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spectralarchers: thegreenwolf: lipsredasroses: beachgirlnikita: glyndarling: witchella: laylibear: bettagal: sabelmouse: This fake yarn is supposedly better for sheep. Aimed at people who don’t know where wool comes from, it’s 100% plastic. Yes, plastic. So any garment you wash will release microfibres into the sea. It’ll never decompose. You’re supposed to believe that sheep shearing is violent and cruel. There are imbeciles out there that work in an unprofessional manner while shearing, but that’s not the case overall. Sheep don’t suffer from having their fleece removed. Left on, the fleece can become a home for fly eggs and the subsequent maggots which can eat the sheep. Chemical treatments are available to prevent that happening. It’s much better for the sheep, the land and the farmer to avoid chemical use. Don’t be fooled. Wool is a sustainable material, one we should make more and better use of. Miscrofibers hurt our fish friends. 😓 Hey kiddos as someone who grew up in the sheep capitol of the world, shearing sheep isn’t a bad thing and can be helpful for our fluffy friends!! Please be concious of your decisions!!! Also plastic yarn is cheap and difficult to work with. Please remember to peel your sheeps. Some sheep can be peeled! The process is called rooing. Domestic sheep do not shed their wool. They need to be sheered. If left unsheered, the wool they produce can become to heavy and kill them. Trust me, no sheep wasn’t to have so much wool it crushes them to death. Peel a sheep. Save a life. (Or lots of lives, if you consider the sea life choking on microplastics.) Any version of a “vegan” animal-material (silk, wool, leather, fur, etc.) is made from 100% plastic. They may call it all sorts of fancy things but it is plastic - plastic is made from petrol, which also fuels the whole oil- and petrol industry. You want to be dependent on green energy only? Then almost everything you buy in your local HM, New Yorker or other cheaper retail store isn’t helping. It’s all plastic. Which, as stated above, releases microfibres into the water EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. They’re washed. These microfibres degrade at an extremely long rate, whereas natural products decompose at a much faster rate. Polyester is made from the same thing they put in antifreeze for your car (Ethylene glycol). Sheering sheep doesn’t hurt them. Cow leather comes from cattle that is used in the meat industry. I understand if you do not want to use silk or fur because of the way it is produced (even though some furs are actually also byproducts of hunting, like Greenlandic sealskin, which is sold as a byproduct of Kalaalit hunting traditions and as a byproduct), but using polyester, acrylic or even viscose (the energy and CO2 print of creating viscose is GINORMOUS) instead is as harmful, if not, to the general ‘health’ of the planet. You made have saved a sheep, but you’ve just poisoned a whole bunch of fish and other water dwelling animals and microorganisms instead. If wooly products still bother you, buy 100% cotton, flax, hemp, bamboo, coconut fibre, wool (sheep, merino, alpaca, bison, angora, camel, any kind of animal you can brush/sheer, yes, even your golden retriever hairs should be able to be made into yarn if you find a spinning wheel and a spinster willing to try), sisal, etc. products instead. They’re nice and breathable too! : zpo 96u noorsuekdeeysiddeymmm ut IOT-NHD KTV 8 No sheep were sheared to make this yarn, so rest all warm and snuggly in their own wooly jumpers tonight. spectralarchers: thegreenwolf: lipsredasroses: beachgirlnikita: glyndarling: witchella: laylibear: bettagal: sabelmouse: This fake yarn is supposedly better for sheep. Aimed at people who don’t know where wool comes from, it’s 100% plastic. Yes, plastic. So any garment you wash will release microfibres into the sea. It’ll never decompose. You’re supposed to believe that sheep shearing is violent and cruel. There are imbeciles out there that work in an unprofessional manner while shearing, but that’s not the case overall. Sheep don’t suffer from having their fleece removed. Left on, the fleece can become a home for fly eggs and the subsequent maggots which can eat the sheep. Chemical treatments are available to prevent that happening. It’s much better for the sheep, the land and the farmer to avoid chemical use. Don’t be fooled. Wool is a sustainable material, one we should make more and better use of. Miscrofibers hurt our fish friends. 😓 Hey kiddos as someone who grew up in the sheep capitol of the world, shearing sheep isn’t a bad thing and can be helpful for our fluffy friends!! Please be concious of your decisions!!! Also plastic yarn is cheap and difficult to work with. Please remember to peel your sheeps. Some sheep can be peeled! The process is called rooing. Domestic sheep do not shed their wool. They need to be sheered. If left unsheered, the wool they produce can become to heavy and kill them. Trust me, no sheep wasn’t to have so much wool it crushes them to death. Peel a sheep. Save a life. (Or lots of lives, if you consider the sea life choking on microplastics.) Any version of a “vegan” animal-material (silk, wool, leather, fur, etc.) is made from 100% plastic. They may call it all sorts of fancy things but it is plastic - plastic is made from petrol, which also fuels the whole oil- and petrol industry. You want to be dependent on green energy only? Then almost everything you buy in your local HM, New Yorker or other cheaper retail store isn’t helping. It’s all plastic. Which, as stated above, releases microfibres into the water EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. They’re washed. These microfibres degrade at an extremely long rate, whereas natural products decompose at a much faster rate. Polyester is made from the same thing they put in antifreeze for your car (Ethylene glycol). Sheering sheep doesn’t hurt them. Cow leather comes from cattle that is used in the meat industry. I understand if you do not want to use silk or fur because of the way it is produced (even though some furs are actually also byproducts of hunting, like Greenlandic sealskin, which is sold as a byproduct of Kalaalit hunting traditions and as a byproduct), but using polyester, acrylic or even viscose (the energy and CO2 print of creating viscose is GINORMOUS) instead is as harmful, if not, to the general ‘health’ of the planet. You made have saved a sheep, but you’ve just poisoned a whole bunch of fish and other water dwelling animals and microorganisms instead. If wooly products still bother you, buy 100% cotton, flax, hemp, bamboo, coconut fibre, wool (sheep, merino, alpaca, bison, angora, camel, any kind of animal you can brush/sheer, yes, even your golden retriever hairs should be able to be made into yarn if you find a spinning wheel and a spinster willing to try), sisal, etc. products instead. They’re nice and breathable too!

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HU Staff: Ariela Anis @ari.anis Subsequent to his 2016 on-field protests, Colin Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers and has since been ousted by the franchise. But, this may soon change, as his lawyer tells CNN he’ll soon sign a new NFL contract. ___________________________________________________ While he recently reached a financial settlement with the franchise over his collusion lawsuit, Kaepernick’s lawyer predicts his client will soon sign either with the recent Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, or the North Carolina Panthers. ___________________________________________________ So, his attorney, Mark Geragos says, “I think you’re going to see within the next two weeks that somebody’s going to step up. Somebody’s going to do the right thing. Want me to predict who? The Panthers. It would not surprise me if Bob Kraft makes a move. And it would not surprise me if his former coach [David Tepper] makes a move.” ___________________________________________________ Read more at thehollywoodunlocked.com, link in bio. 📸: AP: Colin Kaepernick Looks To Sign With Panthers Or Patriots Soon, Says Lawyer 16 HU Staff: Ariela Anis @ari.anis Subsequent to his 2016 on-field protests, Colin Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers and has since been ousted by the franchise. But, this may soon change, as his lawyer tells CNN he’ll soon sign a new NFL contract. ___________________________________________________ While he recently reached a financial settlement with the franchise over his collusion lawsuit, Kaepernick’s lawyer predicts his client will soon sign either with the recent Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, or the North Carolina Panthers. ___________________________________________________ So, his attorney, Mark Geragos says, “I think you’re going to see within the next two weeks that somebody’s going to step up. Somebody’s going to do the right thing. Want me to predict who? The Panthers. It would not surprise me if Bob Kraft makes a move. And it would not surprise me if his former coach [David Tepper] makes a move.” ___________________________________________________ Read more at thehollywoodunlocked.com, link in bio. 📸: AP

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sabelmouse: This fake yarn is supposedly better for sheep. Aimed at people who don’t know where wool comes from, it’s 100% plastic. Yes, plastic. So any garment you wash will release microfibres into the sea. It’ll never decompose. You’re supposed to believe that sheep shearing is violent and cruel. There are imbeciles out there that work in an unprofessional manner while shearing, but that’s not the case overall. Sheep don’t suffer from having their fleece removed. Left on, the fleece can become a home for fly eggs and the subsequent maggots which can eat the sheep. Chemical treatments are available to prevent that happening. It’s much better for the sheep, the land and the farmer to avoid chemical use. Don’t be fooled. Wool is a sustainable material, one we should make more and better use of. : zpo 96u noorsuekdeeysiddeymmm ut IOT-NHD KTV 8 No sheep were sheared to make this yarn, so rest all warm and snuggly in their own wooly jumpers tonight. sabelmouse: This fake yarn is supposedly better for sheep. Aimed at people who don’t know where wool comes from, it’s 100% plastic. Yes, plastic. So any garment you wash will release microfibres into the sea. It’ll never decompose. You’re supposed to believe that sheep shearing is violent and cruel. There are imbeciles out there that work in an unprofessional manner while shearing, but that’s not the case overall. Sheep don’t suffer from having their fleece removed. Left on, the fleece can become a home for fly eggs and the subsequent maggots which can eat the sheep. Chemical treatments are available to prevent that happening. It’s much better for the sheep, the land and the farmer to avoid chemical use. Don’t be fooled. Wool is a sustainable material, one we should make more and better use of.

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just-a-sideblog: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: naniyou: naniyou: forthegothicheroine: sylvysparrow: cindehella: lord-kitschener: arealliveghost: stillvisions: maybenotboring: and at no point has anyone thought “maybe we should not build a giant flammable goat this year” They tried fireproofing. And armed guards. And fences, and cameras… Sadly the wikipedia page has been cut down by super srs folks to remove all the awesome Keystone cops tales of the goat’s history (emphasis added by me) 1966 Stig Gavlén came up with the idea of a giant goat made out of straw. But it turned out that Gavlén organisation did not have enough funding for the goat. Then Harry Ström, who at that time was the chairman of the Södra Kungsgatan Ideella Förening (a non-profit society), decided to pay the whole cost for the goat out of his own pocket. The goat stood until midnight of New Year’s Eve, when it went up in flames. The perpetrator, who was from Hofors,Gästrikland, was found and convicted of vandalism. The first goat was insured and Ström got all his money back. 1967 Nothing happened. 1968 The goat survived. A fence was built around the goat. Previously it was popular for children to play hide-and-seek inside and around the goat. There was also a rumor that one night a couple had sex inside the goat. In subsequent years the inside of the goat was protected by a chicken-wire net. 1969 The goat was burnt down on New Year’s Eve. 1970 The goat was burnt down only six hours after it was assembled. Two very drunk teenagers were connected with the crime. With help from several financial contributors the goat was reassembled out of lake reed. 1971 The Southern Merchants got tired of their goats being burned and stopped building the goat. The Natural Science Club (Naturvetenskapliga Föreningen:NF) from the School of Vasa (Vasaskolan) took over.  1972 The goat collapsed because of sabotage. 1973 N/A 1974 Burnt. 1975 N/A 1976 Hit by a car. 1977 N/A 1978 Again, the goat was kicked to pieces. 1979 The goat was burnt even before it was erected. A new one was built and fireproofed. It was destroyed and broken into pieces. 1980 Burnt down on Christmas Eve. 1981 Nothing happened. 1982 Burnt down on Lucia (13 December). 1983 The legs were destroyed. 1984 Burnt down on 12 December, the night before Lucia. 1985 The 12.5 metre (41 ft) tall goat of the Natural Science Club was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for the first time. Even though the goat was enclosed by a 2 metres (6.6 ft) high metal fence, guarded by Securitas and even soldiers from the Gävle I 14 Infantry Regiment, it was burnt down in January. 1986 The merchants of Gävle decided they were willing to build the goat once again. From 1986 on two goats were built, the Southern Merchants’ and the School of Vasa’s. The big goat burnt down the night before Christmas Eve. 1987 A heavily fireproofed goat was built. It got burnt down a week before Christmas.[21] 1988 Nothing happened to the goat, but gamblers were for the first time able to gamble on the fate of the goat with English bookmakers. 1989 Again, the goat burnt down before it was assembled. Financial contributions from the public were raised to rebuild a goat that was burnt down in January. In March 1990 another goat was built, this time for the shooting of a Swedish motion picture called Black Jack. 1990 Nothing happened. The goat was guarded by many volunteers. 1991 The goat was joined by an advertising sled, that turned out to be illegally built. On the morning of Christmas Eve the goat was burnt down. It was later rebuilt to be taken to Stockholm as a part of a protest campaign against the closing of the I 14 Infantry Regiment. 1992 The goat was burnt down eight days after it was built. The Natural Science Club’s goat burnt down the same night. The Southern Merchants’ goat was rebuilt, but burned down on 20 December. The perpetrator of the three attacks was caught and sent to jail. The Goat Committee was founded in 1992. 1993 Once more the goat was featured in the Guinness Book of Records, the School of Vasa’s goat measured 14.9 metres (49 ft). The goat was guarded by taxis and the Swedish Home Guard. Nothing happened. 1994 Nothing happened. The goat followed the Swedish national hockey team to Italy for the World Championship in hockey. 1995 A Norwegian was arrested for attempting to burn down the goat. Burnt down on the morning of Christmas Day. Rebuilt to be standing before the 550th anniversary of Gävle county. 1996 The first time the goat was guarded by webcams, nothing happened. 1997 Damaged by fireworks. The Natural Science Club’s goat was attacked too, but survived with minor damage. 1998 Burnt down on 11 December, even though there was a major blizzard. Was rebuilt. 1999 Burnt down only a couple of hours after it was erected. Rebuilt again before Lucia. The Natural Science Club’s goat was burnt down as well. 2000 Burnt down a couple of days before New Year’s Eve. The Natural Science Club’s goat got tossed in the Gävle river. 2001 Goat set on fire on 23 December by Lawrence Jones, a 51-year-old visitor from Cleveland, Ohio, who spent 18 days in jail and was subsequently convicted and ordered to pay 100,000 Swedish kronor in damages. The court confiscated Jones’s cigarette lighter with the argument that he clearly was not able to handle it. Jones stated in court that he was no “goat burner”, and believed that he was taking part in a completely legal goat-burning tradition. After Jones was released from jail he went straight back to the US without paying his fine. As of 2006 it was still unpaid. The Natural Science Club’s goat was also burnt down. 2002 A 22 year old from Stockholm tried to set the Southern Merchants’ goat on fire, but failed, the goat receiving only minor damage. On Lucia the goat was guarded by Swedish radio and TV personality Gert Fylking. 2003 Burnt down on 12 December. 2004 Burnt 21 December, only three days before Christmas Eve. The fire brigade quickly arrived on the scene, but the goat could not be saved. No new goat was built. 2005 Burnt by unknown vandals reportedly dressed as Santa and the gingerbread man, by shooting a flaming arrow at the goat at 21:00 on 3 December. Reconstructed on 5 December. The hunt for the arsonist responsible for the goat-burning in 2005 was featured on the weekly Swedish live broadcast TV3’s “Most Wanted“ (”Efterlyst”) on 8 December. 2006 On the night of 15 December at 03:00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol (gasoline). The red ribbon on that leg was slightly burned and fell off. The lower part of the right leg was scorched, but the rest of the goat failed to light. The leg was repaired that morning. The Natural Science Club’s goat was burned at about 00:40 on 20 December; the vandals were not seen and got away. On the night of 25 December, a drunken man managed to climb up on the goat. Before the police arrived on the scene the man climbed down and disappeared. He did not try to set fire to the goat. The Southern Merchants’ goat survived New Year’s Eve and was taken down on 2 January. It is now stored in a secret location. 2007 The Natural Science Club’s goat was toppled on 13 December and was burned on the night of 24 December. The Southern Merchants’ goat survived. 2008 10,000 people turned out for the inauguration of one of the goats. No back-up goat was built to replace the main goat should the worst happen, nor was the goat treated with flame repellent (Anna Östman, spokesperson of the Goat-committee said the repellent made it look ugly in the previous years, like a brown terrier). On 16 December the Natural Science Club’s Goat was vandalised and later removed. On 26 December there was an attempt to burn down the Southern Merchants’ Goat but patriotic passers-by managed to extinguish the fire. The following day the goat finally succumbed to the flames ignited by an unknown assailant at 03:50 CET. 2009 A person attempted to set the Southern Merchants’ goat on fire the night of 7 December. An unsuccessful attempt was made to throw the Natural Science Club’s goat into the river the weekend of 11 December. The culprit then tried, again without success, to set the goat on fire. Someone stole the Natural Science Club’s goat utilizing a truck the night of 14 December.[36] On the night of 23 December before 04:00 the South Merchant goat was set on fire and was burned to the frame, even though it had a thick layer of snow on its back.[37] The goat had two online webcams which were put out of service by aDoS attack, instigated by computer hackers just before the burning.[38] 2010 On the night of 2 December, arsonists made an unsuccessful attempt to burn the Natural Science Club’s goat.[39] On 17 December, a Swedish news site reported that one of the guards tasked with protecting the Southern Merchants’ goat had been offered payment to leave his post so that the goat could be stolen via helicopter and transported to Stockholm. Both goats survived and were dismantled and returned to storage in early January 2011. 2011 The inauguration of the goat took place on 27 November. The fire-fighters of Gävle sprayed the goat with water to create a coating of ice in the hope of protecting it from arson. The goat was burnt down in the early morning of 2 December. 2012 The inauguration of the goat took place on 2 December. It was burnt just ten days later in the hours before midnight of 12 December, one day before Lucia. 2013 As in 2006 and 2007, the straw used to build the goat has been soaked in anti-flammable liquid to prevent it from burning in the event of an arson attack. The inauguration ceremony took place on 1 December. But despite the anti-flammable liquids the goat was burnt down on the early morning of December 21. Any history of plots involving a DDoS attack on the security cameras, a plot to steal it with a helicopter and flaming arrows shot by people dressed as Santa and the Gingerbread man is just plain hilarious in my book. I’m laughing so much about this goat. obviously if you build something big enough people are going to have sex in it and burn it down. obviously what the fuck is going on in sweden how will the saga continue this year fascinating The saga of the goat is the best part of the season. For those curious about 2015′s goat: It’s that time of year again 2016: Burned within hours of being built 2017: Survived 2018: Nothing yet… WILL THE GOAT LIVE THIS YEAR Best tumblr meme : Swedish Christmas Goat Burned Down for 27th Time a EXPAND just-a-sideblog: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: naniyou: naniyou: forthegothicheroine: sylvysparrow: cindehella: lord-kitschener: arealliveghost: stillvisions: maybenotboring: and at no point has anyone thought “maybe we should not build a giant flammable goat this year” They tried fireproofing. And armed guards. And fences, and cameras… Sadly the wikipedia page has been cut down by super srs folks to remove all the awesome Keystone cops tales of the goat’s history (emphasis added by me) 1966 Stig Gavlén came up with the idea of a giant goat made out of straw. But it turned out that Gavlén organisation did not have enough funding for the goat. Then Harry Ström, who at that time was the chairman of the Södra Kungsgatan Ideella Förening (a non-profit society), decided to pay the whole cost for the goat out of his own pocket. The goat stood until midnight of New Year’s Eve, when it went up in flames. The perpetrator, who was from Hofors,Gästrikland, was found and convicted of vandalism. The first goat was insured and Ström got all his money back. 1967 Nothing happened. 1968 The goat survived. A fence was built around the goat. Previously it was popular for children to play hide-and-seek inside and around the goat. There was also a rumor that one night a couple had sex inside the goat. In subsequent years the inside of the goat was protected by a chicken-wire net. 1969 The goat was burnt down on New Year’s Eve. 1970 The goat was burnt down only six hours after it was assembled. Two very drunk teenagers were connected with the crime. With help from several financial contributors the goat was reassembled out of lake reed. 1971 The Southern Merchants got tired of their goats being burned and stopped building the goat. The Natural Science Club (Naturvetenskapliga Föreningen:NF) from the School of Vasa (Vasaskolan) took over.  1972 The goat collapsed because of sabotage. 1973 N/A 1974 Burnt. 1975 N/A 1976 Hit by a car. 1977 N/A 1978 Again, the goat was kicked to pieces. 1979 The goat was burnt even before it was erected. A new one was built and fireproofed. It was destroyed and broken into pieces. 1980 Burnt down on Christmas Eve. 1981 Nothing happened. 1982 Burnt down on Lucia (13 December). 1983 The legs were destroyed. 1984 Burnt down on 12 December, the night before Lucia. 1985 The 12.5 metre (41 ft) tall goat of the Natural Science Club was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for the first time. Even though the goat was enclosed by a 2 metres (6.6 ft) high metal fence, guarded by Securitas and even soldiers from the Gävle I 14 Infantry Regiment, it was burnt down in January. 1986 The merchants of Gävle decided they were willing to build the goat once again. From 1986 on two goats were built, the Southern Merchants’ and the School of Vasa’s. The big goat burnt down the night before Christmas Eve. 1987 A heavily fireproofed goat was built. It got burnt down a week before Christmas.[21] 1988 Nothing happened to the goat, but gamblers were for the first time able to gamble on the fate of the goat with English bookmakers. 1989 Again, the goat burnt down before it was assembled. Financial contributions from the public were raised to rebuild a goat that was burnt down in January. In March 1990 another goat was built, this time for the shooting of a Swedish motion picture called Black Jack. 1990 Nothing happened. The goat was guarded by many volunteers. 1991 The goat was joined by an advertising sled, that turned out to be illegally built. On the morning of Christmas Eve the goat was burnt down. It was later rebuilt to be taken to Stockholm as a part of a protest campaign against the closing of the I 14 Infantry Regiment. 1992 The goat was burnt down eight days after it was built. The Natural Science Club’s goat burnt down the same night. The Southern Merchants’ goat was rebuilt, but burned down on 20 December. The perpetrator of the three attacks was caught and sent to jail. The Goat Committee was founded in 1992. 1993 Once more the goat was featured in the Guinness Book of Records, the School of Vasa’s goat measured 14.9 metres (49 ft). The goat was guarded by taxis and the Swedish Home Guard. Nothing happened. 1994 Nothing happened. The goat followed the Swedish national hockey team to Italy for the World Championship in hockey. 1995 A Norwegian was arrested for attempting to burn down the goat. Burnt down on the morning of Christmas Day. Rebuilt to be standing before the 550th anniversary of Gävle county. 1996 The first time the goat was guarded by webcams, nothing happened. 1997 Damaged by fireworks. The Natural Science Club’s goat was attacked too, but survived with minor damage. 1998 Burnt down on 11 December, even though there was a major blizzard. Was rebuilt. 1999 Burnt down only a couple of hours after it was erected. Rebuilt again before Lucia. The Natural Science Club’s goat was burnt down as well. 2000 Burnt down a couple of days before New Year’s Eve. The Natural Science Club’s goat got tossed in the Gävle river. 2001 Goat set on fire on 23 December by Lawrence Jones, a 51-year-old visitor from Cleveland, Ohio, who spent 18 days in jail and was subsequently convicted and ordered to pay 100,000 Swedish kronor in damages. The court confiscated Jones’s cigarette lighter with the argument that he clearly was not able to handle it. Jones stated in court that he was no “goat burner”, and believed that he was taking part in a completely legal goat-burning tradition. After Jones was released from jail he went straight back to the US without paying his fine. As of 2006 it was still unpaid. The Natural Science Club’s goat was also burnt down. 2002 A 22 year old from Stockholm tried to set the Southern Merchants’ goat on fire, but failed, the goat receiving only minor damage. On Lucia the goat was guarded by Swedish radio and TV personality Gert Fylking. 2003 Burnt down on 12 December. 2004 Burnt 21 December, only three days before Christmas Eve. The fire brigade quickly arrived on the scene, but the goat could not be saved. No new goat was built. 2005 Burnt by unknown vandals reportedly dressed as Santa and the gingerbread man, by shooting a flaming arrow at the goat at 21:00 on 3 December. Reconstructed on 5 December. The hunt for the arsonist responsible for the goat-burning in 2005 was featured on the weekly Swedish live broadcast TV3’s “Most Wanted“ (”Efterlyst”) on 8 December. 2006 On the night of 15 December at 03:00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol (gasoline). The red ribbon on that leg was slightly burned and fell off. The lower part of the right leg was scorched, but the rest of the goat failed to light. The leg was repaired that morning. The Natural Science Club’s goat was burned at about 00:40 on 20 December; the vandals were not seen and got away. On the night of 25 December, a drunken man managed to climb up on the goat. Before the police arrived on the scene the man climbed down and disappeared. He did not try to set fire to the goat. The Southern Merchants’ goat survived New Year’s Eve and was taken down on 2 January. It is now stored in a secret location. 2007 The Natural Science Club’s goat was toppled on 13 December and was burned on the night of 24 December. The Southern Merchants’ goat survived. 2008 10,000 people turned out for the inauguration of one of the goats. No back-up goat was built to replace the main goat should the worst happen, nor was the goat treated with flame repellent (Anna Östman, spokesperson of the Goat-committee said the repellent made it look ugly in the previous years, like a brown terrier). On 16 December the Natural Science Club’s Goat was vandalised and later removed. On 26 December there was an attempt to burn down the Southern Merchants’ Goat but patriotic passers-by managed to extinguish the fire. The following day the goat finally succumbed to the flames ignited by an unknown assailant at 03:50 CET. 2009 A person attempted to set the Southern Merchants’ goat on fire the night of 7 December. An unsuccessful attempt was made to throw the Natural Science Club’s goat into the river the weekend of 11 December. The culprit then tried, again without success, to set the goat on fire. Someone stole the Natural Science Club’s goat utilizing a truck the night of 14 December.[36] On the night of 23 December before 04:00 the South Merchant goat was set on fire and was burned to the frame, even though it had a thick layer of snow on its back.[37] The goat had two online webcams which were put out of service by aDoS attack, instigated by computer hackers just before the burning.[38] 2010 On the night of 2 December, arsonists made an unsuccessful attempt to burn the Natural Science Club’s goat.[39] On 17 December, a Swedish news site reported that one of the guards tasked with protecting the Southern Merchants’ goat had been offered payment to leave his post so that the goat could be stolen via helicopter and transported to Stockholm. Both goats survived and were dismantled and returned to storage in early January 2011. 2011 The inauguration of the goat took place on 27 November. The fire-fighters of Gävle sprayed the goat with water to create a coating of ice in the hope of protecting it from arson. The goat was burnt down in the early morning of 2 December. 2012 The inauguration of the goat took place on 2 December. It was burnt just ten days later in the hours before midnight of 12 December, one day before Lucia. 2013 As in 2006 and 2007, the straw used to build the goat has been soaked in anti-flammable liquid to prevent it from burning in the event of an arson attack. The inauguration ceremony took place on 1 December. But despite the anti-flammable liquids the goat was burnt down on the early morning of December 21. Any history of plots involving a DDoS attack on the security cameras, a plot to steal it with a helicopter and flaming arrows shot by people dressed as Santa and the Gingerbread man is just plain hilarious in my book. I’m laughing so much about this goat. obviously if you build something big enough people are going to have sex in it and burn it down. obviously what the fuck is going on in sweden how will the saga continue this year fascinating The saga of the goat is the best part of the season. For those curious about 2015′s goat: It’s that time of year again 2016: Burned within hours of being built 2017: Survived 2018: Nothing yet… WILL THE GOAT LIVE THIS YEAR Best tumblr meme
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officially-kim-jung-un: siryouarebeingmocked: kamiyu910: the-darkest-of-souls: nazis: lets commit genocide Antifa: lets dismantle our current government and instigate a horrendous for of government that commits mass murder and genocide for other reasons while using facist methods to try and silence other people  BLM: lies, lies, lies, bullshit riots, and cop shooting centrist: everyone needs to chill the fuck out  Nazis: “The Jews are too privileged, they have too much power, they’re oppressing the German people!” SJWs (AntiFa, BLM, etc): “The whites are too privileged, they have too much power, they’re oppressing the non-white people!” “Hitler’s first written utterance on political questions dating from this period emphasized that what he called “the anti-Semitism of reason” must lead “to the systematic combating and elimination of Jewish privileges. Its ultimate goal must implacably be the total removal of the Jews.“” “…the vile, anti-Semitic propaganda of the 1930’s, when splashed across Der Spiegel was blaming Jews - and so called disproportionate Jewish wealth - for Germany’s losing WWI and the country’s subsequent economic downturn. Canards about Jews controlling world finances - first promulgated by the Tsarist forgery, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” - was anti-Semitic back then and it is anti-Semitic today…” Why are these considered only bad if “white” is turned to something else? It’s the same rhetoric that the nazis spread. Why should we consider anyone who uses this any better than the nazis, when they said the same stuff?  Someone defending Antifa or BLM deliberately ignores what they actually flippin’ do. Take a shot. remember that time a guy did an experiment where he did an entire speech at an antifa rally using only hitler quotes and everyone cheered I’m screaming Antifa is literally a terrorist group “let’s just not commit genocide” my ass: Citizen of Arcterra @PhilodoxPils Svar till @_hoemo Nazis: Let's commit genocide. Antifa: Let's not. BLM: Please stop shooting us. Centrist: I cannot tell these apart officially-kim-jung-un: siryouarebeingmocked: kamiyu910: the-darkest-of-souls: nazis: lets commit genocide Antifa: lets dismantle our current government and instigate a horrendous for of government that commits mass murder and genocide for other reasons while using facist methods to try and silence other people  BLM: lies, lies, lies, bullshit riots, and cop shooting centrist: everyone needs to chill the fuck out  Nazis: “The Jews are too privileged, they have too much power, they’re oppressing the German people!” SJWs (AntiFa, BLM, etc): “The whites are too privileged, they have too much power, they’re oppressing the non-white people!” “Hitler’s first written utterance on political questions dating from this period emphasized that what he called “the anti-Semitism of reason” must lead “to the systematic combating and elimination of Jewish privileges. Its ultimate goal must implacably be the total removal of the Jews.“” “…the vile, anti-Semitic propaganda of the 1930’s, when splashed across Der Spiegel was blaming Jews - and so called disproportionate Jewish wealth - for Germany’s losing WWI and the country’s subsequent economic downturn. Canards about Jews controlling world finances - first promulgated by the Tsarist forgery, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” - was anti-Semitic back then and it is anti-Semitic today…” Why are these considered only bad if “white” is turned to something else? It’s the same rhetoric that the nazis spread. Why should we consider anyone who uses this any better than the nazis, when they said the same stuff?  Someone defending Antifa or BLM deliberately ignores what they actually flippin’ do. Take a shot. remember that time a guy did an experiment where he did an entire speech at an antifa rally using only hitler quotes and everyone cheered I’m screaming Antifa is literally a terrorist group “let’s just not commit genocide” my ass
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Closeup into a REAL blood clot (thx, @mdhealthtips!) . Blood clots within our vessels are what stop bleeding when we scrape our skin in a fall. But they are also the culprit behind both heart attacks and strokes, the two leading causes of death across the globe. In a heart attack or stroke, a blood clot can form over a ruptured atherosclerotic plaque, fully blocking arterial flow, causing death of the heart or brain tissue that was once fed by the previously open artery. We can prevent atherosclerosis and subsequent heart attacks and strokes with a diet low in saturated fat, healthy weight, exercise, and smoking cessation. . 📷: James Archer, electron microscope . science blood bloodclot health heartattack stroke hearthealth eathealthy livehealthy: Closeup into a REAL blood clot (thx, @mdhealthtips!) . Blood clots within our vessels are what stop bleeding when we scrape our skin in a fall. But they are also the culprit behind both heart attacks and strokes, the two leading causes of death across the globe. In a heart attack or stroke, a blood clot can form over a ruptured atherosclerotic plaque, fully blocking arterial flow, causing death of the heart or brain tissue that was once fed by the previously open artery. We can prevent atherosclerosis and subsequent heart attacks and strokes with a diet low in saturated fat, healthy weight, exercise, and smoking cessation. . 📷: James Archer, electron microscope . science blood bloodclot health heartattack stroke hearthealth eathealthy livehealthy

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Battle Of The Grannies: Jalen Rose’s 100-Year-Old Grandma Calls Out Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean Ahead of Saturday Night’s March Madness Match-Up: “It’s Over” – blogged by @MsJennyb (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to an end, the beef between fans of the final four is heating up. However, with the unexpected success of the No. 11 seed, and the subsequent rise to fame of the team’s 98-year-old chaplain, fans are ready to knock the team off its high horse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In fact, former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose’s 100-year-old grandmother is not here for the Cinderella story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday night, Mary Belle Hicks took to Instagram to share a message with America’s newest celebrity, Sister Jean. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Sister Jean, it’s been a good ride,” Hicks said. “But it’s over Saturday. Go Blue.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Loyola-Chicago is set to face off against the No. 3 seed, Michigan in the last games before the championship. But, who live to battle it out for the championship game?: Battle Of The Grannies: Jalen Rose's 100-Year- Old Grandma Calls Out Loyola-Chicago's Sister Jean Ahead of Saturday Night's March Madnes:s Match-Up: "ts Over @balleralert 35 MICHIGAN RASKETRA Battle Of The Grannies: Jalen Rose’s 100-Year-Old Grandma Calls Out Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean Ahead of Saturday Night’s March Madness Match-Up: “It’s Over” – blogged by @MsJennyb (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to an end, the beef between fans of the final four is heating up. However, with the unexpected success of the No. 11 seed, and the subsequent rise to fame of the team’s 98-year-old chaplain, fans are ready to knock the team off its high horse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In fact, former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose’s 100-year-old grandmother is not here for the Cinderella story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday night, Mary Belle Hicks took to Instagram to share a message with America’s newest celebrity, Sister Jean. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Sister Jean, it’s been a good ride,” Hicks said. “But it’s over Saturday. Go Blue.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Loyola-Chicago is set to face off against the No. 3 seed, Michigan in the last games before the championship. But, who live to battle it out for the championship game?

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Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Three decades after the release of her first autobiography, TinaTurner will release her second memoir - “Tina Turner: My Love Story.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The new book, which is set to be released in October of next year, will aide in celebrating the singer’s 60th anniversary in music. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Atria Books announced the new release on Monday, adding that it will focus on Turner’s life after Ike Turner, as she struggles to find love and survive a “life-threatening illness.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The new novel is said to be a sequel to Turner’s previous memoir, “I, Tina,” which was turned into the popular film, “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” starring AngelaBassett. That book and film focused on the abusive relationship between her and her late husband, IkeTurner. Although the two were successful together, Ike’s history of violence against her led to their separation and subsequent divorce in 1978. Since then though, Turner went on to find solo success in music and film. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Turner, otherwise known as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, is one of the world’s best selling artists of all time, deemed the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist. Now, with the release of her new book, Turner will be looking to match the success of “I, Tina” which was a worldwide best-seller.: Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 @balleralert Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Three decades after the release of her first autobiography, TinaTurner will release her second memoir - “Tina Turner: My Love Story.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The new book, which is set to be released in October of next year, will aide in celebrating the singer’s 60th anniversary in music. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Atria Books announced the new release on Monday, adding that it will focus on Turner’s life after Ike Turner, as she struggles to find love and survive a “life-threatening illness.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The new novel is said to be a sequel to Turner’s previous memoir, “I, Tina,” which was turned into the popular film, “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” starring AngelaBassett. That book and film focused on the abusive relationship between her and her late husband, IkeTurner. Although the two were successful together, Ike’s history of violence against her led to their separation and subsequent divorce in 1978. Since then though, Turner went on to find solo success in music and film. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Turner, otherwise known as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, is one of the world’s best selling artists of all time, deemed the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist. Now, with the release of her new book, Turner will be looking to match the success of “I, Tina” which was a worldwide best-seller.

Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Three decades after the release of her first autobiog...

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People Are Mad About Colin Kapernick Being Named GQ’s “Citizen of the Year” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just hours after GQ announced that ColinKaepernick would be recognized as one the magazine’s “Men of the Year,” specifically coined this year’s “Citizen of the Year,” the Twitterverse nearly drowned in whitetears. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many took to the social media platform to express their disapproval with GQ’s decision to feature the former 49ers quarterback. Others even called for a boycott of the magazine, using the hashtag BoycottGQ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I guess it’s time to BoycottGQ since @GQMagazine named Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.” A divisive, anti-American, Racist jackass that single-handedly destroyed the @NFL isn’t a citizen, he’s a traitor,” Twitter user Hans Auf wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year, Kaepernick led the league in a protest against police brutality and racial injustices by kneeling during the national anthem. His movement sparked a widespread discussion about the former quarterback’s purpose, his subsequent extended unemployment and the league’s handling of the protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ BoycottGQ magazine…how dumb can you get GQ? Colin is a whiny rich spoiled crybaby and hates America. DO YOU hate America too GQ? Apparently,” Cup of Covfefe & Me wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Seems GQ magazine has awarded @Kaepernick7 “Man of the Year” award. In doing so, they agree that it is perfectly fine to insult our nation’s flag, national anthem and our nation’s heroes,” Adorable Deplorable tweeted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, others were pleased with GQ’s decision. In fact, many praised the magazine for recognizing such a courageous man, who risked his career to make a difference in the world.: People Are Mad About Colin Kapernick Being Named GQ's "Citizen of the Year" L. @balleralert People Are Mad About Colin Kapernick Being Named GQ’s “Citizen of the Year” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just hours after GQ announced that ColinKaepernick would be recognized as one the magazine’s “Men of the Year,” specifically coined this year’s “Citizen of the Year,” the Twitterverse nearly drowned in whitetears. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many took to the social media platform to express their disapproval with GQ’s decision to feature the former 49ers quarterback. Others even called for a boycott of the magazine, using the hashtag BoycottGQ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I guess it’s time to BoycottGQ since @GQMagazine named Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.” A divisive, anti-American, Racist jackass that single-handedly destroyed the @NFL isn’t a citizen, he’s a traitor,” Twitter user Hans Auf wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year, Kaepernick led the league in a protest against police brutality and racial injustices by kneeling during the national anthem. His movement sparked a widespread discussion about the former quarterback’s purpose, his subsequent extended unemployment and the league’s handling of the protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ BoycottGQ magazine…how dumb can you get GQ? Colin is a whiny rich spoiled crybaby and hates America. DO YOU hate America too GQ? Apparently,” Cup of Covfefe & Me wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Seems GQ magazine has awarded @Kaepernick7 “Man of the Year” award. In doing so, they agree that it is perfectly fine to insult our nation’s flag, national anthem and our nation’s heroes,” Adorable Deplorable tweeted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, others were pleased with GQ’s decision. In fact, many praised the magazine for recognizing such a courageous man, who risked his career to make a difference in the world.
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D.L. Hughley Opens Up About The Tragic Death Of His Son, Who Was Conceived During an Affair – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, D.L. Hughley sat down with Angela Yee and friends on her ‘Lip Service’ podcast to discuss his longstanding success and his outlook on life, amid the trial and tribulations throughout his career. During the conversation, Hughley divulged about the tragic death of his son, who was conceived through infidelity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “So I had knocked this chick up and she had the baby and the baby got killed by her boyfriend,” the comedian revealed. “So, it was a horrible, horrible experience. I had this baby I’m paying for. I’m a boy. I’m scared. I’m married. I’m just starting out my career, and I get a call from my boy and he said, ‘Your son is in the hospital,’ and I go…So I get to the hospital, and this boy was lying in the bed and apparently her boyfriend had shaken him and damaged his brain.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amid dealing with the tragic loss of his son, the comedian explained how he divulged to his wife his infidelity, in addition to a baby and now, the death of the baby. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I knew that one day I would be man enough to tell my woman what happened,” he said, adding that he believed children should never be left without a parent. “Finally one day, I tell my wife. You know what she said to me? ‘I wish you would’ve told me and we could’ve went through this together.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Years after finally revealing his affair and subsequent loss, the comedian and his wife ran into the then-mistress at the airport. He then introduces his wife to the woman, to which his wife says to her, “I’m so sorry for your loss.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hughley then revealed that the incident changed how he interacts with other people and ultimately brought him closer to his wife. He now takes into consideration how his actions affect others.: D.L. Hughley Opens Up About The Tragic Death Of His Son, Who Was Conceived During an Affair @balleralert D.L. Hughley Opens Up About The Tragic Death Of His Son, Who Was Conceived During an Affair – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, D.L. Hughley sat down with Angela Yee and friends on her ‘Lip Service’ podcast to discuss his longstanding success and his outlook on life, amid the trial and tribulations throughout his career. During the conversation, Hughley divulged about the tragic death of his son, who was conceived through infidelity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “So I had knocked this chick up and she had the baby and the baby got killed by her boyfriend,” the comedian revealed. “So, it was a horrible, horrible experience. I had this baby I’m paying for. I’m a boy. I’m scared. I’m married. I’m just starting out my career, and I get a call from my boy and he said, ‘Your son is in the hospital,’ and I go…So I get to the hospital, and this boy was lying in the bed and apparently her boyfriend had shaken him and damaged his brain.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amid dealing with the tragic loss of his son, the comedian explained how he divulged to his wife his infidelity, in addition to a baby and now, the death of the baby. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I knew that one day I would be man enough to tell my woman what happened,” he said, adding that he believed children should never be left without a parent. “Finally one day, I tell my wife. You know what she said to me? ‘I wish you would’ve told me and we could’ve went through this together.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Years after finally revealing his affair and subsequent loss, the comedian and his wife ran into the then-mistress at the airport. He then introduces his wife to the woman, to which his wife says to her, “I’m so sorry for your loss.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hughley then revealed that the incident changed how he interacts with other people and ultimately brought him closer to his wife. He now takes into consideration how his actions affect others.
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Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier “He Knew What He Signed Up For” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, the American soldier who was killed in Niger, was saluted in his homecoming at Miami International Airport. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With his casket draped with the American flag and the name of his wife engraved on his chest, the fallen soldier was met with silence and subsequent honor from local politicians and officials. Before being transported to the Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home in Hollywood, his pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, leaned over the casket and sobbed at the loss of her husband. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior the ceremonial homecoming, Donald Trump called Johnson’s pregnant widow to give his condolences. Just days after sparking controversy over his comments falsely claiming Barack Obama and “other presidents” didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers, Trump told Johnson’s widow,” he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was with Myeshia at the time, heard the exchange and was disgusted by Trump’s words. “I think it’s so insensitive. It’s crazy. Why do you need to say that?’’ Wilson asked. “You don’t say that to someone who lost family, the father, the breadwinner. You can say, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss. He’s a hero.’” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m livid. He can’t even have an open-coffin funeral because his body is so messed up,” she added. According to reports, Johnson was part of a joint mission with the Niger military in west Africa, when he was killed in an ambush on Oct. 4.: Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier "He Knew What He Signed Up For" @balleraler 臣111 2 Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier “He Knew What He Signed Up For” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, the American soldier who was killed in Niger, was saluted in his homecoming at Miami International Airport. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With his casket draped with the American flag and the name of his wife engraved on his chest, the fallen soldier was met with silence and subsequent honor from local politicians and officials. Before being transported to the Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home in Hollywood, his pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, leaned over the casket and sobbed at the loss of her husband. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior the ceremonial homecoming, Donald Trump called Johnson’s pregnant widow to give his condolences. Just days after sparking controversy over his comments falsely claiming Barack Obama and “other presidents” didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers, Trump told Johnson’s widow,” he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was with Myeshia at the time, heard the exchange and was disgusted by Trump’s words. “I think it’s so insensitive. It’s crazy. Why do you need to say that?’’ Wilson asked. “You don’t say that to someone who lost family, the father, the breadwinner. You can say, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss. He’s a hero.’” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m livid. He can’t even have an open-coffin funeral because his body is so messed up,” she added. According to reports, Johnson was part of a joint mission with the Niger military in west Africa, when he was killed in an ambush on Oct. 4.

Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier “He Knew What He Signed Up For” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, Sgt. La D...

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Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: “I Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In two weeks, actress Gabrielle Union will release her first ever memoir, titled “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly six months ago, Union released the cover of her brand new book, where she unveils the struggles and subsequent triumphs that have molded her into the woman she is today. On Wednesday, PEOPLE magazine released an exclusive excerpt of the new memoir, where the actress details her infertility issues in several attempts to have a baby with NBA star husband, Dwyane Wade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” the 44-year-old wrote. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant – I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the actress has opened up about IVF before, she declined to detail the struggles she has faced after three years of failed cycles. But, throughout the heartbreaking trauma, she revealed that she and her husband “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’” she told PEOPLE, after revealing that she never wanted to have children until she became a stepmom to her husband’s three son’s and nephew. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile): Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: "l Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages" @balleralert Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: “I Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In two weeks, actress Gabrielle Union will release her first ever memoir, titled “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly six months ago, Union released the cover of her brand new book, where she unveils the struggles and subsequent triumphs that have molded her into the woman she is today. On Wednesday, PEOPLE magazine released an exclusive excerpt of the new memoir, where the actress details her infertility issues in several attempts to have a baby with NBA star husband, Dwyane Wade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” the 44-year-old wrote. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant – I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the actress has opened up about IVF before, she declined to detail the struggles she has faced after three years of failed cycles. But, throughout the heartbreaking trauma, she revealed that she and her husband “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’” she told PEOPLE, after revealing that she never wanted to have children until she became a stepmom to her husband’s three son’s and nephew. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: “I Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In two...

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY . Four black schoolgirls killed in Birmingham 💔 . On this day in 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls. . With its large African-American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., who once called Birmingham a “symbol of hardcore resistance to integration.” Alabama’s governor, George Wallace, made preserving racial segregation one of the central goals of his administration, and Birmingham had one of the most violent and lawless chapters of the Ku Klux Klan. . The church bombing was the third in Birmingham in 11 days after a federal order came down to integrate Alabama’s school system. Fifteen sticks of dynamite were planted in the church basement, underneath what turned out to be the girls’ restroom. The bomb detonated at 10:19 a.m., killing Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson & Addie Mae Collins–all 14 years old–and 11-year-old Denise McNair. Immediately after the blast, church members wandered dazed & bloodied, covered with white powder and broken stained glass, before starting to dig in the rubble to search for survivors. More than 20 other members of the congregation were injured in the blast. . When thousands of angry black protesters assembled at the crime scene, Wallace sent hundreds of police and state troopers to the area to break up the crowd. Two young black men were killed that night, one by police and another by racist thugs. Meanwhile, public outrage over the bombing continued to grow, drawing international attention to Birmingham. At a funeral for three of the girls (one’s family preferred a separate, private service), King addressed more than 8,000 mourners. . A well-known Klan member, Robert Chambliss, was charged with murder : with buying 122 sticks of dynamite. In October 1963, Chambliss was cleared of the murder charge & received a six-month jail sentence & a $100 fine for the dynamite. Although a subsequent FBI investigation identified three other men. . Repost @daphneposh AmeriKKKa BlackLivesMatter Segregation Murder RacistInChief Don: 54 years ago today, 4 little black girls in Birmingham, Alabama were killed whern the KKK bombed their church IN MEMORY OF ADBS MKS COLLINS CAROL ROBERTSON Instead of cracking down on the white terrorist cells, the FBI and CIA worked for decades to harass, prosecute, and murder civil rights leaders. Instead of police infiltrating and disrupting the white terrorist cells, the KKK infiltrated law enforcement THIS DAY IN HISTORY . Four black schoolgirls killed in Birmingham 💔 . On this day in 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls. . With its large African-American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., who once called Birmingham a “symbol of hardcore resistance to integration.” Alabama’s governor, George Wallace, made preserving racial segregation one of the central goals of his administration, and Birmingham had one of the most violent and lawless chapters of the Ku Klux Klan. . The church bombing was the third in Birmingham in 11 days after a federal order came down to integrate Alabama’s school system. Fifteen sticks of dynamite were planted in the church basement, underneath what turned out to be the girls’ restroom. The bomb detonated at 10:19 a.m., killing Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson & Addie Mae Collins–all 14 years old–and 11-year-old Denise McNair. Immediately after the blast, church members wandered dazed & bloodied, covered with white powder and broken stained glass, before starting to dig in the rubble to search for survivors. More than 20 other members of the congregation were injured in the blast. . When thousands of angry black protesters assembled at the crime scene, Wallace sent hundreds of police and state troopers to the area to break up the crowd. Two young black men were killed that night, one by police and another by racist thugs. Meanwhile, public outrage over the bombing continued to grow, drawing international attention to Birmingham. At a funeral for three of the girls (one’s family preferred a separate, private service), King addressed more than 8,000 mourners. . A well-known Klan member, Robert Chambliss, was charged with murder : with buying 122 sticks of dynamite. In October 1963, Chambliss was cleared of the murder charge & received a six-month jail sentence & a $100 fine for the dynamite. Although a subsequent FBI investigation identified three other men. . Repost @daphneposh AmeriKKKa BlackLivesMatter Segregation Murder RacistInChief Don

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Gloria Carter Opens Up About Coming Out on Jay-Z’s Song, “Smile” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly three months after GloriaCarter’s emotional revelation on her son’s highly anticipated “4:44” album, Jay-Z’s mother is speaking out about the entire ordeal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I just finally started telling (Jay-Z) who I was. Besides your mother, this is the person that I am. This is the life that I live,” Carter said on the D’USSE Friday podcast. “So my son started actually tearing. ‘Cause he’s like, ‘That had to be a horrible life, Ma’. I was like, ‘My life was never horrible. It was just different.’ So that made him want to do a song about it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the song almost didn’t make the cut, as Carter wasn’t happy with it at first. Jay-Z spit lyrics that were so direct and to the point, that Carter became hesitant about the release and subsequent exposure of her personal business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was sharing myself with ( JayZ), not to share myself with the world. I don’t know if I’m ready for that,” she recalled. However, things took a turn when Carter revisited the words that she’d written for Jay-Z. Her words turned into poetry and eventually became the poetic break on “Smile,” that Jay-Z allowed her to speak for herself on the track. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was never ashamed of me,” she said. “I’m tired of all the mystery. I’m gonna give it to them. I don’t have to worry about anybody wondering if I’m in the life or not. I’m gonna tell them. So now that I told you what do you have to talk about? So now maybe you can focus on the phenomenal things I do.”: Gloria Carter Opens Up About Coming Out on Jay-Z's Song, "Smile" @balleralert Gloria Carter Opens Up About Coming Out on Jay-Z’s Song, “Smile” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly three months after GloriaCarter’s emotional revelation on her son’s highly anticipated “4:44” album, Jay-Z’s mother is speaking out about the entire ordeal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I just finally started telling (Jay-Z) who I was. Besides your mother, this is the person that I am. This is the life that I live,” Carter said on the D’USSE Friday podcast. “So my son started actually tearing. ‘Cause he’s like, ‘That had to be a horrible life, Ma’. I was like, ‘My life was never horrible. It was just different.’ So that made him want to do a song about it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the song almost didn’t make the cut, as Carter wasn’t happy with it at first. Jay-Z spit lyrics that were so direct and to the point, that Carter became hesitant about the release and subsequent exposure of her personal business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was sharing myself with ( JayZ), not to share myself with the world. I don’t know if I’m ready for that,” she recalled. However, things took a turn when Carter revisited the words that she’d written for Jay-Z. Her words turned into poetry and eventually became the poetic break on “Smile,” that Jay-Z allowed her to speak for herself on the track. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was never ashamed of me,” she said. “I’m tired of all the mystery. I’m gonna give it to them. I don’t have to worry about anybody wondering if I’m in the life or not. I’m gonna tell them. So now that I told you what do you have to talk about? So now maybe you can focus on the phenomenal things I do.”

Gloria Carter Opens Up About Coming Out on Jay-Z’s Song, “Smile” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly three months after GloriaCarter’...

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Lil Wayne Released from Hospital; Takes Two Weeks Off Work - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day after LilWayne's daughter took to Twitter to update fans on her father's health status, the rapper has been released from the hospital. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Wayne will be taking it easy for the next few days to take care of himself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite previous rumors, sources close to the rapper told TMZ that Wayne's seizures and subsequent hospitalization was due to his busy schedule and lack of sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, per doctors orders, the rapper will be taking two weeks off to relax and recover. His next show is on September 23rd, TMZ says Wayne is expected to be there.: Lil Wayne Released from Hospital; Takes Two Weeks Off Work @balleralert Lil Wayne Released from Hospital; Takes Two Weeks Off Work - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day after LilWayne's daughter took to Twitter to update fans on her father's health status, the rapper has been released from the hospital. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Wayne will be taking it easy for the next few days to take care of himself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite previous rumors, sources close to the rapper told TMZ that Wayne's seizures and subsequent hospitalization was due to his busy schedule and lack of sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, per doctors orders, the rapper will be taking two weeks off to relax and recover. His next show is on September 23rd, TMZ says Wayne is expected to be there.

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For those who don't know, the play "Julius Caesar" portrayed Trump as the one getting stabbed in the back to death. Here's the story by Reuters: Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled financial support on Sunday for the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Julius Caesar" in New York over its portrayal of the assassinated ancient Roman leader that resembles U.S. President Donald Trump. The contemporary staging of William Shakespeare's tragedy, by the nonprofit Public Theater, portrays Caesar as a powerful, blond-haired man wearing a business suit with an American flag pin, while his wife, Calpurnia, has a Slavic accent and dresses in designer fashions. Shakespeare's play focuses on the fatal stabbing of Caesar by former associates, and the subsequent fate of democratic institutions. Delta said in a statement on Sunday that the Public Theater's "artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste" and that it was ending its four-year run as official airline of the Public Theater. Bank of America, which has sponsored Shakespeare in the Park for 11 years, is withdrawing funding for "Julius Caesar," a bank spokeswoman said. The bank did not address whether it would keep supporting other Shakespeare in the Park productions. The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar "in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it," the spokeswoman added. The Public Theater and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Sunday. In announcing the production in Manhattan's Central Park earlier this year, the Public Theater said the play had "never felt more contemporary," and described the Roman leader as "magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power." shakespeare caesar juliuscaesar trumpmemes liberals libbys democraps liberallogic liberal maga conservative constitution presidenttrump resist stupidliberals merica america stupiddemocrats donaldtrump trump2016 patriot trump yeeyee presidentdonaldtrump draintheswamp makeamericagreatagain trumptrain triggered: For those who don't know, the play "Julius Caesar" portrayed Trump as the one getting stabbed in the back to death. Here's the story by Reuters: Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled financial support on Sunday for the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Julius Caesar" in New York over its portrayal of the assassinated ancient Roman leader that resembles U.S. President Donald Trump. The contemporary staging of William Shakespeare's tragedy, by the nonprofit Public Theater, portrays Caesar as a powerful, blond-haired man wearing a business suit with an American flag pin, while his wife, Calpurnia, has a Slavic accent and dresses in designer fashions. Shakespeare's play focuses on the fatal stabbing of Caesar by former associates, and the subsequent fate of democratic institutions. Delta said in a statement on Sunday that the Public Theater's "artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste" and that it was ending its four-year run as official airline of the Public Theater. Bank of America, which has sponsored Shakespeare in the Park for 11 years, is withdrawing funding for "Julius Caesar," a bank spokeswoman said. The bank did not address whether it would keep supporting other Shakespeare in the Park productions. The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar "in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it," the spokeswoman added. The Public Theater and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Sunday. In announcing the production in Manhattan's Central Park earlier this year, the Public Theater said the play had "never felt more contemporary," and described the Roman leader as "magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power." shakespeare caesar juliuscaesar trumpmemes liberals libbys democraps liberallogic liberal maga conservative constitution presidenttrump resist stupidliberals merica america stupiddemocrats donaldtrump trump2016 patriot trump yeeyee presidentdonaldtrump draintheswamp makeamericagreatagain trumptrain triggered
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Yasss! You go, Kheris! ❤️🙌🏾 "A 10-YEAR-OLD girl bullied about her dark skin has created a fashion line in hopes of instilling confidence in other young girls facing the same. . Kheris Rodgers announced the launch of Flexin In My Complexion on social media yesterday (April 27), writing: “I am now a 10 year old business owner please support! FlexinInMyComplexion.com.” . Kheris was constantly teased about her skin tone at school. . Kheris told BuzzFeed News that during an exercise years ago in grade school her teacher asked students to draw themselves, then handed her a black crayon. "I’m not that dark... I'm brown,” she replied. . Taylor and her mom were feeling helpless. But after a fateful Wiz-inspired fashion show, and a subsequent tweet that went viral, things started to slowly change. . Via BuzzFeed & @theyoungempire_: The 10-year-old schoolgirl bullied about her dark skin launches confidence-building fashion company THEYOUNGEMPIRE LEXIN IN MY Yasss! You go, Kheris! ❤️🙌🏾 "A 10-YEAR-OLD girl bullied about her dark skin has created a fashion line in hopes of instilling confidence in other young girls facing the same. . Kheris Rodgers announced the launch of Flexin In My Complexion on social media yesterday (April 27), writing: “I am now a 10 year old business owner please support! FlexinInMyComplexion.com.” . Kheris was constantly teased about her skin tone at school. . Kheris told BuzzFeed News that during an exercise years ago in grade school her teacher asked students to draw themselves, then handed her a black crayon. "I’m not that dark... I'm brown,” she replied. . Taylor and her mom were feeling helpless. But after a fateful Wiz-inspired fashion show, and a subsequent tweet that went viral, things started to slowly change. . Via BuzzFeed & @theyoungempire_

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Despite their noteworthy accomplishments, the educational reforms of the 1970s were not sustained into the 1980s. Like many other popu- lar programs from the early Siyaad era, mass education fell victim to the regime’s preoccupation with natural disasters, war with Ethiopia, and the subsequent refugee crisis. Increasing corruption and nepotism in all agencies of government (including the Ministry of Education) drained resources and enthusiasm from the schools, the teachers, and their pupils. It is instructive to examine what occurred in a few areas of educational and cultural life after 1975, as illustrations of what can go wrong when education is marginalized. • The severe drought of 1973–75 burdened the government with the responsibility of providing food and shelter for the afflicted rural population, but also provided an opportunity to bring education to the countryside. Teachers and high school students were sent out to work with displaced nomads who had been resettled in farm- ing and fishing villages, introducing large numbers of them to the new Somali script for the first time. However, shortages of relevant instructional materials and the nomads’ propensity to abandon their schooling in order to rebuild their herds or to seek out more lucra- tive employment in the Gulf soon eroded the gains of the Rural Lit- eracy Campaign. Mass rural education stagnated in the 1980s. From an (admittedly exaggerated) estimate of 70% rural literacy in 1975, United Nations’ estimates placed the literacy rate at about 25% in 1990, on the eve of the state’s collapse. • While the socialism-inspired reforms of the 1970s won guarded praise from many secular observers, they also alienated some of the country’s important religious leaders. Many of the latter had opposed the government’s choice of Latin script (rather than Arabic) for writing Somali and claimed that “Latiin waa la diin” (Latin is godless). Islamic educators were suspicious that “socialist” educa- tion paid insufficient attention to religion, and that new laws giving women equal inheritance and divorce rights would undermine the traditional authority of the Sharia courts. chakabars lovearmyforsomalia: This is what school uniforms looked like in Somalia in 1978 aC @chakabars Despite their noteworthy accomplishments, the educational reforms of the 1970s were not sustained into the 1980s. Like many other popu- lar programs from the early Siyaad era, mass education fell victim to the regime’s preoccupation with natural disasters, war with Ethiopia, and the subsequent refugee crisis. Increasing corruption and nepotism in all agencies of government (including the Ministry of Education) drained resources and enthusiasm from the schools, the teachers, and their pupils. It is instructive to examine what occurred in a few areas of educational and cultural life after 1975, as illustrations of what can go wrong when education is marginalized. • The severe drought of 1973–75 burdened the government with the responsibility of providing food and shelter for the afflicted rural population, but also provided an opportunity to bring education to the countryside. Teachers and high school students were sent out to work with displaced nomads who had been resettled in farm- ing and fishing villages, introducing large numbers of them to the new Somali script for the first time. However, shortages of relevant instructional materials and the nomads’ propensity to abandon their schooling in order to rebuild their herds or to seek out more lucra- tive employment in the Gulf soon eroded the gains of the Rural Lit- eracy Campaign. Mass rural education stagnated in the 1980s. From an (admittedly exaggerated) estimate of 70% rural literacy in 1975, United Nations’ estimates placed the literacy rate at about 25% in 1990, on the eve of the state’s collapse. • While the socialism-inspired reforms of the 1970s won guarded praise from many secular observers, they also alienated some of the country’s important religious leaders. Many of the latter had opposed the government’s choice of Latin script (rather than Arabic) for writing Somali and claimed that “Latiin waa la diin” (Latin is godless). Islamic educators were suspicious that “socialist” educa- tion paid insufficient attention to religion, and that new laws giving women equal inheritance and divorce rights would undermine the traditional authority of the Sharia courts. chakabars lovearmyforsomalia

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Repost from @theyoungempire_ A FEW weeks ago, 20-year-old La’Shaunae Steward from Charleston, South Carolina, posted a series of photos of herself to her Instagram. Shortly after, she shared the photos, they were taken by people who turned them into a hurtful meme. La’Shaunae said the meme and subsequent mean comments made her feel extremely anxious. She was hurt to be targeted just because of her body and the brand of clothing she chose to wear. Soon her Instagram was full of positive and supportive comments from people who were angered by the meme. Another Twitter user, @cheesethedog, drew “the iconic” Steward in tribute to her. @luhshawnay 👑 williamsandkalvin melanin melaninonfleek melaninpoppin black blackmen panafricanism panafrican blacknationalism blackempowerment blackandproud blackpride blackpower BlackLivesMatter Amerikkka unapologeticallyblack blackisbeautiful justiceorelse problack: La Shaunae Steward, 20, was body-shamed after posting a picture online, but people fought back and turned her into a superhero THEY OUNGEMPIRE 0 00 Repost from @theyoungempire_ A FEW weeks ago, 20-year-old La’Shaunae Steward from Charleston, South Carolina, posted a series of photos of herself to her Instagram. Shortly after, she shared the photos, they were taken by people who turned them into a hurtful meme. La’Shaunae said the meme and subsequent mean comments made her feel extremely anxious. She was hurt to be targeted just because of her body and the brand of clothing she chose to wear. Soon her Instagram was full of positive and supportive comments from people who were angered by the meme. Another Twitter user, @cheesethedog, drew “the iconic” Steward in tribute to her. @luhshawnay 👑 williamsandkalvin melanin melaninonfleek melaninpoppin black blackmen panafricanism panafrican blacknationalism blackempowerment blackandproud blackpride blackpower BlackLivesMatter Amerikkka unapologeticallyblack blackisbeautiful justiceorelse problack

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