JoJoTheModern

Sep 19

beyondtheaisles:

5 Beauty Products that can be substituted with just coconut oil!
Check it out!

I’m gunna drench myself in coconut oil
for the BEAUTY
*pours tub of coconut oil over myself*
HUG ME

beyondtheaisles:

5 Beauty Products that can be substituted with just coconut oil!

Check it out!

I’m gunna drench myself in coconut oil

for the BEAUTY

*pours tub of coconut oil over myself*

HUG ME

[video]

My little pep tak

musicismyoasis:

I give myself every time shit hits the fan,
“This is more than I bargained for, but sugar I’m going down swingin’”
Repeat till your confidence has come back or you’re full on singing

nitohri:

if you’re gonna shit on people for using fictional characters to motivate themselves well first of all what the fuck is your problem

reblogging because my I wrote my ged essay about edward elric and how his tenacity inspired me to never give up

i got a perfect score on that essay

(Source: nitohri, via sin00kas)

(Source: ohthatpaperback, via godfatherofgreenbay)

Sep 18

[video]

red flags

moopflop:

(via alexturnershapedpancakes)

Sep 17

glowcloud:

imo, don’t feel bad about changing your mind on something you used to feel very strongly about

don’t ever punish yourself for learning

Sometimes you just have change your mind on things. Better than becoming old and stubborn.

(via theweirdgirldownthestreet)

“If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.” — Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (via maxkirin)

Sep 16

Stop shopping at Urban Outfitters.

overtheunderpass:

honeybeeprofessor:

DOnt shop at urban outfitters 

image

they literally sold a blood-stained-looking sweatshirt with the name of a college that there was a school shooting at 

image

they sold prescription-drug related accessories trying to make it cute

image

they sold a board game entitled “gettopoly” i should not have to explain why this is bad

image

they sold a super cissexist card with the T slur on it 

image

they literally sold this shirt

PLEASE STOP SHOPPING AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

WOW, Ew

I got nothing to say except that what happened at Kent State wasn’t a school shooting.

The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)occurred at Kent State University in the US city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970.

Some of the students who were shot had been protesting the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.

There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further affected public opinion—at an already socially contentious time—over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.

- Wikipedia

Please, nobody call that turning point in American history a “school shooting”.

This Time Magazine article has the story on the sweatshirt, and Urban Outfitter’s response.

(via meidosuji)

Sep 15

[video]

nephyo:

EVANS: I’m not blaming my situation on anybody else. It was my debt.

In an article today on NPR about the repulsive expansion of wage and bank account garnishment as a means of forcing people to pay off debt even when they can’t afford it, they found, as they always do, as sympathetic a figure as possible to be the face of the problem. Reporters perceive that what Americans want to hear is about a hard working down to earth American doing their darnedest to make ends meet but just can’t keep up but isn’t throwing around any blame or looking for excuses or anything like that. Someone who sufficiently humbles himself and abases himself before society declaring that it was all his fault and that he willingly takes his just punishment as decided by the powers that be but just wishes please that things could be just a wee bit easier.

Fuck that. Mr. Evans didn’t crash the economy. Mr. Evans didn’t engage policies to ensure that our “recovery” was as slow and anemic as humanly possible. Mr. Evans didn’t make the cost of college and medical expenses and housing so exorbitant that it’s likely to bankrupt people. Mr. Evans didn’t personally dismantle the social safety net and corrupt our bankruptcy laws to make them nearly useless to the average citizen. Mr. Evans didn’t create predatory lenders who charge sickeningly high interest rates predicated on a single mistake.  Mr. Evans didn’t create the deceptive and sneaky tactics that credit card companies use to get default judgments on people who didn’t even know they were supposed to show up in court. Mr. Evans didn’t create a society that shames people for daring to even ask for help or to need to receive assistance of any kind.

All Mr. Evans did was engage in the system exactly the way it was setup for him to engage in and like so many other people out there he was screwed by the system and continues to be screwed by the system over and over again because the system has decided he’s a sucker and they can do whatever the hell they want to him.

Maybe Mr. Evans SHOULD be blaming his situation on somebody else. There’s a lot of people to blame out there. To be sure Mr. Evans shares some of the blame for his own outcomes. But the others are far MORE to blame. The ones who built this system. The ones who continue to profit vastly from it at his expense. So why do we act like every single ill that ever befalls us is solely and completely of our own doing even when there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary right before our eyes? 

We need people to stop blaming themselves and start blaming others. If not specific individuals than at least blame the system as a whole. It’s a screwed up deadly cruel and harsh system that certain people deliberately (whether they were fully aware of the inevitable consequences or not) built to make it so. Until we come to true grips with that how the hell are we going to get that system to change?

And by the way, the hidden results of this kind of coverage can be pernicious. It makes anyone who cannot claim with certainty that they were at least as responsible and hard working as Mr. Evans feel even worse about themselves and even less likely to assign blame where blame belongs and to internalize the ills as their own personal failings. When one in ten members of the working populace are having this happen to them it’s NOT a matter of individual error, it’s a matter of severe systemic malfunction that we need to take drastic measures to correct.

^^^