markruffalo:

aos-skimmons:

so I was thinking that mark ruffalo sounds a lot like mark buffalo, and then i decided that i obviously wasn’t going to be the only one who thought about this. so i typed ‘ruffalo the buffalo’ into google images and i found these…

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i don’t know why but it made me happy 

I don’t know why but it makes me happy too.

MR. RUFFALO SIR

Iron Man Trivia Part 1/Part 2 click on pictures to read captions with more trivia

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity (9.27.14): The Lost Voices campground since Mike Brown’s murder was ransacked by police… so petty. #staywoke #farfromover

Don’t know who the Lost Voices are yet? They’re the youth brigade on the frontlines of Ferguson, leading the fight for justice for Mike Brown. (Many of those tweets you see on my posts are from LV.) Yesterday, their campsite was raided without notice. These young leaders have been under constant attack from police since protests began, but yesterday was a clear intimidation move. Well guess what— Lost Voices will not be intimidated or stopped.  Please make sure you’re showing them your love and support. Consider donating to their efforts today.

kateoplis:

Peter Stewart

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tossme:

"Keen are the eyes of the Elves."

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

What’s happening in Hong Kong?

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
  • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
  • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
  • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
  • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
  • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
  • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
  • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
  • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
  • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
  • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

More facts about Hong Kong:

  • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
  • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
  • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
  • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

I wish desperately I was still there. I wish I could go out with them and stand in solidarity. It feels like my city is tearing itself to bits and I’m not there.

Stay strong, Hong Kong.

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aboutwhitewomen:

If men aren’t allowed to have an opinion on abortion, then they shouldn’t have to contribute to federal funding of breast cancer research.

"if i cant control a woman’s body, then i want that body to die"

(p.s. anyone can get breast cancer)

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Anonymous wondered,
When do you think they actually released Steve's name to the public? Surely not during the war (in the medal scene they're giving it to "Captain America" not Captain Rogers), but how long after until his name was declassified? How long after until all their names were declassified?

historicallyaccuratesteve:

That’s a really good question, Anon!

I don’t know for sure when Steve’s name was released to the public, but in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the announcement of his disappearance appears in a newspaper on March 5, 1945, with the headline, “ROGERS DISAPPEARS.” This tells us that his name, at least, was released to the public sometime between his receipt of the serum and the plane crash. (Best guess is that his name was revealed to the public during the media frenzy around USO tour, as he was probably billed by his real name in the propaganda films.) That doesn’t mean that information regarding his whereabouts or work between the USO tour and the plane crash was readily available, nor does it mean that the rest of the Howling Commandos were publicly known.

To answer those questions, we should look at the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which was first signed into law on July 4, 1966, by President Johnson and has since been amended and expanded several times. We should also look at the classification and declassification processes of the United States.

The FOIA basically allows members of the public to request declassification of specific documents. However, the requester must be able to specify which documents they seek with reasonable certainty (you can’t try to request “any documents about X,” you have to be able to say “I’d like the documents about X from Y time period” or similar), and the government can still refuse to release them. It’s been used to request everything from documents on J. Edgar Hoover to the White House’s home-brewed beer recipe.

It’s almost guaranteed that the contributions of the Howling Commandos in the War were heavily classified (almost definitely Secret, and quite possibly Top Secret). It’s more difficult to say for certain when these things were declassified, though. (And much of it has certainly been declassified, because there wouldn’t be a Smithsonian exhibit featuring the Commandos without that happening.)

Agencies are required to declassify their documents after 25 years, unless they fall under one of the exemptions in the FOIA. Anything classified for 50 years or more must contain information on human intelligence sources, weapons of mass destruction, or have special permission. Anything older than 75 years must have special permission.

Given that the interview with Peggy from the Smithsonian exhibit took place in 1953, I think it’s reasonably safe to say that the Commandos’ names were released either during or just after the war. The specifics of their service, however, may not have been released until the 1990s, when the 50-year mark had passed. It’s also possible that some of their activities could still be classified, especially since they’ve not yet hit the 75-year mark (that will be in 2018) and since Steve is still alive and well.

equalityandthecity:

Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class

jackthevulture:

IM SCREAMIBG WITH LAUGHTER THESE GIRLS ARE MY HEROES

SHOTS FUCKING FIRED

For anyone not familiar with how modern country sounds, these girls are calling out ACTUAL songs like making blatant references to ACTUAL lyrics from other songs on the radio.

And its fucking FLAWLESS OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING.

One of the reasons I stopped listening to country was, when I was a kid, the radio was full of songs by women and songs that talked about women like they were actual people.

Now so many of the songs dont give women a personality, just describe things about them like their legs, their lips, how they look in your truck. Its just SO much objectification.

My sister just showed me this and its ADSFHASDFKLLKFH she even said she heard it on the radio im so happy

"I aint your tan legged juliet" IM SCREECHING

Malcolm X on "Progress"

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stay-human:

I remember when I first found out the truth about “Somali pirates” I got chills because of how horrific the truth was and how insanely creepily well the media had twisted the situation. Every single fucking article making it seem like these “pirates” were just after money or something holding innocent people hostage and I never gave it a second thought, why would I? There was no indication that people were trying to legitimately fight off disgusting imperialism that left nuclear waste in their waters, that over 300 people have died from radiation sickness, that Europeans have been stealing Somalia’s seafood because they overfished their own waters and the indigenous fisherman are starving and so these “pirates” emerged to deal with those stealing their country’s natural resources. The truth is enough to make anyone sick to their stomachs.

This is a great article about the truth about Somali pirates, in case anyone wants a source.

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