Thank you @dudesomeoneactually for the greatest present ever

Thank you @dudesomeoneactually for the greatest present ever

The NRA’s surgeon general warning: a reminder of gun control’s scarlet letter
Michael Cohen, theguardian.com
Dr Vivek Murthy believes what most Americans believe. But the only thing that stops a good guy against guns is the gun lobbyFew Americans have likely heard of Vivek Murthy, President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s Surgeon General. But let m…

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The NRA’s surgeon general warning: a reminder of gun control’s scarlet letter
Michael Cohen, theguardian.com

Dr Vivek Murthy believes what most Americans believe. But the only thing that stops a good guy against guns is the gun lobby

Few Americans have likely heard of Vivek Murthy, President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s Surgeon General. But let m…

This is great

Given the nature of the political system, given the nature of media in America, it would be much more difficult to get adequate coverage from the mainstream media running outside of the two-party system. It would certainly be very hard if not impossible to get into debates. It would require building an entire political infrastructure outside of the two-party system: to get on the ballot, to do all the things that would be required for a serious campaign.

Bernie Sanders, US Senator (I - VT) via The Nation (via publicsq)
The blue ranger is cutting my hair
@adventuresofblueranger  (at The Blue Ballroom)

The blue ranger is cutting my hair
@adventuresofblueranger (at The Blue Ballroom)

When the axe came into the Forest, the trees said “The handle is one of us.”

Turkish Proverb (via thefortunatemuslim)

(Source: indefensible, via pippipcheeriopeasants)

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readyokaygo:

Israel has been collectively punishing Gaza with sonic booms for almost a decade now. Day and night, Israeli Air Force warplanes fly over Gaza sending sonic booms through the strip. It has caused anxiety, panic, fear, poor concentration and low academic stress for children according to a group of Gaza doctors. That last sonic booms over Gaza happened approximately 8 hours ago. There were more reported about a week ago, and a week before that. 

(via myvoicemyright)

My reading list has become too big

My reading list has become too big

The One Child Policy

Is the one child policy immoral?
I think the short answer would be no. It has lots of problems, but those do not come as a direct result of the one child policy. Let’s get some facts straight first: the world population is spiraling out of control. In less than 3 decades we will not have enough resources to sustain the amount of human beings that live on the planet. Some form of population control is necessary for the world to survive, and it’s much better to institute something like the one child policy rather than have these people be born into the society and then die of hunger or disease or something horrible like that. So inherently, the one child policy is the right way to go. However, it needs huge amounts of reform. The biggest two problems facing China today are the lack of females in ratio to the males and the inhumane disposal of the female population, and the great thing is there is a way to do it while sustaining the one child policy: Education. The reason behind the need for males and the conviction that they are better is an ignorant notion coming from an ignorant society, and that’s not an insult. Ignorance and stupidity are two different things. Ignorance can only be solved by a good education, and that’s the solution, not abolishing the one child policy.

Progressives can run governments effectively, progressives can be fiscally responsible, progressives can focus on public safety, but we’re gonna do it in a way that respects people’s rights.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio

But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

Mark Twain
Just for a little bit of late-night pissing off

Just for a little bit of late-night pissing off

Visualizing Palestine

Visualizing Palestine

Your guide to the Syrian conflict

Your guide to the Syrian conflict