Thursday, September 18, 2014

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

 What pisses me off is that America is just ok with killing people, period.

Like, somehow, thieves - regardless of what they steal - deserve to be shot, because they did a bad thing.  Did you know that, in 2013, Iceland police killed an armed man for the first time since 1944? You know what they did? Mourned. Apologized.  A quote from the article: “I think it’s respectful because no one wants to take another person’s life.”

What if American was like that?  What if a police officer killed someone and apologized or turned themselves in?  Where are those police officers?  The ones with integrity and respect for human rights?

No, apparently you can kill indiscriminately if you THINK someone is armed without actually witnessing them harm or attempt to harm anyone.  Does no police officer feel remorse?  Does no one feel guilty?  Apparently not guilty enough to turn themselves in.  Makes me fucking sick.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
did-you-kno:

The NFL was paid $400 million to have players use Microsoft Surface tablets during broadcasts, but they mistakenly gained more exposure for Apple because the announcers kept calling them iPads. Source

did-you-kno:

The NFL was paid $400 million to have players use Microsoft Surface tablets during broadcasts, but they mistakenly gained more exposure for Apple because the announcers kept calling them iPads. Source

dutchster:

Applying for jobs like

Dear Sir/Madam, 
Thank you for rejecting my job application to your company.
I have read your application with interest. Because I have received a large number of refusals, I had to make a selection of candidates and I regret to tell you that you are not part of this group.
Despite your qualities and experience in rejecting job applicants, I must inform you your refusal does not meet my profile for this position.
For this reason, I am notifying you I will start working for your company effective immediately. I am looking forward to a prosperous collaboration.
I wish you all the best in rejecting future applicants.
Sincerely, Mark dutchster

dutchster:

Applying for jobs like

Dear Sir/Madam, 

Thank you for rejecting my job application to your company.

I have read your application with interest. Because I have received a large number of refusals, I had to make a selection of candidates and I regret to tell you that you are not part of this group.

Despite your qualities and experience in rejecting job applicants, I must inform you your refusal does not meet my profile for this position.

For this reason, I am notifying you I will start working for your company effective immediately. I am looking forward to a prosperous collaboration.

I wish you all the best in rejecting future applicants.

Sincerely, 
Mark dutchster

Sunday, September 14, 2014
did-you-kno:

Yelp can legally raise or lower the ratings of businesses based on whether or not they choose to advertise through them. Source

#BecauseOfCOURSETheyCan

did-you-kno:

Yelp can legally raise or lower the ratings of businesses based on whether or not they choose to advertise through them. Source

#BecauseOfCOURSETheyCan

gingerb3ard:

me on the weekends like

I.  Need.  Pig.

(Source: onlylolgifs)

iraffiruse:

Frozach Submitted

that is given to you.  Drink it to remember my “Oh-YEAH”s.

komradekrisis:

twerkforyoutube:

are dogs even real

Technically, no.

I.  Need.  Dog.

We are Groot.

(Source: marvelmovies)

maisiewilliams:

if only?? notre dame was real?????

Fucking BUZZFEED.  This is why I don’t click you.

how to identify “boy” clothes and “girl” clothes

oeshka:

windschanging:

valkubus-shipper:

patrocluschironides:

are you a boy? your clothes are boy clothes.

are you a girl? your clothes are girl clothes.

are you outside the binary of boy and girl? so are your clothes.

did someone just tell you your clothes don’t match your gender identity? they are a trashcan and their clothes are trashcan clothes.

Or in the words of Eddie Izzard.. 

Because this cannot be reblogged enough.

Screaming silently in adoration

"WHEN WOMEN WEAR TROUSERS, THEY’RE NOT CROSS-DRESSING.  THEY’RE NOT WEARING ‘MEN’S TROUSERS.’"

(Source: kinginawolfsuit)

roachpatrol:

hobbitkaiju:

Men holding kittens for the first time

Video alternate title: Machismo Men Having A Feeling

I’M CRY

(Source: miaoumint)

did-you-kno:

You’re more likely to die on your way to purchase a lottery ticket than you are to win the actual lottery. Source

*if you drive.

did-you-kno:

You’re more likely to die on your way to purchase a lottery ticket than you are to win the actual lottery. Source

*if you drive.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

busket:

sixpenceee:

alloursongswillbelullabies:

sixpenceee:

Doesn’t that look beautiful?

Like something you’d find on one of those soft/nature blogs?

Well you are in for a surprise

The Bolton Strid in England is one of the most innocent looking streams. 

Though it looks like you could just hop across the rocks, but if you miss you will die for sure. It packs very rapid currents just a couple of feet below its surface. No one really knows how deep it really is. Nobody who has ever fallen into the Strid has survived. It has a 100% fatality rate.

It’s always the things I google expecting to be false that wind up being horribly true.

I forgot to add but here is a SOURCE

"It’s relatively common for people to assume they can jump the creek, walk across its stones or even wade through it (again, just looking at it, the Strid really seems to be only knee-deep in places, and certainly not the instant, precipitous drop into a watery grave that it is). Most of the time, they never even find the body. Which means there are just dozens of corpses down there, pinned to the walls of the underground chasms, waiting for you to join them…"

Ok but has anyone REALLY tried to survive that stream?
A) set up a net downstream to catch you.
B) set up a crane system that’ll pull you out when you give the signal.
C) have paramedics at the scene.
D) sounds like a slam-fucking dunk.

Friday, September 12, 2014

laurenannie:

gigimon:

beansandc0rnbread:

gigimon:

person: I remember always having to have Charizard on my team. I LOVE CHARIZARD

me: I always had to have Dewgong on my team.

person: oh I only know the original 150 pokemon

This saddens me because it may as well be true, and I love Dewgong.

this was a real conversation i had with someone

*Tina Belcher groan*

Had a fairly similar conversation with someone the other day.  Person didn’t know Slowpoke, but said he’d played the first gen.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
poppypicklesticks:

jenniferrpovey:

brandx:


Young Dad Wins Back Custody of Child Adopted Without Consent

26-year-old Jeremiah Sampson waged a three-year court battle that forced him to drop out of college to pay for legal expenses in gaining custody of his child.
Sampson drove five hours to Rolla, Mo., once or twice a week for more than six months to challenge the adoption in court. The adoptive parents threw a towel over the baby’s head in court, refusing to let him look at his birth father.
Born and raised in Coweta, Oklahoma, Sampson had four older brothers, three sisters and a mother who worked two jobs to support them all. He didn’t meet his father until he was 13 and hasn’t seen him much since. “I would never do that to my own flesh and blood,” Sampson said. “I would never walk away from my own child.”
Sampson is now suing the adoption agency for violating his parental rights by going ahead with the placement even after he objected.
Source: Tulsa World


THIS IS MONUMENTAL IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF THE ADOPTION INDUSTRY’S ALL OUT GLOBAL ASSAULT ON BLACK FAMILY PRESERVATION OMG LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS DUO LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS RULING I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT /capslock!orphan X

It should be a general rule that if a woman wants to put her child up for adoption, the biological father gets the opportunity to claim custody unless he raped her or there is a good reason he would not be considered a fit parent. Give the guy a chance - many men can be great single parents. And this guy looks like he’s doing a great job of it.

Exactly. 

poppypicklesticks:

jenniferrpovey:

brandx:

Young Dad Wins Back Custody of Child Adopted Without Consent

26-year-old Jeremiah Sampson waged a three-year court battle that forced him to drop out of college to pay for legal expenses in gaining custody of his child.

Sampson drove five hours to Rolla, Mo., once or twice a week for more than six months to challenge the adoption in court. The adoptive parents threw a towel over the baby’s head in court, refusing to let him look at his birth father.

Born and raised in Coweta, Oklahoma, Sampson had four older brothers, three sisters and a mother who worked two jobs to support them all. He didn’t meet his father until he was 13 and hasn’t seen him much since.

“I would never do that to my own flesh and blood,” Sampson said. “I would never walk away from my own child.”

Sampson is now suing the adoption agency for violating his parental rights by going ahead with the placement even after he objected.

Source: Tulsa World

THIS IS MONUMENTAL IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF THE ADOPTION INDUSTRY’S ALL OUT GLOBAL ASSAULT ON BLACK FAMILY PRESERVATION OMG LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS DUO LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS RULING I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT /capslock!orphan X

It should be a general rule that if a woman wants to put her child up for adoption, the biological father gets the opportunity to claim custody unless he raped her or there is a good reason he would not be considered a fit parent. Give the guy a chance - many men can be great single parents. And this guy looks like he’s doing a great job of it.

Exactly.