Warnings: Uh, there’s nothing explicit, but there is some content that is sexual in nature, nothing detailed. If that’s not your thing, please don’t read and to be sure, please, please, only read if you’re an adult!
Rating: M, just to make sure, because I’m paranoid!
Disclaimer: Nope, I don’t own anyone. All the characters go to their respective owners/creators.
P.S.:Thank you for requesting and I hope this is all right! :) I’ve checked this over for mistakes and whatnot, but if any have managed to slip through, please forgive me.
the life of a spy was a tough business. Dealing with terrorists and plots to
destroy the world, was something you had to deal with on many of your missions.
You weren’t complaining, but when you actually found some spare time to relax,
you’d like to be able to do that freely. If you weren’t on a mission, then you
were training, or helping new recruits train and if not doing any of those
things, you were busy filing through paperwork and briefing for upcoming
missions, or debriefing for past ones. It constantly felt like you were doing
something, so when you got back to your room after an exhausting day, you
collapsed on your bed, just wanting to fall asleep.
boyfriend, Eggsy Unwin, had other ideas. He waltzed into your room unannounced,
a breezy, carefree smile on his bright face, his light green-blue eyes
sparkling in the evening light.
Can US Customs and Border officials search your phone?
Recent detentions and seizures of phones and other material from travelers to the United States have sparked alarm. Below, ProPublica details what powers US Customs and Border Protection officials have over you and your devices.
A NASA scientist heading home to the US said he was detained in January at a Houston airport, where US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers pressured him for access to his work phone and its potentially sensitive contents. Last month, CBP agents checked the identification of passengers leaving a domestic flight at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport during a search for an immigrant with a deportation order. And in October, border agents seized phones and other work-related material from a Canadian photojournalist. They blocked him from entering the US after he refused to unlock the phones, citing his obligation to protect his sources. These and other recentincidents have revived confusion and alarm over what powers border officials actually have and, perhaps more importantly, how to know when they are overstepping their authority.
The unsettling fact is that border officials have long had broad powers — many people just don’t know about them. Border officials, for instance, have search powers that extend 100 air miles inland from any external boundary of the US. That means border agents can stop and question people at fixed checkpoints dozens of miles from US borders. They can also pull over motorists whom they suspect of a crime as part of “roving” border patrol operations.
Sowing even more uneasiness, ambiguity around the agency’s search powers — especially over electronic devices — has persisted for years as courts nationwide address legal challenges raised by travelers, privacy advocates and civil-rights groups. We dug out answers about the current state-of-play when it comes to border searches, along with links to more detailed resources (below).
Original post on the TED-Ed Blog. Click below to read further!
On Jan. 25, President Trump signed an executive order instructing construction to begin on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Environmentalists and civil rights activists say the proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico is a threat to the environmental rights of the people who live on both sides of the border.
“When you have such beautiful wilderness areas as we have here in Arizona, the idea of putting this large wall that prevents the migration of animals, that scars the earth itself, and especially knowing how ineffectual it is, is something that is just sad,” said Juanita Molina, the executive director of Border Action Network, an organization that advocates for the health and wellness of people who live along the border. “The reality is that border communities are porous by nature.”
Molina, who lives in Benson, Ariz., said the wall could cause flooding and debris build-up on both sides of the border. (Chris Clarke of KCET has reported that a concrete wall “would cause catastrophic flooding in the desert.”) Molina also said there could be legal and ethical consequences if people try to build on the land of the Tohono O'odham Nation, whose reservation straddles the border, and whose leaders have spoken out for years against a border wall. But even if no part of the wall materializes, she said, the rhetoric around it has already caused rifts in her community.
ok there have been a ton of “DUI stops” in the area but the rumors going around socal is that they are immigration checkpoints. i can barely find any news coverage but according to the new york times police are calling it “fake news” and claim that they are just setting up DUI stops for the superbowl. i live in a rundown primarily latinx neighborhood and the day those rumors started there was a “DUI stop” just down the street.. on thursday. 4 days from the superbowl? starting at like noon ending at around 7 pm? ive lived here for 11 years and theres never been a checkpoint bc this isnt a particularly busy street.. idk you guys
It doesn’t matter if in a big city or in a small town near the sea, my dream trip is anywhere lively and/or full of lively people. I love taking pictures, learning costumes and traditions (both of countries or just of a single family or person) and go people-watching. Even if I’m kind of an introvert, full-of-life places are where I really feel the happiest.
(I had some problem with the photo and had to submit it with those gigantic white borders, hope it’s still okay!)
i hope these are alright kirigiri! i kind of experimented with the background and border and all that, but i hope you don’t mind! i think i’ll start making all icons like this unless requested otherwise if that’s okay with everyone! ((by the way if anyone wants to send more icon requests i’m on a roll right now so be sure to ask!))
so me and my boyfriend are playing Life Is Strange on his PS4 and I mentioned it being kind of popular lesbian stuff and he just looked at me all confused like: whaat what lesbian there are none… wait you mean Chloe and Max… they are friends..umm but they are cute…ummmmmm I don’t know Kate.
*3 hours later*
Chloe: If you’re hardcore then kiss me Max choice one: Kiss Chloe choice two: don’t kiss Chloe
me: ooooh yeeesss finally boyfriend looks at me grinning while I laugh and try to steal the controller from him: ooooooooookaaay you were right *he himself hits option one*
Characters: Reader (Special Agent Y/N Singer), Sam Winchester, Special Agent Castiel Novak, Dean Winchester, Cindy Stevenson (OC), Ella McKenzie (OC),
Pairing: AU Dean x Reader (eventually)
Warnings: Guns, talk of murder, talk of character deaths, Dean is a being an ass, Cas is being a jerk,
Word Count: 4400ish
A/N: This is a serial killer AU of sorts. Not the typical kind, but it has all the deaths and violence this kinda AU bring with it. It was sorta inspired by Criminal Minds and that is why my agents are profilers.
This series will have deaths, violence, love, heartwarming moments and everything in between. I am hereby warning you for yet another rollercoaster ride led by me ;)
You were absently rubbing your wrist as you stared towards the house. You hadn’t wanted to leave but Sam had insisted, and Cas had practically dragged you out of there.
“Are you okay?” Cas asked, nodding towards your arm, as you looked up with a confused expression on your face.
“Yeah…” you pulled up your sleeve, showing Cas your arm with a smile, “See, no bruises. Just a little sore. That’s all.”
Cas wasn’t convinced till he had taken a good look at your arm himself, letting out a relieved sigh once he had, “I’m sorry Y/N. I should have warned you. Dean has a bit of a temper.”
“I noticed,” you replied wryly, looking back towards the house with the two Winchesters still inside. “What happened between the two of you? I mean Sam knew you, but he didn’t seem angry with you. Dean on the other hand…”
You looked up at Cas, who was no longer looking at you. His eyes rested on Dean’s cabin, but his mind seemed to be far away. “It’s a long story Y/N, and not really mine to tell,” Cas answered, making you even more curious.
You tilted your head slightly, carefully studying Cas’ expression before speaking again, “You’re friends. You are mad at him right now, but you still consider him a friend.”
tbh something that kills me now that i think about it is that like, during the campfire scene aranea’s like “your friends begged me to come find you” or whatever, but like, they didn’t? they asked her to make sure the civilians on the train were safe?
she noticed that he was missing on her own, asked about him on her own, realized he was probably in trouble on her own, since she knew more about niflheim than anybody, and then went back for him on her own like “oh man the small one’s gone better go find him”
but then when he’s like “why are you here” she’s like “oh man can’t let him know i care, it’d damage my rep” and covers by being like “your friends were worried” as if she wasn’t one of the friends the whole time
The Signs as my Favourite Women in Literature pt. 2 (Earth)
Juliet Capulet (Romeo and Juliet) Juliet
Capulet grows during the play from a naïve, childish girl into a mature woman.
Her most outstanding personality trait is her willingness to do and give up
everything for love. However, Juliet is very responsible and she would never
risk her life if she wasn’t 100% sure. Right when she meets Romeo, she knows
that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him. But different from the
Montague-boy, she isn’t the type to rush things. Juliet knows of the necessity
of staying calm and thinking the situation through. She is normally both kind
and respectful especially in interaction with her mother. Before she meets
Romeo, her actions are mostly driven by logic and her parent’s expectations. But
as her feelings grow undeniable, she changes into a feisty, stubborn rebel with
her own ideas of life and love. From knowing that she can only be truly happy
while being together with Romeo, she gains an inner strength which makes her
stand up to her parents and beginning to handle things her own way. Juliet is
one of the strongest and bravest women in literature, risking everything for
personal happiness, willing to leave everything that’s steady and known behind
for being with the man she loves.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) At the
beginning of the story Hermione is a shy, insecure girl. Her steadiest and most
loyal companions are her books, in which she finds comfort. The young witch
absorbs all the knowledge she can find and she is working daily to know a
little bit more than the day before. Determination, patience and hard work make her
one of, if not the most intelligent witch in the wizarding world. As she grows
older, she notices that she can trust and rely on her qualities and she grows
into a self-confident, passionate woman, who always comes up with a plan to a
crisis. She develops a strong emotional connection to Harry and Ron and it is
especially around them, that we see her as a loving and dearly caring friend.
Although people see her as the pragmatic and concerned one of the trio,
Hermione is not afraid of adventure and she would jump right into the most
dangerous situations if it meant she could save the people close to her. She is
very loyal and would probably sacrifice a lot for people or creatures in need
of help. This brave, young woman never gave up on herself and thus grew into
one of the most heroic and admired women in literature.
Antigone (Antigone) At first
sight, Antigone is a rebellious, stubborn woman without respect for the laws of
secular rulers. When it’s said that burying her brother shall be forbidden, her
first instinct is to go and burry him anyway, all by herself. That’s an incredible
act of loyalty, not only in relationship to her brother but also in her duty to
the gods. To get the rightful funeral for her brother is not only a sign of
love towards her sibling but also a rebellion against the damnation of her
soul, which she believes, she would suffer from by betraying the gods and their
laws. To get what she wants, she acts strong, determined and will-full. It’s completely
natural for her to do everything possible to live up to her own beliefs. She
has her own, strict ideas of morals and ethics and everyone stepping out of her
borders of right and wrong, will be defeated by her arguments and philosophical
ideas. Antigone is uniquely powerful for her time and almost superior to others
only through the way she speaks and acts. She is today’s definition of a
feminist. Although mostly hidden by her warrior-self, she is a soft-hearted,
loving woman who craves a stable future with her fiancé Haemon.