To all the people who say “that’s going to look terrible when you’re older” fuck you, this older woman I met at work today has two sleeves and other tattoos in other various places and looks amazing and I would love to look like this rad grandma when I’m her age.
MOTHERFUCKERS COULDN’T GET ON WONDER WOMEN’S LEVEL
I’ve been living off and on in a little town in Utah for about a year. Utah of course is famous for being chock full of Mormons. I, a man of fluctuating theological ideas, thought it would be fun to observe these unique believers in their natural habitat. Over time I learned that most (save for a…
I’m pretty sure I’m a 7 or an 8 but I occasionally dip into a 9 on bad days.
An exclusive look at new stills from ‘Metastasis,’ the Spanish-language ‘Breaking Bad’ set in Colombia (Huffington Post)
How is it they appear to have already filmed seasons 1-3?
Paul Housley, You Ain’t No Punk You Punk, 2012.
Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.
While this may be a big “duh” to a lot of U.S. citizens, a recent study which has been made open for public viewing concludes that the United States’ system of government is closer to that of a (corporate) oligarchy than it is a democracy. That is to say that power is vested within a small group of people, as opposed to the majority.
Historically speaking, oligarchies generally devolve into tyrannical states due to the concentration of power (usually based on class) with a smaller group of people who generally do not agree with the interests or preferences of the majority; these types of frictions lead to oppression by making some people more “equal” than others, as demonstrated in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, essentially giving people certain rights, but allowing those rights more freely to certain groups.
In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.
But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.
by Cheong-ah Hwang