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  1. For me the silver lining is these folks have...

    For me the silver lining is these folks have worked out any and all issues with education, unemployment, crime, homelessness, mass transit, gun control, infrastructure repair, etc, et al and can now...
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    Geoff I did a paper on sword positions for the...

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    I did a paper on sword positions for the WIG some years back and during research I came across photos of officers at Ellsworth's Support Arms position on parade and a period woodcut with his...
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    I've studied several English manuals from first...

    I've studied several English manuals from first half of the 19th century and there's nary an instruction to shoot the first (or any) man that runs. I suppose if that was the standing order and I was...
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    Not in the manuals for a reason. Of course the...

    Not in the manuals for a reason. Of course the men shouldn't follow the spoken orders - they should look for which way the sword is pointing. If the rear files can't see they just ask their...
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    I've carried one quite a bit beyond a few hundred...

    I've carried one quite a bit beyond a few hundred yards over a given 2 day period. With the left hand on the scabbard it doesn't bump your leg and a slight tilt clears obstacles. I've no doubt some...
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    At the route step I'd think it'd be permissible...

    At the route step I'd think it'd be permissible but really never saw the point. Hooked up with the scabbard steadied by the left hand is quite comfortable on the march and both hands are free if...
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    It doesn't necessarily relate to the original...

    It doesn't necessarily relate to the original argument but I don't think you can make such an absolute statement in this case. The disagreement between North and South didn't begin the night before...
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    I don't think he's had much to say since Franklin.

    I don't think he's had much to say since Franklin.
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    Not with an imaginary bullet. :)

    Not with an imaginary bullet. :)
  10. DUFFERS SIMPLIFIED HEITMANS is due to come out...

    DUFFERS SIMPLIFIED HEITMANS is due to come out some time in early November and will cover even rare commands like "Smoke em if you got em".
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    The general trend was for the North to go by...

    The general trend was for the North to go by waterway and the South by town or place name.
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    Just out of curiosity how have you been cooking...

    Just out of curiosity how have you been cooking prior to this?
  13. http://www.scrippsmedia.com/newschannel5/news/TDOT...

    http://www.scrippsmedia.com/newschannel5/news/TDOT-Releases-Statement-On-Controversial-Statue-Seen-From-Interstate-65-312720521.html

    I have mixed feelings on this one, the statue is horrible. If...
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    Since we have a couple of members that know for a...

    Since we have a couple of members that know for a fact what some hundreds of thousands of men thought 150 years ago I guess there's nothing left to debate.
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    No personal assault is intended Steve, but there...

    No personal assault is intended Steve, but there seems to be somewhat of an attempt to demonize the South for their beliefs, (Oddly I expected some rabid Lost Causers but instead have seen much more...
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    Sorry, I guess I missed the boat. So slavery...

    Sorry, I guess I missed the boat. So slavery wasn't allowed and women and blacks were given the vote when the Government was formed?
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    You mean an example like "We hold these truths...

    You mean an example like "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" [And by "men" we mean white males that own property] ?
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    Not to worry, I don't see how anyone would...

    Not to worry, I don't see how anyone would construe this post as an attack on the guy. :cool:
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    Wow, makes you wonder why folks even wanted the...

    Wow, makes you wonder why folks even wanted the South back.
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    A big part of the issue is the death of U.S....

    A big part of the issue is the death of U.S. history. Folks don't have the knowledge to logic it out and they see the Confederacy & slavery in the same light as Nazi Germany & genocide. Slavery was...
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    The reasons for which folks on either side fought...

    The reasons for which folks on either side fought are certainly much more complex and diverse but it's very hard to read the South Carolina order of secession and not conclude slavery was the spark.
  22. So they raise the price and give a 3% discount if...

    So they raise the price and give a 3% discount if you don't use PayPal ? :cool:
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    I had a problem posting there recently but...

    I had a problem posting there recently but haven't tried since.
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    In ancient times when I raced motocross I paid to...

    In ancient times when I raced motocross I paid to get in, paid entry fees, risked life, limb and piston rings for paying spectators all in hope of getting a plastic trophy. But nobody forced me to...
  25. Ross I had that happen to me several times when...

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    I had that happen to me several times when I was selling off my stuff. Folks complain often about sellers that don't deliver what they say they will, there should also be a calling out of...
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