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Greenpeace investigative reporting breaks a huge pollution case - Russian oil firms are covering up massive oil spills, up to 30 million barrels of oil per year. About 4 million barrels are dumped into the Arctic ocean. More here with maps and graphics.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Aug 22 Reblogged
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. “Who would like this $20 bill?”
Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this.”
He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” He dropped it on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?”
Still the hands went into the air.
“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No
matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still
priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by …WHO WE ARE.
You are special - don’t ever forget it.”
So… who got the 20?
Aug 21 Reblogged
i don’t even own a horse, f scott :/
Aug 19 Reblogged
we ran out of plates
this can possibly be the greatest photo on tumblr.
This can possibly be the most disrespectful photo on Tumblr. I am not saying that you have to agree with what the bible says, but to utilize that book ‘as a plate’ knowing what it means to people, is just plain disrespectful.
It’s sad that people are so full of anger when it comes to religion, that they would rather post photos like this than deal with their hostilities in a more appropriate way.
i’m sorry, i cant hear you over the sound of nOT BEING ABLE TO GET MARRIED BECAUSE OF THAT BOOK.
^ that comment
Not being able to get married because of that book, or because of incompetent legislature and close-minded, pharisaic right-wingers? I’m sorry if some people who call themselves Christians have wronged you, but would it be right for the families of 9/11 victims to microwave a pizza on top of the Quran?
If you truly believe this is the greatest picture on Tumblr, then you are a close-minded fool, just as you believe those “Christians” to be, and I’m really sorry for you.
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Clicking on this video I was not prepared to be so shocked by what I saw. This is not another make-up tutorial posted on Youtube like I expected on how to cover up dark circles or how to look like fucking Angelina Jolie. It is incredibly powerful.
Her face when she hears a noise..I know that fear too well.
Aug 09 Reblogged
The drinking age in my opinion really should be 18 because if you can go and get yourself killed in Afghanistan and vote for the president of our country as a legal adult you should be able to drink a beer I mean damn
1. If you’re actually serving in another country, you’re totally allowed to drink because in those countries, the drinking age is lower.
2. Less than 60% of US residents 18 and older voted in the 2008 presidential election. Voting is not mandatory, and neither is military service.
3. Like anyone actually follows the law.
I’m not saying the drinking age should be 21 or 18 but this particular argument is getting tiresome.
Aug 08 Reblogged
In Focus: Monsoon Rain Floods Manila
Images: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images, AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images
The capital city of the Philippines has been drenched by heavy, deadly rainfall for 11 days now, beginning with the arrival of Typhoon Saola last week, leading to mudslides and extensive flooding. About 60 percent of Manila is currently flooded, and authorities are reporting 72 deaths so far. Nearly 850,000 remain stranded or displaced, as residents wait for a break in the downpour, predicted to begin on Thursday.
I’m glad the Philippines is a proud nation of very kind, well-intentioned people, but they do not take care of their own land or of each other until something like this happens. It will take some kind of miracle and great leadership to steer the nation back to a path of progress. Until then, their pride is all they will have.
President Aquino warned the public that the government did not have “infinite capabilities” to deal with the natural disaster. Did any of us think they had ANY capability? I have no doubt that that country will pull itself back up, but I have no faith that things will get any better than they were.
Words for teenagers
Northland College principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. “Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘what can we do, where can we go?’
“My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.
“The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you!”
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Jul 01 Reblogged
The Cross of St. Peter - Simon Peter was crucified upside down upon his request, as he felt he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner that Jesus died. As such, some Catholics use this cross as a symbol of humility and unworthiness in comparison to Jesus.