HEY I'M SORRY IF I BOTHER YOU BUT I REALISED YOU LOVE ICEMARK CHRONICLES AND THAT MEANS I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU I mean I read the first 6 years ago, I've read it 15 times I love them all so much and it hurts how few people love them I need people to talk with about them
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Tragedies of life

FYI, This is the Tragedy Series, by Ben Dewey

September 21 2014, 05:08 PM   •   9,958 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

I read the tweet, and then I read the username.


I read the tweet, and then I read the username.

September 21 2014, 02:48 PM   •   38,606 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Libertarian 'Utopia' Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately 




Libertarians and Randroids learning the harsh consequences of their own dogma will always be funny. It does make me wonder if there is a stratum of con artists targeting them, having factored in that people who are distrustful of the state and unlikely to go to the police make brilliant marks.

Between this, the Republic of Minerva, and Freedom Ship, you would think that Libertarians would eventually catch on every purported Libertarian Utopia microstate is some sort of obvious scam, but I’ve noticed that most Libertarians are not very introspective. The guy selling lots could literally be wearing a pinstriped suit and a straw boater and be named “Slick Smitty from the Big City” and they wouldn’t catch on that it’s a colossal ruse.

i’ve found my key to financial security. run scams on libertarians because if anyone deserves it, it’s them

September 20 2014, 05:08 PM   •   483 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE



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We go to war based on less evidence than prosecutors are demanding before charging Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown.

 - Jamison Foser. (via mysharona1987)
September 20 2014, 01:22 PM   •   1,026 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

I have often wondered if Mr. Conservative/Libertarian turns down raises his company offers to *him.* Because I’ve only ever heard this argument applied to low-wage workers. Apparently, when you increase executive salaries and bonuses, that money comes out of a magical portal somewhere, so prices are unaffected. And no one ever tries to tell middle-class knowledge workers that getting a raise would only leave them worse off in the long run. It’s only ever the working poor. I guess they get paid with a different, more sinister kind of money.

September 20 2014, 08:25 AM   •   3,179 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE


Gina Torres as Wonder Woman

Nicki Minaj as Power Girl

Laverne Cox as Huntress

Lucy Liu as Zatanna
Beyoncé as Black Canary

inspired by x

Real nigga tears, yo…

September 19 2014, 05:08 PM   •   21,076 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

The New Climate Economy report refutes the idea that we must choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. That is a false dilemma.


Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón on the important new report finding that economic growth and climate action go hand in hand. 

But three huge business outlets ignored the report and its findings, showing that their priorities are at odds with businesses that want to prosper in a changing climate. Read More (via greenthepress)

You know the story, you ALWAYS PAY MORE down the road for things you could have done today. #climate

(via liberalsarecool)

September 19 2014, 04:27 PM   •   113 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE




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Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog (x)

The original FUCK Elvis!

You heard it right. Elvis stole the song from her and got all the credit.

White artists stealing black art and  sterilizing it for white audiences is nothing new. 

While I don’t care for Elvis, the above isn’t true.

It is true that Elvis stole musical stylings from Black musicians, but Hound Dog isn’t an example of that. Big Mama Thornton recorded it first, but Hound Dog isn’t her song and Elvis didn’t steal it from her. Hound Dog was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, both white men. Lieber and Stoller wrote songs for Elvis and Hound Dog was one of their songs that Elvis recorded.

Oddly enough, Hound Dog is an example of Elvis jacking other white people. The version Elvis recorded was “borrowed” from the Freddie Bell and the Bellboys interpretation of the song after he saw them performing live. Hear their version here. That’s actually who Elvis copied.

If you want an actual example of a Black artist being erased by Elvis, then Otis Blackwell is the perfect example. He wrote the song ‘Don’t Be Cruel’. Elvis took most of the royalties. Blackwell wrote some of the biggest hits Elvis ever had btw. Elvis became a very rich and popular person because of Blackwell. Many don’t know who Blackwell is, even though he’s written some of the biggest hits in music history. He wrote hit after hit for a lot of people.

Blackwell also wrote ‘Great Balls of Fire' made popular by Jerry Lee Lewis and the song 'Fever' popularized by Peggy Lee and later on Madonna. The person who recorded Fever first was Black kid named Little Willie John who was 18 at the time. Click here for the original recording of Fever.

September 19 2014, 04:16 PM   •   5,106 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE








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The Haitian Revolution - A short Reading List (of Anglophone scholars)

"More than two hundred years after Haitian independence was declared on January 1, 1804, it remains a challenge to perceive the spirit that fueled the first abolition of slavery in the New World and gave rise to the second independent nation in the Americas. As recently as ten years ago, the Haitian Revolution (1789-1804), which created “Haiti” out of the ashes of French Saint Domingue, was the least understood of the three great democratic revolutions that transformed the Atlantic world in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. That is no longer true. In the decade since the 2004 bicentennial, a genuine explosion of scholarship on the Saint-Domingue revolution has profoundly enriched our memory of what Hannah Arendt, in her comparative study of the American and French revolutions, called “the revolutionary tradition and its lost treasure”. It is not clear to what extent this development has affected broader public understandings of the Haitian predicament, however."

By Professor Malick W. Ghachem for the John Carter Brown Library online exposition: “The Other Revolution: Haiti 1789-1804.”

* Much more scholarship could have been included in this list. To find more monographs and articles on the Haitian Revolution or, for a general reading list on Haiti, see here and here.

September 19 2014, 02:19 PM   •   1,591 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE





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September 18 2014, 08:34 PM   •   6,461 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE


i still look both ways even if it’s a one way road

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