A monster tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs and killed at least 51 people Monday, pulverizing block after block of homes, tearing the walls off an elementary school and leaving behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood.
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Amazon is at the centre of a deepening scandal in Germany as the online shopping giant faced claims that it employed security guards with neo-Nazi connections to intimidate its foreign workers.
Germany’s ARD television channel made the allegations in a documentary about Amazon’s treatment of more than 5,000 temporary staff from across Europe to work at its German packing and distribution centres.
The film showed omnipresent guards from a company named HESS Security wearing black uniforms, boots and with military haircuts. They were employed to keep order at hostels and budget hotels where foreign workers stayed. “Many of the workers are afraid,” the programme-makers said.
The documentary provided photographic evidence showing that guards regularly searched the bedrooms and kitchens of foreign staff. “They tell us they are the police here,” a Spanish woman complained. Workers were allegedly frisked to check they had not walked away with breakfast rolls.
Another worker called Maria said she was thrown out of the cramped chalet she shared with five others because she had dried her wet clothes on a wall heater. She said she was confronted by a muscular, tattooed security man and told to leave. The guards then shone car headlights at her in her chalet while she packed in an apparent attempt to intimidate her.
Several guards were shown wearing Thor Steinar clothing – a Berlin-based designer brand synonymous with the far-right in Germany. The Bundesliga football association and the federal parliament have both banned the label because of its neo-Nazi associations. Ironically, Amazon stopped selling the clothing for the same reasons in 2009.
‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn
this is genuinely the first photo i’ve seen of her looking older
I didn’t know Audrey Hepburn grew old into a bomb-ass old lady until like, last year. I thought she died young cuz that’s the only pictures I’ve ever seen.
“my concern was a lot of the radical ideas they were teaching in these classes, telling kids that this is their land and the whites took it over”
okay but this is what actually happened buddy….
his manifest destiny is on 11….. thousand
The 16-year-old high school student who was arrested after causing a small explosion on school grounds will not be charged with a crime.GOOD.
Yay. I hope she’s not traumatized from her arrest and I hope her life goes well.
Oh, great news.
I knew y’all would have a gif set of this by morning.
Hi everyone! Maybe you’ve seen this floating around tumblr via the American Apparel blog. They took an image from my nail art blog and are using it as an ad for their nail lacquer line. I’ve been attempting to communicate with them privately, but have gotten little response other than a form e-mail telling me they’re looking into it and they’ll get back to me. Right.
It’s okay - I have no problem pursuing other avenues of contact.
If the concept of a large corporation taking an artist’s image for their own gain without the artist’s permission doesn’t bother you, maybe the fact that none of these nail polishes were from AA will. I used 12 different colors from Wet N Wild, Revlon, Confetti, CQ, Sinful Colors, Spoiled, and Maybelline. I have never used/owned AA polishes.
It’s like AA made me a sandwich where the bread is made out of false advertising and the lunchmeat is made out of copyright infringement. It tastes bad.
Special thanks to my friends and to the wonderful folks over at Reddit Laqueristas for all the support!
lol OP should contact wet n wild and revlon etc. and have them handle the legal shit s2g them’s fighting words
reason number 10 billion why American Apparel sucks and needs to just fucking stop it forever
American Apparel can just fuck right off a cliff.
The Japanese sword is a good weapon. What it’s not is some weird combination of Excalibur and lightsabre.
The European longsword is a good weapon. What it’s not is some weird combination of iron club and barbell.
It would be easy to adopt the approach displayed by some, er, uncritically enthusiastic katana-fans, which is to hit capslock, shout, swear and diss every other sword and the people who used them. Like so:
“Here’s the thing fuckwads. Katanas were used by MASTERS OF BATTLE called SAMURAI who knew precisely WHERE to hit, WHEN to hit, HOW MUCH FORCE THEY’D NEED, ETC. Samurai (at least when they started out, they got pretty corrupted and sloppy toward the end) were ONE WITH THEIR BLADE. The katana was known as the Samurai’s soul.
The FUCKING LONGSWORD on the other hand, was handed out to basically any fucking FARM BOY who happened to enlist/get recruited into the fucking army. That’s the equivalent of YOU picking up a fucking SWORD and getting thrown into battle. So yeah, they’re going to fucking need to be durable because no idiot who picks up a sword is going to know where to swing it so it doesn’t shatter into a million pieces. Oh and by the way, a long sword is also nearly 3 times the weight of a katana (ITS A FUCKING HACKING WEAPON), so it wouldn’t be nearly as precise or fast as a katana. And after about 10 swings, your arms will be fucking DEAD TIRED. Do you understand how much a fucking sword weighs? ITS A GIANT FUCKING CHUNK OF METAL. ITS NOT A FUCKING STICK YOU PLAY GAMES WITH…”
And so on…
This reads like someone in frantic denial about something they don’t like because it may well be true and that spoils their worldview. They’re not alone, apparently. It also reads like someone who has probably never touched a real sword of either kind, or read anything about them other than on-line misinformation and hype.
Read the raving again, but add a bit of common sense. If a weapon is so heavy that swinging it ten times leaves your arms dead tired, what the hell use is it?
A Florida family says their 18-year-old daughter was charged with a felony and expelled from high school as a result of a consensual, same-sex relationship with another student.
Kaitlyn Hunt started dating a female classmate at the beginning of the school year when she was 17 and the girl she was dating was 15. According to an account posted to Facebook by Kaitlyn’s mother, in February, just after Kaitlyn turned 18, she was arrested on felony charges at the behest of her girlfriend’s parents. The specific crime was “sexual battery on a person 12-16 years old.”
Kaitlyn’s mother believes the charges were motivated by anti-gay animus:
They were out to destroy my daughter, they feel like my daughter “made” their daughter gay. They are bigoted, religious zeolites [sic] that see being gay as a sin and wrong, and they blame my daughter.
But Kaitlyn’s problems did not end there. Her girlfriends’s parents appealed to the school board and had her expelled from Sebastian River High School. Kaitlyn’s mom reports that the State Attorney, Brian Workman, has offered Kaitlyn a plea deal of “of two years house arrest and one year probation.” Kaitlyn has until next Friday to accept the plea deal or face a trial.
The family has started a petition calling on the state attorney to drop the charges against Kaitlyn.
freedom of speech means that the government is not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up. it doesn’t mean that i am not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up.
today, i want to share the story of finding my mother. as most of you know, i went on k-pop star in order to try to gain enough media attention to get myself in other newspaper articles, in the hopes that someone who knew my mother would recognize me.
actually, just by chance, my mother’s younger sister, my aunt, found an article about me in yonhap news while searching for information about volunteering for her own son online (see, volunteering always gives way more to you than you do for others!) the article had my current photo and a photo of us when we were 4 years old. as my mom had raised us until we were two, she recognized us (also because i highly resemble my mom even today). she told my mom and my mom contacted kumfa. i turned in the first draft of my thesis on monday. my mom contacted me on tuesday. we went down to see her in busan that friday. although i’m happy to have finally found my mother after six years of searching, it is angering that adoptees must submit ourselves to these humiliating public displays in order to find our families. if holt practiced ethical adoptions, we would not have to degrade ourselves to becoming some kind of morbid entertainment.
what i learned from meeting my mother is that she was 20 years old when she gave birth to us, twin daughters. she tried to raise us with our father until we were a little over one year old. however, after a period of time, she could no longer take my father’s philandering ways so she left him and took us with her to my maternal grandmother’s house. she raised us at my grandmother’s house until we were just past two. my grandmother, unable to watch my 22 year old single mom struggle to raise twin girls, took us without my mother’s permission to holt. then she returned and refused to tell my mom where she had taken us. instead she told her that she would bear all of the sin for her act and that my mother should try to forget about us and try to live a good life. my mother said it didn’t matter how many times she asked, our grandmother would not tell her where she had taken us.
some years later when my mom married, she asked my grandmother once more where we were, since she was now married and her husband knew about us, she hoped to raise us together. it was then that she learned the truth from my grandmother. according to my mother, my grandmother told her then that it was too late, because we had been adopted abroad but that my mom shouldn’t worry because my grandmother had insisted that we be adopted together.
this is how i know holt fabricated my adoption records. at the time of our adoption and TO THIS DAY, my sister and i remain on my mother’s family registry as jung hana and jung doona. my mother left our names on her registry, even though it essentially “outs” her as a mother who lost her children to adoption, in the hopes that we would be able to find her that way. the reason we could not was because in order to “legally” send us for adoption, holt had to find some way to sever our identities from that family record. at the time, the US did not give adoption visas to children who were not actually orphans, so in order to “legally” be able to send us for adoption, holt had to turn us into orphans. how does one turn a child who is not an orphan into a legal orphan? they lie and say that the child was found ‘abandoned’ in front of some random place and then they promptly make an ‘orphan family registry’ for you, neatly cutting off all of your family ties in one foul swoop.
holt falsified my records in order to legally separate me from my mother, in order to make a profit from my adoptive parents. everyone except holt is a victim in this story.
You can love your abuser. Your abuser can love you. That does not do anything to excuse their abuse nor make you any less of a victim.
My mother is “only” intermittently verbally abusive towards me, but she’s been abusive enough that it’s had a lasting effect on me. I know she cares and worries about me, even if her methods of “helping” often end up making me feel worse. When she’s in a good mood, I enjoy spending time with her and occasionally look to her for advice. However, I know my relationship with her (and the rest of my family) isn’t healthy and has been hurting me for years. I love my mom, she loves me. That doesn’t change the fact that her actions were abusive nor that my pain is very much valid.
I needed this.
More people need to understand this. Including my abuser (my mom).
Look, someone who gets it.