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(Washington Post)   Volcano erupts near Kamchatka - WWII still on between Russia and Japan   ( divider line
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2002-02-08 10:56:33 AM  
2002-02-08 10:57:37 AM  
Kamchatka... one of the many places people have only heard of due to Risk.
2002-02-08 10:59:05 AM  
A volcano erupted near Count Chocula?!?!?
2002-02-08 10:59:41 AM  
Gma: And vodka so bad they've got to use plastic bottles b/c it dissolves glass.
2002-02-08 11:00:13 AM  
My first thought exactly, Gma.
2002-02-08 11:05:42 AM  
Good one Gma. It is always a place that is pain in the ass for me when trying to take over Asia.
2002-02-08 11:06:54 AM  
What, no Hilarity?
2002-02-08 11:07:31 AM  
Oh well. The prvince of Quebec never signed the Canadian Constitution.
2002-02-08 11:07:34 AM  
Russia and Japan are still at war?
2002-02-08 11:08:39 AM  
Overpaid Slacker: I have yet to see a plastic that can hold any material that would dissolve glass....

I've seen Kamchatka, they can keep it...

2002-02-08 11:09:28 AM  
I know that nobody cares but, this is the Chikurachki Volcano
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Why am I being so informative?
*retreats under desk*
2002-02-08 11:10:18 AM  
Appparently, not anymore.
2002-02-08 11:11:21 AM  
Ah, for the good ol' days when wars were formally started and ended. 'Course you always had your backwoods countries that would never RSVP.
: \
2002-02-08 11:11:34 AM  
Ouroborus, that is correct. Russia is constantly invading Japan with their midget submarines, and Japan is always parachuting fighting robots into Mongolia.
2002-02-08 11:11:46 AM  
There's a type of acid that goes through glass so they have to use a wax coating or plastic, I think. Too bad I can't remember the name of it.
2002-02-08 11:15:26 AM  
Those wacky foreigners. How will Russia respond when Japan sends over Godzilla, Mecha-Godzilla, and Gamora?
2002-02-08 11:18:02 AM  
You forget that Russia has a legion of Yeti
2002-02-08 11:18:45 AM  
Sorta like how the Korean War is still in effect? They never did sign a peace treaty; just an armastice...
2002-02-08 11:19:13 AM  

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2002-02-08 11:25:52 AM  

I also thought this. I have 20 green armies there poised to take Yakutsk and Siberia from Black on my way to North America.

Chikurachki? I think I had that at Carlos O'Kellys once.
2002-02-08 11:28:02 AM  
This is one of my favorite factoids from history.

Things that make you realize reality is more bizarre than fiction.
-Russia and Japan still at war.
-The Irish invaded Canada around the turn of the twentieth century.
-In 1054, Michael Cerularius excommunicated the Pope.
2002-02-08 11:31:20 AM  
For those of you that like Risk:
2002-02-08 11:33:55 AM  
Man, when ever I play Risk, it eventually allways comes down to 100+ armies in Kamchatka and Alaska.
Then I would lose, and kick the board.
2002-02-08 11:38:37 AM  
Thats an awful lot of volcanos acting up lately.
2002-02-08 11:38:43 AM  
How long til Harmonia suggests American interference and war crimes caused this eruption?
2002-02-08 12:15:03 PM  
Perrin except the Canadians say the US invaded Canada then, since the Irish came from the south. If I'm thinking of the same thing you are.
2002-02-08 12:31:16 PM  
The Irish invaded Canada?
2002-02-08 12:38:34 PM  
American interference and war crimes caused this eruption.
2002-02-08 12:41:16 PM  
Crazy Irish invade Crazy Canada -
2002-02-08 12:48:19 PM  
Kamchatka is not in dispute, it is the Kuril islands, and because of the fishing not because of the hot beach scene and swinging nitelife.

The natives apparently want the Japs to take over because they've got the money to bring in some sorely needed infrastructure.
2002-02-08 12:54:10 PM  
Captain_Blasphemy: Its a debatable point, but the Irish who invated were the American segment of the Fenians who were dedicated to Irish independence. Irish in Australia, Great Britain, the US, and a number of other places continued pro Irish activities after emigrating. So, whether their living in America makes them American, or their continued dedication to Irish revolution would make them Irish is up to you.
2002-02-08 12:56:54 PM  
Thanks Luvnuriko for the link. I was a bit off on the time period. Been a while since my Irish history course.
2002-02-08 01:00:30 PM  
Dark One- Hydroflouric acid eats through glass, so they keep it in ceramic canisters. It's also a gas, generally. Really pleasant stuff.

Okay, so I'm a geek.
2002-02-08 01:01:01 PM  
Those damned Russians... Look what they're doing to the environment. Somebody should make them put a stop to that...

"Japan sues Russia for environmental recklessness"
2002-02-08 01:01:19 PM  
As I recall, you can attack Kamchatka from Alaska.
2002-02-08 01:12:35 PM  
A volcano erupted near Gymkata?!?!?
2002-02-08 01:14:40 PM  
I hadn't heard about the Irish invasion of Canada before. Strang thing is my family comes from that area too. I wonder if any of them took part.
2002-02-08 01:27:55 PM  
Ouroborus: You have to admire a people who skip the step of achieving national independence and move straight to foreign conquest. Very original.
2002-02-08 01:49:04 PM  
Hydroflouric acid can be stored safely in polyethylene containers, but not in glass bottles. It's wacky fun stuff.
2002-02-08 01:59:20 PM  
Yeah, we can either keep fighting at home or...fark it, let's invade Canada. I think they were trying to move from Ontario towards Alaska and then over to Kamchatka.
2002-02-08 02:23:48 PM  
LOL, GMA. Exactly what I was thinking. My son always laughs at me cuz I can never pronounce "I'm going to attack Urkutsk from Kamchatka."
2002-02-08 02:29:09 PM  
The dispute has prevented Tokyo and Moscow from signing a treaty formally ending World War II, but Paramushir is not one of the disputed islands.

"Comrade Japan, Mother Russia generously concedes this (explosive, lava-ridden) island to you!"

"Arigato, honorable Russians, but the Great Empire of Japan wishes to give it to Russia as a (huge fark you) sign of our friendship."
2002-02-08 02:35:35 PM  
Hold on a second!!! A volcano erupted near Camp Chakka?
2002-02-08 02:41:44 PM  
Because making fun of Russian words isn't totally 80's at all. Golubye duraki. Zakrivaete roti.

(And if you know what that means, you get a gold star)
2002-02-08 02:55:17 PM  
A volcano erupted near Chaka Khan. I feel for you.
2002-02-08 03:12:05 PM  
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2002-02-08 03:19:20 PM  
We have 2 out of 4 so far. Anyone else?

(Actually, it is more like 2/3 because I made up Camp Chakka. Chaka Khan shouldn't be too hard though.)
2002-02-08 04:22:23 PM  
There is a new version of risk out its somethin like risk2210 anyone played it?
2002-02-08 06:05:40 PM  
You know, I seem to remember something about a massive eruption at this volcano a few hundred thousand years ago. Maybe it's just a volcano that sounds the same.

Also, the finalconquest website does not work. I'd be up for some Risk, but it'd be nice if the site worked. :)
2002-02-13 12:31:01 AM  
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