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Link Memories of Steve

I feel bad that I am just getting around to linking this, but this is a really heartening piece by Don Melton. I started reading it before I left for Digium almost two weeks ago, but didn’t get around to finishing it until this afternoon.

Stories like [this|these] make me dislike the Isaacson biography that much more.

newsweek:

Let’s say you’re a family making $50,000, married with one child. Let’s also say you put 2 percent of your wages toward a 401(k), don’t itemize, and claim the Saver’s Credit and Child Tax Credit. This is what your tax receipt might look like. You’re paying $440 to have the finest military on the planet. You’re paying $9.59 on unemployment insurance. You’re paying $15.98 to ensure that the federal government can help you out if there’s a natural disaster that takes out your town. You’re also paying about $4,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes. 

The Details, plus more charts: How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts)

If only this could be a more real thing that the government were capable of doing…

newsweek:

Let’s say you’re a family making $50,000, married with one child. Let’s also say you put 2 percent of your wages toward a 401(k), don’t itemize, and claim the Saver’s Credit and Child Tax Credit. This is what your tax receipt might look like. You’re paying $440 to have the finest military on the planet. You’re paying $9.59 on unemployment insurance. You’re paying $15.98 to ensure that the federal government can help you out if there’s a natural disaster that takes out your town. You’re also paying about $4,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes.

The Details, plus more charts: How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts)

If only this could be a more real thing that the government were capable of doing…

tumblingdoe:

ctvadim:

femininefreak:

Sex Education in American Public Schools

And this is why tumblingdoe and lacigreen are IMPORTANT.

I want to know states that have the highest sexual health and do some serious overlaying.

After the first two pictures, I was curious about the same thing…surely it wouldn’t be hard to put that data together…

laughingsquid:

Skittish Springer Spaniel Screeches At Squirrel

you can’t make this kinda shit up.

Remembers to close fuel door, forgets to put cap back on. WTFH.

Remembers to close fuel door, forgets to put cap back on. WTFH.

If the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger is approved, the combined company’s footprint will pass over 60 percent of U.S. broadband households, after the proposed divestiture, with most of those homes having Comcast as the only option for truly high-speed broadband. As DSL fades in favor of cable Internet, Comcast could control high-speed broadband to the majority of American homes. Comcast is already dominant enough to be able to capture unprecedented fees from transit providers and services such as Netflix. The combined company would possess even more anti- competitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access to their customers. For this reason, Netflix opposes this merger.

Netflix’s statement in their shareholder letter on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. (via parislemon)

All that says nothing of their inability and outright unwillingness too meaningfully advance their networks, even WHEN they had reasonable competition, choosing only to give in and make relatively mediocre increases ONLY in areas threatened by Google or local fiber providers who can deliver speeds DOCSIS3 can only fantasize about.

katsplanet:

whenever people say they dont like cats because they dont happily greet you at the door i give them the stinkiest eye

LOL

edwardspoonhands:

sniffing:

when you’re starving and a friend offers you a piece of their food

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YOU EAT YOUR FRIEND?!

Wait wat. Joke aside…Is is a thing?!

ngjenkins:

tvoltage:

bassfanimation:

cumber-porn:

princcehans:

overnight-shipping:

there-isnofate-but-whatwemake:

heyitsmario:

harrishun:

omomon:

mitzi—may:

If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!
Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!


yo fuck this i aint gonna call no beekeeper i’m moving before i’m dead

I’m going to call an exterminator so the exterminator can kill them. I’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that there are less bees in the world.

No bees = no food.
No food = no life.
Congratulations on destroying the world.

Because you seem to not understand that bees pollinate flowers and literally bees are the reason we have food.

Did you guys even watch bee movie

you really really must call a bee keeper!

My family’s house had it’s entire attic taken over by bees one year. They slowly started appearing in the house, and then they were everywhere.  We called a bee keeper, and he removed what he said was the largest domestic honeycomb/bee nest he’d ever seen.  I was so terrified I’d gone to stay with a friend.  My folks called me to meet the bee keeper, and he led me on the most magical journey through the house.  He explained the bees were harmless if you move calmly through them and don’t swat at or harass them.  He was only stung once because he accidentally put his hand down and smooshed one.  The bees landed on me, walked a bit, then buzzed away.  All honey combs and bees were safely removed and relocated.  Call a bee keeper, they are awesome!



I would totally call a bee keeper but I hope all of you understand that if I saw that in my house, I would run far far far far far away. That is absolutely terrifying.

Terrifying?  WTF. Startling maybe.  Creepy…ok I can give you that. Minorly invasive into ones private space, sure.

But terrifying?  What kinda childhood trauma does one need to experience to make finding a beehive terrifying?  A hornets nest or nest of yellow jackets would be closer, those can present a danger even to a healthy adult…but honeybees are harmless, unless you panic while you’re in their midst…

Speaking thereof, whatever happened to the massive Africanized honeybee apocalypse that was upon us a few years back? Did the big die off kill them all while it was slaughtering all the normal ones?  Perhaps it was a lucky coincidence and now we can focus on building a healthy bee population rather than trying to isolate and exterminate a potentially violent, disruptive, and invasive species?

ngjenkins:

tvoltage:

bassfanimation:

cumber-porn:

princcehans:

overnight-shipping:

there-isnofate-but-whatwemake:

heyitsmario:

harrishun:

omomon:

mitzi—may:

If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!

Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!

yo fuck this i aint gonna call no beekeeper i’m moving before i’m dead

I’m going to call an exterminator so the exterminator can kill them. I’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that there are less bees in the world.

No bees = no food.

No food = no life.

Congratulations on destroying the world.

Because you seem to not understand that bees pollinate flowers and literally bees are the reason we have food.

Did you guys even watch bee movie

you really really must call a bee keeper!

My family’s house had it’s entire attic taken over by bees one year. They slowly started appearing in the house, and then they were everywhere.  We called a bee keeper, and he removed what he said was the largest domestic honeycomb/bee nest he’d ever seen.  I was so terrified I’d gone to stay with a friend.  My folks called me to meet the bee keeper, and he led me on the most magical journey through the house.  He explained the bees were harmless if you move calmly through them and don’t swat at or harass them.  He was only stung once because he accidentally put his hand down and smooshed one.  The bees landed on me, walked a bit, then buzzed away.  All honey combs and bees were safely removed and relocated.  Call a bee keeper, they are awesome!

I would totally call a bee keeper but I hope all of you understand that if I saw that in my house, I would run far far far far far away. That is absolutely terrifying.

Terrifying? WTF. Startling maybe. Creepy…ok I can give you that. Minorly invasive into ones private space, sure.

But terrifying? What kinda childhood trauma does one need to experience to make finding a beehive terrifying? A hornets nest or nest of yellow jackets would be closer, those can present a danger even to a healthy adult…but honeybees are harmless, unless you panic while you’re in their midst…

Speaking thereof, whatever happened to the massive Africanized honeybee apocalypse that was upon us a few years back? Did the big die off kill them all while it was slaughtering all the normal ones? Perhaps it was a lucky coincidence and now we can focus on building a healthy bee population rather than trying to isolate and exterminate a potentially violent, disruptive, and invasive species?