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HBS Guy

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Sea levels rise beyond what the Dutch can do with dykes etc. What is the very last thing the government can do?
 

SethBullock

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Sea levels rise beyond what the Dutch can do with dykes etc. What is the very last thing the government can do?
I didn’t cheat, but I read a little about what they are already doing routinely. But if all those measures are eventually overwhelmed by the sea, I don’t know what they would do.
 

HBS Guy

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US Grant, Civil War general on the Union side, used “Unconditional Surrender” for the first time at which battle?
 

HBS Guy

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It was Fort Donelson.

Simon Buckner, who had loaned Grant the money to pay his New York hotel bill, was left in charge of the fort. He was therefor miffed by Grant’s “ungenerous” terms. The resourceful Forrest escaped with his cavalry down a shallow, unguarded stream. His cavalrymen each had an infantryman behind him so reducing the niumber to be surrendered.

The news was received with raptures in the north. After the next battle, Shiloh, the public wanted Grant’s blood, so bloody was that battle.

“Unconditional Surrender” was Grant’s first demand at Vicksburg but he saw merit in letting the rebels offer their parole rather than tying up men and shipping sending the POWs north. Just as well—Chattanooga needed Grant and part of his army a month or so later.
 

HBS Guy

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After Sherman captured Atlanta the Army of Tennessee was still a big force, tho beaten and demoralised. Their commander, John Bell Hood, threw his force at entrenched union forces at Franklin, losing his best division commander Patrick Cleburne and 6000 soldiers.

Funny incident: Hood’s army had camped either side of the road to Franklin. A union force sent by Sherman from Atlanta to reinforce Thomas at Nashville walked quietly down the road between the rows of rebel tents and reached Franklin. Hood was not best pleased when this was discovered, LOL!
 

SethBullock

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When police check someone they suspect of Driving Under the Influence, they may move their finger or the tip of a pen and tell the person to follow it with their eyes without moving their head - just track it with their eyes. They are looking for two things. One is what the eyes do as they track from side to side. The other is what they do when they stop at "maximum deviation". What kind of test is that, and what are they looking for?
 

HBS Guy

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Here they just breathalyse you.

I guess they are looking at how closely and accurately they track finger or pen? If drunk they cannot track the pen/finger accurately or hold the “extreme deviation?”
 

mothra

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It's called a field sobriety test and the reason is a tricky ear/eye interaction i learned about years ago in a class i wasn't paying attention to. The cop is looking for the smooth tracking of the eye and a bit of a wobble of the iris because the feedback to the brain from the balance receptors in the ear are thrown off by alcohol. I want to say nastigmus, or something like that. I know that can't be right, i wasn't paying attention. Probably hungover or stoned.

It's present in all sorts of other diseases and pathologies too, and other external stimuli. Not the most accurate determination of whether someone is sober or not.
 
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