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With a stroke of Trump’s pen, the fight for Standing Rock started all over again

From afar, the future of the Standing Rock struggle looks bleak.

President Donald Trump is pushing the Dakota Access pipeline project through. And some tribal leaders, who are asking protesters to leave Standing Rock, are turning their attention to demanding further environmental reviews.

But the fight on the ground isn’t over. The water protecters are there, and leaders in the Lakota Sioux community are still asking people to come help with obstructing construction and join the peaceful struggle against the pipeline.

“People can come — we’re going to need it,” Chase Ironeyes, a leading Lakota activist and member of the Lakota People’s Law Project, said in a phone interview Friday. “They fully plan to drill, and we’ll need bodies.”

The mixed messaging about whether people should arrive in droves to Standing Rock comes from the conflicting approach of the Standing Rock organizers and the local tribal government. David Archambault II, the tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, has repeatedly called for evacuation of protest sites.

Yet according to Ironeyes, many indigenous groups with potential claims to the Standing Rock treaty lands and the water protecters on site intend to stick it out with civil disobedience and peaceful protest. Read more

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Capitalism: your mum washes your clothes.
You pay her a dollar.
She complains.
You call the police and claim she’s rioting.

Communism: your mum does the washing. You do the washing. Every night you salute a photo of your dad.

Socialism: your mum does the washing. You do the cooking. Everyone is theoretically happy.

Fascism: your mum does the washing whilst fearing for her life.

Nazism: your mum does the washing. You gas the laundry room.

Feudalism: your mum does the washing and pays you tax.

Liberalism: you watch your mum do the washing and feel really really bad.
“Something.must be done” u say.
Something may or may not get done.

Libertarianism: your mum does the washing. You believe you did it.

Religion: your mum does the washing. You thank god.

Atheism: your mum does the washing. You make a YouTube video demanding peer reviewed evidence she did, in fact, do the washing.

misogyny: you hate your mum whether or not she does the washing.

Patriarchy: your mum doesn’t exist. The washing is mysteriously done.

Men’s rights activism: your mum does the washing.You call her a whore.

Matriarchy: your mum does the washing. You do the washing. you are really happy pilling your weight in the house.

Gamergateism: your mum mentioned in her blog she did the washing. You doxed her.

Feminism: your mum insists you grow up and do your own washing.

White feminism: your mum hired a woman of color to do the washing.

Anti feminism: your mum has left you. A year later, You wrote “fucking whore” with the dirty clothes on the floor.

Hollywoodism: you are Colin Farrell. Your mum is Angelina Jolie. There is sexual tension. An unnamed black maid does the washing.

Islamophobia: your mum does the washing. She left out a sock. You brand her a hygiene terrorist.

Racism: your mum does the washing. She blames black people.

Cultural appropriationism: While your mum does the washing, You steal her dirty clothes mimic her in public. Public gives you money.

Colonialism: you barge into mum’s room. Claim you “discovered” it. Dump your dirty clothes on the floor.

Geekism: your mum does the washing and the cosplay outfit. You build a robot that plays chess and cricket. You sell robot to Google.

Neo capitalism: your mum does the washing.
You pay her a dollar.
You get her to do your mates washing.
Your mate pays you £50.

Corporationism: your mum considers not doing the washing. u pay your mate £35 to lobby on ur behalf. No dice. u sue for “emotional sabotage”.

Americanism: your mum does the washing. It’s in the constitution. END OF DISCUSSION.

Ableism: your mum is doing the washing. She has dementia. You call her a “retard.”

Mis-genderism: “cheers dude” you say, as your mum does the washing. She tells you she’s not a dude. “Whatever dude”, you say.

Mansplaining: your mum does the washing. You tell her how best to do the washing.
You have never done the washing.

Sexism: of course your mum does the washing.
Duh.

Cat-calling: your mum does the washing.
You wolf whistle at her. You are oblivious as to how fucking creepy this is.

Rape culture: it’s mum’s fault she does the washing/she asked to do the washing/she doesn’t do the washing as much as she says she does.

Egalitarianism: that one time you did the washing is proof its all equal and no one needs feminism any more.

Hip hop: everyday im hustling/ every day I’m hustling/ when I bring the basket/mama put the washing in.

Callout culture: your mum’s washing is problematic so you unfollow/block/subtweet/dose her mentions in acid.

Homophobia: you think it’s unnatural that your mum doesn’t do the washing. Against gods will, even.

Hotepism: Black women are queens. The white man is a devil. The black race must open their eyes.
Mum does the washing.

Narcissism: You look good in the clothes your mum washed.

Brexit: you refuse to put your clothes in the basket
In retaliation, your mum no longer does your washing
You wear smelly clothes.

Alt Rightism: your mum does the washing. All the clothes are white
She also has to wear a pepe costume. Because you find it funny.

Polling: there’s a 70% chance you will do your washing on Saturday night
Come Sunday morning it was all done by your mum.

Corbynism: your brother wants to radically change who does the washing
Your brother also hangs out with anti semites and looks shabby.

NASA: Your mum washes your astronaut suit and we only find out 50+ years later.

Toxic Masculinity: Your brother helped your mum do the washing so you called him a pussy to his face/drank all the beer/demanded a fight etc.

Same sex marriage: Your mums do the washing.

The Awful Daring: 3.2

summary: She doesn’t see that all along, what he wanted was her. Her, not a perfect wife. Just Sakura. — SasuSaku, AU. 

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In France, she’d asked him once if he thought they were going to be happy.  He’d quieted her with a kiss, the movement of his mouth an echo of the waves breaking against the rocky shore, steady and inexorable.


Sasuke is generally perceived as a man of few words; someone who makes his intent known through his actions and not what he does or does not say. Those actually close to the Uchiha know that it’s really a matter of evasion and misdirection. Naruto used to joke that the “chicken-haired bastard” would have made a great ninja during Nippon’s great Sengoku days.

But Sakura had figured out that it was something else entirely: Sasuke had learned to be silent back when every word he’d said was measured against his brother’s and always found lacking.

She’d adopted the same habit during their marriage without ever realizing it.

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For those who don’t know, Ivanka Trump and her husband sat in with Trump’s first meeting with a foreign dignitary the other day, despite them being in charge of Trump’s business and having clear conflicts of interest.

Not only that, but their lack of security clearances shows a pure lack of respect for the Japanese Prime Minister’s appearance and our national security.

Call the House Oversight Committee to demand they finally review Trump’s finances and his business conflicts of interest. They are apparently tallying the calls, so they’re waiting for a certain number. Let’s help them get there.

The number to call is (202) 225 5074. If you get a voicemail inbox full message, call again later. That appears to come up when the line is busy.

If you’re unsure of what to say, or what message to leave, here’s a quick script:

Hi, I’m calling to support a bipartisan review of Donald Trump’s financial dealings and apparent conflicts of interest. I am concerned that he is allowing his children, who are going to be running his family business, access to secure government information that could be used in the Trump family’s financial favor. I support a bipartisan committee acquiring and reviewing the president-elect’s financial information to ensure there will be no conflict of interest during his term.

Thank you for your time.

Remember, phone calls are so much more impactful than emails or letters! Let’s make sure they hear our voices and demand transparency for Trump’s term.

Supply and demand (3x06) X Company review

Luego de Supply and Demand nos quedaran solo cuatro episodios de X Company. Sabía que pasada la mitad de temporada iba a comenzar la nostalgia pre final de serie, ahora solo falta un mes para concluir esta aventura que nos tomó tres años. Parece que hubiese sido ayer cuando estábamos apenas comenzando a ver la historia de nuestro Xteam en Villemarie.

 Este episodio nos trae un recuerdo de esto cuando Alfred menciona que todos fueron novatos alguna vez. Nostalgia por aquel grupo que ahora ha cambiado y se ha reducido. La guerra nos pasó factura pero aunque las cosas son diferentes y ahora pienso, que las cosas no volverán a ser las mismas para cada uno de estos personajes, quedan cuatro episodios para intentar combatir a los nazis y terminar la guerra. Por supuesto sabemos que le queda un trecho más pero tal vez hayan contribuido al final a acortarla.

 Comenzamos en el Camp X con una Krystina dispuesta a seguir adelante con su deseo de ir al campo. Para ella no hay razones emotivas o “paternales” en la decisión que tomó su superior porque era la más calificada para ir. Se presenta este choque de trenes entre el deseo latente de nuestra agente para hacer algo más allá del escritorio y la idea de Sinclair de protegerla de cosas por ejemplo como las que sucederán en este episodio. La cuestión es saber si él sabía que estos agentes se convertirían en carne de cañón en el momento en que toma la decisión de cambiar a su protegida por David y Peter. Mi teoría es que no lo sabía cuándo hizo el cambio de agentes (la decisión como tal debió tomarse después) pero si tenía claro que a los que enviaba podían en cualquier momento sufrir esta suerte.

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My Attorney General has been trying to stop Stein’s recount in Michigan. This is one of his Tweets justifying his action.

He’s right, of course. Stein demanding a recount is exactly like the Browns demanding a review of the Lions’ win over the Saints and asking us to pay.

As long as you assume the Browns were a third team in the Lions/Saints game. And there was that fourth team, the Johnsons. Plus, citizens of Michigan could write in their own teams. But otherwise, totally the same.

I mean, aside from the fact that Schuette acting as “referee” in this mess is like having a single ref on the field during that Lions/Saints/Browns/Johnsons game, and oops, the ref also plays for the Lions, but I’m sure his calls are totally objective and unbiased.

Of course, NFL rules do allow teams to challenge a call, just like Michigan law allows a candidate to file for a recount. So hey, that part actually holds up.

As for asking us to pay? Well, not exactly. Michigan asked Stein to pay a $973,250 fee for the recount, which she’s done. Schuette’s complaint is that it turns out the fee probably won’t cover the full costs of the recount. But why is this Stein’s fault? You don’t get to change the rules just because someone you don’t like is following them, or because there might be a cost to doing so.

Let’s adjust our NFL game one more time to try to make the analogy work. Coaches can still challenge by throwing their red flag onto the field. But if the ref doesn’t like the challenge, he can stomp his feet and insist the coach should also do an interpretive dance routine of Spock’s death scene from Star Trek II while grooming a wombat before the ref should have to consider the challenge.

Snark and politics aside? I would watch the hell out of that game.

anonymous asked:

Reading your RPG suggestions is a real high point of my recent days. That said, I'm curious if you'd be willing to flip the concept a bit and fill prompted RPG reviews. If so, I'd love to request your thoughts on the defunct Guardians of Order's BESM d20 system to start - bonus if you also feel like adding pros/cons compared to BESM Tri-Stat.

Sorry - I don’t do reviews on demand. I find that a lot of folks who want on-demand reviews are not at all subtle about just wanting me to validate their dislike for this or that version of this or that game, and I’m not interested in taking up the banner in somebody else’s edition war.

“I so want Disney to at least make a bit of merch for all of their movies that at least got good reviews. If ‘demands determines supply’, why is there nearly nothing for Tiana, nothing for Atlantis or Treasure Planet, Wreck It Ralph or Mulan? Even if it is primarily adults who like it, even a tsum tsum line, doll or other cheap merch to purchase would be great. A lot of adult fanbases are quite large, and surely if kids didn’t want it, adults would and make it worthwhile. I know I’d buy it all!”

A Glossary of Terms Explained With Your Mum Doing The Washing

Capitalism: your mum washes does the washing. You pay her a dollar. She complains. You call the police and claim she was rioting.

Communism: your mum does the washing. You do the washing. Every night you salute a photo of your dad.

Socialism: your mum does the washing. You do the cooking. Everyone is theoretically happy.

Fascism: your mum does the washing under the threat of violence

Nazism: your mum does the washing. You gas the laundry room

Feudalism: your mum does the washing and pays you tax

Liberalism: you watch your mum do the washing and feel really really bad. “Something must be done” you say. Something may or may not get done

Libertarianism: your mum does the washing. You believe you did it

Religion: your mum does the washing. You thank god

Atheism: your mum does the washing. You make a YouTube video demanding peer reviewed evidence she did, in fact, do the washing

Misogyny: you hate your mum whether or not she does the washing

Patriarchy: your mum doesn’t exist. The washing is mysteriously done

Men’s Rights Activism: your mum does the washing.You call her a whore.

Matriarchy: your mum does the washing. You do the cooking.  You are really happy pulling your weight in the house

Gamergate-ism: your mum mentioned in her blog she does the washing. You doxed her

Feminism: your mum insists you grow up and do your own washing

White feminism:

your mum hired a woman of color to do the washing


Anti feminism: your mum has left you. A year later, You wrote “fucking whore” with the dirty clothes on the floor

Hollywoodism:

you are Colin Farrell. Your mum is Angelina Jolie. There is sexual tension. An unnamed black maid does the washing

Islamophobia:

your mum does the washing. She left out a sock. You brand her a hygiene terrorist.


Racism

: your mum does the washing. She blames black people


Cultural appropriation-ism

: While your mum does the washing, You steal her dirty clothes and mimic her in public. Public gives you money.

Colonialism: you barge into mum’s room. Claim you “discovered” her room. Dump your dirty clothes on the floor

Geekism: your mum does the washing and dry cleans your cosplay outfit. You build a robot that plays chess and cricket. You sell robot to Google.

Neo capitalism: your mum does the washing. You pay her a dollar. You get her to do your mates washing. Your mate pays you £50

Corporation-ism: your mum considers not doing the washing. u pay your mate £35 to lobby on ur behalf. No dice. You sue your mum for “emotional sabotage”

Americanism: your mum does the washing. It’s in the constitution. END OF DISCUSSION

Ableism: your mum forgot to do the washing. You call her a “retard.”

Mis-genderism: “cheers dude” you say, as your mum does the washing. She tells you she’s not a dude. “Whatever dude”, you say

Mansplaining: your mum does the washing. You tell her how best to do the washing. You have never done the washing.

Sexism: of course your mum does the washing. Duh.

Cat-calling:

your mum does the washing. You wolf whistle at your mum. You are oblivious as to how fucking creepy this is.


Rape culture:

it’s mum’s fault she does the washing/she asked to do the washing/she doesn’t do the washing as much as she says she does


Misandry: that one time your mum refused to do the washing is proof she hates you

Egalitarianism:

that one time you did the washing is proof its all equal and no one needs feminism any more


Hip Hop: everyday im hustling/ every day I’m hustling/ when I bring the basket/mama put the washing in.

Callout culture: your mum’s washing is problematic so you unfollow/block/subtweet/dose her mentions in acid.

Homophobia:

you think it’s unnatural that your mum doesn’t do the washing. Against gods will, even


Hotepism:

Black women are queens.  The white man is a devil. The black race must open their eyes. Mum does the washing.


 Narcissism: You look good in the clothes your mum washed

I think I might have hit on the reason behind demanding fanfic reviews. The demanding readers don’t see the story as the gift it is.

Most of us are taught to say thank you when we receive a gift, and certainly not to demand more. But if the story you just read is a product you consumed rather than a gift you were given, the expectations shift.* A shopper has a certain amount of latitude to request more, as long as they’re planning to pay for it all.

So, in case there’s any confusion: fanfic authors give freely of our time and energy to create something we then offer as a gift to the community. There’s no obligation to say thanks–after all, we don’t know who’s read our stories–but implying that the gift was insufficient by demanding more is rude.

To clarify, I’m not talking about people who ask if there will be more, or who are excited for the next chapter. There is just a tone to some reviews that says, “You NEED to write more of this, because I want to read it.” It takes some of the enjoyment out of writing, because who wants to feel like nothing they do is ever enough?

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*Honestly, it’s rude to be that demanding in a store when you’re purchasing a product, too. But at least then, it’s an even trade. Shopkeepers get sales in return for putting up with demanding customers.