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Basketball, Complex, and Family: HuffPost@HuffPost 7h Nick Sandmann believes "that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation." MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Claims He Was 'Helping To [Defuse] The Sit... The student from Covington Catholic High School denied harassing Native American War Veteran Nathan Phillips huffingtonpost.com 783 t 64 214 BCB @BCFB828 6h If you work with kids this age, youve seen this stance and look before. He's perfected it. Nick is no peacekeeper Sharon @MySharona1987 1h I grew up in a Catholic high school. (Boys/girls) I was viciously bullied and more than twice got sexually assaulted. Oh, I've seen that smirk on a boy before It tends to stay with you. eviltessmacher: masonsriverboat: mysharona1987: galaxycat-1459: klubbhead: Kid *shit grins* These bitches: Their victim complex is so fucking deep that they’re blaming a kid who’s doing his own thing instead of their actual perpetrator. ‘doing his own thing.’ Well, that is one way to put it.  I, meanwhile, would call it a white young man, surrounded by other white young men, intentionally intimidating a Native American war veteran. Don’t act like that kid didn’t know he was being scary to that old man.  The boy is standing in front of his classmates, who are CLEARLY mocking the Native chanting, while wearing a shit eating grin. That shit eating grin is one of the classic expressions of bemused entitlement that can be found on the faces of privileged, rich, private school kids everywhere. He knew what he was doing. Also his schools history of wearing BLACKFACE at basketball games doesn’t exactly help their case. The fact that he, or more likely his family, had a damn PR firm write a fucking press release speaks volumes. Don’t think for a minute that anyone who has ever been bullied, can’t spot a bully a mile away. This kid is a privileged, self-absorbed, entitled little bully. And someone needs to put him in his place. Along with the rest of them.
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Target, Tumblr, and Winter: SS WARRIMOO EQUATOR INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31’ N and LONG 179 30’ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many: The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere in the middle of summer.  The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere in the middle of winter.  The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899. In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900. This ship was therefore not only in: Two different days, Two different months, Two different years, Two different seasons But in two different centuries - all at the same time! What an absolute ledge.

rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on ...

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