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742365:

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achievementhugger:

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adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket

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Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.

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Let me tell you guys a story.
In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 
35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.
At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 

But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. 
In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 

But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.
Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:

How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.
How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.
How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.

On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%

Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.

Your move, America.

in 1987 a lone gunman killed 16 people, wounded 15 and then committed suicide. within six months the uk government passed an amendment to the firearms act effectively outlawing all high calibre, high frequency, high capacity rifles and shotguns.

in 1996 another lone gunman killed 16 children and their teacher, and then committed suicide. again within six months the uk government outlawed all handguns. special dispensation had to be issued in order to hold shooting competition as part of the 2012 olympic games, and british hopefuls had to train overseas.

you can legally own certain types of shotgun, .22 calibre rifles over a certain barrel length, and antiques. that’s it.

in the nigh-on twenty years since the uk has had one mass shooting. one. and we’re down to about 30 gun-related deaths annually.

there is not one example of gun control laws reducing mass shootings and gun-related homicide. there are dozens. it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.

i’ve mentioned this before, but a guy was giving my friend and i a tour around edinburgh when i was in scotland, and we walked past an area that i wouldn’t want to be in at night but was fine with at the time. he was very upset and animated about it and i asked if there was a lot of crime there and he was like “someone was shot!!!!!!” it had been the first shooting in the city in a really long time i guess and he went on to say they thought it was drug-related and someone brought a gun up from london and was very very very disturbed about this. now i don’t live in an area with gun crime, i wasn’t surprised to hear about a shooting, i easily accepted that that place looked like a place somebody could get shot, especially regarding drug deals, my friend and i were both like “oh ok don’t worry we won’t go there” nonchalant and THAT’S SO FUCKED UP

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romanovan:

if anyone remembers the story that was making rounds a while back about a 19 year old discovering the solution to cleaning up the pacific garbage patch, that project launched a fundraider which now has 7 days to reach it’s goal.

crASHES THROUGH THE WALL BECAUSE I HEARD SOMEBODY NEEDED MONEY TO CLEAN THE OCEAN

PLEASE HELP THE OCEAN 

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heartstringcrochet:

Oh my god! How cute is this guy?!

Free pattern by A Morning Cup of Jo Creations, can be found HERE on Ravely. Or HERE on Craftsy. 

I need to make this soon. :)

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amigurumipatterns:

Reindeer and Bear - 2 super cute patterns to be found in “Amigurumi Winter Wonderland”, a brand new book with patterns by Ilaria Caliri!

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komasas:

Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama.

I’m a 27 year old American Otaku (Anime fan for you gaijins). I draw Anime and Manga on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior Japanese games. (Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Persona series)

I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my sword license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

I speak Japanese fluently, both Kanji and the Osaka dialect, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about Japanese history and their bushido code, which I follow 100%

When I get my Japanese visa, I am moving to Tokyo to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Studio Ghibli or a game designer!

I own several kimonos, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to Japan, so I can fit in easier. I bow to my elders and seniors and speak Japanese as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

Wish me luck in Japan!

Howdy, my name is Kenichi Smith.

I’m a 27 year old Japanese Toonaholic (Cartoon fan for you foreigners). I draw cartoons and comics on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior American games. (Halo, Gears of War, Call of Duty)

I train with my 1911 every day, this superior weapon can shoot straight through steel because it kicks ass, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my gun license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

I speak English fluently, both the Midwestern and the East Coast accents, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about American history and their Constitution, which I follow 100%

When I get my American visa, I am moving to New York to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Nickelodeon or a game designer!

I own several cowboy outfits, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to America, so I can fit in easier. I keep cool to my elders and seniors and speak English as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

Wish me luck in America!

I am literally fcking crying so many tears

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Serena Williams wins 3rd consecutive US Open; 18th Grand Slam title.

rafi-dangelo:

Everyone please observe this moment and take in this photo.

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That is the best tennis player of all time.

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dropmycumberbritches:

Georgian First Grader Beaten and Sexually Assaulted by Male Classmates…School Says Boys Just “Rough Housing”

Valdosta - Three first grade boys kept a female classmate outside after recess by hiding in the woods, pushing her face first into the ground. The victim, whose name is being withheld, has suffered scarring to the right side of her face from broken tree branches and rocks that she was allegedly assaulted with both physically and sexually.

The victim was able to escape the male classmates after fifteen minutes of torture, running into a fifth grade classroom and alerting a teacher of what had happened. The principle of the elementary school said he had a “man to man” talk with the boys and their parents, giving them two days of suspension. He neglected calling the local authorities claiming “it did not seem like a police matter, just simple rough housing gone a little too far”.

The parents of the victim are looking to press charges on the boys for sexual and physical assault, as well as a possible law suit against the school district. District superintendent was not available for comment. 

This is called rape culture you guys. The girl was 7 years old and they called it “rough housing” between boys.

This is called “I want a popular text post, and I think that if I make the source say CNN then people will just assume that it’s legit even though there’s no actual link to an article.”

This is a fake post. The source link is just a link to CNN’s main page, not to an article about anything like what OP describes. Go ahead, google the headline. The only result is this post. Try searching the story on CNN, where it supposedly came from. Again, you’ll come up empty.

If authorities were not naming the girl involved, a picture of her certainly wouldn’t accompany any article on the subject. In fact, that photo is of young Makayla McEvoy, an Australian girl, after she was attacked by a Kangaroo on New Year’s Day of 2012.

For some reason, dropmycumberbritches [EDIT: unlinked because they moved and someone took over the URL trying to sell you things] threw caution (and their integrity) to the wind and made something up, apparently thinking that nobody would take the time to check their story. While it’s very true that tumblr is full of incredibly gullible people, there are those who understand the virtue of fact checking posts like this before spreading them around.

But if I’m judging by the statements made by people who have already reblogged this post, the fact-checkers are vastly outnumbered by people who believe everything they read.

[EDIT: OP (who has since changed URLs) has now admitted that the story was a lie.]

Well I’m grateful this was a lie.

(I only know for checking peppapigvevo ‘s reblog of this good looking out)

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nocashforknowledge:

My education book is keepin it real

oh hey look A TEXTBOOK SAYS THIS

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