rAmblr. A map of avoidance.

The US as an Oligarchy - TheYoungTurks
A breakdown and commentary of the study “Testing Theories of American Politics” regarding the effect of the public opinion stratified by monetary power in the result of lawmaking.

Science cannot exist in a vacuum. By nature it’s an open enterprise, strengthened by public scrutiny. Openness is the basis of a free society. But when science is attacked on ideological grounds, its integrity and usefulness are threatened. Independent peer-reviewed research is the cornerstone of science in America. It shouldn’t be about the left or the right, but what works to keep people safe and healthy. I believe all Americans, and all people everywhere, no matter who they are or how they live, deserve research to improve their lives. Thomas Jefferson said, “We must not be afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead.” Scientific truth ennobles us. It tells us who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. I believe the truth will only be found when all scientists are free to pursue it.
The West Wing, ep. 5.16,  “Eppur Si Muove”

thekingofhorror:

robemmy:

Hypocrisy

So fucking powerful.

Complaining is easy and rants matter shit: the story of internet activism.

(via obiboing)

ramblrr:

dailyzouiall:

this is actually pretty cool of okcupid tbh

What happens when you open OKC today with Firefox. Props.
(Eich’s message) (FF’s response)

Update: Eich stepped down as CEO.

I have mixed feelings about this. I am againts that unbendable angry sentiment and media movement that people should be fired from all jobs if they have done wrong. The consequence seems arbitrary to me. I guess the main contribution of this is the social message that his views and will were wrong, and that with events like this is how society reshapes its narratives.
Ends and means.

(Source: princetoninacroptop)

lilablackbird:

One of my winning hands in Cards Against Humanity.

lilablackbird:

One of my winning hands in Cards Against Humanity.

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NSA Change Proposed By Obama - TYT

A gleam of hope.

babyhinata:

rj-queen:

movsi:

LEAKED NORTH KOREAN DOCUMENTARY ‘EXPOSES WESTERN PROPAGANDA’ (AND IT’S SCARY HOW TRUE IT IS)

Sabine is a YouTube user who, during a visit to family living in South Korea in April of this year, was given a DVD by a man and a woman claiming to be North Korean “defectors”, and was asked to translate the film so it could be posted on the internet and reach a wider audience. What the DVD turned out to be was something much more than Sabine, or anyone else, probably would’ve imagined, and something that certainly has found a widespread audience on the internet over the last month or so – it was a film called “PROPAGANDA”, a documentary about capitalism, imperialism, mass manipulation of western culture for the purpose of commodification, and how it permeates every aspect of the lives of blissfully ignorant, borderline zombie masses.

And jesus, is it on the fucking money.

North Korea just read us to filth

yooooooooooooooooooo

(via obiboing)

The Guardian reports on documents that chronicle how Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ toghether with the NSA collected webcam images from millions of Yahoo users.

• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk from 2008-2010.
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
• Yahoo: ‘A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy’
• Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images
Xbox kinetic mentioned as future interest.


Privacy is not the same as secrecy. Regardless if we have nothing to hide or people can guess what we do, we all deserve our privacy.

thejungleofmufasa:

andrysb24:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

thejungleofmufasa:

andrysb24:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

(Source: worshipyeezus)

demand-progress:

Why should you care about the NSA? BoingBoing editor and author Cory Doctorow explains.

Join Cory - along with Tumblr, Reddit and Mozilla - in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.

Take action →

Very well expressed. For those who don’t care being spied on.

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