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30 Jul oceanmaster:

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30 Jul

sowwy:

I look cute right now my camera just doesn’t understand

30 Jul

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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30 Jul

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30 Jul

The FIFA World Cup 2014 Statistics 

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30 Jul united-nations:

This photo was taken by our UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime colleagues in Pakistan in support of the #igivehope campaign for Wednesday’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons. We want you to take part too – share your hand heart photos either on the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking Facebook page or anywhere on social media using #igivehope. More details are here.

united-nations:

This photo was taken by our UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime colleagues in Pakistan in support of the #igivehope campaign for Wednesday’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

We want you to take part too – share your hand heart photos either on the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking Facebook page or anywhere on social media using #igivehope.

More details are here.

30 Jul

mintiscream said: What's your career goal after college?

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30 Jul

The NRA Has Lost Republican Voters On One Key Issue: Stalking

thepoliticalfreakshow:

While Republican voters tend to align with the National Rifle Association in opposing new gun restrictions, they are sharply at odds with the nation’s largest gun lobby when it comes to restrictions based on domestic violence.

More than two-thirds of GOP voters (68 percent) said they would support or strongly support a new law stripping guns from convicted stalkers, according to a new poll by The Huffington Post and YouGov. Fifty-nine percent of Republican voters, and two-thirds of voters overall, support expanding gun restrictions for convicted domestic abusers to include non-married dating partners.

The NRA has said it strongly opposes both proposals, which the Senate will consider on Wednesday in its first-ever hearing on gun violence against women. The gun lobbysent a letter to senators last month urging them to vote against Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) legislation to ban convicted stalkers and abusive dating partners from possessing guns. The letter claims that the bill “manipulates emotionally compelling issues such as ‘domestic violence’ and ‘stalking’ simply to cast as wide a net as possible for federal firearm prohibitions.”

Statistics show that stalking often leads to violent crimes and murder. One study of female murder victims in 10 cities found that three-fourths of women murdered and 85 percent of women who survived a murder attempt by a current or former intimate partner had been stalked in the previous year. There are nearly 12,000 convicted stalkers in the United States who can legally buy a gun.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll found that American voters across the political spectrum — especially women — overwhelmingly support a variety of proposals that would strengthen gun restrictions on accused or convicted domestic abusers. Seventy-seven percent of voters, and 82 percent of women voters, favor expanding federal background checks to include private, unlicensed sellers online and at gun shows. Nearly two-thirds of voters and 71 percent of women voters would like to strip guns from accused domestic abusers who have been issued temporary restraining orders by a judge.

Republican, Democratic and independent voters all consider the issue of gun violence prevention to be an important factor that would influence their votes in November. One in 10 voters said the issue was one of the single most important issues they will consider in the upcoming election, and 54 percent of voters said the issue was a somewhat or very important factor. More than half of Republicans and independents polled and 70 percent of women voters said gun violence prevention was important to their vote.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted July 24-25 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov’s opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.

The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls. You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov’s nationally representative opinion polling. Data from all HuffPost/YouGov polls can be foundhere.

30 Jul
I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via whatwhiteswillneverknow)

30 Jul
Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible.

Things I’ll teach my children (via infl4ted)