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PugJesus PugJesus @lemmy.world

Cripple. History Major. Vaguely Left-Wing.

Alt of PugJesus for ensuring Fediverse compatibility and shit

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US hovercraft on patrol, Vietnam War, 1968
  • I think you'd need to put a lot of shots into the skirt to make the air loss significant enough to stop it.

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  • Hey, I'm down for gun enthusiasts getting weird guns. It's more environmentally friendly than a huge truck, that's for sure.

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  • Mostly I was just grabbing a pistol cartridge that I was vaguely familiar with to demonstrate the difference between a 'normal' round for a handgun and a 45-70.

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    Hoard of Roman gold coins, Britain, 2nd century AD

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    Xenophobia is only acceptable against ALIENS
  • That source poses a, uh, very curious look at race in the Medieval period.

  • You know what?
  • Davy Crockett derringer when

  • Wooden tablet showing a Persian man working at the Japanese Imperial Academy, 765 AD
  • "HOLY SHIT WHAT DO YOU MEAN PEOPLE OTHER THAN EUROPEANS CAN TRAVEL THIS IS LITERALLY 1984"

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  • No problem! That particular derringer is special-made to hold a 45-70. A more typical derringer would look more like this or this.

    Really, the only use case I can think of, other than "I like shooting powerful rounds", for the 45-70 is big-game hunting or self-defense against bears, lmao.

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  • Each one is a combination of 'Celestial Object' and 'synonym for deer'. The first two seem innocuous and fantastic enough, but they establish the pattern - letting the third be 'Starbucks', a real-life coffee shop chain.

  • Xenophobia is only acceptable against ALIENS
  • I’ll play the “Xeno-Scum!” screaming commissar as well as the medieval knight who thinks black people are naturally inferior.

    I get and agree with your overall point, but as a matter of petty pedantry (sorry) I have to point out that racism in that sense was pretty absent in the Medieval period, at least amongst Europeans, who saw Subsaharan Africans as more fascinating than inferior. "Black = Inferior" started developing with the slave trade in the 16th century, and didn't really hit full speed until the start of the 18th century.

    History is funny like that. Not ha-ha funny, unfortunately.

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  • Ah, smokeless powder! Ensuring mankind has more power than we know what to do with since the late 19th century.

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  • lmao the absolute madman

    This just in: Steve reports he has a stress fracture of the wrist.

    Sounds about right

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  • So, a derringer is a small pistol, usually with two shots, made for close-range self-defense. Normally they use, well, pistol rounds, like a 9mm, which has like, 700 joules of energy or someshit like that. When you fire a lightweight gun, you definitely get some kickback from it, even with a pistol round.

    A 45-70 is a big-ass rifle round with something like 4000 joules of energy behind it. You uh, you put that in a little derringer and pull the trigger, both you and your target are gonna feel it.

    This also might help put it into perspective

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    Bruh, this is a no parking zone

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    Wooden tablet showing a Persian man working at the Japanese Imperial Academy, 765 AD

    https://globalvoices.org/2016/10/08/new-discovery-about-persians-in-ancient-japan-generates-excitement/

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    Political Compass Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @lemmy.world

    ... does he know he doesn't have to be like this?

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    Year of the Five Emperors, 193 AD
  • Pertinax, my love...

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    Year of the Five Emperors, 193 AD

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    Political Compass Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @lemmy.world

    He loves his moms

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    10/10 kids books.
  • Someone needs to read better adult books.

  • Fucking pro-Constantinian propaganda
  • Explanation: The Roman Emperor Maxentius was the rival of the man who would become the first unambiguously Christian Emperor, Constantine. Constantine was very thorough in demonizing his rival after defeating him, and centuries of writers afterwards would denigrate him for the terrible sin of opposing Constantine.

  • Fucking pro-Constantinian propaganda
  • Explanation: The Roman Emperor Maxentius was the rival of the man who would become the first unambiguously Christian Emperor, Constantine. Constantine was very thorough in demonizing his rival after defeating him, and centuries of writers afterwards would denigrate him for the terrible sin of opposing Constantine.

  • It's going. I'm alive.
  • A friend of mine, married to a European, said that I should have been born in Europe, not the US, due to my hatred of small talk.