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The Palmetto Riflemen Militia Company

Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

1858/1859

Noted for being composed of German immigrants to the United States, their characteristic black uniforms and helmets were rather uncommon in the U.S. at the time. These uniforms combined with the Totenkopf (literally translating to “Death’s Head”) skull and crossbones helmet emblem, can be traced back to the Napoleonic Wars when the Hussar cavalry from what is now Brunswick, Germany wore similar black uniforms into battle thus earning themselves the nickname of the “Black Legion”.

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Abandoned lunatic asylum

These creepy snapshots of an eerie abandoned asylum will send a shiver down your spine. The old building, a former lunatic asylum in Columbia, South Carolina, opened in 1821, and was used to house traumatized veterans from the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

But the hospital is now in ruins after it was left to crumble – the insides have been stripped bare, with nothing left but peeling paintwork and gratified walls.

These eerie pictures were taken by urban explorer Bullet, who risked life and limb to explore the old hospital. (Caters News)

See more photos of abandoned asylum and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

Thanks to Abstrakt Goldsmith for this nugget of history that most of us never learned in school.

Via The Blue Street Journal

But unfortunately, their “Southern heritage” matters more to them than the feelings, lives, and oppression of black people.

Steve and the Sokovia Accords

I keep seeing a lot of posts about how Steve was in the wrong in CACW because while Tony had a plan, Steve didn’t offer any alternative to it, he was just like NOPE. The thing is though, something that immediately struck me when I watched the movie was the timing of everything. Ross and Tony bring Steve and the others the Accords THREE DAYS before they are to be signed. Those Accords were not drafted, approved and supported by 117 countries in a week. This was 100% intentional. This is also very, very common in American politics. When politicians want to pass a bill they don’t want people to look at closely, they schedule votes at weird times or when a large # of people are away from the Hill (Capital Hill). So you get these 11th hour bills that are hundreds of pages long that no one has had a chance to read, ask questions about, or negotiate on about changes. These bills are stuffed with completely unrelated stuff that gets passed as well because the whole thing has to be signed off on/approved. It’s called “pork barreling.” Those are the questions Steve tries to bring up to the group. When he’s like ‘what happens when…?’ And Tony brushes aside his concerns like ‘oh, I’m sure we’ll get to make changes later when everything dies down.’ But Steve is like what are we agreeing to NOW though? And practically as soon as they are given the “generous” 3 day warning, Peggy dies. Steve flies off to London and everything goes to hell. What time is there to propose or discuss an alternative plan??

The timing was 100% intentional to make sure the Avengers would be subject to the Accords as written–no matter what was lurking on the bottom of page 440 in fine print. Steve is 100% right to be suspicious. This is one of the dirty tricks of American politics that Steve would be totally aware of. And sure, maybe there’s a chance that everything was above board, reasonable, and so on, but you would NEVER sign a thing like that w/o actually checking/reading it. that would be foolish. I mean, did we forget that Project Insight was authorized and approved by The World Council? I guarantee you that Steve hasn’t. I absolutely believe that Steve would have been willing to talk everything out, negotiate, listen to everyone’s pov, and really consider everything carefully…but there’s no time given to do that. It’s all last minute, non-negotiable, and shady. Steve is a master tactician, natural leader, and a reasonable, thoughtful person who is a Big Picture thinker. It’s weird that people just assume he rejects the Accords because he’s being childish or something. That’s not Steve Rogers at all.