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millshouse:

hey world did you know that the australian government is oppressing and trying to “normalise” indigenous australians in the northern territory?
- did you know that they suspended the racial discrimination…

This is important, especially if you are Australian, but I am not so I am unsure of how much I can do about it besides informing Australians of it and urging them into action.

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[WARNING: extreme antiblack misogyny] #StopBlackGirls2013 demeans, degrades and devalues black women (with images, tweets) · SherriWrites

jetgreguar:

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eshusplayground:

sobeyondrepair:

theblacksmithsdaughter:

this is a thing that happened. I actually cried, then I cried more. Someone wrote about it much more eloquently than I could. YT feminists had nothing to say ofc. Here is another article, its got some great comments.

This one is my fave and perhaps the most astute.

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I probably would not have even pulled myself together to make this post if hadn’t gone looking for something to read to make myself feel better and found this quote from Baha’u’llah:

O SON OF MAN! Write all that We have revealed unto thee with the ink of light upon the tablet of thy spirit. Should this not be in thy power, then make thine ink of the essence of thy heart. If this thou canst not do, then write with that crimson ink that hath been shed in My path. Sweeter indeed is this to Me than all else, that its light may endure for ever.”

So write the truth that I know. This is a terrible sad thing that happened, it is both racist and misogynist, and anyone who knows of this and tries to deny the existence of racism, or tries to say that black women don’t need “black girls rock” or The Abbie Mills Defense Brigade, or any of the other spaces that we create for ourselves is a racist fool whom for whom I have neither mercy nor kindness.

Open season on black women is over.

so few notes. if the trending topic had been #stopthelesbians tumblr would be all over this shit. stop talking a good game about intersectionality in your feminism if you can’t even be bothered to reblog.

Sometimes shit is so fucked up that you need a whole new category of trigger warnings for this shit.

All above bold mine.

casually slides this in the face of everyone who thinks racism is over or that people are just “oversensitive”

All I can say is UGGGH and agree with the above.

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eduardo-:

doctordooom:

dysphorism:

sa-ltt:

hus-h:

eternify:

flowerbrain:

frankie-et-lola:

…. And so it has begun. Tony Abbott has put the Marine Park Suspension into play, with dredging construction already underway to create Australia’s newest shipping highway, Abbott point, better known as the Great Barrier Reef. Completely disregarding the World Heritage Classification or UNESCO protection, Rinehart is removing 3 MILLION cubic meters of the worlds most diverse largest living organism and ecosystem only to build the largest coal export terminal. We are going to lose one of the worlds most truly precious gems to a temporary and damaging “solution”. The Great Barrier Reef will no longer exist because of Abbotts desire for CSG export income. So please reblog and share this to show your support for saving natures gift to the world. Wake UP Australia, and spread the word.

3 million tonnes of mud will be dredged and dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This will lead to more than 100 million tonnes of greenhouse gases being released into our atmosphere, seriously damaging efforts to tackle climate change. These changes will be irreversible and have extreme consequences on the environment. This is the epitome of corporate greed and monetary gain at the expense of our planet.

god fucking dammit why does he have to do this doesnt he understand ANYTHING jesus im so mad

Abbott is the biggest flog, why is it so god damn difficult for Australia to find a decent prime minister

I really really can’t believe how dumb someone could be let alone our prime minister, and what sores me even more is that we can’t change that for another three years.

FUCK I HATE HIM

but what about nemo

As somebody whose livelihood depends on the health of the GBRMP, I personally am more impacted by this decision than most. However, it should come as little surprise that Mr. Abbott and his cronies would back a decision which flies directly in the face of the consistent findings of his own government’s research authority (AIMS, or to put it in plainer English, the most respected marine science organisation on the planet) in a spate of research undertaken into reef health current and projected impact estimates. So, I urge you, if you’ve never seen the splendour that is the Great Barrier Reef, do so in the very near future. The damage from the dredging won’t just be limited to the region it’s occurring in; the hydrology and structure of the reef assemblages is such that you’ll likely see total destruction southwards (likely as far south as Flinders Reef, one of the most diverse marine habitats in Australia), eastwards to the outer reefs and well into the Coral Sea, northwards a substantial distance, and westwards to the mainland. Why is this a problem? Under normal circumstances, the reefs could handle it. They’ve recovered from decimation for thousands of years at the behest of cyclone activity, flooding, predation, et al. But now we have all of those factors teamed with serious water quality issues from runoff thanks to Queensland’s coastal farming industry (which in turn feeds into causing unprecedented numbers of Crown of Thorns Starfish,
Acanthaster planci); massive rises in sea temperature causing changes in coral morphology and biological function; and excess CO2 which inhibits their ability to actually sequester carbonates from the water to grow in the first place. Our reefs are not healthy. So to you, Mr. Abbott, I say congratulations. You have single-handedly signed off on the greatest man-made decimation of ecosystem and wildlife in man’s history. That kind of gall is simply astonishing and worthy of note. Finally, Mr. Abbott, go fuck yourself.

As there is nothing more I feel I can add to the conversation I will just leave this here and say that I just feel like screaming and crying at the destruction of the world’s greatest water-based natural wonder.

eduardo-:

doctordooom:

dysphorism:

sa-ltt:

hus-h:

eternify:

flowerbrain:

frankie-et-lola:

…. And so it has begun. Tony Abbott has put the Marine Park Suspension into play, with dredging construction already underway to create Australia’s newest shipping highway, Abbott point, better known as the Great Barrier Reef. Completely disregarding the World Heritage Classification or UNESCO protection, Rinehart is removing 3 MILLION cubic meters of the worlds most diverse largest living organism and ecosystem only to build the largest coal export terminal. We are going to lose one of the worlds most truly precious gems to a temporary and damaging “solution”. The Great Barrier Reef will no longer exist because of Abbotts desire for CSG export income. So please reblog and share this to show your support for saving natures gift to the world. Wake UP Australia, and spread the word.

3 million tonnes of mud will be dredged and dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This will lead to more than 100 million tonnes of greenhouse gases being released into our atmosphere, seriously damaging efforts to tackle climate change. These changes will be irreversible and have extreme consequences on the environment. This is the epitome of corporate greed and monetary gain at the expense of our planet.

god fucking dammit why does he have to do this doesnt he understand ANYTHING jesus im so mad

Abbott is the biggest flog, why is it so god damn difficult for Australia to find a decent prime minister

I really really can’t believe how dumb someone could be let alone our prime minister, and what sores me even more is that we can’t change that for another three years.

FUCK I HATE HIM

but what about nemo

As somebody whose livelihood depends on the health of the GBRMP, I personally am more impacted by this decision than most. However, it should come as little surprise that Mr. Abbott and his cronies would back a decision which flies directly in the face of the consistent findings of his own government’s research authority (AIMS, or to put it in plainer English, the most respected marine science organisation on the planet) in a spate of research undertaken into reef health current and projected impact estimates. So, I urge you, if you’ve never seen the splendour that is the Great Barrier Reef, do so in the very near future. The damage from the dredging won’t just be limited to the region it’s occurring in; the hydrology and structure of the reef assemblages is such that you’ll likely see total destruction southwards (likely as far south as Flinders Reef, one of the most diverse marine habitats in Australia), eastwards to the outer reefs and well into the Coral Sea, northwards a substantial distance, and westwards to the mainland. Why is this a problem? Under normal circumstances, the reefs could handle it. They’ve recovered from decimation for thousands of years at the behest of cyclone activity, flooding, predation, et al. But now we have all of those factors teamed with serious water quality issues from runoff thanks to Queensland’s coastal farming industry (which in turn feeds into causing unprecedented numbers of Crown of Thorns Starfish,
Acanthaster planci); massive rises in sea temperature causing changes in coral morphology and biological function; and excess CO2 which inhibits their ability to actually sequester carbonates from the water to grow in the first place. Our reefs are not healthy. So to you, Mr. Abbott, I say congratulations. You have single-handedly signed off on the greatest man-made decimation of ecosystem and wildlife in man’s history. That kind of gall is simply astonishing and worthy of note. Finally, Mr. Abbott, go fuck yourself.

As there is nothing more I feel I can add to the conversation I will just leave this here and say that I just feel like screaming and crying at the destruction of the world’s greatest water-based natural wonder.

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alexandraerin:

som3thing-cl3v3r:

workingamerica:

Fast food workers “occupying” Wall Street. #imlovinit

If you can’t fucking survive on fucking $7.25 go to fucking school and get another fucking job. Those people who run the fucking restaurants and shops who fucking give out minimum fucking wage need to make a fucking profit too. Get off your lazy fucking ass and make way for the fucking high school students and college students who fucking need that job that pays $7.25.

Funny thing: the workers who are stuck in minimum wage jobs (many of whom have degrees… and huge amounts of debt racked up getting them, because of the myth that going to school is THE path to a high-paying job) are also the biggest single customer base for these sorts of corporations, and most other ones.
You know the thing that’s really going to imperil corporate profits?
The way they pay their workers.
The news keeps saying things about “consumer confidence” being low. Supposedly, it’s low “confidence” that is depressing sales of big ticket items like homes and cars, and if the current trends continue, it’s taking bites out of things like… eating out. Going to the movies. And other things that drive the minimum wage sectors of the economy.
Funny thing: people have to have money to spend money. Right now, most revenue goes straight into the accounts of the major stakeholders in the company. What does it there? It… accrues. It… adds up. What doesn’t it do? It doesn’t circulate. It doesn’t get spent. It doesn’t do anyone any good.
If you gave everyone working at McDonald’s another dollar an hour out of the profits that are currently just being pocketed, those dollars… well, they’d be spent. Almost immediately. And in the end, they’d probably end up being stuck in some millionaire’s low risk, steady return, not-at-all entrepreneurial portfolio, which is where most money ends up.
But just by the magic passing through more hands before it comes to rest, those same dollars would each be spent several more times. MAGIC, right? Same dollar, getting spent again and again and again. And every time, someone benefits. In effect, every time, everyone benefits.
When money goes to the top, it stops moving. Money that isn’t moving isn’t really money any more. It’s as useless as the high score of a video game.
This is why the places in the world—even just in this country—with the best minimum wage and the best social safety nets also have the lowest unemployment, and why unemployment grows or stays stable the more we “tighten belts”. This is just how the world works. This is how the world has always worked. If conservatives would give up their fairy tale fantasyland logic and join the rest of us in the real world, we could have the economy on its feet in no time.
And you are living in a fantasy land. You are. What jobs? What jobs are these people supposed to get? If they had no job, you would tell them “McDonald’s is always hiring.” and act like that’s an answer. Well, they’re working at McDonald’s. And they had to beat ten applicants to get those jobs, because only in your magical fantasy land does “always hiring” mean “has enough job openings to magically accommodate everybody who applies”. Your logic literally requires magic to work.
What are you doing with your life? What are you doing that is so noble and great an endeavor that you can tell people who bust their backs to do a job you probably couldn’t do and definitely wouldn’t want to that they’re lazy for working for $7.25. Would you take $7.25 an hour to do what they do? No? Then they’re being underpaid. The invisible hand of the free market is apparently taking a vacation.
Let me tell you how things work in the real world. In the real world *everyone has to* make a living wage. Has to. If businesses aren’t paying living wages, then they should inevitably go under since no one could afford to work for them. Fortunately or unfortunately, the economy… like an ecology… is all interconnected. So instead of these businesses suffering alone for what should be a fatal decision on their part, they drag everyone else down with them in a slow death spiral that poisons the whole economy.
See, if these business owners aren’t paying their employees a living wage but they’re not going out of business, then their incompetence or greed (pick one, or both) is being subsidized by everyone else. Their incompetence or greed is being paid for by everyone who pays ABOVE a minimum wage so that their employees can afford to eat out and shop and see movies, and by everybody who pays the taxes that go to the public assistance programs that allow their employees to keep scraping by.
Of course, the employees themselves are bearing the brunt of the death spiral, because they’re trapped between an immovable object—a job that against all real-world logic expects full time employees to accept wages that won’t get them through the week—and an inexorable force—the fact that human beings have basic needs that require more money than they’re getting to meet.
Since we actually do live in the real world, it’s inevitable that a system that is unsustainable will fall apart, and this one will… it will reach a breaking point where we’ll either have to acknowledge the problem and fix it, or… well, it will just break. It would be better to fix it sooner rather than later, especially since there are actual people being literally worked to death while smug jerks like you who don’t understand how the world works and who wouldn’t be able to do what they do lecture them about how their plight is somehow their fault.

This is such a perfect summarization I could cry.

alexandraerin:

som3thing-cl3v3r:

workingamerica:

Fast food workers “occupying” Wall Street. #imlovinit

If you can’t fucking survive on fucking $7.25 go to fucking school and get another fucking job. Those people who run the fucking restaurants and shops who fucking give out minimum fucking wage need to make a fucking profit too. Get off your lazy fucking ass and make way for the fucking high school students and college students who fucking need that job that pays $7.25.

Funny thing: the workers who are stuck in minimum wage jobs (many of whom have degrees… and huge amounts of debt racked up getting them, because of the myth that going to school is THE path to a high-paying job) are also the biggest single customer base for these sorts of corporations, and most other ones.

You know the thing that’s really going to imperil corporate profits?

The way they pay their workers.

The news keeps saying things about “consumer confidence” being low. Supposedly, it’s low “confidence” that is depressing sales of big ticket items like homes and cars, and if the current trends continue, it’s taking bites out of things like… eating out. Going to the movies. And other things that drive the minimum wage sectors of the economy.

Funny thing: people have to have money to spend money. Right now, most revenue goes straight into the accounts of the major stakeholders in the company. What does it there? It… accrues. It… adds up. What doesn’t it do? It doesn’t circulate. It doesn’t get spent. It doesn’t do anyone any good.

If you gave everyone working at McDonald’s another dollar an hour out of the profits that are currently just being pocketed, those dollars… well, they’d be spent. Almost immediately. And in the end, they’d probably end up being stuck in some millionaire’s low risk, steady return, not-at-all entrepreneurial portfolio, which is where most money ends up.

But just by the magic passing through more hands before it comes to rest, those same dollars would each be spent several more times. MAGIC, right? Same dollar, getting spent again and again and again. And every time, someone benefits. In effect, every time, everyone benefits.

When money goes to the top, it stops moving. Money that isn’t moving isn’t really money any more. It’s as useless as the high score of a video game.

This is why the places in the world—even just in this country—with the best minimum wage and the best social safety nets also have the lowest unemployment, and why unemployment grows or stays stable the more we “tighten belts”. This is just how the world works. This is how the world has always worked. If conservatives would give up their fairy tale fantasyland logic and join the rest of us in the real world, we could have the economy on its feet in no time.

And you are living in a fantasy land. You are. What jobs? What jobs are these people supposed to get? If they had no job, you would tell them “McDonald’s is always hiring.” and act like that’s an answer. Well, they’re working at McDonald’s. And they had to beat ten applicants to get those jobs, because only in your magical fantasy land does “always hiring” mean “has enough job openings to magically accommodate everybody who applies”. Your logic literally requires magic to work.

What are you doing with your life? What are you doing that is so noble and great an endeavor that you can tell people who bust their backs to do a job you probably couldn’t do and definitely wouldn’t want to that they’re lazy for working for $7.25. Would you take $7.25 an hour to do what they do? No? Then they’re being underpaid. The invisible hand of the free market is apparently taking a vacation.

Let me tell you how things work in the real world. In the real world *everyone has to* make a living wage. Has to. If businesses aren’t paying living wages, then they should inevitably go under since no one could afford to work for them. Fortunately or unfortunately, the economy… like an ecology… is all interconnected. So instead of these businesses suffering alone for what should be a fatal decision on their part, they drag everyone else down with them in a slow death spiral that poisons the whole economy.

See, if these business owners aren’t paying their employees a living wage but they’re not going out of business, then their incompetence or greed (pick one, or both) is being subsidized by everyone else. Their incompetence or greed is being paid for by everyone who pays ABOVE a minimum wage so that their employees can afford to eat out and shop and see movies, and by everybody who pays the taxes that go to the public assistance programs that allow their employees to keep scraping by.

Of course, the employees themselves are bearing the brunt of the death spiral, because they’re trapped between an immovable object—a job that against all real-world logic expects full time employees to accept wages that won’t get them through the week—and an inexorable force—the fact that human beings have basic needs that require more money than they’re getting to meet.

Since we actually do live in the real world, it’s inevitable that a system that is unsustainable will fall apart, and this one will… it will reach a breaking point where we’ll either have to acknowledge the problem and fix it, or… well, it will just break. It would be better to fix it sooner rather than later, especially since there are actual people being literally worked to death while smug jerks like you who don’t understand how the world works and who wouldn’t be able to do what they do lecture them about how their plight is somehow their fault.

This is such a perfect summarization I could cry.

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tentaclemadestudios asked: Meh. Work's done for the day. Bebe is whiny. Ice cream is my friend.

What kind of work, and what kind of ice cream?

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Russia: Gay teenagers tortured and made to come out on video by militant ‘anti-paedophilia’ group

zen-clover:

goodbottoms:

I DON’T CARE WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON MY BLOG BUT YOU HAVE REBLOG THIS. I just don’t care. It’s time to boycott Russian Olimpics and don’t buy Russian vodka. 

Here is a link to a petition asking to have Coca-Cola, Visa, Procter&Gamble, Samsung, and Panasonic pull their Sponsorship of the 2014 Olympics that will be hosted in Russia, where LGBT athletes, coaches, activists, and fans might not be safe.

Even foreigners can be arrested in Russia now because of Putin’s anti-gay laws.  This shit is serious and fucking archaic.  Not only that, but the built up homophobia and hatred that has turned to violence is just atrocious.

this is very important and needs to be more well known

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