And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

deonte-s:

being high is what being an animal feels like, the lesser brain development the more high

have any of else have this thought before? i think we can know exactly the feel of animals, what it really feels like to be any kind of animals. im at a little less than great ape level so far as i can tell because i can type words on a keyboard and they can do that too. great ape level is pretty much the lowest level of high you can get before you can start feeling what an animal feels like. unless you are going down the line of human ancestors in which case start with zero high and the years of brain development start ticking back in time.

anyway, i think that is something real. i wonder if high scientists have figured it out but not told anybody. hmm…

anyway, i think there’s something to it, give it a thought some time if you have some time.

remember the phrase: being high is what an animal feels like :when you are high and you will be able to jack into it. it’s very worth seeing. i think humans can get kind of far down the line but if you get farther than to about cats and dogs it will (my conjecture) feel like you’re passing out and that means that humans will never know the feel of even dogs and cats, let alone even more simpler creatures … you can only imagine this, when you’re high. :-/ :-)

anyway excuse the smiley faces, this is supposed to be my big professional day for the presentation of “animals feel high” press conference announcement and i have to look professional or they will dismiss me without hearing the god damned announcement of the century that will change the face of scence.

tramampoline:

cupcakesflying:

ships with height differences <333

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middleschooljazzbands:

when people list “eating” as a hobby or interest as if it’s not a basic human function it’s like ya i know you’re tryin to be ironic and relatable but could you even be more lowest-common-denominator for real

challengerapproaching:

Warning!  Three New Challengers (Five?) Approaching!!

rock-bomber:

burn_heal

rock-bomber:

burn_heal

deonte-s:

fuk, fukc, oh fuck, fuck

deonte-s:

fuk, fukc, oh fuck, fuck

creatures-alive:

Tando (via 500px / sleeping Tando by Hendy Mp)

(Source: wheniwasyourman)

mindblowingscience:

oh-totoro:

Studio Ghibli Trivia 3In 2013 scientists in Vietnam named a newly discovered species of velvet worm the Eoperipatus totoro, on account of its resemblance to the multi-legged Catbus from My Neighbour Totoro.

Read more about this cool critter, here.

mindblowingscience:

oh-totoro:

Studio Ghibli Trivia 3

In 2013 scientists in Vietnam named a newly discovered species of velvet worm the Eoperipatus totoro, on account of its resemblance to the multi-legged Catbus from My Neighbour Totoro.

Read more about this cool critter, here.

(Source: oh-totoro)

tanku:

lol tumblr

tanku:

lol tumblr

libutron:

Mother and baby Gerenuk 
The Gerenuk, Litocranius walleri (Bovidae), is a small, delicate antelope which lives in the remote desert areas of Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The elongated neck allows it to browse higher up than other antelopes its size. Gerenuks can often be seen feeding erect – standing on their hind legs.
Incredibly, the gerenuk is believed to be independent of free water. This is a great advantage in its semi-arid habitat, as the gerenuk therefore does not have to undertake long journeys in search of water. Instead, the sedentary gerenuk is thought to obtain all the moisture it requires through its diet.
This species is considered as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Michael Sheridan
Locality: Samburu National Park, Kenya

libutron:

Mother and baby Gerenuk

The Gerenuk, Litocranius walleri (Bovidae), is a small, delicate antelope which lives in the remote desert areas of Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The elongated neck allows it to browse higher up than other antelopes its size. Gerenuks can often be seen feeding erect – standing on their hind legs.

Incredibly, the gerenuk is believed to be independent of free water. This is a great advantage in its semi-arid habitat, as the gerenuk therefore does not have to undertake long journeys in search of water. Instead, the sedentary gerenuk is thought to obtain all the moisture it requires through its diet.

This species is considered as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Michael Sheridan

Locality: Samburu National Park, Kenya

almostwalrus:

wonderali:

thenigerianassassin:

snowbunnysampson:

postracialcomments:

First female black student-president at nation’s most expensive prep school is forced to resign after ‘offensive’ photographs of her mocking ‘typical white classmates’ emerge online
The former black student body president at a pricey New Jersey prep school was forced to resign from her leadership position earlier this year after she posted a series of photos on the Internet, in which she is seen dressed as what she describes to be the typical male, white student at the school.
In the photos, former Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson is seen wearing L.L. Bean duck boots, a Yale University sweatshirt and is holding a hockey stick, which she says is representative of the typical ‘Lawrenceville boi.’
In addition to the photos, she added hashtags like ‘#romney2016,’ ‘#confederate,’ and ‘#peakedinhighschool.’
Peterson explains that the photos were meant as a joke in response to complaints made by students about her senior photos, in which she and 10 friends - all of whom were black - are seen raising their fists in a ‘Black Power’ salute. 
'I understand why I hurt people’s feelings, but I didn’t become president to make sure rich white guys had more representation on campus,' she told the website. 'Let’s be honest. They’re not the ones that feel uncomfortable here.'
Some of Peterson’s classmates, however, didn’t see the humor in her ‘racist’ photos.
'You’re the student body president, and you’re mocking and blatantly insulting a large group of the school’s male population,' one student commented on the photo.
Peterson’s response to the comment only made things worse.
'Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians,' Peterson responded. 'If that’s a large portion of the school’s male population, then I think the issue is not with my bringing attention to it in a lighthearted way, but rather why no one has brought attention to it before…'
Both students and faculty members felt the images were offensive, and that ‘it was not fitting of a student leader to make comments mocking members of the community,’ Dean of Students Nancy Thomas told the Lawrenceville student paper.
Peterson’s take on race has irritated her classmates in the past, as well.
In 2012, following the re-election of President Barack Obama, Peterson wrote on Facebook about how proud she was that an African-American was president - and threw in a sarcastic jab at white people.
'As a black and Latino, gay woman in the United States of America, today is a momentous day,' she wrote. 'I’m sorry to all the rich white men who have failed to elect a president that endorses their greed.'
Some of her classmates felt the Facebook post was racist.
'I’m gonna have to assume from your political beliefs and what you’ve said that you do not pay for your Lawrenceville tuition in its entirety,' one student wrote. 'But do you know who pays for that? Yeah, that would be all those greedy white men who actually worked for their fortune, not relied on the government to support them. Just saying.'
Peterson’s family paid full tuition at the school.
Peterson’s getting elected student body president worried many of her classmates, as they believed she was alienating a large portion of the student body with her controversial comments about white classmates
One former student said Peterson’s photos - and overall attitude, ‘violated the spirit of the Lawrenceville community.’
'It was hateful. It wasn’t inclusive,' the student, identified only as David, said. 'When I think of Maya Peterson, I don’t think of someone who is an avid proponent of progress or of inclusiveness. I think of someone who is hateful. She had a hateful spirit.
Source
Lord look at this madness
I SUPPORT MAYA PETERSON!!!!

I have never felt more love for someone that I have never met than I do for this young woman.  I thought she would apologize but in the boldness of her reasoning I saw no lies.
Maya Paterson for some public office in the future?  Presidency maybe..

Blackface African parties: Silence
Native American mocking parties-Silence
Urban Black culture mocking parties-Silence
Black woman with a hockey stick-OMG REVERSE RACISM!!!
I honestly believe she was making a point and their reaction made her point perfectly. 

bless this young woman.

Oh, it wasn’t “inclusive?” Welcome to the everyday experience of women, LGBTA people, POC, and countless others in the world. Sorry to show you how the other three-fourths live, white boy.

almostwalrus:

wonderali:

thenigerianassassin:

snowbunnysampson:

postracialcomments:

First female black student-president at nation’s most expensive prep school is forced to resign after ‘offensive’ photographs of her mocking ‘typical white classmates’ emerge online

The former black student body president at a pricey New Jersey prep school was forced to resign from her leadership position earlier this year after she posted a series of photos on the Internet, in which she is seen dressed as what she describes to be the typical male, white student at the school.

In the photos, former Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson is seen wearing L.L. Bean duck boots, a Yale University sweatshirt and is holding a hockey stick, which she says is representative of the typical ‘Lawrenceville boi.’

In addition to the photos, she added hashtags like ‘#romney2016,’ ‘#confederate,’ and ‘#peakedinhighschool.’


Peterson explains that the photos were meant as a joke in response to complaints made by students about her senior photos, in which she and 10 friends - all of whom were black - are seen raising their fists in a ‘Black Power’ salute. 

'I understand why I hurt people’s feelings, but I didn’t become president to make sure rich white guys had more representation on campus,' she told the website. 'Let’s be honest. They’re not the ones that feel uncomfortable here.'

Some of Peterson’s classmates, however, didn’t see the humor in her ‘racist’ photos.

'You’re the student body president, and you’re mocking and blatantly insulting a large group of the school’s male population,' one student commented on the photo.

Peterson’s response to the comment only made things worse.

'Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians,' Peterson responded. 'If that’s a large portion of the school’s male population, then I think the issue is not with my bringing attention to it in a lighthearted way, but rather why no one has brought attention to it before…'

Both students and faculty members felt the images were offensive, and that ‘it was not fitting of a student leader to make comments mocking members of the community,’ Dean of Students Nancy Thomas told the Lawrenceville student paper.

Peterson’s take on race has irritated her classmates in the past, as well.

In 2012, following the re-election of President Barack Obama, Peterson wrote on Facebook about how proud she was that an African-American was president - and threw in a sarcastic jab at white people.

'As a black and Latino, gay woman in the United States of America, today is a momentous day,' she wrote. 'I’m sorry to all the rich white men who have failed to elect a president that endorses their greed.'

Some of her classmates felt the Facebook post was racist.

'I’m gonna have to assume from your political beliefs and what you’ve said that you do not pay for your Lawrenceville tuition in its entirety,' one student wrote. 'But do you know who pays for that? Yeah, that would be all those greedy white men who actually worked for their fortune, not relied on the government to support them. Just saying.'

Peterson’s family paid full tuition at the school.

Peterson’s getting elected student body president worried many of her classmates, as they believed she was alienating a large portion of the student body with her controversial comments about white classmates

One former student said Peterson’s photos - and overall attitude, ‘violated the spirit of the Lawrenceville community.’

'It was hateful. It wasn’t inclusive,' the student, identified only as David, said. 'When I think of Maya Peterson, I don’t think of someone who is an avid proponent of progress or of inclusiveness. I think of someone who is hateful. She had a hateful spirit.



Source

Lord look at this madness

I SUPPORT MAYA PETERSON!!!!

I have never felt more love for someone that I have never met than I do for this young woman.  I thought she would apologize but in the boldness of her reasoning I saw no lies.

Maya Paterson for some public office in the future?  Presidency maybe..

Blackface African parties: Silence

Native American mocking parties-Silence

Urban Black culture mocking parties-Silence

Black woman with a hockey stick-OMG REVERSE RACISM!!!

I honestly believe she was making a point and their reaction made her point perfectly. 

bless this young woman.

Oh, it wasn’t “inclusive?” Welcome to the everyday experience of women, LGBTA people, POC, and countless others in the world. Sorry to show you how the other three-fourths live, white boy.