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bisexualronnieraymond asked:

alice please consider: iris/laurel/nyssa bye.

iris would be heart eyes all the time like look at her precious badasses and bless leather

laurel and iris taking nyssa out to diners and getting her to try all the food they like. NYSSA AT JITTERS. imagine nyssa coming up to the jitter’s counter and the girl behind the counter is like “can i take you order?” “i would like to order from iris” “she’s not in until later, i can take your order now if you-” “it is fine. i will wait for iris.”

laurel being really protective of iris but in that very beautiful way in which she’s like “my babe can handle herself lol don’t believe me? fine, come on, nyssa. training session!”

iris x laurel x nyssa having training sessions and iris teaching them both little things she’s picked up being a waitress at jitters and being a reporter. barry being like “did felicity teach you that?” and nyssa just looking at him like “no, she did” and iris is all proud of nyssa and laurel is trying to hide her smile because HER BABES

honestly, iris x laurel x nyssa would have such an interesting dynamic. laurel the lawyer with a keen but violent sense of justice. iris the reporter and blogger who’s resourceful and knowledgable about all the little things. nyssa the assassin who’s finally gotten a taste of freedom and can’t get enough of the little things.

imagine laurel taking nyssa to a museum and iris telling them all about the dorky things barry did when he was a kid.

iris taking nyssa and laurel bowling. cute archery trope moment with iris and nyssa!

omg imagine nyssa at the movies being all critical about the fight scenes and laurel nodding in agreement and iris pouting bc can’t you just enjoy the film, guys, G O D.

honestly iris x laurel x nyssa is a gift.

Beltre has 3rd career cycle for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had his third career cycle Monday night, becoming the first major league player since the 1930s to accomplish that feat.

Beltre homered in the fifth inning for the Texas Rangers to complete the cycle, doing so against three different Houston pitchers. The third baseman also had a two-run triple in the first inning, a double in the second and a single in the third against AL West-leading Houston.

The last major leaguer with three career cycles was Babe Herman, who had two in 1931 and one in 1933 according to research provided by the Elias Sports Bureau to the Rangers. The only other big leaguers with three career cycles are Bob Meusel (1921, 1922 and 1928) and John Reilly (twice in 1883 and 1890).

All three of Beltre’s cycles have come at the Rangers’ ballpark, two for the home team and his first when he was playing for Seattle on Sept. 1, 2008. Beltre’s other cycle for Texas was Aug. 24, 2012 against Minnesota.

It was the ninth cycle in Rangers history, and second this season. Shin Soo-Choo accomplished the feat July 21 at Colorado.

Six of those cycles have come since the beginning of the 2009 season, twice as many as any other team in the major leagues in that nearly seven-season span. Arizona and Colorado both have three cycles in that time.

Arizona in 2012 was the last team with two cycles in the same season. The last American League team with multiple cycles the same year was Minnesota in 2009.

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Who Is Destroying the Palestinian Dream?
By Khaled Abu Toameh

The confrontation between Hamas and its rivals inside the Gaza Strip is likely to escalate in the coming weeks and months. Hamas now has so many enemies inside the Gaza Strip that to combat them, it would have to step up its repressive measures. These measures, however, will only lead to more retaliatory attacks by anti-Hamas forces, and plunge the Gaza Strip into a state of increased anarchy and chaos. Many Palestinians are worried that the Gaza Strip will sooner or later fall into the hands of Islamic State or Al-Qaeda.

In the West Bank, meanwhile, such a threat does not exist, largely thanks to Israeli security measures against terror infrastructure and cells. The Palestinian Authority, for its part, is also waging a massive campaign against Hamas and other Islamist groups in the West Bank. The PA is not doing this out of concern for the “peace process” with Israel; Mahmoud Abbas and his lieutenants know that these Islamists will kill them first on their way to killing Jews.

The growing state of anarchy in the Gaza Strip, as well as the continued power struggle between Hamas and Fatah, do not bode well for those who still believe that the creation of a Palestinian state will bring about peace and stability in the region. The way things are going these days, particularly in the Gaza Strip, it seems that a future Palestinian state will be added to the list of Arab countries that are currently witnessing civil wars and bloodbaths.

It is time for the international community to wake up and realize that the Palestinian dream of establishing an independent state is being destroyed by none other than the Palestinians themselves.

Al-Mustansiriya University - Baghdad, Iraq

The university was established in 1963 on the site of the Mustansiriya Madrasah which dated back to 1227 CE

Texas Rangers teammates, including Ian Kinsler, from left front, Michael Young, Derek Holland, and Adrian Beltre, right, spray ginger ale on each other as they celebrated clinching the 2011 American League West Championship, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-3 in a baseball game. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)