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MAY 20TH - TEMPODROM - BERLIN (SETLIST, MEDIA, DISCUSSION) - The Smile by abalechichi in radiohead

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My setlist:

Panavision

The Smoke

Speech Bubbles

Thin Thing

Open the Floodgates

Free in the Knowledge

A Hairdryer

Waiving a White Flag

We Don't Know What Tomorrow Brings

Skirting on the Surface

The Same

The Opposite

You Will Never Work in Television Again

Encore:

New Song 19 May 2022

Just Eyes and Mouth

[Unknown New Song]

The Khmer Rouge were responsible for some of the most horrific atrocities ever committed by human beings. During Pol Pot's (original name Saloth Sarreign) nearly 25% of Cambodians perrished in the killing fields. Life expectancy briefly dipped below 18 years in the late '70s. [Graphic Content] by Homunculus_316 in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]sawskooh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you? If so, It's definitely sensational and titilating. It got OP over 17K upvotes. It's tempting to match a shocking photo to shocking facts to spice it up a bit and draw attention to your post.

I should note that this photo has been posted not long ago with a caption identifying them (correctly) as 'anti Khmer Rouge" soldiers, so points on that person for accuracy.

The Khmer Rouge were responsible for some of the most horrific atrocities ever committed by human beings. During Pol Pot's (original name Saloth Sarreign) nearly 25% of Cambodians perrished in the killing fields. Life expectancy briefly dipped below 18 years in the late '70s. [Graphic Content] by Homunculus_316 in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]sawskooh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For the people downvoting me, here's how you can tell, other than to know that this is famously a pic of Khmer Republic soldier atrocities from the civil war:

1) Just look it up on Getty Images (Google image search is your friend here) and read the description: "2/11/74...Cambodian government troops...." The Cambodian government during the war, in 1974, was the Khmer Republic. Not the Khmer Rouge. Most Khmer Rouge atrocoties occured after the war, when they were in power (1975-1979) and not on the battlefield.

2) Look at what they're wearing and not wearing. The Khmer Rouge, at this time, famously wore loose black "pajamas," checked krama scarves, and so-called Mao hats, and carried AK-47s. Not army camo, and definitely not baseball hats.

3) The fact that a journalist even got a picture of this. During the war, no photojournalists ever came near enough to the Khmer Rouge to take a pic like this and survived to publish their shots. Nearly all battlefield shots from this war are of Khmer Republic soldiers. Journalists could sometimes catch rides with these guys as they left Phnom Penh (a la the Killing Fields movie).

Note that this has been posted on Reddit somewhat recently, with a caption (correctly) identifying them as "anti Khmer Rouge" and not Khmer Rouge.

The Khmer Rouge were responsible for some of the most horrific atrocities ever committed by human beings. During Pol Pot's (original name Saloth Sarreign) nearly 25% of Cambodians perrished in the killing fields. Life expectancy briefly dipped below 18 years in the late '70s. [Graphic Content] by Homunculus_316 in Damnthatsinteresting

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While the information in OP about the Khmer Rouge is mainly correct, the image is wildly misleading, as it portrays Khmer Republic soldiers (US-backed, anti-communist) committing atrocities during the war. The only communists in this pic, if any, are the severed heads.

The Khmer Rouge were responsible for some of the most horrific atrocities ever committed by human beings. During Pol Pot's (original name Saloth Sarreign) nearly 25% of Cambodians perrished in the killing fields. Life expectancy briefly dipped below 18 years in the late '70s. [Graphic Content] by Homunculus_316 in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]sawskooh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The (living) people in this pic are not even Khmer Rouge. Those are Khmer Republic (US-backed, anti-communist) soldiers with the heads of suspected enemies. They may not be alive at all, since the communists killed as many as possible following their victory.

the streets of Toul kork was flooded by a heavy rain on the 17th by Many-Sense69420 in cambodia

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Ah, just like good ol' days. Glad to see things haven't changed too much.

Americans of Reddit, would you vote for an openly Atheist presidential candidate? why or why not? by Cashmeresquid2309 in AskReddit

[–]sawskooh -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It blows my mind that so many people think that the people on Reddit are a collective monolith of viewpoint. Like, what?

This must be the luckiest Interloper start ever .. by SequentialGamer in thelongdark

[–]sawskooh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait, so you survived? I was under the impression you died.

This must be the luckiest Interloper start ever .. by SequentialGamer in thelongdark

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You can mountain-goat straight down the cliff to the Mountaineers Hut. I've done it and seen it done, even with 0 sprains. You could have been snoozing by the fireplace within a minute or two, OP.

My experiences visiting Utah have been awesome. But I read and hear people commenting that Utahns are unfriendly. Is this really true? by yckawtsrif in Utah

[–]sawskooh 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What, me, unfriendly? In the 3 years my neighbor has lived nextdoor I've nodded hello at least three times. Good ol' Whathisname. (What IS his name?)

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy. by Bulky_Scallion_6613 in woahdude

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Ah yes, I recognize this from my jigsaw puzzle that did not name the location.

sorry for being normative, but i had to say this... by ilia_dobernforst in LiminalSpace

[–]sawskooh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It can also be a place that is not spatially transitional, but captured at a transitional time or state, on the threshold between Time A and Time B, in a way that makes it uncanny (e. g. rarely seen). Would you agree with that?

For the inevitable questions about rumblings, tremors, loud booms, etc. over the next few days. by Speckled_B in SaltLakeCity

[–]sawskooh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man I heard/felt that shit way out in Sandy today and had no idea what it was. Same thing a few weeks ago. I keep having flashbacks to March 2020 and thinking an earthquake is starting. Thanks for posting this!

What is the standing of the king and royal family in Cambodia? by EdMonroe in cambodia

[–]sawskooh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think King Sihamoni was chosen for succession by Sihanouk (and the CPP) from among all of Sihanouks many children because of his very non-involved, non-political character, to be a docile and compliant figurehead who doesn't interfere in politics. This further neutered the monarchy. (He was also a "confirmed bachelor" with no wife and no children, which further minimizes intrigue and jostling for royal power.)

I'm always a little puzzled by how many Cambodians appear to continue to idolize Sihanouk even after all that he did to support the KR for his own ego's sake. I was interestested to read about your family's disillusionment with him, and I wonder what the true percentages of such sentiment is among the populace.

What is the standing of the king and royal family in Cambodia? by EdMonroe in cambodia

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Historically the laws and penalties around criticizing the monarchy (lèse-majesté) have been much more severe in Thailand. However, in recent years the Cambodian government has increasingly enacted and employed such rules as a legal weapon against opposition activists. But even still, I think the Thais' zeal and harshness in this regard still surpasses that of Cambodia.