timomcd

Balls.

quoms:

railroadsoftware:

American conservative politics is in a weird place where they say that they’re critical of big government but they also do not tolerate any criticism of military or police

the government is only big when it gives you free stuff, like medicine or a house. those things are bad and unacceptable

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coolthingsswd:

Ode to Apollo 11 and the joy of discovery

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snowness:

View from the top of the Culver City stairs. I ran 3 miles there, went up the stairs, pulled out my phone to take this photo and immediately dropped it and broke the screen, snapped this photo and ran down this hill and 3 miles back to home. It was a good time besides the whole broke my phone part.

While toy libraries target younger children, libraries that offer video games draw teens. A librarian at the Houston Public Library tells NPR that offering game consoles and iPads “results in a 15% to 20% increase in the circulation of books.” The games themselves also seem to help struggling readers, with some reading text in video game format “that was up to eight grades above their reading level,” says Constance Steinkuehler, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin.
Having gaming available at libraries has other advantages as well. It gives lower-income youth the chance to play games they may not be able to afford; offers teenagers a safe place; and helps teens understand that the library is a place where they can belong.

myartblogbitch:

EVERYONE WHO REBLOGS THIS POST BY AUGUST 20TH WILL GET A PIECE OF ART IN THERE INBOX BASED ON THEIR BLOG

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thebowspring:

Leave It To Jon Stewart To Perfectly Sum Up What’s Going On In Gaza And Israel

"These are not two equal sides: occupier and occupied" - Rafeef Ziadah

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By now, the cycle is familiar. One morning the news will light up with reports of a lone gunman wreaking havoc in a public place or a loved one’s home. For days, left-wing politicians and grieving families will plead for common sense gun control legislation, even as conservatives and NRA reps make their usual “gun’s don’t kill people, people do” stump speeches. And then, as quickly as the tragedy entered the public consciousness, it falls off the radar, forgotten until the next mass shooting occurs. According to a new interactive report from Everytown for Gun Safety, Americans have experienced about two mass shootings (involving four or more deaths) each month since January 2009. The report, which relies on FBI data and media reports from the last four years, exposes alarming trends in US gun violence. Here are some of the most striking statistics: 42% of mass shooters possessed their guns illegally because they were felons, domestic abusers, or were otherwise prohibited under federal law from having guns.

boyfriendhook:

In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]

OMFG BEST MISTAKE EVER

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theinnkeeperlibrarian:

“Library usage has increased across the country for a variety of reasons, librarians say, including the recession, the availability of new technology and because libraries have been reimagining themselves — a necessity for staying relevant as municipal budgets are slashed and e-books are on the rise. Among the more innovative is the Chicago Public Library, which offers a free Maker Lab, with access to 3-D printers, laser cutters and milling machines. The Lopez Island Library in Washington State offers musical instruments for checkout. In upstate New York, the Library Farm in Cicero, part of the Northern Onondaga Public Library, lends out plots of land on which patrons can learn organic growing practices. Along with their new offerings, libraries are presenting a dramatically more open face to the outside world, using lots of glass, providing comfortable seating, as much for collaborative work as solitary pursuits, and allowing food and drink.”

Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond - NYTimes.com (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

OH by the @codeforamerica Rhode Island team: “Libraries used to be grocery stores but now they are becoming kitchens.” Brilliant!

taliabobalia:

jusky:


We will rock you!

This made me hear something with my eyes instead of my ears.

that’s the power of queen, my friend.

taliabobalia:

jusky:

We will rock you!

This made me hear something with my eyes instead of my ears.

that’s the power of queen, my friend.

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