1. queertodaygonetomorrow:

    atane:

    wristxrocket:

    dear-drifter:

    lilightfoot:

    Remember.

    his life was totally in danger.

    ^^^^

    True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

    (Source: kropotkindersurprise, via gimppy)

     
  2. mousesmiter:

    ethiopienne:

    on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

    HOLY FUCK. You are the rightest right that ever righted.

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  3. kia-kaha-winchesters:

    shogunofyellow:

    nature is rad

    These are the most stunning nature photos I have ever seen

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  4. darklittlefaun:

    methbusters:

    moresongsaboutbuildings:

    theneolistickid:

    Bats illuminated by lightning

    THIS IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE.

    Goth

    This is actually really cool

    (via sleepscape)

     
  5. vegan-veins:

    Diet for a new world, May all be fed by John Robbins

    (via sagefishery)

     
  6. Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

    (Source: sandandglass, via kateordie)

     

  7. jakke:

    Sweden’s government is pushing a new measure to tackle racism issues in the country — it plans to completely remove the word “race” from all legislative documents.

    Shortly after Sweden was recognized as having the worst record in the European Union for employing foreign non-EU citizens, the country’s Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag announced plans to investigate the process of eliminating the word from all of its legislation. According to Swedish media outlet The Local, Ullenhag explained that laws should not be used to promote the idea of race, which he explains is not a biological factor, but instead a social construct.

    "We know that there aren’t really different human races. We also know that the fundamental grounds of racism are based on the belief that there are different races, and that belonging to a race makes people behave in a certain way, and that some races are superior to others," he said in an interview with Sveriges Television after announcing the plans.

    Ullenhag told The Local he has “wanted to remove the concept of race for a long time.”

    Hey so this is a pretty ingenious strategy for dealing with institutionalized racism, right? After all, the Swedish government has no interest in social constructs, which is why it has never passed legislation on social constructs like, I don’t know, money or ethics or languages or education or defense. If the government hadn’t mentioned racism, no one would even know it existed, because it’s just a social construct.

    But seriously this is actually a pretty excellent illustration of the homogeneity that underpins the Scandinavian welfare-state model. The population was mostly ethnically homogeneous way later into the twentieth century than many other rich countries. This meant that people were willing to see their tax dollars go towards a generous social safety net as long it helped other people like them. (Anyone who wasn’t part of the homogeneous baseline nationality - Roma, Jews, Saami - was generally either forcibly assimilated or their lives were made difficult enough that they’d leave the country.) But now that Sweden is part of the Schengen area and is facing immigration from outside Europe (especially North Africa and parts of Western Asia) the model is breaking down as the white voting majority is less willing to tolerate state intervention if it would help people they don’t identify with.

    Anyway, best wishes to the Swedish government in convincing everyone that racism isn’t real because race doesn’t actually exist.

     
  8. sasstrid-and-dorkcup:

    this entire episode is a treasure.

    (Source: stripedsweater, via gimppy)

     

  9. jean-luc-gohard:

    castiels-weenie:

    jean-luc-gohard:

    What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid.

    HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN. HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE. SELF DEFESE.

    None of this is true. This is how good the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign has been. Not one sentence here is accurate. Let’s break this down:

    1. "HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL." Michael Brown’s autopsy showed no sign of struggle.The picture of the CT scan that’s being passed around to show that Wilson had an orbital blowout fracture is actually from 2008 from the University of Iowa, and a right-wing pundit photoshopped out the date and hospital info.
    2. "MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN." Officer Wilson’s story is that the first shot that went off was an accidental discharge while they were fighting over the gun. However. there was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, meaning that he was absolutely not holding the gun when it went off and furthermore that he was not even that close. He was fired on from a distance.
    3. "HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE." This is actually a compound lie, which is kind of impressive. His friend, Dorian Johnson, did not say that. His lawyer said they were together in the convenience store, the police said there was a robbery, and the media put those two statements next to each other to imply a statement was made that never was. Johnson isn’t being charged with anything because the Ferguson PD “determined he committed no crime." The Ferguson PD also admitted Officer Wilson didn’t know about the scuffle at the convenience store before he stopped Brown and Johnson. You may be wondering why I say scuffle instead of robbery. That’s because there wasn’t one: the owners of the store didn’t call the police and video shows Brown paying for the cigarillos! The clerk confronted Brown about reaching across the counter instead of waiting for him to hand over the cigarillos, he put his hand on Brown, and Brown pushed him. Yes, he pushed him too hard, but the clerk apparently didn’t care enough to call the police. The police were called by another customer in the store, who apparently didn’t know what was actually happening.
    4. "SELF DEFENSE." The autopsy shows that he was shot on the inside of his arm, meaning his hands were up, and the top of his head, meaning that, since Brown was 6’4”, either he was on his knees or the officer was 8’ tall. The officer was not 8’ tall.

    The evidence clearly shows that Officer Wilson, who had no idea of the not-actually-a-robbery, executed the unarmed Mike Brown while he was on his knees with his hands in the air. Just like all of the eyewitnesses said (except for “Josie,” who turned out not to be real).

    But the Ferguson PD’s already tainted public opinion. They’ve spread so many lies so effectively that no amount of evidence will bring justice. Your ignorance here is proof of just how effective it’s been.

    (via iguanamouth)

     
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  11. avianrecon:

    Kestrel family in England. 

    Source.

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    Tagged #birb
     
  12. ninjasexfarty:

    Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

    (via kateordie)

     
  13. toastyhat:

    howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

    evora-eriu-mclaggen:

    x There. I was too weak to color it. Guess I just wanted to share it too much…

    DAAAAAAMMMMMMMNNN!

    this is mindblowing oh my goodness

    (via iguanamouth)

     
  14. roachpatrol:

    sisterofthewolves:

    Red wolves (canis rufus)

    source

    what dignified beasts

    (via koryos)

     
  15. pizzaforpresident:

    it’s the little things

    (via stupidfuckingquestions)