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[Looney Tunes theme plays in the distance]
Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan returned this week to the scenes of many memorable images taken on Sept. 11, 2001, closely matching them with images from today.
Since 2001, new obstacles have arisen, requiring some adjustments in camera angles to align with photographs taken on the day of the terrorist attacks. This is the fourth time Donovan has revisited the New York skyline; each year presents new challenges as the landscape changes. (Yahoo News)
8:30 PM, September 11, 2001
President George W. Bush Addresses the Nation
Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.
The victims were in airplanes or in their offices — secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers. Moms and dads. Friends and neighbors.
Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.
The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.
These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.
Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, and we responded with the best of America, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could.
Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government’s emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it’s prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C., to help with local rescue efforts.
Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured and to take every precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from further attacks.
The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal agencies in Washington which had to be evacuated today are reopening for essential personnel tonight and will be open for business tomorrow.
Our financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open for business as well.
The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I’ve directed the full resources for our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.
I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks. And on behalf of the American people, I thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and assistance.
America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world and we stand together to win the war against terrorism.
Tonight I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us spoken through the ages in Psalm 23:
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.
This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time.
None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.
Thank you. Good night, and God bless America.
This is something I have had to work out. You can’t quantify someone’s blackness. There is no right way to Black.
How many of these people who have reblogged this will call a black Republican an Uncle Tom, at the same time?
Stop Violence Against Men Day – which occurs on the first day of every month – is a day in which people are reminded that violence against men is just as wrong as is violence against anyone else.
After all, men are human beings too!
Furthermore, violence against men…
John Douangdara - DEVGRU Dog Handler - KIA August 6, 2011
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Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)
The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.
If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves
Having the government dictate how people should behave in sexual encounters is a terrible idea.
The State Legislature has passed, in its glorious wisdom a bill that mandates that colleges must observe a “Yes means Yes” standard on college campuses.
Or you can be convicted of rape.
Keep in mind, the wording concerning body language was intentionally left out. This means if a girl doesn’t explicitly say “Yes” you’re a fucking rapist as far as the State of California is concerned.
If a girl sucks your dick without first saying she wants to… you’ve raped her. Because let’s be honest, this standard will only be applied in one direction.
Keep in mind, you’re not just required to ask your partner if she’s consenting as you engage in sex.. you have to fucking REPEATEDLY ASK DURING THE SEX ACT because if you don’t she can say “I tensed up and he didn’t stop therefore he raped me”.
I’m not fucking making that up. That the actual example they use.
So… in closing. If you’re a male and you attend a college in California FUCKING RUN because your college has a vested financial interest in fucking destroying you.
Fuck this shit
Or… You know… Crazy fucking thought… If you have any shred of a doubt that a girl is having second thoughts… You say… “Hey! Are you ok?” And she either says “Yes!” Or she doesn’t. Like it’s that hard for the GUY to talk while he is getting a blow job.
And what if you don’t? What if you don’t pick up on that subtle cue? Does that make you a rapist?
Here’s a scenario… You bring a girl home, she undresses you while you undress her. She pulls a condom out of her purse and puts it on your dick. You fall over onto the bed, she climbs on top of you and starts bouncing with all the Lord gave her.
And mid bounce she remembers “Oh shit, I have a boyfriend, I shouldn’t be doing this” and momentarily tenses up… but keeps fucking.
Well, you’re now a rapist.
That’s what you’re defending. And when I use the word literally it’s not hyperbole.
So here it is… that’s *literally* the scenario you’re defending.
Read this carefully:
Recognizing the dynamic nature of sexual activity, individuals choosing to engage in sexual activity must evaluate consent in an ongoing manner and communicate clearly throughout all stages of sexual activity. Withdrawal of consent can be an expressed “no” or can be based on an outward demonstration that conveys that an individual is hesitant, confused, uncertain or is no longer a mutual participant. Once consent is withdrawn, the sexual activity must cease immediately and all parties must obtain mutually expressed or clearly stated consent before continuing further sexual activity.
The first and the last bits are arguably the most important.
For example… if I fuck a girl and then cuddle up to her afterwards without her expressly stating she wanted it before I did… I sexually assaulted her by this definition.
If I fuck a girl and during the act she gives any indication, however imperceptible that she doesn’t want to, or even if she doesn’t (remember the no longer a mutual participant which is so vaguely worded as to be a legal abomination)… I’m a rapist.
And that last bit is where you get super insane. If a girl is sucking my dick and stops with my cock still in her mouth… I JUST BECAME A FUCKING RAPIST. She just chose for me to be a rapist by leaving my dick in her mouth after deciding she didn’t want to have sex.
And keep in mind… these aren’t scenarios where I have to prove my innocence… these are scenarios that according to the letter of the law I am absolutely fucking guilty.
How can you, in any conscience, defend this?