Feb. 20th, 2017

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Diego Luna wearing The North Face at The Ice Lounge presented by The North Face, Lexus, and St. Regis, January 2007. 
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::looks up, wild-eyed and hunched like a raccoon with little claw-hands::

that post about how downed/lost submarines are considered “still on patrol”

but for x-wing pilots

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Either first/middle names that are passed down, or last names that you may not share that you are related to?

I’m still salty that I didn’t inherit my name through my mother’s side, or I might be a Van Den Boom – spelled (as I like to say it when I steal the name for characters) capital-V, capital-D, capital-Boom!

I recently discovered that I am related to an Abraham Jacob van Imbijze Van Batenburg.

I have no idea how to say Imbijze, but I think it fucking rocks.

The best I can do here is… my grandmother’s and mother’s middle name is Maxine. Sadly, my mom hated that name, so I did not get Maxine as a middle name as well. Which is sad-making. Because at some point, I know I would have started going by my middle name. “Call me Max.” :)

Somewhere in the depths of the 19th century there was an immigrant from Scotland, from whom i am somehow descended, and I shit you not, his actual name was:
Launcelot Junco.
For real! Launcelot Junco. I just think that’s great.
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This is the anecdote my mother’s pastor was referring to in this post.

Christianity was never about picking and choosing what to follow.  Jesus wasn’t cool with the rich man choosing to keep his wealth.  He wasn’t cool with people getting grossed out at the thought of eating his flesh.  He would not be cool with people using Christianity to support their bigotry and selfishness.

If following Christ were about being happy and comfortable, the disciples wouldn’t have abandoned everything in their lives.  Saint Stephen would not have been stoned to death, and there would be no Christian martyrs at all.  The first pope wouldn’t have been crucified.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ 

Matthew 7:21-23
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At least 10 Jewish community centers in at least five U.S. states were targeted with bomb threats on Monday, the fourth such mass disruption in less than two months.

According to local news reports, centers in New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas and Alabama were targeted.

“It appears to be the same serial caller” as in the prior incidents, Goldenberg told JTA.

Goldenberg said that some of the JCCs were evacuated and others were not.

“The JCCs are very well-equipped to handle this,” he said.

Goldenberg did not confirm where any of the threats occurred, saying they took place across the country and that his office “is monitoring the situation.”

Goldenberg said the fact that the threats were made on Presidents Day, when more people might be in the buildings during the daytime, does not appear to be a factor in the threats.

Last week, President Donald Trump was asked during a news conference about the prior JCC bomb threats and what the government’s response would be to “an uptick in anti-Semitism.” Although the reporter did not suggest Trump was anti-Semitic, the president answered by denying he is an anti-Semite and called the question “insulting.”

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee was evacuated Monday morning after receiving  threatening phone calls, the Journal Sentinel reported.

Two Jewish Community Centers in Buffalo, New York were also evacuated Monday morning following bomb threats, the Buffalo News reported.

The St. Paul Jewish Community Center in Minnesota was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat, the Star Tribune reported citing local police.

the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center in Houston, Texas was also evacuated following a bomb threat received by phone, a local NBC affiliate reported.

The Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham, Alabama was briefly evacuated Monday morning after receiving a bomb threat, AL.com reported.

A total of 48 JCCs in 26 states and one Canadian province received nearly 60 bomb threats during January. On Jan 31, some 17 JCCs across the United States were targeted with bomb threats. On Jan. 18, some 30 Jewish institutions in at least 17 states received bomb threats. On Jan. 9, such threats were called into 16 JCCs across the Northwest and South, forcing the evacuation of hundreds. All the threats were false.

Non-Jews please reblog this.

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