19 10 / 2014

19 10 / 2014

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19 10 / 2014

onlyblackgirl:

kreuzfidel:

geekerrific:cyberteeth:

Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists

The most powerful thing anyone has ever said to me: “You deserve to take up space.” 

Feminism is so important!

I love her.

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19 10 / 2014

19 10 / 2014

thekindagirlyoulike:

Oh my god…really? :(

thekindagirlyoulike:

Oh my god…really? :(

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18 10 / 2014

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18 10 / 2014

prettyboyshyflizzy:

matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.

omfg
omfg
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow 







Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

Mind completly blown

prettyboyshyflizzy:

matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.

The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.

He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.

omfg

omfg

and old Apple computers

the apple was a rainbow 

image

image

image

Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

Mind completly blown

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18 10 / 2014

bdoulaoblongata:

#Ferguson strong. #JusticeForMikeBrown  53 days

bdoulaoblongata:

#Ferguson strong. #JusticeForMikeBrown
53 days

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18 10 / 2014

asieybarbie:

put THAT on yo’ banner! 

asieybarbie:

put THAT on yo’ banner! 

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18 10 / 2014

cultofkimber:

cayacayadeenyall:

cultofkimber:

quantumfemme:

seekingwillow:

priceofliberty:

salon:

Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.

___

Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

Fucking hell. The prison industrial complex finds new ways to shock, revile and disgust every day.

This isn’t “a way to reintroduce slavery,” though. The 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, was very precisely written:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

This is why black people make up 14% of the US population and 40% of the prison population and why Native Americans make up less than 1% of the US population but 2% of the prison population.

This isnt slavery. These are people who commit crimes like murder and child molestation that are being punished for there actions through physical labor. God forbid they do something other than sit on their asses all day in jail.

Literally nothing you just said is based in fact. 

The men fighting these fires are all low-level offenders, primarily with charges for drugs, robbery, and other non-violent offenses (and, fyi, non-violent offenses are what 50% of state prisoners and about 90% of federal prisoners are incarcerated for). US prison has largely been a privatized, for-profit industry since the 1980s. Law changes like mandatory minimums for low-level crime have ensured that the incarceration rate has done nothing but skyrocket because private prisons need a steady flow of inmates to turn profit and our government is contractually obligated to provide that steady flow. Hell, drug-related charges account for over half of that rise of rate. Marginalized groups are targeted disproportionately for incarceration through systemic poverty, inaccessible education, social instability, etc (all which increase risk of drug abuse and other criminal behavior), racial profiling by LEOs, and by being given much harsher sentences than more privileged counterparts. And that’s without even touching on wrongful conviction rates, which are about 6% for violent crimes and estimated to be much higher with lesser offenses. 

And criminals are sent to prison as punishment, not for punishment. The confinement and denial of personal agency is the punishment. And prison is meant to serve two purposes: punishment and rehabilitation. Prison work programs are about neither—they exist primarily to defray costs of housing inmates (and, thus, increase profits for private prisons). And bondage, subjugation, and forced labor for other’s financial gain is practically the textbook definition of slavery, so idk what to tell you. There are lots of ways to keep prisoners from “sitting on their asses all day” that don’t involve treating these men and women as unworthy of humane treatment, empathy, and compassion. Hell, work programs are even a really viable option for that when approached with the right intentions.   

Seriously, I really urge you to do some reading about mass incarceration, racial disparities in incarceration, the privatization of the prison industry, etc. if you’re going to have an opinion on this stuff because ignorance isn’t a good look on anyone. 

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18 10 / 2014

flyingwithbrokenrockets:

shanellbklyn:

heysoulsista:

*plays Brotha by Angie Stone in the background and dims the lights* I continue to thank God for the men with skin rich in melanin. He took his time on you. You beautiful black men…with your beards and tattoos…your intelligence…your wit…strong-willingness to bend the rules. The protectors. The workers. Our Princes. Our Kings. Us beautiful black women, thank you for treating us as Princesses and Queens. We love you.

I want them all 😍

Jesus take the wheel !

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17 10 / 2014

vintageshi:

tangebaby:

The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!

I’ve never heard it put so well before.
THIS!

vintageshi:

tangebaby:

The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”

I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!

I’ve never heard it put so well before.

THIS!

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16 10 / 2014

est—-95:

chokesngags:

star-lawd-star:

bakaflockalame:

star-lawd-star:

intelligentignorance:

Bitch you guessed it! Its no room for sensitive ppl in your line of business


damn she gets no love lol

Then if Iggy ended up killing herself would you still feel the same way? I mean really this is the reason. 



Real. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

Oh my god, you soft ass muthafuckas PLEASE

 Listen, the reason why Snoop has been over (in the terms that I use as popular & shit like that) for 20+ years is because he understands the game & the culture. Hip-Hop is a full contact sport in ANY FORM of the culture, whether it be on the mic, on the dance floor, on the turntables, on vacant walls, in business, or in the public eye. So if rappers go at your head, it’s to see what you’re made of. Snoop “clowning” Iggy like that to me looks like a form of rookie hazing & she’s literally being the butt-hurt little summer camp kid that’s calling her mom on the phone going “mommy, can you pick me up, I hate it here!”  Like Jesus Tapdancing Christ, if you’re gonna take something like that personally, pack up your shit & leave! Take your ball & go home, you clearly ain’t cut out for this shit. Sure, a lot of rappers have taken stuff like this personally, but y’know what they did? THEY WENT ON WAX & DISSED BACK! BECAUSE THAT’S THE CULTURE OF HIP-HOP! Plus, Snoop continuing to clown her is all on her. She had to get all sensitive & butt-hurt, & if you pay attention to the captions Snoop’s been using, he’s clearly saying “quit crying, you’re just making it worse for yourself now suck it up & be a real muthafucka about it & show us why you should be taken seriously as a rapper.” Because if you notice, nobody takes her seriously as a rapper, & by her basically being all sensitive over Snoop clowning her is just the icing on the cake. 
& to the person who asked that hypothetical question of Iggy actually taking her life over Snoop clowning her…please spare us that shit & blow it out your ass because hey, I seem to recall a time when Ja Rule was the most HATED DUDE IN THE RAP WORLD! List of rappers that had beef with him:
50 Cent (clowned him the most)
Eminem & the rest of D12
DMX
Obie Trice
Busta Rhymes
The list goes on. But did Ja tap out? Did Ja call up Hot 97 & cry on the radio goin’ “I don’t know why they’re clowning me, why would they do that?” Did he go on 106 & Park & plead for Fif to stop ridin’ his ass? Did he once say “seriously, if you muthafuckas don’t stop, I’m gonna kill myself.” NO! He did 2 things: he tried to avoid the beef & focus on his success & then he attacked EVERYBODY! THAT’S WHAT YOU DO: EITHER MOVE ON OR PICK UP A MIC! NO RAPPER IN THE HISTORY OF HIP-HOP EVER ONCE TOOK THEIR OWN LIFE BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING DISSED & CLOWNED. NONE! So Iggy, with absolutely no due respect, pick up your ball & leave because you are clearly NOT made for this! & if anybody’s not down with that, I’ve got 2 SWEEEEEEEEEEEET words for ya:

est—-95:

chokesngags:

star-lawd-star:

bakaflockalame:

star-lawd-star:

intelligentignorance:

Bitch you guessed it! Its no room for sensitive ppl in your line of business

damn she gets no love lol

Then if Iggy ended up killing herself would you still feel the same way? I mean really this is the reason. 

Real. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

Oh my god, you soft ass muthafuckas PLEASE

Listen, the reason why Snoop has been over (in the terms that I use as popular & shit like that) for 20+ years is because he understands the game & the culture. Hip-Hop is a full contact sport in ANY FORM of the culture, whether it be on the mic, on the dance floor, on the turntables, on vacant walls, in business, or in the public eye. So if rappers go at your head, it’s to see what you’re made of. Snoop “clowning” Iggy like that to me looks like a form of rookie hazing & she’s literally being the butt-hurt little summer camp kid that’s calling her mom on the phone going “mommy, can you pick me up, I hate it here!”  Like Jesus Tapdancing Christ, if you’re gonna take something like that personally, pack up your shit & leave! Take your ball & go home, you clearly ain’t cut out for this shit. Sure, a lot of rappers have taken stuff like this personally, but y’know what they did? THEY WENT ON WAX & DISSED BACK! BECAUSE THAT’S THE CULTURE OF HIP-HOP! Plus, Snoop continuing to clown her is all on her. She had to get all sensitive & butt-hurt, & if you pay attention to the captions Snoop’s been using, he’s clearly saying “quit crying, you’re just making it worse for yourself now suck it up & be a real muthafucka about it & show us why you should be taken seriously as a rapper.” Because if you notice, nobody takes her seriously as a rapper, & by her basically being all sensitive over Snoop clowning her is just the icing on the cake.

& to the person who asked that hypothetical question of Iggy actually taking her life over Snoop clowning her…please spare us that shit & blow it out your ass because hey, I seem to recall a time when Ja Rule was the most HATED DUDE IN THE RAP WORLD! List of rappers that had beef with him:

  • 50 Cent (clowned him the most)
  • Eminem & the rest of D12
  • DMX
  • Obie Trice
  • Busta Rhymes

The list goes on. But did Ja tap out? Did Ja call up Hot 97 & cry on the radio goin’ “I don’t know why they’re clowning me, why would they do that?” Did he go on 106 & Park & plead for Fif to stop ridin’ his ass? Did he once say “seriously, if you muthafuckas don’t stop, I’m gonna kill myself.” NO! He did 2 things: he tried to avoid the beef & focus on his success & then he attacked EVERYBODY! THAT’S WHAT YOU DO: EITHER MOVE ON OR PICK UP A MIC! NO RAPPER IN THE HISTORY OF HIP-HOP EVER ONCE TOOK THEIR OWN LIFE BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING DISSED & CLOWNED. NONE! So Iggy, with absolutely no due respect, pick up your ball & leave because you are clearly NOT made for this! & if anybody’s not down with that, I’ve got 2 SWEEEEEEEEEEEET words for ya:

16 10 / 2014

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16 10 / 2014

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