theeconomist:

Remembrance: A chart of the first world war’s casualties on the centenary of the outbreak

theeconomist:

Remembrance: A chart of the first world war’s casualties on the centenary of the outbreak


Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of World War I
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins (five Serbs and one Bosnian Muslim) coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary’s south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Yugoslavia. The assassins’ motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. The assassination led directly to the First World War when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum against Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war.
On top of these Serbian military conspirators was Chief of Serbian Military Intelligence Dragutin Dimitrijević, his righthand man Major Vojislav Tankosić, and the spy Rade Malobabić. Major Tankosić armed the assassins with bombs and pistols and trained them. The assassins were given access to the same clandestine network of safe-houses and agents that Rade Malobabić used for the infiltration of weapons and operatives into Austria-Hungary.

The assassins, the key members of the clandestine network, and the key Serbian military conspirators who were still alive were arrested, tried, convicted and punished. Those who were arrested in Bosnia were tried in Sarajevo in October 1914. The other conspirators were arrested and tried before a Serbian kangaroo court on the French-controlled Salonika Front in 1916–1917 on unrelated false charges; Serbia executed three of the top military conspirators. Much of what is known about the assassinations comes from these two trials and related records.

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of World War I

On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austriaheir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins (five Serbs and one Bosnian Muslim) coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary’s south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Yugoslavia. The assassins’ motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. The assassination led directly to the First World War when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum against Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war.

On top of these Serbian military conspirators was Chief of Serbian Military Intelligence Dragutin Dimitrijević, his righthand man Major Vojislav Tankosić, and the spy Rade Malobabić. Major Tankosić armed the assassins with bombs and pistols and trained them. The assassins were given access to the same clandestine network of safe-houses and agents that Rade Malobabić used for the infiltration of weapons and operatives into Austria-Hungary.

The assassins, the key members of the clandestine network, and the key Serbian military conspirators who were still alive were arrested, tried, convicted and punished. Those who were arrested in Bosnia were tried in Sarajevo in October 1914. The other conspirators were arrested and tried before a Serbian kangaroo court on the French-controlled Salonika Front in 1916–1917 on unrelated false charges; Serbia executed three of the top military conspirators. Much of what is known about the assassinations comes from these two trials and related records.

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Want a Do Over?
Yes, yes you do.

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Want a Do Over?

Yes, yes you do.

You wanne be a big cop in a small town? Fuck off up the model village. 
100 british films 
Hot Fuzz [Edgar Wright] [2007]

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americasgreatoutdoors:

Seen on an early morning patrol in Arches National Park: a cottontail transfixed with fear, a snake still too sluggish to strike, and a chipmunk chirping its fool head off.What happened next, you ask? The bunny hopped away, the patrol ranger escorted the snake safely out of the road, and the chipmunk bored quickly and left. Undramatic, as nature often is — when not scripted for TV.Photo: National Park Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

Seen on an early morning patrol in Arches National Park: a cottontail transfixed with fear, a snake still too sluggish to strike, and a chipmunk chirping its fool head off.

What happened next, you ask? The bunny hopped away, the patrol ranger escorted the snake safely out of the road, and the chipmunk bored quickly and left. Undramatic, as nature often is — when not scripted for TV.

Photo: National Park Service

"Before you get too comfortable in your chair, consider this: 99% of species that have ever walked, slithered, flown, or swum on this Earth have gone extinct."

Are Humans Headed For Extermination By Robots? (via fastcompany)

Accept your fate.

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All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

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Photo of the Day: Yellowstone Grizzlies
Photo by James Yule (Worland, WY, USA); Yellowstone, WY, USA

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Photo of the Day: Yellowstone Grizzlies

Photo by James Yule (Worland, WY, USA); Yellowstone, WY, USA

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© Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 3rd Place / Architecture. via Colossal

Marina City, Chicago.

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© Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 3rd Place / Architecture. via Colossal

Marina City, Chicago.

wisconsincheese:

A fresh, decadent sandwich perfect for dinner on the porch or wrapped up in a picnic basket. Creamy but light Wisconsin feta is accentuated by the contrasting sweetness of strawberries and aged balsamic, fresh basil leaves, and a hint of cracked pepper.
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wisconsincheese:

A fresh, decadent sandwich perfect for dinner on the porch or wrapped up in a picnic basket. Creamy but light Wisconsin feta is accentuated by the contrasting sweetness of strawberries and aged balsamic, fresh basil leaves, and a hint of cracked pepper.

Enter the 2014 Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown for your chance to win $10K at www.GrilledCheeseAcademy.com.

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smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Surprising Fly By
Photography by Elena Murzyn (Woodinville, Washington); Woodinville, Washington

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Photo of the Day: Surprising Fly By

Photography by Elena Murzyn (Woodinville, Washington); Woodinville, Washington

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

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(Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis.

Carter, considered a folk hero by many and immortalized in film and song, had been battling prostate cancer for nearly three years, Artis said. He died at home in Toronto, where he had been living since he was released from prison in 1985.

"Those who are wrongfully incarcerated lost a champion," Artis said. "He dedicated his life to helping the people that need the same kind of assistance that we needed, who have been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated."

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