upgraders: It’s weird that pirates would go from shore to shore looking for buried treasure when the real treasure was in the friendships they were making
pbump: Of the 2,600-plus students at the 13 schools DC is closing this year, two are white. Two people. .08 percent.
Governments are too focused on democracy and rule of law. On Google Island,...– Welcome to Google Island (via ayjay)
Cons vs Liberals
Conservative: I hate welfare moochers!
Liberal: Do you know corporations are making record profits?
Con: Good! Nothing wrong with money!
Liberal: And despite these profits, workers aren’t seeing shit. In turn, the taxpayer subsidizes the worker. Otherwise people will starve and die.
Con: Lazy workers!
Liberal: No, you fucking myopic idiot. You’re paying more in taxes because places like Wal-Mart refuse to paying a living wage, even though they very well could. The taxpayer is the moral agent here; the corporation is the moocher that is taking advantage of our desire to not see people suffer and die. That is, they know we’ll prevent suffering, so they line the pockets of a few at the expense of many without fear that this system will ever change.
A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat...– Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg (via thisisendless) FUCK (via femmeboyant) I’m just frozen. Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made. (via queereyes-queerminds)
Marvel's Phase 3: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Iron Man 4,'... →
Squashed: Three Stories about Government Overreach →
squashed: First, Benghazi. As the story goes, the Obama administration tried to pass off a terrorist attack as an anti-American protest in order to secure reelection and/or coddle our enemies and/or persecute Christians. And it turns out that there’s no actual evidence for that story. So the real story is…
HBO Picks Up Mike Judge's Silicon Valley Comedy To... →
Mr. Obama also expresses exasperation. In private, he has talked longingly of...– NYTimes.com.
White House releases over 100 pages of emails...
reuters: White House Benghazi Emails
thebluthcompany: First trailer for Arrested Development - Season 4! Oh my god. !!!!!!!!!
I don’t expect gay people to prove to me, a straight person, that there’s...– WORD (via notevenbovvered) oh hell yeah. (via randomberlinchick) Amen! (via soulquarius) This. I owe no one an explanation of my oppression, nor do I have the responsibility to educate you. You feel me? (via ladyatheist)
Here are the facts that no one disputes: in a country where NATO and the United...– Benghazi: the worst of both Republicans and Democrats (via azspot)
Mistrust and suspicion of police and government are common, many residents say. “If the community had more communication with the police, we would have found them sooner,” said Juan Garcia, who lives down the block from DeJesus’s parents. “We are afraid of the police. They frighten us.” Washington Post
no-ideas-but-in-things: ihaveabsolutelynoidea: Time uses a picture of a young woman taking a selfie to demonstrate how fucked up our generation is Why not use a picture of a 50 year old white male banker masturbating with mortgage papers into the mouth of a senator I’d point out that those are different generations, but the latter pretty clearly means we’re fucked Beautiful imagery in any...
She had fallen asleep with her head thrown back, her hair dishevelled. And...– Marcel Proust, The Prisoner, translated by Carol Clark, p. 333. (via odettecarotte) You can tell Proust is having a rough day when he can’t even tell what something’s a metaphor for.
ihaveabsolutelynoidea: Time uses a picture of a young woman taking a selfie to demonstrate how fucked up our generation is Why not use a picture of a 50 year old white male banker masturbating with mortgage papers into the mouth of a senator
His heroic actions cannot be overstated. When faced with a presumed incidence of...– Reactions to Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey show America’s race problems The neighbour who saved the kidnapped Ohio girls has been celebrated and laughed at for his speech and mannerisms (via guardian)
pbump: The Onion AV Club goes long on Frank “Grimey” Grimes.
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.– A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner (via dearscience)
Now I’m not saying you have to like ABC, CBS, MSNBC or CNN—I really don’t care...– Allen Clifton in Why Fox News if Total Garbage (via reallyfoxnews)
Saying that “we are not barbarians, we bury the dead,” the police chief of...– Police Chief: ‘We Are Not Barbarians;’ Bury Bombing Suspect : The Two-Way Related story: In Boston, A Rare Rejection Of The Dead (via npr)