The Obama Administration is looking to cap public interest loan forgiveness at $57,500. THIS IDEA IS TERRIBLE!
Here is why:
The Numbers: Law school costs upwards of $150,000. Graduate programs can run you $50,000. Undergraduate is around $100,000.
The Current Program: For people who work in the public interest (basically, people working for non-profits and government), after 10 years of work, your federal debt is forgiven.
What This Change Will Do: Basically, anyone that wants to use their very expensive education to do work in the public interest will not get their federal loans forgiven. These people (self included) will get pushed into the private sector at least temporarily in order to get out from under crushing education debt. The longer you work not in your actual field, the harder it becomes to move into it.
New students will not seek out higher education to do the work they want to do, and the interplay between theory and practice will be further weakened.
This change punishes economically disadvantaged people that want to serve their communities. This change is the opposite of community service the Administration promotes. This change is going to drain the public interest community of many excited and passionate people that simply cannot afford to take on or live under massive amounts of debt.
TL;DR: Please sign this petition to help those people committed to the public afford to do their very important work.
SIGNAL BOOST! This is really important. Please sign.
Castiel’s favorite memory rested in his left forearm, just above the wrist. He was riding in the Impala with Dean and Sam, Dean’s music playing just a little too loud. The seals to release Lucifer were breaking too fast, and the brothers were rushing to get…
“People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is a ruling class in a capitalist society.”—Jason Read (via finedineonmyvegangenitalia)
Castiel kept his memories with Dean in his skin, where he could keep them safe beneath the trenchcoat. He could not keep them in his Grace. Grace connected the angels; linking them thoroughly. Putting Dean there was risky. Castiel did not want to lose his family, and he did not want to share. Only Balthazar knew from a causal touch when Cas’s armor was off. Castiel had worried if Balthazar could keep his secret.
Dean kept his memories with Cas in his skin, where they were safe. The people he kept in his mind always ended up the victims of his story. In his skin, Cas was safe from that. Safe from Dean. In his skin, Dean was safe from thinking about why kept those memories of Cas. Dean wondered if Sam could see Cas written all over his body.
The memories they kept were not the big ones; not the epic tales of fighting and loss and redemption. It was that time in the motel that Dean got a papercut while sealing up another credit card application. He had cursed and whimpered, and Castiel did not understand how something so small could feel so big, especially to someone that had been wounded far more than this. He had healed it nonetheless. It was the time on a case that Cas accidentally turned on a shelf of vibrators, and Dean could not stop laughing. And the way Cas had asked the shopgirl what they were for and how he looked when she explained, and Dean could not understand how someone so old could be so fascinated by something so new, especially to someone who must have seen so much.
“We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things.”—How to See a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son (via albinwonderland)
“Christmas was coming. One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow. The lake froze solid and the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban.” - SS/PS, CH. 12
if u propagate this myth that queer people should know what they are from when they’re very young then STOP it’s actually really damaging and the fact people expect us to have a precise account of our feelings on our gender/sexuality so young is really bad
i didnt figure out my feelings on my gender for a long time because i repressed and then once i did figure them out i denied them for almost as long so yea
In 2008, Card lamented that he had for so long been labeled a “homophobe” because of his stated…
To the first post. Fuck you. It’s a good book. I support good books, I support good ideas.
And men who donate thousands and thousands of dollars they made off of books to openly, blatantly, and actively anti-queer causes, causing actual measurable harm to queer people and funding the efforts to strip us of our rights?
i’m in the start stage of PMS, so my apathy is off the charts. which of course leads to my brain slipping down the “i’m doing the wrong things with my life i will never do anything because i am all the time BORED fuck why did i not become sherlock” rabbit hole.
I have now graduated to the ADD phase of PMS:
and coming soon
and of course we should never forget the EVER PRESENT hollow leg syndrom:
and then there’s the, “I should probably just stay in tonight and read destiel and/or johnlock smut”
Followed closely by the “my hormones are on acid” phase:
People with female parts will get about 500 periods in their lifetime. Meaning that you’ll be on your period for a total of around 1200 days. With a loss of about 1440 ounces of blood. Which is approximately how much blood there is in 9 adult human bodies. That, my friend, is some very badass stuff.