When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.
Make it stop?
I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.
My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.
I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.
I Painted My Nails 7 Hours Ago and Thought They Were Dry Then I Did Something and it Turns Out They Weren’t: my autobiography.The nail polish will harden up instantly if you dip your fingertips in ice-cold water.
also spray them with spray-on cooking oil before soaking them in the ice water. it makes them shiny and slick.
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25 Hot Chocolate Recipes!
- Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate / Tatertots and Jello
- S’mores Hot Chocolate / Minimalist Baker
- Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate / The Recipe Critic
- Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate / Chasing Delicious
- Spiked Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate / Diethood
- Spicy Hot Chocolate Mocha / Diethood
- Kahlua Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate / Dine and Dish
- Mint White Hot Chocolate / Babble
- Nutella Hot Chocolate / KitchMe
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate / A Beautiful Mess
- White Chocolate Hot Cocoa / Lil Luna
- Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce de Leche Spiced Cream / Babble
- Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate / Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
- Crock Pot Hot Cocoa / Get Crocked
- Caramel Corn Hot Chocolate / Recipe Girl
- Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate / Ready Set Eat
- White Peppermint Hot Chocolate / Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
- Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate / Gimme Some Oven
- Rich Dutch Hot Chocolate / Pixi Wishes
- Lavender Hot Chocolate / Because I’m Addicted
- Mayan Hot Chocolate / Latinaish
- Butterscotch Hot Chocolate / The Hopeless Housewife
- Cinammon Orange Hot Chocolate / Joy the Baker
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate / My Recipes
- Oreo Hot Chocolate / Sweet C’s Designs
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Free online tool to create a vector font from your own handwriting.
Hey guys! A friend of mine made me a custom font for a comic of mine earlier, and I was amazed, so I asked him how he did it! This neat little website allows you to download a template, and then re-upload it to make a font of your handwriting, or whatever kind of writing you choose!! Amazing!
The website says to print out the template, but my friend used his tablet to write the letters in photoshop, so that should work fine as well. Happy lettering!
this is reallllly coool
The media has done a wonderful job of selling us on the attractiveness and benefits of buying “new”, “improved”, “special”, etc. products. However, we already collectively own so much that we could all survive for quite a while on the existing products - if we just reused them a few times!
- Garage Sales: Shop at and hold garage sales - this is a great way to reuse products.
- Reusables: Switch from disposable to reusable products: food and beverage containers, cups, plates, writing pens, razors, diapers, towels, shopping bags, etc.
- Donations: Donate (and buy used):
- household items - clothes, furniture, dishes, books, sports equipment, magazines, appliances, electronics, business attire, wedding attire, etc. (to charity)
- women’s business attire (to Dress for Success)
- computer equipment
- cell phones, cameras, iPod/MP3 Players, laptops, PDAs (to Recycling for Charities)
- cell phones and ink cartridges (to Cure Recycling - profits from reuse of items support the CURE Childhood Cancer organization. Free postage. Another place to donate cell phones is Collective Good). If you would like to start your own recycling program, check out Wireless Recycling. Learn how to erase cell phone data with this free data eraser.
- building material (to companies who specialize in selling used material). One organization: Habitat for Humanity
- eyeglasses (to Lions Club, For-Eyes, Pearle, or Lenscrafters)
- extra hangers (to your local dry cleaners)
- art materials (to a school or cultural organization)
- unwanted boxed/bagged/canned food (to homeless shelters, food banks, or soup kitchens)
- Buy/Sell Used Items: Buy and sell your items on sites such as:
- local thrift stores
- Amazon (search on specific refurbished product)
- local newspaper listings
- local material exchange sites (search in your area)
- garage sales (search in your area in the ‘for sale’ > ‘garage sales’ section
- used refurbished computers (check your computer manufacturer’s website or Amazon
- local used furniture stores (search in your area)
- local consignment shops (search in your area)
- Recycler’s World facilitates buying and selling used products (for home and work)
- Freecycle: The Freecycle Network provides an online community tool for giving and receiving free stuff.
- Share: thingloop facilitates sharing our belongings with each other.
- Throwplace: Throwplace.com lets you list items online that you would like to give to nonprofit organizations, businesses, or individuals.
- Community Swap: Organize a community swap program (i.e., designate a place where people can leave unwanted items for others to use).
- Packing Peanuts: Drop off at a local packing, shipping or moving store.
- Wash and Reuse Plastic Bags: With either a wooden bag dryer or in the washing machine.
- Buy Durables: Buy products that will last and take care of them.
- Teach Thrift: Teach your children the value of being thrifty (the wise economy in the management of money and other resources; frugality).
- Frugal Printing: Use both sides of each piece of paper — for note taking or printing documents from your computer (at home or work). Create note pads by stapling together once-used paper.
- Kitchen Reuseables: Instead of buying these items new, save and reuse all: paper bags, rubber bands, twisties, boxes, and packaging material. Reuse your plastic bags with a handy bag dryer.
- Library: Pick up books from your local library or used book store. The library is also many times a great place for finding magazines, CDs, books-on-tape, and videos.
- Share with Neighbors: Join in with neighbors to purchase infrequently used products such as lawn mowers, ladders, etc.
- Refurbished Computers: Buy refurbished computers for less
- Rechargeable Batteries: Purchase rechargeable batteries and a battery recharger (some battery rechargers will also recharge regular alkaline batteries). Solar powered battery rechargers are available online.
- College Reuse: Dump and Run is a nonprofit organization that organizes the collection of college students’ castoff items in the spring, so they can be sold to incoming students in the fall. The proceeds are then donated to nonprofits.
Bar Guide: Drinkware 101, Cocktail glasses and typical drinks served
Hi guys! I thought this would be a “good to know” guide for your next get together; whether it’s just drinks with friends at home or you’re on full blown party mode it’s always good to know which drinks belong to which glass so all your drinks look as good as they taste! cheers!
PS: You don’t have to drink in order to know this stuff… This is for serving your drinking guests :P
1. Beer mug
2. Brandy snifter
3. Champagne flute
4. Cocktail glass
5. Coffee mug
6. Collins glass
7. Cordial glass
8. Highball glass
9. Hurricane glass
10. Margarita/coupette glass
11. Mason jar
12. Old-fashioned glass
13. Parfait glass
14. Pousse cafe glass
15. Punch bowl
16. Red wine glass
17. Sherry glass
18. Shot glass
19. Whiskey sour glass
20. White wine glass