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So @PuckBrandGaming got us a shared Christmas gift for us at McKay’s in Greensboro, NC: a full size reel-to-reel player! Now we can archive my grandad’s old TV/radio recordings! 1/6 @Foone @textfiles @lazygamereviews
He was an Army Air Corps SSgt specializing in RADAR/Radio Tech. Once home he figured out how to wire his reel-to-reel into the TV so my grandmother wouldn’t miss her stories if she had to work! Audio only but better than nothing since NO RERUNS back then. 2/6
George B. Hawkins, my namesake for my middle name (the B.) was technically my STEP-grandpa. My biological grandfather Gerald Torian (my first namesake) died at 37 of his 3rd heart attack (WWII Marine in the Pacific same as GB, it’s why it took 3 to kill him...) 3/6
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The stoic grey structure of “old County Hall” at 92 Franklin can be thought of as the last gravestone of the old Franklin Square Cemetery. #Buffalo #History
A plaque on the front stairs of the building reads: “OLD FRANKLIN SQUARE CEMETERY - IN THIS PLOT USED BY THE VILLAGE OF BUFFALO UNTIL 1836. MANY SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812 WERE BURIED. THE BODIES WERE REMOVED TO FOREST LAWN IN 1851.”
During the War of 1812, after the departure of the British, “there were over forty dead bodies. It was a ghastly sight, most of the bodies having been stripped, tomahawked and scalped.” They were placed in a large grave in the Franklin Square Cemetery.
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Later this evening (in the wee hours of October 8, 1812), two brave American crews boarded rowboats under cover of darkness and slipped into the waters near Black Rock. Their objective: capture two British ships anchored off Fort Erie (Caledonia and Detroit). #Buffalo #History
The Caledonia carried two 4-pound guns and a crew of twelve. There were also ten American prisoners aboard. The Detroit was a 6-gun brig launched as the "Adams", but was renamed the “Detroit” by the British to commemorate their victory, and the ship’s capture, at that location.
The Americans captured both ships. The Detroit ran aground on the southern tip of Squaw Island under British artillery fire. The British sent a force to retake the ship, but it was set on fire to prevent recapture. The Caledonia was taken to the navy yard at Black Rock.
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Thread: Q's Army

Do you think #QsArmy is just a bunch of people sitting at the computer doing nothing?

Do you think #Anons are stealing valor?

Do you think #DigitalSoldiers are wasting their time, not doing anything to help?

What is #QsArmy?

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The first thing you have to understand is the #RippleEffect. When you find a #Fact, you share it. Now the #information has a starting point.

Everyone is a starting point for someone.

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We call it #RedPilling. 💊☟
It can take a long time to find all the #facts. Hours of #digging.

Imagine if you were being told #lies by the #news and no one was willing to take time out of their day to find the #Truth. No #Opposition! No one watching [them].

#WeAreTheNewsNow. The protectors of truth. ☟
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I have received some requests to provide evidence for links between #Hindutva and #Nazism in the early 20th century.

Let me be clear that this is not my original research, and it is not an innovative argument.

Lots of scholars have made this point. A few citations:
Christophe Jaffrelot talks about this in his book, The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India. See the sections "German sources of Golwalkar's ideology" and "A Special Kind of Racism." Golwalkar was the second head of the RSS, a paramilitary organization that advocates Hindutva.
"paramilitary" is not my term, by the way. I am borrowing that from other scholars, including Jaffrelot.

Christophe Jaffrelot is one of the leading scholarly authorities on Hindu nationalism. He's written about the Nazi links in other publications also.
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Still processing the powerful discussion we had today in our #MA @ARUSociology session on #DecolonisingtheUniversity. A student shared her experiences of growing up in apartheid South Africa & feeling validated & 'seen' by the reading material. Became emotional as she talked
about how #apartheid affected her secondary & higher education in South Africa. Another shared his experiences of racism & racial abuse at his place of work in London, and how he'd envisioned a different kind of life in the UK when he migrated from Nigeria three years
ago. A third talked about being British in Zimbabwe and how her family had tried to convince her that the 'whites' were there to help the 'black people' and how she learnt to resist the 'civilising' narrative of #empire. A fourth discussed how her godfather rolled his eyes at her
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@OldRegime1837 @KellyLNL @maej43 In electoral reform, I believe

👉🏿 “not interested in any of the above” has to be an option included on the ballot & counted

👉🏿 in mandatory voting paid days (non-work)

👉🏿 electing the PM should be its own separate vote from voting for each local Representative
#CDNpoli #elxn43
@OldRegime1837 @KellyLNL @maej43 👉🏿 win = 55%+ votes

👉🏿 where Parties are involved- that Parties sign legally binding agreements about their commitments and if in breach of contract they can be removed AND/or they’re exempt from running in the next election year.

#CDNpoli #elxn43
@OldRegime1837 @KellyLNL @maej43 👉🏿 publicly funded, meaning we put a cap to no more than $5,000 dollars for each Candidate. The objective is to demonstrate that Candidates know how to be creative and know how to stretch a dollar rather than spend it.

a)

#CDNpoli #elxn43
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Please RT #CFP: #BreakingBad in #medieval style! Submit your 12 Tweet papers on any #history of breaking the #border of #trust, from local #baddies to #spy pros... all while avoiding jetlag! Due 29 Sept to me imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc2020/
cc @KzooICMS @MedievalAcademy @IntlSpyMuseum
So let's skip the trip to England along with our colleagues in #Australia cc @WarintheFuture @covetweet (pls RT!)

Et on invite nos colleagues de l'Amerique du nord @ForcesCanada @HMedievale (veuillez RT svp!)

Y nuestros colegas de América del Sur @Armada_Arg @RinhaUniv (RT pf!)
نرحب بزملائنا الذين يدرسون عالم العصور الوسطى من الجواسيس للتدريس عبر الإنترنت
أيضًا - الإنجليزية أو الفرنسيه
#UniversityChallenge

우리는 온라인, 영어 또는 프랑스어를 가르치기 위해 중세 스파이 학자들을 환영합니다 #Korea #대학생활

#Africa & #medieval #Diaspora welcome too!
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This is a good example for talking about how people use and abuse sources and why it is valuable to demand academic standards. short #THREAD #Mughal #history #Aurangzeb
First red flag - No source is given for the picture with text. It is a slightly adapted version of what's on the Wikipedia page for Dara Shukoh. Wikipedia's pages are full of misinformation on Indian history. Case in point: Bicholim conflict.
Another problem. The source is Manucci. Honestly, for all The Hindu Right goes on against people like me because I'm of European descent, man, do they really rely on European sources too much for Indian history. Manucci especially...
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K, sit back #nativetwitter, I have a story to tell about a canoe, a map, and a 4 year research project.
When I was but a wide-eyed undergrad, dipping my toes into a bachelor's in anthropology, a class in archaeology briefly discussed a dugout canoe found in the Mississippi delta that carbon dated to around 1500 years old. It was taken to Texas A&M and disappeared into their lab.
This is not uncommon, many artifacts take years to fully research, but it piqued my curiosity because there were canoe-based cultures throughout the Mississippi for a long time. One of the oldest was the Poverty Point culture which goes back nearly 3000 years.
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1/6 Big drone news coming out of Saudi Arabia this morning!

Houthi #drones have allegedly targeted the Aramco oil processing plant near Dammam causing substantial fires. This is no easy feat and if confirmed marks a sea-change in non-state drone capabilities.

Here’s why-
2/6 The drone in question is likely what the UN has called the UAVX. Houthi’s call this long-range drone a ‘’Samad-3’’. The drone itself remains elusive, with few details released about its technical capabilities, but it appears to pack quite the punch...

bbc.com/news/world-mid…
3/6 We know that it must have sophisticated long range transmitters, a GPS or similar satellite link-up, and a large industrial motor to carry it such distance. Previous attacks allegedly targeted Abu Dhabi airport, making Gatwick look like child’s play.
presstv.com/Detail/2019/05…
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So frustrating to #know the answer to the question of how to formulate that #TheoryOfEverything #scientists say is the biggest unsolved problem in #physics, yet they don't even want to look at it:

tuks.nl/wiki/index.php…

Wave-particle duality a #mystery?
What I've found is rather astonishing:

The #mathematics used by #Maxwell are inconsistent.

He left the magnetic vector potential field [A] undefined and decoupled from the #medium thus creating #MaxwellsHole, which introduced an unwarrented #gauge #freedom in the model...
It is this #gauge #freedom thst led to the #hack known as #Quantum #Madness.

Really, it doesn't take a PhD to figure out that when you believe particles can exist at two places at the same time, you have a mental problem.

steemit.com/funny/@lamare/…
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Interesting. #UnsealEpstein

Former MIT media lab staffer says leadership made it clear Epstein's donations were to be kept secret - CNN cnn.com/2019/09/08/us/…
#Epstein = 'Voldemort'? 🤔 5:5?
#UnsealEpstein MIT has some 'splaining to do...
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#AndTheTrumpBeatGoesOn, such a clown 🤡 show to watch the left's heads explode at every @POTUS Trump tweet. No matter the subject matter, KA BOOM 🤯. Understanding that people are on stand by waiting, fingers itching to reply or quote is mind boggling 🧠. Basement dwellers.....
I understand, but the so called journalists are just as bad, not to mention #Congress members🤯. Like a person walking their dogs, (No insults to dogs) #PresidentTrump grabs their leashes and off he goes. Taking the narrative anyway, "his own way". #AndTheTrumpBeatGoesOn.....
Someone said I believe that doing the same thing over & over again expecting a different result is a sign of Insanity. The #Democrats #Globalist are testing this theory daily, with the same results, they are insane apparently🤔, thinking they're relevant, when irrelevant......
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@TajinderBagga Happy to give you a lesson - free of charge - in real history. Something your followers may not relish but you deserve to know, as a public figure, so you don’t embarrass yourself further.
#History is based on facts, not what you or I would like to believe.

@zainabsikander
@TajinderBagga @zainabsikander 1. Hindustan at the time of Babur’s arrival in 1526 was under the rule of the Lodhi dynasty. They were a Sunni Muslim, Afghan dispensation. Their head and ruler at the time was Ibrahim Lodhi.
It was therefore the Lodhis who Babur fought at Panipat, in 1526.
@TajinderBagga @zainabsikander 2. Following his victory at Panipat, Babur fought an even bigger (and more decisive though less remembered) battle in 1528, at Khanua, against a combined Rajput-Afghan Confederacy led by Rana Sabha of Mewar, composed of both Rajputs and Afghans.
Babur won this battle narrowly.
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اسلام برده دارى را ممنوع كرد؟!
اين جمله را بارها از زبان اسلامگرايان و يا روحانيون شنيده باشيد و خب،باور هم كرده باشيد. ولى آيا به راستى اسلام اين عمل را انجام داده؟؟
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#اسلام
#خداناشناسم_اگر_این_خداست
#سیرک_محرم
#محرم
#DelaramNeedsACureASAP
#IranRegimeChange
#History
#hijab
در اين باب احاديثى را از كتب علماى شيعه و سنى گردآورى كرده و خدمت شما عزيزان ارائه ميكنم

1) ترجمه خصال شیخ صدوق برگ ۴۸۷
و اما آن سیزده زن که محمد با آنان هم بستر شد نخستین زن خدیجه دختر خویلد بود, سپس سوره دختر زمعه سپس ام سلمه که نامش هند بود دختر ابی امیه،سپس،ام عبدالله
2/21
عایشه دختر ابی بکر،سپس حفصه دختر عمر, سپس زینب دختر خزیمه بن حارث ام المساکین، سپس زینب دختر جحش، سپس ام حبیبه رملهدختر ابی سفیان، سپس میمونه دختر حارث، سپس دختر عمیس، سپس جویریه دختر حارث، سپس صفیه دختر حی بن اخطب و زنی که خودش را به پیمبر بخشید بنام خوله
3/21
#محمد
#علي
#حسين
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The #Democrats2020 scream #GunControl, but like all other valid laws on the books, they refuse to enforce & cry when done so. They will never be content until the #AmericanConstitution is destroyed. Give up your guns, give up your freedom. #2A
#BuildTheWall
#NoRedFlagLaws
The #Democrat controlled #Congress, are at this time filling their time with ban firearm bills of all types. They don't want some guns, their ultimate goal is to take all. #Communist tactics, total confiscation, total civilian population control. You will be at their mercy. #2A
The #Democrats use #RedFlagLaws to camouflage their real purpose.
This won't hurt a bit, they say. They just forget to tell you, one call, that's all, & your constitutional #2A right is all but gone. Innocent or not. #ATF will come get you & your guns. You will need a lawyer.
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Learn #History, and know the TRUTH about #GunControl.
It's not about the #Weapons, it's about #PeopleControl, that's "YOU" by the way citizens. Give up your guns, give up your #Freedom. Our forefathers warned us, now listen to a survivor of the #Holocaust
...And buy #Ammo. See the pattern she spoke of? @Walmart giving up #Freedom for #Safety never works out for those seeking safety. Armed you are your "Master", unarmed your are a "Defenseless Subject" at the government's will. Support the #Constitution or my $ go elsewhere. #2A
Now the #GunReformNow #Globalist #Progressive #Democrats2020 are getting their way now at @kroger. Your rights are being erroded day by day in the name of safety. Are you safer unarmed than armed? Extinguishing #Freedom is what #GunReform confincation is all about, your freedom.
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THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#WWII #WomensArmyCorps #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Working on a dive bomber, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Army #nurses, Greenock, Scotland

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
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1/4: Why is a thin nasal feeding tube often called a ‘Dobhoff’? The original thin-caliber, weighted feeding tube was invented in 1975 by Dr. Robert Dobbie and Dr. James Hoffmeister. They joined their names for ‘Dobhoff’ (and also used the spelling ‘Dobbhoff’ interchangeably).
2/4: Dobbie was a surgical attending @utmedicalcenter focused on nutrition for lung & esophageal CA pts & Hoffmeister was a surgical resident. Until the Dobhoff tube, typical feeding tubes were 18 French (or larger) red rubber tubes, that usually only reached the stomach.
3/4 The original ‘Dobhoff’ tube was a ~7-8 French tube (0.095” diameter) made of silastic and PVC, and with a mercury-filled tip.
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I finally had a chance to go through 150+ packages of #books sent to me (yikes)! TYSM to the various publishers for keeping me in the loop on the new #scholarship in #BlackStudies, #History & #Gender Studies.🙏🏾Here's a thread of a few books I am very eager to read this fall.🙌🏾📚
By @ruha9: 'Captivating #Technology: #Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life' @DukePress

dukeupress.edu/captivating-te…
By @SaStrings: 'Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia' @NYUpress

nyupress.org/9781479886753/…
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"You don't see radio changing gradually and suddenly become radar. #Darwin's theory doesn't work for #technology, and we have to make a new observation."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention
"Novel technologies are constructed from existing technologies. These offer themselves as components for the construction of further technologies."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention #technology #engineering #design
Unlike the two-parent #inheritance typical to (but not ubiquitous among) #complex organisms, #technology inherits features from n parents - a "vast ancestral #network" more like horizontal gene transfer networks in #bacteria.

W Brian Arthur on sumulating #invention on a chip:
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