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We have barking dogs keeping us up at night, seems in ancient Egypt, the Hykos King had problems with noisy hippos.

He wrote to Seqenenre Tao II.....

 Let there be a withdrawal from the canal hippopotami which lie at the east of the City, because they don't let sleep come to me either in the daytime or at night.

 

So keep them quite or I'll beat your f-ing head in. :lol::P

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46 minutes ago, SansFin said:

 

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I can imagine studios fighting over the rights to turn this into one or half a dozen major motion pictures.

It's from that stupid fake news tabloid.

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Guess he fantasized what it's like to have sex with Ruth Ginsberg. :P

 

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Peachtree Creek: Change in Command Changed Result

About North Georgia July 21, 2020

North and west of Atlanta nearly 100,000 men waited while General William Tecumseh Sherman made a decision. With only the Chattahoochee River and General Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee between him and the city, he could move either south or east from Marietta to cross the mighty river that cuts through the center of Georgia from northeast to southwest. It was the last great physical barrier between Sherman and his prize.

Each choice had tactical advantages but Sherman was a strategic thinker. By cutting the rail line to the east he would increase the amount of time it would take for re-enforcements to arrive from Richmond, lengthen Johnston's lines of communication and reduce the Confederate Army's access to grain and meat from Georgia's agricultural belt between Atlanta and Savannah. Yet unscathed, East Georgia offered Johnston much more food than Alabama, whose crops and cattle had been repeatedly scavenged.

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It's Hindsight That Makes Hood for Johnston Controversial

Battle of Franklin Trust July 21, 2020

When Gen. John Bell Hood took command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee on the night of July 17, 1864, the fate of Atlanta hung in the balance. For two and a half months, Gen. William T. Sherman, in command of three Federal armies operating in concert, had pushed the Southern army from Dalton, Georgia to the gates of Atlanta. Convinced that Gen. Joseph Johnston would not fight for the city, Confederate President Jefferson Davis relieved him and elevated Hood to command. That same night, Secretary of War James A. Seddon very candidly warned the young general, “You are charged with a great trust. You will, I know, test to the utmost your capacities to discharge it. Be wary no less than bold.”

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I read a news article when "Star Wars -The Phantom Menace" was release a STUPID thief broke into a theatre and stole 1,  20 minute 70 mm reel (what in the hell can he do with only 1???:wacko:)  It was quoted the replacement cost was $30,000!! :o

 

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Here's How Britain Beat Spain's 'Invincible Armada'

Tudor Place July 29, 2020
 
In the latter part of the 16th century, Spain was the major international power and either ruled, colonized, or exercised influence over much of the known world. English 'sea-dogs' had been causing a great deal of damage to Spain's trade in silver. Men such as Sir Francis Drake attacked Spanish shipping off of the West Indies and Spain lost a vast sum of money when the ships carrying silver sunk or had their cargo captured by Drake. To the English, Drake was a hero but to the Spanish he was nothing more than a pirate who, in their view, was allowed to do what he did with the full knowledge of Queen Elizabeth. This the Spanish could not accept.

Spain controlled what was called the Spanish Netherlands. This consisted of modern day Holland and Belgium. In particular, Holland wanted its independence. They did not like being made to be Catholic; in fact, Protestant ideas had taken root in Holland and many of those in Holland were secret Protestants. If they had publicly stated their Protestant beliefs, their lives would have been in danger. Spain used a religious secret police called the Inquisition to hunt out Protestants. However, during Elizabeth's reign, the English had been helping the Dutch Protestants in Holland. This greatly angered King Felipe II of Spain. With England under his control, Felipe could control the English Channel and his ships could have an easy passage from Spain to the Spanish Netherlands. Spanish troops stationed there could be easily supplied.

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How Lincoln’s War Was Won

Posted By pcr3 On July 30, 2020 @ 7:12 am In Articles & Columns | Comments Disabled

How Lincoln’s War Was Won

Racism was stronger in the North than in the South

Paul Craig Roberts

This article concludes this seven-part series on Lincoln’s war against the South.  The war ended 155 years ago. In the century and a half since, the war’s history has been falsified and misrepresented as a righteous war by the freedom-loving North against the slave-holding South. 

The absence of supporting facts has not hampered this false history.

As Lincoln said endlessly, he invaded the Confederate States of America for the sole purpose of conquering the states that seceded and reincorporating them into the United States. Lincoln fought what he declared to be a rebellion.

The South fought because she was invaded. 

Slavery was not an issue. The US Constitution assigned the matter of slavery to the individual states.  Slavery was not subject to federal legislation. Lincoln acknowledged this over and over. Lincoln offered further inducement to the South to remain in the Union with the Corwin Amendment, a constitutional provision that forbade any federal steps against slavery ever.

Lincoln did not campaign for the presidency on the grounds of ending slavery. His first inaugural address in 1861 states: “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”

The declaration of war against the South (July 1861) states that the purpose of the war is “to preserve the Union.”  

The Emancipation Proclamation (1863) was a war measure declared “upon military necessity.” Unable to defeat the Army of Northern Virginia in battle, Lincoln hoped to stir a slave rebellion that would pull Confederate troops out of the front line and cause them to return home to protect their families and homes.  Lincoln’s effort to turn black slaves against white southerners failed.

Uninformed and indoctrinated people claim that secession documents from the states prove the South was fighting for slavery. As I have shown on numerous occasions, southern states wanted a constitutional justification for leaving the Union so that Lincoln could not declare them to be in rebellion and send in the army to quell the rebellion. Lincoln did not accept the argument that the Union was a voluntary act from which states legitimately could withdraw. The South could not make a constitutional case out of the tariff, because the Constitution made tariffs a federal, not state, issue. But slavery was a state issue, and the South concocted an argument that the refusal of some northern states to enforce the federal Fugitive Slave Law meant that the northern states had broken the contract and that the South’s secession was not responsible for the breakup of the union.

This argument was also needed, because just as some in the North opposed the war, some in the South opposed secession.

As Lincoln made it completely clear that he most certainly was not invading the South in order to free slaves, how can it be that the South was fighting to save slavery?

Why is this series important?  For a number of reasons.  One is that as the war had nothing to do with slavery, neither do the Confederate war memorials. 

Another reason is it demonstrates the ease with which history has been falsified in order to serve an agenda.  People who can be convinced contrary to all known facts and the documentary record that the war was fought over slavery can be convinced of any lie. Obviously, a free press, free speech, public education, and democratic debate do not succeed in protecting truth.  If we are so misinformed about Lincoln’s war, what else are we misinformed about?  How much of what we know is real and how much is programmed into us to serve self-interested agendas?

Northerners like to get very self-righteous about their moral superiority over the South. But in fact, many northern states passed Black Codes, laws enacted to discourage free blacks from residing in northern states. Connecticut, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and New York had laws that denied blacks equal political rights, including the right to vote, the right to attend public schools, and the right to equal treatment under the law.

Southerner John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia, in his will freed his slaves and provided for their survival by establishing a trust to purchase land for them in Ohio.  The righteous Ohioans, so intent on giving their lives to free the slaves, drove John Randolph’s freed slaves from the land in Ohio that he had purchased for them.

Lincoln himself said in Illinois on September 18, 1858 that “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races [applause from the Ohio audience]—that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.”  Lincoln’s plan for free blacks was to send them out of the country to Africa or South America.

Yet, there actually are Americans dumb enough to think that the North spent white blood and money in copious quantities in order to free black slaves that they considered inferior to whites and did not want anything to do with.  

Indeed, the North cared so little about the negroes that nothing was done for them once they were freed by the economic destruction of the South. A fourth or more of the “freed” slaves died of starvation and exposure. Judge William Sharkey, reconstruction governor of Mississippi told Congress:

“I believe that there are now in my State very little over half the number of freedmen that were formerly slaves, certainly not more than two-thirds. They have died off. There is no telling the mortality that has prevailed among them; they have died off in immense numbers. I should say that very little more than half the amount of land that was under cultivation before the war will be under cultivation this year.”

What else was to be expected from Lincoln’s war of extermination against the South? Destruction of the agricultural infrastructure takes away both food and employment, and it disarms an army.

Armies “fight on their stomach,” and it was the absence of food that  forced Lee’s surrender to Grant.  

The absence of food was due to the war crimes of Lincoln and his Union army. Unable to defeat Robert E. Lee in battle, the Union destroyed the food infrastructure of the South by warring on agriculture, animal husbandry, women and children.

Most people do not understand that Lee won almost all of the battles. But always outnumbered, he never had reserves with which to destroy or force the surrender of the defeated Union army. So his victories were really for nothing.  They only prolonged the war.

Gettysburg was a tie, but for Lee it was a strategic defeat as it was his last chance to destroy the Union Army and take Washington.  Lee failed to destroy the Union Army at Gettysburg, because he had lost Stonewall Jackson who was mistaken for enemy and killed by Confederate sentries.  Had Jackson been present at Gettysburg, Lee might have won the battle. Instead, the commander entrusted with the attack was a general whose forte was defense, and he did not act until it was too late.

The South had blown its opportunity after the first battle of Bull Run, the opening engagement of Lincoln’s war.  The defeated Union Army turned tail and fled all the way back to Washington.  It was weeks before any military order was restored.  Had Napoleon or Robert E. Lee been in command of the Confederate Army at Bull Run, it would have been the end of the war.  They would have pursued the defeated and broken Union army and taken Washington. That would have been the end of the war.  Stonewall Jackson was present at Bull Run, but he was a subordinare general whose worth emerged that day.

The South looking at the flight of the northern army dismissed the North as a military force  to be taken seriously.  Northerners, the South concluded, were not only incapable of fighting, they were cowards to boot. 

The South lost the war on this reasoning the day they won the opening battle at Bull Run.

The South had a small population relative to the North, no navy, and limited industrial capability. It wasn’t long before there were no replacements for the South’s casualties.  But the north had the Irish immigrants.  As soon as they landed they were enlisted in Lincoln’s army.  Immigrants were the cannon fodder for the Union Army.  The South had no cannon fodder.

When Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, Lee’s army, vastly outnumbered, was starving.  Lincoln won the war by starving the South.

Such a low and immoral basis for prevailing in a war is the reason the South, what little is still left of it, voted Democrat for decades after the war until the Democrats brought them a second Reconstruction in the form of school busing. School busing severely disrupted family life and destroyed the public school system. Even so, the South is still patriotic and provides the bulk of the elite fighting force of the US military.

We will see if this commitment continues when the dumbshits in Washington dismantle the Confederate memorials and erase southern names from US military bases.

 
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Here's How Britain Beat Spain's 'Invincible Armada'

Tudor Place July 29, 2020
 
In the latter part of the 16th century, Spain was the major international power and either ruled, colonized, or exercised influence over much of the known world. English 'sea-dogs' had been causing a great deal of damage to Spain's trade in silver. Men such as Sir Francis Drake attacked Spanish shipping off of the West Indies and Spain lost a vast sum of money when the ships carrying silver sunk or had their cargo captured by Drake. To the English, Drake was a hero but to the Spanish he was nothing more than a pirate who, in their view, was allowed to do what he did with the full knowledge of Queen Elizabeth. This the Spanish could not accept.

Spain controlled what was called the Spanish Netherlands. This consisted of modern day Holland and Belgium. In particular, Holland wanted its independence. They did not like being made to be Catholic; in fact, Protestant ideas had taken root in Holland and many of those in Holland were secret Protestants. If they had publicly stated their Protestant beliefs, their lives would have been in danger. Spain used a religious secret police called the Inquisition to hunt out Protestants. However, during Elizabeth's reign, the English had been helping the Dutch Protestants in Holland. This greatly angered King Felipe II of Spain. With England under his control, Felipe could control the English Channel and his ships could have an easy passage from Spain to the Spanish Netherlands. Spanish troops stationed there could be easily supplied.

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Weather played an important role in the Spanish Armada's defeat.

"God blew and they were scattered"

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/god-blew-they-were-scattered/

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On 7/30/2020 at 4:18 PM, hamradio said:

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This cartoon doesn't make any sense:  the Spanish Armada was defeated in the English Channel.

El Nino is located in the Pacific Ocean off the Pacific coast of South America.

It's true that they speak Spanish in Spain, but that doesn't make them Latin Americans, does it?

And I guess you could say, Americans speak English too, but we're not from England, are we?

That reminds me of friends from Spain who were telling me how Americans were offering them Mexican food and couldn't figure out why they didn't have any association with it.

It's a great big world out there, isn't it?

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12 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

This cartoon doesn't make any sense:  the Spanish Armada was defeated in the English Channel.

El Nino is located in the Pacific Ocean off the Pacific coast of South America.

It's true that they speak Spanish in Spain, but that doesn't make them Latin Americans, does it?

And I guess you could say, Americans speak English too, but we're not from England, are we?

That reminds me of friends from Spain who were telling me how Americans were offering them Mexican food and couldn't figure out why they didn't have any association with it.

It's a great big world out there, isn't it?

Think the artist was joking about the weather itself without realizing what El Nino is.  You are correct but to add to your post El Nino actually SUPPRESSES hurricanes in the Atlantic.

But the British did claim God sent that one.

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Harding's Death: Murder, Suicide, Something Else?

Illinois State University August 3, 2020
 
The news of his death was a shock to the nation, close friends and loved ones alike. He seemed so robust, big and strong. He was over six foot tall, handsome, friendly, unassuming and generous. In fact, the common view of Warren G. Harding was that more than anything he looked presidential. After the previous three presidents (Theodore Roosevelt who was like an actor bigger than life playing a part for history, William Taft who was just plain big, and Woodrow Wilson the cold distant intellectual who acted as savior to the world) this man, the first to be elected in an election finally allowing full participation by women, seemed a calming influence. Like the famous campaign phrase that brought him to office he seemed a "Return to Normalcy."

Now, midway through his term of office, he was dead. There had been no apparent sign of the approach of death for this relatively young president. At 58 he continued to love to travel, one of the most traveled presidents thus far in history, and meet the people. Assistants always had to try and reign him in. He would always stop in front of any crowd at the White House or train stop and shake hands and greet those who he had asked for their vote.

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I Looked Up What Happened When Sweden Refused To Shut Down - They Were Right, We Were Wrong

Sweden did it.

The Nordic country defeated COVID-19 without seeming to break a sweat — fever-induced or otherwise. They effectively showed that Fauci & Co. were completely wrong about a shutdown being necessary to save civilization as we know it.

While that accomplishment should be lauded and their efforts duplicated around the world, the media has instead chosen to blast the Nordic state and paint a dismal picture that simply doesn’t exist.

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75 Years Later, It’s Clear Truman Was Right To Drop The Atomic Bomb

Ultimately, the decision to use atomic weapons against Japan hastened the end to WWII, halted further Soviet aggression, and saved millions of lives.

On August 6, 1945, 30-year-old U.S. Air Force pilot Col. Paul W. Tibbets Jr. took to the sky in the Enola Gay, his Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber. His destination, the Japanese city of Hiroshima, was not an especially notable target. His payload, however, a single bomb nicknamed “Little Boy,” would change the course of history.

True watershed moments in history are rare — the agricultural revolution is one such example, as was the Battle of Salamis, the advent of Jesus Christ, and the fall of Western Rome. Yet in the last 1,500 years, no two distinct epochs of time are as clear as the time before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all the time since.

Read More >> https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/06/75-years-later-its-clear-truman-was-right-to-drop-the-atomic-bomb/

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