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{ posted: Sunday, 15 July, 2018 at 3:54pm // views: 10 // words: 209 }

Was so pleased to be able to participate in today’s commemoration of the Shohola Train Wreck which took place only a few miles from my home on this day 154 years ago. A small service took place at the site of the final resting place of 2 North Carolina soldiers that were among the 44 Confederate Prisoners of War killed in the crash.nnAs a past commander of the New York City camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, I was very graciously invited to make a few remarks, and I spoke mostly on how apt a metaphor for the War the train crash was. The soldiers did not lay the tracks, did not build the train, did not conceive of the journey, yet it was they who were forced to ride it–who profited the least and paid the most dearly.nnWas especially delighted that Averill and Sammy, whose own Confederate ancestors fill similar graves across the South (and one, Enoch Cape, buried in the train’s intended destination–Elmira Prison Camp in Upstate New York), were afforded the privilege of laying flowers on the graves of the two Confederate soldiers who were cared for by Sullivan County residents following the crash, and who perished a few days later.

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MRW when I see the baby Trump balloon in London that everyone’s been hyping.
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{ posted: Friday, 13 July, 2018 at 3:12pm // views: 11 // words: 4 }

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re: Has there ever been an objectively worse (or more harshly criticized) US president throughout history as president Trump? [serious]
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{ posted: Thursday, 12 July, 2018 at 10:05am // views: 13 // words: 125 }

Came to say the same. I think he has to win hands down in terms, at least, of "more harshly criticized" since–as you point out–a large swath of the country opted to secede, some upon his election, others upon his response to the initial secession.

He obviously had the bad fortune of being the head of the government when a war that had been brewing from the beginning of the Republic finally came, but when a over half a million of your citizens are killed during your administration, I think you have to get some votes for worst president, especially since he had no ideological consistency, offering to amend the Constitution to enshrine slavery, then wiping out a generation to end it.

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re: At the end of WWII, the last vestiges of the Third Reich hoped they could convince the Allies to join with them and fight the Soviets. If this had happened, do you think the costs of war with the USSR would have been worth possibly avoiding the Cold War?
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{ posted: Thursday, 12 July, 2018 at 8:52am // views: 9 // words: 71 }

Thank you for the link–that's fascinating–especially since it came from Churchill. I would have thought that England would have been absolutely opposed to any continuation of War, and only the US (if anyone) may have considered such a move. Especially with the stories of US commanders like Patton warning troops not to engage with the Soviets when they linked up as he wanted to keep on marching east.

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re: At the end of WWII, the last vestiges of the Third Reich hoped they could convince the Allies to join with them and fight the Soviets. If this had happened, do you think the costs of war with the USSR would have been worth possibly avoiding the Cold War?
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{ posted: Thursday, 12 July, 2018 at 8:49am // views: 8 // words: 81 }

I understand that it WASN'T worth considering, and it would have been idiotic to undertake. But again, in HINDSIGHT: 4.5m killed in China alone by the Communists, then Soviet post-war purges, Korea, Vietnam, how close we came to nuclear war. As someone else pointed out, some other rival threat may very well have emerged, but it's tempting to imagine a world where China and Russia today have human rights and global relations on par with Japan and Germany?

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{ posted: Saturday, 7 July, 2018 at 2:02pm // views: 12 // words: 5 }

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re: I stumbled upon this picture on a ww2 history forum. Can anyone provide any insight on who this Soviet soldier is and whether or not he survived the rest of WW2?
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{ posted: Friday, 6 July, 2018 at 12:17am // views: 16 // words: 19 }

Soviet combat veteran? Well, it's hard to say with any real–oh wait, yeah, he definitely died.

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Facebook lined the flags up nicely in these two pictures.
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{ posted: Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 at 11:06pm // views: 14 // words: 4 }

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{ posted: Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 at 10:58pm // views: 16 // words: 21 }

Riding in the #Lordville parade. What better way to celebrate the 4th than by crossing the Delaware?

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re: Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville?
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{ posted: Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 at 11:01pm // views: 33 // words: 44 }

I have nothing to contribute, but both my sons went on school trips there a couple weeks ago! I'm in disbelief that someone has posted to this sub that isn't a European tourist asking about getting tickets to a Broadway show.

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What’s the most powerful movie trailer you can think of?
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{ posted: Monday, 11 June, 2018 at 10:26am // views: 26 // words: 4 }

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{ posted: Sunday, 10 June, 2018 at 5:46am // views: 37 // words: 9 }

Time to make the pancakes.

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{ posted: Saturday, 9 June, 2018 at 9:45am // views: 24 // words: 5 }

#bornthisway

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re: WYR know the time of your death in order to really live or rather leave it unknown?
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{ posted: Thursday, 7 June, 2018 at 1:39pm // views: 31 // words: 94 }

This seems flawed. If I find out the time of my death, and it's in 50 years, what happens if I go put a 12 gauge shotgun to my temple and pull the trigger? Would I just remain in a vegetative state for 50 years? Or would the gun be unable to fire? What if I jump out of an airplane (without a parachute, of course) into Zimbabwe, and go find Robert Mugabe and beat him to death while hundreds of soldiers shoot at me? Would all of their guns jam?

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re: Should I mention that she’s 19?
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{ posted: Thursday, 7 June, 2018 at 11:14am // views: 37 // words: 10 }

hopefully the fetus she's carrying isn't hurt.

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re: If Elon Musk wasn’t short for Elongated Muskrat what would it be short for?
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{ posted: Thursday, 7 June, 2018 at 11:07am // views: 35 // words: 5 }

Elonor Muskevelt

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{ posted: Tuesday, 5 June, 2018 at 8:07am // views: 33 // words: 6 }

Gollem breakfasts.

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re: Being a Superhero is harder than it looks
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{ posted: Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 at 9:27am // views: 36 // words: 41 }

Ha–my kid got this same garbage Chinese super hero dress-up kit from my in-laws.

Oh, sweet, the Batman cape and mask! Oh, and look here, the Superman cape and… mask? And the… Iron Man cape and mask?

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