Living the life.
If I had this recipe as a kid, I would likely be a potential Biggest Loser contestant.
Sometimes there are so many reasons why we should DIY instead of buying pre-made goods at the store. From being more cost-efficient to making things healthier, building your own homemade pantry might seem to be more hands-on, but it sure has its perks. Even something as commercialized as marshmallow cream can be made better and tastier at home. This marshmallow fluff recipe proves just that.
When the Harvard Art Museums reopen this Sunday after a six-year expansion project, historic pigments foundational to the field of art conservation in the United States will be on public view. A new display will showcase the Forbes Pigment Collection as part of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.
I think that my pencils must be defective...
The luckiest unlucky motorcyclist.
If you’ve ever had to awkwardly tie a mattress, kayak, or anything else to the top of your car, you know what it’s like to wish you had a secure place to tie the thing down on your car. Luckily, all you need is some nylon straps and you can give your car, whatever type of car it may be, some secure, easily-hidden tie down points.
Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness
As are toiletries!
I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
Cotton is best. Always cotton
I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.
And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.
And if you could spend the extra couple of bucks for special diabetic socks, you could save a homeless diabetic persons foot. Please.
This is something to keep in mind next time I donate clothes. But I don’t want to give them old socks, they will be getting NEW socks.
Mankato's claim to fame.
Lynchings happened in Duluth, MN... 2 or 3 african american fellows were lynched by a mob -- they were carnival workers were traveling through town.
Let’s not forget this event. Minnesota. December, 1862. The largest mass execution in American history. These are all Dakota Indians.
The Dakota had been reduced to starvation and dependence on government traders who exploited the native population shamelessly; as the Civil War bled government resources, there were desperate fears among the Indians that they would not receive the subsidies necessary for their survival, and they erupted into the Dakota War of 1862. The Dakota lost. The US Army then herded together hundreds of men and put them on “trial”.
Sibley ordered a commission of five military officers to try the prisoners summarily and “pass judgment upon them, if found guilty of murders or other outrages upon the Whites, during the present State of hostilities of the Indians. Major General John Pope, recently banished to Minnesota by President Lincoln after Pope’s humiliating defeat at the Civil War’s Battle of Second Bull Run, saw an opportunity to redeem himself at the Dakota’s expense. He immediately approved Sibley’s plans. “The horrible massacres of women and children and the outrageous abuse of female prisoners, still alive, call for punishment far beyond human power to inflict, Pope wrote. “It is my purpose utterly to exterminate the Sioux if I have the power to do so… They are to be treated as maniacs and wild beasts.”
The commission began the hearings on the reservation on September 28 and tried 16 men that day alone. This breakneck pace continued, and by November 3—a mere five weeks later—the commission had conducted 392 trials, including an astonishing 40 in one day. Observer Reverend J.P. Williamson noted that the trials took less time than the state courts required to try a single murder defendant. The accused were hauled before the commission, sometimes manacled together in groups, and were arraigned through an interpreter. The charges ranged from rape to murder to theft, although most Dakota were accused of merely participating in battles. The defendants entered a plea, and those who pleaded not guilty had an opportunity to speak. The commission then called and examined its own witnesses, but it did not permit the Dakota to have counsel for their defense. As one man who assisted in gathering evidence against the Indians noted, “[T]he plan was adopted to subject all the grown men, with a few exceptions to an investigation of the commission, trusting that the innocent would make their innocence appear.”
Over 300 were condemned to death. This was a degree of vicious retribution that would not be visited upon the Confederacy after their defeat, but then…these were “maniacs and wild beasts”. All those death sentences required review by Lincoln, who spared 265 of them, but 38 had to be sacrificed in a public hanging to appease the bloodlust of the white Minnesotans.
Afterwards, the bodies served science and local tourism.
After the execution in which all 38 were hanged simultaneously, he [Dr Sheardown] and the assistant surgeons stepped forward to examine the bodies and make the pronouncements of death. The bodies were taken away in mule-drawn wagons and buried in a long trench that had been dug in the sandy bank of the Minnesota River. Some historical accounts mention “a Dr. Sheardown” or “an unknown Dr. Sheardown” who removed some of the skin from the bodies before they were buried. Some of these pieces of skin later turned up in Mankato for sale as “souvenirs”. It is unknown with certainty whether Dr. Samuel B. Sheardown removed the skin, or a souvenir hunter who was impersonating him and using his name. Other accounts state that several doctors who attended the hanging, or that local physicians, asked for permission to dig up the bodies for use as cadavers in their anatomical studies. Permission was granted, and over the next few days, bodies were removed.
The difference between the North and the South seems to be that we carry out our lynchings on a large scale, and with Yankee efficiency.
Mankato, Minnesota, where the execution took place, has no memorials to the executed. The state of Minnesota honored several of the leaders of the US side by naming counties after them.
Darn if Duluth isn't a den of darnation.
Swear maps, gosh darn it: Jack Grieve
this is so beautiful i’m crying
I feel for the poor girl, but still:
Her parents insisted that she wasn’t sick, just Scottish
I must be getting better! Give me a few more days for my sense of humor to mature to something slightly less infantile.
Only slightly, mind you.