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28 Jun 01:24

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This isn’t the first time Wood has spoken out, recently he explained how Baltimore police started the Freddie Gray riots. 

In the words of my girl Nina: this man is not a hero. He sat by for years while this went on. However now we have official confirmation of everything we knew to be true, and the backlash he is receiving is further proof.

Shit I seen for myself

this man is not a hero. He sat by for years while this went on. 
this man is not a hero. He sat by for years while this went on. 
this man is not a hero. He sat by for years while this went on.
this man is not a hero. He sat by for years while this went on.

I was just wondering that myself. If he’s seeing this shit go on, why the fuck didn’t he do something?

28 Jun 01:45

"Marriage licenses came about in the late 19th century to prevent mixed-race marriages. That should..."

Marriage licenses came about in the late 19th century to prevent mixed-race marriages. That should be appalling to anyone, and is in my opinion the strongest argument to privatize marriage.

The American colonies officially required marriages to be registered, but until the mid-19th century, state supreme courts routinely ruled that public cohabitation was sufficient evidence of a valid marriage. By the later part of that century, however, the United States began to nullify common-law marriages and exert more control over who was allowed to marry.

By the 1920s, 38 states prohibited whites from marrying blacks, “mulattos,” Japanese, Chinese, Indians, “Mongolians,” “Malays” or Filipinos.

At the heart of it all, predictably, is the urge to control the lives of others. White people might marry black people! Horror of horrors. Therefore, the state must get involved. No doubt these arguments in favor of more government meddling were made with an overlying patina of “freedom.” Just as the modern anti-immigration crowd today argues that we must destroy freedom in order to save it, the old racist proponents of government marriage likely argued that we must abolish freedom in marriage or the “Negro agitatuhs” and their dusky-skinned allies will destroy freedom. Conservative “logic” at its best.

- Ryan McMaken The Racist Origins of Government Marriage in America
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29 Jun 17:34


29 Jun 18:08

tjsbin: daiquest: Brazil, June 26th 2015 - Public debate...



Brazil, June 26th 2015 - Public debate between one of the country’s most homophobic pastors / ministers (left) and the president of the LGBT Brazilian Association (right). This picture says a lot.

This is a work of art.

29 Jun 06:35

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29 Jun 16:30


29 Jun 15:32

Should You Put a Baby Bird Back in the Nest? Depends If It’s Cute

by Erika Engelhaupt

The first days of summer are here: long lazy days, the smell of cut grass… and baby birds falling out of trees.

Every year, I see a new flock of people rescuing fallen birds, and then arguing on Twitter about whether it’s OK to put them back in the nest.

Trying to save this baby bird and I placed it in a Saint Laurent box. Got the best SNAPCHAT message about it all…

— downtowns sweetheart (@vashtie) June 21, 2015

@vashtie Soooo, you know you weren’t supposed to mess with it right?? The mother won’t take it back 😐 Unless, you’re keeping for a pet 😕 — Suga (@supreme_suga) June 21, 2015

Others say the bit about mothers rejecting the babies is a myth; just put the bird back. And some people simply can’t bear to leave a struggling baby, and fill Facebook and Twitter with photos of their rescues.

Right now, many baby birds are taking their first flights from the nest—in bird-nerd speak, they’re fledging. A lot of small birds have fledged or are fledging now, but more (including those farther north) will leave the nest throughout the summer. I was in Mississippi in late May, and it seemed like it was raining dead baby birds there. One fell onto my car, and another mysteriously turned up on the porch steps. It was too late for those birds, but what do you do when faced with a little peeper like this?

I just spent 20mins tryna get a baby bird back to his mom, then I found his sister on the road!! I hope they survive😭

— ¥ (@YasmineChanel) June 23, 2015

First, you should ask yourself how cute the bird is.

Okay, that sounds cruel and judgmental. But it’s basically true. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology gives excellent advice: The first thing you need to know is whether the baby is a nestling or a fledgling. Most of the birds people find are fledglings. Fledglings have feathers, can hop, and are “generally adorable and fluffy, with a tiny stub of a tail.”

“When fledglings leave their nest they rarely return, so even if you see the nest it’s not a good idea to put the bird back in—it will hop right back out. Usually there is no reason to intervene at all beyond putting the bird on a nearby perch out of harm’s way and keeping pets indoors.”

And if you’ve got an ugly little unfeathered friend?

“If the baby bird is sparsely feathered and not capable of hopping, walking, flitting, or gripping tightly to your finger, it’s a nestling.

If you can find the nest (it may be well hidden), put the bird back as quickly as possible. Don’t worry—parent birds do not recognize their young by smell. They will not abandon a baby if it has been touched by humans.”

So leave the cute ones alone, and put the little ratty-looking ones back in the nest.

And if you don’t stumble across any fledglings this year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a website where you can watch live video of baby birds on Birds Cams.

There are plenty of adorable Bird Cam moments, like this fledgling hawk returning to the nest and checking out the camera.

But it wasn’t all pretty. “This has been probably our toughest year on record,” says Charles Eldermire, who runs the Bird Cams program. The ospreys were hit by dime-sized hail a week before their eggs were to hatch, cracking all the eggs. A baby owl died, and the parents fed it to its siblings. Eldermire even had to put up warnings that viewers had to click on before watching particularly bad things happening.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

“We started this project in part to help people learn about what happens in nature,” Eldermire says. “We’re aware that many have never had an unfiltered view of what happens in nature.”

But the Bird Cam folks make a point of not interfering. “We can learn by letting it play out. Any intervention could have a negative impact; if we feed that baby owlet to save it, maybe it’s sick, or maybe the environment won’t support another barn owl.”

I love what Eldermire said next. Think about this as you watch the ospreys in the video above hunker over their eggs in a hailstorm: “The struggles that we go through as people in our own lives aren’t all that different from the animals on the screen.”

“The truth is we can’t control everything in our lives. One thing we can all learn from watching wild things and how they survive is that sense of resilience that is really at the core of any wild thing.”

25 Jun 13:52

Judge blasts government for seizing $167,000 from man in Nevada who was driving too slow

by David Edwards
Cary Renquist

Unpossible! Somebody got civil forfeiture$$ back!

A federal judge accused the U.S. government of a “lack of candor” and ordered it to return $167,000 that was seized from a man who was stopped for a minor traffic violation. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a Nevada state trooper stopped Straughn Gorman’s motor home on In...
25 Jun 00:06

“When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks....

“When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that.

- John Waters on the sorry style of today’s rebels  (emphasis mine)

24 Jun 11:57


23 Jun 22:57


23 Jun 13:31

Photos of Last Night’s Northern Lights in Duluth

by Paul Lundgren
Cary Renquist

I don't think that I ever recall seeing the aurora in June!

By Brian Barber

By Brian Barber

It’s fairly rare that the aurora borealis is this visible in Duluth. Solar eruptions triggered a severe geomagnetic storm over the weekend, causing brilliant colors last night that kept photographers and sky gazers up into the morning. Gathered here are a few images from the PDD Facebook page and other social media.

By John Orrison

By John Orrison

By Becky Haapala

By Becky Haapala

By Jake Webster

By Jake Webster

By Jamie Merideth

By Jamie Merideth

By Kip Praslowicz

By Kip Praslowicz

The post Photos of Last Night’s Northern Lights in Duluth appeared first on Perfect Duluth Day.

22 Jun 03:37

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I seriously wanna do a study on privilege and risk-taking behaviour because I have a theory that people with more privilege are less likely to think about consequences than are oppressed people, who are constantly bombarded by consequences, deserved or not.

Actually reblogging for that deep comment right there^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

^^^ same.

^^ makes you think..

this is absolutely true. thrill-seeking behavior that can actually kill you is proof-positive that your life is so safe that you actually go looking for deadly situations. why do you think mostly white people do shit like free climbing, base jumping, camping in remote areas without fucking telling anyone where they are going, climbing fucking Everest, whatever the hell its called when you jump out of a helicopter and ski down some crazy ass mountain, starting fist fights with cops… EDIT: THIS QUOTE

“When you do not have any actual problems, you must create them. And a trend amongst white people as a whole is to create problems for themselves by engaging in risk taking behavior.

Whether it is poor, rural high school kids intentionally going drunk driving, middle class white kids inventing new ways to damage each other’s testicles, or rich white kids throwing Project X-style parties and spending their parents’ money on idiocy, white people absolutely love danger.

When someone dies in a tragic, freak accident and you find yourself wondering how that person became involved in the situation, it was most likely a white person. No one truly understand why white people enjoy risking their lives, but it seems to be a combination of a lack of problems, ownership of the entire world, and the resulting overwhelming boredom.”

Is this why literally all shows and movies about white people are about white people ruining their own lives


^^^^^^^LMFAO accurate

22 Jun 19:03

Wake up screaming

23 Jun 04:03

feeling down? you need this baby animal blog in your life!

23 Jun 01:17

Really important you guys!!!!

Really important you guys!!!!

22 Jun 03:11


22 Jun 00:31

whitesparrowbindery: I needed to clear some moss from the...


I needed to clear some moss from the backyard since its engulfing the patio and stone steps. It seemed sad to just throw it away, so I thought I’d try making a terrarium. I love the way it turned out!

21 Jun 08:04

Jean-Paul Sartre

21 Jun 16:14

Minnesota has a Confederate flag on display!

by PZ Myers

It’s an outrage! It’s also got the only good excuse for displaying one. Here it is:


It’s a trophy. Minnesotans captured it in battle at Gettysburg. A few years ago, Virginians had the gall to ask for it back.

“The third day of Gettysburg, the 47 Minnesotans that survived the day before, rejoined the battle and that was the day that they captured the flag of the regiment of Virginia… which resides in the Minnesota Historical Society to this day,” Dayton said. “The governor of Virginia earlier this year requested that the flag be loaned, quote, unquote, to Virginia to commemorate — it doesn’t quite strike me as something they would want to commemorate, but we declined that invitation.”

“It was taken in a battle at the cost of the blood of all these Minnesotans,” Dayton continued. “And I think it would be a sacrilege to return it to them. It was something that was earned through the incredible courage and valor men who gave their lives and risked their lived to obtain it. And as far as I’m concerned, it’s a closed subject.”

Exactly right. It’s the loser’s flag; why you’d want to celebrate it is a mystery. But we’re happy to rub it in your nose, if you’d like.

21 Jun 17:06

Is the men's side for super relaxed peeing or explosive diarrhea?

21 Jun 17:33

delemons: nyehs: delemons: please don’t touch my thigh my dick will rise like apollo 13 but...




please don’t touch my thigh my dick will rise like apollo 13

but apollo 13 exploded

that’s the goal

21 Jun 20:15

St. Paul gets all up in Duluth’s craft-beer capital-proclaiming face

by Paul Lundgren

Better beer is in Duluth

A new billboard has popped up on Grand Avenue in West Duluth with fighting words issued from St. Paul. Duluth, many will recall, claimed the title of “Craft Beer Capital of Minnesota” back in February 2013.

According to an article by Duluth Mayor Don Ness in The Growler magazine, it’s official.

Don Ness prolaims the truth

The post St. Paul gets all up in Duluth’s craft-beer capital-proclaiming face appeared first on Perfect Duluth Day.

21 Jun 21:56

This morning over breakfast S. asked me why I looked so...

This morning over breakfast S. asked me why I looked so glum.

“Because,” I said, “everything that exists is born for no reason, carries on living through weakness, and dies by accident.”

“Jesus,” S. said. “Aren’t you ever off the clock?”

Le blog de Jean-Paul Sartre

21 Jun 08:54

The problem with holding a grudge

by Seth Godin that your hands are then too full to hold onto anything else.

It might be the competition or a technology or the lousy things that someone did a decade ago. None of it is going to get better as a result of revisiting the grudge.

21 Jun 03:43

chrvu: Trevor Noah on The Daily Show


Trevor Noah on The Daily Show

21 Jun 01:29

magictransistor: Theodor de Bry. The True Picture of a Woman...


Theodor de Bry. The True Picture of a Woman Picte. 1588.  

A Pict woman, a member of an ancient Celtic people from Scotland, stands with a long spear held upright in her left hand, and two long spears held horizontally in her right hand. She wears only a large ring around her waist, from which a curved sword hangs behind her, and a smaller ring around her neck. Much of her body is painted or tattooed. 

“The women of the Picts above said were no worse for the wars than the men. And were painted after the manner following, having their heads bare, did let their hair flying about their shoulders, were painted with griffon heads, the low parts and thighs with lion faces, or some other beast as it comes best into their fancy. Their breast hath a manner of a half moon, with a great star, and four lesser in both the sides, their paps (nipples) painted in manner of beams of the Sun, and among all this a great lightning star upon their breasts. The saids of some points or beams, and the whole belly as a Sun, the arms, thighs, and legs well-painted, of diverse figures: They did also carry about their necks an iron ring, as the men did, and such a girdle with the great sword hanging, having a pick or a lance in one hand, and two darts in the other.”

20 Jun 18:48

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Yoga Studio Invites Shelter Cats To Do Yoga And Helps Them Find Homes

littlebooklings ok but look at this

this is the cutest thing on the planet

if this is what heaven looks like then I’ll start being good

This is first of all, a fucking amazing way to get shelter cats socialized and give them some walking space so they’re not cramped and sad, and second of all, super amazing and cute. MORE PLACES NEED TO DO THIS

20 Jun 22:47


19 Jun 21:53

(.gif) A girl standing on two strollers does the splits when they separate

Cary Renquist

Must be Jean Claude Van Damme's kid.