explaining!

So this is legit the message Trump left at the Holocaust memorial in Israel -

- and, yeah.

One Republican official, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, said after meeting Trump recently he did not think the president had a firm enough grasp on the nuances of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“I don’t think he understands it,” said the official, adding that Trump needed more detailed briefings before leaving on Friday. “I think it’s a very difficult challenge and I hope he’s going to talk to a lot of smart people.”

Conversations with some officials who have briefed Trump and others who are aware of how he absorbs information portray a president with a short attention span.

He likes single-page memos and visual aids like maps, charts, graphs and photos.

National Security Council officials have strategically included Trump’s name in ‘as many paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he’s mentioned,’ according to one source, who relayed conversations he had with NSC officials.

[source: Reuters]

“Wow. That is absolutely pathetic. Our President can only understand the world to the extent it involves…himself.”

anonymous asked:

I'm a white girl so I don't know if it's okay for me to be bothered by this, but I have a lot of friends (also white) making posts about what's going on in Marawi, Palestine, etc. and adding unhelpful but well-meaning comments and making tweets saying things like "I get so heated when people assume all Muslims are terrorists". it feels like they want brownie points for not being like those other, nastier white people and idk how to call them out, considering my own whiteness?

white anon again: I think you’ve said you’re not a POC but I figure as a prominent voice in the discourse a message would be seen by a lot of people who are, with differing opinions. sorry if that’s presumptuous or annoying!

im from The White Republic, but i’d like to know how to handle situations like that too

anonymous asked:

manner hand thing?

Jungkook didn’t place his hand on her shoulder out of respect. In Korea this refers to a male celebrity (in most cases, I guess) not touching the shoulder or arm of the female that they are posing with. That’s that “manner hand” thing.
Most international fans might take it wrong but it means that he shows respect.

Hey! I’m sorry for the post I made yesterday, I didn’t mean to alarm anyone. I know some of you saw it but most of you didn’t, but I still feel like I need to justify it somehow. I had somewhat of a crisis last night and I am dealing with a lot of different things at the moment and I’m just in a very bad place. I am going to take a break for a while, feel free to still message me or anything, I just won’t be posting for a bit. Hope you have a lovely day and, as always, happy simming.

anonymous asked:

theres no reason to ship jared and Evan or evan and connor, but people still do. like Jesus calm down it's a ship. people ship bc of dynamics and such. + most people don't really go with the canon characteristics. it's just how it is

I’m not a wholehearted supporter of Jared/Evan or Connor/Evan either, but at least I can see the reasoning behind it. Jared and Evan are friends, arguably ex-best friends, they have a relationship that could potentially become more. Connor/Evan is a little harder because he’s dead, but they had that one (just one, but whatever) interaction in the library where Connor seemed like he was really trying to be good, and then he signed Evan’s cast, plus those emails were pretty gay. (Not getting into it, but they were falsified and not a representation of Connor’s real personality at all).

And I know people ship because of dynamics, that’s why I’m confused - Connor and Jared have never spoken, except literally once, where Jared called him a freak. Personally, Jared/Connor just seems like a fandom effort to ship every guy with every other guy just for the sake of having gay ships, and that kinda pisses me off. And I’m not saying it’s deliberate, but that’s how it looks from the outside.

All I ask is that, at least, if you’re gonna make content for the guys of the show, match the quantity with content for the ladies of the show too. Zoe, Alana, Heidi, Cynthia - all complex and interesting characters that don’t deserve to be shoved behind some gay ships for fans to play with at their will.

a lot of unpleasant things happened during high school partly due to environment and partly due to Guys but i mostly didn’t recognize how messed up they were at the time and then after high school i for the most part just tried my hardest not to think about them so i’ve processed almost none of them so whenever i start talking about high school an enormous surge of angry words pour out of me and it’s terrible probably

Probably an unpopular opinion but it really bothers me in fanfiction, whenever Bucky tries to deal with what happened to him and the people The Winter Soldier killed and the guilt he feels, Steve or Sam or whoever just tells him “it’s not your fault” and brushes it to the side. Not because I think it’s his fault, it’s not, obviously, but because I feel like it takes away Bucky’s autonomy to his feelings. It brushes how Bucky feels about everything under the rug because by telling him “it’s not your fault” every time he talks about feeling guilty, you’re not allowing him to work through his guilt about what happened to him on his own, you’re not allowing him to express his own feelings and work through them on his own terms. Because, yeah, it’s not his fault, but Steve or Sam telling him that doesn’t make him feel any less guilty. And by brushing off his guilt and by dismissing it by saying “it’s not your fault,” they’re not allowing Bucky the right to feel how he feels, and they’re not allowing him to work out those feelings with them, the people he’s closest to and trusts the most. I don’t know if I’m explaining this right, but basically I feel like by just telling him that it’s not his fault, by not allowing him to express the guilt he feels without it getting brushed aside with a “it’s not your fault,” it is denying him the right to feel how he feels and talk about it and work through it on his own terms.