January 1943 (2)

Pacific Paratrooper

"Action in The Slot" by Tom Freeman “Action in The Slot” by Tom Freeman

PT boat report for 10/11 January – The Slot action at Guadalcanal:  The Japanese ships came in under the cover of a rain squall and the 2 US scout groups missed them.  The first contact was made by strike group-1, spotting 3 destroyers off the Guadalcanal coast.  The 3 boats attacked the enemy ships but the enemy sank PT-112 and damaged PT-43 so badly, it was abandoned.  IJN destroyer Hatasukaze was hit by a torpedo, killing 8 and wounding 23, and retired to Shortland Island.  PT-43 was later sighted on the Japanese-held portion of the island and was destroyed by gunfire from a New Zealand corvette.

P-38 Lightning in Alaska P-38 Lightning in Alaska

12-19 January – 2,000 American troops, in an amphibious landing on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians, started their operations to take back the enemy held areas in Alaska.  The USS Worden was sunk…

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Early Retirement = Early Death?


There are conflicting research results on whether early retirement is a cause for early deaths.

1. On one hand, there are researches which show that one additional year of early retirement causes an increase in the risk of premature death of 2.4 percentage points or 1.8 months in terms of years of life lost.

A study by Shell, which followed their workers for 26 years, suggested that survival for those who retire at 65 are greater. “ Survival rates remained significantly greater for those who retired at age 65 compared with those who retired at age 55,” the researchers wrote. Many people underestimate the importance of their job when they give it up.

2. On the other hand, Dr. Sing Lin in his paper “Optimum Strategies for Creativity and Longevity” dated 2002 pointed to an opposite direction. One of his conclusions is that ” if you are not able…

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Sugar We’re Going Down: The Never Before Told Story of How I Broke Up With Someone at a Fall Out Boy Concert (and didn’t even get a song written about it)

You've Been Jaded

I trust by this time everyone has recovered from their 4th of July hangovers…you know or not. I don’t know your life. But now that the excitement from that is over and I’m done with my summer semester of grad school, I keep finding myself having no idea what I’m supposed to be doing. I keep looking at my laptop thinking things like “I should finish my homework” and then I remember I don’t have any. And it’s not like I spent excessive hours doing homework during the semester. I think it’s just really hitting me that I basically have two months of not knowing what the hell I’m going to be doing. Sure, I work part-time at Macy’s and volunteer twice a month. But like what the fuck is my life? You know what I mean?

Literally the only thing I’ve managed to accomplish is making myself feel like…

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Doctors Celebrate Release Of Last Ebola Patient

The Feels

There were celebrations in Sierra Leone as the last confirmed Ebola patient was released from hospital today starting a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus.

Medical staff cheered and danced as Adama Sankoh, 35, left hospital marking what is hopefully the beginning of the end of the country’s epidemic.

Medical staff cheer as Adama Sankoh, the last confirmed Ebola patient, leaves hospital after treatment

The world’s worst known Ebola epidemic has raged in West Africa for more than 18 months, infecting more than 28,000 people and killing more than a third of them.

Ken, a Kenyan Doctor in protective overalls does a Usain Bolt gesture as Adama Sankoh is discharged from hospital

Ms Sankoh, who responded well to treatment and received her second negative test result yesterday, marked her release by placing a paint hand print on the survivors wall at the Mateneh Ebola Treatment Centremark in Makeni.

She then danced her way down a red carpet with as guest of honour of a ceremony attended by President Ernest Bai Koroma.

Ms Sankoh adds her handprint to the wall of survivors at the treatment centre

Ms Sankoh is thought to have caught the virus from…

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Lola V (Lolita) Makeup Kit


Ahhh! Every time I open this beautiful kit up I feel like I’ve set up shop in my own (portable) glam room. I have gotten many questions about this makeup case and I’m glad I’ve opened this blog up to share all the info you may need!

First question are about the lights: yes they come with the kit. They must be removed if you are going to fill the entire kit up with makeup. It’s either 1. Remove the lights or 2. Carry a whole different case for makeup (?) It makes more sense to remove them.

Second question was about batteries: not needed! There is an outlet connected to the kit. A plug/ cord is also part of the purchase. An extra light bulb is, too.

Third question was: WHERE CAN I GET ONE? You can check the site outhere

The Lola V (V as in Valerie…

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