evilgreenrobot:

That’s the thing about those right wing conservatives…they always vote.  Even if you don’t like your choices, you can vote against the hyper conservatives that want to legislate your sex lives, etc…

evilgreenrobot:

That’s the thing about those right wing conservatives…they always vote.  Even if you don’t like your choices, you can vote against the hyper conservatives that want to legislate your sex lives, etc…

(Source: 6dogs9cats, via engrprof)

2 days ago
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mapsontheweb:

Countries with Universal Health Care
The U.S. stands almost entirely alone among developed nations that lack universal health care.

mapsontheweb:

Countries with Universal Health Care

The U.S. stands almost entirely alone among developed nations that lack universal health care.

(Source: The Atlantic, via tmbnl-deactivated20140807)

4 days ago
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funnyforsmile:

Awesome door in Albuquerque

funnyforsmile:

Awesome door in Albuquerque

(via theredearth)

6 days ago
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wellthatsadorable:

thefrogman:

Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them

Animal Rescue League of Berks County [website | facebook]

[h/t: dakotaangel]

Oh cool, the most wonderful thing in the world to close out my week. A+ work, internet!

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1 week ago
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I’m not really sure how or why my daughter started seeing the world in terms of “for girls” and “for boys” because my wife and I have been very diligent in not labeling things as such. Yes, our kid has princess toys and pink shoes, but she also has blocks and dinosaurs and we have never at any point told her that those things are specifically for girls or boys. I believe that pigeon-holing a child into such a limited scope of gender identity can have far-reaching consequences on self-esteem, self-perception and relationships with the opposite sex. Ideally I would like my daughter to grow up knowing that girls can do anything boys can do, but if she can’t wrap her mind around the fact that a blue backpack with airplanes is unisex, then we have some work to do. It’s not easy to raise a child with a healthy outlook on gender equality, and I’m finding that out. No matter how much you try to harp on female empowerment, emotional sensitivity, positive body image or self-reliance, you can’t shield your child from television, magazine covers or even the toy aisles that perpetuate the preconceived roles and limitations of gender stereotypes. For a child, all you need to see is the simple juxtaposition in a toy store between the “girl aisle” rife with numerous iterations of Pretty Princess Polly Petunia With Purse Accessory For Girls, and the “boy aisle” lined with LEGO ROBOT PLAYSETS WITH GUNS AND EXTRA TESTOSTERONE FOR GROWING MAN-BOYS.
cartoonpolitics:

"Republicans want smaller government for the same reason crooks want fewer cops; it’s easier to get away with murder." .. (James Carville)

cartoonpolitics:

"Republicans want smaller government for the same reason crooks want fewer cops; it’s easier to get away with murder." .. (James Carville)

(via scoticus)

2 days ago
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jtotheizzoe:

8bitfuture:

Graph: UFO sightings vs drinking hours.

So that explains UFOs

jtotheizzoe:

8bitfuture:

Graph: UFO sightings vs drinking hours.

So that explains UFOs

(Source: economist.com)

5 days ago
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theoppositeofstupid:

prisonofself:

fantasticarepickles:


this makes my heart ache

Silverstein always has been, and always will be my favorite poet because he doesn’t even need words in his poem to make people open their eyes.

This breaks me everytime.

Something I never noticed before is that he wears the last flower in lapel.

theoppositeofstupid:

prisonofself:

fantasticarepickles:

this makes my heart ache

Silverstein always has been, and always will be my favorite poet because he doesn’t even need words in his poem to make people open their eyes.

This breaks me everytime.

Something I never noticed before is that he wears the last flower in lapel.

1 week ago
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ducthulhu:

Cape puppeteers, lol.

ducthulhu:

Cape puppeteers, lol.

1 week ago
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Ebola and the weak link of public health | Resource Insights

all-geo:

It has long been my contention that one of the chief symptoms of the age of constraints we have now entered would be the decline of public health systems globally. This comes at a time when our vulnerability to a worldwide epidemic is increasing because of widespread international travel, the proliferation of densely populated megacities and the general trend toward urban living. Of course, urban environments are ideal for spreading disease because of the proximity of the residents.

1 week ago
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