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"The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just."

Martin Luther King Jr., “Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam,” 1967

the MLK that’s never quoted; real reasons why he was assassinated

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

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coelasquid:

Cockeyed.com is one of my favourite websites on the internet, run by an armchair scientists who goes out and does a practical experiment for whatever question stuck in his craw on a particular day, and tries to make practical frames of reference for comprehending numbers and amounts that people don’t normally try to think about. Among the crowning achievements of the site are the photographic height and weight chart made out of unedited, self-submitted photos of real people and the journal of his adventure turning a 12 foot satellite dish into a mirrored parabola death ray to zap things like pop tarts and bars of soap with.

Anyway, I was particularly entertained by their story of wanting to be able to visualize how much blood is in an average adult human by going out to dump six quarts of fake blood at the end of a dead-end street, only to be disappointed by the fairly unimpressive 36 square feet the blood stain covered after they spent the afternoon trying to rake it out by hand to look as big and scary as possible.

Horror writers take note, there isn’t nearly as much blood as you think inside a person.

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niceisneat:

here’s a tip

if someone says they don’t drink, they don’t fucking drink

respect it

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  • police officer: you're under arrest for shooting someone in the chest
  • me: whoever made the rhyme did the crime(:
  • police officer: haha i have to give you credit for that one dude you're off the hook

cubebreaker:

Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.

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Arousal does not mean consent.

feminist-space:

Just because the body responds automatically does not mean the impulse was ever wanted, invited, or condoned.

This is also often used as an argument to dismiss male survivors’ claims, that they responded physically therefore they consented. This is absolute bullshit.

Remember. Arousal does not mean consent.

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"For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you."

— Neil Degrasse Tyson (via sliceapear)

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