Jin-Roh, the Wolf Brigade is essentially an art movie.
It is similar to Fukasaku’s work, such as Battles Without Honor Or Humanity.
It’s a damn good movie. But it’s not a date movie. In all probability, your girlfriend will not enjoy watching this with you. This is a damn shame, because I know a few women who like art movies and who want to learn about anime, but this is NOT the movie to spark their interest.
This is a dark and violent and sad movie. It draws on the Brothers Grimm and their treatment of Little Red Riding Hood. It is unfortunately very insightful regarding the nature of modern society. This is unfortunate, because society sucks, and this movie shows us a little slice of that hell.
I had recently allowed myself to get annoyed by some stupid, undereducated oafs arguing for atheism on YouTube.
So I thought I would get an eye-catching visual to head up my refutation of their arguments.
And now I’ve got the eye-catching visual, and suddenly I realize that stupid people argue on YouTube because snappy visuals distract most viewers from the weakness of the arguments.
What I needed was not a snappy visual, but the eloquence to keep a reader’s attention WITHOUT resorting to snappy visuals.
The reader is thus presented with an animated GIF of Anna Chicherova. Whether the GIF motivates the reader to argue for or against God is left as an exercise for the reader.
Top 10 Wild Women Of The West
Lived: May 1, 1852–August 1, 1903
Areas: Wyoming, Utah, Arizona
9Big Nose Kate
Lived: November 7, 1850–November 2, 1940
Areas: Arizona, Texas
Lived: February 17, 1851–February 27, 1930
Areas: Colorado, South Dakota
Lived: February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889
Areas: Missouri, Texas
Lived: c. 1817–Unknown Date of Death
Areas: Texas, Tennessee, Missouri
Areas: Utah, Argentina, California
Lived: 1871–Unknown Date of Death
Areas: Missouri, Arizona
Areas: San Antonio
Lived: April 21, 1844–February 9, 1934
Areas: Texas, New Mexico
The USA used to be a Christian nation.
Back then, the belief was that everyone’s SOUL could be saved. Your body might starve to death, you might have leprosy, but Jesus was omnipotent enough to save your soul. (Jesus might choose not to save someone who wickedly chooses of his own free will to spurn salvation, of course.)
(No amount of material observation or science could refute this claim, because souls are not material.)
Time went on, the USA forsook Jesus, and instead believed in MATERIAL salvation. The faith became the Just World Hypothesis, USA Edition: Everyone has a chance to succeed, if you fail it’s your own fault.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The just-world hypothesis is the assumption that a person’s actions are inherently inclined to bring morally fair and fitting consequences to that person, to the end of all noble actions being eventually rewarded and all evil actions eventually punished. In other words, the just-world hypothesis is the tendency to attribute consequences to—or expect consequences as the result of—a universal force that restores moral balance. This belief generally implies the existence of cosmic justice, destiny, divine providence, desert, stability, or order.
This faith is still alive in 2017, as shown by the following:
The refusal to accept pain, to learn from it, and to triumph in the face of the fear that tells us to turn back in from adversity, is what stops us from achieving our maximum potential.
The problem with Mr. Sinek’s advice above is that he refuses to acknowledge that, at some level, Millennials are ENTIRELY to blame for their own predicament after all of the other factors are accounted for. And that is what makes his conclusion so wrong and foolish.
Companies cannot save Millennials. They won’t have the first clue as to how even to start.
To any young Millennial, especially a young Millennial man, reading this, here is your first, last, and most important lesson in life: once you reach the age of majority, everything bad that happens in your life is, at some level, YOUR FAULT.
Only you can fix what is wrong with you. Only you can pick yourself back up after life has beaten you down. Only you can change yourself, push yourself to become stronger and better and more resilient against pain and suffering.
It is a terribly hard journey, make no mistake. But it’s worth the pain.
So if you go through pain, and you DON’T become stronger, IT’S YOUR FAULT for refusing to learn from the pain! In this narrative, the Just World Hypothesis is TRUTH.
This is just rehashed Christianity. If Jesus doesn’t save your soul, it’s because you have free will and you CHOSE to defy Jesus. If you go to Hell you are the only one to blame!
Here is an alternate theory: sometimes pain does make people stronger, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you can do everything right and STILL get no reward. In this narrative, the Just World Hypothesis is a fallacy.
Bill Nye’s collaborator, Rachel Bloom, has been involved in extensive propaganda videos.
Some would claim that she is trying to erode the taboo of the teacher-student relationship.
I don’t think a USA court would look at her propaganda as incitement to child abuse. But possibly a civilized court would.
Study Finds the Birth Control Pill Has a Pretty Terrible Impact on Women’s Wellbeing
So, how’s that male pill coming along?
A new study has reinforced what many women have been saying for years – the oral contraceptive pill is associated with reduced quality of life and wellbeing in healthy women.
The double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial found that healthy women reported reduced quality of life, mood, and physical wellbeing after taking a common birth control pill containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel for three months.
The findings reinforce earlier research and anecdotal claims that women are struggling with the side effects of the contraceptive pill.
But there was no significant evidence that the contraceptive increased depressive symptoms in the latest study… so, there’s that.
Surprisingly, this is one of the most rigorous studies to date to look into the impact of the pill on women’s quality of life.
“Despite the fact that an estimated 100 million women around the world use contraceptive pills we know surprisingly little today about the pill’s effect on women’s health,” said lead researcher Angelica Lindén Hirschberg from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
“The scientific base is very limited as regards the contraceptive pill’s effect on quality of life and depression and there is a great need for randomised studies where it is compared with placebos.”
To fix that, her team took 340 healthy women aged between 18 and 35 and gave them either placebo pills, or contraceptive pills containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel over a three-month period.
Ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel-containing pills are among the most common form of combined oral contraceptive pills around the world because they’re the least associated with a risk of blood clots, and they include brand names such as Levlen, Microgynon, Portia, and Alesse.
The study was double blind, which meant that neither the researchers giving out the pills or the women taking them knew whether they were getting a placebo or not.
At the start of the study, the women had their general health measured, including weight, height, and blood pressure.
They then went through the same tests at the end of the three months so the researchers could compare the results.
The women who were given contraceptive pills reported that their quality of life was significantly lower at the end of the study than those who were given placebos.
This was true for general quality of life and also specific aspects of wellbeing, such as self control and energy levels.
No significant increase in depressive symptoms was observed.
While it’s an interesting first step towards better measuring the pills’ side effects, the researchers caution that the changes were relatively small so we can’t read too much into them just yet. And we can only apply these findings to ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel-containg pills.
Also, the study only looked at women over three months – it will require longer monitoring to get a more accurate idea of how the contraceptive pill affects women.
“This might in some cases be a contributing cause of low compliance and irregular use of contraceptive pills,” said one of the researchers, Niklas Zethraeus.
“This possible degradation of quality of life should be paid attention to and taken into account in conjunction with prescribing of contraceptive pills and when choosing a method of contraception.”
With recent research also providing insight into why periods can be so damn painful and heavy, it seems scientists are finally starting to take women’s reproductive health and contraceptive side effects seriously.
More research is needed before we can identify more accurately how the pill impacts women, but these early results are reassuring for many women who’ve struggled with side effects while on the pill.
The research has been published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
Here is a girl with a pretty face.
Now that you have some idea of what a girl looks like, let’s think about video games.
Here are a bunch of video game images trying to look like a real girl.
Just to remind you, here is the real girl again:
So … games that try to be about pretty girls seem to have some serious video issues.
The latest Mass Effect game has enough money to hire a supermodel. But it doesn’t have enough money to hire a 3D expert to model her face.
This is a problem of style over substance.