the argument for using the term ‘coward punch’ instead of ‘king hit’ relies entirely on the assumption that kings are held in higher esteem than cowards and since that’s not true for me personally then y’know whatever

I love when people make gofundme accounts for inane superfluous shit like gig tickets meanwhile there starving families and people that need expensive surgeries and murderous police officers that ACTUALLY need our help it’s like get some perspective you entitled idiot kids. 

naednar

stripey-mouse:

marinashutup:

heforshe: we don’t want men to dominate women’s voices.

*uploads video where a large group of men give their opinions on the oppression of women without a single woman involved in the discussion*

heforshe: we want people to see gender as a spectrum and not a binary

*no mention or acknowledgement of the existence of trans people*

heforshe: we want people to see gender as a spectrum and not a binary

*is called heforshe*

snailtale

vampirequeen:

when ppl defend the hypersexualization of female characters by acting like they r sentient real ppl who make their own choices instead of being written and drawn by gross men  

It’s even worse in video games because you see defenses like ‘of course she’d wear that skimpy outfit into battle it has +4 cloak effect and an 80% crit chance while sneaking it’s a logical choice’.

Our little sortie wasn’t even mentioned. Two platoons of soldierboys took the towns of Piedra Sola and Igatimi, in Uruguay and Paraguay; supposedly rebel strongholds. We did it with their governments’ foreknowledge and permission, of course - and there were no civilian casualties, equally of course. Once they’re dead they’re rebels. ‘La muerte es el gran convertidor,’ they say ‘Death is the great converter.’ That must be literally true as well as a sarcasm about our body counts. We’ve killed a quarter-million in the Americas and God knows how many in Africa. If I lived in either place I’d be a ‘rebel’.

Joe Haldeman, 'Forever Peace'

I just read the Forever War trilogy (recommended to me by mtvietnamwar, recommended to him by raddlesnakes), and when I read this passage I thought it sounded more relevant than ever, and sure enough when I looked it up to post it I found that there was already an article pointing it out: The 13-Year-Old Novel That Predicted Today’s U.S. Military Drone Tactics

aljazeeraamerica
aljazeeraamerica:

Opinion: America needs marijuana bars
For building a national pub culture, pot is better than alcohol.
Blogger-pundit Matt Yglesias really wants more bars. First at Think Progress, then at Slate and now at Vox, the commentator has waged a one-man rhetorical war on the country’s urban liquor boards. The current licensing system, in which the number of bars is constrained by city bureaucrats rather than market demand, Yglesias has argued, leaves us with a paucity of public drinking spots where they’re wanted. From New York’s East Village to Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C., license limitations have caused bars to become rare, expensive, crowded and all around worse.
There’s just one problem with Yglesias’ more-bars plan: alcohol. America has a serious issue with responsible drinking, and increasing the number of sales locations probably won’t help. Alcohol abuse already kills tens of thousands of Americans annually and costs hundreds of billions of dollars a year in lost productivity, health care and property damage. It’s an especially big problem for college students and other young people; Jake New reported for Insider Higher Educationthat at least eight college freshman died in the first few weeks of school this year, most in alcohol-related accidents or overdoses. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen a fairly dramatic increase of alcohol-related hospitalizations in this age group,” George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, told New. More bars would contribute to what’s already a public health crisis. Studies in Los Angeles and Cleveland suggest adding a bar is associated with about three additional violent crimes a year.
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By Malcolm Harris
Photo credit: Nick Adams/Reuters

aljazeeraamerica:

Opinion: America needs marijuana bars

For building a national pub culture, pot is better than alcohol.

Blogger-pundit Matt Yglesias really wants more bars. First at Think Progress, then at Slate and now at Vox, the commentator has waged a one-man rhetorical war on the country’s urban liquor boards. The current licensing system, in which the number of bars is constrained by city bureaucrats rather than market demand, Yglesias has argued, leaves us with a paucity of public drinking spots where they’re wanted. From New York’s East Village to Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C., license limitations have caused bars to become rare, expensive, crowded and all around worse.

There’s just one problem with Yglesias’ more-bars plan: alcohol. America has a serious issue with responsible drinking, and increasing the number of sales locations probably won’t help. Alcohol abuse already kills tens of thousands of Americans annually and costs hundreds of billions of dollars a year in lost productivity, health care and property damage. It’s an especially big problem for college students and other young people; Jake New reported for Insider Higher Educationthat at least eight college freshman died in the first few weeks of school this year, most in alcohol-related accidents or overdoses. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen a fairly dramatic increase of alcohol-related hospitalizations in this age group,” George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, told New. More bars would contribute to what’s already a public health crisis. Studies in Los Angeles and Cleveland suggest adding a bar is associated with about three additional violent crimes a year.

Continue article…

By Malcolm Harris

Photo credit: Nick Adams/Reuters

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senjukannon:

Bruce motherfucking Lee.

“I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once. But I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times.

"I love him who does not want too many virtues. One virtue is more virtue than two, because it is more of a knot for fate to cling to".- Friedrich Nietzsche