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29 Sep 22:00

tyleroakley: queens-and-pharaohs: blackgirlshit: doobiewrap: ...







tyleroakley:

queens-and-pharaohs:

blackgirlshit:

doobiewrap:

thedailyshow:

Jordan Klepper attends a Trump rally to catch up on all the hottest conspiracy theories.

SCREAMING

I have a fucking headache

I just lost half of my brain cells reading that.

THESE PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING. MAKE SURE YOU DO TOO.

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE.

29 Sep 21:04

the-movemnt: There comes a time when silence is betrayal.  (x)...



the-movemnt:

There comes a time when silence is betrayal. 

(x) | follow @the-movemnt

29 Sep 20:45

qfeminism: 👏🏼👏🏼



qfeminism:

👏🏼👏🏼

29 Sep 20:40

daughterofthestars08: bellaxiao: Self-defense? He’s 6 years...





daughterofthestars08:

bellaxiao:

Self-defense? He’s 6 years old ffs…I can’t

More infuriating info:

The boy is autistic

The boy and his father were in a truck

The father stopped the vehicle and raised his arms to show he was unarmed

ONE OF THE ARRESTED OFFICERS WAS ACTIVELY STALKING THE FATHER’S FIANCE

They are trying to claim self defense AND claim they didn’t know there was a child in the truck

They fired “no less than 18 rounds” into the truck

The father was hit but still alive. The boy ended up being shot in the head multiple times.

There is bodycam footage of the incident and every official/lawyer that has seen and spoken on it has called it horrific.

29 Sep 19:28

elodieunderglass: elodieunderglass: vaspider: torakoneko: vas...















elodieunderglass:

elodieunderglass:

vaspider:

torakoneko:

vaspider:

fierceawakening:

bbrae4eve:

fierceawakening:

koiotchka:

refinery29:

These parents couldn’t find a wheelchair for their paralyzed daughter — so they made one

The chair consists of a Bumbo chair (a common type of chair for infants), a cutting board, and wheels from a children’s bike. (See More)

Gifs: CBC

This is wonderful :D

go tiny one go

:-)

They have a speedbump in their house for their baby. That’s just nuts

GOTTA GO FAST

… sounds like a toddler. They exist to propel themselves as quickly as possible into danger.

what’s with that first gif, though? of course her wheelchair isn’t slowing her down! if it were, that’d be against the point of a wheelchair.

A lot of children’s wheelchairs can be pretty burdensome, and this one isn’t, is how I read that gif. I might be wrong.

I think there’s a certain amount of surprise as well because people don’t expect such little-looking little ones to be able to use adaptive technology like wheelchairs - like there’s an automatic perception that turning a wheel to move must be harder/less intuitive/more developmentally advanced than crawling.  We are more used to seeing a baby of this apparent size and development laying on its belly and propelling itself with four limbs, or stumbling around on its feet like a drunk penguin, not zipping around fluidly with the speed and intention of a shark. It seems surprising that an apparently-young baby in a “complicated” wheelchair should be “faster” than a baby on four limbs. We expect babies to do “cute” and bumbling movements.  Since many young babies struggle with stuff like object permanence/consequences, it’s impressive to see such a small baby knowing that turning a wheel makes her body move, and turning it so fluidly.

The caption for the gif isn’t well-written, but I think it may be intended to express surprise at how fast/fluid this baby is.

It’s important to note that cancer and cancer treatment can delay the growth of a little one, making kids with cancer/young survivors seem much younger than they are. This bab looks like she is 11(?) months old. This makes her coordination, speed and accuracy look startlingly impressive and advanced. Her wheelchair is made out of a Bumbo, a type of seat used to teach small babies how to sit up on their own; most babies outgrow a Bumbo fairly rapidly since babies may often sit up at around 6 months old and they tend to put on too much weight to fit in it. When compared to her father she is clearly a very small person, which we often assume means a young one. She looks like a baby with a surprising level of development and speed for her age. 

An 11-month old has sparse hair, undefined features and shortened, squishy limbs. They goggle at the world and try to stuff it in their mouths with their chubby little hands. Many of them can walk, but they usually do so by holding on to things such as hands and furniture. Many of them crawl, and they frequently fall onto their fat little bums in an amusing way. They’re a little shaky on cause-and-effect type stuff - this is an age where they are still amazed by peekaboo and jack-in-the-boxes -  so turning a wheel to move their bodies is probably beyond the comprehension of most of them. They are very sweet and engaging, but with a few exceptions they are not very focused or coordinated. Baby Eva’s size and appearance seem to suggest a pupper of roughly this age. 

A two-year-old is an entirely different animal, and is no longer a baby. A 2-year-old can definitely comprehend that turning a wheel = moving a wheelchair. They are more lanky, with more defined features and smaller heads in proportion to their bodies. If you don’t like babies, you may start to like children at around the age of two, when they are more obviously small people. This level of pupper usually has hair, eyebrows and Sarcastic Facial Expressions. Many of them can ride a ride-on toy or tricycle, are fluid users of iPads and technology, are somewhat coordinated in their movements, and speak in sentences. They also know that cats and dogs need to be petted gently, that they need to steal keys to open locks and break out of houses, how to play video games, how to fetch their own snacks and feed pets. A 2 year old can even ring 911 in the event of emergencies, but she may ring 911 for an emergency such as being unable to finish putting on her pants.

Which makes sense, because Eva is actually 2 years old in the gifs. Cancer and treatment have presumably delayed her physical development a little bit. 

The surprise you may feel at seeing such a small pupper zip around like that is natural, but she is operating at the normal speed of a 2-year-old. And her wheelchair clearly isn’t slowing her down. :-)

ETA: actually, thinking about it, it looks like reports are varying wildly as to Eva’s actual age, and she may be somewhere between 1-2 years in the footage, which would account for her small appearance and increased coordination from the very young baby she appears to be, but she wouldn’t quite be 2.

Either way - she has a damn good hustle for a very little pupper.

29 Sep 18:25

nudityandnerdery: jaxblade: harcules: mma-gifs: mma-gifs: Se...









nudityandnerdery:

jaxblade:

harcules:

mma-gifs:

mma-gifs:

Sean O'Connell still has the best weigh-in stare downs

You guys, he’s back!

I didn’t know that I needed to see this until I saw it.

To put it simple. You DONT have to act tuff. To be a tough guy.  haha

So I looked this guy up. First, not shown in the first gif is the fact that he’s just wearing regular pants:

Also, he’s written a sci-fi novel and has spent time in Africa building a school and orphanage for abused teenage girls. So, good for that guy.

29 Sep 17:29

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28 Sep 23:14

chessys: i hate when people call certain dog breeds ugly like dogs dont even have a concept of...

chessys:

i hate when people call certain dog breeds ugly like dogs dont even have a concept of beauty they only understand love and loyalty how could u project the worst of humanity onto something so pure

28 Sep 22:12

theawesomeadventurer: stayingwoke: aliasvaughn: RTd this...













theawesomeadventurer:

stayingwoke:

aliasvaughn:

RTd this stuff earlier and it’s worth to look at it here. too. SPREAD THIS PLEASE. This is from Lisa Bloom, she is a lawyer and she is awesome!

I saw this earlier, this is way worst than Bill Cosby but of course, the mainstream media is going to ignore it.

Jesus Christ this man gets worse and worse I hate that this is exposed so late for the love of fuck man

28 Sep 21:58

"So … I think I’ll blur the details here. There was this person who was expounding on..."

So … I think I’ll blur the details here.

There was this person who was expounding on the upcoming election and why he wasn’t going to vote for Hillary Clinton. It was his first time voting, you see, and he wanted someone who understood and represented his generation.


He said to me, “You don’t understand – ”


And that’s where I had to stop him. “Look, I do understand. Really.”


“How can you understand? You’re too old.”


“Do you think I was born old? Y'know, I have pictures. Here’s me at thirteen – ”


“But times were different then – ”


“Yes, they were. You could get polio and measles and smallpox. An appendectomy was a serious operation. People smoked everywhere, there was no getting away from the smoke. In school, they taught us to duck and cover in case of a nuclear attack. Whites and blacks still had separate restrooms and drinking fountains. Women couldn’t get a legal abortion. Gas had lead in it. Vegetables were sprayed with DDT. You could be arrested for being gay. Yes, times were different.”


“No, I meant that protesting was a fad, not serious like – ”


“Excuse me? Do you want to see the scar on my scalp where I was hit by a thrown bottle at the first gay rights march? We also had civil rights demonstrations, anti-war marches, and rallies for women’s rights as well. That was no fad. People were dying – ”


“No, look, man – it’s the establishment. That’s what’s wrong – ”


“And you want to replace the establishment with what? A different establishment? Listen – when I was your age, when my generation was your age, we were just as frustrated and just as impatient as you are now. Honest. Am I saying we were wrong? Hell, no. We were right. Better than that, we were so right, we were self-righteous. We went around saying, ‘Don’t trust anyone over 30,’ as if somehow when you turned 30, you became one of them. Y'know?


"You know what we missed? We missed the obvious – that there were a lot of good men and women over 30 who understood the issues, and the complexities of the situation better than we did – because they’d been fighting that fight for a lot longer. We had emotion, we had energy, we had spirit – but we didn’t have enough experience, enough history, enough of everything we needed to effect real change.


"So we didn’t turn out for Hubert Humphrey and we handed the country to Richard Nixon. And a generation later, other people didn’t turn out for Al Gore and handed the country to George W. Bush. And what was missed – both times – was the fact our impatience was the single biggest mistake we could make.


"Hubert Humphrey had experience, he had wisdom, and he shared our goals. Al Gore had experience, he had wisdom, and he shared our goals. But somewhere, enough of us decided that he was too old or too much of the establishment or didn’t really represent us enough, or would just give us more of the same when what we really wanted was more, better, and different, even if we couldn’t define it – enough of us felt that way to hand the presidency to a much worse administration.


"So, no – it isn’t that you’re wrong. It’s that there are people who’ve been down this path before. We know where it leads. And it’s not a good place. We know what this mistake looks like. Because we’ve made it ourselves – and we’re asking you not to make the same mistakes we did, because each time we make this mistake, everyone gets hurt.”


And he said, “So that’s a fancy way of saying 'suck it up, buttercup, you can’t have what you want.”


And I said, “No, but if that’s the way you want to hear it, then that’s the way you’re going to hear it. The way government works, nobody gets everything they want. The way government is supposed to work, everybody negotiates – and eventually everybody gets a piece of what they need to keep going. Nobody likes that, but consider what the alternative is – if some people get everything they want, that means a lot of people are going to get nothing at all. We keep trying that, it doesn’t work. Let’s go back to the stuff that does work.”


“But I don’t like her – ”


“I’m not asking you to like her. I’m asking you to respect that she knows how to do the job. He doesn’t. You can have your protest vote, that’s your right, but that’s letting everybody else decide who gets the oval office. And you might want to think long and hard about which of the two will build on what President Obama has accomplished and which of the two will tear it all down with no idea of why it worked in the first place. Your choice.”


And he said, “That’s not much of a choice.”


And I said, “The hell it isn’t. It’s a choice between experience and ignorance. That’s the clearest choice I’ve ever seen in an election.”


He didn’t have an answer for that.


And that’s the point –


'I might be old, but I’m not stupid. And I suspect that a lot of other members of my generation feel the same way. We remember when we were impatient. And we remember the mistakes that our impatience created.


“Old people don’t tell young people what to do and what not to do because we want to control your lives – we just want to warn you not to make the same mistakes we did.


"But you will. Or you won’t. Because it’s your choice. Always.”



- David Gerrold
28 Sep 21:41

thedailyshow: Students at The University of Texas are...





















thedailyshow:

Students at The University of Texas are open-carrying dildos in protest of the state’s loose gun laws. Roy Wood, Jr. gets both sides of the story.

28 Sep 21:12

lollians: anightvaleintern: timemachineyeah: What if by alien standards we are really cute? And...

lollians:

anightvaleintern:

timemachineyeah:

What if by alien standards we are really cute?

And I don’t mean like attractive cute, I mean like baby otter cute. What if the stumble upon us and go “ohhhhh my god!!! Oh my god!!!! I’m dying this is- look at it! Look at them!!! Oh my god!!!”

We usually imagine having to come up with some Devils trade or unholy arrangement to get tech and trade with aliens, but the instant they see us the aliens immediately set out into conservation efforts. They’re like “their habitat is becoming harsh and unlivable for them! We have to save them!” And everyone just puts a picture of us next to this information and they all agree “Look at them! We have to save them!!” We become like the panda mascots of intergalactic conservation efforts.

Simultaneously, our main export is just streams, videos, holograms, and photos of us. Aliens lose their composure completely over videos of us sneezing or yawning or eating pop tarts or playing video games or taking care of our kids.

There are lines of aliens who would LOVE to have a human in their home or on their ship. It’s a little condescending (we’re not sure if we’re guests or well treated exotic pets) but still a good opportunity, and any human who wants can go to space at any time basically for free or even for profit, and the aliens will go out of their way to give you anything you ask for.

There are obvious downsides. We struggle to be taken seriously. While it’s usually shut down pretty quickly, every once in a while some alien group sees the demand for us and tries to start an illegal trade. But at the same time, it’s neat that somewhere out there is an alien (or usually a LOT of aliens) that would love you unconditionally, find every flaw and idiosyncrasy endearing, be worried about you and do anything they could to make you safe and happy. They work hard to make our planet and our personal lives better and don’t ask for anything in return. They just do it because they decided we are important and worth saving just for existing. It’s an odd relationship, and we’re not always sure what to make of it, but honestly it goes a lot better than we worried alien contact would.

I’m down to be a spoiled pampered alien pet.

ABDUCTIONS: EXPLAINED

28 Sep 20:43

is it called lipstick because it’s in the shape of a stick or because it sticks to your lips

is it called lipstick because it’s in the shape of a stick or because it sticks to your lips

28 Sep 17:47

wonderali: padnick: songofthestarwhales: rapunzel-corona-lite: bruddabois: brokeahontas: flippe...

wonderali:

padnick:

songofthestarwhales:

rapunzel-corona-lite:

bruddabois:

brokeahontas:

flipperwasadick:

knightoflodis:

foxypixiestick:

wolffyluna:

lizardywizard:

earlgraytay:

theloudtechnowitch:

supernachtkuchen:

queenofsquirrely:

bemusedlybespectacled:

shootingstarpilot:

heroes-get-made:

justsaynotodiamondauthority:

ember-light:

onebigyoush:

givemeunicorns:

dharmagun:

elfangorwasprettyrad:

dragonnan:

creaturesofnarrative:

spaceshipoftheseus:

roachpatrol:

iridiceae:

elfangorwasprettyrad:

x-d001:

elfangorwasprettyrad:

elfangorwasprettyrad:

reblog this post with a cool animal species lets make a wholesome thread

ok ill give a headstart:

i really like leopard seals 

axolotls are p rad

I LOVE THOSE

potoos look like muppets and i ove tem

here’s a quokka it’s like someone decided to splice together a wallaby and a teddy bear they literally always look like a benevolent cartoon

i don’t think you can get more wholesome than that adorable lil seed-eating smiley face. they’re not even like dolphins, cute on the outside and evil on the inside. they’re herbivores about the size of a cat. there is nothing wrong with them. 

The Springhaas, or “irl pikachu” as it is sometimes known, is basically a rat shaped like a bunny abruptly caught in the middle of trying to evolve into a kangaroo. This is why they tend to look startled.

This is a dik dik. They are tiny antelopes from southern and eastern Africa–seriously so smol. With teeny hooves and teeny horns and big soulful eyes. And the name is fun to say. It comes from the alarm call that the females make. They live together in monogamous pairs. 

Long Eared Jerboa

The adorable mash-up of a hamster, bunny, and kangaroo. Whiskers with no end, ears that put a fennec to shame, and adorability beyond measure!

bringing this back on your dashes

a sichuan takin bull and his daughter

often the color of donald trump’s hair and looking like a cross between a bison and a guinea pig, the takin is actually a bloody big goat-antelope. they have splendid noses, a natural smile, and share their habitat with pandas. which should be good enough for anyone.

This is an okapi. They are related to giraffe, can lick their own eyeballs and kind of always look like you just asked them for a ride to the airport but look at those ears and the little striped legs ~(*^*)~

Chambered nautilus! A living fossil! I also love axolotl though.

Originally posted by montereybayaquarium

A cinnamon bear! Actually a member of the black bear family, they’re one of the more calm species out there. We also have matching hair <3 Enjoy this one with a heart on its chest!

Red pandas!

Originally posted by cutestuffco

HIGHLAND COWS

This is the most wholesome post on tumblr.

I love echidnas

ESPECIALLY BABY ECHIDNAS

Fennec foxes!!

I love all of these!

Capybaras! They’re the largest cavy species,(cavies are animals like guinea pigs) They’re BASICALLY a giant golden retriever in the skin of  guinea pig.

Golden Lion Tamarins!

These guys are very tiny, very adorable, and very endangered.

Also very endangered: the Kakapo, aka weird flightless nocturnal parrot, aka Moss Orb.

look at this moss orb

Meet the Rakali, also known as the water rat.

They are beautiful.

Chinchillas! My parents have 2, Bernie and Bess :D they’re intelligent fluffballs with hypsersensitive digestive tracts and watching them take dust baths is the CUTEST and they’re terrified of everything I love chins



Your parents have chinchillas??? That is AWESOME!!!

OTTERS though keeping one as a pet is ill advised. They’re better off in the wild :3

Me

Galagos, AKA bushbabies are tiny primates in the Galagidae family

Red Pandas!!!

OK but like, have y'all seen an Aye-aye before? They are freakishly cute & look like something out of a fucking Jim Henson movie

Bats!

WOMBATS! 

28 Sep 17:14

micdotcom: Watch: President Obama redefines black excellence in...

28 Sep 16:52

theelementoffire: broadwayandtvshowsallthetime: acureforbrainwork: cosmic-kleptomaniac: dismantle...

theelementoffire:

broadwayandtvshowsallthetime:

acureforbrainwork:

cosmic-kleptomaniac:

dismantlethefeminism:

I do not understand this “male privilege" bullshit.

What. Fucking. Privileges. Do. Men. Have.???????

Name them. I swear, I challenge you to name these “male privileges" and be able to prove them. 

Come on, I fucking dare you. 

Name them!

Oh boy. Well, as a man, I’ll tell you my male privilege.

  1. My odds of being hired for a job, when competing against female applicants, are probably skewed in my favor. The more prestigious the job, the larger the odds are skewed.
  2. I can be confident in the fact that my co-workers won’t think that I was hired/promoted because of my sex - despite the fact that it’s probably true.
  3. If I ever am promoted when a woman of my peers is better suited for the job, it is because of my sex.
  4. If i ever fail at my job or career, it won’t be seen as a blacklist against my sex’s capabilities.
  5. I am far less likely to face sexual harassment than my female peers.
  6. If I do the same task as a woman, and if the measurement is at all subjective, chances are people will think I did a better job.
  7. If I am a teen or an adult, and I stay out of prison, my odds of getting raped are relatively low.
  8. On average, I’m taught that walking alone after dark by myself is less than dangerous than it is for my female peers.
  9. If I choose not to have children, my masculinity will not be questioned.
  10. If I do have children but I do not provide primary care for them, my masculinity will not be questioned.
  11. If I have children and I do care for them, I’ll be praised even if my care is only marginally competent.
  12. If I have children and a career, no one will think I’m selfish for not staying at home.
  13. If I seek political office, my relationship with my children or who I deem to take care of them will more often not be scrutinized by the press.
  14. My elected representatives are mostly people of my own sex. The more prestigious the position, the more this is true.
  15. When i seek out “the person in charge", it is likely that they will be someone of my own sex. The higher the position, the more often this is true.
  16. As a child, chances are I am encouraged to be more active and outgoing than my sisters.
  17. As a child, I could choose from an almost infinite variety of children’s media featuring positive, active, non-stereotyped heroes of my own sex. I never had to look for it; male protagonists were (and are) the default.
  18. As a child, chances are I got more teacher attention than girls who raised their hands just as often.
  19. If my day, week or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether or not it has sexist overtones. (Nobody’s going to ask if I’m upset because I’m menstruating.)
  20. I can turn on the television or glance at the front page of the newspaper and see people of my own sex widely represented.
  21. If I’m careless with my financial affairs it won’t be attributed to my sex.
  22. If I’m careless with my driving it won’t be attributed to my sex.
  23. I can speak in public to a large group without putting my sex on trial.
  24. Even if I sleep with a lot of women, there is little to no chance that I will be seriously labeled a “slut,” nor is there any male counterpart to “slut-bashing.”
  25. I do not have to worry about the message my wardrobe sends about my sexual availability.
  26. My clothing is typically less expensive and better-constructed than women’s clothing for the same social status. While I have fewer options, my clothes will probably fit better than a woman’s without tailoring.
  27. The grooming regimen expected of me is relatively cheap and consumes little time.
  28. If I buy a new car, chances are I’ll be offered a better price than a woman buying the same car. The same goes for other expensive merchandise.
  29. If I’m not conventionally attractive, the disadvantages are relatively small and easy to ignore.
  30. I can be loud with no fear of being called a shrew. I can be aggressive with no fear of being called a bitch.
  31. I can ask for legal protection from violence that happens mostly to men without being seen as a selfish special interest, since that kind of violence is called “crime” and is a general social concern. (Violence that happens mostly to women is usually called “domestic violence” or “acquaintance rape,” and is seen as a special interest issue.)
  32. I can be confident that the ordinary language of day-to-day existence will always include my sex. “All men are created equal,” mailman, chairman, freshman, he.
  33. My ability to make important decisions and my capability in general will never be questioned depending on what time of the month it is.
  34. I will never be expected to change my name upon marriage or questioned if I don’t change my name.
  35. The decision to hire me will not be based on assumptions about whether or not I might choose to have a family sometime soon.
  36. Every major religion in the world is led primarily by people of my own sex. Even God, in most major religions, is pictured as male.
  37. Most major religions argue that I should be the head of my household, while my wife and children should be subservient to me.
  38. If I have a wife or live-in girlfriend, chances are we’ll divide up household chores so that she does most of the labor, and in particular the most repetitive and unrewarding tasks.
  39. If I have children with my girlfriend or wife, I can expect her to do most of the basic childcare such as changing diapers and feeding.
  40. If I have children with my wife or girlfriend, and it turns out that one of us needs to make career sacrifices to raise the kids, chances are we’ll both assume the career sacrificed should be hers.
  41. Assuming I am heterosexual, magazines, billboards, television, movies, pornography, and virtually all of media is filled with images of scantily-clad women intended to appeal to me sexually. Such images of men exist, but are rarer.
  42. In general, I am under much less pressure to be thin than my female counterparts are. If I am over-weight, I probably suffer fewer social and economic consequences for being fat than over-weight women do.
  43.  If I am heterosexual, it’s incredibly unlikely that I’ll ever be beaten up by a spouse or lover.
  44. Complete strangers generally do not walk up to me on the street and tell me to “smile.”
  45. Sexual harassment on the street virtually never happens to me. I do not need to plot my movements through public space in order to avoid being sexually harassed, or to mitigate sexual harassment.
  46. On average, I am not interrupted by women as often as women are interrupted by men.
  47. On average, I will have the privilege of not knowing about my male privilege.

And lastly, I am taken as a more credible feminist than my female peers, despite the fact that the feminist movement is not liberating to my sex.

This is male privilege.

 

THIS. THIS IS HOW YOU BE A MALE FEMINIST. 

YES YES YES YES YES

Sad to say, but the fact that people think there’s no male privilege says a lot about social awareness.

28 Sep 16:14

anti-gmw: mayahasfriarshart: GET EM ROW Y'ALL I’M SHOOK LIKE...







anti-gmw:

mayahasfriarshart:

GET EM ROW

Y'ALL I’M SHOOK LIKE I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING

28 Sep 00:14

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27 Sep 23:02

sandandglass: The Daily Show tries to help white people...



















sandandglass:

The Daily Show tries to help white people understand what it’s like to be stopped and frisked. 

27 Sep 22:31

micdotcom: Watch: This morning Donald Trump doubled down on his...

26 Sep 22:46

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26 Sep 08:35

Cats not ads

Cary Renquist

Need an internet fee-based adblocker that distributes fees to visited sites and replaces their ads with cat pics...

26 Sep 02:24

lunarsolareclipse: toxic-spill: nativenews: [TWEET:...



lunarsolareclipse:

toxic-spill:

nativenews:

[TWEET: @ryan_marsh: Can confirm. As a combat vet this is maddening. #BlackLivesMatter]

appetitusinvictus: “I was in Iraq and even in an actual theater of war, unless you were immediately fired on, we had several steps to go through before kill shots. We had rules of engagement and escalation of force cards my command made us carry on us at all times with those regulations.

Even when a car possibly carrying explosives was barreling down on us, we were taught to exhaust several steps of warnings before killing: hand signals, flags, pop smoke/flares, warning shots to the sides, disabling shots THEN kill shots.

So for the life of me I can’t figure out why on the streets in the United States of America, police officers go immediately to murder and people are just like ‘Well, in the heat of the moment…’”

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When I was doing security work in the military, our escalation of force rules went:

  1. Warnings by voice/hand signal
  2. Hand to hand submission/joint manipulation
  3. Handcuffs
  4. OC spray
  5. Baton
  6. Firearm

Notice that “firearm” is nowhere near the top of that list.

For our rules of engagement it is

Shout
Shout again
Shove back
Point weapon
Warning shot
Disabling shot
Fatal shot

26 Sep 00:48

bellablogstrash: appropriately-inappropriate: lesbian-isthenewb...



bellablogstrash:

appropriately-inappropriate:

lesbian-isthenewblack:

heylookitsliz:

elizabeth-antoinette:

ikenbot:

freeselfdefense:

Rape Escape

  • Easy and very effective
  • Requires nothing but your body
  • Includes attack

Very useful to know, pass and share please.

Worth watching

I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this. 

I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head. 

Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away

So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out. 

I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot 

and im asking to all of my followers who see this post in your dashboard to please press play to this video, you never know when this is gonna be useful, PLEASE DON’T IGNORE IT.

This is one of the first moves I was taught in Krav Maga, and it is one of the most effective.

It took me about a half hour to get down with practice, but once you get it, it’s an intuitive movement.

Please pass this along, it will save lives.

EVERYONE AND ANYONE WHO SEES THIS POST: PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS!!! THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

18 Sep 05:51

shrineart: vampireapologist: Honestly something that bothers me more than most things is having my...

shrineart:

vampireapologist:

Honestly something that bothers me more than most things is having my compassion mistaken for naivety.

I know that another fish might eat this bullfrog right after I spend months rehabilitating it.

I know that turning a beetle back onto its legs won’t save it from falling over again when I walk away.

I know that there is no cosmic reward waiting for my soul based on how many worms I pick off a hot sidewalk to put into the mud, or how many times I’ve helped a a raccoon climb out of a too-deep trashcan. 

I know things suffer, and things struggle, and things die uselessly all day long. I’m young and idealistic, but I’m not literally a child. I would never judge another person for walking by an injured bird, for ignoring a worm, or for not really caring about the fate of a frog in a pond full of, y’know, plenty of other frogs.

There is nothing wrong with that.

But I cannot cannot cannot look at something struggling and ignore it if I may have the power to help.

There is so much bad stuff in this world so far beyond my control, that I take comfort in the smallest, most thankless tasks. It’s a relief to say “I can help you in this moment,” even though they don’t understand.

I don’t need a devil’s advocate to tell me another fish probably ate that frog when I let it go, or that the raccoon probably ended up trapped in another dumpster the next night.

I know!!!! I know!!!!!!! But today I had the power to help! So I did! And it made me happy!

So just leave me alone alright thank u!!!!

THIS.

18 Sep 03:23

leiabenna: SLAY EM





leiabenna:

SLAY EM

18 Sep 03:01

rudelyfe: stayingwoke: Kids and animals know. They all sense...



rudelyfe:

stayingwoke:

Kids and animals know.

They all sense evil

18 Sep 02:46

wild-nirvana: spectacularuniverse: I’ve seen this photograph...



wild-nirvana:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?

More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this– first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.

The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. 

This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.


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THIS IS SO FUCKING COOL. MAN I LOVE SCIENCE. SO MUCH.

17 Sep 20:01

soglideaway: alex-is-sleepy: brasstothegrass: snow-hog: mindb...



soglideaway:

alex-is-sleepy:

brasstothegrass:

snow-hog:

mindblowingfactz:

In 1847 during the Irish potato famine, the Choctaw Nation of Native Americans donated $147 to assist with famine relief. An Irish town built a memorial to thank Native Americans. (source)

Good guy Choctaws

According to Wikipedia it was actually $710 and when you adjust for inflation it makes just under $20,000. I’ve heard people making fun of this like it was some crappy amount of money that they donated but it was a pretty big deal.

^^^^^

Look listen did you know we aren’t taught about this in school??? In Northern Ireland where I live?? We’re taught about the famine and how many Irish people died and why and how many went to America etc but we are NOT taught that a) the English REFUSED to give aid and in fact TOOK MORE FOOD and that b) Native Americans sent money AND grain!! To a country they weren’t even close to! That they’d barely even heard of!! Why aren’t we taught this? (I fucking know why)

14 Sep 16:40

odinsblog: ruffleshaveridges: jadelyn: genderfuckt: micdotcom...

Cary Renquist

How grating -- all y'all rabid, shrill, nagging, feminists need to get your psyche evaluated!















odinsblog:

ruffleshaveridges:

jadelyn:

genderfuckt:

micdotcom:

Oxford Dictionary accused of sexist word examples

Oxford Dictionary is under fire after Michael Oman-Reagan, an anthropologist and Ph.D. candidate, pointed out these instances of sexist example sentences accompanying words like “rabid” and “shrill.” At first, Oxford Dictionaries responded with the above flippant tweet — but later apologized and vowed to change at least one of the words.

WOW this is so not okay

This is what we mean when we talk about invisible sexism. Each of these makes perfect sense to most people, fits perfectly with our social context and our cultural worldview. Only when they’re put together do you see the pattern all at once and go “oh…yeah that’s actually kinda fucked up, isn’t it?” Because tiny, invisible things create a cultural context which builds into an overall attitude of mocking, minimizing, and dismissiveness towards a full half of the population.

This is also a good example of why “but the dictionary says-” isn’t a valid argument when discussing racism, sexism, etc.

YES! And ​this is precisely the same thing language does with colorism and anti-blackness. Our language has sexism and racism embedded in it, and quietly teaches us to associate negative qualities with non-male and non-white people. Sexism and colorism become normalized in common, everyday euphemisms to the point we often don’t even “see” it - hence the “invisible” part of invisible sexism. Language is extremely pernicious (and effective) in this regard.