"That’s the funny thing about being poor. Everyone has an opinion on it, and everyone feels entitled to share. That was especially true about my husband’s Mercedes. Over and over again, people asked why we kept that car, offering to sell it in their yards or on the Internet for us.

“You can’t be that bad off,” a distant relative said, after inviting himself over for lunch. “You still got that baby in all its glory.”

Sometimes, it was more direct. All from a place of love, of course. “Sell the Mercedes,” a friend said to me. “He doesn’t get to keep his toys now.”

But it wasn’t a toy — it was paid off. My husband bought that car in full long before we met. Were we supposed to trade it in for a crappier car we’d have to make payments on? Only to have that less reliable car break down on us?"

This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps - The Washington Post

Because I’ve actually seen people make arguments against poor people keeping tools - since that is exactly what this is. If you have a paid off car, you KEEP it, because it works and gives you a survival tool you will no longer have if you get rid of it. Then what? Buses? Not THAT reliable, not at all flexible if you have groceries to carry, or are disabled and doing anything but moving your body to and fro. Cheaper car? That breaks down all the time and sucks away money you don’t have? Maybe it’s even older and more of a gas guzzler. Walking? Not if you have kids you need to bring with you. Thinking the poor don’t “deserve” or that they should “suffer” for their being poor is such complete bullshit. (via jadegordon)

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Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…


He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

(( I am a cosplayer in Utah. This horrible occurrence happened a few towns over from where I live.  Darren Hunt -was- cosplaying when he was shot. Does the news mention this? No.

This is a photo of what Darren was wearing, it was snapped moments before he was shot:

It looks to me like he was cosplaying Samurai Champloo.  And according to his family, the sword he was carrying was a decorative art piece, it was a prop!

I want to know how much of a threat a cosplayer could have been, with a prop sword, who was shot in the back?  The police claim he lunged at them with the sword. Lunging requires a forward facing motion. So, why was he shot in the back?  This is not okay!  ))

they shot him in the back six times. SIX TIMES.

and the two cops who shot them are on fucking paid administrative leave right now

This reminds me of when Viggo Mortensen left the lotr set in full costume and he was literally walking down the street in rags muttering gibberish (elvish) and swinging his sword around.
Did he get murdered, shot in the back as he ran away?
No. No he did not.

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Wedding Dress
Early 20th Century
Edirne, Turkey
Israel Museum


Wedding Dress

Early 20th Century

Edirne, Turkey

Israel Museum

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food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.

the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die

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consider this:

thor is always running into little kids who are thrilled to meet him - he doesn’t really understand the concept of signing autographs, but he starts carrying asgardian toys around in his pockets to give to kids he meets (much to shield’s chagrin - how are we…

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The other reason for introducing Wilson so early in the film was that they wanted him to appear before any conspiracy elements started showing up, helping to show the character as trustworthy, allowing Rogers to seek his help in the middle of the movie.”

There were debates…


The exact moment I fell in love with Anders

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This is going on my tumblr again.

every october

and some of the months in-between

I get it…

when the one ghost turns his head AWW HAHABAHABH<3

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"you had such a thirst for knowledge; and now school has ruined that."

— something that someone said to me recently and I think about it a lot. (via writerings)

(Source: ecrirers, via anifang)