Quote 10 Jul 3 notes
As a result of [his] findings, Skinner came to the conclusion that punishment suppresses behavior, but only temporarily. Further research revealed that Thorndike and Skinner greatly underestimated the power of punishment.
— Learning and Behavior by Paul Chance 
Audio 9 Jul 29 notes

Cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” done by Maynard James Keenan and Steven Drozd.


Lyrics:

She packed my bag last night, pre-flight
Zero hour, nine a.m.
And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then

I’ll miss the Earth so much, I’ll miss my wife
It’s lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time
'Til touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
No, I’m a rocket man
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time
'Til touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
No, I’m a rocket man
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it’s cold as hell
And there’s no one there to raise them if you did

And all this science, I don’t understand
It’s just my job five days a week
A rocket man, rocket man

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time
'Til touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
No, I’m a rocket man
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time
'Til touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
No, I’m a rocket man
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone

It’s gonna be a long, long time
It’s gonna be a long, long time
It’s gonna be a long, long time
It’s gonna be a long, long time
It’s gonna be a long, long time
It’s gonna be a long, long time
It’s gonna be a long, long time
It’s gonna be a long, long time

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Quote 9 Jul 1,273 notes
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
— Alan Watts 

(Source: whothinksthethoughts)

Video 9 Jul 1,954 notes

thepsychobreak:

thinksquad:

An East Rockaway teacher has accused the school district of ousting her from the classroom because her students’ strong performance on standardized tests has backfired.

Voula Coyle, a veteran fourth grade teacher at Rhame Avenue School, said her strong teaching skills have dragged down her school’s state rating.

Coyle, who was reassigned from her classroom to a clerical job at the end of April, said her students have consistently scored above average on state tests, winning her the highest possible rating on the pupil performance section of the state’s Annual Professional Performance Review.

But her students’ solid work has become a problem for Rhame Avenue School teachers at the next grade level and for the school as a whole, according to White.

The New York State Education Department’s performance rating system is designed to reward instructors and schools when students show academic improvement from one grade to the next, White said.

But Coyle’s students’ scores either don’t improve or get worse while they are in fifth grade. As a result a few fifth grade teachers have been rated as less than effective and the school’s entire score has been pulled down, which could pose a threat to state funding, according to Coyle.

http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/node/59571#.U7VD_PldV8E

american education system wow

Quote 9 Jul 228 notes
Brown struck a bit of gold, while others pan hopelessly. But to pretend that a reward is always (or even ever) commensurate with the amount of work one does is to misconstrue how the world works. If potato salad leads people to reflect on the injustices of modern American capitalism, then we really may be on to something.
— Ian Crouch on how Zack Brown’s ten-dollar Kickstarter campaign raised nearly seventy grand: http://nyr.kr/1jeqGK2 (via shinywen)

(Source: newyorker.com)

Audio 8 Jul 221,230 notes

disorientedexpatriate:

vicsagelivesforever:

it’s almost two in the morning and I’ve had two red bulls in the past hour and I can’t stop laughing at this oh god what has my life come to

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Audio 8 Jul 180 notes

art-and-fury:

Rage Against the Machine - Down Rodeo

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Photo 8 Jul 3,027 notes did-you-kno:

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Photo 7 Jul 11,389 notes latinegrasexologist:

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

gikochikunthebastardsonofurkel:

haneefistheonlyone:

sinidentidades:

did-you-kno:

Source

Kathryn Johnston (June 26, 1914 – November 21, 2006) was an elderly Atlanta, Georgia, woman who was shot by undercover police officers in her home on Neal Street in northwest Atlanta on November 21, 2006, where she had lived for 17 years. Three officers had entered her home in what was later described as a ‘botched’ drug raid.Officers cut off burglar bars and broke down her door using a no-knock warrant. Police said Johnston fired at them and they fired in response; she fired one shot out the door over the officers’ heads and they fired 39 shots, five or six of which hit her. None of the officers was injured by her gunfire, but Johnston was killed by the officers. Police injuries were later attributed to “friendly fire” from each other’s weapons.
One of the officers planted marijuana in Johnston’s house after the shooting. Later investigations found that the paperwork stating that drugs present at Johnston’s house, which had been the basis for the raid, had been falsified. The officers later admitted to having lied when they submitted cocaine as evidence claiming that they had bought it at Johnston’s house. Three officers were tried for manslaughter and other charges surrounding falsification and were sentenced to ten, six, and five years.

She would’ve been 100 years old this year. It’s a damn shame that they didn’t get at least twenty years plus. That would’ve been the lowest possibility for anyone else. Racism was definitely one of the motives.

Ten, Six, & FIVE FUCKING YEARS; ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!!!!????

Welcome to the world of killing Black folk, but don’t you dare kill a fucking dog!

for those not in the know, in ga the gun laws are different than other states. several older retired black folks i know have guns and one family who reported a break in the first thing the officers wanted to know: where is your firearm. you can be ticketed for not having a firearm in such instances. just fyi for folks who live in states w different gun laws. so her firing was what she was to do esp in that instance

latinegrasexologist:

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

gikochikunthebastardsonofurkel:

haneefistheonlyone:

sinidentidades:

did-you-kno:

Source

Kathryn Johnston (June 26, 1914 – November 21, 2006) was an elderly Atlanta, Georgia, woman who was shot by undercover police officers in her home on Neal Street in northwest Atlanta on November 21, 2006, where she had lived for 17 years. Three officers had entered her home in what was later described as a ‘botched’ drug raid.Officers cut off burglar bars and broke down her door using a no-knock warrant. Police said Johnston fired at them and they fired in response; she fired one shot out the door over the officers’ heads and they fired 39 shots, five or six of which hit her. None of the officers was injured by her gunfire, but Johnston was killed by the officers. Police injuries were later attributed to “friendly fire” from each other’s weapons.

One of the officers planted marijuana in Johnston’s house after the shooting. Later investigations found that the paperwork stating that drugs present at Johnston’s house, which had been the basis for the raid, had been falsified. The officers later admitted to having lied when they submitted cocaine as evidence claiming that they had bought it at Johnston’s house. Three officers were tried for manslaughter and other charges surrounding falsification and were sentenced to ten, six, and five years.

She would’ve been 100 years old this year. It’s a damn shame that they didn’t get at least twenty years plus. That would’ve been the lowest possibility for anyone else. Racism was definitely one of the motives.

Ten, Six, & FIVE FUCKING YEARS; ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!!!!????

Welcome to the world of killing Black folk, but don’t you dare kill a fucking dog!

for those not in the know, in ga the gun laws are different than other states. several older retired black folks i know have guns and one family who reported a break in the first thing the officers wanted to know: where is your firearm. you can be ticketed for not having a firearm in such instances. just fyi for folks who live in states w different gun laws. so her firing was what she was to do esp in that instance

Photo 7 Jul 1,828 notes

(Source: stoicmike)

Quote 7 Jul 4,453 notes
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
— Jimi Hendrix 

(Source: observando)

Photo 7 Jul 631 notes preciousillusions:

preciousillusions:

Pooh understands body positivity.

watching pooh again and felt the need to reblog

preciousillusions:

preciousillusions:

Pooh understands body positivity.

watching pooh again and felt the need to reblog

Quote 7 Jul 95 notes
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
— Oscar WildeThe Critic as Artist 

(Source: calodaemon)

Video 4 Jul 70,504 notes

mattjustmatt:

Hey, its me!

(Source: pulsir)


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