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Dec 7 11 3:48 PM

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Well, I like babes, money, private jets, mansions, private yachts, history, and a bunch of other things. I'll be posting all that I like here.

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Dec 7 11 3:55 PM

Billionaire Ira Rennert's staggeringly giant palace.

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Rennert named his home after the adjoining body of water, Fairfield Pond. The house faces the Atlantic Ocean and its grounds measure 63 acres (250,000 m2). The buildings, which total over 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2), including the 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2) main house, have an Italianate  facade, 29 bedrooms, and 39 bathrooms. The house has a dozen chimneys and a Mediterranean-style tile roof as well as a 91-foot (28 m) long formal dining room, a basketball court, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts, and a $150,000 hot tub. Its property taxes in 2007 were $397,559.00. Based on these taxes, the home is currently valued at $198 million making it the most valuable home in the United States. In 2009 the property was valued at $218 million.

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Dec 7 11 4:04 PM

Now for some history: Operation Barbarossa was the Nazi invasion of the USSR. Taking place on June 22 1941, it was the largest invasion in history. 4.5 million Axis troops invaded along an 1800 mile front. Hitler's aim was to destroy Jewery, Communism, and the Slavic race.


Here is video of the day the operation started.



Map of the invasion:


Up until Barbarossa, Nazi Germany's position in Europe was supurb. The invasion of the USSR was without a doubt the greatest disasters in military history. Although the first few months of the campagin were successful, Russian rains and winters blocked the Nazi armies at the gates of Moscow. The Battle of Stalingrad in 42-43 forever sapped Hitler's chances in the East. It was now lost, and from there on out to May 1945, the Soviets were in charge.

Operation Barbarossa was signifigant because it changed world geopolitical history in ways we are still feeling today. It destroyed Germany. It tore Europe in two. The Cold War confrontation. Even now in 2011, there are still nuclear weapons. The invasion also afforded Hitler the opportunity to get the Holocaust going full time. From June to Dec. 1941, 1.5 million Jews were shot to death in pits and ravines in Eastern Europe. A further 4 million would be killed in the next 3.5 years.



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Dec 7 11 4:10 PM

Generalplan ost (General Plan East) was the Nazi plan to colonize East Europe after killing all the Jews/Slavs/ and other undesirables. Only some parts of the plan were put into effects, such as the creation of a few Commissariats.

Here's a rough outline of the plan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalplan_Ost

40 million people (at least) were to die to make room for the German colonizers. Heinrich Himmler, Reichsfuhur SS, one of Germany's most powerful men estimated that by 2000 there would be 200 million Germans. Here's a rough map of what the plan entailed.

In the map, the Commissariats are show. Their names are easily identified by light blue.

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Dec 7 11 4:14 PM

Another Plan map:

Ingermanland, Gotengau, and Memel-Narew Gebeit were the 3 areas selected to start Nazi colonization. They were the most ideal territories. Of course, all of it would be colonized, the whole region up to the Ural Mountains. The area would have a ring of bases, roads, and rails to act as a barrier against the "Asiatics" Hitler detested so much.

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Dec 7 11 4:16 PM

Now, the ultimate nightmare scenario:

What would it have looked like had Hitler won?

Sorry for the small map. I'll try to find a bigger one.

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Dec 13 11 5:09 PM

God, it was so cool to see Julie on last night for Red Eye. Can't wait for more appearances.

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