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Everything posted by halfmanhalfbronco

  1. I'm sensing a layer of hypocrisy here on the topic. Is it just me? #CRT.
  2. For real, without Edison and Morgan we might have free energy today...
  3. It's not woke, it's just common sense. Not sure I see the other side of the argument here. How is it anything other than common sense to not depict black people picking cotton in the pre war south with fun little rhymes meant for 1st grade kids? Leave the cotton gin out of it, tons of other inventions. Shoot if you want to include Whitney, talk about he invented mass production with interchangeable musket parts.
  4. I liked your Telsa idea. Was there ever a man who would have been more suited to be a Suess Character? Really?!?! Could do a whole Suess style book on him.
  5. Caught up on the thread now. Sorry, I got to side with @smltwnrckr here. The biggest impact of the cotton gin is not the reduced labor to produce X, it was that it increased the profitability of growing cotton which increased the demand for land to grow it and slaves to work it. Within 50 years of the invention, slavery increased over 400%. States that would likely never have been slave states were incentivised by those outrageous profits to become so. The conditions of the slaves was made materially worse. The implication on the page in question was clear, that the cotto
  6. Yeah, at St. Mary's we discussed the cotton gin in 5th grade and the impacts of the agricultural revolution on slavery, we discussed chattel slavery in the Americas, we visited the black historical museum near the Idaho Historical Museum, I remember walking in as a group of Freshman at Boise High were walking out. In 4th grade we studied Idaho History and talked at length about the atrocities committed against the tribes in Idaho.
  7. Kills me the person who wrote "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic" also wrote fro Dr. Hook
  8. Uhm, USU is located in one on of the most scenic locals in the inter-mountain West...
  9. 8? 8 Year olds are reading Harry Potter, not Dr. Suess. Suess is 4-6.
  10. That's the article I read lol! Dr. Suess Culture warring is 50+ years old....who knew.
  11. Huh @smltwnrckr I guess Suess actually did write about the cold war and the uncertainty of nuclear standoff in The Butter Battle Book.
  12. Agreed with your point in this thread. Should have left the cotton gin out of a fun rhyming kids book. That said, what do you have against Oppenheimer?!?! You could argue he and his team saved hundreds of million of lives the past 80 years.
  13. "Just like football...Just like football" Aggie Student section delivers again.
  14. Looks like it is not just old white cis men with a problem. One of her teammates seems pretty outraged. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/women-are-now-third-class-citizens-says-penn-swimmer-in-exclusive-interview
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