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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Taken a long time for Germany to officially acknowledge this.
I'd never heard of it until I read Gravity's Rainbow. Seems to be much less well publicised than, say, Belgian atrocities in the Congo.

Then again, loads of people in this country don't know about the Amritsar massacre or the suppression of the Mau-mau rebellion, I suppose.
 

sufi

lala
Who is making money from .io domain?
millions and millions gave been paid to a series of companies who have run the registration on behalf of the British "crown", the occupying colonial power of the chagos islands and the Diego garcia black site/military holiday camp
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UK gov refuse to disclose details of who benefitted from the sale of the registry for 70 million a couple of years back,

Not really history, I suppose, since it's still happening now
 

version

Well-known member
I'd never heard of it until I read Gravity's Rainbow. Seems to be much less well publicised than, say, Belgian atrocities in the Congo.
Yeah, that's where I first heard of it too. He has a whole chapter dedicated to it in V. as well.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Yeah, that's where I first heard of it too. He has a whole chapter dedicated to it in V. as well.
Yep, I remember. Makes me wonder why that particular genocide made such an impression on him, when - depressingly enough - there are so many he could have chosen from.
 

sufi

lala
Who is making money from .io domain?
millions and millions gave been paid to a series of companies who have run the registration on behalf of the British "crown", the occupying colonial power of the chagos islands and the Diego garcia black site/military holiday camp
,
UK gov refuse to disclose details of who benefitted from the sale of the registry for 70 million a couple of years back,

Not really history, I suppose, since it's still happening now

most recent refusal of FoI request last week

meanwhile .io is like a hipster domain for startup wankers
 
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