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Bill O’Reilly’s Round About Defense of Slavery is Everything Wrong With Fox News

Bill O’Reilly gave Michelle Obama credit for speaking of America “in a positive light” apparently it wasn’t positive enough. The first lady’s comments prompted O’Reilly to give a strange round about defense of slavery. Instead of speaking to how far America has come, or how symbolic Michelle Obama speaking at the DNC truly was, O’Reilly shifted the discussion to how “well fed” slaves building the White House. There was a serious opportunity to speak truth to oppression, to the audience who need to hear it most and instead there was justification and deflection.

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shinee world japan update ♡ q&a ♡ 160729
translated by: keihissi (i / ii / iii)

q. do you have an artist or actor that you admire? even korean ones are fine so please state the name and reason.
onew: my co-actors in descendants of the sun. i learned a lot of things from them as an actor so they helped me a lot.

q. if you could go on a trip with one shinee member, who would it be and where would you go?
onew: i would go with taemin to do leisure sports.

q. after celebrating your fifth year anniversary since shinee’s japan debut, what is your next target in japan?
onew: in japan, bae young joon is called “young-sama” and is popular among people of all ages, right? (that’s why) i will do my best to also become someone worthy of a “-sama” so people will call me “jinki-sama”.



q. is there is a (shinee) song which image differs before and after your performance of it? [translator’s note: this basically means a song that changes someone’s impression of it once they see a performance of it.]
jonghyun: “everybody”. i think the performance completes the song itself.

q. if you could go on a trip with one shinee member, who would it be and where would you go?
jonghyun: i wouldn’t go with just one. i want to go with all (of) the members to busan and play in the sea with all our hearts.

q. after celebrating your fifth year anniversary since shinee’s japan debut, what is your next target in japan?
jonghyun: to continue as we are without changing, and do our best step by step.



q. when did you first have a friend who was a foreigner? where did they come from?
key: when i was six years old i became friends with my english teacher who was american.

q. if you could go on a trip with one shinee member, who would it be and where would you go?
key: (i’d) go on a food trip (/ fine food hunt) with minho.

q. after celebrating your fifth year anniversary since shinee’s japan debut, what is your next target in japan?
key: for all of the members to become more comfortable in using japanese, and for us to do activities in japan more naturally.

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Muskoday First Nation relying on water shipments after Saskatchewan oil spill shuts off taps (video)
Oil is slowly drifting east after a Husky Energy pipeline leaked into the North Saskatchewan River.

Husky Energy says now that it took them just minutes to notify provincial environment officials about a leak in their pipeline that spilled oil into the North Saskatchewan River.

They said earlier that it took them more than 12 hours.

Meanwhile, the oil slick continues to slowly drift east, and it’s dried up the Muskoday First Nation’s water supply.

I am actually quite similar to Waverly in many ways, I discovered that as I went through the season. When I first got the role, I went through all of this work to train and get myself into the character, but Melanie, she just laughed at me: “Dominique, you doing all of this work is so Waverly. You don’t need to, you are literallythe character already!” So we had a lot of similarities in our bubbliness and being slightly geeky and fumbly mumbly at times, but I’d say one thing that I’d need to take a leaf out of her book in is her bravery, and if I could have been half the young woman she was – gosh, it would have been a lot easier! I think that’s my favourite part of Waverly: how, even though there may be something ahead of her that scares her to death, she still goes for it and explores it, which is something that I would really love the younger generation to take on board, because you’ve just got to face these things.
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Brian Hutchinson: RCMP attempt to lure hapless B.C. couple into contrived terror plot was complete debacle
Nuttall and Korody had radical thoughts. They spouted jihadist slogans. But there was no plot to cause death in the name of radical Islam. Police made one up for them

The attempt by undercover RCMP officers — encouraged and instructed from senior levels — to lure a pair of hapless Vancouver-area layabouts into a contrived plot to bomb the B.C. legislature buildings was a debacle. From start to finish.

That’s putting it mildly. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce described it best.

She pulled no punches while reading her long-awaited decision Friday in a downtown Vancouver courtroom. After listening to arguments made over the past 12 months, Bruce had to determine whether the Mounties had entrapped John Nuttall and his common-law wife, Amanda Korody.

Both were unemployed and dope-sick, living hand to mouth in a basement apartment they could barely afford and which they rarely left.

In her scathing hour-long delivery, a highlight-reel summary of her 210-page written judgment, Bruce denounced the RCMP’s actions and the undercover sting operation they hatched. “This was a clear case of police-manufactured crime,” the judge declared.

The Mounties unfairly snared the pair, in what Bruce described as an “offensive” and “illegal” abuse of process.

“I find that the RCMP knowingly facilitated a terrorist activity by providing money and other services to the defendants that helped and made easier the terrorist activities,” she said.

“The spectre of the defendants serving a life sentence for a crime that the police manufactured by exploiting their vulnerabilities, by instilling fear that they would be killed if they backed out … is offensive to our concept of fundamental justice.”

[…]

Nuttall and Korody, his sickly younger partner, did have radical thoughts. They spouted jihadist slogans. He hung around mosques, where he wasn’t made to feel welcome.

But there was no terror plot, no scheme to blow up things and cause death in the name of radical Islam.

The police made one up for them.

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I think with Waverly she has been acting a certain way because of her surroundings for so many years. She has basically been trying to fit in with her little town, and what Wynonna brings out of her is her true self. She really connects with her on an intimate level, and I think that’s what makes the show so special: the relationship between the two sisters, because they really spark off each other, and the chemistry is so real. She brings out her true flavour I suppose, and vice versa. So what you see in the series with my character is Waverly really addressing who she wants to be, not who she thinks she should be. And I think that’s mainly down to Wynonna.

poseytivelyknope  asked:

4. We slept in the same bed for space reasons but now we’re just waking up and there’s something about your bleary eyes and mussed hair (ughfitz)

There’s light seeping through the crack in the curtains, and an alarm ringing endlessly on the bedside table, and he’s sleeping on the wrong side, but funnily enough that’s not what’s unfamiliar about the situation. No, what’s unfamiliar is one Jemma Simmons, enthusiastic scientist, pretty woman, long time best friend, currently curled up at his side, head burrowing into his neck, cold hands sending tingles even through his cotton shirt.

She stirs, just then, blinking at him with her morning eyes and mouth falling open in a tiny yawn, and he bites his lip sharply. It’s not like Fitz hasn’t thought about this, because he has (in a non-creepy, best friend sort of way), but it’s just that he never thought about her precisely like this, all hair falling over her face and eyes that are still adjusting, and even her pretty flush as she realises where she is and pulls away abruptly.

“Sorry.”

“No,” he says, kind of, maybe, a little bit, wanting to kiss her sleepiness away. “It’s okay.”

“No, but I was invading your personal space, and you always complain about my temperature and we agreed that we would stick to our side of the bed last night—”

“Jemma,” he interrupts, grinning bashfully at her, “I didn’t agree to this because I felt morally obligated. We’re on the same page, okay?”

She nods, corners of her lips pulling up as she retreats to her side of the bed, sitting up and hugging her pillow to her chest. He misses the warmth but he doesn’t comment on it, instead twisting to face her, plucking up the sudden courage he was never sure he had.

“Besides. I kind of like it when you invade my personal space.” There’s a pause, and he immediately grimaces and buries his head in his pillow. “I’m sorry,” he moans, muffled into the bed, “I’m terrible, but it’s early and there’s a really brilliant girl in my bed and I’m being some sort of weird creep—”

To his surprise, there’s a laugh, and a gentle hand coaxing the pillow away from him. He looks up, aware of how messy his curls must be — and suddenly not caring anymore when she leans in, hands gentle on his jaw, and kisses him softly, lazily, like an early morning kiss should be.

“How personal are you willing to get?” she teases, resting her forehead on his while he tries to remember how to breathe.

“Um — very personal. Too personal. You can know everything about me.”

She laughs again. “Great. Let’s start now.”

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This Interview With Nikola Tesla From 1899 Reveals His Extraordinary Personality
By The Mind Unleashed

By The Mind Unleashed

Very interesting interview Nikola Tesla and John Smith in which he said: Everything is the Light. In one of its rays is the fate of nations, each nation has its own ray in that great light source, which we see as the Sun. And remember: no one man that existed did not die.

JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you have gained the glory of the man who got involved in the cosmic processes. Who are you, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: It is a right question, Mr. Smith, and I will try to give you the right answer to it.

JOURNALIST: Some say you’re from the country of Croatia, from the area called Lika, where together with the people are growing trees, rocks and starry sky. They say that your home village is named after the mountain flowers, and that the house, where you were born, is next to the forest and the church.
TESLA: Really, all it true. I’m proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian homeland.

JOURNALIST: Futurists say that the Twenty-and Twenty First Century was born in head of Nikola Tesla. They celebrate conversely magnetic field and sing hymns to Inductions engine. Their creator was called the hunter who caught the light in his net from the depths of the earth, and the warrior who captured fire from heaven. Father of alternating current will make the Physics and Chemistry dominate half the world. Industry will proclaim him as their supreme saint, a banker for the largest benefactors. In the laboratory of Nikola Tesla for the first time is broken atom. There is created a weapon that causes the earthquake vibrations. There are discovered black cosmic rays. Five races will pray to him in the Temple of the future, because they had taught a great secret that Empedocles elements can be watered with the life forces from the ethers.
TESLA: Yes, these are some of my most important discoveries. I’m a defeated man. I have not accomplished the greatest thing I could.

JOURNALIST: What is it, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: I wanted to illuminate the whole earth. There is enough electricity to become a second sun. Light would appear around the equator, as a ring around Saturn. Mankind is not ready for the great and good. 

(excerpt - click the link for the rest of the interview)

Submitted by  jahliveforever. Thanks. This interview blew me away. Sam.