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Epic Medal Carnival: KH 0.2 Aqua

May 26 - June 8 / 9

Guarantees: at least two tier 4+ medals, eight medals will be at 5*+, KH 0.2 Aqua with 3 SA upgrades

Boost: STR/DEF 1000 - KH 0.2 Aqua / STR 1000 - Neku, Shiki, Joshua

Conditional medal: KH 0.2 Terra & Ventus - 2 SA upgrades. Complete requirements for one KH 0.2 T&V - get KH 0.2 Aqua’s SAB, [May 30], [June 2]

Portrait of a group of Union officers and ladies posing in front of a cottage at an unidentified location during the Civil War. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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The Colt Model 1862 Police,

After the successful introduction of the Colt Model 1860 and the Colt Model 1861, many police departments and security companies across the country requested that a lighter, more compact version of the Model 1861 be produced.  Police officers tended to carry lighter pistols in a pocket.  The Colt Model 1862 Police was a modification of the Model 1861 specifically designed for the law enforcement community. 

Built off of the M1861 frame, the Colt Model 1862 including several features to save weight and make the pistol more compact than other Colt Models.  First and foremost the M1862 featured a shorter barrel, around 3.5 to 6.5 inches in length depending on the customer’s request.  The revolver used a fluted cylinder, which was significantly lighter than the tradition round cylinders of other revolvers.  Finally the M1862 cylinder only held five shots (.36 caliber), whereas other Colt models were six shooters.  All of these features significantly decreased the weight of M1862.  The Model 1851 and 1861 weighed around 2.5 lbs, while the Model 1860 weight almost 3 lbs.  The Model 1862 weight in at a slim 1.5 lbs.

Around 28,000 Colt Model 1862 Police models were produced between 1862 and 1873.  While many were purchased by police officers and security guards, most were purchased by Union soldiers and officers during the American Civil War. 

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The Federal Correctional Institution, Waseca (FCI Waseca) is a minimum security federal prison for women, located in the small town of Waseca, Minnesota. The facility opened in 1995 as a penitentiary for men on a former University of Minnesota campus, and was converted to a women’s prison in 2008. Roughly 960 inmates are housed together in a dormitory-style setting, and range in age from 18-71. Most inmates are doing time for drug-related offenses, but the facility also houses inmates who were convicted of serious federal crimes. In 2014, FCI Waseca built a full-scale beauty salon for inmates, complete with styling chairs, dryer chairs, mani/pedi stations and a shampoo station. The construction of the beauty salon (which cost about $30k) caused a bit of controversy amongst Waseca city officials and Corrections Officers unions, but it was later revealed that the salon was part of a larger effort to introduce an accredited cosmetology program for inmates, which provided them with employment opportunities after their release.

Notable inmates at FCI Waseca have included:

Catherine Greig - The longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, former boss of the Winter Hill gang in Boston, who was a fugitive from justice for 16 years. Greig lived with and protected Bulger during his years on the run, until his capture in 2011. Greig was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for harboring a fugitive and identity fraud. She was later charged with contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury about who had protected or assisted Bulger during his years on the run, and was given an additional year’s worth of confinement. She is due to be released in late 2020, when she will be almost 70 years old.

Shelley Shannon - In 1993, Shannon shot Dr. George Tiller outside his clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Tiller’s clinic was one of three nationwide which provided late-term abortions, and was frequently the subject of protesting, picketing, vandalism and firebombing by extremist abortion groups. Tiller survived Shannon’s attack, but was shot to death in 2009 by Scott Roeder. During her years in state prison, Shannon joined the “Army of God”, a violent extremist group that commits acts of violence against abortion providers. Two years after beginning her sentence in state prison, Shannon was indicted and pled guilty for 30 counts of arson and butyric acid attacks on abortion clinics in Oregon, California and Nevada. She was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, to be served after completing her state prison sentence for the assault on Dr. Tiller. She is expected to be released in November of 2018.

Kristen Parker - A former surgical tech at Rose medical center in Denver, Parker was sentenced to 30 years for stealing liquid painkillers from patients, injecting herself with the drugs and refilling the syringes with water or saline. The patients from whom she stole the drugs woke up from surgery in immense pain, and 18 of them are confirmed to have contracted Hepatitis C from the dirty needles. Eight additional patients are suspected to have contracted the disease from Parker. The judge assigned to her case tossed out a plea bargain that would have sentenced her to 20 years in prison, and remarked that “She didn’t quit; she got caught.” In court proceedings, when asked why she did it, Parker answered “I won’t sugarcoat it. I was a drug addict.”

Grace too Powerful to Name
  • Alexander Hamilton x Reader
  • Hamiltime
  • #11: Be my wife.
  • #239: No one will ever hurt you again
  • Request by anonymous
  • Request: Could you write an Alexander oneshot using prompts 239 and 11? In Hamiltime?
  • Part 2 of A Spy on the Inside

A/N: So…this isn’t a oneshot, but the prompts worked well with my idea for part 2 of A Spy on the Inside! Hell yeah! There were also at least one anonymous request for part two that is buried in the depths of my tumblr. And I know you want me to continue all my other series and I’ll get there eventually. And there’ll probably be a part three but those ideas need to develop as well. But until then, enjoy part 2!

[Part 1]

Word Count: 4,564

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You were sat at dinner. Not at your house, that had burned to rubble. Luckily some things were salvageable. There were personal items in that house, and you were able to save most of them. While you should hate the Union Army, and you did, you couldn’t find it in you to hate all of the army. There was one soldier that, no how hard you tried, you couldn’t hate. you shook your head to clear your minds of all things related to Alexander. You tuned back into dinner. A business dinner.

“We were ill prepared for the latest attack.” Your father was saying. “But as you know my daughter,” He gestured to you. You put on a proud but polite smile to try and hide how uncomfortable you gelt right now. “Gathered a sizable amount of intel from George Washington’s aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton.” You felt your stomach flutter at the name. Your father started reading off the list you remade, the original had burned. The guilt started building in you until it stared to weigh you down. You breathing started to quicken a bit.

You pushed away from the table. Everything fell silent as everyone turned to look at you. You blinked, surprised at your own actions, and swallowed your sudden nerves. “I…uh…I’m not feeling too well. I’m going to retire.” You said. You left all the soldiers at the table and went to your new room.

You couldn’t stop thinking about that stupid solider. He occupied every corner of your mind. He was cute, always cute. His slightly scruffy facial hair and his long and sleek brown hair.

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Slow Dancing

So I know I was supposed to tag a WHOLE bunch of people when I finally posted this…but I made the original post SO long ago that it’s just depressing going back to figure out who all I need to tag. So…if was supposed to give you a tag, feel free to yell at me. Oh and it’s on ff.net if you prefer that platform.

Anyways. No spoilers. I didn’t even add in the details I knew, just kept it as vague as I wrote it originally.

Word count: 900 or so


Emma cut quite the figure, dancing with her lad, the white ballgown in stark contrast to his black tux. Soft music played as Henry led his mother—a bit stiffly, but with sure feet—across the dance floor. She said something too low to hear and he laughed, some of the tension in his shoulder easing.

Her smile was infectious, and though Killian was always quite certain he could not get any happier, every time he caught sight of that grin his joy grew. His heart fought to burst from his chest just watching them. His family.

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Clone Wars/American Civil War AU

                                                                                                               So, I drew those Anakin/Padme historical AUs a little while ago, right? I started with the American Civil War one, and as I was drawing, just for fun, I started coming up with 1860’s appropriate names for the two of them, and then for more characters, and then for more, and IT JUST GOT OUT OF HAND.

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Below the cut are some notes and sketches for the Clone Wars Civil War AU that I’ll probably never write. Assume everyone lives/happiness AU, because why not.

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It’s party time

(I’m watching, pausing, and rebutting so I will put times down)

0:03 Moultrie Flag lookalike on an anti-South vid. Hmm
0:18 Twitter handle is @ notaxation but he has no sympathy for secession
2:58 Not the Stars and Bars

This is
3:07 Yes, some Southern States have Confederate symbols in their flags. Only one has the battle flag, Mississippi, and it was kept in 2001 in a popular referendum. Georgia is based on the 1st national flag after dropping the battle flag in 2001 and that piece of crap Barnes flag in 2003
3:50 Of course all those things are entwined to Southern Culture. The WBTS was our watershed moment. We lost nearly a fifth of our able bodied white males between the ages of 18-45. A bit of a big deal.
4:04 With all due respect, you aren’t one of us. Your family roots do not stem down here. Many southerners whose family have been here for generations have an ancestor or many that fought and/or died for Dixie. It makes the waqr more personal when your flesh and blood was involved. As a Yankee, our culture is not your culture. You are an outsider looking in. Your opinion is yours, but it must be put in perspective.
5:01 You may have studied history, but not culture. Surprised that we revere our heroes? In the capital of our former country? Please.
5:20 Let’s play what if for a bit. What if, in the Revolutionary War, the 13 colonies seceded from Britain, and Britain kept a garrison on Long Island. No one is shooting yet, but the Continental Congress tells London that Long Island is part of New York and the garrison must leave. In response, the Royal Navy sends supplies like food and ammo, as if they aren’t going to leave anytime soon, because “the colonists can’t secede! the is no legal precedence!”. Should Hancock and Franklin let an important harbor sit under foreign guns?or is this an act of aggression?
5:24 Bless your heart
6:00
Ah, the “T” word. Traitorous to whom? DC? Before the WBTS, the United States was plural. “The United States are” not “is”. It was common at the time to fell more attached to your home state than any federal entity. The men who followed their home states were traitors in the Federal regard, but they followed their hearts and consciences.
7:09 C U R R E N T Y E A R
7:33 Military History Visualized has a good video on why that may not be the case
8:05 Wow, this came later than one would think! Time to break out my favorite questions to Yankees: 1) Do you know what the Corwin Amendment is? 2) Why should I give the moral high ground to a nation that originally would have that as the 13th amendment? 3) Why were the last slaves set free in Union states?
4) Do you know that Davis was wiling to trade slavery for international recognition? 5) Did you know that multiple times Lincoln tried to stop the war by promising the South it could keep her slaves as long as she returned to Federal rule?
8:33 Profanity aside, let us remember our dead. I am not asking you to put a Dixie flag in NYC, nor a statue of Davis in Manhattan , but don’t tell us what to do. Yankees have a hard time with this concept.
9:10 An institution that was still in practice in the North. It wasn’t as explicit, but if I had a significant other leave me to inject black tar heroin in her eyeballs all day every day, but I only did it once a week in between my toes (welding school gave me the weirdest metaphors), am I innocent, or still an addict? And point 2, the WBTS was as much about,slavery as the revolution was about taxes: Yes in the beginning, but if in 1779, King George III said, “OK, you can have representation!” (which had been floated), would Massachusetts and New Hampshire have said, “Cool! We don’t want independence anymore!”? By a certain point the war goals shifted and slavery was on the table for international recognition.
11:36 Yes, it was unnecessary, but only because YOU WOULDN’T LET US LEAVE. The South did not want war, and she took her shot at peaceful secession. Going back to the point above about your sovereignty being threatened by a foreign base in your territory, Fort Sumter was unfortunate but no self respecting nation would allow such uninvited trouble.
12:22 O he mad
12:30  Credit where credit is due, the immediate aftermath of the war, the Yankees did try to be reconcilable. That lasted until the 1960s, when the civil Rights movement made the South the target of ire. Right or wrong, it snowballed until the safest punching bag is Southern stereotypes. Trailer trash, redneck, Bubba and Cleetus, Nascar and beer, all became available comedy gold. Never mind the South hasn’t fully recovered from our “””liberation”””, the rampant opioid epidemic in Appalachia, the poverty, lack of worker’s rights to make cheap goods for the Yankees. Naw, let’s just make fun and talk down to them while destroying their monuments and telling them how awful their ancestors were, and act all shocked when they start to cling harder to the shreds we haven’t gotten to yet, and accuse them of being sectarian. Good idea /s Now I mad.
12:51 We had moved on, until now. The flag and statues have always been there, but only now is it an issue.
13:15 Addressed above
13:31 Then don’t. They ain’t your heroes, they’re ours, and we shall honor them as we wish, bluebelly.
13:38 I had kin fight under the leadership of Lee and Beauregard, so yes it is. If your grandpappy was under Patton in Europe, I’m sure you;d take pride in that. Men who love their commanders fell that pride, and it is passed down to their offspring.
13:42 It’d be just as easy to separate the US from Washington.
14:10 No, because those men had an impact on Richmond history
15:30  Oh the horror! Benjamin practiced law in Britain!
15:37 Mad again!
17:11 Louisiana not Georgia
18:28 Breaking news! Grunts die more often than staff officers. More at 11
19:14 Why couldn’t they go to the safe North? Oh yeah, the Yankees didn’t want them up there.
19:37 Some union officers owned slaves too. Oh, what Yankees can get away with!
20:02 Victim blaming! Triggered!
21:08 He was Chief Traitor to all us traitors!
21:11 I admire your passion, just needs some alignment
21:14 Then don’t argue. In the famous words of Davis “All we want is to be let alone”
21:33 The town square makes sense to me
21:40 The former
21:50 Our courthouse in my hometown has a statue on the front lawn, but it’s not of Lee or Davis, but a single Johnny Reb. It is dedicated to the men of our county that fought and bled for the South. You had a problem honoring the higher-ups, can we honor those who were us, among us, and part of us? Or were they rebel, traitorous scum to?
21:54 The main difference between the Rebs and the colonists was foreign intervention. Without France, we’d still have a monarch. Without Europe, the CSA was toast. Let’s not discount that the North was war weary in 1864, and McClellan wanted a white peace. 2 options for Southern victory.
22:28 No, how about I don’t
23:06 That’s just like, your opinion, man
23:29 So they are holy and righteous because they kept the stripped banner? You admit there were Union slave states. So does that make the Union evil too?
23:36 Ah, there in lies the rub. You can do whatever as long as you wear blue and not grey. Gotcha!
23:55 I’m down to clown if you are
And scene.

Basically, this is another Yankee telling us how to run our affairs. I’m beyond sick of it, tbh. You don’t want a statue, a flag, a road, whatever named after a Confederate hero, fine. I don’t know why the North would, but let us have it. The South is a different place than the North, thank God, but we don’t try to push our ways of life on them. They want things we disagree with, fine, but we we have things they disagree with, it’s their “““““moral obligation”““““ to set us straight. I can’t recount the number of times people online say they will “drag us into the 21st century kicking and screaming”. Seeing what the future looks like right now. I’ll hang back in the 1800s if you please, where up is up and left isn’t right. Usually, Mr Moriarty has good videos that I agree with. this ain’t one of them. @scconfederate @dixieblr-official @ any Southern patriot, if I missed anything or you want to add, please do. One doe not become a Southern apologist without having to know ones’ stuff, and this helps sharpen my arsenal for debates with Yankees over the WBTS. Thanks, and y’all have a blessed day!

Seth MacFarlane’s “The Orville” to debut on FOX this Fall

by Daryle Lockhart

Seth MacFarlane, one of the only people in the business how can say they have a hit animated series (”Family Guy”) and an award-winning science program (”Cosmos”) on their production resume’, is also a huge science fiction fan and has long  been vocal about his passion for Star Trek.  

His new show is an opportunity to combine his two passions -  science fiction and comedy. It’s a sci-fi comedy called “The ORVILLE” and it has been scheduled for Thursday nights at 9pm this fall on Fox. The first trailer was been revealed at the TV Network’s upfront presentation. 

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The Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP) is a prison for men, located in Fort Madison, Lee County Iowa. ISP is part of a correctional complex with a capacity for about 950 inmates that includes minimum, medium and maximum security. The prison operates two large farms that produce vegetables and dairy for surrounding communities. The original ISP opened in 1839, which predates Iowa statehood. ISP was formerly the site of death row executions in Iowa until the abolition of capital punishment in the state in 1965. The last execution to be carried out at ISP was that of Victor Feguer, who was the last person to be executed in Iowa, and the last federal inmate to be executed until 2001, when Timothy McVeigh was executed at FCI Terre Haute.

In 1981, a major prisoner riot occurred at ISP, during which twelve correctional officers were taken hostage by prisoners. Nearly all the hostages were rookies. The riot took place over a 24 hour period, and resulted in the murder of inmate David Scurr, who had his throat slashed. At the time of the riot, Scurr had turned state’s witness in an ongoing case against the inmate who instigated the riot, who was already serving life but was under investigation for killing another inmate with a shank. Rioting inmates set fires and caused general mayhem for the 24 hour period before corrections staff ran a bulldozer into the ad-seg unit and rushed the prisoners with tear gas and tasers.
Construction of a newer, updated ISP began in 2010, after numerous successful inmate escapes. The new ISP completed construction in 2014, but did not begin receiving inmates until 2015 due to structural and security concerns. As of August 2016, the facility is still under intense scrutiny by corrections officers labor unions, who allege that the facility is severely understaffed, and that the mental health wings are completely non-functional. Due to funding cuts in Iowa State, the closure of private hospital-based psychiatric units caused mentally ill inmates to be funneled to ISP, which has been reported to offer no psychiatric care whatsoever to its inmates. ISP is ranked 50 (dead last) in the nation for care of its mentally ill inmates.

Perfect World - Chapter 1

Summary: You have been hunting with Sam, Dean, and Cas for a while, but once you turn 30 you’re torn between loving Dean, wanting out of the hunting business, or just continuing on through life with the boys.  Something unexpected happens that turns your entire world upside down.  How will the Winchesters and Cas handle it, and will anything ever feel the same again?

Perfect World Masterlist - Introduction

word count: ~1400


Bright and early the next morning, you were dressed in your fed suit and headed to the local diner for some breakfast.  The three of you hoped that in a community this small, the local gossip would be as good a source as any.

The three of you sat at a booth, the boys across from you, as your waitress came to take your order. You and Sam both got an egg-white omelet with spinach and tomatoes, while Dean got the loaded breakfast.

Sam put his nose in the newspaper he had grabbed while you looked around.  A couple men sat at the counter, seemingly on their way to work. You listened as they spoke.

“Shame for Kevin, man. He’s pulling his hair out over Darlene. He’s got no idea what to do with those kids without her.”

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Soviet Air Force officer Rufina Gasheva (flew 848 night missions as navigator in a U-2/Po-2) by Olga
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Герой Советского Союза, штурман эскадрильи 46 гв.НЛБАП, гв. ст. лейтенант Р. С. Гашева. Лето 1945 г.