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This bill H.R. 861 - to terminate the Environmental Protection Agency has been introduced. If you live in the U.S. please contact your senator and representative and ask them to vote against this bill. You can do this through their websites or you can call (202) 224-3121 which is the number for the Capitol switchboard and they can transfer you to the correct office. THIS IS IMPORTANT. It is very easy for us to just sit back and feel like we can’t change anything, but this is such a simple thing. Trust me, if enough people call in the representative will care. They want to be re elected.

The EPA is a very important government agency. Trump and his administration are doing everything in their power to get rid of it. WE MUST FIGHT BACK. THIS IS OUR AMERICA.

Storybrooke Has Fallen (1/?)

Summary:   Based entirely too closely on the movie Olympus Has Fallen.  Secret Service agent Killian Jones has always taken his job seriously - perhaps a little too seriously if his supervisor were to have her say. But when terrorists attack the White House with Emma and her son inside, Jones will stop at nothing to find them and get them to safety.

Rated:  T, for violence, kidnapping, some dark themes

This is for the elusive @nothingimpossibleonlyimprobable on the occasion of her birth.  Which occasion, I won’t tell you, but suffice to say, she’s a few days younger than me.  Also, tagging @killian-whump​ because I’ve been taunting her with it forever and it’s RIGHT up her alley. @xhookswenchx​ because I made her read part of it and she pretended to like it :-P, and @cocohook38​ because I know you’re a whump fan.

Word count:  ~ 4,600

From the beginning: AO3 / FFN

The punches continued to rain down as Killian Jones bobbed and weaved around his opponent.  Sweat glistened under the lights and the smell of blood filled his nose from a lucky shot.  He waited patiently for an opening, baiting the combatant into a momentary lapse in judgment that would let him score a few body shots.  Finally, an elbow dropped carelessly away from its guard and Killian pounced.  A flurry of body shots dropped the other hand to protect vulnerable organs and he moved on instinct to jab towards his opponent’s head.

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bungou-stray-dogs-indulgences  asked:

8 with my boiiiiii Kunikida Ily <3 <3 <3

because i promised you i would post it tonight. this was SUPPOSED to be a drabble… i kinda went out of control [2 pages out of control]

‘Tonight Can Never Pass’ - Kunikida

It was later than Kunikida had scheduled when he finally knocked on the front door of your apartment. He had written down he would stop by the florist to pick up a bouquet of daffodils at 5:45pm before taking the 5:52pm subway downtown to your apartment, marking his arrival at 6:28pm which would give Kunikida two minutes to make sure his glasses were clean, his hair was behaving, and his clothes were straight. However his schedule came crashing down with the Agency network that caused all of the customary paperwork he completed at the end of each day to be deleted, meaning he needed to refile his reports. Then the florist was out of daffodils which meant he had to get Sennichisou flowers instead. All of this lead to him obviously missing the 5:52pm subway and having to wait for the 6:18pm one that he barely made. Not including how the tram itself had a malfunction and the passengers, including a sweating Kunikida, were stuck on the tracks for over half an hour. Instead of being two minutes early, he was over an hour late, his glasses more than likely smudged, the wrong flowers, and his clothes definitely rumpled from sitting and pacing.

Kunikida wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t answer the door due to him being so late for your fifth date, the first at either of your places. Yet his hand still rapped against the wood and he fidgeted in an attempt to shake off the nerves.

The door swung open to reveal you, your hair pinned up to stay out of your face while you cooked and wearing a red dress that was definitely not made to be cooked in.

“I apologize for-” Kunikida tried to say while giving you a slight bow before he caught your smile. Genuine and caring without a hint of annoyance at his tardiness.

“Are those for me?” You speak over his apology, pointing to the bouquet he held at his side.

“Um,” Kunikida grew more annoyed with himself. He didn’t stutter. “Yes.” He raised the bouquet to show you the purple amaranths wrapped in white tissue.

“Help me put them in water? I have to finish dinner.”

Kunikida stepped in to your apartment, towing his shoes off and followed you into the kitchen. Everything smelled delicious as he waited for you as you pulled a glass vase down, his eyes trailing down the back of your body as the dress rode up your thighs before sliding back down. His cheeks turned red from staring before he quickly grabbed the object in your hands to fill it with water. You smiled and still remained silent about his flaws. He walks to the table to set the flowers in the center before turning back to you.

You were stirring something and a piece of your hair had fallen from the right bun to cover your eye. You tried to flip the piece back but failed. Kunikida reaches out for the piece before bringing it toward him to tuck behind your ear.

“I am sorry about being late,” he said.

“Tonight can never pass,” you said before placing a lid over the concoction and turning to face him.

“Hmm?” Kunikida made a face at that. It didn’t make any sense. You smile at his confusion and take a step forward before reaching down to his wrist. He wasn’t sure what you were doing until your fingers brushed under his shirt cuff, unclicking the clasp keeping his watch tight.

“What-” he flinched but you held his precious watch in your hands before setting it on the counter. His eyes went from the glint of the watch on your kitchen counter to your eyes.

“Time doesn’t have to control us tonight.” You smile before rising on your tiptoes, lips brushing softly against his before lowering yourself back down. You tried to turn around back to tend dinner but Kunikida grabbed your wrist before you could reach the ladle, spinning you and trapping you between his lips and the cabinet behind you. His hands held your face still as his kissed you senseless, the slight smell of something possibly burning going undetected. His cologne filled your nose and his tongue filled your mouth. When he finally released you, burnt something was definitely filling your lungs but fire had pooled somewhere else.

“I should probably just order a pizza before it gets too late,” you whispered more into his chest. His fingers raised your face so you could see his eyes were more black pupil than gray iris.

“You took my watch, so how can we know when it’s late?”

You hummed as your fingers trailed up his chest before grabbing his tie to pull him close. “Fair enough.”  

Back at the Agency dorms, Atsushi was drowning in daffodils on Dazai’s living room floor as the man himself snickered while he clicked the keys on his work laptop to return the Agency network back to normal.

Spa Night / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Andrew Ahn) — A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.


I was scouted through my Tumblr to audition for the lead in this film two Februaries ago and after an extensive year-long audition process, I luckily ended up an Art Director. To art direct a Sundance-selected indie was a college dream I didn’t know I’d accomplish so soon, and the fact that it’s an American film that showcases LGBT people of color made it that much more important. It shot over the month of June and the work was rewarding but grueling–I might have showered a total of maybe 6 or 7 times that month. I’m art directing one more short film, but I learned through this whole almost-serendipitous experience that I need a career change. I truly believe in the power of speaking things into existence so I’m saying this now, I will gain visibility as a storyteller through screenwriting and acting so that further down the line, I can use my platform and network to open an agency that solely represents LGBT/ethnic minority actors and screenwriters in an effort to diversify the film industry. That is the contribution I want to make in the world.

DIGITAL NEWBIE NÊN JOIN VÀO NHỮNG GROUP NÀO?

Có hai lý do để join vào một group nào đó trên Facebook:

1. Học hỏi
2. Tạo dựng quan hệ

Khi join vào một group nào đó, đây là những việc bạn cần làm:

1. Quan sát để hiểu nguyên tắc hoạt động, luật lệ, thái độ giao tiếp.
2. Từng bước tham gia vào các hoạt động của group như trao đổi, thảo luận về các chủ đề nóng, chia sẻ thông tin mới, hữu ích. Hãy mạnh dạn vì đây là cơ hội để bạn được học, được điều chỉnh. Thảo luận tích cực sẽ giúp cho các bạn rèn luyện tư duy phản biện rất tốt
3. Tạo hình ảnh cá nhân đủ tốt từ 1 và 2.

Nguyên tắc của networking là givers gain, farming not hunting. Networking sẽ tạo ra nhiều giá trị trong việc phát triển bản thân, công việc. Đây là quá trình nuôi dưỡng lâu dài, vì vậy hãy bỏ đi những thói quen sau:

- bán hàng và làm mọi cách để bán hàng (dracula member)
- im lìm, không giao tiếp, không chia sẻ, không có bất kỳ tương tác nào (zombie member)
- huênh hoang, tự nói về mình quá nhiều và nói quá sự thật (wolfman member)

Hãy chủ động giao tiếp và giao tiếp chuẩn mực bởi tất cả những gì bạn thể hiện đều là hình ảnh cá nhân của bạn. Nên nhớ là dù thông tin của bạn tốt, sản phẩm của bạn tốt nhưng nếu người ta không tin bạn, không chú ý đến bạn thì người ta không và không mua.

Có các nhóm sau mà tôi giới thiệu cùng các bạn, phù hợp với người mới bắt đầu. Lưu ý là không phải bạn cứ bấm join là được chấp nhận. Hãy chứng minh bạn xứng đáng trở thành một thành viên của group. 6 group dưới đây yêu cầu bạn suy nghĩ cẩn thận trước khi bấm join

Một số nhóm khá hay nhưng tôi không giới thiệu bởi gia nhập các nhóm đó đòi hỏi bạn cần một cái đầu tỉnh táo cùng một nền tảng kiến thức vững chắc để phân biệt đúng sai.

Các bạn tự search địa chỉ group.

1. Digital Marketing Agency
- quy tựu hầu hết leader của các digital agency hiện nay
- các thảo luận mang tính chuyên môn cao
- thường xuyên cập nhập thông tin về ngành, xu hướng mới
- kiểm duyệt nội dung chặt chẽ

2. Underground Agency Network
- gần giống group số 1
- các chủ đề thảo luận, cà phê offline hằng tuần mang tính thực chiến cao hơn

3. Launch
- đa số dân start-up từ Bắc chí Nam đều ngồi trong group này
- nhà đầu tư, nhà báo mảng công nghệ cũng vậy
- tham gia vào group sẽ thấy tám ngàn thể loại từ ngữ, chủ đề như của người ngoài hành tinh bởi vì tính đặc thù và chuyên môn cao của dân làm công nghệ
- cái tôi lộng lẫy và kiêu hãnh của thành viên group này rất thú vị
- duyệt nội dung và duyệt thành viên rất gắt gao

4. VMCC
- Vietnam Mảketing & Communication Club là group của dân MarCom đông và chất lượng nhất hiện nay, group có mặt hầu hết dân MarCom kỳ cựu trong ngành
- là môi trường cực kỳ lý tưởng để học
- là group cực kỳ khắt khe trong việc lựa chọn thành viên (hệt mấy nhóm trên)
- là group hoạt động bài bản và có quy chế chuyên nghiệp nhất
- là group có các hoạt động offline hoành tráng nhất đúng chất MarCom

5. Digital Marketing Freelancer Network
- group có mặt đông đủ dân làm digital marketing (freelance lẫn không)
- rất nhiều leader các công ty digital marketing agency ngồi trong đây
- thi thoảng có job freelance hoặc có lời mời join vào team nào đó

6. E-Commerce Group
- cộng đồng e-commerce hai miền Bắc Nam đều tề tựu trong này
- cần phân biệt rõ TMĐT và bán hàng online
- nhóm có tính đặc thù riêng, trao đổi với nhau bằng ngôn ngữ ngoài vũ trụ
- nhóm có tính chuyên môn cao bởi thành viên trong này rất nhiều người đã lăn lộn chục năm trong ngành
- học được rất nhiều nhưng cũng cần cẩn thận vì như các group trên, họ không chấp nhận sự hời hợt, dễ dãi và thái độ kém

#fornewbie #digialmarketing #phanhai

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FRANCE24 English - FOUR MILLION blank ballots?!

Before buying something expensive online, take a screenshot of the confirmation price

I could also post this as a TIFU.

I just purchased an airline ticket with a travel agency (Flight Network) only to be charged $250 more than the actual ticket price. I only realised later when I checked my credit card statement. To clarify, the confirmation screen showed about $650, but when the charges and receipt came through, I was charged $900. I also messed up by not carefully checking the receipt.

I made the calls. Amex will not do anything without evidence, and neither will the travel agency. “Do whatever you wanna do, we’re not fixing this” is what the agency said.

A corollary to this LPT is never ever pay off your credit card without verifying the charges. Because I was often paying off my card immediately based on my quoted purchase price (not what they actually charged me), it implies consent to the purchases.

NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM FLIGHTNETWORK.COM

I hope you guys and gals can learn from my mistakes.

Further thoughts:

The current ticket price, close to departure, is about $700. It’s obvious that I was overcharged, because international flights only go UP closer to departure date. All sources on flights online indicate this. If what I charged was legitimate, how could’ve the price dropped by 22%?

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Leaked NSA Documents Reveal The Best Way To Stay Anonymous Online

The best way to stay anonymous online has been to use Tor, a special kind of web browser developed to help US government employees hide their tracks online. Now, leaked NSA documents provide a big clue on how to remain hidden. The NSA says that reading someone’s Facebook message is a level two “minor” task.

anonymous asked:

The historical Jesus would want a higher minimum wage.

I see zero evidence to support that. I don’t ever see Jesus complaining about authority, lobbying for social change, or staging a revolution. In fact, He seemed to dodge just about every question about politics. And He severely disappointed those who expected a political or military Messiah. Jesus didn’t come to begin His change from the top down. 

His food assistance program began by asking a little boy to give 100% of the food he had. 

His taxation plan involved the phrase “Give to God what is God’s.” 

His healthcare plan involved instantaneous healing. 

His compensation plan was paying the employee what was originally agreed upon, even if it was a full day’s wage for 2 hours work. 

His system of justice was “I forgive you, give back to those you stole from.”

He told a woman He had never met, “You’ve had five husbands” without an federal intelligence agency or network of espionage. 

I love Jesus, but you can’t even say He was an advocate for democracy or a certain form of representative government, or for conservative or liberal policy. The topic He talked on the most was a Kingdom. Like, with an actual King. 

Marvel Courting Ava DuVernay to Direct Diverse Superhero Movie


Marvel is courting “Selma” filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct one of its diverse superhero movies, which include “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” multiple individuals with knowledge of the situation have toldTheWrap. Insiders suggest that “Black Panther,” due first in July 2018, is the most likely possibility.

Marvel has had discussions with DuVernay about taking the reins of one of its marquee comic book properties and while the studio is considering other directors, there is mutual interest in having her join the MCU.

Marvel’s courtship surfaces on the same day that the American Civil Liberties Union asked state and federal agencies to investigate Hollywood’s hiring practices at major studios, networks and talent agencies. The ACLU has alleged rampant and intentional gender discrimination in recruiting and hiring female directors.

A woman has never directed a Marvel movie, though the company did hire Patty Jenkins to direct “Thor: The Dark World.” Following creative differences, she was eventually replaced by Alan Taylor. Jenkins recently replaced Michelle MacLaren as the director of “Wonder Woman” at Warner Bros., which has been eager to beat Marvel to the proverbial punch when it comes to diversity within its comic book movie universe.

Insiders told TheWrap that Marvel is intent on hiring an African-American director for “Black Panther” and a female filmmaker for “Captain Marvel.” DuVernay’s hiring would make her Marvel’s first African-American and first female director, which would no doubt double as a public relations boon for the company.

“Black Panther” is set to star Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the prince of Wakanda who must take over his father’s throne and avenge his death. “Captain Marvel” follows a woman named Carol Danvers who receives powers after encountering an alien from the Kree Empire. Slated for release on Nov. 2, 2018, the film is Marvel’s first female-driven superhero movie, and will be written by Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”).

DuVernay actually has experience with comic book movies… sort of. Back in her publicist days, she did “promotional services” for Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man 2,” which inexplicably remains her top credit on IMDb Pro despite the fact that “Selma,” which she directed, was Oscar-nominated for Best Picture and won a slew of other awards from critics and guilds.

There was outrage throughout Hollywood when DuVernay failed to receive a Best Director nomination from the Academy, and she has been in high demand ever since the world premiere of “Selma” moved its audience to tears. DuVernay is developing a TV series for Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network based on the book “Queen Sugar” and recently wrapped CBS’ civil rights drama pilot “For Justice.” She has also set up an untitled Hurricane Katrina movie at Participant Media that will star her fellow producer David Oyelowo.

Please let this happen..

The Other Net

The first nationwide computer research network was the Defense Department’s ARPAnet, which evolved into the modern internet. But it wasn’t the last network of its kind. In 1976, the Department of Energy sponsored the creation of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Network to connect what is today the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center with other research laboratories. Then the agency created a second network in 1980 called the High Energy Physics Network to connect particle physics researchers at national labs. As networking became more important, agency chiefs realized it didn’t make sense to maintain multiple networks and merged the two into one: ESnet.

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Marvel Courting Ava DuVernay to Direct Diverse Superhero Movie (Exclusive)

The “Selma” filmmaker is being eyed to join the MCU, but will she take the reins of “Black Panther” or “Captain Marvel?”
Marvel is courting “Selma” filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct one of its diverse superhero movies, which include “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” multiple individuals with knowledge of the situation have told TheWrap. Insiders suggest that “Black Panther,” due first in July 2018, is the most likely possibility.
Marvel has had discussions with DuVernay about taking the reins of one of its marquee comic book properties and while the studio is considering other directors, there is mutual interest in having her join the MCU.
Marvel’s courtship surfaces on the same day that the American Civil Liberties Union asked state and federal agencies to investigate Hollywood’s hiring practices at major studios, networks and talent agencies. The ACLU has alleged rampant and intentional gender discrimination in recruiting and hiring female directors.

A woman has never directed a Marvel movie, though the company did hire Patty Jenkins to direct “Thor: The Dark World.” Following creative differences, she was eventually replaced by Alan Taylor. Jenkins recently replaced Michelle Maclaren as the director of “Wonder Woman” at Warner Bros., which has been eager to beat Marvel to the proverbial punch when it comes to diversity in its comic book movie universe.
Insiders told TheWrap that Marvel is intent on hiring an African-American director for “Black Panther” and a female filmmaker for “Captain Marvel.” DuVernay’s hiring would make her Marvel’s first African-American and first female director, which would no doubt double as a public relations boon for the company.
“Black Panther” is set to star Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the prince of Wakanda who must take over his father’s throne and avenge his death. “Captain Marvel” follows a woman named Carol Danvers who receives powers after encountering an alien from the Kree Empire. Slated for release on Nov. 2, 2018, the film is Marvel’s first female-driven superhero movie, and will be written by Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”).

anonymous asked:

I come to your blog to read your quips and you never disappoint..."nutfuckery at the corner of nobody's buying it could this shit be any more obvious". Another masterpiece. Now, I'm just a regular gal living in nowhere, US. IF (and I haven't decided) Sam is not dating this chick who in the hell is financing this roadshow in the middle of filming? Why her? Who is dropping all the info to FB groups? WTF is private S wanting to cut ribbons at the grocery? Won't this hit press soon and then its out?

Please bust out a Ouija board and tell my mother’s spirit I don’t disappoint, at least on the Internet. Also, tell her I’m sorry we buried her with no hair but it’s my sister’s fault. She forgot to send the wig with the guys from the funeral home. (True story.)

The bankroller for this farce is anyone’s guess. The network? Someone’s management agency? Sam and Cait go dutch and split the cost of maintaining privacy like it’s an awkward first Match.com date? MM started a GoFundMe for plane ticket money and a TBD level of exposure and had her BFFs drop links into FB groups? 

*cue sad Sarah McLachlan music* 

For just pennies a day, you can help someone in desperate need of upping their amateur hour PR game.

Why her? Because she agreed. Who’s dropping info into very targeted, closed circles? Probably people who already know her and get a charge over helping a local A-lister and national W-lister do supersecret Hollywood stuff.

Private Sam is trying to sell a public narrative. If he wasn’t, he’d be a hell of a lot more careful to avoid detection. Nobody saw him on a U.S. bound flight? Nobody recognized him at any of the airports? No second cousin or friend of the family accidentally let it slip there was a famous actor visiting for the weekend? Two fans who just so happen to have access to FB groups are the ONLY ones who saw him, got a pic and then did the absolute most in at least one caption to sell said public narrative? He’s in NC! Taken just minutes ago! MM is there! She’s worth the flight! Ppptttthhhhbbbbttttttt. 

And no, it won’t hit the press beyond very specific fandom-adjacent writers who are trying to cater to the OL fandom. This is in-house news and nothing more. Sam is not regular gossip fodder and nobody cares if the lead actor on a show outside the U.S. is dating a nobody. That being said, it begs the question who they’re trying to convince.

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Five CIA employees who improperly accessed data belonging to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will not face disciplinary measures as they “acted reasonable under the complex and unprecedented circumstances in investigating a potential security breach in the highly classified shared computer network,” according to an agency accountability board.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/14/politics/cia-senate-spying-penalty/