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August 13 2017

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mcpunnypants:

kawaiiryuko:

ok here’s an explanation I’m done now

I love how we all know exactly what this is about

OR the authors from each parallel universe swapped, and the new author went to the publisher like “you got the name of the series wrong??? also my surname??? what is going on” and they quickly changed it, never questioning this strange change over a person they’d known for years.

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insertdisc5:

davenport?

August 12 2017

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lagonegirl:

lagonegirl:

lagonegirl:

Makes me wonder what they’d write if he were white and had a past he was trying to move on from. I hate the media #Racism 

His name is Aaron Tucker.

Okay, number one, journalists are straight-up forbidden from using a person’s name unless it is a household name because if you say “Aaron Tucker did a cool thing” people don’t ask “hey what happened”, they ask “who the fuck is Aaron Tucker and why do I care?”  Number two, how do you know the writer wasn’t actively trying to change the way our society thinks about ex-cons?  Callin him by his name in the article title doesn’t help his situation, or those of any other ex-con who deals with a boatload of shit because of the stigma associated with the title.  This way, even people just skimming headlines might stop and think, “hey, maybe not all ex-cons are bad people.  Maybe people currently in prison are good people who just made a mistake, or were imprisoned unfairly.  Maybe our prison system and our prisoner-reentry systems are flawed because they screw over fine upstanding citizens, like a guy who skipped his job interview to save lives.”

Might do a fuckload more good for society as a whole to mention his status as an ex-con, demeaning and reductive as it is.  The title really boils down to “Ex-cons are good people!” and here you all are, demanding they revise it so that only Aaron Tucker is credited with being a good person.  I promise you, he’s not alone.

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infamous-legacy:

kennedying:

bemusedlybespectacled:

flockof:

stayingwoke:

intergalacticsociety:

But they aren’t documented so they wouldn’t be pa…..nvm

This is a huge misconception for regular Americans. When the government uses the phrase “undocumented” they’re using it incorrectly because if they were truly undocumented then they would’ve be in system. However these immigrants are in the system and they pay taxes, file tax returns and get no benefits that citizens and legal residents get. They also get to see ICE showing up at their doors because the government has their addresses. Fun fact. “Undocumented” workers pays $12 billion dollars every year in taxes. https://www.google.com/amp/www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2016/10/06/how-much-tax-do-americas-undocumented-immigrants-actually-pay-infographic/amp/

Reblogging for info.

“Undocumented” just means “without papers,” i.e. a social security card, valid visa, etc. They’re still on databases and whatnot, they just don’t have the documentation that allows them to reap the benefits.

so if it didn’t click- the government is aware of their presence and gladly taking their money under the table while simultaneously promoting the idea that undocumented people are a threat and encouraging hatred and distrust of them
it’s super messed up, literally the scheme of an evil villain, and it’s really happening

🗣 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles contribute more to the GDP than the state of Montana and like 5 other states

August 11 2017

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lord-brixie:

Every time I see this I’m equally unprepared for the punchline bc I forget it’s a joke until the end

August 10 2017

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swan2swan:

specsthespectraldragon:

funny-pictures-uk:

The most American thing that has ever happened

inb4 “that doesn’t look like a bald eagle” congratulations! you have been fooled by the juvenile plumage of the bald eagle. this man rescued a teenage idiot bald eagle. with a gun.

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adamtots:

buzzfeed:

sorry not sorry (by @adamtots)

I am actually sorry though.

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myjetpack:

For New Scientist
#tomgauld #cartoon #science #hell

vivisextion:

jenniferrpovey:

cinensis:

wildernesswitchery:

laughlikesomethingbroken:

muttkid:

thequantumqueer:

sissikuk:

latinagabi:

caged-freedom:

rosasdesal:

Repeat after me:
- Veganism is not affordable
- Veganism is not cruelty free
- Veganism is not the best choice for everyone

Repeat after me
-I’m an idiot and wrong.
-Veganism can be made affordable.
-Veganism is fucking cruelty free. That’s what it’s all about.
- Veganism is the best choice for everyone, if everyone did it.
-I’m a fucking asshole for making this completely wrong text post and should shut the hell up now.

Exploiting undocumented immigrants, and other workers is cruelty free?
Nearly 500,000 children as young as six harvest 25 percent of US crops.

But I guess brown people don’t fucking matter. 

People are literally starving in South America because all the Quinoa crop is being exported mainly for white vegans who want to live “cruelty-free” but don’t care about brown people as much as they do about animals.

plus, 4 of the 8 most common food allergies (soy, wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts) are common vegan substitutes.

o shit

i would literally starve to death if i couldn’t eat cheese or meats because my body cannot process nuts as they are too rough on my intestines and cause inflammation

Veganism is incredibly expensive depending on where you live, mostly if there are no local farms near you. Plant food prices skyrocket, and food deserts exist.

Veganism is not even close to cruelty free. You cannot be cruelty free in this country (USA) unless you 100% grow your own food because we use slave labor to pick it. Plus this doesn’t factor in all the harm being caused by the transport of your food, by the truck that carried it around.

Veganism is not the best choice for everyone, because some people cannot survive off of a plant based diet. I had tried for a good while, and my chronic illnesses spiked from it. Plus the constant monitoring to make sure I was receiving adequate nutrients triggered my ED to hell and back.

Veganism is a great way to start lowering your negative effect on the planet, but that is all it is, a starting place. Your work is not done just because you became vegan and you do not get to throw stones at others because you still live in a glass house.

Furthermore - it is absolutely possible to lower your footprint while still consuming animal products - you just have to be selective about what kinds and where they are sourced from. I have a permaculture based garden planned out for when we get land that actually has a smaller footprint than the typical vegan who buys everything at a store does.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Actually, none of us can survive on a plant-based diet. We cannot manufacture B12, and the so-called “plant-based” sources of B12, it turns out, don’t produce it in a form we can digest.

B12 is found in all animal products.

Additionally, although humans can manufacture taurine (only found in meat), not all of us can manufacture enough taurine. This is why some people get sick when they go vegetarian.

To survive on a vegan diet you need to artificially supplement B12 and possibly taurine. Period.

A diet that requires artificial supplementation is, by definition, unhealthy. And while the cost of vegan B12 supplements is low, when you’re already paying more for your food… Taurine supplementation, if you happen to be one of the people who needs it, is another added expense and hassle. A few vegans have also found it necessary to supplement carnitine, which is considerably more expensive. Oh, and most vegans don’t get enough calcium and end up with bone problems. Many are also Vitamin D deficient, especially if living at high latitudes, if dark skinned, or if religiously using sunscreen. And Vitamin D2 (plant derived) is not as easily absorbed as D3 (which ONLY comes from animals), so you need even more of it.

Then there’s protein.

I personally cannot properly digest nuts. I react the way lactose intolerant people do to milk if I consume pistachios, walnuts, or pecans. Almonds are actively toxic to me. Hazelnuts mess with my brain.

Because I am on thyroid medication, I am not supposed to consume large quantities of soy, as it can make my thyroid worse, throwing off my dosage. I can have some, but I cannot use it as a major protein source. This is also true for trans men (the phytoestrogens intefere with testosterone therapy), cis men with low testosterone (same reason) and women with a family history of breast cancer (elevates risk). Excessive soy consumption has also been linked to early puberty in girls (Again, phytoestrogens) and reproductive/sexual problems in both sexes. Eating a bit of soy is fine, but tofu should not be used as a meat substitute except for the occasional meal.

This limits my access to non-animal proteins to beans and grains. If I was gluten intolerant as well (I’m not, but it’s in my family), it would be a real problem. The only dairy substitute available to me is rice milk (and rice causes many of the same problems environmentally as raising beef).

Oh, but it’s better for the environment, right?

Nope.

In addition to the already-mentioned quinoa, we’re cutting down rain forest in Mexico to grow avocados. Rice production is almost as bad for the environment as factory-based beef production for similar reasons. Also, plant-based foods, esp. fruit and fresh vegetables, are more likely to end up being wasted.

Studies indicate that if we all gave up meat tomorrow, all 7 billion of us gave up animal products forever, the good side would be the reduction in antibiotic use and greenhouse gas emissions.

How about the bad side?

1.3 billion people would lose their jobs overnight. 1.3 billion. 987 of them are poor.

Another thing that Ban Eating Meat Tomorrow types forget is that veganism is not necessarily the most effective use of farmland.

Uh, what?

The statement that if everyone switched to a vegan diet we would need a fraction of our current farmland assumes all farmland is created equal.

It simply is not.

I suspect that a lot of this perspective either comes from city dwellers who have no clue about farming or from people in the US breadbasket where there is a lot of high quality farmland suitable for raising food for humans.

The last global census in 2008 said that at that time, if all 6 billion people went vegan, it would need 3,068,444,911 acres of arable land. At the time there was about 3,212,369,959 acres of arable land: That is to say land suitable for raising crops humans can eat.

However, we’re building on, or otherwise destroying, arable land at the rate of about 1% a year and the population has grown.

We literally do not have enough arable land to feed everyone a plant-based diet.

And there are parts of the world that have a worse proportion of arable land to land only suitable for pasture than the US. Scotland comes immediately to mind. People in these places would have to import most of their food. I’m not sure Iceland could survive without eating fish.

If we all gave up eating meat tomorrow many of us would starve. I’m not exaggerating or being alarmist.

I’m also not criticizing people who choose not to eat animal products (just please make sure you get the required nutrients).

I am criticizing the “I don’t eat animal products and nobody else should either” crowd. Because it’s not that simple.

Also, bluntly, vitamin B12 deficiency can cause mood disturbances and paranoia…

But again, if you have to consume artificial supplements for whatever reason (unless it’s a personal absorption issue) your diet is not healthy.

Sorry, it’s just not.

READ THIS

READ THIS GODDAMIT

itpuddle:

saying yo and yall in the same sentence is a sign of a chaotic neutral vocabulary

August 09 2017

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blacksmithanode:

blacksmithanode:

The concept of credential inflation has pissed me off ever since I learned it

If college being free for everyone would make a college education worthless you are blatantly admitting a college education exists to be a class gateway

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liberalsarecool:

liberalsarecool:

Trump bots’ and how Right Wing media utilizes their ‘fake media’.

Trump retweets fake account. #Propaganda101

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flavoracle:

derinthemadscientist:

delirieuse:

@copperbadge

The fact that this joke can be made shows that English is doing fine

If Dovin Baan ever told a single joke in his entire life, it would be this one.

And I would respect him so much more for it.

August 08 2017

tangarang:

mexicanine:

omg i found this video on youtube called “elk hunting chihuahua” and the guy is like “make sure you have a good hunting dog” and just opens his backpack to reveal his lil chihuahua named coco and tells us how amazing she is at hunting

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and then he just whips her out and says “you gotta have one of these things, they can track, and they’re just the best hunting dogs in the world” and that was the whole video and honestly i’ve never wanted a chihuahua more in my life

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IM CRYING HES HOLDING HER LIKE AN ORANGE

August 07 2017

gravemom:

veraxplus:

shacklefunk:

exchanging grammatically correct emails with adults is the most uncomfortable form of human interaction in existence

People who unironically reblog this have to psych themselves up for 15+ minutes to make phone calls

ur fucking right we do

August 06 2017

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darth-chungo:

justasmallfluff:

english-idylls:

From the 1880 Census

Occupation of 15-year-old Catharine Cudney: “Does as she pleases.”

fuck it up Catharine

Damn right I do

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nachiopistachio:

of course it does

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