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cracked:

Gee, it’s as if certain political leaders have a vested interest in making you think otherwise.

18 Undeniable Facts That Prove the World Is Getting Better

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pyaahdozame:

I don’t know why I post a picture this late (3 am for me) I doubt anyone will see it.

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haleighbaleighbee:

fashioninfographics:

How many times can you wear it between washes?

Via

Huh. I think this is the most important thing I’ve ever reblogged.

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hellagoodhair:

chilewebeopuntocom:

Arte

my hands can’t even open water bottles

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jtotheizzoe:

pbsdigitalstudios:

This week’s episode of It’s Okay to be Smart is pretty “Bat-Ass.” For instance, did you know bat poop keeps little bats warm? …Aww?

Watch it here

Have you watched my…

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bat video yet?

Check it out here. And here’s a post I wrote earlier with some background on the bat cave I visited to make this one. It’s one of the most unique natural wonders on Earth, but you’ll have to watch to find out why :)

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seananmcguire:

imakegoodlifechoices:

This sums up my day so far.

I NEED THIS SHIRT.

Posted 1 day ago

8bit-tardis:

RCCC 2014 Adventures!

I cosplayed Cecil twice, about halfway through the day on Saturday I switched from Sparks Mcgee to Cecil because of the heat (Cecil’s costume is actually not as hot to wear) and then was Cecil all day on Sunday. On Saturday I only had an hour to change from Sparks Mcgee to Cecil before it was back to the con for an autograph session with Wil, which resulted in some frantic tattoo drawing!

Shenanigans with Wil Wheaton ensued with both cosplays, and it was arguably the best weekend of my life!

The Glow Cloud was a HUGE hit, although it was hard to get photos of it inside the convention center due to the lights washing out the LEDs, but I still had people asking for pictures! I spent much of the convention one-handed because of the Glow Cloud, so I couldn’t take any pictures without risking hitting someone with a 7 pound cloud on a stick… :(

If anyone has any photos of me with people or just wants to show me some awesome things that I may have missed at the con, please do so! I had a lovely Kevin crossplay take a hilarious photo, and I really wish I had a copy!

I love you RCCC, and I will definitely be back in the future. My 3 day pass for ECCC 2015 has also already been purchased :3 

Allons-y!

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD

Posted 1 day ago

fishingboatproceeds:

skunkbear:

These are the disease outbreaks that could have been prevented by proper vaccination according to the Council on Foreign Relations. You can explore the interactive map here.

Check out the thousands of whooping cough cases in the United States in 2011 and the measles outbreaks plaguing Europe.

Would also be interested to see the speed of decline in rotavirus, meningitis, and pneumonia deaths in south Asia and subsaharan Africa due to vaccines for those diseases.

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Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

In reply to a ‘pro-life’ blogger: STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life… (via grrrltalk) emphasis mine. (via fuckyeahfeminists)

Anti-choice

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Posted 2 days ago

reallycatherine:

glowcloud:

imo, don’t feel bad about changing your mind on something you used to feel very strongly about

don’t ever punish yourself for learning

This is wise.

There have been several things I have struggled with letting go of but it’s always made me better. You can’t also hate or blame yourself for what you used to believe. You make decisions based on what you know at the time.

Posted 2 days ago

archiemcphee:

Twin Brazilian street artists Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, collectively known as Os Gêmeos (previously featured here), just completed this awesomely huge, vibrant and detailed piece covering six towering silos on Granville island in Vancouver, Canada for the Vancouver Biennale. These massive Giants are the brothers’ largest work to date.They spent three months painting the 75-foot-tall industrial towers in their distinctive colorful style, full of smaller hidden characters. A successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign helped the brothers cover the expenses needed to complete this non-profit public art project.

The twins spent the final days adding numerous details to their characters – pockets, stitches, buttons, shoes, fabric patterns, all by using lots of bright colors and by painting more and more signature yellow faces. Using the architecture of the silos, the giants are all kneeling with four of them facing one way, and the other two facing the other way, giving the finished work a full 360 degree identity.

Visit StreetArtNews and Arrested Motion for additional images of this amazing installation.

Posted 2 days ago
georgetakei:

I penned the foreword to this book, written by a soldier in Iraq who was booed at the Republican Presidential debate for daring to ask the candidates whether they would reimplement Don’t Ask / Don’t Tell if elected. It was a shameful moment for our nation, to ridicule a hero so. But Stephen Snyder-Hill took that incident and grew stronger from it, and has written a powerful book about his experiences as a gay soldier now on the front lines of the battle for marriage equality. Recommended reading for all.

georgetakei:

I penned the foreword to this book, written by a soldier in Iraq who was booed at the Republican Presidential debate for daring to ask the candidates whether they would reimplement Don’t Ask / Don’t Tell if elected. It was a shameful moment for our nation, to ridicule a hero so. But Stephen Snyder-Hill took that incident and grew stronger from it, and has written a powerful book about his experiences as a gay soldier now on the front lines of the battle for marriage equality. Recommended reading for all.

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thecatantichristishere:

rabbitrecycle:

donaldkaneda:

owo:

punkmonksteven:

lalatula:

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*does the anime character with glasses thing*

Does that really work though?

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What…?

that’s so cool i wanna do it too!!!!!!

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ok here goes

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NO

Okay, there’s no way that works.

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Let me try this out.

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I’m kinda skeptical about this? Can it really make you anime.

imageGuss i’ll give it a shot

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ABORT ABORT

yeah right, like that really happens

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hmmm….

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maybe I should try-

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HOLY SHIT

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WHAT THE FU 

(Source: abosl)

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