Musings of a Madman
{ nothing scares me more than the thought of losing you }
This is just the place I go to when something of particular interest happens to me. Expect many reblogs and posts of things that interest me including everything from anime, to music, Dungeons and Dragons, and anything and everything in between.

whatazendra:

Just let this sink in for a bit. #ferguson

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.

This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

deansass:

I was watching this today and this particular segment caught my attention because… it’s so true.

We see most adults nowadays claiming that adolescents just aren’t mature enough to do things. When we fight for equality, they think we’re “passing through a phase”. When we fight to be heard, they think we’re being rebellious. When we provide new ideas, they push them away because they don’t correspond to what they grew up with.

And then Ahmad Alshugairi (the guy in the gifset) said this in his show to inspire adolescents.

The show is Arabic (he was speaking in arabic, I translated) and it’s called “Khawater”. This man made his show in hopes of improving the society by showing both the good and the bad around the world. 

This particular episode was called “Adolescents: A blessing or a burden?” in which he discussed throughout the entire episode how adolescents are, in fact, a blessing, and that adults need to understand that.

Link to episode if you wish to watch it.

wickedtitania:

Today, Security camera clips that make the news usually show bad things, but here, Coke decided to “look at the world a little differently” in this heartwarming viral video. People stealing kisses, harmless soldiers, music addicts, honest pickpockets and potato chip dealers. Love, Attacks of friendship, friendly gangs and kindness. Unexpected firemen, rebels with a cause and peaceful warriors. A lot of crazy people, and a few heroes. 

astronomicalwonders:

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and it’s Companion Galaxy

The graceful, winding arms of the majestic spiral galaxy M51 (NGC 5194) appear like a grand spiral staircase sweeping through space. They are actually long lanes of stars and gas laced with dust.

This sharpest-ever image of the Whirlpool Galaxy, taken in January 2005 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, illustrates a spiral galaxy’s grand design, from its curving spiral arms, where young stars reside, to its yellowish central core, a home of older stars. The galaxy is nicknamed the Whirlpool because of its swirling structure.

Credit: NASA/Hubble

lydiduh:

In 15 seconds of dialogue Francis Wilkerson sums up what’s wrong with how women are criticized in our society and it’s great

killsmedead:

lizznotliz:

gigidowns | courtenaybird:

The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students

I consistently forget these tricks. Now I have a visual. Thanks, Internet.

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I wish I’d known this in undergrad.

Sending this to my coworkers on Monday.

ladynorbert:

I always wonder how many times Travis Willingham had to practice before he was able to rap the whole thing without dying of laughter.