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Tumblr, Blog, and Doodle: ajoraverse: It took me 2 hours to get in touch with IT, so I drew this and the oc posted earlier in the meantime. 3x3″ post-it note doodle. I just have so many feelings about these two.

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Beautiful, Fire, and Girls: microcosmicqueen: rosymamacita: i-want-cheese: awkwardblacknerd: I still think Moana deserved an Oscar for this part To me, the moral of Moana is that only women can help other women heal from male violence.  The movie starts with the idea that the male god who wronged Te Fiti must be the one to heal her. This seems to make a certain sort of intuitive sense in that I think we all believe that if you do something wrong you should try to make it right. But how does he try to right it? Through more violence. Of course that failed.  It was only when another woman, Moana, saw past the “demon of earth and fire” that the traumatized Te Fiti had become (what a good metaphor for trauma, right?) and met her with love instead of violence that she was able to heal. Note that they do the forehead press before Moana restores the heart, while Te Fiti is still Te Kā. Moana doesn’t wait for her beautiful island goddess to appear in all her green splendor before greeting and treating her as someone deserving of love. Moana is only able to restore the heart because Te Kā reveals her vulnerability and allows Moana to touch her there. Maui and his male violence could only ever have resulted in more ruin. Also important that it was the GIRL who returned the heart to Te Fiti. She wasn’t a woman. She was a GIRL. The innocence and strength of GIRLS before the world turns them hard and steals their hearts is a power in its own right. If this is a metaphor for abuse and healing, it’s the woman who gets back in touch with her own youthful power, her potential, her hope, who finds peace and recovery. If we imagine this as Te Ka’s story, it is remembering her youthful strength that returns her heart and lets her become herself again. I have cried every time I see this scene of the movie (I have a 5 year old sister, I’ve seen Moana dozens of times lol) and I was never really able to articulate why it just gets to me so much and this is exactly why.
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Baked, Christmas, and Friday: yotoob imagine-otp duskenpath fanaticalqueergeek yotoob yotoob yotoob We've bought a new house. And our new next door neighbours (two delightful gentlemen) will not stop being nice - bought us a seagull proof refuse bag (yes, they are actual things) - loaned us garden tools when we didn't have any invited us around for Friday night drinks so we could meet the other people on the lane - one of them brought me a bunch of sweetpea flowers that he'd picked from his garden - and tomorrow he's coming to cut our hedge for us with his electric hedge trimmer thing idk, and all I have to do is hold the ladder Basically, I am UNSETTLED and am now having to enter into an arms race of niceness and I am already so behind oh god Long story short - I just baked a lemon drizzle cake, and it looks great but I can't even eat it because MR AND MR NICE MUST RECEIVE AN OFFERING ABSOLUTE CRISISI GAVE THEM THE LEMON DRIZZLE AND THEN THEY INVITED ME IN TO HAVE A SLICE AND A COFFEE WITH THEM AND GAVE MEA TOUR OF THEIR HOUSE AND LET ME HOLD THEIR PUPPY. AND THEN THEY CAME AROUND TO HELP ME BAG UP THE HEDGE CLIPPINGS. THESE MEN ARE NICENESS PROS AND I CANNOT WIN HELP WE HAD AN HOUR LONG POWER CUT ON THE STREET AND IN THAT TIME THE O THER MR NICE CAME AROUND WITH MATCHES AND CANDLES 'JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN'T HAVE ANY. IT WAS BARELY DARK BASTARDS I'M GOING TO HAVE TO HOST A DINNER PARTY AREN'T 1? The Gay Agenda, everyone this is fucking i n c redible Imagine your otps Just so evervone knoWS Mr and Mr Nice moved out around Christmas time 2016. (Further proof that 2016 was a cursed year) We are still in touch and have been to visit them in their new house. They moved to gain some land, they have sheep aspirations for some reason. I love them We have new neighbours. I am currently engaged in a slow burn of niceness which you can bet that I am going to crank up to the max when we move down permanently in June I WILL BE THE NICE ONE THIS TIME. PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE. NO MERCY The saga of the real nice guys
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America, Bad, and Countdown: ioeo telph0nes by Dan Lloyd By courtesy of the Post Office LMOST a hundred country are also experimenting years ago, in January, with the viewphone system, and 1876, eight words were expect some 5 million subscri- spoken into the very first bers by the end of the century. telephone by Alexander Post Office scientists visualise a Graham Bell. They were: national network linking not only "Mr Watson, please come business users but also home here. I want you." Seconds subscribers to local communi- later his breathless assistant cations centres providing a burst in and cried:"Icould hear you. It works variety of educational services Subscribers would be equip- Since that historical message, telecommunications have under gone enormous developments. Spacemen on the Moon can talk to Mission H.Q. on Earth, for example-something Jules Verne never even dreamed o ped with a two-way viewphone instrument comprising a viewer, camera and loudspeaker system, and a separate unit incorporat- ing a microphone and control panel giving access to the local communications centre - The telephone itself has been transformed from a cumbersome looking instrument into a tiny Users could be provided with a small card bearing a personal code, and by inserting this card gadget that can fit into the breast in a slot in the control panel, any "viewphone". Pushbuttons desired service could be obtain- ed simply by keying-up the required numerals on the touch buttons. For example, by press- ABOVE: The Post Office to do some remote-control shop act, in the f re it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or obtain one's bank statement. The business uses of the view- phone system are immense, for BELOW: The "picturephone" not only will it enable top execu- system of Bell Telephone tives to save time, but also docu- ments, letters and diagrams could be transmitted by placing photosensitive paper in contact with ultra-violet radiations emit- This makes it possible for policemen, firemen and building-site workers to keep in touch with their control centres. allow a sound-and-picture call, or sound only. po Now the "viewphone" is on the ing certain buttons the user could tune in to a television channel, a library, an information channel, a bank, or the local supermarket way. This is a system that enables telephone talkers to see as well as hear each other. Several major cities in the U.S.A and Japan have already installed experimental viewphone, or "picturephone", systems, and they have been a great success Company of America. ted by the emit The only snag to making eye- ball contact with a telephone caller, of course, is that the phone might ring when the recipient is in bed, or in the bath ted by the receiving viewer. among business executives. Instead of having to attend conferences and make long busi- ness trips, they have simply talked to each other "face to face" on the viewphone. In one instance a model building was shown on the screen and execu- tives approved its design with- out having to go and see the or in the middle of shaving. And it's the boss at the other end perhaps the best thing to do would be to disconnect the camera and say it's out of order. It's bad enough having a spy in the sky without having one in the demonstration. G.P.O. engineers in this bedroom, too! Countdown at 23 scifiseries: Video Telephones / 1971 / “in the future it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or to obtain one’s bank statement.”

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Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear “keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help to keep that inspiration alive. It’s always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of his lasting legacy. When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits, but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine Even with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that, he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were struggling. Even though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what do you expect? Normally when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two decades later and we’re still talking about this man. After we finished his first Source cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed afterwards. We would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth. He was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He took the streets with him wherever he went. The portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can look better. Once you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, ‘These are for you, Chi.’ Everybody knows the Thug Life Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head, the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could just photograph him. As a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get. Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if you wait long enough When I set out to take these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person who created them was from the community. Historically that never really happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it. I had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close. It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment. I was just there to document and make people look good. Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother. Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.

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Amazon, Cookies, and Google: TIPS AND TRICKS EVERY ONLINE SHOPPER SHOULD KNOW With the trend of online shopping showing no signs of slowing down, it's time to get the most out of your cyber basket. Become an online winner today and get the best deals the web has to offer. THE ONLINE DEMAND We all know shopping online is popular, but how popular? 47.3% of global internet users will have purchased products online by 2018 21% of global consumers shop online weekly £60.25bn UK's forecasted online sales in 2016 $185.44bn Europe's forecasted total TIPS FOR VIRTUAL SHOPPERS It's easy shopping online, but getting the best deals is a skill worth learning 25% OFF DISCOUNTS Hunt for discount codes Most online retailers offer you the chance to enter a voucher, discount or promotional code on the check out page. Don t have one! Google it. Free Super Saver w.gcogle.co.u amazon voucher code Student Discountat Al Sopping magee resuts Open the first 5 results Hunt for a valid code Search retailer name discount code Stack discounts Certain retailers allow discount codes to stack. If you're lucky enough to find multiple codes, apply them strategically Price Qty Subtotal Price Qty Subtotal E12 10 E120.00 E12 10 -25% -10% E120.00 £90.00 £81.00 -25% £90.00 DISCOUNT CODES XRTR25 DISCOUNT CODES GBTV10 Apply the highest percentage discount first (receiving maximum discount off the total price) Followed by the next highest percentage or ixed money off code Get cash back after price drops Notice something you've recently bought has dropped in price? Get in touch with customer service. CONTACT US NEED HELP? CHECK O OR YOU CAN CONTACT Politely contact customer service Have your order details to hand Tell them you've noticed a price drop for an item you've recently purchased TRICKS Avoid dynamic pricing traps ices depending Onine retailers are able to offer different pri on your purchasing habits by tracking your internet surfing our Watchist Your Video Lbrary our Rantal List Your Games and Sotware Libr Your Apps & Devices Hisbory Erase your browser's cookies Log out of your accounts Search using a private or incognito' tab Leave items in your cart Adding an item to your cart without buying it may cause the retailer to draw you back with a discount. Login to account Add item to basket then close the webpage Skip minimum spends Purchasing a few small items but don't qualify for a discount or free shipping? Time to pre-order Add to Baeshat Pay with Card andarinp far thi Add wanted items to basket Add pre-order for a Once vou have received our items cancel videogame or movie to bump up total your pre-order (pre-orders aren't paid for until they ship) Always check the return policy before ordering Check return methods available Check who pays for return postage Check how long you have to return an item From simple need-to-know basics to money saving apps - there are tons of ways to save money online Become a savvy digital user today add get the most out of your online shopping SOURCES Get Safe Online. (2015). Shopping. getsafeonline.org Lee, D. J. (2014). 10 sneaky online shopping tricks for scoring major discounts. forbes.com Moth, D. (2015). UK online retail sales to reach £52.25bn in 2015: report. econsultancy.com Pinola, M. (2014). Top 10 tricks for shopping at Amazon. lifehacker.com Reader's Digest. (2015). Online shopping tricks to save you money. rd.com Statista. (2015). Digital buyer penetration worldwide from 2011 to 2018. statista.com Statista. (2015). How often do you buy products online? statista.com Which? (2015). I want to return something bought online. which.co.uk collect+ This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License parcels made easy BY SA www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 frugallivingblog: Tips and tricks every online shopper should know

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Bad, Ben Carson, and Bernie Sanders: THE DEBT POOL AVOIDING STUDENT LOAN DEBT STUDENTS ARE DROWNING IN DEBT: HOW BAD IS IT? STUDENT LOAN TOTALS TOP 1.3 MILLION Students graduated with debt in 2012 20S20 $20 $20S20$20 LINBLLI $20 $20 $20 BILL EILLE 1.1 MILLION Students graduated with debt in 2008 IBILL BILLICH 20 $20 LLINBLLI EILLE $20 S20 20 $20 $20 IBILL EILLICH 0.9 MILLION Students graduated with debt in 2004 S20 S20 $20 $20 S20 20 S20 S20 S20 $20 BILL EILLE 40 MILLION 7 MILLION cumulative number of students currently in debt of the 40 million have defaulted THOUSAND OTHOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND DTHOUSAND DTHOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND HOUSANDTHOUSAND Average student loan debt in 2014 66% of graduates from public colleges had student loans 75% of graduates from private nonprofit colleges had student loans 88% of graduates from for-profit colleges had student loans AVOID DEBT ALTOGETHER EARN MONEY WHILE IN COLLEGE Grants and scholarships Work grants Start a business, i.e. website developer Tutor others Crowd fund your education Go to night school, work during day Sell some of your future earnings SAVINGS Summer jobs Birthday money, gifts Parents paying for it TIPS FOR KEEPING DEBT UNDER CONTROL 01 Keep Track of balance and repayment status Saving Grace Period: How long you can wait before first payment Stay in Touch: Ignoring lender bills lead to default Don't Panic: You can temporarily postpone your federal loan payments Stay out of Trouble: Not paying can lead to delinquency Pay Off: Most expensive loans first To Consolidate or Not to Consolidate Consider your options Deduct your student loan interest at tax time Loan Forgiveness Sometimes it is an option Prepay: If you can WHERE POLITICAL CANDIDATES STAND ON EASING STUDENT LOAN DEBT DEMOCRATS Hillary Clinton: Government intervention to ease debt burden Bernie Sanders: Tuition free Martin O'Malley: College should be debt free Jim Webb: [no stated solution REPUBLICAN Jeb Bush: Incentivize schools to drive down costs Lindsey Graham: Allow students to refinance their loans. Increase competition. Offer loan forgiveness for teachers Ben Carson: Require families to rely more on personal responsibility, instead of student loans Mike Huckabee: Students can refile. Cut back on govern- ment involvement Chris Christie: Calls for reforming the system to focus more on low-income borrowers John Kasich: Increased government spending on higher education as governor George Pataki: "College is way too expensive" Donald Trump: Stop government profiting from student loans Ted Cruz: Against allowing students to refinance loans Empathizes with students in debt Marco Rubio: Advocates income based repayment Carly Fiorina: Increase competition to lower prices Rick Santorum: Roll back govern ment role in education CITATIONS http://ticas.org/content/posd/top-10-student-loan-tips-recent-graduates [for Top 10] http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/congatulations-to-class-of-2014-the-most-indebted-ever-1368/ http://ticas.org/sites/default/files/pub_files/Debt Facts and Sources.pdf http://www.marketwatch.com/story/where-the-presidential-candidates-stand-on-student-debt-2015-07-28 http://www.schools.com/articles/how-to-avoid-student-loan-default BROUGHT TO YOU BY ONLINECOLLEGEPLAN COM frugallivingblog: The Debt Pool: Avoiding Student Loan Debt

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