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‘Year of the Horse’ – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Via: Humans of New York

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Seen in Chinatown – New York City.

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See more photos of New York City, HERE:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

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February 1, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Actually, it was 150 MILLION years ago!

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location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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And THIS, is what Xristian Xrazies want to teach in state funded Public Schools!

Just Say NO!

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January 26, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

American ‘work ethic’

Via: Humans of New York

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“I’m just a fat guy sitting in the cold.”

“Why are you sitting in the cold?”

I’m waiting to go to work. I work an overnight security job. I live in Philly, but I take the bus up here and stay for four days each week. I can’t find work in Philly and I’ve got two kids.”

“Where do you sleep?”

“Starbucks, McDonalds, anywhere I can take a quick nap.”

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Read more stories, see more photos, of New Yorkers, HERE:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/69514327740/im-just-a-fat-guy-sitting-in-the-cold-why

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Hopefully someone reading this can find this guy a job in Philly – please.

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January 15, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘The Golden Hour’ – Image Gallery

Via: Huffington Post / National Geographic Traveler

Golden Gate Fog

“The Golden Gate Bridge, just before sunrise.”

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See more ‘Golden Hour’ photos, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/09/the-golden-hour-around-the-world_n_4562548.html

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January 10, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

USS Indianpolis – The Worst Shark Attack in History

Via: Smithsonian

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Survivors of the USS Indianapolis are taken to medical aid on the island of Guam.

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The USS Indianapolis had delivered the crucial components of first operational atomic bomb to a naval base on the Pacific island of Tinian. On August 6, 1945, the weapon would level Hiroshima. But now, on July 28, the Indianapolis sailed from Guam, without an escort, to meet the battleship USS Idaho in the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines and prepare for an invasion of Japan.

The next day was quiet, with the Indianapolis making about 17 knots through swells of five or six feet in the seemingly endless Pacific. As the sun set over the ship, the sailors played cards and read books; some spoke with the ship’s priest, Father Thomas Conway.

But shortly after midnight, a Japanese torpedo hit the Indianapolis in the starboard bow, blowing almost 65 feet of the ship’s bow out of the water and igniting a tank containing 3,500 gallons of aviation fuel into a pillar of fire shooting several hundred feet into the sky. Then another torpedo from the same submarine hit closer to midship, hitting fuel tanks and powder magazines and setting off a chain reaction of explosions that effectively ripped the Indianapolis in two. Still traveling at 17 knots, the Indianapolis began taking on massive amounts of water; the ship sank in just 12 minutes. Of the 1,196 men aboard, 900 made it into the water alive. Their ordeal—what is considered the worst shark attack in history—was just beginning.

As the sun rose on July 30, the survivors bobbed in the water. Life rafts were scarce. The living searched for the dead floating in the water and appropriated their lifejackets for survivors who had none. Hoping to keep some semblance of order, survivors began forming groups—some small, some over 300—in the open water. Soon enough they would be staving off exposure, thirst—and sharks.

Read more, HERE:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/08/the-worst-shark-attack-in-history/#ixzz2n0wDp3Qj
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December 10, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

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photographer: unkown

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December 4, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , | Leave a comment

Cardinal Dolan (R-NY) – ‘Xristian Xrazy of the Day’

Via:Huffington Post

Pope-Sunday Services

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “OUTMARKETED” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”

Dolan’s conversation with “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory will air Sunday on NBC.

Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan says it’s a tough battle when forces like Hollywood, politicians and “some opinion-molders” are on the other side.

But he said the gay marriage debate is not over and the church will not give up on it.

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On another divisive issue, Dolan said the Catholic Church has long championed comprehensive health care.

But he indicated that U.S. Catholic bishops cannot support the Affordable Care Act as long as it includes coverage for abortion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/30/gay-marriage-timothy-dolan_n_4363690.html

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December 1, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New York Yengkeys!

Via: Humans of New York

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They were from Tibet, and every single one of them was named Yengkey. At first I thought they were tricking me. But after they dispersed, I shouted “Yengkey!” And eight heads turned around.

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I’m having a realization about a pretty funny mistake I made. The older girl was the only one who spoke English fluently. She told me their name was “Tenzin.” And they were a team, like “The Yankees.”

I asked how to spell her name. And she told me “Yengkey.” I assumed this was a phonetically unfamiliar way of spelling Tenzin, that was unique to Tibet.

NOW,  I realize she was spelling Yankee.

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Read more terrific stories, and SEE more wonderful photos, of people who call New York City, HOME

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

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November 24, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portland, Oregon – Image Gallery

Via: Slate

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‘Kirk Crippens – Up-Close and Quirky Photos With the Glorious Residents of Portland’

See more photos, HERE:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/11/14/kirk_crippens_portraitlandia_examines_the_quirky_residents_of_portland_photos.html

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November 16, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lost Cow Tunnels of New York City

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Via: GIZMODO

Like every other major metropolis, New York City has tunnels for people, tunnels for cars, and lots of tunnels for trains. But it also has something rather more unique: tunnels for cows. Or does it? This is the story of New York’s lost, forgotten, or perhaps just mythical subterranean meat infrastructure.

The first time I came across a mention of the city’s cow tunnel(s) was in Raising Steaks, historian Betty Fussell’s study of beef and its role in American culture. The underground structure (or structures, depending on whose version of the story you believe) was supposedly built at the end of the nineteenth century: an infrastructural response to the cow-jams that had begun to block streets in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. (The increased quantity of cattle arriving in the city was due, in part, to another infrastructural innovation: the railway.)

‘As the railroads massively increased cattle traffic to Manhattan, the Pennsylvania Railroad built holding pens in New Jersey, whence barges would ferry cattle across the Hudson to slaughterhouses along Twelfth Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street. Traffic was so heavy in the 1870s that a “Cow Tunnel” was built beneath Twelfth Avenue to serve as an underground passage, and it’s rumored to be there still, awaiting designation as a landmark site.’

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Read more, HERE:

http://gizmodo.com/the-lost-cow-tunnels-of-new-york-city-1455215193

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November 2, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , | Leave a comment