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undeceased:

German Shepherd Dog painted in time for Halloween. (x)

AAAHHHHHH!!!!! :D <3!!! The best. This wins all.

drunktrophywife:

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

radfordsechrist:

ca-tsuka:

Urbance animated project is now on Kickstarter.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2088672139/urbance

Looks so cool!

I wish I had money to give. Instead I will advertise.

teal-deer:

Instead of complaining about Columbus Day — plenty of other posts that do that — I’m going to take this day to highlight an American Indian historical figure. I figure I’m going to do this every Genocidal Maniac Bastard day, as it’s a more productive use of my time than re-hashing why Columbus was a genocidal maniac bastard. I mean, condemning the asshole is all well and good, but perhaps it’s better to memorialize &amp; educate ourselves on the people he destroyed?
ANYWAY
Nezahualcoyotl (roughly nets-a-wall-COY-oatl, translation: Coyote-Who-Fasts) was the tlatonai (“revered speaker”) of Texcoco from 1429–1472. He was NOT Aztec, but rather Acolhua, a totally different group of Nahuan people; however, he was insturmental in allying the city-state of Texcoco with Tenochitlan (now Mexico City) and Tlacopan to create the Aztec Triple Alliance (what most laypeople know as the Aztec Empire; actually a roughly equal alliance between three city-states). 
Nezahualcoyotl today is most well-known for his poetry. It’s disputed whether the poems attributed to him are actually his; most originals of his writing were destroyed by the Spanish during the Conquest, so all we have are transcriptions by his great-grandson, Juan Bautista de Pomar. Some think that the poems are actually inventions of Juan Bautista’s, attributed to his grandfather to keep the tlatonai’s memory alive; others hold that the poems were passed down orally by Juan Bautista’s family. 
In addition to his poetry &amp; his political acumen in solidifying the Triple Alliance, Nezahualcoyotl established separation of powers within Texcoco by establishing councils of Finance, War, Justice, and Culture. He founded one of the most extensive libraries in Mesoamerica (sadly destroyed by the Spanish), and finally founded a school of music so well-regarded that students came from all over Mesoamerica to study there. 
If you’d like to read some of Nezahualcoyotl’s poems in both English and the original Nahuatl, some can be found here: http://www.red-coral.net/Hungry.html
For more information in general, there’s this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nezahualcoyotl

teal-deer:

Instead of complaining about Columbus Day — plenty of other posts that do that — I’m going to take this day to highlight an American Indian historical figure. I figure I’m going to do this every Genocidal Maniac Bastard day, as it’s a more productive use of my time than re-hashing why Columbus was a genocidal maniac bastard. I mean, condemning the asshole is all well and good, but perhaps it’s better to memorialize & educate ourselves on the people he destroyed?

ANYWAY

Nezahualcoyotl (roughly nets-a-wall-COY-oatl, translation: Coyote-Who-Fasts) was the tlatonai (“revered speaker”) of Texcoco from 1429–1472. He was NOT Aztec, but rather Acolhua, a totally different group of Nahuan people; however, he was insturmental in allying the city-state of Texcoco with Tenochitlan (now Mexico City) and Tlacopan to create the Aztec Triple Alliance (what most laypeople know as the Aztec Empire; actually a roughly equal alliance between three city-states). 

Nezahualcoyotl today is most well-known for his poetry. It’s disputed whether the poems attributed to him are actually his; most originals of his writing were destroyed by the Spanish during the Conquest, so all we have are transcriptions by his great-grandson, Juan Bautista de Pomar. Some think that the poems are actually inventions of Juan Bautista’s, attributed to his grandfather to keep the tlatonai’s memory alive; others hold that the poems were passed down orally by Juan Bautista’s family. 

In addition to his poetry & his political acumen in solidifying the Triple Alliance, Nezahualcoyotl established separation of powers within Texcoco by establishing councils of Finance, War, Justice, and Culture. He founded one of the most extensive libraries in Mesoamerica (sadly destroyed by the Spanish), and finally founded a school of music so well-regarded that students came from all over Mesoamerica to study there. 

If you’d like to read some of Nezahualcoyotl’s poems in both English and the original Nahuatl, some can be found here: http://www.red-coral.net/Hungry.html

For more information in general, there’s this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nezahualcoyotl

partlystarsmostlyvoid:

kittykait04:

gorogoroiu:

honkschraders:

metal-thimble:

geekscoutcookies:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

tidiness:

after reblogging this i opened up a card my great aunt gave me it has money in it

It could be a complete coincidence but I reblogged this yesterday and toda I fouund $40 at the fruit maket

Eh,why not

#this is dumb#but i’m desperate

when you got nothing you got nothing to lose

I got a job after reblogging this&#160;!

Just got a job

I am absolutely desperate.  I’d settle for, like, $5 at this point.

*sigh* I have never done a chain letter like thing before, but I am pretty desperate. I am depositing my check tomorrow and that does not count you silly reblog thingy.

partlystarsmostlyvoid:

kittykait04:

gorogoroiu:

honkschraders:

metal-thimble:

geekscoutcookies:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

tidiness:

after reblogging this i opened up a card my great aunt gave me it has money in it

It could be a complete coincidence but I reblogged this yesterday and toda I fouund $40 at the fruit maket

Eh,why not

when you got nothing you got nothing to lose

I got a job after reblogging this !

Just got a job

I am absolutely desperate.  I’d settle for, like, $5 at this point.

*sigh* I have never done a chain letter like thing before, but I am pretty desperate. I am depositing my check tomorrow and that does not count you silly reblog thingy.

becausebirds:

pepperandpals:

A story unfolds… Or is flipped.

 (╯°v°)╯︵ ┻━┻

This bird has had enough of your shit.

viivus:

collarpoints:

I’m so ready for the month-long skeleton party

#THIS PROBABLY SHOULDN’T COUNT AS INKTOBER #BUT IT IS INK #AND I DID DRAW IT IN OCTOBER #SO

It’s here.

draculauntold:

Every Bloodline Has a Beginning. Dracula Untold: Trailer 

Someone give me money, I wish to see this.

bluedogeyes:

Princeless – Book One: Save Yourself (2012)

Story: Jeremy Whitley , art: M. Goodwin

Avaliable at comixology / amazon

kataistalla:

Discovered while going through a box of books. 

This book needs to be in my life.

kataistalla:

Discovered while going through a box of books. 

This book needs to be in my life.