***ᔕTOᖇY TIᗰE*** So basically it's getting close to Halloween and I'm doing spooky stuff every now and again to get ready since my Halloween is about to be trash. Yes, I believe in ghosts and I've got a few stories to tell so I decided to share them. This picture scares the living sh*t out of me so here goes what just happened literally a couple of minutes ago. So a lot of weird stuff happens around my house, clothes piles will fall off, my phone that was in the center of the table will fall twice and a row, I'll feel something lay down in bed with me etc well. Embarrassingly enough I was scrolling through tumblr porn (to get pictures for my aesthetic boards so don't judge me I needed to share that because a ghost only saw me watching porn not knowing I make collages for a roleplay account online 😂) and my TV starts acting up while I was watching family guy. I don't think anything of it of course because it's probably the wifi or signal or something, right? That's fine, I continue my search for aesthetics. The only thing that's different now is that it's been a couple of minutes and the show still hasn't come back on so I'm sitting there in silence when the room (my walls and floors are really weak, you can feel people walking on the floors and hear people from upstairs because my house is old) starts to shake. I panic, obviously because there's a noise filling the room and I'm downstairs alone while everyone else is asleep. It's the stereo from the computer in the dining room. No biggie right? Except it's going up in volume, no music playing just white noise. It stays at top volume for a few seconds then gradually goes back down and stays quiet for a few seconds then goes back up, that repeats the whole time I'm panicking. I get up, I turn it off, I hide in the bathroom. There's footsteps. Stomping. I start texting my mom so I don't have to die alone. I come upstairs. I am in bed. My bible is out. #yolo
Doesn't the Bible command "thou shalt not steal"?
Yet, those that claim to follow God, the ten commandments, and claim to be righteous know that their ancestors stolen the land through lies and war propaganda from our grandmothers.
That is the European way.
They made the original inhabitants so sick so that they couldn't recover, they hold paper titles to land the government stole and resold to Europeans only for pennies on the dollar, making their construction layered on Mexica blood and soil.
This is Our land and does not legally belong to land invaders from Europe because they stolen it through their white lies and war.
Jesus did not die for his followers to steal land, but yet they will stop at nothing to maintain their white power over the Earth. Reclaim the stolen lands by any means necessary. #MesoAmerican#Olmecs#Aztecs#AboriginalAmericans#NativeAmericans#Mayans#indigenouspeople#americanhistory#mexicanhistory#anthropology#decolonize#Chicanocentrics
On this day in 1797, Old Ironsides is launched! “Old Ironsides” is the nickname that was given to the USS #Constitution , one of the first six frigates built for the U.S. #Navy . It is perhaps most famous for its performance during the War of 1812. It defeated four English warships! One historian describes these victories: “The losses suffered by the Royal Navy were no more than pinpricks to that great fleet: They neither inspired its battle readiness nor disrupted the blockade of American ports....What Constitution and her sister [ship] did accomplish was to uplift #American morale spectacularly and, in the process, end forever the myth that the Royal Navy was invincible.” The ship earned its nickname on August 19, 1812 when it encountered the HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia. The two ships began firing their cannons, but the British cannon balls were bouncing off the hard oak sides of the Constitution! One of the American crewman was heard to yell: “Huzza! Her sides are made of iron!” The nickname “Old Ironsides” was born! The British surrendered soon thereafter. The Guerriere was badly damaged and had to be sunk. If the #victory provided a psychological boost to Americans, it seems that it was equally demoralizing to the British. The London Times mournfully reported: “Never before in the #history of the world did an English frigate strike to an American.” #OldIronsides has been preserved and can still be seen at the #Charlestown Navy Yard in #Massachusetts . #TDIH#thisdayinhistory#OnThisDay#AmericanHistory#USHistory#liberty#freedom#throwback#Warof1812#1812#America#USA#classicalconversations#historybuff#sharethehistory
"Look at where you are
Look at where you started
The fact that you’re alive is a miracle
Just stay alive, that would be enough"
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Me and my lady @jessejohnsoncoaching had an amazing night this week when we went to see @hamiltonmusical. Ahhh man ... they way Lin-Manuel Miranda is using hip hop and music in this narrative on culture and American history is crazy genius.
Rickwood Field, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is the oldest professional baseball park in the United States. It was built for the Birmingham Barons in 1910 by industrialist and team-owner Rick Woodward and has served as the home park for the Birmingham Barons and the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues.
The coolest thing we saw on our Boston trip was the U.S.S. Constitution, the 220 year old war ship commissioned and named by George Washington. We got to tour the newly refurbished vessel, then as a rare treat, even got to see it underway in Boston Harbor to celebrate the Navy's 242nd birthday! It hasn't gone out in 3 years! It was truly humbling and awe-inspiring! I'll be posting more from my trip soon. 😊 #history#oldironsides#ussconstitution#navy#boston#visitboston#americanhistory#georgewashington
Black Hills c. 1880's; 1991
Casein, soft pastel on arches paper, drawing detail.
Mythic: Based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs", "the fabulous unicorn". The Black Hills, 1990. I had elevated the Black Hills to a mythic level, due to stories read or films, often fictional, seen in the past. But there I was, sitting in a saloon in the town of Custer, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, I was both in the myth/reality itself. But if it’s mythical and here I am in reality, then what is fact and what is the fiction? At what point do myth and reality meet and what in fact is the true reality. Therefore, if this held true for the Black Hills of Dakota, then what about the rest of the continent? #mexico#peru#amazonas#centralamerica#theblackhills#thegreatplains#contemporaryart#museoorodelperú#lasamericas#woundedknee#conceptualart#americanhistory
On this day in history, October 21st 1805, a British fleet led by Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve at the Battle of Trafalgar. The day before, Admiral Villeneuve and his fleet departed from Cadiz in order to land at Naples and support Napoleon's Italian campaigns. Villeneuve hoped to escape battle, but Nelson caught him. Nelson departed from the orthodox tactics of the day, splitting his fleet into two squadrons and ordering that they attack the stretched Franco-Spanish fleet head-on at perpendicular angles. Early in the battle, Nelson signalled a message to his fleet that later became legendary: "England expects that every man will do his duty". The attacks of Nelson's squadrons shattered the enemy line; the Franco-Spanish fleet lost 21 ships captured and one destroyed while Britain did not lose a single ship. However, unfortunately for the British, Admiral Horatio Nelson was mortally wounded by a French sniper, and lived just long enough to know he had won the day. Great Britain's decisive victory at Trafalgar left her as the undisputed ruler of the seas, and for the rest of the Napoleonic Wars, her enemies refused to face her openly in naval battle. The British victory ended any chances of Napoleon's invasion of England.
FOR SALE-Save it from demo!!! This beautiful home, 1906 Victorian, is set to be demolished in a few months unless someone buys it. I walked through all 13 rooms with the pastor who owns it and it is surprisingly solid and has so much character! He was nice enough to give me his number if anyone was interested! LOL Warsaw, NC. Selling cheap but Reno roughly $175,000. Another beautiful historic place with so much character that’s going to be destroyed for apartment buildings if it doesn’t sell. @mike.wil and @old_east_coast go get some last pics of it!