nazis and terrorists have sweethearts waiting for them back home too
Friday, 21 September 2018

The Cat Meme Photographer from a Century Ago

quote [ A prolific animal photographer pioneered lolcats at the height of postcard popularity. ]

[SFW] [history] [+1 Good]
[by arrowhen@6:55pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Walt Disney - The Brave Engineer (1950) - Good old cartoon

quote [ Nice old cartoon by Disney (when Disney company was still good and those cartoons could actually be shown to children, unlike current cart... ]

I...I just wanted to see Casey Jones.

I got what I asked for, with only a smidgen of Alex Jones thrown in for good measure.

[SFW] [history] [+8 WTF]
[by ooo[......7@11:49pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 14 September 2018

The War of The Bucket

quote [ In a way, all wars are stupid?but none was stupider than the Battle of Zappolino that was waged over a silly wooden bucket. ]

I carry this bucket of pain
[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Descend Into Great Britain?s Network of Secret Nuclear Bunkers

quote [ And meet the determined enthusiast bringing them back to life. ]

Down in the bunkers in the crust of the earth
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:54pmGMT] [0 comments]

Photographing the White South in the Turbulence of the 1960s

quote [ Doy Gorton, a son of the Mississippi Delta who joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, returned to Mississippi to embark on a project photographing his fellow white Southerners. ]

Interesting old pictures.
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by snagUber@2:06pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

California transit agency allows ad from Holocaust denial group

quote [ Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) officials defended their decision to allow ads for the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified as a hate group that aims to ?defend Nazism? and spread Holocaust denial propaganda.

The electronic billboards, which say ?History Matters!? and provide the name of the California-based organization, are in rotation at two Bart stations in San Francisco. ]

Holocaust denial may be a crime in much of Europe, but for BART it?s a business opportunity. More of those "mighty fine people."
[SFW] [history] [+5 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@2:42pmGMT] [9 comments]

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Allende’s Last Speech

quote [ Salvador Allende was killed 45 years ago today in a US-backed coup. Here's his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace. ]

Allende's 1973 murder ushered in the reign of Pinochet along with a new Chile constitution heavily influenced by the father of neoliberalism, James Buchanan. The goal was to lock the common citizenry out of the political process and ensure that the power remained in the hands of the rich. Industry labor unions were banned, banks were deregulated, public universities were required to become self-financing, teachers were purged from universities, social security and health care were privatized.

In 1975 the economy shrank by 14%. Inequality soared and still remains high to this day. A number of banks and finance companies then had to be taken over by the state, due to reckless lending. Etc. Etc. Buchanan's neoliberal Chilean acolytes were then fired, but not before recommending a cut in minimum wage as the one of the solutions. :P

Meanwhile... in the US. James M. Buchanan: The Architect of the Radical Right

[SFW] [history] [+5 Informative]
[by steele@8:40pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 3 September 2018

Brazil museum fire: ?incalculable? loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

quote [ The Museo Nacional houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil ]

Now in the museum what have we here?
[SFW] [history] [+10 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 31 August 2018

The Secret London Exhibition for Spies' Eyes Only

quote [ During World War II, the Natural History Museum showcased tools for sabotage. ]

I spy with my little eye
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Story of the American Inventor Denied a Patent Because He Was a Slave

quote [ The world of invention is famous for its patent disputes. But what happens when your dispute wasn?t with another inventor but whether the Patent Office saw you as a person at all? ]

[SFW] [history] [+3 Insightful]
[by arrowhen@9:25pmGMT] [2 comments]

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