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  1. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jan '10 11:29
    Never again!
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Jan '10 11:31
    The most depressing place I ever set foot in. Everybody that can should go at least once in their life time.
  3. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jan '10 11:36
    Originally posted by Palynka
    The most depressing place I ever set foot in. Everybody that can should go at least once in their life time.
    I never went there but I don't think I'd handle it very well...
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Jan '10 11:41
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    I never went there but I don't think I'd handle it very well...
    For me was the opposite. I knew about the horrors, so I knew what to expect and so never thought it would have that much of an emotional impact. I was wrong. It's not that I learned anything about the history...but you feel it. You really do.

    At least I did.
  5. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jan '10 11:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Palynka
    but you feel it. You really do.

    At least I did.
    Normally I do too. That's why I don't wanna go there.

    I really don't think I could take it. Just by thinking about it I'm all goose bumped...
  6. 28 Jan '10 11:53
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    Normally I do too. That's why I don't wanna go there.

    I really don't think I could take it. Just for thinking about it I'm all goose bumped...
    And does that make you feel good?
  7. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jan '10 11:54
    Originally posted by Sartor Resartus
    And does that make you feel good?
    Yep.

    Feeling bad makes me feel good!

  8. 28 Jan '10 12:04
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    I never went there but I don't think I'd handle it very well...
    Truly an incredible place, to realise that such evil occurred right where you are standing. I can honestly say I've never felt anything like I did when I passed through the gate under that sign.
  9. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    28 Jan '10 12:37
    Originally posted by Sartor Resartus
    And does that make you feel good?
    [ ...Sartor Resartus champing at the bit, like the character in "American History X" played by Edward Norton, talking to Elliot Gould over dinner... ]
  10. 28 Jan '10 13:04
    Originally posted by FMF
    [ ...Sartor Resartus champing at the bit, like the character in "American History X" played by Edward Norton, talking to Elliot Gould over dinner... ]
    Windbag,what are you rambling on about now?
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Jan '10 13:07
    Originally posted by Sartor Resartus
    And does that make you feel good?
    Why are you such a low-life?
  12. 28 Jan '10 13:07
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    Yep.

    Feeling bad makes me feel good!

    Giving yourself the creeps and showing what a good guy you are?
  13. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jan '10 13:12 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Sartor Resartus
    Giving yourself the creeps and showing what a good guy you are?
    "Why are you such a low-life?"

    Or if you prefer:

    "Windbag,what are you rambling on about now?"
  14. 28 Jan '10 17:52
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    Never again!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide#20th_century_democides_causing_more_than_one_million_deaths.

    20th century democides causing more than one million deaths.

    From Death by Government, Rummel, 1987. Several estimates have been revised after this date.

    Location ↓ Dates ↓ Est. Deaths ↓
    Cambodia 1975–1979 2,035,000
    China (KMT) 1928–1949 10,075,000
    China (PRC) 1949–1987 77,277,000
    China (Mao Soviets) 1923–1949 3,465,000
    Colonialism 1900–Independence 50,000,000
    Congo Free State 1885–1908 est C20th 3,480,000
    total of 10,000,000
    Germany 1933–1945 20,946,000
    Japan 1936–1945 5,964,000
    Pakistan 1958–1987 1,503,000
    Poland 1945–1948 1,585,000
    Mexico 1900–1920 1,417,000
    North Korea 1948–1987 1,563,000
    Russia 1900–1917 1,066,000
    Turkey 1909–1918 1,883,000
    Vietnam 1945–1987 1,670,000
    Yugoslavia (Tito) 1944–1987 1,072,000
    U.S.S.R. 1917–1987 61,911,000
  15. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jan '10 18:30
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide#20th_century_democides_causing_more_than_one_million_deaths.

    20th century democides causing more than one million deaths.

    From Death by Government, Rummel, 1987. Several estimates have been revised after this date.

    Location ↓ Dates ↓ Est. Deaths ↓
    Cambodia 1975–1979 2,035,000
    China ...[text shortened]... 1945–1987 1,670,000
    Yugoslavia (Tito) 1944–1987 1,072,000
    U.S.S.R. 1917–1987 61,911,000
    Point, please!