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August 20, 2014
Remember when the TSA used so called “porno-scanners” to X-ray people at airports? Fun fact about that, according to some researchers: You can actually get weapons through them unnoticed. Oops.
P.S.: Sorry for the TSA nudity.

Remember when the TSA used so called “porno-scanners” to X-ray people at airports? Fun fact about that, according to some researchers: You can actually get weapons through them unnoticed. Oops.

P.S.: Sorry for the TSA nudity.

20:22 // 4 weeks ago
So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.

And people like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley, and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him.
From Obama’s statement on the killing of James Foley.
20:03 // 4 weeks ago
breakingnews:

Officials: US launched unsuccessful mission to rescue hostages this summer
Washington Post: U.S. special forces launched an operation this summer to rescue Americans held captive in Syria by the Islamic State, but were unsuccessful, officials said Wednesday.
One serviceman was reportedly injured in the operation but no hostages were found.
Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: This September 2012 photo posted on the Web site FreeJamesFoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria. (Manu Brabo/AP)

This story feels even more painful knowing they were so close to finding something. 

breakingnews:

Officials: US launched unsuccessful mission to rescue hostages this summer

Washington Post: U.S. special forces launched an operation this summer to rescue Americans held captive in Syria by the Islamic State, but were unsuccessful, officials said Wednesday.

One serviceman was reportedly injured in the operation but no hostages were found.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: This September 2012 photo posted on the Web site FreeJamesFoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria. (Manu Brabo/AP)

This story feels even more painful knowing they were so close to finding something. 

20:01 // 4 weeks ago
19:57 // 4 weeks ago
kingjaffejoffer:

This happens in 2014

O’Ryan’s take: “Im sure this letter is filled with reasoned, thoughtful opinions about race in the US and what role the media plays.”
Also, should point out that this letter is typewritten.

kingjaffejoffer:

This happens in 2014

O’Ryan’s take: “Im sure this letter is filled with reasoned, thoughtful opinions about race in the US and what role the media plays.”

Also, should point out that this letter is typewritten.

16:14 // 4 weeks ago
15:32 // 4 weeks ago
12:02 // 4 weeks ago

So last night …

… I got an extremely racist message in my inbox, saying some things about the Ferguson situation that I’d never like to repeat nor give credit to. (I’m sure the message on the Tumblr staff blog yesterday made me a little bit of a target for such messages. It happens.)

Situations like this, along with the Trayvon Martin shooting, have a tendency to bring both the best and worst out of people. It shows how far we have to come as a culture, even as things seem closer than ever. I don’t want to make a big deal out of this stuff, but it really bothered me to see how someone’s ideology made them so blind that they had to use the words they did to describe this situation and their feelings on it.

I guess my wish is that people look beyond their laptop, their apartment, and their own lives and think about what it’s like in someone else’s shoes. That’s what this whole situation is about in so many ways, big and small. Too few people do it. All they see is their own perspective, and that perspective too often is poisonous.

This morning, the Washington Post described the situation in Ferguson as reaching a “turning point.” Who knows if it is? It could go on for weeks, and it might just. Whatever is next, I hope that people consider what we’ve learned about society from this story so far, and see opportunities to change things, not cause more vitriol.

Sometimes it’s hard to see the positive in the ugly. But I hope that Ferguson shows that there’s still room to shine a light on the ugly and call it out for what it is—and then show that we can beat it with our spotlight.

11:42 // 4 weeks ago

Timeline of a tragedy: The Michael Brown story so far

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Violence continues to erupt in Ferguson, Mo., more than a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson. The 18-year-old’s family demands justice be brought to their son with the arrest of the six-year veteran officer. Protesters have clashed with authorities as control over security shifted from local police to St. Louis County officers to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Gov. Jay Nixon has since called in the Missouri National Guard. And the Brown family continues to prepare for the teenager’s funeral arrangements amid completion of three separate autopsies.

http://on.msnbc.com/1vepKqA

Great timeline.

11:27 // 4 weeks ago
August 19, 2014
21:05 // 4 weeks ago