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nailtipflips: Tumblr has amazed me with the amount of love and support we show for each other. So many of you chipped in to help get Mari a new wheelchair, and to help Friday’s mom with some financial troubles. I’m hoping that we can do it one more time for Rosa Sparks. Irene blew through her neighborhood and left them with a mess of shit to deal with. Mainly, their power has been out for a...
Global Comment: Review: Esi Edugyan’s Half Blood... →
This is also a story about who tells stories, both directly and indirectly. The history of Germans of African descent is not widely covered in English language literature, nor is the complex racial rubric once used by the Nazis to determine which people with dark skin were the most important targets for incarceration and forcible sterilisation. Edugyan challenges readers to ask why these stories...
So in the DSK rape case, we’re supposed to believe that an African immigrant...– Sherry Wolf (via jessrosney) BLESS THIS FUCKING STATEMENT. (via jumblejo)
Why poor people support tax breaks for the rich? →
Why do lower middle-class and working class Americans support tax breaks for the rich? New research suggests it might not be about aspirations—i.e., “Maybe I could be rich someday.” Instead, says the Economist, people are more concerned with how social programs and wealth distribution might help people worse off than them become better off than them. In other words: Nobody wants to be on...
"As for the poor - fuck 'em. They're fucking...
mikroblogolas: telegantmess: scottfriday: - Jesus of Nazareth; I Economics, 4:1-2; The New Fox Bible I lolsobbed. I also just watched a Daily Show roast of Fox News commentators saying essentially this, and even though this is sarcastically funny, I’m feeling a bit disgusted with the world atm. This makes me think of the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, which obviously has the exact...
outlawmidwives: Plan on circumcising your child with a penis? iwillnotshavemyvagina: Here are some facts regarding circumcision that most parents are unaware of, and some websites and many physicians fail to mention. We thought you should know them. About 117 infants-with-penis die each year in the United States as a result of their circumcision, most from infections or blood loss. The...
microaggressions: I am a androgynous, transgendered college student though I normally present as my male birth gender. Frequently while walking around campus, I receive catcalls and horn-honks from straight men who mistake me for cisfemale. Sometimes it is followed by the guy(s) “realizing his mistake” and then threatening me for ‘deceiving’ him. Every time I hear the catcalls and horn-honks,...
The outrage about the “ground zero mosque” has turned very ugly, as this video...– Ground Zeros Slave Graves (via howtobenoladarling)
Malcolm X once said, “If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you...– Pro-War People: Stop pretending you love God (via intoxicatedspirit)
The notion that someone, somewhere might work a full-time job for more money...– pandagon.net-Time To Bring Back the Term Feudalism. (via champagnecandy) Eat the Rich. (via nezua)
"As for the poor - fuck 'em. They're fucking...
scottfriday: - Jesus of Nazareth; I Economics, 4:1-2; The New Fox Bible I lolsobbed. I also just watched a Daily Show roast of Fox News commentators saying essentially this, and even though this is sarcastically funny, I’m feeling a bit disgusted with the world atm.
So the worst seems to have passed us by in the night. Some minor flooding in areas near us but nothing in our area.
Another issue we have to keep in mind is that food discussion can be really...– Food, Glorious Food; Talking About Food From A HAES Perspective In FA Spaces from The Rotund by Marianne Kirby THIS is why I would really please ask everyone to stop trying to talk to me about food and dieting while I’m trying to eat, because I end up getting triggered and not eating, and YOU may...
-rosasparks-: I am not a huge fan of this descriptive, but I get it. And since I fall smack dab into this demographic, I spend far too much time thinking about what it means. Never mind that I was unemployed for almost 8 months so we’re already living in a massive deficit, but I have a lot of work and life experience, but in fields that do not pay a lot. I have a family, which means I have a...
hurricane (no Scorpions jokes, y'all)
Got caught in a cloudburst on my way home from the farmers market with the baby and my roommate’s 6 year old. and its been raining ever since. No major wind gusts as of yet, but the night is young.
Looking at the dictionary it would appear that the term jungle bunnies is...– Tory councillor suspended after calling rioters ‘jungle bunnies’ - Telegraph I … don’t even know what to say. “I chose something I thought was innocent and also cuddly.” THAT’S the line you’re going with? (via thecurvature) What…the fuck? I can’t even…
So I went and started a food blog. Well, food and crafts. It’ll be updated sporadically as I see the need, but I’ll share it with y’all if you’re interested. http://freakingpants.blogspot.com/
Australian state proposes law that would force... →
thecurvature: Muslim women would have to remove their veils and show their faces to police on request or risk going to prison under proposed new laws in Australia’s most populous state to be introduced to parliament next week. The New South Wales state government said Friday that under the law, police would be able to require anyone to remove a face covering for identification purposes —...
It’s just a good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor– Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) Another day another Republican making veiled “just kidding” threats against people they disagree with. (via stfuconservatives) Also in the article, Coburn says something I agree with: Coburn went on to say that most of the country’s problems were created by Congress...
So, my town is in the path of the hurricane. Nothing has started yet, but the air is so still and heavy. I haven’t seen anything quite like this that I can remember. We are going to try and hit the farmers market then gather all the small stuff out of the backyard so we don’t lose a window due to flying garden implement.
Shuai, who according to her lawyer was attempting to kill herself, not end her...– Indiana Woman Accused of “Feticide” Denied Bail | Care2 Causes (via radicallyhottoff)
THAT'S SO MAJESTIC: FAT COW →
delisubthefemmecub: innerfatgirl: Tonight I was biking my fat ass up a hill when someone drove by in a car and yelled “COW!” At first it stung a little because we all know that word is loaded with an intense history of hatred towards the feminine and is specifically linked to the size of a persons body and their perceived desirability or sexual currency in dominant culture. I kept on...
Pitocin Shortens Labor But Doesn’t Reduce... →
guerrillamamamedicine: Slow progress in labor is associated with fetal and maternal morbidity, and failure to progress is one common reason for a Caesarean section. Pitocin, a synthetic version of the pituitary hormone oxytocin, is given to increase uterine contractions and reduce the need for assisted deliveries. But an analysis published online July 6 in The Cochrane Library suggests that the...
chukalie: you really can’t hate yourself into a place where you’re “worth” loving.
So, I’m registering for fall classes today (eeeeeek!) and I’m kinda stuck between trying to get squeezed in to an online class that is full or taking one class on campus. Campus is not terribly accessible. I can take a bus straight there, but that bus takes nearly an hour and only runs once an hour. So this class would mean leaving the house at 12:30 and not getting home til 6 twice a...
Pasco couple fear losing home to foreclosure for... →
quixotess: dinoquark: Well this is all kinds of horrible. One of Moynihan’s aides, Ana Olivera, told Bullington the foreclosure could not be stopped. She wrote in a two-page letter that the payment due on Jan. 1, 2011, had been made in December. “In accordance with the Trial Payment Letter dated December 15, 2010, it indicates that if you are not able to make each payment in the month...
What to do?
With a punch of leftover peach bbq chicken sauce?
I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time—when...– Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, page 25 (via Reddit) Well, in my view “we” never exactly slid out of superstition and darkness, but I get his point and it’s certainly a prescient one. I read a lot of Sagan in junior high and high school, it was definitely formative stuff. (via zuky)
Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that...– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via sorakumiko)
Which blogging platform do y’all recommend for my food blog? I’m familiar with Blogger, but I’m not sure that’s where I want to stay. Since I trust all of you, I’m taking ideas. Fire away!
Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional,...
delalyra: thesustainablelife: Brief: But it appears that the tables are now turning. Instead of Monsanto winning against organic farmers, organic farmers can now achieve victory against Monsanto. In other words, farmers being infringed upon by the drifting of GM material into their fields now have a legal leg to stand on in the pursuit of justice against Monsanto and the other ...