All words with malice aforethought
Back in Berlin for the first time in 7 years. 
This really made me laugh.

Back in Berlin for the first time in 7 years.
This really made me laugh.

de-pressedflower:

tbh ive been waiting all year to reblog this 

de-pressedflower:

tbh ive been waiting all year to reblog this 

April 3, 2014

gillsmarie:

I hope you all got the memo and are celebrating the following today:

  1. World Party Day
  2. National Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun Day
  3. National Chocolate Mousse Day

I really wish I’d read this on the second of April, and not the fourth …

davvecup:

grampascout:

I just discovered this really awesome site. Emotionalbaggagecheck.com
It’s a site that lets you leave the things that are bothering you anonymously.When someone chooses to “carry your baggage" they’ll get your submission, and send a song and a personal note to your email address through the site (it’s never shown publicly) that may help you with what you’re going through.I think this is an amazing idea!Don’t keep scrolling past this cause it’s actually worth checking out! :) 

This is actually really helpful; your email is kept private and there’s no log in or sign up required. Even typing my problems out seemed to help, and you can always change your mind at any point in time. The site itself has a very calming atmosphere and I’d recommend it to all of my followers who either like helping people or have a few things to get off their chest (or both!) This idea really is pretty amazing.

davvecup:

grampascout:

I just discovered this really awesome site. Emotionalbaggagecheck.com

It’s a site that lets you leave the things that are bothering you anonymously.
When someone chooses to “carry your baggage" they’ll get your submission, and send a song and a personal note to your email address through the site (it’s never shown publicly) that may help you with what you’re going through.
I think this is an amazing idea!
Don’t keep scrolling past this cause it’s actually worth checking out! :) 

This is actually really helpful; your email is kept private and there’s no log in or sign up required. Even typing my problems out seemed to help, and you can always change your mind at any point in time.
The site itself has a very calming atmosphere and I’d recommend it to all of my followers who either like helping people or have a few things to get off their chest (or both!)

This idea really is pretty amazing.

thefrogman:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.
Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is the ammount is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.
Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and sulfur. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.
A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

Excellent commentary. *claps*
Anything is poisonous if we try hard enough. Water, which gives us life, can also kill us in the right amount. That doesn’t mean we should keep our kids from drinking water. Quantity is an important factor and people need to realize that these microscopic amounts cannot possibly cause us harm. 
The other day a large bug flew into my mouth. It hit me right in the hangy ball thing and I instinctively swallowed. My first thought was, “Eww, that bug was probably full of bug poop. I just ate a bug’s worth of poop.”
If I had my choice, I would happily trade eating a bug’s worth of poop for 0.00003 ml of Thimerosal.

thefrogman:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.

Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is the ammount is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.

Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and sulfur. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.

As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.

A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.

TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

Excellent commentary. *claps*

Anything is poisonous if we try hard enough. Water, which gives us life, can also kill us in the right amount. That doesn’t mean we should keep our kids from drinking water. Quantity is an important factor and people need to realize that these microscopic amounts cannot possibly cause us harm. 

The other day a large bug flew into my mouth. It hit me right in the hangy ball thing and I instinctively swallowed. My first thought was, “Eww, that bug was probably full of bug poop. I just ate a bug’s worth of poop.”

If I had my choice, I would happily trade eating a bug’s worth of poop for 0.00003 ml of Thimerosal.

thebosha:

They saw their own parents rely on horses before automobiles. They spent their childhoods in The Great Depression and their young adulthoods in WWII. They have seen (in imperfect order) the ravages and eventual eradication of polio and smallpox. The introduction of air conditioning and the jet engine. A navy base in Hawaii annihilated, a president assassinated, a human heart transplanted and a man walking on the moon. They saw the advent of room-sized, magical things called computers replaced by PCs, phones made obsolete by mobile and smart phones with vastly more computational power than Apollo 13. They saw friendly nations become ferocious enemies become friendly again. The witch hunts of The Red Scare, the collapse of the USSR, the painful birth of the Civil Rights movement, the Twin Towers fall and the first African American President. And yes, their VCR was blinking 00:00 when I replaced it with a DVD over a decade ago and yes, any attempt to introduce DVR technology would be hopeless. But that’s just fine.

Both of my parents turned 90 recently. And tired, oh how very tired their eyes must be.

thebosha:

They saw their own parents rely on horses before automobiles. They spent their childhoods in The Great Depression and their young adulthoods in WWII. They have seen (in imperfect order) the ravages and eventual eradication of polio and smallpox. The introduction of air conditioning and the jet engine. A navy base in Hawaii annihilated, a president assassinated, a human heart transplanted and a man walking on the moon. They saw the advent of room-sized, magical things called computers replaced by PCs, phones made obsolete by mobile and smart phones with vastly more computational power than Apollo 13. They saw friendly nations become ferocious enemies become friendly again. The witch hunts of The Red Scare, the collapse of the USSR, the painful birth of the Civil Rights movement, the Twin Towers fall and the first African American President. And yes, their VCR was blinking 00:00 when I replaced it with a DVD over a decade ago and yes, any attempt to introduce DVR technology would be hopeless. But that’s just fine.

Both of my parents turned 90 recently. And tired, oh how very tired their eyes must be.

proud-atheist:

Still think atheists have no moralshttp://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

proud-atheist:

Still think atheists have no morals
http://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

wilwheaton:

‘Basket Case’ by Green DayIn honor of this album’s 20th anniversary.

One of my favorite songs.

wilwheaton:

‘Basket Case’ by Green Day
In honor of this album’s 20th anniversary.

One of my favorite songs.