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07 Aug 15:07

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07 Aug 20:34

twofistin: krxs10: !!!!!! IT HAPPENED AGAIN !!!!!!Another Day...

Cary Renquist

Those bad apples sure are rare...





















twofistin:

krxs10:

!!!!!! IT HAPPENED AGAIN !!!!!!

Another Day At The Pool Turns Violent For A Black Family After Police Are Called

Krystal Dixon dropped off her kids and nieces and nephews at the Fairfield, Ohio, pool just as she’d done many times before. Not a half-hour later, the family was being rushed to the hospital after a violent altercation with local police.

The incident started so small. When one child didn’t have swimming trunks, staff demanded the family leave. Even though Dixon, pregnant and 33, said she had a swimsuit for the child, workers at the Fairfield Aquatic Center—about 25 miles north of Cincinnati—said it was too late. The mom decided to get the other kids and go. That’s when, according to Dixon, a park ranger followed her. When the teens came over to see what’s going on, the ranger took out handcuffs.

The ranger said they’d be arrested if they didn’t leave. He asks for Dixon’s ID, which she doesn’t have on her, then grabs her arm. The children ask the officer to let Dixon go, and the scene escalates.

That’s when a 911 call turns what was a minor breach of pool rules into chaos: A white officer using pepper spray on black teenage girls, and one 12-year-old—Dixon’s niece—being slammed against a cop car. Her family says she has a fractured jaw and broken ribs.

“Everything’s going crazy and they’re videotaping, trying to make it look like a racist thing and it’s not at all,” the caller said. “They were breaking our policy and we told them they couldn’t be here anymore and it’s really scary and I don’t feel safe.”

Although the cops said they’re just doing their jobs, the video being spread shows differently.

Two adults were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A 12-year-old girl was charged with assault and resisting arrest, while a 15-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Source / Source / Video

#StayWoke

I am getting. So tired.

07 Aug 21:23

invisiblelad: odinsblog: GOP Hypocrisy: screw as I say, not as...



















invisiblelad:

odinsblog:

GOP Hypocrisy: screw as I say, not as I screw

As I was sayng last night, if these right wing rockstars didn’t make this their turf, this moral superiority, holier than thou, patented sexual purity hubris of their raison d’etre …nobody would be talking about it. 

In Palin’s case, there’s another odd bit of hypocrisy added in when she carps about the media spotlight she actively pursued as a reality tv show and abstinence only cause celeb. They make wanting it both ways look like an art form. 

07 Aug 02:37

Rat Empathy

spcsnaptags:

creamsiclesquid:

rjzimmerman:


Upworthy carried a story summarizing an experiment demonstrating that rats exhibit empathy. Why do I care about this? Because the graphics showing the experiment on Upworthy made me smile, and smiling is good. Here’s the link in case you want to watch the video embedded in the story.

Some scientists ran an experiment to demonstrate that. Here’s how it worked:

  1. The scientists put a rat in water (which rats hate). Not enough to hurt the rat, but enough to annoy it.
  2. Then they put another rat in a safer, dry area with a door it could open to save the first rat.
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When the dry rat heard the damp, miserable rat get upset, she came to the rescue.

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Still not satisfied with the result, the scientists ran a more complex test.

What if you bribe the dry rat with food? Will she ignore it to rescue the wet rat in the next chamber?

Scientists presumed it would be easier for the not-in-peril rat to take the obvious selfless route when it was given only one choice. But what if they gave her a delicious bribe (chocolate cereal) and then let her choose between saving her friend and a buffet?

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The rats, by a significant margin, still usually saved their friend before getting their delicious bribe. What does that mean?

Rats might care more about each other than things like food, and that prioritization might be encoded in their DNA.

Why should we care about super-thoughtful rats?

It is often argued that humans are inherently selfish — that without guidance, we would all default to killing and stealing and an “every person for themselves” mentality. That we only help others if it helps us. That evolution can’t make us selfless; it’s something we have to force ourselves to do.

But if rats show human-like qualities (they laugh like us, they dream like us, they like to have selfless lovers) like altruism, that means it isn’t a human-learned behavior. It could be encoded in our DNA. It means humans could be empathetic and kind by default.

It also means that rats and humans have more in common than we think.

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An adorable rat not spreading the plague and hugging a tiny teddy bear. Much empathy.

mauther

TINY WONDERFUL BABBIES

07 Aug 07:06

karolynprg: Into this 100%.



karolynprg:

Into this 100%.

07 Aug 15:42

Guy Builds Cat Feeding Machine That Requires His Kitty To Hunt For Food

07 Aug 15:24

Absurd Life Quotes That Everyone Can Relate To

07 Aug 16:12

Bottle Loft

Store more beer in your fridge with the Bottle Loft.
06 Aug 16:22

steve: seventy years ago i lost my dear husband bucky

steve: seventy years ago i lost my dear husband bucky
bucky [from the next room]: QUIT TELLING EVERYONE I'M DEAD
steve: sometimes i can still hear his voice
06 Aug 23:27

johneggbutt: have-a-plate-of-fuck-you-too: mousaka: YOU CAME...

Cary Renquist

Note to self: "do not mess around with zebra"



johneggbutt:

have-a-plate-of-fuck-you-too:

mousaka:

YOU CAME TO THE WRONG NEIGHBORHOOD, MOTHERFUCKER

THAT IS THE ANGRIEST ZEBRA I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE

IT GETS FUNNIER THE MORE I WATCH IT

06 Aug 23:30

kenzissuperhot: verdant-witch: s1n-pie: mizzhabibi: surfshoggoth: damncommunists: ocelhira: i...

kenzissuperhot:

verdant-witch:

s1n-pie:

mizzhabibi:

surfshoggoth:

damncommunists:

ocelhira:

i dont get offended at white people jokes even though im white because: 

  1. i can recognize white people as a whole have systemically oppressed POC in america, which is where i live 
  2. most people when they make white people jokes only mean the shitty white people and i am not a shitty white person 
  3. im not a pissbaby

my white friends that have reblogged this give me life

4. Sometimes I am a shitty white person and the jokes remind me to FUCKIN STOP

If ur white and like this post I fux with u

^absolutely

5. It’s hard to be offended when white people jokes involve bland food/tourist dads in socks and sandals/white girls in yoga pants obsessed with pumpkin spice/suburban PTA moms and other harmless and mostly true stereotypes while jokes about POC involve them being called thugs/criminals/slurs/uneducated/illegal immigrants.

^^^

07 Aug 02:27

New York white supremacist blows off his own leg while making bombs at his house: prosecutors

New York white supremacist blows off his own leg while making bombs at his house: prosecutors:

africanaquarian:

cumaeansibyl:

orevet:

sleepisforlovers:

childrenmilk:

deaths-praises:

antifainternational:

Bombs Against Racism.

Finally, a feel good story in the news.

Yaaaaaaaas

justice

anyone else concerned about the fact that this guy used to be a corrections officer?

(also that he was in the middle of making bombs. like was he working alone or…)

I’m mostly relieved that he wasn’t in corrections anymore

(not like it’s a shock that prison guards are SUPER FUCKING RACIST)

also it’s remarkably refreshing that they appear to be taking this seriously like “whoa we found some crazy racist shit in his basement he’s probably a terrorist” instead of like “we don’t know what his motives could beeeee”

(not sure how dangerous he is personally now that his leg’s gone but you probably don’t want him calling his racist friends – who I also hope are being investigated)

what a great story

04 Aug 03:58

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04 Aug 14:40

Ridiculous Ideas Which Can Actually Work

05 Aug 22:55

adriofthedead: sparklesmccheesy: ittygittydiddynator: iheichou...



adriofthedead:

sparklesmccheesy:

ittygittydiddynator:

iheichouguys:

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.

When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.

Important and vital

This is wonderful information. I have a cat that is deaf and I’m always intensely worried about losing her outside because she wouldn’t be able to hear me calling for her. Definitely keeping this in mind if that ever happens.

05 Aug 18:00

What's the Best Way to Store Steak Knives? — Good Questions

by Kelli Dunn

Q: I just bought great steak knives, as recommended on The Sweethome. Unfortunately, this set didn't come with a box or storage case. Can you recommend ways to store steak knives? I don't like them bumping around in the drawer, waiting to knick each other — or me!

Sent by Chris

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04 Aug 21:55

merkiplier: thesheriffssecretpolice: elodieunderglass: spcsnaptags: elodieunderglass: seekingwil...

Cary Renquist

This is what keeps me up at night ;)

merkiplier:

thesheriffssecretpolice:

elodieunderglass:

spcsnaptags:

elodieunderglass:

seekingwillow:

cribbagematch:

one time in sixth grade i did my math homework and then because i was excited that i had grasped the lesson so well, i did the next day’s homework too

the next day in class i told my teacher, and she looked constipated for a second, and then said dismissively, “well, then you’re not very good at following directions, are you.”

#I identify strongly with this#I got reprimanded on multiple ocasions for reading ahead and/or already having knowledge

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 Cause tags are truth. Maaan ,that one time a teacher stole my encyclopedia cause it proved her wrong.

when I was eight and in public school, we could do a report based on any historical character who had a book about them in the school library.

I picked Harriet Tubman because Harriet Tubman, and I wrote about how her master had thrown an anvil at her head, leaving her with a permanent dent in her forehead. I know that the anvil part was definitely in the school library book.

My teacher circled the word “anvil” and took off points.

“I HAVE SPELLED ANVIL CORRECTLY,” I roared in tiny confrontation.

“No,” she said, and it transpired that she didn’t know or care that “anvil” is a word or that “anvils” are a thing.

And so despite my helpful attempts to explain what anvils were, including references to blacksmiths and the Roadrunner, I had points taken off OH MY GOD.

YES, I AM STILL MAD ABOUT THIS TWENTY YEARS LATER.
FUCK YOU, LADY. YOU ARE DOUBTLESSLY DEAD BY NOW AND I HOPE YOU KNOW YOUR STUDENTS STILL HATE YOU.

ANVILS ARE A THING.

From “Daring Greatly” by Brene Browne:

“…85 percent of the men and women we interviewed for the shame research could recall a school incident from their childhood that was so shaming, it changed how they thought of themselves as learners.”

I think about this quote a lot when I think of school.

Sometimes you just see a combination of posts that really crystallizes something for you. thank you spcsnaptags for putting these thoughts together this way.

THIS. when i was in first grade i was bored in class a lot. my solution was: finish my work as quickly as possible, then read a book, because teachers said that books were good and i liked to read. except i got in trouble, more than once, for working ahead. because… we were doing it as a class i suppose? but if y’all are gonna take an hour to descirbe how to tell time, why shouldn’t i finish my worksheet? i remember we had these clothespins with our names on them and we had to move them to yellow or red from green if we got into trouble, and because i answered the next three questions ahead (correctly, i might add) i had to move my pin to yellow and miss recess. 

and it didn’t stop as i got older. i once had an 8th grade science teacher tell me off for reading in class and said he would throw my library book away, because i had finished my work and the other people in my group, who didn’t want to do their work and were whining to copy off mine, hadn’t finished. because i was expected not to be done until they were, and he refused to believe they wanted to cheat. (of course the solution here was to let them cheat and go back to harry potter, because fuck if i was going to listen to them complain through every single problem they didn’t want to do).

tl;dr: STOP PUNISHING KIDS FOR WANTING TO WORK HARD

in fourth grade we had an end of the trimester pizza party or whatever for the kids that had worked hard enough to read x amount of books. it was like, four books and the only requirement was that it had to be at your reading level or above, so the kids who struggled to read could also get the chance to partake.

well, i had read the third and fourth harry potter books along with some others, and i had one book left. we had to tell our teacher what we were reading so she could keep track.
i told her i was reading order of the phoenix and she said no. “you’ve read too many of those.”

YOU REALLY, HONESTLY WANT TO TELL A NINE YEAR OLD THAT WANTS TO READ AN 870 PAGE BOOK TO NOT DO IT?

I said fuck her and read it in two days. she was pissed but she had to count it because i passed the computer test on it so she knew i had actually read it.

don’t tell a kid they can’t read something, for god sakes. don’t punish children for wanting to learn or to do something above the regular level. thats how kids wind up not doing anything.

05 Aug 06:14

diarrheaworldstarhiphop: e-m-e-t-t: Regret For Concepts Class:...





diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

e-m-e-t-t:

Regret

For Concepts Class: Illustrate a nonphysical word. The class had to try and guess it. 

what a spectacular illustration

04 Aug 20:33

salon: Watch Elizabeth Warren utterly destroy the Senate GOP

05 Aug 02:00

Smoky Serrano Infused Margarita

05 Aug 03:14

Photo

Cary Renquist

I nearly spit my beer on the screen...



04 Aug 21:47

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04 Aug 23:10

bekutaa: xekstrin: THE LITERAL BEST COMIC IVE EVER READ IN MY...













bekutaa:

xekstrin:

THE LITERAL BEST COMIC IVE EVER READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE

THE FORESHADOWING OMG

02 Aug 23:13

thecarmanita: pleatedjeans: There are literally no words…...



thecarmanita:

pleatedjeans:

There are literally no words… [x]

As a resident of the Southern US, allow me to translate: 

“Zucchini, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Jalapeno Bell Peppers”  

This individual is selling cheap fresh vegetable, possibly from their own or a neighbor’s farm. They might also have fruit and boiled peanuts. I highly recommend you buy fruits and vegetable from stands such as this. The best tomatoes and watermelon you’ve ever had in your entire life can come from the back of pickup trucks. 

02 Aug 21:27

palestinianliberator: setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain: sonic-hip-a...





palestinianliberator:

setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain:

sonic-hip-attack:

canikon-bokeh:

Exactly. 

Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty.

Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall.

Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality —  comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry.

“Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries.

“I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks.

“Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands.

The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion. 

“You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.”

“YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.” 

“It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.”

“I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!”

“Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?”

“I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.”

“You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.”

“I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.”

“Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work.

It’s kind of sad

That we have to draw comics using colorful shapes

To explain systematic inequality to people

Reblogging again because yes good

31 Jul 02:49

kiohne: *looks up at night sky**sees more stars than usual**mood immediately lifts by 93%*

Cary Renquist

When I see more than 10 stars in L.A.

kiohne: *looks up at night sky**sees more stars than usual**mood immediately lifts by 93%*
02 Aug 18:30

skull-dude: The amount of sass is unreal





















skull-dude:

The amount of sass is unreal

02 Aug 07:01

pbffft: lepetitdragon: catsbeaversandducks: His name is...

















pbffft:

lepetitdragon:

catsbeaversandducks:

His name is Scrappy

Scrappy was born in 1998 as a black cat and only a few years ago he started turning white (maybe vitiligo) and has ended up with this extraordinary pattern.

Photos by ©Scrappy

sup my vitiligo cat cousin

31 Jul 16:52

toastradamus: -waits for Godot-

Cary Renquist

Must name my next cat Godot

toastradamus:

-waits for Godot-

02 Aug 00:36

futubandera: no todos los héroes usan capa



futubandera:

no todos los héroes usan capa