Biochemistry undergrad at the University of Alberta, Doctor Who obsess-er, and crazy cat lady.
Reblogged from sendyourlifeboats
This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
They will spend this much to make a statement, but ask them spend more in taxes to pay for welfare, Medicaid, and other financial assistance to help the children that would have been burn and their families, they would throw a fit. They would claim that the families need to be more responsible. Well guess what. They were being responsible by getting the abortion.
Feel free to ignore this, but I could really use some advice from the Tumblrverse. It is no secret that my mother and I have had a rocky relationship the past couple years, hell I spent eight months not speaking to the woman! In the last year or so it has gotten much better between us, her recently health scare and general improvement as a person has made it easier to rebuild the bridges we spent sixteen years trying to tear down. But last week I went to visit her and she shared a bit of news with me that has been really difficult to digest.
First let me explain that my parents have been separated for the majority of my life, and it has always been a wish of mine that each of them find someone they want to spend the rest of their lives with. Doug, is the man my mother has been dating since sometime around November. Now I like Doug, he is a sweet man and he seems to make my mother immensely happy (which is all that matters I guess), when they moved in together after two months I was able to get over it because it seemed to work, but now he has proposed to her…….
Herein lies my issue: FIVE MONTHS! You have got to be freaking joking right?? FIVE MONTHS and are they are engaged to be married. Is it wrong of me to wish they would wait? They have already planned for the wedding in November. It will be one year when they are getting married - is it completely insane for me to find this incredibly premature and rash? My mom has been married twice, at 53 years old is five months really enough to know if you want to spend the rest of your life with someone - change your name for someone?!
Anyone have any advice as to if I am a total asshat for not being a fan of this, or if I am kind of entitled to be a bit speculative?
Reblogged from secretaryqelsey
Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
Reblogged from kyliierae
“The concept is simple. Take a blank sheet with nothing but the basic outline of a pinup girl and illustrate a unique scene around her.”
I’ll probably always reblog this cuz it’s just mind-blowing, holy cow
my fav, always