so, does anyone know a website where i can, like, discover new music or whatever? like, if people could upload a bunch of songs and i could, i dunno, listen to them? i don’t think i’m explaining it right.. does anyone know what i mean?
Hype Machine is pretty popular and seems to be a good place to catch new music before the masses…
I Just love the title of this one. A fairly straight forward overview of what Humanism is all about.
“Humanism is the naturalistic philosophy or way of life centered on human concerns and values that asserts the dignity and worth of humans and their capacity for self-actualization through the use of reason and scientific inquiry.” - Steven Schafersman.
“any moderately intelligent, educated, reasonable human today could come up with better rules for living than are found in the Bible. Any such human is better, more humane, and more ethical than the God of the Bible. Both you and I are nicer than God.” - Steven Schafersman.
“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at me worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best!”—Marilyn Monroe (via constancemollycaitlinsarahcroberts)
“I remember in the 80s when cellphones first started to pop. I remember how, if you saw someone using a cellphone on a street, you immediately thought they were an asshole: gee, my phone call is so important I have to make it right here and right now! Twenty years later, we’re all assholes.”—Dork Talk: Douglas Coupland—The Guardian (via ragdoll) (via jpsmythe) (via claudia)
“Senator Clinton’s argument in this campaign has really been that you can’t change the electoral map, that it’s a static map and we are inalterably divided, so we’ve got to eke out a victory and then try to govern more competently than George Bush has. My argument is that if that’s what we’re settling for, after seven or eight years of disastrous policies on the part of the Bush administration, then we’re not going to deliver on the big changes that are needed.”—Barack Obama (via squashed)
“Under either party, Washington will maintain its now 40-year-old foreign policy status quo; it will keep intervening in the Muslim world; and it will continue telling Americans they are hated for who they are, not for what their government does. Ultimately, our bipartisan political elite will turn the United States into one enormous Israel, lethally deaf to the realities of our struggle with Islamists; arrogantly confidant of its pure intent and sure knowledge of God’s will; and utterly dependent on inadequate military and intelligence options to fight a rising tide of hatred among 1.3 billion Muslims.”—Michael Scheuer (via azspot)
“Let’s see what “conservative” goverance has gotten us: bigger, more intrusive government, armed foreign adventures, vast and growing foreign debt, centralization of power in both the public and private sector, and the deadly incompetence that comes from venality, crony capitalism and ideology. All these are at odds with real conservatism. From our once-lovely old cities to our industrial base to our infrastructure to our national forests, not one thing has been conserved. Conservatives were once mistrustful of any rigid ideology. Now they are as lockstep and predictable as any Marxist.”—Rogue Columnist (via azspot)
I’d love to be able to say I am a conservative because I am on a lot of issues, but the Rogue Columnist is right. Many Republicans haven’t been acting very conservative in recent years and I refuse to support someone that markets themselves as one thing and behaves to the contrary.
“Today, our public discourse is dominated by people who have been wrong about everything — but are still, mysteriously, treated as men of wisdom, whose judgments should be believed. Those who were actually right about the major issues of the day can’t get a word in edgewise.”—Paul Krugman (via azspot) (via marco)
“Frederick Stinchfield, 23, was a Best Buy salesman in Minnetonka, Minn., until last January. He said about one-quarter of customers tried to bargain. Much of the time, he said, he was able to oblige them, particularly in circumstances where a customer buying electronics (like a camera) also bought an accessory (like a camera bag) with a higher markup. He said the cash registers at Best Buy were set up so that prices could be reset at checkout.”—Even at Megastores, Hagglers Find No Price Is Set in Stone - New York Times (via andyclark)
“For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.”—Benjamin Franklin (via sarahcroberts)