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in case you needed a reminder, here are a few hella awesome things that happened during this world cup
  • the tournament expanded from 16 to 24 teams
  • eight teams made their world cup debut
    (cameroon, costa rica, ecuador, ivory coast, netherlands, spain, switzerland, thailand)
  • three more teams bettered their previous best finish
    (colombia, england, south korea)
  • every team scored and conceded at least one goal
  • the record for largest crowd watching any canadian national team (men or women, all sports) was broken twice
  • 146 goals scored in total, 36 in the 75+ minute
  • eight of the 52 matches were won by the lower ranked nation
  • australia became the first team (men or women) from their nation to ever win a knockout stage at a world cup
  • there was only one penalty shooutout in 16 eligible games
    germany vs france, quarter final
  • england won their first (and second) ever knockout game, reached their first ever semi final and achieved their best finish ever (third), after beating #1 ranked germany for the first time in their history
  • the japan vs usa final was a repeat of the previous two major world tournament finals (2011 world cup, 2012 olympics)
  • the 5-2 scoreline equaled the record for most goals scored in a senior world cup final, and the most in a women’s final
  • carli lloyd scored the second ever world cup final hattrick, the first in a women’s final
  • the usa won their record third world cup, something that no other women‘s team have achieved
  • christie rampone, america’s captain, is the only player in their squad to have won two world cups, 16 years apart (’99 and ‘15)
  • two of the usa’s three scorers in the final were two of the three players who missed penalties as their team lost the 2011 final

letsrevince asked:

the situation here in Greece feels so dystopic for lack of a better word. We've undergone austerity for many years and there is no sight of ever going out of it. Our banks have been closed and we cannot draw enough money from them, and our cards are not eligible abroad. The no even furthers the chasm with the rest of Europe, because of exactly what that other user told you in that previous post. It honestly just makes me wanna leave Greece as soon as possible :/

I’m really sorry to hear that, it must be really awful to be caught in all of this. It feels kind of insane the EU’s been going at the austerity programme again and again. I mean we’re how many years into this mess now? And they keep doing the same thing even though it’s not working. I don’t even know what they are thinking sometimes…the ECB raised interest rates EVEN when unemployment was high across the EU??? I get that structural reforms are necessary, but like you can’t be engaging in such punishing austerity when the economy is already going into a death spiral. I know the US economy is in many ways different from Greece and can do things Greece can’t, but it’s pretty obvious that even though the US govt implemented various cuts, the general stimulus programme the US govt embarked on served the country much better.

Sure, it’s very attractive to say you can’t cure debt with more debt but the effect of the austerity measures has really just been to squeeze the people who can’t afford it the most, and to in turn, further cripple any future growth. It just completely ignores how the average consumer isn’t going to respond the way the theorists need them to in order for austerity to work in this kind of situation.

Such a small challenge like this can be so humbling. I hope to continue to try and grow this community for as long as possible!
For those still participating and to who ever still wants to, there is always time! As long as you post all the poses before the 15th you can be eligible to win some awesome prizes from the rad ladies we have assembled!
Day 6 of #summerbodyoflove is tiger pose! 🐅
And the theme of the day is
✨GRATITUDE✨
I find this word to be what a lot of people are missing nowadays…
It took me a long time to find gratitude. And even now I struggle with keeping it at a steady rhythm in my life.
For my body, my Ming, and my circumstances.
I’ve met so many people who dwell, who put SOOO much negative energy on things they don’t have. Or on things that aren’t the way they think they should be.
All that does is cause you to be a hateful, negative person. You start to lose your faith in everything and just dive deeper and deeper into this dark hole where everything isn’t good enough.
Gratitude for even the smallest things can open your eyes to just how beautiful life is.
I’m grateful for these big hips of mine, I’m oh so grateful for the adventures I’ve had, and I’m more then grateful for what I’ve been given.
How does gratitude play a part in your life? Are there things you could be grateful for that you may have ignored in the past?

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If you are a bisexual man 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate in our research study on genes, personality and sexuality.

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sweetpea323 asked:

So what do you think are the chances that we might actually get to see these two together at an awards show in the near future? (I mean presenting, not nominated). The Emmys are on Fox this year and then the Golden Globes are in January, which will be right around the time of the revival. It would just be nice to see them do the whole awards show thing again now that they're in such a better place...

Oh man how awesome would that be? The show won’t be eligible for the globes or Emmy’s this year, but maybe Fox will want them present to promo the crap out of the new series. You know they love their cross promotion. ;)

SCINTILLATING SCION: ROUND UP

Scion already, readers? My my, how time flies! Let us not waste any more time then and get right to it!

ASHES, ASHES, WE ALL FALL DOWN

This noble family is on the brink of social ruin. It doesn’t help that a recent marriage was met with plenty of scorn from the relatives! Apparently there has been no “honeymoon” period and no signs of wedded bliss, which would be bad enough if it wasn’t entrenched in all of the family’s other problems! Was that tragedy that befell on them really so random, or did it have something to do with a specific family member doing something they weren’t supposed to be doing? Given the suspicious circumstances surrounding the House, the Dirt suggests the latter.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE FAMILY

This family has an eligible man awaiting to get married – in fact, his relatives  are practically trying to force anyone single woman of good standing to marry him! Anyone, that is, except a very single, very close friend of the family. Despite their desperation, no one has even tried or suggested the two be paired up! A good enough friend, but not good enough to join the family officially!

FRESH MEAT

This newcomer is attractive, single, and reportedly financially well off. In the Reach, women (and men!) have already set their sights on him and have tried to gain his favor. But, it seems the most eager to catch his attention is someone very, very close. She’s doing everything she can to make an impression on the man and people have taken notice – in a bad way. They’re already talking behind her back, if she doesn’t take care of herself they’ll be ridiculing her in public eye.

TROUBLE WITH CHILDREN

Though he has more than one, this absentee father has suddenly taken a deep interest in bonding with his estranged son. While he will not bring his child into the public eye – he has been spotted more than once taking care of the young toddler. Where the mother could be is left up to pure speculation! The Dirt wonders why he has not cared to look after his other children is unknown, as well!

SHE’S BAAAACK

Hold onto your men, ladies! This vixen is back and out for blood. Things have gone poorly while she was away, but now that she is making her presence known in the Reach once more, she’s ready to make an impression. Nay, I dare say she’s ready to leave a scar! She does not want a simple life of settling down; she wants to bring people under heel! Unfortunately, that ambition has left her with few friends to call her own – and that loneliness is starting to ebb at her.

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The Letter of the Law:

Section 2

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

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RUBBER STAMP

Imagration

Probe reveals feds pressuring agents to

rush immigrant visas

– even if fraud is feared

Higher-ups within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are pressuring rank-and-file officers to rubber-stamp immigrants’ visa applications, sometimes against the officers’ will, according to a Homeland Security report and internal documents exclusively obtained by The Daily.

A 40-page report, drafted by the Office of Inspector General in September but not publicly released, details the immense pressure immigration service officers are under to approve visa applications quickly, sometimes while overlooking concerns about fraud, eligibility or security.

Much more…

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/01/03/010312-news-immigration-strife-1-3/