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Diego, 28, catholic, honest, simple, hopeful

Anonymous asked: That issue is annoying as... ! I'm a big NFL fan, and almost everyday it's in the news, he even got a sports war for courage, or something like that! And he hasn't done anything as player And it was so annoying, cause on draft day, they had like a special team with them, and they showed him kissing his boyfriend! Like they make such a big deal about! They said it was a historic moment! And I really don't have anything against same sex attractions but it gets annoying!

hislittleflower-throughconcrete:

Yeah, the thing is, the people with same sex attraction in the media usually aren’t the one’s constantly talking about it - it’s everyone else doing so! It’s so odd. 

Something about our generation really buys into the “historic moment” novelty. That was a huge part of Obama being elected, legalization of same sex “marriage,” and the like. Just because something hasn’t happened yet and has a chance to now, doesn’t mean it should happen. 

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” ― Mother Teresa

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Sleep Apnea!

So I just got back from Drs. appointment! If I hadn’t mentioned it before, I have sleep apnea (which basically means I snore, because my airways get block which means I can’t breath so I don’t get proper rest (click the link to find out more:( http://sleepdisorders.about.com/od/sleepdisorderevaluation/a/What-Is-Ahi.htm )

Now, to determine how severe your apnea is there is something call AHI that measures how many times per hour you stop breathing at night! More than 30 events per hour means you have severe sleep apnea! ok 30! I have 87 events per hour, that means 1 every 45 seconds! And the average of those events is from 15 to 25 seconds!

This affects me in many ways, first, I don’t get a proper rest at night, which is basically why I’m falling asleep in class or at mass or at work (when I work in an office). Then I don’t get enough oxygen to my brain and that can affect my heart! Obviously because I don’t get a proper rest I wake up tired, without energy or motivation! Which can somehow explain why I never feel like working out or doing stuff!

Thankfully I’m living in Canada, where I can get a free CPAP (its a machine that send air thru a mask to my mouth so my airwaves don’t close) machine from the government, but I still have to buy the mask and humidifier!

alienpunkers:

Porn is one of the biggest and most harmful industries in the world, closely affiliated with human trafficking and drugs and alcohol abuse, causing rape between children, violence, beastiality and pedophilism and its fetishizing race, underage girls, trans people and lesbianism. Thought you should know. 

(via that-elf-from-smirkwood)

How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head.

—Nina LaCour, Hold Still (via poetrist)

(via dustofffyourhighesthopes)

We always forget how strange it is just to be alive at all

And won’t you tell me why you live like you’re afraid to die, You’ll die like you’re afraid to go

Patrick Park

Do you think with a little patience or maybe out of habit, you could have loved me?

— La Belle et la Bête  (via belmelgaco)

a song of ice and fire - fake book covers (click for better resolution)

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thecatholicbear:

llynoleum:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

Relevant NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/magazine/switzerlands-proposal-to-pay-people-for-being-alive.html?_r=1&
Let’s stay tuned…


Interesting…

thecatholicbear:

llynoleum:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

Relevant NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/magazine/switzerlands-proposal-to-pay-people-for-being-alive.html?_r=1&

Let’s stay tuned…

Interesting…

inalisaquilae:

faithful-flockstar:

If God calls me to marriage, I could only hope and pray that my marriage is half as beautiful as Jackie & Bobby’s.

Amen to that!

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Don’t say that you have a chaste mind if you have unchaste eyes, because an unchaste eye is the messenger of an unchaste heart.

— Saint Augustine (via thevirginsdiary)

(via mybeltruns)

 Here is a description about the symbol: When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) i.e. a an Islamic terrorist group, were about to complete the genocide of the Christians of Mosul in the past few days, they put this mark on the walls of the homes of the Christians — to mark them out for plunder and death. This is the letter “Nun” (ن), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet (the equivalent of letter N in our Roman alphabet), the first letter of the word Nasara (نصارى: Nazarenes), the way Muslims have called Christians since the beginning of their invasion of the Christian world in the 7th century.As an expression of my solidarity — no matter how “symbolic” and powerless — with the Christians who have been exiled and killed by the revived Muslim Caliphate and as a token of prayers for them, I am posting this as my Tumblr profile pic.

 Here is a description about the symbol: When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) i.e. a an Islamic terrorist group, were about to complete the genocide of the Christians of Mosul in the past few days, they put this mark on the walls of the homes of the Christians — to mark them out for plunder and death. This is the letter “Nun” (ن), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet (the equivalent of letter N in our Roman alphabet), the first letter of the word Nasara (نصارى: Nazarenes), the way Muslims have called Christians since the beginning of their invasion of the Christian world in the 7th century.

As an expression of my solidarity — no matter how “symbolic” and powerless — with the Christians who have been exiled and killed by the revived Muslim Caliphate and as a token of prayers for them, I am posting this as my Tumblr profile pic.

rhapsodybrohemian:

Accurate.

rhapsodybrohemian:

Accurate.

(Source: poopiedoopies, via seromorir)