“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”1984 by George Orwell
Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.
"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."
He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.
He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…
After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.
He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.
He once captured a German spy.
The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.
For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.
After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.
He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.
There is nothing about this that is not magical.
A very good dog.
This is what happens when you synchronize camera’s shutter speed with a helicopter’s blade frequency
that’s not okay
"LOOK DIMITRI! WE ARE PLANE NOW!"
ive found one in the wild
The US never invaded Chile. We gave military aid to the democratically elected Allende government, then Pinochet took control of the military and led a coup.
Panama unilaterally declared war on the US after we imposed economic sanctions due to Noriega actively aiding the Columbian drug cartels.
The Philippines were a US territory that had a small part of the population rebel. The second time, we were taking it back from the Japanese with the aid of thousands of Filipino nationals.
the “no sleveless tops” american public school dress code policy is impeding on our 2nd amendment right to bare arms
The federal ban on wildlife trade is infringing our right to bear arms.
Wow. They’re all great, but those top three made me literally drool a bit.
"aesthetic" is a very good word, important word. "i love the fifties." no you don’t the fifties kinda TOTALLY SUCKED for many human beings
in America. “i love fifties aesthetic” well then, awesome. go you with your bright blocks of color and cute skirts and mini jackets and hair poufs.
Junk food is engineered to be addictive - The science behind making the food that’s so bad for us taste so good…VIDEO
ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT THESE EVIL SNACK-MAKING FUCKS
INTENTIONALLY MAKE FOOD THAT TASTES GOOD??!??!?1
This just in companies that want to sell a product make said product appealing to customers
Who woulda fucking guessed
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