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Forum Announcements / Re: Terrorist attacks in London
« on: July 22, 2005, 08:53:54 AM »
The chap they shot at Stockwell Station apparently was wearing a 'bomb belt' - I don't blame them for shooting him then and there. How awful for everyone in London... everyone in Britain as well, to a lesser degree. :'(

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As this thread is about Anna Anderson, partly, I thought I'd ask this: has any one read Peter Kurth's book about her, and if so, is it it worth reading? A friend of mine has it and I wondered whether it was worth borrowing. Looks an old book - is it any good?

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An example of "mad":  A person with a family history of schizophrenia who happens to believe that people all over the world are secretly watching him and know every move he makes.

And when did it suddenly become acceptable to call someone who you think is mentally ill "mad"? I don't care who that's said about, but it's out of order. 'Tis a wonder one of the mods hasn't edited your post.

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Having recieved 4 pms from the "Mad Claimant"....I claim priority in the secret handshake and funny walks department....should I block his messages....or just see how silly he can be...decisions...?


You have no right to call any member of the board "mad", etonexile. As if scorn and mockery were not enough, you feel the need to name-call as well.

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Oh yes, indeed. And if the information has clearly been interpreted properly, the paper is credible in that respect also. But you and I will differ there, for whether or not the interpretation is correct is very much a matter of opinion in this case.

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A paper does not need to be written by a highly-flying academic to be credible. Provided that sufficient research has gone into it, the status of its author should be of little consequence. The information might have been found by a professor of a university, or a teenager studying history; it's the same information.

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I fear I must come down on the side of the FA...If JK wishes to take on the generally established medical community,world-wide,he'd better have some sterling credentials himself,or some world-class medical experts in his camp,willing to back him up directly or through their published works,in accepted medical publications.

Nah. He's done his research and produced a paper that has yet to be answered. Whatever his qualifications, the result is the same. Please, give the man some credit.

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The Russian Revolution / Re: No Stalin, no Hitler?
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:53:48 PM »
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Mao was responsible for 70m deaths. He boasted he was willing “for half of China to die” to achieve military-nuclear superpowerdom.

Evil would be an understatement there! Mao appears to have had both what Hitler had (the more wicked intent) and what Stalin had (the more wicked actions). Most certainly appears worse. And so chillingly recently!

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Nikolai Chebotarev
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:47:28 PM »
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The head librarian was most likely intelligent enough not to waste taxpayers funds on such seeming twaddle....

Rascal, you! ;D

If Blood Relative were sold as fiction (as Robert mentioned) it would make a neat sort of book, I guess. And, yes, it is both well-written and interesting (as fantasy sometimes is ;)).

One question: did Gray make up all the "sources" he spoke to, whom he names?


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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Nikolai Chebotarev
« on: June 27, 2005, 04:02:31 AM »
OK, you're probably right. But a relative of mine wanted the book and asked a library to get it in, and for some reason they couldn't get hold of it (if I'm remembering correctly).

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Nikolai Chebotarev
« on: June 25, 2005, 03:26:48 AM »
I've read the book. Does anyone know why it is no longer available?

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Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexander III
« on: June 25, 2005, 03:25:08 AM »
Okay, they're not just legends then. :D

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There have been many tales of Peter the Great and pokers also, not bending them but inserting them into his enemies after being heated in coals. This is the way that his son Grand Duke Alexis Petrovich died in 1718.

Nasty, eh?! :o

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When one sees the actually quite small area in front of a wall,near a corner,of that basement room...and the number of shooters involved...can one ever actually believe that ANYONE could have come out alive?

The story of so many gunmen just doesn't seem quite accurate; they were ranked in the doorway of not a massive room and the bullets were said to have "ricocheted" off all over the places. Why, then, did the gunmen emerge unscathed?

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Good point, Bear, though others clearly disagree.

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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Marie Feodorovna -  Your Opinion
« on: June 21, 2005, 08:12:07 AM »
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I believe that whilst we can now all sympathise with the Empresses shyness, vulnerability and fate, history has proven that both Alexander III and Marie Feodorovna were prudent to regard her demeanor as unsuitable for the role of consort to the future Emperor of all the Russia's.


That's exactly what I think. By the way, welcome to the board, Alexander_II! :)

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