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Books, Children, and Creepy: havingbeenbreathedout Sometimes I think back on the time I spent working as a barista, and it seems SO STRANGE to me that "coffee shop AU" has become synonymous with narratives that are low on conflict, high on wholesome romance. During the year l spent working at a coffee shop A coworker of mine took a bunch of psyche- delics, walked through some strangers' plate- glass door, and threatened them with a bowie knife, leading to his arrest and imprisonment (and, needless to say, a late opening for the coffee shop that morning) Another coworker, an ex-military type with a young wife and a new baby, decided to smoke up for the first time ever with two other mutual coworkers, in the back of one of their trucks; and ended up having a three-way with them which ended his marriage .I had a nervous breakdown, stopped being able to eat food or hold conversations, and ended up sleeping on my coworker's couch for three weeks before she finally called my parents to come collect me Multiple store managers were fired for embezzlement. (Reminder: this was within the space of a single year.) .Yet another coworker, who was seventeen at the time, started dog-sitting for a couple of regulars in their (I'm guessing) early 50s, and ended up in an ongoing creepy and incidentally illegal relationship~ with them both Various employees discovered, in the course of cleaning the bathrooms: couples fucking in the bathrooms; junkies passed out in the bathrooms; drunks puking in the bathrooms; both adults and children weeping in the bathrooms, a woman bleeding all over the bathroom from a gash in her throat (??); a dude standing in the middle of the bathroom floor and pissing in the opposite direction from the toilet, so that when the employee opened the unlocked door she got piss all over her (????) The owner of the bridal shop across the street was exposed as both abusive toward her employees and also cooking the books, which led to my coffee shop taking on a couple of untrained and weirdly conservative bridal shop workers for a few months while the bridal shop was shuttered and sold to new owners. Later the larcenous former bridal shop owner came down with some horrible disease which caused her to lose both her hands There was a regular universally referred to as Sketchy Steve," who came in at 7am for a three- shot latte with room for Seagrams 7, and de drugs to all us baristas. I actually, at one point cannot believe I was this stupid), went Sketchy Steve's house, and allowed him to spend like half an hour showing me his collection of découpaged outlet plates and also soliciting me for sex while I uncomfortably yet studiously declined Right before I started, the store manager had walked off the job in the middle of a shift, and side of the employees had walked out after him None of them ever returned Like, working on the front lines of food service was the most operatically sordid professional experience I have ever had, and one of the most surreal; and it is hilarious to me that THAT, of all jobs, is the one that has come to stand for soft-focus domestic romance in fandom circles wenamedthedogkylo This is the Coffee Shop AU we deserve Coffee Shop IRL
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Energy, Food, and Future: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BDSM AND ABUSE ABUSE BDSM COMMUNICATION ABUSE GUILT SETUP DEBRIEF AGREEMENT PLANNING EXCUSES AFTERCARESCENE/PLAY HONEYMOON BDSM Domestic Cycle Domestic Abuse Cycle Communication Both partners still downAbuse A physical or verbal form of violence and talk about what they would both like out is committed against another persor of the scene. They discuss things that are off limits and safety measures that need to be put in place to ensure both people are safe Agreement - Both partners agree to what isGuilt - The abuser becomes worried about on and off limits for the scene play/training scene - This is the time when being caught and the potential consequences partners can take part in the scene they both discussed and agreed upon Scene/Play This is the time when both partners participate in the activities that were excuses and rationalize in any way they can previously discussed and agreed uporn Aftercare - After an intense scene, both partners can be physically, mentally and emotionally drained. Cuddling and relaxing things the victim has always wanted them to within each others arms allows both partners do. This is done to ensure the victim stays in a chance to reconnect as they come down the relationship from the scene. This is a good time to drink water and eat food to replenish any spent energy Excuses - The abuser will shift blame, make to avoid taking responsibility of their actions Honeymoon The abuser becomes the perfect partner, bringing gifts and doing all the Debrief - When both partners are ready, they Planning The abuser starts feeling a loss of can sit down and discuss what they enjoyed control and begins planning ways for them to about the scene, what did not work in the scene and how they can both do to improve upon future scenes together regain control Set-up - The abuser waits for a time when their abuse can be justified BDSM VS ABUSE PLEASE DON'T HIT ME PLEASE SPANK ME What Is BDSM? What Is Abuse? The use of bodily sensations to elicit pleasureA way to cause physical, mental and/or emotional damage or harm to another person A form of consensual power exchange where It takes away another person's power both participants are empowered Before anything happens, each participant Nobody knows when or how it will happen, must negotiate and come to an agreement ad nobody every negotiates or agrees to it happening Creates excitement to see your partner Causes most people to fear and be afraid their partner Destroys any and all forms of trust Creates, relies upon and builds trust Is designed to help fulfill the desires of both Is the cruel and violent treatment of another partners within a safe environment person Opens communication and supports an No communication, and no support environment where both parties can talk freely about their thoughts and emotions Has rules, limits and boundaries that must be Abuse breaks the law! There are no rules, respected at all times. There are even safetylimits or boundaries. It shows no respect measures in place to make sure none aretowards the victim. crossed. I LOVE SERVING YOU PLEASE HELP ME! WE ALL NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO END ABUSE THIS IS WHY PEOPLE WHO ENJOY BDSM WORK SO HARD TO ENSURE WHAT THEY DO IS NOT ABUSIVE WHEN PERFORMED BY RESPONSIBLE CONSENTING ADULTS BDSM IS NOT ABUSE BDSMTRAININGACADEMY.COM Abuse References http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm asleepwithoutdreams: technicolour66: whittyonernc: the-quiet-dominant: Time to reblog this I think So important now, especially since THAT movie will be dropping soon in a theater near you! Not going to stop reblogging stuff like this until that celluloid abomination has been and passed.  This is so important
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Black History Month, Children, and Family: WE WANT TO KEEP OUR CHOOL WHITE <p>Black history month day 21: desegregation poster child Ruby Bridges.</p> <p>Ruby Nell Bridges Hall was born September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. She is best known for being the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960. </p> <p>The Bridges family moved to Mississippi when Ruby was four. When she was six, her parents responded to a proposal from the NAACP to participate in the integration of the New Orleans school system, despite hesitation from her father.</p> <p>Bridges was one of six black children in New Orleans to pass the test that determined whether they could go to the all-white school, William Frantz Elementary. Two of the six decided to stay at their old school, and the other three were transferred to another district to integrate a different school, so Bridges went to William Frantz by herself. She and her mother had to be escorted to school by four federal marshals during her first year. One of the marshals later remarked: &ldquo;She showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn&rsquo;t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we&rsquo;re all very very proud of her.&rdquo;</p> <p>Though Bridges showed remarkable bravery for a six-year-old, situation was certainly not without its challenges. The marshals would only allow her to eat food brought from her home due to one woman&rsquo;s repeated threats to poison her. Another woman stuck a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and held outside the school in protest. Bridges said later that that frightened her more than any of the things they shouted. She began the practice of praying while she walked, which helped her block out the nasty comments, and she also saw a child psychiatrist named Robert Coles who helped her cope. Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, agreed to teach Ruby and did so for over a year, teaching as though she was teaching the whole class.</p> <p>Bridges still lives in New Orleans with her husband, Malcolm Hall, and their four sons. She is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation, formed in 1999 to promote &ldquo;the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences&rdquo;. In describing the mission of her foundation, Bridges stated: &ldquo;racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it.&rdquo;</p>

Black history month day 21: desegregation poster child Ruby Bridges. Ruby Nell Bridges Hall was born September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Missis...

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Anaconda, Dogs, and Food: LIFE HACKS FOR DOGS Sometimes your owner will make the motion of throwing a tennis ball, but will not actually have thrown anything STILL CHASE AFTER THE NON-EXISTENT BALL Pretty good chance you'll find an old ball around the area anyways maybe When your owner is rubbing your belly and saying "Who's a good dog?", do NOT puke on the rug or bite them for no reason. If you refrain from these natural impulses, they will say "You are!" (referring to you) Think you can only eat food once? THINK AGAIN Once you poop out your food, eat the poop The best part? The poop tastes even better than the original food Have sex with a stranger dog at the dog park. Why? Here's what you'll get Car ride (BARK YEAH!) Get handled by a person in a white coat (DOUBLE BARK YEAH!) Get a weird cone over your head, which amplifies your barks (TRIPLE BARK YEAH!) Also, your dick will hurt like shit and you won't ever feel like doing sex again, but whatever - who's got a cool cone now? That's right- it's you, bud Just bark a whole bunch for no reason. People will pet you and give you REAL BACON from that box that says Beggin Strips on it Tired of your reqular water bowl? The humans have an infinite water bowl that they call "the toilet." Be warned though: once you've tried it, it'll be hard to go back to water without the light delicious hint of poo-flavor Bury your treats in the backyard. That way when you want to eat them later, they will have that "dirt and grass tang" that we all love in our food When it's thundering outside, here's a tip: hide under a table or bed and bark a bunch. This is 100% guaranteed to scare the thunder away (estimate time for thunder to stop: 1 minute 8 hours) <p>Dog Life Hacks</p>
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Food, Gif, and Militia: WHY IS IT WHEN GUN NUTS ALWAYS QUOTE THE SECOND AMENDMENT CADOF ORG THEY ALWAYS LEAVE OUT THE WELL REGULATED PART <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cerebralzero.tumblr.com/post/144879290702">cerebralzero</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/144879212320">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://livinglifeontheright.tumblr.com/post/144861077959">livinglifeontheright</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Why is it that gun control nuts mistake their misunderstanding of the second amendment as supporters of the second amendment leaving part of it out? </p> </blockquote> <p>Here we go again with this played out bullshit anti-gun argument.  We don’t ignore it all, we are simply educated enough to know what it actually means.</p> <p>Ready?  Let’s go.</p> <h2><b>“The 2nd Amendment Only Applies To People In The Military Or A Militia!”</b></h2> <p>I’ll begin with a basic English lesson.  Let’s take a look at the text of the 2nd Amendment, but slightly tweaked.  Something like this:</p> <p><i>‘A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed.’</i></p> <p>Now, based on this sentence, who has the right to keep and eat food?  A well balanced breakfast?  Or the people?</p> <p>If you say a well balanced breakfast, you’re a damn fool.  The founding fathers specifically wanted to protect the <b>of the people to </b>right to keep and bear arms.  We know this because that is what they wrote.   They didn’t write ‘the right of the militia’ or ‘the right of the army’ or ‘the right of the government’ or any other group other than the right <b>of the people</b>.  It’s right there in plain English.  This was later backed up and reinforced by the founding fathers in The Federalist Papers.  I encourage you to educate yourself and read them.</p> <p>But, hey don’t take my word for it.  Let’s see what one of the most respected American experts on the English language has to say about it.</p> <p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.constitution.org%2F2ll%2Fschol%2F2amd_grammar.htm&amp;t=OTcwOGEzY2ZiNTNlZWQzNGQ1NGU2NjhhMzJhZTE2Mzg2MDhjNDA0NCxSeDZSUFVuYg%3D%3D">http://www.constitution.org/2ll/schol/2amd_grammar.htm</a></p> <p>Oh, well would you look at that.  He agrees that the 2nd Amendment is expressing that it is the right <b>of the people </b>to keep and bear arms, not the militia.</p> <figure data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="410" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="410" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d22ab9c52068ec7e23cc6d9b7a139377/tumblr_inline_o7pfnnUVNL1sh8jq3_540.gif"/></figure><p>If this is somehow not enough to convince you, check out <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FDistrict_of_Columbia_v._Heller%23Decision&amp;t=NGFmNmIyNWU5Mjk2OGE5MzViNTQzOGU5OWJmNDRkODBiMTllNmEyMSxSeDZSUFVuYg%3D%3D">DC vs Heller.</a></p> <p>In spite of the personal opinion of gun-control advocates, The 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home or in public.</p> <p>Opinions do not trump rights.<br/></p> <p>It should also be noted that “the militia” is actually every able bodied citizen in the country and when The 2nd Amendment was written “well regulated” did not mean what it means today.  At the time, “well regulated” simply meant to be in working order.  To simply be functioning as intended.  What it <b>does not </b>mean is heavily regulated by our government, which is what many gun-control advocates like to assume.</p> <h2><b>So, in closing…</b></h2> <p>Gun control?</p> <p>Nah.  Pass.</p> <figure data-tumblr-attribution="rivenator:l_zxpp8GIQjE3rqs0GnXLg:ZQ1Gmw1_UMv6B" data-orig-width="307" data-orig-height="173" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="307" data-orig-height="173" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/da189ab87ae5030a58c6ac80803c9146/tumblr_nztyiftt5g1r4uagho1_400.gif"/></figure></blockquote> <p>[ ] not told. [X] told</p> </blockquote>
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