Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014

rabbitranter:

crushallcookies:

snowflakeself:

"biological sex is just a social construct"

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It literally meets every qualification to be considered one, too bad. 

Biological sex is socially constructed.

Really now? The actions of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands and gonads at ages 9-13 is a social construct.

Little hint, put down the sociology book for a second and look up what puberty is for and how it happens, might blow your mind.

NO. NO. Even sociologists know and preach this you fools. Biological sex is NOT a social construct. It is real…it’s whether you have a penis and testosterone or a vagina and estrogen. It’s genetic, and can not be changed except through surgery. But even then, you either have XX chromosomes or XY (Excluding genetic disorders). Chromosomes are not a social construct, it is what it is. GENDER is a social construct, and it’s perfectly ok to have any gender you want. Gender doesn’t have to match sex at all, and most scientists would agree. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

runningrepublican:

kausaustralis:

The GOP are fillibustering equal pay saying that it will HURT women. This makes me sick. Literally sick to my stomach. Most of the people debating are MEN. If any woman reading this voted for one of these people….well…rethink your life decisions.

It will hurt women!!!

Here is a video of a woman explaining it.

Gender doesn’t change economics. 

wait that video was so good. how is it good for women’s rights to doop us into thinking we live in this society where we have no free will and men are forcing us into the lives we lead. i know for a fact i’m intelligent enough to be an engineer or scientist, but i chose communications. that choice didn’t happen because of men, it happened because i am my own person. women have equal pay under the law, literally. anything further than that is personal choice.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

why did i watch this whilst pmsing?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

runningrepublican:

smeagolden:

runningrepublican:

smeagolden:

ecnu:

imagine if Hillary’s 2016 campaign slogan was just

"It’s Time"

how fucking powerful would that be

HILLARY CLINTON 2016

Why would she be a good choice?

She has the experience, the know-how, and much of her political stances both socially and economically align with my own views. 

Experience in what. Know-how on what. What are those political, social and economic stances? 

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Accepted to the RNC Eisenhower Internship Program!

Now all that’s left is to talk to the production manager to guarantee my placement!

work2440 asked: With all due respect I dont think anyone missed the point, but there's another point, which is NO ONE likes it. Barney and Robin were "meant to be" as well they spent all of this season setting up a marriage just to end it in divorce. That has nothing to do with the mother, on top of that HIS character development is thrown out the window and he goes back to womanizing. And there are several characters added with no name or background. The mother was only ever there as a distraction....

….(sorry not done, character count). The show spent 8 seasons, and needed an extra just to “meet the mother” and for what? To kill her off, and this whole “life is messy” thing just seems like a copout to me because they were planning on him being with Robin from the start. If they wanted to end it this way they should’ve just avoided calling her “Aunt Robin.” I would’ve much preferred to pm you but I didn’t see it on your page. The death was unnecessary, her life was already a mess and so…….was Ted’s. We really don’t need a jacked up ending, Finale’s are supposed to leave fans feeling satisfied not like they’ve just been swindled. Is a happy ending a bad way to end a series? Where they’re all still friends and he’s married to the love his life who doesn’t die? I think that’s all the majority of the fans wanted and that’s not what we ended up with. We were just force fed a sob story and then expected to buy a bunch of other bs as well on top of it. Sorry for the long winded ask.

Ok, you also missed the point my friend. The point of the story was you couldn’t just skip to the end where Ted and Robin are together. They both had to live their lives first-Ted had to be with his soul mate. The ending was a demonstration of how people cope with grief and hard times, and how happy endings just don’t happen. 

Everyone needs to stop throwing around the term character development like they know what it means. Barney’s character development was the most important thing, and the writers let you know when he said “if I couldn’t settle down for Robin, I couldn’t settle down for anyone” Barney was fucked up…he had the whole womanizing life, only to settle down and have it not work out, which wasn’t even his fault. So he continued to spiral down, and that’s where he got to the point where he was. His marriage to Robin was important to all this.  

Finales aren’t SUPPOSED to do anything. I literally have a production textbook that says: everyone thinks they know how to write and produce tv. But if everyone really did we would have no need for producers and writers. The writers ended the show in a realistic way that people aren’t handling, because it confronts you with truths you don’t necessarily see on TV, that endings aren’t happy. I think the writers did their job there.

Monday, March 31, 2014

MY GOD EVERYONE SHUT THE HELL UP

You all are totally missing the point. Yes the whole last season was weird and yes it was dumb to have a whole season be one weekend and the last episode be 16 years BUT their ending was actually perfect. FIRST off life is messy, and doesn’t end up where it’s supposed to. Barney and Robin were never going to work just get over yourselves. This is shown by the fact that the only person Barney would ever settle down with was his own daughter. Moving on, Lily and Marshall obviously ended perfectly and happy because they’re basically the happy character devices that make us feel warm and fuzzy about life. Then there’s Ted. Ted and Robin. The love of Ted’s life is the mother. That’s his soul mate. He will never stop loving her. But, because life is a god damn mess, she dies. Much like her own boyfriend died might I add. Another nice little plot device. And again because life is messy the person you end up with and grow old with might not be your soulmate, or one love. The ending did not negate 9 years of character development-it solidified it. (You don’t sit on your deathbed and say, woop, I’m dying, there goes 86 wasted years of character development) Ted and Robin needed to have the lives they always wanted before ending up together. Robin went traveling and didn’t settle down. And Ted had a family and a house in the suburbs and his perfect woman. Only after all that could they finally end up together. It’s actually kind of poetic in a way. Ted and Robin weren’t soul mates, but they were always meant to be. Life-and the past nine seasons- just had to happen first. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

happy opening night les miz! 3.23.14

happy opening night les miz! 3.23.14

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