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The Paraguayan War was the Dumbest and Costliest Conflict the Americas Ever Experienced

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The Paraguayan War — sometimes referred to by South Americans as the War of the Triple Alliance or the Great War — pitted the armies of Paraguay against those of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It was an incredibly lopsided contest. Paraguay had a population of roughly 500,000 people, while Brazil...



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The Russian Battleship ‘Imperator Aleksandr III’ Traded Hands Six Times

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Imperator Aleksandr III was the third ship of the Imperatritsa Mariya class, a group of dreadnoughts built in the Black Sea and designed to fight the Ottoman Navy. The warship was initially named for Emperor Alexander III, who had succeeded to the throne of Russia upon the assassination of his...



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When Russian Bombers Probed, U.S. Air Defenses Took No Chances

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For two days in a row starting on April 17, 2017, Russian air force Tu-95 Bear bombers flew near Alaska’s air space. On April 17, the U.S. Air Force scrambled two F-22 Raptor stealth jets, one E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning aircraft and a KC-135 tanker to intercept two nuclear-capable...



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As has been demonstrated in the past, if the tables were turned, i.e., we sent bombers to probe Russian airspace, the Russians would not have hesitated to shoot down the bombers. The Russians have no qualms about shooting down unarmed commercial airliners that get too close to their airspace in the past.
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Looks like someone opted for one of those "Earth-Friendly" Funerals.

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Fundraiser for Vets Cancelled over Concerns That ‘Bad(minton) and Boujee’ Title Was Cultural Appropriation

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An American University fraternity’s fundraiser for veterans has been canceled over concerns that the name -- “Bad(minton) and Boujee” -- might be “cultural appropriation.” The fraternity, Sigma Alpha Nu, told Campus Reform that it had planned a badminton fundraiser for Armor Down, and named it “Bad(minton) and Boujee” -- after the popular Migos song “Bad and Boujee” -- to make the event sound more appealing to students, and ultimately earn more money to help veterans who are having difficulty reintegrating into society after their service. Rocco Cimino, the fraternity’s president, told Campus Reform that the group decided on the theme because sports-related
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Another reason why SJWs are villains.
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In 1947, the US Air Force’s aerospace-medical-research lab’s...

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In 1947, the US Air Force’s aerospace-medical-research lab’s bioastronautics research in Dayton, Ohio decided to test cats’ reactions to zero gravity. They normally have an instinct to twist their body to land on their feet, but they became disoriented and weren’t able to do so when rendered weightless. (information and a longer video available at Business Insider)

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