When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Although we take great pride in the work that we do, most of us could relate to being undermined and belittled publicly at work. When Conrad cleverly retorted “CEO,” it was hard not to aggressively high-five our laptop and mobile devices. The words “hell” and “yeah” could be heard all across the nation.
Rahat and the man who he helped get out of homelessness go find another homeless man to help!
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RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN: Repeat after me: Be more critical of the media, be less critical of yourself.
Why spend your time nit picking in the mirror? Why not question the track that brought you to this point? WHY ARE YOU SO CRITICAL OF YOUR BODY? There are a number of reasons, but for now, let’s just look at one. Why not question the media/advertising? Use that energy that you use to criticize your reflection, to change the world, before focusing so much on changing your body.
We Americans have funny notions about foreign aid. Recent polls show that, on average, we believe 28% of the federal budget is eaten up by it, and that, in a time of austerity, this gigantic bite of the budget should be cut back to 10%. In actual fact, barely 1% of the federal budget goes to foreign aid of any kind.
In this case, however, truth is at least as strange as fiction. Consider that the top recipient of U.S. foreign aid over the past three decades isn’t some impoverished land filled with starving kids, but a wealthy nation with a per-head gross domestic product on par with the European Union average, and higher than that of Italy, Spain, or South Korea.
Consider also that this top recipient of such aid — nearly all of it military since 2008 — has been busily engaged in what looks like a nineteenth-century-style colonization project. In the late 1940s, our beneficiary expelled some 700,000 indigenous people from the land it was claiming. In 1967, our client seized some contiguous pieces of real estate and ever since has been colonizing these territories with nearly 650,000 of its own people. It has divided the conquered lands with myriad checkpoints and roads accessible only to the colonizers and is building a 440-mile wall around (and cutting into) the conquered territory, creating a geography of control that violates international law.
“Ethnic cleansing” is a harsh term, but apt for a situation in which people are driven out of their homes and lands because they are not of the right tribe. Though many will balk at leveling this charge against Israel — for that country is, of course, the top recipient of American aid and especially military largesse — who would hesitate to use the term if, in a mirror-image world, all of this were being inflicted on Israeli Jews?
This is a 17,000 word one shot of what Season 4 could be like and it was excellent. Yaaassss !!! anonymous1912 did an amazing job with this story.
OMG!!! This is SOOOO good!!! Far better than the fuckery we’ll get from SR.
Re blogging to read later. #Excited
anonymous1912 is an excellent writer.
What season 4 should look like