DeAnna aka Dee or Meowbooks. Student of Life. Hufflepuff. Whovian.
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Optimism, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Supernatural, things about social media, social issues, geeky things, Pirates of the Caribbean,NBC's Chuck, Game of Thones, Quotes and a slew of other stuff that tickles my fancy.
Most anthropologists and biologists view race as a political grouping with roots in slavery and colonialism. The number of races and who belongs in each race have shifted over time and nations—not because of responses to scientific advances in human biology, but rather in response to political purposes.
This take down of Tyrant is epic, amazing and almost makes up for the show existing in the first place.
It starts with this: If you have a show with a Middle Eastern main character, it’s probably important to have a Middle Eastern actor in the lead role. Right? Right. And if you think it’s important to have a Middle Eastern actor in the lead role, cast a Middle Eastern actor in the lead role. If you cannot immediately find a Middle Eastern actor for the lead role… Try harder. If you still cannot find a Middle Eastern actor for the lead role, pause and reflect on the message you’re sending both to Middle Eastern actors, but also to people of Middle Eastern descent and then try even harder. Maybe during that time, you can also make sure that your creator and your showrunners are on the same page and that the pilot you’re ordering is related to the show it will become. And if you still cannot find a Middle Eastern actor for the lead of your show? Don’t make the show because… Let’s return to Point A: You once thought it was important to cast a Middle Eastern actor in the lead role and you were right..
Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
So it’s 1947 and WWII is over and France and Italy (and all of Europe really) need some basic necessities. While there is the Marshall Plan, they needed more. So an initiative was started to collect donations of things like food and clothes over to France and Italy. The planners were hoping for like 80 cars of stuff. They got over 700. The train made stops in the US and eventually headed over to France and Italy. That was the Friendship Train.
In response, the people France and Italy got together and created the Gratitude Train. The donations were things like the Fashion Dolls I posted, clothes, furniture and other objects, as well as a Legion of Honor medal supposedly owned by Napoleon. There were 49 cars (one for each of the 48 states and one for Washington D.C. and Hawaii to split). When the boxcars got here in 1949, they were split among the states and a lot of the objects and some of the box cars can be found in local and state museums.
Just remember in about 40 seconds someone is about to commit suicide as we sit here blogging. This post goes out to the teens who took and will take their lives. Please just reblog this post to recognize them and don’t question whether or not you should. I promise it won’t ruin your blog type.
Don’t let that image fool you. Click on the video; you won’t regret it.
(You’ll probably also shed a few tears at the end.)
AHHHHHHHHH. So good!
See this, THIS is how adult education and illiteracy should be in real life. People being kind, supportive, encouraging, not mocking because you took a little longer to learn something. I’m sorry I get really emotional about people learning and education and I’m crying really hard right now because I really wish this was a commercial for a adult education network/organization that was becoming mainstream and commonplace and celebrated and not about alcohol
This is a beautiful commercial. Even though it is a commercial for alcohol, it hands down beats the usual marketing devices for such products.
this is fucking fantastic
I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING
you know I used to be a person who did not cry at things?