What if we unconsciously choose our ultimate biases based on some of our features we recognize in them… ‘like bias like fan’.
Write in tags some of yours and your bias’ similar features, i really want to know if this theory makes sense 🤗
When we think “drought,” we think California, or just a couple of years ago, Texas, or the American Southwest generally. We don’t think, “Alabama.” Until this story popped up on my screen, I wasn’t aware of a drought in Alabama.
Excerpt from the Huffington Post story:
Alabama is in the midst of the worst drought in at least a decade, though anecdotally, many say it’s the most severe in modern memory. More than 98 percent of the state is now suffering drought conditions, with parts of the northeast and east-central Alabama enduring “exceptional drought” ― the worst possible kind. Rivers and streams have run dry, wildlife have perished, and raging wildfires have consumed more than 12,000 acres of land statewide.
Forecasters said this week that the drought is showing no signs of abating. Alabama will likely experience not a wet, but a drier than usual winter this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency said the drought is expected to persist through Jan. 31, bringing worsening conditions to areas already in the grips of a crisis. It’s anticipated that drought will consume the entire state by year’s end.
With climate change promising to bring more frequent and intense droughts and wildfires in the coming decades, local activists and water management experts say the ongoing drought is a foreshadowing of “scary” things to come.
The current emergency has also cast a harsh spotlight on the state’s abject failure to prepare for times of drought crisis, they say.
Alabama has been dubbed “America’s Amazon.” It has the most navigable water channels in the country and boasts the most freshwater biodiversity. So dead and dying rivers and streams can spell disaster for ecosystems, as well as local communities living near water bodies and industries relying on these water channels for survival.
Drought also severely threatens the health of wildlife populations, including threatened species. Other than being one of America’s most biodiverse states, Alabama is also home to the third-largest number of endangered species in the country, including aquatic creatures like fish, freshwater mussels and crayfish.
The climate and the current weather pattern is creating the drought. But the state’s government isn’t helping the situation:
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” holds the third position on the Hot 100 this week and it becomes ZAYN’s second top five radio song
Zayn and Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” remains at its No. 3 peak on the Hot 100. It falls to No. 3 after a second (nonconsecutive) week atop Digital Song Sales, down 20 percent to 109,000, despite a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price; a week earlier, it surged by 124 percent to 137,000 sold following the Jan. 26 premiere of its official video. The collab backtracks 3-4 on Streaming Songs (22.8 million, down 12 percent) but hits the top five on Radio Songs (7-5; 98 million, up 10 percent), becoming Swift’s ninth Radio Songs top five and Zayn’s second.
“Forever” is the lead single from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, with both the album and the movie having arrived Friday (Feb. 10). As it holds at its No. 3 high, the song remains tied for the highest-charting Hot 100 hit from the Fifty Shades franchise. 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey yielded the No. 3-peaking “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding and “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” by The Weeknd.
wachauuuuu said: since you’re basically one of the most knowledgeable and
analytical kook/min shipper out there, may I have the pleasure of knowing
your thoughts on the recent hand on the waist + ass rubbing and
smacking that happened during their bst rehearsal?? some people said
jimin looked lowkey offended/mad but why do I feel like he’s just
putting up a front? i mean…i would think jimin would let jungkook off
with just about anything so…..
Jimin has the patience of a saint when it comes to Jungkook, but it doesn’t mean he’ll always take 100 percent of the maknae’s shenanigans: sometimes he’ll only take 98 percent. But people were overreacting if they thought Jimin was legit mad. Jungkook has gotten away with doing wayyy more in the past. I mean, what’s a little ass rubbing and smacking in the grand scheme of things, anyhow? It was only out in the public, in front of all the other hyungs and all their fans, the stage crew and other staff.. So, you know, just another typical day for Kook/min really.
Uli Hoeneß has begun a second term as FC Bayern president: An
overwhelming majority of 98.5 percent of the 7,152 members in attendance voted for him to resume his tenure of
the most important office at the club.
Hoeneß joined FC Bayern in 1970 and went on to win everything there was
to win. When he was forced to end his playing career due to injury at
the age of 27 in 1979, he began a second career as a general manager and
made FC Bayern one of Europe’s most successful clubs. After 30 years of
service as general manager and board member he succeeded Franz
Beckenbauer in November 2009, but stepped down in March 2014 after a
conviction for tax irregularities. 987 days later he has returned.
“I promise I won’t disappoint you,” he declared.
“I’m asking you for a second chance,” “ and I promise I’ll do everything I can to fulfill your expectations.“
“Dear Uli, I wish you a beautiful, successful and emotional return to
your old post as FC Bayern president,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had said
before the election. “I’ll never forget your face and your eyes when you
came back to the Säbener Strasse for the first time on 2 January 2015.
Your face said everything Uli has gone through. One could see you’d had
extremely difficult times behind you, so we’re glad you’ve deservedly
retaken your post as president. I’m looking forward to working with you
again. I wish for a trusting, loyal, harmonious, respectful and good
cooperation for the benefit of FC Bayern. Dear Uli, welcome back.”
Re: Gun Violence --- I am wondering about the correlation between gun violence and masculine culture/toxic masculinity. We know, for instance, that 98 percent of mass shootings are perpetrated by men. Can gun violence in our country be fully addressed without addressing this culture of male violence? Thank you. -Leslie Allison
Gun violence and domestic violence are intimately related. Will a woman die in a domestic violence confrontation? It’s five times more likely if there is a gun present.
The US has a unique problem with domestic violence and guns: Women in this country are 16 times more likely to be shot and killed than are women in other developed nations. Fifty-one American women are shot and killed by intimate partners in a given month. In fact, you may be shocked to learn that a majority of mass shootings—murders of at least four people between January 2009 and July 2015—involve shooters killing their intimate partners or family members.
There is a lot of work our elected officials can do to change the equation. The gun background check system has stopped over 300,000 sales to domestic abusers—and yet federal law doesn’t require background checks for all gun sales. In states that do require background checks for all gun sales, roughly half as many women are shot to death by their intimate partners. Shockingly, only fifteen states require that domestic abusers under restraining orders must turn in their firearms—even though they are legally prohibited from having guns. Finally, our federal law fails to block abusive boyfriends (as opposed to abusive husbands) from having guns, even though more American women are killed by boyfriends than are killed by husbands.
That would be a wonderful thing to study. Sadly, the gun lobby has found a great deal of success in preventing this sort of thing from happening. They convinced enough members of congress that they should effectively ban the CDC from studying gun violence. The Dickey Amendment in 1996 specifically forbade the CDC from advocating or promoting gun control and then cut the almost $3 million it received for such studies.
The Mask You Live In is an incredible documentary that outlines the effects that the pressure to be hyper masculine has on our boys and young men. As boys grow up in our culture they learn through subtleties and other more overt pressures that expressing their emotions means that they no longer qualify as a man. As this unhealthy blockage of emotion builds up it tends to release itself through aggression later in life. It’s clear that this phenomenon fuels incidences of gun violence. As more studies are being conducted around masculinity and the prevalence of sexual and intimate partner violence among males we’ve seen that attitudes about what’s normal or “masculine” are changing for the better, however, there is still little evidence to support that this shift in perception will curb gun violence. I believe that the more work we can do to help people, especially men, understand the toxicity of hyper-masculinity the less we’ll see gun violence claiming lives in our country. And so it plays a very important part in ending these tragedies.
“The Mask You Live In”, Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, on Netflix
This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately, especially as we see intersections of toxic masculinity, Donald Trump’s politics, the gun lobby’s efforts, and the way our society treats the machismo-ism of gun culture. You’re right that the vast, vast majority of mass shootings are perpetrated by men, and most begin as domestic violence or violence against the family. Men are the demographic most often found on both sides of the barrel, and make up the majority of people who commit suicide with guns in the U.S. (and suicide makes up ⅔ of guns deaths overall). At the same time, women are most often found to be the peacemakers in their communities after gun violence erupts, and women can now be found leading the gun violence prevention movement all around the country. On July 23, 2015, a man with a history of domestic violence and aggression towards women stood up in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana and killed two young women, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, and injured others. The movie that was showing was Amy Schumer’s new Trainwreck. This was one of countless shootings that had happened since my own family had been impacted by a mass shooting, and once again I was drained, horrified, exhausted, and infuriated. In response, and mostly as a way to process yet another act of gun violence, I wrote what later became “An Open Letter To Amy Schumer.” In this Medium post, I wrote about how gun violence prevention is a feminist issue, a women’s issue, a family issue. I talked about the intersection of toxic masculinity and gun culture, as well as the unnerving connections between domestic violence and gun violence. These topics are critical, and they need to be addressed more unapologetically and consistently. Organizations have been successful in many states in the past few years in closing loopholes that allow domestic violence and stalking perpetrators to pass a background check and own firearms. This is critical legislation that could use more support. Like you said, I do not believe we can talk about American gun culture, rates of gun violence, the history of the issue, or how we ought to solve it without addressing this root cause.
I have some funny firsthand experience with this. I initially created “Campus (Dildo) Carry,” the flagship protest of Cocks Not Glocks, as a thoughtless satirical joke. I thought it’d be a goofy way to poke fun at the differences in values in Texas, where there are laws banning the open display of harmless floppy dildos, while violence is glorified by the continual loosening of gun restrictions. Something that I didn’t realize I’d done, and didn’t plan for, was drumming up the oft-hinted at “compensation” stereotype of big time gun enthusiasts— and I hurt a lot of feelings. Oops. The protest was seen as a jab at masculinity, and when you mess with man’s sense of power, the gut reaction of most of the people who feel most targeted by that kind of humor is to react violently. These are the “law abiding, calm, responsible gun owners” who shout the most loudly for guns-everywhere legislation. However, it seems that they can’t even remain calm in the face of a lighthearted dick joke. They told me I needed to be deported (um, I’m an American citizen) or executed 18th-century style for treason, that they wished I’d be raped and murdered so I’d know what it’d be like to wish I had a gun to protect me, that I’d be asking for violence if I were carrying a dildo, that I was an attention and sex starved little girl and that rape would fix me, that I was promoting rape culture despite being a sexual assault survivor myself, and they even gave out my address so people could harass me in person if they wanted. There’s a reason why there are so many women leading gun violence prevention initiatives. Women deal with real threats to their safety every single day. It can be scary to stick out too much, to go anywhere alone, to stand up to anyone larger than you. Despite all of this, millions of women still aren’t choosing guns. Women who have survived all their lives without guns are tired of being told that guns are the only means of being treated with fear and respect. Women refuse to allow the unimaginative dudes shouting at us about guns, whose favorite and only conflict resolution skill is violence, to dictate the narrative on safety. And all fun and games aside, domestic violence is a serious issue in America. More than half of the women killed by guns are killed by their intimate partners. Guns that were initially bought to protect their homes and their families wind up being the same guns that destroy their homes and families. Gun violence is a feminist issue because guns give the men that religiously wield them a false sense of power to dictate how society’s rules are made and how women behave. And that’s has deadly consequences for us. So yes, guns, power, and masculinity are fatally intertwined in American culture, and it is crucial that we destroy those ties.
I feel like Caryl’s
touches keep progressing with every season. It started in S2, with
her kissing his forehead and him holding her while Sophia walked out
of the barn. And then it grew into Daryl massaging Carol’s shoulders,
carrying her out of the tombs, holding her hand, playfully nudging
her. Then running into her arms and embracing her. Resting his head
on her shoulder. Putting his arm around her and walking with her. And
even in season six when they barely interacted at all, their
touches still progressed. With Daryl holding Carol’s chin and
tilting her head up so that she’d meet his eyes. With Daryl hugging
Carol while cradling her head.
As the seasons go
on, their touches advance and become more meaningful and intimate.
Which is why I’m about 98 percent convinced that there’s going
to be some forehead-to-forehead touching in 7x10. I feel that,
although I don’t think they’re going to exactly kiss in the
episode, their touches will progress more than ever.
I am 99%/100% percent sure that jimin and jungkook are in a relationship.
The other 1% percent is me thinking that at this point they are barely going to confess to each other. (Impossible after the backhug)
The other 0% goes to me thinking they don’t find each other attractive.
I am 100%/100% percent sure Jungkook finally realize Jimin’s crush on him.
I am 98%/100% percent sure that Jungkook and Jimin cuddle while they sleep together.
I am 100%/ 100% percent sure Jungkook finds Jimin adorable, and sexy at the same time.
I am 1000%/100% percent sure Jungkook and Jimin will get married in the future
I am 100% sure all bts members will attend and 100% sure Jungkook and Jimin will die of happiness.
Futuristic floating home lets you go eco-friendly on the water
These tiny houses are made of recycled aluminum and powered by rooftop photovoltaic systems. Natural ventilation makes the house have low energy demands, and 98 percent of the home’s materials are recyclable!
I’ve been seeing a lot of Sunny song recs, especially The Mountain Goats, but haven’t seen this mentioned yet, and just can’t keep it to myself anymore. New Chevrolet in Flames seems like such a chardee song.
We were drinking Colorado Bulldogs When inspiration struck And we knew it was high time For us to change our own luck We cracked a couple Coca Colas open Mixed em up with vodka and some coffee liqueur Poured in some cold milk
Mac, Dennis, and Frank abandon them for some kind of “owners only” dinner/meeting and, feeling rejected, they decide to just hang out/ goof off mixing drinks, and decide to take off and have their own thing
My love for you is 98 percent pure But the two percent that remains Has fried the circuits in my brain
98% pure= just being friends for years/ 2% that remains= confusing romantical type thoughts maybe mixed with a little of that dislike they all claim
I got out my smoking jacket You put on some fishnets And your smart black beret We cut quite a figure in the mirror And then we were on our way
They both like dressing up as characters, and decide to dress up “fancy” like a rich couple, but end up looking like jackasses, but are still impressed thinking it looks good. They end up going to a car dealership and test driving one, to just go park somewhere, and making out trying to live some high school fantasy/experience neither really got to have.
New artwork for an article in the latest Audubon magazine on how a Grey-winged Cotinga’s range in Brazil may be 98 percent smaller than the current estimate. Big thanks to Kristina Deckert and Kevin Fisher!
I get why you don’t want anyone to know about Duke Silver.
And you don’t have to worry. Your secret is safe with me. To even it out, I”m going to tell you all of my secrets. I once forgot to brush my teeth for five weeks. I didn’t actually sell my last car, I just forgot where I parked it. I don’t know who Al Gore is, and at this point, I’m too afraid to ask. When they say 2 percent milk, I don’t know what the other 98 percent is. When I was a baby, my head was so big, scientists did experiments on me. I once threw beer at a swan and then it attacked my niece Rebecca. You don’t have to play the Unity concert. But don’t quit music. Please.