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anonymous asked:

I have 2 questions that I don't get... What do u mean the closing of business?... And what does the mitam thing have to do with this? I don't mean to come off as rude..I'm really confused. Thank you!

You don’t come off as rude love!

You might have heard of it as end of day or close of play - basically it means the end of the day in terms of business (really it refers to the financial market). (I assumed it was 5pm in terms of GMT (UK time) but Wiki says 5.30pm)

So basically, if NDAs had 29th Sept as an ending date, they would expire at the close of business (rather than at midnight or whatever) so IF the boys had an NDA that ended today - Seacrest was 4pm UK time so he’d still be bound but IF (it’s a big if) that expired at 5/5.30pm, the later interviews he wouldn’t be bound by the NDA. Does that make sense?

(Regarding MITAM - are you referring to the post about Niall’s tweet?

Basically, people have been speculating that some clause was in place for the duration of a year after MITAM. It just so happens that Niall tweeted one year ago today that MITAM was completely finished, and it’s yet another one of those coincidences that it happened to be today Niall could release his single.)

I hope all this made sense. Happy1days was speculating but I think she’s not sure about it, but it certainly is curious.

anonymous asked:

Why do think they're using a Sophie body double? It's not like Sansa will be fighting in the battle.

Maybe there’s a running sequence, or something with jumping or high-level equestrian? I really don’t know why they’d have a body double unless there was something physical for her to do, or a scene where the actor may or may not get possibly hurt and/or injured.

The Gwyn/Daz relationship really reminds me of that quote, that knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster, but wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster

I know this is common knowledge but yoongi is beautiful and I love him so much and I’m glad BTS blessed me with his photos on my birthday

Basically the era where being thicker than a midget was a crime just because Africans happen to be thick. Sarah (Saartije) Baartman was a Khoisan (South African) woman who performed under the name “Hottentot Venus” in 19th century England and France. She is the original video vixen: discovered at home in South Africa during her late teens, she was offered money and fame in Europe as a singer and dancer. Little did she know that she would be exploited and put on display for everyone to gaze at her large butt, long clitoris/labia, small waist, big breast and kinky hair– all traits that are very common amongst Khoisan women. As her shows attracted more fans, she was forced against her will to have sex with men AND WOMEN who gave enough money to her exploiters. Sarah got none of the money, as she was once promised. After her act got old, she was forced into prostitution, where she died of std’s and alcoholism. The obsession with Saartije lasted after her death as well. For more than 100 years, visitors and “scientist” were able to examine her dissected body parts in Paris museums. The 19th century shapewear, the “bustle” was inspired by her in order to give european women her unique physique. Yes, an old school booty pop. On behalf of Nelson Mandela’s request, Paris returned Saartije’s remains to South Africa in 2002. Black men, it’s time that you start respecting the black woman’s body, because this act of objectifying it was taught to you. #sarahbaartman

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BLACK MAN SHUTS DOWN THE POLICE

YouTube is full of videos where young white men, often times armed, stand up to police and force the officers to back down. With African-Americans, however, the rules are often different and knowing your rights will get you Tasered or worse. One African-American man recorded an encounter with police where he avoided getting arrested or shοt while preserving his rights.

When cops knocked on his door looking for a fugitive, Avel Amarel was determined to record the incident and not allow officers to illegally enter his home, according to a video posted on TheFreeThoughtProject.com.

Police told Amarel that they wanted to search his home because of an incident that occurred in the parking lot, but Amarel told the officers that the person they were looking for was not inside his home and he wasn’t allowing police to enter without a warrant.

Officer, I can’t let you inside without a search warrant,” he says.

Early in the encounter, an officer attempts to get Amarel to stop recording cell phone video, using the excuse that he didn’t know what the object was. Amarel informed the officer that the object in question was a cell phone and continued recording.

Throughout the video, Amarel refuses to let up, asking officers for three forms of identification. The officers never present any ID, but ask Amarel for ID, but he refuses. Amarel asks the officers whether he’s suspected of a crime and when the officers explain again about the fugitive, Amarel tells them that only he and his family are at the home.

When one officer asks for permission to search the home, Amarel tells him to come back with a warrant. Eventually the officers leave in frustration.

(h/t blacklikemoi.com)

I don’t know if I will be a published author someday, let alone a published author of a blockbuster decade-defining cultural pillar but jesus, I hope I have more grace about it than jk rowling

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I wasn’t dead. In fact, I was knee-deep in God’s armpit killing monsters, which, I thought, is what we actually do.

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93 years ago on this day May 31, 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot began. It is marked as the deadliest race riot in the history of the U.S. & destroyed what was known as, Black Wall Street.

Black Wall Street was the wealthiest black community in the United States, full of black owned businesses consisting of: 

movie theaters 
dental offices
independent newspapers
restaurants
grocery stores
a bank
post offices
a bus system
schools
airplanes
law offices 
its own hospital.

Racial tension boiled over on May 30, 1921 when a white woman accused a black boy of sexual assault. Late that night, a mob of nearly 10,000 white men launched an all out assault on Black Wall Street systematically burning down every home & business. 

Attacks came from both the ground and the sky as the mobs used planes from World War I to drop firebombs and shoot at residents. African Americans that were captured were held in internment camps around the city by local police & National Guard units.

Blacks who were injured during the 16 hour attack couldn’t seek medical care because the mobs torched the only black hospital in the city.

The attack left about 10,000 African Americans homeless and 35 city blocks burned to the ground. In total, 1,256 houses & 191 businesses (including churches, a middle school & a hospital) were burned. 

In the aftermath, it was estimated that 300 African Americans were killed and many of their bodies were buried in unmarked graves.

The Tulsa Race Riot was taught for the 1st time in Tulsa public schools in 2012. #NeverForget #BlackWallStreet #BlackHistory

so I’ve always sort of liked the idea that within the communion of saints there the Heavy Hitters, the Career Saints who are invoked widely and in situations of grave need—I’m talking your Catherines and Francises and Theresas, the Twelve Disciples and Michael; the Big Time Major League saints who intercede on behalf of so many, and so are always in conversation with the divine, case managers for the sick and dying and hurting and faithful of the world.

but that also means that there’s a bunch of saints hanging around who are just—minor holy women, lesser martyrs, incidental virgins, doctors of the church who never managed to find a publisher. They’re not prayed to very often, and rarely called on to manage the difficult cases; they have a lot of free time.

so what do you do, if you’re a saint with some free time on your hands? You answer all the not-quite-prayers, the “jesus, don’t turn red don’t turn red’ muttered by cab drivers and the “christ, can you just try it to see this from my point of view?” spat out by a furious girlfriend and all the “oh god please let me make this meeting in time” “please don’t let me fail” “I’m so tired I hope I can get home”

or maybe I just like the idea that every time you mutter “god, let me be okay” there’s some girl killed in 9th century for refusing to marry who falls into step beside you—and though no book or chronicle or living person remembers her name, she squints up at you and says with holy authority, “yeah, you’re going to be fine.”

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Parks and Recreation amazingness by taliaAF.

They are all available for purchase on Redbubble. I LOVE that she included that red thing!!!

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“It’s been three minutes.” | Nicolas Brown | Gangsta e.2

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I decided Asami needed her own animal companion, and I figured it should be something small and handy that could help her out while she worked. So she gets a tiger monkey! The wiki only described it as a “monkey with tiger features” so that sounded pretty rad. 

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Headcanon: 

  • While on Avatar assignment in the Fire Nation with Korra, Asami comes across a small injured tiger monkey. She takes it home to nurse it back to health
  • Normally a solitary and aloof creature, it takes immediately to Asami and sticks close by her as much as possible
  • It can be v territorial and protective of Asami and sometimes growls at Korra if she gets too touchy-feely
  • It has v sharp claws that are retractable, but Asami has to keep them carefully trimmed or risk getting gouged on the shoulders
  • One day in the workshop Asami absentmindedly says the name of the tool she needs out loud and is shocked when the tiger monkey brings it to her unbidden 
  • She then teaches it all the names of the tools and their different sizes, and it always brings her the correct one
  • V much like a cat in disposition, it sleeps a lot, usually curled up somewhere within reach of Asami