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Germany's former eastern territories Comrade 06/13/2020 (Sat) 06:09:22 No. 1910 [Reply] [Last]
Why do so many people have a boner for Germany's old eastern borders? Look at any alt-hist featuring the nation and they still own Pomerania, Silesia, Prussia (East/West) etc. Is it because of aesthetics and looking nice, does /pol/ have anything to do with it, or is it something different? Discuss.
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>>1911 >Regaining these territories for Germany is considered a lost cause by everyone except hardcore nationalists. pretty much this, look up Reichsbürgerbewegung https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichsbürger_movement
>>1910 that area is literally Prussia, the homeland of the original german state that formed Germany
>>2630 >They maintain that the German Reich (or, occasionally, Prussia)[4] continues to exist in its pre-World War II borders, and that it is governed by a Kommissarische Reichsregierung (KRR, Provisional Reich Government), or Exilregierung ("government in exile").[5] So basically the German equivalent of the American "Sovereign citizens" and Russian "Soviet citizens".
>>2480 Not by much, most of the evilest things the EU has done have had strong French backing.
>>2644 >Prussians (Old Prussian: Prūsai; German: Pruzzen or Prußen; Latin: Pruteni; Latvian: Prūši; Lithuanian: Prūsai; Polish: Prusowie; Kashubian: Prësowié) were the indigenous peoples from a cluster of Baltic tribes that inhabited the region of Prussia. This region lent its name to the later state of Prussia (see King in Prussia). It was located on the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea between the Vistula Lagoon to the west and the Curonian Lagoon to the east. The people spoke a language now known as Old Prussian and followed pagan Prussian mythology. >During the 13th century, the Old Prussians were conquered by the Teutonic Order. The former German state of Prussia took its name from the Baltic Prussians, although it was led by Germans. The Teutonic Knights and their troops transferred the Baltic Prussians from southern Prussia to northern Prussia. Many Old Prussians were also killed in crusades requested by Poland and the popes, while others were assimilated and converted to Christianity. The old Prussian language was extinct by the 17th or early 18th century.[1] Many Old Prussians emigrated due to Teutonic crusades.

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Investing Comrade 07/25/2020 (Sat) 02:45:44 No. 2699 [Reply] [Last]
Since /crisis/ general isn't helpful at all and 4/biz/ is shill central. Educate me on things like cryptocurrency, inflation, pumps, different economic sectors like tech...
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best video to teach you these things https://youtu.be/8wAYb-PnRGY
>>2703 BUY HIGH SELL LOW >>2699 For crypto, if you sign up on Coinbase it gives you a bunch of opportunities to get free crypto. Basically it let's you watch 'informational courses' that are ads that shill for any given particular shitcoin, and then gives you anywhere from $10-$50 USD in that shitcoin. Then it's just the investment game. You can do buy-low-sell-high since you've a fair amount of startup coin, or you could try to follow 'market trends,' which in the realm of crypto is literally just scamming. Crypto is literal speculation around fucking monopoly money, it has no actual point, but there's still a shitton that can be made off of it. Even the retarded belief in meme-magic that /biz/ believes gives any given shitcoin value is to some extent true, as when they meme the coin, people start buying the coin, thus giving the coin value. It's all ponzi schemes for crypto, so if you stay on top of the schemes and scams, you can make a pretty penny. Real stocks are of course (slightly) less fake, so that's a bigboy game I am far less knowledgeable about.
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Don't listen to any of these faggots. The real money is made through placing well informed and strategic option calls. You need at least 1k of savings to do it effectively from my understanding and massive cahones.
>>2729 Explain option calls.

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What is postmodernism? Comrade 05/21/2020 (Thu) 05:47:18 No. 1728 [Reply] [Last]
explain in simple terms pls
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>>1728 Marxism for people who don’t read books
>>1733 so when people freak out when other people use the term "postmodern neomarxists", they're wrong?
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>>2700 Very. Postmodernism rejects historical materialism. https://youtu.be/U4hS5NSzPxw?t=146 (Watch from 2:26 - 3:56)

Comrade 07/23/2020 (Thu) 05:38:08 No. 2679 [Reply] [Last]
I've been working on formatting Black Bolshevik into EPUB and webpages to make it more accessible, as it's a very long book. At the moment chapters 1-3 are finished. Please contribute if you have the time. https://github.com/scaredporky/scaredporkylib
For typos and misprints, I am using this PDF as a basis of comparison http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=AAF60EC535C8BCBE403DCF8E83CB5406
thanks for sharing Anon. what exactly do you need to "finish"? it looks like all the chapters are there on the page
>>2688 I need to finish formatting the other chapters properly and correcting their spelling mistakes. These have just been converted from the scanned PDF as-is, so the automatic transcriptions are still a problem. I'll keep working in this as I have time, but I appreciate any extra help as it's taking some time.
how do I compile EPUBS
>>2696 I've been working on the epub that generated after converting the PDF so I'm not sure how you would compile it from scratch. Here's what I have so far compiled to epub (again, only the first three chapters are finished).

Comrade 07/18/2020 (Sat) 05:54:06 No. 2504 [Reply] [Last]
I don't want to leave the house, do any work or anything at all. I would rather lay in bed all day and do heroin. In a socialist society, what happens when I simply refuse to work at all? Do I get housed and fed, or do I starve?
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>>2518 Feel free to have an argument hedonist.
you go to rehab
my take is that in socialism, if you don't work you get like your basic subsistence met, like you don't starve, but that's it, you don't get to enjoy the good things in life without doing some work
"He who does not work, does not eat" - Lenin
Really it depends on the level of productive forces/abundance in the society. Compare "From each according to his ability, to each according to his contribution" with "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." I think, for example, in a socialist (lower-phase communism) Germany, you would be provided with a house and food, but probably not much more than that. In a sufficiently abundant higher-phase communism, I'm sure you could be afforded some luxury goods, depending on the level of abundance. People who don't wish to work (where what counts as work is much broader than modern-day capitalism) would be rare. The reason why "forced labour" existed in the USSR was simply because the society was poor and needed to develop quickly, etc.

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Comrade 04/22/2020 (Wed) 23:12:22 No. 1282 [Reply] [Last]
Educate me on weapons
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>>2103 I think it's to get the muscles you use for aiming stronger, that way you can be steadier.
>>2103 dont this this fucking retarded plus steady aim only recquires normal strenght
>>2121 Something tells me the only retard here is you, though feel free to prove me wrong.
>>2103 Yes, but not necessarily bricks. US Army had us use our canteens for example.
>>2103 >Is it really that heavy/straining to aim with a rifle for a prolonged period of time that this is necessary? Try it yourself. Hold something 5lbs (~2.25 freedom hating units) out with an extended arm for as long as you can. Isometrics will kick your ass.

Historical Documentary General Historian 03/05/2020 (Thu) 01:47:31 No. 94 [Reply] [Last]
This will be a thread for posting and sharing Documentaries about history as a whole. I was sitting around watching Step back and I realized it has been a while since I have seen any of those old BBC like documentaries about historical figures. Doesn't have to be older though. If you have any Youtube links or torrents to look up post them here. Thanks anons.
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Any in Spanish, I need to work on my understanding of the lang. Does not need to be about LA or Spain though.
A documentary that I watched a while back was "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Its about the 2002 coup on Hugo Chavez, and its a pretty interesting watch as the people making the documentary were there on the scene the days before, during and after the coup. Something that I liked was that they showed you the different class reactions to the idea of the Chavez presidency. Like obviously, we can guess, but I still hate/love seeing the porkies taking their mask off. Here a link to it: https://youtu.be/wKf1nccf3OI
>>2229 La batalla de Chile Cordillera de los sueños Botó de nácar Nostalgia de la luz All by Patricio Guzmán.
Any based and redpilled documentary on the Hungarian revolution of 1956?
DW in spanish just posted this documentary about German Rocket Scientists in Mobutu's Zaire. It's pretty interesting to see how Elon Musk could have ended if the political door he needed were closed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB26MHTC3Xs Or invidio https://invidio.us/watch?v=HB26MHTC3Xs (Those fuckers in DW spanish put 5 ads meanwhile in DW english there is only one, fuck them)

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Cuba and Venezuela before the revolution. Comrade 04/11/2020 (Sat) 02:08:21 No. 754 [Reply] [Last]
What do people exactly mean when they claim Cuba and Venezuela were richer before their socialist governments? was it close to an oligarchy?
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>Dirty commies took away grandpa’s slaves, they should all be exterminated, blacks belong to whites and Cuba belongs to America Basically this
For what it's worth Venezuela in 1996 had an inflation rate of only 100% as opposed to back in 2018 when it reached up to 130,060%. https://youtu.be/R3CR6MzcGD8
>>763 Cuba was actually a center for sex tourism, much like Thailand or the Phillipines today.
>>2632 What exactly caused this inflation are they printing that much money ore is this some US chenanigans
Some little videos about it. At least Venezuela, it's common knowladge that Cuba under Batista was a playground for mafias and rich gringos. Videos about Venezuela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvh_mCQbExk Part One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJZ9QJx_Xqw Part Two

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How to improve English writing? Comrade 06/19/2020 (Fri) 00:47:10 No. 1973 [Reply] [Last]
I am an ESLer. How do I improve my English writing? My grammar, and punctuation is terrible. My writing vocabulary is terrible as well. Sometimes when I write, I take a long time because the right word or phrase is not on my mind. I have a large passive vocabulary, but I don't know how to use it, and turn it into active vocabulary. I am looking to improve my writing ability to a level where It would be easy for me to write papers for academic journals, and conferences. If you have any recommendations, please do post them.
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>>1973 Start reading "The Economist". You'll get the sense of how porkies think, and it'll improve your English as well.
keep reading.
Use a thesaurus for one. https://www.thesaurus.com/
>>1973 I recommend reading the great English prose stylists. Google if you don't know them. Also read stuff like from here https://www.aldaily.com/ Pay close attention to how they all write. Good luck.
>>1973 I am looking to improve my writing ability to a level where It would be easy for me to write papers for academic journals, and conferences. The hardest part will be doing the research in the first place. Try to work on a project with a native speaker who has already published, doing most of the writing yourself and letting them proofread your work. Several people I know have improved their english this way; it is hard, but the fine things are hard.

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Catalyst pdfs Comrade 07/22/2020 (Wed) 04:57:56 No. 2651 [Reply] [Last]
I always thought that godawful ligature was a rendering error. I can't believe people unironically like it.


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