“We criticize dictators for quelling dissent and silencing protestors with tactics like curfews, we’ll certainly speak out when it’s happening in our own backyard," he said. "The people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting.”—Amnesty International sending team to Ferguson. First time it’s deployed inside the US. (via soulsinsolidarity)
since the cops stopped wearing badges then they no longer have any official evidence that they hold legal authority to do anything. like, there’s a fucking reason cops show you their badges when they’re arresting or questioning you, and that’s so you know they’re not some random asshole in a costume.
i mean, everything they’ve done so far is illegal, but now they’re no longer abusing their power; they’ve tossed aside that power and are instead using a shitload of weapons and sheer brute force to make people do what they want. they are nothing more than random assholes in costumes.
and how much do you wanna bet at least some of those cops have gotten their non-cop racist buddies, put them in uniform, and added them to the police force with some bullshit ‘we need all the men we can get’ excuse?
“Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?”—Lea Grover, "We Don’t Play With Our Vulvas At The Table" (via themindislimitless)
“If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.”—
the worst is when you’re reading a really good book that follows multiple characters’ stories and you love it 90% of the time until it periodically switches back to that one character’s story that you just could not care less about and it’s like an entire chapter of internal groaning while waiting for the plot to switch back to a character you actually care about
can we talk about how S.H.I.E.L.D is supposedly the most elite government agency in the world and they can’t even make sure they’re not airing a baseball game from four years before steve died like wow someone got fired over that