evening citizen

As a Syrian immigrant who comes from a globally scattered family of more immigrants, refugees, and those still stuck in the unsteady haven of Damascus:
fuck EVERY Trump supporter.

As a Syrian immigrant whose mother spent all last night weeping because she hasn’t seen her own mother or (now deceased) father in over a decade and now will indefinitely never be able to do so:
fuck EVERY “centrist” who claimed Hillary Clinton was just as bad.

You have singlehandedly allowed a poorly tanned FACIST destroy not only my family’s life but millions of others in even poorer and more desperate conditions with ONE FUCKING SIGNATURE.

We have not learned from history.
We are still stupidly repeating it.

me: i watched this movie-

film student: movie? 😂 i only bother 😳🕶 watching REAL MOVIES 😩💦🎥 i bet yall 😄🎞 never even Heard of 🤔👂François Truffaut 🇫🇷🙌 did you even see Moonlight? 😭 Citizen Kane 😵🎬 Casablanca 😩💦🔥 can’t wait to 😛 get my Oscar 😵📽

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If you haven’t heard/read about Trumps Muslim Ban, please do so right away. Not only is this banning 130,000,000 people hailing from 7 major muslim countries (including my country Sudan) from entering the US as well as possibly even denying LEGAL US citizens with green cards access back into their OWN country, but also criminalizes muslims and normalizes the stereotypes so commonly attached to islam. #notmypresident #neverfuckingwillbe

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Queen Breha was very smart, and understood the value of diplomacy. She ruled Alderaan with a kind and even hand. The citizens of the planet loved her for her fairness, but Breha wasn’t always quiet and gentle. When there was a crisis, she was quick to respond. She was the perfect queen for one of the most important planets in the galaxy. 

Fantastic Beasts Headcanon- Queenie is a BAMF

I don’t know if anyone else felt this way but for me, it really seemed like Graves had it out for Tina, even before Newt came along.  Yes, she made some big mistakes that resulted in a large group of no-maj witchhunters/protesters needing to be obliviated, but it still seems like something that would result in being suspended from work, or maybe even being demoted in the department itself, but to remove a highly qualified witch from the Auror team when everyone’s worried about safety as it is?  Seems fishy.

Next, we have the interrogation with Graves, Tina, and Newt himself.  Yes, they were in a lot of trouble.  Yes, Madam Picquery herself was livid, and there was the death of a no-maj to consider.  But in what government can someone like Graves order the immediate execution of a witch and a wizard- one who’s crime isn’t terribly serious (this time around,) and the other who isn’t even a US citizen?  And without a full trial?  Wizarding laws may be different, but that seems beyond extreme.  So why did Graves want them out of the way so badly?

Queenie.  He was afraid of Queenie.  

In all the wizarding world we know and love, have we ever encountered someone who is as effortlessly skilled with Legilimency and empathic abilities as Queenie Goldstein?  She says herself that if someone is hurting, she can’t help but know what’s going on inside their head.  She knew her sister was in mortal danger from a pretty fair distance away, and knows the secrets of her colleagues, flawlessly using them to her advantage at the drop of a hat when necessary.  

So.  Grindelwald is known to be an incredible Occlumens, and even Voldemort himself couldn’t penetrate his mind.  But that’s years from when this all takes place, and Queenie is empathic on top of being a Legilimens.  Not to mention the fact that Grindelwald has some skill with divination, but doesn’t always get his information right.  What are the chances he had a vision about Queenie?

Queenie, the sweet, airheaded Congress employee who fetches coffee, and is the sister of one of the Aurors on his team?  It could be possible that with his skill at Occlumency, he has some ability with Legilimency, and it wouldn’t take much to skim the surface of Tina’s mind, and find out just how dangerous her sister could be.  The sweet smile and bubbly behavior that hides a devious mind, a cunning wit, and quite possibly, the ability to expose him if she ever gets too close?  

Gellert Grindelwald was afraid of Queenie Goldstein.

Please share with anyone who may need this information.
If you are a green card holder (lawful permanent resident) outside of the U.S. please reach out to an immigration attorney before you travel back to the U.S.
If you do plan to travel back to the US, you should fill out a USCIS G-28 form first that officially appoints an attorney to represent you in immigration situations and have that completed form with you as you board your flight.
The refugee program is being halted immediately, for at least 120 days. This will mean that anyone, anywhere in the process, will not move forward. The effort to resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. is being halted indefinitely.
Other info:
If you are non-citizen, even green card holder (lawful permanent residents), from one of the seven countries named, and you are ALREADY INSIDE the U.S., plan to DELAY all international travel for at least 90 days.
IF YOU LEAVE YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE DENIED RE-ENTRY.
If you are a non-citizen from one of the seven countries named, and you are OUTSIDE of the U.S., you will face issues at the airport upon attempting to re-enter the US.
IF YOU ARE ASKED TO SIGN AN I-407 AT THE AIRPORT OR BORDER DO NOT SIGN IT, ASK FOR THE SUPERVISOR WHO HANDLES LPR ADMISSIONS. If you sign it, you will be giving up your green card.
Please keep looking for updates in the coming days to assess your travel options. If you are facing an emergency at the airport or are returning to the US in the coming days, please have our numbers on hand (CAIR National: 202.488.8787)
Whether you are a citizen or not, do not permit law enforcement to enter your home without a warrant. Even if they have a warrant, you should consult with an attorney before speaking to them. Get copies of business cards of all law enforcement officials. [EK edit: IF YOU CAN. This is not an option for many]
-From the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network

If you decide to join an airport protest, please remember that Federal, Department of Homeland Security enforcement are in place at our airports. This means, if you are detained, you will likely be held without recourse to an attorney and can be transferred and held indefinitely. Please make sure your people know to look for you and do regular check ins with them.

Immigration attorneys advise that only US Citizens can participate without grave risk.
If you are a US citizen, this is one way for you to leverage your privilege to help those with less.

From a lawyer: Do not go to the airport if you are not a US citizen, even if you have a green card or work visa. There is a need for Arabic and Farsi speakers at all airports but check to make sure that you go to the International terminal. If you are detained, you should not answer any questions until there is an attorney present; there are attorneys at all of the major airports. Don’t sign anything until you have an attorney present.

i think that we all, you know, appreciate the “france loves his fucking wine” jokes, but studying french history i’m just constantly being reminded “you don’t even know the half of it”. 

the sheer amount of times i run into quotes where french people literally define what it means to be french as drinking a shitload of wine

the lengths of exploitation that france has undertaken just to ensure that even the poorest citizens can have their 3 liters of wine a day

the fact that france had a temperance movement that was contemporaneous with the temperance movements in the us & the uk except it was totally different & they were like “don’t drink hard liquor but drinking 3+ bottles of wine a day is totally fine that doesn’t count”

the number of times that france had a pretty damn great military but was too busy being a wino to actually compete against prussian officers

like calm down france, we get it, you bleed wine

The more selfless a person is the less offended they tend to become by things. The more narcissistic they are the more easily they are offended. Progressive social thought cultivates a continual attitude of offense within its adherents; it desires citizens who are self centered because they are useful to it. Selfless citizens are undemanding and independent and this is not what the Progressive wants.  The Progressive wants emotionally needy citizens, because even where there is no real problem or crisis they will perceive  one, and this is an inroad for the intrusive and authoritarian state..

Welcome to the Freakshow Part 1: Limited Time Offer

   (Gore, blood, violence, yadda yadda)

   The travelling circus is in town and has positions opened! Sir Wilford Warfstache is gathering recruits, whether it be runaways, drifters or maybe a little voulenteer service.

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in light of that one interview i just want this scene
  • corrupted jasper writhing on the ground or s/t: we all get what we deserve, I deserved for this to happen
  • garnet, sitting placidly cross-legged on her shoulder: the hilarious thing is that's completely true but not for any of the reasons you think

Robin: Are you okay?

Superboy: I think I’ll live, if that’s what you’re asking. When I get my strength back, I plan to wring your scrawny neck, Drake!

Robin: Okay, but let’s get you back to the Robin’s nest first.

Superboy: Watch your step. I threw up shortly after landing.

Robin: So what’s with, “Good evening, citizens?” I don’t really talk like that, do I?

Superboy: What’s with, “muscle-bound steroid addict”?

Robin: That wasn’t me. I was in character, playing a part.

Superboy: You were playing Tim Drake. You are Tim Drake.

Robin: Ah, yes, but a version of Tim Drake who has no connection with super types. He got a little overexcited on his very first encounter with Robin, the greatest, manliest, most magnificent super hero of them all.

Superboy: Only when I’m playing him. After strangling you, I’m going to pour sugar in your bike’s gas tank and break all your Bat toys.

Robin: That’s it, big guy, one foot in front of another and repeat as needed.

–Tim Drake with Conner Kent (Robin #141 – Good Girls Don’t Die)