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drzank:

scumprince:

Recite a poem.
Read the first page to one of your favorite books.
Read the little blurb on the back of your shampoo bottle.
Do a tongue-twister.
Say something in a different language. 
Share an anecdote.
Do the rains in Spain stay mainly on the plains?
Summarize the last film/TV episode you watched.
Let us hear your ringtone and text message sound.
Tell a joke. 
What did you have to eat today? 
Talk about something that really scares you.
Talk about something that makes you happy.
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
What is your favorite curse word?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
If you’re brave enough, singing us a little song.

So, I did this essentially because I couldn’t sleep, and man, is it weird to listen to yourself talk for almost ten minutes. Anyway! I hum little sing-songy noises while I think, apparently, too.

Maybe I’ll do this to practice voice training at some point. Or since a bunch of you have said you’re curious to hear my voice because I have never spoken audibly online…

drzank:

scumprince:

  1. Recite a poem.
  2. Read the first page to one of your favorite books.
  3. Read the little blurb on the back of your shampoo bottle.
  4. Do a tongue-twister.
  5. Say something in a different language. 
  6. Share an anecdote.
  7. Do the rains in Spain stay mainly on the plains?
  8. Summarize the last film/TV episode you watched.
  9. Let us hear your ringtone and text message sound.
  10. Tell a joke. 
  11. What did you have to eat today? 
  12. Talk about something that really scares you.
  13. Talk about something that makes you happy.
  14. What is your favorite word?
  15. What is your least favorite word?
  16. What turns you on?
  17. What turns you off?
  18. What sound or noise do you love?
  19. What sound or noise do you hate?
  20. What is your favorite curse word?
  21. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
  22. What profession would you not like to do?
  23. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
  24. If you’re brave enough, singing us a little song.

So, I did this essentially because I couldn’t sleep, and man, is it weird to listen to yourself talk for almost ten minutes. Anyway! I hum little sing-songy noises while I think, apparently, too.

Maybe I’ll do this to practice voice training at some point.

Or since a bunch of you have said you’re curious to hear my voice because I have never spoken audibly online…

(Source: geekykristie)

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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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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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lightworldmidna:

Hey guys! As some of you may or may not know, I’ve recently opened up my Etsy store to sell Mirror of Twilight Replicas! ^.^ (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LightWorldMidna) I spread it around Tumblr a bit and I got a lot of responses saying that some of you reeeally reeeally want one, which makes me happy! I know some of you can’t muster up that much money, so I’ve decided to do this give-away!

Unfortunately I’m not financially in a place to be giving a mirror away for free (it costs me to make them, after all).
 BUT, since this giveaway is also for my store’s publicity, if you do have the money to buy one outright and support me, please, please do. If enough people do this before the end of the giveaway, I might be able to give away a mirror for free, also.

The prizes are as follows;

  • ONE person will win a 75% discount code.
  • ONE person will win a 50% discount code.
  • TWO people will win a 25% discount code.
  • TWO people will win a free shipping code.

Here are the rules:

  • Since this is for my store and is basically nothing to do with my Tumblr, you don’t have to be following me. If you are, though, I might be able throw in something extra. This could either be here, (http://lightworldmidna.tumblr.com/) which is my Zelda blog, or my personal blog (http://azaleai.tumblr.com/) which is mostly cats and stuff. Both blogs are updated with news on my mirrors.
  • This giveaway will also be running on my deviantART, (http://lightworldmidna.deviantart.com/) as a journal (http://lightworldmidna.deviantart.com/journal/Mirror-of-Twilight-Replica-Giveaway-443904137). Since I can’t be bothered to go through and deal with different usenames and whatnot, you may enter on both sites.
  • Only reblogs count. Sorry, but I’m still trying to spread the word. ^.^’
  • Reblog as many times as you want, you’ll only be entered once. I’m not going to be keeping track of who reblogs it as it goes, and when I collect usernames at the end you’ll only show up once.
  • I do ship internationally, although unless you receive a free shipping code, you’ll have to pay the shipping fees.
  • If you win and receive a code you do not intend to use, please let me know so I can give it to someone else. Maybe you realised you’re not in a position to buy one after all, it’s no problem.
  • Your code will be valid for you and you alone. Please do not give it to anyone, else you won’t be able to use it (Unless you’re entering for someone else, I guess you can do that), and do not share it. If two people try to use the same code, I will have to void both purchases.
  • I will be using a random number generator to pick the winners.
  • This giveaway will end on FRIDAY 25TH APRIL AT 12:00MIDDAY BRITISH TIME (GMT+1 right now because British Summer Time).
  • Please make sure your ask or submission box is open and easy for me to find.I should be contacting you about winning by midnight that day.

Good luck everyone, and happy reblogging!

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Filed under giveaway Legend of Zelda art

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vampishly:

hethatcures:

princess-neville:

"tumblr taught me more than school ever did" is obviously referring to things like sexism and racism and disability and abuse and not to things like reading and math, stop being deliberately obtuse for notes

I’ve learned math tricks from tumblr posts actually. 

I learned quite about about making armor and sewing too, and dying my hair.

And coping with stress, doing taxes, finding a career, critical analysis, art, science, linguistics…
That’s what happens when you give everyone their own space to share what they’re passionate about and explore their interests. Worlds collide, and for the most part, everyone is better off for it.

Filed under truth tumblr

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kirimoth:

heavymetalhippy:

daggerpen:

sufficetogay:

youveupsettits:

get-your-ass-in-the-impala:

nurderling:

Watch this video from Cadillac. Note a few things (actor, white, rich guy, workaholic, typical cocky American, very unrealistic). This is not a parody video, they’re being completely serious.

Now watch Ford’s response.

I can’t explain it very well just please watch both of these videos okay Ford burns Cadillac so bad okay it’s so good.

"That’s the upside of giving a damn."

You better hope winter is coming, bitch. You’re gonna need it for that burn.

Holy SHIT.

Ford fucking laying down the damn law.

Ha! Go Ford.

Oh my god, FORD

THAT WAS AMAZING.

Tou-fucking-che, Ford.
I am way beyond impressed.

(Source: nurdeling, via vampishly)

Filed under politics America Ford Cadillac BAMF in reference to that awesome lady in the Ford commercial