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1 hour ago, Chest Rockwell said:

Anyone else getting Burn After Reading vibes from imagining him inventing this thing?

Apparently he got the Idea when talking to Debbie Harry while they were in a hot tub together. 

Infer from that what you will.

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Yeah, if I was a superstar suave bastard sat in a hot tub with Debbie Harry, my mind would totally be focused on how to improve a choc ice.

I actually quite like the choc ice format. No stick to get rid of at the end.

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TIL something great which led to learning about a couple of smaller, cool things.

In 1958, the Lumbee Indian community of North Carolina clashed with, and drove away, the KKK. 

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-day-the-native-americans-drove-the-kkk-out-of-town?utm_source=fbsynd&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1up3JGdEYEFP-9X-lf1_FgHW207guM6nVc_wGP58fPdnv65OuSNhsAs3A

It's not often you get to hear about the good guys winning, so this was nice to read. Also interesting to find out that the authorities in the South weren't all as supine in their resistance to racism as we often heard reported. 

The other cool things were that there were people mentioned in the article with familiar surnames: Chavis and Locklear. So I checked out Chris "Tatanka" Chavis' Wiki profile, and, sure enough, he's a Lumbee Indian. I then checked out the list of notable Lumbee Indians, and it seems Heather Locklear has Lumbee heritage too! It seems the surnames Chavis and Locklear are relatively common within the community, which, being small, would be understandable, I guess.

Oh, and the article ends with a quote that sums up exactly my position on why what people moan about as "cancel culture" when it comes to Nazis and white supremacists is justified:

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The Lumbees are still fighting today, protecting their land and tribe from the construction of an oil and gas pipeline and improper usage of their symbols. But according to historian Malinda Maynor Lowery, the discussion of “right and wrong in today’s society” has shifted.

“People are anxious to defend racist, hostile actions in the interest of hearing from ‘both sides,’” Lowery said. “In 1958, people understood that the Klan didn’t have a side worth defending.”

 

 

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2 hours ago, Carbomb said:

So I checked out Chris "Tatanka" Chavis' Wiki profile, and, sure enough, he's a Lumbee Indian

Didn’t Heenan make jokes about him being a Lumpy Indian or have I imagined that? 

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