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"Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy." -

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

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I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

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(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality

What we didn’t have yesterday.

THIS IS WHY IT’S HUGE

You mean people didn’t used to qualify for these things?

Married people qualify for these things. Which means in most states, same-sex couples do not.

That’s the joke! Ha ha haHaHaHA! Ha… ha…

I’m sad, now.

But in all seriousness, I’m so happy this is getting around even more. I was excited when I compiled this, though I have to admit, I was a little more optimistic that it would either be 1. legal in all states by now, and/or 2. common knowledge for people. Yes, our rights are significantly less than your average person and it does indeed suck. Our state still inflicts a shitton of red tape upon K’s and my marriage, and we still don’t have basic rights. Tax season is a goddamned nightmare, and that’s the least of our worries in regards to state laws and regulations.

This is SUCH an important thing for people to see, because it’s absolutely ridiculous that same-sex couples have no where near the same rights as a cis male and cis female couple. THE FACT THAT YOU COULDN’T GET TIME OFF IF YOUR SPOUSE DIES IS INFURIATINGLY CRUEL, and it’s still something you can’t do in all states yet.

Worse yet: States that don’t recognize same-sex marriages can and HAVE contested all of the Federal Rights that were granted to same-sex couples like us.

In fact, even with Obama’s hospital visiting rights bill AND these Federally mandated rights, if Stiffler wanted to visit me in the hospital, the State could easily say “NO” if **ANY** of my blood relatives were present (even ones I haven’t seen/talked to/cut out of my life) and said that Stiffler couldn’t be in the same room as me, despite my wishes or government laws.

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Even with all of the paperwork we have filled out (Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Living Wills, etc., etc.,), even despite being together for over a decade as a couple, even despite having joint bank accounts, even despite our marriage certificate that was legally granted to us in MA, even despite our entire worlds revolving around each other —- all it would take is for ONE shitty blood-relative, whether they’ve been in our lives or not, to say “No, I don’t like gays.” And that would be that. In most cases, the State would grant them more permissions than my goddamn SPOUSE.

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And that’s to say nothing of all of the other State laws and bullshit we’ve been put through because of them, including but not limited to being denied housing because we’re same-sex, being denied a pay-raise because I don’t have a “real” family, and being denied pet adoption because “friends” can’t adopt, jumping through numerous hoops to get a joint bank account that are easily granted to “actually married” couples, etc., etc. Going over all of it again is just frustrating and upsetting, and that’s to say nothing of the “non-law-laws” as I call them, like being questioned about ‘Couples’ events we try to attend together. 

Fuck. Fuck. FUCK.

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Thanks to generous donations we have now raised $130! Thank you so much, please remember if you can’t donate reblogs are just as appreciated and helpful!

Seriously, thank you all for your kindness and support so far!

We’re now at $150! Thank you everyone for the donations, help, and support!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

We have gotten another $50 donation, bringing our total now to $200! Thank you for the support and kindness! Any little bit helps us, and we both appreciate it!

Now up to $210!!

Signal boosting the crap out of this because we might have found a potential living situation!!! It is super close to my spouse’s workplace, close enough that walking is more efficient than a car. :D Anything at this point is super duper helpful, as this is a nice opportunity for us!!!!

Not much to update on as we have not raised anymore money since my last update. Please consider donating if you can, or reblogging/signal boosting if you cannot.

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Examples of “unusual” wolfdogs - these are all animals with verified lineage, ranging from low-content to upper-mid. Each threw a unique trait usually seen only in dogs, which has apparently caused some confusion for people attempting to phenotype them. This is a PSA that phenotyping is not always as easy as it seems, especially in unique circumstances wherein strange genetics come into play. 

Starting from top left: A pure white wolfdog with pink skin and pale green eyes. This is likely the closest thing to true leucism I have personally seen in a verified wolfdog. According to the owner, other pups from this same litter had liver coloration. These dilutes, while not uncommon among domestic breeds like German shepherds and huskies, are rare in wolfdogs. But even so, this pup has a very wolfy cheek ruff, somewhat wolfy ears, and, in other photos, a lanky body structure typical of low-content wolfdogs. 

Beside the white pup is a unique black-phase upper mid-content wolfdog with bi-colored eyes. One is brown, while the other is husky blue. Wolves do not carry the genetic markers to produce blue eyes, so this feature obviously comes from the animal’s dog ancestry. It is further proof that phenotyping wolfdogs is about much more than simply putting check marks next to a list of wolf vs. dog traits. If someone said “it’s impossible for wolfdogs to have blue eyes!” then the animal above would obviously not be a wolfdog. But looking past this one unique discrepancy, it’s obvious to see that there are still many wolfy characteristics in his color, build, and even movement (note that he is single-tracking as he walks!). 

The big blue beast below the bi-colored pup is actually Jude’s uncle (full brother to Jude’s mother, Kai). He is part of the Blue Bay Shepherd breeding stock, and is an upper mid-content wolfdog. Obviously, he carries the genetic markers for the blue dilute that Jude, and indeed, most BBSs, have. He’s also got white socks, which is not common in wolfdogs. Even so, Dillon still has a wolfy coat, cheek ruffs, tail, ears, muzzle, eyes, legs, and posture.

Next are Leroux and his younger half-sister, Tundra, bred by Northernwoods Wolfdogs. They both express the liver dilute, but Tundra also had husky blue eyes! Despite these dog traits, she still displayed a wolfy coat, body type, and, according to the owner, a typical low-content wolfdog personality to boot. Unfortunately, she recently passed away when a store-bought vaccination failed to perform properly in keeping her safe from canine parvovirus. 

The black-and-tan wolfdog below Leroux and Tundra is a fascinating animal to me personally because it closely resembles some of the wolves I’ve worked with as pelts for taxidermy purposes. Its black-and-tan coloration is uncommon in pure wolves, but in wolfdogs, it’s not unheard of, especially in lower-contents. This one, however, is likely a solid or upper mid-content animal crossed with German Shepherd. You can still see that he has a narrow wolf-like muzzle, small angular eyes, rounded well-furred ears, and a wolfy body type. 

Next to him is Soldier, a mid-content wolfdog also owned by Northernwoods. He has one of the most unique faces I’ve ever seen in a mid-content animal, because it is surprisingly dog-like in structure, especially around the muzzle. Wolfdogs typically have tight lips with no droop to their jowls. Despite this doggy look, Soldier’s wolf heritage is highly evident in this photo from his coat, ears, and lanky limbs.

Next up are a some adorable low-content pups also produced by Northerwoods Wolfdogs. They are actually Soldier’s offspring! One has piebald marking and bi-colored eyes; another has piebalding and atypically dark eyes. Their pale-colored sibling looks much more wolfy than either of the black ones. A final pup produced in the same litter was almost solid blue. 

Lastly, there is the adorable ball of fluff known as Zo. Zo is a mid-content wolfdog who threw a woolly coat. This is not typical of the breed, and a few folks have attempted to phenotype Zo as a low/no-content animal on account of this fact alone. But misrepresentation works both ways. Imagine someone adopting a mid-content animal, expecting it to be a low/no, because it happened to have a few more dog traits than usual. Phenotyping is about looking at the bigger picture! This means taking into account multiple aspects of the pup’s genetic make-up, and not dismissing it simply because of one or two unique traits. Zo acts quite wolfy, has a an incredibly long, narrow skull, and has a very smooth stop to her brow. As she continues to grow, her woolly coat has become less and less poofy, revealing long legs, a narrow chest, and wiry frame. She will look very wolfy by the time she is a year in age. 

In conclusion, a wolfdog with a few dog traits is actually perfectly normal, even if they are unique. Genetics are, after all, very diverse, and so the ‘rules’ of phenotyping are not set in stone. 

Does this mean that any woolly, liver-colored, pointy-eared dog with blue eyes is a wolfdog? No. Most certainly not. In order for an canine to be a true wolfdog is must show wolf traits as well as dog ones, which is why I have pointed out aspects of both dog and wolf in each of the animals above. 

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baby goat by ksvrbrg on Flickr.

looook !!!!!!!!

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The hairdresser sighed, slamming down the shears.

“You didn’t tell me you had Hydras.”

“I don’t!” the Medusa promised..

“You have Hydras, Deliah, not snakes.”

The woman moaned and put her head in her hands, the stumpy, decapitated “snakes” growing back, now with two heads where there were one.

“You’ve got to go to a special hairdresser.”

“I just want a few less snakes!”

“You don’t have snakes, you’ve got Hydras. Is your Mother a Hydra?”

“My mother is a Naga, thanks.”

“I’m not saying it to be racist, I don’t have an issue with Hydras. My best friend is a Hydra.”

“…do you have any proof? Do you have a photo?”

The hairdresser Medusa shrugged, her frenzy of yellow snakes twisting themselves up into a hissy mohawk, then falling.

“Who do you recommend?”

“Any of the ladies at Heracles can hook you up. They’ve got special shears.” her snakes french braided themselves, then let themselves go, swirling into an up-do.

Deliah’s Hydras, her tiny Hydras, roared and spit some fire.

“Oh shit!” the Medusa said, backing up. “I’d get there right away!”

“Are they not supposed to do that?”

“Look honey… I do snakes and I do hair and sometimes I do Harpy Acrylics, okay? I am not qualified.”

Deliah got up, pouting. “I’m sorry Kida.”

“Mm hm.” the Medusa said, rounding her customer cautiously as the Hydras kept shooting fire. “Maybe they’re really dragons!”

Deliah dug in her purse. “Here, let me give you a tip.” She held out some bills and before Kida could grab them, the Hydra set them on fire.

They looked at each other and Deliah just left.

She had to get to Heracles right away. 

Oh god I LOVE THISSSSSSSSSSSSSS

So. much. CACKLING

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Plump Pygmy Hippo Calf Daydreaming

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