disneyvillainsforjustice:

Just gonna leave this here…(FYI, this isn’t to say you shouldn’t be critical of the President. But believe it or not you can be both critical and supportive of something - I know that for some reason a lot of Americans and people in general have this issue where they think if you criticize something, you don’t like it, and if you praise something, you like it unconditionally. That isn’t the case and it’s stupid to think that. Life would be a lot better if people could be reasonable and equal parts critical of our leaders while also recognizing the good they do, recognizing good intentions for what they are, and actually working to improve infrastructures instead of trying to destroy them the minute something goes awry. Let’s start here - no one shuts up about Obama’s vacations, especially his political dissidents, but fact of the matter is, he’s still got a lot of vacationing to do to catch up with Bush, and Bush was mostly just him and his wife - his daughters were both adults by the time he entered office and heading off to college. Obama’s daughters are still very much children living in probably the most stressful environment a wealthy child could live in. It might seem privileged, but honestly say you would be happy and carefree being carted around by the Secret Service and only being able to leave the house in an armored vehicle. This is the story we see in Disney movies. Why should those girls not get to get away and go on vacations with their family? And even with that, Obama has taken fewer days and fewer trips than Bush. So why bitch about it now? Have you seen the man? I mean really pay attention? There are few people who seem to physically age as quickly as the President - Obama went from a fairly young looking man to looking like he aged 30 years in the span of a single term. He’s not exactly relaxing when he’s not on vacation (hell, I doubt he’s relaxing when he is on vacation - I barely relax when I’m on vacation from school, so why the hell do you think the President literally drops everything when he does?) Use your heads. Please. - Mod Dawes Sr. also says, you’re complaining about Obama, but do you really think things would be better with Romney? 

disneyvillainsforjustice:

Just gonna leave this here…

(FYI, this isn’t to say you shouldn’t be critical of the President. But believe it or not you can be both critical and supportive of something - I know that for some reason a lot of Americans and people in general have this issue where they think if you criticize something, you don’t like it, and if you praise something, you like it unconditionally. That isn’t the case and it’s stupid to think that. Life would be a lot better if people could be reasonable and equal parts critical of our leaders while also recognizing the good they do, recognizing good intentions for what they are, and actually working to improve infrastructures instead of trying to destroy them the minute something goes awry.

Let’s start here - no one shuts up about Obama’s vacations, especially his political dissidents, but fact of the matter is, he’s still got a lot of vacationing to do to catch up with Bush, and Bush was mostly just him and his wife - his daughters were both adults by the time he entered office and heading off to college. Obama’s daughters are still very much children living in probably the most stressful environment a wealthy child could live in. It might seem privileged, but honestly say you would be happy and carefree being carted around by the Secret Service and only being able to leave the house in an armored vehicle. This is the story we see in Disney movies. Why should those girls not get to get away and go on vacations with their family? And even with that, Obama has taken fewer days and fewer trips than Bush. So why bitch about it now? Have you seen the man? I mean really pay attention? There are few people who seem to physically age as quickly as the President - Obama went from a fairly young looking man to looking like he aged 30 years in the span of a single term. He’s not exactly relaxing when he’s not on vacation (hell, I doubt he’s relaxing when he is on vacation - I barely relax when I’m on vacation from school, so why the hell do you think the President literally drops everything when he does?) Use your heads. Please. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. also says, you’re complaining about Obama, but do you really think things would be better with Romney? 

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escapekit:

Aquatic Wildlife

Singapore-based artist Keng Lye renders beautiful scenes of fish, turtles and other aquatic animals on to repurposed containers using acrylic paint.

theotherjax:

hideakiohno:

Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible important, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.
The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”
So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.
There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.

In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.

theotherjax:

hideakiohno:

Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible important, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.

The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”

So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.

There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.

In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.

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perspicious:


WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:    Stay with us and keep calm.The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.
Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.
Move us to a quiet place.We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.
Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.
Speak to us in short, simple sentences.
Be predictable. Avoid surprises.
Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.As odd as it sounds, it works.


                                                                                                                 


WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”2. Say, “Calm down.”This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.”Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.



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perspicious:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
    
  1. Stay with us and keep calm.
    The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.

  2. Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.
    You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.

  3. Move us to a quiet place.
    We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.

  4. Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.
    We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.

  5. Speak to us in short, simple sentences.

  6. Be predictable. Avoid surprises.

  7. Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.
    As odd as it sounds, it works.
                                                                                                                 
WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:

1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”
We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.

Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.

Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”


2. Say, “Calm down.”
This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.

Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.

Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.


3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”
Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.

Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.


4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”
Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.

The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.

Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.


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victyrion:

jibblyuniverse:

turntechhgodhead:

groupautogenics2:

monarchie:

Iceland

where’s the fuckin ice

in Greenland

I still believe Iceland and Greenland sat down in a meeting one day and it started with "You know what’ll piss people off"

that’s actually not too far off from what actually happened


What really?somebody tell me this story

victyrion:

jibblyuniverse:

turntechhgodhead:

groupautogenics2:

monarchie:

Iceland

where’s the fuckin ice

in Greenland

I still believe Iceland and Greenland sat down in a meeting one day and it started with
"You know what’ll piss people off"

that’s actually not too far off from what actually happened

What really?
somebody tell me this story

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justjasper:

bought another sell this page

justjasper:

bought another sell this page