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(https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cambodia-ancient-city-intl-hnk-scli/)
 
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#fotografia #photography #sociedad #society #comportamiento #behaviour #historia #history

Monumento a las víctimas de un campo de concentración en Alemania
"La memoria de los durmientes del ferrocarril"
 
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#fotografia #photography #sociedad #society #comportamiento #behaviour #historia #history

Monumento a las víctimas de un campo de concentración en Alemania
"La memoria de los durmientes del ferrocarril"
 
@Jakobu
I have no problem with your links @ivan zlax - I'll have to look at it later though
Congratulations. You could make it next time right here:
Image/Photoivan zlax wrote the following post Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:15:39 +0300

In the metric books of the north of the Volgograd region 225 years ago, the Christian year was recorded without a millennium. For example, in documents relating to 1796cc, the year was written as "796".
В метрических книгах севера Волгоградской области ещё 225 лет назад христианский год записывался без тысячелетия. Например, в документах относящихся к 1796ох, год писался как "796":


(from the metric book of the Astrakhan Diocese, Saratov viceroyalty, Kamyshinsky district/из метрической книги Астраханской Епархии, Саратовского наместничества, Камышинского округа)

Two years later, an additional millennium appeared in the dates of the documents, here is a document from the same archive, here already "1798".
Уже через два года, в датировках документов появилось дополнительное тысячелетие, вот документ из того же архива, здесь уже "1798":


(from the metric book of the Astrakhan Diocese, Saratov Governorate, Kamyshino County/из метрической книги Астраханской Епархии, Саратовской губернии, Камышинского уезда)

It seems that the additional thousand years appeared simultaneously with the transformation of this viceroyalty into governorate.
According to the official history, the transformation of viceroyalties into governorates took place by decree of Pavel Romanov, Earl of Oldenburg, Duke of Holstein-Gotorp, Grand Master of the Order of Malta (Knights Hospitalier). His reign lasted four years, ending with his assassination by conspirators.

Похоже, что дополнительная тысяча лет появилась одновременно с преобразованием наместничества в губернию.
Согласно официальной истории, преобразование наместничеств в губернии произошло по указу Павла Романова, графа Ольденбургского, герцога Гольштейн-Готорпского, великого магистра Мальтийского ордена (рыцари Госпитальеры). Его правление длилось четыре года и закончилось убийством заговорщиками.

#calendar #chronology #documents #germany #holsteingottorp #memory #metaprogramming #oldenburg #past #property #revision #russia #saratov #smom #time
Image/Photoivan zlax wrote the following post Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:32:25 +0300

In the metric books (orthodox version of parish register) of the Ulyanovsk region 235 years ago, the church year was recorded without a millennium. In the documents relating to 1783cc, the year was written as "783", but the next year the documents were signed as "1784".
В метрических книгах Ульяновской области 235 лет назад церковный год записывался без тысячелетия. В документах относящихся к 1783ох, год писался как "783", но в следующий год документы подписывались как "1784".


(Ascension Church, Urensko-Karlinskaya Sloboda, Simbirsk viceroyalty / Вознесенская церковь, Уренско-Карлинская Слобода, Симбирский заказ)

Other documents of this church with the dates without millenium/Другие документы этой церкви с датами до нововведения:





Taking into account the documents from the previous post, an additional thousand years appeared in different regions in the documents at different times (in Saratov viceroyalty the transition was carried out about 10-15 years later).
According to official history, the transformation took place soon after the formation of the Simbirsk viceroyalty in the territories of the former Kazan province (region with the predominance of Tatar language and Islam) by the decree of Princess Sophia Augusta Frederica of Anhalt-Zerbsta, born in Saxony-Anhalt, who later took the name of Catherine. She came to power as a result of a palace coup that overthrew her husband Peter Romanov, Duke of Holstein-Gothorp.

С учётом документов из предыдущего поста, дополнительная тысяча лет появилась в разных регионах в документах в разное время (в Саратовском наместничестиве переход был осуществлён примерно на 10-15 лет позже).
Согласно официальной истории, преобразование произошло сразу после образования Симбирского заказа на территориях бывшей Казанской провинции (регион с преобладанием татарского языка и ислама) по указу рождённой в Саксонии-Ангальт, принцессы Софии Августы Фредерики Ангальт-Цербстской, позже взявшей себя имя Екатерина. Она пришла к власти в результате дворцового переворота, свергнувшего с престола её мужа Петра Романова, герцога Гольштейн-Готорпского.

#calendar #chronology #documents #germany #holsteingottorp #kazan #memory #metaprogramming #past #property #revision #russia #saxony #simbirsk #stan #time #ulyanovsk
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288 years ago in the Tula province, in the Kashirsky district, in the village of Gorodishche (Four churches) on the land of the Vyatichi, the year was recorded as "732":


288 лет назад в Тульской губернии, в Каширском уезде, в селе Городище (Четырёх церквей) на земле вятичей, год был записан как "732".

A dozen years later in the same county, the year is written as "1744":


Дюжиной лет позже в том же уезде, но уже другим почерком, год пишут как "1744".

Nearly, twenty years later, in the revision of Ievlevo village, in the title a year recorded with thousand, and in the data itself there is no thousand:


Неподалёку, двадцать лет спустя в ревизии села Иевлево, в заголовке год записан с тысячей, а в самих данных без тысячи.

225 years ago, in Revision Tales of the Provincial State Chamber (State Archive of the Tula Region) in the Belevsky district, the year is written in documents in the old way, without a thousand, "789".


225 лет назад, в Ревизских сказках Губернской казенной палаты (Государственный архив Тульской области) в белёвском уезде в документах год пишется по-старому, без тысячи (по материалам комментариев местного генеалогического сообщества одной из популярных социальных сетей).

In the Tula region, the transition to a new recording style took place all the eighth or eighteenth Gregorian-Julian century, according to local documents from the archives. Given the difference in handwriting, it cannot be ruled out that some documents were later rewritten.
Taking into account the proximity of Tula region to the center and admitting the authenticity of the above documents, the transition to a new form of writing was probably started around 1740cc, when according academic history Emperor Ivan Antonovich formally reigned the first year of his life, under regency of German duke Ernst Johann von Biron. The baby emperor was overthrown by Elizaveta Petrovna, spent almost his entire life in solitary confinement, and already in the reign of Catherine II was killed by the guards at 23 years old when indigenous people of the region tryed to release him.

В тульских краях переход на новый стиль записи календаря проходил всё восьмое или восемнадцатое григорианско-юлианское столетие, согласно местным документам из архивов. Учитывая разницу почерка нельзя исключать, что некоторые документы были позже переписаны.
Учитывая близость Тульского края к центру и допуская достоверность приведённых документов, вероятно, здесь переход на новую форму записи был начат примерно в 1740ох, когда, согласно академической истории, формально царствовал первый год своей жизни император Иоанн Антонович при регентстве немецкого герцога Эрнст Иоганн вон Бирона. Император-младенец был свергнут Елизаветой Петровной, провёл почти всю жизнь в одиночном заключении и уже в царствование Екатерины II был убит охраной в 23-летнем возрасте, когда коренные жители региона пытались его освободить.

#belev #calendar #colonialism #chronology #documents #germany #history #kashira #memory #metaprogramming #past #property #revision #russia #time #tula #vyatichi
(i think this is very useful feature of hubzilla)
 

Klallam people at Port Townsend, 1859, by James G. Swan





#history #USA #Washington #WA #PortTownsend #Klallam #indigenous #dance #party #1859
 

Unix at 50: How the OS that powered smartphones started from failure


https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/unix-at-50-it-starts-with-a-mainframe-a-gator-and-three-dedicated-researchers/

#unix #history
 

Autumn cycling - Tuborg Harbour


It has been warm and my girls are all away, so this evening I made an omelette and went for an evening bike ride. These days I am often going past the sea at Svanemøllen and then into the rich suburb, Hellerup, north of Copenhagen.

The first thing you see when you approach Hellerup from the south (from Copenhagen) is the large Tuborg beer bottle.




The Tuborg beer bottle of Tuborg Harbour.

This strange sculpture was made for an exhibition in central Copenhagen in 1888 and then moved to Hellerup where the new Tuborg breweries had been build. They were in use as brewery until 1993, but by then they were bought by Carlsberg and an enormous brewery was build in the middle of Denmark so it was easy to send the beers to all corners of the kingdom.

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One of the large factory buildings that still stands.

Most of the building from the old brewery is gone now, but the old main office is a pretty interesting building made in the Danish version of art noveau and Arts & Crafts called skønvirke. The house is called the Rosen House after the architect, Anton Sophus Rosen. It was build in 1913.

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The office building.




The solid looking entrance. Today it is used by some fancy consulting firm.




The sign saying: Tuborg's breweries Denmark.

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The building sported many strange details.

The large mineral water building still carry a large Tuborg logo. I remember the clocktower on top of the building from my childhood. I never lived her, but my cousins did so we visited quite often.

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The mineral building seen from the south.

It was a warm and beautiful evening, and the trip was about 12 km.

#cycling #bicycle #Copenhagen #Denmark #Hellerup #history #beer #Tuborg #autumn
 
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Oil lamps in the shape of satyrs!


From the times where interior designers weren't afraid of #dongday! From the Gabinetto Segreto al Museo Archeologico in Napoli.

#history #archaeology #Roman #Napoli #Pompeii #satyr
 
History fans!

The noted diarist (and administrator of the Royal Navy) Samuel Pepys is livetooting from London 1666 at:

@samuelpepys

Unfortunately for Samuel, the Great Fire of London starts very soon on the 2nd September. This should be a fascinating event to follow in real time.

Anyone interested in this period of European history might want to give him a follow.

#History #Historical #TimeTravel #London #England
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Some old grocery shops from the streets close to where I live (about 1910). The shops are still there. One is a kiosk, the other a cafe.

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Found it here on Nørrebro Lokalhistoriske Forening og Arkiv

#Copenhagen #history #Denmark #1920 #grocery #photos
 
The Fascism of John W. Campbell

#politics #society #science fiction #awards #history
Read: Jeannette Ng's Campbell Award acceptance speech, in which she correctly identifies Campbell as a fascist and expresses solidarity with Hong Kong protesters
 
The Fascism of John W. Campbell

#politics #society #science fiction #awards #history
Read: Jeannette Ng's Campbell Award acceptance speech, in which she correctly identifies Campbell as a fascist and expresses solidarity with Hong Kong protesters
 
A BBC article on a book of human anatomy with a dark past: the illustrations in the book came from bodies cut up and dissected by Nazis.
When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy.

Thanks to the complex hand-drawn illustrations - showing the human body peeled back layer by layer - Dr Mackinnon, from Washington University in St Louis, was able to complete the procedure.

The book she had used, the innocuous-sounding Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man, is widely considered to be the best example of anatomical drawings in the world. It is richer in detail and more vivid in colour than any other.

Skin, muscle, tendons, nerves, organs and bone are revealed in graphic detail. It's not for the faint-hearted.

But the book, often referred to as Pernkopf's Atlas, is no longer in print and a second-hand set - there are several volumes - can sell for thousands of pounds online.

Yet despite its hefty asking price, few would proudly display it in their clinic, library or home.

That's because the book's findings came from the bodies of hundreds of people killed by the Nazis. It is their bodies - cut up and dissected - that are shown across thousands of pages.

Critics say the book is tainted by its dark past and scientists have grappled with the ethics involved in its use.

Dr Mackinnon says she feels uncomfortable with its origin, but using the book is a crucial part of being an "ethical surgeon" - and that she could not do her job without it.

Rabbi Joseph Polak - a Holocaust survivor and professor of health law - believes the book is a "moral enigma" because it is derived from "real evil, but can be used in the service of good".
[...]
The Royal College of Surgeons says the atlas is not in use in the UK, apart from being retained by libraries for historical purposes.

However a recent Neurosurgery survey of nerve surgeons found 59% were aware of Pernkopf's Atlas, with 13% currently using it.

Of those surveyed, 69% said they were comfortable using the atlas once they were made aware of its history, 15% were uncomfortable and 17% were undecided.

Dr Mackinnon says nothing else "even begins to compare" to the book's accuracy and detail, and it is particularly useful for complex surgeries because it helps her "figure out which of the many small nerves that course through our body are potentially causing the pain".

But she says she ensures everyone involved in the surgery is aware of the book's dark origins."
#Medicine #Health #History #Books #Surgery #Illustrations #Nazi #Ethics
 
A BBC article on a book of human anatomy with a dark past: the illustrations in the book came from bodies cut up and dissected by Nazis.
When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy.

Thanks to the complex hand-drawn illustrations - showing the human body peeled back layer by layer - Dr Mackinnon, from Washington University in St Louis, was able to complete the procedure.

The book she had used, the innocuous-sounding Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man, is widely considered to be the best example of anatomical drawings in the world. It is richer in detail and more vivid in colour than any other.

Skin, muscle, tendons, nerves, organs and bone are revealed in graphic detail. It's not for the faint-hearted.

But the book, often referred to as Pernkopf's Atlas, is no longer in print and a second-hand set - there are several volumes - can sell for thousands of pounds online.

Yet despite its hefty asking price, few would proudly display it in their clinic, library or home.

That's because the book's findings came from the bodies of hundreds of people killed by the Nazis. It is their bodies - cut up and dissected - that are shown across thousands of pages.

Critics say the book is tainted by its dark past and scientists have grappled with the ethics involved in its use.

Dr Mackinnon says she feels uncomfortable with its origin, but using the book is a crucial part of being an "ethical surgeon" - and that she could not do her job without it.

Rabbi Joseph Polak - a Holocaust survivor and professor of health law - believes the book is a "moral enigma" because it is derived from "real evil, but can be used in the service of good".
[...]
The Royal College of Surgeons says the atlas is not in use in the UK, apart from being retained by libraries for historical purposes.

However a recent Neurosurgery survey of nerve surgeons found 59% were aware of Pernkopf's Atlas, with 13% currently using it.

Of those surveyed, 69% said they were comfortable using the atlas once they were made aware of its history, 15% were uncomfortable and 17% were undecided.

Dr Mackinnon says nothing else "even begins to compare" to the book's accuracy and detail, and it is particularly useful for complex surgeries because it helps her "figure out which of the many small nerves that course through our body are potentially causing the pain".

But she says she ensures everyone involved in the surgery is aware of the book's dark origins."
#Medicine #Health #History #Books #Surgery #Illustrations #Nazi #Ethics
 
#ThomHartmann #aynrand #trump #strongman #history

"Hickman’s words as recounted by Rand in her Journals, “I am like the state: what is good for me is right,” resonated deeply with her. It was the perfect articulation of her belief that if people pursued their own interests above all else—even above friends, family, or nation—the result would be utopian.

She wrote in her diary that those words of Hickman’s were, “the best and strongest expression of a real man’s psychology I ever heard.”

Hickman—the monster who boasted of how he had hacked up a 12-year-old girl—had Rand’s ear, as well as her heart. She saw a strongman archetype in him, the way that people wearing red MAGA hats see a strongman savior in Donald Trump.

As Hickman’s murder trial unfolded, Rand grew increasingly enraged at how the mediocre American masses had rushed to condemn her Superman, much like today people Trump calls mediocre condemn him and the killings that may have emerged from his rhetoric, from Charleston to Charlottesville to El Paso."
 
#ThomHartmann #aynrand #trump #strongman #history

"Hickman’s words as recounted by Rand in her Journals, “I am like the state: what is good for me is right,” resonated deeply with her. It was the perfect articulation of her belief that if people pursued their own interests above all else—even above friends, family, or nation—the result would be utopian.

She wrote in her diary that those words of Hickman’s were, “the best and strongest expression of a real man’s psychology I ever heard.”

Hickman—the monster who boasted of how he had hacked up a 12-year-old girl—had Rand’s ear, as well as her heart. She saw a strongman archetype in him, the way that people wearing red MAGA hats see a strongman savior in Donald Trump.

As Hickman’s murder trial unfolded, Rand grew increasingly enraged at how the mediocre American masses had rushed to condemn her Superman, much like today people Trump calls mediocre condemn him and the killings that may have emerged from his rhetoric, from Charleston to Charlottesville to El Paso."
 
Here is an awfully strange pairing, by coincidence....

The song is a favorite (powerful & painful) by the Great Neil Young.

Cortez the Killer - Neil Young & Crazy Horse


While this was open on one tab, in today's news I've now seen this!
Neil Young was on the hit list of the chemical poisoners Monsanto.
He'd probably be happy about that, IMHO

https://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/58076-monsantos-intelligence-center-targeted-neil-young-journalists-and-activists

#neilyoung #monsanto #cortezthekiller #history #rockclassic #music #musica #musique #musika #rocklegend
 
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Revisiting Lugh - The God of Many Roles

To celebrate the month of August, there is no other Irish God than Lugh, that has his name associated with this month.

Lugh is certainly a powerful deity in Irish mythology and has earned his name as the god of skill, talent and later became known more as the God of Light or Solar God similar to the Greco-Roman God Apollo. Storm God is another of his roles and it’s often mentioned in Ireland in County Mayo that during a thunder storm, Lugh and his grandfather Balor are battling in the skies overhead.

The tale of his birth tells us that his mother Ethlinn was imprisoned in a tower on Tory Island off the north coast of Ireland by her father Balor, ruler of the mighty Fomorians, a race of giants and enemies

#Irishgods #irishmythology #mythology #Lugh #Gods #Ireland #history

Lugh - God of Many Roles
 
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Revisiting Lugh - The God of Many Roles

To celebrate the month of August, there is no other Irish God than Lugh, that has his name associated with this month.

Lugh is certainly a powerful deity in Irish mythology and has earned his name as the god of skill, talent and later became known more as the God of Light or Solar God similar to the Greco-Roman God Apollo. Storm God is another of his roles and it’s often mentioned in Ireland in County Mayo that during a thunder storm, Lugh and his grandfather Balor are battling in the skies overhead.

The tale of his birth tells us that his mother Ethlinn was imprisoned in a tower on Tory Island off the north coast of Ireland by her father Balor, ruler of the mighty Fomorians, a race of giants and enemies

#Irishgods #irishmythology #mythology #Lugh #Gods #Ireland #history

Lugh - God of Many Roles
 

Dave Daubenmire, who scored VIP tickets to Trump's campaign rally in Ohio tonight, saying that interracial marriage has weakened America because "multiculturalism is spiritual AIDS." -


This is EXACTLY what the pure race advocates of the Nazi Germany were saying.

These words will turn into action if they are not stopped. The Nazi thugs of late 1920s turn their hateful words into the policies that end up into the death camps and murder of millions of Jews, Socialists, Gypsies, homosexuals and those who dared to marry non whites.

If we don't stop this, we will see something much worse than Germany of 1940s.

#politics #Trump #crime #Racism #Fascism #history #Germany #Genocide

Twitter: FierceWarriorNStilettos on Twitter (FierceWarriorNStilettos)

 

Dave Daubenmire, who scored VIP tickets to Trump's campaign rally in Ohio tonight, saying that interracial marriage has weakened America because "multiculturalism is spiritual AIDS." -


This is EXACTLY what the pure race advocates of the Nazi Germany were saying.

These words will turn into action if they are not stopped. The Nazi thugs of late 1920s turn their hateful words into the policies that end up into the death camps and murder of millions of Jews, Socialists, Gypsies, homosexuals and those who dared to marry non whites.

If we don't stop this, we will see something much worse than Germany of 1940s.

#politics #Trump #crime #Racism #Fascism #history #Germany #Genocide

Twitter: FierceWarriorNStilettos on Twitter (FierceWarriorNStilettos)

 

I analyzed the history of “Who is Hiring?” threads


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20442789
Posted by philipkiely (karma: 169)
Post stats: Points: 157 - Comments: 68 - 2019-07-15T17:02:47Z

\#HackerNews #analyzed #hiring #history #the #threads #who
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 127 - Loop: 322 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 31
 
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31 years ago, on this day in 1988, American warship USS Vincennes shot down the Iranian passenger plain Airbus A300 IR655 that was in it's daily flight route from Bandar Abbas to Dubai, killing all 290 passenger ans crew including 66 children.


We should never forget the atrocities of the past or we are doomed to see them repeated again in our lifetime.

Still remember the day, my brothers family took that same route several times before the incident and it was like a nightmare to follow.

US was there to support Saddam and stop Iran at any cost, the US War ship was deep inside Iranian water and the plane was climbing on a pré planned commercial route with an active civilian IFF at 14000 feet when it was attacked, not an F14 faking IFF moving toward US warship as they told the world.

This is one of those stories we will never forget. Specially the indifference of the world toward this war crime, and the fact the captain received a medal for his action in Persian Gulf shortly after her murdered 290 innocent people.

#iran #history #persianGulf #IR655 #Airbus #Reagan #Bush #warcrime
 
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31 years ago, on this day in 1988, American warship USS Vincennes shot down the Iranian passenger plain Airbus A300 IR655 that was in it's daily flight route from Bandar Abbas to Dubai, killing all 290 passenger ans crew including 66 children.


We should never forget the atrocities of the past or we are doomed to see them repeated again in our lifetime.

Still remember the day, my brothers family took that same route several times before the incident and it was like a nightmare to follow.

US was there to support Saddam and stop Iran at any cost, the US War ship was deep inside Iranian water and the plane was climbing on a pré planned commercial route with an active civilian IFF at 14000 feet when it was attacked, not an F14 faking IFF moving toward US warship as they told the world.

This is one of those stories we will never forget. Specially the indifference of the world toward this war crime, and the fact the captain received a medal for his action in Persian Gulf shortly after her murdered 290 innocent people.

#iran #history #persianGulf #IR655 #Airbus #Reagan #Bush #warcrime
 
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"Liberty and Justice for All" - Independence Day (4th of July) 2019


Here is the once-proud symbol of America's values and aspirations, as a beacon of hope and opportunity.

On the pedestal, engraved to outlast the attacks on our fundamental beliefs about the goodness and value of people:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” - Emma Lazarus
And now... 243 years later, we have.... THE MONSTER.
This is an anthem which might well replace others - it is a factual history, not all peaceful and altruistic, but reality. And today, now, it is imperative to remember the original vision of America, with its ideals and values and compassion towards "We the People".

PLEASE WATCH THIS MUSIC VIDEO - It is great rock, great history, and poetry... And the message is crucial: "America, where are you now? Don't you care about your sons and daughters?" Watch & listen closely. Sing along. Celebrate the promise of America.

The Monster


Lyrics:

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope
Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man
But still from near and far to seek America

They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
The Blue and Grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And its keepers seemed generous and kind
Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin'

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world's got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner we can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin'

America, where are you now
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
America, where are you now
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
America...America...America...America...

[ RIP... or wake up!!! Pogo was right - If you can see the enemy, it is us! We need to think of humanity before "party". ]

#july4 #4th #independence #USA #music #history #steppenwolf #liberty #NewYork #America #myphoto #gplusrefugee #statue
 

Longest-running oil spill in history releasing more than 4,500 gallons per day


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20266878
Posted by mitchelldeacon9 (karma: 343)
Post stats: Points: 175 - Comments: 87 - 2019-06-24T18:38:51Z

\#HackerNews #4500 #day #gallons #history #longest-running #more #oil #per #releasing #spill #than
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#Juneteenth

#history

#socialjustice

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United Sates. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

 

The History of Random.org (2009)


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20139648
Posted by unilynx (karma: 279)
Post stats: Points: 136 - Comments: 51 - 2019-06-09T15:03:38Z

\#HackerNews #2009 #history #randomorg #the
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Better Bash History (2012)


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20054082
Posted by Pete_D (karma: 725)
Post stats: Points: 145 - Comments: 44 - 2019-05-30T17:56:19Z

\#HackerNews #2012 #bash #better #history
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Better Bash history
 
Very nice post. I learned the ropes in the few months since I left G+ (a few weeks before they closed), and find this post helpful. Thanks for that.

Of your Aspects mentions I am interested in #History #Humor #Biography #Science.
 
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For The Newer Pluspora Folks Let’s Do The Aspects Again :


Folks who are not on Pluspora, feel free to skip this post, this is really just intended for our Pod and not meant to klutter up your reading. Folks who are already being shared with by me are in my Aspects don't need to read this again for the most part (I have a seperate post for folks in my aspects that I'll post up later). If you are not on Pluspora but want to share with me that's fine, note my cautions about myself and who I am willing to share with.

I haven't done a public one of these since the end of G+ and I figured there have been a few new folks added since we now have
13,352 User Accounts on Pluspora.

I am one of the many #GplusRefugees that came over early (6 months before the close of G+) and helped nudge a lot of folks to join us here as the leadership team set up this platform for us as a non-commercial refuge for civil and friendly conversation, sharing and interaction on the internet where some of the values we created our circles of friends over there could again meet up (as well as new folks who wanted to avoid the hatemongers and overly commercialized sites like Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, etc.

If you have seen and/or interacted with any of my posts, article links etc here on pluspora then you might want to know that just as on G+ I actually post a LOT more than what you see in my public posts. If we are not sharing with each other and you are not in my aspects, you only see 5% of what I post, discuss and get involved in.

I put a lot of what I write behind Aspects, which act as private posts. These let me avoid flooding the stream and let folks see posts on specific subjects that they are interested in, as I have a lot of interests and at times can be verbose, opinionated and eclectic.

Aspects work like Circles or private communities. Those not in them do not see what is posted in them. In addition they act like Email Sharing trees, you won't see old posts that were shared in them previously, only those things posted from the moment you are added in.

It also means that we can keep things mostly troll, spam and neo-nazi free. AND that if you see replies/comments from someone in my aspected posts you know that they are also interested in that subject and might be a neat person for you to share with as well on that subject. And probably a generally decent person to know. By sharing aspects we get to know each other and connect up with new people.

Building up private aspect sharing this way allows an emulation of some of the controls that many of us were used to on g+ and other platforms. There is a problem from specific problem pods (what some folks here call the #RudePods or #NaziPods or #TrollPods) on the Diaspora Network. Mostly these are pods filled with MAGA types who have been tossed out of the civilized pods (though some keep multiple sock puppet accounts like they do on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc). Their numbers are few and small and they hate Pluspora for its founder's insistence of maintaining civilized and polite discussion and not allowing members who use anonymous posting to commit what is considered in some states of the USA as hate crimes or libel. Oh and they hate the fact that we are outnumber them considerably in reality, not in fake accounts. Unlike Twitter or Facebook they are a minority on the Diaspora Network that Pluspora belongs to..

If you are not currently sharing with me, and not a troll, Anti-LGBT, or rampant neo-nazi/alt-right/fascist kind of person you might want to considering connecting up this way (reply if you are interested in specific aspects).

My aspects lists are also a way to find others on pluspora or the diaspora who are not fundamentally rude, crude, blatantly evil or purposely cruel. I don't get along with those types and won't share with them when they are encountered. I am also actively trying to connect up folks with matching interests to develop their own aspect collections with private sharing to shut out those sort sort folks.

If someone in my aspects turns out to be such a problem person they get removed (let me know if someone is offensive elsewhere and we're not seeing it in commentary/posts I can see). If someone is a severe problem it is recommended that we report them to the Pluspora officers (ex: we've reported some blatant anti-Vaxers, anti-semites and other hate types that were running multiple accounts on pluspora and elsewhere), don't share with them and ignore them on your account. If no one is sharing with them on Pluspora then there posts will not be delivered to our server.

The Leaders of our Pod are responsive, efficient, understanding as well as fair on how they handle problem people, bans and working as best they can with the technology. BUT the software only allows so much control, and persons NOT on Pluspora but one of the other pods are not something that they can directly deal with easily. Only by community action and choices (like not sharing with undesirables and ignoring them) can we deal with outsiders from other pods that try to be disruptive, destructive etc.

One small thing… if all you post is in a non-english language in your own posts, then please don’t share with me. I am monolingual for the most part and find that generally automatic translations (via google etc) don’t work well here on diaspora. I wish neither of these things were true, but I'm too old to learn more languages. If you dual post in multiple languages or primarily posting #Art

So, reply and let me know where your interests are (and add me to any of your own aspects in these categories) :

#Art (visual, audio, and sometimes performance; includes photography and other art)
#Biography (that is biographic pieces on other people, not mine)
#Cambridge (That would be Cambridge Massachusetts USA)
#CurrentEvents (includes politics, world events, news)
#FictionBooks (I read things that are not in SF/Fantasy)
#FilmAndTv (may include spoilers, criticism, reviews, theory etc.) #Film #TV
#Food (#cooking, eating out experiences, recipes, etc.) #Recipies #Cooking
#Gamers (tabletop, rpgs, role-playing, computer, online, design projects, tools & techniques)
#History (includes archaeology etc)
#Humor (comedians, funny life things, memes)
#Life (My personal life; I’m very careful as to who can read these as I do one daily)
#Pagan (neo-pagan etc. Things not in mainstream religion, including mythology)
#RadioDays This is for links and info on radio shows, audio dramas, sound theater and comedy from the 1920s to modern BBC radio shows. Things ranging from The Shadow or Nero Wolfe to BBC shows like 'Just A Minute' etc. Sound Entertainment.
#Science (includes space, medicine, environment, physics etc.)
#SFAndFantasy (books and other fantastic literature media)
#Technology (includes computers, the internet, AI, robots, etc.)
#Webcomics (not just the funny ones)
#Writers (Includes How to, format, plotting, characterization, world building, criticism/reviews, spoilers, tools)
#Zibaldone (language, culture, mathematics, strange things, philosophy)

There are days where I will only read/post based on my aspects, to avoid the stream firehose, so being in my aspects is more likely to get my involvement in things that you post…

When posting and using hashtags, always Capitalize the first letter, this is so folks with visual impairment who use screen readers can use search aspects effectively on them.

Resharing links of articles from elsewhere on the web that I have posted about is fine, if you want to do so in your circles or even in public. Do not do this with my own commentary or discussions of them or anything I have marked with the hashtag #myownwork please, marked that way consider them to be under copyright protection at this time as works in progress.

All posts with the #Life Tag are to be considered confidential within the confines of that Aspect, if you have access.

Note that Videos on Youtube that I link to in my posts can be accessed long after the posts by going to the appropriate Aspect Play List on my channel:

My You Tube Aspect Play Lists

If you pull up my profile information I also post links to things to other things I am involved in.

This Post made on 5/27/2019.
 

THE MONSTER


One more time. If this were to go bonkers-viral, it might help in the reflection/learning from history department. Or is too late?
The lyrics are tough at some points, so I've provided them below. Read along, sing along - it's great rock, and rings so TRUE:
"America, where are you now? Don't you care about your sons and daughters?" Not an academic question. An anthem.
Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, so it is said. We were never without faults and evil, but we tried...

THE MONSTER - Lyrics

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope
Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man
But still from near and far to seek America

They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
The Blue and Grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And its keepers seemed generous and kind
Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin'

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world's got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner we can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin'

America, where are you now
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
America, where are you now
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
America...America...America...America...

[ RIP... or wake up!!! ]

#america #values #american #history #memorialday #makeamericasaneagain #warandpeace #hate #evil #music #USA

YouTube: Steppenwolf - Monster (Christian Larsen)

 

Gmail’s purchase history tool highlights just how much Google knows about you | The Verge

Google has been quietly keeping track of nearly every single online purchase you’ve ever made, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account, according to a new report today from CNBC. Even stranger: this information is made available to you via a private web tool that’s been active for an indeterminate amount of time.
I'm sure this news will surprise no one.

#technology #Google #shopping #history #security #privacy
 
RIP Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915 – May 17, 2019) age 103

He served on a minesweeper in WW2 and some of his more famous books played in that era.

The Caine Mutiny (he won the Pulitzer price for this book)

The Winds of War

War and Remembrance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Wouk

#remembrance #rip #war #history
 

YouTube “Let's Play”s are preserving video game history


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19909502
Posted by danso (karma: 109495)
Post stats: Points: 129 - Comments: 59 - 2019-05-14T14:01:15Z

\#HackerNews #are #game #history #lets #plays #preserving #video #youtube
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How YouTube let’s plays are preserving video game history
 

Liverpool Cathedral under construction.





I have researched this church so much now. It plays a part in my comic about Phill from GCHQ

#image #history #church #cathedral #Liverpool
Liverpool Cathedral, 1934
 
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