is officially a situation

anonymous asked:

I'm icelandic, and our country is nowhere near suitable for intensive growing of crops. We depend a lot on sheep, cattle and fish to eat and nothing that you say changes that fact.

Why does it need to be suitable for intensive growing of crops? “You” depend on animal agriculture as in you personally, or your country in general? Is any of this stopping you from being vegan? Are vegan foods too expensive there for you to afford it? If no, why are you telling me this? If yes, you can still go vegan in the sense that you do the best you can in the situation you are in, and maybe join your official vegan and vegetarian society and help them in their efforts to make being vegan easier in Iceland. 

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please watch officially if you can!!! i understand in some situations you legitimately Cannot (i mean hey i’m not american and dont live there and also am a student without a tv license or anything to provide channels) but if you’re able to provide official views, please do!!! 

link to the tweet  

rant about thai k-idols

okay so,,, i’ve seen A LOT of ppl using a thai idol’s real name as if it’s normal (esp in fanfics) and as a person who grew up in thailand and is thai,,, that is actually very awkward. a thai person is born w a first name, last name, and nick name. the nick name is the name you will be called by throughout your whole life and many of your friends would prob never know your full name tbh. your full name is only used in official papers and business type situations. for example, in school, the teacher would call you by your first name and your nickname (it depends what they’re saying,, if it’s roll call or smth like that it’s your first name!!) i’m going to use ten as an example, so bare with me. if you’re friends w ten, you would never call him ‘chittaphon’. not even his family would call him ‘chittaphon’. it’s really just used for MAINLY official papers. please just call your thai idol by their nickname (which is most likely their stage name). i’m sure this is hard to understand bc different culture,, but i’m honestly rly uncomfortable w it??? it’s okay that you’ve been ignorant to this, but i hope you guys learned something new!! feel free to msg me for any questions!

Ilvermorny Houses

Thunderbird: represents the soul, adventurous, intelligent, temperamental

I think for Thunderbirds, a large part of being “adventurous” is actually about being open-minded.  They are curious and always willing to try new things; they also tend to accept new things without questioning them too much.  They are in touch with their emotions and their soul, and thus have a strong sense of self.  They know who they are but they are always open to change.  They can be seen as temperamental because they express their emotions more openly and aren’t afraid to say what they are thinking.  They can be optimistic to a fault and have trouble processing their emotions when bad things happen.  Overall, thunderbirds are open in many ways, including how they makes friends, show their emotions, and learn new ideas.


Horned Serpent: represents the mind, intelligent

Horned Serpents tend to very analytical and cynical; they love to learn new things, but they take everything with a grain of salt and question why.  They are very logical about things and tend to ignore their illogical emotions; they are the best at ignoring/hiding their emotions.  They are resourceful and are always looking for solutions to problems which occur.  However, they tend to have difficulty realizing that they can’t fix everything, especially when bad things happen.  They tend to be introverted and making friends doesn’t come naturally to them.  They often get caught up in their thoughts and can forget to stop and interact with the world around them.  They are their own person and can be quite stubborn; they don’t like to do things unless they agree to the reasons for doing it, and thus don’t take orders well.


Wampus: represents the body, fiercely loyal, argumentative

Webster said “that a house named after him would never win anything”.  This indicates that he is competitive, he wants to win and be remembered.  People in Wampus are competitive but they want to win fairly.  They are also very loyal to what matters to them, whether that be people or a set of ideals/a moral code.  They are aware of bad things happening and tend to be more cynical about it.  Often, they feel a sense of duty and are amongst the first to take action.  They don’t express their emotions well and tend to bottle them up until they explode.  They are great at team sports and tend to have a close-knit group of friends; it takes a while for them to trust/befriend someone, but they are loyal to the friends they make.


Pukwudgie: represents the heart

I think the characteristics of this house are modeled more after James than William.  I think Pukwudgies feel things deeply and are emotionally affected when things happen to others; James came looking for people he had recently befriended and buried their bodies.  They have a great capacity for empathy and they try their best to help others, thus why this is the house of healers.  They acknowledge that bad things will always happen and that they cannot change that, but they remain optimistic and do their best to help others when catastrophes occur.  This includes healing others, offering emotional support, and working to rebuild what was destroyed.  They are open-minded and connect with other people, whom they can be very loyal to.    

I’m really hesitant about that Dog’s Purpose video because not only was it PETA that released the video, but TMZ is one of the most unreliable news sources available. I’d wait a few more days until more information is released before jumping to conclusions. 

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

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OROVILLE — Immediate evacuations have been ordered for residents of the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream, according to officials with the California Department of Water Resources.

Officials say a hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. The operation of the auxiliary spillway has led to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the auxiliary spillway.

Officials are anticipating a failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes.

Failure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.

The DWR is increasing water released to 100,000 cubic feet per second.

Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream have been ordered.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for possible dam failure. Areas affected include Oroville, Palermo, Gridley, Thermalito, South Oroville, Oroville Dam, Oroville East and Wyandotte.

Residents should evacuate in a northward direction, toward Chico.

The flash flood warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. Monday.

Evacuations have also been ordered for parts of Yuba County including Hallwood, Marysville, Olivehurst, Linda and Plumas Lake. Those in Yuba County are asked to not travel north toward Oroville. Travel east, south or west. Yuba City and Marysville are under evacuation.

Parts of Sutter County has ordered immediate evacuations for Live Oak, Yuba City, Nicolaus and all communities along the Feather River basin.

A second evacuation center has been set up at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. There are trailer spaces as well as indoor space at the Main Exhibit Building. 1303 10th Street in Colusa.

For evacuation information, Butte County residents can dial 2-1-1 from landline or cell phones. Yuba or Sutter residents can call 1-866-916-3566.

A press conference is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the Lake Oroville Nature Center at 917 Kelly Ridge Road.

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So everyone is doing what are ur dogs named after…

Balto, the real Balto

Hubble, hubble the telescope

and Noodle… noodles….

Ani I didn’t name hahahahaha she’s not really named after anything :( but i added a pic just cuz :) Annika is her full name tho. I call her Anna far more often than her real name? 

Please, take a moment out of your day and thank your toilet. Modern sanitation is one of those things we absolutely take for granted in the First World, despite the fact that billions live with sewer systems that are unreliable at best. Take Zimbabwe, one of the poorer countries in Africa. Their second largest city, Bulawayo, saw their sewage system back up due to a water-rationing system caused by a drought. There simply wasn’t enough water left in Bulawayo’s pipe system to carry away all the dumps the million-strong city was taking daily.

You can imagine the problems this causes. Dry pipes tend to contribute a liberal amount of ghost stench from the logs of yesteryear to the atmosphere. So apart from the whole “not enough water” situation, Bulawayo was now stinking to high heaven and subjecting its residents to a whole host of interesting feces-related health hazards.

What’s a city to do?

Create a tidal wave with their toilets, that’s what.

Faced with a seemingly impossible situation, Bulawayo’s city officials decided to do something that would appear to be straight out of a cartoon: They calmly ordered everyone in the city to start flushing their toilets at the exact same time, at three-day intervals.

5 Hilariously Bad Ideas That Actually Solved Huge Problems

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hey guys um!! i have never made a post like this before so bear w me but @klavier-gavin-official is in a very bad situation right now!! 

her household is extremely abusive and her dad jsut very recently took her phone and any means of communicating with her friends away from her (she messaged me through plerb on a school computer) and also ripped her door off the hinges and was very close to hitting her, and also said things like  “you make me feel really horrible and i dont know what to do” “im sory, *birhtname* but i want whats best for you” which is nt very nice !! um ! so if you could reblog this to signal boost i really want her to be ok,,, ! once she provides me with her paypal i will add it to this post and it would reall yhelp her if you could donate some she really really needs to get out of her abusive household ! she isnt safe there and i want her safe so badly so if its not too much to ask please reblog this and spread the word!! 

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. [Edit: IF YOU CAN. This is not an option for many]
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How many people will be provided with interpreters?!!!

You are entitled to an interpreter and a lawyer!!!!!

I will never forget this post I read after Bom’s drug scandal after YG released a statement about it, someone said how he handled the situation like a father, how he takes care of his artists and it said “thank you papa yg”.

Lol, what the fuck? I mean seriously. Seriously?! It was his duty to post an official statement and the statement just explained the situation why Bom took those pills. What was so fatherly about it?

That rat after a year and half said that Bom did this to herself and it’s her own fault and that’s why she is still reflecting.

What kind of father are you talking about? What kind of papa yg?

If you refer to yg as “papa/dad/father” and you think that he treats his artists good, don’t talk to me and unfollow me.

And don’t you dare blame any of the girls for this! Do you really think that they wanted this after so much years spend together? And they still support each other and care for each other.

It’s all YG’s fault. If he handled things better this wouldn’t have happened. But no, he had to let the perfect girl group die.

I have done some theorizing and discussing with @tom-lucitor-official about Tom’s abusive situation.

And we did talk a bit about Tom’s want to be King Of Mewni and to marry Star, and wonder if maybe one of the reasons Tom wants this is because he wants a life away from his dad…kinda like being with Star and being king of mewni is some sort of escape for him.

Nothing much else besides that, but it’s a cool idea i wanted to bring up because you never know if it’ll come into play at some point or might have some significance.

Make You Love Me

This is me shamelessly jumping on the Lucien-loves-apples train, basically. A simple Mating Bond take on @acotarshipweek‘s prompt 4 for elucienweek: Betrayal / Loyalty. 

Summary: Elain has been trying to convince Lucien that he is worthy of being her Mate for months now. Yet every time she offers Lucien food, he refuses to take it. Finally, Elain decides to go big or go home.

AO3

There is no end to war.

After every battle, there is a next, no matter how distant or insignificant it may be. There is always war. For a coward like him, this is unforgettable.

Feyre has taken Nesta with her to defend Miryam and Drako from the threats they accidentally called to them. They left Lucien to hold the fort in the Spring Court. Just before Tamlin sacrificed his life in the battle against the King of Hybern, he officially made Lucien the next High Lord. It’s a strange situation. His father sure isn’t happy about it.

He hasn’t got used yet to the fact that he gives the orders now. That he can make changes. He wants to. He is fond of the traditions of the Spring Court, but some of them are outdated and frankly offensive. Therefore, Lucien spends most of his time in the library, surrounded by paperwork, or meeting with advisors and complaining Fae.

Or thinking about Elain.

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Okay so my school is apparently investigating me or something because they think I’m not “deaf enough” for my interpreters. The reason they think that is because the speech therapist, who started this btw, was talking to me in a confidential support group kicked my interpreter out because she wanted this to be super confidential (my interpreter can’t say anything btw by law. Everything is confidential) and I was unsure at first but I understood. So I was in a small group, in a small room with no background noise, so perfect situation for a hard of hearing gal like myself. And I actually did surprisingly well without the interpreter because it was the perfect situation.
SOOO because a school official witnessed me in a perfect situation and forced my interpreter out, I am now being questioned about my deafness.

Oh and the fucked up thing about this is that the speech therapist has deaf parents and a deaf sister and helped me fight to get my interpreters. SOOOOOO YA KNOW. THATS COOL.