American troops on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation 'Torch', November 1942.

Colorized for The World Aflame.
Operation Torch was the first mass involvement of US troops in the European–North African Theatre, and saw the first major airborne assault carried out by the United States.
Original by Hudson, F A (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer.

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18 Oct
Uma vez me disseram que eu não deveria falar de saúde mental, eqt pessoa pública, pq isso me prejudicaria. Ouvi tb qd resolvi anunciar meu autismo.

Não dar ouvidos foi a melhor coisa que fiz. Serve pra mim, e tb pra você: quem não te respeita como você é, não deve fazer falta.
Além de que eu odeio o mito da "pessoa pública perfeita, infalível, super-heroína". Acho um dos conceitos mais idiotas que existem.
Também odeio o mito da "pessoa pública que não pode se manifestar, não pode falar de política, não pode levantar bandeiras, não pode declarar suas preferências". São as pessoas que têm mais alcance que precisam falar, se quiserem.

Inclusive, votem na @andreawerner_
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18 Oct
They (nazis) were humans, who acted like monsters. Pretending that this is not true will not help us understand the horrible things ordinary people can do.
And this is actually what makes this whole thing even more gross and scary.

They were humans who were laughing and enjoying a few drinks while disabled people (children included) were probably being murdered in the other room.

In the photo below, Aktion T4 personnel. Image
Basically, if we wait for all this evil to come back through someone who looks like a demon, we will miss the chance to notice the signs when it comes back through a person who looks like our neighbor (which is what usually happens).
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18 Oct
The very first kiss on film: Thomas Edison's 1896 silent film "The Kiss" featuring May Irwin and John C. Ric.

"The film caused a scandalized uproar and occasioned disapproving newspaper editorials and calls for police action in many places where it was shown."
One contemporary critic wrote: "... the spectacle of the prolonged pasturing on each other's lips was beastly enough in life-size on the stage but magnified to gargantuan proportions and repeated three times over it is absolutely disgusting."
The Edison catalogue advertised the film this way: “They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss in a way that brings down the house every time.” Image
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17 Oct
Me too. Hate these people who play with digital crayons and still call themselves "artists". Hate when they publish bestselling books too. The audacity!!
I also hate when they partner up with medieval historians. HOW COULD THEY
It's a joke. Obviously.

I don't want to see my face in a tabloid tomorrow for this reason, please, PLEASE
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There were 35 fatalities (13 passengers and 22 crewmen) from the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), and an additional fatality on the ground. Image
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Hello grandpa
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