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"

I drink champagne early in the morning
instead of leaving my house
with an M16 and nowhere to go.

I’m dying twice as fast
as any other American
between eighteen and thirty-five
This disturbs me,
but I try not to show it in public.

Each morning I open my eyes is a miracle.
The blessing of opening them
is temporary on any given day
I could be taken out.
I could go off.
I could forget to be careful.
Even my brothers, hunted, hunt me.
I am the only one who values my life
and sometimes I don’t give a damn.
My love life can kill me.
I’m faced daily with choosing violence
or a demeanor that saves every other life
but my own.

I won’t cross-over.
It’s time someone else came to me
not to patronize me physically,
sexually or humorously.
I’m sick of being an endangered species,
sick of being a goddamn statistic.
So what are my choices?
I could leave with no intention
of coming home tonight
I could go crazy downtown
and raise hell on a rooftop with my rifle.
I could live for a brief moment
on the six o’clock news,
or I can masquerade another day
through the corridors of commerce
and American dreams.

I’m dying twice as fast
as any other American.
So I pour myself a glass of champagne,
I cut it with a drop of orange juice.
After I swallow my liquid valium.
my private celebration
for being alive this morning,
I leave my shelter.
I guard my life with no apologies.
My concerns are small
and personal.

"
- essex hemphill, cordon negro. (via ethiopienne)

(Source: black-poetry, via ethiopienne)

bankuei:

cosmixoracle:

kennyvee:

kennyvee:

liberalsarecool:

ppaction:

NOPE. 

Republicans talking shit AGAIN. This @GOP tweet is the literal opposite of what they believe, campaign, and how they vote.

They know that no matter how outrageously they lie, their base will still believe them.

I reblogged this a couple weeks ago, but I’m reblogging it again because after sending that tweet out on September 1st, Republicans blocked equal pay (yet again) just two weeks later.


What baffles me most about this is how they outright lied. Like did they really believe that no one would look this up.

Consider: we still have troops in Iraq, and no one is demanding congressional hearings about the mysterious lack of WMDs we were supposedly looking for that was the justification to invade Iraq in the first place…
They’re used to saying anything with no consequences.  This is standard operating procedure for them.

bankuei:

cosmixoracle:

kennyvee:

kennyvee:

liberalsarecool:

ppaction:

NOPE. 

Republicans talking shit AGAIN. This @GOP tweet is the literal opposite of what they believe, campaign, and how they vote.

They know that no matter how outrageously they lie, their base will still believe them.

I reblogged this a couple weeks ago, but I’m reblogging it again because after sending that tweet out on September 1st, Republicans blocked equal pay (yet again) just two weeks later.

What baffles me most about this is how they outright lied. Like did they really believe that no one would look this up.

Consider: we still have troops in Iraq, and no one is demanding congressional hearings about the mysterious lack of WMDs we were supposedly looking for that was the justification to invade Iraq in the first place…

They’re used to saying anything with no consequences.  This is standard operating procedure for them.

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klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

(via east-coast-thorough)

birdsy-purplefishes:

girldwarf:

trulysophisticat:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

I used to see these cuties all the time whenever my dad took us out fishing. I didn’t realize they were endangered!

Help a lil creature

We don’t have them on the West coast and they’re like the one thing I envy you guys for. Please don’t kill them.

birdsy-purplefishes:

girldwarf:

trulysophisticat:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

I used to see these cuties all the time whenever my dad took us out fishing. I didn’t realize they were endangered!

Help a lil creature

We don’t have them on the West coast and they’re like the one thing I envy you guys for. Please don’t kill them.

gang0fwolves:

makaiweh:

Get it together people.





or were you referring to the other black people dressed ” respectfully ” during that time period that were being attacked with fire hoses and dogs? or maybe the ones getting lynched while white people stood under them, smiling and taking pictures? 
or was it the ones that stood alongside MLK, dressed just as nicely, that got blown up inside of a church?
racism has nothing to do with how ” respectfully ” we dress. it’s about race.
stop making excuses for them you piece of shit.

gang0fwolves:

makaiweh:

Get it together people.

or were you referring to the other black people dressed ” respectfully ” during that time period that were being attacked with fire hoses and dogs? or maybe the ones getting lynched while white people stood under them, smiling and taking pictures? 

or was it the ones that stood alongside MLK, dressed just as nicely, that got blown up inside of a church?

racism has nothing to do with how ” respectfully ” we dress. it’s about race.

stop making excuses for them you piece of shit.

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I miss landlines.

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Anonymous said: If the government is involved in something as fucking stupid as gamergate, what are they not involved in? I mean, I know that they're huge and they've got feelers in everything. But god damn, man. Something so powerful and deeply rooted and manipulative that it's been steering fucking video game development toward its own benefit... I never thought I'd feel so powerless. They can control something as mundane as that and we can't do anything about it.

priceofliberty:

They are involved in everything, have you not been paying attention to Snowden’s leaks and Wikileaks? Its been confirmed that the government actually creates fake personas online all the time, deliberately trolls forums, pays for favorable media, creates fake terror plots, swaps your nudies, plants pedophilia and malware on computers, instigates riots all the time, fosters foreign dissent under the guise of humanitarianism (in multiple countries), manipulates Wikipedia, and employs a whole slew of other subversive tactics.

Opt the fuck out, learn how to plant and grow food, learn a skill/trade, and stop voting.

Stop voting?! How does that achieve anything? Way to nihilist. Grow your own food, fine (good luck with that), but not voting is to throw out what little power you may have. Sure, believe it’s just a ruse and symbolic, but by not voting, no one notices. You’re less than a cipher. So vote. And then go drink and harp on how it’s useless. But at least your loss was seen.

lustandallure:

Nievis by Fritz Henle 1943

lustandallure:

Nievis by Fritz Henle 1943

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Apple Says iOS 8 Update Keeps Data Private, Even From the Police - NYTimes.com

Apple wants to make clear that it wants nobody snooping around in your device, not even the police.

mikasavela:

One of the only two existing solar furnaces in the world completed in Uzbekistan in 1987 and showcased in Архитектура СССР (Architecture USSR), Issue 3-4, 1988. The grainy photos of the furnace in the landscape make it seem like an etching of an ancient temple, an image heightened by Helios in his chariot, seen in the section drawing.

(Some modern day photos and info at English Russia.)

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booksgamesmovies:

For your viewing pleasure: a squirrel trying to bury an acorn in a dog.

booksgamesmovies:

For your viewing pleasure: a squirrel trying to bury an acorn in a dog.

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