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I am at work and need to update this when I get home.... Who am I kidding this isn't going to change.

biological-warfare:

giveme-brandy-onmybreath:

mitsurugi:

gordonjramsay:

skypestripper:

aclorable:

aclorable:

aclorable:

which country has the most birds

portugeese

wait

thats a language

portugull

nice recovery

don’t you mean nice redovery

turkey, how did we miss turkey

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opticallyaroused:

This Mexican fire opal looks like a sunset above the clouds when illuminated just right.
Image credit: Jeff Schultz


Posted 1 hour ago with 2,847 notes.

"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.


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We have limited funding rn, we’re gonna get more before the end of the year, but we dunno when or how much. So while we’re still sending and accepting applications, we don’t have the funding to justify doing application drives to bring in new customers, if the new funds are small the apps we already have in house will probably take up all of it. 

But if we power through all the applications before we get the money then people will be out of work. I don’t think people would be laid off, but probably furloughed and no one can afford that. :(

We have limited funding rn, we’re gonna get more before the end of the year, but we dunno when or how much. So while we’re still sending and accepting applications, we don’t have the funding to justify doing application drives to bring in new customers, if the new funds are small the apps we already have in house will probably take up all of it.

But if we power through all the applications before we get the money then people will be out of work. I don’t think people would be laid off, but probably furloughed and no one can afford that. :(


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burdge:

victims of the 90’s

burdge:

victims of the 90’s


Posted 1 hour ago with 21,572 notes.

coolstoryfuckface:

Fruit and vegetable by Dimitri Tsykalov

manufacturednaturalist
Posted 3 hours ago with 529 notes.

When coworker was assigned to help me review applications she complained that I was working too fast and giving the intake workers too many files each day.

Now that she’s reassigned to intake, she’s coming over complaining that she doesn’t have enough files.

:l I just… she dragged me into the manager’s office last week so we could discuss how slow we needed to go, the manager agreed with her, so I slowed down to the amount we agreed on. This is what you fucking wanted.


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snowconejack:

rynnay:

sad-face:

iron-pigs:

This is frustration in the form of a gif

hnnngggg

*snap.* GAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUGHH

[heavy breathing]

snowconejack:

rynnay:

sad-face:

iron-pigs:

This is frustration in the form of a gif

hnnngggg

*snap.* GAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUGHH

[heavy breathing]

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tokidoki-hokeypokey:

A Ghibli movie raided the train.


Posted 6 hours ago with 59,497 notes.

johnlockshipsdestiel:

officialprincewilliam:

officialprincewilliam:

can a dinosaur even get more fuckin rad?

image

you bet jurassican

i am so impressed by that dinosaur and that pun congratulations

Omg dino-riders, my mom just sent me the vhs, i just need a tape player to relive this glorious cartoon.

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