There is no reason.

1st September 2014

Photoset reblogged from rudimick with 26,860 notes

hellisblue:

fahmi bhs

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31st August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 619 notes

magictransistor:

Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic, 1410.

31st August 2014

Photo reblogged from Pages of Pages with 244,364 notes

accaern:

lymphonodge:

TINY DOLPH

*the tiniest voice* surfbort

accaern:

lymphonodge:

TINY DOLPH

*the tiniest voice* surfbort

Source: lolcuteanimals

31st August 2014

Quote reblogged from Dear Pear with 119 notes

After 30 years of having an (informed) nagging distrust of police, White people and the institutions that are supposed to serve Black, taxpaying citizens, I am not surprised by the events of the past week. I am not surprised that Mike Brown is dead. I am not surprised that the police have released information intended to sully his name. I am not surprised that peaceful protests have been met with violence and intimidation.

(And if you are surprised by any of this, let #Ferguson be the ice bucket dumped atop your head to jolt you from your slumber.)

Yet, I didn’t go to Ferguson last weekend to break news or grab some sort of exclusive coverage or to make a name for myself as a journalist Of course, I wanted to make sure that EBONY had boots on the ground and firsthand coverage, but telling a meaningful story wasn’t at the forefront of my mind.

I went to bear witness. I needed to see it all for my own eyes.

It cut me to my core to see the heartbreak in the faces of older women handing out lovingly prepared peanut butter sandwiches because, ‘Y’all better eat something.’ There is a choking sadness in the sight of toddlers holding signs begging for the ability to grow up. Walking down the street where the manchild known as ‘Mike Mike’ took his last, terrified steps, and seeing the place where he lay bleeding for hours like roadkill burned as much as the teargas we ingested for the simple crime of giving a f-ck.

— Jamilah Lemieux, "Ferguson on Fire" (via sonofbaldwin)

Source: sonofbaldwin

30th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Pages of Pages with 180 notes

sandandglass:

Source

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28th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 903 notes

magictransistor:

Franz Wacik. Illustrated for the humor magazine Die Muskete. c.1906-1911.

(source: Juxtapoz Magazine)

28th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Repairer Of Reputations with 10,202 notes

babyanimal-gifs:

baby hippo (x)

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28th August 2014

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fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

Source: kayinnasaki

28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Wissenschaft und Deutsch with 216 notes

scienceyoucanlove:

Our Ranger team has chosen this awesome macro as its Spotting of the Week! These amazing hypnotic eyes belong to a mantisfly – which despite its name and appearance is neither a mantis or a fly but a member of the Neuroptera order and more closely related to lacewings.Dicromantispa sayi spotted by LisaPowershttp://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/656066007
through Project Noah

scienceyoucanlove:

Our Ranger team has chosen this awesome macro as its Spotting of the Week! These amazing hypnotic eyes belong to a mantisfly – which despite its name and appearance is neither a mantis or a fly but a member of the Neuroptera order and more closely related to lacewings.

Dicromantispa sayi spotted by LisaPowers
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/656066007

through Project Noah

28th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from this isn't happiness. with 3,062 notes

nevver:

Zolloc