Very Nice
Ugh, really? 
So you mean that calling for measures to decrease access to a tool humans made for the purpose of killing (animals at a minimum), because even though you may use it for only competitions or only at the range the reason it was invented was to kill something from a distance away with some sort of accuracy & speed is the same as restricting a religion that millions practice peacefully? So all those Muslims are now tools humans made for the purpose of killing? Man, I thought they were people, I must be wrong, they are only objects. 
How do you enact “Muslim control”? Do you outlaw Islam (a violation of the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion)? Do you round up all Muslims and put them into secure facilities? Internment camps like we did to the Japanese in WWII, a move that has since been judged as wrong by the majority of our society (because it IS wrong and was NEVER right). 
Using that view, then Newtown =  gun control; Boston = Muslim control; Westboro Baptist (Church) =  Christian control. I don’t think anyone likes that next conclusion but it would be accurate. If you call yourself a Christian and do not want to be judged as the same as those from Westboro Baptist (so called) Church then don’t judge all Muslims by the actions of the Tsarnarev brothers or other radical (that word is the important one) Islamist jihadis.
This fear of the other is what caused the Boston bombings. It also lead to the Holocaust, 9/11 and Japanese internment camps. Simple, treat people like they are people, deserving of equal treatment/respect. 

Ugh, really? 

So you mean that calling for measures to decrease access to a tool humans made for the purpose of killing (animals at a minimum), because even though you may use it for only competitions or only at the range the reason it was invented was to kill something from a distance away with some sort of accuracy & speed is the same as restricting a religion that millions practice peacefully? So all those Muslims are now tools humans made for the purpose of killing? Man, I thought they were people, I must be wrong, they are only objects. 

How do you enact “Muslim control”? Do you outlaw Islam (a violation of the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion)? Do you round up all Muslims and put them into secure facilities? Internment camps like we did to the Japanese in WWII, a move that has since been judged as wrong by the majority of our society (because it IS wrong and was NEVER right). 

Using that view, then Newtown =  gun control; Boston = Muslim control; Westboro Baptist (Church) =  Christian control. I don’t think anyone likes that next conclusion but it would be accurate. If you call yourself a Christian and do not want to be judged as the same as those from Westboro Baptist (so called) Church then don’t judge all Muslims by the actions of the Tsarnarev brothers or other radical (that word is the important one) Islamist jihadis.

This fear of the other is what caused the Boston bombings. It also lead to the Holocaust, 9/11 and Japanese internment camps. Simple, treat people like they are people, deserving of equal treatment/respect. 

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"Civil society depends on the mental, spiritual and moral health of the stranger. Rule of law is a privilege, a blessing, not a birthright."

~Krista Tippett, from her Twitter feed (via beingblog)

When someone tells me I should marry my boyfriend

myfriendsaremarried:

and I’m just like…
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rickyv:

Don’t Overpay for Shippingby Ricky Cheap Van Veen 
I learned this as a kid shipping packages from my dad’s lock shop. Passing it along because I still see people pay for overnight and two day shipping when they don’t need to.
Here’s a map of UPS Ground delivery times for packages sent from New York City. Any delivery destination in yellow will get there overnight by simply getting the basic ground service. Anything in orange will be a 2 day delivery, again while still just paying for basic ground shipping.
Before you pay for expedited shipping, just check their ground map system to see if it’s necessary.
YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!111

rickyv:

Don’t Overpay for Shipping
by Ricky Cheap Van Veen 

I learned this as a kid shipping packages from my dad’s lock shop. Passing it along because I still see people pay for overnight and two day shipping when they don’t need to.

Here’s a map of UPS Ground delivery times for packages sent from New York City. Any delivery destination in yellow will get there overnight by simply getting the basic ground service. Anything in orange will be a 2 day delivery, again while still just paying for basic ground shipping.

Before you pay for expedited shipping, just check their ground map system to see if it’s necessary.

YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!111

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ilovecharts:

From the new book, How To Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)
[Amazon : Indie Bound : Barnes & Noble : Powells]

ilovecharts:

From the new book, How To Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

[Amazon : Indie Bound : Barnes & Noble : Powells]

dhpt:

dhpt:

shit just got real.
For those unaware this guy is the owner / creator of the product currently flooding tumblr and pinterest with weight loss spam under eating disorder and self harm related tags.
Let’s see how he responds. Probably will just delete + ban me but we’ll give him a chance at least.
edit: facebook link -> http://www.facebook.com/Dr.CharlesLivingston
Tumblr strikes back.
update: a few hours and about 40 “likes” later and the post was deleted and I’m banned from commenting there. Classy.

GANG if everyone reblogs this once more, I’m pretty sure my call out post about Dr Charles Livingston Spamming Anorexic Teenagers will get to the first page of google results whenever anyone searches on this scumbag’s name.
We WARNED THEM we would bring them down if they did not stop flooding tumblr and pinterest with spam for their stupid diet but they arrogantly refused to listen. 

Worth the reblog to warn people #BOP

dhpt:

dhpt:

shit just got real.

For those unaware this guy is the owner / creator of the product currently flooding tumblr and pinterest with weight loss spam under eating disorder and self harm related tags.

Let’s see how he responds. Probably will just delete + ban me but we’ll give him a chance at least.

edit: facebook link -> http://www.facebook.com/Dr.CharlesLivingston

Tumblr strikes back.

update: a few hours and about 40 “likes” later and the post was deleted and I’m banned from commenting there. Classy.

GANG if everyone reblogs this once more, I’m pretty sure my call out post about Dr Charles Livingston Spamming Anorexic Teenagers will get to the first page of google results whenever anyone searches on this scumbag’s name.

We WARNED THEM we would bring them down if they did not stop flooding tumblr and pinterest with spam for their stupid diet but they arrogantly refused to listen. 

Worth the reblog to warn people #BOP

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This just made me unseemly happy.

(Source: maisewilliams, via communitythings)

ilovecharts:

German Is Easy
via Mary Clara White

Very true!

ilovecharts:

German Is Easy

via Mary Clara White

Very true!

Well….

I received my best offer (so far, fingers crossed) in the mail today. Now I wait for decisions to be emailed and awards offered so I can start making more concrete plans…

smartgirlsattheparty:

Happy Birthday to Smart Girl Mariska Hargitay! Mariska founded the Joyful Heart Foundation to offer a safe and supportive community for victims of sexual assault and abuse. We love you, Mariska!

smartgirlsattheparty:

Happy Birthday to Smart Girl Mariska Hargitay! Mariska founded the Joyful Heart Foundation to offer a safe and supportive community for victims of sexual assault and abuse. We love you, Mariska!

"There’s a saying which made its rounds in geekdom recently – “Real nerds watch Community”. Now I take issue with the idea of “real nerds” but the sentiment still stands. Whereas The Big Bang Theory sees nerd culture as an object of ridicule, Community celebrates it. Community’s laughing with you whereas Big Bang is giving you a wedgie and laughing at you. When TBBT makes a pop culture reference it uses it as a punchline, it names a show like Firefly and asks you to laugh at it. When Community makes a pop culture reference it commits. Community makes a whole episode based on a trope or a genre, it doesn’t just use paintball as a plot device it takes paintball seriously and bases two season finales around epic battles of paint. Community doesn’t laugh at the idea of playing D&D it bases an episode on it. Parallels can be drawn between the characters of Sheldon in Big Bang and Abed in Community. Abed too has trouble reading sarcasm and emotion, he has obsessions with routine and structure as well and disruptions in routine cause him considerable distress. Abed sees everything in terms of television and film tropes. This is how he understands the world around him and how he figures out how best to react. Unlike Sheldon, it is often confirmed that Abed does have mental difficulties, most likely Asperger’s Syndrome. But, crucially, the main difference between Sheldon and Abed is that Abed is treated as a hero. In the pilot episode Jeff Winger, arguably the most conventionally “cool” member of the group says this: “Abed is a shaman. You ask for bread and Abed gives you soup because soup is better. Abed is better”. In one episode Abed is literally treated as a god. Yes, his neuroses do at times inconvenience the rest of the group but his belief that they see him as a nuisance is dismissed as his own insecurity rather than the truth. Community positions us, its audience, as Abed. It knows that we are knowledgeable about the things we love, it knows that we understand tropes and genre conventions, it gives us the benefit of the doubt and treats us as intelligent human beings who will not only understand the meta pop culture references, but will find them funny and love the show for it. Community tells us it’s cool to be a nerd. If Abed is better then we are better. Community is a warm hug of acceptance whereas The Big Bang Theory is a pantsing and a punch in the face."

Shouting Into The Void: The Problem With The Big Bang Theory…  (via azspot)

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yourmothershouldknow:

Alexis Mabille Alta Costura Primavera 2013
…..
Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2013

Beautiful dress!

yourmothershouldknow:

Alexis Mabille Alta Costura Primavera 2013

…..

Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2013

Beautiful dress!

backonpointe:

Grab your weights and work your arms! I suggest two pairs of dumbbells: one set that is 3-8 pounds and one set that is 10-20 pounds, but use whatever challenges you without forcing you to quit early.

#BoP January

backonpointe:

Grab your weights and work your arms! I suggest two pairs of dumbbells: one set that is 3-8 pounds and one set that is 10-20 pounds, but use whatever challenges you without forcing you to quit early.

#BoP January