Enter the real world of teaching. Welcome to a New York City inner city high school classroom. I know. I was there. You could throw billions of dollars at what you make believe is the problem and never come close to solving it. What you see in this photo is not because the teacher was unqualified or lacked preparation for the lesson. Teachers do take all of the blame because they are easy targets. One does not enter a career in teaching for the money. If you don’t care about the kids and what you can give to them you don’t belong teaching.
Two iconic images from the past. The lead photo is “Manhattan Bridge“, c.1919. You can see the Municipal Building through the cables and a trolley entering the scene at the left. Below is “Penn Station“. c.1949.
Truly dread in its day. Obsolete nowadays as are older ships including aircraft carriers sold for pennies on the dollar for scrap. Makes you want to cry, but if not properly equipped with countermeasures they are little more than sitting ducks for new missile technologies.
Absence of toleration ultimately leads to genocide. The greatest example of genocide in recent times is the Holocaust involving Europe’s Jewish population at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. This differed from other genocides in that when the persecution began it was legal under German law (see Nuremberg Laws). But for many other nationalities before and after, the killings took on a different character.
See: Weapons of War on DPI.
From the song “Paradise” by John Prine. “And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County, Down by the Green River where Paradise lay, well I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking, Mr. Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away.” This photo was taken in the neighboring county, Hopkins. “Paradise” (1952).
This photo, “Blaine, West Virginia (1953)“, should be easily recognizable as symbolic of West Virginia even without caption information. This image could have only be taken in West Virginia. Blaine is located in Mineral County near the Maryland border. If you have been following the images on DPI for any length of time I think that you will agree that this is a classic image of West Virginia.
“Bronze Star“; Long Island, N. Y. (July 9, 2018). My father’s. For heroic achievement in a combat zone. Saipan (July 7, 1944).
It may not be the former French penal colony at Devil’s Island, but I would prefer to skip the tour nonetheless. A prison in paradise: “Papillion“; New Caledonia (1968). Happy Halloween everyone!
This photo appeared in our Twitter feed on October 23. In today’s Wall Street Journal (Oct. 30, 2019), p. A12 you can read about another man’s love for his Studebaker pickup truck.