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Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Achaemenid Rome, Feb 3, 2017.

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  1. Mako-Tochan Marquise of Excess

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    (You need to give other people a sentence to explain)
     
  2. CaliBoy1990 A bright future is still possible! =)

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    You must have missed my edit, somehow.

    Anyway, here it is, ICYMI: "Is there really such a thing as the Chicago Sidewinder?"
     
  3. H.Flashman(VC) Well-Known Member

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    Answer given by Pierre Salinger, JFK's Press Secretary to member of the White House Press Corps Mike Royko to questions about the dubious role of Chigago local Richard J Daley in the election results of the Presidential elections in 1960. This ambiguous sentence was the only thing Salinger said about the subject. It is ambiguous, because a sidewinder can mean a blow from the side, but it can also mean a duplicitious person. Although in both cases the question is rhetorical, the real meaning of the statement is still obscured. In the first case it refers to the action of the journalist, and in the second to the subject of the question. This is one of the earliest examples of the PR weapons against too inquisitive journalists on painfull subjects. Mike Royko was a reporter of the Chigago Daily News. A week later, he was pulled pack from his position without a formal reason.

    "Today we remember the start of the first Worldwar 100 years ago," speech given by the POTUS in Paris on 11-11-2018.
     
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  4. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    POTUS, here meaning "Proclamator of Technological Unions' Success", Louis Gbinije, remembers - fondly, but also in remembrance of the victims - the start of the First World War. The Bosnian Crisis remained just that, a crisis, but when France fell into instability and red revolution in October 1918 after an ultra-antisemitic anti-Dreyfus government caused an even worse espionage and treason crisis and tried to snatch German Cameroon, it caused World War I. Everybody fought everybody in Europe, with the Central Powers supporting the French Revolutionaries - a move which they should later regret bitterly. Not because the CP lost the war, but because the red (Britain, Mediterranean Union) and technocratic-red (TU, Progressive Union of Soviets) powers should later align against Germany for World War II (1942-1956) and balkanise it.

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  5. jkisaprank Hard Sci-Fi Enthusiast

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    Morality Director of the Free American Empire Hubert Wilson talking about the marked lack of adherence to the christian faith in the recently formed state of East Nebraska, remarking that the western states of the nations in general were awash with brothels, saloons, and other Un-Christian institutions

    "The fuckers did it. They crossed the godamn Andes."
     
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    Augusto Pinochet, talking about Argentinan troops in the Falklands War. Argentinan troops had got themselves support from Bolivia and, by extension, the USA against the UK. The UK was viewed as "too left-wing to be trusted" after Margret Thatcher had been pushed out of office with a motion of confidence and Michael Foot and his Secretary of Industry Stanley Orme supported the cause of Arthur Scargill et al.

    Argentina did indeed win the Falklands war, gained Las Malvinas and the areas claimed in the Beagle Conflict, while the UK moved further down the road to constitutional monarchist syndicalism.

    "Nazis on our territory? No problem, that's better than those "democrats" at least!"
     
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    Joke told by Sheriff Jeff Sessions after uncover a Nazi drug ring in Montgomery.

    My opponent, having been allowed to climb the ladder of prosperity, believes we must destroy them in the name of prosperity-Paul Wellstone.
     
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  8. CaliBoy1990 A bright future is still possible! =)

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    Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone's comments regarding Jesse Helms, Jr.'s attacks on social programs during the televised Vice Presidents' debate on Oct. 16, 2008. Hillary Clinton & Paul Wellstone would later win in a near 400 EV landslide against the Sam Francis/Jesse Helms ticket, a ticket that was so unpopular, that both AZ Senator John McCain, and even both Presidents Bush voted for Independent candidate Larry Flynt in protest.

    "If you told me back in 2019 that a virtual nobody state Senator from Colorado, daughter of a minor and obscure '80s celebrity, could come up from behind and take the Democratic nomination, and win Texas, Georgia, and Arizona in 2020 while still being more socially liberal than Hillary Clinton, I'd have laughed in your face and called you crazy!"
     
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    Statistician Nate Silver on the election of Liv Tyler, daughter of rock singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, to the Presidency.

    "Well, you can think someone is evil and still try to help them, at least."
     
  10. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    Jerry Brown, Archbishop of Sacramento, answering a question of why he opens his convent to convicted murderers.

    Only the Western capitalists would aid Mosley. Did they not help the tsar at one point?-Nestor Makhno.
     
  11. CaliBoy1990 A bright future is still possible! =)

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    Russian Director-General Nestor Makhno's commentary on the rapidly escalating situation in South Africa, circa 1938; however, though, Makhno's cynicism would be disproven after the Johannesburg Incident in late 1941, sparking the Second World War, in which the Allies declared war on Mosley's South Africa, Germany, the Turkish New State, China, and the recently reformed Austria-Hungary.

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    A quote by the famous beatnik, Thomas Wayne, regarding the possibility he would go to a normal lifestyle.

    "The 'I' is much more important than the 'we', simply because could a council of people have decided on this action?" - Ayn Rand
     
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    From Ayn Rand's memoirs, I Ayn Rand. Treated as historical American propaganda during the Artificial Intelligence Freedom Rights Legal Dispute of 3034 C.E.

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  14. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    Google's tongue-in-cheek message on their main page in honor of the the Second American Revolution, which saw the United States undergo a revolution to becoming the Socialist Union of Free States, especially when they annexed Canada. Most of their southernwestern territory, including California, would end up branching off to become the nation of Atzlan while the former southern states would become refugee states.

    "Black and white, from the French or the British, but from across the mountains are our brothers, the United States of Appalachia," Louisianan President Napoleon
     
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    President Napoleon, formerly Consul Napoleon of the French Republic, who fled across the Atlantic after the Bakers' Rebellion.

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  16. Ivoshafen Just A Man From Gondor - Recovering from SATS

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    A famous line from the folk poem “The Darkest Prince,” by an unaccredited White Ruthenian author. It tells the tale of a heir to a kingdom who only wore black silk clothing, causing him to become the literal black sheep of the family. Eventually, his murder, as the only male son of the lord, causes the entire kingdom of collapse. It is hinted in the work that the murder could have been prevented with some form of attention from the king himself, but it serves as a cautionary tale about not accepting family for who they are and how that may end poorly for you along with abandonment themes. In the end, after a knife has been plunged into his back, the prince makes that last statement to his father.

    “You come this side of the North Wabash, speakin’ that damned royal speak, asking for our help against the damned Dixies? I doubt you’ve even been this far away from the Old World before!”
     
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    A quote from David Crockett, a well known American guerilla fighter, to Winston Churchill, a young British officer, during the Second American Crisis.

    "Man is dead, and he has done it by his own hand." -Fredrich Nietzsche
     
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  18. TheImperialTheorist To theorize & imagine worlds of possibilities.

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    Fredrich Nietzsche, the German God of Order, commenting on the horrific end of Ragnarok between the Graeco-Roman Imperial Pantheon and the Nordic Alliance of Asgard. While it is true that mankind won't emerge from Europa for centuries to come, the Asian pantheons of Japan and China, as well as the various animal spirits of North America continue their existence.

    "A girl! A girl! My nation for a girl!"
     
  19. Traincakes Well-Known Member

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    The lament of King Louis the Seventh of France regarding the poor character of his sons, and his only able child being his daughter, Jacqueline, who was disqualified from succession.

    "The modern man has been told that the idea of self is so important, so paramount to him, that he would rather die than give that up. Obviously, that is false." -Ayn Rand
     
  20. jkisaprank Hard Sci-Fi Enthusiast

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    Collectivist philosopher Ayn Rand arguing that there is nothing inherently unique about each individual and that man should give up the idea of the self in favor of a more unified society.

    “Siege the spaceport. Yehmas will control the dark matter trade.”