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destinyorfreewill:

Me: It would be cool if Bolin could metal bend AND Lava bend
Me: …I bet Toph could
Friend: Toph can do anything
Me: Toph is so badass
Me: If Toph was the Avatar the whole mess would be done in 4 and half eps.

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notalwaysluminous:

Peace be upon you. Please know that my prayers are with you as you face the bigotry and hatred of those who do not know the difference between actual Islam and the twisted and ungodly actions of extremists such as the ISIS group. Please know that I love you and I hold you in my heart. I pray that you will be safe from danger and violence at the hands of those who cannot look far enough past their own vitriol to see you as their brothers and sisters, fellow countrymen, and children of the same God. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace in the face of prejudice. May your faith and hope be deepened. May you feel the presence of the Almighty constantly encircling you. 

  

Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim. Amen. 

Amen, amen.

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rhrealitycheck:

Legislation banning the sterilization of inmates in California state prisons is awaiting the governor’s signature after gaining overwhelming support from both the state assembly and senate this week.”

Read more here: http://rhrc.us/YIwCC9

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On the one hand: good

On the other hand: WHY THE HELL WAS THIS EVEN HAPPENING

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  • Question: I know taking the Bible literal is basically silly, but are there things we should take literally? How do we know which ones? - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    This is a great question, and there’s no easy answer to it. Assuming we take “literal” to mean that something is factually, historically true, I do think there are parts of the Bible that should be taken literally—but there’s plenty of disagreement about where that line should be drawn.

    Some things are clearly metaphorical. I don’t think there’s any reasonable argument for a literal, seven-day creation story.

    Other matters are harder to decide. Take the exodus story, for example. There’s no extra-biblical evidence of 2 million slaves getting up and walking out of Egypt, and you’d think the Egyptians would record a historical event of that magnitude. So was there an exodus of slaves leaving Egypt, and it was only the numbers that were inflated? Or did the exodus not take place at all? Some scholars think that the exodus narrative was constructed to provide a kind of mythic origin story for what was actually a Canaanite rebellion.

    To push the question even further, what about the resurrection? The gospels, the rest of the New Testament, and the ecumenical creeds all assert the literal resurrection, but there are theologians today who think Christianity doesn’t require a literal understanding of the resurrection.

    So there’s no clear line between literal and non-literal parts of the Bible. Historical and textual criticism of the Bible is important to keep in mind. What is the genre of a text? When and why was it originally written? What extra-biblical evidence is there of a certain historical event? What theological point might the author be trying to communicate? How might the text have been altered as it was transcribed and passed down? All of these questions can help to understand whether a text should be taken literally or not, even if there can never be a perfect consensus.

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xtattooedheart:

birdologist:

I can’t even hear what this dude’s saying but look at how ineffectually angry this bird is.

I’ve had days where I’ve wanted ti shriek like this at people too.
As a side note, I love that barn owls are used to often in art, and considered the most beautiful species, yet they make a noise like Satan’s chalkboard.
Majestic.

So much for owls saying hoot :U

"Are we ready, little one?"

*SCREECH OF MURDEROUS RAGE*

I’ve got nothing but love for folks who call angry, screeching predators ‘little one’.

i just want you all to know i played this with my window open out here in the country and when it stopped another owl answered

It’s easy to understand why many cultures believed owls were bad omens

"Let me go or I’ll eat your face"

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If you’re not watching Steven Universe, you should be.

It’s the first Cartoon Network show to have a solo female creator… this lady, Rebecca Sugar:

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Featuring a diverse set of awesome superhero ladies:

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These are the Crystal Gems: Pearl, Amethyst, and Garnet. It’s possible for them to combine into gem fusions, and then you get awesome characters like this:

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That’s Sugilite. Guess who provided her voice?

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Oh yes.

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  • Question: So why does Cracked CONSTANTLY push Feminist propaganda so hard? And let's not bullshit ourselves. You do. Just yesterday you published five articles. Two specifically referenced either Feminism or Feminist backed statistics. Conversely whenever you cover anything related to the opposition you not only mislead about their views... you straight up fucking lie about them and people let you get away with it because you're a "humor magazine". So I'm wondering why you propagandize *so hard*. Why? - mr-cappadocia
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    cracked:

    sorenbowie:

    jetpackexhaust:

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    hereinidaho:

    Because we’re true believers! 

    Let me take this moment to say how Cracked could have gone another direction 7 or 8 years ago, a more Maximy, Booby Gallery of the Day direction if not for the steadfast resistance of David Wong and Jack O’Brien. I barely acknowledge the side that opposes feminism, but Wong goes out of his way to understand people who are mad at feminists, and he writes about those views with more sensitivity and understanding that I could ever muster. 

    To sum up: We don’t have an explicit agenda but if one comes across, It’s not one I’m ashamed of. 

    Kristi is a liar. I remember the meeting where the Cracked brain trust sat down and was like “From now on let’s occasionally post articles that either directly or conspiratorially tangentially support equal rights for women so we can accomplish our ultimate end goal: Hack into the penis of every man and make it a smaller penis, or a penis that is otherwise laughable for a different reason upon which we all agree. It almost sounds TOO easy,” Jack said, as he (via the mainframe) hacked a young Robert Brockway’s penis. “I think my wife deserves my respect,” the now-neutered Brockway yelped.

    #LaughablePenisRights

    #NotAllLaughablePenises

    It is weird that we do it so constantly, when everybody knows that people only deserve equal rights and treatment between the hours of4 and 7 pm on alternate February the 29ths. At first we worried that we couldn’t cover it all with our current propaganda budget, but we were able to transfer some funding to supporting feminism from our “Don’t be an asshole” budget because it turns out they overlap completely.

    Look, I get it buddy. You’re pissed off because you’ve tried to be a good person your whole life and still you feel like you’ve been consistently stripped of the things you thought were guaranteed , and now there is a whole organized movement saying you still have too much, that you, just trying to live your life, is an affront to an entire gender. That’s a shitty feeling, but here’s the thing: no one is actually trying to take anything from you. That sickening feeling you have that your being robbed of basic human rights, there are people around you in your life who are feeling a worse version of that everyday. If you don’t believe me, look at any of the secret camera videos women have taken on the street to catch the verbal abuse they suffer, listen to any of the stories of guys who touch women on crowded trains and then smile at them as they leave because they know there’s nothing she can do about it, read any of the millions of accounts from human beings about the exhausting and demoralizing abuse they put up with every day. And you might not be the guy making them feel that way, I hope you’re not, but holy shit, you can actually help. You can help other people instead of standing in their way because it feels like another inconvenience. Finally, even if the absolute worse case scenario is true: this is one big conspiracy, Cracked and feminists and a huge chunk of the Internet are villainizing men unfairly and creating a culture where you’re no longer allowed to even voice your opinions without people getting angry- even if all of that is true- isn’t that worth preventing an inarguably high percentage of sexual abuse and dangerous objectification of your daughter/ your sister/ your wife? 

    Not all the stabs at equality will be smart, or entirely on point or even helpful. This form of feminism is new, chillingly new for how long this shit has been going on, and not everyone is good at it yet, but holy shit, friend, how can you argue against the aim of basic respect for another human being?

    XOXO,

    Soren

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    Soren’s “empathy for you” is a false flag assault on your scrote size and don’t let anybody tell you different.

    I love all the Cracked staff responses to this.

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huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY

The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 

So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 

ALS is an awful, terrifying disease. And as annoying as internet fads can be, the fact is that the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised a ton of money for ALS research. Keep that ball rolling.

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vastderp:

Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.

There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.

It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 

THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS

Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site

Reblogging for the gold medal of takedowns.

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"So, Governor Nixon says that it is hard to tell among protesters at night who was there to help and who was there to hurt. Given that the unarmed teen was killed by a police officer during the day, and given that the response of the governor was to suspend the First Amendment rights of protesters in the nighttime hours because of the difficulty of telling which ones of them are there to help and which ones to hurt, has there been any discussion about suspending the rights of police officers to carry weapons during the day? Because it is difficult to tell which of them are there to help, and which of them are there to hurt."

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