txchnologist:

Revolutionary Telescope Gets Green Light

An 82-foot telescope boasting ten times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope has successfully passed design reviews and is ready to be constructed.

The Giant Magellan Telescope will use a light-collecting mirror surface more than six times the area of current instruments to hunt for distant, potentially habitable planets and let astronomers time travel back to a billion years after the Big Bang.

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downlo:

questionall:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

justprochoicethings:

Seriously. You want to be coddled from birth to grave? Talk about feminist entitlement.

How dare someone want their own fucking insurance which they PAY for to cover medication that is essential to most people’s lives? Do you know how many people rely on birth control for its effects on periods, or how it treats ovarian cysts? No obviously not so shut up with your ignorant shit

This has so enraged me I can’t find the words right now so I’m just going to leave this here and let my excellent followers come up with the words.

USING YOUR INSURANCE TO BUY BIRTH CONTROL IS PAYING FOR IT YOURSELF YOU UTTER FUCKING MORONIC SCUM.

Health insurance is not free and it’s not something other people give you. People earn it as part of their pay.

It is fucking stunning that so many people seem to think health insurance is a form of charity rather than a thing you buy that should work the way you want it.

I don’t get it. Do these idiots actually think they’re tapping into free money when they use their health insurance to pay for a check-up or to cover their prescriptions? Or do they think women have access to a secret form of insurance that pays for all their birth control without having to pay a penny in premiums?

it got better

Posted on July 31, 2014

Reblogged from: Downlo

Source: justprochoicethings

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Politicians court the middle class at the expense of the poor

atane:

radicalrebellion:

atane:

atane:

I was watching some old mayoral campaign videos by Anthony Weiner, and was struck by how many times he kept mentioning how he’s going to do his best to help the middle class. On and on he went about the middle class. Not once did he…

thinksquad:

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at the Washington-based think tank.

"Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is going to have debt in collections," Ratcliffe said. "It can tip employers’ hiring decisions, or whether or not you get that apartment."

The study found that 35.1 percent of people with credit records had been reported to collections for debt that averaged $5,178, based on September 2013 records. The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.

http://6abc.com/finance/study-35-percent-in-us-facing-debt-collectors/226268/

Gaza Live Feed

redphilistine:

This is what it sounds like in Gaza right now. The Israelis are torturing all 1.8 million Palestinians trapped in Gaza. 

seraphica:

Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]

"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

imnotjustnotanybody:

My Turban aka my crown and my identity

tardistype221b:

badwolflaurel:

pandafreakforlife:

I hate when the media makes The Hunger Games look like a battle for love. Get your bullshit fantasies away. This is about murder, over powered government, and a girl trying to change the way things are. News flash not every girls fantasy is to find true love.

the irony here is that our media is doing exactly what the Capitol did in the books; downplaying the murder, focusing on the bullshit love story

That’s not irony, that’s just plain scary

All the Times Eric Holder Kept It Completely 100

afriblaq:

Posted on July 26, 2014

Reblogged from: BlackState

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itsjust-insanity:

artworktragedy:

Guttmacher Disproves Antiabortion Activists Myth RE: Black and Hispanic Women
With nothing being off limits for Anti-choicers, I’m sure everyone has heard their claim that abortion targets “minorities” by putting abortion clinics within Black and Hispanic communities.

I had to travel to the rich part of town, full of white ppl, to get my abortion.

itsjust-insanity:

artworktragedy:

Guttmacher Disproves Antiabortion Activists Myth RE: Black and Hispanic Women

With nothing being off limits for Anti-choicers, I’m sure everyone has heard their claim that abortion targets “minorities” by putting abortion clinics within Black and Hispanic communities.

I had to travel to the rich part of town, full of white ppl, to get my abortion.

Posted on July 25, 2014

Reblogged from: I AM ANIMAL.

Source: artworktragedy

Notes: 211 notes

mehreenkasana:

endlesswaveofwhat:

mehreenkasana:

The Pakistani women who make footballs for the World Cup earn a paltry $100 per month. [x]

At least they are employed

Many of them earn below $100. Many of them have families - often consisting of 5-7 individuals - that rely directly upon on the meager income they generate from this extremely demanding job so them being “at least employed” doesn’t protect them from any kind of economic and social precarity and it doesn’t shelter them from unemployment because labor here is cheap and readily available; the worker is dispensable to the employer/company. So the “at least employed” comment from you was not only stupid but very telling of your piss-poor understanding of wages. I understand many of you love football and will go as far as shoving it up your ass to show your dedication to it but the next time you decide opening your mouth about these workers, consider this noble thought instead: Shut the fuck up.

Posted on July 25, 2014

Reblogged from: afrodiza

Source: mehreenkasana

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