ohhicas:

you’re the meaning in my life
you’re the inspiraaaaaatiooooooon

Just In Case You Were Wondering, We Mean

ohhicas:

you’re the meaning in my life

you’re the inspiraaaaaatiooooooon

Just In Case You Were Wondering, We Mean

fueledbyrydenn:

superhighschoollevelgay:

tiny21dancer:

“I guess your grades are more important to you than your morals are,” my English teacher spits out, lecturing our class about cheating that’s been going on in the school.

My classmates and I exchange glances. Well, yeah, we all seem to be thinking together. Isn’t that what they’ve been showing us since middle school?

#also that our grades are more important #than ourselves.

and our mental and physical health.

And the breadth and depth of your interests.

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Kannadi Albedo, career Black Mage and Scholar of the Balmung server, poses with her shiny new Atma-upgraded Stardust Rod.

Obtaining one is a matter of multiple layers of work with a thick icing of random-number-generator luck, but darn it, it’s an excuse to take some screenshots.

ohhicas:

spellfencer isn’t as exciting as hoodies everywhere

ohhicas:

spellfencer isn’t as exciting as hoodies everywhere

ohhicas:

so there are a lot of computer problems going on at the schools apparently, and the computer problems are disrupting standardized testing

Understandably, the teachers and school district is upset

Not understandably, they mentioned 3rd grade and under not having any problems with the tests cause they’re done on paper and pencil.

"We’re looking for a solution— even if that solution is paper and pencil"

I think u guys
have already found the answer
right there, staring at you

Yep.

But it got me out of work an hour early, so I’m not complaining.

I’ll just be over here, laughing at the very notion of nationally standardized education — in the States, at least — serving the average student well.

Wherein I take pictures of lunch like a tool.

Easter lunch at the Tulsa Country Club,  courtesy of Grandpa.

Never had a macaron before. I see the appeal. I also had too many.

Well dang, my 1000th post was an Al-Jazeera reblog.

Could have been worse.

It is amazing to me that the conservative working class (especially the working poor) has been so captivated (and captured) by corporate America that they fight fang and claw to keep themselves on the bottom end of increasing economic disparity, and to make the wealthy, wealthier at the expense of worker.

In the 4th century BCE, Plato said that neither oligarchy nor democracy are suitable systems to bring about social justice. An Oligarchy—rule by the few and the wealthy—is unacceptable because the wealthy are only interested in their own appetites and will exploit the workers for gain. But Democracy will not lead to social justice either, because the public, by and large, is ignorant of the functions of government, and by that lack of information, they are easily misled by the emotional rhetoric of self-serving politicians.

Even back in Plato’s time, the two major political parties in Athens were the Oligarchs and the Liberals. The Oligarchs wanted precisely what conservative “leaders” want today—an oligarchy. The Liberals wanted all men to be equal and have equal voice—same as today.

The process of good propaganda is clear:

1. Demonize a word (such as “liberal”) by using it always in a negative sentence, preferably as emotion-generating as possible (falsehoods actually work better than truth). Give the word no quarter and never speak it in a positive sentence. Because of the constant demonization of the word, long and loudly, many in the public will come to hate the word and everything associated with it.

2, Now, attach any person or policy to the word, and the person or policy comes to be hated as well.

Evidence? Take a look at Newt Gingrich’s memo to GOPAC back when the political division was not as bad as today: Google “Language: A Key Mechanism of Control.” Yes, the conservatives started this well before Gingrich wrote the memo, but it did serve to clarify and consolidate the political methodology of the Right Wing. This was greatly enhanced by the rise of the neoconservatives.

So, here we are, a corporatocracy, slipping quickly into an oligarchy with the help of the corporatist conservative Supreme Court.

Max Furr on Gap between executive pay and worker wages continues to grow

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ohhicas:

jesus it’s been 19 years since the bombing in downtown OKC tomorrow wow

I still remember thinking my grandma dropped a bowling ball upstairs

I remember being at school, 5th grade, just before a field trip day downtown, and thinking the explosion and rumble was an earthquake.

Now that I’ve felt several earthquakes, I can say it wasn’t anything like that.