I am officially a proud Kappa Sigma!
Started off with a handful of pledge bros
And ended up withclose to a hundred new brothers!
I don’t even know where to start. My emotions are literally like a pregnant woman’s, uncontrollable. Lately life has been a rollercoaster, to put it lightly. Family problems and now problems with friends. I really never even imagined I would be in the predicament I am today. I made a mistake and now I’m being punished like no other. Growing up is hard. It’s taken some mistakes where lessons were learned and that hasn’t been easy. I guess this is just another lesson. People tried to have me believe that I’m something I’m not because of the mistakes I’ve made. I have apologized and committed to bettering myself, but that’s all I’ll do. I won’t be made to believe that I’m a horrible person. I know who I am. God knows who I am and he knows my heart. His approval is all that I will ever need.
“You is smart, you is kind, you is important”
Fuck, man. This hologram technology is beyond fucking sick.
HOLY SHIT, IT’S TUPAC! Fucking Coachella. Insane.
Seriously though, I can’t wait to start dressing like this.
Always had a gut feeling I’m gonna die young.
I’m gonna start writing letters to my family & my best friends.
I might be crazy, I might be wrong, maybe I won’t die young, but if this feeling turns out to be true… I wanna leave everything out in the open.
Crazy thoughts race through my mind at this time of the night. Thoughts of what if & what could be. The mind of one’s self can be a dangerous place, if you allow it to be.
At the National Institute on Aging, as at every major research center, the animals are grouped in plastic cages the size of large shoeboxes, topped with a wire lid and a food hopper that’s never empty of pellets. This form of husbandry, known as ad libitum feeding, is cheap and convenient since animal technicians need only check the hoppers from time to time to make sure they haven’t run dry. Without toys or exercise wheels to distract them, the mice are left with nothing to do but eat and sleep—and then eat some more.
That such a lifestyle would make rodents unhealthy, and thus of limited use for research, may seem obvious, but the problem appears to be so flagrant and widespread that few scientists bother to consider it. Ad libitum feeding and lack of exercise are industry-standard for the massive rodent-breeding factories that ship out millions of lab mice and rats every year and fuel a $1.1-billion global business in living reagents for medical research. When Mattson made that point in Atlanta, and suggested that the control animals used in labs were sedentary and overweight as a rule, several in the audience gasped. His implication was clear: The basic tool of biomedicine—and its workhorse in the production of new drugs and other treatments—had been transformed into a shoddy, industrial product. Researchers in the United States and abroad were drawing the bulk of their conclusions about the nature of human disease—and about Nature itself—from an organism that’s as divorced from its natural state as feedlot cattle or oven-stuffer chickens.
|—||F. Scott Fitzgerald (via ericabasolo)|