1. boyqueen:


    honestly one of my all time favorite songs

    Wash Away- Julie Loyd

    Slip out of my jeans, and your navy tee
    the one you wore when

    there wasn’t air

    between you and me

    Here in this room, traces of you,
    the one that I knew
    I can almost see you
    bathing beside
    the candle we made

    the flame has long since burned out
    but you keep it, to say,

    what the water won’t wash away,

    time may

    There was a time we wont talk about
    me standing tall, in my clear water gown
    you on your knees, I thought you could drown
    when the love that we made could bring you
    down to the ground

    but what the water won’t wash away

    time may

    and I remember clearly the time
    you looked down my shirt
    you were already engaged, playing happy but hurt
    so I slick up my skin, with your castille soap,
    so I can smell where you’ve been

    but I already know…

    what the water won’t wash away 

    time may

    time may

    the curse of the moon, is the same as the sea,
    slaves to the tide, like you could come right back to me
    look how it standing now, those castles we made in the sand

    still king and queen
    of a kingdom that’s left
    a view of the sea,

    for dryer land

    dryer land

    But what the water won’t wash away

    what the water won’t wash away

    what the water won’t wash away

    time may

    time may

    (Source: bbseamonster)

    julie loyd wash away
     

  2. zladkohasaboaraffe:

    fracturedrefuge:

    notesonascandal:

    To assist you in identifying and resisting dominant and unequal power relationships in your life, we’ve compiled a list of common phrases people in historically dominant roles have been conditioned to and may use to try to silence oppressed others, particularly when they perceive their dominance to be challenged.

    The quotations below were used by men against women and are thus patriarchal; however, one could expect to find similar strategic dismissals and silencing of the accounts and concerns of people of color, working class and poor people, queer and LGBTQI people, young people, fat people, disabled people, and other marginalized folks in the discourses of those who discriminate against them. The simultaneous and intersecting nature of oppression is also considered here.

    These strategies, and others we may have missed, can be found in any order, but from our experiences attempts to silence us commonly go something like this:

    Assert authority
    Question your knowledge/judgment
    Delegitimize your response
    Delegitimize you
    Enforce dominant point of view
    Shut down debate or conversation

    Strategy: Assert authority.
    1.    No, but…
    2.    You’re wrong.
    3.    You’ve been wrong before.
    4.    That’s not true.
    5.    Are you sure? I’m going to Google it.
    6.    Really? I don’t believe it.
    7.    That’s never happened to me / anyone I know.
    8.    I’ve never seen / heard of that.

    Strategy: Question your knowledge/judgment.
    9.    You don’t know that for sure.
    10.    You don’t know what you’re talking about.
    11.    That doesn’t count.
    12.    This is a completely different situation.
    13.    You’re making it about (structural oppression goes here) when it’s not.

    Strategy: Delegitimize your response.
    14.    You’re overreacting.
    15.    You’re blowing it out of proportion.
    16.    Why are you making such a big deal out of it?
    17.    Stop getting so emotional.
    18.    Don’t tell me you’re upset about this.
    19.    You’re getting angry /raising your voice / shouting again.
    20.    Not everything is about…(structural oppression goes here). 
    21.    Stop trying to make it about…(structural oppression goes here). 
    22.    You always say that.
    23.    I knew you’d do this.
    24.    Can’t we talk about something else?

    Strategy: Delegitimize you.
    25.    (Rude laughter)
    26.    (to someone else) She’s crazy. Don’t listen to her.
    27.    Why can’t you just relax?
    28.    Can’t you take a joke?
    29.    I’m just joking.
    30.    You’re so serious all the time.
    31.    You’re so angry all the time.
    32.    You have no sense of humour.

    Strategy: Enforce the dominant point of view.
    33.    You have to accept that…
    34.    You must agree that…
    35.    It’s obvious that…
    36.    You must be stupid to think that…
    37.    Everybody knows…

    Strategy: Shut down debate or conversation.
    38.    This is a stupid / irrelevant / useless conversation.
    39.    Why are we still having this conversation?
    40.    It’s not important.
    41.    Not everything is a campaign.
    42.    You’re making it worse by talking about it.
    43.    Why don’t you just give it up already?
    44.    I’m done. 
    45.    Are we done?
    46.    Are you happy now?
    47.    I’m gonna hang up.
    48.    I don’t debate on this topic.
    49.    I’m not having this conversation.
    50.    I said I was sorry! Isn’t that enough?

    This.

    Just.  All of this.

    I think I should make it known that by the time I got to ‘Delegitimize You’, I was pretty overwhelmed.

    (Source: )

     

  3. I finally figured out a term for this

    ceepolk:

    dolgematki:

    fromonesurvivortoanother:

    You know how white liberal people are so quick to support gay marriage, but then they completely ignore things like violence against GSM people of color, or higher rates of GSM youth incarceration, abuse, and homelessness, or there being no legal protections for being fired or evicted for being gay or non-binary?

    TRICKLE DOWN JUSTICE

    Like I believe marriage is important— especially the legal protections and privileges it comes with. But when people are regularly dying and being abused because they are not hetero or cisgender, and no one wants to talk about it…that’s Trickle Down Justice. Because the impression is that getting this one single goal will suddenly make things better, and that these are the only “rights” people need to fight for. We don’t want to be critical of our society and how things like race, gender, and class affect how a trans person of color is treated. Or how there are a ton of homeless Queer youth. Or how marriage in general is still very flawed and assimilationist.

    We don’t want to admit that this “big step” we are fighting for is only really going to help a small subset of the actual LGBT population.

    This is something to think about.

    …Trickle Down Justice

    That’s perfect

    and the comparison to urine doesn’t even miss a beat

    (via sugaredvenom)

     
  4. jtotheizzoe:

    sciencepopularis:

    A magnetic field visualized

    Love simple, effective demonstrations like this!

    Speaking of magnetism, have you seen this amazing ferrofluids video yet?

    (via mrsexsmith)

    trying to understand magnets magnetic vs electric
     

  5. thelovelanguage:

    positivemilkhotel:

    positivemilkhotel:

    a cover of “Five Years Time” by Noah and the Whale

    i can’t whistle so i used a slide whistle and it’s…… interesting

    because not many people are on at 10 on a thursday morning

    omg i’m so glad i didn’t miss this because it’s so cute i have goosebumps 

    (via heromode)

    Five Years Time Noah and the Whale covers music really good things
     
  6. boyqueen:

    HOLY CRAP my hair would be perfect for this right now.  realllly into this.  *goes to make a bow*

    (via bbseamonster)

     
  7. kateordie:

    SWF seeks partner for extensive debates on the subject of Warrior Princesses in general, must be fluent in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mulan and Sailor Moon. References to Spera and/or Kill Bill a plus.

    (via queercore)

     

  8. The Scythian Steppes: Seven #Sworcery Songs Localized for Japan

    thesixthestate:

    The Scythian Steppes: Seven #Sworcery Songs Localized for Japan

    Superbrothers Capy Jim Guthrie remix Sword & Sworcery hnnnnng Baiyon games
     

  9. deliciouskaek:

    abaldwin360:

    big thanks to reddit user CaspianX2 for typing all this out!

    What people call “Obamacare” is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, people were calling it “Obamacare” before everyone even hammered out what it would be. It’s a term mostly used by people who don’t like the PPaACA, and it’s become popularized in part because PPaACA is a really long and awkward name, even when you turn it into an acronym like that.

    Anyway, the PPaACA made a bunch of new rules regarding health care, with the purpose of making health care more affordable for everyone. Opponents of the PPaACA, on the other hand, feel that the rules it makes take away too many freedoms and force people (both individuals and businesses) to do things they shouldn’t have to.

    So what does it do? Well, here is everything, in the order of when it goes into effect (because some of it happens later than other parts of it):

    Already in effect:

    • It allows the Food and Drug Administration to approve more generic drugs (making for more competition in the market to drive down prices)

    • It increases the rebates on drugs people get through Medicare (so drugs cost less)

    • It establishes a non-profit group, that the government doesn’t directly control, to study different kinds of treatments to see what works better and is the best use of money.

    • It makes chain restaurants like McDonalds display how many calories are in all of their foods, so people can have an easier time making choices to eat healthy.

    • It makes a “high-risk pool” for people with pre-existing conditions. Basically, this is a way to slowly ease into getting rid of “pre-existing conditions” altogether. For now, people who already have health issues that would be considered “pre-existing conditions” can still get insurance, but at different rates than people without them.

    • It renews some old policies, and calls for the appointment of various positions.

    • It creates a new 10% tax on indoor tanning booths.

    • It says that health insurance companies can no longer tell customers that they won’t get any more coverage because they have hit a “lifetime limit”. Basically, if someone has paid for life insurance, that company can’t tell that person that he’s used that insurance too much throughout his life so they won’t cover him any more. They can’t do this for lifetime spending, and they’re limited in how much they can do this for yearly spending.

    • Kids can continue to be covered by their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26.

    • No more “pre-existing conditions” for kids under the age of 19.

    • Insurers have less ability to change the amount customers have to pay for their plans.

    • People in a “Medicare Gap” get a rebate to make up for the extra money they would otherwise have to spend.

    • Insurers can’t just drop customers once they get sick.

    • Insurers have to tell customers what they’re spending money on. (Instead of just “administrative fee”, they have to be more specific).

    • Insurers need to have an appeals process for when they turn down a claim, so customers have some manner of recourse other than a lawsuit when they’re turned down.

    • New ways to stop fraud are created.

    • Medicare extends to smaller hospitals.

    • Medicare patients with chronic illnesses must be monitored more thoroughly.

    • Reduces the costs for some companies that handle benefits for the elderly.

    • A new website is made to give people insurance and health information.

    • A credit program is made that will make it easier for business to invest in new ways to treat illness.

    • A limit is placed on just how much of a percentage of the money an insurer makes can be profit, to make sure they’re not price-gouging customers.

    • A limit is placed on what type of insurance accounts can be used to pay for over-the-counter drugs without a prescription. Basically, your insurer isn’t paying for the Aspirin you bought for that hangover.

    • Employers need to list the benefits they provided to employees on their tax forms.

    8/1/2012

    • Any health plans sold after this date must provide preventative care (mammograms, colonoscopies, etc.) without requiring any sort of co-pay or charge.

    1/1/2013

    • If you make over $200,000 a year, your taxes go up a tiny bit (0.9%)

    1/1/2014

    This is when a lot of the really big changes happen.

    • No more “pre-existing conditions”. At all. People will be charged the same regardless of their medical history.

    • If you can afford insurance but do not get it, you will be charged a fee. This is the “mandate” that people are talking about. Basically, it’s a trade-off for the “pre-existing conditions” bit, saying that since insurers now have to cover you regardless of what you have, you can’t just wait to buy insurance until you get sick. Otherwise no one would buy insurance until they needed it. You can opt not to get insurance, but you’ll have to pay the fee instead, unless of course you’re not buying insurance because you just can’t afford it.

    • Insurer’s now can’t do annual spending caps. Their customers can get as much health care in a given year as they need.

    • Make it so more poor people can get Medicare by making the low-income cut-off higher.

    • Small businesses get some tax credits for two years.

    • Businesses with over 50 employees must offer health insurance to full-time employees, or pay a penalty.

    • Limits how high of an annual deductible insurers can charge customers.

    • Cut some Medicare spending

    • Place a $2500 limit on tax-free spending on FSAs (accounts for medical spending). Basically, people using these accounts now have to pay taxes on any money over $2500 they put into them.

    • Establish health insurance exchanges and rebates for the lower-class, basically making it so poor people can get some medical coverage.

    • Congress and Congressional staff will only be offered the same insurance offered to people in the insurance exchanges, rather than Federal Insurance. Basically, we won’t be footing their health care bills any more than any other American citizen.

    • A new tax on pharmaceutical companies.

    • A new tax on the purchase of medical devices.

    • A new tax on insurance companies based on their market share. Basically, the more of the market they control, the more they’ll get taxed.

    • The amount you can deduct from your taxes for medical expenses increases.

    1/1/2015

    • Doctors’ pay will be determined by the quality of their care, not how many people they treat.

    1/1/2017

    • If any state can come up with their own plan, one which gives citizens the same level of care at the same price as the PPaACA, they can ask the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for permission to do their plan instead of the PPaACA. So if they can get the same results without, say, the mandate, they can be allowed to do so. Vermont, for example, has expressed a desire to just go straight to single-payer (in simple terms, everyone is covered, and medical expenses are paid by taxpayers).

    2018

    • All health care plans must now cover preventative care (not just the new ones).

    • A new tax on “Cadillac” health care plans (more expensive plans for rich people who want fancier coverage).

    2020

    • The elimination of the “Medicare gap”

    .

    Aaaaand that’s it right there.

    The biggest thing opponents of the bill have against it is the mandate. They claim that it forces people to buy insurance, and forcing people to buy something in unconstitutional. Personally, I take the opposite view, as it’s not telling people to buy a specific thing, just to have a specific type of thing, just like a part of the money we pay in taxes pays for the police and firemen who protect us, this would have us paying to ensure doctors can treat us for illness and injury.

    Plus, as previously mentioned, it’s necessary if you’re doing away with “pre-existing conditions” because otherwise no one would get insurance until they needed to use it, which defeats the purpose of insurance.

    I bolded the bit about the mandate that a lot of folks are ignoring — basically the part about not being able to afford it. 

    There was something in here that I wasn’t too fond of/too clear on (yes, I’ve forgotten what it is already, I’ll need to re-read), but it’s outweighed, imo, by all the good things it does.

    (via tough-titty-deactivated20121030)

    politics obamacare what is obamacare affordable care act Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
     
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  11. "Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too."
    — Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid (via ditchtherest)
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