demand transparency

The fact that it seems like the Sourcefed/SFN/PBL hosts know as much as we do (going based off of Sam’s recent snap) has me hating Discovery that much more. Where’s the damn transparency? I demand answers.

The TPP and the American Legislative Exchange Council are perfect example why we should demand transparency in government from politicians and our political leaders (regardless if it’s a Democrat or a Republican). How can we trust that the decisions being made behing closed doors is the correct decision for the rest of us? Who really benefits from those decisions being made being closed doors?

It just looks shady when there’s no transparency becuase decisions are being made behind closed doors.

Hux fiery hair headcanons

A little thing demanded *cough* *cough* requested by @poefinnrey

I bet that:

  • No touching allowed. Hux doesn’t want to waste time with unnecessary actions, like adjusting hair every five minutes. In the work time, you are absolutely forbidden to touch them. Even if there’s noone else around.
  • During the day, Hux himself touches his hair only once. In the morning. General licks them down in a way he finds perfect, and expects to remain perfect until the evening.
  • They stop being untouchable with the end of the day. When coming back to his quarters or visiting yours, he lays down on your lap and transparently demands his hair to get ruffled, with snuggling his head into your hand.
  • Hux loves the feeling of your fingers messing with his hair, although he can allow himself that pleasure only at the end of the day, when there’s no need for him to look perfect anymore.
  • The only situation when you can tug his hair is during sex. It makes him crazy; provokes to go faster, harder; sometimes, to growl and sink his teeth in your skin.
  • When you decide to ruffle his hair despite the day rules, he gives you an angry look and depending on your behaviour for the rest of the day and his mood, he punishes you either against his office desk in late night hours or with a silent treatment. It’s 50-50 and your call whether this pleasure is worth the risk.
  • One of Hux’s favourite form of spending time together is sharing a bath, with you washing his hair.
  • He doesn’t use a hair dryer but lets his hair get dry with time. Even if that means real messy head in the morning. Especially after a night with you.
  • Hux is secretly envious about Kylo’s hair. Seeing you looking at that dark storm of curls makes him want to set Ren’s head on fire.
If The Chicago Tribune refuses to print a retraction to its inaccuracies in reporting

And/or continues not to give me a voice, I demand transparency as to why.

In the entertainment industry, when I do a deal, by law I am REQUIRED to have talent disclose in their social media posts that they are sponsored, and/or that a service or product was provided free for review.

As such, if The Chicago Tribune is in bed with University of Chicago, for any of a myriad of reasons, including in-trade or in-kind donation, ad spend, or any other kind of perceived value add, I demand full disclosure that such partnerships are influencing the content of its reporting. That seems reasonable, right? We demand it of talent. Does failure to demand the same of the press imply that the press, in its current incantation, is UN-talented? Not no, right?

RIP ETHICS.

There is no reason my constitutional rights are being violated, and continue to be violated. This must end. What a horrific mark upon my own legacy, and the William Allen White name. I am ashamed of this paper, and all of the press outlets that have scrubbed the real story and buried the lede.

For the avoidance of doubt, I AM the lede. And very much alive, may I add, thanks in ZERO part from you.

Cc: @chicagotribune

Bcc: @youareanembarassment

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I WAS JUST TRYING TO KEEP YOU SAFE
1.21 // 2.06   (requested by @keanus-croptop)

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The MICA Adjunct faculty is trying to start a union, and students are organizing to show their support as the administration continues unethical union busting tactic. 

If you attend MICA or are in the Baltimore area, please come to Cafe Doris, 1470 Mt. Royal Avenue at 5pm this Friday to learn more about what we can do. 

Why should you care about supporting the adjunct union as a student?
As our tuition rises every year administrators keep accepting yearly pay raises. The last raise for our adjunct professors was back in the 90’s. MICA is an educational institution, created to serve us, the students. If the people directly facilitating our education aren’t being treated fairly we should not stand by idly, especially when a projected career path for many of us is to become college professors.

Demand transparency, it is our right.

in the mean time, PLEASE sign this petition to show your support, a print out with direct testimonials will be hand delivered to Fred Lazarus tomorrow afternoon. 

It is every workers legal right to unionize. Adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are unionizing to ensure job security, proportional access to benefits, compensation that equitably reflects the value of their teaching, and legal protection against unfair dismissal or discipline. Ballots have gone out to adjunct faculty and voting has begun. The only people allowed to vote, are the adjunct faculty who would be members of the union.

Our administration continues to send intimidating union busting emails to the adjunct faculty to persuade them to vote no. 

On Friday, April 4th a group of students hand delivered a petition from the MICA community asking President Fred Lazarus to listen to his community and halt efforts to union bust and remain neutral as voting begins. On Monday April 7th, President Fred Lazarus responded in a follow up email stating that he will not remain neutral on this issue.

why this is important as a student :

  • we all have a high chance of becoming adjunct faculty one day and would want to be treated fairly

  • tuition rises every year and adjunct faculty have not received a raise since the 1990’s. if our tuition is not directly going to the people facilitating our education, where is it going? 

one of the petition testimonials says it best:

“ [ I support the adjunct union ] Because artists are generally undermined, undervalued, and underpaid in our society - if we cannot respect and treat artists fairly within art institutions, how can we expect to be respected and valued elsewhere?”

questions, inquires, want to be part of the organizing action? email micassau@gmail.com