‘The details are being kept under wraps until NASA’s 2 p.m. EST news conference on Thursday, but a brief press release from the government agency via PRNewswire reveals that the topic will be “an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.” The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA TV and on nasa.gov.’
According to recent data, atheists now represent more than 15% of the U.S. population, making them the fastest growing minority in the nation. But what do our Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim neighbors think of us, that is truly think of us?
According to one study by the University of Minnesota, atheists ranked significantly lower than Muslims, Latinos, Homosexuals, Jews, and new-immigrants, when asked the question: “Do these groups share your vision of American society?”
The results for ‘this group does not at all agree with my vision of American society’ were:
In fact, some respondents even associated atheists with illegal behavior such as prostitution and drug dealers. Effectively for many Christian Americans, atheism is synonymous with criminal behavior. This prejudice evidently blinded by the fact that god fearing folk represent a disproportionately far greater representation in correctional institutions as opposed to non-believers. Moreover, this prejudice comes despite the fact that those countries with the highest rates of atheism enjoy the lowest rates of crime. But facts aren’t feelings, and it’s feelings that form the basis of our prejudices.
Oh jeez, this is probably going to be the longest post by far D: lol
1] Kinga. My bffe, and one of (if not THE) most fantastic people I’ve ever met. I’ve said it time and time again but it’s never been any more or less true than it is right now: I don’t know where / who I’d be without you in my life, but I know I don’t want to find out. You’ve always been there for me, and always been a shoulder to cry on / someone to tell my problems to. Maybe I didn’t exercise those as much as I maybe should have, but just knowing that you were there for me was always enough <3 I can’t wait for you to get back from England so we can have so much good times and funny conversations and spectacular hugs again :)
2] Sarah. You are quite literally one of the nicest people who has ever existed, and truthfully, you are nicer than I. Again, you have been basically a sister to me and I’ve enjoyed every moment of our time we’ve spent together on this planet thus far, and I am really looking forward to all of our hijinks and fun in the future, near and far :) Also, I’m curious as to whether you have the latest Central yearbook, and if you’ve read a certain person’s grad write-up. Just curious. You’re also hilarious. Just sayin’ :D
3] Emily. You are definitely one of the most talented, and easily one of the most hyper people I’ve ever met xD You never cease to amaze me with knowledge and wisdom about the world, even if I have to learn about it through some form of condescending lecture >.< haha You always have some crazy story (or recently I think it’s stories and parking tickets xD) that is guaranteed to make me smile. You’re almost impossibly fun (I’d evaluate the limit, but it’s close enough to infinity that I might as well not bother :P) and an absolute joy to be around. You also still have to drive me somewhere in Winston. :P
I’m going to have to end it here (for now) or I’ll never advance in this thing D: To everyone: I love you all and you are all a significant part of my life :) I hope to stay your friend forever ^_^ <3 <3 <3
Alright, so I’ve had some questions about the link I posted and I’ll explain the basics of what is going on.
JSYK, 4chan is trying to invade Tumblr.
Here, check this out.
What is 4chan?
4chan is a website on the internet created by a guy named moot where the internet goes to die…it is the darkest black hole in the universe of the internet. Why? It posts countless graphic picture (gore, violence, porn [all kinds]), some of which is illegal (mostly the forum called /b/ or the random free for all forum which is the source of this “war”).
So what’s so great about this site?
Well, do you know lolcats? I can haz cheeseburger? Yeah, that was them. Whip your hair back and forth? Them. Chocolate Rain? Them. You know all those funny pictures that are very well photoshopped, ranging from Pokémon to the State of the Union? Them. They are advocates against animal abuse and try to stop users from posting illegal things on their site (but there is no registration and is anonymous).
Okay, but these are just silly pictures. Why are they so infamous?
4chan has literally shut down and trolled websites. The Tea Party website, online player games, Yahoo Answers, Omegle, Religious Websites, etc. They are a quite capable group of computer wizs. People don’t want to get on their bad side…or at least, they didn’t. 4Chan has lost much of it’s popularity over the years because of it’s bad reputation.
Here’s where Tumblr comes into play: As I’m sure you’ve noticed, many users post those silly pictures (called “memes”). For some reason, this has upset 4Chan (apparently people have been claiming them as their own, even though memes are public and for anyone to use). Or at least, that’s what they say. Tumblr users also have a reputation for trolling and this past Tuesday was Troll Tuesday. Tumblr users went on Omegle and trolled users by asking “What is Air?” over and over and over. Omegle is known 4Chan trolling property. After several Tumblr “troll raids”, 4Chan declared war on Tumblr. It’s all internet politics (and yes, they do exist). My guess, it’s probably a publicity stunt to help gain popularity and put Tumblr users “in their place” because they are the only trolls on the internet. Some even think it’s a hoax altogether. I’ve seen some blogs/articles talking about asking “Is Tumblr the new 4chan?”. Good or bad, this is a threat to 4chan. Why should you be worried, though?
Because anyone that has heard of 4Chan knows what they are capable of. Better to be safe than sorry.
Their plan is on Sunday, November 15th at 5pm to shutdown Tumblr.What should you do?
Keep a look out on the posts of those who follow you and that you follow. If you see anything out of the ordinary, delete them, unless you want to chance illegal images replying to your posts and sending you messages.
Choose between these two options.
4chan is going to kick Tumblr’s arse. just so you know.
You shouldn’t mess with 4chan. Only morons do.
Have you never heard of the rules of the internet?
4chan made them.
They will kick your arse.
And I’ll just be sat here laughing at how pathetic both sites are for starting a “war”.
im sorry, but 4chan will maul you all. I have friends who use 4chan, and even they are capable of crushing you :L
im staying out of this, i like 4chan, it amuses me, so i aint invading, im like Switzerland! <3 LOL
If it’s 4chan vs Tumblr then Tumblr are pretty doomed tbh.
We are fucked
despite having reading this, i still don’t get it. although i do feel a slight impending sense of doom
well guys, we’re fucked. I’ve never been on 4chan but I have a feeling we’re just not gonna make it.
It’s a toss-up between Glee, Doctor Who, and Star Trek (TNG with Picard).
I love Glee because they have some good jokes, Jane Lynch is indescribably great, and the musical covers they do are usually (in my opinion, anyway) really well done.
Doctor Who is amazing because 1) He’s English (technically David is Scottish, but the character sounds English) 2) His attitude and approach to every confrontation is always calm and peacable. To some extent, at least, and I’d like to think I’m like that. 3) That sonic screwdriver is wicked. 4) It just is, okay? :D
Star Trek is at least believable in that the technology COULD be conceived. Most of it is not really possible, but it’s cool in the way that some of it could be. Quantum computing is going that way.
I’d have to say that my favourite would be (drum roll) …
Doctor Who. Because, let’s be honest: I so want to be the Doctor xD
I suppose it is a fairly regal name and it does hold some sort of power. There were eight English kings (not including the three of the House of Wessex that ruled pre-1000 AD) by the name of Edward, and I think it carries with it some strength and fortitude. Well, as much as a name can.
My parents told me at birth they weren’t sure whether I was going to be “Thomas Edward” or “Edward Thomas” and I used to give much thought to which one I preferred (I even asked people to call me Edward, just to get a feel for it), but then this git from Twilight came along and put an end to that pretty quickly.