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I say let them put their theories to the test in any community of color and see which word gets them dragged outta their mommas BMW and stomped out..   

And you KNOW the parents of these kids would refuse to believe their kids talked like this. #Hate it!

In India, incomes have tripled in just the last 10 years. Ah, but who cares about those, um, 2.5 billion people? You do! Weren’t we just wishing for a Star Trek-style utopia where all of humanity is one? So we should be celebrating the golden wave that is lifting China and India out of poverty the same as if it happened to us, right? We’re all members of the human family.

And make no mistake, the economic slump us Americans and Europeans are grinding through is, ultimately, due to the fact that the rest of the world has finally been invited to the party. Fuel gets expensive because demand goes up, because people on the other side of the world are able to own their first cars, air conditioners, and computers. Good unskilled jobs are hard to come by because people in developing countries are competing for what are to them the first good jobs of their lives.

In other words, the rich man did give up his fortune to help the poor. It’s just that we’re all that rich man. If you have a home with a computer, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, then you’re in the top, upper crust of the world’s living standards. You’re living the Emily Ratajkowski life – the one everybody else wants. So does that give you a warm feeling in your heart knowing that your loss is their gain?

If not, why not?

7 Reasons the World Looks Worse Than It Really Is

anonymous asked:

I'm not sure how classroom Amazon wishlists work, but if I am able to help, I would love to try!

okay well basically i am beginning my first year of teaching in a week and a half! i will be teaching freshmen english, acting as advisor to the yearbook, and originating a creative writing class that will publish a literary magazine. at the school i will be working at 94% of students come from low-SES homes, and the majority of them speak english as a second language.

it’s extremely important to me that my classroom is word-rich. my students come from homes without libraries; they do not have bookshelves in their bedrooms and their parents did not read to them when they were young. i want my students to be surrounded by books every time they come into my classroom. i want to create a classroom library from which they can borrow, a library that they are eager to explore, a library that is relevant and exciting to them. i want to teach them to love the beauty of language and the act of reading as much as i do. and i want to expose them to a variety of voices and perspectives that stretch beyond the bounds of the “classics” they are required to read in high school.

i’m hoping to assemble a collection of hardbacks that are fresh and relevant, but if you have old stacks of YA novels, hardback or otherwise, sitting around that you’d like to get rid of, i would gladly accept them. i’m also looking for poetry books and copies of literary journals and magazines. i’d be happy to cover the cost of shipping in exchange for the books if need be.

and here is my amazon wishlist! if you buy something from it, it’ll get sent to me and in return i will send you a very enthusiastic thank you note! :)

Blonde

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by missamericas

It took everything inside of Derek not to squeal in excitement. It’s been four years, four fucking years since Frank Ocean released new music that wasn’t little snippets or being featured on someone else’s track. Derek Nurse has been waiting for this moment since his parents went on a business trip during his eighteenth birthday when he and his friends got stupid high with Super Rich Kids on repeat.

Words: 2398, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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anonymous asked:

I love seeing you talk about vegan discourse because today someone came into my asks and said "fucking anemia and being poor isn't a fucking excuse to kill animals. Fuck you." And "vegan food is cheap1!1!1!1" when a bag of grapes where I live is 5$ lmaoo

The vegans that try to convince you organic food is cheap remind me of the time my rich cousin used the word “only” when he was talking about $400

Heist

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by Attackongays

“Hey, hey. Stay with me, Kitten.”
Warm hands heated his bare shoulders, his eyes slit- nothing but the swirled image of Kuroo leaning over him reaching the brown of his iris. He had no memory of waking up- to the point that he believed he had been staring at tall creepish man for an eternity.

“Where am I?” Kenma croaked, voice leaving his throat in only a whisper. “Am I dead? I feel high, am I high?”
A deep chuckle left Kuroo’s chest- warm hands now reaching towards Kenma’s cheeks, cupping his face tightly; too tight. “You’re not high, no I wouldn’t let you do that. You’re just rich baby.”

Words: 1407, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

In three words: rich, evocative, exquisite.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

“‘I’ve always said there are no mysteries, only things we don’t yet know; but lately I’ve thought not even knowledge takes all strangeness from the world.’" 

This book was kindly sent to me by the publisher, Serpent’s Tail (thank you!).

I’m sure I’m not the only person who was intrigued by The Essex Serpent’s stunning cover design and countless positive reviews. I haven’t read a lot of historical fiction, so I was really excited to try this one.

The novel follows Cora Seaborne, an amateur naturalist who was recently widowed and leaves London for Essex after hearing about the mysterious Essex Serpent, and Will Ransome, the vicar of the Essex parish that Cora finds herself in. They are two people who clash in many ways, but who find themselves strangely drawn to one another. I really wanted to love the characters in this story (as well as Cora and Will, the side characters are quite interesting and charming in their own way), and I did at some points, but for most of the book I felt curiously detached. It was only in the last quarter of the book that I really felt something for them, but even then I was never really convinced by Cora and Will’s relationship.

The Essex backdrop was brilliantly written though, and I loved the imagery and Perry’s descriptive style. I also thought that the letters the characters exchange throughout the novel were nicely done and I didn’t feel they ruined the flow of the story (which I think can sometimes happen). 

Recommended for: people who want to read a rich and beautiful historical novel. The writing was lovely from start to finish and, despite the book’s very slow beginning, I think it’s worth sticking with.

Blonde

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by missamericas

It took everything inside of Derek not to squeal in excitement. It’s been four years, four fucking years since Frank Ocean released new music that wasn’t little snippets or being featured on someone else’s track. Derek Nurse has been waiting for this moment since his parents went on a business trip during his eighteenth birthday when he and his friends got stupid high with Super Rich Kids on repeat.

Words: 2398, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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Tagged by @mimmikyyu ​ :D Thank youuu <3

1. Favorite animal?
Penguins

2. Go-to snack?
Chips but if there’s a cucumber in the house I’ll eat that instead

3. Describe your hometown in five words?
lmao Rich and racist white people

4. Movie(s) you never get sick of watching?
Anything in the MCU and Tangled!

5. A sound that always makes you laugh?
My cats

6. What expression in your native language do you relate to most? (i.e. “you’d cut off your nose to spite your face” would be my answer because i am the queen of spite honestly ^^”)
Oh boy…probably “if it was a snake it woulda bit you”

7. What color is your room?
This cream color since it’s a rental house but it’s got pictures and stuff all over it

8. Which Pokemon best represents you? If you don’t know anything about Pokemon then which animal best represents you?
That new one Stuffle tbh

9. Something you pretend to hate but you actually love?
Anime lmao

10. If you could own any breed of dog what would it be?
A Doberman and a corgi

11. If there were one person or fictional character you wish you could be more like who would it be?
Oh boy probably Reva because he’s so happy all the time.

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