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    800 captured Eritrean Ascari, regarded as traitors by the Ethiopians, had their right hands and left feet amputated.[54][55] Augustus Wylde records when he visited the battlefield months after the battle, the pile of severed hands and feet was still visible, "a rotting heap of ghastly remnants."[56]

    Further, many Ascari had not survived their punishment, Wylde writing how the neighborhood of Adwa "was full of their freshly dead bodies; they had generally crawled to the banks of the streams to quench their thirst, where many of them lingered unattended and exposed to the elements until death put an end to their sufferings."

    They shall be my heroes and special forces because of what they had to go through.
    Or I'll at least try and remember to be a good boy in honor of and as a offering with prayer for people who have to go through that type of abuse. It has to be bad enough the suffering people go through after losing a battle.

    So many soldiers were defeated , traumatized, demoralized, shell shocked, saw friends die, and then tortured, humiliated, and mutilated after battle on top of it all. It's crazy what human beings have to endure and mercilessly do to others. Soldiers are often drafted and it isn't their fault they were born where they were.

    I just couldn't imaging trying to live with a hand and foot hacked off. Sounds like hell!

    #2
    Some people have lost more limbs than that, and they continue on. Some are born with no limbs at all, yet still find happiness in life.

    I knew a man who climbed Mt. Denali, and lost all his fingers in the frostbite. I don’t know how I’d manage getting by with no fingers.

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      #3
      Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
      Some people have lost more limbs than that, and they continue on. Some are born with no limbs at all, yet still find happiness in life.

      I knew a man who climbed Mt. Denali, and lost all his fingers in the frostbite. I don’t know how I’d manage getting by with no fingers.
      Yeah, he could probably walk though. But not being able to whipe ones self sounds worse than death to me.

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        #4
        Losing a limb would be pretty awful, but people handle it a wide range of ways. A lot of people will just sit and wallow in self pity for the rest of their lives. But then a lot of people will move on and figure out how to live an awesome life without that body part.

        I'm not sure when the event described here took place, but I assume it was a long time ago. Which makes it even harder, since prosthetic technology was pretty awful back then and there was a much higher chance of not even surviving the amputation in the first place.

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          #5
          I took notice of a blind boy (blind because of war damage) in Yemen keeping an elementary school going. I think he was also teaching a class or two. Very unexpected, impressive and inspiring!

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            #6
            Some people have all their limbs and 5 functional senses and resort to a life of panhandling and meth abuse...

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              #7
              Originally posted by Din Djarin View Post
              Some people have all their limbs and 5 functional senses and resort to a life of panhandling and meth abuse...
              I haven't panhandled or spent money on meth in two weeks. And I've had many jobs so a life of panhandling is hardly accurate.

              Besides, I'm a Fascist priest in the Church of Mussoliniology. I do just as much good as a Catholic priest does.

              And I have a ministry of preaching, evangelization, and praying with people. I'm also a writer.

              Meth actually isn't a very big part of my life really. Just something I enjoy talking about as being one of the very misunderstood things in this world when done in moderation, because alcohol is far more harmful.

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