1. 00:13 15th Mar 2014

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    what’s the Holocaust mean for your bottom line?

    what’s the Holocaust mean for your bottom line?

     
  2. 22:12 19th Feb 2014

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    Reblogged from magnificentruin

    And then one day your luck runs out, and you realize it never had anything to do with you.
    — (via magnificentruin)
     
  3. 22:09

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    How many more pictures of beautiful people until you think you have enough?
    — (via magnificentruin)
     
  4. Body Worlds is Patronizing, Moralizing, Sexist Bullshit

    Just saw the “Body Worlds” exhibit in Boston and was thoroughly disappointed by how the corpses were basically used as gimmicks to promote an ideological viewpoint that borders on fitspo. It pretends that its purpose is educational, positive, informative and “for your health”, but just like fitspo, there is nothing exceptionally educational about it, nothing that hasn’t been thoroughly covered in any number of non-corpse ways; I learned nothing I didn’t know before. I was, however, beat over the head with a bunch of tired old shaming bullshit.

    It is also notably gender stereotyped/sexist, with only 2 females in the exhibit (vs maybe 10-12 males?), yet both of them were positioned as “dancers”. In a comment on this post (which does a pretty good job of describing the shallowness that I felt the exhibit exuded), someone wrote (about the female bodies in the exhibit):

    Their backs were arched and hips positioned in overtly sexual ways, and their vulvas were simultaneously positioned away from the viewer’s path and accentuated with mirrors for people who wanted a certain angle. I’m sure some of this is exhibit availability and the disproportionality of female donors, but at a certain point it comes down to his assumptions about gender and beauty. Brilliant anatomist, but a shallow and patronizing artist.

    What compels people to visit this kind of exhibit is that these were once real people. Yet, Body Worlds seems content to ignore that fact, never mentioning who these people were, why or how they died, what they were like - anything that would actually create a real, meaningful experience of empathy or connection. The only information that we get about these people, if anything, is if it was a Smoker, a Fatty, a Drinker or any other kind of Bad Choices Loser. Who cares who they were as people? That would distract from The Message. To quote the great philosopher Walter Sobchak, “No, we can’t do that, Dude. That fucks up the plan.”

    From this article about the Body Worlds NYC show below:

    "There’s a narrative and viewpoint taken with the ‘Body Worlds’ show," says Angelina Whalley, master planner of the exhibition.

    There may be enough innards and posed bodies, but that narrative is not one of anatomy, says Whalley, a physician surrounded by brains shucked of their skulls and hearts plucked from their circulatory systems.

    "Body Worlds," she says, is meant to be about how we move through life’s stresses, often emerging worse for them in the end.

    "It is really my sincere goal to not raise a finger and say, ‘Don’t do this, don’t do that,’" says Whalley, readying the exhibit for the opening. Yet after similar shows in other cities, she’s seen reports that visitors have pledged to stop smoking, exercise more and eat healthy. "It’s like a paradigm shift," she says.

    Oh. 

    You know who says “It is really my sincere goal to not raise a finger and say, ‘Don’t do this, don’t do that’”? Someone whose sincere goal is to raise a finger and say, “Don’t do this, don’t do that.” 

    You would never know from the marketing and hype that this is not a show about anatomy, but narrative and viewpoint. Probably because it’s a narrative and viewpoint of a completely craven and cynical mentality.

    As an example of manipulation techniques, especially using science and positions of authority to promote ideological messages, this exhibit *is* quite educational. Other than that, though, I’m afraid it’s just a bunch of moralizing bullshit that should not be supported in any way.

     
  5. 19:05 11th Nov 2013

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    Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.
    — Christopher Hitchens
     
  6. 14:57 18th Sep 2013

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    insilence-iobserve:

by John Liberto

    insilence-iobserve:

    by John Liberto

    (Source: chasmofcessation)

     
  7. 01:17 4th Aug 2013

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    the lord hath no mercy

    the lord hath no mercy

     
  8. 08:47 15th Apr 2013

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    tesswrong:

i-choose-fit:

fit-kim-strong-kim:

fitamin:

you-are-another-me:

Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex . In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result.It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, it’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it.Microwaves don’t work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these ‘Safe’ appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it’s safe. But proof is in the pictures of living plants dying!!!

I’m never using the microwave again

*pees pants* 
lord help us all

Oh wow. Huh…

I better start cooking my oatmeal from now on.


nope. http://www.snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp

    tesswrong:

    i-choose-fit:

    fit-kim-strong-kim:

    fitamin:

    you-are-another-me:

    Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex . In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result.

    It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, it’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it.

    Microwaves don’t work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.

    So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these ‘Safe’ appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it’s safe. But proof is in the pictures of living plants dying!!!

    I’m never using the microwave again

    *pees pants* 

    lord help us all

    Oh wow. Huh…

    I better start cooking my oatmeal from now on.

    nope. http://www.snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp

     
  9. 23:56 10th Apr 2013

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    tphd:

    IT’S EASY TO BE A GENIUS IF YOU JUST TRAIN YOURSELF TO STOP SAYING OR THINKING STUPID THINGS THE NEXT STEP IS TO THINK REALLY SMART THINGS INSTEAD

    ALSO MOST PEOPLE ARE STUPID SO TRY TO FORGET ANYTHING ANYONE’S EVER TOLD YOU

     
  10. 15:48 20th Mar 2013

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    Tags: happiness

    If you refuse to let your own suffering lie upon you for even an hour and if you constantly try to prevent and forestall all possible stress way ahead of time; if you experience suffering and displeasure as evil, hateful, worthy of annihilation, and as a defect of existence, then it is clear that besides your religion of pity you also harbor another religion in your heart that is perhaps the mother of the religion of pity: the religion of comfortableness. How little you know of human happiness, you comfortable and benevolent people, for happiness and unhappiness are sisters and even twins that either grow up together or, as in your case, remain small together.
    — neetz.