tantefledermaus:

notemily:

everets:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

"your bottled water habit" you mean bottled water companies

Word, stop blaming consumers for shit corporations do

Stop buying it.

If I stop buying bottled water and everyone who sees this post stops buying bottled water it’s not even going to register on the companies’ radar. We need to hold companies accountable for shit, not try to shame one person at a time into changing their habits.

your-lies-ruin-lives:

You don’t get to say an “unborn child” is just as valuable as a born child when you treat born children like they don’t exist, don’t deserve to eat, don’t deserve health care, don’t deserve safe housing, and don’t deserve the best education they can have. 

And if their parents can’t afford those things and you shame them for requesting assistance to make these things possible, you are not prolife. You are probirth, antisex, and insensitive.

zombiegraycat:

"misandry is as bad as misogyny" factoid actualy statistical error. 0 instances of misandry occur. amazingatheist georg, who lives on youtube and interprets everything that doesn’t contribute to his male privilege as misandry, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Gary would like to rewrite history. At least this little bit of it.
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confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Gary would like to rewrite history. At least this little bit of it.

Confused Cats Against Feminism is brought to you by We Hunted the Mammoth, and by YOUR KITTIES. Submit!

uusoae:

Ok but in french the sorting hat becomes le Choixpeau which is an excellent pun on choix (choice) and chapeau (hat) and I weep that this isn’t possible in English

Translation of the Harry Potter books is so fascinating.

gaywrites:

Vicky Beeching, a popular Christian singer from the U.K., came out as a gay woman last week. Since then, she’s been a vocal advocate for LGBT people and hasn’t looked back. 

Raised as a Christian, Vicky said she has known she’s gay since she was 12, but kept it under wraps because her religion made her ashamed of her feelings. Now 35, she says her faith is “stronger than ever.”

Asked by the host if she has been living a lie, Beeching responded, “That is very much what I was raised to believe. Psychologically that’s very damaging for people because it make you feel like you’re fighting against yourself.”

Beeching went on to say that we need to “accept our sexual orientation as a God-given gift.”

Lively replied, “There is no such thing as a gay person. It’s this identity you adopt.”

“I believe God has made me the way he’s made me. It’s taken me thirty-five years  to come to terms with that, and I believe that’s it’s part of my God-wired identity,” Beeching retorted.

After Lively said that God has the ability to help her “overcome  your sexual inclinations,” Beeching replied, “That kind of thinking has been so damaging to me and it damages so many people.”

Click the link above to watch Vicky school Scott Lively on why it’s a-okay to be Christian and gay. Get it, girl. 

"There is no such thing as a gay person"

postracialcomments:

atane:

atane:

This is a story that isn’t getting the traction in the press that it should. I posted the case about Howard Morgan not long ago here.
Morgan was a veteran police officer in Chicago. He is black. He was shot 28 times by 4 white officers. 21 of those shots were administered to the back of his body. Morgan never fired a weapon, and a witness corroborated that. In fact, one of the officers took Morgan’s weapon away from him. Morgan was acquitted of aggravated discharge of a weapon in 2007. 
Some key facts via this online petition

Howard Morgan’s van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done. The State only produced 3 of the 28 bullets shot into and taken from Howard Morgan’s body, whereby the rest of the 25 bullets could have shown whether or not the police officers who shot Mr. Morgan shot him with his own gun after taking it from him. Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question. The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? It doesn’t make sense.
Morgan is set to be sentenced in April. More info here.

Since people insist on contacting to tell me “not all cops”, I’ll be reblogging old posts of the most egregious cases of police brutality. This isn’t about individual “nice” cops. This is about a systemic problem. Good cops are forced to tow the line or they will get dealt with. No one is denying that cops have a tough job. Who said they didn’t? Isn’t that what they signed up for? Don’t jump in the lion’s den and then complain about lions.
The case above is about a Black Chicago cop named Howard Morgan. Why his case didn’t gain national attention beats me. He was shot 28 times by fellow officers, and 21 of those shots came from behind. He survived somehow. One officer took his weapon away from him. Black cops are not safe either.

The cops werent charged either

postracialcomments:

atane:

atane:

This is a story that isn’t getting the traction in the press that it should. I posted the case about Howard Morgan not long ago here.

Morgan was a veteran police officer in Chicago. He is black. He was shot 28 times by 4 white officers. 21 of those shots were administered to the back of his body. Morgan never fired a weapon, and a witness corroborated that. In fact, one of the officers took Morgan’s weapon away from him. Morgan was acquitted of aggravated discharge of a weapon in 2007. 

Some key facts via this online petition

Howard Morgan’s van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done.

The State only produced 3 of the 28 bullets shot into and taken from Howard Morgan’s body, whereby the rest of the 25 bullets could have shown whether or not the police officers who shot Mr. Morgan shot him with his own gun after taking it from him.

Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question.

The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? It doesn’t make sense.

Morgan is set to be sentenced in April. More info here.

Since people insist on contacting to tell me “not all cops”, I’ll be reblogging old posts of the most egregious cases of police brutality. This isn’t about individual “nice” cops. This is about a systemic problem. Good cops are forced to tow the line or they will get dealt with. No one is denying that cops have a tough job. Who said they didn’t? Isn’t that what they signed up for? Don’t jump in the lion’s den and then complain about lions.

The case above is about a Black Chicago cop named Howard Morgan. Why his case didn’t gain national attention beats me. He was shot 28 times by fellow officers, and 21 of those shots came from behind. He survived somehow. One officer took his weapon away from him. Black cops are not safe either.

The cops werent charged either

In the hardest places to live – which include large areas of Kentucky, Arkansas, Maine, New Mexico and Oregon – health problems, weight-loss diets, guns, video games and religion are all common search topics. The dark side of religion is of special interest: Antichrist has the second-highest correlation with the hardest places, and searches containing “hell” and “rapture” also make the top 10.

In the easiest places to live, the Canon Elph and other digital cameras dominate the top of the correlation list. Apparently, people in places where life seems good, including Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming and much of the large metropolitan areas of the Northeast and West Coast, want to record their lives in images.

Beyond cameras, subjects popular in the easiest places include Baby Joggers, Baby Bjorns and baby massage; Skype and Apple devices like the iPod Nano; a piece of workout equipment known as a foam roller; and various foreign destinations (Machu Picchu, New Zealand, Switzerland and Pyeongchang, the South Korean host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics).

Income has stagnated in working-class communities, which helps explain why “selling avon” and “social security checks” correlate with the hardest places from our index. Inequality in health and life expectancy has grown over the same time. And searches on diabetes, lupus, blood pressure, 1,500-calorie diets and “ssi disability” – a reference to the federal benefits program for workers with health problems – also make the list. 

no-more-ramen:

Just a quick recipe that is simple and easy. It can be made vegan, vegetarian, whichever. You can totally play around with this in a few ways, and eat whatever you want with it as well. I personally like to eat them alone or with a salad, but that’s just me. c:

- http://deusx-machina.tumblr.com/

It’s your potato baby

no-more-ramen:

Just a quick recipe that is simple and easy. It can be made vegan, vegetarian, whichever. You can totally play around with this in a few ways, and eat whatever you want with it as well. I personally like to eat them alone or with a salad, but that’s just me. c:

- http://deusx-machina.tumblr.com/

It’s your potato baby

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

curiousobsession101:

This just gets funnier the longer I stare at it.

conservacat:

youovershare:

gallifrey-feels:

nosdrinker:

andernina:

Can we talk about how Anne Hathaway’s husband Adam Shulman looks a bit like William Shakespeare… who had a wife named Anne Hathaway?

damn the illuminati’s not even trying anymore

I guess you could say that when Anne hath a Will, Anne Hathaway

No

okay I have to reblog for that pun

#mandatory

themarysue:

There’s a new Spider-Woman variant cover that is, er…. less than good. But(t) we had fun with it, anyway.

Hit the link for the rest (as well as for actual, serious commentary on the cover).

kingjaffejoffer:

laughing at how CNN went into one of the looted businesses in Ferguson and spoke to the owner. the reporter started asking all these leading questions that were clearly setting up answers that expressed anger that their businesses were broken into. 

The owner was like “actually I just want justice for Mike Brown im not worried about material things”

EXCUSE ME CAN I GET SOME HELP HERE WHERE IS THE MANAGER I DEMAND TO SEE THE MANAGER