policymic:

Iranian mother stops the execution of her son’s murderer, chooses forgiveness instead

Seven years ago, 18-year-old Abdollah Hosseinzadeh was fatally stabbed during a street brawl in Royan, a small town in the northern province of Mazandaran. His attacker, another young man known only as Balal, was sentenced to hanging by public execution. Hosseinzadeh’s parents were allowed to participate by knocking out the chair that would support him.

When the moment finally came this week, Balal, who wore a black hood over his face, and the crowd that had gathered to watch waited for the drop. Hosseinzadeh’s mother approached the gallows.

She didn’t kick. Instead, she slapped him.

Hosseinzadeh’s father then removed Balal’s noose.

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this post gave me feels

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

thebicker:

mediamattersforamerica:

There is no contraception mandate. 

FYI.
animalcrew:

Black Bear - Animal Crew Prints


 OH GOD DOC HELP! SOMETHING WENT HORRIBLY WRONG

animalcrew:

Black Bear - Animal Crew Prints

OH GOD DOC HELP! SOMETHING WENT HORRIBLY WRONG

(via hellopristine)

women (all women) who game, I need help with a thing

thewomanofkleenex:

If you play games online or post about games online and you’ve received misogynistic comments or sexual harassment for doing that, would you maybe want to participate in a video project I’m working on? We don’t have to be in the same city, etc. I can send you the…

desultorydamage:

This is how I feel everyday; like I’m watching my countrymen, even the whole of western civilization, happily rushing headlong towards a cliff, and I can do nothing about it.


 as a student of history ….them feels

desultorydamage:

This is how I feel everyday; like I’m watching my countrymen, even the whole of western civilization, happily rushing headlong towards a cliff, and I can do nothing about it.

as a student of history ….them feels

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only-sonic-confessions:

I hate Knuckles’ redesign so much that I might just pretend Sonic Boom doesn’t exist.
http://only-sonic-confessions.tumblr.com/ask

only-sonic-confessions:

I hate Knuckles’ redesign so much that I might just pretend Sonic Boom doesn’t exist.

http://only-sonic-confessions.tumblr.com/ask

defyodds asked: Do you believe that we've evolved from monkeys? I've always wondered how that can be a logical idea because monkeys still exist in environments we can survive in. Whenever I ask someone, they said I'm stupid (which I think means they don't know the answer). In my mind, Darwin's theory doesn't even work simply because there would have been so many adaptations between a monkey and something resembling a human, that the monkey wouldn't have survived.

wilwheaton:

captaindibbzy:

ipierrekingbo:

edwardspoonhands:

We didn’t evolve from monkeys, but monkeys and humans do share a common ancestor. Just like how chihuahuas didn’t descend from great danes, but trace it back far enough and there’s a wolf-dog-thing that they’re both related to. 

I’m sorry but anyone who says “if humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys, really needs to learn how evolution really works.” Thats like saying “If children become adults, why are there still children?”

lol sorry-i just needed to rant about evolution a bit. (im such a nerd)

No one is born with the knowledge of evolution. If no one has ever told them how it works, if they’ve grown up in a place where their only introduction to evolution is this picture.

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Then not everyone is going to understand it. And if no one takes the time to explain to them how it works, then they don’t know that what they know is wrong.

If you don’t know something exists then it’s very difficult to research it. If you ask a question, and half the people go “Evolution is wrong because monkeys” and the other half go “You’re a moron because monkeys.” then gee, which side of the argument’s giving an explanation here, and why do you think people might be tempted to side with said explanation?

Sometimes people asking a question is as simple as them want to know the answer. Telling them off for not knowing is just going to discourage them from asking again next time.

Repeating: Sometimes people asking a question is as simple as them want to know the answer. Telling them off for not knowing is just going to discourage them from asking again next time.

yeah…but 90% of the time its creationist trolls making a pathetic attempt at”gotcha” questions; having no intention of truly learning what evolution is all about

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will