CLAUDE DEBUSSY: CLAIRE DE LUNE
WASHINGTON — The Senate Thursday failed to pass two bills that would have blocked increases in federal student loan rates, which are set to double July 1.
The Republicans solution to too much college debt is to give [them] more debt by increasing rates as an addition to the worsening job market.While a differing comparison,
Loan rate for Wall Street Banks: 0.75%
Student loan rates after July 1: 6.8%.
Democrats wanted to pay for [it] by closing tax loopholes.Republicans wanted to pay for [it] by taking away healthcare for children.
Increase the taxes of the poor, yes! Increase the taxes of the 2% for the benefit of society, no! It is social Darwinism at its best. I am sure William Graham Sumner would approve.Welcome to America!
My neurotic corner of inspiration for the next three weeks.
It is very comfy in an arousing, gritty sort of way. That when I sit down, sometimes I imagine I am writing in the below writing space (my version is tinier,antiquated and cluttered) where I can change the scenery whenever I choose fit.
Might I say, it came out pretty tasty.
Since getting a job at a winery in New York, my dear friend Ryan has inspired me to attempt to make my own wine…or beer. I think I’m going to try to home brew. I wish I had dandelions…
Elle Mexico - June 2013
In this industry I’m known as the model with the dance background, so I’m often asked to pull some pretty acrobatic poses on set (for instance this, this and this). That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it when I get to take it easy from time to time on a shoot. Here I am in the latest Elle Mexico showing I can slouch, slump and lounge with the best of them.
So Freja Beha of her.
New UK Skins. Excited.
Poets voice that which has no voice in this world. They speak in tongues, and hope their words reach the ears and touch the hearts of those who know what it means to live. Much like fiction writers, poets struggle to remember how to make sense of existence. They share a passion for language, and a common, driving need: to imagine the world not just as it is, but how it ought to be.
Poetry tends toward silence. It accounts for the void in a way that fiction is not always able to do. Poetry aspires to be a song, more than a story, to be lyrically rich. It is also full of primal messages that, somehow, can express the inexpressible. There is more than meets the eye. Fiction writers can directly benefit from reading poetry in this way; lines inspire sentences, stanzas transform paragraphs, as poems animate pages."
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music meme - [1/2] genres - dark folk
dark folk, apocalyptic folk - also known as neo-folk, the music genre that emerged as a “rebirth” of “author song” in europe and mix with post-punk, industrial music, as well as with other styles of alternative music is often combined with the techniques of ethnic music and neo-classical passages. increasingly moving away from its original source - in 90th neo-folk is fully justified its name, a sample of a really rather a “new folk” than another form of the old bard songs.