Hail the 50 StatesAmerica, America, a eagle of freedom from a small egg of slavery.
Columbia, you laid this egg in '76
And out came Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams!
A flag flies over this great nation!
A striped and fifty-starred citadel of peace!
God bless America, she who held her shield high!
The lambs of this great nation shall prosper in paradise!
The Fathers fought against the oppressed and built a paradise!
America's bond cannot be broken as this Columbian bond was forged by the Father!
Ups and downs, twists and twirls, America is beauty!
Columbia, o what great mother are you, to forge this Republic!
A Republic bearing talons of freedom!
Bringing hope to despair
Bringing Freedom to slavery.
Barack Obama Is Your Big BrotherWhen you think of the United States, you think the most free and peaceful environment to call home where your personal rights are unviolated. Well, you're wrong on that regard.
Allow me to explain more in detail where I'm coming from.
Over the past few years, the United States has been increasing security by bugging phones, installing cameras and creating new gadgets to monitor your every move. The police bug everyone's phones, not just people who are suspected of terrorism. Under the PATRIOT Act, they can pretty much eavesdrop on what you're saying over the phone without a legal permit and if you try to sue them, they pretty much say "We're the government. We don't care about privacy or those pesky things you call rights", They could even search your home without a warrant if you're suspected of terrorism. Remember that scene from the Star Wars Holiday Special when those Imperial officers tear apart that little Wookiee's room and even tear apart his
Star Wars: Vengeance (Chapter 5)Onboard a stolen Jedi shuttle, Dretosh and her mercenaries were checking their weapons and setting liquid tibanna bombs on the walls of the shuttle. A Twi'lek handed Dretosh the detonator. "Just press the button and the Temple will come crumbling down", he said.
"Thanks", replied Dretosh.
"What's the plan?" asked a Trandoshan.
Dretosh then pressed down on the green button fo the commlink. "Barriss, can you hear me?" she asked.
"Yes, Mistress", replied Barriss.
A hologram of the Jedi Temple then rose up from the ground.
"Phaase 1 of this operation will be able to cripple the enemy's command abilities. There will be four more shuttles which will collide with the towers of the Temple. Phase 2 will be to take the Padawans and younglings hostage. Phase 3 will be to eliminate the Jedi Council", replied Dretosh.
"When we've finished with the younglings..." began a Trandoshan, wagging his tongue left to right.
Star Wars/Star Trek (3)Ahsoka opened her eyes to find her arms tied behind her back by binders. Her legs were tied down too. She glanced at Jean-Luc helping Geordi with a console.
"Hey! Where am I?" she screamed.
Jean-Luc walked in front of Ahsoka and knelt to his right knee and grabbed her chin.
"You're onboard the Federation starship USS Enterprise-E. We found your ship adrift in the nebula. You escaped from the sickbay, but you were stunned", replied Picard., as he climbed to his feet.
"Federation? What Federation?" asked Ahsoka.
Picard scoffed and replied "The United Federation of Planets. Have you ever heard of Starfleet?"
"No. You've never heard of the Jedi Order or the Republic?" asked Ahsoka.
"No. We obviously come from very different places", replied Picard.
"Have you ever heard of the Borg?" asked Ahsoka.
Picard paused and ceased walking. He then turned around.
"Damn well I have. They assimilated my entire galaxy.
Why Do We Follow the Red Bully?In case people don't know, there are two Chinas in the world. You may be familiar with the communist People's Republic of China founded in 1947 after a bloody civil war. But today, we're here to talk about the PRC and it's neighbour/twin: Taiwan AKA the Republic of China. Taiwan is the last slither of Chinese democracy on this Earth.
Taiwan was founded when the democratic Chinese government led by Chang ka-shek was forced off the mainland by Mao Zedong's forces. The government relocated itself to a small island which we know today as Taiwan.
While there has not been any war between the two entities, they still throw words between the two like a old game of Ping-Pong.
Here is what I do not understand about Australian politics: China is one of our biggest trading partners, even though our classrooms contain substantial records of Chinese human rights violations including Tiannamen Square, which their history books deny ever happened.
But, we do not have relati
Star Wars: A Jedi Path (6/10)Pitch black darkness ruled Coruscant as Appo came in for a landing. The shuttle quietly touched down as Mace Windu's body was dragged from the shuttle. Obi Wan, Adi Gallia and Griff watched on in horror. "Oh no!" exclaimed Obi Wan softly. "What happened, Sergeant?" asked a distressed Griff. "A alien armada destroyed both Republic and Separatist fleets during the Battle of Mygeeto. The leader of the assault engaged General Windu in combat and the General didn't stand a chance", replied Appo softly, looking over at Windu's body while twiddling his fingers.
"What type of weapon did this alien use?" asked Griff.
"A lightsaber. A double-bladed lightsaber", replied Appo.
"This is disturbing", replied Obi-Wan.
"Actually, Generals, the leader of the assault was a Wookiee. He looked like he came from Hell!" replied Appo.
"Okay, Sergeant. You're dismissed", ordered Adi.
Sisters of Narya (2)Fadola, wearing a black robe and hood with a white belt holding potions, knives and shurikens, rested in his throne as he conversed with the Council of the Underworld, theyr green misty-ghost like forms hovering above the crystal balls which contained their damned and cursed souls. Even in their spectral forms, no one could see through their black robes.
"How goes the hunt for the Legionnaires?" demanded Councilor Shurik.
"Not good. I've been spending my time trying to eliminate two runaway Wals", replied Fadola.
"Oh, yes. We've heard of this obsession you have with the Wal race. We have even heard you killed one of them", replied Shurik.
"You can credit my professional assassin with that feat", replied Fadola as he swallowed a cup of pig blood.
"Did your assassin forget to check that the dead Wal and her sister had lightning symbols on their necks, marking them as members of the Legion?!" shouted Shurik.
"Masters..." began Fadola, droppi
Star Wars/Star Trek (2)The fragile and stricken diplomatic ship managed to travel four parsecs before dropping out of hyperspace in a nebula.
Onboard, Ahsoka climbed to her feet. Her left face was scarred by radiation suffered by a cosole explosion. With blood dirpping from her legs, she limped over to a console. "This is Ahsoka Tano of the diplomatic cruiser Valorum to any ship in range. We've been attacked by a unknown species. Our hyperdrive has been destroyed and most of our crew are dead or dying", she intoned.
in Aurebresh, the console read "Transmitter severely damaged. Message was not sent",
"Damn it!" shouted Ahsoka, banging her fists on the console.
The captian pulled a corpse off a console and studied it.
"How are we looking?" asked Ahsoka, running over to the captain's console.
"Not good. 10% of our crew are missing, our engine room has been flooded with radiation and as you could possibly tell, the transmitter is dead beyond repair", replied the cap
Eyebrows(The Doctor is embarassed by his lack of eyebrows. River reassures him.)
"Why don't you have any eyebrows?"
River loved his eyes, so deepset and dark and gentle. Piney green and clear, full of tenderness and hope. And she loved the way he looked at her. As if she was the wringing beat of each of his hearts.
She drew her finger down his long, strong nose and watched him watch her. She was propped against his chest, the shush and sway of meadow grasses sounding like surf around them. Tiny white and yellow flowers floating like flotsam on the green.
They had been cloud gazing, but she preferred gazing at him.
He inhaled and exhaled under her, lifting her gently up and down with each breath.
She smiled and traced one finger over his eyebrow.
“I suppose now you’re going to make fun of my eyebrows,” he said underneath her, with a bit of a defensive rumble.
“What?” she said, startled. “No!” She scowled. “Has someone been making fun
We've Got Mail!Amy and Rory are gone, but Time Lords are clever, and there's always a way to keep in touch...
“We’ve got mail!” River caroled as she bounced into the Tardis, waving a handful of heavy vellum envelopes.
“Give me!” the Doctor ran down the Tardis stairs and snatched half the envelopes from River’s grasp, scattering others across the entryway floor.
River didn’t protest, she was as eager as he was to discover the contents.
They both sat down right there on the entryway floor and started opening envelopes.
The Doctor slit open a thick square envelope with his pinkie and pulled out the sheaf of papers inside. He quickly unfolded them.
“Hello, Raggedy Man, What’s up?”
Tears started in his eyes at that irreverent greeting, he grinned fit to bust and blinked his eyes clear.
“We got your last letter,” Amy continued. “Sounds like you put my daughter through the ringer. Really, you should know better than to take
Game On (Eren x Reader x Levi) (Chap. 04)
(WARNING! LANGUAGE, I APOLOGISE FOR THE CUSSING AND STUFF! I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND, PLEASE CONTINUE!)
"What if you become handsome, taller and stronger?"
"What if you can teach those bullies a lesson?"
"What if you become popular?"
"It'd feel like you've been reborn."
"What would you say if i told you that all of those are as easy as a game?"
Those were his words when the last time Eren saw him. What did he meant by 'a game'? Why did he say it like life is just a simple game?
It was confusing.
Yet tempting. He was tempted to say yes, he was tempted to say of course he wanted that life. A life where he's stronger. A life where he can actually be a somebody. A life where he can actually had the chance to make her his.
Everyday, he would witness their affection towards each other. How she laughed at his lame jokes, how he insults her and she insults him back, how they let their fingers intertwined with each other's as t
Swashbuckler Arc 1 - Pirate!Russia x Reader Part 3The Romanov
Everything was muffled.
You felt as if you were standing underwater, hearing voices from above but not being able to make them out.
Slowly, you floated to the surface…
Two brown curls bobbed in the wind.
“I stole his glasses~!”
“What use will they be, dammit?”
“He was being mean to the pretty girl! I did kinda inject her with some serum though...Just to make sure she didn’t remember.”
“You shouldn't have interfered. Now we’re going to have to lay low for a while.”
“Aw! But we haven’t seen each other for so long-!”
“-And now because you fucked up we have to be separated even longer. Good job.”
“...Don’t cry, you wimp. Look
Virtual ConflictThe blue hedgehog headed across the beach for his best friend’s workshop. He had just returned from once again another battle from his arch enemy Dr. Eggman. It was just another cliche, run of the mill battle. It was seven in the morning, and the hedgehog hadn’t slept in three days by this time. He walked across the coarse sand of the shore in a slight limp. However, he stopped when he heard laughing from nearby. He glanced curiously at the direction of the noise, and spotted a lilac princess sitting on a rocky ledge with a white hedgehog. The blue hedgehog’s heart sank a mile at the sight, but he wasn’t sure why. The princess and the white hedgehog were laughing and teasingly throwing sand at each other. The blue hedgehog, whose name was Sonic, was gawking at the lilac princess. She wasn’t even looking his way, and neither was the white hedgehog. They were too engrossed with each other. Suddenly the white hedgehog kissed the princess on the cheek, and an
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