Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier so as to put her badass shooting talents to good use. She went on to record 309 kills, making her the most successful female sniper in history. After she was wounded in battle, Pavlichenko traveled to the United States where female reporters told her her uniform made her look fat, because they could not comprehend her magnitude of awesome. She went on to train other snipers to be as hardcore as her, and eventually became a historian.
'Chief Raoni crying when he learned that the President of Brazil approved the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands. Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest & indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands (as well as millions of unknown species & plants) In the name of “progress”' That's not progress, that's a crime.
Please sign petition to add your name to growing supporters from around the world who are against this act of genocide by the Brazilian government - http://amazonwatch.org/take-action/stop-the-belo-monte-monster-dam