bethlehem

So I went to an All Time Low concert tonight and it was so amazing, but the best part of it wasn’t even the band or me almost touching Alex’s hand. The best part was when they pulled about 8 people onto the stage and he started to go through the peoples names. There was a Danielle and a Hailey like usual you know. But they got to the one girl and she said 

“My name is eggs!”

and Alex just paused and was like

“Your name is egg…?”

“No my name is eggs!”

“Oh so like… multiple egg.”

“Yeah!”

“Oh… alright then!” 

AND HE JUST WENT TO THE NEXT PERSON LIKE IT WAS TOTALLY NORMAL

Woman Fails College Course Twice, Sues College

I really, really don’t want to be that guy who complains about the younger generation because everyone complains about the younger generation.

That being said, holy fuck these kids are entitled assholes.

But, we only have ourselves to blame. This is what happens when you give every goddamn kid a trophy for participating in tee-ball.

The biggest thing in life to learn is that sometimes you lose and sometimes you win, but in order to win you need to have earned it.

How about that shit?

A woman who attended nursing school at Misericordia University claims the school promised to accommodate her disability and failed to follow through.

Jennifer Burbella, of Stroudsburg, through a complaint filed May 5 by Scranton-based attorney Harry McGrath alleges “reckless, outrageous, wanton, willful and malicious behavior” on the part of the university and claims a similarly disabled student was provided the very accommodations Burbella sought.

Upon learning she had failed the class, Burbella was given the choice to either retake the course in the summer or change her major to receive a different degree, the suit says. The nursing program’s policy states the course must be retaken the following academic year.

Burbella agreed to take the course in the summer, the suit says, and after receiving two failing grades in the class was allowed extra time to complete tests as well as access to a “distraction-free environment” when taking them at the recommendation of a school psychologist.

The complaint says that prior to the course’s final examination, Burbella’s professor, Christina Tomkins, offered an additional accommodation in allowing her to ask questions of the professor via cell phone during the test.

Because her alternate test-taking center was located “quite a distance” from where the rest of the students would be taking the test, the suit says, Burbella asked to take the exam in the same building as the other students to ensure face-to-face communication. Her request — which the suit says was granted for a similarly disabled student — was denied.

According to the complaint, Tomkins did not answer her cell phone during the examination, rendering Burbella unable to discuss the exam with her. SOURCE: The Times Leader

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THIS WOMAN IS EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA I WANT TO FLUSH HER FACE DOWN A TOILET.

If you cannot cut it, you do not get it. Just because you have anxiety and such doesn’t mean that you just get to get a degree. You don’t just automatically GET something because you have a fucking problem with anxiety.

If you can’t complete the work you can’t get the degree.

What if you’re an actual nurse and need to help someone and you’re like “Oh, but, I don’t have my cell phone to call my doctor to …” fuck you now they are dead.

STOP GIVING KIDS EVERYTHING THEY WANT. STOP REWARDING PEOPLE FOR SHIT THAT THEY DON’T DESERVE AWARDS FOR.

And, you, you little shits, stop expecting to get awards and attention for doing absolutely nothing. 

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fuck you.

did you know that more than 85% of Bethlehem is designated as Area C (area where israel retains full control)?

did you know that Palestinians are prohibited from building in Area C?

did you know that 56 kilometres from the apartheid wall is built through Bethlehem?

did you know that this mean over 12 communities will be physically separated from the rest of Bethlehem once the wall is completed?

did you know that this also means that farmers in at least 22 communities across Bethlehem now require visitor permits to access their own land?

did you know that in august of last year israel stole 3,799 dunams and declared it “state land” only to start promoting the plan to build 2,610 housing units for illegal israeli settlers literally a month later?

did you not know that israel is an apartheid state?

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 “Our story is not yet over. Our case is not yet solved. Are we still here? Have we still not returned to our homes and villages?” Their gazes brim with memories of something lost, of their youth. Everything in this old taxicab references their past, even the black leather seats that coordinate with the two men’s matching clothes. The kafiyya and ’iqal, or black band used to hold the kafiyya in place, represent our heritage. Even though the two men are not looking at each other, or even in the same direction, I sense they are in a deep conversation about a topic familiar to both of them. It is as if they are saying to each other: “We have traveled together, you and I—we dreamed of return, to spend one night of our many nights, full of singing and dabka dancing, with our family and neighbors. Or to spend a day in the fields, taking care of our land, the land that offered us the most delicious olives and olive oil. Will we ever taste a za’tar like that za’tar again? A journey, we have lived, but here we are, right now.”

Our memories accompany us. They wound us every day. But our hopes of return will not be diminished, our dream to spend a treasured night on our land.

Aida Camp, Occupied Palestine, 2004. By Alessandra Sanguinetti.