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« Reply #21375 on: July 03, 2014, 10:48:05 PM »

Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.
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« Reply #21376 on: July 03, 2014, 11:29:21 PM »

Did I miss something? How did Shiny/Geh get moderated?

Think back on what happened when he was banned and what prompted it.

A very similar situation with an equally demolishing outcome for the other "guy". Remember when you whimpered away? This guy won't whimper cause he has managed to craft a less sincere persona here than you for better and worse and thus will pretend to just walk off the grave embarrassment. At least you owned your own weakness, there is something to be said for that.

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« Reply #21377 on: July 03, 2014, 11:35:37 PM »

Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.
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« Reply #21378 on: July 04, 2014, 12:15:15 AM »

Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?
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« Reply #21379 on: July 04, 2014, 10:03:22 AM »

I have never understood why 200 people, all about to board a 4.5 hour flight sit down in the terminal.

Won't you be sitting soon enough? Then you will push past me in order to get up.

You have it all wrong. Tire your legs out now by standing.
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« Reply #21380 on: July 04, 2014, 11:42:59 AM »

Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?

I like America just fine, it's ridiculous Walmart lines I don't love.
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« Reply #21381 on: July 04, 2014, 12:36:37 PM »

"The most general message is that the selective residential mobility we observe associated with socioeconomic status has its psychological underpinnings in intelligence differences..."

Well obviously.
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« Reply #21382 on: July 04, 2014, 12:43:09 PM »

"The most general message is that the selective residential mobility we observe associated with socioeconomic status has its psychological underpinnings in intelligence differences..."

Well obviously.

I hate those textbooks.
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« Reply #21383 on: July 04, 2014, 12:50:20 PM »

"The most general message is that the selective residential mobility we observe associated with socioeconomic status has its psychological underpinnings in intelligence differences..."

Well obviously.

I hate those textbooks.

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« Reply #21384 on: July 05, 2014, 04:04:25 AM »

I'm filling out a profile that asks for a self-summary. I hate those things. I always either sound lame or pretentious. Ok, it's always both. Anyone want to help me out here? Give me a summary. Go ahead and be rude if you want. Or not. Anything would be better than my awkward attempts at writing it. As long as it's honest I will use it, though probably with some dumb introduction like "This is what the people are saying about Justin..."
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« Reply #21385 on: July 05, 2014, 06:37:01 AM »

I'm filling out a profile that asks for a self-summary. I hate those things. I always either sound lame or pretentious. Ok, it's always both. Anyone want to help me out here? Give me a summary. Go ahead and be rude if you want. Or not. Anything would be better than my awkward attempts at writing it. As long as it's honest I will use it, though probably with some dumb introduction like "This is what the people are saying about Justin..."

Inconsistent with avatars.
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« Reply #21386 on: July 05, 2014, 11:51:08 AM »

Inconsistent with avatars.

Good enough. Laters...
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« Reply #21387 on: July 07, 2014, 12:32:13 AM »

BMW used to send to the US lots of sporty sedans, wagons and coupes with manual transmissions.

Now, nearly every BMW has an automatic.   Sad
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« Reply #21388 on: July 07, 2014, 05:31:10 PM »

Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?

I like America just fine, it's ridiculous Walmart lines I don't love.
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« Reply #21389 on: July 07, 2014, 07:12:52 PM »

I am staying in a hotel this week, and I have come to the realization that I want a hotel ice maker installed in my house.

Is this possible?
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« Reply #21390 on: July 07, 2014, 10:34:12 PM »

Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?

I like America just fine, it's ridiculous Walmart lines I don't love.
America loves you.

All of America? That's a flattering surprise.  Wink
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« Reply #21391 on: July 07, 2014, 10:37:32 PM »

So I was watching a survival show with my sister (9) last night and one of the participants on the show was a really grungy looking guy with long hair and a beard.

When she saw him, my sister turned to me and said "he looks like a bishop!"
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« Reply #21392 on: July 07, 2014, 11:16:46 PM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.
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« Reply #21393 on: July 08, 2014, 12:12:43 AM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story
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« Reply #21394 on: July 08, 2014, 12:14:16 AM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

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That's certainly a strong candidate. 
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« Reply #21395 on: July 08, 2014, 12:26:37 AM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

That's certainly a strong candidate. 

Yeah... I don't have a snappy rejoinder. It is a terrible story.
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« Reply #21396 on: July 08, 2014, 12:34:28 AM »

Competitive trivia was a little better on Monday night.

We correctly named the top 5 majors winners in Women's Tennis since the Open Era began (late 1960s).

We didn't know that Tastykake celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2014 - that was question 20.

We clinched the season at the bar we play at - meaning that we play in the semi-final match on July 23 where the top 5 or 6 advance to the World Series.  A lot of players will be out of town for the World Series on the 26th - we may be down to 3 or 4 people.

The bar we play at has minimal competition, other than an Internet Meetup group and the waitstaff / bartenders.  I plan on playing by myself next week - I came in second (out of 7 teams) playing by myself a few months ago.  The top 3 teams receive a $10 gift card.
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« Reply #21397 on: July 08, 2014, 08:41:41 AM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

That's certainly a strong candidate. 

Yeah... I don't have a snappy rejoinder. It is a terrible story.
I dunno. It is certainly better than most of Charles Martel's stories.  Tongue
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« Reply #21398 on: July 08, 2014, 08:45:58 AM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

That's certainly a strong candidate. 

Yeah... I don't have a snappy rejoinder. It is a terrible story.
I dunno. It is certainly better than most of Charles Martel's stories.  Tongue

Most?  Tongue Wink
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« Reply #21399 on: July 08, 2014, 10:05:09 AM »

So I was watching a survival show with my sister (9) last night and one of the participants on the show was a really grungy looking guy with long hair and a beard.

When she saw him, my sister turned to me and said "he looks like a bishop!"

For a long time before I got 'Doxed, I used to think that Orthodox priests only had such facial hair because it was a fashion trend.  I had no idea that it was required.
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« Reply #21400 on: July 08, 2014, 10:19:52 AM »

I am staying in a hotel this week, and I have come to the realization that I want a hotel ice maker installed in my house.

Is this possible?

Yes.  Talk to a plumber to get a new water line.
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« Reply #21401 on: July 08, 2014, 12:14:44 PM »

Does anyone have any experience about Samsonite S' Cure bags? Any downsides?
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« Reply #21402 on: July 08, 2014, 06:49:38 PM »

Flying Kryptonite! Anyway, the dude who was spamming fish and chips police on everyone's threads would be more than welcome if he did his stuff just on this thread.
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« Reply #21403 on: July 08, 2014, 07:50:39 PM »

Do hotel room door with the key cards still work in a power outage or if I leave my room is that it and I would be locked out of my hot but private dark hotel room?

Sleeping in the rental car during.a.massivd thunder storm holds little appeat
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« Reply #21404 on: July 08, 2014, 07:52:43 PM »

Do hotel room door with the key cards still work in a power outage or if I leave my room is that it and I would be locked out of my hot but private dark hotel room?

Sleeping in the rental car during.a.massivd thunder storm holds little appeat

I don't know for sure, but the sensor boxes might have battery back-up for safety reasons, the way that hard-wired smoke alarms do.
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« Reply #21405 on: July 08, 2014, 08:14:16 PM »

Do hotel room door with the key cards still work in a power outage or if I leave my room is that it and I would be locked out of my hot but private dark hotel room?

Sleeping in the rental car during.a.massivd thunder storm holds little appeat

I don't know for sure, but the sensor boxes might have battery back-up for safety reasons, the way that hard-wired smoke alarms do.

You are right. The hotel just verified the key cards will still work

They also issued me two glow sticks so I can have a rave
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« Reply #21406 on: July 08, 2014, 08:27:33 PM »

So, I finally got my liturgical library collection completed, consisting of the Anglican Use Gradual, Graduale Romanum, Simple English Propers, Liber Usualis, Graduale Simplex, By Flowing Waters Gradual, Antiphonae Missarum Mediolanensis, Kyriale, St. Dunstan's Plainsong Psalter, Dearmer's The Parson's Handbook, Fortescue's Ceremonies of the Roman Rite, the Roman Ritual 1961 in English-Latin, The Book of Common Prayer 1662, Liturgy of the Hours, the Little Office of the BVM, The Use of Sarum, Ordinal and Tonal, Byzantine Daily Prayer, The Festal Menaion, Octoechos, Psallite Sapienter, and the Parish Book of Psalms. I think if my priest or organist ever needs a reference, my library will suffice.  Grin
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« Reply #21407 on: July 08, 2014, 09:44:19 PM »

Now, I am starting to look into aquiring a Prius.
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« Reply #21408 on: July 08, 2014, 10:00:23 PM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

Well, sadly it doesn't look like it's going to be that convenient. It's starting to seem that either the mailman simply lost my package somewhere, or it was stolen out of the mailbox itself. In either of those cases, I lose out since I got it through ebay from a regular person (i.e. not a store that uses ebay). If the USPS investigation does manage to find it though that's great, but it seems extremely unlikely at this point.
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« Reply #21409 on: July 08, 2014, 10:13:10 PM »

USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

Well, sadly it doesn't look like it's going to be that convenient. It's starting to seem that either the mailman simply lost my package somewhere, or it was stolen out of the mailbox itself. In either of those cases, I lose out since I got it through ebay from a regular person (i.e. not a store that uses ebay). If the USPS investigation does manager to find it though that's great, but it seems extremely unlikely at this point.
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« Reply #21410 on: July 08, 2014, 11:05:02 PM »

If only packages could be teleported rather than relying on increasingly disgruntled delivery employees (USPS, FedEX, UPS, et al.).

To Amazon - invest in teleportation technologies rather than drones.

Edit: Teleportation would put the airlines out of business if people could teleport to their destinations.  I don't know how customs would be handled for teleporters....
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« Reply #21411 on: July 08, 2014, 11:14:53 PM »

If only packages could be teleported rather than relying on increasingly disgruntled delivery employees (USPS, FedEX, UPS, et al.).

To Amazon - invest in teleportation technologies rather than drones.

Edit: Teleportation would put the airlines out of business if people could teleport to their destinations.  I don't know how customs would be handled for teleporters....
I feel like for teleporters, there would be restrictions placed on them.

Example, you can transport from LA to one right on the Peace Bridge, go through customs, and then use one on the Canadian side to transport to say, Vancouver.

Or have designated places, say JFK turned into a teleportation centre, where you would need to clear customs before you were allowed to use the teleporter, like they have for planes. or whenever planes do, but I dont fly so I am not too sure.

And have the offical ones blocked from doing anything besides that. Wont stop the problem for good, but you can only do the same for planes too
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« Reply #21412 on: July 08, 2014, 11:24:32 PM »

Teleportation was so idealized on Star Trek....
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« Reply #21413 on: July 09, 2014, 04:52:21 AM »

...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

But, to answer the question, I think Korea was the last country we declared war on.
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« Reply #21414 on: July 09, 2014, 05:03:24 AM »

...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

Roosevelt wanted that war.

Otherwise, I suppose that the commies would have taken over most of Europe. There would have been coups in Switzerland and a war in Spain. Don't know how the Cold War would have played out with Stalin in control of Western Europe.
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« Reply #21415 on: July 09, 2014, 07:15:14 AM »

I want to see Germany and Netherlands play for the finals.
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« Reply #21416 on: July 09, 2014, 09:18:37 AM »

...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

But, to answer the question, I think Korea was the last country we declared war on.
We did not declare war on Korea.  It was classified as a "military engagement" authorized through the UN Security Council
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« Reply #21417 on: July 09, 2014, 01:04:15 PM »

...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

Roosevelt wanted that war.

Otherwise, I suppose that the commies would have taken over most of Europe. There would have been coups in Switzerland and a war in Spain. Don't know how the Cold War would have played out with Stalin in control of Western Europe.

You think if the Axis won the war, that there'd be a Cold War between America and Nazi Germany with America becoming increasingly more Left winged and granting Civil Rights earlier in order to be different from the Rightist, eugenist Nazis?
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« Reply #21418 on: July 09, 2014, 01:09:36 PM »

...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

Roosevelt wanted that war.

Otherwise, I suppose that the commies would have taken over most of Europe. There would have been coups in Switzerland and a war in Spain. Don't know how the Cold War would have played out with Stalin in control of Western Europe.

You think if the Axis won the war, that there'd be a Cold War between America and Nazi Germany with America becoming increasingly more Left winged and granting Civil Rights earlier in order to be different from the Rightist, eugenist Nazis?

Unlikely. Nazis self-identified and were identified by all as a branch of the left. Communists called them right-winged, but that doesn't mean anything since "right-winged" is just a curse word for anyone they don't like. Remember that Jews were hated first because they were wealthy capitalists, not the opposite.

The only difference from National Socialism and the International Communism is the adjective. Nazis had no shame in saying that Arian superiority was the best vehicle to bring about a leftist utopia, while Soviets pretended to want a kind of international collective, while they really wanted just to be the ruling elite just like the Nazi.
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« Reply #21419 on: July 09, 2014, 02:33:37 PM »

...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

Roosevelt wanted that war.

Otherwise, I suppose that the commies would have taken over most of Europe. There would have been coups in Switzerland and a war in Spain. Don't know how the Cold War would have played out with Stalin in control of Western Europe.

You think if the Axis won the war, that there'd be a Cold War between America and Nazi Germany with America becoming increasingly more Left winged and granting Civil Rights earlier in order to be different from the Rightist, eugenist Nazis?

Eugenics didn't have a bad name until well after WWII. It was quite popular in certain circles in the early 20th century. The adherents of the Fabian Society  (like George Bernard Shaw) in the UK and people like Margaret Sanger in the US were very much into eugenics. It was seen as progress and a hot new thing. This kind of 'progress' was mainly opposed by old-fashioned, mainly Roman Catholic men like G.K. Chesterton. Social Democratic Sweden, for example, continued its eugenetics program well into the 70s. Eugenetics wasn't seen as being a horrible crime against humanity, as we see it now. Eugenics certainly wasn't something that was popular on the right, it was a left-wing thing back then.

The American left of the day wasn't any less racist than the right. Probably they were even more racist. The entire former Confederacy voted for FDR and his New Deal, while the more tolerant New Englanders disproportionally voted for Hoover and Alf Langdon. If you wanted civil rights for blacks the worst thing you could do was vote for the left. That's where the KKK was.

Nazis weren't really 'rightists', but that would depend on your definition of the right and the left. If you'd go with the original definition - monarchists, classical conservatives and other supporters of the ancién régime on the right and socialists, liberals and other revolutionaries on the left - the nazis would qualify as leftists. The nazis and the fascists were self-consiously revolutionary, often adopted revisionist or corporatist economic policies, hated free markets, overthrew, made powerless or didn't restore the traditional government institutions of their countries, were proponents of an all-powerful state out of which nothing could legitimately exist (churches, youth groups, labour unions etc. in Nazi Germany were, as far as possible, abolished in favour of an official, state-controlled national socialist one), didn't support traditional morality (euthanasia and abortion were very popular with the nazis - if only it were done to the right people) and antagonized Christians (look up Cardinal Clemens August Graf von Galen and Dietrich Bonhoeffer).

Now that I've answered some of your faulty assumptions I'll try to answer your question  Smiley

Hitler, before the war was often seen by the establishment (Chamberville Tories, Americans on both sides of the aisle, the French Popular Front and continental Christian Democrat) as a useful fool. They looked down upon that demagogue and probably despised him, but their real enemy was bolshevism. They wanted to destroy the Soviet Union, and they wanted to use Hitler to achieve that aim. Perhaps if Hitler had destroyed the Soviet Union that might have somewhat appeased the West. America would have probably reverted back to isolationism in case of an Axis victory. In fact, at the end of WWII America did nearly go back to isolationism. American Liberals thought that the Cold War could be prevented by not insulting Uncle Joe and supporting the United Nations, the right (like Sen. Robert Taft) wanted America to simply mind its own business. When Churchill proposed a renewed Anglo-American alliance against Russia in his 1946 Fulton Adress he was dismissed by both sides of the aisle. America would certainly have become isolationist in case of a loss in WWII; they wouldn't have payed too much attention to what happened abroad.

Besides, the west didn't really know about the holocaust, or at least the magnitude of the holocaust, until the Allies walked into the concentration camps. If Hitler would have won the war perhaps the allies wouldn't have figured out what happened until years later. Even if they would have done so as early, the Americans wouldn't (and, in fact, didn't) link the holocaust to their own treatment of minorities, and not without reason - refusing blacks at a lunchcounter is hardly comparible to butchering millions of Jews and gypsies. As far as I know, not even the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement compared segregation to the holocaust. Therefore, it seems unlikely that civil rights would have been granted earlier if Germany had won WWII.

This might better go in the Politics forum rather than Other Topics. But nothing in my answer was about contemporary politics, so perhaps it can stay.
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