Jan. 4th, 2017

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Aries: Kuebiko- A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

Taurus: Mauerbauertraurigkeit- The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.

Gemini: Onism- The frustration of being struck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.

Cancer: Sonder- The realization that each passer-by has a life as vivid &’ complex as your own.

Leo: Hanker Sore- Finding a person so attractive it actually kinda pisses you off.

Virgo: Jouska- A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

Libra: Adronitis- Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.

Scorpio: Exulansis- The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

Sagittarius: Rückkehrunruhe- The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

Capricorn: Opia- The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive &’ vulnerable.

Aquarius: Monachopsis- The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

Pisces: Liberosis- The desire to care less about things.

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You know… Costco has a pharmacy if you REALLY want to stock up.

Plan B only works reliably for people under 160lbs. Ella is more effective for folks over 160lbs and works up to five day after intercourse. Both are OTC medications.

Not craft related, but guys…

THAT 160LB THING IS ALMOST CERTAINLY INCORRECT. i asked my doctor about out of curiosity when i had to get plan B a few months ago and she said it wasn’t true. i also googled the hell out of it and the consensus seems to be that maybe it’s somewhat less effective on obese women than non-obese women, but still likely to work just fine. 

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I took my father to see Rogue One today. I’ve wanted to take him for a while. I wanted my Mexican father, with his thick Mexican accent, to experience what it was like to see a hero in a blockbuster film, speak the way he does. And although I wasn’t sure if it was going to resonate with him, I took him anyway. When Diego Luna’s character came on screen and started speaking, my dad nudged me and said, “he has a heavy accent.” I was like, “Yup.” When the film was over and we were walking to the car, he turns to me and says, “did you notice that he had an accent?” And I said, “Yeah dad, just like yours.” Then my dad asked me if the film had made a lot of money. I told him it was the second highest grossing film of 2016 despite it only being out for 18 days in 2016 (since new year just came around). He then asked me if people liked the film, I told him that it had a huge following online and great reviews. He then asked me why Diego Luna hadn’t changed his accent and I told him that Diego has openly talked about keeping his accent and how proud he is of it. And my dad was silent for a while and then he said, “And he was a main character.” And I said, “He was.” And my dad was so happy. As we drove home he started telling me about other Mexican actors that he thinks should be in movies in America. Representation matters.

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The Medieval Fairytale like Photography of Agnieszka Lorek 

Agnieszka Lorek is a photographer, stylist, editor, painter, composer and musical performer, and a columnist.



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Sometimes around like 95 he said he didn’t need more money. He’s given away literally millions to his town (he had a little league field(?) build so his kid’s team could play) and to other notable charities for decades. He said, and has written in his books, that there’s only so much money a person needs and the rest is just vanity. He was taught that as a child and lived it as a multi-millionare (which he never truly was – bc he gave it away).
He and his family lived in the same modest suburban house in the same modest Maine town since the 70s.

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It’s never subjective to call a lie a lie.

Here’s what to do when the president is a liar.

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My tweets

Jan. 4th, 2017 12:00 pm
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“Family gatherings” aka “90% of the people here are racist”

”..and homophobic”

“and sexist”

“and claim to be none of these things”

“they’re just joking”

“you’re just going through a phase”

“you’ll get used to it”

“so do you have a boyfriend yet?“ 

“Where’s your girlfriend? I though you were a ladies man?”

“What do you plan on doing after college?”

“You don’t know what you’re taking about, shut up.”

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NAACP president among those arrested at sit-in to protest Trump’s nomination of Sessions:


Probably a good time to mention that annual membership in the NAACP is $30/year and lifetime membership is $75/year over 10 years and YES white people can and should be supporting members if they can afford it.

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Sebastian Stan was a child in Romania under Ceaușescu’s regime. When you grow up like that, you’re always looking out for the next dictator.

His face in the last gif. It physically pains me, it’s like my feelings about this whole year summed up in one gif. 

Shut the fuck up, publicist. Your client has an authentic moment based on his real life, and you want to stop him because it’s off the safe, polished, boring script.

Thanks, Will.  I remember when the Wall fell.  I remember what happened after that, and what we found out about Romania, and none of it very pretty.

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With Trump’s election and the threat of fascism, Twitter user Raphael Bob-Waksberg reminds us of Martin Niemöller’s words after WWIII:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

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The Gullah Geechee People Are Fighting For Their Land, Like #NoDAPL Standing Rock:

Descendants of West African slaves in South Carolina are fighting to prevent their land from being confiscated and auctioned. Can they save a traditional way of life that has survived for the one and half centuries since emancipation?

The first Lillian Milton knew about it was when she arrived at the local council offices to settle her tax bill. She was told her home had been sold because she had not paid a $250 levy for a sewer service. She was shocked - at that point she had not even been connected to the sewer system.

“They had sold everything, the property, the house and all and when I offered to pay them with a cheque, they told me I couldn’t. I had to get cash money - 880 some dollars that I had to pay them to get my place back. It’s like they were saying if I didn’t get on the system I wouldn’t have no place to stay.”

Milton suspects the heart attack she suffered in January was brought on by the stress of trying to get her home back.In the end, she says, “my boss lady gave me the money,” and she was able to pay the court fees to redeem her property.

Many of her friends and neighbours in Jackson Village, one of three black communities in Plantersville, South Carolina, face losing their homes in a similar way if they don’t pay the tax for a sewer they say they didn’t want and don’t need.

Last week 20 homes were put up for auction.

Most residents are the direct descendants of West African slaves, who bought land on the former rice plantation, or were deeded it by the government, after emancipation in 1865. Property ownership had special meaning for these former slaves, known as Gullah Geechee, and the land has been proudly passed down through the generations, as a safe haven to raise families and farm.

But America’s seemingly insatiable appetite for coastal living and the money that can be made from buying up cheap former plantation land is a potential threat. The only people we see are the developers,“ says the Rev Ben Grate, gazing at the empty road that snakes through Jackson Village.

“We call them ‘strangers’ and we are afraid of them. Because they come to take your land. They are millionaires, in big cars, driving slow, staking out property, dreaming on what it would be like to have a motel on the river right here.”

With its neat brick-built bungalows, set back from the road in their own plots of land, and protected from the roar of Highway 701 by a dense forest, Jackson Village feels secure and cushioned against change.

But few residents here have deeds to their homes. The freed slaves who originally bought the land were mistrustful of the legal system, or excluded from it, and did not leave written wills.

The land is held in common. The families are entitled to live on it under “heir’s property rights” - but so are all of the descendants of the original owners. Ben Grate estimates that more than a million people, spread out across America, have a share of land in Plantersville, whether they know it or not.

If one of them decides to sell their share of their parents’ or grandparents’ home, a court can order the entire property to be sold at auction.

So although they are living on prime real estate, much sought after for holiday homes, golf courses or country clubs, they cannot simply sell up for a fat profit.

The residents can also have their home seized and sold off if they don’t pay their taxes.

Lillian Milton’s property, which was valued at $46,700 by the Georgetown county assessor, was sold at a delinquent tax sale to a real estate developer for $1,236, according to documents seen by the Georgetown Times. Residents who have their homes taken in this way have a year to redeem them, as Milton did.

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@Hajabeg: “So yesterday on my flight to Vancouver I was watching Supergirl, more specifically, the episode where Alex comes out to Kara. I had headphones on but I was watching it with subtitles, which I do a lot because it is hard for me to understand spoken english sometimes. After Kara tells Alex to go get the girl, I feel a tap on my shoulder. I pause, the guy next to me trying to get my attention. Guy tells me I’m being inconsiderate and disrespectful becausr there were kids on the flight. I shouldn’t expose them to “gay abomination”. I pointed out that the audio is off, but even so, there’s nothing wrong with kids being exposed to queer character, queer heroes on TV. He says it’s wrong, I tell him that a lot of kids are already queer and that I’m sure they’re happy to have their sexuality represented on TV. He gets upset, calls me “one of those disgusting dykes” and “a fucking n*****”. He tells the flight attendant he must switch seats ASAP. I usually don’t let those things get to me, but I was emotional from leaving my home and my family behind, so I got visibly upset. She asks me what’s wrong, I tell her the guy has been attacking me with racial slurs and homophobic comments; the woman behind me backs me up. Guy outright tells FA he absolutely can’t stand sitting next to someone as filthy as me. Of course, I get livid, as well as those around me. FA tells him she’ll solve the problem and leaves, then she comes back and tell me I’ve been upgraded to 1st class, free of charge. Guy is outraged, FA claps back, “You wanted her gone, so she is. Stop disrupting the flight or you’ll have the police waiting upon landing”. I get to First Class, I’m still livid, I take my laptop out and keep watching Supergirl because I can, I love the show and fuck homophobia. After Alex & Maggie kiss, I notice the woman next to staring at my screen so I brrace myself for yet another argument. Thankfully, I’m wrong. She asks if I like Supergirl, I tell her it’s one of my favorite shows. She tells me her daughter loves it & actually got her to watch it. She asksme if I’m alright, and I tell her no–I’m still angry–then tell her what happened. Once I’m done, she tells me Supergirl helped her. Because her BFF of 35 years came out to her as a lesbian and at first, she jusy couldn’t accept it. It went against her beliefs. It was wrong. But watching Alex Danvers’ journey with her daughter “who, mind you, I’m sure she’s a little bit gay” helped her understand her best friend. She told me she saw her best friend’s struggles reflected in Alex. That Alex helped her understand what her best friend was going through. And basically thanks to Supergirl she got past her own prejudice and wrongful belief and now their frienship is stronger than ever. She told me she also joined a group for parents of LGBTQ kids cause she wants to be ready when her daughter comes out to her. It was a happy coincidence that I got to meet a kind and understanding human being after experiencing a very uncomfortable situation”


Supergirl is such an incredible and important show and I love hearing stories like this of how it’s touched peoples lives

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