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Fail, Fire, and Life: Teacher: You have to make an innocent computer game! Me: Hose/lose from zach gage loselose is a game about choice and consequence, and b what it means to sucoeed or fail You play the role of a space captain on a seemingly endless quest to dectroy aftacking aliens. You receive one point for each alien you kil You have one life, and if an allen touches you, you ill esplode. Tyou manage to kil al of the stera without dying, you wil win th game Authough loselose is a video-game, everything that happens whl while you play is rea Each aien is procedurally generated out of a Sie on your computer. When you kill an alen, the fie it was created from is destroyed On the other hand, if you are kiled, the applcation itat wil be di stroyed 00:54 Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted Although touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player's mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land? Why do we assume that because we are given a weapon an awarded for using it, that doing so is right? By way of exploring what it means to kill in a video-game, Lose/Lose broaches bigger questions. As technology grows, our understanding of it diminishes, yet, at the same time, it becomes increasingly important in our lives. At what point does our virtual data become as important to us as physical possessions? If we have reached that point already, what real objects do we value less than our data? What implications does trusting something so important to something we maderoviad menetichave? AH YES. MY FAVOURITE FRIENDLY COMPUTER GAME

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Friends, Memes, and Police: - This video was shot by an observer who stood by while a St. Joseph (MO) officer was working to subdue a combative, resistant subject. Thankfully his backup was able to respond quickly to his aid. The physical and mental demands of law enforcement are taxing. It is imperative to stay trained on combative skills, physical fitness, and have a “never quit” mentality. Going into any incident you must always envision yourself succeeding. Always be prepared. - “If you seek to do battle with me this day, you will receive the best that I am capable of giving. “It may not be enough, but it will be everything that I have to give and it will be impressive for I have constantly prepared myself for this day. “I have trained, drilled and rehearsed my actions so that I might have the best chance of defeating you. “I have kept myself in peak physical condition, schooled myself in the martial skills and have become proficient in the applications of combat tactics. “You may defeat me, but I’m willing to die if necessary. I do not fear death for I have been close enough to it on enough occasions that it no longer concerns me. “But, I do fear the loss of my honor and would rather die fighting than to have it said that I was without courage. “So I will fight you, no matter how insurmountable it may seem, to the death if need be, in order that it may never be said of me that I was not a warrior.” “If you seek to do battle with me this day, you will receive the best that I am capable of giving. - Tag friends & Follow 🔊 👉🏽 @unclesamsmisguidedchildren UncleSamsMisguidedChildren BackTheBlue thinblueline policemuscle k9 BlueLivesMatter Police LEO Cop
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Asian, Beautiful, and Children: The Observer Muslim foster parents: We'd never had a Christmas tree it made them so happy <p><a href="http://ikkimikki.tumblr.com/post/168587488460/philtippett-ithelpstodream-once-the-children" class="tumblr_blog">ikkimikki</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://philtippett.tumblr.com/post/168428590826/ithelpstodream-once-the-children-were-asleep" class="tumblr_blog">philtippett</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ithelpstodream.tumblr.com/post/168152017582/once-the-children-were-asleep-sajjad-headed-out" class="tumblr_blog">ithelpstodream</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home. But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.” </p> <p>The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree.</p> <p>“I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face.“ The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them.</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu">https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu</a></p> </blockquote> <p>this is a beautiful article and i just want to include a few other highlights from the above family as well as another profiled:</p> <blockquote> <p>…she focuses on the positives – in particular how fostering has given her and Sajjad an insight into a world that had been so unfamiliar. “We have learned so much about English culture and religion,” Sajjad says. Riffat would read Bible stories to the children at night and took the girls to church on Sundays. “When I read about Christianity, I don’t think there is much difference,” she says. “It all comes from God.”</p> <p>The girls, 15 and 12, have also introduced Riffat and Sajjad to the world of after-school ballet, theatre classes and going to pop concerts. “I wouldn’t see many Asian parents at those places,” she says. “But I now tell my extended family you should involve your children in these activities because it is good for their confidence.” Having the girls in her life has also made Riffat reflect on her own childhood. “I had never spent even an hour outside my home without my siblings or parents until my wedding day,” she says.</p> <p>Just as Riffat and Sajjad have learned about Christianity, the girls have come to look forward to Eid and the traditions of henna. “I’ve taught them how to make potato curry, pakoras and samosas,” Riffat says. “But their spice levels are not quite the same as ours yet.” The girls can also sing Bollywood songs and speak Urdu.</p> <p>“I now look forward to going home. I have two girls and my wife waiting,” says Sajjad. “It’s been such a blessing for me,” adds Riffat. “It fulfilled the maternal gap.”</p> <p>[…]</p> <p>Shareen’s longest foster placement arrived three years ago: a boy from Syria. “He was 14 and had hidden inside a lorry all the way from Syria,” she says. The boy was deeply traumatised. They had to communicate via Google Translate; Shareen later learned Arabic and he picked up English within six months. She read up on Syria and the political situation there to get an insight into the conditions he had left.</p> <p>“It took ages to gain his trust,” she says. “I got a picture dictionary that showed English and Arabic words and I remember one time when I pronounced an Arabic word wrong and he burst out laughing and told me I was saying it wrong – that was the breakthrough.”</p> <p>The boy would run home from school and whenever they went shopping in town, he kept asking Shareen when they were going back home. She found out why: “He told me that one day he left his house in Syria and when he had come back, there was no house.” Now he’s 18, speaks English fluently and is applying for apprenticeships. He could move out of Shareen’s home, but has decided to stay. “He is a very different person to the boy who first came here,” she says, “and my relationship with him is that of a mother to her son.”</p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>What a beautifully loving family. </p> </blockquote> <p>This makes my heart happy </p>

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Asian, Beautiful, and Children: The Observer Muslim foster parents: We'd never had a Christmas tree it made them so happy ikkimikki: philtippett: ithelpstodream: Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home. But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.” The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree. “I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face.“ The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu this is a beautiful article and i just want to include a few other highlights from the above family as well as another profiled: …she focuses on the positives – in particular how fostering has given her and Sajjad an insight into a world that had been so unfamiliar. “We have learned so much about English culture and religion,” Sajjad says. Riffat would read Bible stories to the children at night and took the girls to church on Sundays. “When I read about Christianity, I don’t think there is much difference,” she says. “It all comes from God.” The girls, 15 and 12, have also introduced Riffat and Sajjad to the world of after-school ballet, theatre classes and going to pop concerts. “I wouldn’t see many Asian parents at those places,” she says. “But I now tell my extended family you should involve your children in these activities because it is good for their confidence.” Having the girls in her life has also made Riffat reflect on her own childhood. “I had never spent even an hour outside my home without my siblings or parents until my wedding day,” she says. Just as Riffat and Sajjad have learned about Christianity, the girls have come to look forward to Eid and the traditions of henna. “I’ve taught them how to make potato curry, pakoras and samosas,” Riffat says. “But their spice levels are not quite the same as ours yet.” The girls can also sing Bollywood songs and speak Urdu. “I now look forward to going home. I have two girls and my wife waiting,” says Sajjad. “It’s been such a blessing for me,” adds Riffat. “It fulfilled the maternal gap.” […] Shareen’s longest foster placement arrived three years ago: a boy from Syria. “He was 14 and had hidden inside a lorry all the way from Syria,” she says. The boy was deeply traumatised. They had to communicate via Google Translate; Shareen later learned Arabic and he picked up English within six months. She read up on Syria and the political situation there to get an insight into the conditions he had left. “It took ages to gain his trust,” she says. “I got a picture dictionary that showed English and Arabic words and I remember one time when I pronounced an Arabic word wrong and he burst out laughing and told me I was saying it wrong – that was the breakthrough.” The boy would run home from school and whenever they went shopping in town, he kept asking Shareen when they were going back home. She found out why: “He told me that one day he left his house in Syria and when he had come back, there was no house.” Now he’s 18, speaks English fluently and is applying for apprenticeships. He could move out of Shareen’s home, but has decided to stay. “He is a very different person to the boy who first came here,” she says, “and my relationship with him is that of a mother to her son.” What a beautifully loving family.

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Children, Community, and Espn: Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Launch Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte, NC @balleralert Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Launch Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte, NC – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend, MichaelJordan, is donating $7 million to fund the launch of two medical clinics in North Carolina. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which will be built in north and northwest Charlotte, will be one of the largest gifts ever from the superstar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Through my years of working with Novant Health, I have been impressed with their approach and their commitment to the community,” Jordan said in a release on Monday. “It is my hope that these clinics will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A spokesperson for the NBA great spoke with The Associated Press, on Monday, to further discuss the donation. He said Jordan “feels so great about being able to impact the Charlotte community and help people really deserve it. Michael and Novant are really excited about this project.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Charlotte Observer, the project came about after Jordan learned of a “2014 study from Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley that found poor children in Charlotte have the worst odds of those in any big U.S. city to life themselves out of poverty,” Jordan’s spokesperson revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Michael really wanted to do something personally, he and his family, in the North Carolina area, separate we’ve done with the Hornets.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The two clinics are expected to care for nearly “35,000 children and adults who don’t have access to primary or preventative care,” projected to open in 2020. According to ESPN, the clinics will allow patients to receive “affordable, high-quality care.” They could also limit emergency room utilization, and decrease hospitalization for residents in the Charlotte area. ballerificcharity

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Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, and Party: OBSERVER Dear Democrats, Unless You Nominate Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump Will Win in 2020 Why the technology CEO is the last, best, and only hope for the Democratic Party to win the White House in 2020 By Kevin Currie. 08/31/17 4:05pm fy in G+ Zuckerberg isn't just an outstanding candidate in his own right-he may well be the only person capable of reclaiming the White House for Democrats. Paul Marotta/Getty Images <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/165853163792/jooshbag-medranochav" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://jooshbag.tumblr.com/post/165851052466/medranochav-captainfunkpunkandroll" class="tumblr_blog">jooshbag</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://medranochav.tumblr.com/post/165850246705/captainfunkpunkandroll-bigwordsandsharpedges" class="tumblr_blog">medranochav</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://captainfunkpunkandroll.tumblr.com/post/165838286837/bigwordsandsharpedges-sneeringimperialist-i" class="tumblr_blog">captainfunkpunkandroll</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bigwordsandsharpedges.tumblr.com/post/165192569666/sneeringimperialist" class="tumblr_blog">bigwordsandsharpedges</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sneeringimperialist.tumblr.com/post/165192367196" class="tumblr_blog">sneeringimperialist</a>:</p> <blockquote><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="480"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/77c0ceb2b99d0bafb6bed1fc607b24b5/tumblr_inline_ow2r59gjQf1taajyt_540.jpg" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="480"/></figure></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a8f122855f461acdbc2d1e074f6ce5c/tumblr_inline_ow2raxr6mX1s402vm_540.jpg" data-orig-height="960" data-orig-width="720"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="199" data-orig-width="700"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/65915d21a09666bbecda2603559aa784/tumblr_inline_ow2rbfMGaD1s402vm_540.jpg" data-orig-height="199" data-orig-width="700"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="690" data-orig-width="705"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5535396ca8922868c49096faa20611b0/tumblr_inline_ow2rbuw3I61s402vm_540.jpg" data-orig-height="690" data-orig-width="705"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="864" data-orig-width="718"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/beec5b845f0a447ec8d54701aa180f05/tumblr_inline_ow2rcpVQtR1s402vm_540.png" data-orig-height="864" data-orig-width="718"/></figure></blockquote> <p>I wanna die.</p> </blockquote> <p>Looks like we’ve painted ourselves into a corner </p> </blockquote> <p>Dear Democrats, if you nominate Mark Zuckerberg for 2020, Trump is still going to win. Trump will roll over Zuck and hardly feel the bump. </p> </blockquote> <p>and I’m perfectly fine with that to be honest.</p></blockquote> <p>#CuckedByZuck</p>

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