2011 09

anonymous asked:

No story on here is as scary as the abuse I face everyday from my partner and I have nobody to talk to its eating me up inside:"""(I'm sorry for venting I just love yiur blog it's an escape from the horrible times:""(

I know it’s hard and I’m so sorry for the pain you are going through. Me, my blog, and my followers are always here for you. 

Please message me on my personal blog, @sixpenceeeblog for support. I’ll reblog any helpful comments or resources from my followers. Be safe. Love is with you.


Carles Puyol, Central Defender

Mainly a central defender, he could also play on either flank, mostly as a right back, and was regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation. 

A one-club man, he served as the longtime team captain for his only club Barcelona after taking over from Luis Enrique in August 2004, and went on to appear in 593 official games for the club and win 21 major titles, notably six La Liga trophies and three Champions League.

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koledari-deactivated20170709  asked:

what exactly is flying ointment?

Flying ointment simply put is an ointment, salve, or oil used in aiding sabbatic flight / hedge crossing / trancework ect. Traditionally using baneful herbs such as belladonna, henbane, and datura.

I could tell you everything I know about Flying ointment, but what ever I could said would be better said by Sarah Ann Lawless. She’s a herbalist, witch, and someone who professionally works with baneful herbs and specializes in herbal medicine and her ointments are known to be some of the best. ( I have personally tried some and LOVE them ) SHE KNOWS HER SHIT. so here are some links!






my heart keeps getting a feeling that it sort of feels really good but at the same time I feel really bad. and when its over tears come from my eyes.

Women have long served in the Army, both unofficially by dressing as men, as well as in sanctioned roles as nurses. But until 1941, the Army had a ban on enlisting black women.

Through the efforts of prominent black women, and aided by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, eventually the Army began to enlist black women as WACS, most serving as nurses.

Photo caption: Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on February 2, 1945. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort From left to right are, kneeling: Pvt. Rose Stone; Pvt. Virginia Blake; and Pfc. Marie B. Gillisspie. Second row: Pvt. Genevieve Marshall; T/5 Fanny L. Talbert; and Cpl. Callie K. Smith. Third row: Pvt. Gladys Schuster Carter; T/4 Evelyn C. Martin; and Pfc. Theodora Palmer.

Photo source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/world-war-ii-women-at-war/100145/#img04

“Bowie [then ‘Davy Jones’] with the Pretty Things. He is waiting for the ferry to the Isle of Wight, where he supported one of his favourite bands. From left: Graham Rivens (Lower Third bassist), Bowie, Pretty Things’ Phil May and Brian Pendleton, unknown and Phil Lancaster (Lower Third drummer), August 1965.”

© Denis Taylor.


anonymous asked:

Three whole days in Ghana. Were you impressed?

THE BLOG 09/21/2011 05:10 pm ET | Updated Nov 14, 2011
Why Ghana Is Not A Tourist Friendly Place To Visit
By Karen Curley
I think travel makes you a well-rounded person and can help us appreciate what we have in America. As an American, I’m used to having a certain comfort level. I like having a hot shower, food and, yes, even air conditioning. If you are traveling to Ghana don’t expect any of these things. I went to Ghana on assignment for a newspaper and stayed in Accra, the capitol city. Even though it’s a developing nation you would expect that the capital would have some amenities. It did and it didn’t.

Only twenty percent of Ghanaians have flush toilets in their homes. People have no choice but to urinate right in the middle of the street — a real eye opener. I was riding in a taxi with my roommate and all of a sudden we stopped and our driver got out. I thought for sure we were going to be kidnapped and sold off to the highest bidder. (I have seen way too many horror movies.) I looked out the back window and our driver was peeing on the side of the road like it was nothing. He got back in the car and off we went. I will never get that picture out of my head. There is no sanitation system there. Sometimes the smell knocked me back ten feet.

The poverty over there is heartbreaking. One day I was walking around the city and happened upon an abandoned railroad station called Kantamanto. Over four thousand homeless people were living there. All around, people were wandering around half-dressed begging for food or money. There was burning trash and feces everywhere. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. The people over there do not know how to react to white people. When I was walking around the market I was constantly poked and prodded like a lab rat. I think some wanted to touch me because they had never seen a white person. Just trying to look in one of the outdoor markets proved an impossible task. I couldn’t even walk a foot without getting my clothes pulled on, my butt poked at, or my back hit. And forget about taking pictures. No one likes having their pictures taken. If the police catch you taking pictures, which they call snapping. Even if it’s just a building, they pull you to the side and tell you to stop. I was told that sometimes they even take you in to their police station for interrogation.

If you want to go to the beach forget it. The beaches there are disgusting. The water is filled with trash and it’s not even clean enough to go swimming. I witnessed a waterfall of trash going right into the ocean and no one seemed to care. You can’t even take a nice walk on the beach because everyone is poking you or trying to be your so called “friend.”

To be honest, I did go over there to work. I had a lot of great work experiences and some of the things I saw really changed my world perspective. I’m glad I went over there. But I would definitely not go over there on vacation.

Originally posted by nbagifstory

Yea, I kinda was actually. Ghana is a developing country and it is not exactly a safe place. Combine the elements of danger and discomfort, a yellow fever vaccination, and making the effort in the middle of filming…. I do think she deserves a nod. I would not go. I think it speaks to her commitment to this organization, her level of humility, and sincerity of compassion. 

Genuine human being point earned…. Nothing but net. 

From: Christian Grey
Subject: My Life’s Mission…
Date: September 5, 2011 09:25
To: Anastasia Grey

Is to spoil you, Mrs. Grey.
And keep you safe because I love you.

Christian Grey
Smitten CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.

—  Fifty Shades Freed-Book

Christines with auburn/reddish wigs (not a complete list by any means)

  1. Tabitha Webb, West End (u/s 2005-06 / alt. 2009-10)
  2. Robyn North, West End (u/s 2003-04, principal 2007-08)
  3. Katie Hall, West End (u/s 2008-09, alt. 2011)
  4. Anna O’Byrne, West End (alt. 2012-13)
  5. Harriet Jones, West End (principal 2013-15)
  6. Beatrix Reiterer, Essen (u/s 2005-06)
  7. Katy Treharne, West End (u/s 2009-10, alt. 2012)
  8. Anne Görner, Essen (principal 2005-06)
  9. Nicky Adams, West End (alt. 2003-04)

Nicky Adams appears to have been the first West End Christine to don the auburn wig. After her it’s surprisingly often been worn by the alternate Christine. Apart from West End, the Essen wigs were also very much on the reddish side.

Because Apparently We Should Just Forget Slavery

If you’re familiar with the American Girl franchise, then you certainly know “Addy Walker,” the single African-American character in the company’s Historic Collection, and a former slave. Albeit educational, Addy’s story – of escaping slav…

Now, before I start, I want to say that I love Cecile (why did you retire her, AG? WHY?!?!) I loved the doll and I loved the fact that there was another African American character, especially one who had extremely pretty clothes.

But apparently, some parents think Cecile is much more appropriate for 8 year olds than Addy because Addy was a slave, and we don’t want our kids learning about that do we? Oh no, children, all the black people in American history were happy and well fed and had beautiful clothes!

As an educator I hate this. Yes, I understand the need to protect your children. If the Addy books had contained rape, murder, or anything like that (which did happen), I would have been shocked and I would not see that as appropriate for kids.

However, Addy’s story gave a very good introduction to the subject. And in a world where a VA history textbook told elementary students that African Americans willingly fought on the side of the South in the Civil War in great numbers, I think we need a better way of educating students.

Once, a middle school textbook, discussed the Indian situation like this:

“The Native Americans were treated unkindly by the settlers.”

Unkindly? Unkindly?!?

Stop watering down history for children! Both of the stories-Cecile’s and Addy’s-are nessecary and both are appropriate. Leave my Addy alone (who, by the way, is much better than Cecile in character-just sayin’. Addy is also beautiful and I’m tired of hearing people say Cecile is much better looking-makes me want to scream. My Addy is lovely.). Yes, as a kid I was saddened by these stories (and I read them at age 5) but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have read them. I was a white kid who had no knowledge of it before and this made me more symapthetic to black people-which is fortunate, since many of extended family is racist and seems strangely proud of the fact that, in my well documented family history, we can list slave owners and KKK members. (We can also list rum runners during prohibition apparently, but I’m okay with that ;)) P.S. I’m not ashamed of my history-I can’t help what people in the past did, but I don’t act super happy when I relate the tales. I’m not saying Addy was wholly responsible for making me a tolerant human being but she did help, and I was so happy to have her as a doll. (I bought her with birthday money from a racist family member, because it gave me a sick pleasure-I knew they’d flip if they knew I had bought a black doll.)

Addy was also historical in another sense-she was one of the first black dolls that wasn’t just a skin color swap. Her face reflects black features, her hair is textured. It’s not like Barbie. And, in a world where black children, BLACK CHILDREN, consistently choose white dolls over black ones because they are “ugly” or “bad” she broke new ground. Addy was important for black children but she was also important for white children-she taught us something too. She made black children proud and white children reflective.

So yes, I cannot wait to get Cecile (I’m divided between her or Rebecca for the next doll). But my girl Addy will always have a place of honor as one of the first characters to teach me not to be racist. Thanks Addy-I’ll be reading your books to my own kids.

Basically, hiding the history of so many of our fallen Americans (the ones who didn’t escape slavery, for whom there is no marker) is, to me, completely dishonoring the people who did not make it.