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oh no i wasn’t doing anything, I’m not busy

just talking to all of my friends

but I’m so glad we’re doing this now instead

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thelse:

human why are you in cage

We’ve been misunderstanding sharks for years.

(via eat-squat-love)

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natgeofound:

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

Proof that weird stock photos existed in the ‘40’s. Also—lesbians?!

natgeofound:

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

Proof that weird stock photos existed in the ‘40’s. Also—lesbians?!

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notnadia:

waitingonoblivion:

There goes the rest of my night.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS INTERNET BAR RIGHT NOW


STAHP.

notnadia:

waitingonoblivion:

There goes the rest of my night.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS INTERNET BAR RIGHT NOW

STAHP.

(via kellyegan)

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"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire."

— Charles Bukowski (via wordsnquotes)

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It’s the end of intern season and I don’t know how to feel.  (at USDA)

It’s the end of intern season and I don’t know how to feel. (at USDA)

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"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."

Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)

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Your daily dose of genius Internet miscellany.

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"Sloppy lab practices by an experienced but overworked scientist rushing to get to a noon meeting is likely how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cross-contaminated a specimen of a benign bird flu virus with a dangerous strain that can kill people…"

USA Today

Or, reason #10912348109234 why noon meetings should be banned outright.

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