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Posted on 19th Aug at 6:40 PM, with 34,846 notes

sload:

The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:40 PM, with 13,665 notes

photojojo:

4,320 meters above sea level in the mountains of Chile, the El Tatio geyser has been spewing scalding hot steam for thousands of years. 

Photographer Owen Perry traveled to the remote region and captured some incredible photos of the geyser right before sunrise.

Chile’s El Tatio Geyser Captured Just Before Sunrise

via Zeutch

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:38 PM, with 11,237 notes
rfmmsd:

Artist:
Laura Shull
"Cake"
Oil on Board
2014
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rfmmsd:

Artist:

Laura Shull

"Cake"

Oil on Board

2014

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:38 PM

2 more days at work then it’s payday, 3 more days and I’m off for a week and seeing beccarghh, I cannot waaaaait

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:36 PM, with 136,808 notes

cypran:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

As another person who has been gassed at boot: Fuck you twice. Did you know that shit can MELT CONTACT LENSES TO YOUR EYES. AND the adequate warning we had in boot still wasn’t enough to keep people from FREAKING OUT and these people have NONE of that to prepare themselves. This gas is ILLEGAL for me to use overseas and we can use it stateside on the civilians I’m charged to protect? No. Never.

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:31 PM, with 50,677 notes

werlicnessebaeddon:

ghost-of-algren:

thelonelythrone:

postracialcomments:

CNN’s Jake Tapper Telling the Truth about Ferguson

Jake Tapper exposing the truth! He earned his stripes today.

dude went IN

the police are doing it to provoke the protesters into hysterics. tonight they brought out the sound cannons and the tear gas, and kept driving into the crowd to pick up and arrest protesters who were standing over the curb. it’s on the KARG Argus Radio live feed. I have been watching this for the past 5-6 hours and there was absolutely nothing about the protest that warranted this kind of behavior from the police.

the entire point is to freak out the protestors and cause chaos. that is the reason why this is happening. that is the only way i can rationalize the behavior of the police in a way that makes sense.

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:31 PM, with 108,161 notes

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:31 PM, with 108,161 notes

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:22 PM, with 3 notes
womensenews:

Critics raised free-speech concerns about a bill seeking to limit Photoshopping and other alterations in ads. Supporters argue that advertising is a special form of media since it exploits anxieties with harmful public health consequences for girls and women.
"We need to give young people the tools they need to distinguish fact from fiction," said U.S. Rep. Lois Capps of California, a Democrat, who is cosponsoring the bill with Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch, both of Florida. "This bill is a first step."
Read the full story at: http://womensenews.org/story/crime-policylegislation/140818/bill-targets-weapons-mass-perfection-advertising
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womensenews:

Critics raised free-speech concerns about a bill seeking to limit Photoshopping and other alterations in ads. Supporters argue that advertising is a special form of media since it exploits anxieties with harmful public health consequences for girls and women.

"We need to give young people the tools they need to distinguish fact from fiction," said U.S. Rep. Lois Capps of California, a Democrat, who is cosponsoring the bill with Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch, both of Florida. "This bill is a first step."

Read the full story at: http://womensenews.org/story/crime-policylegislation/140818/bill-targets-weapons-mass-perfection-advertising

Posted on 19th Aug at 6:21 PM, with 25,398 notes

micdotcom:

Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

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