theblackdalia:

bitteroreo:

tashabilities:

anthonynumero-uno:

tashabilities:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.
An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.
Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.
About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.
What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”
At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.
(source)

The fact that this is even getting press is proof of white privilege. This ain’t cute. This unknown white man from Virginia can “put in a claim” as ridiculous as this and the press will actually cover it. The media will entertain the story and give it the time of day. Every reputable news editor should have passed on even running this nonsense on the grounds of having integrity and respect for journalism. Deep down this white man knows this is nonsense, but I suppose he got his little 5 minutes of fame and has passed down the colonial mentality that is innate in many white westerners to his child. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a kid to sit down and shut up. You can’t have everything you want, including being an African princess. Take her to Chuck E Cheese instead.
I’ll tell you one thing, the media wouldn’t give coverage to a random African man from let’s say Botswana who one day decided to claim a part of say Idaho for his daughter because he wants her to be a “real life princess”. He’ll even make up some bullshit flag. Not to worry though, he’ll make sure to feed and be kind to the local whites in the area in exchange for his dominion and rule. Sweet.

Read this bullshit this morning and almost vomited with anger

why do you have to say “white man”? why can’t you say “man” or his name? why do you have to bring race into it? it is NOT one ethnic group that continues to be racist, so don’t single out the race. im so sick of racism.

You need to unfuckingfollow me right now and then go find the nearest freeway and play on it. ALL THIS TIME you been following me, a Black woman, and you reblog and say THIS stupid shit? Get away from me. 

anthonynumero-uno “It’s not one ethnic group that continues to be racist.” But while this white man is claiming disputed land for his white daughter to live out her fantasy, black and brown folks are being deported on the grounds that they don’t have a right to exist here. “Why do you have to be race into it?” Because the white man intruding in this country is seen as a devoted father, but the brown man who is trying to give his family better life is problem with America. “I’m so sick of racism” But deliberately ignore the colonization of black and brown countries, and you turn a blind eye to how even this white man acknowledges that colonization being happening for thousands of years, but yet don’t see the problem with following in his ancestors footsteps……you ask why it’s about race, when everything about this is racial. Why you think he chose to do this in a country in Africa? But not Sweden, or England, Germany, Switzerland or another state in America?….oh better yet just stayed is own damn yard. You say it’s not one ethnic/racial group that continues to be racist but yet it’s always someone white, claiming power and authority in places that isn’t their home.

??????? Who let this man out???

What the actual fuck. In 8 years this little girl is gonna be on prom committee and propose a fucking out of Africa theme.

theblackdalia:

bitteroreo:

tashabilities:

anthonynumero-uno:

tashabilities:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.

An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.

Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.

About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.

What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”

At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.

(source)

The fact that this is even getting press is proof of white privilege. This ain’t cute. This unknown white man from Virginia can “put in a claim” as ridiculous as this and the press will actually cover it. The media will entertain the story and give it the time of day. Every reputable news editor should have passed on even running this nonsense on the grounds of having integrity and respect for journalism. Deep down this white man knows this is nonsense, but I suppose he got his little 5 minutes of fame and has passed down the colonial mentality that is innate in many white westerners to his child. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a kid to sit down and shut up. You can’t have everything you want, including being an African princess. Take her to Chuck E Cheese instead.

I’ll tell you one thing, the media wouldn’t give coverage to a random African man from let’s say Botswana who one day decided to claim a part of say Idaho for his daughter because he wants her to be a “real life princess”. He’ll even make up some bullshit flag. Not to worry though, he’ll make sure to feed and be kind to the local whites in the area in exchange for his dominion and rule. Sweet.

Read this bullshit this morning and almost vomited with anger

why do you have to say “white man”? why can’t you say “man” or his name? why do you have to bring race into it? it is NOT one ethnic group that continues to be racist, so don’t single out the race. im so sick of racism.

You need to unfuckingfollow me right now and then go find the nearest freeway and play on it. 

ALL THIS TIME you been following me, a Black woman, and you reblog and say THIS stupid shit? 

Get away from me. 

anthonynumero-uno “It’s not one ethnic group that continues to be racist.” But while this white man is claiming disputed land for his white daughter to live out her fantasy, black and brown folks are being deported on the grounds that they don’t have a right to exist here. “Why do you have to be race into it?” Because the white man intruding in this country is seen as a devoted father, but the brown man who is trying to give his family better life is problem with America. “I’m so sick of racism” But deliberately ignore the colonization of black and brown countries, and you turn a blind eye to how even this white man acknowledges that colonization being happening for thousands of years, but yet don’t see the problem with following in his ancestors footsteps……you ask why it’s about race, when everything about this is racial. Why you think he chose to do this in a country in Africa? But not Sweden, or England, Germany, Switzerland or another state in America?….oh better yet just stayed is own damn yard. You say it’s not one ethnic/racial group that continues to be racist but yet it’s always someone white, claiming power and authority in places that isn’t their home.

??????? Who let this man out???

What the actual fuck. In 8 years this little girl is gonna be on prom committee and propose a fucking out of Africa theme.

Reblogged from the-wistful-collectivist

seanmonster:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

reblogalert:

boneycircus:


Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

signal boost the shit out of this. i wanna see this dickwad’s name everywhere.

Good lord, somebody liked it, too.


Sick sick sick.

seanmonster:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

reblogalert:

boneycircus:

Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.

The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.

Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:

You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.

The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)

I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.

Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

signal boost the shit out of this. i wanna see this dickwad’s name everywhere.

Good lord, somebody liked it, too.

Sick sick sick.

Reblogged from the-wistful-collectivist

trungles:

shorterexcerpts:

styro:

salon:

Ronald Reagan pretty much ruined everything for millennials.

fuckin’ ronnie

I try and bring up how he ruined free in state tuition in the name of hippie bashing when he was California’s governor often, but don’t exactly have the biggest platform.

"Worst of all, these students’ sense of the future is constrained by planning for and then paying down their student loans, often for decades. Economists are waking up to the fact that when young Americans enter the workforce burdened with over a trillion dollars in cumulative debt, they become risk averse, unwilling to move, less able to make major purchases, and slower to become homeowners. Not coincidentally, they don’t feel safe enough to register any major protests against the society that’s done this to them.”

Damn.

Literally anyone my age who is obsessed with this guy … Go. Fuck. Yourself.

Reblogged from the-wistful-collectivist

1. Trauma permanently changes us.

This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as “getting over it.” The five stages of grief model marks universal stages in learning to accept loss, but the reality is in fact much bigger: a major life disruption leaves a new normal in its wake. There is no “back to the old me.” You are different now, full stop.

This is not a wholly negative thing. Healing from trauma can also mean finding new strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to preserve or present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life — warts, wisdom, and all — with courage.

2. Presence is always better than distance.

There is a curious illusion that in times of crisis people “need space.” I don’t know where this assumption originated, but in my experience it is almost always false. Trauma is a disfiguring, lonely time even when surrounded in love; to suffer through trauma alone is unbearable. Do not assume others are reaching out, showing up, or covering all the bases.

It is a much lighter burden to say, “Thanks for your love, but please go away,” than to say, “I was hurting and no one cared for me.” If someone says they need space, respect that. Otherwise, err on the side of presence.

3. Healing is seasonal, not linear.

It is true that healing happens with time. But in the recovery wilderness, emotional healing looks less like a line and more like a wobbly figure-8. It’s perfectly common to get stuck in one stage for months, only to jump to another end entirely … only to find yourself back in the same old mud again next year.

Recovery lasts a long, long time. Expect seasons.

4. Surviving trauma takes “firefighters” and “builders.” Very few people are both.

This is a tough one. In times of crisis, we want our family, partner, or dearest friends to be everything for us. But surviving trauma requires at least two types of people: the crisis team — those friends who can drop everything and jump into the fray by your side, and the reconstruction crew — those whose calm, steady care will help nudge you out the door into regaining your footing in the world. In my experience, it is extremely rare for any individual to be both a firefighter and a builder. This is one reason why trauma is a lonely experience. Even if you share suffering with others, no one else will be able to fully walk the road with you the whole way.

A hard lesson of trauma is learning to forgive and love your partner, best friend, or family even when they fail at one of these roles. Conversely, one of the deepest joys is finding both kinds of companions beside you on the journey.

5. Grieving is social, and so is healing.

For as private a pain as trauma is, for all the healing that time and self-work will bring, we are wired for contact. Just as relationships can hurt us most deeply, it is only through relationship that we can be most fully healed.

It’s not easy to know what this looks like — can I trust casual acquaintances with my hurt? If my family is the source of trauma, can they also be the source of healing? How long until this friend walks away? Does communal prayer help or trivialize?

Seeking out shelter in one another requires tremendous courage, but it is a matter of life or paralysis. One way to start is to practice giving shelter to others.

6. Do not offer platitudes or comparisons. Do not, do not, do not.

“I’m so sorry you lost your son, we lost our dog last year … ” “At least it’s not as bad as … ” “You’ll be stronger when this is over.” “God works in all things for good!”

When a loved one is suffering, we want to comfort them. We offer assurances like the ones above when we don’t know what else to say. But from the inside, these often sting as clueless, careless, or just plain false.

Trauma is terrible. What we need in the aftermath is a friend who can swallow her own discomfort and fear, sit beside us, and just let it be terrible for a while.

7. Allow those suffering to tell their own stories.

Of course, someone who has suffered trauma may say, “This made me stronger,” or “I’m lucky it’s only (x) and not (z).” That is their prerogative. There is an enormous gulf between having someone else thrust his unsolicited or misapplied silver linings onto you, and discovering hope for one’s self. The story may ultimately sound very much like “God works in all things for good,” but there will be a galaxy of disfigurement and longing and disorientation in that confession. Give the person struggling through trauma the dignity of discovering and owning for himself where, and if, hope endures.

8. Love shows up in unexpected ways.

This is a mystifying pattern after trauma, particularly for those in broad community: some near-strangers reach out, some close friends fumble to express care. It’s natural for us to weight expressions of love differently: a Hallmark card, while unsatisfying if received from a dear friend, can be deeply touching coming from an old acquaintance.

Ultimately every gesture of love, regardless of the sender, becomes a step along the way to healing. If there are beatitudes for trauma, I’d say the first is, “Blessed are those who give love to anyone in times of hurt, regardless of how recently they’ve talked or awkwardly reconnected or visited cross-country or ignored each other on the metro.” It may not look like what you’d request or expect, but there will be days when surprise love will be the sweetest.

9. Whatever doesn’t kill you …

In 2011, after a publically humiliating year, comedian Conan O’Brien gave students at Dartmouth College the following warning:

"Nietzsche famously said, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ … What he failed to stress is that it almost kills you.”
Odd things show up after a serious loss and creep into every corner of life: insatiable anxiety in places that used to bring you joy, detachment or frustration towards your closest companions, a deep distrust of love or presence or vulnerability.

There will be days when you feel like a quivering, cowardly shell of yourself, when despair yawns as a terrible chasm, when fear paralyzes any chance for pleasure. This is just a fight that has to be won, over and over and over again.

10. … Doesn’t kill you.

Living through trauma may teach you resilience. It may help sustain you and others in times of crisis down the road. It may prompt humility. It may make for deeper seasons of joy. It may even make you stronger.

It also may not.

In the end, the hope of life after trauma is simply that you have life after trauma. The days, in their weird and varied richness, go on. So will you.

Catherine Woodiwiss, “A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma”   (via thepeacefulterrorist)

Everything about this is so much more accurate than the 5 stages of grieving omg. After being assaulted last summer in Tulsa I kept thinking I was better, but I would have waves of anxiety or panic out of nowhere. Even the people who loved me the most couldn’t understand. This is a really great tool for helping those around you/talking to people you need support from.

socialismartnature:

The real tragedy of Brazil’s World Cup experience is that the defeat suffered on the pitch by Brazil at the hands of Germany is actually far less devastating and lopsided than the defeat suffered by the poor and working class of Brazil at the hands of the corporate behemoth known as FIFA.

How to keep your refridgerator organized

diycrafts:

1. Use mason jars to store salads instead of large plastic containers.

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Stop using plastic containers and start using glass ware! This also makes a healthy, easy, grab-ready meal.

2. Use baskets to help organize the inside of the fridge.

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You could even label a basket “Eat Me First!” for food that is expiring soon.

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3. Use a dry erase marker to create a grocery list on the refrigerator door.

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Please remember this will only work on some refrigerators.

For more on organization click here.

Why don’t I look at the crafts tag EVERY FUCKING DAY