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shanetheduck:

Still can’t believe you fucking idiots actually believe the Titanic actually happened. Jesus Christ y’all are really dumb.

peakcapitolism:

oceanicsteam:

peakcapitolism:

svidrigailovskaya:

the ice bucket challenge is so absurd.

It’s the worst example of how donations to charitable causes are generally more about the donator than the cause

If it works though who cares. The challenge is asinine yet it’s raised $15 million for the ALS foundation since July 29th. For perspective the entirely of donations in 2013 was $17 million

Cool charities are still a shit way to organize health services and operate by otherizing the people you’re donating to.

Oh my god nothing good can ever happen without someone complaining about it.

peakcapitolism:

svidrigailovskaya:

the ice bucket challenge is so absurd.

It’s the worst example of how donations to charitable causes are generally more about the donator than the cause

If it works though who cares. The challenge is asinine yet it’s raised $15 million for the ALS foundation since July 29th. For perspective the entirely of donations in 2013 was $17 million

aclassicrockarchive:

They are so different; David is like the sunny day and Syd is like the night full of stars. Both are essential, they complete each other.

Holy hell, I’ve never seen this picture. David and Syd photographed together without the rest of the band in this time period(as they transitioned from Syd to Dave as guitarist/singer as Syd’s mental health deteriorated) is very moving, almost prophetic. Weirdly enough in terms of being opposites but completing each other, Dave was really not a fan of the psychedelic music Pink Floyd at the time was churning out and that he eventually had to play, he was a blues fan, but he was able to play Syd’s songs pretty well, and the future became part of music history.

aclassicrockarchive:

They are so different; David is like the sunny day and Syd is like the night full of stars. Both are essential, they complete each other.

Holy hell, I’ve never seen this picture. David and Syd photographed together without the rest of the band in this time period(as they transitioned from Syd to Dave as guitarist/singer as Syd’s mental health deteriorated) is very moving, almost prophetic. Weirdly enough in terms of being opposites but completing each other, Dave was really not a fan of the psychedelic music Pink Floyd at the time was churning out and that he eventually had to play, he was a blues fan, but he was able to play Syd’s songs pretty well, and the future became part of music history.

Syd Barrett among other accomplishments wrote one of the quirkiest love songs ever. I can’t listen to this song and not have it improve my mood even if I don’t have a mouse named Gerald.

sovietpropaganda:

magnificenttitanic:

Hello! I really loved the idea of the Titanic community sharing their collections on here, so here is mine (I will submit more images— sorry in advance for the number you’re going to get, haha): 

Photos, top-bottom/left-right:

  • This picture includes a 100 year anniversary wall hanging from the Canada Post Office, authentic Titanic coal, an authentic replica of a First Class teacup (both the coal & cup are from RMS Titanic Inc), a 100 year anniversary mug from Belfast, a clay model of the ship, several books and documentaries, and a framed replica of the New York Times article that ran the story.
  • Just a close-up of the teacup, mug, coal & Canada Post hanging.
  • Framed map of where the Titanic lies under the sea floor.
  • WSL poster, purchased from the Titanic Artifact Exhibit in 2007.
  • And, finally, the best of all, my Titanic blueprint.

Sorry for all the submissions. :)

Awesome collection, thank you! I don’t mind lots of submissions, I just put them all in one post. :) And even with all my 3-10 foot CAD, G/A, and rigging plans, it would still be nice to have that little blueprint.

I am a huuuuge Titanic nerd (well, ocean liners in general) but I guess that’s to be expected when I have her tattooed on my arm. Read my first Titanic book at 6 years old after seeing the movie and the rest is geek history.

Oh man, Exploring the Titanic, On board the Titanic, 882 1/2 Answers to your Questions about the Titanic, I owned all those books, and then gave them away, but damn those books are classics from my childhood.

Today marks the 2,000 anniversary of the death of Augustus, also known as Octavian and Gaius Octavius, one of the greatest statesmen to ever live. He is generally considered Rome’s first emperor, consolidating power behind the scenes as well as legally be given immense powers(most notably the tribunician power despite not actually being able to hold the office of Plebeian Tribune. Many Roman emperors dated their reigns from when they assumed the tribunician power) by the Senate. Augustus was always careful though to maintain the legal facade of the Republic(and factually letting the Senate retain some leeway and influence on many issues) and portraying himself as a “first among equals” among the higher echelons of government. For better or worse Augustus stopped the cut-throat politics that had characterized Rome in the century previous to his coming to power and often left Rome in civil war. His reign would begin the near two centuries of ‘Pax Romana’, a period of unprecedented prosperity and internal peace for the Roman empire before the Crisis of the Third Century would almost tear the empire apart(and in fact briefly did). Shown in the picture is the famous Augustus of Prima Porta statue as it currently looks, and what it actually looked like in its prime(scientists using ~lasers~ were able to examine surviving flakes of the original paint to determine the original colors). When looked at in modern times, Roman statues and buildings appear kind of austere and dour, but they were in fact often lively painted. Ancient Rome was a colorful city.

Today marks the 2,000 anniversary of the death of Augustus, also known as Octavian and Gaius Octavius, one of the greatest statesmen to ever live. He is generally considered Rome’s first emperor, consolidating power behind the scenes as well as legally be given immense powers(most notably the tribunician power despite not actually being able to hold the office of Plebeian Tribune. Many Roman emperors dated their reigns from when they assumed the tribunician power) by the Senate. Augustus was always careful though to maintain the legal facade of the Republic(and factually letting the Senate retain some leeway and influence on many issues) and portraying himself as a “first among equals” among the higher echelons of government. For better or worse Augustus stopped the cut-throat politics that had characterized Rome in the century previous to his coming to power and often left Rome in civil war. His reign would begin the near two centuries of ‘Pax Romana’, a period of unprecedented prosperity and internal peace for the Roman empire before the Crisis of the Third Century would almost tear the empire apart(and in fact briefly did). Shown in the picture is the famous Augustus of Prima Porta statue as it currently looks, and what it actually looked like in its prime(scientists using ~lasers~ were able to examine surviving flakes of the original paint to determine the original colors). When looked at in modern times, Roman statues and buildings appear kind of austere and dour, but they were in fact often lively painted. Ancient Rome was a colorful city.

Jesus tap-dancing christ

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system — which he said was a product of “Anglo-American civilization” — to do its job.

Following Monday night’s clashes with police in the wake of the death of slain teen Michael Brown, Kindler told MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow that Nixon had been wrong to end the curfew in Ferguson.

“I don’t understand an argument for not reinstating it,” he insisted. “I don’t understand that. I’m not trying to be overtly political. I am saying, the people of Ferguson, the people of the state of Missouri are crying out for leadership.”

Before Farrow ended the interview, he asked the lieutenant governor if he agreed with Ferguson Mayor James Knowles that “the perspective of all residents” was that there was no “racial divide” in the city.

Kinder said there was “no question” that race was playing a role in what was happening in Ferguson.

“We do not do justice in America in the streets though,” he argued. “We have legal processes that are set in motion, that are designed after centuries of Anglo-American jurisprudence tradition, they’re designed to protect the rights and liberties of everyone involved.”

“That includes the Brown family, for justice for them and for the community. It also includes the officer who has not yet been charged,” he added. “Our constitutional and our Bill of Rights protections have to be followed here, and we do not do justice in the streets.”

“That’s one of the great advances of Anglo-American civilization, is that that we do not have politicized trials. We let the justice system work it out.”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DXxItl6qmo

Fox’s Pinkerton Baselessly Speculates Michael Brown Could Have Been “High On Some Drug, Angel Dust Or PCP”
(x)Someone needs to tell FOX that 1: angel dust is PCP, and 2: 1983 called and wants it racist stereotypes back. Meanwhile elsewhere in the conservative sphere, the executive director of the Republican party in Missouri has called the voter registration drive happening in Ferguson to be “Disgusting”. The conservative reaction to these events continues to be just about as you’d expect it.
odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. So please - don’t get it twisted

Why does Ferguson have near as many cops as New Haven, a city of 130,000 with a violent crime rate over 3x that of Ferguson(going by city-data.com), does?
Wait, nvm, I forgot people have county government elsewhere, this is probably the force for the entire county.

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. So please - don’t get it twisted

Why does Ferguson have near as many cops as New Haven, a city of 130,000 with a violent crime rate over 3x that of Ferguson(going by city-data.com), does?

Wait, nvm, I forgot people have county government elsewhere, this is probably the force for the entire county.

Well, this has quickly escalated again quickly last night(not shown: reporters being harassed, arrested, and Tim from VICE actually having a cop tear off his press badge on video). Also of note, a CNN anchor says something astoundingly dumb on the air.

How many people plan to die in this family this year, jesus christ.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged U.S. authorities to protect protesters’ rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.
I’ve joked before how when people in other developed nations think about violent nations they’re afraid to visit because people have to worry about being randomly shot to death in their daily lives, they’re not talking about just Pakistan and Libya, they also mean the United States. Well, now we’ve also become the country where the UN is reminding us we have a duty to protect freedom of assembly.

America summed up(x) Also the media’s job in terms of influencing white people that Michael Brown was a vicious thug who had to be gunned down for the safety of humanity is astounding.(in reality he at most committed petty theft and the officer who murdered him didn’t know that, a theft so petty the store owners themselves never even reported it, something a good deal of the country is factually guilty of having done at one point)