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methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

6 days ago on August 15th, 2014 | 126,782 notes

disabilityinkidlit:

In response to this Tumblr ask from rampyourvoice to gradientlair

Ten YA novels featuring disabled women of color as protagonists:

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Dangerous by Shannon Hale
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Shattering by Karen Healey
Pinned by Sharon G. Flake
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

So far, we’ve only reviewed Dangerous at Disability in Kidlit; we’re unfortunately unable to vouch for the others. Hopefully this list will still prove useful to some, though—and if you’ve read any of these, please pitch in with your thoughts!

6 days ago on August 15th, 2014 | 2,441 notes

expressions-of-nature:

Claws of the Dragon / Senja, Norway by: Andrew
6 days ago on August 15th, 2014 | 3,941 notes
livelaughloveatrandom:

troubledworlddistortedmind:

kendoll83:

The media is one powerful force.

stay woke

My mama was literally saying this like not too long ago.

livelaughloveatrandom:

troubledworlddistortedmind:

kendoll83:

The media is one powerful force.

stay woke

My mama was literally saying this like not too long ago.

6 days ago on August 15th, 2014 | 48,063 notes

dynastylnoire:

GO IN

(Source: securelyinsecure)

6 days ago on August 15th, 2014 | 20,425 notes
“Slavery was not only an economic and industrial system,” one scholar noted, “but more than that, it was a gigantic police system.” Over time the South had developed an elaborate system of slave control. The basic instrument of control was the slave patrol, armed groups of white men who made regular rounds. The patrols made sure that blacks were not wandering where they did not belong, gathering in groups, or engaging in other suspicious activity. Equally important, however, was the demonstration of constant vigilance and armed force. The basic strategy was to ensure and impress upon the slaves that whites were armed, watchful, and ready to respond to insurrectionist activity at all times.
- Carl Bogus, The Hidden History of the Second Amendment (via publius-esquire)
6 days ago on August 15th, 2014 | 90 notes

girl-fashion-13:

DO NOT PASS THIS POST

REBLOG, SHARE, SPREAD THE WORLD.

DO NOT STAY SILENT

I KNOW THIS IS A FASHION BLOG AND NOT A NEWS BLOG,… BUT I REFUSE TO SIT HERE AND BE IGNORANT WHEN I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP

(Source: girl-fashion-13.com)

6 days ago on August 15th, 2014 | 57,868 notes
sockonthedick:

psychedelicatessenn:

stunningpicture:

I don’t know shit about photography, but the person who took this shot must be given the highest award of them all.

this is breathtaking

This is now one of my top three favorite photos of all time. 

sockonthedick:

psychedelicatessenn:

stunningpicture:

I don’t know shit about photography, but the person who took this shot must be given the highest award of them all.

this is breathtaking

This is now one of my top three favorite photos of all time. 

6 days ago on August 14th, 2014 | 156,238 notes
janemba:

I LIVE FOR CLUELESS MOTHERS

janemba:

I LIVE FOR CLUELESS MOTHERS

(Source: v-i-q-q-e-n)

6 days ago on August 14th, 2014 | 307,841 notes
richxsoul:

Most accurate tweet ever

richxsoul:

Most accurate tweet ever

(Source: trappunzelll)

6 days ago on August 14th, 2014 | 101,653 notes
We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.
- John Lennon (via minuty)

(Source: pizzes)

6 days ago on August 14th, 2014 | 7,338 notes

starhlord:

Some tweets about #NMOS14 and people all over standing in solidarity with #Ferguson

(Source: timelored)

6 days ago on August 14th, 2014 | 50,405 notes
psychoticrambling:

Land of those who fight to be free
and the home of the brave

psychoticrambling:

Land of those who fight to be free

and the home of the brave

6 days ago on August 14th, 2014 | 76,776 notes
america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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6 days ago on August 14th, 2014 | 33,138 notes
plays

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Music Artists (And Songs On Our iPods)

Mary Lambert’s “Secrets”

……

I can’t think straight, I’m so gay

Sometimes I cry a whole day
I care a lot, use an analog clock
And never know when to stop
And I’m passive, aggressive
I’m scared of the dark and the dentist
I love my butt and won’t shut up
And I never really grew up

[Pre-Chorus]

They tell us from the time we’re young
To hide the things that we don’t like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I’m not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I’m over it

[Chorus:]
I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So what
So what
So what
So what
I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So what

1 week ago on August 14th, 2014 | 355 notes