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Same sex marriage is very new… newer than cell phones or the internet.

-Justice Samuel Alito

Yeah, remember when same sex marriage first came out and it was bulky and really slow?

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And to think, we have this guy on the bench for life.

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I calculate that if I keep this Internet crap up for another three decades,” Díaz said, “I’ll lose roughly a novel and a half to my Internet distractions. That ain’t cute.
Great essay on writers being distracted by the Internet, One Hundred Seconds of Solitude. (And, I’m totally guilty of this, though I try that foreign notion called self-control every now and then.)

accordingtodevin:

CATS CATS CATS!

Yes….. :)

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caamedia:

In China, the Internet has given a voice to critics of government corruption. High Tech Low Life is a documentary film which explores the struggles in modern China through the eyes of two major news bloggers. Come experience it with us at CAAMFest March 16, 17 and 19

Link to event description and ticket purchase below:

http://caamfest.com/2013/films/high-tech-low-life/

businessbullpen:

duckduckgo:

Interesting report on Tumblr’s numbers. 

Here is how Tumblr stacks up against the others.

businessbullpen:

duckduckgo:

Interesting report on Tumblr’s numbers. 

Here is how Tumblr stacks up against the others.

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mashable:

New staff uniform. 

thenextweb:

Yup. Tee available at the WORDS BRAND™ US Store and EU Store.

kitty kats: Apparently, you’re not alone.

^^This.

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thedailyshow:

“Damn you, Internet, and your insatiable love of cats! I’m serious, if the presidential election for the was held online this would our new commander in chief.” http://on.cc.com/VLwsqK

Socks!!!

brashblacknonbeliever:

A typical Tuesday night on tumblr for me.

brashblacknonbeliever:

A typical Tuesday night on tumblr for me.

cognitivedissonance:

If you’ve written anything in support of feminism, women, or just happen to be a person who identifies female on the internet, here’s the 14 types of sexist comments (or anons) you’re guaranteed to get.

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racismschool:

After the success of the Racism 101: A comprehensive Guide for 2012 post, it seemed fitting that there be a follow up for 2013. 

8 things every good racist/non-racist should know

Enjoy!

1. Racism is not fun-If you find yourself wanting to be a part of the “I’ve experienced racism” conversation, you should really re-evaluate your own life choices. If your “Experience” with racism is a single item that you are able to pinpoint, you are living a life of luxury. Racism is not fashionable, easy or something any of us (Who have to live with it daily) want. If you find yourself WANTING to be able to say that you experience racism, you should question your own thinking. Starting now.

2. Human beings can hold two opposing view points-You can have a Black friend AND be racist against Black people. You can be married to a Latino AND be racist against Latin@s. Believing that your friend, family member or the person you are dating/married to is somehow “Different than” or “Not like” the others, is an absolutely racist thought to have. Equally, if you believe that having a friend, family member or significant other who is of the race you hold such ignorant feelings towards somehow makes you “Not racist,”see below…

3. Your “Friend” proves my point, not yours-When you’ve been accused of being a racist, announcing that you have a “Black Friend” proves that you are in fact, a racist. Non-racists would never use their friends to justify their racism. Non-racists also wouldn’t feel the need to catagorize their friends by race. Non-racists would not be capable of seeing their “Black Friend” as a “Get out of being called a racist” card. These actions are racist. Only a racist is capable of acting in this manner.

4. The internet is not racist-If you find yourself saying anything along the lines of “If you don’t like racism, get off the internet,” you are, quite frankly, not very bright. It is people who make racist comments and put them on the internet. In order for “Getting off the internet” to equal “Not having to deal with racism,” each and every racist person on the internet would have to magically disappear from Earth when a person logged off. 

5. Comedy does not trump racism-Calling the racist thing you’ve just said, “A joke” doesn’t make it any less racist. Even if you and all of your friends think it’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard. It doesn’t stop anyone from being hurt and it doesn’t eliminate your role in hurting people. Racism is wrong. Even when you label it “Comedy.” (Note: No one should ever have to remind you that racism is wrong)

6. Satire isn’t racist-The rule is, “Satire goes up.” The entire purpose of satire is to make fun of those at the top. Racist “Jokes” are the farthest thing from satire as anyone could get. Calling the racist thing you just said, “Satire” proves that A) You have no idea what satire is and B) you are living under the false notion that people laughing at something cruel, takes the cruelty away.

7. It’s presentation over blood 100% of the time- Whether you are 1/16th brown, ½ brown or all the way brown, if you present as white, you are going to be treated as such. This isn’t about fault or blame. However, if you find yourself starting to claim that you don’t have white passing privilege because your Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandmother was brown, you have failed and fallen into a racist justification wormhole. Climb out. (Note: This may be USA specific. I don’t know how accurate this may be in other countries)

8. “My experiences are just as valid.”-This is an accurate statement. Your experiences are valid. The problem is not that they are “Invalid” it’s that when you use your experiences to either A) Say that you deal with things too so I should just stop whining or B) That it is okay to talk OVER my experience because you have also lived through something, you are acting in an inexcusable manner. Also, stop saying “Oppression Olympics.” The person suffering the most DOES matter. However, this also does not allow for over talking. (Seriously though, let’s get rid of the term “Oppression Olympics” altogether, mkay? You are using it incorrectly anyway.)

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Hi everyone, it’s Daniel’s wife, we are of course sworn to secrecy, BUT we are officially allowed to say we saw it and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY as a film and as a gesture…However; Daniel ‘hates’ being an ‘inspiring cancer story’ we his friends and loved ones would prefer for the update to have more of a heartfelt message of giving, especially during this season:

This is a story of us giving something to him, the ‘internet’ community giving something to him and ultimately being a heartwarming gift to our friends, family and so many others. This story of us (and of course JJ Abrams & Bad Robot) being able to give this surprise gift of a screening to a huge movie buff like Daniel, especially a film made by a film maker who obviously makes movies with such care, with a fan like Daniel in mind (and a person like me who knows slightly less about these things). Also, it was truly amazing that a film-maker so secretive as JJ Abrams was kind enough to show this to us.

It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, They know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please to him. So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around.

It was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy – Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference. (At this point making me smile is good too)

This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first Star Trek movie to at least TRY to get everything ‘right’ for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn’t 100% enjoy the screening as it’s still being worked on…….Be assured we enjoyed it 110%! We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you…..

theangrytherapist:

Someone once told me to not answer the first question that everyone asks, why do you call yourself angry / where does the angry therapist come from.  I think I am going to take that person’s advice.  But I would like to respond to your disillusionment with pressure for the the business model.

First, I applaud you working in this field for the last 30 years.  That’s amazing.  I’m just a baby and hope that my duration is just as long.  I’m sure you’ve reached and changed many lives and that’s amazing.

I think therapy, the face of therapy, and how we get support is all changing.  I believe the internet has come full circle in that it connects people more than separates them.  It has become ingrained into our lives.  And I believe this can be a valuable tool, one that no one has utilized to its full potential.  This new way creates a direct conduit into people’s homes, cutting straight through time, space, and wallets since it can be cheaper to run a practice now.   It allows support in one’s pocket.  That has never existed before.

I also think the temperature of self help is changing.  The new generation are more open to therapy and self reflection.  They don’t see it as our parents did, for crazy people.  The new care about healthy relationships and are willing to negotiate less.  They also also picky about what’s on their phone / who’s in their pocket.  This means they have new standards on what their therapist should look like.  I believe they are more interested in who their therapist is than what letters come after their name.

This combination, technology and temperature, is what will change the game.  And if you don’t adjust, you will end up being a mom and pop bookstore while everyone else becomes Amazon. 

- Angry

America’s Internet started out as No. 1 in speed. It now ranks 26th, far behind the networks in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Lithuania. Americans pay the sixth highest median price in the modern world for Internet data — 16 times the rates paid by South Koreans, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Just as serious is the problem of coverage: in France, South Korea and other modern countries a superfast Internet is or will soon be available everywhere. In America, AT&T’s fiber optic lines stop short of homes and small businesses, while Verizon plans to end its fiber-optic installation work once it reaches 18 million residences. As of now huge parts of the United States will never get on the information superhighway but will rather slog along on the digital equivalent of a country road. This presents a genuine economic threat to America: the future industries and jobs that require a universal ultra-high-speed network, after all, will most likely be developed somewhere else.

guardiancomment:

Susana Adame: The blond ‘Mexican beggar child’ story holds a mirror to US perceptions of race

What do you picture when you hear the words “Mexican beggar child”? Is the child blond? Green-eyed? Does she have light skin?

A Mexican family was recently at the centre of a national controversy over such questions. A young Mexican girl begging for money was photographed by a driver. Child beggars are sadly not an uncommon sight in Mexico – except that in this case, the girl was blond, green-eyed and very light-skinned. Feeling something was “not right” about that particular child, the photographer posted the picture to his Facebook timeline, telling his followers to “spread this photo around”. He argued that something was clearly wrong because the girl’s parents “were brown”.

For those who reposted the picture (and there were many – so much so that officials soon interceded) it is indeed apparently an aberration for brown people to give birth to light-skinned kids, rather than a fairly frequent situation in a country with a long history of cultural acceptance of interracial relationships. It’s also apparently not normal to see a blond beggar in a country where poverty is defined by “brownness”. So it was only a sign of good community responsibility that thousands of people were willing to use social media to publicise this oddity. Or so we are to believe.

As a result, the five-year-old child was put in an orphanage, and her mother was detained for two days (she was later released, and a birth certificate for the girl was handed over).

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