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March 13, 2014
So yesterday, I was on a US Airways plane back to DC from Florida. The plane was ascending, had a little turbulence. I was trying to work, so I attempted to log onto the wi-fi. As I pulled out my credit card, the card slipped from my hands, falling to the back of the plane, where I thought I would never see it again. I had another card, fortunately, so I could still get on the wi-fi and work, but obviously, that wasn’t exactly the best possible thing to happen when flying. At the end of the flight, I go to explain the situation to the attendants, freaking out a little, when someone walks up to the attendants and hands them my card. Which just made the whole situation extra odd.
That whole ordeal was annoying, but when I look at this, I think: At least my US Airways plane didn’t skid off the runway, allowing me to take a selfie of the plane. It’s always good to have some perspective. (Nobody was injured, fortunately.)

So yesterday, I was on a US Airways plane back to DC from Florida. The plane was ascending, had a little turbulence. I was trying to work, so I attempted to log onto the wi-fi. As I pulled out my credit card, the card slipped from my hands, falling to the back of the plane, where I thought I would never see it again. I had another card, fortunately, so I could still get on the wi-fi and work, but obviously, that wasn’t exactly the best possible thing to happen when flying. At the end of the flight, I go to explain the situation to the attendants, freaking out a little, when someone walks up to the attendants and hands them my card. Which just made the whole situation extra odd.

That whole ordeal was annoying, but when I look at this, I think: At least my US Airways plane didn’t skid off the runway, allowing me to take a selfie of the plane. It’s always good to have some perspective. (Nobody was injured, fortunately.)

19:42 // 4 months ago
November 17, 2013
13:13 // 8 months ago
November 7, 2013
The political tone turned nastier and I didn’t identify with either Republicans or Democrats. The time for a third party that can broker consensus is long overdue. There have been many attempts since the beginning of our country, but the two major parties control the election laws, the ballot and the conversation.
Robert Bucholz, the newly elected Judge of Election for the 5th Division in the 56th Ward of Philadelphia, discussing why he chose to join the Whig party—a party intended as one of compromise and consensus, something that hasn’t been in style since the 1840s. He’s the first Whig elected in Philly in 157 years.
10:13 // 8 months ago
November 1, 2013

Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney is such a huge fan of Sriracha that he sent a letter to the company encouraging them to move to Philadelphia, apparently because he thinks his city can handle watery eyes and breathing problems.

15:39 // 8 months ago
October 29, 2013
19:54 // 8 months ago
September 15, 2013
You cannot crowdsource a quality education for the students of Philadelphia. More importantly, you cannot crowdsource teachers and counselors. It is shameful to ask the parents, students, and teachers, who have already given up so much, to donate to the institution of public education. It is the job of the Mayor to get money from Governor Corbett who, by the way, is building 2 new prisons at the expense of $400 million. Additionally, Corbett is withholding the much needed $45 million in federal money owed to Philadelphia school system until more concessions can be won from the teacher’s union.
Philadelphia Student Union, commenting on the new crowdsourcing campaign that is forcing Philly schools to fundraise for textbooks & other supplies. 
19:10 // 10 months ago
June 6, 2013

An update on yesterday’s building collapse in Philadelphia

  • 6 people have been confirmed dead following the collapse of a four-story building in Philadelphia yesterday. Rescue personnel continue to search the rubble, and pulled yet another survivor out of the remains last night, but Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the emergency crews still haven’t searched roughly 25 percent of the area. source
15:15 // 1 year ago
June 5, 2013

Early numbers from the building collapse in Philadelphia

  • 12 people have been confirmed injured as a result of a building collapse in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, an event which also destroyed a neighboring Salvation Army thrift store.
  • 100+ emergency personnel have responded to the collapse thus far, and members of the Philadelphia Fire Department continue to search the rubble for trapped survivors. Authorities remain unsure just how many victims are trapped under the rubble at this time. source
15:09 // 1 year ago
May 13, 2013
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder on Monday, for killing three babies during supposed late-term abortion procedures he performed at a clinic which serves low-income women in Philadelphia. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and 21 counts of performing an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Gosnell faces the death penalty for his crimes, and sentencing is expected next week. (Update: Clarified wording based on newer version of the story. — Scott @ SFB; Photo via MicahFries.com) source 

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder on Monday, for killing three babies during supposed late-term abortion procedures he performed at a clinic which serves low-income women in Philadelphia. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and 21 counts of performing an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Gosnell faces the death penalty for his crimes, and sentencing is expected next week. (Update: Clarified wording based on newer version of the story. — Scott @ SFB; Photo via MicahFries.com) source 

16:31 // 1 year ago
February 5, 2013
michaelhayes:

A rather large steel tank blocking a Philly highway this morning. NBC Philadelphia reports that the object fell off a tanker truck that hit an overpass this morning. They’re still trying to figure out exactly what this thing is.

This is how all Godzilla-style movies start.

michaelhayes:

A rather large steel tank blocking a Philly highway this morning. NBC Philadelphia reports that the object fell off a tanker truck that hit an overpass this morning. They’re still trying to figure out exactly what this thing is.

This is how all Godzilla-style movies start.

9:55 // 1 year ago