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Children, Friday, and Fucking: Trump administratiorn admits they've lost track of roughly 20 percent of toddlers' parents And only half of the youngest children abducted by the Trump administration will be reunited by the court-imposed deadline. ADAM PECK Y JUL 6, 2018, 4:21 PM During a conference call with reporters and U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw on Friday afternoon, government officials acknowledged that as many as 20 percent of the youngest children ripped from their parents on Donald Trump's orders won't be reunified with their families any time soon The revelation comes a day after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar assured the public that the government would meet the court's July 10 deadline to reunite children under the age of 5 with their parents, only to immediately backtrack lemonvortex: lemonvortex: lemonvortex: I’m gonna be ill “They are arguing that they shouldnt have to reunite them with their kids” AND WHAT ALTERNATIVE, EXACTLY, DO YOU HAVE? I literally just cant even keep up with every awful headline I see at this point Even people who are naturalized citizens are at risk And I’m hardly seeing anyone outside of news-oriented social circles talking about what may be coming in the wake of all of this It all just keeps piling up And more And more I feel like the point of no return for the initiation of a dystopian regime is far behind us and it makes me fucking sick
Children, Friday, and Fucking: Trump administratiorn
 admits they've lost
 track of roughly 20
 percent of toddlers'
 parents
 And only half of the youngest children
 abducted by the Trump administration
 will be reunited by the court-imposed
 deadline.
 ADAM PECK Y
 JUL 6, 2018, 4:21 PM

 During a conference call with reporters
 and U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw on
 Friday afternoon, government officials
 acknowledged that as many as 20
 percent of the youngest children ripped
 from their parents on Donald Trump's
 orders won't be reunified with their
 families any time soon
 The revelation comes a day after Health
 and Human Services Secretary Alex
 Azar assured the public that the
 government would meet the court's
 July 10 deadline to reunite children
 under the age of 5 with their parents,
 only to immediately backtrack
lemonvortex:

lemonvortex:


lemonvortex:

I’m gonna be ill 

“They are arguing that they shouldnt have to reunite them with their kids” 
AND WHAT ALTERNATIVE, EXACTLY, DO YOU HAVE?


I literally just cant even keep up with every awful headline I see at this point

Even people who are naturalized citizens are at risk

And I’m hardly seeing anyone outside of news-oriented social circles talking about what may be coming in the wake of all of this

It all just keeps piling up

And more

And more

I feel like the point of no return for the initiation of a dystopian regime is far behind us and it makes me fucking sick

lemonvortex: lemonvortex: lemonvortex: I’m gonna be ill “They are arguing that they shouldnt have to reunite them with their kids” AN...

Bad, Beef, and Fire: ifeelbetterer tumblr Follow hellotailor 1. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center 2. He was as tall as a 6'3" tree 3. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master 4. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30. 5. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. 6. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up 7. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant. 8. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something 9. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. 10. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room- temperature Canadian beef 11. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM 12. The lamp just sat there, like an inanimate object. wollipyos Some of the worst analogies written by high school students I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NUMBER 4 IS GREAT. bewbin These are genius ninjagirlmai I lost it at number 10 farorescourage "the worst analogies" are the ones you use to write comedy pieces with. They work like a charm if you do them right. beingfacetious #you say 'worst analogies i say 'heirs of douglas adams, Source papadevs 291.019 notes These analogies are like poetry if the poet had been sleepless for five days subsisting only on Red Bull and raw coffee beans
Bad, Beef, and Fire: ifeelbetterer
 tumblr
 Follow
 hellotailor
 1. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center
 2. He was as tall as a 6'3" tree
 3. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently
 compressed by a Thigh Master
 4. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal
 quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at
 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
 5. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also
 never met.
 6. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just
 before it throws up
 7. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind
 her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
 8. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real
 duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or
 something
 9. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
 10. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-
 temperature Canadian beef
 11. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his
 wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly
 surcharge-free ATM
 12. The lamp just sat there, like an inanimate object.
 wollipyos
 Some of the worst analogies written by high school students
 I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NUMBER 4 IS GREAT.
 bewbin
 These are genius
 ninjagirlmai
 I lost it at number 10
 farorescourage
 "the worst analogies" are the ones you use to write comedy pieces with. They
 work like a charm if you do them right.
 beingfacetious
 #you say 'worst analogies i say 'heirs of douglas adams,
 Source papadevs
 291.019 notes
These analogies are like poetry if the poet had been sleepless for five days subsisting only on Red Bull and raw coffee beans

These analogies are like poetry if the poet had been sleepless for five days subsisting only on Red Bull and raw coffee beans

Barbie, Crime, and God: fs you-cant-stop-the-moriparty OHMYGOD Why would there be a bottle of wine on the stove?! doomsong13 WTF Barbie you can't use a cutting board for a bulletin board doomsong13 BARBIE! you should know better than to leave a cheese grater on the edge of the fridge! someone could get hurt! just-a-cardboard-box Um, okay, DOES NO ONE REALIZE THAT BARBIE is cleaning her kitchen floor with a garden hose? Get it together, Barbie pudding-is-the-new-fondue OH MY GOD BARBIE! ARE YOU JUST GOING TO DISHES IN YOUR SINK? SERIOUSLY GET IT TOGETHER BARBIE! LEAVE THOSE DIRTY diamondintherough96 ...Seriously? People. Wow. Open your EYES Is NOBODY going to point out how Barbie is CLEANING HER FLOOR IN WHITE PANTS??? blainesbedroom CLOSE THE DAMN REFRIGERATOR! YOUR LETTING ALL THGE COLD OUT! doomsong13 Barbie, seriously? The blender on top of the fridge? You could get hurt!!1 doomsong13 Guys for the love of god how can you not notice the freaking rat next to the fridge?! WTF Barbie? Clean your house more often, would ya? fandomblogger Barbie, who the hell puts a calculator on their fridge. COME ON! GET WITH THE TIMES! doomsong13 I love how everyone pretends not to notice the toaster next to the sink. BARBIE! YOU COULD GET ELECTROCUTED IF THAT FELL IN! GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER GURL! the-peregrine-mendicant what the hell is wrong with you people???!?!?! omfg how can you not notice the fact the fridge has three layers of drawers on the bottom what the fuck?? barbie fridges dont work that way im sorry aeolus06 SERIOUSLY?!! YOU PEOPLE ARE SICK! CAN YOU SEE THAT A SERIOUS CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED HERE?!! THAT WALLPAPER! IT'S HIDEOUS! Get a freakin' sense of style, woman! magnusisms theres a dead body best-of-tumblr You must be fun at parties You must be fun at party’s
Barbie, Crime, and God: fs
 you-cant-stop-the-moriparty
 OHMYGOD
 Why would there be a bottle of wine on
 the stove?!
 doomsong13
 WTF Barbie you can't use a cutting board
 for a bulletin board
 doomsong13
 BARBIE! you should know better than to
 leave a cheese grater on the edge of the
 fridge! someone could get hurt!
 just-a-cardboard-box
 Um, okay, DOES NO ONE REALIZE THAT
 BARBIE is cleaning her kitchen floor with
 a garden hose? Get it together, Barbie
 pudding-is-the-new-fondue
 OH MY GOD BARBIE! ARE YOU JUST
 GOING TO DISHES
 IN YOUR SINK? SERIOUSLY GET IT
 TOGETHER BARBIE!
 LEAVE THOSE DIRTY
 diamondintherough96
 ...Seriously?
 People. Wow. Open your EYES
 Is NOBODY going to point out how
 Barbie is CLEANING HER FLOOR
 IN
 WHITE
 PANTS???
 blainesbedroom
 CLOSE THE DAMN REFRIGERATOR!
 YOUR LETTING ALL THGE COLD OUT!
 doomsong13
 Barbie, seriously? The blender on top of
 the fridge? You could get hurt!!1
 doomsong13
 Guys for the love of god how can you not
 notice the freaking rat next to the
 fridge?! WTF Barbie? Clean your house
 more often, would ya?
 fandomblogger
 Barbie, who the hell puts a calculator on
 their fridge. COME ON! GET WITH THE
 TIMES!
 doomsong13
 I love how everyone pretends not to
 notice the toaster next to the sink.
 BARBIE! YOU COULD GET
 ELECTROCUTED IF THAT FELL IN! GET
 YOUR SHIT TOGETHER GURL!
 the-peregrine-mendicant
 what the hell is wrong with you
 people???!?!?!
 omfg how can you not notice the fact the
 fridge has three layers of drawers on the
 bottom what the fuck?? barbie fridges
 dont work that way im sorry
 aeolus06
 SERIOUSLY?!! YOU PEOPLE ARE SICK!
 CAN YOU SEE THAT A SERIOUS CRIME
 HAS BEEN COMMITTED HERE?!!
 THAT WALLPAPER! IT'S HIDEOUS! Get a
 freakin' sense of style, woman!
 magnusisms
 theres a dead body
 best-of-tumblr
 You must be fun at parties
You must be fun at party’s

You must be fun at party’s

Charlie, Creepy, and Respect: Hari Kondabolu @harikondabolu When someone says "l am not politically correct," what I hear is"I don't really care how these words affect you.' ithelpstodream: everything-casey: ithelpstodream: i can’t believe all the people losing their shit over this post are the same people who make ‘triggered’ jokes. Here’s the thing. If you at all monitor your language based on your audience—avoiding curse words in front of kids, using bigger words in front of your boss—you obviously care about the impression your words give people.  Do you avoid talking about the attractive sex after your bestie’s breakup? Congratulations, friend, you’re being a decent human being. Your friend wishes you call them Charlie instead of Charlotte. It’s just a nickname. Would you say “No, your birth certificate says Charlotte so I’m calling you Charlotte?” Your co-worker tells you that he gets extremely uncomfortable when you clap him on the shoulder, due to a creepy uncle who did the same thing. Do you make a point to clap him on the shoulder every time you see him? It is really not that difficult to be “politically correct.” It does not mean that you must eliminate all opinions completely, it merely means—at a basic level—that you should attempt to be aware of your audience and how your words and actions affect them.  Don’t call it being “PC,” if you must. Call it being “aware and empathetic.” Being a human with decency and respect for other people, cultures, and experiences. ^boom. couldn’t have said it better myself.
Charlie, Creepy, and Respect: Hari Kondabolu
 @harikondabolu
 When someone says "l am not
 politically correct," what I hear is"I
 don't really care how these words
 affect you.'
ithelpstodream:

everything-casey:


ithelpstodream:
i can’t believe all the people losing their shit over this post are the same people who make ‘triggered’ jokes.
Here’s the thing.
If you at all monitor your language based on your audience—avoiding curse words in front of kids, using bigger words in front of your boss—you obviously care about the impression your words give people. 
Do you avoid talking about the attractive sex after your bestie’s breakup? Congratulations, friend, you’re being a decent human being.
Your friend wishes you call them Charlie instead of Charlotte. It’s just a nickname. Would you say “No, your birth certificate says Charlotte so I’m calling you Charlotte?”
Your co-worker tells you that he gets extremely uncomfortable when you clap him on the shoulder, due to a creepy uncle who did the same thing. Do you make a point to clap him on the shoulder every time you see him?
It is really not that difficult to be “politically correct.” It does not mean that you must eliminate all opinions completely, it merely means—at a basic level—that you should attempt to be aware of your audience and how your words and actions affect them. 
Don’t call it being “PC,” if you must. Call it being “aware and empathetic.” Being a human with decency and respect for other people, cultures, and experiences.


^boom. couldn’t have said it better myself.

ithelpstodream: everything-casey: ithelpstodream: i can’t believe all the people losing their shit over this post are the same people who...

America, Colin Kaepernick, and Fire: just-tea-thanks: venom1977: Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand. How it all started, and how we got here. (Unfortunately, the people that could learn something by reading this likely won’t bother). Did you know this? Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick “sits” for the national anthem…..and no one noticed. Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again “sits”, and again, no one noticed. Aug 26th, 2016- Colin “sits” and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete. Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail. Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn’t treat people of color fairly. Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin’s sitting affected him. Then a strange thing happened. Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not… He listened. In his letter, Mr. Boyer writes: “I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war. Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it.” Mr. Boyer goes on to write “There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind. I look forward to the day you’re inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I’ll be standing right there next to you.” Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer………and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated. Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit. But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING. The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw. Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had. Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace. When will America listen to him? We can all learn from this backstory. The truth often lies in the middle. Seek to learn the opposing side’s point. FUCKING THANK YOU! I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS OUT TO CIVILIANS “OFFENDED” ON SMs BEHALF FOR WEEKS!
America, Colin Kaepernick, and Fire: just-tea-thanks:
venom1977:

Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand.

How it all started, and how we got here.

(Unfortunately, the people that could learn something by reading this likely won’t bother).

Did you know this?

Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick “sits” for the national anthem…..and no one noticed.

Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again “sits”, and again, no one noticed.

Aug 26th, 2016- Colin “sits” and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete. Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail. Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn’t treat people of color fairly.

Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin’s sitting affected him.

Then a strange thing happened. Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not…
He listened.

In his letter, Mr. Boyer writes:
“I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war.
Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it.”

Mr. Boyer goes on to write “There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind. I look forward to the day you’re inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I’ll be standing right there next to you.”

Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer………and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated. 

Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit.

But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING. The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw.

Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had. Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace.

When will America listen to him?

We can all learn from this backstory. The truth often lies in the middle. Seek to learn the opposing side’s point.


FUCKING THANK YOU! I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS OUT TO CIVILIANS “OFFENDED” ON SMs BEHALF FOR WEEKS!

just-tea-thanks: venom1977: Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand. How it all started, and how we got here. (Unfortunate...

Being Alone, Anaconda, and Beautiful: now you kno! Crows are quite similar to humans isit their aging parents many y after they have left the nest. and v ears nowyoukno.com river-cottage-dweller: solitarelee: 221cbakerstreet: spookyrawr: rassoey: avianawareness: aph-romania: reallymisscoffee: dansknapp: stultiloquentia: doctormemelordmd: fangirling-so-hard-rn: Crows are scaryThey use tools Can be taught to speak (like parrots) Have huge brains for birds like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things they are scary smart at solving puzzles some crows stay with their mates until one of them dies they can remember faces SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES. They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns. Guys I’m really scared of crows now.(q)  Yeah but have you seen this  A colleague of my dad’s lives next to a lake, and looked out the window one morning to see a duck trapped in the ice. A crow swooped down. “Oh hell,” she thought, expecting carnage, because crows are opportunists. But the crow chipped at the ice with its beak until the duck was free. Idk of this counts but a few crows saved me from a magpie swooping attack once ,they’re bros who can tell when magpies are being unreasonable and need to chill I love crows so damn much. When I was fifteen, I hit a pretty serious bout of depression, to the point I was in my room for months. Well, a family of crows made a nest in a tree outside my window. There were two parents and two chicks. One chick was healthy and strong. One was weak, and had a caw like something being strained. It sounded more like a rooster crowing and so my parents jokingly named him ‘Buck’.Well… months passed and Buck’s sibling was taught to fly. His parents focused on the sibling because the sibling was strong. The father stayed behind to try and teach Buck, but I saw him try to fly, fail, and crash to the floor. His father helped him back up into the tree. Every day, I would watch Buck from my window until one day I opened it and started talking to him. He was small and gangly and he couldn’t caw right. His feathers were all over the place and I felt a kinship. So I made a deal with him. I told him that if he could do it, if he could fly, then I could find the strength to get up. Well… near the end of the season, after talking with him every day, I finally saw him get out of the nest. He went to the edge of his branch, braced himself, and jumped… and just before he hit the ground, he soared back up into the sky. I cheered harder than I ever had before. That winter, Buck left the area. I was crestfallen. I felt like I’d lost a friend. But I was so damn proud of him.  Cut to the next spring? I’m walking up the driveway one day when suddenly I hear a sound… a broken caw. I look up, and Buck is sitting in a tree above my head. He stared at me and puffed his feathers, then hopped down in front of me and cawed again. I was so damn thrilled, and I told him how proud I was of him. He ruffled his feathers and then soared off into his old tree.  That summer? I heard two broken caws. One from Buck… and one from his chick. Cut to ten years later? We have a family of crows who all have a very distinct caw and they come here and spend every spring, summer, and fall on our property. Buck still greets me every spring. that last reply made me wanna cry. that’s so beautiful. Don’t forget the Russian Crow SLEDDING DOWN A ROOF not once, but twice.  this one morning i kept hearing really loud caws, i remember it was like 5am, LIKE REALLY LOUD AND ANNOYING AND AGGRESSIVE, so loud that i could hear it through a closed window, and i eventually went outside to check it out. there was a crow on my front lawn, it had an injury on its head and couldn’t fly and there were two other crows circling right above it, and they were cawing like mad.  i tried to get close and take a better look and one of them dived super low and tried to attack me. so i went back in the house and chopped some sliced raw meat and tossed it at him from a distance. a few more times later, very soon after, they could tell i was trying to help, and did not attack me. i was “allowed” to walk up close and pick him up, he couldn’t drink water properly so i had to dip my finger in a bowl and stick it in his mouth. i did this few times a day and it went on for about a week before he disappeared, i thought he recovered and left, but he came back the next day and lands on me, and i see him around the block quite often, and he would come sit on my shoulder for a few minutes and then fly away again. i feel like i’ve adopted a son. Best birbs !! your son is Beautiful and Strong every time I see this post it has different crow stories and every time I reblog it again because all crow stories are good stories Such little cutie pies 😍 not to be cliché but crows are 100% my favorite birbs
Being Alone, Anaconda, and Beautiful: now you kno!
 Crows are quite similar to humans
 isit their aging parents many y
 after they have left the nest.
 and v
 ears
 nowyoukno.com
river-cottage-dweller:
solitarelee:

221cbakerstreet:

spookyrawr:

rassoey:

avianawareness:

aph-romania:

reallymisscoffee:

dansknapp:

stultiloquentia:

doctormemelordmd:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

Crows are scaryThey
use tools
Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
Have huge brains for birds
like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
they are scary smart at solving puzzles
some crows stay with their mates until one of them dies
they can remember faces
SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.(q) 

Yeah but have you seen this 


A colleague of my dad’s lives next to a lake, and looked out the window one morning to see a duck trapped in the ice. A crow swooped down. “Oh hell,” she thought, expecting carnage, because crows are opportunists. But the crow chipped at the ice with its beak until the duck was free.

Idk of this counts but a few crows saved me from a magpie swooping attack once ,they’re bros who can tell when magpies are being unreasonable and need to chill

I love crows so damn much. When I was fifteen, I hit a pretty serious bout of depression, to the point I was in my room for months. Well, a family of crows made a nest in a tree outside my window. There were two parents and two chicks. One chick was healthy and strong. One was weak, and had a caw like something being strained. It sounded more like a rooster crowing and so my parents jokingly named him ‘Buck’.Well… months passed and Buck’s sibling was taught to fly. His parents focused on the sibling because the sibling was strong. The father stayed behind to try and teach Buck, but I saw him try to fly, fail, and crash to the floor. His father helped him back up into the tree.
Every day, I would watch Buck from my window until one day I opened it and started talking to him. He was small and gangly and he couldn’t caw right. His feathers were all over the place and I felt a kinship. So I made a deal with him. I told him that if he could do it, if he could fly, then I could find the strength to get up. Well… near the end of the season, after talking with him every day, I finally saw him get out of the nest. He went to the edge of his branch, braced himself, and jumped… and just before he hit the ground, he soared back up into the sky. I cheered harder than I ever had before.
That winter, Buck left the area. I was crestfallen. I felt like I’d lost a friend. But I was so damn proud of him. 
Cut to the next spring? I’m walking up the driveway one day when suddenly I hear a sound… a broken caw. I look up, and Buck is sitting in a tree above my head. He stared at me and puffed his feathers, then hopped down in front of me and cawed again. I was so damn thrilled, and I told him how proud I was of him. He ruffled his feathers and then soared off into his old tree. 
That summer? I heard two broken caws. One from Buck… and one from his chick.
Cut to ten years later? We have a family of crows who all have a very distinct caw and they come here and spend every spring, summer, and fall on our property. Buck still greets me every spring.

that last reply made me wanna cry. that’s so beautiful.

Don’t forget the Russian Crow SLEDDING DOWN A ROOF not once, but twice. 

this one morning i kept hearing really loud caws, i remember it was like 5am, LIKE REALLY LOUD AND ANNOYING AND AGGRESSIVE, so loud that i could hear it through a closed window, and i eventually went outside to check it out. there was a crow on my front lawn, it had an injury on its head and couldn’t fly and there were two other crows circling right above it, and they were cawing like mad. 
i tried to get close and take a better look and one of them dived super low and tried to attack me. so i went back in the house and chopped some sliced raw meat and tossed it at him from a distance.
a few more times later, very soon after, they could tell i was trying to help, and did not attack me. i was “allowed” to walk up close and pick him up, he couldn’t drink water properly so i had to dip my finger in a bowl and stick it in his mouth.
i did this few times a day and it went on for about a week before he disappeared, i thought he recovered and left, but he came back the next day and lands on me, and i see him around the block quite often, and he would come sit on my shoulder for a few minutes and then fly away again. i feel like i’ve adopted a son.

Best birbs !!


your son is Beautiful and Strong

every time I see this post it has different crow stories and every time I reblog it again because all crow stories are good stories


Such little cutie pies 😍 not to be cliché but crows are 100% my favorite birbs

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Cars, Dad, and Fresh: ladypandacat abwatt thegreenwolf falsedetective falsedetective my grandparents have to lock their car doors when they go to sunday mass because people have been breaking in to unlocked cars and leaving entire piles of zucchini i feel like i should've added more context when i posted this. my grandparents live in a rural area where farmers and casual gardeners alike are, at this point in the year, suddenly being hit with unexpectedly abundant zucchini crops. there aren't just some random vandals leaving zucchinis in people's cars for the hell of it, this is the work of some very exasperated, probably very elderly, folks who have more zucchini than they know what to do with Yep. You can also expect to find a bag of zucchini on your porch My grandfather once found his neighbor stealing his tomatoes out of his garden at three in the morning. Red-handed, with a basket of the nearly-ripened ones. He thought he was going to find gophers or something, but no, here's Henry, taking his tomatoes. The best ones There was a long pause between thenm My grandfather (allegedly) said, "Henry... it's OK. You can take some tomatoes if you want them." Henry sighed in relief "But," my grandfather said, "you have to take two zucchini for every tomato." There was another long silence. "That's a harsh bargain, John," said Henry. "But I accept. I'll tell Joe up the street, too." My grandfather said, "Tell Joe he needs to take three." a friend of my dad's came by in the middle of the night, he seemed very nervous when my dad answered the door. he wouldn't come inside but he leaned in and whispered to my dad in spanish, "i have some fresh grapes for you." and then this happened GAME SOPRY the melon was a special bonus The zucchini bandidtos
Cars, Dad, and Fresh: ladypandacat
 abwatt
 thegreenwolf
 falsedetective
 falsedetective
 my grandparents have to lock their car doors when they
 go to sunday mass because people have been breaking in
 to unlocked cars and leaving entire piles of zucchini
 i feel like i should've added more context when i posted
 this. my grandparents live in a rural area where farmers
 and casual gardeners alike are, at this point in the year,
 suddenly being hit with unexpectedly abundant zucchini
 crops. there aren't just some random vandals leaving
 zucchinis in people's cars for the hell of it, this is the work
 of some very exasperated, probably very elderly, folks who
 have more zucchini than they know what to do with
 Yep. You can also expect to find a bag of zucchini on your
 porch
 My grandfather once found his neighbor stealing his tomatoes
 out of his garden at three in the morning. Red-handed, with a
 basket of the nearly-ripened ones. He thought he was going
 to find gophers or something, but no, here's Henry, taking his
 tomatoes. The best ones
 There was a long pause between thenm
 My grandfather (allegedly) said, "Henry... it's OK. You can take
 some tomatoes if you want them."
 Henry sighed in relief
 "But," my grandfather said, "you have to take two zucchini for
 every tomato."
 There was another long silence. "That's a harsh bargain,
 John," said Henry. "But I accept. I'll tell Joe up the street, too."
 My grandfather said, "Tell Joe he needs to take three."
 a friend of my dad's came by in the middle of the night, he
 seemed very nervous when my dad answered the door. he
 wouldn't come inside but he leaned in and whispered to my dad
 in spanish, "i have some fresh grapes for you." and then this
 happened
 GAME
 SOPRY
 the melon was a special bonus
The zucchini bandidtos

The zucchini bandidtos

Animals, New York, and School: Erica Byfield @EricaByfield4NY -Follow An autistic man say his coworkers in a NYC City Council Office tormented him. Slashing his prized stuffed animals to mock him @NBCNewYork 09 28 ANM oo AT&T LTE 11:47 ANM scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net C Magnificent @R1R2L1X Follow @EricaByfield4NY @NBCNewYork it's actually way worse than this tweet suggests NO SM Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile has been named in a $10.. View Full Caption BROOKLYN - A city councilman and his staff bullied an aide with autism with pranks such as littering his desk with decapitated stuffed animals and locking him in a basement, a $10 million lawsuit claims. DNAinfo/Nicholas Rizzi babydreamgirl: aaliyah-appollonia: anxious-strawberry: don-teriestiel: teenage-mutant-angsty-zukos: runningfromomelas: transfaabulous: so-many-miles-to-go: bitterbitchclubpresident: bellygangstaboo: Bistreich’s suit alleges that both Gentile — a Democrat who represents Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights — and his chief of staff John Mancuso targeted him because of his diagnosis and tormented him with pranks so distressing he was forced to quit his job in June 2016. Mancuso once organized a mass-decapitation of the stuffed animals Bistreich kept on his desk. Bistreich found his Teddy bears with their heads ripped off — with one mounted on a flagpole — and a stuffed toy dog had been gutted and painted red to seem bloody. The suit also claims the bullying was tolerated and encouraged by Gentile, who laughed and clapped his hands when a staff member compared Bistreich to Avonte Oquendo — the autistic boy who died after escaping his school through an unattended exit — by suggesting Bistreich “test the doors.” This is so gross! These are grown adults bullying someone like they are on an elementary school playground. I have to continue believing that for every one asshole there are at least two caring people.. Gentile told Bistreich his “ticking” had gotten worse. He said, “We know your condition, but when you twitch like that it’s unnerving to people” and asked “Can you look into upping your medication?” the lawsuit claims.(x) that is so disgusting, and highly illegal. I hope Bistreich wins the lawsuit. Did someone fix the stuffed animals for him? Does he still have them? If not, and he still has the parts, is there a way I could offer to do it?  I’m a seamstress and have done stuffed toy repair before.  He probably doesn’t have them right now, since they’re likely being used as evidence, but I’m confident he’ll get them back at some point, whereupon we can help repair them. For now, though, can we send stuffed animals his way? What kind does he prefer? Mr. Bistreich is hyperempathetic and identifies with his stuffed animals. This is important. He feels real empathy for these stuffed animals and sees himself in them. His coworkers knew this. It was soon after Mr. Bistreich disclosed his hyperempathy toward his stuffed animals that this ‘prank’ (read: abuse) occurred. It was a calculated attack intended to intimidate and traumatize. This is so sickening for me to read. I have an autistic brother who is also hyperempathic , and he’s also got a large collection of stuffed animals. He cries whenever one gets too worn to keep. Just…. Why would you do this? How could you be so cruel? This made me cry in public. We do not deserved to be treated like this. Can someone start a donation of stuffed animals for him please?? Like those people were so horrible and he deserves the world. Sigh even I first read this I cried and now again I like never ever cry but I just did and this made me grab my bear so tight I want these demons fired sued and exiled
Animals, New York, and School: Erica Byfield
 @EricaByfield4NY
 -Follow
 An autistic man say his coworkers in a NYC
 City Council Office tormented him. Slashing his
 prized stuffed animals to mock him
 @NBCNewYork

 09 28 ANM

 oo AT&T LTE
 11:47 ANM
 scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net C

 Magnificent
 @R1R2L1X
 Follow
 @EricaByfield4NY @NBCNewYork it's actually
 way worse than this tweet suggests
 NO SM
 Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile has been named in a $10..
 View Full Caption
 BROOKLYN - A city councilman and his staff
 bullied an aide with autism with pranks such as
 littering his desk with decapitated stuffed
 animals and locking him in a basement, a $10
 million lawsuit claims.
 DNAinfo/Nicholas Rizzi
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Bistreich’s suit alleges that both Gentile — a Democrat who represents Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights — and his chief of staff John Mancuso targeted him because of his diagnosis and tormented him with pranks so distressing he was forced to quit his job in June 2016.
Mancuso once organized a mass-decapitation of the stuffed animals Bistreich kept on his desk.
Bistreich found his Teddy bears with their heads ripped off — with one mounted on a flagpole — and a stuffed toy dog had been gutted and painted red to seem bloody.


The suit also claims the bullying was tolerated and encouraged by Gentile, who laughed and clapped his hands when a staff member compared Bistreich to Avonte Oquendo — the autistic boy who died after escaping his school through an unattended exit — by suggesting Bistreich “test the doors.”




This is so gross!


These are grown adults bullying someone like they are on an elementary school playground.


I have to continue believing that for every one asshole there are at least two caring people..

Gentile told Bistreich his “ticking” had gotten worse. He said, “We know your condition, but when you twitch like that it’s unnerving to people” and asked “Can you look into upping your medication?” the lawsuit claims.(x)
that is so disgusting, and highly illegal. I hope Bistreich wins the lawsuit.

Did someone fix the stuffed animals for him? Does he still have them?
If not, and he still has the parts, is there a way I could offer to do it?  I’m a seamstress and have done stuffed toy repair before. 

He probably doesn’t have them right now, since they’re likely being used as evidence, but I’m confident he’ll get them back at some point, whereupon we can help repair them.
For now, though, can we send stuffed animals his way? What kind does he prefer?

Mr. Bistreich is hyperempathetic and identifies with his stuffed animals. 
This is important. He feels real empathy for these stuffed animals and sees himself in them. 
His coworkers knew this. It was soon after Mr. Bistreich disclosed his hyperempathy toward his stuffed animals that this ‘prank’ (read: abuse) occurred. 
It was a calculated attack intended to intimidate and traumatize.


This is so sickening for me to read. I have an autistic brother who is also hyperempathic , and he’s also got a large collection of stuffed animals. He cries whenever one gets too worn to keep. 
Just…. Why would you do this? How could you be so cruel?


This made me cry in public. We do not deserved to be treated like this.


Can someone start a donation of stuffed animals for him please?? Like those people were so horrible and he deserves the world.


Sigh even I first read this I cried and now again


I like never ever cry but I just did and this made me grab my bear so tight I want these demons fired sued and exiled

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Being Alone, Beautiful, and Children: My son told me about a dead woman with blue skin, no hair, and black eyes who supposedly lived in our old follow us outside and try to get in our car but there was no room so she stood outside and watched us leave while I work with kids on the autism spectrum. One of them said: They can see us, but we can't see them." My daughter (age 3) woke me up in the middle of the night "momma, do you hear that breathingItold her that was me breathing, She said in a low voice "no momma, be very quiet and lilsten". I didn't hear anything but we slept with lights on the rest of the months early. Spent almost 3 months in the hospltal. As soon as my son and daughter in law brought her home, every now and then they would smell cigarette smole in the house and nelther of them smoked. Isabella would point to the walls whenever this would mom, known as Mimi. As soon as Isabella started talking she would ask about Mimi. 1 am not a church gaing girl!! She's4 now and still occasionally out of the blue will say she misses One night, when my daughter was 2 years old, she woke and could not get in bed and 1 took our daughter on my lap under a blanket in a chair. We were both a bit drowsy when she suddenly raised up her head and said:"Hello" towards the wall where the door was. As my heart started racing, she as if she was on the phone with She stopped when I called my husband. I jokingly asked: "What's the best way 7-year-old's response: "Tell her to be my girlfriend or she'll never see her passing me cake". I dutifully eat each "It was poison. You died." Oh, okay She then proceeded to "chop me up mix my chopped parts with some spice in a pot, and then serve the resulting Edit We have a lot of these, figured that'd be the one you guys would get the most kick out of, but we have quite I was babysitting a family friend's kid and it was just the two of us in the whispered to me: "We're not alone in My son was4 years old at the time, we and he got this really scared look on his face and said he wanted to go back inside. I asked him what was wrong and he pointed to the street (where nothing was there) and said the monster was staring at him. Seeing as how I krnow children can see things we cannot, I took that baby inside and said a prayer! My youngest daughter, who is now 25 used to wake up in middle of the night between ages 3 and 7 and tell me the beautiful angel was in her room watching over her, and that she was dressed in white with glorious white wings. She would say don't you see how beautiful she is mommy? Many years later between 18 and 22 once again the lady in white would show up, and even speal to her. There was one time L actually heard someone say, are yo alright with my own ears plain as day me, she turned around and look at me and said, why wouldn't I be okay? That's when it dawned on me our angel was asking her and I had the pleasure if and stories will I want to thank you all for your contribution children related story, either it's creepy, sacd, fun or strange, and you consider it worthy of sharing, don't forget to send it to me at Kids can say creepy things ( Part 10)
Being Alone, Beautiful, and Children: My son told me about a dead woman
 with blue skin, no hair, and black eyes
 who supposedly lived in our old
 follow us outside and try to get in our
 car but there was no room so she stood
 outside and watched us leave while
 I work with kids on the autism
 spectrum. One of them said: They can
 see us, but we can't see them."
 My daughter (age 3) woke me up in the
 middle of the night "momma, do you
 hear that breathingItold her that
 was me breathing, She said in a low
 voice "no momma, be very quiet and
 lilsten". I didn't hear anything but we
 slept with lights on the rest of the
 months early. Spent almost 3 months in
 the hospltal. As soon as my son and
 daughter in law brought her home,
 every now and then they would smell
 cigarette smole in the house and
 nelther of them smoked. Isabella would
 point to the walls whenever this would
 mom, known as Mimi. As soon as
 Isabella started talking she would ask
 about Mimi. 1 am not a church gaing
 girl!! She's4 now and still occasionally
 out of the blue will say she misses
 One night, when my daughter was 2
 years old, she woke and could not get
 in bed and 1 took our daughter on my
 lap under a blanket in a chair. We were
 both a bit drowsy when she suddenly
 raised up her head and said:"Hello"
 towards the wall where the door was.
 As my heart started racing, she
 as if she was on the phone with
 She stopped when I called my husband.
 I jokingly asked: "What's the best way
 7-year-old's response: "Tell her to be
 my girlfriend or she'll never see her
 passing me cake". I dutifully eat each
 "It was poison. You died." Oh, okay
 She then proceeded to "chop me up
 mix my chopped parts with some spice
 in a pot, and then serve the resulting
 Edit We have a lot of these, figured
 that'd be the one you guys would get
 the most kick out of, but we have quite
 I was babysitting a family friend's kid
 and it was just the two of us in the
 whispered to me: "We're not alone in
 My son was4 years old at the time, we
 and he got this really scared look on his
 face and said he wanted to go back
 inside. I asked him what was wrong and
 he pointed to the street (where nothing
 was there) and said the monster was
 staring at him. Seeing as how I krnow
 children can see things we cannot, I
 took that baby inside and said a prayer!
 My youngest daughter, who is now 25
 used to wake up in middle of the night
 between ages 3 and 7 and tell me the
 beautiful angel was in her room
 watching over her, and that she was
 dressed in white with glorious white
 wings. She would say don't you see how
 beautiful she is mommy? Many years
 later between 18 and 22 once again the
 lady in white would show up, and even
 speal to her. There was one time L
 actually heard someone say, are yo
 alright with my own ears plain as day
 me, she turned around and look at me
 and said, why wouldn't I be okay?
 That's when it dawned on me our angel
 was asking her and I had the pleasure if
 and
 stories
 will
 I want to thank you all for your contribution
 children related story, either it's creepy, sacd,
 fun or strange, and you consider it worthy
 of sharing, don't forget to send it to me at
Kids can say creepy things ( Part 10)

Kids can say creepy things ( Part 10)

Doctor, Fucking, and Money: -l Saying healthcare is a right is saying you are pro slavery. permalink embed save report give gold reply -108 points 20 days ago HI | I think you might have just said the single stupidest thing ever said on reddit.... congrats? permalink embed save parent report give gold reply 236 points 20 days ago 174 points 20 days ago If you are saying you have a right to health care you are saying you have a right to steal my money and force me to work for free to pay for it. You are saying you have the right to force the doctor and nurse to provide health care for you even against their will. You ar saying you have the right to force the hospital support staff to work to keep the hospital clean and stocked. If you say you have a right to health care you are saying you have a right to force people to work to give you things for free at gun point. permalink embed save parent report give gold reply L-l You understand how fucking moronic you sound? Doctors and nurses are all compensated in countries that have universal healthcare. I'm honestly having a hard time understanding how you could come to such a fucking stupid and wrong conclusion. permalinkembed save parent report give gold reply 320 points 20 days ago 165 points 20 days ago I am 99% sure they're just trying to copy this and have literally never taken more than 2 seconds to think about what they're saying. permalink embed save parent report give gold reply memehumor: TIL I’m pro-slavery
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 I think you might have just said the single stupidest thing ever said on reddit.... congrats?
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 174 points 20 days ago
 If you are saying you have a right to health care you are saying you have a right to steal my money and force me to work for free to
 pay for it. You are saying you have the right to force the doctor and nurse to provide health care for you even against their will. You ar
 saying you have the right to force the hospital support staff to work to keep the hospital clean and stocked.
 If you say you have a right to health care you are saying you have a right to force people to work to give you things for free at gun
 point.
 permalink embed save parent report give gold reply
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 You understand how fucking moronic you sound? Doctors and nurses are all compensated in countries that have universal
 healthcare. I'm honestly having a hard time understanding how you could come to such a fucking stupid and wrong conclusion.
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TIL I’m pro-slavery

memehumor: TIL I’m pro-slavery

Catfished, Dumb, and Fail: Okay people, history-fail story-time cindehella artyowl01 So back in the 1780's when our country was still figuring crap out and ol' George Washington was just elected president, G.W decided to send a letter to Congress along the lines of Looking forward to working with you all, this will be exciting! Congress, not wanting to slight the president and also trying to express their own enthusiasm, sent back a letter along the lines of "Glad you're excited, we are also looking forward to working with you!" Then George sends another letter back saying something like "Cool cool bros, glad you're just as excited as am, and Congress, again not wanting to be awkward or just ignore the PRESIDENT sent back ANOTHER letter saying some dumb crap that was probably along the lines of "Glad you're excited that we're excited that you're excited Democracy at its finest And while this in itself is funny, that is not even the best part. George Washington, while being powerful, was not extremely eloquent, and at this point was also aging, busy, and overall very stressed about his new position (which he did not want in the first place). So he asked his old friend James Madison, who had a much better way with words, to write the first note to Congress. Good old James Madison, wanting to oblige his friend, did just that and composed the note to Congress. Now, J-Mads was himself a member of Congress, so when the note arrived, he was in session to hear "Washington's" letter read Cngress got nervous and worried about who could possibly compose a formal and acceptable letter back to Washington. Who better than his old friend, James Madison? So Jimmy, being obliging wrote the response. When Washington received the reply, he once again asked his friend to write the response And who did Congress choose to write their final letter? That's right. ..none other than Jimmy-James-Madison himself. So James Madison, future 4th president of the United States, wrote himself 4 letters under the guise of George Washington and the first Congress of the U.S. And he was too embarrassed to admit it catfish of the millenium History story time
Catfished, Dumb, and Fail: Okay people, history-fail story-time
 cindehella
 artyowl01
 So back in the 1780's when our country was still figuring crap out and
 ol' George Washington was just elected president, G.W decided to
 send a letter to Congress along the lines of Looking forward to
 working with you all, this will be exciting! Congress, not wanting to
 slight the president and also trying to express their own enthusiasm,
 sent back a letter along the lines of "Glad you're excited, we are also
 looking forward to working with you!"
 Then George sends another letter back saying something like "Cool
 cool bros, glad you're just as excited as am, and Congress, again
 not wanting to be awkward or just ignore the PRESIDENT sent back
 ANOTHER letter saying some dumb crap that was probably along
 the lines of "Glad you're excited that we're excited that you're
 excited
 Democracy at its finest
 And while this in itself is funny, that is not even the best part.
 George Washington, while being powerful, was not extremely
 eloquent, and at this point was also aging, busy, and overall very
 stressed about his new position (which he did not want in the first
 place). So he asked his old friend James Madison, who had a much
 better way with words, to write the first note to Congress. Good old
 James Madison, wanting to oblige his friend, did just that and
 composed the note to Congress. Now, J-Mads was himself a
 member of Congress, so when the note arrived, he was in session to
 hear "Washington's" letter read
 Cngress got nervous and worried about who could possibly
 compose a formal and acceptable letter back to Washington. Who
 better than his old friend, James Madison? So Jimmy, being obliging
 wrote the response. When Washington received the reply, he once
 again asked his friend to write the response
 And who did Congress choose to write their final letter? That's
 right. ..none other than Jimmy-James-Madison himself.
 So James Madison, future 4th president of the United States, wrote
 himself 4 letters under the guise of George Washington and the first
 Congress of the U.S. And he was too embarrassed to admit it
 catfish of the millenium
History story time

History story time

Ass, Funny, and Head: thatscorpionbitch Like, 90% of infomercial style products were designed by/for disabled people, but you wouldn't know that, because there is no viable market for them. THey have to be marketted and sold to abled people just so that any money can be made of off them and so the people who actually need them will have access. I think snuggies are the one example almest everyone knows. They were invented for wheelchair users (Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a coat on and off of someone in a wheelchair? Cause it's PRETTY FUCKIN HARD.) But now everyone just acts like they're some quirky, white people thing- and not A PRODUCT DESIGNED TO MAKE PEOPLES DAY TO DAY LIVES 10000X EASIER. But if at any point you were to take your head out of your own ass and go "Hey who would a product like this benefit," that would be really cool swamp-spirit This makes informational make so much sense now Like... of course there's no reason for that guy to knock over that bowl of chips However, the person it was actually designed for has constant hand tremors that would make this pretty rad, but since we don't want to show that in a commercial, here's an able bodied guy who can't remember how gravity works. Shit. Those commercials suddenly get a lot less funny when you realize it's pretty much just people ineptly trying to mimic disability xtremecaffeine Or like the thing for the eggs? Like, oh, it cracks eggs perfectly, you only need one hand? IT WAS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO ONLY HAVE THE USE OF ONE HAND Or the juice bottle pourer? For people who're TOO LAZY TO POUR THEIR OWN JUICE? Or FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY BEARING WEIGHT IN THE HANDS silenceofthecam It's amazing how with just a few words by a few people, my whole perspective on something can shift entirely fumblingcuriosities I feel so ignorant for never having realized this before Makes a lot more sense now
Ass, Funny, and Head: thatscorpionbitch
 Like, 90% of infomercial style products were designed by/for disabled people,
 but you wouldn't know that, because there is no viable market for them. THey
 have to be marketted and sold to abled people just so that any money can be
 made of off them and so the people who actually need them will have access.
 I think snuggies are the one example almest everyone knows. They were
 invented for wheelchair users (Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a coat
 on and off of someone in a wheelchair? Cause it's PRETTY FUCKIN HARD.) But
 now everyone just acts like they're some quirky, white people thing- and not A
 PRODUCT DESIGNED TO MAKE PEOPLES DAY TO DAY LIVES 10000X
 EASIER.
 But if at any point you were to take your head out of your own ass and go "Hey
 who would a product like this benefit," that would be really cool
 swamp-spirit
 This makes informational make so much sense now
 Like... of course there's no reason for that guy to knock over that bowl of chips
 However, the person it was actually designed for has constant hand tremors
 that would make this pretty rad, but since we don't want to show that in a
 commercial, here's an able bodied guy who can't remember how gravity works.
 Shit. Those commercials suddenly get a lot less funny when you realize it's
 pretty much just people ineptly trying to mimic disability
 xtremecaffeine
 Or like the thing for the eggs? Like, oh, it cracks eggs perfectly, you only need
 one hand?
 IT WAS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO ONLY HAVE THE USE OF ONE HAND
 Or the juice bottle pourer? For people who're TOO LAZY TO POUR THEIR
 OWN JUICE? Or FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY BEARING WEIGHT IN
 THE HANDS
 silenceofthecam
 It's amazing how with just a few words by a few people, my whole perspective
 on something can shift entirely
 fumblingcuriosities
 I feel so ignorant for never having realized this before
Makes a lot more sense now

Makes a lot more sense now

Being Alone, Matlock, and Tumblr: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections. It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton, intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States, again, into a laughingstock in the world. So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure, that's just what they ought to be doing." So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while, meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and reasonable aspects to it. c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.
Being Alone, Matlock, and Tumblr: NOAM CHOMSKY: It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all, it is a joke. Half the
 world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn't just interfere in elections.
 It overthrows governments it doesn't like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in
 the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the U.S. government, under Clinton,
 intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin
 in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it's considered-it's turning the United States,
 again, into a laughingstock in the world.
 So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much
 attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable, the
 one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the
 tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious. They could escalate to a
 major terminal war. Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed. Just a couple
 of days ago, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jack Matlock, came out and
 said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by
 the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia. He said, "Sure,
 that's just what they ought to be doing."
 So, meanwhile, this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique, while,
 meanwhile, the policies are proceeding step by step, which are extremely destructive
 and harmful. So, you know, yeah, maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the
 election. That's not a major issue. Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were
 talking to the Russians. Well, OK, not a major point, certainly less than is being done
 constantly. And it is a kind of a paradox, I think, that the one issue that seems to
 inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and
 reasonable aspects to it.
c-bassmeow:

Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s  “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow.

c-bassmeow: Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession. From an interview with DemocracyNow...