Japan Declares They Will Defy International Court Ruling and Continue Whaling
This news comes just weeks after this year’s Antarctic whale hunt was cancelled, following a March ruling by the UN’s International Court of Justice that it was illegal. That ruling clearly confirmed that so-called “scientific research” whaling…
“IF YOU DON’T STOP FIGHTING SO HELP ME I WILL TURN MYSELF AROUND”
How to cut several cherry tomatoes in half at once [video]
I browse content a lot on my tablet at the coffee shop (no headphones), and I hate having to play the video to see the tip. So, here it is in gif-form!
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a very real world reaction to the superhero concept
Why X-Men was about the best superhero movie ever
Ah, back in the good old days before Halle Berry was so famous everything had to be about her
you done it
I thought that said “You Bone it” at first
I as well thought that at first
Actually, ‘fall’ has its origins as an Anglo-Saxon word, and was popularized for use to denote the season around the 16th century from the poetic term ‘the fall of leaf.’ In the language that would develop after 1066, words that were coded as being common or lowly generally had Anglo-Saxon roots while the ‘educated’ words of the elite had French and Latin roots. This is why, even in modern English, we use ‘cow,’ which has an Anglo-Saxon origin, for the animal out in the field and ‘beef,’ which has a French origin, for the food to be consumed. The poor handle the animal while the rich eat the meat, and that is reflected in the language. The language of the conquerors was elevated while the language of the conquered was made base and common. If ‘autumn’ sounds smarter than ‘fall,’ that is only the linguistic snobbery of history talking.
Suicide Myth: People who talk about suicide are just trying to get attention.
Suicide Fact: People who die by suicide usually talk about it first. They are in pain and oftentimes reach out for help because they do not know what to do and have lost hope. Always take talk about suicide seriously. Always.
Suicide Myth: People who talk about wanting to die by suicide do not try to kill themselves.
Suicide Fact: People who talk about wanting to die by suicide oftentimes kill themselves.
Suicide Myth: Suicide always occurs without any warning signs.
Suicide Fact: There are almost always warning signs.
Suicide Myth: Once people decide to die by suicide, there is nothing you can do to stop them.
Suicide Fact: Suicide can be prevented. Most people who are suicidal do not want to die; they just want to stop their pain.
Suicide Myth: Suicide only strikes people of a certain gender, race, financial status, age, etc.
Suicide Fact: Suicide can strike anyone.
Suicide Myth: People who attempt suicide and survive will not attempt suicide again.
Suicide Fact: People who attempt suicide and survive will oftentimes make additional attempts.
Suicide Myth: People who attempt suicide are crazy.
Suicide Fact: No, no, no. They are in pain, and probably have a chemical imbalance in their brain. Anyone could attempt suicide.
Suicide Myth: People who attempt suicide are weak.
Suicide Fact: No, no, no. They are in pain and probably have a chemical imbalance in their brain. Many people who are very “strong” die by suicide.
Suicide Myth: People who talk about suicide are trying to manipulate others.
Suicide Fact: No. People who talk about suicide are in pain and need help. And telling them that they “just want something” or “are trying to manipulate” is both insensitive and ignorant. People often talk about suicide before dying by suicide. Always take talk about suicide seriously. Always.
Suicide Myth: When people become suicidal, they will always be suicidal.
Suicide Fact: Most people are suicidal for a limited period of time. However, suicidal feelings can recur.
Suicide Myth: People who are suicidal definitely want to die.
Suicide Fact: The vast majority of people who are suicidal do not want to die. They are in pain, and they want to stop the pain.
Suicide Myth: You should never ask people who are suicidal person if they are thinking about suicide or if they have thought about a method, because just talking about it will give them the idea.
Suicide Fact: Asking people if they are thinking about suicide does not give them the idea for suicide. And it is important to talk about suicide with people who are suicidal because you will learn more about their mindset and intentions, and allow them to diffuse some of the tension that is causing their suicidal feelings.
Suicide Myth: When people who are suicidal feel better, they are no longer suicidal.
Suicide Fact: Sometimes suicidal people feel better because they have decided to die by suicide, and may feel a sense of relief that the pain will soon be over.
Suicide Myth: Young people never think about suicide, they have their entire life ahead of them.
Suicide Fact: Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15-24. Sometimes children under 10 die by suicide.
Suicide Myth: There is little correlation between alcohol or drug abuse and suicide.
Suicide Fact: Oftentimes people who die by suicide are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Suicide Myth: People who are suicidal do not seek help.
Suicide Fact: Many people who are suicidal reach out for help.
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