1. georgetakei:

    God is trolling us.

     
  2. themarysue:

    delightfullyvague:

    season 1 scully(source)

    There are all things we regret about the 90s. This is not one of them. 

    (Source: carlithiel)

     

  3. neurosciencestuff:

    In a world-first, a newly published study has captured in detail the brain electrical activity in children as they emerge from anaesthesia, shedding light on why some are distressed and agitated when they wake up.

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    Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology together with…

    (Source: swinburne.edu.au)

     

  4. "I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to college soon. This should not matter. We should not have to prove Mike Brown was worthy of living. We should not have to account for the ways in which he is suitably respectable. We should not have to prove that his body did not deserve to be riddled with bullets. His community should not have to silence their anger so they won’t be accused of rioting, so they won’t become targets too."
    — 

    "silence is not an option," roxane gay (via brookehatfield)

    1. Background info on the shooting of Michael Brown if you’re not already familiar with it.
    2. Seven reasons police brutality is systemic, not anectdotal
    3. Reason #8: We still act as if the victims’ life plans, etc. somehow factor into determination of guilt

    (via hipsterlibertarian)

    (via hipsterlibertarian)

     
  5. doctorswithoutborders:

    There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, although treatments are much more successful than they used to be. A combination of drugs, known as anti-retrovirals (ARVs), help combat the virus and enable people to live longer, healthier lives without their immune system rapidly declining. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) HIV/AIDS programs offer HIV testing with pre- and post-test counseling, treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and provision of ARVs for people in the late stages of the disease. Our programs also generally include support of prevention, education, and awareness activities to help people understand how to prevent the spread of the virus. Go to doctorswithoutborders.org to learn more.

     
  6. harmreduction:

    There is a 16,800% mark-up from farm to consumer for heroin. Compare that to 413% for coffee.

    http://idpc.net/l/pF734

     
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  8. seanbonner:

    Photo: Ferguson, MO. The Now.

    "There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

    – Bill Adama, Battlestar Galactica

    And vice versa, apparently.

    (via wilwheaton)

     

  9. "As a society, we’re not serious about ending violence against women. We pay great lip service to the idea, but we aren’t willing to interrogate the ways in which we have accepted gendered violence in our everyday lives.

    We teach boys this general message about how they’re supposed to “respect women” while writing off all behavior that is blatantly disrespectful (and dangerous) toward women as “boys being boys.” It starts young, when every hair pull, pinch, slap, push, and shove boys exact on girls is written off because “boys will be boys” and that’s how they flirt. No, that’s how they hit girls. Any message to the contrary only further perpetuates the idea that all of this is OK.

    Then they get older and any time they get into a physical altercation with a girl, we spend more time asking about how they were “provoked” than what they should have done instead of putting their hands on a girl.

    Then they become adults and the police and lawyers and judges downplay the seriousness of their offenses. And they get to say “that’s not the person I am” or “I take full responsibility” and voila, they’re completely absolved.

    Where the fuck is the respect?"
    — 

    Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

    It should be pretty obvious why this fails, right? If the reason you shouldn’t hurt people is because you should “respect” them, then the moment someone loses your respect, they become vulnerable to violence from you. Some losses of respect are legitimate (i.e. the person did something very bad and now you don’t respect them), some are not (i.e. the person violated gender norms and now you don’t respect them), but regardless of what they did, they don’t deserve violence.

    And some people are never considered “respectable” at all, because we don’t consciously include them when we say things like “respect women.”

    (via brutereason)

    (via brutereason)

     
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