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August 28 2017

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aberrant-eyes:

subterranean-fire:

Some facts about capitalism:

  • Artificial scarcity drives profits up
  • It is not profitable for everyone to live comfortably
  • The system demands unceasing growth and resource extraction for its own survival, in turn putting the survival of humanity and ecosystems in peril
  • The growth that arises from capital accumulation makes a select few obscenely wealthy, while most of the world lives in poverty 
  • It can be transcended

“The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed.” – William Gibson

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blackness-by-your-side:

For real, how can they say it’s “new generation” who use Bible to justify their obviously dumb-ass ideas? Medieval bigots used Bible to justify mass murders and wars. For centuries it was used to defend patriarchy, sexism, homophobia, killings… Scientific research was slowed down by religious leaders.
The only way I can compare these people to God is to say that their stupidity is divine. Why can’t they use Bible to do something certain positive?

beckyhop:

I like Kitchen Nightmares, but every so often I imagine a scenario where I’m dining out one night and suddenly Gordon Ramsay bursts out of the kitchen shouting “I’M SHUTTING IT DOWN!” and I just think Oh god what did I just eat

August 27 2017

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fireheartrises:

isaia:

itsdorkgirl:

Hurricane Harvey
Houston, Texas
August 26, 2017

* * * COPY, PASTE, SHARE * * *

If your home is taking in water, shut off power via breaker box. Elevate yourself above the water if possible, and use wood to shut off. Excessive water be extremely cautious and use a 2x4 to hit the breaker.
DO NOT go into attic if water is rising in your home unless you have an ax to break through the roof, get onto your roof instead!
Only call 911 or 713-884-3131 if your life is at risk!
National Guard/Coast Gaurd being deployed: 713-578-3000 if you need rescue.
———————–
These are other EMERGENCY NUMBERS in Houston
———————–
• City of Houston (Emergencies)
311 or 713-837-0311

• FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
1-800-525-0321

• Harris County
713-755-5000

• Office of Emergency Management
713-881-3100

• Houston American Red Cross
713-526-8300,
866-526-8300

• Flood Control
713-684-4000

• Houston TranStar (Transportation and Emergency Services)
713-881-3244

this is worse than two years ago when we had that big big flood.

please call these numbers if you stuck out.

davidalleynes:

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davidalleynes:

davidalleynes:

davidalleynes:

davidalleynes:

in case you’re wondering

re: me and hurricane harvey

for those that (somehow) don’t know, i live in houston, texas, a major city in the path of hurricane harvey (more or less). houston is more on the back end of the storm, and is at a high risk for flooding in certain areas (mostly on the southern sides, especially on the southwest side). i live on the NE side of houston and while my family and i are planning to hunker down for the next few days, we don’t anticipate any flooding or high water in our neighborhood. being on the back end of the storm, we’re not expecting any hurricane force winds, either.


harvey is set to make landfall about 4 hours south, near the corpus christi area. communities around that area are under mandatory evacuation orders because of the high wind and certainty that there will be flooding. there will almost certainly be people who lose their homes, businesses, belongings, or worse.


over the next few days and weeks, im going to do my best to blog about charities to help victims of the storm throughout texas, because make no mistake, Texas has shit infrastructure to protect people from flooding. the parts of Houston that are at greatest risk of disastrous flooding are largely populated by poor people of color, especially black and latinx people.


tl;dr: while i am not at a great personal risk from this hurricane, many others are, so please keep an eye out on my blog and others for charities helping victims of the storm and give what you can.

KHOU11 (local Houston station) is saying that the eye wall is going to hit the Port Aransas area, which is a very poor area. the storm is set to go inland as far as San Antonio and then loop back around to hit the Port Aransas/Corpus Christi area again before it finally dies out over Houston

harvey upgraded to a category 4 a few hours ago and is official making land fall in one of the poorest areas of the Texas Gulf Coast as i type this.


if you can, please donate to the Red Cross, they’ve got multiple pages up on their website on different ways you can help

You can also donate to Driscoll Children’s Hospital, a children’s hospital in Corpus Christi that will almost certainly be heavily damaged by the storm. (don’t worry, they’ve evacuated all the patients, including the most critically ill patients, to safe areas in North Texas, well out of the storm’s path)

hey what’s up it’s ya girl, back again with an update:

shit’s bad y'all.

p much all of SE Texas is being beaten by feeder bands, tornadoes are popping up in Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, and Walker County, bayous and creeks are rising to dangerous levels, and this is just Houston. This is set to go on until the middle of next week, there’s no doubt that bayous will break their banks and flood multiple areas of town (bayous, creeks, reservoirs, lakes run all throughout Houston, the whole city is a watershed for one body of water or another). I could go into a list of how bad this storm is, but it would go on for pages, so let’s cut to the chase:

If you got some cash to spare, you can give it to these charities.

  • Central Texas Red Cross (their website also has a lot of information on how to volunteer, donate blood, and where you can find a shelter)
  • Save The Children (helps families and children evacuate, creates “child friendly spaces” in shelters)
  • Austin Pets Alive! (helping to evacuate pets and shelter animals, they’re asking for foster homes and monetary donations and donations in-kind, more info at the link) 
  • Texas Diaper Bank (helps provide diapers to people who need them, not just babies but disabled individuals and seniors)
  • Driscoll Children’s Hospital (children’s hospital in Corpus Christi, they care for critically ill children and babies in the area, all patients were evacuated before the storm hit)
  • Food Banks that will need donations:
  • AirBnB activated their Disaster Response Program to connect evacuees with rental homes/rooms, free of charge. This will be active until September 1st in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. If you’re a host in one of these areas, you can volunteer to open your home to evacuees.
  • if you are in Texas and able, please donate blood. Blood banks in the South Texas and Gulf Coast area are in dire need of donations, especially O Negative blood.
  • Hello it’s me again, and I’m here to tell you that Houston is under water. This is not hyperbole.

    People are literally going up into their attics because the water rising into their homes. Friendswood is being evacuated, Brazoria County is under a mandatory evacuation order. Tornado warnings have been issued for the Med Center, University of Houston and Texas Southern University, and the Downtown areas. People have lost their homes, and their entire neighborhoods are underwater. People in the Cy-Fair area, an area that does not flood, are taking boats out to rescue neighbors who are stranded in their area. Houston ISD has cancelled class until next Tuesday, so many kids might not be able to get a regular source of food.

    If you have the ability, please donate to one of the charities above. After the storm, the affected areas will need help recovering. The various charities above will undoubtedly be calling for food donations, clothing donations, blood donations and other donations in-kind.

    If you’re in Houston and the surrounding areas, don’t try to travel. Stay home, don’t try to drive around, don’t risk the flood waters, the bayous are rising, San Jacinto creek has nearly broken its banks. Every time a major flooding incident happens, people die because they drown in their cars or because they’re walking around and they get swept away in the current. Just stay home.

    kokonutwata:

    thoroughlycollected:

    I tried my hand at making the vegetarian pasta salad recipe I bought from @kokonutwata

    It tastes great! My parents love it too and they don’t normally go in for meals with no meat. I’d call this a success!

    omg!!! it looks awesome, i’m so proud of you 😍

    i’m rlly happy it turned out so well

    brainstatic:

    silversarcasm:

    i just fucking hate this culture we’ve created where its a bad thing to help people

    like why stress “a hand-up not a hand-out!” whats wrong with a hand-out? whats wrong with sharing and giving and loving? 

    we are a social species, we thrive when we work together and help each other, this fucking capitalist hellscape we live in is not natural or good or the only way

    It’s 100% racism. Welfare was popular when the common media image of American poverty was white dust bowl farmers and Appalachians. As the go-to image of poverty shifted to urban black people, public opinion polling for welfare and related social safety net programs plummeted. This has been studied extensively.

    odinsblog:

    odinsblog:

    readyokaygo:

    Ronald Reagan visited the concentration camp Bergen-Belsin, and then shortly after went to Bitburg to place a wreath on the graves of Nazi SS. After he came back to America there was obvious outrage and he said, “They [SS troops] were victims, just as surely as the victims in the concentration camps.” What a great guy comparing Holocaust victims to the men who massacred them.

    Yup. That really happened

    Just a reminder that Ronald Reagan was horrible

    ALSO TRUMP IS NOT AN ANOMALY HE IS WHO THE REPUBLICANS REALLY WANTED

    TRUMP IS THE NATURAL PROGRESSION FROM REAGAN

    sumayyahs:

    also comparing “lemonade” to “look what you made me do” is so fucked up because taylor is crying abt how she got exposed as a liar and a snake while beyonce wrote about her pain that stems from the abuse black women are subjected to and how she was cheated on like.. dont even go there

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    thecheshirecass:

    cute-baby-animals:

    These are simply called Jungle Cats.  They seem to have huge ears, the longest legs ever and striking eyes.

    Also called reed cat or swamp cat.

    The Problem With Sense8 – Drea Merodeadora – Medium

    stitchmediamix:

    arkynn:

    The homie Drea dragged the hell outta Sense8 for its racism, homophobia and cissexism and I am alive.

    This is a fantastic piece on Sense8′s MANY problems and it goes in-depth on how the Wachowski sisters actually drop the ball on positive representation (like with race… oh boy) in the show. 

    If you didn’t get why people thought Sense8 wasn’t the perfect progressive show folks presented it as, read this article. Heck, no matter how you feel, just read this article because it goes in HARD on all of the series’ issues.

    thequantumqueer:

    Fact #1:
    laser sights don’t help your aim; they’re highly inaccurate at any range longer than a couple dozen yards and only good for rapid target acquisition

    Fact #2:
    absolutely every precision shooter knows this

    Fact #3:
    almost nobody else knows this because movies have erroneously taught people that snipers paint a red dot on the target’s chest before they shoot them

    Fact #4:
    any nazi who notices a red dot on their chest while giving a speech is going to immediately stop talking and get off the stage, probably while shitting themself

    Fact #5:
    laser pointers are cheap, legal, and easy to conceal, and unless there’s smoke or dust or something in the air, theres no way to know where it’s coming from

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    lady-feral:

    This goes for the entire alt-right movement. The transphobia, misogyny, queerphobia, racism, all of it.

    They are entirely disingenuous.

    They will always insist that you debate them and they will always lie. They twist words, move goalposts, argue semantics, nitpick loopholes… He’ll be wearing a swastika armband and tell you he’s not a Nazi. He’ll tell you he’s a white identitarian, not a white nationalist. A white nationalist but not a Nazi. He’s just here for free speech, nevermind his advocacy for running over protestors. He’s here for a nonviolent protest, nevermind the armor, club, and shield.

    We cannot take them at face value. They know that we will take them at their word, and they will lie, and lie, and lie again. This is why any dialogue that doesn’t involve a fist is ultimately pointless when fascists are involved.

    untilstarsfall:

    powertothenerd:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    I PUT THE HOUSECAT OUTSIDE FOR TWO GODDAMN MINUTES AS A JOKE AND HE COMES RUNNING IN WITH A SNAKE IN HIS MOUTH

    OH SHIT THE SNAKE IS STILL ALIVE

    THE SNAKE HAS GONE INTO THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND IM ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS

    SNAKE HAS BEEN RELEASED IN THE NEIGHBORS YARD IN A PANICKED, THROWING MOTION

    “Fucking put me outside again, bitch. See what happens.” -My Asshole Cat

    an epic saga

    @thecheshirecass

    This is why cats should stay indoors. Seriously, this was a funny post and it sounds like cat, guy, and snake all made it through ok, but cats are predators, even well fed cats. They hunt, and bring food home to eat. This is not a cat being an asshole, just a cat who got lucky with what sounds like their first outside hunting trip, bringing home their catch! This is hard on the small animal population, on the humans who don’t want small critters brought home, and cats who get punished by people who don’t understand cats. Just keep the cat inside please.

    untilstarsfall:

    powertothenerd:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    tom-nippleston:

    I PUT THE HOUSECAT OUTSIDE FOR TWO GODDAMN MINUTES AS A JOKE AND HE COMES RUNNING IN WITH A SNAKE IN HIS MOUTH

    OH SHIT THE SNAKE IS STILL ALIVE

    THE SNAKE HAS GONE INTO THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND IM ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS

    SNAKE HAS BEEN RELEASED IN THE NEIGHBORS YARD IN A PANICKED, THROWING MOTION

    “Fucking put me outside again, bitch. See what happens.” -My Asshole Cat

    an epic saga

    @thecheshirecass

    This is why cats should stay indoors. Seriously, this was a funny post and it sounds like cat, guy, and snake all made it through ok, but cats are predators, even well fed cats. They hunt, and bring food home to eat. This is not a cat being an asshole, just a cat who got lucky with what sounds like their first outside hunting trip, bringing home their catch! This is hard on the small animal population, on the humans who don’t want small critters brought home, and cats who get punished by people who don’t understand cats. Just keep the cat inside please.

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    theconcealedweapon:

    What’s scarier? The fact that these people exist, or that they wonder why women don’t like them?

    If you just randomly stand too close to a random stranger, of course she’s going to move away from you. You’re in her personal space. (It’s also possible that she’s afraid that she’s in yours. Maybe she thinks you were there first and she somehow didn’t see you.)

    If you want to meet women, go to a place where women want to meet men. If you just approach a woman who’s minding her own business, of course she’s not going to be open to a conversation with you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a “Chad”. If she plans on being left alone, she’s most likely not going to change those plans. It’s not because you’re ugly.

    You didn’t give up what you wanted to do for the sake of a stranger’s comfort, BUT THAT’S LITERALLY WHAT YOU EXPECTED HER TO DO!

    Then you FUCKING CHASED HER! And you COMPLAIN THAT SHE RUNS AWAY! It’s not because you’re ugly. It’s because you’re FUCKING DANGEROUS!

    And if women did what you expected and slept with any man who wanted to sleep with her, you’d label her as a “slut”. There’s nothing women can do to please entitled men.

    Here’s hoping this asshole gets maced soon.

    Hi. Help?

    fireheartrises:

    since I have tried to type this 2 times and the power kept cutting off:

    Hurricane Harvey fucked up my ability to pay my july car note on September 1st because I had to go buy necessities. Friday I finally had enough hours to pay my car note but because i’m just now getting hours again after not having them since February, and this dumb ass hurricane, and the fact that this was the weekend to stock back up on things like water, I need help paying my car note. 

    I live in a suburb of Houston that has no metro bus to get me to and from work (another suburb with no metro) so I can’t take the bus. And with this hurricane, the Houston area is getting the dirty side, and it’s a possibility, if the hurricane goes back into the gulf, that it will hit Houston which means it will directly hit my house. Luckily I live in a non flood area so I’m not worried about flooding, I’m worried about not being able to have a car if the wrecker comes. Also I need my car because it’s the only one we have for my family. 

    I don’t need Wells Fargo taking my shit right now so basically I need either 319 dollars for July or if you want, 638 dollars for July and August so that I will be completely caught up. 

    Sadly I’m a talentless hack and can’t give your art, music, or fic. 

    Please help a sad case? I will literally take pennies tbh like I just need enough. I get paid every Friday and this Friday coming up will be a decent check but not enough for two months worth of a car note. Plus I have to pay for gas and keep my ez tag paid in case I have to go save my mom from her job with a toxic/abusive family. 

    Below are my links:

    paypal.me/ladyknuckles

    https://cash.me/$ladyknuckles

    https://venmo.com/ladyknuckles-

    Please help a mofo? If you don’t have money to give, it is OK. Please don’t feel bad if you can’t help out. But please reblog if you are able. 

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    pensandthings:

    awesome-picz:

    Meet Fox Dog, A Pomeranian-Husky Mix Who Is Taking The Internet By Storm.

    SO CUTE AND GORGEOUS

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