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sixpenceee:

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.

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"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength."

— Ralph W. Sockman  (via wordsnquotes)

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"John [F. Kennedy] was great, but all John had was the press. He was still an elitist; he didn’t like the rope line. This guy [Bill Clinton] loves the rope line — and the rope line loves him."

Gerald Ford, on the differences between John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton (via deadpresidents)

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"Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt."

— William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure (via moonhowlings)

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kushandwizdom:

I visited the 9/11 memorial last year and was shocked that I had to PAY to get in and then HAD to walk through the gift shop to leave, I actually felt sick. People were murdered there, and now they’re selling fridge magnets.
Let that all sink in.

kushandwizdom:

I visited the 9/11 memorial last year and was shocked that I had to PAY to get in and then HAD to walk through the gift shop to leave, I actually felt sick. People were murdered there, and now they’re selling fridge magnets.

Let that all sink in.

(Source: femalevillain, via greatholmes)

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huffingtonpost:

Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 

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ourpresidents:

It’s the 90th Birthday of George Bush!

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts.

On his 18th birthday, Bush graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts with World War II raging on two fronts.  That same day, although he had been accepted at Yale University, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a seaman second class.  He received his wings on June 9, 1943, becoming the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy at the time.

During World War II, Bush flew torpedo bombers, completing 58 missions. On a run over Chichi Jima in 1944, his plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Bush bailed out and was rescued by a Navy submarine.  

For his service during WWII, Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals.

Watch this space for more on the life of George Bush throughout today.

Happy Birthday President Bush!

-from the Bush Library on the Presidential Timeline

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George Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine, circa 1925; At age 12; At Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. circa 1940; U.S. Navy Portrait (1942-1945); U.S. Navy Pilot George Bush in the cockpit of an Avenger, (1942-45).

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