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The old one will vanish in time, so let's continue once more.

My life does not continue any happenings worth mentioning atm.
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Roughly where is here? I haven't seen any snow myself. I wish there was. The past years we either had warm winters with no snow, or almost none. Or heavily cold frosty weather with ice and snow for weeks on end. This year had been terribly hot so far, but you know that yourself. Writing from Hamburg.
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My weekend was only one day long because we had classes on Saturday to "Work off" not having to go in on the 24th. Which is strange, because it became an official holiday, so we didn't have to work off anything.
Three classes. One was English, so that was out, one was Biology, where the teacher started teaching the new chapter about the basics biochemistry. Then the last one after the English class was supposed to be a History class, but we were let off. At least I went home, while the others decided to fuck around in the snow like little children.

Talked to the History teacher for a bit anyway. He gave me the photocopy of an essay on Hamlet we've talked about. Picking up the essay was the only reason I went to school on Saturday basically.

Took these pictures at the train station. First snow of the year.

I also read 60 pages of a monograph on the life of Imre Madách, so I'm well prepared for literature class.

I spent my today on one thing so far. We were told to take notes from the last 4 chapters of the book we are reading, because we are behind schedule. So I've been furiously reading, underlining and taking notes for 4-5 hours.

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Probably Rheinland-Pfalz. Look the slope with wine trails at the river side

As mentioned also first snow in NRW (northern).

>Get well

Thanks, I'm already quite well again. Just one day without hitting hard it seems. Glad about this.
Don't overwork yourself. Detailed analysis might be good some times. But e.g. don't take notes of things that you will remember anyway or things that are really just of minor interest. underlining things of personal interest is a different thing but I would cut it down as well as you probably won't reread much of it, at least that is what I can say after three years of doing such things as own experience.

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How is it to grow up with christmas propaganda films and songs that bring christmas in direct connection with winter and snow while you have sunshine and heat outside?

Also: General christmas thread if you want
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Even though it gets cold in the winter here, it never snows. I still associate the winter with snow though.
No. 14855
It's hard to explain. All the songs and motifs are imports save for a few local ones, but most of the practical acts of the holiday are a mix of traditional stuff with a southern flair. BBQs are as popular if not more so than traditional roasts, and in our family, we cook the ham and chook early and have them cold for lunch. There's a lot of beach happenings too.

Tbh though, the most important and sacred holiday event to a good proportion of the population is this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day_Test
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I didn't have anything like a traditional christmas for years now. But I cannot say I am sad about it, or wished it was different. I somehow stopped to really care. Watching Die Hard has become my routine. Obviously I am not the only one the movie means something to around this time of year.
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New Year celebrations a couple of last years become kind of meh and boring. I don't know if it because I now not a teenager anymore, or because grandather died and our family meeting in grandma apartament not so big anymore and feels empty, or because country overall become more poor and current atmosphere don't gives right feels for such celebration.

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Do anglos really believe in Mackinder's World Island thesis? Do they really believe that Germans would become world super powa if Germans managed to have access to the "heartland" of Eurasia, AKA Russia? I always thought this thesis was silly but I could see why Brits would be thinking like this in late 19th and early 20th century, Germany seemed unstoppable in their growth except that it lacked resources, Brits controlled the seas but lacked direct access to Asian's heartland, it could only try to keep coastal regions from accessing it. One can see why Brits would be worried about anyone having access to the big piece of land that they couldn't, specially if this someone was the fastest industrializing country of that time and if this country stood in between Britain and the "heartland" geographically. Still thinking that Germany would become world super powa by controlling the "world island" seems to be a bit of a stretch, it seems to me brits were merely thinking on how to stop German growth and expansion.

And what about today, is USA really trying to keep germans from doing business with Russia based on the same idea? NATO seems to be more and more a project of polarizing Europe against Russia, but why would USA be so hellbent on that after the collapse of USSR? Sure USA is also resource rich and it all can be seen as an attempt to make of Europe a market reserve for USAian commodities, but they can't seriously expect that Russia will accept being eternally alienated from Europe, which is where it historically belongs.

I don't know, maybe I'm missing something about this thesis, but reading about recent happenings regarding Russia you always stumble on references to this thesis, apparently a good deal of Russian strategists also believe in it or at least believe that this is how USA and England try to keep them away from Europe. But the thesis to me seem to be silly and outdated.
No. 14832
>What Russia especially Putin seems to understand is strength.
This is neocon-tier discourse. Putin isn't some stupid 3rd grade bully who just breaks things until you punch him in the nose.
We've been strong on Russia. We funded Maidan, we've strongly backed the anti-Russia Ukrainian government, we've enacted crippling sanctions against Russia and show no signs of letting up on them.
Has this made Putin do what we want? No. Russia still owns Crimea, Donbass and Assad still get support. What does Putin want to do to us, that he supposedly can't because we got tough on him?

How is Russia waving its cock at us, when we're the ones with missiles and troops stationed in countries that border Russia, and we're the ones actively trying to overthrow any governments that are friendly to Russia? Russia only waves its cock within its limited sphere of influence, and we go apeshit because we can't tolerate the idea of another country having a sphere of influence.

>There's no such thing as hereditary major power status

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No. 14835 Kontra
>Your position is defeatist by definition.
I think Ukraine can be saved, but you need an actual revolution, or at the very least a takeover by a Putin-style bureaucrat who can put some upper limit on the rapacity of your oligarchs.

An unchecked antisocial elite is the worst thing that can happen to a country. It's a form of cancer that requires extreme chemotherapy, and liberal democracy only makes it worse. Until your ultranationalists start targeting oligarchs instead of Russians, your country is doomed.
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I decided I'm not going to discuss everything because I don't want to waste my time writing giant walls of text on obscure imageboards for a tiny audience.
I will limit myself to just one comment: nationalists and right groups in general never ever target oligarchs and bring inequality down. The nature of any nationalist is a search for an external enemy who would distract attention from country's internal problems, Poroshenko is a nationalist and Putin is a nationalist too, both of them use Russia/The West to unite their population against someone and focus their anger on the enemies instead of their own elites that caused the low level of development in the first place. It surprises me how you manage to complain about the Ukrainian oligarchs and nationalists BUT while at the same time putting Putin as an example of a good bureacraut.
Russia didn't curb its oligarchs, Russia remains an Latin America tier shithole with rampant corruption and giant levels of wealth concentrated in the hands of 1% of population. Putin only reinforced this system and he didn't bring any change in the 18 years of his rule. Putin is an oligarch himself who lets his cronies to gain their wealth at the expense of Russian population and the state, and transfer their own money abroad, and he is the reason why Russia loses so much wealth to offshore companies.
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I got a better idea. Why don't we just ditch the whole "I'm a major power so I get to skullfuck my neighbours" worldview instead? That way we neither have to justify Russia breaking the great taboo of the post-war international order; annexing territory in continental Europe and can also refuse to justify the US and their global adventure. Everybody wins, even the little guys who get thrown to the dogs by the big boys under the old way.

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Share what you're listening to!

>Los Mirlos - Muchachita Del Oriente
Psychedelic cumbia from Peru


>Ermeneuma - Nothing Changes
Italian darkwave/goth rock cover of the Death In June song


>Carolina Eyck - Reja

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On youtube you often notice the algorithm has a strong preference for Japanese music which means you end up listening to it all day. Still, I often across some very nice technical skill:

No. 14852
>On youtube you often notice the algorithm has a strong preference for Japanese music
Youtube usually recommends out of videos you watched though.
No. 14853
I don't think i ever got japanese music shown on youtube except for maybe something like the NieR: Automata soundtrack i listened to before it showed it to me.

Great soundtrack btw



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Recently, Kazahstan poster had an interesting idea about thread dedicated not to random pics, but for drawing and paiting and other kind of original content. He sadly not created one, but I think this is neat idea - when you learn how to draw and paint it always awesome to have help and critique, and I think with earnstchan quality of posting we can get very good reasults in help each other mastering our skils.

On op-pic I place my night fast drawing because it only thing I have on my phone right now that replated. Please, share with us your creations and ask questions.
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>drawing something overcompicated for my skill level and often never managed to fisih it.
I have a similar problem. While I can finish cartoons like the above, I struggle in more "advanced" styles. In most of the oversized stuff I usually work on, I erase so much I almost go through the paper. I almost never finish them, but draw until I'm certain the next line will make it worse. It's a tradeoff; do I want to finish something, or do I want to get better? There's no better way to learn than getting in over your head, even if that means drawing a foreshortened face wrong twenty times in a row.
It's strange talking about finishing drawings, since the picture I posted is the first thing I've actually finished in over a month. The sling really restricts everything past my wrist, which obviously slows me down. It should be coming off soon.
>I made some scetch
You have a lot of impressive details in there already. Even if you don't have enough skill to properly finish it, go as far as you can, learn and, if you have to, move on to the next one.
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I failed miserably, it was even worse than last time... I won't post it here.
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>I failed miserably, it was even worse than last time
>failed miserably
Not yet, Ernst. Not until you give up.

I didn't know what to draw today, so I just started sketching from my collection of photo references. I did a few others before I decided this one deserved more attention. I kind of like how the loose linework turned out.
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This one turned out better at least.

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I don't know where to put this so maybe just a random "ask the board" questions thread would work but why in fuck are all my android pictures gone? It's like it is automatically deleting them after a day or few days because everything I saved to my downloads folder mysteriously disappears. My other folders in my downloads folder are untouched including all my pdf files. I cant find any of my downloaded images anywhere from before like yesterday.
Pic possibly unrelated
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No I mean, the files no longer exist. They are not in my download folder anymore and I dont move them it's...almost as if they're being stored as temp files from my cache hey wait a minute

I don't know probably because they are Nazi pedophiles? What I don't understand is staying for the worst shitposting. I saw it before and it was basically just everyone who got permabanned from KC. Probably every cabbagechanner is just the worst of the worst. I'd imagine it's probably also a lot slower than KC because everyone else left. Why what's it like now? Are people spamming actual CP there?
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It's bizarre as fuck, I suggest you to try the default Gallery software, it will be able to find everything.

This was my experience
No. 14836 Kontra
No nothings in there idk wtf is going on
Speaking of technical issues it's starting to get infuriating how useless the internet is becoming. I cant find shit anymore. You get the same useless garbage spammed on the front page. It's hard to put into words right now but I feel like the whole internet is just a collection of ads and complete retards now with no ability to find anything, which always was the conspiracy theory: that The Man doesn't need to erase the truth anymore because he can simply leave the conspiracy truth in broad view but pile so much shit on top of everything that finding it is nearly impossible. This, of course, does not need to happen because what organically happens looks the same.
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You think clothed child models are horrifying and illegal? If you want to see horrifying and illegal stuff, go to Triforce or any darknet CP forum, but certainly not Kohlchan.

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Let's carry on with our traditionally films and TV series related discussions.

One series that is rarely mentioned in these kind of threads but I enjoy to watch most of the time is Animal Kingdom. It's about a criminal family clan embedded in the Californian surfer subculture.
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>and it's a superior movie to Matrix, IMO, although the ending is kinda silly

This is a flawless opinion.

I'd add that what I like about this whole genre (if you can call it that) is how it seems to speak of a period of time itself. The 90s and early 00s especially were golden years for questioning reality and I think that says something about the security people once felt in the West. It's like the optimism found in retro-futurism.
No. 14751
What the hell

It was part of a deeply rooted fear and cynicism against the takeover of technology too. Terminator was especially true of that but I think lost of identity even as organic beings was another issue explored in them. Keep in mind this is also around the popularization of the internet and all those free AOL discs. eXistenz seemed to explore more the concept of linking organics with information technology and entertainment, but there was also things like the Lawnmower Man movies. A generally running theme seemed to be "are our bodies ready for this? Will this new technology enslave us?" I think that while it all may have approached the issue with more gumption there was an overarching fear and pessimism. I mean this was also the time of things like Fight Club being made into a movie which also dealt with that sense of loss of self within the corporate urban environment and often felt more like a quasi nihilistic paeon to anarcho primitivism than anything else.
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on Breaking Bad Robert Forster recommended Walter White this movie

Jason Bateman
Dustin Hoffman
Natalie Portman

>A pay-per-view version of this movie appeared in Brüno (2009). Brüno (Sacha Baron Cohen) was telling the hotel management that he refused to pay for "Mr. Magorium's Wonderba Emporium", which was the result of an errant fart onto the hotel remote.

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Recent events:
-Brazil gets pro-right president Jair Messias Bolsonaro and current political and economical future is currently foggy. There a lot mixed opinions about him, some protests exist. Some people call him as local version of Trump, however in many ways his rithoric much more argessive and he is much more "right" person in geeral. Most of news you can find is from western sources thought, I dont know Portuguese sadly.

-In Russia situation with Chechen-Ingushetia border still strange. Most of protests ended when republican court said that decidion of Ingushetia goverment to shift border was illegal, but Ingushetia goverment said that kinda it was not, and leader of republic who so want to give land to Kadyrov said that will counter this decidion in federal court, even thought by law federal court has no rights to counter this kind of decidions of republic court.

-In India Builded biggest statue in world, 182 meters high of Vallabhbhai Patel, one of creators of India constitution and builders of modern Indian state

-In vatican was found fragments of bones which was suspected to be bones of girl kindnapped back in early 80s, most probably by Italian mafia. Vatikan already said that will give any assistance to police in this investigation.
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>Jeremy “The communist” Corbyn in power
One one hand, it gives me goosebumps, on the other, it’s an ebin fucking meme
Jesus Christ the UK is a mess right now
No. 14715
>The intelligence services call it “the ghost"; a stalking ghost that requires the most secure tech products available today to lie to their users, via secret orders that their designers cannot refuse without risking prosecution.
it seems like it is going to become next to impossible for the NT to have private conversations (assuming it's not already like that).

what is the reasoning behind this again? fight terrorism? or was it to protect state funded terrorism? can't 'member.
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So apparently Putin wishes he could ban rap music but instead wished it could be controlled https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vladimir-putin-russian-president-rap-music-controlled-a8685181.html?amp
Here is the interest thing he said it was worse than "cursing." Now I am aware of Russia trying to ban lots of things under the general term "extremism" but what I found odd was his reference to swearing.

What is up with that? I have encountered this weirdness online a lot before where especially seemingly Ukrainians and Russians will get extra butthurt at people using a swear word in discussions or chatting and immediately want to ban someone for it. Why? This seems a very peculiar Slavic thing and extreme reaction to me. What is the logic behind wanting to purge swear words from the internet and even lecturing English speakers on English internet about it?
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A nah nothing interestibg. Happening for couple of years since crimea. Extremism is universal "law": for example they just go trought Vkontakte (biggest russia and CIS social network), find random pictures and posts that saying something bad about goverment or religion and send poster to prison. This all works random - people who work for goverment can do anything beyound any laws if they work in favor of goverment. For example TV propoganda contain natzism, fashizm, nationalism and hate and bad words openly, even trought it banned by laws. So called "Centr E" which is anti-extremism have under it badly covered bands of different pseudo-nationalist and other movments that can publically do vandalism, beating people and so on and police has no right to touch them. Most of cases against citizens or random - they just pick a little bit of people in vkontakte, or dedicated against certain opposition and human rights protectirs.
So nothing new there

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Old one on systemkontra

Share your vidya games expectations, experiences, wishes, opinions and so on and so on
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Resource gathering looks a bit like OpenTTD which is certainly not a bad thing. They admit that it's very much a work in progress though, so I don't want to draw too many conclusions, there might be some significant differences that aren't immediately apparent.
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I'm playing Warband for the 500th time, but now with Dickplomacy Reloaded. The dicking part is dumb, but it's probably the best vanilla+ package for the game out right now.

I discovered to my pleasure that this mod includes both muskets, and the ability to create your own custom troop trees. I'm planning to live out my Oda Nobunaga fantasies of uniting the land through superior use of gunpowder technology.
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nice game what is it name
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Gary Grigsby's War in the West. I'd watch some videos to see if it's your thing first since it's as much an air war game as it is a ground one, but it is a lot of fun. It's also on sale for a very good discount on the Matrix Games site until January 1 so if it does catch your eye it's a good time to buy in. Operation Torch, the expansion is also good value. Adds some nice multiplayer functionality and some more scenarios detailing bits of North Africa and the larger Mediterranean Western Front (Italy+Southern France).

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There is a thread asking about German grammar, but why not make a languages general?

Why aren't you learning a language in your free time? Go for it, it's a good use of time. In a couple of years, you'll have an interesting skill.

I'm currently learning Russian, it's a horrible language crafted by Satan himself. Cyrillic is bad, but cursive cyrillic is just sadistic, it is no wonder that so many people resisted attempts at Russification.


Here is a link if anyone wants to suffer alongside me with Russian.

C'mon Ernst, learn a language!
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Simultaneously sounds kind of polite and condescending. Ebin.
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Can any of the Russian Ernst translate what he is saying?
No. 14817
My 7th symphony is inspired by hard events of 1941. I dedicated this composition to our struggle against fascism, to our future victory over the enemy, to my home town Leningrad. Now I will play an excerpt from the first part of the 7th symphony.
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