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America’s Most Prolific Wall Punchers

Data for the above chart came from 1,2000 patients treated in 2014. The most prolific wall punchers seems to be 15 year olds.

The underlying dataset includes brief, anonymous descriptions of each hospital visit. Here are a the actual notes for some of the 15-year-old patients:

Although many of these examples involve males, about a quarter of the punchers we found are female:

Source: Quartz

State of NASA

Over his tenure, President Obama has now invested $147 billion in America’s space program. Our elected leaders, on a bipartisan basis, have chosen to make this investment in our Agency, because they believe in our Journey to Mars and recognize that investments in NASA’s present are investments in America’s future.

Because the State of our NASA is strong, President Obama is recommending a $19 billion budget for the next year to carry out our ambitious exploration and scientific discovery plans. Here are the areas in which we’ll continue to invest:

Solar System and Beyond

As we explore our solar system and search for new worlds, we look to answer key questions about our home planet, neighboring planets in our solar system and the universe beyond.

Journey to Mars

We’re developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. Mars is a rich destination for scientific discovery and robotic and human exploration as we expand our presence into the solar system. Its formation and evolution are comparable to Earth, helping us learn more about our own planet’s history and future.

International Space Station

Earth Right Now

We use the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. Our Earth science work also makes a difference in people’s lives around the world every day.

Technology Drives Exploration

Sustained investments in our technology advance space exploration, science and aeronautics capabilities. We seek to improve our ability to access and travel through space; land more mass in more locations throughout our solar system; live and work in deep space and on planetary bodies; build next generation air vehicles, and transform the ability to observe the universe and answer profound questions in Earth and space sciences.

Aeronautics

Thanks to advancements in aeronautics developed by NASA, today’s aviation industry is better equipped than ever to safely and efficiently transport all those passengers to their destinations. 

The President’s FY 2017 budget provides $790 million to our Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. This investment will accelerate aviation energy efficiency, advance propulsion system transformation and enable major improvements in aviation safety and mobility. The future of flight will: utilize greener energy, be half as loud, use half the fuel and will create quieter sonic booms.

State of NASA Social

Today, we have opened our doors and invited social media followers and news media to an in-person event, at one of our 10 field centers. Guests will go on a tour and see highlights of the work we’re doing. You can follow along digitally on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NASASocial/lists/state-of-nasa-all1

Check our Twitter Moment HERE.

Did you miss NASA Administrator Bolden’s remarks? You can watch a full recap HERE

For all budget related items, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/news/budget/index.html

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

Chicago Fire Season 4 1080p Video HD
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Overview:
An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating.

List Of Episode Season 4:
Chicago Fire Episode 1 : Let It Burn
Chicago Fire Episode 2 : A Taste of Panama City
Chicago Fire Episode 3 : I Walk Away
Chicago Fire Episode 4 : Your Day Is Coming
Chicago Fire Episode 5 : Regarding This Wedding
Chicago Fire Episode 6 : 2112
Chicago Fire Episode 7 : Sharp Elbows
Chicago Fire Episode 8 : When Tortoises Fly
Chicago Fire Episode 9 : Short and Fat
Chicago Fire Episode 10 : The Beating Heart (1)
Chicago Fire Episode 11 : The Path of Destruction
Chicago Fire Episode 12 : Not Everyone Makes It
Chicago Fire Episode 13 : The Sky Is Falling
Chicago Fire Episode 14 : All Hard Parts
Chicago Fire Episode 15 : Bad for the Soul
Chicago Fire Episode 16 : Two Ds

Pictured here is the bog turtle – North America’s tiniest turtle! This turtle can be found in the Appalachian Mountain bogs, one of the nation’s most biodiverse, yet rarest and most imperiled habitats. Roughly 90 percent of the area’s mountain bogs that once existed have been lost, making protection critical. That’s why the President’s budget calls for funding to conserve places like this as part of full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. http://on.doi.gov/23Ljo4L 🐢

Photo by Rosie Walunas, USFWS.

The contrasts and similarities in the 1957 “West Side Story” and the 2015 “Hamilton” reveal how durable national identity is as a matter for the musical theater. Surely, Miranda, when he was composing “Hamilton,” had to be conscious of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s song “America,” with its acute, outsider’s appreciation of an exciting new land. (In fact, when “West Side Story” book writer Arthur Laurents wanted lines and lyrics translated into Spanish for a revival that started at Washington’s National Theatre late in 2008, he went to Miranda.)

“I like the shores of America,” Anita and the other young Puerto Rican women sing, “Comfort is yours in America/ Knobs on the doors in America/ Wall-to-wall floors in America!”


Sondheim, “West Side Story’s” lyricist, was having some fun with Anita’s naive rapture over the material upgrade America represents. Anita identifies with this aspirational aspect of American life - a joy that turns tragically ironic, after members of the rival Jets try to rape her - in much the way Miranda’s Hamilton does.


He sings about this, too, in the hip-hop number “My Shot,” although his young-man ambitions run to more significant goals than doors and floors: “Hey yo, I’m just like my country/ I’m young, scrappy and hungry/ And I’m not throwin’ away my shot!/ I'mma get a scholarship to King’s College/ I prob'ly shouldn’t brag, but dag/ I amaze and astonish.”


For the New York of “West Side Story,” composed by some revolutionary theater artists at a time when musicals did not as a rule take on urban social issues, audiences were introduced to a group of Latino “immigrants” with no secure toehold in the city. Its view of their prospects, though not particularly cheery, was intended as a plea for compassion. By the time of “Hamilton,” another revolutionary artist could look back at the birth of America and confidently lay out an immigrant experience in a far more optimistic light. Immigrants do, indeed, get the job done.

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“Few organizations have pervasively and durably monopolized a market as well as America’s Republican and Democratic parties. The two dominant machines steering the U.S. electorate have consistently diminished the potential for a freer America. That’s because the reality is, rather than arch rivals, liberals and conservatives are two factions of the same team. Both are capitalist. Both are imperialist. Both are white supremacist surrogates. And both are controlled by a plutocratic elite who have discovered… that competition is best neutralized by eliminating all possible outliers. We merely perceive the two parties as markedly different because of the degree to which the spectrum of possibilities has been narrowed.

[…] the Democratic Party, founded in 1828, and the Republican Party, founded in 1854. Together, they form a political cartel, or an association of political parties with the purpose of maintaining concentrated power and restricting or repressing competition. Throughout the past century its loosely managed agreements, often wholly unofficial, but embedded deep within its standard operation, have been the quasi-coordinated production, distribution, and enforcement of a set of normalized choices which reflect only the range of needs of private corporate power.

Essentially, to solidify and gain greater control, the two parties staked out a set of positions within a predetermined and standardized framework which express the basic ideas of the status quo. This way any “new” solutions about what might be possible tend toward ideas which pose no serious danger to the framework itself, which produce reforms only capable of gutting radical resistance while leaving the underlying problems intact. Any outliers are assimilated or positioned to enhance the strength of current institutions. In other words, all ideas must first be filtered through the umbrella of the Democrat-Republican cartel.”

– American Cartel: How America’s Two Major Parties Helped Destroy Democracy

i think about a sequel to butterfly gun everyday like imagine harry and louis traveling the world together after spending time with niall’s brother and his partner and learning all the ways they could hide in plain sight. maybe in the 60’s they move to america and get a house near the beach in california. louis teaches english at a local high school and harry somehow gets into the music industry, playing piano for big artists but staying behind the scenes. god, they’d be so happy doing anything as long as they were together. by the early 2000’s they’d be about 70… still in love and in awe of all the ways the world is changing and becoming more accepting of homosexuality. i would read 300k of them just… existing happily together.

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🌴👙CALI VLOG-Auditioning for America’s Got Talent👙🌴

Hey everyone, my vlog from this weekend in Los Angeles going to the beach and auditioning for America’s Got Talent is up!!! 😍 If you want to check out my FIRST ever vlog, please do!! 🙊I had SOO much fun in Cali  and making this blog, and feel like I saw a lot for only being there 4 days lol! And wish me luck for America’s Got Talent, i really hope I make it!!! 😍 
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The original Idol, Grammy Award-winning singing sensation Kelly Clarkson, makes her picture book debut with this enchanting story inspired by her own daughter, River Rose. The book comes complete with an original lullaby written and performed by Kelly herself, and fans can listen to it at www.hc.com/riverrose.

It’s a big day for River Rose she’s going to the zoo! But when she’s too excited to fall asleep the night before, it takes a magical lullaby from Mom to send River Rose off on a dream adventure! Soon River Rose is hopscotching with the hippos, slip-sliding with the penguins, and dancing with the big brown bears. It’s a rollicking, rhyming tale from America’s most beloved performer, recording star Kelly Clarkson. Join along on this bedtime journey with an original lullaby that parents and kids are sure to love!

River Rose landed down in the center of the zoo.
And right around the corner came a bouncy kangaroo.
He was just about to ask if there was something he could do,
when River Rose jumped up and said, “We’ve come to play with you!”

my favorite part of the history of japan video is when the guy is talking really fast and then he stops and dark music starts playing and his voice gets really serious and slow and he says really grimly “knock. knock. it’s america. with big boats. with guns.” and then there’s the megaphone voice going “open. the country. stop. having it be closed.”

anonymous asked:

I kind of, in a way, think we are seeing Captain America. He may not have the shield yet, but I honestly think we might be looking at Bucky taking the shield by the end of the movie.

that’s actually a really clever way to look at it. people are wondering where cap is throughout the trailer but what if we’re actually watching cap in the form of bucky? it’s like captain america’s there in the trailer but it’s not steve rogers, it’s bucky barnes. maybe that’s why we’re seeing so much of him, maybe that’s why he always seems to be front and center. we’re watching cap without knowing that it’s cap yet. you just blew my mind, nonnie…

KELLY ANNOUNCES NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK

HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson’s first picture book, RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY, featuring an original lullaby written and performed by the international superstar. World rights were sold to David Linker, Executive Editor, HarperCollins Children’s Books, from CAA.

RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY is an enchanting picture book that chronicles the night before an imaginative little girl’s first trip to the zoo. River Rose is so excited to see the animals and ride the carousel that she can’t fall asleep—until a magical lullaby from her mom sends her off on an amazing adventure. Soon River Rose is hopscotching with the hippos, slip-sliding with the penguins, and dancing with the big brown bears. It’s a rollicking, rhyming tale from America’s most beloved performer, recording star Kelly Clarkson. Join along on this bedtime journey, complete with an original lullaby that parents and kids are sure to love.

With adorable illustrations by Laura Hughes, RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY is the perfect story for bedtime or reading time.

“When kids read RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY my hope is that it inspires their imagination and reminds them that they should always follow their dreams – no matter where they lead,” says Kelly Clarkson.

“The first time I heard Kelly talk about this project, I knew it was something special,” says David Linker, Executive Editor, HarperCollins Children’s Books. “Her passion for the story and musical ear for the rhythm and melody that make for great storytelling was evident from the very first draft. It’s been a true labor of love.”

bbabyboybuckyy asked:

Hey hey hey, I asked this a while ago but I think it may have gotten lost. Bucky made it to the 21st century while Steve died fighting hydra, but it turns out Steve made it to the future too, only he's not the winter soldier, he's still captain America fighting bad guys secretly, but Bucky thinks Steve is dead so he doesn't know what to think of this guy. I know it sounds vague, but does this ring any bells for anyone?

Oh my god I swear I’ve read this but I’m having no luck turning it up again!

Followers, any ideas?

update:

we have one for Always Stay Near Me, For Tomorrow I Will Have Much To Do by roguewrld and one for don’t want your shining eyes by haipollai