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So it is — the life we receive is not short, but we make it so, nor do we have any lack of it, but are wasteful of it. Just as great and princely wealth is scattered in a moment when it comes into the hands of a bad owner, while wealth however limited, if it is entrusted to a good guardian, increases by use, so our life is amply long for him who orders it properly.
—  Lucius Annaeus Seneca, De Brevitate Vitae (On the Shortness of Life)

Hello my name is Marco. I am a 22 year old FTM dad from Michigan; I am Married with biological child with my loving spouse Jordan. (Never thought I’d fall in love with a man.) I am a Traditional Artist who loves to Travel, have High Tea, play Billiard, Rock Climb, Go boating & Dress up with my friends. I feel blessed to have a decent paying job & the family of my dreams. I know happiness, as well as I’ve know abuse, & have known poverty as well as have known wealth. (Home owner @ 20 & very proud of myself) I am proud to announce that I have been on Testosterone for 1 month now, & I’ve never felt better. 😊😉😂 Currently waiting on my Name change court date. Seeking both a periareolar mastectomy & metoidioplasty. I take comfort in rendering photos of me without breasts. (Side hobby) I plan to make a comparison collage when I’ve finally made it over this hurdle. It is a pleasure to introduce myself today, I have been looking forward to these days longingly since I was 3. P.s. I use He, His, Him pronouns & do not address myself as transgender but rather only as Male. (However, if you ask me about being ftm, I will tell you about it.)

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classic lit inspired plots
  • divine comedy: muse a has found themselves lost in purgatory, but yet has a chance to redeem themselves and be brought back to life. they are guided along their journey by muse b, another soul who has been lost in purgatory for centuries. will muse a redeem themselves? in helping muse a on ther journey, will muse b be set free as well? and what if both muses develop feelings for one another, will muse a give up their second chance at life to remain with muse b?
  • wuthering heights: muse a, an impoverished and orphaned child, is adopted by a wealth manor owner. muse a grows up alongside muse b, the child of the manor owner, and the two become dear friends who roam the countryside. however when muse b’s father dies and elder brother takes possession of the estate, he forces muse a to act as a servant. will hatred consume muse a? will muse b sucuumb to the advances of a dull, yet rich young suitor? will muse a and muse b’s friendship prevail?
  • the picture of dorian gray: muse a is an extremely handsome and wealth socialite. however, they have a dark secret. they’ve forfeited their souls for eternal youth and beauty, and rather than aging themselves, a mysterious portrait takes each sin they commit as a blemish upon it’s canvas. muse b is curious about muse a, intrigued by the scandal and mystery surrounding them, perhaps enchanted or disgusted by muse a. will they uncover muse a’s secret? will they fall under muse a’s spell? or will muse b’s investigation end in disaster? 
  • romeo & juliet: admittedly cliche romeo and juliet plot. muse a and muse b are from different rival families, forbidden love, tragedy, etc. can take place in shakespearean times or in modern era a la baz luhrman’s work.
  • the great gatsby: muse a is a poor, yet ambitious soldier in wwi. they fall in love with muse b, a wealthy socialite. however, circumstances force the two apart, and muse b is unwillingly married off to a rich suitor. five years later, muse a has acquired an unimaginable sum of wealth and is reunited with muse b. the two begin a secret affair. yet one’s past cannot be escaped, and a single question pervades in the air: where did all muse a’s money come from?

Large Pendant. Transylvania (Romania). 17thC. V&A Museum, London.

“The most conspicuous part of the dress of Saxon women in Transylvania was a large circular piece of jewellery, called a Heftel. Originally it was just a simple clasp, used to fasten the bodice. By the 17th century it had developed into a huge pendant, still worn in the same position, but now supported by a velvet band round the neck. Unlike much traditional jewellery, the stones in these pieces are often genuine gems, rather than coloured glass. The Heftel was intended to show the wealth of its owner, as well as her ethnic identity.

This Heftel is designed in Medieval style, with saints in the centre, under Gothic canopies, and hunting scenes round the borders. It was probably made in the late 17th century, although the maker’s mark cannot be identified. By that time most of the Transylvanian Saxons had converted to Protestantism, but their conservative tastes preserved the old Catholic style of jewellery.”

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I want to conclude the Pakistan series by spotlighting a very special change agent who is working to eradicate one of the nation’s most pressing social ills. Over 20,000 brick kilns operate in Pakistan, supported by millions of workers, and the system is largely underpinned by an extremely close cousin of slavery—bonded labor. Throughout rural Pakistan, illiterate and desperate laborers are tricked into accepting small loans in exchange for agreeing to work at brick kilns for a small period of time. But due to predatory terms, their debt balloons, growing larger as time goes on, with no possibility of repayment, until these laborers are condemned to work for the rest of their lives for no compensation. If the laborer dies, the debt is passed on to his or her children.

The practice is illegal. But due to the extreme power and wealth of brick kiln owners, the law is often unenforced in rural areas. It is estimated that well over one million men, women, and children are trapped in this modern feudalist system. Meet Syeda Ghulam Fatima. Described as a modern day Harriet Tubman, Fatima has devoted her life to ending bonded labor. She has been shot, electrocuted, and beaten numerous times for her activism. Quite literally, she places herself between the workers and their owners. The organization she leads, the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, is small but determined. It is working to set up Freedom Centers throughout rural Pakistan so that every bonded laborer has access to advocacy and legal aid. Fatima operates on a very small budget. So as we learn her story over the next few days, anyone wishing to help empower Fatima can donate to Bonded Labour Liberation Front here: http://bit.ly/1N9W3Ts

anonymous asked:

What is the Jewish version of that cowboy joke? I love jokes, but I don't think I've heard that one

Rabbi Hillel was once travelling. It grew very dark, and, as there was no town nearby, he lay down on the side of the road to rest. As he was asleep a thief came and took all of his coin and food. Hillel woke up, and, having no idea where the thief had gone, shrugged and went on his way, now much poorer, hungry, and quite possibly barefoot.

Now of course This was in Israel, and as we all know Israel gets very, very hot, and as Hillel walked he sweated and sweated and grew thirstier and thirstier and hungrier and hungrier. he walked for hours, and even when he stopped to rest at high noon he continued to sweat and grow thirstier and thirstier and hungrier and hungrier.

But he kept walking, and walking, and late at night, long past the time most would have eaten and indeed gone to bed, Hillel came upon a tiny town with an inn, all lit up and open, and, when he inquired innkeeper as to if he might stay for the night, the man agreed that yes, he had indeed a room that Hillel might stay in. But when Hillel asked if there might be any dinner left over for him to eat, the innkeeper looked the traveller over and cursed himself for his immediate generosity, for he saw, quite clearly that this was a man who had been beset upon by robbers and had no money with which to pay for his room and dinner. So the innkeeper sadly shook his head and said that no, he was afraid there was no more dinner left for Hillel to eat.

Now at this time another traveller came into the inn, and this man was rich, and he was well dressed in silks and gold jewelry and had ridden up to the inn on the finest horse in all of Israel, decked out in as much wealth as his owner was. And when this rich man came in, he also asked the innkeeper if there might be a room for he and his servants to sleep. The innkeeper, of course, replied that yes, yes there was, and room in the stables for the man’s horses, and would he like some dinner as well? The rich man replied that yes, yes he would, and the innkeeper at once brought out a simple but warm meal for him and his servants, of soft bread and chicken that fell off the bone at the slightest of touches.

Now, of course, Hillel saw that the innkeeper had lied to him, and he asked again if there might be any dinner left. And again, the innkeeper shook his head and said that he was sorry, but that was all there was. So Hillel beat his hand against the table and said, “If I do not eat my dinner, I shall be forced to do what my father did!” 

All in the inn ignored him, and again, Hillel beat his hand against the table and said, “If I do not eat dinner, I shall do what my father did!” Twice more he did this, until at last the innkeeper gave up, intimidated and cried out “alright, alright, I shall bring you dinner, just please, do not do as your father did!” and ran to the kitchen to fetch Hillel his dinner, and to the well to bring him as much water as he needed to slack his thirst.

And so, Hillel ate and drank, and when he was done, the innkeeper looked at him curiously and said, “What was it that your father did?”

“When my father did not get his dinner?” Hillel shrugged. “What could he do? He went to bed hungry.”

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Golden Workshop

This is the Golden Workshop by modulorbeat and Münster School of Architecture students.

On display in Münster from February 26 to May 28, 2012 is the exhibition “Golden Glory. Medieval Treasury Art in Westphalia”, developed by the Westfalen-Lippe Regional Council, the diocese Münster and the excellence cluster “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster. The exhibition presents some of the finest goldsmith’s work from the late medieval period in Westphalia. Some 300 secular and sacral pieces may be seen across 1500 square meters: symbols for the infinite, the magical and the divine, expression of and testament to the power and wealth of their owners. The exhibition will be shown in Münster at two places simultaneously: at LWL State Museum for Art and Cultural History and at the Domkammer [St. Paul‘s Cathedral Treasury].

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Just out of curiosity, how is the Catholic Church "currently" the biggest cornerstone of opression? I understand that in past they've been pretty horrible, but as far as I've read since the 60s they've become progressively better, to the point where the Pope is accepting trans, gay and people of other religions. Is there something I'm overlooking?

Hi there! I’d really like to hear you explain how it isn’t, just bc of a few changes since the 60s? I’m not against Catholicism and I don’t claim to be an expert on it or anything like that, but let’s be honest here…


“Another statement, made by a nationally syndicated Catholic priest, perhaps is even more telling. ‘The Catholic church,’ he said, ‘must be the biggest corporation in the United States. We have a branch office in every neighborhood. Our assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, A.T.&T., and U.S. Steel combined. And our roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government.’” (…)

“The Catholic church, once all her assets have been put together, is the most formidable stockbroker in the world.

The Vatican, independently of each successive pope, has been increasingly orientated towards the U.S. The Wall Street Journal said that the Vatican’s financial deals in the U.S. alone were so big that very often it sold or bought gold in lots of a million or more dollars at one time.” (…)

“The Vatican’s treasure of solid gold has been estimated by the United Nations World Magazine to amount to several billion dollars. A large bulk of this is stored in gold ingots with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, while banks in England and Switzerland hold the rest.

“But this is just a small portion of the wealth of the Vatican, which in the U.S. alone, is greater than that of the five wealthiest giant corporations of the country. When to that is added all the real estate, property, stocks and shares abroad, then the staggering accumulation of the wealth of the Catholic church becomes so formidable as to defy any rational assessment.” (…)

“The pope, as the visible ruler of this immense amassment of wealth, is consequently the richest individual of the twentieth century. No one can realistically assess how much he is worth in terms of billions of dollars.” 

“The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. She is a greater possessor of material riches than any other single institution, corporation, bank, giant trust, government or state of the whole globe.“

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So the current Pope seems to be doing a lot of great things and they’re a definite start, but they don’t suddenly wash away history and its impacts on society – like what’s he doing about THIS^ injustice??