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[TRANS] ‘WINGS: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE’ - Jungkook Thanks To

My beloved mom, dad, hyung, Gureumie
I should work harder but it seems like I can’t do it (for you), I’m sorry. I’m always grateful to you guys and I love you.

Bang Shihyuk PD-nim
Thank you for let me have the chance to say my thanks like this every time. The songs this time are really good too.

Vice President Choi Yoojung, the Vice President who guide us to the right path, I’m always grateful to you.

Director Seokjoon, every time we have a meeting together I can’t be excited like that, but thank you for making me feel excited.

Director Shinkyu, I have so much fun every time we have a meal together. Hope there’ll be more days when we eat together in the future too!

Director Chaeeun, thank you for letting us moving forward on the right path too. You give us a lot of strength!

Hobeomie-hyung, Sejinie-hyung, Jungilie-hyung, Sunhakie-hyung, Kwangtaekie-hyung, Sungseokie-hyung, Yoonjae-hyung, all of our manager hyungs who always work beside us or from behind because of us, you worked really hard. Thank you so much and we’ll do better!

Woojung-noona, Surin-noona, Hyunji-noona, Bunhong-noona, Nayeob-noona, thank you for making wonderful stuffs that ARMYs love and make us and ARMYs inseparable. I’ll work harder and do better in the future! You’ve all worked really hard!

Hayan-noona, Jinah-noona, Hyeyoung-nim, those who have to work harder than anyone else whenever we have tours, fanmeetings or concerts! Thank you so much.

Heesunie-hyung, Kyungjinie-noona, Sungho-hyung, Hyojin-nim, I couldn’t see you around much but I know you all worked really hard. Thank you so much!

Sunghyunie-hyung, Hyunjoo-noona, Sunkyung-noona, Gabriel-hyung, you have all worked really hard so we can wear cool outfits, please make even cooler outfits in the future too. Thank you!

Pdogg PD-nim, Dohyungie-hyung, Joonsangie-hyung
You’re so awesome for making us cool pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pak songs, I respect you a lot. You’re the best. I’ll soon write a song too. You have worked really hard. The songs are so good!

Jooyoungie-hyung, hyungnim, you’re always laughing whenever I see you even though you’re tired ㅋㅋ It’s been really tired for you working from behind. Thank you.

Hyukki-hyung, Eunjung-nim, Eunsangie-hyung, Junho-hyung
Thanks to you helping us and giving us strength ever since we debuted, my worries seem to disappear little by little. Thank you!

Teacher Sungdeok, Gahunie-hyung who have to work hard physically, who are more exhausted and pained than anyone else, thank you for consistently working hard. Sincerely thank you so much!

Changwonie-hyung, Wooyoungie-hyung, the hyungs who make our songs shine, thank you and hwaiting!

Joowon-nim, Jooyeon-nim, even though I can’t see you much, thank you for helping us! Hwaiting!

Seolhee-noona, you have worked really hard and I hope your days will be filled with good things in the future too. Great job!

Seuli-noona, Yoori-noona, Joy-nim, Onnuri-nim
Thank you for doing things to deliver our love to ARMYs. You’re the best!

Sunjung-noona, Yeonhee-nim, Miryung-nim, Mijung-noona, Seungwoo-nim, Hyewon-nim, Yeji-nim
You have been working really hard to raise our successors! Hwaiting!

Jaedong-nim, Jungwook-nim, Junsu-nim, I can’t see you much but I know you always work really hard. Fire!

Hyunmin-nim haha, I can’t see you a lot but I know you work harder than anyone else. Hwaiting!

Head of Department Hajung, Hyesoo-noona, Seoyeon-noona, Jieun-nim
It’s really tired and cold having to go outside to find outfits but you still bring them and come on time, you’re all really awesome and worked really hard. I’m really grateful.

Head of Department Dareum, Hyunah-noona, Seolji-noona, Sojung-noona, you’ve worked really hard to do the makeup for me. I’ll get better skin ㅎㅎ You’re the best!

Head of Department Naejoo, Head of Department Jihye, Jinyoungie-hyung, Songhee-noona, Sekyungie-hyung, Sohee-noona, thank you for making my hair become cooler. Please take care of me in the future as well!

Director Lumpens’ crew and Director Hyunwoo’s crew, thank you for creating beautiful works for us this time too. Let’s continue to work together in the future ㅎㅎ!!

97line friends, Yugyeomie, Dokyeomie, Mingyu, Bamie, Myungho, Jaehyun, I want to meet you guys soon and have fun.
Jinwoo-hyung, ah I should quickly meet Jinwoo-hyung ㅜㅜ Let’s meet soon and go to eat spicy rice cakes ㅋㅋ
I should go eat together with Minmi-noona too ㅜ

Thank you so much to those who created the path for me to become Bangtan.

Bangtan hyungnims
I think we will slowly be more awesome. Let’s improve and grow everyday, and let’s go down in history. Bangtan Bangtan Bangbangtan.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ARMY ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

ARMY! We have come to find and see you again!
I hope you would like our songs… You like it right?!
Again, we have put in a lot of effort for this album!
Thank you for consistently waiting for us, we’ll continue to grow, improve and put in our strength as well as get bigger so you won’t get bored.
ARMY I love you!

Jin | Suga | J-hope | Rap Monster | Jimin | V | Jungkook

“May the angry women return home the day after the march to lead us toward a women-led hybrid movement-party in every state that is disciplined enough to govern, militantly local and single-mindedly devoted to actualizing a force capable of seizing control of city councils and mayorships during midterm elections across America in preparation for an electoral coup against the presidency in 2020.” — Micah White, Without a path from protest to power, the Women’s March will end up like Occupy

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, like the business career that preceded it, was unpredictable, undisciplined and unreliable. Despite those qualities — or perhaps, in part, because of them — it was also successful.

So what should we expect from President-elect Trump, mindful that his path to the White House has defied expectations at every turn?

Some of Trump’s ambitions have been clearly telegraphed: He plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, deport millions of criminal immigrants, unwind trade deals dating back more than two decades and repeal Obamacare. He has also promised to cut taxes and eliminate numerous government regulations — including power plant rules designed to combat global warming.

With the presidential pen and a friendly Republican Congress, Trump should have little trouble delivering on those promises.

But Trump’s campaign never really revolved around specific policy prescriptions. His agenda is not anchored to ideology but rather shaped by instinct and expedience.

Trump Wins. Now What?

Illustration: Chelsea Beck/NPR

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Warren offers Democrats path forward in Trump era
Trump’s election and both major-party primaries, Warren argued, were signs that voters “want Washington to change."

With Hillary Clinton cast aside as the torchbearer for the Democratic Party, Elizabeth Warren is trying to pick up the flame.

Clearly aiming to provide Democrats with a path forward in the President-Elect Donald Trump era, the progressive hero Massachusetts senator lit into the president-elect with her typical force during a hastily arranged speech at the AFL-CIO on Thursday afternoon, but she also insisted that Americans pay attention to his populist message.

The feeling that the speech at the labor behemoth’s executive council meeting was designed to break from Clinton’s Democratic Party, however, was unavoidable: She didn’t mention Clinton once, despite supporting and campaigning for her in the general election.

“This wasn’t a pretty election. In fact, it was ugly, and we should not sugarcoat the reason why,” she said toward the beginning of her address. “Donald Trump ran a campaign that started with racial attacks and then rode the escalator down. He encouraged a toxic stew of hatred and fear. He attacked millions of Americans. And he regularly made statements that undermined core values of our democracy.“

But she insisted that leaders must be more in tune with the unrest in America. “There are millions of people who did not vote for Donald Trump because of the bigotry and hate that fueled his campaign rallies. They voted for him despite hate. They voted for him out of frustration and anger — and also out of hope that he would bring change.”

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California elector files suit, joins anti-Trump Electoral College push
Vinz Koller has become the 10th presidential elector – joining eight other Democrats and one Republican – to lend support to the anti-Trump effort.

A Democratic presidential elector from California has filed suit in support of an effort to block Donald Trump’s path to the presidency, the second such lawsuit filed in recent days.

Vinz Koller, chairman of the Monterey County Democratic Party, has become the 10th presidential elector – joining eight other Democrats and one Republican – to lend support to the anti-Trump effort. His lawsuit, filed Friday, seeks to overturn a California statute that requires him and the state’s 54 other members of the Electoral College to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton when they vote on Dec. 19. A similar lawsuit was filed earlier this week in Colorado by two Democratic electors, Robert Nemanich and Polly Baca.

Their hope is that legal victories help undermine the 29 state laws across the country that force electors to support the winner of their statewide popular vote. Many of those laws apply in states where Republican electors have expressed wariness of Trump but have noted that they’re legally required to vote for him. Koller joins a group that calls itself “Hamilton Electors” and is working to convince at least 37 Republican electors to reject Trump and unite behind an alternative Republican candidate.

This lawsuit represents the most aggressive move in support of that effort yet, since a victory would effectively free more than one in 10 members of the Electoral College to vote for any candidate. Koller, like Baca and Nemanich, argues that the Founders intended presidential electors to have free choice in casting their votes.

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Obama tells Democrats: 'Don't rescue' Republicans on 'Trumpcare'
President Barack Obama, anxious to preserve elements of Obamacare, travels to Capitol Hill in a bid to fend off Republican efforts to repeal the measure outright
By MJ Lee, Kevin Liptak and Manu Raju, CNN

President Barack Obama delivered a mandate to Democrats on Wednesday: “Don’t rescue” Republicans on Obamacare.

Less than three weeks out from leaving the White House, Obama visited Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill with a mission to save his signature healthcare reform law as Republicans are moving quickly to unroll the Affordable Care Act.

In the closed-door meeting, the President urged fellow Democrats to not “rescue” Republicans by helping them pass replacement measures, according to sources in the room.He also floated this idea: Start referring to the GOP’s new plan as “Trumpcare."The suggestion was a clear indication of the Democratic Party’s goal of turning the tables on Republicans, who are already facing pressure to quickly craft a replacement bill.The feisty remarks from the outgoing President came as Republicans also huddled on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to chart their path forward repealing Obamacare. 

Vice President-elect Mike Pence visited with GOP lawmakers in what became a morning of dueling meetings on Day Two of the new Congress.Obama laid out the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in his meeting with Democrats, according to Rep. Maxine Waters, and argued that the country largely likes the law and that he has received countless letters thanking him for Obamacare.

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UKRAINE. Kiev. February 2016. Pro-EU protesters during the Euromaidan Revolution. [Part 1]

The Ukrainian Revolution took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kiev, culminated in the ousting of Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych.

Protests originally erupted in November 2013 after Yanukovych refused to sign a political association and free trade agreement with the European Union, choosing closer ties with Russia instead. The rallies were initially peaceful but became violent in January 2014 after the Parliament, dominated by Yanukovych’s supporters, passed laws intended to repress the protests. 

Thus, this period of relative calm in the anti-government demonstrations in Kiev ended abruptly on 18 February 2014, when protesters and police began to clash. Some 20,000 Euromaidan protesters advanced on Ukraine’s parliament in support of restoring the Constitution of Ukraine to its 2004 form, which had been repealed by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine shortly after Yanukovych was elected president in 2010. The police blocked their path. The confrontation turned violent; the BBC reported that each side blamed the other. The police fired guns with both rubber bullets and, later, live ammunition (including automatic weapons and sniper rifles), while also using tear gas and flash grenades in an attempt to repel thousands of demonstrators. The protesters fought back with crude weapons, firearms, and improvised explosives. At least 82 people were killed over the next few days and more than 1,100 people were injured.

On 20 February, Internal Affairs Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko announced that he had signed a decree authorising the use of live ammunition against protesters. Central Kiev saw the worst violence yet, and the death toll in 48 hours of clashes rose to at least 77. In response, the chairman of the Ukrainian parliament, Volodymyr Rybak, announced the next day that he had signed a parliamentary decree condemning the use of force and urging all institutions (the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Cabinet of Ministers, etc.) to cease immediately all military actions against protesters. Parliament also suspended Zakharchenko from his duties. 

On 22 February, the protesters were reported to be in control of Kiev, and Yanukovych was said to have fled the capital for eastern Ukraine. The parliament voted 328–0 in favour of impeaching Yanukovych and scheduled new presidential elections for 25 May.

On 23 February, Parliament deputy Oleh Lyashko claimed that Yanukovych had been seen at the Russian naval base in Sevastopol, preparing to flee the country on board a Russian military vessel.

On 24 February, acting Interior Minister Avakov announced that Yanukovych had been placed on the country’s most wanted list and that “a criminal case on mass killings of civilians has been opened” for him and other officials.

On 25 February, Parliament asked the International Criminal Court to “establish and bring to justice” senior Ukrainian officials, including Yanukovych, for crimes against humanity committed during “peaceful protests of citizens” from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014. On the same day, Yanukovych and Zakharchenko were declared internationally wanted. Criminal proceedings were launched in the 20 February killings of Euromaidan demonstrators.

Following the Ukrainian revolution, a secession crisis began in the Russian-leaning Crimean Peninsula. On 1 March 2014, Yanukovych put into writing his request that President Putin of Russia send military forces “to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order, stability and defending the people of Ukraine”. On the same day, Putin requested and received authorization from the Russian Parliament to deploy troops to Ukraine in response to the crisis. Russian troops accordingly mobilized throughout Crimea and the southeast of Ukraine. By 2 March, Russian troops had complete control over Crimea. The territory was annexed by the Russian Federation on 18 March 2014. The crisis is still ongoing.

MODERN MEDICINE COULD HAVE SAVED HIM

Today modern advances in trauma care have greatly expanded our capacity to manage traumatic brain injuries and have radically altered the prognosis of patients with injuries like Lincoln’s. Could these techniques have saved Lincoln if they had been available in 1865?

Recent advancements in trauma care discussed below would not only have saved Lincoln’s life, but would also have restored much of the President’s neurological function.
The most likely path of the bullet that killed Lincoln was through the left lateral sinus. As it traveled through the brain, it created pressure waves that damaged the brain stem (the upper spinal cord). It also produced intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding into the inner cavities of the brain), a deep laceration of the left cerebral hemisphere, and bilateral subdural hematomas (pools of blood collected on the surface of the brain). In time, these primary injuries (i.e., those occurring at the time of impact) were likely magnified by inadequate delivery of oxygen to the brain resulting from repeated episodes of hypotension and the president’s irregular breathing. This, in turn, caused pressure within the skull (the intracranial pressure [ICP]) to rise, producing additional (secondary) damage to the brain.
The neurosurgeons would have evacuated the President’s hematomas, débride the bullet’s entrance wound, and repair the damaged dura. They would also would place catheters inside his skull to monitor his ICP, cerebral blood flow, and brain oxygen levels, as well as to remove cerebrospinal fluid as needed to lower the ICP. Another head CT scan would be performed looking for evidence of further secondary damage requiring additional surgery. When all necessary surgery had been performed, the president would have been moved to an intensive care unit.

This image from Lincoln’s August 1863 sitting with Alexander Gardner in his new studio at 7th and D Street remained in the family of Lincoln’s Secretary John Hay until being sold at auction in 2013.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/11/would-lincoln-have-survived-if-he-was-shot-today/281680/

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UKRAINE. Kiev. February 2016. Pro-EU and pro-Ukraine protesters during the Euromaidan Revolution. [Part 6]

The Ukrainian revolution took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kiev, culminated in the ousting of pro-Russia Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, in favour of the EU.

Protests originally erupted in November 2013 after Yanukovych refused to sign a political association and free trade agreement with the European Union, choosing closer ties with Russia instead. The rallies were initially peaceful but became violent in January 2014 after the Parliament, dominated by Yanukovych’s supporters, passed laws intended to repress the protests.

Thus, this period of relative calm in the anti-government demonstrations in Kiev ended abruptly on 18 February 2014, when protesters and police began to clash. Some 20,000 Euromaidan protesters advanced on Ukraine’s parliament in support of restoring the Constitution of Ukraine to its 2004 form, which had been repealed by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine shortly after Yanukovych was elected president in 2010. The police blocked their path. The confrontation turned violent; the BBC reported that each side blamed the other. The police fired guns with both rubber bullets and, later, live ammunition (including automatic weapons and sniper rifles), while also using tear gas and flash grenades in an attempt to repel thousands of demonstrators. The protesters fought back with crude weapons, firearms, and improvised explosives. At least 82 people were killed over the next few days and more than 1,100 people were injured.

On 20 February, Internal Affairs Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko announced that he had signed a decree authorising the use of live ammunition against protesters. Central Kiev saw the worst violence yet, and the death toll in 48 hours of clashes rose to at least 77. In response, the chairman of the Ukrainian parliament, Volodymyr Rybak, announced the next day that he had signed a parliamentary decree condemning the use of force and urging all institutions (the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Cabinet of Ministers, etc.) to cease immediately all military actions against protesters. Parliament also suspended Zakharchenko from his duties.

On 22 February, the protesters were reported to be in control of Kiev, and Yanukovych was said to have fled the capital for eastern Ukraine. The parliament voted 328–0 in favour of impeaching Yanukovych and scheduled new presidential elections for 25 May.

On 23 February, Parliament deputy Oleh Lyashko claimed that Yanukovych had been seen at the Russian naval base in Sevastopol, preparing to flee the country on board a Russian military vessel.

On 24 February, acting Interior Minister Avakov announced that Yanukovych had been placed on the country’s most wanted list and that “a criminal case on mass killings of civilians has been opened” for him and other officials.

On 25 February, Parliament asked the International Criminal Court to “establish and bring to justice” senior Ukrainian officials, including Yanukovych, for crimes against humanity committed during “peaceful protests of citizens” from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014. On the same day, Yanukovych and Zakharchenko were declared internationally wanted. Criminal proceedings were launched in the 20 February killings of Euromaidan demonstrators.

Following the Ukrainian revolution, a secession crisis began in the Russian-leaning Crimean Peninsula. On 1 March 2014, Yanukovych put into writing his request that President Putin of Russia send military forces “to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order, stability and defending the people of Ukraine”. On the same day, Putin requested and received authorization from the Russian Parliament to deploy troops to Ukraine in response to the crisis. Russian troops accordingly mobilized throughout Crimea and the southeast of Ukraine. By 2 March, Russian troops had complete control over Crimea. The territory was annexed by the Russian Federation on 18 March 2014. The crisis is still ongoing.

You can go the path that denies climate change is real, or you can choose a path where American jobs and businesses lead the world to combat it.
—  President Barack Obama at a campaign rally in Charlotte. Read more. 
CALIFORNIANS VOTING FOR BERNIE

if you live in the state of California and you want to vote for Bernie please be aware that it is a semi-closed primary. What this means is that you can only vote for Bernie if you are either a registered democrat or you are under “no party preference”. Independents CANNOT vote for Bernie in the California primary.

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS

Bernie securing the nomination is very contingent on winning California. California has more delegates to give away than ANY other state. Bernie winning California can completely change the direction of this election. DONT LISTEN TO CORPORATE MEDIA. THEY WANT YOU TO THINK HILLARY HAS THE NOMINATION LOCKED UP- SHE DOESN’T. There is still a path to a Bernie Sanders Democratic Nomination and Presidency.

“If we’re serious about protecting our communities and supporting our police departments, then let’s invest in more opportunity, and let’s try to stop more crime before it starts. Let’s go after the racial disparities at the root. One study found that for every dollar we invest in pre-K—in universal pre-K, early childhood education—we save at least twice that down the road in reduced crime. Getting a teenager a job for the summer may cost some money, but it costs a fraction of what it will cost to lock him up for 15 years. It’s not enough to tell our young people that crime doesn’t pay if they have no prospects at all. We’ve got to make sure they grow up knowing that hard work and responsibility pay off and that they’ve got other paths available to them.” —President Obama on criminal justice reform

anonymous asked:

okay that's all well and good but how do you deal with a bully?

There is one way – and only one way – to deal with a bully: you stand up to him.

If I were a contender for the Republican Presidential nomination, I would hold an event and note that I had a very different message than my usual campaign speech and then I would say:

“I am a lifelong Republican and true Conservative, and I am running to be the President of the United States. This is very serious to me and this is the most important thing that I have ever done. I love my country and I respect the people who live in it. I respect all people who live in this world and am no better than them simply because of what I have. I do believe that I am the best person to move this country forward, but I cannot do it alone and I will not destroy everything in my path in order to do it. The Presidency is not a toy; it’s not a possession. It is a job and one that I feel I can do well, but not because I take others for granted and I cannot do it alone. 

The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. I hope to be my party’s nominee for President, but I will not drag my party or this country through the mud in order to do so. This is not a game or a reality television show; this is where we choose a path for our future. I am willing to take that journey, and I am willing to lead. And that’s exactly what I will do as your President – and right now, as a candidate for our party’s nomination. 

Therefore, I will not participate in any debate in which Donald Trump performs in – and I do mean “perform”. I will not engage in a war of words with Donald Trump. Donald Trump does not share my beliefs, he has not been a consistent and loyal member of our party, and he has refused to declare that he will support this party’s nominee if it is not him. There are sixteen serious candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016, and one Donald Trump. He is destroying our party, making a mockery of our system and our candidates, and damaging our opportunity to win back the White House. 

If I were your President, I would not engage in a Twitter war or a name-calling bout with Ayatollah Khamenei. And I won’t do that with Donald Trump while I’m a candidate for the Republican nomination. I welcome the fifteen other major candidates for our party’s nomination to join me in my stand against Donald Trump and for our Grand Old Party.”

There you go. That’s what I would say if I was one of the GOP candidates, and that’s what I would be begging my candidate to say if I was a strategist for one of the GOP candidates. Stand up to Trump and then move forward by making it clear that you are not like him and he isn’t doing this for the same reasons as you are.

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In Philadelphia, where I live, archeologists digging across [End Page 320] the street from Independence Hall found long-buried rooms where George Washington kept his slaves, whom he had brought to the new nation’s capital from Virginia. What emerged after a contentious public discussion was the so-called President’s House exhibit at the entrance to the Liberty Bell, the first national park site devoted to slavery: an open-air, free display of dramatic video portrayals of Washington’s nine slaves. Aside from the historical discussion of slavery in the midst of declarations of freedom and independence, the site itself offers an important metaphor. Now, tourists simply cannot walk into the structure that houses the Liberty Bell without passing it. They might ignore the videos, skip the lesson, choose not to become involved in the enslaved Americans’ stories, but they have to work to do so. Ignoring the President’s House requires both a convoluted path to the Liberty Bell and an effort of will. How do historians, and our audiences, sometimes manifest the same kind of willful ignorance and selective memory that leads some tourists to circumvent the President’s House in order to leave the heroic narrative undisturbed?
—  #Ginzberg, Lori D. “Mainstreams and Cutting Edges.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 319–25. doi:10.1353/jer.2016.0020.