this must continue

anonymous asked:

Ugh, why Cole why? Why must he continue to give crabmeat attention? I'm seriously really starting to dislike Cami. I was indifferent towards her. Now I can't stand her attention whoring ass. Everything with her is me me me. Look at me with Cole Sprouse. It wouldn't surprise me if she has a vudoo doll of Lili at home so she can plan on stealing her man. God I hope they kill Veronica off. I for one wouldn't shed a single tear.

Wait, did I miss something? I haven’t noticed Cole giving her attention—-quite the opposite actually. It isn’t his fault his girlfriend has to fake the bromance with Crabmeat so he’s forced to be civil when he’d like to smack her….

harrypotterlyfe123  asked:

DAD'S!!!!! HE ASKED ME! HE ASKED ME TO BE HIS GIRLFRIEND!! (I said yes obviously) WE are going bowling next friday too..I'm so happy, I can't function 💜💚💜

YAY I KNOW THIS HAPPENED A LONG ASS TIME AGO BUT IM STILL SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! following your little romance has been so much fun! You must continue to keep us updated.

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The Beard Sequel has arrived
You guys know Chris is Full Chop Bald now right

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Multiples Bonuses because I cannot stop:

anonymous asked:

The amount of negative feedback from the Netflix series that's coming out (Dear White People) is very alarming.

It’s hilarious to me! There’s so much coddling to white audiences when it comes to telling stories of the experiences of black people, it’s time they get to tell a very honest story. I watched the movie this show is based off of and could not BELIEVE one of the colleges showcased at the end of the movie that had a party where students wore blackface was the University of Florida, in MY OWN TOWN. Some people need to have these stories told, because sadly it isn’t really sensationalized, and a mirror needs to be held up to us to reveal our privilege and our internalized racism that we must continuously work to improve.

Try to pay special attention to taking care of yourself. If you’re hungry, feed yourself. If you’re tired, take a nap. When you’re ready to take on the world each day, get out there and shine your light! Create positive affirmations for yourself, and say them at the beginning of each and every day; things like;

Today will be an amazing day!
Today I am filled with energy and love!
Today I will give it my all and go to bed leaving the world a better place!

It’s astounding how things as simple as words can impact our beliefs. Please try to make moment to do this; whether it’s in the shower, on your way to work, or before bed. Even if you don’t believe what you’re saying, you must continue, for sometimes it takes a while to alter one’s attitude and state of mind.

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Even the White House’s timeline for Trump firing James Comey is suspicious

  • The White House issued a timeline on Wednesday night of the events leading up to the termination of FBI Director James Comey Tuesday.
  • But in the process, it might have only fed suspicions that Trump fired Comey to destroy an FBI investigation into his much-rumored ties to Russian intelligence operatives, who are accused of leaking damaging information during the 2016 presidential campaign.
  • “The president over the last several months lost confidence in Director Comey,” the timeline began — itself a contradiction with the official rationale that DOJ officials independently concluded Comey must go.
  • Then it continues, “After watching Director Comey’s testimony last Wednesday, the president was strongly inclined to remove him.”
  • Comey discussed the ongoing Russia investigation in that hearing. Read more (5/11/17)
Wanna know the truth behind Girls like Girls?

I have been working on finding my voice for years. As an artist, I always want everything I create to represent what my soul feels and sounds like – whether it’s a video concept or a lyric or melody.

Two years ago on a rare rainy day in Los Angeles, in a songwriting session with Owen Thomas and Lily May Young, I was venting my frustration about my music not connecting the way I wanted it to. Lily looked me in the eye and asked, “Tell me something nobody knows about you, something you are afraid to sing about?“ I immediately thought, well I like girls and that’s what I want to sing about, but even then I struggled to say it out loud. Finally, I told Lily that I always say “you” and “them" and never the pronoun “her" in all my songs because I was afraid it wouldn’t connect. We talked more about concepts and my experiences, and how I loved the idea of stealing another guy’s girl because that was always a fantasy of mine. Growing up, everything I did was always about girls. I took dance because of girls. I got involved in student council because of girls. Not that I ever expected any of them to like me back, but I just felt comforted being around them, even if I could never date them. So there we were. The song “Girls like Girls" was born.

I imagined a very emotional, heart-wrenching but real music video to go along with the song. When we shot the music video for “Girls like Girls,“ I felt like I was finally telling my story for the first time. The yearning feelings I had and also the feeling of being so alone. I think that’s why people connected with the music video. Not only because they too have experienced deeply liking someone, but also the sadness and longing that comes with it. You could be around so many people, and still have the feeling of being so alone and misunderstood. It’s that fear of rejection and uncertainty of whether the person will like you back that makes you question everything. I struggled with these feelings so much growing up. I’d fall in love with girls who would never give me the time of day, or if they would, they had no idea I had other intentions. I had my heart broken over and over again; I never felt good enough. My life was led by these crushes as far back as first grade, when I had a crush on my teacher. That was the first time I realized I liked girls. But the problem is you feel like you can’t share these true feelings with anyone for fear of outing yourself and facing judgement. So you struggle. And feel alone. Growing up, there were some [out] celebrities who were much older than I was and I wondered if I had to wait until then to be happy. I didn’t have role models who I could relate to at the time, where I could think, if they can do it, I can do it.

Most of the time, you become confident after years of struggling during your young adulthood. I want to encourage the youth to find that confidence now. Not later. For them to know their own self-worth at an earlier age. It’s been really cool at my concerts to see all of these young fans showing up alone, and then leaving with friends. The music and stories I create have built this judgement-free safe zone. But most of all, they have inspired me to be comfortable with myself, and to let them in. They unintentionally gave me a gift that I am forever grateful for. Most of my music isn’t necessarily about heartbreak or other people, but more so everyone’s personal journey and falling in love with yourself.

I think that’s why my fans and I relate to each other. My music reassures them that they aren’t alone – that their feelings are valid, that they are enough and they will find someone to love them back. I didn’t have that hope growing up, so I get emotional and inspired (or encouraged) every time I meet a fan who looks at me that way.

It’s hard sometimes, especially after this election, because I feel a responsibility to these girls. I know they are looking to me for guidance and comfort. It breaks my heart that fear is so present in our world right now. School is hard enough and it breaks my heart to see these kids under attack by hate crimes and bullying.

Hope. That’s my cause. I strive to inspire hope through human compassion and through music. Hope leads me through my lyrics, stories, and melodies. You must continue on, and know in your heart you are not alone, and have confidence that love will find its way back to you.

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Watch The Speech That Should End The Confederate Monuments Debate For Good
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's address makes it even harder to defend statues honoring the "cult of the Lost Cause."

It is a lot of work trying to stay on top of the pace of the news cycle: horrific attacks, like explosion that murdered 22 people and injured 59 in Manchester; the “Great Unraveling” of Trump’s scandal-ridden administration; the dismantling of progressive and beneficial programs, policies, and institutions while malicious and regressive legislation is being passed; and on and on… All of it important, all of it pressing. But if you can make the time, I recommend watching, listening to, or reading the powerful speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the link above.

And to compare and contrast, check out Mississippi state representative Karl Oliver’s now-deleted response to the removal of these Confederate monuments here, calling for the—emphasis his, in all caps—“LYNCHING” of the Black city council members who voted to back the removal. That is a very specific word in a very specific context, meant to spread terror and violence with the goal of submission in the name of racial supremacy. The kicker is that, as a friend of mine stated, “We’ve officially reached the point where you can literally say anything and face no repercussions at election time. This guy is probably in zero danger of losing his job.”

There are many false narratives and historical fantasies that the majority of us Americans live under, arguably more than we open our eyes to—or educate kids on—the ugly truths of how and why we got to this place in history. As I’ve written on this blog before, I wish I had received more education on this huge and crucial swath of American history as I attended public school in the South, but most of it was glossed over… Kudos to the New Orleans City Council, Mayor Landrieu, and everyone else who worked to unveil this truth and stamp out oppression. Sadly, it will continue to thrive despite these efforts, but efforts like these must continue, including holding people like Karl Oliver accountable.

In the world that we live in today, there is a constant pressure projected onto us each and every day. We are told that we must continuously work hard, make more money, and acquire more possessions. Then, and only then, will we be considered as ‘successful.’ Right? No, not even close. This road only leads to a life of pure discontentment. Before we get dragged into this cycle, we must first consider what ‘success’ truly is, and it may be slightly different for everyone. Take a moment to ask yourself, and see what you have to say. What do you consider to be successful? Yes, for some it may involve making some money during your lifetime, although make sure that, what ever it is, it’s your own opinion, not society’s.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

We are good people,
And we help even if they hurt us.
We hurt but we can’t help being the way we are,
For inner peace we must continue being who we are.
But are we really doormats?

Hurting isn’t poetic as you already know after writing a couple hundred poems with no signs of the pain decreasing.
Being a doormat isn’t noble either,
It’s only dirty.

Inner peace can’t be achieved if you don’t respect and protect your very self.
So why have you forgotten or chose to not remember,
You have a CHOICE

Choose to do things because you want to and not because people asked you.
Not because you think they need you,
Because they have no one else,
Because you love them,
Because you’re a good person.

It is not humanity if you’re being a Devil to yourself.

—  creatingnikki 
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At last! I’ve located the 60 Minutes interview featuring that Nate Dykeman interview.  Among other goodies; :)

  1:12 sharper senior photos of Eric posed by the bench
30:04 - Brooks Brown, Randy and Judy Brown interviews
35:51 - two more clearer Eric senior photo
34:02 - Nate Dykeman interview (yes that one!)
34:44 - Devon Adams interview - reported Eric to the school; clearly no love.

I found this 60 minutes to be pretty interesting thorough show.  They really pursue and demonstrate to us how unquestionably poor Jeffco police/SWAT handled Columbine. Lives were lost due to their lack of action.  They justify it as following the protocol they had in place which is basically a passive ‘wait and see’ response but no adequate excuses can be given to justify the lives that were lost because of their lack of flexibility in an emergency situation. Their fuck up cost their own children’s lives. Some of those cops had children in that school too!  The poor parents, two years in and filled with grief, still do not understand how police could’ve stayed outside waiting hours to get the green light to go into the school and do their job.  Even then, the cops went in on the far/east side of the school (where none of the action occurred) and slowly combed through. Such a waste of time and resources.  Today, Eric and Dylan would not at all have had the upper hand they were given by the authorities back in ‘99.  It’s amazing when you think of E and D walking around lazily in the cafeteria trying to get the bombs to explode when they could clearly see the cops surrounding the school from the cafeteria windows.  They must have continually wondered why in the back of their minds that no confrontation was happening. They were ruling the roost for far longer than any school shooter today would be allowed to.

Remember Who The Enemy Is

ALL the progressive/left wing parties are really, really flawed.

Labour: Jeremy “Oh Where Do We Even Start” Corbyn. Useless on Brexit. Has thrown immigrants under the bus for the sake of chasing the WWC, who are not biting. Never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Party as a whole still carries legacy of Blair, Iraq. 

LibDems: Tuition fees.  Enabling Tories. I’ve come to see this as more complex than I used to - in retrospect I think they DID, in coalition, worst impulses to a degree and sucked at taking credit for their victories, as God knows the Tories have been even more awful since, but there were opportunities to walk out, bring down Cameron’s government before it enacted our current miseries, and they did not take them.  

Greens: Just unprofessional to the point where I keep expecting them to fall over and roll around with their legs in the air. Made a hash of Brighton. At one point decided the worst threat to civilisation was artists and writers getting to profit from their work.

I’ve shifted interest from one to the other and all of them have royally pissed me off. 

NONE OF THEM deserves your loyalty in the sense of sticking with them to make a point about the unpalatability of any of the others.  

ALL OF THEM are better than the Conservatives. Yes, they are. Yes, even that one.

 What is the point if they’re just watered down Tories?

Well, the point is that they’re not.

Labour: Wants a £10 minimum wage, universal free meals for primary schools, renationalised railways and to integrate NHS and social care. 

LibDems: Trying to save us from Brexit. Much more money for the NHS. Support the introduction of legalised, regulated cannabis and treating drug addiction as a medical issue rather than a criminal one overall. Would give 16-year-olds the vote.

Greens: Want a universal Citizen’s Income. Robin Hood tax on banks. Would repeal the Health and Social Care act of 2012 which basically opened the privatisation floodgates. Also, you know, to save the world. 

I once thought the distinction between the Tories and an exasperating opposition wasn’t meaningful. I don’t any more.   Don’t like that the Lib Dems broke promises? Well, May promised no snap election, just for starters. Don’t like Labour’s bellicosity? The Tories were there for all of it. Aghast at the Greens’ bungling? Iain Duncan Smith exists. Does that mean “they’re all the same”? No, it means  the Conservatives combine the flaws of all of them and the virtues of none of them.

Just some reminders of things the Tories have been up to lately: 
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/24/the-9-green-policies-killed-off-by-tory-government

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nhs-cuts-spending-policies-theresa-may-jeremy-hunt-tories-labour-lib-dems-a7549686.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dubs-amendment-government-vote-down-child-refugees-orphan-middle-east-syria-iraq-a7616301.html

That’s the Tories killing off good policies Labour  had put in place, or doing awful things opposed by Labour and the Lib-Dems/Greens, and or thwarting efforts Labour/the LibDems/the Greens were making to rescue children. Those green policies, that NHS funding, those refugee children would be safe right now if the Tories were not in power. 

Would Labour/the LibDems/The Greens get to enact all their best ideas and avoid all their worst tendencies? Of course not. Will they do or be what you most want in a government? No. Are you right to be furious with any or all of them? Definitely. 

Are you old enough to remember the 80s-to-late-90s when huge numbers of homeless people were sleeping rough all over London? And then in the late 90s through the 00s,  how they weren’t? It’s true. Have you seen how they’ve come back, how positive change has been deliberately reversed?  I can remember when mass rough-sleeping seemed like the bad old days that would never return. They did not have to.

Do you remember Sure Start? More than 350 Sure Start centres have closed since 2010.

Do you remember when satisfaction with the NHS was at a record high? It wasn’t long ago. It was  in 2010, when Labour left office. Satisfaction plummeted during the following year. Now,  seven years later it’s on the brink of collapse. 

 
Because none of the left-wing opposition parties are that great it is not worth allowing the differences between them to be points of division. And while we remember their mistakes and even their crimes we must remember what they did right. While we point out their ongoing flaws we must continue to see the opportunities they offer to reverse our slide into a cruelty, ignorance and unnecessary deprivation. Not to do so means more people will literally die. They will die on the sea trying to reach safety or under bombs they cannot escape; they will die waiting for medication or operations that would easily save them; they will die by suicide when they can no longer endure the poverty they have been forced into. They will die of cold and exposure on the streets.

I was in Hastings the other day. I met an old friend of mine. He’s a longterm alcoholic. He’s never going to be employable. He’s just lost his flat and was back to sleeping on the street after having a roof over his head for five years. There was a rattle in his breath that really scared me. He hadn’t had electricty or heating for years. He’s fifty-one, and looks at least ten years older. I think he’ll be dead in a year or so. His MP is the Home Secretary Amber Rudd. 

Treat Labour/LibDems/TheGreens as a single opposition. Viewed that way they’re at least adequate. Even if the fuckers can’t get it together to form an alliance. Vote for whoever has the best chance of ousting a Tory. 

Not sure who that his? Here you go! Search for your constituency and this chart will tell you how your vote can do the Tories the most damage.    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19_yf4RL133fBKscvSbID4eRKwztzY9KSI_2BMaI1bU8/htmlview?usp=embed_facebook&sle=true  Please do this, for the sake of all those who will be denied a vote at all. And if you are in a Labour constituency write to your MP about the desirability of a coalition with the other parties. 

A woman must continually watch herself. She is almost continually accompanied by her own image of herself. Whilst she is walking across a room or whilst she is weeping at the death of her father, she can scarcely avoid envisaging herself walking or weeping. From earliest childhood she has been taught and persuaded to survey herself continually. And so she comes to consider the surveyor and the surveyed within her as the two constituent yet always distinct elements of her identity as a woman. She has to survey everything she is and everything she does because how she appears to men, is of crucial importance for what is normally thought of as the success of her life. Her own sense of being in herself is supplanted by a sense of being appreciated as herself by another….

One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of woman in herself is male: the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object – and most particularly an object of vision: a sight.

—  John Berger, Ways of Seeing

THE PHANTOM MENACE SENTENCE STARTERS

  • “ i have a bad feeling about this. ”
  • “ i don’t sense anything. ”
  • “ the negotiations will be short. ”
  • “ offhand, i’d say this mission is past the negotiation stage. ”
  • “ you were right about one thing, ____ , the negotiations were short. ”
  • “ at last we’re getting results. ”
  • “ again you come before me, ____. ”
  • “ you will not be pleased when you hear what i have to say, ____. ”
  • “ we will see. ”
  • “ we must continue to rely on negotiation. ”
  • “ how can we negotiate ?
  • “ we must defend ourselves. ”
  • “ this is a dangerous situation, _____. ”
  • “ i will not condone a course of action that will lead us to war. ”
  • “ that won’t be necessary. ”
  • “ you hear that ? that is the sound of a thousand terrible things headed this way. ”
  • “ we must warn them !
  • “ thank you for your help. ”
  • “ there’s always a bigger fish. ”
  • “ relax. ”
  • “ you overdid it. ”
  • “ this is not good !
  • “ drop your weapons !
  • “ i said: drop your weapons !
  • “ i will not co-operate. ”
  • “ in time, their suffering will persuade you to our point of view. ”
  • “ your negotiations seem to have failed, _____. ”
  • “ the negotiations never took place. ”
  • “ that won’t be a problem. ”
  • “ under the circumstances, i suggest you come to ____ with me. ”
  • “ my place is with my people. ”
  • “ they will kill you if you stay. ”
  • “ either choice presents great risk to all of us. ”
  • “ i’ll take care of that. ”
  • “ it’s risky, but there’s no alternative. ”
  • “ we should not have made this bargain. ”
  • “ you must trust my judgment, ____. ”
  • “ how did you end up here with us ?
  • “ i feel it also, ____. ”
  • “ this is not a good idea. stay close to me. ”
  • “ are you an angel ?
  • “ how do you know so much ?
  • “ this is a strange world to me. ”
  • “ yeah, it’d be a pity if you had to pay for me. ”
  • “ fear attracts the fearful. ”
  • “ what if it is true, and the people are dying ?
  • “ the biggest problem in the universe is that no one helps each other. ”
  • “ you assume too much. ”
  • “ ____ will not approve.”
  • “ ____ doesn’t need to know. ”
  • “ well, i don’t approve. ”
  • “ i will watch over him/her/them. you have my word. ”
  • “ will you be alright ?
  • “ he/she/they was/were in my life for such a short time.,, ”
  • “ will i ever see you again ?
  • “ what does your heart tell you ?
  • “ be brave, and don’t look back. ”
  • “ it’ll bring you good fortune. ”
  • “ what options do we have ?
  • “ i wish i had your confidence in this, ____. ”
  • “ i will not defer !
  • “ i will do what i must. ”
  • “ i sense much fear in you. ”
  • “ please, ____, stay here, where it’s safe. ”
  • “ ____ is dangerous. they all sense it. why can’t you ?
  • “ i promise you, i will not let that happen. ”
  • “ i’m not sure what you hope to accomplish by this. ”
  • “ i am sorry for my deception, but under the circumstances it has become necessary to protect myself. ”
  • “ if we do not act quickly, all will be lost forever. ”
  • “ i ask you to help us. no, i beg you to help us. ”
  • “ be patient. let them make the first move. ”
  • “ it is so good to see you again. ”
  • “ it’s good to be home. ”

also like TO be honest its very bizarre and alarming that so many people willingly subject themselves to this type of moralistic superior pissing contests where in order to engage with “problematic” media they must either continuously self flagellate or lash out at others because like.. i have ocd and ive been spending literally the past two years working on no longer doing this because it is horrible for my mental health and actively prevents me from having any leisure time whatsoever and its just like. the expected mindset on here. like if youre not doing this youre a bad person