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veryrealimagination:

Okay, so I’m making earrings for an upcoming craft show and I’m wondering which one looks better. Left or right?

veryrealimagination:

Okay, so I’m making earrings for an upcoming craft show and I’m wondering which one looks better. Left or right?

smilesandvials:

This always cracks me up and I just want a giant poster of it in every lab.

smilesandvials:

This always cracks me up and I just want a giant poster of it in every lab.

(Source: memewhore)

all right, one for left.

I’m leaving and I’ll count tomorrow.

Okay, so I’m making earrings for an upcoming craft show and I’m wondering which one looks better. Left or right?

Okay, so I’m making earrings for an upcoming craft show and I’m wondering which one looks better. Left or right?

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

  • Pete: He doesn't look so good.
  • Myka: Yeah
  • Pete: He's pale and sweating.
  • Myka: I know.
  • Pete: Think he's getting sick?
  • Myka: I don't know.
  • Pete: Are his glands swollen?
  • Myka: Damn
  • Pete: What?
  • Myka: Know what I forgot to do today?
  • Pete: What?
  • Myka: I forgot to feel Artie's glands
  • Pete: Do you think the joke reflex that you use as a defense mechanism is why you have so much trouble keeping a man?

Poetry of a Killer - Chapter 1 - CelticGHardy - The Following, Mystery Case Files (Video Games) [Archive of Our Own]

Retired Master Detective Ryan Hardy is back at Matthews Manor. After finding out that it was Carroll behind the misery of Winslow University, he is now back at the manor as he promised. Debra Parker, Joey Matthews and Michael Weston still reside somewhere in the building. And he needs to set them free.

Before Joe comes home.

My Gothic Sea sequel.

deerthing:

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

missnatis:

missnaponte:

sizvideos:

Video

This is so me

7 things all anxious people understand. 

Me

I am all of these

all are me

fiercefatfeminist:

concentratedridiculousness:

sherekahnsgirl:

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.

The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.

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fiercefatfeminist:

concentratedridiculousness:

sherekahnsgirl:

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.

The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.

THIS 

T H I S 

THIS 

THISSSS

  • Steve: Can you unlock a phone?
  • Claudia: Becoming a hacker are you?
  • Steve: No, um, my friend forgot his passcode
  • Claudia: You have friends, poopy-pants?

Help Teja and her mom keep their house

meganphntmgrl:

morethanprinceofcats:

meganphntmgrl:

In January 2011, I moved from California to western New York state to stay with my friend Teja and her family in order to try to seek out better opportunities for myself than I had back in my hometown. It’s because of their support and generosity that I’m now fulfilling a childhood dream of living, working, and supporting myself in New York City. They’re like a second family to me, and I owe the biggest part of my success to them.

Unfortunately, Teja and her mom Christel are now facing foreclosure on their home, and don’t really have anywhere else to go if they can’t come up with the money to pay their mortgage within a month or so. Teja is about to start a new job, but even with that in place, their future is really shaky. If I had the means to pay it off myself, I would, but I can’t do more than probably a couple hundred dollars myself.

I’ve experienced such generosity from Teja and her family. Please, please help them if you can. I won’t be keeping a cent of anything that’s collected here for myself. I know that when I was personally in a really tight spot and facing homelessness in NYC myself a couple of years ago, I discovered that people can be astonishingly kind when the stakes are high. I hope that can happen again.

My friend Megan made a donation page last night - if anybody would be willing to signal boost this for us, I would be eternally grateful.  When I told my mother that 12% of the owed mortgage payments had been raised last night, she almost started to cry, and me with her.

I’ve got to take a drug test for a job I applied to, and then I should be set - though things will be tight I am sure that once I am employed making mortgage payments from here on in will be much easier for her and I - it’s just the back payments that are currently a problem for us.  When we’re faced with utility bills and car payments, the mortgage is often the first thing that goes unpaid (because it is the biggest bill - usually if she does this she pays a little bit of it but not in full, and that’s how we fall behind).

Thank you, all of you who have donated and boosted this, from the bottom of my heart.

reboggling for the dayshift