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Friends, New York, and Respect: Neil Henderson @hendopolis Follow A 16 year old has written a thought provoking letter to the Times this morning. pic.twitter.com/g3eUhirnnz わReply Retweeted ★Favorite More Annoyed Sir, I am getting increasingly annoyed at the barrage of articles about teenagers, and the adults who keep trying to explain our behaviour "Moods and meltdowns: what's inside the teenage brain?, Mar 1) I am 16 and a straight-A student, like most of my friends. We are not as irrational and immature as adults seem to think. We've grown up with financial crises and accept that most of us will be unemployed We no longer flinch at bloody images of war because we've grown up seeing the chaos in the Middle East and elsewhere Most of us are cynical and pessimistic because of the environment we've grown up in which should be explanation enough for our apparent insolence and disrespect, without "experts" having to write articles about it. Has no one ever seen that we are angry at the world we live in? Angry that we will have to clean up your mess, while you hold us in contempt, analysing our responses as though we were another species? I would like adults to treat us not as strange creatures from other world but as human beings with intelligent thought - a little different from yours, perhaps, but intelligent thought nonetheless Stop teaching adults how to behave around us, and instead teach them to respect us Jenni Herd Kilmarnock, E Ayrshire raeseddon: tiffanarchy: 0nechoice: THANK YOU JENNI HERD dang Jenni, GO OFF Teenages: Treat us like people New York Times: What does this perplexing creature want from us? We may never know.

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Bitch, Douchebag, and Fucking: i never realized how much i hate modern art until i took a class in modern art t's so pretentious, like half of the pieces we've looked at have been purportedly commenting on elitism in art and income disparities when the piece itself sold for thousands of dollars to be put in a museum for rich people to look at. you're supposed to look at barren canvases with vague splotches of color and meditate on the nature of life, navelgazing for an hour. bitch I can do that in my own home for free. most of the time the pieces themselves don't require any skill, it's just an asshole with some bright idea thatno one has ever thought of before(which is bullshit, originality is a myth) and the gall to pretend that they re saying something meaningful. A bunch of postmodernists specialize in literal plagiarism but with a different title. wow so edgy. really thought provoking. you sure are making a statement that's care the most egregious example is this bullshit this is an overhead view of a plaza wherein some famous guy was commissioned to design a public art piece for. The brick and nonfunctional fountain was already there. The sculpture? a literal wall of iron bisecting the courtyard. this guy was paid over 100k to design this. Now, this is located in a city, smack dab in the middle of a bunch of office buildings. Workers who had to spend 8 hours a day 5 days a week doing menial desk jobs had to look at this ugly piece of shit. You want to have a nice picnic during lunch break with your work buddies? tough shit. You get tilted arc instead fucko. You can't see from one end of the courtyard to another because some dick thought rebar sheet metal was more important. It also impeded movement between the buildings so that you have to go around this fucking obstacle instead of just fucking walking from one side to the other So yeah, these workers got pissed, because you're making an ugly place even uglier for obscene amounts of money without thinking about the ppl who actually have to look at it every day (who had no say in the design). There have been countless studies done on stress and related health problems in office workers and having to look at ugly as sin shit like this piece of work actually contributes to stress and decreases mental and physical health (as opposed to pretty scenery or When the designer was told what people thought of his masterplece, he threw an absolute shitfit. "art doesn't have to be pretty", he said. "art isn't for the public while it is absolutely true that art doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing to be meaningful or relevant, putting this fucking monstrosity in a place where people are forced to look at it day in day out, in addition to the ugly buildings and streets and shit that comprises the rest of their lives is just kind of a dick move. Yes, people are painfully aware that life and art and all that shit isn't always pretty, they're the ones who have to live with that fact, not some pompous asshole who thinks he's god's gift to man because he put some metal wall in a And yeah, not all art is for the public. Art can be self- expression or just for your own enjoyment. But if you are being commissioned by the state, paid hundereds of thousands of tax dollars to make a PUBLIC art piece, yeah, it's for the public! saying that other people have no say in what that public art piece looks like, implying that if other people don't like your art that they just Don't Understand True Art TM, is this hugely egotistical self-masturbatory elitism that puts the artist above the working people (when like the whole point of art is supposed to be disrupting this kind of bullshit But that's not even the best part. This fucking douchebag. upon being told that people don't want this metal wall in their courtyard and that they want him to move it, freaks the FUCK out about how he "designed it just for this space and taking it out of its context would destroy it". Which like, yeah context is important when understanding the meaning of a piece. but iterally the only meaning of this piece was "i got paid obscene amounts of money and im gonna use it to make the ugliest thing i can think of literally just because. If you move it out of the context of the plaza it wouldn't be impeding foot traffic or being an eyesore to the workers who are forced to spend thein days there, which is destroying the purpose of the work. So in the end this guy opts to have the piece destroyed rather than moved because he can't stand to have hishigh art removed from its PurposeTM which is to be unpleasant. i dont give a single goddamn fuck about whatever the fuck, if it's causing people stress on top of their already stressful lives just because you thought it would be great to create this atrocity in a place where no one can escape from, you're not advancing anything. you're just So now the space has been converted to a rather plesant little oasis with plants and lots of benches. anyways thats my dissertation on how much i hate contemporary art and find it to lack relevance or meaning to the people it supposedly represents or defends. it takes itself too seriously and imposes arbitrary and hypocritical statements on the nature of art at the expense of any real substance. in the world we live in, pretty things for the sake of being pretty, having stories that are entertaining and engaging and relatable, having fun and feeling good in a world that devalues those things, etc. are far more impactful and radical than anything sitting in a museum created by some millionaire who jacks off to their 'fine art. thanks for coming to my ted talk have a good night #"that just means you're uncultured' i literally give no fucks susan #im not interested in elitism and you can suck a dick 53,922 notes The Elitism of Art
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Life, Marriage, and Money: zellie @zellieimani George Washington's wooden teeth is a myth. In reality, he had his dentures fitted with teeth pulled from slaves. <p><a href="https://officialfist.tumblr.com/post/169723727921/proudteenageconservative-bestpresidentna" class="tumblr_blog">officialfist</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudteenageconservative.tumblr.com/post/143698158744">proudteenageconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bestpresidentna.tumblr.com/post/124770375180">bestpresidentna</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-barricades-shall-rise.tumblr.com/post/124761849969">the-barricades-shall-rise</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://theultradork.tumblr.com/post/111238208438">theultradork</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dickmasterson.tumblr.com/post/111233299880">dickmasterson</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://poppypicklesticks.tumblr.com/post/111232918044">poppypicklesticks</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://abendlichter.tumblr.com/post/111232514605">abendlichter</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://burntpicasso.tumblr.com/post/111203771259">burntpicasso</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dripping-adorableness.tumblr.com/post/111195568117">dripping-adorableness</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://myuncreativeurl.tumblr.com/post/111194627661">myuncreativeurl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strike>Wow</strike></p> </blockquote> <p><strike>Happy Presidents’ Day</strike></p> </blockquote> <p><strike>Shit they leave out of the textbook #4838821</strike></p> </blockquote> <p>Can I get a citation on this?</p> </blockquote> <p>I would like a citation on this because this seems like the kind of sh*t tumblr makes up to go “omg white people are trash all their faves are trash smh”</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.mountvernon.org/research-collections/digital-encyclopedia/article/false-teeth/">His false teeth were made of ivory, you f–king idiots</a>.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington#Slavery">I’d also like to point out Washington inherited his slaves, gained others by marriage, came to OPPOSE slavery but legally could not free his slaves under penalty of law in Virginia and so treated them well, and ordered them freed and paid them a sum and had them taught skills to start a new life with in his will.</a><br/><br/>Learn your dang history.</p> </blockquote> <p>As was popular in that era, dentures were made of ivory as well as other people’s teeth. Although teeth were harvested (gruesome word to use here) from dead people, it was not uncommon for poor people and slaves to seek monetary compensation for giving up their teeth (see: Les Miserables). George Washington had several sets of dentures. Indeed one set contained teeth from his slaves, but <b><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/jefferson/video/lives.html">he paid them money for their teeth. In fact, Washington paid his slaves money for doing extra work outside their expected duties which would sometimes allow them to purchase their freedom.</a></b> History is fun to cite to gain understanding of the world we live in, but only when done correctly. In failing to point out the monetary compensation part of teeth pulling, the OP makes it sound like Washington forcibly took the teeth of his slaves. Editorial history is dangerous.</p> </blockquote> <p>:^)</p> </blockquote> <p>It’s amazing how swift people are to eat up revisionist history without a second thought. Sad, honestly.</p> </blockquote> <p>People who make posts/tweets like op deserve harassment</p> </blockquote> <p>Even Thomas Jefferson was morally against slavery and tried to outlaw it in the Declaration of Independence, but he was shot down by the southern states. He also had slaves that he wanted to free but he was in a weird position due to his debts and the laws at the time (not gonna say anything in defense of his “relationship” with a teenage slave, ‘cause that was fucked. Just saying the general slavery thing was complicated).</p><p>Look slavery was shitty and people in the past did did some shitty things, but looking at history without any sense of nuance leads to serious ignorance. Hamilton, Adams, and Franklin were markedly against slavery. Jefferson and Washington had a general discomfort with it. Sweeping generalizations about the founding fathers (or anybody else) just don’t work.</p>
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Bad, Be Like, and Beautiful: MENTOR CONQUER FROM ITHIN. The world we live in can be harsh, full of anger, fear, doubt, pain and sadness. On the other hand, it can be a beautiful world full of hope, peace, happiness and life. But sometimes it is hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what age, race or gender, the world can bite down hard on our delicate skin. It is hard to fight what is around us because some things are just out of our control. So why do we continue to fight things we cannot change? Why fight the world when it will just fight back 10 times harder? Why fight a battle that will leave us weak even if we win? Maybe we shouldn’t be fighting people, ideas or the world. Maybe there is something inside of us that we should be fighting. - No one can fully control their emotions, however, we can shape the way we think. Why look at the world in a negative way? Why only focus on the bad? Why expect the worst in people? It is difficult to exist in a place where people focus more on what is around them than what is inside of them. If we cannot shape the harshness inside of us, how can we expect the world around us to change?🤔 Conquer from within. Conquer those demons that are haunting you. Whether it be jealousy, hatred, anger or fear, you can win this inner battle. By focusing energy on these internal issues, we can conquer the emotions that make this world so harsh for us to live in. You cannot change people, so why bother trying? Focus on making yourself the person you wish the rest of the world could be like. 😉 - CONQUER life success millionairementor

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Bad, Be Like, and Beautiful: IRE MENTOR CONQUER FROM WITHIN. CONC The world we live in can be harsh, full of anger, fear, doubt, pain and sadness. On the other hand, it can be a beautiful world full of hope, peace, happiness and life. But sometimes it is hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what age, race or gender, the world can bite down hard on our delicate skin. It is hard to fight what is around us because some things are just out of our control. So why do we continue to fight things we cannot change? Why fight the world when it will just fight back 10 times harder? Why fight a battle that will leave us weak even if we win? Maybe we shouldn’t be fighting people, ideas or the world. Maybe there is something inside of us that we should be fighting. - No one can fully control their emotions, however, we can shape the way we think. Why look at the world in a negative way? Why only focus on the bad? Why expect the worst in people? It is difficult to exist in a place where people focus more on what is around them than what is inside of them. If we cannot shape the harshness inside of us, how can we expect the world around us to change?🤔 Conquer from within. Conquer those demons that are haunting you. Whether it be jealousy, hatred, anger or fear, you can win this inner battle. By focusing energy on these internal issues, we can conquer the emotions that make this world so harsh for us to live in. You cannot change people, so why bother trying? Focus on making yourself the person you wish the rest of the world could be like. 😉 - CONQUER life success millionairementor

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Being Alone, Life, and Memes: "Until we heal the root cause of our suffering and awaken to our true nature, our inherent confusion will continue to manifest itself in the world around us." -Joseph P. Kauffman KOO Via @conscious_collective - "Because we feel ourselves to be separate from the world in which we live, we have also grown to feel quite alone in this world. Our sense of loneliness and isolation not only makes us feel depressed and miserable, but it also causes us to be anxious and afraid of the world and everyone in it. Because of this inherent fear, we put up all kinds of barriers to protect us from the world—barriers that we have created to keep us safe, but that really end up making us feel more alone, more miserable, and more afraid, as they prevent us from being our natural selves. • We have become disconnected from our true selves, and naturally, this has produced a deep sense of lack in our lives, causing us to endlessly search for happiness in objects, experiences, and people to fill the emptiness and make us feel whole again. We crave pleasure, material riches, and stimulating experiences—anything that will distract us from this inherent lack of connection. But no matter how hard we try to escape it, eventually the sensation returns. And that is because we are looking for the answer to our freedom in all the wrong places. We are looking for freedom in the world, when the answer to ending our suffering lies within us. Until we heal the root cause of our suffering, and awaken to our true nature, our inherent confusion will continue to manifest itself in the world around us. • It is because we feel that we are separate from nature that we also feel it is okay to manipulate it, pollute it, and cause it harm. We project our inner turmoil onto the planet, causing outer turmoil. Nearly all of the disasters of our time—war, famine, oppression, social injustice, environmental pollution, extinction—arise from this delusional belief that we have an existence independent of the world we live in. All of this misery, all of this destruction, all of this pain and suffering, is caused by our failure to realize that there is no separation and that really we are all one." -A quote from the book "The Answer Is YOU" 💚🌲 @theansweris_you • TheAnswerIsYOU Nature Life Oneness awakespiritual wisdom

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Bad, Cum, and Dank: "Paid $330 a night and it sucked" 0000O Reviewed April 6, 2016 this place was dirty and had an orgre convention on with no warning to other guests. manager is an BAD. I do not recommend. Also they are on priceline for 89 a night. Wouldn't even bother. Manager should be drowned in a swamp Stayed March 2016, traveled on business oo000 Location OOOOO Cleanliness 00000 Service Helpful8 Thank Report General Manager at responded to this review, April 11, 2016 Dear As I told you during our phone call earlier in the week, I am sorry to hear how displeased your guests were with their experience at our hotel. Concerning the other group that was at the swamp while your guests were here, as l explained to you, we are not in a position, and most definitely don't have the right, nor the inclination, to discriminate against anyone guest or any group. As a hotel, we cater to all kinds of travelers and conventions and do not feel it is necessary, to use your word, "warn", anyone as to who is also in-house when booking l picture shrek taking a normal twinkie with normal white filling and mounting it on his cock. Then when he splooges, his thick green splooge slowly pushes up and displaces the white cream. He does this several times per twinkie until the white cream has been completely pushed out the other side. The way he knows hes done with a twinkie-now pay attention because this part is important-he will see some of his own green splooge come out the other side, indicating that the white cream has been completely replaced. He is careful to stop IMMEDIATELY when he sees this so as to not waste any precious green cum splash. When its all ogre he sends the newly distinguished twinkie back to hostess where they plug the holes on either end of the treat and repackage it as a shrek sploogie-now ready for the shelves in stores across the nation! I have to admit that in several of my layers I am offended by this review. I don't want you in my swamp l offer my apologies, but that is not the world we live in and most certainly not how we conduct our business. It does not pain me to see that our business together is likely ogre Sincerely General Manager <p>Hotel guest complains about ogre convention, manager responds. via /r/dank_meme <a href="http://ift.tt/2nOrtbO">http://ift.tt/2nOrtbO</a></p>
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Calvin Klein, Fashion, and Kendall Jenner: CHANEL Model Recreates Major Fashion Ads, Skewers The Industry's Diversity Problem GUESS VIC RI 5/RAFFAEL DICK REUTER When JasmineTookes modeled the coveted “fantasy bra” at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday, it marked only the third time in the show’s 21-year run that a woman of color was chosen to make the brand’s ultimate fashion statement. That disparity reflects a pattern rampant in high fashion, where diversity is on the rise but startlingly far from the norm. The lack of representation in prominent fashion advertisements prompted Liberian-born, L.A.-based model DeddehHoward to take matters into her own hands.Howard’s aptly titled “Black Mirror” photo series captured her recreating some of fashion’s most iconic advertisements, replacing the likes of Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton, Kendall Jenner for Calvin Klein and Candice Swanepoel for Victoria’s Secret. The project, which Howard told the Huffington Post took about three months from concept to completion, aims “to show the world what diversity is capable of.” Howard further explained on her website that she used the images to present her race in a more positive light than what is typically put forth by the media. “In a time where black people too often are in the media for being underrepresented at important events such as the Oscars, or make headlines for being targeted by the police, I felt it was time to do something positive and inspiring about my race,” she said. Howard said that while researching for the shoot, she and photographer Raffael Dickreuter were shocked to realize how many brands “truly never or almost never use black models.” Howard has firsthand experience with the struggle to diversify the industry. She said she’s been turned away from modeling agencies who told her they “already have a black model.” Calling this experience “bizarre,” she used the shoot to help emphasize the reality of the world we live in. “We live in a globalized world with nowadays many interracial couples producing mixed babies. Why can’t the big brands not embrace our diversity more and give all of us visibility?” she said.While she says she wasn’t prepared for “the big wave of response” to the project, which has garnered a slew of positive feedback 17thsoulja
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