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Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Bodies : At Least 20 Children Dead After Magnitude-7.1 Earthquake Hit Mexico @balleralert At Least 20 Children Dead After Magnitude-7.1 Earthquake Hit Mexico – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the 32nd anniversary of the biggest earthquake to rattle Mexico’s capital, a magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico, leaving over 200 people dead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the quake brought down at least 44 buildings, including the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto visited the school hours after the tragedy to find the bodies of at least 20 children and two adults. However, about 30 children and eight adults are still missing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Emergency officials have begun recovery efforts to look for survivors as they rummage through the wreckage. The deadly quake came just eight days after a magnitude-8.1 earthquake hit Mexico’s southern Pacific coast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the city is built on a former lake bed, which intensifies the “shaking by factors of 100 or more,” a seismologist stated. “By comparison, the worst condition seen in Los Angeles during an earthquake is shaking amplified by a factor of five,” Lucy Jones said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the disaster, the U.S. State Department announced that it would be ready to provide assistance if needed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We stand ready to provide assistance should our neighbors request our help. Our embassy in Mexico City has sent out public messages to U.S. citizens in Mexico, and the embassy stands ready to provide consular assistance to any U.S. citizens who may have been affected. We offer our condolences to any who were injured or lost loved ones.”

At Least 20 Children Dead After Magnitude-7.1 Earthquake Hit Mexico – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the 32nd anniversary of the bi...

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Beautiful, Confused, and Crazy: beepboop-its-a-robot: STORY TIME I work in a decent sized, local, indie bookstore. It's a great job 99% of the time and a lot of our customers are pretty neat people. Any who middle of the day this little old lady comes up. She's lovably kooky. She effuses how much she loves the store and how she wishes she could spend more time in it but her husband is waiting in the car (OH! BETTER BUY HIM SOME CHOCOLATE!), she piles a bunch of art supplies on the counter and then stops and tells me how my bangs are beautiful and remind her of the ocean ("Wooooosh" she says, making a wave gesture with her hand) Ok. I think to myself. Awesomely happy, weird little old ladies are my favorite kind of customer. They're thrilled about everything and they're comfortably bananas. I can have a good time with this one. So we chat and it's nice Then thiS kid, who's been up my counter a few times to gather his school textbooks, comes up in line behind her (we're connected to a major university in the city so we have a lot of harried students pass through). She turns around to him and, out of nowhere, demands that he put his textbooks on the counter. He's confused but she explains that she's going to buy his textbooks He goes sheetrock white. He refuses and adamantly insists that she can't do that. It's like, $400 worth of textbooks. She, this tiny old woman, bodily takes them out of her hands, throws them on the counter and turns to me with a intense stare and tells me to put them on her bill. The kid at this point is practically in tears. He's confused and shocked and grateful. Then she turns to him and says "you need chocolate. She starts grabbing handfuls of chocolates and putting them in her pile He keeps asking her "why are you doing this?" She responds "Do you like Harry Potter?" and throws a copy of the new Cursed Child on the pile too Finally she's done and I ring her up for a crazy amount of money. She pays and asks me to please give the kid a few bags for his stuff. While I'm bagging up her merchandise the kid hugs her. We're both telling her how amazing she is and what an awesome thing she's done. She turns to both of us and says probably one of the most profound, unscripted things l've ever had someone say: "It's important to be kind. You can't know all the times that you've hurt people in tiny, significant ways. It's easy to be cruel without meaning to be. There's nothing you can do about that. But you can choose to be kind. Be kind." The kid thanks her again and leaves. I tell her again how awesome she is. She's staring out the door after him and says to me "My son isa the man my son could have been it someone had chosen to be kind to him at just the right time. I've bagged up all her stuff and at this point am super awkward and feel like I should say something but I don't know what. Then she turns to me and says: I wish I could have bangs like that but my darn hair is just too curly." And leaves And that is the story of the best customer I've ever had. Be kind to somebody today. Be kind

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Being Alone, Guns, and Life: Nick Martucci Blunderingldiom Birth control? BAN IT! Abortion? BAN IT! Gay marriage? BAN IT! Guns? Look, banning things never works. People will find ways to get them. 08:37-4 Aug 15 252921 RETWEETS 246786 FAVORITES <p><a href="http://proudteenageconservative.tumblr.com/post/146967051634/sojustforshitsandgiggles-kibosh-josh-mahgosh" class="tumblr_blog">proudteenageconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://sojustforshitsandgiggles.tumblr.com/post/146966814702/kibosh-josh-mahgosh-sojustforshitsandgiggles" class="tumblr_blog">sojustforshitsandgiggles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kibosh-josh-mahgosh.tumblr.com/post/146966182611">kibosh-josh-mahgosh</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sojustforshitsandgiggles.tumblr.com/post/146966100402">sojustforshitsandgiggles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fed-ex-official.tumblr.com/post/146962045759">fed-ex-official</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/146961015075">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Meanwhile, I’m over here not wanting any of those things banned and for the government to leave people the hell alone.</p></blockquote> <p>Who wants birth control banned?</p> </blockquote> <p>Catholics </p> </blockquote> <p>Mainly the Vatican. I don’t think very many Western Catholics care.</p> </blockquote> <p>But aren’t like “good” catholics not supposed to use contraception at all. I know I’ve seen articles before of senators and shit trying to ban birth control , i don’t think it’s happened in a while tho</p> </blockquote> <p>Very few Catholics actually agree with Canon Law’s teachings on that. I was raised in the faith, been around Catholics my whole life, and have only met one layman parishioner who wasn’t on board with birth control.</p> </blockquote> <p>Even of the Catholics I know who are anti-contraception, I don&rsquo;t know of any who want to ban it on a legal level.</p>
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