Big Damn Heroes

reallyreallyreallytrying:

yo i ain’t saying she’s a gold-digger but she does carry a weird pan everywhere and keep mumbling stuff about “gold in them there hills” idk so yeah she is probably a gold digger

bisexualfandom:

people who mock self-dx by saying sarcastic shit like ”i self-diagnosed myself with cancer” absolutely infuriate me

there are people literally dying every year, every month, every week, every day, of cancer, because, like everyone else who either goes without a medical…

"Wait for me!"

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

higheramerica:

The Devastating Effects Of Marijuana Legalization

higheramerica:

The Devastating Effects Of Marijuana Legalization

supahloser:

Don’t be a religious suburban white mom about it

ladyskellington:

therealbarbielifts:

ink-its-art:

Watercolour Tattoos by Sasha Unisex

Omfg

WOAH

lifewithra:


So much truth in this!

lifewithra:

So much truth in this!

me: *owns 264 unread books*
me: *buys 17 new books*
me: *rereads harry potter*

pr1nceshawn:

Masculine Ways to Do Feminine Things by Dave Mercier.

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

Why my chronic illness is a full time job.
Nurse: We need you to send us your medical records.
Me: Okay from which specialist?
Nurse: All of them.
Me: Which years?
Nurse: All of them.
Me: I have been sick for 10 years, and have been seen at, at least 10 different hospitals by 6 different specialists at each hospital.
Nurse: Well just take your time, we need you to get them to us in 3 weeks. You should have plenty of time.
Me: *covers mouthpiece of phone and screams*
fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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