Warren Andrews had just finished putting up balloons for his stepdaughter’s 18th birthday party at their suburban home in Mayflower, Arkansas, when his wife came inside and said something was wrong. After stepping out of his house, and taking one glance, he immediately dialed 911.
“I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ve got a river of oil coming down the street at me,” Andrews told the operator. Five minutes later, the slick of noxious black crude spewing from a ruptured Exxon Mobil pipeline was eight feet wide, six inches deep and growing fast.
In this photo, spilled oil from Exxon pipeline runs through a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas on March 29, 2013. Reuters was recently given access to the photo from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Exxon is refusing to let reporters anywhere near the accident. They’re also controlling the airspace above the spill. They don’t want you to see what’s happening. TOO BAD, EXXON.
Signal boost the shit outta this, y’all.
Note how the most important facet of this story is not how she swam out and physically saved two people from drowning in a riptide at the risk of her own life, but that during the course of heroic physical activity in an outfit not designed for it, a tit slipped out.
Really? A nipple? A nipple made an appearance when she was dragging her son and a woman twice her size out of strong currents?
WELL HOLY SHIT, STOP THE MOTHER FUCKING PRESS
[For folks new to this issue, women are already serving in de facto combat roles and have been for years. Now they are eligible for combat pay and services. THIS IS HUGE.]
Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 15, 2012.
world fucking wide. merry christmas, connecticut.
This will never be on the news. But how awesome of this picture to see some light.
This is so beautiful.
I am speechless. God bless these boys. They’re awesome.
Fuck yes, this is what I wish was on the news.
[STRONG TRIGGER WARNING FOR VIOLENCE: includes assassination, gun violence, and gang violence; first link has photos of Gorrostieta’s gunshot wounds]
- Maria Santos Gorrostieta had been stabbed, beaten and burned
- She defied Mexico’s powerful drug gangs, who twice tried to gun her down previously
- She was kidnapped in broad daylight in front of her terrified daughter
- The former mayor leaves behind three children
This is an absolutely heart-wrenching and tragic story. If anybody ever dismisses wanting to end the nonsensical US drug war and the cause of drug legalization as something frivolous and self-serving to potheads, make sure you link them this article. 50000 Mexican people have died in cartel violence since 2006.
How in the world do people anywhere in the world find this acceptable?
The violence of the drug war is an everyday reality for Mexico. Yet, these stories are rarely found in American media.
Just this weekend, 20 bodies were found in a mass grave, asphyxiated, beaten or shot in southeast Juarez, which borders El Paso, Texas.
Drug war violence has claimed more than 50,000 lives in Mexico since 2006.
Read this yesterday with my heart in my throat.
“…But let me mention another thing, and that is parents. We need moms and dads helping raise kids. Wherever possible, the — the benefit of having two parents in the home — and that’s not always possible. A lot of great single moms, single dads. But gosh, to tell our kids that before they have babies, they ought to think about getting married to someone — that’s a great idea because if there’s a two-parent family, the prospect of living in poverty goes down dramatically. The opportunities that the child will — will be able to achieve increase dramatically.So we can make changes in the way our culture works to help bring people away from violence and give them opportunity and bring them in the American system”
Going into dangerous waters there, dude. I understand what you’re trying to get at, but… no. As someone who’s grown up in a single-parent household lemme quickly say that…. you are a douche.
This is a questionable set of statements in any circumstance…but saying this in response to a question about gun violence is just unconscionable.
I’m sure that all the poverty-stricken, single mothers of America needed was rich man in the White House telling them to get married…I’m sure that would have fixed all of their problems and no one would ever shoot anyone again. Problem solved.
Don’t give them access to family planning though!
Definitely the most infuriating moment in politics for me in a long time.
Oh, I roared in rage something that sounded like, “asdoinasodinawodinfuckinghypocrite!” Then I realized my boyfriend was spotting my crazy and tried to make Hank’s point via human words. Single mothers increase violence! But fuck those bitches, let’s close all their low-income access to healthcare and contraception!!!
Wonder how he’d feel about Freakonomics’ theory that Roe v Wade was actually the driving force of the steep reduction in crime of the early 90’s.
Cognitive dissonance at its finest.
Nobody puts baby in a binder.
Joe Biden (via shmegeh)
why is this so hard to say
C H O I C E
Ryan’s statement even started out “I believe…” *YOU* “BELIEVE”. Science can’t give us a magical answer on this one as to when a human is an individual not just a bunch of cells reliant on its host. Is it conception? When the nervous system has been formed? Is it when it’s viable outside the womb? Why is the grey area so damn hard to comprehend for some people?