what the world will pay for

Indeed gratitude is the foundation of faith. Allah has promised that if we are sincere in faith and do righteous good deeds, He will give us best of life in this world and reward accordingly in the hereafter. Alhamdulillah.

“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” [al-Nahl 16:97]

Indeed “Everyone upon the earth will perish, And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.” (Noble Qur'an 55:26-27)

Faith is what will bring the Muslim everything he seeks in this world and in the Hereafter. Faith is the key to all goodness and locks the door to all evil.

“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” [al-Nahl 16:97]

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Trump’s new FCC chief is Ajit Pai, and he wants to destroy net neutrality
Donald Trump has elevated Ajit Pai to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, giving control over the agency to a reliable conservative who’s been opposed to pretty much every big action...
By Jacob Kastrenakes

Just in case y’all needed any more reasons to loathe and despise Donald Trump, he just appointed an FCC chief who is expressly anti-net-neutrality and gives zero shits about the potential of cable companies merging to form a monopoly over both TV and internet.

Best hope social media and regular media/news sites are in the first/basic tier of internet packages, because that’s what’s coming without net neutrality: cable companies will prioritize traffic to certain websites, and websites will have to pay more to make their site prioritized, and we will probably be sold the internet in much the same way we are sold television: in packages and tiers of channels, based on how much you’re willing to pay. Imagine a world where you paying your cable bill no longer gets you access to an open internet, but rather, you must pay extra to get access to certain levels of information on the internet. Imagine people with less money getting a smaller internet, with less information and less access. Because that could be what’s coming.

I will fight, tooth and nail, against this fuckery. Not in my lifetime. Not in my country. Access to information is a right. An open, accessible internet is not something we can compromise on. Net neutrality is a must.

“It was no secret the way that we feel”

“A love that’s so pure, a love that’s so real”

“You showed me your world and it felt like a sign”

[You’ve shown me all kinds of amazing stuff, I never knew existed. I just wanted to pay you back. Show you something amazing, here on Earth.] 

“But you acted too slow and you ran out of time”

“I didn’t mean to hurt you”

“You didn’t have a clue”

“So you went out and got busy”

“And found somebody new”

“And now we’ll be just friends”

[What are friends for?]

“We will be just friends”

[You’re the best friend a guy could have.]

Good Habits to Develop

1. Set yourself some daily goals. Keep them realistic and achievable. That will give direction – so you don’t fritter your time.

2. Read inspirational books and blogs; hang around people who are positive.

3. Stay in touch with what’s happening in the world. We’re not just islands – we are part of one another.

4. Make the effort to stay in touch. Just a “like” on facebook, or a brief text message, conveys to that person that they matter to you.

5. Invest some time in your appearance and health. We’re more confident when we look and feel our best.

6. Pay attention to your priorities. Do what’s most important, and not most urgent, first. (Note: If you never learn to prioritise then everything seems urgent – and that’s what runs your life!)

7. Smile. It makes people feel more positive towards you – and it tends to lift our mood, and enhance our feelings, too.

8. Tidy as you go. It’s easier to work, and you’ll feel a lot less stressed, if you’re working somewhere that’s devoid of clutter. Also, if you tidy as you go then it feels less overwhelming.

9. Include some margin in your life so you don’t feel so stressed, as unexpected things always eat away our time. Expect that to happen – and leave some extra time.

10. Take time for yourself as you need to relax, unwind, recover, and recharge your batteries.

Yuuri is going to St. Petersburg to train with Victor

Okay so remember that scene from the ending 

It seems here like Yurri just got off the bus stop and is running to meet up with Victor and Yurio with Makkachin who I assumed ran up to Yuuri when he got off. From the looks of Yuuri’s longer hair and how excited and happy they are to see each other, some time must’ve past since when they were last together at the GPF.

Now take a look at where they are:

Doesn’t this look a bit familiar? 

It’s St. Petersburg, the place where Victor first left to go coach Yuuri. Okay so why? Well remember what Kubo-sensei said about paying close attention to the decision Victor makes regarding his career:

We already know that Victor has decided to come back into the competitive skating world but now we see that he has also decided to stay as Yuuri’s coach also. Kubo-sensei also mentioned to watch the whole episode until the very end so what we are seeing here in that ending is Yurri coming to St. Petersburg to be with Victor so they can train together and I’m going to cry. The fact that they made it this place instead of an airport or any other place is beautiful because this is the place that Victor left to go be with Yuuri and now it is also the place that Yuuri came to to be with Victor. THIS PERFECTLY LEADS INTO THE SEASON TWO THAT WE HAVE ALL BEEN PRAYING FOR, KUBO-SENSEI PEASE 

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You have to pay attention to the moments when you’ve felt on top on the world. I remember the first time I was on stage, I was doing West Side Story, I was 17 and this woman was crying because she liked what I was doing so much. I know I’m 28 now and I know the stakes are higher, but looking back on an experience like that reminds me that I do have a place somewhere. Sometimes it’s okay to give yourself a pat on the back and say, “That was cool. That made me feel good.” 

Bea Gaddy knew what it was like to be down on her luck. Coming from a family of domestic violence, Bea went between low-paying jobs to homelessness and living on welfare. Her luck took a turn for the better in 1981 when she purchased a 50-cent lottery ticket and won $290. Instead of spending this on herself, she decided she would feed the hungry on Thanksgiving. This would become known as the “Thanks for Giving” feast and year after year, people were touched by Bea’s kindness and would follow in her footsteps.

The “Thanks for Giving” feast was first held on a sidewalk with Bea providing and cooking all of the food. With the popularity growing, more and more diners wanted to attend and local grocers and farms started to provide food. Over the forthcoming years, Bea was awarded with a number of awards including Unsung Hero Award, Afro American Woman of the Year and Baltimore City Council Award. She passed away on 3 October, 2001, due to breast cancer.

seeing a lot of people make the point that liberals, when faced with the option of socialism or fascism will choose fascism but it’s worse than that. what we’re seeing in the uk is that liberals will choose fascism over fucking *mild* social democracy. 

you have guardian ‘centre leftists’ making excuse after excuse about how the left is too mean to them on twitter or some pointless shit so they’re going to vote for the Sensible Theresa May when in reality they are just far more comfortable with may’s fascist rhetoric than corbyn’s call to fully renationalise the nhs or pay people livable wages.

there was a guardian article about the world transformed, momentum’s fringe event at the labour conference and in it the journalist basically spoke to all these young activists about why they want to change the world and how they’re going to do it and ended the article with what amounted to ‘but what about people like me who don’t want the world to change?’ like if that doesn’t sum up the guardian and liberals i don’t know what does. imagine talking to people who clearly represent the feelings of a majority of people who find the current situation unsurvivable and your takeaway being ‘this is a bit scary for people like me who get paid 6 figures to write articles.’ 

these people are not on our side and never will be. we need to just start bypassing them completely and stop looking to them for approval.

The day I fell in love with Ashley I ask her if she could have 3 things what would they be and in what order, she replied 1st a house (we closed on our house 2-28-15), 2nd would be a ring (October 8th 2016 I gave her my last name), 3rd would be a car being that she had been driving her 2006 Altima since college! Today I showed her I am a man of my word and I would give her the world if I could! Hard Work Pays Off! Merry Christmas Love ❤️

Myths of How it All Began

What, if any, deities were involved in the creation of the main species?
>>Did the same entity/entities create other species as well?
>>Did the same entity/entities create the planets and other celestial formations?
>Why did they create these things?
>>What is the purpose of their actions?
>How many people believe this to be true?

What other myths of creation exist?
>How many people believe each of these myths? (No exact number is needed, just a rough estimate of the percentage of people in your setting.)
>How many of these myths conflict with each other?

What is the ratio of adult to child believers?

How are these myths, stories, and facts taught?

Are there any celebrations, holidays, or rituals celebrating or paying homage to the creation of life and/or the world?

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Asian Actors in Comic Book Films Respond to ‘Doctor Strange’ Whitewashing Controversy
With “Doctor Strange” opening this weekend, the “whitewashing” controversy surrounding the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in “Doctor Strange” has re…
By Lawrence Yee

“I think it’s a shame[…] From what I’ve been told and what I’ve read, it’s because [studio executives] think that Asian actors and actresses don’t pull in the numbers — that people aren’t going to pay to see Asians on screen. With all these borders opening up and movies going global these days, Asians make up a huge part of the population in the world, and I hope that will start reflecting in Hollywood.” - Kelly Hu

…for some of us, books are as important as anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid pieces of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet you or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. They are full of the things that you don’t get in life…wonderful, lyrical language, for instance. And quality of attention: we may notice amazing details during the course of a day but we rarely let ourselves stop and really pay attention. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention and this is a great gift. My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.
—  Anne Lamott

what if Robbie used to be “a really bright kid with a promising future™” and he smiled a lot and was generally positive (at least externally) and then he grew up and had to get a retail job or something and was out on his own with no idea of how the real world worked and struggling to pay bills and get things done but also relax and have fun and dealing with coworkers who took advantage of his work ethic by doing nothing and knowing he would pick up their slack and it wore him down until he had no energy for most things but then he finally got a break and sold a bunch of inventions and didn’t need to work anymore so he quit but his energy never came back and he decided to do nothing and eat junk food he never used to be able to afford (primarily cake) and then Sportacus comes along with his endless enthusiasm and energy and encouragement and Robbie is bitter and upset that he managed to go through life and keep those qualities but he also kind of admires it so he tries to ruin things for Sportacus but in doing so regains the energy and enthusiasm he lost without even realizing it

Valentine’s Day, 11:07pm

Time is slipping away as you wait for Bucky to return home from a mission so you can celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Pairing:
Bucky Barnes x Reader

Warnings:
 This pure, shameless fluffy fluff…no really.

Word Count: 2,322

A/N: I was sitting in a creative meeting today and we were looking at some vintage designs when I spotted something that just screamed for a story.  I can’t tell you what it was here but it’s down below ;)  So for the next hour I tried to discreetly type out on my phone the story that was running through my head while also trying to pay attention to my coworkers. Be warned that this is a quickie and hasn’t been subjected to my usual weeks and weeks of editing, rewriting and obsessing.

It’s 11:00pm in Budapest.

1:00am in Moscow.

5:00pm in the Avengers compound where you are hunched over a screen tracking the quinjet on radar.  

You’ve been silently staring at the display of vintage world clocks in the control room for hours; lulled by the sweep of the second hands as they circle slowly.

Just ten more minutes you tell yourself.  In ten minutes, Bucky will be home.

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Day Thirty-Nine

-A boy spent a solid three minutes monologuing about how he made his mom buy him several packages of Pokemon cards as Rosie had chewed up his favorite card. Despite paying full attention, I could not gather enough context to tell whether Rosie is a sister or a dog.

-The quote: “And you know what? I’ve lost my sense of smell AND taste!” The source: a young woman in her thirties. The context: None.

-A boy stared at the racks of candy, utterly awestruck, and announced to everyone that, “There’s a world of candy here!” I am deeply appreciative of his desire to share this joy with everyone he could reach.

-The store offers a $0.05 discount when guests supply their own bags. One guest seems to have discovered the loophole that we do not specify reusable bags, as she brought in three Walmart bags that smelled strongly of burnt biscuits to carry her six pounds of assorted cheeses.

-A woman asked me if she could put money on a gift card. She asked me if she could give the gift card to her daughter. She asked if the daughter could spend the gift card. She asked if the gift card could be used on ironing boards and clothes. I am pleased to have been able to fully educate this woman on the definition of a gift card today.

-As I began to ring up a woman’s purchase, her son ran around the register, pushed me aside, and began to bag items without scanning them. I looked to the boy’s mother, who seemed as if she could not care less. I am left to wonder how many stores he has become a part-time employee at in this fashion, and whether he has discovered the solution to unemployment. 

-Every couple of weeks, an old man comes into the store. He purchases one Hot Wheels car. He has tattoos of talons circling his eyes. His life is an enigma that I never want to crack.

-I met an elderly woman who looked impossibly similar to esteemed 20th century comedic actor Don Knotts. I opted not to risk informing her of the resemblance, because although she may not know it, that would be high praise from me.

-Small children getting excited about stickers makes me smile. Small children then giving their stickers to their parents to share the happiness rejuvenates my soul.

-The amount of times I have been recognized continues to grow. The grace with which I handle these encounters continues to diminish. 

-There is glitter on my register. There is glitter on my conveyor belt. There is glitter on my computer screen. There is glitter on myself. There is glitter on my soul. I have not a single complaint.

-An old man swung a toy sword at whom I can only assume and hope were his grandchildren. He discussed, with seemingly full sincerity, how they all needed shock collars on them so they would shut up. He then announced that he was going to return home, drink a bottle of wine, and watch The Godfather for the five-hundredth time. I feel that I can learn a lot from this man.