8:05 am - Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

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6:02 pm - Wed, Aug 20, 2014
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likeafieldmouse:

Jonathan May - La Vie, L’Amour, La Mort (2012)

Artist’s statement:

"Mauritania is considered to be one of the least visited places in the world. The country’s only real exposure to photography is through journalism, and unfortunately after many Al-Qaeda kidnappings of tourists the media has ruined any potential travelers’ plans by painting it as an extremely dangerous place to visit. This in turn makes photography in the country extremely difficult. Journalists spreading fear have ruined the tourism industry, and many people’s livelihoods.

Chinguetti, established in the 13th century as a trans-Saharan trade route is considered to be the 7th holiest city of Islam. Sunni pilgrims en route to Mecca gathered here annually to trade, gossip, and say their prayers in the mosque built from stone. Desert caravans were the source of Chinguetti’s economic prosperity, with as many as 30,000 camels gathering there at the same time. The animals, which took refreshment at the oasis retreat, carried wool, barley, dates and millet to the south and returned with ivory, ostrich feathers, gold and slaves.

Today’s Chinguetti is a shadow of the prosperous metropolis it once was, and with the tourism industry basically dead the town and a lot of its workers have fled to larger cities like Nouakchott to survive.

When drinking tea with a nomad in the desert you must drink three glasses: the first glass is for life, the second glass is for love, and the third glass is for death.”

"unfortunately after many Al-Qaeda kidnappings of tourists the media has ruined any potential travelers’ plans by painting it as an extremely dangerous place"

Ummm, that *would* make it a dangerous place.

(via karadin)

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5:51 pm
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liberalsarecool:

John Fugelsang sums up the right wing amorality and detached political standards of conservative media.

liberalsarecool:

John Fugelsang sums up the right wing amorality and detached political standards of conservative media.

(via karadin)

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5:48 pm
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aviculor:

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

In short:

People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.

"Stop teaching science, it offends me" 

(via assbutt-in-the-garrison)

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11:46 am
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dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

(via mostly10)

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11:46 am
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garethdavid-lloyd:

the-goddamazon:

fuckyeahbiguys:

"I’m sick of how bisexuality is erased in LGBT spaces. I get really nervous before any LGBT event, especially Pride. I feel incredibly sad and hopeless when gay and lesbian people call me insulting names. If gay and lesbian people don’t understand me – Continue reading Prejudice at Pride at Empathize This

This just punched me in the heart.

Not GDL related but very important.
Do. Not. Discriminate. against. Anyone.

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10:12 am
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8:01 am
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torchwood-headcanon:

Submitted by janestvalentine

Yeah, that hurts.  Believable too.

torchwood-headcanon:

Submitted by janestvalentine

Yeah, that hurts. Believable too.

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8:00 am
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Random Ianto-related Quote #116

fycariad:

UPCOMING ISSUES: Energy surges in the lower areas of the Hub still unexplained; there have been several more in the past week. Ianto volunteered to investigate, but has not discovered an explanation yet.


— Torchwood Ongoing Archive Notes 1x03 “Ghost Machine” (written by Jack Harkness)

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1:35 pm - Tue, Aug 19, 2014
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codependentsamanddean:

I HAD TO GO OUTSIDE ON THE HALL TO GET WIFI AND WATCH JARED’S CHALLENGE OMG

I AM DYING

JENSEN DID IT JFC THANK YOU JESUS

HE NEEDS TO CHALLENGE JENSEN OMG PLS GOD LET HIM DO IT

Misha did :)

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1:31 pm
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mishas-assbutts:

"This is my ALS ice bucket challenge. Please be forewarned: this video contains nudity & an inflatable horse." [x]

Omg. That is all.

(via deancasotp)

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1:29 pm
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12:29 am
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Revisited the Janto fic “Unfixed Wishes” and couldn’t stop crying. Ugh. So much sadness and so much love.

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11:21 pm - Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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danacarine:

More Ianto & Jack… 👬❤️

Jack and Ianto - so alive until the end.

(via iantosnipple)

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10:56 pm
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the-dog-fandom:

The cop just ripped off the “PRESS” pass the journalist had velcro-ed onto his vest and threw it on the floor
*while* the journalist was livestreaming…

JFC

the-dog-fandom:

The cop just ripped off the “PRESS” pass the journalist had velcro-ed onto his vest and threw it on the floor

*while* the journalist was livestreaming…

JFC

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