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  2. diabadass:

    lissymac37:

    huffingtonpost:

    People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

    Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

    This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.

    I’ve always loved science. I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was 3. My cousin married a biochemistry professor and they bought me a microscope for being the flower girl in their wedding. I was bullied in grammar school for getting excited about science. In high school, people basically told me I wasn’t a good enough scientist so I should stop trying. I didn’t actually start believing in my abilities until 2 years ago when I dropped the last of my shit friends. I erased every bit of self doubt residue in the corner of my mind. I could never see myself doing anything besides science, but it sucked to have jerks telling you that you’re not smart enough to pursue what you love.

    I actually ran into one of my grammar school bullies in the Shop Rite Liquor store. He tried to make a conversation with me. The entirety of it was: “So what are you up to now?” “I’m about to graduate college with a degree in biology. I’m contemplating med/dental/grad school. I can’t pick. I like all the opportunities I have.” “Oh, cool. I just work here.” 

    So I think it’s EXTREMELY imperative to encourage girls to do what they love, especially if it’s science. If they don’t like it in a few years that’s fine. They’ll find something else. At least they weren’t told not to. The world needs more people passionate about learning and helping others learn. 

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  4. "

    I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief.

    “Bad news, detective. We got a situation.”

    “What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?”

    “Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.”

    The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. “What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?”

    “Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so.”

    “Easy, chief,” I said. “Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair.”

    He laughed. “That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins.”

    “Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m on it.”

    I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside.

    “Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®” I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. “Nobody move unless you want to!” They didn’t.

    “Now, which one of you punks is going to pay me to investigate this crime?” No one spoke up.

    “Come on,” I said. “Don’t you all understand that the protection of private property is the foundation of all personal liberty?”

    It didn’t seem like they did.

    “Seriously, guys. Without a strong economic motivator, I’m just going to stand here and not solve this case. Cash is fine, but I prefer being paid in gold bullion or autographed Penn Jillette posters.”

    Nothing. These people were stonewalling me. It almost seemed like they didn’t care that a fortune in computer money invented to buy drugs was missing.

    I figured I could wait them out. I lit several cigarettes indoors. A pregnant lady coughed, and I told her that secondhand smoke is a myth. Just then, a man in glasses made a break for it.

    “Subway™ Eat Fresh and Freeze, Scumbag!®” I yelled.

    Too late. He was already out the front door. I went after him.

    “Stop right there!” I yelled as I ran. He was faster than me because I always try to avoid stepping on public sidewalks. Our country needs a private-sidewalk voucher system, but, thanks to the incestuous interplay between our corrupt federal government and the public-sidewalk lobby, it will never happen.

    I was losing him. “Listen, I’ll pay you to stop!” I yelled. “What would you consider an appropriate price point for stopping? I’ll offer you a thirteenth of an ounce of gold and a gently worn ‘Bob Barr ‘08’ extra-large long-sleeved men’s T-shirt!”

    He turned. In his hand was a revolver that the Constitution said he had every right to own. He fired at me and missed. I pulled my own gun, put a quarter in it, and fired back. The bullet lodged in a U.S.P.S. mailbox less than a foot from his head. I shot the mailbox again, on purpose.

    “All right, all right!” the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. “I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.”

    “Why’d you do it?” I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy.

    “Because I was afraid.”

    “Afraid?”

    “Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,” he said. “I’m a central banker.”

    I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head.

    “Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,” I said. “No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.”

    He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him.

    "
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    Holy shit.

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  5. jewmancentipede:

    This screen shot is a post-modern art masterpiece.

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  6. joelmillers:

    coldwarqueer:

    in russian they dont say “i love you” they say “пожирать плоть капиталистов” which means “we are one and the same” and i think thats beautiful

    image

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  7. algeblogger:

    I’ve got arachnophobia

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  8. real-hiphophead:

    Jay Electronica talking about the creation of J Dilla's final album, Donuts, on his deathbed.

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  9. sorryexcuseforsorry:

    TIME IS A BITCH ISN’T IT (2014)

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  11. "When life gives you lemons, you sell some of your grandma’s jewelry, and go clubbing."
    — Jean-Ralphio (Parks and Recreation)

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  12. disgustinganimals:

    d0gbl0g:

    dogpuppy:

    God bless America

    this kid is a fuckin hero

    how long did you serve, soldier?
    where were you stationed?

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  14. bombing:

    fun drinking game: take a shot of water every couple hours to make sure you’re healthy and hydrated

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