The AP’s defense of its bad Clinton Foundation story is also bad
The story is still that there’s no story.
By Matthew Yglesias

‘The AP reported, with much heavy breathing and insinuation, about Clinton holding meetings as secretary of state with people who had also donated money to the Clinton Foundation. It did not, however, appear to uncover anything at all improper resulting from these meetings. And it used some questionable math to make the meetings seem much more common than they were.

The initial article was bad, and while the defense of the article usefully clarifies a key point, it is also bad…….’

anonymous asked:

Top tips on how to get over a guy? He was vegan too :(

PLENTY of peaches on the tree mate.

Do you think me or Freelee would struggle to find someone?

No. Why? Because we put ourselves out there online and people find us and make their own minds up before they even meet us.

Another thing is too many girls think they need a guy in their life when actually they don’t at all and are better having time of independence without having to deal with another horn bag wanting to end his period of sexual starvation. Sure if that is what you want then there is a time and place for that but if we can’t give  self love, self attention and or self appreciation then we will continually chase that externally and our life will be controlled by that.

When you are living your life purpose you find that you don’t need anyone else but if the moment happens that you find someone compatible then you can still work as hard or harder at your life purpose with them being around.

If your training and work ethic goes up when you are around someone then that person is a good pick in that moment. Sure shit can change as people change and situations change but that is a good indicator of a good choice - Am I doing more and becoming more when this person is around? Lets not lie to ourselves though because we are self deficient in appreciation, affection and attention though.

Feed yourself first and learn how to do that so you become self reliant - independent and then if chance brings that special someone around then you will know because your productivity goes up vs down and you develop a relationship of interdependence where you both boost each other up as you have ample food to bring to the table of life.

I was having this convo with a mate. She has UBER online potential but hooked up with this guy and now she hardly posts and hardly trains cos she has late nights and he doesnt get it and neither do any of her friends. She is sacrificing her gift? I would say 100% and she will regret it big time but because she has never really been single very long she craves that male attention more than personal success and contribution. Balance is best sought.

What’s a girl to do when a bunch of dudes have just told her, in front of an audience, that she’s wrong about what it’s like to be herself? I could talk to them, one by one, and tell them how it felt. I could tell the panel organizers this is why you never have just one of us up there. I could buy myself a superhero costume and devote the rest of my life to vengeance on mansplainers everywhere.

Instead, I round up some girlfriends and we spend hundreds of dollars in a hipster bar, drinking rye Manhattans and eating tapas and talking about the latest crappy, non-gender-blind things that have happened to us in meetings and on business trips and at performance review time. They toast me for taking one for the team. And when we are good and numb we Uber home, thinking Look at all we’ve earned! That bar with the twinkly lights. That miniature food. This chauffeured black car. We are tough enough to put up with being ignored and interrupted and underestimated every day and laugh it off together. We’ve made it. This is the good life. Nothing needs to change.
The day I hung out at Prince’s house, talking fame, disguises and Michael Jackson’s death
The author went to Paisley Park for a photo shoot, and it turned into a dinner party.

Hadn’t read this before.  Nice piece - here are my fave parts:

Two hours passed before Prince strode into the room to meet us, wearing fairly casual clothing, in his own unique style, of course: fitted black button-up shirt and black slacks, accented by Lucite-soled sneakers inset with lights that blinked on his every step. His walk was more of a “pimp,” really — partially due to a recent hip surgery, but also because Prince just had incredible swag. (Note: this was in 2010 - also mentioned in a Rolling Stone piece.)

He was small, very small — but not fragile. He was accommodating, but also a bit guarded. After zooming through small talk, he wanted to get down to business. He guided us over to a dining room area, containing a table and chairs cut in the shape of chess pieces. He took a seat and without blinking asked, “So what do you want to do?” Ruiz quickly went into a creative spiel, while Prince nodded slightly in approval — quickly processing each suggestion and idea. We talked for 20 minutes before he suddenly said,  “Okay, I got it. I’ll be back.” He shortly returned, pulling a rack of clothes that he selected specifically for this particular shoot and concept. He was totally cooperative. Not quite the guy that I had read about. (My italics)

The death of Michael Jackson (at one point another devout Jehovah’s Witness) was still fresh on everyone’s minds, and Prince admitted the two had talked about the challenges of mixing fame with a religious journey. He said that it was difficult for both of them, and he personally couldn’t have done it at a younger point in his life. He wished he could have talked to Michael more about it before he died.

Prince invited us to stay for dinner, along with Smiley, Larry Graham (the bassist for the band Sly and the Family Stone) and his wife, and Bria Valente, Prince’s girlfriend at the time. He cracked jokes about youthful times spent with high school friend Morris Day, leader of the R&B band The Time. He talked about his concern for the future of musicianship, after government cuts in school band programs. He applauded his own musical influences, showing respect for Carlos Santana and his reverence for the band-leading prowess of Ike Turner. He warned about the Minneapolis police department and the easy risk of being ticketed for driving while black.

DragonCon JeanMarco meet-up Sat, 9/3 at 6 pm at Hyatt Regency!

Hey y’all! So me and my partner in crime @cobalt-bleu are cosplaying as Jean and Marco this year at DragonCon, and we thought it’d be fun to schedule a meet-up! Whether you’re in cosplay or just comin’ to shoot the shit, meet us in the lobby near the elevators of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3! We will be sporting our own cosplay and lots of waving, so make sure you also send me or Cobalt a message if you want to meet up, so we know to look for you. (It’s fine if you just show up, too!)

Maybe we’ll even do a little creative jam when we’re there, but you’ll need to come to find out… :D

Meet us at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta elevators to yell about all things JeanMarco, and SNK in general! :D


Part III: The Pack Meeting

Stiles pulled the Jeep up to Derek’s loft eyeing his best friend in the seat beside him and then checking the mirror to see his other best friend Emery with a huge smile on her face.

“So Derek didn’t say why he wanted to meet us?” Stiles asked Scott finally.

“Nope, just said it was important,” Scott shrugged.

“And you don’t know anything Em?” He studied her face closely as she shook her head.

“Well something’s up,” Stiles huffed, “if he brought us here to tell us he’s having little werewolf pups with wild eyebrows and sass for days with Nora, I’m out.”

Emery giggled from the back seat, “you’re such a drama king Stiles.”

“What ever it’s weird,” Stiles rolled his eyes getting out and heading up to the loft.

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happyness44199  asked:

You guys are my favorite people in the world! I want to go to wherever you go and live there! Also, how do you stay so fabulous?!?!

Oh boy, I feel like you would be so dang disappointed if you meet us awkward potatoes.

But we are so flattered that you think so highly of us ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

We also drink the blood of the innocent. Js. -Heather

Rules: You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. Put your mp3 player, Itunes, Spotify etc. on shuffle, list the first 10 songs and tag people to do the same.

thanks, @mc-hadley

1. Tenderly by Houses
2. Meet Us Here by The Glorious Unseen
3. The Walker by Fitz and The Tantrums
4. Slow it Down by The Lumineers
5. Between the Bars by Elliott Smith
6. Girls by The 1975
7. Polkadot by Like Pioneers
8. Georgia by Bradley Hathaway
9. Cold Arms by Mumford & Sons
10. Bright by Echosmith

I tag @followthered @guidedthroughmountains @gurnica

anonymous asked:

hey, ive recently tried out Plan, but i find it hard to use. as someone who doesnt often have meetings or such, it doesnt seem too helpful. do you happen to know if you can somehow put in reoccurring tasks that dont disappear completely when you check them off? like if i put "study for history exam" and put in chapters 1-7 as steps, when i finish ch.1 and check it off the whole thing disappears. or for household tasks like doing laundry. any advice? thanks and have a nice day!

Hi! I like to use the meetings thing for after school activities, like when I tutor or have clubs and things, or when I need to meet with a teacher during school hours. 

As for the thing disappearing, maybe that’s something on ur device?? For me everything stays in place even if I complete all the steps (so u have to tick off the big task check mark in order for it to disappear) 

For household tasks, I would make a task like “Chores” and have specific things listed as steps, e.g. laundry, clean room, take out trash, etc. Then you can check and uncheck them every day??? Idk i’ve never used plan to manage everyday tasks. 

I hope this helps! 

honestly? the significance of the mai.ko ‘reunion’ in the finale is completely negated by the fact that zuko just took a bolt of lightning for another girl