Just this goy...

Monday, May 14, 2007

[[Battle of Jackson (MS)]]

I love it when anon IPs sign an article. And it's still there even when the article has been edited after their edits.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

[[10 May]] has raised an interesting conundrum with this edit (and edit summary): to whit, at what point does someone's POV become accepted in Wikipedia?

According to the previous version, [[Paul Revere]] is both an American Patriot and an English Traitor, which is factually accurate. The day's record was edited to "remove POV", by suppressing a valid and reasonable viewpoint which is held today and was held in Mr Revere's own time.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

[[Essex class aircraft carrier]]
After the abrogation by Japan from disarmament treaties, the U.S. took a realistic look at its naval strength. With the Naval Expansion Act of Congress passed on May 17, 1938, an increase of 40,000 tons in aircraft carriers was authorized.

The United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan each violated the treaties they signed to limit war ship production ([[London Naval Treaty]] and [[Washington Naval Treaty]].) The United States appears to have done so first, failing to decommission enough tonnage to bring it into compliance and building ships it believed were not limited by the treaty such as so-called "[[Light cruiser]]". Although Japan announced in 1934 it would not be renewing the London Naval Treaty, the four remaining signatories each also stated they would no longer be restrained by either treaty. Stating here that only Japan abrogated the treaty is biased and not within NPOV.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Apparently, from the beginning of the rebellion in the British colonies onward, nothing the British Empire engaged in was related to anything but that rebellion...

Much to the shock and surprise of United Staters, their rebellion was only one of hundreds which were occurring in colonies of the European powers. It was the conflicts *between* European powers which allowed some of those rebellions to successfully fester into revolutions.

One of those conflicts was the [[Fourth Anglo-Dutch War]], in which Britain declared war on Nederland after growing trade difficulties led to Nederland abrogating a mutual aid treaty and declaring armed neutrality - effectively supporting France against the UK.

But the only sea battle of this war, the [[Battle of Dogger Bank (1781)]], is described by the US-centric Wikipedia as "part of the American War of Independence". Laughable, if it weren't so sad.

Friday, May 04, 2007

The United States involvement with the Dominican Republic fundamentally altered the course of the state with the 1905 [[Roosevelt Corollary]] to the Monroe Doctrine, when the US assumed control over the Dominican Republic's customs and withholding 55% of all revenues to repay foreign creditors. A few years later, in 1916, the USA invaded and occupied the country for 8 years, during which they dispossessed 80% of the population of the land they occupied. As a military occupier, the USA created a local military force whose leader, a few years after the US withdrawal, would take over the country and rule it as an autocrat for until assassinated with help from the USA's CIA in 1961.

In 1965 the USA invaded again, staying only a year during which they placed a new president in power through elections which were widely viewed as unfair. This president would repeatedly be elected every 4 years until 1996, with the exception of the 1978 elections which the Carter administration in the USA refused to recognize. In 1996 a US-raised Dominican was elected, who promptly privatized many state-run industries. It would be impossible at this point to determine the extent of US interventions in the 10 years since.

But perhaps the main [[Dominican Republic]] article might mention more than a brief comment regarding the 1965 invasion if it really were attempting to be neutral.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

by the way, there should be a disambiguation note on both [[Peter Island]] and [[Peter I Island]], to point out their differences.

[[Peter Island]]
The official site of Peter Island can be found here. Currently owned by JVA Enterprises, the history of the island can be found here.

Bad stub, no biscuit.

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