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A Friday cartoon by William Haefeli. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1ipFrV2

newyorker:

A Friday cartoon by William Haefeli. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1ipFrV2

(Source: newyorker.com, via npr)

1 week ago
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adamnrayofsunshine:

Here’s a fun exercise: swap out the term “political correctness” for “empathy.”

Empathy is a form of censorship.”

Empathy is ruining this country.”

"I don’t care about being empathetic.”

Reeeeeeally puts a different spin on things.

(via sorayachemaly)

1 week ago
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In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)

As the article points out, this is before you take into consideration the cost of living, transportation, health care, or any other costs.

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2 weeks ago
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mentakingup2muchspaceonthetrain:

On the London to Cambridge train.

Every morning

mentakingup2muchspaceonthetrain:

On the London to Cambridge train.

Every morning

3 weeks ago
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gagasm:

oh-so-pathos:

Fangirl Challenge: Favorite Actresses {6/10}

———► Dame Maggie Smith

My queen.

As I scrolled through this I was sooo scared it was gonna say RIP at the bottom. My heart started to beat faster and faster. Thank goodness

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3 weeks ago
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the-real-goddamazon:

fempunkandkittens:

kate-wisehart:

robomattic:

timelady-of-221b:

thelaughteraddict:

deductionwiththedoctor:

gallifrey-feels:

echoingdaydreams:

dandeleijons:

mrdecomposition:

i-wanted-to-rp-so-i:

wholocked-me-in-my-mindpalace:

improbablenormality:

johnisnothisdate:

catatonicconundrum:

adolfi:

Hitler flirting with Eva Braun.

I don’t know how this makes me feel

It makes me feel very uncomfortable

You know what’s so uncomfortable about this? It shows that perhaps one of the most evil men in history, was a human being. That, on occasion, he could be nice, even flirty. That’s not all. You want to see evil people as evil, screaming horrible stuff over a desk with 20 microphones with 20, 000 people saluting them. The evil is clear and recognizable then. This shows a completely different image, it scares you because that means that evil isn’t a stereotype, that evil is not recognizable, that evil could be anyone. It scares you because this shows that could be lurking inside anyone and you’ll never ever know. Maybe in you? 

i reblogged this literally like 2 minutes ago, but i want this version because of that comment ^

That comment is one of my favorite post commentaries, because it’s completely right. People aren’t inherently evil. Like good, it’s a role they grow and live into. We have just as much potential to destroy as this man exhibited. And it’s a very eye opening experience to realize that.

does anyone even remember that one time hitler attended that luncheon between world leaders, some guests of which even included china’s socialist leader as well as Stalin. And then when they were ordering, everyone was gladly ordering impressive dishes one after the other, but Hitler placed an order for barley tea and a pheasant (considered a peasant’s meal by standard). When he was questioned as to why he would order something like this in something as grand as a world leader’s congress, he replied,

“I don’t smoke when my people cannot smoke, and I cannot eat when my people are going hungry.”

He wasn’t evil for its own sake, let’s try to remember that despite the countless murders, but for a moment, he did actually believe he was doing something for the good of his countrymen.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

No, he’s right. Hitler, though extremely wrong in his views, did everything for what he thought would better the lives of his people. It was wrong. It was disgustingly, horribly wrong. But he did not do it because it was evil and he was evil. He did it because he believed it would help Germany and those who needed a better life. Those who don’t understand or even try to understand the human brain will always label men like him as ‘evil’ because it is easier to accept. But he wasn’t ‘evil.’ He felt love and loyalty and responsibilities. He simply took these aspects and morphed them into a twisted, violent thing. 

Tumblr is probably the only place we could have this conversation and not be lynched.

dang son

“Every villain is a hero in his own mind.”


― Tom Hiddleston

This post speaks to an ultimate truth. Everyone believes that they’re right in what they do, and that they’re doing good. If someone knew that what they were doing was wrong, they wouldn’t do it.

No one on this post is defending him, what he did was beyond unspeakable, but we realize that he thought he was doing the right thing, however perverted and horrible it was.

I’ve learned more in this post than in my entire World History class 

I think the important thing to take from this is not that we should empathize with Hitler (we probably shouldn’t; he did terrible things and no amount of humanity will make that okay) but that Hitler was not some unhuman Big Bad; he was human just like us, which means we all need to be vigilant to make sure that we do not become the next monster that people talk about in fifty years.

I am really not understanding how the fuck you people jumped so fast on this goddamn crazy train.

SOME OF YOU are right - we need more “humanizing” images of Hitler because we can never forget that he wasn’t a cartoon villain in a Disney movie. He was a real person, a complicated person like any of us, and to think of him otherwise lets us put our guard down against future monsters.

But the idea that Hitler “thought he was doing the best thing for his country” is BULLSHIT and worse, it’s DANGEROUS BULLSHIT. He took a group of people who had previously been extremely well assimilated into German society, who considered themselves as German as their “Aryan” neighbors, and wholesale murdered them in the most brutal fashions possible. Millions of men, women and children were viciously stamped off the earth because of his racism.

Hitler was not “trying to do best for his countrymen”. Jewish Germans WERE his countrymen and your othering of them is making me INCREDIBLY uncomfortable. Jewish Germans were highly assimilated into German society; when diaries and letters of victims are read, their de-assimilation and sudden push into a Jewish-only community by their fellow Germans was the most hurtful part of the pre-Holocaust Third Reich.

He purposefully annexed countries and drove eastward in a violent, brutal, murderous campaign to gain more land for “aryan” Germans because he believed it was their right to have whatever they wanted and enslave or murder “lesser” peoples. He wanted land and power and to create an empire that would rule all of Europe and even extend into Asia. He was NOT “trying to do best for his country”. He was a violently racist anti-Semite WHO ALSO WAS A COMPLEX PERSON WITH THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS WHO OCCASIONALLY COULD BE NICE TO SOME PEOPLE. That is the ONLY appropriate take-away from this post.

Go read a history book you ignorant fucks.

Not to mention he knowingly seized his power during a time when Germany was still recovering from the beating they took in WW-I.

At the time of his rise to power, the German people were still war-weary and in need of someone to empower them. And what better way to empower them to find an outlet for their frustration and anger than to demonize an entire PEOPLE? The Jewish Germans were near at hand and thus an easy scapegoat for Hitler’s plans.

He was an evil, vile human being and if you’re an apologist for him go straight to the deepest circle of hell. Do not pass go. Do not collect shit.

Do not collect shit

(Source: axishistory)

3 weeks ago
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If ‘Pineapple Express’ had been about two girls, they wouldn’t have made it. And if I were a woman, I wouldn’t have a career.
Seth Rogen acknowledging sexism in Hollywood (via hayiey)

(Source: newyorker.com, via fuckyeahwomenprotesting)

3 weeks ago
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theatlantic:

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student’s annual tuition is equivalent to 991 hours behind the counter.  
Read more. [Image: Columbia Pictures]

theatlantic:

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student’s annual tuition is equivalent to 991 hours behind the counter.  

Read more. [Image: Columbia Pictures]

2 weeks ago
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Emma Thompson warmly thanking her husband while accepting the Empire best actress award (x)

(Source: damethompson, via acceber74)

2 weeks ago
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redsuns-n-orangemoons:

maraschino-virgin:

fitzjerold:

oldmannick:

lazylunatic:
vodkapussy
:

peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) lung heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

saw this in the national geographic best 100, this was my favourite

Will never not reblog, it looks like a battlefield in some way to me.

This picture is inspiring

This is a great picture, but I’d be even better if it were with the patient. Because that’s not the recipient of the transplant on the operating table, that’s the donor. You can tell he’s dead, plus you wouldn’t have a newly operated on patient still on the operation room table, and the table would be bigger.

why would organ removal ever take 23 hours though? there’s no way that’s the donor. 

that is the patient. it doesn’t take 23 hours to harvest the organs and they wouldn’t even be viable after 23 hours.

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

maraschino-virgin:

fitzjerold:

oldmannick:

lazylunatic:

vodkapussy
:

peterfromtexas:

Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) lung heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner

saw this in the national geographic best 100, this was my favourite

Will never not reblog, it looks like a battlefield in some way to me.

This picture is inspiring

This is a great picture, but I’d be even better if it were with the patient. Because that’s not the recipient of the transplant on the operating table, that’s the donor. You can tell he’s dead, plus you wouldn’t have a newly operated on patient still on the operation room table, and the table would be bigger.

why would organ removal ever take 23 hours though? there’s no way that’s the donor. 

that is the patient. it doesn’t take 23 hours to harvest the organs and they wouldn’t even be viable after 23 hours.

(Source: best-of-imgur)

3 weeks ago
426,583 notes

the-real-goddamazon:

fempunkandkittens:

kate-wisehart:

robomattic:

timelady-of-221b:

thelaughteraddict:

deductionwiththedoctor:

gallifrey-feels:

echoingdaydreams:

dandeleijons:

mrdecomposition:

i-wanted-to-rp-so-i:

wholocked-me-in-my-mindpalace:

improbablenormality:

johnisnothisdate:

catatonicconundrum:

adolfi:

Hitler flirting with Eva Braun.

I don’t know how this makes me feel

It makes me feel very uncomfortable

You know what’s so uncomfortable about this? It shows that perhaps one of the most evil men in history, was a human being. That, on occasion, he could be nice, even flirty. That’s not all. You want to see evil people as evil, screaming horrible stuff over a desk with 20 microphones with 20, 000 people saluting them. The evil is clear and recognizable then. This shows a completely different image, it scares you because that means that evil isn’t a stereotype, that evil is not recognizable, that evil could be anyone. It scares you because this shows that could be lurking inside anyone and you’ll never ever know. Maybe in you? 

i reblogged this literally like 2 minutes ago, but i want this version because of that comment ^

That comment is one of my favorite post commentaries, because it’s completely right. People aren’t inherently evil. Like good, it’s a role they grow and live into. We have just as much potential to destroy as this man exhibited. And it’s a very eye opening experience to realize that.

does anyone even remember that one time hitler attended that luncheon between world leaders, some guests of which even included china’s socialist leader as well as Stalin. And then when they were ordering, everyone was gladly ordering impressive dishes one after the other, but Hitler placed an order for barley tea and a pheasant (considered a peasant’s meal by standard). When he was questioned as to why he would order something like this in something as grand as a world leader’s congress, he replied,

“I don’t smoke when my people cannot smoke, and I cannot eat when my people are going hungry.”

He wasn’t evil for its own sake, let’s try to remember that despite the countless murders, but for a moment, he did actually believe he was doing something for the good of his countrymen.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

No, he’s right. Hitler, though extremely wrong in his views, did everything for what he thought would better the lives of his people. It was wrong. It was disgustingly, horribly wrong. But he did not do it because it was evil and he was evil. He did it because he believed it would help Germany and those who needed a better life. Those who don’t understand or even try to understand the human brain will always label men like him as ‘evil’ because it is easier to accept. But he wasn’t ‘evil.’ He felt love and loyalty and responsibilities. He simply took these aspects and morphed them into a twisted, violent thing. 

Tumblr is probably the only place we could have this conversation and not be lynched.

dang son

“Every villain is a hero in his own mind.”


― Tom Hiddleston

This post speaks to an ultimate truth. Everyone believes that they’re right in what they do, and that they’re doing good. If someone knew that what they were doing was wrong, they wouldn’t do it.

No one on this post is defending him, what he did was beyond unspeakable, but we realize that he thought he was doing the right thing, however perverted and horrible it was.

I’ve learned more in this post than in my entire World History class 

I think the important thing to take from this is not that we should empathize with Hitler (we probably shouldn’t; he did terrible things and no amount of humanity will make that okay) but that Hitler was not some unhuman Big Bad; he was human just like us, which means we all need to be vigilant to make sure that we do not become the next monster that people talk about in fifty years.

I am really not understanding how the fuck you people jumped so fast on this goddamn crazy train.

SOME OF YOU are right - we need more “humanizing” images of Hitler because we can never forget that he wasn’t a cartoon villain in a Disney movie. He was a real person, a complicated person like any of us, and to think of him otherwise lets us put our guard down against future monsters.

But the idea that Hitler “thought he was doing the best thing for his country” is BULLSHIT and worse, it’s DANGEROUS BULLSHIT. He took a group of people who had previously been extremely well assimilated into German society, who considered themselves as German as their “Aryan” neighbors, and wholesale murdered them in the most brutal fashions possible. Millions of men, women and children were viciously stamped off the earth because of his racism.

Hitler was not “trying to do best for his countrymen”. Jewish Germans WERE his countrymen and your othering of them is making me INCREDIBLY uncomfortable. Jewish Germans were highly assimilated into German society; when diaries and letters of victims are read, their de-assimilation and sudden push into a Jewish-only community by their fellow Germans was the most hurtful part of the pre-Holocaust Third Reich.

He purposefully annexed countries and drove eastward in a violent, brutal, murderous campaign to gain more land for “aryan” Germans because he believed it was their right to have whatever they wanted and enslave or murder “lesser” peoples. He wanted land and power and to create an empire that would rule all of Europe and even extend into Asia. He was NOT “trying to do best for his country”. He was a violently racist anti-Semite WHO ALSO WAS A COMPLEX PERSON WITH THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS WHO OCCASIONALLY COULD BE NICE TO SOME PEOPLE. That is the ONLY appropriate take-away from this post.

Go read a history book you ignorant fucks.

Not to mention he knowingly seized his power during a time when Germany was still recovering from the beating they took in WW-I.

At the time of his rise to power, the German people were still war-weary and in need of someone to empower them. And what better way to empower them to find an outlet for their frustration and anger than to demonize an entire PEOPLE? The Jewish Germans were near at hand and thus an easy scapegoat for Hitler’s plans.

He was an evil, vile human being and if you’re an apologist for him go straight to the deepest circle of hell. Do not pass go. Do not collect shit.

(Source: axishistory)

3 weeks ago
665,541 notes