ikenbot: End of the world this, spiritual awakening that. Everyone is just waiting around and looking for reassurance of something incredible happening while they’re alive, instead of just making something amazing happen. People get so caught up in their own fantasies that they blind themselves to the greater things happening around them. I know this is subjective coming from a being that...
Science sells itself. It needs no polish or varnish or manufactured appeal to be...– Megan Garber, reacting to a European Commission ad titled “Science: It’s a Girl Thing!” (via theatlantic)
It isn’t that if you were merely to increase the salaries of schoolteachers, you...– Carl Sagan — Interview with Psychology Today This is very true, but I don’t think we necessarily need another Sputnik to spread scientific interest and thus scientific literacy. I think if we promote a free and open internet with ease of accessibility we could be progressing on the evolution of...
Brazilian prisoners are now able to shorten their... →
thescienceofreality: anticapitalist: Brazil will offer inmates in its crowded federal penitentiary system a novel way to shorten their sentences: four days less for every book they read. Inmates in four federal prisons holding some of Brazil’s most notorious criminals will be able to read up to 12 works of literature, philosophy, science or classics to trim a maximum 48 days off their...
ikenbot: You wanna hear a good joke? “men’s rights movement”
tw: rape, rape culture, racism
brombie: ““For the white man to ask the black man if he hates him is just like the rapist asking the raped, or the wolf asking the sheep, ‘Do you hate me?’ The white man is in no moral position to accuse anyone else of hate! “Why, when all of my ancestors are snake-bitten, and I’m snake-bitten, and I warn my children to avoid snakes, what does that snake sound like accusing me of...
For many poor Americans of all colors, jail is the only place where doctors,...– Christopher Hitchens, “No One Left to Lie To”
Supreme Court Rejects Corporate Spending Limits,... →
occupyallstreets: The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending. By a 5-4 vote, the court’s conservative justices said the decision in the Citizens United case in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and guarantees corporate and labor...
U.S. Supreme Court Doubles Down on Citizens... →
stfuconservatives: thepoliticalfreakshow: The Supreme Court just announced a 5-4 decision striking down Montana’s ban on corporate money in elections. The decision was handed down without hearing oral argument on the case, meaning that the five conservative justices were not even open to hearing arguments that their election-buying decision in Citizens United might have been wrongly...
Regenerated veins in 10 year old girl from implant... →
medicalstate: Stem cells are amazing. The fact that we all carry some of these undifferentiated cells in various parts of our body opens the door for a new branch of medicine. The success of this operation shows that it is possible. Transplant rejection could eventually become a non-issue. Having said that, being on the cutting edge means that this sort of therapy is still very prohibitively...
ikenbot: I think about this almost every day If the majority of women knew how important they are when it comes to a world wide uprising against the aforementioned problems, our governments or what is now our hijacked governments (taken over by greedy, sexist, racist imbeciles) would have a lot to be afraid of. If you knew how many, how strong, how able you women are.. the things you can...
ikenbot: Step 1: Create a distraction through mass fear even if you have to fabricate the fear. Step 2: Limit scientific, educational and informational resources within your nation in order to prevent any intelligent uprising and activism against your actions. Step 3: Make the fear feel and look real (terrorism, war on drugs) through suggestion and misdirection of the general media. Step...
What the hell is wrong with the news sources on my...
political-linguaphile: Racial profiling stood. This is disgusting, insulting, and fascist. The ruling for SB10 this morning is NOT a victory. Cops were given the green light to racially profile and “check your papers”. Every non-brown blogger or news source doesn’t understand how it feels to now be part of an America where your own government just approved you to be questioned, humiliated, and...
Googler Wants Error 451 for Government Censorship →
thinksquad: In an interview with The Guardian, Google employee Tim Bray said that he’s recommending to the Internet Engineering Task Force to use error code 451 when a website is blocked by the government. For those who don’t recognize the symbolism, the number pays homage to the late Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 which was first published in 1950. The story warned of a dystopian world...
Al-Jazeera video breaks down military spending by... →
pieceinthepuzzlehumanity: sinidentidades: More than half of every dollar we pay into taxes goes toward military spending, according to an analysis posted by Al-Jazeera earlier this week. The video illustrates a conversation between radio host Dennis Bernstein and journalist Dave Lindorff. “People have to realize that 53 cents of every dollar that they are paying into taxes is going to the...
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is a group of DC-area affluent dudes forming a company, installing a PoC as CEO to be able to compete for minority-owned, 8a government contracts (bonus points if they can score a woman PoC), and filling the IT and administrative departments with PoC to attain high government evaluation scores for minority hires. All the while the majority of the well paying...
US armed drones found infected with computer virus →
Obviously, the implications of this are huge. A hacker takeover or even a simple computer crash of an armed, or even unarmed drone is something that potentially could cost many lives.
And since we all came from a woman Got our name from a woman and our game from...– Tupac (via ikenbot)
ikenbot: The element of surprise has been long lost in me whenever I see ‘NYPD mistreats/shoots/kills a black/latino’ in NY. This has been a saddening realization for me, to no longer express anything but disappointment and hopelessness. Many of you probably read stories like this and may even live in an alright neighborhood so you think “can’t be that bad”. Well it really is. Take it from my...
Cops aren't the good guys →
whatnotery: TO ANYONE WHO THINKS SOME COPS ARE GOOD “When we are dealing with the police as an institutional structure, we are not dealing with a group of individuals acting on their own personal feelings and judgements, but rather, with a group of functionaries who have, as part of the terms of their jobs, agreed to set their personal opinions and feelings aside and instead act as...
Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for...– Ann Druyan (via ikenbot)
The 5 things you gotta know before you let that... →
kyssthis16: velocicrafter: riotisnotquiet: THIS STUFF IS SOOO IMPORTANT TO KNOW. Seriously. It’s saved my ass before. What do you do when you look through the peephole and see a badge? Remember: You do not have to let the police in the house unless they have a warrant — or probable cause. If you’re having a party, turn off the music, ask your guests to chill, and ask that anyone who’s...