Attention FDMS (@fdmsguam), AOLG (@aolguam), and NDHS students: Graduation is around the corner!
How have you secured your next step? Will you work? Go to college? Not quite sure yet? Great news!
The Guam Army National Guard will be on site at the Father Dueñas College Fair to offer opportunities for you and your future! Find out how we can help you further your education with tuition and scholarship benefits, and essentially prepare you for life.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the Guam Army National Guard. We look forward to meeting you.
Date: Wednesday, September, 12 2018
Time: 12:35pm to 1:25pm
Location: Father Dueñas Phoenix Center
* This event is hosted by Father Dueñas Memorial School. For more information about the FDMS College Fair, please contact the school at (671) 734-2261
After 11 days of being completely cut off of the world, we're finally back in Beijing. 🇨🇳 Being in North Korea was surreal, it's a totally different world which you have to see with your own eyes in order to believe it. Throughout the next few days I will share some pictures. ~ Today I'll start with Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. The city is absolutely beautiful and it's pretty modern.
A short explanation for every picture:
~ Mansu Hill: it was actually hard to get here. We needed permission from the government and our guides weren't that willing to show us this place. We went there the day before Liberation Day, and due to that it was pretty crowded there. When you go to Mansu Hill, you are obligated to bow before the statues of Kim Il Sung (the President) and Kim Jong Il (the General). Though I am not a big fan of doing that, this time it was absolutely worth it. This was probably my favourite place in Pyongyang. ~ Fatherland War Liberation Museum: the US did everything wrong and is to blame for everything. That's the main message of the museum. When you're in Pyongyang, this is a must see. It perfectly shows the way people think of the Korean War.
~Reunification Monument: even though there are so much differences between North and South Korea, the North Koreans still hope for reunification. This Monument stands at the beginning of the road from Pyongyang to the DMZ (which is at the border with South Korea). ~ Arch: this Arch stands for the victories the North Koreans have had in the past. .
~ Hotel: the North Koreans started building this hotel in 2008, and they hope it will be finished by 2022. It's probably the most mysterious building in Pyongyang, since sometimes in the evening lights can be seen in the hotel. ~ Grand Children's Palace: talented children can be found in this school, where they specialise in those talents. Dancing, science, IT, musical instruments, all sorts of talents can be found here.
And that's it for today. After having been to the countryside and returning to Pyongyang, this city felt very fake to me. It doesn't show the real way of living there. But that's something I'll come back to later. 🙋🏼♀️
A German soldier attaches a Nazi flag to an obelisk denoting the edge of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, May 1940. The pistol be is wearing appears to be a Polish ViS (or ‘Radom’) 9mm P35 (P), presumably captured in September 1939.
Keep sending it @martyskovlundjr ・・・@coffeeordiemag ☀️⚡️⭐️
I stand with the hundreds of newspapers—both local and national—who are uniting against accusations that #journalists and a free press are an enemy of the American people today. Journalists come in many varieties, and I haven’t liked every one that I’ve come across. But lumping an entire profession together as the enemy is crazy — especially when everyone has benefited from the work of journalists at one point or another.
Journalists have lost life, limb, and eyesight in the pursuit of news. They’ve been thrown in jail, they miss their kids’ birthdays. They drive towards the tornado, not away. The stand firm in front of a camera as hurricane winds whip around them. They run towards the sound of gunfire alongside #soldiers and #Marines , not with a rifle but with a pen & paper in one hand, and a #camera in the other. And they were the ones who let you know that #America was under attack (from our nations ACTUAL enemies) at both Pearl Harbor and on 9/11.
Many journalists I’ve had the pleasure of meeting embody the best of American values. I’m proud to be in their ranks.
That being said, some journalists I’ve met are elitist douchebags. Some are extremely biased in their coverage. Hell, there are entire publications I would never recommend anyone read. But the readership also needs to know the difference between Op-Eds, entertainment, and news. Just because one journalist or one publication made a mistake, doesn’t mean that the entire profession should be discredited. And If they write or report something that challenges your narrative or views, it doesn’t make them your enemy.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Support the #freepress and support journalists. We aren’t the enemy, regardless of what the president or anyone else says. #rltw#RangerReporter
Flying straight into another weekend, we have 6 new beneficiaries at the Michelin GT Challenge @virnow Here Max is sharing with @dcdcrawdaddy what the @minijcwteam team is doing on test day. Big thanks to @minijcwteam for supporting us this weekend #oneatatime#veterans#soldiers#mentalhealth
The Kapp Putsch
Pictured First: Putschists flying the Reichskriegflagge, commonly associated with the empire. Pictured Second: Putschists in Berlin. The banner warns: "Stop! Whoever proceeds will be shot"
The Kapp Putsch was an attempted revolution named after its leaders Wolfgang Kapp and Walther von Lüttwitz. Attempted on 13 March 1920 it aimed to undo the German Revolution of 1918–19 and overthrow the Weimar Republic establishing a right-wing autocratic government in its place. The attempted coup took place in Berlin and the legitimate government was forced to flee the city. After a few days had passed, the coup failed when large sections of the German population followed a call by the government to join a general strike. Civil servants refused to cooperate with Kapp as well causing waves of disagreements. Despite the failure, the putsch’s effects were felt all throughout the coming years of Weimar Germany. It was one of the causes of the left-wing Ruhr uprising of March 1920, which the government suppressed by military force, whilst dealing leniently with those behind the putsch.
Well, said goodbye to some of the greatest friends iv made. Were all moving onto bigger and better chapters of our lives, i know everyone here is going to do great things, i love you guys and i hope we get to hang out again soon, thank you all for being there for me when i needed you and thank you for making the end of my training experience 100x better #family#army#soldiers#biggerandbetter
This artistic rendering depicts the Persian Hassan-i-Sabbah, the founder of the Hashashin, or the "Assassins" organization. Before being wiped out by the Mongols in the mid 1250s, the Assassins were masters in the art of murder and psychological warfare. Although the term "Assassins" usually now denotes the entire sect, only a group of acolytes called the "fida'i" actually engaged in conflicts. The Assassins had no known army of any kind, but in the course of three centuries they succeeded in assassinating two Caliphs, many viziers, many sultans and many Crusader leaders such as the de facto King of Jerusalem Conrad of Montferrat, who ironically was only elected as King just a few days before his assassination in 1192. No one knows in the slightest how Hassan-i-Sabbah managed to get his Assassins to perform with such loyalty for him or the group in general, although a heavily disputed account by the famed Italian explorer Marco Polo claims that Sabbah somehow drugged the members into thinking that they were in some sort of a "paradise", while convincing them that killing his enemies was the only way to go back to it. Sabbah later died in 1124, but Rashid ad-Din Sinan and his Syrian branch of Assassins soon moved their headquarters to their famed castle in Masyaf after it was captured from a slaver in 1140. The Syrian branch is arguably the most famous of the Assassins today, no doubt due to the successful but heavily-fictionalized "Assassins Creed" video game series, and simply due to a general better historical knowledge of this sect. The Assassins sent out to kill targets sometimes had to work for many years to get close to them, and they also had to completely blend into a different society or group during that entire time. Disguises were used for basically every mission, but they also wore red sashes if disguises were not needed or if they were in friendly Hashashin territory, and their main weapons of choice were mostly daggers. Rashid-ad-Din-Sinan eventually died in 1192 in Masyaf, and he was succeeded by men appointed directly from the Persian sect of Assassins, who soon regained a closer supervision of the Masyaf branch. CONTINUED BELOW ⬇⬇⬇