So what is causing autism in these children? The real answer is: We just don’t know. Not yet, at least. “There is no known single cause for autism,” explains the Autism Society’s website. And while scientists around the world are working to find a link, each time a new finding suggests possible contributing factors, what tends to proceed is an immoderate response that forgets that age-old dictum: Correlation does not equal causation. And that’s important, because in the past we have been wrong about autism, and sometimes with deadly consequences.
#donutburger. Because reasons. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1qILfkj

#donutburger. Because reasons. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1qILfkj

thisfeliciaday:

So there’s this awesome video of a 7 year old girl doing Karate AMAZINGLY, you have to watch, and literally I was so horrified at some of the TOP COMMENTS I had to pull some of them out. 
World…what the FUCK?!

This kid is awesome.

thisfeliciaday:

So there’s this awesome video of a 7 year old girl doing Karate AMAZINGLY, you have to watch, and literally I was so horrified at some of the TOP COMMENTS I had to pull some of them out. 

World…what the FUCK?!

This kid is awesome.

PSA

laughterkey:

Season 3 of Sherlock is now on Netflix.

wilwheaton:

seanbonner:

#alwaysreblog

Forever reblog

antisocialpunkpanda96:

bbypiratebunny:

howisitalready3am:

likeafieldmouse:

Some of America’s most absurd laws illustrated in a photo series by Olivia Locher.

I Fought the Law (2014)

1. In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.

2. In Georgia Picnics are prohibited in graveyards.

3. In California nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

4. In Ohio it’s illegal to disrobe in front of a man’s portrait.

5. In Kansas it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups.

6. In Colorado it’s illegal to have weeds in your yard.

7. In Utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.

8. In Maine it’s unlawful to tickle women under the chin with a feather duster.

what the fuck america

I feel the urge to take a road trip and see how many obscure laws I can break in each state

^ that sounds like a John Green book

Wooo! Utah makes it onto another list of absurd shit! #winning

girlslovesuperheroes:

My 6-year-old daughter loves comics and superheroes and ninjas and dragons and robots and “awesome stuff”. She likes pink and dresses and her long pretty hair and sparkly things and Batman. She doesn’t make a distinction between female superheroes and male superheroes. To her they are all just superheroes and all equally awesome. Except Batman. No one is awesomer than Batman. Her love for them as strong as any of the self appointed geek police. It’s actually stronger because it is pure and joyful, not embittered and possessive. It bums me out to no end that someday she is going to run into these sad pricks that will tell her she can’t be a real fan because she’s a girl. It bums me that these creators can’t conceive that someone like her exists. It bums me out that as soon as she is old enough to see and understand all the ways the fanboy industrial complex could give less than two shits about someone who has loved superheroes since she first saw Spiderman swing across her TV at 3-years-old she might stop loving comics and superheroes. Their loss.

from MattaJones

merbearedie:

borderlineotaku:

fruitycat:

worsethanmyotherblog:

Worst playground ever.

what the actual FUCK

the new human centipede looks weird

did the old human centipede look normal to you or


I just… wut?

merbearedie:

borderlineotaku:

fruitycat:

worsethanmyotherblog:

Worst playground ever.

what the actual FUCK

the new human centipede looks weird

did the old human centipede look normal to you or

I just… wut?

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:
 
“Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …” and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead “the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
 
To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study | Common Dreams

If we had a truly independent and adversarial press in my country, this would be a big news story, but they still haven’t found that plane, so … whaddayagonnado right?

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