Pretty fly for a white guy!!! (Cue the early 2000’s pop punk music in the background) today at camp, we took a field trip to Medieval Times!!! What a blast!

Pretty fly for a white guy!!! (Cue the early 2000’s pop punk music in the background) today at camp, we took a field trip to Medieval Times!!! What a blast!

mapsontheweb:

Capital punishment across the world. Red=applied; brown=on moratorium and not applied for 10+ years; green=only applicable for exceptional crimes; teal=banned.

mapsontheweb:

Capital punishment across the world. Red=applied; brown=on moratorium and not applied for 10+ years; green=only applicable for exceptional crimes; teal=banned.

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak
You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
"Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.


Pay attention folks!! This is serious business.

heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak

  • You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
  • With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
  • That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
  • "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
  • There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
  • Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

Pay attention folks!! This is serious business.

(via medicineandcoffee)

z-eniith:

this happened


I wouldn’t mind moving to Canada some day, even if it is waaaayyyyy to damn cold for a Texas kid.

z-eniith:

this happened

I wouldn’t mind moving to Canada some day, even if it is waaaayyyyy to damn cold for a Texas kid.

(via nurse--sarah)

scienceyoucanlove:

Fact of the Day:The giant squid, or Architeuthis dux as it’s scientifically known, has a complex yet small donut-shaped brain. The squid’s oesophagus runs through the ‘donut-hole’ of the brain making it essential for food to be ground into small pieces by it’s notorious beak.Read more about this fascinating creature herewww.ocean.si.edu/giant-squid (Graphic via funnyjunk.com)
source 

scienceyoucanlove:

Fact of the Day:
The giant squid, or Architeuthis dux as it’s scientifically known, has a complex yet small donut-shaped brain. The squid’s oesophagus runs through the ‘donut-hole’ of the brain making it essential for food to be ground into small pieces by it’s notorious beak.
Read more about this fascinating creature herewww.ocean.si.edu/giant-squid 
(Graphic via funnyjunk.com)

source 

"Eat, sleep, shower, shit, shave, work."

A six word story

First of all, thank you —medicineandcoffee for tagging me. I do love these kind of things.

Rule 1: Always post the rules. 
Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked, then write 11 new ones. 
Rule 3: Tag 11 people then link them in the post. 
Rule 4: Tell them you tagged them.

Now, onto the questions which are kinda long so let’s hop to it!!!

1.)If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?

This is actually pretty difficult because everything in life is so connected it’s difficult to see all the effects one small change could make, but I would have to say that I would give myself just a little more overall motivational power. Not to motivate other, but to motivate myself. Try harder at EVERYTHING.

2.)What makes you happy?

Learning. I can’t get enough of it. Physical activity, mentoring, TALKING!!!

3.)What is your short term goal?

Make enough money to be able to not worry about it so much while I’m in school this coming fall semester. Have a blast!!! (On a budget)

4.)What is a long term goal of yours?

Finish up my Philosophy degree and get my ass back into a BSN program!!!

5.)What do you love about your favourite sport?

I love basketball because it is both incredibly simple, and extremely complex at the very same time. You can play a game of just one person, all the way up to a game of 10 on 10 if you wanted to. It’s just so versatile and so fun and requires so little in the way of things.

6.)Get your all time favourite book, what is your favourite quote?

I’m not sure I have a favorite quote, but my favorite book is “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry. Unfortunately everyone I’ve ever tried to convince to read it has flaked and stopped reading before they got very far (it’s a VERY long book).

7.)What trait in people generally attracts you? (not as a partner, just traits in people you like)

This is actually a really hard question. I guess I just want them to be as open minded as possible and not be a goddamn flake all the time. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is when people fail to follow through. (Although in full honesty, I flake a lot too.)

8.)What trait would make you avoid certain kinds of people?

I’m gonna summarize it into one word, which is in no way fair and I know of several exceptions off the top of my head, but the answer is … (Drumroll please) … Fucking Republicans.

9.)Do you read your local newspaper?

Occasionally, when I have the time and I remember to pick it up.

10.)What section do you normally jump to?

I don’t, I just start on the Front Page, and work my way to the back.

11.)What do you do when you want to have fun?

I try and contact my friends (who universally either never answer or have a reason not to go) and end up doing something traditionally boring. Fishing, curled up at the library, watching Netflix, or masturbating. Though I don’t plan on ever masturbating with my friends, usually I want to go play a game of something or go star gazing or some shit. I’m always game for a water ballon fight :D

12.)What is the worst situation you have ever found yourself in?

This past semester (Spring 2014) I got kicked out of Nursing School (slept through a test), was doing TERRIBLY at my job, was seriously depressed, and to top it all off, most of my friend’s had already graduated so I was basically alone there, with a few major exceptions.

My questions are:
1.) What is your worst memory?
2.) What is your favorite memory?
3.) What are you most looking forward to in life?
4.) What are you scared the most of?
5.) When did you know (if you do know) what you were supposed to do with your life?
6.) Tell us the story of your favorite kiss.
7.) What is your favorite subject to learn about, why?
8.) Apart from anyone in your family, who do you draw the most inspiration from?
9.) Favorite book and why?
10.) Can you describe your personal philosophy for us?
11.) What truly astonishes you?