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Bonnie & Clyde

Top 10 Crime Duos - TIME
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Tuskegee Air Women, 1940s. Assigned as weather observers and forecasters, cryptographers, radio operators, repairmen, sheet metal workers, parachute riggers, link trainer instructors, bombsite maintenance specialists, aerial photograph analysts and control tower operators in the Air Corps.

Columbus Bicentennial: Tuskegee Air Women
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The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.

Once Upon A Time In War
  • Carol Petersen

    Darlene Jordan, you said " Information was more easily controlled (80 years ago) especially in a country like Nazi Germany." I hope you, and others here, realize how information is being controlled this very minute. The main stream media have their marching orders, and their agenda talking points to follow. The manipulation of the news currently (and what IS NOT reported) is journalistically unconscionable. We all need to diversify in our news-gathering, so we can get a complete story about what's going on.

  • Carol Petersen

    By the way, I think the German POWs in the picture are covering their faces, not out of alarm, but in an effort not to be photographed. One guy near the middle appears to be purposely turning his face slightly away from the camera, and they are all hiding their eyes, not just their mouth & nose area.

  • Patricia Todd

    I can not remember when I did not hear the screams of millions of folks in my head. When I was little there was a big big book, Collier's history of WWII. Who knows how young I was when I first saw it? I have personally never experienced this horror, but I can see it and sometimes feel it inside myself. Because of that ONE BOOK...I forever have abhorred violence, killing, and prejudicial behaviors. I grow up in a segregated south and no one had to tell me something was wrong, I could see around me. Personal experience has an impact upon us all, in ways that are perhaps even unconscious. For some reason I have always been 100% sure I would stand up for what was right. But is it right, or does it appear right at an given moment? This is complex stuff you guys, and it's always been terribly hard for me to pass judgement, unless I can feel the pain, seeing is sometimes NOT enough. We all see things, everyday, sometimes many times a day, and walk on. Where responsibility lies is a more difficult question, then is it right or wrong? It is the 'ole' walk in another's shoes. I was lucky, and I am proud that I lived with someone whose blood spill across France and Germany, whose toes froze, and someone who paid not only with their blood, but with the rest of their life. I could feel his pain, and he never said a word. My father.

  • Carolene Carter

    This is Pinterest at its best--people talking and listening to each other. Probably most Germans had heard about the horrors committed by their government but that does not mean they believed it. Most probably dismissed it as ugly rumors spread by the enemy--normal people find it hard to believe that others can commit such acts. I, like some of you, do not really know what this group was seeing and believe the audience was shading their eyes from the glare. Carol P.--people do need to view many different views--people are naturally biased. Don't be so quick to assume that the media is controlled by 'Big Brother'--after all, your comments were published on the internet. For the rest of you--it's one thing to risk yourself but quite another when endangering loved ones. I've enjoyed this thread--this is what our world needs--people who don't discount others who believe other views. This type of discourse is valuable--how can anyone refuse the opposing views if they don't understand 'why' they believe what they believe? Never just parrot what you've been told.

  • Patricia Todd

    ENJOYED your comment, Carolene.

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Berlin - 1989

Berlin Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Jerry Whidby

    Didn't Scott Walker win by a greater margin in the recall election than the original election. The unions did try though. Wait I believe the only governor in the history of this country to ever be recalled was Gray Davis (D), former governor of California. Now California knows how to have an election. Illegals and even the dead vote in that state. Is that what Governor Walker was ALLEGED to have done? Judging me by my picture? Well the lady on the left is Hispanic. Since all of us on the wRight must be racist, I know that blows your world view. My son in the middle is autistic. I know it must boggle your mind that people on the wRight have children with learning disabilities, since everyone has been told we do not support people with disabilities. Judging you from your boards, you seem typical of the left. Right off the bat you speak of being stoned "and a problem when he's stoned", issues with your faith or lack of, and seem a little pervy. Your taste in music is typical of an aging hippie who does not see the problems your generation brought upon everyone. Drugs, teen pregnancy, and an anti-American attitude. Yet I am forced to put into a Social Security fund that your generation helped break. I notice how none of you wise old dogs are volunteering to forgo SS. You probably rail against the KKK, but have no problem saying you want to be a cowboy. A group genocidal xenophobes Hollywood made into heroes. Yay Hollywood. Which brings me to your comics and cartoons board. Could you have chosen a more insensitive board cover? Really black faced cartoons? Who are you Ted Danson. Of course you have a board titled "ever notice how you can always spot a douche ?", with several pictures of Republicans. Several boards that show a typical fascination with other cultures, but a loathing of your own. I simply read your c̶o̶m̶m̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ boards, and said to myself, "Yep, that's what that one is...". Why attack my age, 41 by the way? That is like me saying your points are mute because you are Bipolar.

  • Jerry Whidby

    Too funny, a young family member pointed out that you sound like a Sneetch from the Dr. Seuss stories. I almost fell on the floor.

  • Lingo South

    Jerry Whidby....Amen again...right on I

  • j johnston

    Leave the heavy-lifting to those of us who know how. On another note, I find it admirable that you saw fit to marry outside your gene-pool...SORRY, couldn't resist that one...but seriously tho, I'm relieved to know that at least you're not an Hispanicphobe. And I am genuinely sorry to hear of your Child's difficulties, that MUST be a tough thing to deal with, and I wish for you and yours only the best in dealing with your situation. Good Luck, and I really do mean that. And as to what's "left-over" in your needless and pointless personal attack on both my person as well as my political leanings and musical's a quick run-down : To begin with, I am a professional musician and song writer, and as such, I have a wide range of musical tastes and interests, it's sorta what I do. The reference to "being stoned", is actually a line borrowed from a Kris Kristofferson song called "Pilgrim Chapter 33", where Kris writes...."He's a poet he's a picker he's a prophet he's a pusher-a pilgrim and a preacher and a problem when he's stoned..." I have great respect for the man as well as his work.So there. It's referred to in the biz as "SONGWRITING", perhaps you've heard of it before? Lessee, what else did you accuse me of, oh yeah. My thoughts, feelings, philosophies etc,etc., on FAITH is actually no one's business except me and my Maker, so, yeah, Buzz for as me striking you as a bit, I believe the word you used was "pervie" (I'm to assume that somehow relates to something in your "thinking", so,uh, I'll just leave that one for you to continue pondering on, I don't feel the need to convince you of anything related to my moral fibre,,,wait for it...again, NOT YOUR BUSINESS. As far as your completely Bat-Shit Crazy comment about what MY generation did or did not do to or for this country, when I was 22 years your junior (that's 19 years old in case you gots troubles wif all that cypherin' and such, I was risking my Life day-in, day-out fighting for my country in the service of the United States Military and Anerica...yeah, I actually did believe all that stuff.... What did you do in the Great War daddy ? I did not then, nor do I now do drugs, hell, I don't even drink anything stronger that the occasional iced tea and Diet Coke (I happen to like the flavour, I'm not fat or nothin'. I never knocked up a teen-age girl nor contributed in any fashion to anti-American anything. Interesting that you bring up Social Security. I, like a great many people in OUR nation, have done quite well for myself financially speaking, and it is my intention that any and all sums due and payable to me from the Federal Government, will be donated to various charities of my choosing...again, none of which are...yep, any of your business. I do happen to be against the KKK, but I also happen to have always wanted to be a Cowboy too. I don't really know what the two have in common (interesting juxtaposition that one), or really know a terrible lot about what Hollywood does or does not do. My choice in board covers on Pinterest is just that, mine. I don't need to run my choices and my tastes past some Red-State Committee of the Self-Righteous...hope I didn't offend you, but if I did, get over it. You have a lovely Hispanic wife and a boy who needs you desperately to keep it all together, so LIGHTEN-UP. The fact that I consider certain Republican politicians to be "douches", is only because certain Republican politicians are , in fact, "douches." I really don't know exactly "which" Culture you think I'm from...tell me, is that Southern-Speak or Code for "White-Folks" ? I am of Scottish and Cherokee descent, and VERY HONOURED and PROUD to be so. I wholeheartedly believe with every commie-pinko corpuscle in my mixed ancestry body, that ALL people, regardless of race or nationality, should celebrate theirs and others ancestry...that one there's all about the absolute GLORY in DIVERSITY. Everyone has something there to be proud of and they should share that with one another. Don't you think ? Don't answer, I meant that in a rhetorical sense only. I wasn't so much attacking your age as I was your ignorance, and in what I HAD thought was a light-hearted, comical manner....opps, there's that freakin' inconsistency again, perhaps you could enlighten me...what does my bi-polar condition have to do with that....? Now run along and pick out your child's next bed-time story. Might I suggest something along the lines of "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery....not to be confused with "The Prince" by Machiavelli, that one would most assuredly give your little one nightmares of the most Right-Wing kind. As for Lingo and Valrae..."On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux." Yur Pal and Mine, j

  • Lingo South

    j johnston We're not reading your notes...too long and boring...take a rest and take care of yourself...blessings to you and yours

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Grace Hopper: Her development of the first computer compiler and the first computer programming language helped revolutionize the world of computers.

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Pictured is Marie Curie's experimental notebook - which after almost a hundred years, is still incredibly radioactive! All of her notes and books can only be handled safely using radiation gear and are stored in lead lined boxes.

Marie Curie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Martha Rita

    She died on July 4th, 1934. Was a Polish and naturalized French phycist snd chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first woman to become professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Pantheon in Paris. Curie died at the sanatorium of Sancellemoz (Haute-Savoie), France, due to aplastic anemia brought on by exposure to radiation -mainly, it seems, during her World War I service in mobile X-ray units created by her. ... Martha Holloway

  • Patricia Todd

    ooh wow....thanks....I am putting a biography of her on my must read list. Can you recommend one? She is also going into my "wonderful women" pin board. Blessed 2014 to you!

  • patricia glover

    Thanks martha I am this person that love true history,poems,gardening,law,cooking,Icollect bibles,medical books,old movies and traveling. Designing gardens, cars, purses, shoes, jewelry, homes, clothing for fun. Helping the elderly and mentoring children. I feel that we only have one life and this is the way we leave out mark for ourselves and sometimes for the world. Thanks for the informations.

  • Martha Rita

    Hello Patricia, thank you for sharing what you really enjoy doing.. congratulations!!! I am more than happy to share with you names of amazing women that in one way or another affected who people are today and who the world wouldnt be the same without. Check them out, look into their soul and know who they were or are. Regards..Martha... Here they go... Marie Antoinette, Saint Joan of Arc, Ella Baker, Simone de Beauvoir, Catherine the Great, Shirley Temple Black, Cleopatra, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Emily Dickinson, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Margaret Fuller, Billie Jean King, Maya Lin, Catherine de Medici, Maria Montessori, Mother Theresa, Florence Nightingale, Georgia O'Keefe, Eva Peron, Pocahontas, Queen Elizabeth I, Sappho, Emma Tenayuca, Margaret Thatcher, Harriet Tubman and Yoshiko Uchida.. among many others that we dont have to leave behind.. :)

  • CAT Braun

    Seriously? I find it hard to believe it was xray exposure that caused her anemia when she and her husband were working to refine/purify all kinds of radioactive materials. (Polonium, curium, etc., etc.) Without hardly any understanding of the severe health effects from these radionuclides! i.e.: that aint xrays coming from her notebooks!!!

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January 1937. "Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

Where the Grapefruit Grow: 1937
  • James S Oliver

    U're all nuts, that could've been me in this photo, born at cusp of Great Depression to a family with Daddy earning only 50 cents per week with the 4th child just born. But he cared and supported for us, didn't run away like so many Dads then and now did/do....THKS Daddy.

  • Val Lou

    Those people lived through a tough time.

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  • Valrae Simonaro

    And yet many of the migrant farmworkers of today live in conditions much like this. I. you are not familiar with "The United Farm Workers Union" now would be an excellent time for a real eye opener!

  • Patricia Todd

    I love you, James S Oliver. For caring enough to remember proudly. I do too.

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September 3rd, 1967, Stockholm, Sweden: The day Sweden changed from driving on the left to driving on the right. Well that looks like a fun day.

Dagen H - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Sunny Thorndyke

    Could you imagine trying that in this day and time!!! OMG.. what a SNAFU that would turn out to be. .

  • Linda Wood

    I heard about this from my Swedish relatives.

  • Val Lou

    What a picture, looks like a big mess.

  • Ann Gillespie

    That might be Hwy 635 in Dallas , Texas on a Sat night now!

The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie Django Unchained is loosely based

  • Martha Rita

    Thank you Gayle...!!!

  • patricia glover

    I just wonder about united states it takes hollywood to make one or two loosely base american history, to tell the world about the true united states, who run all over the world saving every one else.

  • Gayle Whitlock

    There is a documentary on U-Tube "Slavery and the Making of America" produced by Luminary Aurora. Also S.B.A.N. documents slavery AFTER the civil war. Both productions are honest and show how it was slave labor that build this country and enriched European countries. I could not continue watching S.B.A.N. due to the blatant cruelty and injustice. I became emotionally overwhelmed.

  • Linda Hartinian

    Django was not the kind of movie I would go to so I really learned something interesting today I'm glad I clicked on it.Thank you. Poor Mark will just stay the way he sounds and I'm sorry for himt.

  • Gayle Whitlock

    you and me both.

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The nurses behind the Nazi 'Super Race Children': Inside the Aryan breeding wards where boys and girls were given UV treatment if their hair turned brown

Nazi nurses who helped breed 'Super Race Children' | Mail Online
  • Sharon Harris

    The Boys from Brazil was about the cloning of children from Hitlers DNA. I would not look to it for historical accuracy. It was a movie built around a few facts such as Nazi war criminals living in Brazil, genetic testing on children for a "Super Race", and nazi hunters. Do not refer to it as acurate history.

  • Marie Moore

    So sad. :-(

  • Jennifer Karle

    Heart breaking. What happened to these children after the war? What a confusing childhood they must have had. :'(

  • Myra Roberts Art

    Josef mengele Sadistic doctor who experimented on twins was given a papal Passport and escaped to San palo brazil where he died in his 80's.

  • Christina E Naylor

    This is so disturbing that I can't pin it. I was aware of the many atrocities that were committed during that time, but not this. So evil, wicked, and disgusting! It makes me sick! My mom used to say that she was ashamed to be white because of how black people, Indians and others were abused. It's just Not human.

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A little boy reaches for his reflection in a black cop's riot shield at a KKK rally in Gainesville, Georgia, Sep. 5 1992.

  • Marie Moore

    Yes, one can hope.

  • Milly Mason

    It would be incredible if the child and police officer met now. Would the child be filled with prejudicial hatred? I agree with the first part of Marie Allen's statement that the police officer must have felt a great juxtaposition. He had the knowledge that one day the innocent child might spew venom at him through ignorance but as a human being, he probably felt quite nice that a child had chosen his shield in which to see its reflection (the officer must have felt safe to the child). I disagree with the second part of Marie's statement. Most humans are NOT monsters. It may seem that way with news coverage of atrocities but the majority of humans do not perform heinous acts of cruelty. Perhaps it is through want of love and belonging (to their immediate pack) that the innocent child becomes a tyrant.

  • Sherlene

    Milly, with little digging you might find whether someone brought the two together in recent times. Fear of the unknown, fear of loosing ones place in life, fear the boogieman that has been created to control others cause people to become monsters. Along side acts of dark cruelty often resides wondrous acts of selfless love.

  • patricia glover

    People have to accept the reality of united states. That's why each person must make stand we will not tolerate racism of any kind.

  • Jackie Murphy

    This is the damndest thing I've seen in a while.

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Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King

  • Valrae Simonaro

    Dr.King was a brilliant man! He spoke of that days truths. He was a leader bringing together people to teach what could be and what was. His "DREAM" is slowly coming to be. Today, more and more people are realizing the negative impact of "PLANTATION THINKING". These people will in turn educate others and in time we will all be one in thought and action! Is this not what Dr King reached for? This photograph embraces love.The same love Dr and Mrs King wished for all people!

  • Valrae Simonaro

    Dr.King was a brilliant man! He spoke of that days truths. He was a leader bringing together people to teach what could be and what was. His "DREAM" is slowly coming to be. Today, more and more people are realizing the negative impact of "PLANTATION THINKING". These people will in turn educate others and in time we will all be one in thought and action! Is this not what Dr King reached for? This photograph embraces love.The same love Dr and Mrs King wished for all people!

  • Fuego Kat

    Poor, dear Mark; it is a sad thing to witness the dying gasps of a racist dinosaur. The days of ignorance, fear, and hate are numbered. God speed, T-rex!

  • Valrae Simonaro

    Mr Mark Smith, Mr T-Rex ,I believe, was hoping you would read the thoughts of others on this post and have an epiphany. Barring that I wish you well....

  • Christina E Naylor

    How beautiful.

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An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1885

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1913-1924: Inside a dressing room at the Moulin Rouge

Retronaut - 1913-1924: Inside a dressing room at the Moulin Rouge

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

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A great woman…

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  • Marie Moore

    Awe, how wonderful.

  • Liszetai Ardeis

    I so very much want to know how European Jewry managed to recognize the advance of fascism BEFORE crystal night--many many were able to 'get out' long before the genocide began. I am sorry to say that, with 1:3 incarceration rate, many people here do not realize that the gate is shutting...

  • patricia glover

    I love to hear about these stories because she was a true pioneer.

  • Isabell Bennett

    Would of been a horror to of known her and to call a friend

  • Isabell Bennett

    Sorry meant honor to of known and to of call a freind

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Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan

  • Sherlene

    My father in law's father was, also, reportedly Samurai. It was said that he left Japan in the late 1800s because Samurai had their land and status taken from them. Whether that is true I have been unable to confirm. He did have a wife and son in Japan. I don't know if his wife died and family kept the son, but his first son did move to California as an adult. By the time he found his half sibling he was elderly. I met him in the 1970s on his first visit to us. He did not speak very good English and bowed repeatedly. He was a sweet man and I wish that I could fine his family.

  • Sherlene

    We do have a photograph, by the way, of Junochiti Matsushita in Samurai armor. I understand that offspring of Samurai had studio portraits taken in such. However, it was also popular for anyone to do so. Much like dressing as a cowboy or any other romanticized character in this country.

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    The design is really old, now if wearing, people will be laughing.

  • Janelle Meeks

    she looks fierce.

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Unreal. c. 1800s vampire killing kit.

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ca. 1870’s

  • Isabell Bennett

    Diana,your more than welcome. It's really touches me to my heart which reminds me of growing up with my father. So precious and dear.

  • Isabell Bennett

    PS Diana. THANK YOU

  • Diana

    All this love.u normally dont see this.I am very new to fb and ive had a pinterest for a while not really knowing exactly how to use it.the first time I went on fb everyone was so mean and negative.I love that this pic alone has brought a few of us together not only to celebrate this gorgeous pic.but that we are all human and just to love and accept one another.

  • Christina E Naylor

    You bet! Pinterest is fun. Doesn't take too long to get used to. It was my teenage daughter that made me check it out. (She spent so much time on it, that I would have to get after her for wasting so much time, lol.) I hope you enjoy it and that you will always meet kind people. :)

  • Isabell Bennett

    I thought of going on fb also but as Diana said negative thoughts and this isn't needed today as much as we all know from the pass and what some are going through now still. I do enjoy Pinterest very much but as Jean M.said the world will be a better place when we RESPECT one another.

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