We Are All In This Together


  1. leggomymeggos:

    allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

    priceofliberty:

    thefreelioness:

    The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

    If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

    via Vice:

    What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

    1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

    2. You are getting arrested. 

    3. You are getting beaten by the police.

    In category 1, you are probably not going to be like, “Oh, let me take a selfie with you fine officers so I can remember this moment,” and the other two categories are not things that the NYPD would like people on social media talking about. Additionally, the people who use Twitter a lot (and who aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog roleplayers) are the type who love fucking with authority figures. In any case, #myNYPD quickly became a trending topic in the United States, largely because people were tweeting and retweeting horrific images of police brutality perpetrated by New York City cops.

    In which the NYPD’s attempt at “public relations” backfires tremendously.

    this had me dying of laughter

    Leah! Look!

    (via handaxe)

  2. ☛ 10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

    america-wakiewakie:

    1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

    2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

    3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

    4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

    5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

    6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

    7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

    8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

    9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

    10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

    (via noelanthony)

  3. sblaufuss:

Ugh.Ours was scheduled to die in June last year because he was picked up in a city with a zero tolerance pit bull policy. He couldn’t be adopted out of the shelter without a rescue organization to sponsor him. A rescue pulled him out on the day he was to be put down.He’s the sweetest, most gentle and intelligent dog I’ve known. He loves people, and everyone he meets loves him. It breaks my heart to think a dog like this was going to be destroyed, and it brings tears to my eyes thinking about it. I can’t bring myself to think about all the other ones who were not as lucky. He’s not an exception. His breed is one of the most intelligent and gentle dog breeds. Pit bulls were bred to work alongside humans, not against them, and that is evident to anyone who spends time around them. They get a bad rap and it’s unfair.

    sblaufuss:

    Ugh.

    Ours was scheduled to die in June last year because he was picked up in a city with a zero tolerance pit bull policy. He couldn’t be adopted out of the shelter without a rescue organization to sponsor him. A rescue pulled him out on the day he was to be put down.

    He’s the sweetest, most gentle and intelligent dog I’ve known. He loves people, and everyone he meets loves him. It breaks my heart to think a dog like this was going to be destroyed, and it brings tears to my eyes thinking about it. I can’t bring myself to think about all the other ones who were not as lucky.

    He’s not an exception. His breed is one of the most intelligent and gentle dog breeds. Pit bulls were bred to work alongside humans, not against them, and that is evident to anyone who spends time around them. They get a bad rap and it’s unfair.

  4. Did you know Bob Seger wrote a book instructing farmers on how to recognize cows’ nocturnal distress calls?

    allthewhiskeyinheaven:

    It was called Working on Your Night Moos.

    (via tedfromtheinternet)

  5. ladyinterior:

    Illuminated Cut Paper Lightboxes by Hari and Deepti

    (via gatsbylives)

  6. smartgirlsattheparty:

    biomedicalephemera:

    Dr. Mary Edwards Walker’s pocket surgical kit

    Dr. Walker was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, serving during the Civil War.

    She was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1865 by President Johnson, and remains the only woman to have ever won it, to this date. Interestingly, this high honor was awarded to her (and even had a bill passed in order to make her eligible) in order to recognize her service to the country…while making sure that she didn’t receive an army commission in retirement.

    Indeed, she made less as a pensioner than the widows of most officers did, but she saw the greater honor of her Medal, wearing it every day until her death in 1917.

    Walker also campaigned as an abolitionist (prior to the war), prohibitionist, and an advocate for dress reform, citing women’s clothing as “immodest and unwieldy”. She was arrested several times in the late 1800s for “impersonating a man”, because of her trousers and top hat.

    Smart Girl Doctor Alert!!

  7. I wrote something that I tried to post when Tumblr went down for maintainence.

    It was good and now I have to type it again.

    😿😿😿

  8. oystergirlrhymes:

    This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.


    This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.

    (via citizenblue)

  9. cmacmac:

    cmacmac:

    This is my comic Blame. It’s taken me a VERY long time to create this (mentally not physically. Physically it only took me a little over a week to draw).

    Just reblogging this because no one gets to see it when it’s buried in my blog, and the whole point of the comic was to make me tell people.

    (via cubbyzissou)

  10. ☛ http://zibbyanne.tumblr.com/post/83460590175

    mattdoucette:

    zibbyanne:

    can we talk about the condescending tone dude just used to ask me “OOOH WHO LIKES SUPERHEROES?” when I put a stack of marvel stuff on the counter?? followed by a “YOU???… WELL, GOOD FOR YOU?” when I answered the question. BRO, I CAN WEAR A PETER PAN COLLAR AND…

    Even though Zibby and I have never met, I can certify she is a god damn delight.