1. kngdmcat:

    worthless-wolf:

    blacksapphiredragon:

    down-sizing:

    Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

    Canon Jesus

    Jesus called somebody an ass once because they where being rude to a crippled little old lady if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit then get out of my face.

    (Source: worshipyeezus)

     


  2. His 15-minute Miss America segment began with jokes about how dated a beauty pageant seems, and his incredulity at some of the questions contestants are asked. He took some shots at Donald Trump, who owns a competing pageant. Then he zeroed in on the Miss America organization’s claim of making $45 million in scholarship money available to young women each year.

    "Forty-five million," Oliver said. "That is an unbelievable amount of money. As in, I literally did not believe that."

    His staff researched documents, finding a federal disclosure form that said the pageant spent $482,000 in scholarships in 2012. They researched tax forms on statewide pageants, finding several scholarship offers that couldn’t possibly be awarded at the same time were added together to help reach the final figure. In other words, people shouldn’t confuse money that may be available with money spent.

    That’s journalism, minus any apparent attempt to let pageant officials offer their side. The organization subsequently issued a statement not specifically addressing Oliver’s charge that Miss America was being misleading, but said that “as with any scholarship, the full amount awarded may not always be used as recipients plans change or evolve.”

    (Source: azspot)

     

  3. bopeep:

    this is what im on tumblr for

    (Source: corgis-everywhere, via regaliciousss)

     

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  5. humansofnewyork:

    "What’s your biggest fear?"
    "Being alone."
    "When did you feel most alone?"
    "On weekend nights in college, sometimes I’d sit by myself in the corner of my dorm room with nothing but a little light on, while all my friends went out."
    "Why didn’t you go out with them?"
    "It’s hard to say."

    (Hanoi, Vietnam)

    I relate.

     


  6. In 1987, over 90 percent of U. S. teenage girls in one survey listed shopping as their favorite leisure activity. In a 2012 U.S. poll, only 2 percent of respondents listed a concern about “beauty and art” as among their most important values.

    The overvaluing of material goods like iPhones and the undervaluing of beauty have important repercussions for our lives today and in the future. In How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth, which contains 101 essays by influential people including President Obama, Copthorne Macdonald writes that “values are at the heart of the matter.” He quotes a famous neuropsychologist who wrote that “human value priorities … stand out as the most strategically powerful causal control now shaping world events.  More than any other causal system with which science now concerns itself, it is variables in human value systems that will determine the future.”

    The harm that our misplaced values can do is especially apparent in regard to our present environmental crisis. If we loved beauty more and the latest technological goodie less, we would not be in the current fix that we are. Economist / environmentalist E. F. Schumacher (1911-1977) faulted capitalism for doing what Apple constantly does—expand our needs. He thought that “the cultivation and expansion of needs is the antithesis of wisdom.” By advertising and marketing, we encourage a “frenzy of greed and … an orgy of envy,” and we fail to consider adequately “the availability of basic resources and, alternatively or additionally, the capacity of the environment to cope with the degree of interference implied.” Decades ago Schumacher observed that we are in danger of building up “a monster economy, which destroys the world.” In his posthumous collection, Good Work, he criticized modern industrialism by saying it is “mechanical, artificial, divorced from nature” and that it contains “no element of Beauty, Truth, or Goodness.” And he adds, “People matter. Nature matters. Beauty matters.”

     

     


  7. "The cultivation and expansion of needs is the antithesis of wisdom."
     

  8. everyoneisgay:

    Dear NYC: Want to Celebrate National Coming Out Day with us??

    National Coming Out Day is coming up soon, and Tumblr is hosting a totally badass party on October 6th at Housing Works Bookstore 
    in celebration of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids! Hear coming-out stories by us (Dannielle & Kristin), Broderick Greer, Liam Lowery, and the lovely Jenny Owen Youngs.

    There will be Tumblr swag, books for sale to benefit Housing Works, free drinks while they last for those 21+ (party open to all ages!), and plenty of time to meetup and mingle.

    Save the Date: October 6, 2014, 7pm
    More information here!

    YAHOOOOO!!!

    BRODERICK!!!!!!!! Excellent.

    (via jennyowenyoungs)

     


  9. "I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit."
    — Elizabeth Gilbert 

    (Source: liquid-diamonds-flowing, via kateoplis)

     

  10. Peter Capaldi. Doctor Who Magazine 1964. [x]

    As a 6 year old. Destiny.

    (Source: 1outside, via regaliciousss)

     

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  13. "Over the last decade, Americans have lost the bulk of their basic rights. The right to free assembly, privacy, fair trial, speech, search, at a minimum. These simply no longer exist—though the Constitution nominally “guarantees” them, they are ignored and violated on a daily basis as part of everyday life. That’s a small crack in a bigger collapse: the collapse of Constitutional Democracy."
     


  14. "People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy."
    — Seneca 

    (via azspot)

     


  15. Boomers inherited a vast system of interstates built by their parents and now, a generation later, 67,000 bridges are “structurally deficient” and they complain how the highways are too congested with the young people that they made.

    Boomers grew up seeing the Civil Rights Act enacted and President Kennedy putting a man on the moon as he boldly promised.

    Unfortunately the Baby Boomers weren’t able to replicate such paradigm shifts of civility or ambition.

    Boomers grew up in a country that was ascendant toward becoming the world’s first Superpower, and instead of taking the ball and running it, they handed it off to China.

    After jacking up the price of a college education, Baby Boomers started for-profit colleges and predatory education loans for our generation, which temporarily lined their pockets at the expense of America’s future both domestically and on the global commercial stage. Since 1978 compensation for CEOs has risen 725%, while the growth in worker compensation has risen only 5.7% in that time (making our income inequality WORSE than Ancient Rome’s). After having their balls plated in brass, the Baby Boomers are blaming this generation for not contributing very much to the economy.

    The greatest irony from the worst generation is their inexorable refrain that we are, “losing traditional America”, which is to say, “Things used to be better”, and they are exactly right- things used to be far better before they were handed the keys.

    (Source: azspot)