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Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST STRAW TOSSEL on Reason <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Plastic Straw Myths </h2><blockquote><p> Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST
 STRAW
 TOSSEL
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<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><h2>

Plastic Straw Myths

</h2><blockquote><p>

Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>

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Apparently, Bad, and Dude: Freehand Profit liked Domonique . @ChefDomonique You know how racist you have to be to use the N-word during a conference call About Pizza ????? 7/12/18, 1:55 AM 6,247 Retweets 17.5K Likes Sean McGregor @SeanToo Trill-1d ﹀ Replying to @ChefDomonique Like how does that word even work itself into the conversation 3 172 Domonique @ChefDomonique.1d Buddv iust needs to aive me the garlic <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/176012420944/curiooftheheart-celticpyro-iirc-he-was" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://curiooftheheart.tumblr.com/post/176012238756/celticpyro-iirc-he-was-talking-about-his" class="tumblr_blog">curiooftheheart</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/176012105014/iirc-he-was-talking-about-his-upbringing-and-about" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>IIRC he was talking about his upbringing and about how racist a neighborhood he grew up in (and that it was terrible how blatantly racist they were in that time and place). In context, he was saying “They would call you the n-word openly” but he actually said the word. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>From what I’m seeing apparently he for some fucking reason decided to claim Colonel Sanders used that word with no public backlash (like the reason is because Papa John himself was getting backlash for comments on NFL protests but even then he really didn’t have to bring up or quote exactly the Colonol). And the thing about a racist neighborhood was to bring up tying black people to trucks and basically keelhauling them…ostensibly in an attempt to go “See I’m from an area that did this and think it’s so I’m not racist.” But the people he was talking to rather reasonably went “Why the fuck would you talk about that???”</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, that’s fair.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Yeah that was the context of the statements and it’s like… Maybe you’re not a big racist yourself but holy fuck dude, in this day and age do you not see how you can’t say shit like that on a phone call? There were about a million better ways to communicate “I’m not racist“ or just vaguely say “I remember how bad racism was growing up“. At no point did you need to actually use the N-word or go into graphic descriptions of racist violence.</p>
Apparently, Bad, and Dude: Freehand Profit liked
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<blockquote><p><a href="https://curiooftheheart.tumblr.com/post/176012238756/celticpyro-iirc-he-was-talking-about-his" class="tumblr_blog">curiooftheheart</a>:</p><blockquote>
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<blockquote><p>IIRC he was talking about his upbringing and about how racist a neighborhood he grew up in (and that it was terrible how blatantly racist they were in that time and place). In context, he was saying “They would call you the n-word openly” but he actually said the word. <br/></p></blockquote>

<p>From what I’m seeing apparently he for some fucking reason decided to claim Colonel Sanders used that word with no public backlash (like the reason is because Papa John himself was getting backlash for comments on NFL protests but even then he really didn’t have to bring up or quote exactly the Colonol). And the thing about a racist neighborhood was  to bring up tying black people to trucks and basically keelhauling them…ostensibly in an attempt to go “See I’m from an area that did this and think it’s so I’m not racist.” But the people he was talking to rather reasonably went “Why the fuck would you talk about that???”</p>
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<p>Okay, that’s fair.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>Yeah that was the context of the statements and it’s like… Maybe you’re not a big racist yourself but holy fuck dude, in this day and age do you not see how you can’t say shit like that on a phone call? There were about a million better ways to communicate “I’m not racist“ or just vaguely say “I remember how bad racism was growing up“. At no point did you need to actually use the N-word or go into graphic descriptions of racist violence.</p>

<p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/176012420944/curiooftheheart-celticpyro-iirc-he-was" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> ...

Dude, Ironic, and Money: erin i you literally are a billionaire literally it is not ironic in any way Follow you weren't called a billionaire until you were... a billionaire if you think it's is a negative label, maybe it's because it means that you're hoarding money and resources from the rest of the world Elon Musk O Delonmusk Replying to blake,kistler @88CWorld ronically, the "billionaire label, when used by media, is almost always meant to devalue & denigrate the subject. I wasnt called that until my companies got to a certain size, but reality is that I still do the same science & engineeing as before. Just the scale has changed. 0:03 AM-10 Jul 2018 Elon Musk @elonmusk Following Replying to Geehouls No, it means I created jobs for 50,000 people directly and, through parts suppliers & supporting professions, 250,000 people indirectly, thus supporting half a million families. What have you done? 10:12 AM-10 Jul 2018 <p><a href="http://goat-yells-at-everything.tumblr.com/post/175791702726/libertarirynn-and-erin-there-is-a-perfect" class="tumblr_blog">goat-yells-at-everything</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175791082409" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280" data-tumblr-attribution="wendywilliamsgifs:gMu_B-ehUbLQbft6mYwVBg:Zn6VAn2F5H4ei"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/afb66cbf4ca5ebfb018b4780256bd5fa/tumblr_oh6qj0cx8U1tfn6k7o1_500.gifv" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280"/></figure></blockquote> <p>And Erin there is a perfect example of what Musk was talking about in his original tweet.</p> <p>“Billionaire” IS used in a very negative way by a LOT of people. Especially those who don’t realize it doesn’t mean “someone who literally sits on a vault of cash and swims in it like Scrooge McDuck.” Most Billionaires don’t just have money lying around. It’s tied up in a million different kinds of assets including his employee roster.</p> </blockquote><p>Exactly. And I’m surprisingly Hank Green is on his high horse snarking at Musk and offering a creative re-definition of “job creation“</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="785" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ce07c8ec6880c76d43d18140978c281c/tumblr_pbq2563wUL1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="785" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><p>Like dude… You are quite literally a job creator if you run a company that has employees. It’s not mutually exclusive with recognizing the contributions of other people, but if all being a billionaire means is literally having over $1 billion, then If you literally create jobs you are literally a Job creator. </p><p>The irony of not seeing “billionaire” used as a slur but then balking at the concept of being called a “job creator” is laughable.</p>
Dude, Ironic, and Money: erin i
 you literally are a billionaire
 literally
 it is not ironic in any way
 Follow
 you weren't called a billionaire until you
 were... a billionaire
 if you think it's is a negative label,
 maybe it's because it means that you're
 hoarding money and resources from the
 rest of the world
 Elon Musk O Delonmusk
 Replying to blake,kistler @88CWorld
 ronically, the "billionaire label, when used by media, is almost always
 meant to devalue & denigrate the subject. I wasnt called that until my
 companies got to a certain size, but reality is that I still do the same science
 & engineeing as before. Just the scale has changed.
 0:03 AM-10 Jul 2018

 Elon Musk
 @elonmusk
 Following
 Replying to Geehouls
 No, it means I created jobs for 50,000 people
 directly and, through parts suppliers &
 supporting professions, 250,000 people
 indirectly, thus supporting half a million
 families. What have you done?
 10:12 AM-10 Jul 2018
<p><a href="http://goat-yells-at-everything.tumblr.com/post/175791702726/libertarirynn-and-erin-there-is-a-perfect" class="tumblr_blog">goat-yells-at-everything</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175791082409" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>

<blockquote><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280" data-tumblr-attribution="wendywilliamsgifs:gMu_B-ehUbLQbft6mYwVBg:Zn6VAn2F5H4ei"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/afb66cbf4ca5ebfb018b4780256bd5fa/tumblr_oh6qj0cx8U1tfn6k7o1_500.gifv" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="280"/></figure></blockquote>

<p>And Erin there is a perfect example of what Musk was talking about in his original tweet.</p>
<p>“Billionaire” IS used in a very negative way by a LOT of people. Especially those who don’t realize it doesn’t mean “someone who literally sits on a vault of cash and swims in it like Scrooge McDuck.” Most Billionaires don’t just have money lying around. It’s tied up in a million different kinds of assets including his employee roster.</p>
</blockquote><p>Exactly. And I’m surprisingly Hank Green is on his high horse snarking at Musk and offering a creative re-definition of “job creation“</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="785" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ce07c8ec6880c76d43d18140978c281c/tumblr_pbq2563wUL1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="785" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><p>Like dude… You are quite literally a job creator if you run a company that has employees. It’s not mutually exclusive with recognizing the contributions of other people, but if all being a billionaire means is literally having over $1 billion, then If you literally create jobs you are literally a Job creator. </p><p>The irony of not seeing “billionaire” used as a slur but then balking at the concept of being called a “job creator” is laughable.</p>

<p><a href="http://goat-yells-at-everything.tumblr.com/post/175791702726/libertarirynn-and-erin-there-is-a-perfect" class="tumblr_blog">goat...

Anime, Bad, and Crazy: Anonymous (ID: eQot91c+) 05/01/13(Wed)18:34:43 No.477045509 File: 1367447683568ipa-(9 KB, 480x360, yui.jpg) sbe me sbe 16 >be a total beta shave few friends nothing special -total weaboo >be doing duke of edinburgh award >for the volunteering decide to help a paralyzed girl and her mum >her dad was fighting over seas at the time -first day listen to the mum about what i'll be doing idgf >meet girl >10/10 DAYUM.jpeg -say hello how are you the usual shit >get started helping the mum cook >me and her get talking about her daughter ask what she does all day >she just lies in bed watching tv -feels bad man >don't think much other of it though >go in to take her food and to her feed her etc >SHE'S WATCHING DEATH NOTE >we start talking like crazy >discuss other anime >become friends quickly >keep up DoE award >keep talking to her >become very good friends >DoE ends *keep on visiting her after school >go out with her,with her in a wheel chair go to park and stuff -she's never been outside for a prolonged amount of time >start dating kind of >keep on visiting and helping out >watch anime together for a couple of weeks -get onto angel beats sepisode ten -find out Yui was paralyzed skeep quiet >marriage proposal scene >engageoverfeel png 10/10 girl asks if i would like her more if she could move -tears rolling down face -throw my arms around her >softly say "you are perfect the way you are, don't ever change" that was the first time i ever hugged my wife <p><a href="https://garagemovie.tumblr.com/post/156998030645/browsedankmemes-wholesome-greentext-via" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">garagemovie</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://browsedankmemes.com/post/156993764636/wholesome-greentext-via-rwholesomememes" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">browsedankmemes</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Wholesome greentext via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2ktbmOA" target="_blank">http://ift.tt/2ktbmOA</a></p></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="254" data-orig-width="356"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f77bf3d1dd53a95edd99f5b9295c8050/tumblr_inline_ol32b0P6Wx1rk7yq5_540.png" data-orig-height="254" data-orig-width="356"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Stop. It&rsquo;s 1 am</p>
Anime, Bad, and Crazy: Anonymous (ID: eQot91c+) 05/01/13(Wed)18:34:43 No.477045509
 File: 1367447683568ipa-(9 KB, 480x360, yui.jpg)
 sbe me
 sbe 16
 >be a total beta
 shave few friends nothing special
 -total weaboo
 >be doing duke of edinburgh award
 >for the volunteering decide to help a paralyzed girl and her mum
 >her dad was fighting over seas at the time
 -first day listen to the mum about what i'll be doing idgf
 >meet girl
 >10/10
 DAYUM.jpeg
 -say hello how are you the usual shit
 >get started helping the mum cook
 >me and her get talking about her daughter
 ask what she does all day
 >she just lies in bed watching tv
 -feels bad man
 >don't think much other of it though
 >go in to take her food and to her feed her etc
 >SHE'S WATCHING DEATH NOTE
 >we start talking like crazy
 >discuss other anime
 >become friends quickly
 >keep up DoE award
 >keep talking to her
 >become very good friends
 >DoE ends
 *keep on visiting her after school
 >go out with her,with her in a wheel chair
 go to park and stuff
 -she's never been outside for a prolonged amount of time
 >start dating kind of
 >keep on visiting and helping out
 >watch anime together for a couple of weeks
 -get onto angel beats
 sepisode ten
 -find out Yui was paralyzed
 skeep quiet
 >marriage proposal scene
 >engageoverfeel png
 10/10 girl asks if i would like her more if she could move
 -tears rolling down face
 -throw my arms around her
 >softly say "you are perfect the way you are, don't ever change"
 that was the first time i ever hugged my wife
<p><a href="https://garagemovie.tumblr.com/post/156998030645/browsedankmemes-wholesome-greentext-via" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">garagemovie</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://browsedankmemes.com/post/156993764636/wholesome-greentext-via-rwholesomememes" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">browsedankmemes</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Wholesome greentext via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2ktbmOA" target="_blank">http://ift.tt/2ktbmOA</a></p></blockquote>
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<p>Stop.  It&rsquo;s 1 am</p>

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America, Cars, and cnn.com: Tuesday, October 27,2015 World News Africans Are Lazy, Good At Sex, Theft ONCE AGAIN, US business mapur Donald Tramp bul Idon't cars bea ise even the intr net they ane using is ourn and we con decide to wich it of foonn this side These an people whu import every thies inciudin matchstck dorast for Africans by refening m as lay fools only sood at a ing lovemaking and hagsery aking in IndianspoRiA Trngp whoiealso ubli reidential orth beare eiterated his prmie te Afican countnes ought to be recolo- nized aain for anotheor TO0 Kean ngo inclin thrir son ar radk Chama Alican Americare ae wry lary The best they ca, da' İ.gativanting around xletoes lamenting how thay enhip and sl ora explained Trump nuted how he piars to reeceutruct Ametica and nsore ts lon yleey T bitterly an he ihn ๆ omic to make America great geoin by rnorig aur dignity that These are the pesple Anterica decent md. Thy are the eretas ๔ Look atAicancountnike for inaapoCthke peopie are from tho oemment have snce lnt moee reason wiy l stiil believe that he and hi Knyar brothers and should hbe deported backtoo make Asetca safe Obama The anid no lo irnrest the moncy g Donald Trump Sources have indicated that Trump's thrush did not augur well Bior they only p and t ine ditced themselves from hs quiredHow do you tist even thone tion? <p><a href="https://down-w-hate.tumblr.com/post/175427793742/libertarirynn-heatandapathy-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">down-w-hate</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175426672034/heatandapathy-libertarirynn-oh-for-fucks" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://heatandapathy.tumblr.com/post/175426578281/libertarirynn-oh-for-fucks-sake-are-yall-even" class="tumblr_blog">heatandapathy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175426533184/oh-for-fucks-sake-are-yall-even-trying-anymore" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Oh for fucks sake are y’all even trying anymore?</p> <p>Even Snopes says this is garbage: <a href="https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-africans-lazy-stealing/">https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-africans-lazy-stealing/</a></p> <p>You really think Trump could say something like that and it not get reported from here to kingdom come? CNN makes it a news story if he clicks a button twice on Twitter.</p></blockquote> <p>People really passing this off as true? </p></blockquote> <p>Yep. A friend on Facebook just shared this post with the caption “make this go viral!“ Like they really think he just said this and no one’s talking about it.</p></blockquote> <p>You’d think if he was really as evil as everyone says he is they wouldn’t have to make things up</p><p>Y'all out here making people that aren’t exactly fond of Trump consistently have to defend him</p></blockquote> <p>When I pointed out to the person on Facebook that it was fake she claimed “I know but if Obama had said half of the things Trump did he would’ve been impeached” what what does that have to do with anything? If you know why would you share it? If you can’t make your point without outright lying then maybe you don’t have much of a point to begin with.</p>
America, Cars, and cnn.com: Tuesday, October 27,2015
 World News
 Africans Are Lazy, Good At Sex, Theft
 ONCE AGAIN, US business mapur
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<p><a href="https://down-w-hate.tumblr.com/post/175427793742/libertarirynn-heatandapathy-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">down-w-hate</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175426672034/heatandapathy-libertarirynn-oh-for-fucks" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://heatandapathy.tumblr.com/post/175426578281/libertarirynn-oh-for-fucks-sake-are-yall-even" class="tumblr_blog">heatandapathy</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175426533184/oh-for-fucks-sake-are-yall-even-trying-anymore" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Oh for fucks sake are y’all even trying anymore?</p>

<p>Even Snopes says this is garbage: <a href="https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-africans-lazy-stealing/">https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-africans-lazy-stealing/</a></p>

<p>You really think Trump could say something like that and it not get reported from here to kingdom come? CNN makes it a news story if he clicks a button twice on Twitter.</p></blockquote>

<p>People really passing this off as true? </p></blockquote>

<p>Yep. A friend on Facebook just shared this post with the caption “make this go viral!“ Like they really think he just said this and no one’s talking about it.</p></blockquote>

<p>You’d think if he was really as evil as everyone says he is they wouldn’t have to make things up</p><p>Y'all out here making people that aren’t exactly fond of Trump consistently have to defend him</p></blockquote>

<p>When I pointed out to the person on Facebook that it was fake she claimed “I know but if Obama had said half of the things Trump did he would’ve been impeached” what what does that have to do with anything? If you know why would you share it? If you can’t make your point without outright lying then maybe you don’t have much of a point to begin with.</p>

<p><a href="https://down-w-hate.tumblr.com/post/175427793742/libertarirynn-heatandapathy-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">down-w-hate</a>:...

Bad, Clothes, and Confidence: <p><a href="http://kurtwagnermorelikekurtwagnerd.tumblr.com/post/173212536306/pyrogothnerd-the-disney-elite-fullyferal" class="tumblr_blog">kurtwagnermorelikekurtwagnerd</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://pyrogothnerd.tumblr.com/post/172797800788/the-disney-elite-fullyferal-violet-parr" class="tumblr_blog">pyrogothnerd</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-disney-elite.tumblr.com/post/172796039012/fullyferal-violet-parr-everyone-the-true-hero" class="tumblr_blog">the-disney-elite</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fullyferal.tumblr.com/post/172398476855/violet-parr-everyone-the-true-hero-of-this" class="tumblr_blog">fullyferal</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Violet Parr, everyone. The true hero of this movie.</p></blockquote> <p>I want an Incredibles 2 where Violet suddenly wakes up and realizes, ‘Why did I think wearing pink sweaters and dating some popular kid was AN IMPROVEMENT?!’ Then she goes back to being the quirky, smart girl she was at the start, only now she’s more badass than before because she realizes there was NOTHING WRONG WITH WHO SHE WAS!!!</p> <p>(Seriously, am I the only one who hates how they ended her story in pt. 1?)</p> </blockquote> <p>You SEVERELY misunderstand Violet’s entire dang story arc, and her characterization at the beginning of the film.</p> <p>Like, I think you need to rewatch the film. At the beginning of the film, she was scared, self conscious, etc. Those aren’t “quirks” those were her hiding her quirks because she was afraid. </p> <p>Her story arc was about gaining confidence. The wearing of brighter colors was symbolic of that. If you look at concept art, she was meant to be huddled, scared, trying not to be seen, etc. Those dark clothes are meant to show her trying to “blend in” and be less noticed.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="413" data-orig-width="620"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/077ed9da31035f335bfecbb44004b1ca/tumblr_inline_p6zbkypRNc1twv21i_540.jpg" data-orig-height="413" data-orig-width="620"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="263" data-orig-width="383"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/eb05effc6728445177f798a7ee56200d/tumblr_inline_p6zaimEgII1twv21i_540.jpg" data-orig-height="263" data-orig-width="383"/></figure><p>That’s also why in the beginning, she lets her hair fall in front of her face: She’s trying TO HIDE. Think about it, she wants to be “normal” instead of embracing her powers, she wants to fit in, etc. </p> <p>Look at her body language during <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgzWLsR-6PI">this scene</a>. Notice how she doesn’t want to talk, she mumbles, she won’t even eat. Something is bothering her, but she doesn’t want to admit it. She constantly looks sad. Heck, I’m kind of mad at Helen in this scene for not acknowledging it. Violet’s body language is FREAKING OBVIOUS, any mother should be able to spot it, and ask what the frick is wrong, but Helen’s so preoccupied with trying to be a “normal” family that she completely ignores any signs that something is wrong.</p> <p>And then we get to the problem: When Violet screams about how no one in the family is “normal” </p> <p>“We ACT normal, Mom! I wanna BE normal!” and Dash even agrees, because of the pressure to act “normal” that is put on him.<br/></p> <p>She doesn’t want to “be herself” she wants to “fit in”</p> <p>She has basically been told her whole life to hide who she is, hide her powers, etc to keep the family safe. She’s barely allowed to express herself, something Helen acknowledges later in the film indirectly by apologizing for putting pressure on Violet. She’s not just talking about the plane crash, she’s talking about what she’s basically done to Violet and Dash THEIR ENTIRE FREAKING LIVES. She basically did the same dang thing Elsa’s parents did in Frozen: “Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let it show” but she never gets called out on it, because she doesn’t die before realizing her mistake and fixing it.</p> <p>That’s why after the talk with her Mom, it’s SO DANG IMPORTANT that she pulls her hair back: SHE’S DONE HIDING WHO SHE IS. She’s DONE trying to pretend to be normal. She realizes she is someone incredible, and is finally willing to embrace that.</p> <p>Later, when she’s wearing bright clothes, it symbolizes she’s no longer afraid of being seen. She’s willing to stand out instead of blend into the background. Seriously, this is some basic cinematography symbolism, here, it’s one of the first things you learn in a film-as-literature class. Her outfit change didn’t mark a change in</p> <p><b>Violet doesn’t become a different person. She learns to be confident with who she is. </b></p> <p> She didn’t change who she was. She gained confidence. Confidence to talk to the boy without turning invisible. Confidence to ask him out. The moral of her story wasn’t “LOL those darn introverts need to be extroverts” the moral was “You can do whatever you set your mind to. If you can stop a literal supervillain, you can freaking ask the dang boy out.” <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I think it’s also really interesting that Violet’s two powers are to hide and to build barriers. </p> </blockquote> <p>Holy shit how do you miss the point of Violet that bad to the point that you think who she was at the beginning of the first movie was any kind of goal? She wasn’t some quiet genius who just preferred dark clothes, she was socially anxious wreck.</p>
Bad, Clothes, and Confidence: <p><a href="http://kurtwagnermorelikekurtwagnerd.tumblr.com/post/173212536306/pyrogothnerd-the-disney-elite-fullyferal" class="tumblr_blog">kurtwagnermorelikekurtwagnerd</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://pyrogothnerd.tumblr.com/post/172797800788/the-disney-elite-fullyferal-violet-parr" class="tumblr_blog">pyrogothnerd</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://the-disney-elite.tumblr.com/post/172796039012/fullyferal-violet-parr-everyone-the-true-hero" class="tumblr_blog">the-disney-elite</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://fullyferal.tumblr.com/post/172398476855/violet-parr-everyone-the-true-hero-of-this" class="tumblr_blog">fullyferal</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Violet Parr, everyone. The true hero of this movie.</p></blockquote>
<p>I want an Incredibles 2 where Violet suddenly wakes up and realizes, ‘Why did I think wearing pink sweaters and dating some popular kid was AN IMPROVEMENT?!’ Then she goes back to being the quirky, smart girl she was at the start, only now she’s more badass than before because she realizes there was NOTHING WRONG WITH WHO SHE WAS!!!</p>
<p>(Seriously, am I the only one who hates how they ended her story in pt. 1?)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>You SEVERELY misunderstand Violet’s entire dang story arc, and her characterization at the beginning of the film.</p>
<p>Like, I think you need to rewatch the film. At the beginning of the film, she was scared, self conscious, etc. Those aren’t “quirks” those were her hiding her quirks because she was afraid. </p>
<p>Her story arc was about gaining confidence. The wearing of brighter colors was symbolic of that. If you look at concept art, she was meant to be huddled, scared, trying not to be seen, etc. Those dark clothes are meant to show her trying to “blend in” and be less noticed.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="413" data-orig-width="620"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/077ed9da31035f335bfecbb44004b1ca/tumblr_inline_p6zbkypRNc1twv21i_540.jpg" data-orig-height="413" data-orig-width="620"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="263" data-orig-width="383"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/eb05effc6728445177f798a7ee56200d/tumblr_inline_p6zaimEgII1twv21i_540.jpg" data-orig-height="263" data-orig-width="383"/></figure><p>That’s also why in the beginning, she lets her hair fall in front of her face: She’s trying TO HIDE. Think about it, she wants to be “normal” instead of embracing her powers, she wants to fit in, etc. </p>
<p>Look at her body language during <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgzWLsR-6PI">this scene</a>. Notice how she doesn’t want to talk, she mumbles, she won’t even eat. Something is bothering her, but she doesn’t want to admit it. She constantly looks sad. Heck, I’m kind of mad at Helen in this scene for not acknowledging it. Violet’s body language is FREAKING OBVIOUS, any mother should be able to spot it, and ask what the frick is wrong, but Helen’s so preoccupied with trying to be a “normal” family that she completely ignores any signs that something is wrong.</p>
<p>And then we get to the problem: When Violet screams about how no one in the family is “normal” </p>
<p>“We ACT normal, Mom! I wanna BE normal!” and Dash even agrees, because of the pressure to act “normal” that is put on him.<br/></p>
<p>She doesn’t want to “be herself” she wants to “fit in”</p>
<p>She has basically been told her whole life to hide who she is, hide her powers, etc to keep the family safe. She’s barely allowed to express herself, something Helen acknowledges later in the film indirectly by apologizing for putting pressure on Violet. She’s not just talking about the plane crash, she’s talking about what she’s basically done to Violet and Dash THEIR ENTIRE FREAKING LIVES. She basically did the same dang thing Elsa’s parents did in Frozen: “Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let it show” but she never gets called out on it, because she doesn’t die before realizing her mistake and fixing it.</p>
<p>That’s why after the talk with her Mom, it’s SO DANG IMPORTANT that she pulls her hair back: SHE’S DONE HIDING WHO SHE IS. She’s DONE trying to pretend to be normal. She realizes she is someone incredible, and is finally willing to embrace that.</p>
<p>Later, when she’s wearing bright clothes, it symbolizes she’s no longer afraid of being seen. She’s willing to stand out instead of blend into the background. Seriously, this is some basic cinematography symbolism, here, it’s one of the first things you learn in a film-as-literature class. Her outfit change didn’t mark a change in</p>
<p><b>Violet doesn’t become a different person. She learns to be confident with who she is. </b></p>
<p> She didn’t change who she was. She gained confidence. Confidence to talk to the boy without turning invisible. Confidence to ask him out. The moral of her story wasn’t “LOL those darn introverts need to be extroverts” the moral was “You can do whatever you set your mind to. If you can stop a literal supervillain, you can freaking ask the dang boy out.” <br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>I think it’s also really interesting that Violet’s two powers are to hide and to build barriers. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>Holy shit how do you miss the point of Violet that bad to the point that you think who she was at the beginning of the first movie was any kind of goal? She wasn’t some quiet genius who just preferred dark clothes, she was socially anxious wreck.</p>

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