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Former organizer for Greenpeace and Sierra Club, longtime IWW member, Occupier, general commie socialist anarchist radical hippie agitator. ;) Interests are history and science, and scifi fan film-making.

DOB: 2-18-1961

Gender: Male

Location: St Petersburg, Florida

Occupation: Editor, Red and Black Publishers

Groups: History for Kossacks, Readers and Book Lovers, SciTech, Backyard Science, Kossack Air Force, Shutterbugs

Hobbies: sci fi movies, exotic pets, backpacking, sea kayaking, historical costuming, fan-film-making

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Diaries published: 479 (1 day since last diary on Thu May 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 37531 (1 day since last comment on Thu May 28, 2015 at 01:27 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 13839

Total Comment Ratings: 16201

Most Recommended Diary: The Kola Borehole: The Deepest Spot on Earth, 104 comments, 210 recommends

People Following Lenny Flank: 229

Lenny Flank's Most Recent Diaries:

By 1917, World War One was a stalemate. Both the Entente and the German armies were bloodied and exhausted. The development of the machine gun and the shrapnel artillery shell had given the ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
No, it's not a Hollywood scifi movie about a caped superhero . . . In World War Two, the US military had actual plans in the works to use bats--Mexican Free-tailed Bats, to be specific--as living ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
Safety Harbor is a little town of about 18,000 people located on the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay. The Spanish conquistadors Narvayez and De Soto both landed here. The name comes from the 17th ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 07:22 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Everyone knows that the passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912 and sank. Some people also know that the Titanic's sister ship Britannic , used as a World War One hospital ship, hit a mine ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
It was called "the gun that won the West". It was the first really practical revolver, used by many of the most famous gunslingers and outlaws in the American West, and was such a successful design ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 27 Recommends

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