My favourite thing about Audible is getting $30+ books for $11.50. Damn right I’m gonna be getting 2 every month even if I fall behind on listening once classes start in September.

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Selecting books is always so hard but I think these’ll be this month’s.

Selecting books is always so hard but I think these’ll be this month’s.

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kohenari:

Here’s today’s Comment of the Day, in response to my post about how concealed weapons actually make us less safe.
It’s an actual, no-foolin’ gun owner who recognizes that a gun isn’t a magic defensive amulet that wards off crime just by being hidden in the pocket of someone’s shorts.
Thank goodness for this person. He balances out this person, whose comment is amazing:

Actually if everyone in America had a gun then crime across the board would DECREASE, it’s only when just a handful have them that it does nothing for crime.

I like this comment so much because it’s just a completely random statement. You could replace “gun” with anything and have just as much success in making your argument. Like, “Actually if everyone in America had a unicorn then crime across the board would DECREASE, it’s only when so few people have unicorns that unicorns do nothing for crime.”

I can see the second person’s logic, because that argument has been made for other things such as why communism doesn’t work, why the majority of people need to be vaccinated, etc.I don’t think there’s any validity to that statement, but I can sort of see why it was made. Person #1 on the other hand, they understand things.

kohenari:

Here’s today’s Comment of the Day, in response to my post about how concealed weapons actually make us less safe.

It’s an actual, no-foolin’ gun owner who recognizes that a gun isn’t a magic defensive amulet that wards off crime just by being hidden in the pocket of someone’s shorts.

Thank goodness for this person. He balances out this person, whose comment is amazing:

Actually if everyone in America had a gun then crime across the board would DECREASE, it’s only when just a handful have them that it does nothing for crime.

I like this comment so much because it’s just a completely random statement. You could replace “gun” with anything and have just as much success in making your argument. Like, “Actually if everyone in America had a unicorn then crime across the board would DECREASE, it’s only when so few people have unicorns that unicorns do nothing for crime.”

I can see the second person’s logic, because that argument has been made for other things such as why communism doesn’t work, why the majority of people need to be vaccinated, etc.

I don’t think there’s any validity to that statement, but I can sort of see why it was made. Person #1 on the other hand, they understand things.

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fairmanrants:

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kitsunecoffee:

brilliantinemortality:

vagisodium:

apriki:

never forget that australias first ever winter olympics gold was won because the guy was coming dead last and everyone in front of him fell over


its happening

even better
the only reason he was in the final was bc the same thing happened in the semis
and the only reason he was in the semis was bc one of the guys that came ahead of him in the quarters was disqualified

i’m not sure if he’s the luckiest skater alive or a skater that has the power to curse other competitors.

i’ve been laughing non stop for the past like 10 minutes

You have to watch the interview of Bradbury with Roy and HG.
HG: “Now here we are, five laps to go - you’re at the rear of the field, and what were you thinking, Steven?”
Bradbury: “Well I went in with the same plan as at the semi-finals, which was to sit at the back and hope that there was a lot of collisions.”
HG: “Three laps to go now - you still thinking anything can happen?”
Bradbury: “No, I’m thinking my legs are hurting and I’m probably going to finish fifth.”

This is the moment that makes me truly proud to be an Australian.

ohkirra:

fairmanrants:

hate:

kitsunecoffee:

brilliantinemortality:

vagisodium:

apriki:

never forget that australias first ever winter olympics gold was won because the guy was coming dead last and everyone in front of him fell over

its happening

even better

the only reason he was in the final was bc the same thing happened in the semis

and the only reason he was in the semis was bc one of the guys that came ahead of him in the quarters was disqualified

i’m not sure if he’s the luckiest skater alive or a skater that has the power to curse other competitors.

i’ve been laughing non stop for the past like 10 minutes

You have to watch the interview of Bradbury with Roy and HG.

HG: “Now here we are, five laps to go - you’re at the rear of the field, and what were you thinking, Steven?”

Bradbury: “Well I went in with the same plan as at the semi-finals, which was to sit at the back and hope that there was a lot of collisions.”

HG: “Three laps to go now - you still thinking anything can happen?”

Bradbury: “No, I’m thinking my legs are hurting and I’m probably going to finish fifth.”

This is the moment that makes me truly proud to be an Australian.

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why are bats stigmatized as being creepy?

elfpen:

I mean

look at these things

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they’re like tiny

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fluffy

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dragons

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but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle 

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in caves

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and leaves

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and they have funny ears and noses

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I mean really

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bats are amazing

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A bat got stuck in my recycling bin the other night and it was so cute I wanted to pet it. It was already so panicked though I wouldn’t have subjected it to that :’) Just put it outside.

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"It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees."

Sally Coulter  (via ohhhkat)

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"Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people."

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yunglapras:

i hate that “LOL SO IF WOMEN ARE EQUAL CAN I PUNCH YOU” shit bc 1 in 3 women are abused

y’all are already punching us

the issue is that we’d like you to stop

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micdotcom:

Forget Bieber and Bloom, this is the video you should watch today 

By now, most people who pay attention to pop culture have heard of the video of Orlando Bloom attacking Justin Bieber outside an Ibiza restaurant. It’s been played over the news ad naseum, generating hundreds of articles and blog posts (even from the most respected news outlets), discussing everything from the long list of people who hate Justin Bieber to what the woman at the center of it all did during the fight.
But as this video went viral, it likely crowded your Facebook and Twitter newsfeed, pushing out a more truely important story.
This is the UN’s Chris Gunness. He breaks down in tears while in an interview on Al Jazeera.

micdotcom:

Forget Bieber and Bloom, this is the video you should watch today 

By now, most people who pay attention to pop culture have heard of the video of Orlando Bloom attacking Justin Bieber outside an Ibiza restaurant. It’s been played over the news ad naseum, generating hundreds of articles and blog posts (even from the most respected news outlets), discussing everything from the long list of people who hate Justin Bieber to what the woman at the center of it all did during the fight.

But as this video went viral, it likely crowded your Facebook and Twitter newsfeed, pushing out a more truely important story.

This is the UN’s Chris Gunness. He breaks down in tears while in an interview on Al Jazeera.

I try not to post nudity here but I love this picture so much :3

I try not to post nudity here but I love this picture so much :3

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Full-screen capture of a screenshot I took with Snipping Tool of windows on my display monitor.

Why are some programs huge and magnified (Adobe Reader, Snipping Tool) but other programs are regular sized (Excel, Scans folder, Chrome)? I don’t understand what is happening here and Adobe Reader is the main reason I need these on an external display so the fact that it goes really huge makes this all much less functional than I require :/

Full-screen capture of a screenshot I took with Snipping Tool of windows on my display monitor.

Why are some programs huge and magnified (Adobe Reader, Snipping Tool) but other programs are regular sized (Excel, Scans folder, Chrome)? I don’t understand what is happening here and Adobe Reader is the main reason I need these on an external display so the fact that it goes really huge makes this all much less functional than I require :/

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