The Muslim father of a slain soldier just challenged Trump, “Have you even read the United States Constitution?”

In one of the most thrilling moments of the convention so far, he offered to lend the Presidential candidate his own copy, challenging him to look for a few crucial clauses he seems to have missed. And watch how Chelsea spoke of her hopes for her mother’s Presidency.

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Amateur Explorer Discovers more than 250 Designs etched into the Quarry walls by WWI US Troops. Eight miles of secret tunnels deep in the forests of Northern France … used by the American Expeditionary Force, sent by President Wilson to reinforce Britain and France, were recently discovered by an amateur battlefield explorer …recruits carved 250 military insignias and portraits of themselves and their horses into the stone as they were holed up in a quarry they used for shelter from the relentless German assault on the Western Front.

USA. Washington. March 30, 1981. Secret Service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, foreground, Washington policeman, Thomas K. Delehanty, centre, and presidential press secretary James Brady, background, lay wounded on a street outside a Washington hotel after shots were fired by John Hinckley, Jr., who pushed a pistol through a cluster of bystanders and fired six shots at President Ronald Reagan. 

Hinckley’s motivation for the assassination attempt was to impress actress Jodie Foster, over whom he had developed an obsession after seeing her in the film Taxi Driver. There were no fatalities in the immediate aftermath of the attack. Reagan was shot in the chest, just below the left underarm. He suffered a punctured lung and heavy internal bleeding, but prompt medical attention allowed him to recover quickly. Hinckley was declared insane and placed in a psychiatrist institution, where he still resides to this day.

This picture won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.

Photograph: Ron Edmonds

lastfallentimelord  asked:

Writing with 76, McCree & Hanzo to their S/O being seriously injured after a dumb and bold action in a fight, S/O confesses they try to be as twice as good as a normal Hero because they are pretty new to the team? C: <3

Doing this as headcanons, hope it’s all right <3

Soldier 76:

- He’d scold you for doing something so reckless, ask what you are thinking

- Once you confess why you did it, he’d loosen up a bit. 

- He’d still say that it was a dumb thing to do, and you shouldn’t ever do something like that again

- At the end of the day he’d just be glad that you are alive


- He’d be concerned for you, ask why you did something so rash during a mission

- He’d chuckle a bit once you explained, but would just hug you and say that you are too brave for your own good

- Would tell you not to worry about such things during mission, all that matters is that you get home safe

- He’d tease you about it for a while


- He’d be so concerned, would stay close to you until you were feeling all right again

- He would get a bit angry once you explained your actions. Would tell you never to pull that kind of thing again

- He’d just be so grateful that he didn’t lose you

- He’d stay closer to you on missions for the next couple of months 

In memoriam Namir Noor-Eldin and Saeed Chmagh, killed by U.S. Forces on July 12, 2007.

“In a country that had already lost too many journalists, Namir Noor-Eldin’s passing is still remembered among the photographic fraternity there. He was a kind and modest young man, with a great eye. I remember him as a good technical photographer. He thought about pictures, you could tell in the composition. The first image he sent me was of American troops hemmed in on their Humvee, surrounded by a flock of sheep. One of the soldiers got out to give the animals some water from his canteen. It was little moments like this that made Namir a photographer’s photographer. I’m still disgusted about the way in which he and our fearless yet gentle driver Saeed Chmagh died, gunned down by an Apache helicopter crewman who cynically opened fire on them as if he was playing Call of Duty. I still cannot watch the leaked gun camera video, let alone listen to it. We all lost on that day.”

 —Chris Helgren, Reuters Chief Photographer, Iraq, March 2003 - December 2004 

“Saeed Chmagh (driver, camera assistant and father of four children) was a soft spoken man who was always ready to take a photographer anywhere in Iraq. He was a brave and devout Shiite Muslim and always wore black. He died beside Namir, a Sunni Muslim, as he tried to help Namir while being hit by a volley of fire from an Apache helicopter. He could have stayed in his car and just waited but he opted to be with Namir.” 

—Erik De Castro, Reuters Chief Photographer, Iraq, Nov. 2005 - March 2009

anonymous asked:

Hey wanted to ask if its ok if request Hanzo mcree genji and soldier 76 reacting to their s/o tripping over her wedding dress when they walk down the aisle. Ps love blog your a awesome writer and sorry if my english sucks not my native language

ooh no why u make me do this. and thank you so much! appreciate it <3 

Hanzo: He’d just tell you that it doesn’t matter, accidents happen, and he loves you even though you are clumsy. 

McCree: Would probably be a little shit and laugh a bit, but then he’d run to you and help you up. Maybe even carry you the rest of the way. 

Genji: He’d feel even more awkward than you do. He’d probably panic a bit, but like McCree, would help you up. 

Soldier: He’d tell you not to worry, you look beautiful nonetheless. 

IRAQ. Al Anbar governorate. Al-Karmah. October 29, 2005. Marines escort suspected insurgents, including Ali Muhammad Said, accused of leading a mortar team in attacking Camp Delta. 

For most of 2005 to 2007 it was considered the most violent city in Iraq. Unlike neighbouring Fallujah, it has no wall around the city, so anti-American insurgents were able to move freely in and out of the areas. Attacks on coalition forces were a daily occurrence in this city, with aerial mortar attacks, as well as small arms attacks almost daily on coalition patrols, convoys, and American Bases.

Photograph: Yuri Kozyrev/Noor for TIME


28 July 1916 – Letter to Edith from The Somewhere

This letter to Edith was sent in one of the green envelopes that were censored in England, not the front lines, offering soldiers some privacy from their immediate superior officers. “I have so much to talk about” he writes.

Fred updates Edith on his recent activities, and responds to her latest letter. He also muses about their future together “just think of everything we’ll need to learn about housekeeping”. Fred worries that she won’t love him for his faults after the war ends, writing “by letters you know me at my best”. This is significant - Edith and Fred have only spent a few months together in person during his last year at Wesley College in 1914 before separating for the summer and the following school year which Fred spent in Toronto. After enlisting to serve in the Canadian military in 1915, they saw each other for one day (20 May 1915) on which they were engaged, while Fred was on leave from training. His concerns are understandable, and he has expressed them before. From his responses to Edith’s letters she must have reassured him every time he shared doubts like this with her.