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#4161 bojan

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 1313 PM

....The Drug Store Shoe fitting machines are chief in my mind, but what else was out there? Radium Paint?

 

Everything! No joke, radiation was seen as a miracle cure, with "atomic baths" etc operating worldwide. And that is just a tip of it.

Recommended reading:

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/1605986801


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#4162 Roman Alymov

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 1503 PM

International designers conspiracy at work

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#4163 BansheeOne

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 0321 AM

I find Mast was Army, so what do you expect. :D

 

Or it's a comeback to all those Russian ads celebrating the troops of the Great Patriotic War (?) for which some design drones grabbed shots of US equipment from the net (buried somewhere in the "Because Russia" thread, I believe).


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#4164 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 0327 AM

Well she does look a bit like the USS Truxton, if you squint a bit...


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 0452 AM

 

....The Drug Store Shoe fitting machines are chief in my mind, but what else was out there? Radium Paint?

Everything! No joke, radiation was seen as a miracle cure, with "atomic baths" etc operating worldwide. And that is just a tip of it.
Recommended reading:
https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/1605986801

 

 
Toothpaste. Radon gas inhaling and anything else you can think of got added this newfangled magical radiation.  Just like today everything gets "nano" added with unknown risks.


 
 

I find Mast was Army, so what do you expect. :D
 
Or it's a comeback to all those Russian ads celebrating the troops of the Great Patriotic War (?) for which some design drones grabbed shots of US equipment from the net (buried somewhere in the "Because Russia" thread, I believe).


Wasn't there also a placard celebrating victory with a Tiger? :D

 
but back to US of A:

A creative critique of gerrymandering:

https://uglygerry.com/

"A FONT CREATED BY YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS"


It actually makes for readable letters.  ^_^​ 


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#4166 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 0457 AM

 

 

....The Drug Store Shoe fitting machines are chief in my mind, but what else was out there? Radium Paint?

Everything! No joke, radiation was seen as a miracle cure, with "atomic baths" etc operating worldwide. And that is just a tip of it.
Recommended reading:
https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/1605986801

 

 
Toothpaste. Radon gas inhaling and anything else you can think of got added this newfangled magical radiation.  Just like today everything gets "nano" added with unknown risks.



 

Even music has a half life...


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#4167 BansheeOne

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 0510 AM

A creative critique of gerrymandering:

https://uglygerry.com/

"A FONT CREATED BY YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS"


It actually makes for readable letters.  ^_^​

 

Certainly not worse than the writing in those "type the above to prove you're no robot" tests.


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#4168 Ivanhoe

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 2216 PM

Some crime data from LAPD;

 

http://assets.lapdon...eport-final.pdf

 

 

Of the 171 identified suspects, 52% were of Hispanic descent, and 40% were of Black descent. Other suspects included: White 6%, Asian 1.7%, and other descents 2%.

 

TOP 3 MODUS OPERANDI  FOR 2017

1.Gang                             

2.Dispute/Revenge

3.Domestic Violence

 

 

PREMISE   2017     2016

Street/Sidewalk                 58%     55%

Parking Lot   9%       6%

Single Family Dwelling   6%     11%

Multi-Unit Dwelling           5%       9%

 

The missing 22% is called out in a graphic as "Other Premises."

 

I'm quite surprised that residences only seem to add up to 11% of homicide locations in 2017. Not sure if that includes/excludes things like murder/suicides.

 

If you root around in the data, for LA it is pretty clear that the homicide rate of non-bangers isn't that high.


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 2327 PM

X-ray shoe fitting machines remaining in use into the 70s is eye opening.

 

Fake asbestos snow being used for general decorative purposes, and the history of asbestos usage in general, are as well.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0011 AM

My Mother told me about the X-Ray Shoe fitting machines. Even with the metal cases of dubious shielding the fact that you stuck your face over the viewing slit to look at the pretty effect of x-rays striking phosphors and emitting photons (and x-rays) up through your face.... Anyhow, she recalled playing with it and sticking one's hands in the slit for your feet so you could have your sibling look at them. I'd love to see data on kids who played with those and cancer rates. 


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0016 AM

I remember seeing one of those in a Chicago museum and being fascinated by it. A Trojan Horse brought forward into the 20th Century.

 

Would love to see that data as well. The key to defeating cancer is not only to study those who need treatment, but also those who do not.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 0156 AM

I remember seeing one of those in a Chicago museum and being fascinated by it. A Trojan Horse brought forward into the 20th Century.
 
Would love to see that data as well. The key to defeating cancer is not only to study those who need treatment, but also those who do not.


Unfortunately that data is very likely going to be hard to find. Most cancer deaths were recorded as other causes. My family has a hereditary bowel cancer carried in the male gene. My uncle traced back the family tree it killed about a quarter of the male line until it became treatable. He found that very few of the death certificates actually listed cancer as the cause of death it was usually listed as always another cause which were caused by the cancer.
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 1450 PM

Part of what that may show is that society's ability to accurately record and store related data in this context is still in its infancy. Getting to the next level of that ability will be vital to the goal of killing cancer as well.


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 0735 AM

Pretty neat.


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0453 AM

Date 03.11.2019

 

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after deadly shooting

 

The company said it would crack down on those who violate policies barring unauthorized parties at rental properties. Five people were killed in a shooting at a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental in California.

 

Following a deadly shooting in the US state of California, Airbnb announced on Saturday that it is banning "party houses" and stepping up measures to enforce its ban on unauthorized parties.

 

CEO Brian Chesky said the San Francisco-based company will expand manual screenings of "high-risk reservations," which would likely include one-night reservations at large houses.

 

The company plans to not only crack down on guests who violate its ban on unauthorized parties, but also on hosts who allow their homes to host such events. Those who fail to comply with the policies will be removed from the site.

 

"We must do better, and we will. This is unacceptable," Chesky wrote.

 

Deadly Halloween party

 

The move comes after a deadly shooting at an unauthorized Halloween party at an Airbnb rental in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda.

 

Five people died following the shooting, with three pronounced dead on the scene and two others dying at the hospital. The victims, who were all California residents, ranged in age from 19 to 29.

 

Orinda police described a "highly chaotic" scene when they arrived at the house, where over 100 people had gathered for the party. Police are still looking for a suspect in the shooting.

 

The event had been advertised on social media as a "mansion party" that was taking place at an Airbnb rental.

 

The owner of the home was suspicious that the renter planned on throwing a party at the property, and reportedly reminded the renter that no parties were allowed.

 

Large-scale parties have long posed an issue for Airbnb, which has more than 6 million short-term rental property listings worldwide.

 

https://www.dw.com/e...ting/a-51095161


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#4176 NickM

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 2120 PM

 

Date 03.11.2019

 

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after deadly shooting

 

The company said it would crack down on those who violate policies barring unauthorized parties at rental properties. Five people were killed in a shooting at a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental in California.

 

Following a deadly shooting in the US state of California, Airbnb announced on Saturday that it is banning "party houses" and stepping up measures to enforce its ban on unauthorized parties.

 

CEO Brian Chesky said the San Francisco-based company will expand manual screenings of "high-risk reservations," which would likely include one-night reservations at large houses.

 

The company plans to not only crack down on guests who violate its ban on unauthorized parties, but also on hosts who allow their homes to host such events. Those who fail to comply with the policies will be removed from the site.

 

"We must do better, and we will. This is unacceptable," Chesky wrote.

 

Deadly Halloween party

 

The move comes after a deadly shooting at an unauthorized Halloween party at an Airbnb rental in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda.

 

Five people died following the shooting, with three pronounced dead on the scene and two others dying at the hospital. The victims, who were all California residents, ranged in age from 19 to 29.

 

Orinda police described a "highly chaotic" scene when they arrived at the house, where over 100 people had gathered for the party. Police are still looking for a suspect in the shooting.

 

The event had been advertised on social media as a "mansion party" that was taking place at an Airbnb rental.

 

The owner of the home was suspicious that the renter planned on throwing a party at the property, and reportedly reminded the renter that no parties were allowed.

 

Large-scale parties have long posed an issue for Airbnb, which has more than 6 million short-term rental property listings worldwide.

 

https://www.dw.com/e...ting/a-51095161

 

 

Orinda is a very nice, lily white suburb in the San Francisco East Bay Area---apparently apparently, people that some on this board would categorize as 'Street Shits' rented the home for "family afflicted by the Sonoma County Fires" and instead threw a halloween party attended by 100+ partygoers. 'Street Shits gonna street Shit'™ so much bad behavior ensued.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 1137 AM

https://en.wikipedia...California#2010


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#4178 Ivanhoe

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 0743 AM

https://www.usatoday...ice/4162235002/

 

A man was stabbed to death on Monday night outside of a Popeyes restaurant during a fight over the fast-food chain's now-famous chicken sandwich, Maryland police said.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 1209 PM

Editorial: NAS commander had guts to speak up about quality of schools. We should listen.

 

True leaders take unpleasant truths head on. So we salute Commander of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Capt. Tim Kinsella, for speaking candidly at a recent luncheon hosted by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce about the harm that struggling schools impose on local military families. 

On the contrary, the reflexive defensiveness and finger-pointing from Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas betrays his own insecurities about a system that has been mired in mediocrity for too long. 

The contrast between the two couldn’t offer a more glaring juxtaposition of leadership qualities, and all local citizens — military and civilian — should take note of Capt. Kinsella's earnest concerns.      

Kinsella was speaking on behalf of military members who are under his command or those who may be called to duty in Pensacola. In an interview with the PNJ’s Jim Little, Kinsella said, "People shouldn't have to sacrifice their children's education to serve their country, and sometimes that's how they feel.” The commander said the quality of schools is the top concern for military families, and that the performance of Escambia County School District is deterring service in Pensacola. 

"They're looking at orders, and they get five different options for sets of orders, and NAS Pensacola is one of them," Kinsella said. "And they think that looks like a nice place — beautiful beaches, military friendly community, and then they start looking at the school district for what the base is zoned for. And very quickly NAS Pensacola goes to the bottom of the list."

https://www.pnj.com/...ols/4076693002/


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#4180 Rick

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 0751 AM

Editorial: NAS commander had guts to speak up about quality of schools. We should listen.

 

True leaders take unpleasant truths head on. So we salute Commander of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Capt. Tim Kinsella, for speaking candidly at a recent luncheon hosted by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce about the harm that struggling schools impose on local military families. 

On the contrary, the reflexive defensiveness and finger-pointing from Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas betrays his own insecurities about a system that has been mired in mediocrity for too long. 

The contrast between the two couldn’t offer a more glaring juxtaposition of leadership qualities, and all local citizens — military and civilian — should take note of Capt. Kinsella's earnest concerns.      

Kinsella was speaking on behalf of military members who are under his command or those who may be called to duty in Pensacola. In an interview with the PNJ’s Jim Little, Kinsella said, "People shouldn't have to sacrifice their children's education to serve their country, and sometimes that's how they feel.” The commander said the quality of schools is the top concern for military families, and that the performance of Escambia County School District is deterring service in Pensacola. 

"They're looking at orders, and they get five different options for sets of orders, and NAS Pensacola is one of them," Kinsella said. "And they think that looks like a nice place — beautiful beaches, military friendly community, and then they start looking at the school district for what the base is zoned for. And very quickly NAS Pensacola goes to the bottom of the list."

https://www.pnj.com/...ols/4076693002/

 

If you want better schools, you need better parents. Notice the plural in parents. A man and a woman becoming husband and wife, then mom and dad. 


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