failure (n.) – when you try your best but don’t succeed.
John Oliver gets into the debt-buying business, makes TV history
Last night, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver devoted about two-thirds of the show to debt buyers, who are in the unenviable position of making regular old debt collectors look good.
In a stunt similar to the founding of Our Lady Of Perpetual Exemption, Last Week Tonight formed Central Asset Recovery Professionals Inc., or CARP, which was promptly offered a nearly $16 million portfolio of medical debt in Texas for less than $60,000. Oliver and his staff snapped it up in an effort to show up Oprah Winfrey, among other things. Winfrey’s infamous car giveaway in 2004 was estimated to be worth $8 million, and held the record for biggest TV giveaway until Last Week Tonight forgave about $16 million of debt on air last night.
OMG, you guys, I’ve been staring at this paper for SIX HOURS and I’m starting to be mentally sluggish and there’s a definite tired headache going on, but I ONLY HAVE LIKE 7-9 MORE PAGES TO WRITE and all the hard parts are DONE. I CAN DO THIS. I CAN.
This is actually v important and needs to be reblogged
Gonna just share this:
My European Studies professor decided a few weeks ago to take a Friday and instead of following the syllabus, he spent the entire hour and a half comparing Hitler’s actions from a European perspective to that of what Trump is doing in America. He never repeated a single point, and even used video and photos like this to show the comparison.
To make things better, he had us do an in class assignment for participation points. He first played a clip on youtube of one of Hilter’s speeches, subtitled and 3 minutes long. He then played a clip of one of Trump’s rallies. Our assignment? Copy down every single sentence that matched in translation down on a sheet of paper or a word document that wasn’t repeated. The person with the closest amount to what my professor found got a candy bar.
My professor found, in just three minutes of a speech, that Trump matched 65 different phrases/sentences to that of Hitler’s translation.
65 nearly identical phrases used in his speeches. Take a moment to think about that.
Like, according to Trump’s first wife Ivana he kept a book of Hitler’s speeches in his nightstand and would read it periodically… so the overlap is not at all surprising given his obsession with Hitler’s propaganda.
I know that so many people will be upset if(when-depending on who you talk to) Hilary gets the nom. But pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaassssse lord do not let Trump win. In no world is Hilary worse than trump
Source for the Hitler speeches thing. (I googled it because I was so sure it couldn’t be true – but it is!)
Velvet Goldmine – Gimme Danger
This came to me after living in a town for 5 years where if you aren’t married and having kids, everyone hates you.
if any of you are bored you could try taking this color oracle assessment. it’s interesting
this shit dragged my ass within the first two lines of text, I’m done!
me as well
How did it know I have been maticulously watching my finances? How did it know that I hate my roommate and am in a stressful situation because she is the dirtiest person I’ve ever met? How did it know that I’m a year into a long distance relationship/ have constant feelings of loneliness??
This motherfucker is disturbingly accurate.