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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    Man. Lyudmila would probably be really angry and confused at the current debate about whether or not it's okay to punch a Nazi. I'm going to go ahead and say "yes," because I can't be sure she's not still alive and armed.

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  • MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Looks like she had a habit of killing Nazis.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    But remember the pope of the time was well willing to turn a blind eye to what the Nazi party was doing in Germany

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul I am silent and my silence is complicity. Registered User regular
    Not quite. But he wasn't very effective either.

  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka What Would Nyarlathotep Do? Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    monte-testaccio-76.jpg?imgmax=800

    This is Monte Testaccio, it covers an area 220,000 sq ft (20,000 sq meters) in size, it is 115 ft (35 meters) high, and it's the Roman answer to the oldest question cities have.
    The fact is that when you live in a city, you probably aren't going to make your own foodstuffs. You live too far away from a farm to simply cart it home, and by simple law of averages you probably aren't going to be the person who turns primary crops into processed goods. Not only that, but you have to buy at some quantity and store it.
    So that means that you end up with hundreds of containers either broken or rendered unusable even if you're reusing them on a regular basis. now extrapolate over years, decades, centuries. So what do you do with all of that?

    You build a hill.

    Not only that, you build a specialized hill for your types of rubbish.

    The Monte Testaccio is an artificial hill that towers over Rome, and it's build almost entirely out of olive oil containers called amphora. The Romans packed almost intact amphora with bits of broken ones to weight them down and create barriers, and then filled in the area in between with broken amphora. Sprinkling it with lime to dull the smell of rotting oil. They built it up over the decades in tiered layers. At some point someone made paths out of smaller crushed pieces. At the fall of Rome it was abandoned, and it's estimated that the entire construction represents over 1.6 billion gallons (US) of oil used.

    What's also astonishing is that amphorae were reused, and when disposed of were also used to make concrete, to line waterways, to line sewers, and for numerous other uses in Rome. So not only is this a staggeringly huge amount of rubbish. This is a staggeringly huge amount of spillover rubbish that was left over from the other ways that the Romans used their rubbish.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    I bet that was hell on property values. You buy a little villa in a nice neighborhood, and 400 years later the whole area's gone to pot.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I watched a documentary with that hill in it just a few days ago

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    But remember the pope of the time was well willing to turn a blind eye to what the Nazi party was doing in Germany

    a popular misconception and also patently false

  • something a million times dumbersomething a million times dumber JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    But remember the pope of the time was well willing to turn a blind eye to what the Nazi party was doing in Germany

    a popular misconception and also patently false

    yeah pius was not happy about the anti-religious nature of the third reich and once the holocaust was discovered he directed the church hierarchy to help jews and romani escape

    he also publicly condemned the invasion of Poland

    I'm not totally sure where the Catholic-church-as-collaborators idea comes from, but probably from the concordat signed with Hitler when he became chancellor

    which is like...just a thing you do when you're a state, it had routine stuff in it, it's not like it was page one "yeah so like we're gonna kill all the jews"

    it is true, though, that Pius supported the fascists in Spain

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Shorty wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    But remember the pope of the time was well willing to turn a blind eye to what the Nazi party was doing in Germany

    a popular misconception and also patently false

    yeah pius was not happy about the anti-religious nature of the third reich and once the holocaust was discovered he directed the church hierarchy to help jews and romani escape

    he also publicly condemned the invasion of Poland

    I'm not totally sure where the Catholic-church-as-collaborators idea comes from, but probably from the concordat signed with Hitler when he became chancellor

    which is like...just a thing you do when you're a state, it had routine stuff in it, it's not like it was page one "yeah so like we're gonna kill all the jews"

    it is true, though, that Pius supported the fascists in Spain

    It was kind of a problem that many anti-communists had during the era. Communism was so violently anti-Fascist that if your organization was existentially opposed to Communism (as an atheist ideology, this necessarily included most religious organizations) you sort of had to condemn Communism so strongly that it severely weakened your ability to condemn Fascism, simply because they were so perfectly opposed at the time

    The Catholic Church was forced to publicly ignore the atrocities of the Holocaust, partially because the Vatican was technically a neutral country completely surrounded by a Fascist ally for most of WWII. The Pope and much of the Catholic apparatus privately sheltered Jews and fought Nazi officials on the implementation of the Final Solution. Whether the private resistance outweighed the public neutrality is a matter for debate, but I think the common consensus is that the Catholic Church did more good than harm during the Holocaust.

    Could the Vatican have done more to fight the Nazis? Certainly. Were their actions outside the bounds of any other neutral power? Emphatically not.

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    Gonna paste this from another thread because I've been doing an absurd amount of research of late and want to show off a completely tangential but amazing thing I encountered along the way:
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    #pipe wrote: »
    This is why so many people still think perpetual motion machines are possible.

    So in my historic research I recently went through about 30 years of the 18th century Virginia Gazette and this is probably my favourite advertisement:
    BUCKINGHAM county, DEC. 26, 1769

    THE subscriber hath invented and lately finished a machine of the PERPETUAL MOVEMENT.

    THOs. MATTHEWS.

    That's it. That's the whole ad. No context whatsoever, no follow-up ads that I could find.

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    Real strong, facetious.

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  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Didn't high ranking memebers of the Catholic help Nazis feel after the war. Or is that just a myth and hearsay?

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    Everyone check out this twitter account!

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    JoeUser wrote: »
    Everyone check out this twitter account!

    Oh, no thanks! The present day one is more than enough for me, I ain't looking for others.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Yo @Dedwrekka where is that hill of amphorae? Those are dope.

    Rome, you were cool and I was glad to be in you except for the robbing my mom part.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    who the fuck did not love dinotopia?

    who is this mythical person that lacked childhood joy and wonderment

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka What Would Nyarlathotep Do? Registered User regular
    Yo Dedwrekka where is that hill of amphorae? Those are dope.

    Rome, you were cool and I was glad to be in you except for the robbing my mom part.

    Oh also

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    I love Dinotopia

    Southwest of the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum, along the Tiber river. Less useful now, but Historically I'd also say that it is located south-west of the Aventine Hill, outside of the Servian Wall ( around 400 B.C.) but inside the bounds of the Aurelian walls (around 271 A.D.).

    Those long buildings with the red roof tiles in the picture of it above are the University of Rome architecture department, which is a separate campus from the main one. However what used to occupy part of that space was the massive Horrea Galbae warehouse complex that covered the area. From there the state controlled the public grain supply with extra room left over for the wine, oil and goods that entered Rome and was moved up and down the Tiber.

    If you're looking for it while in the city it might also be labeled as Monte dei Cocci. ...I don't have an extra historical tidbit for that, it's just useful if you're trying to find it.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited March 2017
    Aww drag, we were over that way but on the Trastevere side of the Tiber. I wanted to go check out the Anglo-Protestant Cemetery but we ended up not having time.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited March 2017
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    Overkill. 17 captured MG-34s, used as an anti-aircraft gun by the Red Army. Date unknown.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    The silly thing was the Wehrmacht was using a lot of red army stuff on the eastern front because of supply issues

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    Holy wow, this dude in my history class just said some outrageously racist shit, like jesus christ.

    Like, straight 1920's style anti-european propaganda type shit.

  • something a million times dumbersomething a million times dumber JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Holy wow, this dude in my history class just said some outrageously racist shit, like jesus christ.

    Like, straight 1920's style anti-european propaganda type shit.

    do tell

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    did he use the term "child-races"

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Holy wow, this dude in my history class just said some outrageously racist shit, like jesus christ.

    Like, straight 1920's style anti-european propaganda type shit.

    do tell

    Yeah you can't leave us hanging on that.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Racist quote bingo

    I'm guessing at least one utterance of biotruths

  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Corner space for using the theory of natural selection to justify white people being superior

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    We were talking about the wave of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and we were talking about Eastern European Jews fleeing persecution and how they weren't very well treated in America when they got here, and he was like WELL YEAH THEY'RE ALL SHADY AS HELL

    and the fuckin room goes DEAD and everyone turns to look at him and he's like NO NOT THE JEWS, EASTERN EUROPEANS, YOU CAN'T TRUST EM

    and I'm sitting there like DAWG SHUT UP

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Was he perhaps a 13th century Caliph?

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Was he perhaps a 13th century Caliph?

    Caliph Billy

  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
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    Overkill. 17 captured MG-34s, used as an anti-aircraft gun by the Red Army. Date unknown.

    Goddamn zooks

    Butter side UP.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    We were talking about the wave of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and we were talking about Eastern European Jews fleeing persecution and how they weren't very well treated in America when they got here, and he was like WELL YEAH THEY'RE ALL SHADY AS HELL

    and the fuckin room goes DEAD and everyone turns to look at him and he's like NO NOT THE JEWS, EASTERN EUROPEANS, YOU CAN'T TRUST EM

    and I'm sitting there like DAWG SHUT UP

    Hang on, was this your professor, or the entire canon of 80's action movies?

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Syphilis, historically, had a lot of different names. As a disease, it was either unknown to or undiagnosed by Europeans until the first major recorded outbreak of 1495. There are conflicting theories as to what caused this - for years the Columbian Exchange has been to blame, but there are also pre-Columbian theories that indicate that it may have already existed in Europe and just not have been identified, as well as combination theories that lie somewhere in between the two.

    Regardless of the source, it was a major outbreak that afflicted large swathes of Europe within a short span of time, and as an apparently totally new disease, it needed a name. So each country in Europe started coming up with names for it, and they all knew exactly who was to blame - the French. Well, except for the French, they knew that it was the Italians. And the Portuguese were petty sure it was the Spanish (a not surprising sentiment, given their general feelings towards them).

    So for the first thirty five years or so, it was exclusively known as a disease that your asshole neighbors were responsible for, a naming practice that I am equal parts overjoyed and dismayed doesn't continue to this day.

    "Syphilis" was first sort of coined by an Italian doctor and poet, Girolamo Fracastoro, in a work entitled Syphilidis sive morbus gallicus. If you don't read Latin, that translates to Syphilidis, or, the French Disease, as that is what it was most commonly known as in Italy. This is, for the record, representative of Fracastoro's more poetic side, as the work itself is a poem about Syphilidis, the first man to ever get syphilis. The actual use of the term syphilis to describe the disease comes in a work he wrote 16 years later, De Contagione et Contagiosis Morbis.

    But if you're like me, you're probably wondering, wait, what are all of these names, can we go back to that part? If I suddenly travel through time to the early sixteenth century, what should I call syphilis?

    Well that's where this map comes in:

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    Hah, what the hell was Scotland even talking about up there?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    D&Disease, am I right, fellas?

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Hah, what the hell was Scotland even talking about up there?

    The scots were at least nice enough to not pin the disease on another country.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Hah, what the hell was Scotland even talking about up there?

    The scots were at least nice enough to not pin the disease on another country.

    (Grandgore is code for your dick)

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited March 2017
    TrippyJing wrote: »
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    Overkill. 17 captured MG-34s, used as an anti-aircraft gun by the Red Army. Date unknown.

    NEVER ENUFF DAKKA YA PUNY HUMIES!

    On a more related note, I bet everyone that fired that gun left with a giant erection.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Hah, what the hell was Scotland even talking about up there?

    So I was also into this name, and I did a bit more research there. Here's the actual text where it was first called that, an extract from the records of the Town Council of Edinburgh:
    Sept 11 1497 – “It is our Soverane Lords will and the command of the Lordis of his Counsale send to the Provest and Baillies within this bur that this proclamation followand be put till execution for the eschewing of the greit appearand danger of the infection of his leiges fra this contagious sickness callit the grandgor and the greit uther skayth that may occur to his leiges and in habitans within this bur; that is to say, we charge straitly and commands be the auhority above writtin that all manner of personis being within the freedom of this bur quilks are infectit or lies been infectit uncurit with this said contagious plage callit the grandgor, devoid, red and pass fur of this town and compeir apon the sandis of Leith at ten hours before none and thair sail thai have and fynd botis reddie in the havin ordanit to them be the officeris of this bur reddely furneist with victuals to have thame to the Inche, and thair to remane quhill God proviyd for thair health: and that all uther personis the quilks taks upon thame to hale the said contagious infirmitie and taks the cure thairof that they devoyd and pass with thame sua that nane of thair personis quhilks taks sic cure upon thame use the samyn cure within this bur in pns nor peirt any manner of way. And wha sa beis foundin infectit and not passand to the Inche as said is be Mononday at the Sone ganging to, and in lykways the said personis that takis the sd cure of sanitie upon thame gif they will use the samyn thai and ilk ane of thame salle be brynt on the cheik with the marking irne that thai may be kennit in tym to cum and thairafter gif any of tham remanis that thai sail be banist but favors.”

    If you're not a person into reading fifteenth century Scottish, that passage is essentially establishing a quarantine for the afflicted. They are ordered to go to the docks and board a ship which will take them to a place where they shall remain "until God provides for their health."

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