what is this rubbish

The idea that American and Chinese (or Bangladeshi, or Vietnamese, or Ethiopian, etc etc etc) manufacturing companies are outcompeting or are stealing America’s wealth is rubbish though, what American companies have done is they’ve moved their labour intensive production to the China and kept the capital intensive production at home. The result is that industrialisation in the third world has been entirely subordinated to companies in imperialist countries, hasn’t particularly profited third world countries, but has resulted in superprofits for American companies. If Trump thinks stopping outsourcing is going to reinvigorate American capitalism, hoo boy, he’s actually cutting off one of the few lifelines that it has left. 

Ooh, another post on ADHD that I could have written!

Tim Beshara, on what it’s like to have inattentive ADHD. Some of my favorite parts.

This description of inattentive ADHD symptoms is accurate:

Inattentive ADHD put simply, means your brain is rubbish at choosing what you focus on. It’s the daydreaming type of ADHD, not the can’t-sit-still type.It’s not that you can’t focus at all. You can focus alright, just not always on what you need to focus on. Sometimes the problem is when you get stuck focusing on the wrong things.

For people with inattentive ADHD, repetitive tasks become hyper-boring and mentally exhausting to stick with. Yet with the tasks you are interested in, you can barely notice the outside world for eight hours straight.

You also have a rubbish working memory. Your long-term memory can be excellent, but your ability to temporarily hold two or three pieces of information in your mind at any one time is limited.

Aligned with this is a deficiency in your prospective memory. Prospective memory is all about being good at remembering to remember.

you often can have a crappy executive function, i.e. your brain is really bad at directing you through a series of sub-tasks to get the main task complete. It can do each sub-task fine, but there doesn’t seem to be anyone in charge in there to lead you through the steps.

But it’s the part about the psychological impact of having late-diagnosed ADHD that hit home the hardest:

The ADHD wears you down but it’s the secondary psychological impact that hits you the hardest.   You get judged by your friends, colleagues, teachers, partners and relatives as being weak in character or lazy. … The only honest answer you ever have for giving someone about why you stuffed up is “I don’t know”.

And what makes it worse is than when you find a topic or task engaging you really can perform. Like exceptionally so. Everyone sees this and uses that as your benchmark and then assumes that when you fail at a boring task it is because you are weak-willed.

People diagnosed with ADHD later on in life, like I was, wear the scars of a lifetime of judgement from failures you can never explain. It’s genuinely traumatic.

It is big things like struggling through university and failing to have a career that matches your potential. And it is little things like forgetting birthdays and people’s names and all seven items on the grocery list to bring back from the shops.

(Finally, someone who understands getting traumatized for an hour over a minor faux pas!).

I’m also glad he mentioned the gap between what you can accomplish when engaged versus when your brain is turned off, and its psychological effects. I believe being twice exceptional (gifted + ADHD) magnifies this gap.

I have a habit of starting strong and fizzling out, in every lab job I’ve had, and many friendships. I’m TERRIFIED of not living up to the expectations I’ve inadvertently set for myself. But I also can’t stop overperforming, because if everyone thinks I’m brilliant and perfectionistic about my work, they’ll forgive me annoying eccentricities like showing up late or occasionally forgetting to turn something in. (That “eccentric genius” stereotype doesn’t just benefit men). So, constant paranoia ensues. And then people tell me I’m too anxious and need to relax. You can’t win with ADHD.

My partner in life is Carl Barat; that’s why we are still up on stage despite many conflicts that led us to drugs and alcohol. We were very close to destruction; now we are no longer that young and have changed. I’ve been through a lot and I am full of weaknesses. But I like to share my perception of the world through the lyrics of the songs…What keeps us together is music, everything else is rubbish.
—  Peter Doherty, Metro, December 2016

Earlier this year I commissioned @thetwelfthpanda to create this work based on the final chapter of my Rio Olympics AU, Sticking the Landing.

I didn’t know, last time we were here, what I wanted then, what my life would look like, after this was all over.  I still don’t, I suppose; dunno if winning a celebrity talent show really counts as a plan, but what I do want of my life is to have you in it, Sherlock. That’s what’s important. What….what do you want?”

After fourteen days of sports, crime, and rubbish attempts at flirting, we’re back where it all began at the closing ceremony.  

Sticking the Landing on AO3: John Watson, Captain of Team GB’s gymnastics squad is confident, ready for his third and final Olympics. Disappointed in London with a shoulder injury putting paid to his Olympic dream, can he secure an Olympic gold finish before retirement? Meanwhile, Sherlock Holmes has other problems. Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics is the newest Olympic sport, but one of the competitors has been attacked on the eve of competition. Does something more sinister lurk under the spangles and spandex? Can Sherlock solve the mystery in time to deliver a flawless ball routine? And does something more valuable than medals await the boys in Rio?

This artwork was commissioned to keep me accountable to the story and I’m delighted to say the final chapter will be posted today.  I’m even happier with the stellar job Ren did with this artwork - it’s unreal: I love their expressions and the details in the flag, uniforms and (especially) the shoes are completely and utterly perfect. A thousand thanks for this wonderful piece!

We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.
—  Hugh Mackay
“I don’t want to die,” said Ned, “and I don’t intend to. This is stupid. There’s not a dozen of you. What can you do? All that stuff about ‘keeping the peace’—it’s rubbish, lads. Coppers do what they’re told by the men in charge. It’s always like that. What’ll you do when the new captain comes in, eh? And who’re you doing this for? The people? They attacked the other houses, and what’s the Night Watch ever done to hurt them?”
“Nothing,” said Vimes.
“There you are, then.”
“I mean the Watch did nothing, and that’s what hurt them,” said Vimes.
—  Night Watch, by Terry Pratchett

day 1/8 | tomarry christmas special 🎄

To take you where you are most needed,” he reads, but Harry is too busy staring up at the man he killed over half a year ago. “What a load of rubbish.  Is this a Zonko’s product?”

expect a lot more of this for the next scheduled eight days! :D explanations and more info for this are under the cut, but it’s really long, so i’m warning you on that. also, click on the pictures to see them in full hd!

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HOW YOU SAVE THE EARTH - a Steven Universe fan song

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(@jasper-jen I forgot to ask you, but would you like to hear this? Sorry)

A cheesy song I wrote and recorded about the Crystal Gems (some parts Rose in particular, but there are allusions to all of them) and their mission.

It’s not a perfect recording - there’s a lot of fuzz for one thing because my mic is cheap, and some parts are out-of-time - but I had fun playing with texture and not really caring about scansion. And look out for a familiar tune in the violin part! It didn’t really fit the chords without a bit of adjustment, but I couldn’t resist :)

Reblogs are appreciated (because this took a lot of false starts and growling at the microphone, as well as reviving my violin from a coma)

(If you like it, check out my other SU fan song, Dissonance!)

Lyrics under the cut.

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  • Aaron: Yeah, so he reckons that, if I'm lucky, I'll get a couple of months.
  • Chas: And if you're unlucky?
  • Aaron: Nine months, maybe a year.
  • Chas: But that's the worst case scenario, yeah?
  • Robert: We're hoping so, yeah.
  • Liv: So the chances are that it's not gonna happen...
  • Robert: Exactly. I keep telling him - we need to stay positive.
  • Faith: Live in cloud-cuckoo-land, you mean.
  • Chas: Who asked you to stick your neb in?
  • Faith: He's a Dingle. His card's marked before he even gets to court.
  • Chas: Do us a fovour, would you, Robert? Will you wheel her outside and park her near the bins? With the rest of the rubbish.
  • Faith: I'm only saying what I know he's thinking. Best be prepared, son. No point sticking your head in the sand.

Cooking lessons with the Saviour!! 

Aged 14 vs 24. The past 10yrs have been very kind (it’s amazing what new hair and glasses can do as well.)

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why do you keep sending me anons…….get hobby besides taking a blog that is all jokes seriously and sending ineffective hate