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Ash, Bruh, and Community: safetytank: steppsful: songofsunset: xdominoe: purplebloodedmajesty: walkinchicken: kotaku: The End, by Alister Lockhart. Bruh, if you don’t think that having historically significant events well documented from multiple perspectives is a good thing, then idk what the hell u doin. Besides, like, that is literally a Giant Monster Rampaging Through The Town. What the fuck is the everyday person gonna do other than Tweet/Instagram/Post about it going “It’s the apocalypse you guys! Eyyyy lmao #apocalypse #deathrising #nofilter”? #like come on your cellphone may not defeat the beast#but it can gain you like 50000 followers before the skies start raining blood so#who’s the REAL winner here? (via @purplebloodedmajesty) And heck, even if your own death is inevitable getting information out could help save other people, even if it can’t save you. ‘Here are 20 livestreams of the giant tentacle monster including how it moves and attacks, how can we beat it?’ is way more useful than ‘an entire city got wiped off the map and things smell vaguely of calimari idk man’ reblogging for this perfection: ‘an entire city got wiped off the map and things smell vaguely of calimari idk man’  Point #1 on this here article talks about Robert Landsburg, a photographer who realized he wouldn’t survive the eruption of Mt St. Helens (too close to outrun the ash cloud) and used his own body to shield preserve the photos and recordings he’d been taking during the explosion these surviving photographs are still CRAZY VALUABLE to this day for the rest of the volcanologist community, since actual recordings of an in-process eruption are so dang rare on-site documentation of any major disaster is gonna be VITALLY IMPORTANT to the people who are tryna figure out how to prevent that shit tl;dr have your phone out, make your death-by-kaiju worthwhile to the scientific community
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Apparently, Target, and Tumblr: artistefish: Baby Inuyasha teething on a bone because apparently that could have happened historically and also I imagine it was Myoga’s idea.

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Ass, Fail, and Fucking: Jessica Liebman ajessicaliebman Follow Hey, I wrote something! I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear bya simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: if s An executive managing editor who has hired hundreds of people believes candidates who send thank you emails show they want the job. businessinsider.com Muging M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow White people's fixation on inconsequential social norms is a way to structurally keep out non-white people who lack the cultural capital and privilege to know every one of these inane social rules we're supposed to perform to be granted the jobs and resources we fucking deserve. Jessica Liebman @jessicaliebman Hey, I wrote something!. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. businessinsider.com/how-to-write-t.. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow As people who lack white or class privilege know, not possessing this cultural capital causes intense anxiety and alienation. Networking events, office small talk, interviews are often dreadful experiences bc we're being judged according to rules that were set up for us to fail. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow Everyone who has experienced the dread & anxiety of being in a room full of privileged white people and literally not knowing what they're talking about and second guessing everything you do, knows that these "proper politeness" rules are just a way to alienate & marginalize us. Muqing M. Zhang Follow muingmzhang These social norms of the dominant group create intense emotional strain for marginalized peoples. They cause immense mental labor for us to learn and mimic these behaviors, fear that resources will be withheld, and anxiety when we can't contort ourselves to fit their demands. thesunshineshow: kushonthecoast: siryouarebeingmocked: yourpoliticsarestupid: uncommonbish: THISTHISTHIS, and linguistic prescriptivism also falls into this category. Completely pointless, historically arbitrary way to keep TALENT + MERIT as secondary qualifiers. “First impressions matter” my ass. Get Gen Xs out of hiring positions Someone didn’t send a thank you email. I always love it when some idiot takes a single person’s actions and uses them to generalize about “white people” or “men” or whoever. white people’s fixations on inconsequential social norms Who wants to tell this guy about, say, Japanese tea ceremonies? In fact, this statement is not only racist against white people, it’s racist against non-whites too. the jobs we [CENSORED] deserve Isn’t that for the hiring manager to determine, not you? If you’re throwing this pseudoinellectual, racist, self-entitled tantrum over a single hiring manager requiring a minor courtesy, why would anyone want to hire you? Do you think most white applicants are automatically going know they should send a thank you letter? “First impressions matter” my ass. You…you do realize that concept isn’t remotely limited to Gen Xers, right? How fucking low does the bar have to be that asking for a thank you is too fucking much? Pathetic doesn’t even begin to cover it. I thought it was common sense to say thank you for getting hired but it turns out I’ve been a superior, high class white male all along. I learn so much on Tumblr everyday. “nonwhites are idiotic caveman with zero basic social skills” sounds kind of racist to me.
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Ass, Fail, and Fucking: Jessica Liebman ajessicaliebman Follow Hey, I wrote something! I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear bya simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: if s An executive managing editor who has hired hundreds of people believes candidates who send thank you emails show they want the job. businessinsider.com Muging M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow White people's fixation on inconsequential social norms is a way to structurally keep out non-white people who lack the cultural capital and privilege to know every one of these inane social rules we're supposed to perform to be granted the jobs and resources we fucking deserve. Jessica Liebman @jessicaliebman Hey, I wrote something!. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. businessinsider.com/how-to-write-t.. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow As people who lack white or class privilege know, not possessing this cultural capital causes intense anxiety and alienation. Networking events, office small talk, interviews are often dreadful experiences bc we're being judged according to rules that were set up for us to fail. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow Everyone who has experienced the dread & anxiety of being in a room full of privileged white people and literally not knowing what they're talking about and second guessing everything you do, knows that these "proper politeness" rules are just a way to alienate & marginalize us. Muqing M. Zhang Follow muingmzhang These social norms of the dominant group create intense emotional strain for marginalized peoples. They cause immense mental labor for us to learn and mimic these behaviors, fear that resources will be withheld, and anxiety when we can't contort ourselves to fit their demands. smaug-official: uncommonbish:THISTHISTHIS, and linguistic prescriptivism also falls into this category. Completely pointless, historically arbitrary way to keep TALENT + MERIT as secondary qualifiers. “First impressions matter” my ass. Get Gen Xs out of hiring positions Bizarre social rules like these are literally so detrimental to autistic people trying to find work, I already struggle enough with the basics of social etiquette I don’t need weird rules like these to follow…
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Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
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Books, Bored, and Call Me Maybe: Medieval Village and Bored Assholes uck stome some background: I work weekends at a small medieval village about an hour outside of town. We're not hugely popular, but we always have at least 30-50 people in the village, and it's always* the same types of people: the enthusiastic little kids in costumes, the high teenagers, the adult cosplayers the newlyweds, and the lonely bored men who want nothing more than the rush of catching you on something historically inaccurate. T play the scribe and run the bookshop, because l can do calligraphy and I know some Latin. it's primarily a store though, and people are supposed to buy books or calligraphy commissions. Mostlye just want me to write their name fancy. It's pretty straightforward But one day this guy comes wandering in with this sneer and I just know he's gonna be a dick. give him my usual scripted welcome, and out of the gate he asks how it's historically accurate for the town scribe to be a woman I have an answer prepared, saying something about my father keeping the ledgers and never having a son, so he taught me my letters and sent me to the local priest to learn my Latin. He asks a handful more uncomfortable obnoxious questions and all I can think is T'm on minimum wage to the cent, I'm stuffed into a starched frock, and l'm clearly just a local teenager" but l keep smiling and tolerating it.T answer all of his questions correctly until bored asshole (BA): "So if you learned your Latin from a priest I'm sure you can say an authentic medieval latin prayer for me now?" and I kinda freeze, because l'm Jewish and don't know any Christian prayers at all, and the only Latin I can remember was from a class project where we translated pop songs into various languages me: "eho te convenivi tamquam et hic furor est sed hic numerus meus est ita invoca me fortasse" BA is finally shut up and satisfies and leaves (without buying anything) and content not knowing that the blessing was the chorus of Call Me Maybe The most heartfelt prayer in any language
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Chicago, Definitely, and Racism: Mikki Kendall @Karnythia I always forget that people think majority white areas in the US happened organically. Or that the majority white population is an accident 7/2/17, 7:14 PM 187 Retweets 354 Likes 10 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Replying to @Karnythia Quick & dirty history lesson, without restrictive housing covenants & sundown towns & lynching & race barriers to immigration? Well... Mikki Kendall@Karnythia 1h The US as a whole would look a lot like Chicago. POC populations would be higher, the country would be majority POC 40 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Throw in the attempted genocide of Indigenous nations & the stealing of their lands & you start to get an idea of how the US got this way. 2 1 36 Mikki Kendall@Karnythia 1h Now, this is why I get so annoyed at the myth that the US was ever a "white" country. It wasn't. Stolen lands, stolen people on those lands 4 m 47 113 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Thousands of racist attempts to make it a white country later, all that shit did was delav the inevitable Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Thousands of racist attempts to make it a white country later, all that shit did was delay the inevitable Rome wasn't all white either n31 O 82 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h In fact one of the ways that imperialism & colonization ends up playing out is that eventually the "Other" outnumbers the colonizer. 10 34 V 77 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h And hey, if you built your economy on taking resources from the people you marginalized while building a myth of opportunity? We want in 2 28 O 76 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Sooner or later? This is what marginalized people have to say Welcome to this stage! odinsblog: odinsblog: jazminsthoughts: A short lesson from @karnythia. I feel like even if this wasn’t a majority white country, white supremacy would still definitely function in a way that preserves itself. Bringing this back because redlining isn’t just some old-time practice from the past. Redlining is still going on today. In 2018. Banks are currently turning away qualified black homebuyers from affluent white neighborhoods. Banks are still denying home loans to black people with excellent credit when we try to buy in mostly white neighborhoods. Video: https://youtu.be/AqaCsJXUehQ It’s organized, institutional racism. Banks will give huge home loans to poorly qualified white people to gentrify historically black neighborhoods, but not the other way around.
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Apparently, Beijing, and Obama: China has decided to ban any mention of Winnie the Pooh from all of its social media platforms Posts that mention the Chinese name of the bear were suddenly censored on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, over the Any attempts to post Winnie's name on the site returns a message: Content is illegal. And a collection of Winnie the Pooh gifs was dramatically erased from the social messaging app WeChat No official explanation has been given, but the crackdown is apparently related to comparisons of President Xi Jinping and the chubby fictional bear, which ended up going viral. The bizarre ban comes ahead of the Communist party congress in autumn. Qiao Mu, assistant professor of media at Beijing Foreign Studies University, told the FT: Historically two things have not been allowed: political organising and political action 'But this year, a third has been added to the list: talking about the president.Qiao said he knew of a number of online commentators who were detained by officials after posting about the president, adding:'I think the Winnie issue is part of this trend. Although certain words are usually banned when big political events take place, they tend to be directly related to what's going on or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), rather than about cartoon bears. Xi was first compared to Winnie the Pooh in 2013, when Barack Obama visited China. The two world leaders walking together were compared to a picture of Pooh walking with Tigger. The comparison stuck from then on. The next year, in 2014, a photo of Xi shaking hands with the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was put side-by-side with a photo of Pooh and Eeyore. 习近平 Winnie the Pooh was banned in China for looking too much like Xi Jinping

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Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear “keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help to keep that inspiration alive. It’s always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of his lasting legacy. When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits, but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine Even with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that, he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were struggling. Even though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what do you expect? Normally when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two decades later and we’re still talking about this man. After we finished his first Source cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed afterwards. We would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth. He was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He took the streets with him wherever he went. The portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can look better. Once you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, ‘These are for you, Chi.’ Everybody knows the Thug Life Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head, the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could just photograph him. As a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get. Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if you wait long enough When I set out to take these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person who created them was from the community. Historically that never really happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it. I had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close. It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment. I was just there to document and make people look good. Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother. Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.

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Confederate Flag, Fucking, and Money: Al Letson @Al_Letson It's much easier to say the Civil War was about money, when your ancestors weren't the currency Jenna Abrams @Jenn_Abrams To those people, who hate the Confederate flag. Did you know that the flag and the war wasn't about slavery, it was all about money 4/24/17, 1:39 PM lordandgodoftheobvious: snommelp: argentarachnids: reverseracism: Exactly. When I was learning about The United States Civil War during my K-12 years I always found it odd that there were “arguments” that the battle was really about money/currency. Because lets be honest, HOW were they making that money? Through CHATTEL ENSLAVEMENT. Seriously I hate how white people keep skirting the issue like this. “It was about state rights” Started over the right to own slaves. To all of my fellow white people living in the South - it is our duty to keep the record straight on this. The racists who pull this revisionism won’t listen to people of color who try to correct it. Hell, they usually won’t even listen to a white man like me who speaks the truth they don’t like. But speak it anyway, and don’t let the lie go unchallenged. “The Civil War was about money!” Yes. Specifically, the money from an economy built on the backs of enslaved people. “The Civil War was about states’ rights!” Yes – whether or not Southern States had the right to enslave an entire ethnicity. “This flag is about heritage, not hate!” Yes – a heritage of enslaving an entire people group and attempting to secede rather than stop enslaving people. That’s the job for me and my fellow Southern white people. Of course, y’all up North don’t get to just sit back and relax. You’ve got your own lies to fight against – specifically, lies about racism not historically or currently being a problem up there. It was, and it is, and we’ve all got to fight against these lies however they manifest themselves around us. Anyway, according to the fucking vice president of the confederacy (content warning: this is a transcript of a speech given by the vice president of the CSA, so…you know, figure it out) the war, and the whole reason for the existence of the confederacy in the first place, was totally about slavery.
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America, Children, and Elizabeth Warren: Follow @NPR #Breaking: Democrats plan to hold the Senate floor overnight in opposition to Betsy DeVos's nomination for education secretary. Keith Boykin e @keithboykin Follow V Senate Democrats stage all-night protest against Betsy DeVos. This is Elizabeth Warren. #HoldTheFloor CSPAN U.S. SENATE SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN D-Massachusetts GSPAN C-span.org 0:38 ll Reuters Politics Follow V REUTERS ReutersPolitics ICYMI: Senator Patty Murray says Democrats will hold the floor for 24 hours in last push against DeVos nomination. reut.rs/2lhdFBL 0:35 jettestblack: micdotcom: micdotcom: Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos. “Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more  I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.
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All Lives Matter, Bailey Jay, and Black Lives Matter: #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKLIVESMATER #BLACKLIVESMATER gph.is 1 Share I Like Comment share You and 4 others ALL LIVES MATTER!!! 5 hours ago Like Reply Aunt Bootsie saying all lives matter is a way to take away power from the Black Lives Matter movement. It is equivalent to going to a walk for Breast Cancer and screaming about how there are other cancers to. It does not help the movement. I don't know if you understand that saying all lives matter is really hurtful and oppressive. We live in a society where Black men die at police hands on a daily basis for doing nothing illegal. Black men are murdered by police officers for simply existing and the police get away with it. The Black Lives Matter movement is not to say that other lives don't matter. It's saying that black lives are under constant attack in the United States. Historically the United States has through slavery, segregation, mass incarceration and brutality said that black lives don't have value. Black lives do matter and our country needs to start recognizing that. So I hope you recognize your error and never say all lives matter again because it truly is unhelpful, oppressive and ignores the fact that many people and institutions in our country only value certain people. link6echo: theeforvendetta: missgorightry: My friend just fucking destroyed her Aunt on Facebook OK WHITE GIRL YOU BETTER DRAG AUNT BOOTSIE!! Ain’t Bootsie didn’t know she was coming for that drag, but damn if she didn’t get it.
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America, Cars, and Computers: Lee Fang @lhfang When robotics/driverless cars replace 1/3 jobs in America, and the political establishment does nothing, 2016 anger will look minuscule. 11/5/16, 10:03 PM 287 RETWEETS 497 LIKES c-bassmeow: cracked-pearl-78: c-bassmeow: Shit Luddites have been making this claim since the Industrial Revolution and they are no closer to being true. While you are historically correct, many economists, tech experts (people who work with tech who are far from luddites), and even CEO’s of tech companies believe that with the increasing automation  of jobs, many jobs will go to machines and there will be a great, massive reduction in jobs. Economists both from the left and right think this is to be true since it’s already happening just not to a large extent YET. Even the Bureau of labor statistics projects massive job loss due to human jobs becoming obsolete because technological changes that make it more efficient to replace humans with machines/computers since it will be cheaper, less error, and more efficient to replace humans since machines do not need to rest, do not have families, can be worked to their extreme, and can be programmed to do something correctly all the time. Moreover with the prospect of artificial intelligence which is being invested heavily, the change might manifest more rapidly.  One remedy for this from some economists from both the left and right is to enact a universal basic income. But while I appreciate your skepticism, which is very healthy because i too have a disdain for predictions with no basis in reality or that sound alarmist- to my knowledge there seems to be a slow, growing consensus from many fields that technological progress will replace many many human jobs the extent to which they will replace them is obviously debatable but the fact that they will be replaced to some degree that affects us seems to not be. I’m sorry I can’t cite sources I’m on my phone at the moment. Also,  throughout history technological progress has always replaced jobs.  There are less shoemakers now, farmers, cashiers, and countless other positions due to technological progress. Historically though,  we have been able to replace these jobs with new ones created through social change, technological change, and other factors but I and many think that we have hit a special time in history where technology will simply take over many more jobs than we can replace.  Technological progress is so advanced now that many products that we had to buy separately are now consolidated into one (an iphone is a fax machine, a phone, a computer, a camera, a tv, etc) and at times less people are needed in the aggregate to make these products.   Lastly, and this is just semantics,  I do believe that many techno-optimists believe technological progress automatically means “good” because we associate the word technology with human advancement and because “progress” is  a word that assumes benevolence, but this is not the case. Technological and scientific progress are not inherently good.  I am no luddite and I am a lover of science BUT science and technological advancement are sometimes removed and unaware of the unintended consequences created by their advancement since we rarely know all the social, economic, political, ramifications brought by said technology/scientific discoveries at the time of their creation and birth. So to assume everything will be a positive step forward is a naive assumption not supported by data but simply a subjective feeling of comfort and happiness because tech progress is being made. So i am no luddite, but I do think there is cause this time to be healthily afraid of what is to come.  A capitalist system has historically relied on humans but when those who own the means of production switch to a more inexpensive, rational, hard working, and anti-error prone substitute …. then what happens? It has never been done before so to assume you can use history as a guide (which is usually a very intelligent move) is somewhat misguided for what is to come has never happened before. 
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America, Cars, and Computers: Lee Fang @lhfang When robotics/driverless cars replace 1/3 jobs in America, and the political establishment does nothing, 2016 anger will look minuscule. 11/5/16, 10:03 PM 287 RETWEETS 497 LIKES cracked-pearl-78: c-bassmeow: Shit Luddites have been making this claim since the Industrial Revolution and they are no closer to being true. While you are historically correct, many economists, tech experts (people who work with tech who are far from luddites), and even CEO’s of tech companies believe that with the increasing automation  of jobs, many jobs will go to machines and there will be a great, massive reduction in jobs. Economists both from the left and right think this is to be true since it’s already happening just not to a large extent YET. Even the Bureau of labor statistics projects massive job loss due to human jobs becoming obsolete because technological changes that make it more efficient to replace humans with machines/computers since it will be cheaper, less error, and more efficient to replace humans since machines do not need to rest, do not have families, can be worked to their extreme, and can be programmed to do something correctly all the time. Moreover with the prospect of artificial intelligence which is being invested heavily, the change might manifest more rapidly. One remedy for this from some economists from both the left and right is to enact a universal basic income. But while I appreciate your skepticism, which is very healthy because i too have a disdain for predictions with no basis in reality or that sound alarmist- to my knowledge there seems to be a slow, growing consensus from many fields that technological progress will replace many many human jobs the extent to which they will replace them is obviously debatable but the fact that they will be replaced to some degree that affects us seems to not be. I’m sorry I can’t cite sources I’m on my phone at the moment.Also,  throughout history technological progress has always replaced jobs.  There are less shoemakers now, farmers, cashiers, and countless other positions due to technological progress. Historically though,  we have been able to replace these jobs with new ones created through social change, technological change, and other factors but I and many think that we have hit a special time in history where technology will simply take over many more jobs than we can replace.  Technological progress is so advanced now that many products that we had to buy separately are now consolidated into one (an iphone is a fax machine, a phone, a computer, a camera, a tv, etc) and at times less people are needed in the aggregate to make these products.  Lastly, and this is just semantics,  I do believe that many techno-optimists believe technological progress automatically means “good” because we associate the word technology with human advancement and because “progress” is  a word that assumes benevolence, but this is not the case. Technological and scientific progress are not inherently good.  I am no luddite and I am a lover of science BUT science and technological advancement are sometimes removed and unaware of the unintended consequences created by their advancement since we rarely know all the social, economic, political, ramifications brought by said technology/scientific discoveries at the time of their creation and birth. So to assume everything will be a positive step forward is a naive assumption not supported by data but simply a subjective feeling of comfort and happiness because tech progress is being made. So i am no luddite, but I do think there is cause this time to be healthily afraid of what is to come.  A capitalist system has historically relied on humans but when those who own the means of production switch to a more inexpensive, rational, hard working, and anti-error prone substitute …. then what happens? It has never been done before so to assume you can use history as a guide (which is usually a very intelligent move) is somewhat misguided for what is to come has never happened before. 
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America, Anaconda, and Crazy: Lily Tang Williams @Lily4Liberty A Chinese immigrant who grew up under Mao's regime is running for U.S.Senate in Colorado. I hate to see the countryI love is becoming like the country I left Colorado, USA lily4liberty.com Lily Tang Williams@Lily4Liberty May 11 My first day in America 28 years ago with $100 borrowed, could not speak English. I am running for U.S. Senate today 9.8K 16K bill-11b: frosty-the-snowden: bill-11b: new-age-conservative: proudgayconservative: capricornicis: thenonfeministgirl: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: libertybill: matt-ruins-feminisms-shit: mr-cappadocia: America… Not all immigrants fall prey to leftist trickery…especially those who have seen where it leads already. If you’re in Colorado, you can vote for Lily Tang Williams for US Senate on November 8th 2016. Born in the wild west of China, Sichuan province before the Cultural Revolution, raised with her two sibling brothers by illiterate working-class parents, Lily grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, Communist indoctrination, and political and social chaos under Mao’s regime. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion as well as the values of perseverance and hard work.Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a faculty member of the law school for three years.  She came over to the U.S.A. in 1988 and earned a Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.Lily worked for corporations in Hong Kong and the U.S.A. as a corporate executive. Lily became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000.Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in House District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and currently State Director for Our America Initiative. The Libertarian Party of Colorado unanimously nominated Lily on March 12th as the candidate for U.S. Senate. Her name will be on the ballot this November. voting for someone who isn’t an American to the U.S. Senate She went through the process. She did so legally. She made something of herself. She is officially one of the gang. She is Chinese. I don’t care what check mark is next to her name. Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. Well, you’re wrong, so there’s always that. American citizen  ≠ American Based on that piece of paper some fucking border-hopper’s kids are suddenly just as American as somebody whose family fought in the revolution. I don’t think so.  I will never be Russian. I have no Russian blood. I can move to Russia, and imitate the Russians, but the reality is that I will never be an actual Russian. Immigration is destroying this country. America should not be the dumping spot for the rest of the world, yet that is what it has become.  Actually that’s exactly how it works and it’s *supposed* to work that way. Your idea of what it means to be an American seems alien to me. Foreign somehow. It doesn’t fit into our culture. This belief that our system is inferior, weak even… so weak that you tell us freedom must be jealously hoarded for the precious few.. For being this so called “True American” the degree of contempt you have for us is staggering. America is historically made up  of legal immigrants. All the way up until the 1900’s people were still migrating here for a better future, especially during  the World Wars. You can’t just say you have to descend from the British colonies to be a “true” American. There are plenty of legal immigrants that love this country more than to 10th gen people who were born here. southernnationalist? Oh wow. I’m shocked to see a racist is against legal immigration.  Is anyone else as depressed as I am that all these years the Democrats have been right about how many racists are left? Don’t like mass immigration from third world shitholes?Must be a fucking nazi! To be fair, though, the lady in the original post seems like she actually came here and fully embraced America rather than trying to make it like China. She’s one of the ones who did it the right way. I don’t disagree. I’m not crazy about the idea of people who weren’t born here holding federal office, but it is what it is. Fact of the matter is, we hear endlessly about how immigrants built America, and that’s true. What people seem to leave out, conveniently enough, is that the vast majority of those immigrants were from western Europe. True enough, hundreds of thousands of Chinese laborers  helped build California and the railroads. But America’s industrial super strength was built on the backs of European immigrants who were treated only marginally better than ethnic immigrants. And this is used to excuse endless immigration from South America, Mexico, the M.E., Asia, etc - all places where immigration to the US should be heavily controlled from so those who come have time to assimilate to OUR culture, language and customs - otherwise we get what we’re seeing now: people protesting an American running for an American office…….. with the fucking flag of Mexico in hand. Because they don’t like America, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in North Mexico. No different than the muslims who come here en masse and demand to have their own sharia courts, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in the American Islamic Emirates.  Wow conservative discourse is such garbage
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Donald Trump, God, and Party: 0000 AT&T LTE 6:14 PM 47% <texas-conservati... Follow texas-conservative "I don't see Democrats say #NeverSanders or #NeverHillary-are they just a lot smarter about politics than we are?" Dinesh D'Souza #dinesh d'souza #conservative #republican #tec 3 notes 3 proudblackconservative: c-bassmeow: proudblackconservative: fitotrd: proudblackconservative: Or, and I’m just spitballing here, maybe it’s because on this side we have actual standards for our candidates and prefer *not* to support fascists? If trump was the democratic candidate Democrats would defend him. Only them Conservatives be racist If Trump were the democratic candidate, he’d be a lot closer to where he actually belongs. ok that last comment was insane ….. for many reasons lmaoo  How so? Donald Trump is not a Conservative in any way, shape or form. He embodies zero conservative values. http://elementarypolitics.com/2016/03/13/donald-trump-is-objectively-not-a-conservative/ oh god here we go again. I always have this fight with “conservatives”. First of all just because Donald Trump isn’t conservative in your eyes doesn’t mean that logically he must be more of a democrat. It’s not really sensible to jump to that conclusion. If you have an argument for it then im all ears. Second of all, conservatism is not a one size fits all ideology. within conservatism there are many often opposing schools of thought. This whole notion that conservatism = small government and liberalism = big government is a false dichotomy supported by zero objective political science textbooks. You can have conservative regimes with large authoritarian governments (aka fascism as one of many examples)  and you can have in theory liberal/leftist countries with tiny governments. You can have large liberal regimes and small conservative ones etc. u get the point. Third the democratic party does not represent liberalism or all liberals (im independent and hate most democrats who are usually evil) just like the republican party does not represent conservatism.  They represent both ideologies symbolically since those are our only two choices in these two-party system obsessed nation. BUT my point is that just because Trump doesn’t fit your definition of a conservative doesn’t make him more like a democrat. He is a right winger and is using what republicans have historically used: blaming economic ills on ___ group of people. I don’t think it’s a coincidence as to why this “democrat” is the Republican frontrunner. Unless you are admitting that republican primary voters arent conservative and if thats the case then how can u trust any choice those people make lmaooo 

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Makeup, Tumblr, and Alabama: Religious affiliations of Republicans in Super Tuesday states Overall 96 who say religion Other Unaffi is very ProtestantProtestant black Prot.CatholicChristiasfaithsiated important EvangelicalMainline Historically Other 1%; 1%) 72% 15 ■ 13 Alaska 44.. 14 Arkansas 61-15 Colorado 40 19 Georgia 5712I Mass. 10I Minnesota 30 Oklahoma 56·· 21 72 1958 69 <1 14 12I 504I 4 27 10 I 58 12 72 Tennessee 67 14 Texas 4616 Virginia 4122 Tota 4717 17 12 I 15 12I 1767 13 Source: 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study, conducted June 4Sept. 30, 2014 Note: Other Christians include Mormons, Orthodox Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses and members of other, smaller Christian groups. Other faiths include Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and members of other non-Christian faiths. Don't know/refused responses not shown. Vermont Republicans are not shown separately due to insufficient sample size, although they are included in the overall tally for Republicans in the 12 Super Tuesday states. Colorado Republicans will caucus on Tuesday but will not vote directly for a presidential candidate PEW RESEARCH CENTER Religious affiliations of Democrats in Super Tuesday states Overall 96 who say religion Other Unaffi is very ProtestantProtestant black Prot.CatholicChristiasfaithsiated important EvangelicalMainlineHistorically Other Alabama 28% 10% 2167 3838 2261 39% 7% 2%) 84% Arkansas 3418 16 Colorado 11 18 10I Georgia 21 12 I 32 Mass 9 I 3732 27 Minnesota 9I Oklahoma 38 Tennessee 3913 Texas 19 Vermont 6 Virginia 17 Total 2438 285 1863 2258 50 21 2253 2553 34 4 20 15 12I 13I 14 י 12I 14 17 12 I 17 24 20 15 Source: 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study, conducted June 4-Sept. 30, 2014. Note: Other Christians include Mormons, Orthodox Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses and members of other, smaller Christian groups. Other faiths include Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and members of other non-Christian faiths. Don't know/refused responses not shown. PEW RESEARCH CENTER pewresearch: Religious groups rarely vote as a fully unified bloc, but looking at the religious makeup of individual states can help us understand the electoral landscape. A closer look at religion in the Super Tuesday states

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America, Ass, and Be Like: jgotjuice27: the-troynicole-experience: thechanelmuse: dynastylnoire: sauvamente: iverbz: juugmayne: suvnny: This is not ok. This is not ok. POC can appropriate culture too. Oh man. 2016 is so poppin. It’s only January…😧 And everyone is going to appropriating like beyonce for spring. Tell your little cousins that want to be like her that this isn’t okay The Idea that appropriation is okay starts with kids emulating or their parents allowing them to dress up as other cultures unchecked Oh no the fuck she didn’t…*massages temples*…No no and no. mood: “HOW DARE YOU ?!! WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU ! WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!! ” 2 things. 1. I get that it’s cool to be up on all the social justice lingo. It’s hip to toss around words like appropriation. BUT PLEASE be sure that in the midst of using the term, it’s used properly. There is a difference between appropriation and appreciation. The director Ben Mor ( an INDIAN MAN) discussed that his goal in choosing a direction for the video was to make sure a love and appreciation of Indian culture came through loud and clear. 2. Misdirected anger makes me giggle. People mad at Beyonce as though she designed and directed the video. This is Coldplay’s song and video. They gave the green light in the directors vision… You’ve nothing to say about that. The videos (Indian) director as well as the designers involved created the Vision and concept…. You’ve nothing to say about that…. It’s like some of y'all were just waiting for your chance to tell black people they’re guilty of appropriation too. Its Funny how each time we’re vocal about a social justice cause we constantly get hit with a rebuttal consistently trying to point out a fault of ours, while excusing other parties involved. And if I’m wrong…. Why is the discussion in a song beyonce is only featured on, centered around her versus the director/Coldplay….. I welcome outrage, but misdirected bandwagon outrage is a waste of everyone’s time….. Yeah … I think the cultural appropriation discussion on tumblr is way too simplistic. Many people within certain cultures actually consider it an honor for outsiders to wear their clothes, dance like them, etc. my family in Colombia gave my white friends ponchos and told them to wear it in America “to remember us” yet some white girl was horrified at how appropriative it was … Like what do we do in that situation? My mother almost married an Iranian/Turkish guy and people in his circle gave her traditional clothing and even DVDs on how to belly dance (I wish I were making this up lol). My best friend when I was little was Pakistani and the mom would dress me up in their traditional clothing and I would even eat with my hands with them and my dad and grandmother were given tons of jewelry and traditional clothing and were pushed to wear it lmaoo . I’m not even defending Beyoncé all I’m saying is that the discussion of cultural appropriation is extremely simplistic. In your noble attempts to be anti-imperialist I think some of you lose yourself in your theoretical mental acrobatics , disregarding other points of view that are shared by many people in said groups you’re supposedly defending. It’s called theory induced blindness and all I ask is to simply be slightly more open minded in different perspectives. Once again I’m not even defending Beyoncé , this is more about the discussion of CA in general on this one sided ass website. My only critique of the above statements is that you strip Beyoncé of any agency when you blame Coldplay and the director like she’s worth almost half a billion dollars and if she knew something was wrong she could have said something it’s BS to make her the victim IMO she’s a powerful woman legit one of the most influential and powerful singers in history. BUT the director who is of said culture I think personally has a right to promote his culture even if it’s someone who isn’t of that culture. This notion of you must only adhere strictly and purely to your own culture no exceptions is unrealistic and I think misguided in understanding how cultures work and function historically but Idk maybe it’s Cus I studied culture in a more scientific sense so I struggle to really take this CA talk a la tumblr seriously and I’m sorry if this comes off as problematic but I’m trying my best to be open minded and I’m listening. I just think there needs to be more nuance and allowance of gray area on this website. But I’m always in the minority when it comes to that opinion.
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