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Good pic of me in undies and sleepy dog

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sixpenceee:

Another way to present the 9 types of intelligence as exemplified by my How Do We Measure Intelligence post.

The basic idea is that different people are good at different things. These 9 probably don’t cover the wide range of smarts we all possess, but it’s a start.

As Albert Einstein said, ”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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"…yaknow, and I was like, dude… and he was like, ‘it’s your choice, man, you either give me your guitar, your money, or that bag of clothes.’ And I was like, ‘I choose none. And seriously, if you get any closer to me, I’m going to knock your teeth out, you’re going to be swallowing your teeth in seconds.’ So, as he was coming towards me, he’s going – ‘man, this isn’t Philladelphia. This is Canada.’ And that was the moment, that was the moment I knew, like – you’re not getting stabbed, you’re probably not getting robbed, this guy clearly has no idea, and I kinda chuckled at him, I was like, oh my god, yaknow… kickin’ the door, yelling, ‘Chuck! Chuck!’ So I got the guy by the throat, he’s got my arm, and the door finally opens, and Chuck, Chuck Ragan’s standing there, his hair’s all mussed up, he’s got no shirt on, and he’s just got a towel around his waist. And he goes, looks around and goes, ‘what in god’s name is goin’ on out here??’ It was like, yaknow, like your dad or something – and I was like ‘Chuck, this motherfucker’s trying to rob me!’ And I got him and the guy kinda looks at me, and he looks at Chuck, and I think he kinda, it registered like, ‘oh man, I’m in way over my head.’ And he backed up and kinda started scrambling away, and Chuck looked at me, and he was like ‘what in the hell??” and I was like, ‘yeah man, it’s crazy!’ and he goes ‘LET’S GET HIM!’"

— Dave Hause, on getting mugged in Canada with Chuck Ragan (via transistor-subsidal)

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thepeoplesrecord:

US begins air strikes in Iraq, Pentagon says
August 8, 2014

American warplanes began bombing Islamic militant targets outside the Kurdish city of Irbil on Friday, in the first offensive action by the US in Iraq since it withdrew ground troops in 2011.

Following authority granted by Barack Obama on Thursday, the Pentagon said two FA-18 jets dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on fighters with the Islamic State, also known as Isis or Isil.

The US claimed the militants were using artillery to shell peshmerga forces defending Irbil and threatening US personnel in the city.

“As the president made clear, the United States military will continue to take direct action against Isil when they threaten our personnel and facilities,” said Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.

Obama’s orders to his military commanders were widely drafted and included permission to take action against Isis forces threatening either the thousands of Yazidi refugees trapped on Mount Sinjar, or the cities of Irbil and Baghdad, where US “military advisers” are based.

The US portrayed its initial action on Friday as a necessary step to protect its joint operation centre in Irbil, which is being used to co-ordinate defences with Peshmerga fighters. “The fact of the matter is we have people in Irbil and if Irbil is allow to fall, they will be at risk,” said national security adviser Ben Rhodes on Friday.

But US jets have been operating over Kurdish areas for some time and the Pentagon believes the Islamic militants advancing toward Irbil pose a significant threat to the city.

Since Obama spoke from the White House on Thursday night, there has been relatively little criticism of his return to Iraqi military interventions in Congress. However there is thought to be deep unease within the White House about the risk of being sucked back into a prolonged campaign against Isis.

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akalittleone:

No sympathy for rapists, no sympathy for abusers, no sympathy for those who side with them. No excuses for their behavior, no justifications, no exceptions.

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I got a promotion at work today! Everyone, send me pizza.

I never imagined myself being in the position that I am at now. I’ve never busted my ass so hard, and have actually been acknowledged for it. I have so many people to thank for supporting me to keep living and not let life cut slack on me. 

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brinaabee:

First of all this post is racist as fuck. Is it because all of these women are black? NONE OF THESE NAMES ARE GHETTO and the amount of notes it has are disgusting. 
Ashanti - A common name in Ghana. It is a name from a powerful African empire. It is a fucking African name.
Aaliyah - It’s also a fucking African name. It means “High Exalted”, “Highest of All”, “To Ascend”. It also means Princess, Beautiful, Goddess, and some other beautiful meanings.
Beyonce - Oh look, another fucking African name. It means “beyond others”. It also derives from the French surname Beyincé, which is also her mother’s maiden name.
Ciara - It is of Irish origin and it means “dark haired beauty” or “black”.
Onika - Yet, another African name. It means warrior and is most often used as a boy’s name. 
Last but not least, Zendaya, which is also a fucking African name. It is a language of Zimbabwe/Southern Zambi. It means “To give thanks”.
Just because it’s not of your culture doesn’t mean it’s fucking ghetto. Who wants a common ass name anyway? You are racist and ignorant. Please educate yourself. 

brinaabee:

First of all this post is racist as fuck. Is it because all of these women are black? NONE OF THESE NAMES ARE GHETTO and the amount of notes it has are disgusting. 

Ashanti - A common name in Ghana. It is a name from a powerful African empire. It is a fucking African name.

Aaliyah - It’s also a fucking African name. It means “High Exalted”, “Highest of All”, “To Ascend”. It also means Princess, Beautiful, Goddess, and some other beautiful meanings.

Beyonce - Oh look, another fucking African name. It means “beyond others”. It also derives from the French surname Beyincé, which is also her mother’s maiden name.

Ciara - It is of Irish origin and it means “dark haired beauty” or “black”.

Onika - Yet, another African name. It means warrior and is most often used as a boy’s name. 

Last but not least, Zendaya, which is also a fucking African name. It is a language of Zimbabwe/Southern Zambi. It means “To give thanks”.

Just because it’s not of your culture doesn’t mean it’s fucking ghetto. Who wants a common ass name anyway? You are racist and ignorant. Please educate yourself. 

(Source: yourbiggestfansconfessions, via blackbeatnik)

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nomorethumbs:

Peggy Oki, Queen of the Z-Boys.
The only female to grace the Zephyr skate team.

YES

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Richmond, VA 
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Richmond, VA
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"Unfortunately, not paying attention to race and gender does not make gender-race inequalities go away, precisely because these inequalities are institutionalized and not just ideas in people’s heads."

— Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Chapter 1: The Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race in Revisioning Gender (via lilinsoul)

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talldarkarab:

rosyln:

Life in Gaza

Wow

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america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!
I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.
We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.
Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!
Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!
Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.
Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd!  I would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)
Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!
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thepeoplesrecord:

america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!

I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.

We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.

Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!

Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!

Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.

Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd!  I would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)

Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!

Donate here. Please signal boost!

Boost.

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"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source

"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source

(Source: i-am-jacks-lost-soul, via militantweasel)