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The War to End All Wars.  100 years ago today, the Armistice to end WWI was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918.

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/armistice-day-world-war-i-paris_us_5be7f8b7e4b0769d24ce284b


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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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13 minutes ago, Marty Byrde said:

All my industrial OSHA training , makes me look at this and only think, How dangerous with them riding so close to that moving track

OSHA would not apply to British Tanks.


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5 minutes ago, Boiler said:

OSHA would not apply to British Tanks.

since OSHA did not happen until 1971, not sure if it matters. Having worked in Industry for 30+ years anyone who does not think the EPA and OSHA do a lot more good than harm, is very misinformed 

 

I cringe when I hear some on the right, say abolish the EPA

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3 minutes ago, Marty Byrde said:

since OSHA did not happen until 1971, not sure if it matters. Having worked in Industry for 30+ years anyone who does not think the EPA and OSHA do a lot more good than harm, is very misinformed 

 

I cringe when I hear some on the right, say abolish the EPA

Bit like abolishing ICE.


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36 minutes ago, Marty Byrde said:

All my industrial OSHA training , makes me look at this and only think, How dangerous with them riding so close to that moving track

Don’t look inside then. Those mark 1 through 5 tanks had the engine right in the middle of the tank with no separate compartment. You could burn your self on it and also got some of the exhaust 

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4 hours ago, Sonea said:

Don’t look inside then. Those mark 1 through 5 tanks had the engine right in the middle of the tank with no separate compartment. You could burn your self on it and also got some of the exhaust 

War is heck.


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World War I.

So many lives lost.


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3 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

World War I.

So many lives lost.

Yep from the war and many more were lost from the Spanish influenza. 


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That flu epidemic was beyond all descriptions of horror.  What a terrible way to die.


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On 11/11/2018 at 11:33 AM, Steeleballz said:

 

   Every time I put on my safety goggles to make toast, I silently curse OSHA.

That is wise of you.   When sticking a butter knife into the toaster to remove the slices, sparks could fly and get in your eye, and that would be a bad way to die.

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