1. 21:23 20th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from jhenne-bean

    stormingtheivory:

daggerpen:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

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 wow, this is fantastic!

Meanwhile America can’t even admit that the global climate disaster is a thing… Yet we’re still arrogant enough to think we can boss an entire continent around. Ridiculous.

    stormingtheivory:

    daggerpen:

    jumpingjacktrash:

    becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

    ultrafacts:

    Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

    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 wow, this is fantastic!

    Meanwhile America can’t even admit that the global climate disaster is a thing… Yet we’re still arrogant enough to think we can boss an entire continent around. Ridiculous.

     
  2. 21:21

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    Reblogged from darcy--reid

    screaming-towards-apotheosis:

    sebadasstian-stan:

    agentsofthenterprise:

    so how about a movie starring Chris Evans, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pratt directed by Christopher Nolan naturally titled The Crisis 

    THE CHRISIS

    Coming out this Christmas

     
  3. 20:13

    Notes: 13

    Reblogged from gamingfeminism

    image: Download

    hardcoregamermagazine:

Hyrule Warriors Exists to Celebrate the Zelda Universe
Interviews with Team Ninja lead developer Yosuke Mayashi and modern Zelda visionary Eiji Aonuma show they have a deep mutual reverence for each other’s work. Mayashi was fascinated by Zelda’s expansive lore, while Aonuma thought the sprawling battlefields of the Warriors series would make a great space for a Zelda story. Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have displayed great enthusiasm for the project, and a level of collaborative synergy that shows this is anything but a mindless cash-in. While it’s clear that it won’t be like any Zelda that’s come before, people are beginning to realize that might not be a bad thing.
Read more!
http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/08/13/hyrule-warriors-exists-to-celebrate-the-zelda-universe/97894/

    hardcoregamermagazine:

    Hyrule Warriors Exists to Celebrate the Zelda Universe

    Interviews with Team Ninja lead developer Yosuke Mayashi and modern Zelda visionary Eiji Aonuma show they have a deep mutual reverence for each other’s work. Mayashi was fascinated by Zelda’s expansive lore, while Aonuma thought the sprawling battlefields of the Warriors series would make a great space for a Zelda story. Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have displayed great enthusiasm for the project, and a level of collaborative synergy that shows this is anything but a mindless cash-in. While it’s clear that it won’t be like any Zelda that’s come before, people are beginning to realize that might not be a bad thing.

    Read more!

    http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/08/13/hyrule-warriors-exists-to-celebrate-the-zelda-universe/97894/

     
  4. iluvsamcedes:

    thatsomethingsomething:

    Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly.

    Every damn frame is dripping with truth.

     
  5. 18:07

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    Reblogged from womanistgamergirl

    Anonymous said: Do you remember that slam poetry video made by teens in Chicago about the gun violence against black youth there? (Lost Count: A Love Story.) "Will they ever call your death beautiful, your life a sacrifice? How many deaths will it take before this is considered genocide?" Never more relevant.

    womanistgamergirl:

    If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here.

     
  6. Research and representation

    We as a family participate in a science day at one of the top English Universities. It’s essentially a way for PhD students to gain safe access to child/family subjects. They make studies into games for kids (and each ‘game’ they do allows the kids to a token to do fun stuff like face painting). It’s a yearly event and we’ve gone for a few years now. We just got back from this year’s event today. 

    This year, I noticed a few things: One, most of the PhD students look very similar to the point I was worried that I had/was going to mix up who had previously talked to me. I would say over 3/4ths of the PhD students were slim, white, young women (with quite similar styles and many had matching haircuts). One could almost feel the gatekeeping in who should be a PhD student studying kids and who shouldn’t

    Two, quite a few of the studies made uncomfortable assumptions. For example, there was a study on how children view body size, this involved several things, but one part was circling who looked healthy and who she wanted to look like when she grew up - and who she thought the best looking cartoon guy was. Those same pictures had been given to me in a side parent study - who did I look like, who did I want to look like, and which of these pictures of guys (as I had to select female as there were only binary options) did I think was the most attractive (there was no option to select none). Quite heteronormative and for my child kinda creepy as this was to a barely 5 year old child (I get they were trying to see her opinion on guys, but it could have been phrased less creepy). Also in the parent side of the study which was a computer survey, we were asked our opinions on our bodies - but nothing ever came up about disabilities, it was all about fat vs thin. There were quite a few questions where I honestly answered about frustrations with my body and couldn’t help wonder how that would be represented in research when it didn’t take into account that my frustration is due to chronic pain and disabilities, not anything to do with how my body looks. The multiple choice format left a lot of information out. 

    Just brain dumping this as it’s rolling around my head. 

     
  7. 17:43

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    Reblogged from darcy--reid

    marfmellow:

    fakespacegirl:

    Hate doesn’t breed hate. Hate inspires anger in victims of hatred and that anger is called hatred to delegitimize it and villainize people. If you wanna help people who are victims then first you gotta stop acting like they’re just as bad their oppressors and abusers.

    BUP BUP BUP

     
  8. 17:43

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    Reblogged from darcy--reid

    kingcheddarxvii:

    rhetthammersmith:

    Dog cloud over Manhattan . August 17, 2014

    rare glimpse of Dog Heaven spotted. not a cloud just the souls of very many good dogs

     
  9. 17:35

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    Reblogged from miniprof

    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.

     
  10. 15:45

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    Reblogged from buckybarnesbootyprotectionsquad

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  11. 15:06

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    Reblogged from oseagallo

    Tags: racismxenophobiasocialization

    If you ask a Mexican child in the first grade ‘why the hell are you eating a taco’ he’s going to go home and ask for a peanut butter sandwich.
    — My professor on losing your identity as a kid (via lasfloresdemayo)

    Malaquias Montoya told us a story about this happening to him when he was younger.

    (via mexicanthighs)

    They called me Taco Bell on the first day of first grade. After that I asked my Grandma to give me a sandwich from then on.

    (via norcalchicana)
     
  12. essayofthoughts:

    indigoumbrella:

    essayofthoughts:

    indigoumbrella:

    huffpostarts:

    In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

    Is that… is that even healthy?

    There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

    I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

    nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

    In which case

    GLOWY

    FORESTS

    GLOWY

    TREES

    GLOWY

    EVERYTHING

    (I like glowy things)

     
  13. 14:55

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    Reblogged from corpralkjack12

    Tags: need to rememberpolitics

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  14. 14:45

    Notes: 2097

    Reblogged from darcy--reid

    Tags: oppressionsubjugation

    yunglapras:

    people who benefit from your subjugation literally do not care about how nice and calm you are when you’re telling them things they don’t want to hear

    "be nicer, be calmer" is a way of telling you they aren’t listening. it’s easier to ignore you when you’re quiet.

     
  15. 14:44

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    Reblogged from puttheskippyonit

    Tags: policepolice brutalityracismmedia

    ethiopienne:

    yo i swear to god people act like the only option a police officer ever has when it comes to black people “aggressing” them (which is also both debatable and super racialized anyway) is to go for the most lethal shot possible. do people forget that a whole host of other options—tasers, non-lethal shots, etc—all exist? and that you don’t *have* to shoot someone repeatedly in the head unless you want to fucking kill them?