I was a telephone switchboard operator for 65 years. I started right after high school and I worked the pay stations during World War II. The pay stations took nickels, dimes, and quarters, and we could press a button to collect the money that the person put in.
We knew when the troops were coming into Boston to be shipped out because the phones were ringing off the hook—they all wanted to call home and let their families know they were being shipped overseas.
One day, I said to the other girls, “I want to take you out to dinner tonight. I have something I’d like to discuss with you.”
So we went out, had dinner and I said, “OK, I’m going to do it, and if you don’t want to, that’s up to you.”
“What is it?”
“We all have boyfriends in the service, and some of them have already passed away. And we know when the troops are being shipped out. Now, when they give you the number, push the ‘return’ button so the money will go back to them.”
They said, “You’re kidding.”
“No, I’m not. These kids are being shipped oversees and who knows when they will come back. They don’t have any money.”
“OK, but what if a supervisor sees us and says something to us?”
“Oh, just innocently say you pushed the wrong button.”
We all did it and none of us got caught, and we did it until the end of the war.
Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.
Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover
ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?
#before the films came out this is what i thought it looked like #like his scar doesnt even look like a scar in the films or offish illustrations it looks like a scratch #i think its cool to imagine his scar being very conspicuous and deep idk (via parmachkai)
I love this, the way it looks like his head was split open and then healed back jagged and wrong. Reminds me of how there’s a little bit of Voldemort’s soul hiding within that scar.
Also yeah, the movie scar just looks like a weird little ‘N’ scratched over his eyebrow. IT BUGGED ME SO MUCH
Head cannon accepted.
YES THANK YOU SO MUCH
The average active adult needs 2,000 calories per day in order to function in a safe and healthy manner. If I’m active to the point where I consistently run 1+ hour every day, then it is far more likely that my caloric needs are around 2,400-2,500.
Considering that, a meal of 1,200 calories would perfectly suit my needs. It would supply roughly half of my calorie requirements, which is a God-send since a fast food meal is relatively cheap. It’s a great value, especially if I don’t have much time to cook or have the resources to prepare my own meals!
The average burger is going to supply me with significant protein and carbs. That’s exactly what I’d need in order to build more muscle and have enough energy to make it through a workout. Even the sugar within the meal can be beneficial in supplying me with a boost of energy and can stop me from feeling hungry for a prolonged period of time. Not half bad.
Is this the most healthy meal known to man? Of course not. But it’s still a very reasonable deal and the calorie count is well within the average adult’s daily needs.
Don’t let calories scare you! You need them. If you were capable of burning off an entire meal within the hour, you’d probably be dead by now.
1200 empty calories in a meal
next to no nutrition. all the calories are sugar and fat. that’s it. you’ll have no energy and have glucose spikes in your blood because the lack of fiber because of the lack of complex carbs. this is diabetes in a meal.
so no, you should not be hungry for diabetes
Nutritionally, this BK meal contains roughly 28g of protein and 3g of dietary fiber. It potentially also includes 35% of our Vitamin C daily requirements, 2% Vitamin A, 12% calcium, and 27% iron. Of the 1,010 calories (that I could verify directly from the company’s nutritional information guide), only 410 are from fat. That isn’t a terribly significant amount of fat, in the long run, nor are the nutrients small enough to be viewed as negligible.
Eating this will not cause you to get diabetes. Eating this meal is perfectly fine if you do have diabetes, as long as you are able to adjust your insulin intake accordingly. So don’t use an illness as your debate point - Diabetic people are not a prop.
"So don’t use an illness as your debate point - Diabetic people are not a prop." I want that and variations of that on t shirts.
damn, man. Someone just got completely schooled by a nutritionist.
THIS A GOOD POST
Ho boy, Gotta put on my nerd hat real quick.
Okay so, Every living thing has a soul yes, but they are all different I suppose you would call them types of souls, So a Person’s soul would not be the same as say a Dragon’s Soul or a Plant’s soul and they would also vary in lets call it power for now.
Now Soul is a broad generalization, in reality it should really be referred to as essence as that’s what it really is, the essence of the being it came from/
Do they have a corporeal form? No, but they can be bound to or contained within objects,people,e.t.c.
Continue to exist after death? Yes actually but not in the way people might think, you see souls are the one thing that transcend both time and space, the lifespan of a soul is cyclical in nature, when a souls vessel inevitably perishes the soul is left without a tether to the material world and without that tether the soul has no purpose, so it seeks out a new vessel, reincarnation basically, but remember that there are different types of souls and that does limit the vessel that said soul would seek out, the soul of a tree for example wouldn’t eventually find itself in a creatures body, not naturally anyway,
A thing to note is that a soul can never truly be destroyed. It can be fragmented of course, but eventually any soul would become whole at some point or another, again cyclical, find vessel,vessel dies,wander till next vessel is found. As I said before they can be captured/contained and re-purposed for other uses, but even then eventually a soul will always find a new vessel.
Only obtained after death through a prearranged contract/Dictate where you go after death? No, souls are everywhere at all times, they can be gathered through various means. As noted above when something dies its soul is unbound, now if a person had some magical/spiritual contract that bound there soul to something/someone it would simply find itself bound to them and would go wherever they have designated. But when a soul is taken out of it’s natural cycle be it by force or otherwise it leaves behind a shade of it’s last vessel, this is what people refer to as spirits/ghosts, a shade is nothing more than a faint shadow of the souls previous vessel and it will continue to act and think as the vessel before it did.
And I think that’s enough of my rambling for now, this is all in relation to Lords of course, and there’s probably more, I mean I didn’t even mention Great Souls. I put too much thought into this considering it’s a damn plot server xD