dvdp:

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dvdp:

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timneenan:

carolineeand:

This video of Master Splinter singing an empowerment ballad “live” innercut with him in the real world skipping stones is the most Tumblr thing I’ve ever seen yet somehow never seen it on Tumblr.

My mother fully snapped and screamed at the television screen “This song is fucking idiotic!”

I will never forget this moment.

why da fuck dis sensei rat have a british accent?

jackieclarke:

maniccanuck:

Jerry Orbach would leave home early in the morning to shoot movies and TV shows. Every day before he left he would write out a love poem for his wife, Elaine, who would read it with her coffee. She saved them all, and after Jerry died in 2004 she published the best of them in a book called Remember How I Love You: Love Letters From An Extraordinary Marriage. 

as if i couldn’t love Jerry Orbach/Lenny Briscoe any more than i already do

Whoever got Jerry Orbach’s eyes is a lucky SOB.

sad day.

sad day.

i like dis. #heartshapedbox

People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic.”

Dylan Moran, What it is (via jaythemaniac)

Take heed in the company you keep …

(via bic-goodlife)

What a Wonderful World

broadcity:

Don’t say we never got you anything for the holidays. Check out the first episode of Broad City on the link above on comedycentral.com!

Love ya :-)

cool/sick/dope/hot

yes.

yes.

rodblackhurst:

Anthem Blue Cross of California Is Breaking The Law
I know a lot about the Affordable Care Act.  I’m a 33 year old with a life long heart condition (that I was born with).  I’ve been purchasing insurance since I was 26 and no longer eligible for Cobra coverage.  I was placed into a high risk ‘pool’ by Anthem Blue Cross of California in 2007 and I’ve been paying exorbitant premiums ever since.  
I know the ACA inside and out.  I’ve been asking a lot of questions of both Anthem and Kaiser lately in an effort to decide with whom I will do business starting January 1, 2014.
Two week ago an Anthem Blue Cross advisor instructed me to download several packets of information for their particular plans.  These packets, available on their website, contain 9 pages of details regarding the benefits and breakdowns of the specific plans they’re offering beginning January 1, 2014.
On page 8 these packets apply the plan’s benefits and uses to hypothetical hospitalizations and services.  
On page 9 however, they go on to explain that these examples, and any examples about how your plan might pay for treatments, services, hospitalizations, etc - is PREDICATED UPON WHETHER OR NOT ANTHEM DETERMINES THE CONDITION FOR WHICH YOU’RE BEING TREATED, IS DETERMINED BY ANTHEM TO BE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION.  
This is illegal.  They aren’t allowed to determine whether or not you had a pregnancy or diabetes prior to January 1, 2014, and therefore decide that this medical problem and its corresponding treatments, services, hospitalizations, etc is pre-existing.  
When I spoke just now with another representative from Anthem Blue Cross of California I was told that these are ‘internal documents that should have never been available for me’.  The representative refused to comment further.  
I’ve since been unable to find anyone at Anthem who will speak to the fact that this language is in their health insurance plans.  The ACA wipes everyone’s slates clean. We no longer have any pre-existing conditions.  So why is Anthem ‘internally’ showing that they plan to still enforce illegal assessments and practices?
I want to know.  I want to be able to share this story with as many people as possible.  Perhaps if someone covers this in the media, Anthem will be forced to address/respond to this activity.

rodblackhurst:

Anthem Blue Cross of California Is Breaking The Law

I know a lot about the Affordable Care Act.  I’m a 33 year old with a life long heart condition (that I was born with).  I’ve been purchasing insurance since I was 26 and no longer eligible for Cobra coverage.  I was placed into a high risk ‘pool’ by Anthem Blue Cross of California in 2007 and I’ve been paying exorbitant premiums ever since.  

I know the ACA inside and out.  I’ve been asking a lot of questions of both Anthem and Kaiser lately in an effort to decide with whom I will do business starting January 1, 2014.

Two week ago an Anthem Blue Cross advisor instructed me to download several packets of information for their particular plans.  These packets, available on their website, contain 9 pages of details regarding the benefits and breakdowns of the specific plans they’re offering beginning January 1, 2014.

On page 8 these packets apply the plan’s benefits and uses to hypothetical hospitalizations and services.  

On page 9 however, they go on to explain that these examples, and any examples about how your plan might pay for treatments, services, hospitalizations, etc - is PREDICATED UPON WHETHER OR NOT ANTHEM DETERMINES THE CONDITION FOR WHICH YOU’RE BEING TREATED, IS DETERMINED BY ANTHEM TO BE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION.  

This is illegal.  They aren’t allowed to determine whether or not you had a pregnancy or diabetes prior to January 1, 2014, and therefore decide that this medical problem and its corresponding treatments, services, hospitalizations, etc is pre-existing.  

When I spoke just now with another representative from Anthem Blue Cross of California I was told that these are ‘internal documents that should have never been available for me’.  The representative refused to comment further.  

I’ve since been unable to find anyone at Anthem who will speak to the fact that this language is in their health insurance plans.  The ACA wipes everyone’s slates clean. We no longer have any pre-existing conditions.  So why is Anthem ‘internally’ showing that they plan to still enforce illegal assessments and practices?

I want to know.  I want to be able to share this story with as many people as possible.  Perhaps if someone covers this in the media, Anthem will be forced to address/respond to this activity.

astronomy-to-zoology:

Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis)

Also known as the big sluice crab or the Shanghai hairy crab, the Chinese mitten crab is a species of varunid crab that is native to the coastal estuaries of eastern Asia, ranging from Korea to the Fujian province of China. It has also been introduced to Europe and North America and is considered and invasive species.Like other crabs E. sinensis feeds on a wide variety of things ranging from plants, various invertebrates, fish and detritus. 

E. sinensis spends most of its life in fresh water, but return to tidal estuaries to mate. After mating they will return to brackish water to hatch their eggs. After development the juvenile crabs will move upstream, completing the life cycle.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Varunidae-Eriocheir-E. sinensis

Images: Natural History Museum and Blickwinkel/Alamy 

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