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youngmarxist:

So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?

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More About the South Korean Ferry

kisaragi-tono:

Why did the boat sink?

It was reported that a man in his twenties was controlling the ship instead of the captain during the initial moments. It was very foggy and many smaller boats were around, so it was presumed that the young man in control made a mistake trying to avoid a sudden smaller ship ahead, making the cargo shift to one side and starting the listing of the ship.

Why was the ship’s distress call delayed?

The ships distress call itself was not delayed. After the ship started to list, the captain ordered for passengers to put on life jackets, but knowing it was hard to move around told them to stay put. After a bit, the captain called for an evacuation, but that call was on deaf ears while he left the ship himself. When the ship was almost completely on its side, passengers began to freak out and abandoned the ship, if they could. These people are the ones who survived. Later, a survivors reported that they had never been told to leave the ship by a call of the captain.

What’s happening on land?

Most of the passenger’s families are staying at the same hotel. Nearby, the principal, whom was one of the survivors, hung himself in agony over being alive while the students he was in charge of were missing. People are morning their loved ones, others praying for their return. The captain has been arrested and apologized on on national television. Pop stars (ahem, kpop) postpone albums and events, regular broadcasts and soap operas (ahem, dramas) are instead airing coverage of the scene.

What is happening now?

The boat flipped completely over with ~179 survivors and ~270 people missing. Buoys were installed to the bottom of the boat to keep it from sinking too far. Air has been pumped into the boat in an attempt to sustain the people inside, though many believe most are dead inside. Divers can’t get inside, currents are strong and it is hard to see. Cranes have arrived, but permission from missing person’s family is needed before they can take action.

Extra information:

  • Those texts are confirmed fake. Someone’s sick mind created them.
  • Some divers have had to be rescued themselves.
  • Students are leaving messages for their peers in their classrooms.
  • 27 people have already been confirmed dead

Sources: x x x

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khasamoris:

elisebrown:

Living Stone, the story about the hard working community of Jaflong, on the northeastern part of Bangladesh. It was once known for its lush green hills, rolling tea gardens, and a mosaic of stones and rocks. Now Jaflong is shrinking; its bright blue skies are covered with thick smoke and dust. The crystal clear water of the Piyain River, which originates in the Himalayas, is now dying a slow death.

Just 56 kilometers away from Sylhet city, Jaflong is located on the foot of the beautiful Meghalaya Hills on the Indo-Bangla border. During monsoon the strong currents of the river wash down precious rocks and pebbles from the Indian hills into Jaflong.  Every day at the crack of dawn, hundreds of little black and grey boats descend into the river. Laborers of all ages, clamor through the river, buckets and spades in hand they collect stones.

Khaled Hasan

this is so sad. i saw the difference in jaflong from 1998 compared to last summer :( it’s completely wrecked. globalization and industrialization have wreaked havoc on so many parts of the “third world”

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yoochunsnoona:

Sewol Ferry sinking incident.

The Sewol Ferry was traveling from Incheon to Jeju Island in South Korea. It was full of hundreds of high school students and staff. 2 people were confirmed as deceased. A 27 year old staff member(some sources claim it was a woman), and a student. Almost 300 people are still missing. Witnesses said “There was a bang and the ship started sinking.” The cause is still vaguely unknown. A U.S. Navy ship and helicopters were sent for help. One of the victims who survived had to swim through the freezing water, he said he had to live and endured it. This is a serious incident and tragic as well. Please be respectful and do not take it as a joke. I made this post to clarify what happened. This incident is no more important than any other tragic incident that has happened or is happening anywhere else. So do not treat it differently.

*prayers*

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tony-and-loki:

artbymoga:

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD. Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well. Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc. Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc. Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 
Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:
Do not touch it
Do not touch it
Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.
I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 
These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.
This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.

hoLY FUCKING SHIT ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!? JESUS CHRIST! Please followers keep this in mind and do not touch those things. Fuck. I can’t believe that something like that even exists…

do what the bb gun person did except if the cops come video tape it so they know that you didn’t do it on purpose

tony-and-loki:

artbymoga:

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD.

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!

If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is
boiling hot as well.

Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 

Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:

  • Do not touch it
  • Do not touch it
  • Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
  • Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
  • Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.

I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 

These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.

This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.

hoLY FUCKING SHIT ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!? JESUS CHRIST! Please followers keep this in mind and do not touch those things. Fuck. I can’t believe that something like that even exists…

do what the bb gun person did except if the cops come video tape it so they know that you didn’t do it on purpose

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bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

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Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practised no cruelties.

Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions…for safety on the streets…for child care, for social welfare…for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law.

If someone says, “Oh, I’m not a feminist,” I ask, “Why, what’s your problem?”

By Dale Spencer (via taaqat)