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Excuse me but Steven Grant Rogers KNEW that the Winter Soldier killed Tony’s parents and instead of TELLING him outright and having a space for Tony to be angry and grieve and eventually work toward understanding that Bucky was the Soldier and a victim, HID THE TRUTH AND IS A SHITTY FRIEND FOR DOING THAT AND TONY WAS COMPLETELY IN THE RIGHT FOR WANTING TO BEAT THAT ASS.

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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Last weekend I visited the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin. It is a free museum with excellent exhibits, a manageable floor plan, and it is located on the beautiful capitol square. Here are links to my individual posts on the museum:

Part One: The Civil War

Part Two: The Spanish-American War

Part Three: The Mexican Border War and World War One

Part Four: World War Two

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Tony and Peter sharing the same sentiment on why they do what they do, which is to protect the people and the world they love and care about
(inspired by @knightinironarmor [x])

The Republic is Dead

The last bastion of hope for my fellow traditionalists has betrayed us by aggressing against Assad and Russia. 

Democracy leads to war, chaos, anarchy, Islamic terrorism, death and poverty. 

Monarchy now or we will die, ladies and gentlemen!

@awhiffofcavendish @ad-parnassum @mulcahythebaronofurga @the-imperial-autocrat @circlet-of-kallipolis

  • US liberal media: Trump is a dangerous autocrat with spurious ties to Russia who'll make the world a more dangerous place with military spending and foreign interventions
  • also the US liberal media: Go Team America, Trump is defending the Syrian people by dropping hundreds of bombs on their country without Congressional approval

anonymous asked:

Will you explain America's missile attack on the Syrian airbase? I'm kinda confused. Why did the US choose that target? Is it good or bad that the US is involving itself in Syrian civil war? What side does the US support? Will this help or hurt civilians? If this is bad, what is the right action for the US to take? Will the US accept refugees now that we are involved? I'm sorry that I don't understand what this means in the grand scheme of things. Thank you for the information on your blog.

1) Why did the US choose that target?

The US chose to attack the Shayrat Air Base because it’s believed to be the source of the original airstrike undertaken by the Syrian government forces that led to the chemical attack in Khan Skaykhun. 

2) Is it good or bad that the US is involving itself in Syrian civil war?

Overwhelmingly bad. Not only is it likely to accomplish very little in the long run that will actually help or prevent the Assad regime from continuing to commit human rights violations against its population, it’ll also open the door to increased US involvement and extend its undue influence to suit their benefit at the expense of the local population.

3) What side does the US support?

This attack by Assad’s forces in Khan Shaykhun was one that used chemical weapons, so the official line from the White House is that the US is undertaking direct action solely in response to the fact that this attack used chemical weapons, and not on behalf of any particular side or group. Presumably, their motivation is to “help” the Syrians who are attacked by Assad, but given the history of US involvement in these sorts of situations, they’ll only do it if it benefits them without much care for anyone else.

4) Will this help or hurt civilians?

Hurt civilians, not just in terms of the people harmed via the airstrikes, but also in terms of the retaliation that Assad will inevitably mete out towards his citizens.

5) If this is bad, what is the right action for the US to take?

Do absolutely nothing, except allow Syrians their right to self-determination. This applies equally as stringently towards Russia, Iran and any other country that’s choosing to ally itself and help with bolstering Assad’s regime and aiding his repressive measures.

6) Will the US accept refugees now that we are involved?

Trump’s travel ban has been frozen for the second time around, so it’s not implemented at the moment. That being said, there hasn’t been a whole lot of information from the White House or Trump himself regarding a changed stance on accepting refugees. Given that, I think it’s safe to assume at present that the official line is to still brand all refugees as terrorists and do whatever is possible to bar their entry.

- Mod A

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February 20th 1862: William Lincoln dies

On this day in 1862, William Wallace Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln, died aged eleven. Known as ‘Willie’, he died due to illness which was most likely typhoid fever. His brother Tad also became ill, but later recovered, though the illness greatly troubled his family, who feared they would lose another son. Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd were deeply affected by Willie’s death, with President Lincoln not returning to work for three weeks and Mary Todd being so distraught that her husband feared for her sanity. His son’s death occurred in the midst of Lincoln’s presidency, and in the second year of the American Civil War that was prompted by the election of the anti-slavery Republican Lincoln. Despite these personal setbacks, Lincoln successfully oversaw the Union’s victory in the Civil War and the abolition of slavery - leading to him being known as the ‘great emancipator’.

“My poor boy. He was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. It is hard, hard to have him die!”
- Lincoln upon his son’s death