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lonestarbattleship · 26 days ago
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Vought OU-1 Floatplanes sitting on the catapult of USS New Mexico (BB-40). Photographed during a Good Will Tour at Sydney, Australia, circa July 23 to August 6, 1925.
ANMM: 00020978, 00020980
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misforgotten2 · a year ago
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USS New Mexico
From the photo album of my great uncle Lawrence Krettler's travels in the US Navy aboard the USS Altair 1923 - 1933 total mileage 85,020
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carbone14 · 2 months ago
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Les batteries de 127 mm du cuirassé USS New Mexico (BB-40) se préparent au bombardement de l'île de Saipan – 15 juin 1944
Photographe : Official U.S. Navy Photograph
©National Archives and Records Administration - 80-G-K-14162
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judgemark45 · 26 days ago
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(10/31/1943) The U.S. Navy heavy cruisers USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), USS Pensacola (CA-24) and USS New Orleans (CA-32) (listed from left to right) nested together at Pearl Harbor.. Ford Island is at the left, with the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37) under salvage at the extreme left, just beyond Salt Lake City's forward superstructure. Note the radar antennas, gun directors and 203 mm guns on these three heavy cruisers. Two New Mexico-class battleships are visible in the background between Pensacola and New Orleans. USN Image
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lambourngb · 11 months ago
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Day 2: AU get me out of here - places to go when canon is complicated
It’s Day 2 for @roswellnewmexicocreate, time to celebrate those stories that I turn to when I can’t deal with canon, or when I don’t have the emotional energy to untangle all the emotions I have for what’s going on in canon. Alternative universes, the safe harbor for us. Below are a mix of rewrites of canon, remixes of canon, or out right not even set in Roswell- to fill every type distance you want from canon- from near to far.
and the howl of the desert carries me home by @christchex​/ @michaels-blackhat​ (4,334) Alex runs into the desert to escape from his father with his guitar clutched to his chest. He plans to spend one last night playing before his father destroys it. Instead, he meets a cute boy with flowers in his curly hair and a lizard on his shoulder. He exchanges a song for a smile.
why i like it: I love everything about this story. Michael is totally a disney princess, and what a lovely way to save him from foster homes, but have him run away to the desert and use his alien powers to build his own little protective world. Looping in Nora’s plant powers like that, giving Michael a little animal friend, I love it all, but the show stealer is Alex Manes, playing music to coax the mystery boy out. It’s just incredibly soft.
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Heartbeat series by @adiwriting ​ (133,000 - in progress) During the lost decade, Alex gets Michael pregnant and Michael doesn't see or hear from him again for the next four and a half years. When Alex comes back to town, he discovers he has a daughter with Michael and they all have to figure out how to be a family.
why i like it: it has it all, installments with angst, installments with fluff, I can find whatever mood I am in by just pouring over this incredible series. I really don’t even like mpreg, but in RNM, with aliens it seems a little more probable to me and bless Britt, she goes light on the details but heavy on the kid aspect of it. I absolutely love Alex in this story, he’s richly characterized as a man who is trying hard while wandering unfamiliar territory like aliens, like being a dad, like being Michael’s boyfriend, and he doesn’t always get it right, but he’s loved regardless.
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tonight we are young @skinsharpenedteeth (8,137) Alex and Michael ditch the Evans' New Years Eve party to find their own fun and Alex gets his New Years kiss...(the underage tag is because they're both 17 in this.)
why i like it: I’m a sucker for teen!Malex, especially stories that take place before the shed. I love this little AU where Alex is thinking about making a move, but hasn’t yet. They are both adorable nervous babies, this feels very much how a softer teen!Malex first time would go. Perfectly characterized here, you can just feel the hopeful vibes they have at 17. I like to believe nothing bad ever happens to them again.
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you shift on a gear (it’s been a long year) by @backinmybodymp3 (28, 362) “Good morning,” Michael says. “What the hell did you do?” Alex asks, exasperated. (or: There were times, in some of the lower moments of the past however-many-days it’s been, where Michael had thought about what it might’ve been like to share this time loop with someone. He never imagined— well, he never imagined it’d be Alex.)
why i like it: I love time-loop stories! And this is just superb. The friendship dynamics of everyone involved, the Liz/Max wedding, Michael being a good brother, Michael trying so hard to keep this bullshit from dragging Alex in and then Alex being his usual reckless self when it comes to Michael, I absolutely dig this canon-divergent au. you can feel how much the author cares about everyone on the show in this story, and they really nail the Malex dynamic. This story came along just as season 3 did and it’s a true antidote to the malex drought on screen.
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the library by @arielana (9,657)  Alex had stopped too far away to hear exactly what they were saying, but their voices did carry over to where he was standing. The guy’s drawl had a melody to it that was vaguely familiar, but much deeper than the voice it reminded Alex of. God, that and the hair really brought some memories back.  Just as Alex told himself to stop secretly staring like a creep and walk over there, he turned slightly so that Alex got a glimpse of the side of his face.  Fuck!  Fuck, fuck, fuck! Twelve years ago Alex left Roswell to join the Air Force, nursing a broken heart and promising to never return. When work brings him back to New Mexico he runs into someone he’d been sure he’d never see again.
why i like it: the first kiss in the UFO emporium was groundbreaking, but I have to admit, I love stories that explore the almost-happened, where Malex reconnect as adults without the shadow of Jesse’s attack. I love how sharp Alex is in this story, he has all these walls as an adult built from that first rejection, but then he’s so completely unprepared to reconnect with Michael again. The clownery in this story by both of them is perfect! I also totally love Forrest as a gay best friend for Alex, trying to wingman Alex, that cracked me up.
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stellar light based life by @jocarthage (30,651) It’s not a memory if it’s something you see every day. It’s a trigger and it’s not one Alex wants to ever let go of.Alex saw Michael disappear into a blinding blue light, soft 17-year-old body pulled back into some kind of impossible vortex -- one hand, outstretched.
why i like it: another submission from 2020 RNM Big Bang, this story just wrecked me. I can’t even really put into words about how it hooked me and basically lives in my head now to the point I often mumble the first line to myself. Anyway, this AU takes a right turn at the shed attack, and goes full force scifi and tragic separation, I love it. In so many ways it reshapes Alex’s life but the core of who he is never changes, there’s so many great science geekery details about Michael’s planet and the astronaut journey that Alex takes, plus SANDERS... anyway, this is a fandom classic for me.
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Crossed Wires by @beautifulcheat, @ladynox (15,351) Michael's been kicked off more than one Starfleet posting. So when he learned he was reassigned to the USS Roswell, he decided that he would keep his head down and behave. This decision is immediately thwarted when he meets her hot Vulcan captain.This might be the first time Michael got kicked off a posting for flirting with a captain.
why i like it: Star Trek AU? I’m pretty easy. Seeing elements of Kirk and Spock’s tragic backstory blended into genius mechanic Michael Guerin and ice prince Alex Manes was amazing. I love how it’s serving with his family that brings Michael to the Enterprise, his bond with Max and Isobel was chef’s kiss good. The blend of Michael’s powers and Alex’s biology - I loved the balance even if it came with its own misunderstandings, but hey, this time it was cultural! lol
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I’m still here by @vague-shadows @pippsmcgee  (35,928) Treasure Planet AU in which Michael is the gifted young delinquent who found a treasure map, and Alex is a space pirate pawn in his Father's obsession with riches and legacy.
why i like it: I’ve never seen Treasure Planet, but I didn’t need to thoroughly enjoy this AU. This was the perfect mix of angst and sci-fi adventure, where the authors managed to make the shed even more horrifying. Jesse Manes is the absolute worst in this story, the levels of obsession he goes to find a treasure, and then Michael on his own collision course - the ability to write tense action is a gift, and it’s on display in this story. Cyborg!Alex took up a place in my heart and still lives there, where he only gets the nicest things.
If you like any of these recs, please leave a comment on the story or a kudo- a  ‘this was awesome’ is enough to propel an author into the stratosphere with happiness, so don’t worry about coming up with a unique, never before shared insight- sometimes a keyboard smash and emoji makes all  the difference!
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ansonmountdaily · a year ago
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Captain Pike's ready room aboard USS Discovery in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is "indigenous and cowboy themed", decorated with Navajo artwork, pottery, glass, rug, Frederic Remington horse sculptures, sofa and lobster chairs/recliners, wooden conference table from Pike’s childhood that had been hit by lightning, and a screen of the starry sky above Mojave desert.
Tamara Deverell, production designer: "When we decided we were going to do the ready room for Captain Pike I, of course, watched "The Cage" and went back to TOS and looked a lot at the character. We talked a lot to the writers as well about what his backstory is, what his history was, where he is from in Mojave, what he collected and what he brought with him. He brought stuff. We had stuff from New Mexico, from Mojave, from Arizona and we brought all of that in.
He had a table that he brought in that was his table from childhood that had been hit by lightning. So, there was a whole backstory and richness and the other aspect was that he was a warm character who wanted to welcome people. He didn't want a cold space. He wanted people to come in, so we had a sitting area. We made a bigger space and place where you could have a meeting.
So, it wasn't just his ready room. It is a place that you can imagine him falling asleep. Having some Cheese-Its and falling asleep watching his iPad. We really wanted that comfortable vibe. He was a cowboy, so we put in Remington sculpture, Navajo artwork and pottery. We brought in all these things that were Pike, his welcoming warm, cozy world." - Trekmovie.com interview, Feb 11 2019
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ladynox · a year ago
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Nox’s Fanish Content: Roswell New Mexico
Fanfic
Solo
i thought i was a fool for no one/oh baby, i'm a fool for you (status: complete; malex)
Summary: Alex loved Michael like this, warm and pliant under his touches. Accepting whatever was given to him, no matter how gentle or rough or teasing, until he couldn't take it any longer. Until Michael had to pull back, drop to his knees, and plead: "Alex"
For RNM after Dark
palabras sinceras (status: complete; malex)
Summary: In which Alex gets turned into a cat and Michael frets.
Podfic by the amazing Cath w/ cover art by the superb DrLemurr
Rough Stock (status: complete; miluca)
Summary: Michael just wanted to live in this moment forever, where nothing else mattered but the two of them.
i could make you smile if you stayed a while (status: complete; miluca with background malexa)
Summary: The morning after The Threesome was full of uncertainty. Maria sorts through the emotional aftermath of the night before.
Podfic by the lovely Cath
Broken Sign (status: complete; miluca) 
Summary: It's almost like the Wild Pony itself is annoyed with her for breaking up with Guerin.
i set my clocks early cause i know i'm always late (status: complete; Michael & Maria)
Summary: S3E3 coda. Maria confronts Michael on his behavior.
A New Year, A New Hope  (status: complete; malex)
Summary: New Years Day fic
A Tremendous Thing  (status: complete, marilex friendship, background malexa)
Summary: Alex gives Maria a gift.
Written for the Maria DeLuca Healing Crystals Celebration
Six  (status: hiatus; malex)
Summary: Michael had known it was stupid to go through Albuquerque. Big cities were always full of Infected, which are bad sure, but also people which are the absolute worst. Michael would take a raving horde of zombies hungry for human flesh over living and breathing people any day. But cutting through Albuquerque was the fastest path to Roswell. Michael didn’t want to go around. He’d been separated from his siblings long enough.
Co-authored with @beautifulcheat​
The Great New Mexico Fake-Off  & Petit Four (status: complete; malexa; background forlex & echo) 
Fake-Off Summary: Michael had tons of secrets. Sex secrets, murder secrets, alien secrets… they defined him. Most of them, he hated keeping. There was one secret, however, that he was determined to take to the grave. Or Michael learns to bake. Or cakes are a metaphor for Michael's love.
P4 Summary: While Michael attempts to hide his new baking habit, life in Roswell continues and the people around him have some things to say about all the cakes that are popping up.
Note: Petit Four are a series of short companion/background pieces to The Great New Mexico Fake-Off. They are meant to be read in tandem with Fake-Off.  
Art by the fantastic Lychee Jelly (spoilers for chapter 4) 
cause you're the one who resonates (status: complete; malexa)
Michael and Alex were so handsome together, so soft and effortlessly intimate. Maria couldn't help but imagine how nice it would be settled between them, warm and safe... It's time to go, Maria thinks. Alex disagrees.
For RNM after Dark
Crossed Wires (status: complete; malex) 
Summary: Michael's been kicked off more than one Starfleet posting. So when he was reassigned to the USS Roswell, he decided to keep his head down and behave. This decision is immediately thwarted when he meets her hot Vulcan captain. This might be the first time Michael got kicked off a posting for flirting with a captain.
Podfic by the lovely Cath with absolutely gorgeous cover art by mythras_fire
Art by the amazing Slynella 
Dealing with Dragons (status: complete; miluca)
Summary: In which a rebel princess meets a recalcitrant dragon
Note: Part 1 of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Milestones (status: hiatus; malexa, background echo) 
Summary: Maria, Michael and Alex have been in a v poly relationship for years. Peacefully cohabiting together. That peace is upended when Maria realizes she's pregnant.
The Truth Is Right Here  (status: ongoing; eventual malexa, background Kyliz, endgame kaliz) 
Summary: Maria Deluca and Alex Manes had been partners, both in the X-Files department and in marriage, for years. They each had their own reasons to search for the truth, and it just made sense to do it together. Michael Guerin was just a con trying to keep his head down, serve his time, and not attract the wrong type of attention. He definitely had not bargained on being loaned out to a couple of alien hunters.
Edits/shitposts
Malex
Miluca
Manes family 
Malexa 
Marilex
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justinfranktidwell · 10 months ago
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Dune Loop, White Sands National Park, Southern New Mexico, USS, 29 September 2021.😎
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scthcole · 3 months ago
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SETH COLE. 32. First Mate for the Cayuga Lake State Park. Salt of the Earth.
INTERACTIONS | MUSINGS
QUICK STATS
Full Name: Seth Cole
Age: 32
Birthday: April 28, 1990
Nationality: American
Occupation: First Officer/First Mate for the Cayuga Lake State Park
Gender: Cisgender Male
Sexual Orientation: Demisexual (Strong Preference to Females)
Positive Traits: Adroit, Consistent, Decisive
Negative Traits: Single-Minded, Selective, Idealistic
FAMILY: The Cole family are the Salt of the Earth type: they work hard rather than work smart. They have a very modest house in a very modest plot of land out near the outskirts of town. Seth’s father was military-turned-fisher (almost the same as he would be) while his mother was a seamstress who had her small store downtown until recently. There’s food in the table, just enough. It’s a modest life, it’s a good life.
CHILDHOOD: Seth was born and raised in Ithaca– by its lake, by its woods, by its quiet. Everyone knew him and his family. He’s the fourth generation Cole to live there, and he wouldn’t be the last. He sees his childhood as normal, typical: he had his childhood friends who grew to be in the same group in high school. He played baseball – caught more foul balls and strikeouts in the outfield in his high school than anyone before him. It’s uneventful, he thinks. For him, the highlight of those days was that time he got his license and he and his younger brother drove from Ithaca to New Mexico for the summer.
YOUNG ADULTHOOD: He was only in college for a semester, taking up BS Biology, before he dropped out. College is not for everyone, and he’s part of that “not everyone.” He tried, of course he did – his ma wanted him to, and so he did – but it just wouldn’t fit. On his last week of that semester, he went down to the Navy’s recruitment office, signed up, and left Ithaca five months after.
MILITARY: He served – just has his father, just as his brother, just as his grandfather, and almost all the men in their family before him. He enlisted in the Navy at age 19, and would only get out 7 years after. His time in the military rooted him to himself even more. He served in the US Navy Pacific Fleet, rose the ranks slow as molasses (as everyone did.) By the time he got out, he was a Petty Officer First Class aboard the USS Chaffee. He would have served longer, but he fell in love.
MARRIAGE: Seth has always been a romantic, through and through. His mother dotted him, his father guided him. When he was younger, they told him to be careful because he wore his heart on his sleeve: it’s going to be broken so many times before he meets the one, before he meets his wife (wanted connection). Seth was on furlough when he met his wife. It was a slow burn: he knew more of how to command men and take orders than to woo anyone. The friendship came easy after: they would talk for hours, laughed and teased.  Still, on that day, when he got home to his mother, Seth told ma that he’s found the one. Due to Seth’s idealistic nature and commitment to the Navy, their relationship progressed slowly and… very traditionally. A year after Seth retired from the military, his wife and Seth got married on a warm, early July morning, and have been happily married since. He has been blessed: it’s a modest life, it’s a good life.
OCCUPATION: Right after Seth got out of the military, he was offered to join the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic in Cayuga Lake. A former Navy sergeant he had served with when he was younger referred him. He’s always loved the lake. His father was also a fisherman, and he knew how to earn his keep. He’s been working at Cayuga Lake for almost 6 years now. Whenever people ask what his job is, he would always humbly say he’s just someone who works at the lake. In truth, he is the first mate of a 7-man strong ranger vessel, with a promotion to be a captain in the horizons.
CURRENT ARC: Seth and his wife have been married for almost 5 years now. He’s very much in love with her still (and will always be), but when Seth married his wife, he had a picture of a family together in mind. Six years of marriage and still childless. Although they try (and enjoy trying), it’s been starting to weigh in on Seth. He’s 32 years old now, and his ideal image of a family has yet to be realized.
PERSONALITY: Seth is an idealist and a dreamer. Once he sets his mind on a goal or a dream, he finds that it is his responsibility to himself to make it into reality. When he was younger, he promised his ma and pa that he’ll be with them ‘til they’re old and take care of them, give them grandchildren and name one of them after his maternal grandfather. That’s been his dream since he was 12 and he’s still working on it consistently. He is responsible through and through, and this is not just the product of a decade in the military, it is the core of a man who understands that commitment and consistency are not the be taken lightly.
EXTRAS
Seth is scared of small dogs, lma0. He’s deathly scared of Pomeranian
Seth had a twin who was a stillborn. His name was Abek. Together with his younger brother, their parents named them Cain, Abel, and Seth – after the sons of Adam and Eve. Neither of his parents are religious.
Climate change is a huge and personal issue for Seth. He has seen its effects in the firsthand. As such, whenever possible, he prefers to take public transportation or just walk.
SUMMARY: Seth is an Ithaca Local Man who rides a boat in the lake for a living. Hahahaha
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memories-lost-in-rain · 3 months ago
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US Sailors preparing to bombard the island of Saipan with the 5/25 battery of the USS New Mexico 15 of June 1944
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melmac78 · 6 months ago
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Well to put how big Texas is in perspective… and I’m using miles here:
It is closer for me to go to Cloudcroft, New Mexico on a vacation than Dallas, Texas.
About 50 miles…. And that still is longer than to the other place I’d visit in New Mexico.
Also looking to be cheaper as one place I want to go - the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo… is $8 bucks just museum, $11 if I wanted to go to planetarium too.
For comparison - the tour of the USS Lexington - which I love doing and will do again in a heartbeat: $17.
White Sands itself is a bit too high, but I can go there up to its gift shop. Plus… I’d rather not go there by myself as it’s essentially a desert.
But yeah… that’s my next trip, coming soon and masks won’t be too bad of still in play (currently indoors unless eating/drinking, but lifting by March 4)
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lonestarbattleship · 14 days ago
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USS New Mexico (BB-40) undergoing modernization at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on August 4, 1932.
NHHC: NH 64513
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Imagine If You Will...
An AU where the Avengers and co. are the crew of a Starfleet ship and go around causing absolute mayhem.
Seriously, think about it.
Captain Steven Grant Rogers of the USS Avenger, one of the youngest in the fleet, especially to command the Flagship of the entire fleet. Commander Sam Wilson as his First Officer and confidant. Commander Anthony Stark as the Chief Engineer, a former billionaire playboy and heir to a tech empire who joined the fleet to flip his dad the finger and found true purpose among his comrades.
Commander Bruce Banner as the mild mannered Chief Science Officer with hidden temper that got him thrown off more ships then he could count.  Dr. Stephen Strange as the CMO who was far too good at keeping people in the infirmary and lacked bedside manner. Lt. Commander Natasha Romanoff and Commander Clint Barton as a fearsome duo as the communications officer and pilot respectively, with Lt. Commander Jane Foster, an astrophysicist Bruce and Tony poached from a New Mexico lab.
Along with Jane came Darcy Lewis, the ships counselor/pseudo scientist wrangler. Steve’s never been happier now that the lab explosions have dropped by forty percent. And last but not least was Thor Odinson, the Chief Security Officer picked up from Asgard after Odin kicked him out. Steve and Sam met him on an away mission and adopted him into the crew.
And not just them either.
Scott Lang got thrown onto the ship for probation and the Avenger and her crew gave him the space to grow into an actual adult, he even became the 2IC of the engineering section and promoted to Lt. Commander. He, Tony, Jane and Bruce frequently make Steve and Darcy almost scream with rage a lot. Cassie now has a permanent guest room on the ship and Natasha keeps teaching her bad habits. He and Lt. Commander Hope van Dyne have a will-they-won’t-they thing going on and there are several bets made on it.
Ensign Peter Parker and Ensign Harley Keener were the babies of the ship, protected by all. The baby geniuses were the engineering sections’ pride and joy, Tony and Scott taking them under their wings. Harley got thrown out of his house and after Aunt May died, joining his parents and Uncle Ben, Peter joined the federation for lack of a better option. The two ensigns are best friends and mini terrors.
Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson are starfleet attorneys that are almost permanently assigned to bailing out the Avenger crew members when they get into trouble on shore leave
There’s so much potential. I can almost taste it. And I haven't even gotten started on the villains. Would anyone like to read a fic like this? Is there already a fic like this? If so please let me know!
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brookstonalmanac · 7 months ago
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Events 12.27
537 – The construction of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is completed. 1512 – The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World. 1521 – The Zwickau prophets arrive in Wittenberg, disturbing the peace and preaching the Apocalypse. 1655 – Second Northern War/the Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a month-long siege. 1657 – The Flushing Remonstrance articulates for the first time in North American history that freedom of religion is a fundamental right. 1703 – Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England. 1814 – War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. 1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. 1836 – The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing eight people. 1845 – Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia. 1845 – Journalist John L. O'Sullivan, writing in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argues that the USA had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country "by the right of our manifest destiny". 1911 – "Jana Gana Mana", the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. 1918 – The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins. 1918 – Ukrainian War of Independence: The Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine occupies Yekaterinoslav and seizes 7 airplanes from the UPRAF, establishing an Insurgent Air Fleet. 1922 – Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world. 1927 – Kern and Hammerstein's musical play Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical play, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway. 1929 – Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin orders the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class". 1932 – Radio City Music Hall, "Showplace of the Nation", opens in New York City. 1935 – Regina Jonas is ordained as the first female rabbi in the history of Judaism. 1939 – The 7.8 Mw  Erzincan earthquake shakes eastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). At least 32,700 people were killed. 1939 – Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja. 1945 – The International Monetary Fund is created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations. 1949 – Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies. 1966 – The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. 1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon. 1978 – Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of fascist dictatorship. 1983 – Pope John Paul II visits Mehmet Ali Ağca in Rebibbia's prison and personally forgives him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter's Square. 1985 – Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside the airports of Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria. 1989 – The Romanian Revolution concludes, as the last minor street confrontations and stray shootings abruptly end in the country's capital, Bucharest. 1991 – Scandinavian Airlines System Flight 751 crashes in Gottröra in the Norrtälje Municipality in Sweden, injuring 25. 1996 – Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram Airfield which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul, Afghanistan. 1997 – Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. 2002 – Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia. 2004 – Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet. 2007 – Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident. 2007 – Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis. 2008 – Operation Cast Lead: Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza. 2009 – Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, Iran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators. 2019 – Bek Air Flight 2100 crashes during takeoff from Almaty International Airport in Almaty, Kazakhstan, killing 13.
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judgemark45 · a year ago
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USN Battleships USS Idaho (BB-42) and USS New Mexico (BB-40), circa 1938.
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quakerjoe · a year ago
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“VIOLENCE WILL NOT BRING CHANGE.”
That’s what Biden said in his latest advert.
Are we kidding ourselves here? Seriously? It’s the AMERICAN WAY! Let’s review a little history...
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1619: SLAVERY BEGINS  in AMERICA
American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
Cherokee–American wars (1776–1795) USA v. Native Americans
Northwest Indian War (1785–1793) USA v. Native Americans
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Shays' Rebellion (1786–1787) USA v. Citizens During Debt Crisis
Whiskey Rebellion (1791–1794) USA v. Citizens over TAXES
Quasi-War (1798–1800) Naval Pissing Match- USA v. France
Fries Rebellion (1799–1800) USA . PA Dutch Farmers over TAXES
First Barbary War (1801–1805) USA & Sweden v. N. Africa (Pirates)
German Coast Uprising (1811) Slave Rebellion in New Orleans v. USA
Tecumseh's War (1811) Native Annihilation.
War of 1812 (1812–1815) USA v. Britain over UK’s seizure of ships and men
Creek War (1813–1814) USA v. Alabama Native Americans
Second Barbary War (1815) Again.
First Seminole War (1817–1818) USA v. Florida Native Americans
Texas–Indian Wars (1820–1875) USA v. Texas Natives & Spain/Mexico
Arikara War (1823)  USA v. Sioux Native Americans
Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations of the United States (1825–1828)
Winnebago War (1827) USA v. Wisconsin Native Americans
First Sumatran expedition (1832) USA v. Indonesia
Black Hawk War (1832) USA v. Ill & Mich Native Americans
Texas Revolution (1835–1836) USA v. Mexico to steal Tex-ass
Second Seminole War (1835–1842) USA v. Native Americans in Florida
Second Sumatran expedition (1838)
Aroostook War (1838) USA v. Britain over N. Brunswick & Maine Border
Ivory Coast expedition (1842) USA v. Bereby, W. Africa against Slavers
Mexican–American War (1846–1848) USA v. Mexico to seize TX, NM & CA
Cayuse War (1847–1855) USA v. Oregon Native Americans (Annihilation)
Apache Wars (1851–1900) USA v. Apache Native Americans in s.west
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Bleeding Kansas (1854–1861) USA v. USA Kansas & Missouri Conservative PRO-Slavery versus Abolitionist/Progressive ANTI-Slavery in new territories.
Puget Sound War (1855–1856) USA v. coastal Wash. State Native Americans
First Fiji expedition (1855) USA v. Fiji over the islanders not wanting rich American fucks there anymore. We did away with that by force, by Harry!
Rogue River Wars (1855–1856) USA v. Oregon Native Americans
Third Seminole War (1855–1858) USA purges last of Florida Natives
Yakima War (1855–1858) USA v. Washington Native Americans
Second Opium War (1856–1859) USA, Britain & France v. China over forcing the Chinese to buy opium to keep them compliant
Utah War (1857–1858) USA v. The F’n MORMONS  This was the Waco Tex-Ass of its time.
Navajo Wars USA v. New Mexico Native Americans (Long Walk)
Second Fiji expedition (1859) USA v. Fiji. We told them once...
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry (1859) USA v. USA, Prelude to Civil War
First and Second Cortina War (1859–1861) USA (Then CSA) v. Mexico in TX
Paiute War (1860) USA v. Nevada Native Americans
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American Civil War (1861–1865) USA v. CSA
Yavapai Wars (1861–1875) USA v. AZ Native Americans
Dakota War of 1862 (1862) USA v. Minnesota & Dakota Native Americans
Colorado War (1863–1865) USA v. Colorado, Wyoming & Nebraska Natives
Shimonoseki War (1863–1864) UK, USA, France, Dutch v. Japan over straight between Japan’s own islands.
Snake War (1864–1868) USA v. Native Americans in Oregon, Nevada, Idaho & California
Powder River War (1865) USA v. Native Americans in Montana & Dakota
Red Cloud's War (1866–1868) USA v. Native Americans in Wyoming & Montana
Formosa expedition (1867) USA v. Taiwan Natives in response to massacre of crew of wrecked USS Rover, a small bark.
Comanche Campaign (1867–1875) USA v. Native Americans in western states/territories
Korea expedition (1871) USA v. Korea in retaliation for being shot at because they hated us.
Modoc War (1872–1873) USA v. Native Americans in N. Cali & Oregon.
Red River War (1874–1875) USA v. Native Americans in S.W. 
Las Cuevas War (1875) USA/TX v. Mexican Raiders
Great Sioux War of 1876 (1876–1877) USA v. Native Americans in S.W.
Buffalo Hunters' War (1876–1877) USA v. Native Americans in TX & OK
Nez Perce War (1877) USA v. Native Americans in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming & Montana
Bannock War (1878) USA v. Native Americans in Oregon, Idaho & Wyoming
Cheyenne War (1878–1879) USA v. Native Americans in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, S. Dakota and Montana
Sheepeater Indian War (1879) USA v. Native Americans in Idaho
Victorio's War (1879–1881) USA/Mexico v. Apache in Mexico
White River War (1879–1880) USA v. Native Americans in Colorado
Pine Ridge Campaign (1890–1891) USA v. Native Americans in S. Dakota
Garza Revolution (1891–1893) USA & Mexico v. Mexican Revolutionaries
Yaqui Wars (1896–1918) USA/Mexico v. Native Americans in Mexico & AZ
Second Samoan Civil War (1898–1899) USA v. Germany over Samoa Control because screw the natives already living there.
Spanish–American War (1898) USA v. Spain- when the US wanted to bugger Spain and used the likely accidental destruction of the USS Maine (”Remember the Maine!”) in Havana Harbor as an excuse for war.
Philippine–American War (1899–1902) USA v. Philippines because we won you from Spain in the last war; screw you if you’re a native on the island.
Moro Rebellion (1899–1913) USA v. Philippines because while we’re here, we’ll meddle in your politics too.
Boxer Rebellion (1899–1901) USA v. China because they wanted those douchebag imperialists, foreigners and goddamn Christians to simply fuck the hell off back to where they came from because they suck.
Crazy Snake Rebellion (1909) USA v. OK Native Americans because Americans just LOVE betraying treaties and killing the native population.
Border War (1910–1919) USA v. Mexico & Germany because it’s more fun to play with guns and kill one another rather than sit at a table with a map and come to an amicable agreement. 
Negro Rebellion (1912) USA v. Cuba (under US control from war with Spain) where we literally went in and slaughtered Afro-Cubans for wanting freedom. (Part of the Banana Wars)
Occupation of Nicaragua (1912–1933) USA v. Nicaragua where the US seized land and occupied it because a canal was going to be built and never was. Oops.  (Part of the Banana Wars)
Bluff War (1914–1915) USA v. Native Americans in Utah and Colorado. Again. Why should the last generation have all the fun, right?
Occupation of Veracruz (1914) USA v. Mexico. Because fuck those Mexicans, right?
Occupation of Haiti (1915–1934) USA v. Haiti because why not? We own you now.  (Part of the Banana Wars)
Occupation of the Dominican Republic (1916–1924) USA v. D.R. because we may as well own you too while we’re in the area.
World War I (1917–1918)
USA arriving very late in the “War to End All Wars”. “Thanks for nothing,” said the allies, “But please; take all the credit.”
Russian Civil War (1918–1920) USA & Europe v. Bolshevik Russia which didn’t end well for the USA & allies. We totally lost that one.
Last Indian Uprising (1923) USA v. Native Americans in Utah because we’d rather have Mormons than the Ute and the Paiute tribes.
World War II (1939–1945)
USA fights Japan covertly in the Pacific, aiding China against Japanese aggression. USA assists Britain and occupied Europe against the FASCIST regimes of Hitler’s Nazis and Mussolini in Italy and fucks off until the Attack of Pearl Harbor in 1941. “Oh, THIS shit again?” asks Europe. “Showing up late YET AGAIN, but sure; hey, USA, take all the credit yet again. Seriously, fuck you guys. Thanks for the assist, but we could have saved millions of lives of you’d gotten of your fat asses YEARS ago!”
Korean War (1950–1953) USA v. N. Korea in a proxy war with the USSR and China because fuck those commies, right? We won, even though they kicked our asses and a formal treaty was NEVER signed so technically the war is actually STILL ON.
Laotian Civil War (1953–1975) USA v. Laos and those commie scumbags. Yep. We don’t talk about this one because we LOST.
Lebanon Crisis (1958) USA v. Lebanon, Beirut, because we like Christians and fuck those Muslim twats, right? (God, we’re not a good people in the US...)
Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961) USA & Cuban Revolutionaries v. Cuban Government because fuck the commies. Maybe if we help, we’ll own Cuba again... Oops. Nope. Totally fucked that up.
Simba rebellion, Operation Dragon Rouge (1964) USA and EU Allies v. S.E. Asia in amounted to a total clusterfuck that dissolved Vietnam and was a precursor there as well as other areas. It helped the rise of dictators all throughout the region. Khmer Rouge anyone?
Vietnam War (1955–1975) USA, S. Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand etc. v. China-backed, USSR backed N. Vietnam. The Imperialist WEST v. the Communist EAST. That ended in a shit-show for the West like all proxy wars in southeast Asia do.
Communist insurgency in Thailand (1965–1983) USA/Local allies v. China/ally backed communist rebels. Pretty much a draw that petered out and Communism didn’t really stick... sort of.
Korean DMZ Conflict (1966–1969) USA v. N. Korea because they attempted to convince the S. Koreans to rise up and join the North, throwing out the WEST. No dice for them.
Dominican Civil War (1965–1966) USA v. Dom. Republic insurgents to restore Dem elected government. It worked so well that we would decide never to really do that sort of thing again when doing it the opposite way gets us more money.
Insurgency in Bolivia (1966–1967) USA (CIA) & Bolivia stomp out Che Guevara because we’ll have none of this uprising shit.
Cambodian Civil War (1967–1975) USA v. Cambodian communists, because we were in the area anyway... “THE KILLING FIELDS” happened.
War in South Zaire (1978) USA & Allies v. USSR & Allies in Africa. Yes, another Cold War proxy war. Finally, the US wins one. Yay.
Gulf of Sidra encounter (1981) USA v. Libya- a pissing contest over a line in the water. Libyan fighters fire upon US fighters and get their asses handed to them. USA! USA! USA!
Multinational Intervention in Lebanon (1982–1984) USA joins the U/N to shaft the P.L.O. and Muslims in Lebanon because fuck them and we love Israel.
Invasion of Grenada (1983) USA v. Cuban-backed commie bastards who overthrew the democratically elected government. I know we said we wouldn’t do that again, but we hate Cuba more than these guys.
Action in the Gulf of Sidra (1986) USA v. Libya because fuck you, Qaddafi, and that bullshit line in the water. We’re sending a carrier group in to show YOU where the REAL line is.
Bombing of Libya (1986) USA v. Libya because they keep bombing shit around Europe and they make us keep coming back. France still likes Libya and wouldn’t let US fighters through their airspace as they left German air bases. US pilots were a bit fatigued having to go around the long way and ‘accidentally’ bombed the French Embassy in Libya...
Tanker War (1987–1988) USA v. Iran because fuck them, that’s why. Iran & Iraq were duking it out and Iran thought shooting at US and allied shipping would be good fun. USS Vincennes then shot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290 passengers; 66 of which were children. Yeah, we totally fucked that up hard-core.
Tobruk encounter (1989) USA v. Libya. Again. That line. US F-14′s splash their MIGs. Now, stay. Good Libya.
Invasion of Panama (1989–1990) USA v. Panama dictator Manuel Noriega because he’s an evil cunt. No, not really. It was because he wouldn’t play ball with the US and the CIA. He was a drug lord anyway so fuck him.
Gulf War (1990–1991) USA & Allies v. Iraq because Saddam Hussein needed his dick slapped the fuck back out of Kuwait, a US & EU ally.
Iraqi No-Fly Zone Enforcement Operations (1991–2003) USA v. Iraq, because every now and then we had to go blow up some of their shit and keep them in their place.
First U.S. Intervention in the Somali Civil War (1992–1995) USA & Allies v. Somalia because why not? Lots of shooting, lots of dead, and nothing accomplished. The war is STILL going on.
Bosnian War (1992–1995) USA v. Bosnian, post USSR dictators because the US/NATO won’t act until AFTER the genocides...
Intervention in Haiti (1994–1995) USA v. Haiti, because damn it, we’ll restore your democratically elected government and put down that coup... for a price...
Kosovo War (1998–1999) USA and a fuck ton of allies v. Russia-backed Yugoslavia because human rights violations are for US southern CSA states only, fuckers. We sort of won this ‘contest’.
Operation Infinite Reach (1998) USA v. Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, because fuck those ‘towelheads’ we helped push out the Russians! How dare they turn on us imperialists when we treat them like peasants and shit on them? What nerve! How will Big Pharma keep up their poppy fields now? This means war...
THE 21st CENTURY
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
2003 invasion of Iraq (2003) &  Iraq War (2003–2011)
War in North-West Pakistan (2004–present)
Second U.S. Intervention in the Somali Civil War (2007–present)
Operation Ocean Shield (2009–2016) USA v. Somali pirates
International intervention in Libya (2011) Because enough, Qaddafi. 
Operation Observant Compass (2011–2017) USA v. Uganda because of terrorist camps
American-led intervention in Iraq (2014–present) USA v. ISIS/ISIL in Iraq. Thanks, Obama; right?
American-led intervention in Syria (2014–present) USA v. ISIS/ISIL in Syria where we rounded up lots of ‘terrorist’ fighters.
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
American intervention in Libya (2015–present) USA v/ ISIS/ISIL in Libya. It’s as if the war in Iraq pissed off a ton of people in the region along with Israel’s expansion into Palestine territory over the years... Go figure.
THE TRUMP YEARS
Despite fucking over our allies in Syria and being far too cozy with Putin and Kim Jong Un and other dictators, sympathizing with Nazis in the US and having the KKK in his blood, trumplefuckstick hasn’t actually pushed any “NEW” wars upon the US so far. Sure, we’re in a state of chaos and about to collapse into a failed nation-state into that “shithole country” everyone thinks can’t happen here.
The point is:
“HEY JOE FUCKIN’ BIDEN! I DON’T MEAN TO THROW YOU OFF YOUR GAME HERE BUT WHILE I DO NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE, IT SEEMS THAT AS AMERICANS, IT’S THE ONLY WAY WE DO THINGS HERE TO GET SHIT DONE!”
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Still don’t believe me? How about some non-war stuff...
How about EVERY act of white supremacist, KKK driven TERROR on non-whites since the Civil War ended or of the slave owners before them?
How about how our first real “police” in the US were bounty hunters looking for runaway slaves?
How about the Tulsa race massacre when white mobs attacked the black residents and business of the Greenwood District in Tulsa because the good people of Oklahoma didn’t want them “uppity niggers” to be doing as well or better than the white racist fucks were doing. That learned ‘em, didn’t it?
Let’s not forget the anti-union suppression! How about the  Herrin Massacre? During a United Mineworkers of America nationwide strike union miners shot at strikebreakers working at the mine. The mine's guards killed three union miners on June 21, and the miners killed 20 strikebreakers and guards on June 22.
What about the Hanapepe Massacre? During a strike of Filipino sugar workers, in an attempt to rescue two hostage strikebreakers police killed 16 strikers, while strikers killed four law enforcement members.
Kent State shootings: During a protest of the bombing of Cambodia at the University, members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire, killing four and injuring nine people.
Jackson State University shooting: After responding to the University due to a growing unrest, officers opened fire on a dorm building and two students (one from a local high school) were killed and twelve were injured.
There are more, to be sure, but Mr. Biden, you ARE correct in one particular field here- gun violence. Look at this list HERE. So many acts of mass shootings going WAY back before Columbine. What’s been done about this by you, the Democrats or Republicans of the piece-of-shit NRA? Fuck-all NOTHING.
Your truth, Mr. Biden- in this instance, gun violence literally achieves NOTHING.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States#1920s
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