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9/11, America, and Dad: December 20, 2018 Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department's business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to thos allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances NATO's 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongsid us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof. Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model gaining veto authority over other nations' economic, diplomatic, and security decisions -to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades o immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department's interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional Dad’s resignation letter.
9/11, America, and Dad: December 20, 2018
 Dear Mr. President:
 I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has
 allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens
 and our ideals
 I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the
 key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound
 budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the
 Department's business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the
 capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence
 One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked
 to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While
 the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or
 serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to thos
 allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States
 should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to
 provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances
 NATO's 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongsid
 us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further
 proof.
 Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those
 countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China
 and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model
 gaining veto authority over other nations' economic, diplomatic, and security decisions -to
 promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is
 why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense
 My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign
 actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades o
 immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order
 that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this
 effort by the solidarity of our alliances
 Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better
 aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my
 position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient
 time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department's
 interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional
Dad’s resignation letter.

Dad’s resignation letter.

Beautiful, Cats, and Crying: becausewritingandstuff: kitvinslakte: carbonated-water-offical: linkislost: sighinastorm: tooiconic: lafayettelabaguette: beasti: clarenecessities: sapphic-matriarchy: system-fail-ure: karinanotcinerina: retro-geek: ultrafacts: gatochick: ultrafacts: pizzaismylifepizzaisking: majikkant: ultrafacts: Source Video of Tama Follow Ultrafacts for more facts The picture in the background of the second one Tama is boss THE TRAINS HAVE CARTOON TAMAS ON THEM Sad update everyone, Tama recently passed away… An estimated 3,000 people, including railway officials, attended Tama the cat’s funeral on Sunday, days after she died of heart failure aged 16. [x] For those who haven’t read articles about it, the local shrine elevated her to a god. She’s now the Eternal Stationmaster and patron god of the station. Beautiful. Now I’m crying thanks and a new cat was hired right? yep! her name is Nitama (essentially ”second tama” or “tama II”) and she served under Tama as an apprentice before being appointed her deputy she works very hard Everytime this crosses my dash, I reblog. It is the law. Law I’m crying at 11pm over train cats Nitama, already now a mature cat (born 2010), has a protege named Yontama (fourth Tama, b. 2016).  There is no information available for either the physical befellment or tragic self-disgrace which has removed Santama from contention. ^Nitama majestic, and below with Yontama Yontama. a legacy what did santama do damnit Santama went on a diplomatic visit, and got diplomatic adopted. Santama showed up and the guy that was visited fell so in love with the cat that he adopted it, an so Santama is now living a happy life with a happy family in a nice lush home. Bless you for sharing that
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THE TRAINS HAVE CARTOON TAMAS ON THEM

Sad update everyone, Tama recently passed away… An estimated 3,000 people, including railway officials, attended Tama the cat’s funeral on Sunday, days after she died of heart failure aged 16. [x]

For those who haven’t read articles about it, the local shrine elevated her to a god.  She’s now the Eternal Stationmaster and patron god of the station.


Beautiful.


Now I’m crying thanks

and a new cat was hired right?

yep! her name is Nitama (essentially ”second tama” or “tama II”) and she served under Tama as an apprentice before being appointed her deputy
she works very hard


Everytime this crosses my dash, I reblog. It is the law.


Law


I’m crying at 11pm over train cats

Nitama, already now a mature cat (born 2010), has a protege named Yontama (fourth Tama, b. 2016).  There is no information available for either the physical befellment or tragic self-disgrace which has removed Santama from contention.
^Nitama majestic, and below with Yontama
Yontama.


a legacy 


what did santama do damnit


Santama went on a diplomatic visit, and got diplomatic adopted. Santama showed up and the guy that was visited fell so in love with the cat that he adopted it, an so Santama is now living a happy life with a happy family in a nice lush home.

Bless you for sharing that

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Apparently, Assassination, and Guns: THE UNBELIEVABLE IS OUT TODAY!! STARTED OuT THINKING WAS THE HERO. HAD TO BE, RIGHT? WE'RE ALL THE PROTAGONISTS IN OUR OWN STORIES BUT THROUGH NO FAULT F MY OWN. I ENDED UP WORKING FOR M.O.D.O.K. AND HIS MERCENARY ORGANIZATION A HENCHMAN NOT THE HERO BUT IT PAYS PRETTY WELL! MEAN, ONCE WAS ABLE TO SET UP A BANK ACCOUNT IN THE SUPER HERO WORLD LOOK AT ALL THESE GUNS AND STuFF CAN GET AND-- WHOA SEE BANKS WORK THE HERE AS THEY DO ARVL BAN SAN THE REAL WORLD. Checking Account 2M BIG RONNIES CSTM $500000.00 $0.09 S LUNGIS 62SNOT JUST GUNS $2000 Bank Eauro NOTHNG BUT SWORDS $14000 TIME TO EARN SOME MORE MERC BUCKS THERE'S A ROGUE DETACHMENT OF ATLANTEANS WHO HAVE BEGUN DIGGING AN AND BECAUSE THEY'RE ATLANTEANS, THERE CoULD BEA WHOLE DIPLOMATIC ISSUE... BENEATH MANHATTANN APPARENTLY THEY VE PICKED A SPOT THAT'S TECHNICALLY PORT A THORITY PROPERTY WHICH MEANS NEW YORK CITY CAN'T JUST DEAL WITH IT SO THE CLIENT WOULD GO IN THERE AND KILL THEM. AH, MY SPECIALTIES- (KICKS) --DO NOT UNDERWATER 凵SE A WORK SO WELL KNOW YoU KNOW HOW I'LL BOOT uP THE SUB OH, SO WE CAN BREATHE NDERWATER? NICE. GWEN I'VE GOT ENCHANTED FISH LUNGS FOR EVERYONE TO EAT GOING BUT WE NEED ...FOR A SNACK, TONY. DON'T WE HAVE SOUBA GEAR? OH エNEED TO GRAB MY UNDERWATER GUN FIRST WHAT? YOU'LL BE FINE! HAVE A GOOD ASSASSINATION GWEN PLEASE SIT gurihiru: THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL#4 is out today ! Written by Christopher Hastings, art by Gurihiru. She has shark and penguin backpack.
nsfw
Apparently, Assassination, and Guns: THE UNBELIEVABLE
 IS OUT
 TODAY!!

 STARTED OuT THINKING
 WAS THE HERO. HAD
 TO BE, RIGHT? WE'RE ALL
 THE PROTAGONISTS IN OUR
 OWN STORIES
 BUT THROUGH NO FAULT
 F MY OWN. I ENDED UP
 WORKING FOR M.O.D.O.K.
 AND HIS MERCENARY
 ORGANIZATION
 A HENCHMAN
 NOT THE HERO
 BUT IT PAYS PRETTY WELL!
 MEAN, ONCE
 WAS ABLE
 TO SET UP A BANK ACCOUNT
 IN THE SUPER HERO WORLD
 LOOK AT ALL
 THESE GUNS AND
 STuFF CAN GET
 AND--
 WHOA
 SEE BANKS WORK THE
 HERE AS THEY DO
 ARVL BAN
 SAN THE REAL WORLD.
 Checking Account
 2M BIG RONNIES CSTM $500000.00
 $0.09
 S LUNGIS
 62SNOT JUST GUNS
 $2000
 Bank Eauro
 NOTHNG BUT SWORDS
 $14000
 TIME TO EARN
 SOME MORE
 MERC BUCKS

 THERE'S A
 ROGUE DETACHMENT
 OF ATLANTEANS WHO
 HAVE BEGUN DIGGING AN
 AND
 BECAUSE THEY'RE
 ATLANTEANS, THERE
 CoULD BEA WHOLE
 DIPLOMATIC
 ISSUE...
 BENEATH MANHATTANN
 APPARENTLY
 THEY VE PICKED A
 SPOT THAT'S TECHNICALLY
 PORT A THORITY PROPERTY
 WHICH MEANS NEW YORK
 CITY CAN'T JUST DEAL
 WITH IT
 SO THE
 CLIENT WOULD
 GO IN THERE
 AND KILL
 THEM.
 AH, MY
 SPECIALTIES-
 (KICKS)
 --DO NOT
 UNDERWATER
 凵SE A
 WORK SO WELL
 KNOW YoU KNOW
 HOW
 I'LL BOOT
 uP THE
 SUB
 OH, SO WE
 CAN BREATHE
 NDERWATER?
 NICE.
 GWEN
 I'VE GOT
 ENCHANTED
 FISH LUNGS FOR
 EVERYONE
 TO EAT
 GOING
 BUT WE
 NEED
 ...FOR
 A SNACK,
 TONY. DON'T WE
 HAVE SOUBA
 GEAR?
 OH
 エNEED
 TO GRAB MY
 UNDERWATER
 GUN FIRST
 WHAT?
 YOU'LL BE
 FINE! HAVE A GOOD
 ASSASSINATION
 GWEN
 PLEASE
 SIT
gurihiru:
THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL#4 is out today ! 
Written by Christopher Hastings, art by Gurihiru.
She has shark and penguin backpack.

gurihiru: THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL#4 is out today ! Written by Christopher Hastings, art by Gurihiru. She has shark and penguin backpack.

Be Like, Beautiful, and Drinking: H, HAHAL! CANNOT BELIEvE THE ER MARRYING AN ELF NO LESS! AYE SUCH BEAU, WASTED ON İRST THEIR DAMN KIND THE SINGLE TIME THEY MANAGE TO SEDUCE ONE OF OUR O WN ELVEN EYES IT BE GHM THE RAVISHING 6 HM nyodrite: fozmeadows: words-writ-in-starlight: jam-art: thranduil sleeps calmer knowing even if his son married a dwarf at least he married The Supermodel dwarf and singlehandedly crushed the hopes of single dwarves and dwarrowdams everywhere this is my headcanon and you will never take it from me. listen, just Listen for a second, okay. Gimli Gloinul is from the line of Durin okay, he’s from the line of KINGS, his bloodline stands up against Legolas’ perfectly, if the elves and dwarves got their shit together for a hot second they would be like “YES, PERFECT, A DIPLOMATIC MARRIAGE TO BIND OUR HOUSES TOGETHER AND NEVER SHALL THE TWAIN THROW ONE ANOTHER TO DRAGONS…again.”  because you have a king’s son and a king’s nephew which, well, I love Dain but he’s not an EREBOR KING and GIMLI IS FROM THE FAMILY OF EREBOR KINGS. And Gimli acts like he’s from the line of Erebor kings, too, okay, he’s a diplomat and a warrior and a nobleman, he’s the sort of person who SAYS things like ‘faithless is he who says fairwell when the road darkens’ and stares down Elrond Peredhil in his own home when his strength and faith are questioned.  And he’s the kind of person who swears his allegiance to people he barely knows because it’s Right and Good and Gimli knows it. And Thorin Oakenshield was handsome, and his sister the lady Dis is beautiful, and Gimli’s cousins Fili and Kili were fine young dwarrows, and Gimli’s mother is a great beauty. Basically my point here is that Gimli, proud strong gimli with his firebeard hair and bold laugh and mithril tongue and clever fingers, broke the hearts of everyone in Erebor and not a few people outside of Erebor when he married a goddamn elf.  Like.  Not even Arwen Undomiel (WHO MARRIED A GODDAMN HUMAN, it’s been a weird couple of years in Middle-Earth, everyone wonders strongly if they’ve been drinking too much).  Like he’s not even marrying a great beauty of the elves, Legolas isn’t ugly by elvish standards but also he’s nothing particularly special, and he’s not a great diplomat, and he’s BARELY a king’s son because everyone knows that Mirkwood elves are…a little odd.  Legolas is a big cheerful hunter who sings songs he doesn’t remember all of, who chatters to trees and has no sense of the right thing to say even if he’s developed enough self-preservation to know the wrong thing to say, and FOR THE LOVE OF MAHAL HE FIGHTS WITH A BOW. “GIMLI” Gloin bellows “YOU TURNED DOWN THIRTY-TWO SUITORS FROM FINE DWARVISH LINES FOR THIS” “Ignore him, amrâlime, he’ll get over it” Gimli says in amusement as he beckons Legolas over to his forge, where he’s carefully smithing mithril-inlaid gold marriage clasps that will grip fine elvish hair.  It’s too hot in the forge to wear shirts, if you’re working.  Every dwarf in twenty feet stops what they’re doing to watch Gimli’s biceps flex as he holds up a jewel for Legolas’ inspection. “YOU COULD HAVE HAD A HAREM” Gloin wails from down the hall. #a headcanon I never knew I needed until this very moment @acrossthetallgreenriver
Be Like, Beautiful, and Drinking: H, HAHAL!
 CANNOT
 BELIEvE
 THE
 ER
 MARRYING
 AN
 ELF NO
 LESS!

 AYE
 SUCH BEAU,
 WASTED ON
 İRST THEIR DAMN KIND THE
 SINGLE TIME THEY MANAGE
 TO SEDUCE ONE OF OUR O WN
 ELVEN EYES
 IT BE GHM THE RAVISHING
 6

 HM
nyodrite:

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thranduil sleeps calmer knowing even if his son married a dwarf at least he married The Supermodel dwarf and singlehandedly crushed the hopes of single dwarves and dwarrowdams everywhere
this is my headcanon and you will never take it from me.
listen, just Listen for a second, okay.
Gimli Gloinul is from the line of Durin okay, he’s from the line of KINGS, his bloodline stands up against Legolas’ perfectly, if the elves and dwarves got their shit together for a hot second they would be like “YES, PERFECT, A DIPLOMATIC MARRIAGE TO BIND OUR HOUSES TOGETHER AND NEVER SHALL THE TWAIN THROW ONE ANOTHER TO DRAGONS…again.”  because you have a king’s son and a king’s nephew which, well, I love Dain but he’s not an EREBOR KING and GIMLI IS FROM THE FAMILY OF EREBOR KINGS.
And Gimli acts like he’s from the line of Erebor kings, too, okay, he’s a diplomat and a warrior and a nobleman, he’s the sort of person who SAYS things like ‘faithless is he who says fairwell when the road darkens’ and stares down Elrond Peredhil in his own home when his strength and faith are questioned.  And he’s the kind of person who swears his allegiance to people he barely knows because it’s Right and Good and Gimli knows it.
And Thorin Oakenshield was handsome, and his sister the lady Dis is beautiful, and Gimli’s cousins Fili and Kili were fine young dwarrows, and Gimli’s mother is a great beauty.
Basically my point here is that Gimli, proud strong gimli with his firebeard hair and bold laugh and mithril tongue and clever fingers, broke the hearts of everyone in Erebor and not a few people outside of Erebor when he married a goddamn elf.  Like.  Not even Arwen Undomiel (WHO MARRIED A GODDAMN HUMAN, it’s been a weird couple of years in Middle-Earth, everyone wonders strongly if they’ve been drinking too much).  Like he’s not even marrying a great beauty of the elves, Legolas isn’t ugly by elvish standards but also he’s nothing particularly special, and he’s not a great diplomat, and he’s BARELY a king’s son because everyone knows that Mirkwood elves are…a little odd.  Legolas is a big cheerful hunter who sings songs he doesn’t remember all of, who chatters to trees and has no sense of the right thing to say even if he’s developed enough self-preservation to know the wrong thing to say, and FOR THE LOVE OF MAHAL HE FIGHTS WITH A BOW.
“GIMLI” Gloin bellows “YOU TURNED DOWN THIRTY-TWO SUITORS FROM FINE DWARVISH LINES FOR THIS”
“Ignore him, amrâlime, he’ll get over it” Gimli says in amusement as he beckons Legolas over to his forge, where he’s carefully smithing mithril-inlaid gold marriage clasps that will grip fine elvish hair.  It’s too hot in the forge to wear shirts, if you’re working.  Every dwarf in twenty feet stops what they’re doing to watch Gimli’s biceps flex as he holds up a jewel for Legolas’ inspection.
“YOU COULD HAVE HAD A HAREM” Gloin wails from down the hall.

#a headcanon I never knew I needed until this very moment


@acrossthetallgreenriver

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Church, Desperate, and Family: grrlpup: antifainternational: mousezilla: rhube: fahrlight: westsemiteblues: returnofthejudai: robowolves: bemusedlybespectacled: gdfalksen: Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died. Why can’t we have a movie about him? He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce. His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions. He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife. He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint. Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy. It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people. It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them. He told an interviewer: You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage. He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral. I will forever reblog this, I wish more people would know about them! I liked this before when it had way less information. Thank you, history-sharers. Tucked away in a corner in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is a life-sized statue of Chiune, seated on a bench and smiling gently as he holds out a visa.  The stone next to him bears a quote from the Talmud; “He who saves one life, saves the entire world.”   I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago, but it’s since become one of my favorite pieces of public art.  Chiune Sugihara.  Original antifa. always reblog Chiune Sugihara. I have his picture over my desk at work to remind me what’s important.
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Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Why can’t we have a movie about him?

He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.
His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.
He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.
He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.
Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.
It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them.

He told an interviewer:
You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. 
People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage.
He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral.

I will forever reblog this, I wish more people would know about them!

I liked this before when it had way less information. Thank you, history-sharers.

Tucked away in a corner in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is a life-sized statue of Chiune, seated on a bench and smiling gently as he holds out a visa. 
The stone next to him bears a quote from the Talmud; “He who saves one life, saves the entire world.”  
I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago, but it’s since become one of my favorite pieces of public art. 

Chiune Sugihara.  Original antifa.

always reblog Chiune Sugihara. I have his picture over my desk at work to remind me what’s important.

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Church, Desperate, and Family: apismel1fera: grrlpup: antifainternational: mousezilla: rhube: fahrlight: westsemiteblues: returnofthejudai: robowolves: bemusedlybespectacled: gdfalksen: Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died. Why can’t we have a movie about him? He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce. His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions. He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife. He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint. Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy. It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people. It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them. He told an interviewer: You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage. He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral. I will forever reblog this, I wish more people would know about them! I liked this before when it had way less information. Thank you, history-sharers. Tucked away in a corner in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is a life-sized statue of Chiune, seated on a bench and smiling gently as he holds out a visa.  The stone next to him bears a quote from the Talmud; “He who saves one life, saves the entire world.”   I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago, but it’s since become one of my favorite pieces of public art.  Chiune Sugihara.  Original antifa. always reblog Chiune Sugihara. I have his picture over my desk at work to remind me what’s important. heroic
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Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Why can’t we have a movie about him?

He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.
His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.
He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.
He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.
Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.
It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them.

He told an interviewer:
You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. 
People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage.
He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral.

I will forever reblog this, I wish more people would know about them!

I liked this before when it had way less information. Thank you, history-sharers.

Tucked away in a corner in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is a life-sized statue of Chiune, seated on a bench and smiling gently as he holds out a visa. 
The stone next to him bears a quote from the Talmud; “He who saves one life, saves the entire world.”  
I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago, but it’s since become one of my favorite pieces of public art. 

Chiune Sugihara.  Original antifa.

always reblog Chiune Sugihara. I have his picture over my desk at work to remind me what’s important.

heroic

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Ass, Bad, and Books: Alanya Kolberg 19 April at 21:27 MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS As soon as we walked in the park, Carson was approached by at least 6 boys, all at once demanding that he share his transformer, Minecraft figure, and truck. He was visibly overwhelmed and clutched them to his chest as the boys reached for them. He looked at me. "You can tell them no, Carson," I said. "Just say no. You don't have to say anything else." Of course, as soon as he said no, the boys ran to tattle to me that he was not sharing. I said, "He doesn't have to share with you. He said no. If he wants to share, he will!" That got me some dirty looks from other parents. Here is the thing though: If I, an adult, walked into the park eating a sandwich, aml required to share my sandwich with strangers in the park? No! Would any well-mannered adult, a stranger, reach out to help themselves to my sandwich, and get huffy if I pulled it away? No again. <p><a href="http://matt-ruins-feminisms-shit.tumblr.com/post/159985485021/dainslefsblog-scrawnyflannelman-kasaron" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-feminisms-shit</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://dainslefsblog.tumblr.com/post/159983920386/scrawnyflannelman-kasaron" class="tumblr_blog">dainslefsblog</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://scrawnyflannelman.tumblr.com/post/159982671121/kasaron-coca-cola-official-fierceawakening" class="tumblr_blog">scrawnyflannelman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://kasaron.tumblr.com/post/159981254195/coca-cola-official-fierceawakening" class="tumblr_blog">kasaron</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://coca-cola-official.tumblr.com/post/159981165906/fierceawakening-dendritic-trees" class="tumblr_blog">coca-cola-official</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fierceawakening.tumblr.com/post/159977672760/dendritic-trees-northstarfan-monteyjames91" class="tumblr_blog">fierceawakening</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://dendritic-trees.tumblr.com/post/159977380274" class="tumblr_blog">dendritic-trees</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://northstarfan.tumblr.com/post/159975677411/monteyjames91-bogleech-topographygo" class="tumblr_blog">northstarfan</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://monteyjames91.tumblr.com/post/159975415692/bogleech-topographygo-bogleech-mom-of-the" class="tumblr_blog">monteyjames91</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/159968948333/topographygo-bogleech-mom-of-the-year-where" class="tumblr_blog">bogleech</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://topographygo.tumblr.com/post/159968788412/bogleech-mom-of-the-year-where-was-this-attitude" class="tumblr_blog">topographygo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/159968630278/mom-of-the-year-where-was-this-attitude-when-i" class="tumblr_blog">bogleech</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>MOM OF THE YEAR. WHERE WAS THIS ATTITUDE WHEN I WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>This is so weird, it’s a park? Who the hell thinks that a child they don’t know is obligated to share their possessions with their kids just cuz they play in a public space?</p> </blockquote> <p>It might vary with where you live and when you were a child but when I was tiny, every adult from teachers to family to television characters hammered into me non-stop that all good people ALWAYS SHARE EVERYTHING no matter what and only bad people keep even a single thing for themselves. “Sharing is caring” was the phrase repeated ad nauseum by songs and books and cartoons aimed at us toddlers.</p> <p>I remember my own uncle just insisting I give him literally half of my dessert once to just sort of test and make sure my parents were teaching me “right” and copping a massive attitude when I said no. <br/></p> <p>My mom actually sided with me there but most other adults I knew would never have done so. They’d have just lectured this small child on how selfish it is to not let just anyone and everyone have what you have.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I would teach my kid this</p> <p>If you don’t know them like that and they trying to put hands on your stuff before even asking you, you have the right to tell them no and I will cosign</p> </blockquote> <p>Amen. There’s a difference between teaching a kid to be generous and training them to be taken advantage of. A little boy getting mobbed because strangers wanted something he had – and not one adult saying anything about it! – makes me think far less of the parents of those kids than Ms. Kolberg. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Definitely. There’s a big difference between teaching kids to share shared objects, like toys in a preschool, and their own personal things.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yep.</p> <p>I remember my friend insisting I share my hard to find action figures with her. She took one with her somewhere and lost it. (I don’t think she was quite mean enough to outright steal it.)</p> <p>Just because someone really likes something you have and says SHAAAAAAAARE doesn’t mean you should.</p> </blockquote> <p>Private property</p> </blockquote> <p>Taking notes; these are things I hadn’t considered when raising someone.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is super important. <br/>It’s DANGEROUS to teach your children that “sharing” means they get other people’s stuff. That’s not what the lesson should be.</p> </blockquote> <p>I can’t even let some of my coworkers use my shit without them ruining it, you bet your ass I’m going to teach my kid that sharing isn’t mandatory, especially with random people out in public.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Thank you this pisses me off and I see it all the time. A kid will be playing quietly and someone else will come and take something from then with force. Then when the fight starts parents come rushing over and the first thing the kid who stole the toy always says is “He wasn’t sharing.” No you ripped it out of his hands you little fuck. And then the kid who had something taken from him is now getting a talking to about how we need to share and the diplomatic solution is to let the other kid play with it for a while and take turns. And 9 times out of 10 the only reason the other kid wanted it in the first place was that someone else was using it. Kids are like that they only want it because someone else is enjoying it. Teaching kids to be pushovers and others that simply taking what they want is effective.</p><p>Whoever was using it first or whoever owns it has every right to keep it. Instead of teaching kids they have to share teach them to wait their fucking turn or deal with the reality that you don’t get everything you want just because you ask. Teach them that it’s nice to share, absolutely but not that it is always mandatory. </p><p>Glad this mom and others get it.</p></blockquote> <p>I was like &ldquo;so much this&rdquo; when I read this on Facebook. It&rsquo;s such a good point. &ldquo;Sharing&rdquo; does not mean you&rsquo;re entitled to other people&rsquo;s things. That&rsquo;s how you raise your kids to be liberals.</p>
Ass, Bad, and Books: Alanya Kolberg
 19 April at 21:27
 MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS
 As soon as we walked in the park, Carson was approached by at
 least 6 boys, all at once demanding that he share his transformer,
 Minecraft figure, and truck. He was visibly overwhelmed and
 clutched them to his chest as the boys reached for them. He
 looked at me.

 "You can tell them no, Carson," I said. "Just say no. You don't
 have to say anything else."
 Of course, as soon as he said no, the boys ran to tattle to me that
 he was not sharing. I said, "He doesn't have to share with you.
 He said no. If he wants to share, he will!"

 That got me some dirty looks from other parents. Here is the
 thing though:
 If I, an adult, walked into the park eating a sandwich, aml
 required to share my sandwich with strangers in the park? No!
 Would any well-mannered adult, a stranger, reach out to help
 themselves to my sandwich, and get huffy if I pulled it away?
 No again.
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<p><a href="http://topographygo.tumblr.com/post/159968788412/bogleech-mom-of-the-year-where-was-this-attitude" class="tumblr_blog">topographygo</a>:</p>
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<blockquote><p>MOM OF THE YEAR. WHERE WAS THIS ATTITUDE WHEN I WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL.<br/></p></blockquote>
<p>This is so weird, it’s a park? Who the hell thinks that a child they don’t know is obligated to share their possessions with their kids just cuz they play in a public space?</p>
</blockquote>
<p>It might vary with where you live and when you were a child but when I was tiny, every adult from teachers to family to television characters hammered into me non-stop that all good people ALWAYS SHARE EVERYTHING no matter what and only bad people keep even a single thing for themselves. “Sharing is caring” was the phrase repeated ad nauseum by songs and books and cartoons aimed at us toddlers.</p>
<p>I remember my own uncle just insisting I give him literally half of my dessert once to just sort of test and make sure my parents were teaching me “right” and copping a massive attitude when I said no. <br/></p>
<p>My mom actually sided with me there but most other adults I knew would never have done so. They’d have just lectured this small child on how selfish it is to not let just anyone and everyone have what you have.<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>I would teach my kid this</p>
<p>If you don’t know them like that and they trying to put hands on your stuff before even asking you, you have the right to tell them no and I will cosign</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Amen. There’s a difference between teaching a kid to be generous and training them to be taken advantage of. A little boy getting mobbed because strangers wanted something he had – and not one adult saying anything about it! – makes me think far less of the parents of those kids than Ms. Kolberg. <br/></p>
</blockquote>
<p>Definitely. There’s a big difference between teaching kids to share shared objects, like toys in a preschool, and their own personal things.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Yep.</p>
<p>I remember my friend insisting I share my hard to find action figures with her. She took one with her somewhere and lost it. (I don’t think she was quite mean enough to outright steal it.)</p>
<p>Just because someone really likes something you have and says SHAAAAAAAARE doesn’t mean you should.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Private property</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Taking notes; these are things I hadn’t considered when raising someone.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>This is super important. <br/>It’s DANGEROUS to teach your children that “sharing” means they get other people’s stuff. That’s not what the lesson should be.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I can’t even let some of my coworkers use my shit without them ruining it, you bet your ass I’m going to teach my kid that sharing isn’t mandatory, especially with random people out in public.<br/></p>
</blockquote>
<p>Thank you this pisses me off and I see it all the time. A kid will be playing quietly and someone else will come and take something from then with force. Then when the fight starts parents come rushing over and the first thing the kid who stole the toy always says is “He wasn’t sharing.” No you ripped it out of his hands you little fuck. And then the kid who had something taken from him is now getting a talking to about how we need to share and the diplomatic solution is to let the other kid play with it for a while and take turns. And 9 times out of 10 the only reason the other kid wanted it in the first place was that someone else was using it. Kids are like that they only want it because someone else is enjoying it. Teaching kids to be pushovers and others that simply taking what they want is effective.</p><p>Whoever was using it first or whoever owns it has every right to keep it. Instead of teaching kids they have to share teach them to wait their fucking turn or deal with the reality that you don’t get everything you want just because you ask. Teach them that it’s nice to share, absolutely but not that it is always mandatory. </p><p>Glad this mom and others get it.</p></blockquote>

<p>I was like &ldquo;so much this&rdquo; when I read this on Facebook. It&rsquo;s such a good point. &ldquo;Sharing&rdquo; does not mean you&rsquo;re entitled to other people&rsquo;s things. That&rsquo;s how you raise your kids to be liberals.</p>

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