It's a rainy, dreary Memorial Day here! It's a good day to play board games, since a BBQ is out! So Kenleigh and Damian have broken out some of their favorites. Some games, like Monopoly, have so many pieces that one table isn't enough to properly set it up. :D What are some of your favorite board games?
Kenleigh is buying Oriental Avenue!
Damian got a chance card that told him to go back three spaces. He doesn’t look amused.
Kenleigh has the T-Rex pawn, while Damian went for the classic car!
Sometimes, a game has so many components that one table isn’t enough!
Next up: Operation!
Damian’s going for the broken heart!
Okay, so I've never done anything like it, but I have to try, otherwise nothing happens and I am screwed.
So I am a queer 23 yo student and I have created a pool on paypal and I would be extremely grateful for you guys to at least reblog it. For 13 years now I've struggled with my jaw and chronic pain problems and next year around july/august I finally have the chance to put a stop to it all and be healthy. I'm supposed to have an operation which will rebuild my whole jaw with titan screws and make it stop move to the right. Unfortunately it costs a lot of money in Poland. I am a full time double major student (art history, norwegian philology) and I can't work full time to try and get the money. Eventual bank loan is the only way to pay for it.
Thank you guys so much
D-Day: Convoy to Normandy 1952 US Army; The Big Picture TV-213
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'Activities just prior to and including D-Day. Movements of American troops to assembly areas at the various ports of embarkation. The part of the individual rifleman played in this historic occasion is told by Colonel Quinn.'
Originally a public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of France (and later western Europe) and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.
Planning for the operation began in 1943. In the months leading up to the invasion, the Allies conducted a substantial military deception, codenamed Operation Bodyguard, to mislead the Germans as to the date and location of the main Allied landings. The weather on D-Day was far from ideal, and the operation had to be delayed 24 hours; a further postponement would have meant a delay of at least two weeks, as the invasion planners had requirements for the phase of the moon, the tides, and the time of day that meant only a few days each month were deemed suitable. Adolf Hitler placed Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in command of German forces and of developing fortifications along the Atlantic Wall in anticipation of an Allied invasion. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt placed Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower in command of Allied forces.
The amphibious landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval bombardment and an airborne assault—the landing of 24,000 American, British, and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight. Allied infantry and armoured divisions began landing on the coast of France at 06:30. The target 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Strong winds blew the landing craft east of their intended positions, particularly at Utah and Omaha. The men landed under heavy fire from gun emplacements overlooking the beaches, and the shore was mined and covered with obstacles such as wooden stakes, metal tripods, and barbed wire, making the work of the beach-clearing teams difficult and dangerous. Casualties were heaviest at Omaha, with its high cliffs. At Gold, Juno, and Sword, several fortified towns were cleared in house-to-house fighting, and two major gun emplacements at Gold were disabled using specialised tanks.
The Allies failed to achieve any of their goals on the first day. Carentan, St. Lô, and Bayeux remained in German hands, and Caen, a major objective, was not captured until 21 July. Only two of the beaches (Juno and Gold) were linked on the first day, and all five beachheads were not connected until 12 June; however, the operation gained a foothold that the Allies gradually expanded over the coming months. German casualties on D-Day have been estimated at 4,000 to 9,000 men. Allied casualties were documented for at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead. Museums, memorials, and war cemeteries in the area now host many visitors each year...
Naval operations for the invasion were described by historian Correlli Barnett as a "never surpassed masterpiece of planning". In overall command was British Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who had served as Flag officer at Dover during the Dunkirk evacuation four years earlier. He had also been responsible for the naval planning of the invasion of North Africa in 1942, and one of the two fleets carrying troops for the invasion of Sicily the following year.
The invasion fleet, which was drawn from eight different navies, comprised 6,939 vessels: 1,213 warships, 4,126 landing craft of various types, 736 ancillary craft, and 864 merchant vessels. The majority of the fleet was supplied by the UK, which provided 892 warships and 3,261 landing craft. In total there were 195,700 naval personnel involved; of these 112,824 were from the Royal Navy with another 25,000 from the Merchant Navy, 52,889 were American, and 4,998 sailors from other allied countries...
RPS Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020
Surgery can be challenging at the best of times, but this operation has an extra layer of tension. Colleagues watch closely as surgeon Professor Robert MacLaren carries out a pioneering procedure to inject gene therapy into the eye of a patient with an incurable form of blindness caused by a genetic fault. Genes correcting the problem are packaged into harmless viruses, which have to be delivered directly to the cells at the back of the eyeball. Gene therapy for sight loss is an area where incredible progress has been made in recent years, with the first commercial gene therapy, Luxturna, now available for patients in Europe and the US with a condition called Leber congenital amaurosis. Researchers are working on gene therapies for other sight loss conditions caused by faulty genes such as retinitis pigmentosa, which causes the light sensitive cells at the back of the eye to break down.
Written by Kat Arney
Photograph by Jonathan Brett, in the 2020 Science Photographer of the Year competition
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
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Anyone looking for Girl Scout cookies!? If you are we’d greatly appreciate if you’d order from my kid!
This is Cecelia’s first year in scouts, and she’s a very proud little daisy! When we very first started talking about cookie sales Cecelia was PUMPED. She had gotten to watch her big cousin sell cookies and absolutely slay it every year since she’s been born. She joined her troop and we started talking GOALS! When asked how many boxes of cookies she wanted to sell she immediately said “10,000!!!” I laughed and told her that was an amazing goal, but it would require a lot of work because of Covid spiking and us being unsure of if we will be allowed booth sales. I asked her if we could take it a little at a time, hit 1,000 at a time that way we could still accomplish small goals, and she agreed that was a great plan.
Cecelia is almost to her half way mark for cookie sales! If you typically get Girl Scout cookies my girl would really appreciate you helping her reach her goal! She wants to be a business owner like her uncle and this is a great way to provide education on that at an age appropriate level!
If you live in the Kentucky or southern Indiana areas, please click girl delivered and my girl and I will gladly drop those cookies off to you!
Can’t eat the cookie but still want to help support her? Donate a box or two to Operation Cookie where we give all the donated boxes of cookies to our military troops!