I purchased VideoPad this weekend, after getting fed up with Lightworks. Here’s the first video of my own Minecraft adventures: Moroncraft with TheFamousEccles!
i got this at an art museum from a vending machine with boxes of tiny art inside. u didnt know what u were gonna get. i straight up paid $3 for this
Not a dime wasted
– Jubi Dutcher
I was struck by this, as it is exactly why I currently regard the United States with a sort of mesmerised horror. My responses for those who don’t or won’t visit FaceBook:
That’s pretty much encapsulating what seems to have gone wrong with the United States to me: free market economics - a theory originally about market activities alone - has been generalised to cover areas of society that it does not, and cannot, work in. (E.g. the provision of necessities, citizen welfare and support, even interpersonal and religious areas of life.)
It actually worries me. The United States basically sets the standard for Western European-style civilisation - and the standard keeps dropping.
I’m beginning to think that the United States is more self-denying than anything else - namely, that it refuses to acknowledge that *IS* a society, instead of some ideal market space of isolated individuals making deals with each other - adults, men, women, children, and so on.
As you probably guessed from that second paragraph, I consider the current free-market-addled model to be a major retrograde step in humanity’s development.
Happy Easter, unless you’re spiritually paranoid.
This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
More proof that “pro-life” people don’t actually care about helping people live…
Something I’ve noticed is that pro-birth idiots are not only venomously opposed to abortion full stop, but also to any kind of pre-pregnancy birth control or functional sex education.
Which is as idiotic as wasting USD$50M on an empty gesture such as the illustrated. If you define yourself by wanting abortion eliminated, why not work to eliminate the conditions that generate a need for abortions in the first place
I just want to see how many people would be in favor of me having a trans main char for my independent game I’m designing for a competition.
I took this two Sundays back. Before visiting Slow Boat Records, I went into JB’s Hi-Fi and saw the DVD of his ‘performance’.
Tubby German boy-racer delivers an excruciatingly dull album of turgid ‘house anthems’. He can afford to put his mug on the back of a thousand busses, but can’t pay his gardener because he has ‘no money’ - poor dear.
Calas Galadhon has a new build: a mountain meadow in the Armenelos sim. It’s quite lovely, as are all the Calas Galadhon sims. Check it out.
*Wow, an article about Yugoslav “spomeniki” monuments that actually explains who built them and why, instead of continually freaking-out about how alien and goofy they seem nowadays.
Well worth reading.
One of the things that a LOT of progressives have a problem with is classism. “DON’T SHOP AT WALMART! Buy local and organic!” etc. and they totally fail at realizing some people can’t afford other options, if they have options at all. Our struggles are different. Do what you can when you can. Raise awareness. But stop assuming everyone has the same opportunities and abilities.
I’d say the same for libertarians and other free-market cultists.
Humanity never existed in a perfect, level playing field. And never, ever, will.
Fun fact: there are people who have more resources – more wealth – more power and influence than you.
Second fun fact: there are people who have less resources – less wealth – less power and influence than you.
Third fact: few people have the same cultural beliefs and support as you do. Humanity is far more varied than you have been led to believe.
Unless the model you want everyone to adopt acknowledges this, it can be described in a few words:
I could go on, but I know the True Believers™ won’t listen or care.
Tumblr doesn’t need an April Fool’s joke. Their year-long April Fool’s joke is still trying to sell blog themes for $50
What Tumblr needs to do is flog dashboard themes instead. Since I’ve been told that I’m wasting my time making a custom theme, since nobody following me actually looks at my content on my site at all. Just… the… dashboard.
We are X and we do this because we are X and because this is what Christians X
Recent reading online has raised this repeatedly: The collective people of the United States, despite their bragging about ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’, have a remarkable affinity for marching in lockstep with the group, even when said group has effectively repudiated the tenets that the group was formed around.
When called out on this, instead of critically evaluating the accusations and determining their merit, such people instead ‘double down’ on their behaviour; there seems to be a much stronger impulse to group cohesion than individual self-determination, let alone self-honesty.
Admittedly this is drawn from an unrepresentative sample of public figures (mostly high-ranking pundits and Spokesman Saids), but I have to wonder:
Why is this? Why does the United States have such a strong tendency to the herd mentality? And what does it portend for the society’s future?
this is for a social experiment, so all your likes and reblogs are appreciated! thank you!
Unknown major, who had an entire page worth of his “argument” published in the student paper; submitted by bemused-geek-nz
Hey, my submission got published! And 73 notes already. Sweet.