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kxxko:

Keep an eye on “protests” in Hong Kong - Western agitation is afoot, unless you really do still believe in “democracy” after all that has gone on lately… You didn’t think West was going to really give it back to China did you?

lmao, democracy is now a western ploy. Jesus christ the mental gymnastics people will go through to massage their hard on against the big, bad, west.

Breaking news: Obama vows to get tough on ISIS: “I’m sending the Ferguson Police Department.”

29 years ago, at just a bit past midnight on September 1st, 1985 on what otherwise would have been one of the last days of the expedition, the shift watching the video feed coming back from the remote controlled deep sea vehicle Argo began to notice what looked like debris beginning to appear, then boom. The unmistakable image of one of the Titanic’s triple furnace(actually most boilers had 6 furnaces, with 3 on each end)boilers appeared. After 73 lonely years over two miles below the ocean’s surface, the Titanic had once again had contact with people. A joint American-French team led by Dr. Robert Ballard had finally done what several before them had failed at, they found the legendary ship, and the found ship in the bow section at least was sitting relatively intact and up right. One thing that may have made the wreck so hard to discover is that when Ballard’s team did finally come across it, they found it to be around a dozen miles off of the distress position the Titanic’s crew was giving off that fateful night.

"We waited too long……Well keep checking them! Keep looking!"

"We waited too long……Well keep checking them! Keep looking!"

rmscatfish:

bennaddict1987:

I think I’m in love with Titanic designer Thomas Andrews!

That is all!

Are not we all?

wetpantaloon:

oceanicsteam:

I still can’t believe most banks actually charge a monthly fee or require your average balance to remain above a pretty decent amount for checking accounts. That’s so fucking weird. Like you don’t understand, I didn’t actually know this until a few months ago and I’m still in bewilderment over it.

I didn’t even know my bank did this until a month ago. They didn’t tell me when I opened up my account >.>

I only figured it out by seeing commercials for “no fee checking if you meet certain requirements” then went exploring this issue. Credit Unions for life yo. No minimum balance and they actually pay me a tiny fraction of interest on the almost nothing in my checking account,

iammyfather:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE
This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

“Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.
Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was
followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.
ALSO also?

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.
And yet…

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

Bitch you tried

Everybody got so wrapped up in their own agendas, they forgot: 
http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.com/2013/05/15-cops-beat-1-high-school-student.html
This is the original source of above photo.  It should be used as a call to unite, instead race baiters are using it to divide.

iammyfather:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE

This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.

Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was

followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

image

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.

ALSO also?

image

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.

And yet…

image

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

Bitch you tried

Everybody got so wrapped up in their own agendas, they forgot: 

http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.com/2013/05/15-cops-beat-1-high-school-student.html

This is the original source of above photo.  It should be used as a call to unite, instead race baiters are using it to divide.

I still can’t believe most banks actually charge a monthly fee or require your average balance to remain above a pretty decent amount for checking accounts. That’s so fucking weird. Like you don’t understand, I didn’t actually know this until a few months ago and I’m still in bewilderment over it.

forever-in-damnation:

oceanicsteam:

forever-in-damnation:

Even though we hear America called Democracy all the time we are actually a Representative Republic.

Actually we’re both. We’re a Republic because we’re not a monarchy(or one of the few outlier government types that Republic would also exclude), we’re a democracy…

Representative republic is different from a normal republic. Basically it’s a limited government where citizens vote for the representatives. The constitution never once mentions the idea of a democracy however you will find democracy in the communist manifesto claiming it’s the road to socialism. The idea of a representative republic is to protect the rights of all citizens not just the majority like it would be in a democracy. In the long run yes we have ideas from both a republic and democracy like you said but that’s what a representative republic is.

No, just no. First off, there’s no such thing as a “normal” Republic. Republicans come in all varieties. There are presidential republics and parliamentary republics, there are republics that are unitary states and there are federal republics. There are one party republics where the status is enshrined in the constitution. The election systems and levels of democracies between each vary vastly. All a Republic is is not a monarchy. It’s a nation whose government in theory derives its authority from the public, not from a king. A representative republic in the colloquial sense is just a republic that operates in a democratic manner. A representative republic in the literal sense is a redundant statement as a republic is supposed to operate as state officials representing the public. Republics don’t protect rights, this is why I specifically mentioned numerous non republics that in most measures have a higher level of civil, political and press freedom rights than the US. A constitution  guaranteeing rights enforced by an independent judiciary and legislative branch with an active investigative press and public participation in an open political system protect rights

drunk face, and big ol’ italian nose. Damn my eyes have bags under them

electricnik:

RMS Olympic in Ocean Terminal, Southampton. Postcard from Valentines.

Behind her sits one of her her running mates, White Star’s Homeric, and behind the Homeric sits Cunard’s Aquitania in the Trafalgar drydock. I don’t think there was ever an answer for the small steamer on the far left, but if I recall when this picture came up in the Olympic class liner group on FB, someone was able to pinpoint that ship in the foreground in the Empress dock(the name has escaped me though. I believe it’s a RMSP ship)

electricnik:

RMS Olympic in Ocean Terminal, Southampton. Postcard from Valentines.

Behind her sits one of her her running mates, White Star’s Homeric, and behind the Homeric sits Cunard’s Aquitania in the Trafalgar drydock. I don’t think there was ever an answer for the small steamer on the far left, but if I recall when this picture came up in the Olympic class liner group on FB, someone was able to pinpoint that ship in the foreground in the Empress dock(the name has escaped me though. I believe it’s a RMSP ship)

America is not a democracy

forever-in-damnation:

Even though we hear America called Democracy all the time we are actually a Representative Republic.

Actually we’re both. We’re a Republic because we’re not a monarchy(or one of the few outlier government types that Republic would also exclude), we’re a democracy because our political representatives are chosen in elections that are regarded as generally free and fair. The democracy part is much more important than the Republic part.

Noted non republics:
-Canada
-Australia
-Belgium
-Spain
-Sweden
- Japan-Netherlands
- New Zealand
- Denmark
- Norway

Noted Republics:
-China
-Cuba
- Russia as well as the former Soviet Union
- Vietnam
- Laos
- Syria
- Ethiopia
- Zimbabwe

fatal-conceit:

According to OECD data, corporate tax revenue increased following Canada’s corporate tax rate cuts that began in 2000. The first chart below shows the data. Corporate tax revenue as a share of GDP in Canada has averaged 3.3 percent since 2000, while it averaged 2.9 percent over the years 1988 to 2000, when Canada’s corporate tax rate was 43 percent.

The second chart shows the same data for the U.S. The U.S. corporate tax rate has remained at about 39 percent since 1988, but this has not translated into higher corporate tax revenue. For 15 years straight, Canada has raised more corporate tax revenue than the U.S., as a share of GDP. Since 2000, U.S. corporate tax revenue as a share of GDP has averaged 2.3 percent, compared to 3.3. percent in Canada.

-William McBride, Canada’s Lower Corporate Tax Rate Raises More Tax Revenue

The laffer curve:

cisheterosexuals:

i was gonna make a negative post abt myself but i found this

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Giving submachine guns designed for the Israeli military to 9 year olds can never let us down, only we can let guns down.