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  • Artist Asks Go: #3

    3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a “doodle” it is.

    Taken from my camera phone, adjusted with filters and for brightness. I might scan it in the future (and talk about a college AU scene I have for this).

    25 July 2014.

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  • Senator Defensor Santiago observed that the pork barrel is the source of many anomalies in government. She recalled that as a newly elected senator, her staff dealt with visiting contractors who tried to speak with her in spite of her reputation as a graft buster. She observed that there is a pattern of behavior among the contractors: they would go to the office of a neophyte senator, ask that the latter give up his/her projects entirely to them in return for an across-the-board 30%; the contractors would claim that the practice is being done by almost all the senators whom they would willingly identify. Obviously, she said, there are some legislators who misuse their pork barrel, otherwise, the contractors would not be so brazen. She stated that the behavior of the contractors is insulting to the integrity of the senators, some of whom, apparently, are receptive. She noted that when she ran for reelection, there were reelectionist candidates who were obviously richer than the others. She wondered where these candidates got their money to run very expensive campaigns.

    Senator Defensor Santiago pointed out that at 10% (P20 million) a year, a senator would get P120 million in six years; at 30% (P60 million) a year, he would get P360 million in six years. She stated that the pork barrel is a good idea; however, the problem is that while the legislator does not receive the money outright, he can identify which projects to implement, a privilege which he can use to collude with the contractors. She stated that she has to rethink her position on the pork barrel for fear that it might go to a person of low moral character.

     -

    Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, September 20, 2004, Senate Hearing

    Holy shit. Back in 2004, MDS basically identified the mechanism and method that Napoles used in conjunction with senators.

    The hell? And no one noticed this back in 2004.

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  • theartofanimation:

    Tuneharu

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  • disneyvillainsforjustice:

    humourtop:

    Grumpy Cat Went to Disneyland and Hated Every Second of It

    I’m sharing this. You can’t stop me. LOOK AT HER.

    - Mod Dawes Sr. 

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  • theartofanimation:

    Roberto Nieto

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  • Coffee shop au fic snippet #2

    So instead of writing my thesis, on a sudden bout of inspiration, I wrote the coffee shop au fic. This scene in particular is the very first scene, the opening scene of the fic in fact, and from Tony’s POV.

    First draft, unedited except for spelling. Familiarity with Quickening is, understandably, recommended, although for the purposes of this fic I’ve tweaked with certain details so some of what you’ll read is not canon.

    You’ll probably notice that school is influencing my writing now 0rz

    Enjoy.

    Rumours spread like a poorly contained disease:

    COFFEE SHOP AU! YAY! I mean…I’m sorry about your thesis…but coffee shop au! (I’m sure you’ll have time to finish the thesis too:) ) Is there any chance we could see the fic? :D

    YAY FOR COFFEE SHOP AU! Inspiration is so hard to come by, so when I tried typing some for the fic, it just flowed, and, well, I wouldn’t want to deny that :)

    And yes! I will post the scene once I’m done rereading and editing it :D

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  • I’VE JUST WRITTEN 2,138 WORDS OF COFFEE SHOP AU FIC INSTEAD OF THESIS WHAT IS THIS TRAVESTY.

    sa mga kabayan ko na naaapektuhan ng bagyong Glenda ngayon, ingat po kayo at stay safe po

    #irl  

    Instead of writing my thesis, I just wrote a 1300-word of that Quickening coffee shop AU fic and still counting.

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  • 124daisies:

A giant Norwegian Blue measuring 15 metres is unveiled on London’s South Bank. The parrot is promoting a live broadcast of the final Monty Python Live show on TV channel Gold on Sunday. Photograph: David Parry/PA (via Guardian)

    124daisies:

    A giant Norwegian Blue measuring 15 metres is unveiled on London’s South Bank. The parrot is promoting a live broadcast of the final Monty Python Live show on TV channel Gold on Sunday. Photograph: David Parry/PA (via Guardian)

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  • What is the truth in relativism?

     - All Souls College, Oxford. Fellowship Examination - Philosophy Paper I. September 2013 (via allsoulsoxford)