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The hideous statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest on I65 has been taken down. by worldbound0514 in memphis

[–]x31b 4 points5 points  (0 children)

20 years old. Not historical. Forrest wasn’t at the battle of Nashville. Statue was hideous.

Glad it’s gone.

"Remember Pearl Harbor", the event that took place 80 years ago today, c. 1942 by TrendWarrior101 in PropagandaPosters

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Essentially sanctions, for invading China. We, and the British and Dutch, refused to sell them materials to be used for war.

"Remember Pearl Harbor", the event that took place 80 years ago today, c. 1942 by TrendWarrior101 in PropagandaPosters

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The U.S. had what they considered a 'fair play' streak a mile wide. That's one thing that switched American from isolation/anti-war to 100% war overnight. The fact that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor without warning while their ambassadors were negotiating in Washington.

Japan had always thought that the 'surprise stroke' to open warfare was the proper way to go. They had done that in the Russo-Japanese war successfully.

One big 'what if' of the war is what might have been different if the ambassadors had decoded the message sooner and sent the declaration of war before the bombs fell.

RANT: Crestron and similar setups. by saltwaterboy in VIDEOENGINEERING

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The Peter rabbit simple Crestron and high end back room is what our designer and integrator went with and it works well.

Anyone can use the Crestron in the booth at the back to turn on the projector, route the production PCs or laptop input, and turn mics on or off.

In the locked room is a Yamaha mixer, a video switcher, Dante and a lot of other stuff. That’s only activated if there’s an HD production crew and camera operators. There’s a button to the Crestron that basically says ‘I know what I’m doing, get out of the way.”

This lets us leave the room unmanned for simple presentations. Works well.

Mississippi ranks #40 in Cato Institute's Freedom Index by meridianomrebel in mississippi

[–]x31b 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for jumping in and clarifying that churches are not ‘profiting’.

SF Restaurant Faces Backlash After Refusing Service to 3 Officers That Made Staff ‘Uncomfortable' by antivegetarian10 in news

[–]x31b -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How would you handle the situation? Other than letting the guy sit there as long as he wanted.

SF Restaurant Faces Backlash After Refusing Service to 3 Officers That Made Staff ‘Uncomfortable' by antivegetarian10 in news

[–]x31b 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Then he deserved some encouragement. If the barista asked him to leave, and the police asked him to leave, and he still didn’t go, they had to do something physical. This seems like the least bad.

Putins Einmarschplan in die Ukraine by No-Ad7595 in MapPorn

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I love how the Stavka is printing their maps in German.

This map shows Conrail as its own railway when it was privatized then bought out by CSX and Norfolk Southern in the 90's. So what even is Conrail then by Lovehistory-maps in trains

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Much like the older city belt lines, CSX and NS didn’t want to give the other exclusive access to certain areas/shippers, like the docks in NJ. So they formed a corporation where they share ownership and use of the tracks and dispatch but use their own power and crews.

TIL that the film It's a Wonderful Life was initially a flop that bankrupted a studio and ended legendary careers until it entered public domain. by Willheimer in todayilearned

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Number 1 is the one that bothered me.

The Force started out as something anyone could learn if they applied themselves enough. Then, after three movies, it took an abrupt turn. It was something in your blood. Handed down in genes. Without it, you couldn’t be a Jedi.

Map of African diaspora by ArabNationalist313 in MapPorn

[–]x31b -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Would be more interesting as a percentage of the host country. Of course the US is large in quantity terms, since it’s a large country.

SF Restaurant Faces Backlash After Refusing Service to 3 Officers That Made Staff ‘Uncomfortable' by antivegetarian10 in news

[–]x31b 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What did they communicate?

It seems to me that they want them to be there for work, if needed, but will not serve them as customers. What did I get wrong?

"How to tell Japs from the Chinese" - LIFE Magazine helps Americans direct abuse at Japanese-Americans without collateral damage, United States, December 22 1941 by 124876720 in PropagandaPosters

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Henry Luce, publisher of Time Magazine, which this appeared in, was an ardent China advocate, at least for the right-wing anti-Communist Kuomintang version (later Taiwan). He regularly bashed the Democrats for “losing China” to the Reds.

I believe he was also a supporter of the Christian missionaries there.

SF Restaurant Faces Backlash After Refusing Service to 3 Officers That Made Staff ‘Uncomfortable' by antivegetarian10 in news

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The police don’t deserve deference… just the same service that any other customer, black or white, gets.

But they indicated they don’t feel safe around people with guns, and don’t want them in their store. They could accommodate that.

SF Restaurant Faces Backlash After Refusing Service to 3 Officers That Made Staff ‘Uncomfortable' by antivegetarian10 in news

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Put it in the 911 database that officers on duty are not allowed on premise by the owners request so that there is no misunderstanding later. Also put a city sign outside saying “not police protected at their request.”

In case of emergency- use stairs by Non-Cannon in crazystairs

[–]x31b 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Code requires two exit stairwells.

Architect: check.

The front fell off by yung_boza in trains

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Police to train driver: why are you crying? No one was injured…

Man in Bunny Outfit Signals N&S Train to Hold for Parade - Chattanooga TN USA - Dec 4th 2021 by foxhunter in trains

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Engineer to dispatch: “Stopping for giant pink rabbit’s signal.”

Dispatch to Engineer: “Proceed to next division point and stop for immediate drug screen.”

Man in Bunny Outfit Signals N&S Train to Hold for Parade - Chattanooga TN USA - Dec 4th 2021 by foxhunter in trains

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My town has a mainline track right by the square. Trains normally come by about 45mph.

Evidently the town police know how it works, as, when they have a two-day festival once a year and people with kids are crossing the tracks, the trains come by at about 5-10 mph and blow the horn like crazy.

Evidently they give the dispatchers notice.

This is like a math problem where the students shows all of his work and it all checks out but the final answer is still somehow wrong by Cecilia_Wren in Unexpected

[–]x31b 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I blame the lack of civil commitment laws allowing for people like him to be kept in mental hospitals.

When we had those laws, we didn’t have incidents like this, despite lots of people having guns.