This is Sookie, she’s a 7week old stray kitten who got hit by a car. She has need X-rays, medication and will need her leg amputated.

If you could help me raise the money for this baby it would be greatly appreciated, the goal is £200 as I have offered to pay the rest.

Please help us get this baby back to good health! Any amount is appreciated, share share share!



Powerful Whispers reveal the tragic reality many veterans face when they return home from war 

The news: A new report from Human Rights Watch says that up to half a million of our returning veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other wars are suffering from substance abuse disorders — with some of the biggest offenders including opioids and alcohol.

A stunning 1 million use prescription opioids for pain, and nearly half of those use them “chronically,” or for more than 90 days.

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Meet Captain Bolesław Ejsmonta.

He served in the army of the Polish General Władysław Anders in the Division III Carpathian rifle under the command of Gen. Bronislaw spirit. He participated in the battles for the liberation of Monte Casino, Loreto, Ancona and Bologna. Currently captain at rest. Bolesław Ejsmont 96 year-old war veteran who fought with the German invaders. Since 1947 he lives in Sińcu in Srokowo. In 1978 he was awarded the gold cross of merit, and in 1983, Knight’s revival of Polish. In Italy he was awarded, among others. With Its Monte Casino and the cross of Valour for his participation in battles against the Nazi invader.
In 2013, the President of the Republic of Poland gave him the officer’s cross order of Polish.

Photo: Dariusz Bres http://foto.quaint.pl/

Honoring Our Civil War Veterans- G.A.R Post Civil War Veterans 1935

 Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

The NMAAHC’s history starts well before it became affiliated with the Smithsonian. In 1915, a “Committee of Colored Citizens” of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veteran’s organization, formed to support the “Colored Troops” visiting Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a parade by Union soldiers down Pennsylvania Avenue following the end of the war. While black troops were excluded from the original parade,  the Committee collected funds to accommodate African American veterans visiting Washington, D.C., who marched with white soldiers on the anniversary. The Committee grew into a National Memorial Association, which advocated for a “Negro Memorial” and a national museum.

Five elderly men posed in front of an American flag. Posthumous print, probably made by Robert Scurlock



Secrets They Forgot To Put In Your History Books~ America’s Civil War Soldiers Suffered From PTSD- Put On Train Cars, Names Pinned To Their Clothing, They Were Left To Wonder The Countryside Dying From Exposure- Photo Library of Congress

Military docs were barely able to discharge the most severe cases of psychological breakdown during the first few years of the Civil War. “They were put on trains with no supervision, the name of their home town or state pinned to their shirts, others were left to wander about the countryside until they died from exposure or starvation,” - Richard A. Gabriel, a consultant to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees and one of the foremost chroniclers of PTSD.

The number of these wayward veterans was sufficient to prompt a public outcry that led to the establishment of the first American military hospital for the insane in 1863, where patients were expected to remain until they could be claimed by a family member. It was reportedly surprising to some Civil War physicians that soldiers on normal leave often collapsed with emotional illness at home, even when they had shown no symptoms of mental debilitation before they had left the fighting.

Jacob Mendes Da Costa first described “disorderly action of the heart” during a lecture on cardiac strain in 1874. His original explanation of the condition was based on his observations of soldiers during the Civil War. Physicians were merely trying to explain in etiological terms what they were observing in veterans: increased pulse rate and blood pressure, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness, and fatigue. This led to the condition becoming colloquially known as “soldier’s heart.”

http://www.military1.com/air-force/article/405058-a-brief-history-of-ptsd-the-evolution-of-our-understandingphoto library of congress.


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Boot Campaign: www.bootcampaign.com

American Ex-Prisoners of War: www.axpow.org / (817) 649-2979

American Forces Network: www.myafn.net / (951) 413-2351

American Gulf War Veterans Association: www.gulfwarvets.com / (877) 817-9829

American Legion: www.legion.org / (800) 433-3318

American Veterans for Equal Rights: amer.us / (718) 849-5665

Blinded Veterans Association: bva.org / (800) 669-7079

Call of Duty Endowment: www.callofdutyendowment.org

Code of Support: www.codeofsupport.org / (571) 527-3240

Disabled American Veterans: www.dav.org / (859) 441-7300

Healing Heroes: www.healingheroes.org / (727) 781-4376

Heart Strings for Heroes: www.heartstringsforheroes.com/our-heroes / (727) 686-6887

Helping Hometown Heroes: www.helpinghometownheroes.org / (301) 351-4484

IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: iava.org / (212) 982-9699

Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors: homesforwoundedwarriors.com / (952) 474-2234

Lone Survivor Foundation: www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org

Marine for Life Org: www.marineforlife.org / (617) 293-4102

Military Family Assistance Maine National Guard: www.me.ngb.army.mil/family

Military Officers Association of America: www.moaa.org / (703) 549-2311

Military Veterans of Albany — Good Friends & Great Causes / (518) 376-3998

National Association for Black Veterans: www.nabvets.com / (877) NABVETS

National Association of American Veterans: www.naavets.org / (202) 465-3296

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans: www.nchv.org / (202) 546-1969

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Paralyzed Veterans of America: www.pva.org / (800) 424-8200

Real Warriors: www.realwarriors.net

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Rock4Recovery: www.rock4recovery.net / (910) 977-3734

Rock for the Fallen (Former Navy Seals): www.westcoastseals.org

Semper Fi Fund: www.semperfifund.org

Silver Star Families of America: www.silverstarfamilies.org / (573) 230-7456

Soliders Angels: www.soldiersangels.org / (218) 779-7271

The Battle Buddy Foundation: www.tbbf.org / (844) 822-3674

The Enlisted Association: trea.org / (303) 752-0660

The Raider Project: www.raiderproject.org / (910) 467-1254

US Marines: www.marines.mil / (505) 878-6483 or (440) 243-4010

Veterans Advantage: www.veteransadvantage.com / (203) 422-2526

Veterans Families United: veteransfamiliesunited.org / (405) 535-1925

Veterans for America: dav.org / (877) 426-2838

Veterans Memorial Branson: www.veteransmemorialbranson.com / (417) 336-2300

Veterans of Foreign Wars: www.vfw.org

Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org / (202) 510-5678 or (702) 521-2751

Wounded Warrior Project Las Vegas: www.woundedwarriorproject.org / (202) 510-5679

Wounded Warrior Project Milwaukee: www.woundedwarriorproject.org / (608) 449-1202

Five Finger Death Punch


Today, the Library joins the rest of the US in saluting the country’s veterans. Above are three photos from the Library’s collections depicting vets: one shows disabled veterans putting together poppies in 1947, another shows 93-year-old Civil War vet L.A. Wilcox explaining his medals to a young girl at the 1940 World’s Fair, and a third shows three veterans of WWI - including Brooklyn boy Harry Bauman, who wore two artificial limbs as a result of battle injuries - also at the 1940 World’s Fair. In addition to the images, the Library also has audio from the NYC Veterans Oral History Project, a community-based project supported by volunteer interviewers who record the personal accounts of American war veterans in neighborhoods around the city so that future generations may understand an important part of history from the people who lived it. So check it all out, and salute these brave men and women. 

Just a reminder - NYPL branches are closed today to mark the holiday, but will be open again tomorrow. 


Even exotic animals visit the doctor

On Wednesday, doctors in Israel performed unprecedented surgery on a Syrian brown bear, named Mango. The 19-year-old bear suffered from a slipped disc, which had left his back legs paralyzed.

Veterinarians will monitor Mango’s recovery in the coming weeks, but the photograph of this 550-pound animal, with a shaved back and an IV line and a blood-pressure cuff, is a reminder that even the most ferocious-looking creatures sometimes need a hand from their docs. 

WWI Veteran Assists Two Civil War Veterans In 1922 …Advancements Seen During These Men’s Lifetimes…

The War Brought Military Advances and Care for Veterans

  • The first machine guns
  • Submarines
  • ID tags
  • Land mines
  • Ironclad ships
  • Trench warfare
  • Soldiers’ Homes that later became the Veterans Administration (www.aarp.org)
The War Brought Technological and Everyday Advances
  • 15,000 miles of new telegraph lines, which reached the West Coast
  • Mass production of canned food
  • Battlefield photography
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Can openers
  • Home-delivered mail
  • Premade clothing in sizes small, medium and large
  • Differently shaped left and right shoes

Photo from Reddit, info from http://www.ycp.edu/offices-and-services/advancement/communications/york-college-magazine/fall-2012/understanding-civil-war-legacy/


The Dog’s Dentition: Each maxillary (inferior and superior) has six incisive and two canine teeth. The superior arch has 8 premolars and four molars, and the inferior arch has eight premolars and six molars, in total the dog has 42 teeth. The incisive teeth are used to cut and rip food, while the rest help grind the food (Wang. X Tedford RH. 2008).

The fang-canine teeth are there to grab (the big ones on top and bottom) hold and tear. The front teeth scrape meat off of bones (whether real or fake). The incisors (small saw like teeth) grab and hold. The big incisors cut—acting like a pair of scissors. The molars—larger back teeth are there to crush, very much like us human. The jaws are long most dogs, (except for breeds that have been deliberately manipulated by human breeding to provide a shorter, more human-like face), enabling the fang to grab large objects. The muscles that control the jaws are some of the most powerful muscles in the dog’s entire body; just ask Pit Bull or Rottweiler. They can grab and hold, hold and hold some more.

The dog cannot move its jaws sideward. Observe this—it’s amazing, just as is a dog taking a drink. The tongue tips backwards, not frontwards. We can move our lower jaw from side to side, enabling a grinding process when we chew. Your dog cannot. The fang teeth make it impossible. The jaw joint is a stiff hinge joint, like our knee joints—it does not allow any flexible movements other than up and down. If your dog trusts you, it might allow you to test this by trying to gently move its lower jaw from side-to-side.

Source Article Here. If anyone tries to tell you that dogs need the plant material and carbohydrates in processed pet food, point them toward some basic physiology.