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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:41 PM

Places whose names send shivers down your spine by their mere mention

This is somewhat out of nowhere, but I'm just curious as to other people's input.

There are places where a tragic or horrific occurance or occurances have taken place where all it takes is the mere mention of the place to make you shiver just out of the facts associated with it.


Just a few off the top of my head:

Danziger Bridge
Abu Gahrib
Columbine
Sandy Hook
Auschwitz

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Reply Places whose names send shivers down your spine by their mere mention (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 OP
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #1
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #2
pkdu Jan 2013 #3
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #9
pkdu Jan 2013 #13
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #15
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #28
NoGOPZone Jan 2013 #37
Ian David Jan 2013 #30
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #35
markpkessinger Jan 2013 #69
randome Jan 2013 #4
bongbong Jan 2013 #5
Recursion Jan 2013 #6
charlie and algernon Jan 2013 #7
MadrasT Jan 2013 #34
Adsos Letter Jan 2013 #93
Surya Gayatri Jan 2013 #8
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #10
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #11
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #12
rocktivity Jan 2013 #14
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #29
bettyellen Jan 2013 #77
rocktivity Jan 2013 #84
bettyellen Jan 2013 #85
graham4anything Jan 2013 #16
Journeyman Jan 2013 #17
Suich Jan 2013 #18
REP Jan 2013 #19
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #78
Greybnk48 Jan 2013 #112
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #20
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #21
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #125
KamaAina Jan 2013 #22
Go Vols Jan 2013 #23
RebelOne Jan 2013 #40
jrandom421 Jan 2013 #24
sadbear Jan 2013 #25
patrice Jan 2013 #26
lunatica Jan 2013 #120
patrice Jan 2013 #128
lastlib Jan 2013 #27
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #31
Ian David Jan 2013 #32
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #33
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #36
CincyDem Jan 2013 #38
grntuscarora Jan 2013 #39
VOX Jan 2013 #41
LeftyDemLibProgress Jan 2013 #42
Mopar151 Jan 2013 #107
Crepuscular Jan 2013 #43
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #44
Brickbat Jan 2013 #45
GeorgeGist Jan 2013 #46
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #47
Lesmoderesstupides Jan 2013 #48
xxxsdesdexxx Jan 2013 #50
cordelia Jan 2013 #126
KG Jan 2013 #49
Avalux Jan 2013 #51
samsingh Jan 2013 #52
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #53
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #61
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #64
sadbear Jan 2013 #54
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #55
virgogal Jan 2013 #56
raouldukelives Jan 2013 #57
NoPasaran Jan 2013 #58
sagat Jan 2013 #59
Enrique Jan 2013 #101
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #60
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #62
Adsos Letter Jan 2013 #95
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #97
Doc_Technical Jan 2013 #135
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #63
SayWut Jan 2013 #65
Mr. Mojo Risen Jan 2013 #76
Jazzgirl Jan 2013 #66
Go Vols Jan 2013 #87
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #67
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #137
Cal Carpenter Jan 2013 #68
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #74
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #70
Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2013 #71
Atticus Jan 2013 #72
coalition_unwilling Jan 2013 #100
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #104
coalition_unwilling Jan 2013 #110
DearHeart Jan 2013 #73
S_B_Jackson Jan 2013 #75
riverwalker Jan 2013 #79
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #80
Sparkly Jan 2013 #81
d_r Jan 2013 #82
hack89 Jan 2013 #83
bettyellen Jan 2013 #86
postulater Jan 2013 #88
doc03 Jan 2013 #89
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krispos42 Jan 2013 #91
Iggo Jan 2013 #92
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Selatius Jan 2013 #98
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #99
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #115
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Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #117
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TorchTheWitch Jan 2013 #103
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #105
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Robb Jan 2013 #108
bif Jan 2013 #109
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #111
Tree-Hugger Jan 2013 #124
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #113
JCMach1 Jan 2013 #114
Rowdyboy Jan 2013 #118
Trailrider1951 Jan 2013 #138
libodem Jan 2013 #119
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #121
Jamastiene Jan 2013 #122
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #127
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Deep13 Jan 2013 #130
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #131
mainer Jan 2013 #132
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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:42 PM

1. True.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:43 PM

2. 107th Congress

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:44 PM

3. Parsipanny , NJ

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Response to pkdu (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:49 PM

9. I used to work in Parsippany...how dare you?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:53 PM

13. My sympathies! I was only there for week , but considered it the armpit of America

At least of all the parts I've visited.

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Response to pkdu (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:55 PM

15. Oh my...

guess you never visited Port Elizabeth....

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:23 PM

28. +1

One can smell Elizabeth before arriving.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:25 PM

30. Well, it's no Ledgewood. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:50 PM

35. That's for sure.

I've lived in Westfield and Long Valley...both lovely.

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Response to pkdu (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:40 PM

69. I've never actually been to the town of Parsippany, but...

... Everytime I see the exit sign for it on the interstate, what pops into mind is one of those tall, tropical cocktails with a miniature parasol as a stirrer.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:45 PM

4. 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:46 PM

5. GOP Convention

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:47 PM

6. Arrakis

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:48 PM

7. Going back a bit

Andersonville
The Wilderness
Antietam
Five Forks
Dresden
Verdun

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Response to charlie and algernon (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:32 PM

34. Fredericksburg

Shiloh
Gettysburg

the list goes on and on

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:16 AM

93. Spotsylvania Courthouse

and the Bloody Angle.

Was there in May of last year.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:48 PM

8. Dresden, Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Darfor, and on and on and on...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:50 PM

10. Lidice. Malmedy. Hiroshima. WTC. Bataan.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:51 PM

11. My Lai. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:52 PM

12. Chernobyl, Fukushima Daiichi

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:55 PM

14. The Jersey Shore

Last edited Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:33 PM - Edit history (1)



and The Jersey Shore.


P.S. There's a section of the northern Jersey Shore called Sandy Hook.


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:23 PM

29. Sandy Hook is 5 miles from where I grew up. Nt

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:49 PM

77. I've got a friend named Sandy in Hoboken. Toying with changing that now.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #77)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:40 PM

84. Hoboken got a double dose -- from Hurricanes Irene AND Sandy

Ironic much?


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #84)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:46 PM

85. And the big snowstorm a week later, just as they started working on power lines, UGH.

because the first week was generator work only.
Thank GOD our streets are paved with pizza and beer comes out our faucets!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:57 PM

16. Is Ralph Nader a place? His throwing 2000 to the republicans sends shivers down my spine

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:58 PM

17. Plum Run. . .

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:58 PM

18. Dealey Plaza n/t

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Response to REP (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:53 PM

78. I remember that, made Geraldo Rivera famous. He was good.

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Response to REP (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:37 AM

112. Whitfield Insane Asylum in Mississippi

It was a snakepit far worse than Willowbrook, and Willowbrook was horrid.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:59 PM

20. NOLA, Summer '05







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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:02 PM

21. Cleveland.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:11 PM

125. ...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:05 PM

22. Kalaupapa

where people with Hansen's disease (leprosy) were exiled.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:07 PM

23. Wounded Knee, South Dakota

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:21 PM

40. Ditto. n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:09 PM

24. Manzanar

Mom and Dad have never forgotten that place, and made sure us kids and the grandkids never would withdraw

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:09 PM

25. Jasper, Texas

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:13 PM

26. Fallujah

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Response to patrice (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:39 PM

120. I've always considered our Guernica

I will never get the images of abandoned dogs eating the dead who had chemical burns on their bloated bodies. There was a story of an American detail who's job is was to kill the dogs. Ugh!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #120)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:18 PM

128. And where were the places in Gulf I in which white phosphorous was used against the Kurds?

It seemed not to have been established whether it was us or our Iraqi surrogates who did that, since it was part of "the clean up operation" after the big stuff was over and the Kurds were fleeing what they expected to happen in their neighborhoods in the aftermath.

There was some question about who was using the white phosphorous and how they acquired it, perhaps through West Germany through the "good offices" of the USA.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:23 PM

27. Kent State University

May 4, 1970--Never Forget

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:26 PM

31. Hiroshima

Chernobyl
Fukushima
Columbine

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:26 PM

32. Shades of Death Road in Blairstown, NJ. I actually got lost there in the fog one night. n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:31 PM

33. I'll also add Rosewood to the list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood_massacre

It's not too far from where my parents live now. If you drive through there, it's hard to know there was even a town there. Nothing but a clearing in the woods. It was eirie.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:51 PM

36. Nanjing

Pingfang (Unit 731)

Calcutta (Black hole of)

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:09 PM

38. Dachau n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:19 PM

39. Nickel Mines, PA n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:32 PM

41. Bataan; 10050 Cielo Drive; Ambassabor Hotel kitchen...

Manzanar; Bastogne... But clearly, the worst is Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:00 PM

42. Times Beach, Love Canal

 

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Response to LeftyDemLibProgress (Reply #42)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:44 AM

107. Swartz Creek, MI

Stringfellow Acid Pits, L.A. Nuclear Metals, MA Hanford Reservation, WA

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:41 PM

43. Katyn

Katyn Forest

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:04 AM

44. Also, Jonestown. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:07 AM

45. Katyn. Italian Hall, Calumet. Ludlow. École Polytechnique.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:32 PM

46. Buffalo

I lived there for 3 years. I still have nightmares.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:04 PM

47. A Shau Valley

It was a meat-grinder.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:06 PM

48. TX, AL, MS, GA, FL, TN, KY, IN, OK, MO, SC, NC, VA, WVA, AR, KS, LA

 

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #48)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:11 PM

50. lol.

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #48)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:17 PM

126. Charming.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:07 PM

49. grozny

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:13 PM

51. Three Mile Island

Scared the crap out of me as a kid living in PA, still gives me shivers to think of it....

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:15 PM

52. true

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:15 PM

53. Munich (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #53)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:49 PM

61. Automatic shivers?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #61)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:07 PM

64. Birthplace of the Nazi Party. (nt)

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:15 PM

54. Dresden

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:16 PM

55. Kennebunkport? n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:41 PM

56. World Trade Center

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:44 PM

57. Wall Street. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:56 PM

58. Goliad

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:04 PM

59. Arby's.

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Response to sagat (Reply #59)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:34 AM

101. lol

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:34 PM

60. Anyplace where Chuggo is.

C'mon fuckin guy!!



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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:50 PM

62. Oakland Armed Services Induction Center

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #62)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:45 AM

95. The London Lodge

I spent the night there before heading over to the Induction Center.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #95)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:54 AM

97. Lucky you

I got to sleep in a greyhound bus.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #62)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:10 PM

135. Been there, done that.

n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:51 PM

63. I've always wanted to visit Pripyat & Chernobyl. I think it would be interesting. nt

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:10 PM

65. I had to Google these.

 

8213 West Summerdale Avenue. Cook County, IL. (John Wayne Gacy)

Apartment 213, 924 North 25th Street, Milwaukee (Jeffery Dahmer)

The morbid side of me is curious about what became of these residences after the crimes.
Were they shuttered, razed or left abandoned for years?
Were they sold or rented out?
I can't imagine who in their right mind would knowingly want to live there (I believe some states have laws that a realtor does not have to disclose certain aspects regarding the prior history of a dwelling unless asked).

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Response to SayWut (Reply #65)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:48 PM

76. Dahmer's building was torn down

I don't think his apartment was ever re-rented.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:11 PM

66. East St. Louis.

I know....may not seem like a big deal to anybody else but if you've been there you understand.

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Response to Jazzgirl (Reply #66)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:49 PM

87. +1

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:12 PM

67. Donner Pass. nt

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #67)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:28 PM

137. Donner pass is a magical place - summer or winter

I suggest we rename it Stephens pass and relegate the nitwit dysfunctional Donner party to the footnotes.

Indian petroglyphs, Stephens-Murphy-Townsend party, Central Pacific Railroad snow sheds and China wall, Lincoln highway, Highway 40 rainbow bridge, and snow. Did I mention snow?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:33 PM

68. Bhopal. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

Fukushima

Centralia, PA

Chernobyl.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #68)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:17 PM

74. I had never heard of Centralia before, so I googled it.

Creepy looking place with an odd backstory.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:43 PM

70. Here's a few:

Amityville, Columbine, Guantanamo, Dachau, Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Pyongyang, Jonestown, and that's about it.....

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:47 PM

71. MCRD San Diego

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:07 PM

72. Wasilla nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #72)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:32 AM

100. IMHO, this wins the thread :) - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #100)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:40 AM

104. Better than Crawford, TX?






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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #104)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:02 AM

110. Touche! I stand corrected, humble sir! :) - n/t

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:25 PM

73. All you mention plus

Bataan
Hiroshima, Nagasaki
The Arizona/Pearl Harbor
WTC
2004 Tsunami

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:38 PM

75. Tule Lake, Manzanar, Heart Mountain, Minidoka, Gila River.....

US citizens both naturalized and native-born of Japanese ancestry imprisoned for no reason other than blatant bigotry.

Wonded Knee

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:56 PM

79. Andersonville

look it up

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:56 PM

80. Pearl Harbor

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:00 PM

81. Crawford, Texas.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:01 PM

82. Georgia

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:11 PM

83. Chuckie Cheese. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #83)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:47 PM

86. Dave and Busters!

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:49 PM

88. Kilmainham gaol - Dublin

Execution of Irish patriots.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:25 AM

89. Wegee Creek n/t

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:34 AM

90. My list

 

Pyongyang
Nanking (where the infamous massacre took place)
Munich (Hitler conference)
Blacksburg (Virginia Tech Massacre)
New York City (WTC attacks)

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:59 AM

91. Omaha Beach

Stalingrad
Leningrad
Gettysburg
Antietem
North Atlantic
Auschwitz
Pearl Harbor
Iwo Jima
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:07 AM

92. Death Valley.

Of course.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:40 AM

94. Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, OK

I've been through the Memorial Museum and on the outdoor memorial. Very heavy stuff but worth going through.

I am acquainted with the widow of one of the victims through my hubby's sister. Hubby & his sister grew up in OKC.


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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:49 AM

96. Two off the bat

Berlin Wall Aug. 13 - 1961
I woke up, and there it was. Houses split, windows bricked, tunnels interrupted, roads blocked - families split, no pity, no mercy.

and
Dachau - I lived close to it in my youth.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:20 AM

98. Ludlow, Colorado, site of the infamous Ludlow Massacre where two dozen people were torched to death

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:22 AM

99. Ukrainian SSR

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #99)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:14 PM

115. How so? nt

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #116)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:28 PM

117. That's what I thought.

One of the lesser known yet truly horrific genocides of the 20th Century.

(I'm half Ukrainian, by the way. That's why I asked.)

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:04 PM

123. Horrific.

 

The numbers are hard to fathom.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:36 AM

102. Proctologist

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:39 AM

103. Eastern State Penitentiary

Creepiest damn place I've ever been or seen. I still can't get up the nerve to actually go inside. The outside is plenty enough to give me the major willies.


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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:43 AM

105. Biloxi, Mississippi

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:44 AM

106. It

 

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:44 AM

108. Potsdamer Platz.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:45 AM

109. Texas

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:11 AM

111. Laramie Wyoming

nt

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:05 PM

124. Just yesterday

A friend mentioned that she will be attending a wedding in Laramie. I got this instant feeling of a pit in my stomach the moment she said that name.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:49 AM

113. and honorable mention..

Wasilla,Alaska
Gravesend, Brooklyn NY
K street

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:46 AM

114. Olive Garden

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:32 PM

118. Dealy Plaza, Dallas Texas

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #118)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:25 PM

138. Yup, that's one

November 22, 1963 was 6 days before my 12th birthday.....I will NEVER forget.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:37 PM

119. That ranch in Texas

It starts with 'N' and ends with head? Why would anyone use a name like that?

Seriously stumped.

Signed
Clueless

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:59 PM

121. Edmund Pettus Bridge

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:01 PM

122. Westboro Baptist Church, Topeka, Kansas

How can such hatred and meanness flourish so easily?

Bath, Michigan
Specifically, the school there that was bombed in 1927.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103186662

16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama:
4 innocent children bombed and murdered due to hate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4_Little_Girls

The Trail of Tears
Wounded Knee
Auschwitz
Dachau
Columbine
Sandy Hook
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC

and one that really bothers me to this day:
Imperial Foods, Hamlet, NC (where racism caused the deaths of 25 people and destroyed countless other lives, not during the civil rights era, but in 1991, because the assholes swore up and down AAs in nearby neighborhoods were stealing chicken parts and other parts to take home for dinner) My mother worked there until the month before the fire when she finally found a better job.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet_chicken_processing_plant_fire
But good luck finding any mention of the racist policy everyone who knew of the plant, worked at the plant, knew someone who worked at the plant, and locals who knew the history of the locked fire doors and why they were locked, on the Wiki page about it. That page has been sanitized to hide the truth and it still infuriates me that they are allowed to do that.

Edited to add a documentary that explains what it was like working there and on that day, for perspective:

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:17 PM

127. The 'It's a Small World' ride at Disneyworld

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:18 PM

129. Walla Walla, WA

If you had to live there, you would know.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:19 PM

130. Nanking, Fredricksburg, Andersonville, Armenia nt

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:25 PM

131. YouTube comments section,

Stormfront, World Trade Center, Bay Bridge, Newsbusters, Everest College, and Urban Dictionary.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:25 PM

132. Megiddo. Where the world is supposed to end.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:27 PM

133. Lynn, MA

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:34 PM

134. Corregidor

My uncle was a prisoner of the Japanese from the fall until the liberation.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:02 PM

136. Texas, Kansas, Alabama

then TN.KY,GA, OK,AR SC, Jamaica, Caymans,
any catholic church, and on

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