68 year old gardener Peter Glazebrook produces onion weighing 18lb and smashes the world record previously set by himself.
i am so happy 4 him look how happy he looks
a man and his onion
he’s gazing at it so tenderly
i’m 400% done with you all
i needed this laugh
totally ready to move on from
old men gardeners are my favorites
“Speaking is difficult but I need to say something.
Gun violence is a big problem.
Too many people are dying.
Too many children.
We must do something.
It will be hard.
But the time is now.
You must act.
Be bold. Be courageous.
Americans are counting on you.”
—Gabby Giffords at a Senate hearing on gun violence today
Y’alls are right, gun violence is a problem. We must act to take the guns away from the police who keep murdering people left and right. We act to stop sending people with guns to other countries to murder folks. We must act to stop using flying robots to rain fire and death and pain upon innocent babies.
GO HOME KITTEN, YOU ARE DRUNK.
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED
oh my god it’s like he started to hover away but his front half’s antigravity didn’t activate
I JUST STARED AND LAUGHED AT THIS FOR SO LONG.
LMFAOOOO THE BOLDED
“THEY TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE” I collected a whole bunch of leaflets, propaganda and flyers during the 2010 student protests. I think I got this flyer at the second or third demo after Millbank, produced by one of the anarchist affinity groups which operated at the time.
A riot cop getting hit with a bass drum and falling through stadium seating
Best bass drop in history
Band is so hardcore
These rape protesters in India might be our new favorite people. They’re reacting to widespread comments about skirts being the cause of rape, seriously.
Let’s get something straight, the only thing responsible for rape is a rapist, if you’re blaming a woman’s clothes for her rape you’re clueless.
I grew up four blocks from 19th and Diamond, and I’m not dangerous.
Robert Huber, a writer-at-large at Philadelphia magazine, wrote a cover story this month titled “Being White in Philly.” Although both he and the story were well-intentioned, that’s not good enough because the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Today in labor history, March 8, 1908: 15,000 women workers in the needle trades take to the streets of New York City on the 51st anniversary of the 1857 protest by women garment workers. They demanded better working conditions, suffrage, and an end to child labor. March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1910.
Bird Sound Mnemonics by Bird and Moon Comics
oh god so cute I seriously cannot handle this godddd
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Some relevant background information:
- The first quote is by Lyda Conley. Her and two of her sisters (Helena & Ida) camped in Huron Cemetery in 1906, after white colonizers decided to ‘sell’ the burial grounds in order to build businesses on top of the Conley sisters’ ancestors. The U.S. law passed special legislation authorizing the Secretary of Interior to sell the ‘property’. The sisters vowed that the graves would not be desecrated, they made signs like ‘Trespassers Beware,’ and built a shed, which they named ‘Fort Conley’. They armed themselves and took turns guarding the grounds, day & night. Source (with a longer interview with Lyda). The photo is of Lyda Conley (center) with another sister, Lena, and a cousin of theirs. Photo source
- Aquash (4th picture) participated in the 1972 Trail of Broken Treaties and occupation of the Department of Interior headquarters in Washington, DC; the Wounded Knee Incident in 1973; and armed occupations in Canada and Wisconsin in following years. She was murdered at the age of 30.
- If you have time, you should also read the really great full interview Margo Tamez’s quote (second to last photo) was pulled from.
arm the ghetto
arm undocumented workers
arm rape victims
arm your manicurist
arm sex workers
arm every brown, black, red, and yellow face in sight
no one will ever again suggest
that guns are
a human fucking right.
Wait, I’m pretty sure arming those groups of people is exactly what this country needs for shit to get better hella quick.
White passing privilege is CONDITIONAL partial or full white privilege provided to CERTAIN members of usually oppressed racial and ethnic groups because their looks dictate that they be aligned with the party in power, white people. The condition of maintaining the privilege is simple; whether or not white people feel like providing it.
White passing privilege is NOT given to oneself, and whether one has passing privilege is not one’s own decision.
This essentially means that while in some cases, revealing one’s heritage may result in the elimination of privilege, in others, it may not.
There is one thing absolutely true of white passing privilege: to the people in power, you are one of them. In that situation, where it concerns non-passing PoC, you function as a white body; one that receives and exerts white privilege.
You might think “that sucks, I didn’t ask for my face”. Well…that’s a nice sentiment, but non-passing PoC didn’t ask for theirs, either.
Any and every group of PoC can contain white passing people. Some groups, thanks to colonization, contain many, many more proportionately than others.
We all understand that PoC can align themselves with white supremacist values. It therefore follows that white passing PoC can do the same, but there is a stark difference:
White passing PoC have a measure of power. When that measure of power meets white supremacist values, it is functionally indistinguishable from a regular white person taking the same action.
Why is that?
Remember what white passing privilege is and who it is provided by. As long as white people function under the idea that you are one of them, they will treat you as such. That includes stomping on PoC for your benefit. That may involve going out of their way to stomp on PoC for your benefit, and you don’t even need to uphold white supremacist values for that to happen.
White passing PoC share in this. Because of that, they MUST relinquish control of general PoC discussions to non-passing PoC or risk exercising whiteness over them, the power of which to do so is provided to them by white people.
There is really not much I have to add to this conversation that hasn’t been said by visible POCs a thousand times (and like idk maybe you should try listening them for once) but holy SHIT am I disappointed in some of the pale people involved in this conversation.
South Dakota’s #NDNs are IDLE NO MORE! ICWA Directors and 7 of 9 tribal councils have sent a report to Congress exposing the illegal seizure of thousands of Native children by the Department of Social Services! Want to know more? Tune in to NPR’s “All Things Considered” soon for the full story! We will post a link to it as soon as it comes out. Also SHARE this post, SIGN our petition to Congress, and READ the report:www.lakotalaw.org
Oh noes! Someone called you racist! But *you* can’t possibly be racist. You’re a nice person. You went to a good college. You have a black friend! You live in a big city in a blue state. After all, everyone knows that racists only live waaaaaaay down south, in little shacks with 15 rusted cars out in front, and they all sound like Boomhower on King of the Hill. In all likelihood, you’re feeling more confused and upset than a white woman on a TV infomercial:
But, fear not. What you need is a little perspective. After all, being called out on your racism has probably come as a nasty shock to you. I know it might not feel like it right now, but there are worse things that could happen to you than being called racist. They include:
-Being regularly stopped and frisked by the NYPD because law enforcement associates your race with all crime within your city.
-Automatically becoming invisible to everyone around you when going out with white friends.
-White people referring to the businesses in your community with the prefix “ghetto”. Example: “Christmas shopping was awful. The only place I could find a Wii was the ghetto Meijer on Division”.
-The use of the word “ghetto” as a mark of shame directed towards people of color, but the use of “redneck” is used as a mark of pride by white people. Gretchen got awards and recognition for singing about how proudly redneck she was.
-Producers, casting directors, and writers more willing to accept the existence of dragons, wizards, and elves, than people of color, in films and TV shows.
-Being barred from auditioning for the role of Katniss Everdeen because of your skin tone, even though Katniss Everdeen is described in the books as looking just like you.
-Watching a critically acclaimed TV series, and the only person of color in the pilot is a homeless man harassing the main character.
-Being told by friends that “you’re pretty smart” for someone of your race.
-Peacefully protesting at the Mall of America, and being told by law enforcement that because you aren’t on a reservation, you don’t have a right to exist.
-Peacefully protesting and gathering to protest the government’s racist policies, and being practically ignored by the media, or only getting media attention because white reporters are obsessed with how much weight you’re losing during your hunger strike.
-Having your people described as “savages” on subway ads, and having someone push a man into an oncoming subway train because of their perceived heritage and religion, and no one in mainstream media connecting the two.
-Having to bury your teenage son, and hear white reporters and commentators talk about how he was a threatening and dangerous person affiliated with crime, and learn that his shooter is making money off of his autographs.
-Meanwhile, hearing about how two white men who committed horrific crimes were very bright, awkward, shy, and were suffering debilitating mental illnesses, and how if only that had gotten the treatment they needed this wouldn’t have happened.
-Listening to people earnestly say that the widespread kidnapping, torture, and rape of your people for financial gain “wasn’t all that bad”.
-Hearing white people get endless amounts of praise for adopting children of your race (no matter how ethically dubious the adoption process was), but people of your race get scorn and criticism for having and raising children.
-People asking permission before petting other people’s dogs, but not asking permission before touching your hair.
-Having your homeland described by white people as a place that is poor, suffering, underdeveloped, and in desperate need of aid from white aid groups, without recognizing that white colonization was the cause of all of these problems.
-Having critics, media groups, and politicians describe music affiliated with your race as being inappropriate, harmful, and without musical merit, but ignore problematic content in genres associated with white artists.
-Having white people tell you that everyone of your race looks alike, and not seeing the problem with saying that.
-Having your race considered a popular sexual fetish among white men
-Learning that the first African-American President is also the President who has received the most assassination threats.
And the list goes on, and on, and on. Literally, this list of things that are worse than being called racist barely scratches the surface. So, if you are called out for saying or doing something racist, don’t derail the conversation. Listen to what eh other person is saying, apologize, and don’t say or do it again. And don’t expect any cookie for having learned your lesson, either.
Feel free to add to this list!