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‘The power of Twitter’: Tesco removes anti-homeless spikes but remains in hot water

Samuel:

Anti-homeless spikes? Shame on you! Stop treating homeless people you do pigeons.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported, photos of spikes on sidewalks and ledges to deter the homeless from sleeping there caused a huge public backlash, with U.K. citizens calling the people behind the installations “disgusting” and “inhumane psychopaths.”

Other photos of “activists” pouring concrete over the spikes surfaced on Twitter days later, and today they show U.K. supermarket Tesco uninstalling the spikes entirely — a move journalist Ian Fraser attributed to “the power of Twitter.”

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Missouri students block Westboro Baptist Church’s protest of Michael Sam

Samuel:

Good.

Originally posted on For The Win:

On Saturday, the Westboro Baptist Church came to the University of Missouri’s game against Tennessee to protest football player Michael Sam’s announcement earlier this week that he is gay.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protest former Missouri Tiger and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam at the corner of Stadium Blvd. and Providence in Columbia. (Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports)

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protest former Missouri Tiger and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam at the corner of Stadium Blvd. and Providence in Columbia. (Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports)

Students at the university, many of them wearing “Stand with Sam” pins, formed a human wall to block off the extremist group.

Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson

It’s just one of many shows of support that the student body has shown for the SEC Defensive Player of the Year since his announcement last Sunday.

Inside the basketball game…

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The Boston Marathon tragedy and how sometimes we just will never understand

I don’t get it. I don’t understand why someone would do this. In fact, I don’t understand any kind of violence like this.

What good does it do when you set off explosives or hurt a mass amount of people like this? I don’t get it. I don’t want to get it. I don’t want to understand what kind of sick, twisted mindset one has to be in to plan such an occurrence.

But through these kind of evil acts, I am always reminded that good will always triumph evil. No matter what kind of evil finds its way into our lives, there are way more good people that will stop it. We might suffer in the process, but we’re stronger because of it.

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Another school shooting: What is going on with this world? Misunderstood society upbringing, faith, gun control and other thoughts

Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a shooting on Friday.(Photo: Shannon Hicks, AP)

Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a shooting on Friday.
(Photo: Shannon Hicks, AP)

I woke up this morning and went to my computer. One of the first things I do when I go online is to check my Twitter timeline, hoping that I didn’t miss any news while I was asleep. When I started reading tweets about a school shooting and that the victims were mostly children, my immediate reaction was “What the fuck? ANOTHER ONE?”

Since 1999′s infamous Columbine High School shooting, there have been 31 school shootings. Let me repeat that. THIRTY-ONE. That’s on average of over two per year. Yeah, another one happened today.

There are a lot of thoughts on various topics on this that are going through my head right now and I feel like I have to share them. Whether you agree with them or not, at least I want to be able to express my concern over this matter.

I’m gonna start with the minor topics before I hit the harder ones down the post. If you don’t want to read it, you don’t have to.

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Happy birthday to my blog

Today marks the two-year anniversary of this blog. I hope that I can continue to write more here and be real as I can be. This is my outlet to talk about things I care about and more importantly, but opportunity to just allow myself to be me.

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Crazy shooter still at large and he’s hiding across the street from my house

So here’s the quick scoop (news version here): Man shoots person at gas station, steals his car. Then goes to shopping plaza, dumps that car and kidnaps lady while taking her car. Then he decides to hide in a house across the street from where I live.

Here’s the news report on it.

It was weird because I heard sirens but I didn’t think about it. But as I walked out, I saw loads of cops blocking entrances in and out. Then the SWAT team, police dogs, armored car, ambulance and a whole bunch just blocking the street. Nobody can leave, nobody can enter. It’s crazy.

I’ve been watching it all through the night and I cannot believe how long it’s taking. It started at around 6PM and it’s still going on right now. The suspect is supposedly somewhere in the neighborhood but we don’t know where. I’ve been stuck at home all night. But I did take pictures.

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I remember the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 like it was just yesterday

I remember seeing the replay of this and in my mind at the time, I went "HOLY SHIT!"

In 2001, I was a sophomore in high school. I didn’t drive yet back then, so I had to wake up and get a ride with my parents. And since my parents both worked a little far away, I had wake up a littler earlier than normal.

Classes started at 8:00 a.m. that Tuesday, so that meant I had to wake up at around 6:30 in the morning. (I set my alarm for 6:22 in which I hit the 8-minute snooze so I would really wake up at 6:30).

My parents aren’t the kind of people that watch the early morning news shows or even listen to the radio when they wake up. So throughout that entire morning we didn’t know what had already happened in New York.

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If the NFL allows Lance Briggs to commemorate 9/11 with patriotic gloves, we have a big problem…

Good idea, but at the same time, bad idea.

EDIT 12:12PM: Looks like it’s going to be OK to wear it.

OK, so here’s the story. Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs wants to commemorate the victims of 9/11 by wearing these gloves and cleats. The season’s set of games happen to fall on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. The problem with the gloves and cleats is that it is a violation of the NFL’s uniform code — something that the NFL takes pride in adhering to.

Right now, it is unknown whether or not Briggs would be allowed to wear the gloves and if he does, how much he would be fined. And if he does wear the gloves and cleats on the field, then there are a whole lot of issues that will arise and I think it will all go bad.

Here is a quick background info. Reebok is the official manufacturer of all uniforms for every team. The NFL tells Reebok what they want and Reebok makes it. But because Reebok made the glove and cleats for Briggs, that must mean a few things.

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Stupid public pressure has forced Sesame Street to announce that Bert and Ernie are not gay

Why are people so obsessed with labeling things as gay or straight?

Sesame Street was one of my favorite shows growing up as a kid. I enjoyed the simplicity of the show and the values they taught. Set up in the working class neighborhood, the show taught us about numbers, letters, diversity and everything that’s good in the world.

But due to public pressure, the show had to release a statement about the characters Bert and Ernie and if they are gay.

This infuriated me. But let’s read on the statement first.

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O.J. Simpson confesses to murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown and Oprah is behind all of it

The infamous glove scene.

EDIT: Oprah denies that this is true.

If you haven’t heard, the news is that O.J. Simpson has confessed to the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and that Oprah will be the one breaking the news to the national public on TV. (More detailed account of the murder).

I remember when I was a kid and this was the buzz at elementary school. During recess, all the teachers would be glued to the television and I watched as well. I didn’t know what exactly was going on, but there was a major buzz when Simpson was found not guilty. It was a “landmark” event of my childhood upbringing.

And for the longest time, I was really confused. How could Simpson not be found guilty? The huge public opinion said he did it. But the court rulings said otherwise.

Is our justice system that flawed? Or was it the power of the lawyers manipulating the system?

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