Soothsayer by Stephen-0akley

Official confirmed update. 475 On Board 6 Dead (3 male student, 2 female students, 1 female crew member) 179 Rescued 290 Unaccounted/Missing

(ETA) Update:
As of 11:00AM the toll is: 9 (4 unidentified) dead, 287 missing, 179 rescued, 475 were on board. 
The ferry appears to have sunk deeper:

Coast Guard says Sewol ferry was out of its normal routine. (Yonhap)
Current weather, foggy, expecting 10-40 mm of rain:

Cranes are en route to take the ferry out of the water.
555 divers trying to search Sewol in vain amid strong current/low visibility (20cm). Giant cranes to lift the ship to arrive only tomorrow.
Coast guards attempting their rescue efforts this morning:

There is currently no ID of the captain or a statement from him or the crew.We are still unaware if all the passengers are still trapped in the boat or if any were able to escape and are wading out in the waters.
The US Navy is now joining efforts in search of more passengers.
Awaiting further word from officials on the matter.

Very small update
Toll is the same.
A video taken by a survivor while on the Sewol Ferry as it was tilted:
Messages left on a chalk board in Danwon High School for passengers to come back safely:

Cars parked outside of Danwon High School:

Somber mood of the auditorium of Danwon High School as friends and family await news: ship captain that saved 27 passengers (Yonhap).(Note: Not the captain of Sewol Ferry)

Current toll: 475 on board, 179 rescued, 26 dead, 270 missing.To put things into perspective of Danwon High School: 75 rescued, 12 dead, 238 unaccounted. 
Search and Rescue efforts have stopped again due to severe weather conditions. Will restart at 1PM.
The reason why the ship capsized remains unconfirmed although reports suggest it might have hit a submerged rock (Yonhap).
Crew member Oh Yong-seok, who escaped with several others including the captain, has told the Associated Press that rescue efforts were hampered by the ferry’s severe tilt. “We couldn’t even move one step. The slope was too big,” he said.
YTN reports that it’ll take about a month to lift up the sunken Sewol Ferry by using cranes & other machines
Crew member Oh Yong-seok, who escaped with several others including the captain, has told the Associated Press that rescue efforts were hampe…
"Very Sorry, Nothing to say now" response of captain to coastguard investigating him:
One S.Korea navy ship crew member who has worked in the rescue operation is now under unconscious state.
Local police stated some messages claiming “We’re still alive” are mostly fake. 
"Madam President, please save my child." Parents are holding South Korean President and crying (Newsis):
"We’re inside the ship" - text messages sent from the sinking South Korean ferry
The blue line stands for Sewol ferries normal route, but JTBC expects Sewol ignored that and moved onto the path dictated by the red line:
South Korea coast guard resumed its rescue operation. Unmanned Robot to join to have a better findings of people.
All major TV channels here in South Korea have decided to halt the regular broadcast of dramas and entertainment programs temporarily.
South Korean LA Dogers pitcher, Ryu HyunJin’s (@HyunJinRyu99) message - 모두들 무사히 가족품으로 돌아갔으면 좋겠네요 … 모두들 힘내세요. Remembering the Sewol disaster.
LA Dogers message - paying respect to those affected by the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea:
"You didn’t replied my text, Please reply ASAP, I miss you" A friend of Sewol Passenger message (via: 조재환):
YTN - People staying at Jindo Gymnasium are showing moving up to the podium and showing their anger.
3 out of 4 cranes now arrived at ferry rescue scene. One Crane about to arrive 4pm KST.
Picture shows family members of Sewol passengers waiting for their loved ones at port:
Korean media is commonly saying: “Still, we have a little bit of hope”.
16-year-old Russian Girl is still missing.
9am KST look of Jindo Gymnasium. Family Members are saying “We cannot trust the government” (YTN):
Very emotional scene in Jindo. Parents screaming and crying “captain, come out” and “government help us” (via Kyung Lah):
South Korea ferry: Messages from a sinking ship
Hospitalized Kwon (6) brought back to Gym for Park. I believe she should have gone to the traumatized child:For those of you who do not know young Kwon’s story: This young girl and her family were moving to Jeju via boat because airfare was too expensive. Although she was rescued, her parents are missing. She was hospitalized then brought back for a meet/greet with President. Her brother is still missing and is currently the only survivor of her family. 
(10:45AM) Update: Rescuers have started to inject oxygen into the ship again.
The ferry is completely/nearly completely submerged.(11:25AM) UPDATE: THE SHIP HAS BEEN ENTERED.(ETA: Misinformation between government and coastguard; NOT been entered.)
YTN live shot : Divers are now preparing to go under the water for Sewol rescue:

(12:37PM) Update: The ferry is now fully submerged.(Unsure how deep the ferry has sunk.)
Current toll: 475 on board, 179 rescued, 27 dead, 269 missing.
(12:50PM) Update: Death toll is now 28. 268 missing.
(1:10PM) Update: Many are saying unethical reporting is happening where reporters are targeting children or going too far pushing the issue.-Please stop, it is the time to inform, not inflict more harm upon others.(2:49PM) Update: Prosecutors could get arrest warrant for captain as early as today. New info says he gave wheel to 3rd mate during time of incident.
Names of missing Sewol passengers will not be revealed to respect family members.
8-year-old Kim Kiwoong and Cheong Hyunsun, who are victims of Sewol incident, were a couple to soon marry. They promised to marry this fall. They were the crew members of Sewol. -Absolutely heartbreaking. Please Rest In Peace, both of you.(Kim Kiwoong funeral parlor.)
Parents/families are highly fed up with the situation and journalists. They just want peace of mind and results.
(3:51PM) Update: Combined Investigation unit to claim arrest warrant on Sewol ferry captain within a day. 
More than 150 ships are now on the scene for rescue. Operation progress is not going better than expected. 268 still missing.
Yonhap - “As of 3:38pm KST, divers are trying to enter the cargo area which is located on the 2nd floor of Sewol.”
54 hours into the Sewol incident: 28 dead, 179 rescued, 268 still missing. Water temp is 13ºC.(4:05PM) Update: Coast Guard said they are working on the door and efforts are underway.
(4:40PM) Update: YTN: 10 out of 28 bodies are still unidentified.-Hoping one is not my lovely angel…
S. Korea Coast Guard: “Still no bodies found within the ferry.”
A post-it message at Danwon High-school saying “Please Come Back” (via @Medrowdia):

(5:20PM) [!!] [BREAKING] [!!] UPDATE:Tragic news. Vice Principal of Danwon High School found dead. He was found to have committed suicide. Sources say that the Vice principal of Danwon High School escaped earlier from Sewol ferry than students.The body of Vice Principal of Danwon High School was found near Jindo Gymnasium. He was 52 years old.Vice Principal of Danwon HS ranked top on Naver’s trending search: 
Danwon HS homepage no longer accessible as of this current time.
Officials at Jindo gymnasium just asked parents to come and take a DNA test. It seems they are, indeed, preparing for the worst.Parents asked in shouting voices why that was needed. The official soon after left the stage.The official once again came on stage saying that, only those desiring to, can take the test.(6:20PM): YTN Anchor who is located 50m away from the rescue scene stated, “Divers are doing the rescue operation and having many difficulties”.A DSME Crane is positioned at the Sewol rescue scene. The rescue operation is on-going:
YTN shot - Inside look at Sewol ferry. This photo was taken when the happened on Wednesday:(7:04PM) Update: Someone at Jindo gymnasium has collapsed, currently receiving medical treatment. Everyone here at Jindo looks exhausted, weary from waiting.
(7:15PM) Update: We have hit the 58 hour mark, the latest toll: 29 dead (including Danwon’s HS VP), 268 missing, 179 rescued.
South Korea’s government decided not to reveal the full names of people who passed away from Sewol.
Coast Guard officials gave a briefing at the gymnasium with no new developments. Bowing and saying he is sincerely sorry..
A parent went up, asking for the mic and said he has lost all trust in the government and all domestic medias.
Spats between parents are showing they all have reached a breaking point. With really nowhere else to turn.
(7:35PM) Update: The Coast Guard informed the Gymnasium that another body was found. The identity is unknown, so officials read out physical traits for someone to identify.
-Things are looking so very grave, everyone. Though I am beyond fearful of future news, I will continue to update until the end.
(8:10PM) Update: Officials have announced DNA testing will will be conducted tomorrow 10AM for those who want it
[IMPORTANT] Underwater rescue efforts— divers have been attempting to get access to the third floor, where passenger rooms are located, since 7PM. An hour with no luck so far.
(9:35PM) [IMPORTANT] Update: Suicide note found in Danwon Vice Principle’s wallet. Says “I’m sorry that I survived myself” and that he wishes to be their teacher in the afterlife…
The found bodies condition are too clean. It is likely they survived and then died from the sunken Sewol ferry. bodies found could have been rescued, but they were too late (hence condition of bodies).(10:35PM) [IMPORTANT] Update: Fixed toll of Sewol Ferry - 476 Total, 174 rescued, 28 dead, 274 missing (Coast Guard official)
The Coast Guard stated “Some people on the list of board used other transportation. So the number has changed”.
The Coast Guard also went back to say rescue operations did begin around 1PM, the original time reported.
Oxygen is no longer being pumped into Sewol. Plans are to pick up oxygen pumping again tomorrow morning.
Prosecutors file arrest warrant for captain, third mate, and one other crew member on charges of manslaughter.
Video: South Korean journalist 조재환 reacts to reports that teacher who planned ferry trip has been found hanged:
(11PM) Update: 62 hours has passed since the Sewol disaster. YTN reports divers are finally at the entrance of 3rd floor. Rescue operation is in progress.
(4AM) Update: Yonhap - Captain of Sewol ferry claims “I did the broadcast saying ‘Evacuate the ship immediately’”-do not even start. You are gaining sympathy from no one.
This Yonhap photo shows a diver is suffering because of high tide at incident scene: 

[IMPORTANT] Crews & Captain of Sewol have been taken into custody.
The South Korea ferry disaster: Here’s what we know so far: 
At 65 hours past the incident: 30(+Danwon HS VP) dead, 174 rescued, 273 missing. (Yonhap web)
Captain of Sewol saying : “When ferry begin sinking, there were no ships to assist or rescue”-That is a poor excuse and you know it
3am scene of Paengmok Harbor in Jindo, S.Korea. The lights still on as we wait for survivors (KBS): 
KBS Camera Staff took inside water look of Sewol rescue scene. Poor Visibility for divers. 
Sources say that 26-year-old, 3rd officer (Woman), operated the Sewol ferry and that decision was made by captain Lee Jun-seok.
Main Rescue Operation resumed this hour, but no news of Survivors yet. 
(8AM) Update: 3 bodies seen near the window on the 4th floor of Sewol.(8:40AM) Update: 8:35AM scene of Paengmok Harbour in Jindo, S.Korea. People are now waiting for their loved ones.

(9AM) Update: Official Sewol toll - 30 dead (+Danwon HS VP), 273 missing, 174 rescued 

(10AM) Update: The US Navy is now joining the rescue effort.
72 hours have passed since the Sewol incident. Current water temperature is 12.8°C. Rescue efforts still in-progress but no reports of survivors.
Water current remains strong today and wind speeds are expected to increase .
The combined investigation unit will summon more than 10 Sewol crews today. Further assisting the investigation of Sewol ferry.
Link to video: [SERIOUS/CONCERNING/MAJOR] UPDATES: It’s being reported that there may be an oil leak from Sewol that could impair rescue efforts. The ferry is continuing to sink. Currently, no problems regarding issue. Oil leaks confirmed. Working with urgency.76 ships and 28 aircrafts are at the Sewol rescue. Rescue workers found 3 bodies within the ferry and tried to bring them out.
Coast Guard briefing: We use holes within ship for oxygen injection. No new punctures to ship are being made (new holes could affect pressure).
Coast Guard briefing: 3rd floor operations were unsuccessful due to strong currents under water
Coast Guard briefing: 652 divers to go inside of water more than 40 times today. We don’t have much time.
Yonhapnews TV reporter: “Still difficulties remaining on Sewol rescue effort”
Rescue operations have made the most progress in the last day with divers making it into the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors
Water current is, at present, difficult to handle, but expected to calm in the near future.
Gas from the ferry is now leaking at the rescue scene of Sewol. This could be the major problem for rescue efforts.
Right now: Coast guard briefing parents about search. Holding hands, crying, others yelling at coast guard (via Kyung Lah):

A new Yonhap photo shows how the Sewol Rescue effort is on-going:

"Korean ferry captain arrested now. He says he gave evacuation orders. Surviving passengers say he didn’t. HM.” (via connieleeTV):
(11AM-11:59AM) Updates: Scores of ambulances are lined up at the harbor in Jindo, South Korea.
Currently, there are 3 lift bags keeping the ferry from sinking more. Cranes will most likely be used later diving efforts.
Korea University Briefing: Large chance patients will fall into severe depression following incident
Korea University Briefing: Stabilizing mental conditions of patients is a top priority"I wish they had this priority for the 6 year old girl two days ago. Instead of using her as a photo prop." (via @josungkim)-I wholeheartedly agree.
Korea University Briefing: There are 73 students here at the hospital and no teachers; That means almost all students are at that hospital.Current suspicions as to why the Vice Principal was released from the hospital without shock treatment and counseling.
(12PM) Updates: South Korea Prime Minister apologized for the troubling number of unaccounted passengers in the Sewol disaster. He states, “We’ll fix the current system ASAP”.
Such madness! Education Minister, Seo Nam-soo, is eating instant cup noodle at the gymnasium Sewol ferry family members are camped at.
Families follow the research underwater on big screen (via @StephaneLagarde): 
Disaster Headquarters: No visible damage to body of ship.
Disaster Headquarters: Top of the ship is now 10 meters under water.
Combined Investigation Unit : There is no evidence that the Sewol ferry crashed on rocks or other materials.
(1:30PM) [IMPORTANT/UPLIFTING] Updates: Joint Police Prosecutors: Captain said the accident happened when he left to go to his room. Said he was not intoxicated.When questioned about the announcement telling passengers to stay inside, he said it was because at that time, rescue boats weren’t showing up.He knew the water was very cold and they were in an area where the tidal currents were very fast.Captain also on video among first to get off the rescue boats and onto land -Someone remove his tongue for the lies he is telling.
[!!] Oil slicks starting to affect rescue operations at site.
For those curious about food and blankets: 
The cause of the sinking was due to a sharp turn when the 3rd mate was steering. Why the turn was made is unknown currently.
Joint Police: Third mate, who was steering, did not speak
All Ansan Citizens are wishing passengers of Sewol get well soon - a Parents union message at Korea Univ Ansan HOSP: 
[…] Tears and Worries.. Many people here at Funeral Area are losing their hope.
"We wish missing Sewol passengers to come back shortly” a message from National Tax Service Ansan: 
Wish all passengers to come back as miracle - a message of church which located nearby Ansan Danwon High school: 
"We’ll pray, Please come back." post-it messages at Ansan Danwon High School: 
"Welcome, Thank You" Danwon High School students are now welcoming visitors right now:
"Flowers are still beautiful. If you come back let’s go out and take a picture." message at Danwon: 
I hope all these messages at Danwon turns to a ‘Miracle’:
Big applause to the volunteers here at Danwon High School:
Here at Danwon HS auditorium, people here are watching live stream of Jindo auditorium: 
(3:40PM) Update: Gas from the Sewol ferry is spreading all around at the incident scene. It represents the difficulties of rescue:

The underwater operation scenes. Divers hold ropes with flashlights. It’s tougher for the divers to see underwater (via Jae Hee):
-Aside from the current oil spill, there seems to be great chances of finding survivors due to condition of bodies found until now. Let us keep our fingers crossed for survivors being found soon.
Write #PrayForSouthKorea and share a message in your own words.
(#PrayForSouthKorea //// Wish all passengers of Sewol come back soon. Credit 조재환)
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Etymology: from Latin somnus (sleep, drowsiness) + the suffix -fic (a combining form meaning “making,” “producing,” “causing,” appearing in adjectives borrowed from Latin), blend of somnific and soporific.
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I never even
How did they get away with that

What do you mean how did they get away with it?
History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.
Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.
In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.
This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.

Goldfish (Carassius cenularisustergum)
…a small species of cyprinid fish that is endemic to a wide variety of mountain lakes in Switzerland. A collector in the United States had introduced a captive population in 1937 into a lake in her Connecticut property but, after a unfortunate series of ecological events the population of C. cenularisustergum had escaped and has become an invasive species in a number of countries around the world. Goldfish are highly adaptable and can occupy a wide range of habitats across the globe, which has lead to their reproductive success worldwide. Like other members of the genus Carassius goldfish are often seen in large groups (known as a “bag”) with individuals packed as close together as they can. The exact reason for this behavior is still unknown but it is thought that this is done to prevent predators from singling out an individual to eat. However, some experiments disprove this theory, stating that predators will attempt to eat as many of the small fish as possible, and that congregating would not heighten an individual’s chances of survival.
Due to their cosmopolitan distribution C. cenularisustergum is preyed upon by a large number of predators, from all walks of life. Their main predator is humans (Homo sapiens) which will farm  the small cyprinids by the millions. By using a special devise known as a Pepperidge Farm. Even though they are harvested in millions, farming had no significant effect on their population as C. cenularisustergum has a high reproductive rate, with individuals capable of producing thousands of young in special nests known as “Cartons”. C. cenularisustergum is sometimes known as the “smiling fish” due to its wide gape, it uses this wide but thin mouth to efficiently graze on algae that grows on smooth rocks.
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