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2020-07-07 15:25:13

    Sorry but the military introduced that hairstyle a century ago if not a bit longer (and its been regaining popularity just like most trends modify and repeat)…. and beards are becoming popular across the board over the past decade or 2. Can someone explain how race came into this?

    Cultural sharing has almost always been a thing. Even before trade routes and conquest existed its obvious cultures shared and were aware of eachother. You wanna talk about cultural appropriation blame people for ever communicating. Yes history is a horrible thing. But how bout we sit down together and stop keeping things divided. Otherwise trash your rice water for your hair. Thats japanese. Never order pizza, thats italian and not even prepared properly based on tradition. Dump your vodka. Thats russian. You cry white people dont use spices. Well guess what? You cant either cuz they all came from Asia. Like seriously just…. where does this bullshit stop and people stfu and stop trying to be big and special and realize that getting along and sharing would be better than dealing with any of this bullshit.

    And if you disagree. Dont eat corn. Thats the natives only. No rice. Thats asia. No peppers or spices. Thats asia or south america. No potatoes. Irish. No whisky. Kentucky ireland canada and scotland. No hennessy (france) or wine. France and greece and italy. No beer. Britain and germany and egypt. No carrots. Norway. No avocado. South and central america. No mango. Asia and south america.

    See if we always worry about origins of everything and avoid it all. 90% of hairstyles arent allowed for one group or another. 90%of clothing and textiles in general are out. Same with food, technology, lifestyles, transportation, etc. So shut up already. This argument is exhausting.

    A fade has been a popular hairstyle for military for over a century thats hit mainstream. Beards have boomed in the past 15ish years across the board. What in the fuck says thats an individual cultural aspect of any specific group of people. Fuckin the whole world rockin that. If you wanna claim responsibility for a worldwide trend do so but dont cry about something that likely has nothing to do with you

    Lol all that for nothin




    Typed out a whole essay just to make a fool of yourself lookin like…



    Legit dated a guy in 7th grade who looked like O’Hare from The Lorax. Also had that hoodie. It was a crisp October day of 2013. I had just become a furry, and I wore a black fox tail every single day to school so I could be a fox. I went to a charter school at the time, so we frequently had families come to tour the school to see if it was a good fit for them. And I’m in the hallway, taking a break from my math problems. And there walks by a family, and a kid my age who’s wearing a fox tail. I immediately decided that we were destined to be together since he was the only other male fox in my age at the school. (The other furries pretended to be wolves and were too old for me to date).  So a month goes by, and he enrolls in the school. He’s in the 7th grade class though. And I was in 5th grade back in 7th grade, because my school put kids in classes based on ability, not age. And it took them the second semester that year for them to put me in the 8th grade class, because I wasn’t dumb as a doornail. I just flunked the entrance exams.  Anyways, I had a best friend (let’s call her Ali) And she was super into My Little Pony. And so was he. So suddenly, they become really good friends. And I keep trying to make a pass at the guy, but he just ignores me, he only wants to talk to Ali. Eventually, we become friends. And I ask him if he wants to date me and he accepts. About a month later, he confesses that he’s only dating me because he can’t get Ali, and he’ll dump me the moment that Ali asks him out. I was a dumbass back then so I thought it was fine and perfectly normal. The three of us had a Minecraft house together and we beat the Ender Dragon and Wither. Everything was perfect... Until Valentine’s Day.  I went hardcore for Valentine’s Day. I bought him a cool sketchbook and a box of chocolates. Then I made him a custom-painted figure of his My Little Pony oc, and a hat with fox ears. I give it to him, and he’s like “wow cool, thanks.” He didn’t get me anything though. (Actually, to this day I’ve never recieved a gift from a significant other despite being in multiple serious relationships). So it’s after lunch, and I’m doing math. When I hear screaming coming from the 7th grade classroom, which is next door. For some odd reason my boyfriend was running around the room, screaming like a banshee. After school, he refuses to tell me what happened and says he just had a panic attack from eating too much sugar. I confide in my other friends from that class and ask what happen. It turns out that the teacher thought the fox hat I made was stupid and made my boyfriend rip it off. So in a fit of rage, he started screaming, and then took a large gulp-cup of Coke from Jimmy John’s off of the teacher’s deck, and threw it at him, just narrowly missing and splattering all over the whiteboard.  We broke up like a month later. I didn’t keep much contact with him after that. Although, a year later he eventually realized how good I actually was and begged to have me back. But by then I had moved on. Now its 2 years later. I am a freshman in high school. I get a file transfer on Skype. Its from my now-ex, who I hadn’t spoken to in over a year. I click on the file, its a Word file. I read it. Its a furry fanfiction he wrote about himself turning into a shark and me taking him back because he is now a sexy shark furry. I blocked him. We haven’t spoken since. I have no idea where he is now in life.  Moral of the story: Don’t date someone just because your fursona is the same species.

    Actual faith vs performative religion.

    To shave your beard is a huge sacrifice for a devout Sikh. It is a sacrifice for the greater good, that many people will scoff at without understanding the amount of love it took, to give up part of your faith to serve the greater purpose of that faith. Bless them all.

    it is a huge fucking thing, like. Holy shit. I have so much goddamn respect for those sikh men who have shaved their beards in order to help keep people safe.

    But people who say that masks “dishonor god” somehow? they can rot in their god’s hell as far as I’m concerned, because they’re disgusting hateful people who are performing religion without any true faith or care.

    Who knows about Sally Hemings?

    She was Thomas Jefferson's slave.

    Called his "mistress," but how can you be a mistress when you were a slave, a child, and could not consent? Had absolutely no choice?

    She bore him 6, perhaps as many as 8 children. He kept her locked in a basement room.

    The room was recently unearthed, and DNA evidence has proven the lineage of Sally's children.

    She was beteeen 12 and 14 years old when he started raping her, and Jefferson was in his forties. He freed the children that he had with her, but not Sally. Her daughter had to free her mother after Jefferson passed away.

    This is not taught in schools. This side of history. We are supposed to consider the founding fathers as great men, fighting for justice and freedom, guided by God... when they are evil men. Selfish men who did nothing, save that it was for their own aggrandisement, personal benefit, and financial gain.

    I would also like to add that Sally was Jefferson's dead wife's half sister. Sally's mother was raped by her owner, who was Martha (wife of Thomas) Jefferson's father.

    These people left a legacy.

    A legacy of entitlement under the most criminal of circumstances, and White Supremacist beliefs which pervade U.S. Society and Culture, to this very day.

    u/Cant_Even18 shares the horrific details of what it was like to have COVID.

    Wear your masks. Wash your hands. Socially distance. And most importantly: <>stay the fuck home if you can.

    hey since case numbers are SURGING AGAIN in the united states, i figure this is as good a time as any to reblog this again

    Hey also!!! Covid might not look like this for you! It might only look like a few of these, or one! Or!! None!!! You can have it and be asymptomatic! So PLEASE take this seriously! Because it might not look like this for you, but it could look like this, or worse, for someone else!

    ^ this is the biggest problem about it. You might just get a sore throat and nothing else and think that you just have a cold, but if you infect someone, that person might get way more severe symptoms. Or you might have no symptoms at all. In fact, most people have no or just very mild symptoms, and thus don't realize that they're a threat to others. Also, you are most infectious BEFORE you get any symptoms.

    So please, take social distancing, wearing masks, etc. seriously. I know it sucks (believe me, I am SO tired of it), but it's the best we can do at the moment to protect each other.

    Stay safe, everyone!

    Also this

    same energy

    I have questions.

    So, so many questions.

    I don’t know if this will answer ALL of your questions buuuuut…

    Chris Hale is running for the 4th Congress District of Tennessee. His opponent is incumbent Scott DesJarlais.

    And all those things DesJarlais is accused of in that tweet? Not only are they true, but they were also all out in the open during the last election, which DesJarlais won.

    this is simply the greatest video i have ever seen

    I just wanna clarify these aren’t just random guys. This is Dude Perfect, who are /known/ for trick shot videos with celebrities and athletes. The whole premise of the video is “look how amazing Serena Williams is”. I encourage everyone to actually go watch the full video on YouTube. They interview her, and everyone’s having fun the whole shoot. The only competition here really is “how awesome can we make Serena Williams look in our video”

    Like, they all know they can’t score against her. She’s Serena fuckin’ Williams. But the idea of it sure makes for great entertainment and everyone knows that.

    I don’t think welfare fraud is a problem period I genuinely don’t. I don’t care when it happens and it means nothing to me. I’m glad. As if the government doesn’t steal from you every day lmao… I don’t give a damn

    It’s also literally not a problem because there isn’t enough welfare fraud happening to even be a problem to any reasonable human being. It’s practically nonexistent, in fact.

    My first “real job” out of college was working for the welfare fraud and collection line.

    My God.

    If ever there was a job that made you despair for humanity.

    I learned two things there: 

    1. People are petty-ass bitches who can’t stand to see their “neighbor on welfare” doing “better” than they are.

    2. 99.9999% of the time there was no actual fraud, just a GROSS lack of knowledge as to how the welfare system actually works on the part of both non-recipients.

    Example: Had some guy report his neighbor for owning an “expensive antique car”. Said car was a 1978 Buick with no remaining paint, no hubcaps, and was at least fifth-hand. At the time, the year was 2002. I politely explained that a) that’s not a classic car and b) he should pity his neighbor the gas mileage and insurance costs. The caller said he had not thought of that and hung up.

    My other favorite was someone calling to report that their “neighbor on welfare” who was a single mother with no income or support had her children in a “private school”. I asked what the name of the school was. Said private school is actually a charity-run orphanage and school for children who have no parents, or whose family situation is less than stable. I informed the caller of this and they hung up without a word.

    Someone else called and felt that their “neighbor on welfare” should have to sell all their jewelry, antiques, family heirlooms, and collection of vintage sports memorabilia before they could be eligible to be “given free money” by the state.

    The system is old, overtaxed, convoluted, and being forced to function in a way that was never intended. Like the workhouses of the 19th c, welfare was originally for out of work men. But the people who wound up using it were women, children, the disabled, and the elderly. This continues to this day.

    If there’s fraud, it’s minimal to the point of barely existing. Ya’ll are just greedy, nosy, entitled assholes who can’t mind your own damn business. If you REALLY want to do something about “all these people on welfare” try, I don’t know, ACTUALLY HELPING THEM. Offer to watch their kids. Make them a casserole. Drive them to the store. Don’t make their lives harder than they already are. I guarantee, their lives are a LOT harder than yours.

    “Make them a casserole. Drive them to the store.”


    I read somewhere that the majority of “welfare fraud” that even EXISTS is things like “I can only use SNAP to buy food, and what I really need is toilet paper and toothpaste, which I have insufficient funds for, so I sold some SNAP money to my friend that they spent on food, and I bought the toothpaste.”

    Hardly a grand heist.

    The last time I applied for food stamps it took the county three months to approve them so I committed fraud by using the excess that I received when I finally received my benefits to buy food for homeless people.

    <>Offer to watch their kids. Make them a casserole. Drive them to the store.

    I’m still like. Personally offended that I had to be the one to suggest this to my boomer mother who preferred to bemoan the state of the rental house down the street and judge the family who lived there instead of idk FUCKING HELPING OUT MOTHER YOU ARE RETIRED AND HAVE LITERALLY NOTHING BETTER TO DO

    the sheer energies present here..

    for the uninformed i would like to point out the many layers of this tweet:

    the op, whose name is currently "captain a.c.a.b.", is jeffrey cranor, writer of popular podcast "welcome to night vale"

    the quote retweet is cecil baldwin, voice of said podcast, "welcome to night vale"

    the tweet is liked by noelle stevenson, showrunner/creator of popular netflix show "she ra and the princesses of power"

    the joke itself is comparing the tulsa trump rally to tumblr dashcon, which is a circa-2014 tumblr joke

    which implies that all three of these internet pseudo celebs found the dashcon joke funny enough to like/retweet/quote-retweet im reeling


    They weren’t just there, they are indirectly the reason “an extra hour in the ball pit” became a meme. 

    See, there was supposed to be a WTNV live show at Dashcon, and admittance to it cost an additional $15 on top of the Dashcon ticket price. When the Night Vale crew got there, they were informed that the organizers did not have the money to pay them, so Cecil refused to perform. 

    Naturally then, the people who had paid for the show started demanding refunds of their $15. But the organizers claimed they didn’t have the money to offer refunds either, and instead offered to let those ticket holders spend an extra hour in the ball pit as a form of reimbursement. There were several posts going around about this, and the famous photo above was taken to illustrate how pathetic of an offer this was. And that’s how the Dashcon ball pit went down in infamy. 

    there's another layer to this: noelle stevenson was an invited special guest at dashcon too. she had to moderate her own panel, and even worse - the con organizers didn't pay for a hotel room for her, so she had to crash on the pull out couch in... the night vale team's room.

    so all of these people were in one room, at dashcon, getting screwed over by dashcon. this is a digital recreation of that hotel room 6 years later.