80年前的今天，1937年12月13日，日军攻破时为中华民国的首都南京，持续了6周的残虐屠杀自此开始，在此黑暗笼罩的恐怖时段，约30余万无辜同胞惨死于日寇屠杀。时至今日，日本政府仍不能正视历史，承认错误，给南京大屠杀受害者一个诚恳地道歉，乃一憾事！Today is the 80th year that Nanjing Massacre occurred. We're here to mourn those victims (according to an uncompleted statistic, number of the victims is 300, 000) who were killed in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese invaders in the winter from 1937.12-1938.1
Two Elephant deaths in North American zoos on Monday. Shannon died at just 35 years old at Topeka Zoo. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports “No one at the zoo seemed to know what was wrong with Shannon.” Amy was just 30 and suffered from severe arthritis related to a torn ligament in her elbow. She was killed by Fresno-Chaffee Zoo who claimed they could no longer manage her pain. (Photos fresnobee.com and cjonline.com)
After a sober walk through Bassano del Grappa learning about the raggazi of 1899. And then stopping off in the main square to just watch the people of town go about their afternoon walks and aperitivi. I caught this sunset as the back drop against Viale dei Martiri or 'way of the martyrs' in memory of those partisans who died protecting italy from the Nazis.
As somber moment during late Autumn, but also a moment of calm and serenity while the day slowly comes to an end and brings on the quietude of the cool nights.
In Memory of Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco I am proud to have a platform that promotes equality and acceptance while fighting against damaging stereotypes. Mr. Lee did the same as the first Asian-American mayor of San Francisco. It takes courage and resilience to dedicate one’s life to public service but it’s so easy to understand why he did when you experience this beautiful city that he was honored to represent. Thank you, Mayor Ed Lee.
Today, we remember Michael Frazier who, tragically passed yesterday around 4:30pm.
Mike was one of those people who always brought his upbeat personality to work every single day. Always toting his trademark duster, cleaning up all of the classic automobiles in Dale Matthews' inventory, he spent 30 years dedicating his life to classic and collector cars.