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January 4th, 2011


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07:59 am
I had a busy day, yesterday, but I managed to get home fairly early. forestcats fed us a good Chinese chicken salad, which was satisfying.

Then, I plunked down and put on the last disc of Young Indiana Jones, which had nothing but computer games on it, and a final lecture about the effects of the Versailles Treaty and how it led to WWII. Odd how the victors won the war, but lost the peace. Too bad we never seem to learn from history.

We then also finished with Carnivale by watching the Netflix disc of season two, disc six. Clearly, though it seemed like it was all over, they had intended the series to go on for some time. I'm sad that it never got the chance. I'd call this series worth watching, even so.

Oh, and nights have been cold here; in the 30s. My spouse reports that she's seen ice in the corral in the mornings. Welcome to Southern California!

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From:pentane
Date:January 4th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
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The Marshall plan was learning from history. We may have forgotten since then, though.
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From:erich_schneider
Date:January 4th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
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And the Marshall Plan was instituted only after the Morgenthau Plan was in the process of being implemented, which would've driven all of Germany into the arms of the USSR...
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From:pentane
Date:January 4th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Well, the problem with lessons from history is learning the right ones.
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From:mycroftca
Date:January 4th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
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That's why it's an almost infinite topic of study.

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From:mycroftca
Date:January 4th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Hmm.

I'll have to look that one up. Before my time, don't you know.

(-;

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From:mycroftca
Date:January 4th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I agree, though you might recall that some in Congress fought that pretty hard.

Our body politic forget something? No kidding.

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From:erich_schneider
Date:January 4th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
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To me the most fascinating part of the Treaty of Versailles is the Special Provisions section in Part VIII (Reparations), Articles 245-247. Article 246 is especially odd. I won't spoil the surprise by telling you what's in them.
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From:mycroftca
Date:January 4th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Nothing to lose your head over...

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From:rince1wind
Date:January 4th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
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I was so bummed out that Carnivale ended on what was clearly an upswing into a next season -- a season that seemed probably completely planned out. I'd like to know what the writer(s) had planned if they were allowed to continue. The acting was fantastic, photography, scenery, costumes, music. I really wish they'd continued!
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From:mycroftca
Date:January 4th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure where I heard this (probably from forestcats, but HBO refused the writers from making anything Carnivale-related into book form or comic book form, either of which they could have pursued successfully, I think. Oh, well.

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