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Advantages: One of the advantages of the lockdown is that the mother is finally getting to the bottom of her giant chest freezer. Behold: 25 year old puff pastry.
Advantages: One of the advantages of the lockdown is that the mother is finally getting to the bottom of her giant chest freezer. Behold: 25 year old puff pastry.

One of the advantages of the lockdown is that the mother is finally getting to the bottom of her giant chest freezer. Behold: 25 year old...

Advantages: One of the advantages of the lockdown is that the mother is finally getting to the bottom of her giant chest freezer. Behold: 25 year old puff pastry.
Advantages: One of the advantages of the lockdown is that the mother is finally getting to the bottom of her giant chest freezer. Behold: 25 year old puff pastry.

One of the advantages of the lockdown is that the mother is finally getting to the bottom of her giant chest freezer. Behold: 25 year old...

Advantages: Quarantine advantages
Advantages: Quarantine advantages

Quarantine advantages

Advantages: bogleech: cazort: marvelousgameofdisneythrones: pangur-and-grim: my favourite part of the Evolutionary Biology courses I took at the University of Toronto was learning that several bird species have 3+ sexes? the ruff bird is a great example - each male variant has a different (and successful!) reproductive strategy, and a different chromosomal sequence. unlike the ruff bird, human sex falls into a bimodal distribution - this means there are two strong peaks (”typical” male and female morphs), with a whole lot in between. evolution is nice way of saying “statistics played out longterm among living organisms”, and evolutionarily successful traits….aren’t something to hold up as natural or moral, or representative of an advanced state. it’s literally just fuck tactics that make your group size increase. (though fucking isn’t always the best route, as asexual reproduction is massively advantageous as a short-term strategy, and certain species dominate the landscape by switching between sexual/asexual depending on environmental conditions) besides all that, the strength of humankind has always been our ability to work together communally, and that’s straight science. so even if you went down the extremely problematic path of valuing fellow humans based on their potential evolutionary contribution (coughs, eugenics, coughs), there would still be zero scientific basis behind discriminating against trans, non-binary and intersex people.  tl;dr here’s a challenge to all the bigots out there: please stop using “science” as a defence when the actual science is (overwhelmingly) against you. Science: pissing off bigots of all kinds since its inception. I find White-throated sparrows fascinating. They have two color morphs, the bright one: And the drab one: The two morphs have very different behavior. The bright ones are more aggressive, setting up territories and defending them, being more aggressive about defending against predators. They sing more often. The dull ones are quieter and less aggressive. They are more attentive to the nest, and better at feeding nestlings. The morphs tend to make a good pairing for raising children because they specialize in different roles. The dull-colored birds, being more camouflaged, are safer when sitting on the nest, and are better able to hide. The bright-colored birds, being more visible, are better able to intimidate predators and rivals. Interestingly though, both color morphs occur in both female and male birds. And birds tend to pair up with both opposite sex and opposite color morph birds. The dimorphism and different roles that, in most birds, are strongly associated with biological sex, in this species has evolved to be abstracted and separated from biological sex. Some people have described this system as the birds having “four sexes”. It’s been proposed that some life may have only first split into multiple sexes in order to confuse or slow down parasites so maybe some folks get offended cause deep down they just think roundworms will get them
Advantages: bogleech:

cazort:

marvelousgameofdisneythrones:

pangur-and-grim:

my favourite part of the Evolutionary Biology courses I took at the University of Toronto was learning that several bird species have 3+ sexes? the ruff bird is a great example - each male variant has a different (and successful!) reproductive strategy, and a different chromosomal sequence.
unlike the ruff bird, human sex falls into a bimodal distribution - this means there are two strong peaks (”typical” male and female morphs), with a whole lot in between.
evolution is nice way of saying “statistics played out longterm among living organisms”, and evolutionarily successful traits….aren’t something to hold up as natural or moral, or representative of an advanced state. it’s literally just fuck tactics that make your group size increase.
(though fucking isn’t always the best route, as asexual reproduction is massively advantageous as a short-term strategy, and certain species dominate the landscape by switching between sexual/asexual depending on environmental conditions)
besides all that, the strength of humankind has always been our ability to work together communally, and that’s straight science. so even if you went down the extremely problematic path of valuing fellow humans based on their potential evolutionary contribution (coughs, eugenics, coughs), there would still be zero scientific basis behind discriminating against trans, non-binary and intersex people. 
tl;dr here’s a challenge to all the bigots out there: please stop using “science” as a defence when the actual science is (overwhelmingly) against you.

Science: pissing off bigots of all kinds since its inception.

I find White-throated sparrows fascinating. They have two color morphs, the bright one:
And the drab one:
The two morphs have very different behavior. The bright ones are more aggressive, setting up territories and defending them, being more aggressive about defending against predators. They sing more often.
The dull ones are quieter and less aggressive. They are more attentive to the nest, and better at feeding nestlings.
The morphs tend to make a good pairing for raising children because they specialize in different roles. The dull-colored birds, being more camouflaged, are safer when sitting on the nest, and are better able to hide. The bright-colored birds, being more visible, are better able to intimidate predators and rivals.
Interestingly though, both color morphs occur in both female and male birds. And birds tend to pair up with both opposite sex and opposite color morph birds. The dimorphism and different roles that, in most birds, are strongly associated with biological sex, in this species has evolved to be abstracted and separated from biological sex.
Some people have described this system as the birds having “four sexes”.



It’s been proposed that some life may have only first split into multiple sexes in order to confuse or slow down parasites so maybe some folks get offended cause deep down they just think roundworms will get them

bogleech: cazort: marvelousgameofdisneythrones: pangur-and-grim: my favourite part of the Evolutionary Biology courses I took at the...

Advantages: Being a momma’s boy has it’s advantages. Amirite?
Advantages: Being a momma’s boy has it’s advantages. Amirite?

Being a momma’s boy has it’s advantages. Amirite?

Advantages: There are some advantages to being married for 15+ years. Like you can scare your wife with the cardboard figure you found buried in the garage that she bought you five years ago.
Advantages: There are some advantages to being married for 15+ years. Like you can scare your wife with the cardboard figure you found buried in the garage that she bought you five years ago.

There are some advantages to being married for 15+ years. Like you can scare your wife with the cardboard figure you found buried in the...

Advantages: ATANISM represents kindness to those who de serve it instead of love wasted on ingrates! You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think you can. If you love everyone and everything you lose your natural powers of selection and wind up being a pretty poor judge of character and quality. If anything is used too freely it loses its true meaning. Therefore, the Satanist believes you should love strongly and com pletely chose who deserve your love, but never turn the other cheek to your enemy! Love is one of the moet nt highrankingdemoness: the-vampire-inside-me: ficcyshit: imaginetheavengers: 1w1wbigher06fan: mistresserycinae: ciceroll: paradiseofthemindd: lekswinterisdyslexic: danplasmius: gender-ikari: harpyholidays: bookerdewitt: antique-arthur: the-fact-rat: The more I learn about Satanism, the less horrendous it seems. Not even kidding. That’s cause non-theistic Satanism is more about worshipping yourself and sorta treating others how you want to be treated etc hail satan satanism is actually really solid like the Fifth Satanic Rule of the Earth says not to make sexual advances unless you are given consent  satan seems like a pretty nice guy This week on “I didn’t know I was a Satanist” Wait till you hear the Nine Satanic Sins 1. Stupidity 2. Pretentiousness 3. Solipsism 4. Self-deceit 5. Herd conformity 6. Lack of perspective 7. Forgetfulness of past orthodoxies 8. Counterproductive pride 9. Lack of aesthetics That’s right. If you ain’t got no style, you be sinning. *converts to Satanism* it mentioned a rule above, but i havent seen the rest of the satanic rules posted here, so… 1: Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked 2: Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them 3: When in another’s home, show them respect or else do not go there 4: If a guest in your home annoys you, treat them cruelly and without mercy 5: Do not make sexual advantages unless you are given the mating signal 6: Do not take which does not belong to you, unless it is a burden to the other person and they cry out to be relieved 7: Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it to successfully obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will loose all you have obtained. 8: Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself. 9: Do not harm young children. 10: Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food. 11: When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them. Today in ‘Shit, lets be Satan.’ I’m a catholic christian but this made more sense than some of the stuff in the bible does! I don’t usually post things like this on my blog but I thought it’d be important for people to know that: Satanists DO NOT worship Satan. “Satan” is the latin root for “the one whom opposes”. The name was purposlly chosen to piss off Christians. Satanists are opposed to everything religious, which means that they do not believe in God, therefore, they do not believe in Satan either. The misconceptions of Satanism come from the movies where you see people sacrificing goats and all that stuff, but it is not true. I have read the Satanic Bible. I can assure you that they do not believe in anything religious. Throwing this back up here because I’m thinking about leading with it at the family reunion. wow it’s kinda like perking your head outside a window they always told you would be dangerous, and instead… you find only another view, interesting If only history was not view from the winners who wanted to push thier way on every One as right and not just law we have alot more intresting religions in the public and not just misinformation
Advantages: ATANISM represents kindness to those who de
 serve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
 You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think
 you can. If you love everyone and everything you lose
 your natural powers of selection and wind up being a
 pretty poor judge of character and quality. If anything
 is used too freely it loses its true meaning. Therefore,
 the Satanist believes you should love strongly and com
 pletely chose who deserve your love, but never turn the other
 cheek to your enemy!
 Love is one of the moet nt
highrankingdemoness:

the-vampire-inside-me:

ficcyshit:

imaginetheavengers:

1w1wbigher06fan:

mistresserycinae:

ciceroll:

paradiseofthemindd:

lekswinterisdyslexic:

danplasmius:

gender-ikari:

harpyholidays:

bookerdewitt:

antique-arthur:

the-fact-rat:

The more I learn about Satanism, the less horrendous it seems. Not even kidding.

That’s cause non-theistic Satanism is more about worshipping yourself and sorta treating others how you want to be treated etc

hail satan

satanism is actually really solid like the Fifth Satanic Rule of the Earth says not to make sexual advances unless you are given consent 

satan seems like a pretty nice guy

This week on “I didn’t know I was a Satanist”

Wait till you hear the Nine Satanic Sins
1. Stupidity
2. Pretentiousness
3. Solipsism
4. Self-deceit
5. Herd conformity
6. Lack of perspective
7. Forgetfulness of past orthodoxies
8. Counterproductive pride
9. Lack of aesthetics
That’s right. If you ain’t got no style, you be sinning.

*converts to Satanism*

it mentioned a rule above, but i havent seen the rest of the satanic rules posted here, so…
1: Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked
2: Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them
3: When in another’s home, show them respect or else do not go there
4: If a guest in your home annoys you, treat them cruelly and without mercy
5: Do not make sexual advantages unless you are given the mating signal
6: Do not take which does not belong to you, unless it is a burden to the other person and they cry out to be relieved
7: Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it to successfully obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will loose all you have obtained.
8: Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
9: Do not harm young children.
10: Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.
11: When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them.

Today in ‘Shit, lets be Satan.’


I’m a catholic christian but this made more sense than some of the stuff in the bible does!


I don’t usually post things like this on my blog but I thought it’d be important for people to know that:
Satanists DO NOT worship Satan. “Satan” is the latin root for “the one whom opposes”. The name was purposlly chosen to piss off Christians. Satanists are opposed to everything religious, which means that they do not believe in God, therefore, they do not believe in Satan either. The misconceptions of Satanism come from the movies where you see people sacrificing goats and all that stuff, but it is not true. I have read the Satanic Bible. I can assure you that they do not believe in anything religious.


Throwing this back up here because I’m thinking about leading with it at the family reunion.

wow it’s kinda like perking your head outside a window they always told you would be dangerous, and instead… you find only another view, interesting


If only history was not view from the winners who wanted to push thier way on every One as right and not just law we have alot more intresting religions in the public and not just misinformation

highrankingdemoness: the-vampire-inside-me: ficcyshit: imaginetheavengers: 1w1wbigher06fan: mistresserycinae: ciceroll: paradiseof...

Advantages: Being dead has it's advantages. When We Have That One Friend Whos Just Far Too Optimistic About *Everything* by QuantumStateOfFlux MORE MEMES
Advantages: Being dead has it's advantages.
When We Have That One Friend Whos Just Far Too Optimistic About *Everything* by QuantumStateOfFlux
MORE MEMES

When We Have That One Friend Whos Just Far Too Optimistic About *Everything* by QuantumStateOfFlux MORE MEMES

Advantages: CNN @CNN CAN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY jaküb @sadandchildish instead of saving the environment and helping actual bees let's spend billions on robots that do what bees would do for free CNN @CNN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY chuppa-thingy: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way. For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there. Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna. But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it. (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.) Off the top of my head? -advances in robotics -advances in miniature robotics -advances in flight technology -advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences -ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?) -ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people -less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants -ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc -fucking robot bees, my friend -hahaha think how confused those flowers must be Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs. *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts. This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times. This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days. Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through an intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap. Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares. So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph. The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.” But like, the thing is? There’s always more details than that. And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions.  A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture. Nice work, college boy. :p Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars.  ‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK. ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33 Okay, so I actually know Anna. She is my classmate and my friend, and I know this project quite well. And I could not have put the above statement any better. Here’s the thing guys, bumblebees are endangered, but they have a very important roll in our ecosystem. While we are doing everything we can to stabalize the bee populations, we also have to make sure that an important job is being done in our ecosystem. This drone was a conceptual way to aid that as we work to stabalize bee populations. I have never been so mad at Tumblr before. This is a huge accomplishment for a student, let alone a female in our male dominated industry. Stop shitting on everything, it doesn’t make you cool. Oh and actually read into things before you go tearing them apart.
Advantages: CNN
 @CNN
 CAN
 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed
 to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops
 cnn.it/21QKbuY

 jaküb
 @sadandchildish
 instead of saving the environment and helping
 actual bees let's spend billions on robots that
 do what bees would do for free
 CNN @CNN
 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees
 pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY
chuppa-thingy:

curlicuecal:


pts-m-d:

thetrippytrip:


dont you just love capitalism..  

Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die

my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way.
For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there.
Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna.
But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it.  (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.)
Off the top of my head?
-advances in robotics
-advances in miniature robotics
-advances in flight technology
-advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences
-ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?)
-ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people
-less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants
-ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc
-fucking robot bees, my friend
-hahaha think how confused those flowers must be
Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs.  *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts.  This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times.  This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days.


Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through an intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap.
Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares.
So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph.  The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.”
But like, the thing is?  There’s always more details than that.  And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions. 
A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture.
Nice work, college boy. :p


Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars. 
‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK.


ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33




Okay, so I actually know Anna. She is my classmate and my friend, and I know this project quite well. And I could not have put the above statement any better. 
Here’s the thing guys, bumblebees are endangered, but they have a very important roll in our ecosystem. While we are doing everything we can to stabalize the bee populations, we also have to make sure that an important job is being done in our ecosystem. This drone was a conceptual way to aid that as we work to stabalize bee populations. 
I have never been so mad at Tumblr before. This is a huge accomplishment for a student, let alone a female in our male dominated industry. Stop shitting on everything, it doesn’t make you cool. Oh and actually read into things before you go tearing them apart.

chuppa-thingy: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona...

Advantages: TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017, 4:30 PM Dollar General: The Store for Rural America's "Permanent Recession" BY PETER FUNT Share У Tweet Reddit Ju StumbleUpon @ Email Print OLLAR GENERAL DOLLAR GENERAL The Dollar General Corporation, an American chain of variety stores, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn. (Image: bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue. Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business. I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale. Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home. Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not. The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year. As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.” In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers. The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back. Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference. Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits. (Continue Reading) When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead. I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us. Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree. At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods. At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree. It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice.
Advantages: TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017, 4:30 PM
 Dollar General: The Store for Rural
 America's "Permanent Recession"
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 The Dollar General Corporation, an American chain of variety stores, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
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bogleech:

berniesrevolution:

IN THESE TIMES
There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue.
Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business.
I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale.
Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home.
Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not.
The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year.
As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.”
In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers.
The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back.
Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference.
Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits.
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When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead.

I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us.
Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree.
At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods.
At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree.
It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice.

bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have nev...

Advantages: ATANISM represents kindness to those who de serve it instead of love wasted on ingrates! You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think you can. If you love everyone and everything you lose your natural powers of selection and wind up being a pretty poor judge of character and quality. If anything is used too freely it loses its true meaning. Therefore, the Satanist believes you should love strongly and com pletely chose who deserve your love, but never turn the other cheek to your enemy! Love is one of the moet nt <p><a href="http://deathmagicandnature.tumblr.com/post/167702384958/ifreakinglovemarshmallows" class="tumblr_blog">deathmagicandnature</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://ifreakinglovemarshmallows.tumblr.com/post/165573658093/the-vampire-inside-me-ficcyshit" class="tumblr_blog">ifreakinglovemarshmallows</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-vampire-inside-me.tumblr.com/post/164761422189/ficcyshit-imaginetheavengers" class="tumblr_blog">the-vampire-inside-me</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ficcyshit.tumblr.com/post/163212711316/imaginetheavengers-1w1wbigher06fan" class="tumblr_blog">ficcyshit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://imaginetheavengers.tumblr.com/post/109582872609">imaginetheavengers</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://1w1wbigher06fan.tumblr.com/post/109211281827">1w1wbigher06fan</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mistresserycinae.tumblr.com/post/101519102954">mistresserycinae</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ciceroll.tumblr.com/post/101515708153">ciceroll</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://paradiseofthemindd.tumblr.com/post/101307733074">paradiseofthemindd</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lekswinterisdyslexic.tumblr.com/post/48733399446">lekswinterisdyslexic</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://danplasmius.tumblr.com/post/39071312622">danplasmius</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gender-ikari.tumblr.com/post/39053629365">gender-ikari</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://harpyholidays.tumblr.com/post/39053452574">harpyholidays</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bookerdewitt.tumblr.com/post/38938589872">bookerdewitt</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://antique-arthur.tumblr.com/post/38571585496">antique-arthur</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-fact-rat.tumblr.com/post/38564399586">the-fact-rat</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>The more I learn about Satanism, the less horrendous it seems. Not even kidding.</p> </blockquote> <p>That’s cause non-theistic Satanism is more about worshipping yourself and sorta treating others how you want to be treated etc</p> </blockquote> <p>hail satan</p> </blockquote> <p>satanism is actually really solid like the Fifth Satanic Rule of the Earth says not to make sexual advances unless you are given consent </p> </blockquote> <p>satan seems like a pretty nice guy</p> </blockquote> <p>This week on “I didn’t know I was a Satanist”</p> </blockquote> <p>Wait till you hear the Nine Satanic Sins</p> <p>1. Stupidity</p> <p>2. Pretentiousness</p> <p>3. Solipsism</p> <p>4. Self-deceit</p> <p>5. Herd conformity</p> <p>6. Lack of perspective</p> <p>7. Forgetfulness of past orthodoxies</p> <p>8. Counterproductive pride</p> <p>9. Lack of aesthetics</p> <p>That’s right. If you ain’t got no style, you be sinning.</p> </blockquote> <p>*converts to Satanism*</p> </blockquote> <p>it mentioned a rule above, but i havent seen the rest of the satanic rules posted here, so…</p> <p>1: Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked</p> <p>2: Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them</p> <p>3: When in another’s home, show them respect or else do not go there</p> <p>4: If a guest in your home annoys you, treat them cruelly and without mercy</p> <p>5: Do not make sexual advantages unless you are given the mating signal</p> <p>6: Do not take which does not belong to you, unless it is a burden to the other person and they cry out to be relieved</p> <p>7: Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it to successfully obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will loose all you have obtained.</p> <p>8: Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.</p> <p>9: Do not harm young children.</p> <p>10: Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.</p> <p>11: When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them.</p> </blockquote> <p>Today in ‘Shit, lets be Satan.’</p> </blockquote> <div> I’m a catholic christian but this made more sense than some of the stuff in the bible does! </div> </blockquote> <p>I don’t usually post things like this on my blog but I thought it’d be important for people to know that:</p> <p>Satanists <i><b>DO NOT worship Satan</b></i>. “Satan” is the latin root for “the one whom opposes”. The name was purposlly chosen to piss off Christians. <b>Satanists are opposed to everything religious</b>, which means that they do not believe in God, therefore, <i>they do not believe in Satan either</i>. The misconceptions of Satanism come from the movies where you see people sacrificing goats and all that stuff, but it is not true. I have read the Satanic Bible. I can assure you that they do not believe in anything religious.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Throwing this back up here because I’m thinking about leading with it at the family reunion.</p> </blockquote> <p>wow it’s kinda like perking your head outside a window they always told you would be dangerous, and instead… you find only another view, interesting<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I’ve known about this for a while and I’m so glad someone finally mentioned it hahaha</p> </blockquote> <ul><li>Reblogging to add that this is one small segment (who are actually atheists/humanists but who am I to judge what someone calls themselves) of an extremely diverse group, the majority of which (in my experience) do worship Satan in one form or another. Please don’t lump us all together or throw theistics under the bus to make yourselves seem more acceptable.</li></ul></blockquote>
Advantages: ATANISM represents kindness to those who de
 serve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
 You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think
 you can. If you love everyone and everything you lose
 your natural powers of selection and wind up being a
 pretty poor judge of character and quality. If anything
 is used too freely it loses its true meaning. Therefore,
 the Satanist believes you should love strongly and com
 pletely chose who deserve your love, but never turn the other
 cheek to your enemy!
 Love is one of the moet nt
<p><a href="http://deathmagicandnature.tumblr.com/post/167702384958/ifreakinglovemarshmallows" class="tumblr_blog">deathmagicandnature</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://ifreakinglovemarshmallows.tumblr.com/post/165573658093/the-vampire-inside-me-ficcyshit" class="tumblr_blog">ifreakinglovemarshmallows</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://the-vampire-inside-me.tumblr.com/post/164761422189/ficcyshit-imaginetheavengers" class="tumblr_blog">the-vampire-inside-me</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://ficcyshit.tumblr.com/post/163212711316/imaginetheavengers-1w1wbigher06fan" class="tumblr_blog">ficcyshit</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://imaginetheavengers.tumblr.com/post/109582872609">imaginetheavengers</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://1w1wbigher06fan.tumblr.com/post/109211281827">1w1wbigher06fan</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mistresserycinae.tumblr.com/post/101519102954">mistresserycinae</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ciceroll.tumblr.com/post/101515708153">ciceroll</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://paradiseofthemindd.tumblr.com/post/101307733074">paradiseofthemindd</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lekswinterisdyslexic.tumblr.com/post/48733399446">lekswinterisdyslexic</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://danplasmius.tumblr.com/post/39071312622">danplasmius</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gender-ikari.tumblr.com/post/39053629365">gender-ikari</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://harpyholidays.tumblr.com/post/39053452574">harpyholidays</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bookerdewitt.tumblr.com/post/38938589872">bookerdewitt</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://antique-arthur.tumblr.com/post/38571585496">antique-arthur</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-fact-rat.tumblr.com/post/38564399586">the-fact-rat</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>The more I learn about Satanism, the less horrendous it seems. Not even kidding.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>That’s cause non-theistic Satanism is more about worshipping yourself and sorta treating others how you want to be treated etc</p>
</blockquote>
<p>hail satan</p>
</blockquote>
<p>satanism is actually really solid like the Fifth Satanic Rule of the Earth says not to make sexual advances unless you are given consent </p>
</blockquote>
<p>satan seems like a pretty nice guy</p>
</blockquote>
<p>This week on “I didn’t know I was a Satanist”</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Wait till you hear the Nine Satanic Sins</p>
<p>1. Stupidity</p>
<p>2. Pretentiousness</p>
<p>3. Solipsism</p>
<p>4. Self-deceit</p>
<p>5. Herd conformity</p>
<p>6. Lack of perspective</p>
<p>7. Forgetfulness of past orthodoxies</p>
<p>8. Counterproductive pride</p>
<p>9. Lack of aesthetics</p>
<p>That’s right. If you ain’t got no style, you be sinning.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>*converts to Satanism*</p>
</blockquote>
<p>it mentioned a rule above, but i havent seen the rest of the satanic rules posted here, so…</p>
<p>1: Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked</p>
<p>2: Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them</p>
<p>3: When in another’s home, show them respect or else do not go there</p>
<p>4: If a guest in your home annoys you, treat them cruelly and without mercy</p>
<p>5: Do not make sexual advantages unless you are given the mating signal</p>
<p>6: Do not take which does not belong to you, unless it is a burden to the other person and they cry out to be relieved</p>
<p>7: Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it to successfully obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will loose all you have obtained.</p>
<p>8: Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.</p>
<p>9: Do not harm young children.</p>
<p>10: Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.</p>
<p>11: When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Today in ‘Shit, lets be Satan.’</p>
</blockquote>
<div>
I’m a catholic christian but this made more sense than some of the stuff in the bible does!
</div>
</blockquote>
<p>I don’t usually post things like this on my blog but I thought it’d be important for people to know that:</p>
<p>Satanists <i><b>DO NOT worship Satan</b></i>. “Satan” is the latin root for “the one whom opposes”. The name was purposlly chosen to piss off Christians. <b>Satanists are opposed to everything religious</b>, which means that they do not believe in God, therefore, <i>they do not believe in Satan either</i>. The misconceptions of Satanism come from the movies where you see people sacrificing goats and all that stuff, but it is not true. I have read the Satanic Bible. I can assure you that they do not believe in anything religious.<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>Throwing this back up here because I’m thinking about leading with it at the family reunion.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>wow it’s kinda like perking your head outside a window they always told you would be dangerous, and instead… you find only another view, interesting<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>I’ve known about this for a while and I’m so glad someone finally mentioned it hahaha</p>
</blockquote>

<ul><li>Reblogging to add that this is one small segment (who are actually atheists/humanists but who am I to judge what someone calls themselves) of an extremely diverse group, the majority of which (in my experience) do worship Satan in one form or another.  Please don’t lump us all together or throw theistics under the bus to make yourselves seem more acceptable.</li></ul></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://deathmagicandnature.tumblr.com/post/167702384958/ifreakinglovemarshmallows" class="tumblr_blog">deathmagicandnature</a...

Advantages: its tunny how science iction unverses s0 oten treat humans as a boring defaut everyman species or even the weakest and I want to see a scit universe where we're actualy considered one of the mare hideous and territying species How do we know our saiva and skin ois wouidn't be utra-corrosive to most other races? What if we strongest vocal chords and can paralye or ka the screaming at them? what if most sentient lite in the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and ives in fear of us rare animat races who can move so quicly and chew shit up with our Like that old story theyre made of meat onty HOLY SHT THEY EAT CAPSACIN FOR FUN YOU GUYS IHEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN humans are a proud warrior race weh a pantheon of bloody gods Ram-Bo, Schwarzenegger, etc REMOVING A LIMB WLL NOT FATALLY INCAPACITATE HUMANS ALWAYS DESTROY THE HEAD WARNING HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT NIGHT BY TRACKING VIBRATIONS THROUGH THE WARNING HUMANS CAN REPRODUCE AT A RATE OF 1 PER SPACEYEAR DESTROY INFESTATIONS IMMEDIATELY THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAW HUMAN BITES CAN BE FATALLY INFECTIOUS EVEN TO OTHER HUMANS WARNTIG HUMANS CAN AND WILL USE IMPROMSED WEAPONS SEE CLASSIFIED DATA HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM ALMOST EVERY ORIFICE ON THEIR BOOY 0O OH GOO THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR HANDLES OH GOD OH GO0 More senously, humans do have a number of advantages even among Terrestrial life Our endurance shock resistance, and abiity to recover trom injury is absurdy high compared to amost any other animal we often use the phrase heathy as a horse to connote heartiness-but compared to a human, a horse is as fragie as spun glass There's mountng evidence that our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by toiong逮at a walking pace. without sleep or rest un t ded of exhaustion, ts called pursuit predation The only other animal that can sort of keep up wth us? Dogs That's why we use them for hunting And even then it's only sort of) Now extrapolate that to a galaxy in which most sapient te did not evolive from hyper-speciaised pursut Our strength and speed is nothing to write home about, but we dont need to overpower or outrun you, we just need to ousast you- and by any other species standards, we just plain don t ge e Where a simple broken leg will cause most species to go into shock and die, we can recover from vitually any injury that's not atal Even traumatik dismemberment isnt necessarily a career-ending injury for a human We heal from injunes with edtreme rapioity recovenng in weeks trom wounds that would take others months or years to heal The resuits aren't pretty humans have hyperactive scar tissue. among our other suvival-onented trats-bu ook at our We developed surgery centuries before developing even the most anesthetics or life support. in extermis, humans have been known to perform surgery on themselves- and survive Thanks to our extreme heartiness we regard as routine medica procedures what most other species would regard as inventive forms of murder We even perform radical surgery on ourselves for purely cosmetic n essence, wed be Space Orcs I do hope you realize Im going to be picking up this stuft and Our jaus have too many TEETH in them, so we developed a way O WELD METAL TO OUR TEETH and FORCE THE BONES IN OUR JAVV to restructure over the course of years to fit them back into shape and then we continue to wear metail in out mouths to keep them in place We formed cohabitative relationships with tny mamma's and insects we keep at bay from botnening us by death, often using ittle analouge traps And by god we will eat anything - We use borderline toxic peppers to season our tood e We expose ourselves to patentaly lethal solar radiation in the our skin e We risk hearing loss for the opportunity to see our favonte + We have a game where two peopie get into an enciosed area and hit each other untl time tuns outione of them pass out We willingly lurip 0ut ot planes with only a firey piece of cloth to prevent us trom splatering against the ground Our response to natural disasters is to just rebuild our buidings in the exact same places We climb mountains and risk treezing to death for bragging rights We invented dogs We took our one time predators and completely domesticated them On a planet ful of lons, tigers and bears, we managed to advance further and faster than any other species on the planet e Kingons and Krogan and Orcs aint got sht on us can we taik about how pursut predation is fucking tenlying it's one thing to face down a cheetah, which wil siam into you at 60 mph and break your neck its another thing to run very quickly to get away from a thing, only to have it just kind of show up to have it be intelligent enough to fgure out where you are by the fur and feather youve left behind, your tootprints and piss and sht, and then you think you've lost .it and you bed down for the night but THERE IT IS WAITING WHEN YOU WAKE UP and you spiti againt but it keeps folowing you always in the comer of your eye until you just de ok cov Sci-Fi, except humans are the scary cool aliens with unimaginable powers.
Advantages: its tunny how science iction unverses s0
 oten treat humans as a boring defaut
 everyman species or even the weakest and
 I want to see a scit universe where we're
 actualy considered one of the mare hideous
 and territying species
 How do we know our saiva and skin ois
 wouidn't be utra-corrosive to most other
 races? What if we
 strongest vocal chords and can paralye or ka
 the
 screaming at them? what if most sentient lite in
 the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and
 ives in fear of us rare animat races who can
 move so quicly and chew shit up with our
 Like that old story theyre made of meat onty
 HOLY SHT THEY EAT CAPSACIN FOR FUN
 YOU GUYS IHEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN
 A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN
 humans are a proud warrior race weh a pantheon
 of bloody gods Ram-Bo, Schwarzenegger, etc
 REMOVING A LIMB WLL NOT FATALLY
 INCAPACITATE HUMANS ALWAYS DESTROY THE
 HEAD
 WARNING HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT
 NIGHT BY TRACKING VIBRATIONS THROUGH THE
 WARNING HUMANS CAN REPRODUCE AT A
 RATE OF 1 PER SPACEYEAR DESTROY
 INFESTATIONS IMMEDIATELY
 THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY
 OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAW
 HUMAN BITES CAN BE FATALLY INFECTIOUS
 EVEN TO OTHER HUMANS
 WARNTIG HUMANS CAN AND WILL USE
 IMPROMSED WEAPONS SEE CLASSIFIED DATA
 HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM
 ALMOST EVERY ORIFICE ON THEIR BOOY 0O
 OH GOO THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR
 HANDLES OH GOD OH GO0
 More senously, humans do have a number of
 advantages even among Terrestrial life Our endurance
 shock resistance, and abiity to recover trom injury is
 absurdy high compared to amost any other animal we
 often use the phrase heathy as a horse to connote
 heartiness-but compared to a human, a horse is as
 fragie as spun glass There's mountng evidence that
 our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by
 toiong逮at a walking pace. without sleep or rest un
 t ded of exhaustion, ts called pursuit predation
 The only other animal that can sort of keep up wth us?
 Dogs That's why we use them for hunting And even
 then it's only sort of)
 Now extrapolate that to a galaxy in which most sapient
 te did not evolive from hyper-speciaised pursut
 Our strength and speed is nothing to write home
 about, but we dont need to overpower or outrun
 you, we just need to ousast you- and by any
 other species standards, we just plain don t ge
 e Where a simple broken leg will cause most
 species to go into shock and die, we can recover
 from
 vitually any injury that's not
 atal Even traumatik dismemberment isnt
 necessarily a career-ending injury for a human
 We heal from injunes with edtreme rapioity
 recovenng in weeks trom wounds that would take
 others months or years to heal The resuits aren't
 pretty humans have hyperactive scar tissue.
 among our other suvival-onented trats-bu
 ook at our
 We developed surgery centuries before
 developing even the most
 anesthetics or life support. in extermis, humans
 have been known to perform surgery on
 themselves- and survive Thanks to our
 extreme heartiness we regard as routine medica
 procedures what most other species would regard
 as inventive forms of murder We even perform
 radical surgery on ourselves for purely cosmetic
 n essence, wed be Space Orcs
 I do hope you realize Im going to be picking up this stuft and
 Our jaus have too many TEETH in them, so we developed a way
 O WELD METAL TO OUR TEETH and FORCE THE BONES IN
 OUR JAVV to restructure over the course of years to fit them back
 into shape and then we continue to wear metail in out mouths to
 keep them in place
 We formed cohabitative relationships with tny mamma's and
 insects we keep at bay from botnening us by death, often using
 ittle analouge traps
 And by god we will eat anything
 - We use borderline toxic peppers to season our tood
 e We expose ourselves to patentaly lethal solar radiation in the
 our skin
 e We risk hearing loss for the opportunity to see our favonte
 + We have a game where two peopie get into an enciosed area
 and hit each other untl time tuns outione of them pass out
 We willingly lurip 0ut ot planes with only a firey piece of cloth
 to prevent us trom splatering against the ground
 Our response to natural disasters is to just rebuild our buidings
 in the exact same places
 We climb mountains and risk treezing to death for bragging
 rights
 We invented dogs We took our one time predators and
 completely domesticated them
 On a planet ful of lons, tigers and bears, we managed to
 advance further and faster than any other species on the
 planet
 e
 Kingons and Krogan and Orcs aint got sht on us
 can we taik about how pursut predation is fucking tenlying
 it's one thing to face down a cheetah, which wil siam into you at 60 mph
 and break your neck
 its another thing to run very quickly to get away from a thing, only to have
 it just kind of
 show up
 to have it be intelligent enough to fgure out where you are by the fur and
 feather youve left behind, your tootprints and piss and sht, and then you
 think you've lost .it and you bed down for the night but THERE IT IS
 WAITING
 WHEN YOU WAKE UP
 and you spiti againt but it keeps folowing you always in the comer of
 your eye until you just
 de
 ok
 cov
Sci-Fi, except humans are the scary cool aliens with unimaginable powers.

Sci-Fi, except humans are the scary cool aliens with unimaginable powers.

Advantages: its tunny how science iction unverses s0 oten treat humans as a boring defaut everyman species or even the weakest and I want to see a scit universe where we're actualy considered one of the mare hideous and territying species How do we know our saiva and skin ois wouidn't be utra-corrosive to most other races? What if we strongest vocal chords and can paralye or ka the screaming at them? what if most sentient lite in the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and ives in fear of us rare animat races who can move so quicly and chew shit up with our Like that old story theyre made of meat onty HOLY SHT THEY EAT CAPSACIN FOR FUN YOU GUYS IHEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN humans are a proud warrior race weh a pantheon of bloody gods Ram-Bo, Schwarzenegger, etc REMOVING A LIMB WLL NOT FATALLY INCAPACITATE HUMANS ALWAYS DESTROY THE HEAD WARNING HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT NIGHT BY TRACKING VIBRATIONS THROUGH THE WARNING HUMANS CAN REPRODUCE AT A RATE OF 1 PER SPACEYEAR DESTROY INFESTATIONS IMMEDIATELY THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAW HUMAN BITES CAN BE FATALLY INFECTIOUS EVEN TO OTHER HUMANS WARNTIG HUMANS CAN AND WILL USE IMPROMSED WEAPONS SEE CLASSIFIED DATA HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM ALMOST EVERY ORIFICE ON THEIR BOOY 0O OH GOO THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR HANDLES OH GOD OH GO0 More senously, humans do have a number of advantages even among Terrestrial life Our endurance shock resistance, and abiity to recover trom injury is absurdy high compared to amost any other animal we often use the phrase heathy as a horse to connote heartiness-but compared to a human, a horse is as fragie as spun glass There's mountng evidence that our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by toiong逮at a walking pace. without sleep or rest un t ded of exhaustion, ts called pursuit predation The only other animal that can sort of keep up wth us? 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Advantages: its tunny how science iction unverses s0
 oten treat humans as a boring defaut
 everyman species or even the weakest and
 I want to see a scit universe where we're
 actualy considered one of the mare hideous
 and territying species
 How do we know our saiva and skin ois
 wouidn't be utra-corrosive to most other
 races? What if we
 strongest vocal chords and can paralye or ka
 the
 screaming at them? what if most sentient lite in
 the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and
 ives in fear of us rare animat races who can
 move so quicly and chew shit up with our
 Like that old story theyre made of meat onty
 HOLY SHT THEY EAT CAPSACIN FOR FUN
 YOU GUYS IHEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN
 A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN
 humans are a proud warrior race weh a pantheon
 of bloody gods Ram-Bo, Schwarzenegger, etc
 REMOVING A LIMB WLL NOT FATALLY
 INCAPACITATE HUMANS ALWAYS DESTROY THE
 HEAD
 WARNING HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT
 NIGHT BY TRACKING VIBRATIONS THROUGH THE
 WARNING HUMANS CAN REPRODUCE AT A
 RATE OF 1 PER SPACEYEAR DESTROY
 INFESTATIONS IMMEDIATELY
 THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY
 OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAW
 HUMAN BITES CAN BE FATALLY INFECTIOUS
 EVEN TO OTHER HUMANS
 WARNTIG HUMANS CAN AND WILL USE
 IMPROMSED WEAPONS SEE CLASSIFIED DATA
 HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM
 ALMOST EVERY ORIFICE ON THEIR BOOY 0O
 OH GOO THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR
 HANDLES OH GOD OH GO0
 More senously, humans do have a number of
 advantages even among Terrestrial life Our endurance
 shock resistance, and abiity to recover trom injury is
 absurdy high compared to amost any other animal we
 often use the phrase heathy as a horse to connote
 heartiness-but compared to a human, a horse is as
 fragie as spun glass There's mountng evidence that
 our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by
 toiong逮at a walking pace. without sleep or rest un
 t ded of exhaustion, ts called pursuit predation
 The only other animal that can sort of keep up wth us?
 Dogs That's why we use them for hunting And even
 then it's only sort of)
 Now extrapolate that to a galaxy in which most sapient
 te did not evolive from hyper-speciaised pursut
 Our strength and speed is nothing to write home
 about, but we dont need to overpower or outrun
 you, we just need to ousast you- and by any
 other species standards, we just plain don t ge
 e Where a simple broken leg will cause most
 species to go into shock and die, we can recover
 from
 vitually any injury that's not
 atal Even traumatik dismemberment isnt
 necessarily a career-ending injury for a human
 We heal from injunes with edtreme rapioity
 recovenng in weeks trom wounds that would take
 others months or years to heal The resuits aren't
 pretty humans have hyperactive scar tissue.
 among our other suvival-onented trats-bu
 ook at our
 We developed surgery centuries before
 developing even the most
 anesthetics or life support. in extermis, humans
 have been known to perform surgery on
 themselves- and survive Thanks to our
 extreme heartiness we regard as routine medica
 procedures what most other species would regard
 as inventive forms of murder We even perform
 radical surgery on ourselves for purely cosmetic
 n essence, wed be Space Orcs
 I do hope you realize Im going to be picking up this stuft and
 Our jaus have too many TEETH in them, so we developed a way
 O WELD METAL TO OUR TEETH and FORCE THE BONES IN
 OUR JAVV to restructure over the course of years to fit them back
 into shape and then we continue to wear metail in out mouths to
 keep them in place
 We formed cohabitative relationships with tny mamma's and
 insects we keep at bay from botnening us by death, often using
 ittle analouge traps
 And by god we will eat anything
 - We use borderline toxic peppers to season our tood
 e We expose ourselves to patentaly lethal solar radiation in the
 our skin
 e We risk hearing loss for the opportunity to see our favonte
 + We have a game where two peopie get into an enciosed area
 and hit each other untl time tuns outione of them pass out
 We willingly lurip 0ut ot planes with only a firey piece of cloth
 to prevent us trom splatering against the ground
 Our response to natural disasters is to just rebuild our buidings
 in the exact same places
 We climb mountains and risk treezing to death for bragging
 rights
 We invented dogs We took our one time predators and
 completely domesticated them
 On a planet ful of lons, tigers and bears, we managed to
 advance further and faster than any other species on the
 planet
 e
 Kingons and Krogan and Orcs aint got sht on us
 can we taik about how pursut predation is fucking tenlying
 it's one thing to face down a cheetah, which wil siam into you at 60 mph
 and break your neck
 its another thing to run very quickly to get away from a thing, only to have
 it just kind of
 show up
 to have it be intelligent enough to fgure out where you are by the fur and
 feather youve left behind, your tootprints and piss and sht, and then you
 think you've lost .it and you bed down for the night but THERE IT IS
 WAITING
 WHEN YOU WAKE UP
 and you spiti againt but it keeps folowing you always in the comer of
 your eye until you just
 de
 ok
 cov
Sci-Fi, except humans are the scary cool aliens with unimaginable powers.

Sci-Fi, except humans are the scary cool aliens with unimaginable powers.

Advantages: CNN @CNN CAN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY jaküb @sadandchildish instead of saving the environment and helping actual bees let's spend billions on robots that do what bees would do for free CNN @CNN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY andrusi: downtroddendeity: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way. For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there. Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna. But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it. (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.) Off the top of my head? -advances in robotics -advances in miniature robotics -advances in flight technology -advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences -ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?) -ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people -less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants -ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc -fucking robot bees, my friend -hahaha think how confused those flowers must be Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs. *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts. This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times. This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days. Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through and intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap. Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares. So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph. The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.” But like, the thing is? There’s always more details than that. And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions.  A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture. Nice work, college boy. :p Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars.  ‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK. ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis​ – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33 @curlicuecal I’d also like to chime in that a chunk of my family are apple farmers, and one thing I learned visiting them is that you can’t always let bees pollinate. With certain apple varieties, people have to go out with little paintbrushes to pollinate them by hand, because if they cross-pollinate with the wrong variety the apples won’t come out the same. Beebots could potentially be a huge time-saver at that task, because depending on how the algorithms work, you could just tell them “Don’t go into the Gala field next door” and let them do the job more efficiently than you without having to worry about getting weird mutant apples. Also holy shit all science is not interchangeable.  Nobody got up one morning and said “instead of saving the bees I’m going to build a bee robot.”
Advantages: CNN
 @CNN
 CAN
 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed
 to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops
 cnn.it/21QKbuY

 jaküb
 @sadandchildish
 instead of saving the environment and helping
 actual bees let's spend billions on robots that
 do what bees would do for free
 CNN @CNN
 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees
 pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY
andrusi:

downtroddendeity:

curlicuecal:

pts-m-d:

thetrippytrip:


dont you just love capitalism..  

Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die

my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way.
For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there.
Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna.
But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it.  (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.)
Off the top of my head?
-advances in robotics
-advances in miniature robotics
-advances in flight technology
-advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences
-ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?)
-ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people
-less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants
-ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc
-fucking robot bees, my friend
-hahaha think how confused those flowers must be
Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs.  *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts.  This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times.  This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days.


Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through and intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap.
Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares.
So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph.  The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.”
But like, the thing is?  There’s always more details than that.  And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions. 
A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture.
Nice work, college boy. :p


Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars. 
‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK.


ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis​ – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33



@curlicuecal 
I’d also like to chime in that a chunk of my family are apple farmers, and one thing I learned visiting them is that you can’t always let bees pollinate. With certain apple varieties, people have to go out with little paintbrushes to pollinate them by hand, because if they cross-pollinate with the wrong variety the apples won’t come out the same. Beebots could potentially be a huge time-saver at that task, because depending on how the algorithms work, you could just tell them “Don’t go into the Gala field next door” and let them do the job more efficiently than you without having to worry about getting weird mutant apples.

Also holy shit all science is not interchangeable.  Nobody got up one morning and said “instead of saving the bees I’m going to build a bee robot.”

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For the first time ever, networks are promising to consider the 30 most up-voted questions submitted by Americans. 
Currently, it seems like FWD:FWD:Re: style conservatives are submitting and voting the most,as the top questions are more like accusations aimed at specifically Hillary, or prompts for Trump to regurgitate his favorite buzzwords.
We have the Internet too. We have a voice: let’s use it in venues outside tumblr so Trump doesn’t get more advantages.
Vote on and submit meaningful questions that challenge both candidates to talk policy.
Please vote on my first question, linked here and above, which challenges both candidates to offer their opinion on LGBT and suggest real solutions that can work against the “religious freedom” arguments of the Alt-Right.
My second question focuses on how at-risk (poor, often minority) students and students with disabilities fare under high-stakes testing. Please vote for it here.
Please Reblog. Tweet. Facebook. We can do this.

DO THIS! So far the highest voted questions are thinly veiled jibes about deleting emails - just chances for Trump to go off on one. THIS TAKES LIKE TWO SECONDS! The right are very active when it comes to shit like this so don’t let them win it over, like the o.p says we have the internet too so let’s level this playing field. Let’s make Trump really struggle.

Seriously guys, please go to this site! The top ones are stupid questions involving gun control and a couple asking why requiring and for ID to vote is racist -__-
Help the real important questions be on top!

We have worked our way up to 700 votes since last night!  Thank you!
Let’s increase that momentum. 
The networks are only considering the top 30 questions, and they all have thousands of votes.  
Our GOAL is to reach 3000 to start to catch up tomorrow.
Most of the top 30 questions are proudly deplorable gifts to Trump.  It would be a double victory if we made this go viral enough to not only prompt a dialogue on LGBT issues, but to also knock off one of those terrible questions!
Other questions worth bolstering (You can vote for multiple questions):

Decriminalizing Marijuana
Internet Freedom/ Net Neutrality
Education to include Computer Science
Gerrymandering / Rigged elections
Climate Change
Income Inequality/Taxes
Congressional Term Limit
Healthcare Human Right
Access to Abortion
Infrastructure 
Criminal Injustice and Black Incarceration
High Stakes Testing
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We’ll return to the regularly scheduled tree pictures and such momentarily, but we’re in the last stretch here guys. 
It’s almost over, but let’s take them to task first shall we?

GREAT JOB EVERYONE! We blazed past our goal for today and reached 3700, as well as popularity rank #35!
We need to close a gap of about 700 votes to get into the Top 30!  LET’S KEEP GOING!
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