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July 1, 2016 at 2:17 am in reply to: Roman Senate Chambers now open to the public #57424
I hope WCF gets back to its former glory.March 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm in reply to: What’s new? #56958
I take it there is no way to only see what has been posted since the last visit? I am still sad, but I will deal with it.
Failing a “see unread” option is it possible that topics get sorted in date order in the forum view? That would alleviate having to wade through dozens of pages.February 17, 2015 at 1:04 am in reply to: Ebola outbreak #56933
I don’t believe there have been any new cases in the US since that Dr. in New York. The outbreak has not stopped in AFrica, it has just slowed down. The CDC Ebola tracking page is pretty interesting. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/index.html
Since Americans and Europeans are not dying then EBola is no longer news. Much like Ukraine is essentially ignored in the US media but the fighting there has not stopped. I am paying particular attention to Ukraine as that fighting is less than a days drive from where I live.February 16, 2015 at 2:35 am in reply to: Ebola outbreak #56919
That is because the epidemic in West Africa is starting to burn itself out. All the too late too ineffective measures taken when the West started thinking it was going to spread are taking hold and the epidemic will probably be over by the summer with a death toll of 25-35 thousand.February 14, 2015 at 2:10 am in reply to: What’s new? #56914
The old SMF forum had the option of clicking on “see unread topics” so you could see all the posts made since the last visit.February 13, 2015 at 4:18 am in reply to: What’s new? #56899
We can’t see unread topics anymore. That makes me sad. 🙁November 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm in reply to: Revisiting WWI week by week, a century later #30264
Now that is a neat project. I withhold total judgement until I watch the way he presents the history. Politics has infected everything, which I find totally sad.November 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm in reply to: Ok so who really discovered America ? #4073
Turkey has not been a moderate Islamic country since Erdogan's Islamist party came to power over a decade ago. They have been busy purging the military and judiciary of secularists ever since. You did not think it was realism keeping Turkey from becoming involved in Syria did you? It is not, it is because at heart Erdogan, ISIS, and Al Qaeda all share the same ultimate goal, the creation of a worldwide Caliphate.November 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm in reply to: Guy Fawkes – Anarchist Hero or Treacherous Villain? #25698
Ironically enough, one of the guys I went to high school with has been throwing out images of the V mask the last week or so saying “remember, remember”. I finally challenged him if he knew the origins of the rhyme today but have not gotten a response yet.November 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm in reply to: Guy Fawkes – Anarchist Hero or Treacherous Villain? #25696
Ironically, since the OT was the Occupy folks. Anybody know where they all went? My guess is they are all campaigning for legal weed now.October 25, 2014 at 6:53 am in reply to: Ebola outbreak #30245
There is the doctor in NYC who was diagnosed Thursday. This thing is far from over.October 20, 2014 at 4:33 am in reply to: Origin of the phrase, "Katie, bar the door" #30259
, I will sometimes assume they know the meanings of words that I think they would know, only to find out they do not.
I run into this all the time. It actually amazes me how rudimentary most peoples vocabulary is these days. One would think that with the internet and the huge amont of information available that people have to read to grasp that the average vocabulary would be lager. I find that talking to most people under the age of 25 or so is like a constant game of "Stump the Chump" because I never know which word I use is going to elicit the deer in the headlights look from them.October 19, 2014 at 6:52 am in reply to: A New Guide To Managing Your Slaves #30261
That sounds very much like a book I recently saw that purported to be a manual for a Roman Legionnaire. A good tongue in cheek way to introduce people to history by entertaining them and not letting them know they are learning something.October 19, 2014 at 6:48 am in reply to: Origin of the phrase, "Katie, bar the door" #30257
You had never heard that phrase before? I am shocked, but then maybe I just know it because my mother is English.October 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm in reply to: Valuing a web site #30253
I think that is the guy.I have that site for about 6 month's, it is the tie-in to my book. I have not been very good about updating lately though. I am doing another MA with my GI Bill right now and hardly paying attention to the news.