CMV: I think being pro-life, yet allowing an abortion exception in the case of rape, is a hypocritical position to hold. : changemyview
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/u/greenbabyshit gives a great narrative on how easy it is to get into heroin : bestof
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Why a member of the Polish underground sent himself into the infamous prison camp David de Sola "The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones." The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz - David de Sola
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Are language skills alone enough to ensure overseas Chinese fit well into their new home? The answer is no, according to a study of the social experience of recent Chinese immigrants in Australia, which found that their biggest barrier to communication is not language or knowledge, but the ability to make small talk. The experience of 25-year-old Fei - a financial adviser who has lived in Melbourne for seven years, speaks fluent English and considers himself outgoing - is typical. Every time the company holds a social function, he's reluctant to join, he says. Chinese immigrants find Australian small talk too awkward
News Most of the time, we try to avoid inflicting pain on others — when we do hurt someone, we typically experience guilt, remorse, or other feelings of distress. But for some, cruelty can be pleasurable, even exciting. New research suggests that this kind of everyday sadism is real and more common than we might think. Two studies led by psychological scientist Erin Buckels of the University of British Columbia revealed that people who score high on a measure of sadism seem to derive pleasure from behaviors that hurt others, and are even willing to expend extra effort to make someone else suffer. The new findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Everyday Sadists Take Pleasure In Others’ Pain
The "Horatio Alger myth" refers to a perceived characteristic trajectory - and attendant ethic or message - found in the novels of Horatio Alger, Jr.. Alger wrote over 120 books for young working class males, a well-known early example of which is Ragged Dick, which was published in 1867. His books have been described as rags to riches stories, although often 'rags to middle class respectability' might be more accurate. "By leading exemplary lives, struggling valiantly against poverty and adversity", Alger's protagonists gain both wealth and honor, ultimately realizing the American Dream. The characters in Alger's stories sometimes improved their social position through the aid of an older, kindly, wealthy helping person. Success of Alger's characters The association of Alger's stories with the 'rags to riches' trope is somewhat misleading, as his heroes rarely become extremely wealthy. Horatio Alger myth
The World of 100 If the world were a village of 100 people, what would its composition be? This set of 20 posters is built on statistics about the spread of population around the world under various classifications. The numbers are turned into graphics to give another sense a touch – Look, this is the world we are living in. Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2009 Graphic Design In China Awards 2009 International Design Awards 2009 HOW International Design Awards 2010 HKDA Global Design Awards 2011 KANTAR Information Is Beautiful Awards 2013 – The World of 100 Postcards (2011 version) The World of 100 : Toby Ng Design
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The Dalai Lama - "The World Will Be Saved By the Western Woman" About a month ago, the Dalai Lama said something about women that is just now making the rounds on Twitter. His statement, "The world will be saved by the western woman," was delivered during the Vancouver Peace Summit 2009, which opened on the morning of Sunday, September 27th. Although I'm still trying to track down a transcript of the speech containing the above statement, the Dalai Lama participated in more than one panel discussion that day, and the event most likely to have provoked such a strongly worded declaration was the "Nobel Laureates in Dialogue: Connecting for Peace" presentation held that afternoon.
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Violence begets violence It Shoots Further Than He Dreams by John F. Knott, March 1918. The phrase "violence begets violence" (or "hate begets hate") means that violent behavior promotes other violent behavior, in return. The phrase has been used for over 50 years, as in speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1958) or the news report "Study: TV Violence Begets Violence" by CBS News (March 2003).
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Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life (published as Emergency : One Man's Story Of A Dangerous World And How To Stay Alive In It by Canongate) is a 2009 book on survivalist preparedness by Neil Strauss. In the book, the author gains citizenship of the island nation of St. Kitts, visits to a ranch called Gunsite to learn to shoot, and learns techniques for tracking and surviving in the wilderness. Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
Finally, we’re all caught up to where we should be! The excerpt today is from Memoirs of a Young Rakehell. I enjoy this novel simply because it uses the widest variety of ridiculous euphemisms I’ve ever come across in a Victorian novel (and that’s saying a good deal, since Victorians were often quite fond of euphemisms). Needless to say, Victorian Porn Fridays are NSFW. (Sometimes Victorian porn is also NSFL, just sayin’. Victorians didn’t seem to have much of a problem with incest and ephebophilia and other things like that.) Blog Archive » Victorian Porn Friday #10
You Cannot Kill an Idea "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death." What is the most resilient parasite?
I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin So far ahead, these bums is laggin' See me in that new thing, bums is gaggin' I'm startin' to feel like a dungeon dragon Raah, raah, like a dungeon dragon I'm startin' to feel like a dungeon dragon Look at my show footage, how these girls be spazzin' So fuck I look like gettin' back to a has-been Yeah, I said it, has-been Hang it up, flat screen Plasma Hey Nicki, hey Nicki, asthma I got the pumps, it ain't got medicine I got bars, sentencin' I'm a bad bitch, I'm a cunt And I'll kick that ho, punt Forced trauma, blunt You play the back bitch, I'm in the front You need a job, this ain't cuttin' it Nicki Minaj is who you ain't fuckin' with NICKI MINAJ - ROMAN'S REVENGE LYRICS
De facto standard The term "de facto standard" is used in contrast with obligatory standards (also known as "de jure standards"); or to express the dominant voluntary standard, when there is more than one standard available for the same use. In social sciences, a voluntary standard that is also a de facto standard is a typical solution to a coordination problem. The choice of a de facto standard tends to be stable in situations in which all parties can realize mutual gains, but only by making mutually consistent decisions. In contrast, an enforced "de jure standard" is a solution to the prisoner's problem. Examples
Requiem The Mass and its settings draw their name from the introit of the liturgy, which begins with the words "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine" – "Grant them eternal rest, O Lord". ("Requiem" is the accusative singular form of the Latin noun requies, "rest, repose".) The Roman Missal as revised in 1970 employs this phrase as the first entrance antiphon among the formulas for Masses for the dead, and it remains in use to this day. Liturgical rite Post Vatican II
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