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i get that the uk isn’t in a position to seriously piss off the US but i hate how theresa may fell all over herself to be the first foreign head of govt to secure a visit with trump, the chummy way she held hands with him for a photo-op (gag) and her clearly calculating to water down her words on torture -which is an ECHR obligation the UK has signed up to on its own volition, and that travel ban which affects many british citizens (so now the DHS says it won’t apply to British dual nationals but if they travel to those countries they might still be affected & that still doesn’t deal with them being unable to meet family members?). her spinelessness about the us blanket ban on refugees- the protection of refugees is yet another ECHR obligation the UK signed up for. just her generally cowardly response to what are now not merely words, but trump’s policies. other european us allies like netherlands and germany have shown more spine. and yeah, i can see she’s doing all that because she hopes to clinch that free trade deal to smooth over the UK cutting itself out of the European Common Market and its 500 million customers. 

all the while peddling the fiction that the special r/ship is some sort of equal, frank exchange between good friends (lmao) instead of clearly this thing where the UK is all-too willing to dance to America’s tune, no matter how shitty. 

Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'
What is an executive order?

by James Rothwell

What is an executive order?

An executive order is an official statement from the president which tells government agencies how to use their resources.  In the case of Mr Trump’s “Muslim ban”, the order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days.

It also suspends the United States’ refugee system for a period of 120 days.  Mr Trump says his “extreme vetting” system will help “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US”.

Who does it affect?

The order itself does not name the countries whose citizens are banned from entering the US. Instead, it refers to a statute which applies to seven Muslim-majority nations. They are Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq, with dual nationals included in the ban.
Certain visa categories, such as those for diplomats, are exempt. There have also been reports of legal US residents, known as green card holders, being turned away from US-bound flights.

Green cards are not mentioned explicitly in the executive order. Oddly, the ban does not apply to the nationalities of those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

How does it affect refugees?

The ban completely suspends the United States’ Syrian refugee programme, which accepted 12,486 Syrians in 2016.  It also gives preference to accepting Christian refugees from the Middle East over Muslim refugees.  And it reduces the cap on the total number of refugees allowed to enter the US in 2017 from 110,000 to just 50,000.

Is the executive order legally binding?  

Executive orders are legally binding and are recorded in the Federal Register,  a daily record of all federal regulations, proposals, and public notices. But they can be subjected to a legal review - and, according to the New York Times, the “Muslim ban” order is illegal.

According to the newspaper, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 banned all discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national origin.

Mr Trump’s travel ban, it says, appears to be violation of that act.  

What happens next?

Opponents of the “extreme vetting” order say they will launch a legal challenge on two fronts. They are expected to argue that the blanket ban violates the fifth amendment right to due process.

They will also argue that the order’s preferential treatment of Christians over Muslims violates the first amendment on freedom of religion.

Trump Visa Ban Also Applies to Citizens With Dual Nationality, State Department Says
Citizens of the seven countries identified by President Donald Trump for a 90-day visa ban who hold dual nationality also will be barred from entering the United States, State Department officials said Saturday.
By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Felicia Schwartz

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Tagged by: @kyle-with-an-o

Name | Elliot
Nicknames | Els, El, Eli and my boyfriend calls me Bubsy
Zodiac sign |
Aries / Pisces (holy shit dude, we’re zodiac bros XD)
Height | 5′6
Orientation | Demiromantic/sexual and gay
Nationality | Dual - White British / Irish
Favorite fruit | Blueberries
Favorite season | Spring / Winter
Favorite book | American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Favorite flower | Tigerlilies
Favorite scent | Citrus-y things, butterscotch, bakeries
Favorite color | Purple
Favorite animal | Red Fox
Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa | Coffee - iced especially
Average sleep hours | Could be anywhere from 2 to about 12, my sleep pattern is messed up
Cat or dog person | Both are good. All precious fluffy things are good
Favorite fictional character |  Hux, Kylo Ren (Star Wars), Techie (Dredd), Caleb (Ex-Machina), Dorian Pavus, Iron Bull (Dragon Age), Lucy (Never Satisfied), Suzuya (Tokyo Ghoul), Darlene, Tyrell, Elliot, Trenton (Mr Robot). I’m sorry I couldn’t pick one and if I left one out I’d have felt guilty.
Number of blankets you sleep with | 1
Dream trip | Toronto, Canada (Although also REALLY wanna go to Copenhagen)
Blog created | Um, dunno? about two years ago
Number of followers | 169

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About Me...

Rules | Answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you’d like to get to know better!

Tagged by: @sadvulpesboy

Name | Anne
Nicknames | Annie, Sifa, Mommy, Mum, Guild Mum
Zodiac sign |
Height | 5′2
Orientation | heterosexual
Nationality | Dual (British/US)
Favorite fruit | Strawberry
Favorite season | Autumn
Favorite book | The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane
Favorite flower | Roses
Favorite scent | baking bread, chocolate, cinnamon
Favorite color | Purple or Dark Red
Favorite animal | Red Panda
Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa | All of ‘em, yes, please
Average sleep hours | I’m a mum of 3 who’s had chronic illness for a decade. Hell if I know anymore.
Cat or dog person | More of a dog person, but cats are awesome too
Favorite fictional character |  Ugggh. Too many to list. Talos Drellik, Vector Hyllus (SWTOR), Han Solo, Poe Dameron (SW), Uhura, McCoy, Scotty (ST), Reinhardt, Soldier 76 (Jack Morrison) McCree (Overwatch)
Number of blankets you sleep with | 2
Dream trip | Hong Kong or Shanghai, China. Tokyo too. Oh, and Sydney.
Blog created | This one? Feb. 2014 (Yes, I had to actually look this up)
Number of followers | currently 879

Tagging: because I have brain fog this morning, anyone who wants to do it

Cultures are beautiful.

I have been surrounded by so many different cultures all my life. My household, from each generation (well, it stops 5 generations back because everybody stayed in Okinawa and/or Japan and I doubt they ever ventured out before they immigrated) has been, at some level, multi national.

Both of my grandmas are from Japan.

My great-grandpa was a Kibei. My other great-grandpa was from Japan.

My great-great-grandpa was from Okinawa and then he moved back and I assume my great-great grandma stayed in Hawaii.

My father is married to a Japanese national.

My mother is married to a UK national.

My half-sister is European & Japanese. My half-brother is Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Okinawan. My other half-brother is multi generational Japanese.

My cousins are French, Filipino, Japanese, Okinawan, Mexican, Hawaiian, Chinese, ETC. Some of them also holding dual nationality. 

I was born in Hawaii. I live in the MOST multicultural city in the US. And I’m currently studying abroad in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Like. PEOPLE ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!! The societies they create. The cultures they create. The languages they speak. The music they create!!! The clothing they wear and create. The landscapes they live in. How they interact. Their dances. Their family structures. Their food. Their way of seeing the world.

Of course not all aspects, can’t forget that imperialism and colonization and sexism and whatever negative aspects is a thing. But apart from that, the good aspects of culture.

Like, in the most positive light. 

I really just love people.

I love cultures.

I love what connects us but also what makes us so diverse and beautiful.

And don’t even get me started on when cultures blend together to create something new and/or beautiful too! I know from experience in Hawaii (more than anywhere else, so far) that it is also something that is quite beautiful and different and awesome because it’s a mixed plate. <3

Sorry for this sappiness. Listening to happy music is putting me in a good mood.

New Muse


Percy Foley!

Percy is open to many verses, though I’ll probably be playing him mostly through a supernatural verse. He’s a half-siren and has two primary abilities: the siren song (which induces a hypnotic state in the victim of his power) and the swan song (the ability to cause an immediate and painless death in its victim).

Like this post if you’d like to plot and play with the boy!

(Basic profile below the cut)

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Iranian-Canadian Professor Homa Hoodfar Freed by Iran
Professor who was imprisoned for ‘dabbling in feminism’ is released
By Asa Fitch

“Iran on Monday released an Iranian-Canadian academic imprisoned since June, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said, a rare reprieve for one of the numerous dual-nationals it has arrested since last year.

Homa Hoodfar, an anthropology professor at Montreal’s Concordia University specializing in Muslim women and the Middle East, was released on humanitarian grounds including poor physical health, spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted as saying by the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

In June, she was taken to Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, which has a wing housing high-profile political detainees. Authorities accused her of “dabbling in feminism and security matters,” according to her supporters. It didn’t release further details on what the charges entailed.”

Read the full piece here



Enjoy a brief video overview on the first US Occupation of the Dominican Republic (1916-1924). Although not Haitian history, the dual occupations of the nations sharing Hispaniola share certain commonalities in regards to US foreign policy in the Caribbean and Central America in the early decades of the 1900s. However, there are some important differences between the US Occupations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. First, the US Marines found no native elite willing to work with them to install a puppet president, unlike Haiti. Second, the US Marines in charge of the Dominican Republic, according to historian Bruce Calder, instituted a more effective education policy which reached more Dominicans. And last, but certainly not least, the US Occupation in the Dominican Republic was much shorter but cemented the power of US sugar companies, which relied on imported labor from neighboring Haiti, in the face of stiff peasant resistance from gavilleros. For more information on the first US Occupation, read Impact of Intervention: The Dominican Republic During the U.S. Occupation of 1916-1924.

I’m kinda curious what other people think about this. Abby had made all those comments about dual/multi national players and I don’t necessarily agree with them, but players like Mix Diskerud and stuff are all outraged and getting upset about it and their right to be treated equally etc etc etc.

Which is fine…but where were all you men supporting the women’s team this year and all years past? You wanna talk about equal treatment and stuff, yet y'all barely had anything to say or any support during the Women’s World Cup which they fucking won. The men play a fucking friendly against Mexico (and lose too) and you’ll find support all over social media from every single player on the women’s team. But maybe half the USMNT had a thing to say about the women playing in a World Cup final? Let alone the numerous other games they play. It astounds me…most men will only speak up if someone is directly hurting their sorry ass feelings. There’s not one male player that sticks out to me who’s been fighting for the women and their rights at all, or even speaking words of support on a consistent basis. Just goes to show, One Nation One Team my ass.

But of course, we already knew that.

And this is just another example on the long list of reasons of why women have to stick up for women everywhere. For every issue. Sticking up for minorities and other oppressed groups and people, whether they are part of that representation or not. But to find anyone in the dominant species (straight white males) doing that loudly and publicly is still so very rare. lol what’s new doe