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    ...how any of you would rank Chairman Mao, Josef Stalin, and Adolph Hitler in the 20th century triumvirate of, oh, let's just call it evil.

    And why, please.

    I'd say Mao, followed by Stalin, then that piker Hitler.

    Mao by sheer numbers, also because he fostered an image of beneficience to disguise his utterly 'managed' slaughter and starvation of his own people.

    Stalin is number two (barely) because he was slightly less murderous numerically (Mao-lite?), and also because he really didn't care if you saw him as "Father Russia" or not...less deceitful, if you will.

    Hitler basically didn't have the patience or long-view to compete, but he had bigger numbers than Pol Pot, so.
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    Well, then.

    I guess my view prevails.

    As it should.
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    I'm just waiting to see how you work Obama into this discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    I'm just waiting to see how you work Obama into this discussion.
    He just did, and I think it was too easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    I'm just waiting to see how you work Obama into this discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    I'm just waiting to see how you work Obama into this discussion.
    He just did, and I think it was too easy
    Suckers.

    No, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    I'm just waiting to see how you work Obama into this discussion.
    He just did, and I think it was too easy
    Suckers.

    No, really.
    That should be singular. I either read you like an open book or you are taking credit for something unintended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    ...how any of you would rank Chairman Mao, Josef Stalin, and Adolph Hitler in the 20th century triumvirate of, oh, let's just call it evil.

    And why, please.

    I'd say Mao, followed by Stalin, then that piker Hitler.

    Mao by sheer numbers, also because he fostered an image of beneficience to disguise his utterly 'managed' slaughter and starvation of his own people.

    Stalin is number two (barely) because he was slightly less murderous numerically (Mao-lite?), and also because he really didn't care if you saw him as "Father Russia" or not...less deceitful, if you will.

    Hitler basically didn't have the patience or long-view to compete, but he had bigger numbers than Pol Pot, so.
    You missed a few Kev. Pol Pott, Idi Amin, Attila The Hun etc or are they friends?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    He just did, and I think it was too easy
    Suckers.

    No, really.
    That should be singular. I either read you like an open book or you are taking credit for something unintended.
    No, my reference was accurate.

    You both expect an ulterior motive, and while there is one, your sensibilities have pointed you in the wrong direction.

    As usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    ...how any of you would rank Chairman Mao, Josef Stalin, and Adolph Hitler in the 20th century triumvirate of, oh, let's just call it evil.

    And why, please.

    I'd say Mao, followed by Stalin, then that piker Hitler.

    Mao by sheer numbers, also because he fostered an image of beneficience to disguise his utterly 'managed' slaughter and starvation of his own people.

    Stalin is number two (barely) because he was slightly less murderous numerically (Mao-lite?), and also because he really didn't care if you saw him as "Father Russia" or not...less deceitful, if you will.

    Hitler basically didn't have the patience or long-view to compete, but he had bigger numbers than Pol Pot, so.
    You missed a few Kev. Pol Pott, Idi Amin, Attila The Hun etc or are they friends?
    Not at all, Bob.

    I mentioned Pol Pot but not Idi Amin, but left it at M, S and H because I was attempting a "big three" theme.

    If you like, we can include them - I would put Amin in fourth (because he was fucking psychotic) and Pol Pot in fifth.

    The Hun fellow doesn't make the "twentieth-century" cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    You both expect an ulterior motive, and while there is one, your sensibilities have pointed you in the wrong direction.

    As usual.
    Given my defective sensibilities I doubt I'll ever manage to discern what your ulterior motive is, so just spare us the suspense and get down to it.
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    What - you desire a segue?

    Okay-

    SHITHEAD.

    There you go - now back to the thread, eh?
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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