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Civilization IV Theme - Baba Yetu - Peter Hollens & Malukah

The Our Father in Swahili. Also was apparently used as the theme song of Civilization IV, which is why Peter & Malukah are doing it. Excellent cover regardless. :)

poorrichardsnews:

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With the shooting death of Michael Brown, the subject of race has been a hot topic in America lately. We hear daily about “white privilege” and how racist white Americans are. But a few stories recently paint a slightly different picture of racism. Yes, racism exists, but not always in the…

deiriesart:

It’s finally done! Took me way too long to finish…
This is my Lord of the Rings Online character, Aearivor. He’s a badass Rune-keeper. 

deiriesart:

It’s finally done! Took me way too long to finish…

This is my Lord of the Rings Online character, Aearivor. He’s a badass Rune-keeper. 

patrickat:


kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.


I laughed much too hard at this. XD

patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.

I laughed much too hard at this. XD

sad-butsassy:

littleshitttt:

maraudinq:

I thought this was going to be funny but it got really sad really fast

this hurt

my heart hurts

You know, there’s a country song for this…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ULNxbDDdY

sad-butsassy:

littleshitttt:

maraudinq:

I thought this was going to be funny but it got really sad really fast

this hurt

my heart hurts

You know, there’s a country song for this…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ULNxbDDdY

poorrichardsnews:

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Here we go. CNN is conflicting yesterday’s reports that Officer Darren Wilson suffered an eye socket fracture before shooting and killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

Here’s the report from CNN:

This is Don Lemon on CNN (who, by the way, doesn’t know what an automatic weapon…

poorrichardsnews:

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I love this story because it’s thankfully not the kind of police-related story we so often report on around here. This isn’t a story about abuse of power or brutality; it’s a story about compassion and going above and beyond the call of duty.

This is what a good cop looks like.

Here’s the…

coelasquid:

girlgrowingsmall:

beastlyart:

boosket:

ask-bloody-fundanny:

roughkiss:

spookytheford:

did-you-kno:

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Oh god thank fucking christ.

I usually don’t reblog these, but I feel like some of my followers could probably use the reassurance. I definitely have these kinds of thoughts sometimes.

so i’m not crazy for randomly thinking such thoughts? what a relief!

Edgar Allan Poe had a name for it too: The Imp of the Perverse. he compared the impulses to a demon that urges people to do the wrong thing simply because it can be done

The compulsion to jump from high places is called “l’appel du vide" in French. The call of the void. I think it’s specific to that one instance, but I think it’s a cool phrase for this phenomenon in general.
I think about this with random sharp objects laying around, too. “What if I just jammed this into my eye or throat right now? … oh god WHAT.” Just… fucking christ, brain. Don’t.

Reblogging this again because most people don’t/never know how normal these thoughts are, and that can be a major source of stress. It’s okay. You’re okay. Just, you know, don’t follow through on that shit.

Sometimes I wonder if the occasional vivid images in my head of myself falling into traffic or tripping and knocking my teeth out or dropping expensive, precious things are points where I failed the mission and had to respawn and start over.

Reblogging for that last comment.

coelasquid:

girlgrowingsmall:

beastlyart:

boosket:

ask-bloody-fundanny:

roughkiss:

spookytheford:

did-you-kno:

Source

Oh god thank fucking christ.

I usually don’t reblog these, but I feel like some of my followers could probably use the reassurance. I definitely have these kinds of thoughts sometimes.

so i’m not crazy for randomly thinking such thoughts? what a relief!

Edgar Allan Poe had a name for it too: The Imp of the Perverse. he compared the impulses to a demon that urges people to do the wrong thing simply because it can be done

The compulsion to jump from high places is called “l’appel du vide" in French. The call of the void. I think it’s specific to that one instance, but I think it’s a cool phrase for this phenomenon in general.

I think about this with random sharp objects laying around, too. “What if I just jammed this into my eye or throat right now? … oh god WHAT.” Just… fucking christ, brain. Don’t.

Reblogging this again because most people don’t/never know how normal these thoughts are, and that can be a major source of stress. It’s okay. You’re okay. Just, you know, don’t follow through on that shit.

Sometimes I wonder if the occasional vivid images in my head of myself falling into traffic or tripping and knocking my teeth out or dropping expensive, precious things are points where I failed the mission and had to respawn and start over.

Reblogging for that last comment.

poorrichardsnews:

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Putin has ramped up his incursion into Ukraine, sending hundreds of trucks across the border. Ukraine is calling it a “direct invasion.”

from BBC:

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of a “flagrant violation of international law” after Russian humanitarian aid lorries…

satumitsumi:

nergal-junior:

(To Westboro Baptist Church)

"If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life," Hills said on his UK television program "The Last Leg," "how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert?"

Hills then took his suggestion a step further by making a generous offer. “I will personally pay for every member of the Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now. I’ll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset.”

GUYS

THEY ACCEPTED

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Please, no. Why is the British man flying our crazies into a warzone? We’re just gonna have to rescue their stupid butts when they get kidnapped or stuck in a siege. And they hate OUR military, too, so rescuing them will be even more of a hardship than usual.

Seriously, it was funny, but he’d better not actually do it. We need neither the headache nor the hit to Iraqi-American relations that would inevitably result.

ohmygeekblog:

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

flockofflamingos:

Old Spice ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

everyone go home this is the best one.

Also apparently they’ve reached over $50 MILLION IN DONATIONS this is freaking amazing ;___;

WHY IS HE SO PERFECT.
MOTHER OF PEARL.

Yup. This one wins.

XD

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

This the same unarmed black kid who outweighed the cop he was facing by a lot, gave the cop a sever enough beating that continued use of one of the man’s eyes is actually in question right now, and also went for the cop’s gun as he was laying said beating on him? Or is this something else?

micdotcom:

55 Twitter photos from space that will fill you with ethereal wonder

Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.

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Wow. Those are amazing.

ausonia:

Women of the PKK fighting against ISIS

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ausonia:

Women of the PKK fighting against ISIS

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moochiethinks:

downeyjred:

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Tina … you wanna chat about how ObamaCare has become a nightmare here in California? Let’s chat. ‘Cos I have actual, real facts to support my opinion that the law is shit. Abject shit.

Yeah, let’s chat, Tina. I work in medical billing so I know from actual, real-life experience. I hear it from patients every single stinking day how they hate their coverage on ObamaCare because 1) they couldn’t keep their doctor, 2) it doesn’t pay for what their previous, comparable coverage did, & 3) it’s a crap ton more out of pocket than they were told it was going to be & exceeds what their previous, comparable coverage cost. I hear the anger & frustration in their voices when I speak to them on the phone to explain their bill because things aren’t what they expected based on the information on the Covered California website. I see it in their faces when they come in, wondering why they pay all this money each month & STILL get a bill, they’re frustrated they have to pay MORE for care than they did before on their previous (supposedly) comparative coverage. I hear the frustration in a co-worker’s voice when she has to call a long-time patient who has just switched to ObamaCare & tell them we can’t see them anymore because we don’t take that specific plan - when the ObamaCare website says specifically that we do!

See, the state of California FUBAR’d bigtime & listed physicians who never contracted with ObamaCare plans, & never had the intention of doing so, on the Covered California website the said “Oops! Our bad!” when patient had already signed up. Honestly, IMO, it was intentional because they realized very few physicians wanted to contract with government-run healthcare. Frankly, I don’t blame them; Medicare & Medicaid (MediCal in California) pay, on average, 30% less for any given service than it costs to render that service. So, as soon as a Medicare or Medical patient walks through the doors, that physician looses 30% right off the top. (Private insurance carriers were left to pick up the difference by paying significantly more to make things balance out.) Can you blame physicians for not trusting ObamaCare? I can’t. I see the numbers. I know that a doctor’s office can’t survive solely on what it would take in from government-run healthcare. So far, ObamaCare doesn’t look to be much different.

News flash: People are already defaulting on their ObamaCare premiums in droves! I get reports every 2 weeks showing the volume of patients - & it’s significant - who will now have to be self pay if we see them because they haven’t paid their premiums because the cost exceeded what they thought it was going to be. They’d rather pay the tax penalty. It’s cheaper! So people who tried to sign up for ObamaCare now are uninsured! Wow. Irony much?

These are not old people, Tina. They’re in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s … the people ObamaCare was, you know, designed for. The old people you so quaintly referring to are already on Medicare. If you knew your facts, you’d know that. These people are not stupid racists who cain’t work no interwebz. These are business owners, the self-employed, entrepreneurs … kinda like you, Tina, in a way. Kinda like you.

As for race … yeah, you’re wrong again. Whites are actually enrolling in Covered California in greater numbers than minorities, those who, we were told, were the very ones who needed such coverage the most. So whites, it turns out, aren’t a-skeert of that ol’ interwebz like you think they are, Tina. Oops!

So, you can spit out your cutesy, glib one-liners, preaching to the choir sitting in the seats in front of you … & I’ll keep my real-world facts. Thanks.

How’s that sound?