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Martin Luther King and George Lincoln Rockwell meet face-to-face on January 18, 1965 in Selma, Alabama. Apparently they agreed to have a debate later that day but it was cancelled. The fascinating thing about Civil Rights Movement photos like this one is that you can literally feel the intense tension in them, like a brawl is about to break out at any moment.

Also its incredible that a guy could unironically start a political party called the "American Nazi Party" when World War II was still a pretty recent event and didn't get constantly beaten up, though he did eventually get killed...by one of his own men.
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Martin Luther King and George Lincoln Rockwell meet face-to-face on January 18, 1965 in Selma, Alabama. Apparently they agreed to have a debate later that day but it was cancelled.
MLK and the biggest Nazi in America could stand across from each other and exchange civil words at a time when the U.S. was closer, in actuality, to civil war than it had been since the actual Civil War.

Snowflakes are too special today for that, though.
 

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MLK and the biggest Nazi in America could stand across from each other and exchange civil words at a time when the U.S. was closer, in actuality, to civil war than it had been since the actual Civil War.

Snowflakes are too special today for that, though.
If it hasn't happened already, then just wait for the contemporary left to throw MLK under the bus, since he didn't advocate for a white genocide.
Come to think about it, I think that's something BLM already is doing.
 

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So hard to choose a few historical photos to share:

Hiroshima Shadows:
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These are known as nuclear shadows and the intense heat due to the bomb leaves them behind. This is where a man sat on the steps of a bank.

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Similarly this is a lunchbox where the food instantly carbonized.

For more Hiroshima items which are pretty interesting check out:
Hiroshima Peace Museum
It's an old site, but it has pictures and history that is very interesting.

Radium Jaw:
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These are giant abscesses that occured in the lower jaws of women who drew the glow in the dark numbers on pocket watches. They were told to lippoint their brushes and not waste the radium. This meant that they were constantly ingesting radium and the act of lip-pointing lead to many having their lower jaws disentegrate into giant absesses. Oddly enough they were told this was completely safe yet the men working upstairs with it work lab coats and protect equipment. A group of women from the Newark plant came together and fought for work place safety laws due to their friends dying and their debilitating conditions.

Chernobyl Genetic Mutations:
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There are a few documentaries about the children being born to people from Pripyat and surrounding towns, as well as those born to people who refused to leave the exlcusion zone. This childs entire brain is outside its head, it's from a documentary Chernobyl Heart.
 

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The infamous California highway suicide of Daniel V. Jones.
The five second delay didn't exist when this was on the news, which means adults and children saw Daniel shoot himself in the head on live television.







The story:

On Thursday, April 30, 1998, around 3:00 p.m., 40-year-old Daniel Jones parked his dark gray Toyota pickup truck on the transition loop from the Harbor Freeway to the Century Freeway in Los Angeles. Jones sat in the front of his truck with Gladdis. He began pointing a loaded shotgun at passing cars on the freeway, causing motorists to report him to the police. Jones himself then called 911, revealing he was emotionally distraught about health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and the circumstances surrounding his HIV. Jones said that he was in pain because of mistreatment by the HMO in whose care he had been placed. He complained that it would take him a month to schedule an appointment with a doctor and another month to get the results of a test. As was confirmed later, aside from being HIV-positive, Jones also suffered from cancer. During the call, he fired off several rounds from his shotgun, with one of them going through the roof of his truck. Authorities then closed the two freeways, preventing anyone from approaching him. Jones remained in his truck the entire time, as police and news helicopters monitored his movements. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Weapons Team began to assemble and got into position around him. Jones then reached into a backpack he owned and took out clothing and a videotape. He then began throwing the items over the freeway wall. Afterwards, he got out of the truck and walked across the empty freeway.
Jones then unfurled a large, square banner with white handlettering that read: "HMO's are in it for the money!! Live free, love safe or die." Jones had made the banner specifically for the occasion and displayed it for the news helicopters to see. As it was pretty windy on the interstate at the time, Jones weighted the banner down with a container to stop it blowing away. Jones continued to make obscene gestures and returned to his truck several times to pet Gladdis. As authorities prepared to negotiate with him, Jones suddenly returned to his truck and sat in the front seat. Intending to take his own life, Jones ignited a Molotov cocktail inside his truck. The vehicle suddenly burst into flames and was set ablaze. Jones got out of the vehicle however and ran across the freeway as he was engulfed in flames and smoke, with his hair, pants and socks all on fire. Jones tried to pat out the flames and managed to peel off his pants. He then continued to wander about looking dazed and disoriented. He walked to the edge of the freeway gesturing angrily. It appeared as if he was about to jump off the freeway; however, he changed his mind and backed away from the edge, before returning to his ablaze truck. Moments later, at around 3:50 p.m., he retrieved his shotgun from the back of the truck and then walked back across the freeway. He placed the shotgun beneath his chin, pulled the trigger and committed suicide. He then fell to the ground with the cameras still rolling and playing the event live to viewers watching at home. As it was a Thursday afternoon, it was witnessed by many children, whose after-school cartoons had been interrupted to broadcast the incident. Jones died at the age of forty, roughly two weeks after his birthday.
 

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The infamous California highway suicide of Daniel V. Jones.
The five second delay didn't exist when this was on the news, which means adults and children saw Daniel shoot himself in the head on live television.
Why'd that motherfucker burn his dog to death? What the hell did the dog ever do? If he would have burned the head of the HMO, well, fair play to you. But don't fucking torture the dog to death.
 

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Why'd that motherfucker burn his dog to death? What the hell did the dog ever do? If he would have burned the head of the HMO, well, fair play to you. But don't fucking torture the dog to death.
There's an article that mentioned the dog.

People were surprised he allowed the dog to die because people who knew him claimed he loved animals. I'm pretty sure that guy was batshit nuts at that point.
 

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Intending to take his own life, Jones ignited a Molotov cocktail inside his truck. The vehicle suddenly burst into flames and was set ablaze. Jones got out of the vehicle however and ran across the freeway as he was engulfed in flames and smoke, with his hair, pants and socks all on fire. Jones tried to pat out the flames and managed to peel off his pants. He then continued to wander about looking dazed and disoriented.
People generally reconsider the whole idea of burning to death on purpose when it starts. It isn't a very pleasant process.

People were surprised he allowed the dog to die because people who knew him claimed he loved animals. I'm pretty sure that guy was batshit nuts at that point.
Still, fuck that guy.
 
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