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neuromorphogenesis:

Drug Abuse and Your Body

Drugs impact every organ in the body. In this easy to read graphic, we demonstrate the impact of the most commonly abused drugs on the body’s organs and its systems.

Many people who use drugs, even if they are prescribed, are unaware of how a drug impacts the normal functioning of the body. Whether it is tranquilizers, steroids, or marijuana you can see the organs affected and read about the drug induced changes that occur within each of the body’s systems.

By Recovery Connections.

brianmichaelbendis:

Superman on Time magazine cover by John Byrne & Jerry Ordway. 1988.
John shared this about doing the cover:

I don’t recall what I was paid for that TIME cover. I have done the best I can to blot most of that experience out of my mind. Just about everything that could have gone wrong went wrong — including the cover been featured later than it was supposed to be and so blowing all the hype.
The worst part was that the art director at TIME decided he knew more about what comics look and read like than, you know, people who do comics for a living, and so added that godawful word balloon to the cover, which not only has some of the worst lettering I have ever seen, but also has Superman referring to his “supernatural” powers.
FEH

brianmichaelbendis:

Superman on Time magazine cover by John Byrne & Jerry Ordway. 1988.

John shared this about doing the cover:

I don’t recall what I was paid for that TIME cover. I have done the best I can to blot most of that experience out of my mind. Just about everything that could have gone wrong went wrong — including the cover been featured later than it was supposed to be and so blowing all the hype.

The worst part was that the art director at TIME decided he knew more about what comics look and read like than, you know, people who do comics for a living, and so added that godawful word balloon to the cover, which not only has some of the worst lettering I have ever seen, but also has Superman referring to his “supernatural” powers.

FEH

(Source: johnbyrnedraws)

so last night I came back to the apartment and the oven was on

I’d been out for FOURTEEN HOURS.

So.

Did I accidentally turn it on and leave?

Did I leave it on from a previous day?

Did gnomes do it??

It’s not like I have blackouts. And I always check before I leave b/c I have left a burner on a couple times in the past.

Sooo…what happened?

Fortunately it was the lowest possible setting. Most likely I either bumped it that morning, or left it on a previous day…though how either of those are possible I don’t know.

Y’know, this is shortly after I almost T-boned a guy the other day. The same day there was a bomb threat at the library where I decided at the last minute not to go.

??????

When people think they’ve caught so e crazy obscure reference and it’s Star Wars. Or fucking Disney.

Ffs.

"It’s pretty underground, you’ve probably never heard of it."

X-Men Days of Future Past writers continue to try and justify replacing Kitty Pryde's role with Wolverine

womeninmarvel:

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X-Men: Days of Future Past had a panel at WonderCon 2014 run by Simon Kinberg, writer-producer of the project. Comicbookresources contributor Phillip Pirrello reported on the panel. Some updates:

  • He formally apologized for X-Men: The Last Stand, saying, “We probably should have done…
I wondered about this. I didn’t realize she actually didn’t have her original role. I do think a lot of media has sort of been backsliding in it’s depiction of women. Not sure by., But the original is from the 80s, so what does that say about us now?

claudiapriscus:

hachi-mitsu-semi:

It’s interesting talking to kids who think growing up on the 90s must have been so awesome.

And I’m like, “M.C. Hammer pants?”

And they go, “Yeah!!”

To be fair, growing up in the 90s was pretty awesome. I think that’s half the reason being an adult sucks. My childhood left me with inflated expectations of what kind world and economy and everything was going to be like. 

Yeah I do tend to talk fondly about the economic and political situation of that time. Alas!

It’s interesting talking to kids who think growing up on the 90s must have been so awesome.

And I’m like, “M.C. Hammer pants?”

And they go, “Yeah!!”

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

(Read Full Text)