History HarsherInHindsight / RealLife

31st Jul '16 4:07:39 PM Nautilus1
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** About the foundation of a german state 1871: "Let us lift Germany, so to speak, into the saddle. Surely when that is achieved, it will succeed at riding as well." It didn't. After 1900, Germany spended the first 45 years of the century starting,fighting and losing two world wars,had three different goverments who all failed in the end, and was divided into two different countries after that. It took another 45 years until Germany was reunited.
** "Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided that was the error of 1848 and 1849 but by iron and blood." The foundation of the Second German Empire happened after three "uniting wars" and that was a reason said empire was very militaristic. Said empire being militaristic was a reason UsefulNotes/WorldWarI broke out, and something Nazi propaganda made use of when starting UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
** "Hit the Poles so hard that they despair of their life; I have full sympathy with their condition, but if we want to survive, we can only exterminate them" During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Poland was one of the first victims of german aggression, and the country with the highest casualties[[note]]In proportion to pre-war population. Highest overall casualties belongs to the citizens of the Soviet Union[[/note]], half of the jews killied during TheHolocaust were Polish.

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** About the foundation of a german state 1871: "Let ''"Let us lift Germany, so to speak, into the saddle. Surely when that is achieved, it will succeed at riding as well." "'' It didn't. After 1900, Germany spended the first 45 years of the century starting,fighting and losing two world wars,had three different goverments who all failed in the end, and was divided into two different countries after that. It took another 45 years until Germany was reunited.
** "Not ''"Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided that was the error of 1848 and 1849 but by iron and blood." "'' The foundation of the Second German Empire happened after three "uniting wars" and that was a reason said empire was very militaristic. Said empire being militaristic was a reason UsefulNotes/WorldWarI broke out, and something Nazi propaganda made use of when starting UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
** "Hit ''"Hit the Poles so hard that they despair of their life; I have full sympathy with their condition, but if we want to survive, we can only exterminate them" them."'' During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Poland was one of the first victims of german aggression, and the country with the highest casualties[[note]]In proportion to pre-war population. Highest overall casualties belongs to the citizens of the Soviet Union[[/note]], half of the jews killied during TheHolocaust were Polish. Polish.
** Bismarck also disturbingly predicted the end of the [[{{Kaiserreich}} German Empire]]: ''"The crash will come twenty years after my departure if things go on like this"''. He was right on both the Kaiser's way of running things and the final. Bismarck died on July 30, 1898. The Empire collapsed when the Kaiser crossed the border on November 10, 1918 - 20 years, 3 months and 11 days afterwards.
29th Jul '16 7:22:37 AM Anddrix
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* After Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s E3 2015 Presentation, many fans raged at the company due to the lacklusterness of the event and a number of BaseBreaker titles, including ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce''. In response, Creator/SatoruIwata apologized for it and promised next year's would be better. Fans were hit with this when he died on July 11, 2015, realizing their last communication with him was ''way'' too harsh.

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* After Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s E3 2015 Presentation, many fans raged at the company due to the lacklusterness of the event and a number of BaseBreaker divisive titles, including ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce''. In response, Creator/SatoruIwata apologized for it and promised next year's would be better. Fans were hit with this when he died on July 11, 2015, realizing their last communication with him was ''way'' too harsh.
23rd Jun '16 11:54:29 PM jormis29
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* The 1928 Republican Party platform stated, "Under this Administration the country has been lifted from the depths of a clutch plague to a level of prosperity." The very next year, the stock market would crash, plunging the US into '''[[TheGreatDepression the]]''' [[TheGreatDepression Clutch Plague]].

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* The 1928 Republican Party platform stated, "Under this Administration the country has been lifted from the depths of a clutch plague Great Depression to a level of prosperity." The very next year, the stock market would crash, plunging the US into '''[[TheGreatDepression the]]''' [[TheGreatDepression Clutch Plague]].Great Depression]].
20th Jun '16 1:32:20 PM gewunomox
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* The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inducted the BeastieBoys in April 2012; the concert premiered on HBO a few days after Adam Yauch's death in May. Yauch had been too sick to attend.

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* The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inducted the BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys in April 2012; the concert premiered on HBO a few days after Adam Yauch's death in May. Yauch had been too sick to attend.
7th Jun '16 8:52:17 AM Doug86
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, the Entente frequently propagated that Germany and its allies were committing genocide in its occupied territories. And while the Germans were pretty trigger-happy when it came to executing civilians in reprisal for partisan attacks, especially in Belgium, it barely rose to the level of war crimes, let alone genocide, which didn't stop the British and French from propagating the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_of_Belgium 'Rape of Belgium']]. Thus, [[CryingWolf when the same accusation was made three decades later, not a lot of people believed it.]]

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the Entente frequently propagated that Germany and its allies were committing genocide in its occupied territories. And while the Germans were pretty trigger-happy when it came to executing civilians in reprisal for partisan attacks, especially in Belgium, it barely rose to the level of war crimes, let alone genocide, which didn't stop the British and French from propagating the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_of_Belgium 'Rape of Belgium']]. Thus, [[CryingWolf when the same accusation was made three decades later, not a lot of people believed it.]]



** He wasn't alone in this prediction, either--the list of people who expected this to happen (especially at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne as the peace was negotiated) is sufficient and push it through this trope and into wondering how ''un''GenreSavvy you'd have to have been to think it really ''was'' going to be the War to End All Wars.

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** He wasn't alone in this prediction, either--the list of people who expected this to happen (especially at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI as the peace was negotiated) is sufficient and push it through this trope and into wondering how ''un''GenreSavvy you'd have to have been to think it really ''was'' going to be the War to End All Wars.



** When Ferdinand Foch took one look at the Treaty of Versailles (signed June 28, 1919), the agreement that ended UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, he said "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for 20 years." Guess what happened [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII on September 1, 1939, 20 years and two months later?]]

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** When Ferdinand Foch took one look at the Treaty of Versailles (signed June 28, 1919), the agreement that ended UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, he said "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for 20 years." Guess what happened [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII on September 1, 1939, 20 years and two months later?]]



** "Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided that was the error of 1848 and 1849 but by iron and blood." The foundation of the Second German Empire happened after three "uniting wars" and that was a reason said empire was very militaristic. Said empire being militaristic was a reason WorldWarI broke out, and something Nazi propaganda made use of when starting WorldWarII.
** "Hit the Poles so hard that they despair of their life; I have full sympathy with their condition, but if we want to survive, we can only exterminate them" During WorldWarII, Poland was one of the first victims of german aggression, and the country with the highest casualties[[note]]In proportion to pre-war population. Highest overall casualties belongs to the citizens of the Soviet Union[[/note]], half of the jews killied during TheHolocaust were Polish.

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** "Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided that was the error of 1848 and 1849 but by iron and blood." The foundation of the Second German Empire happened after three "uniting wars" and that was a reason said empire was very militaristic. Said empire being militaristic was a reason WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI broke out, and something Nazi propaganda made use of when starting WorldWarII.
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** "Hit the Poles so hard that they despair of their life; I have full sympathy with their condition, but if we want to survive, we can only exterminate them" During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Poland was one of the first victims of german aggression, and the country with the highest casualties[[note]]In proportion to pre-war population. Highest overall casualties belongs to the citizens of the Soviet Union[[/note]], half of the jews killied during TheHolocaust were Polish.



* At the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery, which houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the archway leading into the amphitheater is inscribed with words from Horace: "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" - "It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country." The Memorial Amphitheater was opened in 1913 by UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson. By the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, those words would be inextricably linked to Wilfred Owen's poem about the waste and futility of war [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_et_Decorum_est Dulce et Decorum est indeed]]. Worse, [[DownerEnding Owen was killed just days before the Armistice occurred]].

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* At the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery, which houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the archway leading into the amphitheater is inscribed with words from Horace: "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" - "It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country." The Memorial Amphitheater was opened in 1913 by UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson. By the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, those words would be inextricably linked to Wilfred Owen's poem about the waste and futility of war [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_et_Decorum_est Dulce et Decorum est indeed]]. Worse, [[DownerEnding Owen was killed just days before the Armistice occurred]].
16th May '16 8:01:56 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* During the 1976 Olympics, American swimmer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Babashoff Shirley Babaschoff]] made a rather bad joke about the gold-winning East German swimming team and their members's records, commenting on their almost manly voices: [[SoreLoser she was accused of baselessly saying they were taking steroids]]. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, however, it was revealed that [[http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2000/07/37631 East German female athletes of all kinds were unknowingly doped with steroids, which had among their side-effects the development of more irreversible traits that amount to "masculinization"]]. That had [[BreakTheCutie TERRIBLE physical / emotional effects]] [[TheWoobie on the ladies]]... and [[TheOneGuy on]] [[TransSexual one]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Krieger gentleman.]]

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* During the 1976 Olympics, American swimmer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Babashoff Shirley Babaschoff]] made a rather bad joke about the gold-winning East German swimming team and their members's records, commenting on their almost manly voices: [[SoreLoser she was accused of baselessly saying they were taking steroids]]. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, however, it was revealed that [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20010122090000/http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2000/07/37631 com/news/politics/0,1283,37631,00.html East German female athletes of all kinds were unknowingly doped with steroids, which had among their side-effects the development of more irreversible traits that amount to "masculinization"]]. That had [[BreakTheCutie TERRIBLE physical / and emotional effects]] [[TheWoobie on the ladies]]... and [[TheOneGuy on]] [[TransSexual one]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Krieger gentleman.]]
6th May '16 10:53:50 PM cookieman
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* A video was posted of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KER4SF4vAsM Frisbee Doge]] in 2013 that made it look like a memorial for Frisbee Doge (a picture of a dog getting hit by a frisbee while playing catch). However, in March 12, 2016, it was revealed that Frisbee Doge was put to sleep after suffering several health problems, making the video more harsher and sadder to watch.
17th Apr '16 2:07:31 PM NotThisThing
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*** And speaking of the Patriots and Super Bowls, the once seemingly unstoppable tandem of coach Bill Belichik and quarterback Tom Brady has fallen short in the postseason every year since [[{{Scandalgate}} Spygate]]. And then in 2014 they finally won it all again...only for the win to be tainted by Deflate-gate.

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*** And speaking of the Patriots and Super Bowls, the once seemingly unstoppable tandem of coach Bill Belichik Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady has fallen short in the postseason every year since [[{{Scandalgate}} Spygate]]. And then in 2014 they finally won it all again... only for the win to be tainted by Deflate-gate.accused of illegally deflating footballs.
16th Apr '16 1:32:19 PM Aquila89
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** Also needing mention is the last words said to Kennedy before he was shot, said by Nellie Connally, the First Lady of Texas: "Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you today."

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** Also needing mention is the last words said to Kennedy before he was shot, said by Nellie Connally, the First Lady of Texas: "Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you today."" Kennedy responded with something like "you certainly can't" - those were his last words.
11th Apr '16 2:57:43 PM Arima
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** The team had personally confided to Shea about the apparent flammability of Apollo 1 and he reassured them by ordering the Nylon to be removed. However, Shea did not supervise the issue which proved to be fatal as someone had unknowingly/deliberately contravened his authority by having the Nylon reinstalled prior to Apollo 1's delivery to Cape Kennedy. Shea suffered a nervous breakdown in the investigation following the Apollo 1 fire, probably spurred in some small part by the belief that he had betrayed the trust of the crew.

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** The team had personally confided to Shea about the apparent flammability of Apollo 1 and he reassured them by ordering the Nylon to be removed. However, Shea did not supervise the issue which proved to be fatal as someone had unknowingly/deliberately contravened his authority by having the Nylon reinstalled prior to Apollo 1's delivery to Cape Kennedy. Shea suffered a nervous breakdown in the investigation following the Apollo 1 fire, probably spurred in some small part by the belief that guilt of believing he had betrayed the trust of the crew.
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