the sign's aesthetic

Aries// winning an argument, riding a bike around your neighborhood, dark red lipstick

Taurus// comic books, stalking people on social media, clothes with checkered pattern

Gemini// long debates, clothes shopping, rooms with skylights

Cancer// staying up late, visiting animal shelters, cute dresses with denim jackets

Leo// bubblegum bubbles, soccer,
that feeling when you get home from a long vacation

Virgo// succulents and baby cacti, neatly stacked books, toaster strudels

Libra// birds, candy wrappers all over the floor, windy walks to school

Scorpio// Arctic Monkeys lyrics, leather leggings, finding something you thought you’d lost forever

Sagittarius// rope bridges across water, Victoria Secret perfume, waking up early

Capricorn// motorcycles, the transition from spring to summer, being first to turn in a paper

Aquarius// long flights, the beach at night, combat boots

Pisces// cliff jumping, circle sunglasses, morning cartoons

signs that are to die for vs. signs that will die for you
  • to die for:aries, gemini, virgo, sagittarius, capricorn, aquarius
  • will die for you:taurus, cancer, leo, libra, scorpio, pisces
The Signs as Fuckboys

Aries: The fuckboy that’s always asking for nudes.
Taurus: The swagged out fuckboy.
Gemini: The fuckboy that leaks your nudes.
Cancer: The sensitive fuckboy.
Leo: The cocky fuckboy.
Virgo: The fuckboy that falls for you.
Libra: The fuckboy that never stops lying.
Scorpio: The fuckboy that’s always sending you dick pics.
Sagittarius: The smooth fuckboy.
Capricorn: The fuckboy that asks you to call him daddy.
Aquarius: The fake deep fuckboy.
Pisces: The fuckboy you fall for.

The Signs as Lyrics from Blink 182's 'I Miss You'

Aries: “Hello there, the angel from my nightmare.”

Taurus: “And in the night we’ll wish this never ends, we’ll wish this never ends.”

Gemini: “And as I stared I counted, the webs from all the spiders.”

Cancer:  “This sick, strange, darkness comes creeping on so haunting every time.”

Leo: “I miss you, I miss you, I miss you, I miss you.”

Virgo: “Where are you? And I’m so sorry.”

Libra: “Like indecision to call you, and hear your voice of treason.“

Scorpio: “Don’t waste your time on me, you’re already the voice inside my head.”

Sagittarius: “We can live like Jack and Sally, if we want.”

Capricorn: “Will you come home and stop this pain tonight, stop this pain tonight?”

Aquarius: "And we’ll have Halloween on Christmas.”

Pisces: “I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight.”

The Intercept received a leaked document detailing the “suspicious signs” checklist used by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to identify potential terrorists. Could you be a target next time you are waiting in line at airport security? Learn more on Democracy Now! today.

(Image courtesy The Intercept)

The Signs as Blink 182 Songs

Aries: What’s My Age Again

Taurus: Untitled 

Gemini: Mutt

Cancer: I Miss You

Leo: All The Small Things

Virgo: Man Overboard

 Libra: First Date

 Scorpio: Always

 Sagittarius: The Rock Show

 Capricorn: Down

 Aquarius: Shut Up 

 Pisces: Feeling This

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My Favorites Meme - favorite track of each album

 ↳Taylor Swift - Should’ve said no

“This song is about choices. now there are good choices, like the choice to play a show in my home state of Pennsylvania, like the choice to come out with Keith Urban to play a few shows when he invited us, and then there are bad choices. This is a song about a guy who cheated on me and shouldn’t have because I write songs.”

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Accusations of racially selective airport searches by the Transportation Security Administration have prompted officials to deem the practice discriminatory. This comes years after Solange Knowles spoke out about her own experience with airport “Discrim-FRO-nation” on Twitter but it appears as though black women are still receiving routine hair searches. [Read More]

Watch: Our ‘Women Make News’ panel discuss the TSA & more. (TSA at the 26:00 mark)

the signs as colors
  • aries:fiery reddish orange, intense purples and blues
  • taurus:pale yellow, pale red, magenta
  • gemini:turquoise, white
  • cancer:baby blues and pinks
  • leo:soft gold, deep red
  • virgo:bright green, navy blue
  • libra:dusty rose, periwinkle
  • scorpio:ebony, maroon
  • sagittarius:cobalt blue, silver
  • capricorn:bright blue and old grey
  • aquarius:black and white, reddish pink
  • pisces:soft greens and blues
signs that are everyone’s cup of tea vs. signs that are someone’s shot of whiskey
  • cup of tea:taurus, leo, virgo, libra, sagittarius, pisces
  • shot of whiskey:aries, gemini, cancer, scorpio, capricorn, aquarius
The Signs as Lyrics from Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda'

Aries: “My Anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun.”

Taurus: “He can tell I ain’t missing no meals.”

Gemini: “He toss my salad like his name Romaine.”

Cancer: “He keep telling me it’s real, that he love my sex appeal.”

Leo: “Bought me Alexander McQueen, he was keeping me stylish.”

Virgo: “He keep telling me to chill.”

Libra: “I’m on some dumb shit.”

Scorpio: “Pussy put his ass to sleep, now he calling me NyQuil.”

Sagittarius: “Oh my gosh, look at her butt.”

Capricorn: “Big dope dealer money, he was getting some coins.”

Aquarius: “Let him eat it with his grills.”

Pisces: “I’m high as hell, I only took a half of pill.”

TSA misses 96% of explosives and weapons smuggled by undercover agents - UPDATE: TSA Director reassigned

According to a report, of the 70 times undercover agents tried to sneak explosives and weapons past TSA security agents, the TSA missed 67 of them. That’s a failure rate of 96% - Even with the naked scanners and the special groping. But hey, that’s not bad for government, I guess.

From ABC News:

An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.

The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.

According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.

In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.
Officials would not divulge the exact time period of the testing other than to say it concluded recently.

Read the Rest

It’s one thing to give up liberty for actual security. It’s quite another to give up liberty for no reason at all.

I don’t want to pretend that it’s an easy task to catch every evil person trying to do others harm. But I remember in the wake of 9/11, the feds created the TSA and took over the security at airports, train stations and other transportation locations, ostensibly to make us safer. But I can’t imagine that the success rate for the pre-9/11 private security firms was worse than 4%.

This is a *perfect* example of how government operates in general. When something bad happens, whether it be a terrorist attack or an economic recession or some other real or perceived crisis, the government inevitably comes in to fix the problem and a new (usually permanent) federal agency, program or regulation is born that generally makes things worse than before. The New Deal, the post-Great Depression bank regulations, Social Security, The War on Poverty, Obamacare, etc. I could go on and on. Virtually every massive government program came into existence as the result of some crisis that we were told (by the government, of course) could only be solved by government. The TSA is no different.

Only the government can “fix” something until it’s broken, and then legally force people to keep funding it.

UPDATE: The TSA director has been reassigned due to his whopping 4% success rate of catching fake bad guys. In the real world, he would have gotten fired (or never hired in the first place). But in government world, he gets “reassigned” where he’ll no doubt have a cushy job until he retires with a 6-figure pension. Yay!

the signs as lana lyrics pt. 1
  • Aries:"I tried so hard to act nice like a lady, you taught me that it was good to be crazy"
  • Taurus:"Summer's in the air and baby, heaven's in your eyes"
  • Gemini:"Me and god, we don't get along"
  • Cancer:"I pretend I'm not hurt, and go about the world like I'm having fun"
  • Leo:"Yeah, my boyfriend's pretty cool, but he's not as cool as me"
  • Virgo:"Love you more than those bitches before"
  • Libra:"It's you that I adore, though I make the boys fall like dominoes"
  • Scorpio:"I'm a dragon, you're a whore"
  • Sagittarius:"Be young, be dope, be proud like an American"
  • Capricorn:"Let me put on a show for you, daddy"
  • Aquarius:"She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond"
  • Pisces:"Heaven is a place on earth with you"
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“He never had the greatest opinion of Shadowhunters, but he was fond of this place. I-lost him recently, and I knew this place could not operate without teachers. I wanted to do something in memory of him, even though I hated the idea of teaching a pack of arrogant Nephilim brats. But I loved my friend more than I hate Shadowhunters.”