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August 07 2017

cookingwithroxy:

siryouarebeingmocked:

hominishostilis:

siriuslyblack:

scrawnyflannelman:

siriuslyblack:

Ppl would rather eat cement than admit that the 2nd amendment is outdated

Specifically how is it outdated?

It was written in 1791. It’s outdated.

Do you or don’t you believe that the right to free speech applies to speech on the internet?

Do you also believe the 5th amendment is “outdated”?

Or is your only argument “it was written a long time ago”?

Someone anti-gun using a Special Pleading argument? Boy, that’s original.

@siriuslyblack so by your terms, which are wrong btw, the amendment is older than that but let’s not get your inability to get details right distract us here… So by your terms we should also throw out the fourth amendment! The government should be fully free to come and seize our property any time they want! Third amendment too, let them house any military force in our homes as they see fit!

I mean, it’s the same age, it’s obviously outdated right? Who believes in the right to property anymore! To the freedom from illegal search and seizure, the right to a fair and public trial, by jury? The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment? ENTIRELY OUTDATED! We should be happy to live in a gun free police state with an oppressive jackboot on the back of our necks and no way to fight back against whomever has seized power.

You know, as an LGBT person who’s watched the history of shit poured down on my community I think you’re a giant fucking asshole for insisting I definitely don’t deserve to have a way to fight back.

Daily Tweet: 7/6/17

arizonaconservativegal:

janos-michaelis:

siryouarebeingmocked:

triggeredmedia:

lets-talk-about-politics:

Yesterday, Trump gave a speech in Poland that, while innocuous to those who are ignorant, was filled with white supremacist dogwhistles. White supremacist publications like The Daily Stormer loved his speech and said as much when they were writing about it.

“We must stop ISIS”

“Fucking white supremacy”

Friendly reminder that “dogwhistle” is often equivalent to “secret reptilian illuminati hand signals”.

Funny how they’ve backpedalled so far from “Trump is an open white supremacist!” a year ago, ain’t it?

Trump said things like “A strong Poland is a blessing to the nations of Europe, and they know that. A strong Europe is a blessing to the West and to the world.“ 

Oh no, how dare he want America’s allies to be strong! /s

Oh, and he said “We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes – including Syria and Iran – and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. “ 

Clearly he’s only pretending to call Russia out. He’s just virtue-signalling. /s

Funny how OP didn’t link to any sources, >so people could see the speech for themselves<.

But I’m sure making a fuss about this Poland thing will distract everyone from CNN eating its own tail.

” Trump may have been talking about how beautiful the Mediterranean is, but what he really meant was that he wants to drown all minority’s in the Mediterranean. “ ~ some asshole

The minutes someone seriously uses the word “dogwhistle” in a political conversation is the same minute I decide they’re an oversensitive loon.

August 06 2017

blacksheepboybucky:

tentaclabia:

sunderlorn:

its-kk-yo:

alwayswillgraham:

evil-shenanigans-alpha:

monsters-and-teeth:

unlimitedtrashworks:

becausetheintrovert:

thelifeofatubaplayer:

thelastmellophone:

espurr-roba:

consultingmoosecaptain:

dalekitsune:

the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu

See also:

Blood is thicker than water The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.

Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.

Let’s not forget that “Jack of all trades, master of none” ends with “But better than a master of one.”

It means that being equally good/average at everything is much better than being perfect at one thing and sucking at everything else. So don’t worry if you’re not perfect at something you do! Being okay is better!

These made me feel better

Also, “great minds think alike” ends with “but fools rarely differ”

It goes to show that conformity isn’t always a good thing. And that just because more than one person has the same idea, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea.

what the fuck why haven’t i heard the full version to any of these 

“Birds of a feather flock together” ends with “until the cat comes.”

It’s actually a warning about fair-weather friends, not an assessment of how complementary people are.

I’ve always felt like these were cut down on purpose.

I really like these phrases and plan on spreading this knowledge.

The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

I want to make designs out of these.

Funny how all the half-finished ones encourage uniformity and upholding the status-quo, while the complete proverbs encourage like…living exciting, eclectic lives driven by choice and personal passion.

NICE

My country right or wrong, if right to be kept right, if wrong to be set right

How to Get Progressive Students to Understand the Minimum Wage

laliberty:

When I teach the Principles of Economics, I often note the relationship between positive analysis and normative judgments. One of my favorite ways to teach this is when we cover the minimum wage. Using Thomas Leonard’s article Eugenics and Economics in the Progressive Era, I explain how both proponents and opponents of the minimum wage agreed on the effects - that binding price controls would cause job losses and unemployment. There was no disagreement on the fundamental economic analysis. The difference of opinion between advocates and opponents of minimum wages was their normative assessment as to whether the resulting unemployment was socially beneficial (and normatively desirable) or socially costly (and undesirable).

The advocates for minimum wages - like Sydney and Beatrice Webb - argued that minimum wages were a good policy precisely because they identified the “unfit” and would disemploy members of that group. Alfred Marshall, Pigou, John Bates Clark and other neoclassical economists argued that minimum wages were a bad policy precisely because they cause unemployment and job loss.

Dierdre McCloskey taught me quotations are useful when you either want to give an angel her voice or the devil his due. So I take the opportunity in lecture to read some of the passages from the assigned article aloud, verbalizing the language used by advocates to describe the people unemployed by the policy and the implications. Here are two passages from the paper I usually include:

- Sidney and Beatrice Webb (1897 [1920], p. 785) put it plainly: With regard to certain sections of the population [the “unemployable”], this unemployment is not a mark of social disease, but actually of social health.“ ”[O]f all ways of dealing with these unfortunate parasites,“ Sidney Webb (1912, p. 992) said in the Journal of Political Economy, “the most ruinous to the community is to allow them to unrestrainedly compete as wage earners.

- In his Principles of Economics, Frank Taussig (1921, pp. 332-333) asked rhetorically, "how to deal with the unemployable?” Taussig identified two classes of unemployable worker, distinguishing the aged, infirm and disabled from the “feebleminded … those saturated with alcohol or tainted with hereditary disease … [and] the irretrievable criminals and tramps… .” The latter class, Taussig proposed, “should simply be stamped out.” “We have not reached the stage,” Taussig allowed, “where we can proceed to chloroform them once and for all; but at least they can be segregated, shut up in refuges and asylums, and prevented from propagating their kind.

When I get to the words "parasites”, I am aware that my tone of voice and demeanor are showing signs of disgust. They are disgusting sentiments, not easily read aloud to a classroom of students.

I think this is useful pedagogically for several reasons. First, it teaches students in political economy to carefully distinguish positive analysis from normative evaluation. By building this in early in the course, I find it easier to teach more difficult concepts like Coase and externalities. Second, it poses a striking challenge to students’ priors that good intentions lead to good policy. I use the opportunity to emphasize that economists judge policies by their outcomes, not the intentions behind them. Third, the example demonstrates the value of knowing something about the history of ideas and economic thought. It enriches their knowledge of both of the historical and contemporary debates and they remember it (I think). Fourth, the discussion invites a consideration of what values, views, and policies are consistent with their own normative positions. And finally, it is a powerful illustration of how ideas have consequences.

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mindblowingfactz:

Cars have become so quiet, automakers have resorted to playing fake engine noises from the speakers.

I would prefer the quiet car so i could listen to music better

If the general public becomes aware that there is a portion of the LGBT community that may be armed with a lawfully owned firearm and have the training and the skills necessary to use it effectively, this is a deterrent to make those that would attack us think twice.

Gwen Patton of Pink Pistols, an LGBT gun rights group (via gunsknivesgear)


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Gun rights are for those most vulnerable!

(via libertybill)

June 30 2017

Every now and then I get this idea to write a book on praying with adhd, tricks to focus, ideas to work around distractions, etc.

But if that kind of book needs writing it’ll have to be someone else. If its me no one would read it

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strongforanother:

cutiequeercris:

gentle-darkness-within:

skxtyd:

solacekames:

fiightingdreamers:

this thread is the absolute holy grail of repeated self owns

I’ve told the people I’ve cut off that I’ll speak to them again when they apologize to me directly and admit they were wrong. I don’t think that’s a high bar to pass. If they feel differently, that’s not my responsibility.

How are you going to see close friends and family literally cut ties with you and still think you’re in the right

It ain’t about voting Republican. It’s voting for someone who ran a platform of most groups being shit and deserving of shit treatment. Once y’all can understand and acknowledge that, maybe you’ll get your friends and family back.

Absolutely no sympathy

So if someone voted for Trump simply because they were screwed over by Obamacare (for example) just fuck them too, right? 

Because clearly the only people that matter when it comes to healthcare are the few that Obamacare helped and not the thousands that were screwed over with higher premiums, deductibles, unable to keep their doctor(s) or previous insurance plan(s) (even though they liked them and were told they could keep them). 

And that’s not even getting into foreign policy, national and border security. \_(ツ)_/¯ To name just a few of the other important issues that should concern each and every American. Which judging by the comments on this blue hell shithole of a website we all supposed to agree on to associate with you Liberal morons.

June 29 2017

UPDATE: Hospital Holds Child ‘Hostage’—Parents Denied Right to Take Son Home to DiePosted on

now they can’t even take him home to die? Who gave the hospital this much power?

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matt-ruins-feminisms-shit:

alaija:

allronix:

cheshireinthemiddle:

wyodakyells:

You know.. you could just say more women go to university but that doesn’t get the clicks you need does it, huffpo?

You and I both know Huffington Post doesn’t take advantages like more gendered scholarships or higher college nenrollement into consideration.

Or the difference in majors and what those majors pay. An Education major is not likely to make the same as Engineering. Mind you, there’s a good argument that the lower pay for education (as education is seen as “woman’s work”) has sexist factors, but that is more an ivory tower debate than job market reality. 

I’m using the above as an example because my twin and I went to college at the same time, same school, and I took Comp. Sci while she took Education. Even though I took a pay cut to work my current gig (because the hours/commute/benefits are MUCH saner), she still makes less.  

Women make up nearly two thirds of university students….

Is she trying to say women are in school more but are still worse with money. Because that’s what I read. I know women in their thirties who are still paying off university because they got the most expensive plans, spent top dollar on every little supply and burned money partying and eating out constantly. All borrowed money of course. And since the quality of the education has degraded so drastically there are many who see no return on the investment at all because they had to settle for jobs that require no education.

They put so much effort into getting girls in school and better educated with the hopes of creating more female scientists and doctors and CEOs but what they got was a flood of female students going into teaching and childcare fields that are so over-saturated, people spend decades searching for scraps of work in the field. But the universities will happily keep charging tens of thousands of dollars for paper that says good job you were here for 4 years. Then they take to the internet to proselytize for the progressive causes they just had drilled into their heads for nearly half a decade while they wait to hear back about that cashier job. Which they need just to pay off the interest the government is charging them on those loans. And the government is totally happy with this because they’re making more money off that debt than all the credit card companies combined. Meanwhile the Keynesians are patting themselves on the back for a job well done because nobody is amassing any wealth anymore. 

I’m not fond of the system is what I’m saying.

thatadhdfeel:

that adhd feel when:

*leaves room* wait did i do the thing or just think about it?

*goes back to check* yeah okay i did it

*leaves room* wait did i do the thing or 

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dimittas:

dimittas:

I told this guy on Snapchat that he makes me happy and his girlfriend of 62 hours adds me by username to tell me that if I keep texting him there’s “gonna be problems” and I haven’t even hit on this guy since they started going out I’m flabbergasted

I’ve never been in this situation before I genuinely don’t know what to do

Honestly you tell the guy what she did, tell him it makes you uncomfortable to cause relationship trouble (or something like that - don’t tell him she’s a crazy possessive psycho he’s probably not going to listen) and then you stop talking to him. Everytime he talks to you remind him of what she said and back off again. Don’t step into that kind of crazy.
He’s either going to get the picture and leave her, have a very serious boundary setting talk with her, or he’s going to turn into one of those guys who lets his psycho girlfriend rule and ruin his life. If it’s the first two he’ll get back in touch with you and tell you. If it’s the last one you don’t want to be around to watch someone choose to go through that.
(Side note if he talks with her and she says she’ll stop but then does it again you let him know again and go back to the beginning of this advice, but this time firmly resist contact unless she’s out if the picture, you’re there and you’re his friend no matter what, but you aren’t going to take that from her. she’s just trying to control his life and if she actually continues the behavior she’s abusive. So just let him know if he needs you you’re there but backing off contact because of her)

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alaija:

allronix:

cheshireinthemiddle:

wyodakyells:

You know.. you could just say more women go to university but that doesn’t get the clicks you need does it, huffpo?

You and I both know Huffington Post doesn’t take advantages like more gendered scholarships or higher college nenrollement into consideration.

Or the difference in majors and what those majors pay. An Education major is not likely to make the same as Engineering. Mind you, there’s a good argument that the lower pay for education (as education is seen as “woman’s work”) has sexist factors, but that is more an ivory tower debate than job market reality. 

I’m using the above as an example because my twin and I went to college at the same time, same school, and I took Comp. Sci while she took Education. Even though I took a pay cut to work my current gig (because the hours/commute/benefits are MUCH saner), she still makes less.  

Women make up nearly two thirds of university students….

youknowyouhaveadhdwhen:

aprillikesthings:

It is never too late to be evaluated for ADHD.

If you look at lists of symptoms/checklists intended for adults and have that moment of “oh shit, that’s me,” get evaluated. 

Just because one doctor/psychologist/therapist/school counselor told you once that you don’t have ADHD because ______ doesn’t mean they were right. (Especially if you’re smart, good at school, or do well when tested–people who don’t know ADHD very well might try to tell you that you don’t have it. They could be wrong.)

Trying medication is worth it. And it’s never too late to try!

The right medication is like having glasses, but for your brain. It doesn’t cure anything, but makes it so you can function more like someone who doesn’t have ADHD/bad vision. 

Stimulant medications in particular have been in use for nearly a hundred years now. Taken as prescribed they have an excellent safety record. If they caused problems long-term we would know by now. 

Finding the right medication/dosage is not always easy. Don’t give up because you try one medication and don’t like it. Tell your provider what you did and didn’t like about it and ask to try something else. 

(That said, many side effects are temporary. Again, talk to your provider.)

If you have ADHD, the right medication can significantly ease your depression and/or anxiety. It will also make all of your current coping methods for your ADHD much, much easier. 

Thisssss☝️

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onyourleftbooob:

Before vs After Adoption

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June 28 2017

thatadhdfeel:

that adhd feel when ur talking abt something you love n you don’t realize you’re being loud then somebody yells at you to shut up and you completely Shut Down™

direhuman:

direhuman:

Executive dysfunction is like all of your abilities are on cooldown and you’re mashing buttons to try to do anything but your brain is just like “i can’t do that yet. that’s still recharging. i can’t do that yet. that spell isn’t ready yet. that’s still recharging.”

#WTF I DIDN’T KNOW THIS WAS A THING#I THOUGHT I WAS JUST A PIECE OF SHIT OMG

And that’s why talking about mental illness is important.

harry-is-lily-ginny-is-james:

ADHD is so weird how it switches itself up on you. Like, some days I’m watching Netflix but it’s not enough stimulation so I have to be on Tumblr while watching the show to not be bored. And other days if my dad and sister are just talking at a normal volume while I’m trying to read, it stresses me out and puts me on edge to the point where I feel physically nauseous and end up snapping at someone because I’m too irritable. Like, why?

adhd-is:

spillywolf:

I’m about to do a thing in a minute

It’s been three hours but I’m about to do a thing in a minute

It’s been three days but I’m about to do a thing in a minute and every time you ask me about it it adds another day behind that minute

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