Miles Davis, I've been swayed by the cool


woolfhammer:

ESTP: super attractive physically but it’s all downhill from there. never quite know what they’re going to do next but you can probably bet it will be irresponsible. somehow still lovable.

ESTJ: loud, logical, and get shit done — they are the warrior class of the life rpg….

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If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.

Nelson Mandela

Remembering the unvarnished truth of Mandela’s words means refusing to let anybody sanitize his legacy. As the United States attempts to piggyback on Mandela’s revolutionary spirit, never forget that it was the CIA who helped jail him for 28 years. His sentiments toward our imperialist government reflect what our government remorselessly tries to keep we citizens from seeing, that indeed ”…the United States now feels that they are the only superpower in the world and they can do what they like" regardless of who we harm in the process.  

Here are a few more quotes we are unlikely to see in the mainstream press: 

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

"A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens."

"It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”

“No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.”

"If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers."

(Read more courtesy of Common Dreams here)

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bakrua:

bewbin:

Why do people drink alcohol it tastes disgusting

you don’t drink it for the taste. u drink shit like apple juice for the taste. you drink alcohol to get rid of the bad taste that every awful person in your life has left

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guavasita:

sorry-dong-dong:

stfueverything:

Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!

 
 
 

 
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

holy fuck

this is a huge deal in latin america especially and i need some more people to be aware of this and care

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onesecondathousandthoughts:

fallintopassion:

bullied:

we live in a world where pizza gets to your house before the police.

That’s because the pizza guy has consequences if his job is done incorrectly.

Oh snap

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moriahari:

An Ancient Relic of times long past.

moriahari:

An Ancient Relic of times long past.

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teland:

kyraneko:

fannybawws:

Of course the dudebro division of DC wants to get rid of Dick Grayson. They haven’t done it, but only because they must grudgingly admit it would cause too much public outcry. Still, they’ve been trying it for years.

In 2010, Dan Didio and Brian Azzarello had this to say:

There was lots of applause for the Batman books, as DiDio continued to tease fans about his Dick Grayson deathwish. He revealed that “up until the eleventh hour, [Grayson] was gonna die in Infinite Crisis, and a lot after that had to be revised. But there turned out to be an outpour of trying to protect him, since he grew up with his fans. This is why we turned him into Batman.” Azzarello mockingly replied that “he’s not my Batman,” while Van Sciver observed that “every fangirl [he’s] ever met is in love with Dick Grayson. Women love that character.”

And that’s the crux of their problem with him, isn’t it? Women love him.

He was a queer icon from the start, a part of their history that DC hates to remember. Later, girls found they could explore their desires safely by crushing on him as Robin, a non-threatening, sweet, and fun character. God forbid anyone post-Miller be joyful.

He grew up into Nightwing, a character women lusted over, not because he was bursting with muscles and machismo (that’s mostly a male power fantasy) but because he was beautiful and displayed evocative emotions.

Dick has always been ambiguous in how he presents his gender, straddling the line between the traditionally feminine and traditionally masculine. Favoring bright and flamboyant clothing, being placed in the ‘damsel’ role consistently, dating women more powerful than him, stretching into gymnastic poses, even crossdressing full-stop.

Certain kinds of men (read: insecure assholes) don’t like that. They don’t like it when men are vulnerable, feminine, open. When they’re sexualized like female characters are. They don’t like it when those men are admired heroes. And they like it even less when women and queer people find them attractive. It’s threatening to them, as assertive sexuality from women and queer men always has been.

It’s okay to dislike Dick Grayson because you just don’t find him compelling, but the root of the most vitriolic hatred of Robin, especially Dick’s Robin, is usually homophobia and/or misogyny.

It doesn’t surprise me that Dan DiDio saw that women adored Dick Grayson and wanted to rip him right out of their hands like a toddler. He exudes anger and resentment for the people who call him on his bullshit. I think he enjoyed milking the possibility of killing Nightwing.

If Dick hadn’t been around since comics came into the zeitgeist, he’d probably be on the chopping block.

Certain kinds of men (read: insecure assholes) don’t like that. They don’t like it when men are vulnerable, feminine, open. When they’re sexualized like female characters are. They don’t like it when those men are admired heroes. And they like it even less when women and queer people find them attractive. It’s threatening to them, as assertive sexuality from women and queer men always has been.

They are cowards. They understand, on some level, that this is what a whole lot of women tend to like, love, lust after. They understand, on some level, that if they were like this instead, women would like them better. But they’re cowards and they’re assholes and they’re welded to their own privilege, and the concept of taking on these aspects of humanity that they’ve labeled feminine and therefore unacceptable, is unspeakable to them. Make oneself beautiful? Be approachable? Be emotionally accessible? Draw desire instead of just feeling it? Draw desire with no real control over who they’re drawing it from? Be sexy as well as sexual? Interact with women like they’re fellow human beings and worth knowing as people rather than potential suppliers of sex? Interact with women as an equal instead of a superior? Date women who are smarter, or stronger, or wiser, or wealthier, or more skilled at something? UNTHINKABLE.

They won’t do it. Maybe they can’t do it, if their privilege is so fundamental to their identity that letting go of it feels like doing without a stomach or a liver. But they don’t stop there. They resent the hell out of men who DO do all those things. They resent the hell out of men who are beautiful and emotion-having and desire-invoking and kind and sweet and loving. They resent them for being loved by women, for treating women like our desires matter, for being available as an alternate option to the chiseled, bulging, emotionless, superior-at-everything-that-matters hero that they want to be. They want to define what women should want, to receive our desire as a matter of course, either in themselves or via their block-of-masculine-stone heroes, and every time we want something else, every time we prefer the Dick Graysons of the world, or reblog the guys who pose in garter belts with bare asses, or flock around the guys who let slip enough vulnerability to be human, that’s us deciding what we desire against their preference for what we should desire, and they hate that.

They can’t, won’t, don’t wanna do any work or drop any perceived superiority or accept any vulnerability to be desired by us, and they hate anyone who does. Because it’s one more death blow to the phenomenon of women being prizes for the manliest men, as defined by men.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to look up Dick Grayson. He sounds like my kind of guy.

THIS THIS THIS.

And people wonder why some of us are so fucking *pissed* about what’s been happening with Dick lately?

It was bad enough — *obscene* enough — that TPTB have been quietly erasing his Rom background for something all-White and all right, but the removal of all of the above is insult to fucking injury.

If they can’t fridge him, well, why not man him up. Square his jaw. Pink his cheeks. Squint his eyes. Put a nice big, black phallic symbol in his hands, bulk up his musculature, make him taller, and — voila!

No more problem.

Fuck you, DC.

Fellow fans? This is where loud, vocal, and *monetary* rejection comes in.

Even more than it already has.

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harrypotterconfessions:

lillianloverly:

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its available on android too, so stay safe lovelies~

sorry for the offtopicness, but safety is important

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