itslikethatfrenchthing: powerofvoodoo: so i’m ready to go back to school woah hang on what are you really sure you’re only going to need one pen? (Source: clinteastwoocl, via tessagray-herondale-carstairs)

itslikethatfrenchthing:

powerofvoodoo:

so i’m ready to go back to school

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woah hang on what

are you really sure you’re only going to need one pen?

(Source: clinteastwoocl, via tessagray-herondale-carstairs)

rabioheab: redmosaic: rabioheab: Best Insults To Use In Fight doodoohead nerd dingus you stink where are you from, loser? are you from losertown because you’re a loser (please only use this if you want to mentally destroy your opponent) Diaper Man Nerd is never an insult. Nerd is a badge of honour! shut up nerd (via tessagray-herondale-carstairs)

rabioheab:

redmosaic:

rabioheab:

Best Insults To Use In Fight

  • doodoohead
  • nerd
  • dingus
  • you stink
  • where are you from, loser? are you from losertown because you’re a loser (please only use this if you want to mentally destroy your opponent)
  • Diaper Man

Nerd is never an insult. Nerd is a badge of honour!

shut up nerd

(via tessagray-herondale-carstairs)

timeandinbetween:

My new favorite children’s book. If you’re a teacher, or a parent, you HAVE to pick this book up. #thedaythecrayonsquit #books
taylorwifts: IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW I ADVISE YOU TO DO YOUR BEST SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT HIGH SCHOOL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN AND I DIDN’T DO SHIT AND NOW MY C’S ON MY FRESHMAN REPORT CARDS ARE KILLING ME IN MY COLLEGE APPS AND I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME TO DO BETTER SO PLEASE LISTEN TO ME IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN GOOD GRADES ARE COOL (via weaselette-regeneration)

taylorwifts:

IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW I ADVISE YOU TO DO YOUR BEST SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT HIGH SCHOOL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN AND I DIDN’T DO SHIT AND NOW MY C’S ON MY FRESHMAN REPORT CARDS ARE KILLING ME IN MY COLLEGE APPS AND I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME TO DO BETTER SO PLEASE LISTEN TO ME IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN GOOD GRADES ARE COOL

(via weaselette-regeneration)

secxndary:

I swear on everything that this isn’t just some stupid contest to gain followers. I’ve been wanting a new camera for ages so now I have two. I was thinking about returning/selling my old one, but I wouldn’t be getting the same amount or more than what it was originally priced. I’ve already talked to my mum about me giving it away, and she doesn’t mind. Anyway, who doesn’t like free stuff?
Here’s how this will work:
You do not have to follow me. I don’t want any followers that don’t actually like my blog. I do ask of you to kindly check out my blog though. If you like it cool, if not, then your loss.
Likes do not count for anything, only reblogs will count. You can reblog this as many times as you’d like.
Do not create any extra blogs or whatever, I will be looking on your archives.
Winner will be chosen like as if it were a raffle drawing.
Winner will be contacted via ask, so make sure that you have that on/open.
This will be over on August 21st 2014, and the winner will be announced on the 22nd.
I am doing this basically to make someone else happy and also because I accidentally deleted the other contest I was doing. Please don’t participate if you already own a Canon, but you can if you’d like I guess. I really don’t care if you live in Hogwarts, anyone is allowed to enter.
Here’s what the winner will get:
Canon EOS 1100D
Camera Cover R-F-3
Battery Charger LC-E10E
EUR AC Cable 1m
Battery pack LP-E10
Battery cover
Interface cable IFC-130U
All the disks needed.
The camera is basically brand new.
If you think this is “stupid” of me to do or anything of that sort, than just ignore it. It’s that simple.
Q. “Why would you just giveaway an expensive camera to a stranger?”
A. TO MAKE THEM HAPPY!
Q. “How do we know you aren’t bullshitting us?”
A. To make a fake contest just for followers is stupid, plus, I have a picture of me holding both the cameras :)
Good luck.
vexarian:

arachnofiend:

fuckyourracism:

reverseracism:

What is “The United States of America”

While I don’t intend to co-opt black oppression in any way, this image perpetuates the erasure of native slavery history. Natives experienced slavery too and it’s not so “either or” as the image suggests. 

The Untold History of American Indian Slavery
"Long before the transatlantic African slave trade was established in North America a transatlantic slave trade in Indians had been occurring since the very earliest European arrivals. It was used as a weapon of war among the European colonists and as a tactic for survival among Indians who participated in the slave trade as slavers. It contributed to the fierce decline in Indian populations after the coming of the Europeans along with devastating disease epidemics, and lasted well into the eighteenth century when it was replaced by African slavery. It has left a legacy still felt among Native populations in the east, and it is also one of the most hidden narratives in American historical literature.
Documentation
The historical record of the Indian slave trade is based on many disparate and scattered sources including legislative notes, trade transactions, journals of slavers, government correspondence and especially church records, making it difficult to account for the entire history. It is well known by historians that the slave trade began with the Spanish incursions into the Caribbean and Christopher Columbus’s taking of slaves, as documented in his own journals. Every European nation that colonized North America utilized Indian slaves for construction, plantations and mining on the North American continent but more frequently in their outposts in the Caribbean and in the metropoles of Europe.
As the pieces of the puzzle come together in the scholarship, historians note that nowhere is there more documentation than in South Carolina, what was the original English colony of Carolina, established in 1670. It is estimated that between 1650 and 1730 at least 50,000 Indians (and likely more due to transactions hidden to avoid paying government tariffs and taxes) were exported by the English alone to their Caribbean outposts. Between 1670 and 1717 far more Indians were exported than Africans were imported. In southern coastal regions entire tribes were exterminated through slavery compared to disease or war. In a law passed in 1704, Indian slaves were conscripted to fight in wars for the colony long before the American Revolution.
Indian Complicity and Complex Relationships
Indians found themselves caught in between colonial strategies for power and economic control. The fur trade in the Northeast, the English plantation system in the south and the Spanish mission system in Florida collided with major disruptions to Indian communities. Indians displaced from the fur trade in the north migrated south where plantation owners armed them to hunt for slaves living in the Spanish mission communities. The French, the English and Spanish often capitalized on the slave trade in other ways; for example they garnered diplomatic favor when they negotiated the freedom of slaves in exchange for peace, friendship and military alliance. In another instance of Indian and colonial complicity in the slave trade, the British had established ties with the Chickasaw who were surrounded by enemies on all sides in Georgia. They conducted extensive slave raids in the lower Mississippi Valley where the French had a foothold, which they sold to the English as a way to reduce Indian populations and keep the French from arming them first. Ironically, the English also saw it as a more effective way to “civilize” them compared to the efforts of the French missionaries.
Extent of the Trade
The Indian slave trade covered an area from as far west and south as New Mexico (then Spanish territory) northward to the Great Lakes. Historians believe that all tribes in this vast swath of land were caught up in the slave trade in one way or another, either as captives or as traders. Slavery was part of the larger strategy to depopulate the land to make way for European settlers. As early as 1636 after the Pequot war in which 300 Pequots were massacred, those who remained were sold into slavery and sent to Bermuda. Major slaving ports included Boston, Salem, Mobile and New Orleans. From those ports Indians were shipped to Barbados by the English, Martinique and Guadalupe by the French and the Antilles by the Dutch. Indian slaves were also sent to the Bahamas as the “breaking grounds” where they might’ve been transported back to New York or Antigua.
The historical record indicates a perception that Indians did not make good slaves. When they weren’t shipped far from their home territories they too easily escaped and were given refuge by other Indians if not in their own communities. They died in high numbers on the transatlantic journeys and succumbed easily to European diseases. By 1676 Barbados had banned Indian slavery citing “too bloody and dangerous an inclination to remain here.”
Slavery’s Legacy of Obscured Identities
As the Indian slave trade gave way to the African slave trade by the late 1700’s (by then over 300 years old) Native American women began to intermarry with imported Africans, producing mixed-race offspring whose native identities became obscured through time. In the colonial project to eliminate the landscape of Indians, these mixed-race people simply became known as “colored” people through bureaucratic erasure in public records. In some cases such as in Virginia, even when people were designated as Indians on birth or death certificates or other public records, their records were changed to reflect “colored.” Census takers, determining a person’s race by their looks, often recorded mixed-race people as simply black, not Indian. The result is that today there is a population of people of Native American heritage and identity(particularly in the Northeast) who are not recognized by society at large, sharing similar circumstances with the Freedmen of the Cherokee and other Five Civilized Tribes.”  
Source

- Jimmy

America, England, France, Japan, Mongolia, Songhai, Zulu, Inca, Aztec… I could go on.
It’s impossible to justify the actions of the US but. Y’know. It’s extremely naive to think of the genocide/enslavement strategy as a distinctly American tradition. It’s just a thing major powers do. Because people are kind of terrible, especially when they have authority over others.

History is just chock full of ridiculous acts of genocide and wholesale enslavement of entire peoples. It’s just that the most recent ones involving modern western countries have stuck in our minds a bit more than the other ones. The founding of America, the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and of course the Holocaust. But this shit has been going on forever.
And it’s not even really fair to say it’s based on skin color racism. Before Columbus ever ran ashore on this stupid continent the natives were plenty busy murdering and enslaving each other. The transatlantic slave trade started with black tribes in Africa enslaving other black tribes, at first for their own purposes then later to sell to Europeans for profit. And fuck, the Irish were treated so poorly in those days that there were plenty of Irishmen who would have given their left nut to be a black slave, because at least then they’d be considered to have some fucking worth.
And of course in times long past there were all sorts of shit. Basically everyone kept slaves around the Mediterranean and the whole goddamn place was basically a constantly burbling cauldron of wars and power struggles. North up in Europe there were all sorts of barbarian tribes, the Celts, the Gauls, the Goths, the Vandals. Then of course there were the Mongols who basically raped and pillaged the entirety of Asia and half of Europe doing ridiculous shit that belongs on the cover of a heavy metal album rather than in a goddamn history book.
Shit sucks, but shit has pretty much always sucked.
If anything we are currently in a period of very minimal shit-sucking.