This is why Rome won so many battles. Enemy spies would wait for them to read battle plans to themselves while mouthing the words; trouble was, they had learned not to!
Spoken language is still processed through the auditory sense and centers. Your brain cannot tell the difference between things you actually hear and things that you have only imagined hearing. Silent reading is imagining the sound of words being spoken. The big question, is what kind of voice do you hear reading the words? (I hear my own voice as it sounded when I was 5.)
^Which is also why if you are close to someone, you often imagine their voices as you read their text messages.
Cross out what you’ve done:
- I had piercings besides the ears.
- I want piercings besides the ears.
I have a scar.
I tan easily.
- I wish my hair was a different color.
- I have friends who have never seen my natural haircolor.
I want a tattoo.
I can be self-conscious about my appearance.
I have/had braces
- I have more than two piercings.
Disney movies still make me cry sometimes.
I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried.
I’ve glued my hand to something.
I’ve laughed until some kind of beverage came out of my nose
- I’ve had my pants rip in public.
I’ve touched something sharp/hot/etc to see if it would hurt.
- I’ve gotten stitches.
- I’ve broken or dislocated a bone.
I’ve had my tonsils removed.
- I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed.
- I’ve had chicken pox.
- I’ve been to Florida.
I’ve driven/ridden over 200 miles in one day.
I’ve been on a plane.
- I’ve been to California.
- I’ve been to Asia.
- I’ve been to Niagara Falls.
- I’ve been to Vanuatu or the Mystery Islands.
- I’ve been to the Caribbean.
I’ve been to Europe.
I’ve gotten lost in my city.
I’ve seen a shooting star.
I’ve wished on a shooting star.
- I’ve seen a meteor shower.
I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.
I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
I’ve slapped someone.
- I’ve kissed someone underwater.
- I’ve crashed a car.
- I’ve been skiing.
I’ve been in a musical.
I’ve auditioned for something.
I’ve been on stage.
I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.
- I’ve sat on a rooftop at night.
I’ve pranked someone.
- I’ve ridden in a taxi.
Honesty / Crime
- I’ve been threatened to be arrested.
I’ve done something I promised someone I wouldn’t.
I’ve done something I promised myself I wouldn’t.
- I’ve snuck out.
I’ve lied about my whereabouts.
I’ve cheated while playing a game.
I’ve been in a fist fight.
I’m afraid of dying.
I hate funerals.
- I’ve seen someone/something die.
- Someone I know has attempted/committed suicide.
- I own over 5 rap CD’s.
I’m obsessed with anime/manga.
- I collected comic books.
I own a lot of makeup.
- I own something from Pac Sun.
- I own something from The Gap.
- I own something I got on E-Bay.
- I own something from Abercrombie.
I thrive on compliments.
- I thrive on hate.
I can sing low key.
- I’ve stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
I open up to others easily.
I watch the news occasionally or always.
- I don’t like to kill bugs.
I sing in the shower.
- I’m a morning person.
- I’m a sports fanatic.
I twirl my hair.
I care about grammar.
I love to spam friends.
- I’ve copied more than 30 CD’s in a day.
I bake well.
I would wear pajamas to school.
- I like Martha Stewart.
I laugh at my own jokes.
- I eat fast food weekly.
I’ve not turned something in and still got an A in a certain class.
I can’t sleep if there’s a spider in the room.
I’m really ticklish.
- I like white chocolate.
I bite/used to bite my nails.
I’m good at remembering names.
- I’m good at remembering dates.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
- ..used to ask if I was anorexic/bulimic.
..have called me fat.
..have said I’m skinny.
..have said I’m ugly.
..have said I’m pretty.
..have spread rumors about me.
- ..forced me to eat.
..say I eat too much.
..say I eat too little.
- I’ve lost weight quickly.
- I’ve gained weight quickly.
- I’m at my thinnest.
I’m at my biggest.
- I’ve lost weight and kept it off.
- I’ve lost weight, but gained it back.
- My weight affects my mood.
- I diet.
- I’m vegan/vegetarian.
- I exercise.
- I’ve fainted from exhaustion.
I’ve sworn at my parents.
I’ve planned to run away from home before.
- I’ve run away from home.
- I have a sibling less than one year old.
I want kids in the future.
- I’ve had kids.
- I’ve lost a child.
- I’m engaged.
- I’m married.
- I’m single.
- I’ve gone on a blind date.
- I have/had a friend with benefits.
I miss someone right now.
I have a fear of abandonment.
- I’ve gotten divorced.
I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.
- Someone has/had feelings for me when I didn’t have them back.
- I’ve told someone I loved them when I didn’t.
- I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did.
I’m a cuddler.
- I’ve been kissed in the rain.
I’ve hugged a stranger.
I’ve kissed a stranger.
- I regularly drink.
- I can’t swallow pills
I can swallow numerous pills at a time without difficulty.
- I’ve been diagnosed with depression at some point.
- I have/had anxiety problems.
I shut others out when I’m upset.
- I don’t have anyone to talk to when I’m upset about something personal.
- I have taken/take anti-depressants.
- I’ve slept an entire day before.
I’ve plotted revenge.
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
reblogging for more top commentary
They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
Lions Save Kidnapped Girl
if lions are coming to rescue someone, you have to know what you’re doing is wrong. you know, in that moment before you’re torn in to tiny little pieces by said lions
apparently its been proven that animals will react to the cries of children regardless of what child it is. like wolves will react to human baby cries and even deer will react to human baby cries. they’ll try to find the child to help it. its some motherly instinct thing that all mammals share or something like that.
im not sure where i heard this but i think it was from psychology book my friend was reading.
There was one little boy who fell into the gorilla pen at a zoo and he just laid there and cried and this HUGE alpha male gorilla (or whatever the dominant gorilla is called) went over and actually stood watch over the little boy to make sure none of the other gorillas attacked him.
It has to be a mammal (deer won’t react to baby birds, for example) but yes this is true ^^
so basically it’s the same reaction we get when we see baby mammals
what it is, is scientists think that all mammal babies cries share a certain pitch frequency, and like the adult hears that pitch, and it s like “HOLY CRAPSHIT BABY IN TROUBLE PROTECT MODE ACTIVATE” like they’ve done research and tests into things like setting up speakers in the middle of the forests,and playing seal baby cries, and deer and stuff just wander up, trying to find the baby to look after.
but oh my god, animals dont take this kinda shit from they’re own species, let alone piece of shit self proclaimed apex predators/best animal humans, and i for one, think everyone should take a leaf out of their whatevers and do as our cousins do.
on a different not can we all please stop acting like all ravenclaws are academic smart? i want to see ravenclaws who are shit at school but can make recipes and paint amazingly and compose masterpieces please stop pretending smartness is academicravenclaws that get really pissed off about having to answer riddles in order to get home because they hate riddles
I thought this needed updating.
I love how Rose is the only one with a somewhat stable timeline. (Aside from when one of her doomed selves jumped into her body.)
her timeline is straight but she isnt
Don’t ever talk to me about musicals ever because my responses go from “Meh” all the way up to “I CAN AND WILL SINGLE-HANDEDLY PERFORM THE ENTIRE THING START-TO-FINISH RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET DO NOT DOUBT ME I’LL DO IT”
fall out boy: deep songs that sound happy
twenty one pilots: sad songs that make you want to dance
my chemical romance: emo songs with slightly less emo over time
panic! at the disco: songs about having sex that are actually pretty clear they didn’t even try to hide it