Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan
School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960
Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.
A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour
The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately
Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz
Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.
The last Jew of Vinnitsa
Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.
Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century
I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did.
there are way too many social justice warriors. we need a social justice scout and a social justice healer and a social justice black mage. seriously this videogame has like 10 different classes you can play and everyone goes for the one that just uses generic melee weapons?
Moving on through the alphabet, next up is Alundra II for the PS1, a game I have only played once and have since forgotten literally everything about.
1. Get job
2. Get flat
3. Get boyfriend to Germany
Oh man, I’m just praying everything works as planned!
Hope you get it! :)
Thank you! So do I, but it sounds good.
Sounds like I’ll be getting the work-from-home job. :D Squee! :D :D :D (Oh God, please let nothing go wrong now.)
there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption
TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY
BECAUSE CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS
For those of you who don’t know your Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy. Apollo tried to get in her pants by giving her the gift of prophecy and took nice guy douche-bagging to a godly level by cursing her when she turned him down.
The curse? That she would never be believed.
So all of Cassandra’s warnings to the people of Troy fell on deaf ears.
And in case you don’t remember, Trelawny mentions that her great-great-grandmother’s name was … you guessed it… “Cassandra”
daisy meeting her new sister for the first time…. I think she likes her
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY
Sometimes when I wake up I can’t move my legs for a while. It’s called sleep paralysis. It used to scare me. Now I just think…
It’s weird how easily you adapt and start seeing your illness as “normal.” I even feel weird saying I am sick because it all feels normal to me now. I only say I am sick when I am sicker than my normal amount of sick.
I forget what life was like when I didn’t have to spend most of my day in bed. When I could just go to the store to pick up a few things. When i could leave the house without it being a huge undertaking. When getting a shower wasn’t a test of stamina.
I saw this post in my facebook feed.
I hate this.
If I could just eat salad and be well, I would have been well over a decade ago. So many people with chronic conditions are told by non-doctors (and apparently tshirts now) they can just eat right and be better.
Things like this make everyone think they can tell you it is your fault you are sick. I have taken the supplements. I have done the diet. I have exercised as much as my body would allow. Even so, people are still skeptical. They think I didn’t exercise hard enough. That I cheated on my diet. That I didn’t reeeeally try these things. Because if I did, this tshirt says I would be all better. Right?
Even when I assure certain people that I spent a year eating the healthiest diet imaginable. That I pushed myself to exercise to the point of exhaustion for months. That I did all the right things and did not cheat even a little… they still don’t believe me. They think if they had my medical issues, they would have some magic willpower that would allow them to escape the bonds of illness.
It’s frustrating when people tell me I can take vitamins and fix a neurological disorder and defective mitochondria. There is no treatment for the conditions I have. There just isn’t.
Not to mention the side effects mentioned are very uncommon with those pills and some of the pills aren’t typically used to treat those conditions. And, I’m sorry, but chiropractic treatment has no strong evidence it helps with anything other than making a cool popping sound with your bones.
This tshirt is a thing a lot of people think makes sense and is accurate, but any doctor would tell you it is mostly BS. You could easily substitute several of these meds for other meds and not have side effects.
Healthy diet and exercise is great for people who are well enough to exercise. But suggesting it is a cure for serious illness is dangerous and makes some people think they can avoid seeing the doctor if they just go for a run.