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Please, please, please don't drive while intoxicated.

wilwheaton:

The Los Angeles County coroner has identified a Palmdale teen who authorities said was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into her home and hit her while she slept.

Giselle Mendoza, 16, was pronounced dead at her home early Sunday after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies said Roberto Rodriguez, 20, crashed his SUV into a Palmdale apartment building.

Mendoza was sleeping in her first-floor bedroom when a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder slammed into the complex in the 1000 block of East Avenue R before 4 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

I know a lot of younger people use Tumblr, so please let me be your dad for a quick moment: at some point in your life (maybe at several points in your life) you will be confronted with the decision to drive after drinking or using recreational drugs. You may think, “it’s only a mile” or “I’ll be very careful” or “I probably shouldn’t drive, but I think I’ll be okay” or “I don’t have money for a cab”.

But here’s the thing about that: you may convince yourself that it’s okay to drive, and you may even get where you’re going safely. You may do that more than once, and start to think that you’re never going to have a problem if you drive while intoxicated (even a little bit).

But what if you don’t? What if you lose your focus or judgement for one second, and you end up hitting a person who’s crossing a dark street in front of you? What if you end up missing a light, and crashing into another car?

What will you do when you, an otherwise good person who would never intentionally hurt another person, make the decision to get behind the wheel when you shouldn’t, and you end up killing someone?

Just think about that for a moment, okay? If this kid, Robert Rodriguez, is found guilty, he’s likely going to spend most of his life in prison. He’s 20 years-old. He’s probably not a criminal, and he’s probably going to spend what should be the best years of his life in a prison, because he made the decision to drive while intoxicated.

Now think about the family of Giselle Mendoza. She was sixteen years-old. SIXTEEN. Her life hadn’t even started yet, and now she’s gone. Forever. Because a suspected drunk driver — just four years older than her — decided that he’d get behind the wheel of a car when he shouldn’t have.

Look, I get it: figuring out how to get home can be a hassle. Taxis and Uber are expensive, and public transit can be inconvenient.

But take a moment and think about Giselle Mendoza’s friends and family, and Robert Rodriguez’s friends and family, and ask yourself how much cab fare would have been too much.

Okay, thanks for listening and letting me be your Internet dad for a minute.

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acegasm:

Van Gogh Shadow - The artist’s paintings brought to life

I teared up at the fourth gif. 

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thesunthief:

When the old gods return

RELEASE THE KRAKEN

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email : Webview : An irritated Pendergast answers ten personal questions

riley1cannon:

Why I love Special Agent Pendergast:

Linc: It’s from Lucas in Dijon, France. “What is your very favorite painting?”

Pendergast: My favorite painting, which hangs in the Tate Gallery in London, is “Regulus,” by Turner. There’s a rather disturbing story behind the image. The Roman general, Marcus Atilius Regulus, was captured by the Carthaginians in war. They sent him back to Rome to try to negotiate the release of certain Carthaginian prisoners. In an act of defiance he instructed the Roman Senate not to release the prisoners and to continue the war. Then, instead of remaining safely in Rome, he chose the path of honor and returned to Carthage to meet his fate. The Carthaginians tortured him by cutting off his eyelids and facing him toward the sun. Turner magnificently captures the painful yet strangely beautiful brilliance of the rising sun as it would be endured through the lidless eyes of Regulus.

Linc: That’s…quite an answer.

Pendergast: It was a fine question.

Always learning something from Pendergast.

typhonatemybaby:

lilyrosethedreamer:

zetatauri:

frosidon:

chalkandwater:

Sir David Attenborough demonstrates the accuracy of the Mozambique Spitting Cobra’s venom streams by wearing a chemically treated visor that makes the venom turn purple on contact.

From Life in Cold Blood

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IS MORE HARDCORE THAN ANY DOCUMENTARIAN CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE. 

DID CARL SAGAN DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS SHIT? I THOUGHT NOT. BILL NYE? FUCK NO.

BEAR GRILLES IS A PIECE OF SHIT COMPARED TO THIS CARAMEL-VOICED ENGLISH BASTARD. 

SIR ATTENBOROUGH IS A BILLION YEARS OLD AND HE WILL NOT STOP. HE IS THE TERMINATOR OF NATURE DOCUMENTARIES. HE’S CLIMBED TO THE TOP OF THE HIGHEST JUNGLE TREE TO LOOK AT LILIES. HE’S SOARED IN THE SKY IN A GLIDER WITH VULTURES. HE CROSSED THE PACIFIC TO SEE WHALES. HE’S EVEN BEEN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE GODDAMN OCEAN TO TALK ABOUT THE SPOOKY-ASS SHIT THAT LIVES DOWN THERE.  KILIMANJARO?  BEEN THERE. NORTH POLE? BEEN THERE. SAHARA DESERT? BEEN THERE MULTIPLE TIMES. FUCKING VOLCANOES?  BEEN AND DONE.  FUCKING AUSTRALIA? ENTIRE SHOWS THERE. HE WILL NOT STOP. HE WILL NEVER STOP.  NOT UNTIL HIS SMOOTH-ASS FATHERLY VOICE AS TAUGHT US ALL ABOUT ALL THE NATURE FOREVER.

WELL WHAT THE HELL WAS CARL SAGAN SUPPOSED TO DO?  RIDE OFF INTO A FUCKING BLACK HOLE?

God bless Sir David Attenborough.

dont forget when he made his name helping to wrangle a komodo dragon 

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lyndsayfaye:

queenmab3:

If ya’ll buy more of Lyndsay Faye’s books, eventually she’ll write us Holmes and Watson WWI spy shenanigans.

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Plus, you get the added bonus of reading some awesome stuff. Win win. Do it. DO IT.

xoxoxo

Okokokokokokokok… Okay.

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kadrey:

A Lucifer to haunt your dreams.
https://roadtrippers.com/blog/this-statue-of-lucifer-might-be-the-creepiest-art-installation-ever

Technologic advances seem to be trippin’ up Lucifer. 

kadrey:

A Lucifer to haunt your dreams.

https://roadtrippers.com/blog/this-statue-of-lucifer-might-be-the-creepiest-art-installation-ever

Technologic advances seem to be trippin’ up Lucifer. 

sagansense:

Watch the full episode here.


Shut up and listen to this man

sagansense:

Watch the full episode here.

Shut up and listen to this man

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nekobakaz:

Taking down the vaccine ingredient myths
daughterofmulan:

bronzebasilisk:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.
Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.
Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and surfer. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.
A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

THANK YOU

VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN.

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THIS WHOLE POST

nekobakaz:

Taking down the vaccine ingredient myths

daughterofmulan:

bronzebasilisk:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.

Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.

Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and surfer. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.

As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.

A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.

TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

THANK YOU

VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN.

bolded the last part

THIS WHOLE POST

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nyhistory:

March 8, 1894: New York City started requiring dogs to be licensed.

Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish Sr. and Mme. Bahkmastiaf, wife of the Russian ambassador, with dog, 1915. NYHS Image # 72757

nyhistory:

March 8, 1894: New York City started requiring dogs to be licensed.

Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish Sr. and Mme. Bahkmastiaf, wife of the Russian ambassador, with dog, 1915. NYHS Image # 72757