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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125025 on: August 12, 2017, 08:07:45 pm »

tfw 1000 years from now they will say we lived in 1000 B.C.Y.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125026 on: August 12, 2017, 09:44:12 pm »

tfw 1000 years from now they will say we lived in 1000 B.C.Y.

I have to say that's kinda bleedin' obvious :p

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125027 on: August 12, 2017, 10:19:12 pm »

People hear that talking to yourself outloud is a sign you are insane so people took it as basically the equivalent of howling at the moon.
Just wear a (possibly fake) handsfree earpiece whilst you converse with yourself/the voices and gesture to it with an apologetic shrug if anyone gives you an odd look. The amount of times I've thought I saw someone having a disturbingly animated conversation with themselves, only to realise they were using some sort of Bluetooth shenanigans during a phonecall, it seems like a perfect disguise these days.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125028 on: August 13, 2017, 12:10:05 am »

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125029 on: August 13, 2017, 12:30:47 am »

Hernia is the worst pain you can feel without going to a war.
This guys a fucking Vet show him some respect and how to do his own enima
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125030 on: August 13, 2017, 12:53:09 am »

Hernia is the worst pain you can feel without going to a war.
This guys a fucking Vet show him some respect and how to do his own enima

From what I've been told, the answer is Kidney stones. Which has been described as "Worse than giving birth"

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I was like "Ok, no... I wanted to play a fun Diablo like game and give this thing another chance... I didn't want to play with spreadsheets" then I looked up if they have respecs and... they KIND of do... but the players have said that it is faster to make new characters than it is to respect.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125031 on: August 13, 2017, 05:57:14 am »

My cat just dun goofed, and slipped off a table over a piece of paper. It used my belly as emergency grip.

WTF ouch. I think I discovered the most painful place so far for cat scratches.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125032 on: August 13, 2017, 07:37:54 am »

Actually there is a far more painful place for men (and possibly women) to be scratched by a cat. Also be careful when holding a baby close to your face in case they headbutt you just under the nose (my mother found this out the hard way when I was a baby).
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125033 on: August 13, 2017, 08:21:40 am »

Just now I caught the second part of a 1915 movie Birth of a Nation on one of our (Russian) federal channels. Apparently they only scheduled second part, about the reconstruction era in the South. And, you know, KKK the Good Guys.

I wouldn't think of a single reason for them to go there except for recent Charlottesville prtoests.
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« Reply #125034 on: August 13, 2017, 08:43:52 am »

Weren't the KKK at least originally the good guys? At least as "Good" as any group could be.

Or is that a myth? Or is it complicated?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125035 on: August 13, 2017, 08:46:45 am »

Weren't the KKK at least originally the good guys? At least as "Good" as any group could be.

Or is that a myth? Or is it complicated?
In the movie? yes that was the intention. but in real life they were and are just a bunch of racists.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125036 on: August 13, 2017, 08:50:00 am »

Weren't the KKK at least originally the good guys? At least as "Good" as any group could be.

Or is that a myth? Or is it complicated?

Oh god no. Jesus Christ no. There aren't enough ways to say no to the idea that the Klan were ever "the good guys". It's even worse than the "states' rights" bullshit.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125037 on: August 13, 2017, 08:51:55 am »

Actually there is a far more painful place for men (and possibly women) to be scratched by a cat. Also be careful when holding a baby close to your face in case they headbutt you just under the nose (my mother found this out the hard way when I was a baby).
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« Reply #125038 on: August 13, 2017, 09:47:28 am »

I looked it up on Wikipedia, knowing nothing about their origin beyond "something something post-Confederate South".

The first summation of the first klan seems pretty generous with their reasons for formation:

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The first Klan was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, sometime between December 1865 and August 1866 by six former officers of the Confederate army[23] as a fraternal social club inspired at least in part by the then largely defunct Sons of Malta. It borrowed parts of the initiation ceremony from that group, with the same purpose: "ludicrous initiations, the baffling of public curiosity, and the amusement for members were the only objects of the Klan", according to Albert Stevens in 1907.[24] The name is probably derived from the Greek word kuklos (κύκλος) which means circle;[25] the word had previously been used for other fraternal organizations in the South such as Kuklos Adelphon. The manual of rituals was printed by Laps D. McCord of Pulaski.[26]

According to The Cyclopædia of Fraternities (1907), "Beginning in April, 1867, there was a gradual transformation ... The members had conjured up a veritable Frankenstein. They had played with an engine of power and mystery, though organized on entirely innocent lines, and found themselves overcome by a belief that something must lie behind it all—that there was, after all, a serious purpose, a work for the Klan to do."

(Do note that the guy Stevens being quoted in 1907 which is like right before the kkk comes back into style after decades of non activity)

However the more in depth article on the first generation makes it clear that just within a year or two they were terrorizing and murdering very large amounts of people:
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"Armed guerrilla warfare killed thousands of Negroes; political riots were staged; their causes or occasions were always obscure, their results always certain: ten to one hundred times as many Negroes were killed as whites." Masked men shot into houses and burned them, sometimes with the occupants still inside. They drove successful black farmers off their land.
"Generally, it can be reported that in North and South Carolina, in 18 months ending in June 1867, there were 197 murders and 548 cases of aggravated assault
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Klan violence worked to suppress black voting, and campaign seasons were deadly. More than 2,000 people were killed, wounded and otherwise injured in Louisiana within a few weeks prior to the Presidential election of November 1868

Which is an awful short time to turn from one jokey fake secret brotherhood to a very large amount of independent violent associations under the kkk umbrella.

So if we're being as generous as we can be without being disearnest we have a situation where a possibly jokey fake secret brotherhood (which in itself was appatently in the fashion back then, along with non-jokey secret brotherhoods, so that isn't exactly the unusual thing about it) started for non-political reasons, which is immediately transformed by the people invited into it (and by people hearing of it and sfarting their own klans) into a very non-jokey secret society with very obvious intent on influencing and shaping the South through violent and murderous means.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #125039 on: August 13, 2017, 09:54:51 am »

Thanks a ton Scriver!

So yeah they were PRETTY MUCH always douches... and in fact were kind of worst then, then they are now.

I only know that ONE group which is infamos for villainy today... started out either not THAT bad or were a force for ambiguous good. I just can't remember what group that was.
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