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Mehek. 20. Graduating college this year. I have opinions and they're all here, so read.

I'm an Indian American Immigrant(First Gen), and a Cisgender Lesbian trying to re-connect with Hinduism and learn Hindi.

I like books, video games, writing and politics.
Find me on the internet at:
mehekwrites.wordpress.com
makeupbymehek.wordpress.com
videshimagazine.com

lesbianorb:

if yr under 18 and yr not ok with an adult following u/liking your selfies etc for any reason, please say and ill do whatever to make you comfortable its really not a bother! i know i have a lot of young mutuals.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Protest, BBQ, Voter Reg, Music— community is alive and well in Ferguson. #staywoke #insolidarity #farfromover

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
im sorry to be so dumb but whats going on in pakistan? what are they protesting??
unassuminglighthouse unassuminglighthouse Said:

walensi:

walensi:

What’s going on: Protests, basically. It started off as a long march called the Azadi or Freedom march by PTI led by Imran Khan an opposition party in the parliament and the Inqalaab or Revolution march by PAT led by Tahir-ul-Qadri, a non entity in the parliament but someone who can pull crowds to himself. The march went from Lahore to Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, where they gave (and are still giving) a dharna, which I think is a sit in in English. These were all peaceful protests and the sit in was peaceful until yesterday, when the protesters started going toward the prime minister house after failed negotiations (and a lot more) and well, they weren’t allowed to go far because the police went in with tear gas, rubber bullets, and also in one instance, actual bullets. This has resulted in about upwards of 200 injuries and 7 people dead, 2 are critical, obviously again these are premature numbers and there’s likely to be a lot more.

Now, WHY: Simply, the march happened because of allegations of rigging in the general election of 2013 that led to Nawaz Sharif, head of the PML-N to come to power. The Lahore Incident, which is linked here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Lahore_clash), read up. Generally, also non responsiveness to valid rigging allegations, and no sign of opening up areas where these allegations exist. A lot more.

This is a very, very basic thing. I skipped military intervention in talks, the sit in was on going for two weeks, a lot more basis for the march, the entry into the Red Zone, more events. You can google and keep up with this and ask me more questions if you’re still confused. This is also an on going situation.

If I messed up something tell me I’ll fix it. Add more to this if you want.

some good sources to keep up with pakistan:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1128786/after-violent-clashes-protesters-surround-parliament

http://tribune.com.pk/

if someone wants to add on more sources that would be great!!! I’ll add more as I find sources that seem unbiased

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thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

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This entailed me watching Rio 2(it’s a pretty film with a lot of fluff), them falling asleep during rio 2, and me carrying them upstairs. That was a whole hour after their parents left. After that, I hung out with their cat and read a book. 

I earned $45 dollars sitting and reading a book. Why can’t people pay me to hang out with cats and read every day…

I hope this turns into a frequent thing. I could use the money since I don’t have a job

floridagators:

HAPPY GAME DAY! GO GATORS!

#gogata

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positivelypersistentteach:

girlwithalessonplan:

grayer:

My friends can’t wrap their minds around the money I spend for my job.

Breaking news:  Sky is blue.  Cats meow.  Pope Catholic.

Head Start teachers in my county got $100 bucks for the year to spend on classroom supplies. That’s not even what I spend on tissues in a year.

What about construction paper?  Paint? Glue? Crayons? Markers?  All that stuff they say I have to have?

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learnhowtoadult:

Hey! I (Mike) was recently talking to a friend, and she is trying to figure out whether to buy or lease a car. She lives in LA and is relatively low income, so cost is a factor. I’m not at all an expert in these matters, so I was wondering:

What do y’all think? What are the pros and cons of buying vs leasing?

Leasing has the same cons as renting a house. Like, If you buy a car, you gain equity and build credit by paying for it on time. At some point, you can also sell it. So lets say you buy a car for 12,000, your payment is 100 dollars a month. In 5 years, you are making more money, and you decide to buy a new car. You can sell the old car for X amount of money, and use that money as a down payment for a better car.

Leasing is tossing money down a well. There is no return on investment, but for some people, it makes financial sense if you can’t get a loan.

I ascribe to some of dave ramsey’s advice(note, he is a financial coach who some say is problematic. I don’t really know about it, but okay). Save up what you can, scrounge together enough for a really cheap used car. something that will get you from A to B every day. While you have this car, save up for a better one, and in 2 years, sell your car, pool that savings with that money and buy a better used car. Keep doing this until you can afford a great car. 

Also, don’t buy new. Buying new is a great way to get a lemon. If you must buy new, try doing it around dec/jan, when they’re trying to get rid of floor models/previous year inventory. 

Okay, the reason high school starts so fucking early in the morning boils down to economics:

  • School systems use the same buses to pick up every grade of kid, so start times of different grades have to be staggered. It’s unreasonable to request that 6, 7 and 8 year olds get up so early in the morning, as they need 12 hours of sleep to function well. 
  • High schoolers are more likely to be in situations where they can help support a family. A 14 year old can get a job after school if it ends at 2pm and not at 4 or 5 due to regional curfews. 
  • High school starting later doesn’t mean that kids sleep any more. They just stay up later. The year my school tried starting at 9am (all other years started at 7), myself and all my friends went to bed at midnight rather than the usual 10pm. 

I personally support the idea of shorter days(5 periods), and going to school from 9 to 230pm. Math, social studies, english, science and an elective. It means teens are allowed to get enough sleep AND can go to a job after school. Pay teachers enough to do lesson plans and shit after or before school so it’s a proper full time job. Everyone is less stressed in general and we call it a day.

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paikeaapirana:

PICK A PRINCESS CHALLENGE → Tiana | Saddest Scene

Can I talk for a minute about Mr Fenner and Mr Fenner?

They were very civil towards Tiana, kind even. The one explicitly racial reference made in the film was when they said that a young lady of her ‘background’ wouldn’t be able to manage a restaurant herself. Their kindness was, of course, a kind of paternalistic, benevolent form of misogynoir, but how do we know that it was even kindness?

We have absolutely no reason to believe that they actually had another buyer lined up. A buyer willing to pay the full amount for a sugar mill that’s been empty for decades just miraculously crops up as soon as Tiana gets enough money for the down payment?

I think that, despite the fact that they were kind and polite, they just couldn’t stand to see a black person (a black woman no less) own a business. I don’t think they ever expected her to get enough money for her restaurant, probably figured that she’d squander the cash/get pregnant/become an alcoholic or something else equally black before she got the money together.

Chances are they also own a lot of property in the black neighbourhoods and are probably known for doing ‘fair’ (only slightly extortionate) business with black people (hence why Tia was so comfortable doing business with them) so just rejecting her offer outright with no explanation beyond ‘fuck that n*gger’ would damage their reputation.

And I think Tiana knew that racism was the issue here, but she’s not one to give up so thought that if she could just outbid that mysterious buyer in time, could prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that she could afford the space, that she might just have a chance at getting the mill after all.

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32,975

That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

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