" Unreal Estate " by Tim Doyle
Articulate by Jamila Lyiscott ” a “tri-tongued orator,” and this powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.” From Ted Talks. Just listen to it guys.
I am 24 years old I shouldn’t still be getting pimples I feel like I should have been warned about this aspect of “adulthood”.
Stargazers could be in for a rare display Sept. 12 as an Earth-directed solar flare ignites the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, in the United States. As a result of the flare’s direction and strength, the dazzling light display could reach as far south as Maryland in the east and down to Kansas farther west.
Anonymous said: Pardon my ignorance, but who is Stephen Harper? What did he do?
He’s the Prime Minister (the equivalent of the President of the USA) of Canada. He’s been in power 8 years now.
He’s one the worst politicians that Canada has ever produced.
He blindly supports everything israel does (which is why he’s been nominated for a noble peace prize by a pro-israel group). He even actively blocked a request to treat Palestinian kids who were injured or dying in Canadian hospitals (the Ontario government and Toronto Hospitals all agreed to help).
He made Canada leave the Kyoto protocol; the only country in the world to do so.
Also under Harper’s control, environmental regulations have been slashed and the entire government’s focus seems to be on promoting the oil sands in Alberta; AKA one of the most energy and water intensive methods of oil extraction plus it is poisoning the environment and water supplies locally.
He doesn’t care about aboriginal rights in this country. He’s declined to do anything concrete about the epidemic of aboriginal women who continue to go missing or murdered in this country.
He is anti-science and muzzles government scientists from talking about their work. Most of this work is environmental in nature or related to climate change. The government has also been radically changing the National Research Council; now it only focuses on profitable science; no longer is basic research considered. Oh yeah and they defunded several world famous environmental research facilities in Canada.
The government is the only one in the entire british commonwealth’s history to be found to be in ‘contempt of parliament’. It has never happened anywhere in any of the former british colonies until Stephen Harper prorogued parliament to save face.
He’s been involved in numerous major scandals; including cheating during elections, allegations of robocalls to mislead voters and paying off canadian senators in a secret cover up.
I can’t even list all the terrible things he’s done, but here is a quick list of just what I could think of off the top of my head.
Here’s some more info on why Stephen Harper is bad news for Canada:
Be sure to check out that link at the end, because you’ll see such gems as Stephen Harper replacing all the photos and paintings of former Prime Ministers in the parliament lobby with photos of himself, and renaming the government after himself.
It’s not a joke. In light of all the awful shit he does I just find these two particular things to be so fucking hilarious and juvenile. Like I’m just imagining the face of the poor assistant or worker or whoever when they’re told they are to take down all the paintings in the House of Commons lobby and replace them all with pictures of Stephen Harper in various poses. I seriously cannot stop laughing.
again my unlimited love for persian carpets.
Honestly, one of my life goals is to be able to have enough money to afford a persian rug, and like a place to put it.
'If you write a secret about yourself in your private diary and someone breaks into your house, steals it and shows it to everyone, it's your fault for writing it down in the first place!'
i’m not a traditional witch
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