Volkswagens, video games, and vaniloquence
While all of us can celebrate the return of the charmingly geeky, super enthusiastic field trip champion, Ms. Frizzle’s renewed presence in American living rooms is especially important for women and girls. That’s because, despite Ms. Frizzle’s unstoppable energy and daring thirst for adventure, real-world examples of her character — women who rock the science field — are lacking.
mountain-dew-revolution:

Serena is the best protag.

mountain-dew-revolution:

Serena is the best protag.

jon-snow:

god bless sdcc

thisiseverydayracism:

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aideyn:

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eatimitationcrab:

setbabiesonfire:

Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.

"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

Sign the Change.org petition and get this story out there.

SIGN THE PETITION. Still at least 1,000 signatures needed. SIGNAL BOOST THIS or i will judge you.

i posted this story about 2 weeks ago and i’m glad it’s gotten so popular. now the petition which i didn’t know about then, has tens of thousands of signatures!

sign the petition! signal boost Justice for Kwedir Felton!

THIS IS THE SHIT WE’RE STILL DEALING WITH. I am sick to my stomach.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/11/kwadir_feltons_attorney_files.html

Sounds like the officer keeps changing his story about what he did with the gun after he shot a fucking human being in the god damn face. Sounds guilty as all fuck.

From what I could find on the .gov site, it looks like the drug charges could stick, it doesn’t mention if Felton was a known associate of those who were selling the drugs.

All the details on the gov site seem super broad strokes, it all smells off to me. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases11/pr20110519c.html

Petition signed. This needs to be looked at fucking hard. This smells like bullshit to me.

Reblogging again because of aideyn’s additional commentary.

Signed, sealed delivered, I’m pissed.

SIGNED IDC WHO YOU ARE< WHAT KIND OF BLOG YOU GOT

please reblog this Only need 7,722 more 

fight for justice - WE CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR COUNTRY 

sounds like bullshit. Signed. IDC who you are yo need to take 10 mins out of your day to read a little and sign this. So much damn hate and prejudice in this world its pathetic.

Only needs 239 more petitions signed 

SIGNAL BOOST!

discovergames:

lunarobverse:

A brilliant metaphor

No, seriously, this is a great analogy. Because in most jurisdictions, cyclists have the exact same rights, rules and responsibilities as drivers. In Colorado, for example, there isn’t even a separate chapter of the statutes to deal with bikes - the regular traffic code simply applies to bikes as well. There are a few bike-specific sections, but for the most part, cyclists and drivers are legally indistinguishable. 

But the funny thing is that, even though bikes and cars have perfect equality at law, the roads and other infrastructure are still clearly made for cars, and bike commuting is really dangerous because of that. Well, that and the fact that drivers don’t actually think cyclists deserve that equality, and will shout, honk and drive dangerously close to them, to express their displeasure at cyclists who have the audacity to demand that they be treated equally and not killed.

Ooh, but there’s even more perfect to this analogy. Because while most cities and towns are built entirely around cars, a select few have taken a few small measures to help cyclists, like bike lanes and dedicated traffic signals. These of course exist simply to stop ignorant drivers from killing us because they are impatient and aggressive, but they still complain about the “special treatment” afforded to cyclists (For the analogy, think affirmative action or legislation regarding violence against women).

And when such safety measures aren’t in place, cyclists often do things like running red lights and stop signs, because we’re much less likely to be killed if we establish ourselves in the lane before the light turns green. Again, these are measures to ensure we’re not killed by ignorant assholes, but of course drivers then scream at us that we should be “following the rules.” Oh, you mean the rules like how you’re supposed to give us three feet of clearance to pass and the rules that say we’re not only allowed but required to ride in the lane? Those rules, that you break and misunderstand 90% of the time? Apparently, the rules only matter when they advantage the majority.

Okay, I’ll stop now. But clearly, the danger of bike commuting is something I’ve dealt with and thought about before.

smokeporch:

Why galaxies have spirals.
[lunescence]

smokeporch:

Why galaxies have spirals.

[lunescence]

spacehamsters:

I work at a theater and we just got these I cannot believe this