we all know how he feels about government

I think my rough expectations for Lotor engaging with team Voltron and their allies is going to hinge on a couple of things. For one thing Lotor’s exhausted and quite likely injured- he was stunned by Acxa, dislocated his shoulders, and then skimmed very close to an unstable star in a way that clearly caused him pain. Any one of those things separately could’ve caused lingering harm.

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it's time for TDA3 predictions

massive spoilers for lord of shadows ahead

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ok HERE WE GO

i have a few things i think are going to happen and how

1. julian and emma are going to stay parabatai

now that robert’s dead, i’m betting the new inquisitor is going to be one of the cohort (possibly zara’s dad) so they’re not going to be able to tell the new inquisitor about their situation and have some control over the exile. a member of the cohort would probably exile julian and strip him of his marks just to be cruel and send emma to a distant carstairs relative since she’s not yet 18

so they’re going to stay linked and now that they both know they’re in love with each other, the curse is going to get worse and they won’t be able to stop it. they’re going to become more powerful and slowly start to go insane. it won’t be very obvious but it will happen

however i also think it’s going to come out eventually but by that time, the war is about to start and the clave is going to need every shadowhunter they can get since there isn’t a lot of them since the dark war. plus, emma and julian’s magic would be a tremendous asset against the unseelie king and his forces. that said, i’m pretty sure emma and julian are going to be fighting in the battle as parabatai with the curse’s powers and since they’re using them so much, during the battle, they’re finally going to go insane and won’t recognize anyone

2. clary is going to die and emma is going to kill her

of course clary and jace are going to come back for the battle. they were made for it (quite literally). i think one of two things is going to happen:

- they’re going to portal in (thanks to clary’s rune power) late after the battle had already started because they had to come back from faerie and jace will immediately run off to find alec bc #parabatai but clary will see emma and come up to her, but emma, who had just tipped over the edge into insanity, will not recognize her as a friend or ally and will kill her with cortana

- very similar, but clary ends up finding emma and julian in the battlefield and emma still kills her

either way, i think it’s very significant that emma is the only person clary has told. think about it- not her mother, not simon or luke. emma. a girl 5 years younger than her who she doesn’t really hang out with often no matter how much they talk

3. emma and julian will snap out of their madness and bring clary back to life

while i do think clary will die, i don’t think it would be permanent at all. i think we’re looking at another jace 2.0 like when he was brought back by raziel during the mortal war

we have no clue what emma and julian’s powers can do. it’s never been recorded or tested. what we do know is that they seem to have unlimited power

i’m not sure what would or could snap them out of the curse’s madness (maybe jace’s scream of agony or emma seeing her friend lying bloody on the ground) but i do think emma and julian will be able to bring her back to life

4. clary will be able to break emma and julian’s parabatai bond

this girl made a rune for birth control. she is the only shadowhunter who can make a portal. she’s made hundreds of new runes outside of the gray book. i think it’s been pretty obvious that clary can make a rune for almost anything

so, i think that after the battle is over, julian and emma will go to clary and ask her about it (after apologizing for killing her of course) and i believe she’ll be able to do it

after she does i don’t think they would be able to have another parabatai since it’s a once in a lifetime bond (but i’m holding out hope that they could and emma would be with cristina and julian with mark)

another option i would think of is clary NOT being able to break the bond but she can give them runes to keep the madness at bay so they can stay parabatai and love each other without any consequences

5. there will be a polyamorous couple

i have to give it to CC- she dropped so much representation in this book while also shading the current US government highkey

now, i think (and hope) she’s been setting up mark, cristina, and kieran as an ot3. i see them all complimenting each other and balancing each other out very nicely. mark has feelings for both kieran and cristina and cristina i think has budding feelings for kieran (and we already know how she feels about mark) i think kieran might be feeling something for cristina but he has to sort through his stuff with mark first

but imagine a interracial/specie poly couple made of two bi/pan guys and a latina IM IN LOVE

6. kitty is totally gonna be a thing

cassandra had been slowly, brick by brick, setting up ty and kit as a couple and it almost drove me insane. (i literally screamed when he kissed livvy)

kit has so many thoughts about ty- in depth ones about him where he really appreciates his beauty, mind, and personality

i honestly don’t have the words for how great they’d be together i just hope ty doesn’t ask kit to be his parabatai since livvy died because we don’t want to go down that road again (unless clary has a rune solution)


some last things:

- diego is going to kill zara
- kieran’s brother adaon will kill the unseelie king
- the unseelie king will try to use annabel as a bargaining chip (since he has her and the black volume now)
- gwynn will die or be gravely injured
- jaime and dru are going to be a thing in a few years (if there’s an epilogue)
- livvy’s death will try to be politicized by zara and the cohort (i think TDA3 will start with livvy’s funeral) and will be julian’s first step into madness
- magnus and alec are going to get married but magnus will die shortly after
- the series will end with either at the clace or sizzy wedding (or perhaps a joint ceremony)

Paul Ryan Pulls Doomed Health Care Bill at Trump’s Request

The GOP has pulled the Health Care bill that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act.

“You’ve all heard me say this before — moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains and, well, we’re feeling those growing pains today,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said following the announcement.

“This is a disappointing day for us,” he added. “Doing big things is hard. All of us, all of us, myself included, will need time to reflect on how we got to this moment, what we could have done to do it better. … This is a setback, no two ways about it — but it is not the end of the story because I know that every man and woman in this conference is now motivated more than ever to step up on their game, to deliver on our promises.”

Also Read: Trump Rips GOP Over Healthcare: ‘Finally Your Chance for a Great Plan’

President Trump spoke from the Oval Office after Ryan’s announcement, saying that the health care bill fell short in the lead-up to the House vote because of no support from Democrats. “They weren’t going to give us a single vote,” the president said.

He went on to say that he is “open” to tackling health care again if “Obamacare” implodes. “If [Democrats] got together with us and get a real health care bill, I’d be totally open to it. And I think that’s going to happen. If it loses… Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer… now they own Obamacare. They own it. They 100 percent own it.”

Trump added, “It’s imploding and will soon explode. And it’s not going to be pretty.”

Also Read: 'Morning Joe’ Trashes Trump’s Health Care Plan: 'Obviously Stupid Play’ (Video)

With news outlets reporting that 27 Republicans in the House were solidly in the “no” camp and another four likely to follow, the outcome of the bill was in doubt from the get-go. As of Friday morning, the approval of the GOP health care plan was at 17 percent.

“Why would you schedule a vote on a bill that is at 17% approval? Have we forgotten everything Reagan taught us?” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tweeted earlier. MSNBC calls it “a failure marked in the official congressional record.”

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told AP, “Today is a victory for the American people.”

Next on President Trump’s agenda: a pivot to tax cuts and tax reform.

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anonymous asked:

For Law and Eustass, 3,4,5?

Originally posted by en-tirely

Eustass Kid h/c

Warning! mild swearing, just a little~

3) How they make themselves feel better

  • Sex. No explanations on this one, only s/o be prepared. I suggest energy drinks XD 
  • He often likes to fix up his metallic arm. Perhaps tighten a screw or greasing it, who cares. It takes his mind off things. 
  • Drinking beer. He is not very picky of what kind of drinks he gets at a bar, but he has a weakness for a ice cold bear in a hot day on the deck. Relaxation at is finest. 
  • Teasing his s/o using his powers. Undoing her belt buckle, or moving her earrings before she can get them or closing the door if she tries to leave his room. Or any room. XD He finds his s/o’s face hilarious. 
  • Tranning (or fighting) he often loves to break a good sweat. And punching stuff into a pulp often makes him blow a lot of steam right off the bat. 

4) Things people can say that really rubs them the wrong way

  • Being mocked or insulted. We all know how he gets. 
  • But he particularly hates being called weak, because that quickly turns into a personal challenge and things get ugly fairly quickly. 
  • Any information about the word government buying off or selling pirates. He knows this world is messed up, but the reminder pisses him off so much. 
  • People staring at him. Sometimes, not a single word is needed to make this hot head angry XD 

5)Things people can say to lift their mood

  • “Damn you’re one strong bastard!”
  • “K-kid!” or “C-captain!” -would moan his s/o-
  • “We blew up one of the governments hotspots Captain!”
  • “Free drinks!!!”
  • “Want a quickie?”

Originally posted by trafalgar-law-ask

Trafalgar D. Law h/c

3) How they make themselves feel better

  • A Nap. We all know this guy is half cat, so napping always boosts his mood, plus it gives him energy. 
  • Provoking someone always makes him smile XD 
  • Specially if its his s/o. He could do it for hours~ until his s/o tries to fight him which would give him the opening for a long make out session. 
  • Make out sessions!! XD Don’t get him wrong, he loves everything that comes after one, but there’s something about a long and heavy kiss that makes him feel better. Perhaps its the connection or the passion behind it, or maybe the endorphins, or the amount of teasing behind both parts. He doesn’t know, he just likes it. 
  • Reading. Specifically about medicine. It helps him relax and focus his thoughts in it. 

4) Things people can say that really rubs them the wrong way

  • Somebody barking order at him. He hates being ordered around like a dog…takes him back a little. 
  • “Your family was better off dead”
  • He hates if somebody calls him weak. It doesn’t hurt him but it bothers him. He understands that being perceived as weak, is never good. 
  • “What do you think your family would say if they knew everything you’ve done” 
  • “I love you” said by his s/o. And he would feel the exact same way… that kind of vulnerability is something frightening. He knows what it feels when its ripped away. 

5)Things people can say to lift their mood

  • “You’re a good Doctor” 
  • “That is so cool Law!!”
  • “Lets sleep a little longer” 
  • “Got you a new book!” 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I remember you saying that you have a lot of ask in you inbox before when you couldn't answer and the like and I was wondering if you are done with those and if its ok for me to ask you some headcanon about Edward staying in the military after the promised day?

oh friend i’m SO BAD at answering asks and i have Many but always feel free to send me things :) just like, don’t expect me to do anything in a timely manner ever

so ed in the military after promise day:

i think the thing is, for ed, is that he knows he’s famous but he’s never stayed in one place long enough to realize he’s influential

he’s a symbol as much as a person, an ideal of honesty and loyalty and strength that people aspire towards. not that ed knows this of course. he’s busy.

but i can see ed staying in the military because he’s asked, because riza goes to him and says, ‘we need a little help.’ people don’t know how to feel, about grunman and roy and all these sudden changes and confusing stories.

they need someone they can trust. someone who’s of the government but who’s known to not be ruled by it. someone who fights for them, not against them.

the fullmetal alchemist.

so ed’s role would be doing all these awful pr things that he hates, but is oddly good at. ed’s good at reading people and very kind and likes kids. he’s a good public face for the military, and he’s the one they push. then as he starts dealing more with people he realizes how much he matters to them, how much power he really has inside the military with his reputation and people he knows and the things he can do.

and ed becomes what he thought he never would be - a career military man. he doesn’t care about rank, not really, because even as he rises in ranks, they all call him the same thing, even though he’ll never perform a transmutation again - an alchemist

It really bugs me that in Civil War, we know what the public thinks about Tony, but we have no idea what the public thinks about Steve. That’s where the Sokovia Accords plotline felt weakest, for me – the lack of public opinion, and how insular Steve’s story was as a result.

The film quickly filled us in on what Tony has been doing since AoU: that he’s mostly given up the suit and has become a philanthropist. He’s giving commencement speeches, working on his technology, and hands out grants to MIT students. He’s also friendly with the government and works alongside them as a prominent public figure. For the most part, people like him. Tony has worked hard to make people like him again, after Sokovia.

But we have no idea what the public thinks about Steve – especially since finding out that The Winter Soldier is Steve’s infamous WWII pal. General Ross vaguely mentions that people think the Avengers are vigilantes, but we never see that directed at Steve. We never see people being angry at Steve, the media attacking him, or mobs screaming outside of the Avengers facility. We don’t see anyone except Tony and the government arguing that Bucky needs to be put down, either. We don’t see Steve in context like we do with Tony – he’s only seen in relation to Bucky (and Wanda) in the film. 

In fact, with the exception of Wanda’s fireball, we don’t really see much public opinion at all. And when we’re dealing with an official government document drafted to control superheroes, I feel like the public’s opinion should have been more prominent, especially in regards to Steve’s side (…since it’s a Cap film). I would love to know how Americans feel about Steve now, after he attacked the ‘government’, destroyed Washington, and went rogue in CATWS. I’d love to know if they still see him as their symbol of honour, bravery, and sacrifice. Was his museum exhibit shut down? Is CNN debating if he’s out of touch with modern American ideals? What do they think about his relation to Bucky? And what does Steve think of the public’s opinion, if they no longer believe in his morals? Has he been involved with the public at all since AoU?

I need more info! I think that’s why Steve felt so subdued in this film – his plotline is very isolated compared to Tony’s, so the audience had little insight into what everyone in the MCU thinks about Captain America at this point in time. We had no frame of reference, and Steve felt very muted as a result.

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Interview, from December 2013, with Shane Levine, the son of one of Nilsen’s victims.

Where did you live before your father was killed? 


Fulham, London


How old were you?


Seven


What do you remember about your father’s death?


My mother screaming after being told. She says that wasn’t her first reaction, but that’s what I remember. I regard that as my birth; the moment I came into existence. Regarding the actual news of his death, it didn’t really have any effect on me. At that moment he was only rumoured to be my father, and I waved those rumours away, desperate to share the same father as my brother and sister. I didn’t want to be only half-something to them. And also, it wasn’t like my father was always at home and then one day was not. Due to his drug addiction he was living in a separate place with my mother, and by the time we learnt of his murder he had already been missing for over a year.


How did you feel when it was discovered he was killed by Dennis Nilsen?


Honestly, more than anything, at that age, I kinda felt special that my father was one of the victims, that our family was somehow mixed up in the hideous events which were front page news the entire length and breadth of the nation. I couldn’t wait to tell people…. to kinda distinguish myself. Of course, no one believed me and so eventually I stopped talking about that at all. But all my life I suppose I kinda enjoyed that fact. I mean if your father is going to be murdered who better to murder him than ‘Britain’s most EVIL killer’? That sounds strange, I know, and it’d be easy to lie and give you the kinda standard responses that everyone expects, but that’s not how I felt. At that age, seven, when you’re bustling and fighting to stand out, such things are used in a very different way than they would be if happening to you as an adult.


How do you feel about it now?


It’s a part of my life and history and I celebrate all that has gone into the making of me (good and bad). The murder is one of the defining events (but not THE defining event) which formed me. Such events take on a kinda neutrality after three decades of living with them. Like other events it’s just something which happened and which can’t be changed, and though it was a hideous thing , it doesn’t mean it has to have hideous repercussions. So I see it in a very forming and essential light: it is a part of the history to who I am today and I can’t and wouldn’t want it to be any other way.


Has his murder affected your life in any way?


Of course the event has affected my life, but not so much in an emotional way, more in a physical sense, in how it has often been the road on which I have met great people and had more exposure as a writer. The emotional effects, and there were many, did not arise from the murder itself but from the consequences the murder had on my mother: she became a chronic and suicidal alcoholic. Her reaction to the event, her coping mechanism, was where emotional hurt entered my life. And that there is the defining event of my life: my mother’s reaction to the murder of the only great love of her life. So I class myself as a secondary victim of the murder, whereby the event didn’t effect me but what that event did to my mother, and her consequent behaviour, did. And although childhood from that point on was horrendous and my youth corrupted, I have no bitterness or regret over that. I saw a world and was dragged into an underclass of living that very few will ever see. It was horrendous and vulgar and perverted but gave me unique eyes and a unique insight into suffering and despair : a masters degree in the filth of life


How do you feel about Dennis Nilsen trying to publish his autobiography?


As a writer I naturally understand that and find it quite sane. Who wouldn’t want their life text published? It would be weirder to me (and a sure sign of insanity) to write a 6,000 page autobiography and NOT want it published. As a victim, if that’s what I am, I would also like to see his writing published and would love to read his words, uncensored and honest – honest in the sense that those words were not written with parole in mind. It seems strange to me that when he writes from the heart and is openly blunt and forthcoming about his crimes that people want to suppress his words. But, when he says stuff which he obviously doesn’t feel, for ulterior motives, then his words are all splashed around. So if his words are in every paper across the UK, well isn’t that also him being published? There’s a whole lot of hypocrisy and nonsense logic around this question. It’s like the powers-that-be don’t want to know his real feelings, they want to take away all the words which they don’t want to hear and leave only those which give the impression that the criminal justice system and rehabilitation works. It’s like Orwell’s Newspeak from his novel 1984 where the only words left are what the government want us to say, and we can say no more.


How do you feel about people reading intimate details about your father’s death?


Oh, people were reading intimate details of my father’s life when he was living, so what’s the difference? In fact, after my birth my father disappeared out my mother’s life for a year and she only got back in contact with him when his name and address cropped up in the local paper after he’d been up in court accused of stealing a clock from the doctor’s surgery. So it doesn’t bother me… and as I’ve probably released more intimate details of his life than anyone else, I can only say that.


How do you feel about the fact it [Nilsen’s autobiography] has been described as glorifying his crimes?


By who? The press? No-one but Nilsen’s lawyer and one or two close confidantes have read it (it’s not published don’t forget) so who the hell can say whether it “glorifies his crimes” or not? And even if it does, and that’s honestly how he feels towards his actions, isn’t that extremely interesting? Shouldn’t the public and psychiatrists and forensic psychologists and criminal profilers be grateful for such a first-hand account and unashamed glorying of such a crime? To me such a book would be extremely useful and insightful to many people. So whether it glorifies the crimes or tries to explain them I think the book has every right to be published, and I think it’s in the public interest to do so. For the argument that “it’s not in the victims’ interest to do so” well, I don’t believe that’s true, but even if it were, I don’t think a handful of bitter people (bitter for very good reason) should decide the fate of the nation. If the books published the victims have every right not to read it and the public has every right to boycott it, but it MUST be available. As my mother recently said: Why the fuck should he have his book published! Though yeah, if it were published I’d probably read it.


Dennis was recently quoted as saying:


“In the relative twinkling of an eye I will have to face my own death just like any other victim. I deserve to experience the same degree of pain suffered by my victims. Nothing less will suffice.

“Only my own death will eventually even the score and only at that point will I know that I am forgiven and am finally free of that burden of debt. In the intervening period in what remains of my life I will try to be worthy of it.”


How would you feel about what he is saying?


Dennis is old now and the death process has truly set to work on him. He doesn’t have long left and like anyone, I suppose, he wants his freedom. He knows he’ll never be released but he’s human and he hopes against hope. Those words above came from Nilsen but are not from his heart. They are the words that society and justice force him to say if he’s to have any chance of being released. It’s clearly stated: You will not even be considered for parole without feeling remorse. Not whether you’ve served your time or are no longer a danger, etc. but you must feel remorse. So criminals have their arms twisted up behind their backs to be and act remorseful. And if by pretending to be remorseful halves your prison time or leads to freedom then of course they’ll say or act it. I’d do the same. Truthfully, who ever feels remorse for their actions? Remorse seems to me to be an idealistic state, something that harps back to ancient times and has more to do with the sinner still getting a ticket into heaven than anything else. We are bullied and harassed to feel remorse as humans for all things judged immoral. But I think remorse rarely exists as a natural emotion, an unselfish emotion. Normally it takes punishment to feel remorse and when one feels remorseful under punishment and torture then it’s a selfish emotion to save oneself, relieve oneself of suffering. So the words above of Nilsen I don’t see as his. As we’ve already seen, his true words are suppressed and all that’s left that he can have published are words of remorse.


If you could speak to Dennis Nilsen or ask him anything, what would it be?


How are you? Health, well-being? Do you need anything? Can I help you in any way?

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Edward Snowden interview with Brian Williams on NBC

This is an amazing interview.

Don’t know what you have heard about this man, nor how you feel about him but this is worth a listen. It’s no softball interview and the guy is very open and honest about himself. It is a Democratic ideal to be able to hear him address all the accusations being leveled against him by the media and the government.

If he is captured and tried under the “espionage act”, which is how he is being charged, this may be the only time we ever will have a chance to hear his side of the story.

anonymous asked:

I just saw someone say basically that 'why are you all in defense of tony he's being shitty and supporting the registration act which will discriminate against the inhumans when he himself created ultron and showed no regret for it' and I'm like, how do you get something so wrong? 1 there was no mention in the trailer of gifted people, not by steve either, we don't know what part they'll play, and 2 HE SPENT AN ENTIRE MOVIE TRYING TO FIX HIS MISTAKE WITH ULTRON AND FEELING SHITTY ABOUT IT. How.

…………….wat. where were the inhumans mentioned. also why would the inhumans be discriminated against lmao. correct me if i’m wrong but the inhumans are from attilan, a sovereign territory?? whatever the mcu wants to pull outta their ass the us government has no ‘real’ authority over what they do. also they’ve been in existence in the mcu for like 3 months this person needs to find their chill.

and uh. all of superhero registration is not only abt his regret but actually doing something abt that regret. he is not paying empty lip service. he is doing his penance. he has signed an accords (the extent of which we still don’t know) all of SHRA is about accountability. whether that reflects poorly on him or not, he’s enforcing it because he believes in that concept and in creating a system where if and when vigilantes / superhumans / avengers make mistakes like he did, they can be held accountable to them. 

One of my favourite things in Night Vale is probably how Carlos was introduced as this character from the outside who was completely terrified of the fact that this strange town has earthquakes no one can feel and clocks filled with only strange grey stuff and we were like “Yeah that’s a normal reaction ”
Then we figure out that the outside world is equally weird because Carlos has never actually been to a library and he knows about all the government conspiracies. Also the outside also has throat spiders.