1. sandandglass:

    Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

    (via laughterkey)

     
  2. Black and White Sunset:

    I loved the contrast in the different layers of clouds. The birds just added to the effect.

    © elanor-tea

     
  3. Warm café colours:

    At the café La Terasse, in the small french town of Saint Marcellin, (unsurprisingly) best known for its cheese.

    © elanor-tea

     
  4. Lines:

    Criss-crossing wires above a café in the small french town of Saint Marcellin, (unsurprisingly) best known for its cheese.

    © elanor-tea

     
  5. saltycornchip:

    best-of-memes:

    Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art

    this is currently my favorite thing on the entire internet

    (via amandapalmer)

     

  6. kenway said: do you have any morel inks about what's happening in mexico? im part of a club at my school where we focus on international affairs and problems and id like to present something about it but i feel like i dont know enough yet

    lenmccoy:

    yes absolutely

    What is happening in Mexico? 

    • How it began

    On September 26, students our age (~19-22) were attacked by the local police and gangs in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico. They were studying to become teachers at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. I have read many articles about how the students were in the town to ask for money to help pay tuition, to protest discrimination of rural school teachers, to travel to commemorate another student massacre of 1986, etc., so I am unsure of what is what here. But the students were on the buses and police blocked their way to get the students out. When they did, they opened fire on the students at once. Some students threw rocks back in self-defense, but the students were unarmed. Six people died and 17 were injured. Three students died, a taxi driver, a woman in a taxi, and a football player that was just 15 years old (x). The injured were taken away by an ambulance, local journalists came, etc but it was not over as more men came in plain clothes and rifles (x). These men are apart of Guerreros Unidos and work for the Beltran Leyva cartel. The students were forced into police vans and have since disappeared. 43 students are missing.

    Some of the students escaped by hiding in nearby houses. One terrified student tried running away, but he was found later yet with his eyes gouged out and his face completely sliced away to the bone. A YOUNG MAN only 19 years old suffered through this. (As a warning, be aware that there are photos online and that while searching deep through articles and tags, they are present.) A survivor of the attack says this is “symbol of the cartel assassins” (x).

    22 local policemen have been detained for suspicion of working with Guerreros Unidos. This is how authorities were then tipped on what has happened to some students. (x) (x)

    • The Mass Graves

    ~ More than a week later, on Saturday, authorities found mass graves nearby that has 28 burned remains with the tips (x). We fear that this may be some of the students. We won’t have DNA analysis to confirm anything for another two weeks, if not longer.

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    MORE mass graves were found yesterday, but it is still unknown about how many remains these graves have (x). 

    Keep in mind that the CITY MAYOR AND HIS WIFE are on the RUN. No one knows where they are. 

    We still don’t understand the reason behind this violence. Why kidnap and kill these young men? There are several explanations online, but how do you explain something like this? One story is that the mayer’s wife was giving a speech that day and did not want to be disrupted by the students. Keep in mind that the wife is the head of the city’s family welfare department and also has family connections to cartels (x). There are other alternatives online, but I don’t know. I just don’t. 

    • You cannot be silent about what is happening in Mexico

    You can’t. You just can’t. Social media has a big impact and this story has to spread. In the last 24 hours I have seen an incredible boost in coverage about Ayotzinapa.

    On Wednesday, thousands protested the disappearance of the students in Mexico.

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    Amounting pressure is being put on the Mexican government to find the missing students. There is also added outrage and demand ‘to punish politicians linked to organized crime’. It is no shock when considering the police corruption and brutality in Mexico. As Mexico bleeds, we all bleed. 

    Americans cannot ignore the violence of drug cartels and place it as just a problem in Mexico. There is too much innocent bloodshed. And because BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars are collected in the United States by Mexican drug cartels, it is a shared responsibility (x). CHILDREN ARE DYING. Do not skim over these articles, do not just read them and do nothing, you have to act and spread the information. Do not be silent. Please, please, please help and pay attention. 

    ARTICLES

    TUMBLR TEXT POSTS (these have better information than I can explain)

    If there any corrections that need to be included, please just add them in.

     
  7. thefrogman:

    There is also a death for the immortal jellyfish. He is very bored.

    Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

     
  8. bakvaas:

    nice

    (Source: micdotcom, via n-a-s-a)

     
  9. thefrogman:

    By Ruby [tumblr | twitter | instagram]

     

  10. "

    Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

    In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

    “The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

    In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

    "