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    The time has come ...

    A Brief History of Toilet Paper

    The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered


    In the modern era, a product that is disposable has become indispensable. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of bathroom tissue.

    This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As very few images of the actual event are available in the Public Domain, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration.

    Mar 16, 2020

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    And the dream that you dare to ...


    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    by Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole


    4:50 minutes


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    On to a more serious post ... You might recall this episode
    of ethnic-cleansing occurred several years ago -
    And it is finally now coming to light of day ...

    Note this video's content is extremely disturbing ...
    But it is testimony to what we human's are still
    capable of - Crimes against our own humanity ...


    Myanmar and the Rohingya | DW Documentary



    More than 700 thousand Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. Their villages were torched, civilians attacked, raped and massacred. A pattern of systematic persecution that the UN says is genocide.

    Images of Rohingya refugees fleeing their homes were broadcast around the world. Escaping a campaign of persecution in Myanmar, they crossed the Naf River, a natural frontier with Bangladesh. Refugees waded or floated across on flimsy boats. The crisis sparked an outcry from the international community. The United Nations described Myanmar's actions first as ethnic cleansing, then as genocide against the Muslim minority. Myanmar’s leader, the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was criticized for remaining silent as the persecution continued, but she defended her country against genocide charges at the UN International Court of Justice.

    To outsiders, the violence appeared to come out of nowhere. Myanmar authorities said the army stepped in after an attack by a mysterious separatist group in Rakhine State. They described the attackers as "Bengali," another name for Rohingya. Officials said the security operations were counter-terrorism measures aimed at maintaining public order. But the UN accused Myanmar of orchestrated killings, and said soldiers routinely and systematically employed rape, gang rape, and other violent and forced sexual acts against the civilian population. The persecution sparked an exodus that within just a few weeks de-populated a land area the size of one of Germany's federal states. The film team traveled to Myanmar and Bangladesh to investigate the accusations that Myanmar planned its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.

    Watch while it's still available via Youtube


    Mar 19, 2020

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    Thinking

    Will share this rare look with comment/insights from some locals...

    Who's Gonna Pay for It? Discuss Situation in Moscow:
    Food & Petrol Prices


    (March 18, 2020)

    Different Russian Stuff

    Mar 19, 2020

    17:05 minutes


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    Here's a bonus companion to the above video ...

    Russian Provincial Convenience Store:
    Detailed Review & Prices / I shop here every day


    Different Russian Stuff

    Filmed in Fryazino town, Moscow region of Russia. March 15, 2020
    Mar 21, 2020

    12:08 minutes

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    Continuing ...

    Part 2

    What Can $2 Get You in Russia Today!
    Inside Russian Provincial Convenience Store



    10:32 minutes


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    I have enough luxury. I don't need that much. I watched people firsthand who could never seem to have enough. And they were never satisfied. I don't want to be that way.

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    Returning Topic

    Continuing with the latest ...

    FAMOUS ANIMAL GRAVE TOUR - An Ode to Our Furry Friends

    Hollywood Graveyard



    Welcome to Hollywood Graveyard, where we set out to remember and celebrate the lives of those who lived to entertain us, by visiting their final resting places. Not all stars are human. Some of our favorite on-screen heroes walk on all fours, have fur, and never speak a word. So if your favorite stars are of the animal variety, stay tuned, this one’s for you.

    Full list of animal stars visited today:
    Rin-Tin-Tin, Toto, Lassie, Old Yeller, Benji, Orangey the Cat, Arnold Ziffel, Mister Ed, Fritz the Horse, Bonzo, Topper, Smoke, Sunny, Kabar, Pete the Pup, Tawny African Lion, Room 8

    Humans, trainers, and owners of famous animals and pets visited today:
    Carl Spitz, Rudd Weatherwax, Frank Weatherwax, Frank Inn, Allan "Rocky" Lane, William S. Hart, Nat King Cole, Edward G. Robinson, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Troup, Julie London, William Boyd, Chief Thundercloud, Louise Dresser, Rudolph Valentino, Bud Abbott, Morey Amsterdam, Lionel Barrymore, Jimmy Durante, Harry James, Lauren Bacall, Jean Acker, Tori Spelling, Adam Sandler
    Mar 23, 2020

    33:38 minutes



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    Some may recall this bizarre news incident, though one does not need to be a wrestling fan to reprise this compelling human tragic story now with new facts and insights into it...


    BENOIT | DARK SIDE OF THE RING

    VICE



    In 2007, wrestling superstar Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy and 7-year-old son Daniel, then ended his own life. Those closest to the tragedy have never spoken openly, until now.
    Mar 20, 2020

    44:29 minutes


    Part One



    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkUsAztC4Xc






    BENOIT | DARK SIDE OF THE RING

    VICE



    The conclusion to wrestling's darkest hour, including startling revelations about the troubled mind of Chris Benoit before he killed his wife and son and then took his own life.
    Mar 25, 2020

    44:30 minutes


    Part Two

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    For all those missing ...


    HOME - Ralph’s cover

    REO Brothers



    Mar 27, 2020

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    beautiful talent.
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

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    Rolling Eyes

    How to create a shit storm 101 ...
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    And the dream that you dare to ...



    The toilet paper shortage of 1973


    CBS Sunday Morning

    In the early 1970s Americans had experienced gasoline shortages owing to the OPEC oil embargo. So, when Johnny Carson made a joke about a shortage of toilet paper on "The Tonight Show," rolls of toilet tissue began disappearing off store shelves as nervous consumers hoarded the prized commodity, thereby creating a genuine shortage. Mo Rocca talks with documentary filmmaker Brian Gersten and Boston University economics professor Jay Zagorsky about the real-world implications of a joke.

    Apr 5, 2020

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    Probably the 1st to be independent...

    - wiki -

    Harold Vernon Froehlich (born May 12, 1932) is a retired American politician and judge. He represented Wisconsin's 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for one term in 1973-1974 as a Republican and broke with his party to vote for the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.

    Froehlich represented a district in which the paper industry is a major employer. Prompted by concern from the industry, on December 11, 1973, Froehlich issued a press release declaring, "The U.S. may face a shortage of toilet paper within a few months," and alluded to rationing as a possible solution.
    "A large infusion of cash will cure most forms of fanatacism" - Thumbnail Biographies

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    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    How to create a shit storm 101 ...
    I like your choice of words.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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