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« Reply #7080 on: June 13, 2019, 01:36:04 AM »
I wonder if it also has to do with "safety in numbers." I have heard modern, local cops complain if they ride solo. They don't even want to pull over a motorist without a second cop for back-up. Maybe the sidecar guarantees that they both arrive at the exact same time, and that there is always somebody aware, with both hands available and at the ready.

Perhaps the whole "stability" thing was just a cover story?
In the old days, it was always two cops to a patrol vehicle.  I felt upset when that changed.  It's just wrong.

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« Reply #7081 on: June 13, 2019, 01:41:09 AM »
I know, and apparently the dude failed to show up for the hearing.  I guess that's why the judge did that capias thing.  I noticed that the judge didn't scold the lady for threatening the perp's life.  Good for him.
Judges are very funny birds.  I had two civil cases in the same courthouse where the relevant facts were exactly the same.  One judge sided with me and shamed the perps.  The other judge did not side with me at all.  I asked her if she heard the last testimony the perps gave, and I repeated it to her.  She said she had not heard that, and she failed to review the audio.  She was crooked in spirit.

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« Reply #7082 on: June 18, 2019, 03:00:52 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 18, 1919.


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Miss Margaret Wilson (President's daughter), Mrs Edith Wilson (wife), Captain Evans, President Woodrow Wilson and Mrs Brand Whitlock at Zeebrugge, 18 June 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205324663 © IWM (Q 80029)


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« Reply #7083 on: June 19, 2019, 08:06:42 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 18, 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205324663 © IWM (Q 80029)
Can you imagine? That wouldn't pass basic contractor hiring illegals framing standards due to potential liability. I love the one cross brace.   

Miss, who never married, got big time involved in Indian mysticism, particularly Sri Ramakrishna. 


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« Reply #7084 on: June 19, 2019, 10:22:24 PM »
Can you imagine? That wouldn't pass basic contractor hiring illegals framing standards due to potential liability. I love the one cross brace.   

Miss, who never married, got big time involved in Indian mysticism, particularly Sri Ramakrishna. 


That stairway does look quite flimsy.  Wilson (in the light colored coat) had to have felt somewhat ill at ease going down it.  He couldn't have been in the best of health.  Didn't he suffer a stroke before heading back for home?

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« Reply #7085 on: June 19, 2019, 10:29:16 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., June 19, 1919.





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« Reply #7086 on: June 20, 2019, 02:58:09 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., June 19, 1919.






"Does work while sick." It sounds like he was just a little ahead of his time. Now it is almost an expectation of (some) companies. If you are well enough to be conscious, you are well enough to text, make calls, answer emails, place orders, finalize budgets and justify expenses.

I would say that it is not healthy at all to be that addicted to your job (and I say that as somebody who was that way for too long...)

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« Reply #7087 on: June 20, 2019, 05:41:19 PM »
That stairway does look quite flimsy.  Wilson (in the light colored coat) had to have felt somewhat ill at ease going down it.  He couldn't have been in the best of health.  Didn't he suffer a stroke before heading back for home?
Apparently the stroke happened in DC but apparently the tour completely exhausted him.
 
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodrow-wilson-suffers-a-stroke

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« Reply #7088 on: June 20, 2019, 05:44:16 PM »
"Does work while sick." It sounds like he was just a little ahead of his time. Now it is almost an expectation of (some) companies. If you are well enough to be conscious, you are well enough to text, make calls, answer emails, place orders, finalize budgets and justify expenses.

I would say that it is not healthy at all to be that addicted to your job (and I say that as somebody who was that way for too long...)
I had the same thoughts.  One notices though that often those in high positions or successful recognize the problem of the 24/7 working and instant communication/access have staff, etc to take care of details otherwise you would waste the whole day just replying to emails etc and not get any real work done.

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« Reply #7089 on: June 21, 2019, 03:31:12 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle Star., June 21, 1919.


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« Reply #7090 on: June 21, 2019, 05:11:20 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle Star., June 21, 1919.



They didnít mess around back then. :D

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« Reply #7091 on: June 21, 2019, 04:10:12 PM »

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« Reply #7092 on: June 23, 2019, 02:32:50 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 23, 1919.


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Whole: the title occupies the majority of the upper three-quarters, in black. The text occupies the top edge and lower quarter, in black. Further text is positioned in the bottom right corner, in white, held within a red shield design. All set against a white background. image: text only. text: MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1919. WE WILL SIGN -GERMAN OFFICIAL Evening News LATE EXTRA
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/31304 © IWM (Art.IWM PST 13001)

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« Reply #7093 on: June 24, 2019, 03:33:13 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 24, 1919.


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The North Russia Intervention, 1918-1920.  The Commander in Chief, possibly General Frederick Cuthbert Poole, addressing Serbian troops prior to a medals ceremony, Medvedje-Gora, 24th June 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205251489 © IWM (Q 16755)

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« Reply #7094 on: June 24, 2019, 03:42:56 AM »
the Imperial War Museum

Literally fake and gay.

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« Reply #7095 on: June 25, 2019, 04:35:44 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., June 25, 1919.


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« Reply #7096 on: June 26, 2019, 03:45:50 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 26, 1919.


THE DANGERFIELD PRINTING CO. LTD. LONDON. C.S.6958. Wt W 1721. PP 1384. 26-6-19. 25,000 (E 5063)   
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/31549  © IWM (Art.IWM PST 13491)

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« Reply #7097 on: June 26, 2019, 02:24:17 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram., June 26, 1919.


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« Reply #7098 on: June 28, 2019, 07:58:31 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Carson City Daily Appeal., June 28, 1919.





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« Reply #7099 on: June 28, 2019, 08:20:54 PM »

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« Reply #7100 on: July 01, 2019, 04:53:03 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram., June 26, 1919.



I think that more people should make their own coffins...

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« Reply #7101 on: July 04, 2019, 04:07:03 AM »
I think that more people should make their own coffins...
For sure.  I'm putting an oxygen tank and a shovel in my coffin.

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« Reply #7102 on: July 04, 2019, 04:12:02 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Evening Star, July 4, 1919.


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« Reply #7103 on: July 05, 2019, 01:25:49 AM »
For sure.  I'm putting an oxygen tank and a shovel in my coffin.

Many years ago I read a book titled "buried alive" by Jan Bondenson. There were chapters on some of the more inventive set-ups for such emergencies- the simplest being tubes to yell out of (pipes that terminated at the surface of the ground) to more elaborate ways to ring bells in a guard house. You are not alone in your thinking (though I believe that very few people come back after being embalmed...)  ;)

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« Reply #7104 on: July 05, 2019, 02:56:17 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 5, 1919.


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Preparations for the Peace Day celebrations, July, 1919.  The 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Duke of Cambridge's Hussars) marching from Buckingham Palace to the Tower, 5th July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205297062 © IWM (Q 31338)

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« Reply #7105 on: July 06, 2019, 03:28:40 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 6, 1919.


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The Royal Navy seamen trying to rescue a seaplane crashed in Dvina River, North Russia.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315503 © IWM (Q 70028)

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« Reply #7106 on: July 07, 2019, 01:53:17 AM »
Interesting image. Looks like bags under the wings. I assume that the idea was just to keep it afloat and tow it to shore (or a dock) in order to try to save it? Wonder it the operation was successful?

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« Reply #7107 on: July 07, 2019, 02:05:39 AM »
Interesting image. Looks like bags under the wings. I assume that the idea was just to keep it afloat and tow it to shore (or a dock) in order to try to save it? Wonder it the operation was successful?

Oh yes, flotation bags.  I didn't connect with those when I posted the pic.  No mention of the pilot but I wonder if that's him standing to the right, wearing a leather aviator's helmet?  Also, note the life preserver on the deck of the boat.  I wonder if they dragged the pilot in with it?

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« Reply #7108 on: July 07, 2019, 02:18:15 AM »

William Evans
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Plead Guilty to 1st Degree Murder, sentenced to Natural Life from 6/16/1919. Trial held in Jackson County. Escaped 8/9/1923; Returned from Joliet State Penitentiary by He. E. Gaines 7/7/1936. Discharged 5/5/1950 under parole by board of parole and probation; Sentence commuted by governor.
Date of mug shot: 7/8/1919
Rights: Copyright is in the public domain.
Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives

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« Reply #7109 on: July 09, 2019, 03:55:11 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., July 09, 1919.