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Facebook, Fire, and Friends: Jessica Valenti * aJessicaValenti Somewhat buried in the NYT piece about the Texas school shooting incredibly relevant and sadly unsur- prising nytimes.com/2018/05/18/us/ Kole Dixon, 16, a sophomore, said he was standing outside history class when the fire alarm suddenly went off. He sprinted out a side door, and heard gunshots in rapid succession over the sound of the fire alarm When the shooting stopped, Mr. Dixon said that friends told him that the gunman first entered an art classroom, said "Surprise!" and started shooting. The suspect's ex-girlfriend was among the people shot in that classroom, he said trollkatt: twodotsknowwhy: rapeculturerealities: thecringeandwincefactory: rapeculturerealities: original link to article here More on this here. “One of Pagourtzis’ classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, “had 4 months of problems from this boy,” her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no.” Pagourtzis continued to get more aggressive, and she finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, Rodriguez said. “A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” she wrote. “Shana being the first one.”“ She wasn’t his ex-girlfriend. She was a girl he stalked and harassed after she turned him down. There’s a really, really big difference between the two WTF is happening to the NYTimes - I remember it as thorough and trustworthy, and now it’s just filled with biased sloppiness and shite?!
Facebook, Fire, and Friends: Jessica Valenti *
 aJessicaValenti
 Somewhat buried in the NYT piece
 about the Texas school shooting
 incredibly relevant and sadly unsur-
 prising nytimes.com/2018/05/18/us/
 Kole Dixon, 16, a sophomore, said he was
 standing outside history class when the fire
 alarm suddenly went off. He sprinted out a side
 door, and heard gunshots in rapid succession
 over the sound of the fire alarm
 When the shooting stopped, Mr. Dixon said that
 friends told him that the gunman first entered
 an art classroom, said "Surprise!" and started
 shooting. The suspect's ex-girlfriend was
 among the people shot in that classroom, he
 said
trollkatt:

twodotsknowwhy:

rapeculturerealities:


thecringeandwincefactory:

rapeculturerealities:
original link to article here
More on this here.
“One of Pagourtzis’ classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, “had 4 months of problems from this boy,” her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no.”
Pagourtzis continued to get more aggressive, and she finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, Rodriguez said. “A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” she wrote. “Shana being the first one.”“



She wasn’t his ex-girlfriend. She was a girl he stalked and harassed after she turned him down. There’s a really, really big difference between the two

WTF is happening to the NYTimes - I remember it as thorough and trustworthy, and now it’s just filled with biased sloppiness and shite?!

trollkatt: twodotsknowwhy: rapeculturerealities: thecringeandwincefactory: rapeculturerealities: original link to article here More on ...

Facebook, Fire, and Friends: Jessica Valenti * aJessicaValenti Somewhat buried in the NYT piece about the Texas school shooting incredibly relevant and sadly unsur- prising nytimes.com/2018/05/18/us/ Kole Dixon, 16, a sophomore, said he was standing outside history class when the fire alarm suddenly went off. He sprinted out a side door, and heard gunshots in rapid succession over the sound of the fire alarm When the shooting stopped, Mr. Dixon said that friends told him that the gunman first entered an art classroom, said "Surprise!" and started shooting. The suspect's ex-girlfriend was among the people shot in that classroom, he said twodotsknowwhy: rapeculturerealities: thecringeandwincefactory: rapeculturerealities: original link to article here More on this here. “One of Pagourtzis’ classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, “had 4 months of problems from this boy,” her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no.” Pagourtzis continued to get more aggressive, and she finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, Rodriguez said. “A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” she wrote. “Shana being the first one.”“ She wasn’t his ex-girlfriend. She was a girl he stalked and harassed after she turned him down. There’s a really, really big difference between the two
Facebook, Fire, and Friends: Jessica Valenti *
 aJessicaValenti
 Somewhat buried in the NYT piece
 about the Texas school shooting
 incredibly relevant and sadly unsur-
 prising nytimes.com/2018/05/18/us/
 Kole Dixon, 16, a sophomore, said he was
 standing outside history class when the fire
 alarm suddenly went off. He sprinted out a side
 door, and heard gunshots in rapid succession
 over the sound of the fire alarm
 When the shooting stopped, Mr. Dixon said that
 friends told him that the gunman first entered
 an art classroom, said "Surprise!" and started
 shooting. The suspect's ex-girlfriend was
 among the people shot in that classroom, he
 said
twodotsknowwhy:
rapeculturerealities:


thecringeandwincefactory:

rapeculturerealities:
original link to article here
More on this here.
“One of Pagourtzis’ classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, “had 4 months of problems from this boy,” her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no.”
Pagourtzis continued to get more aggressive, and she finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, Rodriguez said. “A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” she wrote. “Shana being the first one.”“



She wasn’t his ex-girlfriend. She was a girl he stalked and harassed after she turned him down. There’s a really, really big difference between the two

twodotsknowwhy: rapeculturerealities: thecringeandwincefactory: rapeculturerealities: original link to article here More on this here. “O...

America, Children, and Dad: A Los Angeles Times Times latimes Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools amid the territory's economic crisis lat.ms/2q7Kfwr 5/6/17, 9:40 AM SinglePayer @puzzleshifter That's a funny way to spell, "Puerto Rico forced to close 184 public schools so US hedge fund owning politicians can cash in their stocks" The Associated Press Φ @AP Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools in move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis. apne.ws/ 2qljnA8 5/5/17, 10:26 AM mikkeneko: wadafuqreally: airyairyquitecontrary: spoopysalt: whisperoceans: this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to receive the education they deserve thanks to their messed up government Its even worse than that. I’m living through it. Not only are schools closing, hospitals are collapsing. Only around 9% of the island has electricity and it comes and goes at times. People are dying in hospitals because of lack of diesel for the generators, a lot of the water is now infected, there are disease outbreaks and scareceness of food. I am safe, but many are not. Some have water, others don’t. We need help. Sending money would be helpful but what would help even more would be sending water filters, filtering water bottles, food, medicine, if somehow possible diesel. All of you reblogging this news helps, but what we need is physical help. If you can’t, then spread the word, but God if you can send supplies… Please… PLEASE do. We are dying. Help us, help us save ourselves. Help us save our people. Help us save out ISLAND. If you’re not in a position to ship or transport useful items to the island (which is sure as heck the case for me in New Zealand) then the best thing you can do is give money to a reputable relief organisation operating in the area. Hispanic Federation UNIDOS fundraising page for Puerto Rico. Choose the fundraiser you want from the dropdown menu in the “Your Information” section (as you can see from the picture they have several). Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria fundraising page. Reblogging You know, every time Puerto Rico comes up I’m reminded of a comment my dad made in a discussion about it, in response to someone claiming that the PR situation is terrible but oh well, what can we do? They’re SO far away after all and the logistic problems are SO hard. He said, “When the Soviets blockaded the city of Berlin in 1948, America flew in to West Berlin enough supplies to keep the city going by airdrop for over a year. Puerto Rico today isn’t much bigger than Berlin was then, and America has grown immensely in wealth and power since that day. The problem isn’t lack of resources, it’s lack of will.” Nothing about what’s happening to Puerto Rico (and still happening) is inevitable in any way. This is deliberate. Don’t forget it.
America, Children, and Dad: A Los Angeles Times
 Times latimes
 Puerto Rico is closing 184 public
 schools amid the territory's economic
 crisis lat.ms/2q7Kfwr
 5/6/17, 9:40 AM

 SinglePayer
 @puzzleshifter
 That's a funny way to spell, "Puerto Rico
 forced to close 184 public schools so
 US hedge fund owning politicians can
 cash in their stocks"
 The Associated Press Φ @AP
 Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools in
 move expected to save millions of dollars
 amid a deep economic crisis. apne.ws/
 2qljnA8
 5/5/17, 10:26 AM
mikkeneko:
wadafuqreally:

airyairyquitecontrary:

spoopysalt:

whisperoceans:
this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to receive the education they deserve thanks to their messed up government

Its even worse than that. I’m living through it. Not only are schools closing, hospitals are collapsing. Only around 9% of the island has electricity and it comes and goes at times. 
People are dying in hospitals because of lack of diesel for the generators, a lot of the water is now infected, there are disease outbreaks and scareceness of food. I am safe, but many are not. 
Some have water, others don’t. We need help. Sending money would be helpful but what would help even more would be sending water filters, filtering water bottles, food, medicine, if somehow possible diesel.

All of you reblogging this news helps, but what we need is physical help. If you can’t, then spread the word, but God if you can send supplies… Please… PLEASE do. We are dying. Help us, help us save ourselves. Help us save our people. Help us save out ISLAND.

If you’re not in a position to ship or transport useful items to the island (which is sure as heck the case for me in New Zealand) then the best thing you can do is give money to a reputable relief organisation operating in the area.
Hispanic Federation UNIDOS fundraising page for Puerto Rico.
Choose the fundraiser you want from the dropdown menu in the “Your Information” section (as you can see from the picture they have several).
Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria fundraising page.


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You know, every time Puerto Rico comes up I’m reminded of a comment my dad made in a discussion about it, in response to someone claiming that the PR situation is terrible but oh well, what can we do? They’re SO far away after all and the logistic problems are SO hard.
He said, “When the Soviets blockaded the city of Berlin in 1948, America flew in to West Berlin enough supplies to keep the city going by airdrop for over a year. Puerto Rico today isn’t much bigger than Berlin was then, and America has grown immensely in wealth and power since that day. The problem isn’t lack of resources, it’s lack of will.”
Nothing about what’s happening to Puerto Rico (and still happening) is inevitable in any way. This is deliberate. Don’t forget it.

mikkeneko: wadafuqreally: airyairyquitecontrary: spoopysalt: whisperoceans: this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to...

Children, Food, and Funny: A Los Angeles Times Times latimes Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools amid the territory's economic crisis lat.ms/2q7Kfwr 5/6/17, 9:40 AM SinglePayer @puzzleshifter That's a funny way to spell, "Puerto Rico forced to close 184 public schools so US hedge fund owning politicians can cash in their stocks" The Associated Press Φ @AP Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools in move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis. apne.ws/ 2qljnA8 5/5/17, 10:26 AM wadafuqreally: airyairyquitecontrary: spoopysalt: whisperoceans: this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to receive the education they deserve thanks to their messed up government Its even worse than that. I’m living through it. Not only are schools closing, hospitals are collapsing. Only around 9% of the island has electricity and it comes and goes at times. People are dying in hospitals because of lack of diesel for the generators, a lot of the water is now infected, there are disease outbreaks and scareceness of food. I am safe, but many are not. Some have water, others don’t. We need help. Sending money would be helpful but what would help even more would be sending water filters, filtering water bottles, food, medicine, if somehow possible diesel. All of you reblogging this news helps, but what we need is physical help. If you can’t, then spread the word, but God if you can send supplies… Please… PLEASE do. We are dying. Help us, help us save ourselves. Help us save our people. Help us save out ISLAND. If you’re not in a position to ship or transport useful items to the island (which is sure as heck the case for me in New Zealand) then the best thing you can do is give money to a reputable relief organisation operating in the area. Hispanic Federation UNIDOS fundraising page for Puerto Rico. Choose the fundraiser you want from the dropdown menu in the “Your Information” section (as you can see from the picture they have several). Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria fundraising page. Reblogging
Children, Food, and Funny: A Los Angeles Times
 Times latimes
 Puerto Rico is closing 184 public
 schools amid the territory's economic
 crisis lat.ms/2q7Kfwr
 5/6/17, 9:40 AM

 SinglePayer
 @puzzleshifter
 That's a funny way to spell, "Puerto Rico
 forced to close 184 public schools so
 US hedge fund owning politicians can
 cash in their stocks"
 The Associated Press Φ @AP
 Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools in
 move expected to save millions of dollars
 amid a deep economic crisis. apne.ws/
 2qljnA8
 5/5/17, 10:26 AM
wadafuqreally:

airyairyquitecontrary:
spoopysalt:

whisperoceans:
this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to receive the education they deserve thanks to their messed up government

Its even worse than that. I’m living through it. Not only are schools closing, hospitals are collapsing. Only around 9% of the island has electricity and it comes and goes at times. 
People are dying in hospitals because of lack of diesel for the generators, a lot of the water is now infected, there are disease outbreaks and scareceness of food. I am safe, but many are not. 
Some have water, others don’t. We need help. Sending money would be helpful but what would help even more would be sending water filters, filtering water bottles, food, medicine, if somehow possible diesel.

All of you reblogging this news helps, but what we need is physical help. If you can’t, then spread the word, but God if you can send supplies… Please… PLEASE do. We are dying. Help us, help us save ourselves. Help us save our people. Help us save out ISLAND.

If you’re not in a position to ship or transport useful items to the island (which is sure as heck the case for me in New Zealand) then the best thing you can do is give money to a reputable relief organisation operating in the area.
Hispanic Federation UNIDOS fundraising page for Puerto Rico.
Choose the fundraiser you want from the dropdown menu in the “Your Information” section (as you can see from the picture they have several).
Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria fundraising page.


Reblogging

wadafuqreally: airyairyquitecontrary: spoopysalt: whisperoceans: this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to receive the...

Children, Food, and Funny: A Los Angeles Times Times latimes Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools amid the territory's economic crisis lat.ms/2q7Kfwr 5/6/17, 9:40 AM SinglePayer @puzzleshifter That's a funny way to spell, "Puerto Rico forced to close 184 public schools so US hedge fund owning politicians can cash in their stocks" The Associated Press Φ @AP Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools in move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis. apne.ws/ 2qljnA8 5/5/17, 10:26 AM jollysunflora: wadafuqreally: airyairyquitecontrary: spoopysalt: whisperoceans: this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to receive the education they deserve thanks to their messed up government Its even worse than that. I’m living through it. Not only are schools closing, hospitals are collapsing. Only around 9% of the island has electricity and it comes and goes at times. People are dying in hospitals because of lack of diesel for the generators, a lot of the water is now infected, there are disease outbreaks and scareceness of food. I am safe, but many are not. Some have water, others don’t. We need help. Sending money would be helpful but what would help even more would be sending water filters, filtering water bottles, food, medicine, if somehow possible diesel. All of you reblogging this news helps, but what we need is physical help. If you can’t, then spread the word, but God if you can send supplies… Please… PLEASE do. We are dying. Help us, help us save ourselves. Help us save our people. Help us save out ISLAND. If you’re not in a position to ship or transport useful items to the island (which is sure as heck the case for me in New Zealand) then the best thing you can do is give money to a reputable relief organisation operating in the area. Hispanic Federation UNIDOS fundraising page for Puerto Rico. Choose the fundraiser you want from the dropdown menu in the “Your Information” section (as you can see from the picture they have several). Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria fundraising page. Reblogging Whoa wtf
Children, Food, and Funny: A Los Angeles Times
 Times latimes
 Puerto Rico is closing 184 public
 schools amid the territory's economic
 crisis lat.ms/2q7Kfwr
 5/6/17, 9:40 AM

 SinglePayer
 @puzzleshifter
 That's a funny way to spell, "Puerto Rico
 forced to close 184 public schools so
 US hedge fund owning politicians can
 cash in their stocks"
 The Associated Press Φ @AP
 Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools in
 move expected to save millions of dollars
 amid a deep economic crisis. apne.ws/
 2qljnA8
 5/5/17, 10:26 AM
jollysunflora:

wadafuqreally:

airyairyquitecontrary:

spoopysalt:

whisperoceans:
this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be able to receive the education they deserve thanks to their messed up government

Its even worse than that. I’m living through it. Not only are schools closing, hospitals are collapsing. Only around 9% of the island has electricity and it comes and goes at times. 
People are dying in hospitals because of lack of diesel for the generators, a lot of the water is now infected, there are disease outbreaks and scareceness of food. I am safe, but many are not. 
Some have water, others don’t. We need help. Sending money would be helpful but what would help even more would be sending water filters, filtering water bottles, food, medicine, if somehow possible diesel.

All of you reblogging this news helps, but what we need is physical help. If you can’t, then spread the word, but God if you can send supplies… Please… PLEASE do. We are dying. Help us, help us save ourselves. Help us save our people. Help us save out ISLAND.

If you’re not in a position to ship or transport useful items to the island (which is sure as heck the case for me in New Zealand) then the best thing you can do is give money to a reputable relief organisation operating in the area.
Hispanic Federation UNIDOS fundraising page for Puerto Rico.
Choose the fundraiser you want from the dropdown menu in the “Your Information” section (as you can see from the picture they have several).
Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria fundraising page.


Reblogging


Whoa wtf

jollysunflora: wadafuqreally: airyairyquitecontrary: spoopysalt: whisperoceans: this is fantastic now children in Puerto Rico wont be ab...

Crying, Family, and Memes: Four-Month-Old Baby Attacked and Dragged By Raccoon Inside Philly Apartment t @balleralert Four-Month-Old Baby Attacked and Dragged By Raccoon Inside Philly Apartment – blogged by @MsJEnnyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, tragedy struck in Philadelphia after a raccoon attacked a four-month-old girl inside her Philly home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Los Angeles Times, the baby’s mother, Ashley Rodgers, was taken her older son to the bathroom, as the baby slept on a bed. When she returned, she found her daughter on the floor, covered in blood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We heard a sound upstairs, and we see a raccoon run down the steps,” Rodgers told reporters. “When I finally got to her, she was laying on the floor, so it had dragged her off the bed, across the room and she was bleeding and crying, and her whole face was red.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The little baby was quickly transported to a local hospital for treatment. Upon arrival, she received over 60 stitches and a rabies shot and is now expected to recover. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then though, Animal Care and Control has cased the area, as well as the building and has yet to find the raccoon. The team has even set traps but the raccoon has yet to be caught. As a result, the family, who just moved into the apartment this week, will not return to their unit.
Crying, Family, and Memes: Four-Month-Old Baby Attacked and
 Dragged By Raccoon Inside Philly
 Apartment
 t @balleralert
Four-Month-Old Baby Attacked and Dragged By Raccoon Inside Philly Apartment – blogged by @MsJEnnyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, tragedy struck in Philadelphia after a raccoon attacked a four-month-old girl inside her Philly home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Los Angeles Times, the baby’s mother, Ashley Rodgers, was taken her older son to the bathroom, as the baby slept on a bed. When she returned, she found her daughter on the floor, covered in blood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We heard a sound upstairs, and we see a raccoon run down the steps,” Rodgers told reporters. “When I finally got to her, she was laying on the floor, so it had dragged her off the bed, across the room and she was bleeding and crying, and her whole face was red.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The little baby was quickly transported to a local hospital for treatment. Upon arrival, she received over 60 stitches and a rabies shot and is now expected to recover. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then though, Animal Care and Control has cased the area, as well as the building and has yet to find the raccoon. The team has even set traps but the raccoon has yet to be caught. As a result, the family, who just moved into the apartment this week, will not return to their unit.

Four-Month-Old Baby Attacked and Dragged By Raccoon Inside Philly Apartment – blogged by @MsJEnnyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, traged...

New York, Party, and Politics: Why Half a Million California Independents Could Be Shut Out of the Democratic Primary A Los Angeles Times investigation discovered 500,000 California voters may not be able to vote in the Democratic primaries due to registration confusion. USUNCUT.COM zitahawthorne: foxcum: Please read if you’re voting in the California Primary If you’re registered to vote in California for the Democratic primary please check your voter status here Many people are starting to discover that they’ve registered with the American Independent Party (AIP) instead of an actual independent on their voter registartion. The AIP is the third largest party in California, but instead of being a standard independent status for voting purposes, the party is affiliated with right-wing politics and isn’t an actual independent status. But most importantly, if you’re registered as an AIP affiliate, you cannot vote in the California primary on June 7th Most people have registered with the party in error, as many as 500,000 people could be excluded from the Democratic Primary, so please check your voter status if you registered as an independent You only have until May 23rd to fix this error Don’t let this be another New York scandal, check the status of your voter registration before it’s too late Thank you OP and everyone who reblogged this that resulted in this on my dash because despite registering 3 times, I’m still not registered somehow and I wouldn’t have known in time it it weren’t for this link to check Thank you thank you thank you.
New York, Party, and Politics: Why Half a Million California Independents Could Be
 Shut Out of the Democratic Primary
 A Los Angeles Times investigation discovered 500,000 California voters may not
 be able to vote in the Democratic primaries due to registration confusion.
 USUNCUT.COM
zitahawthorne:

foxcum:

Please read if you’re voting in the California Primary

If you’re registered to vote in California for the Democratic primary please check your voter status here

Many people are starting to discover that they’ve registered with the American Independent Party (AIP) instead of an actual independent on their voter registartion. The AIP is the third largest party in California, but instead of being a standard independent status for voting purposes, the party is affiliated with right-wing politics and isn’t an actual independent status.

But most importantly, if you’re registered as an AIP affiliate, you cannot vote in the California primary on June 7th

Most people have registered with the party in error, as many as 500,000 people could be excluded from the Democratic Primary, so please check your voter status if you registered as an independent

You only have until May 23rd to fix this error

Don’t let this be another New York scandal, check the status of your voter registration before it’s too late

Thank you OP and everyone who reblogged this that resulted in this on my dash because despite registering 3 times, I’m still not registered somehow and I wouldn’t have known in time it it weren’t for this link to check 
Thank you thank you thank you.

zitahawthorne: foxcum: Please read if you’re voting in the California Primary If you’re registered to vote in California for the Democrat...