Jan. 17th, 2017

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kristyjacobo:

Forever reblogging this.

And the fact that there’s more than one company means several people called makes it even better.

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World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos:

shychemist:

Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top.

As decision makers and many of the super-rich gather for this week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, the charity’s report suggests the wealth gap is wider than ever, with new data for China and India indicating that the poorest half of the world owns less than previously estimated.

Oxfam, which described the gap as “obscene”, said if the new data had been available before, it would have shown that in 2016 nine people owned the same as the 3.6 billion who make up the poorest half of humanity, rather than 62 estimated at the time.

In 2010, by comparison, it took the combined assets of the 43 richest people to equal the wealth of the poorest 50 percent, according to the latest calculations.

Continue Reading.

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It is easy to forget that, until fairly recently, many white Americans loathed Dr. King:

FWIW, I remember that assassination very well. Nobody was happy, matter of fact I remember teachers brought to tears. While I was in a neighborhood so white the indigenous kids from the reservation nearby were the only ‘color’ around, nobody said anything but praise for MLK in my hearing. We’d lost two Kennedys by then. Assholes were killing good people, that’s how it played.

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for-all-mankind:

historical-spaceflight:

Eugene Andrew Cernan - American Naval officer and aviator, NASA astronaut, an advocate for space exploration, commander of Apollo 17, and the last person to leave footsteps on the moon almost forty-five years ago, has passed away at the age of 82. “It’s our destiny to explore. It’s our destiny to be a space-faring nation.”

Farewell, Gene. Now both the First and Last men on the moon have left us.

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seananmcguire:

isanah:

dduane:

dizzy-redhead:

glynnisi:

a-40k-author:

onekisstotakewithme:

Reblog if you think it’s a good way to practice writing.

Reblog if you have made friends because of fanfiction.

My sister called it a waste of time and I want to prove her wrong.

Tell your sister I’m now a professionally paid author because of “fanfic.”

Tell your sister to get over herself.

Tell your sister things that make you happy are never a waste of time

Fanfic is no waste of time. I ficced Star Trek so hard that eventually Paramount started paying me (through Pocket Books) to write it professionally. I spent more or less three months fairly high up on the New York Times Bestseller List because of having gotten really good at writing Trek while writing hundreds of thousands of words of fanfic. (Your first million words are for practice, David Gerrold always used to say, and I think he may be right.) 

And fanfic is a source of joy: for the reader, ideally, but at least for the writer. True joy is never wasted.

Tell your sister that I started writing fanfic as a teen and into my twenties, and the skills I learned from that got me two pub’d stories in my thirties.
Oh, and that there are fanfic pieces that still move me to tears.

A piece of fanfic moved me to tears today.

If your sister doesn’t want it, more for me! What a shame, to miss out on so much joy -

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barduil:

The Fandom Fic Rec Days are back!

It is easy to make people look at art; all you need is a reblog. But when it comes to make people want to read fanfiction, it can get just a little more tricky.

To give writers more recognition, and to celebrate their stories, we’ve decided to organize the Fic Rec Days.

On February 10th, 11th, and 12th, you’re invited to rec your favourite fics, from the all time faves to the WIPs you’re currently enjoying.

How? In any way you want!

Create a post saying why people should read the fic!

Draw some fanart!

Create graphics/aesthetics!

Make a fic rec list!

Make a mix!

And so on.

Anything, really; there’s no way of rec’ing worth less than another.

This way, you will:

Promote writers’ fic, and maybe get them new readers.

Make their day, they will be super happy!

Maybe encourage them to write more (win-win!)

Any rules/extra information?

Tag your posts with #ficrecdays

Tag your fandom/ship.

You can always queue if you’re not available!

Readers, please consider leaving a comment on the fics you liked!

Above all else, have fun, make people happy (writers and new readers alike!)

Reblog to spread the word, and see you then! :D

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ithelpstodream:

Here’s a MLK quote I’d love to see white people share.

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laughingsquid:

9 Model Train Engines Pulling 243 Cars Go Around a Rail Spiral in an Endless Mesmerizing Loop

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narniac4aslan:

Some early designs of Tadashi with his hat front and back

We could have had a glasses Tadashi. GLASSES TADASHI!!! *tear*

And still, all the designs kept to a nerd-chique type of style. Love it! :D 

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bidyke:

kimi-ni-sachi-are:

[Watch the entire video of tomska's Sex Talk here]

Male resistance to rape culture: UR DOIN IT RIGHT

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placentalmammal:

drhaniwa:

スパゲッティみたいなケーブルがスッキリ…配線の達人によるビフォー・アフター写真いろいろ

These are the blessed servers of organization. Reblog to banish the mental chaos of 2016 and secure prosperity and good executive function in 2017.

Cable management porn

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My tweets

Jan. 17th, 2017 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 13:06: RT @repjohnlewis: We are one people, one family, one house--the American house. We must learn to live together as brother & sister or we wi…
  • Mon, 13:06: RT @jlina: It's MLK weekend and Trump is attacking a civil rights hero so it's a good time to repost the MLK quote that us white folk gotta…
  • Mon, 13:06: RT @Stefmara: Raise your hand (retweet) if you (or know someone who) have ever taken birth control for health reasons, & not just to preven…
  • Mon, 13:08: RT @wilw: “A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media” by @Alexey__Kovalev https://t.co/UNiQFdK9LW
  • Mon, 13:08: RT @DonCheadle: Mom: I had to stop carrying a gun when I was younger. Me: Why? Mom: Because "excuse me" turned into "move".
  • Mon, 13:09: RT @CoryBooker: Some of my favorite parts of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech – brought to you by the students of @GOCSchools i…
  • Mon, 13:09: RT @KamalaHarris: I would like to take a moment today to also celebrate John Lewis, who has repeatedly shown us the value of getting into “…
  • Mon, 13:10: RT @POTUS: In honor of their legacy, @FLOTUS and I are joining Americans across the country in a day of service to our community here in D.…
  • Mon, 13:10: RT @POTUS: Dr. King and those who marched with him proved that people who love their country can change it. As Americans, we all owe them a…
  • Mon, 16:50: RT @NASA: We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. https://t.co/Q9OSdRewI5 http…
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copperbadge:

tehnakki:

copperbadge:

tehnakki:

copperbadge:

Hey all, my friend @damaskrosechicago‘s godmother is looking to sponsor someone who wants to attend the Women’s March but hasn’t got the financial means – I didn’t know anyone offhand who could go but couldn’t afford it, and it’s a bit time-sensitive obvs., so I’m tossing it out there to the readership. She’d like to sponsor one person to attend, up to about $100. 

If you’re interested, get in touch at @damaskrosechicago‘s askbox! 

Additionally, if you’re coming to DC and don’t know anyone feel free to hit me up. I’ll be there with my girl gang for the march, and you can definitely march with us.

Nakki is good people, I will vouch! 

I’m actually 40 cats in a Star Wars replica winter coat. But close enough.

Nakki is good cats in a Star Wars replica coat, I stand corrected. 

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