RIP Davy Jones.
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ShortFormBlog: U.S. scores diplomatic breakthrough... →
classicmcconnell: shortformblog: the deal The U.S. got North Korea to agree to curb its nuclear testing and enrichment processes and allow outside investigators to monitor its main reactor, which is a fairly major breakthrough for the countries. the perk In exchange, North Korea will get 240,000 metric tons of food aid…. Something to notice, in case it doesn’t break through all of the...
Tell someone that you’ve got a drink problem, or an eating disorder, or your dad...– David Nicholls, Starter for Ten (via vashti)
Rinku Sen at Colorlines: Domestic Workers Use... →
squintyoureyes: But their intervention did more than take advantage of a cultural moment—it shaped that moment to mitigate against the potential negative effects on a national audience. From an organizer’s perspective, there is a danger embedded in stories of triumph over segregationists, especially a story as prettily presented as this one. Viewers develop little appreciation for the grit of...
Triage in the Drug War - Mark A.R. Kleiman →
There’s really nothing wrong with existing U.S. drug policy, except that all but one of its underlying ideas is false. The one true idea is that drug use can be a dangerous activity for drug-takers and others, both because people under the spell of intoxication partially lose control of their behavior and because people under the spell of addiction partially lose control of their drug-taking....
Intersectionality is not optional. It is not something you can take off and put...– Intersectionality Is Not Optional (via satifice) “Intersectionality is not optional.” There should be shirts that say these. I’ll SPECIFICALLY wear them to my womens studies classes (via newwavefeminism)
Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest →
thekathunt: bencrowther: Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and...
There is no such thing as a pacifist labor strike. There has never been one in...– Boots Riley (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made...– Lucy, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege. (via seaofbadstories)
The strategy followed by the Syrians and their allies is one that can’t stand...– Hillary Clinton, sounding like she knows something we don’t this morning in London. (via thepoliticalnotebook)
Naturally, our dear members will have to cope with the utterly unpleasant...– email from my college’s Poetry Club president, concerning moving meetings to a local coffee shop
Indian High Court Rules That the Decision to Abort... →
somepolitics: In a significant decision, the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week ruled that the right to abort a pregnancy in a marriage rests with the wife and not husband. “A woman is not a machine in which raw material is put and a finished product comes out. She should be mentally prepared to conceive, continue the same and give birth to a child. The unwanted pregnancy would naturally...
The only way to ensure that your children don’t end up as poster cards for an...– Renee Martin of Womanist Musings, in “Racist Rants Online Do Have Consequences” (the entire article is worth your read even if you’re not a parent)
Babaamr is facing a genocide right now. I will never forgive you for your...– One of Syrian citizen journalist Rami Al-Sayed’s last messages. The 27-year-old Al-Sayed, who bravely documented what was going on in the wartorn city of Homs, was actively targeted by the regime’s shelling according to activists. He ran a live feed of the bombardment of his city, out of the...
BBC News - Distant 'waterworld' is confirmed →
rememo: Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a new class of planet: a waterworld with a thick, steamy atmosphere. The exoplanet GJ 1214b is a so-called “Super Earth” - bigger than our planet, but smaller than gas giants such as Jupiter. Observations using the Hubble telescope now seem to confirm that a large fraction of its mass is water. The planet’s high temperatures suggest exotic...
Show emotion and you are too fragile, untrustworthy, and incapable for the...– Female Candidates and the Emotion Doublebind (via suzywire)
In view of the fact that I surround myself with numbskulls now, I shall die...– Patricia Highsmith (via devilduck)
No one could blame American women here if they all suddenly decided to leave the...– John Oliver on American contraception debates, The Bugle 183 (via endormirse)
Male privilege has been with us for — how long? Ten thousand years? A hundred...– Sara Robinson, on “Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control — And Why We’ll Still Be Fighting About it 100 Years From Now” Everyone should read this article. (via coketalk)
“Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good kick them to the curb and the earlier you start in your life the better. The minute anybody makes you feel weird and non included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it.” —Amy Poehler (via abloodymess:coronagraminea:toomanypeacocks:oldtobegin:annicka) i think...
Some people say homosexuality is a sin. It’s not. God is perfectly cool with it,...– Ted Alexandro (via sonofsagan, muffdiver) (via omchomsky) (via hesitantlight)