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  I found this on Facebook. I don’t know who wrote it. If I find out, I will add the name.

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To those who voted for DT because they had understandable reasons:
Remember when the President said he wasn’t going to take a salary? He just accepted his second paycheck.
Remember when he said Mexico was going to pay for the wall? He has asked Congress to appropriate the $25 billion of taxpayer money to cover costs.
Remember when he said he wasn’t going to go on vacation or play golf? 5 of the last 7 weekends he went on vacation and played golf, costing taxpayers $11.1 million.
Remember when he said he was going to use American steel to build these dangerous pipelines? Russian steel arrived last week for the Keystone Pipeline XL.
Remember when he said he wasn’t going to cut social security and Medicare? The Republican bill does just this.
Remember when he said that nobody on his campaign had any communications with the Russian government? 7 of his people have now admitted they spoke and/or met with Russian officials, after they lied and got caught.
Remember when he said he was going to divest from his businesses? Changed his mind.
Remember when he said he was going to release his tax returns? Changed his mind.
Remember when he said he was going to drain the swamp of Washington insiders? His cabinet is filled with lobbyists, oil and Wall Street executives.
Remember when he said would defeat ISIS in 30 days? He doesn’t have a plan.
Remember when he said that the Obamacare replacement would cover more people at lower cost? The AHCA that the GOP and 45 are now pushing; they now admit will cover fewer people at a higher cost.
If you voted for him, please hold him accountable to what he promised you - for all of our sakes.

Inktober 014: Grumpy, confused, possibly embarrassed Keith 

Lance is probably doing something adorable and he feels conflicted

Tools: Zig Cartoonist Sumi Ink, a dip pen with a Manuscript Leonardt Drawing Nip (DP801), Strathmore Bristol Board

How are you guys not feeling a bit cheated? 🤷🏻‍♀️I suspect many of you are, but would rather not admit it.

Remember when the President said he wasn’t going to take a salary?
🔴He just accepted his second paycheck.
▶Remember when he said Mexico was going to pay for the wall?
🔴He has asked Congress to appropriate the $25 billion of taxpayer money to cover costs.
▶Remember when he said he wasn’t going to go on vacation or play golf?
🔴5 of the last 7 weekends he went on vacation and played golf, costing taxpayers $11.1 million.
▶Remember when he said he was going to use American steel to build these dangerous pipelines?
🔴Russian steel arrived last week for the Keystone Pipeline XL.
▶Remember when he said he wasn’t going to cut social security and Medicare?
🔴The Republican bill does just this.
▶Remember when he said that nobody on his campaign had any communications with the Russian government?
🔴7 of his people have now admitted they spoke and/or met with Russian officials, after they lied and got caught.
▶Remember when he said he was going to divest from his businesses?
🔴Changed his mind.
▶Remember when he said he was going to release his tax returns?
🔴Changed his mind. (May I add…unless you want to count the 2 pages of his 2005 tax return)
▶Remember when he said he was going to drain the swamp of Washington insiders?
🔴His cabinet is filled with lobbyists, oil and Wall Street executives.
▶Remember when he said would defeat ISIS in 30 days?
🔴He doesn’t have any plan.
▶Remember when he said that the Obamacare replacement would cover more people at lower cost?
🔴The AHCA that the GOP and 45 are now pushing; they now admit will cover fewer people at a higher cost.
NOTE: If YOU voted for him, please hold him accountable to what he promised YOU - for all of OUR sakes.

Top 10 Facts Of The Day (March 27, 2017)

10. Volkswagen was sued by Czechoslovakian car maker Tatra before WWII because the original Beetle was so similar to the Tatra T97. After Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938 the lawsuit was cancelled by the Nazis.

9. When Paris fell to the Nazis in 1940, French soldiers cut the elevator cables to the Eiffel Tower. This meant that if Hitler wanted to hoist a swastika flag, they would have to climb hundreds of stairs to get to the top.

8. Carlsberg beer used to have a Swastika (as a symbol of purity) in its logo. They removed it in 1940 after the Nazi’s appropriated it.

7. When men don’t masturbate for 7 days their testosterone levels increase by 45.7%.

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two and half minutes to midnight

they say, “love thy neighbor”
unless thy neighbor says
inshallah when speaking quietly into the phone
as she checks in on her mother.

they say, “we’re not paying
these goddamned insurance premiums,”
but they cheer with righteous furor at
a wall made from 25 billion USD
of their God-given,
hard-earned
money.

they say, “make America great again,”
and then they rid the country of its innovation,
its diversity and heart, its compassion
for the tired and the poor.

they say, “drain the swamp,” while
CEOs and neurosurgeons and heirs to fortune
make their homes in our legislature
suggesting policy that is unsupported by
fact, or hope, or even people
at its center.

they say, “hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that,”
and they forget that the man who was shot
for the rhetoric they gleefully co-opt
also wrote, “we have no alternative but to protest.”

they want non-violence but they call the non-violent
thugs and rioters as they shoot them and
leave them in the street, asking
“what do you people want?
slavery ended years ago.”

they say “women are equal,”
while giving rapists Academy Awards and
Presidencies.

and you say, “give them a chance,
i know great folks, wonderful folks who
voted for that guy,” but somehow you miss that
voting for that guy means voting for his policies, means
voting for the doomsday clock ticking 30 seconds
closer to midnight.

when Barack Obama took office,
reducing unemployment and
making healthcare accessible to all,
they burned effigies.

now that Donald Trump is
sitting in the White House, holding a pen
to sign Executive Orders that will
kill so many dreams (if not people)

i am scared of
what will burn next.

i have the bodies of both of my theses done and they are both sitting ~40 pages. once i add in an introduction, conclusion, and bibliography, they should come out at ~55 pages each. in the past three months, i have read 25 books and a billion journal articles and written more than 100 pages of historical research, and i’m honestly so proud of myself like holy shit

Some facts about Pablo Escobar

  • He made so much money, that he spent around $2,500 dollars every month on rubber bands to hold all his cash together.
  • Reportedly, a rat infestation meant that $1 Billion was ruined every year. Escobar didn’t care because that money would be replaced within days.
  • He built his own private zoo, that housed exotic birds, giraffes, hippos and herds of antelope.
  • Once when hiding out in an abandoned farm, he burned $2 Billion in a bonfire to save his daughter from freezing to death.
  • He even built his own prison. It featured a soccer field, a giant doll’s house, a bar, and a Jacuzzi.
  • At his peak, he had a personal wealth of close to $25 billion.
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Americans purchase more than 25 billion doses of acetaminophen each year. Most people pop those pills into their mouth without a second thought. To you, they’re just pills. But to Peter Juzak, they’re gorgeous, abstract works of art. Granted, you need a microscope to see acetaminophen like Juzak sees it after smashing tablets to bits.

SEE MORE: Turns out pain pills look insane under a microscope.

@veshkashaw said: Kashleth as neighbors. apartment/offices/business, any kind of building really

Sandwiched between a second-hand bookstore and a perpetually-for-sale clinic, the coffee shop isn’t exactly the hottest piece of real estate, but it’s homey. Plant boxes brimming with brightly colored flowers fill the wide front windows, and the half dozen mismatched tables and chairs crammed into the narrow room feel more cozy than crowded. The counter stretches the length of the room and has a display case filled with a selection of pastries from the bakery three blocks over, and the shop’s menu is scrawled out in flowing script on a handmade chalkboard above the bar.

And, of course, there’s the espresso machine, a hulking and outdated thing by industry standards that Percy lovingly improved in a fit of passion.

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like the thing w/ the wall is that construction could take up to 16 years and cost at a maximum of $25 billion (i just double checked)

now I don’t live in the states but like I’m fairly certain there are hundreds of communities, both rural and urban, that could do so fucking much with just a tiny fraction of that money.

like so many roads could be paved, schools could be built, staff for public services could be hired, parks cleaned up and revitalised, like i don’t live there so i don’t know what the exact problems you guys have are but things could be made so much better in so many places across the country with that money. 

but instead it’s being poured into a pointless vanity project that i’m 99% certain will be cancelled by the next president. it’s ridiculous.

THIS POST MAKES ME SO UPSET BECAUSE I HAVE JUVENILE ARTHRITIS WHICH MEANS MY 25 BILLION WHITE BLOOD CELLS HAVE SO LITTLE CHILL THAT THEY’RE ATTACKING ME BECAUSE THEY CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MY OWN BODY AND A VIRUS. THEY’RE SO STUPID THEY’RE KILLING EACHOTHER OFF BECAUSE THEY CANT FUCKIN RELAX TO THE POINT I HAVE TO TAKE MEDICATION SPECIFICALLY TO KILL THEM OFF, AND YA’LL HErE TELLIN ME TO APPRECIATE THEM FUCK THOSE GUYS MAN 

Donald Trump Is Going To Kill Me

I thought I was recovered from my drug-induced lupus erythematosus. I hadn’t had ANY symptoms (that couldn’t be easily attributed to my other illnesses) for like a month.

And then motherfucking Trump was elected and now I’ve got a rash on my face, swelling in my knees and ankles, a fever with flushing and hot flashes, and nothing else to pin any of it on. (For those who don’t know, that’s textbook Lupus symptoms.) Not to mention nearly all of my other symptoms of everything else I have are worse. I’m so stressed that my body started attacking itself. I can’t take this.

Meanwhile there are assholes who think I’m exaggerating and overreacting when I say I fear for my wellbeing and I’m desperate to get out of the country. He’s going to drop taxes so much that Social Security Disability Insurance is going to have to be cut from the federal budget along with the health insurance that comes with it. I’ll have no income and no health insurance to cover my 8 doctors and 16 medications that I need to live. And he won’t even try to fix it because he doesn’t give a fuck about disabled people. Need proof?

Donald Trump accused a reporter whom he had mocked of “using his disability to grandstand,” because he honestly thinks those who dare to be disabled in public must just want attention.
As a real estate developer, Trump’s properties have been sued several times for violating the ADA, when you can literally find out how to follow the ADA from Google in 30 minutes or less.
His website’s “issues” section does not provides any information on disability, special education, or relevant health care policy. “Our most vulnerable American citizens who can’t control the fact that they can’t work shouldn’t have to starve to death, die of exposure, or die of treatable diseases,” is not a controversial statement. All Republican presidents before him have supported that statement.
And when he does mention our issues, he writes shit like this in his books: “Then there’s the disability racket. Did you know that one out of every 20 people in America now claims disability? That adds up to $170 billion a year in disability checks. Between 2005 and 2009, it is estimated that $25 billion were eaten up in fraudulent Social Security Disability Insurance filings. On and on, scam after scam it goes; as always, taxpayers are the ones getting stiffed.”

Yeah, he literally thinks me having income and health insurance is a scam to taxpayers. And that’s literally all he has to say when it comes to disability policies. Still think I’m being melodramatic and overreacting? If the stress of this doesn’t literally kill me, Donald Trump will literally kill me.

If you voted for Donald Trump, you did this to me. You triggered a potentially life threatening illness that I was nearly completely recovered from. And now I’m going to take MONTHS trying to recover all over again. You are the reason I will barely be able to get out of bed, let alone leave my home, for this entire holiday season. And in the next 4-8 years, you might become responsible for my death. I hope you fucking know that.

Yesterday in my halaqah I was trying to find the best analogy to explain Allah’s transaction with us, because it’s so amazing! Imagine a person offering you a 25 billion dollar house for 25 cents. But, he tells you to put that 25 cents in your *own* bank account!
God asks us to do something finite (worship and obedience) in exchange for something infinite (far greater than 25 billion dollars). AND even that small payment (worship, like prayer) is for *our own good*, not His! It goes into our bank account–not His! Whatever He has commanded us to do, is for our own good. And whatever He has commanded us to avoid, is for our own protection. Our prayer benefits us–not Him. And yet He rewards us for it!
Infinitely.
That is Al Kareem. The Most Generous.
—  Yasmin Mogahed
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OK but like a genre staple of Romance Anime is that when The Love Interest touches The Love Interestee unexpectedly, the Love Interestee immediately touches the spot The Love Interest touched because it left you with Tingles and Fuzzies and Warms and Doki Dokis?

also i’ve watched this scene 25 billion times and I can attest that Victor’s breath hitches when Yuuri headbutts him and if that’s not love i don’t know what is