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Nuno Tristão. Portuguese explorer and slave trader, active in the early 1440s, traditionally thought to be the first European to reach the region of Guinea

Portuguese explorer and slave trader, active in the early traditionally thought to be the first European to reach the region of Guinea

George Washington cockade - this was called a mourning cockade, but I know it's also the national cockade colors up through the early 1800s... I need to track down if this was truly for mourning or for patriotism

George Washington cockade - this was called a mourning cockade, but I know it's also the national cockade colors up through the early I need to track down if this was truly for mourning or for patriotism

Meditation is not an effort, it is not an activity. Rather it is a deep surrender. ...Just to be is Meditation - not doing anything, not desiring anything, not hankering to go somewhere; just being here and now, simply being here and now. That's what I call Meditation. ~ Osho

"Whoever moves from carelessness to vigilance, whoever overcomes his unwholesome deeds with wholesome actions, lights up the world, like the moon that merges from a cloud.

George Washington Dentures taken from slaves

Did you know? George Washington’s dentures were made of gold, lead, ivory & included horse and donkey teeth!

“… It is not easy to give you a just and accurate idea of the sufferings of the Army at large—of the loss of men on this account. Were they to be minutely detailed, your feelings would be wounded, and the relation would probably be not received without a degree of doubt & discredit. We had in Camp, on the 23rd Inst by a Field Return then taken, not less than 2898 men unfit for duty, by reason of their being barefoot and otherwise naked.” – George Washington from Valley Forge – December 29…

“… It is not easy to give you a just and accurate idea of the sufferings of the Army at large—of the loss of men on this account. Were they to be minutely detailed, your feelings would be wounded, and the relation would probably be not received without a degree of doubt & discredit. We had in Camp, on the 23rd Inst by a Field Return then taken, not less than 2898 men unfit for duty, by reason of their being barefoot and otherwise naked.” – George Washington from Valley Forge – December 29…

“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment.” ..*

“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment.” ..*

This portrait of Padmasambhava is one of the earliest known effigies of the Buddhist saint.

This portrait of the Indian mystic Guru Padmasambhava (literally, “lotus born”) is one of the earliest known effigies of the Buddhist saint. He is believed to have gone to Tibet in the late eighth century at the invitation of King Trisong Detsen

Portrait length color image of George Washington (at Valley Forge) aka.

George Washington (at Valley Forge) One of the greatest men of the Age ~Truly a Giant among men ! Another nice work from (Stuart) check out his site he has over 400 figures of historical people.

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The problem with society today is that no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies these days.

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