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Computers, News, and Tumblr: Charles Hymas @charleshymas Artificial intelligence (Al) and face recognition technology is being used for the first time in job interviews in the UK to identify the best candidates. telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/2.. William Perrin and 9 others 9:07 AM Sep 28, 2019 Twitter Web App assorted troublemakers @quatoria it's an amazing act of stage magic white supremacy has pulled, to transfer it's values and norms to "artificial intelligence" and then, because they successfully taught a computer to be racist (congrats i guess?) pretend that it is now neutral and objective and unassailable assorted troublemakers @quatoria like, teaching a facial recognition system to make judgements based on posting those same BS eugenics into a screed on livejournal in that the output of both procedures is identically unsound garbage - but one is called "objective" eugenicist BS is *exactly* like 7:57 PM Sep 30, 2019 Twitter Web Client assorted troublemakers @quatoria as though computers had some magical inherent property within them that transforms all of their output into reasonable, logical, defensible things, as if they magic black box that takes in input and were a produces Correct Results assorted troublemakers @quatoria you can get literally *any* desired output from systems like these, when designing them. it is laughable to pretend otherwise. 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2019 Twitter Web Client uncommonbish: Can we please get just one robot apocalypse movie where white supremacy is correctly identified as the catalyst for war?

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Blessed, Huh, and Meme: @oscarewilde i received this comically large pencil as a gift several years ago and my first thought, understandably, was 'what the christ am i meant to do with this?' @oscarewilde the 2nd thought i had was: I'm Quite Certain I Could Ruin Someone's Day With This. And so a while ago i took it in with me to a lecture, hoping against hope that whichever poor Fool was unfortunate enough to sit next to me might have forgotten or misplaced their writing implement @oscarewilde utilising The Pencil is also dependent on the person not using a laptop. So the chances of success are extraordinarily slim, and I've only managed to find suitable candidates three times in all of the dozens of occasions i've had The Pencil on my person @oscarewilde i size up my target, watching them feign patting their pockets in vain for the ballpoint they so obviously left at home, and i wait, i wait for the blessed question.... Do You Have A Pen I Could Borrow? @oscarewilde Oh, i say, 'I'm so sorry; I only have a pencil. That's fine!' i hear them say, distantly now, as the blood is rushing to my ears andican barely hear them. Imaintain a straight face. This is key to the delivery and the final blow @oscarewilde Ireach into my bag for The Pencil. The look of utter dumbfounded misery as i hand it to the victim is unparalleled in its sweetness. In an instant their eyes flicker through the 5 stages of grief, landing on acceptance, as they realise it's This or Nothing @oscarewilde still maintaining that eye contact i smile, only the tiniest fraction, the unspoken words forming between us. 'What are you gonna do now, huh? You feeling lucky, kiddo? Buddy? Buckaroo? You gonna kick up a fuss in this silent lecture theatre? Huh? Or will you take The Pencil? @oscarewilde they Always take the pencil ifynny.co Tap to see the meme

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Ass, Fail, and Fucking: Jessica Liebman ajessicaliebman Follow Hey, I wrote something! I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear bya simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: if s An executive managing editor who has hired hundreds of people believes candidates who send thank you emails show they want the job. businessinsider.com Muging M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow White people's fixation on inconsequential social norms is a way to structurally keep out non-white people who lack the cultural capital and privilege to know every one of these inane social rules we're supposed to perform to be granted the jobs and resources we fucking deserve. Jessica Liebman @jessicaliebman Hey, I wrote something!. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. businessinsider.com/how-to-write-t.. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow As people who lack white or class privilege know, not possessing this cultural capital causes intense anxiety and alienation. Networking events, office small talk, interviews are often dreadful experiences bc we're being judged according to rules that were set up for us to fail. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow Everyone who has experienced the dread & anxiety of being in a room full of privileged white people and literally not knowing what they're talking about and second guessing everything you do, knows that these "proper politeness" rules are just a way to alienate & marginalize us. Muqing M. Zhang Follow muingmzhang These social norms of the dominant group create intense emotional strain for marginalized peoples. They cause immense mental labor for us to learn and mimic these behaviors, fear that resources will be withheld, and anxiety when we can't contort ourselves to fit their demands. thesunshineshow: kushonthecoast: siryouarebeingmocked: yourpoliticsarestupid: uncommonbish: THISTHISTHIS, and linguistic prescriptivism also falls into this category. Completely pointless, historically arbitrary way to keep TALENT + MERIT as secondary qualifiers. “First impressions matter” my ass. Get Gen Xs out of hiring positions Someone didn’t send a thank you email. I always love it when some idiot takes a single person’s actions and uses them to generalize about “white people” or “men” or whoever. white people’s fixations on inconsequential social norms Who wants to tell this guy about, say, Japanese tea ceremonies? In fact, this statement is not only racist against white people, it’s racist against non-whites too. the jobs we [CENSORED] deserve Isn’t that for the hiring manager to determine, not you? If you’re throwing this pseudoinellectual, racist, self-entitled tantrum over a single hiring manager requiring a minor courtesy, why would anyone want to hire you? Do you think most white applicants are automatically going know they should send a thank you letter? “First impressions matter” my ass. You…you do realize that concept isn’t remotely limited to Gen Xers, right? How fucking low does the bar have to be that asking for a thank you is too fucking much? Pathetic doesn’t even begin to cover it. I thought it was common sense to say thank you for getting hired but it turns out I’ve been a superior, high class white male all along. I learn so much on Tumblr everyday. “nonwhites are idiotic caveman with zero basic social skills” sounds kind of racist to me.
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Bad, Definitely, and Google: //sample ansvers from various interviews 178//Question: Write code to find out if a nunber is odd. 179 //Candidate: Qk give me a minute sounds of typing 180 /Candidate: My ansver is voice changes noticeably from speaking-voice to reading-voice //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 182 //Me suspecting that the candi 183 I/Candidate: It means that ve find the percentage of i in 2 googled it*: ok, and can you explain to me what does that line mean? 2 Why are ve f 14 //I walked the candidate through this code carefully single"in the last two lines. This is a candidate who had 8 years total experience twice. There are no typos, not the " 1", and not the 186 //Me "with a nice voice but nalicious intent* : I understand that it is complicated. Have you ever used this tore //Candidate "with obvious reliet: No,never! This is my first tine using it 18 /Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 100; rtil) 193 194 //Question: Find all the odd numbers between 0-100 //Candidate: I am sorry, I have forgotten the exact formala for finding odd numbers 23 //candidate said that finding only the odd numbers was too difficult, and this nethod will find ALL numbers, so 196 /Candidate: I understand, but I cannot recall the formala, so I cannot find these numbers 27 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 200 /Question: Can you tell me about your professional history? //candidate: I try my absolute best to make ธure that my code does not have too many errors before I take it 29 30 the odd numbers between 0 and 205 /Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of coreot'hinunitt? completely the odd numbers between 0-100 211 I/Me: And if I fixed the syntax errors, will it work then? 213 214 //Me: And why is that2 //Candidate: It has logic errors, too you like //Candidate: I have been programming for 10 years. 5 years as a hobby, and 5 professionally. know PHP, Ruby JS (including both node, angular), MongoDB, Myso, PostgresoL, and more /Me: Nice. What have //candidate: In the 5 years where I worked professionally, I have worked in 4 companies as a webdex. I have multiples sites up, all done from scratch. Some I developed solo, and sone as part of a team. I do both front-end and back-end development. I am ready to tackle any challenge! /Me: ok. using your language of choice, can you find all the odd numbers between 0-1002 7 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betwveen 0-100 you used your skills for? 50 I/I asked the candidate what this code was supposed to do, and the candidate replied: "I do not want to ansver 1 //So I tried again. Same candidate, next question: Find the sun of all integers betveen 0-100 3 //Me:"Ok and if I wanted this done in Javascript? more than this." 222 //Candidate: tries for about 3 minutes 223 I/Candidate: I cannot do this. My skill in mathematics is not high enough 6 I/This was the most experienced candidate, with 19 years of professional experience. Nineteen, no typo. This 226 candidate was programming professionally before many of you were born. /This situation happened with two different candidates. Their responses were worded differently, but the was the same //Me: Ok, I want to ask you a couple of programming questions. Do you have a paper and pen or pencil with you? 0 //Question: Assuming you have two integers, x and y, with y bigger than x. Sum all the numbers from x to y 230 //Me: ok.Using your preferred programming language, find all the odd nunbers between 0 and 1002 Example: If x is 1, and y is 5, then sum 1+2+3+4+5 232 /Me: Yes. Write your code down, and when you are done, read it to me, and then ve can go through it 233 //Candidate: But that is impossible! How can I write code without using a computer? 4+i 237 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100. Note that this was a phone interview 67 //What is happening here? Your guess is as good as mine. Candidate had no idea what this code was supposed to do 239 IMe: I am trying to test your programming skills, not your Google-search skills 240 //Candidate: Baha, right! But İf 1 use Google, how will you know? 241 /Me: I wil1 ask you similar questions in the face-to-face interview 1 //Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of 13 246 //One of the worst interviews that I had, that made me feel genuinely bad, was this one.I tried to capture the mood of how it went, as I did not get to see any code Some of the actions I describe are what I assume happened on the other end of the phone, based on the sounds that I heard //Me: Greetings! Thanks for letting me interview you. Are you ready and prepared? 247 249 //Me: Alright! Let us start. *İntroductions and a bit of relaxing amantalk, candidate is very cool. Qk, so your resume lists about 5 different programming languages.Are you good in all of them /candidate: I am good in Javaacript and PHP, and ak in Java 81 //Out of curiosity, I asked: "Why is the answer a double?" 82 //Candidate "Because it needs to store the value taken from _two variables. so which is your f 252 //Candidate: Definitely avascript! I did a lot of work in Javascript! 253 /Me: That is good. Can I ask you a question or two in Tavascript 6 //Make a standard deck of cards. Shuftle the deck, and draw two cards at random. Display the two cards Are you 256 //candidate: Yes, yes. I am on the line! ask you a questi can try my best to ansver gentle gloves, ve are not trying to break the candidate Qk. so you know what odd are, right? for (let count Yes Yes,I know odd number 261 /Me: ok. so ny question is this. Using your favourite language, Javascript, can you find all the odd numbers 8 //This was slowly and painstak used for the second part which only had two cards, while no loop was used for the cards... but I decided against the odd numbers ok. Why don't you t then read fter you are //Candidate 'excited and breathless: YES! Yes,yes! scribbling/scratching for about two minutes, then some furious scribbling for a minute, then the fast breathing, but no seribbling sounds 1 1/9uestion: Find all the odd numbers betuween 03 05 assuming x and lieve the candidate put the phone down, and started writing. I could hear some gentl y, someone crossing out many lines on a paper. Then came a minute /Candidate "voice completely broken //Me "making a fatal error of judgement by asking: Is everything ak the odd numbers...uhh think..L the odd... the odd nunbers alm, polite email, much later that this time I regret that I must decline the perplexing, let me Candidate takes the last once to make not, then you add you add odd, then you add 2 Disregarding the sundry minor errors in the code, the logic behind functional, but ribly inefficient two cards at random. Display the two cards 27 var arr-i,2,3, 4,5, 6,7,,9,10,.0K' ar arrl ar two- 36 t (pos arr pos 50 51 52 ition] push (arrti for (wamath finalArr var indexeeArr.indexof (nevArrti] val 72 //Behold this masterpiece! Read it slow and savour every 1ine, for beauties like this come once fetine SWE interview in Saudi Arabia

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Amazon, Comfortable, and Complex: GARBAGE DISPOSALWORKERS ALMOST %100 MALE NO CALL FOR EQUALITY SEWER WORKERS ALMOST %100 MALE NO CALL FOR EQUALITY COALMINERS OVER%90 MALE NO CALL FOR EQUALITY COMFORTABLE BLUECOLLARJOBS CALL FOR EQUALITY! EMPOWER WOMEN!MORE WOMEN ATWORKPLACE! insanityallegra: the-exercist: Is that so? Women have been a leading force in sanitation strikes, calling for equal treatment and job security. This particular service industry has been the focus of multiple feminist manifestos and employment goals. Women fought long and hard to gain the right to work in sanitation, and they’re continuing that effort to open up the field more. This issue is so big that Parks and Rec even made an episode about it.  Female sewer workers have repeatedly sued the DEP for unfair treatment, seeking to open up the industry and gain equal status with their male peers. Sewer work is often targeted for its biased hiring practices. Hundreds of female candidates fight for limited available positions, but most are turned away, despite having the necessary experience and skills. Feminist workers recognize that these women are willing and able to do the work, but aren’t getting the opportunity to gain employment here.  Historically, coal mining is one of the most highly targeted careers for gender bias. Women have been petitioning for the opportunity to mine safely since the Industrial Revolution. This is actually one of the primary and best studied examples of women fighting to enter traditionally male fields. Lots of women, who both succeeded in the mines and didn’t, continue to petition for increased access to this field.  And yeah, women want white collar jobs too. Go figure - A diverse population of women, with different abilities, interests and levels of education, are all fighting for the right to seek diverse forms of employment. Fighting for equality in one sphere doesn’t mean that we’ve forgotten about the others.  Just because you aren’t paying attention to the feminist movement doesn’t mean that the feminist movement is nonexistent.  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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America, Candy, and Children: Left and Right Wing Fascism and Traditional Nazism Socialism conservatism Left wing Right wing Private economic Public economic ownership and hierarchy ownership and equality Communism and Liberalism Right-wing left-wing anarchism anarchism azkre: marvelandponder: secondlina: I’m really alarmed by the misinformation I see on social media right now, so here is a little simplified guide to WTF is going on. (Edited to work better for tumblr, I originally just made screenshots for Twitter) What is a NAZI? Nazi is an abbreviation for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus) an ideology associated primarily with the 20th-century German Nazi Party (especially while it was being led by Adolt Hitler). The idea that National Socialism lived and died primarily through Hitler is actually a myth propagated by post-war propaganda and Hollywood. America destroyed those Nazis!! YAY!! – Wrong, They still exist. Although not under that name. Any far-right groups is basically a “Nazi” party (many even used the term “National Socialism” until a re-branding in the 80’s. The German political scientist Klaus von Beyme describes three historical phases in the development of far-right parties in Western Europe after World War II. From 1945 to the mid-1950s, far-right parties were marginalized, and their ideologies were discredited due to the recent existence and defeat of Nazism – because people were murdered. In droves. Like millions of people. Death camps are REAL. 11 million people died, including 1.1 million children. Thus in the years immediately following World War II, the main objective of far-right parties was survival; achieving any political impact at all, was largely not expected. From the mid-1950s to the 1970s, the so-called “populist protest phase” emerged with sporadic electoral success. During this period, far-right parties drew to them charismatic leaders whose profound mistrust of the political establishment led to an “us-versus-them” mind set: “us” being the nation’s citizenry, “them” being the politicians and bureaucrats who were then in office; beginning in the 1980s, the electoral successes of far-right political candidates made it possible for far-right political parties to revitalize anti-immigration as a mainstream issue. What does anybody in the far right REALLY support? How politics work is that there is two sides. The right and the left. In the middle, Liberalism and democracy. The far-right isn’t about the “working man” at all. That’s what the LEFT is about. The Left is ALL about the public being in control. There is currently no major leftist parties in power in America (Democrats are closer to the middle - center-right, actually. They just get called the left party because nobody is). What the right really advocates is private economic ownership (aka the rich getting’ richer), racial hierarchy (whites better than everyone else) and Social Darwinism (which is the idea that “weak” humans, aka the old, the sick, etc, deserve to be removed. That means gradually killed. Don’t get attached to your grandma). Extreme right-wing politicians are usually extreme nationalists (“bringing back JOBS to AMERICANS” = eventually they will exploit you as workers void of rights), and are opposed to immigration. They are also profoundly chauvinistic (that means women are seen as inferior). Is Trump a representative of the extreme right? Most definitely, since he supports all that was listed above. Loudly, too. So, Trump isn’t going to really help the so-called American Working Man? Who even is that? Everybody American works, no matter who they are. But if you mean that you’re a white middle class American, then you’ll get candy for a year and then be abused just like the rest of us. You’re already losing your rights to free information and healthcare. So, you might as well join the fight with us. Who is Richard B. Spencer? Richard Bertrand Spencer (born May 11, 1978) is an American white nationalist, known for promoting white supremacist views. He is president of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think-tank, and Washington Summit Publishers, an independent publishing firm. Spencer has stated that he rejects the description of white supremacist, and describes himself as an identitarian. He advocates for a white homeland for a “dispossessed white race” and calls for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” to halt the “deconstruction” of European culture. The Identitarian movement is a European political movement that started in France in 2002 and is basically all about destroying anybody who is a shade darker then milk. The Identitarian movement has a close linkage to members of the German New Right, aka Neo-Nazis. So this guy is definitely a “Nazi”. Was it ok to punch him? It’s never ok to punch someone who has not provoked you. HOWEVER, what Spencer is doing is saying: I want to hurt people. I want to hurt people a lot. Not today. But, tomorrow, maybe. His very existence and allegiance is a constant menace. Picture it this way, if you met a guy in the park and he said hi, I don’t have a gun today, but I might tomorrow, and I might come back to shoot people, would you just ignore him? No. So in conclusion, march peacefully, but do punch Nazis.  This is the American scale. I really want to point this out because it’s a legitimate thing that Trump is far more extreme right than you may think. It also explains why this is a thing that happened. See, compared to many other countries in the world, my own included, the American political spectrum is offset to the right. So what OP said about there not being an extreme left is absolutely true, there’s barely a left to begin with. Sourcity-Sourcey-Source I’d like to point out that this is a recorded phenomenon in political science and not my own biased interpretation of your politics. Noam Chomsky—cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist among other things (this guy pops up in my university classes from time to time; the dude’s part of the curriculum whether that says anything to you or not)—has been pretty outspoken about this. “… so what [Republicans have] done is mobilized sectors of the population that have always been there but have never really been politically mobilized, like Evangelical Christians, the nativists who are afraid that ‘they’ are taking our country away from us, white racists, … gun-people who are so terrified that they have to carry their guns into church because maybe somebody’ll come after them.  You know, these sectors of the population are there, and that’s now the base of the Republican party.” So, this election night was a shocking, absolutely horrifying blow to my American friends. Even my friends here in Canada couldn’t come to terms with it. I saw panic attacks, fears about even visiting American relatives in the States again, and even a depressive loss of faith in humanity. How could this be where the world is today? Because, it’s this gradual shift to the right that’s so insidious, that happened for a variety of complex reasons, I’m sure, that can to some make it seem like the current Republican party is a reasonable center-right party, when in actuality they are legitimately far right. And as such, able to take advantage of these small groups on the outside that have desperately wanted a podium for a long time. So, no, you’re not imagining it, America. This isn’t normal. Punch some Nazis, if that’s what it takes. side note: This is what we call the Overton Window and that is a really good visual of it. It’s also important to point out that this isn’t just the United States and it never really was. Even now, because of Brexit and Trump’s election, the radical nationalist/fascist/racist/sexist/whatever end of the political spectrum is now being galvanized globally with the success and encouragement of this and aided by political echo-chambers in media, the internet, and small communities. Nationalist movements are picking up again in France and Germany and even Canada now has at least three people running for the Conservative Party leadership on a Trump-like storm.
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Dude, Elizabeth Warren, and Tumblr: Hey. DA...will there ever be a womán President? NO why not? WEll... You DON'T WANT OF THE MONTH' AND HAVE HER FINGER ON E BUTTON. Oh. MENSTRUATION NUCLEAR HoLOCAUST mechanicbird: eroticmirotic: timemachineyeah:   I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -  Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.  Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office. If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.  And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.  Reblogging hard for that last comment. I WANTED TO SAY THIS BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE DID and I’m damn proud.

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Bad, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton: МОММА $PICЕ @MrsPlugg just to clear things up. the write in option is available on ballots.. but this is how that will work. ONE of the party choices and then voting for te for individual candidates for your choice in each for President and Vice President of the United nominated by that political party or independent FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES UNITED STATES PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE DONALD J. TRUMP AND MICHAEL R. PENCE REPUBLICAN HILLARY CLINTON AND TIM KAINE DEMOCRATIC GARY JOHNSON AND BILL WELD LIBERTARIAN BERNIE SANDERS Write-in UNITED STATES SENATOR VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE HELPFUL REMINDER Everyone Pulls Together And Votes Hillary If Y'all "Bernie Or Bust" People Vote Third Party thefingerfuckingfemalefury: imjustusingthistolikeartists: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: ominouslymathematical: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: blackphoenix1977: mutantlexi: cassiebones: ghostsships: thingstolovefor: I’ll be writing in Bernie as well. #Love it! Post: This is a really bad idea that will make it more likely for Trump to win.Bernie Sanders: Please vote for Hillary instead of writing me in.People: I’m gonna write Bernie in! DON’T. VOTE. FOR BERNIE All of these “I’ll write in Bernie” people, are literally the living embodiment of Privilege. The main point of this post: voting third party or writing in Bernie will split the vote and basically hand Donald the White House.  DO NOT WRITE IN A NAME DO NOT VOTE THIRD PARTY OR VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS FOR GODS SAKE BERNIE SANDERS HAS TOLD PEOPLE NOT TO DO THIS BECAUSE IT WILL NOT WORK AND IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR TRUMP TO WIN ALSO, WRITING IN BERNIE WON’T WORK, HE ISN’T AN APPROVED THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE. WRITING HIM IN IS LITERALLY THROWING YOUR VOTE AWAY! THIS IT IS LITERALLY NOT LEGALLY POSSIBLE UNDER US LAW FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO BECOME PRESIDENT Now if you want to ACTUALLY show your support for Bernie, vote democrat in the senate elections Because if the democrats get a senate majority that means Bernie Sanders will be in a position of power in the senate That’s a way to ACTUALLY show your support Writing his name in on presidential ballots though? That’s WASTING YOUR VOTE YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON For literally the hundredth time: Voting for Hillary Clinton is the ONLY WAY to guarantee Trump does not become president Also it’s illegal to take a photo of your ballot YES that is important to remember as well!
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Black Lives Matter, College, and Community: Natalie Lane @Open_Lane Obama did not support Marriage Equality when I voted for him in 2008. But he seemed easier to lobby than McCain. #Hillary2016 Nov 2, 2016, 3:12 PM from Manhattan, NY 9 RETWEETS 8 LIKES Natalie Lane @Open_Lane 3h Obama finally supported marriage equality during the 2012 election. I voted for him even though it was an election flip flop. #Hillary2016 t2 Natalie Lane @Open_Lane If my community and I had stayed home for not having a perfect candidate, we wouldn't have marriage today. #Hillary2016 3h t 8 4 Natalie Lane @Open_Lane 3h We have ALWAYS had two imperfect candidates. We have ALWAYS voted on the one that was easier to lobby. One who might listen. #Hillary2016 4 Natalie Lane @Open_Lane 3h #Hillary 2016 is more progressive than both 2008 & 2012 Obama. She & 2016 Obama are on the same page. I have to vote to protect my rights. t1 nillia: Just as ‘08 and ‘12 Obama “evolved” on marriage equality, Hillary has recently been “evolving” on issues like TPP, student loans, & BlackLivesMatter.  Not all there yet, but a start.  Trump wants trickle down economics, a reinstatement of stop and frisk, and conservative SCOTUS nominations to reverse our progress. He will not “evolve” for us no matter how much we lobby.  I know we all want and deserve more progress. Many young voters want to sit out unless a candidate has it all. Voter silence is a mistake that will hurt us. Staying home won’t “revolutionize the system.” The system is used to youth voter apathy. They ignore us because we won’t pressure them.  We have to use our voices, vote for the person most likely to listen, & shout & lobby till we achieve our goals. Please. It works. Apathy doesn’t. #Hillary2016 to protect our progress from Trump. #Hillary2016 so the person we lobby for the next 4 years might actually listen. It does seem like she’s starting to, or we wouldn’t have seen this:

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Bad, Bernie Sanders, and cnn.com: МОММА $PICЕ @MrsPlugg just to clear things up. the write in option is available on ballots.. but this is how that will work. ONE of the party choices and then voting for te for individual candidates for your choice in each for President and Vice President of the United nominated by that political party or independent FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES UNITED STATES PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE DONALD J. TRUMP AND MICHAEL R. PENCE REPUBLICAN HILLARY CLINTON AND TIM KAINE DEMOCRATIC GARY JOHNSON AND BILL WELD LIBERTARIAN BERNIE SANDERS Write-in UNITED STATES SENATOR VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE HELPFUL REMINDER Everyone Pulls Together And Votes Hillary If Y'all "Bernie Or Bust" People Vote Third Party lemonade-time: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: imjustusingthistolikeartists: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: ominouslymathematical: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: blackphoenix1977: mutantlexi: cassiebones: ghostsships: thingstolovefor: I’ll be writing in Bernie as well. #Love it! Post: This is a really bad idea that will make it more likely for Trump to win.Bernie Sanders: Please vote for Hillary instead of writing me in.People: I’m gonna write Bernie in! DON’T. VOTE. FOR BERNIE All of these “I’ll write in Bernie” people, are literally the living embodiment of Privilege. The main point of this post: voting third party or writing in Bernie will split the vote and basically hand Donald the White House.  DO NOT WRITE IN A NAME DO NOT VOTE THIRD PARTY OR VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS FOR GODS SAKE BERNIE SANDERS HAS TOLD PEOPLE NOT TO DO THIS BECAUSE IT WILL NOT WORK AND IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR TRUMP TO WIN ALSO, WRITING IN BERNIE WON’T WORK, HE ISN’T AN APPROVED THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE. WRITING HIM IN IS LITERALLY THROWING YOUR VOTE AWAY! THIS IT IS LITERALLY NOT LEGALLY POSSIBLE UNDER US LAW FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO BECOME PRESIDENT Now if you want to ACTUALLY show your support for Bernie, vote democrat in the senate elections Because if the democrats get a senate majority that means Bernie Sanders will be in a position of power in the senate That’s a way to ACTUALLY show your support Writing his name in on presidential ballots though? That’s WASTING YOUR VOTE YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON For literally the hundredth time: Voting for Hillary Clinton is the ONLY WAY to guarantee Trump does not become president Also it’s illegal to take a photo of your ballot YES that is important to remember as well! In case you haven’t heard: Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton
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Bad, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump: МОММА $PICЕ @MrsPlugg just to clear things up. the write in option is available on ballots.. but this is how that will work. ONE of the party choices and then voting for te for individual candidates for your choice in each for President and Vice President of the United nominated by that political party or independent FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES UNITED STATES PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE DONALD J. TRUMP AND MICHAEL R. PENCE REPUBLICAN HILLARY CLINTON AND TIM KAINE DEMOCRATIC GARY JOHNSON AND BILL WELD LIBERTARIAN BERNIE SANDERS Write-in UNITED STATES SENATOR VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE HELPFUL REMINDER Everyone Pulls Together And Votes Hillary If Y'all "Bernie Or Bust" People Vote Third Party lauriehalseanderson: elloellenoh: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: imjustusingthistolikeartists: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: ominouslymathematical: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: blackphoenix1977: mutantlexi: cassiebones: ghostsships: thingstolovefor: I’ll be writing in Bernie as well. #Love it! Post: This is a really bad idea that will make it more likely for Trump to win.Bernie Sanders: Please vote for Hillary instead of writing me in.People: I’m gonna write Bernie in! DON’T. VOTE. FOR BERNIE All of these “I’ll write in Bernie” people, are literally the living embodiment of Privilege. The main point of this post: voting third party or writing in Bernie will split the vote and basically hand Donald the White House.  DO NOT WRITE IN A NAME DO NOT VOTE THIRD PARTY OR VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS FOR GODS SAKE BERNIE SANDERS HAS TOLD PEOPLE NOT TO DO THIS BECAUSE IT WILL NOT WORK AND IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR TRUMP TO WIN ALSO, WRITING IN BERNIE WON’T WORK, HE ISN’T AN APPROVED THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE. WRITING HIM IN IS LITERALLY THROWING YOUR VOTE AWAY! THIS IT IS LITERALLY NOT LEGALLY POSSIBLE UNDER US LAW FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO BECOME PRESIDENT Now if you want to ACTUALLY show your support for Bernie, vote democrat in the senate elections Because if the democrats get a senate majority that means Bernie Sanders will be in a position of power in the senate That’s a way to ACTUALLY show your support Writing his name in on presidential ballots though? That’s WASTING YOUR VOTE YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON For literally the hundredth time: Voting for Hillary Clinton is the ONLY WAY to guarantee Trump does not become president Also it’s illegal to take a photo of your ballot YES that is important to remember as well! Please please please don’t vote third party! Please save us from the Apocalypse!! All of this. All of fucking this. I love Bernie, too. But a vote for him or Gary or Jill or Luke Cage is a vote for Donald Trump. The stakes are too high this time around. Don’t play. Vote for Hillary Clinton. I am.
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Abc, cnn.com, and Facebook: WHAT WOULD YOU DEBATE LOG IN/REGISTER ASK THE CANDIDATES? Search and vote for questions about issues that are important to you! The "town halr debate will feature questions from the Intemat- ABC and CNN moderators agreed to considar the Top 30 queations voted up on this site! Watch the debate right here on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9pm EDT to find out if they chose yours! NOTE wwwwunte Questions must not name or allude to a candidete and must be able to be posed to either candidete Il DAYS 23 HRS 23 MINS UNTIL THE EVENT 2 3 8 33 TOTAL VOTES How will you advance anti-discrimination laws or LGBT+ Americans? OPEN nillia: ramblingtreehugger: nillia: flawlessloser: shakspeare: nillia: For the first time ever, networks are promising to consider the 30 most up-voted questions submitted by Americans. Currently, it seems like FWD:FWD:Re: style conservatives are submitting and voting the most,as the top questions are more like accusations aimed at specifically Hillary, or prompts for Trump to regurgitate his favorite buzzwords. We have the Internet too. We have a voice: let’s use it in venues outside tumblr so Trump doesn’t get more advantages. Vote on and submit meaningful questions that challenge both candidates to talk policy. Please vote on my first question, linked here and above, which challenges both candidates to offer their opinion on LGBT and suggest real solutions that can work against the “religious freedom” arguments of the Alt-Right. My second question focuses on how at-risk (poor, often minority) students and students with disabilities fare under high-stakes testing. Please vote for it here. Please Reblog. Tweet. Facebook. We can do this. DO THIS! So far the highest voted questions are thinly veiled jibes about deleting emails - just chances for Trump to go off on one. THIS TAKES LIKE TWO SECONDS! The right are very active when it comes to shit like this so don’t let them win it over, like the o.p says we have the internet too so let’s level this playing field. Let’s make Trump really struggle. Seriously guys, please go to this site! The top ones are stupid questions involving gun control and a couple asking why requiring and for ID to vote is racist -__- Help the real important questions be on top! We have worked our way up to 700 votes since last night! Thank you! Let’s increase that momentum. The networks are only considering the top 30 questions, and they all have thousands of votes.   Our GOAL is to reach 3000 to start to catch up tomorrow. Most of the top 30 questions are proudly deplorable gifts to Trump. It would be a double victory if we made this go viral enough to not only prompt a dialogue on LGBT issues, but to also knock off one of those terrible questions! Other questions worth bolstering (You can vote for multiple questions): Decriminalizing Marijuana Internet Freedom/ Net Neutrality Education to include Computer Science Gerrymandering / Rigged elections Climate Change Income Inequality/Taxes Congressional Term Limit Healthcare Human Right Access to Abortion Infrastructure  Criminal Injustice and Black Incarceration High Stakes Testing SIGNAL BOOST, TWEET, FACEBOOK, GO! We’ll return to the regularly scheduled tree pictures and such momentarily, but we’re in the last stretch here guys. It’s almost over, but let’s take them to task first shall we? GREAT JOB EVERYONE! We blazed past our goal for today and reached 3700, as well as popularity rank #35! We need to close a gap of about 700 votes to get into the Top 30! LET’S KEEP GOING! SIGNAL BOOST, TWITTER, FACEBOOK
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Bad, Fall, and Omg: STEP 1: FIND OUT WHO'S RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN YOUR STATE OpenSecrets.org Center for Responsive Politics STEP 2: LOOK UP YOUR DISTRICT IF YOU NEED A REFRESHER UNITED STATES HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES www.HOUSE.GOV STEP 3: LOOK AT THE VOTING RECORDS OF THE CANDIDATES. SEE IF THEY'RE ON POINT OR TOTAL GARBAGE OnTheIssues Every Political Leader on Every Issue WWw.ONTHEISSUES.ORG STEP 4: PLEASE VOTE OMG CONGRESS PRESIDENT THIS IS HOW A THIRD PARTY COULD COME INTO POWER. THIS IS HOW YOU PROTECT A GOOD PRESIDENT OR PROTECT YOURSEIF FROM A BAD ONE. THIS IS HOW WE PROGRESS OR FALL BACKWARDS roonilwazlib: mynameisbrandyd: prismatic-bell: raltvater: justinhubbell: PLEASE RE-BLOG I don’t normally say that? but everyone is talking (shaming people) about how the Congressional elections are SO IMPORTANT - but nobody is educating folks on how to go about it.HERE IS HOW Hey kids, don’t forget - it’s not just a presidential election! Keep hitting the polls!!! AND DO NOT FORGET, MINDS CAN CHANGE OVER TIME. If every vote for the last 15 years was progressive, but in 1994 you find out that your candidate voted against a minimum-wage increase, consider all the evidence. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Have they voted for increases since then? Spoken about income inequality? Politicians are also people (well–most of them, I still think Malevolent Tangerine is a scientific experiment gone horribly wronger), and they can learn and grow too. FINALLY someone brings up the Congressional votes. Also local elections!!!! Those are very important too

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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 lifepro-tips: The Debt Pool: Avoiding Student Loan Debt

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Life, Saw, and Soon...: turtlenovas: It just hit me that, while everyone else’s first priority is survival, Eggsy’s is escape.  I think it says a lot about him that his automatic instinct (even after he realizes what the others are up to), isn’t to survive and figure out how to escape later.  To him, situations that require escape are always immediate.  There’s no point trying to search for a way to breathe, because he needs to get out to real safety as quickly as possible.   I do also know that this scene was meant to illustrate the disparity in practical knowledge for these situations between Eggsy and the other candidates, but I still find what it says about his instinctual priorities to be important.  It really fits with what we saw of his life as an abuse victim.  Like, of course you can put your hands up, and try your best to protect yourself in the midst of having your life threatened, but the real priority is to get somewhere the danger isn’t. Specifically, I’m remembering when Dean had the knife to his throat, the way he practically tumbled out of the place in desperation as soon as he was able.  In this case, I suppose the parallel I’m drawing is that the breathing tubes are him putting his hands up and trying not to further antagonize, but trying the door and punching through the mirror are him scrambling away.  Why find a breathing tube, when what you really need to do is escape the room? I only made this gifset because I like his armpits, but now I have feels about Eggsy. :{ ETA: Feel free to delete the commentary in reblogs if you want. XD
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