They get excused for Crispin Glover since he’s actually Dracula.
They get excused for Crispin Glover since he’s actually Dracula.
WBC are professional trolls who try to goad people into lawsuits; it’s doubtful that they really have any kind of religious or ideological motivation. They thrive on publicity, and while this was well intentioned, they’re just happy to have their name in the headlines. It is best to ignore them.
A huge proportion of this figure is based on medical expenses, housing, transportion and education… but a lot of that was based on indirect estimates on how much of that cost was actually a result of having a kid. In the case of education, they only used data from people who actually reported education expenses, most didn’t… meaning this number likely reflects the annual costs if you send your kid to private school (which is, yeah, really f’n expensive). Their out-of-pocket health care estimates were also crazy too. I realize these are supposed to be averages, but I don’t spend $1000/year out of pocket on my 4 year-old’s health. This isn’t to say kids don’t cost money. They do. A lot of the cost is actually spread around among the entire community via taxes and insurance pools, but considering my own budget, this figure seems grotesquely overinflated.
>>”When a professor made me realize that math was everywhere, controlling motion and mass and time, long before humans were around to observe math and give it a name…that was a watershed moment for me where math met philosophy.”<< That’s more like where math met theology for you. The Western philosophical tradition dismantled and cast aside metaphysics somewhere around the 18th century and hasn’t looked back. For the same reason, mathematics isn’t “like philosophy” until you start dealing with things like set theory and proof theory.
Yeah, a lot of people don’t know how undergraduate degrees work. If you major in something like legal studies, you won’t get these questions even though philosophy & classics majors are consistently the top performers by major in law school (as well as several other professional programs). And contrary to what people say, majors like applied math and engineering are only profitable career paths if you’re actually good at them. I know several math PhDs who have been in PostDoc/adjunct limbo since the market crash in ‘08, and they’ve recounted many stories of math/engineering grad students who eventually have to drop out and start back at square one in terms of your career. Obviously, you need to have a realistic career plan, but you can do that with any major if your skills actually match the field you’ve chosen.
It means “publishers still don’t realize that popular fiction doesn’t need to be weighed down by exhausting, convoluted prose to be interesting or enjoyable to people of all ages.”
Agree 100% on “little people.” I don’t see any reason to define and name people by a medical condition they happen to have, and it always struck me as a weirdly archaic attempt to define people with growth disorders as some fantastical somehow not-fully-human species as opposed to just being people with a medical condition. We don’t call people with cystic fibrosis “mucus folk;” I don’t see why it should be any different for people with growth disorders.
No no no on anything Hamilton Beach. If it has to have a note in the user manual telling you that the burning plastic smell is “normal,” you should not be using it to prepare food.
And that’s to say nothing of the vastly different assumptions that a police officer might make about you based on the fact that you come from an ethnic minority that is mainly associated with wealthy, highly educated professionals coming from a privileged background. If the lower classes of the Indian subcontinent had been used as a massive source of slave labor for the US, your cultural experience as an Indian in the US would be very different, regardless of your own personal background.
As an Indian living in the US, your family almost certainly come from the higher classes of Indian society and likely came into the US as part of the middle class. Additionally, as an Asian, many white people will automatically make all kinds of automatic assumptions about your professionalism and career proficiencies where an African-American is more likely to be the subject of skepticism. This puts you at a massive advantage over the majority of African-Americans from the moment an interviewer lays eyes on you. So while what you’re saying is true and reflects how the issue of institutional racism is more complex than the simple white supremacist attitudes of old, it doesn’t mean that racist institutions, the legacy of black political/economic oppression and race-based assumptions aren’t at work.
Sarcasm aside, this is the problem which you guys don’t seem to get: It’s not that people think you, personally, are racist; rather, the institutions that you maintain because they put you at an institutional advantage were set up by people who were racist to benefit you for racist reasons. The problem is that you take institutional criticism personally because: (a) the institutional injustices disproportionately benefit your personal financial/political interests and (b) you apparently don’t want to accept that you are part of a historical legacy of racism that, regardless of your personal views towards other individual people of color, continues to institutionally disempower and disenfranchise non-whites to this day
Right, because it’s not like white politicians have spent over a century carefully gerrymandering districts to ensure predominantly non-white communities are split up into manageable voting minorities at the polls. Oh wait…
You know how many Cardinals hats there are in the St. Louis area? A whole bunch.
I think they should do more of it so the public can have more of these idiotic, power hungry sociopaths exposed for what they are.
#5 - I think you’ve confused the South with the Midwest. #10 - What?
This is some world class trolling.
Phosphorus can be found in kale. Phosphorus is also used as a combustible agent in matches. So don’t eat Kale or you might explode!
People who recognize they don’t want children and choose not to are awesome. Too many people have kids for all the wrong reasons. With that said, conversations about this seem to always be hijacked by people who are just bigots towards young humans. Obnoxious, preening and negligent parents deserve all the relevant criticism coming their way, but young people are the most ruthlessly exploited demographic on the planet and deserve empathy as opposed to denigration. Reinforcing the notion that kids are somehow just subhuman appendages of their parents/caretakers just elevates the ideology of negligence and abuse that makes childhood a nightmare for far, far too many people.
Thank you for not having children, meteorecho. The world needs less people predisposed to misanthropy and bigotry.
The American leagues couldn’t attract investors if relegation was a possibility. Foreign owners are already trying to get rid of relegation in the Premier League.
A store that specializes in the sale of games. Typically, they have tables set up where people can play games with others who are also interested in the hobby.
Long balls or speedy wingers, you say?!
If there’s one thing that will absolutely discourage anyone from watching this program, it’s an arbitrary comparison that needlessly takes a shot at a popular and outstanding series in an attempt to cast it as an anti-feminist statement warranting a feminist response. But then, this being Buzzfeed, the author likely reasoned “no Game of Thronie, no clickie.”
#11 & #14 “Because I’m a Liverpool fan.”
We have these everywhere. They’re called “game stores.” But I guess calling it a high concept cafe lets you impose a $17 entry charge.
… in which a Buzzfeed writer discovers her mom’s copy of Ultimate Dance Party 1997.
That’s the thing, isn’t it? There aren’t really any Lego sets like this marketed to boys either. The City sets are mostly cops & robbers stuff. Everything else is ninjas, knights and superpowered vigilantes. The Lego Friends line that’s been the subject of criticism actually has more positive professional role models than the “boy” lines. There are businesses, a vet’s office, a wildlife sanctuary, a jungle animal rescue team, etc. But because these are “girly” (i.e., they promote awesome things like having empathy for others, nurturing children/animals and being an active member of a functioning civil society), they’re apparently bad because, for some reason, we need to encourage kids to act out patriarchal ideals based around shooting and/or stabbing shit as opposed to encouraging more boys to not relate to the world around them through the sights of a gun.
I don’t find clowns scary, but they are unsettling. This is mainly because clowning is an archaic form of comedy which no one finds funny except clowns themselves. So they end up just being like the living representation of a joke that’s perpetually falling flat. It’s just awkward, horribly awkward.
The only thing the baby boomers “desegregated” was the financial industry and legal accountability.
I stepped on a wad of gum in a parking lot. That never happened before Obamacare. Thanks, Obama.
Yeah, there’s been a spike in Republicans who say they don’t like the law. Not surprising given that it’s primary season and the airwaves in red states are being saturated with fear-mongering anti-ACA ads at the moment. The important stat is that 58% of independents want to keep the law.
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Exactly, and someone’s half labrador/half beagle that’s a generation removed from a puppy mill isn’t some pure, ancient wolf of the wild either. I’m all about opposing the breeding industry for a number of reasons, but turning this issue into a war against the specific breed dogs themselves is a load of horse shit for a similarly large number of reasons.
There are countless dogs of specific breeds available at shelters and rescues.
Mixed breeds are not dogs in their natural state. Wolves are dogs in their natural state. The entire history of the domestication of the dog is premised on selective breeding for various purposes. While there has been a massive increase in the number of unique breeds in the last century, the selectivity of breeding is hardly new and mixed breed dogs aren’t exactly exemplars of genetic diversity. In many cases, they’re often little more than a generation or two removed from a specific breed. Also, plenty of mixed breeds themselves, especially those coming from less privileged neighborhoods, are often a result of direct inbreeding with a parent or full sibling. Adopting a mixed breed is not a guarantee against genetic problems. This isn’t to argue that you should support the pet breeding industry. You shouldn’t. It’s awful and pretty much evil with precious few exceptions. You should adopt from a rescue or shelter, but this notion that you shouldn’t adopt a dog of a specific breed because they’re somehow less “pure” or necessarily “very sick” is just alarmist bullshit pushing the same genetic superiority nonsense that it purports to oppose.
Haha, you might as well do one of these based on people’s religious beliefs. “How dare you mock my Amelia Bedelia pin-up tat!”