1. ashkenazi-autie:

    Three people were reported dead on Sunday in a possible anti-Semitic shooting attack at two buildings serving the Jewish community near Kansas City.

    A gunman opened fired in the parking lot of the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, both in the Kansas City suburb.

    "At around 1 p.m. today, Overland Park police received multiple calls regarding a shooting on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street. Additional calls were received by police of another shooting at the Village Shalom Retirement Community, 5500 W. 123rd," according to the Overland Park Police Department.

    “Three victims are confirmed deceased. A person of interest has been taken into custody at this time,” the police spokesman said.

    CNN reported that the deceased included a teenager and an elderly woman.

    During the initial developing story, a spokeswoman for Overland Park Regional Medical Center said the hospital was treating a 14-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound and who was in critical condition.

    The gunman fired toward a total of five people, three of whom were confirmed dead, authorities investigating the incident said at a press briefing.

    Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said it was too early to label the attacks as anything other than “vicious acts of violence.”

    He stated that two males were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas and one female at the nearby Shalom Village retirement home.

    He confirmed that police had a white male in his 70s in custody for questioning. He added that the man was unknown to police until today.
    The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City said on Facebook that no shooting had occurred inside its campus, and it had released home all the participants of its programming.
    Overland Park, the second biggest city in Kansas, is a short drive away from the state’s main Jewish concentration in Kansas City.

    According to Kansas’s KSHB 41 Action News, police were holding one suspect in custody, who was reported as yelling “heil Hitler” as he was being detained.

    The entire JCC campus was locked down.

    One witness was quoted by KSHB 41 Action News as saying that a man, presumably the shooter, had aimed a gun at him before shooting the windows of his vehicle.

    US Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were helping local authorities investigate the two shootings, CNN cited FBI spokesman Joel Sealer as saying.

    The JCC of Greater Kansas City announced that it would be closed on Monday.

    “We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 pm press conference, which will be carried live,” the JCC said on Facebook.

    The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for further comment.

    The shooting comes only weeks after the Anti-Defamation League released a report describing an increase in physical assaults against Jews despite an overall 19 percent decrease of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States.

    In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest number since 1979, when the ADL began collecting data. The number of incidents has been steadily declining for the past decade.
    I am asking for my followers, Jewish and non-Jewish, to spread this like wildfire. Antisemitism isn’t often discussed in social justice circles, but I need y’all to know that hate crimes are committed against us. So far, I have only been seeing this circulate among Jews on Tumblr, but I want it to go farther than that.
    I want this to lead to a larger discussion about antisemitism. I don’t want it to be derailed merely as a discussion about gun control. I don’t want people asking if the shooter had mental illness. I want people to acknowledge that the shooter is a blatant antisemite. I want people to know why we often have cop cars parked outside our synagogues. I want people to know why we are still afraid.

    (via madbogscience)

     
  2. vondellswain:

    sachinteng:

    A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!

    UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

    Gonna probably go the Bryan Konietzko route and try and tackle these in order but not constrain myself to 30 consecutive days. And I probably won’t start just yet, but I’m gonna reblog this right now to remind myself. I’m looking forward to it!

     

  3. itsvondell:

    are beyonce and jay z coming with you to have sex too? with the same girl? imagine how useless you would feel in comparison

     

  4. imnotamisandristbut:

    Ok I am not a misandrist or anything, but I would never vote for a male running for president. Everyone knows their jobs are fixing cars and sinks, it just wouldn’t be plausible to think they could make the decisions for the country. And if they’re spending all their time trying to be politicians then who is gonna mow the lawns and move heavy things? I’m not belittling them, those jobs are important too but things work because everyone has their place!

    (via jamestheghostdad)

     
  5. madbogscience:

    burninglegend:

    mostlylarp:

    baital:

    Can someone explain to me how Erebor makes any geological sense?

    As a Geology nerd, this is one of the great struggles of my life.

    Its like what pangea would have been like!

    I too want to know the geological justification for Erebor.

    (Source: uncblaze)

     

  6. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU’RE DOING STOP AND READ THIS

    lookintothemind:

    Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to domestic violence resources and also has a “Go Button” that when you press it, if you’re in a compromising situation, alerts local authorities as well as local shelters and starts recording everything that is going on.

    Now, if you’re looking up resources on the app and your abuser is near, simply press the X button and it brings you to a random news page. Same goes for the actual foundation site.

    ITS COMPLETELY FREE
    Site

    Apps


    SPREAD THIS, DONT JUST “LIKE IT”

     

  7. ponchopeligroso:

    every single person you know has something in their life and past that is probably worth collapsing to the ground in an uncontrollably sobbing heap over, so be nice to each other and tell good jokes

    (Source: ponchopeligroso, via caragh)

     

  8. danielkanhai:

    give a man a compliment and he’ll feel good for a day. teach a man to fish for compliments and idk i got this shirt, it’s pretty dumb though, right?

     
  9. africanstyleinsider:

    Fatima Siad for Marie Claire July 2010 ‘World Classics’ fashion story

     
  10. edwardspoonhands:

    thelegendofkungjew:

    doxian:

    d-dinosaur:

    rknjl:

    newvagabond:

    NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

    NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

    URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.

    <SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

    NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN

    EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE

    PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA

    SURVIVE

    NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA

    REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT

    PRETEND IT’S 2BYA

    EVOLVE

    NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 

    FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 

    PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.

    STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

    (Source: agirlandhisplatypus)