Not to defend any of those positions, but in the interests of historical honesty, it would be fair to give the context to some of those statements. For example if you just included the sentence before the “strongly in favour of poisoned gas” line
It wasn’t really “bravery”. Tattooing was in style for wealthy women in the late 19th and early 20th century (essentially when electric needles were first popularized) but when they became more affordable it pegged very squarely as a “class indicator” (especially class-obsessed England) and
My dad is turning 61 this year. I’ve asked him when I was younger (Think 10-14 or so) how he felt about black folks back then, growing up around the time desegregation was occurring. He said, since he used to work alongside them all
While I agree some of those are good… they have all sorts of problems. Medicare and Medicare for all its good, are ballooning out of control. Where will the money come from to pay for these programs? Shall we wipe out the defense budget?
From /u/HappyAtavism: > Wiki is just quoting from a 19th century magazine article from a journalist saying “this is what I think”. It’s not based on any real study of the issue, or even a poll. Scientific studies of social issues were unheard of
Mulholland Dam no longer looks like that. The face of the dam was nearly identical to the St Francis Dam, though much stronger. It was buried and, for all intents, turned into an earth fill dam with a concrete back. The St Francis Dam,
There are actually many pubs in Sydney claiming to be Australia’s oldest. [This article](http://australianbartender.com.au/2011/03/30/sydneys-oldest-pub/) shows that the early history is actually pretty hazy, but Fortune of War and the Australian Hotel were both granted publican’s licenses in 1830 – the year that it became
While it is certainly true that the FFL saw a lot of Germans join following World War Two – and historically have been one of the largest ethnic groups in the Legion – the idea that they were infested with war criminals running from
[continuing where I left off] After trying to take the Chechen capital of Grozny for months with too small of a task force in the winter of 94-95, the Russians brought in a new general, who changed tactics, ordered the leveling of the entire
It is the angle that the connecting rods (the rods that attach the pistons in the engine to the crankshaft) make with the crankshaft, essentially each connecting rod is 90 degrees from the next one. This means that the engine is naturally balanced, and
The Soviets conducted an earlier series of launches with the same sort of rocket and capsule. The last 2 in that series were a launch failure and a successful mission carrying a crash test dummy in the seat that Gagarin would later fly in.
[The whole weekend](http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Weekend) was a bunch of conferences and panels on intellectual topics with a whole array of professional speakers. It’s invitation only and I’m not sure how we got invited, but you register to participate in these panel discussions. My parents registered me
This is one of the Hindenburg’s engine mechanics. You can tell by the grey coverall, the sneakers and the cloth helmet that he’s wearing. It’s probably flight engineer Raphael Schädler, who was in the forward portside engine car, although it could also be Adolf
I think you’re spot on about the hidden cultures that, historically, existed around expressions of gender or sexual identity that were, in some way, considered taboo. Off the top of my head, probably the two best known lesbian authors of 1920-30s Paris are [Djuna
I was recalling the story from childhood as I’m originally from the area, but apparently I was incorrect as to the location of the ice bridge. Apparently it was at the base of the falls. [Here](http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2012/02/04/niagara-falls-ice-bridge-tragedy-100-years-later)’s the story of what happened. So, according to
The Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’ Italia, and Vuelta a Espana) are some of the most complicated sports events I’ve ever followed. There’s several competitions going on at once (General Classification, Points Classification, Mountain Classification), very rarely will riders be in competition
I thought the same, so I did some research. The greek wikipedia has the same photo with the claim that it is taken during the 1986 marathin, and the man in the middle is [Charilaos Vasilakos](https://www.google.gr/search?q=%CE%A7%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%AF%CE%BB%CE%B1%CE%BF%CF%82+%CE%92%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%AC%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%82&sa=X&espv=210&es_sm=119&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=RJArU5PrLISHswaNooGADQ&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1560&bih=960). Vasilakos won the siver medal in the 1986
[This Smithsonian article](http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/edward-curtis-epic-project-to-photograph-native-americans-162523282/?no-ist) mentions it in passing: >The photographs of Edward Curtis represent ideals and imagery designed to create a timeless vision of Native American culture at a time when modern amenities and American expansion had already irrevocably altered the Indian way of life.
Oxford has a free service, which also happens to cover the etymology in this case, which also happens to make it quite clear that including mere shocks is a recent weakening of the definition. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/electrocute?q=electrocution#electrocute__11 >Definition of electrocute in English: VERB >[WITH OBJECT] >1
From Wikipedia: >In some cases one or more members of the firing squad may be issued a weapon containing a blank cartridge instead of one housing a live round. No member of the firing squad is told beforehand if he is using live ammunition.
I love the innuendo. Who keeps cool by wearing a full gown? The ball she attended was likely a gala the night before, a conclusion that is reinforced by the shadows, which indicate morning-light… meaning that she has been out all night and needs
–About the number of apologies: From the [article you linked to:](http://nation.time.com/2012/12/11/why-japan-is-still-not-sorry-enough/) > But Japan has been **far more repentant than is often credited**. Prime ministers have repeatedly offered apologies for their country’s misdeeds. Japan has sponsored joint historical research with both South Korea and
Ok, here goes, the skinhead movement started in the sixties 1969 to be exact. The first skins were born from Jamaican immigrants known as”rude boys” and english “hard mods”. As you know Jamaicans are black so naturally the black Jamaican culture rubbed of and
>Seems like it would be hard to pour. She’d have to do a headstand. There’s a drain with a tube (normally) that goes down the arm of the coat so they could dispense drinks directly into the glass. Then there were those that just