Roy stared down at Riza bleeding out in his arms. She smiled weakly up at him when his words reached her ears, hoping her sentiment would get through to him with her look alone. Riza knew he was blaming himself for what happened, but she didn’t blame him. He didn’t know. He wasn’t infallible, as much as he might have thought he was. Roy was human and there was no way he could have known they were walking right into a trap.
Tears formed at the corner of Roy’s eyes and threatened to fall. If help didn’t arrive soon, it would be too late. Her death would be on his hands.
He couldn’t lose her. Not after everything they had been through. They still had so much to do, still had so many things that needed to be said.
“Please…Riza,” her name passed his lips in barely a whisper. “Hold on. Stay with me. I need you.”
"I pray that Allah (swt) softens your hard heart by the love of Ameerul Momineen, Imam Ali (as)" Salam, Why do Shias refer to Ali (RA) in the manner of a prophet with (AS)? Jazak Allahu Khair :)
As you know, (ra) translates to ‘’may Allah be pleased with'’ and (as) translates to ‘’peace be upon.’’
Imam Ali (as) is a member of the Ahlulbayt (as), he is our first Imam and the greatest person to live after the Prophet (saw). Because of this station and his infallibility, we don’t say (ra) because there is no need to ask Allah (swt) to be pleased with Imam Ali (as), because we know He already is pleased with him, rather we say (as) which is used mainly for the 14 Infallibles and other extremely pious people such as Hazrat Abbas (as), Hazrat Zainab (sa), Hazrat Khadija (sa) etc.
Even early Sunni scholars would refer to Imam Ali, and the rest of the Ahlulbayt with (AS).
For example Ahmed bin Hanbal used ‘Aleyhis Salam’ for Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as): قرأت بسورتين قرأ بهما علي عليه السلام قال قرأ بهما Reference: Musnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Tradition 9182
Bukhari used 'Aleyhis Salam’ for Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) as well: حدثنا يحيى حدثنا وكيع عن الأعمش عن سعد بن عبيدة عن أبي عبد الرحمن عن علي عليه السلام قال Reference: Sahih Bukhari, book on the commentary of Quran, Hadith 4566
In conclusion, Imam Ali (as) is neither considered greater than the Prophet (saw) nor equal, rather Imam Ali (as) is only the successor and follower of the Holy Prophet (saw).
Imam Ali (as) was asked if he was superior to the Prophet (saw) to which he responded: ‘’I am but one of the servants of Muhammad (saw)’’. Reference: Al-Kafi vol. 1, p 89.
JJ's performance in episode 11 is so crucial in helping Yuuri move forward.
So I was really surprised when JJ choked in ep 11. If there was one person who I never thought would crack, it was JJ. I expected consistency from him, so when he messed up I was SUPER shocked.
And that’s the point.
Remember this scene from the same episode where Yuuri reacts to failing his jump? After executing a near perfect performance?
This is the look of someone who’s just… so angry at himself for failing. Someone who’s thinking “wow you’ve fucked up the year before and this year you have Viktor by your side and YOU STILL FUCK UP.”
Yet in episode 12 that’s no longer a prominent issue. You no longer see him terrified of failure, and you can tell that watching JJ gave him the insight that he needed.
This is him realising that even the most seemingly infallible are fallible. That they can and will cave in to the pressure from time to time, and that it’s okay.
And this is him realising that he’s NOT a failure. That he’s not some pathetic loser to everyone for messing up that jump.
And finally here’s where he finds a bit more confidence in himself and self-worth. Here’s where Yuuri realises that messing up does not undermine every other success he’s had, that it does not define him. That he failed at one jump, but he also succeeded at every other, and was brilliant enough to be one of the final six.
Here’s where he realises that he failed, and that he can forgive himself for that.
When Sherlock is talking about how everyone is human and he says “even YOU” to John, it’s totally flip flopping how John thinks it is. John thinks he’s the one who imagines Sherlock as this untouchable infallible being and he gets more and more angry the more that isn’t true because it means Sherlock might actually FEEL things like everyone else and that’s delving way too deep into John’s repressed love for him, you know?
But Sherlock saying “even YOU” undeniably tells John that Sherlock feels the same way, and that Sherlock thinks JOHN is this untouchable amazing human, that he puts John on this pedestal and adores him above all else and is only just realizing John is a human who hurts and feels things and is vulnerable and John needs to hear that SO BAD, he needs to know what he means to Sherlock, and really hear it from Sherlock himself because John’s gone through a lot and he needs reassurance that Sherlock does feel things and Sherlock IS human. That conversation is so much. They both are realizing exactly how real the other is, and exactly how much the other feels. That’s SUCH a big step.
1. Phone Nasa. Their phone number is (713) 483-3111. Explain that it’s very important that you get away as soon as possible.
2. If they do not cooperate, phone any friend you may have in the White House—(202) 456-1414—to have a word on your behalf with the guys at NASA.
3. If you don’t have any friends in the White House, phone the Kremlin (ask the overseas operator for 0107-095-295-9051). They don’t have any friends there either (at least, none to speak of-, but they do seem to have a little influence, so you may as well try.
4. If that also fails, phone the Pope for guidance. His telephone number is 011-39-6-6982, and I gather his switchboard is infallible.
5. If all these attempts fail, flag down a passing flying saucer and explain that it’s vitally important you get away before your phone bill arrives.
Douglas Adams, in his Introduction (A Guide to The Guide) to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
“lawful/neutral good characters are so boring” look i’m sorry Edgy Dickerson and Surly McAngstpain are the only character types that pique your interest. god forbid people enjoy their escapism in the form of characters that are diplomatic and chill and kind in this gross, cynical world
you know what’s funny about all the people believing this mess? they don’t even stop to think about idol culture. listen up.
idols train for years, in some cases the majority of their lives, in preparation for their debut. they are taught how to walk, talk, sing, dance, act, and interact on a daily basis. there is nothing remotely normal about their lives. do you really think they would throw away their success by doing something as blatantly ridiculous as throwing fan letters in the streets where anyone could see them? do you take them for fools? they have on several accounts shown their infallible gratitude towards their fans and their success. a group that doesn’t care wouldn’t produce their own songs and write their own lyrics. a group that doesn’t care wouldn’t cry upon their first, second, and third wins. a group that doesn’t care wouldn’t work themselves tirelessly to promote and tour. a group that doesn’t care wouldn’t do any of the things that the seventeen members do for us on a daily basis. what do they get in return? the unjust hate that we’re seeing.
you would have to be both exceptionally gullible and willing to believe the worst in order to give in to the bullshit that’s circulating. congratulations, new ex-carats, you’ve really played yourselves.
My dear, you keep conveniently forgetting the single most important obstacle to the rise of a fascist dictator: a stable, peaceful, prosperous democracy. You can have every element listed in those fearmongering checkoff lists about fascism, but with that ginormous obstacle in play, fascism will never come to these shores. Not only that, our 2nd Amd rights and our professional military will ensure that our people will never be subjugated by force, whether by foreign threats or from within.
Ok, you now sound like an NRA nut…and that’s being nice about it. “Yeah! Civil war! Guns. Rah rah! American is infallible and untouchable! Pew Pew Pew!”. Just for the record, you know who owns the vast majority of guns in this country? His insane supporters. That’s going to work out great for anyone going against them.
Anyway, Second Amendment Armed Resistance lunacy aside, a “stable, peaceful, prosperous democracy?” you say. Ok. Let’s break down that fallacy with a few facts.
Today Democrats decided to boycott the vote on Price and Mnuchin. Rules say you can’t vote on nominees without at least one person from each party present so Democrats just didn’t show up. The Senate committee went ahead and approved Trump Treasury and Health nominees without Democrats present after GOP unilaterally changed panel’s rules. I’m going to quote this: “The GOP just broke major committee’s rules to push through the nominations of Price/Mnuchin. This is an unprecedented break in Senate decorum. This means the Senate GOP are turning the Senate committee’s procedures into House committee’s procedures. This is dangerous because the Senate is the only institution where the minority party has the institutional rules to stop the majority & make itself heard. Madison warned us greatly about the tyranny of the majority. That’s why our democratic system is by design an anti-majoritarian system. That anti-majoritarianism is embedded in the Senate & its rule. This is a clear signal coming from Senate GOP that they are willing to kill the filibuster. Institutionally, American democracy is in a dangerous path where majority means unconstrained & unlimited exercise of power.”
Jeff Sessions, who thinks church/state separation is an “extraconstitutional doctrine” even when the prohibition against the government respecting the establishment of religion is literally the first thing in the Bill of Rights, has been approved as Attorney General by the Senate Committee. This is the same man who praised a law that singled out Jews and Asians, and made it harder for them to immigrate to the US.
His sons, who supposedly handle the businesses he promised to divest from but hasn’t, are directly involved in government even after he promised they wouldn’t be. This is against the law yet where were they last night? Front row at the SCOTUS pick announcement.
Yates is the first AG to be fired since Elliot Richardson was fired by Nixon in 1973. This isn’t something that happens every day. That should tell you everything you need to know, but since you clearly don’t want to listen to reason then maybe listen to what the former DOJ spokesman Matthew Miller has to say about this mess: “This kind of assault on DOJ’s independence has not happened since the Saturday night massacre. The president thinks he is above the law. In our democracy, the president is not supposed to dictate to the AG how to interpret the law. This is a major breakdown in the rule of law. A president who fires an AG over this will think he can fire an AG over, say, a probe into whether his campaign coordinated w/ Russia. Also, the next U.S. atty in line of succession was not Boente, but Zach Fardon. Did Trump go forum shopping for one who would follow orders? No matter what you think about the EO, the independence of DOJ is a principle that everything else in our democracy depends on. Sessions simply can’t be confirmed in this environment. At the minimum, he needs a whole new hearing to answer q’s about DOJ independence. But in reality, we now need an AG who is entirely independent from Trump, not one who was a member of his campaign.”
This statement by brilliant political journalist Sarah Kendzior who has spent her life covering authoritarian regimes and has basically predicted the Trump administration down to every detail for months now: “You should not be surprised at pace of admin’s destruction. You should be thinking many steps ahead, which means thinking fast, acting now. Speed of changes happening for two reasons: temperament and ideology. Trump spent 40 years making fast decisions, having others bail him out. Trump has always surrounded himself with actors to mitigate his damage quickly and often illegally, from Cohn to mafia to, now, Bannon. Difference with Bannon is that speed itself is an ideology. He is a sociopathic accelerationist who has said he will destroy US + will try. Those in power need to act quickly to preserve what institutions can check them before those institutions are destroyed, esp judiciary […] You will need to predict moves far in advance – and act with far more moral conviction and far less blind faith – to preserve this nation.”
Trump is signing shit without even consulting the departments the EOs affect: “As President Trump signed a sweeping executive order on Friday, shutting the borders to refugees and others from seven largely Muslim countries, the secretary of homeland security was on a White House conference call getting his first full briefing on the global shift in policy.Gen. John F. Kelly, the secretary of homeland security, had dialed in from a Coast Guard plane as he headed back to Washington from Miami. Along with other top officials, he needed guidance from the White House, which had not asked his department for a legal review of the order.Halfway into the briefing, someone on the call looked up at a television in his office. “The president is signing the executive order that we’re discussing,” the official said, stunned.”
I’ve only mostly covered the last three days worth of news and I already hit two dozen points. I think I’m going to stop there but trust me I got a treasure trove more where that came from. I read policy news all day, every day. I am very well educated on what’s happening and I’m telling you, you’re dead wrong.
Click on all the links and read this one too. When you’re done come back to me and tell me how great this “democracy” is working out for you.
If you look back only at your mistakes, you’d think you were an idiot. If you look back only at your wiser choices, you’d think you were infallible. But if you look back on everything, you realize you’re a human being who has been through a lot, grown a lot, is always still learning, and improving as time goes by.
Jesus prayed for us “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17). The only infallible source of God’s truth is His Word, the Bible. We need to Study the Word, meditate on it and reflect on it everyday. As we do that our minds are renewed, unwanted anxieties, worries and lustful thoughts and hate are replaced by faith, truth and love. We grow in God’s wisdom and knowledge. and an inner transformation takes place. Dear Lord, This New Year give us a thirst for Your Word. Sanctify us we pray. In Jesus’ Name Amen