I’m going to Maine!

Since I’m lucky enough to have two trips paid for this year (one almost entirely paid for, another in October completely paid for) I figured the least I could do for the travel industry is pay for a trip myself. And rack up more frequent flier miles for a trip to another continent- Christmas time???

theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover, today: Israel is winning the battle in Gaza, but it is losing the war for world opinion and long-term security. Public opinion in Europe and emerging countries is hostile to Israel and even in America only a quarter of young people support it. As our cover leader argues, that matters, not just because Israel is an open trading nation that depends on America for its security, but also because some of the foreign criticism—especially on its current approach to peace negotiations—is right.

theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover, today: Israel is winning the battle in Gaza, but it is losing the war for world opinion and long-term security. Public opinion in Europe and emerging countries is hostile to Israel and even in America only a quarter of young people support it. As our cover leader argues, that matters, not just because Israel is an open trading nation that depends on America for its security, but also because some of the foreign criticism—especially on its current approach to peace negotiations—is right.

Happy Birthday Harry James Potter (b. 31 July, 1980)

theeconomist:

Israel and the worldThe pummelling of Gaza has cost Israel sympathy not just in Europe, but also among Americans. Israelis are debating how to respond

Soooooooooooo I might fly to Maine next month to see a boy man.  If he can convince me the ridiculous cost of the flight is worth it.  Which I’m leaning heavily towards OF COURSE IT IS YOLO GO SPEND 5 DAYS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY IN A NEW STATE WITH A GUY I BARELY KNOW BUT FEEL LIKE I TOTALLY KNOW AND IS PERFECT BECAUSE THAT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO SPEND MY LAST 5 DAYS OF FREEDOM BEFORE I START TWO YEARS OF FULL TIME WORK/FULL TIME SCHOOL.

reblogbookclub:

(via California print by penmeetpaper on Etsy)
You, me, and Stephen Colbert, random Etsy seller friend.

reblogbookclub:

(via California print by penmeetpaper on Etsy)

You, me, and Stephen Colbert, random Etsy seller friend.

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fuck-yeah-feminist:

"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? (x)

Guess what? Feminism is beneficial for men. But even if it wasn’t, empowering women shouldn’t be limited or defined by what men think is important.

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upworthy:

This Comic Might Seem Absurd, But It Makes A Valid Point About A Certain Craft Store
Ah, those Supreme Court justices didn’t think of the one thing about religious freedom that’s often overlooked — there’s more than one religion in the universe.

upworthy:

This Comic Might Seem Absurd, But It Makes A Valid Point About A Certain Craft Store

Ah, those Supreme Court justices didn’t think of the one thing about religious freedom that’s often overlooked — there’s more than one religion in the universe.

Eight Senators Announce Bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act

fishingboatproceeds:

It will be very interesting to follow the progress of this bill through the House and Senate. Surely even a do-nothing Congress can get this done.

edwardspoonhands:

jtotheizzoe:

ellliot:

gnostic-forest:

emkaymlp:

mj-the-scientist:

invaderxan:

Mars. In true colour.
Just so you know, a lot of images of Mars which you’ll see have been manipulated. A lot of them have boosted contrast and saturation. So if you’ve ever wondered – images like this one are what Mars actually looks like.

Why does this not have more notes?!?
YOU ARE LITERALLY LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF A ROBOT ON ANOTHER FUCKING PLANET
If you don’t think that’s the tightest shit, you can get out of my face.

i wanted to reblog this so that everyone who sees it can realize just how amazing this is. you are looking at a photograph taken on an entirely different planet. an entire world that has been completely untouched by humanity until only recently. no human in the history of mankind has ever look at those rocks, the soil, the mountains, and the sky until now. and until we finally manage to set foot there for the very first time, no human has ever seen mars from this perspective with their own two eyes or feel the texture of the martian soil on the bottom of their boots. this was only possible by creating a robot, an actual robot, and shooting way out of the reaches of earth and with extremely careful calculations, have it safely land and deploy right where they want it. it’s a robot on another planet being controlled 225 million kilometers away, seeing and studying and sending information for us.
this is the sort of thing you would see in science fiction movies that are only a few decades old. what was only imagination and possibilities back then is now all in this photograph. im looking forward to see what happens in the coming decades

I’m so infatuated by this. 

225 million kilometers away and we got it on film that blows my mind

This isn’t what the real Mars looks like, the real one’s in 3-D

Your assignment today is to just look at this for at least sixty seconds without a break.

edwardspoonhands:

jtotheizzoe:

ellliot:

gnostic-forest:

emkaymlp:

mj-the-scientist:

invaderxan:

Mars. In true colour.

Just so you know, a lot of images of Mars which you’ll see have been manipulated. A lot of them have boosted contrast and saturation. So if you’ve ever wondered – images like this one are what Mars actually looks like.

Why does this not have more notes?!?

YOU ARE LITERALLY LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF A ROBOT ON ANOTHER FUCKING PLANET

If you don’t think that’s the tightest shit, you can get out of my face.

i wanted to reblog this so that everyone who sees it can realize just how amazing this is. you are looking at a photograph taken on an entirely different planet. an entire world that has been completely untouched by humanity until only recently. no human in the history of mankind has ever look at those rocks, the soil, the mountains, and the sky until now. and until we finally manage to set foot there for the very first time, no human has ever seen mars from this perspective with their own two eyes or feel the texture of the martian soil on the bottom of their boots. this was only possible by creating a robot, an actual robot, and shooting way out of the reaches of earth and with extremely careful calculations, have it safely land and deploy right where they want it. it’s a robot on another planet being controlled 225 million kilometers away, seeing and studying and sending information for us.

this is the sort of thing you would see in science fiction movies that are only a few decades old. what was only imagination and possibilities back then is now all in this photograph. im looking forward to see what happens in the coming decades

I’m so infatuated by this. 

225 million kilometers away and we got it on film that blows my mind

This isn’t what the real Mars looks like, the real one’s in 3-D

Your assignment today is to just look at this for at least sixty seconds without a break.

My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing obnoxiously loud in the shower.

PERFECTION IN MAN FORM

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antibig:

Peloponese - Greece