ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)

im writing a baektahl fic for myself on my birthday im so amazing

risingandshining:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

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Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

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And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

Actually my favourite app!

no such luck for us although the other two seemed to be saying things it was still clearly just like IDK!!!!!!! ITS UP TO PERSPECTIVE I GUESS!!!!!!!!!! bc they are literally garbage

i love how he was talking about the reporter being beheaded and how no one is covering this and how ppl should send support which, you know, might be reasonable except he was clearly saying it as if ferguson is like trivial compared to the beheading and then proceeded to side with the police. like literally tie yourself to some frequented train tracks because you are worthless, and ofc he’s bought all the garbage the media is feeding him and talking like he knows everything and then not even having a clue to the context of police brutality and racism because he is the whitest wonderbread the world has ever known what a piece of shit

and you know what, no one covered the other young black people being murdered by police and by others through racism???? so what is your point white boy please educate yourself you are literally making a fucking fool of yourself by existing as you are

jesus fucking christ. im listening to the radio and they are literally the most disgusting ppl ever like. one of the dudes was talking about how ppl are ferguson are basically TRYING TO CAUSE A PROBLEM and also how michael brown’s “robbery” has everything to do with the shooting and basically implied that he deserved to be shot and hes siding with the police im gonna punch his face it’s my birthday im supposed to be happy but im SO FUCKING ANGRY REALLY FUCKING ANGRY I HATE EVERYTHING

for reference im talking about the woody show WHAT A PILE OF TRASH TRASH TRASH LITERALLY JUST KILL

recs empress ki to someone……. feels REALLY BAD after……

candidinatlanta:

"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on.."

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