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i’m tired and weird and i only ever half know things so i spend a lot of time bullshitting

original post i know the gist of things sometimes somewhat
geopsych:

The heliopsis is starting to bloom! The overlap time between it and the oenthera is brief but glorious.

geopsych:

The heliopsis is starting to bloom! The overlap time between it and the oenthera is brief but glorious.

"In the News, Brown children matter when it is time to illustrate grief and suffering. The Brown bodies slaughtered and strewn on the streets of Chicago pepper our screens whenever CNN or the Nightly News decides to feature a segment on them. Yes, we want attention brought to these issues. But, can we do it in a way that respects the deceased? We do see White children on the screen when they go missing, or post-grief, when they have survived a trauma. And it’s usually a static photo from a happier time. In that context, images of White children are displayed with a consistency. To pull us in. To create empathy in our hearts. To keep us alert and on the lookout. White equals sympathy. What is the meaning of a deceased Brown child?"
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curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.

curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.

It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.

beautiful
"what people say [is] the creative expression of human culture. It is comprised of the values, symbols, ideas and beliefs that people hold and can be seen as a sort of text formulated by them"
-Haim Hazan, The Anthropological Discourse p. 23

neptunain:

heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”

heteronormativity

marxvx:

liberal social justice is saying “don’t discriminate against poor people” instead of “why are people poor in the fucking first place”

yup yup liberalism poverty
gaza death tw violence tw gazaunderattack
"They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run."
-"Running Orders" by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha (via hubbbaahubbbaa)
gaza gazaunderattack

invisiblelad:

theyoungturks:

Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees cited the Hobby Lobby decision to argue for their clients’ rights to perform prayers during Ramadan. However, federal courts have argued that the detainees didn’t qualify as persons under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Wow.

I swear this just reminds me more and more of Animal Farm. 

rfra gif personhood scotus guantanamo bay detainees corporations legal personhood supreme court