right to know laws

Your boss is not your friend. Your boss is not someone you can trust. Your relationship with your boss needs to be entirely professional.

  • Do not do your boss favours. No working for free. No doing unreasonable duties. No working outside the hours you state as available.
  • Do not say anything to your boss. About anything. Keep it work related. They will only use personal information against you.
  • Know your rights. Know the laws. Your boss will come at you trying to get you to quit like its a favour to you. Its usually because they can’t legally fire you.
  • Be wary around your coworkers. Some will have no problem passing things along to your boss. Such as your mental health or financial standing
  • Never offer to pay for anything lost, stolen or broken. Especially if money is missing from the till.
  • Demand safe working conditions.

Your boss is only there to exploit your labour for profit. Unfortunately you need that labour to sustain yourself. Just be careful.

Humans are weird, apparently

Ok, I decided I wanted to try my hand at adding to this “Humans are Space Orcs” thing.  Apologies if it’s been done before, but I haven’t seen this particular thing.

Imagine the aliens coming to Earth and looking at our media, at the products in our stores, and all over the place they see the most obvious warnings and disclaimers.  “Caution, food will be hot,” “Professional driver on closed course,” “Do not attempt.”  And they just think that humans must be absolute idiots because who the heck needs to be told that, right?

But they don’t know about human litigation.

Sure, the aliens have laws and treaties and whatnot, but what with an intersteller community and all these different races and languages, they just naturally abide by the spirit of the law, because who would want all that precise translation and finicky language and loophole abuse and obvious rule patches?  Way too much work for the aliens.

So humans join the galactic community, start developing relationships and trade deals and agreeing to abide by whatever the aliens call their Geneva Convention.  Everyone’s happy.  Until the aliens start looking a little closer at actual human behaviour.

“Umm, Ambassador Joseph, we can’t help but notice that your people have been making more dreadnoughts than the Isni Treaty allows.  This is making us very nervous.”

“I’m afraid I don’t know what you mean, President Gangril.  We only have four dreadnoughts.”

“You registered four, but when reviewing your fleet, we found there were at least twenty?”

“The other sixteen are heavy crusiers.”

“They’re clearly dreadnoughts.”

Joe brings out a large stack of papers.  “Actually, according to the treaty, dreadnoughts are over 906 metres, and these cruisers are 890 metres long.  The guns also…”

Until the aliens are collectively tearing out their hair analogues and somehow human lawyers get even richer as the galactic community desperately hires them in an effort to prevent this behaviour.

Students’ life

Edit: people made me notice that I flipped Todo’s hair and scar, it was because I forgot I inverted the canvas, gomen
Dakota’s timeline

This is an idea I’ve had for a bit now, and Missing Milo certainly didn’t dissuade me from it. 

I’m pretty sure Dakota’s original timeline wasn’t very good. 

Dakota only joined the time travel business to stop the Mississippi Purchase. That was it. His main goal was to stop this one event. Being put on pistachio duty doesn’t bother him because he did what he set out to accomplish. Why? What made it so important to him? Well, let’s look at him for a second. 

Vinnie dresses comfortably. He’s the only time agent we’ve met who refuses any form of proper dress. He’s relaxed, and he eats as much as he can, when he can. What’re the odds he didn’t get to do that before he joined up? He was so excited to see Real Live Animals, which hints to the idea that he never got to do that before.

Despite all that, he’s no slacker. He knows how to fight, and immediately puts himself in front of Milo. He knows a back way to the Time Bureau, which Cavendish apparently doesn’t. IE- he makes sure to have a secondary exit at his own line of work. Dakota is always ready to run. Pretty much all of this is instinctual.

My bet is Dakota’s original timeline wasn’t the happiest or safest place, and the down spiral started with the Mississippi Purchase. Now that he’s fixed things, Dakota has found himself with the time and ability to just relax and chill and be happy, and he’s not taking a second for granted.

Hey everyone, just a reminder that yesterday the supreme court decided that its unconstitutional for the police to look through your phone unless they have a warrant, EVEN if you are placed under arrest.

HOWEVER, the police CAN search your phone without a warrant if given verbal consent and they AREN’T required to tell you that you can request that they get a warrant. It’s up to you to know your rights, so PLEASE PLEASE reblog this so we can spread the word!

I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out.
I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.
—  Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Starting tomorrow, my boss is making it *mandatory* that every employee stand for the Pledge of Alliegence that will be played over the PA at work, or they’re fired.

The level of pissed off I am right now is astronomical. If anyone knows of any laws I can use to fight this, please let me know. I’m gonna try and look up some myself. I need this job, but I should not and will not be made obligated to stand for the Pledge under threat of termination when our country is the way it fucking is.

*froths*

So I guess we’ll see what’ll happen. I might not have a job by the end of the week.

if the senate invalidates you, just say the omens are bad and that the whole senate session ought to be forgotten and cancelled. now you are valid again.

  • Margaery Tyrell: *dies*
  • Catelyn Stark: (in heaven) Ooooooh my God!!!! Omg, omg, omg, omg, omg okay... OKAY. Catelyn play it cool. Breathe. Don't mess this up. You got this. You fucking got this.
  • Margaery Tyrell: Hello? Am I dead? Lady Stark... is that you--
  • Catelyn Stark: THIS IS MY SON ROBB PLEASE MARRY HIM
  • Margaery Tyrell: I... beg your pardon?
  • Catelyn Stark: I mean... welcome to heaven? Haha ha. Hahaha. (Internally: ...fuck...FUCK!!!!)
Farmer spends 16 years studying law by himself so he could sue a powerful chemical firm for 'polluting his land' - and...

A Chinese farmer has spent 16 years studying law by himself so he could sue a chemical company for allegedly polluting his land. Wang Enlin, who had just three years of education, has won the first instance in a high-profile case against state-owned Qihua Group, reported the People’s Daily Online. Although Qihua Group, whose assets exceed two billion yuan (£233 million), has appealed against the decision, the elderly man said he is determined to seek justice for himself and his neighbours who could no longer grow healthy crops on their contaminated land. Mr Wang, who is in his 60s, lives in the Yushutun village on the outskirts of Qiqihar in the Heilongjiang Province, according to People’s Daily Online, which cited China Youth Daily. The man said he would forever remember the year of 2001 when his land was flooded by the toxic waste discharged by Qihua Group. It was the eve of the Lunar New Year, and Mr Wang was playing cards and making dumplings with his neighbours. All of sudden, they realised that the house they were in was flooded by the wastewater from the nearby Qihua factory.

The wastewater also flooded part of the farmland in the village. According to the report, a government document from 2001 claimed that the affected farmland ‘can not be used for a long time’ due to the pollution. Between 2001 to 2016, it has been suggested that Qihua continued to dump hazardous waste into the village, whose residents rely upon agriculture for a living.

The company produced polyvinyl chloride and released 15,000 to 20,000 tons of chemical waste every year, the report said. Qihua has also reportedly created a 71-acre wasteland with calcium carbide residue and a 478-acre pond with its liquid waste. In 2001, Mr Wang wrote a letter to the Land Resources Bureau of Qiqihar to complain about the pollution Qihua had brought to his village. He said while dealing with the local officials, he was repeatedly asked to produce evidence to prove that the village’s land had been polluted. Mr Wang told a reporter: 'I knew I was in the right, but I did not know what law the other party had broken or whether or not there was evidence.’ He received the interview in his small home which he spent 50 yuan (£5.8) per month renting from the village’s authority. As a result, Mr Wang decided to study law by himself, an endeavor he would carry on pursuing for the next 16 years. The farmer, who had dropped out of primary school at the third grade, started reading through a dozen law books with the help of a dictionary.

At the time, he did not have money to buy the books, so he spent day after day reading the books at the local book store and copying the relevant information by hand, according to the man. In return, he would give bags of free corn to the shopkeeper for letting him stay there. Not only that, he also used the legal knowledge he had learnt to help his neighbours gather evidence. Their farms had also been polluted by Qihua Group, said Mr Wang. In 2007, a Chinese law firm specialised in handling pollution-related cases started providing free legal advice to Mr Wang and his neighbours. They also agreed to help the villagers file petition to the court. However due to unspecified complications, the court only began processing Mr Wang and his neighbours’ case in 2015 - eight years after the original petition had been made, People’s Daily Online reported. Thanks to the evidence Mr Wang had gathered in the 16 years, Mr Wang and his neighbours apparently won the first instance. The Angangxi District Court of Qiqihar ruled that the families in Yushutun village would receive financial compensation from Qihua Group amounting 820,000 yuan (£96,000). The date of the first instance was not revealed in the report. Qihua Group has appealed against the court’s decision. The case is being processed at the Angangxi District Court as of writing. A determined Mr Wang told the reporter: “We will certainly win. Even if we lose, we will continue to battle.”

Delta (Bucky Barnes x Reader) Pt. 9  A/B/O ❤️

A/N: Okay this ones gonna be emo to the extremo *bursts into tears* But its a good emo nonetheless! I hope you guys like it! ENJOY! - Delilah ❤️

Warnings: Angsty as heck. Swearing. 

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Can US Customs and Border officials search your phone?

Recent detentions and seizures of phones and other material from travelers to the United States have sparked alarm. Below, ProPublica details what powers US Customs and Border Protection officials have over you and your devices.

A NASA scientist heading home to the US said he was detained in January at a Houston airport, where US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers pressured him for access to his work phone and its potentially sensitive contents. Last month, CBP agents checked the identification of passengers leaving a domestic flight at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport during a search for an immigrant with a deportation order. And in October, border agents seized phones and other work-related material from a Canadian photojournalist. They blocked him from entering the US after he refused to unlock the phones, citing his obligation to protect his sources. These and other recent incidents have revived confusion and alarm over what powers border officials actually have and, perhaps more importantly, how to know when they are overstepping their authority.

The unsettling fact is that border officials have long had broad powers — many people just don’t know about them. Border officials, for instance, have search powers that extend 100 air miles inland from any external boundary of the US. That means border agents can stop and question people at fixed checkpoints dozens of miles from US borders. They can also pull over motorists whom they suspect of a crime as part of “roving” border patrol operations.

Sowing even more uneasiness, ambiguity around the agency’s search powers — especially over electronic devices — has persisted for years as courts nationwide address legal challenges raised by travelers, privacy advocates and civil-rights groups. We dug out answers about the current state-of-play when it comes to border searches, along with links to more detailed resources (below).

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Fun Fact 191

Three of the nine members of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina are selected by the European Court of Human Rights and cannot be Bosnian citizens.

anonymous asked:

what would he do if he had to share his pen?

I LOVE THAT WE’RE STILL HERE TALKING ABOUT THE PEN.

This all comes from @suspectsim‘s amazing GIF SET (which includes the BELOW gif) and the RAMBLING I’ve done since she posted it.


“Barba, you gotta pen?”

“No.”

Sonny and Amanda shot each other a curious look, before turning back towards their ADA, who was leaned back in his seat and studying a stack of papers.

… with his pen in hand…

“Barba, can I borrow your pen?”

Without even looking up from his reading, he sighed, “I don’t wanna lose it.”

Amanda cocked her head to the side, much more interested in the possesiveness over the pen than the matter at hand. “It’s a pen, Barba, there’s tons of them.”

“No-” Defiantly, and obviously offended, he pointed the gold pen directly in her face. “There are not. This is my pen. Carmen gave it to me.”

Sonny only blinked, until he boldly made an effort to reach across for the utensil since it was only being protected by a few fingertips. “I’ll give it right back, Barba, I promise I won’t steal it…”

Realizing he was on the verge of losing his pen, Rafael reeled his arm back in, and shamelessly put the end between his teeth. Without a hint of concern, he raised a daring brow, and bit down so the pen was held up only by his mouth.

Both detectives were left doe-eyed and frozen, amazed at the childish length he was willing to go to… just to protect what was apparently his favorite pen…

“I’ll go get you one,” Amanda offered finally, leaving slack-jawed Sonny behind to glare at a very content ADA as he went back to peacefully reading the paperwork he had been trying to study before.

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all jokes aside, a really subtly insensitive thing straight people do is when you’re talking about someone being 25 and never being in a relationship, they’re like “how can you be TWENTY FIVE and NEVER dated anybody????????????????” and it’s like okay how do i explain to this straight person that grappling with your sexuality while going through the awkward pains of puberty and then trying to come out and find other people that are also out so you can date them or even just kiss them is fucking hard and takes several years to accomplish so yeah it’s actually pretty fucking common to be a sad gay 25 year old who’s never dated anybody ffs

Day Bi Day: A Documented Study of the Bisexual (Rafael Barba x Reader)

A/N: I’m not off hiatus, but I’ve been sitting on this idea since maybe late-April/early-May, and Pride Month seemed like the best time to actually do it. So forgive me if it’s kinda crap, I’m not entirely back into my groove just yet. Also: There’s a reason documentaries are a visual medium: It’s because writing out one like a story is hard. But it helps to imagine the narration being done by Tilda Swinton or David Attenborough. Shoutout to @xemopeachx for looking forward to this and being my hype(wo)man and @mrsrafaelbarba – both of them let me pass things by them segment by craptastic segment! (Also, tagging @ohbelieveyoume because if they have to suffer through this monstrosity, then so do you. That being said, Happy Pride Month!!

New York City: Home to over 8,550,405 people, it is a melting pot featuring persons from varying walks of life. This port city has long served as a nesting ground for new ideas, and stomping ground for old-time culture treasured by the society of the present day. But in such a vast hub of differing ideals and backgrounds, it easily becomes a hotbed for practices unchecked. For in a city so grand and driven by the ambition to progress, some ideas can slip through the cracks. Or, better yet, slip right beneath our noses.

It is here that we introduce Rafael Barba.

A man of Cuban descent, Rafael has worked his way to the position of ADA in the Sex Crimes Bureau of New York City’s 16th Precinct. A self-made man, Rafael is easily a representative of the American Dream come to fruition. There is, however, one lingering secret that he carries: Rafael identifies as bisexual. In addition, his romantic partner, (Y/N), also identifies as bisexual.

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