Out of the Blue

Today marks the 76th anniversary of Operation Neptune, the allied invasion of Normandy known as D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history. This kicked off Operation Overlord, the Battle of Normandy, which reestablished the western front and helped turn the tide during World War II. It's also the date of another pivotal moment of World War II, as it's also part of the 78th anniversary the Battle of Midway. Called one of the most significant naval battles in history, this resulted in the sinking of two-thirds of Japan's aircraft carriers, devastating their fleet.

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Yep. Racism has been a major issue and to some degree a driving force in US politics basically from day one. Unfortunately, that isn't likely to end any time soon...

Edit: John Oliver hits the nail on the head again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY

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Jun 7, 2020, 18:17
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Simon Says wrote on Jun 7, 2020, 11:04:
Operation Overlord... or the largest Antifa operation with operation Bagration.*winks*

Oh US and Allies, you used to be on the right side of history, what happened for you to fall to the Fascist side?

I know you're joking, but the US has always gone hand in hand with Fascism and racism, with a few winks and sly nods. Nazi Germany was heavily influenced by US Eugenics, sterilizing and sequestering of native populations and even the carbon monoxide gassing (delousing, not genocide, officially) the US did on Mexican immigrants in the 1920s. The only reason the US actually got involved in WW2 is because Japan attacked the US, arguably the US would have stayed neutral without that sequence of events. The Nazi party itself was fairly well represented across the US in the 30s, unfortunately. This is not to say the US didn't ultimately do the right thing in fighting against the Axis forces, but it's shades of gray, much like Russia's treaty with Nazi Germany (until Germany attacked Russia) that gets swept under the rug these days. Woodrow Wilson screened The Birth of a Nation in the white house, and of course this is the same country that had some states not only secede from the Union in an attempt to keep slavery, but also fight again less than 100 years later against desegregation. Then all the post WW2 shit like the Tuskegee syphillis experiment which continued until 1972, various experiments on US citizens of every color, FBI work against black leaders basically from 1950 until today, etc. etc. The USA has quite the checkered history, that seems to be constantly ignored. You probably know most of this, I just felt like bringing it up, because the nostalgia glasses people sometimes have to WW2 era America get on my nerves.

*EDIT* Typo.

This comment was edited on Jun 8, 2020, 01:40.
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Operation Overlord... or the largest Antifa operation with operation Bagration.*winks*

Oh US and Allies, you used to be on the right side of history, what happened for you to fall to the Fascist side?
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Jun 7, 2020, 04:37
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Rectal Prolapse wrote on Jun 7, 2020, 02:38:
The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective (1/2)

That's actually pretty amazing.
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The Half Elf wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 20:09:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 18:22:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 16:21:
Web Designer....

NOT FUNNY BLUE...

"Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!" -Jock, Indy's pilot

Listen Buddy, your just a 800 phone call away from being deported back to Mexico! AND TAKE THE GUAC WITH YA!

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Jun 6, 2020, 21:23
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bigspender wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 18:55:
Way too many Americans have gargled with bleach, sprayed their bodies with disinfectants to prevent COVID-19.

Let me fix that "Not enough Trump supporters have gargled with bleach, sprayed their bodies with disinfectants to prevent COVID-19"

Wow, what the hell. 40% of the survey incorrectly used cleaning agents (out of 500). Long after Trump is gone, humanity is still going to suffer from gullibility and stupidity. It'll be a borderline miracle for the species to survive.
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 18:22:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 16:21:
Web Designer....

NOT FUNNY BLUE...

"Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!" -Jock, Indy's pilot

Listen Buddy, your just a 800 phone call away from being deported back to Mexico! AND TAKE THE GUAC WITH YA!
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Jun 6, 2020, 18:55
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Way too many Americans have gargled with bleach, sprayed their bodies with disinfectants to prevent COVID-19.

Let me fix that "Not enough Trump supporters have gargled with bleach, sprayed their bodies with disinfectants to prevent COVID-19"
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The Half Elf wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 16:21:
Web Designer....

NOT FUNNY BLUE...

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Web Designer....

NOT FUNNY BLUE... I was nearly killed as a spider the size of a Mac Truck snuck it's way across the right side of my screen to go after my mouse cursor 2 days ago. After a moment of very adult praying I went after the bastard who got to the top of the monitor. I missed and he jumped into my monitor. That's two attempts on my life in 2 weeks. This year sucks!
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Jun 6, 2020, 16:05
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CNN and fox have agreed on one thing.
They both show the phone number for the Poison Control Hotline in the scroller whenever our national embarrassment “talks.”

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Jun 6, 2020, 15:47
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The Russians are going to find out about the myth of “Global Warming“ in a hurry.
So much for using permafrost as a cheap building material. Wink
A mask is not a political statement. It's an IQ test.
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