September 15, 2014

drdannn:

I searched all of Tumblr for the best penguin posts and put them all together for the BEST PENGUIN POST IN TUMBLR HISTORY! :D

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September 14, 2014
Modi government drafts law to tame India's chaotic traffic

While I think this is a good idea, I gotta say: Elephants and camels? Can we turn down the stereotypes a little bit, Guardian? The influence animals of any kind have on Indian traffic, especially in big cities, where the chaotic traffic is predominantly found, is neglible.

And whoever would state that the bad traffic in some Indian cities is the pride of Indians has never spoken to an Indian person before.

D- for pandering to orientalism of the silliest kind.

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September 14, 2014
http://lolatprolife.tumblr.com/post/97432251174/zemo-kristenmastora7-gallium-knight

therainbowgorilla:

zemo:

zemo:

kristenmastora7:

gallium-knight:

Here’s a test:

I’m holding a baby in one hand and a petri dish holding a fetus in the other.

I’m going to drop one. You chose which.

If you really truly believe a fetus is the same thing as a baby, it should be impossible for you to…

Lol. The point was actually that you CAN’T compare a fetus and a baby, because one can live on their own, and the other one can’t. The very fact that your example is impossible should tell pro-lifers all they need to know. :)

Someone really doesn’t understand what a hypothetical is.

Here, I have a frozen embryo and a baby over a bridge. Which would you save?

I understand them perfectly fine. thank you very much.

Not my problem that you don’t get that the very fact that you can’t create a hypothetical scenario that has an internal logic AND treats an embryo and a baby the same already proves that pro-life argumentation is full of shit.

(Source: the-gallium-knight)

September 14, 2014
dreamofserenity626:



HOLD IT! HOOOOLD EVERYTHING!

Didn’t even need to click on the gif or read what was bellow it to know who it was.

"According to scientists" is th esinlge-most useless phrase in existence. Contrary to popular beleive, we aren’t a unified block that follows strict rules and limitations entirely defined by immovable numbers and accurate measurements. As long as there are numbers, there are different interpretations, and as long as there are different interpretations you will always find at least a handful of scientists that believe in the greatest amount of bullshit imaginable.

dreamofserenity626:

HOLD IT! HOOOOLD EVERYTHING!

Didn’t even need to click on the gif or read what was bellow it to know who it was.

"According to scientists" is th esinlge-most useless phrase in existence. Contrary to popular beleive, we aren’t a unified block that follows strict rules and limitations entirely defined by immovable numbers and accurate measurements. As long as there are numbers, there are different interpretations, and as long as there are different interpretations you will always find at least a handful of scientists that believe in the greatest amount of bullshit imaginable.

(Source: odd-one-youre-never-alone, via behindtheplottwist)

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September 14, 2014
http://lolatprolife.tumblr.com/post/97432251174/zemo-kristenmastora7-gallium-knight

zemo:

kristenmastora7:

gallium-knight:

Here’s a test:

I’m holding a baby in one hand and a petri dish holding a fetus in the other.

I’m going to drop one. You chose which.

If you really truly believe a fetus is the same thing as a baby, it should be impossible for you to…

Lol. The point was actually that you CAN’T compare a fetus and a baby, because one can live on their own, and the other one can’t. The very fact that your example is impossible should tell pro-lifers all they need to know. :)

(Source: the-gallium-knight)

September 14, 2014

kristenmastora7:

gallium-knight:

Here’s a test:

I’m holding a baby in one hand and a petri dish holding a fetus in the other.

I’m going to drop one. You chose which.

If you really truly believe a fetus is the same thing as a baby, it should be impossible for you to decide. You should have to flip a coin, that’s how impossible the decision should be.

Shot in the dark, you saved the baby.

Because you’re aware there’s a difference.

Now admit it

woah.

'cept, the fetus is already dead anyway, because they can't survive outside the womb, certainly not in a petri dish.

(Source: the-gallium-knight, via lolatprolife)

September 13, 2014

thinksquad:

Some Walmart (WMT) employees are not happy about a new mandatory “dress code” or the fact that workers have to pay for clothes to comply with that dress code out of their own pockets.

The “new look” calls for employees to wear a navy blue or a white polo shirt and khaki or black pants or skirts. It also requires the return of the Walmart vest, but the company will pay for that.

At issue is whether the new rules about what employees can wear amount to a “uniform” or a “dress code.” The U.S. Department of Labor says companies must pay for a “uniform,” but not clothes required to comply with a “dress code.”

So is it legal for Walmart to require its employees to pay for a polo shirt and pants of a certain color?

According to one legal expert, Walmart employees who are unhappy about having to pay up may have an uphill battle. Federal Advocacy Coordinator at the National Employment Law Project, Judy Conti, told The Guardian that what Walmart is doing is legal.

“When an employer selects clothing you could wear anywhere else, they are not required to pay for it,” Conti said. “Black or khaki pants – it doesn’t come more basic than that. White or navy blue shirt: now, maybe you don’t wear white or maybe you don’t wear navy, but I’ll bet you wear one of them.”

Heidi Moore of The Guardian tells Yahoo Finance she thinks Walmart is asking too much of employees who already make too little.

“It is pretty much an egregious issue… it’s a huge chunk of their take-home pay and Walmart employees have been complaining for years - and even staging protests and walk-outs – that they are not paid enough, that they’re not paid a living wage.”

Walmart says its average full-time hourly wage in the United States is $12.92. The company says employees are free to buy the clothes anywhere, however, Walmart also has extended an offer for employees to buy the clothes from Walmart for a 10% discount. If employees buy dress-code appropriate clothes (2 shirts and 2 pairs of pants) from the company’s own website, that would add up to abour $48, after the company discount of 10%, which Moore says is “tiny” compared to other retailers’ discounts.

"If you work at any other store, whether it’s Macy’s (M) or Club Monaco, Urban Outfitters, you get 50% discounts, sometimes 60% discounts, so it’s also pretty chintzy on that front,” she said.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmart-workers-unhappy-about-new—dress-code-191739053.html

We live in a society in which an employer can make you wear an uniform and then demand you pay for it yourself.

At least they’re “nice” and give the employees a 10% discount on the clothes they’re producing in China or Bangladesh for pennies per item and sell for dollars in the USA.

Companies are evil, peopel managing companies are evil, and Walmart is their king.

September 13, 2014

unrepentantgamer said: Young Justice doesn't qualify as A-List? The comic version, not the cartoon version (although I mourn the cancellation of the cartoon)

hellyeahteensuperheroes:

zemo:

hellyeahteensuperheroes:

majingojira:

hellyeahteensuperheroes:

Well, probably not by my definition of A-List. A-Lister must be the face of the company and headline more than one book and usually also have team-up book or be on a team (or two). A-List for me are characters like Batman, Superman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine. None of the Young Justice characters compares to that. I mean, DC casually made it that Bart never existed in New 52, they would never do that to an A-Lister. Superboy and Tim might be B-Listers at best, but that’s quite it.

Now I’m curious as to how you’d rank various Teen heroes on the A, B, C, D, Z List scale  … or it tempts me to give it a try since my MASSIVE DOCUMENT OF TEEN HEROES does include a spot for ‘number of appearances’. 

Well, let me think.

A-List: Nobody of the usual group of characters covered by this blog qualifies. Out of Older characters who were once teen heroes I’d again say Spider-Man and Original Five X-Men.

B-List: Supergirl, Superboy, all male Robins, seeing how they return Barbara Gordon to teen superhero roots she would qualify as well. X-23 is great example of B-Lister in that she is always in something, but her apperances are usually limited to one book at time (NYX -> her minis -> New X-Men -> X-Force -> Her Solo book -> Avengers Academy -> Dennis Hopeless Shitty Fanfic -> All-New X-Men), so is Quentin Quire who doesn’t have his own book but is prominently featured in one series and guest stars a lot. Same with Kate Bishop and Sam Alexander, who were in two books at the same time. Finally, for now at least, Kamala has a strong spot here.

C-List: Pretty much everyone else. Characters who might be popular enough to branch into other books (Cassie in Mighty Avengers), video games (Nico in Avengers Alliance, Pixie in X-Men games) or animation (Surge in Avengers Disc Wars, Armor in X-Men anime, White Tiger in Ultimate Spider-Man) or are in multiple things but can easily drop into limbo (Noh-Varr) can have stronger position than others, but not enough to get them into B-List (and even then levels of “strength” here differs). On DC I suspect Raven and more popular of Teen Titans and Young Justice kids are between this and B-List. Both Cass Cain and Stephanie Brown are here.

D-and lower lists: Pretty much all really, really obscure characters.

I’d say an A-lister is one of those characters that simply don’t go away. Like, they are always in books, not just as background, even when they don’t have their own book (solo or team).

A good example is Stephen Strange. He hasn’t had a book of his own in forever, but he’s in lots of books lots of the time.

Or Nightcrawler. Even while he was dead, he popped up in stories in flashbacks and alternate realities and stuff.

I’d say A-listers always seep back into the universe, no matter how widely utilised they are.

A-lister for me is somebody who is a star, who brings the money on the table, who is pushed everywhere.Who is headlining every event, who shows on multiple comics a month or at least on multiple covers. Somebody who is to comics of his company what John Cena is to WWE. Somebody who is just popular enough to avoid comic book limbo but that’s it is more of a B-List or very strong C-List.

Okay, but by that definition, a lot of high-profile characters fall by the wayside. The original five X-Men, for example, haven’t headlined anything for a very long time, with the exception of Cyclops, who really received a push so he could be a believable mutant leader.

Basically, by that definition, that is for Marvel Wolverine, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and Hulk. And the last four only because of the movies.

Actually, by that defintion not even Wonder Woman qualifies. She’s got her own book for a long, long time, but she certainly hasn’t been pushed everywhere in all the books. Not to the degree of Batman or Superman, for sure.

September 13, 2014

evanescen-t:

tryingtomakesenseofpeople:

kyuubijrr:

pitchblackglow:

foxgrl:

gokusgirl:

funkycops:

imperfectwriting:

I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

coming up next on white people solve racism

muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

^

It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?

She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

Welcome to tumblr

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Ya know…it’s all nice and well bashing away at people being social justice warriors and judging that girl for trying to understand what Muslim women go through every day.

…except, she could just have, like, talked to some Muslim women. Instead of playing dress-up. She could have read the multitudes of accounts by Muslim women just on tumblr alone.

Basically, by her actions, she is simply saying “I have no reason to believe your statements at all until I have validated them through an elaborate experiment myself.”

So, yeah…

(Source: olentaalla, via parkingstrange)

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September 13, 2014

unrepentantgamer said: Young Justice doesn't qualify as A-List? The comic version, not the cartoon version (although I mourn the cancellation of the cartoon)

hellyeahteensuperheroes:

majingojira:

hellyeahteensuperheroes:

Well, probably not by my definition of A-List. A-Lister must be the face of the company and headline more than one book and usually also have team-up book or be on a team (or two). A-List for me are characters like Batman, Superman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine. None of the Young Justice characters compares to that. I mean, DC casually made it that Bart never existed in New 52, they would never do that to an A-Lister. Superboy and Tim might be B-Listers at best, but that’s quite it.

Now I’m curious as to how you’d rank various Teen heroes on the A, B, C, D, Z List scale  … or it tempts me to give it a try since my MASSIVE DOCUMENT OF TEEN HEROES does include a spot for ‘number of appearances’. 

Well, let me think.

A-List: Nobody of the usual group of characters covered by this blog qualifies. Out of Older characters who were once teen heroes I’d again say Spider-Man and Original Five X-Men.

B-List: Supergirl, Superboy, all male Robins, seeing how they return Barbara Gordon to teen superhero roots she would qualify as well. X-23 is great example of B-Lister in that she is always in something, but her apperances are usually limited to one book at time (NYX -> her minis -> New X-Men -> X-Force -> Her Solo book -> Avengers Academy -> Dennis Hopeless Shitty Fanfic -> All-New X-Men), so is Quentin Quire who doesn’t have his own book but is prominently featured in one series and guest stars a lot. Same with Kate Bishop and Sam Alexander, who were in two books at the same time. Finally, for now at least, Kamala has a strong spot here.

C-List: Pretty much everyone else. Characters who might be popular enough to branch into other books (Cassie in Mighty Avengers), video games (Nico in Avengers Alliance, Pixie in X-Men games) or animation (Surge in Avengers Disc Wars, Armor in X-Men anime, White Tiger in Ultimate Spider-Man) or are in multiple things but can easily drop into limbo (Noh-Varr) can have stronger position than others, but not enough to get them into B-List (and even then levels of “strength” here differs). On DC I suspect Raven and more popular of Teen Titans and Young Justice kids are between this and B-List. Both Cass Cain and Stephanie Brown are here.

D-and lower lists: Pretty much all really, really obscure characters.

I’d say an A-lister is one of those characters that simply don’t go away. Like, they are always in books, not just as background, even when they don’t have their own book (solo or team).

A good example is Stephen Strange. He hasn’t had a book of his own in forever, but he’s in lots of books lots of the time.

Or Nightcrawler. Even while he was dead, he popped up in stories in flashbacks and alternate realities and stuff.

I’d say A-listers always seep back into the universe, no matter how widely utilised they are.

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