>all cops are bastards

anticapitalist:

butmuhgains:

>generalizing everyone of a position of direct authority to be morally corrupt
>generalizing everyone of an occupation to be morally corrupt
>generalizing a group to be anything
>generalizing

Please stop

>generalizing that everyone should stop generalizing
>generalizing that everyone who generalizes is wrong
>now no one can make any claims of any sort because claims, by definition, are general.

Once I left a response to one of the tumblr leftists that aren’t around anymore when she said “all cops are pigs” or something. I responded, “what about that NYPD agent who uncovered rampant abuse within the precinct (arrest quotas etc.), whose testimony went on NPR?” Her answer? “One in a million are NOT good odds”.

il y a 7 mois · 42 notes · Source · Reblogged from anticapitalist

thisbigcity:

And yet they have extremely low rates of cycling related head injuries. Meanwhile, the US is among those countries that lead in both wearing helmets and head injuries. One of the main differences? Serious investments in cycling infrastructure, much of which is segregated or protected from auto traffic. 
If you have any #citydata you’d like to share then send it our way! 

thisbigcity:

And yet they have extremely low rates of cycling related head injuries. Meanwhile, the US is among those countries that lead in both wearing helmets and head injuries. One of the main differences? Serious investments in cycling infrastructure, much of which is segregated or protected from auto traffic. 

If you have any #citydata you’d like to share then send it our way

il y a 8 mois · 1 769 notes · Source · Reblogged from npr

skeptv:

Adorable pangolin has an awesome time in the mud

Must. Get. Mud. Everywhere. This adorable video of a pangolin (a type of African anteater) rolling about in the mud in Namibia (with footage courtesy of the Rare and Endangered Species Trust), is the perfect way to get into the spirit of World Pangolin Day tomorrow. Don’t forget to share - show those pangolins some love!

For more nature news and videos, please visit:
http://www.earthtouchnews.com

via Earth Touch.

il y a 8 mois · 211 notes · Reblogged from scientiflix

odditiesoflife:

The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration

Named one of the planet’s most breathtaking migrations, the Christmas Island red crab exodus is a natural phenomenon that continues to astonish.

Making it onto CNN Travel’s recent list of the “10 most spectacular wildlife migrations,” the island’s annual red crab migration is an astounding event that involves the movement of millions of vividly colored crabs as they leave their in-land homes to breed and release eggs into the sea.

An Australian territory, Christmas Island lies some 2,600 kilometers north-west of Perth in the middle of the Indian Ocean. While just 1,500 people live there, it is home to an estimated 120 million crabs.

Unfortunately, crazy ants are killing a lot of them.

il y a 8 mois · 54 169 notes · Source · Reblogged from npr

mother-rucker:

ocean-heart:

upsettings:

bl-ossomed:


A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.

sorry followers if I creeped anyone out but I had to reblog this, it’s so cool

same tho

This is like the coolest thing ever

nnooOOOO

I donated blood today!

mother-rucker:

ocean-heart:

upsettings:

bl-ossomed:

A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.

sorry followers if I creeped anyone out but I had to reblog this, it’s so cool

same tho

This is like the coolest thing ever

nnooOOOO

I donated blood today!

il y a 8 mois · 702 973 notes · Source · Reblogged from mother-rucker

cjwho:

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai by Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov | via

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world’s towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to gain access to China’s Shanghai Tower earlier this month, ascend the 650-meter-high structure, and take some incredible photos from their unique viewpoints.

As if rooftopping/skywalking and photographing from such great heights wasn’t enough, the two ventured off with the added pressure of sneaking into the construction site to scale the unfinished building while the city was busy celebrating the Chinese New Year. Raskalov says, “Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. It took us almost two hours to get on the 120th floor by foot. And also, we spend almost 18 hours on top of the building, sleeping and waiting for better weather.”

Watch their heart-pounding adventure in the video, below.

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il y a 8 mois · 10 887 notes · Reblogged from cjwho

It is one of humanity’s enduring mysteries why some individuals, such as ourselves, rise from unpromising origins to such dizzy heights when so many others, like you, are failures. This book aims to answer that question for the first time – by drawing on bits of research that happen to fit our thesis, emails sent to our daughter and Google searches.

So why do some groups outperform each other in America? What has made us both brilliant lawyers, bestselling authors (and one of us a devastatingly attractive Tiger Mother), while you struggle along on welfare benefits? One simple answer is that we are both shameless, publicity-hungry individuals who pretend to court controversy, while you are gullible, reactive losers. But that is not an area we intend to explore too deeply.

il y a 8 mois · 52 notes · Source · Reblogged from genericlatino

Anonyme asked: “can u give me a real unbiased opinion of the whole anti-gay thing in russia i am really confused as to what to believe”

drdogballs-deactivated20140219:

it should really go without saying, but of course the nation wide ban against “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” adopted by the state duma in june of last year is undoubtedly repressive. ultimately it has been received as a state sanction of violence against LGBT people, as is plain to see from the dramatic increase in attacks against them. youth have been hit particularly hard as their support networks, which were minimal as it was, have been slashed now that adults can be charged with propagandizing and creating the false idea of the social equivalency of non-traditional sexual relationships to traditional ones. if you are attacked and attempt to report it, you aren’t going to find someone sympathetic. you should have expected it to happen after all.

importantly, the actual wording is very vague (and very short), and this is done on purpose because the ambiguity can be exploited and selectively applied. no one really has any idea what all is encompassed by propaganda.

while the nation wide law was enacted just a few months ago, variations of the law aren’t new at all, and russian lgbt have been dealing with them for some time with comparatively very little interest of the west. places that had enacted similar laws include: ryazan oblast (2006), arkhangelsk oblast (2011), kostroma oblast, saint petersburg, magadan oblast, novosibirsk oblast, krasnodar krai, samara oblast, and bashkortostan (2012). while western media and LGBT rights organizations conveniently have decided they want to start discussing this supposed Shadow of Ruthless Gay Oppression that has existed for years in russia, these laws were almost never applied.

ryazan oblast, where they first began, only ever saw the laws applied twice, where it resulted in $50 fines later appealed in court and resulted in a major legal victory for LGBT people in russia. in st. petersburg there was only one conviction, and three in arkhangelsk for the same picket. 

my main point of contention from the very beginning was how this situation was being received and co-opted by westerners and homonationalists, and it’s this that they want to listen to the least. i’ve been called all sorts of things from a homophobe to a nazi for criticizing their actions in spite of the fact that i myself am a gay russian in a relationship with a man who lives in russia. this doesn’t matter to them. people like the disgusting michael lucas will openly denounce anyone who doesn’t follow lockstep with their narrative.

they’ve proven repeatedly that they are absolutely incapable of (or unwilling to perform) even the most basic research to understand the historical context and nuance of LGBT life in russia. in their arrogance, they are never prepared to learn but always ready to teach their brand of Liberal Enlightenment to Save These Savages from themselves.

if you want specific examples of how laughable their activism has been, consider the fact that a petition to obama to deny entrance visas to the politicians responsible for spearheading these laws, an idea that was actually supported by russian LGBT, gained a mere 8,000 signatures while All Out managed to get more than THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND signatures in their petition to the IOC in a move that will amount to absolutely nothing

or the fact that ugly ass stephen fry compared the situation to NAZI GERMANY which was instantly blasted by the russian jewish community

This is what kinda makes me uncomfortable about some of the coverage of the ‘anti homosexual propaganda’ law in Russia. Somehow, I don’t think that if it’s pitched as a second cold war, Russian LGBT people would be safer

il y a 8 mois · 159 notes · Reblogged from pomeranianprivilege

cracked:

"Greece’s initial budget for the 2004 games was 4.5 billion euros, but the actual cost of the games quickly doubled that estimate. When all was said and done, the cost of the games was 5 percent of Greece’s GDP, and eight years later, the country hasn’t recovered from the debt. The city of Vancouver has given up on recovering all the money it put into its fancy schmancy Olympic Village condos that were later converted into residential homes. Today the buildings form a ghost town, and city officials are struggling to come up with a way to just break even on them. The Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998 plunged the city into a recession, with the tax burden of the games ending up costing around $30,000 per family in the city. And none of these financial disasters compare to Montreal (Greece pending). Their Olympic stadium wasn’t finished until 11 years after the games ended, and it took no less than 30 years to pay down the debt incurred to host the 1976 Olympics.” #CrackedClassic
5 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About the Olympics

cracked:

"Greece’s initial budget for the 2004 games was 4.5 billion euros, but the actual cost of the games quickly doubled that estimate. When all was said and done, the cost of the games was 5 percent of Greece’s GDP, and eight years later, the country hasn’t recovered from the debt. The city of Vancouver has given up on recovering all the money it put into its fancy schmancy Olympic Village condos that were later converted into residential homes. Today the buildings form a ghost town, and city officials are struggling to come up with a way to just break even on them. The Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998 plunged the city into a recession, with the tax burden of the games ending up costing around $30,000 per family in the city. And none of these financial disasters compare to Montreal (Greece pending). Their Olympic stadium wasn’t finished until 11 years after the games ended, and it took no less than 30 years to pay down the debt incurred to host the 1976 Olympics.” #CrackedClassic

5 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About the Olympics

il y a 8 mois · 1 588 notes · Reblogged from cracked

paxamericana:

"you stupid fucking morons" - me, watching this, trying not to cry 

These guys are awesome. They’ve also gone around Europe, and in Russian cities like Novosibirsk to take pics off skyscrapers http://dedmaxopka.livejournal.com/71750.html

il y a 8 mois · 262 notes · Reblogged from paxamericana