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June 14 2017

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tinsnip:

curious-wiccan:

Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox

did you mean: two best friends on an IMPORTANT ADVENTURE

doobiewrap:

SCREAMING

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thehappyhooker:

invaderxan:

Women who are beyond done with all of this shit.

(via)

When I look at this I feel like it should be something from 100 years ago but this is really going on right now

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Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet | Bill McKibben

yourveryeyes:

allthecanadianpolitics:

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north, at Justin Trudeau.

Look all you want, in fact – he sure is cute, the planet’s only sovereign leader who appears to have recently quit a boy band. And he’s mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate to immigrants, insistent on including women at every level of government. Give him great credit where it’s deserved: in lots of ways he’s the anti-Trump, and it’s no wonder Canadians swooned when he took over.

But when it comes to the defining issue of our day, climate change, he’s a brother to the old orange guy in Washington. 

Not rhetorically: Trudeau says all the right things, over and over. He’s got no Scott Pruitts in his cabinet: everyone who works for him says the right things. Indeed, they specialize in getting others to say them too – it was Canadian diplomats, and the country’s environment minister, Catherine McKenna, who pushed at the Paris climate talks for a tougher-than-expected goal: holding the planet’s rise in temperature to 1.5C (2.7F).

But those words are meaningless if you keep digging up more carbon and selling it to people to burn, and that’s exactly what Trudeau is doing. He’s hard at work pushing for new pipelines through Canada and the US to carry yet more oil out of Alberta’s tar sands, which is one of the greatest climate disasters on the planet.

Last month, speaking at a Houston petroleum industry gathering, he got a standing ovation from the oilmen for saying: “No country would find 173bn barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there.”

Yes, 173bn barrels is indeed the estimate for recoverable oil in the tar sands. So let’s do some math. If Canada digs up that oil and sells it to people to burn, it will produce, according to the math whizzes at Oil Change International, 30% of the carbon necessary to take us past the 1.5C target that Canada helped set in Paris.

That is to say, Canada, which represents one half of 1% of the planet’s population, is claiming the right to sell the oil that will use up a third of the earth’s remaining carbon budget. Trump is a creep and a danger and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite.

Continue Reading.

THIS.

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We normally decide how to pronounce an unfamiliar word by drawing analogies with English words we already know. For example, we knew how to pronounce “-ly” from words like “slowly,” so it isn’t too hard to figure out how to pronounce “bigly.”

But sometimes this approach runs into problems. In this case, there just aren’t any common English words ending in -efe. A wild-card search on the very comprehensive dictionary aggregator OneLook yielded the following list of words: jefe, fefe, efe, hefe, okeefe, hogrefe, keefe, reprefe, tefe and kefe. Pretty obscurefe.

So we have to search further afield. Maybe we go for the Spanish word “jefe,” meaning “boss.” Maybe we look to a different vowel, as in “fife” or “cafe.” Maybe we look to other spellings of the /f/ sound at the end of a word, like “ff” as in “fluff,” “gaffe” and “coiffe.”

The problem is that none of these is a close analogue, making it unsurprising that several Twitter polls have found that people are strongly split. But it looks like the lack of -fefe endings won’t remain true for long. People have started smashing covfefe together with other words to refer to the covfefe meme. There now exists the “threadfefe” (a thread about covfefe), an “exorfefe” (an exorcist of the word covfefe), a “presifefe” (president) and the slogan “If u think you’re above covfefe you’re part of the probfefe.”

— I wrote about the linguistics of why it’s hard to say covfefe for the Washington Post.  (via allthingslinguistic)
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clatterbane:

thechanelmuse:

Remnants of the British Black Panther’s Lost Legacy

Britain’s black power movement is at risk of being forgotten, say historians

The Cambridge academic Robin Bunce said: “There is a fundamental danger of erasing the very notion of a struggle at all. I’ve been researching this for four and a half years and there have been so many occasions when people have said to me: ‘There was no black struggle in Britain. You’re thinking of South Africa or America.’“

The narrative that feeds it is the one that Britain is the utopia of fair play. We have such a commitment to individual rights, we have such a commitment to common sense and decency that there is no systematic racism in Britain.”…

Bunce said it was not just politicians, but wider British society that would rather not dwell on the less palatable.

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captainfunkpunkandroll:

The Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers standing on post in front of the Capitol in Olympia, Washington, February 28, 1969.

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carudamon119:

こよ‏
@38sider

このクマに命を宿して欲しい

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m4zlum:

children in traditional kurdish attire

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breakfastandsocks:

twitterlols:

Im a squirrel and im about to get that nut

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annemarieandlovingit:

hellotailor:

bundyspooks:

1970s: Satanic cult attempt to “possess” a car.

isn’t it sort of easy to possess a car. like, you just inhabit it physically and then make it do whatever you want.

A fair point

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June 13 2017

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17mul:

melleauxmood:

thechronicleofshe:

sephezade:

thereasonforthewordbitch:

blackourstory:

You’ve heard about it before but… here it is. In your face. It was REAL. Black people don’t make this stuff up. 

white ppl are the devil

Never forget this fuckery.

If you don’t know what this is, its The Tuskegee Experiment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment 

“An infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service. The purpose of this study was to observe the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men in Alabama under the guise of receiving free health care from the United States government.”

“ The study was continued without informing the men they would never be treated. None of the men infected were ever told they had the disease, and none were treated with penicillin even after the antibiotic became proven for the treatment of syphilis.”

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, cited as “arguably the most infamous biomedical research study in U.S. history"led to the 1979 Belmont Report and the establishment of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). It also led to federal laws and regulations requiring Institutional Review Boards for the protection of human subjects in studies involving them.

learned about this bs in micro. it spread to the women and children. fucked up.

@lmsig
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