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    Posted: 25 Aug 2009 at 05:31
I always liked this thread, so I thought it was time to reopen it on the new site.  Basically the purpose of this thread is to nominate posts from historical topics that are well written, or for another reason deserve special mention.  Here is a link to Komnenos' opening post from the old thread:

http://allempires.net/post-of-the-month-competition_topic13316_post243296.html#243296




Edited by Justinian - 25 Aug 2009 at 05:33
"War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."--Thomas Mann

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 2009 at 05:41
Excellent, Justinian! And one post will be selected to go in the newsletter. One is due out in less than a week, for September - so get busy nominating! 
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*bump*

If anyone has any nominations for post of the month, please post them here ASAP as Dawn and I will be releasing the September newsletter at the beginning of (funnily enough) September!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote es_bih Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 04:47
Originally posted by King Kang of Mu King Kang of Mu wrote:

Originally posted by King Kang of Mu King Kang of Mu wrote:

 
 
anyway, this is me in the annual AE convention.Wink
 
 
 
 
Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

Nice, King Kang! Who else is featured, sitting nearby?

 
uhh, you can't tell from the photo?  the one dressed up as Ultra Man would be me, the one dressed up as Ultra Woman would be Cahaya, the Ultra Shah-Man would Cyrus, the Ultra-Light Man would be ulrich,  Ultra Binary Man would be North, Ultra Loco Man would be Pinguin, Ultra Rebel Man would be Beylerbeyi, Ultra Metro Man would be Reginmund? Ultra Irish Man would be Parnell, Ultra 'I get drunk more often the Untlra Irish Man' would Balaam, Ultra Con Man would be Cyrus again.... Ultra Grumpy Old Man would be Red Clay, Ultra Ra-Men well that would be me again, Ultra Da Man would be Seko of course, the Ultra Handsome Boy would be you, Knights.... and so on....  You really couldn't tell it from the photo?
 
Oh yeah, the Ultra Infantile Boy was missing in the photo because he had to go save another girl from getting run over by a car....  ahh the hectic lives of the Ultra AE Family..... 
 
 
(sorry if I offended anyone, i was just kidding around , you know....)Embarrassed 
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Mr King Kang for this wonderful piece of writing above
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Justinian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 04:49
That really was excellent, a good choice es_bih.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote egyptian goddess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 04:56
My vote goes for Rider's post on the "Coolest Aussie AE member poll", posted on the 11th August. My favourite post that I have seen on AE in the short time that I have been here so far:
 
Quote Rider:
Sam wins at life.
 
It's written into many books...
 
LOL love it!
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Originally posted by Justinian Justinian wrote:

That really was excellent, a good choice es_bih.

Thank you sir 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 05:08
LOL

Both of those are classic. Kang's is just hilarious. Rider's is like, what the heck!?!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 07:32
Haha yeah I'm voting for KKM's post as well!


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Yeh, Kang's post gets my vote too.

Rider's would be funnier if you know him and Praetor/Sam better. Tongue
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Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

Yeh, Kang's post gets my vote too.

Rider's would be funnier if you know him and Praetor/Sam better. Tongue
 
yeh that or I have a weird sense of humour.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote King Kang of Mu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 10:02
Wow,  Thank you guys, especially es_bih for nominating.  and Knights, Justinian and Balaam for voting.  

Is this how Lord Byron felt when he said he woke up one morning and found himself famous.  In that case i should also write about something based on my personal sexual conquests, I'm sure that will be much funnier than this.EmbarrassedWink 

You know, I was just farting around with my laptop and now this. I guess if I fart around long enough it become a nice piece of crap sometimes....Tongue  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cahaya Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2009 at 10:20
well.. this is so cool... can I vote too? well.. If I can.. I'll vote for Mr. King Kang of Mu
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For some reason, when I came to post here this topic was locked. And the other open topic is restricted to two old post of the month nominations. So I am re-opening this thread and closing and de-stickying the other one.

Anyway, I want to nominate DrG for this very inspired piece of wisdom that hit the nail so precisely on the head that the nail is now in warp speed and has traversed dimensional boundaries, never to be seen again.

Originally posted by DrG DrG wrote:

Not to fear, Gcle, there is not a single thread of Humanist Marxism that characterized the original usage of the term New Left consequent to the Hungarian Revolt of 1956 and the coinage that identified Marcuse, Gramsci, and Althusser but instead refers to the phenom that had its birth with C. Wright Mills and social activism as a function of agiprop and as  a means of reaching the Nirvana known then, and even more so now, as the Counter Culture. That such humbug has now reached its apogee, an effort at a valid contemporary definition for the term requires that one recognie that it is little more than a rabid egalitarianism fueled solely by a nihilism decrying Western Culture. 


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Agreed! Thumbs Up Wished i had the word power of DrG.
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I would like to see this thread brought back to life, so i will my little part by nominating a post that i found quite worthy of highlighting

Originally posted by lirelou lirelou wrote:

My reading of Fantasus's original question is: Was colonialism the problem in the first place? In other words, did it create such a mess that the current state of world affairs can be lain at its door? And that is a question with no single right answer. Certainly, in the wake of colonialism's collapse, there was a feeling among many that the former colonies would, by taking the reins of their own government, rise to a level of prosperity equal to that of their former masters. My own ludgment is that such expectations owed more to overly simplistic views of colonialism, than they did any hard eyed study of the political history or economics of the various colonies. And, such expectations failed to take into account the wide gaps in sociological, economic, and technological development levels between the various colonial enclaves. Certainly Africa South of the Sahara had little hope of rising to a level with South, Southeast, and East Asian former colonies. They were simply too far behind to begin with, and indeed, most remain decidedly so. The question has been put: Is a man better off under the absolute dictatorship of a putative fellow countryman than a paternalistic colonialist? And the truth is that such a question is irrelevant.  Colonialism ended when modern weapons became available to the world's masses, and the colonized became familiar enough with conditions in their master's home countries to believe that they could enjoy a higher standard of living by running their own economies, and dealing their colonial masters out. Those two factors, wedded to the cruel illusion that Marxist-Leninism was a viable formula for national development, spelled the end of Colonialism. But what came in the wake of decolonization was deeply rooted in the very defects of the former colonies themselves. Defects which had opened their territories to colonial conquest in the first place, often surfaced to fuel civil wars and inter-ethnic strife.

The simple truth, if there is any such thing, is that throwing off the colonial yoke is far simpler than creating a viable post-colonial state, even without Marxist-Leninism. That is because the destruction of that which the colonialists, or their successors have built, is far easier than the construction of a new state infrastructure and economy. The more successful models have been those newly built systems that have been able to identify the destructive effects of ideological flaws, and find ways to work around them, often after virtual economic collapse. Unfortunately, some cultures seem more capable or such than others, proving once again that cultural relativity is a flawed concept.


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We have just the one submission for post of the month for April. Congratulations to Northman forhis insights into human attraction and behaviour:

Originally posted by Northman Northman wrote:

Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

A friend said to me the other day that he couldn't imagine a scenario, regardless of how old he was, when young ladies wouldn't be more attractive. That is to say, that at 50 a girl of 24 would still be more attractive than a lady of 50, just as it is at his current age of 29.
Well well - when I was 15, I dated girls at 18-20 and when I was 18, the women were 25-30 or more...
Nothing can compete with a mature woman who knows what YOU want and dare to tell you what she wants....  - and certainly not young girls.Wink
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Not really being able to comment, I said, 'Sure, but what you really want at 50 is a cup of tea.'
You are right Omar - you shouldn't have commented...  LOL


http://www.worldhistoria.com/sexual-attraction-over-lifecourse_topic127526.html

If we receive more submissions for Post of the Month for May, we can certainly hold a poll to decide the winner from the different submissions.
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I suggested elsewhere Frederic Roger's post at  http://tinyurl.com/cbh9pm6 

(note: I mean the one further down at 12:02 CET April 30).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2012 at 12:21
Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

I suggested elsewhere Frederic Roger's post at  http://tinyurl.com/cbh9pm6 

(note: I mean the one further down at 12:02 CET April 30).


I didn't get a PM and there was no suggestion in this thread. Where did you make the recommendation?
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In the Forumer of the Month thread I mentioned it as a candidate if the post of the month was revived.

"As a choice I'm happy with Northman, but if there was a post of the month I'd nominate Frederic Roger's post on Henry the Navigator, which showed the kind of expertise that attracts me here. Still while the post was excellent, Frederic is sadly not here enough to qualify for a Forumer award. "

I agree that wasn't a formal proposal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Northman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2012 at 18:21
As I'm flattered that someone would nominate my little tweak on life-experience, I must agree with gcle2003 that Frederic Roger's post is an excellent example of a quality post.
 
I will nominate his post.
 
 
   
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okamido has been doing a stellar job with raising new topics and I would like to nominate him on the basis of that for post of the month

Edited by Constantine XI - 28 May 2012 at 05:42
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^ I concur!
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