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Badlands National Park defied Trump by tweeting climate facts — and was quickly silenced

  • On Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Badlands National Park went rogue amid the efforts of Trump’s administration to impose a communications blackout at several major government agencies.
  • The account posted several facts about the role of mass human industrial activity on the global climate, a link that is near-universally agreed upon by scientists.
  • The Trump administration’s blackout has so far only been reported to apply at the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, Health and Human Services Department and National Institutes of Health,
  • But the tweets from the Badlands account disappeared several hours after they were posted.
  • The Daily Beast’s Kelly Weill that when she called the Badlands National Park the “main phone line repeatedly failed,” while emails bounced back.
  • Other agencies, such as NASA’s climate division, have continued tweeting about the climate unabated. Read more

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Privileges of being female

I can go near a random kid and not be seen as a threat

I can commit the same crime as a man and get a lighter sentence

I am 4X more likely to get a job in STEM just because they want more women

I can get scholarships just for being female even though females make up 60% of college students

I am much more likely to get the kids in a divorce even if I’m less qualified to have them

If a guys wants a kid I can kill it and if he doesn’t I can keep it and force him to pay me.

I am over represented in government because the majority of voters are women

If I was raped it would be taken more seriously then if a man was

I’m less likely to be murdered

I have homeless shelters specific for my gender

The phrase “women and children first”

I can vote without binding myself to the draft (though this may change)

So here’s the thing this isn’t a public flogging. I’m not sorry I have these privileges, but I do think women need to stop and realize how good we have it.

julia071499  asked:

If the red queen characters attended school,what would be their favorite subject?

I’m gonna do this by university major cause it’s so much easier. 

Cal: mechanical engineering (with a political science minor cause he doesn’t actually want to be doing that… but he’d gonna have to take over for dad some day.)

Mare: electrical engineering with a minor is ass kicking (she and cal meet in lab for the first time when she moves his project cause she wants to use the tools he’s using and she breaks the project by mistake and he literally almost cries about it) (then he sees that she took his tools and he’s like “um excuse me… thief! and she’s just like sitting there holding the tools and without looking up from her project says “obvi.”) 

Kilorn: environmental studies (he just wants to save the fish, literally has a shirt that says “save the fish” has thrown multiple rallies to save the fish, all of which only mare and shade have shown up to)

Maven: political science and psychology (wants to be pres. cause mom says so)

Farley: composition government while double majoring in anthropology while also minoring in sociology. (the ultimate try hard that shade oogles in all his classes and drools about when he day dreams)

Shade: the art of being alive. (but in all seriousness double majoring in philosophy and literature) (he may or may not have stalked Diana Farley through the library once and pretending to be reading books on anthropology for a paper (it depends if you ask him or mare))

Evangeline: art major (she’s an art hoe who wears big sweaters, and beenies everyday and just looks down on everyone)(has a strange obsession with metal welding, aspires to be an underwater welder)

Elane: art major (Concentration in drawing and painting) (Evangeline has asked her before to draw her like one of her french girls) (she and Evangeline have their own art closet that no one goes into cause someone once did and caught them making out and it was not a pretty picture what came next. 

Ptolemus: finance and management double major (with a minor in being a frat boy extraordinaire) 

I’m going to go write a college fic now. 

independent.co.uk
Theresa May to shut down the internet as we know it
Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online. Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works. "Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet," it states. "We disagree."

Remember when conservatives used to claim to be about less government interference with peoples’ lives?

Apparently this latest breed of the vile cretins didn’t get the memo before openly proposing Big Brother-style illiberal restrictive crap like this. 

This should rightly terrifying everyone.

To quote, they want the UK to be “the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet” which is… awful. That is awful.

Everyone who even vaguely uses the internet and who values their basic freedom to express their opinions through it should be scared shitless of a Tory majority government being returned next month.

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4:42 PM:

After my last class today I took a bus from downtown to a meeting; it was my first time using the city bus instead of the subway! I’m proud of myself for not getting lost and not panicking.. yay! As some of you may know, I’m from Boston and as of next week I will begin to do policy research and grassroots organizing for Tito Jackson in his upcoming campaign for mayor. I’m both nervous and excited. As you can assume, grassroots means you are not only calling residents but also canvassing and knocking on doors. But, I hope to stay motivated and commit to this. It is important to be engaged and be able to serve my community.

I found this amazing café near the campaign office. They have a huge menu with lots of choices for food AND freshly baked pastries. They also have poetry nights and open mic. I will be back soon. ❤️ stay passionate everyone.

- Saleena

Once a month, Bull spends the night at Vivienne’s place. Dorian’s known about this since before they started dating, so he doesn’t pry. He’s curious, maybe a little apprehensive, but he trusts Bull.

Not long after he and Bull start talking about moving in together, he receives a formally engraved invitation, hand-delivered by Madame De Fer’s personal assistant, to dinner with her on a night that Dorian knows is the night.

He shows the invitation to Bull, who is genuinely enthusiastic and makes him feel bad for being suspicious. But Dorian doesn’t want a threesome with a woman, not even Vivienne.

But they go, and they a very fancy dinner. And then Vivienne leads them into her bedroom, and has them change into very soft bathrobes. Dorian’s apprehension is growing by the minute.

She sits them down on a huge, soft couch– facing her huge, soft bed, Dorian notices– and then sends Bull to get “the supplies.”

As soon as he leaves the room, Vivienne turns to Dorian and asks him, very politely, about his intentions. How would he characterize his relationships, individually, with each of the Chargers? Does he plan on moving to Riviain in the the next twenty to sixty-five years– or Tevinter, for that matter, does he ever see himself going back to Tevinter?  How does he feel about children? Is is too warm in here? He ;looks a little warm.  By the way, did he know that Vivienne has friends in the governments of most major countries in Thedas?

Dorian is desperately relieved to see Bull come back into the room with four bottles of wine and three huge bowls of popcorn.

Vivienne picks up a remote and turns on a TV. “Last question,” she says as Bull sits down on the couch between them, “have you ever seen Legally Blonde?”

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December 14th 1780: Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler marry

On this day in 1780, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton married Elizabeth Schuyler. Hamilton was born to a troubled family in the British West Indies, and moved to America as a teenager for an education. However, as the American colonies teetered on the brink of revolution, Hamilton found himself drawn to the Patriot cause. Soon into the war, Hamtilon became the assistant and adviser to General George Washington. It was during this time that he met and married Elizabeth Schuyler, who came from a prominent New York family. Elizabeth, or Eliza, was known for her sharp wit, and Hamilton was immediately smitten with her. The couple married in 1780, and went on to have eight children. As Hamilton’s career progressed, Eliza was his chief companion and helped him with his political writings. Hamilton was a fierce advocate of a strong central government, penning the majority of the Federalist Papers which supported the ratification of the Constitution, and became the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton and Schuyler’s marriage was not without its trials; in 1797 the so-called Reynolds Pamphlet was published, revealing Hamilton’s affair with a woman named Maria Reynlds. In 1801, their nineteen-year-old son Philip was killed in a duel defending his father’s honour. Just three years after losing her son, Elizabeth was widowed when Alexander was killed by Aaron Burr in a duel. Elizabeth then devoted her life to philanthropy and preserving Hamiton’s legacy; in 1806, she founded New York’s first private orphanage. By the mid-nineteenth century, Elizabeth was one of the last living links to the revolutionary era, making her a very famous figure. In 1848, during the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the Washington Monument, Elizabeth rode in the procession with President James K. Polk and future presidents James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton died in 1854, aged 97, fifty years after her husband’s death.

“With my last idea; I shall cherish the sweet hope of meeting you in a better world. Adieu best of wives and best of Women. Embrace all my darling Children for me.”
- Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Schuyler, just days before his death

anonymous asked:

CR Sense8 what if one of the twins is born, but doesn't breathe, and whilst one nurse or doctor is trying to get it to breathe the other one is born and takes it first breath and the second that happens the other one starts to breathe aswell.

@fridge246 suggested the same thing and I love it! Like they were waiting for the other, wouldn’t start breathing without them. I suppose it was Vax who was first, because of course he was.

Otherwise, I’ve got:

  • Percy is some sort of Eastern European aristocracy, and already has ties to BPO because they had something to do with the murder of his entire family. He doesn’t know that yet, but he will.
  • Pike is a pint-sized young woman in a tiny village somewhere in South America, struggling internally with her faith as she struggles externally with her grandfather’s ailing health and also probably drug lords
  • I lowkey wanna say Grog is Turkish? something MENA. Dealing w/ his uncle’s gang, or trying no to; for a living, he boxes/wrestles/fights in rings with no rules except that the victor gets the money.
  • Keyleth is the hacker. Or, Keyleth is a young woman whose life and education has been geared towards one day taking over her family’s environmental technology company, and to de-stress, she plays WoW  and messes around on the computer. Including, like, getting good enough to hack into most major governments, with enough time.
  • she also might be Australian, just ‘cuz a) accent b) representation of all continents, and c) please imagine Australian!Kiki. She’d also enjoy hiking, and be kind to even the lethalest spiders.
  • Scanlan is a hit singer/songwriter living in LA, in the process of finding out that he suddenly has a) seven people around the world to whom he is intimately connected on every level, and b) a daughter, by a girl he didn’t know he got pregnant in high school back in the middle of nowhere, Idaho
  • Tiberius! I have clue what the modern equivalent of Draconia is (I’m…tempted to say Washington DC, but really we need some country that’s isolationist, elitist, wracked with fundamental civil rights problems…oh, wait!) (No, seriously, something in Africa, maybe? That’s underrepresented. Broad, I know) He’s a grad student, and the son of some significant politician.
  • Vex and Vax are Japanese, mostly ‘cuz I want the Clasp to be represented by the Yakuza. You know the drill: shit father, ran away from home, mother died, Vax got involved with urban organized crime while Vex flirted and bargained and spent as much time as possible in the dwindling countryside and small city parks. I think Vax is in jail for most of this.
  • if someone’s gonna get nearly lobotomized, I’m torn between it being Keyleth, escaping with Kash and Zahra’s help (they’re in her WoW guild) and running away into the outback, or Tiberius, escaping with Allura and Kima’s help (it turns out that even when your crush turns out to be lesbian and not interested in you, she can still be literally the best friend.) (and Kima’s always wanted to stage a jailbreak.)
  • when someone gets caught by BPO, it’s absolutely Vex, and Percy who goes after her. Because the aesthetic of Percy singlehandedly storming a secure research facility, coat flaring, gun firing these are the people who have haunted his nightmares for years, and it’s time to confront them. Because maybe he’s just geographically closest to where they take her (Siberia?). Because everyone working together to convince Percy to not just storm in and shoot people - Keyleth hacks the security system, Scanlan flirts with a nurse for Vex’s room number, Grog takes the guards out quietly, Pike knows the medicine to wake Vex up and get her moving, Tiberius is on back-up googling duty for all random things, particularly navigation for escape, and knows even more about explosives than Percy. Vax got them there in the first place, found out where they’d taken her, by finally agreeing to turn state’s evidence in return for this one favor. It has to be Percy who goes, because Vax is in custody and no one else is as close, and because Dr. Ripley will smile as she meets his eyes through the glass of the elevator.

anonymous asked:

I plan on majoring in political science, but my dad keeps telling me that I will not be able to find a job. Is this true?

Not at all.

Possible Careers:

  • Government Executives and Legislators
  • Government Lawyers
  • Judges
  • News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents
  • Political Scientists
  • Public Interest Advocates
  • Public Interest Lawyers
  • Anthropologists and Archaeologists
  • Economists
  • Social Sciences Professor (Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, etc)
  • Sociologists
  • Urban and Regional Planners

Check out this link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more info on the job outlook.

Alright, who’s ready for an effortpost?

So, latest LWA episode.  Very cute.  Lots of little nods like the boot-hat the Headmistress was showing off being her father’s missing boot, etc.  But what’s bothering me is that people are dismissing this as a pointless filler episode when, in reality, it pretty much spelled out the core message of the series.

Little Witch Academia is, at its core, Trigger’s defense of their own art.  A lot of people complain how absurd it is that magic in this setting is both looked at with such disdain and seems so arbitrarily confined -for example, requiring batteries or not being able to use magic off school grounds- but its worth remembering that magic is analogous to 2d animation.

Let’s look at the way outsiders view magic– as a pointless diversion, something kids are enamored with, something showy and with no real substance.  Look at the way people, even outside the elitism of Luna Nova, shrug off Akko’s idolization of Chariot.  Think about how Fafnir, who is pretty blatantly a financial sector bigwig, no longer sees magic as something economically feasible, and has instead turned his attention to pursuits like the stock market or trying to be a loan shark.

There’s also a lot to be said about how stagnant and conservative the world of magic (animation) is, and how Akko ultimately is playing the role of an enthusiastic reformer.  It should be pretty overt that the elitist and xenophobic magical community is based in the West, with almost every named character being white, whereas Akko is an enthusiastic Japanese kid, with no family legacy in the art form discipline.

Hell, we can even see Trigger validating their own habit of going off-model, in contrast to the static and rigid styles that other studios tend to lean towards.  Consider Luna Nova’s attempt to woo the Earl of Hambridge, showing him that magic was still a worthwhile endeavor to bankroll, and how absurd and silly their ‘traditional’ display looked to an outsider, whether it was the Earl or the audience.

Hell, try showing your parents some contemporary anime.

I arbitrarily picked this one off the first page of /a/.  Look at the blush, the tiny mouth, the speck nose, the shading and use of color.  Try to explain to someone outside the subculture that’s evolved around anime and manga why every show that’s produced has a similar artistic style.  If you can come up with a persuasive argument beyond ‘that’s the way things are done in the artistic community’, let me know.

Compare and contrast to the frequently off-model nature of LWA, or of another great show from the past year, Mob Psycho 100.  A good analysis of MP100′s use of off-model animation can be found here.

But consider the contrast between the ‘traditional’ show of magic, of 2d animation, to an outside force, to prove that its worthwhile, and Trigger’s showing, or Akko’s display to Andrew.

Its spirited,

Untraditional, it has an almost Disney vibe to it.

Similarly, Akko and her idol, Shiny Chariot take a similar approach to magic.  Showy, enthusiastic, bright, and colorful.  You could argue that Chariot’s magic performance, either the one shown in the initial OVA or in the first episode of the TV series, has little actual substance, much in the same way that LWA as a series doesn’t have much of an overarching plot so far, but to do so really misses the point.

There’s a lot of negativity stewing around Andrew as a character, and its not all completely unfounded.  In a lot of ways, he feels out of place.  He’s the only young, attractive male character in a predominately female series, he serves as a weird sort of ship bait, he seems cool and collected and smug, and Luna Nova’s witches trip over themselves trying to appease him.

Worth keeping in mind that Little Witch Academia started as an entry into Anime Mirai 2013, where animation studios were competing for talent and grants from major financial government institutions.  The symbolism is pretty overt.

But returning to episode 9, there’s the question of why this is important.  Why is the shaggy dog story of the Headmistress and her inane pseudo-pirate father so important?  The dominant question is, in a world of technological advancement, where animation is falling by the wayside and being replaced by things like, say, CGI, why does it still matter?  What still makes magic, what still makes animation, worth studying?

Akko’s answer has always been ‘inspiration’.  We can see this both in Diana and Akko’s character– they’re inspired by Shiny Chariot.  They want to go into magic because they’re so wowed.  But that’s a very slim answer.  If the only reason animation is worthwhile is because other people might get interested in animation, that’s a pretty circular argument.

So, episode 9 introduces us to another rationale why animation is worth studying– it brings the dead back to life and gives us a chance to right wrongs, to explain mistakes, and find peace.  Or, more accurately, like other forms of art, it grants us the chance to renegotiate and reanalyze the things of the past we never got closure with.  Consider James Merrill’s poem, Lost in Translation, where as a child he literally tries piecing together the puzzle of what’s going on around him, to be caught with a missing piece that he spends the rest of his life trying to find again, returning to that puzzle, to that memory, and trying to fit the pieces back together.

More pertinently, consider another Japanese animated film, Cat Soup.  The creator of the manga committed suicide in 1998, and her husband made the film.  Its a stupendous piece of art, both from a technical and thematic standpoint, but we see a similar situation here that we do in Merrill’s work or in Miranda’s reunion with her dead father.

Art can bring us closure.  It can help us write a eulogy for those who’ve left us, or sooth our worries.  It doesn’t just inspire, but it heals, too.

And that’s why episode 9 is good and I’m tired and this post sucks, okay.

snugsbunnyfluff  asked:

Hello, I hope you're well. I'd like to ask you about conflict! I've read lots in writing books about conflict. I know conflict is needed in a story and for the characters. But, my problem is, even though I kind of understand conflict I don't know how best to use it. I was wondering if you could provide breakdowns, maybe from your stories or other published stories. Sometimes seeing things spelled out helps me. It's okay if this is not possible. Thank you for your time, and for this fab blog í ½

Aww, thank you so much, love!  This is a great question.  In the writing community, we talk a lot about conflict without really defining what it is – and further, what types of conflict there are.  So I’ll list and explain them, as well as give some examples.


Types of Conflict (and Their Strengths)

There are five main types of conflict in fiction:

  1. Man vs. Man – Situational or relationship conflict between two or more characters.  (Think The Dark Knight or Beauty and the Beast.)
  2. Man vs. Self – Otherwise known as “internal conflict”.  Conflict between a character’s opposing feelings.  (Think Revenge of the Sith or Silver Linings Playbook.)
  3. Man vs. Nature – Conflict between the main character/s and the elements – providing for the self or defending against animals, weather, or illness.  (Think Life of Pi or Robinson Crusoe.)
  4. Man vs. Society – Conflict between the main characters and the “system” – the government or ruling majority.  (Think The Hunger Games or Hidden Figures.)
  5. Man vs. Technology/Supernatural – Conflict between the main character and a non-human force.  (Think 2001: A Space Odyssey or Gremlins.)

Like the different tenses or POVs, none of these options are inherently better than the others – but they do work better for different stories, so it’s important to know what they are and how to make the most of them.

I’ll now outline each style briefly, save for #5, which is fairly self-explanatory.  If you have a question about this style for any reason, though, let me know and I can make a separate post.


1. Man vs. Man

Man vs. Man conflict is the most easily recognizable conflict in fiction, because your characters are always aware of it happening.  There are three types of this conflict:

  1. Situational M-vs-M – Two characters have opposing desires or responsibilities, but only one of them can get what they want.  Leslie wants to build her park, but Ben wants to cut funding.  Wreck-It Ralph wants a medal, but Vanellope wants to use it to qualify for racing.
  2. Moral M-vs-M – Characters have a moral disagreement that must be resolved in order to maintain a relationship or make an important decision.  Luke wants to change Vader for good, but Vader wants to change Luke for evil.  Tony feels the government should keep the Avengers in check, but Steve thinks they should maintain individual control.
  3. Personal M-vs-M – Characters in a relationship, romantic or platonic, disagree on some issue or hurt each other in a way that threatens their relationship.  Noah wants to be with Allie, but Allie feels a commitment to Lon.  Rayna wants to marry Deacon, but Deacon can’t overcome his alcoholism.

Man vs. Man conflict is most popular in romance stories, as well as Good vs. Evil stories involving heroes and villains.  It’s best for stories that are character-driven, or employ themes of battling ideals.  This conflict is shown through arguments, escalating to Big Decisions with long-term consequences.  Here is a post on how to resolve interpersonal conflict.


2. Man vs. Nature

This kind of conflict is relatively straightforward, although it covers a variety of plots:

  1. Survival – The main character/s are left to the elements and must keep themselves fed, sheltered, and defended against anything that would harm them.  This is one of multiple conflicts in The Hunger Games, most prominent when Katniss and the tributes are in the arena – and during this time, Man vs. Man and Man vs. Society are also present.
  2. Illness – The main character/s are ill and must battle their illness – if treatable, battling for survival, and if terminal, coping with the inevitable.  This is a primary conflict in The Fault in Our Stars.
  3. Beast – This is kinda like Man vs. Man in that it is very singular, based on a conflict between two forces: a human and some sort of “beast.”  Of course, this beast doesn’t have to be an animal – it could also be a natural disaster, like a storm, or a spreading disease.  Anything from a white whale to a pandemic qualifies as “the beast”.

Man vs. Nature conflict is often coupled with Man vs. Self to create the best survival stories, facing topics of vulnerability, isolation, and fatality.  This conflict is best shown in sequences of varying “wins” and “losses” to Mother Nature, each one increasingly strengthening the character, as well as teaching them something about themselves or life.


3. Man vs. Self

This is one of my favorite styles of conflict, because it requires the deepest character development and provokes more philosophical questions.  The most common internal conflicts:

  1. Head vs. Heart – A tale as old as time: your MC’s heart is telling them what they want, but their mind is telling them the opposite.  This is sparked by an inciting incident (e.g. a new opportunity or love interest), which is battled back and forth internally until a decision is reached.  Typically the heart is painted as the right decision, but it can really go either way.
  2. Self vs. Self-Image – In this style, your character battles with themselves over their very idea of self – who they believe they should be versus who they instinctively are.  This is also perpetuated by outside forces, such as family members or love interests, who offer their input and confuse the MC.
  3. Faith vs. Science – This title is figurative, not literal.  Basically, this is a conflict in which your MC struggles with their beliefs (political, religious, etc.) when new information is introduced.  Life-changing events spark a question, which the character at first avoids, then assesses, until they arrive at a new conclusion or identity.

Man vs. Self is best for stories that tackle social, political, or moral issues.  It is often couples with Man vs. Nature or Man vs. Man, as a character’s other conflicts cause them to reassess their own beliefs, desires, or identity.  I believe, personally, that all stories should include some kind of Man vs. Self conflict, since the MC should be changed by the end of any novel.


4. Man vs. Society

This is a popular conflict in modern literature, especially with the rise of dystopia (and the state of unrest in social politics today).  There are two different portrayals of this conflict:

  1. Individual Conflict – In this conflict, one character, by some new circumstances, is put into a new role that “separates” them from society (e.g. they become disabled or discover a disability, they experience their first instance of victimhood or discrimination, etc.) and find a new moral position alternative to society.  This conflict is used in Mean Girls, as Cady Heron finds herself on multiple tiers of the social hierarchy at school and must decide where she aligns herself.
  2. Organized Conflict – This is the Man vs. Society we recognize from Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and other “Us vs. Them” stories.  This can be led by Man vs. Man conflict between the leaders, such as with Harry and Voldemort, or Gandalf and Saruman.

Man vs. Society is great for high fantasy, dystopia, or any story central on social conflict.  This conflict drives most antiheroes or spy/assassin characters with no fitted role in the system.


So your first step is to decide on one or a few types of conflict to include in your story – not so few that the story idles, but not so many that there are no “resting points” in the novel.  Once you’ve picked them out, take some time to outline how they’ll develop.  Write it down and keep it as a reference for later, as you’re working through the story.

That’s all I have for now!  If you have any further questions, hit me up and I’ll respond shortly ♥️️  Happy writing!


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

What a surprise, it seems this snap election has very little to do with giving people a say on how they want brexit to be negotiate, and more to do with Tory electoral fraud. CPS is finally looking to bring charges against up to 30 people who were involved in electoral fraud during the last general election, with predictions being 12-20 of these are serving MPs who would undoubtably be forced to step down, this would get rid of the Tory majority in government.

We cannot let anyone forget this, the tories currently have a majority because they broke the rules, they cheated, remember this in the coming election.

Also key to take note, the BBC is meant to be both impartial and able to hold the government to account, where is this being reported, as a footnote buried in another article on the BBC, while channel 4 have been championing this story and have helped keep it alive for months. While I have to agree that the snap election is front page news it won’t be happening for nearly two months, while the CPS prosecutions are breaking news that has an immediate effect and are unprecedented in U.K. history and aren’t being discussed.

We cannot let anyone forget this, the tories currently have a majority because they broke the rules, they cheated, remember this in the coming election.

Breaking Glass - OUAT/SPN Crossover

Summary: (Y/N); who has been missing for three years, calls Dean asking for an odd favour. The Winchesters travel all the way to a place they thought was fictional in order to help her. 

Pairing: Dean x reader.

Word count: 4,900

Warnings: SPN spoilers, OUAT spoilers.

A/N: This was for Mama’s 1K Followers Celebration! My prompt was Once Upon a Time, so here it is! Congratulations once again, @mamaredd123 I hope you like this; sorry it took em so long to get this done, it is extremely hard to mix these two shows considering the twists they both have.

DISCLAIMER: I changed the story line of BOTH TV shows for the sake of the story. This is set during season 4 of OUAT and after season 10 of SPN but not quite - I can’t explain myself, thank you - so please, don’t focus on the strange timings and just live with it.

Enjoy!

Originally posted by soggyhook

“Hello?” Dean answered the phone.

“Dean, I need your help.” Dean’s lips curved into a sad smile at the sound of her voice. It had been such a long time since the last time he heard her voice… The sound of it was an old memory, the kind of memory one forgets they have until it comes back again.

“(Y/N)…” Dean whispered. The wave of emotions that crashed inside of him was more than enough to mess with his sharp mind. “It’s funny how you only call me when you need help.” He snapped bitterly as a pearly tear left his eye.

“Dean, please, there will be a lot of time to apologise after you help me. It’s life or death… Please, just come.” She begged softly. He knew he had to stay strong, he knew he had to say no or else she would hurt him once again.

“Where are you?”

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January 11th 1755/57: Alexander Hamilton born

On this day in 1755 or 1757, future Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies. Hamilton’s early life was troubled, and he was left parentless at a young age after his father left and his mother died. He found work as an accounting clerk, and his employer, impressed by Alexander’s abilities, paid for him to move to America for an education. However, as the American colonies teetered on the brink of revolution, Hamilton found himself drawn to the Patriot cause. Soon into the Revolutionary War, in which he served in the army, Hamilton became the assistant and adviser to General George Washington. It was during this time that he met and married Elizabeth Schuyler, who came from a prominent New York family. After the Revolution, Hamilton was a fierce advocate of a strong central government, penning the majority of the Federalist Papers which supported the ratification of the Constitution, and served as the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury from 1789 to 1795. In 1801, Hamilton and Elizabeth’s nineteen-year-old son Philip was killed in a duel defending his father’s honour. Just three years later, Alexander himself was killed in a duel by his long-time rival Vice President Aaron Burr.

Tisza Dismissed as Hungarian PM

Tisza, pictured on the Italian Front later in the year.

May 22 1917, Budapest–István Tisza had been one of the few voices urging caution in the weeks leading up to the war, strongly arguing against war in the days after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.  However, he was eventually brought around, provided the goal of the war was not the outright annexation of Serbia.  Since 1914, Tisza had been a very visible symbol both of the war and of the pre-war system.  Defending Hungary’s interests to a fault, he prevented food exports to Austria (leading to extreme deprivation there), and blocked any peace deal or internal political settlement that would affect Hungary’s borders.

The new Emperor Charles, who had been trying to arrange peace with the Allies, and who fancied himself a reformer, tried to urge Tisza to carry out reforms.  Most pressing was an exchange in the voting franchise, where Hungary now had some of the most restrictive policies in Europe (after the revolution in Russia and very recent reforms in Germany), with only 10% of the population able to vote.  Tisza, however, would only make the smallest of concessions, only expanding it to certain decorated soldiers and poorer landowners.  Protests on May Day and a general work stoppage on May 2 concerned many of the political elites in Hungary, especially after the events in Russia.  Tisza, who was convinced that war made people more conservative, refused to budge, and Emperor Charles dismissed him on May 22.  Tisza, aged 56, left to serve as a colonel on the Italian front, though his allies in Parliament continued to cause problems for reform in Hungary for the remainder of the war.  Tisza’s departure meant, of all the heads of government of the major belligerents from the first year of the war, only Germany’s Chancellor Bethmann remained in office.

Sources include: Jószef Galántai, Hungary in the First World War.

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