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22 Sep 06:51

lotrlockedwhovian: systemofadowny: Take no shit If only this...



Take no shit

If only this was a socially acceptable way to deal with assholes in the world today…

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22 Sep 16:40

let-them-eat-vag: ashoutintothevoid: Emma Sulkowicz is on the...



Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

22 Sep 16:51

beatonna: the Guilty One


the Guilty One

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22 Sep 16:52

A Flowchart Showing How Babies Decide Whether an Object Is Food or Not by Doghouse Diaries

by Justin Page

How Babies Make Decisions

Doghouse Diaries (see previously) sheds some light on “How Babies Make Decisions” when it comes to whether an object is food or not with their helpful new flowchart.

image via Doghouse Diaries

22 Sep 17:31

A Beautiful Aerial Dance Performed on the Facade of Oakland City Hall by Dancers in Climbing Gear

by EDW Lynch

Back in August, Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber donned climbing gear and danced on the facade of Oakland’s City Hall in this beautiful aerial dance performance captured with GoPro cameras. Rudolph wore a GoPro camera during the performance, which provided some stunning first person footage and an amusing side benefit — you can hear her talking to herself and her partner as the duo dances high above the ground. The performance was part of the Oakland Art + Soul festival.

22 Sep 05:00

mockingday: Watch Emma’s speech and take action

22 Sep 06:03

I don't know anything about "The Vampire Diaries" but the concept amuses me.


"Dear Diary, today I drank rat blood and Lestat was a prig."


22 Sep 06:05

alxbngala: [x]

22 Sep 05:40

Red-tailed hawk, San Juan Islands, Washington. This is Tobias’s...



Red-tailed hawk, San Juan Islands, Washington.

This is Tobias’s ‘Why would you do this to me?’ face.

“Canstont belef the Becam a brip alltime now adn muts be speak THIS TYPE NOW ever day.”
21 Sep 04:00

Va. college students school homophobic street preacher with song about love

by Staff Reports
How-he-lovesHARRISONBURG, Va. -- When an anti-gay preacher stood outside of a James Madison University library in Harrisonburg, Va., this week, to preach the sinfulness of homosexuality, he was greeted by students sharing a song about love and tolerance. The unidentified preacher was drowned by a chorus of more than 100 student voices singing the song "How He Loves."
22 Sep 05:04

thecutestofthecute: I needed this, Thank you!! ITS HAPPY...


I needed this, Thank you!!


22 Sep 00:53

Princess Godzilla and the Pickle Don’t ask, I have no clue...

Princess Godzilla and the Pickle

Don’t ask, I have no clue either.



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22 Sep 02:07

poppypicklesticks: porcelain-infant: coffee—queen: Holy shit...




Holy shit is this Audrey Hepburn reincarnated

I honestly thought that the second I saw this picture 

22 Sep 02:08


22 Sep 02:13

chrysalisamidst: aeon-fux: the-salt-in-our-carbs: the-fury-of-...






Trailer: Tim Burton’s next movie looks surprisingly … normal. Well, almost.

Follow micdotcom

ok but i didn’t know the true story behind this until just now




sorry i’m just really REALLY fascinated by this story

wait this movie looks amazing tho

a biopic of one of my favorite artists of all time? Sign me up 

Her name is Margaret Keane btw


22 Sep 02:23

labias: PLEASE



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22 Sep 02:50



GPOM... wait, fuck I did cry

22 Sep 05:27

These 75 Iconic Photos Will Define The 21st Century So Far. - Imgur


So be prepared to cry, fyi

The world welcomes in the new millennium. [2000]

Zanjeer the bomb dog is laid to rest with full military honours for saving thousands of lives. [2000]

Steve Jobs introduces the first iPod [2001]

President Bush's reaction to news of a second plane striking the Twin Towers. He was reading to children at a Florida elementary school. [2001]

Firefighters raise the American flag on the ruins on the World Trade Centers [2001]

Archaeologists discover some of the oldest artworks known to man in Dordogne, France - over 12,000 years old. [2001]

A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time after 5 years of Taliban Sharia law. [2001]

People gather water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in the western Indian state of Gujarat. More than 1 billion people still lack access to clean drinking water. [2003]

Ballerinas practice with medical masks during the SARS outbreak. [2003]

New York City is plunged into darkness after a power failure [2003]

A month and a half after the invasion began, U.S. Marine Kirk Dalrymple watches as a statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad. [2003]

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight [2003]

President Bush addresses sailors in the famous "Mission Accomplished" speech, declaring the end of major combat in Iraq. [2003]

The Columbia Space Shuttle breaks apart during re entry [2003]

The first waves of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which killed over 200,000 people, hit the shore.

A Ukrainian woman places carnations into shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev. Ukraine, during the 2004 Orange Revolution. [2004]

Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moscovitz in 2004, after they had just lauched FaceBook.

The Hubble Telescope takes a picture of what the universe looked like 13 billion years ago [2004]

A Russian police officer carries a released baby from the school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan. [2004]

The Christian world mourns the passing of Pope John Paul II [2005]

A heart-wrenching picture of a mother and child at an an emergency feeding centre in in Tahoua, Niger. [2005]

Isabelle Dinoire after receiving the world's first partial face transplant [2005]

Kevin Berthia is talked out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge by police officers. He has since become an advocate for suicide prevention and has started a family. [2005]

Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. who lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq. [2005]

Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans. [2005]

The Cassini spacecraft takes a picture of Saturn from deep space. The tiny speck of light circled in red is Earth. [2006]

The Tribute in Lights shines on the skyline of lower Manhattan in New York. [2006]

Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months. [2007]

Thousands gather to mourn after the Virginia Tech shooting [2007]

An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen in Manaus who have been sent to evict natives. [2008]

Michael Phelps celebrates after winning his 14th gold medal, setting the all-time record for most Olympic gold medals. [2008]

Wall Street on the midst of the Global Financial Crisis [2008]

Barack Obama wins the 2008 election, becoming the first African American President.

Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home after a cyclone stroke Myanmar’s capital of Yangon. [2008]

Four of the last seven Northern White Rhinos in the world are airlifted from a zoo in the Czech Republic to a park in Africa in an attempt to save their entire species. [2009]

US Airways Flight 1549 floats on the Hudson river after crash landing, miraculously, everyone survived [2009]

Vladimir Putin shirtless while vacationing and hunting in Siberia. The now Russian President is a judo black belt. [2009]

A fireman rescues a koala during Australian bushfires. [2009]

Kiki, age 7, is pulled from the ruins left by the Haiti earthquake and into the arms of his mother. [2010]

Elite runner Jaqueline Kiplimo helps a disabled Chinese athlete drink during the 2010 Zheng-Kai marathon. She stayed with him for several miles, costing her the 1st place finish and the $10000 prize. [2010]

Tracy Caldwell looks down on Earth from the International Space Station [2010]

Smoke billows from a controlled burn of spilled oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico coast line. [2010]

Live images of the Chilean miners trapped in a mine for 21 days. [2010]

Phyllis Siegel, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, are finally able to get married in New York. In the past decade, 17 US States, alongside 15 countries have legalized gay marriage. [2011]

A couple kisses on the pavement during the Vancouver Riot [2011]

Christians protect Muslims in prayer at Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution [2011]

Robert Peraza, who lost his son, mourns 10 years after the 9/11 terror attacks [2011]

A dog soaks in an adoring crowd in Mexico by following the Pope [2011]

An Egyptian woman kisses a policeman, who had refused to fire on protestors, during the revolution against the Mubarak Government [2011]

A police officer pepper-sprays Occupy protesters at the University of California [2011]

Barack Obama and Government staff watch as commandos conduct a raid, which ends with the killing of Osama bin Laden [2011]

New York firefighters, many of whom lost friends in the 9/11 attacks, learn of Osama bin Laden's death [2011]

Norwegian citizens hold a flower march after terrorist attacks by Anders Breivik killed 77. [2011]

Capt. Michael Potoczniak marries his partner Todd Saunders, in a ceremony in San Francisco. [2011]

Billy Stinson comforts his daughter on the steps where their cottage once stood before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene [2011]

A 4-month-old baby girl is rescued from the rubble four days after the Japanese tsunami. [2011]

The US rover, Curiosity, takes a selfie on Mars [2012]

Meghan Vogel, a high school runner, helps her exhausted rival cross the finish line. [2012]

The Middle East sees snow for the first time in over 100 years [2012]

Three young women from the New York Fashion Week pose next to a homeless man. [2012]

A mother comforts her daughter after the Sandy Hook shootings [2012]

Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado. [2012]

Pakistani Muslims form a human chain to protect Christians during Mass [2013]

Carlos Arredondo helps Jeff Bauman after the Boston Marathon bombings. The two are now best friends. [2013]

Dzhokar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers behind the Boston Marathon bombing, on the boat where he was eventually caught, with sniper lasers on his forehead. [2013]

The anti-government Syrian town of Kafr Anbel sends a message to Boston after the marathon bombing. [2013]

Boston replied with their own message. [2013]

A child runs to safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. [2013]

San Francisco comes together to help batkid save the city - and to grant the wish of an ill child. [2013]

Pope Francis embraces Vinicio Riva, a man scarred by a genetic disease. This was one of many progressive acts that the new leader of the Church made. [2013]

A woman is peper-sprayed at Turkey's Gezi Park protest. [2013]

The world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela [2013]

Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan [2013]

Kiev's Independence Square before and after the revolution [2014]

Afghan women turn out to vote in the first democratic transfer of power the country has ever seen. [2014]

Markiyan Matsekh plays piano for police during the Ukranian revoloution. [2014]

22 Sep 02:56

Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn't

Thirty years ago, on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza, celebrating his new investment as the finest building in Atlantic City and possibly the nation.

Last week, the Trump Plaza folded and the Trump Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy, leaving some 1,000 employees without jobs.

Trump, meanwhile, was on twitter claiming he had “nothing to do with Atlantic City,” and praising himself for his “great timing” in getting out of the investment.

In America, people with lots of money can easily avoid the consequences of bad bets and big losses by cashing out at the first sign of trouble.

The laws protect them through limited liability and bankruptcy.

But workers who move to a place like Atlantic City for a job, invest in a home there, and build their skills, have no such protection. Jobs vanish, skills are suddenly irrelevant, and home values plummet.

They’re stuck with the mess.

Bankruptcy was designed so people could start over. But these days, the only ones starting over are big corporations, wealthy moguls, and Wall Street.

Corporations are even using bankruptcy to break contracts with their employees. When American Airlines went into bankruptcy three years ago, it voided its labor agreements and froze its employee pension plan.

After it emerged from bankruptcy last year and merged with U.S. Airways, America’s creditors were fully repaid, its shareholders came out richer than they went in, and its CEO got a severance package valued at $19.9 million.

But American’s former employees got shafted.

Wall Street doesn’t worry about failure, either. As you recall, the Street almost went belly up six years ago after risking hundreds of billions of dollars on bad bets.

A generous bailout from the federal government kept the bankers afloat. And since then, most of the denizens of the Street have come out just fine.

Yet more than 4 million American families have so far have lost their homes. They were caught in the downdraft of the Street’s gambling excesses.

They had no idea the housing bubble would burst, and didn’t read the fine print in the mortgages the bankers sold them.

But they weren’t allowed to declare bankruptcy and try to keep their homes. 

When some members of Congress tried to amend the law to allow homeowners to use bankruptcy, the financial industry blocked the bill.

There’s no starting over for millions of people laden with student debt, either.

Student loan debt has more than doubled since 2006, from $509 billion to $1.3 trillion. It now accounts for 40 percent of all personal debt – more than credit card debts and auto loans.

But the bankruptcy law doesn’t cover student debts. The student loan industry made sure of that.

If former students can’t meet their payments, lenders can garnish their paychecks. (Some borrowers, still behind by the time they retire, have even found chunks taken out of their Social Security checks.)

The only way borrowers can reduce their student debt burdens is to prove in a separate lawsuit that repayment would impose an “undue hardship” on them and their dependents.

This is a stricter standard than bankruptcy courts apply to gamblers trying to reduce their gambling debts.

You might say those who can’t repay their student debts shouldn’t have borrowed in the first place. But they had no way of knowing just how bad the jobs market would become. Some didn’t know the diplomas they received from for-profit colleges weren’t worth the paper they were written on.

A better alternative would be to allow former students to use bankruptcy where the terms of the loans are clearly unreasonable (including double-digit interest rates, for example), or the loans were made to attend schools whose graduates have very low rates of employment after graduation.

Economies are risky. Some industries rise and others implode, like housing. Some places get richer, and others drop, like Atlantic City. Some people get new jobs that pay better, many lose their jobs or their wages.

The basic question is who should bear these risks. As long as the laws shield large investors while putting the risks on ordinary people, investors will continue to make big bets that deliver jackpots when they win but create losses for everyone else.

Average working people need more fresh starts. Big corporations, banks, and Donald Trump need fewer. 

22 Sep 02:40

well, fuck you too!

22 Sep 02:41

Purple-rumped Sunbird


last pose ><

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22 Sep 02:39

Blindfolded Art

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