lindsaykatai:

I was looking at someone’s reblog of a bunch of cute dog photos and all of a sudden I remembered that when going to Blockbuster to rent a movie with my family as a teenager, I would always try to work my way over to the DVD of this movie Shiloh (which I have never seen) because it has a really cute photo of a beagle on it. And I would stare at the photo for as long as possible, because that dog is super cute. It’s a super cute dog, yo. It was so fucking cute that I was embarrassed by wanting to look at it as much as I wanted to look at it. So I would always, ALWAYS try to make walking over to it seem as casual and unintentional as possible. And while standing in front of it, I would pretend I was looking at other things as well, but really I was 100% there to look at that Shiloh cover with that cute dog. And I would stay there for as long as possible until it seemed like I was pushing it. As though any second a member of my family would notice I had ulterior motives for standing there. Or be like, “Why does Lindsay always want to rent an S movie?” Or a customer would shout out, “Where is the manager of this establishment?! There is a teen staring at this DVD for longer than is socially acceptable!”
I wish I could go back in time and tell teenaged Lindsay that she is worrying about things to an insane degree. And that in like 15 years time, Blockbuster won’t exist and all we’ll do is stare at cute animals on our technological marvels all day long. You weren’t alone, teen Lindsay! Everyone loves photos of cute dogs! It’ll be okay, you sad little weirdo.
And you know what? In looking at this poster now, I’m like, “Eh, I’ve seen cuter.” And that actually makes me kind of sad. It’s like hearing a piece of music that used to make me cry, but now I feel nothing. I take it back, teen Lindsay. It’s not going to be okay You’re going to grow up to be dead inside. Not even a small beagle can make you feel. You’ll need beagle puppies just to feel something. And then who knows how long that will last? Soon you’ll need ten beagle puppies in an Easter basket dressed like bunnies or some shit. Soon not even a beagle fetus will make you feel alive. Welcome to adulthood, asshole. Beagles mean nothing to you now! Go pay bills and cook dinner now, you shell of a person. Teen Lindsay would be ashamed of you. She used to risk her life just to look at this beagle and now you can access all manner of cute animals and you’re not even grateful. They’re just lost on you. You didn’t even remember who you used to be until now. You make me sick.
This post started out fairly normal. I don’t know what just happened.

lindsaykatai:

I was looking at someone’s reblog of a bunch of cute dog photos and all of a sudden I remembered that when going to Blockbuster to rent a movie with my family as a teenager, I would always try to work my way over to the DVD of this movie Shiloh (which I have never seen) because it has a really cute photo of a beagle on it. And I would stare at the photo for as long as possible, because that dog is super cute. It’s a super cute dog, yo. It was so fucking cute that I was embarrassed by wanting to look at it as much as I wanted to look at it. So I would always, ALWAYS try to make walking over to it seem as casual and unintentional as possible. And while standing in front of it, I would pretend I was looking at other things as well, but really I was 100% there to look at that Shiloh cover with that cute dog. And I would stay there for as long as possible until it seemed like I was pushing it. As though any second a member of my family would notice I had ulterior motives for standing there. Or be like, “Why does Lindsay always want to rent an S movie?” Or a customer would shout out, “Where is the manager of this establishment?! There is a teen staring at this DVD for longer than is socially acceptable!”

I wish I could go back in time and tell teenaged Lindsay that she is worrying about things to an insane degree. And that in like 15 years time, Blockbuster won’t exist and all we’ll do is stare at cute animals on our technological marvels all day long. You weren’t alone, teen Lindsay! Everyone loves photos of cute dogs! It’ll be okay, you sad little weirdo.

And you know what? In looking at this poster now, I’m like, “Eh, I’ve seen cuter.” And that actually makes me kind of sad. It’s like hearing a piece of music that used to make me cry, but now I feel nothing. I take it back, teen Lindsay. It’s not going to be okay You’re going to grow up to be dead inside. Not even a small beagle can make you feel. You’ll need beagle puppies just to feel something. And then who knows how long that will last? Soon you’ll need ten beagle puppies in an Easter basket dressed like bunnies or some shit. Soon not even a beagle fetus will make you feel alive. Welcome to adulthood, asshole. Beagles mean nothing to you now! Go pay bills and cook dinner now, you shell of a person. Teen Lindsay would be ashamed of you. She used to risk her life just to look at this beagle and now you can access all manner of cute animals and you’re not even grateful. They’re just lost on you. You didn’t even remember who you used to be until now. You make me sick.

This post started out fairly normal. I don’t know what just happened.

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The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.

They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.

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cutebrows:

harry potter wiki never fails to entertain

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

booksandbeers:

Furries are considered weird deviants still yet mainstream capitalism desperately desires for me to want to fuck a green m&m.

holy fuck

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johnthelutheran:

rhube:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

Fantastic.

The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.

johnthelutheran:

rhube:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

Fantastic.

The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.

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shatteredchrystal:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police escalate the violence. Unrest in Ferguson, Part 2

[part 1]

Fucking hell

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"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."

Scott Woods (X)

he motherfucking dropped the truth.

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THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING

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this is a super important explanation to think about whenever you feel like telling someone that something isn’t racist because you don’t hate x person.

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I probably reblogged in the past, but here it is again in that case.

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"The term “tear gas” is a misnomer. For one thing, “tear gas” seems to imply something innocuous— you would think it’s just a chemical that makes you tear up. In fact, tear gas is a dangerous, potentially lethal chemical agent which is outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use during wartime. As the Omega Research Foundation argues: “Less-lethal weapons are presented as more acceptable alternatives to guns. But these weapons augment rather than replace the more lethal weapons. Euphemistic labels are used to create the impression that these weapons represent soft and gentle forms of control. CS is never referred to by the authorities as vomit gas, in spite of its capacity to cause violent retching.” NGO Physicians for Human Rights believes that “ ‘tear gas’ is a misnomer for a group of poisonous gases which, far from being innocuous, have serious acute and longer-term adverse effects on the health of significant numbers of those exposed.”"

What is tear gas? Facing Tear Gas (via funeral)

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