While I was reading up on the LRT for our documentary in Anthropology (which has something to do with the relevance of the LRT in the Urban Culture of Metro Manila), I found out that Imelda Marcos has once held an executive position of the government as Minister of Human Settlements way back when her husband was still president. I always thought that she only served as first lady and only branched into politics after returning from exile. During the time when the LRT was established, Imelda was named the head of the Light Rail Transportation Authority or LRTA while serving as Minister of Human Settlements (and Governor of Manila as well). 

That’s just one of the so many things that went wrong with the Marcos-era government (aside from the obvious Martial Law). In fact, based on those facts alone, it’s probably a bit worse than the current Political Dynasties in the Philippines. In the current practice, you have a politician whose family members hold one position each instead of a family member of a politician holding three positions at once. 

forsworn-briarheart:

therealmichaelvincentjones:

its-elsa-bitch:

if you had a childhood you know the frustration behind this

#i fOUND OUT THE OTHER DAY THAT WEBKINZ IS FREE NOW#FUCK YEAH

CONFIRMED WEBKINZ IS FREE

ceeberoni:

emsyspinachpants:

mrcaseythegreat:

The episode of Spongebob Squarepants entitled SB-129, aired on New Years Eve, 1999. This is funny in its own right because of the new millennium and Y2K and all that. In the episode, Squidward gets trapped in the Krusty Krab freezer. Once frozen, the French Guy and title card say, “2000 years later”. Now, Spongebob is one of those shows that is very specific about their time lapses. If Squidward was frozen for roughly 2000 years, it would have said so. If it was 2573 years, it would say so. However, it specifically said 2000. After Spongetron melts Squidward from his icy prison, there’s a calendar in the background that says March 6, 4017. 2000 years before 4017 is 2017. Knowing the episode aired in 1999, that tells us that Spongebob takes place 18 years in the future. This tells us that it is currently 2032 in Bikini Bottom.

Or maybe the artists forgot to do math

or maybe it’s a horrible prophetic truth about global warming and people mutating into sea creatures???????? yea im ps ure that’s canon hmm

also pokemon was ash in a coma and everyone in ed edd n eddy were actually in purgatory

kellisina:

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themakaraconnection:

tygenco:

missveryvery:

misspiratesavvy:

Harbor Police arrested a 29-year-old man early Sunday morning, July 27th in a hotel at 333 West Harbor Drive. He was booked into San Diego County Jail at 11:20 am on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of minor. The victim, a juvenile female, was transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. The Harbor Police Investigations Unit is handling the incident. This investigation is ongoing.

HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

For those who don’t know what has been happening,

According to the girl’s mother, her injuries are severe, and indicate a vicious beating. Here is the account of what occurred from Tumblr:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.

One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.

”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter REDACTED aka REDACTED was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at REDACTED. Thank you in advance”. -REDACTED

Remember when SDCC said they didn’t want to make their anti-harassment policy clear because it would make it seem like there was a problem? (more)

well too fucking bad, now it REALLY looks like you have a problem, you fucks.

Let’s just keep this circulating, shall we? Because this is not okay on any level.

KEEP THIS CIRCULATING. Cons really need to fix this! There is no excuse for this to happen to her just for dressing a certain way!!!

knightarcana:

fuckyeahplussizealternatives:

toomanyfandomssolittletime:

maahammy:

jadethemerman:

July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

(Source: ladyxgaga)

amoosebouche:

I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

You can download the app to read it here! 

What to say when an artist quotes your commission higher than you expected:

fauxboy:

  • "Thank you for the quote, I’ll keep it in mind and get back to you sometime when I’m able to commission you!"
  • "That’s a little out of my budget for the time being, but thank you for your time. I’ll contact you again if/when I am able to pay!"
  • "I appreciate the quote, but i’ve decided to wait on the commission, thank you!"
  • "I understand your prices and that they are fair, but I am unable to afford this for the time being! Good luck on the rest of your commissions."

What NOT to say when an artist quotes your commission higher than you expected:

  • "WAHHHHHHHHHHH"
  • ”@-@ Holy crap that’s expensive!!”
  • "Could you maybe give me a tumblr follower discount? :3"
  • "Your prices are too high!!!!"
  • "Really?? Just for a sketch? I could draw it for half that!!"

Treat artists like human beings. We gotta eat too. Commissioning an artist is not different from any other contract work. You’re not going to ask your dentist for a discounted root canal or tell your contractor his cabinets are too expensive, don’t ask artists to change their prices because you perceive them as too high. More than likely, an artist taking commissions from the internet are drastically under charging themselves already. Please be respectful and understanding that art is a skill and not a favour.

grannybeards:

jackofallfandoms:

flightcub:

our next 44 presidents should be women

Your next 44 presidents should be people who can responsibly lead your country with minimal fuck ups regardless of gender

Damn son amen