28 7 / 2014

agoatkid:

raphael: *looks directly into the camera like he’s on the office*

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28 7 / 2014

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28 7 / 2014

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28 7 / 2014

surrealmagicalism:

"Reading the newspaper one morning, I saw this picture of birds on the electric wires," says video creator Jarbas Agnelli.” I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.”

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28 7 / 2014

joga-luce:

when someone using homophobic slurs starts complaining that the word homophobic is being used “flagrantly, not everyone is homophobic”. (regardless of it being directed to their statements and not their “character”)

oh, you mean words have meanings and you’re being called one with the perception that it’s derogatory causes you suffering??

WOW HOW NOVEL OF AN IDEA, HOW DID YOU FIGURE THAT OUT.

.______.

"Maybe you’re straightphobic."

lolololol 

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28 7 / 2014

wendycorduroy:

sabretoothlioness:

more pokemans

pls make pokemonshaming a thing

wendycorduroy:

sabretoothlioness:

more pokemans

pls make pokemonshaming a thing

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28 7 / 2014

when someone using homophobic slurs starts complaining that the word homophobic is being used “flagrantly, not everyone is homophobic”. (regardless of it being directed to their statements and not their “character”)

oh, you mean words have meanings and you’re being called one with the perception that it’s derogatory causes you suffering??

WOW HOW NOVEL OF AN IDEA, HOW DID YOU FIGURE THAT OUT.

.______.

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28 7 / 2014

independentcreativeservices:

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The following is a summary & analysis of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article, “Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching” by Richard Delgado.

SUMMARY

Delgado attempts to shed light on a largely unknown history of Latinos, particularly Mexican-Americans in the…

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27 7 / 2014

fucknharry:

you did a great job surviving today. 

i’m proud of you. 

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26 7 / 2014

vastmachinery:

A portrait of PKD from the amazing 1975 Rolling Stone article The True Stories of Philip K. Dick, by Paul Williams.

vastmachinery:

A portrait of PKD from the amazing 1975 Rolling Stone article The True Stories of Philip K. Dick, by Paul Williams.

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26 7 / 2014

"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them."

Philip K. Dick (via hadeans)

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26 7 / 2014

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26 7 / 2014

theatlantic:

Stop Comparing the NSA to 1984 (and Start Comparing it to Philip K. Dick)

As any intelligence operative knows, isolated facts don’t tell you much. If some random person mentions a bomb somewhere on the Internet, is that a threat? A joke? A mistake?  To understand data you need a context and a narrative. You need to be able to put it in a story.
So it makes sense that, in trying to understand the intelligence community itself, journalists and reporters use stories too. The PEN American Center, a group that works to advance literature and freedom expression, just released a study looking at the metaphors reporters used to explain the revelations about NSA spying in June 2013. Examining the work of 105 authors and 60 news outlets over two months, PEN found that journalists most often used metaphors of collecting (9.31 percent), but other approaches included nautical metaphors  (tentacles, trawling, leviathan), war metaphors (blitz, invade), and metaphors of authoritarianism (totalitarian, police state, Nazi.)
PEN also found that journalists used literary analogies to try to explain NSA surveillance. Or rather, they used one literary analogy. George Orwell’s 1984 was the only work referenced.
Orwell’s ubiquity is not exactly a surprise—Rebecca Rosen wrote about how central 1984 is to these discussions here at The Atlantic last June. Still, the fact that 1984 is the only book PEN could find cited shows a striking lack of imagination. To paraphrase a quote by Benjamin Cardozo that the PEN site references, the use of Orwell seems, in this case, not to liberate thought, but to enslave it.
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theatlantic:

Stop Comparing the NSA to 1984 (and Start Comparing it to Philip K. Dick)

As any intelligence operative knows, isolated facts don’t tell you much. If some random person mentions a bomb somewhere on the Internet, is that a threat? A joke? A mistake?  To understand data you need a context and a narrative. You need to be able to put it in a story.

So it makes sense that, in trying to understand the intelligence community itself, journalists and reporters use stories too. The PEN American Center, a group that works to advance literature and freedom expression, just released a study looking at the metaphors reporters used to explain the revelations about NSA spying in June 2013. Examining the work of 105 authors and 60 news outlets over two months, PEN found that journalists most often used metaphors of collecting (9.31 percent), but other approaches included nautical metaphors  (tentacles, trawling, leviathan), war metaphors (blitz, invade), and metaphors of authoritarianism (totalitarian, police state, Nazi.)

PEN also found that journalists used literary analogies to try to explain NSA surveillance. Or rather, they used one literary analogy. George Orwell’s 1984 was the only work referenced.

Orwell’s ubiquity is not exactly a surprise—Rebecca Rosen wrote about how central 1984 is to these discussions here at The Atlantic last June. Still, the fact that 1984 is the only book PEN could find cited shows a striking lack of imagination. To paraphrase a quote by Benjamin Cardozo that the PEN site references, the use of Orwell seems, in this case, not to liberate thought, but to enslave it.

Read more. [Image: Virgin Films]

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26 7 / 2014

26 7 / 2014

politicalsexkitten:

dglsplsblg:

Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.
She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.

and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.

"Police officials said Garner had a history of arrests for selling untaxed cigarettes."
Wow these fucking pigs. Like that justifies this shit. OH NO A TALL BIG BLACK MAN HE’S SO DANGEROUS what the fuck? And the thing that pisses me off about this is that HE WAS ASTHMATIC AND SAID HE COULDNT BREATHE AND TOLD THE FUCKERS THAT AND HE WAS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH
Know what the cops did? “No no he’s okay” he’s not o-fucking-kay
He was diabetic and had asthma and stress like that coupled in with a chokehold all because of what? He wasn’t violent and if you think this isn’t cause of racist shit then you need to get in check with reality.

politicalsexkitten:

dglsplsblg:

Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.

She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.

“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.

and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.

"Police officials said Garner had a history of arrests for selling untaxed cigarettes."

Wow these fucking pigs. Like that justifies this shit. OH NO A TALL BIG BLACK MAN HE’S SO DANGEROUS what the fuck? And the thing that pisses me off about this is that HE WAS ASTHMATIC AND SAID HE COULDNT BREATHE AND TOLD THE FUCKERS THAT AND HE WAS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH

Know what the cops did? “No no he’s okay” he’s not o-fucking-kay

He was diabetic and had asthma and stress like that coupled in with a chokehold all because of what? He wasn’t violent and if you think this isn’t cause of racist shit then you need to get in check with reality.

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