fringe '13

Did you know?
  • Sixty percent of rural libraries have a single location as part of their administrative system, hampering economies of scale.
  • Rural libraries furthest from population centers (“rural remote”) are most likely to be single-outlet entities and lag rural counterparts (“rural distant” and “rural fringe”) in most measures of operational capacity.
  • Rural library broadband capacity falls short of benchmarks set for U.S. home access, which is 25 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload speeds. By contrast, rural fringe libraries average 13/8.6 Mbps, rural distant is 7.7/2.2 Mbps and rural remote is 6.7/1 Mbps.
  • Overall, one in 10 rural libraries report their internet speeds rarely meet patron needs.
  • Rural libraries are on par with colleagues in larger communities in terms of public wi-fi access and providing patrons’ assistance with basic computer and internet training, but more specialized training and resources can lag.
  • More than half of all rural libraries offer programs that help local residents apply for jobs and use job opportunity resources (e.g., online job listings, resume software), and rural libraries are comparable to their peers in providing work space for mobile workers.
  • Significant proportions of all rural libraries (even the most remote) offer programs and services related to employment, entrepreneurship, education, community engagement and health and wellness.
  • The level of programming and services is particularly noteworthy in light of staffing levels: 4.2 median FTE for rural fringe, 2.0 for rural distant and just 1.3 for rural remote libraries.
  • Rural libraries were the least likely to report renovations had taken place in the past five years; about 15 percent, compared with a national average of 21 percent. The Digital Inclusion Survey noted a relationship between facility updates and services and library program offerings.

Source: New report explores rural library technology access

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4.13 A Better Human Being

Peter, how do you want to play this?  Look, you don’t have to answer now.  I just want you to think about it.

Olivia, I’m thinking about it.  It’s all I’ve been thinking about.  And I’m afraid.  I’m afraid because I’ve made this mistake before.  I betrayed the Olivia that I love.  But what I’m really afraid of is . . . when I look into your eyes, I know it’s you.  

I know it’s you.

Um, I just gotta … I just gotta go pee.

anonymous asked:

zanab can you give me some things to read for understanding the palestinian conflict? im definitely pro-palestine but i feel like i dont even know that much about it besides the fact the IDF is killing pali civilians and that over the past half century the size of palestinian land has decreased. im just trying to know the bare minimum so i dont seem ignorant im sure afterwards i can find out more about it myself thank you if you do in advance :)

Palestine before the ‘conflict’:

(1)  Population, statistics and other demographical information about Palestinians in Palestine prior to 1940. 

(2) Some very detailed and extensive maps of Palestine prior to 1948 massacres.

The ‘conflict’ summarized: 

(3) 

Origin of the ‘conflict’ 

(4)  A very thorough introduction by one of my favourite groups, Jews for Peace. I’d suggest scrolling through the references for more information. 

1948, The Nakba: the forced removal of Palestinians, the killing of Palestinians and what the exodus represented for Palestine + the Deir Yassin Massacre.

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(6) (+ this link about the Deir Yassin Massacre) 

1967: the Israel’s ‘Preventative War’ on Egypt, Syria and the occupation of West Bank, and Gaza 

(7) 

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1973: The Yom Kippur War

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The occupation of Palestine, timelines and maps: 

(12) You can see the progression of Palestinian politics as well, the creation of fringes and counterpolicy groups

(13)  Maps of Palestine over the years of Israeli presence, invasion, forced expulsion and occupation. 

The current situation in Palestine:

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War crimes committed by Israel: 

(16) Page 2, 3

(17) Operation Cast Lead, the use of chemical weapons by the IDF, the use of Palestinians as human shields by the IDF 

List of U.N resolutions against Israel 

(18)

List of massacres against Palestinians 

(19) All of the links, unfortunately, describe situations that are graphic but this one link specifically I must warn is overtly graphic. 

Human Rights Violations against Palestinians as induced by Israeli policy as well as the IDF: 

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If there is anything you think I should add, if there is an issue with the links etc, please let me know–also please let me know when you see this! Thank you. 

Drift Compatible

Pairings: Jongkey, Jongho, Minkey, Jongkeyho
Rating: PG-13 (for language and brief non-explicit mentions of teh sex)
Word count: 1800+
Synopsis: *movie trailer voice* The poly OT3 Boyfriends Assemble nerds are back, and this time they’re on a beach vacation, cuddling and watching nerdy movies!

(read the first installment in this au, if you want– it’s not necessary to understand this fic though)

As much as Jonghyun loved swimming in the ocean with Minho or tanning on the sand next to Gwiboon, his favorite part about their beach vacation was when the day dimmed to twilight, and they retreated to their small beach bungalow, with salt in their hair and sand between their toes, to cuddle on the sofa and eat with unrivaled and vigorous appetites as the breeze moved through the open windows of the house.

Minho and Gwiboon were making dinner in the kitchen tonight, and they had tasked Jonghyun with choosing their evening movie. He was now in the process of severely overthinking it, as he alternated between scrolling through Netflix and pawing through the stack of DVDs that he had brought in its own small suitcase from home.

“All of Fringe and Warehouse 13? Really, Jjong?” Minho had raised an eyebrow when he saw Jonghyun packing the bag.

“I’m more concerned with why he packed Voyager instead of The Next Generation.” His girlfriend held up the offending DVDs.

“You never know what we might be in the mood for,” Jonghyun said, pointing at Minho. He turned to Gwiboon. “And don’t shit on Voyager. Captain Janeway is amazing.”

Jonghyun deliberated now as he tapped his fingers against the surface of the Voyager boxed set. He decided at last that he wasn’t feeling it, and set it aside. He had been squatting next to the bag for so long that his legs were hurting, and he rubbed his shins absently as he tried to pick something.

As if she had heard his thoughts, Gwiboon called from the kitchen. “You have thirty seconds, Jjong, or I’m going to make you rewatch the second J. J. Abrams Star Trek movie.”

Minho’s repulsed “ugh!” was so strong that Jonghyun could imagine him physically recoiling from Gwiboon.

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