The House GOP just voted and passed its Tax Reform Bill that would cause tuition waviers to be counted as taxable income. This could raise taxes of grad students so much that it makes graduate study completely unaffordable.

Chris Marsicano started a Twitter thread on how to effectively create impactful voices to be heard by the GOPs in the Senate during reconciliation of the House and Senate Tax Bills:

1. As y'all know, I study higher ed lobbyists and used to work for one. A friend asked how I would lobby against the Graduate School Tuition Waiver Tax if I were still in the game. I thought about it, and here’s how I would tell students to oppose the #GradStudentTax

2. First, I would shorten the name of the Graduate School Tuition Waiver Tax to the “Grad Student Tax.”   AKA: #GradStudentTax Is it reductive? Yes. Does it get the point across? Also, Yes. 

3. The next thing I would do is get #GradStudentTax opponents in the following states to start calling their GOP Senators: 

Utah - Sen. Hatch - (801) 524-4380
Iowa - Sen. Grassley - (515) 288-1145 
Idaho - Sen. Crapo - (208) 334-1776 
Kansas - Sen. Roberts - (913) 451-9343


Wyoming - Sen. Enzi - (307) 772-2477
Texas - Sen. Cornyn - (512) 469-6034
South Dakota - Sen. Thune - (605) 334-9596
North Carolina - Sen. Burr - (800) 685-8916
Georgia - Sen. Isakson - (770) 661-0999
Ohio - Sen. Portman - (614) 469-6774 


Pennsylvania - Sen. Toomey - (717) 782-3951
Nevada - Sen. Heller - (702) 388-6605
South Carolina - Sen. Scott - (803) 771-6112
Lousiana - Sen. Cassidy - (225) 929-7711

6. Why those states? Those are the states that GOP members of the Senate Finance committee represent. When the House and Senate Bills are reconciled, these are the people who will be doing the reconciling. You want the #GradStudentTax gone in the final bill.

7. I would then tell anyone who plans on calling their Senators to express opposition to the #GradStudentTax in the kindest way possible. In short, keep your cool when talking to Senate staffers. You’re a lot more likely to get your message across if you are kind. 

8. After that, I would tell grad students opposed to the #GradStudentTax to write and submit op-eds to the newspaper that covers your local area or an area you can claim as “home.” These newspapers might include: 


UT - Deseret News/The Salt Lake Tribune 
IA - Des Moines Register
ID - Idaho Statesman
KS - Kansas City Star
WY - Wyoming Tribune Eagle
TX - Houston Chronicle
SD - Argus Leader
NC - Raleigh News and Observer/Charlotte Observer


GA - Atlanta Journal Constitution
OH - Columbus Dispatch
PA - Philadelphia Inquirer
NV - Las Vegas Review-Journal
SC - The State LA - New Orleans Times-Picayune

11. I guarantee that someone on each of those Senators’ staffs reads the local newspaper cover to cover every day. You want the #GradStudentTax to be on their minds.

12. I would then caution #GradStudentTax/#GradSchoolTax opponents against hitting the streets - protest style. For some of these Senators protest will only fuel the narrative that grad students are privileged, elite, liberal snowflakes in their ivory tower. 

13.  While that is incredibly unfair, that is how some Senators will see your impassioned speech about the #GradStudentTax. Instead, this is a great time to use the skills you’ve learned in academia. 

14. By now, you have spent so much time as a grad student learning how to write. Use those skills - write emails, letters, op-eds, etc. There is a place for open protest, but the written word is much stronger than any picket sign or chant when it comes to the #GradStudentTax.

15. Most importantly, keep your eye on the prize - finishing your research/dissertation/thesis etc. If this bill will cripple your ability to go to grad school, do all you can to finish before the #GradStudentTax/#GradSchoolTax gets enacted. 

16. We need citizen-academics to change the world with their research. That is a lot harder to do if the #GradStudentTax forces you to quit before you get “PhD” at the end of your name.  Do all you can to finish, and do so ASAP. 

17. Lastly, I would tell #GradStudentTax opponents stay out of the way of the universities and other organizations that are fighting on your behalf. If you are in graduate school, chances are your university has a lobbyist who is fighting tooth and nail for your future. 

18. Don’t get in your lobbyist’s way by being mean to Senators or their staff. Your lobbyists need to draw on good relationships they’ve spent years building in order to do their jobs. Don’t tie one hand behind their backs just because you are (understandably) angry.

19. That’s how I would tell #gradstudents to oppose the #GradStudentTax if I was still a lobbyist. But I’m not, so I defer to actual university lobbyists who do incredible work. If you hear something different from them, listen to them. Trust me, they know what they are doing.

look at Natsu being bad ass even though he doesn’t have Igneels power anymore, and Lucy getting worried for him… my little heart can take no more… so anxious to get some resolution and for this war to end

Originally posted by gurl

Fairy tail 523 +: BIG REVELATION! Lucy VS Zeref/ Secret Hidden In The Chapter Titles !

Yeeeeee!!!! my new theory my subs!!!!!!

it’s here let’s goooooo!!!!! :D

(Les sous-titres en français bientôt dispo ;) )

PS : As many people, I seen the news about the end of fairy tail…

This ad does not really make sense to me because this arc is really bad for an end of fairy tail, there is no logic to this announcement, really I dont know what to say…

I feel this problem with fairy tail since the end of tartaros, everything is too fast and shipped, fights spriggans, End, natsu vs gray … but I would return in more detail about it in video ,

I don’t know yet what will happen to my channel, because I didn’t expect that, so I will try to publish as many theories as I could write, and there are many

So if I don’t answer your messages, don’t be angry with me XD, I would do it as soon as I have time, i promise ;) The theories I would publish will be enormous in revelations and to its climax, really I ask you to prepare yourself because will be my biggest theories,

So while waiting for my subs, take care, And courage to Mashima for this final arc, courage to my subs who may be sad about this news, and hope that the level goes up and that Mashima finishes his manga in beauty;)

Nina <3

2017′s Top Athletes

For a community based on competition, the sports community on Tumblr is incredibly supportive and kind.

1. Ali Krieger
2. Ashlyn Harris
3. Yuzuru Hanyu +13

Originally posted by jardinaquatique

4. Auston Matthews
5. Christen Press +1
6. Tobin Heath −3
7. Sidney Crosby +2
8. Tyler Seguin +3
9. Neymar −5
10. Cristiano Ronaldo −5
11. Serena Williams +1

Originally posted by milikkashad

12. William Nylander
13. Mitch Marner
14. Tom Daley
15. Alex Morgan −8
16. Kelley O'Hara −3
17. Shoma Uno
18. Tessa and Scott
19. André Burakovsky
20. Conor McGregor
21. Paulo Dybala
22. Sergio Ramos
23. Antoine Griezmann −5
24. Daniel Ricciardo
25. Sebastian Vettel
26. Morgan Rielly
27. Erik Durm
28. Lionel Messi −20
29. Marco Asensio
30. Fernando Torres

The number in italics indicates how many spots a name moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded names weren’t on the list last year.


Jacob’s rifle

Designed by brigadier general John Jacob c.1859 and manufactured by Swinburn&Sons c.1862 for Jacob’s own Indian rifleman regiment - serial number 246.
.524 caliber bullet with four .585 notches that fit the gun’s rifling, fitted with a copper-cased fulminate mercury insert, percussion lock, side-by-side twin barrels, three express sights and a ladder sight graduated from 300 to 2000 yards, with 1200 yards/roughly a kilometer considered the maximum effective range.

Designed as a high-precision anti-material rifle about 55 years before any other such weapon would see widespread use, Jacob’s rifle would achieve his role -blowing up shells, powder kegs and other inflammable targets- using a percussion-sensitive explosive bullet tip.
The weapons and their ammunition were never widely used in any military conflict as John Jacobs died a short time before his marksman regiment could be fully equipped, and the rifles instead went on to be sold on the civilian big game hunting market.
Remember, if it took more than one shot, you weren’t using a Jacob’s.

BTS songs {A masterlist}*

Hey there ARMYs! This is a masterlist of BTS’ songs. This includes all the songs, unofficial songs, covers, OST, mixtape, etc!

Hope you enjoy!

Its gonna be a long post


1st Single Album: 2 Cool 4 Skool [2013]

1. INTRO: 2 Cool 4 Skool (feat. DJ Friz)
2. We Are Bulletproof Pt.2
3. SKIT: Circle Room Talk
4. No More Dream
5. Interlude
6. 좋아요 (I Like You)
7. OUTRO: Circle Room Cypher
8. (Path)

1st Mini album: O!RUL8,2 ? [2013]

1. INTRO: O!RUL8,2?
2. N.O
3. We On
4. SKIT: R U Happy Now?
5. If I Ruled The World
6. Coffee
7. BTS Cypher Pt.1
8. 진격의 방탄 (Attack on Bangtan)
9. 팔도강산 (Satoori rap)
10. OUTRO: Luv In Skool

2nd Mini Album: Skool Luv Affair [2014]

1. INTRO: Skool Luv Affair
2. 상남자 (Boy In Luv)
3. SKIT: Soulmate
4. 어디에서 왔는지 (Where Did You come From?)
5. 하루만 (Just One Day)
6. Tomorrow
7. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
8. 등골브레이커 (Spine Breaker)
9. Jump
10. OUTRO: Propose

11 Miss Right

1st Japan Single Album: No More Dream [2014]

1. No More Dream (Japanese ver)
2.進撃の防弾 (Attack On Bangtan) (Japanese ver)
3. いいね (I Like It) (Japanese ver)

2nd Japan Single Album: Boy In Luv [2014]

1. Boy In Luv (Japanese ver)
2. N.O (Japanese ver)
3. Just One Day (Japanese ver)

1st Album: Dark & Wild [2014]

1. INTRO: What Am I To You
2. Danger
3. 호르몬 전쟁 (War Of Hormones)
4. 힙합성애자 (Hip Hop Lover)
5. Let Me Know
6. Rain
7. BTS Cypher Pt. 3: Killer (Feat. Supreme Boi)
8. INTERLUDE: 뭐해 (What Are You Doing)
9. 핸드폰 좀 꺼줄래 (Could You Turn Off Your Phone Please)
10. 이불킥 (Blanket Kick)
11. 24/7=Heaven
12. 여기 봐 (Look At Me)
13. 2학년 (2nd Grade)
14. OUTRO: 그게 말이 돼? (Does That Make Sense?)

1st Japanese Album: Wake Up [2015]

2.The Stars
3. Jump
4. Danger
5. いいね!Pt.2~あの場所で~
6. Wake Up

3rd Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 1 [2015]

1. INTRO: 화양연화
2. I Need U
3. 잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight)
4. SKIT: Expectation!
5. 쩔어 (Dope)
6. 흥탄소년단 (Boyz With Fun)
7. Converse High
8. 이사 (Move)
9. OUTRO: Love Is Not Over

4th Japan Single Album: For You [2015]

1. For You
2. ホルモン戦争 War Of Hormone – (Japanese Ver.)
3. Let Me Know (Japanese ver)

4th Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 2 [2015]

1. INTRO: Never Mind
2. Run
3. Butterfly
4. Whalien 52
5. Ma City
6. 뱁새 (Silver Spoon)
7. SKIT: One Night In A Strange City
8. 고엽 (Autumn Leaves)
9. OUTRO: House of Cards

5th Japan Single Album: I NEED U [2015]

1. I NEED U (Japanese Ver.)
2. DOPE -超ヤベー!- (Japanese Ver.)
3. フンタン少年団 (Japanese Ver.)

6th Japan Single Album: RUN [2016]

1. Run (Japanese ver)
2. Butterfly (Japanese ver)
3. Good Day

Special Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Live) Young Forever [2016]

– CD 1 –
1. Intro : 화양연화
3. 잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight)
4. 고엽 (Autumn Leaves)
5. Butterfly (Prologue Mix)
6. RUN
7. Ma City
8. 뱁새 (Crow It / Baepsae)
9. 쩔어 (Dope)
10. 불타오르네 (Fire)
11. Save ME
12. EPILOGUE : Young Forever

– CD 2 –
1. Converse High
2. 이사 (Move)
3. Whalien 52
4. Butterfly
5. House Of Cards (full length edition)
6. Love Is Not Over (full length edition)
7. I NEED U (Urban Mix)
8. I NEED U (Remix)
9. RUN (Ballad Mix)
10. RUN (Alternative mix)
11. Butterfly (Alternative mix)

2nd Japanese Album: Youth [2016]

1. Introduction: Youth
2. Run
3. Fire
4. 超ヤベー! (Dope)
5. Good Day
6. Save ME
7. フンタン少年団 (Boyz with Fun)
8. ペップセ (Baepsae)
9. Wishing On A Star
10. Butterfly
11. For You
12. I Need U
13. Epilogue: Young Forever

2nd Album: WINGS [2016]

1. INTRO: Boy Meets Evil
2. 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)
3. Begin
4. Lie
5. Stigma
6. First Love
7. Reflection
9. Awake
10. Lost
11. BTS Cypher 4
12. Am I Wrong
13. 21세기 소녀 (21st Century Girl)
14. 둘! 셋! (그래도 좋은 날이 더 많기를) Two! Three! (Because we have more better days)
15. INTERLUDE: Wings

16. Spring day
17. Not Today
18. OUTRO: Wings
19. A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone

7th Japan Single Album: Blood Sweat & Tears [2017]

1. 血、汗、涙 (Blood Sweat and Tears)
2. Not Today (Japanese ver)
3. Spring Day (Japanese ver)


Suga – All I Do Is Win
BTS – Bangtan Hook
RM – Check The Voice
RM – Favorite Girl
BTS – Let’s Introduce Bangtan Room
RM & JK – Like A Star
Suga – Min Diss
Suga – Min Swagger
BTS – 닥투
BTS – 방탄소넌단의 즐업
RM – 비싼 여자 (Expensive Girl)
RM, Suga & Jin – 학교의눈물 (School Of Tears)
BTS – 흔하의 슴생의 크리스마스 ( A Typical Trainee’s Christmas)
RM, Suga & Jin – Adult Child
BTS – Thinking About U
BTS – The Swagger
Suga – 싸이하누월


Jin, Jimin, Jungkook & V – You’re My
Jungkook – 일하는중 (Working)
Jungkook – SOFA
Jimin & Jungkook – Christmas Day
V – Someone Like You
Jin – 엄마 (Mom)
V & J-Hope – 안아줘(Hug Me)
Jin – 난 너를 사랑해
Jungkook – Lost Stars
Jungkook – Paper Hearts
Rap Monster & Jungkook – Fools
Jungkook – Nothing Like Us
Jungkook – Purpose
Jungkook – Beautiful (OST Goblin)
Jungkook – We Don’t Talk Anymore
Jungkook & Jimin – We Don’t Talk Anymore pt. 2
Suga, Jin & JK – So Far Away


Rap Monster: RM (2015)
1. 목소리
2. Do You
3. 각성
4. Monster
5. 버려
6. 농담
7. God Rap
8. Rush
9. Life
10. 표류
11. I Believe

J-Hope: 1 Verse (2015) Listen here
1. 1 VERSE

Agust D: Agust D (2016) Listen here
1. Intro: Dt SugA (Feat DJ Friz)
2. Agust D
3. Give It To Me
4. Skit
5. 치리사일사팔 (724148)
6. 140503 새벽에 (140503 at dawn)
7. 마지막 (The Last)
8. Tony Montana (Feat. Yankie)
9. Interlude: Dream, Reality
10. So Far Away (Feat. Suran)


BTS - A typical idol christmas

BTS – Born Singer

JK, Jimin, V & J-Hope – Beautiful

Jimin & V – 95 Graduation
BTS – So 4 More
BTS – We Are Bulletproof pt. 1
RM & JK – 아라요 (I Know)
BTS – Arirang
Jin – Awake (Christmas ver)
RM – Always
RM & V – 네시 (4 o’clock)


RM ft. Mandy Ventrice – Fantastic
RM x Wale – Change  


BTS – Comeback Home (Original: Seo Taiji – Comeback Home)


Hwarang OST Part.2: Jin & V – 죽어도 너야 (Even If I Die, It’s You)

Cover Performances

Shinwa - This love & T.O.P.

TVXQ - Something

Shinwa - Perfect man

Seo Taiji and boys - Class Idea

Rain - Rainism

Kim SungJae - As I told you

8eight - Without a heart

5th Mini Album: Love Yourself : Her [2017]

1. INTRO: Serendipity
2. DNA
3. Best Of Me
4. Illegal/Dimple
5. Pied Piper
6. SKIT: Billboard Music Awards Speech
7. MIC Drop
8. Go Go
9. OUTRO: Her

< Hidden Track >
10. SKIT: Hesitation and Fear
11. Sea

And that’s it! If I did miss some songs do tell me and hope you liked it!

None of the videos are mine, credit to the rightful owner!