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106559 No. 106559 ID: 938a21 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I'm writing a paper on lessons to take from the 'Troubles' viewed through the lens of the Iraq conflict and I'm procrastinating.

Anyone else got views on the Ireland they'd care yo share?

Pic related it's the IRA after 1921.
>> No. 106572 ID: 050b51
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Brits out!
Perhaps the lesson to take from Ireland is if you have a colony that mostly resents your rule, you have to either make them equal citizens with equal rights and have non-exploitative policies or free them or crack down on them and endure decades of ruinous guerrilla warfare.
>> No. 106573 ID: 050b51
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But this is coming from a provincial who would never tolerate colonial rule by foreign monarchs, so I am a bit biased.
>> No. 106574 ID: d4c8ee
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Basically the introduction of the potato in Ireland in the late 1500s was a major factor in the decline of living standards, combined with civil unrest and the conquest of the island by the English. The potato is a fairly hearty crop, animals won't eat it and unlike cereal crops couldn't be easily destroyed by soldiers. Thus it was widely and rapidly adopted by the peasantry, since potatoes were essentially the cheapest and easiest crop available. IIRC a cotter could support his family on a acre of potatoes, so relatively little needed land meant that landlords could use the rest of their land for pasture or cereal crops for export.

So this went on for about 300 years. The Irish lived in mud huts and ate nothing but potatoes and buttermilk while having less rights than a medieval serf (or a Russian serf of the same period) while laboring for protestant land owners (typically absent from their holdings) and Parliament passed various laws that subjected Irish exports to heavy tariffs while English goods could be sold in Ireland without them. There were general reforms and emancipation in the early 1800s fueled by British fear of the American and French revolutions, however this did little to quell the rising tide of Irish nationalism that continued until the Easter Rising and independence.

Afterwards it's mainly the general "Unbabunga u pray slightly different from me! Catholicism is a religion of peace!" sectarian bullshit we all know about. More recently the Irish managed to fuck up their economy spectacularly thanks to both housing and bank investment bubbles as I recall.

The potato's debasement of living standards also happened in the Scottish highlands but to a lesser extent, the Scots distrusted potatoes ("they aren't in the Bible therefore we shouldn't eat them", the same issue happened with peasants in mainland Europe) and there was less unrest at the time of it's adoption in the 1700s. Scotsmen were forced out of their homes by their landlords and ended up in meager areas on the coast eating potatoes, however cereal crops and meat had greater availability and the Scots were able to fall back onto secondary cash industries such as fishing and collecting kelp ash for the glass industry.
>> No. 106587 ID: 938a21
The funny thing is that the opposite is true for the begging of the Troubles. The British Army was deployed to protect the Catholic minority.

Even the COIN operations of the Anglo-Irish War were precipitated by the actions of the IRA murdering RIC men.

Hence the need for the Auxiliary troops to be brought in. (here's a bright idea, lets take brutalised ex-service men, who may or may not have PTSD and put them in a insurgency for which they are untrained and unrestrained by the community).

"rising tide of Irish nationalism that continued until the Easter Rising and independence"

The nationalist fever was wearing off by 1916 though, which is why they launched the rising. The Home-Rule act was passed and by and large most Irish were happy with it, although not people like Sinn Fein or the IRB.

It was only when the Military governor had the plotters executed for treason (the Uprising was supposed to be more widespread and was being aided by the Kaiser) that the Irish switched their attitudes.

It's like the Irish Civil War. It didn't need to happen, the agreement was signed and would have meant a united and probably independent Ireland by the mid 20th Century but the hardline republicans couldn't take that.
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>> No. 106589 ID: 050b51
The potato, imported from the New World (the Americas), solved a major food shortage problem in Europe to the point where Europe had a sharp population increase after the potato's introduction.

The introduction of the potato was responsible for a significant portion of the increase in population and urbanization observed during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. According to our most conservative estimates, the introduction of the potato accounts for approximately one-quarter of the growth in Old World population and urbanization
between 1700 and 1900. http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/nunn/files/nunn_qian_qje_2011.pdf

You may claim that having enough food to feed more children retards the living standards of everyone else who must suffer through a population boom, but I would hazard that frequent population-thinning famines are even worse.

Prince Regent: Well, tell me about these “oppressed masses”, what are they so worked up about?
Blackadder: They are worked up, sir, because they are so poor that they are forced to have children as a cheap alternative to turkey at Christmas. Disease and deprivation stalk our land like... two giant... stalking things. And the working man is poised to overthrow us.
- Black Adder the Third Season 3 Episode 4 - Sense and Senility (1987) http://dai.ly/x4oyep4 or http://dai.ly/x1zz3tw

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106539 No. 106539 ID: 050b51 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
There used to be an internet site called Packing.org that had updated info on all the states' gun laws, but now there are other sites that have this kind of info. But which are the best (factual, updated, easy to navigate)?
If you are wondering about your state gun laws, consult your .gov site on gun laws, such as in Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/csp/colorado-gun-laws
What are Colorado's laws concerning firearms?
These two statutes regarding firearms are enforceable by any certified peace officer in the state. It is important to note that even though the laws differ in their language it is an individual's responsibility to abide by all sections of each statute in order to be in compliance.

Title 18: Colorado allows a person to carry a firearm in a vehicle if its use is for lawful protection of such person or another's person or property. [C.R.S. 18-12-105(2)] Colorado law also allows a person to possess a handgun in a dwelling, place of business, or automobile. However, when you carry the weapon into your home, business, hotel room, etc. it must be in plain view. Local jurisdictions may not enact laws that restrict a person's ability to travel with a weapon. [C.R.S. 18-12-105.6] The Act permits the nationwide carrying of concealed handguns by qualified current and retired law enforcement officers and amends the Gun Control Act of 1968 (Pub. L. 90-618, 82 Stat. 1213) to exempt qualified current and retired law enforcement officers from state and local laws prohibiting the carry of concealed firearms.

Title 33: In accordance with Colorado wildlife laws, including C.R.S. 33-6-125, you may carry a weapon in your vehicle. However it is unlawful for any person, except a person authorized by law or by the division, to possess or have under his control any firearm, other than a pistol or revolver, in or on any motor vehicle unless the chamber of such firearm is unloaded. A "muzzle-loader" shall be considered unloaded if it is not primed, and, for such purpose, "primed" means having a percussion cap on the nipple or flint in the striker and powder in the flash pan.

For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife statutes and regulations visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website cpw.state.co.us.

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106466 No. 106466 ID: 983596 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I just saw a billboard with "#stopzika" on the side of a bus here in chicago. Crawling the web reveals:


Apparently the bureaucrats in this cesspool think/thought it's a good idea to spread fear of some fabricated health threat, even though "Zika does not currently present a direct threat locally", perhaps to divert attention from real problems, like, well frankly, take your pick.
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Doubtful. Zika I don't even think has really had any cases in the US cept in Florida.

But people are still shitting themselves over it like a repeat of the Bird Flu so it probably makes for a pretty good way to divert attention from shit like the hundreds dying from gang violence yearly, George Lucas fucking off from Chicago with his billions, rampant corruption, and ctOS allowing trench coat wearing dudes to hack errything.

Pic kinda related but not sure if true. The fact I can wonder if its true shows just how fucked up the place is.
>> No. 106473 ID: de0bec
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Be careful what you wish for.
They could just as likely be demanding the deliberate importation of millions of zika carrying mosquitoes to increase the diversity of public health and safety.
>> No. 106480 ID: c75c40
Chicago worse then Baltimore with gangs and shit?
>> No. 106481 ID: d4c8ee
Depends on the neighborhood.
>> No. 106531 ID: 519207
seen a few billboards in my area too, even in nearby DC, on various buses

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106398 No. 106398 ID: 09c7e0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
what about after 8 years of hitlary?
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>> No. 106522 ID: 050b51
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Biggus Dickus should have made a cameo appearance in Caligula.
>> No. 106524 ID: 050b51
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Excalibur (1981) – Morgana le Fey
If, for some unknown reason, you have not yet watched this classic cult costume film, stop everything and go watch it. It really defies explanation, so I’m not even going to try. I’ll just say that Helen Mirren is a stone cold fox as Morgana, and I really kind of need that leather cut-out dress in my wardrobe. For the days when I need to cut a bitch. Costumes by Bob Ringwood, who did a lot of sci-fi filmwork in the ’80s and ’90s, such as Dune (1984), the Tim Burton Batman films, and Alien3 (1992).
>> No. 106525 ID: 050b51
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Plus, Excalibur had one of the best armored sex scenes in cinema.
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Why people insist on posting thumbnails instead of the full-size picture is beyond me.
>> No. 106527 ID: 90a126
Because some people just pulled it off of the googles.

Also some people want to show some love to any ants who might be browsing our site. ;)

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106515 No. 106515 ID: f49edb hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Paging CC. Many years ago I bought some pipes off you and completely forgot everything about their make/model. I try to talk pipes with people and don't know what I have.

The longer stemmed one was made by Bjarne, who is dead now sadly.

The shorter one has a treble clef marking but I can't remember for the life of me who made it.

plz respond.

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106497 No. 106497 ID: 5a0b76 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So I quit my job, got an RV (a rv? that doesn't sound right) and am consolidating my family down to one cellphone for our time on the road. I would like to get some form of 2 way radio for my wife and I to keep in touch if one of us ventures from the base camp.

What does Opchan recommend? From my readings, spending a little extra to get a MURS and extra long antenna would give me the best range without getting into a HAM licence.
Also a digital unit would allow me to have an actual private conversation correct? Something about breaking up the message across multiple frequencies at once.
>> No. 106498 ID: d4c8ee
Well since you're not interested in getting technician licenses, the simplest option is to just get some Motorola FRS/GMRS radios. MURS equipment is rarer and more expensive but like you said, will get a little more range. Expect maybe 5 miles at best, half that for GMRS.

Getting a couple 2m/70cm Baofengs and programming them for both sets of frequencies would work easily, but wouldn't be entirely legal because the radios aren't part certified by the FCC to operate on those frequencies, and at low power still put out more power than is allowed on those frequencies and will thus stomp over everybody else.

Don't bother with CB handhelds. They're garbage and basically exist solely so a crane operator or whoever can talk to a truck driver.

But honestly, you'd probably be best off just getting a Tracphone and putting 60 minutes on whenever it needs it.

>Also a digital unit would allow me to have an actual private conversation correct?

No. Crypto or voice scrambling isn't allowed on the amateur or public use bands. Digital modes only offer "security via obfuscation" due to differing standards. IE, a radio with Icom's D-STAR can not communicate (in digital mode) with a radio using Yaesu's SystemFusion or a Tytera DMR radio. It's a bunch of bullshit because now you've got every radio company coming out with their own proprietary digital mode.

A lot of FRS/GMRS radios are sold with "privacy mode" advertised on the box, which is actually just a coded squelch tone. IE, you set your radio for channel 4 tone 15, and if somebody transmits on channel 4 with tone 7 your radio won't drop squelch.
>> No. 106502 ID: 3ce0e6
Why a cellphone? Just buy a mobile data station, get a magic jack, and use that for comms. Plus, you'd have access to internet on PC's.
>> No. 106506 ID: 9dc901
Just a few Baofengs. If you want to stick to the law, you can use the frequencies designated for the handhelds with no requirement for a HAM licence.

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106475 No. 106475 ID: bc78c2 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So I've been reading Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West, and watching some of the Dick Proenneke movies.

You guys ever just want to get out and want to go adventuring, go on an expedition, or similar?
>> No. 106476 ID: 9dcda2
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> You guys ever just want to get out and want to go adventuring, go on an expedition, or similar?
>> No. 106477 ID: de0bec
Traveled to a few countries when I was younger.
Now I'm right where I want to be.
>> No. 106478 ID: 90a126
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When I was younger, yeah. Nowadays I'm too old, too unwilling to do anything exciting.

Plus I had the realization that any adventure probably isn't going to be all that adventurous, any expedition will be only to places someone has already been, and anything close these days like taking up arms to fight ISIS or exploring lightly explored areas will never even come close to the grand adventures of the past.

Whats the point of going on an adventure if you can't find some untouched place with a bunch of native girls who have never saw a white dick before? Just not worth it.
>> No. 106479 ID: 9dcda2
Tard-er Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat) is funny as fuck.

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106359 No. 106359 ID: 30f399 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Did anyone else lose OpChan for the last two days?
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>> No. 106462 ID: f9b63c
Quit being a twat Frost.
>> No. 106464 ID: 86d09e
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>Beats the shit out of 500 errors every post, eh?

You just had to jinx it, didn't you?

Our hosting provider is currently seemingly under DDoS attack. This drops the connection to the server for a few minutes every once in a while. The entire IP range goes down.

So be patient and don't panic.
>> No. 106467 ID: 294081
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Wait, who is raiding us?
>> No. 106472 ID: f87148

Yeah dude, I know I was rising to the bait... Still tho, the pathos speaks to a central and enduring grievance.

Mea culpa.
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>Wait, who is raiding us?

We're RAIDing ourselves!

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106368 No. 106368 ID: 294081 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Please do not advertise this site on 8chan /pol/.
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>> No. 106457 ID: 25feb6
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Here, let me help you, since you're fond of screencaps and insinuations.

Face it. You got butthurt and went screencap hunting so suddenly because you didn't think I was still around to snap back at your Goony ass on account of not posting in a long time.

You're a net negative on this entire site and whatever sense of community and fraternity it used to have. You provoke shit, stir shit both provoked by you and by others, travel with a little entourage of anon operators who never seem to post anything but proverbial one liners unless they're backing you up in a thread at 3:00 in the morning, and you only ever speak with that signature arrogant tone of pseudo-detached pretentiousness almost unique to Goons, SRS trolls and their ilk. But you're just here to "enrich our discourse" or "stop it from being a hugbox" or whatever bullshit excuse your thirsty beta adherents will spit out in defence of your shit stirring this time.

So fuck you. I don't post much, but I've never left this place, and I won't be leaving, either. Get used to the idea, and shove a nice screencap of this post right up your ass with your other ones.
>> No. 106458 ID: a569d7
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>the ride never ends
>> No. 106459 ID: ebb4ba
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>being this triggered at being triggered
literally lmaoing at your life
>> No. 106463 ID: 044fd0
8chan is still a thing? I thought they died?
>> No. 106465 ID: 86d09e
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Alright, this shit ends here or the ban hammer comes out.
Enough with the childish tantrums on both sides.

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106420 No. 106420 ID: f49edb hide watch quickreply [Reply]
A few things:

1. You probably noticed opchan was down for about a day. If you haven't read the other threads, it was a server hardware problem relating to our hard drives, of which we have 2, configured in RAID 1. It took longer than it should have, but at least the host communicated with us to let us know what was going on while they fixed it. Thank you Bob for volunteering to help out with issues like this in the future, that is extremely helpful, we'll talk more.

2. Donation drive is moving to fall. I simply don't have the time to do it right now. I would still very much appreciate volunteers to help me run it.

3. Brainstorm for me how the user experience (UX) of operatorchan is distinct from other sites or forums you go on, and then ponder how that could be replicated using more traditional forum software. Some points I know we've discussed in the past:

a. optional anonymity - most forums require you to sign up
b. images central to discussion - most forums are text based with links and shit for images.

Say words to inform my brain.
>> No. 106431 ID: 309674
I've always seen opchan as halfway between typical chan and their culture and traditional forums. I like the imageboard format and believe images and videos add character.
>> No. 106432 ID: f49edb

I agree with that, I wonder if it can be replicated in a meaningful way in something better supported than the current crop of imageboard abor... I mean softwares.

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