“When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse me, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you.”—
Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)
JON STEWART, on reports that the Minnesota Vikings reversed their decision to not suspend child abuser Adrian Peterson only after major league sponsor Anheuser Busch said they were “not yet satisfied” with how the NFL handled the case, on The Daily Show.
Stewart adds, “How crazy is this — a company that sells alcohol is the moral touchstone of the NFL… Maybe one of the only substances that is proven scientifically to increase the likelihood of domestic abuse — that company is saying to the NFL, ‘You’ve got a real problem here.”
As a Muslim, my religion and personal ethics prevent me from speaking ill of the dead, as they have passed on and are no longer here to defend themselves.
But acknowledging Joan Rivers made a living off of mocking, degrading, and humiliating others for their physical appearances and saying innocent Palestinian civilians deserve to die isn’t speaking ill of her, it’s just fact.
“The Inspectorate of Constabulary says that police now tell victims of property crimes to “solve the crimes themselves,” directing them over the phone to review CCTV footage and canvas their neighbourhoods for witnesses.
The police say that in austerity Britain, they can’t give priority to property crimes and don’t have the personnel to attend the scenes of such crimes in person. However, the UK’s domestic security apparatus does have millions to squander on a full-time Julian Assange stakeout, mass surveillance, a titanic DNA database, endless and racist stop-and-frisk harassment, undercover infiltration of peaceful environmental groups, and the imprisonment of countless people convicted of petty drug crimes.”—UK police watchdog: burglary and car crime “on verge of being decriminalised” - Boing Boing (via wilwheaton)
My daughter’s iPhone was stolen and using Find My Phone, we located it. I called the police with the address, uninterested in confronting a thief by myself. They told me they don’t have the resources to look for stolen phones. That was it. The end.
Essentially, it has been decriminalized where I live. Stealing things under a value of $1,000 has no repercussions here.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”—Mark Twain (via bobbycaputo)
“Common Cause and more than 50 other advocacy groups this week called on Google to end its affiliation with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that has pushed state laws limiting the rights of cities and towns to create community-owned broadband networks. ALEC also opposes network neutrality rules that Google used to be a staunch supporter of and last month urged the FCC to quickly approve Comcast’s purchase of Time Warner Cable without imposing any regulatory conditions on the merger.”—
Just so we’re clear: Between saying Amy Winehouse’s death would be “the longest she’d go without a drink” and saying Palestinians “deserved to die”, Joan Rivers demeaned the bodies and appearances of countless women. She was NOT a feminist icon. She was not even a good human being.
She poked fun at the death’s of countless people, despite how disrespectful that might have been to their memories, or to their families. She was even quoted as saying “If Angelina Jolie died tomorrow, I would still say she was anorexic.” For people to say I’m supposed to speak respectfully of her now because she died is in direct contrast to how she lived her life. I’m just doing what Joan would have done by calling her a vacuous, petty, racist, misogynistic, vapid piece of unbiodegradable garbage that the world is a slightly better place for having lost.
being vegan is so emotionally draining like i can’t even look at someone drinking a milkshake without wanting to cry this is ridiculous if your ‘food’ makes me emotionally distressed that might be a sign that it’s not good
dude get over yourself
When a guy named cumaddict72 tells you that your frame of mind is too eccentric, that might be a sign that it’s not good.