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News Links / Re: Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. forces
« on: May 03, 2011, 12:16:13 AM »
The world may not be safer place after this, but it’s one less rat on the face of this earth. He killed enough innocent people. May he root in hell and I already feel bad for the devil.

I feel bad for the oceans...
first the Gulf oil spill, then the Japanese radiation...
now an awful pollutant, one of the world's most murderous, hateful scumbags Osama gets dumped, poor oceans.
T

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The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Re: Anna Anderson and DNA
« on: April 30, 2011, 02:04:23 AM »
This whole "birther" nonsense going around about our president helps me to better understand the continued "belief" of kooks in AA being GDAN in spite of the facts. My parents first met our future president as a young high school student named "Barry", a friend of the son of their Hawaiian friends. This happened when the birthers allege he was not in Hawaii. In spite of this and the recent release of yet another certificate, a full 25% of my country still does not believe the facts, and horrifyingly, can still vote and pollute the gene pool by reproducing!

Just as irrational are those who continue to believe in the myth of Anna Anderson being a grand duchess. As I have long said, many will not let facts get in the way of a good delusion.

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Don't think I've ever seen that pic.  She looks amazing.  Compared to what happened later.  Didn't she end up in exile in the UK, very mannish looking, estranged from all family and living like a hermit.  Just asking.
T

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra - Slandered and Hated
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:38:19 PM »
I agree with Ann.

Alexandra began her self righteous journey when she began to write in Nicholas's diaries even before the death of Alexander III or the wedding.

What is the source for that?  Sorry to show my ignorance, I've never heard of that.
TIA
T

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The Wittlesbachs / Re: Ludwig II
« on: March 30, 2011, 08:33:03 PM »
Must say that when I think of a lookalike  to Ludvig ,  I think of his cousin.. Elizabeth !
somehow they look similar...

I'd never thought of that, but the last posted picture sure shows the resemblance, IMO.
T

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News Links / Re: Egypt,and more Middle East turmoil
« on: March 04, 2011, 12:56:11 AM »
My blessings and prayers are w/ the people of Libya trying to free themselves from this tyrant.

The debate here in America is what we can do to support this rebellion for freedom.  The US simply cannot go in to Libya unilatertaly and establish a no-fly zone on it's own, that would be viewed as interference, as much as that might save lives.

I've been following this rebellion for a long time on mideasterrn blogs.  There is a great desire for freedom, but they want to acheive this on their own if possible.  AFAIK the rebels in Libya are now asking for support for other countrties  to establish a no-fly zone.  Maybe the EU or NATO can step up, we will see, but if the US did on it's own you know how that would look.

If you have any appreciation of history and love for humanity please do whatever you can for the oppressed people of Libya!  This guy is one of the worst in history and the Libyan people deserve to be rid of an insanse ruler.

T

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News Links / Re: Egypt,and more Middle East turmoil
« on: March 02, 2011, 01:17:27 AM »
Thanks Lucien for keeping everyone informed here, these are historic times, IMO anyone interested in past history should be interested in history being made as we live.

There is a special relevance to this site as it deeply relates to a very tragic revolution.  Here's an interesting post relating revolutions through recent history- http://ericyoungonline.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/revolution-and-the-muslim-world/

I hope the Libyans can prevail in their fight for freedom from an insane dictator.

T

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News Links / Re: Egypt,and more Middle East turmoil
« on: February 11, 2011, 02:55:34 AM »
TY Lucien for keeping this vital issue upfront here.  Since many of us here are students of history, and by consequence, revolutions...this is very pertintinet, also awesome to watch history in the making.

I've long followed some ME blogs, none of this surprises me.  Egyptian people need our support.  Check him out, I've been reading him for years before this explosion.

http://twitter.com/Sandmonkey

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Having Fun! / Re: Any Questions?....Any Answers?
« on: May 20, 2010, 08:26:05 PM »
Nail varnish really?
Well I shall try it.

Yikes, I don't think you want to try nail varnish.  I think Margot mentioned Vanish stick, a stain remover.  Tho some stains can be removed by nail varnish remover, big difference.  Better Google that before trying it on this type of stain. I'm not sure what type of stain the remover is good at..

Since we're on stains, I guess hairspray removes ink stains.  My contribution today. :)

T

Edit: Actually my Grandmother tried nail varnish on a stain on a white shirt, I think she misunderstood.  It ruined the shirt.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part IV
« on: May 08, 2010, 11:32:37 PM »
Nice photo of  2 loving sisters.  Somehow it creeps me out, knowing how they treated/ dealt w/ their children and the history that folllowed.  Very self absorbed women, who caused a lot of others close to them much grief in life w/ their ideas of what was "proper".

They came from next to nothing, in royal circles, then lucked out when their father was named heir to the Danish throne.  I just think it's sad they became so imperious and judgmental after their father got the nod to be King of Denmark.  A great/sad example of the arrogance of royalty.  

JMHO

T

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Having Fun! / Re: What's On The Menu Tonight At Your Place.
« on: April 25, 2010, 08:13:30 PM »
Old-fashioned pot roast w/ carrots and taters.  You know...heart healthy food! ;)
T

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The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewels Pt 7
« on: March 16, 2010, 12:46:34 AM »
In fact, Queen Alexandra died intestate in 1925, and her three remaining children – Queen Maud of Norway, Princess Victoria of Wales and King George V (along with Queen Mary) – met together at Sandringham to divide all of her belongings in equal portions among them.

Her daughter Louise was living at the time, she died in 1931.  Why was she not present and was she excluded from a share?

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So this is what LisaD was posting about!  IMO this is disgraceful.  Contrary to all ideas of respect for the integrity of historic sites the ROC is proceeding w/ these plans, simply shameful.  There is already a church on the site of the murders.  The site of the burials should be left as it was, a natural site.  Who knows what evidence will be destroyed in the process.
I'd encourage any ROC member to protest thru church channels.  I don't imagine an international petition would have any effect on them, but I'd be glad to sign it.  Maybe some Russians w/ respect for history could chain themselves to trees to stop the project, that would be bad pr for this criminal undertaking.
Sign me disappointed and disgusted w/ such actions,
T

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Actually this rang a bell, I think there was something, at least hoped for, beween them.  There was some hope among their parents that they might marry.  Supposedly Irene even learned Norweigan.  But Harald had already started dating Sonja, who he would later marry.
Just google Irene of Greece and Norway, there's a lot out there, no idea how much of it is factual tho. ;)
T

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1899. The lady is actually Alexandra of Wales. The baby is indeed Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, held by her mother Alexandra. Beside her is Nicholas and Marie Fyodorovna. In the background you can see leaving little Grand Duchess Tatiana.



That certainly can't be Nicholas II?  For one thing the man is taller than Alexandra by a bit.  He's also too thin and from what we can see of the side of his face he looks too old.  Even the hat looks wrong for him.  I'm no expert but that isn't Nicholas II IMHO.

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