52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.
The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.
His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.
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thinking for yourself.
might just save the god damn world.
The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”
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Finally, I Get To Know What They Mean
Man, nobody ever told me these either. It would’ve been nice to have a clue about the ones for ‘bleach’ and ‘dry clean’, because they’re about as intuitive as a broken electric door.
why does no one teach us these things?
Lane wore her new costume, Belle’s blue peasant dress, to the Magic Kingdom Saturday night. The entire evening was magical! She got to play in Beast’s castle, dance with him, read to him and even have a tea party with Princess Belle. It was absolutely perfect! Mommy is so happy she stayed up all night sewing the dress to finish it in time! <3
- start your homework friday
- get as much done as you can in advance
- keep working ahead on assignments
- i promise this feels so good u will be instantly less stressed and sunday nights are not as scary
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If I date you,
I see myself marrying you.
I see myself building with you.
I see myself growing with you.
I don’t date just to pass time.
I’m dating you because I see potential in you.
"So what? You failed your finals. You gained some weight. So what? You’re single again. You lost your job. So what? What now? You live. You try again. That’s what."