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brutalgeneration:

big sur (by FIILMY)
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mimacondo:

"También de este lado hay sueños" / "Estoy al límite" - Frontera México-Estados Unidos, lado mexicano

"There are also dreams on this side" / "I’m at the limit" - Mexico-United States Border, Mexican side

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"In a major milestone for gay rights, the United States government plans to expand recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits."

america, fuck yeah (cnn)
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good things: california christmas edition

  • mole, sound, AND fury home for the holidays. the four of us haven’t been in the same place since we were, like, 21. it’s amazing.
  • just watched BEYONCÉ on my dad’s flatscreen with the sound system hooked up and it was even more amazing than the other eight thousand times i’ve watched it.
  • eight million bean taquitos with guacamole every day.
  • felix is here and my parents and besties love him.
  • today when felix met my sister it was like the most perfect introduction ever because she rolled up totally unannounced as we were leaving for brunch and was like, “where the fuck are YOU going?” and then just like lazily climbed up me like i was a tree and she was a tiny koala when she hugged me hello. 
  • but also felix is not here in my house right now because he went for a walk to have alone time right when i also really wanted alone time. perfect.
  • tonight my sister and my mom are coming over to my dad’s house to decorate the tree with us.
  • my stepmom got apple cider for us to drink.
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sinidentidades:

Texas principal bans Latin@ students from speaking Spanish to ‘prevent disruptions’
Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.
A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”
It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”
But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.
“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.
Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.
“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”
Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”
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sinidentidades:

Texas principal bans Latin@ students from speaking Spanish to ‘prevent disruptions’

Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.

A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”

It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”

But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.

“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.

Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.

“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”

Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.

“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”

“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”

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"what’s an adventurer to do but rest these feet at home with you"

"what’s an adventurer to do but rest these feet at home with you"

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antisocialblogger:

Doug Perrine captured these stunning photographs in the Maldives. The particular location (Vaadhoo Island) has a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton. Bioluminescence is a natural chemical reaction which occurs when a micro-organism in the water reacts with oxygen. When washed ashore by the tides, the phytoplankton’s chemical energy is turned into light energy, illuminating the waves.

i think technically you aren’t supposed to swim in this for some reason, but red tide was my favorite time to night-swim growing up. your body leaves sparkly trails in the water, so it’s clearly the best time to pretend you’re a mermaid.

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emailed from my mom today, “sunshine waiting for you and felix”. mommmmmmm <3 <3 <3

emailed from my mom today, “sunshine waiting for you and felix”. mommmmmmm <3 <3 <3

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kirathrace:

I love doing my thing while someone else is in the room doing their thing. Like if you come over and you want to sit by the window and read while I sit on the floor drawing something and listening to a cd that would be very nice.

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princessotto:

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artofstrengthtraining:

Street Politics 101: A great little video about radical politics, student movements, and street warfare—especially Black Bloc in Montreal. Really interesting watch.

saw this in ruelle on a movie date in the summer ! pretty sweet intro / overview of street tactics and the student & social strike in montreal.

Wow I almost cried so many times during that video omggggg plz watch

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Just so we’re clear on how radical and extremist the Republican Party is…

eraof-goodfeelings:

So just to clarify, the Affordable Care Act

  • Passed both the House and the Senate
  • Was signed into law by Obama in 2010
  • Was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court in 2012

And yet now it’s 2013 and the GOP in the House has voted 40 times to repeal it and is now going to shut down the fucking government because they can’t handle the democratic process.

Ok.

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Tags: usa fail home
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  • me: do you think i should try to find out why my government has, like, collapsed?
  • andy: no. probably not.