Am I shrinking?

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.-H.P. Lovecraft

Haggetts Pond pt 2

We walked around Haggetts Pond and found two geocaches while we were out there. It was a beautiful day and I really had a lot of fun.

My best friends Azim and Reilly.

Secret Agent Baby Zims
The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder, genocide and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing (Nanking), the former capital of the Republic of China, on December 13, 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War.  During this period hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and  disarmed soldiers were murdered and 20,000–80,000 men, women and  children were raped[1] by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.
The event remains a contentious political issue, as various aspects of it have been disputed by some historical revisionists and Japanese nationalists,[3] who have claimed that the massacre has been either exaggerated or  wholly fabricated for propaganda purposes. As a result of the  nationalist efforts to deny or rationalize the war crimes, the controversy surrounding the massacre remains a stumbling block in Sino-Japanese relations, as well as Japanese relations with other Asia-Pacific nations such as South Korea and the Philippines.
An accurate estimation of the death toll in the massacre has not been  achieved because most of the Japanese military records on the killings  were deliberately destroyed or kept secret shortly after the surrender  of Japan in 1945. The International Military Tribunal of the Far East estimates more than 200,000 casualties in the incident; China’s official estimate is about 300,000 casualties, based on the evaluation of the Nanjing War Crimes Tribunal.  Estimates from Japanese historians vary widely, in the vicinity of  40,000–200,000. Some historical revisionists even deny that a  widespread, systematic massacre occurred at all, claiming that any  deaths were either justified militarily, accidental or isolated  incidents aof unauthorized atrocities. These negationists claim that the  characterization of the incident as a large-scale, systematic massacre  was fabricated for the purpose of political propaganda.

The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder, genocide and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing (Nanking), the former capital of the Republic of China, on December 13, 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During this period hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered and 20,000–80,000 men, women and children were raped[1] by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.

The event remains a contentious political issue, as various aspects of it have been disputed by some historical revisionists and Japanese nationalists,[3] who have claimed that the massacre has been either exaggerated or wholly fabricated for propaganda purposes. As a result of the nationalist efforts to deny or rationalize the war crimes, the controversy surrounding the massacre remains a stumbling block in Sino-Japanese relations, as well as Japanese relations with other Asia-Pacific nations such as South Korea and the Philippines.

An accurate estimation of the death toll in the massacre has not been achieved because most of the Japanese military records on the killings were deliberately destroyed or kept secret shortly after the surrender of Japan in 1945. The International Military Tribunal of the Far East estimates more than 200,000 casualties in the incident; China’s official estimate is about 300,000 casualties, based on the evaluation of the Nanjing War Crimes Tribunal. Estimates from Japanese historians vary widely, in the vicinity of 40,000–200,000. Some historical revisionists even deny that a widespread, systematic massacre occurred at all, claiming that any deaths were either justified militarily, accidental or isolated incidents aof unauthorized atrocities. These negationists claim that the characterization of the incident as a large-scale, systematic massacre was fabricated for the purpose of political propaganda.

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Moorish Smoking Room

No I was not pushing that time.

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Moorish Smoking Room

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Harvey T. Dunn, For a Space of Minutes, 1915

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Harvey T. DunnFor a Space of Minutes, 1915

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Paul Fusco, RFK Funeral Train

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Paul Fusco, RFK Funeral Train