Posted 1 year ago

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:

IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.

1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.

2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.

3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”

4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”

5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.

TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.

Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.

(Source: sexcisable)

Posted 1 year ago

So, for those who actually read my posts, I know i have been on quite a long hiatus. I broke up with one girlfriend, got together with some other girl, broke up with her and I am now dating her. And I had to devote most of my school year to Precalculus and am only now able to relax. But anyway, I thought I would make a post today.

This post is about the current talk about gun control. A lot of people are moving towards the point of getting rid of guns in this country completely. I mean, between the Newtown shooting and all the other shootings that have spiderwebbed off of it, people are getting scared.

But I would like to shine light on a few shootings that no one ever pays attention to when talking about gun control.

My first story is quite an old one. It is the Pearl River, MS shooting at Pearl High School and happened in 1997.

Luke Woodham had just broken up with his girlfriend. So, he walks into his high school carrying a rifle, making no attempt to hide or conceal it. He shoots his ex-girlfriend and her friend in the head and then starts to shoot randomly. Assistant Principal Joel Myrick ran to his truck and grabbed his .45 caliber handgun. He then confronted Woodham in the parking lot and subdued him until police arrived. Only 2 people were killed (the ex-girlfriend and her friend).

http://www.project.nsearch.com/profiles/blogs/ever-heard-of-the-pearl-river-ms-shooting-probably-not

(could only find a picture since it happened so long ago. Sorry. :( )

Yet, this story was never featured on national news. Ever. The media let the story fade into ancient history. Just one example of how the media manipulate the information you hear everyday. Don’t believe me? Don’t worry I have more modern examples.

On April 23, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, a man opened fire outside a church before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him. The only other person killed was the mother of the church’s pastor.

http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/166636/1/Two-Killed-In-Colorado-Church-Shooting-%29

How about this one?

On Dec 23, 2012, in California, a man defended himself and several children that were having a sleepover at his house, when 3 men tried to break into his house. The homeowner shot at them, killing one and injuring the other two. The homeowner was also shot, but it was non-fatal.

Think about this for a second. What would have happened if this homeowner didn’t have the gun? We would be talking about a mass murder of children here. But, as it stands, the only person killed from this incident was one of the men trying to break in.

http://www.examiner.com/article/armed-homeowner-shoots-intruders-while-children-have-sleepover

One last example, that also happened very recently.

On December 17, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas, a man walked into a restaraunt to kill his ex-girlfriend. He shot her and then started to shoot randomly. Many restaraunt patrons ran into the movie theater next door. The gunman followed, where he was shot by an off duty police officer who was at the theater. She shot at him 4 times and obviously struck him. No one was killed and only the gunman and his initial victim were wounded. The city is going to award the off duty police officer a medal, and I think the country should too.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php#ixzz2GOP72zBX

Yet despite the fact that these last two shootings were less than a month ago, they were not featured on any major news outlets. The shooting in San Antonio was only debuted locally and so was the shooting in California. I have no idea if the Pearl River shooting was debuted on national news because it was so long ago, but most likely it wasn’t.

And there are more stories of this nature. Many, many more. This site (with a petition if you would like to sign) mentions many more of these kinds of stories

http://libertarianpetition.com/

Yet, despite a mountain of evidence that the only thing that can stop a bad man with a gun is a good man (or woman) with a gun, the major media outlets continue to ignore these stories and refuse to feature them, and a lot of people, only fueled by the stories of tragedies brought on by firearms, start to fight for the complete ban of them.

And, to end this post, I would like to post a few national statistics about guns.

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Thank you and goodnight.

Posted 1 year ago

sosuperawesome:

Photographer Imagines What World Cities Would Look Like Without Lights

French photographer Thierry Cohen wants to show you what the cities might look like if they went dark on a clear day, and if the photographer focused on bringing out the stars. His project Darkened Cities shows recognizable cityscapes in darkness under the night sky.

To create the images, Cohen first traveled to locations that are untainted by the light pollution of large urban areas, capturing beautiful night shots of the Milky Way floating overhead.

He then combined these photographs with manipulated photographs of various cities (e.g. San Francisco, New York City, Tokyo, Rio de Janerio) to complete the effect.

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

Constantly being victimized by guilt-trip posts.

loveablegeek:

archsagejulz:

lexiferrising:

riddlewrappedinamystery:

Summary:

  • Yes, I love my mom.
  • No, I don’t like cancer.
  • Yes, people should stop abusing animals.
  • No, I don’t think those things will ruin my blog. I just don’t want to reblog them.
  • Yes, gay people should be able to get married.  
  • No, I’m not a heartless/sick/bad person for not reblogging these posts. 

REBLOGGING BECAUSE ACCURATE AS FUCK

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(I reblogged the first few, but after they come around a fifth time …)

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Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

dntfearthereaper:

The Lord of the Rings Meme: Nine Quotes [1/9]
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 It all began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven, to the Dwarf Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power. For within these rings was bound the strength and the will to govern over each race. But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret, a master ring, to control all others. And into this ring he poured all his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all. 

(Source: anthonyedwardstarks)

Posted 1 year ago

copiouslygeeky:

Classic Gaming Lego Mosaic 

Thats right, this awesome piece was created entirely using LEGO. There’s a spreadsheet you can use to make this yourself too.

Created by Soma

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Posted 1 year ago

"You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books! The best weapons in the world!” -Doctor Who

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Posted 1 year ago

There are kind Slytherins.

There are brave Hufflepuffs.

There are some stupid Ravenclaws.

There are twisted Gryffindors.

Your House doesn’t define you.

And please, the next time you’re about to tease someone for being a lowly Hufflepuff, or a slimy Slytherin, or a stuck up Ravenclaw or even a foolish Gryffindor, just remember that we are all Hogwarts students. We’re all part of the magic.

Ravenclaw sounds like a move a rogue would use, or a thief if you play 2nd edition.

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