Couldn’t sleep. wanted to rant too. for the final time.

mellowblueness:

nephiesworld:

I feel like I’m gonna regret doing this. I’m shaking like a leaf and I really need someone to hold me right now. This feels horrible. This is why people don’t like posting things. I don’t care that this isn’t anonymous. Some people will definitely know that it’s me posting this anyway so there’s not much point. I’m just gonna put this out there because I feel like if I do everything will just stop clogging up in my head and making me feel shitty. I know I’m gonna get some attention from this, and tbh I’m probably just gonna leave my computer after posting and live my life and ignore most of it. I want this to stay in the past and not have to think about it much again.

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I’m glad people are finally being brave and coming forward about stuff and that. And I’m sick of seeing A LOT people defending youtubers rather than supporting victims (it’s incredibly upsetting for the people who have experienced this stuff). I understand it can be hard to find out that people you watch, like and support are doing these disgusting things and so you want to deny it. But this is real life. This does happen. There is definitely a hierarchy in the youtube community. And people do take advantage of it, unfortunately. 

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And one more thing: John Green’s been warning girls after they have been in videos with Alex about him for the past few years.

As an addendum to the above (last) bit, the op has since answered an ask, explaining:

I used to be really good friends with Kim and she was in contact with John on skype and stuff, and after she was in a video with him (the test thingy one) John kind of gave her a warning about hanging out with him (even though there’s nothing between them obv). I don’t know what John knows about him. She told me he warned Kayley too. And there’s probably gonna be a few others. xx

JOHN KNEW ABOUT THIS???? HE FUCKING KNEW???????

oh my god this post is so fucking disgusting DO MEN NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FUCK RAPE IS. YOU DON’T GET TO COMPARE ANYTHING YOU SUFFER TO RAPE UNLESS YOU ARE AN ACTUAL RAPE VICTIM OR VICTIM OF RAPE CULTURE I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW

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findchaos:

whowasntthere:

findchaos:

Don’t limit yourself to just one type of legume, either: try string beans, peanuts, fava beans!

Mix n’ match!

Outline all of the lips or just one of the halves, the possibilities are endless!*

*They are not.

It’s sad because this actually works. Green beans = thinner lips, peanuts = super plump lips, garbanzo beans = round, tiny lips. God damn it, Stiffler.

Reblogging for the daytime crowd! Next tutorial: Nuts for Eyes. Let’s see how long I can get away with food objects.

cognitivedissonance:

tastefullyoffensive:

Sochi Problems [yahoosports]

"We don’t have problems, we have adventures" might become my new life motto.

And clearly Sochi was completely underprepared to host the Winter Olympics.

theatlantic:

Is This The Grossest Advertising Strategy of All Time?

Most of the time, targeted ads are pretty harmless. You searched for a flight to Denver? Here are some hotels in Denver. You looked for new running sneakers? Here are a few options.
But a new “study” from marketing firm PHD recommends a strategy that crosses the line from merely targeted to outright predatory, explicitly advising brands to seize on the times of the day and week when women feel the most insecure about their bodies and overall appearance in order to sell beauty products and other goods.
Women, the study claims to have found, feel less attractive on Mondays, especially in the morning. Thus, as the release explains, “Monday becomes the day to encourage the beauty product consumer to get going and feel beautiful again, so marketing messages should focus on feeling smart, instant beauty/fashion fixes, and getting things planned and done.  Concentrate media during prime vulnerability moments, aligning with content involving tips and tricks, instant beauty rescues, dressing for the success, getting organized for the week and empowering stories.” Yuck.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Is This The Grossest Advertising Strategy of All Time?

Most of the time, targeted ads are pretty harmless. You searched for a flight to Denver? Here are some hotels in Denver. You looked for new running sneakers? Here are a few options.

But a new “study” from marketing firm PHD recommends a strategy that crosses the line from merely targeted to outright predatory, explicitly advising brands to seize on the times of the day and week when women feel the most insecure about their bodies and overall appearance in order to sell beauty products and other goods.

Women, the study claims to have found, feel less attractive on Mondays, especially in the morning. Thus, as the release explains, “Monday becomes the day to encourage the beauty product consumer to get going and feel beautiful again, so marketing messages should focus on feeling smart, instant beauty/fashion fixes, and getting things planned and done.  Concentrate media during prime vulnerability moments, aligning with content involving tips and tricks, instant beauty rescues, dressing for the success, getting organized for the week and empowering stories.” Yuck.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

noreason2gohome:

The Sum of All Evil by The Chapman Brothers

pandy-art:


i’m scared to death of light and silence
jesus kill me inside this
raise me up to live again
like you did
like you did

commission for thelostgirl21

omg look at the progress between the livestream last night and right now oh my GOD pandy

pandy-art:

i’m scared to death of light and silence

jesus kill me inside this

raise me up to live again

like you did

like you did

commission for thelostgirl21

omg look at the progress between the livestream last night and right now oh my GOD pandy

mediamattersforamerica:

The NRA lists the ‘coolest gun movies’:

1. Red Dawn
2. The Terminator
3. The Alamo
4. Die Hard
5. The Godfather
6. Zombieland
7. The Matrix
8. The Delta Force
9. The Road Warrior
10. Tremors

Flashback: When the NRA blamed mass shootings on violent movies. 

cosetto:

imagei didnt want les mis to become another fandom that added stupid shit to irrelevant posts but i understand there’s a bad part of EVERY fandom. i accepted this. but this is just ridiculous. this isn’t a hahaha jokey joke added my gif to a non-fandom post!!!111! no this is making fun of rape. this is why rape culture exists. this isn’t an issue to make jokes around. this is fucking serIOUS AND YOU NEED TO STOP

stfuconservatives:

kohenari:

From Mother Jones:

NRA blames violent video games for Newtown, but partnered with company that makes them to produce “the single worst game in the history of games.”
So there’s that.

It obviously isn’t this video game that makes people shoot other people; it’s all the other ones except this one. This video game is surely wholesome.
But even if reasonable people want to disagree about the wholesome nature of this game, one thing we know for sure is that guns are not the problem.
All the shooting that people do of one another doesn’t have anything whatsoever to do with the guns. It has to do with absolutely anything else you can think of.

Ah, right, the NRA made their own shooting video game. But shooting games contribute to violence and that’s bad. Except when gun makers make the games. I guess.

stfuconservatives:

kohenari:

From Mother Jones:

NRA blames violent video games for Newtown, but partnered with company that makes them to produce “the single worst game in the history of games.”

So there’s that.

It obviously isn’t this video game that makes people shoot other people; it’s all the other ones except this one. This video game is surely wholesome.

But even if reasonable people want to disagree about the wholesome nature of this game, one thing we know for sure is that guns are not the problem.

All the shooting that people do of one another doesn’t have anything whatsoever to do with the guns. It has to do with absolutely anything else you can think of.

Ah, right, the NRA made their own shooting video game. But shooting games contribute to violence and that’s bad. Except when gun makers make the games. I guess.

We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools.
–Mike Huckabee, discussing today’s shooting in Connecticut. (via officialssay)
stfuconservatives:

You’ve probably seen an image similar to this one before. Despite every single person with common sense telling them that it’s a bad idea, Springdale Drycleaners in Cincinnati, Ohio, thinks the best way to convince people to be anti-abortion is by putting their pro-life message on a wire hanger.

stfuconservatives:

You’ve probably seen an image similar to this one before. Despite every single person with common sense telling them that it’s a bad idea, Springdale Drycleaners in Cincinnati, Ohio, thinks the best way to convince people to be anti-abortion is by putting their pro-life message on a wire hanger.

The Monster of Monticello →

THOMAS JEFFERSON is in the news again, nearly 200 years after his death — alongside a high-profile biography by the journalist Jon Meacham comes a damning portrait of the third president by the independent scholar Henry Wiencek.

We are endlessly fascinated with Jefferson, in part because we seem unable to reconcile the rhetoric of liberty in his writing with the reality of his slave owning and his lifetime support for slavery. Time and again, we play down the latter in favor of the former, or write off the paradox as somehow indicative of his complex depths.

Neither Mr. Meacham, who mostly ignores Jefferson’s slave ownership, nor Mr. Wiencek, who sees him as a sort of fallen angel who comes to slavery only after discovering how profitable it could be, seem willing to confront the ugly truth: the third president was a creepy, brutal hypocrite.

Contrary to Mr. Wiencek’s depiction, Jefferson was always deeply committed to slavery, and even more deeply hostile to the welfare of blacks, slave or free. His proslavery views were shaped not only by money and status but also by his deeply racist views, which he tried to justify through pseudoscience.

There is, it is true, a compelling paradox about Jefferson: when he wrote the Declaration of Independence, announcing the “self-evident” truth that all men are “created equal,” he owned some 175 slaves. Too often, scholars and readers use those facts as a crutch, to write off Jefferson’s inconvenient views as products of the time and the complexities of the human condition.

But while many of his contemporaries, including George Washington, freed their slaves during and after the revolution — inspired, perhaps, by the words of the Declaration — Jefferson did not. Over the subsequent 50 years, a period of extraordinary public service, Jefferson remained the master of Monticello, and a buyer and seller of human beings.

Rather than encouraging his countrymen to liberate their slaves, he opposed both private manumission and public emancipation. Even at his death, Jefferson failed to fulfill the promise of his rhetoric: his will emancipated only five slaves, all relatives of his mistress Sally Hemings, and condemned nearly 200 others to the auction block. Even Hemings remained a slave, though her children by Jefferson went free.

Nor was Jefferson a particularly kind master. He sometimes punished slaves by selling them away from their families and friends, a retaliation that was incomprehensibly cruel even at the time. A proponent of humane criminal codes for whites, he advocated harsh, almost barbaric, punishments for slaves and free blacks. Known for expansive views of citizenship, he proposed legislation to make emancipated blacks “outlaws” in America, the land of their birth. Opposed to the idea of royal or noble blood, he proposed expelling from Virginia the children of white women and black men.

Jefferson also dodged opportunities to undermine slavery or promote racial equality. As a state legislator he blocked consideration of a law that might have eventually ended slavery in the state.

As president he acquired the Louisiana Territory but did nothing to stop the spread of slavery into that vast “empire of liberty.” Jefferson told his neighbor Edward Coles not to emancipate his own slaves, because free blacks were “pests in society” who were “as incapable as children of taking care of themselves.” And while he wrote a friend that he sold slaves only as punishment or to unite families, he sold at least 85 humans in a 10-year period to raise cash to buy wine, art and other luxury goods.

Destroying families didn’t bother Jefferson, because he believed blacks lacked basic human emotions. “Their griefs are transient,” he wrote, and their love lacked “a tender delicate mixture of sentiment and sensation.”

Jefferson claimed he had “never seen an elementary trait of painting or sculpture” or poetry among blacks and argued that blacks’ ability to “reason” was “much inferior” to whites’, while “in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous.” He conceded that blacks were brave, but this was because of “a want of fore-thought, which prevents their seeing a danger till it be present.”

A scientist, Jefferson nevertheless speculated that blackness might come “from the color of the blood” and concluded that blacks were “inferior to the whites in the endowments of body and mind.”

Jefferson did worry about the future of slavery, but not out of moral qualms. After reading about the slave revolts in Haiti, Jefferson wrote to a friend that “if something is not done and soon done, we shall be the murderers of our own children.” But he never said what that “something” should be.

In 1820 Jefferson was shocked by the heated arguments over slavery during the debate over the Missouri Compromise. He believed that by opposing the spread of slavery in the West, the children of the revolution were about to “perpetrate” an “act of suicide on themselves, and of treason against the hopes of the world.”

If there was “treason against the hopes of the world,” it was perpetrated by the founding generation, which failed to place the nation on the road to liberty for all. No one bore a greater responsibility for that failure than the master of Monticello.

Paul Finkelman, a visiting professor in legal history at Duke Law School, is a professor at Albany Law School and the author of “Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson.”

zhaliang:

Fall arrangement with artichokes

zhaliang:

Fall arrangement with artichokes