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Golden Hawk 2014-2016

Golden Hawk wins the 2016 Grey Stakes at Woodbine, Photo (X)

Golden Hawk (KY)

February 20, 2014- October 24, 2016

Golden Hawk, winner of the 2016 Gr.III Grey Stakes, was euthanized on October 24 following an injury sustained while working at Woodbine. 

Golden Hawk was bred in Kentucky by Live Oak Stud and was owned by Live Oak Plantation. He was by Tapit (KY), out of the Gone West (KY) mare Gone Purrfect (KY). His mother is a full sister to champion sprinter Speightstown. The chestnut was trained by Mark Casse. 

Golden Hawk was undefeated in two starts. His first start was a 7 furlong maiden race on the turf, defeating Woodbridge, and his second was the Grey Stakes, on dirt. The small field included Han Sense, King and His Court, Night Watchman, and Preemptive Strike. He won the race by 5 ½ lengths, and the final time was 1:43.38. The Grey Stakes was at one time a prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. It was removed this year and replaced by the Sam F. Davis Stakes. Had the race remained a prep race, Golden Hawk would’ve had 10 Derby Points.

King and His Court, who Golden Hawk soundly defeated, went on to win the Display Stakes and Coronation Futurity, and is now considered by many to be the favorite for the 2017 Queen’s Plate. 

Golden Hawk’s race record stands at 2: 2-0-0 with earnings of $93,502. 

I just noticed that (Vriska) is slightly shorter than current alpha Vriska. Which is nice! I was wondering if homestuck would depict physical signs of age difference between characters. (Vriska) died at 13 years old after all, while current Vriska is 16!

Which does make her relationship with meenah a little weird, even though she’d been in the dreambubbles for longer and could be considered waaay mentally older…

Many Happy Returns

Summary: When the tension between his niblings comes to a head, Stan decides to talk to Dipper about where his sister’s coming from. After all, he’s got a lot of experience being the twin left behind.

Set post Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future, so undoubtedly AU by the time Monday’s episode airs. Just an idea I had about Stan having a candid, vulnerable conversation with Dipper like they did in Roadside Attraction.

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apparently i’m not going to be able to let this go until i vent my spleen, so.

for those who’ve been away all weekend: at the agent carter panel at SDCC this weekend, michele fazekas called peggy carter a whore. in case you think that’s not really what happened, watch it here.

she wasn’t being ironic. it wasn’t said as a preemptive strike against others who might call peggy a whore. she just… said it. and then laughed, along with hayley atwell and james d’arcy, not as if she’d made a funny joke–because what’s the joke here?–but like, i don’t know, little kids who said a naughty word.

this whole thing is genuinely appalling. from anyone this would be appalling, but this is from the EP of a show that probably hasn’t done a single interview in the last year without mentioning the feminist aspect of her show. i’m willing to accept that at times fazekas seems uncomfortable with the attention on that aspect of the show, but there’s discomfort at taking that mantle, and then there’s actively engaging in misogyny, whether you’re a feminist or not.

and i really can’t even deal with the fact that hayley atwell, who’s grabbed the banner for the feminism of her show and her character with both hands and has actively held herself out to be a feminist, sat there and laughed and then toasted water bottles with fazekas at the comment. that’s disappointing as hell.

i saw james d’arcy in an interview yesterday say that he was proud to be playing the first male feminist on television, which: 1. no. 2. dude.

but people make mistakes. either they don’t know and they go on doing these things again, or they don’t care and no matter what others say they’ll keep doing it. or they realise they did something wrong and they make some attempt to correct that. that usually involves an apology.

this is where holding people accountable for their actions comes in, and this is also where i become really quite saddened by the response from fandom over this.

this tweet was from someone at the panel about one minute after it happened (the timestamp is australian time). there was one other tweet from someone in the panel. three days later: 6 retweets. there are 122 tweets since then that mention the fact that this even happened (search terms “peggy” and “whore”), and almost none of them are @ michele fazekas or hayley atwell.

by the end of the day on tumblr, there were only a couple of people still talking about this at all. i pretty much feel like i’m shouting into a void at this point, but THIS IS NOT OKAY.

this is literally no different from when chris evans and jeremy renner called black widow a slut. none. women don’t get a free pass on misogyny just because they’re women. and yet:

this was the day that video went up and the three days after. people were outraged. it was on every news platform you could imagine. it was probably a trending topic on twitter. AND RIGHTFULLY SO. these men are in some of the most watched movies on the planet. their words mean something, and it was important that the power of those words was stamped out in this instance.

meanwhile:

that’s it. three articles covering the panel mention it.

the fact that there’s been almost no reaction to this shows just how harmful casual, insidious use of this kind of language actually is. it makes it that much more important that people do call it out. and you’re not a bad person for letting someone know they did something wrong. the status quo never changes on its own. it’s even okay if your fave turns out to be a bit problematic, but it’s not okay if you give them a pass just because they are your fave.

so, yeah. i’m outraged that it happened in the first place, but i’m really disappointed in this fandom that is supposedly filled with feminists. it’s not feminist to unquestioningly support, even just by staying silent, everything other women do. peggy carter would never.

Happy Halloween.

It was the week before Halloween and the Marauders were in Muggle Studies, a class Lily didn’t take because…well, why? That was when the announcement was made that up until the actual DAY of Halloween everyone was going to be studying and reenacting the traditions of a MUGGLE celebration and writing their experiences and opinions of it as well as the reason WHY they do it, into some kind of essay.

Some groaned in protest, a lot of the Slytherins didn’t even have muggles they associated with to HELP them, but …that was not this group. At lunch Lily had arrived before everyone else because she had been let out early from class, and was sitting calmly eating in an empty spot on a table, making sure to keep the space around her open as a preemptive strike in favor of what she knew would happen… the boys would thunder in and they along with Anya and Arielle would encircle her and excitedly cram food in their mouths. She checked the time…

Three…

Two…

One…

BANG, in they came. Sirius with his arm wrapped around Arielle like some possessive cock of the walk and Anya tucked under Remus’ arm like she was ACTUALLY attached to him through some physical means.

Lily rolled up her sleeves on her school jumper and tilted her head, moving her hair out of the way “Good afternoon you lot”

Britain’s armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran’s nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned.

The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government.

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UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears | World news | The Guardian

So is this why the troops are being pulled out of Iraq, so that we can ship them to Iran? 

I’m just going to go ahead and call bullshit.

Having an irrational fear of abandonment is a common BPD trait.
Unfortunately many things can be perceived as abandonment. People not replying, people being too busy, not being invited to things, someone being favoured over you (even if it’s because they’re better for the job, or it was random selection), anything that makes you feel a little left out at all.. etc etc

So then you have your reactions, there’s trying to be calm and “normal” because you know what you’re feeling is irrational, but the way that usually goes is the harder you try to tell yourself it’s okay - the more irrational you get, your brain runs away with it, that’s no good.
Then there’s the preemptive strike, abandon them first, cut them off at the first sight of danger.
I think that’s a good way to explain Splitting; wanting to think the best of people, but demonising and detaching at the first sight of danger to avoid hurt.

please for the love of all that is good and holy do NOT start the “frankie is making fun of zach” shit. don’t do it. that has always been rhinestone’s character thing. always. we’re just making the connection now bc it’s hard not to.
frankie has made it abundantly clear that he will protect zach’s feelings above all else. if he wanted to get a dig in he could’ve easily mentioned zach with his clara belle character but he didn’t. he’s always gonna protect zach.

Hux is scary af

Here’s this guy, roughly Kylo Ren’s age, raised after the collapse of the Empire, and he’s so dedicated to wiping out the opposition (which was/is apparently the legitimate government in the galaxy, the First Order sort of grew out of the back edge of the galaxy) that he destroys multiple planets with billions of living people as a preemptive strike. He’s responsible for the kidnapping and brainwashing of Finn and thousands more. He’s the kind of guy who’s going to lose patience with Kylo and try to get rid of him tbh, and I don’t think he’s going to come back with something less horrible than Starkiller Base turned out to be.

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REMINDER: THIS IS A PEACEFUL SHOW OF RAGE; WE CONDEMN ANY ACTION OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE.

To all who are reading this,
We are Anonymous.

We call upon the citizens of the United States to rise up and stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson. They are currently fighting for their right to peacefully protest. The media will have you believe that these protesters are looters and criminals. This is certainly not the case. As we’ve seen tonight with our own eyes, the police began preemptively striking the protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash bangs. We’ve seen journalists assaulted and arrested, targeted by tear gas and rubber bullets, and told to turn off their cameras and move away or be subject to arrest. We witnessed as police threatened demonstrators to DISPERSE AND RETURN TO THEIR HOMES, and then firing tear gas in people’s own yards.

We cannot sit still and watch this happen. It is our time to get off our chairs, turn off the TV, and make ourselves heard. Let us all stand in solidarity with Mike Brown, the people of Ferguson, and every single person that was brutalized, and brutally murdered by so-called authorities.

Anonymous plans to assist with protests by leaving our keyboards and going on the ground with the people. Our collective will join those who demonstrate on the streets.

***DAY OF RAGE, AUGUST 14TH 2014***
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CITIES (Hours correspond with local time for each city):
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CHICAGO - 6:00PM (Richard J Daley Center, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602)

DETROIT - 7:00PM (Hart Plaza, One Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan 48226)

NEW YORK - 7:00PM (Lower Manhattan: Union Square; Upper Manhattan: By Morningside Park entrance @ 123 Street and Morningside in Harlem; Brooklyn: Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy; Queens: Baisely Pond Park, Jamaica, New York 11436)

WASHINGTON D.C. - 7:00PM (Malcolm X Park, Washington, District of Columbia 20009)

BOSTON - 7:00PM (INSIDE BOSTON COMMON near the corner of Beacon St and Park St in front of the Massachusetts State House)

LOS ANGELES - 4:00PM (LEIMERT PLAZA PARK 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008)

NEW ORLEANS - 6:00PM (Lafayette Square, New Orleans, LA 70130)

Other cities are mentioned here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y…
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*=+*+=Wear red ribbons or arm bands to show your support.=+*=+*

#StandWithFerguson #OpFerguson

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Tagging this, which I usually never do, but what the hell...

I really don’t know why anyone would be worried over the scene in the new sneak peek (and not many people seem to be, but I have seen a small few). 

#1 - Leanne Aguilera described the scene in the sheriffs station as “swoon-worthy and heartfelt”. There is obviously more to the scene, you can tell by how it cut off at the end. We haven’t seen the entire thing.

#2 - “Whatever you did, you’re not that person anymore.” This is a line we know is from Unforgiven and, odds are, is from Emma to Killian in that same sneak peek scene. 

#3 - THE BTS SHOTS OF CS FROM 4.20

If all else fails, focus on that last one, people.

Breathe. We’re good. Everything’s good. Emma having a chance to be the one to tackle Killian’s walls is good.

Depth. Development. We like it.

Anonymous said: What each house thinks about revenge?

Hufflepuff:

We should always protect our loved ones, whether that is with a preemptive strike or in retaliation is up to the individual.

Gryffindor:

I personally think revenge is wrong, and prefer not to do it. But i have to admit, it can be really tempting.

Ravenclaw:

“He saw a skull floating on the water, and said to it, ‘Because you drowned others, they drowned you. And they will also eventually be drowned because they drowned you.’”

Slytherin:

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” BULLSHIT. If someone wrongs you, they must be punished. That’s just how it works. If you let it go, you lose twice.