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Nazi camp ID-emblems in a 1936 German illustration. Badge coding system The system of badges varied between the camps, and in the later stages of World War II, the use of badges dwindled in some camps, and became increasingly accidental in others. Nazi concentration camp badges
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Humor pages. Humor from the net... - StumbleUpon To: email@example.com Subject: Trivia Who collects this stuff?? ----- Begin Included Message ----- Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball. If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
After a holiday break at home, many university and college students are heading back to school and into the home stretch of their postsecondary careers. But as the excitement of getting the degree and pursuing the career of their dreams gets closer, so does the one thing they may have stuffed to the back of their minds: debt, debt and more debt. For many, it’s a five-figure sum. Statistics Canada says the average debt for university and college graduates in 2005 ranged from $13,600 to $25,600. And about one in four graduates with government debt said they had difficulty repaying their loans. “It’s a very daunting task when you have to look into how you’re going to get money to put away when you don’t have money to begin with,” says Sarah Bugeja, 22, who graduated with a media studies degree from the University of Western Ontario last year. How to pay off your student debt, a loonie at a time
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Those of you who don’t keep up with Edinburgh’s literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city. Guardian article, 3rd March 2011. One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive – the library’s Twitter account – reading: It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.… … We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.… This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?) Next to the ‘poetree’ sat a paper egg lined with gold and a scatter of words which, when put together, make “A Trace of Wings” by Edwin Morgan. Mysterious paper sculptures - Central Station Blog post
X-Men: First Class: The Romantic Tragedy of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr « love and darkness and my side-arm i'd like to point out that the positioning of McAvoy and Fassbender makes it look as if they could be holding hands. I had the pleasure of seeing X-Men: First Class in theatres last night – and it has been my most giddily anticipated comic book movie of the year. Thanks to the 90′s cartoon, I’ve been a nearly lifelong X-Men fan, and the relationship between Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) is the crux of everything X-Men. Frankly, the film was easily read as a story of two gay fathers raising their adopted children. First Class is more or less an origins story of Professor X and Magento’s relationship, as well as the formation of Professor Xavier’s School for the Gifted, and hence the X-Men team itself. Additionally, the film shows the start of Magento’s Brotherhood – an organization/team that, although not directly opposing Xavier’s X-Men, has a different and competing philosophy.
linguaphiles: American Sign Language - Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Trans As a follow-up to my last post asking about the sign for "Trans," here's a video with all the signs demonstrated. The trans sign seems to be a very regional thing. Responses I've recieved The linguaphiles say: Trans is the sign for recently, but flipped around.
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100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hliziﬁkh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R.
Super Mario Sunshine -- Bowser and the Princess's Love Affair Here's one of the great unanswered questions in the Mario mythos: who is the mother of all of Bowser's children? There are eight of them in all, and Bowser bends over backwards to conquer random desert and water kingdoms for them to use as sandboxes. Yet, we've never seen a Queen Koopa. 6 Bizarrely Creepy Moments from the Mario Universe