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navigator: THINK BEFORE YOU PINK MY MOTHER DIED FROM BREAST CANCER 2/11/2000 SUSAN G. KOMEN ONLY GIVES LESS THAN 2 0% OF DONATIONS TO CANCER RESEARCH THEIR CEOMAKES $684,000 A YEAR So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung i her car window Stay woke pual1010 Is this true? Nat only is it true, it gets worse The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued competing" charities, because (paraphrasing) their message or branding was infringing You read that correctly they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves. MAKE GIFS AT GIFSOUP COM Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST beanmom Some links undation has (reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/1397) Reblog every time I see it. Roughly once a month. blockmind Also please never forget the pink fracking drill bit Doing Our Bit for the Cure that's right fracking you know, a process using chemicals known to cause cancer that leech into the water supply alexithymia42 It's that time of year again, please remember Komen is the actual worst sofia-ciel Komen For The Cure is pretty much awful My mother died in 1996 from breast cancer. Most cancer charities are scams, in that people throw fancy parties and get rich off them and very little money goes into research or support for patients Here are some vetted cancer charities that get good scores on Charity Navigator and pay medical expenses or fund research: Signal boosting this emmalily Reblogging from myself because it's October now 969,381 notes Oct 3rd, 2018 Think before you pink
 navigator: THINK BEFORE
 YOU PINK
 MY MOTHER DIED FROM BREAST CANCER
 2/11/2000
 SUSAN G. KOMEN ONLY GIVES LESS THAN
 2 0% OF DONATIONS TO CANCER RESEARCH
 THEIR CEOMAKES $684,000 A YEAR
 So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her
 that meme. A sign she hung i
 her car window
 Stay woke
 pual1010
 Is this true?
 Nat only is it true, it gets worse The Susan G Komen For The Cure
 Foundation has actually successfully sued competing" charities,
 because (paraphrasing) their message or branding was infringing
 You read that correctly they took money that people had donated to
 cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of
 people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their
 donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.
 MAKE GIFS AT GIFSOUP COM
 Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and
 seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL
 WORST
 beanmom
 Some links
 undation has
 (reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer,
 11/1397)
 Reblog every time I see it. Roughly once a month.
 blockmind
 Also please never forget the pink fracking drill bit
 Doing Our Bit
 for the Cure
 that's right
 fracking
 you know, a process using chemicals known to cause cancer that
 leech into the water supply
 alexithymia42
 It's that time of year again, please remember Komen is the actual
 worst
 sofia-ciel
 Komen For The Cure is pretty much awful
 My mother died in 1996 from breast cancer. Most cancer charities
 are scams, in that people throw fancy parties and get rich off them
 and very little money goes into research or support for patients Here
 are some vetted cancer charities that get good scores on Charity
 Navigator and pay medical expenses or fund research:
 Signal boosting this
 emmalily
 Reblogging from myself because it's October now
 969,381 notes Oct 3rd, 2018
Think before you pink

Think before you pink

navigator: This is probably the best customer service exchange ever... Netflix Customer Service You are now chatting with: Michael 16 minutes ago You I have a problem to report Netilix Michael This is Cpt. Mike of the good ship Netfiox, which member of the crew am I speaking with 6 minutes ag 6 minutes ag You 6 minutes ago Greetings, Captain. Lt. Norm here 15 minutes ago Engineering has a problem to report Netflix Michael LT, what seems to be the problem? 15 minutes ago 5 minutes ag Visual displays are erratic, sir 4 minutes ago season 5, episode 13 of Parks and Recreation is behaving oddly Netflix Michael How so, LT? You at 5 minutes of operation You 4 minutes ago 4 minutes ago 14 minutes ago 4 minutes ago the visual creates a temporal loop 4 minutes ag and nearly 3 seconds of footage repeats over and over again 3 minutes ago Our ship seems to be immune to the eflect, as our lves are not actually repeating over and over Netflix Michael Oh, no. LTI told you no watching Netfiox while we sail through the Burmuda Triangle. ) 3 minstes a 3 minutes ago Dammit, m an engineer, not a navigator Netflix Michael 3 minutes ago 2 minutes ago We are not sure whether our instruments are at fault, or if some anomaly is present Netflix Micha LT Norm, does this happen at any other points on any other shows? minutes ago 11 สunutes ago But, this temporal loop has occurred at the same place on three separate days You no other episodes of ether Parks and Rec or other shows have been affected You We have attempted restarting the episode from the beginning, and she didn't budge minutes ag 0 minutes ago 0 minutes ago Netflix Micha LT. that is no good at all. 0 minutes ag We also attempted to start the episode "after the anomaly, and we were pulled back in and the loop continued minsites ag Ok. I will get this issue fagged so our techs can look at it minutes ag Worst of all, Captain.. the dalogue . It looped over Councilwoman Knope saying, This s real lide. This is real Ide. This is real lde WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Netflix Michal minutes ag HAHA Netlix Michal That is a homible place to get stuck Netflix Michaal Councilwoman Knope is such a worrier minutes ag 8 minutes ago 1 minutes ag Indeed, Captain. Netlix Michael 0 minutes ago 0 minutes ago [Oh, also, your report a problem with streaming wasn't working a minute ago. Hence this chat, which also happens to be best customer senice experience I think I have ever minutes ago Well thank you. Netllix Michael We got that reported on our end minutes ag minutes ago This needs to go on a blog somewhere minutes ag you will get a prompt to receive a transcript of this conversation when we are done. 8minutes ago Netflix Michael LT Norm, are there any other Netflix issues I could help you with today? You I almost wish there were minutes ago 7 minutes ago minutes ago Hehe:) Have a wonderful night. And one more thing, if you wouldn't mind, please stay online for a one question survey You minutes ago This chat session has ended you satisfied with your Netflix experience? No Thanks for your feedback you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com lolzandtrollz:Guy Goes Online To Complain, The Best Thing Happens
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 service exchange ever...
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 Greetings, Captain. Lt. Norm here
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 Visual displays are erratic, sir
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 season 5, episode 13 of Parks and Recreation is behaving oddly
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 Dammit, m an engineer, not a navigator
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navigator: SS WARRIMOO EQUATOR INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31’ N and LONG 179 30’ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many: The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere in the middle of summer.  The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere in the middle of winter.  The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899. In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900. This ship was therefore not only in: Two different days, Two different months, Two different years, Two different seasons But in two different centuries - all at the same time! What an absolute ledge.
 navigator: SS WARRIMOO
 EQUATOR
 INTERNATIONAL
 DATE LINE
rhube:

rockyp77:



GREAT SEA STORY
The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31’ N and LONG 179 30’ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime.


He called his navigators to the bridge to check  double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed.

The calm weather  clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many:


The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere  in the middle of summer. 

The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere  in the middle of winter. 

The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899.

In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900.



This ship was therefore not only in:


Two different days,



Two different months,



Two different years,



Two different seasons



But in two different centuries - all at the same time!

What an absolute ledge.

rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific...

navigator: this-tragic-affair Charities/organisations to avoid: PETA: They'd rather spend their money on publicity campaigns than on the animals in their care. PETA killed 73.8% of the animals in their care in 2015 (x) FCKH8: Is a for-profit company that exploits oppressed groups for money. They're also wildly uninformed, and spread misogyny, cissexism and bi/panphobia, as well as stealing their posts/designs (x) Autism Speaks: They spend most of their money on researching a way to eliminate autism, heighten the stigma against autism and don't have a single autistic person on their board (x) Please support other, better charities, and feel free to add any others you can think of to this paintedspectres Susan G. Komen for the Cure: CEO makes insane amounts of money, they deny a lot of requests for wigs/help with treatment/etc., and have attempted to sue other charities that use the color pink as part of their anti-breast cancer campaign. xx) prochoice-or-gtfo The Salvation Army: They promote the hatred of LGBT+ people, work with fundamentalist Christian groups to support conservative politics and rip off and exploit workers. (xxx) shitpost-senpai Wounded Warrior: They take money that should be spent on veterans and blow it on huge opulent parties for the company bigwigs. 26 million in 2014 alone wasted! x x) thefingerfuckingfemalefury Important reminder to NOT waste any money donating to these groups ayellowbirds Reblogging because of the added info about Wounded Warrior. arch4ngel A good way to know if a nonprofit you're donating to is allocating their money in the right way is to check out their Charity Navigator darkbookworm13 Signal boosting, the bell ringers are out in force, and this info is too important ayamccabre Depending on where you are, charity budgets may be public. There's a good chance you can find out exactly where the money is going fuck all these “charities”
 navigator: this-tragic-affair
 Charities/organisations to
 avoid:
 PETA: They'd rather spend their money on
 publicity campaigns than on the animals in their
 care. PETA killed 73.8% of the animals in their
 care in 2015 (x)
 FCKH8: Is a for-profit company that exploits
 oppressed groups for money. They're also
 wildly uninformed, and spread misogyny,
 cissexism and bi/panphobia, as well as stealing
 their posts/designs (x)
 Autism Speaks: They spend most of their
 money on researching a way to eliminate
 autism, heighten the stigma against autism and
 don't have a single autistic person on their
 board (x)
 Please support other, better charities, and feel
 free to add any others you can think of to this
 paintedspectres
 Susan G. Komen for the Cure: CEO makes
 insane amounts of money, they deny a lot of
 requests for wigs/help with treatment/etc., and
 have attempted to sue other charities that use
 the color pink as part of their anti-breast
 cancer campaign. xx)
 prochoice-or-gtfo
 The Salvation Army: They promote the hatred
 of LGBT+ people, work with fundamentalist
 Christian groups to support conservative
 politics and rip off and exploit workers. (xxx)
 shitpost-senpai
 Wounded Warrior: They take money that
 should be spent on veterans and blow it on
 huge opulent parties for the company bigwigs.
 26 million in 2014 alone wasted! x x)
 thefingerfuckingfemalefury
 Important reminder to NOT waste any money
 donating to these groups
 ayellowbirds
 Reblogging because of the added info about
 Wounded Warrior.
 arch4ngel
 A good way to know if a nonprofit you're
 donating to is allocating their money in the right
 way is to check out their Charity Navigator
 darkbookworm13
 Signal boosting, the bell ringers are out in
 force, and this info is too important
 ayamccabre
 Depending on where you are, charity budgets
 may be public. There's a good chance you can
 find out exactly where the money is going
fuck all these “charities”

fuck all these “charities”

navigator: spacehumans-inspace Humans are ADAPTABLE. As FUCK. Just because something happens to a limb, or part of the body, or a sense, it doesn't actually mean anything. Loose a limb? Put a new one on. Broken bone split open the skin? Pop it back into place and stitch it up. Paralyzed/ physically incapacitated? Wheelchair. Heart problems? Here's a new one. Or, even better, a ROBOT one. Blind? Well, who's to say we don't just outright develop echolocation? Humans are are amazing at adapting to situations that would totally ruin or kill any amount of other species Our adaptability and ingenuity in the application of tools and aides set us apart from other alien species, because who else, apart from stubborn, mad geniuses, would think 'right, something's broken beyond all repair? Or even gone completely? We can sort that out. "Right. So, you're telling me, that you lost BOTH of your legs in war, and instead of dying because you've lost half your body, you just... stuck new ones on?" "Basically, yeah. They're bio-mechanical and detachable. Wanna see?" "Wait, you're paralyzed from the waist down? But surely that's enough of an excuse to... stop working? Rest? You're stuck in that wheeled contraption! Isn't that horrendously awkward and tiring?" "Stuck? Dude, if I didn't have a wheelchair, THEN I'd be stuck. It can be awkward, sure, when places don't have ramps and wide enough doors and stuff, but apart from that, the chair lets me... be free again. It allows me to move and be a contributing human being again. Just, yknow. I've got wheels instead of legs." "You're blind? Wait, if you can't see, then why are you on this ship? Our visually impaired never pass even the first level of clearance Well, I'm hardly a navigator, am I? I'm a translator, I don't need to see. I can speak five earth languages and seven alien languages, and I can get around perfectlyI fine, thank you very much. Besides, that's why l've got my cane "But... you can't see? How can you read?" "Braille, mate. Besides, nobody writes anymore. It's all audio or that brain transmission telepathy shit anyway. "Your crewmate appears to act differently to most other humans I've encountered?" "Oh, Alec? He's lovely. He's got this thing called Aspergers, and whilst there's nothing technically wrong with him, it just means he... he processes things differently to someone without it. He doesn't understand jokes or sarcasm or anything, but he's really kind, and has an amazing green thumb. He tends to the onboard gardens." Right, so I've tried to make a little bit of disability positivity in this little drabble here. If anything I've written here upsets anyone, or appears as incorrect, I apologize sincerely! 2,474 notas positive-memes 99+ Humans are beautiful
 navigator: spacehumans-inspace
 Humans are ADAPTABLE. As FUCK. Just because
 something happens to a limb, or part of the body, or
 a sense, it doesn't actually mean anything. Loose a
 limb? Put a new one on. Broken bone split open the
 skin? Pop it back into place and stitch it up. Paralyzed/
 physically incapacitated? Wheelchair. Heart problems?
 Here's a new one. Or, even better, a ROBOT one. Blind?
 Well, who's to say we don't just outright develop
 echolocation? Humans are are amazing at adapting to
 situations that would totally ruin or kill any amount of
 other species
 Our adaptability and ingenuity in the application of
 tools and aides set us apart from other alien species,
 because who else, apart from stubborn, mad geniuses,
 would think 'right, something's broken beyond all repair?
 Or even gone completely? We can sort that out.
 "Right. So, you're telling me, that you lost BOTH of your
 legs in war, and instead of dying because you've lost
 half your body, you just... stuck new ones on?"
 "Basically, yeah. They're bio-mechanical and
 detachable. Wanna see?"
 "Wait, you're paralyzed from the waist down? But surely
 that's enough of an excuse to... stop working? Rest?
 You're stuck in that wheeled contraption! Isn't that
 horrendously awkward and tiring?"
 "Stuck? Dude, if I didn't have a wheelchair, THEN I'd be
 stuck. It can be awkward, sure, when places don't have
 ramps and wide enough doors and stuff, but apart from
 that, the chair lets me... be free again. It allows me to
 move and be a contributing human being again. Just,
 yknow. I've got wheels instead of legs."
 "You're blind? Wait, if you can't see, then why are you on
 this ship? Our visually impaired never pass even the first
 level of clearance
 Well, I'm hardly a navigator, am I? I'm a translator, I
 don't need to see. I can speak five earth languages and
 seven alien languages, and I can get around perfectlyI
 fine, thank you very much. Besides, that's why l've got
 my cane
 "But... you can't see? How can you read?"
 "Braille, mate. Besides, nobody writes anymore. It's all
 audio or that brain transmission telepathy shit anyway.
 "Your crewmate appears to act differently to most other
 humans I've encountered?"
 "Oh, Alec? He's lovely. He's got this thing called
 Aspergers, and whilst there's nothing technically
 wrong with him, it just means he... he processes
 things differently to someone without it. He doesn't
 understand jokes or sarcasm or anything, but he's really
 kind, and has an amazing green thumb. He tends to the
 onboard gardens."
 Right, so I've tried to make a little bit of disability
 positivity in this little drabble here. If anything I've
 written here upsets anyone, or appears as incorrect, I
 apologize sincerely!
 2,474 notas
 positive-memes
 99+
Humans are beautiful

Humans are beautiful

navigator: THINK BEFORE YOU PINK MY MOTHER DIED FROM BREAST CANCER 2/11/2000 SUSAN G. KOMEN ONLY GIVES LESS THAN 2 0% OF DONATIONS TO CANCER RESEARCH THEIR CEO MAKES $684,000 A YEA croxovergoddess: emmalily: offending-the-offended: imaginarycircus: sofia-ciel: alexithymia42: blockmind: hello-missdolly: beanmom: nospockdasgay: redbloodedamerica: mallninjacode: pual1010: brownglucose: stunningpicture: So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window. Stay woke Is this true? Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.” You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves. Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST Some links… http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/ http://www.somethingawful.com/feature-articles/for-the-cure/ http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/132728/susan_g_komen_foundation_has (reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97) Reblog every time I see it. Roughly once a month. Also please never forget the pink fracking drill bit that’s right frackingyou know, a process using chemicals known to cause cancer that leech into the water supply http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/10/baker-hughes-fights-breast-cancer-pink-fracking-drill-bits/ http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/pink-drill-bits-bring-complaints-komen-tie-fracking-n223166 It’s that time of year again, please remember Komen is the actual worst Komen For The Cure is pretty much awful. My mother died in 1996 from breast cancer. Most cancer charities are scams, in that people throw fancy parties and get rich off them and very little money goes into research or support for patients. Here are some vetted cancer charities that get good scores on Charity Navigator and pay medical expenses or fund research: Breast Cancer Research Foundation Cancer Research Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 63 four star rated cancer charities on charity navigator Signal boosting this Reblogging from myself because it’s October now Always sharing
 navigator: THINK BEFORE
 YOU PINK
 MY MOTHER DIED FROM BREAST CANCER
 2/11/2000
 SUSAN G. KOMEN ONLY GIVES LESS THAN
 2 0% OF DONATIONS TO CANCER RESEARCH
 THEIR CEO MAKES $684,000 A YEA
croxovergoddess:
emmalily:

offending-the-offended:

imaginarycircus:

sofia-ciel:

alexithymia42:

blockmind:

hello-missdolly:

beanmom:

nospockdasgay:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.



Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST

Some links…
http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/
http://www.somethingawful.com/feature-articles/for-the-cure/
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/132728/susan_g_komen_foundation_has
(reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97)

Reblog every time I see it. Roughly once a month.

Also please never forget the pink fracking drill bit
that’s right frackingyou know, a process using chemicals known to cause cancer that leech into the water supply 
http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/10/baker-hughes-fights-breast-cancer-pink-fracking-drill-bits/
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/pink-drill-bits-bring-complaints-komen-tie-fracking-n223166

It’s that time of year again, please remember Komen is the actual worst

Komen For The Cure is pretty much awful.

My mother died in 1996 from breast cancer. Most cancer charities are scams, in that people throw fancy parties and get rich off them and very little money goes into research or support for patients. Here are some vetted cancer charities that get good scores on Charity Navigator and pay medical expenses or fund research:
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Cancer Research Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
63 four star rated cancer charities on charity navigator

Signal boosting this


Reblogging from myself because it’s October now


Always sharing

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 navigator: ANDREIEVICH

 NAVIGATOR
christhepine:

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navigator: GAINST F SAVES A MERICA DAY THRE Dear Citizen, In order to deliver on our promise to save America, we knew we needed to tackle our country's biggest issue: wealth inequality. The richest 0.1% of Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 90% our lawyers wouldn't let us pursue our first choice - a campaign to eat all the rich Cards Against Humanity has redistributed your wealth Using the survey you filled out when you signed up, we identified the 100 poorest people and live in their houses so we settled for something more achievable. Today recipients and sent them each a check for $1,000. To see how this $1,000 is impacting these people's lives, read their stories at CardsAgainstHumanityRedistributesYourWealth.com The next 10,000 poorest recipients got a $15 refund check. You got nothing. And if you don't like it, tough titties love you, Cards Against Humanity My money stolen by Cards Against Humanity and redistributed to people poorer than me. Oh shit! I just got SAGAINSTHUMANITYSAVESA Cards Against Humanity Cards Against Humanity fandomsandfeminism: systlin: republicansareahategroup: jinglemurdocks: friendly-neighborhood-patriarch: cyrodiil-burns: kasaron: systlin: strutsonicely: tomyfancy: systlin: I’M DYING Day 3 of 5 “Dear Citizen, In order to deliver on our promise to save America, we knew we needed to tackle our country’s biggest issue: wealth inequality. The richest 0.1% of Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Our lawyers wouldn’t let us pursue our first choice - a campaign to eat all the rich people and live in their homes - so we settled for something more achievable. Today, Card Against Humanity has redistributed your wealth. Using the survey you filled out when you signed up, we identified the 100 poorest recipients and sent them each  check for $1,000. To see how this $1,000 is impacting these peoples lives, read their stories at CardsAgainstHumanityRedistributesYourWealth.com. The next 10,000 poorest recipients got a $15 refund check. You got nothing. And if you don’t like it, tough titties. I love you, Cards Against Humanity” I was one of the 100 to get the check from these folks, and holy shit I was CACKLING at the hurt people on Facebook. Some people only cared about their precious $15 when it helped the poor. Congrats! I’m thrilled that some of my $$$ went to people who needed it.  This is actually kinda sketchy. If they had more than 17,000 people participate, they start turning a profit (you need around 7,000 “donators” to give 100 people $1,000USD, and then 10,000 people to get their $15USD refund). They got 150,000 people to donate. That means they made around 2 million dollars USD in profit. Since they are NOT a charity organization, they have no responsibility to inform the public of what they’re spending that money on, and how much gets fed into pockets of their own bigwigs.  I repeat, this is a mega, MEGA sketchy scheme that relies on the good-will of others and their own branding as a quirky company to possibly turn a massive profit, and it gave them free advertising through social media and news media. I’m glad some of it went to people who needed it; but the fact that around 4% of the proceeds went into those checks went to the donations/gifts, and a total of 11% was either returned or gifted. 89% of it went into CAH’s pockets should be a significant wake-up call as to the real intent behind this.  Lmao way to get capitalized on Socialists getting fooled by fake wokers TBH it’s not a good idea to give money to companies that haven’t been rated by Charity Navigator. CAH is stealing, using #wokeness as a shield, and the gullible are falling for it. You’re all fucking dumbasses. Nobody “donated” to CAH for this promotion you fuckwads, people paid $15 to be a part of it and get whatever surprises they threw at customers. The amount of people in the notes who have no fucking idea about what this promotion was or how it was marketed acting like CAH is some false charity is fucking astonishing ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Seriously the amount of people on this post fundamentally misunderstanding the whole concept of the CAH holiday event and thinking I and the other people who bought it got duped is ridiculous.  We didn’t donate the money, you dopes. We bought a product that we knew would would make us laugh our assess off and CAH delivered while also doing some nice stuff for other people.  Fuckin’ hell.  Also, THIS isn’t the only part of the holiday event. Everyone’s $15 also paid for: Day 1: they bought a piece of land along the border and hired a public domain lawyer, just to slow down Trumps wall. Day 2: the good news podcast, production, and all of the stickers/posters for it Day 3: the Wealth Distribution Day 4: they paid for a shit ton of Donor’s Choose projects for teachers. Day 5: they ran “pulse of the nation ” polling. So of course not ALL the money went towards JUST day 3. That was never the plan?!
 navigator: GAINST F
 SAVES A MERICA
 DAY
 THRE
 Dear Citizen,
 In order to deliver on our promise to save America, we knew we needed to tackle our
 country's biggest issue: wealth inequality. The richest 0.1% of Americans have as much
 wealth as the bottom 90%
 our lawyers wouldn't let us pursue our first choice - a campaign to eat all the rich
 Cards Against Humanity has redistributed your wealth
 Using the survey you filled out when you signed up, we identified the 100 poorest
 people and live in their houses so we settled for something more achievable. Today
 recipients and sent them each a check for $1,000. To see how this $1,000 is impacting
 these people's lives, read their stories at CardsAgainstHumanityRedistributesYourWealth.com
 The next 10,000 poorest recipients got a $15 refund check.
 You got nothing. And if you don't like it, tough titties
 love you,
 Cards Against Humanity
 My money stolen
 by Cards Against
 Humanity and
 redistributed to
 people poorer
 than me.
 Oh shit! I just got
 SAGAINSTHUMANITYSAVESA
 Cards Against Humanity
 Cards Against Humanity
fandomsandfeminism:
systlin:


republicansareahategroup:

jinglemurdocks:

friendly-neighborhood-patriarch:


cyrodiil-burns:


kasaron:


systlin:

strutsonicely:

tomyfancy:

systlin:
I’M DYING
Day 3 of 5
“Dear Citizen,
In order to deliver on our promise to save America, we knew we needed to tackle our country’s biggest issue: wealth inequality. The richest 0.1% of Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
Our lawyers wouldn’t let us pursue our first choice - a campaign to eat all the rich people and live in their homes - so we settled for something more achievable. Today, Card Against Humanity has redistributed your wealth.
Using the survey you filled out when you signed up, we identified the 100 poorest recipients and sent them each  check for $1,000. To see how this $1,000 is impacting these peoples lives, read their stories at CardsAgainstHumanityRedistributesYourWealth.com. The next 10,000 poorest recipients got a $15 refund check.
You got nothing. And if you don’t like it, tough titties.
I love you,
Cards Against Humanity”


I was one of the 100 to get the check from these folks, and holy shit I was CACKLING at the hurt people on Facebook. Some people only cared about their precious $15 when it helped the poor. 

Congrats! I’m thrilled that some of my $$$ went to people who needed it. 

This is actually kinda sketchy.
If they had more than 17,000 people participate, they start turning a profit (you need around 7,000 “donators” to give 100 people $1,000USD, and then 10,000 people to get their $15USD refund).
They got 150,000 people to donate.
That means they made around 2 million dollars USD in profit.
Since they are NOT a charity organization, they have no responsibility to inform the public of what they’re spending that money on, and how much gets fed into pockets of their own bigwigs. 
I repeat, this is a mega, MEGA sketchy scheme that relies on the good-will of others and their own branding as a quirky company to possibly turn a massive profit, and it gave them free advertising through social media and news media.
I’m glad some of it went to people who needed it; but the fact that around 4% of the proceeds went into those checks went to the donations/gifts, and a total of 11% was either returned or gifted. 89% of it went into CAH’s pockets should be a significant wake-up call as to the real intent behind this. 


Lmao way to get capitalized on


Socialists getting fooled by fake wokers


TBH it’s not a good idea to give money to companies that haven’t been rated by Charity Navigator. CAH is stealing, using #wokeness as a shield, and the gullible are falling for it.

You’re all fucking dumbasses. Nobody “donated” to CAH for this promotion you fuckwads, people paid $15 to be a part of it and get whatever surprises they threw at customers. The amount of people in the notes who have no fucking idea about what this promotion was or how it was marketed acting like CAH is some false charity is fucking astonishing

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Seriously the amount of people on this post fundamentally misunderstanding the whole concept of the CAH holiday event and thinking I and the other people who bought it got duped is ridiculous. 
We didn’t donate the money, you dopes. We bought a product that we knew would would make us laugh our assess off and CAH delivered while also doing some nice stuff for other people. 
Fuckin’ hell. 


Also, THIS isn’t the only part of the holiday event. Everyone’s $15 also paid for:
Day 1: they bought a piece of land along the border and hired a public domain lawyer, just to slow down Trumps wall. 
Day 2: the good news podcast, production, and all of the stickers/posters for it
Day 3: the Wealth Distribution 
Day 4: they paid for a shit ton of Donor’s Choose projects for teachers. 
Day 5: they ran “pulse of the nation ” polling. 
So of course not ALL the money went towards JUST day 3. That was never the plan?!

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navigator: WE WENT FROM RUNNING KINGDOMS TO NOT RUNNING NOTHING IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES Schools will teach them slavery. African history did not start with slavery. Slavery interrupted African history. When I was in school I got told my ancestors were enslaved and before that they were swinging from trees. Then I learned that my African ancestors created the first civilisations, while in Europe they were still living in caves. Now I teach in schools and I tell young black men about Kush, Timbuktu, Sudan and the Congo. I tell them about the Moors and there integral involvement in the renaissance, how they brought hygiene to Europe. If it wasn't for their ancestors fighting themselves free, slavery would have continued. I teach them about Mansa Musa I of Mali – the 14th century African king who was named the richest person in all history.(With an inflation adjusted fortune of $400 billion, Mansa Musa I would have been considerably richer than the world’s current richest man) I tell them that there are more pyramids in Sudan than there are in Egypt. I teach them that the enslavement of their ancestors was the worlds greatest crime, that without it there would have been no industrial revolution in England. That their ancestors built that White House, because the head Architect and construction Team were African. That the American civil war and how it would have never been won if it wasn't for the African regiments. I show them they're beautiful. Not that they are superior because supremacy is the reason why the world is in Chaos. Also to love their skin because it's full of melanin. I teach them that the Europeans at the time were stupid for having to steal people and resources, they should have just asked and traded, then there would be no imminent revolution, just peace and fair trade. I teach them that Christopher Columbus had an African Navigator called Pedro Alonso Niño, At the time of Columbus, African navigators were in advance of their white European counterparts. They had (already) established documented trade with China, Mediterranean Europe, India and Atlantic islands. I teach because in school I was told lies and mistruths. I taught myself and my friends-Fam taught me, not the schools. I teach them because I love them. chakabars
 navigator: WE WENT
 FROM RUNNING KINGDOMS
 TO NOT RUNNING NOTHING
 IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES
Schools will teach them slavery. African history did not start with slavery. Slavery interrupted African history. When I was in school I got told my ancestors were enslaved and before that they were swinging from trees. Then I learned that my African ancestors created the first civilisations, while in Europe they were still living in caves. Now I teach in schools and I tell young black men about Kush, Timbuktu, Sudan and the Congo. I tell them about the Moors and there integral involvement in the renaissance, how they brought hygiene to Europe. If it wasn't for their ancestors fighting themselves free, slavery would have continued. I teach them about Mansa Musa I of Mali – the 14th century African king who was named the richest person in all history.(With an inflation adjusted fortune of $400 billion, Mansa Musa I would have been considerably richer than the world’s current richest man) I tell them that there are more pyramids in Sudan than there are in Egypt. I teach them that the enslavement of their ancestors was the worlds greatest crime, that without it there would have been no industrial revolution in England. That their ancestors built that White House, because the head Architect and construction Team were African. That the American civil war and how it would have never been won if it wasn't for the African regiments. I show them they're beautiful. Not that they are superior because supremacy is the reason why the world is in Chaos. Also to love their skin because it's full of melanin. I teach them that the Europeans at the time were stupid for having to steal people and resources, they should have just asked and traded, then there would be no imminent revolution, just peace and fair trade. I teach them that Christopher Columbus had an African Navigator called Pedro Alonso Niño, At the time of Columbus, African navigators were in advance of their white European counterparts. They had (already) established documented trade with China, Mediterranean Europe, India and Atlantic islands. I teach because in school I was told lies and mistruths. I taught myself and my friends-Fam taught me, not the schools. I teach them because I love them. chakabars

Schools will teach them slavery. African history did not start with slavery. Slavery interrupted African history. When I was in school I...

navigator: Neck Pain Beginner Exercises @quaddoc A QUICK NECK PAIN ROUTINE . 😣Neck pain hits us all at some point or another. From stress and tension, to posture, and pulled muscles, it quite frankly just all sucks. So here are some easy neck exercises from @quaddoc to help you reduce pain and tension. . Each of these movements can be done as a contraction alone or combined with a stretch. . These are isometric contractions so the muscle doesn't change in length. Slowly apply the resistance (aka your hand) and 📈 ramp up to a maximal contraction. DO NOT just try to go full max contraction right off the bat. The point is 🐌 SLOW and CONTROLLED. . If you want to add a stretch, just pull in the opposite direction after each contraction, i.e. push into extension and then pull forward to stretch the back. . Here are a few key things going through each one: . 🔷Flexion - Tuck the chin first to start in a NEUTRAL neck position. Then use your chin to push down on top of the fist. . 🔷Extension - Fold hands behind your head and push your head back while you roll through the skull. . 🔷Rotation - Place your hand on the side of your face and rotate into it as if you are trying to look over your shoulder. . 🔷Lateral Bend - Take your head to side as if you are trying to touch your ear to the shoulder. Be sure to watch for rotation here!!! This is a 🙅no no with lateral bending of the neck because that is CHEATING!! . Do this 2-3x a day 15 - 45 seconds contraction of each motion and run through it like a circuit.🔃 . Tag a friend with neck pain and share the wealth! . 🎵- "Navigator" - MOONZz . MyodetoxOrlando Myodetox
 navigator: Neck Pain
 Beginner
 Exercises
 @quaddoc
A QUICK NECK PAIN ROUTINE . 😣Neck pain hits us all at some point or another. From stress and tension, to posture, and pulled muscles, it quite frankly just all sucks. So here are some easy neck exercises from @quaddoc to help you reduce pain and tension. . Each of these movements can be done as a contraction alone or combined with a stretch. . These are isometric contractions so the muscle doesn't change in length. Slowly apply the resistance (aka your hand) and 📈 ramp up to a maximal contraction. DO NOT just try to go full max contraction right off the bat. The point is 🐌 SLOW and CONTROLLED. . If you want to add a stretch, just pull in the opposite direction after each contraction, i.e. push into extension and then pull forward to stretch the back. . Here are a few key things going through each one: . 🔷Flexion - Tuck the chin first to start in a NEUTRAL neck position. Then use your chin to push down on top of the fist. . 🔷Extension - Fold hands behind your head and push your head back while you roll through the skull. . 🔷Rotation - Place your hand on the side of your face and rotate into it as if you are trying to look over your shoulder. . 🔷Lateral Bend - Take your head to side as if you are trying to touch your ear to the shoulder. Be sure to watch for rotation here!!! This is a 🙅no no with lateral bending of the neck because that is CHEATING!! . Do this 2-3x a day 15 - 45 seconds contraction of each motion and run through it like a circuit.🔃 . Tag a friend with neck pain and share the wealth! . 🎵- "Navigator" - MOONZz . MyodetoxOrlando Myodetox

A QUICK NECK PAIN ROUTINE . 😣Neck pain hits us all at some point or another. From stress and tension, to posture, and pulled muscles, it...

navigator: The Church says the Earth is flat,. but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the Moon, and l have more faith in a shadow than in the Church. Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese Navigator 1480-1521 <p><a href="https://richardcoeurdeleon.tumblr.com/post/160913694299/forthelove-ofscience-i-love-when-scientific" class="tumblr_blog">richardcoeurdeleon</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://forthelove-ofscience.tumblr.com/post/156543788834" class="tumblr_blog">forthelove-ofscience</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>💚</p></blockquote> <p>I love when ‘scientific’ atheists who require ‘evidence and proof’ don’t even check their sources before posting trash propaganda. How hard is it to use Google?</p> <figure data-orig-width="1163" data-orig-height="469" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c06b9f7243e709e1338e1432f9b7e2b4/tumblr_inline_oqbaczYQcZ1uaac4u_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1163" data-orig-height="469"/></figure><p>In case it’s too small to read. Your quote is listed, followed with, “This quotation is often found on the internet attributed to Magellan, but never with a source, and no English occurrence prior to its use by Robert Green Ingersoll in his essay “Individuality” (1873) has been located.“</p> <p>A quick scan of Ingersoll shows that he was an anti-Christian agnostic who had a few axes to grind. Like many statements from 19th c. Dark Age - commonly referred to as ‘the Enlightenment’ - not only is this quote wrong, but no source is given to indicate that it wasn’t completely fabricated. </p> </blockquote>
 navigator: The Church says
 the Earth is flat,.
 but I know that
 it is round,
 for I have seen
 the shadow on
 the Moon, and l
 have more faith
 in a shadow
 than in
 the Church.
 Ferdinand Magellan,
 Portuguese Navigator
 1480-1521
<p><a href="https://richardcoeurdeleon.tumblr.com/post/160913694299/forthelove-ofscience-i-love-when-scientific" class="tumblr_blog">richardcoeurdeleon</a>:</p><blockquote>
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<p>I love when ‘scientific’ atheists who require ‘evidence and proof’ don’t even check their sources before posting trash propaganda. How hard is it to use Google?</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1163" data-orig-height="469" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c06b9f7243e709e1338e1432f9b7e2b4/tumblr_inline_oqbaczYQcZ1uaac4u_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1163" data-orig-height="469"/></figure><p>In case it’s too small to read. Your quote is listed, followed with, “This quotation is often found on the internet attributed to Magellan, but never with a source, and no English occurrence prior to its use by Robert Green Ingersoll in his essay “Individuality” (1873) has been located.“</p>
<p>A quick scan of Ingersoll shows that he was an anti-Christian agnostic who had a few axes to grind. Like many statements from 19th c. Dark Age - commonly referred to as ‘the Enlightenment’ - not only is this quote wrong, but no source is given to indicate that it wasn’t completely fabricated. </p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="https://richardcoeurdeleon.tumblr.com/post/160913694299/forthelove-ofscience-i-love-when-scientific" class="tumblr_blog">rich...

navigator: marie claire Our Laws Period-Shame Women-So I'm Going to Change Them An op-ed by Congresswoman Grace Meng. P Alamy by congresswoman grace meng glassceilingbreakers: Our Laws Period-Shame Women—So I’m Going to Change Them: An op-ed by Congresswoman Grace Meng. Dd you know that there are girls who skip school when they get their periods? If they can’t afford pads or tampons and don’t want anyone to see they’ve stained their clothes, they may feel like they have no choice. That’s not just something that happens in developing countries. It happens right here in the United States. Right in my home district of Queens, New York. I didn’t know that until recently. Growing up, nobody talked about their periods, even if they were having problems; there was a certain taboo surrounding the issue. That all went out the window in 2015, the year “the period went public.” Female elected officials and activists began to focus their attention on the tampon tax (which is a state issue); I turned my attention to how I could help women across the country. It was exciting to see coverage of the tampon tax pop up everywhere, including in Marie Claire. Last year, YouTube personality Ingrid Nilsen even asked President Obama about the tampon tax,and he was as mystified as the rest of us. But as great as the advocacy has been to eliminate sales tax on tampons and pads, menstrual equity issues run much deeper. Many women and girls across the country struggle with more than just cost, and I was constantly asking myself what I could do to help them. Eliminating the tampon tax is not enough for the 86 percent of women who start their period unexpectedly without necessary supplies. It is not enough for the low income women who cannot afford menstrual products on their own and can only get them through food pantries. It is not enough for the female inmates and homeless women who are denied these products or have them rationed. Can you imagine being told you can’t have any more pads even though you still have your period? Most Americans—across all income levels—believe that feminine hygiene products are basic necessities. So why is it still so hard to afford and access them? This week I introduced the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017, the first legislation in Congress to deal with menstrual hygiene product access. It has five different parts aimed at addressing all of these issues. You would not believe what female inmates go through to access menstrual hygiene products. The ACLU of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of 8 female prisoners at Muskegon County Jail because (among other things) the prison denied inmates access to menstrual hygiene products, a condition considered inhumane and degrading. Female inmates in Connecticut only get five pads per week to split with their bunkmate, which means they may have to use a single pad for multiple days. I cannot imagine how humiliating that must feel. My bill would require each state to give female inmates and detainees as many tampons or pads as they need, whenever they need them—at no cost. If Congress has to deny states certain federal funds to get their prisons to change their current horrendous practices, then so be it. Homeless women also face serious problems when on their period. A report issued in 2014 said that homeless women experience the “degrading condition of not having access to adequate facilities during their menstrual cycles to be able to use hygiene products and change them on a regular basis.” Some homeless women resort to using rags or…nothing. Congress should be outraged by these conditions. Shelters should be able to use federal grant money to purchase tampons or pads—that is exactly what my bill ensures. Once I started learning about all of the ways women and girls struggle to access menstrual hygiene products during their periods, I realized how much I took my own circumstances for granted. I am grateful to be in a position to advocate on this issue and effect change. My bill may be the first effort at addressing menstrual equity on the national stage, but it won’t be the last. Especially not if passionate and talented women like you run for office and promote issues like these when you get there. We cannot stop until we reach real menstrual equity for women and girls everywhere. Join me in this fight and, together, we can win. Editor’s Note: The Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017 (H.R. 972) currently has 21 co-sponsors, all Democrats. Contact your representative to tell him or her to become a co-sponsor.
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 Our Laws Period-Shame
 Women-So I'm Going to
 Change Them
 An op-ed by Congresswoman Grace Meng.
 P
 Alamy
 by congresswoman grace meng
glassceilingbreakers:
Our Laws Period-Shame Women—So I’m Going to Change Them: An op-ed by Congresswoman Grace Meng.

Dd you know that there are girls who skip school when they get their periods? If they can’t afford pads or tampons and don’t want anyone to see they’ve stained their clothes, they may feel like they have no choice. That’s not just something that happens in developing countries. It happens right here in the United States. Right in my home district of Queens, New York.
I didn’t know that until recently. Growing up, nobody talked about their periods, even if they were having problems; there was a certain taboo surrounding the issue. That all went out the window in 2015, the year “the period went public.” Female elected officials and activists began to focus their attention on the tampon tax (which is a state issue); I turned my attention to how I could help women across the country.
It was exciting to see coverage of the tampon tax pop up everywhere, including in Marie Claire. Last year, YouTube personality Ingrid Nilsen even asked President Obama about the tampon tax,and he was as mystified as the rest of us. But as great as the advocacy has been to eliminate sales tax on tampons and pads, menstrual equity issues run much deeper. Many women and girls across the country struggle with more than just cost, and I was constantly asking myself what I could do to help them.
Eliminating the tampon tax is not enough for the 86 percent of women who start their period unexpectedly without necessary supplies. It is not enough for the low income women who cannot afford menstrual products on their own and can only get them through food pantries. It is not enough for the female inmates and homeless women who are denied these products or have them rationed. Can you imagine being told you can’t have any more pads even though you still have your period?
Most Americans—across all income levels—believe that feminine hygiene products are basic necessities. So why is it still so hard to afford and access them?
This week I introduced the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017, the first legislation in Congress to deal with menstrual hygiene product access. It has five different parts aimed at addressing all of these issues.
You would not believe what female inmates go through to access menstrual hygiene products. The ACLU of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of 8 female prisoners at Muskegon County Jail because (among other things) the prison denied inmates access to menstrual hygiene products, a condition considered inhumane and degrading. Female inmates in Connecticut only get five pads per week to split with their bunkmate, which means they may have to use a single pad for multiple days. I cannot imagine how humiliating that must feel. My bill would require each state to give female inmates and detainees as many tampons or pads as they need, whenever they need them—at no cost. If Congress has to deny states certain federal funds to get their prisons to change their current horrendous practices, then so be it.
Homeless women also face serious problems when on their period. A report issued in 2014 said that homeless women experience the “degrading condition of not having access to adequate facilities during their menstrual cycles to be able to use hygiene products and change them on a regular basis.” Some homeless women resort to using rags or…nothing. Congress should be outraged by these conditions. Shelters should be able to use federal grant money to purchase tampons or pads—that is exactly what my bill ensures.
Once I started learning about all of the ways women and girls struggle to access menstrual hygiene products during their periods, I realized how much I took my own circumstances for granted. I am grateful to be in a position to advocate on this issue and effect change. My bill may be the first effort at addressing menstrual equity on the national stage, but it won’t be the last. Especially not if passionate and talented women like you run for office and promote issues like these when you get there.
We cannot stop until we reach real menstrual equity for women and girls everywhere. Join me in this fight and, together, we can win.
Editor’s Note: The Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017 (H.R. 972) currently has 21 co-sponsors, all Democrats. Contact your representative to tell him or her to become a co-sponsor.

glassceilingbreakers: Our Laws Period-Shame Women—So I’m Going to Change Them: An op-ed by Congresswoman Grace Meng. Dd you know that th...

navigator: "I AM A HARD PERSON TO LOVE BUT WHEN I LOVE, l LOVE REALLY HARD." TUPAC SHAKUR Instagram: @Daily Dose When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in reference to the way others would judge us in accordance to our friends, in addition to the influence our friends would have upon us. . We have all heard the saying that birds of a feather flock together, meaning that the company you keep reflects your personality. A smart person surrounds himself with other smart people. If you hang out with trash, you will be perceived as trash. . You really are only as good as the company you keep. As you go through life, you begin to realize how important having true friends really is. Navigating your 20s is a difficult and confusing time and one better traveled with wholesome, close friends by your side. Unfortunately as we go through this time, we realize the people we once counted on are no longer the people we once thought they were. . The type of people you surround yourself with speaks of your values and what you stand for. We have all heard of the concept of being guilty by association, the act of people associating your behaviors and thoughts with the people you hang out with. If one of your friends acts in a negative way, you will be lumped in with him or her. Despite if this is true or not, it is all based on perception. Regardless if you believe yourself to be an altruistic person, a time may come when your bad company starts to influence your good behavior. .
 navigator: "I AM A HARD PERSON TO LOVE BUT
 WHEN I LOVE, l LOVE REALLY HARD."
 TUPAC SHAKUR
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When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in reference to the way others would judge us in accordance to our friends, in addition to the influence our friends would have upon us. . We have all heard the saying that birds of a feather flock together, meaning that the company you keep reflects your personality. A smart person surrounds himself with other smart people. If you hang out with trash, you will be perceived as trash. . You really are only as good as the company you keep. As you go through life, you begin to realize how important having true friends really is. Navigating your 20s is a difficult and confusing time and one better traveled with wholesome, close friends by your side. Unfortunately as we go through this time, we realize the people we once counted on are no longer the people we once thought they were. . The type of people you surround yourself with speaks of your values and what you stand for. We have all heard of the concept of being guilty by association, the act of people associating your behaviors and thoughts with the people you hang out with. If one of your friends acts in a negative way, you will be lumped in with him or her. Despite if this is true or not, it is all based on perception. Regardless if you believe yourself to be an altruistic person, a time may come when your bad company starts to influence your good behavior. .

When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in...

navigator: ONE OF THE HARDEST DECISIONS YOU'LL EVER FACE IN LIFE IS CHOOSING WHETHER TO WALK AWAY OR TRY HARDER. When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in reference to the way others would judge us in accordance to our friends, in addition to the influence our friends would have upon us. . We have all heard the saying that birds of a feather flock together, meaning that the company you keep reflects your personality. A smart person surrounds himself with other smart people. If you hang out with trash, you will be perceived as trash. . You really are only as good as the company you keep. As you go through life, you begin to realize how important having true friends really is. Navigating your 20s is a difficult and confusing time and one better traveled with wholesome, close friends by your side. Unfortunately as we go through this time, we realize the people we once counted on are no longer the people we once thought they were. . The type of people you surround yourself with speaks of your values and what you stand for. We have all heard of the concept of being guilty by association, the act of people associating your behaviors and thoughts with the people you hang out with. If one of your friends acts in a negative way, you will be lumped in with him or her. Despite if this is true or not, it is all based on perception. Regardless if you believe yourself to be an altruistic person, a time may come when your bad company starts to influence your good behavior.
 navigator: ONE OF THE HARDEST
 DECISIONS YOU'LL EVER
 FACE IN LIFE IS CHOOSING
 WHETHER TO WALK AWAY
 OR TRY HARDER.
When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in reference to the way others would judge us in accordance to our friends, in addition to the influence our friends would have upon us. . We have all heard the saying that birds of a feather flock together, meaning that the company you keep reflects your personality. A smart person surrounds himself with other smart people. If you hang out with trash, you will be perceived as trash. . You really are only as good as the company you keep. As you go through life, you begin to realize how important having true friends really is. Navigating your 20s is a difficult and confusing time and one better traveled with wholesome, close friends by your side. Unfortunately as we go through this time, we realize the people we once counted on are no longer the people we once thought they were. . The type of people you surround yourself with speaks of your values and what you stand for. We have all heard of the concept of being guilty by association, the act of people associating your behaviors and thoughts with the people you hang out with. If one of your friends acts in a negative way, you will be lumped in with him or her. Despite if this is true or not, it is all based on perception. Regardless if you believe yourself to be an altruistic person, a time may come when your bad company starts to influence your good behavior.

When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in...