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The (not so) United Kingdom
  • Scottish Parliament votes in favour of a second independence referendum.
  • The N. Irish government is still a mess with no likely end in sight which means power will revert to London which means revolt. 
  • British government officially signs letter formally enacting Article 50. 

Yep, I’m watching the slow but inevitable destruction of my own country. Well done, you bastards. 

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Teacher!au + Seokmin seventeen

  • Lee Seokmin; the teacher every student and teacher loves
  • he teaches history and math, and even though most students find these subjects boring, they literally never sleep in Mr Lee’s classes
  • it’s because they would feel bad for sleeping in his class; they don’t want to hurt his feelings
  • also because he’s just so interesting and he teaches in ways that the principal disapproves of
  • the principal can’t say shit because Seokmin’s students are all top ranking
  • how does he teach history?
  • cosplay and re-enactments, plus tonnes of movies
  • how does he teach math?
  • he buys 38 watermelons to prove a point
  • afterwards the class just has a watermelon party to celebrate finishing a chapter
  • his students usually get their perfectly written and typed assignments back within a day
  • but there are 17000 doodles and words of encouragement on them
  • “okay this is wrong, but you tried, a for effort :)”
  • “you remember the watermelon formula? use that here!! :)))”
  • “first off, good job on the re-enactment! secondly, yes Hamilton the musical is great but please don’t write a rap”
  • you’ve been friends with Seokmin for a while and it’s a strange relationship the 2 of you have
  • you’re both highly competitive so during sports day, your students and his students are always fighting against one another
  • and Seokmin’s on the side with his co-leader, Drama teacher Seungkwan, cheering his kids on with pom poms
  • but he glares at you if your kids get a point
  • you, of course, do the same
  • however, once the game’s over, you 2 are no longer competitive
  • Seokmin spends breaks marking his kids’ works while eating cup noodles
  • Biology teacher and cubicle neighbour Soonyoung always tells him to eat something healthier before his body deteriorates but he never really listens
  • unless you buy him something like actual rice and vegetables
  • only then he thanks you and eats the food you bought him
  • some days you would drag him out to eat with the rest of the guys
  • but apparently he would go out only if you asked
  • when you’re staying back to mark worksheets, Seokmin would stop by with coffee before returning to his cubicle
  • there was this one time you, Seokmin and a few other teachers were staying overnight in the school because of a camp
  • you had fallen asleep with your head on your desk
  • Seokmin just finished showering so as he made his way back to his cubicle, he realized you were just sleeping there, looking really uncomfortable
  • he decides to lend you his sleeping bag, pillow and blanket and sets it up in your cubicle
  • he tries not to wake you up as he carries you bridal style to put you on the floor
  • music teacher Jihoon who’s drying his hair as he walks past pauses to look at the scene
  • “look at those love birds” he mutters before walking away
  • once you were settled down, Seokmin made sure you were covered by the blanket before leaving for his cubicle
  • he slept in his chair that night
  • when you woke up you were confused because how the hell did you get on the floor
  • and where the hell did this come from
  • you noticed a name written on the sleeping bag and saw that it was Seokmin’s
  • your heart couldn’t help but flutter
  • after packing up the things, you carried it over to his cubicle
  • only to see him sitting on his chair with his legs elevated on his desk
  • you left his things there and wrote him a thank you note
  • it was just how the 2 of you took care of each other
  • unbeknownst to the 2 of you, all your students hardcore ship you two
  • of course Chan, the youngest ‘hip’ teacher in school who teaches physical education with Seungcheol, knows all about this and he tells his colleagues
  • “did you know the kids are shipping Seokmin and Y/N?”
  • everyone stares at Chan like ‘no shit sherlock’
  • “yeah, we do. it’s pretty obvious”
  • anyways, the guys tell Seokmin about it and he laughs about it
  • “what do you mean, we’re just really good friends”
  • “uh… you guys always eat lunch together, alone, at a different table from us”
  • “you guys could have just sat with us!”
  • “true, but, we felt like we would be interrupting something”
  • Seokmin still can’t believe it, but he didn’t really try to dispel the rumours or the shipping because
  • maybe
  • secretly
  • they were true
  • Valentine’s Day rolls around and the school is going crazy
  • this year, Art teacher Jeonghan and Home economics teacher Mingyu have teamed up to carry out a special event for the school
  • (they really just wanted to do something to get Seokmin and you together)
  • Jeonghan had prepared tons of cards and roses while Mingyu baked a ton of heart shaped cookies (with the help of literature teacher Wonwoo)
  • students and teachers could order and get the gifts delivered to anyone they wanted
  • of course, the students were all super hyped about this because, you know, teenagers
  • but the teachers were all doing it as a joke
  • ‘if you were a booger, I’d pick you first - jun…’ “JUNHUI GET OVER HERE”
  • you weren’t gonna do anything, but everyone was doing it as a joke so you decided to send one to Seokmin
  • (as, not really, a joke)
  • Jeonghan, Mingyu, and everyone else just watched as you scribbled down your note and passed it to Jeonghan to make an order.
  • Seokmin on the other hand, already sent gifts to all the guys, so he thought of sending you one too
  • (for real, to confess)
  • Jeonghan and Mingyu laughed evilly as they read the messages the 2 of you wrote to one another
  • you wondered when Seokmin would receive his gift, and Seokmin wondered the same thing
  • the delivery happened right smack in the middle of your class
  • Mingyu walked in with a bouquet of roses and a pack of cookies, smirking
  • “Ming- Mr Kim what?”
  • Mingyu clears his throat and literally announces to the whole class
  • “Oh, it’s from Mr Lee. The history and math teacher, not the physical ed one.”
  • you start blushing because what the hell is this
  • your students are all going “oooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”
  • and you hear someone shout “Get some”
  • you leave the bouquet and cookies on the table and resume lessons
  • although you’re pretty damn distracted
  • Seokmin also receives his in the middle of his math class
  • and his students reacted the same way
  • Seokmin blushed too
  • Jeonghan left that classroom feeling accomplished
  • once lessons ended, you took a look at the note he wrote you
  • “I’m sorry I wasn’t part of your history, can I make it up by being in your future?”
  • you can’t help but laugh at how cheesy his pickup line is
  • but then you realize yours is no better
  • “are you a 45 degree angle? because you’re acute-y”
  • Seokmin literally smiles the largest smile he can muster as he walks back to the staff room
  • he sits at his cubicle and stares at note while munching on the cookies
  • once you get back, he stands up and goes over to you
  • “so did my pick up line work?”
  • you laugh and tell him yes
  • “wanna go for lunch?”
  • you agree and get up, saying that you would get the boys
  • but Seokmin stops you
  • “I was thinking just the 2 of us?”
  • you could hear cheering from all around you
  • the boys ruined the moment
  • but it was still cute

(this was so cute i gave myself feels)

the police are an institution who are required to enact violence at their own discretion on behalf of what they believe the rules of society to be. they are not required to be experts in their country’s laws. and still they are required to make legal judgements every day. no healthy society needs something like this to exist.

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Campaign Zero creators launch tool to show you how to fight Trump’s agenda in your state

  • The young minds behind the anti-police violence resource Campaign Zero launched an online tool on Monday that shows activists how to resist President Donald Trump’s agenda at the local level. 
  • Our States,” a website that Mic previewed exclusively, gives users a state-by-state breakdown of bills that, if enacted, would strip civil rights and other legal protections from communities of color, women and LGBTQ people.
  • As Trump stumbles through his first months in office, Republican-controlled state legislatures are considering laws that would criminalize protests, restrict protections against LGBTQ discrimination and limit women’s access to safe and legal abortions, among other proposals.
  • “The purpose of Our States is to ensure that citizens know the legislation being proposed in their respective state, so that they can mobilize to either support or oppose it,” activist and Campaign Zero co-founder Deray Mckesson said in a statement to Mic. “The stakes are high.” Read more (3/27/17 10 AM)

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These are the safest cities to be LGBTQ in America

The HRC’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index ranked 506 cities across the country on criteria which included whether or not they have non-discrimination laws, the inclusiveness of city services and city law enforcement, including the reporting of hate crimes.

Of the 506 cities evaluated, 60 scored a perfect 100 on the HRC’s index — including some cities that were passing laws to protect LGBTQ communities even as their state legislators worked to enact anti-LGBTQ legislation.

Here are the 60 cities and municipalities, listed by state, offering LGBTQ people the most legal protections and inclusion, according to the HRC’s 2016 rankings:

  • Arizona: Phoenix, Tempe, Tuscon
  • California: Cathedral City, Guerneville (Sonoma County), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, West Hollywood
  • Connecticut: Stamford
  • Florida: Orlando, St. Petersburg, Wilton Manors
  • Georgia: Atlanta
  • Illinois: Chicago
  • Indiana: Bloomington
  • Iowa: Ceder Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City
  • Kentucky: Louisville  
  • Maryland: Baltimore
  • Massachusetts: Boston, Cambridge, Provincetown, Salem, Worcester
  • Michigan: Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing
  • Minnesota: Minneapolis, Saint Paul
  • Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis
  • Montana: Missoula
  • Nevada: Enterprise, Las Vegas, Paradise
  • New Jersey: Jersey City
  • New York: Albany, New York, Rochester, Yonkers
  • Ohio: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton
  • Oregon: Portland
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia
  • Rhode Island: Providence
  • Texas: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth
  • Washington: Bellevue, Olympia, Seattle
  • Wisconsin: Madison

Read more (2/15/17 4:45 PM)

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March 28th 1871: Paris Commune declared

On this day in 1871, following elections held two days prior, the Paris Commune was officially proclaimed. The Commune seized power in opposition to the election of a conservative National Assembly February 1871; republican Parisians feared that when they met in Versailles the royalist Assembly would restore the monarchy. When officials of Adolphe Thiers’s government tried to remove the city guard’s cannons as a precautionary measure on March 18th, the people rebelled. The city guard called municipal elections for March 26th, which saw victory for the revolutionaries, who established the Commune to govern the city of Paris. On March 28th, the new government held its first meeting and was formally declared. The Commune immediately set about enacting socialist policies, which included a ten-hour work day, abolition of the death penalty, end of military conscription, banning established religion and promoting female suffrage. They adopted a plain red flag as the flag of the Commune, and envisioned that the situation in Paris would encourage a nationwide revolution. The Commune’s lack of internal organisation left them vulnerable to attack, but the catalyst for retribution came when Communard soldiers killed two French troops. On May 21st, national forces entered Paris through an undefended area, launching a violent campaign of street fighting known as ‘Bloody Week’. Around 20,000 insurrectionists were killed before the Commune fell on May 28th. The government treated the surviving Communards and their supporters ruthlessly - arresting around 38,000 and deporting another 7,000. The Commune became a symbol of socialist revolution in Europe and further abroad, with their supporters lamenting the martyrdom of the Communards.

the friendship between dirk and kanaya is such an untapped market. imagine.

he knows his mother/daughter in law is into fashion, so as a peace offering he ironically makes her a plush dress with a dorito pattern. she thanks him through gritted teeth and enacts revenge by sewing all his smuppets tiny outfits. they end up spending rainy afternoons together, trading fabrics, working on their various projects, and talking about being gay

Beauty and the Beast Post-Curse headcanons

In the past week, after seeing the new live action Beauty and the Beast (twice thus far. Still jonesing for a third viewing) the movie has taken up a permanent residence in the back of my mind, thus creating many a headcanon to frolic about in the space betwixt my ears. I personally enjoy reading other people’s headcanons so here are a few post-curse headcanons of mine, organized by character…

Belle 
- Belle uses the library to start a school for the village children, bringing the village’s literacy rate higher than anywhere else in the country. The children often give her drawings and short stories they’ve written which she displays prominently.
- One of her favorite things is watching Adam interact with children. He was a bit concerned at first that they wouldn’t like him, but it turns out he is great with them! She’s had to enact a “no piggyback rides in the library” rule. 
- She and Père Robert start a book club.
 - She is almost constantly tinkering with ideas and inventing things to make things easier around the castle. Washing machines, kitchen gadgets, carts with built in book shelves, and so on and so forth. Adam is more than happy to provide her with anything she could possibly need and often watches her work, helping when he can, but mostly just admiring her mind at work. 

Prince Adam 
- Now that he is considerably less hairy (and over all less beastly in terms of body mass) he gets cold easily. (Mostly at night or in the early morning since early post-curse is summer.) He can often be found in the library by the fire and occasionally making his way through the castle wrapped in a sort of mobile cocoon of blankets.
-Since the curse has been lifted he is trying to encourage a lighthearted atmosphere around the castle, attempting to undo the “when I enter a room, laughter dies” reputation. This ends up manifesting itself in quippy remarks and the occasional pun (much to the surprise of the staff at first) and ultimately learning to laugh at himself more. 
- He finds himself gravitating to Belle. Absentmindedly taking her hand in his whenever she is close by. Reading over her shoulder from time to time. Overall just preferring to be near her. She makes him feel safe. Yes, this is real. The curse is broken. She really does love him.  
-Having Phillipe around has proven very therapeutic for him. He goes for walks around the grounds with Phillipe and talks with him, pampering him with lots of apples for being such a good listener.
-He waits a while to propose to Belle, but he keeps his mother’s wedding ring on his person pretty much from the start of their post-curse days. He just didn’t want to make Belle feel rushed. 

Lumière
- After years of having no taste buds,  Lumière has become a foodie. He relishes being able to savor the simplest ingredients, often enticing Plumette to try whatever he is most excited about at the time. “Plumette, you must try these strawberries! They are positively exquisite!”
-He often forgets that he can no longer produce a source of light at will, and can often be heard muttering as he stubs his toe in the dark.
-When Belle and Adam do get married, he is Adam’s best man and delivers the greatest speech. Lots of laughs. Even more happy tears.

Plumette
-Plumette maintains a feather-like touch and learns how to paint from Maurice. Her landscapes become famous for her delicate brushwork. 
-She has never lost an argument with Lumière. Any time he is being stubborn on a point of disagreement, she tickles him until he is willing to talk things out. 

Cadenza and Garderobe
-After their long curse induced separation, Cadenza and Garderobe take a second honeymoon and are nearly inseparable. 

Mrs. Potts and family(plus LeFou)
- Mr. Potts ends up moving into the castle and commuting to the village for work. Any time he has to leave he takes a moment to hug Mrs. Potts and Chip, studying their faces with a smile so that he never forgets again.
-Mrs. Potts and LeFou end up becoming good friends. She gives LeFou motherly advice and Chip ends up looking up to him like a big brother. 
-LeFou makes sure to encourage Chip to follow his heart, be self assured (but remain humble) and to have the courage to stand up for himself, even if it means standing up to a friend. 

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March 23rd 1933: Enabling Act passed

On this day in 1933, the German Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, which essentially secured Adolf Hitler’s position as dictator of Germany. The law gave Chancellor Hitler legal powers to establish his dictatorship as it gave the Cabinet the power to enact laws independently of the legislature - the Reichstag. Its formal name was ‘Law to Remedy the Distress of People and Reich’. Hitler had been appointed Chancellor on January 30th and just before the scheduled election, the Reichstag fire occurred. The Nazis used the incident to suggest a Communist revolution was imminent and passed the Reichstag Fire Decree which suspended civil liberties and habeas corpus. The Nazis failed to gain an absolute majority in the Reichstag, so Hitler drafted the Enabling Act to secure his position. The Nazis pressured and threatened representatives of the Reichstag to pass the bill, positioning SA men and Nazi swastikas in and around the building. With the bill’s passing, Hitler’s dictatorship was assured, and thus began a brutal regime which would last until 1945.

“The authority of the Führer has now been wholly established. Votes are no longer taken. The Führer decides. All this is going much faster than we had dared to hope”
- Joseph Goebbels after the passage of the Act

I hope you have your representatives on speed-dial! Use that phone for some good.

The Endangered Species Act may be heading for the threatened list. This hearing confirmed it.

A Senate hearing to “modernize the Endangered Species Act” unfolded Wednesday just as supporters of the law had feared, with round after round of criticism from Republican lawmakers who said the federal effort to keep species from going extinct encroaches on states’ rights, is unfair to landowners and stymies efforts by mining companies to extract resources and create jobs.

The Endangered Species Act is a 43-year-old law enacted under the Nixon administration at a time when people were beginning to understand how dramatically chemical use and human development were devastating species. It has since saved the bald eagle, California condor, gray wolves, black-footed ferret, American alligator and Florida manatee from likely extinction.

But members of the hearing said its regulations prevented people from doing business and making a living. In a comment to a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director who testified at the hearing, Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), repeated a point made by Barrasso that of more than 1,600 species listed as threatened or endangered since the act’s inception, fewer than 50 have been removed.

An American bald eagle prepares to snag a perch in the prime fishing grounds below Conowingo Dam in Darlington, Md., in November 2012. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Nico di Angelo Headcanon [1/?]

-As a young adult Nico works as a Mortician in the same hospital Will works in.

-Everyone thinks he’s super good at figuring out how people died.

-He just gets everybody to leave the room and uses his powers to resurrect the corpse and get it to re-enact what it did in the last few minutes of it’s life.

-Just to scare the crap out of some of the other morticians he doesn’t like he resurrects some of the bodies for a split second and gets them to move.

-He scares some people when he forgets to lock the door and they accidentally walk in on him resurrecting a body.

-Every time Will is on break he goes to the morgue to check on Nico and bring him food and stuff.

-Most of the staff at the hospital ship the doctor and the mortician.