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Positive parts of 2016

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- the rise of old friends senior dog sanctuary
- Hamilton
- pokemon go
- female ghostbusters
- i don’t give a fuck im outta here Obama
- captain america civil war
- girl, black guy and latino guy leads in new star wars
- deadpool
- lemonade
- literally???! Nothing??? Else????


WELL ACTUALLY SINCE YOU ASKED:

- Starbucks actually did the hard work of figuring out how to donate perishable food in a foodsafe way.

- 500 elephants were relocated to a better, safer and bigger home.

- “Unadoptable” cats (who are usually killed) may have a really important place in the world in their traditional area of work, given we’re thinking maybe poisoning stuff all over the place is a bad plan.

- We made massive strides in Alzheimers’ prevention.

- We found out that the ozone layer is repairing itself and that all the work we did to get rid of those aerosol chemicals was actually worth it.

- This therapy could cure radiation sickness.

- The Anglican church resolved to solemnize same-sex unions the same as opposite-sex unions, which required a super-majority of all three orders of the church (lay, clergy, bishop) and got MORE than that from both lay and bishop.

- The Rabbinical Assembly issued a resolution affirming the rights of transgender and non-conforming individuals.

- The Liberal gov’t changed the Canada Child Benefit so that it’s actually helping people who NEED THE FUCKING HELP. (I am sorry if you are a six figure income you do not actually fucking need this make some fucking lifestyle adjustments for fuck’s sake.)

- Highway of Tears is finally getting some regular fucking bus service.

- Eastwood donated a bunch more land to the Carmel River restoration project.

- We have developed gene-therapy for autoimmune disorders.

- Precision treatments for cancer are hitting clinical trials and WORKING.

- Dentists are once again providing free care to veterans who need it.

- The Anglican bishop on the Islands made an Eastern pilgrimage walking from Alert Bay to Victoria to stop at every First Nations community and personally, unequivocally apologize for his church’s involvement in fucking them up.

- Canada is actively attempting to increase and improve refugee resettlement.

- It has been determined that the manatee population has bounced back so much (500%) that it can be moved from “endangered” to “threatened”.

- This guy got to see his kids again.

- The Orlando Shakespeare Festival showed up with angel wings to block funeral-goer’s view of hate group so they wouldn’t be disrupted.

- Net Neutrality has been upheld by the appeals court. (No that fight isn’t over BUT THIS IS STILL A FUCK OF A GOOD THING.)

- We may have cured MS. (LET ME REPEAT: WE MAY HAVE CURED MS.)

- New short-treatment-period cure for HepC is huge success.

- Rise Women’s Legal Centre opened.

… . and this is just what I came up with in a pretty lazy google search in an hour, including distractions where I went down the research rabbit-hole for a bit because holy crap some of that stuff’s NEAT, guys!

And I know I’m missing stuff, because I wanted a citation for every single thing I put on there.

Yes, there have been some really bad things that have happened in 2016. There have also been a number of huge fucking miracles, and SIMILAR bad things have always happened, just about every damn year - maybe not to you, or maybe they didn’t make the news, and maybe you just don’t remember any of the good because of that whole massive Negative Bias problem that human brains have, but?

A lot of good shit happened. A lot.

And like I do actually get the sudden overwhelmed feeling of EVERYTHING SUCKS? but that mindset is, at this point, literally our worst enemy. “Everything is terrible somebody do something” helplessness is what will in fact consign us to everything BEING terrible. 

Everything is not terrible. In fact there are new ways, every single month, wherein new opportunities and miracles are happening and no that does not balance out the bad shit but it gives every reason to FIGHT the bad shit, and to get past the bad shit, and to make sure the bad shit ISN’T the overwhelming stain. 

So. 

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micdotcom: This white woman’s shocking account of police...

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This white woman’s shocking account of police brutality reveals the importance of the #BlackLivesMatter movement

Molly Suzanna shared a story on Facebook that she had never told before: when she was 19, she ran a red light while crying, then was pulled over and forcefully removed and beaten by a police officer. She explains in the letter that she believes her situation would have been even worse had she been black — and she ends the letter with an important call to action.

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Courtney
2021 days ago
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Mandatory reading.
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the-cimmerians: toopunktofuck: cumwitch: toopunktofuck: #WHIC...

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#WHICH ONE IS NOODLES#???!!!

VERY GOOD

yes but the thing that really makes this post is everyone’s blog names in conjunction with their enthusiasm

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rexuality: I gotta tell you guys this wholesome joke I heard today: Okay so theres this guy...

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rexuality:

I gotta tell you guys this wholesome joke I heard today:

Okay so there’s this guy driving a truck full of penguins around town and after a time a cop pulls him over. The cop says “Hey! You can’t just ride around town with those penguins! Take them to the zoo!” And the guy is like okay

The next day the cop is on patrol and he sees that same guy with his penguins in the back of his truck yet again. The cop pulls him over and says “Hey! I thought I told you to take these penguins to the zoo!!” And the guy goes “I took them to the zoo yesterday, officer. Today we’re going to the movies!”

I hope nobody I know irl sees this because I am gonna tell the HECK out of this joke

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Microsoft Store: Up to $75.00 Off an Xbox One Console, Based On Your Gamerscore

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Microsoft Store: Up to $75.00 Off an Xbox One Console, Based On Your Gamerscore    

Much to the chagrin of your parents or roommates, your years of excessive late-night gaming sessions have finally paid off, because the Microsoft Store is currently holding a unique promotion to reward longtime Xbox Live members, as you can take up to $75.00 off the purchase of an Xbox One console depending on your Gamerscore!

To take advantage of this offer, log into your Xbox Live account via Xbox.com. You can request an exclusive Gamerscore discount code, which will be delivered to the email address associated with your Xbox Live account.

This offer is especially nice if you combine it with the Microsoft Store's Xbox One sale, where you can take $50.00 off select Xbox One bundles and get two free games.

There are four tiers of savings, with bigger discounts if you have a higher Gamerscore:

  • 0-9999 - $40.00 discount
  • 10,000-14,999 - $55.00 discount
  • 15,000-24,999 - $65.00 discount
  • 25,000+ - $75.00 discount

This offer is valid to Xbox Live members in good standing until June 8 -- click here to read the complete terms and conditions. There's a limit of one (1) discount code per eligible Xbox Live member.

Thanks to Youff1 for posting this offer in our Hot Deals forum!

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mutantlog
2067 days ago
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But how much do I save for beating the mob in 1 vs 100 Live?
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Coloring crappiness

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Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

I've been a fan of cartoonist Ellen Forney for years, and Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir is a tour de force graphic memoir about mental illness. Check it out!

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Crock, 3/30/16

Crock may be the only comic that I’ve antagonized so much that they felt a need to do a genuinely mean-spirited strip about me, but at least I am familiar with long-running Crock jokes and traditions, which is more than I can say for the people paid actual money to help produce it for publication. Captain Preppy, for instance, is an egomaniac who likes to gaze at himself in a handheld mirror while talking about how great he is. This is well-established Crock canon. Yet somebody looked at a black-and-white version of today’s strip and said, “He’s a holding a corndog, right? Looks like a corndog. Let’s check out the dialogue in panel two. ‘Boy, am I lucky.’ Yep, that’s the sort of thing that someone holding a corndog would say. God, I wish I had a corndog right now! Anyway, paintcan tool, pick corndog brown off the color chart, bloop, bloop, bloop. Done! On to Curtis! Wonder what he’s eating.”

Judge Parker, 3/30/16

Haha, Mrs. Chubb folded immediately after like 30 seconds of fairly mild questioning from Sam. Just goes to show that if you’re going to run a sordid fake-accident-injury scam, do not enlist as your accomplice a woman for whom pearls are part of her casual, lounging-around-the-house wear. She will be far too classy to commit.

Archie, 3/30/16

Jesse Ventura ran for governor in 1998, which I guess offers some solid evidence for when the current run of Archie strips were originally written. I certainly hope that nobody was misled by this strip into thinking that Greco-Roman wrestling was a flashy, high-profile road to fame and eventual political glory.

Mary Worth, 3/30/16

“Hmm, what should I wear for my first day of class? I know: pants, a suit jacket, and a vest, all precisely the same shade of green!” –A guy who thinks about art and aesthetics, like, professionally

This post, "Coloring crappiness", originally appeared on
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mutantlog
2124 days ago
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Oh, I can't stop laughing about the corn dog.
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