So to the LR brain trust...
How many bayonets does the armed forces of the US have in it's possession today?
How many in 1917?
Same for horses.
I know this is really stupid and pointless, but the difficulty in finding these numbers has me curious. It's like trying to find out how many actual dollars are spent on education in California (hint, it has gone up every year since as far back as 1975 despite the almost universal claim, every year, that there are "drastic cuts").
"Be the anomaly. The aberration. The glitch. The inconvenient. The divergent. The string of junk code. The stubborn apple that falls nowhere near the tree. Or the fucking forest. Be the fool. The Bonehead. The idiot in the room. Let them shake their groupthink heads at you. Let them be ashamed of you. Embarrassed of you. Pissed off at you. They will call you names and you must let them. Let them jeer. Let them point. Let them laugh. Be resistant to their mockery. Be the fodder for their jokes. Be a magnificent failure in their eyes. A tiger does not lose sleep over the opinion of the sheep. Go ahead, be the scar tissue on their worldview. Their normality. They'll loathe you. They'll fear you. They'll wish they were you."