1. micdotcom:

    5 disturbing facts about police militarization in America

    Those cops in riot armor beating and tear-gassing protesters in Ferguson didn’t drop out of thin air. As American police continue to receive billions in military-grade equipment free or subsidized by the Pentagon and Homeland Security, they’ve predictably started to act more like a military force in hostile territory than the public’s protectors.

    Facts from ACLU report show just how big the problem has become Follow micdotcom

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  2. tastefullyoffensive:

    "I took my cat on his first walk yesterday." -GarbageCanHands

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  3. scottishshortbread:

    kmykmykmy:

    Gryffindor: I’m a fucking hero.
    Slytherin: I’m fucking badass.
    Ravenclaw: I’m smart as fuck.
    Hufflepuff: My dorm is near the kitchen.

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  4. socialjusticekoolaid:

    What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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  5. acidrainin:

    fuzzykitty01:

    agrabahprincess:

    "Made ya look!"

    I have never hit ‘reblog’ so fast in my life.

    Got me everytime!

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  6. tielan:

    cumberpetersleston:

    harto-helbig:

    netzmare:

    scaenica:

    [x]

    I FUCKING LOVE THIS.

    bUT NOTES

    thejokertho

    I kind of told my sixth grade teacher this in front of the class when she said “Ladies don’t do that.”

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  7. "I think the question of what makes a ‘strong female character’ often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot."
    - 15-year-old Tavi Gevinson, A Teen Just Trying To Figure It Out (March 2012)

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  8. ibadbitch:

    adolf-clitlor:

    drakeamez:

    awesomenerdyfangirl:

    anonymous-dudette:

    I’m glad that Ferguson is getting attention, seriously I am, but I haven’t seen ONE post about what is happening over seas. Not even one post about the pictures above. Children are being beheaded and dragged into the streets where they are then shot because their families are Christian. Women are being raped and murdered. Men are being murdered. PEOPLE are dying. It’s a Christian Holocaust. And I haven’t seen anything on Tumblr.

    Why aren’t any of you furious about this?! Where’s the “social justice?” ISIS is murdering people who don’t convert to Islam (yes, I know they’re extremists and not all Muslims are like that. Save yourself the rant) but I really want to know why this hasn’t been given the attention it deserves.

    Seriously, guys. This is really scary, and we need to raise attention for these people. They so desperately need our prayers and support.

    This happening to christian KURDS and yezidis

    There has also been over 100 girls under the age of 15 that have been raped by ISIS soldiers and have been forced into committing suicide. The Kurdish Christians and Yezedis that are on the run are begging for a quick death. The ISIS leader has threatened to ‘drown our enemies in their own blood’ which includes non-muslim Kurds, Americans and other countries that have offered to help stop this genocide. What the Kurds are going through is completely tragic, and they’ve already been through so much. So many Kurdish peshmerga have been slaughtered, this is going to turn out to be a total massacre….

    My people :(

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  9. tank-grrl:

    hello-missmayhem:

    cptprocrastination:

    doomhamster:

    belcanta:

    nikkidubs:

    attentiondeficitaptitude:

    belcanta:

    Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

    Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

    The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

    But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

    "BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

    "But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

    "But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

    I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

    The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

    And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

    Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

    And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

    Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

    And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

    The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

    TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

    reblogging for more top commentary

    They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

    But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

    Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

    The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

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  11. lindseystirling-stomp:

    OMG! Master Of Tides 
    Lindsey Stirling 

     
     
  12. jessiwhat:

    princessbrat7:

    megaparsecs:

    i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

    lol @ the police not doing their actual job so the community is having to police themselves. lol @ tomorrow the media is going to paint this whole situation not as “ferguson PD still cant do shit” but “those niggas in ferguson are wild”

    Wow guys, its almost like we dont need cops

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  13. deaneggsandsam:

    when u sneeze in front of your pet and they look like you’ve just offended their great ancestors

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  14. pussyp0ptart:

    This is important ya’ll need to reblog it

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  15. "

    Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

    When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

    The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

    But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

    "
    — 

    Tom Clempsom (via mollyfamous)

    FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.

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    THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ

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