One of my favorite GIFs of one of my favorite NASA visualizations to preview Monday’s It’s Okay To Be Smart and get you excited and all that jazz. Think you can guess what tomorrow’s vid is about?
Blue = sea salt
Green = organics
Red = dust
White = sulfates
Check out the full NASA video below, featuring simulated global “stuff in the air” over a two year period on Earth. Ain’t Earth beautiful? (Even if, as in this case, it’s a 3 million processor-hour computer animation)
Rocket Girls: A Five day series into legends of aerospace engineering
Trickle down doesn’t work, it has never worked. If you think of the American economy as a ship. The poor are the remains of other ships, of all the history of sunken ships and garbage on the sea floor, they get simply left behind, they are of no importance to the economy, you can’t see them from the surface of the ocean.
The middle class are the hull, just like in this cartoon, the hull of the economy is being filled with water, its bolts are coming undone. The shrinking middle class is joining the poor in America. And soon they will be merely another wreckage on the bottom of the ocean.
And what of the rich? The superstructures on top of the ship? They may float for awhile on top of the ocean, but without a hull, they will either sink with the entire US economy, or will simply move on to other economies of other countries. If the poor and middle class lose all purchasing power, if they are unable to buy things, then there will be nothing to keep the rich, and the economy as a whole, afloat.
"The big thing we are working on now is the global warming hoax. It’s all voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax." ~ Republican Michele Bachmann
This is one of the best political cartoons of all time. OF ALL TIME.
Been wanting to doodle Peggy Cap ever since that text post a few days ago. I MAY prefer this to Steve haha. She’s SUCH a competent agent to start with and give her super soldier abilities and holy crap.
Still bitter at what they did to her character in the third one. One reason why no one talks about the prequels or the newly mastered originals I guess.
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Because people are awful, stupid, and scared.
People think that little boys are safer than little girls. Little boys are easier to deal with - little boys aren’t complex or hard to understand. Just give them a football and an attaboy, they’ll be fine! If they’re upset just tell them to rub some dirt in it, if they get scars tell them that chicks’ll dig it, if they get afraid or if there are tears all you have to tell them is that Big Boys Don’t Cry. Men don’t get scared, they are men, and you’re a man, aren’t you? Attaboy. Now go out there and play with your football and everything’ll be fine.
Little boys aren’t moody and mercurial and capricious little princesses who have tantrums and stamp little slippered feet and cry piteously, are they? Little boys don’t grow up to be teenagers with mood swings or uncomfortable and awkward bodily fluids and emotions and they won’t get totally overemotional or illogical like GIRLS get, right? Boys don’t have a hard time at school like girls might get - it’s not like they get teased or bullied and if they are, well they’re boys, they can take care of themselves and just sock that bully in the mouth and that’ll be the end of that. Boys don’t have fight with friends and don’t have to deal with rumors or not getting invited to parties - boys are SIMPLE. Boys just need to fight it out and then they’ll be okay. Boys’ll be boys.
But most of all, little girls grow up to be little victims. Every day there’s another girl found raped, dead, missing, assaulted, abused - girls that killed themselves because they were gang raped and nobody did anything because boys will be boys. One day you’ll have to look your little girl in the face and explain to her that people think in this world that she is worth less, that she is less intelligent, less rational, less capable to deal with anything in a reasonable manner and that there are Bad People Out There Who Will Do Bad Things and that’s why you can’t go out, sweetie. And that’s just Drama.
Because your little girl might one day turn into a teenager and there will be blood and tears and tampons and that’s messy and disgusting. They’ll fall in love and in lust and when they do they’ll be the town slut, they’ll get pregnant and they’ll get hurt and that’s Drama. When boys come back at 4 am that’s cause they were having a good time, let them have their freedom, darling. When girls come back at 4 am it’s Where Were You and With Who and What Will The Neighbors Think. Because girls get hurt and girls get raped and that’s Drama - but nobody thinks that’s Drama when boys hurt and boys rape. Cause that’s just boys being boys, and that ends with entire towns covering from them because one mistake shouldn’t ruin their promising lives.
Because we live in a world where it’s easier to raise men as abusers and to want to avoid having girls - so that your child isn’t the victim, somebody else’s baby is, not yours, because that would just be Drama. Because we live in a society where our safety, our struggle, our inequality, our fight and our search to build a world that will accept us, nurture us, and protect us is just plain old Drama.
just a duck feeding his fish.
An animal of a completely different specie takes what’s accessible to him and then give it to the others. WHY THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN WITH HUMANS ?!?
It does happen with humans, but we don’t hear about it a lot.
Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.
Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!
1. Kill alpha male types
2. Achieve world peace