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Nagasaki after the atomic bomb

At 11:02 a.m. on Aug. 9, 1945, the bomb, nicknamed “Fat Man,” exploded approximately 500 meters above Nagasaki, Japan. It instantly killed an estimated 70,000 of the city’s population. Three days earlier, on Aug. 6, 1945, an American B-29 Superfortress bomber called Enola Gay dropped a uranium-235 bomb on Hiroshima, eventually killing at least 140,000 people. It was the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people and leaving lifelong scars on survivors, not just physical but also psychological, and on the cities themselves. Days later, World War II was over.

On the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and amid growing tension between Washington and North Korea, here’s a look back at that fateful event. (AP/Getty images)

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Destroyed Urakami Cathedral is see just after the atomic bomb was dropped in Aug. 1945 in Nagasaki, Japan. (Photo: Yasuo Tomishige/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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Almost nothing remained of this district in Nagasaki, Japan, as the result of the atomic bomb attack. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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Four months after the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki, an unidentified person stands beside a seared tree amid ruins and rubble, Nagasaki, Japan, Dec. 9, 1945. (Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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Keloids cover the back of a survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bomb. Keloids are dense, fibrous growths that grow over scar tissue. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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The remains of Mitsubishi steel plant, which was 1 ½ miles from where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb in Nagasaki, Japan. (Photo: Bernard Hoffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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A female Nagasaki atomic bomb victim receives a treatment at Shin Kozen Elementary School in Aug. 1945 in Nagasaki, Japan. (Photo: Yasuo Tomishige/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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Former business district of Nagasaki in Sept. 1945 where 18,000 hotels, office buildings and homes once stood before the total devastation of the U.S. atomic bomb dropped a month earlier. (Photo: Bernard Hoffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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Remains of trolley car in foreground, 2 ½ miles from where the U.S.dropped an atomic bomb in Nagasaki, 1945 (Photo: Bernard Hoffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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A small atomic bomb survivor receives a treatment at temporary hospital set at Shin Kozen Elementary School on Sept. 23, 1945 in Nagasaki, Japan. (Photo: Yasuo Tomishige/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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Completely destroyed Urakami Cathedral is seen, 500 meters from the epicenter of Nagasaki atomic bomb, in Aug. 1945 in Japan. (Photo: Eiichi Matsumoto/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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Lieutenant Colonel Kermit Beahan, who dropped an atomic Bomb in Nagasaki, is shown in Chicago Ill., on Sept. 19, 1945. (Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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Devastation left after an atomic bomb exploded over Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9 1945. No precise date is given for the photo, which was taken not long after the explosion. (Photo: U.S. Signal Corps/AP)

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The hospital at Nagasaki Medical College, located only 800 meters from ground zero, was destroyed when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city at the end of World War II on Aug. 9. 1945. Only the reinforced concrete buildings remain standing. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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This is the type of atomic bomb exploded over Nagasaki, Japan, in World War II, the Atomic Energy Commission and Defense Department said in releasing this photo in Washington, Dec. 6, 1960. The weapon, known as the ‘Fat Man’ type, is 60 inches in diameter and 128 inches long. The second nuclear weapon to be detonated, it weighed about 10,000 pounds and had a yield equivalent to approximately 20,000 tons of high explosive. (Photo: AP)

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August 1945 damage from the atomic bombing of the Japanese City of Nagasaki at the end of world war two. (Photo: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

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A Japanese civilian pushes his loaded bike down a path which has been cleared of the rubble. On either side of the path debris, twisted metal, and gnared tree stumps fill the area in Nagasaki on Sept. 13, 1945. This is in the center of the devasted area. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images)

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The crew of the United States Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress ‘Bockscar’, which dropped the atomic bomb ‘Fat Man’ on the Japanese city of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. Front row, left to right: flight engineer John D. Kuharek, gunner and assistant flight engineer Ray Gallagher, tail gunner Albert Dehart, radio operator Abe Spitzer, unknown. Back row, left to right: bombardier Raymond ‘Kermit’ Beahan, navigator James Van Pelt, co-pilot Charles Donald Albury, co-pilot Fred Olivi and pilot Major General Charles W. Sweeney. (Photo: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A young man lies on a mat with burns covering his body, after falling victim to the explosion of the atom bomb over Nagasaki, Japan, 1945. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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A child with her mother in Nagasaki on the morning after the dropping of the atomic bomb, Aug. 10, 1945. Both have received a rice dumpling from emergency supplies. They were 1.5 km southeast of the Epicenter. (Photo: Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

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Smoke billows over the Japanese city of Nagasaki after an atomic bomb was dropped on the city Aug. 9, 1945. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

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Battered religious figures rest among the rubble of Nagasaki after the atomic bombing of the city by American armed forces on Aug. 9, 1945. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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Men who helped drop the second war-stopping atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, study a map of their objective shortly before the take off of the B-29 “77” which dropped the bomb on Aug. 9, 1945. Left to right: Capt. Theo J. Van Kirk, navigator, who also made flight aboard the ‘Enola Gay’ when it dropped the first atom bomb on Hiroshima; Major Sweeney, commanding officer of the 393 bomb squadron and pilot. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images)

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View of the radioactive plume from the bomb dropped on Nagasaki City, as seen from 9.6 km away, in Koyagi-jima, Japan, Aug. 9, 1945. The U.S. B-29 superfortress Bockscar dropped the atomic bomb nicknamed ‘Fat Man,’ which detonated above the ground, on northern part of Nagasaki City just after 11am. (Photo: Hiromichi Matsuda/Handout from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum/Getty Images)

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General view in July 1946 of the Nagasaki Medical School in Japan. It was located at about one kilometer from where the American atomic bomb was dropped. The structure of the buildings held but debris and fallen trees are everywhere. One year after the explosion, the ruins of the bombing are still in evidence. The city, which is still radio-active, has been deserted by the survivors. (Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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Nagasaki in ruins after the atomic bombing of Aug. 9, 1945. (Photo: Roger Viollet/Getty Images)

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Only the reinforced concrete buildings of the Nagasaki Medical College hospital remain standing after the United States dropped its second atomic bomb on Aug. 9, 1945. The hospital was located 800 meters from ground zero of the atomic bomb explosion. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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The shapes of a man and ladder on the wooden wall of a factory is seen about 4 km away from where the atomic bomb ‘Fat Man’ was dropped on an unknown day of August, 1945 in Nagasaki, Japan. The areas shadowed by a man and ladder remained unburnt by the energy of the ‘Fat Man’ bomb dropped in Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. (Photo: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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One building still stands in a cityscape devastated by the atom bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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The flight crews of two planes go over planes for the dropping of the first atomic bombs. The middle-aged man in the center is Lt. Col. Payette. On the left, in the foreground in profile is Lt. Ralph Devore. The man looking over Payette’s shoulder is Major Chuck Sweeney. Sweeney commanded and Devore flew with the mission to drop the second bomb on Nagasaki. To the right in profile are Lts. Thomas Ferebee (in cap, with mustache) and Morris Jeppson, both of whom flew with the first mission to bomb Hiroshima. (Photo: Corbis via Getty Images)

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Jüri!!! on ICE

Jüri Pootsmann(22) is a top figure skater from Estonia. He spent training in Russia for five years. He wears glasses, but puts them off before skating. He likes a certain sportswear brand. He became last at the Figure skating Grand Prix. Likes to play card games. His guilty pleasures are Conchita Wurst, music from Lordi, pootatoes and rye bread.

Måns Zelmerlöw(29) is a gay figure skating legend from Sweden. He has won the Grand Prix, making it the third consecutive time he has won this competition. His theme that year was “Heroes”. He has achieved his status not from talent, but from rigorous training. He was bullied at school because he was a figure skater. Therefore he is scared of being alone and has a labrador retriever named Leo. Likes to push his limits. He has a great agility and stamina. Due to his busy life, he has never had a girlfriend. Has a relationship with pizza instead.

Frans Jeppson-Wall(17) is about to make his debut in the Senior Division. He hates Jüri, which is clear when he scolds him in front of the bathroom right after the competition. His favourite piece of music is, surprisingly, the Swedish national anthem. This is because his parents, who hail from Nigeria and the UK, left him to train in Malmö when he was 12, because he was an enormous talent. It was very hard for his parents to let him go, and therefore, they demand their son to train very hard to become the best in figure skating. He will participate under the Independent flag at the Skate America and NHK Trophy. (Let’s not forget about the sum of money it had cost them to let their son train in Sweden.)

Christer Björkman(58) is the former coach of Jüri Pootsmann. He is the former President of the Swedish Skating Federation, abandoning his job because he could not uplift the three skating events that the SSF supports in popularity as it remained less popular than ice hockey. He does not want someone who fails to represent him, because he was booed during his first (and only) Figure Skating Grand Prix, and therefore, he left Jüri. He presumably has a relationship with a man called Serhat. He sees potential in Frans.

Justs Sirmais(20) comes from Latvia, and has been befriended with Jüri since they first met each other during a Baltic junior figure skating tournament. Unfortunately, Justs was in an accident and is therefore not able to skate professionally. Therefore, he is active as a pizza deliverer(something that would please Måns very much). He suddenly moves to Estonia.

Douwe Bob Posthuma(22) owns a sauna in the city where Jüri lives(don’t ask me why I don’t call that city a name). The sauna includes a snack bar. He comes from Amsterdam, and he came to Estonia because he wanted to see if a bar without vodka really worked in a former Soviet country. The answer was no, but he still wanted to have a bar aestethic, so he has three taps of beer at the drinks corner. Gets drunk quite often. Always does his best, but only on the things he likes doing most, as he doesn’t quite like discipline.

Oscar Zia(19) spent five years of training in Russia and is therefore Jüri’s former rink mate. He likes to use social networking apps. He’s from Italy. His sister is a figure skater as well. He gets fat easily. He lacked self-confidence during his last years of high school, but that changed due to one person…

Donutny Montell(26) is a Lithuanian figure skater who is at his end of his career. He is constantly busy with his looks and he uses insane acrobatic movements(some of them which are prohibited during competition) to impress the audience. That led him to becoming third at the Grand Prix.

Alexander Rybak(30) is a retired figure skater from Belarus. During his active career, he was highly successful, as he has won all five editions of the Figure Skating Grand Prix before Måns Zelmerlöw. He can turn into super-serious to cutie in a split second. He’s known for his step sequences and spins, rather than his jumps. He likes swinging music.

Stig Rästa(34) is the best figure skater Estonia has ever had since its independence. He is the coach of Oscar Zia. Believes in the power of strict discipline. 

Sergey Lazarev(33) is the coach of Donny Montell. He has been a successful figure skater himself, however, he retired quite early because he was annoyed by the fact some acrobatic tricks are not allowed in figure skating. He moved to the entertainment section, but so many people demanded him to return that he became a coach for people like him. What is perhaps the most notable thing about him is his obsession with weird egg inventions.

Loïc Nottet(20) is a Belgian figure skater. His role model is Sia. At his senior debut, he placed third behind Måns Zelmerlöw and Alexander Rybak. He placed second at the Grand Prix Jüri entered after performing his free skate routine on Chandelier. He has family issues with the sport, because his father demanded him to be good at soccer/football/how you name it. An exhibition led to an interest in dancing, and a few years after he started ballet, he turned to figure skating. He is specialised in spins and choreographical sequences. He will be participating in the Rostelecom Cup where he will be facing Jüri.

Philipp Kirkorov(49) is President of the Russian Skating Federation. He’s a former skater himself. He is supposed to have a relationship with Christer Björkman, who is the former President of the Swedish Skating Federation. 

Jacob Baagøe Thomsen(23) is a Danish figure skater and will participate in the Skate America Cup together with Jüri. His whistling is embarrasing.

Sanja Vučić(22) is a female figure skater from Serbia. In the off-season, she works in a clinic for abused children.

Hovi Star(29) is a Jewish sports commentator. He calls everyone a bitch, although not everybody accepts this title. He began commenting on figure skating tournaments for a youth channel because nobody else wanted to- the other skating commentators would prefer Crashed Ice. He gives Jüri a little hope after losing at the Grand Prix, hope that would become useful later.

Alexander Ivanov(22) hails from Belarus. He dreams of having Alexander Rybak as his coach. (It turns out that his father even named his son after Rybak!) As a child, he threw a stuffed pillow resembling a donut to Måns, landing it around his neck. Eros Paidikos, where the costume consists of nothing more than a toga, a helmet and a warrior costume, is his specialty. Jüri will meet him at the Rostelecom Cup.

Petra Mede(45) is the figure skating commentator of SVT, Sweden’s national broadcaster. She’s also an announcer of the Stockholm Metro lines. She has known Måns since he first entered the European championships(when he was 19). Outside her (quite serious) job, she is very funny. She gives skaters nicknames, for example. And hugs.

William(25) and Deban(26) are hardcore figure skating fans. They have a very popular blog on the internet which describes the news and the rumours going around the figure skaters. They are so passionate about making news that they quit their job. They sometimes act as photo bombers. They are renowned for delivering figure skating realness, showing their enthusiasm every time they appear. They will have a temporary radio station on the Red Square during the Rostelecom Cup.

Lady Jenevia(22) is just into figure skating and starts a blog about it. She originally comes from Japan, but her parents were expats so her first language is English. She recognises everyone she knows about in a single look. For William and Deban trying to be undercover, this is annoying. She will be visiting the Skate America Cup.

Jamala(32) is a mysterious person. She has been disturbing competitions around the world for several years for no particular reason. 

Storyline

Jüri Pootsmann suffers a devastating defeat at the Men’s Figure Skating Grand Prix in Vienna. Måns Zelmerlöw wins for the third consecutive time. Jüri is so fascinated by his performance that he skates it in front of Justs four months later. That was eventually put on the Internet. 

Måns Zelmerlöw sees this performance and travels to Estonia. Jüri meets him while they are bathing in Douwe’s sauna. Jüri falls into Måns’ bath. Måns decides to become Jüri’s coach, and tells his backstory. 

At the meantime, Frans is expecting Måns as his new coach(his former coach died) and is pissed off. He goes to Estonia, and this is how the story begins.

The United States Mint and Treasury have unveiled a new gold coin that portrays Lady Liberty is a Black woman.

via CBS:

In a press conference Thursday held in the Department of Treasury’s “historic” Cash Room, the two departments introduced the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, which celebrates 225 years of coins being minted in the U.S.

“We are very proud of the fact that the United States Mint is rooted in the Constitution,” said Principal Deputy Director Jeppson. “Our founding fathers realized the critical need for our fledgling nation to have a respected monetary system, and over the last 225 years, the Mint has never failed in its mission.”

In “a departure from previous classic designs,” the new coin portrays Lady Liberty as a black woman wearing a crown of stars. The coin is inscribed with “1792,” for the year the U.S. Mint was established, “2017” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The reverse side of the coin contains a “bold and powerful eagle in flight,” according to the press release.

The 1-ounce coin will be struck in .999 fine 24-karat gold at the West Point Mint facility in New York. It is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs representing Lady Liberty as Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Indian-American. The coins will be issued every two years.

Last year, the Treasury announced that civil rights activist and abolitionist Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

The things you find in YT Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-13I_VF5d4k

I was merely downloading the videos for my upcoming compliation when I saw this gem written by Thuy An Nguyen:

BALTIC BOYS
Protagonists:
Jüri Pootsmann, the son of two villains who killed thousands and extorted a sneaker company, from which they made millions. Himself however, doesn’t like this and begins a lawsuit against his own parents age 14. As a kid, he always had pancakes and a glass of milk for breakfast. Can fly because of some reason.
Justs Sirmais, a Latvian student who’s always compared with Pewdiepie and loves melted ice cream for some reason. As the leader of the Baltic Boys, he has always been threatened by enemies from mostly Belarus.
And Donatas “Donny Montell” Montvydas, a married freerunner who says he was threatened and chased by a werewolf multiple times when he was freerunning at night. Plans to join the Lithuanian Air Forces when his son is 12. Usually fuels himself up on water, which some state isn’t true: he would fuel himself up on blood instead.

Involved:Serhat Hacıpaşalıoğlu, a Turkish millionaire who has had affairs with an unknown woman, known for his monocular and suspicious relationships.
Alexander “IVAN” Ivanovich, a werewolf who mostly wanders around without clothes except for a towel around his private parts. Plans to terrorize Justs so he can secretly take over his place. Has had relationships with the criminal Pootsmann family and the Illuminati.
Gábor Alfréd “Freddie” Fehérvári, one of Serhat’s relatives and probably Serhat´s secret gay love. Owns the data of a million cellphones.
Frans Jeppson-Wall, a school kid from Nigerian/British descendent, known for beating down a gay student and for not being sorry of doing so.
Yuri “UZARI” Navrotsky, an elf who is seen running together with IVAN many times. Possibly a member of the Illuminati.
Stig Rästa, former classmate of Jüri, loves cars and smashing people in their face and dorks dogs.
Aminata Savadogo, a close friend of Justs. Always on Justs’ side. Enjoys boxing and electropop.
Monika Linkyté, ex-girlfriend of Donny Montell, quite a crazy person.
Vaidas Baumila, boyfriend and eventually husband of Monika. (they have been seen kissing each other)
Måns Zelmerlöw(and his stick figure), the Hero who inspired the Baltic boys to come together. Extremely handsome.
And Main antagonist Christer Björkman, the man behind the BJÖRKmonster, a hazardous machine planning to destroy the Baltic Boys and terrorize the true meaning of Eurovision.

Possibly involved:
Agnete Kristin Johnsen (Sami background, suspicious relationships, owns an iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicebreakeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer)
Douwe Bob Posthuma (His look, oh…, ability to play guitar with a beer bottle) Sergey Lazarev (Relationships with Jüri Pootsmann’s family and IVAN)
Greta Salóme (her shadow bending, heavily opposes Sergey)
Minus One (their relationship with werewolves)
Ira Losco (ability to walk on water)
and possibly Molly Petterson Hammar (always hungry)
Michał Szpak (his relationship with Conchita Wurst and black and white)
Hovav “Hovi Star” Sekulets (possibly the gay student beaten down by Frans, ability to mentally take drone copters over control )
Kaliopi Bukle (her relationships towards donuts)
Manuela “ManuElla” Brečko (and possibly her pole dancer Jannik) (relationship with blue and red but not with purple, thus opposing Michał)
Susana ”Jamala” Jamaladynova (heavily opposing Lazarev and IVAN, hallucinating calling)
Nina Kraljić (alien human conspiracies)
Amir Haddad (taekwondo, maybe?)
Nika Kocharov and the Young Georgian Lolitaz (their secret lab)
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz (her relationship towards ghosts and Japanese Lolita fashion)
Alexander Kuzmenko, AKA Azerbaijan’s glass box dancer (suspicious relationships, seen terrorizing Donny Montell during freerunning)
Bárbara Reyzábal “Barei” González-Aller (seen leading a group of dancers until their feet couldn’t stand it=ABUSE)
Ovidiu Anton (warrior status, not willing to quit despite disclosure by multiple parties, quite a ROM bar lover, “Fight for the Truth!”)
Ace Wilder (her rebel status, not willing to quit either)
Kirill Yermakov (opposing IVAN, ability to control weather)
Eduard Romanyuta (wants to attack Jamala either IVAN)
David Lindgren (bboy, married with two kids, ability to control security LASERs, seen freerunning with Donny Montell)
Robin Bengtsson (just look at his eyes and you will understand)
Oscar Zia (possibly the gay student beaten down by Frans, ability to control weather)
Wiktoria Johansson (“Save Me!”, superheroine suit)
Danny Saucedo (opposing Donny and one of Ovidiu’s relatives)
Małgorzata “Margaret” Jamroży (opposing Michał)
Thomas “Conchita Wurst” Neuwirth (because (s)he just(s) has to be included) Sorry, but I think the Baltic Boys fandom has taken over my life as well. . “

Somebody please make it real XDD oh God