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tractionism:

Over the last week or so in Australia a boy with dark skin was threatened with beheading, a woman had her head smashed against a wall and was thrown off a train, mosques and cars have been vandalised, people are being abused in the street and social media is littered with hate speech and vile comments. Kind of interesting considering most of these people justify their attacks by linking Islam to terrorism and proclaiming it’s a hateful religion from violent countries. 

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Sep 30, 2014
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Personalcreations.com has calculated how long it will take the average person to read popular books. According to the chart, all 1,084,170 words of the Harry Potter series can be read in 60.23 hours.   Source

did-you-kno:

Personalcreations.com has calculated how long it will take the average person to read popular books. According to the chart, all 1,084,170 words of the Harry Potter series can be read in 60.23 hours. Source


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Sep 30, 2014
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whitepeoplestealingculture:

clarknokent:

Bruh

whitepeoplestealingculture:

clarknokent:

Bruh

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Sep 30, 2014
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allthebeautifulthings9828:

Guys, look. They finally made a baby stroller for wheelchair-bound mothers. This is so important.

My wife is a physical therapist.  She started tearing up when I showed this to her.

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Sep 29, 2014
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sonofbaldwin:

Holy. Fucking. SHIT.

Sabrina Reid just put me on to a police dash cam video from South Carolina regarding an incident that occurred between Levar Jones and a state trooper on September 4, 2014.

The video shows a state trooper pulling up to a gas station as Jones gets out of his car.

The trooper yells for Jones to produce his license.

Jones bends into his car to get his license and the trooper opens fire and strikes the man.

Jones, in shock, backs away from the car WITH HIS HANDS IN THE AIR.

In a stunning act of inhumanity, THE TROOPER CONTINUES TO FIRE UPON JONES—WHO CLEARLY HAS HIS HANDS UP.

Jones falls to the ground and the fucking trooper yells “Get on the ground!”

The wounded Jones, already on the fucking ground, says to the trooper, “I was getting my license. You said ‘get [my] license.”

The trooper continues to treat Jones as though he were guilty of some heinous crime, talking to him as though he had already been tried, convicted, and sentenced.

He walks over to Jones and tells him to put his hands behind his back.

Jones asks, “What did I do??”

The trooper ignores him and continues to tell him to put his hands behind his back.

“Are you hit?” the trooper asks.

“I think so,” the confused Jones says. “I can’t feel my legs.”

“Why did you shoot me?” Jones asks.

“Well, you dove head first back into your car.”

NO HE DIDN’T. HE FOLLOWED YOUR ORDERS TO RETRIEVE HIS LICENSE.

“I was telling you to get out of your car,” the trooper said.

Yes, but he SHOT Jones at CLOSE RANGE even before Jones had the chance to COMPLY with the BRAND NEW ORDER the trooper gave to get out of the car. He literally FIRED ON JONES WHILE HE WAS TELLING HIM TO GET OUT OF THE CAR.

And why? Because the man unbuckled his seat belt before coming to a full stop in the gas station.

Yes, y’all.

This was all over a seat belt.

….

Look, I’m fucking tired.

I’m tired of marching.

I’m tired of praying.

I’m tired of talking.

I’m tired of singing spirituals.

I’m tired.

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Sep 29, 2014
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darjeelingandcoke said: In a rare bit of semi-positive news, Sean Groubert, the state trooper who shot Levar Jones, was both fired and arrested - he's being charged with aggravated assault and battery. Yet another example of why getting police officers on camera shouldn't even be a debate.

justice4mikebrown:

Thanks for letting me know!


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Polar bears are so well insulated by inches of blubber and fur that their heat signature is nearly invisible through infrared photography.  Source

did-you-kno:

Polar bears are so well insulated by inches of blubber and fur that their heat signature is nearly invisible through infrared photography. Source


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airagorncharda:

I’ve had a few people indicate to me that they don’t relate to Bucky’s character arc in Winter Soldier. Some went so far as to write him off as a villain and scoff at the concept of a redemption arc.

Baffled, I thought about it from their perspectives and realized that everyone I encountered who felt this way… was an able-bodied cishet white man. 

Bucky himself is a white man, and although we can speculate in the fandom about how he comes across, and how it’s up to interpretation, the writers have proven themselves to be heteronormative and were most likely writing him as a cishet white man.

And yet, his story arc is about having his voice taken from him, having his agency taken from him. He is suffering from PTSD, among other things that read as neuroatypical, he is being abused by people who have complete power over him, and his story arc, at it’s core, is about taking his agency back.

Being a cishet white character means that he is not by any means representation for any corresponding marginalized group, but his story arc is certainly relatable to marginalized people. 

Apparently it’s so unrelatable to people with privilege that they’d rather condemn him than even try to understand him, and frankly that’s a little scary. 

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