1. 12:31 30th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from slamwise-gamgee

    soundandsurfing:

    cocohoisbeyonce:

    telapathetic:

    my favourite thing about tumblr is there is not one mention of sports

    Oh how wrong you are you innocent little creature. You don’t understand the pain of being a sports fangirl.

    there is not one mention of sports ?

    lmao

    image

     
  2. 23:17 29th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from max-welp

    max-welp:

    Hey y’all!! I’m working on getting a skate shop off the ground in Columbus, OH!

    I know there are presently other things in the world that we could all be putting our money towards, but if you have even a little bit to spare I would be incredibly grateful.

    This is what I want to do with my life. Derby is everything to me and has changed my life in the most amazing ways… From helping me recover from an eating disorder, to being there as I found and explored my trans identity! And I know that it will continue to be an amazing source of empowerment for many many people. Starting this shop, however, means initially spending a lot of money that I don’t have right now, so I figured I would reach out to this community in hopes that some of you folks could donate or share this!

    Thank you for your consideration!!

    HELP BECAUSE AWESOME. OK? OK.

     
  3. 23:12

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    Reblogged from demianday

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    demianday:

Falling girls - Roller Darby

Yes more of this please.

    demianday:

    Falling girls - Roller Darby

    Yes more of this please.

     
  4. 23:10

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    Reblogged from the-goddamazon

    the-goddamazon:

japhers:

folwer:

but its important

IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND


I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M ON THIS FUCKING WEBSITE ANYMORE

I can’t even figure out what to say about this.  Y’all have all kinds of issues and it is wonderful.

    the-goddamazon:

    japhers:

    folwer:

    but its important

    IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND

    I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M ON THIS FUCKING WEBSITE ANYMORE

    I can’t even figure out what to say about this.  Y’all have all kinds of issues and it is wonderful.

     
  5. 11:59 25th Aug 2014

    Notes: 3798

    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    War on the poor. 

     
  6. White do-gooders, let’s get out of #Ferguson

    radicalreboot:

    A week ago I responded to a call for experienced street medics to come to Ferguson, Missouri to provide emergency first aid at the spectacular protests that have captured the imagination of the whole country and beyond. In addition to that mission of directly providing care, I’ve had two objectives: teach protesters how to stay safe and take care of each other in the streets when the cops get extra nasty, and to train locals to take over the provision of street first aid and health & safety trainings.

    You’ll notice none of this has anything to do with actually participating in the protests. You’ll also note that all of the knowledge and leadership I’m here to provide is essentially technical in nature. This despite my 22 years of protest experience—20 as an organizer, 14 as a street medic closely studying protest tactics and police crowd control operations. I also have expertise on social movement strategy and history.

    But I didn’t come here to give advice about strategy and tactics, objectives or structures, and when folks here ask my opinion on such matters, my only line is don’t listen to white people. I will tell stories that might be informative, because my “wisdom” is not proprietary. But I’m not a leader here, and I should not be, and no white person should be. Period.

    This is not our struggle. I have been beaten and falsely arrested by police, but this is still not my struggle. I recognize and validate and am in awe of everything from the rage to the discipline expressed by the people of Ferguson and the black and brown activists who’ve come to support and participate. This place and the people rising up are beautiful, and hell yes I am fortunate that I had a very valid reason to come and contribute in one small way.

    At the same time, I have been disgusted by the behavior of some white activists who have come from outside (including as nearby as St Louis) to join the protests. Many of these folks are intent on imposing their messages and their tactics on this local struggle, or pushing their way into otherwise black conversations and even meetings to contribute opinions they’re certain are vital (they’re wrong!).

    Yes, the struggle has larger implications. Yes, it affects us all. But how are we going to affect it? When it comes to participation, that makes all the difference.

    If you’re a white activist who has come to Ferguson to participate, or who is thinking about doing so, I urge you to consider what you have to offer.

    If your answer is a warm body and loud voice on the streets, keep in mind that the ratio of of locals to outsiders has shifted tremendously over the last week. And it is likely not a coincidence that far fewer locals are coming out night after night. Consider the implications of outsiders coopting or deflating an empowering local/black struggle for justice. Then choose not to come, out of respect and humility.

    If your answer is that you can offer ideology or politicization or radicalization or even just a different kind of voice, go home now. Go as fast and as far as you can. The people of Ferguson are amazing; they don’t need you. Not even a little bit.

    If you do have a technical skill of some sort and have been invited by organizers on the ground, consider passing that skill on and going home. This is what medics are focused on now, and we hope other “specialists” will do likewise. As wonderful as it is to be part of an amazing, probably historic struggle, that’s not really the point.

    This call isn’t just inspired by my own pre-existing views or observations. I’ve been talking to locals and organizers every day. Some organizations on the ground have explicitly asked that we discourage outsiders who lack specific needed skills sets from flocking to Ferguson.

    For anyone who thinks I’m advocating white folks abandon Ferguson or the broader black community: think again. I’m arguing that we aren’t needed on the front lines or in the leadership or even on the streets of this specific movement manifestation in the first place. When folks most affected by the issues at hand want help, they can ask for it. When they ask for solidarity from the outside, as they have, make an effort to provide it as requested. But don’t come rushing in here to be part of the spectacle. Just. Don’t.

     
  7. 17:41 23rd Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    So let me get this straight…

    miltonsong:

    The Ferguson police department was forced to release an incident report with the freedom of information act by the ACLU.  When the ACLU gets the report it only has Michael Brown’s date of death and nothing about the incident and it was filed two days ago.

    So that means that the Darren Wilson never filed an incident report on killing a young man and his superiors covered that up by approving and making up an incident report.

    But he’s only on administrative leave?

    Right.  America.

     
  8. 17:36

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    Reblogged from audscratprophetlilith

    Yes, wars have raged for centuries over religious disputes, or clashes between religious groups. Still, it’s wishful thinking to believe that a world without religion would be a peaceful place. Also, the implication is that only religious beliefs hinder scientific and technological progress. For example, stem cell research was hampered by the religious right. Yet scour your list of friends, family, and acquaintances, and you may notice that anti-GMO and anti-vaccination proponents are also often atheist. Atheism does not make us impervious to pseudoscience or hindrance of progress.
     
  9. 09:37

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    Reblogged from whiskeyandcupcakes

    reminder that black boys don’t need to be “good boys on the honor roll” for their lives to matter

    (Source: emojigrl)

     
  10. 11:48 21st Aug 2014

    Notes: 1482

    Reblogged from deliciouskaek

    clientsfromhell:

    I was contracted by a local business to create a logo and a website; my client said that a mutual friend referred me.  We discussed his project over the phone and he agreed to meet me at a local coffee shop to start work after the contract had been signed. 

    After receiving the signed contract and deposit, I tried to set up a meeting at our agreed upon location.  He refused to meet at the coffee shop because he said it was too loud.  He insisted that I meet him at his home at noon that day. I offered a variety of other public places – I didn’t know him, have never met him, and as a small female, I definitely did not feel comfortable meeting him by myself in his home (especially since his office was apparently in the basement).  When we couldn’t agree on a location, he asked me to go ahead and get started on the logo. We would try again another day.

    I sent the logo for review and, after a couple weeks, I received a response from him.  He demanded that I meet him in his basement at noon that next day (by myself) to discuss the logo and the website.  He (again) refused a variety of public options. I offered to meet him at his home when his wife was home from work and my husband could join us. I offered a Skype call with screen sharing. He refused both.

    It had to be at noon. At his home. In his basement. By myself.

    After we couldn’t agree on a location, he sent a series of angry emails cancelling the contract and demanding the non-refundable deposit back.  Including this:

    Client: ​And yes, my business is too important to me to discuss it in some, nasty, noisy, public, coffee shop…​

    And that mutual friend?  I called him the next day and found out that he wasn’t friends with my now ex-client and that he had never actually referred me to him!

    woah.

     
  11. 11:47

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    Reblogged from punwitch

    Tags: reblog this

    parteira:

    aka14kgold:

    mohala-sumiko:

    this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

    community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

    please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

    You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

    why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?

    hmm?

    or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?

    oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.

    i’ll wait.

     
  12. 16:14 20th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from audscratprophetlilith

    prettyblackpastel:

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Monday night. Part 6.

    [part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5]

    "Cops seem determined to press this until someone gets killed or they get the huge riot they’ve been itching for." -Matt Yglesias 

     
  13. 07:31 19th Aug 2014

    Notes: 27058

    Reblogged from bankuei

    image: Download

    jhenne-bean:

rabbivole:

once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them 
'protests turn violent'
'clashes with police'
'violence breaks out'
'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing 
all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!
i’m really tired of it

loaded language and media bias

    jhenne-bean:

    rabbivole:

    once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them 

    'protests turn violent'

    'clashes with police'

    'violence breaks out'

    'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing 

    all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!

    i’m really tired of it

    loaded language and media bias

    (Source: ursorum)

     
  14. 07:18

    Notes: 67353

    Reblogged from the-goddamazon

    amazighprincex:

    [Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

    1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

    1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

    1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

    1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

    1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

     
  15. 21:33 18th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    64,000
    — That’s how many black women are currently missing in America — but the media doesn’t seem to care (via micdotcom)