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24 Aug 01:39

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Minnesota’s first hijab wearing police woman


It’s not clear in the above article, but she was sworn in on April 30, 2015. Here’s an article from last fall about when she was working as a community liasion officer (before being sworn in).

Many St Paul police officers support her wearing hijab even as some people protest that it is a violation of uniform code:

St. Paul Police Assistant Chief Todd Axtell said all rules, even uniform codes, were made to be changed. “In the early 1970s, you had to be at least 5-foot-8 to become a St. Paul police officer,” Axtell said, who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall. “If that rule hadn’t been changed, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Her hijab has been specially designed to come off if someone tries to use it in a fight to choke her.

👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit

24 Aug 00:13


23 Aug 15:02


Cary Renquist

You have to crack a few eggs to make a comfy seat?

23 Aug 15:47

awesome-picz:  Eyes As A Canvas Casual daytime looks


 Eyes As A Canvas

Casual daytime looks

23 Aug 16:42


23 Aug 21:19

A Tasting Menu of Female Representation:



The Bechdel:

two or more women talking to each other about something other than a man

The Mako Mori:

at least one female character with her own narrative arc that is not about supporting a man’s story

The Sexy Lamp:

a female character that cannot be removed from the plot and replaced with a sexy lamp without destroying the story.

Chef’s Specials:

The Anti-Freeze:

no woman assaulted, injured or killed to further the story of another character.

The “Strength is Relative”:

complex women defined by solid characterization rather than a handful of underdeveloped masculine-coded stereotypes.


23 Aug 22:08

bisexualpiratequeen: I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles. 1- I am glorious above all things...


I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

23 Aug 04:25

Brilliant Ways To Subtly Mess With People

19 Aug 18:24

Canadian Photographer Captures Polar Bears Playing In Flower...

Canadian Photographer Captures Polar Bears Playing In Flower Fields

19 Aug 07:51

blackkginger: saronkonjt-1love: WHY MEN DIE FASTER THAN...




This gave me so much anxiety

19 Aug 15:25

I Created A Mirrored Ziggurat To Connect The Earth And Sky In...

18 Aug 19:21


Cary Renquist

Raise your ass in the air like ya just don't care

18 Aug 18:55

geekandmisandry: vangoghcean: muerteconleche: wikeni: The...





The other day at work when the tint poured into the paint can, it made this incredible work of art. I wish I could have kept it this way, but alas, the customer still needed their paint. :)

I thought this was a painting of like the desert

i thought this was a rly funky view out a train window at first what the heCk it’s beautiful

I thought it was a egg.

18 Aug 20:15

RIP, Blingee

Cary Renquist

Blingee is dead, long live Blingee.


According to a message posted on their front page, is going to be permanently “turned off” on August 25. This is sad news. A while back, Doug (aka Internet History) and I began collecting death Blingees––sparkling tributes to dead pets, relatives, celebs, etc––and then we started posting our collection at RIP Blingee


There are a LOT of sad memorial Blingees: people in caskets, beloved pet birds, garbage-covered gravesites, old family photos, lifeless fetuses in little animated Santa hats. There are stupid, funny ones, too–the Oxy Clean guy, the Twin Towers, this thing:


Anyway, Blingee is going away forever. If you feel like mourning with us, you can pay your respects at RIP Blingee. We’re going to post as many as we can before they’re gone for good.


Show her that you love her while you Blingee
~Blingee, 2006-2015~

16 Aug 20:01

One of the most fascinating relationships between animals is...

One of the most fascinating relationships between animals is the one that seems to exist between wolves and ravens.  The raven, scavenger of food of all types, will often follow wolf packs in hopes of morsels of food.  And wolves have learned to watch for circling ravens as a sign of of possible food below.  But there seems to be more than just a symbiosis based on food between the two species; many observations have been made that can only be described as a friendship between the big predator and the wily bird.

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16 Aug 19:53

earthgirlmd: bvttonsmasher: Oh my god this is so fucking...



Oh my god this is so fucking tight!

I didn’t know what this was about, so here’s an excerpt from an article on HuffPo:

“The area known as Oak Flat is part of Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, and the Apache have used it for generations in young women’s coming-of-age ceremonies. In 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower removed it from consideration for mining activities in recognition of its natural and cultural value. But in December 2014, during the final days of the previous Congress, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) added a rider to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act that opened the land to mining conglomerates Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.”

Guys… It’s the 21st century and we’re still fucking doing this. We’re still robbing native peoples of their lands. Call your senators and representatives.

Article is here:

16 Aug 19:00


06 Aug 17:17


Cary Renquist

Just adopted an orange and white kitten a little smaller than this one today... (don't get him until tomorrow since we couldn't take him back to work)

14 Aug 04:36

usa: *steals half of Mexico*

usa: *steals half of Mexico*
usa: *cuts Panama in half and then retains the rights to the Canal for about 100 years*
usa: *sets up Banana Republics in Central American*
usa: *orchestrates coup d'etats everytime they don't like an elected leader in Central American countries*
usa: *continues to fuel civil war in Nicaragua by giving money and training to the Contras*
usa: *is an ally of dictator Manuel Noriega and even has him working with the CIA*
usa: *is the main consumer of the drugs that cause drug cartels and drug related violence to exist"
usa: *supports autoritarian regimes in Guatemala (Ríos Montt) and El Salvador (José Napoleón Duarte)*
usa: *fuels gun violence in Central America in order to have a market to sell more (smuggled) guns to*
usa: *forces neoliberal policies like CAFTA that harm local Central American industries and brands that are not able to compete with their American counterparts*
usa: *uses Manifest Destiny and the Monroe Doctrine to justify their fucked up foreign policy*
12 Aug 21:24

orockthro: villainsexuale: dsudis: killerville: businesshag: I know everyone is focused on...






I know everyone is focused on loudmouthed offensive Donald Trump but Scott Walker thinks abortion should be illegal even in cases when pregnancy is the result of rape or when childbirth would literally kill the mother and uhhhhh he is one of the top 3 frontrunners like………… That’s terrifying

that’s literally why trump is there, to say the most outlandish shit out of all the outlandish shit every other repub is saying, so that someone less loudmouthed but just as evil and insidious can end up on the ticket and in office, because At Least He’s Not Donald Trump.


Co-signed by another Wisconsinite

DOUBLE CO-SIGNED. I’m actually somewhat convinced he’s a lizard devil from an alternate dimension.

10 Aug 16:43

chefpyro: conspicuouslad: ultrafacts: For 37 years it’s been...




For 37 years it’s been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin’s building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”

“There’s not a real purpose for having this here except madness, which I tend to be pretty good at,” Gubin said

Above that the roof, he was having lunch one day in 1978 with a woman who worked as his assistant. Taking note of all the low-flying planes, she said it would be nice to make a sign welcoming everyone to Milwaukee. “You know what would even be better?” Gubin said.

The next thing you know, he’s out there on the black roof with a roller and white paint creating the sign that would bring more notoriety than anything else in his long career. A story about his confusing message ran in thousands of newspapers and magazines, on national TV news, “The Tonight Show,” Paul Harvey, all over.

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My hero

11 Aug 18:17

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Yo, wtf is this shit?! This man is trying to make a difference but y'all won’t let him, let this man do his thing cause he’s proven that he’s here for us that he wants change, if anything y'all need to interrupt Trump, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz hell even Hillary Clinton. Wtf is this going to solve by interrupting someone who constantly shows his support for us?

Edit: this is not an attack on The Black Lives Matter Movement, I still support the movement but this act was unnecessary. The only positive thing that came from this is that it showed us that white liberals aren’t as progressive as they think.

No but see here’s the thing.

BLM has been asking Sanders for a plan. Sanders has, frankly, responded poorly. He has insisted that racial inequality comes from economic inequality and that if he solves one it will solve the other.

Yes. This happened. As though there is no racism. As though there is only classism.

BLM (rightfully) didn’t accept that, and stepped their game up. Twice they have interrupted his rallies because, frankly, his plans as they stood were not going to help black people.

Lo and behold - Bernie wised up. He called an attorney and member of BLM and (importantly) black woman, Symone Sanders (no relation). And he said, “What am I doing wrong?”

In a long meeting, she told him. And at the end of that meeting, he hired her as his new press secretary. Now he has released an ACTUAL PLAN for criminal justice reform. Now he has pledged ACTUAL SUPPORT to BLM.

Saying you want to help is not the same as helping. Black people were not obligated to give Bernie a pass just because he said his plan would help them, when he would not even listen to them or accept their criticism of his platform.

Now he is listening. Now he has to follow through. And we should not be critical of the protesters who got through to him, when no one else could, and made him see the error of his ways.


This was a texbook case of stakeholder management, where the stakeholders did everything right. There are three ways to influence a decision maker, based on stakeholder theory

  • power: refers to the extent to which the stakeholder can assert their will over the organisation (Maignan, Ferrell and Ferrell, 2005)
  • legitimacy: which is the appropriateness of the stakeholder’s actions towards the firm
  • urgency: is the degree to which the actions of the stakeholders require an immediate response, or where the response is time sensitive in nature

In marketing theory, a stakeholder who exercises all three is know as the Definitive Stakeholder: someone with a legitimate claim, which is urgent, and which can be enforced due to the stakeholders level of power over the organisation

BLM demonstrably have a legitimate claim, they have an urgency to their claim, and through the demonstrations, they moved from the dependent ( types of stakeholders who have legitimate and urgent needs, but no power to influence the organisation. This group often require the guardianship of the stakeholders who exercise legitimate power over the organisation) to the definitive.

They did it exactly, textbook level, right in getting a legitimate and urgent claim moved from a “If someone important says it we’ll think about it” to “We are important, we’re saying it”.


Maignan, Isabelle, O. C. Ferrell, and Linda Ferrell. “A stakeholder model for implementing social responsibility in marketing.” European Journal of Marketing39.9/10 (2005): 956-977.

Mitchell, R.K., Agle, B.R. and Wood, D.J. (1997) “Toward a theory of stakeholder identification and salience: Defining the principle of who and what really counts” The Academy of Management Review; Oct. 22, (4) 853-886 .

Dann, S., & Dann, S. J. (2007). Competitive marketing strategy. Pearson Education Australia.

11 Aug 18:31

evilblogger: i want bernie sanders to become president because when they debrief him about the...


i want bernie sanders to become president because when they debrief him about the aliens i think he will tell all of us and thats what we truly need

11 Aug 19:20

The best notes written in manuscripts by medieval monks


Colophon: a statement at the end of a book containing the scribe or owner’s name, date of completion, or bitching about how hard it is to write a book in the dark ages

  • Oh, my hand
  • The parchment is very hairy
  • Thank God it will soon be dark
  • St. Patrick of Armagh, deliver me from writing
  • Now I’ve written the whole thing; for Christ’s sake give me a drink
  • Oh d fuckin abbot
  • Massive hangover
  • Whoever translated these Gospels did a very poor job
  • Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night
  • If someone else would like such a handsome book, come and look me up in Paris, across from the Notre Dame cathedral
  • I shall remember, O Christ, that I am writing of Thee, because I am wrecked today
  • Do not reproach me concerning the letters, the ink is bad and the parchment scanty and the day is dark
  • 11 golden letters, 8 shilling each; 700 letters with double shafts, 7 shilling for each hundred; and 35 quires of text, each 16 leaves, at 3 shilling each. For such an amount I won’t write again
  • Here ends the second part of the title work of Brother Thomas Aquinas of the Dominican Order; very long, very verbose; and very tedious for the scribe; thank God, thank God, and again thank God
  • If anyone take away this book, let him die the death, let him be fried in a pan; let the falling sickness and fever seize him; let him be broken on the wheel, and hanged. Amen
09 Aug 08:18

blackgirlsinlove: “When I walk into a church, I only see...


When I walk into a church, I only see paintings of white angels. Why?“ - Eartha Kitt 


09 Aug 15:15

A mathematician may have uncovered widespread election fraud, and Kansas is trying to silence her


Kansas loves them some voter fraud hysteria. From going to the Supreme Court to try and make doubly-sure that non-citizens can’t vote in their elections to setting up a voter fraud website where citizens can report every kind of voter fraud except the kinds that have actually happened in the state, Kansas is on the forefront of voter fraud readiness and protection.

Except, perhaps, when it comes to the machines they use to record their votes.

According to the Wichita Eagle, Wichita State mathematician Beth Clarkson has found irregularities in election returns from Sedgwick County, along with other counties throughout the United States, but has faced stiff opposition from the state in trying to confirm whether the irregularities are fraud or other, less-nefarious anomalies.

Analyzing election returns at a precinct level, Clarkson found that candidate support was correlated, to a statistically significant degree, with the size of the precinct. In Republican primaries, the bias has been toward the establishment candidates over tea partiers. In general elections, it has favored Republican candidates over Democrats, even when the demographics of the precincts in question suggested that the opposite should have been true.

Clarkson’s interest in election returns was piqued by a 2012 paper released by analysts Francois Choquette and James Johnson showing the same pattern of election returns, which favor establishment Republican candidates in primaries and general elections. The irregularities are isolated to precincts that use “Central Tabulator” voting machines — machines that have previously been shown to be vulnerable to hacking. The effects are significant and widespread: According to their analysis, Mitt Romney could have received over a million extra votes in the 2012 Republican primary, mostly coming at the expense of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. President Obama also ceded significant votes to John McCain due to this irregularity, as well.

You can read the paper in full here.

Read the rest…

09 Aug 18:03


09 Aug 22:59

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ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. 

So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt?

Well I have a new hero.

Her whole wikipedia article is gold

“When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’”

“Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“

“During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.”

“She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)”

“When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.”

“Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…”

“As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!”

“To Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.”

I love this woman.


This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” 

She is my absolute favorite. 

09 Aug 23:57

walkingstardust: kaleighbytheway: elfpen: godotal: Tiger...





Tiger walking through algae.

yeah but you could green screen this into any thing you want

tiger walking through clouds

tiger walking through lava

tiger walking through space

tiger walking through macaroni and cheese

like the possibilities are endless

thank you algae greenscreen



I HAD TO. (forgive my horrible photoshop skills. I hope you’re happy.)

07 Aug 17:27


Cary Renquist

I assume that somebody eventually found his skeletonized carcass somewhere downstream..