Prisons do no disappear social problems, they disappear human beings....– Angela Davis (via enn-elle)
A ban on niqabs in France or mini-skirts in Uganda, or warped legislation on...– Sara Yasin, Palestinian-American blogger, on the distracting clash that is the hijab debate in the NYTimes (via pakizah)
Gentlemen, I’ve only been here five months, but this is the most astounding and...– Senator Angus King (I-ME) at a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing on May 16, 2013, quoted in “‘Astoundingly Disturbing’: Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe” (May 17, 2013), Democracy Now! (via thepeoplesrecord)
socialistexan: I’m not overly enthused to defend Obama, but Inhofe seriously thinks Benghazi is a more serious scandal than Iran-Contra?! Are you fucking joking? I don’t think you quite realize what the hell Iran-Contra was dude. Hell, Obama has plenty of other things you can go after that are WAY more serious than fucking Benghazi, like his kill list and all the fucking children being blown...
5,000-year-old ‘transgender’ skeleton discovered →
neutrois: transsuccess: While this may not be one of our traditional success stories, this is quite possibly further evidence that we have always been here and that in and of itself is a success for our community. transawareness: Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skeleton which they believe may be the remains of a transgender person. Men’s bodies from that age and culture...
Five major scandals the media isn't obsessing...
think-progress: Are these things more important than edits to talking points? Judge for yourself. 1. Carbon pollution reaches historic highs, threatening human existence 2. The devastating impact of sequestration on kids, cancer patients and first responders. 3. Massive cuts to food stamps for the most vulnerable. 4. 1,100 workers die in a Bangladesh factory collapse, and American retailers...
jupitereyed: kkatkkrap: justdrinktea: so in Japanese, we sang Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. here’s a general gist of the translation: Rudolph had a shiny nose no one liked him he cried every night then one Christmas it was dark Santa decided Rudolph’s nose was convenient (literally it says convenient) Rudolph was useful. I SHIT YOU NOT. That’s basically the song without all of the...
There’s no time for romance, we have shit to Avenge.– Scarlett Johansson, on the lack of romantic subplot in The Avengers. (via imwalkerbait)
STFU, Conservatives: 6 Tips on How to Avoid Being... →
youngist: By Jade(d) So you’ve just graduated from college and you want to change the world. Good for you. The non-profit sector seems like a natural place for a justice-minded person such as yourself, and nonprofits are almost always hiring because the turnover rate is so high….
A single company owns the exclusive patent on the... →
In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intention exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.
Firaxis Complete Pack [Online Game Code] →
Civilization V: Gold Edition Civilization IV: Complete Edition XCOM: Enemy Unknown ALL FOR JUST $20 It says Windows but I tried Civ V through Steam on my Macbook and it works great.
Half the jobs in the nation pay less than $34,000 a year, according to the...– Factoid ‘o the day (via azspot)
New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto... →
stfuconservatives: A new app allows you to scan a product in the supermarket aisle and learn who exactly is behind that box of cereal. More impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott groups of companies who may have lobbied against a cause you believe in. I couldn’t scream SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY fast enough at this. And it’s free! Due to all the traffic, the app is down...
Charges dropped against Florida teen over amateur... →
stfuconservatives: stfusexists: The 16-year-old high school student who was arrested after causing a small explosion on school grounds will not be charged with a crime. GOOD. Good job making the right decision, Florida Powers That Be. That’s 1. YESSSSS oh my god some actual good news this week
Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting... →
historyintheworks: A telling excerpt: “Unforunately, though, I’ve learned to redefine what constitutes an American tragedy. American tragedies occur where middle America frequents every day: airplanes, business offices, marathons. Where there persists a tangible fear that this could happen to any of us. And rightfully so. Deaths and mayhem anywhere are tragic. That should always be the case....