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Neon Samurai
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Postby Neon Samurai » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:53 am

Greetings and salutations,

Well Phara muted my ass on FB to force me to come to the forums (cause she was tired of telling me.) Anyway, been everything under the sun, burger flipper, pizza delivery schlep, cop, radio DJ (they liked to class it up and call it an on-air personality), sous chef, waiter, business owner, infantryman, cav scout, paramedic, carpenter, electrician, teacher, but my main profession is professional curmudgeon. Seriously though, while I am still an electrician, I don't do much work unless it is small jobs I want to do (got laid off in the bug bust of 08), my primary career is an historian. I mostly studied colonial and early republic American history with emphasis on religion, Atlantic maritime history, and slavery with a sub-specialty in public history (and I can tell you more than you ever wanted to know about James II). My current project is a database of all the capital southern newspaper articles from 1859-1865. The primary purpose is to give a view of what confederate soldiers heard about the election, the succession, and the war. This is kind of on the line of James McPherson's What They Fought For that examined confederate letters to see what they told others they were fighting for. The way the common man learned about what was going on was either the newspaper directly or rumors and gossip from the newspapers someone else had read. No one that I am aware of has examined this in such detail and I think it will present new light on the causes for a dirt poor farmer to join the war effort. If nothing else, it will be a database that is easily searchable for confederate historians. (and lets face it, win an award and tenure is guaranteed.) Not sure what else you want to know.
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Postby Syreeta » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:55 am

Hi

I love the intro 'forced into submission' ha


nice to 'meet' you:)
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Postby Rivoc » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:18 am

Damn, you're a jack of all trades! Nice to have you! I hope to learn more about you on the forum :)
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PhlawlessPhelon
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Postby PhlawlessPhelon » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:21 am

Great intro. You sound like you will fit right in. In fact, I am pretty sure we have another historian in our mix. C&D and Education forums sound like they'd be a good fit for you. Your southern newspaper project sounds interesting and a database like that would be great for your future research (or aid in helping the research of someone else).


I hope you stick around. I will leave you with an awesome pherret meme.

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Rwn
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Postby Rwn » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:58 am

Why hello there. Welcome to the brainitorium
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girlapaloo
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Postby girlapaloo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:21 pm

Nice to officially meet you!
Phara tends to have that effect on people ;)
Welcome to the family.
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Postby Pawly » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:39 pm

Welcome aboard! I think you'll find better discussion and debate here as we grow.
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Postby ravenrussell » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:43 pm

Intelligence and wisdom, the force is strong with this one. Your historical, fact-seeking mission sounds amazeballs. It has implications on today's elections and media coverage. I am fascinated to see how much has actually changed. Welcome to the forum. I await your fledgling posts, and crave some in-depth, hard hitting threads. Enjoy your first day.
Peace to all.
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Postby NaranjaRa » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:00 pm

excellent intro. welcome to the crew!
my dad is an electrician...IBEW man who is responsible for my love of technology

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Postby Feydakin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:18 pm

Welcome home Neon Samurai. ;)
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Corgimom
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Postby Corgimom » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:45 am

Double glad you introed. LOL An electrician you say? A double welcome since I have a materials question for someone of that skill set. I'l get around to explaining and ask later.
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cerrodepedro
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Postby cerrodepedro » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:26 am

PREPARE THYSELF

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AliceElite
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Postby AliceElite » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:57 pm

Yayyyy, finally. <3

Welcome aboard!
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Neon Samurai
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Postby Neon Samurai » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:06 pm

Ask away on your electrical question, or would you like me to create an ask the electrician thread?
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girlapaloo
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Postby girlapaloo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:17 pm

Neon Samurai wrote:Ask away on your electrical question, or would you like me to create an ask the electrician thread?


Hey, good idea! That sounds like an interesting addition to the "Educate Yourself" section, perhaps?
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Corgimom
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Postby Corgimom » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:25 pm

The question will make more sense with a drawing which I need to add hence the I'll ask later.
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Postby Gwenno » Sun May 01, 2016 10:19 pm

ravenrussell wrote:Intelligence and wisdom, the force is strong with this one. Your historical, fact-seeking mission sounds amazeballs. It has implications on today's elections and media coverage. I am fascinated to see how much has actually changed. Welcome to the forum. I await your fledgling posts, and crave some in-depth, hard hitting threads. Enjoy your first day.


Yeah, so, that's kind of what I wanted to say :)
Ravenrussel already said it, so I just say welcome!!
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Phara
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Postby Phara » Wed May 04, 2016 1:30 pm

lolololol

how'd i miss your intro.


hahahaha, hey barry <3 (wave)
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Candeeoke
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Postby Candeeoke » Fri May 06, 2016 4:58 am

Welcome.
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Brewtality
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Postby Brewtality » Fri May 06, 2016 9:29 am

Welcome chief.
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Philly
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Postby Philly » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:58 pm

Welcome!
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Skywalker
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Postby Skywalker » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:26 am

I have read some of your post, I hope that you do stick around.
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Phara
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Postby Phara » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:38 am

why we begging him? he lurks. last post was last month, last visit was five days ago.

fuck his ass. stop begging. wtf

thirsty

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