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Being Alone, Apparently, and Bad: Sp3ctre7171 points 3 hours ago You are absolutely correct 1) Miro learned to use the mobility of Winston, as well as his primal, to invent modern dive. He learned all of the tips and tricks and extracted extra value out of the hero that few realized was there. In doing so, he created a role that used main tank as an offensive centerpiece and threat to the backline, and all of a sudden flank heroes weren't alone. A poorly protected ana in the back could be beset by multiple members of the enemy team without much warning. However, this required both new gamesense from miro, and innovations in lucio play from Tobi. Specifically, tobi was able to peel for jehong better than many players thought was possible, compensating for the lack of defensive shields. The compounding innovation led to LH being an offensive threat at every position, and it made it possible for them to do the miraculous turnarounds that defined their APEX championship runs Playing against them was exhausting, as is expected from a team where any one member can wipe you out if left unchecked. 2) Gesture's contribution was twofold. Firstly, he extracted more value out of winston's kit on the defensive side, learning how to use primal both to continue an attack, and to peel for his own back line, which leads into his second main development. That being, under Gesture the final decision was made to transfer shotcalling duties from the main support (lucio and later mercy) and onto the main tank, primarily because engagements were no longer dictated by speed boost, but by the dive from the main tank. Together with the rest of GC Busan, Gesture planned, called, and executed crisp dives that were far better timed and aimed than those of old LH. Whereas Miro's dives were a terror because you would be under attack from multiple divers, the style that Gesture led the way on involved being instantly deleted by a full dive, where a healer pair could be hit with burst from multiple heroes in the same instant. This in turn changed the Winston interplay into a mind game, where there was a choice to be made between deleting the enemy's backline and attempting to save your own. Winston players were forced to learn how to make each leap and pincer engage perfect, or they would simply lose the fight Permalink Embed Save Parent Report Give Gold Reply Sp3ctre7160 points 3 hours ago (Continued) 3) what guxue is introducing is a Winston as the focus of a dive, not just the linchpin. While that sounds like the same thing previously, the Winston would be used to coordinate dives and call the timing, but with Guxue, resources are poured into the Winston to make sure that he can have offensive value. Both because Winston can do damage to the whole team at once (and thus build ult insanely fast against teams pocketing a zen, or against GOATS comps), but also because Winston can simultaneously disrupt the escape methods for healers AND bypass most of the ways in which healers are protected, such as matrix and shields Guxue's innovations are most similar to miro's in that they are mostly focused on a single player's style and that one hero's impact in a game. Changing the offensive presence of a hero is impactful and increases the visible skill gap between good and bad teams, but the effects are mostly limited to that one hero. For that reason, I think that the innovations brought forth by Gesture (and many others) are the most important to the development of modern Winston play, in that they represented a fundamental change in the whole shotcalling and tactical philosophy of dive teams, and opened the gates to the more complex and match specific strategies that we saw in the overwatch league owldesk: some really good tank playstyle analysis on reddit (as a side note, this guy is apparently gonna have analysis articles out soon and you better BELIEVE i’m gonna link them bc if they’re anything like this write up they’ll be great)
Being Alone, Apparently, and Bad: Sp3ctre7171 points 3 hours ago
 You are absolutely correct
 1) Miro learned to use the mobility of Winston, as well as his primal, to invent modern dive. He learned all of the tips and tricks
 and extracted extra value out of the hero that few realized was there. In doing so, he created a role that used main tank as an
 offensive centerpiece and threat to the backline, and all of a sudden flank heroes weren't alone. A poorly protected ana in the
 back could be beset by multiple members of the enemy team without much warning. However, this required both new gamesense
 from miro, and innovations in lucio play from Tobi. Specifically, tobi was able to peel for jehong better than many players thought
 was possible, compensating for the lack of defensive shields. The compounding innovation led to LH being an offensive threat at
 every position, and it made it possible for them to do the miraculous turnarounds that defined their APEX championship runs
 Playing against them was exhausting, as is expected from a team where any one member can wipe you out if left unchecked.
 2) Gesture's contribution was twofold. Firstly, he extracted more value out of winston's kit on the defensive side, learning how to
 use primal both to continue an attack, and to peel for his own back line, which leads into his second main development. That
 being, under Gesture the final decision was made to transfer shotcalling duties from the main support (lucio and later mercy) and
 onto the main tank, primarily because engagements were no longer dictated by speed boost, but by the dive from the main tank.
 Together with the rest of GC Busan, Gesture planned, called, and executed crisp dives that were far better timed and aimed than
 those of old LH. Whereas Miro's dives were a terror because you would be under attack from multiple divers, the style that
 Gesture led the way on involved being instantly deleted by a full dive, where a healer pair could be hit with burst from multiple
 heroes in the same instant. This in turn changed the Winston interplay into a mind game, where there was a choice to be made
 between deleting the enemy's backline and attempting to save your own. Winston players were forced to learn how to make each
 leap and pincer engage perfect, or they would simply lose the fight
 Permalink Embed Save Parent Report Give Gold Reply
 Sp3ctre7160 points 3 hours ago
 (Continued)
 3) what guxue is introducing is a Winston as the focus of a dive, not just the linchpin. While that sounds like the same thing
 previously, the Winston would be used to coordinate dives and call the timing, but with Guxue, resources are poured into the
 Winston to make sure that he can have offensive value. Both because Winston can do damage to the whole team at once (and
 thus build ult insanely fast against teams pocketing a zen, or against GOATS comps), but also because Winston can
 simultaneously disrupt the escape methods for healers AND bypass most of the ways in which healers are protected, such as
 matrix and shields
 Guxue's innovations are most similar to miro's in that they are mostly focused on a single player's style and that one hero's impact
 in a game. Changing the offensive presence of a hero is impactful and increases the visible skill gap between good and bad
 teams, but the effects are mostly limited to that one hero. For that reason, I think that the innovations brought forth by Gesture
 (and many others) are the most important to the development of modern Winston play, in that they represented a fundamental
 change in the whole shotcalling and tactical philosophy of dive teams, and opened the gates to the more complex and match
 specific strategies that we saw in the overwatch league
owldesk:

some really good tank playstyle analysis on reddit (as a side note, this guy is apparently gonna have analysis articles out soon and you better BELIEVE i’m gonna link them bc if they’re anything like this write up they’ll be great)

owldesk: some really good tank playstyle analysis on reddit (as a side note, this guy is apparently gonna have analysis articles out soon a...

Ace Ventura, Ass, and Family: Jim Carrey @JimCarrey 21h If you're wondering what fascism leads 'to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta. 1,860 t7,274 26.9K Alessandra Mussolini @Ale_Mus.... 7h You are a bastard 1,101 t 510 ) 1,486 Evan O'Connell @evanoconnell 3h v I think you're confusing Jim Carrey with your murderous grandfather. 30 214 3,105 Alessandra Mussolini @Ale_Mu... 5m v And now @JimCarrey draw this other 4 Alessandra Mussolini @Ale_Mu... 8m Hi @JimCarrey now draw this for us 39 STAND WITH THE WGA Joe Randazzo @Randazzoj Follow Mussolini's granddaughter is arguing on Twitter with the man who made his ass talk in Ace Ventura 8:03 AM-31 Mar 2019 788 Retweets 5,198 Likes 47t 788 5.2K making-moriartea: iwilleatyourenglish: pissvortex: givinginandsigningup: This is kind of bullshit on Jim’s part. She’s not responsible for her grandfather’s sins. he didn’t even mention alessandra she went out of her way to defend her dead fascist grandfather Alessandra Mussolini is an adamant nationalist who has worked to glorify Italy’s past. she founded Social Alternative, a coalition of alt-right political parties, when the conservative group to which she previously belonged, National Alliance, tried to move away from their fascist past.  she also produced fraudulent signatures for an election in 2005 and, when she was criticized by transgender Italian MP candidate Vladimir Luxuria for being a fascist, she replied “better a fascist than a f***gt.” in october of last year, she declared she’d sue anyone who spoke ill of her grandfather.  as someone who has family that literally fled italy during his rise to power, all i can say is she is a fucking monster and i hope she rots in hell. the fact her family continues to have political power is a fucking disgrace. “Shes not responsible for the sins of her grandfather.” Youre right! She is 1000% responsible for her own racist and fascist actions though!
Ace Ventura, Ass, and Family: Jim Carrey @JimCarrey 21h
 If you're wondering what fascism leads
 'to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his
 mistress Claretta.
 1,860 t7,274
 26.9K
 Alessandra Mussolini @Ale_Mus.... 7h
 You are a bastard
 1,101 t 510
 ) 1,486
 Evan O'Connell @evanoconnell 3h v
 I think you're confusing Jim Carrey with
 your murderous grandfather.
 30
 214
 3,105

 Alessandra Mussolini @Ale_Mu... 5m v
 And now @JimCarrey draw this other
 4
 Alessandra Mussolini @Ale_Mu... 8m
 Hi @JimCarrey now draw this for us
 39

 STAND
 WITH THE
 WGA
 Joe Randazzo
 @Randazzoj
 Follow
 Mussolini's granddaughter is arguing on
 Twitter with the man who made his ass talk in
 Ace Ventura
 8:03 AM-31 Mar 2019
 788 Retweets 5,198 Likes
 47t 788 5.2K
making-moriartea:

iwilleatyourenglish:

pissvortex:

givinginandsigningup:
This is kind of bullshit on Jim’s part. She’s not responsible for her grandfather’s sins.
he didn’t even mention alessandra she went out of her way to defend her dead fascist grandfather

Alessandra Mussolini is an adamant nationalist who has worked to glorify Italy’s past.
she founded Social Alternative, a coalition of alt-right political parties, when the conservative group to which she previously belonged, National Alliance, tried to move away from their fascist past. 
she also produced fraudulent signatures for an election in 2005 and, when she was criticized by transgender Italian MP candidate Vladimir Luxuria for being a fascist, she replied “better a fascist than a f***gt.”
in october of last year, she declared she’d sue anyone who spoke ill of her grandfather. 
as someone who has family that literally fled italy during his rise to power, all i can say is she is a fucking monster and i hope she rots in hell. the fact her family continues to have political power is a fucking disgrace.


“Shes not responsible for the sins of her grandfather.” Youre right! She is 1000% responsible for her own racist and fascist actions though!

making-moriartea: iwilleatyourenglish: pissvortex: givinginandsigningup: This is kind of bullshit on Jim’s part. She’s not responsible fo...

Aladdin, Candy, and Children: Toy Story: Andy's Parents Are Divorcing You never see the Dad They are moving (to a smaller house no less The Mom's wedding ring is off in the shot where she picks up the Burz box -Andy is introverted and emotionally attached to inanimate, masculine figures -They get a puppy (surprisingly common for divorcees) None of the babies in "Rugrats" actually exist, but they are all instead figments of Angelica's imagination, as result of her parent's negligence. Chuckie died with his mother, which explains how much of a nervous wreck his father is. Tommy was a stillborn baby, which explains why his father, Stu, was always in the basement making toys for the son he never had. Finally, the DeVilles had an abortion To compensate for not knowing the sex of the baby, Angelica invented twins in her head, one boy, one girl Willy Wonka knew those children would die in his factory, After Augustus gets sucked up the shoot, they all hop on board the boat through the tunnel of doom. The boat doesn't have two extra vacant seats thoughh Iit was designed with prior knowledge that they would lose two participants before that point. Later they drive a creanm spewing car with only four seats. Did they have another car waiting in the garage in case the others made it? Of course not. Willy Wonka uses children to make candy There's a scene in "Aladdin where Genie calls Aladdin's clothes 0 3rd century. However, as we all know, the Genie was locked inside a lamp for the past 10,000 years, meaning that there is no way he could have known what the 3rd century was like.This means that Aladdin actually takes place in the FUTURE, in at least 10,300 AD. The movie itself is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, one where only some Arabic culture has survived. The things called "magic" are actually just some of the technological marvels left behind by the previous civilization. These include flying carpets and genetically engineered parrots which can comprehend human speech instead of just mimicking it How else could the Genie do impressions of ancient, long-dead celebrities like Groucho Marx, Jack Nicholson, etc? Courage the Cowardly Dog is actually a normal dog and he sees the world through a dog's eyes. All the villains in the show are just normal people, but to a little dog they seem scary. They don't actually live in the middle of Nowhere, but since his owners are too old to take him outside for walks, he only knows what's around his immediate property, and everything beyond that is nothing because he's never seen it. Game begins with curtain opening shadows on Blocks bolted to more shadows on skyline Exit stage right; end of set Platforms hanging La from roof, sticking out through slots in backdrop running via hidden machines behind set Super Mario Bros. 3 never happened It was all just a stage show. A play Mario was never once in any real danger You were merely the audience lolzandtrollz: Oh No, My Poor Childhood Memories
Aladdin, Candy, and Children: Toy Story: Andy's Parents Are Divorcing
 You never see the Dad
 They are moving (to a smaller house no less
 The Mom's wedding ring is off in the shot where she picks up the Burz box
 -Andy is introverted and emotionally attached to inanimate, masculine figures
 -They get a puppy (surprisingly common for divorcees)
 None of the babies in "Rugrats" actually exist, but they are all instead
 figments of Angelica's imagination, as result of her parent's
 negligence. Chuckie died with his mother, which explains how much
 of a nervous wreck his father is. Tommy was a stillborn baby, which
 explains why his father, Stu, was always in the basement making
 toys for the son he never had. Finally, the DeVilles had an abortion
 To compensate for not knowing the sex of the baby, Angelica
 invented twins in her head, one boy, one girl
 Willy Wonka knew those children would die in his factory, After Augustus gets
 sucked up the shoot, they all hop on board the boat through the tunnel of doom.
 The boat doesn't have two extra vacant seats thoughh Iit was designed with prior
 knowledge that they would lose two participants before that point. Later they
 drive a creanm spewing car with only four seats. Did they have another car
 waiting in the garage in case the others made it? Of course not. Willy Wonka
 uses children to make candy
 There's a scene in "Aladdin where Genie calls Aladdin's clothes 0
 3rd century. However, as we all know, the Genie was locked inside a
 lamp for the past 10,000 years, meaning that there is no way he could
 have known what the 3rd century was like.This means that Aladdin
 actually takes place in the FUTURE, in at least 10,300 AD. The movie
 itself is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, one where only some
 Arabic culture has survived. The things called "magic" are actually just
 some of the technological marvels left behind by the previous
 civilization. These include flying carpets and genetically engineered
 parrots which can comprehend human speech instead of just mimicking
 it How else could the Genie do impressions of ancient, long-dead
 celebrities like Groucho Marx, Jack Nicholson, etc?
 Courage the Cowardly Dog is actually a normal dog
 and he sees the world through a dog's eyes. All the
 villains in the show are just normal people, but to a
 little dog they seem scary. They don't actually live in
 the middle of Nowhere, but since his owners are too
 old to take him outside for walks, he only knows
 what's around his immediate property, and everything
 beyond that is nothing because he's never seen it.
 Game begins with
 curtain opening
 shadows on
 Blocks bolted to
 more shadows
 on skyline
 Exit stage right;
 end of set
 Platforms hanging La
 from roof, sticking
 out through slots in
 backdrop running
 via hidden machines
 behind set
 Super Mario Bros. 3 never happened
 It was all just a stage show. A play
 Mario was never once in any real danger
 You were merely the audience
lolzandtrollz:

Oh No, My Poor Childhood Memories

lolzandtrollz: Oh No, My Poor Childhood Memories

Beautiful, God, and Love: You can't parse [X]HTML with regex. Because HTML can't be parsed by regex. Regex is not a tool that can be used to correctly parse HTML. As I have answered in HTML-and-regex questions here so many times before, the use of regex will not allow you to consume HTML. Regular expressions are a tool that is insufficiently sophisticated to understand the constructs employed by HTML. HTML is not a regular language and hence cannot be parsed by regular expressions. Regex queries are not equipped to break down HTML into its meaningful parts. so many times but it is not getting to me. Even enhanced irregular regular expressions as used by Perl are not up to the task of parsing HTML. You will never make me crack. HTML is a language of sufficient complexity that it cannot be parsed by regular expressions. Even Jon Skeet cannot parse HTML using regular expressions Every time you attempt to parse HTML with regular expressions, the unholy child weeps the blood of virgins, and Russian hackers pwn your webapp. Parsing HTML with regex summons tainted souls into the realm of the living. HTML and regex go together like love, marriage, and ritual infanticide The <center> cannot hold it is too late. The force of regex and HTML together in the same conceptual space will destroy your mind like so much watery putty. If you parse HTML with regex you are giving in to Them and their blasphemous ways which doom us all to inhuman toil for the One whose Name cannot be expressed in the Basic Multilingual Plane, he comes. HTML-plus regexp will liquify the neryes of the sentient whilst you observe, your psyche withering in the onslaught of horror. Regex-based HTML parsers are the cancer that is killing StackOverflow it is too late it is too late we cannot be saved the trangession of a child ensures regex will consume all living tissue (except for HTML which it cannot, as previously prophesied) dear lord help us how car anyone survive this scourge using regex to parse HTML has doomed humanity to an eternity of dread torture and security holes using regex as a tool to process HTML establishes a breach between this world and the dread realm of cörrupt entities (like SGML entities, but more corrupt) a mere glimpse of the world of regex parsers for HTML will instantly transport a programmer's consciousness into a world of ceaseless screaming, he comes,the pestilent slithy regex-infection wil I devour your HTML parser, application and existence for all time like Visual Bąsic only worse he comes he comes do not fight he comes, his unholy radiance destroying all enlightenment, HTML tags leakjng frqm your eyes/like liquid pain, the song of regular expressien parsing-will extinguish the voices of mortal man from the sphgre I can see it can you see i it is beautiful the f inal 4421 snuf fing of the lies of Man ALL IS LOST ALL IS LOST the pory he comes he comese comes tge ichor permeates all MY FACE MY F Fish god no NO NOOOO ΝΘ stop the anges . ạre not rea) ZALGo is TOM) THE PONY HEgOMES Unicöde
Beautiful, God, and Love: You can't parse [X]HTML with regex. Because HTML can't be parsed by regex. Regex is not a tool
 that can be used to correctly parse HTML. As I have answered in HTML-and-regex questions here
 so many times before, the use of regex will not allow you to consume HTML. Regular expressions
 are a tool that is insufficiently sophisticated to understand the constructs employed by HTML. HTML
 is not a regular language and hence cannot be parsed by regular expressions. Regex queries are
 not equipped to break down HTML into its meaningful parts. so many times but it is not getting to
 me. Even enhanced irregular regular expressions as used by Perl are not up to the task of parsing
 HTML. You will never make me crack. HTML is a language of sufficient complexity that it cannot be
 parsed by regular expressions. Even Jon Skeet cannot parse HTML using regular expressions
 Every time you attempt to parse HTML with regular expressions, the unholy child weeps the blood of
 virgins, and Russian hackers pwn your webapp. Parsing HTML with regex summons tainted souls
 into the realm of the living. HTML and regex go together like love, marriage, and ritual infanticide
 The <center> cannot hold it is too late. The force of regex and HTML together in the same
 conceptual space will destroy your mind like so much watery putty. If you parse HTML with regex
 you are giving in to Them and their blasphemous ways which doom us all to inhuman toil for the
 One whose Name cannot be expressed in the Basic Multilingual Plane, he comes. HTML-plus
 regexp will liquify the neryes of the sentient whilst you observe, your psyche withering in the
 onslaught of horror. Regex-based HTML parsers are the cancer that is killing StackOverflow it is too
 late it is too late we cannot be saved the trangession of a child ensures regex will consume all living
 tissue (except for HTML which it cannot, as previously prophesied) dear lord help us how car
 anyone survive this scourge using regex to parse HTML has doomed humanity to an eternity of
 dread torture and security holes using regex as a tool to process HTML establishes a breach
 between this world and the dread realm of cörrupt entities (like SGML entities, but more corrupt) a
 mere glimpse of the world of regex parsers for HTML will instantly transport a programmer's
 consciousness into a world of ceaseless screaming, he comes,the pestilent slithy regex-infection wil
 I devour your HTML parser, application and existence for all time like Visual Bąsic only worse he
 comes he comes do not fight he comes, his unholy radiance destroying all enlightenment, HTML
 tags leakjng frqm your eyes/like liquid pain, the song of regular expressien parsing-will extinguish
 the voices of mortal man from the sphgre I can see it can you see i it is beautiful the f inal
 4421
 snuf fing of the lies of Man ALL IS LOST ALL IS LOST the pory he comes he comese comes
 tge ichor permeates all MY FACE MY F Fish god no NO NOOOO ΝΘ stop the anges . ạre not
 rea) ZALGo is TOM) THE PONY HEgOMES
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America, Apparently, and Friends: ) Texas Civil Rights Project . Follow TXCivilRights ALERT: We have received multiple reports from voters who voted straight- ticket, then saw on a later screen that their votes were changed to that of the opposite party. You must check your ballot before casting to ensure it's correct, and you can ask a poll worker for help. 1:23 PM-25 Oct 2018 8,545 Retweets 9,022 Likes 0 0 LeAhhhhhh!McElrath @leahmcelrath 6h Dear @TXCivilRights- was one of these people. I have not previously discussed it with anyone because I didn't want to sound an alarm until I knew whether or not this was a pattern. I will detail what l experienced, along with a photo, in this short thread #TXSen Texas Civil Rights Project@TXCivilRights ALERT: We have received multiple reports from voters who voted straight-ticket, then saw on a later screen that their votes were changed to that of the opposite party. You must check your ballot before casting to ensure it's correct, and you can ask a poll worker for help Show this thread LeAhhhhhh!McElrath @leahmcelrath Follow I chose the "straight ticket" option for the Democratic Party on the first screen. Once I toggled through the 16+ page ballot and reached the final screen to review my choices, I saw that my vote for @BetoORourke had been changed to a vote for Ted Cruz. Photo below 2/x #TXSen Ballot Summary Page To change a vote, highlight the contest to change and press ENTER. Contest Selected ocratic Party Straight Party United States Senator United States Representative, District 7 Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Ted Lupe Valdez Mike Collier Justin Nelson Glenn Hegar 6 r of Public Accounts 9:26 PM-25 Oct 2018 2,976 Retweets 2,572 Likes C 00% Election Advisory No. 2018-35 nd Voter nformation To: County Clerks/Elections Administrators TETEXAS.GOV From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections ter Information Date: October 23, 2018 out the Elections vision RE: Voting on Hart eSlate Machines nducting Your Elections ndidate Information We have heard from a number of people voting on Hart eSlate machines that when they voted straight ticket, it appeared to them that the machine had changed one or more of their selections to a candidate from a different party This can be caused by the voter taking keyboard actions before a page has fully appeared on the eSlate, thereby de-selecting the pre-filled selection of that party's candidate ection Officials and ficeholders ection Results lp America Vote Act AVA) Funding to unties ection Funds hrefnatheravenqueen: Hey there US friends! If you’re voting using these machines (Hart eSlate) or similar ones right now or in the near future, make sure that the machine has NOT changed your ballot before casting it, ‘k? It’s apparently an already known problem, and has been for years, but has never been fixed. Additional Source: https://abc13.com/politics/straight-party-voters-reporting-their-votes-were-changed/4556377/
America, Apparently, and Friends: ) Texas Civil Rights Project .
 Follow
 TXCivilRights
 ALERT: We have received multiple
 reports from voters who voted straight-
 ticket, then saw on a later screen that
 their votes were changed to that of the
 opposite party. You must check your
 ballot before casting to ensure it's
 correct, and you can ask a poll worker
 for help.
 1:23 PM-25 Oct 2018
 8,545 Retweets 9,022 Likes
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 LeAhhhhhh!McElrath @leahmcelrath 6h
 Dear @TXCivilRights-
 was one of these people.
 I have not previously discussed it with anyone because I didn't want to sound an
 alarm until I knew whether or not this was a pattern.
 I will detail what l experienced, along with a photo, in this short thread
 #TXSen
 Texas Civil Rights Project@TXCivilRights
 ALERT: We have received multiple reports from voters who voted
 straight-ticket, then saw on a later screen that their votes were changed to
 that of the opposite party. You must check your ballot before casting to
 ensure it's correct, and you can ask a poll worker for help
 Show this thread

 LeAhhhhhh!McElrath
 @leahmcelrath
 Follow
 I chose the "straight ticket" option for
 the Democratic Party on the first screen.
 Once I toggled through the 16+ page
 ballot and reached the final screen to
 review my choices, I saw that my vote for
 @BetoORourke had been changed to a
 vote for Ted Cruz.
 Photo below
 2/x
 #TXSen
 Ballot Summary Page
 To change a vote, highlight the
 contest to change and press ENTER.
 Contest
 Selected
 ocratic Party
 Straight Party
 United States Senator
 United States Representative, District 7
 Governor
 Lieutenant Governor
 Attorney General
 Ted
 Lupe Valdez
 Mike Collier
 Justin Nelson
 Glenn Hegar
 6
 r of Public Accounts
 9:26 PM-25 Oct 2018
 2,976 Retweets 2,572 Likes
 C 00%

 Election Advisory No. 2018-35
 nd Voter
 nformation
 To:
 County Clerks/Elections Administrators
 TETEXAS.GOV
 From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections
 ter Information
 Date: October 23, 2018
 out the Elections
 vision
 RE: Voting on Hart eSlate Machines
 nducting Your Elections
 ndidate Information
 We have heard from a number of people voting on Hart eSlate machines that
 when they voted straight ticket, it appeared to them that the machine had
 changed one or more of their selections to a candidate from a different party
 This can be caused by the voter taking keyboard actions before a page has
 fully appeared on the eSlate, thereby de-selecting the pre-filled selection of that
 party's candidate
 ection Officials and
 ficeholders
 ection Results
 lp America Vote Act
 AVA) Funding to
 unties
 ection Funds
hrefnatheravenqueen:

Hey there US friends! If you’re voting using these machines (Hart eSlate) or similar ones right now or in the near future, make sure that the machine has NOT changed your ballot before casting it, ‘k? It’s apparently an already known problem, and has been for years, but has never been fixed.
Additional Source: https://abc13.com/politics/straight-party-voters-reporting-their-votes-were-changed/4556377/

hrefnatheravenqueen: Hey there US friends! If you’re voting using these machines (Hart eSlate) or similar ones right now or in the near fut...

Alive, Animals, and Apparently: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy I have had this on my mind for days, someone please help: I mean, how do we see a pug and then a husky and understand that both are dogs? I'm pretty sure I've never seen a picture of a breed of dog I hadn't seen before and wondered what animal it Do you want the Big Answer or the Small Answers cos I have a feeling this is about to get intense Oooh okay are YOU gonna answer this, hang on I need to get some snacks and make sure the phone is off The short answer is "because they're statistically unlikely to be anything else The long question is "given the extreme diversity of morphology in dogs, with many subsets of dogs' bearing no visual resemblance to each other, how am 1 able to intuit that they belong to the 'dog set just by The reason that this is a Good Big Question is because we are broadly used to categorising Things as related based on resemblances. Then everyoneI have Fun Facts like "elephants are ACTUALLY closely related to rock hyraxes!! Even though they look nothing alike!!" e realized abou t genes and evolution and so on, and so now we These Fun Facts are appealing because they're not intuitive. So why is dog-sorting intuitive? Well, because if you eliminate all the other possibilities, most dogs are dogs. To process Things- whether animals, words, situations or experiences our brains categorise the most important things about them, and then compare these to our memory banks. If we've experienced the same thing before- whether first-hand or through a story then we know what's happening, and we proceed accordingly If the New Thing is completely New, then t question marks, shunts into a different track, counts up all the Similar Traits, and assigns it a provisional category based on its similarity to other Things. 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Human brains associate dogs with universal categories, such efour legs Mcat Eater e Soft friend An BORK BORK Anything we have previously experienced and learned as A Dog gets added to the memory bank. Sometimes it brings new categories along with it. So a lifetime's experience results in excellent dog-intuition And anything we experience with, say, a 90% match is officially a Dog. Brains are super good at eliminating things, too. So while the concept of physical doggo-ness is pretty nebulous, and has to include greyhounds and Pekingese and mastiffs, we know that even if an animal LOOKS like a bear, if the other categories don't match up in context (bears are not usually soft friends, they don't Bork Bork, they don't have long tails to wag) then it is statistically more likely to be a Doggo. If it occupies a dog-shaped space then it is usually a dog. So if you see someone dragging a fluffy whatnot along on a string, you will go, Mop? (Unlikely-seems to be self propelled.) ° Alien? (Unlikely-no real alien ever experienced.) Threat? (Vastly unlikely in context.) Rabbit? (No. Rabbits hop, and this appears to scurry.) (Brains are very keen on categorising movement patterns. This is why lurching zombies and bad CGl are so uncomfortable to experience, brains just go INCORRECT!! That is WRONG!" Without consciously knowing why. Anyway, very few animals move like domestic dogs!) Very fluffy cat? (Maybe-but not quite. Shares many characteristics, though!) Eldritch horror? (No, it is obviously a soft friend of unknown type) Robotic toy? (Unlikely too complex and convincing.) animal detected!!! Thi s is a good animal!! This is pleasing!! It may be appropriate to laugh at this animal, because we have just realized that it is probably a DOG!! Soft friend, alive, walks on leash. It had a low doggo-ness quotient! and a confusing Snout, but it is NOT those other Known Things, and it occupies a dog-shaped space! Hahahaha!!! It is extra funny and appealing, because it made us guess!! We love playing that game * PING! NEW CATEGORIES ADDED TO "Doggo set mopness, floof. Snout. And that's why most dogs are dogs. You're so good at identifying dog shaped spaces that they can't be anything else! The science of identifying Good Boys
Alive, Animals, and Apparently: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy:
 flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy
 I have had this on my mind for days, someone please help:
 I mean, how do we see a pug and then a husky and understand
 that both are dogs? I'm pretty sure I've never seen a picture of a
 breed of dog I hadn't seen before and wondered what animal it
 Do you want the Big Answer or the Small Answers cos I have a
 feeling this is about to get intense
 Oooh okay are YOU gonna answer this, hang on I need to get some
 snacks and make sure the phone is off
 The short answer is "because they're statistically unlikely to be anything
 else
 The long question is "given the extreme diversity of morphology in
 dogs, with many subsets of dogs' bearing no visual resemblance to each
 other, how am 1 able to intuit that they belong to the 'dog set just by
 The reason that this is a Good Big Question is because we are broadly
 used to categorising Things as related based on resemblances. Then
 everyoneI
 have Fun Facts like "elephants are ACTUALLY closely related to rock
 hyraxes!! Even though they look nothing alike!!"
 e realized abou
 t genes and evolution and so on, and so now we
 These Fun Facts are appealing because they're not intuitive.
 So why is dog-sorting intuitive?
 Well, because if you eliminate all the other possibilities, most dogs are
 dogs.
 To process Things- whether animals, words, situations or experiences
 our brains categorise the most important things about them, and then
 compare these to our memory banks. If we've experienced the same
 thing before- whether first-hand or through a story then we know
 what's happening, and we proceed accordingly
 If the New Thing is completely New, then t
 question marks, shunts into a different track, counts up all the Similar
 Traits, and assigns it a provisional category based on its similarity to
 other Things. We then experience the Thing, exploring it further, and
 he brain pings up a
 Our brain t
 categorises the New
 based on the knowledge and traits. That is how humans experience the
 universe. We do our best, and we generally do it well.
 This is the basis of stereotyping. It
 behaviours (racism), some of our most challenging problems (trauma),
 helps us survive (stories) and sharing the ability with things that dont
 have it leads to some of our most whimsical creations (artificial
 In fact, one reason that humans are so wonderfully successful is that we
 can effectively gain knowledge from experiences without having
 experienced them personally! You dont have to eat all the berries to
 find the poisonous ones. You can just remember stories and
 descriptions of berries, and compare those to the ones you've just
 discovered. You can benefit from memorics that aren't your
 own!
 On the other hand, if you had a terribly traumatic experience involving
 say, an eagle, then your brain will try to protect you in every way
 possible from a similar experience. If you collect too many traumatic
 experiences with eagles, then your brain will not enjoy eagle-shapecd
 New Things. In fact, if New Things match up to too many cagle-like
 noise!!
 。The hot Glare of the Yellow Eye
 CLAWS VERY BAD VERY BAD
 Then the brain may shunt the train of thought back into trauma, and
 the person will actually experience the New Thing as trauma. Even if
 the New Thing was something apparently unrelated, like being
 generally pointy, or having a hot glare. (This is an overly simplistic
 explanation of how triggers work, but it's the one most accessible to
 people.)
 So the answer rests in how we categorise dogs, and what "dog" means to
 humans. Human brains associate dogs with universal categories, such
 efour legs
 Mcat Eater
 e Soft friend
 An
 BORK BORK
 Anything we have previously experienced and learned as A Dog gets
 added to the memory bank. Sometimes it brings new categories along
 with it. So a lifetime's experience results in excellent dog-intuition
 And anything we experience with, say, a 90% match is officially a Dog.
 Brains are super good at eliminating things, too. So while the concept
 of physical doggo-ness is pretty nebulous, and has to include
 greyhounds and Pekingese and mastiffs, we know that even if an animal
 LOOKS like a bear, if the other categories don't match up in context
 (bears are not usually soft friends, they don't Bork Bork, they don't have
 long tails to wag) then it is statistically more likely to be a Doggo. If it
 occupies a dog-shaped space then it is usually a dog.
 So if you see someone dragging a fluffy whatnot along on a string, you
 will go,
 Mop? (Unlikely-seems to be self propelled.)
 ° Alien? (Unlikely-no real alien ever experienced.)
 Threat? (Vastly unlikely in context.)
 Rabbit? (No. Rabbits hop, and this appears to scurry.) (Brains are very
 keen on categorising movement patterns. This is why lurching zombies
 and bad CGl are so uncomfortable to experience, brains just go
 INCORRECT!! That is WRONG!" Without consciously knowing why.
 Anyway, very few animals move like domestic dogs!)
 Very fluffy cat? (Maybe-but not quite. Shares many characteristics,
 though!)
 Eldritch horror? (No, it is obviously a soft friend of unknown type)
 Robotic toy? (Unlikely too complex and convincing.)
 animal detected!!! Thi
 s is a good animal!! This is
 pleasing!! It may be appropriate to laugh at this animal, because we have
 just realized that it is probably a
 DOG!! Soft friend, alive, walks on leash. It had a low doggo-ness
 quotient! and a confusing Snout, but it is NOT those other Known
 Things, and it occupies a dog-shaped space!
 Hahahaha!!! It is extra funny and appealing, because it made us
 guess!! We love playing that game
 * PING! NEW CATEGORIES ADDED TO "Doggo set mopness, floof.
 Snout.
 And that's why most dogs are dogs. You're so good at identifying dog
 shaped spaces that they can't be anything else!
The science of identifying Good Boys

The science of identifying Good Boys

Being Alone, Animals, and Confidence: ugly fuckthekxng gokishi man you know what I want? a superhero series where they have powers that 1 00% contradict their personalities. a fishermans daughter who lives by the sea, swims every day, learns that she can control fire. a boy who's mortified of heights but realizes he can use antigravity and hates it. someone who was bitten by a dog as a child, suffers extreme fear around animals, can now communicate with them. they're all disgusted by their powers. uss-assbutt yes good but what about the character development as they learn to cope with their powers and overcome their fears the pyrokinetic swimmer wading out into the ocean armed with waterproof matches to practice so nothing goes wrong, building her confidence with the sea as her safety net, being so proud when she figures out how to heat the air just enough that she dries off instantly after swimming the boy slowly overcoming his fear of heights, realizing that he can catch himself if he ever falls, standing swaying on top of playground sets and closing his eyes as he tries to safely hover down (and not fall on his face again) the girl's terror lessening as the previously terrifying cacophony of the dogs at the park turns into a chorus of "ball! ball! throw me the ball!" "it's me! I'm the good boy!" and "squir- re!!" and learning to communicate back, have them listen to her, learning how to calm down a dog who's overexcited to the point of biting, discovering that the scary dog down the street is just home alone a lot and lonely, staring her fear in the face and learning its secrets because being disgusted with their powers is interesting, but I want to see people learning to love even the scary and contradictory parts of themselves Source: gokishi 488,193 notes id love a plot like that
Being Alone, Animals, and Confidence: ugly
 fuckthekxng
 gokishi
 man you know what I want? a superhero
 series where they have powers that 1 00%
 contradict their personalities. a fishermans
 daughter who lives by the sea, swims every
 day, learns that she can control fire. a boy
 who's mortified of heights but realizes he
 can use antigravity and hates it. someone
 who was bitten by a dog as a child, suffers
 extreme fear around animals, can now
 communicate with them. they're all disgusted
 by their powers.
 uss-assbutt
 yes good but what about the character
 development as they learn to cope with their
 powers and overcome their fears
 the pyrokinetic swimmer wading out into the
 ocean armed with waterproof matches to
 practice so nothing goes wrong, building her
 confidence with the sea as her safety net,
 being so proud when she figures out how to
 heat the air just enough that she dries off
 instantly after swimming
 the boy slowly overcoming his fear of heights,
 realizing that he can catch himself if he ever
 falls, standing swaying on top of playground
 sets and closing his eyes as he tries to safely
 hover down (and not fall on his face again)
 the girl's terror lessening as the previously
 terrifying cacophony of the dogs at the park
 turns into a chorus of "ball! ball! throw me the
 ball!" "it's me! I'm the good boy!" and "squir-
 re!!" and learning to communicate back, have
 them listen to her, learning how to calm down
 a dog who's overexcited to the point of biting,
 discovering that the scary dog down the street
 is just home alone a lot and lonely, staring her
 fear in the face and learning its secrets
 because being disgusted with their powers is
 interesting, but I want to see people learning
 to love even the scary and contradictory parts
 of themselves
 Source: gokishi
 488,193 notes
id love a plot like that

id love a plot like that

Life, Omg, and Target: l don't know what you guys are complaining about... If you want to make it through, JUST BE YOURSELF! CHARLIEBINK.TUMBLR.COM fuerzabella: dookiediamonds: palestinianliberator: setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain: sonic-hip-attack: canikon-bokeh: Exactly.  Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty. Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall. Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality —  comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry. “Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries. “I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks. “Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands. The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion.  “You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.” “YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.”  “It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.” “I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!” “Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?” “I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.” “You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.” “I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.” “Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work. It’s kind of sad That we have to draw comics using colorful shapes To explain systematic inequality to people Reblogging again because yes good Systematic Inequality : 101 After heterosexual pride day trending this would be a good way of presenting it to people who don’t get it
Life, Omg, and Target: l don't know
 what you guys
 are complaining
 about...

 If you want to
 make it through,
 JUST BE
 YOURSELF!
 CHARLIEBINK.TUMBLR.COM
fuerzabella:
dookiediamonds:

palestinianliberator:

setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain:

sonic-hip-attack:

canikon-bokeh:

Exactly. 

Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty.
Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall.
Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality —  comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry.
“Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries.
“I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks.
“Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands.
The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion. 
“You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.”
“YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.” 
“It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.”
“I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!”
“Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?”
“I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.”
“You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.”
“I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.”
“Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work.

It’s kind of sad
That we have to draw comics using colorful shapes
To explain systematic inequality to people

Reblogging again because yes good

Systematic Inequality : 101


After heterosexual pride day trending this would be a good way of presenting it to people who don’t get it

fuerzabella: dookiediamonds: palestinianliberator: setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain: sonic-hip-attack: canikon-bokeh: Exactly.  Imagine a...

Bad, Children, and Comfortable: SWeet Cakes We lost everything' Christian bakers fined $135K for refusing to make lesbian couple's wedding cake chaotic-tides: xaldien: startlememe-trash: karadin: trueheart46: plaidandredlipstick: hussyknee: I love how they left out the part about them giving out the lesbian couple’s personal information to send them death threats, running them out of their home, and encouraging other fundies to petition to have their children taken away. **examines fingernails** Also the fact that they raised half million dollars from other raging homophobes to fund this bigotry. I hope the dickholes lose the shirts off their backs and have to live out of a van. But that’s too much to hope for. I just wanna add that the lesbian couple were getting married because their mutual friend had just died of cancer and they were adopting her two daughters… and that the death threats were so bad that they had to quit their jobs and move. it’s never just about a cake. it’s about the precedent you set when you allow ppl to discriminate. it’s about all the disgusting bigots that crawl out of the woodwork when they feel like they have the right to hate. Yeah I mean if they don’t feel comfortable making the cake due to their beliefs then a polite decline is fine. It’s when, as previous stated, people try to discriminate especially so aggressively that things start to escalate. No, trueheart, a polite decline is NOT FINE. Let me explain why, when you operate a business, you are licensed  in your state, county and city. To get a license you agree that you will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality. When you decline service for these reasons (not for example, that the customer was rude, or bounced a check) you are breaking the law and you will be fined. The way to avoid this is to a) operate your business without a license or b) move to where the group you want to discriminate against is not protected by law. I would agree but, freedom of religion is a thing, if the bakery was solely owned by them, they would have the right to decline. If it was a mass produced workplace like McDonald’s it would be a different story. You should not force someone to do something against their religion, which is why this discussion is hard to decide for many people. Oh, fuck you. They’re a business and have to follow business laws. The courts found that freedom of religion does not apply to a law that specifically says denial of service based on sexual orientation is illegal. Point blank. If you don’t know how business laws work, don’t open a business.
Bad, Children, and Comfortable: SWeet Cakes
 We lost everything'
 Christian bakers
 fined $135K for
 refusing to make
 lesbian couple's
 wedding cake
chaotic-tides:

xaldien:

startlememe-trash:

karadin:

trueheart46:
plaidandredlipstick:

hussyknee:

I love how they left out the part about them giving out the lesbian couple’s personal information to send them death threats, running them out of their home, and encouraging other fundies to petition to have their children taken away. **examines fingernails**
Also the fact that they raised half million dollars from other raging homophobes to fund this bigotry. I hope the dickholes lose the shirts off their backs and have to live out of a van. But that’s too much to hope for. 

I just wanna add that the lesbian couple were getting married because their mutual friend had just died of cancer and they were adopting her two daughters… and that the death threats were so bad that they had to quit their jobs and move. 

it’s never just about a cake. it’s about the precedent you set when you allow ppl to discriminate. it’s about all the disgusting bigots that crawl out of the woodwork when they feel like they have the right to hate. 


Yeah I mean if they don’t feel comfortable making the cake due to their beliefs then a polite decline is fine. It’s when, as previous stated, people try to discriminate especially so aggressively that things start to escalate.

No, trueheart, a polite decline is NOT FINE. Let me explain why, when you operate a business, you are licensed  in your state, county and city. To get a license you agree that you will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality. When you decline service for these reasons (not for example, that the customer was rude, or bounced a check) you are breaking the law and you will be fined. The way to avoid this is to a) operate your business without a license or b) move to where the group you want to discriminate against is not protected by law.

I would agree but, freedom of religion is a thing, if the bakery was solely owned by them, they would have the right to decline. If it was a mass produced workplace like McDonald’s it would be a different story. You should not force someone to do something against their religion, which is why this discussion is hard to decide for many people. 

Oh, fuck you. They’re a business and have to follow business laws. The courts found that freedom of religion does not apply to a law that specifically says denial of service based on sexual orientation is illegal. Point blank. If you don’t know how business laws work, don’t open a business.

chaotic-tides: xaldien: startlememe-trash: karadin: trueheart46: plaidandredlipstick: hussyknee: I love how they left out the part abo...

Apparently, Church, and Community: akira @akiratoska 3h 1) 1 am angry that no one outside of Toronto's LGBT+ community is talking about what's happening right now 2) I am angry that the Village, my one safe place, is no longer safe 3) I am angry that queer people are being targeted 4) 1 am afraid for the safety of my drag family 93 t5 11 akira @akiratoska Here is all of the information could find about what is going on in Toronto's Gay Village right now. I will update this thread if I learn anything new, and I will post links to relevant articles below ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION Tess Richey y related) A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th. She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out r na ban and woman previously Rhy ws a seenbrof days, at least three people (2 women and approached them claiming to be an Uber dri oetederessive, wanting them to get into his car. It's ongoe lat llage area or in the lsabella/Sherbourne area friend at 4 am on Saturday, at which point her friend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey ordered an Uber but never got in. On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village aleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was last seen. On Thursday morning, the poice said in a statement that the death was "ndt suspicious:however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Rochey's death was neck compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is currenty being investigated as such An excerpt from a CTV artdle: "Police have descnibed the "unknown male" last seen with Richey as white and approximately 57 to 6 tal, with a slim build and short, RED/WORD OF MOUTH Other confirmed missing people w other young women/trans peoplelnb peopl a in the past few days, a couple of whom we een any official statements about this; l've o t want to cause more fear than necessary bu Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the Universty Gerrard area on Tuesday, November 28th at 4 pm Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area Many were men of colour. There has been speculation with in the community of a serial kiler but there's no real information about that. Oficials say that there is a great deal of information which cannot be released in relation to this investigasion The latest news article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017 ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION Tess Richey A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th. She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out outside of the woman's house on Dundonald street for some time. It is not known whether or not they knew the man and woman previously. Richey was last seen by her friend at 4 a.m. on Saturday, at which point her riend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey ordered an Uber but never got in On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village (Church/Wellesley area) in an alleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was last seen. On Thursday morning, the police said in a statement that the death was "not suspicious, however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Richey's death was neck compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is cutly being investigated as such. An excerpt from a CTV article: "Police have described the "unknown male" last seen with Richey as white and approximately 5'7" to 6' tall, with a slim build and short, light-coloured hair." Other confirmed missing people Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the University/Gerrard area on Tuesday, November 28th at 4 p.m. Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area. Many were men of colour. There has been speculation within the community of a serial killer but there's no real information about that. Officials say that "there is a great deal of information which cannot be released in relation to this investigation". The latest news article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017 Man posing as Uber driver (possibly related) In the past couple of days, at least three people (2 women and 1 man) have said that a man in a black car approached them claiming to be an Uber driver and was "unusually persistent" and aggressive, wanting them to get into his car. It's unclear whether this happened in the Village area or in the Isabella/Sherbourne area. UNCONFIRMEDIRUMOUREDWORD OF MOUTH l've heard that a few other young women/trans people/nb people have also gone missing from the Village area in the past few days, a couple of whom were potentially sex workers. I haven't seen any official statements about this; I've only heard through word of mouth and I don't want to cause more fear than necessary but I figured it's worth mentioning akira akiratoska 2h Replying to @akiratoska Articles about the death of Tess Richey cbc.ca/news/canada/to... ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto.. 6 akira @akiratoska 2h News releases about the two other missing women torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3 torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3. 4 akira akiratoska 2h Latest article about gay men having gone missing from the Village torontoist.com/2017/08/growin... 34 4 missfame: https://twitter.com/akiratoska/status/937858659371094016 ‼️ PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS ‼️ STAY INFORMED EVERYONE AND STAY SAFE ‼️
Apparently, Church, and Community: akira @akiratoska 3h
 1) 1 am angry that no one outside of
 Toronto's LGBT+ community is talking
 about what's happening right now
 2) I am angry that the Village, my one
 safe place, is no longer safe
 3) I am angry that queer people are
 being targeted
 4) 1 am afraid for the safety of my drag
 family
 93 t5 11

 akira
 @akiratoska
 Here is all of the information could
 find about what is going on in
 Toronto's Gay Village right now. I will
 update this thread if I learn anything
 new, and I will post links to relevant
 articles below
 ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION
 Tess Richey
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 A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th.
 She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left
 the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out
 r na ban and woman previously Rhy ws a seenbrof days, at least three people (2 women and
 approached them claiming to be an Uber dri
 oetederessive, wanting them to get into his car. It's
 ongoe lat llage area or in the lsabella/Sherbourne area
 friend at 4 am on Saturday, at which point her friend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey
 ordered an Uber but never got in.
 On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village
 aleyway, apparently metres
 away from the place she was
 last seen. On Thursday morning, the poice said in a statement that the death was "ndt
 suspicious:however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Rochey's death was neck
 compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is currenty being
 investigated as such
 An excerpt from a CTV artdle: "Police have descnibed the "unknown male" last seen with
 Richey as white and approximately 57 to 6 tal, with a slim build and short,
 RED/WORD OF MOUTH
 Other confirmed missing people
 w other young women/trans peoplelnb peopl
 a in the past few days, a couple of whom we
 een any official statements about this; l've o
 t want to cause more fear than necessary bu
 Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan
 Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at
 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the Universty Gerrard area on
 Tuesday, November 28th at 4 pm
 Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village
 In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area
 Many were men of colour. There has been speculation with in the community of a serial
 kiler but there's no real information about that. Oficials say that there is a great deal of
 information which cannot be released in relation to this investigasion The latest news
 article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017

 ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION
 Tess Richey
 A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th.
 She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left
 the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out
 outside of the woman's house on Dundonald street for some time. It is not known
 whether or not they knew the man and woman previously. Richey was last seen by her
 friend at 4 a.m. on Saturday, at which point her riend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey
 ordered an Uber but never got in
 On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village
 (Church/Wellesley area) in an alleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was
 last seen. On Thursday morning, the police said in a statement that the death was "not
 suspicious, however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Richey's death was neck
 compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is cutly being
 investigated as such.
 An excerpt from a CTV article: "Police have described the "unknown male" last seen with
 Richey as white and approximately 5'7" to 6' tall, with a slim build and short,
 light-coloured hair."
 Other confirmed missing people
 Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan
 Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at
 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the University/Gerrard area on
 Tuesday, November 28th at 4 p.m.
 Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village
 In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area.
 Many were men of colour. There has been speculation within the community of a serial
 killer but there's no real information about that. Officials say that "there is a great deal of
 information which cannot be released in relation to this investigation". The latest news
 article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017

 Man posing as Uber driver (possibly related)
 In the past couple of days, at least three people (2 women and 1 man) have said that a
 man in a black car approached them claiming to be an Uber driver and was "unusually
 persistent" and aggressive, wanting them to get into his car. It's unclear whether this
 happened in the Village area or in the Isabella/Sherbourne area.
 UNCONFIRMEDIRUMOUREDWORD OF MOUTH
 l've heard that a few other young women/trans people/nb people have also gone missing
 from the Village area in the past few days, a couple of whom were potentially sex
 workers. I haven't seen any official statements about this; I've only heard through word
 of mouth and I don't want to cause more fear than necessary but I figured it's worth
 mentioning

 akira akiratoska 2h
 Replying to @akiratoska
 Articles about the death of Tess Richey
 cbc.ca/news/canada/to...
 ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto..
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 akira @akiratoska 2h
 News releases about the two other
 missing women
 torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3
 torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3.
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 akira akiratoska 2h
 Latest article about gay men having
 gone missing from the Village
 torontoist.com/2017/08/growin...
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America, Apparently, and Donald Trump: TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017, 4:30 PM Dollar General: The Store for Rural America's "Permanent Recession" BY PETER FUNT Share У Tweet Reddit Ju StumbleUpon @ Email Print OLLAR GENERAL DOLLAR GENERAL The Dollar General Corporation, an American chain of variety stores, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn. (Image: bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue. Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business. I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale. Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home. Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not. The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year. As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.” In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers. The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back. Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference. Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits. (Continue Reading) When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead. I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us. Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree. At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods. At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree. It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice.
America, Apparently, and Donald Trump: TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017, 4:30 PM
 Dollar General: The Store for Rural
 America's "Permanent Recession"
 BY PETER FUNT
 Share У Tweet Reddit Ju StumbleUpon
 @ Email
 Print
 OLLAR
 GENERAL
 DOLLAR
 GENERAL
 The Dollar General Corporation, an American chain of variety stores, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
 (Image:
bogleech:

berniesrevolution:

IN THESE TIMES
There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue.
Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business.
I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale.
Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home.
Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not.
The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year.
As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.”
In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers.
The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back.
Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference.
Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits.
(Continue Reading)
When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead.

I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us.
Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree.
At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods.
At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree.
It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice.

bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never ...