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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

January 29, 2018 | 13 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating, Interesting |

Canadian police officers meditating before they start their day 

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

January 24, 2018 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

 

Why don’t other countries have military bases on U.S. soil, whereas we have many U.S. bases on foreign soil?

Because a foreign country having a base in the US wouldn’t serve any purpose. The US military is sufficiently powerful that it doesn’t need other countries to have bases there to provide security and deterrence in the same way US military bases provide these things to other countries (or the US itself).

I’m British, but I think it’s funny how people see the US military very unrealistically, especially here in Britain. We don’t care to admit how much we depend on the Yanks. There are dozens of countries whose security is directly or indirectly dependent on the US military. In fact, there are countries that exist today that wouldn’t exist were it not for the US military. Kuwait, South Korea etc..

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The Incredible Life Of Peter Freuchen…A Man Who Once Formed A Chisel Out Of His Own Frozen Feces To Free Himself From An Avalanche

January 24, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History, Interesting |

The Age of Arctic Exploration remains largely excluded from the history books because, quite frankly, there’s nothing sexy about exploring uninhabited blocks of ice. Arctic explorers never received the glory they deserved, and never became household names or the subjects of movies and tv shows.

It’s a shame because after reading into it, I realized that these courageous, bearded men were often quite fascinating, especially one in particular. If anyone deserves a movie made about them, it’s Peter Freuchen.

The 6’ 6” Danish native originally fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a sailor, but later decided he’d rather use his skills to sail to the unexplored arctic than fish or transport cargo.

In 1910 he left Denmark, embarking on his first expedition of Greenland. He eventually founded and established the settlement of Thule in Northern Greenland, which is now a large U.S. Naval base. He remained at Thule and governed the new Danish colony until 1920.

During this time he lead several expeditions of the rest of Greenland. His most famous, the First Thule Expedition (1912), tested Robert Peary’s claim that a channel divided Peary Land and Greenland. Freuchen proved Peary incorrect with a dangerous and historic 620 mile dogsled trip across the inland ice.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

January 22, 2018 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

The ref looks REALLY happy that the Patriots scored a touchdown

Patriots were called for just one penalty against the Jags

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

January 17, 2018 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

 

What is a typical day like in prison?

I wake up at 4:55 a.m. each and every morning. Why? Well, in part because I can, because I have the freedom to choose at what time I’m going to start my day. This is not true of every day mind you, as many things can change an individual’s schedule or routine. That said, I get up that early because, when my door most often unlocks, at about 5:15 a.m., I don’t want to be in the cell where I’ve been for the last number of hours.

I most often choose to eat plain oatmeal with peanut butter, (unless it’s Sunday when the chow hall typically serves eggs, potatoes, and toast) because in part I don’t want to experience any more of the chow hall that I reasonably have to, and because I can afford to eat oatmeal (at $1.00 per pound) and peanut butter (at $2.15 per 16 oz. container) for breakfast.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

January 15, 2018 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

This was the emergency alert message that Hawaiians awoke to on Saturday morning

Apparently an employee of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency pushed the wrong button (article)

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

January 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What’s it like to be a pscyhopath?

Emotionals: Flatlines. Most days are just flatlines. You go out there, and you do what interests you, and sometimes the monotony of your existence is punctuated by events. Sometimes you feel pleasant and happy, sometimes you feel angry, but your emotions are like calm ocean waves. It comes, and then it goes, invariably around the clock, and they’re just as mild and watery as waves. There are no tsunamis in our world. We do not implode. We do not explode.

Our emotional range typically lacks the highest peaks and the lowest lows, but especially not the lows.

Relationships: We don’t love, and we don’t bond, and we don’t grieve. I treasure some people, but if they fell off a really tall cliff I would ask why and (if no justice needs serving) I move on. There are psychopaths who invest in people and have inner circles. There are those who do not. I’m one of those somewhere in the middle, with an inner circle I will not kill for. Regardless, we are fiercely loyal to our people. We go to great, incomprehensible lengths for them, because we are never concerned with the question, why me?

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A Freed Slave’s Letter to His Former Master

January 9, 2018 | 2 Comments » | Topics: History |

P. H. Anderson, a planter, wrote his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, who had previously served as a driver or an overseer and escaped during the war, to offer him employment after the war. P. H. Anderson, deep in debt, hoped that his former slave would help to bring in the harvest and convince other former slaves to return and thereby save the plantation. This document presents Jordan Anderson’s reply, dated August 7, 1865. Jourdon Anderson did not return, and P. H. Anderson ultimately lost the plantation.

 

Dayton, Ohio, 

August 7, 1865

To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee

Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Colonel Martin’s to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again, and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me that Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.

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