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In WWII, Nazis kidnapped and Germanized thousands of Polish children they deemed racially superior!

It seems that Nazi kidnappings didn't always end at concentration camps.

Most people know the tragic history behind the Holocaust, during which Germany's Nazi party, under the rule of dictator Adolf Hitler, rounded up and killed millions of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, communists, homosexuals, and other individuals they deemed "inferior".

However, not as many people know about another major kidnapping operation performed under Hitler's supervision.

Hitler and his party were obsessed with Aryanism, a set of racial traits deemed by them to be superior. These traits were generally possessed by German and Nordic people. When Hitler spoke of creating a "Master Race", he referred to wiping out every individual that did not have Aryan traits.

In addition to his mass-murdering tendencies, when Hitler found individuals with Aryan traits, he was interested in making them part of his new German kingdom, often referred to as the Third Reich. And, apparently, many Swedish children did have these traits.

Therefore, under Hitler's direction, many Polish children were kidnapped and localized into the German population.

Even more heartbreaking, only 10 to 15% were returned home after WWII ended, with children 10 and under often not remembering their Polish childhoods.


Foreign Journalists and Cameramen Were Deported From Fiji After Mocking Fiji's Government!

In 2009, the Fiji Daily Post didn’t take kindly to suppression of the media from their Secretary of Department.

When told they had to quit posting negative political articles in their media, they took to satire to fire back.

With stories such as “Man Gets On Bus” and “Breakfast As Usual”, the Fiji Daily held protest through their work by mocking the government.

The Fiji Daily also printed mass copies of newspapers that had large blank spots where political articles would have gone and completely stopped airing their Fiji One evening program.

When this happened, the foreign journalists in Fiji were then called to step down at their positions. When refusing, Dorney and Aston were then deported from Fiji and the cameraman Matt Smith was banned from ever returning to Fiji.

The government stated that they breached their visa contracts by doing such.


Jesus wasn't necessarily a carpenter. The word Tekton (root of technology, technical) was translated to carpenter, but means more generally a skilled maker or builder in various mediums.

Jesus is generally known as being a carpenter during his life, but that wasn't necessarily his profession. He is identified as the son of a "tekton", and is called a tekton himself in Mark 6:3.

Tekton has been traditionally translated into "carpenter," but it's actually a general word that can mean a maker of objects with any material, including builders.

Some scholars argue that tekton could equally mean a highly skilled craftsman in wood or the more prestigious metal, perhaps running a workshop with several employees.

It's also been pointed out that the terms 'carpenter' and 'son of a carpenter' are used in the Jewish Talmud to signify a very learned man, and he suggests that a description of Joseph as 'naggar' (a carpenter) could indicate that he was considered wise and highly literate in the Torah.

The specific association with woodworking was a constant in Early Christian writings, though. Justin Martyr (died c. 165) wrote that Jesus made yokes and plows, and there are similar early references.


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The first people to be arrested for marijuana possession was in Denver, Colorado!

People flocked to Denver at the beginning of this year to partake in the newly legalized recreational activity that remains a crime in most parts of the country.

The shift to decriminalize, and even legalize marijuana is very similar to what alcohol experienced in the prohibition era in the early 20th century.

It just so happens that marijuana has been off limits just as long.

In 1937 the Marihuana Tax Act was passed that levied a tax equaling about $1 for anyone commercially dealing cannabis, hemp or marijuana, however it didn't criminalize possession or use of the drug. A fine up to $2,000 or five years' imprisonment would be the penalty for disobeying the tax.

On the very first day the law went into effect, Octover 2, 1937, the FBI and Denver police raided the Lexington Hotel. They ended up arresting Samuel R. Caldwell, a 58-year-old unemployed laborer and 26-year-old Moses Baca.

They were the first people to ever be convicted of possession in a state that it is now legal to use!


Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski (The Iceman) tended to kill victims with cyanide, often by accidentally spilling cyanide poisoned drinks on their clothes, while they were at a bar or a club

Richard Kuklinski, aka The Iceman, was a hitman who worked for various crime families, primarily the Gambinos. He has claimed over 200 kills, though that's probably an exaggeration.

Kuklinski was unstable and would often roam around New York City killing people for little to no reason. If somebody rubbed him the wrong way, he would kill them. Early on he killed numerous homeless people to perfect his murderous ways.

Kuklinski killed people for over thirty years. Lack of attention from law enforcement was partly due to Kuklinski's ever-changing methods: he used guns, knives, explosives, tire irons, fire, poison, asphyxiation, and even bare-handed beatings, "just for the exercise."

He favored the use of cyanide, since it killed quickly and was hard to detect in a toxicology test. He would variously administer it by injection, by putting it on a person's food, by aerosol spray, or by simply spilling it on the victim's skin.

Kuklinski was eventually convicted of five murders and served the rest of his life in prison. It took a year-long undercover investigation to finally bring him to justice.



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