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Advice, Bless Up, and Christmas: Just happy to see you 2018-1 WE MADE IT, LOVE BUGS. I AM SO DAMN PROUD OF YALL. IT’S BASICALLY CHRISTMAS WHICH MEAN TOMORROW IS BASICALLY FERRUARY 😂. REMEMBER...DO *NOT* MAKE THE MISTAKE OF BEING TOO AMBITIOUS IN THE NEW YEAR AND SETTING TOO MANY GOALS U CANT MEET SO THAT U FEEL LIKE TRASH BY SUMMER. A WORD OF ADVICE FROM RAY DALLIO WHO FOUNDED THE MOST SUCCESSFUL HEDGE FUND IN HISTORY (Bridgewater). PULL OUT A SHEET OF PAPER. LIST THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF YOU WANT TO CHANGE IN ONE COLUMN. IN THE COLUMN ON THE RIGHT OF THAT, LIST CONCRETE STEPS U WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. FORGET ABOUT MATERIAL GOALS “wanna move out of my house bc can’t stand my crazy a$$ mom” AYEEE ... I BEEN THERE 😂. INSTEAD, LIST “strained relationship with mom.” IN THE RIGHT COLUMN, LIST THINGS U MIGHT COULD DO TO FIX IT: “be patient. Listen when she wilds out and go full Kanye bipolar on me. Reassure her.” U FEEL ME? OR MAYBE “finally get healthy.” AND THEN STEPS: “cut out white sugar. Work out twice per week on Saturday and Sunday when I have no excuse not to.” ETC. U FEEL ME? DONT LIST MORE THAN 3. THEN KEEP THAT PAPER WITH YOU AND TRACK PROGRESS. AIGHT? I LOVE YALL. THE START OF A SOLAR YEAR IS HELLA ARBITRARY 😂. FAM... NOBODY USED TO TO EVEN CARE ABOUT THE SUN. PPL FOLLOWED THE MOVEMENT OF THE MOON WHICH IS FAR MORE CONSISTENT. DOESNT MATTER. WHAT MATTERS IS THAT U SET REASONABLE GOALS AND MAKE AND PLAN AND TRACK PROGRESS. I HAVE FAITH IN YALL!! BLESS UP ❤️ (Slide 4: u-FightingGoldenDevils. Slide 5: u-TimTheToothNinja. slide 6: SpecCRA. Slide 7: slide 7: PolishedPup. Slide 8: Jangos34. Slide 9: HonestRoutine.)
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Anaconda, Chill, and Dogs: lord-kitschener: wearitcounts: wearitcounts: this dog that i dogsit for is an actual angel sent from heaven, evidence: he’s 100 lbs and so gentle i don’t need any special collar or leash or harness to walk him, ever he was meant to be a service dog but he was too shy so he became a rescue, can u even imagine so well behaved he waits for me at the tops and bottoms of flights of stairs until i tell him it’s okay to go ahead up/down the next flight he somehow communicates to his dads how much he loves me bc they tell me every time i leave and they come back he’s sad ?? my son ! he knows that if it rains or snows or he gets wet he needs to wait at the bottom of the stairs inside their condo to be towel dried he is trained to towel dry himself; i hold out the towel and he wiggles his body through it back and forth until i dry his tail and that’s his signal to go ahead and go inside he hangs out by my feet all evening making big impatient huffing noises until i go in the bedroom with him and sit up in bed doing whatever i’m doing so he can sleep by me like i feel the need to reblog this post bc i neglected to include evidence: loves pets and attention but is shy so once given pets and attention basically loses his mind and rubs his face all over you while not knowing what to do with his entire 100 lbs self always a slut for chin scratches spots of white on chest and toes and chin will pretend to be scary at men when they come into the house until i reassure him it’s ok other dogs Love him bc he’s so big and so sweet and so chill and it’s fun to walk the best looking dog who is also the nicest dog while everyone around you is like “wow ur dog is so cool” like thanks i made him if u ask him ‘who’s a good boy?!?!’ he seems genuinely concerned it might not be him until you confirm such to be true Please always confirm to him that he is not only a good boy but the best boy
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Beer, Life, and Parents: HOW TO Hppy Successful Cooperative CHILD O Disciplining Child's Happiness WHILE DISCIPLINING LESS in 5 simple steps START WHERE THEY STUMP YOU There's a (hidden message in your child's behavior 2 IDENTIFY YOUR CHILD'S TRUE NATURE TYPE 3 TYPE 4 The THE Fun-lovingSensitice Determined MORE SERIOUS Child Child CHILD O THE WORL social TO THE WORLD O THE WORLD bouncy and subtle and active and and exact PRIMARY NEED PRIMARY NEED MARY NEED have fun, happy parents feelings heard, new expenences respect, given and received ESCROED A efficient, analytical, DSCRBED AS gentle, tender mindful DESCRBED AS friendly, bright, light-hearted UDGED AS flighty, hyperactive, busy, persistent UDGED AS UDGED AS JUDGED AS shy, wimpy pushy, demanding loud INTERPRET THE TANTRUM (or fight or rebellion Your child is telling you something, even if they don't know how to say it. Ask vourself... TYPE TYPE 2 TYPE 3 TYPE 4 Does my child Does my child feel unheard need to feel or physical outlets?more respected? Has my child had too much Have my child's plans beer Has my child been told "No Does my child need some time to too often lately?reflect and focus? Is something in my child's life too serious? Is something in my child's life too intense? my child's life my child's life Time to make some changes... 4 BE INTUITIVE, NOT REACTIVE TYPE TYPE 2 TYPE 3 TYPE 4 Surprise your child. Reassure your child. Facilitate friendship.Give time to relax. Have fun with them. Encourage your child.Respect their authority Let them move fast. Connect with them Allow adventre. Focus when listening 5 ENJOY THE JOY! you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com srsfunny:How To Raise A Happy Kid

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Ass, Bad, and Bad Day: Straight guy worries he's being homophobic to gay roommate, realizes he's fallen in love with him Plot twist: it turns out I don't have any problem with Alex kissing guys if it's me he's kissing. hutchj: artemuscain-gamingandbs: mamatronchatoro: puppygays: oh god, they were roommates This straight guy, who we’ll call Mike, has been roommates with Alex for a year. When Alex told Mike he was gay, he was absolutely fine with it. But then when Alex started to bring guys home…he started getting annoyed, resentful, disgusted. Posting on Reddit, he said: ‘First things first, let me say that I’ve never thought of myself as being discriminatory before. I had a gay friend in high school and we made it through some tough times together, I never felt weird about him dating a guy. So all of this is coming out of nowhere. ‘”Alex” has been my roommate for one year, and I pretty much knew upfront about him being gay. At some point we became friendly enough with each other that we could even joke about it, as in, sometimes he’ll pretend to flirt with me and I’ll pretend to flirt back. I’m straight and he knows that, but I don’t feel threatened by him flirting with me and he says most straight guys do. ‘The problems started because of this: Alex brings guys home sometimes. At the start I thought I was okay with it, since it’s really not my business who he sleeps with. He’s usually discreet enough about it that I don’t see/hear anything I wouldn’t want to see/hear from anyone else, but for some reason I’ve started feeling weird if I even see him with other guys. ‘I don’t know when it started but one time that really sticks out to me is when I came home and saw him and some guy making out on the couch. I don’t know how to describe what it was like to see that, except that for a moment I felt so bad I thought I was going to throw up. Alex was embarrassed (he didn’t think I’d be back for a while), but I told him it was okay since I was embarrassed too. ‘I felt bad for being as disgusted as I was, since there’s NO good reason for me to have a reaction like that. I thought maybe they just caught me by surprise and that’s why I reacted so strongly, but it turned out it wasn’t a one-time thing. After that, every time he has a guy over (not that often, but every once in a while) I just start feeling like shit and wishing that guy would leave, and I can’t stop thinking about what these guys might have done to him even though I don’t want to imagine that. It makes me really uncomfortable and grossed out. And these are just guys he fools around with, I don’t know what I’d do if he ends up getting an actual boyfriend. ‘Alex has started to notice and it’s affecting our friendship. The other day I came home right when some guy was about to leave, and the guy tried to be polite to me but I ended up being rude to him (don’t remember what I said, but it was really obvious I was pissed). When the guy left, Alex asked me why I was being an asshole. I didn’t know what to say, but then he asked if I had a problem with him sleeping with other guys. I said no. For some reason that pissed him off more and he said I can’t complain since I used to bring my fuckbuddy over and he was forced to see me being affectionate with her sometimes. (I was in an FWB situation with a girl in the early days of me and Alex living together, but I broke it off after a few months and I haven’t done anything with anyone since.) I agreed with him and told him I was just having a bad day and I don’t care who he sleeps with, but he looked more upset and told me he’s going to a friend’s place to cool off. I said okay. When he was leaving for some reason he casually said, “and you’ll be okay if I sleep with him as long as I do at his place and not ours, right?” Or something like that. I told him it’s none of my business what he does at someone else’s place, but when he said that I felt sick to my stomach and couldn’t stop thinking about it. ‘He didn’t show up later that night even though he was supposed to hang out with me and my sister. He’s never blown me off before and it made me feel like shit, but part of it was my fault since I made him feel like I was judging him for sleeping with guys. Now he’s acting like nothing happened but I’m worried I might mess things up if it happens again. I want to keep him as a friend, but he’d be hurt if he knew that whenever I think about him with other guys it disgusts me. ‘How do I deal with this? I’ve never been homophobic but I’ve suddenly developed some kind of homophobia where just the idea of my roommate’s sex life makes me uncomfortable. And I don’t react like this to other gay people either, it’s just Alex. I don’t know if this means I’m only okay with gay people as long as I’m not living with them or what. Does anyone else have experience with this? I want to get over myself and stop whatever this is, but if I can’t I’m going to have to leave since the last thing I want to do is hurt Alex, and if I stay here and keep automatically judging him for his lifestyle that’s what’s going to happen. ‘tl;dr: Roommate is gay, I am not but I thought I was okay with him being gay until I realised I feel crappy when I see him with other guys and it’s started to affect our friendship. How to deal with this/stop being such a dick?’ One Redditor asked: ‘Are you sure that weird feeling isn’t jealousy…? i mean, this only seems to revolve around Alex specifically.’ And Mike responded: ‘I thought about that, but I don’t know what I’m meant to be jealous of. He definitely has a more active sex life than I do, but reacting like this to something like that seems really strange and irrational.’ The Redditor responded: ‘Yeah i thought maybe you don’t like seeing Alex with other people because you want his attention to yourself?’ ‘The day I made the post, I met up with my sister Laura [24F] and I showed her the post. She read the whole thing and called me an oblivious walnut and said it sounds like I have a crush on Alex. The same conclusion some of you came to in the original post. ‘Anyway, she talked me through it and we confirmed I’m not as straight as I thought I was. She also pointed out something in my original post, where I said the more I tried to reassure him I didn’t mind who he slept with, the more he got upset. Also: how he brought my old FWB situation into it. I just thought he was understandably mad with me for being an asshole, but Laura thought it sounded like maybe Alex wanted me to be jealous? We moved on from that topic pretty quickly, though, since I couldn’t really handle the implications of that when I’d JUST started to understand that I like this guy. ‘The next few days were mostly me sitting on my ass trying to wrap my head around everything. I was scared of messing up our friendship and losing him, but I was even more scared that I might just let this pass without saying anything and then he gets a boyfriend and I have to see him with another guy…etc. Because if that happened I would probably have to end it anyway, since as we’ve established, I’m not great at dealing with him being with other guys. ‘Probably could have planned it better, but I told him. Right after a Tarantino marathon, if anyone’s interested, since nothing says romance like graphic violence. I told him I’ve been such a dick because I was jealous. I don’t think he got what I was getting at because he just laughed a little and said I didn’t have to be jealous since it wasn’t like I’d have any trouble finding people to sleep with me. No clue how I explained, it’s a blur. Luckily he saw how nervous I was so he knew I was serious. ‘We talked. Long story short: all that flirting was real, but Alex didn’t have any hope of it going further because of me being an oblivious “straight” guy. So he’s been trying to get over me. He laughed really hard when I told him about how I mistook my jealousy for homophobia, and he teased me by saying he’d never expected me to be the jealous type. Then again, we both ended up laughing a lot of out of nervousness and awkwardness. I’ve never seen him like that before since he’s usually pretty confident. In the end we agreed to maybe try something out, and we kissed. Never kissed anyone with a beard before, so…interesting experience, but also really good. (Plot twist: it turns out I don’t have any problem with Alex kissing guys if it’s me he’s kissing.) ‘Since then we’ve kind of been easing into the whole dating thing, I guess? I know this place is wary about roommate relationships and I get why, but it’s been great so far. We had our first proper date last weekend and it was incredible, though a bit weird since we’ve done that a thousand times already and this time there was a new context. At home we still do our normal thing, but sometimes we get distracted. Last night I almost burned dinner because I had to kiss him and we got kind of carried away, haha. We’re taking the whole sex thing slow though since I’ve never done anything with another guy before. ‘I’m a little worried about coming out to my family and my other friends, especially since this is almost as new for me as it would be for them. My parents are very openminded and my mom especially loves Alex. But I have some more conservative family members on my dad’s side, and I can already imagine them blaming Alex for turning me gay. They can also be pretty racist (Laura’s boyfriend is Latino so she knows all about that) and Alex is mixed. It’s something to think about in the longterm, I guess. Alex has said he doesn’t expect me to jump out of the closet right away, but if we end up calling ourselves a couple then I’m not going to keep him a secret or anything. ‘So…we’re trying. And I am not a homophobe, and nobody needed therapy. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I was this happy, and I never would have expected this when I made that first post. It’s a good thing some of you picked up on the actual problem and tried to get it through to me despite me being an oblivious walnut, so…thanks, guys.’ Funniest self-realization in the world? ‘Plot twist: it turns out I don’t have any problem with Alex kissing guys if it’s me he’s kissing.’ This was…. cute??? Someone make a movie out of this b/c this was an emotional roller coaster. 
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Animals, Family, and Fucking: mklutz tumbl Follow deedo2313 kittykat8311 What does my cat think when I kiss his little head? Does he know it's affection or does he think I'm trying to eat him valkurion-transverse These questions are totes why I follow you, top quality content right here kittykat8311 It's important! spideryspiderygoodness Well it depends. Do you try to put ketchup on him before kissing his head, that would change things :P kittykat8311 Yes. I put ketchup on my cat before I kiss his head steampunkette Fun bit of info! Kitties rub their heads against their chosen people as a method of scent marking, but not of ownership. Instead, they're getting their scent on you because they know that you're a family, but you smell "Funny" compared to them. They're trying to make you smell like their family If your cat allows you to kiss their little head, it's because they're accepting - your- scent, and being part of your family Ketchup included kittykat8311 This is a good note, thank you rutabegaville This why they boop you. :) mouseymoon Fact: In animals that have communal grooming as part of their behavior, sticking your face in their face for kisses/boops doesn't bother them at all because they know you're not going to eat them. But, with frogs (and other animals you shouldn't be putting your mouth on) that do not have communal grooming there's a high chance their first reaction will be "plz don't eat me" before realizing you do not mean them any harm Also; if you accidentally step on a cat or a dog, or accidentally pinch/hurt a smaller pet and after they squeak or yelp you start petting them and trying to reassure the animal that you weren't trying to hurt them they'll understand that. Puppies and kittens get a little too rough with their play, but when a litter-mate ends up squeaking because they got hurt the puppy or kitten will stop playing so roughly and switch to kisses/licks as a way to apologize before they go back to playing When humans act the same way, and do not hurt them again it registers as "oh that wasn't on purpose" and the animal quickly forgives you It's the animal equivalent of "Don't tell Mom!" kittykat8311 This is also good to know, thank you! laurlaurrdraws Thank fucking god a-magpie-witchling THANK FUCKING GOD Source:kittykat83 11 #1 am so relieved #animals 133,043 notes The science behind pet kisses
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Animals, Family, and Fucking: mklutz tumbl Follow deedo2313 kittykat8311 What does my cat think when I kiss his little head? Does he know it's affection or does he think I'm trying to eat him valkurion-transverse These questions are totes why I follow you, top quality content right here kittykat8311 It's important! spideryspiderygoodness Well it depends. Do you try to put ketchup on him before kissing his head, that would change things :P kittykat8311 Yes. I put ketchup on my cat before I kiss his head steampunkette Fun bit of info! Kitties rub their heads against their chosen people as a method of scent marking, but not of ownership. Instead, they're getting their scent on you because they know that you're a family, but you smell "Funny" compared to them. They're trying to make you smell like their family If your cat allows you to kiss their little head, it's because they're accepting - your- scent, and being part of your family Ketchup included kittykat8311 This is a good note, thank you rutabegaville This why they boop you. :) mouseymoon Fact: In animals that have communal grooming as part of their behavior, sticking your face in their face for kisses/boops doesn't bother them at all because they know you're not going to eat them. But, with frogs (and other animals you shouldn't be putting your mouth on) that do not have communal grooming there's a high chance their first reaction will be "plz don't eat me" before realizing you do not mean them any harm Also; if you accidentally step on a cat or a dog, or accidentally pinch/hurt a smaller pet and after they squeak or yelp you start petting them and trying to reassure the animal that you weren't trying to hurt them they'll understand that. Puppies and kittens get a little too rough with their play, but when a litter-mate ends up squeaking because they got hurt the puppy or kitten will stop playing so roughly and switch to kisses/licks as a way to apologize before they go back to playing When humans act the same way, and do not hurt them again it registers as "oh that wasn't on purpose" and the animal quickly forgives you It's the animal equivalent of "Don't tell Mom!" kittykat8311 This is also good to know, thank you! laurlaurrdraws Thank fucking god a-magpie-witchling THANK FUCKING GOD Source:kittykat83 11 #1 am so relieved #animals 133,043 notes The science behind pet kisses
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Children, Period, and Run: İAL Phillip Timothy Yesterday at 03:22 Next Tuesday we will have an "active shooter" / intruder drill at our school and I will hunker down behind flimsy wooden cabinet doors with my students You see, we open the cabinets and hide behind the doors so that anyone peering into the classrooms will not see us, and maybe think it is an empty room. Maybe we will be unnoticed, which just means maybe he will go to another classroom In preparation, I will remind my students tomorrow that our hallway doors should always be locked, so IT an intruder shows up we can just pull the doors closed without fiddling with keys. I have assigned students whose job it is to check those doors every period to make sure we don't forget I wil try to keep the children quiet during our drill on Tuesday. It's hard. They're packed in tight behind those cabinet doors, and they talk and giggle. Because they're children. They look like young adults, but they're children I will try to keep them quiet, because we hope that this will give that illusion of an empty classroom.I will try to keep them quiet because even though I know it's a drill, they do not, and they need to treat each drill like the real thing. They must have the procedure driven in by repetition Inevitably some children will be sure that it is real, and they will be terrified Two years ago, one boy - a big hulking kid turning into a "tough guy" - broke down in tears when the administrator jiggled the doorknob to our room while we hid behind the cabinets. I will sit down and process feelings of fear and panic with at least a few students. How do we process the panic we put them through? Every time we run through these drills, we violate their trust - their trust in us and their trust in a safe, secure world. We violate their trust in the name of safety Two years ago, a PE teacher wasn't informed that the intruder drill was a drill. He panicked, and screamed at the kids to "Shut the fuck Up!" while they were laughing and joking Who could blame him? He was terrified Afterward, some of the children will talk a big game. How they would jump on a shooter, how they would climb out a window instead of staying in a classroom How they'd be a herd A few of them ask if l'd do anything to save them in the event of an active shooter. I can't answer, because although I want to reassure them I really don't know, and I don't know how to express all those complicated feelings A few will scoff and say, "Of course Mr B wouldn't do anything. He doesn't like us And I don't know what to say to that, either, other than to go back to my lesson plan. I strive to be honest with my students, and the honest answer is that l'd do all I can I hope - but the human body isn't much match for gunpowder and lead At home I will replay the drill. Did we get it accomplished quickly? Tightly? Efficiently? Are my children safe? Will they be safe? Can I keep them safe? (No.) How would I ever live with it if I lost one? What about seventeen of them? Each of these kids, awful and irritating though they can be, is a magical world in and of themself. Four years and one hundred sixty kids in, and they're still all different and wonderful and fascinating. Every day, if I am very very careful and very very patient and very very lucky,I get to unlock just a little more of one of those fantastic inner worlds. A chunk of lead, hurtling through the air, thrown by a little explosion triggered by one man's finger, can destroy that entire world. I still don't understand why I am expected to teach my children how to survive in a violent world, but my country isn't expected to make the world less violent None of these questions are academic. None of these questions are distant or political. They are meat and blood and gristle, and they are lives lived in fear for so long that my children don't know anything that isn't fear. So I really don't give a damn how important owning a gun is to you. awed-frog: The time for gun control is now.
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Bad, Confused, and Fucking: T-Mobile 1:10 AM Bra drop RAVE I went to a lingerie store yesterday to get some new "pretty" bras and while browsing near the changing room, a staff member (SM) asked another woman (30s, maybe?) going into the changing room how long it had been since she had been fitted. She said a while and before she could finish talking, SM says "OK, well let's get that taken care of" and tries to follow her into the changing roonm Shopper lady stopped her and told her she didn't want a fitting and SM interrupts her again to reassure her it's not uncomfortable and she shouldn't be shy and to tell her every woman needs one. Shopper lady clearly was getting pissed off at this point and straight up said "No You are not going to do a fitting for me." She wasn't rude, but she wasn't polite either, she was blunt Then SM turned the conversation on its head and asked "You're not a mother, are you?" Shopper lady looked so confused at the change of topic, she just said "Huh?" SM: "Yeah, thought so. I can always tell. The ↑ 2.7k 239 Share T-Mobile 1:10 AM SM: "Yeah, thought so. I can always tell. The women who aren't mothers yet are far more bashful. Once you have kids and have breastfed, that embarrassment goes right out the window because you'll realise breasts are for feeding babies, not for men to oogle" Shopper lady: gaining back some composure Kids aren't in my future SM: "Oh, it'll happen, one way or another" Shopper lady: now angry "Where in our conversation did I say it was my choice? How do you know you didn't just say that to an infertile woman?" SM: "I... Uh Shopper lady: getting louder "If boobs are only for feeding babies, you shouldn't have a job because lingerie stores like this shouldn't exist. And why would I gift wrap them for my girlfriend? Yeah girlfriend, so no it's not going to happen "one way or another"." SM: still stammering Shopper lady: "You know what? I don't need a fitting not only because l know how to do it ↑ 2.7k 239 Share T-Mobile 1:10 AM feeding babies, you shouldn't have a job because lingerie stores like this shouldn't exist. And why would I gift wrap them for my girlfriend? Yeah girlfriend, so no it's not going to happen "one way or another"." SM: still stammering Shopper lady: "You know what? I don't need a fitting not only because l know how to do it myself since l used to do your fucking job, which you'd know if you hadn't kept interrupting me, but because I'm also not buying anything after this" dumps armful of bras on the floor Not quite a mic drop, but her bra drop was still pretty cool By that point, I was outright staring and as Shopper Lady walked past she said "What?" in a defensive way, probably expecting me to defend SM. I just replied with "Just admiring how badass you are" which made her smile as she walked out Edit: just want to say l've seen a few comments assuming it was a Victoria's Secret store, but it wasn't. It was a boutique store with very few locations, and I don't want to say the name of it because apart from this one time, l've never had or seen a bad experience there ↑ 2.7k 239 Share Woman goes off on employee about not wanting a child, does 'bra drop'
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Taken, American, and Train: Richard Osman @richardosman 1h Travelling to Cambridge. We just picked up a load of extra passengers from a broken down train. This was what happened to their train (1/8) 458293 Richard Osman They'd stopped at Stevenage, where an American woman got on. As the train pulled out she cried "My daughter is still on the platform!" (2/8) 37422 Richard Osman richardosman 1h Sympathy everywhere, someone has number of station and rings. Woman understandably getting hysterical. Goes to pull emergency cord (3/8) 3 367221 Richard Osman Someone tells her train can't stop til the next station (5 minutes away) so not to pull the cord. She does anyway. Totally fair enough (4/8) 371216 Richard Osman richardosman 1h Passengers soothe the woman, reassure her until they reach next station. At next station train is taken out of service because of cord (5/8) 3 369215 Richard Osman @richardosman 1h But no-one complains, because they want the sobbing mother reunited with her daughter. The driver arrives at the carriage (6/8) 370 222 Richard Osman 1h s He hears the story, is incredibly professional and reassuring and comforting. He gets word from Stevenage that her daughter is fine (778) 3 3712 Richard Osman@richardosman 1h And, in front of a carriage of people whose train is now out of service she says, no word of a lie, "Thank goodness my husband was with her" 48424 American woman accidentally leaves her daughter on a British train platform

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Taken, American, and Train: Richard Osman @richardosman 1h Travelling to Cambridge. We just picked up a load of extra passengers from a broken down train. Ihis was what happened to their train (1/8) 458 293 Richard Osman @richardosman 1h They'd stopped at Stevenage, where an American woman got on. As the train pulled out she cried "My daughter is still on the platform!" (2/8) 374 223 Richard Osman @richardosman 1h Sympathy everywhere, someone has number of station and rings. Womarn understandably getting hysterical. Goes to pull emergency cord (3/8) 1 367221 Richard Osman @richardosman 1h Someone tells her train can't stop til the next station (5 minutes away) so not to pull the cord. She does anyway. Totally fair enough (4/8) 371216. Richard Osman @richardosman 1h Passengers soothe the woman, reassure her until they reach next station. At next station train is taken out of service because of cord (5/8) 369 215 Richard Osman @richardosman 1h But no-one complains, because they want the sobbing mother reunited with her daughter. The driver arrives at the carriage (6/8) 370222 Richard Osman @richardosman 1h He hears the story, is incredibly professional and reassuring and comforting. He gets word from Stevenage that her daughter is fine (7/8) 371229. Richard Osman @richardosman 1h And, in front of a carriage of people whose train is now out of service she says, no word of a lie, "Thank goodness my husband was with her" 4842.4K Woman leaves her daughter behind

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Being Alone, Bad, and Children: lite Cam george-devalier-fangirl: ask-the-teutonic-knights: ask-the-teutonic-knights: the-maple-meme: the-maple-meme: denmarkswag: GUYS PRUSSIA IS LEFT HANDED THAT MEANS HE GOT THE SHIT BEAT OUT OF HIM EVEN MORE THAN JUST FOR THE FACT THAT HE WAS ALBINO BECAUSE BEING LEFT HANDED WASN’T VERY WELL ACCEPTED AND IF YOU WE’RE LEFT HANDED IT WAS ALIGNED WITH SATAN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IT WAS JUST REALLY REALLY BAD TO BE LEFT HANDED. NO, BUT IT WAS VERY BAD TO BE LEFT HANDED. LIKE REALLY BAD. I seriously just wrote an entire paragraph long headcanon about that, then I scroll down my dash a few hours later and find this. Anyway, yeah. People with albinism were viewed as demons or demon children, and people who were left-handed were thought of being evil and associated with Satan because it was uncommon. This is very symbolic, though, because he was taken in by the Teutonic Order who protected him. Even in the official wiki, it was stated that they protected him. They saw the good in his heart and didn’t want him to get hurt anymore. Plus, he was a child of Germania who somehow made it all the way to Jerusalem, so he was alone. He had no one until the knights came along. They taught him kindness and also how to defend himself. However, he was still a rambunctious trickster. Then again, how many little boys aren’t rambunctious tricksters? So, in the end, our little Gilbert was treated like trash by most people. He might have even been treated like trash by a few in the Order throughout his youth. Even through all the pain, he tries to be nice to people and reassure himself that he is awesome. If he didn’t… well… imagine how depressing he would be. Remember, those who smile and laugh the most are often the most depressed. You know, when I first typed this whole headcanon out on here, I wasn’t sure just how many people would see this and reblog it, but it seems more than half the fandom has seen it now. It’s sort of a weird feeling when you are wondering if you have changed the fandom forever or not.  The left was also the side of the devil, which just makes things worse for the poor thing. Well at least the bird still loved him
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Advice, America, and Children: Shakira 14 mins . The recent ban on Muslims entering the U.S. proposed by Donald Trump and currently being reviewed in courts has ignited cries of resistance from both within the U.S. and abroad. l'd like to take a minute, with your indulgence, to add my voice to the heap. Because this is not just a U.S. issue. This is a human issue that has implications for all of us; American and non-American citizens like myself. Persecution against any group for religious beliefs or race is illegal and unconstitutional in the U.S. Period This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees -this is an attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in need of protection. Right now, worldwide, 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. Children know no nations and no borders; those who survive will grow up to follow the lead of those who take them in. Do we show them love and acceptance? Or allow them to fend for themselves, vulnerable to guerrilla groups that will only teach them to perpetuate this cycle of violence? We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise of "protecting our people." If we accept blanket targeting towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority groups won't be far behind, whether it's by closing borders to other supposed "dangerous" groups or trampling their human rights in other ways. Muslims are our people. They are human beings with children, needs and dreams like the rest of us. Not all Muslims are terrorists, and by the way, not all terrorists are Muslims. Latinos are our people. They don't come to "steal jobs" _ they come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has always prided itself on representing: opportunities. They are a huge part of the workforce that has contributed to making America the great country it is today African Americans are our people. After enduring centuries of oppression and the countless human atrocities that were committed against them, after fighting for civil rights, it's devastating that racial profiling is still happening and their civil liberties are still being threatened. I could go on naming groups ad infinitum, but the point is, we shouldn't be singling out aroups and differentiating themm by race, class or religion, because according to the Constitution, all of that is irrelevant to their rights as a citizen. Anybody who goes to the U.S. and chooses to raise that flag and uphold those principles is "our people." Thanks to social networks, we all have a platform to use our voice today. For every post l see with hateful language, I see others that lift my spirits and reassure me that we haven't totally lost our way. Lawyers in airports offering free counsel to refugees, New Yorkers banding together on the subway to erase neo-Nazi vandalism, doctors volunteering their time to give free advice to women that need it, and citizen activists marching for equal rights for all. Let's keep tipping the scales in favor of "liberty and justice for all," keep using our voices to lift up others and speak out for those whose voices have been stripped from them. I applaud all of you who have spoken out against the ban keep up the good fight and never back down. shakisabell: Shakira’s article from TIME http://time.com/4665295/shakira-donald-trump-ban/ Shakira is so eloquent. An incomparable, caring star.
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