scandal-whipped:

ladybrun:

FINALLY: Israel accused of its warcrimes by members of parliament in the UK

"We should not equate the occupied with the occupier, we should not equate a refugee population of 1.7mil imprisoned in a tiny strip of land, with prison guards, we should not equate terrorists firing rockets with a supposedly "civilized" state systematically killing women, children, disabled and elderly people…If UK and other Western governments fail to discriminate between the actions of Hamas and israel, hundreds of Palestinian civilians will continue to die and the annexation of Palestine by israel will continue.”

Finally

(via saltysojourn)

China has the fastest growing aging population in the world. By 2050, 437 million people — a third of the population — will be more than 60 years old. Millions more under-60 are already pensioners, due to China’s low retirement age. Currently, men working in the public sector finish work at 60, while female white collar workers retire at 55, and blue collar women stop work at the comparatively sprightly age of 50. A 2007 United Nations study estimated that in 2005 there were 16 retirees for every 100 workers in China. By 2025, the ratio will be 64 to 100. China has an old people problem. (via salon)
We have always been a nation of immigrants… who hate the newer immigrants. On the Republicans’ hatred of immigrant children coming to the U.S. hoping for a better life, JON STEWART, The Daily Show (via inothernews)

repmarktakano:

The FCC’s website to handle filing comments related to Net Neutrality has been overwhelmed with traffic and the submission deadline is being pushed back to July 18th @ midnight.

I thought I’d share the letter I signed on to from the Congressional Progressive Caucus asking the FCC to enact Net Neutrality rules and to protect the open internet.

statedept:

The U.S. is missing opportunities because too many U.S. ambassadors have not arrived to fill vacant posts. A Senate backlog in confirming ambassadorial candidates has left the U.S. without permanent ambassadors in 40 countries and a total of 58 State Department nominees still awaiting confirmation.
This logjam in the Senate is hampering America’s role in the world. Read more here.

statedept:

The U.S. is missing opportunities because too many U.S. ambassadors have not arrived to fill vacant posts. A Senate backlog in confirming ambassadorial candidates has left the U.S. without permanent ambassadors in 40 countries and a total of 58 State Department nominees still awaiting confirmation.

This logjam in the Senate is hampering America’s role in the world. Read more here.

At some point we stopped thinking of the future as Utopia and began thinking of it as apocalytpic.

lolmythesis:

Humanities and Political Science, Carleton University. 

"The Evolution of Public Thought from Utopia to Distopia, and the Effect on Public Policy"

letterstomycountry:

ikasper00:

Jewish people in New York protesting for Palestine’s freedom.

Gaza Under Attack

LTMC: See Also: Ultra-Orthodox & Anti-Zionist: Groups like Neturei Karta and the Satmar Hasidim bitterly oppose the modern State of Israel.

stammsternenstaub:

m-m-mad-madness:

engineer—cat:

lumoblaze:

jonkakes:

bigcoolscorner:

merauderdon:

givemeinternet:

As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion

THIS IS FUCKING TERRIFYING

No thank you.

The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling

This is way cooler to look at than it should be

Science side of Tumblr would like to add:
Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.
The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.


reblogging again for what engineer—cat said

stammsternenstaub:

m-m-mad-madness:

engineer—cat:

lumoblaze:

jonkakes:

bigcoolscorner:

merauderdon:

givemeinternet:

As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion

THIS IS FUCKING TERRIFYING

No thank you.

The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling

This is way cooler to look at than it should be

Science side of Tumblr would like to add:

Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.

The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.

reblogging again for what engineer—cat said

(via cognitivedissonance)

Depression is the inability to construct a future.

Rollo May (1909-1994), American existential psychologist. “Love and Will”, ch. 9 (1969). (via Wikiquote)

Depression distorts time and thought. Depression raises mountains out of the flat plains and transmutes the familiar into the frightening. Depression saps and drains, extracting a psychic tax for the most commonplace actions and thoughts — like feigning wellbeing. Depression lies.

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(via cognitivedissonance)

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. Fran Lebowitz (via azspot)

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theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover today: This week our cover looks at the tragedy of the Arabs. A thousand years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Back then, Islam and innovation were twins. Now the Arabs are in a wretched state, a civilisation in ruins—and the only people who can rebuild it are the Arabs themselves.

theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover today: This week our cover looks at the tragedy of the Arabs. A thousand years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Back then, Islam and innovation were twins. Now the Arabs are in a wretched state, a civilisation in ruins—and the only people who can rebuild it are the Arabs themselves.