Saturday, April 03, 2010

Today -100: April 3, 1910: Of premature burial and the red threat in Milwaukee

An article in the NYT Sunday magazine section reports a Lancet study which says that almost no one is ever buried alive.

The NYT has been warning that Milwaukee might just elect a socialist mayor, Victor Berger, Tuesday (spoiler alert: it will). The elections have been enlivened by the R’s and D’s bringing up an old quote of his: “Let every Socialist have a good rifle and the necessary rounds of ammunition in his home and be prepared to back up his ballot with his bullets if necessary.”

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