Beware stupid advice.

You should have known better.

thereluctantoptimist:

theafrocentrics:

onlyblackgirl:

Is this what white people mean when they say they struggle too?

Dawg…

I was so shocked when I saw this I had to look it up. You can watch it here. http://www.noob.us/entertainment/spoiled-14-year-old-cries-over-new-lexus/ It’s a brand new $67,000.00 Lexus. Shit, I didn’t get my first car until I was 34 and my then husband and I bought a Neon because that’s what we could afford. I might complain about my teen son’s behaviour but he’d honestly be thrilled with a $400.00 beater that he could fix up himself. This little princess needs to go volunteer at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for a few years and get a taste of reality. “My entire life is ruined.” Talk to me when your home has been swallowed by a tornado and you have no insurance. Or when a tsumani wipes out your whole town along with your entire family. Or you’ve been raped at college and you have to face your attacker on campus every day. Or your son has been gunned down on the street for the colour of his skin. *smh*

Just goes to show you: the secret to happiness is to lower your expectations.

(Source: realitytvgifs)

spillboy:

I think that’s called stupidity, or cognitive dissonance.

spillboy:

I think that’s called stupidity, or cognitive dissonance.

mediamattersforamerica:

"How can you be so poor and have all this stuff?" -Bill O’Reilly

Each of these screenshots is from a different Fox show attacking poor Americans for having amenities, trying to make the point (pretty much) that “when I was a kid, poor people had a lot less than this.”

Of course, this is all based on one thoroughly-debunked Heritage Foundation report that conservative media have been parroting for years.

Breaking news for Fox: We’re not in the 1950’s anymore. As technology advances, each year older technology gets less and less expensive, and therefore more working class Americans are able to access it. 

Matt Yglesias elaborates

A serious person would follow this up with a discussion of relative prices. Over the past 50 years, televisions have gotten a lot cheaper and college has gotten a lot more expensive. Consequently, even a low income person can reliably obtain a level of television-based entertainment that would blow the mind of a millionaire from 1961. At the same time, if you’re looking to live in a safe neighborhood with good public schools in a metropolitan area with decent job opportunities you’re going to find that this is quite expensive. Health care has become incredibly expensive. The federal poverty line for a family of three is $18,530 a year. I wonder how many Heritage Foundation policy analysts are deciding they want to cut back and work part time because it’d be super easy to raise two kids in DC on less than $20k in salary? Perhaps just an outfit full of workaholics.

While Fox is so busy pointing out how many people have access to microwaves and refrigerators, they conveniently forget to mention how many people have poor access to quality education, health care, and affordable housing. Because really, what good is an A/C if you can’t even afford to keep living in your house? 

(via recall-all-republicans)

Hillbilly Hilton - Lumbercamp Segment - Ice Age Trail - September 2014

Hillbilly Hilton - Lumbercamp Segment - Ice Age Trail - September 2014

the-gallium-knight:

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
the idea to put ants on stilts
there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
confused ants

… in what way is that a waste, ants are one of the most numerous creatures on the planet, they do a tremendous amount of harm and good for people and ecosystems, we should be learning how they operate

If we learn how other creatures think, we will be better able to understand not only how we think but how we might generate efficient, artificially-intelligent systems. Never spurn new knowledge. 

the-gallium-knight:

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either

  • scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
  • the idea to put ants on stilts
  • there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
  • confused ants

… in what way is that a waste, ants are one of the most numerous creatures on the planet, they do a tremendous amount of harm and good for people and ecosystems, we should be learning how they operate

If we learn how other creatures think, we will be better able to understand not only how we think but how we might generate efficient, artificially-intelligent systems. Never spurn new knowledge. 

(Source: memewhore, via dynastylnoire)

Check to see if your county has been militarized

The New York Times shows, county-by-county, exactly what military equipment has been purchased by law enforcement.

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All of it will seem even more amazing when you’re super high.

All of it will seem even more amazing when you’re super high.

(Source: jennistooks)

Is Prince William hiding a baby bump?

A lot of attention is paid to the way Kate Middleton holds her hands, potentially covering a baby bump, but I think we all know who’s really pregnant.

(Source: yimmyayo, via bullied)