“But your best friend is still your best friend. Even from half a world away. Distance can’t sever that connection. Best friends are the kind of people who can survive anything. And when best friends see each other again, after being separated by half a world and more miles than you think you can bear, you pick up right where you left off. After all, that’s what best friends do.”—(via lostwiththewolves)
In the first iteration of blogging, let’s say, from 1999-2005, the emphasis was on naïveté. It felt like no one was watching, and probably for most people no one was watching. So people would write openly about their lives, their piquant obsessions, their day to…
“You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century.”—
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, about Russia’s response to the fascist coup in Ukraine, on NBC’s Meet the Press, March 2, 2014
JOKE OF THE WEEK from the mouthpiece of the the U.S. administration that invaded Libya, threatens to bomb Syria, regularly massacres civilians with drones, proclaims its right to assassinate anyone anywhere anytime, is re-colonizing Africa, continues to occupy Afghanistan, etc.
Thanks to Tanya Gilbert
I wonder if Kerry’s speechwriters realize that they just wrote his epitaph…
So, there’s this documentary on BBC which I haven’t watched yet (but I will
on iPlayer later) and an article about it is on their
That said, I inherently know that the premise that it is good for people to
fail to be true. There are many benefits to failing, with many different
From a personal history point of view: much of my development was run by
the fear of being wrong, making mistakes, and generally anything that comes
under this tag of failing - so much so that you end up wearing it. It
becomes personal. You feel it is somehow a reflection of you and it in
turn, it will wear away at your confidence and thus sets you up to continue
to make those mistakes and “fail”.
It took a lot of things for me to see that and to break out of that cycle.
It wasn’t that long ago either.
The lessons remain with me and a reminder of a form of a quote tagline in my eMail Sig remains:
> If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
Anyhoo, that’s the allotted 15 seconds of personal caring, sharing and TMI …
and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,
"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"
And the whole class just went
and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”
While that’s amusing, you’re being told a misconstrued truth. Taxes on tea and sugar were there for many years. In fact, the infamous tea party in boston came about not because taxes were being introduced, but because they were finally going to level them out across the colonies and even remove them from certain shipments. This was bad news for a small group of Americans who had been shipping in tea and sugar through the “black markets” avoiding those heavy taxes that the rest of the colonies, and in fact much of Europe at the time, were exposed to. For these “importers” it meant they no longer had a product that was cheaper than the British imports, and that was potential fortunes out the window. John Hancock was one of the men. He had a vested interest in ensuring that if the British taxes were not in play, then they shouldn’t be around either.
have you noticed that when someone goes ‘i was bitten by a dog once and now I’m kinda wary around them’ most people are like ‘aw, I understand’ but if a woman says she’s been raped/abused by men in the past and is now scared of them she gets told she’s paranoid and needs to get over it?
I noticed that.
have you noticed that when a dog bites a person, it gets put down
“While evolutionary psychology suggests that women pass on casual sex due to an inherent lack of sexual desire, Conley says there’s an entirely different reason. She posits that women say “thanks, but no thanks” for fear of being judged. She also says that women have serious reservations about whether a one-night stand would be enjoyable with a new partner. She tries to explain to men, “The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward.” Also, “A lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.” Preach.”—
Besides, I really am surprised that men do not care about the same things, though, evidence shows otherwise. Any how’s, my only advice then is to paraphrase, lick it, flick it and then once she’s had her first, it’s time to ramp it up … If you do it right, it may not just be fun for the one night!
“Of course, she published my correspondence and evidence of my ego-surf and reminded me that she wanted me to “die”. Long story short, she’s a really nice lady I’ve met in real life. She sells naturally coloured yarn on Etsy and likes Shoegaze and feminism. I think she is a vegan.”—Helen Razer on trolls and Twitter | Crikey (via indefensible)
You are one of the best US-SJ people on tumblr I have ever read, very mindful of the differences in the concept of “White” in different counties and I am really need your advice on this problem, if you are willing to give it, of cause.