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coelasquid:

oftaggrivated:

kavaeric:

je-suis-cocopuff:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

Also worth mentioning a lot of soft drinks use water from these areas, it’s best to just generally avoid drinks that come in in plastic bottles.

lunarpuppy:

bomboncito:

tfcj:

All I can say is…wow. Not a good feeling. 
Officer Darren Wilson’s gofundme has more money donated than Michael Brown’s memorial fund. White privilege at it’s finest. 
I don’t usually post about stuff like this, but please share this in hopes of more people donating to Michael Brown’s family. You can find the gofundme page: here.

are you goddamn kidding me?
that fuck currently has $143,540 and Michael Brown’s family has $127,997…
I can’t even… 

the officer who fired the most shots (and reloaded) and killed amadou diallo in ‘99 lives two houses down from my mom
He went around the neighborhood (after he murdered Diallo with his two coworkers) collecting money so he could “afford to get a lawyer” for the case
He collected thousands on thousands of dollars (maybe even more) from people whom his wife and friends had solicited to get support after this “tragic event” (tragic for who????)
instead he got a lawyer supplied to him by the NYPD for free and used the money collected by everyone he knew to :
- put an addition on his house and completely remodel it-buy himself a giant sailboat- send both of his kids to both a private high school and a private college- get a new hummer and several classic cars- swimming pool
let me add that he comfortably lives on this giant ass eyesore of a house on the corner of our block and receives no shit for what he did at all. comfy and retired with a nice chunky pension and all the material possessions he could ask for.
What do these cops need this support money for? Tell me.

lunarpuppy:

bomboncito:

tfcj:

All I can say is…wow. Not a good feeling. 

Officer Darren Wilson’s gofundme has more money donated than Michael Brown’s memorial fund. White privilege at it’s finest. 

I don’t usually post about stuff like this, but please share this in hopes of more people donating to Michael Brown’s family. You can find the gofundme page: here.

are you goddamn kidding me?

that fuck currently has $143,540 and Michael Brown’s family has $127,997…

I can’t even… 

the officer who fired the most shots (and reloaded) and killed amadou diallo in ‘99 lives two houses down from my mom

He went around the neighborhood (after he murdered Diallo with his two coworkers) collecting money so he could “afford to get a lawyer” for the case

He collected thousands on thousands of dollars (maybe even more) from people whom his wife and friends had solicited to get support after this “tragic event” (tragic for who????)

instead he got a lawyer supplied to him by the NYPD for free and used the money collected by everyone he knew to :

- put an addition on his house and completely remodel it
-buy himself a giant sailboat
- send both of his kids to both a private high school and a private college
- get a new hummer and several classic cars
- swimming pool

let me add that he comfortably lives on this giant ass eyesore of a house on the corner of our block and receives no shit for what he did at all. comfy and retired with a nice chunky pension and all the material possessions he could ask for.

What do these cops need this support money for? Tell me.

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imzadde:

shatteredchrystal:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

"Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity."

(via laineydiemond)

Hey!!
That’s MY pillow & blanket, mister! 
>:(

Hey!!
That’s MY pillow & blanket, mister!
>:(

Oh!

Ummm…
Well, this is an awkward painting to have displayed next to your dinner table.

Oh!

Ummm…
Well, this is an awkward painting to have displayed next to your dinner table.

Took my mom out for lunch today & this is the fortune I got…
This is fucking creepy all on it’s own, but pair it with the fact that I’m leaving tonight to go to the house-sitting job that I hate because it’s in the middle of nowhere & the house is super old & spooky & I can never sleep there normally… & this just becomes a whole new level of creepy shit.
So who wants to come house-sit with me so I don’t have to walk in darkness alone?

Took my mom out for lunch today & this is the fortune I got…

This is fucking creepy all on it’s own, but pair it with the fact that I’m leaving tonight to go to the house-sitting job that I hate because it’s in the middle of nowhere & the house is super old & spooky & I can never sleep there normally… & this just becomes a whole new level of creepy shit.

So who wants to come house-sit with me so I don’t have to walk in darkness alone?

makochantachibanana:

shanellbklyn:

dynastylnoire:

stair-diving-with-hayes:

Ladies and Gentleman, the man that will be in history books. He was throwing the burning tear gas. Not to the cops but away from the children protesting. In his American Shirt and bag of chips. Check his twitter.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

HE HAS ALSO STATED NOT TO PURCHASE THE T-SHIRTS THAT ARE BEING SOLD WITH HIS IMAGE BECAUSE HIM NOR THE TOWN OF FERGUSON WILL SEE THAT MONEY! 

Just needs to be stated again! 

Not to the cops but away from the children protesting”

SIGNAL BOOST THIS MAN

(via petitcake)