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Sept. 17 1:10 pm

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Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

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09/17/2014 - In A Kitchen Cupboard, No One Can Hear You Scream! Former Record Boss Finds Skeleton That Looks Like Creature From Horror Film Alien While Doing DIY. Former record label boss Kevin Rea had taken his kitchen cupboards apart.  Behind one footboard, he found a ‘weird nest’ with strange six-inch skeleton.  Mr Rea, of Altcar, Lancashire, said: ‘I have no idea what it is - it’s disgusting’.  Said it reminded him of terrifying Alien from 1979 Ridley Scott horror classic.  In the cult film, the grotesque creature bursts out of John Hurt’s stomach.  Meanwhile, experts can’t agree on what the disturbing find might be.Source: Mail Online 

Then perhaps he should consult experts who are not complete idiots because this layperson here can tell you with absolute certainty that that is a rat. Partially mummified, but still. A rat.
It only looks so freaky because the skull’s turned to face over its shoulder. Dare to compare:

Squeak squeak, motherfucker. 

The ‘experts don’t know’ bit is a blatant click attracting lie. If you actually click through and read the linked article they admit at the very bottom: 
Stuart Hine, who runs the Natural History Museum’s Identification and Advisory Service, said: ‘Depending on size, it’s either a rat or mouse, and the alien appearance is due to the skull being reversed and pointing backwards.And
Amy Fensome, from the Biosciences College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter, told MailOnline: ‘That looks very much like a very large rat, but the head has twisted around so that the skull is turned to look over the shoulder.’ So, yeah, you’re right. It’s a rat. And shockingly there’s no disagreement between the experts. The only guy in the article quoted as not knowing what it was is the guy who found it.

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generationexorcist:

09/17/2014 - In A Kitchen Cupboard, No One Can Hear You Scream! Former Record Boss Finds Skeleton That Looks Like Creature From Horror Film Alien While Doing DIY.

Former record label boss Kevin Rea had taken his kitchen cupboards apart.  Behind one footboard, he found a ‘weird nest’ with strange six-inch skeleton.  Mr Rea, of Altcar, Lancashire, said: ‘I have no idea what it is - it’s disgusting’.  Said it reminded him of terrifying Alien from 1979 Ridley Scott horror classic.  In the cult film, the grotesque creature bursts out of John Hurt’s stomach.  Meanwhile, experts can’t agree on what the disturbing find might be.

Source: Mail Online


Then perhaps he should consult experts who are not complete idiots because this layperson here can tell you with absolute certainty that that is a rat. Partially mummified, but still. A rat.

It only looks so freaky because the skull’s turned to face over its shoulder. Dare to compare:

Squeak squeak, motherfucker. 

The ‘experts don’t know’ bit is a blatant click attracting lie. If you actually click through and read the linked article they admit at the very bottom: 

Stuart Hine, who runs the Natural History Museum’s Identification and Advisory Service, said: ‘Depending on size, it’s either a rat or mouse, and the alien appearance is due to the skull being reversed and pointing backwards.

And

Amy Fensome, from the Biosciences College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter, told MailOnline: ‘That looks very much like a very large rat, but the head has twisted around so that the skull is turned to look over the shoulder.’ 

So, yeah, you’re right. It’s a rat. And shockingly there’s no disagreement between the experts. The only guy in the article quoted as not knowing what it was is the guy who found it.

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In honor of #readwomen2014 – an effort to equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits – here are 14 fantastic, timeless reads by women:
Annie Dillard on presence over productivity
Joan Didion on self-respect
Susan Sontag on photography as aesthetic consumerism and a form of modern violence
Virginia Woolf on the creative benefits of keeping a diary
Helen Keller on optimism
Alexandra Horowitz on the blinders of attention
Anaïs Nin on why emotional excess is essential to creativity
Hannah Arendt on how bureaucracy fuels violence
Jennifer Finney Boylan on what it’s like to be a transgender parent
Anissa Ramirez on saving science education
Jeanette Winterson on adoption and how we use storytelling to save ourselves
Dani Shapiro on the pleasures and perils of the creative life
Virginia Woolf on how to read a book
Susan Sontag on literature and freedom

Artwork above by Joanna Walsh

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In honor of #readwomen2014 – an effort to equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits – here are 14 fantastic, timeless reads by women:

Artwork above by Joanna Walsh

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sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 

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Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:

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This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 

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Source: www.dn.se (Swedish newspaper)
The votes for Swedish parliament. Date and time included in the screencap. The first three is the opposition that ends on ca 43% of the votes. The next four is the conservative “Alliance” ends on ca 39%.
The yellow one? That is the racist, xenophobic, homophobic and generally unpleasant “Sverige demokraterna” or SD (trans. Swedish Democrats). This means the racists becomes able to tip the scales in parliament.
Great job! (Sarcasm)

This utter buffoon now leads a party that has outright Nazis in their group. They have conducted meetings in Nazi uniforms.They sing Nazi battle songs on their “conference.”
A group of them filmed themselves using racial slurs towards a young couple, the woman was caucasian and the man a person of colour. Then these high end politicians picked up iron pipes to assault the couple (and claimed self defense). All on film on their smartphone.
By all the gods I thought Sweden was better than this. Suddenly it is accepted to spout racist propaganda on the streets, in the subway and in parliament. The image of the careful, just and kind Swedish diplomat is shattered by iron pipes.
EDIT: Some links
Iron pipes: http://www.expressen.se/tv/nyheter/inrikes/sds-riksdagsman-bevapnar-sig-med-jarnror/
Iron pipes 2: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A4rnr%C3%B6rsskandalen
Iron pipes YT link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPycz-tsrDM
I cannot tell you how much this upsets me.

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Source: www.dn.se (Swedish newspaper)

The votes for Swedish parliament. Date and time included in the screencap. The first three is the opposition that ends on ca 43% of the votes. The next four is the conservative “Alliance” ends on ca 39%.

The yellow one? That is the racist, xenophobic, homophobic and generally unpleasant “Sverige demokraterna” or SD (trans. Swedish Democrats). This means the racists becomes able to tip the scales in parliament.

Great job! (Sarcasm)

This utter buffoon now leads a party that has outright Nazis in their group. They have conducted meetings in Nazi uniforms.They sing Nazi battle songs on their “conference.”

A group of them filmed themselves using racial slurs towards a young couple, the woman was caucasian and the man a person of colour. Then these high end politicians picked up iron pipes to assault the couple (and claimed self defense). All on film on their smartphone.

By all the gods I thought Sweden was better than this. Suddenly it is accepted to spout racist propaganda on the streets, in the subway and in parliament. The image of the careful, just and kind Swedish diplomat is shattered by iron pipes.

EDIT: Some links

I cannot tell you how much this upsets me.

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Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion
For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.
Hear more about this discovery →

I’m going to assume that by ‘a few hours after’ we mean 360 million years and a few hours after.

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Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion

For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.

Hear more about this discovery →

I’m going to assume that by ‘a few hours after’ we mean 360 million years and a few hours after.

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While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Follow @shaunking

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