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I am sick and tired of unqualified trump and his kids making a joke out of this country and the world. When will Americans stand up to this outrageous stupidity? Matter of fact, when will hypocritical REPUBLICANS stand up to this?

*** If this was the Bush daughters, Chelsea or the Obama daughters, the fake Christian & moral police would have stopped them from sitting in meetings and having an office in the WH. Just think, if this was Chelsea Clinton, the Bros that complain about her for no good reason all of the time ( but her getting more attention than them online) would be protesting everywhere . ***

But you ignorant people think it is ok for Ivanka to sit her non qualified self in the WH, in meetings and now represent the country on a global platform.


This privilege woman has completely pissed me off and the fact that so many of you aren’t demanding this to be stopped is pathetic. Anyone with sense should be angry with this entire family by now. They are a complete joke and making this country one too.

Unbelievable.

Small reminder that I love u n believe in u n want u all to know I am proud of u and all ur efforts kissy kissy hug hug good vibes gn✨

  • Sun in the 11th: Theatre club
  • Moon in the 11th: Mother's group
  • Mercury in the 11th: Book club
  • Venus in the 11th: Scrapbooking club
  • Mars in the 11th: Competitive sports club/RSL club
  • Jupiter in the 11th: Mile-high club
  • Saturn in the 11th: Future Business Leaders group
  • Uranus in the 11th: Online group/protest group
  • Neptune in the 11th: Healing support group
  • Pluto in the 11th: Secret society

me: ya know i probably exaggerate about the hyper-focus thing 

also me: spends nine and a half hours knitting, a thing i learned how to do yesterday, to the point where i can’t really spread my right hand out all the way

me now with half a scarf: this is fine 

Crested gecko owner gothic

You bought a coconut house for them. They use it only as a ladder to the screen they play like a musical saw at night. You never turn on the lights after midnight, because if you witness it, you’ll have to admit what’s happening is real.

You beg them to please stop pulling their vines apart. “Those cost money,” you plead. In your dreams, they can laugh. And they do.
At you.

Your lizard puts their foot in their bowl and tips it over. They make strong eye contact the entire time. They don’t appear to need what you feed them. What do they eat?

For some reason, they target your face. You don’t think you look like a tree, or harbor insects there. Do you? On the astral plane, what is wrong with you?

There is poop on the front glass. If you wipe it off, another will appear in its place, even if your lizard doesn’t come out that night.
You long ago gave up on removing it.

You own a male. His balls are out. You hate it, but you’re compelled to take a picture. You post it online, and like Puritans protesting a pornography store, others flock to condemn it with you. They all hate it. They all own crested geckos. They all would buy another.

The Satanic leaf tailed gecko was misnamed, and you know it, but there is nothing you can do, because one of the devil’s rejected imps is monitoring you. They’re supposed to sleep by day, but yours doesn’t seem to.

Thoughts on the RAISE Act

Republicans are reported to have proposed a new immigration policy backed by Trump- I will not use the title of president for him- that would horrendously limit who could apply for visas to the U.S.

Fortunately, as of August 7th, Time reports the act as having very little support or likelihood of coming into practice. But the fact remains that this is something supported by the man who is supposed to be for the people, leader of the free world.

Below is a list of the point assignments as reported by Time so you can see where the issues lie yourself:

How old are you?

Under 18 cannot apply
18-21 6 points
22-25 8 points
26-30 10 points
31-35 8 points
36-40 6 points
41-45 4 points
46-50 2 points
Over 50 0 points

What’s your highest level of education?

Less than high school diploma 0 points
High school diploma or foreign equivalent 1 point
Foreign bachelor’s 5 points
U.S. bachelor’s 6 points
Foreign master’s in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics 7 points
U.S. master’s in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics 8 points
Foreign professional degree or doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics 10 points
U.S. professional degree or doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics 13 points

What’s your English ability?

Poor 0 points
Moderate 6 points
Good 10 points
Excellent 11 points
Fluent 12 points

Do you have a job offer?

No 0 points
Yes, with a salary less than $77,900 0 points
Yes, with a salary of at least $77,900 5 points
Yes, with a salary of at least $103,900 8 points
Yes, with a salary of at least $155,800 13 points

Do you have a Nobel Prize or major international award?

Yes 25 points
No 0 points

Have you won an Olympic medal in the past 8 years?

Yes 15 points
No 0 points

Do you plan on investing money in the U.S.?
No 0 points
Yes, with foreign currency worth less than $1.35 million for a new commercial enterprise 0 points
Yes, with foreign currency worth between $1.35 million and $1.8 million for a new commercial enterprise 6 points
Yes, with foreign currency worth at least $1.8 million for a new commercial enterprise 12 point

Okay, so, there’s quite a bit to be upset about here, and I’ll say right off the bat that I and several other fellow U.S. citizens took this test and did not qualify.

Firstly, that nice little restriction on age. That’s a good way to separate families, restrict the opportunities of those who are older, etc. Part of America’s innovative strength is its embrace of so many ideas from so many different people of different walks of life, demographics, and so forth. This restricts that and thus restricts America, all while severely limiting who can now hope for a chance to come here for whatever reason.

Now, I am all for pursuing higher education. I have to for the career I’m pursuing; I know many people who need to do the same. It’s a good way to enrich yourself, meet like-minded people, and contribute to meaningful research (at a regrettably hefty financial cost, though). But I also know people who have contributed beyond measure to this country who only went through high school and not college. America would be different without their work. And they themselves would be different without America. The level of your education does not dictate your value or worth. The level of your education does not dictate your value or worth. People have all sorts of wonderful things about them that cannot possibly be measured based on a piece of paper. And to further suggest that a degree from the U.S. is worth more than from elsewhere is insulting to many countries. The U.S. isn’t #1 in education. We have no right to basically say to other countries “our education is better than yours, yours doesn’t count.” My family knew this wonderful couple who immigrated from the Soviet Union; the father was an engineer who worked on countless projects and was damn good at his job. But when he came here, he was told his qualifications didn’t count and he had to start from the ground up. What a waste of time for him, his family, and the people he could have worked with to innovate and create more and more. I know that issue of equivalent degrees and such is a messy one across many boarders, but it doesn’t take away the insulting edge to it when you declare some worth more than others.

Also, let’s further stomp the arts into the ground, because who needs successful presentation of ideas and to be able to navigate your thoughts to others. Cause the arts is obviously worth less than science /sarcasm

English ability? America has no official language. Who cares what your English proficiency is? What does that have to do with anything? Many people abroad are bilingual and more. So…why are you asking about English? English isn’t our official language. Nothing is. We’re supposed to be a salad bowl. I fail to see the relevancy here.

Also, get lost, people who don’t have an offer that pays in the six digits. Your work is going to be valued as less than higher wages…that’s what those questions basically say. Our desire to have you here as a citizen is going to be based on how wealthy you can be. Not going to be a thriving tycoon? We don’t want you.

Also, clearly you should have a Nobel Prize?? I hope those with a Nobel Prize know to stay out of here for a bit until Drumpf is out of office. They can contribute their ideas and skills elsewhere. Drumpf doesn’t deserve their success.

By the Olympic medal question, I felt sure I was in some sort of feverish hallucination. What does someone’s athletic prowess have to do with them wanting to be a citizen? My eternal respect goes out to the athletes of every Olympic Team across the globe. But is a medalist worth more than an athlete who did not medal? Is an athlete worth more than a single mom prepared to work three jobs until she has enough to ensure the health and happiness of her children? I thought all men were created equal.

Also, I’m not normally one to split hairs, but I notice it lists Olympic medal, and does not specify that this includes Paralympics as well. This right here is a massive slap to the face to the disabled of America and across the globe. Perhaps a Paralympic medalist is seeking to live here. But here this survey is, telling them that it does not count because she did not compete in a sport of the abled, because she is handicapped. According to the philosophy that drove the Americans with Disabilities Act into existence, society cannot thrive in its entirety until all members are equipped to have an equal chance of success; if even one member is left behind, then the whole community is left behind, thus we are obligated for the betterment of ourselves, to aid the disabled. Yet RAISE does not see fit to include this fundamental mindset when considering who can live here. It abandons the belief that we must ensure every last citizen is well off before even dreaming of calling all of America well off. If you have seen athletic success within sports games for the handicap, it means nothing to Drumpf.

All of this does not even address the fact that it is an insult to humanity to try and assign value to people based on any of these inane traits, that human worth can be dictated with points. It goes against being human itself. We are not check marks and X’s. Our lives and experiences cannot be measured on a scale from 0-30 or yes/no questions. RAISE is an insult to the true nature of humanity, to love and embrace. It is a relief to read it has not gotten far in the path to become official. But the fact that such a gross abomination can be suggested by lawmakers, and supported by the man who is supposed to be for those in need, is absolutely devastating.

7.16.2015 // four days later and I’m finally listening to my online lectures on the civil rights movement. I have about 10 hours to catch up on (oops?). I’ve been thinking a lot about my disastrously low self-esteem and how it’s affected my studying. I might do a personal advice series in the next week explaining the importance of believing you’re a capable and smart person. ✨ also HOT TIP: next time you’re at Starbucks, order a Trenta iced tea (I do a black tea with 2 pumps raspberry instead of sweetener). After you’re finished, fill it up with iced water. Drink three full cups and you have consumed the recommended amount per day! No need to buy a fancy water bottle or constantly refill your tiny lil mason jar cup ✨

anonymous asked:

uhh sorry if this is rude or wrong but, I thought posting pics of protesters online (specifically their faces) wasn't a great thing to do in case they get in trouble later?

Oooh good point. I’ve saved the posts as drafts for now but yeah. Thanks for the reminder!!

:/

Something that’s been bothering me that I need to get off my chest

When you’re witnessing your friend either at a protest or online or anywhere arguing with an alt-righter or Nazi or White Supremacist (have we decided they’re all one in the same now? Because they are) it’s not appropriate to butt in and explain that your friend knows what they’re talking about because they’re from a marginalized group.

Let me explain: I’m Jewish. But, to anyone looking at me, I’m white as fuck. Like translucent. And I argue with people all the time because I am tiny and full of rage as well. Occasionally I’ll mention in those arguments that I’m Jewish, if I think the moment calls for it or if I think I need to. Most of the time, I find it unnecessary. Cut to me arguing with some Burnie-bro, neo-libral, white cis male dickhead arguing with me in the middle of San Francisco Civic Center after we had managed to drive the Nazi’s out of San Francisco for the day with him telling me that protesting is useless and that we’re “celebrating as if you actually accomplished something when you didn’t”. So I argued with him with several others. And then, one of my friends, who absolutely meant well, said “she has family who died in the Holocaust!” pointing at me. 

There are a few reasons this bothered me:
1. The conversation at the moment did not call for it. There was nothing added to my argument by pointing out my Jewishness
2. In fact, sometimes being able to argue with someone who assumes you’re from the same place of privilege is an advantage because, unfortunately, they are more likely to listen to you because they see you as “equal”
And, most importantly, 3. This guy was a stranger and we were in a tense situation and I was 100% white passing until my friend pointed this out and could have potentially put me in a dangerous situation. 

That’s just one example from many. I know there are lots of you who probably have extremely similar stories. 

DO NOT call attention to the minority status of your white passing friends. 

DO NOT call attention to the gender status of your cisgendered passing friends.

DO NOT call attention to the sexuality of your straight passing friends.

If we want to bring it up we will and often when we don’t there are EXTREMELY GOOD REASONS FOR IT! 

You mean well. You think you’re helping the argument. You’re not. At best, you’re making everything extremely awkward (which is what happened in the situation I described above) at worst you’re putting that person in extremely immediate danger that was easily avoided.

It’s not your job to call out the minority status of your friends. If they want to bring it up, they will. It’s not any of your business if they do or don’t. If you want to ask later, somewhere private and safe, why they didn’t bring it up you can. They will most likely have a bunch of reasons you didn’t think about because it’s not on the forefront of your mind like it is ours.

Just don’t. Mind your own business. Help your friends if they need help, but calling out their minority status is the exact opposite of helping.

//The amount of people bitching about Eggsy and Tilde being together is amazing. Like oh, you don’t like boys that like girls? Heterosexuality grosses you out and you’re holding protests online and starting petitions to get more representation in films because the blatant heterosexuality is ‘getting old’? You’re ‘squicked’ by ‘the heteros’ and even seeing Eggsy wink at Tilde in the trailer makes you want to vomit? 

That’s what heterosexuals have been doing/feeling regarding homosexual relationships since the beginning of time, especially in Hollywood.

As I’ve stated before: the filmmakers are selling the film to the largest target audience, which is males between the ages of 18-35. Hollywood’s normal target audience for most action films since action films have been produced.

Saying shit like ‘get this hetero bullshit out of my face’ and ‘let’s hope Eggsy cheats on her with Harry’ makes you whinging children sound like terrible, terrible people. 

Also, bisexuality apparently doesn’t exist in your world, does it? Eggsy is 100% gay or nothing? That’s also excluding a part of the LGBT family, or have you forgotten that the B stands for ‘bisexuality’? We’ve seen Eggsy having sex with exactly one woman and nobody else so far, but yeah, in your world he’s totes gay. -slow clap-

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Hong Kong police use teargas and pepper spray to disperse protesters

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters paralysed parts of Hong Kong’s central business district on Sunday, as police in riot gear attempted to disperse them with teargas and pepper spray.

Using a park near the Hong Kong government headquarters as a base, the protesters have blocked many of the city’s main thoroughfares, forcing authorities to divert about 80 bus routes. Organisers say at least 30,000 people have joined the demonstration.

Police fired volleys of teargas into the crowds at least three times on Sunday afternoon, according to reports posted online, sending protesters running and pleading for water and paper towels. Police have threatened to use a “higher degree of force” if the demonstrators do not disperse.

The Guardian

anonymous asked:

I just realized how ableist (and possibly classist) it is to claim that online protests and activism aren't valid forms of activism, because not everyone can afford to go, whether it's financial or physical. In my case it's more financial, I can't exactly drive into the city whenever I want to attend a protest, gas costs too much and I still don't have a train pass yet!

Yes exactly! Online activism is so important too I mean everyone is online all the time nowadays. Things you see online influence you soooo much. I learned absolutely everything I know about social justice and human rights from people right here on Tumblr mostly. So it is important! For me personally, my social anxiety kind of keeps me from going to protests. There aren’t many in my country but the women’s march was just too much anxiety for me. I actually drove there but couldn’t find it and was late so I didn’t end up getting to go. Also it can be dangerous for some people to go. People of colour are targets at protests and so are trans and other LGBT people. So hanging out with a bunch of trigger happy police is not safe. There’s a lot of different things to consider when talking about this so it upsets me when people invalidate activists who don’t go to these things!

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Calls Trump's Immigration Order 'An Assault on Civil Liberties'

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong has joined the rising chorus or people protesting President Donald Trump’s executive action on immigration, calling the “extreme vetting” order part of an “all out assault on civil liberties.” In a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday (Jan. 29), Armstrong railed against the series of executive actions Trump has taken, saying they make him feel like the nation is under assault.

“I feel like I’m in a state of shock,” wrote Armstrong. “The executive orders Trump is signing feels like a vendetta.. Trump is not only taking out his revenge on the people who protested him, but also the average American that just didn’t vote for him.”

Armstrong’s reaction came as a rising tide of outrage spread across the nation following Trump’s signing of an executive order on immigration on Friday that effectively banned people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for the next three months. Due to the hasty nature of the action a number of people with valid green cards were also caught in limbo at airports. 

Armstrong’s post came amid a flood of pushback protests online and on the ground at airports around the nation, with musicians, actors, activists and civil liberties experts decrying the action as un-American and potentially illegal. Over the weekend there were harsh anti-Trump posts from Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme, as well as comments from Blink 182's Mark Hoppus, Chuck D, Josh Groban, Nancy Sinatra and a number of winners and attendees at Sunday night’s (Jan. 29) SAG Awards. On Saturday (Jan. 28), a federal judge in New York temporarily blocked part of Trump’s order, ruling that authorities couldn’t remove individuals from the seven affected countries who had already arrived at U.S. airports after the order had been issued. 

i feel like I’m in a state of shock.. The executive orders Trump is signing feels like a vendetta.. Trump is not only taking out his revenge on the people who protested him, but also the average American that just didn’t vote for him. These reckless decisions on healthcare, muslim-americans, immigration, environmental protection, freedom of speech, freedom of press, women’s right to choose what to do with their bodies, suggesting sending in the feds to Chicago .. are signs of a man that is trying to redefine what it is that keeps our common union as Americans.. This is not just his “conservative agenda.” It’s an all out assault on our civil liberties. His intention is to divide us as Americans. Maybe we don’t agree on all of these issues.. But can’t we see eye to eye on some? I have conservative/republican friends and family.. I understand their point of view even if I don’t agree with it. It’s their right. It’s their beliefs. However the progressive side is just as “American” as the other side. At what point do we all come together as “Americans”. Isn’t this about freedom and unity? I don’t think this president has a grasp on the concept of the American dream.. the dream that we come from different backgrounds to come together. Please respect each other. Please show compassion. Please don’t allow this madman to take out his revenge…. on US respect BJ

A photo posted by Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoearmstrong) on Jan 28, 2017 at 8:37am PST

“These reckless decisions on healthcare, muslim-americans, immigration, environmental protection, freedom of speech, freedom of press, women’s right to choose what to do with their bodies, suggesting sending in the feds to Chicago .. are signs of a man that is trying to redefine what it is that keeps our common union as Americans,” Armstrong continued. “This is not just his ‘conservative agenda.' It’s an all out assault on our civil liberties. His intention is to divide us as Americans. Maybe we don’t agree on all of these issues.. But can’t we see eye to eye on some?" 

Though Armstrong said his group’s latest album, Revolution Radio, was not intended as another concept album-style screed against the politics of division, the band has nonetheless made their view crystal clear over the past few months. In November they added the chant "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” during an appearance at the American Music Awards and the video for their latest single, “Troubled Times,” is a clear call-to-action against the Celebrity Apprentice host turned commander in chief.

“Isn’t this about freedom and unity?” Armstrong asked, pleading for compassion and respect. "I don’t think this president has a grasp on the concept of the American dream.“ 

Trump’s action has also drawn protest from a number of major tech companies, including Google, Apple and Netflix, whose leaders had strong reactions over the weekend to the order that bars entry for anyone from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, ostensibly to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks on U.S. soil. It also was rejected by a number of leaders across the globe, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK PM Theresa May and several high-ranking members of Trump’s Republican party, including Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

As the Huffington Post reported this weekend, there have been no terror attacks on U.S. soil since 1975 by immigrants from the seven nations included in Trump’s action. In fact, according to a recently released report, Muslim Americans with family backgrounds tied to those nations have also resulted in zero American deaths over the past 15 years. Several reports have also noted that none of the 19 plane hijackers who took part in the 9/11 attacks were from those nations.

theguardian.com
Sky pulls broadcast of show that cast white actor as Michael Jackson
Singer’s family ‘angered’ and ‘disrespected’ by portrayal of Jackson, played by Joseph Fiennes, in satirical series Urban Myths
By Hannah Ellis-Petersen

We’re feeling VERY positive tonight. Sky Arts have made the right call to pull Urban Myths. It’s excellent to see Michael Jackson being honoured with the respect he deserves and for a media outlet to choose the right thing to do over ratings and money. Thank-you to Paris Jackson & Taj Jackson for speaking up on Urban Myths and MJFam for turning their ‘anger into action’. There’s nothing that can’t be done when we raise our voice as one. It’s been a crazy 48 hours here at The MJCast. After launching an online protest against this broadcast, interacting with Michael’s daughter, being featured in Rolling Stone, BBC, Huffington Post and many other publications, we are so proud of this outcome. We aren’t stopping here though. Wherever there are people wanting to dilute or tear down Michael’s legacy, we’ll be right there to set things right. The MJCast. ✊🏽✌🏽

anonymous asked:

Prompt: Will steals the original Primavera for Hannibal's birthday during their post-finale married life. He is super thankful and amazed etc etc

(okay it’s not a birthday but it’s of the same theme. Hope you like it, Nonny!)

BE WARNED: THIS IS FLUFFY AF.

Will remembers the important things.

He remember Hannibal’s birthday, he remembers Christmas, he remembers the anniversary of their fall. He always makes Hannibal breakfast in bed and still manages to burn the toast despite his best efforts. His presents are always unique, always thoughtful, singularly Will.

Hannibal doesn’t expect him to remember this one, so he isn’t disappointed when he wakes without flowers or the smell of scorched bread.

Will’s sleeping form isn’t curled next to him, but it’s not unusual for Will to rise before him. The winding aroma of fresh coffee, dark and luxurious, greets Hannibal’s nose and he smiles. At least he made coffee.

On the kitchen counter is a mug that reads Murder Husbands in garish red dripping script. Will had not been able to resist ordering two anonymously from Tattle Crime’s tasteless online emporium, despite Hannibal’s protestations at putting any more money in the hands of Freddie Lounds.

“You know we’ll kill her eventually,” Will had said, brushing Hannibal’s shoulder fondly with his knuckles, “let me have a little fun.”

Steam wafts fresh from the mug, and propped next to it is a small note, hand-written in simple block letters. MEET ME IN THE STUDY, it reads, with a barely legible heart at the bottom.

Taking up the coffee in hand, Hannibal crosses the oak hallway and opens the double doors to the study.

Will has his back to him, staring above the fireplace in deep thought. At the sound of the door, he turns to Hannibal and smiles broad and fond.

Behind him is Botticelli’s Primavera.

“Happy Anniversary,” Will says softly.

Hannibal begins to tremble. He feels full and happy tears forming ungoverned.

“You remembered,” he says, and his voice cracks with tender surprise.

“Of course,” Will replies, and crosses to him to take the mug from his hands, setting it carefully on an end table. He kisses Hannibal’s cheek, traces a tear away with his finger, kissing softly the silvering trail it leaves behind.

“If I saw you every day, forever, Hannibal,” he whispers in his ear, a hand softly threading the fine hair at his neck, “I would remember this time.”

Hannibal kisses him fierce, pure adoration and gratitude and overwhelmed joy. Will grips him just as hard, always surprised by the deep reservoir of love that pulls within him and always spellbound by it.

“Seeing you for the first time,” he says as they part for breath, “after so long.”

He ducks in for a quick, soft press of lips and looks at him with solemn devotion. “How could I forget?”

“I wish I had taken you away with me then,” Hannibal breathes, tracing the line of Will’s mouth with his thumb.

“You did,” Will bites softly, “you have,” another nip, harder and promising, “you will.”

Hannibal tucks him into his arms then, holding him and absorbing this mesmerizing man, his eyes transfixed on the painting behind him.

“How did you manage this, Will?”

Will twists in his embrace, pulling Hannibal’s arms around his middle and stroking softly against the bone of his wrist.

“A couple of exorbitant bribes, a few dead security guards, it was easier than you’d have thought.”

He drops his head against Hannibal’s shoulder and leans in to the kiss dropped against his neck.

“Happy Anniversary,” he says again.

Hannibal squeezes fondly, nuzzling into Will’s hair as another tear slides free.

“When I think I could not love you more,” he whispers against him, and shakes his head in delight.

“Happy Anniversary, cara mia.”

Will scoffs. “Don’t go all Addams Family on me.”

Hannibal’s brow knits in genuine puzzlement and he frowns against Will’s temple. “I don’t understand.”

Will laughs against him, bright, and turns to kiss his jaw.

“Never mind, Gomez,” he says, patting his arm fondly, “never mind.”