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for your brother, he could take US 441 north....


all the way north to Fargo, GA The scenic route to Georgia He would avoid all the traffic jams on I-95, I-75 and the Florida Turnpike

Then he could mosey over to Athens GA, take in the UGA, then head west to Atlanta






you and I are on the same page

I've been in FL for 59 years, and seen many many hurricanes. Some have come through or close to Orlando. Never had any serious problems.

Was there damage and other problems in the past ? Yes, of course. Was it anything like Andrew, Harvey or Katrina ? No, not even close. As I said in the thread below, if I was under a similar-to-Andrew-situation, I just might be getting the F out of Dodge. It's not going to be like that. Not good at all, but nowhere close to a catastrophic Category 5. Now if I lived near a lake or river or in a manufactured home, I just might evacuate.

I'm here also.

I'm going nowhere. Years ago I went to Atlanta during one of those 2004 hurricanes, and I lived to regret it. The hurricane wasn't that bad. I went through Charley which was a direct hit. I was in a ground floor apartment about 10 yards from a pond, and I was just fine. It was scary, no lie, but I was fine.

If you are in a fragile residence and/or a low-lying area or have some other rational reason to leave, then it makes sense to go somewhere safer. Otherwise, Orlando is pretty darn safe compared to the coasts. Been here 59 years, and never had a serious problem. Yes, in 2004, the power was out for some people in Osceola County for up to a month. Orlando and its immediate suburbs were in pretty good shape though.

I worry more about a direct hit from a tornado than a hurricane. I guess 59 years of dodging bullets does that to you. However, if this was a Hurricane Andrew-situation with it hitting us from the west or east (instead of the south), then I'd be worried.

Anyway...people need to do what's best for them. I am very confident I will be just fine, but then again I am quite fortunate.

eta: Worst season in memory for me, 2004


For those of you who get frustrated by "broken links" on DU.....

Here is a quick lesson on how to cure this. Make7 is the real expert

Broken link = http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/restaurantsandnews/a-denny’s-joke-on-twitter-about-non-tippers-has-backfired-spectacularly/ar-AAr3HiH?ocid=spartandhp

Notice how after the letter "y" in the link, the clickable part stops ? That's because the DU software cannot render an apostrophe (') correctly in a link. The HTML code for apostrophe is & a p o s ; (remove spaces, ";" is the last character), found here at http://www.theasciicode.com.ar/ascii-printable-characters/single-quote-apostrophe-ascii-code-39.html

So, to fix the broken link example, you delete the apostrophe in the link and insert the HTML code in its exact place. That turns the broken link into this:


Yes, it's a bit of work but it makes it easier for the reader. Instead of having to copy and paste the entire link into a new browser window, they can just click the link as usual.

Hope this helps a few. As I said, Make7 is the real expert, if he still comes here.

eta: You can also use the HTML code & # 3 9 (remove spaces, 9 is last character). Apparently both codes can be used.

eta2: Better reference table here

Hitler never got near 50% of the German vote...

He manipulated his way to power via a back-channel deal with Paul von Hindenburg and Von Papen. The theory was that the non-Nazis could control Hitler somehow, which of course turned out to be wrong.


He got 36.8% of the vote in the 1932 German Presidential election versus 53% for Paul von Hindenburg. Ernst Thälmann of the KPD got the remaining 10.2%


In the election above, the Nazis only gained 33.09% of the total Reichstag seats, but they were the largest party. They were definitely a threat to the democratic regime in power.

The main problem was that the civil authorities in Berlin and other cities allowed the SA to run wild in those street battles. I'm sure the Communists started some. The SA were also allowed into the Reichstag, where they were allowed to intimidate the other deputies. If the SA had been neutralized (and the violent communists), there's a chance Hitler would have never risen to power. A lot of this is from memory, so I don't have precise links at hand. I agree we should not be initiating fights with the Neo-Nazis but fighting them democratically and with armed self-defense if necessary.

take away the nazi flags and the uniforms and voila......

Blood and Soil


Blood and Soil (German: Blut und Boden) refers to a racist ideology that focuses on ethnicity based on two factors, descent blood (of a folk) and territory. It celebrates the relationship of a people to the land they occupy and cultivate, and it places a high value on the virtues of rural living.

NAZIS.... Hitler/fascist salute, yep, NAZIS

Sociopaths lie with ease and....

All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]


It's been reported that Trump used to read Hitler's work regularly, on his night table

Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a copy of My New Order in a closet at his office, as if it were a grenade. Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.

“Did your cousin John give you the Hitler speeches?” I asked Trump.

Trump hesitated. “Who told you that?”

“I don’t remember,” I said.

“Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.” (“I did give him a book about Hitler,” Marty Davis said. “But it was My New Order, Hitler’s speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish.”)

Later, Trump returned to this subject. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.”


No surprise this is happening.

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The Story Behind Saving Private Ryans Epic Omaha Beach Scene


Steven Spielberg is often accused of being too sentimental, but that notion is pretty much obliterated by Saving Private Ryan’s opening scene, a half-hour crucible in which we witness Allied soldiers storm Omaha beach on D-Day. Spielberg cedes little of the screen to acts of heroism or bravery, instead submitting viewers to an uncomfortably realistic barrage of bodies falling, drowning, blowing up, or otherwise being torn apart. It’s perhaps the most lauded scene of his career, and the latest installment of CineFix’s “Art of the Scene” series supplies some key insights as to how the director and his crew crafted such an epic set piece.

Maybe the biggest takeaway here: Spielberg didn’t storyboard the scene. That’s out of character for the director, and especially peculiar given how intricate the sequence is, but it also explains much of what makes it so good: The improvisational method allowed Spielberg to find the shots that most accurately evoked the brutality of war.
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