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Anaconda, Ass, and Bad: 100%-12:12 did-you-kno did you know? On the Pottermore website, J.K. Rowling explains how wizards poop. There's an excerpt about the Chamber of Secrets that says wizards didn't need toilets because they 'simply relieved themselves where they stood and vanished the evidence. On the Pottermore website, J.K. Rowling explains how wizards poop. There's an excerpt about the Chamber of Secrets that says wizards didn't need toilets because they 'simply relieved themselves where they stood, and vanished the evidence. Source Source 2 i fucking hate jk rowling so much because years and years after this franchise has ended she is still continuing trying to make it bad to the point where she said that every character in harry potter canonically shits themselves and then casts a shit vanishing spell zahnegott fuck this is b a d mutant-aesthetic This reminds me of the huffepuff group masturbation tweets The what? Turtie Feinstein 09 dan JK Rowling Does Hogwarts have sex ed classes? J.K. Rowling rowing Follo MoaningTurtle Unfortunately no. Wizards tend to be a little more conservative with such things (1/3) 4、 다2,835 ★6222 J.K. Rowling Follo MoaningTurtie Of course, like all teens, they eventually figure things out and experiment with their sexuality (2/3) J.K. Rowling Folow MoaningTurtle For example, group masturbation sessions are exceedingly common in the Hogwarts dormitories, particularly Hufflepuff C3/3) 1,833 4,82 Just imagine you're taking a test for potions with Snape and the guy sitting next to you just fucking shits himself the nastiest slimiest shit of his life out of stress. And you literally have to sit there with a straight face while fuckin Todd Jinglelangles cleans himself up in the dead quiet room with some stupid ass line like "vanish me poopum" and you just gotta live with the knowledge that some kid just shit himself beside you duringa fucking test urulokid how do you delete someone elses post crylie I am in tears Joe what the fuck did you make me read This gotta be fake They literally have bathrooms in Hogwarts like theyre pretty important to the plot too did jk just forget about that? The bathroom where mystle lives (she literally dives into a toilet)? The prefects bathroom? How can she claim theres no bathrooms??? this post gave me mesothelioma and I feel entitled to compensation thebibliosphere lpot to "vanish me poopum" and lost my mind. I've been cry laughing for about five minutes. Source: didyouknowblog.com 205,228 notes fecesious disapperius
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Anaconda, Animals, and Children: This is his Jokers first day on the job, and he's being such a good bay. Donald W. Cook is a Los Angeles attorney with decades of experience bringing lawsuits over police dog bites- and mostly losing. He blames what he calls "The Rin Tin Tin Effect"-ures think of poice dogs as nobe, and have trouble vaualzing how violant thay can be during an anst Policel use terms like 'apprehend' and restrain,' to try to portray it as a very antisaptic event," Cook says. "But you look at the video and the dog s chewing away on his leg and mutilating him Cook says the proliferation of smart phones and body cameras is capturing a reality that used to be lost on juries. "If it's a good video," he says, "it makes a case much easier to prevail on The new generation of videos is capturing scenes of K9 anrests that ar bloodier and more violent than imagined by the public. An NPR examination of police videos shows some officers using biting dogs against people who show minimal threat to officers, and a degree of violence that would be unacceptable it inflicted directly by the officers In fact, in many videos, the release of a dog appears to escalate the violence of an arrest You just look at the dog as the source of pain and you do everything you can to addiress that pain," says Seth Stoughton. He's a former police officer, now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina who studies police use of force. Those shouted commands- you'll deal with that later, when the pain stops. And yet suspects who kick and try to shake the dog off are often accused of resisting arrest. NPR (November 20, 2017 i don't care what this dog in particular is being trained to do. furthering the idea that police dogs are somehow cute or good directly contributes to injustice and the perceived acceptability of police violence My aunt rescues and rehabilitates geman shepherds, and the vast majority are failad police dogs. The rehab process for these dogs is intense. They are trained to be hyper vigilant and to resort to violence. They are aften is worse condition than formerly abused animals I spent a summer training one of these balls of anxioty. She was too fast and strong for my aunt to train her, so l did it. The biggest hurdle was getting her out of the mindset that biting someone gets her a treat. I had to let her bite my arm, forcible breek the hold, and kennel her all without giving her a response because these dogs are trained to equate someone screaming at them as Go Time. By letting her attack me and showing her that I was stronger than her and then not allowing her to play with the other dogs was what finally got her to stop attacking whenever she heard a loud nolse or was surprised or just felt like it She still had to be homed in a gun-free, pet-free, child-free home because of the sheer anxiety she was bred for. These dogs are not cute, they are horribly esbiengender My mom did the exact opposite of what the person above is talking about, she was involved in training the dogs not to restrain themselves when attacking. She was 18-21 and they had her wear this thick glove and then provoke the dogs onto biting her anm. She sald thay didn't naturally want to be very aggressive tawards a 100 pound, 83" girl, which is the size my mother was at the time. She has scars on her arm from getting time to bite so hard it broke the protective gloves I remember thinking that was cool as a kid. Now I just find it hoifying that they were teaching dogs to use brutal force against... children. My mother may have been a young adult at the time but most people are 100 pounds and 53* as teenagers, not adults What are short, skinny teens even doing that warrants the use of dogs? Can a grown man with a gun really not subdue someone that size on their own?7 It's animal abuse used to further police brutality Yeah. This pup isn't cute, it's being trained to by exceptionally dangerous. If he fails (and chances are he will he will be in for a very kong recovery. If he passes then when he gets older and can no longer work, they will merely outhanize him since rehablitating him at ton will be too much work These dogs are exceedingly dangerous, suiffered years of abuse at the hands of their handlers and trainers, and are quite simply not 'adorable', oven 'on their first day' secing as we know what abuses they are in for. Thay're trained to do as much damage as possible, even against peaple who are no threat to begin with. And if the person tries to fight the dog off, as any person might, the dog is trained to escalate. If the person screams, struggles, or attempts to defend themselves, the dog is trained to escalate Read that again. Ta peron per any nomnel umen pain-recporcec n eporee to being biten and chewed by a dog, the dog hac been taned to do een MOve dlamage, In videos they are often forcibly remaved from the victim by an officer who is wearing gear to protect them from the dog because thay will not stop, and they are too dangerous for the officer to pull them away without heavy protective gear. Whout prolectie gear, the oficec ae at rk of being mangled by ter oun doge becauce the dog doecnt care wo t&ng Shit i never knew all this or even thought about it The cutest little thing
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Beautiful, Bored, and Traffic: Actual Exchanges Between Pilots And Control Towers, These Are Priceless, Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise reduction turn right 45 Degrees." TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?" From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: T'm f-ing bored! Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!" Unknown aircraft: said l was f-ing bored, not f-ing stupid! O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound." United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this...l've got the little Fokker in sight." A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long rollout after touching down. San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadelupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport." A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English." Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?" Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!" Anyone have the story of the ship that wanted the lighthouse to move out of its way?
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Anaconda, Animals, and Ass: THIS IS A REAL FRESHLY SHEARED LAMB. THIS IS PETA's PLASTIC "REPLICA." HERE'S I THE REST OF YOUR WOOL COAT rse liini--| KILLED THE PROM QUEEN peta2 BOTTOM LINE? PETA LIES. ©Victorian Farmers Federation/facebook sheldrakus: saxifraga-x-urbium: moranion: brunhiddensmusings: gayahithwen: brunhiddensmusings: fattyatomicmutant: Seriously they are just weird the year is 2018- how am i getting this much use out of this photo? is there this much ambiguity about a basic craft which has been practiced before humanity figured out mud bricks that people are still confused about how sheep work? A lot of people today have extremely limited understanding of how anything rural works, thinking only of animals in the abstract. Hence people who don’t understand that cows can continue to give milk way longer than their calves need it, or that you don’t have to kill sheep to get their wool, or who think that a good way to save the bees is for everyone to stop eating honey. Like, if people don’t want to eat meat because they don’t want animals killed, and want to avoid eggs because of the cruelty prevalent in that industry, or milk because yeah, there are a fair number of issues with the dairy industry too… I will support that 100%. But then there are people so woefully misinformed I can’t take them seriously at all. its baffling- if you assume wool requires a sheep to be killed, thus each sheep in its lifetime will only provide one ‘crop’ of wool, then how freaking expensive would you then assume yarn to be? youd assume mutton would then be exceedingly common in the meat market as wellthey make a logic tangent, and obviously abandon it two seconds after it passes where they want to go because thinking too hard will reveal that to be stupid I have discovered that usually, the most militant and unpleasant vegans absolutely have no fucking idea how farming works. Ecological, sustainable farming - not massive, planet-damaging, animal-torturing industrial farming. If you don’t know that sheep have to be sheared before summer or they can literally die of heat, I am not going to listen to you. If you don’t realise that it only makes sense to use leather from animals if you kill them to eat them and that your vegan ass buying cheap plastic shoes three times a year is doing more damage to the environment than me buying leather shoes every five years, I’m not going to listen to you. If you refuse to consider that cows’ udders get painful if they don’t have a calf and aren’t milked, I won’t listen to you. And if you don’t have the basic biology knowledge required to realise that properly, sustainably raised farm animals have their place in the biosystem and that it would not, in fact, be a good thing to stop raising them, I am not going to listen to you.  I was told by a vegan I am otherwise good friends with that “all farmers lie about everything to do with farming” and I just ???? do you have any idea how exhausting it is to fucking farm no one has the ENERGY to lie about stuff like “we need commercial bees as pass pollinators for fruit farms so you might as well eat honey tbh since they’re making an excess anyway” by all means campaign for safer and better slaughterhouses (which btw is a current hot-button issue in the uk and is something one of my clients is backing and pursuing legally) and better animal welfare and make a point of pushing high-welfare products over shitty ones but demanding that everyone stops buying wool coats on the basis of a lie is stupid because the alternative is artificial fibres which are polluting the fucking oceans and killing off all the fish This. We need to do better on animal welfare, as on so many things. But if you’re coming from a standpoint of ‘all farmers are evil soulless murderers’, then… I don’t really know how we’re going to have a conversation, so I’m going to politely back away.
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Anaconda, Animals, and Confused: THIS IS A REAL FRESHLY SHEARED LAMB. THIS IS PETA's PLASTIC "REPLICA." HERE'S I THE REST OF YOUR WOOL COAT rse liini--| KILLED THE PROM QUEEN peta2 BOTTOM LINE? PETA LIES. ©Victorian Farmers Federation/facebook brunhiddensmusings: gayahithwen: brunhiddensmusings: fattyatomicmutant: Seriously they are just weird the year is 2018- how am i getting this much use out of this photo? is there this much ambiguity about a basic craft which has been practiced before humanity figured out mud bricks that people are still confused about how sheep work? A lot of people today have extremely limited understanding of how anything rural works, thinking only of animals in the abstract. Hence people who don’t understand that cows can continue to give milk way longer than their calves need it, or that you don’t have to kill sheep to get their wool, or who think that a good way to save the bees is for everyone to stop eating honey. Like, if people don’t want to eat meat because they don’t want animals killed, and want to avoid eggs because of the cruelty prevalent in that industry, or milk because yeah, there are a fair number of issues with the dairy industry too… I will support that 100%. But then there are people so woefully misinformed I can’t take them seriously at all. its baffling- if you assume wool requires a sheep to be killed, thus each sheep in its lifetime will only provide one ‘crop’ of wool, then how freaking expensive would you then assume yarn to be? youd assume mutton would then be exceedingly common in the meat market as wellthey make a logic tangent, and obviously abandon it two seconds after it passes where they want to go because thinking too hard will reveal that to be stupid Wait, it wasnt common knowledge that you dont harm sheep when you shave them?

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Bad, Beautiful, and Confused: 61below tumblr Follow chuffed doesnt mean what you think it means chuffed 0 [chuhft) 2 Show IPA adjective British Informal. delighted; pleased; satisfied. Origin 1855-60; see chuff, -ed2 chuffed4) [chuhft]Show IPA adjective British Informal. annoyed; displeased; disgruntled it means exactly what i think it means its just some stupid word that literally has two definitions that mean the opposite thing what the hell This makes me really chuffed This post is quite egregious e gre gious i grejes/) Adjective 1. Outstandingly bad; shocking. 2. Remarkably good. cornflakepizza Well I'm nonplussed by this whole post. non plussed /nän plest Adjective 1. (of a person) Surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react. 2. (of a person) Unperturbed. goddamnit 221books Deactivated ENGLISH, TORY.COM : to look at or read (something) in an informal or relaxed way : to examine or read (something) in a very careful way all of you go to hell diva-gonzo And you wonder why i am boggled at times whimmy-bam These are called contronyms! A word that is its own opposite Why the fuck do these exist a oper One theory is that the sarcastic use of the word became exceedingly prevalent and because another dictionary definition. Are you telling me that we were such sarcastic shits it literally changed our language nigenaide speaking as a linguist: yes. that is exactly what happened. isn't it beautiful. 61below So guys just STOP IT, Poe's Law is too real, we're speaking our sarcastic shit into existence Source beesmygod 642,742 notes Contronyms are literally the worst
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Music, Regret, and School: NEW MUSIC TERMS ALLEREGRETTO: When you're 16 measures into the piece and suddenly realize you set too fast a tempo ANGUS DEl: To play with a divinely beefy tone A PATELLA: Accompanied by knee-slapping APOLOGGIATURA: A composition that you regret playing APPROXIMATURA: A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an "I meant to do that" attitude APPROXIMENTO: A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch DILL PICCOLINI: An exceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes FERMANTRA: A note held over and over and over and over and... FIDDLER CRABS: Grumpý string players FLUTE FLIES: Those tiny insects that bother musicians on outdoor gigs FRUGALHORN: A sensible and inexpensive brass instrument GAUL BLATTER: A French horn player GREGORIAN CHAMP: The title bestowed upon the monk who can hold a note the longest PLACEBO DOMINGO: A faux tenor SPRITZICATO: An indication to string instruments to produce a bright and bubbly sound TEMPO TANTRUM: What an elementary school orchestra is having when it's not following the conductor <p><a href="http://thestrugglesofamusicmajor.tumblr.com/post/161394990940/professorsparklepants-tag-yourself-im-angus-dei" class="tumblr_blog">thestrugglesofamusicmajor</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://professorsparklepants.tumblr.com/post/160964519730/tag-yourself-im-angus-dei" class="tumblr_blog">professorsparklepants</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Tag yourself I’m Angus Dei</p></blockquote> <p>I’m Fiddler Crabs</p> </blockquote>

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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: 03/14/2018 1143 <p><a href="http://snakegay.tumblr.com/post/156064311673/massivelimestonecube-massivelimestonecube" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">snakegay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://massivelimestonecube.tumblr.com/post/156062546778/snakegay-there-are-exceedingly-powerful-and" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">massivelimestonecube</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://massivelimestonecube.tumblr.com/post/156061635193/snakegay-there-are-exceedingly-powerful-and" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">massivelimestonecube</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://snakegay.tumblr.com/post/156024432168/there-are-exceedingly-powerful-and-chaotic" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">snakegay</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>there are EXCEEDINGLY powerful and chaotic energies in this image</p></blockquote> <p>if you look closely at this you can see that there are way more jpeg artifacts around the eyes and the timestamp which means that someone either photoshopped them in and let it get deep fried over the course of a dozen resaves or someone went in and manually sharpened those specific parts. who did this</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://fotoforensics.com" target="_blank">fotoforensics</a> confirms i’m right with <a href="http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?id=d06b14dbc770b168b97178b6032e9d02560afc62.10138" target="_blank">this error level analysis</a></p> <figure data-orig-width="601" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/11eb1986529041f8d9c5998849a52025/tumblr_inline_ok0adceqZY1tqpyn5_540.png" data-orig-width="601" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>this image has been altered heavily and manually from its original form. <i>but by whose hand?</i></p> </blockquote> <p>not by human hands…….</p> </blockquote>

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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: 03/14/2018 1143 <p><a href="http://snakegay.tumblr.com/post/156064311673/massivelimestonecube-massivelimestonecube" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">snakegay</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://massivelimestonecube.tumblr.com/post/156062546778/snakegay-there-are-exceedingly-powerful-and" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">massivelimestonecube</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://massivelimestonecube.tumblr.com/post/156061635193/snakegay-there-are-exceedingly-powerful-and" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">massivelimestonecube</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://snakegay.tumblr.com/post/156024432168/there-are-exceedingly-powerful-and-chaotic" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">snakegay</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>there are EXCEEDINGLY powerful and chaotic energies in this image</p></blockquote> <p>if you look closely at this you can see that there are way more jpeg artifacts around the eyes and the timestamp which means that someone either photoshopped them in and let it get deep fried over the course of a dozen resaves or someone went in and manually sharpened those specific parts. who did this</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://fotoforensics.com" target="_blank">fotoforensics</a> confirms i’m right with <a href="http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?id=d06b14dbc770b168b97178b6032e9d02560afc62.10138" target="_blank">this error level analysis</a></p> <figure data-orig-width="601" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/11eb1986529041f8d9c5998849a52025/tumblr_inline_ok0adceqZY1tqpyn5_540.png" data-orig-width="601" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>this image has been altered heavily and manually from its original form. <i>but by whose hand?</i></p> </blockquote> <p>not by human hands…….</p> </blockquote>

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Beautiful, Bored, and Charlie: Actual Exchanges Between Pilots And Control Towers. These Are Priceless Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise reduction turn right 45 Degrees." TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727? From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f-ing bored!" Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!" Unknown aircraft: " said I was f-ing bored, not f-ing stupid!" O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound." United 329: "Approach, l've always wanted to say this...l've got the little Fokker in sight." A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long rollout after touching down. San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a harcd right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able If you are not able, take the Guadelupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport." A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English." Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?" Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!" Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7 Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway." Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?" BR Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've already notified our caterers." The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206. Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One- Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now." Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?" Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, And I didn't land." While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727 An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Deltal Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!" Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you tol You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly whereI tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded. Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?" #5 is epic
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College, Gif, and Tumblr: TO LIBERALS PROTESTING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE: THISIS THE PRESIDENTIAL VOTE BYCOUNTY NOTE THE Margin of victory, % MARGIN OF→ 5 mil-O 20 VICTORY Democrat Republican WITHOUT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WOULD ONLY FOCUS ON THE INTERESTS OF NYC, CA, AND A HANDFUL OF HIGHLY DENSE CITIES, IGNORING THE INTERESTS OF LESS POPULOUS STATES! <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/153233150198/a-note-on-double-standards-and-a-message-to-the" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><blockquote><p><i>A note on double standards and a message to the left: The electoral college is essentially a progressive policy. It allocates EC votes based largely on population but then weighs less populace states slightly heavier than they’d weigh organically while mildly reducing the influence of the more populous states. That protects the interests of the minority, as to avoid elections which focus almost exclusively on the approval of NY, CA, and a handful of highly-dense cities, with no reason to concern oneself with the interests of the less populous states.</i></p><p><i>It’s similar in ideology to a progressive income tax whereby the less fortunate are slightly propped up at the expense of the exceedingly fortunate. It’s similar in concept to affirmative action, whereby the historically disenfranchised are assisted as to overcome a trend of marginalization. It’s also similar to the structure of Congress, where the interests of the people (house of representatives weighted on population) are blended with the interests of sovereign states (weighted equally with two senate seats each), again to protect the minority from being ignored while also advancing the interests of the majority.</i></p><p><i>So to the despondent liberals protesting the supposed unfairness of the Electoral College, I say, be consistent. Had such a system benefited YOUR candidate, you’d passionately champion it as a means to balance the interests of the minority. THE ONLY REASON YOU’RE AGAINST IT IS BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TO HARM YOUR PREFERRED CANDIDATE. THAT’s a double standard.</i></p></blockquote><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f34d56cdf4e0665b0368e5dfade02141/tumblr_inline_ogpayzwBhw1r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></blockquote>

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Ass, England, and Horses: lamppostsandbromm.. capsbum Follow totalhamonycycle 4ft 8.5" Why 4 FEET 8.5 Inches is Very Important Fascinating Stuff.. Railroad Tracks The US. Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches That's an exceedingly odd number Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the U.S. Railroads. Why did the Engish build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used Why did they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same igs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular Odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that's the spacing of the wheel ruts So, who buit those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome bult the first long distance roads in Europe (including England) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were al alike in the matter of wheel spacing Therefore, the United States standard rairoad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot In other words, bureaucracies live forever. So the next time you are handed a specification, procedure, or process, and wonder, What horse's ass came up with this?" you may be exactly right Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses Now, the twist to the story When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on ts launch pad, you will notice that there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBS The SRBS are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRBS would have preferred to make them a bit larger but the SRBS had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The raliroad Ine from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains and the SRBS had to fit through that tunnel The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know is about as wide as two horses behinds. So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important Now you know, Horses' Asses control almost everything Explains a whole lot of stuf, doesn't it? dirichiecee This is the single most mind blowing fact I've read on tumbir, every day is a school day-thank you nobelshieldmaiden Nice history lesson theironjacklint My daughter and I were just discussing this very subject Source: totalharmonyc... Awow histtory unny 5,328 notes how space shuttles and horse asses are connected [LONG]
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Ass, England, and Horses: capsbum Follow 4ft 8.5" Why 4 FEET 8.5 Inches is Very Important Fascinating Stut Railroad Tracks The U.S Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches That's an exceedingly odd number Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they buit them in England, and Engish expatriates designed the U.S. Railroads. Why did the Engish buid them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who buit the pre- railroad tramways, and thats the gauge they used Why did they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same igs and tools that they had used for buiding wagons, which used that wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular Odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that's the spacing of he wheel ruts. So, who buit those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome buit the first long distance roads in Europe (including England for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were al alke in the matter of wheel spacing Therefore, the Unted States standard rairoad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot In other words, bureaucracies lve forever So the next time you are handed a specfication, procedure, or process, and wonder, "What horse's ass came up with this? you may be exactly right Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate he rear ends of two war horses. Now the twist to the story When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, you will notice that there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah The engineers who designed the SRES WOuld have preferred to make them a bit larger but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site The rairoad ine from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel The tunnel is sightly wider than the railroad track, and the ralroad track, as you now know is about as wide as two horses behinds So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasnt importanti Now you know Horses' Asses control almost everything Explains a whole lot of stut, doesn't it? djrichiecee This is the single most mind blowing fact I've read on tunbr, every day is a school day-thank you Nice history lesson My daughler and I were just discussing this very subject Source totalharmonyc. ow Phistory un 5,328 notes how space shuttles and horse asses are connected [LONG]
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Beer, Crush, and Family: <p><a href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/144568819605/may-18th-1896-khodynka-tragedy-on-this-day-in" class="tumblr_blog">todayinhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2><b>May 18th 1896: Khodynka Tragedy</b></h2><p><small>On this day in 1896, during the festivities celebrating the coronation of new Russian Tsar Nicholas II, a mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow led to 1,389 deaths. A banquet was planned for the people which was highly anticipated due to rumours of free beer, pretzels and gingerbread. Thousands gathered early in the morning, but a rumour spread that there was not enough food for everyone and in the ensuing panic and crush, 1,389 were trampled to death and a further 1,300 injured. The new Tsar visited the injured in hospital but still attended a ball at the French embassy in the evening, which many thought showed a lack of care for his subjects; Nicholas had not wanted to go but his advisors considered it an insult to France. The incident marked the beginning of a series of events which undermined faith in Tsar Nicholas II and led to his removal from power in 1917, making him the last Tsar of Russia. </small></p></blockquote> <p>Saying Tsar Nicholas II was &ldquo;removed from power&rdquo; seems like an exceedingly polite way to say &ldquo;he and his entire family were brutally murdered&rdquo;.</p>

todayinhistory: May 18th 1896: Khodynka TragedyOn this day in 1896, during the festivities celebrating the coronation of new Russian Tsar ...

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