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Eerie/creepy photos. **UPDATED** - Official Executioners.

Thanks, that appears to suggest these are genuine, which I find surprising and still a tiny bit suspect. I guess the photographer may have paid them to agree to sit.
Yh most likely
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I actually have drive research on this (amongst other brothels around the world) for a human rights essay I did in uni, the stds is surprisingly low, it was at like 2%, there was also lot of interviews I found from business men from Japan and other countries, I believe one is in chitagong which is a port city, so many foreign business men pay regular visits to it to, those interviews were an interesting read as those guys especially the few jap ones that seem to find it perfectly normal for a visit to a brothel to be accompanied in a business trip.

Also interesting was the opinion on street prostitution of bunny ranch owner in Vegas I believe it was, that so that as scummy, but brothels were perfectly normal

Few years back this, so I can't really provide a link, but I assume they would be online somewhere
 
Also, this instructional video about the hazards of diving and underwater welding (with real-life examples and CGI recreations of fatalities) is surprisingly fascinating:


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Women are under-represented in this list of dead divers. When are we going to correct this imbalance? Why should the extremely dangerous job of being a diver be a male only world?
 

Benny Blanco

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Bangladeshi brothels:

Girls who enter the industry, usually at age 12 to 14, are labeled as “bonded.” The women who work in the legal industry often come from poor families and, sometimes, may be victims of trafficking. They have no freedom or rights – they belong to a ‘madam’. For at least the first five years (on average), a bonded girl is not allowed to go outside and receives no money for her work. When she had paid her debts, she may then become an independent sex worker. At that point, she is allowed to refuse customers and is able to keep her own money. Because the women are socially stigmatized outside of the brothel district, many choose to remain and continue supporting their families from afar with what is earned.





The price of the service depends on the age and beauty of each girl, as well as the quality of the rooms. A Kandapara sex worker might earn between 1000-2000 Taka ($11 – $22) daily, which equates to about 300 Taka ($3) per customer.

“Most women have the dream to earn enough money in the brothel to buy their own house outside when they are old, and they want to not be dependent on men. They want to earn enough money to give their children a good school education at least. They want them to have a better future than they did,” explained Hoyn.

“Many women have their ‘boyfriends,’ or regular customers who pay them. I know one woman who has turned down the marriage proposals of her most faithful client because she doesn’t trust that he will let her keep her money. She’d rather maintain her independence as a sex worker.”















Kajol with her 6-month-old baby Mehedi and a customer on her bed. She thinks she is 17, but does not know her exact age. She was married at 9 years old. Her aunt sold her to the Kandapara brothel. Two weeks after the birth, she was forced to have sex again with customers. Because of the baby, her business is not so good.










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Definitely staged pictures but awful nonetheless. I'm sure many real life situations have looked the same.
 

Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
Aftermath of the Battle of Tarawa, 1943:


9 year old boy seconds after being fatally struck during a baseball game:


5 year old cancer victim Hydie's last drawing:


Barry Delaney and his best friend Kevin Elliott made a pact; that Delaney would wear a dress – the brighter, the better – if Elliott was killed in a action. Private Elliott died Aug 2009 the victim of a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan. Delaney kept his word at the funeral



Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honors in 2000


Divorce. Found in 7 year old's school bag:


Goodbye friend:


Only footage of 1st plane hitting the WTC:

Daughter reaches for father:


Hanged in public in November 2014, 36-year-old Nader Haghighat Naseri had one message to those observing the execution in Mashhad, Iran: peace and victory.

Naseri was a member of an armed group which engaged in several episodes of armed robbery, and was convicted of Moharebeh, or waging war against God.


An elephant beside the corpse of a friend, with her trunk around the deceased elephant’s tusk


Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington talks about his struggles with mental illness and depression, three months before his suicide:

Marine spends one last night with his best friend after his plane ticket was donated to get him there


The song of the last male Kauai ‘O’o, singing at a partner that does not exist anymore. Recorded in 1987, this was the last time the song of this species was heard. It has since been declared extinct

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Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
Excerpt from SS death squad member Felix Landau's diary:





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Landau

At 6.00 in the morning I was suddenly awoken from a deep sleep. Report for an execution. Fine, so I’ll just play executioner and then gravedigger, why not. Isn’t it strange, you love battle and then have to shoot defenseless people. Twenty–three had to be shot, amongst them the two above-mentioned women. They are unbelievable. They even refused to accept a glass of water from us.

I was detailed as marksman and had to shoot any runaways. We drove one kilometre along the road out of town and then turned right into a wood. There were only six of us at that point and we had to find a suitable spot to shoot and bury them. After a few minutes we found a place.

The death candidates assembled with shovels to dig their own graves. Two of them were weeping. The others certainly have incredible courage. What on earth is running through their minds during these moments? I think that each of them harbours a small hope that somehow he won’t be shot. The death candidates are organised into three shifts as there are not many shovels.

Strange, I am completely unmoved. No pity, nothing. That’s the way it is and then it’s all over. My heart beats just a little faster when involuntarily I recall the feelings and thoughts I had when I was in a similar situation.


On 24 July 1934 in the Bundeskanzleramt when I was confronted with the machine-gun barrels of the Heimwehr. Then there were moments when I came close to weakening. I would not have allowed it to show, no that would have been out of the question with my character. “So young and now it’s all over.”

Those were my thoughts, then I pushed these feelings aside and in their place came a sense of defiance and the realisation that my death would not have been in vain. And here I am today, a survivor standing in front of others in order to shoot them. Slowly the hole gets bigger and bigger, two of them are crying continuously. I keep them digging longer and longer: they don’t think so much when they’re digging.

While they are working they are in fact calmer. Valuables, watches and money, are put into a pile. When all of them have been brought to stand next to one another on a stretch of open ground, the two women are lined up at one end of the grave ready to be shot first.

Two men had already been shot in the bushes by our Kriminal Kommissar, I did not see this as I had to keep my eyes on the others. As the women walked to the grave they were completely composed. They turned round. Six of us had to shoot them.

The job was assigned thus: three at the heart, three at the head. I took the heart. The shots were fired and the brains whizzed through the air. Two in the head is too much. They almost tear it off. Almost all of them fell to the ground without a sound. Only with two of them it didn’t work. They screamed and whimpered for a long time. Revolvers were no use. The two of us who were shooting together had no failures.

The penultimate group had to throw those who had already been shot into the mass grave then line up and fall in themselves. The last two had to place themselves at the front edge of the grave so that they would fall in at just the right spot.

Then a few bodies were rearranged with a pickaxe and after that then we began the grave-digging work. I came back dog tired but the work went on. Everything in the building had to be straightened up. And so it went on without respite.



Felix Landau was a member of the feared German SS. For much of the war he belonged to an Einsatzkommando, a mobile death squad charged with exterminating Jews, Romani gypsies, Polish intellectuals, and a number of other groups within Nazi-occupied territory. Landau operated throughout Poland and Ukraine, slaughtering his way from town to town.

His remarkable diary details his appalling crimes, often in graphic detail. This entry, from July 1941, records his actions in the city of Drohobych in western Ukraine. The lack of emotion he feels during the killings is typical of SS officers who took part in mass executions. Landau was documented as being particularly brazen in his ill-treatment of Jews, randomly shooting at themfrom his window as they walked down the street. Following the war, Landau managed to evade capture until 1959, when he was put on trial and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released for “good behavior” in 1971 and died in 1983.

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Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
The Chinese college entrance exam:

There’s only one way to get into college in the People’s Republic of China, and that’s by passing the “gaokao,” or college enterance exam. For two days in early June every year, China comes to a standstill as high school students who are about to graduate take their exams.
Construction work is halted near examination halls, so as not to disturb the students, and traffic is diverted. Ambulances are on call outsidein case of nervous collapses, and police cars patrol to keep the streets quiet. Radio talkshow hosts discuss the format and questions in painstaking detail, and when the results come out, the top scorers are feted nationally. A high or low mark determines life opportunities and earning potential. That score is the most important number of any Chinese child’s life, the culmination of years of schooling, memorisation and constant stress.


Students taking an English exam in an exam hall at Dongguan University. English is one of three main areas of testing, along with math and Chinese.


Art students draw sketches in Jianan, Shandong province.


A mother waits outside in Hefei, Anhui province. In some parts of the country, authorities banned outdoor square dancing (a popular activity for elderly Chinese people) within 500 feet of testing buildings because of the loud music.


Students taking the bus to their exam in Liu’an, Anhui province. Thousands of family and friends crowded the streets in support as they left for the test.


Invigilators monitor examinees in Suining, Sichuan in case of any sudden cheating. Leading up to gaokao, some high schools place security cameras in classrooms to monitor students in case of laziness.


A student takes a quick study break. Some schools have been criticized for producing “robots” who study 15 hours per day for gaokao.


Students self-studying at night in Hefel, Anhui province. 9.8 million students took gaokao last year, compared to 1.8 million students who take the SAT.


Parents in Huaibei, Anhui wait for their children to finish the exam.


Leading up to the exam, students and teachers take part in pressure-release activities, like this trust-fall.


A hidden camera inside a pen (second from the left) and a receiver disguised as an eraser confiscated by police.


Glasses containing a hidden camera and a coin with a tiny receiver.


A more complex cheating contraption in Chengdu, Sichuan provence.


Police tried to contain students as they lined up to register for the exam.


Applicants walking outside after finishing their first day of testing.


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Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
De Beer mine workers are X-rayed at the end of every shift before leaving the diamond mines. Kimberly, South Africa. 1954
Each day at the end of the shift, the miners would have to go through the x-ray machine for inspection. Some miners would swallow diamonds, even hide them in self-inflicted incisions in their legs. According to a Botswana based mine, 36% of the workers smuggle diamonds out of its mines by hiding them in the anus, 30% hide them between their buttocks, 14% use their socks and hair, 5% conceal the gems in their mouths, 2% place the gems under their scrotum, 2% hide them in their clothes, 2% use their underwear and 10% use other means.


Atomic cloud over Nagasaki, Sept 8,1945, taken 15+ minutes after the explosion, seen from a distance of 15 km. Photo by Hiromihi Matsuda


Unedited footage of the bombing of Nagasaki (silent)
This silent film shows the final preparation and loading of the “Fat Man” bomb into “Bockscar,” the plane which dropped the bomb on Nagasaki. It then shows the Nagasaki explosion from the window of an observation plane. This footage comes from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Apollo 1 Crew: Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chaffee


The crew of Apollo 1 relaxes during training, 1966


The Apollo 1 Tragedy
th orbit with Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee on board. Tragically, however, the spacecraft was destroyed in a cabin fire during a launch pad test 50 years ago.

On January 27, 1967 Apollo 1 was sitting on the launch pad atop a Saturn 1B rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34, the precursor to the Saturn V. It was set to perform a “plugs-out” test, during which both the launch vehicle and the spacecraft were not loaded with fuel and all pyrotechnic systems were disabled. The task was merely to prepare Apollo 1 for its launch on February 21, 1967 by running through various system procedures.

During the second run through the checklist, the fire started. The 100% oxygen atmosphere fed the electrical fire, the increasing pressure rupturing the capsule wall. Shrapnel injured ground crew, while smoke billowed out to smother them. Within 26 seconds, the horrified ground team heard garbled voices yelling, and saw flame sweeping across the camera. It took five full minutes for the ground crew to peel open all three hatches, trading off as heat and smoke forced them to retreat.


Audio recording from the ground loop radio transmission between Apollo One, the Operations and Checkout Building, and the Complex 34 blockhouse control room during the Apollo One fire on January 27, 1967.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Apollo_One_Recording.ogg


Note handed to President Johnson about fatal Apollo 1 fire



The crew of the sinking Japanese air craft Zuikaku salutes as the flag is lowered for the last time on October 25, 1944. The ship would sink with the loss of 843 men



A Japanese dive bomber’s final moments, 1945



The torpedoed Japanese destroyer Yamakaze, as seen through the periscope of an American submarine, USS Nautilus, in June 1942


German submarine control room, 1918:


Two children wearing Ku Klux Klan robes and hoods stand on either side of Dr. Samuel Green, Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard, at an initiation ceremony. Atlanta, Georgia. July 24, 1948



Auschwitz death camp guards on their day off



Rudolf Hoess, the commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, before getting hanged next to the crematorium at the camp, 1947


Höss was tried and found guilty of murder by the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland and sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out on 16 April next to the crematorium of the former Auschwitz I camp. He was hanged on a short drop gallows constructed specifically for that purpose, at the location of the camp’s Gestapo. Forty other Auschwitz SS officers were also tried by the Tribunal, with 23 receiving death sentences. From that verdict:

Torturing of prisoners [of Auschwitz] already tormented to the extreme [by extrajudicial means], is the evidence of inhuman savagery perpetrated by those defendants who as a result of the trial were sentenced to death. The listed violent crimes committed by named defendants, who all took smaller or larger part in the mass murder of prisoners, also reveal that the accused were involved in the acts of killing for pleasure, and not pursuant to orders of their superiors. If it were not for their expressed desire to kill, they would have otherwise displayed elements of sympathy for the victims, or at least show indifference to their plight, but not torture them to death.


Actual Voices of Black Slaves Recorded In 1930s and 40s

Paper boys at 2 A.M. about to start their morning rounds. February 12, 1908


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