whytuesday:

Look America, we know voting on Tuesday is the worst, but 14.6% turnout in the primaries so far!? We have got to do better!

newyorker:


MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Historians studying archival photographs from four decades ago have come to the conclusion that the U.S. must have believed in science at some point.

Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1kLL9l1

newyorker:

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Historians studying archival photographs from four decades ago have come to the conclusion that the U.S. must have believed in science at some point.

Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1kLL9l1

honestly curious, why does it offend you?

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perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

the-uncalm-nipples:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

nateriot:

Obama on gay adoption 


yeah totally ruining this country what a horrible guy

Fun fact: Obama has attempted to fix almost everything that he promised to fix, but the republicans have voted almost all of his bills out of congress. He’s not the problem.

the-uncalm-nipples:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

nateriot:

Obama on gay adoption 

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yeah totally ruining this country what a horrible guy

Fun fact: Obama has attempted to fix almost everything that he promised to fix, but the republicans have voted almost all of his bills out of congress. He’s not the problem.

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eviltessmacher:

Ought to be against the law.

eviltessmacher:

Ought to be against the law.

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america-wakiewakie:

Overdraft Fees at Banks Hit a High, Despite Curbs | WSJ
Squeezed by falling revenue on deposit accounts, banks are turning to a familiar source of income: overdraft fees.
Nearly four years after regulators tried to curb the fees, banks are lifting them to new heights. The median fee for withdrawing more from a checking account than a customer has on deposit increased to an estimated $30 in 2013—a record—up from $29 in 2012 and $26 in 2009, based on a survey of 2,890 banks and credit unions by Moebs Services Inc., an economic-research firm in Lake Bluff, Ill.
"Banks have a revenue gap that needs to be recouped," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, which tracks overdraft fees and other charges.
Banks’ fee revenue from checking, savings and other deposit accounts has been sliding since several regulations took effect. The Federal Reserve in 2010 stopped banks from automatically charging customers overdraft fees on debit-card and automated-teller-machine transactions. In addition, the Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law included an amendment that went into effect in 2011 lowering a debit-card fee large financial institutions charge merchants.
The recent regulations “have forced banks to raise fees where they ordinarily would not have done so,” said Richard Hunt, chief executive of the Consumer Bankers Association, which represents retail banks with more than $1 billion in assets and is based in Washington.
At the same time, years of low rates on mortgages and other loans have eaten into the income banks collect from interest charges, an important driver of bank earnings.
To help make up for lost revenue, experts say banks are raising overdraft fees and pitching related services, hoping to increase the pool of customers who can incur such fees.
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america-wakiewakie:

Overdraft Fees at Banks Hit a High, Despite Curbs | WSJ

Squeezed by falling revenue on deposit accounts, banks are turning to a familiar source of income: overdraft fees.

Nearly four years after regulators tried to curb the fees, banks are lifting them to new heights. The median fee for withdrawing more from a checking account than a customer has on deposit increased to an estimated $30 in 2013—a record—up from $29 in 2012 and $26 in 2009, based on a survey of 2,890 banks and credit unions by Moebs Services Inc., an economic-research firm in Lake Bluff, Ill.

"Banks have a revenue gap that needs to be recouped," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, which tracks overdraft fees and other charges.

Banks’ fee revenue from checking, savings and other deposit accounts has been sliding since several regulations took effect. The Federal Reserve in 2010 stopped banks from automatically charging customers overdraft fees on debit-card and automated-teller-machine transactions. In addition, the Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law included an amendment that went into effect in 2011 lowering a debit-card fee large financial institutions charge merchants.

The recent regulations “have forced banks to raise fees where they ordinarily would not have done so,” said Richard Hunt, chief executive of the Consumer Bankers Association, which represents retail banks with more than $1 billion in assets and is based in Washington.

At the same time, years of low rates on mortgages and other loans have eaten into the income banks collect from interest charges, an important driver of bank earnings.

To help make up for lost revenue, experts say banks are raising overdraft fees and pitching related services, hoping to increase the pool of customers who can incur such fees.

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If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky. They’re all out there, we just can’t see them
Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky.
They’re all out there, we just can’t see them

Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

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micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.
After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.
The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit
micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.
After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.
The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit
micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.
After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.
The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit
micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.
After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.
The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit
micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.
After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.
The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit
micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.
After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.
The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit
micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.
After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.
The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit

micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.

After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.

The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit

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If this isn’t a clear example of the white supremacy that has completely captured the conservative right… I don’t know what is. 
I’m assuming when this person is saying “white countries” they mean the UK, France, Northern/Eastern Europe and Western Russia because they can’t be talking about America. I’m pretty sure a whole lot of white people invaded America and raped, enslaved and forced a large swath of indigenous populations (Native Americans) to be driven out by to the least wanted parts of America… “and be nearly blended out of existence.”
Also, I guess they haven’t read much on the history of South Africa post 1450 ad. 
Source

If this isn’t a clear example of the white supremacy that has completely captured the conservative right… I don’t know what is. 

I’m assuming when this person is saying “white countries” they mean the UK, France, Northern/Eastern Europe and Western Russia because they can’t be talking about America. I’m pretty sure a whole lot of white people invaded America and raped, enslaved and forced a large swath of indigenous populations (Native Americans) to be driven out by to the least wanted parts of America… “and be nearly blended out of existence.”

Also, I guess they haven’t read much on the history of South Africa post 1450 ad. 

Source

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Female voters in the US have been called “soccer moms” and “security moms”. In 2004, single women were “Sex and the City voters”. Now – because apparently women can’t ever just be “citizens” or “voters”, or more likely because conservatives prefer to call us names instead of delving too deep into women’s issues – we are “Beyoncé voters”. Bow down, bitches.

Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat.

Jessica Valenti: Nick-naming women ‘Beyoncé voters’ is exactly why we don’t vote Republican (via guardian)

I mean, it’s not like we are a MOTHERFUCKING MAJORITY or anything.

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citylandscapes:

Flying into Chicago, just before sunset
Source: filthypoker (reddit)

citylandscapes:

Flying into Chicago, just before sunset

Source: filthypoker (reddit)

msnbc:

More than half of Americans want Sarah Palin to quiet down.

msnbc:

More than half of Americans want Sarah Palin to quiet down.

quickhits:

You’ve probably heard of “rolling coal”…
But in case you missed it, it’s a fad among teabagging blockheads. They modify their exhaust to belch out black smoke in protest of the “hoax” of global warming.
I was on my bike at an intersection just now. The light was about to change and this truck came barreling down the street — obviously trying to beat the yellow (he failed, by the way, and blew through a red at about 50 mph). As he passed, a pipe in his truck bed belched out black smoke.
What happened was that he saw someone on a bike and decided that person needed to be taught a lesson about not burning fossil fuels, so he “rolled coal” on me. He needed to do this so badly that he ran a red light to do it.
So here’s the skinny on people who “roll coal”:
They’re criminals. It’s illegal to modify your exhaust system like this. Mine didn’t care about stop lights, either.
It’s pointless. They can’t possibly increase their emissions enough to offset even the most modest green energy efforts.
They spend a lot of money. Not only are the modifications not free, but they decrease fuel efficiency, leading to increased costs at the pump.
So, to sum up, these are people who pointlessly choose to spend more money than other drivers on a modification that could earn them a fine and doesn’t actually do anything but eat money, all to fail at being a bully.
Congrats coal rollers, you’re idiots.

quickhits:

You’ve probably heard of “rolling coal”…

But in case you missed it, it’s a fad among teabagging blockheads. They modify their exhaust to belch out black smoke in protest of the “hoax” of global warming.

I was on my bike at an intersection just now. The light was about to change and this truck came barreling down the street — obviously trying to beat the yellow (he failed, by the way, and blew through a red at about 50 mph). As he passed, a pipe in his truck bed belched out black smoke.

What happened was that he saw someone on a bike and decided that person needed to be taught a lesson about not burning fossil fuels, so he “rolled coal” on me. He needed to do this so badly that he ran a red light to do it.

So here’s the skinny on people who “roll coal”:

  1. They’re criminals. It’s illegal to modify your exhaust system like this. Mine didn’t care about stop lights, either.
  2. It’s pointless. They can’t possibly increase their emissions enough to offset even the most modest green energy efforts.
  3. They spend a lot of money. Not only are the modifications not free, but they decrease fuel efficiency, leading to increased costs at the pump.

So, to sum up, these are people who pointlessly choose to spend more money than other drivers on a modification that could earn them a fine and doesn’t actually do anything but eat money, all to fail at being a bully.

Congrats coal rollers, you’re idiots.

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