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Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Today in History

George Washington orders recruiting officers to accept free blacks into the army.
The richest year of the gold rush ends with $81.3 million in gold produced.
Union General William Rosecrans‘ army repels two Confederate attacks at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone’s River).
John B. Moisant and Arch Hoxsey, two of America’s foremost aviators, die in separate plane crashes.
Helene Dutrieu wins the Femina aviation cup in Etampes. She sets a distance record for women at 158 miles.
The Germans torpedo the British liner Persia without any warning killing 335 passengers.
The Sahara is crossed by an automobile for the first time.
Brewery heir Adolphus Busch is kidnapped.
General MacArthur reports that U.S. lines in Manila have been pushed back by the Japanese.
After five months of battle, Emperor Hirohito allows the Japanese commanders at Guadalcanal to retreat.
Hungary declares war on Germany.
California becomes the largest state in population.
Cambodia breaks relations with Vietnam.

This Military Dad's Gift To His LGBT Daughter Will Make You Cry

He knew how important it was to her. 
 It took a while for Dakotah Whitcomb to come out as being bisexual to her dad.
She knew that the family had many close friends in the LGBT community, and that being bisexual wasn't something he had a problem with at all.
But still, it's different when it's your dad.
When a waitress flirted with her at a restaurant and her brother teased Dakotah saying she probably didn't mind the flirting, Dakotah knew it was time.
She told her dad that she was bisexual, and he responded in the best possible way.
"That's so cool!" He said to her.
But the adorableness doesn't stop there.
This Christmas, Dakotah asked for an LGBT pride flag as a last minute gift.
She didn't really expect her dad to follow through on the gift, so when she opened her flag on Christmas morning and read the letter he had included with it she was in no way prepared for the touching message.
The letter said:
"Merry Christmas Dakotah,
When I saw that a Gay Pride flag was on your list, at first I thought it was an odd request. But after thinking about it, I think I know why.
I reckon that you feel that everyone else in the family, except grandma, has a flag that represents something we were/are a part of. I have the Marine Corps, Grandpa and Mom have the Navy, and Darr has the Army. So it makes sense that you would want a flag to represent something you are a part of.
I present you with this flag, to display how you would like. In the spring, when I hang the flags up, I would be proud to hang yours up.
Love you,
Um, no, I'm not crying, it's just the effects of all the onions I've been chopping today.
Yes, that's right. Onions.
Acceptance and love are crucial to any human being. 
Many members of the LGBT community are rejected by their families members and made to feel unwanted and unloved.
Dakotah's dad didn't just accept her and her bisexuality, he celebrated her!
Dakotah's whole family have dedicated their lives to serving different branches of the military.
Because Dakotah is disabled, she has not been able to serve.
By telling her that he would be happy to fly her flag alongside the other flags that represent the other members of their family, he wasn't just telling her that being bisexual was "fine", he was telling her that both being bisexual and being HER was absolutely wonderful.
He'd have her no other way.
Real Family Values
Semper Fi

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Weird Taxidermy

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