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petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.) : PAT petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)
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fictional-sailor: sgtgrunt0331: muppetz540: Professional Grass Growers save little girl from Kill Zone This guy has nuts the size of wrecking balls! Well done sir! Rah! From an article on Business Insider  David Eubank, a Special Forces soldier turned aid worker, was filmed as he ran out in the open amid ISIS sniper fire to rescue the girl as two other men covered him with rifle fire. “I thought, ‘If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand,’” Eubank told the Los Angeles Times. According to the Times, Eubank’s dramatic rescue played out on a street in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where ISIS snipers were firing at civilians who were attempting to flee. Wearing only a T-shirt, a bulletproof vest, and a helmet, Eubank is seen running out into the street approximately 150 yards before picking up the girl and bringing her back safely behind a tank. Eubank, 56, served for a decade with the US Army Special Forces. After leaving the military, he founded an aid group called the Free Burma Rangers, which seeks to bring “hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, and Sudan,” according to its website. : YRgif fictional-sailor: sgtgrunt0331: muppetz540: Professional Grass Growers save little girl from Kill Zone This guy has nuts the size of wrecking balls! Well done sir! Rah! From an article on Business Insider  David Eubank, a Special Forces soldier turned aid worker, was filmed as he ran out in the open amid ISIS sniper fire to rescue the girl as two other men covered him with rifle fire. “I thought, ‘If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand,’” Eubank told the Los Angeles Times. According to the Times, Eubank’s dramatic rescue played out on a street in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where ISIS snipers were firing at civilians who were attempting to flee. Wearing only a T-shirt, a bulletproof vest, and a helmet, Eubank is seen running out into the street approximately 150 yards before picking up the girl and bringing her back safely behind a tank. Eubank, 56, served for a decade with the US Army Special Forces. After leaving the military, he founded an aid group called the Free Burma Rangers, which seeks to bring “hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, and Sudan,” according to its website.
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siryouarebeingmocked: yourpoliticsarestupid: mother-child-life: luchadoreofliberty: youre-a-fucking-human-being: perspectivemax: us-army-world-tour: huffpost: As Pride month comes to a close, Desmond Is Amazing, the ten-year-old drag kid from New York, is living proof that the future is queer. ❤️ Wow this is incredibly fucked Man his parents are making a killing off this kid. Exploiting that little fucker for dime they can get Jesus christ you can practically see him reading the cue cards she wrote for him. 10 years old is not a time to think about sexuality or being a drag queen. You should be a kid playing with other kids and doing kid stuff.  This absolutely breaks my heart. Child abuse, plain and simple. watched an episode of Drag Race when I was two, decided to become a drag queen There’s people who are thirty who don’t make life choices as big as that. …I’ve heard I sadly would not be surprised if this kid offs himself before he’s 20. Everybody acting like this is normal and healthy needs to get a fucking grip.: l was born in Pride month in the year 2007 siryouarebeingmocked: yourpoliticsarestupid: mother-child-life: luchadoreofliberty: youre-a-fucking-human-being: perspectivemax: us-army-world-tour: huffpost: As Pride month comes to a close, Desmond Is Amazing, the ten-year-old drag kid from New York, is living proof that the future is queer. ❤️ Wow this is incredibly fucked Man his parents are making a killing off this kid. Exploiting that little fucker for dime they can get Jesus christ you can practically see him reading the cue cards she wrote for him. 10 years old is not a time to think about sexuality or being a drag queen. You should be a kid playing with other kids and doing kid stuff.  This absolutely breaks my heart. Child abuse, plain and simple. watched an episode of Drag Race when I was two, decided to become a drag queen There’s people who are thirty who don’t make life choices as big as that. …I’ve heard I sadly would not be surprised if this kid offs himself before he’s 20. Everybody acting like this is normal and healthy needs to get a fucking grip.
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