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Neurotic Political Junkie.

Politics, geekiness, anxiety. Sometimes life posts sneak in.
Aug 1 '14

standwithpalestine:

Protest in Berlin, Germany against Israel’s genocide of Palestinians, August 1st, 2014. The death toll in Gaza has now reached 1,460 with civilians making up 80% of the dead including around 400 children, as Israel continues targeting places where people seek shelter, especially schools and hospitals. (Photos: Steffi Loos / Reuters)

Aug 1 '14

lookpeople:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

Melissa Harris-Perry: Nothing is riskier than being poor in America [full video]

Have I put this up on my blog before?

Fuck it, here it is again.

Always reblog.

(Source: pipeschapman)

Aug 1 '14

standwithpalestine:

The world is letting fascist Israel continue its genocide of Palestinians so they’re not even hiding it any more. There’s no need to because instead of facing consequences for it they are rewarded with extra military aid from the US.

Here’s a pdf version of the article which has since been taken down.

Aug 1 '14

papershopprojects:

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."

If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever

For her full rant watch the video here.

YES, THERE IS NOW A MUCH NEEDED GIF SET FOR THIS!

Jul 31 '14

Officials: Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

breakingnews:

JUST IN: U.S. and U.N. officials say Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

The ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time on Friday.

Follow updates on Breaking News.

Jul 29 '14

thebicker:

foxy-green:

bencarignan:

rickybrugal:

dorkly:

Female Fantasy III

Perfecto.

perfect

May they be forever alone for their elitist douche-baggery.

I was recently interviewing the woman who founded Her Universe and we were talking specifically about women and geekdom. I asked about the rise of girls in geek culture and she very accurately corrected me: There is no “rise” of geek girls. We’ve always been here. Girls are just as nerdy as dudes are. Ladies have always been interested in sci fi and fantasy and video games - we just don’t talk about it a lot because men are assholes. 

If that interview is published I would love to read it!

Jul 29 '14
Jul 29 '14
"Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy."

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

(via bainard)

I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

(via tomewing)

Jul 29 '14

cisles:

WHITE PEOPLE WHO DEFEND REVERSE RACISM MAKE ME LAUGH LIKE OOH SOMEONE CALLED YOU A CRACKER ARE YOU GETTING FLASHBACKS OF OWNING LAND AND PEOPLE

Jul 29 '14
evashandor:


cockleshells:

muchadoabouttruffles:

astudyinawesome:

I’m crying

Is this real? I want this be real, but I don’t think this is real…

Nope. 100% totally legit. Definitely.

Prayer circle for this to be real 


For the record, it’s not. But I love it anyway.

evashandor:

cockleshells:

muchadoabouttruffles:

astudyinawesome:

I’m crying

Is this real? I want this be real, but I don’t think this is real…

Nope. 100% totally legit. Definitely.

Prayer circle for this to be real

For the record, it’s not. But I love it anyway.