• gf beranek's Avatar
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Impressive, ingenious solution
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I suppose it might be different if your ancestors for the last 400 years were taught that hard work might get you out of a good whipping, nothing more. That's a hard lesson to unlearn and it might take more than a few generations I suppose.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    We should have a military intervention to liberate the oppressed Canadians
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    Yup. I am 50 foot up a tree, wondering what happened to him. I was not happy on his return.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    So it wasn't about slavery, it was about the economy... Yet slavery was the economy. Calling it cheap labor would be sugar coating it when 40-60 % of the population in the confederacy was held in violent bondage.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    You know you are in trouble when you ask for the new guy to fetch your water bottle hanging on the driver side of the cab inside by the steering wheel... RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DOOR. And he brings you back the bottle that has been sitting under the spare tire in the bed of the flat bed that had gear on top of it and still contained water from over a month ago............ True Story.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yeah, we have a reparations movement here as well Stig. Sorry. But my starving Irish ancestors never owned b anyone.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The behaviour in its entirety was poor. Still, freedom of speech is the issue. Be careful who you decide has it and who does not. ALCU in court established that the permit for the right wing was valid and they were legally allowed to have their day. King George can duck my left nut and has no significance. The what if is moot. Quit it. And if you don't think that civil war was not more than just about anti slavery. You are entitled to your opinion. But consider, the South was relying on cheap labor for King Cotton and not industrialization. That people, is one part of that times economy. Buy losing the election, first Republican president, the south felt unheard in politics. Yes, anti slavery was a huge threat to them. They also lost the ability, as a result of the election, to expand their interests into newly aquired territories. South also saw it as unconstitutional. Not saying slavery was right. Just that it was legal and part of a major economy at the time.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I agree, now where do you stand on the construction of new ones. Either stalin or the confederate regime. http://www.thedailybeast.com/texans-building-a-confederate-monument-right-now
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/a-short-history-of-statue-toppling/ fun read on monument toppling. Pretty rare the losing side gets trophies.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I always wondered why they toppled that statue of Saddam Hussein.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/01/25/for-putin-for-stalin-russia-propaganda/ More on stalin statues in Russia. Its an interesting rabbit hole to go down if your interested.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-monuments-to-stalin-highlight-controversy-over-his-legacy-49472 Looks like they do have a similar issue going on in Russia.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Interesting you don't see many statues to hitler or Mussolini.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://www.civilwar.org/learn/primary-sources/declaration-causes-seceding-states All the states wrote down why they were breaking off. You can read there manifestos in the link. protecting their right to slavery is at the top of the list. It pretty much is all they wrote about with taxation and other things barely making a mention.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Cause its bullshit
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Exactly.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I think tearing down the monuments would be a good start for this sort of perspective. As for economic arguments I don't hear anyone ever get heated about that so it must have been a minor factor in the war back then. Long since forgotten. People are still out brawling in the streets about race and "heritage" so I can only imagine it got peoples blood boiling back then as well. Saying it is was a non issue in that war doesn't jive with all the history that went on before and after that little bitty skirmish.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    America, where the rebels are patriots. Remember, it is how it started ;) And people often mistake the civil war all about slavery and the black slaves. It started as an economic war between the money in the North and the cotton growers in the South. The war platform of the administration of the time just tied human rights to it. The right of all men created equal. But the bottom line was over taxation of the cotton industry and more. Railroad barons were involved as well. More factors to it than what you might learn in Common Core these days.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Its still a rebel flag. I don't personally care what flag you fly but rebel is opposite of Patriot. I'm cool with that but you can't fly them both it seems to me or you have no clue of your heritage.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Its a trip to me how on one hand when presented with grievances from the black community over historical oppression these people are like. "That's in the past time to forget about it...move on" . but then the statues come down in an attempt to forget about it and move on and everyone goes berserk. I for one think statues and monuments should stay. More should be added to the plaques to put it into context. There is a plaque at the historic Fort Wayne here in Michigan and its like. "Here is the place where John so and so and Edgar this and that and lieutenant Herman such and such the third met on the fifth day of August 1806 and signed the peace treaty of Fort Wayne with various Indian leaders" Its so obvious that the names of these Indian leaders were not important than and they are not important now. Forgotten and maybe never even learned in the first place. So add context but don't tear them down. It also trips me out that the guys will fly the rebel flag and call themselves patriots at the same time. I don't quite get how that works. You can be a rebel or a patriot but not both as far as I can tell.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Nice pick Page :thumbup:
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Most of my response was to Levi and not to you Stig. You sir, I know better and have an idea of your opinion (a lot like my own often) and how you can understand things once grasped. And I also understand your sarcasm most the time when you are being as such. You are a factual man that often does not tie emotion into your opinions.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Wonder if Bob is over there.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Totally disagree. History is in the process constantly of being rewritten. What ever our schools teach vs reality is a constant through our history. Native American history, black history, Chinese history, Irish history............... Pretty much American history. Unless you really do your own research, you will never know all the details. IF the South had won, yes history would be different. But what difference does that make unless you are in an alternate universe. Your reference there is a moot point. Want to make an Emancipation Park? Build one. Cities need more trees. Don't like a statue? Bummer. Hate the parks name? Bummer. There are plenty of people that have heritage related to it and memories as well. Why should they be trod upon. How politically correct is that? I hate the memorial they placed in our arts park for the 911. I respect that it means something to most people. I respect that it is important to history. As art, I find it an eye sore. But, I can respect it being there. I just don't picnic or listen to music while staring at it. Being art, I guess it accomplished it's goal. It made me feel something. Bleagh. But it re minds me of lives lost and a place in our history. It gives homage to a past place and people. Sacrifice. Guess what, a lot of folks were sacrificed in the civil war too. Some good things came of it, some horrible. Best remember both. 2. You are not being tolerant of the other side and already are anticipating WHAT they will be protesting, HOW they will be protesting, and an end result. SO I guess by that standard, Black Lives Matter should have been denied as well....... Digest that for a minute. How tolerant is political correctness. Oh, they used Tiki Torches instead of candles... Crap, they gonna burn us down LAWDY!!!!! BTW, I don't subscribe or tolerate racism well. I am not a white supremacist. But ya know what, I would have been there to protest the park and statue issue like a lot of other folks did that are not either. They just want their heritage left in place. This is America, and I believe it is within their right to do so. Peacefully though granted. But, what started out as peaceful, can often turn ugly, given the right circumstances. The local Government set it up the climate, and the media was happy to show you how awful scary it was. Stay tuned.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    This was a stage set by first renaming a park and planning to remove the statue. The Park went from the Robert E Lee, to Emancipation. Of course the confederate flag is no longer accepted in places as well. The squeaky politically correct wheel is turning, people claim offence, and history changes or is removed. Now, the local governments granted Black Lives Matter and other more "progressive, liberal, democratic, etc" groups permits to protest the statue and park name and other events. prior to this. That was all fine and good. Then these folks were granted permit, then permit about revoked and altered, then a judge ordered a stay on the permit. They then granted the opposition their permits again for this rally. So.... the stage is set. OHHHHHHH THE OUT RAGE! Bull shit. Government induced shit storm. Leave history alone, grow some fucking skin, let freedom reign.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yup.and another blow to freedom of speech and further erase our contry's heritage in the name of political correctness.
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