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Today is the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Had a hard time getting out of bed. I just laid there for two hours thinking and wanting to go back to sleep to forget. I’m up and still not feeling all that wonderful to be honest.

To all my fellow New Orleanians whose lives changed that day, you’re on my mind. To the ones who were called to eternal rest that day and in the following days, you’re on my mind. To the ones who came back, the ones who permanently relocated, and to those who passed before they could return home, you’re on my mind.

To those that never recovered physically/mentally/emotionally, you’re on my mind.

My family and friends, neighbors and strangers from different wards and neighboring parishes, you’re on my mind today.

We’ve gone through it and we’re still going through it and today is the biggest reminder of that… but we are still here. We linger on and we soldier through and we buck jump up and second line down and we’re here.

We are survivors.

We are indomitable.

We are a unique breed.

We. Are. New Orleans.

And no matter where we go, no matter if the city eventually goes, we will always remain New Orleans and New Orleanians.

We will always be.

Laissez les bon temps rouler, my darlin’s. Have the best day you possibly can today.

You’re on my mind.

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abnormallymomo:

pinkhairandbubblegum:

thedoctor-lovesriver:

pinkhairandbubblegum:

FUCK ANTI RAPE NAIL POLISH

Ok sorry I tried to scroll past this shit but I can’t. I assume you are referring to the nail polish that was created to detect date rape drugs in drinks. If so what in the fuck is wrong with that. What is wrong with a woman protecting herself? Yes rape culture is a real thing and it is a problem that needs to be fixed. Are you suggesting that women continue to be drugged and raped until men learn rape is not a woman’s fault? Are you suggesting that a woman who is raped by a stranger is less traumatized and is more easily blamed than a woman who is raped by someone she knows. You my friend are seriously wrong. You are part of the problem.

I have been raped. I can decide if I don’t like this or not. It’s a useful tool. I still don’t like that we need it. Fuck the fuck off my goddamn blog.

There’s also the fact that it’s not super effective (it’s even reacted around milk, and then failed to react to the actual drug it’s supposed to detect) and only checks against one of the many drugs people use to rape.

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my-dads-the-king-of-hell:

my-dads-the-king-of-hell:

so apparently an arm can sell on the black market for $885, ($500 for the shoulder plus $385 for the hand an forearm) 

and a leg can sell for $500 (at least thats the lowest price of an albino leg so im guessing here) 

So when someone says “That’ll cost an arm ad a leg” they are roughly asking for $1,335

which is less than i would have guessed. 

i didn’t spend this much time researching the cost of limbs on the black market for one note

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After spending all day in school, our children are forced to begin a second shift, with more academic assignments to be completed at home. This arrangement is rather odd when you stop to think about it, as is the fact that few of us ever do stop to think about it.
Instead of assuming that homework should be a given, or that it allegedly benefits children, I’ve spent the last few years reviewing the available research and talking to parents, teachers and students. My findings can be summarized in seven words: Homework is all pain and no gain.
The pain is obvious to kids but isn’t always taken seriously by adults. Backpacks stuffed with assignments leave students exhausted, frustrated, less interested in intellectual pursuits and lacking time to do things they enjoy. “Most of what homework is doing,” says literacy expert Harvey Daniels, “is driving kids away from learning.”
We parents, meanwhile, turn into nags. After being away from our children all day, the first words out of our mouths, sadly, may be: “So, did you finish your homework?” One mother told me it permanently damaged her relationship with her son because it forced her to be an enforcer rather than a mom.
The surprising news, though, is that there are virtually no pros to balance the cons. Even if you regard grades or test scores as good measures of learning, which I do not, doing homework has no statistical relationship to achievement in elementary school. In high school, some studies do find a correlation between homework and test scores, but it’s usually fairly small. And in any case, it’s far from clear that the former causes the latter. And if you’re wondering, not a single study has ever supported the folk wisdom that homework teaches good work habits or develops positive character traits such as self-discipline, responsibility or independence. By

Alfie Kohn, The Case Against Homework (via thislifeunforgiven)

Shit I knew in school but was unable to articulate.

(via catbountry)

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