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April 2, 2014
I want to assure all of us we going to get to bottom of what happened. Any shooting is troubling. Obviously, this reopens the pain of what happened at Fort Hood five years ago. We know these families, we know the service to their country and the sacrifices that they make.
President Obama • In his remarks on today’s Fort Hood shooting.
20:32 // 2 weeks ago

Roundup: Numbers on today’s Fort Hood shooting (yes, another one; sigh :( )

  • three the number of shootings that have taken place on U.S. military bases in the past six months alone; today’s shooting is still a fluid situation, with reports of at least one four killed and 14 11 injured
  • five the number of years since a similar shooting took place at Fort Hood in Texas, in which Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 and injured 32 source
20:27 // 2 weeks ago
10:38 // 2 weeks ago

renyc9 says: Hi, What tumblr theme are you using?

» SFB says: Custom-made, which is something it’d be really cool if more Tumblr users did. Fun project. — Ernie @ SFB

10:36 // 2 weeks ago
April 1, 2014


This is what the Chile earthquake sounds like (at least, its waveform).

Via @thestalwart

It sounds like a cannon going off.

21:43 // 3 weeks ago
An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours.
A statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center • Discussing the possible impact of a large earthquake off the coast of northern Chile. The entire Pacific coast of South America is facing a tsunami warning due to the 8.0-magnitude earthquake.
20:53 // 3 weeks ago

Death toll in Syria hits new mark

  • 150,000 dead in newly updated Syria death toll, by the Syria Observatory of Human Rights. Fighting still continues across the Syria nation under a three year civil war. Recent clashes have been taking place in the Latakia province off the Mediterranean coast and in the Armenian town Kessab off the Turkish border. source
10:42 // 3 weeks ago
March 31, 2014
I’m exhausted from avoiding the laundry room, the House library and the mailroom because I’m scared of who I will run into… Often, the cough syrup sitting in my drawer or the pavement several floors down from my window seem like reasonable options… I will be moving out of my House next semester, if only — quite literally — to save my life.
Dear Harvard: You Win,” a sexual assault survivor writes in an open letter to the university. source
20:54 // 3 weeks ago
20:23 // 3 weeks ago
This rhetoric [against Al Jazeera] is not new. Egypt seems to draw inspiration from the very country criticizing it – the United States. Over the past decade, the US not only detained but tortured al-Jazeera journalists under counterterrorism policies. Now, as its War on Terror diffuses into support for an increasing number of local – and secret – wars on terrorism across the globe, the tactic of imprisoning journalists seems to be catching on.
The Guardian’s Rozina Ali writes, “Egypt’s al-Jazeera trial was inspired by America’s global war on journalism.” source
19:52 // 3 weeks ago