Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on the defunding of NASA.
Yeah man the future totally stopped after the 70s. Now let me get back to communicating with almost every computer on Earth via my phone that is in my pocket.
And a lot of technology in things that we use every day, like smartphones, originated at NASA. Reducing NASA funding to pitiful levels not only diminishes the amazing things we could do in space, but it impacts our everyday lives.
If you can look at this and say the media is not controlled by people who want to keep you docile and ignorant, I don’t know what else to tell you.
I’m not even entirely sure why but Fast Car by Tracy Chapman makes me want to slit my throat.
a friend writes:
Apparently, the young woman who was raped in Steubenville is essentially trapped in her house because of the extreme number of death threats and attacks she is receiving. The threats are so serious that the police have posted two officers posted at her family’s house. I can only imagine that these threats will grow as the defense attorney’s build a case based on destroying her reputation.
Large number of rape survivors already suffer from PTSD and depression. I can only imagine the trauma this poor young woman is suffering. She and her family need to know that there are people around the country who support her. In NYC, we are having a meeting on the fight against sexual violence and we’ll circulate postcards where people can write their own messages of support and send them together to the attorney. Imagine if people all across the country did this and she received more than 1,000 messages of support. Let’s make it happen. My best educated guess for where to send messages is to the OH Attorney general who is prosecuting the case:
General Mike DeWine
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
I just can’t get over how fucked up our culture is.
This girl was raped. There are videos of people fucking bragging about taking advantage of her, there are videos showing that the she was clearly incapacitated, and SHE IS RECEIVING FUCKING DEATH THREATS.
Just sit back for a moment and let it sink in just how fucked up that is.
This is what fucking happens when you make rape a joke. This is what happens when we blame the victim.
“i just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things…could be bad.”
ariel gets up on land, is promptly disrespected by every man within a ten mile radius, is horrified by all the people chomping down on her fish friends, endures multiple jokes from eric about how he liked her better when she couldn’t talk
“okay yeah i see it right now”
ariel crawls back into the ocean
Hi everyone. Please reblog this. I’ve known William since I was 3 years old. My family is worried and his parents are devastated. Please get the word out. I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping that he is safe.
Name: William Gu (Chinese-American)
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Last seen in Black North face and blue jeans.
MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON
William Gu was last seen on 03/07/13, in Brooklyn, New York. He was supposed to meet with a fellow CUNY student from Staten Island, but he never arrived. He was operating his roommate’s 1998 silver Lexus and that vehicle was found abandoned in Somerset, N.J., on 03/07/13 at 7:30 pm, in front of the Somerset Diner on Easton Avenue.
Mr. Gu suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in 2011 and as a result suffers from depression, paranoia and other psychotic behaviors. Mr. Gu has no history of violence and is afraid of the Police. According to his family, he hides when he is scared. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and the black North Face Jacket depicted above. Mr. Gu is a 22 year old Chinese male, 5’11/145 lbs., brown hair and eyes. He is fluent in Chinese and English.
He resides in both Brooklyn and Perth Amboy so investigations are being conducted in both States. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Det. G Simao (PAPD) 732-324-3813 or NJ State Police at (800) 709-7090 or the NYPD at (718) 946-3311.
Perth Amboy police Department
732 442 4400
no, not happy about my assigned gender, ty 😡
don’t pigeonhole me or assign labels that you have constructed to me 😡
go away, bye now 😡
My favorite chapter, Chapter 4, is titled, “Special treatment for lovers: Marriage, care, and amatonormativity.” Amato-what? Amatonormativity is
“the assumption that a central, exclusive, amorous relationship is normal for humans, in that it is a universally shared goal, and that such a relationship is normative, in the sense that it should be aimed at in preference to other relationship types.”
That’s not what Professor Brake believes — it is what she is critiquing. Amatonormativity, she argues, results in “the sacrifice of other relationships toand marriage and relegates and solitudinousness to cultural invisibility.”
-excerpt about the book Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law by Elizabeth Brake, from a review on the Living Single column on Psychology Today (bolding mine)
I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW