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birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive

our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.

temptasiann:

*owns tons of clothes*

*wears same three things*

witchydigit:

Damnit, trying to find a post about these flowers that dry up into skull-looking things when they die, but I can’t remember what I tagged it. It must have been a few months ago, I really don’t want to trawl through my archive to find it.

Snapdragons. I was looking for the post about dried up snapdragon flowers

Unlike my last vacation, I’ll go ahead and tell you all about this one. At around eight I’ll be flying to Vermont with my mom, to stay at an inn with a Jane Austen event next weekend. We’ll have internet so I might be on anyways, but if it doesn’t work or we’re busy, that’s where I’ll be. My mom’s super into Jane Austen, I’m along for the surrounding small farms and food and tea and company. I just wish we weren’t going to be on a bunch of planes when I’d normally be sleeping, and that my stomach wasn’t still acting up every so often (the doctor wanted me back this Tuesday to go over tests, but we had this place and plane tickets booked already, so we put the appointment another week out).

thankyoucorndog:

boomer-overboard:

thankyoucorndog:

"boy i’m in a great mood!"

"oh, please. you can’t REALLY be in a great mood. there are people out there who just got raises. people just got married. people are being reunited with their families right now. how dare you say you’re happy."

The equivalent of someone saying you can’t be sad because other people have it worse than you.

yes

(Source: thankyoucorndog)

incaseyuhnevaknow:

chrises77o7:

convolutednormality:

sancophaleague:

Donald Andrews Jr. A Black man  and Business Owner from New York was cleared just last April After being Arrested on Drugs Charges in Scotia, New York.    Police were “suspicious” of Donald Andrews Jr.’s store, which sells incense and smoking paraphernalia, and sent undercover informants several times in March. In one of the informants visits he is seen on Andrews hidden camera planting Crack Cocaine on the counter in Andrews Store.

Andrews was arrested in April  2013 and cleared only after he asked a Grand Jury to watch the surveillance footage from his store. The informant used a cellphone photo he took of the planted drugs as evidence that Andrews was dealing, leading to his arrest.

*YES THIS IS FUCKING REAL LOOK IT UP*

The police claim that the informant has now “fled” and they haven’t found his whereabouts. The sheriff “claims” his investigators didn’t purposely framed Andrews and have the “informant” out to be some rogue agent.

FYI this same “informant” has lead to seven other drug-related arrests the Report says. 

Sounds like a Movie right? But yall still out here calling people “conspiracy theorists”. 

Andrews is now in the process of suing NYPD.

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#sancophaleague

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Nice! Stick I too em.

Police planting crack to lock up Black people is no conspiracy theory. It’s American History (1980-present).

What most people don’t know, that they should, is that practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food. There are no wild seedless watermelons, there’s no wild cows, there’s no long-stem roses growing in the wild …

We have systematically genetically modified all the foods, the vegetables and animals, that we have eaten ever since we cultivated them. It’s called artificial selection. That’s how we genetically modify them. So now that we can do it in a lab, all of a sudden, you’re going to complain?

So we are creating and modifying the biology of the world to serve our needs. I don’t have a problem with that because we’ve been doing that for tens of thousands of years. So, chill out.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to anti-GMO advocates  (via micdotcom)

markscherz you do know the huge difference between selective breeding (artificial selection) and genetic engineering, right?

I like Tyson as much as the next science enthusiast, but he is being deliberately obtuse and clouding the issue here.

Have you ever watched Orphan Black? Or any other sci fi / speculative fiction about the moral quandaries of patenting biological life? Have you seen the way intellectual property works in the pharmaceutical industry when life-saving drugs can’t be rolled out to people in time?

It’s the fact that if you buy a GMO plant, you can’t legally take cuttings from it or propagate it by seed, even when it is fertile or able to be cultivated asexually. You purchase the means of production, but a legal restriction that patents the genes of that plant prevents you from ever re-using it or re-sowing it, even if you have the competency or need to do so.

Also you risk gene flow into other populations when you grow it. GMOs have also contributed to pesticide resistance, and an increase in secondary pests among common crops like cotton and corn. These phenomena are well-documented, and not at all the ravings of a mad suburbanite going on about tumours in rats. There is also very little evidence of the promised improved harvests.

I think most people could get behind responsible genetic engineering, but right now it’s in the hands of some lawsuit happy multinationals, and it’s intimately tied with outmoded monoculture farming practices, that have proven again and again to be harmful to biodiversity and habitats.

I’m no luddite: I’d actively call myself a futurist and a transhumanist. I usually welcome change, but I usually fall in the anti-GMO camp because I support open-source technology and I oppose patents on biological organisms that can reproduce. It’s hardly the unscientific stance it’s been made out to be, and I don’t think it should be dismissed out of hand, especially by someone like Tyson who is being deliberately dishonest about the chasm between selective breeding and genetic engineering.

Hell, I saw you are against hybridising snakes because of ethical issues. Some people have ethical reasons to oppose handing over the future of the world’s food supply to a few multinationals.

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(via mamitah)

wow, this is a disturbing statement by Neil deGrasse Tyson. yeah, who is he working for, or rather who’s paying him? monsanto? syngenta?

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flamethrowersandgummibears:

dancing-through-brooklyn:

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIF SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME

OMFG I MISS THAT SHOW SO MUCH.

flamethrowersandgummibears:

dancing-through-brooklyn:

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIF SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME

OMFG I MISS THAT SHOW SO MUCH.

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

- Henry David Thoreau (via occult101)

Damnit, trying to find a post about these flowers that dry up into skull-looking things when they die, but I can’t remember what I tagged it. It must have been a few months ago, I really don’t want to trawl through my archive to find it.