October202014

mma-gifs:

Recovery time is done. I’m coming for that belt.” - Carlos Condit

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11AM

In the old days, NFL owners were rich men who accepted the risk of losing money as the cost of doing business. Thanks to the popularity of the game, the NFL and its owners—with the collusion of politicians—have created what amounts to a risk-free business environment. According to Long’s data, a dozen teams received more public money than they needed to build their facilities. Rather than going into debt, they turned a profit.

The perfect example: Seven of every ten dollars spent to build CenturyLink Field in Seattle came from the taxpayers of Washington State, $390 million total. The owner, Paul Allen, pays the state $1 million per year in “rent” and collects most of the $200 million generated. If you are wondering how to become, like Allen, one of the richest humans on earth, negotiating such a lease would be a good start.

In New Orleans, taxpayers have bankrolled roughly a billion dollars to build then renovate the Superdome, which we are now supposed to call the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Guess who gets nearly all the revenues generated by Saints games played in this building? If you guessed all those hard-working stiffs who paid a billion dollars, you would be wrong. If you guessed billionaire owner Tom Benson, you would be right. He also receives $6 million per annum from the state as an “inducement payment” to keep him from moving the team.

That’s the same amount Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would pay each year in property taxes to Arlington, Texas, where his fancy new stadium is located. Except that Jones doesn’t pay property taxes because, like many of his fellow plutocrats, he’s cut a sweetheart deal with the local authorities.

Why Being a Football Fan Is Indefensible (via kenyatta)

Public funding of stadiums and arenas makes me so goddamn angry.

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The Ramp and the Dome, man.

Or even better, an MLB example: the Cards.

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We paid for it. Why can’t we get into it for free?

Money over people.

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This is absolutely fucked up but I’m not going to stop watching football

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11AM

rnusicality:

fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

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October192014
“Why do police have quotas? If a doctor went around intentionally sneezing on people to get more patients, that would be seen as a travesty to their profession. But police, can sit around and wait for someone to turn on a red light or commit other mundane ‘offenses’ because they have quotas to meet. Quotas are all the proof we need that policing is not a public service vocation; it’s a business and a subsidiary of Wall Street.”

Enrique Molina (via withoutadjectives)

While I was sleeping, this went viral.

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this answer on yahoo from a retired officer will add on some further insight to this

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11AM

officialbrucespringsteen:

hey isnt that jonas brother a disney kid

and now he’s half naked everywhere

and everyone is admiring him for growing up so nicely

wasnt miley cyrus a disney kid too

and she was half naked everywhere

and everyone freaked their fuckin shit

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October172014

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October162014

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October152014

reallyreallyreallytrying:

well well well. if it isn’t my old friend, the dawning realization that i fucked up real bad

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5PM

nicoleanell:

gorandomshesaid:

Battlestar Galactica soundtrack: [intense drumming]

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4PM
October142014

poppypicklesticks:

somethingaboutbeingyellow:

poppypicklesticks:

silverheartcat:

onlyblackgirl:

Indigenous People’s Day Photo Project 2013

"Dear Columbus…"

Photo Credit: Andrew Burlingham

South Puget Sound Community College’s Diversity & Equity Center

Olympia, WA 

Yes. YES. Fuck Columbus forever.

I’ll always distinctly remember being a -child-, maybe 7? and even then being so horribly angry about Columbus. I was originally vocal about it. The real kicker? I quickly learned to shut up about how I felt.
I tried to talk about how infuriating it was to learn how Columbus invaded and destroyed an entire native people. And every adult I talked to tried to convince me everything Columbus did was totally okay. Apparently children aren’t supposed to learn about Columbus and find him to be anything but ~brave~ and ~adventurous~ or some shit.
I’m still, even now, fucking appalled anyone, ANYONE, could so easily and thoughtlessly try to indoctrinate a small child into accepting genocide of native people. It’s …disgusting, and so extremely telling of how far our culture will go in its dehumanization and erasure of the violence native people endured and continue to endure at our hands.

So. Yes. Fuck Columbus.
I hope someday we all celebrate Indigenous People Day and only remember Columbus for his crimes against humanity.

Quite a few guys on here look asian

So are we seriously going to pretend the Chinese never had an empire? The treatment of the han chinese by the Manchu dynasties? 

Or how about the Tibetans, who are forced to learn about Chinese history in their schools? 

Or how about the Japanese treatment of the Ainu and Japanese colonialism and imperialism in general?  The Japanese murdering Queen Min and subsequently annexing Korea? Rape of Nanking?  Area 731? Comfort Women? 

Are we going to pretend everything in North and South America was all hunky dory before the Conquestidors showed up, and the various tribes and civilisations all lived in harmony with one another?  Scalping wasn’t a thing?   That the Aztec, Maya and Inca civilisations didn’t aggressively expand their empire,so they could have fresh slaves to use in ritualistic torture and human sacrifices to their deities?   No, I’m sure the child slaves who were selected as sacrifices to the rain god Tlaloc ripped off their own fingernails and drowned themselves to please the appetite of someone else’s deity 

Oh I’m sorry, this is tumblr, and it’s racist to hold other cultures to the same standards that white people are held to, or it\s not racism because… well we can’t use Power Plus Privilege anymore since that’s an extremely Murrica-centric model.   Looks like tumblr has a few new words to redefine since it’s not only Whitey who is capable of them! 

Thank you so fucking much, Poppy. You said this better than I could, but I’m going to try to add a few notes.

First off, the vikings were known to have visited the Americas multiple times long before Columbus stumbled onto the land, and they had plenty of altercations with the natives. Moving into foreign land and conquering is one of the things vikings were best at, and they are fucking REVERED.

Are we just going to pretend that the Spanish were the first people in fucking history to conquer an entire group of people? Grow the fuck up.

Also, in regards to the black woman’s sign: you can’t discover something that doesn’t exist. If you didn’t know something existed, and then you find it, you discovered it. Woah, words, right?


The way the Spanish treated the Natives was shitty, but in no fucking way different than any other empire dealt with expansion. Stop trying to seem politically insightful by hating the white guys.

I mean seriously, are we going to pretend the Aztec, Inca and Maya empires expanded their borders by peacefully trading cowrie shell beads or something?  The Spanish conquest was essentially what is the sum of human history: the conquerers becoming the conquered.   The Spanish were vicious to those they conquered, but the Aztecs, Maya and Incas were every bit as vicious to the various tribes and kingdoms they conquered and those they captured as slaves or to be used in human sacrifices and ritual torture.  The  Aztec god of fire had his victims burned alive.  Tlaloc, the Aztec god of rain liked to have children as sacrifices, and it was common for the children chosen to be sacrificed to him to have their fingernails ripped out (since their tears were said to promise good rainfall) before having their hearts pulled out or they were drowned.     

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalping

I feel compelled to point out that scalping has murky origins but as a practice was definitely imported to the Americas

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October132014

whedonesque:

People should watch more Firefly says a report that we made up.

2PM
“I said to someone the other day — I don’t know who I was trying to kid — I said, “It’s not that hard being nice to people.” Which makes me sound like such a good guy. Then I thought about it later. And I thought, “No, it’s not that hard to be nice to nice people. It’s really hard to be nice to people who aren’t nice.” That’s work right there.”

A little morality tale, from David Sedaris. (via washingtonpost)

'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life

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10AM

breastforce:

the origons of Ouija boards are funny if you think about it like they’re part of an another country (China)’s ancient history that was practiced until one emporer decided “You know what this is probably a bad idea” and banned the practice. 

then centuries later an old buisnessman comes along and is like “I’m going to take this and market it as a toy to children.”

Which is the exact plot of Yu-Gi-Oh

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10AM

"To get folks to like you, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fellow who answered the description of a right guy." 
-Gary Cooper

"To get folks to like you, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fellow who answered the description of a right guy."

-Gary Cooper

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