[blog update] The duplicated “sue” and a notice

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In the previous strip “opening a country is tough”, I accidentally duplicated the word sue so I’ve fixed it. Sue

[Notice]

The next update of Hetalia World Stars in Shonen Jump+ will be on Saturday!
What is going on with Romano’s dream hangout?

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Drafts of the legendary slave emperor and a cabbage emperor
I think people in shackles like this look strong

Prosecution mislead Grand Jury in Ferguson?

Okay everyone, I’ve been poring over the documents in the Ferguson case tonight and I’ve found some very interesting stuff.

Did you know that up until 1976, it was completely legal for police officers in Missouri to use deadly force on fleeing suspects, even if the suspects were unarmed, not violent, or were not suspects in violent crime?

Did you know that moments before Darren Wilson gave his testimony, the jury was given an outdated copy of that Missouri statute, making Wilson’s use of deadly force against Michael Brown appear legal?

Did you know that the prosecutors did not fix their mistake for 2 months, until 17 minutes before the Grand Jury left for final deliberation?

In Grand Jury Volume V pg 5, we see prosector Kathi Alizadeh distributing copies of Missouri statute section 563.046 on September 16, 2014, moments before Darren Wilson takes the stand. The section details restrictions on law enforcement’s force when making arrests. Seems reasonable, yes? One problem.

A former version of 563.046 stated that law enforcement was authorized to use deadly force when a suspect was fleeing, regardless of whether the suspect was unarmed, not violent, or a suspect of a non-violent crime. However, that portion was struck down in 1976 by Mattis v. R Schnarr by the United States Supreme Court Eighth Court of Appeals. After this, the use of lethal force was only justified if the officer had justifiable reason to be afraid for his life or the life of others when apprehending a suspect. 

On November 21, 2014, more than 2 months later, Mrs. Alizadeh tells the jury that “some portion” of the statute they were handed was struck down by the Supreme Court and that they should ignore the paper all together (pg135-137). She fails to mention which portion, and shortly afterwards, the jury dismisses for final deliberations.

But what are the implications?

Directly before listening to the testimony of Darren Wilson, the jurors were falsely led to believe that it is legal for a police officer to shoot a suspect simply for attempting to escape or run, regardless of whether or not the suspect is armed, violent, or the suspect of a violent or dangerous crime. The jury listened not only to the testimony of Darren Wilson, but to the testimonies of all other witnesses under the assumption that it was legal in the state of Missouri for Darren Wilson to shoot Michael Brown just for running away. Sometime in between 2:47pm on November 21 when the grand jury reconvened from a recess to 3:04pm on November 21 when grand jury deliberations began, Mrs. Alizadeh told the jury that some part of the copy of 563.043 that was distributed was wrong, outdated, and had since been struck down by the US Supreme Court. She failed to mention which part was struck down, and even dodged questions from the grand juror when asked if the Supreme Court overrides Missouri statutes (the simple answer is YES). Even if the jurors had been told to disregard the copy of 563.043 at exactly 2:47pm (which they were not), and even if they had been told exactly which parts of the copy of 563.043 were unconstitutional (which they were not), the jury would have had an astounding 17 minutes to rethink their entire standpoint on the indictment of Darren Wilson, 17 minutes to sort through evidence they had been absorbing for over 2 months, 17 minutes to decide if the killing of Michael Brown was justified based on an entirely new set of laws.

The entire grand jury was conducted under the assumption that it is legal for cops to shoot suspects just for running away. The prosecution was rigged. Justice was not served. Don’t let them get away with this. The documents have been provided for us to read and use, let’s use them efficiently. Spread the word, search for answers. If anyone has any other evidence or documentation to provide, please add it on. I’m still not quite sure what to do with this information, but we can’t keep it quiet. Please, please, pass it on.

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Mr. Van Houten, I’m a good person but a shitty writer. You’re a shitty person but a good writer. We’d make a good team. I don’t want to ask you any favors but if you have the time, and from what I saw, you have plenty, please fix this for me. It’s a eulogy for Hazel. She asked me to write one and I’m trying, I just, I could use a little flair. See the thing is… we all want to be remembered. We all want to leave a mark. But not Hazel. Hazel is different. Hazel knows the truth. She didn’t want a million admirers, she just wanted one. And she got it. Maybe she wasn’t loved widely but she was loved deeply. And isn’t that more than most of us get? When Hazel was sick, I knew I was dying. But I didn’t want to say so. She was in ICU and I snuck in for ten minutes and sat with her before I got caught. Her eyes were closed, her lungs were intubated… But her hands were still her hands, still warm, and the nails painted this dark blue back color and I just held her hands and I willed myself to imagine a world without us and what a worthless world that would be. She’s so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she’s smarter than you cause you know she is. She’s funny without ever being mean. I love her, god I love her. I’m so lucky to love her, Van Houten.You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have a say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers. Okay, Hazel Grace?

-Augustus Waters

The Sims 4: Game Update - Version 1.2.24.20

Update: 11/25/2014 – Version 1.2.24.20

Hey Simmers,

Just a small update for the end of November! Hopefully you have kept healthy this past month. It feels as though a minor plague has swept through the Studio, knocking folks down one after another. But that aside, we have fixed some crashes, addressed some community concerns, and sorted out a few other fixes that just happened to sneak their way into this release.

As always, the community has been doing an excellent job of keeping us on our toes. A new batch of fixes is on its way out with this release, including the un-breaking of the Add to Family cheat, a Sim pruning issue, and some water opacity issues. Thank you for your feedback, keep it up!

Crashes / Performance

  • Fixed a crash that was the result of long term gameplay instability in the UI framework that only occurred after moving, traveling, creating new families, and building for some time. Also known as playing the game.
  • We fixed a crash reported on the modding forums where custom content clones of hats and hairs could cause a crash on Intel graphics cards due to an issue with the skinning code.
  • Fixed a crash wherein should you click on an underwater light and change the dimness setting, and you do that again, and you do it again, and then again, again, again, again, again… the game would crash. The waters are safe again.
  • The game was freezing under some circumstances when a swimming Sim attempted to use an object found outside the pool. We have fixed all issues that we have found resulting in this freeze, and prevented the freeze from occurring in those cases we have not found. It’s magic.

Community Feedback

  • We fixed a bug where close family relationships were still getting pruned if they lived in different households. Previously, we were looking at each household individually, which was incorrect. For example, say you have a Sim with two children and one of them moves out. The second child then has a kid who also has a kid who also has a kid. Then the original Sim dies, but the child who moved out is still alive. That dead Sim should not be culled because he/she still has a living child.
  • The Vidame Hostess Station was causing Sims to freeze if objects that the Sim wanted to interact with were placed on top of it. We contemplated renaming the surface to the Vidame Hostess Station of Mesmerizing Never-endedness but opted to fix the issue instead.
  • Casual “if you were swimming before you went to work” Workdays have been cancelled, and Sims will once again spin into their work outfit before going to work.
    • On a side note, folks are happy that Casual “if you were swimming before you went to work” Workdays have been cancelled, because it was just too much to say.
  • Children and Teens can no longer be modified with the sims.add_buff Buff_Pregnancy_Trimester3 cheat.
  • The release of Pools introduced an issue with visitation that hid the Visit interaction when clicking on the door of a neighbor’s home. You can now click on your neighbor’s door to visit them once again!
  • In addition, there was an issue with being able to set which door was the front door on your home lot. That too has been fixed.
  • The Add to Family cheat has been re-enabled.
  • We fixed water opacity issues where the water was turning opaque on some graphic configurations.

Tuning / Graphics

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing live drag from functioning when dragging from a Sims Inventory to an Object Inventory (such as a fridge or bookshelf).
  • The game will no longer fail to save if you have over (Step 1: Face computer. Step 2: Place fingertip marked A next to lip corner marked B. Step 3: Say clearly but elongate the quoted phrase) “1 million” satisfaction points.
  • Ambrosia will no longer be eaten autonomously by your Sims.
  • We fixed an animation issue that can best be described as “we fixed an issue that caused Sims to scratch their back with their elbows when they chose to sit at the edge of a pool with a drink in their hand.” It wasn’t pretty. Thankfully no Sims were permanently scarred by the experience.
  • Sims who sat at the edge of a pool during the moment of bladder failure found they were unable to satisfy their bladder. Whereas had they been in the pool…
  • Pregnant Sims have temporary immunity from drowning per a previously agreed upon pact with the Reaper. However, if the pregnant Sim found that they “should” have died while in the pool, their buffs would get all wonky (actual technical term as used by the production team). The buff wonkiness has been fixed.
  • Death by drowning will now count towards the Vengeful Deity Achievement.
  • Swimming Laps will now help to alleviate the Not Enough Exercise buff that Active Sims can get.
  • Pool ladders have an interaction “Get In” that you can choose when clicking on them. Now, when you choose that action, it will do something.
  • If a Sim decided to cancel their adventure in the Forgotten Grotto to go swimming, the Forgotten Grotto would forget that Sim existed, preventing them from adventuring within her forgotten realm. We have spoken to the Forgotten Grotto, explaining that the pool is just another place that Sims want to go, that they have not forgotten the Grotto, they will return once again, but that the Forgotten Grotto can’t forget them, and they must be allowed once again to enter the Forgotten Grotto, lest they be forgotten and thusly forget the Forgotten Grotto. The Forgotten Grotto, jealous… yes. But also forgiving.

Thank you,
-SimGuruGnome

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jemma simmons lives a women appreciation life

Semi-Sphere

  1. The points on the sphere are all the same distance from a fixed point. Also, the ratio of the distance of its points from two fixed points is constant.The first part is the usual definition of the sphere and determines it uniquely. The second part can be easily deduced and follows a similar result of Apollonius of Pergafor the circle. This second part also holds for the plane.
Budgeting and how I (try to) save money in Seoul

a post for ehhmightaswell and everyone else interested in this.

First of all income: when trying to budget is important to know exactly how much you actually receive. For me that is about 850 euro a month.

Then calculate your fixed costs, for me that is 80 euro insurance, 25,000 won internet 360,000 won in rent and about 30,000 in utitlities each month.. Which leaves me with about: 470 euro for the rest of the month aka 645000 won.

Now since my income is in Euros there is two other things I have to consider and that is exchange rate and the costs of having to take out foreign currency. Because of this I only take out money once a month and in a large amount to keep banking costs to a minimum.

I take out about 600,000 won each month, and try not to spend more then that. like I mentioned before I have fixed costs of 415,000 so that leaves me with about 200,000 a month to live of.

I decided to give myself a 50,000 won budget a week which is enough for me.

I spend about 14,700 won a week on the subway and I never take a taxi anymore. Then for food I gave myself a 7000 won budget a day and this fits exactly within the 50,000 won budget.

I have been spending money like this for about 2 months now and for me this works perfectly.

Here are a few things I do/ had to cut in order to be able to stick to this budget.

  • I cut out the taxi completely.
  • If I can walk somewhere I will walk, if I can walk there in under 20 minutes I will, no busses or subways or taxis for short distances.
  • I don’t go to convenience I go for cheap. I will walk to the homeplus (which takes 15 minutes) instead of walking 3 minutes to the local store because homeplus is cheaper.
  • Buy in bulk and use the freezer, larger items might be more expensive but over time it saves money. Also cooking 1 portion is more expensive then cooking in bulk and freezing leftovers.
  • I write down what I spend money on.
  • Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season.
  • Go to the grocery store around 10PM because some fruit and veggies are cheaper.
  • I cut out all fancy coffees and only buy americanos/go to ediya
  • I eat at home most of the time.
  • When I eat out I tell my friends that I am on a budget and we will go for cheaper options, or I completely opt out of eating with friends.
  • I pay for everything in cash, some places give discount when you pay in cash and you can also exactly see how much you spend.
  • I don’t bring more money then can spend.
  • This especially goes for when I am meeting friends go drinking/ clubbing I bring what I can spend, no cards just cash. That way I won’t overspend.
  • I only go to clubs that are free or cheap
  • I don’t drink in clubs
  • avoid places/ areas where you will spend a lot of money. (for me these are shopping areas, places where I can drink with friends, if I do go, I will only bring as much as I can spend).
  • I don’t have a phone plan and I rarely charge my phone, I can get by with just wifi and usually have about 10,000 won credit on my phone so that if I need to reach someone I can.

This might seem very very strict but it has been working out so well that I actually spend less money then the budgeted 600,000; since I am trying to save money to go home, I don’t just spend the money that I have left over in the month but continue but every new week I check what I have left in my wallet. and if for example that is 10,000 I will add 40,000 to that and that 50,000 will be my new 50,000 to spend for then next week. And this way I actually managed to save about 900 euro in 3 months. Might not sound like a lot to you but I saved 1/3th of my income which I think is quite good.

Though I have to add that it does help that I can eat really really cheaply at my schools cafeteria and coffeeshops are relatively cheap as well but I also really think about every single penny I spend and how it affects the amount of money I can spend for the rest of the week. but yeah I’ll give you an overview of an regular weeks spending under the cut.

if you have any more questions feel free to ask!

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In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation stating that Thanksgiving would be the last Thursday of November. Prior to Lincoln’s Proclamation, Thanksgiving celebrations varied from year to year with the dates and months constantly changing. Then in 1939, when Thanksgiving fell on the last day in November, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was concerned that a shortened Christmas shopping season would dampen the economic recovery. He issued a Presidential Proclamation changing the celebration to the second to last Thursday in November.

Not wanting to deviated from tradition, some states refused to move the date of celebration. For two years, the nation and some states celebrated Thanksgiving on the second to last Thursday of November while other states continued to celebrate on the last Thursday of the month.

To unite the nation and end confusion, Congress decided to fix the date of the holiday. On October 6, 1941, the House passed a joint resolution declaring that the last Thursday in November was a legal holiday. The Senate, however, amended the resolution establishing the holiday as the fourth Thursday, which would take into account those years when November has five Thursdays.

The House agreed to the amendment, and President Roosevelt signed the resolution on December 26, 1941, thus establishing the fourth Thursday in November as the Federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.

H.J. Res. 41, 10/6/1941, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

Senate Amendments to H.J. Res. 41, 12/9/1941, Records of the U.S. Senate

smalltittyanime replied to your post:you ever wonder if your blog is on someone’s…

mmo-champion used to be the 1st thing that came up in my search when i typed m now it is u

i have all the WoW updates you need anyway

patch 4.20

  • paladins: nerfed
  • shamans: nerfed
  • blood death knights are now eligible for the healer role
  • warlocks are exempt from number crunches
  • added a few ugly mounts you don’t want on a 1974 model
  • if you don’t do your dailies your cat dies irl
  • fixed a bug that was causing the gear you wanted to actually drop

happy gaming

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Cigarettes: associated to sex in THoB.  Sherlock abstains from them/it but craves them/it; sometimes unbearably strongly.

Imagine: picture something.  Picture cigarettes.  Imagine sex.

Add: put things together.  Put two things together.  Put Sherlock and John together.  Add someone new into your life, like say a flatmate.

Nostrils: nose, face, add noses.  Put noses together.

I: myself, eye.  Put your noses and eyes together.  Kiss.  

Imagine sex, putting faces together.  Imagine sex and kissing with someone new.

Cut to, 

*fixes hair* for the first time in the show

"I need to get some air".  Let’s remove the word, ‘air’, for a second, "I need to get some".  (Similar to THoB cigarette conversation, "I need some!  Get me some!")  This is paralleled later when John tells him he’s, ‘trying to get off with Sarah’.  Sherlock understands this, exactly.

"We’re going out tonight", he says with an air of confidence but turning away.  A small smile playing on his lips before he turns to see John’s reaction, he’s happy to be asking, the subtextual clues tell us that it’s been on his mind.  He is acting confidently but he is actually feeling a bit nervous so he’s turning away.  He is also smiling because he likes John and is excited to go out with him.  We see Sarah do this to show she likes John, as well; especially while they’re picking up their tickets at the show, later that night.

11 Unusual Uses For Bubble Gum

Retrieve valuable items that fell down the drain.

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Use a piece of bubble gum attached to a small weight (e.g., a fishing weight, a heavy necklace pendant) or a wire hanger, and recover items you thought would be lost forever, such as earrings, or — on a larger scale, in a bigger drain, with wayyy more gum — keys.

Fill cracks and holes.

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Dropped a ceramic pot, flower vase, or your favorite Precious Moments figurine? Seal the crack with a bit of tacky bubble gum.

Repair your loose eyeglasses.

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Whether your lens is on its way out or the arm is loose, take some tacky, already chewed gum and make a temporary fix before getting your glasses repaired. If they break down the middle, you should probably still use tape.

Fix your car’s leaky radiator or exhaust pipe until you can get to the mechanic.

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In an emergency situation, you can use chewed gum to plug the hole in your radiator or exhaust, and drive straight to the mechanic. We’re talking about a hole around the size of a pinhole, so if your issue seems to be on a much larger scale, keep your gum in your mouth and call your mechanic.

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dwarvendan asked:

I'm also colourblind and I was wondering why you say you'd fix it if you could? For me at least it's part of who I am. It can be annoying at times "what colours this pen lid?" "What colours that chair?". So is it just that or does it stop you being able to do things you otherwise would be able/allowed to?

There are a few very very minor things that it affects, but it is definitely a handicap (sounds so silly to call it that). So of course I would change it if I could.

Sure, it’s part of who I am, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t change it if I could. Being nearsighted is part of what people are too, people still get laser eye surgery, etc.

For all that smiling he does, Pat Smear looks like he could take a swig of champagne, snap a guy’s neck, fix his collar, and keep playing without missing a beat.

mrjosebz asked:

I'm curious as to why everyone hates Ds2. It fixed almost all of the problems that Ds1 had and made pvp better (even though it was shit at the beginning) so i really don't understand it. And you can't say that Ds2 is not hard because since you played Ds1 you already know how the game works and you also know that the lore is hidden in the item descriptions. Hell,if Vaati wasn't here most people would not even know the game had lore.

I don’t hate dark souls 2, I just like the first one better 

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Telling myself that i’m a strong & capable woman everyday until it is totally ingrained into my inner dialogue. The amount of pressure I put on myself is ridiculous.
I got an e-mail from the lady who owns & coaches at the cf box I go to and she is seriously number 1 on Team Jemma right now. She is so supportive and has suggested I see a Life Coach. I’m so about that. Gotta start making some changes. People aren’t medicine. No-one can fix my but me, I just need to start learning to stop giving the right parts of myself to the wrong people. Letting go is so hard.