Drakares Registered User
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Speaks volumes

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Drakares said:
Speaks volumes

Before the rise of Islamic radicalism.jpeg



What a simplistic sound-bite.

The rise of radical Islam was precipitated by Afghanistan being used as a geopolitical football by the the West and USSR. Indeed some would argue that Afghanistan enjoyed one of its most peaceful and prosperous times under the auspices of the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Union built an extensive amount of infrastructure, notably giving assistance building the Kabul University, Polytechnical institutes, hospitals, civilian infrastructure, power plants, and local schools. During the 1980s, Soviets established the universities in Blakhe, Herate, Takhar, Nangarhar and Fariyab provinces. The Russian faculty soon joined the universities, teaching Afghan students in proficient Russian languages.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan


Radical Islamic movements were energized by the west and Saudi Arabia supplying vast sums of money and plenty of weapons and training.

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Duggy747 Registered User
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Cathal Cloch said:
Indeed some would argue that Afghanistan enjoyed one of its most peaceful and prosperous times under the auspices of the Soviet Union.


More civilians died, in the hundreds of thousands, in that decade than the US war there between 2001 to present with millions of refugees to boot.

It was anything but more peaceful, it was a slaughter house from all sides.

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XsApollo Registered User
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Chernobyl power plant.

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BaZmO* Registered User
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Off The Ball just put up this picture on Facebook. It's an old boxing photo that was recently restored with colour.
Looks so gruesome.



Original here


Just did some digging and apparently it's a boxing match between Ray Campbell and Dick Hyland, 3rd May 1913

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Nixon resigns, still the only US President ever to do so. He announced his resignation on this day in 1974, and resigned the following morning. Still a shocking moment in world politics.





Video here...



Not earth shaking but iconic all the same this photo was taken on August 8th 1969.

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A bunch more colourised photos

http://imgur.com/a/swVkB

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Omackeral Registered User
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Jimmy Iovine Registered User
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This trend of adding colour to previously black and white images is brilliant and long may it continue.

A 17-year-old Bill Clinton and then-President John F. Kennedy shaking hands in 1963.



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kleefarr Registered User
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This came from a Rig Manager
for Global Marine Drilling
in St. Johns , Newfoundland ..
They actually have to divert the path
of these things away from the rig
by towing them with ships!

Anyway, in this particular case
the water was calm and
the sun was almost directly overhead
so that the diver was able to get into the water
and take this picture.

They estimated the weight at 300,000,000 tons.

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Standard Toaster Registered User
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^^ Not a real picture I'm afraid.

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kleefarr Registered User
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Standard Toaster said:
^^ Not a real picture I'm afraid.


Bummer. Thought it looked very good.

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