Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is currently reviewing treatment options, his office announced Wednesday.
  • Doctors discovered the cancer after performing a procedure on Friday to remove a blood clot from the area above his left eye.
  • “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” McCain’s doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix said in a statement. Read more (7/19/17)

sharing because i’m curious.


Atleast one of your "Grandcestors” was allowed to attend college, and that privilege was passed down subsequent generations.

Someone in your family owns a house.

Someone in your family owns a business.

Someone in your family has had a car passed down to them.

Someone in your family has received a large sum of money from a death/inheritance.

Your family has always had a car and/or reliable transportation. A vehicle repair/breakdwown wouldn’t derail your families livelihood or finances.

If you lost your job and had no money you’d have a parent or relative that could temporarily house you without compromising their lease. You’re not likely to be homeless.

You’ve ever gotten a job by family networks.

Your last name is yours, and not the family that once owned your ancestors. Your family name is established and has influence (i.e. Kennedy etc)

You know exactly what country/region/village your ancestors are from.

People in your family have traveled and you have been allowed to travel thanks to your family.“
BREAKING: Sen. John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
The senior senator from Arizona and one-time presidential candidate announced the diagnosis Wednesday.
By Jim Dalrymple II

John McCain, one of the highest profile members of the US Senate and a one-time presidential candidate, announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

In a statement, McCain said that the diagnosis came after he had a blood clot removed from his left eye on July 14.

“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the statement added.

McCain and his family are reviewing further treatment options, which potentially include chemotherapy and radiation, and he is recovering “amazingly well,” the statement adds.

McCain began his political career as a senate liaison while serving in the US Navy. In 1982, he won a seat in the US House of Representatives and in 1987 was elected to the the Senate, succeeding Barry Goldwater, another high-profile conservative.

News of McCain’s cancer diagnosis prompted an outpouring of support. Jeff Flake, the junior senator from Arizona, tweeted that it was a “tough diagnosis, but even tougher man.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that McCain is “a hero to our conference and a hero to our country.”

“He has never shied away from a fight and I know that he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life,” McConnell said, adding “we look forward to seeing this American hero again soon.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Read the full statement:

anonymous asked:

A little scenario or FanFic where the phantom boys are asleep and the reader is watching him and starts to stroke his hair and kiss his cheeks n stuff. But the boy suddenly "awakes" because he was actually acting to be asleep If you have character limit, maybe only Akira and Yusuke?

OMG this is so cute and funny. Thank you, and I hope you like it!!

Edit: AAAAAA I accidentally posted this without finishing Yusuke’s, so please hang on!! ;_;

…Okay, finished! LOL


“Akira, are you sleeping?”

S/O’s whisper was only greeted by their boyfriend’s steady, rhythmic breathing. The frosty Saturday night resulted in the couple retreating under S/O’s comforter and bed-sheets; the sanctuary of warmth beckoned and enveloped them like the embrace of sunshine. 

S/O’s gaze was plastered on Akira’s face, his features soft and relaxed under the illumination of the dim moonlight. They brushed some of his raven locks aside with their fingertips as they breathed, “I guess you really are asleep…” They paused, then gently pressed a kiss to his forehead. “It makes me happy to see you so… at peace. I hope one day you can look like this when you’re awake, too… you deserve more from this world than a scowl and tired eyes.”

S/O approached him once more to peck his porcelain cheek; however, they were only met with a pair of soft lips. Their eyes abruptly flicked up, and S/O gasped when they realized they were peering directly into Akira’s blinking onyx orbs. 

“You’re very chatty tonight,” he teased, his voice raspy from waking up.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to wake you up.” Heat began to accumulate in S/O’s cheeks. How much did he hear?

Akira shook his head and smiled fondly as he pressed S/O closer to him. “No, it’s okay. I love the sound of your voice. It makes me feel… at peace.”

S/O’s cheeks flushed a deep ruby and they were about to reprimand him for teasing them until they were interrupted by a low chuckle and the nearly inaudible words, “I love you.”

After a moment of hesitation, S/O decidedly closed their mouth and snuggled into the security of his chest; the scolding could wait another day. “I love you, too, Akira.”


It was the middle of the day and the beaming sun was at its peak, washing over all of Tokyo with its radiance; yet, here Ryuji was, napping with his head in S/O’s lap as they lounged on the sofa. 

“You fell asleep on purpose, didn’t you?” S/O complained. The entire point of Ryuji visiting them was for the purpose of studying; naturally, he stubbornly utilized sleeping as his last resort to avoid the monotonous activity of skimming through papers. Against their will, S/O grinned at the snoozing boy before them, and then stroked his smooth, yet chiseled cheeks.

“Your brightness outmatches the sun outside, you know,” S/O quietly stated. “Days without you are so… dark, and lifeless. Don’t ever forget how important… you are…” 

S/O trailed off upon noticing a faint rosy blush dusting Ryuji’s cheeks, and their eyes narrowed. You little faker, they thought.

A light bulb flashed in their brain, and S/O deviously leered as they ever-so-slowly traced Ryuji’s chest with the tip of their finger. “Oh my god, ew ew ew, a spider!”

As expected, Ryuji’s eyes snapped open and he whipped upright immediately, frantically brushing his tank top. “Where?! G-get it off!” 

S/O crossed their arms sternly and glared at the back of his blonde head. “Oops, my bad. It was just an eavesdropping little fly on the wall.”

Ryuji’s shoulders tensed up and he timidly pivoted to face S/O, who was currently summoning all of their willpower to maintain a straight face; it was entirely too unfair when he acted so adorable. “C-c’mon babe, studying’s so borin’, and you were bein’ so friggin’ cute and sweet, and-”

He was interrupted by a spontaneous kiss, and S/O averted their eyes from him as they stuttered, “G-go study, or else I’m not gonna kiss you for the rest of the day.” 

Ryuji furiously blushed as his chocolate eyes widened, and he swore he felt an arrow pierce through his fluttering heart. Without warning he tackled S/O and mercilessly smooched them, muttering “I love you” and “You’re so cute” between kisses. S/O’s scornful demeanor dissipated to one of embarrassment and levity; needless to say, studying was soon forgotten as S/O squeaked and giggled from Ryuji’s seemingly perpetual onslaught of affection. He truly was far more incandescent than the sun outside could ever aspire to be.


S/O sighed as they strutted in through the front door of Yusuke’s dorm and discarded their shoes. “Not again.”

Every so often, Yusuke would doze off on his stool while he was in the process of painting, and how he managed to stay perched atop his seat, S/O would never know.

They strayed to the sofa to procure a blanket that was placed there, then they cautiously swept it around the sleeping artist’s shoulders. S/O raked their fingers through his sapphire hair and planted a delicate kiss on his cheek as they whispered, “At least you’re finally taking a break… you really work harder than anyone I’ve ever met. I wish you didn’t have to struggle so much…”

Briefly after concluding their statement, Yusuke’s eyes fluttered open and he mumbled, “Hello, dear. I’m glad you could make it.”

Subsequent to a greeting kiss, S/O shyly implored, “Um… did I wake you up?”

Yusuke shook his head in reply. “It’s no trouble at all, I was not even asleep.” He felt a chill course through his spine upon realizing his confession. “I-I mean…!”

Any expression that once occupied S/O’s face was now deteriorated and replaced with a blankness comparable to Yusuke’s empty canvas.

“S-S/O, please, do not make such a face-”

“Yusuke,” S/O said, their voice devoid of emotion.

He broke out into a sweat and anticipated the inevitable punishment; however, S/O simply pressed their lips to Yusuke’s and cradled his face with the palms of their hands. “I meant every word. Give yourself some rest every now and then, okay?” 

Another swift peck was imprinted on Yusuke’s forehead, and he covered S/O’s hands with his own, smiling tenderly as he compromised, “Only if you join me, my love.”

S/O’s lips fondly curved upward. “I’d love to.”

sherlock: it’s not like it is in the movies. there’s no big spurt of blood and you go flying backwards

mary: big spurt of blood and she goes flying backwards

a character called the abominable bride introduced in the episode immediately after john’s new bride shoots the hero in the chest: “shoots” herself (and subsequently gets shot by some helper) and then haunts dudes via spectre while singing “do not forget me” 

mary: gets shot by someone and then haunts john via spectre

also mary: i’m probably dead

also mary: when i’m gone, if i’m gone 

me: alex i’ll take foreshadowing for a thousand please

Linking Words (Dutch-English)


  • en - and
  • ook - also, too
  • verder - furthermore
  • bovendien - furthermore, in addition, besides, moreover, what’s more
  • daarnaast - besides, moreover
  • voorts - furthermore, moreover, and also
  • niet alleen…..maar ook - not only…..but also
  • zowel…..als - both…..and
  • noch….noch - neither….nor
  • daar komt nog bij dat - on top of that
  • ten eerste, op de eerste plaats - firstly, first of all
  • ten tweede, ten derde, etc. - secondly, thirdly, etc.
  • ten slotte - finally
  • vervolgens - then, subsequently


  • maar - but
  • echter - however
  • doch - but
  • natuurlijk - of course
  • toch - still, yet, even so
  • daarentegen - conversely
  • integendeel - on the contrary
  • evenwel - as well as
  • enerzijds….anderzijds - on the one hand….on the other hand
  • aan de ene kant….aan de andere kant - on the one hand….on the other hand
  • in tegenstelling tot - unlike, as opposed to
  • desondanks - even so, despite
  • daar staat tegenover - on the other hand
  • niettemin, desalniettemin - nevertheless
  • of(wel)….of - either….or
  • behalve - besides
  • eigenlijk - in fact
  • terwijl - whereas
  • dan - than


  • want - because, for
  • omdat - because, as
  • aangezien - since
  • immers - after all
  • namelijk - namely
  • derhalve - therefore, thus, consequently 
  • daarom - as a result, therefore, hence
  • vanwege - due to, because of
  • op grond van - based on, on account of

    Cause- effect

  • doordat - because (of)
  • daardoor - therefore, because of that
  • waardoor - whereby
  • hierdoor - because of this
  • met als gevolg - with the result
  • ten gevolge van - as a result
  • dit is te danken/wijten aan - this is due to
  • de oorzaak hiervan is - the cause of this is
  • zodat - so that, in order to
  • bijgevolg - consequently, subsequently
  • dan ook - therefore
  • dientengevolge - consequently
  • want - because
  • zodoende - hence

    Objective - means

  • opdat - so that
  • om - in order to
  • daartoe - for that purpose, to that end
  • met de bedoeling (om) - through, with a view to
  • waarmee - whereby
  • door middel van - by means of, through
  • met behulp van - by means of, with help from
  • is erop gericht - is aimed to 
  • om te - in order to
  • daarmee - with that


  • dat houdt in - that means
  • dat wil zeggen - that is, that means, in other words
  • met andere woorden - in other words
  • bijvoorbeeld - for example
  • ter illustratie - to illustrate
  • zoals - like, such as
  • onder andere - among other things


  • bijvoorbeeld - for example, for instance
  • ter illustratie - to illustrate
  • zo - like, such as
  • zoals - such as, like
  • stel – for example


  • als - if
  • indien - if, provided that
  • wanneer - when 
  • mits - provided that
  • op voorwaarde dat – provided that, on condition that
  • tenzij - unless
  • aangenomen dat – supposing that
  • gesteld dat – supposing that


  • hoewel - although, though
  • ofschoon - although, though
  • ondanks dat - in spite of
  • weliswaar - admittedly, certainly
  • tenzij - unless


  • alsof - like, as though, as if
  • evenals - as well as
  • eveneens - also, too, as well
  • evenzeer - equally
  • in vergelijking met – in comparison to
  • net als - just like
  • overeenkomstig – consistent with, in accordance with 


  • samenvattend - thus
  • kortom - in short
  • al met al - all in all
  • terugblikkend - in retrospect
  • oftewel – in other words
  • samengevat – in summary


  • dus - so
  • concluderend – in conclusion
  • dat betekent – that means
  • hieruit volgt dat – it follows that

    Period in time

  • eerst - at first
  • dan - then  
  • daarna - after that, afterwards, next
  • toen - once, back then, when
  • zodra - once
  • vroeger - earlier, in the past
  • voordat - before 
  • tot nu toe - up till now, so far
  • plots, plotseling - suddenly
  • reeds - already
  • al - already
  • wanneer - when
  • terwijl - while, whilst 
  • nadat - after
  • aanvankelijk - initially
  • intussen/ondertussen - meanwhile
Push-up Challenge

One thing I have wanted to work on is my arm/chest strength. This has always been a goal, but it is a little more pressing now post WLS to help with loose skin. I am starting to see some loose skin in my arms, and adding a little muscle mass would help.

Many of the programs I have seen are overly complicated. I found one in Men’s health that I am going to try. 

  1. Determine your current max reps. This is the number of pushups you can do with proper form without stopping. This becomes your baseline. 
  2. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, do four times your max number of reps, taking as long as you need to do it, even if it’s a while. It’s OK if subsequent sets have fewer reps than your max.
  3. Every 2 weeks, reevaluate your max # of reps and set a new baseline.

I have decided to do modified pushups, on my knees to start. My baseline is set at 10 as of today. 

Here is a baseline pic - with loose skin in display :p


Statement From The Office of Senator John McCain:

Washington, D.C. - At the request of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement today:

“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John MCCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.

Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.

The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

The Senator’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery “amazingly well” and his underlying health is excellent.”

The office of Senator John McCain also released the following statement:

“Senator John McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. he is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any further treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate.”

boblogical  asked:

How fast do you think Laci's going to flip into, "It was a social experiment!" mode after the subsequent impeachment and rejection of fascism in America?

Dunno, depends on how things go with with Chris “the actual white supremacist, just a little shade there for ya” Raygun.

Concept: Forsaken mage who becomes a chronomancer in order to try and go back in time to prevent their death/subsequent undeath. Can only go back to the exact moment they were raised into undeath because that is, apparently according to fate’s design, when their life began. Has tried several times to circumvent the time threads but it never works. Stuck in a cycle of trying, failing, learning, and trying. 

Who are they? Are they the person who died or the husk the soul left?

Ezra’s always known when his birthday was.

At first he was too young too know the parades and fireworks weren’t for him, but he began to realise that they made his parents uncomfortable very quickly - he was always empathetic.  He still enjoyed them a little though.

Until the 7th empire day.  Every subsequent year he tried to distract himself with heists, attacks on bucketheads or drugs testing to distract from loss.  It never worked.

talesfromcallcenters: We'll be sure to give you a heads up before your doctor suddenly dies next time

Not my story but that if a coworker that I got the scoop on later.

A doctor with a local family practice that wasn’t associated with my medical center suddenly passed away a couple weeks ago. We weren’t told any specifics but the guy had appointments scheduled for the day of his death so it clearly wasn’t expected. He was the sole practitioner at his practice so when he passed, the clinic was forced to close its doors. Subsequently, they started calling all his patients letting them know of his passing and made arrangements with my medical center to give those patients our phone number and gave us access to those patient’s medical records. C will be my coworker and AL will be angry lady.

C: Thank you for calling the medical center. How can I help you?

AL: I demand to know the meaning of this! I got a call from Dr. X’s clinic telling me they cancelled my appointment and closed the clinic and told me to call you to find a new doctor! I’ve had that appointment for weeks! Why would they just close the clinic like that and cancel my appointment?

C: I’m so sorry AL, Dr. X’s practice closed because he passed away unexpectedly. I can certainly help you find a new doctor for your appointment though.

AL: Oh…well that’s still not an excuse! They shouldn’t have cancelled my appointment like that!

By: UmbraCelestia

this is probably my sixth or seventh time playing this game and i still, for the love of god, cannot discern why anyone would want to read this garbage

anyway, peep the numerous references to other games: 

  • karl most undoubtedly from captive curse
  • bandit’s treasure from message in a haunted mansion
  • brady armstrong (or should i say charmstrong?) from final scene
  • the phrase magnificent from haunted carousel
  • dog’s eye (and related cockney phrases) from curse of blackmoor manor,
  • anja, again from captive curse, as well as renate.
  • the big island, subsequently spoken by mike – so, big island mike – from creature of kapu cave 
  • lukas, again, from captive curse (i sense a theme)

Speaking of the dinosaur calendar project thingy, I think I might postpone the ginger siblings’ joining the tribe into the second calendar. 

I may or may not have plans for a (very minor) story-ish thingy for the calendars. Since the first one will start from the death of an old matriarch, and that is a big deal, I might give them time to deal with it. Maybe even a bit more hardship too that they’ll get out of during the first calendar, and have them building a better future from there on subsequent calendars.

Or should I have the old matriarch die during the first calendar? Give it more impact? Like first calendar sad but getting better, and the following ones being things being actually good. Or maybe I should save the killing-the-old-matriarch for the eventual art book instead, and expand the sad beginning there?

(Ha, and this was once supposed to be just a single calendar with some pretty pictures, now look where it’s taking me…)

Eh, don’t know. Just thinking out loud.


chapter four; the rescue

She was at his side in an instant, unbinding the belts, speaking as she went. “Hey, wake up, soldier,” she said, unclipping the first restraint. “Are you Bucky?”

His eyes broke open at that, in surprise. They fixed on her with a bewildered curiosity. It was as though he was looking into the eyes of an angel. He was sure he’d died then, died and gone to whatever heaven was. “Wha…I don’t…uh…” It was more incoherent mumbles, for a reply.

“I’ll take that as a yes,” she sighed. Her fingers gripped the buckle and she gave it a hard yank, ripping it clean off. She did that with the subsequent ones until there were no more, talking as she went. “Your friend’s looking for you. You know a Steve Rogers?”

“Steve?” he perked up at the name, eyes following her.

“Yeah, he’s waiting for us. Come on. Up you go.” She gripped his arm and pulled. He didn’t fight her. Just drooped off the side of the table to his feet, still with wide, slightly bewildered eyes. She realized she wouldn’t get anywhere like this, not without explaining herself. Until she did, he might as well be a stack of bricks.

“My name is Sergeant Sara Riley, one-one-seven-zero-six-three-zero-one. I am a member of the US Army and I’m trying to save your life,” she quickly explained. “I know this is weird, but I need you to come with me. Can you move?”

He slowly nodded, standing up a bit more on his own. “Yeah, yeah.”

“Good. Let’s go.” She nodded once, draping his arm around her shoulders and carrying him along with her to the exit, his feet almost dragging behind from his half-lucid state.


I found it interesting how even though the title of the Fire Lord became secular over the years, subsequently pushing down all religious authority for the sake of imperialism, the Royal Bloodline’s sense of divine given power had not disappeared. 

Take for instance Ozai’s phrase in the final battle: Providence has delivered you to me.” Or Azula’s line when she conquered Ba Sing Se: “But true power, the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with.” I have no doubt that they truly believe they have spiritual authority over every act they commit; that the sacred forces of the Fire Nation willed it to be. 

Which really makes me wonder, what does Fire Nation religion look like in post-theocracy, now secular imperialism? Now that the Fire Lord forced the sages to submit to his authority, how does that affect the way religion is viewed? How are spiritual forces now treated in the mainstream? Are they degraded to the point where imperialism is its own religion? That patriotism is a form of worship? That the Fire Lord is treated as a sort of god? 

Let’s get this straight for all the people spouting inaccuracies. I wanted to just celebrate Jodie, but I can’t stomach the misinformation.

1. Steven Moffat was not fired from Doctor Who. He is stepping down from the show if his own volition.
2. Steven Moffat has been paving the way for a woman Doctor for ages, writing passages in support of it in official Who content as early as the 90s. He has since cast the first woman Master and shown a white man regenerate into a black woman, as well as has written Doctor-like women leads like River Song and Clara Oswald, the latter of whom even got her own TARDIS.
3. His writing of this has had a tangible impact on increasing support for a woman Doctor. In the aftermath of the reveal if Michelle Gomez as the Master in 2014, for example, fan site DoctorWhoTV found support for a woman as the Doctor increase from 13% to 46.47%. Subsequent use of Missy and other characters fitting that subtext has further increased support over the past few years.

Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor is an absolute triumph. Seriously, huge kudos to Chris Chibnall for that. But don’t act like Moffat has been getting in the way of this. No matter how you feel about him as a writer, he played an important role in getting us to this point.

Plot Twist, because I’m an asshole: the massive treasure chest at the end of a murderously difficult and expansive dungeon is entirely empty. Inside the box there is some flowery prose that hints at friendship or something being the “true treasure.”

Subsequent Plot Twist, because I’m an even bigger asshole: the chest itself is actually a long-lost non-magical artifact with massive historic value, and there are plenty of museums, nobles, historical societies, etc. that would pay an insane amount of money for it.

A Guide to The Adventure Zone metaplot

So recently, I re-listened to the entirety of TAZ in prep for the ending and took notes; as we head into the finale next week, I wanted to share them! This is a comprehensive look at every plot thread, bit of foreshadowing, and yet-unresolved ideas as we head into endgame. This involves heavy spoilers through the most recent episode (66) and assumes you have already listened or read the content before.

The full is under the cut!

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