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Arizona Man Loses Hundreds of Pounds by Walking to Walmart

An Arizona man who threw out all his food and committed himself to walking to the localWalmart and back every time he wanted a meal has lost more than 300 pounds.

Pasquale “Pat” Brocco, 31, began to change his life three years ago when he was warned by his doctor that his weight of 605 pounds and his high blood pressure and high cholesterol put his life in serious danger.

The Avondale man decided that every time he was hungry, he would walk the 1 mile to his closest Walmart, then back home to eat his meal. In less than two years, he said, he lost 200 pounds.

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A few people have asked about how @dust2dust34 and I envision Ellie in FiCoN and - thanks to a lot of searching by @academyofshipping and some by myself - we have models we use as a reference point or inspiration for Ellie as well as the other future Queen kids and a few other noteworthy characters. I thought I’d share beneath the cut… 

(Minor character spoilers)

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Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monet Prove #BlackGirlMagic Is Nothing New
Last night the trailer for Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monet premiered. Hidden Figures tells the story of three Black women who became NASA mathematicians during a time when women weren’t supposed to be anything more than a secretary and Black women weren’t even allowed to vote.

Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan managed to fight through Jim Crow and all it’s dehumanizing terrorism to make some of NASA’s most famous projects possible. How inspiring! And how appropriate is it that the trailer aired last night during the Olympics were Black women have been setting records left and right?

This makes me happy for varied reasons.

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In honor of Yuri!!! on Ice here’s one of the videos that possible inspired it? if not, its still about Yuzuru Hanyu and has gorgeous animation <3 

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Let’s play a game called: “the students don’t even arrive for an hour and a half but this week has already been hellish so please feed @lodessa ‘s ego by telling her what your favorite fic she’s written is (and also possibly inspire her to write more to your taste you never know)”.

anonymous asked:

I read somewhere that Tigerstar and Scourge were based off of Hitler and Stalin.

You know what, that’s possible. Tigerstar did want to get rid of the Undesirables. Scourge just kinda wrecked shit, as Russia is known to do. 

Ugh. Even considering the possibility is irritating to me. 

i have stuff i’m supposed to be doing/replying to but i’ve been watching the fosters since i got home from dropping my gf off at work (tbh i’ve been watching it for the past two weeks ok) and i’m really pissed that i start orientation tomorrow morning because this show is like mac n cheese for the soul in a really weird teen drama-y way and i don’t wanna stop watching it ever damn these stupid lesbian moms for making me watch this trash i came for them and stayed for all of their weird fucking idiot children ugh fuck why 

anonymous asked:

hi chessy I am consistently in awe of the way you put your thoughts out in the most eloquent yet blunt way possible. you inspire me

u are lovely which is inspiring even if im a lil jealous bc i want to be lovely too but im too tired

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FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack
The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources tell ABC News.
By ABC News

Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. In the past year, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from across the world, sources said.

Farooqui was arrested Saturday by Roanoke County Police on charges of assault with malicious wounding, and he’s being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail, according to the sources and a jail database.

During the Saturday stabbing, Farooqui allegedly injured a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, yelling “Allah Akbar” as he attacked them with a knife, sources told ABC News.

Authorities believe he may have been trying to behead the male victim, who was likely picked at random, ABC News was told.

Farooqui and his two alleged victims were hospitalized after the attack. Their conditions were not clear.

“The FBI is working with the Police Department following the incident that occurred on Saturday evening,” the head of the FBI’s Richmond field office, Special Agent In Charge Adam Lee, said in a statement. “While I cannot discuss details of the investigation at this time, I do want to reassure the community that we are working to determine the nature of the incident.”

It was not clear if Farooqui had a lawyer.

Virginia: Muslim on FBI Watchlist Yells 'Allah Akbar', Tries to Behead Man & Woman in Roanoke

Virginia: Muslim on FBI Watchlist Yells ‘Allah Akbar’, Tries to Behead Man & Woman in Roanoke

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Source: FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack in Virginia – ABC News The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources tell ABC News. Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil…

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