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Head, Memes, and Video Games: 9-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 13-Year-Old Sister Over Video Game Controller; Officials Unsure If Charges Will Be Pressed @balleralert CB. 9-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 13-Year-Old Sister Over Video Game Controller; Officials Unsure If Charges Will Be Pressed - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Saturday, tragedy struck in Monroe County, Mississippi, when a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 9-year-old brother over a video game. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to USA Today, the incident occurred after the young girl refused to give up a video game controller when her brother wanted it. As a result, officials say the young boy grabbed a gun and shot his sister in the back of the head, as the bullet pierced her brain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The teenage girl was rushed to a local hospital, where she later died. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He’s just 9. I assume he’s seen this on video games or TV,” Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said. “I don’t know if he knew exactly what this would do. I can’t answer that. I do know it’s a tragedy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This is all new ground for us, we’ve never dealt with a kid shooting a kid at age 9,” Cantrell said. “We don’t know yet what kind of charges or if charges will be pressed. We want to make sure we’re doing everything correctly.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s why I’m not too fast to say anything because there are juveniles involved. We want to do what’s right and we’re going to get it right.”
Head, Memes, and Video Games: 9-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 13-Year-Old Sister
 Over Video Game Controller; Officials Unsure
 If Charges Will Be Pressed
 @balleralert
 CB.
9-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 13-Year-Old Sister Over Video Game Controller; Officials Unsure If Charges Will Be Pressed - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Saturday, tragedy struck in Monroe County, Mississippi, when a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 9-year-old brother over a video game. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to USA Today, the incident occurred after the young girl refused to give up a video game controller when her brother wanted it. As a result, officials say the young boy grabbed a gun and shot his sister in the back of the head, as the bullet pierced her brain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The teenage girl was rushed to a local hospital, where she later died. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He’s just 9. I assume he’s seen this on video games or TV,” Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said. “I don’t know if he knew exactly what this would do. I can’t answer that. I do know it’s a tragedy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This is all new ground for us, we’ve never dealt with a kid shooting a kid at age 9,” Cantrell said. “We don’t know yet what kind of charges or if charges will be pressed. We want to make sure we’re doing everything correctly.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s why I’m not too fast to say anything because there are juveniles involved. We want to do what’s right and we’re going to get it right.”

9-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 13-Year-Old Sister Over Video Game Controller; Officials Unsure If Charges Will Be Pressed - blogged by @MsJennyb ...

Community, Head, and Life: BREAKING NEWS LOUIS' APOLOGY Nov. 10 | Louis C.K. admits to sexual misconduct allegations; offers sincere public apology. Here is C.K.’s statement in full: I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not. These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly. I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position. I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it. There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with. I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work. The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy. I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situatio
Community, Head, and Life: BREAKING NEWS
 LOUIS' APOLOGY
 Nov. 10 | Louis C.K. admits to sexual
 misconduct allegations; offers sincere
 public apology.
Here is C.K.’s statement in full: I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not. These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly. I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position. I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it. There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with. I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work. The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy. I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situatio

Here is C.K.’s statement in full: I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia wh...

Children, Memes, and Obama: Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama @balleralert Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A public school in Mississippi, that was previously named after Confederate Jefferson Davis, will now be renamed in honor of former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the reports, the Jackson School Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to change Davis Magnet IB to Barack Obama Magnet IB. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” said PTA President Janelle Jefferson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the stats from 2017 enrollment, 97% of the school's students are black. Jefferson said the name change is a way to honor someone that "fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The new name of the institution will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year. Before making the transition, the school’s partners must first raise funds to support the name change.
Children, Memes, and Obama: Mississippi Public School Named
 After Confederate Will Be Renamed
 After Barack Obama
 @balleralert
Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A public school in Mississippi, that was previously named after Confederate Jefferson Davis, will now be renamed in honor of former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the reports, the Jackson School Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to change Davis Magnet IB to Barack Obama Magnet IB. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” said PTA President Janelle Jefferson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the stats from 2017 enrollment, 97% of the school's students are black. Jefferson said the name change is a way to honor someone that "fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The new name of the institution will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year. Before making the transition, the school’s partners must first raise funds to support the name change.

Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A public school i...

America, Memes, and Nasa: The Mississippi River Delta has been an area of intense study for, among other things, the dynamic growth and loss of land experienced in the region due to natural and man-made causes. Although coastal wetlands are typically the topic of conversation, a recent paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (Ortiz, Roy, & Edmonds, 2017) explores how pond expansion due to wind contributes to land loss, an inland erosion process referred to as ‘internal fragmentation.’ The scientists analyzed about 10,000 satellite images taken between 1982 and 2016 by the Landsat 8 satellite (a collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA launched in 2013), and found that ponds in the area tend to grow in the direction of the prevailing winds. Their research led them to suggest that ponds in the Terrebonne and Barataria basins are unstable, where 80 percent of ponds are expanding. This image shows the area of study along the Atchafalaya Delta of Louisiana, which the authors deemed stable due to the fact that there are nearly as many ponds contracting as expanding. Have you ever visited the Mississippi River Delta region? Tell us your story! Photo: NASA, Joshua Stevens, U.S. Geological Survey. guffscience science geology geography river delta nature erosion earth education naturephotography bestoftheday interesting didyouknow nowyouknow america unitedstates nasa usgs mississippi louisiana mississippiriver mississippiriverdelta
America, Memes, and Nasa: The Mississippi River Delta has been an area of intense study for, among other things, the dynamic growth and loss of land experienced in the region due to natural and man-made causes. Although coastal wetlands are typically the topic of conversation, a recent paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (Ortiz, Roy, & Edmonds, 2017) explores how pond expansion due to wind contributes to land loss, an inland erosion process referred to as ‘internal fragmentation.’ The scientists analyzed about 10,000 satellite images taken between 1982 and 2016 by the Landsat 8 satellite (a collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA launched in 2013), and found that ponds in the area tend to grow in the direction of the prevailing winds. Their research led them to suggest that ponds in the Terrebonne and Barataria basins are unstable, where 80 percent of ponds are expanding. This image shows the area of study along the Atchafalaya Delta of Louisiana, which the authors deemed stable due to the fact that there are nearly as many ponds contracting as expanding. Have you ever visited the Mississippi River Delta region? Tell us your story! Photo: NASA, Joshua Stevens, U.S. Geological Survey. guffscience science geology geography river delta nature erosion earth education naturephotography bestoftheday interesting didyouknow nowyouknow america unitedstates nasa usgs mississippi louisiana mississippiriver mississippiriverdelta

The Mississippi River Delta has been an area of intense study for, among other things, the dynamic growth and loss of land experienced in th...

Children, Memes, and School: My son was kicked out of school because we claimed Department of Education Office of School Health Office of Health Services om!s enl sn kerth Room 402religion and refused Long island City 1111 all vaccines. We appealed and won. Know your rights. They can't force you to vaccinate to attend school. (718)391-8116 tel (718) 391-8128 fax May 3, 2016 MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: Parent o Julia Sykes, Health Service CoordinatorS Department of Education Immunization Program Office of School Health SUBJECT: Request for Religlous Exemption The Office of School Health has reviewed the request for religious exemption from immunization for the follouána sttent Student's Name: Student's .D Borough, District, School x/8/072 With regard to this request, the following action is taken. REQUEST APPROVED Note: In the event that a case of a vaccine preventable disease occurs in your school and the student has not obtained the required immunization, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has the right to require that the student be excluded from school tor at least one incubation perlod after the onset of the last case. For example, it a case of measles is diagnosed, children who have not recelved a measles vaccine will be excluded from school during the outbreak and an additional 18 days after the onset of the last case in the school. A copy of this memo should be attached to the student's cumulative health record 104 @Regrann from @chrisheights - You don't have to vaccinate to send your children to school. I wish I could home school my kids but it didn't work out. But I still refused to let them inject my kids with that garbage. I have had no problems with this letter. Know your rights. Don't let them bully you. ___ Only in California, West Virginia and Mississippi are vaccines mandatory for school. In every other state you can claim religious exemption. At least now you can. Laws are coming soon where they are trying to remove religious exemptions like they did in California a while back. Poisoning our kids isn't cool. More people need to get mad at this system in which they poison our children through vaccination. _ Vía @vegantake0ver - regrann
Children, Memes, and School: My son was
 kicked out of school
 because we claimed
 Department of
 Education
 Office of School Health
 Office of Health Services
 om!s enl sn kerth Room 402religion and refused
 Long island City 1111 all vaccines. We appealed and
 won. Know your
 rights. They can't
 force you to vaccinate
 to attend school.
 (718)391-8116 tel
 (718) 391-8128 fax
 May 3, 2016
 MEMORANDUM
 TO:
 FROM:
 Parent o
 Julia Sykes, Health Service CoordinatorS
 Department of Education Immunization Program
 Office of School Health
 SUBJECT:
 Request for Religlous Exemption
 The Office of School Health has reviewed the request for religious exemption from
 immunization for the follouána sttent
 Student's Name:
 Student's .D
 Borough, District, School x/8/072
 With regard to this request, the following action is taken.
 REQUEST APPROVED
 Note: In the event that a case of a vaccine preventable disease occurs in your school
 and the student has not obtained the required immunization, the Department of Health
 and Mental Hygiene has the right to require that the student be excluded from school tor
 at least one incubation perlod after the onset of the last case. For example, it a case of
 measles is diagnosed, children who have not recelved a measles vaccine will be
 excluded from school during the outbreak and an additional 18 days after the onset of
 the last case in the school.
 A copy of this memo should be attached to the student's cumulative health record 104
@Regrann from @chrisheights - You don't have to vaccinate to send your children to school. I wish I could home school my kids but it didn't work out. But I still refused to let them inject my kids with that garbage. I have had no problems with this letter. Know your rights. Don't let them bully you. ___ Only in California, West Virginia and Mississippi are vaccines mandatory for school. In every other state you can claim religious exemption. At least now you can. Laws are coming soon where they are trying to remove religious exemptions like they did in California a while back. Poisoning our kids isn't cool. More people need to get mad at this system in which they poison our children through vaccination. _ Vía @vegantake0ver - regrann

@Regrann from @chrisheights - You don't have to vaccinate to send your children to school. I wish I could home school my kids but it didn't ...

Amazon, America, and Game of Thrones: Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations @balleralert Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon the news that Game of Thrones creators were considering a television series where slavery never ended, Filmmaker WillPacker and Boondocks’ AaronMcGruder have announced “Black America.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ GameOfThrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, announced a new show titled, “Confederate,” in which, according to Deadline, they will discuss an alternate in history where seceded southern states still practice slavery. Now, it’s been announced that another alternative history show is coming to life, one where newly freed slaves received the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Film producer Will Packer, best known for the Ride Along, Think Like A Man franchises, as well as GirlsTrip, and Boondocks and BlackJesus creator Aaron McGruder created the drama “Black America,” about the sovereign states, New Colonia, and their sometimes tumultuous relationship with the United States. The show will be serviced through Amazon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It was something that was personally intriguing for me as a black American,” Packer told Deadline. “You would be hard pressed to find many black Americans who have not thought about the concept of reparation, what would happen if reparations were actually given. As a content creator, the fact that that is something that has been discussed thoroughly throughout various demographics of people in this country but yet never been explored to my knowledge in any real way in long-form content, I thought it was a tremendous opportunity to delve into the story, to do it right.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be tuning in to “Black America” when it gets an air date?
Amazon, America, and Game of Thrones: Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To
 Create Series Where Black People
 Get Reparations
 @balleralert
Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon the news that Game of Thrones creators were considering a television series where slavery never ended, Filmmaker WillPacker and Boondocks’ AaronMcGruder have announced “Black America.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ GameOfThrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, announced a new show titled, “Confederate,” in which, according to Deadline, they will discuss an alternate in history where seceded southern states still practice slavery. Now, it’s been announced that another alternative history show is coming to life, one where newly freed slaves received the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Film producer Will Packer, best known for the Ride Along, Think Like A Man franchises, as well as GirlsTrip, and Boondocks and BlackJesus creator Aaron McGruder created the drama “Black America,” about the sovereign states, New Colonia, and their sometimes tumultuous relationship with the United States. The show will be serviced through Amazon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It was something that was personally intriguing for me as a black American,” Packer told Deadline. “You would be hard pressed to find many black Americans who have not thought about the concept of reparation, what would happen if reparations were actually given. As a content creator, the fact that that is something that has been discussed thoroughly throughout various demographics of people in this country but yet never been explored to my knowledge in any real way in long-form content, I thought it was a tremendous opportunity to delve into the story, to do it right.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be tuning in to “Black America” when it gets an air date?

Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon the news th...