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I just saw a post that said “if i wanted to be turned down by pretty straight girls with misleading undercuts i could just go to the farmer’s market” and I have never been more offended in my life

Hey everyone, I just want you to know that I’m starting a campaign called CHUNKY CHIPS AHOY BOMBARDMENT where my team and I plan on replacing everything rose eats and drinks with chunky chips ahoy milliseconds before she taste it, plaguing her with chunky chips ahoy for the rest of her life. I’d really appreciate some support so if you are interested in being a part of this campaign please ask me how to get involved. Thanks! 🍪

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Columbine Shooter's Mother: I Carry Him 'Everywhere I Go, Always'
Sue Klebold says she wishes she'd asked her son Dylan "the kinds of questions that would've encouraged him to open up." Published 17 years after the massacre, her new memoir is A Mother's Reckoning.

From NPR: 

In her new memoir, A Mother’s Reckoning, Sue describes the guilt, despair, shame and confusion that have plagued her in the 17 years since the Columbine massacre. She hopes that her book will honor the memories of the people her son killed, and perhaps help other parents whose children may be struggling with mental health issues. (All of the author revenues from the book, minus expenses, will be donated to research and charitable foundations focusing on mental health issues).


Anyone interested in reading this memoir for Term 2? You can also read or listen to this news report and use as a current event for extra credit. 

SEAL Team 6, unit that killed Osama bin Laden, died in helicopter crash: What I think about it ?

SEAL Team 6, unit that killed Osama bin Laden, died in helicopter crash:

The Associated Press reported that the majority of the 31 American troops killed Saturday when the Taliban shot down a military helicopter over Afghanistan were members of SEAL Team 6, the elite team that killed Osama bin Laden in May.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivered news of the 38 total fatalities, the highest single-day U.S. death toll in the decade of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan.

The AP cited only “AP sources” in reporting that the dead troops were part of SEAL Team 6. NATO acknowledged that the crash had happened, but did not give a reason why, or release names yet. NATO has also not released their own fatality count.

The elite special forces group came to the public’s attention this spring, when details of the raid on bin Laden’s compound were leaked to an awestruck country.

UPDATE: CNN is reporting that none of the SEALs in the crash were members of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. Officials now confirm that the helicopter was shot down by insurgents.

OPINION:

  • 1. THE WRONG NUMBERS

 ABC news 25 seals dead
CNN news 22 seals dead
MSNBC news “over 20” seals dead

These are all current numbers as of right now taken from each “news” website. Does anyone see a problem here? Either our government officials can’t count or lying is going on.

  • 2.  Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to put that many highly trained and extremely valuable operators in one antique Chinook?  It’s like giving someone paper cuts all over their body and then chumming them behind a boat in Great White waters.

          I am so curious why those in command would choose to use a huge, slow moving sitting duck of a helicopter to transport such valualble personnel instead of having three or four faster helicopters thus avoiding such a high loss from a single rocket propelled gernade.

  • 3.  This story is being used to reinforce the “validity” of the fairy tale about shooting Bin Laden at the house in Pakistan and then immediately dumping his body into the vast, deep blue sea.  To issue the story is one reinforcement, then the correction is another reinforcement.  It is clear that they are concerned that many of us don’t buy their lame assed bullshit story.

question: if the fbi thing does show treason and trump gets impeached or whatever, will it just be someone else from the republican party or would it be the VP (but he’s already under invesgitagion for russian ties along with trump isn’t he? so he would be disqualified right? also if it’s treason wouldn’t a whole lot of his cabinet be disqualified too? i know there’s a  chain of command if someone DIES but if the prez is found to be guilty of treason wouldn’t that mess it up since the cabnet might be considered complicit in it?) so would it be hillary since she was the other valid candidate in the race, or….. how would this work out if it did happen? i’m confused.

Can I start a petition on tumblr that demands that whoever posts a “fact” or “update” or piece of “news” has to add a link at the end of the post to a reliable news source/video/photo that backs up whatever is being stated in the post? Obviously you can’t find a link to some hilarious thing your dad said, but at least try to prove you have reliable sources for news, events, and people.

confession: I’ve recently found out two bits of information that has left me feeling… well, I honestly don’t know how I feel. The first bit was from cousin of ours. She decided to pay the money to find out our ancestry and it turns out that our family, on my maternal grandparent’s side, is from Ghana and the Cote d’Ivoire. While I’m excited to know this, I don’t know what to do with this information. The second bit I just found out today. My mom was talking to some family of mine from Cleveland (I don’t know them very well) and apparently I’m related to Tamir Rice. This information hit me harder than I expected. When I first found out about Tamir’s murder, I was angry. Now that I know he was a cousin of mine, I just want to cry. I’m so full of emotions now that I don’t know what to do.

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