al million

Hillary won by 3 MILLION votes. Al Gore only won the popular vote by 500,000. Democrats have a combined 3.5 million more votes than Republicans in two elections the Democrats lost. The last two Republican Presidents lost the popular vote. But both Al Gore and Hillary were running after 8 years of a Democrat in the White House. We are always headed for a different party after 8 years of the other party being in power. But unlike Obama, Gore and Hillary faced a far-left spoiler – Bernie and Nader. Combine that with the racist backlash to Obama (900 lost legislative seats nationwide), Brexit, Russia, and Comey? Too many obstacles to overcome. Progressives could have been our buffer to outside forces. Just like they could have been in Florida for Al Gore. Thanks Bernie and Nader.

Prompt # 92

Batman

The Drakes owed Ra’s Al Ghul millions but the Demon’s Head ends up decided to take the couples five year old son. Raised as Ra’s son Tim is constantly attacked by his fellow peers and the woman who is his ‘older sister’ (and now her spawn) but Tim will survive. He had always planned to runaway but never truly got up the nerve to (he knows Ra’s will hunt him down), that is until he accidentally meet the dead second Robin. Jason helps him to leave the shadows behind.

ghostly

[[ so, i felt the need to write… this is what i came up with. let me know if it’s any good. i’m trying to get back in the swing of things. also, my pain meds can make me a little spacey, so if there are any crazy grammar/formatting errors in this, please ignore it. thanks, everyone! ]]

[[ here’s some ghost!robb & jonsa, which is, in my opinion, the best ]]

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“I know you’re there.”

Under the great weirwood tree, Sansa crosses her arms, shielding herself from an icy gust of wind. The pale, almost see-through image of her brother is barely visible through the snow. His auburn curls are unmoved by the weather, and his smile seems warm enough to melt winter.

He had made several appearances before, always when Sansa was alone. That way was easier. The first time she had seen him - sitting on her armchair by the hearth in her room - she had broken down in tears. Useless apologies spilled from her tongue as she cried into his arms. Of course, he wasn’t really holding her, not truly. He was truly a ghost, and the feeling of his hands stroking her hair was just her imagination.

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Just want to let everyone know I’m queueing my drafts for NEXT WEEK and beyond. You know, so I can work on Zenyatta && work on my writing commissions
I will definitely will be reblogging threads ( probably ) at a usual pace && memes as well.
also shoutout to @batomos and look forward to a bias list b/c I’m 1 away from 600

Wenn du Essen im Kühlschrank, ein Dach über dem
Kopf und ein Bett hast, bist du reicher als 75 % dieser
Welt.
Wenn du ein eigenes Konto bei einer Bank hast,
gehörst du zu den 8 % der Reichen dieser Welt.
Wenn du mehr als 100 g Reis pro Tag essen kannst,
kannst du mehr essen als 1/ 3 der Weltbevölkerung.
Wenn du heute Morgen gesund aufgewacht bist, geht
es dir besser als der einen Million Menschen, die
diese Woche nicht überleben werden.
Wenn du zur Schule gehst/gegangen bist, kannst du
froh sein, denn 121 Millionen Kinder haben nicht die
Chance, zu lernen.
Wenn du nie die Gefahr eines Krieges, die Einsamkeit
einer Gefangenschaft, den Schmerz von Folterung
oder das Elend von Hunger erlebt hast, geht es dir
besser als 500 Millionen anderer Menschen dieser
Erde.
Wenn du immer frisches Trinkwasser zur Verfügung
hast, geht es dir besser als 1 Milliarde Menschen.
Wenn du diese Zeilen lesen kannst, kannst du dich
glücklich schätzen, denn über 2 Milliarden Menschen
können es nicht.

Und du sagst, dir geht es schlecht?

—  Facebook.

Do you like having feelings? Do you like crying about fictional characters? Do you enjoy suffering? Then you should definitely start reading STAR WARS fic, because it’s so much suffering and you’ll thank me for inflicting it on you. Especially if you start reading about Obi-Wan and Anakin, they are the Sufferingiest characters I’ve come across in a long time. JOIN US IN SUFFERING. (Fic recs every Wednesday.)

STAR WARS RECS:
Seed by bell (bellaboo), obi-wan/anakin & anakin/padme & cast, NSFW, 34.5k wip
   When Anakin falls prey to a lethal poison, Obi-Wan has no choice but use all his resources to heal him– no matter how reluctant he is in administering the antidote.
Negotiation by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & ahsoka, nsfw, modern au, serial killer au, 24.8k wip
   Over a year ago, Coruscant Police Detective Anakin Skywalker vanished without a trace while hunting the prolific serial killer known within the media as “The Negotiator”. Now, Skywalker has been found and rescued from captivity in a cabin deep within the Naboo wilderness, the only known survivor of an encounter with The Negotiator. The only question on anyone’s mind is: What happened during his time away?
Lay Your Weary Head Down (On Me) by Ripki, obi-wan & anakin (pre-slash?), 2.k
   Sleep can be as violent as a gruesome fight; as restful as a beloved’s embrace. (The setting of the stage.)
shelter by tangeton, obi-wan/anakin & cast, 4.5k wip
   A Jedi and a slave walk into a bar. This could be a setup to a terrible joke, and it is, because Obi-Wan really hadn’t meant to free all the slaves on this blasted planet. Tatooine AU.
Stubbornness and Strategy by lesbiananakin, obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, 2.1k
   Anakin’s bored, and Obi Wan knows to be worried when that happens. Two equally stubborn Jedi, a room full of people who they can’t let know they’re thinking inappropriate thoughts at each other, and a whole lot of sexual and non-sexual frustration.
untitled by ramesees, obi-wan/anakin (pre-slash?) & ahsoka & yoda, 1.4k
   “Difficult it will be for us to hide from Darth Sidious’ reach.”
One Day by ruth baulding, obi-wan & qui-gon & mace & shmi & bail/breha & palpatine, 9.9k
   A single moment in time, on five different planets. A birth, an election, a discovery, a marriage, and a mission. Because all things are mysteriously united in the Force.
In Pursuit by zinjadu, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & rex & padme & cast, 40k
   AU - The Jedi Who Knew Too Much. Rex decides to stay “in pursuit” of his Commander; he jumps. Now, with backup, Ahsoka navigates the lower levels and deals with Ventress. Meanwhile, Anakin takes the Order to task, finds a little more support, and things turn out a little differently for everyone. And this is just the beginning.
A Familiar Face by ruth baulding, obi-wan & clone, 15.4k
   Just another day of exile. Featuring one and a half glasses of ale , a million-credit bounty, and a despicable hive of scum and villainy.
the dream of flight persists by victoria_p (musesfool), obi-wan & anakin/kaylee & river & firefly cast & star wars cast, 16.7k
   Anakin’s never found much serenity himself, despite all the meditation he’s been subjected to over the years; maybe working on this ship will do it.
Wrong Number by Siamesa, obi-wan & anakin & luke & yoda & owen/beru, 3.4k
   In hiding on Dagobah, the Lars family aquires a holocom. Things go horribly wrong.
Sigh No More by edenwolfie, obi-wan/anakin/padme & ahsoka & cast, nsfw, 58.7k wip
   A Post-Mustafar Revenge of the Sith Fix It
Raising Skywalkers: The Infancy Months by anecdotalist, obi-wan/anakin & anakin/padme & luke & leia & cast, 4.6k wip
   ROTS AU in which Anakin starts dreaming of Padme dying while still on the Outer Rim, Obi-Wan gets recalled to Coruscant early, and when Anakin returns from the Outer Rim, he finds out that he’s the father of twins. Cue adorable and hilarious hi-jinks of Jedi attempting to parent.
Planetary by Bablefishmouse, obi-wan/anakin/padme, 1.4k
   An Unusual Naboo Harvest Ball, where Princess Padme Amidala meets friends and enemies alike, both new and old.
untitled by themoosejthm, obi-wan & anakin, 2.1k
   Anonymous asked: Could you do a story where Obi-Wan finds out about Anakin’s seizures (maybe mention the cat Anakin used to have)?

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Stavo scrivendo al computer tranquilla e beata circa la spiritualità dell’espressionismo astratto, con Chopin in sottofondo che mi faceva docile compagnia pigiando i tasti del pianoforte come solo lui sa fare, quando all’improvviso parte su Spotify la pubblicità super aggressive con tutta musica tunztunz di Paco Rabanne e del suo profumo con il quale si può vincere un’automobile edizione limitata.
M’è preso un colpo, ho fatto un urletto e ho allontanato il pc spingendolo via di scatto. Ho il battito accelerato e ho perso almeno due, tre anni di vita. Come dicono i francesi, e come io so benissimo, avendo studiato questa lingua raffinata e poetica per tutte le medie,e pure al liceo: One Million di Paco Rabanne l’anima de li mejo mortacci tua.

make-love--not-horcruxes  asked:

Will you do the ALS ice bucket challenge?

Probably not, partly because I am still recovering from meningitis and so the thought of doing anything out of bed is a bit overwhelming, but also for other reasons. I worry this makes me a totally humorless party pooper, but… 

ALS is a terrible disease and there isn’t enough research money devoted to it. Raising money for ALS research is important, and while some people complain that the whole ice bucket challenge thing is mere slacktivism, the ALS Association has raised millions of dollars it otherwise wouldn’t have raised. And that’s great. This has been an extremely successful campaign, and I think it’s wonderful.

That said, I have mixed feelings about tying fundraising (or awareness campaigns) to stuff like the ice bucket challenge. Here’s the question: Why are we raising money for ALS instead of raising money for pediatric cancer research or food aid or for domestic violence shelters?

I feel like the answer to that question ought to be, “We’re raising money for ALS because ALS research is underfunded and can benefit from these resources,” not, “We’re raising money for ALS because the ice bucket challenge is a thing on the Internet right now.” If our philanthropy is dictated only by what happens to bubble up to the surface of the Internet’s consciousness, we’re not making careful choices about how to distribute our limited resources. 

And when it comes to charity, everyone has limited resources. Whether you give $5 or $5,000,000 a year to charities, there will always be good causes you cannot fund. So you need a very good answer to the question, “Why did you donate to X and Y?” because there will always be a Z—a very worthy Z—to which you did not donate.

This is not meant in any way to diss those who’ve participated in the ice bucket challenge: it’s an important cause and it has been tremendously successful. And I certainly don’t want to strip the joy of giving and sharing from charity. Sarah and I are just focused on trying to make sure our giving is driven by need and the opportunity to create lasting change.

EDIT: Tumblr user mockmewithgrace points out that it isn’t just a question of donating to X over Z; campaigns like the ice bucket challenge raise the total amount of money donated to charity; i.e., money that would otherwise be spent on beer instead gets donated to ALS research. This is a key point that I failed to consider above; I wrongly imagined charity as a kind of zero-sum game. And insofar as campaigns like this increase the total amount given to charity, they are I think unqualified successes.