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Les Saunders
Dazzed and confused
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A 50- something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn’t want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. 

Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said “I cannot sit here next to this black man.” 

The fight attendant said “Let me see if I can find another seat.” After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated “Ma’am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class.”

About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated 

“The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class.” 

Before the woman could say anything, the attendant gestured to the black man and said, “Therefore sir, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn’t want you to sit next to an unpleasant person.” 

Passengers in the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.

What a lesson to people who discriminate by color of skin……

If you are against racism, share this.

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We're all the same

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Thank you for the invite

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Firefighter with a respirator resuscitating a mama cat while her kitten looks on. Mama cat survived...

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One person can change everything! 
One Indian man has become a hero after he began educating New Delhi's poorest children -- and even went as far as creating a free school for them under a metro bridge. 

Rajesh Kumar Sharma teaches at least 30 children every day. Most of the children come from neighboring poor villages.

For two hours every weekday, Sharma leaves his day-job at a general store in Shakarpur -- his brother fills in for him -- so that he can teach the children

Sharma, a 40-year-old father of three from Aligarh, was forced to drop out of college in his third year due to financial difficulties. When he decided to start the free school, he didn't want other children to face the same difficulties he had. 

“Whenever I passed by this area, I would notice that children were spending all their time in the fields or playing around,” he told the Indian Express.

He eventually persuaded local laborers and farmers to allow their children to attend his school instead of working to add to the family income. He hopes to equip these children with the tools necessary to overcome their poverty.

"They come here everyday. I manage to keep them ahead of the school curriculum," Sharma told the Indian Express.

He even allows children technically too young to attend the government school to sit in the classroom. 

Sharma starts at the basics and helps prepare the children for admission to government schools. When he started the school a year ago, he had 140 students. Now 70 of them are in government schools, reported Yahoo News.

"Our teacher has told us that when poverty strikes, you should open your mind, and that can be done only through education," Abhishek, 15, a student of Sharma's told the Indian Express.

His work isn't limited to the school under the bridge, though. Sharma has been teaching underprivileged children in other parts of the city as well.

“I mostly taught laborers’ children. As they moved from site to site, it got difficult to follow them everywhere,” he said.

“I don’t take attendance. They love coming here because there are no school-like boundaries. In fact, I want to keep it like that,” Chandra told the Indian Express.

Sharma says his greatest achievement is changing the attitude of his students' parents. Many of them now encourage their children to study.

“They understand that if children in the villages in the interiors of the country can go to schools, why not in the national capital.”

Thank you for the invite. I will dig out my broken one and start the journey, I hope I can please the broken teacup community. Peace. 

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No matter how much goodness I do, Death continues to stalk me.

Yesterday, when I took this photo, I found out I am losing my eyesight. I love to read and write, and now in order to do so, I have to wear glasses? 

I don’t get it! I am aging and that doesn't make any sense. A genie granted me 3 wishes, and I used one of my wishes to stay young.

Oh yeah, that’s right, that genie was drunk…….o crap.

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PAY ATTENTION when you're driving.

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The man who saved the world...
50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban
Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli
Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59
refused to agree with his Captain's order to
launch nuclear torpedos against US
warships and setting off what might well
have been a terminal superpower nuclear
The US had been dropping depth charges
near the submarine in an attempt to force
it to surface, unaware it was carrying
nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had
lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded
that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the
officers agreed to 'blast the warships out of
the water'. Arkhipov refused to agree -
unanimous consent of 3 officers was
required - and thanks to him, the world
was saved from being scarred badly.
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