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This is supposed to be a wholesome, *family* oriented broadcast....

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My Nazi grandfather, Amon Goeth, would have shot me

Jennifer Teege was shocked to discover her grandfather was a Nazi concentration camp commandant. Her mother never told her, and as a child she never knew her father - a Nigerian student with whom her mother had a brief affair. This is her story.

Five years ago in northern Germany, in Hamburg, I was in the central library and I came across a book. It was wrapped in a red cover and for some reason I was immediately drawn to it.

The title, translated into English, was I Have to Love My Father, Right? and it had a small picture of a woman on the front who looked faintly familiar.

So I took the book and quickly went through it. There were a lot of photos and as I looked at the book I felt something was wrong.

At the end, the author summed up some details about the woman on the cover and her family, and I realised they were a perfect match with what I knew about my own biological family.

So at that point I understood that this was a book about my family history.

The woman in the picture was my mother, and her father was Amon Goeth, the commandant of Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24347798

United Airlines offers to fly Air Force to Navy game for free

The Navy-Air Force game is in jeopardy of being postponed because the Department of Defense suspended all intercollegiate athletics contests at Air Force, Army and Navy in light of the federal government shutdown.

One possibility being explored, according to the person who spoke to USA TODAY Sports, is whether Air Force could use private funds to make the trip and keep the game on schedule.

Well, United Airlines is offering to come to the rescue, tweeting Wednesday afternoon a solvable option to mitigate Air Force’s travel expenses to Saturday’s sold-out football game in Annapolis, Md.: An apparent free flight.

We’ll find out soon. Navy officials said a decision would be made by noon ET Thursday. The football rivalry between the two schools dates to 1960, and they have played each other every year since 1972.

Air Force officials are gathering information about the offer from United so they can then take it to the Pentagon, according a person with knowledge of the matter. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because no clearance had been given to speak publicly.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/10/united-airlines-offers-to-fly-air-force-to-navy-game-for-free/?source=fbshare

After all, we can't have *ANYTHING* disrupt our sporting events, government or no government...Cancelling a football game is un-American
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