Pony Confessions Commentary

mrsdwightkschrute:

realest shit ever.

You mean for allowing you to transport your money anywhere you please while keeping the rest in a safe place? It’s called paying for a service. I guess no one taught you the difference between “service” and “goods.”

If ATM fees bother you that much, then carry cash and refill your supply whenever you’re by one of your bank’s ATMs (and if your bank charges a fee to take money out of your own account, use a different bank). It’s really not that heavy or unwieldy. It’s a service for which you’re not required to pay if you’re willing to actually do without it.

Here's the real issue with college rape. They're caving in to feminists making up 1 in 5 rape statistics. It's all part of the feminist plan to kick men out of academia. College are trying to kill due process. They're looking to boost rape stats by making it so it's rape if he's not constantly asking and she's consenting, if she had a beer to take the edge off or if she regretted it. Nevermind 1 in 10 rapes in college occur in fraternities and allowing women to join won't increase that rate.
Anonymous

i-dont-need-feminism:

jstetreault:

i-dont-need-feminism:

daisenseiben:

i-dont-need-feminism:

They do seem to have this intention to exaggerate rape statistics for some reason - that along with the pay gap - and I can’t figure out why.  Isn’t it a good thing that we have less rape and more equality? 

I’m gonna guess that pretty soon, attendance rates at online universities is going to fucking SOAR.

Nah, everyone knows online schools are a joke

Really? What are your sources? Have you attended one? I have degree from both and can say that the accreditation process is the same for both. Also, I’ll even go further to say that without peer groups and direct interaction with professors, the challenges that gave students in distance learning are even more difficult.

In short, I’d say your assessment of online education is wrong, and ignorant.

I come from a family of academics and have a few dear friends with PhDs or who are professors.  None of us would ever give an online school a second glance. 

It’s one thing to take an online class at an actual university.  I don’t know of any online schools that are accredited and not-for-profit.  Actually, I know of one that works with military members who are unable to attend full-time college.  That’s it. 

Otherwise, University of Phoenix, Cappella, Strayer, Kaplan, and so on are not highly regarded.  They’re basically viewed as the equivalent to a GED.  They are not considered academically rigorous and will not prepare you for graduate and post-graduate education at a highly ranked school.   For-profit universities are basically scams. 

It’s like getting your BA from a community college.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/for-profit-college-accreditation_n_3937079.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/for-profit-colleges-unemployment-debt_n_1182164.html

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/for-profit-college-student-debt

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but to quote Futurama: you’ve been scammed, sweetheart!

Something in particular about that second link really made me laugh. See, even assuming that the study was well-designed (there are problems with it and even worse problems with the other studies mentioned), those numbers, when combined with these numbers show that for-profit college students still make a shitload more than HS graduates (seventy fsking percent more, in fact) and are better off as far as unemployment goes.

Maybe you should have taken a statistics course at some point.

elephants-skin:

The fact there is no womens rights club at my college of 70% female students. R u kidn

Maybe your college should get a men’s rights club to discuss why only 30% of the students are male.

shiningoshawott:

durkin62:

lover-gem:

I think this may be a sign that there’s something wrong with the way schools teach.  At my school at least, the administration was ridiculous with their expectations.  I was lucky enough to have the most amazing teachers ever.

uh no. 


Citation needing intensifies 

Here are a few citations for the OP to consider: Japan has a 4% higher literacy score when compared to the US, and a 13% higher mathematical literacy score when compared to the US. Furthermore, before 2010, high schools had tuition (Juku still does, as it’s optional… and a very popular option), meaning that kids that didn’t perform well essentially wasted thousands of dollars of their parent’s money (assuming they didn’t get a scholarship, in which case, that’s something they have to worry about being able to keep). Japanese students didn’t and don’t have much free time at all outside of school, averaging just four hours every day (and don’t try to bullshit that you have less than that if you live in the US, unless you’re actually working to help your parents put food on the table).
Also? In a culture that has only recently begun to stop idealizing suicide, their suicide rate among those 15-24 years old was 37% lower than the US in 1990 (I’d really love some more modern data, but it’s not always available or readily at hand). Maybe that’s because their students are too busy studying and participating in clubs that focus on bettering one’s self to get caught up in entitlement and bullshit. Maybe if you’re having anxiety issues, you should focus on the schoolwork and drop the entitlement and/or the bullshit. Probably the “and” option.
Just a suggestion.

shiningoshawott:

durkin62:

lover-gem:

I think this may be a sign that there’s something wrong with the way schools teach.  At my school at least, the administration was ridiculous with their expectations.  I was lucky enough to have the most amazing teachers ever.

uh no. 

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Citation needing intensifies 

Here are a few citations for the OP to consider: Japan has a 4% higher literacy score when compared to the US, and a 13% higher mathematical literacy score when compared to the US. Furthermore, before 2010, high schools had tuition (Juku still does, as it’s optional… and a very popular option), meaning that kids that didn’t perform well essentially wasted thousands of dollars of their parent’s money (assuming they didn’t get a scholarship, in which case, that’s something they have to worry about being able to keep). Japanese students didn’t and don’t have much free time at all outside of school, averaging just four hours every day (and don’t try to bullshit that you have less than that if you live in the US, unless you’re actually working to help your parents put food on the table).

Also? In a culture that has only recently begun to stop idealizing suicide, their suicide rate among those 15-24 years old was 37% lower than the US in 1990 (I’d really love some more modern data, but it’s not always available or readily at hand). Maybe that’s because their students are too busy studying and participating in clubs that focus on bettering one’s self to get caught up in entitlement and bullshit. Maybe if you’re having anxiety issues, you should focus on the schoolwork and drop the entitlement and/or the bullshit. Probably the “and” option.

Just a suggestion.

proequalityantifeminism:

dontneedfeminism:

endure-and-adore:

Can people please report him. He’s saying it’s okay to rape feminists and he needs to be stopped!

>He’s saying it’s okay to rape feminists
[citation needed]

I went through his twitter feed, and he didn’t say it was okay to rape feminists.  He said it’s not okay to date feminists because they’ll falsely accuse you of rape.
Also, this is the shit that is being said to him:


Advocating mutilation and extremely violent and brutal murder for speaking out against a political movement. Equality for all indeed.

proequalityantifeminism:

dontneedfeminism:

endure-and-adore:

Can people please report him. He’s saying it’s okay to rape feminists and he needs to be stopped!

>He’s saying it’s okay to rape feminists

[citation needed]

I went through his twitter feed, and he didn’t say it was okay to rape feminists.  He said it’s not okay to date feminists because they’ll falsely accuse you of rape.

Also, this is the shit that is being said to him:

Advocating mutilation and extremely violent and brutal murder for speaking out against a political movement. Equality for all indeed.

poppypicklesticks:

thespectacularspider-girl:

poppypicklesticks:

aos-skimmons:

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

stfueverything:

sizvideos:

Video

wow

watch the fat guy version of this video—where it’s a skinny guy turned fat and the girls meet up with him. it goes SO DIFFERENT. they actually talk about things other than his weight, and he even gets kissed.

oh, society.

go and look at the opposite video on youtube then look at the comments. Even though the women are clearly nicer and less judging than the men they still try to justify the men’s reactions and put down the women. It’s kind of disgusting actually. It’s one of those things that makes you sad that you live in this society. 

"it makes me so sad to lie in a society where you can’t get sex or a free male out of a man you’ve lied to on the internet" 

The experiment is actually a sham.

The ‘fat guy’ is an admitted dating expert.  As in, he has a goddamn youtube channel.  He knows how to date, he knows how to engage somebody and he knows immediately how to keep somebody sticking around.  The woman?  Not so much.

Look at the two videos.  The woman literally talks about herself, doesn’t even attempt to engage the guy and doesn’t try to make him interested in her as a person.  Like, when the girls call the guy out on being fat, guess what?  He says “Yeah, it is an old photo, about 3 or 3 years”, she says “Oh, maybe 6 months” and CONSTANTLY tries to underplay it like she’s being cute.

The guy at least owned the fact that he was fat.  The girl sat there was did pretty much everything to deflect.  The guy did his best to put his dates at ease, when at the start you could see they were shocked and a bit put off.  The girl didn’t, she deflected, made excuses, put the blame on the guy, and guess what?  That doesn’t make somebody want to sit down and continue the date.  It only makes them more agitated.

If anything, this highlights exactly what the problem is with hetero dating.  uys are expected to be everything they can, to take the reigns, to lead the date by being engaging and funny.  The girl doesn’t and is expected to sit there and be cute.  Guess what?  When all you’re expected to do is sit there and be entertained by your date, your date isn’t going to be fucking happy when you show up not looking like your profile.

Maybe if the girl actually, I dunno, acknowledged she was fat, didn’t try to shift blame, didn’t try to be ‘cute’ and tried to actually engage the guy, it might’ve worked.

And here’s the thing.  Not only is this experiment massively biased, the fucking odds aren’t that bad either.  Four men and four women.  4/4 women stayed, 1/4 men stayed.  Guess what?  With that margin of error you could’ve just had 4 nice women and 3 asshole guys.  Hell, for all we know, they specifically selected women who listed “okay with fat guys” on their Tindr and picked men who listed “no fat women” on theirs.

As somebody who is actually taking courses on research, this is a goddamn travesty of a ‘social experiment’.

Preach.

Biased people with no experimental design knowledge have produced a biased experiment. I am shocked.

Here’s an actual semi-well-designed study on looks and internet dating. Maybe the issue is less dating skill and more that women have such extraordinarily high expectations for the “average” appearance in men that they think they have to settle anyway.

But then again, even people with experience in experimental design produce bad experiments. In fact, bad studies are more common than good. How can you tell? Simple: You look into it, and most studies done (that aren’t BS YouTube “social experiments”) can easily be spotted as bad when using some pretty simple guidelines.

aceandkings:

The unintended result of some character designing. The characters will be gijinka (pokemon in human form), but Glaceon is one of my favorites and will definitely appear in the story.
Media: #2 pencil and ink. Tossed into Jasc Paint Shop Pro (outdated Adobe substitute) for a color tint and absolutely nothing else.

I am 9,437% honestly being paid $50,000 to promote this (not because it’s awesome or anything), so you should all reblog this and follow this if you’re at all interested in this sort of thing (that being anything at all Pokemon-related) so she gets her money’s worth.

aceandkings:

The unintended result of some character designing. The characters will be gijinka (pokemon in human form), but Glaceon is one of my favorites and will definitely appear in the story.

Media: #2 pencil and ink. Tossed into Jasc Paint Shop Pro (outdated Adobe substitute) for a color tint and absolutely nothing else.

I am 9,437% honestly being paid $50,000 to promote this (not because it’s awesome or anything), so you should all reblog this and follow this if you’re at all interested in this sort of thing (that being anything at all Pokemon-related) so she gets her money’s worth.


An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose
 The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.  I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me  with a smile that lit up her entire being.  She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.  “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me. After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the  next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”  as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.  Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and  she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.  At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was  introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell  you what I know.” As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop  playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.  You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing  older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.  Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.  Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those  with regrets.” She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died  peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s  never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it! These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE. REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS  OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose


The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”
as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and
she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was
introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell
you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing
older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died
peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS
OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

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asklibrapony:

I’mma burn ‘em.

Everyone knows that the Chinese Zodiac is full of baloney, but that the Mars Effect is real and 100% accurate. Why would you even ask about the Chinese Zodiac, you silly fillies?