He looks like Ringo Starr … The worst Beatle. — My 15 year old son
Hi. I’m in a bad living situation and I need to leave. I am a burden to my family, and need to start a life of my own- starting with college.
I want to be an actress, and a pianist.
I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder and it has ruined a lot of my life. But I’m willing to search for a new life outside of this atmosphere of negativity at the Florida State University. I am going to apply for a program where only 30 students get in for a B.F.A in acting and a B.A in either liberal arts or piano.
It sounds ridiculous, but I am Latina (Mexican) and wish to spread my music and performing arts to the children of Los Angeles where my extended family lives to bring representation in America for Latina women. To show that they can reach their dreams too- and I can pay the kindness afforded to me- forward.
I need help to get there.
These dreams are important to me, and I don’t want to lose them because of something like “money”. My parents are not willing to pay the price for my leaving their home. I need $485 dollars for the following fees:
- application fees
- housing fees
- reservation fees
Anything you can donate, would be fantastic. But there are some things I can do for people I can:
- edit papers in English and Spanish
- write poetry (for friends, lovers etc.)
- write essays (annotated, with bibliographies)
- help with a various number of subjects
- write fan fiction for almost any pairing
For a small price, but if you really need it I can do it free too. :)
If you could send an applications for scholarships my way, that would be fantastic also.
You can donate here
Best wishes to you all!
whoops that was me, brittany, using firefox instead of chrome like a big dummy. sorry!
you can say “if you dont fully support abortion, you’re anti-choice.”
but I can say “if you’re not fully against abortion, you’re anti-life.”
you can say anything you want to obviously but that doesn’t a) make it make sense or b) make you right, sooooo
Ya.know, logic, information. Who needs that pesky business?
Certainly not people who label me as “anti-life”.
I can say that dinosaurs crawl out of my ass while I’m sleeping, but it doesn’t mean they do.
I have a rule about Star Trek (all Star Trek) if you think about it too much, none of it makes sense.
Hatred, wedge politics driving ‘scandals.’
Charlie Cook: Red-faced Republicans, circling and preparing to pounce on a second-term Democratic president they loathe, do not respect, and certainly do not fear. Sound familiar? Perhaps reminiscent of Bill Clinton’s second term, after the Monica Lewinsky story broke? During that time, Republicans became so consumed by their hatred of Clinton and their conviction that this event would bring him down that they convinced themselves the rest of the country was just as outraged by his behavior as they were. By the way, what was Clinton’s lowest Gallup job-approval rating in his second term, throughout the travails of investigations and impeachment? It was 53 percent. The conservative echo machine had worked itself into such a frenzy, the GOP didn’t realize that the outrage was largely confined to the ranks of those who never voted for Clinton anyway.
These days, the country is even more polarized, and the conservative echo chamber is louder than ever before. Many conservatives made it all the way to Election Day last November unaware that their White House nominee was falling short. How could Mitt Romney possibly lose when everyone they knew was voting for him? Except that he did lose, and it wasn’t even a very close race. Five other post-World War II presidential elections had closer outcomes.
The simple fact is that although the Republican sharks are circling, at least so far, there isn’t a trace of blood in the water. A new CNN/ORC survey of 923 Americans this past Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, pegged Obama’s job-approval rating at 53 percent, up a statistically insignificant 2 points since their last poll, April 5-7, which was taken before the Benghazi, IRS, and AP-wiretap stories came to dominate the news and congressional hearing rooms. His disapproval rating was down 2 points since that last survey.
This is all very correct, but what really got my attention was the bit about polarization and “the conservative echo chamber.” Republicans have become so reliant on wedge issue politics over the years that they seem to have no idea how to operate without them. In fact, it seems to have become reflexive — they don’t even know they’re doing it.
Meanwhile, all the wedges are turning against them. But they don’t seem to be able to stop. And here again, we see a different sort of wedge that’s working just as poorly, but Republicans are so invested in in that they can’t stop.
Part of the problem is that the base takes these wedge issues extremely seriously. Republican voters believe that Benghazi is literally the worst thing ever, for example. When you have your
marksconstituents whipped up into that sort of a frenzy, you can’t just drop it when it’s not working for you. You’re pretty much committed to the issue, whether it’s a good idea or not. And it’s like that across the board; abortion is the Holocaust, gay marriage will destroy the family, undocumented immigrants are taking over America, etc. By amping everything up to eleven, they set themselves on courses they can’t reverse from — ever. If you drop the issue, the voters you’ve driven into a panic over it won’t show up at the polls.
And so now they find themselves screwed by their own outsized hatred of Barack Obama. The base literally believes he’s a Hitler in the making, so they can’t ever stop attacking him; even when it’s screwing them in the polls.
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THIS WILL NEVER GET OLD
The scene where Spock ate Kirk’s floating cookie right in his face was my favorite part of the movie!!!!!
Outrageous Attacks on Supporters of Church-State Separation: Death Threats, Murdered Pets, and Vandalized Property -
The religious right often wages campaigns of harassment, intimidation and outright violence against First Amendment plaintiffs.
If the people that “love” you are the ones putting you down — you might want to rethink those relationships. There’s a difference between positive criticism to better you as a person versus constant negativity as you try to progress. —
Katerina (via swallow-the-truth)
It took me way too long to figure this out!
So ho much of the current anti-union sentiment is due to racism? My understanding (if I am wrong here, I would appreciate correction.) is many unions were white only until they were forced to integrate. So unions were a way to secure humane conditions and benefits for the common worker, but when black people joined perceptions shifted as corporations were able to leverage racism to portray the common worker as “the” other and not as “us” to white America.
You know, that’s something I never even considered before (probably because I’m Whitey McWhiteboy) but it makes a lot of sense.
(Liberals Unite) - This is one of the better researched examples of Fox News deliberately editing film footage to make false accusations against President Obama.
This clip demonstrates some of the clearest evidence of dishonest Fox News quote mining I have ever seen.
You can watch the video below and if you are interested in seeing all the sources, as well as reading a scene by scene explanation you can visit the LiberalViewer’s YouTube post.
Called the corporate office of the management company that owns the apartment complex. Got their voice mail.
I left a message, but I don’t have a lot of faith in them calling me back. -_-
More than 100 million Americans—one-third of the population—live in poverty or a category called “near poverty.” Yet the stories of the poor and the near poor, the hardships they endure, are rarely told by a media that is owned by a handful of corporations—Viacom, General Electric, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., Clear Channel and Disney. The suffering of the underclass, like the crimes of the power elite, has been rendered invisible. — Chris Hedges (via azspot)
I … I … don’t even know …