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March 25, 2014
It is unlikely at the current time that dialogue will resume between the Syrian regime and the opposition in Geneva
United Nations envoy Brahimi stated Monday. On the ground, Syrian forces battled with rebels who captured a village and a crossing on the Turkey border. UN’s Ban ki-Moon also blamed both sides of the conflict for blocking humanitarian aid.
11:00 // 3 weeks ago
March 24, 2014
obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Character Actor James Rebhorn
Mr. Rebhorn, who died at the age of 65 of melanoma, has 125 acting credits according to IMDB.com. It is almost guaranteed that you have seen him in myriad appearances in television or film (most recently on the Showtime series Homeland). What is most interesting is that he wrote his own obituary. Here it is in full:

James Robert Rebhorn was born on Sept. 1, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Ardell Frances Rebhorn, nee Hoch, loved him very much and supported all his dreams. She taught him the value of good manners and courtesy, and that hospitality is no small thing. His father, James Harry Rebhorn, was no less devoted to him. From him, Jim learned that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship. A job well done rarely takes more or less time than a job poorly done. They gave him his faith and wisely encouraged him to stay in touch with God.
He is survived by his sister, Janice Barbara Galbraith, of Myrtle Beach, SC. She was his friend, his confidant, and, more often than either of them would like to admit, his bridge over troubled waters. He is also survived by his wife, Rebecca Fulton Linn, and his two daughters, Emma Rebecca Rebhorn and Hannah Linn Rebhorn. They anchored his life and gave him the freedom to live it. Without them, always at the center of his being, his life would have been little more than a vapor. Rebecca loved him with all his flaws, and in her the concept of ceaseless love could find no better example.
His children made him immensely proud. Their dedication to improving our species and making the world a better place gave him hope for the future. They deal with grief differently, and they should each manage it as they see fit. He hopes, however, that they will grieve his passing only as long as necessary. They have much good work to do, and they should get busy doing it. Time is flying by. His son-in-law, Ben, also survives him. Jim loved Ben, who was as a son to Jim, especially through these last months. His aunts Jean, Dorothy and Florence, numerous cousins and their families, and many devoted friends also survive Jim. He loved them all, and he knows they loved him.
Jim received his BA at Wittenberg University and his MFA at Columbia. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Nu Zeta 624, a life-long Lutheran, and a longtime member of both the AMC and ACLU.
Jim was fortunate enough to earn his living doing what he loved. He was a professional actor. His unions were always there for him, and he will remain forever grateful for the benefits he gained as a result of the union struggle. Without his exceptional teachers and the representation of the best agents in the business, he wouldn’t have had much of a career. He was a lucky man in every way.
–Jim Rebhorn, March 2014

Wonderful.
Source: Deadline.com
(Image is copyright Peter Kramer/Getty Images and courtesy of the NY Daily News)

This is how I want to go out.

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Character Actor James Rebhorn

Mr. Rebhorn, who died at the age of 65 of melanoma, has 125 acting credits according to IMDB.com. It is almost guaranteed that you have seen him in myriad appearances in television or film (most recently on the Showtime series Homeland). What is most interesting is that he wrote his own obituary. Here it is in full:

James Robert Rebhorn was born on Sept. 1, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Ardell Frances Rebhorn, nee Hoch, loved him very much and supported all his dreams. She taught him the value of good manners and courtesy, and that hospitality is no small thing. His father, James Harry Rebhorn, was no less devoted to him. From him, Jim learned that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship. A job well done rarely takes more or less time than a job poorly done. They gave him his faith and wisely encouraged him to stay in touch with God.

He is survived by his sister, Janice Barbara Galbraith, of Myrtle Beach, SC. She was his friend, his confidant, and, more often than either of them would like to admit, his bridge over troubled waters. He is also survived by his wife, Rebecca Fulton Linn, and his two daughters, Emma Rebecca Rebhorn and Hannah Linn Rebhorn. They anchored his life and gave him the freedom to live it. Without them, always at the center of his being, his life would have been little more than a vapor. Rebecca loved him with all his flaws, and in her the concept of ceaseless love could find no better example.

His children made him immensely proud. Their dedication to improving our species and making the world a better place gave him hope for the future. They deal with grief differently, and they should each manage it as they see fit. He hopes, however, that they will grieve his passing only as long as necessary. They have much good work to do, and they should get busy doing it. Time is flying by. His son-in-law, Ben, also survives him. Jim loved Ben, who was as a son to Jim, especially through these last months. His aunts Jean, Dorothy and Florence, numerous cousins and their families, and many devoted friends also survive Jim. He loved them all, and he knows they loved him.

Jim received his BA at Wittenberg University and his MFA at Columbia. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Nu Zeta 624, a life-long Lutheran, and a longtime member of both the AMC and ACLU.

Jim was fortunate enough to earn his living doing what he loved. He was a professional actor. His unions were always there for him, and he will remain forever grateful for the benefits he gained as a result of the union struggle. Without his exceptional teachers and the representation of the best agents in the business, he wouldn’t have had much of a career. He was a lucky man in every way.

–Jim Rebhorn, March 2014

Wonderful.

Source: Deadline.com

(Image is copyright Peter Kramer/Getty Images and courtesy of the NY Daily News)

This is how I want to go out.

18:51 // 3 weeks ago
TV judges are apparently not beneath causing a scene in court.

TV judges are apparently not beneath causing a scene in court.

18:18 // 3 weeks ago
This is the first time in Egyptian judicial history that more than 500 are referred to the death penalty.
An Egyptian lawyer says on the Monday verdict that ruled 529 suspected pro-Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood members the death penalty for a violent attack last August after the Morsi ouster. source
16:50 // 3 weeks ago
(Celebrities) want their cake and eat it, too. They want free publicity, and they want to be left alone when they’re out in public, and the rest of the world doesn’t have that choice.
Mickey Osterreicher says on celebs trying to push back on the paparazzi in regards to privacy. Source
15:24 // 3 weeks ago
staff:

The smile of a loved one. Your childhood blanket. A handsome bodyguard to take you in his arms. “Security” can mean a lot of things in this crazy life, but nothing says “security” like Tumblr’s two-factor authentication. It’s available as an option in your Settings page as of right now.
You know how you need two keys to launch a nuclear missile? Two-factor authentication works like that. One key is your password, the other key is your cellular phone, and you need both to access your Tumblr Dashboard.
Keep your Dashboard safe and secure, like you do with your nuclear missile. Learn more about two-factor authentication today.

Props to Tumblr for adding this.

staff:

The smile of a loved one. Your childhood blanket. A handsome bodyguard to take you in his arms. “Security” can mean a lot of things in this crazy life, but nothing says “security” like Tumblr’s two-factor authentication. It’s available as an option in your Settings page as of right now.

You know how you need two keys to launch a nuclear missile? Two-factor authentication works like that. One key is your password, the other key is your cellular phone, and you need both to access your Tumblr Dashboard.

Keep your Dashboard safe and secure, like you do with your nuclear missile. Learn more about two-factor authentication today.

Props to Tumblr for adding this.

15:09 // 3 weeks ago
And the award for most insane train accident of the day goes to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where a Blue Line train skittered off the tracks and went halfway up the escalator before coming to a stop. The accident, which took place around 3 a.m. this morning, injured 32, but if it happened at another time of the day, it could have been far worse. Holy crap.

And the award for most insane train accident of the day goes to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where a Blue Line train skittered off the tracks and went halfway up the escalator before coming to a stop. The accident, which took place around 3 a.m. this morning, injured 32, but if it happened at another time of the day, it could have been far worse. Holy crap.

11:49 // 3 weeks ago
abcworldnews:

Where potential debris from Flight MH370 has been found.

Even after all this the questions are going to continue to be difficult to parse. Most of them will never be answered. :/

abcworldnews:

Where potential debris from Flight has been found.

Even after all this the questions are going to continue to be difficult to parse. Most of them will never be answered. :/

10:22 // 3 weeks ago
bobbycaputo:

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia Airlines text message to families: ‘We have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived.’

Via text message? Really?

A long, strange tale ends in tragedy. And apparently, via text. Quite sad.

bobbycaputo:

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia Airlines text message to families: ‘We have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived.’

Via text message? Really?

A long, strange tale ends in tragedy. And apparently, via text. Quite sad.

(via laughterkey)

10:18 // 3 weeks ago
March 23, 2014
There is absolutely sufficient force postured on the eastern border of Ukraine to run to Transnistria if the decision was made to do that, and that is very worrisome.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove • Discussing the potential threat of more action by the Russian military in an effort to invade Ukraine. The take by Breedlove, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, is shared by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya, who says the situation in the country is “becoming even more explosive than it used to be a week ago.” source
21:48 // 3 weeks ago