very-serious-problems

Last weekend, while driving back to my apartment with my gf, I was happily chattering away about my current ME2 play-through (with mshep) and how I can’t decide who I want to romance!! A very serious problem. And she just goes, “you mean not you’re not romancing Kaidan? I didn’t think that was even possible for you”, completely deadpan.
Naturally, I started cackling and face-palmed so hard she had to yell at me to watch the road.
In conclusion, I am shenko trash, and even the people in my life who know nothing at all about mass effect know about my love for Kaidan. And I am equally mortified and delighted.

skeleship  asked:

This may seem odd, and I mean you no disrespect when asking this; have you ever been paid to eat someone? That is, has anyone ever approached you (given how you keep to yourself, doubtful) with the intent to murder someone else? Thank you for your ⌚.

*cannot help a villainous laugh*

Indeed they have. I’m afraid I cannot discuss it. Not only would it be a very serious problem for the investigation, it would also constitute something that might spoil someone’s enjoyment of the reading.

Your question tells me you have not gotten very far into my books. I advise you to continue.

I’m really bothered that all straight people will be able to just brush this off easily while all us queer folk will be living in constant fear for who knows how long. Like straight people will not have to reevaluate literally their entire life decisions going forward and question everything they do so they won’t be killed. I just want to be able to live and be who I am, why is that an impossible luxury

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I just really like flowers, tattos and these two

forbes.com
Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis
Maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all.
By James Taylor

From the article:

It is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus.

Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.

The survey results show geoscientists (also known as earth scientists) and engineers hold similar views as meteorologists. Two recent surveys of meteorologists (summarized here and here) revealed similar skepticism of alarmist global warming claims.

According to the newly published survey of geoscientists and engineers, merely 36 percent of respondents fit the “Comply with Kyoto” model. The scientists in this group “express the strong belief that climate change is happening, that it is not a normal cycle of nature, and humans are the main or central cause.”

The authors of the survey report, however, note that the overwhelming majority of scientists fall within four other models, each of which is skeptical of alarmist global warming claims.

The survey finds that 24 percent of the scientist respondents fit the “Nature Is Overwhelming” model. “In their diagnostic framing, they believe that changes to the climate are natural, normal cycles of the Earth.” Moreover, “they strongly disagree that climate change poses any significant public risk and see no impact on their personal lives.”

Another group of scientists fit the “Fatalists” model. These scientists, comprising 17 percent of the respondents, “diagnose climate change as both human- and naturally caused. ‘Fatalists’ consider climate change to be a smaller public risk with little impact on their personal life. They are skeptical that the scientific debate is settled regarding the IPCC modeling.” These scientists are likely to ask, “How can anyone take action if research is biased?”

The next largest group of scientists, comprising 10 percent of respondents, fit the “Economic Responsibility” model. These scientists “diagnose climate change as being natural or human caused. More than any other group, they underscore that the ‘real’ cause of climate change is unknown as nature is forever changing and uncontrollable. Similar to the ‘nature is overwhelming’ adherents, they disagree that climate change poses any significant public risk and see no impact on their personal life. They are also less likely to believe that the scientific debate is settled and that the IPCC modeling is accurate. In their prognostic framing, they point to the harm the Kyoto Protocol and all regulation will do to the economy.”

The final group of scientists, comprising 5 percent of the respondents, fit the “Regulation Activists” model. These scientists “diagnose climate change as being both human- and naturally caused, posing a moderate public risk, with only slight impact on their personal life.” Moreover, “They are also skeptical with regard to the scientific debate being settled and are the most indecisive whether IPCC modeling is accurate.”

Taken together, these four skeptical groups numerically blow away the 36 percent of scientists who believe global warming is human caused and a serious concern.

One interesting aspect of this new survey is the unmistakably alarmist bent of the survey takers. They frequently use terms such as “denier” to describe scientists who are skeptical of an asserted global warming crisis, and they refer to skeptical scientists as “speaking against climate science” rather than “speaking against asserted climate projections.” Accordingly, alarmists will have a hard time arguing the survey is biased or somehow connected to the ‘vast right-wing climate denial machine.’

Another interesting aspect of this new survey is that it reports on the beliefs of scientists themselves rather than bureaucrats who often publish alarmist statements without polling their member scientists. We now have meteorologists, geoscientists and engineers all reporting that they are skeptics of an asserted global warming crisis, yet the bureaucrats of these organizations frequently suck up to the media and suck up to government grant providers by trying to tell us the opposite of what their scientist members actually believe.

People who look behind the self-serving statements by global warming alarmists about an alleged “consensus” have always known that no such alarmist consensus exists among scientists. Now that we have access to hard surveys of scientists themselves, it is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus.

@your-uncle-dave  thought you might like reading this.

I have a very serious problem where I find a song that I really like, then I listen to it so much I get tired of it, so I stop listening to it. Then a little while later I’ll find it again, and the same thing happens. It’s a vicious cycle.

Mom Slams Magazine For Failing Our Girls In Epic Open Letter

“We’ve got a very serious problem here. Hell, we’ve had a serious problem here for a long time. And it’s what we’re telling our girls. Girls only care about fashion and getting boys to like them. Or some version of that. Nothing shows that problem more obviously than comparing the cover of a magazine targeted to girls to the cover of a magazine targeted to boys, side by side.

Mom of five, Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll, mother to two girls and three boys posted this genius picture on Facebook this week.

It’s the covers of Girls’ Life and Boys’s Life right next to each other. Although the two magazines have similar names they are not owned or operated by the same company. Along with the picture, Keats-Jaskoll wrote an epic open letter to the editors of Girls’ Life magazine slamming them for reducing our girls to fashion tips, kiss-and-tell bullshit and other superficial nonsense.

Keats-Jaskoll writes,” Your cover has a lovely young lady with a full face of makeup and you invite your readers to ‘steal her secrets’. The Boys’ Life cover has in bold letters: EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE surrounded by all kinds of awesome gear for different professions- doctor, explorer, pilot, chemist, engineer, etc. subheading — HERE’S HOW TO BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.”

Keats-Jaskoll then compares the content inside the magazines, “Your true stories are: ‘real girls smooch and spill.’ Boys’ Life true stories are: ‘True stories of firefighters in action.’ ” Damn.

“You CAN fight the tide of objectification of girls. You CAN create covers and stories that treat girls as more than hair, lips and kisses,” writes Keats-Jaskoll. “Until you do, I guess I’ll sign us up to Boys’ Life because the quiz I want for my girls isn’t ‘Am I ready for a BF’ its ‘What Do I Want To Be.‘”

Read the full piece here including Keats-Jaskoll’s letter

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“Being a member looks very flashy and grand from the outside. Its very lonely job. That’s all people see, it’s hard work and its really hard to get to the top. A lot of people don’t know that. It feels like were walking on a tightrope. We feel insecure.”

Stress and mental illness is a very serious problem in the Kpop industry and some fans and companies need to start realizing that idols are not objects but humans too. They deal with so much shit its not even funny. Take a second before you say something how it may impact on someone else’s life cause you have no idea how strong words can be especially for someone who is insecure and feels alone. Also don’t be one of those fans who attacks idols for every little thing they do. How about you try having the spotlight on you every single day and still manage to smile.

Some companies not all, need to start learning that they ain’t bloody robots and need rest. Like does it really take peniel to lose all his hair from stress, chanyeol to cry in his car alone because schedules are so heavy, taehyun to suffer from depression because he is so overworked, kai to fracture and injure his legs so many times from being over practiced, suga and chanyeol to dye there hair so much that they complain that it hurts, idols to faint on stage, and groups to disband till companies actually do something about these problems before it turns into a serious issue! This ain’t directed at fans but you stupid ass companies who implement such strict and tiring schedules for your idols who make you so famous when you give them so little. Stuff you and your dating bands, strict diets, intense schedules, over practicing and let idols be fucking humans and let them do what they want, talk to who they want and see their families when ever they want. ITS NOT THAT HARD!!!

P.s Respect to those companies out there who actually take care of their idols and give them rest when they need it however fuck you to the others for being so careless when you know they deserve better….

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Culture was meant to share, make so

What happens when people actually use their own head and don’t buy into the unconstructive hate the media feeds us every day is truly amazing.

#CulturalAPPRECIATION

Okay so-
Lets talk Klingons, and how great they are.

Garak is claustrophobic, and he’s also the only one that can save them. (Of course.) So he has to go into a teeny tiny crawlspace to do his mechanical magic, and try not to panic. Worf is stuck fighting Jem'hadar after Jem'hadar in staged fights, and everyone’s all “Oooohhh Worf, so honourable!”

Their reaction to Garak forcing himself into the crawlspace again? Not “Ugh silly Cardassian, afraid of small spaces.” It’s “Damn, he is brave as fuck. Going in there is terrifying for him, and we respect his courage.”

Klingons are great.