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    It's been a year since the Costa Concordia disaster.

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    It's really very sad. I think I heard on the TV that it won't be until the Fall of this year that they'll actually be able to start salvaging the thing.

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    Paul CÚzanne was born on January 19, 1839.






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    CÚzanne is one of my favorites. I especially love his landscapes.



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    On this day in 1715, the longest reigning European monarch in history died, Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King. His reign was marked by France becoming a major superpower in Europe with its victory over three wars and a time of general prosperity in France's history.

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    On this day, 1973, Salvator Allende's democratically elected government was ousted by a military coup.

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    1862 - Abraham Lincoln removes George McClellan as the commander of the Union Army for the final time.

    1912 - Woodrow Wilson elected President.

    2006 - Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death.

    2007 - Google unveils Android mobile operating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppiluliuma View Post
    On this day in 1715, the longest reigning European monarch in history died, Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King. His reign was marked by France becoming a major superpower in Europe with its victory over three wars and a time of general prosperity in France's history.

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    He laid the groundwork for the bloody French Revolution.

    France was broke after his four wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenridgeman View Post
    He laid the groundwork for the bloody French Revolution.

    France was broke after his four wars.
    The French Revolution happened because the people wouldn't accept the potato as a replacement for wheat as a bread crop. The potato was more resilient to cold, and far more efficient than wheat, and Louis XVI went to great lengths to get the French people to use potatoes, but THEY ended up being resilient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppiluliuma View Post
    The French Revolution happened because the people wouldn't accept the potato as a replacement for wheat as a bread crop. The potato was more resilient to cold, and far more efficient than wheat, and Louis XVI went to great lengths to get the French people to use potatoes, but THEY ended up being resilient.
    Here's an idea:

    The farmers plant what they want, the people buy what they want, the market interactions between those two freely choosing parties determines what proportion of wheat is grown and how much pommes-de-terre are grown.

    The French Revolution happened because that's what always happens to totalitarian states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Here's an idea:

    The farmers plant what they want, the people buy what they want, the market interactions between those two freely choosing parties determines what proportion of wheat is grown and how much pommes-de-terre are grown.

    The French Revolution happened because that's what always happens to totalitarian states.
    Conservative totalitarian states always fail.

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