Schindermania!

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Oh yeah, worse today.

Oh yeah, worse today.

yes, these are my legs last night. they might look worse now…the good news: i have completely moved out of my storage space - if you’re not using it or even going to the space to get things more than once a year, you don’t need it! the bad news: it took most of yesterday, it was super hot, and this is what happens when i move stuff by myself.but bruises heal, and i no longer have to pay for storage. never ever again. i swear.

yes, these are my legs last night. they might look worse now…
the good news: i have completely moved out of my storage space - if you’re not using it or even going to the space to get things more than once a year, you don’t need it!
the bad news: it took most of yesterday, it was super hot, and this is what happens when i move stuff by myself.
but bruises heal, and i no longer have to pay for storage. never ever again. i swear.

this is even better if you happen to have hip hop playing in the background (oh word by the bboys for me).

this is even better if you happen to have hip hop playing in the background (oh word by the bboys for me).

(Source: justhiitit, via capnmuttonchops)

honeytrek:

Marching with the Pipers to the Argyllshire Gathering in #Oban #Scotland - <3 #Piobaireachd (at Oban Highland Games)

up your kilt!

honeytrek:

Marching with the Pipers to the Argyllshire Gathering in #Oban #Scotland - <3 #Piobaireachd (at Oban Highland Games)

up your kilt!

(via capnmuttonchops)

cthulhucore:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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Are we surprised by this?

nope.

cthulhucore:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

(Read Full Text)

Are we surprised by this?

nope.

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humansofnewyork:

“I think my grandfather may have the correct approach to art. He’s had a long career, and in his retirement he’s been working on building a boat. I doubt he’ll ever finish it, but I don’t think that’s particularly important to him. He wakes up every morning, drinks his cup of coffee, then goes out to his workshop to sand a tiny portion of wood. He doesn’t need to finish that boat to pay the rent. He can afford to have some distance from it, so he gets to enjoy it. He looks at that boat tenderly, like he looks at his grandkids. He gets to have a dream without the necessity of achieving it.”

that&#8217;s the correct approach to art for those who can afford it, sure.

humansofnewyork:

“I think my grandfather may have the correct approach to art. He’s had a long career, and in his retirement he’s been working on building a boat. I doubt he’ll ever finish it, but I don’t think that’s particularly important to him. He wakes up every morning, drinks his cup of coffee, then goes out to his workshop to sand a tiny portion of wood. He doesn’t need to finish that boat to pay the rent. He can afford to have some distance from it, so he gets to enjoy it. He looks at that boat tenderly, like he looks at his grandkids. He gets to have a dream without the necessity of achieving it.”

that’s the correct approach to art for those who can afford it, sure.

the whole album is this good!

(Source: dynamoe)

How I Got Really Skinny In Four Days

slackmistress:

writinginbedagain:

ninayomama:

I’m going to straight up say that this article made me feel horrible. Like, I love Molls but I’m a 5’6” gal who weighs roughly 138 and the fact that Molls who is taller than me is having a crap day cus she weighs 127 is actually hurting me.  Like, I try so hard to like my body, I eat at home most of the time and I skateboard and walk everywhere, my stomach is pretty flat and i have a thigh gap and all that shit but god when i read this article i feel like a disgusting pig and I want to die.

Molls and I are about the same height and I am sure I weigh about 100 more pounds than  she does.

I do my best to understand how thinner women struggle with their bodies and feeling confident. My best friend is so, so much smaller than I am, and even back in junior high when she was rail thin, she’d freak out and jump rope if she thought she was gaining weight.

My main concern is a woman’s inability to enjoy her body. My other concern is referring to any size other than small as a tent or a tarp, and I think this is a fabulous way to make larger women feel like monsters next to you.

However, I’ll tell you this. I’ve met a lot of people in person who I first met online, and while they were friendly in person, sometimes their blogs or tweets reflected a very different line of thinking. I have read tons of fat-shaming from these folks, the same ones who would hug and smile and be kind to me in person. I thought, “Are they forgetting that I’m not skinny at all? Do they know they are making me feel like they secretly talk shit about my appearance?”

Listen, skinny girls. I’ll support your right to feel insecure about your appearance, but when you use language that reflects that you find it shameful to wear anything above a small or x-small, I have to ask that you look deeper into this personal problem because spreading it out to larger women is kind of a dick move. 

I’m not quite sure how to make that make more sense, but what I’m saying is that I have loved my friends very sincerely, but I question whether they think of me as a person worthy of their respect when, according to this use of language, I’m basically wearing a circus tent every time I leave the house.

Listen, skinny girls. I’ll support your right to feel insecure about your appearance, but when you use language that reflects that you find it shameful to wear anything above a small or x-small, I have to ask that you look deeper into this personal problem because spreading it out to larger women is kind of a dick move.

M, that makes perfect sense. Thank you.

skinny girl weighing in: i don’t care what size i’m wearing, i just want my clothes to fit. trust me a week of stress and anxiety can make my clothes way too loose, which sounds great, but it really isn’t.
it means i have nothing to wear to that event, or that i’ve worn the same two things for weeks (cleverly accented so people don’t notice). i have to worry about getting enough nutrients, because i’m manic and not eating enough.
and when i say i have weight issues, other women roll their eyes.
i agree, no fat shaming, no body shaming, but can we not dismiss, and thereby shame skinny girls, too?
thanks in advance. we’re all beautiful and fabulous!

(Source: molls)