I very much dislike the fact that most people in my life have absolutely no validation for their beliefs and opinions besides the fact that their reasoning is solely based on tradition. And to top it off, the same people will act like they know everything about the subject, yet they’ve never read or discussed anything about it. But in the end, their word will always be right. At least be a little open-minded about it, or at least respect others’ stance. This exactly explains the bigoted Christians in my area who haven’t even read the Bible but is not necessarily limited to them.
For the record, I was called a “liberal atheist” by my sister the other day (which I’m neither.) She has no knowledge on politics or social problems whatsoever, so I asked her to define what a liberal was, and all she could say in response was “You” and looked off with a smirk on her face as if she really ruined my day by saying that.
Living with close-minded, ignorant conservatives is tough.
“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom.” If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”—President Barack Obama (via ithedivine)
Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.
Recordings by NASA, they are the sounds made by the planets. This is the planet Saturn.
Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which have been monitored by the Cassini spacecraft. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. These auroras are similar to Earth’s northern and southern lights. This is an audio file of radio emissions from Saturn.
The Cassini spacecraft began detecting these radio emissions in April 2002, when Cassini was 374 million kilometers (234 million miles) from the planet, using the Cassini radio and plasma wave science instrument. The radio and plasma wave instrument has now provided the first high resolution observations of these emissions, showing an amazing array of variations in frequency and time. The complex radio spectrum with rising and falling tones, is very similar to Earth’s auroral radio emissions. These structures indicate that there are numerous small radio sources moving along magnetic field lines threading the auroral region.
Time on this recording has been compressed, so that 73 seconds corresponds to 27 minutes. Since the frequencies of these emissions are well above the audio frequency range, we have shifted them downward by a factor of 44.
burning in hell this piece of me fits in nowhere as other people find things to do with their time places to go with one another things to say to each other.
I am burning in hell some place north of Mexico. flowers don’t grow here.
I am not like other people other people are like other people.
they are all alike: joining grouping huddling they are both gleeful and content and i am burning in hell.
my heart is a thousand years old I am not like other people. I’d die on their picnic grounds smothered by their flags slugged by their songs unloved by their soldiers gored by their humor murdered by their concern.
“Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, “Is life a multiple choice test or is it a true or false test?” …Then a voice comes to me out of the dark and says, “We hate to tell you this but life is a thousand word essay.”—Charles M. Schulz (via infinitives)