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median: i-should-be-writing-rn: inlovewithaleheather: thecuckoohaslanded: gerbthenerd: alexander-lamington: thelizardprincess: biglawbear: blacksirencry: swaglexander-the-great: #That’s a#That’s a blue ringed octopus#You’re going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc via platonic-rabbit  me tryna find out if this fool died “The blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.” Holy shit And this is why I don’t go in the ocean anymore Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!! Actually this guy keeps them as pets they’re on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don’t know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they’re always in distress I just do not understand why he’s doing this #AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS  I mean OP pretty much covered it.  A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. But ask and you shall receive,  On this episode of “Fun Facts With Cuckoo,” DEAD.  YOU’RE DEAD.  EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN. There are many things that will kill you. [citation needed] There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST. There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in. Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean – IN THE WHOLE OCEAN – which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you’re ever in that situation, because god’s just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you).  THE. WHOLE. OCEAN. Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus. It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these.  But not without immediate medical attention.  Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish. The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you.  There’s no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.  It’s a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn’t stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis.  It doesn’t necessarily kill you quickly.  It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can’t really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm.  Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn’t much, the LD50 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)).  This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you. DON’T TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS. Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE. A cone snail walks into a bar.  You’d expect the bartender to ask, “what’s your poison,” but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they’re already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND. Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature’s equivalent of Avada Kedavra.  Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin.  Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn’t going to help because they’re constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it.  Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn’t good enough. I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin: “Conotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.” “The LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.” Remember how the LD50 of tetrodotoxin is 8μg/kg?  Conotoxin is 160 times more potent.  FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN.   I DID SOME MATH.   IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.) Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that “In two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.” THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST “MORTAL KOMBAT” IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE’S PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY. And guess what?  Cone snails don’t do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging.  Your wetsuit or gloves won’t protect you.  Because homeboy didn’t bring teeth to evolution’s knife fight.  Oh no.  It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON.  It’s lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria. Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever.  “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT????” you might reasonably ask.  And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra.  Well, it turns out the answer is “Research shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine’s addictive properties and side-effects.”  That’s right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN’T HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin.  In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock.  BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY’D KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE. IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that’s going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off.  And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST. And if you don’t get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death. Don’t touch the pretty shells. I’ve never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You’ve done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have. You know what I’m putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 🐌
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#That’s a#That’s a blue ringed octopus#You’re going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc via platonic-rabbit 
me tryna find out if this fool died


“The blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.”
Holy shit


And this is why I don’t go in the ocean anymore


Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!!


Actually this guy keeps them as pets they’re on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don’t know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they’re always in distress I just do not understand why he’s doing this



#AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS 
I mean OP pretty much covered it.  A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
But ask and you shall receive,  On this episode of “Fun Facts With Cuckoo,” DEAD.  YOU’RE DEAD.  EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN.
There are many things that will kill you.

[citation needed]
There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST.
There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in.
Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean – IN THE WHOLE OCEAN – which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you’re ever in that situation, because god’s just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you).  THE. WHOLE. OCEAN.
Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus.
It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these.  But not without immediate medical attention.  Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish.
The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you.  There’s no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.  It’s a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn’t stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis.  It doesn’t necessarily kill you quickly.  It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can’t really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm.  Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn’t much, the 

LD50

 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)).  This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you.
DON’T TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS.
Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE.
A cone snail walks into a bar.  You’d expect the bartender to ask, “what’s your poison,” but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they’re already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND.
Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature’s equivalent of Avada Kedavra.  Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin.  Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn’t going to help because they’re constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it.  Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn’t good enough.
I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin:
“Conotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.”


“The LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.”
Remember how the 

LD50 of tetrodotoxin is 8μg/kg?  Conotoxin is 160 times more potent.  FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN.  
I DID SOME MATH.  
IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.)
Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that “In two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.”
THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST “MORTAL KOMBAT” IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE’S PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY.
And guess what?  Cone snails don’t do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging.  Your wetsuit or gloves won’t protect you.  Because homeboy didn’t bring teeth to evolution’s knife fight.  Oh no.  It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON.  It’s lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria.
Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever.  “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT????” you might reasonably ask.  And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra.  Well, it turns out the answer is “Research shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine’s addictive properties and side-effects.”  That’s right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN’T HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin.  In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock.  BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY’D KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE.
IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that’s going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off.  And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST.
And if you don’t get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death.
Don’t touch the pretty shells.


I’ve never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You’ve done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have.


You know what I’m putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 🐌

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median: U B UBR BUSINESS NY TO RAISE DRIVER PAY July 3 New York City regulators are moving to raise wages for Uber drivers and drivers on other ridesharing apps. New York City regulators are moving to raise wages for drivers on Uber and other ride-hailing apps. This decision makes New York the first major American city to put pay rules in place for the ride-hailing companies. The proposal intends to bring drivers’ pay in line with New York’s $15- hour minimum wage. ___ The Taxi and Limousine Commission released a study addressing the issue at hand: Uber drivers and drivers for other ride sharing companies are underpaid, and 85% of them do not make over minimum wage. The study states : “[the drivers’] low pay has persisted despite the rapid growth of the industry.” ___ The study explains that if a ride-hailing app driver’s earnings fall below $17.22-hour over the course of a week, the companies have to make up the difference. The study suggests companies can afford to absorb this cost by lowering their commissions (about an average of 10-25% of passenger fares). The study reveals the median net hourly earnings in the ride-hailing app industry is about $14.25. ___ The New York pay rules would apply to the four major car service apps: Uber, Lyft, Via and Juno. These four ride-hailing apps provide more than 10,000 trips each day in New York. ___ Alix Anfang, a spokeswoman for Uber, said the proposal could hurt “riders through substantially increased prices and reduced service.” ____ The Taxi and Limousine Commission’s study did not address yellow cab drivers.
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 July 3 New York City regulators are
 moving to raise wages for Uber drivers and
 drivers on other ridesharing apps.
New York City regulators are moving to raise wages for drivers on Uber and other ride-hailing apps. This decision makes New York the first major American city to put pay rules in place for the ride-hailing companies. The proposal intends to bring drivers’ pay in line with New York’s $15- hour minimum wage. ___ The Taxi and Limousine Commission released a study addressing the issue at hand: Uber drivers and drivers for other ride sharing companies are underpaid, and 85% of them do not make over minimum wage. The study states : “[the drivers’] low pay has persisted despite the rapid growth of the industry.” ___ The study explains that if a ride-hailing app driver’s earnings fall below $17.22-hour over the course of a week, the companies have to make up the difference. The study suggests companies can afford to absorb this cost by lowering their commissions (about an average of 10-25% of passenger fares). The study reveals the median net hourly earnings in the ride-hailing app industry is about $14.25. ___ The New York pay rules would apply to the four major car service apps: Uber, Lyft, Via and Juno. These four ride-hailing apps provide more than 10,000 trips each day in New York. ___ Alix Anfang, a spokeswoman for Uber, said the proposal could hurt “riders through substantially increased prices and reduced service.” ____ The Taxi and Limousine Commission’s study did not address yellow cab drivers.

New York City regulators are moving to raise wages for drivers on Uber and other ride-hailing apps. This decision makes New York the firs...

median: Delete touwrists from your travel photos 1: Set your camera on a tripod. 2: Take a picture about every 10 seconds until you have about 15 shots 3: Open all the images in Photoshop by going to File > Scripts > Statistics. Choose "median" and select the files you took. 4: Photoshop finds what is different in the photos and simply removes it! before after <p><a href="http://thyrell.tumblr.com/post/174161250086/postordiea-talesoftenko-kokoroattack" class="tumblr_blog">thyrell</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://postordiea.tumblr.com/post/76106243437/talesoftenko-kokoroattack-niknak79" class="tumblr_blog">postordiea</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://talesoftenko.tk/post/67362998788" class="tumblr_blog">talesoftenko</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://kokoroattack.tumblr.com/post/67187379765/niknak79-deleted-tourist-from-photos-well" class="tumblr_blog">kokoroattack</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://niknak79.tumblr.com/post/52781185952/deleted-tourist-from-photos" class="tumblr_blog">niknak79</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Deleted tourist from photos</p> </blockquote> <p>well shit</p> </blockquote> <p>I have to keep this in mind.</p> </blockquote> <p>This still looks like a before and after shot of Armageddon or something where humanity is wiped out.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="783" data-orig-width="984"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f49c2d19320464899c040b140be0b1b/tumblr_inline_p95m523qNH1sg5v4t_500.jpg" data-orig-height="783" data-orig-width="984"/></figure></blockquote>
median: Delete touwrists from your travel photos
 1: Set your camera on a tripod.
 2: Take a picture about every 10 seconds until you have about
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 3: Open all the images in Photoshop by going to
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 you took.
 4: Photoshop finds what is different in the photos and simply
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<p>well shit</p>
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<p>I have to keep this in mind.</p>
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<p>This still looks like a before and after shot of Armageddon or something where humanity is wiped out.</p>
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median: Democrats Propose A Bill That Would Allow Free Childcare @balleralert Democrats Propose A Bill That Would Allow Free Childcare- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Democrats introduced "The Childcare For Working Families Act" on Thursday. This proposed bill would allow working families who earn 150% less of the state's median income to receive free childcare. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Within the next two years , the legislation aims to use $90 billion to ensure no family will spend more than 7% of their income on childcare. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Representative Bobby Scott (VA) stated, "Decades of research shows that properly nurturing children in the early years of life is instrumental in supporting enhanced brain development, cognitive functioning, and emotional and physical health." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Scott continued, "Today, the cost of child care has skyrocketed and too many parents now have to choose between paying for child care or a good-paying job. This bill fixes this national crisis and lays out the path of what early learning in America should look like.”
median: Democrats Propose A Bill That
 Would Allow Free Childcare
 @balleralert
Democrats Propose A Bill That Would Allow Free Childcare- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Democrats introduced "The Childcare For Working Families Act" on Thursday. This proposed bill would allow working families who earn 150% less of the state's median income to receive free childcare. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Within the next two years , the legislation aims to use $90 billion to ensure no family will spend more than 7% of their income on childcare. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Representative Bobby Scott (VA) stated, "Decades of research shows that properly nurturing children in the early years of life is instrumental in supporting enhanced brain development, cognitive functioning, and emotional and physical health." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Scott continued, "Today, the cost of child care has skyrocketed and too many parents now have to choose between paying for child care or a good-paying job. This bill fixes this national crisis and lays out the path of what early learning in America should look like.”

Democrats Propose A Bill That Would Allow Free Childcare- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Democrats introduced "T...

median: POLITICS I Don't Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society By Kayla Chadwick June 26, 2017 7:57 pm By Kayla Chadwick · "Like many Americans, I’m having politics fatigue. Or, to be more specific, arguing-about-politics fatigue. I haven’t run out of salient points or evidence for my political perspective, but there is a particular stumbling block I keep running into when trying to reach across the proverbial aisle and have those “difficult conversations” so smugly suggested by think piece after think piece: I don’t know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people. Personally, I’m happy to pay an extra 4.3 percent for my fast food burger if it means the person making it for me can afford to feed their own family. If you aren’t willing to fork over an extra 17 cents for a Big Mac, you’re a fundamentally different person than I am. I’m perfectly content to pay taxes that go toward public schools, even though I’m childless and intend to stay that way, because all children deserve a quality, free education. If this seems unfair or unreasonable to you, we are never going to see eye to eye. If I have to pay a little more with each paycheck to ensure my fellow Americans can access health care? SIGN ME UP. Poverty should not be a death sentence in the richest country in the world. If you’re okay with thousands of people dying of treatable diseases just so the wealthiest among us can hoard still more wealth, there is a divide between our worldviews that can never be bridged. I don’t know how to convince someone how to experience the basic human emotion of empathy. I cannot have one more conversation with someone who is content to see millions of people suffer needlessly in exchange for a tax cut that statistically they’ll never see (do you make anywhere close to the median American salary? Less? Congrats, this tax break is not for you). I cannot have political debates with these people. Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society, how to be a good person, and why any of that matters." 1-2)
median: POLITICS
 I Don't Know How To
 Explain To You That
 You Should Care About
 Other People
 Our disagreement is not merely
 political, but a fundamental divide
 on what it means to live in a
 society
 By Kayla Chadwick
 June 26, 2017 7:57 pm
By Kayla Chadwick · "Like many Americans, I’m having politics fatigue. Or, to be more specific, arguing-about-politics fatigue. I haven’t run out of salient points or evidence for my political perspective, but there is a particular stumbling block I keep running into when trying to reach across the proverbial aisle and have those “difficult conversations” so smugly suggested by think piece after think piece: I don’t know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people. Personally, I’m happy to pay an extra 4.3 percent for my fast food burger if it means the person making it for me can afford to feed their own family. If you aren’t willing to fork over an extra 17 cents for a Big Mac, you’re a fundamentally different person than I am. I’m perfectly content to pay taxes that go toward public schools, even though I’m childless and intend to stay that way, because all children deserve a quality, free education. If this seems unfair or unreasonable to you, we are never going to see eye to eye. If I have to pay a little more with each paycheck to ensure my fellow Americans can access health care? SIGN ME UP. Poverty should not be a death sentence in the richest country in the world. If you’re okay with thousands of people dying of treatable diseases just so the wealthiest among us can hoard still more wealth, there is a divide between our worldviews that can never be bridged. I don’t know how to convince someone how to experience the basic human emotion of empathy. I cannot have one more conversation with someone who is content to see millions of people suffer needlessly in exchange for a tax cut that statistically they’ll never see (do you make anywhere close to the median American salary? Less? Congrats, this tax break is not for you). I cannot have political debates with these people. Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society, how to be a good person, and why any of that matters." 1-2)

By Kayla Chadwick · "Like many Americans, I’m having politics fatigue. Or, to be more specific, arguing-about-politics fatigue. I haven’t...

median: TIME @TIME TIME FollowV Millionaire to millennials: Stop buying avocado toast if you want to buy a home Millionaire to Millennials: Stop Buying Avocado Toast If You Want to Buy a Home Avocado prices have soared in recent years time.conm "When I was truying to buy my first home I wasn't buying smashed avocado for [AU]$19 and four coffees at [AU]$4 each." Australian millionaire Tim Gurner Callum @rasta_dad Follow At the shops ldiot millenial: "duhhh can I have a million dollars of avocado Me (smiling wisely): "One house please". 9. Murtaza Hussain Follow MazMHussain Monthly expenses Transportation: $120 Food: $500 Clothing $200 Avocado toast: $35,000 Someone good at the economy please help me budget this JuanPa Ф @jpbrammer Follow Millennial dragon, guarding its treasure hoard of avocado toast and rideshare apps, but no diamonds to speak of werewolfhusband: stachionalgeographic: micdotcom: Millionaire suggests millennials could afford homes if they stopped buying avocado toast Trying to find the extra cabbage to buy a home and aren’t sure where you’ll get it? One millionaire claims the answer lies in your avocado toast. Australian Tim Gurner recently suggested that if young first-time homebuyers curbed their avocado toast addiction they could save enough money to buy a home, as Time reports. Even if you ate avocado toast every single day, using the median U.S. home value price of $196,500 via Zillow, it would still take about 13 years  to save enough for a mere downpayment. As Mic has pointed out before, shaming millennials about food or drink purchases is rarely helpful. Read more (5/16/17) I AM GUFFAWING I’M THE CAUSE OF YOUR DEBT! 
median: TIME
 @TIME
 TIME
 FollowV
 Millionaire to millennials: Stop buying avocado
 toast if you want to buy a home
 Millionaire to Millennials: Stop Buying Avocado Toast If You Want to Buy a Home
 Avocado prices have soared in recent years
 time.conm

 "When I was truying to buy my first home
 I wasn't buying smashed avocado for
 [AU]$19 and four coffees at [AU]$4 each."
 Australian millionaire Tim Gurner

 Callum
 @rasta_dad
 Follow
 At the shops
 ldiot millenial: "duhhh can I have a million
 dollars of avocado
 Me (smiling wisely): "One house please".

 9.
 Murtaza Hussain
 Follow
 MazMHussain
 Monthly expenses
 Transportation: $120
 Food: $500
 Clothing $200
 Avocado toast: $35,000
 Someone good at the economy please help
 me budget this

 JuanPa Ф
 @jpbrammer
 Follow
 Millennial dragon, guarding its treasure hoard
 of avocado toast and rideshare apps, but no
 diamonds to speak of
werewolfhusband:

stachionalgeographic:
micdotcom:


Millionaire suggests millennials could afford homes if they stopped buying avocado toast
Trying to find the extra cabbage to buy a home and aren’t sure where you’ll get it? One millionaire claims the answer lies in your avocado toast.
Australian Tim Gurner recently suggested that if young first-time homebuyers curbed their avocado toast addiction they could save enough money to buy a home, as Time reports.
Even if you ate avocado toast every single day, using the median U.S. home value price of $196,500 via Zillow, it would still take about 13 years  to save enough for a mere downpayment.
As Mic has pointed out before, shaming millennials about food or drink purchases is rarely helpful. Read more (5/16/17)


I AM GUFFAWING

I’M THE CAUSE OF YOUR DEBT! 

werewolfhusband: stachionalgeographic: micdotcom: Millionaire suggests millennials could afford homes if they stopped buying avocado t...

median: mr-cappadocia If i ever come home and find black people on my living room floor I hooe theyre dressed like these black people because then i can build them a fort. Then some social justice motherfucker going to come along and ask why i put the blanket wearing black people in my ghetto fort. Then blanket black dad will be like "motherfucker, I earn well above the median national wage motherfucker" after he done cover his child's ears. I then commence to zap the SJW motherfucker with my spray bottle laced with childrens laughter and LSD The blanket black people manned the cshoedramparts ugh valianty The casualties included a horrible white pants-suit, a battalion of trigger warnings, and the pronoun "xie" <p><a href="https://anal-sneeze.tumblr.com/post/160585649555/socialist-tomfoolery-joey-wheeler-official" class="tumblr_blog">anal-sneeze</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://socialist-tomfoolery.tumblr.com/post/160585524211/joey-wheeler-official-puublack" class="tumblr_blog">socialist-tomfoolery</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://joey-wheeler-official.tumblr.com/post/160585133596/puublack-steven-universe-official-this-is" class="tumblr_blog">joey-wheeler-official</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://puublack.tumblr.com/post/160585080588/steven-universe-official-this-is-someone-dying" class="tumblr_blog">puublack</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://steven-universe-official.tumblr.com/post/150233783038/this-is-someone-dying-while-having-an-mra-scan" class="tumblr_blog">steven-universe-official</a>:</p> <blockquote><p> This is someone dying while having an MRA scan. Before you die, your brain releases tons and tons of endorphins that make you feel a range of emotions. Tragically beautiful. <br/></p></blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="256" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dc72201f98680a40c29e01334396f52e/tumblr_inline_opueblJKYX1ufjlng_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="256"/></figure><p style="">Let him rest<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>F</p> </blockquote> <p>What sort of drugs was he on</p> </blockquote> <p>F</p> </blockquote> <p>He descended into madness as time went on. Last I saw he was celebrating the torture and death of a woman just because she was an SJW.</p>
median: mr-cappadocia
 If i ever come home and find black people on my living room floor I hooe theyre
 dressed like these black people because then i can build them a fort.
 Then some social justice motherfucker going to come along and ask why i put
 the blanket wearing black people in my ghetto fort. Then blanket black dad will
 be like "motherfucker, I earn well above the median national wage
 motherfucker" after he done cover his child's ears.
 I then commence to zap the SJW motherfucker with my spray bottle laced with
 childrens laughter and LSD
 The blanket black people manned the cshoedramparts ugh valianty
 The casualties included a horrible white pants-suit, a battalion of trigger
 warnings, and the pronoun "xie"
<p><a href="https://anal-sneeze.tumblr.com/post/160585649555/socialist-tomfoolery-joey-wheeler-official" class="tumblr_blog">anal-sneeze</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://socialist-tomfoolery.tumblr.com/post/160585524211/joey-wheeler-official-puublack" class="tumblr_blog">socialist-tomfoolery</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://joey-wheeler-official.tumblr.com/post/160585133596/puublack-steven-universe-official-this-is" class="tumblr_blog">joey-wheeler-official</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://puublack.tumblr.com/post/160585080588/steven-universe-official-this-is-someone-dying" class="tumblr_blog">puublack</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://steven-universe-official.tumblr.com/post/150233783038/this-is-someone-dying-while-having-an-mra-scan" class="tumblr_blog">steven-universe-official</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>
This is someone dying while having an MRA 
scan. Before you die, your brain releases tons and tons of endorphins 
that make you feel a range of emotions. Tragically beautiful.

<br/></p></blockquote>
<figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="256" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dc72201f98680a40c29e01334396f52e/tumblr_inline_opueblJKYX1ufjlng_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="256"/></figure><p style="">Let him rest<br/></p>
</blockquote>
<p>F</p>
</blockquote>

<p>What sort of drugs was he on</p>
</blockquote>

<p>F</p>
</blockquote>

<p>He descended into madness as time went on. Last I saw he was celebrating the torture and death of a woman just because she was an SJW.</p>

<p><a href="https://anal-sneeze.tumblr.com/post/160585649555/socialist-tomfoolery-joey-wheeler-official" class="tumblr_blog">anal-sneeze<...

median: TELS BLACK& BROWNKIDSTHEYCAN BEANYTHINGWITHACOLLEGE DEGREE DENIES THEM FUNDING TOGET A COLLEGEDEGREE reverseracism: alexbelvocal: black-geek-supremacy: fullpraxisnow: what-did-you-do-to-my-drink: dismantlexsjwsxfeminism: well this is horribly ignorant… how is the united states denying them funding? black and brown people benefit from affirmative action that allows them to get into college easier lol No fucking kidding. The high school I graduated from, people of color pretty much just had to ask and boom free scholarships. Whites at this school? Not so much… “Think there aren’t enough scholarships benefiting white students? Think again. […] [W]hite students receive more than three times as much in merit-based grant and private scholarship funding than students of color. White students receive more than three-quarters (76 percent) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62 percent) of the student population.” – Study: White Students More Likely to Win College Scholarships “According to a 1995 study, there are at least six million women — the overwhelming majority of them white — who simply wouldn’t have the jobs they have today, but for the inroads made by affirmative action (Cose 1997, 171). […] Although the gains to American women from affirmative action have extended in varying degrees to women of all colors, white women find themselves today in significantly better economic shape than women of color. In 1993, for example, the median income for white women was 16% higher than for black women, and the median white family income was 45% higher than that for black families (Bennett 1995).” –  Is Sisterhood Conditional? White Women and the Rollback of Affirmative Action They tried it tho They always do I’m willing to bet the people of color who got scholarships were more intelligent then the white People since they were being offered scholarships like crazy, but white People can’t seem to fathom that they’re not as smart as they think they are.
median: TELS BLACK& BROWNKIDSTHEYCAN
 BEANYTHINGWITHACOLLEGE DEGREE
 DENIES THEM FUNDING
 TOGET A
 COLLEGEDEGREE
reverseracism:
alexbelvocal:

black-geek-supremacy:

fullpraxisnow:


what-did-you-do-to-my-drink:

dismantlexsjwsxfeminism:

well this is horribly ignorant… how is the united states denying them funding? black and brown people benefit from affirmative action that allows them to get into college easier lol

No fucking kidding. The high school I graduated from, people of color pretty much just had to ask and boom free scholarships. Whites at this school? Not so much…



“Think there aren’t enough scholarships benefiting white students? Think again. […] [W]hite students receive more than three times as much in merit-based grant and private scholarship funding than students of color. White students receive more than three-quarters (76 percent) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62 percent) of the student population.”
– Study: White Students More Likely to Win College Scholarships
“According to a 1995 study, there are at least six million women — the overwhelming majority of them white — who simply wouldn’t have the jobs they have today, but for the inroads made by affirmative action (Cose 1997, 171). […] Although the gains to American women from affirmative action have extended in varying degrees to women of all colors, white women find themselves today in significantly better economic shape than women of color. In 1993, for example, the median income for white women was 16% higher than for black women, and the median white family income was 45% higher than that for black families (Bennett 1995).”
– 

Is Sisterhood Conditional? White Women and the Rollback of Affirmative Action




They tried it tho


They always do


I’m willing to bet the people of color who got scholarships were more intelligent then the white People since they were being offered scholarships like crazy, but white People can’t seem to fathom that they’re not as smart as they think they are.

reverseracism: alexbelvocal: black-geek-supremacy: fullpraxisnow: what-did-you-do-to-my-drink: dismantlexsjwsxfeminism: well this i...