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Anyone Can Be An Asshole

Reblogged from rkidd

rkidd:

princeowl:

teabrittle:

princeowl:

why would you ever idolize cops when firefighters exist

yeah seriously have you ever heard of “corrupt firefighter” 

what would a ‘corrupt firefighter’ even be. he put out that fire with a little TOO much water. he was a little rough with the cat he rescued from a tree for a little old lady

Uh I’m pretty sure there have been many cases of firefighters being secret arsonists, so…

"Firefighters stood by and watched a Tennessee house burn to the ground earlier this week because the homeowners didn’t pay the annual subscription fee for fire service." - (Source)


Countries which recognise the Armenian genocide.

Well, this is interesting.

Countries which recognise the Armenian genocide.

Well, this is interesting.

(Source: mapsontheweb.zoom-maps.com)

Where. THE ACTUAL FUCK. Is the NRA?

This Missouri stuff is PRECISELY what they’re always telling us might happen.

The defence of citizens against militarised state action is the ONLY Constitutional justification for their gun ownership. This should be their playground. They should be down there by the thousands.

So.

Where the fuck are they?

A bit of Last Week Tonight in which John Oliver explains that the Ferguson, MO police department has historic issues with violence and racism and the wonderful intersection between them.

This particular piece was about a black man who was arrested, beaten, and then sued for damage to city property as a result of his blood landing on police uniforms.

Check it out. It’s wonderful.

Normally I try to take an opposing view to the mainstream bullshit. I try to see things from the other side. But there is none. It really is as bad as it seems.

Important Things To Remember

Reblogged from helvetebrann

glitterglobe:

important things to remember

  • if someone doesn’t reply to your message they are probably busy, not ignoring you
  • just because someone doesn’t message you first, it doesn’t mean they don’t care about you
  • if someone seems upset or distant they probably aren’t upset at you in particular

(Source: waluigiware)

idpmirtf:

rearadmiral-comsmocock:

can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusion of depth

I love elephants more than anything

Right.
OK.
This is going to sound harsh, but you’re a fucking idiot.
Elephants can’t paint. Like all non-human animals, they have ZERO higher thought functions. They don’t have the brain capacity or architecture to understand what “art” means, how to create shapes and forms to represent recognisable images or emotional states in the brains of onlookers. That’s all really complicated, abstract, spooky shit that we take for granted but is completely beyond the smartest elephant in the world.
Now you know that elephants cannot paint for very solid, functional reasons. What they can do is grab a brush and slap colours onto a piece of paper. And they can be trained to slap the colours on in a particular pattern. And given how fucking impressive this painting is, I’d like you to take a moment to imagine the sort of “intensive” training that it might involve. It wouldn’t surprise me if electric cattle prods were involved. That’s not an exaggeration. It’s kind of upsetting just watching it. 
If you go somewhere and you see elephants painting, please report it to the nearest police station, because animal brutality is occurring somewhere.
And, if you take nothing else from this post, take this:
Elephants can’t paint!

Reblogged from idpmirtf

idpmirtf:

rearadmiral-comsmocock:

can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusion of depth

I love elephants more than anything

Right.

OK.

This is going to sound harsh, but you’re a fucking idiot.

Elephants can’t paint. Like all non-human animals, they have ZERO higher thought functions. They don’t have the brain capacity or architecture to understand what “art” means, how to create shapes and forms to represent recognisable images or emotional states in the brains of onlookers. That’s all really complicated, abstract, spooky shit that we take for granted but is completely beyond the smartest elephant in the world.

Now you know that elephants cannot paint for very solid, functional reasons. What they can do is grab a brush and slap colours onto a piece of paper. And they can be trained to slap the colours on in a particular pattern. And given how fucking impressive this painting is, I’d like you to take a moment to imagine the sort of “intensive” training that it might involve. It wouldn’t surprise me if electric cattle prods were involved. That’s not an exaggeration. It’s kind of upsetting just watching it.

If you go somewhere and you see elephants painting, please report it to the nearest police station, because animal brutality is occurring somewhere.

And, if you take nothing else from this post, take this:

Elephants can’t paint!

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

Shimon Peres receives U.S. Congressional Gold Medal

Shimon Peres is the current President of Israel, and was prime minister of Israel in 1977, 1984 - 1986, and from 1995 - 1996. He is regarded internationally as one of the less belligerent Israeli leaders.

On 18th April 1996, the UN shelter at Qana was shelled, killed 107 of the hundreds of Lebanese civilians who were taking refuge there. Peres insisted that “everything was done with clear logic and in a responsible way.” The reason the civilians were fleeing in the first place was because of an operation ordered by Peres called Grapes of Wrath, which ended up displacing about 400,000 Lebanese people.

Thankfully, since then, the Israelis have concentrated their fire on the Arabs in the occupied territories, which is fine, because who cares?

He also supported the ongoing policy of building Jewish settlements on stolen Arab land, internationally recognised as a war crime.

He was integral to the negotiations for the purchase of the Dimona nuclear reactor, which is widely understood to be specifically dedicated to the manufacture of nuclear weapons, and represents the introduction of nuclear capabilities to the Middle East. When Iran (arguably) attempted the same thing, he said “Iran should remember that Iran can also be wiped off the map”.

The point of this post is not to trash the character of Shimon Peres. The point of this point is to explain how far down the “Well of Death” Israel has fallen when someone like Shimon Peres, who would be regarded as a war criminal anywhere else, can be see as so politically neutral (or even pro-peace) that he gets a Nobel Peace Prize and a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.

"Being white means never having to think about it."

Reblogged from sinsecretosestaves

- James Baldwin

That’s probably the defining characteristic of any privilege - something you don’t have to think about. There are things I don’t have to think about because I’m a man, and things I don’t have to think about because I’m white, and other things I don’t have to think about because I’m straight.

There’s no point in pretending otherwise. Privilege exists. There’s not much you can do about it, but being aware of it is a good start.

I didn’t even realise I was a “white guy” until I went to live with Asian people in America. I always thought I was just a “guy”.

Also, everything James Baldwin says is awesome.

(Source: intellocgent)

God's Greatest Mistakes

This is a constantly-updated list of suboptimal, pointless and plain weird ‘designs’ that make gibberish of any “intelligent designer” claims. Enjoy.

Shitty Heidegger / Husserl Joke

Reblogged from cicarson

cicarson:

postsatire:

Another winner from Existential Comics.

This is phenomenal. 

Sartre and Camus. Yes.

Well, not “phenomenal” exactly.