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Posted: Aug 3, 2019 - 6:25am



 kurtster wrote:

And the rest of the world in the 17th and 18th centuries was better, right ?  Right ...

Oh student of history that you say you are, name a country founded before 1800 that was not founded under the terms you state above and has never allowed or engaged in the practice of human chattel or slavery of any kind.
 
Tough question - maybe Poland or Switzerland?  There's not a prize, is there?

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 3, 2019 - 6:00am

 kurtster wrote:

And the rest of the world in the 17th and 18th centuries was better, right ?  Right ...

Oh student of history that you say you are, name a country founded before 1800 that was not founded under the terms you state above and has never allowed or engaged in the practice of human chattel or slavery of any kind.
 
You're making my point for me. There is nothing exceptional about this one.
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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 - 7:28pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Simple truth is this nation was founded on racist, chattel slavery and racist genocide. So, American exceptionalism is..... well.... utter bullshit.
 
And the rest of the world in the 17th and 18th centuries was better, right ?  Right ...

Oh student of history that you say you are, name a country founded before 1800 that was not founded under the terms you state above and has never allowed or engaged in the practice of human chattel or slavery of any kind.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 2, 2019 - 4:48pm

Simple truth is this nation was founded on racist, chattel slavery and racist genocide. So, American exceptionalism is..... well.... utter bullshit.
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Posted: May 31, 2019 - 9:37am

"On January 2, 1933, Fritzi's niece Nancy appeared as a houseguest and eventually overtook the strip...There was never a sequence of episodes exploring Fritzi's adoption of Nancy or what happened to Nancy's parents; she just seemed to appear as Fritzi's niece and gradually was seen more and more often..."
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Posted: Feb 9, 2019 - 10:54am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Yea who at Gucci approved this and even this week with all of the blackface controversy?

{#Eek}
 

It's been withdrawn
and Gucci offered some sort of apology.
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Posted: Feb 9, 2019 - 9:18am

Yea who at Gucci approved this and even this week with all of the blackface controversy??{#Eek}


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Posted: Feb 9, 2019 - 12:04am

A New Americanism
Why a Nation Needs a National Story
(...) “The history of the United States at the present time does not seek to answer any significant questions,” Degler told his audience some three decades ago. If American historians don’t start asking and answering those sorts of questions, other people will, he warned. They’ll echo Calhoun and Douglas and Father Coughlin. They’ll lament “American carnage.” They’ll call immigrants “animals” and other states “shithole countries.” They’ll adopt the slogan “America first.” They’ll say they can “make America great again.” They’ll call themselves “nationalists.” Their history will be a fiction. They will say that they alone love this country. They will be wrong.

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Posted: May 4, 2017 - 11:56am

 Proclivities wrote:
“Operation Hideaway”
"...Thomas and Madge Powner, along with their three children (the oldest was five-and-a-half, the youngest not quite two) entered an eight foot by nine foot bunker located in the basement of Princeton’s psych building on July 31. The shelter contained a double bed for the kids, while their parents made do with a mattress on the floor. There was a chemical toilet (which, it was later noted, didn’t “decompose, destroy or in any way get rid of waste materials”), a hand-cranked ventilator, 38 large jars of water, and canned and packaged food. The only light came from candles and flashlights. Food was heated using a chafing dish set over a candle, a process that took up to 90 minutes. There was also a “panic button” that could be used to stop the experiment at any time..."
shelter

 
The house across the street from us had one (I think it was homemade from an oilfield tank) up into the mid-70s, when the old man died and the family dug it out to make the house sellable. I don't recall anyone seeing inside and saying it was in any way "neat." Not like this illustration, that's for sure. More like an old oil tank with a bucket and a camp chair at the bottom.
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Posted: May 4, 2017 - 10:49am

“Operation Hideaway”
"...Thomas and Madge Powner, along with their three children (the oldest was five-and-a-half, the youngest not quite two) entered an eight foot by nine foot bunker located in the basement of Princeton’s psych building on July 31. The shelter contained a double bed for the kids, while their parents made do with a mattress on the floor. There was a chemical toilet (which, it was later noted, didn’t “decompose, destroy or in any way get rid of waste materials”), a hand-cranked ventilator, 38 large jars of water, and canned and packaged food. The only light came from candles and flashlights. Food was heated using a chafing dish set over a candle, a process that took up to 90 minutes. There was also a “panic button” that could be used to stop the experiment at any time..."
shelter
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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 - 6:36pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
Sounds almost as bad as that new movie about Abe Lincoln being a vampire hunter....
 
You've got to be kidding?
I feel humanity dissolving back into chaos!
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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 - 6:34pm

 aflanigan wrote:

There was a porno made a while back, called "Father of Our Country", in which George spent his life roaming the country and bedding every woman in the 13 colonies.  Which made him, literally, the Father of our country.  In the end, he had to resign as president due to the deluge of paternity suits that were being brought.

 

Sounds almost as bad as that new movie about Abe Lincoln being a vampire hunter....
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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 - 6:32pm

 Umberdog wrote:
Have there ever been any movies made about the life of George Washington?

 
There was a porno made a while back, called "Father of Our Country", in which George spent his life roaming the country and bedding every woman in the 13 colonies.  Which made him, literally, the Father of our country.  In the end, he had to resign as president due to the deluge of paternity suits that were being brought.
Umberdog

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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 - 12:45pm

Have there ever been any movies made about the life of George Washington?
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Posted: Jun 24, 2012 - 12:36pm



On June 24, 1997, the Air Force released a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.


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Posted: Jun 1, 2012 - 11:00am



OBAMA AND THE BUSH LEGACY: A SCORECARD

by John Cassidy
The New Yorker
June 1, 2012
 

With two George Bushes and their wives visiting the White House today for the unveiling of George W.’s official portrait, how much of the Bush legacy remains in place? The election of 2008 was a classic “time for a change” contest, in which Americans picked a fresh-faced young senator to replace an increasingly haggard and unpopular President. Three and a half years later, what’s different?

Some things are; some aren’t. Here is a quick (and far from definitive) scorecard. But first, a warning: this isn’t an exercise in judging Obama. In some areas, such as dealing with the Supreme Court, he was powerless to undo Bush’s handiwork. In other areas, such as Afghanistan, he set out to complete Bush’s agenda rather than overturn it. But it’s always interesting to compare Presidencies and to try and figure out what, if anything, they leave behind that’s lasting. So here goes...

 


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Posted: Feb 1, 2012 - 2:36pm

 kysmet wrote:
This is an awesome read...

In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).
 
Rather than quote the numerous highlights in this letter, I'll simply leave you to enjoy it. Do make sure you read to the end.


To My Old Master

 

This seems likely to be authentic, rather than an urban legend.

See HERE

See HERE for an image of the letter as it appeared in the NY Daily Tribune in 1865.
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Posted: Feb 1, 2012 - 1:00pm

 kysmet wrote:
This is an awesome read...

In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).
 
Rather than quote the numerous highlights in this letter, I'll simply leave you to enjoy it. Do make sure you read to the end.


To My Old Master

  Oh, Hell's Yeah. That karma, she shore can bite, cain't she?


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Posted: Feb 1, 2012 - 12:52pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
Go Jourdan!
 

MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: Feb 1, 2012 - 12:50pm

 kysmet wrote:
This is an awesome read...

In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).
 
Rather than quote the numerous highlights in this letter, I'll simply leave you to enjoy it. Do make sure you read to the end.


To My Old Master

 



Go Jourdan!
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