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Vladimir Putin ordered attempt to influence US election, declassified report says

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed an attempt to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to an intelligence report declassified and made public Friday.
  • The report, “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” noted that Moscow has for years attempted to meddle in American politics, but 2016 operations “demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity and scope of effort.” Read more
  • Afterward, Trump said in a statement that cyberattacks had no impact on the integrity of his victory. Read more
Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor
Ginella Massa filled in on Toronto’s CityNews 11pm broadcast and created a buzz after the broadcast ended

A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters.

Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11pmbroadcast last week and created a buzz after the broadcast ended and she Tweeted, “That’s a wrap! Tonight wasn’t just important for me. I don’t think a woman in hijab has ever anchored a newscast in Canada.”

Massa, 29, said on Friday that she became Canada’s first hijab-wearing television news reporter in 2015 while reporting for CTV News in Kitchener, Ontario, a city west of Toronto. She moved back to Toronto, where she grew up, earlier this year to take a reporting job at CityNews.

Massa recognized the personal career strides she had made after stepping out of the anchor desk, but she said it took her editor to point out the larger significance.

“It wasn’t until my editor said, ‘Hey, great job! Was that a first for Canada? A woman in a hijab?’ And I said yes. And so I tweeted about it. As much as I knew it was important, I didn’t expect the reaction that I received. My phone hasn’t stopped buzzing for the last week,” Massa said.

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I’ve seen very little talk about hyper empathy so here’s some examples of it:

it can feel like the emotions of others are permeating a space and/or spilling into you causing high anxiety even when they’re not directed towards you/you’re not expected to react to them.

some people experience it by not being able to handle world tragedies or negative news reports because they feel a highly personal connection to the pain in those people with no way to help them.

it can also be empathy directed towards objects or animals that seems disproportionate to others.

this is something that a lot of autistic people deal with, so it makes me sad that I’ve seen basically no information about it in the communities on here


Author: mermaidinplaid
Warnings: some smuttiness
Pairing: Bucky x reader

A/N: So I did a thing for my wife @plumfondler cause she has been having a difficult time latetly. She is my proofreader, though, and since this is FOR her, I couldn’t let her proofread it lol. Soooo…sorry if it sucks or has mistakes.

As soon as Bucky stepped into your shared apartment, he knew something was wrong. He could hear you sniffling across the living room and looked over to see you on the couch in front of the TV. An ASPCA commercial had just ended and the news came back to life, a reporter observing somewhere else in the world.

He sighed and put his things down by the door, discarding his shoes before walking towards you. You didn’t even notice he had come home until he was sitting with you, arms wrapped tightly around your body.

“What’s the matter, baby?” his voice was soothing and always sounded like heaven to you

You buried your face in his chest and inhaled deeply. It didn’t make sense to anyone but you, but Bucky Barnes smelled like sunshine and rain and home; he smelled like all of your favorite things mixed with the telltale musky scent of man. It calmed your nerves instantly and you sat back to look at him, a stray tear still on your face.

“I’m sorry.” Bucky shook his head and wiped your face with his thumbs as you spoke “It’s just been really stressful at work lately, there is nothing but fear and pain all over the news, and then that stupid commercial.”

Bucky laughed quietly “It’s okay, doll. You’re allowed to fall apart sometimes.”

You shook your head and sniffed “I just wonder when the world turned to shit. What happened to the good ole days? When I was a kid, you never worried about being outside after dark, there were no cell phones to waste your days on, everyone knew everyone and we all got along. Now the world is just a big pile of technological shit.”

Bucky laughed again pulling you closer “Now, honey, I know you don’t really think the whole world is shit. There’s chocolate, puppies and kittens, penguins!”

It was your turn to laugh; Bucky had a soft spot for animals.

“Oh and that guy you really like who always plays the gay kid or the asshole…what’s his name? Stan something?”

“You mean Sebastian Stan?” you mumbled into his chest

Bucky snapped his fingers “That’s it! The world can’t be that awful if he’s a part of it right? Plus the animals and chocolate.”

You lifted your head too look at him “You kinda look like him, ya know.”

Bucky raised an eyebrow “Oh…so is that the only reason you’re with me?”

You pulled away and scoffed, smacking him playfully. Bucky chuckled and moved to get off the couch.

“I’ll be right back. You gonna be okay?”

You nodded and watched him walk away, admiring the way he jeans hugged his thighs. What a sight that man was.

You shook your head and grabbed the TV remote to find something else to watch. You had just settled on Golden Girls when Bucky was back and pulling you to your feet.

You followed him to the bedroom, fully expecting to have your clothing ripped off and your body worshipped. He kept maneuvering  you, however, and you were soon looking at a full bathtub, complete with bubbles and candles lit around the edges.

“Bucky.”  you turned and smiled at him, wrapping your arms around his neck

His kissed your cheek and stepped out of your grasp “I just thought you needed some time to relax.”

He lifted your arms above your head to remove your shirt, laying soft kisses across your collarbone. Your hands instinctively went to his hair, trying to hold him to you, but he was already gone and starting to slide your shorts down your legs.

You sighed and figured he was in charge for the moment, so you let him continue to remove clothing until you had nothing left. Bucky took a moment to appreciate your naked body before helping you step into the steaming water. Once you were comfortable, he began removing his own clothing.

This was something you very much appreciated. You didn’t typically consider men beautiful, but Bucky was an exception. The only exception. His sculpted body always making your mouth run dry. The way his piercing blue eyes shined brighter when he looked at you. He was the epitome of perfection and he was all yours.

You bit your lip and whimpered quietly once he finished, thinking of several other ways you could be relaxing right now. He raised an eyebrow at you and shook his head, almost as if he knew what you were thinking. He then climbed into the tub and settled himself behind you.

His hands slowly slid up and down your back before settling on your shoulders, his fingers massaging out all the knots and tension that you hadn’t noticed until now.

“Oh god., you moaned and leaned your head slightly forward to give him more access to your neck

“You need to stop getting so stressed, honey. It’s not good for you.” he was leaning into you, kissing up and down your neck

“I know, I know.”

You slid your hand up the grip the back of his neck, keeping his lips against you. A moan escaped your lips and Bucky pulled away.

“I think I know another well to help you relax.”

You were barely listening to him speak. Instead, you were focused on the fact that his left hand was now dancing slowly across your thigh, pulling gently so you would spread your legs. Your heart started racing and your breath hitched when his right arm splayed across your chest, holding you against him.

“Bucky…” your voice was just above a whisper

“Yes, doll?”

You didn’t have the chance to respond before his tongue was sliding across the sensitive spot behind your ear. A shudder washed over your body and you whimpered quietly.

Bucky’s chest vibrated behind you as he chuckled. You were about to tell him to stop fucking around and get to it when his metal digits met the sensitive spot between you legs. You body jerked slightly as he applied more pressure and started rubbing in small circles.

You bit your lip and looked down; the sight of his hand between your legs sending a new wave of moisture from your core that you knew he would have felt had you not been in the tub.

Suddenly gentle vibrations started pouring from his fingertips. You cried out and slid down, pushing yourself into his fingers. Bucky smiled into your skin as he sucked light purple marks across your shoulder.

He chose that moment to sink his teeth into your flesh, causing a fire to erupt in your belly.

“Fuck, Bucky.” you were breathless and couldn’t even fathom forming a coherent sentence

Bucky continued his assault on your neck as he moved his fingers from your clit to your heated opening. Slipping two fingers inside, he immediately found the spot he was looking for and went to work. You had no control over the noises escaping you as his fingers continued to vibrate inside of you, the fire in your belly reaching new levels.

“Don’t stop. Please. I’m so close.”

Bucky tightened his hold on your chest and pressed his finger into your g-spot, the vibrations coming from his fingers now much stronger than before. Unable to hold back any longer, you screamed out his name as your walls clenched around his fingers. Your whole body shook against him as you writhed in pleasure, digging your fingernails into his legs, which you hadn’t  realized you were holding on to.

His grip on you finally loosened as your body started to calm down. He slowly slid his fingers from you but didn’t miss the chance to swipe them over your throbbing clit one more time. You gasped and grabbed him hand tightly. Bringing it out of the water, you kissed his fingertips before slowly turning to face him

“Do you feel better?” Bucky’s voice was raspy and full of want, his pupils taking over his iris

“I do.” you leaned forward to kiss him deeply “I think it’s your turn now.”

You climbed into his lao and wrapped your legs around his waist. His hands immediately gripped your hips tightly and pulled them into his own, his already hard cock brushing against your folds.

“oh, if you insist, sweetheart.”

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I’m living in this horrible dystopian world where the evening news reports 5 incidents of murder in a row with 12 victims, half of whom were killed by police in “drug related incidents” and the other half grandmas or mothers or random citizens who who were shot while accompanying their kids who, for all intents and purposes, were beloved neighbours

Happy New Year Philippines

Why is this happening to my country and why does nobody on this useless site care

My Ravenclaw post can get 50000+ notes but my post asking people to care about people on the street being murdered by the dozen every week in my country gets two likes and no reblogs

Y'all are great


Quebec City mosque shooting: 5 reported dead, 2 suspects arrested

  • Five people are reportedly dead and multiple people are injured following a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, according to Reuters. 
  • The president of the mosque delivered the news of the shooting to reporters on Sunday, Reuters reported.
  • The shooting occurred during evening prayers at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center. A witness told Reuters that up to three gunmen opened fire on around 40 people. Read more
Donald Trump rejects CIA Russia hacking report - BBC News
Donald Trump says a CIA conclusion that Russian hackers tried to help him win the election is "ridiculous".

Mr Trump also said in the interview he does not require daily intelligence briefings.

“I’m a smart person, I don’t need to be told the same thing in the same way for eight years.”


Elsewhere in the interview, he said:

  • oil tycoon Rex Tillerson, tipped to be his secretary of state, is “a world class player”
  • his children will run his company but will not “make deals”
  • the phone call with Taiwan that prompted protests from China was not planned in advance
  • he won’t be bound by the “One China” policy unless Beijing makes concessions on trade
  • a series of big environmental decisions including US participation in the Paris climate change deal will come quickly

Mr Trump, an outsider who stunned the political world by beating Hillary Clinton in last month’s election, will assume office on 20 January.

we’re so fucked.

HiddleSwift is over. (FINALLY)

Hey guys, as you may know (through my unbelievably childish rants here) I was not happy with the direction our dearest Hiddleston was heading (Towards Miss.Swift. Another Other woman is fine, just not Taylor. :3) and I stopped posting on here a while ago. 

Yesterday, I woke up to a message that Hiddleswift came to an end and I just couldn’t believe my eyes cause I was taken over my shock (Note the sarcasm). So, to make sure I wasn’t being pranked (again) by some of my friends (You know who you are.) I google searched it. Turn’s out Taylor threw Tom under the bus. AGAIN. 

To all of you who are reading the break up news here, I’ll do my best to give you a short explanation and then continue with the message.

According to the Reports from the magazine US Weekly, Taylor and Tom had broken up. Taylor had been questioning Tom’s true motive behind his love and was uncomfortable with Tom’s need of public display of affection. She thought that Tom was using her for Fame when he demanded her to join him on the red carpet for the Emmys 2016 (He is nominated for the Best least actor in a short film/series - The Night Manager). Taylor knew the blacklash that would arise with a publicly displayed relationship and Tom didn’t want to listen to her advice when she tried explaining them.

Really? Are they serious? I mean, yeah Tom was a bit fame hungry and he did accept that through his publicist team but he is a private man. Everybody who has seen Tom rise from a backstage actor to the lead man knows that he loves to keep his private life private which makes us question the authenticity of the report. Now, we heard rumour news from bustles like hollywood life and sun that Tom had given her an ultimatum (to turn her path 360 degrees if she wants this to work out) and that he got tired and bored of being her escort. They said Tom was trying to distance himself form Taylor because he was bored and tired of her. These news outlets fit perfectly with the breakup and this may have been the truth as magazines such as Daily News are pointing out at the moment.

Having said that, when Magazines like US Weekly publish a report as big as this, they run it through the publicist team of both the parties and then wait for a week or two incase they receive a change, denial, comment on the article from the teams. Now, This report has been confirmed by either Taylor Swift’s or Tom Hiddleston’s team and it is pretty clear that it was Taylor’s team that confirmed it because the news slant in her favour putting her on top of Tom and throwing him under the bus. 

Meanwhile, Hiddleston’s PR team have resorted to agreeing that Tom was truly in love with Taylor but was also in it for the limelight (No one would believe if they said he wasn’t in it for the lime light) but that he just got bored and tired of his ex-girlfriend (Like he usually does with his relationships. His friends call it the “The three month Mark” after which he pulls the plug on the relationship cause he is a commitment phobe (according to his family and friends, I still don’t see why a commitment phobe would take her to see his parents) and this seems to be true from his facial expression, a VERY long gap between the two, no seeing each other even if they are in the same country etc..). This seems like a smart move, because no one is actually blaming Hiddles for the matter. They have their eyes rolling at Taylor with thoughts that say “Reaaaaally Taylor? Privacy is not in your dictionary.” And this is honestly well played. Tom has gotten the media over this.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens after this. 

Will there be a dreaded album release this/ next year? That seems predictable because the breakup happened exactly before October. Will Tom be able to strike back and loose the drama of Hiddleswift? Will he regain his credibility?(He Will. And I believe we will.)

Watch this space for the latest feed on #HiddleSplit. Let me know what you think and how you’re celebrating #HiddleSplit or if you’re sad they broke up. 

Love you guys. Take care.


Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it’s indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death.
—  Elie Wiesel, Interview with Alvin P. Sanoff, “One Must Not Forget,” U.S. News & World Report (October 27, 1986)
Pluto Generations in Astrology: Pluto in Sagittarius

   Next is the Pluto in Sagittarius generation, who are roughly 7-20 years old. This is my generation. During this time, things such as technology were being perfected. Suddenly, people could talk to people all over the world in seconds. IM, apple, laptops, etc. News reports were more detailed than ever, being able to report things so fast that people knew something as it happened. It is possible that this generation will be the generation to completely get rid of racism, with the help of the Pluto in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn generations. They are already clashing with the older Pluto in Virgo generation, of whom does not understand them so well.

WTNV I need a hug omg

Okay Night Vale fandom, I need a hug. So, Telly the Barber makes Cecil angry, and Telly goes crazy. He loves Carlos and hates the Apache Tracker: Carlos lives and the Apache Tracker dies. He doesn’t believe the “real world” news report about Michael Sandero, so by the end of the episode the news has changed. He doesn’t want the world to end in 1983, so it doesn’t. He loves the actor Lee Marvin, so Lee Marvin is the founder of Night Vale and 30 forever. He misses Earl, so Earl comes back, but in a way that doesn’t threaten his relationship with Carlos: married (I think?) and with kid. He doesn’t want Leonard Burton to die, so he doesn’t.

And this is a thing: Has anyone else noticed that in year three, when he has been “softened” as Steve Carlsburg said, by his relationship with Carlos, almost nobody dies? Instead of whole swathes of the town being destroyed by Valentine’s Day, everything seems to always end up okay. Even the intern death count in down.

He likes the idea of radio, so what he is doing becomes being a radio host.

Is Cecil some kind of god-like entity, unaware of what he is, creating the world around him without understanding what he’s doing? Does he keep the mirrors covered so that he will not see himself for what he is?

I need a hug.

AU in which Len is an A-List actor that everyone wants, but he’s coldhearted and mean as hell. One night, sneaking out of a stupid premiere show, he’s hounded by fans and the soulmark on his side is exposed for the world to see. News outlets all over the world are reporting on it and more cameras are shoved into his face than ever. 

Len does what he normally does and increases security, doesn’t speak, nothing. But then people start trying to break into his house and this one pair of people got so close that Len woke up to them hovering over his bed. He calls for security, but it turns out these big fans of his are part of the mafia. In return for getting their children arrested they put a bounty on Len’s head.

Joe is called in from CCPD after the first kill attempt and Barry is there as CSI to take pictures of the scene. Joe’s talking to Len and Lisa when Joe asks Len why all this is happening. A pair of siblings broke in because one got Len’s soul mark tattooed on to them. Lisa explains. 

“Soul mark? I know it’s private Mr. Snart, but we’ll need it for the record.” Joe called Barry over with a camera.

“Yeah yeah, take what you want.” Len says coldly as he pulls up his shirt to reveal the mark. 

Joe’s not paying attention as he’s still speaking with Lisa.

“What’s taking so long?!” Len asks harshly. 

“Nothing!” Barry squeaks as he snaps a picture. 

Later, Barry shows Joe the picture he took of Len Snart and Joe just groans. Barry and Leonard Snart just had to have the same goddamned soul mark.