Science has proven that:
- Humans have auras
- Humans have organs that sense energy
- We inherit memories from our anscestors
- Meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging.
- Compassion extends life
- Love is more than just an emotion
- Billions of other universes exist
- Meditation speeds healing
The government taxes you when you bring home a paycheck. It taxes you when you make a phone call. It taxes you when you turn on a light. It taxes you when you sell a stock. It taxes you when you fill your car with gas. It taxes you when you ride a plane. It taxes you when you get married. Then it taxes you when you die. This is taxual insanity and it must end.
J.C. Watts (1957- ) US Congressman (via philosophicalconservatism)
From the ISO’s kick-off forum “Why You Should Join the Socialists & Change the World”.
"Starbucks baristas make about $9/hr. If they make 3 drinks for $5 each, they pay for their hour of their labor & supplies. At 5 drinks they pay for themselves & a coworker. At 10 the whole store for an hour. At peak hours they make 2-300 drinks & see none of the profits. Every drink after 3 is theft."
Firstly, does each separate employee at Starbucks really make one drink every 18 seconds (60*60/200 = 18) for the entire time they’re working? That sounds like a gross exaggeration.
Secondly (this is so obvious it’s embarrassing to point it out) to make a coffee involves an enormous production process. The milk, the sugar, the coffee beans, the machines, the building, the land, the machines that made the machines, the transportation costs, the plastic for the cup, the machines that made the buildings for the chemicals that produced the plastic, and so on—all of these costs come together to form the price. Are you really so dense that you think the person who assembles the final pieces together is wholly entitled to the value of the coffee?
Thirdly, have you actually bothered to look at the real profit margins? Starbucks makes a margin of about 12%. Not 11000%, 12%. And this 12% is a quasi-rent (it doesn’t include the sunk costs), over the long-run the “true” profit is only the rate of interest which is normally around 3%. It’s unreal that someone could be this stupid.
a word a thesaurus gives you is not a perfect synonym. dont just thesaurize words because you change the entire meaning of things when you do that
dirk actually being an anxious, scared boy instead of the macho he thinks he is
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When you’ve been abused by a parent like that dealing with anything afterwords is terrifying.
I can only imagine the emotions Zuko was feeling when he apologised to Iroh there.
^This is one of the reasons that I think going in to apologize to Iroh is one of the bravest things that Zuko’s ever done, because of how much it must have terrified him to do so (Iroh would never hurt Zuko like that, but that fear had to have been at the top of Zuko’s mind at this moment)
And why I love Iroh so, so much for being who he is.
I will always think of this when I watch that scene now.
CCG: BEFORE I GO
CCG: EVERYONE SHOULD ALSO KNOW ERIDAN HAD A COMPLETE SHITHIVE MELTDOWN TOO
CCG: HE’S GOING AROUND KILLING PEOPLE WITH HIS MAGIC WAND
CCG: SO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR HIM.
CCG: IF I RUN INTO HIM AGAIN, I’M…
CCG: I DON’T EVEN KNOW.
CCG: HE BETTER PRAY TO ALL HIS MURDERED ANGELS IT DOESN’T HAPPEN.
Hypothetical situation, finished version of a sketch I did.