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Okay, time for some pride and egocentrism :)
Some of you, my people™ know, I stood model for a photoshoot lately. The final photographs are not yet ready (and probably won’t be released for me to publish however I’d want), but the “documentation” of the photoshoot got to me and it already looks awesome. 
If you want to know - photographs were taken at Karlštejn castle (central Bohemia, Czech republic), costume is mine, though was not made for me (I bought it from a girl from a reenactment group), all fits to cca 1350AD Bohemia/Germany (except my non-existent hairdo).

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My sis Rell (Twitter: Awkward_Duck, Tumblr: swearimnotangry), did some investigative work today and found that Donald Sterling has ties to private prison investments, which led the two of us to an excellent discussion about the private prison industry.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. With contract mandates specifying 90% occupancy rates, private prisons feed directly into our problem with mass incarceration.

The private prison industry has become a lucrative business with some of our financial institutions heavily investing in them (Not to mention the music industry invests in them also, but I wont go there today). 

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) & GEO are the nations leading providers of correctional services. CCA has flourished as a business and has done so well ensuring that states maintain that 90% occupancy rate, that last year their Board of Directors authorized a $675 MILLION dividend to its shareholders. -_____-

I don’t even need to tell you who these prison beds are occupied by as I’m sure you all know the stats and demographics, but feel free to check out the links below.

Financial institutions that invest in private prisons: http://bit.ly/14rfwu9

CCA authorizes $675 million dividend to shareholders: http://yhoo.it/1ml7V4u

CCA being sued for widespread abuse in prisons: http://bit.ly/18uso3n

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Jensen Ackles // 2014 // Favorite Moments

“Thank you guys for believing in us, thank you guys for doing what you do, and Jared, thank you brother, thank you.” ~ SPN 200th Episode Party (x)

Critics Choice Awards’s 2014 | “Jared has grown up the most. He was 22 when he started the show. Now he’s in his 30s, he’s got two children, he’s married, he’s just a different person. It’s been cool to be a part of that and sit and watch him become a man. I like to think I helped him along the way with advice and stuff, but I’m very proud of the man he’s become.”
- Jensen Ackles