I make no promises cause this is one hell of a phobia of mine but I'm going to try to get it outside
Edouard de Laboulaye and Frédéric Batholdi, the two men behind the statue, were fervent abolitionists, and the initial impetus for the statue was the ratification of the 13th Amendment.
The final design of the statue, in which the chains are visible only from a helicopter, was the result of strong objections from the project's American backers, upon whom de Laboulaye and Batholdi were relying to fund the pedestal and the site; they wanted no mentions of slavery. In 1885-6, the United States was fully in the throes of "reconciliation," the process of the official forgetting of pre-War history, the rehabilitation of the political image of the South, and the formalization of the "New Slavery" system in both North and South which was to prove so immensely profitable. Such a public decree of slavery as an evil, and the antithesis of liberty, would have been an entirely unwanted political problem to those who wanted the country to "just get over it."
The chains remained virtually unknown until recently, with even the National Park Service not mentioning their existence in its publications. Ordinary tourists never saw them; thanks to the steep angle of the plinth, they're completely invisible from the ground. It was only in 2011 that (for reasons not fully clear) this changed, and the USNPS now discusses this history at length on its site.
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DONT LET YOURSELF BE AN EASY TARGET, UNINSTALL
You have passwords saved? your email is logged in? you have paypal? GET THAT OFF YOUR COMPUTER NOW.
It signed into both his and mine that it was our names, but the login origin destinations were from Taipei and China. Their accounts are compromised and you need to get that off your computers immediately until it's fixed
You can each have a TeamViewer account with two-factor authentication enabled, that can both have each computer added to it. Either way, if you have a TeamViewer account, you should have two-factor auth on.
Also, I recommend ensuring your PCs are locked when you're away from them. Even if someone can remote your PC, if they don't know your PC's password, they can't get past the lock screen.
Another thing you can shut off, though given both your computers were hacked, probably wasn't how you got hit, is you can shut off the random one-time passwords that TeamViewer generates, so that those aren't ways to log in.
TeamViewer is a decently secure product, but if you leave it running all the time, you should take some basic precautions.
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As it tends to be, it's been a long time, but here I am again. Yay me. My circumstances have changed lately. You might notice I'm tall again
William Shatner steals Space Shuttle to search for reborn Leonard Nimoy
An arrest warrant has been issued for Star Trek actor William Shatner, who is reported to have stolen the space shuttle Enterprise.
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