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I’m sure we all know how tricky time management and productivity can be, and also how crucial it is to be good at it, to succeed. So, I’d like to share a strategy of effectively managing all of those tasks you have at hand! 

Introducing Dwight Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. He lived a super productive life, and during his presidency he implemented many transformational programs including NASA and the Atomic Energy act. Before then, he was a 5 star general in the US army, serving as the supreme commander, he was also the president of Columbia University… I could go on. 

My point is, he did all of this while still having time for personal interests and hobbies like painting and golfing. He was amazing at time management, and his most famous method of handling tasks, is called the Eisenhower Matrix

It’s a method of prioritising and sorting out your to-dos based on urgency and importance.  

It is super helpful is making us question what is important and actually necessary to do. I think that we often fill up our time with tasks that do not help us in reaching our core goals, and this method helps us narrow down our todos, saving us from wasting time, energy, and resources.

The 2nd and 3rd quadrant (not urgent important, urgent-not important) is what really minimises our productivity, if not properly managed and scheduled

I personally think its a fairly good way of understanding all that you have to do, what you should do first, and how you can deal with the rest. You don’t have to necessarily plan everything out this way, but its a good mindset to adopt when managing your workload. 

I’m so so awful at being concise (I’m so sorry for the long post!!) But I help this has helped you guys. Hopefully I’m going to post a printable of the matrix in the near future, so keep an eye out for that :)

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.
-Dwight Eisenhower

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White Coke for Marshal Zhukov,

At the end of World War II, Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower met with supreme Soviet commander Marshal Georgy Zhukov, and toasted the destruction of the Nazi Third Reich with a glass of Coca Cola. Immediately Zhukov was smitten by the sugary, fizzy American cola beverage, and wanted more.  However there was a problem.  Coca Cola was banned in the Soviet Union, being seen as a symbol of American capitalist imperialism. It certainly wouldn’t do to have the Soviet Union’s highest ranking military officer and most decorated soldier being caught drinking the carbonated milk of the evil capitalist pig-dog.

Zhukov turned to Gen. Mark Clark, commander of the US sector of Allied occupied Austria, if there was some way cases of Coca Cola could be shipped to him in more discreet packaging.  Gen. Clark passed the request on the President Harry Truman, who in turn passed it on to James Farley, Chairman of the Board of Coca Cola Export Operations.  Farley found a chemist who was successfully able to remove the color from Coca Cola while preserving its taste.  The new “White Coke” was then bottled in straight clear bottles which resembled vodka bottles, the cap featuring a red star.  The first shipment of “white coke” for Marshal Zhukov was a case of 50.  It is unknown how much white coke was produced for Zhukov, as the production and distribution of it was a company secret.

Ravus Timeline in FFXV game plot

1 In KINGSGLAIVE, tried the ring, burnt his arm. Then picked up Regis’ sword, rendezvous with the Imperial Army.
2 Returned to Gralea, got a prothetic arm, plus Magitek modification (hence the heterochromia)
3 Became the Supreme Commander, met with colleagues in front of the Emperor
4 Lead the army to takeover Lucis. Prepared to take down Titan. Pretended to be searching for Lunafreya, while actually giving her instructions on how to hide(revealed by letters besides his dead body in Ch.13).
【Sorry I forgot the scene with Ravus and Luna on the sylleblossom. After Luna escaped Insomnia, she met with Gentiana outside the city, and the duo covenant with Titan (Maybe Ramuh as well, considering they are both in Lucis), Then Luna returned to Tenebrae.( One of the letters besides Ravus’ body said:…Come back to Tenebrae with Gentiana, My men will pick you up. It’s far too dangerous to stay in Lucis. The Imperial Army is afraid of your covenant with the Archean, they are searching for you everywhere.) Then was the sylleblossom scene.These sequence of events could happen at any time after Ravus got his arm fixed, Before Noctis talked to Titan.】
5 Instructed the army to confiscate Regalia, waited to met with Noctis when the latter tried to retrieve his car. Ravus was intending to give Noctis his father’s sword (after a fight, more like a trial of Noctis’ power) when they met in front of Regalia, but Ardyn’s sudden appearance cut him short. Ravus lost his only chance to give the Sword to Noctis.(revealed by letters besides his dead body in Ch.13)
6 Went to Altissia with Ardyn. Prepared to kill Leviathan. Went to see Lunafreya at the First Secretary’s estate, and refuse to deliver the ring to Noctis on Luna’s behalf. (If you take a careful look, that flashback scene where Ravus held Luna’s hand and gave her a pep talk took place at the First Secretary’s estate in Altissia) Then Ravus stand in the rain, lied to Ardyn when Ardyn asked if Ravus had spoken to Lunafreya.
7 After the battle with Leviathan, Luna died. (After this point of time is the real plot hole)Ravus was said to be punished for his failure in Altissia and executed. It was said that he rebelled against the Empire, so the Empire destroyed Tenebrae. (But what is said in radios and newspapers may not be what truly happened, plus the Deamon Outbreak in Gralea makes everything more enigmatic) The only thing we know for sure now is that in Zegnautus Keep, he put up a fight against somebody or something unknown before he died.
Ravus’ plot line is basically one of an undercover spy. (After he was refused by the Ring and changed his mind, finally decided to help his sister, of course. ) His true intention could only be revealed if you put his events in chronologic order, which is to help Luna to fulfill her duty as Oracle, although Luna and Ravus both knew that she would die for it.(sylleblossom scene)
Ravus is actually a great character with such depth and potential. What a pitiable waste.
All events mentioned above could be traced back to radios and newspapers in game. I won’t quote them one by one, but you could use them to test this timeline I put together. If you want to know more about Fleuret siblings, I suggest you pay attention to those radios & newspapers &NPC dialogues, because that’s where SE put the real deal in.

Look, you keep expecting me to pull victories out of my ass, and I understand that, but “fucking massive army of the undead that answers to exactly one person in all the world” is not a reasonable or obvious strategy to prepare for.

- an excerpt from the final report of Supreme Orc Commander General Gothmog, detailing the reasons for defeat in Pelargir, The Lord of the Rings, book V, chapter VI

Soldiers of the 7. SS Freiwilligen Gebirgs Division Prinz Eugen inspect the writings on a wall of a building in the Dalmatia Coast between Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia which was left by the enemy in the fall of 1943. The writings on the building reads: “Long live the supreme commander of the People’s Liberation Army and Partisan gangs of Yugoslavia comrade Tito” and “Long live the United Union of Antifascistic Youth of Croatia”.

Watch Snoke turn out like Mushu and be super small like Yoda or something like that.

Originally posted by disney

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‘Get Over It!’: 79-Year-Old Trump Supporter Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing Children’s Mural
The mystery of the anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Donald Trump vandals who continued to deface a beautiful children’s mural took a while to solve. Power Stretch Studios in Montclair, New Jersey, had suffered a fire in September, and its windows and door was boarded up. A studio employee painted over it,

Don’t tell me these are just old people and deserve our compassion. 

Fuck that. 

They had 79 years to learn the difference from right and wrong and this is what they chose to do. And they’re not much older than their supreme commander. 

I hope they spend the rest of their lives in jail or making restitution. 

Vader (Darth Vader comics #1-6), a.k.a. how Vader got his grove back. After meeting a mysterious young Force-weilder with his old lightsaber, Vader decides its time to stop following orders and take control of his life.

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

  • Kylo Ren and the other Vader stans like to imagine Vader as large and in charge, the emperor’s heir, the supreme commander of the fleet and the biggest baddest bitch on the block. He’s not.  He’s a sad old dog looking for love and getting kicked instead. Tarkin calls him to heel, Sidious smacks him with a rolled up newspaper and Tagge coos ‘who’s a good boy’ while fitting him with a choke chain and muzzle. From the way everyone talks down to him despite the ‘lord’ title, it’s clear this has been going on for a long time.
  • Even before Vader finds out Luke is his kid, he’s a source of hope and inspiration. He’s the first thing Vader lies to Sidious about. He’s what spurs Vader to take independent action.  Sidious thought such initiative was beyond him, but the very idea of Luke gave him the strength he needed to start to break free.  It’s like a @jerseydevious fic.
  • Vader is so EXTRA and funny. I’m sure most people write him off as a humorless murder-bot, but they don’t understand. His sense of humor is as dry as Tatooine and darkly sardonic as hell.  “Brought a fine haul of imperial weapons with you?” “I have,” he says leading a group of heavily armed stormtroppers.  Classic.
  • “An old man who thought he could help gifted children.  He was mistaken.” Contrary to fanon, Vader didn’t seem happy or eager or even mad when he killed Obi-Wan. If anything he seemed sort of numb and disappointed.
  • Dave likes to claim that Vader and Anakin are two separate people, and maybe even Vader likes to pretend that, but he really isn’t.  He flies around in his dead wife’s ship (or a replica or whatever) and has flashbacks all over the place. He’s still a sentimental loser who loves his wife and wants someone to give him a hug.
  • Vader sure has become religious in his old age. I wonder how much of his devotion to the Force is because it’s literally the only thing from his old life he can still experience. He’s so disconnected from the life and lives around him…except through the Force.

Aphra and Her Merry Band

  • Rouge archeologist Dr. Aphra is introduced in an action sequence which is basically a rip off of the start of Raiders of the Lost Arc. Dark Indiana Jones –> Dark Han is the obvious line of thought, but she and Han don’t actually have much in common.
  • 0-0-0 and BT, on the other hand, are definitely Dark C-3PO and R2D2. 
  • The first time I read this, I thought Aphra had a death wish. After reading through the entire series, I realized that it’s survivor’s guilt and proving to herself she deserves to live. All the dangerous shit she does is about testing wether she is strong enough, clever enough, ruthless enough, to survive in a way her mom wasn’t.  For her, Vader is the ultimate test. If she can live through him, she’ll be immortal.

You’ve Been De-Sheeved

  • Of course Sidious had back-ups in case the whole Anakin/Vader thing didn’t work out. The guy’s devious plans have devious plans.  I’m more surprised he put all his eggs in one basket when it came to the Death Star. That seems unusually short sided for him.
  • Vader thinks all of Cylo’s projects are abominations.  Does that include himself? Probably.  The idea that he served as inspiration for them, that they’re his kids, makes him sick…and enraged.
  • Aiolin is my favorite.  She’s just so excited when Vader shows up. Such a fangirl.
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Revan—renowned as the Revanchist, honored as the Revan, reviled as Revan the Butcher, dreaded as the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Revan, and praised as the Prodigal Knight—was a Human male who played pivotal roles as both Jedi and Sith in the Mandalorian Wars and the Jedi Civil War. Believed to have been born in the Outer Rim Territories, the man later known as Revan was born around the year 3994 BBY and studied under a number of different Jedi Masters as a Padawan of the Jedi Order. Becoming fast friends with a fellow student named Alek, the young man became a Jedi Knight and was a vocal and charismatic critic of the Order’s inactivity in the ongoing Mandalorian Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian warrior clans. Leading the Revanchist movement in defiance of the Jedi Council’s wishes and taking on the name of Revan, the Knight donned the mask of a fallen Mandalorian as he joined the Republic Military’s fight and was appointed Supreme Commander. However, when Revan defeated the Mandalorian leader Mandalore the Ultimate at the Battle of Malachor V in 3960 BBY, Revan and his friend Alek, now known as Malak, followed the trail of a mysterious Sith influence on the Mandalorian Wars to the Unknown Regions, where the two discovered a reconstituted Sith Empire and were turned to the dark side of the Force by the Sith Emperor. This was, until, he was stripped of his Sith persona via a mind wipe, so he returned to the crumbling Jedi Order and helped defeat the Sith Empire he had established during his brace with evil. Revan became a legend himself, having walked the line between Jedi and Sith, and truly becoming one with the force.

After the Fall — The Kingdom of Soissons

After the official fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD, the Roman Imperial tradition continued with the Eastern Roman Empire with Constantinople as its capital.  However in the West there were a few Roman rump states (remnant states) that continued to hang on after the dissolution of the empire.  One of those rump states was the Kingdom of Soissons, which was mostly located in what is now Northern France.

The Kingdom of Soissons was founded in 457 by Aegidius, then the supreme military commander of Roman forces in the region.  Aegidius realized that the Roman Emperor no longer had any real power, rather being a puppet of the Gothic warlord Ricimer.  Thus Aegidius decided to separate from the Empire, carving out his own domain which he ruled over using the legions he commanded.  Over the years, Germanic tribes conquered most of Gaul (France), leaving Soissons isolated from Italy.

Aegidius died in 464, and the kingdom was inherited by his son Syagrius.  Even after Emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed in 476, Syagrius claimed he was merely the governor of a Roman Province.  In truth, Soissons was entirely independent of Rome, and Syagrius held the powers of a military dictator.  The Germanic kingdoms and tribes that surrounded Soissons even referred to him as “King of the Romans”.

For almost three decades the Kingdom of Soissons was able to successfully fend of invasion after invasion.  Then in 486 it was invaded by an army led by Clovis I, King of the Franks.  The Franks overwhelmed the Romans, defeating Syagrius’ army at the Battle of Soissons.  Syagrius fled to the Visigothic King Alaric II, but Alaric II turned him over to the Franks, where he was promptly executed.

anonymous asked:

What do you think the next swtor expansion will be like? And what do you want to be in it? I want my sweet summer child Kira back, the commander to reunite or at least talk to through holo to satele and be like "yo, the fuck was up with ditching me on oddeson, not telling me what to do and disappearing on me again" and more of flirty dancing Theron. Ooh and awkward Theron and satele reunion to. And there not to be a godamn war between sith n pubs because it shouldn't be logically possible atall

Hmm, yeah, I’d like some more of my precious companions to come back (where the fuck is Quinn, come on Bioware). And omg plssss I would love to talk to Satele and have Theron talk to Satele. And I’d love to see what she’s up to now that she’s obviously returned to the Republic.

And, you know, some more confirmed Republic OTP would be AMAZING. And Jace in general. :D

The game seems to be setting it up as both the Republic and the Empire (though mostly the Republic since we haven’t really allied with them at all) being cautious and somewhat disapproving of the Alliance, so it almost sounds like we’ll have to be fighting THEM in the next expansion. I don’t know how I feel about that, tbh.

Also, it’d be nice if they weren’t misogynistic and ableist in the next expansion but… I’m not sure if I can trust them on that.

                     –––    ❛   he was a war monger; a man made machine fueled by DESTRUCTION. whole galaxies whispers his name in fear of him one day laying their planet to waste. a lethal weapon, an important asset: it comes as no surprise to me why the separatists made him SUPREME COMMANDER. had he been someone else, perhaps i might even have felt sorry for him. he was a worthy opponent. may the LEGENDS never forget his name.  ❜   ‹ GENERAL GRIEVOUS · OBI-WAN KENOBI

The Ten Precepts of Solon

I. Trust good character more than promises.
II. Do not speak falsely.

III. Do good things.

IV. Do not be hasty in making friends, but do not abandon them once made.
V. Learn to obey before you command.

VI. When giving advice, do not recommend what is most pleasing, but what is most useful.

VII. Make reason your supreme commander.

VIII. Do not associate with people who do bad things.

IX. Honor the gods.

X. Have regard for your parents

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Saw several excellent posts including these alongside the Maxims, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to  let them stand alone.

  • Leo: I need a new nickname.
  • Piper: I thought you had three?
  • Leo: Those nicknames are too.. accurate.
  • Leo: I need a stupid one, because every cool guy has at least one stupid nickname.
  • Frank: *pops out of nowhere* I have a stupid nickname.
  • Leo: Tell me.
  • Frank: Leo.
  • Leo:
  • Leo: I
  • Leo: is this revenge for the iguana joke
  • Frank: yeah
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The Oath of Allegiance: Wehrmacht new recruits swear ‘Oath of Loyalty’ to  Adolf Hitler.

“I swear by God this sacred oath that to the Leader of the German empire and people, Adolf Hitler, supreme commander of the armed forces, I shall render unconditional obedience and that as a brave soldier I shall at all times be prepared to give my life for this oath.”