how to work in someone else's country

davromega  asked:

I have seen several people in varying politeness ask/tell/demand that you basically treat evil societal destroying fuckwads like someone that bailed on helping you move or showed up 2 hours late for a dinner. How in hell can we make the country better by having said fuckwads in charge and having far too many people saying it will work out... give them a chance... let's all forgive one another and be brothers while these fucktards destroy our world?

Part of what makes us liberals is our empathy and our hope for kindness to prevail, so I get it.

But when someone is stabbing you in the face, you don’t politely ask them to stop. You fight back.

When someone is stabbing someone else in the face, you don’t wait for them to stop, and then ask them to talk about their feelings. You stop them.

And, to be quite honest, the majority – and I mean the vast majority – of people telling me that we have to be patient and understanding with Nazis, or that we really need to just think about the deep game theory of blah blah blah are white dudes who aren’t worried about money or influence, who aren’t threatened in any meaningful way by the Nazis we all need to punch more.

So keep punching Nazis and then punch them some more, until they are all gone.

Just a short few months ago, Trump was pledging to force United Technologies to ‘pay a damn tax.’ He was insisting on very steep tariffs for companies like Carrier that left the United States and wanted to sell their foreign-made products back in the United States. Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut. Wow! How’s that for standing up to corporate greed? How’s that for punishing corporations that shut down in the United States and move abroad? In essence, United Technologies took Trump hostage and won. And that should send a shock wave of fear through all workers across the country.
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Bernie Sanders“Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump”

Trump is the worst negotiator for the working class. Trump has never represented anyone but himself. He has no understanding of working for someone else. 

Government is the last place a con artist like Trump should be given power.

  • trump supporter: I'm so happy Mr. Trump won! Finally we can have real change in this country!
  • me: What is it you like that he says???
  • trump supporter: It's just so refreshing hearing someone speak their mind and say what everyone else is thinking.
  • me: Racism is refreshing? You're refreshed by a man that has dozens of people accusing him of sexual assault, a man who says he wants to deport millions of hard working people, a man who said he wanted to ban Muslims from entering the country
  • trump supporter: Don't twist my words
  • me: I'm not twisting shit. You stand behind a candidate, this is an exchange of ideas, this is how democracy works. What is refreshing about what he has to say
  • trump supporter: *changes subject completely* he's just such a successful business man; I think the country should be run like a business
  • me: I'd be a successful business man if my Dad gave me 200 million dollars. The man has gone bankrupt half a dozen times and has had over 100 failed businesses. He manages very few of the businesses with the Trump name, he licenses the name because being a reality star gave him name recognition. Most of the successful Trump businesses are not managed by him.
  • trump supporter: We're all entitled to an opinion... :(

anonymous asked:

Hi Anne, may I ask you something I don't really understand? why does BTS have Japanese albums and Japanese songs? I mean, is it not possible to enter Japanese market with their Korean albums and promote that albums there as well? I'm curious because I really dont know how it works. and the same thing for the Taiwanese versions of their albums. why make a specific version for that country when it's exactly the same as their Korean one?

I actually am not sure about this either. it probably has more to do about the certain companies responsible for handling bangtan’s music matters in that country. Like it’s not bighit that produces it but their affiliated company in each country. Like in Japan, someone else manages bangtan’s music there so they produce japanese albums and songs.

@three-0fspades

Here’s some book of poetry that I have read in the past five years (w/ a few suggestions that I love and ppl should read too!

Citizen by Claudia Rankine (can’t stress enough how crucial her work is!)
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine
Dance Dance Revolution by Cathy Park Hong
Animals in that Country by Margaret Atwood (this may be out of print )
Life on Mars by Tracey K. Smith
Jenny We are all Find by Jenny Zhang
Picasso’s Tears by Wong May
Everyone Here Cecily Iddings
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
Blessing the Boats by Lucille Clifton
Someone Else’s Wedding Vows by Biance Stone
Odalisque in Pieces by Carmen Gimenez Smith
Human Dark With Sugar by Brenda Shaugnessy
Sorrow Arrow by Emily Kendal Fry
Incivilities by Barbara Claire Freeman
Failure and I Bury the Body by Sasha West
Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros (this book made me want to be a poet!)
Money Shot by Rae Armantrout
Thunderbird by Jane Miller
Last Sext by Melissa Broder
Literally anything by Alice Notley
My Private Property by Mary Ruffle
What Is Amazing by Heather Crystel
Directed by Desire: The Collected Works of June Jordan
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
by Patrica Lockwood


…..this list is obviously quite short and mainly american poets and I got tired of typing…if u buy these books (and I can tell u which on the list are) from a small press please BUY THEM FROM THE PRESS NOT AMAZON. These presses are the ppl who are bringing u the good cutting edge shit more often than not. They need ur $$$$$$.


anonymous asked:

Did wa ever trend worldwide i don't know how trends work

I’m not an expert either BUT my trend settings are on US (you can choose Worlwide or any other country) so whenever I see Iris and/or WA trending it’s in the US. I think that’s what everyone else has as well and if that’s the case then it’s US trends. Which is harder than trending in smaller countries, Worldwide being the hardest (I think)

We trended worldwide a couple of times though, mostly back in S1. I remember “Crazy for WA” & “WA is iconic” (both around feb 2015) & “WA is real” (around april 2015). 

I’m not sure if our S3 trends were US or worldwide, maybe someone knows? I THINK they were all US.

anonymous asked:

Okay but in all my craziness I picture a (possibly historic fic) where one is the boss (or boss's son) and the other is a worker (maybe like a factory or shipyard or something). I'm not sure if this interests you but I like class difference aus. I hope your writing is going well and the aus people send in are helping your inspiration.

Omg all I could think about is French Revolution era stuff because my brain fixated on Jo’s Frenchness but. Um, as someone who has like AP European History knowledge of this and not much else, things are about to get quite silly. So Nate the humble French worker and Jo is some person in the aristocracy. I’m not sure how they know each other, maybe Jo’s family owns the land that Nate lives or works on. They grow close, and when the events of the revolution happen, Nate helps Jo hide and later flee the country.

Btw I’ve been nursing a thought: Nate the English prince (or something like that, idk, modern day Prince of Wales?) and Jo the French diplomat’s son. And Nate is expected to marry some nice conservative Scottish princess except he’d much rather chase after the fiery hot-headed diplomat’s son

hurricane lamps for storms

summary: five snapshots from the future.

(notes: sometimes i write short drabbles that don’t have any point. i was supposed to post the ridiculous au i’m working on before i post anything else, much less yet another fic that deals with dan/phil + future, but someone on my dash was talking about them growing old and moving to the country and. well. this was written in an hour and barely edited. please don’t judge me.) also read on ao3.

 

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In the retired sketchbook of Phil’s old drawing games, there’s a clumsily done picture of a big house with a mile-long fence and green grass everywhere. When it was drawn, Phil drank the last of his wineglass and said, “I don’t want horses,” and Dan set down his own glass and nodded mock-gravely, said, “Okay, even though the setting calls for it.”  

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Operation Appreciation Task #13 (October 24th - 30th)

This week’s task is to ask at least one of your favorite creators about their Hetalia OC! Lots of artists, writers, and cosplayers have their own version of a country that hasn’t been shown in canon, states or cities, a different take on a 2P character, or any number of other OCs! As a creator of an OC, you put a lot of hard work into making your character interesting and likeable. It can mean the world to someone to know that someone else has really taken an interest in their character! So ask your favorite OC creator questions about their OCs and encourage them to post more content so that the rest of the fandom can see how great their characters are!

And remember, if you are interested in someone’s character outside of this week, it’s always a good idea to ask questions! It will really make your favorite creator happy!

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David Bowie, as remembered by…
From Blondie to Kate Bush, friends, collaborators and celebrity fans reveal the extraordinary man behind the music

Kate Bush: ‘He was wonderfully eccentric – and he was ours’

The singer-songwriter recalls a musical icon

David Bowie had everything. He was intelligent, imaginative, brave, charismatic, cool, sexy and truly inspirational both visually and musically. He created such staggeringly brilliant work, yes, but so much of it and it was so good. There are great people who make great work but who else has left a mark like his? No one like him.

I’m struck by how the whole country has been flung into mourning and shock. Shock, because someone who had already transcended into immortality could actually die. He was ours. Wonderfully eccentric in a way that only an Englishman could be.

Whatever journey his beautiful soul is now on, I hope he can somehow feel how much we all miss him.

(For @thejohntent, sorry, that turned out much more angsty than originally planned…)

Mycroft Holmes was never wrong.

It was part of his job after all. He couldn’t afford to be wrong. The future of entire countries depended on his decisions. Mycroft had learned to anticipate everything, every possible course of action and always have a plan.

Mycroft had build his reputation around this particular skill. He was proud of his reputation. He relied on this reputation. Mycroft is never wrong.

But today, Mycroft wishes that for once, just for once, he was.

In less than a minute now, Mycroft will be dead. Some agents will take his body away and someone else will be sitting at his desk by the morning. He knew how things work, had helped to make transition as easier as possible. Mycroft had no illusion, he won’t be missed.

45 seconds now.

It might seem ridiculous, but Mycroft would have liked to be here for Sherlock’s wedding. He would have liked to stand by his brother side and for once let him read how proud he is of him.

30 seconds.

Mycroft finds himself regretting all those years spend fighting when he should have been telling Sherlock that love is important, so important. He should have told him sooner, right when Dr Watson had moved in. He should have said something, force Sherlock to see what was right under his eyes.

15 seconds.

Mycroft would have loved to see his brother grow old. He would have loved to watch him live the life he deserved, finally.

5 seconds.

Mycroft closes his eyes and leans back against his chair. The door opens.

2 seconds.

Sherlock is running in their garden, wearing his pirate hat and his sword.

He’s calling his name.

1 second.

Goodbye, brother dear.

Berating and name calling isn’t going to get us anywhere. Calling anti-gun people retards and pussies isn’t going to help a single thing. You want to remove the stigma around owning guns? Do you want to repeal some of the pointless gun laws in this country? (Looking at you, California and New York) Do you want to change things for the better? Then stop name calling and harassing these people.

Educate them, put the facts that support why gun control doesn’t work out there. Let people know about the existing background check system, something most anti-gun people seem to have no idea exists. Talk about defensive handgun usage and how even at the lowest estimates show 60 to 300 thousand crimes are stopped a year with guns.  Maybe it won’t change their mind, but it could sway someone else’s opinion for the better.  

It’s not fun to be told you should be “shot with your own gun”, or “all gun owners are scum.” Hell a of couple times I’ve even been told I was personally responsible for mass shootings. This is the internet, people say stupid and rude things. Get used to it. 

Free speech is your right. Say what you will, but please try not to fight ignorant emotional logic with personal attacks. Just my two cents, take it or leave it. I’ll get off my soapbox now.

LOGIC: “Countries are just like lifts.”

(with many thanks to @mippysweetie for this one!)