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by Cousi
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Paranormal and The Occult.
Topic: Third Man Phenomenon
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Third Man Phenomenon

I had not heard of this until now. I wonder if this is similar to the "dark stranger" that people mention seeing after a tragedy? My more religious leanings incline me to think that this is some sort of guardian spirit; call it an angel or demon or whatever else you might choose. The fact that in th...
by Cousi
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 262
Views: 16636

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1783 - Sweden recognized the independence of the United States. We're still trying to put together the IKEA cannon they sent us in honor of the occasion. OK, the last part is somewhat apocryphal and may be the creation of an amateur historian's imagination. :) I've never owned anything from IKEA bu...
by Cousi
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 262
Views: 16636

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple things. First: 1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It was ratified by the necessary number of states on December 6, 1865. The amendment abolished slavery in the United States. 1876 - All Native American Indians were ordered to ...
by Cousi
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 262
Views: 16636

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

n11pilot wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:08 pm
1915 - The Coast Guard was created by an act of the U.S. Congress to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
Semper Paratus! :D
by Cousi
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: I Saw This New Firearm!
Replies: 51
Views: 3314

Re: I Saw This New Firearm!

We appreciate you participating on the forum! I love the daily dose of history. :)
by Cousi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: I Saw This New Firearm!
Replies: 51
Views: 3314

Re: I Saw This New Firearm!

[translated from geekspeak] Basically, if the image is on your machine, when you post it to the forum the forum software has to upload it to the server in order for it to be seen by other people. It doesn't create a link to your machine. With finances being what they are, we're using a low-cost solu...
by Cousi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 262
Views: 16636

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1907 - Charles Curtis, of Kansas, began serving in the United States Senate. He was the first American Indian to become a U.S. Senator. He resigned in March of 1929 to become U.S. President Herbert Hoover’s Vice President. I had no idea this had even happened. I honestly thought we hadn't had any F...
by Cousi
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: "Project Blue Book"
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: "Project Blue Book"

I haven't but I'm interested in opinions as well.
by Cousi
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 262
Views: 16636

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

n11pilot wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:58 pm
1773 - Captain Cook's Resolution became the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle.
Actually, he probably wasn't but it was the first documented crossing we have so ...
by Cousi
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Role-Playing Game Thread!
Replies: 38
Views: 3125

Re: The Role-Playing Game Thread!

Not all my villains have back stories but I like them to have believable motivations. I typically make them rather selfish in nature (i.e. immortality, take over the kindom/gather power, that sort of thing). I think no real villains think of themselves as 'evil'; even Hitler thought he was doing the...