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    [–] Woman confronts white supremacist Allen Armantrout in Charlottesville yesterday. OakTownRinger 0 points ago in pics

    A way of life dependent on slave labor. My grandfather in New York got up early, worked all day as a blacksmith and never needed to own any slaves. My grandfather in Italy got up every day worked all day, and never owned slaves. Neither of them ever had clean fingernails. And yet, they did it without owning slaves or worshipping the flag of an enemy army.

    [–] Woman confronts white supremacist Allen Armantrout in Charlottesville yesterday. OakTownRinger -5 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in pics

    OK, let's say you're right and she walked up to him.

    Why did he start by dressing up in a costume and standing there with a gun? Was he looking for civil discourse or a photo opp?

    I disagree with you. Let's see if we can have a civil conversation about it.

    Edit: I guess the downvotes mean we can't.

    [–] Woman confronts white supremacist Allen Armantrout in Charlottesville yesterday. OakTownRinger -2 points ago in pics

    Maybe standing there with the battle flag of a defeated army and a gun is the wrong way for him to convince others that a statue of Lee should stay in a park. Maybe this should be discussed and decided at a city council meeting. Oh wait it was... but this guy from another state didn't like the way democracy worked in Charlottesville.

    [–] Woman confronts white supremacist Allen Armantrout in Charlottesville yesterday. OakTownRinger -4 points ago in pics

    Why doesn't he take off the costume and speak with her about why the statue of the defeated general is important to him? Totally serious. Why can't he have the conversation? Dressing (sort of) in the uniform of a defeated army and standing there with a gun does nothing.

    [–] Woman confronts white supremacist Allen Armantrout in Charlottesville yesterday. OakTownRinger -13 points ago in pics

    She's not stopping him, she's just showing her feelings. And he is carrying a guy, so I hope he isn't too intimidated by her.

    [–] Woman confronts white supremacist Allen Armantrout in Charlottesville yesterday. OakTownRinger -17 points ago in pics

    This is from the Carlottesville Daily Progress newspaper. Pic by Andrew Shurtleff. Link to story (and you can buy a print -- I did) here: http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/n-c-man-in-confederate-uniform-with-rifle-in-emancipation/article_8fece36c-81c8-11e7-9a3c-bb3e2637cc8d.html

    By the way the woman is a local resident, the brave confederate who's too fat to button up his uniform is from out of town. She's unarmed. He's openly carrying a semi-automatic.

    [–] Umpire Todd Tichenor gives a flying bat the fair ball signal OakTownRinger 11 points ago in baseball

    In the dead bat era, the base rule was not in effect, but obviously thanks to Charley Fuckin' Finley we have to pay attention to where the bat is in relation to the base now, causing these kinds of calls.

    [–] In times of war, do the attacking forces generally try to avoid cultural icons like Big Ben or the Cologne Cathedral, or are they treated like every other structure and subject to bombing raids, etc? OakTownRinger 1 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in AskHistorians

    Cologne's Cathedral was on an explicit do-not-bomb list as a "cultural treasure" during WWII. Nevertheless, an allied bomb hit it, went inside, didn't blow up, and went through the wall on the other side.

    SOURCE: I live in Cologne briefly in the 1990s when there were still a few bombed out ruined lots on the outskirts of the central city and I read this in some museum.

    [–] How have combat units in major modern wars not all end up deaf? OakTownRinger 1 points ago in history

    I feel like PUBG is the only game that really makes me go "holy fuck" when I hear a gun go off.

    [–] Real Americans displaying the Nazi flag -- after capturing it from Nazis they killed, 1944 OakTownRinger 1 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    So, it's OK to insult all left wingers, like you did, but you can't handle a response back that rips all right wingers?

    Yet left wing people are snowflakes? Got it. Sorry to offend you, honey!

    Maybe if you get permission from your mom, you can take dad's car to a protest and cower behind some cops from the people you claim you want to ethnically cleanse from the face of the earth, but who you're too afraid to stand up to in person face to face, like your Charlottesville bros.

    [–] How were ancient Romans able to manage precise trips into mostly unexplored territories? OakTownRinger 1 points ago in history

    It wasn't total terra incognita -- there were traders, hunters, etc. who could be paid to guide the troops. Which worked out well, unless those same guides were leading you into an ambush in the Teutenburg Forest. :(

    [–] What is a telltale sign someone is not to be trusted? OakTownRinger 1 points ago in AskReddit

    If the dudeis carrying around a big sign with a swastika on it.