markingatlightspeed:

weemadhamish:

sarcasmcupcakes:

steampup:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

totallytaba:

sir-doge-swaggington:

saiyan-of-royal-blood:

humansofnewyork:

“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”

People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life? 

Same. My dad graduated from college in Honduras. Was an accountant and eventually became the head of a big bank in his city, but he came here for a better opportunity and life for me and my bro. Just like every other Latino immigrant that comes here. He works construction doing flooring and sometimes he’ll go months without work. Right now we’re in dept and struggling. It really irks me thinking about it knowing he could’ve had an amazing life back in his home country but instead he gave it all up for us and now he’s killing himself just to provide. Most intelligent and hardest working man I know.

I’ve always wondered why my dad won’t get his architect license here in the States (he was an excellent architect in the Philippines). He told me that he had to go through a series of tests before they even consider his degree being switched. He had to work stocking merchandise in shelves and shit before he had a chance to become a medical staff for the LA Sheriff’s department. My mom was the same, she used to sell pots and pans when she came here.

So yeah, anyone who talks smack about us immigrants will get my foot shoved down their windpipe.

My mom was a university prof in the Philippines and became a support worker in a nursing home when we got to Canada. My dad was an electrical engineer and became a seasonal construction worker here. He told me once that the first winter working was so brutal cause he didn’t have/couldn’t afford proper winter gear but when he came home and saw all of us playing and laughing it would pull him through the day.

Seriously I will fuck you up if you talk shit about immigrants. As if it’s so easy to pack up your life and your family to move to a completely foreign place and start again without any job or financial security.

This is a fundamental failure of America. We need people like this doing what they were educated and train to do, not scrubbing toilets or ringing up somebody’s gas and slurpee.

My mom was paralegal and aunt an accountant. My dad was a physics professor.

Here mom works in a super market.

Aunt babysits rich kids.

Dad is a fast food restaurant manager.

They all came to send money back home

An acquaintance of mine is a college professor, in one of the life sciences. He has had at least one student who has an MD from another country. They have to do the schooling all over again in the US.

My sister used to cook in a restaurant where the dishwasher was a chinese microsurgeon.

For a country made of and created by immigrants, the United States REALLY FUCKING HATES immigrants. Like, it always has, and it’s hypocritical and disgusting.

All of my respect to people who left lives doing what they loved and/or wanted in the hope of more for their families, and are stuck being mistreated and maligned by people who’ve never known that kind of struggle. Their sacrifices are beyond amazing.

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ratqueenxvx:

Nothing makes me happier or more excited than those “hey I’m thinking about going vegan” messages.

Open invitation to anyone who is thinking about going vegan: come to my house for vegan snacks and Earthlings. We’ll cry together and snuggle dogs and you’ll never go back to exploiting animals ever again <3

(via getmad-govegan)

korraa:

korraa:

korraa:

lets play how many more people are going to message me for the address 

PEOPLE KEEP MESSAGING ME WHERE IT IS AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH IT SO IM JUST SAYING ‘the big house in west egg you cant miss it’

im having too much fun

(via optimus-prime-rib)

fightingforanimals:

theveganmothership:

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures. - Thomas de Quincey 

Heartbreaking.

The barbed wire says it all really. One side, cherished and protected. The other, condemned and vulnerable.

(via getmad-govegan)

10 things I want from mass effect 4:

myresin:

simonjadis:

lorna-ka:

proserpine-in-phases:

  1. no canonized ending from the original series
  2. more female aliens (salarian, turian, batarian, krogan, etc)
  3. more female alien npcs just out being like, npcs
  4. playable aliens
  5. playable female aliens
  6. playable female turians
  7. playable female krogan
  8. female krogan
  9. krogan
  10. krooooogaaaaan

11. Children npcs
12. Alien children npcs!

13. a male alien that’s as much fanservice as the asari

all bi romancable aliens

(via moonpoison)

copperbadge:

modernmagdalene:

If you didn’t complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog then you shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman. 

Even if you did complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog you still shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman; it’s not like someone has to be turned into an animal before they’re allowed to be a woman as well. I mean, this is an easy one, there’s really no nuance, Not Complaining About Thor Being Female is a slam dunk. 
There are only two reasons to complain about this change. 
1. You really like the personality and character of Thor and you don’t want to see a different character filling the role.
2. Women being superheroes makes you uncomfortable. 
If you’re upset because of #1, I feel you. I like Steve Rogers a lot. But as with Steve Rogers, I’m actively supporting Sam Wilson in the role of Cap (if not Remender as the writer), because (well, mostly because I love Sam Wilson, but also because) I understand that as much as I like this character, representation in comics is more important than Steve Rogers in comics, and Steve would agree with me. In Thor’s case, we need more women in anchor character positions just to get up to equal numbers. So get over yourself, because I’m sure we’ll continue to see Male Thor in a variety of books and media. Sit down and remember you’re helping to work towards a better world through the simple expedient of keeping your mouth shut about Thor. 
If you think a woman being Thor somehow lessens it or excludes you or if it makes you feel strange and alienated, you’re a misogynist. No more talking from you, you’ve been talking for thousands of years. Take your discomfort out and treasure it; you are a silent martyr to a cause.
Emphasis on silent. No talking. You. No. Pst. No talking. No. No.
copperbadge:

modernmagdalene:

If you didn’t complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog then you shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman. 

Even if you did complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog you still shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman; it’s not like someone has to be turned into an animal before they’re allowed to be a woman as well. I mean, this is an easy one, there’s really no nuance, Not Complaining About Thor Being Female is a slam dunk. 
There are only two reasons to complain about this change. 
1. You really like the personality and character of Thor and you don’t want to see a different character filling the role.
2. Women being superheroes makes you uncomfortable. 
If you’re upset because of #1, I feel you. I like Steve Rogers a lot. But as with Steve Rogers, I’m actively supporting Sam Wilson in the role of Cap (if not Remender as the writer), because (well, mostly because I love Sam Wilson, but also because) I understand that as much as I like this character, representation in comics is more important than Steve Rogers in comics, and Steve would agree with me. In Thor’s case, we need more women in anchor character positions just to get up to equal numbers. So get over yourself, because I’m sure we’ll continue to see Male Thor in a variety of books and media. Sit down and remember you’re helping to work towards a better world through the simple expedient of keeping your mouth shut about Thor. 
If you think a woman being Thor somehow lessens it or excludes you or if it makes you feel strange and alienated, you’re a misogynist. No more talking from you, you’ve been talking for thousands of years. Take your discomfort out and treasure it; you are a silent martyr to a cause.
Emphasis on silent. No talking. You. No. Pst. No talking. No. No.

copperbadge:

modernmagdalene:

If you didn’t complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog then you shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman. 

Even if you did complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog you still shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman; it’s not like someone has to be turned into an animal before they’re allowed to be a woman as well. I mean, this is an easy one, there’s really no nuance, Not Complaining About Thor Being Female is a slam dunk. 

There are only two reasons to complain about this change. 

1. You really like the personality and character of Thor and you don’t want to see a different character filling the role.

2. Women being superheroes makes you uncomfortable. 

If you’re upset because of #1, I feel you. I like Steve Rogers a lot. But as with Steve Rogers, I’m actively supporting Sam Wilson in the role of Cap (if not Remender as the writer), because (well, mostly because I love Sam Wilson, but also because) I understand that as much as I like this character, representation in comics is more important than Steve Rogers in comics, and Steve would agree with me. In Thor’s case, we need more women in anchor character positions just to get up to equal numbers. So get over yourself, because I’m sure we’ll continue to see Male Thor in a variety of books and media. Sit down and remember you’re helping to work towards a better world through the simple expedient of keeping your mouth shut about Thor. 

If you think a woman being Thor somehow lessens it or excludes you or if it makes you feel strange and alienated, you’re a misogynist. No more talking from you, you’ve been talking for thousands of years. Take your discomfort out and treasure it; you are a silent martyr to a cause.

Emphasis on silent. No talking. You. No. Pst. No talking. No. No.

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dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

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tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.
tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.
tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.
tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.
tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.
tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.
tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.
tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.

tuscanystuff:

I actually really like this ad campaign.

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onlyblackgirl:

The history of film in one scene
onlyblackgirl:

The history of film in one scene
onlyblackgirl:

The history of film in one scene
onlyblackgirl:

The history of film in one scene
the-doctors-sexiest-companion:

spnfans:

that’s a real fancy way of saying “I’m a huge geek”

i’m using this phrase from now on

the-doctors-sexiest-companion:

spnfans:

that’s a real fancy way of saying “I’m a huge geek”

i’m using this phrase from now on

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misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 
misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 
misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 
misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 
misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 
misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 
misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 
misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

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feministcampus:

We’ve got some shareable graphics in response to last week’s SCOTUS buffer zone ruling. Share away! 
feministcampus:

We’ve got some shareable graphics in response to last week’s SCOTUS buffer zone ruling. Share away! 
feministcampus:

We’ve got some shareable graphics in response to last week’s SCOTUS buffer zone ruling. Share away! 
feministcampus:

We’ve got some shareable graphics in response to last week’s SCOTUS buffer zone ruling. Share away! 
feministcampus:

We’ve got some shareable graphics in response to last week’s SCOTUS buffer zone ruling. Share away! 

feministcampus:

We’ve got some shareable graphics in response to last week’s SCOTUS buffer zone ruling. Share away! 

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getmad-govegan:

veganstudent:

dehumidifyi:

faithhealthlife:

The average height of humans will decrease. No sarcasm implied.

Nah but really, WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THOSE ANIMALS STILL REPRODUCING WITHOUT ANY POPULATION CONTROL? It may take years, but overrun by cows, chickens, pigs, is actually not even close to an exaggeration, as those animals reproduce at rapid rates, there are billions of them (guess what, more chickens on the planet than people. And that’s just chickens. Cows and pigs are close seconds), limited land space that isn’t set for development or destruction and can actually maintain life. I mean, do you guys really think it’s a good idea? Besides, SOMEONE somewhere will not be cool with that and will kill them anyways, if not for meat then for population control. Fucking DUH. I love when radical members of a small group are so engrossed by one idea they refuse to see any other so they shove their half hatched, never gonna work ideas down everyone else’s throats and then harass them if they show any sort of disagreement. The only reason we wouldn’t actually be run out by animals is 1, we as a people love meat too god damn much. The entire world wouldn’t go vegetarian, let alone nasty ass vegan, ever. Seasoned, cooking meat is just too wonderful. And 2, like I said; someone somewhere would not be chill with that and would just start slaughtering them for either food or just to reduce their numbers. But by all means, be ignorant and naive in your endeavors and life; we need less people on this planet anyways :)

It’s nice that you put your taste buds over a living being. I am not being naive, I realize the world won’t become vegan over night I am however trying to reach as many kind hearted people as I can and show them the cruelty in a non-vegan lifestyle as well as how simple and rewarding veganism truly is. If you think taste should be the only factor in a choice of cruelty or compassion maybe you need to do some more research. Check out a few documentaries about where your food comes from. For you, I would suggest trying out earthlings.com Thanks

I love when carnists think that animals mass breed themselves- and guess what, all animals in the egg and dairy industry are female so unless someone is artificially inseminating them, I don’t see animals reproducing at the rate humans force them to ever being a possibility

getmad-govegan:

veganstudent:

dehumidifyi:

faithhealthlife:

The average height of humans will decrease. No sarcasm implied.

Nah but really, WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THOSE ANIMALS STILL REPRODUCING WITHOUT ANY POPULATION CONTROL? It may take years, but overrun by cows, chickens, pigs, is actually not even close to an exaggeration, as those animals reproduce at rapid rates, there are billions of them (guess what, more chickens on the planet than people. And that’s just chickens. Cows and pigs are close seconds), limited land space that isn’t set for development or destruction and can actually maintain life. I mean, do you guys really think it’s a good idea? Besides, SOMEONE somewhere will not be cool with that and will kill them anyways, if not for meat then for population control. Fucking DUH. I love when radical members of a small group are so engrossed by one idea they refuse to see any other so they shove their half hatched, never gonna work ideas down everyone else’s throats and then harass them if they show any sort of disagreement. The only reason we wouldn’t actually be run out by animals is 1, we as a people love meat too god damn much. The entire world wouldn’t go vegetarian, let alone nasty ass vegan, ever. Seasoned, cooking meat is just too wonderful. And 2, like I said; someone somewhere would not be chill with that and would just start slaughtering them for either food or just to reduce their numbers. But by all means, be ignorant and naive in your endeavors and life; we need less people on this planet anyways :)

It’s nice that you put your taste buds over a living being.
I am not being naive, I realize the world won’t become vegan over night I am however trying to reach as many kind hearted people as I can and show them the cruelty in a non-vegan lifestyle as well as how simple and rewarding veganism truly is.
If you think taste should be the only factor in a choice of cruelty or compassion maybe you need to do some more research.

Check out a few documentaries about where your food comes from. For you, I would suggest trying out earthlings.com

Thanks

I love when carnists think that animals mass breed themselves- and guess what, all animals in the egg and dairy industry are female so unless someone is artificially inseminating them, I don’t see animals reproducing at the rate humans force them to ever being a possibility

the-kellephant:

The numbers in this are terrifying and it baffles me that not everyone takes it seriously. 

(via thesnowqueer)