2021.12.08 16:48 polskakrowa When the blender is sus 😳
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2021.12.08 16:48 thinkingstranger December 7, 2021
On the sunny Sunday morning of December 7, 1941, Messman Doris Miller had served breakfast aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and was collecting laundry when the first of nine Japanese torpedoes hit the ship.
In the deadly confusion, Miller reported to an officer, who told him to help move the ship’s mortally wounded captain off the bridge. Unable to move him far, Miller sheltered the captain behind the ship’s conning tower. Then another officer ordered Miller to pass ammunition to him as he started up one of the two abandoned anti-aircraft guns in front of the conning tower. Miller had not been trained to use the guns because, as a Black man in the U.S. Navy, he was assigned to serve the white officers. But while the officer was distracted, Miller began to fire one of the guns. He fired it until he ran out of ammunition. Then he helped to move injured sailors to safety before he and the other survivors abandoned the West Virginia, which sank to the bottom of Pearl Harbor.
That night, America declared war on Japan. Japan declared war on America the next day, and four days later, on December 11, 1941, Italy and Germany both declared war on America. “The powers of the steel pact, Fascist Italy and National Socialist Germany, ever closely linked, participate from today on the side of heroic Japan against the United States of America,” Italian leader Benito Mussolini said. “We shall win.” Of course they would. Mussolini and Germany’s leader, Adolf Hitler, believed the mongrel Americans had been corrupted by Jews and “Negroes,” and could never conquer their own organized military machine.
The steel pact, as Mussolini called it, was the vanguard of his new political ideology. That ideology was called fascism, and he and Hitler thought it would destroy democracy once and for all.
Mussolini had been a socialist as a young man and had grown terribly frustrated at how hard it was to organize people. No matter how hard socialists tried, they seemed unable to convince ordinary people that they must rise up and take over the country’s means of production.
The efficiency of World War I inspired Mussolini. He gave up on socialism and developed a new political theory that rejected the equality that defined democracy. He came to believe that a few leaders must take a nation toward progress by directing the actions of the rest. These men must organize the people as they had been organized during wartime, ruthlessly suppressing all opposition and directing the economy so that businessmen and politicians worked together. And, logically, that select group of leaders would elevate a single man, who would become an all-powerful dictator. To weld their followers into an efficient machine, they demonized opponents into an "other" that their followers could hate.
Italy adopted fascism, and Mussolini inspired others, notably Germany's Hitler. Those leaders came to believe that their system was the ideology of the future, and they set out to destroy the messy, inefficient democracy that stood in their way.
America fought World War II to defend democracy from fascism. And while fascism preserved hierarchies in society, democracy called on all men as equals. Of the more than 16 million Americans who served in the war, more than 1.2 million were African American men and women, 500,000 were Latinos, and more than 550,000 Jews were part of the military. Among the many ethnic groups who fought, Native Americans served at a higher percentage than any other ethnic group—more than a third of able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 50 joined the service—and among those 25,000 soldiers were the men who developed the famous “Code Talk,” based in tribal languages, that codebreakers never cracked.
The American president at the time, Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt, hammered home that the war was about the survival of democracy. Fascists insisted that they were moving their country forward fast and efficiently—claiming the trains ran on time, for example, although in reality they didn’t— but FDR constantly noted that the people in Italy and Germany were begging for food and shelter from the soldiers of democratic countries.
Ultimately, the struggle between fascism and democracy was the question of equality. Were all men really created equal as the Declaration of Independence said, or were some born to lead the rest, whom they held subservient to their will?
Democracy, FDR reminded Americans again and again, was the best possible government. Thanks to armies made up of men and women from all races and ethnicities—a mongrel population—the Allies won the war against fascism, and it seemed that democracy would dominate the world forever.
But as the impulse of WWII pushed Americans toward a more just and inclusive society after it, those determined not to share power warned their supporters that including people of color and women as equals in society would threaten their own liberty. Those reactionary leaders rode that fear into control of our government, and gradually they chipped away the laws that protected equality. Now, once again, democracy is under attack by those who believe some people are better than others.
The once-grand Republican Party has been captured by the right wing. It has lined up behind former president Donald Trump and his cronies, its true believers refusing to accept that a majority of Americans turned Trump out of office in 2020 and replaced him with a Democrat, President Joe Biden. They insist that it is not possible for a Democrat to have been legitimately elected and blame “voter fraud” for the result, although repeated recounts and inspections have proved the vote counts were accurate.
Some Republican lawmakers evidently believe the Big Lie that Trump won in 2020; others are going along with it out of opportunism or fear, but they are not speaking out to counter the lies poisoning our democracy. Even after January 6, when insurgents stormed the U.S. Capitol and threatened the lives of our top lawmakers, 147 Republicans voted to challenge the election results. Now, 68% of Republicans think that Democrats “stole” the 2020 election.
Now, Republican lawmakers are silent as Republican-dominated legislatures in 19 states have passed 33 laws to make it harder for Black and Brown Americans, as well as others expected to back Democrats, to vote. Some of those states have taken the power to certify official votes away from nonpartisan officials and given it to Republicans. Had these laws been in place in 2020, Trump would almost certainly still be in office.
As we learn more about the events of January 6, it is clear that the former president and his inner circle corrupted the Department of Justice and possibly other parts of the government, launching a coup that came perilously close to success. And, as Barton Gellman details this week in The Atlantic, they are arranging the mechanics of our democracy to make sure that next time, they won’t fail. They will put in place an autocracy in which a powerful leader and his chosen loyalists make the rules under which the rest of us must live.
Will we permit the destruction of American democracy on our watch?
When America came under attack before, people like Doris Miller refused to let that happen. For all that American democracy still discriminated against him, it gave him room to stand up for the concept of human equality—and he laid down his life for it. Promoted to cook after the Navy sent him on a publicity tour, Miller was assigned to a new ship, the U.S.S. Liscome Bay, which was struck by a Japanese torpedo on November 24, 1943. It sank within minutes, taking two thirds of the crew, including Miller, with it.
I hear a lot these days about how American democracy is doomed and the reactionaries will win. Maybe. But the beauty of our system is that it gives us people like Doris Miller.
Even better, it makes us people like Doris Miller.
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2021.12.08 16:48 BPC1120 NASA Pathways
I just got my final offer for a NASA Pathways MechE position and I am beyond excited! This is basically a direct pipeline to me dream career and after a rough semester, this makes it all worth it!
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2021.12.08 16:48 Crypto_Aficianado Did you realise that as an early supporter, you can earn big gains on Moonscape? Also, the Moonscape Token $MSCP is the first player created coin from Seascape and Lighthouse.
2021.12.08 16:48 Hell0_monty Need some help figuring out what I'm doing wrong.
Hey ya'll looking for some guidance on where my mistake is. Not only am I a beginner, but I am also very rusty. Its been a few months since I last messed with any html/css/java/JS. I am working on a project for a class and I am having trouble getting something to display.
It is a group project and we are working with tensor flow to teach an AI to play tetris. My portion of the project is to execute the website design. I'm attaching the paste bin link to my post.
Basically all I'm trying to do is to get the nav bar to show along with our tetris game.
I am using a HTML template from W3 schools.
**I'm not looking for the answer** just someone to point me in the right direction. JS was absolutely never my strong suite. Thanks in advance!
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2021.12.08 16:48 Roach2791 Now that they have a podcast as well, we need to get these 6 in the same room, or get lpotl a cameo on the show. Who mirrors who?
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2021.12.08 16:48 SquishyUnic0rn21 Terminus was dancing with the floor
2021.12.08 16:48 h373_not Cool seed: koolkoal with many monuments near a mushroom islands.
| Seed: koolkoal I am probably overexaggerating this seed, though. This is probably somewhat normal.|
Within the first 3k x 7k blocks of spawn you already have woodland mansions and strongholds!
Absolutely insane seed! So many monuments, mushroom islands, a jungle temple, nearby strongholds, nearby badlands, etc all near the first 4k x 4k blocks of spawn or so.
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2021.12.08 16:48 Own-Opposite1611 (24M) At wit's end in my pursuit of a creative job, want to learn coding as a means of making a solid career
I study Film at my college after being rejected in their CS program years ago when I first started because I failed college algebra too many times to get into CS, and I chose film as a career path because I enjoyed the process of making films and thought that was what I wanted to do with my life. I honestly do not enjoy working with computers, and my love for them have diminished after years of being behind one far too much by not having much of a social life after high school. With that said, I think my only real chance of pursuing a decent career is to learn coding in my current situation and try to make something of my free time and try to push through my disdain of working with computers. I am not sure where to start, and I don't particularly want to go to school anymore since I feel like the education system doesn't particularly want to help me with learning these types of things. My knowledge of coding is basically 0 and I don't know what to do besides maybe develop mobile apps for companies. If anyone could point me in the right direction I'd be happy to go from there.
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2021.12.08 16:48 Imaorange410 Italian researchers have built a humanoid robot that may one day fly like Iron Man
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2021.12.08 16:48 fruktas21 Baby Meta | 1.2 Million MC | Epic Reuters Billboard Live | Innovative Usecase | Stepping Into The Metaverse
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2021.12.08 16:48 scuderia_c Most cars have great liveries to choose from, but couldn't find a good one for the E28 M5. Time to make my first livery!
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2021.12.08 16:48 amnesiac7 Analysis: How trolling became the new governing for Trumpist Republicans like Lauren Boebert
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2021.12.08 16:48 CuriousHunter1462 Someone I know tested positive and I don’t know what to do
Someone I hung out with on Monday just tested positive for COVID. The thing is, I had a breakthrough infection of COVID about a month ago. (I did both Pfizer doses in April, have not received my booster).
I heard that people recovering from COVID can still test positive even if they’re not infectious. But I know my university will say out of an abundance of caution we are sending you into quarantine. I’ve already had to go thru that and my mental health is already garbage. Plus I feel fine and I have to have at least some natural immunity from the virus??
I don’t know what to do. I’m really scared I will have to go into quarantine again & my mental health will just keep plummeting.
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2021.12.08 16:48 KingLudwigII If you have to explain your pronouns using a logic riddle I'm not using them.
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2021.12.08 16:48 Imaorange410 'Horizon Zero Dawn' now supports NVIDIA and AMD upscaling on PC
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2021.12.08 16:48 Dakhil "Intel Launches Integrated Photonics Research Center"
2021.12.08 16:48 Adude90210 Yo, which pants should I use? 1 or 2?
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2021.12.08 16:48 -Samg381- Trying to recall an ARG from a while ago. I have some clues!
Today I recalled a website that made its rounds sometime around 2011 (give or take 3 years). It was a choice-based video series taking place in a skyscraper / high rise office building. Your goal was to make it to the top of the building and defeat several bosses along the way. Each decision led to a separate video, with only one allowing you to progress. One of the bosses was a dude with a flamethrower in a fire suit. I vaguely recall the name of the site having the word 'towers' in it. Does anyone remember this ARG?
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2021.12.08 16:48 Clean-Gain1962 Help deciding on first home lab case!
Hi, first time building and setting up a home lab. I have a bunch of extra computer components laying around (enough for two complete running computers) and I plan on using them as separate proxmox nodes or in a cluster. As of now I’m looking to put them in the same case. Each system has its own PSU and mobo with cpu and an AIO. Yes I have that much hardware laying around. Anyways I’ve been trying to pick out a case to fit these systems in. My initial idea was to use the Phanteks Eclipse P500A and get the itx bracket add on and then mod the case. The plan would be to externally mount one AIO on the top of the case, and then one at the front of the case normally. Then mount the second PSU on top of the “basement” and screw it to the pci bracket area, and cut as necessary to fit the power plug.
However I have recently come across a different case that literally is perfect for what I am doing, the Thermaltake Core W200. However this case is very expensive ($400 more than the phanteks one).
I guess my questions is, should I just spread the extra money now to go for the expensive one and just have everything nice and tidy. Or just same the money (and space possibly) and get the cheaper option and mod the crap out of it. Input would be greatly appreciated.
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2021.12.08 16:48 Rayquazeon are you okay? you haven't said penis in a long time
2021.12.08 16:48 Tacticalbehemoth Update 3.1 Is The LAST Battlefield 2042 Patch This Year! | 30mm Nerf Breakthrough Changes
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