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White House, Cake, and Chef: USOE Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.

Andre Rush, the White House Chef, did 24 years of military service and now specializes in cake decoration among others.

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College, Family, and Hungry: CBS News @CBSNews Follow Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa OR RELT 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes Nathan @Nate4217 Follow Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna boy/girl job. CBS News@CBSNews Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws FOR RENT 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes 0 G ザ . Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp... @kulturalmarx Follow unpopular opinion: [belief shared by literally every other suburban rich kid ever] Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money nt get a big boy/girl job 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes TheAfrocentricAsian @jmood88 Follow This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a complete misunderstanding of why a minimum wage was created. Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It’s an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people. Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created… I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this “unpopular opinion” makes no sense. Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought–figuratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets–for a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September. Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice.
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College, Family, and Hungry: CBS News @CBSNews Follow Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa OR RELT 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes Nathan @Nate4217 Follow Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna boy/girl job. CBS News@CBSNews Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws FOR RENT 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes 0 G ザ . Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp... @kulturalmarx Follow unpopular opinion: [belief shared by literally every other suburban rich kid ever] Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money nt get a big boy/girl job 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes TheAfrocentricAsian @jmood88 Follow This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a complete misunderstanding of why a minimum wage was created. Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It’s an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people. Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created… I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this “unpopular opinion” makes no sense. Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought–figuratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets–for a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September. Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice.
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College, Family, and Hungry: CBS News @CBSNews Follow Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws/2JKkXLa OR RELT 12:33 AM - 15 Jun 2018 5,028 Retweets 7,533 Likes Nathan @Nate4217 Follow Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren'i rncai for people who pay reni, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna boy/girl job. CBS News@CBSNews Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. cbsn.ws FOR RENT 7:29 AM- 18 Jun 2018 1,962 Retweets 7,886 Likes 0 G ザ . Frank Furtschool apppaaaapp... @kulturalmarx Follow unpopular opinion: [belief shared by literally every other suburban rich kid ever] Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money nt get a big boy/girl job 7:03 PM- 21 Jun 2018 585 Retweets 3,185 Likes TheAfrocentricAsian @jmood88 Follow This isn't an unpopular opinion, it's a complete misunderstanding of why a minimum wage was created. Nathan @Nate4217 Unpopular opinion: Minimum wage jobs aren't meant for people who pay rent, they're for high schoolers and such. If you wanna make enough money to pay rent get a big boy/girl job. twitter.com/cbsnews/status 5:28 AM- 21 Jun 2018 1,790 Retweets 6,835 Likes screams-4-memes: nickbilz: chescaleigh: reverseracism: welcometonegrotown: It’s an extremely popular opinion among middle and upper class white people. Also, aside from this completely uneducated reasoning as to why minimum wage was created… I can guarantee that there are tens of thousands of teenagers who have to pay bills and help support their families or are the only financial supporter to their family. not to mention, if minimum wage was meant solely for high school students how would the business survive when students are in school?? are they only supposed to be open on the weekend? this “unpopular opinion” makes no sense. Unpopular fact: in the 70s a minimum wage worker could pay for college with a summer job. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was conceived to be the minimum amount of money a person would need to support themselves and their families when working 40 hours per week. Unpopular fact: minimum wage was created because working men and women in this nation fought–figuratively in the negotiating room and literally in the streets–for a fair working wage, with sweat and blood and tears and death. Unpopular fact: military service personnel are not the only people who have fought and died for your rights as American: labor leaders and common workers laid down their lives so that you could have a 40 hour work week instead of 80 hours; so you could have a 2 day weekend instead of none; so you could have lunch and bathroom breaks instead of going hungry and shitting your pants,; so you could have a three day weekend in September. Capitalism would NEVER dole out basic human decency without literal human sacrifice. only one of my coworkers at my minimum wage job is younger than me and she’s only younger than me by a couple months. I’m 18. I’m never not angry about this topic.
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Being Alone, Children, and Comfortable: IA THEMETAPICTURE.COM Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour iods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window describeda parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band -he could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed. e morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.. it faced a blank wall The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you," she said. Epilogue There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy. And share it. "Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present." you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com srsfunny:The Window In The Hospital Room

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Destiny, Donald Trump, and Fall: SPACE FORCE President Trump directs Defense Department to 'immediately begin the process' of establishing 'space force' as sixth military branch President Donald Trump declared Monday he will move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. “I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said during a meeting of the National Space Council. “Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security,” Trump said. He floated the idea for the force as a part of his national security strategy on March 13, saying “space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea.” The president described then how he had originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. “We have the Air Force, we’ll have the space force,” Trump said in March. As it turns out, the space force sounds a lot like the space corps legislation the Trump administration opposed last year. In the National Defense Authorization Act, the House Armed Services Committee proposed last June the establishment of a space corps, a new branch of the military that would fall under the command of the Air Force. This branch’s relationship to the Air Force would be similar to the Marine Corps’ ties to the Navy. The space corps would have an area of responsibility that encompasses the vast expanse outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. At the time, the White House, the Air Force as well as Secretary of Defense James Mattis disapproved of creating a sixth branch of the military. “I oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting efforts,” Mattis wrote in a letter to the House and Senate armed services committees. While the legislation passed the House, the space corps bid did not make it into the final defense authorization bill in November. The addition of a service branch would be the first in 71 years. The Air Force is the nation’s youngest branch and was added shortly after World War II.

President Donald Trump declared Monday he will move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. “I am hereby directing the...

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Black History Month, Chicago, and Children: <p>Black history month day 12: economist and political philosopher Thomas Sowell</p> <p>Sowell was born in Gastonia North Carolina on June 30, 1930. His father died shortly after his birth and his mother was a housemate who already had four children. So his great aunt and her two adult daughters adopted and raised him. When he was nine years old he moved from the Charlotte area to Harlem as his family sought better opportunities. He qualified for Stuyvesant High School, a prestigious academic high school in New York City, and he was the first in his family to study beyond the sixth grade. Unfortunately he had to drop out at 17 due to financial and home life difficulties. He was drafted into the Marine Corps during the Korean War and due to his photography experience, he became a Marine photographer.</p> <p>After his discharge from military service, Sowell got a service job in Washington DC and took night classes at Howard University. His scores or so impressive that they gained him admission to Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1958 with a bachelors degree in economics. He earned his masters from Columbia the following year.</p> <p>In his 20s Sowell considered himself a Marxist, but his experience working with the government as an intern in the 1960s changed his philosophy to more free market economic theory. His writing from then on has been from a libertarian conservative point of view. Sowell received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, published numerous works on economic and political philosophy, and serve as a professor at many universities including Cornell. He is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.</p>

Black history month day 12: economist and political philosopher Thomas Sowell Sowell was born in Gastonia North Carolina on June 30, 1930. ...

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Black History Month, Period, and Army: <p>Black history month day 8: Union Soldier Cathay Williams.</p> <p>Cathay Williams was born in Independence Missouri to a free man and a slave woman. In that time, a child&rsquo;s slave/free status was determined by that of their mother&rsquo;s, so Cathay was born a slave. In the early stages of the Civil War, the place Williams lived was occupied by Union forces. Slaves that were captured by Union forces were known as &ldquo;contraband&rdquo; and were usually pushed into service for the war effort as cooks or nurses. Williams served these efforts as a cook starting when she was 17.</p> <p>On November 15, 1866, Cathay Williams enlisted in the army for a three year engagement as &ldquo;William Cathay&rdquo; and successfully passed herself off as a man. Her deception was discovered during a period of hospitalization two years later and she was discharged.</p> <p>Williams worked as a cook, a seamstress, and possibly the operator of a boarding house in the years following her military service. She applied for disability pension payments as a former soldier, something that have been given to previous women who posed as men during war efforts, but unfortunately was denied and died shortly thereafter. Her final resting place is unknown, but before she died she was able to give an account of her story and to this day she is the only known African-American woman to serve in the army during the Civil War.</p>

Black history month day 8: Union Soldier Cathay Williams. Cathay Williams was born in Independence Missouri to a free man and a slave woman...

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America, Bae, and Baked: SHE SURVIVED HITLER AND WANTS TO WARN AMERICA December 22, 2012 - "What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or read in history books," she likes to tell audiences "I am a witness to history <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://whatdoallthesewordsmean.tumblr.com/post/143245864495">whatdoallthesewordsmean</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hopefully-happy.tumblr.com/post/143244784545">hopefully-happy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://your-uncle-dave.tumblr.com/post/137245723644">your-uncle-dave</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://norseminuteman.tumblr.com/post/137239832191">norseminuteman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://a-10-is-bae-10.tumblr.com/post/137239009266">a-10-is-bae-10</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://militarymom.tumblr.com/post/137238251247">militarymom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pitchers-0-stuff.tumblr.com/post/137182209714">pitchers-0-stuff</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://adark30.tumblr.com/post/137056638611">adark30</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>“I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history.</p> <p>If you remember the plot of the Sound of Music, the Von Trapp family escaped over the Alps rather than submit to the Nazis. Kitty wasn’t so lucky. Her family chose to stay in her native Austria. She was 10 years old, but bright and aware. And she was watching.</p> <p>“We elected him by a landslide – 98 percent of the vote,” she recalls.</p> <p>She wasn’t old enough to vote in 1938 – approaching her 11th birthday. But she remembers.</p> <p>“Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.”</p> <p>No so.</p> <p>Hitler is welcomed to Austria</p> <p>“In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25 percent inflation and 25 percent bank loan interest rates.</p> <p>Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want to work; there simply weren’t any jobs.</p> <p>“My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.’</p> <p>“We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933.” she recalls. “We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living.</p> <p>“Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group – Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone in Germany was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back.</p> <p>“Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.</p> <p>“We were overjoyed,” remembers Kitty, “and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and<br/>everyone was fed.</p> <p>“After the election, German officials were appointed, and, like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.</p> <p>“Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.</p> <p>“Then we lost religious education for kids</p> <p>“Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang ‘Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,’ and had physical education.</p> <p>“Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail.”</p> <p>And then things got worse.</p> <p>“The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free.</p> <p>“We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.</p> <p>“My mother was very unhappy,” remembers Kitty. “When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political indoctrination.</p> <p>“I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing.</p> <p>“Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler.</p> <p>“It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.</p> <p>“In 1939, the war started, and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card, and, if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death.</p> <p>“Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.</p> <p>“Soon after this, the draft was implemented.</p> <p>“It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps,” remembers Kitty. “During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys.</p> <p>“They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines.</p> <p>“When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat.</p> <p>“Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.</p> <p>“When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers.</p> <p>“You could take your children ages four weeks old to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, seven days a week, under the total care of the government.</p> <p>“The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.</p> <p>“Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna..</p> <p>“After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything.</p> <p>“When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full.</p> <p>“If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.</p> <p>“As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80 percent of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families.</p> <p>“All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.</p> <p>“We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables.</p> <p>“Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands.</p> <p>“Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.</p> <p>“We had consumer protection, too</p> <p>“We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the livestock, and then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.</p> <p>“In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated.</p> <p>“So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work.</p> <p>“I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van.</p> <p>“I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months.</p> <p>“They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.</p> <p>“As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.</p> <p>“Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law-abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.</p> <p>“No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.</p> <p>“Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.”</p> <p>“This is my eyewitness account.</p> <p>“It’s true. Those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.</p> <p>“America is truly is the greatest country in the world. “Don’t let freedom slip away.</p> <p>“After America, there is no place to go.”</p> <p>Kitty Werthmann</p> <p>*<b>**Re-read the part where she says “everything was free” - healthcare and so on. Very much worth reading twice.****</b></p> </blockquote> <p>4 notes ? should be 4 million</p> </blockquote> <p>Only 13 notes =/ Please even if you don’t read it now because of reasons, repost it for others to read &lt;3 </p> </blockquote> <p>NEVER forget.</p> </blockquote> <p>READ THIS NOW</p> </blockquote> <p>If we don’t learn from history, we WILL repeat it.</p> <p>Do not let this happen again.  And don’t you <i>dare</i> say it can’t.</p> </blockquote> <p>not the exact speech, but a similar more detailed one <b><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZYjgicQOJU">here</a></b>.</p> <p>Her name is Kitty Werthmann.</p> </blockquote> <p>Reblogging every time.</p> </blockquote>
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America, Apparently, and Chicago: Wendell Pierce @WendellPierce If every Black male 18-35 applied for a conceal& carry permit, and then joined NRA in one day; there would be gun control laws in a sec 10:19 PM- 22 Nov 15 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tiffanarchy.tumblr.com/post/133995027606">tiffanarchy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://slowking-s-thompson.tumblr.com/post/133978087110">slowking-s-thompson</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bill-11b.tumblr.com/post/133975497801">bill-11b</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://norseminuteman.tumblr.com/post/133975114766">norseminuteman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://just-remington.tumblr.com/post/133971582199">just-remington</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cyrodiil-burns.tumblr.com/post/133971278311">cyrodiil-burns</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://smauglington.tumblr.com/post/133970522329">smauglington</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://entropic-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/133967309084">entropic-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://guns-and-freedom.tumblr.com/post/133967227268">guns-and-freedom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Except black people do have conceal carry permits, &amp; there black NRA members. In fact the most recognizable face for the NRA is Colion Noir.</p> </blockquote> <p>^^^^^^</p> </blockquote> <p>Plus it would be 21-35 for a CC permit, not 18-35.</p> </blockquote> <p>Still, the NRA would LOVE this.</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="498" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2fe6fdf26f7873ed86d3deb025f6739c/tumblr_inline_nyelbcx4PF1snhu2y_540.jpg" data-orig-height="498" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>White gun owner who has zero problem with black men (and women ya sexist fuck) responsibly exercising their 2A rights, reporting in. Take a good look kids according to most people on the left I don’t even exist. </p> </blockquote> <p>It’s as if people such as the op feel some overpowering urge to continually drive the race chasm deeper and wider. <br/>Why the fuck not look for ways to bring people together, regardless of race, rather than searching for reasons to drive us further apart. <br/>The whole fucking planet is burning down around us. Can we just agree that anyone born and raised in this country, is pretty goddamn privileged? <br/>This is no time for us to be tearing ourselves apart, and yet it’s exactly what we’re doing. </p> <p>Can we please get back to the America where we’re all red, white, and blue, and brush off all this other bullshit?</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh and let’s not forget the fact that black men are actually applying for concealed carry permits in places like Chicago, and mysteriously getting denied. It’s funny how people don’t know the history of gun control and it’s racist roots. And how history seems to repeat itself. </p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">“After taking a firearms training course, paying a host of fees, and submitting fingerprints for a background check that he ultimately passed, Michael Thomas was puzzled when he was notified earlier this year that a special review board had denied his application for a concealed carry license.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Thomas, a former Air Force reservist who said he routinely carried a gun during military service and has never had a run-in with the law, is one of more than 800 people who have been denied licenses by the board, which meets behind closed doors and keeps its records and reasoning secret, even from applicants who are denied.<br/></a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Figuring that his was a case of mistaken identity, Thomas wrote to the Illinois State Police to request a review of the decision.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">“I have never been arrested or convicted of any offense, either misdemeanor or felony, in the state of Illinois or any other state,” Thomas said in his letter. “I have no criminal record of any type.”</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">But the state police, in a letter responding to his appeal request, didn’t say why he was denied, and told him that the board’s decisions couldn’t be reviewed and that he would have to petition a court in order to appeal.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">So Thomas joined 193 other Illinoisans who have filed lawsuits against the state police to try and peel back the secrecy of the decision-making process.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">The state police review every application and can automatically deny any applicant who does not follow application rules, pay appropriate fees or meet standard background requirements. A provision in the law also allows local police and other officials to object to a person’s application after the applicant has passed a fingerprint background check and met the other requirements for a license.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">The Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board, a panel with law enforcement backgrounds, considers the objections in private and is not required to explain the reasons behind its decisions except under order from a court, according to the state police’s interpretation of the statute.</a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-07-04/news/ct-concealed-carry-rejection-20140706_1_michael-thomas-application-illinois-state-police">Officials won’t say why Thomas’ application was flagged for denial, or by whom. Thomas insists that he has a clean record. A search of Cook County court records turned up no charges. An Air Force spokesman told the Tribune that Thomas was honorably discharged in 2012 and that his military record does not contain any unfavorable information.”</a></p> <p>This is happening, and apparently <i><b>we’re</b></i> the racist ones.</p> </blockquote> <p>gun control laws are racist, their history is racist, and it’s often rich, white racists who push the hardest for their ban (lookin’ at you, Hillary) </p> </blockquote>
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Being Alone, Children, and Comfortable: It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.His bed was next to the room’s only window.The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.The men talked for hours on end.They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.Days, weeks and months passed.One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.It faced a blank wall.The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’Epilogue:There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .’The origin of this letter is unknown, but please pass it on.

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.One man was...

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