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SINISTRA

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songofages:

Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

Average American Grading Scale:
A+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
F- 59 and under

And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below

Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 

No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?

UK Grading Scale

100-70: A

69-60: B

59-50: C

49-40: D

Below 40: F

next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid

i’m gonna remind you

that our “average” is your “A”

Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.

And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.

I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day

File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.

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lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

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Unwilling to speak about anything but how gently this baby says “cheese” today. Thank you for understanding.

i will never ever get over this “cheese.. TAKE THE PICTURE”

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thegbox:

No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html

"But womenz are so oppressed! "

You realize that he probably instigated her? People dont just do these things. You just like to hear the one side of the story that you want to.

Yup, much in the same way Rihanna probably instigated shit with Chris Brown.
You fucking victim-blaming idiot.

"Men always instigate women; because are magical and only capable of good violence.”

^troll blog

"But women are so oppressed!"
How does one instance of one woman attacking a man negate the overall trend that it is the vast majority of the time, men doing the attacking?
Imagine you live in the South during 1840 and you meet a free slave therefore slavery must be over!!!1
Just, what

Fact bomb time!
"One instance"?  Guess again, hon.  People like you are part of the problem by thinking that ANY instance of women taking part in violent crime is "one instance".  Women in general have gotten away with some pretty goddamn horrifying shit simply because of their gender.  When it comes to the murder of spouses, 41% of the killers are women.  More women commit child abuse than men.  Children are more likely to be killed by their mothers than their fathers.  Even in domestic violence, at least 40% of the victims are MEN, with WOMEN AS THE ABUSERS.  Also, recent reports from both Harvard and the CDC have discovered that up to 40% of all rape is carried out by women.
And guess what, sunshine?  Instances of assault of women by men also does not negate the fact that the majority of men on this planet will never hurt another person in their entire lifetime. 
Acts of violence are not a product of our culture - they are a product of a lack of function in the brain, particularly the pre-frontal cortex.  You could bombard a man with violent imagery of rape and murder, but mere image and suggestion is not going to disable the functioning of the pre-frontal cortex.  This area of the brain is responsible for controlling our impulses.  For most human beings, this keeps us from acting out against what we’ve learned to be the appropriate behavior in our society.  Time and again, science has shown us that the brains of violent criminals are not the same as those of the average person.Here are even more resources for further reading:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/may/12/how-to-spot-a-murderers-brain
http://www.businessinsider.com/murder-brain-scan-2013-5
http://www.livescience.com/13083-criminals-brain-neuroscience-ethics.html
http://chronicle.com/article/Can-This-Man-Predict-Whether/127792
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-15386740
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128116806
http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/840.html
http://science.time.com/2013/05/03/evil-brain/
http://articles.courant.com/2012-12-06/news/hc-jusino-1207-20121206_1_murder-conviction-second-murder-brain
http://www.salon.com/2014/03/09/this_is_your_brain_on_murder_what_the_mind_of_a_psychopath_looks_like/
http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2034&context=fac_pubs
But hey - keep thinking that violence is only ever gender-based.  That’s TOTALLY going to help with that whole “equality” thing.

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lejacquelope:

truestfeminist:

anti-feminist-rayquaza:

thegbox:

No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!

The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html

"But womenz are so oppressed! "

You realize that he probably instigated her? People dont just do these things. You just like to hear the one side of the story that you want to.

Yup, much in the same way Rihanna probably instigated shit with Chris Brown.

You fucking victim-blaming idiot.

"Men always instigate women; because are magical and only capable of good violence.”

^troll blog

"But women are so oppressed!"

How does one instance of one woman attacking a man negate the overall trend that it is the vast majority of the time, men doing the attacking?

Imagine you live in the South during 1840 and you meet a free slave therefore slavery must be over!!!1

Just, what

Fact bomb time!

And guess what, sunshine?  Instances of assault of women by men also does not negate the fact that the majority of men on this planet will never hurt another person in their entire lifetime

But hey - keep thinking that violence is only ever gender-based.  That’s TOTALLY going to help with that whole “equality” thing.

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