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  3. humansofnewyork:

    “I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”

    (Jerusalem)

     

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  5. What’s happening in Hong Kong?

    fireinthehob:

    • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
    • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
    • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
    • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
    • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
    • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
    • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
    • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
    • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
    • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
    • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

    More facts about Hong Kong:

    • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
    • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
    • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
    • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

    The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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    I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

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  6. lilgaaby:

    minajdragrace:

    AYEEEEEEEEE

    (via iguanamouth)

     


  7. pardonmewhileipanic:

    punkbunnies:

    dream date: we get chinese food delivered, it’s raining, i take a shower in your shower (it must be a nice shower with good water pressure), you let me wear your clothes after i shower, you have a cat that i can pet, we watch movies, i fall asleep in your bed for like fifteen hours, you fall in love with me

    this, except pizza, and instead of wearing your clothes, i just wear my onesie

    (Source: ifeeltheglow)

     


  8. awrrex:

    gnarly:

    the older I get, the more I understand squidwards anger

    You either die a Spongebob, or live long enough to see yourself become a  Squidward.

    I’ve always been Squidward

    (via fattyforever)

     

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  10. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    #BlackLiberation #Ferguson

    (via thenewwomensmovement)

     

  11. reveseveilles:

    amberstone14:

    mooseley:

    teenwifelife:

    ally-of-villains:

    davejade:

    ATTENTION: if you see a post like this, IT IS A SCREAMER. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK.

    The screamer includes a black and white flashy gif maximized to fit your browser and a very loud piercing screech noise. If in any way this can trigger you, please be aware and reblog to signal boost.

    thankyou ohmygod a friend linked me this literally 2 minutes ago and i was about to click it and i would’ve had a seizure you saved my life ohmygod im so grateful

    Just in case I have any followers with epilepsy like myself. Stay safe!

    I love seeing my followers reblog this! This is fucking awful. And when we say you saved our lives? Let me explain. 2x the number of people that die from breast cancer each year die from having seizures. So yeah, it’s a fucking big deal. So thank you all so much! Everyone, please signal boost!

    What type of person would do that? It’s extremely dangerous! Especially those with seizure related medical conditions!

    Signal boost!

    (Source: idkea, via pardonmewhileipanic)

     

  12. mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 

    #Ferguson@shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

    Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out

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  14. narcolepticbunny:

    pr1ncessprivilege:

    Wonder Woman casually hands Mjolnir to Thor

    I’ve been wanting to see this crossover panel for the longest time

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  15. npr:

    We’ve been wowed by your response for the Cities Project assignment! Instagram user @katedoo shared this discovery from Fellsmere Park in Malden, Mass. Keep submitting photos of nature reclaiming spaces in your community with the tag #nprcities on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram and we may feature it on our Instagram or on NPR.org.

    NPR Cities: Nature Reclaims Its Space

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