my-dads-the-king-of-hell:

my-dads-the-king-of-hell:

so apparently an arm can sell on the black market for $885, ($500 for the shoulder plus $385 for the hand an forearm) 

and a leg can sell for $500 (at least thats the lowest price of an albino leg so im guessing here) 

So when someone says “That’ll cost an arm ad a leg” they are roughly asking for $1,335

which is less than i would have guessed. 

i didn’t spend this much time researching the cost of limbs on the black market for one note

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cupidsbower:

teenwolf:

A for effort Malia.

72% = C-

54% = F

What kind of fucked up, falsely-inflated grading system is that? One that sets kids up for failure, that’s what. If that’s at all accurate of grades in US high schools, I’m judging the American education system so hard right now.

A well-designed curriculum should have the pass point at 50% (the exception is if it’s an advanced university class in which students must have a near-perfect score to demonstrate professional competency). Basically, the core skills and information should comprise 50% of the material, and the rest is value-adding to deepen understanding, and allowing students room to develop advanced competency.

If the material is well-matched to the cohort, most students should achieve between 55% and 70%, which demonstrates basic competency.

Below 50% (or actually below 55% so that students on the borderline are also flagged) means students are struggling, and have not developed basic competency. They should get an additional intervention if the goal is to get them to competency (or advice to change paths if the goal is to winnow out those unsuited to the material). Above 80% means students have developed an advanced understanding and/or skills in that subject, and should potentially be streamed into a more advanced curriculum.

The shape of good education, in my experience, should skew from a normal distribution curve at the beginning of a module, to an M shape at the end, due to good teaching (because the curve is not longer “normal” after the teaching intervention). That is, students who are struggling will not score much above 50% without extensive additional intervention, and the rest mostly shift up to 60-80% due to effective teaching and their own practice.

Having Malia in classes with her friends and same-age cohort could be made to work, if she’s being given additional tutoring and so on. It has the benefit of her being with a supportive group of students who will help her transition, and that’s a really important part of socialisation and education.

However, what we’re actually seeing is her being left to sink or swim apart from the help of her friendship group, and that’s shit.

I’m leaning towards it not being shit due to bad writing, but rather a pointed commentary on the US education system, especially if that grading scale is accurate. Because holy god does that say bad things about the pedagogy underpinning the curriculum design in American high schools.


wolvesofcolor:

juvjuvychan:

mzminola:

hungrylikethewolfie:

I just need, like, a million fics featuring Stiles trying really hard to be bros with Boyd, and Boyd just sort of blandly tolerating him.

#everytime Boyd says they’re not friends #he’s like #SOON

all i see is

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Sterek Week // Friday: Sterek AU - Supernatural

Stiles Stilinski lost his family at a young age to a supernatural creature. He vowed vengeance on the thing that killed his family and has dedicated his life to hunting down and killing all things supernatural.

Derek Hale is a 3rd generation born werewolf, fully in control and functioning with absolutely no desire to hurt or turn other humans. When his family is trapped in their own home and burned alive, Derek hits the road to try and find something worth living for.

When a chance encounter brings the two together, they are both wary of each other, for obvious reasons. But, they decided to work a few cases together, just to see how it goes. Surprisingly, they work very well together and they spend several years traveling the country and eliminating supernatural threats, all the while, forming a close bond that neither one of them could have anticipated.

Not everything is smooth sailing though. Derek is headstrong and likes to rush into things whereas Stiles likes to research all the possibilities before coming up with a plan of attack. When Derek decides to take on an Alpha werewolf, fully powered by a pack, he’s grievously injured and barely makes it back to Stiles before passing out. Fearing the worst, Stiles says things to Derek, things he never would have been able to say had the werewolf been conscious. But, Derek hears him through his pain addled head and has enough presence of mind to return Stiles’ feelings. 

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My reaction to SPN coming back:

bellagattino:

ommfghiddleston:

doctorwhoknew:

image

Dean is every other fandom’s reaction

OMG YES

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THEY WERE FIGHTING AND WERE ALL LIKE ARRRR IMMA GET YOU BUT THEN, WHAT, WHY IS THE FLOOR SO SPRINGY. BETTER TEST IT OUT.

THEY WERE FIGHTING AND WERE ALL LIKE ARRRR IMMA GET YOU BUT THEN, WHAT, WHY IS THE FLOOR SO SPRINGY. BETTER TEST IT OUT.

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starscreamsswayinghips:

discoveryandscience:

yo-ho-sebastian-stan:

wow captain america 3 looks so good!! 

Bucky, Natasha, and Sam look like they’re all going somewhere fancy but forgot to tell Steve

F CUKN ING

starscreamsswayinghips:

discoveryandscience:

yo-ho-sebastian-stan:

wow captain america 3 looks so good!! 

Bucky, Natasha, and Sam look like they’re all going somewhere fancy but forgot to tell Steve

F CUKN ING

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thirst-god:

Just let this sink in

thirst-god:

Just let this sink in

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