*in class* why do we need to know this
*in drivers ed* why do we need to know this
*reading prices at stores* why do we need to need to know this
*kim kardashian article on yahoo home page* why do we need to know this
*looking at electoral ballot* why do we need to know this
*reads protein powder nutritional information* its imperative to know how many scoops of powder I must obtain for maximum output of body mass in as little time as possible
i wanna keep pigs. then make a veggie plot out of their previous plot
The Bully Fire, which has burned more than 12,600 acres in Shasta County, is nearly contained. In the two weeks since it ignited, about 2,000 firefighters have battled the blaze. Nearly half of them — 900 — are inmates with the California Department of Corrections. These “low-level offenders” making just $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.
“First day we was out here it was like 111 or 115 and that’s not including the fire,” says Emir Dunn. His orange fire suit swamps his slender body, but don’t be fooled by his size. Like most inmate firefighters he lugs more than 100 pounds of gear with him: an axe, food, water, fuel for the chainsaw.
The air tastes like a charcoal briquette. The wind picks up, and a mix of dirt and ash swirl from the ground. Dunn scours the scorched area looking for embers that could reignite. He sees smoke billowing from the ground. He readies the hose and he and a crewmate blast the smoking mound with water.
Dunn and 15 others will stay here for a 24-hour shift. They might catch some sleep, but very little. They hiked up here and they’ll hike back to the pick-up point, a slog that’s likely to be several miles.
Each crew has one professional firefighter, a captain, and the rest are men convicted of crimes including drug offenses and armed robbery.
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"Meat-free Mondays" are something that lots of people take part in, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Going meat free for ONE single day a week is really not that difficult is it? By doing this one day a week, you have a HUGE impact on the planet and reduce your carbon footprint drastically.
“If every American had one meat-free day per week, it would reduce emissions as much as taking 8 million cars off the roads.” via
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Reblogging because it’s important and empowering
enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes
I went to my first Kettlercize class last night and took my sister for moral support. And I’m so glad I did. We were both squattin’ and shaking, sweating and exhaling deeply. Maaaan my thighs are killing today!
A killa workout if any of you are down for it FYI
“Let us be kinder to one another.”
— Aldous Huxley reflected on his entire life’s learning on his death bed, and then summed it up in these seven words.
"do no harm" is my Dad’s mantra