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felldowntherabbithole:

Then, after the studio, went downtown. The beauty of Dia de los Muertos is that the intention is to bring people together to CELEBRATE the ones they have lost. 

textsfrombennett:

How Bennett wins a girl back over

textsfrombennett:

How Bennett wins a girl back over

When the People Lead

csrwiretalkback:

History teaches us that ordinary citizens can – and do — change the course of history.

By David Korten

Through word and deed, the early American colonists who refused to accept the authority of a distant British monarch and his rapacious chartered corporations created a political imperative. Ultimately the formal political leaders we now call the founding fathers were forced to issue a Declaration of Independence and raise an army or risk being swept aside. The people led; the leaders followed.

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early-onset-of-night:

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.But, hey, at least it tastes good, right?High five, America!
Update: Below follow some of my responses to all the controversy this post has created. Christ, some of you people act as if I told you there wasn’t a Santa Claus.
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early-onset-of-night:

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.

Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

But, hey, at least it tastes good, right?

High five, America!


Update: Below follow some of my responses to all the controversy this post has created. Christ, some of you people act as if I told you there wasn’t a Santa Claus.

Response

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Response

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wearethe99percent:

I am 26 years old.
I live with my parents. I have a BS in Aeronautical Engineering.
I have over $30K in student loans. ($400/mo.)
I make $11/hr at my current job.
I have friends who got jobs making:
NUCLEAR SUBMARINES
GUIDED MISSILES
UNMANNED COMBAT AERIAL VEHICLES
WEAPONS SYSTEMS
MILITARY SOFTWARE/HARDWARE
I have a question:
If I refuse to work for a defense contractor as an engineer, where can I get a job that doesn’t involve KILLING PEOPLE?
I realise I am fortunate enough to have a job, a home, medical coverage, food, a car, and other things.
Many aren’t.
I also realise that the reason my friends and I are is the same reason many aren’t.
I am the 99%
against the CORPORATE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.
occupywallstreet.org

wearethe99percent:

I am 26 years old.

I live with my parents. I have a BS in Aeronautical Engineering.

I have over $30K in student loans. ($400/mo.)

I make $11/hr at my current job.

I have friends who got jobs making:

NUCLEAR SUBMARINES

GUIDED MISSILES

UNMANNED COMBAT AERIAL VEHICLES

WEAPONS SYSTEMS

MILITARY SOFTWARE/HARDWARE

I have a question:

If I refuse to work for a defense contractor as an engineer, where can I get a job that doesn’t involve KILLING PEOPLE?

I realise I am fortunate enough to have a job, a home, medical coverage, food, a car, and other things.

Many aren’t.

I also realise that the reason my friends and I are is the same reason many aren’t.

I am the 99%

against the CORPORATE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.

occupywallstreet.org

whitneycummings:

Folks.

The interwebsphere is a buzz with Lana Del Rey post SNL hatred. I just thought I would do something I never do and give my opinion on it. (irony)

I have many random thoughts. First, everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep…

katespencer:

I’m writing this on the R train as it rattles slowly along toward Brooklyn. I’m headed to pick up my 6-month-old daughter. I’m writing because I’m still reeling from what occurred on the Times Square subway platform a few moments ago. I was walking to the end of the station as I always do. I saw a…

A speech I will probably not be giving at Uncivilisation unless someone asks me to so I thought I’d better get it up here instead

steelweaver:

So maybe what we have today are not problems, but meta-problems. Let me explain.

We all spend time discussing with one another the urgent problems humanity faces at this critical time in history: the imminent decline in rates of fossil fuel extraction; the possibility of near-term phase-shifts effects in global climatic destabilisation; the accelerating destruction and toxification of ecosystems; the continuing, abject, inconceivable, everyday suffering of a third of the planet’s human inhabitants.

And these discussions are not unimportant. It is very useful to confirm our understanding with others, to meet with fellow humans – preferably face-to-face, where we can look each other in the eye and say “Brother! I too grieve for the state of the world, I too scratch at the walls of my social cage wondering how many we number, we who refuse to turn away from reality to immerse ourselves in pixellated distractions and gossip about obsolescent starlets, I too find it harder and harder to continue in my complicity with a defunct and destructive industrial and financial system.” This is an important and valid thing to do – strength flows from this.  

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think-progress:

Find more facts at ThinkProgress:

1. Since the last SOTU, the economy has created 1.9 million private sector jobs. [Source]

2. The top 1 percent take home 24 percent of the nation’s income, up from about 9 percent in 1976. [Source]

3. Private sector job creation under Obama in 2011 was

Let’s say you’re working on an icon for an iOS app. The app is universal, so it should run on all iPhones (and iPod touches), and on the iPad. As a designer, you’re used to drawing icons at various sizes; this is a big part of what “icon design” is (as opposed to other types of illustration).