Voting is so important

I registered as a a Democrat (I was an independent) just so I can vote Bernie Sanders in the primaries. If all the people who voted for Obama step out again and vote for Bernie, he’ll win. 

Seriously, us young people are the ones who change the world. Revolutions are not fought or won by those in power. We do have the power to change the tide of things in this country. We look to Canada and some European countries with envy because of their universal healthcare and anti-homelessness programs and their cheap/free education. We can have that here! 

The baby boomers are much smaller in number than those who are 18-30. We can rule this country. 

Vote. Vote. Vote. 


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Wordy Wednesday: Bae Shapiro

I first discovered Ben, or bae as I like to refer to him, while watching conservative youtube videos while I procrastinated on my homework. He was refreshingly articulate and intelligent; and spoke with a conviction that could leave no Republican uninspired. The intimidatingly brilliant graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law is editor at large of Breitbart News ans author of Primetime Propaganda, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, The People vs Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration, and Bullies: How The Left’s Culture of Fear & Intimidation Silences America.

  • Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.“
  • Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality.

  • When people are desperate or wealthy, they turn to socialism; only when they have no other alternative do they embrace the free market. After all, lies about guaranteed security are far more seductive than lectures about personal responsibility.

  • Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.

  • Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God’s sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.

  • Obama’s entire foreign policy was predicated on the notion that by existing, he would bridge all gaps and bury all hatchets. Instead, the Muslim world burns his picture even as he tells them he respects their radicalism. It turns out that diversity is a one-way street for the devotees of global Islam.

  • President Obama is a gifted politician. He is gifted with rhetoric virtuosity. He is gifted with the ability to lie directly to camera without blinking. And he is gifted with some of the most incompetent conservative opposition in the history of the country.

  • When the Soviet Union fell, optimistic scholars believed the world had shifted inexorably in the direction of free markets and liberal democracy. Instead, the West gradually embraced bigger government and weaker social bonds, creating a fragmented society in which the only thing we all belong to, as President Barack Obama puts it, is the state.

  • Wishful thinking won’t make the Palestinians an Israeli peace partner, no matter how much President Barack Obama pressures Israel to make concessions; caustically mocking Putin’s worldview won’t make it any less real or mitigate the Russian threat.

  • Capitalism invariably boils down to barter between two willing parties, neither of whom uses force to work with the other.

  • The European style of living is seductive: fewer hours worked, more hours at the cafe, less concern over self-betterment. But that style of living does not produce a purposeful life.

  • America’s liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou.

  • Obama seems to inspire a bizarre personal loyalty among his advocates, particularly among young people who should by all rights be concerned with their fading futures and collapsing prospects.

  • Why should Congresspeople have to visit D.C.? Thanks to Skype, meetings are possible across the country. Thanks to email, communications are simple. And we’ve had the technology to vote from afar for decades. Why should we have backroom deals made over cigars thousands of miles distant from those who are affected by those deals?

  • Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America’s global enemies sense a failure of will.

  • By giving professors jobs for life, universities create a feeling of unanswerable power among too many. Tenured professors who are uninterested in serving the student body are less likely to respond favorably to criticism, and are more likely to feel the freedom to intimidate or harass those with opposing viewpoints.

  • Capitalism requires individual responsibility and accountability. People are seen as atomized units in a capitalist system - they are either useful, or they are not. They are not seen racially or ethnically or religiously. They consume and they produce, and those are their only relevant characteristics.

  • Musicians are, by and large, not the most politically savvy crew.

  • Obama’s pop-cultural focus may seem demeaning to the office of the presidency. It may be mockable. But it is also tremendously effective.

  • Black culture has contributed hugely to American society: The civil rights movement brought meaning to American notions of equality and freedom; black contributions to politics, science, music, and art have helped enrich all of us. To demean these accomplishments and contributions by listing rap among them is to demean black culture as a whole

  • The reason that conservatives lost the 2012 election was garishly simple: most people in America don’t follow politics that closely. What they see about the various candidates are what the candidates say about each other, and what the media say about the candidates.

  • The leftist philosophy of violence is simple: It’s good when it’s being used for leftist causes. It’s bad when it’s being used for any other purpose.

  • No wonder the left seeks to avoid political debate at all costs. Why bother? Members of the left are not interested in having a debate about policy. They are not interested in debating what is right or wrong for the country. They are interested in debating you personally. They are interested in castigating you as a nasty human being because you happen to disagree.

  • The university system has been monopolized by a group of folks who believe that it’s no longer worthwhile debating the evidence on tax rates, or whether the Laffer curve is right, or whether Keynesian policies actually promote economic growth. They don’t want to debate those issues. What they want to teach instead is that is you are personally ignorant, bigoted, corrupt, and mean if you disagree with them. Their opinions are not opinions; they are fact. This is the hallmark of being stuck inside a bubble. The people who occupy the professoriate have not had to work a real job – a job with real-world consequences – in over 30 years. They’ve lived on a campus where everyone agrees with them, convincing them that their beliefs are universally-held. Anyone who disagrees is a “flat earther.” Anyone who disagrees is a monster.

  • Real-life teens wish they could live like the teens Hollywood promotes. Everyone has sex, and relationships are deep and meaningful, even if they only last a couple episodes. There are never any consequences to any action, except for experiencing the angst of teenage life alongside the characters. When a generation becomes desensitized to the ramifications of the culture around them, it’s natural to seek out any sort of feeling, even angst.

  • Straw men are easier to knock down than real arguments.

  • Over the latter half of the twentieth century, the forces of moral relativism, radical feminism, and generational nihilism have gradually destroyed the foundation of our own greatness. Instead of adopting stronger moral standards, our society has embraced the lure of personal fulfillment.

  • It is the reason that the right consistently loses the black and Hispanic vote – not because the right’s policies are so abhorrent to blacks and Hispanics, but because blacks and Hispanics have been told for generations that conservatives hate them

  • The left’s arguments are chock full of inconsistencies. Internal inconsistencies – inconsistencies that are inherent to the left’s general worldview. That’s because very few people on the left will acknowledge their actual agenda, which is quite extreme. Leftists prefer to argue half-measures in which they don’t truly believe.

150603 [VOTE HERE!] Changmin - Kpop Best Male Body Tournament

Summer is fast approaching here in Korea, which means it’s time for a constant rotation of K-pop idols wearing tank tops, short shorts, and swimsuits! What better time to appreciate the human physique at its finest? Whether it’s chocolate abs, a lush S-line, or honey thighs, we’re giving you a chance to check out, and vote on, some of the best bodies in the world of K-pop. We’ve chosen 48 idols who are best known for their figures, and for the next two weeks, we’ll be putting them to the test in our K-pop Best Body Tournament! We’re running two tournaments simultaneously – this one’s for the guys! You’ll want to check here for the ladies.

The first round is an elimination round where you will pick the best out of groups of three. You can vote once every three hours from now until Monday, June 8, 2 PM KST.

Source: Soompi
Shared by: fuckyeahtohoshinki

Hey guys, this beautiful girl is my little sister and she made it into the top 150 for WetSeal’s model search 2015. It’s one of her big dreams to be a model and it’d be awesome for her to place as a finalist and even win this.

She needs votes and lucky for you it takes about 10 seconds and doesn’t require an account. You just have to go here and search “Aleena” and this picture will come up. Click the little heart under her picture and viola I will love you forever!

It’s just one vote an IP address but every one counts and I’d love to see her do really well in this contest since she works really hard to stay fit and is a self taught make-up artist for herself. There's 200 of you following me and if at least half of you voted or reblogged that would be amazing. 

Thank you so much guys, vote and reblog!

you can now nominate zayn for a teen choice award

click here to nominate zayn for choice male hottie and choice selfie taker (nominations end on 6/02)

Fanders! It’s nomination time. ( thatsthat24 )

Let’s all nominate Thomas for the Teen Choice award for Choice Viner. 

Click on the link provided and scroll down to *Digital* and when you see *Choice Viner* click on it and it’ll open another tab and it’ll be for a tweet. Meaning, you’re gonna have to have Twitter. BUT who doesn’t have Twitter these days? :p haha! Anyways, you got to add his twitter username (foster_dawg) for it as well. Click *tweet* and then done. :) 

Thomas deserves this award more than anyone I probably watch/know. He’s one of the most hardworking, fun, silly, awesome guys there is. His vines are amazing and totally unbelievably well done. Let’s show him how much we love & support him by nominating him for this award. 

Come on Fanders! We got this! :) 

22 years ago, my identity was decriminalised, I was born into a country where I could no longer be sent to jail for being who I am.

21 years ago I was born, May 26th, I wouldn’t know I was different until I was 11 but the difference would be obvious.

9 years ago, I kept eating painkillers because the pain of being who I was wouldn’t go away, I thought no one would love or accept me.

5 years ago, I finally accepted I was different and couldn’t change, I dated my first boyfriend after continuously only accepting to date girls. The support from my friends was what kept me going.

4 years ago, I met a boy who made me feel that I really could love and be happy. It was my first strong experience of knowing it was possible for me to be happy with someone just like me.

4 years ago, I came out to my family. Everyday was a constant battle of religious views and ignorant comments made about my person. I didn’t feel like it was home anymore when there was no way to pretend I was normal.

2 years ago, I lost my relationship, I lost another close friend to death and the pressure of college exams destroyed me. I became an alcoholic and spiralled back into depression. I thought I would never see the end of a bottle and if I could somehow reach it I would be happy. There was rarely a day where I wasn’t drunk, crying or begging myself to eat. I dropped from 11 stone to 9 stone in 3 weeks. I lost a lot of my friends as a result. I started counselling and was diagnosed with depression, ptsd and anxiety. I still made some of the best friends I have ever known and they pulled me through every step of the way.

1 year ago, I met a boy who has made my happiness, double, triple, grow an indefinite number of times. I know my love is real, I know everyone’s love is real when I feel this way. I feel like I can only grow from here and know it will be amazing.

1 year ago, the debate had started to begin whether or not I really am a person in my country. It had been 23 years since my identity was decriminalised but it felt like we were all back on the stand to debate whether we are truly a human and deserved human rights or not.

Today is the day my country votes on whether the love I have for my partner is legitimate or not. Whether the love in families across the country is worthy of recognition and their children should be protected. Whether the love of all the children being brought up, being born or still unable to vote is worthy to be recognised by the state and our constitution.

I voted to recognise my love, I voted for all of these people to have a chance to marry their partners in love and truly be recognised by our country. I voted for a better and more equal Ireland.

I hope everyone votes with the call of the Fianna!
“Glaine inár gcroí,
Neart inár ngéag,
Agus beirt de réir ár mbriathar”

Vote yes! 
Tiocfaidh ár lá ach is inniú an lá atá ann. Roighnaigh bhur gcinniúint!


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