where are my rich supporters at

Just because someone is generous doesn't mean you can take advantage of them.

Background: both my parents are ophthalmologists (eye surgeon) and they practice at a private clinic together. To comply with rule #6 I won’t mention in which country this takes place but keep in mind this isn’t in the states or Canada.

Five years ago my parents took over a private clinic. The doctor that was practicing there previously had treated his nurses horribly (e.g., yelling and throwing things at the nurses when they make a mistake, calling them all sorts of awful names even in front of patients). However, my parents are not the kind of people who can do that.

So when my parents took over the clinic, they gave the nurses a raise, were flexible with their schedule, and treated them humanely. Not to generalize an entire country but for an employer to treat their employees with kindness is not very common here.

Here’s where the problem started. The nurses, instead of appreciating my parents’ generosity, they thought it would be okay to try and take advantage of this situation. They would show up late, come up with excuses to skip their shift and complain when my parents don’t pay them for their personal days, and they would talk down to my parents.

My parents never tolerated this kind of behaviour in the first place. Whenever the nurses behaved like this, they would sit them down and remind them that they should be treating my parents with respect not only because my parents are their superior but because they’re all adults. They would behave well for a few months and then the same thing would happen again. My parents have already replaced two of them so it’s not like they’re under the illusion that they have job security.

*Soapbox alert*: What bothers me most is that these nurses behaved perfectly well when they were being treated like animals by the previous doctor. And I would be more understanding if they were young but these nurses are in their mid-forties to mid-fifties.

Anyway, August is when most businesses take their summer vacation which basically means employees get a three or four day weekend but very rarely more than four. And surprise surprise, one of the nurses last week were complaining about not receiving a six-day-long paid vacation. She’s claiming that’s how much nurses receive at other clinics (which they don’t) and that it’s illegal for my parents to not allow them to do so (it’s not). And it’s not like we’re prohibiting her from using up her personal days to extend her long weekend.

I think that was the last straw for my mother. She spoke to our lawyer to double check what we’re allowed to do. Here’s a rough translation of what my mom said to that nurse yesterday in front of all the other nurses:

“We pay you above average for a private clinic nurse and we’ve been more than reasonable to your complaints and requests. There’s nothing else I can do to make the work environment here any safer and more peaceful. Despite never having done anything illegal nor violating any part of our contract, you think it’s appropriate to act like we’re taking advantage of you? Fine, let’s play by the ‘law’.”

  • Her contract needs to be renewed at the end of September. Her pay will be decreased to the legally required minimum wage.
  • The premium healthcare we provide for our employees that we’re not legally obligated to pay for? Her’s will be reduced to the basic plan.
  • Nurses are paid by the hour and there’s no minimum number of hours legally required in the contract so we already cut her shifts by half.

The workforce in this country is incredibly competitive so given her age, it is very unlikely she’ll be able to find another job as a nurse. Even if she did, she would have to leave my parents on good terms; as in she can’t badmouth us or cause chaos right before quitting otherwise her license could easily be taken away and all it takes is for my parents to blacklist her in the doctors’ association and no doctor in this country will ever hire her.

Her husband owns a construction firm that does pretty well so it’s not like the contract revisions will put her family out in the streets or anything. Still, I know this kind of makes us look like monsters but my parents rarely take such drastic measures. As their child, it was super satisfying to see them finally defend themselves.

(There are multiple updates from the author)

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(BMC) Rich Got A Boyfriend, Song Parody

Parody: Rich Got a Boyfriend
Song: The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire)
By: Be More Chill

The parody no one asked for, and yet I made.
Also I kind of gave up halfway ahaha sorry
~*~

(MICHAEL)
Come on Jer
I know you’re there, ugh
Wait until I tell you what I heard
It’s too great to type it out
It’s ripe
Call back
You’ll freak out, I am sure

(JEREMY)
Player Two is calling
Player Two is calling
Player Two is calling
Hey!

(MICHAEL)
Oh my god
Oh my god
Okay so

At the end of school last evening
Very end of school last evening
Did you see Rich?

(JEREMY)
Yeah, I saw Rich

(MICHAEL)
So he’s behaving weird beyond his normal habit
Jumping up and down like a crazy rabbit

(JEREMY)
It must be hard living with no squip
I can’t blame him for kind of losing it

(MICHAEL)
Right but
He’s not insane

(JEREMY)
I never said he–

(MICHAEL)
Yo, he’s not insane!!

(JEREMY)
I never said he…?

(MICHAEL)
No
Because I know that it looked wack
But there were reasons for his lack
Of dignity– he had a plan he was scared to do
His fear kicked in and made him look like a goddamn fool
Now, do you want me to tell you?

(JEREMY)
Spit it out, spit it out!

(MICHAEL)
You really want me to tell you?

(JEREMY)
Spit it out, spit it out!!

(MICHAEL)
I’ll tell you ‘cause you are my closest friend

(JEREMY)
I’m your boyf

(MICHAEL)
Yeah, I know
So here’s what happened at the school-day’s end

Rich approached Jake and asked him out on a date
Wooojejwjhah
Rich approached Jake and asked him out on a date
Woooah

He told him he was bi
Wanted to give guys a try

And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair
And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair!!

(JEREMY)
Omg, Chris, answer me
This
Is some major news that you need to hear!!

(CHRISTINE)
Ignore

(JEREMY)
And also space and awkward face
I know you’re not very into gossip and that we’re still uncomfortable over our failed relationship but I actually think you’ll like this and I’m sorry once again about everything, okay?
Smiley face, huggy, question mark

(CHRISTINE)
Hey

(JEREMY)
You good?

(CHRISTINE)
I am

(JEREMY)
Awesome so
At the end of school last evening
Did you see Rich?

(CHRISTINE)
No I left quick

(JEREMY)
So he’s behaving weird and Mike was freaking
That Rich lost it; he was shrieking

(CHRISTINE)
His life is really bad just give him a break
He still has burn marks from burning down that house

(CHRISTINE/JEREMY)
His life is really bad just give him a break
He still has burn marks from burning down that house

(JEREMY)
Right but
That’s not the point
This time he actually had a plan
Involving Jake– I think you already understand

Rich approached Jake and asked him out on a date
Woooah
He told him he was bi
Wanted to give guys a try
And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair!!
And then Jake said yes and now I think they’re a pair!!

(MICHAEL)
Hey everybody, have you heard?
Rich got a boyfriend, now go spread the word!

(JEREMY)
Sending a text! (Text)
Sending a tweet! (Tweet)
Sending a text! (Text)
Tweet! (Tweet)
Release the information, step and repeat

(CHRISTINE)
I’m glad to hear (Hear)
That Rich is snout (Snout?)
No I meant out… Did I say snout?
Sorry guys, my typing skills are awful, no doubt
(All her typing skills are awful, no doubt!)

(ALL)
R-I-C-H
We’re all here
Just in case anyone tries to point or leer
Jake is lucky, so are you
You guys are adorable… And a good match, too!
R-I-C-H
We’re so proud
The tall popular guy is finally away from the crowd
R-I-C-H
We’re all here
Screw the haters, you have us so don’t you fear!

{Insert passive aggressive screeching}

I'm sorry it just drives me crazy

Trump being in office is bad enough but people supporting him and saying he’s only going to do good for us, like he’s already banned some of us from coming here.

His VP wants to force some of us into shock therapy.

He got rid of an attorney general who was just adhering to the constitution as she interpreted it to the best of her professional duty.

He banned his own government officials from saying something that goes against his policies (global warming is a scientific fact and even if it wasn’t, their job is to fucking study the environment you twat).

He’s put a woman who’s never been to public school and advocates private schools which are more expensive AND tend to be RELIGIOUS, thus forcing religion into education where it shouldn’t be.

And he’s put a man deemed too racist to be a judge in charge of his administration. A man who thinks some of us are inferior to others based on the color of our skin.

Yes.

We are Americans. We are all Americans.

Skin color, orientation, religion be damned.

What he’s doing to them, he’s doing to you.

And don’t you forget either, that a lot of this stuff trump is doing is affecting more than just “minorities.”

He’s getting rid of healthcare.

He’s putting our lives into the hands of private medical companies who’ve been taking advantage of people’s illnesses and fears and desperate families for decades, oh hell, centuries.

Seriously I just don’t understand trump supporters.

I don’t know what America they’re living in, a gated community with a padlock over the door?

As long as the poor people die out there, we’ll be fine in here.

My daughter already goes to a 5k a year private school, so if those poor people wanna go to school at all, they’re going to have to become rich or else they can just stay where they are, cleaning my house.

Fuck you.

Just fuck you.

Don’t call yourself an American if you only care about your special group of Americans, you’re nothing, this country is not yours.

POPULAR TEXT POSTS + ASK MEME  ( PART 4 )

❛ you inability to learn complicated handshakes is tearing this gang apart ❜
❛ i hope no one lowkey hates me. highkey hate me. hate me with every fiber of your being. go big or go home ❜
❛ my style isn’t even my style, i can’t afford my actual style ❜
❛ i feel like everyone has a teacher from high school that they’d 100% fight ❜
❛ i don’t mean to interrupt people i just randomly remember things and get really excited, i’m sorry ❜
❛ sir, you cannot name your son ‘Papa_Roach_Scars.mp3’ we just won’t allow it ❜
❛ if you asked me what my sexuality was, i couldn’t give you a straight answer ❜
❛ i just wanna wear lingerie, smell like lavender, and have soft skin ❜
❛ yabba dabba done with your shit ❜
❛ 5 years ago i was a fucking mess and now i’m a fucking mess but at peace with it and with a cooler fashion sense ❜
❛ the only reason i’m staying in school is so i can provide for my future ❜
❛ occupation: sleepiest girl on the planet ❜
❛ true friendship is willfully making someone’s emotional devastation over fictional characters worse ❜
❛ (not so) breaking news: i’m sad again and everyone’s tired of hearing about it ❜
❛ my new year’s resolution is to stop ❜
❛ people keep posting ‘what’s REALLY in your food’ articles like i’m gonna stop eating whatever it’s about lmao listen, death is coming. death is coming. pass me a hot dog ❜
❛ do you sometimes wonder why you have weird friends but then you snap and realize that you’re as weird as them ❜
❛ have you ever met someone who’s smile looks like it could make flowers grow ❜
❛ is ‘no’ an emotion because i feel it ❜
❛ i wanna be the one girl who looks really cute but also gives off the vibe that she could snap your neck if you disrespect her like is that possible for me ❜
❛ concept: me, having friends and being liked by people ❜
❛ the human body has 7 trillion nerves and some people manage to get on every single fucking one of them ❜
❛ replace my heart with another liver so i can drink more and care less ❜
❛ i need a hug and six months of sleep ❜
❛ good morning i’m obsessed with being loved ❜
❛ don’t come back when you realize that i’m rare ❜
❛ i’m stuck in between ‘i really wanna meet new people’ and ‘why can’t everyone leave me the fuck alone’ ❜
❛ can you believe some people meet each other and just hit it off right off the bat and just… date??? and fall in love? ?? that sounds fake ? ? ? ❜
❛ painfully average looking with a great sense of humor and always down to get drunk ❜
❛ people are always like ‘are you a morning person or a night person’ and i’m just like… buddy, i’m barely even a person ❜
❛ you ever talk to a stupid boy to pass time? ❜
❛ don’t talk to me or my 78 insecurities ever again ❜
❛ i’ll always have a soft spot for you ❜
❛ i hate being tickled. i do not think it’s cute, i do not think it’s funny. i will kick you in the fucking face ❜
❛ you inability to learn complicated handshakes is tearing this gang apart ❜
❛ there’s no blood in my veins anymore it is coffee and broken dreams ❜
❛ i’ll pay you $7 to have a crush on me ❜
❛ i’m a hopeless romantic… emphasis on hopeless ❜
❛ i deal with my personal problems the same way i study for tests… i don’t ❜
❛ half of me is a hopeless romantic and the other half of me is, well, an asshole ❜
❛ my biggest problem is i don’t like, do shit ❜
❛ how am i supposed to be productive when netflix just automatically plays the next episode for you? ❜
❛ a girls sleepy voice is probably the cutest thing that has ever existed on this earth ❜
❛ at like a really specific time at night i feel like i wanna fall in love or some shit but then i wake up and i’m ok again ❜
❛ i’d really like to be taken out tbh. in a date way or a sniper way. i have no preference ❜
❛ i don’t need alcohol to make bad decisions ❜
❛ i want to be one of those people who does yoga and eats berries for breakfast, but i’m one of those people who stays in bed until 4 pm and eats pizza ❜
❛ why are there waiting lists for preschools?!?! babies are small!!!! 800 could fit in one room, just stack them ❜
❛ raise your hand if you are scared shitless about the future yet couldn’t care less at the same time ❜
❛ i hate being the stereotypical emo bitch, but life sux, my dude ❜
❛ i wanna learn how to throw knives so i can throw ‘em like real close and graze somebody to let them know to shut the fuck up ❜
❛ my heart says yes but my mom says no ❜
❛ if we are ever invaded by aliens and they wanna destroy earth and whatever that’s fine, but leave old friends senior dog sanctuary out of it ❜
❛ i don’t want to get involved in the drama, i just wanna know 103% of the information on what happened ❜
❛ if i had the power to control time i would probably just use it to sleep more ❜
❛ guess who got shit done today….. not me lmao but congrats to somebody out there ❜
❛ i promise i’m a lot nicer than my ‘walking to class’ face would lead you to believe ❜
❛ why spend money on booze when i can get fucked up by conspiracy theories for free? ❜
❛ binge watching is great until you run out of the show and have to start watching it weekly like some sort of medieval peasant ❜
❛ merry crisis, everyone ❜
❛ my whole life is the one episode of friends where ross drinks all those margaritas and keeps telling everyone that he’s fine when he clearly isn’t fine ❜
❛ i’m a huge supporter of things which annoy misogynistic rich white men ❜
❛ kinda wanna go on a date, kinda wanna get hit by a truck too ❜
❛ do i even have a sexuality at this point or is it literally just ‘oh yes i’d kiss you’ ❜
❛ not interested dot com forward slash you ❜
❛ napping together is my kind of date ❜
❛ i’m trying to stop being a hater but it’s just so hard when there are so many things that need my hate ❜
❛ i need to stop imagining things i’d say in interviews if i was ever famous because i am not ❜
❛ guess who got their life together!!!!! …not me, but someone probably has ❜
❛ concept: the worst is over. everything’s gonna be okay now ❜
❛ me, giving your eulogy at your funeral: ‘we are gathered here today to mourn a friend, a relative, a companion and a loved one, and to kinkshame them one last time’ ❜
❛ one day i will take a really good selfie and you will be sorry….. you will all be sorry ❜
❛ i was so ugly in 2008 because i didn’t care about my looks, i cared about the jonas brothers ❜
❛ i’m the whole package: bitter AND petty ❜
❛ my life is that awkward walk/jog you do in front of a car when you’re crossing the street ❜
❛ i use sarcasm because flat out telling you you’re a fucking moron is considered inappropriate and is frowned upon and i was raised better than that ❜
❛ my aesthetic is looking really tired even when i’ve had enough sleep and having a lot of bad habits and responding poorly to criticism ❜
❛ yes you’re allowed to have other friends, you just have to love me more ❜
❛ i just want to be somewhere warm and making questionable decisions ❜
❛ i don’t have plans for tonight or the rest of my life if you want to have a drink or get married ❜
❛ screenshots don’t scare me, i know what the fuck i said ❜
❛ ‘you’re kind of annoying’ kind of? kind of??? excuse me. excuse you. i am fully annoying. i am very annoying. there’s nothing half-assed half-hearted ‘kind of’ about it ❜
❛ *jumps over hole in sidewalk* yeah you could say i’m pretty fucking athletic ❜
❛ i don’t ‘dress to impress’ i dress to depress. i wanna look so good that people hate themselves ❜
❛ sorry, i couldn’t hear you over my internal monologue ❜
❛ valentine’s day is coming up, i don’t know what to buy myself ❜
❛ you’re really cute and it’s ruining my life because i think about kissing you all the time ❜
❛ ‘dude, i’m wasted’ and by wasted, i’m talking about my wasted potential because i’m a lazy piece of shit ❜
❛ i may be a terrible person but at least i say please and thank you and use my fucking blinker ❜
❛ is it too late to try to be myspace famous ❜
❛ ask him if he’s good with his hands, then when he comes over, make him put together ikea furniture ❜
❛ if a woman’s hand is steady enough to put on winged eyeliner then it’s steady enough to stab you in the heart ❜
❛ please don’t get tired of me ❜
❛ finals? fuck a final. gone girl myself. ❜
❛ i really thought quick sand was going to be a bigger issue in life when i was little ❜
❛ i’m so tired of not being a multimillionaire ❜
❛ why must the cute ones (me) suffer ❜
❛ nasa actually stands for ‘not any straight aliens.’ gayliens are real and out there ❜
❛ not to be bitter or anything but i hope everyone that has ever hurt me is absolutely miserable ❜
❛ my mind says college, but my heart says isolated sheep herder in iceland ❜
❛ i am an adult oh god make it stop ❜

( you can find the other three parts here: 1, 2, 3 )



“Sometimes it just makes me feel sad to know that we need to be Rich to be a part of something.”


Um, bullshit.

There is no evidence that suggests you have to be mega-rich to join the BJD hobby. There is nothing to support this ill-informed logic.

I am on a meagre 12-hour-a-week contract. Most of the time I do about 16 hours a week. On below the UK ‘living wage’. Luckily, from a financial POV, I’ve had a couple of weeks lately where I’ve done twice or even three times my contract hours. So, next week on payday, I can probably pay off my Resinsoul Bigger Boy body and get him out of Customs the following week, should he ship that quick.

Five years ago (I let that small anniversary slip by quietly), I bought a Ringdoll Sol basic in normal on layaway. He was my first and he’s legit. And Ringdoll does not have the cheapest dolls available, not by a long shot. They’re more mid-range price or upper-mid-range. But, they’re quality dolls. You get what you pay for, from a true artist (not a scalper claiming profit by copying someone else’s work).

And there are many companies with loads of options in colours and sculpts that won’t break the bank. Resinsoul, if not just for a body to hybrid a head with. Mystic Kids have some cute MSDs for under $300 (their 70cm dolls go for about $479). MYOU have SD dolls for about $390. These are for blank basics by the way. Impldoll Star line starts at $295. Angel of Dream (AOD) has some cute 60cm dolls at $265. And a lot of companies and legit dealers offer layaway (most are 3 months, but some are 6 months - a few even offer 12 months, because they want to work with you to give you the doll you want).

You don’t have to start out with the super expensive Dollzone, Doll Chateau, Dollshe, Loong Soul, Fairyland, Volks… There are no rules that state your collection must include at least one sculpt by the preceding companies. Ever.

And, although they’re not resin, you could start with a Hujoo or a Parabox. Henzel, the only 1/3 boy from Parabox, is 27000 yen. That’s a little more than $240 (sans shipping). Still legit, but not resin.There are plenty of (legit) options out there for the cash-strapped who desperately want a doll.

bodyguard!Seventeen: Performance Unit

find vixx (here)
find hip hop unit (here) & vocal unit (here

Hoshi 

  • always kinda late because he missed his stop because he was listening to music too loud and grooving out on the subway probably and then ten minutes later he’s wait why am I still on this train
  • forgets he’s holding like a gun sometimes and will dance around with it in his hand and everyone has to like duck because that’s dangerous and hoshi gets red in the face like rIGht i SHouldn’t sWing around a weapon …….
  • has the tendency to get twitchy when he has to stand still and all the other guards are like how did you get into the line of work if you can’t even stay still…
  • but you find him rather adorable because he’ll make funny faces at kids when he thinks no one is paying attention or he’ll like do a funny move in the mirror and then get this proud smile on his face and he doesn’t know your watching but it’s just heartwarming to see
  • you get stressed out because of all your work and the other guards are like it’s not my place to comfort you but hoshi is just like heY i know you’re my boss kinda sorta and you’re like the best boss ever keep doing your thing i love you wait i didn’t say that outloud 
  • keeps trying to ask the other guards if they know when you’re getting a vacation because even though he keeps supporting you, he doesn’t want to keep seeing you overwork yourself like this….

Jun 

  • oh my god where do i start 
  • the only bodyguard who smells like really good cologne 
  • and has like a pocket square in his suit and some nice cuff links he looks Stylish as hell 
  • and he’s also witty as hell like the other guards are so boring and stoic and jun like leans down to whisper funny things about the other guards or about nasty rich people he’s had to work for before and you’re always giggling with him around 
  • “that outfit is so bad can i throw them out for having no fashion sense at all?” “no jun. you can’t do that.”
  • yo if you ever are in a situation where you need to like cry or like you’re about to just like lose it jun will carry you if he has to out of a room full of people and he’ll protect you from anyone’s prying eyes because he’ll know you don’t want anyone to see you and he’ll respect that
  • has snapchat and wants to have you in his story and the guards are like no but you’re like throwing up the peace sign in the background you and jun are just really cute
  • bodyguard jun pretending he needs to speak to you urgently about Private Business and when everyone’s gone he’s like nah im gonna kiss you now 

the8/Minghao

  • would 100% smuggle a dog into a conference meeting under his suit if you requested him to 
  • can do a handstand for longer than any other bodyguard he was telling you they had a competition and he won and you were like nice!! but what’s the prize and he gets kinda shy and he’s like oh,,,it was just,,,,getting the center spot near you today at work,,,,,,,,what a cutiepie 
  • is really lean rather than like buff so you’re always a little worried about him getting hurt in a fight or something but he’s like no worries ^^ im too fast the other people can’t hit me plus ^^ im really good at sneak attacks 
  • and you’re like kind of still suspicious but at the same time he has a habit of showing up out of nowhere and you’re like you know what he’s gonna be fine 
  • gets sleepy during boring conversations so he always has this daydreamy look on his face like a sleepy puppy 
  • accidentally leaned too close and you’re not agile like him so you got spooked and lost your balance and fell right into him and tbh minghao didn’t even let you go he just wrapped you up in his arms and you were like !!!! and the other guards were like 00000: but minghao was like ^______^

Dino

  • moonwalks into work on a daily basis 
  • tried to convince the other bodyguards to play ‘bad’ while he was doing it but they were like no but you were like ‘yES do it i wanna see’ 
  • “this meeting would be more fun if there was less talking and more dancing” 
  • you once admit that you actually don’t dance a lot like you just don’t have time and you think you look embarrassing doing it and dino was like we must change that
  • the other guards were like no they have paperwork to fill out- and dino was like paperwork can wait do you wanna dance with me??? and you were like flustered because no bodyguard usually,,,,asks that,,,, 
  • but like when you’re going somewhere in the car dino is like turn on the radio and he’s like come on just move your shoulders and you’re like hehe and the other guards are like he gonna get fired if he keep this up
  • but tbh you never want to fire him he brings so much fun to what else is boring and stressful 
  • also dino getting super shy when he sees you in something super Fancy for like a formal event and you were like wanna walk me to the ballroom ^^ and he was like shdgfkdhfw yES it’d be my HONOr 
  • i think he says ‘it’d be my honor’ when you ask him to do anything tbh 

anonymous asked:

ong what's that fic where beca's rich and chloe has a daughter and one of the problems they have get over is that chloe doesnt want her to spend all her money on them but beca has more than enough to support them and while they're dating they decide she can spend her money but only as much as like a grandparent would??? it's on the tip of my tongue!!

I think you’re looking for this series

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_X37wAIVtE-djRGb2U0aTVpRDA

anonymous asked:

Hi!! I was wondering how did you snag such rich/powerful men? Where to look? I saw you mentioned Tinder but is that like serious inquires? And are any of their friends searching lol! TY!!

HI LOVE! 
I mentioned this in another post, but I AM VERY SELECTIVE - I am fully supported by my parents, and this allows me to be selective when sugaring. If a man crosses me once, I am done. I don’t tolerate inappropriate and disrespectful behavior - there are a plethora of men, don’t allow one to bring you down. I think it is SO important to let these men know: YOU DON’T NEED THEM. I let my SDs know this off the bat: They are an addition to my life, BUT NOT a requirement. Smart men know when you are desperate, and they will take advantage of the fact that you depend on them. They will use it against you. I refuse to meet up with a man unless he is providing me with a gift upon meeting, I don’t have time to meet useless men all day. I won’t do something unless it benefits me. Some girls will tell me I am being unrealistic, but this has worked for me. Every generous SD I’ve ever had provided me with something upfront or before we even met. You market yourself as a luxury - In the photos I post, I am well-dressed, and I take fitness very seriously. YOU ARE YOUR BRAND. I genuinely enjoy taking care of myself. A SD sees his SB as a luxury, that’s what he is paying for. He isn’t paying for some lazy girl who can’t even take care of himself, there’s plenty of those on OKCupid. I no longer use SA, because I know a few friends of mine who are on it for personal use, but that’s where I found all the successful men I had in my life (March 2015-July 2016). I definitely suggest Tinder, yes, there are plenty of idiots on Tinder, but there is also gold on it as well. Just like everything else in life, there’s the good and the bad. There is a larger selection of men on Tinder in comparison to SA. The female to male ratio is also better on Tinder - you’re not competing for attention. I found a few of my current slaves on Tinder, and the majority of the men who sent me $ before we met was from Tinder as well. I also suggest using Craigslist – there are plenty of idiots on there who will send you cash, you just have to know how to manipulate them. I no longer speak to majority of my ex-SDs, because they’re either: getting married, sick, in a new relationship (I dumped my SDBF the day before his birthday), and MIA. I know my ex-SD (Ferrari/getting married) will be there for me, but I know I don’t need him to be. I don’t like to look back at the past, because I know what is in front of me is better. 

Cheers on your new ventures!

as much as I hate it when old people are like “mrrr mrrr your generation sucks” I also hate it when people my age use “baby boomers” when they mean “rich people” (and I mean Americans particular bc that’s where I’m from and what I know about)

i mean this when we’re talking about economic issues, like the recession and stuff

like, I know a lot of us are poor, or poorer than our parents were at our age, and that we as a generation are not very economically stable, and I fully support thinking about it and organizing around it and stuff

but like…I’m the child of a blue collar baby boomer from a rural area and like. in the rust belt, people have been struggling for generations. all that “you could work you way through college with a summer job in the 70s” stuff is true and all but my dad still couldn’t afford college, for many of the same reasons people today in the same area can’t. for the same reason I maybe wouldn’t have been able to if I hadn’t moved out of that area.

and it just frustrates me to hear “baby boomers had it easy, economically” in a way that suggests they’re all rich? bc it erases the fact that this is not by any means at all a new problem in this country even if it’s a growing one? and we need to recognize that this stuff has been going on for a long time and that it’s always been rich people doing it.

but equally you can’t trust someone young and rich just bc they’re young? they’re not necessarily going to be more compassionate, more open-minded, or more invested in workers’ wellbeing, and we need to be equally vigilant about, say, young company owners and suchlike and can’t rely on them to be more ethical just bc they’re under thirty? we gotta judge people in power based on their behavior, and having money gives you power.

Class issues in America are often not discussed openly enough and class identification is pretty weak where I’m from and I think we need to recognize that this isn’t a generational conflict, it’s a class conflict

and I just get really frustrated when it’s simplified along these lines because we already don’t recognize the problem for what it is and we don’t need another red herring

I’m not saying “don’t make fun of grumps who complain about cell phones” here I’m just saying, when you’re talking about economic issues (in America at least) don’t lose sight of who caused this and who is impacted by it, y'know? it’s a really hard thing to change and we gotta work together, everyone who has a stake in this, to make progress.

Dear Black Gods and Goddesses that have a white wife, husband, girl/boyfriend

Let me ask you this?

I know many off you love your partner - curious why you found this page or my blog if you see your white partner as equal but is he/she really your equal?

Have the white people treated you really as equal?
Don’t you even from the oh so liberal - that cry out “We are so for equality and we should all have the same rights bla bla”
But don’t you all feel this lingering hatred against you?
Especially these liberals who love to pat themselves on their shoulders when they can claim they are soooo good people. But if it would really threaten their own richness they would kick you to the curve. 

So why don’t you slowly show those elite white whores and slaves where their true place in life is. 

I know you don’t want to risk your marriage or the money or the relationship for this but the bedroom is the best place to turn their mind into the right place. 

My suggestion:

Start slowly with increasing letting them support - Black rights movement, then Black enterprises, slowly do a bit sexplay tease them in submissive positions, there are guides out there how to do this. Till you can make them beg in bed to serve you for what a trash white person they are. Now you can more and more introduce a BNWO lifestyle. 

Cause white male and female have only one place in life. 

CHIEF JOSEPH BRANT: MOHAWK NATIVE, FREEMASON, LOYALIST, MONSTER (?)

This is an excerpt from my post: THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY: THE RED ROMANS AND THE RED COATS.

FIRST NATIVE FREEMASON

While the colonies of New France and British America were warring in the French and Indian War (1754–63 CE), a young Mohawk Native named Thayendangea or Joseph Brant began his rise from obscurity. During this war Joseph Brant, still in his early teens, was involved in conflicts at Fort Niagara and Lake George.

This being the first action at which I was present I was seized with such a tremor when the firing began that I was obliged to take hold of a small sapling to steady myself; but after the discharge of a few volleys, I recovered the use of my limbs and the composure of my mind so as to support the character of a brave man, of which I was especially ambitious.” – Joseph Brant, around the age of 12.

^ French (blue) and British territories (red) c.1750 CE.

There was an influential, rich and Native-friendly man named William Johnson who was a Freemason Charter Master, the Superintendent of Northern Indian Affairs and was Joseph Brant’s brother-in-law. This youth had potential, believing so, William Johnson sent him to Eleazar Wheelock’s “Moor’s Indian Charity School” in Lebanon, Connecticut (a predecessor of the famed Dartmouth College) where he was given a Christian education and converted to the Anglican church. Joseph Brant was also known for acting as a translator and aiding Anglican Reverend John Stuart in translating Christian works into Mohawk. 

After William Johnson’s death Joseph Brant visited London alongside Guy Johnson (William Johnson’s nephew and son-in-law) in 1755 with the intent of negotiating a deal. If the Iroquois Confederacy were given a tract of land in Quebec, Canada, then the Iroquois Confederacy would aid the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). While there Joseph Brant was enrolled as a Freemason and given a ritual apron, he was the first native American to be accepted as a mason.

^ Portrait of Joseph Brant. Brant was visiting England with Guy Johnson at age 33 or 34 when Romney painted him in his London studio.

There are some mentions of Joseph Brant sparing the lives of fellow Freemasons despite them being on the side of the Patriots. One such occurrence mentioned was one following the Battle of the Cedars (May 18–27, 1776) in which the American POWs were about to be executed but a captain named John McKinstry, who was a member of the Hudson Lodge No.13 of New York, recalled that Joseph Brant was a Freemason. Captain John McKinstry gave Joseph Brant a ‘Masonic sign of appeal’ in the hopes of being saved from his fate of being burned at the stake; the two became and remained friends from that point on. In 1779 this is again repeated as a Patriot scout by the name of Lt. Boyd was ambushed along with Private Parker and taken captive, Lt. Boyd asked to speak to Joseph Brant himself and gave him the ‘Masonic sign of appeal’. Joseph Brant assured them their freedom and safety but in his absence Colonel Butler had them interrogated, tortured and then beheaded.

BRITISH-LOYALIST

Battle of Long Island August 27, 1776

George Washington understood that the New York Harbor would be an advantageous place for the British to use as a naval base, because of its significant location, he thought it to be the next likely point that the British would attack so he brought the Continental Army to defend it. This was the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War, with about ten thousand on the side of the Continental Patriots and twenty thousand on that of the British in Long Island. The British decided to use their center and right forces to both assault and distract the front while a large force was sent to assault the weak American left flank. Joseph Brant is believed to have been involved with the aforementioned, flanking maneuver.

The Fracturing Of the Iroquoian Confederacy (Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora)

During the American Revolutionary War all sides, “Whites” and Natives alike, wished to keep the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) neutral but in time the “whites” on both sides were desperate to win over the neighboring tribes to their cause. The Haudenosaunee were confused as they were allied with the British which were now two factions, the British Loyalists and the Continentals Patriots, which should they back? The Haudenosaunee began to fracture; the nations and tribes that were once unified were now divided between the two warring powers. 

The settlers had long opposed the British by continuing to trespass on and settle in Native American territories. Many of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquoian Confederacy) that favored the British did so because they feared, rightfully, that without the British to hold back the settlers the frontier would be swarming with settlers in much larger scale. Joseph Brant was able to gather four of the six Haudenosaunee nations together, the conference took place at Irondequoit on the 13th of July 1777, and here the Haudenosaunee were showered with gifts of rum and other provisions. 

^ Joseph Brant, painted in London by Gilbert Stuart in 1786.

Despite Seneca (Iroquois) leaders like Guyasuta and Cornplanter wishing to continue their policy of neutrality, the majority of the other Haudenosaunee (Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga) voted to side with the British – because of this the Seneca respected their decision and followed suit. Only the Oneida and Tuscarora refused to join the council and instead sided with the rebels, since they had long lived beside them they had grown accustomed to the colonists. There was also a Presbyterian missionary named Samuel Kirkland who baptized and educated the Oneida and Tuscarora, with the outbreak of war he swayed them over to the side of the American revolutionaries.

St. Leger’s Expedition: Siege of Fort Stanwix and Battle of Oriskany (August 1777)

The British planned a three-pronged offensive aimed at crippling any chance for the Patriots (Continental rebels) to invade Canada while also separating New England and the middle colonies. Since George Washington’s army was so limited he would then be forced to choose which to defend or to divide up his forces. One of these prongs was an expedition led by Barry St. Leger. While the British were laying siege to Fort Stanwix, Molly Brant sent word to Joseph Brant that a Patriot militia of 800 men from Fort Dayton in New York along with sixty Iroquoian Oneida warriors marched westward toward Fort Stanwix seeking to relieve the besieged fort and get revenge for the slaying of an innocent woman named Jane McCrea.

^ Treetop Advantage by Doug Hall.

Subsequently Barry St. Leger sent Joseph Brant and John Johnson to cut the Patriot reinforcements off. With Joseph Brant was his newly formed ranger corps called ‘Brant’s Volunteers’ which were made up of about 20% Loyalist Natives and 80% white Loyalist New Yorkers of English, Irish and Scottish descent. The Loyalists set an ambush about six miles from Fort Stanwix, near the Oneida village of Oriskany (Battle of Oriskany). In this dark ravine they laid in wait, deciding to assault the Patriot militia once they were surrounded but the British-allied Natives were too impatient and excited so they chose to leap out from behind the cover of foliage and assault the Patriot rebels. The Patriots at the rear fled and were then pursued by Joseph Brant and his Mohawk allies, armed with tomahawks and spears. After the initial clash, the conflict slowed in pace as both sides engaged in close combat or fired at each other from behind the cover of trees.

This was truly a battle where brother fought brother, sons and fathers clashed; as the Iroquoian Mohawks and Oneidas fought for each side respectively, as well as many “whites” – with many on both sides knowing their “enemies” personally. The leader of the Patriot (rebel) force was General Nicholas Herkimer, during the conflict his horse was shot and his leg was wounded, despite his injuries he sat beneath a tree and smoked his pipe while continuing to issue commands and orders –after the battle he would later die from complications after a leg amputation. 

Though the British (Loyalists) inflicted far more casualties on the Patriots (rebels), the latter still held the field and after hearing of a skirmish by Fort Stanwix, the British (Loyalists) fell back. Most of the losses on the British side were that of the allied Native Mohawks and Senecas so in revenge these Natives slaughtered as many prisoners as they could and even retaliated against an Oneida village, which would eventually strike back by burning Mohawk villages. This conflict also marked a shift within the Iroquois Confederacy as the pact made long ago to half hostilities amongst brethren had been tarnished.

^ Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany by F. C. Yohn.

All hope for the fate of Fort Stanwix seemed lost, but Patriot (rebel) General Benedict Arnold came up with a strategy to turn the tide. General Benedict Arnold led a small Patriot (rebel) force towards Fort Stanwix while turning a British soldier into his spy by holding his brother hostage. This spy, named Han Jost Schuyler, was to sow doubt and fear into the British besiegers by warning them of a massive Patriot reinforcement which sought to engage them in battle personally. The ploy worked as many of the British-allied Natives deserted, being that the Iroquois made up at least half of the British force, their loss prevented any chance for succeeding to take Fort Stanwix. 

The remaining British and Loyalist forces retreated in haste, leaving their camp supplies made up of money, clothing, tents, provisions, hospital supplies and private papers. Joseph Brant and Molly Brant both headed to the Onondaga Council seeking to sway the others into siding with the British and separating the Oneida from the rebels (Patriots). The Six Nations sent out wampum belts as far west as Detroit in the hopes of winning the assistance of the western tribes; the Iroquoian Mingoes and Algonquian Shawnees, whom were already dissatisfied with the “white” settlers, began raiding Kentucky.

^ Lost Documents by Robert Griffing.

Battle of Cobleskill (Massacre) – May 30, 1778

Joseph Brant led a force near to the settlement of Cobleskill (New York), there a small portion of said force made themselves visible in order to lure the local militia into pursuing them. This ruse worked and after being pursued for about a mile, Joseph Brant set off the trap, killing about half the militia force. They then raided the settlement and its crops while also massacring the inhabitants. Joseph Brant prevented his Native allies from slaughtering five settlers by taking them captive and allowing them to choose whether they would like to become adopted into the Natives or be taken to the British (Loyalist) held Fort Niagara instead, they chose the latter.

Battle of the Wyoming Valley (Wyoming Massacre): July 3, 1778

A Seneca war-chief named Sayenqueraghta Old Smoke, earlier mentioned as being involved in the Battle of Fort Niagara and the Battle of La Belle-Famille; the taking of forts Venango, Le Boeuf, and Presque Isle; as well as the ‘Devil’s Hole Massacre’; planned to retaliate against Wyoming, in his cause he was joined by Cornplanter and Major John Butler alongside “Butler’s Rangers”. After taking two forts and setting them ablaze, the militia in ‘Forty Fort’ rushed toward the direction of the British (Loyalist) and the smoke that rose from their allied forts. In their haste they fell into an ambush the British had laid, much like the Battle of Oriskany, the Natives couldn’t wait for the enemy to be surrounded as they sprang up from their prone position to attack them despite them being 30 yards away. 

^ Ensign Downing’s Escape - Battle of Wyoming (July 3, 1778).

Nevertheless, the ambush was successful as the militia was wedged between the British (Loyalist) and the Seneca, leading to a complete rout in which more than two hundred Patriots were killed. ‘Forty Fort’ surrendered and Major John Butler signed an agreement with them assuring them of their safety but once he left the Natives, whom were still upset over their losses at Fort Stanwix and Oriskany, completely plundered the Wyoming Valley; destroying over a thousand settlements and farms, burning crops, killing or driving away cattle and massacring the settlers.

^ Depiction of the battle by Alonzo Chappel, 1858. 

Joseph Brant was not present in the Wyoming expedition as he was still attempting to rally Natives and “whites” to his cause but he would nevertheless be blamed for almost every British-allied Native conflict, “crime” and atrocity that occurred, even for those in which he wasn’t present. Almost every band of British-allied Natives that were seen were thought to be led by Joseph Brant, a man seemingly present in several locations at once. He became sort of a bogeyman, with the Patriots (rebels) spreading propaganda which framed him as a bloodthirsty savage referred to as “Monster Brant”.

MONSTER BRANT

Chief Joseph Brant, who was in dire need of provisions such as cattle and crops, led raids (July, 1778) against the settlements of Springfield and Andrewstown (Jordanville). Casualties were low, with only eight being killed and fourteen being taken captive (two elderly men were set free) in both settlements. Joseph Brant saved many women and children from being harmed by his fellow Native brethren. Joseph Brant was known for being against harming women and children. Joseph Brant’s next target were the ‘German Flatts’, arriving on the seventeenth of September (1778 CE), Joseph’s raiding party destroyed their homes and barns, killing three; yet another raid was led against Peenapack.

The last raid that was launched (November 11, 1778 CE) before winter fell was one against Cherry Valley, New York. An Oneida spying for the Patriots (rebels) warned his allies of this proposed expedition but they had warned them before and nothing came of it, it seemed that once again the Oneida were crying wolf and this supposed threat seemed unlikely as winter was coming. Nevertheless the expedition neared its target location, with Joseph Brant being stripped of almost all of his Natives and overall command as a young man named Walter Butler had threatened and bribed them into following him instead. 

Unbeknownst to Walter Butler, the Iroquoian Seneca were angry and vengeful after learning of the Patriots destroyed their settlements of Tioga and Oquaqa. The young and inexperienced Walter Butler was unable to control the Iroquoian Seneca as they massacred or captured men, women and children – despite Joseph Brant’s attempts to save the innocent and unarmed. Even those who were Loyalists or friends of Joseph Brant (the Wells family) were slaughtered. So troubled was he that instead of returning to Fort Niagara with Walter Butler, Joseph Brant left the party and returned to the Mohawks for some time.

^ Cherry Valley massacre, the fate of Jane Wells, one of thirty non-combatants killed during the massacre.

Sometime later (1779 CE) as Joseph Brant and company traveled to Quebec, where General Haldimand had summoned them to, the General thought over how much of a great support Joseph Brant had been to the British cause, all the while receiving little economic support from them, and how virtually every important British officer praised both his character and ability. While there British general General Haldimand awarded Chief Joseph Brant the office of ‘Captain of the Northern Confederated Indians’; he was also given a commission equal to a white captain and even a pension after the war’s end.

Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, “The Winter of the Deep Snow”

The massacres at Wyoming and Cherry Valley led to a massive surge of refugees fleeing from the frontier. These atrocities however unified many behind the Patriot (rebel) cause. The Patriots were now cornered into either surrendering or into launching an assault against the Natives, by taking the offensive and assaulting the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) at their very homelands they would be able to cripple the main power strengthening the British (Loyalists). The following summer George Washington organized a military campaign led by Major General John Sullivan and Brigadier General James Clinton, this Sullivan-Clinton Expedition was aimed at:

The Expedition you are appointed to command is to be directed against the hostile tribes of the Six Nations of Indians, with their associates and adherents. The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of their settlements, and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible. It will be essential to ruin their crops now in the ground and prevent their planting more. 

I would recommend, that some post in the center of the Indian Country, should be occupied with all expedition, with a sufficient quantity of provisions whence parties should be detached to lay waste all the settlements around, with instructions to do it in the most effectual manner, that the country may not be merely overrun, but destroyed. But you will not by any means listen to any overture of peace before the total ruinment of their settlements is effected. Our future security will be in their inability to injure us and in the terror with which the severity of the chastisement they receive will inspire them.” – George Washington to John Sullivan: May 31, 1779.

This plan was effectively enacted, the Patriot forces destroyed as many as forty Iroquoian settlements and stored crops which lead to large-scale deaths to starvation and the elements (freezing to death) the following winter as well as refugees seeking shelter. 

I am well persuaded that, except one town situated near the Allegana, about 50 miles from the Chinessee, there is not a single town left in the country of the Five nations.” – John Sullivan to Congress.

A little known fact is that George Washington was referred to as Conotocarious (“Town Destroyer”), and would even refer to himself by that same name.

Recommend me kindly to our good friend Monacatootha (a leader of the Iroquoian Oneida), and others; tell them how happy it would make Conocotarious to have an opportunity of taking them by the hand at Fort Cumberland, and how glad he would be to treat them as brothers of our Great King beyond the waters.” – George Washington to Andrew Montour, 1755.

The name first appeared in reference to George Washington’s great-grandfather named John Washington but when Seneca leader Half-King Tanacharison met a young George Washington in 1753 he also gave him that name, eerily foreshadowing the future. Over two decades later, Seneca chief Cornplanter recalls the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, its effects and George Washington.

When your army entered the country of the Six Nations, we called you Town Destroyer: and to this day when that name is heard, our women look behind them and turn pale, and our children cling close to the necks of their mothers,“ – Seneca chief, Cornplanter.

^ Joseph Brant by Charles Willson Peale (1797).

In the early months of 1780 CE Joseph Brant began a series of successful retaliatory raids against the rebel colonists and their Iroquoian allies until being decisively defeated at the Battle of Klock’s Field (October 19, 1780 CE). Eventually Brant’s expeditions petered off as the British were nearing peace terms with the rebels colonists, concluding with the Treaty of Paris (1783 CE). With Native lands now given by the British to the Americans, the Natives were embittered. Joseph Brant traveled westward were he aided in the creation of a ‘Western Confederacy’ which consisted of many Natives from different nations or tribes like the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), the Wabash Confederacy (Wea, Piankashaw, Kickapoos, Mascoutens, etc.), the Council of Three Fires (Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe) and the Illinois Confederation – among many others.

^ 1830′s lithograph based on the last portrait of Brant, an 1806 oil on canvas painting by Ezra Ames.

Joseph spent the rest of his life either allying the Natives against future American encroachments while also buying land back from the ‘whites’ for his Native brethren. At the age of sixty-four he passed away (November 24, 1807 CE): a Mohawk Native born in a difficult time where his people were trapped between more powerful and advanced world powers. Joseph Brant or Thayendangea (“places two bets”), was a sort of prodigy caught between two worlds: the old world of the Natives and the newer one the ‘whites’ brought. He was the first Native American to be invited into the Freemason order and was also one of the few Natives to visit Paris, France and London, England. He rose from obscurity, a relatively unknown Native American who was taught in white schools, invited into the Freemason order and rose in the ranks by means of his bravery, loyalty, skill, honesty, integrity, respect and honor. As he did in life, even his last words reflected his hope for a future for his Native brethren.

Have pity on the poor Indians. If you have any influence with the great, endeavor to use it for their good.


If there are any errors please privately inbox me so I can update it. As always, if you’d like to read or learn about any specific historical subjects just let me know what they are and I will take note of them.

SEE ALSO:

  • THE COUNCIL OF THREE FIRES AND THE PONTIAC-GUYASUTA UPRISING – This post covers some of the history, culture and religion of the Native American inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of North America, focusing on the Pontiac-Guyasuta Uprising and the Council of Three Fires (the Ottawa, Ojibwe and the Potawatomi); the peace-pipe, the Delaware prophetsRogers’ Rangers, the sport that inspired lacrosse, and some Native battle tactics
  • THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY: THE “SAVAGE” EMPIRE – The origins of the Iroquois Confederacy, the early wars they were involved in, the effects that disease epidemics incurred upon them, the Iroquoian cultural use of torture, scalping, and cannibalism, the tomahawk and its symbolism (bury the hatchet), as well as the taking of captives during mourning wars and adopting them in order to replace lost tribal members. 
  • THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY: THE RED ROMANS AND THE RED COATS – This post covers the religious beliefs of the Iroquois Confederacy, their origin story, their belief in duality (like yin and yang), their secretive and mysterious masked societies, and their involvement in the conflicts between their two great colonial neighbors (New France and the New England) like the famed French and Indian War. I’ll also speak of their involvement in the American Revolutionary War. It is believed that without the aid of the Iroquois Confederacy, North America would now be speaking French instead of English and that France would’ve held a massive portion of the eastern half of North America, leaving a massive battlefield for the French and Spanish to battle over.

So there was this buzzfeed article recently about a senate panel voting to include birth control in women’s healthcare in the military, which is great. Of course, it devolved into a healthcare ideology battle in the comments, and one of the people commenting on it sent me into a moral outrage, and I just really needed to vent. So I’m going to have my rant here, because my perception is that Tumblr is mostly full of good people who will understand/agree with this.

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So, some of my followers may know that I come from New Zealand. (I am now living in the States.) New Zealand has Universal Health Care. We actually have a two tier system, like a lot of countries. You can buy private insurance if you want, and the quality is usually higher, but healthcare is guaranteed to all on the first tier.

In my opinion, this is how it should be in the States.

Now, the woman in the comments says here that “no one is entitled anything just for living and you should have to pay for your own products and services”. In products and services, she’s including healthcare. This sounds like a reasonable enough premise, right? Everyone should work for their keep.

The problem is, if you disseminate her stance, it becomes clear pretty quickly how callous and cruel this ideology can be. Food, clean drinking water, healthcare, a roof over your head–these are all “products and services” that have to be paid for. The things you need to literally survive have to be paid for. What about people who can’t work? I’m not talking about the people who choose not to–and I’m not going to pretend there aren’t some of those people, too, because there are, and I’ve known some myself–but the people who actually can’t work for their keep?

I’ll use an example close to me. My uncle has downs. He is in his forties, and has been cared for by the New Zealand government and taxpayer dollars his whole life. Now, based on her ideology that no-one is entitled to healthcare, or food, or shelter, and that they should work for it–my uncle should be left out on the street to die. He can’t work. His mental faculty is similar to a small child. He’s able to do some small jobs here and there, he’s even allowed to cook for himself at his community (with supervision), he likes to sweep the floors at the local stadium for fun. But he needs constant care, he needs supervision, he can’t hold a steady job, buy insurance, manage his own finances, drive, take himself to the hospital. The idea that you should have to work to earn the basics to live (food, healthcare) is barbaric in cases like his.

And there are so many other cases. Mental and physical disabilities. Chronic pain sufferers. Mental health issues. There are many, many people who would work if they could, but they can’t and this woman, and others like her, would have them out in the cold because they’re not “entitled” to live. There are people who are literally bedridden from their illnesses or disabilities. And apparently those people are entitled to nothing?

Fuck that. Fuck that hard. 

It goes even further than this. How about the people working minimum wage, barely able to afford food, bills, rent? Even the cheapest, shittiest insurance can cost them over $100 a month. To people in dire straights, $100 per month is money better spent on food and transportation to and from their shitty, no-appreciation, low-income jobs. She and her ilk argued in the thread that minimum wage jobs are only stepping stones, and it’s those people’s own faults for not trying harder or looking for something higher paying.

Are you kidding me? People with learning disabilities can struggle to learn in school, and that can affect their job opportunities for life. Some people are naturally shy and don’t do well in interviews, and get looked over for promotions. And these people are getting told they simply need to work harder to be able to afford healthcare for themselves. It’s utter bullshit. I know people who work harder in their low-income jobs than people earning twice as much as them do. How hard you work, for most people, has very, very little affect on your paycheck. My last job paid me $50,000 a year. And you know what’s hilarious about this? The job I had before that paid me $42,000 a year, and was harder and more stressful for me by far. I was being paid more for an easier job. So I loathe people who claim that how much you earn reflects the effort you’ve put in. I know people who have worked themselves to the bone in low-paying jobs, while other people grow up in elite families and have opportunities beyond anything ordinary people get. You think Kylie Jenner worked hard to become rich? She was just lucky to be born into a wealthy family.

People work hard even when they’re poor–often more so when they’re poor. This elitist attitude from some Americans just sickens me.

So, yeah. I’m pretty done with all the conservatives in America who behave like this. In New Zealand, people who bitch about public healthcare are flat-out ignored, because it’s accepted that no matter how you were born, what disabilities you have, what social disadvantages you have, everyone has the right to live. Healthcare is part of your right to live.

And yes, I know that there are people who abuse welfare. Like I said, I’ve met some myself. And it pisses me off, too. But at the end of the day, I care more about the people who actually do need the assistance than I’m angry about the people abusing the system. My priorities will always have me supporting welfare, because it makes zero sense to punish the people who actually need the help just because you’re mad at some people who you perceive to be lazy. I genuinely think that anybody who says healthcare should not be a right of every citizen is selfish, cruel, and callous.

In small groups, where assisting someone else can mean death, hunger, danger to yourself and your loved ones, I can understand not helping out. But in a society as large and as rich as this one, to deny people the basic right to live by denying their healthcare coverage is just sick, and I am appalled by people like this.

anonymous asked:

please look into what role sanctions have played in destroying the economy, what fluctuations in oil prices spearheaded by US allies have done to venezuela's nationalized oil trade (biggest source of income plummeting bc US' oil rich allies plummeted prices), what conditions opposition creates for poorer venezuelans. i do not implore you to support maduro with this, but venezuela did not get here economically because it nationalized. conditions in venezuela are the fault of those who stifled it.

I actually know of those, I’m not linking them rn because I’m on mobile and it’ll make reading harder, but I might reblog this post and add them later.
But this doesn’t change my mind: you’re putting blame everywhere but where it lays.
The situation was worsened by outside interference, it IS true, the US and its allies made everything in their power to worsen the situation, but how does that correlate to the situation /today/? I mean, what was done by the state to prevent the situation from worsening?
I feel like you’re beating a dead horse because i never disagreed with the role the US and its allies had, even though I barely mentioned it, it Was in the links sent, and I still don’t know what your actual problem is? Like I have condemned its role, specially when answering your asks, but I will not agree that maduro was not to blame.

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one time someone told me that liking sally from sherlock was inherently ableist because she stood up to sherlock and im still ……………………..

People tried to pull that shit all the time and it pissed me off, and these people completely ignored the fact that Sherlock in himself was a very abelist and problematic portrayal of mental illness. This has been pointed out many times.  

And let’s not forget the fact that Sherlock is a rich, privileged white male, an asshole at that, who breaks the law but still gets praised for it. who to my knowledge didn’t have to work to get where he was (didn’t have to struggle financially, has back up and support despite the fact that he was breaking the law solving cases).

Sally is a black woman, in a high position in a white male dominated industry; she probably had to work like shit to get where she was. Sherlock busting her cases and playing hero literally jeopardizes her job, the praise/pay goes to him. Of course she is going to get mad, of course she is going to be mean. This privileged white man, who is an ass hole, comes and tries to take charge of her job, oversteps himself and he is praised for it while she is hated.

Sherlock is and ass hole, and liking Sally isn’t ableist. It’s very empowering that she , a black woman, stood up to him knowing that people would get mad at her for it…

I’m sorry but I love sally. She’s the only reason I watched Sherlock. When she wasn’t in the Christmas special I dropped that shit show.

anonymous asked:

good to know you only support pagans and wiccans who are rich

Wait, what? Where is this coming from? If there’s a reblog on my blog that even implies that, please let me know and I will immediately take it down.

anonymous asked:

Who do you relate the most and why? (I don't watch it)

Sutton, 100%.

Deciding to go for what you think you should do in life, what makes sense and what’s safe vs what you’re truly passionate about, even though is risky as hell and a lot of people close to you don’t support it is something that resonates with me immensely. Where I grew up, everyone was ridiculously rich, and had the family networks to slide into whatever career they wanted. Although I wasn’t poor, I was LEAGUES away from everyone else, and making it through college and on my own financially is something that I’ve needed to do and will continue to do, but I am willing to do whatever it takes. I also tend to be the person who can step up in stressful situations and take control of things and pull through in the end, it’s one of my better qualities. I also am the sarcastic, well meaning friend who is always good for a laugh, can find the silver lining/good time in anything, and I am always the person that will push you to go with your gut and follow your heart.

On the negative side, I am pretty terrible with relationships and love, even unconsciously. The “going for the forbidden love vs the guy that’s my best friend and great for me” is a trope I’ve experienced in many facets during my life.

I feel like Sutton, although not as impulsive as, say, Kat, is definitely a free spirit that just wants to feel alive and happy in her existence, and that’s me down to the core.

Plus I’d totally be the girl that went to high tea and had no idea what I was getting myself into.

anonymous asked:

why do you complain about watermarks in your tags all the time? As an indie artist who follows you, it's really annoying to see how bothered you get by people protecting their own artwork.

i’m sorry, i totally understand the reasoning behind them and why it would be frustrating to see me react like that, it just makes me sad that the only experience i will probably have with this artwork (until i get rich and can buy out all of my favorite artists) will forever be tainted by a watermark.  i still post and support the work, i just figured no one reads my tags so that’s where i chose to vent.  wasn’t aware that i was doing it that much though?  feel like i did it once this entire year…  wanna dm me so we can hash this out and i can check out your work? :)

anonymous asked:

eggsy never asks for anything; he gets all flustered when somebody brings him a cuppa for crying out loud and god forbid he go out to eat. but he'd do anything for every one else. those at kingsman aren't quite sure why he's like that, until he mentions how he was scared that if he asked for anything, dean might beat his mum and always tried to take the heat off his mum; "better me than 'er, innit?" he says. roxy, Merlin, harry and the others are quietly horrified.

ugh my heart, broski, my heart. i guess i didn’t need it this is fine it’s all FINE i’m not going to be heartbroken while writing this IT’S FINE it’s all fine 

but for real, this is a really good prompt and absolutely heartbreaking imagining this and i definitely made this way longer than i intended to but 

but i’m going to downplay the angst-y part to something that i can handle with less focus on the family-eggsy protecting michelle part and focusing more on eggsy. i can’t handle the heavy stuff with mom stuff, i’m weak like that, but i think i just have to tweak this a bit and i think i got it. thank you for the prompt! i hope you don’t mind me interpreting it a little loosely~ 

(At first, it’s endearing.) 

It’s late, closer to morning than evening, when Merlin hears someone walk in. He has had the day from Hell–Three agents in delicate situations, two techs down thanks to an experiment gone wrong, and the regular workload on top of that–meaning Merlin hasn’t left the office in forty-eight hours. 

He doesn’t turn around, just lets his head thunk to his desk. “If this is another fucking emergency just put me out of my misery now. Gun to the forehead would be preferable.” 

Merlin startles at the hand that picks up his own and wraps it around a warm, ceramic mug. He picks his head up and stares stupidly at the steaming tea now in his hand, before letting his eyes rise to see whoever brought it. 

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“Don’t you find it a little strange this grown arse man is so interested in you and your art?” I tried to reason with her.

She narrowed her eyes at me. 

“You’re just jealous! You’re jealous I am accomplishing my dream where you’re in IT Support!”

I snapped and stepped forward. “Regina, please! Don’t you see? He’s using you! You really think a rich man like him cares about some silly girl’s amateur art? He’s using you Regina!”

She screeched and stepped forward. Regina pushed me back and I crossed my arms as she shoved her finger against my chest, she was yelling as she spoke, completely infuriated.

“Amateur? How dare you! At the contrary of you he love my art!”

“Regina,” I snapped. “He doesn’t love your art. Your art is NOT that good! Wake up Reg. It’s good, but it’s not museum material! He’s trying to buy you.”

She laughed. “Oh woohoo you, Khalil! You’re not even my full brother! What do you know about art?! You’re nothing but an untalented waste of skill! You are nothing but envious.”

“I’m not envious! Regina! He’s dangerous.”

“You’re nothing but a lout, a liar, and a thief!”

~K.E.