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Burned Tower by AudGreen

Happy 20th anniversary Pokemon!

As someone that’s played since RBY, my favorite games were Gold and Silver.  Everything about Ecruteak City, from the legend of the towers to the Kimono Dance Hall.  And the remakes just made everything so much more colorful and beautiful.  

And while we know that Suicune, Raikou, and Entei are actually in the bottom and Ho-Oh is in Bell Tower….

I like to think Ho-Oh likes to play in the charcoal. <3

PS:  Typhlosion’s my fave but…who blocks Ho-Oh with Typhlosion?  XD

You probably don’t know what’s happening in Burns, OR. So here’s what’s up.

 There’s no media coverage on this so I’d like to say something and if you guys could signal boost it’d be incredible.

Hi my name’s Rowan, I live in Everett, Washington, about a 7 to 8 hour drive North of the city of Burns, Oregon. I don’t know how many of you know this, as the mainstream media is either completely ignoring it or twisting the story, and the pacific northwest doesn’t get a lot of attention anyways.

Anywho, very recently, a full on militia of heavily armed (semi automatic weapons) right-wing activists took over a wildlife refuge 30 miles outside the city.

The starting embers came from a prominent Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy’s, three sons. They are supposedly “protesting” a 2001 to 2006 incident where Dwight Hammond and his son set fire to the land they hand– land only leased to them by the government, so it was still federally owned. As a result, the men were charged with and eventually convicted of arson and sentenced to 5 years in prison. The men said they did it to beat back invasive plant species and prevent wildfires, which as far as I know, is a pretty viable method if it’s VERY CAREFULLY DONE and in a VERY SMALL AREA. They did neither.

Anyways, these activists are angry that the men got jail time for something they deserved and have taken over a wildlife refuge building, intending to turn it into a place for “patriots” to come and fight. Nobody wants them there. Even the Hammond’s said they “Didn’t want a stand off, and that they just want to serve their sentence peacefully.”

The militia, as they like to call themselves, have stated that they will “Not hesitate to resort to violence should law enforcement or federal agents try to reclaim the building.”

And what has mainstream media done? Called it peaceful. Called it a protest. (which technically it is, but its not what we want to be defined as, see link above for examples), and the police have just stood by while all this is going on.

So basically, we have a bunch of angry, white, weapon filled people holed up in a federal building threatening violence and nothing is being done, where as the national guard was dispatched to the baltimore and ferguson “riots.”

tldr: white people riot, hostile take over of wildlife refuge, threaten violence, but yet they are protesting while baltimore and ferguson were “rioting.”

Feel free to add onto this post, but keep anything racist or supportive of these men off of it.