division 26

The new physics department chair suggested that maybe I apply to the APS April Meeting instead of the APS March Meeting. It’s a slightly smaller meeting (18 divisions instead of 26), but its theme includes quantum foundations. Which is my research area. So. Maybe it would fit a little better. (Or maybe it’d incite extra competition over a more general meeting. *shrug*)

More importantly, since I want to present my capstone work and the April deadline is further off, I’ll have finished more of my project. More complete means better abstract.

I made it my goal for undergrad to do a science seminar and a big national meeting. I have the seminar scheduled next semester already. And I did a national divisional meeting last October. So a big national meeting is the natural next step up. If I could get an award at that meeting then that would be even better. But, at the least, presenting there is a goal within my reach.

I honestly do love giving oral presentations. I’ve won two awards for them already so I like to think that I know what I’m doing. But even more important than receiving awards, that confidence that I’m actually competent and above average in something helps me strive for more. To raise my own bar higher.

Being a woman in a male-dominated field I have to remind myself that, no matter what bogus impression some men might have of me, whatever they expect me to be like, I am still worthy. I have accomplished a lot more in accolades than all of my classmates combined. I do not need to constantly compare myself, but in those desperate times, my accolades remind me that I am not an imposter. I worked for it. I deserve it.

I just want to be better than my past self.

UFC considering women's flyweight division for Season 26 of 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is now retired, but she’d be a great candidate to join the flyweight division if the UFC creates it. The one glaring hole on the UFC’s roster for the last several years has been the absence of a women’s flyweight division. It appears that will be

So it might be coming but it might not either. Who knows I guess.

The crew of the American tank “Sherman” M4A3E2 (Sherman Jumbo M4A3E2), company C, 37th tank battalion, 4th armored division (4th Armored Division), 26 December 1944, first entered the city of Bastogne, initiating the release of American troops surrounded in the city. The machine had the name “Cobra King”. The crew: the tank commander Lieutenant Charles Boggess (Lt. Charles Boggess), corporal Milton Dickerman (Cpl Milton Dickerman) and member: James J. Murphy (Pvt Murphy James G.), Hubert S. Smith (Pvt Hubert S. Smith) and Harold Hefner (Pvt Harold Hafner).

Rhody Tales, Pt. 1

Fandom: OMG, Check Please

Characters: Jack Zimmermann, OCs that may or may not be based on actual people

Notes: Almost all of the information about Woonsocket is correct. I fact-checked everything myself. Autumnfest and the OLQM festival are both real, as is the mill fire. Dynamite is the best sandwich in the world. Nap Lajoie is real and was actually from Woonsocket, among other baseball players that didn’t get as famous. Mathieu Schneider is not from Woonsocket originally, but since he played for Mount St Charles I guess they claim him as one of their own. And yes, Mount does hold the record for most consecutive state titles. I’m gonna get to that in another part. Two other NHL players are from Woonsocket as well. The Dunk refers to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, where the AHL team the Providence Bruins plays. 

@asexualdex I finally finished part 1. 

Jack paused outside his apartment building, staring up at the Dunk. It was still a weird experience seeing himself on the side of the building. It’s not that Samwell didn’t promote their hockey team, but the posters on the outside of Faber didn’t face Rt 146, where hundreds of thousands of people drove past hundred foot tall posters of Jack and the rest of the Falcs. Today, the southbound side of 146 was jammed with people trying to get to the beach. It was only 7:30am, but they day promised to be a scorcher. Who knew it would get so warm in Rhode Island in late July. Of course, Jack thought to himself as he stepped into the air conditioned lobby, Bittle would tell him this was nothing, Georgia summers were hot and humid, not a great combination.

Jack’s phone dinged on the counter. He reluctantly turned away from his laptop, one of his former professors sent him a really interesting article about some new historical locations opening in Massachusetts.

‘Good morning, honey!’ Jack smiled when he saw the text from Bitty, nearly forgetting the article. ‘I was looking for some bakeries to try the next time I visit, and I found something you would really be interested in!’ At the end of the text was a hyperlink. Jack clicked through, expecting a similar article to the one he had just been reading. He scanned the article, freezing on the words “French-Canadian”. A sudden pang of homesickness hit Jack, which surprised him. He was used to living away from home, but there was still a part of him that remembered being 10 years old, playing hockey with the neighborhood kids on the pond, their parents yelling encouragement in French. Jack scrolled back up and read the article again. He opened another web tab on his phone and searched Google for a few minuted. Writing down an address, he dialed a familiar number.

“Hey, Georgia. Can I borrow your car? There’s something I need to do today…”

Jack followed the directions of the GPS, travelling up 146. Eventually, he started to see exit signs for the city he was trying to reach. He passed through an intersection, the GPS telling him he was 10 minutes from his destination. He stayed in the far right lane, passing stores and such lining the highway. Finally, Jack crested the hill overlooking Park Square, Woonsocket. Directly in front of him, a church took up most of the block. Amusement park rides were being set up on the grassy area of the church, and brightly colored booths took up parking lot space. To his right, an old-fashioned candy shop advertising maple butter and other treats backed a strip mall, and to his left the parking lot of a grocery store was jammed packed. Jack didn’t realize he missed his turn until the GPS said “recalculating”. Luckily, it found an alternate route for him to take.

Jack turned right onto Providence Street, passing a small baseball field. A bunch of kids were playing on the field, not really an organized game, but pickup baseball. He followed Providence Street until the end, admiring the older Colonial houses.

“Must’ve been built during the early mill years,” Jack spoke aloud to himself. He turned right onto South Main Street, admiring the Baptist church. He finally entered Market Square, the dam on his left and the river flowing on his right. Most of the buildings looked original. Jack missed the entrance to the parking lot of the Museum of Work and Culture, so he followed traffic around the square. He managed to make his way to Main Street, admiring the original mill buildings. One caught his eye, and Jack quickly pulled into the parking lot next to the building. He stared up at the giant mural painted in the side of the building, large lettering reading “Bienvenue à Woonsocket, The French Quarter”. Jack couldn’t quite identify the emotions welling up inside him. It was part homesickness, part the feeling that he found home, and part something else. He was frozen in place, standing outside Georgia’s car, traffic passing by on Main St. Jack finally unfroze and pulled his phone out of his pocket. He took a picture of the mural, telling himself he would send it to his dad and Bits later on.

“Welcome to the Museum of Work and Culture,” An teenager greeted Jack at the information desk. “How can I help you today?”

“Uh, one adult ticket please,” He answered. The teenager processed his request.

“Are you visiting from Québec?” The girl asked him, taking his money and making change. She noticed the surprised look on his face. “My grandfather is from Québec, your accent reminded me of his,” She explained, handing Jack his ticket and change.

“Visiting, but not from Québec,” Jack said. “I play hockey in Providence.”

Recognition dawned on the teenagers face. “You play for the Falconers.”

“Uh, yes,” Jack answered. “Jack Zimmermann, right wing.”

“Lynne Gervais. My family are huge fans of yours and the Falcs,” The teenager introduced herself. Jack tried not to blush.

“Thank you. It’s always great to meet fans,” He answered. “Do you mind if I…?” He pointed into the museum.

“Of course,” Lynne answered. “Go on in. There’s maps by the door, if you’d like.” Jack nodded his thanks and entered the museum, picking up a map as he passed by.

Jack paused between exhibits, studying the map.

“Bonjour, Monsieur Zimmermann,” Someone spoke to Jack’s right. He looked up to see an older man standing there, with a nametag that identified him as Adrien Nadeau, tour guide.

“Bonjour, Monsieur Nadeau,” Jack shook the man’s hand. He was surprised they were almost eye level.  

“Enjoying the museum?” Adrien asked.

“Very much,” Jack answered. “I never knew there was a French-Canadian city in Rhode Island.”

Adrien laughed, commenting, “It’s a well kept secret. Here, let me show you around.” Jack followed the older man through the museum, to an exhibit hall with sports memorabilia and photos. Jack did a double take when he saw one of the hockey jerseys mounted on the wall. The jersey itself was red, with a blue stripe bounded by white stripes running through the middle. On the blue stripe was stitched an interlocking M, St, and C. The jersey reminded Jack almost of the Montreal Canadiens jersey his father wore for years.

“That’s a jersey from the 1985 Mount Saint Charles hockey team. Mount swept the high school division for hockey, recording 26 consecutive state titles. Plenty of those boys went pro, too. Still the best hockey program in the state,” Adrien explained to Jack. He pointed to a team picture, high school boys and their coaches surrounding a banner proclaiming Mount St. Charles the 1985 State Champions. “That’s Mathieu Schneider. Got drafted by the Canadiens two years after this picture was taken. Played for them for a few months before they sent him back to his juniors team. Ended up getting pulled back up and won the Cup with them in 1993.” Jack stared at the picture, trying to remember if Bob had ever told him about Schneider. “Of course,” Adrien pulled Jack’s attention to a photograph on the other side of the room. “Most baseball fans know Nap Lajoie, only Woonsocket resident to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.” Jack studied the picture of Nap, recognizing the French-Canadian features.

“You’re first generation, correct?” Jack asked Adrien. The older man nodded.

“My parents brought me and my brothers here when I was 10. My father’s grandparents moved here when they got married, but his parents moved back to Canada. When industry in Woonsocket boomed during World War Two, my parents moved back here for a few years. My father served overseas, in Italy, and my mother worked in the mills,” Adrien led Jack to another section of the museum, pointing to a picture of a mill building. “After the war, they had some business to wrap up in Canada, which is when I was born. Then we moved back here. My father worked as a photographer for the Woonsocket Call until he retired.” Adrien stared at the photograph, lost in thought. Jack the read the description. ‘Alice Mill, located on First Street. Established 1901, closed 2001.’

“Is this the mill your mother worked in?” He asked Adrien.

“Yep. The mill dyed cloth, some of it went on to supply the soldiers fighting the war, some of it stayed local.” Adrien moved to another photograph. “Unfortunately, the mill burned down in 2012. It was one of the biggest mill fires in the area, the smoke plume could be seen for miles.” Adrien shook his head, turning away from the dramatic photo. “Here, I’ll show you some of the better Woonsocket traditions.”

“On Main Street, there’s a mural. How much of Woonsocket is the French Quarter?” Jack asked, following Adrien back towards the front of the museum.

Adrien laughed. “Officially, the downtown area has been known as the French Quarter since the city was founded. But most of the city is French-Canadian, mostly third and fourth generation now. There’s a group of us first and second generation people that meet once in awhile and reminisce about the old days.” He stopped in front of a series of photographs, clearly showing the same setting in different time periods. “The city started Autumnfest in 1979. It happens every Columbus Day Weekend, and, if you ask me, it’s the best weekend of the year. No better place to get dynamite.” Jack broke away from one of the newer photos to stare incredulously at Adrien. The older man burst out laughing. “Calm down, Jacques. I’m not talking about the explosive. Dynamite is a sandwich, hamburger cooked with peppers and onions and red pepper, served in a torpedo roll. Strictly Woonsocket French-Canadian, and every family has their own recipe.”

“I passed a church setting up for a festival on the way in. Was that in Woonsocket or no?” Jack asked, wandering around the room to look at other pictures from Autumnfests past.

“Out in Park Square? That’s Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs. They have a summer festival every year, this year is their 60th anniversary.” Adrien answered. The two walked back out to the front, where Lynne was still tending the information desk. Adrien retrieved a piece of paper from the desk and wrote something down, then walked back over to Jack. The hockey player’s head was spinning, he’d learned so much about the small city in one day.

“Here’s my phone number and email. Call me sometime and come to one of the meetings of the old folks. Some of them have stories from before I lived in the city, they know it better than I do,” Adrien offered Jack the piece of paper. “And you’re always welcome back here, tell ‘em you know Adrien Nadeau and they’ll give you the VIP treatment.” Jack laughed.

“Thank you so much, Adrien. It’s been an honor getting a tour from you.” The two men shook hands again, and Jack left the building. He crossed the square and stood at the side of the dam. He pulled his phone out of his pocket, sending Bitty a text with the picture of the mural, then dialing his dad’s number. He heard the line ring for a few moments before Bob picked up.

“Hey, Dad. Did you ever play with a guy named Mathieu Schneider? He’s from this little French-Canadian city in Rhode Island named Woonsocket…..”

The year is almost ending, so I took the time to prepare to you a series of links that might interest you, as well as resources, books, websites and tools, hope you find some of the helpful!

But first things first, here is a list of the blogs that I personally follow

Caroline here again for your monthly rec roundup! August’s episode is about fanworks for fun and profit: the creation and business of all things fannish, and so here we are. And if you’re wondering where the pastiche recs are? They’re coming up tomorrow in their own post. Stay tuned!

Both queersherlockian and guixonlove recommend commission artists:

queersherlockian further recommends the following artists she’s commissioned and would commission again in a heartbeat:

guixonlove also further recs some of her favorite commissions:

@soyeahso has several artist and store recs:

drinkingcocoa-tpp has a load of recs as well:

forsciencejohn recs plushie maker buneesi

@avawatson recs yoshiwara-den-of-sin’s etsy shop for fannish key chains, jewelry, and baubles. 

For pastiche recs – maybe the oldest kind of fandom for profit works out there – stay tuned for a separate rec post!


T-26 tanks of the 200th Chinese division
T-26, the 200th division was destroyed during the Burmese operations
Japanese soldiers posing on captured Kuomintang Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A
Tank M4 Provisional tank group
Stuart Provisional tank group
Indian cavalry unit moves into Rangoon
Lee I in Burma, 1945
Medium tank M3 Lee in a battle South of Mandalay, Burma, 20 March 1945.

The Sergeant Stubby was the most decorated WWI dog and the only dog ​​to be promoted to sergeant through combat. The Boston Bull Terrier began as the mascot of the 102nd Infantry Yankee Division 26, and ended up becoming a fighting dog in the making. Raised in the front lines, was wounded in a gas attack from the start, which gave a sensitivity to gas that later allowed him to warn his soldiers inlet gas attacks by running and barking. He helped found the wounded soldiers, even capturing a German spy who was trying to assign Allied trenches. Stubby was the first dog to be given rank in the Armed Forces of the United States, and was decorated for his part in seventeen engagements, being wounded twice.


Pz. Kpfw. IV Ausf. H 8-th company of the 26th tank regiment (8./Pz.Rgt.26) the 26th Panzer division (26. Panzer-Division). This unit participated in the attack on the American positions South of Salerno, losing 9 out of 14 machines. The machine was hit by anti-tank artillery fire and RPG Bazooka. In the frame of the machine destroyed in this terrain is a group of six tanks. Italy, Salerno, 14 September 1943.

Origins of Peter as Pope

The New Testament contains five different metaphors for the foundation of the Church (Matt. 16:18, 1 Cor. 3:11, Eph. 2:20, 1 Pet. 2:5–6, Rev. 21:14). One metaphor that has been disputed is Jesus Christ’s calling the apostle Peter “rock”: “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18). 

Some have tried to argue that Jesus did not mean that his Church would be built on Peter but on something else. 

Some argue that in this passage there is a minor difference between the Greek term for Peter (Petros) and the term for rock (petra), yet they ignore the obvious explanation: petra, a feminine noun, has simply been modifed to have a masculine ending, since one would not refer to a man (Peter) as feminine. The change in the gender is purely for stylistic reasons. 

These critics also neglect the fact that Jesus spoke Aramaic, and, as John 1:42 tells us, in everyday life he actually referred to Peter as Kepha or Cephas (depending on how it is transliterated). It is that term which is then translated into Greek as petros. Thus, what Jesus actually said to Peter in Aramaic was: “You are Kepha and on this very kepha I will build my Church.”

The Church Fathers, those Christians closest to the apostles in time, culture, and theological background, clearly understood that Jesus promised to build the Church on Peter, as the following passages show. 

Tatian the Syrian

“Simon Cephas answered and said, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah: flesh and blood has not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say unto thee also, that you are Cephas, and on this rock will I build my Church; and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it” (The Diatesseron 23 [A.D. 170]). 


“Was anything withheld from the knowledge of Peter, who is called ‘the rock on which the Church would be built’ [Matt. 16:18] with the power of ‘loosing and binding in heaven and on earth’ [Matt. 16:19]?” (Demurrer Against the Heretics 22 [A.D. 200]). 

“[T]he Lord said to Peter, ‘On this rock I will build my Church, I have given you the keys of the kingdom of heaven [and] whatever you shall have bound or loosed on earth will be bound or loosed in heaven’ [Matt. 16:18–19]… . What kind of man are you, subverting and changing what was the manifest intent of the Lord when he conferred this personally upon Peter? Upon you, he says, I will build my Church; and I will give to you the keys” (Modesty 21:9–10 [A.D. 220]). 

The Letter of Clement to James

“Be it known to you, my lord, that Simon [Peter], who, for the sake of the true faith, and the most sure foundation of his doctrine, was set apart to be the foundation of the Church, and for this end was by Jesus himself, with his truthful mouth, named Peter” (Letter of Clement to James 2 [A.D. 221]). 

The Clementine Homilies

“[Simon Peter said to Simon Magus in Rome:] ‘For you now stand in direct opposition to me, who am a firm rock, the foundation of the Church’ [Matt. 16:18]” (Clementine Homilies 17:19 [A.D. 221]). 


“Look at [Peter], the great foundation of the Church, that most solid of rocks, upon whom Christ built the Church [Matt. 16:18]. And what does our Lord say to him? ‘Oh you of little faith,’ he says, ‘why do you doubt?’ [Matt. 14:31]” (Homilies on Exodus 5:4 [A.D. 248]). 

Cyprian of Carthage

“The Lord says to Peter: ‘I say to you,’ he says, ‘that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not overcome it. And to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven … ’ [Matt. 16:18–19]. On him [Peter] he builds the Church, and to him he gives the command to feed the sheep [John 21:17], and although he assigns a like power to all the apostles, yet he founded a single chair [cathedra], and he established by his own authority a source and an intrinsic reason for that unity. Indeed, the others were that also which Peter was [i.e., apostles], but a primacy is given to Peter, whereby it is made clear that there is but one Church and one chair… . If someone does not hold fast to this unity of Peter, can he imagine that he still holds the faith? If he [should] desert the chair of Peter upon whom the Church was built, can he still be confident that he is in the Church?” (The Unity of the Catholic Church 4; 1st edition [A.D. 251]). 

“There is one God and one Christ, and one Church, and one chair founded on Peter by the word of the Lord. It is not possible to set up another altar or for there to be another priesthood besides that one altar and that one priesthood. Whoever has gathered elsewhere is scattering” (Letters 43[40]:5 [A.D. 253]). 

“There [John 6:68–69] speaks Peter, upon whom the Church would be built, teaching in the name of the Church and showing that even if a stubborn and proud multitude withdraws because it does not wish to obey, yet the Church does not withdraw from Christ. The people joined to the priest and the flock clinging to their shepherd are the Church. You ought to know, then, that the bishop is in the Church and the Church in the bishop, and if someone is not with the bishop, he is not in the Church. They vainly flatter themselves who creep up, not having peace with the priests of God, believing that they are 
secretly [i.e., invisibly] in communion with certain individuals. For the Church, which is one and Catholic, is not split nor divided, but it is indeed united and joined by the cement of priests who adhere one to another” (ibid., 66[69]:8). 


“But what is his error … who does not remain on the foundation of the one Church which was founded upon the rock by Christ [Matt. 16:18], can be learned from this, which Christ said to Peter alone: ‘Whatever things you shall bind on earth shall be bound also in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth, they shall be loosed in heaven’ [Matt. 16:19]” (collected in Cyprian’s Letters74[75]:16 [A.D. 253]). 

“[Pope] Stephen [I] … boasts of the place of his episcopate, and contends that he holds the succession from Peter, on whom the foundations of the Church were laid [Matt. 16:18]… . [Pope] Stephen … announces that he holds by succession the throne of Peter” (ibid., 74[75]:17). 

Ephraim the Syrian

“[Jesus said:] ‘Simon, my follower, I have made you the foundation of the holy Church. I betimes called you Peter, because you will support all its buildings. You are the inspector of those who will build on earth a Church for me. If they should wish to build what is false, you, the foundation, will condemn them. You are the head of the fountain from which my teaching flows; you are the chief of my disciples’” (Homilies 4:1 [A.D. 351]). 


“You cannot deny that you are aware that in the city of Rome the episcopal chair was given first to Peter; the chair in which Peter sat, the same who was head—that is why he is also called Cephas [‘Rock’]—of all the apostles; the one chair in which unity is maintained by all” (The Schism of the Donatists 2:2 [A.D. 367]). 

Ambrose of Milan

“[Christ] made answer: ‘You are Peter, and upon this rock will I build my Church… . ’ Could he not, then, strengthen the faith of the man to whom, acting on his own authority, he gave the kingdom, whom he called the rock, thereby declaring him to be the foundation of the Church [Matt. 16:18]?” (The Faith 4:5 [A.D. 379]). 

“It is to Peter that he says: ‘You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church’ [Matt. 16:18]. Where Peter is, there is the Church. And where the Church is, no death is there, but life eternal” (Commentary on Twelve Psalms of David 40:30 [A.D. 389]). 

Pope Damasus I

“Likewise it is decreed … that it ought to be announced that … the holy Roman Church has not been placed at the forefront [of the churches] by the conciliar decisions of other churches, but has received the primacy by the evangelic voice of our Lord and Savior, who says: ‘You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it; and I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven… . ’ [Matt. 16:18–19]. The first see, therefore, is that of Peter the apostle, that of the Roman Church, which has neither stain nor blemish nor anything like it” (Decree of Damasus 3 [A.D. 382]). 


“‘But,’ you [Jovinian] will say, ‘it was on Peter that the Church was founded’ [Matt. 16:18]. Well … one among the twelve is chosen to be their head in order to remove any occasion for division” (Against Jovinian 1:26 [A.D. 393]).

“I follow no leader but Christ and join in communion with none but your blessedness [Pope Damasus I], that is, with the chair of Peter. I know that this is the rock on which the Church has been built. Whoever eats the Lamb outside this house is profane. Anyone who is not in the ark of Noah will perish when the flood prevails” (Letters 15:2 [A.D. 396]). 


“If the very order of episcopal succession is to be considered, how much more surely, truly, and safely do we number them [the bishops of Rome] from Peter himself, to whom, as to one representing the whole Church, the Lord said, ‘Upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not conquer it.’ Peter was succeeded by Linus, Linus by Clement. … In this order of succession a Donatist bishop is not to be found” (Letters 53:1:2 [A.D. 412]). 

Council of Ephesus

“Philip, the presbyter and legate of the Apostolic See [Rome], said: ‘There is no doubt, and in fact it has been known in all ages, that the holy and most blessed Peter, prince and head of the apostles, pillar of the faith, and foundation of the Catholic Church, received the keys of the kingdom from our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the human race, and that to him was given the power of loosing and binding sins: who down even to today and forever both lives and judges in his successors’” (Acts of the Council, session 3 [A.D. 431]). 

Sechnall of Ireland

“Steadfast in the fear of God, and in faith immovable, upon [Patrick] as upon Peter the [Irish] church is built; and he has been allotted his apostleship by God; against him the gates of hell prevail not” (Hymn in Praise of St. Patrick 3 [A.D. 444]). 

Pope Leo I

“Our Lord Jesus Christ … has placed the principal charge on the blessed Peter, chief of all the apostles… . He wished him who had been received into partnership in his undivided unity to be named what he himself was, when he said: ‘You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church’ [Matt. 16:18], that the building of the eternal temple might rest on Peter’s solid rock, strengthening his Church so surely that neither could human rashness assail it nor the gates of hell prevail against it” (Letters 10:1 [A.D. 445]). 

Council of Chalcedon

“Wherefore the most holy and blessed Leo, archbishop of the great and elder Rome, through us, and through this present most holy synod, together with the thrice blessed and all-glorious Peter the apostle, who is the rock and foundation of the Catholic Church, and the foundation of the orthodox faith, has stripped him [Dioscorus] of the episcopate” (Acts of the Council, session 3 [A.D. 451]). 

NIHIL OBSTAT: I have concluded that the materials 
presented in this work are free of doctrinal or moral errors. 
Bernadeane Carr, STL, Censor Librorum, August 10, 2004 
IMPRIMATUR: In accord with 1983 CIC 827
permission to publish this work is hereby granted. 


With on going protest in Milwaukee WI for the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, Milwaukee police have began searching for specific organizers in the city. In a preemptive move, Milwaukee police have issued arrest orders for specific organizers and refuse to even inform these organizers or their attorneys of any charges until they are in custody.

Today at a press conference,Khalil Coleman speaks on the call for his arrest

For three years now dating back to the in custody death of Derek Williams, I have been a vocal activist for the group Occupy the Hood Milwaukee. Within these three years we have faced four very influential cases of injustice; Darius Simmons, Derek Williams, Corey Stingley, and now a national case with Dontre Hamilton.

Just recently, I have been arrested three times for civil disobedience, have been personally called out by our chief of police and now am wanted (without a warrant issued) for ‘interrogation and desire to charge’ by Milwaukee Police Department. They have searched for me for two days now using the Fugitive and Apprehension Division.

Since December 26, after our rally on 27th & Burleigh, targets were identified for arrest. On December 29th, we will be releasing information to the public regarding these “temporary warrants” issued. Our goal is to develop a community where we can police ourselves, correct ourselves, and have a community response team in place throughout identified neighborhoods.

We believe that these are intimidating and harassment tactics by MPD to isolate protesters and die down the movement. We stand against community repression, suppression and oppression. Milwaukee has been unjust for years and years, and we must bring a spotlight to this crisis of police violence.

State Senator Lena Taylor  and Verona Swanigan will represent Khalil and the others in court Khalil Coleman has been a major backbone for his community for years abd one of the main organizers for the Dontre Hamilton marches    
Seattle Rally 8/13/12

First of all, I just want to thank @desirexe for taking time out of her day and driving me all the way to Kent very, very early this morning for Seattle Rally. I feel incredibly bad that I could not get that shirt for you but hopefully that at any upcoming Key Club event I can get it for you.

Second - Seattle Rally from 9am - 4:30pm
Today, I was able to meet some amazingly talented and incredibly funny people at Seattle Rally.
For the first part we all played ice-breakers (which didn’t really help since for most of the games I stayed within my normal group of friends.) and was able to see all the different divisions in our district. I’ve gotta say, there were many spirited people here today to represent their division. But- 2-6!!!!

Before all of the forums, the whole district came together in the auditorium and heard many speeches. one that stuck out to me the most was “Hold up! … That is whack!" by the one and only Hoan Do. This guy never failed to keep me interested during his speech, and had nothing but great things to say that could relate to me. Not to mention he was absolutely hilarious and that fact the he re enacted his "Hey Micky” performance for us all in his cheerleading outfit. Haha. 

We proceeded onto lunch and the entire time, Andry, @sharonfelix, Maxine and I were snackin’ on some fruit snacks. :). Oh! And wrote “Call Me Maybe?” on a piece of paper with a certain someone’s number on it and left it at the lunch table in hopes that someone else would pick it up and randomly call it to see if it was some hot girls number. But really it would M-Wo’s number. Lol. (Thank goodness he doesn’t have a tumblr.)

After that, we went on to the second part of the forums and some of us decided to to go “How to Woo With Wu”. Might I add, that that was the highlight of my day. I couldn’t help but laugh and agree with some of the things that he had said. And Sharon, Max and I couldn’t help but find it adorable that he was giving relationship advice and (for some reason) has never been in a real relationship before. He’s said some wise words, and I honestly have no idea how he’s never had a girlfriend. 

Well, I don’t want to bore you with the rest of this, ‘cause most of the people that are reading this probably went to Seattle Rally. Or no one is actually reading this. (…awkward…)

But, to anyone that is reading this, I hope that this encourages some of you (high schoolers specifically) to join Key Club, 'cause in the end, it’s definitely worth it and you get to meet some incredible people. :)

Oh, and before I forget. Tell me why I was able to find about 5 or 6 cute guys today and Sharon and Max weren’t able to find one?

And Andry, that guy in the green lei was cute!

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