“In late March, the U.S. Air Force Academy held its Department of Defense-mandated extremism stand-down training to examine and to eradicate extremism and white supremacy within the ranks. Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke spoke of extreme ideologies on “both sides,” rather than confronting the unique flavor of the extremism threat on display Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol,“ the group, led by Esteban Castellanos, wrote.
Murdoch deliberately orchestrated Brexit because, in his own words, “when I walk into Downing Street they do what I say, but when I walk into Brussels they take no notice.”
He is a truly evil man and I can’t wait for him to die.
Also, fun fact: in school I regularly got told off in PSHE class because when the teacher asked “who owns the media?” we were supposed to rote-learn the answer “the public”, but every single time without fail I put my hand up and said Rupert Murdoch.
Warrant Officer (later Major) Hugh Thompson Jr. of the
23rd Infantry Division. Thompson saved the lives of dozens of Vietnamese civilians during the My Lair Massacre, when he put his OH-23 helicopter between the civilians and soldiers of the 20th Infantry Regiment.
Thompson was awarded the Soldier’s Medal in 1998 for his
Twenty-six of some 160 soldiers were charged with criminal offenses after My Lai, but only Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in C Company, was convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence, but served only three-and-a-half years under house arrest. He is still alive today.
A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her…. a very dangerous proposition.
One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.