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Worker stands besides a shell in an ammunition factory, Great Britain, 1916.

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Swirling Clouds in the Moonlight — Henry Prellwitz, ca. 1910

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Reconstruction of the ancient city of Babylon

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Archaeologists have unearthed a vast ancient tomb in Greece, distinguished by two sphinxes and frescoed walls and dating to 300-325 B.C., in the country’s northeast Macedonian region, the government said on Tuesday.

It marks a significant discovery from the early Hellenistic era, although a…

Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

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FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.

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I have not yet commented on Robin Williams death, but this is very important.

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dreamingofcossackia:

"If Day" is simultaneously the most impressive fundraising effort Canada performed during WW2 and also one of the most terrifying.February 19, 1942. From 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM 3500 Winnipeg Riflemen and thousands of civilian volunteers staged a mock invasion of Winnipeg in German uniforms, featuring hours of early morning “firefights” with police and Canadian troops in the outskirts and urban areas of the city, “tank combat”, and staged bombings of the city.  "German Forces" "kidnapped" members of parliament, renamed the city Himmlerstadt, and imposed "martial law" and curfew over the city.Newspaper salesmen were arrested and their “Canadian Propaganda” was destroyed (with recompense after the fact). A book burning was held outside the municipal library - any and all objecters were sent to an “internment camp”. Any canadian currency found was confiscated and replaced with mock German currency. A public decree was broadcast over radio and handed out to citizens throughout the city:
This territory is now a part of the Greater Reich and under the jurisdiction of Col. Erich Von Neuremburg, Gauleiter of the Fuehrer.
No civilians will be permitted on the streets between 9:30 pm and daybreak.
All public places are out of bounds to civilians, and not more than 8 persons can gather at one time in any place.
Every householder must provide billeting for 5 soldiers.
All organizations of a military, semi-military or fraternal nature are hereby disbanded and banned. Girl Guide, Boy Scout and similar youth organizations will remain in existence but under direction of the Gauleiter and Storm troops.
All owners of motor cars, trucks and buses must register same at Occupation Headquarters where they will be taken over by the Army of Occupation.
Each farmer must immediately report all stocks of grain and livestock and no farm produce may be sold except through the office of the Kommandant of supplies in Winnipeg. He may not keep any for his own consumption but must buy it back through the Central Authority in Winnipeg.
All national emblems excluding the Swastika must be immediately destroyed.
Each inhabitant will be furnished with a ration card, and food and clothing may only be purchased on presentation of this card.
The following offences will result in death without trialAttempting to organize resistance against the Army of Occupation
Entering or leaving the province without permission.
Failure to report all goods possessed when ordered to do so.
Possession of firearms.

No one will act, speak or think contrary to our decrees.[3] As more and more money was raised, Canadian troops would “reclaim” sectors of the city, until Winnipeg was finally secured from the German threat.As could be expected, donations poured in from throughout the city to “free” Winnipeg, resulting in 3 million CAD being raised (43 Million CAD today) within a 12 hour period. In the entire fundraising period, over 60 million CAD were raised in Winnipeg (858 MILLION CAD today) an astonishing total.Without a doubt, the terror of If Day was effective - not only did it strengthen Canada’s national resolve to stand up to the aggressor, but as well to not let one German step foot on Canadian soil, lest If Day become a reality.
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dreamingofcossackia:

"If Day" is simultaneously the most impressive fundraising effort Canada performed during WW2 and also one of the most terrifying.February 19, 1942. From 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM 3500 Winnipeg Riflemen and thousands of civilian volunteers staged a mock invasion of Winnipeg in German uniforms, featuring hours of early morning “firefights” with police and Canadian troops in the outskirts and urban areas of the city, “tank combat”, and staged bombings of the city.  "German Forces" "kidnapped" members of parliament, renamed the city Himmlerstadt, and imposed "martial law" and curfew over the city.Newspaper salesmen were arrested and their “Canadian Propaganda” was destroyed (with recompense after the fact). A book burning was held outside the municipal library - any and all objecters were sent to an “internment camp”. Any canadian currency found was confiscated and replaced with mock German currency. A public decree was broadcast over radio and handed out to citizens throughout the city:
This territory is now a part of the Greater Reich and under the jurisdiction of Col. Erich Von Neuremburg, Gauleiter of the Fuehrer.
No civilians will be permitted on the streets between 9:30 pm and daybreak.
All public places are out of bounds to civilians, and not more than 8 persons can gather at one time in any place.
Every householder must provide billeting for 5 soldiers.
All organizations of a military, semi-military or fraternal nature are hereby disbanded and banned. Girl Guide, Boy Scout and similar youth organizations will remain in existence but under direction of the Gauleiter and Storm troops.
All owners of motor cars, trucks and buses must register same at Occupation Headquarters where they will be taken over by the Army of Occupation.
Each farmer must immediately report all stocks of grain and livestock and no farm produce may be sold except through the office of the Kommandant of supplies in Winnipeg. He may not keep any for his own consumption but must buy it back through the Central Authority in Winnipeg.
All national emblems excluding the Swastika must be immediately destroyed.
Each inhabitant will be furnished with a ration card, and food and clothing may only be purchased on presentation of this card.
The following offences will result in death without trialAttempting to organize resistance against the Army of Occupation
Entering or leaving the province without permission.
Failure to report all goods possessed when ordered to do so.
Possession of firearms.

No one will act, speak or think contrary to our decrees.[3] As more and more money was raised, Canadian troops would “reclaim” sectors of the city, until Winnipeg was finally secured from the German threat.As could be expected, donations poured in from throughout the city to “free” Winnipeg, resulting in 3 million CAD being raised (43 Million CAD today) within a 12 hour period. In the entire fundraising period, over 60 million CAD were raised in Winnipeg (858 MILLION CAD today) an astonishing total.Without a doubt, the terror of If Day was effective - not only did it strengthen Canada’s national resolve to stand up to the aggressor, but as well to not let one German step foot on Canadian soil, lest If Day become a reality.
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dreamingofcossackia:

"If Day" is simultaneously the most impressive fundraising effort Canada performed during WW2 and also one of the most terrifying.February 19, 1942. From 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM 3500 Winnipeg Riflemen and thousands of civilian volunteers staged a mock invasion of Winnipeg in German uniforms, featuring hours of early morning “firefights” with police and Canadian troops in the outskirts and urban areas of the city, “tank combat”, and staged bombings of the city.  "German Forces" "kidnapped" members of parliament, renamed the city Himmlerstadt, and imposed "martial law" and curfew over the city.Newspaper salesmen were arrested and their “Canadian Propaganda” was destroyed (with recompense after the fact). A book burning was held outside the municipal library - any and all objecters were sent to an “internment camp”. Any canadian currency found was confiscated and replaced with mock German currency. A public decree was broadcast over radio and handed out to citizens throughout the city:
This territory is now a part of the Greater Reich and under the jurisdiction of Col. Erich Von Neuremburg, Gauleiter of the Fuehrer.
No civilians will be permitted on the streets between 9:30 pm and daybreak.
All public places are out of bounds to civilians, and not more than 8 persons can gather at one time in any place.
Every householder must provide billeting for 5 soldiers.
All organizations of a military, semi-military or fraternal nature are hereby disbanded and banned. Girl Guide, Boy Scout and similar youth organizations will remain in existence but under direction of the Gauleiter and Storm troops.
All owners of motor cars, trucks and buses must register same at Occupation Headquarters where they will be taken over by the Army of Occupation.
Each farmer must immediately report all stocks of grain and livestock and no farm produce may be sold except through the office of the Kommandant of supplies in Winnipeg. He may not keep any for his own consumption but must buy it back through the Central Authority in Winnipeg.
All national emblems excluding the Swastika must be immediately destroyed.
Each inhabitant will be furnished with a ration card, and food and clothing may only be purchased on presentation of this card.
The following offences will result in death without trialAttempting to organize resistance against the Army of Occupation
Entering or leaving the province without permission.
Failure to report all goods possessed when ordered to do so.
Possession of firearms.

No one will act, speak or think contrary to our decrees.[3] As more and more money was raised, Canadian troops would “reclaim” sectors of the city, until Winnipeg was finally secured from the German threat.As could be expected, donations poured in from throughout the city to “free” Winnipeg, resulting in 3 million CAD being raised (43 Million CAD today) within a 12 hour period. In the entire fundraising period, over 60 million CAD were raised in Winnipeg (858 MILLION CAD today) an astonishing total.Without a doubt, the terror of If Day was effective - not only did it strengthen Canada’s national resolve to stand up to the aggressor, but as well to not let one German step foot on Canadian soil, lest If Day become a reality.
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dreamingofcossackia:

"If Day" is simultaneously the most impressive fundraising effort Canada performed during WW2 and also one of the most terrifying.February 19, 1942. From 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM 3500 Winnipeg Riflemen and thousands of civilian volunteers staged a mock invasion of Winnipeg in German uniforms, featuring hours of early morning “firefights” with police and Canadian troops in the outskirts and urban areas of the city, “tank combat”, and staged bombings of the city.  "German Forces" "kidnapped" members of parliament, renamed the city Himmlerstadt, and imposed "martial law" and curfew over the city.Newspaper salesmen were arrested and their “Canadian Propaganda” was destroyed (with recompense after the fact). A book burning was held outside the municipal library - any and all objecters were sent to an “internment camp”. Any canadian currency found was confiscated and replaced with mock German currency. A public decree was broadcast over radio and handed out to citizens throughout the city:
This territory is now a part of the Greater Reich and under the jurisdiction of Col. Erich Von Neuremburg, Gauleiter of the Fuehrer.
No civilians will be permitted on the streets between 9:30 pm and daybreak.
All public places are out of bounds to civilians, and not more than 8 persons can gather at one time in any place.
Every householder must provide billeting for 5 soldiers.
All organizations of a military, semi-military or fraternal nature are hereby disbanded and banned. Girl Guide, Boy Scout and similar youth organizations will remain in existence but under direction of the Gauleiter and Storm troops.
All owners of motor cars, trucks and buses must register same at Occupation Headquarters where they will be taken over by the Army of Occupation.
Each farmer must immediately report all stocks of grain and livestock and no farm produce may be sold except through the office of the Kommandant of supplies in Winnipeg. He may not keep any for his own consumption but must buy it back through the Central Authority in Winnipeg.
All national emblems excluding the Swastika must be immediately destroyed.
Each inhabitant will be furnished with a ration card, and food and clothing may only be purchased on presentation of this card.
The following offences will result in death without trialAttempting to organize resistance against the Army of Occupation
Entering or leaving the province without permission.
Failure to report all goods possessed when ordered to do so.
Possession of firearms.

No one will act, speak or think contrary to our decrees.[3] As more and more money was raised, Canadian troops would “reclaim” sectors of the city, until Winnipeg was finally secured from the German threat.As could be expected, donations poured in from throughout the city to “free” Winnipeg, resulting in 3 million CAD being raised (43 Million CAD today) within a 12 hour period. In the entire fundraising period, over 60 million CAD were raised in Winnipeg (858 MILLION CAD today) an astonishing total.Without a doubt, the terror of If Day was effective - not only did it strengthen Canada’s national resolve to stand up to the aggressor, but as well to not let one German step foot on Canadian soil, lest If Day become a reality.
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dreamingofcossackia:

"If Day" is simultaneously the most impressive fundraising effort Canada performed during WW2 and also one of the most terrifying.February 19, 1942. From 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM 3500 Winnipeg Riflemen and thousands of civilian volunteers staged a mock invasion of Winnipeg in German uniforms, featuring hours of early morning “firefights” with police and Canadian troops in the outskirts and urban areas of the city, “tank combat”, and staged bombings of the city.  "German Forces" "kidnapped" members of parliament, renamed the city Himmlerstadt, and imposed "martial law" and curfew over the city.Newspaper salesmen were arrested and their “Canadian Propaganda” was destroyed (with recompense after the fact). A book burning was held outside the municipal library - any and all objecters were sent to an “internment camp”. Any canadian currency found was confiscated and replaced with mock German currency. A public decree was broadcast over radio and handed out to citizens throughout the city:
This territory is now a part of the Greater Reich and under the jurisdiction of Col. Erich Von Neuremburg, Gauleiter of the Fuehrer.
No civilians will be permitted on the streets between 9:30 pm and daybreak.
All public places are out of bounds to civilians, and not more than 8 persons can gather at one time in any place.
Every householder must provide billeting for 5 soldiers.
All organizations of a military, semi-military or fraternal nature are hereby disbanded and banned. Girl Guide, Boy Scout and similar youth organizations will remain in existence but under direction of the Gauleiter and Storm troops.
All owners of motor cars, trucks and buses must register same at Occupation Headquarters where they will be taken over by the Army of Occupation.
Each farmer must immediately report all stocks of grain and livestock and no farm produce may be sold except through the office of the Kommandant of supplies in Winnipeg. He may not keep any for his own consumption but must buy it back through the Central Authority in Winnipeg.
All national emblems excluding the Swastika must be immediately destroyed.
Each inhabitant will be furnished with a ration card, and food and clothing may only be purchased on presentation of this card.
The following offences will result in death without trialAttempting to organize resistance against the Army of Occupation
Entering or leaving the province without permission.
Failure to report all goods possessed when ordered to do so.
Possession of firearms.

No one will act, speak or think contrary to our decrees.[3] As more and more money was raised, Canadian troops would “reclaim” sectors of the city, until Winnipeg was finally secured from the German threat.As could be expected, donations poured in from throughout the city to “free” Winnipeg, resulting in 3 million CAD being raised (43 Million CAD today) within a 12 hour period. In the entire fundraising period, over 60 million CAD were raised in Winnipeg (858 MILLION CAD today) an astonishing total.Without a doubt, the terror of If Day was effective - not only did it strengthen Canada’s national resolve to stand up to the aggressor, but as well to not let one German step foot on Canadian soil, lest If Day become a reality.
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dreamingofcossackia:

"If Day" is simultaneously the most impressive fundraising effort Canada performed during WW2 and also one of the most terrifying.February 19, 1942. From 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM 3500 Winnipeg Riflemen and thousands of civilian volunteers staged a mock invasion of Winnipeg in German uniforms, featuring hours of early morning “firefights” with police and Canadian troops in the outskirts and urban areas of the city, “tank combat”, and staged bombings of the city.  "German Forces" "kidnapped" members of parliament, renamed the city Himmlerstadt, and imposed "martial law" and curfew over the city.Newspaper salesmen were arrested and their “Canadian Propaganda” was destroyed (with recompense after the fact). A book burning was held outside the municipal library - any and all objecters were sent to an “internment camp”. Any canadian currency found was confiscated and replaced with mock German currency. A public decree was broadcast over radio and handed out to citizens throughout the city:
This territory is now a part of the Greater Reich and under the jurisdiction of Col. Erich Von Neuremburg, Gauleiter of the Fuehrer.
No civilians will be permitted on the streets between 9:30 pm and daybreak.
All public places are out of bounds to civilians, and not more than 8 persons can gather at one time in any place.
Every householder must provide billeting for 5 soldiers.
All organizations of a military, semi-military or fraternal nature are hereby disbanded and banned. Girl Guide, Boy Scout and similar youth organizations will remain in existence but under direction of the Gauleiter and Storm troops.
All owners of motor cars, trucks and buses must register same at Occupation Headquarters where they will be taken over by the Army of Occupation.
Each farmer must immediately report all stocks of grain and livestock and no farm produce may be sold except through the office of the Kommandant of supplies in Winnipeg. He may not keep any for his own consumption but must buy it back through the Central Authority in Winnipeg.
All national emblems excluding the Swastika must be immediately destroyed.
Each inhabitant will be furnished with a ration card, and food and clothing may only be purchased on presentation of this card.
The following offences will result in death without trialAttempting to organize resistance against the Army of Occupation
Entering or leaving the province without permission.
Failure to report all goods possessed when ordered to do so.
Possession of firearms.

No one will act, speak or think contrary to our decrees.[3] As more and more money was raised, Canadian troops would “reclaim” sectors of the city, until Winnipeg was finally secured from the German threat.As could be expected, donations poured in from throughout the city to “free” Winnipeg, resulting in 3 million CAD being raised (43 Million CAD today) within a 12 hour period. In the entire fundraising period, over 60 million CAD were raised in Winnipeg (858 MILLION CAD today) an astonishing total.Without a doubt, the terror of If Day was effective - not only did it strengthen Canada’s national resolve to stand up to the aggressor, but as well to not let one German step foot on Canadian soil, lest If Day become a reality.
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dreamingofcossackia:

"If Day" is simultaneously the most impressive fundraising effort Canada performed during WW2 and also one of the most terrifying.

February 19, 1942.
From 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM 3500 Winnipeg Riflemen and thousands of civilian volunteers staged a mock invasion of Winnipeg in German uniforms, featuring hours of early morning “firefights” with police and Canadian troops in the outskirts and urban areas of the city, “tank combat”, and staged bombings of the city.  

"German Forces" "kidnapped" members of parliament, renamed the city Himmlerstadt, and imposed "martial law" and curfew over the city.
Newspaper salesmen were arrested and their “Canadian Propaganda” was destroyed (with recompense after the fact). A book burning was held outside the municipal library - any and all objecters were sent to an “internment camp”. Any canadian currency found was confiscated and replaced with mock German currency. A public decree was broadcast over radio and handed out to citizens throughout the city:

  1. This territory is now a part of the Greater Reich and under the jurisdiction of Col. Erich Von Neuremburg, Gauleiter of the Fuehrer.
  2. No civilians will be permitted on the streets between 9:30 pm and daybreak.
  3. All public places are out of bounds to civilians, and not more than 8 persons can gather at one time in any place.
  4. Every householder must provide billeting for 5 soldiers.
  5. All organizations of a military, semi-military or fraternal nature are hereby disbanded and banned. Girl GuideBoy Scout and similar youth organizations will remain in existence but under direction of the Gauleiter and Storm troops.
  6. All owners of motor cars, trucks and buses must register same at Occupation Headquarters where they will be taken over by the Army of Occupation.
  7. Each farmer must immediately report all stocks of grain and livestock and no farm produce may be sold except through the office of the Kommandant of supplies in Winnipeg. He may not keep any for his own consumption but must buy it back through the Central Authority in Winnipeg.
  8. All national emblems excluding the Swastika must be immediately destroyed.
  9. Each inhabitant will be furnished with a ration card, and food and clothing may only be purchased on presentation of this card.
  10. The following offences will result in death without trial
    1. Attempting to organize resistance against the Army of Occupation
    2. Entering or leaving the province without permission.
    3. Failure to report all goods possessed when ordered to do so.
    4. Possession of firearms.

No one will act, speak or think contrary to our decrees.[3]

 As more and more money was raised, Canadian troops would “reclaim” sectors of the city, until Winnipeg was finally secured from the German threat.

As could be expected, donations poured in from throughout the city to “free” Winnipeg, resulting in 3 million CAD being raised (43 Million CAD today) within a 12 hour period. In the entire fundraising period, over 60 million CAD were raised in Winnipeg (858 MILLION CAD today) an astonishing total.

Without a doubt, the terror of If Day was effective - not only did it strengthen Canada’s national resolve to stand up to the aggressor, but as well to not let one German step foot on Canadian soil, lest If Day become a reality.

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