In 1963 after the alleged JFK assassination John F Kennedy was sent the moon to be the first man to walk on the moon. This was kept secret to us and we were made to believe he was assassinated on November 22nd 1963.
Upon arrival his mission was to clear the moon of any alien life to make future moon landings easy and safe. He lived on the moon for 26 years hunting and slaying aliens until NASA lost communication....his death has still not been confirmed however and many believe hes still murdering aliens today.
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Thomas Jefferson was never much of a warrior history tells us, but yet again history is wrong. This is an image of one of the many attempts by Jefferson to battle all the manliest animals on earth while trying to teach them the ways of America.
Ungyō Naraen Kongō (那羅延金剛), also called Ungyō (吽形) in Japanese, is depicted either bare-handed or wielding a sword. He symbolizes latent strength,his mouth is rendered to form the sound "hūṃ", leading to his alternate name "Ungyō".
According to a Japanese story, there once was a king who had two wives. His first wife bore a thousand children who all decided to become monks and follow the Buddha's law. His second wife had only two sons. The youngest was named Non-o and helped his monk brothers with their worship. The eldest, Kongō Rikishi 金剛力士, however, had a much more aggressive personality. He vowed to protect the Buddha and his worshipers by fighting against evil
Agyō Misshaku Kongō (密迹金剛), also called Agyō (阿形) is a symbol of overt violence: His mouth is depicted as being in the shape necessary to form the "ah" sound, leading to his alternate name, "Agyō"
Kongōrikishi (金剛力士) or Niō (仁王) are a pair of muscular guardians of the Buddha, standing at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in the form of frightening wrestler-like statues. They are manifestations of the Bodhisattva . The right statue is called Misshaku Kongō (密迹金剛) and has his mouth open, representing the vocalization of the first grapheme of Sanskrit Devanāgarī (अ) which is pronounced "a". The left statue is called Naraen Kongō (那羅延金剛) and has his mouth closed, representing the vocalization of the last grapheme of Devanāgarī (ह (ɦ)) which is pronounced "ɦuṃ" (हूँ). These two characters together symbolize the birth and death of all things. (Men are supposedly born speaking the "a" sound with mouths open and die speaking an "ɦūṃ" and mouths closed.) they signify "everything" or "all creation". According to Japanese tradition, they travelled with the historical Buddha to protect him. Niō guardians justified the use of physical force to protect cherished values and beliefs against evil.
tomorrow i will post the working progress of Ungyō!
you know that song right ?Jensen Ackles dancing in Supernatural ??[link] i wanna be like him when i grow up.
i was walking around a temple early in the morning and when just about when i was leaving,i saw this rope in front of me.Well , i walk through and then .... there was this guy .... samurai looking like he was going to slash me in half. it was a ceremony of the new stone bridge in the temple near Asuke city and i was in the middle of it!!! some guy in suit says to me " come sit here" and i was like ... with my goofy hat and my usual rip off pants ... ... everyone was suit up and kimonos and so i pick my camera and (what the hell) click ...!!! then i had to stay in the middle of everyone all beauty and charming while i was looking tired and sleepy and , just me . that was the day ... i never felt so stupid before ... we.ll. maybe once or twice ...
We are at the beginning of Winter, and what little snow fell soon melted again. On the moss carpet, partially getting red, the water condensed and made big drops which reflect the cold sun's light. Amidst all this, a tiny grass plant standing weakly with its three stems...
Yesterday I took a hike, hoping to find some interesting photography subject. Nothing stood out, until the last mile of my trip. I saw this beech leaf, standing on the top of a plant, enlightened with beautiful hues...
EDIT: I decided to allow download of the original file. Maybe some people will misuse it or print it without me getting a cent for it, but I think the risk is still remote. And fuck it, I'm here to share my art, not make profit.
The first row of uniforms reflect the regulations authorized by Congress upon the Navy's founding. From left to right, the uniforms are: - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain - John Paul Jones' Variant of Captain
In 1777, John Paul Jones collected the opinions of several other officers and proposed a new set of uniform regulations to Congress. In addition to being a dandy, Jones was an advocate for asymmetrical warfare. As such, his primary argument to Congress was that adopting uniforms faced with white and trimmed with gold would liken them to the Royal Navy, displaying their ability to match them blow for blow. Congress was vehemently opposed to this proposition, as they wanted nothing to do with uniforms that suggested wealth and power. Nevertheless, when John Adams was at a dinner party in France in 1779, he spied Jones wearing a blue and white uniform, which was even more gilded that the Captain's uniform he had proposed to Congress. It is believed that Jones was wearing this uniform at the Battle of Flamborough Head on September 23rd, 1779. The uniforms in the second row are, from left to right: - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain - John Paul Jones' Variant of Captain
The bottom row is dedicated to the Continental Marines. Initially, their uniforms were green with white facings, as seen in the first two uniforms. However, in 1779, the facings were altered to red. When ashore, the Marines wore spatterdashes to maintain the cleanliness of their uniforms. The uniform on the far right is that of the French-Irish Marines who served on Bonhomme Richard.
The uniforms seen here are those adopted at the turn of the 19th century. As such, these are the uniforms that were seen aboard USS Constitution and Philadelphia during the Barbary Wars. Note that during this period, Lieutenants who were given command of a ship that didn't warrant a full Captain would switch their single epaulette to the opposite shoulder. It became common practice to call them "Lieutenant, Commanding." The uniforms are, from top to bottom, left to right: Line Officers - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain Staff Officers - Purser - Surgeon - Surgeon's Mate - Chaplain (No Uniform Prescribed; Clerical Attire Shown) United States Marine Corps - Private - Corporal - Sergeant - Captain
For all you Leathernecks out there, these are the uniforms that were worn to the shores of Tripoli.
John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747–July 18, 1792) was America's first well-known naval hero in the American Revolutionary War. John Paul Jones was born "John Paul" in 1747, on the estate of Arbigland in the Stewarty of Kirkcudbright on the southern coast of Scotland. John Paul's father was a gardener at Arbigland, and his mother was a member of Clan MacDuff.
John Paul adopted the alias John Jones when he fled to his brother's home in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1773 in order to avoid the hangman's noose in Tobago after an incident when he was accused of murdering a sailor under his command. He began using the name John Paul Jones as his brother suggested during the start of the American Revolution.
Though his naval career never rose above the rank of Captain (Commodore is a title for Captains with Admiral's authority.) in the Continental Navy after his victory over the Serapis (50) with the frigate Bonhomme Richard (44), John Paul Jones remains the first genuine American Naval hero, and a highly regarded battle commander. His later service in the Russian Navy as an Admiral showed the mark of genius that enabled him to defeat the Serapis.
Jones simply was not as good a politician as he was a naval commander, in an era where politics determined promotion, both in America and abroad. Though he was originally buried in Paris, after spending his last years abroad, he was ultimately reinterred at the United States Naval Academy, a fitting homecoming for the "Father of the American Navy."
During his engagement with Serapis, Jones uttered the legendary reply to a British officer's surrender request, "I have not yet begun to fight!"
You see here the Full Dress uniform of John Paul Jones. On his left lapel is the Order of Military Merit and on his hip the sword awarded to him by Louis of France.