1. poldberg:

    While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

    Links:

    Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

    Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

    You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

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  2.  fluxmachine gifs

    Artist Kevin Weir creates ghostly animated GIFs using Archival photos from the Library of Congress

    (Source: asylum-art, via savanna)

     
  3. micdotcom:

    Whoa, it turns out Stonehenge is much, much bigger than we originally thought

    Archaeologists working on the University of Birmingham’s Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project made the discovery after mapping the area using sophisticated surveying tools, including remote sensing techniques. 

    These devices allowed them to see the grounds underneath and around Stonehenge, and what they found is nothing short of amazing: a veritable landscape of structures.

    It’s part of a whole network of monuments | Follow micdotcom 

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  4. Sept. 11 9:25 am

    justice4mikebrown:

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  5. lickystickypickyshe:

"The Three Ninja Pigs" by Carey Rosen Schwartz. The three little pigs decide they’re not going to be bullied by the Big Bad Wolf anymore and start martial arts training.
But the first pig’s aikido lessons are boring, so he drops out, and the second brother is a little impatient and stops training, sure that he’s already mastered his jujitsu skills. And, when neither of them is quite ready when the Wolf shows up, they are very grateful that their sister has been diligently practicing her karate moves every day.

Schwartz’s rhyming text tells a clever, funny story with an important lesson about determination — and it stars a courageous Mighty Girl who saves the day! Illustrator Dan Santat’s manga-style artwork feature lovely images of Japanese architecture, as well as dynamic poses of the three warrior pigs.
Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

    lickystickypickyshe:

    "The Three Ninja Pigs" by Carey Rosen Schwartz. The three little pigs decide they’re not going to be bullied by the Big Bad Wolf anymore and start martial arts training.

    But the first pig’s aikido lessons are boring, so he drops out, and the second brother is a little impatient and stops training, sure that he’s already mastered his jujitsu skills. And, when neither of them is quite ready when the Wolf shows up, they are very grateful that their sister has been diligently practicing her karate moves every day.

    Schwartz’s rhyming text tells a clever, funny story with an important lesson about determination — and it stars a courageous Mighty Girl who saves the day! Illustrator Dan Santat’s manga-style artwork feature lovely images of Japanese architecture, as well as dynamic poses of the three warrior pigs.

    Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

    (Source: amightygirl.com)

     
  6. jetpackexhaust:

thebravewitchposts:

johnnysixpack:

jordan-n-g:

rrrick:

astrodidact:

Three years ago, researchers fired whisky to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how the conditions in space change flavours. Next month, the whisky will return to Earth.
 http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20143108-26097-2.html 

Scotland’s contribution to space research. Good job.

Not even sarcastic. Good job. I want space booze.

Whhhaaaaa?

Luke McKinney? I don’t know if you’ve heard of this, but it sounds interesting.

Haha, that’s definitely me. Already had it in an upcoming article frame, but thanks for making sure I knew! 
Cheers!

    jetpackexhaust:

    thebravewitchposts:

    johnnysixpack:

    jordan-n-g:

    rrrick:

    astrodidact:

    Three years ago, researchers fired whisky to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how the conditions in space change flavours. Next month, the whisky will return to Earth.

    Scotland’s contribution to space research. Good job.

    Not even sarcastic. Good job. I want space booze.

    Whhhaaaaa?

    Luke McKinney
    I don’t know if you’ve heard of this, but it sounds interesting.

    Haha, that’s definitely me. Already had it in an upcoming article frame, but thanks for making sure I knew! 

    Cheers!

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  7. collegehumor:

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    I’m Adam.

    -And I’m Emily.

    We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

    -But soon, we might not be able to.

    That’s because…

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    …net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

    That means that…

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    …whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

    But…

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    …America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

    If this happens…

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    …instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

    Ten years from now…

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    …your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

    Now, you might be thinking…

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    …isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

    Unfortunately…

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    …the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

    So…

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    …we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

    In a few months…

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    …the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

    —-

    Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

    IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

    All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!

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    Source Video

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  8. The video features a group of unnamed black kids, purportedly from Ferguson, reciting parts of a script that’s clearly been written by adults. A script that will make you think race is solely a black and white issue, by the way. Even if the children are from Ferguson, it’s unclear if or how they’ve been compensated. Either way, the idea that these kids are from Ferguson is paraded for consumption.

    Towards the end, a white adult and a black adult make nice and encourage viewers to buy a FCKH8.com T-shirt. Five dollars from each shirt will supposedly go to unidentified “charities working in communities to fight racism.” Which charities? Who knows! What communities? Can’t tell you.

    The video concludes with a dedication, “For Mike,” and a quiet scene from the Ferguson street on which Michael Brown was killed by officer Darren Wilson more than a month ago.

    The company behind the video, FCKH8.com, has made a name for itself selling what it calls “LGBT Equality Gear” (which sort of covers some LGB themes, but sort of leaves the T part out). It’s now trying to do the same with its “Anti-Racism Gear.” According to its website, FCKH8.com “recently became owned and managed by Synergy Media,” a corporate branding firm whose clients include Magnum bodybuilding vitamin supplements and pretty offensive “Buckeye Boob T’s” (the latter despite the fact that FCKH8.com says it’s anti-sexist).

    There’s an entire economy around black death—and this ad campaign illustrates it all too well. Ironically, this economy’s profit margins depend on upholding the very racism this video claims to want to eliminate.

    So there you have it, folks. Everything, it seems, can distilled, packaged, bought and sold—including racism.

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    This is the T-Shirt Company Making Money Off of Ferguson by Aura Bogado

    TLDR: do not buy the shirts being sold by fckh8! 

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  9. acmesalesrep:

    Between this and the whole Darren Wilson thing, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that GoFundMe is run by a bunch of right-wing douchebags.

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  10. nigga-nese:

louddmouthbrand:

Facebook and the world at large I am sharing this video to expose the excessive force by a Hammond Indiana police officer to my 17 year old niece Jada Glasper…she weighs less than 100 lbs soak and wet she was arrested, choked and punched in the face by a police officer accusing her of Jay walking when she refused the ticket due to her stating to the officer that she hadnt jaywalked…things escalated beyond the scope of the Law… As a concerned aunt and God Mother to my niece I am beyond furious and angry that our youth continues to be subject of discriminating actions by individuals and unregulated law enforcement officers that feel they can harm versus protect every day citizens especially a young 3.8 GPA.. honors student who is just starting to come into her young adulthood. Actions such as these leave me to feel extreme disgust for police officers that continue to display outright prejudices against our African American people. As a media personality and advocate for rights of all people…This will be the first of many public actions and civil rights awareness to combat the injustices to my niece and the many millions of youth such as Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown that’s has fallen victim to racial injustices. I am so blessed to say that Jada is alive and can speak for herself and bear witness to this unlawful treatment that occurred September 3 2014. I am summoning my extended relationships in friendships, family and social circles to share this posting and take action and speak up to put a end to this foolishness. Sincerely…Sabrina Sonny Jones-Smith advocate, producer and media personality of LouddMouth Radio..

They tried to arrest her for JAYWALKING.

    nigga-nese:

    louddmouthbrand:

    Facebook and the world at large I am sharing this video to expose the excessive force by a Hammond Indiana police officer to my 17 year old niece Jada Glasper…she weighs less than 100 lbs soak and wet she was arrested, choked and punched in the face by a police officer accusing her of Jay walking when she refused the ticket due to her stating to the officer that she hadnt jaywalked…things escalated beyond the scope of the Law… As a concerned aunt and God Mother to my niece I am beyond furious and angry that our youth continues to be subject of discriminating actions by individuals and unregulated law enforcement officers that feel they can harm versus protect every day citizens especially a young 3.8 GPA.. honors student who is just starting to come into her young adulthood. Actions such as these leave me to feel extreme disgust for police officers that continue to display outright prejudices against our African American people. As a media personality and advocate for rights of all people…This will be the first of many public actions and civil rights awareness to combat the injustices to my niece and the many millions of youth such as Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown that’s has fallen victim to racial injustices. I am so blessed to say that Jada is alive and can speak for herself and bear witness to this unlawful treatment that occurred September 3 2014. I am summoning my extended relationships in friendships, family and social circles to share this posting and take action and speak up to put a end to this foolishness. Sincerely…Sabrina Sonny Jones-Smith advocate, producer and media personality of LouddMouth Radio..

    They tried to arrest her for JAYWALKING.

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  11. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Heavy rain dampens the protests near the highway and at the police station in Ferguson.

    Part 6.

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  12. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Many protesters move their demonstration to the Ferguson Police Department.

    Part 5.

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  13. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

    Part 4.

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  14. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police become aggressive with protesters at highway shutdown.

    Part 3.

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  15. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Ferguson protesters gather for highway shutdown.

    Part 2

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