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20

Aug

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

19

Aug

Remember first we are guilty before all

Seek first to take the plank out of your own eye before taking a sliver out of your brother’s.

When I refuse the simplest courtesy to my brother or sister do I not then refuse them a love beyond all thought, word or deed?
When I scoff at a child being annoying or crying out do I not then scoff at all children and refuse them an environment that fosters their development into loving people?

It is a hard and impossibly heavy burden to know you are guilty before all, but there is a lighter yolk available—for while it still is the burden there is Christ who is always willing to bear it with and for you.

There is so much meanness in the world why should we wish to increase it? When there is so little niceness in the world why should we wish to refuse it?

Keep In mind about me though
I am accorded the privilege of being patient. If the conversation about race gets stalled I am not in trouble. I will not face any more troubles.
But as a human being one should know that if the conversation, if the change in men’s and women’s hearts does not occur then there is still a real and present danger to people of color. If we refuse to talk and change then more people will be killed and torn from their families. More killers will walk free.
As always we must pray pray pray and work in our everyday lives to root out the injustice and seeds of evil in our own hearts.

Things to remember about the shooting:
Eyewitness testimony is sadly, very flimsy. Remember that Neil post going around about his jury duty times. It goes both ways. That is why we have such vastly different stories on the eyewitness part.
What this does not mean
1. That the eyewitnesses are wrong on either side but by the definition of the matter one side might be right and the other wrong or even a weird mix of the two.
2. This also does not mean that there is not systematic injustice against blacks and poc
3. This now is almost tangential to the Ferguson protests. If Michael Brown was innocent the protests still have measure and importance. If the officer is innocent then the protests still have importance and measure. The protests have grown almost into their own entity and their message needs to be heard. Don’t try to discount them just because there’s a possibility that the office is innocent.

mapsontheweb:

Air Pollution Removal by Trees
From article about the health affects of trees, http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/trees-good/375129/[1] where the values are the removal of pollutant (NO2, O3, PM2.5, SO2) tonnes per square kilometer in each county.

mapsontheweb:

Air Pollution Removal by Trees

From article about the health affects of trees, http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/trees-good/375129/[1] where the values are the removal of pollutant (NO2, O3, PM2.5, SO2) tonnes per square kilometer in each county.

mapsontheweb:

Worst hurricanes on the US East Coast

mapsontheweb:

Worst hurricanes on the US East Coast

jimllpaintit:

National Geographic asked me to summarise the 1990s in one image. This is what I came up with.

jimllpaintit:

National Geographic asked me to summarise the 1990s in one image. This is what I came up with.

iheartbeingacatholic:

I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessedJohn the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinnedexceedingly, in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.Therefore I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints to pray to the Lord our God for me. Amen
THE CONFITEOR

iheartbeingacatholic:

I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed
John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned
exceedingly, in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.

Therefore I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints to pray to the Lord our God for me. Amen

THE CONFITEOR

snowingbooks:

lesbianvenom:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life” Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

I pointed this out in my Harry Potter class today and everyone started yelling and about five people told me to go to hell

Hold up, A HARRY POTTER CLASS?!

snowingbooks:

lesbianvenom:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

I pointed this out in my Harry Potter class today and everyone started yelling and about five people told me to go to hell

Hold up, A HARRY POTTER CLASS?!

Let me just say as a close relative of 

  • a former chief of police
  • a current state trooper
  • another police officer
  • several war veterans

(all in the great state of NY)

that police officers do great work and put their lives on the line.  

BUT

to quote one of the relatives above

"Shit police work like this [Ferguson] makes me really angry!"

also

"Do they even know how to use that f***in’ equipment?"

there you have it folks even other police officers/veterans think the Police of Ferguson are out of control