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October 19, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype) →

greenthepress:

Climate change outranks Ebola and Isis: 

4) Climate change

Danger to Americans: Potentially dire. The greatest near-term harm may be from a rise in extreme weather events. Over the next 100 years, that could include deadly heat waves, droughts, flooding, and a rise in sea levels that would affect coastal cities.

Worst-case scenario: The world is trying to limit the global temperature rise to 2°C, because any more than that is considered dangerous. A temperature rise of 4°C would cause “substantial species extinctions” and “large risks to global and regional food security,” as well as rising sea levels, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In other words, a total catastrophe.

How freaked out should you be: If you care about the world your kids and grandkids will grow up in, pretty freaked out. Averting disaster requires immediate, massive, global cuts to carbon emissions. With the US and China particularly dragging their feet, it may simply be too late.

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October 19, 2014 at 6:42 PM

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Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

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October 19, 2014 at 6:42 PM

National policing crisis calls for national action →

National leaders are paying more attention to racial profiling and police brutality than they have in years, due to the hard work of Black youth and community leaders in Ferguson and across the country.

We have a key opportunity to transform discriminatory and violent policing nationwide.

Will you join us in calling on the federal government to implement critical reforms to end abusive, militarized, and biased policing targeting Black and brown communities?

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October 19, 2014 at 6:26 PM

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xsugar-venom:

Well, you asked.

OH GOD

okcdouchebags:

xsugar-venom:

Well, you asked.

OH GOD

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October 19, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Today, the 70th day of this nightmare, some may wonder why we have yet to stop – to stop chanting, stop marching, stop occupying .
But we have not yet found peace because we do not yet know justice. Therefore we, together with our allies, will continue to occupy the streets and the American consciousness until the book is closed.

An American Horror Story: An Open Letter from Ferguson Protesters and Allies (Oct. 17)

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October 19, 2014 at 6:25 PM

She removes her wig, her eyelashes, her makeup, never breaking eye contact with the reflection of her natural self. It’s an intimate, powerful moment television doesn’t often show: A black woman removing all the elements white supremacy tells her she has to wear to be beautiful, successful, powerful. And let’s not forget that that wasn’t just Annalise taking it off: It was Davis, too—Davis, who remains brave in a world where a New York Times critic can get away with calling her ‘less classically beautiful.’x

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October 19, 2014 at 6:24 PM

junkiepterodactyl:

jhameia:

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comeoutofthewoodwork:

fattyforever:

I remember how much her realization that she was “never going to be good enough for him” resonated with me when I first watched this movie. She decided to push herself, not to be with him, but to prove him the fuck wrong.

Strong female role models who can still wear pink and love fashion. Yes yes yes.

I FUCKING LOVE THIS MOVIE OH MY GODDDDDDDDDD

CAN WE JUST STOP FOR A SEC THO?

HE’S INSULTING HER FOR BEING DUMB

SHE GOT INTO THAT SCHOOL ON HER OWN.

WARNER NEEDED HIS DADDY TO CALL THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET IN.

I LOVE THIS MOVIE NO ONE EVEN UNDERSTANDS.

AND he was WAITLISTED. 

I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH 

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October 19, 2014 at 6:23 PM

According to a study by the St. Louis nonprofit Better Together, Ferguson receives nearly one-quarter of its revenue from court fees; for some surrounding towns it approaches 50 percent. Municipal reliance on revenue generated from traffic stops adds pressure to make more of them. One town, Sycamore Hills, has stationed a radar-gun-wielding police officer on its 250-foot northbound stretch of Interstate.

With primarily white police forces that rely disproportionately on traffic citation revenue, blacks are pulled over, cited and arrested in numbers far exceeding their population share, according to a recent report from Missouri’s attorney general. In Ferguson last year, 86 percent of stops, 92 percent of searches and 93 percent of arrests were of black people—despite the fact that police officers were far less likely to find contraband on black drivers (22 percent versus 34 percent of whites). This worsens inequality, as struggling blacks do more to fund local government than relatively affluent whites.

— The Atlantic: The Racist Housing Policies That Built Ferguson (via kileyrae)

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October 19, 2014 at 6:22 PM

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ohhaiguise:

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Okay, but this movie wins the award for Best Use of Manpain, tho.

In any other movie, Raleigh would’ve spent 90 minutes being like MY PAIN IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR STUPID WAR, and instead, he snaps back into action as soon as he meets Mako. That’s awesome. But what floors me is that he uses his own grief to help Mako survive hers. He knows how awful it is to lose your family. He knows what she’s going through. And instead of whining or thinking his pain makes him entitled to opt out of his responsibilities, he empathizes with Mako, supports her, and encourages her.

Raleigh’s greatest strength is his compassion. And that’s the kind of male hero I’d like to see on my screen, please.

Plus, like, a bazillion more movies about Mako Mori.

I have a friend who thinks Pacific Rim is the best expression of true, non-toxic, GOOD masculinity in recent times.

All agreement.

Let’s talk about Stacker Pentecost in light of this, though. Because we learn, towards the end of the movie, that the day he met Mako is the day he lost his partner. He gets out of that jaeger after having piloted it alone, after having his body burned for hours by toxic radiation, after losing the person he was mentally linked to (family? partner? friend?) and what does he do? He adopts a young girl, and more than that, he promises her her right to revenge if that’s what she wants. Tries his best to keep her safe but gives her the tools and skills and support and eventually permission to fight. Respects her enough to rely on her. Gives her a home and family and meaningful, important vocation during the goddamn apocalypse. Let’s talk about the kind of masculinity that uplifts others that completely. That takes all kinds of pain and stands up in the face of it because of the people who need to see him still standing. That has purpose and drive and passion but above all understands other people and believes in them.

Stacker fucking Pentecost everybody.

I have a friend who thinks Pacific Rim is the best expression of true, non-toxic, GOOD masculinity in recent times.

^ THIS.

i’ve got a theory about what makes the best jaeger pilots in pacific rim.  a lot of the good ones are related to each other in some way (the triplets, chuck and herc, raleigh and yancy) or are otherwise really close (the kaidonovskys).  being related gives them a more innate understanding of each other, so they can drift easier and pilot better.  makes sense.
all of the rangers in pacific rim are also incredibly willful and mentally fit. chuck’s a bit of a shit, but he knows to leave that in the shatterdome; mission time is for missions, not for shitting on other rangers.
but the best rangers?  the kind that can pilot a jaeger solo and still take down a kaiju?  they’ve got empathy.  ridiculous fucking empathy.  that empathy is what allows them to understand their copilots and drift so well with them, and maybe it’s what gives them a degree of fortitude that other pilots lack.  empathy, after all, is what helps them realize that no fight is ever just about them and the kaiju; it’s about them, the kaiju, and everybody back home.  it’s what helps them understand the fear and pain and helplessness of seven billion people.  but the rangers are not helpess, and they can do something about the fear and pain.

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October 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Judge refuses to delay hearing while attorney is on maternity leave, then humiliates her in court →

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