This is why I have this. Even if they can get the lock opened they can’t push the door open. Got it at Lowes for $20.
reblog for that last bit to save a life
If you’re like me and have a large gap under your front door (someone could take a stick and just poke the leaning stick style door jam out), I recommend the Addalock. It’s small, perfect for traveling, and this lock is CRAZY. It’s so simple but the door does not move.
You can’t see it from the other side, either. It also cost about $20, and I can’t recommend it enough. Easy to travel with, too! Great for Air BnBs!
That’s why I have these on my doors. They get drilled into the side and once its flipped over the door nothing is getting it open. Not the door being unlocked nothing, I’ve unlocked the door and pulled and pushed as hard as I could and it didn’t budge. When I go on a trip this is what I use and when I’m home I leave it on too. No one is getting in here.
Okay I know that it is necessary for many but what do you do if you need medical attention and you’re not able to open the door from the inside? Can the fire department get through these at least?
Yes. The fire department can and will break down your door if necessary, it’s one of the reasons they have axes; it’s entirely possible for door frames to melt/expand/seize or otherwise become unopenable during a house fire but the door itself can be hacked down. Or the window. In rare cases, the wall. Firefighters don’t fuck around with collateral damage when lives are at stake.
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When was it confirmed canon that Anne likes Marcy? Did the creators say something?
Knowing that Anne canonically likes Marcy makes this so much funnier. They’re literally on a roadtrip to retrieve Anne’s future girlfriend and Hop Pop has the audacity to ask about a boyfriend. Anne was probably fighting back the urge to look him dead in the eyes and say “I am a raging homosexual, what do you think?!”
Hop Pop: relationships are like seeds. You have to plant them!
Marcy, a couple episodes later: ANNE LOOK AT ALL THESE SEEDS I GOT
Anne: *panic blush*
I’m really tired of seeing people broken up into labels of absolutes.
People are not just “good” or “bad”.
People are not a list of labels.
People are complex, situations are complex.
I know, that makes it a lot harder when you want to just write off everything someone’s ever done as bad – but that’s not how people actually are, and it would do everyone good to stop pretending they are.
I am tired of hearing about the fear people have in putting themselves out there. And it is a scary thing! Putting yourself out there means subjecting yourself to people who want a really good reason to tear you down, who will jump at the first chance to feel “good” by labeling someone else as “bad”.
I reject this. I reject the idea that there should be fear in speaking up and talking about experiences and trying to reach an understanding of a situation.
I’m unhappy to see people spitefully urging others to cut off ties with their friends under the guise of “well, that person’s just inherently bad, so if you talk to them you’re bad too.” That is fucked up. You definitely have the right to let the friend know you don’t want to hear about whoever troubles you, but you do not at all have the right to decide who their friends should be. This includes guilt trips.
Anyway, just try to be more aware of others. Everyone else is a person like you. They might not have the same experiences as you. They might not understand how their words are harmful, or how what they’re doing is wrong. They certainly won’t if you never tell them.
Most people are trying to be good, but they’re going to mess it up sometimes. Try to keep that in mind. Even when people do really fucked up shit, sometimes they are trying to do good. “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” and all that.
Nothing gets solved, no growth happens when you put people into a box from which you’ll never let them escape.
Yes, you absolutely must be careful about people who have tendencies and patterns that are harmful to you. Sometimes people try to overcome those patterns and they fail, and you have to distance yourself from them: that is the sad reality of life. Sometimes though, they can overcome it. But they certainly won’t if the first thing you do is write them off after a fuck up.
Be sincere. Use your best judgment.
This is interesting timing for something to show up on my dash, because I just found out about this article earlier. It weighs the pros and cons of the two main options of what to do about a friend with views and beliefs even you find distasteful.
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Uh... Ever heard of Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, *ALMOST* every single thing the Buddhast’s ever fought for, etc, etc, etc ad infinitum. It’s almost the only thing that does succeed and breed lasting success. The only way to create lasting success is to gain the moral high ground and never faltering, never falling to their level of oppression and violence. Otherwise history just views you as violent thugs and your message gets lost in your actions. The only time violent revolution works is on the level of countries where you get to spin the story as the noble revolutionaries like America (not to say it’s inaccurate, it’s just not the whole truth).
The winner gets to write the history so the only way to make lasting change is to be so much better than those using violence against you that it can never be spun to make you look like you were ever as bad as them. When fighting for any idea the strength and moral superiority of the idea alone isn't enough, the vehicle with which it is delivered is important too. You act like a thug then you drown out the idea, if you rise above your opponent and never falter then your idea can work through its own merits. You give the moderates a reason to hate you and they will never listen to you.
Policing your own tone and actions is unfair when the other side has all the power and doesn't have too of course, but it is important if you want the average Joe to get behind your idea. So many social justice activists have a major branding problem nowadays because they have turned their ideas into toxic, hate filled, angry stereotypes and people no longer want to be associated with them even if they believe in them. It’s unfair that oppressed people should have to be better than everyone else but that’s just the way activism works and ideas take hold. Inspiration always works better than intimidation.