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justnbeebermeganelainelove

I’m scared that I’m not myself in here, and I’m scared that I am.

7/28 17:25 - meganelainelove - 125,204 notes
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7/28 17:24 - bebreezyash - 12,363 notes
kawaiimoedesumeganelainelove

kamoe:

So I went looking at Gordon Ramsay videos and found this and laughed for about 10 minutes.

7/28 17:23 - meganelainelove - 355,161 notes
radfemalemisplacedducksfan

whatisitcalledagain:

fat-grrrl:

sometimes I forget that Americans have to pay for university upfront like what the fuck is that are u guys ok

no

7/28 17:22 - misplacedducksfan - 284,277 notes
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7/28 17:22 - meganelainelove - 168,059 notes
goodladnicelittlebodymisplacedducksfan
Anonymous asked: Chooch, I feel I'm horribly uneducated on the Israel/Palestine situation. :( I mean, I understand the basic conflict, but I know there's much more to the issue and I have no idea where to start looking. Are there any links/articles/videos on the topic that you've found particularly accurate or informative? Zayn's tweet definitely makes me want to learn more on this issue.

goodladnicelittlebody:

Here is one of the biggest benefits to having zayn tweet this; uninformed people decide to figure out what’s going on. Unfortunately, I’m not the best person to talk to about this, but I’ll try my best. I also know that twerk-it-larry is pretty informed on the situation and has faced it first hand.

So, Zayn Malik tweeted this today:

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Some history:

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Until1946, Palestinians lived all over the country, some Jewish people did too, and they actually lived pretty peacefully.

After WW2, the British, finding that Jews felt unsafe in Europe, decided to establish Israel as their state. Over a million fled to Israel from 1948-1970.

Here’s some more history.

Here’s a video.

Here’s a post about some of the ways Palestinians are discriminated against.

Here’s whats happening now:

The current escalation was caused when 3 Israeli teenagers were kidnapped while they were found on Palestinian land. Israeli government was quick to blame Hamas, the people in power in Palestine, they later admitted that that it was a lone act, in other words, Hamas wasn’t involved. In other words, you could make the argument that Israel blamed Hamas in order to justify the planned attack.

Further, the Israeli government was well aware the teens were dead, but acted as if they didn’t:

Yet for the next two weeks authorities put on a phony rescue effort, instituted a gag order to prevent the public from knowing the truth and rallied the Jewish domestic and diaspora populations in anticipation of their move against Hamas.

Sad.

The death toll is approaching 1,000, most of them women and children. That because Israel consistently target, hospitals, and UN shelters

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Israel: 42.

"Israel has the right to defend itself?"

In a nutshell, the conflict is about two peoples, living in peace. One side does something, and the other reacts.

I’m not saying Palestine is innocent in all of this, but they are definitely the disenfranchised population. According to Human Rights Watch:

World Report 2014.

Israeli forces killed more Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and demolished more Palestinian homes than in 2012. Israel continued to build settlements in the West Bank, violating international law. Palestinian security forces in both the West Bank and Gaza enjoyed virtual impunity from criminal prosecution despite credible allegations of torture. In Gaza, Israel and Egypt impeded rebuilding of the devastated economy by blocking virtually all exports. Israeli and Palestinian security services in the West Bank and Gaza arrested people arbitrarily and unlawfully restricted people from protesting.

Oh and:

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I have general knowledge of what’s going on, so here are some more links to explore and stay updated:

Haaretz 

PressTV

James Gelvin

Noam Chomsky

Jewish Voices for Peace

*Note: this is really general, I hope its informative, but please don’t let this post be your sole source. Please do your own research, come to your own conclusion.

7/28 17:20 - misplacedducksfan - 3,298 notes
octopussoir-bebreezyash
dash-jenners:

how can someone not love her

dash-jenners:

how can someone not love her

7/28 17:17 - bebreezyash - 153,197 notes
unfollowermisplacedducksfan

unfollower:

a fairy tale where the princess stuck in the tower has nothing better to do so she just works out all the time and gets ripped and kills the dragon herself

7/28 17:16 - misplacedducksfan - 130,006 notes
purplebuddhaprojectmisplacedducksfan

purplebuddhaproject:

Fall in love with yourself, everyday. Appreciate your gifts. Marvel at your efforts. And most importantly, applaud your existence.

7/28 17:15 - misplacedducksfan - 3,649 notes
america-wakiewakiemisplacedducksfan
"

The claim that a company like McDonald’s can’t afford to pay wages over the minimum is absolutely insulting when you compare the salary of its CEO to one of its crew members.

I worked at a McDonald’s in New York over the summer and did a little math while I was there. In 2011, former McDonald’s CEO James Skinner made $8.75 million with compensation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. In comparison, crew members made $7.25 an hour, for about $15,000 a year, if they stayed at the job year-round.

If you take Skinner’s total salary in 2011 and assume that he worked 40-hour week, he would have made $4,200 an hour. In one hour, he made 580 times more than the average McDonald’s worker. James Skinner made $33,600 a day, which is twice the salary tht a McDonald’s crew member makes in a year of full-time work.

Looking at it another way, the average worker would have to work for almost 600 years to make the salary that Skinner made in 2011. In one year, Skinner makes more than I could make in at least six lifetimes.

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- Samantha Valente | Maximum lies about the minimum wage (via america-wakiewakie)

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