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Brigadier General Benedict Arnold felt slighted that five junior officers received promotions ahead of him and, in response, threatened to resign from the Patriot army. Begins a road of discontent leading to treason...

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19 Feb 1777, Continental Congress promotes Thomas Mifflin; Arthur St. Clair; William Alexander, Lord Stirling; Adam Stephen; & Benjamin Lincoln to major general. Although the promotions were intended in part to balance the number of generals from each state.

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"Don Newcombe - The Biggest Dodger" (Sports Illustrated - August 22, 1955) ~ RIP Newk

19 Feb 1788 Virginia's James Madison published the Federalist #57 which advocates the election of "men who possess the most wisdom to discern, and ... pursue, the common good of the society."

This cartoon shows Congress adjourning and members returning home to campaign for reelection. They Won’t Agree on Anything! Clifford Berryman, artist. 9/24/1922

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From the 1922 edition of "The Bluestocking", created and published by the young women of Mary Baldwin Seminary.

Yr 7, 8 & 9 students online Q&A with via teleconference discussing challenges & triumphs of the history & future of Mars exploration & what we have learned so far Thanks to

Here's an interesting read about Pineapples; their origin and production in Hawaii!

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Operation Badr - عملية بدر

The Egyptian military operation to cross the Suez Canal and seize the Bar-Lev Line of Israeli fortifications on October 6, 1973. Launched in conjunction with a Syrian assault on the Golan Heights, this attack marked the start of the Yom Kippur War.

Operation Badr was preceded by training exercises starting in 1968, operational planning from 1971 onwards and a deception operation. In the opening stages of the attack, known as The Crossing (العبور; al-‘obour), combat engineers used water cannons to rapidly clear numerous passages through the sand wall lining the east bank of the canal, laid bridges and operated ferries, allowing armor to cross. Egyptian infantry assaulted the Bar-Lev fortifications and were counterattacked by Israeli armor and infantry.

The attack surprised the Israelis, and by October 7 the crossing was complete, and the east bank of the canal was occupied by five Egyptian infantry divisions. The infantry established defensive positions in bridgeheads spanning the 160-kilometre (99 mi) front. Following a lull in the fighting on October 7, Israeli armor reserves arrived at the front and launched a counterattack opposite the city of Ismailia. The Egyptian forces were successful in employing anti-tank weapons to repel the Israeli armor and advanced once more. By the end of October 8, Egypt occupied a strip of territory along the entire east bank of the canal to a depth of approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi).

The first time in Israel’s history that an Arab army managed to defeat them in battle.


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Carta a Dante

“…Di un largo suspiro y comencé de nuevo:

«Son en momentos como estos en los cuales suelo cuestionarme absolutamente todo.

Si retrocedo unos cuantos meses atras todo se resume en momentos maravillosos. Son tantos que aún al recordarlos una sonrisa se dibuja por mi rostro.

El problema es la forma repentina en que todo termimo. Aquel adiós que ni siquiera llegamos a expresar correctamente.

Recuerdo decirte que jamás me arrepentiría… eso no cambia, creeme, aún si se me concediera esa remota oportunidad lo haría de nuevo y la única diferencia es que trataría de disfrutar aún más de tu compañía.

No te culpo de nada ocurrido, al contrario, te agradezco por todas las veces que estuviste ahí para mi cuando todo se rompía a mi alrededor.

Me enseñaste a ver todo de otra perspectiva…

No se si todo lo que me decías era cierto, aún no se del todo si realmente sentías aquello que me expresabas… Sinceramente prefiero no pensar en ello.

Al final de cuentas presentía como acabaría todo, no estaba tan equivocada.

Recordaré cada momento con cariño y felicidad, prefiero quedarme con todo lo bueno que pasamos.

Siempre he tenido encuenta que aquello que no empieza bien por naturaleza termina mal.

Se que fue arriesgado, pero gane muchos momentos inolvidables a tu lado.

Y si me lo preguntas, si, valió la pena cada maldita cosa.»

Al separar el lápiz de la hoja una lágrima cayó por mi rostro y con una débil sonrisa cerré el cuaderno…”

- Fragmento de Fobiddent Secret



from How to Drink

Death Anniversary of Rachel Faucette Buck


I cannot recall when it had laid claim to mother’s soul, as I felt its heavy hand on my own.

I cannot recall the cold that hath befallen on the bed, as the fire threatened to devour me whole.

I cannot recall the relief upon my soul when I had woken with breath, as grief soon struck me at my very core.

I cannot recall the tears I shed, as numbness spread.

I cannot recall the days, the weeks, the months since my awakening, nor did I ever wish to remember them, as I know only devastation shall come forth.

I ask to no one, to someone,


She deserved not this fate.

Not a mother who sought only the best for herself and for her children in a world that claimed them to deserve but only the worst.

I cannot understand, no matter how hard I dwell upon subject at hand.

She did no wrong, but only escape from a life that wished to see her on the ground, shackled, humiliated.

A woman of superior intellect, of evaluated and generous sentiments, of unusual elegance of person amd manner.

Better than many men I have stumbled upon.

She challenged the world, had held her head up high.

How could it be that sickness was her undoing?

It seems to be a joke, so warm and filled with life one day, for the next so cold and dead.

How could this be?

Why has the world taken her from me?

There are no answers, at least not those of reason.

Grief, I ask to leave me be.

Death, I ask to give her back.

Unanswered all remains.

I am left to wait until the hand guides me to where she resides.

Adieu, until death brings us together.

Mother, you shall always live on in my memories as the woman you were not the one they claimed you to be.

Anne Boleyn is my favorite historical figure of all time but like, when I come across adults who “stan” English monarchs or politicians (see: Churchill fandom) who were shitty in their personal lives (see: Henry VIII killing his wives) and/or were responsible for the desecration of the third world, I’m like….

While not a living influence, the dead hand of the Indian is everywhere upon the land. Indian forced-labor is the key to the explanation of the rapid agricultural development, as it also explains the backward and restricted character of this development. Indians furnished the labor power for the far-flung Mission enterprises. They cleared the ground, planted the first vineyards, constructed the irrigation ditches and canals, and built the Missions. The Indian influence explains the singular dichotomy n the cultural traditions of the region between what is termed ‘Spanish,’ and is therefore valuable and praiseworthy, and what is termed 'Mexican’ and is therefore undesirable. For while Indian and Spanish are, in a sense, oppositional terms in this cultural tradition, the Indian and Mexican influences tend to merge. Lastly, the brutal treatment of Indians in Southern California in large part explains the persistence of an ugly racial arrogance in the mores of the region of which, alas, more than a vestige remains.
—  Carey McWilliams, Southern California: an Island on the Land

“Here again, wholeness is exchanged for a workable and successful sham personality. The “inner voice” is stifled by the growth of a superego, of conscience, the representative of collective values. The voice, the individual experience of the transpersonal, which is particularly strong in childhood, is renounced in favor of conscience. When paradise is abandoned, the voice of God that spoke in the Garden is abandoned too, and the values of the collective, of the fathers, of law and conscience, of the current morality, etc., must be accepted as the supreme values in order to make social adaptation possible.”

Erich Neumann, The Origins and History of Consciousness