[ExI] you'll never see this again

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 04:16:48 UTC 2020

Oh, where I lived in Georgia people still used “General Sherman” as a cussword and the “Lost Cause” reigned supreme in everyone’s minds when they thought about the “glory days of the south”.

It was awkward.

SR Ballard

> On Jul 3, 2020, at 7:19 PM, Robert G. Kennedy III, PE via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> SR, that was a put-on.  Around here (Tennessee) it's universally understood and used as a tongue-in-cheek quip at parties.
> If the phrase were used at face value, that would be some serious denial, but I've never encountered anyone who used that term straight.
> I hope I don't have to use emoticons on this list...
> K3
>> On Fri, 3 Jul 2020 14:02:59 -0500, SR Ballard <sen.otaku at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "The War of Northern Aggression" sounds like some serious Lost Cause propaganda.
>> SR Ballard
>>> On Jul 3, 2020, at 1:05 PM, Robert G. Kennedy III, PE via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> no, the next milestone is WWII.  The WWII Memorial on the Wash. Mall
>>> says 384,000 military dead, IIRC, but Wiki says American deaths attributable
>>> to the war were 419,400.  The curves are diverging so wildly that I dare not
>>> hazard a guess when we'll hit that milestone.
>>> The Civil War (aka The War of Northern Aggression aka The Late Unpleasantness) comes after that.
>>> K3
>>>> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 21:00:59 -0700, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> For John Clark, the next milestone will be when the number of dead
>>>> exceeds the civil war casualties, something around 850,000.  Given
>>>> that 1.1 million was the bottom of one set of estimates, it seems
>>>> fairly likely.
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