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'After what I've been through, don't tell me I'm not autistic'
Louise Kidney burned herself out working for the Government Digital Service, by trying to look like everyone else
By Louise Kidney

(AUTO) I have been through a lot in my life, but I finally understand I am not alone and there are others who see the world like I do.  That makes life just a little bit easier.

The Rumor Come Out: Does Viktor Nikiforov is Gay?

Viktor Nikiforov is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago.

Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor.

The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his skating career, but his bad rumor.

The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this skater revealed himself as homosexual with Yuuri Katsuki.

Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

The Rumor Come Out: Does Dave Strider is Gay?

Dave Strider is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans aren’t that shocked. He just came out with his maybe boyfriends which is spread massively. This time is not about his movie career, but his boyfriends. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this celeb revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans and Rose Lalonde.

The Rumor Come Out: Does Jacksepticeye is Anti?

So I saw this @lum1natrix answer this ask and well I had to.

The Rumor Come Out: Does Jacksepticeye is Anti?

Jacksepticeye is Anti is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2016, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his Anti. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his youtube career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this youtuber revealed himself as Antisepticeye. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

anonymous asked:

Wait, you actually think the EU is better than the US? I'm from the USA and we're fine, you should visit sometime. I have actual friends from France and Germany that came here for study abroad and want to stay because of how shitty Europe is. I don't think you can compare the the crumbling EU to the U.S.

😑 Thank you but that’s not necessary I actually have been to the US and I actually live in the EU (UK, so soon-to-Brexit but yeah). Just so there are no misunderstandings, this started because I posted something complaining about people- especially Trump supporters- depicting the EU as a total hell hole on the brink of collapse, overrun with refugees, the very fabric of national culture going up in flames. It’s a condescending and insulting caricature, especially coming from people who don’t even live here? It’s not that we don’t have problems- as I readily acknowledged- but the way so many people distort and warp things to fit their narrative. Yeah, there are some people here who agree with Trump, but there are a lot of us who think what he’s saying about Europe is a lot of rubbish too. But we get written off as people embarked on national suicide and ‘political correctness’ huh. 

How the EU as a political institution copes with Brexit and the other challenges remains to be seen. It has areas where improvements are needed. But…that goes for the US as well? That’s my point. There are protests going on about racism and police brutality, against Trump, over the Dakota Pipleline, the country spends way more than healthcare than the rest of the developed world with much poorer results- but does that mean your country is on the brink of total collapse? Because there are loads of areas the EU performs better and if you think we are crumbling what does that make the US? I’m saying that the day-to-day, our quality of life- what things actually are like is nowhere near as uniformly bad or simple as what you think it is. Immigration and terrorism that’s another hot-button issue in the US, isn’t it? The White House appears to be in quite a mess- your VP even had to come here to tell us to disregard what the President said. So, why is the US ‘fine’ and the EU ‘shit’?

And yes, if you so confidently think the US does everything best, you should revisit that. It’s not even that I think the US is a terrible, shitty place. It’s an interesting and dynamic country. I really liked visiting it. It’s on the cutting edge of a lot of areas especially tech companies and producing cultural products. American popular culture is immensely influential. But I can see clear as day there are areas that EU countries tend to do better. I like my free healthcare, for one. I couldn’t believe how much my sister had to pay when she was at Yale because here it is free at the point of need. I like our lower homicide rates. I like the rigorous anti-discrimination laws built into EU directives that have helped give me, as a woman, far more rights in the workplace and if I should choose to have children- a minimum standard of maternity leave. I like our extensive public transport network across Europe. No need for a car.

None of these mean we have zero problems. But I’m tired of people -especially if you’ve never even been here- oversimplifying it. Especially about immigration or the refugees. Because guess what? This isn’t the first rodeo for Europe, when it comes to immigration and refugees. For the UK in particular? Why, a Tory politician called Enoch Powell even gave a very dramatic speech called Rivers of Blood about immigrants from the (non-white) British Commonwealth. That such people would never ever assimilate and completely destroy the UK’s national character. ‘It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre’. He even claims a constituent told him, ‘In this country in 15 or 20 years’ time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.’

That was in 1968. It’s almost 50 years now. And it was a lot of rubbish and racism. I would know, because I’m from the British Commonwealth myself and I speak English as my first language. No doubt, there were difficulties for many in the first generation. But their kids were born here and it becomes the only country they know. They become British, in their own way. Some even become Mayor of London. And during the Brexit referendum, I found myself beseeched by the Leave campaign to vote Leave, that no, they were not xenophobic- see? They didn’t mind immigrants like me who were ‘British’ enough, that we are different because we integrated after all, why being from the old British Empire must have helped, all those connections to jolly Britain. Just not those Eastern Europeans and Syrian refugees. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the irony.

Integration and all those other challenges aren’t shit that get solved with a snap of the fingers. I don’t know for sure what the future holds for the EU and Europe. But what I know is I’m sick to death of the hysteria. It’s massively over-simplistic, centred around distorting and warping things and is more concerned about scapegoating certain groups of people and scoring political points than offering real solutions. Which, unfortunately, is not only being spread around by the European far right but now also American politicians for their own agenda. 

P.S I think it’s rather quite daring of those French and German friends of yours  to want to exchange their excellent universal healthcare for the US system. 

anonymous asked:

Does Severus Snape is gay?

Severus Snape is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this wizard revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

The rumor come out: does Teruki Hanazawa is gay?

Teruki Hanazawa is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this singer revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

theanimeforlife  asked:

Does Jumin Han is gay?

Jumin Han is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his CEO career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this businessman revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

anonymous asked:

Does Moonbyul is gay?

Moonbyul is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about her gay. At that time she became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially her fans are shocked. She just came out with her bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about her music career, but her bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this singer revealed herself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of her fans.

the truth is out: does light yagami is gay?

Light Yagami is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this wizard revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

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When we’re no longer able to change a situation, we’re challenged to change ourselves.

anonymous asked:

Didn't LG or Starz hire some bright shiny new fella that's supposed to be a whiz bang at PR? Maybe he only does movie stuff or maybe he's on vacation?

Yes.  You are thinking of Jamie French.  Read more about him and his appointment etc here.  

“Starz has named Jamie French as vice president of programming publicity, the network announced Thursday. He will report to Theano Apostolou, executive vice president of communications for the network.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jamie to our team at such an exciting time for the company,” said Apostolou. “Jamie brings an impressive mix of corporate messaging and media outreach experience for consumer, trade and business strategies that will be instrumental in our future original programming publicity efforts.”

French most recently served as vice president of communications and talent relations at Esquire Network and vice president of communications for Style Network. He began his career at NBCUniversal as an NBC page. As a senior director of publicity at NBC,  French led the media campaign for “The Voice.”

Other series he worked on included “Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood,” “The Event,” “Will & Grace,” “Chuck,” “Lipstick Jungle,” and “Kings.””

The Rumor Come Out: Does Bruno Mars is Gay?

Bruno Mars is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012 but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax. According to the last reported the singer revealed himself as homosexual. Do YOU still believe or not? This rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

The Rumor Come Out: Does dandybek is Gay?

@dandybek is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his dandy career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this dandy revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

The Rumor Come Out: Does Bendy is Gay?

Bendy is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2017, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his cartoons, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this cartoon revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

Teaching Tip: Don’t Be a Loner on an Island - Especially When Trying Something new

Many teachers say that they feel like they are teaching on a “deserted island.” As the only public speaking teacher at our school, (and heck, there are only a few middle school ones in our district), I can understand that feeling.  Here’s the thing, though…you don’t have to be a loner.

As I started my quest to try some gamification in my classroom, I felt totally at a loss. I read Explore Like a Pirate by Michael Matera and participated in the weekly chat on Twitter #XPLAP.  Both were helpful, but I still couldn’t figure out how to pull it off for my own class.  I only knew I wanted to put teenagers and food together in one unit.  (Food is always a “hook” with teenagers.) I reached out to Carrie Baughcum (@heckawesome), who is so awesome that she even did a Google Hangout to help me brainstorm on her day off, and I also reached out to Tisha Richmond (@tishrich), and she generously helped me with some ideas through Voxer.  The ideas started coming together.  I started throwing around the idea of doing “Cutthroat Kitchen” based on the television show on Food Network.  Next, I knew I wanted to reach out to our culinary teacher at our school.  I presented her with the idea of collaborating on a unit with our classes in order to create a unit that would be gamified (in a small way), and luckily, she said yes.

The culinary teacher, Julie O, and I met on a professional development day. I am so thankful that our principal provided this time for us.  Before I met with her, though, I reached out to my students.  I put them in groups and gave each group a piece of chart paper.  I told them my idea of doing Cutthroat Kitchen, and then I admitted that I had no idea how to make it work.  You see, the students have so much to offer, if we would only let them.  The class I did this with isn’t always an easy class to handle.  It was 8th period, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to work.  They got right to work and came up with the BEST IDEAS.  I couldn’t wait to meet with Julie.  We set out the completed chart papers and went through the students’ ideas.  We highlighted the ideas that would work and crossed off the ones that wouldn’t.  Then we got out our calendars and did some backwards planning. We talked about challenges we would offer the students, how they would gain points, and how we wanted to set up the final competition. (I will write more about this whole unit another time.)

Julie thought we should see if we could get restaurant owners to come in to help judge (fabulous idea), and we knew we needed prizes for our competition. This lead me to reaching out to our wonderful parent volunteer coordinator, Jenn. Thankfully, she was on board.  She set up a sign-up sheet for restaurant owner judges and for parents to donate gift cards.  Can we you believe we got enough $25 gift cards to give each of the winners…just because we asked?

My last step was to reach out to staff members to see if they would give up their plan time to come in and judge the competition.  I sent out a sign-up sheet to staff and luckily, we were able to fill each spot. The gamification unit worked out beautifully.

Why do I share each step with you?  Because a little over a month ago, I had no idea to how to make this work.  It was only because I reached out to others for help that I was able to put this unit together.  There is no way I would have done it on my own.  So the next time you feel alone in your classroom, with no one to bounce ideas off of, open your door, open your computer or open your PLN list, and reach out for help. You might be surprised who would be willing to help you in your quest to take a risk in your classroom.

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