A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.
States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.
Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.
Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.
College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.
Education funds keep getting slashed.
Privacy no longer exists.
Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them.
Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.
States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.
The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse.
Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.
The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.
Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.
We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.
By planet you mean we are killing ourselves.
Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???
I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE
While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.
There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.
Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.
Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.
Everyone needs to wake up.
The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.
Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.
Holy fucking shit
fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.
whoa whoa whoa not cool guys read pls
The Fukushima part is not true. That image is actually a map of wave height after the earthquake. Iodine-129 was released, I think, and it does have a half-life of millions of years, but the amounts are insignificant compared to the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. It’s already been diluted to acceptable levels.
Do some public soul-searching -> make your stomach hurt even more than it usually does.
Anxiety disorders are the best.
I think, at least in my case, that seeing other people criticise someone who was horrible to you is less schadenfraude, and more validation that the problem isn’t with you.
I mean, sometime last year someone said some nasty things about me in a tumblr post I don’t think they realised I’d see, and it still bothers me, in part because everyone else still seems to be fine with them. I don’t do stuff with this group anymore because that person is often there, and they make me feel unsafe.
It doesn’t really matter who this person is— I’m talking about me, not them, and I’m definitely not trying to pressure anyone into not associating with them anymore. I was just thinking about why it still bothers me, after all this time and rationalisation of why the things they said were untrue or uncalled for.
Probably just an anxiety thing, I suppose. The only thing I can do about it now is try to keep away from conflict. I’d also try to keep away from people I find intimidating or who I feel I’m annoying, but almost everyone has that effect on me, so I don’t think it would be that effective.
Things I want to see more of in media
- Autistic characters using stim toys
- Autistic characters wearing noise cancelling headphones
- Autistic characters having accurately presented sensory overloads that aren’t portrayed as “immature” or “irrational”
- Autistic characters who aren’t portrayed as socially inept freaks
- Autistic characters who aren’t turned into punchlines to shitty offensive jokes
- Positive, non-stigmatized autistic representation
- Autistic characters who aren’t merely in the story to serve as beautiful sparkly inspiration for neurotypical characters
in Canada they don’t pronounce Z as "zee"
they pronounce it as "zed" and that is crazy to me
it sounds like they made a typo when they invented it
They do that everywhere in the world that’s not America. We do that here in the UK too.
America is weird man.
Zed comes from the Greek letter name zeta! Zee is a variant letter pronunciation that I guess was most popular with colonists of the US, although it’s spreading a lot faster now.
People say it’s weird because it doesn’t rhyme, but F, H, L and Q don’t rhyme either, among others, and nobody says they should be called fee, hee, lee and quee. I know it rhymes in the alphabet song, but the alphabet song was written by an American, so that’s not too surprising.
I picked up volume 4 of the comic recently, and while I was flipping through it I noticed that they edited Betty’s “Oh my God” from the original comic. Hmm…
Was there an Oh My God? I was not aware there was an Oh My God.
The beats were better in the original sentence, but it’s cool that they did that. I know a bunch of people who are uncomfortable with the phrase “oh my God” (my grandma used to yell at me for saying it )
Couldn’t she have just said “Oh my Glob”? There’s no indication one way or another that they all started talking about Glob after the Mushroom War.
Or “Oh Gob” or something to make her sound less like LSP.
soupery replied to your post “In Betty, Simon keeps talking about telling Betty he’s sorry, but when…”
probably cause he fully expected betty to rage and scream at him and got the opposite instead too
Yeah, he probably wasn’t thinking too clearly by then.
didactically replied to your post “In Betty, Simon keeps talking about telling Betty he’s sorry, but when…”
"It’s okay Betty, I can be strong for the both of us."
Are you saying that that’s what he meant by what he said? Sorry, I don’t understand.
fridjitzu replied to your post “In Betty, Simon keeps talking about telling Betty he’s sorry, but when…”
I noticed this ages ago, and it bothers the everloving fuck out of me. I’m currently hoping they just put that line in there to set up the “i’m leaving you for you” joke.
I noticed the poor choice of words a while ago too, but I only just noticed that he doesn’t say sorry at all until after Betty jumps through the portal. I think “I don’t blame you for leaving me” would have worked just as well with Betty’s response, and I hope that was what was meant.
What if characters could tell who they’re being portrayed by. Simon spends most of his early life wondering why he’s voiced by “the Spongebob guy”, and then he gets the crown and it all clicks.
(I’m aware that Tom Kenny has plenty of roles where he doesn’t yell obnoxiously. Maybe Simon never considered that he wasn’t a main character?)