Shake the Dust

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Shake the Dust
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nbcnews:

It’s On: Republicans forge ahead with plan to sue Obama
(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP file)
House Republicans on Wednesday voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his use of executive actions.
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"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
James Baldwin (via cosmofilius)
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fowllanguagecomics:

Whereas any real, self-respecting dad is only derpy, like, 50% of the time.

Or absentee dads.The media portrays men as the anti-domestic, incapable of raising children or keeping a household. It’s a result of patriarchal gender roles, which is why men need feminism too.We need more loving fathers.More stay-at-home-dads balancing domestic chores to perfection.More single fathers.More black and Latino fathers period."16 & Oh-No-I-Got-My-GF-Pregnant-So-Now-I-Will-Do-Everything-In-My-Power-To-Raise-This-Child-Right"
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"Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?"
Kanye West  (via asapkingsofparis)

Yes.

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philalexandros:

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lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.
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Botticelli’s Venus as part of a slide show on buildings during the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France.
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"According to Gallup polling, 59 percent of Americans think that U.S. wealth “should be more evenly distributed” among a larger percentage of the people.

The fact that such a large number of Americans believes that the distribution of wealth is currently too skewed toward the wealthy is made far more relevant by the fact that they don’t actually know just how skewed the wealth distribution has become. As explained by Michael Norton of the Harvard Business School, Americans think that the current distribution of wealth is far more equal than it actually is — in short, they recognize the problem, but lack an understanding as to just how bad it has become."
Why we are not a center-right nation: From minimum wage to the environment to abortion, America is far more liberal than the media or the right admit. (via odinsblog)
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stankonia:

Erykah Badu - Tyrone.
stankonia:

Erykah Badu - Tyrone.
stankonia:

Erykah Badu - Tyrone.
stankonia:

Erykah Badu - Tyrone.
stankonia:

Erykah Badu - Tyrone.
stankonia:

Erykah Badu - Tyrone.
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maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

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I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

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yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

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yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!
maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!
maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!
maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!
maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!
maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!