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Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST STRAW TOSSEL on Reason <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Plastic Straw Myths </h2><blockquote><p> Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST
 STRAW
 TOSSEL
 on Reason
<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><h2>

Plastic Straw Myths

</h2><blockquote><p>

Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedam...

Bitch, Energy, and Facts: Gov. Mike Huckabee > @GovMikeHuckabee Hillary tweeted, "Q for Trump as he meets Putin: Do U know which team you play for? @POTUS never accepted $500K dollars for 1speech from Russian bank, taken $140m for his foundation from Russian sources, or sold Russia 1/5 of US uranium supply Which team are YOU on, Hillary? The Columbia Bugle ColumbiaBugle #BREAKING President Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of accepting $400 million in illegal Russian campaign contributions. #Hilsinki2018 Helsinki, Finland 6:41 PM HELSINKI 2018 HELSINKI 2018 BREAKING NEWS PUTIN: TRUMP MENTIONED INDICTMENTS OF RUSSIAN AGENTS CN 619.7K views ne issues raised LIVE DOW A 10.70 n·ATION OF VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND AT THIS HOUR ...-.. 11:49 AM Jul 16, 2018 1.3K Retweets1.7K Likes <p><a href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/175965438131/coolmanfromthepast-skypig357" class="tumblr_blog">skypig357</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://coolmanfromthepast.tumblr.com/post/175964736161/skypig357-coolmanfromthepast-skypig357" class="tumblr_blog">coolmanfromthepast</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/175964027316/coolmanfromthepast-skypig357" class="tumblr_blog">skypig357</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://coolmanfromthepast.tumblr.com/post/175963844401/skypig357-coolmanfromthepast" class="tumblr_blog">coolmanfromthepast</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/175963781086/coolmanfromthepast-cutthroatbouquet" class="tumblr_blog">skypig357</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://coolmanfromthepast.tumblr.com/post/175963500406/cutthroatbouquet-conservative-heaven" class="tumblr_blog">coolmanfromthepast</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://cutthroatbouquet.tumblr.com/post/175960230243/conservative-heaven" class="tumblr_blog">cutthroatbouquet</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://conservative-heaven.tumblr.com/post/175956400049/httpsmobiletwittercomcolumbiabuglestatus101" class="tumblr_blog">conservative-heaven</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1018885283914248192">https://mobile.twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1018885283914248192</a></p> <p>Crooked</p> </blockquote> <p style="">WRECKED<br/></p></blockquote> <h2>Think about it, folks…the Clintons have accepted a BILLION FUCKING DOLLARS FROM RUSSIA.</h2></blockquote> <p>And Trump was absolutely pathetic today and said the US was partially to blame for Russia interfering with our elections. Guy will slam any ally country and their leader and pull no punches, but was a little bitch today when faced with an adversarial nation. </p><p>Btw, Clinton didn’t sell the uranium. It wasn’t hers. Jesus shit. The Clinton’s don’t have uranium in their fridge to sell. </p></blockquote> <p>No, she didn’t sell her uranium. She authorized the sale of ours. In exchange, Bill received 500 million dollars for a single speech.</p></blockquote> <p>No. Not her. A committee. </p><p><a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/14/hillary-clinton-uranium-one-deal-russia-explainer-244895">https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/14/hillary-clinton-uranium-one-deal-russia-explainer-244895</a></p><p>“As PolitiFact has laid out in great detail, there is no direct evidence of a quid pro quo among Clinton, the State Department, Rosatom and the Clinton Foundation donors with ties to Uranium One. Clinton has repeatedly denied any involvement in the State Department’s approval of the Uranium One sale, insisting that such approval was granted at lower levels of the department and would not have crossed the secretary’s desk.</p><p>Jose Fernandez, who was the assistant secretary of state for economic, energy and business affairs when the Uranium One deal was approved, told the Times that Clinton “never intervened with me on any [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] matter.“</p><p>Beyond the State Department, eight other government agencies approved the Uranium One sale.”</p></blockquote> <p>Sorry, not buying it. The Clintons need to be thoroughly investigated, because they’re firty as hell. </p><p><a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/18/hillary-clinton-sided-with-russia-on-sanctions-as-bill-made-500g-on-moscow-speech.html">http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/18/hillary-clinton-sided-with-russia-on-sanctions-as-bill-made-500g-on-moscow-speech.html</a></p></blockquote> <p>I’m not a fan of hers but you can’t change facts to suit your taste. She didn’t sell uranium. Was a committee </p><p>And she’s been investigated over her emails and Benghazi so far. What else you want investigated? You need specific charges to investigate. “Dirty as hell” isn’t a charge </p></blockquote>
Bitch, Energy, and Facts: Gov. Mike Huckabee >
 @GovMikeHuckabee
 Hillary tweeted, "Q for Trump
 as he meets Putin: Do U know
 which team you play for?
 @POTUS never accepted
 $500K dollars for 1speech
 from Russian bank, taken
 $140m for his foundation from
 Russian sources, or sold Russia
 1/5 of US uranium supply
 Which team are YOU on,
 Hillary?

 The Columbia Bugle
 ColumbiaBugle
 #BREAKING President Putin accuses
 Hillary Clinton of accepting $400
 million in illegal Russian campaign
 contributions. #Hilsinki2018
 Helsinki, Finland
 6:41 PM
 HELSINKI 2018
 HELSINKI 2018
 BREAKING NEWS
 PUTIN: TRUMP MENTIONED INDICTMENTS OF RUSSIAN AGENTS CN
 619.7K views ne issues raised
 LIVE
 DOW A 10.70
 n·ATION OF VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND
 AT THIS HOUR
 ...-..
 11:49 AM Jul 16, 2018
 1.3K Retweets1.7K Likes
<p><a href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/175965438131/coolmanfromthepast-skypig357" class="tumblr_blog">skypig357</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://coolmanfromthepast.tumblr.com/post/175964736161/skypig357-coolmanfromthepast-skypig357" class="tumblr_blog">coolmanfromthepast</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/175964027316/coolmanfromthepast-skypig357" class="tumblr_blog">skypig357</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://coolmanfromthepast.tumblr.com/post/175963844401/skypig357-coolmanfromthepast" class="tumblr_blog">coolmanfromthepast</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/175963781086/coolmanfromthepast-cutthroatbouquet" class="tumblr_blog">skypig357</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://coolmanfromthepast.tumblr.com/post/175963500406/cutthroatbouquet-conservative-heaven" class="tumblr_blog">coolmanfromthepast</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://cutthroatbouquet.tumblr.com/post/175960230243/conservative-heaven" class="tumblr_blog">cutthroatbouquet</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://conservative-heaven.tumblr.com/post/175956400049/httpsmobiletwittercomcolumbiabuglestatus101" class="tumblr_blog">conservative-heaven</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1018885283914248192">https://mobile.twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1018885283914248192</a></p>

<p>Crooked</p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">WRECKED<br/></p></blockquote>

<h2>Think about it, folks…the Clintons have accepted a BILLION FUCKING DOLLARS FROM RUSSIA.</h2></blockquote>

<p>And Trump was absolutely pathetic today and said the US was partially to blame for Russia interfering with our elections. Guy will slam any ally country and their leader and pull no punches, but was a little bitch today when faced with an adversarial nation. </p><p>Btw, Clinton didn’t sell the uranium. It wasn’t hers. Jesus shit. The Clinton’s don’t have uranium in their fridge to sell. </p></blockquote>

<p>No, she didn’t sell her uranium.  She authorized the sale of ours.  In exchange, Bill received 500 million dollars for a single speech.</p></blockquote>

<p>No. Not her. A committee. </p><p><a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/14/hillary-clinton-uranium-one-deal-russia-explainer-244895">https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/14/hillary-clinton-uranium-one-deal-russia-explainer-244895</a></p><p>“As PolitiFact has laid out in great detail, there is no direct evidence of a quid pro quo among Clinton, the State Department, Rosatom and the Clinton Foundation donors with ties to Uranium One. Clinton has repeatedly denied any involvement in the State Department’s approval of the Uranium One sale, insisting that such approval was granted at lower levels of the department and would not have crossed the secretary’s desk.</p><p>Jose Fernandez, who was the assistant secretary of state for economic, energy and business affairs when the Uranium One deal was approved, told the Times that Clinton “never intervened with me on any [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] matter.“</p><p>Beyond the State Department, eight other government agencies approved the Uranium One sale.”</p></blockquote>

<p>Sorry, not buying it.  The Clintons need to be thoroughly investigated, because they’re firty as hell.  </p><p><a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/18/hillary-clinton-sided-with-russia-on-sanctions-as-bill-made-500g-on-moscow-speech.html">http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/18/hillary-clinton-sided-with-russia-on-sanctions-as-bill-made-500g-on-moscow-speech.html</a></p></blockquote>

<p>I’m not a fan of hers but you can’t change facts to suit your taste. She didn’t sell uranium. Was a committee </p><p>And she’s been investigated over her emails and Benghazi so far. What else you want investigated? You need specific charges to investigate. “Dirty as hell” isn’t a charge </p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/175965438131/coolmanfromthepast-skypig357" class="tumblr_blog">skypig357</a>:</p> <blockquote>...

Bones, Gandalf, and Instagram: tumblr <p><i>New day, new name. The Tumblr formerly known as thefandometrics will now only respond to <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>. We’re more than just data. Spread the word.</i></p><p>Listen up. It’s time. You can feel it in your bones, can’t you? Or maybe it’s that little piece of your brain dedicated to your OTP, your secondary ships, and your favorite fandoms. Its whisper has turned into a blissed-out scream…<br/></p><h2><b><i>SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON IS STARTING IN THREE DAYS. </i></b></h2><p>Can’t make it? Don’t worry—Tumblr will be there covering the most important stuff in comics, movies, TV, games, and all things entertainment. Consider us your eyes and ears. We&rsquo;ll be on the floor, in Artist Alley, at outdoor activations, and everywhere in between. Take it all in via <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>, the <a href="http://tumblr.com/search/sdcc">#SDCC</a> tag, our <a href="http://instagram.com/tumblr">official Instagram</a>, and a few Answer Times and exclusive GIFs over on <a href="https://tmblr.co/mwphPpMxa8C3zeAQVvle0Qg">@stardom</a>. </p><p>In previous years, we brought <a href="https://fandom.tumblr.com/post/163348304584/over-the-past-four-days-weve-captured-the-best">the best cosplay</a> from the con floor straight to your dashboard (hi, <a href="https://fandom.tumblr.com/post/163316514887/you-shall-not-passthis-post-without-reblogging">Sexy Gandalf</a>). This year we want to add a little audience participation to the mix. Let’s see you—yes, you—in your finest cosplay gear. Whether you’re at Comic-Con yourself or just dressed up at home,<b> <a href="http://fandom.tumblr.com/submit">submit your picture</a> to <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>. </b>We’re going to showcase the best of the best right here on this ol’ Tumblr.</p>
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<p><i>New day, new name. The Tumblr formerly known as thefandometrics will now only respond to <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>. We’re more than just data. Spread the word.</i></p><p>Listen up. It’s time. You can feel it in your bones, can’t you? Or maybe it’s that little piece of your brain dedicated to your OTP, your secondary ships, and your favorite fandoms. Its whisper has turned into a blissed-out scream…<br/></p><h2><b><i>SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON IS STARTING IN THREE DAYS. </i></b></h2><p>Can’t make it? Don’t worry—Tumblr will be there covering the most important stuff in comics, movies, TV, games, and all things entertainment. Consider us your eyes and ears. We&rsquo;ll be on the floor, in Artist Alley, at outdoor activations, and everywhere in between. Take it all in via <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>, the <a href="http://tumblr.com/search/sdcc">#SDCC</a> tag, our <a href="http://instagram.com/tumblr">official Instagram</a>, and a few Answer Times and exclusive GIFs over on <a href="https://tmblr.co/mwphPpMxa8C3zeAQVvle0Qg">@stardom</a>. </p><p>In previous years, we brought <a href="https://fandom.tumblr.com/post/163348304584/over-the-past-four-days-weve-captured-the-best">the best cosplay</a> from the con floor straight to your dashboard (hi, <a href="https://fandom.tumblr.com/post/163316514887/you-shall-not-passthis-post-without-reblogging">Sexy Gandalf</a>). This year we want to add a little audience participation to the mix. Let’s see you—yes, you—in your finest cosplay gear. Whether you’re at Comic-Con yourself or just dressed up at home,<b> <a href="http://fandom.tumblr.com/submit">submit your picture</a> to <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWHptZw">@fandom</a>. </b>We’re going to showcase the best of the best right here on this ol’ Tumblr.</p>

<p><i>New day, new name. The Tumblr formerly known as thefandometrics will now only respond to <a href="https://tmblr.co/msqSl7HRvd95qREpIWH...