2:01 pm - Thu, Oct 10, 2013
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how to play government shutdown, thanks Colbert

1:51 pm
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globalpost:

Because everyone loves Malala… (except the Pakistani Taliban).

On the first anniversary of the day she was shot by the Taliban, Malala said she hasn’t done anything to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

(Source: drunkonstephen, via theatlantic)

1:40 am - Thu, Oct 3, 2013
1:42 am - Wed, Aug 7, 2013
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liberalsarecool:

"On your own": babies become moochers in the GOP version of the world on day one.

liberalsarecool:

"On your own": babies become moochers in the GOP version of the world on day one.

3:45 pm - Fri, Jul 26, 2013
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el drama de Weiner

univisionnews:

When sexts by Anthony Weiner popped up AGAIN we were all like,

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Because it felt a little, well, familiar.

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And also, the dude looks like this.

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But now people have turned their attention to his wife, Huma Abedin.

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Because we used to think of her as this.

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Crossed with this.

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And she was in magazine features conjuring up feelings of sympathy similar to those created by this. 

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Except, now the media doesn’t feel that way anymore. First, the NYPost was all “Huma is crazy.”

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And The New York Times interviewed a bunch of women on the street, including Gloria Steinem, who can’t understand why Huma is with this dude.

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And NYMag was all “she just can’t stop herself from loving a narcissist.”

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And Dave Weigel at Slate is all “what good has Huma done for us lately?”

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And CNN, The Washington Times and The Washington Post were all “Huma is power hungry and trying to pull a Hillary here.”

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So Huma’s narrative went from that of victim.

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To that of a possibly Lady MacBeth strategist who has set women back, uh, a few eras.   

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*THE END.

*For now.

11:21 am - Sun, Jul 21, 2013
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epic Yao is epic

nieuwebegin:

awkwardsituationist:

Yao Ming recently launched a public awareness campaign in china targeting the nation’s consumption of ivory and rhino horn, after having spent twelve days last august in kenya and south africa.

poaching kills more than 25,000 african elephants annually, while 668 rhinos were killed last year in south africa alone, meaning that if current trends are not abated, both species will be extinct within our lifetime.

according to shark fin traders and hong kong import statistics, yao’s previous campaign against the shark fin trade is credited with a 50-70% reduction in chinese consumption last year.

"no one who sees the results firsthand, as i did, would buy ivory or rhino horn," yao stated. “i believe when people in china know what’s happening they will do the right thing and say no to these products."

he continued, “we would be outraged if people were killing our pandas. we should be just as upset with what’s happening to rhinos and elephants in africa.”

photos (including a baby elephant orphaned by poachers) by kristian schmidt in kenya for WildAid. from yao ming’s blog.

#more elephant poaching photosets

Respect.

(via liberalsarecool)

2:24 pm - Wed, Jun 12, 2013
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1:12 pm - Mon, Mar 11, 2013
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This is an agreement that wouldn’t just affect the economy and sustainability in these 11 countries, but has the potential to impact the economy and environment for literally half the world. We find it troubling that … U.S. negotiators still refuse to inform the American public what they have been proposing.

In an open letter to the U.S. Congress, 400 organizations demand greater transparency on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP consists of 11 countries that are pushing to enhance patent and data protections for pharmaceutical companies. Doing so would obstruct price-lowering generic competition for medicines, and turn back years of fighting for universal access to medicines.

Learn more about the TPP and what it means for the international community.

(via doctorswithoutborders)

1:11 pm
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DAFUQ!?
haaretz:


75 years after the Anschluss, 54% of Austrians think the Nazi party would get support in modern-day Austria. This is according to a survey published on Saturday by the Austrian newspaper Der Standard.
Though more than half of respondents stated that support for the Nazi party today was “highly possible,” 57 percent opined that “Nothing was good under Hitler.”

DAFUQ!?

haaretz:

75 years after the Anschluss, 54% of Austrians think the Nazi party would get support in modern-day Austria. This is according to a survey published on Saturday by the Austrian newspaper Der Standard.

Though more than half of respondents stated that support for the Nazi party today was “highly possible,” 57 percent opined that “Nothing was good under Hitler.”

1:10 pm
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1:48 pm - Tue, Jan 15, 2013
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cartoonpolitics:

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.” ~ Noam Chomsky

cartoonpolitics:

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.” ~ Noam Chomsky

7:26 pm - Fri, Nov 23, 2012
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dailydot:

Did you see anything like this this morning? Horrifying and hilarious scenes from Black Friday.

2:17 pm - Wed, Nov 14, 2012
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inothernews:

STEPHEN COLBERT IS CORRECT.

(Source: oh-whiskers)

1:42 pm - Tue, Nov 13, 2012
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ilovecharts:

popchartlab:

Confused about the ever-growing Petraeus scandal? Here’s a map from the BBC explaining the love connections.
(Also, are we the only ones praying for a fifth person to come forward, to officially make this a Love Pentagon?)

ilovecharts:

popchartlab:

Confused about the ever-growing Petraeus scandal? Here’s a map from the BBC explaining the love connections.

(Also, are we the only ones praying for a fifth person to come forward, to officially make this a Love Pentagon?)

5:09 pm - Thu, Nov 1, 2012
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tamyemma:

Hi Tumblr, 
I created this pretty fun game for Just For Laughs.
It has GIFs. Politics. Pop culture. And it’s amazing. 
Hope you enjoy it!
Test your knowledge now —whothehellsaidit.com

tamyemma:

Hi Tumblr, 

I created this pretty fun game for Just For Laughs.

It has GIFs. Politics. Pop culture. And it’s amazing. 

Hope you enjoy it!

Test your knowledge now —whothehellsaidit.com

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