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  1. 2 minutes ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

    The judge didn't say she was 'solely responsible'.

    The rest of the quote:

     

    You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon. But for you, Ms. Hutchins would be alive, a husband would have his partner and a little boy would have his mother.”

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  2. 42 minutes ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

     

    “You were the armorer, the one that stood between a safe weapon and a weapon that could kill someone,” the judge told Gutierrez-Reed.

     

    It’s always been my understanding she wasn’t allowed on the set and wasn’t present when Alec was handed the gun. How is she solely responsible?

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  3. 1 hour ago, Alpo said:

     

    I would be more concerned with the fact that they're all wearing rouge than that a couple of them are holding hands. :rolleyes:

    They’re not wearing rouge. That was added to the image after processing. Color tinting was an optional extra offered by photographers back then to make the B&W image more “lifelike”. 
     

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  4. From the article:

     

    ”Unrest in American cities was not a rare occurrence, race riots and industrial strikes were frequent.  Just a year after this photograph was taken the Seattle General Strike would see some 65,000 workers march for better pay while the decline in race relations caused by the migration of black Americans from the South to work in the factories of the North saw resentment grow when demobilised troops returned home to find their jobs taken by Black workers.  

     

    This discontent led to the ’Red Summer’ in which major riots and race attacks occurred in a dozen American cities.  In July 1919 the Chicago Race Riot saw the 11th Illinois Infantry Regt. and its machine gun company deployed to keep the peace when vicious attacks and fighting broke out between Whites & African-Americans, 38 people were killed during the rioting.  With the police heavily outnumbered during these riots and strikes it was expected that the military might have to step in.  And as such tactics and training to combat massed violent riots in America’s cities began.”

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  5. 55 minutes ago, bgavin said:

    Edumakated in Kaleeforneeyah publik skool, no doubt.

    Don’t know where TX Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was “educated”, but she just told a high school class that the moon is a gaseous planet that emits “unique light and energy”. 
     

    I think the only gaseous body was standing at the microphone. And she sits on the House Science Committee… :blink:

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  6. Sunny Hostins of "The View" declared (in all seriousness) that yesterday's eclipse, the recent New Jersey earthquake and the coming of this summer's cicadas are all due to climate change...

     

    Heavy sigh...:blink:

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  7. I did the pinhole projector. (Kansas City area.) I tried enlarging one of the holes, but it didn’t make a difference. Note how the eclipse showed up in the refraction with iPhone lens. There appears to be a Death Star behind the sun too! The third image shows a real UFO crossing its path. Must have come from Death Star. :rolleyes:
     

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