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humansofnewyork:

"I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

"I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."

(Dharamshala, India)

beforetherewasinternet:

How high is Joseph Gordan-Loveit right now?

beforetherewasinternet:

How high is Joseph Gordan-Loveit right now?

christinefriar:

I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.

The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.

This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.

Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.

Nicki Manaj: feminist icon

"Return to your homes," they yelled over megaphones. "This is our home," the people of Ferguson answered.

- America Is Not For Black People

zerostatereflex:

An Octopus unscrewing a lid from the inside.

Octopuses are going to kill us all someday.

Arsenio Hall was so dope in ‘94

(Source: youtube.com)

We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are
not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process
and equal protection of the laws. Civil marriage is one of the
cornerstones of our way of life. It allows individuals to celebrate and publicly declare their intentions to form lifelong partnerships, which provide unparalleled intimacy, companionship, emotional support, and security. The choice of whether and whom to marry is an intensely personal decision that alters the course of an individual’s life. Denying same-sex couples this choice prohibits them from participating fully in our society, which is precisely the type of segregation that the Fourteenth Amendment cannot countenance.

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The Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, overturning Virginia’s ban on gay marriage today (!!!!!!)

Better luck next time, bigoted Virginia lawmakers. 

(Source: fullcredit)

lantern psychology, courtesy of my dad

  • Me: (via email) Sorry I haven't returned the camping lantern I borrowed. Mom keeps asking about it. I'll return it this weekend.
  • Dad: don't worry, i have more lanterns & flashlights. mom's need for this lantern probably stems from some deep seated childhood trauma, perhaps wandering around the projects in the dark in the great Northeast blackout of like 1965 . . . and likely exacerbated by the whole Jewish Chanukah thing - it must have been incredibly stressful sitting there for eight nights expecting the lights to go out . . . resulting in like a residual cultural PTSD. that's maybe why mom needs the comfort of this lantern to ward off the darkness . . .me, i just like buying stuff at home depot. that's why i have lots of lights . . .

L.P.D.: Libertarian Police Department

Sometimes i am Bob, sometimes i am Linda.

(Source: tinarannosaurus)