August 21, 2014 / 6:17PM 265 notes

redcelia:

michael rosen

redcelia:

michael rosen

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August 21, 2014 / 2:25PM 218 notes

dollymyfolly:

Can we throw away that “everyone speaks English in the Netherlands so you don’t have to learn Dutch” mentality?

I’ve had a person literally refuse to speak to me until I spoke Dutch and while that sucks I understand. I live here and need to speak Dutch. Anyone who goes somewhere for an extensive amount of time should have the courtesy to learn the language. Even if they can’t, the arrogant mentality of “everyone speaks English” hinders you.

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August 21, 2014 / 4:32AM 237 notes

yancakes:

voxplutonia:

yancakes:

thelandofmaps:

Killings by law enforcement officers in the United States so far in 2014 [1496x1160] [OC]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

Aside from Pennsylvania, this map corresponds pretty well to population by state. 


Was just about to reblog to say something like this. As telling as this map could be, it certainly could also be useful to keep the populations of each state in mind.

Just to be clear, I didn’t compare the map of cop killers to state populations to make the US look good. I compared it to show that the US is fucked straight across the nation. This wasn’t a “to be fair” post, it was a knock on EVERY state… except for Pennsylvania apparently.
No other first world country looks like this.


My comment was about some of the other comments about the high numbers and what’s wrong with certain states. California and Texas having the highest numbers isn’t necessarily all that exceptional, when you also consider that they also have the two highest populations.

yancakes:

voxplutonia:

yancakes:

thelandofmaps:

Killings by law enforcement officers in the United States so far in 2014 [1496x1160] [OC]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

Aside from Pennsylvania, this map corresponds pretty well to population by state. 

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Was just about to reblog to say something like this. As telling as this map could be, it certainly could also be useful to keep the populations of each state in mind.

Just to be clear, I didn’t compare the map of cop killers to state populations to make the US look good. I compared it to show that the US is fucked straight across the nation. This wasn’t a “to be fair” post, it was a knock on EVERY state… except for Pennsylvania apparently.

No other first world country looks like this.

My comment was about some of the other comments about the high numbers and what’s wrong with certain states. California and Texas having the highest numbers isn’t necessarily all that exceptional, when you also consider that they also have the two highest populations.
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August 21, 2014 / 3:40AM 52,526 notes

uni-t-e-a:

amroyounes:

Time to show some love and appreciate these heroes.

Firefighters are some badass mutha fuckas

(via hypo-jectural)

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August 21, 2014 / 3:35AM 62 notes

Anonymous asked Sorry if this sounds really ignorant but is being trans a choice? My brother is FTM and he said that he "just knew" he wasn't a girl. How does someone raised as a girl realize they're a boy?

theartoftransliness:

Zak: The short and simple answer to your question is no, being trans isn’t a choice. There are a lot of different ways that trans people think about what it means to be trans, but overall most people accept that it isn’t something that someone just wakes up deciding to be. No one knows what makes people trans, but some researchers suggest that it could be related to hormones a fetus is exposed to in the womb. 

There are all sorts of different ways that people realize that they are trans. Some people realize when they are 3 or 4 years old, while other people don’t realize until they are adults. Someone might realize that they are a boy, for instance, because they feel discomfort with their body during puberty and hate their developing breasts and wish they had a flat chest. I personally took a long time to figure things out. I was confused for awhile because I couldn’t imagine myself as an adult woman in the future and never felt like I fit in with other women. It wasn’t that I had more masculine interests or hobbies, in fact I don’t really, it was deeper than that and really a lot more difficult to describe.

If you’re really interested in this, I’d recommend reading an autobiography of a trans man that goes into more detail about the personal journey of figurings things out and what it feels like to be trans. A few that I’d recommend are Just Add Hormones, Becoming a Visible Man, or Second Son. Each of those books are from the perspectives of quite different people, though all are trans men. If you are a cisgender woman (a woman who was assigned female at birth), than it may be difficult for you to understand how your brother could identify as male or what it would feel like to feel male. It might be more useful to imagine what it would be like if you felt the way about your gender that you do now, but that you were assigned male at birth instead. To provide another perspective, you might want to read Redefining Realness, which is by a trans woman. 

I hope that at least provides a good start for better understanding your brother! 

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August 21, 2014 / 3:31AM 237 notes

yancakes:

thelandofmaps:

Killings by law enforcement officers in the United States so far in 2014 [1496x1160] [OC]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

Aside from Pennsylvania, this map corresponds pretty well to population by state. 



Was just about to reblog to say something like this. As telling as this map could be, it certainly could also be useful to keep the populations of each state in mind.

yancakes:

thelandofmaps:

Killings by law enforcement officers in the United States so far in 2014 [1496x1160] [OC]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

Aside from Pennsylvania, this map corresponds pretty well to population by state. 

Was just about to reblog to say something like this. As telling as this map could be, it certainly could also be useful to keep the populations of each state in mind.
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August 19, 2014 / 7:45PM 3,378 notes

simsgonewrong:

Sims, the original selfie trendsetters. 

simsgonewrong:

Sims, the original selfie trendsetters. 

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August 19, 2014 / 7:44PM 840,395 notes

n0ell333:

theargylegargoyle:

death-by-anime:

To all those 12.9 year-olds on Tumblr,

I think we all know where you really belong:

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I think you should shut the fuck up

we RP smut. I do it all the fucking time.

We write fanfics.

We love yuri and yaoi.

We have dirty minds.

Looks like we misjudged those 12.9 year olds.

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im dying

(Source: dafthappiness, via hypo-jectural)

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August 19, 2014 / 10:52AM 48,542 notes

the-uncensored-she:

kendoll83:

The media is one powerful force.

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."—Malcolm X

the-uncensored-she:

kendoll83:

The media is one powerful force.

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."—Malcolm X

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August 19, 2014 / 10:47AM

Do you ever have blogs show up on your dash and you’re just like “…but who are you?”

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