Until next time . . .
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As I was cuddled up on the couch before bed; watching the Donald Trump’s: the Aprentice. (BTW, if you know who was voted off; please comment below.) [Hopefully Starr Jones gets fired...haha]
An emergency caption messaged scrolled across the bottom of my television. It was stated to stay tuned for an important message from President Barrack Obama.
For President Obama to make an urgent speech at 10:00/11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night, red flags were raised. Something tragic had to have occurred. Indeed noteworthy news and confirmation was released to American’s by President Barrack Obama that Osama Bin Laden had been found and executed by U.S. officials.
Truthfully, my mind was far from focused on Osama Bin Laden. I would have never guessed that we would be recieving that kind of news after nearly a decade.
President Obama brought it to citizens attention that this execution plan was in progress for eight months before action was decided to take place. Timing was everything and Obama waited for substantial information proving high chances of Osama Bin Ladens hide-away in the Mansion Compound.
After nine years, we all were lead to believe that Osama Bin Laden was hidden away in a cave in the mountains. Bin Laden was were we least expected him to be, in a million dollar mansion.
The members of Al Qaeda stationed themselves in the Mansion which had two secruity gates, eighteen foot walls with security; guarding their “FBI Most Wanted” leader. The waste that came from the house was burned, insuring that no evidence could be traced and obtained by U.S. spies and officials. Children were sent out to bring food back to the compound. The mansion had no internet, phone, or cable connected which was suspicious to officials.
The U.S. Navy Seals raided the compound and the mission lasted about 45 minutes. Osama Bin Laden tried shielding himself with a woman. Bin Laden had bodyguards and he ordered them to shoot him before the U.S. officials could capture him or kill him.
The Navy Seals were ordered to capture Osama Bin Laden, dead or alive. Osama and his followers put up a fight. Bin Laden was shot twice in the head; he was executed.
U.S. Officials took custody of his body in order to confirm with DNA that it was Osama Bin Laden. (it was confirmed) Shortly after confirmation, officials honored his muslim religion, buring him at sea within 24 hours.
Even though Osama Bin Laden has been executed, we still have a long way to go. The only way we can put an end to the “War on Terror” is to wipe out all of Al Qaeda Nation.
Racial Segregation in Canada, particularly British Columbia, was widespread during colonial times and continued through the 1950s. Early workplaces were often segregated, with different groups being allowed certain jobs and rates of pay. Fish canneries & coal mines were both highly segregated. In coal mining opes – such as the one at Cumberland in Vancouver Island - had separate China Towns, “Jap” Towns and white towns. Fish canneries were segregated as well – with separate living areas and jobs for Whites, Japanese, Chinese and First Nations (‘Indians’). Non-whites were usually paid less and segregation served to prevent labour solidarity. Following the internment of the Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, the Japanese were removed from these systems and more First Nations were hired. In some locations there were whites-only bathrooms and water fountains. At Namu Cannery this system existed – though the Japanese were considered ‘honourary whites’ and allowed to use white bathrooms. In the case of Namu – it was desegregated when a group of First Nations women removed the ‘whites-only’ signs and took them to the cannery manager in the mid-20th century.
First Nations (Indigenous/Native people) were also prohibited from using the same facilities in transportation – rail cars, accommodations on steamships are two examples. Both First Nations, and Asians were restricted from some professions in the early 20th Century. Indians were also prohibited from entering pool halls or bars, and owning logging licences (required to log). The right to vote was granted to Indians in 1960 for federal elections. Other non-white groups acquired voting rights earlier – shortly after World War Two.
(via- Racial Segregation:Canada