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the orange “Net Neutrality is Dead” post with a white gavel was made in 2014

i’ve been seeing this post making the rounds again:

however, viewing this post on the sidebar with New Xkit’s Timestamps extension installed reveals that this post was made in January 2014. you can see this below:

you can also find this January 2014 post date by viewing the post’s permalink page on a desktop.

Net Neutrality is a very important topic, but this post is 3.5 years old! it’s best to find a newer post to reblog that will have accurate information. 

me, through tears and clenched teeth: this is everyone’s era

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But you s̫͎̩̱eḙ͚̖̲,̝̗̖͖ ͇̺̗̺͉ͅH̦̝̲̞ͅi̺̪͓na̠̺̮t̖̭͕̮ͅa̫̖̥͕͓̝-kun, I might just be a͇͈̥̘͈̟ ̬͉̲p̠̞̥̰̼͎̙a̪̜͖̺͖r̞̲̦̹̱̤t o̼̠̗͇f̱̘ t̯̙̺̭͕h̰̫̣͈e̬ ̫͕͓̜̭̟̦g̞͈̫̰̱a͔̣̯͖͈m̻̰͙͓͕e,̻͍̰̘͎̲ but you all are not! If things g̫͎e͖̣̻t ̤̪͖͚̞̥̙t̝̣͖͕͎o̲̮͚̩o̲̣̠̹̲̤̝ ̰̣ha͇̭̙r̖͇̱̳͍d̖,̫̱̝̞̲̟̣ just make something of your own. Create a third option, find a way out because your future is in your hands!

A boy who, drunk with the perfume of elder blossoms
And the massivenss of moonrise, stood
In a lone lane, […]
In a rage of joy, to seize, and squeeze, significance from,
What life is, whatever it is.

Robert Penn Warren, from “Rumor at Twilight,” Altitudes and Extensions: 1980-1984 in New and Selected Poems 1923-1985 (Random House,1985)

NEW THING: new xkit discord

Hey everybody! The old support chat room was getting kind of long in the tooth, and it was a pain to try and maintain from a technical perspective—as well as being a less-then-great user experience. Uploading images didn’t even work half the time!

So we took the plunge and have started moving things over to Discord. Just like all the cool kids :D. It’s still a little rough around the edges, but let us know what you think!

You can join our discord server using this link:
https://new-xkit-extension.tumblr.com/discord-support

Thanks for reading! As always, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to let us know by stopping by the chat room, sending an ask to @new-xkit-extension​, or opening an issue on Github.

I HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE OF MY GIVE AWAY! (SEE BELOW!) I have NO IDEA how this happened (HEY PORNBOTS THANK YOU AND DON’T YOU DARE TO UNFOLLOW NOW) but as an expression of my neverending gratitude I’d like to celebrate with a give away. 

So I have good news and bad news.


The good news is: the giveaway is a fic.

The bad news is: the giveaway is a fic.

Sorry. I’m broke. I have nothing else to give.

I write in following fandoms:


HARRY POTTER:

Originally posted by hotiekiss

Pairings:

  • Snape/Harry
  • Snape/Sirius Black
  • Snape/Lucius Malfoy


THE AVENGERS:

Originally posted by bloo-cath

Pairings:

  • Loki/Clint Barton
  • Hiddlesworth
  • Tom Hiddleston/Jeremy Renner


HANNIBAL:

Originally posted by backwardabyss

HANNIBAL

Pairings:

  • Hannigram
  • Chillywilly
  • Madancy
  • Spacedogs
  • Basic Chickens
  • Toberto
  • Royale Instinct
  • Tempo Royale (I made that one up!)


RULES:

1. You must be following me.

2. Please reblog this entry.

3. I will determine winners on FRIDAY, 7 APRIL 2017.

I will message the winner on Tumblr. If I cannot reach you I must select another winner, so please make sure I can contact you.

4. International entries are allowed.

5. There will be three winners:

  1. 8000 — 10000 words
  2. 6000 — 8000 words
  3. 4000 — 6000 words

6. I won’t write any of the following:

Character bashing, scat, domestic fluff.

Apologies: I’m just very bad at it.

7. I will not upload my fic. I will send it to you via e-mail like the Gen X granny I am. Should you upload it, feel free to post it on your AO3, LJ or tumblr account. I require no credit.

Lastly, thank you very much for following me on here, for talking to me, for reading my incoherent posts and for not unfollowing me for my cat gifs and nude beaus. I will strive to further post & reblog excellent content.

Originally posted by existingcharactersdiehorribly

CETERUM CENSEO HANNIBAL MUST BE SAVED.

No, Obama didn’t ban Iraqi refugees in 2011

  • In a statement Sunday, Trump defended his executive order targeting Muslim immigrants and refugees by saying that his policy is “similar to what [former] President (Barack Obama) did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.”
  • Like so much of what Trump says, this is false: the Obama administration did not ban refugees from Iraq for six months in 2011.
  • In May 2011, two Iraqis in Kentucky were arrested on terrorism charges after admitting to having attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq. 
  • The FBI suggested at the time that “dozens” of terrorists may have entered the U.S. posing as refugees, leading the Obama administration to “re-examine the records of 58,000 Iraqis who had been settled in the United States.” 
  • It "imposed new, more extensive background checks on Iraqi refugees,” according to the Washington Post.
  • This significantly slowed the admissions process, the Post reports, but did not amount to a “ban,” as Trump described it. 
  • Iraqi refugees were still being admitted to the U.S., albeit at a more sluggish pace.
  • Additionally, Obama’s review applied only to Iraqi’s applying for Special Immigrant Visas – which help those who have assisted the U.S. in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan – and not to virtually all immigrants from seven countries, as Trump’s does. 
  • Further, the Obama review came in response to a specific threat; Trump has not offered information demonstrating a need for his ban. Read more
Investing in yourself as a Sugar Baby!

Taking care of your mind and body is important especially when you expect men to drop thousands of dollars on you every month for the pleasure of your company! Personally before even thinking about becoming a sugar baby this year, I’ve been taking care of myself for years because appearance is very important in my line of work. Keep in mind that I’m in my late 20s so some stuff you might not even need at this point since most of you are in your late teens or early 20s. Enjoy those years haha well I can’t complain, I have a baby face ;) So here is a list of things I’ve done or I will be starting this year that keeps me looking good and feeling awesome plus it makes for a hot SB:

  1. Manicure + pedicure - I do them professionally in a salon every 3weeks.
  2. Laser hair removal - I’m doing my whole bikini and underarms right now and will start my legs in the next year..shaving is a pain and too much work..laser is painful especially the whole bikini but worth it!
  3. Removing stretch marks - I will do laser for that when I move to LA because those stupid marks on my butt are a pain in the ass for my confidence sometimes..I have awesome 34DD natural breasts but my ass needs some perfecting to be at the same level lol
  4. Removing cellulite - I just finished a 10 weeks treatment with the Velashape 2 in a beauty clinic for my thighs and butt..I think it helped although I only had a low amount of cellulite and it’s still not perfect or all gone..I think I was expecting too much of a VS model’s perfect ass haha drinking water, exercising and eating healthy plus putting firming body cream (I use an expensive one from my clinic with 10% caffeine) everyday helps plus I’ll need to do maintenance treatments every year to maintain the results.
  5. Removing spider veins on legs - I started treatments this year, it helps but spider veins are a recurring issue for women especially with age so I will have to do maintenance treatments every year but it’s very good that I started young even if I didn’t have a lot but the ones behind my knees were bothering me a lot. I have very white skin so my veins show easily haha I need to tan more!
  6. Dermabrasion - I started dermabrasion aka removing dead skin on your face this year..I used to have bad acnee when I was young but now my skin is much better although I still get occasional pimples and don’t have perfect skin without makeup.
  7. Acnee creams recommended by my dermatologist that I apply every day or 2 days - I mostly only have some redness and occasional pimples but the products help for that and to make my pores less visible.
  8. Laser eye surgery - I wear contacts and I’m thinking of doing the laser surgery but I’m not sure since lots of people have horror stories so I’m still thinking about it but being free of glasses and contacts would be awesome..I’m just scared of surgeries and try to avoid them as much as possible.
  9. Spray Tan - I don’t want skin cancer so I prefer spray tan when I need to have a nice tan although the maintenance is a pain in the butt..I sometimes do tanning creams at home since I’m pretty good at applying it but that’s annoying to maintain also.
  10. Gym membership - I started going to the gym finally this year although I have always had a pretty athletic body but since I like to eat wtv I want and I’m getting older lol I need to watch out!!
  11. Personal trainer for the gym - I’m going to get one soon so I can learn what to do to target the issues I want to work on plus it’s good to have someone to motivate you since I’m lazy lol
  12. Martial arts or self defense classes - Personally I do martial arts because it’s for my line of work but also because I love to kick ass. I took some self defense classes years ago and it was amazing..I think every woman should do that especially sex workers and SBs..I actually need to brush up on those moves especially the ones when your assailant is on top of you.
  13. Hair and eyelash extensions - I need to get new hair extensions because the hair dresser messed them up when she cut them although I basically never wear them lol too lazy to put them on every time so I’ll look into other options soon and get a SD to pay for it and for eyelash extensions. Never tried that and want to see how it will look and feel.
  14. Makeup and hair tutorials or classes - I started watching more videos on youtube to learn more tricks especially with hair since I suck but I’m getting a lot better..I might get a future SD to pay a hairstylist to show me 5-10 ways to do my hair haha.
  15. Good hair products and makeup - Start investing in good products that don’t ruin your hair and face..When you can it’s good to invest in more expensive products when they are better quality and less chemicals.
  16. Keeping your body soft like a baby’s skin - I put cream every night on my body to keep my body all smooth and soft plus to keep my boobs, stomach, thighs and ass all firm..better to start young!
  17. Facial creams - Very important to keep your face moisturized plus eye cream is always good to start young..those SDs want a baby face not a face ruined by sun and age.
  18. Drinking lots of water - You need minimum 2 liters of water everyday..I basically only drink water..no coffee or soft drinks but juices on occasion and I do love wine when I go out.
  19. Eating healthy - I need to be more disciplined for that because I like to eat wtv I want although I do eat vegetables and fruits everyday.
  20. Be happy and confident - Keep yourself healthy mentally..those men pay for no drama..I actually tried hypnotherapy by curiosity this year..only did 4 sessions to work on my self-esteem and confidence and it was pretty interesting to realize how I bring myself down sometimes.
  21. Teeth are very important! Having a nice smile attracts people including SDs! - Keep your teeth clean and white..I do my teeth cleaning every 9 months now (instead of 12) plus I bought a whitening kit made for me from my dentist to use at home although my teeth are pretty white already. I had braces when I was young so I have perfect teeth..I wear my night retainer occasionally to keep them straight and perfect. 
  22. Massages and acupuncture - I did both this year and need to start doing massages every 2 weeks for my back lol I’ll get a SD to pay for that!
  23. Investing in a new wardrobe - Dressing the part is important and you need something to wear for all those awesome dates you will be going on! Get a SD or POT to take you shopping and choose classic pieces that you will be able to mix and match and pull off multiple outfits with. If you don’t have anyone to pay for it, take some of your money and start buying some nice pieces or even just adding an accessory to your outfit might make the difference. You don’t have to buy expensive brands (wait for a SD to do that for you), until then buy pieces that are good quality and in solid neutral colors. Go for classy not trashy!
  24. Reading more about current events, finances and how to invest money but also some of those self help books. Be aware of what is going on in the world. - I need to start doing this more because I personally don’t follow the news or politics (too depressing) plus I want to learn how to manage my money. It’s always good to be able to hold a conversation with a SD especially if you go to events with him! You want to be the whole package of looks, brains and personality!!
  25. Learning new skills is important in my opinion plus it keeps you busy and SDs will be impressed by your hobbies, interests and skills. - Personally I love reading, cooking (I want to take some classes to get even better), dancing (I took a lot of different dance classes but I want to learn the waltz and other more conservative dances for black tie events), learning new languages (I speak multiple languages and it always impresses people especially in the US for some reason), etc.. With my line of work, I like to acquire new skills as often as I can so I can add them to my CV and stand out..plus it’s fun!

Ok so I’m going to stop here because this post is freaking long lol I’ll add more if I think about something else but just remember that you are selling a product which is yourself and you need to stand out! Being a SB is not just about looking pretty..you have to be interesting too! I see a lot of SD’s profiles that mention personality and not just looks. So take care of yourself mentally and physically :) You got to invest in yourself (the product) to make money..that’s how marketing and business work and it’s the same with sugar dating! Pay your bills and then use some of that allowance on bettering yourself to catch an even bigger fish (or whale lol)!! Go get them girls! xoxo

Yes, you must try to rethink what is real. Perhaps
It is only a matter of language that traps you. You
May yet find a new one in which experience overlaps
Words. Or find some words that make the Truth come true.

Robert Penn Warren, closing stanza to “The Whole Question,” Altitudes and Extensions: 1980-1984, introductory poems to New and Selected Poems: 1923-1985 (Random House, 1985)

anonymous asked:

what kinds of plants do u use for ur ball python enclosure? im thinking of converting to bioactive

This got pretty long, so I apologize if you were looking for a quick list lol but I am very enthusiastic about plant choices. I hope this helps!

Pothos! 

Probably at least 50% of the plants in both of my tanks are pothos. It’s incredibly easy to grow and very hard to kill (whether by living conditions or a heavy animal climbing all over it - it can usually take it). Once it gets going, you’ll have so much green in there. I love it. There’s also several color varieties so you don’t have to stick with just the green kind if you want more interesting colors: satin pothos is my absolute favorite. Marble queen (I think) is also another pretty one.

I also have: 

  • croton - beautiful plant with colorful leaves, but it gets pretty big so there has to be space for it. However, there are several kinds of croton, including small ones with different shaped leaves, that work as well. I’m not sure what the exact croton I use is called, but I think a lot of stores like walmart and lowes where i shop for plants consider it a sort of “generic” croton
  • maranta - another one that grows very quickly, and it’s beautiful, but more picky on growing conditions than pothos. My best growing maranta is on the cool/humid side under the light
  • creeping fig - this one grows pretty quickly, and looks nice. it’s small and a little more delicate while it’s acclimating. If you introduce it before the animal is in, it should be okay. If it is added later, pay it special attention daily to make sure it can acclimate. 
  • rainbow spike moss - this is one of my favorites, but i’ve found it to be quite challenging to establish. I have some growing pretty well in one tank right now (and a few growing outside my vivs just for fun), but i’ve made several attempts inside the tanks before which have all ended with a dead plant. They’re very picky. The one I have in the viv right now is planted right next to the maranta, in the cool/humid side. 
  • bonsai tree - i have one i picked up from walmart. i’m not sure what kind it is, but i really like having it in there

A few others I don’t have right now but that I’d still recommend:

  • fittonia (nerve plant)
  • polka dot plant
  • snake plant
  • spider plant
  • pilea, begonia, and/or bromeliads

I really love browsing for plants whenever I can, and if you get the chance to check out local stores with nurseries, you’ll find plenty that aren’t on this list. There are so many. The things you want to look for when considering a plant are it’s temperature, water, and light needs, as well as if it can survive a large snake sitting on top of it. Soil needs are also a factor: specific pH requirements can affect whether the plant will thrive in your substrate or not. 

As well, you’ll want to clean every plant you get, to make sure you aren’t bringing in outside contaminants that could harm your snake or other plants. Things like pests and fertilizers. It’s called plant processing, and is pretty easy and doesn’t usually take very long. You’ll also want to make sure the plant is safe for your reptile! This is my favorite list to check when looking at a new plant. It is extensive and lists the BAD plants, but also why they are bad (for instance, is it bad only if eaten, or is it bad for them to touch? etc)

If you have any other questions about this or anything else about bio, please feel free to ask! I am very happy to offer what help I can. And this goes for anyone: You can ask on anon, or if you want a private conversation, I won’t publish any asks if you don’t want them published. And I’m just as comfortable talking on the IM. Whichever makes you most comfortable I am fine with. I just want to put that out there so you don’t feel like you *have* to stay on anon if you don’t want to. 

Anyway, hope this helped, and good luck if you choose to go through with bioactive!