1. "The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it."
  2. lamelatios:

    not being at comic con like 

    (via alwayschasingsparrows)

  3. etveruminspecie:

    Another #tbt… But that’s it, I swear!!


  4. "As an ultimate fuck you to rule-keeping scripture zealots everywhere, Jesus hung out with whores. Embracing whores was a double rebuke to the Jewish scripture-thumpers because it put Jesus on the side of the pagan, prostitute-condoning Roman occupiers and made him a traitor in the culture wars of the day. Yet, the anointing of Jesus by a prostitute is one of the few events reported in all four gospels. As Jesus blessed and defended her, Matthew’s gospel says the disciples “were indignant” while Luke describes the woman who did the anointing as “a woman in that town who lived a sinful life,” which is a coded phrase for a filthy hooker who is certainly not one of us. Jesus’ embrace of a woman from an enemy tribe in a culture where tribal belonging was paramount distressed both his followers and enemies. His attitude to the “other” was as incomprehensible as if he’d blurted “E=mc2 is the equation of mass–energy equivalence."
  5. thinksquad:

    Any internet users who use or even read about privacy services online will be targeted for surveillance by the NSA, according to a new report from German broadcaster ARD.

    According to leaked source-code of the US spy agency’s ‘XKeyscore’ software, individuals who search for information about anonymising services such as Tor have their IP addresses logged by the NSA and can be flagged for further monitoring.


    (via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

  7. think-progress:

    You cannot help but help them. They need care, and they need love.”

    Beyond the partisan rhetoric, there’s a lot of compassion at the Texas border.

    (via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)


  8. goldfishandumbrella said: I don't know if they are common in America, but I recently looked up a few chastity talks on YouTube and they are generally awful. I had no idea. One of the most popular talks is done by Jason Evert, active in the ''pro-life'' movement, who said he loved ''gender stereotypes'', that ''women should act like ladies to be treated like them'', who reinforces the value of virginity and shames promiscuous behaviour. I feel bad for Americans that this stuff is happening in schools.


    This is why organizations like Planned Parenthood and Scarleteen are so VITALLY important.  Because abstinence-only education only leads to young people having sex without the knowledge and tools to ensure that it is safe, healthy, and responsible.  We need to abolish abstinence-only education funding from public schools.  It is a travesty that young, impressionable students are subject to that dangerous, misogynistic garbage.

  9. thefrogman:

    10 Jobs For Wombats [video] [h/t: sizvivdeos]

  10. etveruminspecie:

    #tbt Watson curled up in my lap asleep the first week he was mine. <3<3