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list of movies: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) 
" It’s true then, what they’re saying on the train. Harry Potter has come to Hogwarts."

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A Night at the Movies -  20 film tracks that have enriched our movie experience. (Listen)

Gone With The Wind (Main Theme) - Max Steiner // Psycho (Prelude) - Bernard Herrmann // Vertigo (Scene D’amour) - Bernard Herrmann // A Streetcar Named Desire (Main Theme) - Alex North // A Patch of Blue ( Theme) - Jerry Goldsmith // The Pink Panther (Theme) - Henry Mancini // Lawrence of Arabia (Main Theme) - Maurice Jarre // To Kill A Mockingbird (Theme) - Elmer Bernstein // Forrest Gump (Theme) - Alan Silvestri // Casablanca (Paris Montage) - Max Steiner // Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Moon River) - Henry Mancini // East of Eden (Theme) - Leonard Rosenman // The Bride of Frankenstein (Main Theme) - Franz Waxman // In The Heat of The Night - Ray Charles // Now, Voyager (Soundtrack) - Max Steiner // Double Indemnity (Suite) - Miklós Rózsa // Laura (Soundtrack) - David Raskin // Cleopatra (Theme) - Alex North // How Green Was My Valley (The Family And Bronwen) - Alfred Newman // Anatomy of a Murder (Main Title) - Duke Ellington

A Night at the Movies -  20 film tracks that have enriched our movie experience. (Listen)

Gone With The Wind (Main Theme) - Max Steiner // Psycho (Prelude) - Bernard Herrmann // Vertigo (Scene D’amour)Bernard Herrmann // A Streetcar Named Desire (Main Theme) - Alex North // A Patch of Blue ( Theme) - Jerry Goldsmith // The Pink Panther (Theme) - Henry Mancini // Lawrence of Arabia (Main Theme) - Maurice Jarre // To Kill A Mockingbird (Theme) - Elmer Bernstein // Forrest Gump (Theme) - Alan Silvestri // Casablanca (Paris Montage) - Max Steiner // Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Moon River) - Henry Mancini // East of Eden (Theme) - Leonard Rosenman // The Bride of Frankenstein (Main Theme) - Franz Waxman // In The Heat of The Night - Ray Charles // Now, Voyager (Soundtrack) - Max Steiner // Double Indemnity (Suite) - Miklós Rózsa // Laura (Soundtrack) - David Raskin // Cleopatra (Theme) - Alex North // How Green Was My Valley (The Family And Bronwen) - Alfred Newman // Anatomy of a Murder (Main Title) - Duke Ellington

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Anonymous said: red, orange, yellow? :)

Red: 5 facts about my bestfriend(s)

  1. I’ve known Lo since grade seven.
  2. Jess and I met through a mutual friend who was also named Ariana.
  3. I’m almost certain Niki is my only STEM/science friend.
  4. Sarah was definitely a tree in a previous life.
  5. Rob got promoted(ish) last week.

Orange: 6 facts about my hometown

  1. We used to be the cactus capital of Canada!
  2. There are a lot of movies filmed here because it looks like we’re stuck in the 1950s.
  3. Parkside High School was once (and may still be) the pregnancy capital of Canada.
  4. There were a series of murders here in the 1800s that sound like they’re out of a soap opera. 
  5. A central location in town isn’t referred to by street names, but rather “the four banks”.

Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood

  1. I grew up speaking Ukrainian, not English.
  2. I learned to speak English from American cartoons!
  3. I was raised Ukrainian Catholic.
  4. I attended a private school from K-6.
  5. I was hitting on hot men in uniform from a very young age.
  6. My mom promised to take me to the Spice Girls concert, but never did. Twice.
  7. I used to spend every day of my summer at my cottage; from the last day of school in June up until the Sunday of Labour Day weekend.
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Legal weed’s race problem: White men get rich, black men stay in prison | Salon
Ever since Colorado and Washington made the unprecedented move to legalize recreational pot last year, excitement and stories of unfettered success have billowed into the air. Colorado’s marijuana tax revenue far exceeded expectations, bringing a whopping $185 million to the state and tourists are lining up to taste the budding culture (pun intended). Several other states are now looking to follow suit and legalize.
But the ramifications of this momentous shift are left unaddressed. When you flick on the TV to a segment about the flowering pot market in Colorado, you’ll find that the faces of the movement are primarily white and male. Meanwhile, many of the more than  210,000 people who were arrested for marijuana possession in Colorado between 1986 and 2010 according to a report from the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, remain behind bars. Thousands of black men and boys still sit in prisons for possession of the very plant that’s making those white guys on TV rich.
“In many ways the imagery doesn’t sit right,” said Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University and author of  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in a  public conversation on March 6 with Asha Bandele of the  Drug Policy Alliance.  “Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big—big money, big businesses selling weed—after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?”
Alexander said she is “thrilled” that Colorado and Washington have legalized pot and that Washington D.C. decriminalized possession of small amounts earlier this month. But she said she’s noticed “warning signs” of a troubling trend emerging in the pot legalization movement: Whites—men in particular—are the face of the movement, and the emerging pot industry. (A recent In These Times article titled “ The Unbearable Whiteness of Marijuana Legalization,” summarize this trend.)
Alexander said for 40 years poor communities of color have experienced the wrath of the war on drugs.
“Black men and boys” have been the target of the war on drugs’ racist policies—stopped, frisked and disturbed—“often before they’re old enough to vote,” she said. Those youths are arrested most often for nonviolent first offenses that would go ignored in middle-class white neighborhoods.
“We arrest these kids at young ages, saddle them with criminal records, throw them in cages, and then release them into a parallel social universe in which the very civil and human rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights movement no longer apply to them for the rest of their lives,” she said. “They can be discriminated against [when it comes to] employment, housing, access to education, public benefits. They’re locked into a permanent second-class status for life. And we’ve done this in precisely the communities that were most in need of our support.”
As Asha Bandele of DPA pointed out during the conversation, the U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prisoners. Today, 2.2 million people are in prison or jail and 7.7 million are under the control of the criminal justice system, with African American boys and men—and now women—making up a disproportionate number of those imprisoned.
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america-wakiewakie:

Legal weed’s race problem: White men get rich, black men stay in prison | Salon

Ever since Colorado and Washington made the unprecedented move to legalize recreational pot last year, excitement and stories of unfettered success have billowed into the air. Colorado’s marijuana tax revenue far exceeded expectations, bringing a whopping $185 million to the state and tourists are lining up to taste the budding culture (pun intended). Several other states are now looking to follow suit and legalize.

But the ramifications of this momentous shift are left unaddressed. When you flick on the TV to a segment about the flowering pot market in Colorado, you’ll find that the faces of the movement are primarily white and male. Meanwhile, many of the more than  210,000 people who were arrested for marijuana possession in Colorado between 1986 and 2010 according to a report from the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, remain behind bars. Thousands of black men and boys still sit in prisons for possession of the very plant that’s making those white guys on TV rich.

“In many ways the imagery doesn’t sit right,” said Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University and author of  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in a  public conversation on March 6 with Asha Bandele of the  Drug Policy Alliance.  “Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big—big money, big businesses selling weed—after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?”

Alexander said she is “thrilled” that Colorado and Washington have legalized pot and that Washington D.C. decriminalized possession of small amounts earlier this month. But she said she’s noticed “warning signs” of a troubling trend emerging in the pot legalization movement: Whites—men in particular—are the face of the movement, and the emerging pot industry. (A recent In These Times article titled “ The Unbearable Whiteness of Marijuana Legalization,” summarize this trend.)

Alexander said for 40 years poor communities of color have experienced the wrath of the war on drugs.

“Black men and boys” have been the target of the war on drugs’ racist policies—stopped, frisked and disturbed—“often before they’re old enough to vote,” she said. Those youths are arrested most often for nonviolent first offenses that would go ignored in middle-class white neighborhoods.

“We arrest these kids at young ages, saddle them with criminal records, throw them in cages, and then release them into a parallel social universe in which the very civil and human rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights movement no longer apply to them for the rest of their lives,” she said. “They can be discriminated against [when it comes to] employment, housing, access to education, public benefits. They’re locked into a permanent second-class status for life. And we’ve done this in precisely the communities that were most in need of our support.”

As Asha Bandele of DPA pointed out during the conversation, the U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prisoners. Today, 2.2 million people are in prison or jail and 7.7 million are under the control of the criminal justice system, with African American boys and men—and now women—making up a disproportionate number of those imprisoned.

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Purple: 10 facts about my room.
Blue: 9 facts about my family.
Green: 8 facts about my body
Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood
Orange: 6 facts about my home town.
Red: 5 facts about my bestfriend(s).
Pink: 4 facts about my parents.
White: 3 facts about my personality.
Grey: 2 facts about my favourite things
Black: 1 fact about the person I like.

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i’ll be heading back up to the cottage wednesday afternoon! i am most excited. if you want to keep in touch (since tumblr is useless on cottage internet), feel free to add me on instagram (arianapotichnyj) or instagram (morgendorffers).

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Somebody to you…

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