What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
Courage the Cowardly Dog Jr.Courage the Cowardly Dog JR.Courage the Cowardly Dog Jr.5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1: The New Generation
We interrupt this program to bring you...Courage the Cowardly Dog Junior, starring Courage Jr., the son of Courage! Born in a puppy farm, he was raised by Edna, who lives in the City of Somewhere with her brother, Eric. But creepy stuff happens in Somewhere. It's up to Courage Jr. to live up to his father's name and save his new home!
(The Middle of Nowhere)
7 years have passed since the passing of Muriel and Eustace Bagge but that's not important... yet! A local neighboring Puppy Farm is preparing for a special event, one of the dogs in that farm is in labor and through hours of endurance. The mother dog has given birth to 4 puppies. The owner of the farm then sees this and says while petting his dog,
"Well little lady, looks like you got yourself some young'uns. Hmmm... that one puppy of yours resembles the dog from the Bagge Farm who screamed alot. Yeah he lived next door back when it was still in busine
A Lutheran's PraiseI'm weak and broken.A Lutheran's Praise7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm frailer than you.
Strong as the strongest.
I'm stronger than you.
I'm strong because He is strong.
I'm strong because I love Him.
I'm strong because I fear His wrath.
You are weak,
Weaker than me.
You are weak because you do not know Him.
You are lost and cannot be found.
He finds you.
He knows you.
You are found because He loves you.
We are strong because He knows us.
He is kind,
Kinder than me.
He is strong,
Stronger than me.
He knows all.
He saves all who save themselves.
Salvation! Salvation! Salvation!
All hail to Him who saved the weak!
Deadlox.exeI’m never looking at Minecraft the same way. After the experience I had.Deadlox.exe11 months ago in Horror More Like This
Why did he do this?
It all started with my friend. After my parents left for vacation in the afternoon, I had the whole weekend to myself. Of course, they would call me from time to time, but I wish they stayed. I logged on to Skype and chatted with my friend. The quality wasn’t so great because of the storm outside but I could still chat with him. He told me about the new game called Minecraft, which I’ve heard a lot in school. It had just come out last month for the Xbox. He begged me to play it, and I was pretty convinced. So, before the storm got even worse, I rode my bike to Gamestop and asked for a Minecraft game for the computer. I doubted they had the Xbox version. Lucky for me, they actually had a Minecraft game for the Xbox version. I was excited and blessed that they actually had one. The clerk told me that it was already used and someone just returned it yesterday. All the files were
Statyck in Sound -FANFIC-'Lani? There's something up with my car.'Statyck in Sound -FANFIC-9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
'All the read-outs look fine, Nolo – what's the problem?'
'Someone's messed up my stereo! All my music's been changed!'
Lani covered her mouth as she laughed. 'That's terrible, but maybe you should just concentrate on driving. How's that for an idea?'
'Can't drive with no tunes,' Nolo grumbled over the comm.
Up in the control room, Lani shook her head and sighed. Of all the problems the racers encountered in the realms, she would have thought that loss of music was a fairly minor one. But it was always the one that they complained about first.
The current race was playing out on the big monitors throughout the acceledrome. Apart from Lani and Dr Tezla, there was one extra person in the control room that afternoon – Rai Statyck, one of the Metal Maniacs. She sat with her purple New Rock boots resting on top of a control panel, which Lani had repeated asked her to not do. Rai's long brown hair was tied up out of the way on top of her head, becaus
The NecklaceI still remember my necklace. The gleaming purple jewel. The yellow border. The mysterious power and the thrilling shock it sent through my body when I wore it, and the price it had for me to keep it.The Necklace11 months ago in Horror More Like This
I found it in my backyard when I caught my white terrier dog, Snuff, digging holes in the backyard. “Snuff! Bad boy.” I laughed as he licked my face. I let him inside, and a spark caught my eye. I looked down at one of the holes that Snuff was digging and saw the necklace. I’m a normal kid, see. But, I do have a favor of shiny things, like gold and silver. The golden necklace put me in a trance that I couldn’t break. So, I picked up the necklace and stuffed it into my pocket. I didn’t want to show my parents. Surly they’ll give it to the museum, and no matter how much money they bribe me for it, I’ll never give this precious baby up. I ran inside and thudded up the stairs and into my room. I locked the door and slumped on my bed. I immediately sea
Acceleracers Merry ChristmasMerry Christmas MomAcceleracers Merry Christmas7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Christmas was not an occasion forgotten in the Acceledrome. Whether tempted by Lani's delicious mouth warming cookies or just enjoying the Christmas mood, every racer, monkey and doctor was in the festive mood; minus the robot of course, who had repeatedly stated that Christmas was a pagan influence bought on by the winter solstice to please the pope of that century. Never mind that he'd been knocked out, once again by a certain PorkChop who so very kindly told him that who gives a damn as long as there were cookies eggnog and presents... yep, don't forget the presents.
Nolo and Tork seemed to actually get along a bit lately, no fights for the last week if you can believe it. Kurt and Markie... err Wylde... well, no fights but ignorance IS bliss right? Right. On the other hand, two people seemed to be especially happy, like they were hiding something. When Shirako found a single white rose on Karma's car the day before Christmas eve and a note telling her to meet at
Dr. Smiley X Reader Part 2study your buddy, it heals your feelsDr. Smiley X Reader Part 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dr. Smiley X Reader
Holy Merry-go-round on a cocaine miracle whip roller coaster! WHERE THE HELL AM I, you thought. Damn your thoughts are loud. You looked down at your ankles and wrists, which had been strapped to a cold, metal table. FUCK. Okay, calm down, (Y/N). It's just some weird and extremely realistic lucid dream. Your probably sleep walking around you house again...probably at the time where you open the fridge, eating all of Celes's food. No. she would have hit you in the back of your head already...you were probably just roaming around...hopefully. You closed your eyes and breathed deeply, trying to calm yourself down. When you opened them back up, a familiar masked face appeared...like...three inches away from your nose.
"I figured you were away," he claimed, "no sleeping female breathes THAT deep in their sleep."
You hit your head on the table, attempting to create more distance between the two of you. Was that pain
Total Drama Jingle BellsTotal Drama Jingle BellsTotal Drama Jingle Bells3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Oh, Jingle bells
Chris is such a drag!
The Gopher boys
Sing with joy
And Blaineley is a hag, Oh!
Heather's not so bad!
Are super sweet
Just ask the Killer Bass, Oh!
One day from today!
This messed up song
Ain't so long
But, happy Holidays!
BDSMPressed roses and carnations inside brown leather booksBDSM3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Write to me in black wet ink so your words may last
In restless ignorance I soon found myself, exhausted and shook
Bruises don't linger to my skin but old bones will always crack
It's a fresh kind of thrill to do just what you simply shouldn't
Who knows what suspends the ceiling with all that it lacks
No pillars, nor walls, and to imagine it, well, you couldn't
But this is it, hail on skin, and frost in lungs, then into the floor you smack
And the gale of the moment leads you in to a calming decent
So let's try and not let this wither away and lets never holdback
I'll listen to that beautiful voice and taste the smoke on your tongue
While the October moon travels across the sky so steady and black
I'll remember this time when we were happy and young
BDSM?BDSM; four simple letters with a truly eminent stigma attached to them. The connotation does not come from its innocuous uses – such as the Burrenton District Sailing Manifold - but the acronym for 'bondage & domination,' and 'sadism and masochism.' Yes, this refers to more than just chaining a stranger to a wall and flogging them with a cat-o'-nine-tails – it is an all-encompassing spectrum of often-erotic activities. Tying up your partner during intercourse, erotically roleplaying, even, to a degree, teasing each other are all elements of BDSM – but the one omnipresent and critical element is the concept of partners taking on complementary but unequal roles. BDSM is more than seeing a woman carry around a 'man-slave' on Law & Order – it is a widespread sub-culture and lifestyle. BDSM is much less 'deviant' than one would assume; in fact, many participate in BDSM activities without ever knowing it.BDSM?5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
One person (the "submissive") agr
InFamous OCName: Tobias McLintockInFamous OC4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Age: 15 Awakened, Forced aging 19/20
Location: New Marias
Eyes: Black cornea's with Red Iris
Hair: Upper back length black-brown
Power Base: Haemokinesis (Blood Manipulation), Elongated incisors and slightly longer fingernails
Physical Changes: His incisors elongated about a quarter of an inch longer then a normal human, and his finger nails turned into retractable claws capable of cutting steel and concrete
Tattoo's: He has a tattoo of the Reaper logo on his chest, a Blue rose with the a thorny stem surrounding it as well as a black pearl necklace wrapped around it with initials in cursive both being: S.R. on his inner wrist
Clothing: Red and Black long coat around the knees length, black canvas pants, red long sleeved shirt with a high collar, knee high punk boots, black fingerless gloves
Weapons: Katana and Wakizashi combo, various knifes and twin finger
VampiresLovely things, vampires. Friends of the night. Enemys of the light. Feasting on the blood of humans or animals. They look like normal people at night. Just like one of us. Then tricking us so they can suck our blood in the dark alleys near bars. Aren't they lovely, vampires.Vampires8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
VampiresVampires.Vampires9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The sun rises, From beyond the horizon,
Birds start to sing their dawn chorus;
The funeral march of vampires.
That will forever protect us.
They lay buried deep,
Down within their graves,
Trying to ignore that symphony that would accompany their death,
And resist their bloody craves.
They lick their fangs in satisfaction,
Picking flesh from their teeth,
Smiling oh so smugly,
As the humans don't know what lies beneath.
The sun reaches its high point in the sky,
They are cramping up with blood lust,
The wait is almost agonising,
But they know that their fate would still be dust.
Enter the night,
They hear he cry of the baying wolf,
Thousands of clammy hands hurtle through the earth,
As they look for a human to engulf.
VampiresName: VampireVampires9 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Description: The vampire looks human when it is not fighting or feeding. Since they are created from all races of human, they can look like anything. The traditional vampire is able to unsheathe special teeth for feeding and have a demonic look when enraged or hungry, but some vampires of mixed blood do not feed at all. There are many myths about the vampire, not all of them true. They can eat and enjoy normal food, even garlic, and most enjoy swimming. They are not fond of big pieces of sharpened wood, but then most people aren't. They behave humanly by keeping the demon part of them under control until they want to use it.
Miscellaneous: Porphyric, very beautiful under normal circumstances, wonderful singers, dislike moonlight. Kin of the lamia, ghouls, and sirens.
Senses: Vampires have twice the visual range of a human with perfect eyesight, and have night vision that allows them to see in total darkness.
Books In A Fire / according to google translate ." Nadine esatevaikas that woman. " Experiment angry cry forever.Books In A Fire / according to google translate .1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I now saw sadness shy years. This cry for 2 hours.
How did you ever think when you talk to yourself, you get your head in NADINE world yražaidimas ? Immature UP Dream! Look at me , and do something "I ! Sake of God Kunoichi You accept that , as the dead . Essay is not dead sesuoSHINOBI means that you better! Your horn was not so that you are back! "
I am facing a strange woman whose heavy noise. Women forced to leave for his long red hair over her face. Now she was angry. It is always with him when I came to use my time . By the death of my twin sister , to protect me , he was angry at everything. I thought corners desire as a mother. She wanted him always with me. Aries antlers buvogeriau always . Mobility , technology .... more more more . However, I realized it . And I really love antlers !
I also have buvolikęs case . Is it better to sing only to their property on the ground , shooting, drugs. I
Character Profiles: Anna BisalskiIntroduction of CharacterCharacter Profiles: Anna Bisalski3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Anna Bisalski [Biz-all-skii]
Nickname(s): Ann, Annie
Alias(es): The Imp of Empire City, Electric Woman
Birth Date: October 31
Occupation: Writer/Waitress (Pre-Blast), Conduit (Post-Blast)
Affiliation(s): Reapers (Up until Sasha's capture, then she is on her own)
The Character's Appearance
Anna has long raven black hair reaching down to the middle of her back and side-swept bangs. Due to her constant running, she usually keeps it in a low ponytail. Most of the time, though, she simply leaves it out. Her eyes are an evil, yet mesmerizing scarlet red color, though they were once blue before the blast. She has an aquiline shaped nose and almond shaped eyes. She has very few freckles adorning her cheeks, and has a birthmark on her right cheek. Her skin used to be a light color, but she turned porce
VampiresYou may look twice, but lookVampires10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For these things cannot be seen.
Silver shall scare them away, but a stake will end
Walk alone, and walk with fright,
for these things do not walk the ground - they own the sky.
They are the masters
and the flickers
Don't look to your past...
or it may be your last.
The Unitologist Confession of TruthThe Unitologist Confession of Truth2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I believe in the Marker:
in the gods of the heavens,
who created all things living and nonliving
I believe in the Prophecies:
the nobles and teachings of [Altman||Kur, the great and mighty],
who witnessed all things glorious in its name.
A life above all mortals,
the light above all lights,
the true gods before all else.
He who was begotten as man,
who became consubstantial with the gods above.
Through his wisdom, a light came to the world
For us men and for our salvation,
he became a martyr under the government
and by the divine Marker was resurrected
and became one with them.
Under his truth we shall be judged,
and his word shall spread to all.
I believe in glorious Convergence:
the final step towards divinity,
and the last word of the gods,
which will unite all under the Marker and its name.
I believe in one glorious and revered Unitologist Church,
I accept the will of t