30 7 / 2014

chandlermuriellbing said: You're fucking racist as shit

am i ? i don’t think so. i am rather trying to understand the us-american debate that arises around race, culture and racism. its a pretty new concept for me after all, as this topic is treated very differently in europe.

so instead of simply calling me a “racist” you could explain why you think i am.

30 7 / 2014

princesswhatevr:

Don’t tell me to “chill”
You’re not Aztec, you really shouldn’t claim to be.
I don’t speak for all Latinx people but tbh I don’t like this at all. You really have to do some research. Hispanic means that you’ve got ancestry to Spain. Native American means ties to America and the overlap of where these territories were Mexico and Aztec is a very specific term for a group of people traditionally from Mexico.
Please just change your name, it’s clearly “JUST” a name for you, it will be easy thing to get rid of since it’s clearly not who you are.
Thanks.

you are just one racist princess… people should be allowed to call themselves whatever they wand. uuuugh….

princesswhatevr:

Don’t tell me to “chill”

You’re not Aztec, you really shouldn’t claim to be.

I don’t speak for all Latinx people but tbh I don’t like this at all. You really have to do some research. Hispanic means that you’ve got ancestry to Spain. Native American means ties to America and the overlap of where these territories were Mexico and Aztec is a very specific term for a group of people traditionally from Mexico.

Please just change your name, it’s clearly “JUST” a name for you, it will be easy thing to get rid of since it’s clearly not who you are.

Thanks.

you are just one racist princess… people should be allowed to call themselves whatever they wand. uuuugh….

30 7 / 2014

mildlyamused:

Did Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” movie give the Sphinx a white/European makeover?

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.

The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.

The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face. 

Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.

[READ MORE]

this is why we can’t have nice things

1st world problems

(Source: hellotailor)

18 7 / 2014

howunpleasant:

a power point i made for all yall lil chestnuts

theres a lot to read but if u cant read this good luck in high school u fuckin dweeb

lol i forgot the first slide bye

are you serious about the flag? whats so important about this piece of cloth that you’re all so mad about it… murica….

(Source: grossmidousuji)

14 7 / 2014

mildlyamused:

pluckyyoungdonna:

leupagus:

shakespeareismyjam:

Othello Samira Wiley

DesdemonaSophie Turner

There are captions too, in case you wanted lines. Ugh, I love both of these ladies so much.

And bonus Iago:

Iago

I’D BE COOL WITH IT

UM OKAY YES

I NEED THIS

well, tumblr in a nutshell: take some classic literature, mix it with a prominent cast member of an actual fandom, and add a black with a mohawk…. -.- *sigh*

12 7 / 2014

venkiraja:

Transformers: Age of extinction பார்க்க நேர்ந்தது. Peer pressure தான் ’முக்கிய’ காரணம் என்றாலும் கூட, இப்படி அடிக்கடி ஹாலிவுட்டின் ஓட்டத்தை அலகிட்டுக்கொள்வது ரொம்ப அவசியமாகப் படுகிறது. மூன்று மணிநேரப் படத்தில் மூன்று நிமிடங்களில் கூட பச்சைத் திரை பின்னாலிருப்பது ஒரு பிரமையாகவேணும் தோணவேயில்லை….

stop making up fantasy languages

27 6 / 2014

football worldcup

football worldcup

(Source: knusprig-titten-hitler)

26 6 / 2014

caseyanthonyofficial:

pggyolson:

caseyanthonyofficial:

Do you know how badly I want the US to win a World Cup like a country that doesn’t even care at all about soccer and then we win and just put the cup in some closet somewhere do you know how annoyed other countries would be I want so badly to win

FIRST OF ALL IT’S FOOTBALL NOT SOCCER

See what I mean? They care so much.

This annoys me so hard. Why do you have a word like “AMERICAN football” if you call the “RESTOFTHEWORLD football” “Soccer” ?

This makes no sense!

(via mildlyamused)

22 6 / 2014

cissexiest said: Actually, gun crime in Australia has gone up (as have arrests), its not reported on because mass shootings aren't a problem, and they're not shown on the news, which doesn't propagate the continuation of copycat crimes. Gun arrests are regularly made in Australia. Just read an article about New South Wales. Gun control hasn't solved gun crime. The media has a lot more to blame for putting this on the news for a month after it happens and then wondering why it happens again.

ivyerlinger:

thebabbagepatch:

Let’s get down to it.

First of all, you’re absolutely right. Mass shootings aren’t a problem in Australia, BECAUSE WE FUCKING GOT RID OF THEM. The following is a table of data which I have annotated with some information on the 14 years since we implemented gun reform, and the 14 years leading up to that (source).

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This is literally the only thing I need to look at to be convinced that gun reform is a good idea. But I will continue anyway. Also I should mention that the 2002 Monash University shooting is not included on this list (which I just discovered another anon has pointed out to me, thanks for keeping me on the ball). I presume this is because “only” 2 people were killed and that didn’t meet some kind of definitional threshold. Additional reviews and further policies were put in place after that 2002 event because, you know, we actually do something about this kind of stuff. We are not claiming that gun control measures will erase all problems, we are claiming that we have had one major issue in 14 years and not 74 in 18 months.

You’ve mentioned an issue with media coverage and copycat crimes. I do agree with you that this is an issue and that media outlets should attempt to reduce some of their coverage so we can avoid further copycat crimes. However, gun crime and mass shootings are not regularly covered here on the news in Australia. This is for two reasons. Firstly, as I’ve just established, it simply doesn’t happen so there is nothing to report on. Secondly, the major problem we have with gun crime in Australia at the moment is between bikie gangs and drug dealers, not random shootings of civilians. Gangs and outlaws are always going to have their issues and there is nothing much we can do about that and I struggle to care less about what they do to each other. It’s when this violence encroaches on regular citizens that it becomes a problem and that is when it is reported on. And it is happening, and I assure you there is coverage about them all.

If you think decent gun rates are just some special Australian thing and would not be possible in America, you’re terribly wrong. Literally just look at the country and you will see that reduced gun ownership provides a lower gun death rate. This is a pretty damning graph to be honest (source):image

Next: “Gun crime in Australia has gone up” - I’m not sure which statistics you’re looking at, but here’s a couple more graphs. First up we have annual US gun deaths per 100,000 people (by any means, not necessarily homicide). If you can’t see the info very well, it averages around 10.3 and shows no trend of going anywhere.

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Now we have Australia. I’ve marked on here the 1997 introduction of gun control laws, and since that time there has been about a one-third reduction in gun death rates. And see what happened in the first two years? A more than 40% reduction in gun rates over the first two years of increased gun control. 

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The above graphs were found here. Before someone points out that Australia’s gun deaths were decreasing before the controls anyway, you raise a good point. Our gun death rate was decreasing without extensive controls in place. Some people also point to other countries like New Zealand and Canada who have lower death rates without such restrictive laws in place. Which means if your country does have a problem and it isn’t decreasing then you should probably try and do something about it.

Additionally, here’s the analysis I did on the year-over-year trends in reduction, and what you’ll notice here is not much of a trend at all. In fact, statistically there is actually a very slight increase in the trend, meaning that the fractional decrease is getting slightly smaller each year. We can attribute this to the fact there is only so much we can get rid of, and once we eliminate more and more we will get down to the stuff (bikie gangs etc. that I mentioned earlier) that just isn’t practical to eliminate.

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See what I’ve circled there? That’s the massive drops in death rates immediately after new gun reforms have been introduced (1997 and 2003). And don’t bother latching onto the few years that showed increases to make some kind of point, 11 out of the 14 years since gun reform was introduced showed a decrease in gun death rates. 

And for some final points to add, you’re yet again absolutely right. Gun arrests are regularly made in Australia. This is true. BECAUSE GUNS ARE CONTROLLED NOW AND WE ARE GETTING RID OF THEM. Also, gun control hasn’t solved gun crime. You’re right. And no law should ever be put into place unless it 100% solves every problem we face. So I’m glad you don’t have gun control, because since it simply can’t fix everything, WHAT’S THE GODDAMN POINT.

If you’re looking for more stats on the issue of gun crimes and crime as a whole, there’s a few other ones that I haven’t included due to them being a bit older. Try this one with notable figures including the 2002 US murder by firearms rate being 10 times higher than that of Australia, and the only first world country in the top 20. Or this publication on a heap of changes in Australian crime including information on type of death and weapon category.

This has been a post by me and it’s now 4:30am and I’m angry and tired and fed up with people that think there isn’t an issue with guns and that we don’t need to do anything about it.

I recently accidentally instigated a debate on my Facebook over gun control in the United States, and it astounded me how completely uninformed people are, and how much they (excuse the expression) stick to their guns, no matter how wrong they actually are.

My good friend thebabbagepatch went on a little tirade that I very much appreciate.

i don’t even know why we are even discussing this. the united states of america are the only civilized country with  almost no restrictions on buying and owning weapons, and altough not a single country in the world (except countries in constant state of civil war and such…) has that much gun deaths, those nutheads are still trying to “discuss” how gun control doesn’t change anything.

In Austria, of about 8 millionen inhabitants, about 400.000 legally own a gun, while we still have some unregistered guns, there are 2.5 millionen (!) guns per capita. So we have 30 guns for every 100 people in my country. Still we only had ONE MASS SHOOTING SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO. Because gun ownership is tight as hell. 

20 6 / 2014

dodongodislikessmoke:

Haunter S. Thompson by ~ParyKon
Awww man, you in the wrong place now

dodongodislikessmoke:

Haunter S. Thompson by ~ParyKon

Awww man, you in the wrong place now

20 6 / 2014

19 6 / 2014

polandballcomics:

Italy’s army
Source: Source and comments

polandballcomics:

Italy’s army

Source: Source and comments

19 6 / 2014

Daniel Radcliffe's acceptance speech for the Man of the Year Glamour Award, 2013. (x)

(Source: potterbird, via mildlyamused)

19 6 / 2014

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket
http://goo.gl/WwvECT
Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.



only in murica you can be proud about having guns everywhere….

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket

http://goo.gl/WwvECT

Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.

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only in murica you can be proud about having guns everywhere….

(via heath-uhhh)

18 6 / 2014