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I know I have a few people that follow me because of my political discussions, but you should know I also blog and reblog things for fun. I'm into fandom; it's part of my life. Don't be surprised if you see stuff about Disney, or kittens, or even my own artwork. Sometimes, I need to not be so serious.

1st September 2014

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BREAKING: Ferguson Police Department Implements Body Cameras →

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Image AP Photo/Damian DovarganesA Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera, similar to the ones implemented in Ferguson, Mo., during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES)

Police officers in Ferguson began wearing body cameras over the weekend, as residents continue to protest the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager three weeks earlier.

About 50 body cameras were donated by two security firms, Safety Vision and Digital Ally, last week, after talks with the Ferguson Police Department in response to differing stories coming out the of the shooting on Aug. 9 of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said that officers are adjusting to working with body cameras, but that the overall response is positive now that nearly the entire department has been trained.

“They are really enjoying them,” Jackson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “They are trying to get used to using them.”

More than 150,000 Americans have petitioned the White House to create the Mike Brown Law, which would require all state, county and local police officers to wear body cameras. 

Source: Allen McDuffee for The Wire

Good, but entirely too late. 

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1st September 2014

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Defense for Leandra (Dragon Age II)

fyeahcontroversialcharacters:

I’m just going to make this quick and simple, because a lot of these only really need quick and simple responses. Leandra Hawke/Amell of Dragon Age II — I’ll admit this is kind of a personal defense on my part. I was playing through Dragon Age II for the first time around when I was first informed my mother had breast cancer. This game was not good for me at the time, and I had no idea how hard Act III was going to be for me. 

To the reasons for hating: 

1. Spoiled. There is no basis for this argument. They lived in freaking Lothering, and there is not a single rich person to be found there. Living with a fugitive apostate does not an affluent lifestyle make, and they would have to live low-profile after the death of her husband because she has one (possibly even two) mages in the household to protect. She is not spoiled. She gave up everything to be with the man she loved and to raise her family. 

2. Bad parent. Again, no basis for this argument. See the last line of the first point. 

3. Blames Hawke for their sibling’s death. Less than five minutes after it happened. Because y’know. Grief and stressful situations will do that to you. This does not a bad character make. It does, however, show that she’s a person, with flaws and feelings. Everyone in this family blames someone for the death of the first sibling. They’re coping. 

4. Complains about the living situation in act 1. Anyone would. Her children had to be sold into indentured servitude for a year. They live in a house with exactly three rooms. With a man who drinks and gambles endlessly, who gambled away their entire fortune that he was not the least bit entitled to. 

4b. But never contributes anything to help herself. Not true. It is directly stated she spends much of her time petitioning the courts and attempting to gain the political clout necessary to elevate her family again — through hard work of her own. We just don’t see this because the story is not about her. 

5. Expected to pick up right where she left off after abandoning her family for 20+ years. Also untrue. She came back believing her parents hated her for the choice she made. Did she hope for something to be left to her, something to remember them by? Of course. Because she loved her family even if she chose to leave them. What she expected, at the very least, was to not have to sell her children to get back into the city of her birth, and to be treated like a common vagabond just for existing there. 

1st September 2014

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dudes that get angry when women make fun of fedoras and Mountain Dew because it’s “such an old joke”

ask-an-mra-anything:

really bro why don’t you make me a sandwich and tell me all about it

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1st September 2014

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segoli:

there are way too many social justice warriors. we need a social justice scout and a social justice healer and a social justice black mage. seriously this videogame has like 10 different classes you can play and everyone goes for the one that just uses generic melee weapons?

Tagged: I wouldn't mind being a social justice bardback up my party with uplifting and encouraging mediaintimidate and demoralize enemies with imposing and intimidating picksand on occasion summon a swarm of angry monkies

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1st September 2014

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These cops that are severely maiming if not murdering people deserve nothing less than winding up in the same prisons as the persons they’ve put there.

1st September 2014

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clannyphantom:

"maybe you wouldnt be so tired if you went to bed earl-"

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1st September 2014

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1st September 2014

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indecisive-yet-united:

runsonpixistix:

Feminists: Abolish gender roles! Girls can like masculine things and boys can like feminine things!

*a group of men unashamedly loves a cartoon made for little girls*

Feminists: DISGUSTING youre invading a space that doesnt belong to you and SOILING IT with your MASCULINITY you fedora wearing neckbeards!

If you still think feminist dislike bronies simply because they’re males, you have a shit-ton of learning to do

^^^^^^BOOM

If they “unashamedly loved a cartoon made for little girls” they shouldn’t have to create a masculine nickname to call themselves, rather than just saying they are fans of the show. 

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1st September 2014

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the-goddamazon:

hungrylikethewolfie:

pearlsandserpents:

justalittlelostt:

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

miss-mimibee

holy jesus

Yet again: strippers invented this shit, okay?  The act and art of performing gymnastics on a pole, no; what the vast majority of the Western world thinks of when they think of “pole dancing”, yes; what is pictured directly above, yes.
Stop associating stripping with stigma.  Stop encouraging the belief that something can’t be sexual in origin and still impressive, or that things created by sex workers can’t be art.
Pole dancing is associated with stripping because strippers were the ones who created it.  Full stop.  The end.  And none of that should decrease your admiration for it the single slightest bit.

Strippers are performing artists. So stop associating them with stigmas. They are classified as adult performing artists.

the-goddamazon:

hungrylikethewolfie:

pearlsandserpents:

justalittlelostt:

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

miss-mimibee

holy jesus

Yet again: strippers invented this shit, okay?  The act and art of performing gymnastics on a pole, no; what the vast majority of the Western world thinks of when they think of “pole dancing”, yes; what is pictured directly above, yes.

Stop associating stripping with stigma.  Stop encouraging the belief that something can’t be sexual in origin and still impressive, or that things created by sex workers can’t be art.

Pole dancing is associated with stripping because strippers were the ones who created it.  Full stop.  The end.  And none of that should decrease your admiration for it the single slightest bit.

Strippers are performing artists. So stop associating them with stigmas. They are classified as adult performing artists.

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1st September 2014

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eliaes:

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