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booksandwildthings:

tinypolytheist:

I have

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no idea

what you’re

talking about

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obviously-my-division:

Short version…
'Appy Easter fellowsherlockians!

obviously-my-division:

Short version…

'Appy Easter fellowsherlockians!

fandom love poetry

quigonejinn:

1.

my soul is a dog

in a hot car

on a summer day with the window

barely cracked

please for the love of god come back to gchat

2.

you’re in a car with a beautifu —

fuck this richard siken shit

i just want to talk about mpreg clone watersports with you

3.

YOUR…

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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freckledbuttchester:

jensenacklespl:

Jensen with a fan [April 17th 2014] (x)

#scarf and a north face jacket #it’s like he’s cosplaying himself (x)

freckledbuttchester:

jensenacklespl:

Jensen with a fan [April 17th 2014] (x)

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lokis-army-at-221b:

can we meet the”married ones” that live next door and can they please be played by vidar magnussen and bjarte tjøstheim

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ircnman:

Anon asked: Edward Norton as the Hulk or Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk

thefogofwar:

I just love the fact Cas has absolutely no verbal filter.

(Source: novaksarchive)

"After Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, I want to write a medieval fantasy for Sean Bean where he has a nice day and things go well."

renlybaratheawesome:

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(Source: misha-collins)

smallworld-inc:

Sometimes, rarely, I fill anonymous requests on the Internet. Done for an anon who wrote a fic where Jared wears a skirt. I didn’t know anything about the fic, the type of skirt or even how old Jared was in the story. The only elements I had were “Jared + skirt”, so I improvised a bit ^^;;
Photoshop CS6 + Painter 12 (about 1h45)

smallworld-inc:

Sometimes, rarely, I fill anonymous requests on the Internet. Done for an anon who wrote a fic where Jared wears a skirt. I didn’t know anything about the fic, the type of skirt or even how old Jared was in the story. The only elements I had were “Jared + skirt”, so I improvised a bit ^^;;

Photoshop CS6 + Painter 12 (about 1h45)

(Source: waltdisneysdaily)

professorfalconer:

thesylverlining:

elkian:

teen-heat:

why do advertisers sexualize female m&ms

why do advertisers assign gender to m&ms

why do advertisers humanize food products

why is there a bear family who considers the highlight of their day to be wiping their asses

why can no one believe it’s not butter

sherlock wearing: the new (and bigger bc muscles) white shirt

(Source: silentcrazyskeleton)