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Blessed, Cats, and Family: PAT petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)
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1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself.

Blessed post. Good kitty

i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice

Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high.
One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award.

Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes.
Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land…
Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. 

(Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.) 
A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal…
A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)…
Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout…
Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)…
Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery…
And speaking of big ships and big guns…
“Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)

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Tumblr, Blog, and Civil War: Perry the blyatapus? fakehistory: Soviet soldier prepares to kill Tsar Nicholas II during the Russian Civil War (1918)
Tumblr, Blog, and Civil War: Perry the blyatapus?
fakehistory:

Soviet soldier prepares to kill Tsar Nicholas II during the Russian Civil War (1918)

fakehistory: Soviet soldier prepares to kill Tsar Nicholas II during the Russian Civil War (1918)

America, Captain America: Civil War, and Target: Good strategy sevdrag: saltyemrys: crypticavengers: Captain America: Civil War directed by: anthony joe russo I JUST LAUGHED SO MUCH I DIED
America, Captain America: Civil War, and Target: Good strategy
sevdrag:
saltyemrys:


crypticavengers:

Captain America: Civil War
directed by: anthony  joe russo




I JUST LAUGHED SO MUCH I DIED

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Af, America, and Apparently: Game Of Thrones's Natalie Dormer: men are as objectified as women on TV actor has joined the debate genders are judged equally on looks about objectification in TVand L4 shipperwolf1: brunhiddensmusings: fierceawakening: guyveranimefan87: eric-coldfire: eldritchgentleman: cruxofargon: the-critical-feminist: cishetwhiteoppressor: Finally, a sane celebrity who doesn’t bend the knee to feminist bullshit. Source My god I love her. I know people are gonna get salty af about this but by God she’s RIGHT. When Brad Pitt did Fight Club, he was cutting weight for every single scene to maintain his physique at 155. I’ve you’ve ever cut weight, you know how horrible that must have been. He did it because they needed a “look”. Changing Tatum said his Magic Mike body doesn’t last for more than five days. He starved down and dehydrated his already fit physique for a “look”. The male soldiers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand were eating pretty much chicken and veggies for every meal to maintain a “look”. Why is this such a big deal? Because all these characters are considered physical goals for men. These are actual unobtainable physical standards for men. Male body image issues get swept under the rug so often that some people don’t even think they exist. You want proof? Just check out that scene in Captain America: First Avenger where Cap just transformed into that beautiful beefcake of a man. Agent Carter’s actress just HAD to touch them muscles, it was completely unscripted. Chris Evans had to wear shirts so small they physically hurt, and he dislocated a shoulder during the helicopter scene in Civil War. But who cares, girls got to wet their panties watching Captain America flex. If we are talking about unrealistic physical standards of male fitness given to us by movies, I would like to mention Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman here. Yeah, he is ripped, isn’t he? Well, it is true, but to get that kind of definition, he went through 36 hour period of dehydration, which caused him to temporarily lose 10 pounds of “water weight”.  Thus during the fight scene he was filming, he was a hair breadth from blacking out whole time, just to look unrealistically muscular. As he said during interview with Steven Colbert, “If You go three days without water, You will die. Then, when You are halfway there they shout ‘Roll it!” It’s the same with professional bodybuilders who get into periods of extreme fasting and dehydration to lower their fat-to-muscle ratio to inhuman levels, all in hopes of making their muscle definition a bit better. According to experts, healthy body fat percentage for a healthy male ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on height, lifestyle and numerous other variables.  Fitness model and professional bodybuilder Helmut Strebl also known as “World’s Most Shredded Man” as he supposedly managed to get his body fat percentage below 5%… … But only when he partakes in competitions, since it is not humanly possible to live with such low fat percentage of one’s body for longer periods of time. I mean, yeah, he keeps a draconian training regime, as well as a very strict diet even off-season, but looks much more human then… There are documented cases of incredibly fit and muscular bodybuilders fainting on the stage in the middle of their flexing routines, as well as several who outright died, because of cardiac arrest caused by their blood becoming too thick, due to long dehydration… And let’s not forget about Muscle Dysmorphia, colloquially known as “Megarexia” or “Bigarexia”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia Yeah, it’s a thing, but it’s barely talked about, since it’s apparently not manly to admit to having problems like that, which also creates problems with researching this particular disorder… So… Thanks Hollywood? I had no idea that most people who looked like this are dehydrated until I read posts like this. dehydrated to the point theyre about a day away from actual organ failureokay so chris hemsworth is a absolute god of a man, but hollywood says ‘thats not good enough’ and for the thor movie he has to spend several days having the juice squeezed from his body untill he looses about a gallon of whats supposed to be him so that he can do 2 days of shooting scenes without his shirt, after which he has to have recovery time before he is hospitalized because i am not joking about ‘one day away from organ failure’thats the benchmark- look at chris hemsworth and process that he is told he isnt suitable for a shirtless scene without prepping for three days and nearly fainting real feminism acknowledges the unhealthy standards that men are held to. radfems brush them off as non-existent guys, feminism is for you, too. it’s for all of us.
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 actor has joined the debate
 genders are judged equally on looks
 about objectification in TVand
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My god I love her.

I know people are gonna get salty af about this but by God she’s RIGHT.
When Brad Pitt did Fight Club, he was cutting weight for every single scene to maintain his physique at 155. I’ve you’ve ever cut weight, you know how horrible that must have been. He did it because they needed a “look”. 
Changing Tatum said his Magic Mike body doesn’t last for more than five days. He starved down and dehydrated his already fit physique for a “look”.
The male soldiers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand were eating pretty much chicken and veggies for every meal to maintain a “look”. 
Why is this such a big deal? Because all these characters are considered physical goals for men. These are actual unobtainable physical standards for men. Male body image issues get swept under the rug so often that some people don’t even think they exist.

You want proof? Just check out that scene in Captain America: First Avenger where Cap just transformed into that beautiful beefcake of a man. Agent Carter’s actress just HAD to touch them muscles, it was completely unscripted. 

Chris Evans had to wear shirts so small they physically hurt, and he dislocated a shoulder during the helicopter scene in Civil War. But who cares, girls got to wet their panties watching Captain America flex.

If we are talking about unrealistic physical standards of male fitness given to us by movies, I would like to mention Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman here.
Yeah, he is ripped, isn’t he?
Well, it is true, but to get that kind of definition, he went through 36 hour period of dehydration, which caused him to temporarily lose 10 pounds of “water weight”. 
Thus during the fight scene he was filming, he was a hair breadth from blacking out whole time, just to look unrealistically muscular.
As he said during interview with Steven Colbert, “If You go three days without water, You will die. Then, when You are halfway there they shout ‘Roll it!”
It’s the same with professional bodybuilders who get into periods of extreme fasting and dehydration to lower their fat-to-muscle ratio to inhuman levels, all in hopes of making their muscle definition a bit better.
According to experts, healthy body fat percentage for a healthy male ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on height, lifestyle and numerous other variables. 
Fitness model and professional bodybuilder Helmut Strebl also known as “World’s Most Shredded Man” as he supposedly managed to get his body fat percentage below 5%…
… But only when he partakes in competitions, since it is not humanly possible to live with such low fat percentage of one’s body for longer periods of time.
I mean, yeah, he keeps a draconian training regime, as well as a very strict diet even off-season, but looks much more human then…
There are documented cases of incredibly fit and muscular bodybuilders fainting on the stage in the middle of their flexing routines, as well as several who outright died, because of cardiac arrest caused by their blood becoming too thick, due to long dehydration…
And let’s not forget about Muscle Dysmorphia, colloquially known as “Megarexia” or “Bigarexia”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia
Yeah, it’s a thing, but it’s barely talked about, since it’s apparently not manly to admit to having problems like that, which also creates problems with researching this particular disorder…
So… Thanks Hollywood?


I had no idea that most people who looked like this are dehydrated until I read posts like this.

dehydrated to the point theyre about a day away from actual organ failureokay so chris hemsworth is a absolute god of a man, but hollywood says ‘thats not good enough’ and for the thor movie he has to spend several days having the juice squeezed from his body untill he looses about a gallon of whats supposed to be him so that he can do 2 days of shooting scenes without his shirt, after which he has to have recovery time before he is hospitalized because i am not joking about ‘one day away from organ failure’thats the benchmark- look at chris hemsworth and process that he is told he isnt suitable for a shirtless scene without prepping for three days and nearly fainting

real feminism acknowledges the unhealthy standards that men are held to. radfems brush them off as non-existent 
guys, feminism is for you, too. it’s for all of us.

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America, Captain America: Civil War, and Christmas: yes-team-downey2010: Captain America: Civil War Behind The Scenes! Christmas mood: Iron Man   caps having a crisis
America, Captain America: Civil War, and Christmas: yes-team-downey2010:
Captain America: Civil War Behind The Scenes!


Christmas mood: Iron Man  


caps having a crisis

yes-team-downey2010: Captain America: Civil War Behind The Scenes! Christmas mood: Iron Man   caps having a crisis

Irish, Civil War, and War: RO NOLD RO EIN TH Irish father mourning the remains of his son during the Irish Civil War (November 20th, 1922)
Irish, Civil War, and War: RO
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Irish father mourning the remains of his son during the Irish Civil War (November 20th, 1922)

Irish father mourning the remains of his son during the Irish Civil War (November 20th, 1922)

America, Gif, and Love: This isn't freedom, this is fear. ask-cap-america-anything: raavynndigital: minuiko: wintercyan: onegoodey: jumpingjacktrash: hobbitkaiju: verysharpteeth: jenngeek: doktorfylthe: Characterization done right. Steve Rogers in a single gif. We joke about Steve’s patriotism as his strong suit, but his actual strength was his sense of moral right. His whole philosophy is summed up in the line “I don’t like bullies” in the first movie. Steve loves his country. He loves it enough to be at the front of the line trying to fix what he sees as moral wrong in it. kehinki: #there isn’t even any indication he loves his country t b h#all we know is that he wants to fix what he deems morally impermissible#”I don’t like bullies /I don’t care where they’re from/”#that last bit is important steve rogers is patriotic in the most real sense: he represents the concept at the core of the american ideal, the concept of freedom that is the reason our political system is designed to adapt and alter itself for constant improvement. he is not loyal to any momentary leader or agenda, and when those leaders and agendas stand contrary to his core ideal of self-determination and freedom from oppression, he’ll speak up without hesitation. honestly, i never would’ve thought captain america would be my favorite superhero, but he’s the activist i aspire to be. Captain America is loyal to nothing but the dream. The problem with Captain America’s image in the public mind is that people recite the first line of his byword and ignore the last part : “My country, right or wrong;if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.” Not to mention his speech in Spiderman #537. My favorite line from the issue: “This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree besides the river of truth, and tell the whole world— —No, you move.” Steve Rogers is a radical and that’s why I love him. I agree with all this.
America, Gif, and Love: This isn't freedom, this is fear.
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Characterization done right.

Steve Rogers in a single gif.

We joke about Steve’s patriotism as his strong suit, but his actual strength was his sense of moral right. His whole philosophy is summed up in the line “I don’t like bullies” in the first movie. Steve loves his country. He loves it enough to be at the front of the line trying to fix what he sees as moral wrong in it.

kehinki: #there isn’t even any indication he loves his country t b h#all we know is that he wants to fix what he deems morally impermissible#”I don’t like bullies /I don’t care where they’re from/”#that last bit is important

steve rogers is patriotic in the most real sense: he represents the concept at the core of the american ideal, the concept of freedom that is the reason our political system is designed to adapt and alter itself for constant improvement.
he is not loyal to any momentary leader or agenda, and when those leaders and agendas stand contrary to his core ideal of self-determination and freedom from oppression, he’ll speak up without hesitation.
honestly, i never would’ve thought captain america would be my favorite superhero, but he’s the activist i aspire to be.

Captain America is loyal to nothing but the dream.

The problem with Captain America’s image in the public mind is that people recite the first line of his byword and ignore the last part :
“My country, right or wrong;if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.”






Not to mention his 
speech in Spiderman #537. 



My favorite line from the issue:

“This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree besides the river of truth, and tell the whole world—

—No, you move.”

Steve Rogers is a radical and that’s why I love him.


I agree with all this.

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Af, Apple, and Be Like: OZONE LAYER IS REPAIRING ITSELF STRANGER THINGS LEMONADE LEO'S OSC TIGER, MANATEE,& PANDA NUMBERS ARE GROWING. NEW HARRY POTTER BOOK AND PLAY GAGA'S RETURN POKEMON GO FINDING DORY AND ZOOTOPIA HAMILTON DEADPOOL CIVIL WAR COLUMBIAN WHITE TAILED DEER HUMPBACK WHALES, & FIRST EVER FLOWER GROWN IN SPACE JUNGLE BoOK RIO OLYMPICS EEN SEA TURLES NO LONGER ENDANGERED OANA THE X-FILES' RETURN FRANK OCEAN DAMN DANI MICHELLE OBAMA'S CARPOOL KARAOKE HARRIET TUBMAN FOR THE $20 BILL TED CRUZ IS THE ZODIAC KILLER PAPAW'S BURGERS TEEN BIRTH RATE AT AN ALL TIME Low CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES LA LA LAND GLENN FROM TWD Memes ELECTION MEMES CHEWBACCA LADY MELANIA'S SPEECH GRA FINALE Be like Bill RUNNING MAN CHALLENGE BLURRY MR. KRABS DAT BOI ARTHUR'S FIST PETTY SKA JACKSON BONE APP THE TEETH GAVIN PETTY BEYONCE BOTTLE FLIPPING THE FUCKING BEE MOVIE EVIL KERMIT OBAMA AND BIDEN PEN PINEAPPLE APPLE PEN JUSTIN BIEBER PUNCHES FAN MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE JOANNE THE SCAMMER THE Mej SPONGEGAR OR PRIMITIVE SPONGE THE EMOJT MOVIE WAS ANNOUNCED BROCK TURNER VINE SHUT DOWN 17 KANYE WEST BITCHES THE POWERPOFF GIRLS ABOUT EVERYTHING YET AGAIN KIM KEXPOSED TAYLOR DABBING REBOOT RSSowHITE L POLICE BRUTALITY 1.KİLE ACK LTVES M R CLOWNS LEPPO CHRISTINA GRIMMIE'S DEATH TRUMP'S WIN/ DUMP TRUMP ORLANDO SHOOTING HARAMBE ISTANBUL AIRPORT ATTACK DAVID BOWIE'S DEATH BRUSSELS BOMBING PRINCE'S DEATH GEORGE MICHAEL'S DEATH BASTILLE DAY ALAN RICKMAN'S DEATHTERRORISTATTACK MUHAMMAD ALI'S DEATH DALLAS POLICE SHOOTING RIE FISHER'S DEATH BREXIT ZIKA VIRUS OUTBR rt boopifer: governmentputa: beigency: 2 0 1 6 (insp.) This year was wild af wow Pretty sure this is the sequel to ‘we didn’t start the fire’
nsfw
Af, Apple, and Be Like: OZONE LAYER IS
 REPAIRING ITSELF
 STRANGER THINGS
 LEMONADE
 LEO'S OSC
 TIGER, MANATEE,&
 PANDA NUMBERS ARE
 GROWING.
 NEW HARRY POTTER
 BOOK AND PLAY
 GAGA'S RETURN
 POKEMON GO
 FINDING DORY AND
 ZOOTOPIA
 HAMILTON
 DEADPOOL
 CIVIL WAR
 COLUMBIAN WHITE
 TAILED DEER
 HUMPBACK WHALES, &
 FIRST EVER FLOWER
 GROWN IN SPACE
 JUNGLE BoOK
 RIO OLYMPICS
 EEN SEA TURLES NO
 LONGER ENDANGERED

 OANA
 THE X-FILES' RETURN
 FRANK OCEAN
 DAMN DANI
 MICHELLE OBAMA'S
 CARPOOL KARAOKE
 HARRIET TUBMAN
 FOR THE $20 BILL
 TED CRUZ IS THE
 ZODIAC KILLER
 PAPAW'S BURGERS
 TEEN BIRTH RATE AT AN
 ALL TIME Low
 CUBS WON THE
 WORLD SERIES
 LA LA LAND
 GLENN FROM TWD
 Memes
 ELECTION MEMES
 CHEWBACCA LADY
 MELANIA'S SPEECH
 GRA
 FINALE
 Be like Bill

 RUNNING MAN
 CHALLENGE
 BLURRY MR. KRABS
 DAT BOI
 ARTHUR'S FIST
 PETTY SKA
 JACKSON
 BONE APP THE TEETH
 GAVIN
 PETTY BEYONCE
 BOTTLE FLIPPING THE
 FUCKING BEE MOVIE
 EVIL KERMIT
 OBAMA AND BIDEN

 PEN PINEAPPLE
 APPLE PEN
 JUSTIN BIEBER
 PUNCHES FAN
 MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE
 JOANNE THE SCAMMER
 THE
 Mej
 SPONGEGAR OR
 PRIMITIVE SPONGE
 THE EMOJT MOVIE
 WAS ANNOUNCED
 BROCK TURNER
 VINE SHUT DOWN
 17
 KANYE WEST BITCHES THE POWERPOFF GIRLS
 ABOUT EVERYTHING YET
 AGAIN
 KIM KEXPOSED TAYLOR
 DABBING
 REBOOT
 RSSowHITE L POLICE BRUTALITY 1.KİLE
 ACK LTVES M
 R CLOWNS
 LEPPO

 CHRISTINA GRIMMIE'S
 DEATH
 TRUMP'S WIN/
 DUMP TRUMP
 ORLANDO SHOOTING
 HARAMBE
 ISTANBUL AIRPORT
 ATTACK
 DAVID BOWIE'S DEATH
 BRUSSELS BOMBING
 PRINCE'S DEATH
 GEORGE MICHAEL'S
 DEATH
 BASTILLE DAY
 ALAN RICKMAN'S DEATHTERRORISTATTACK
 MUHAMMAD ALI'S DEATH
 DALLAS POLICE
 SHOOTING
 RIE FISHER'S DEATH
 BREXIT
 ZIKA VIRUS OUTBR
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boopifer:
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2 0 1 6 (insp.)

This year was wild af wow


Pretty sure this is the sequel to ‘we didn’t start the fire’

boopifer: governmentputa: beigency: 2 0 1 6 (insp.) This year was wild af wow Pretty sure this is the sequel to ‘we didn’t start the fir...