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Millennials to Snake People
could this be for all browsers?

"Learn the sad, sinister truth behind the mysterious Snake People. Who are they? What do they want?"
chrome  google  extension  tool  download  change  millenial  text  snake  people  eric_bailey  english  funny  browser 
3 days ago by cluebucket
sad pictures for children by Ono One (deleted) — Kickstarter
"I am making the loudest sound I know how to make. I know that some people will be personally offended that I am doing this, but I am doing this in large part because our culture has developed in such a way that some of the intelligent, empathetic people who follow me will believe they feel more psychological pain because of books being burnt, their money and my attitude about them than because of the destruction of the natural world, the continuation of classist, racist, abusive patterns of behavior and representation, etc."
john_campbell  kickstarter  manifesto  writing  capitalism  money  sad_pictures_for_children  pictures_for_sad_children  comic  artist  fight  resist  privilege  herman_melville  texas  paypal  book  writer  q&a  church  calvinism  hell  fire  value  joke  change  life  social_media  internet  2000s  2010s  income  2014  breakdown 
january 2018 by cluebucket
Revenge of the Lunch Lady - The Huffington Post
"In 2014, now-House Speaker Paul Ryan said that public assistance, including school lunch, offered a “full stomach and an empty soul” because it made kids reliant on government handouts. With the party now in control of Congress and the White House—and with Michelle Obama, the program’s greatest defender, gone—school lunch is as vulnerable as it’s ever been."

paul ryan needs to have food taken away from him
west_virginia  school  food  education  government  rhonda_mccoy  jamie_oliver  poverty  agriculture  USDA  america  pizza  jane_black  20th_century  congress  hunger  welfare  ronald_reagan  republican  history  health  2017  2010  1980  1968  1946  regulation  budget  michelle_obama  paul_ryan  todd_rokita  conservative  free  CEP  change  money  organic  work  potato  soda  nutrition  success 
february 2017 by cluebucket
5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters
5. Wait For One Of Them To Break The Law, Then Talk Only About That
4. Convince The Powerful Majority That They're The Oppressed Ones
3. Focus On Their Most Frivolous Complaints (And Most Unlikable Members)
2. Pit Two Disadvantaged Groups Against One Another (And Insist That Only One Can "Win")
1. Insist That Any Change Will Ruin The World
cracked.com  list  reference  protest  strategy  argument  belief  lie  government  conservative  fascism  power  occupywallstreet  david_wong  2015  2010s  criminal  crime  destruction  martin_luther_king_jr  excuse  bullshit  boycott  logic  injustice  change 
february 2017 by cluebucket
What Makes Languages Change? How Culture Shapes Our Words
Q: When you say it doesn’t “borrow,” do you have an example?
A: The word they use for automobile means “that it has wrinkled feet,” which is, incidentally, an example of how the words you have reflect your culture. If you’re a tracker, you’re going to be noticing the tire tracks—the focus of that particular word. And the word for telephone means “you whisper into it.”
sally_thomason  interview  2016  2010s  theparisreview.org  language  ryan_bradley  montana  america  salish  linguist  linguistics  change  word  loanword  neologism  susquehannock  iroquois  genocide  killing  hebrew  jargon  society  slang  papua_new_guinea  dialect  phrase  translation  north_dakota  canada  cree  algonquin  native  french  michif  russia  multilingualism  aleut  trade  buin  gender  māori  hawaii  new_zealand 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Foreign policy of the United States - Wikipedia
1949 Syrian coup d'état
1949–1953 Albania
1951–56 Tibet
1953 Iranian coup d'état
1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
1956–57 Syria crisis
1960 Congo coup d'état
1961 Cuba, Bay of Pigs Invasion
1961 Dominican Republic
1963 South Vietnamese coup
1964 Bolivian coup d'état
1964 Brazilian coup d'état
1966 Ghana coup d'état
1971 Bolivian coup d'état
1973 Chilean coup d'état
1980 Turkish coup d'état
1979–89 Afghanistan, Operation Cyclone
1981–87 Nicaragua, Contras
2001 Afghanistan
2011 Libyan civil war
2011–present Syria
america  wikipedia  wiki  policy  international  world  covert  action  war  secret  government  attack  list  regime  change  military  coup  syria  albania  tibet  iran  guatemala  congo  cuba  dominican_republic  vietnam  bolivia  brazil  ghana  chile  turkey  afghanistan  nicaragua  libya  operation  1940s  1950s  1960s  1970s  1980s  2000s  2010s  CIA 
december 2016 by cluebucket
How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language - Scientific American
yarp!

"Their participants’ skin responses revealed heightened arousal for taboo words compared to neutral ones, especially when these were spoken in their native Turkish. But the strongest difference between languages was evident with reprimands: the volunteers responded very mildly to the English phrases, but had powerful reactions to the Turkish ones, with some reporting that they “heard” these reprimands in the voices of close relatives."
julie_sedivy  scientificamerican.com  morality  ethics  change  language  psychology  albert_costa  janet_geipel  catherine_harris  experiment  memory  emotion  cognition  2016  2010s 
september 2016 by cluebucket
An Experimental Autism Treatment Cost Me My Marriage - NYTimes.com
"For much of my life, I’d imagined I was handicapped by emotional blindness. When that changed, seeing into other people was overwhelming."

marking this for certain family members
john_elder_robinson  autism  magnet  brain  divorce  marriage  relationship  emotion  change  2016  2010s  nytimes 
april 2016 by cluebucket
Is Japan Asia's Next Autocracy? - Bloomberg View
not only repealing Article 9... more insidious changes await?
"The government secrets law and other crackdowns on press freedom are a worrying sign -- Japan has already slipped from 10th in Reporters Without Borders’ global press freedom ranking in 2010 to 61st in 2015."
via Laurent
japan  bloombergview.com  2015  2010s  constitution  shinzo_abe  law  change  government  morality  autocracy  democracy  protest  oppression  asia  rights  military  noah_smith  journalism  freedom  warning  crackdown  secret  news 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Democrats always prove the commies right | Fredrik deBoer
"Outside of primary season, they say to use the primary process. During primaries, they do everything possible to ensure our failure."
fredrikdeboer.com  fredrik_deboer  2016  2010s  democrat  communism  argument  politics  writing  debate  connecticut  al_gore  howard_dean  barack_obama  2000s  bernie_sanders  hillary_clinton  campaign  power  change  corruption 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Mineful Response and the Rise of Corporatist Spirituality « Speculative Non-Buddhism
"The Mindful-One on the couch says something with a chuckle. I can only make out the first and last parts: 'maybe we should…so they don’t rush the stage.' It gets a big, nervous laugh. Then, he gets serious. So should you.

"'This is sort of an important moment,' he proclaims. Is he about to tell us that 'Corporations have historically had a giant footprint on public infrastructure, communities and the environment without paying for it, and Google is no different. They’ll avoid paying for privatizing our bus stops like they avoid paying $11 billion in federal taxes. When a company’s chairman publicly says, 'We’re proudly capitalistic. I’m not confused about this,' you know Don’t Be Evil was just a sick joke of the Googlezillionaires.'

"No, he isn’t about to tell us that. Of course not."

...

"In under three minutes, the clip validates Slavoj Žižek’s claims that western x-buddhism, of which mindfulness has become a dominant variety, is the perfect partner for or 'supplement' to our hyper-consumerist techno-capitalist corporations."
speculativenonbuddhism.com  2014  2010s  protest  video  google  silicon_valley  mindfulness  apathy  capitalism  consumerism  conflict  glenn_wallis  corporation  san_francisco  housing  wealth  slavoj_žižek  society  change  denial  richard_payne  employment  strategy  evil  rant  takedown 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Problems We Don't Really Want to Solve — Strong Towns
"This is the system that we’ve inherited. But here’s the rub. A larger and larger proportion of the American population of all colors is slipping from comfortable middle class status to a state of reduced circumstances. Many of the folks who always believed they could buy their way in to the better places are now finding themselves in the lesser environments – the kinds of situations they were happy to impose on others in the past. And they’re really pissed off about it."
strongtowns.org  2016  2010s  civil_rights  history  america  problem  society  culture  racism  housing  law  johnny_sanphillippo  change 
february 2016 by cluebucket
David Brooks Proposes a Kinder, Gentler Republican Party | Rolling Stone
"Back in the old days, when the Republican Party could count on the support of 'less-educated voters' without having to actually give them anything, what we got all the time from people like Brooks were fatuous bromides about how anyone who was struggling lacked a work ethic and an appreciation of family structure. Government aid of any kind to help people out of economic hard times he always ripped as counterproductive and morally corrupting. But now that he's being crapped on by a new movement of independent-minded, rebellious nativists who have no use for a moralizing, polysyllabic New Yorker like himself – now that he can hear the sharpening of the guillotines – suddenly Brooks is all in favor of government policies to help the 'working class,' a group of people he's presumably never met."

bookmarking this as reference/reminder for how every Brooks NewsHour segment makes me bristle
matt_taibbi  david_brooks  rant  takedown  republican  politics  writer  2016  2010s  loneliness  change  rolling_stone  class 
january 2016 by cluebucket
Conversion via Twitter - The New Yorker
"When Brittany Murphy died, Phelps-Roper had seen the disparity between her reaction and that of the rest of the church as a sign that something was wrong with her. Now the contradiction of her mother’s glee and her own sadness made her wonder if something was wrong with the church."
newyorker  adrien_chen  megan_phelps-roper  westboro_baptist  church  cult  christianity  oppression  2015  2010s  1990s  2000s  2012  fred_phelps  planting_peace  twitter  conversion  belief  faith  change  hell  profile  grace_phelps-roper  kansas  america  hate  zach_phelps-roper  misogyny  patriarchy  religion  brainwash  funeral  jewish  lgbtq  queer  jewlicious  david_abitol  michael_ian_black  shirley_phelps 
november 2015 by cluebucket
Storm Warnings
"This is our sole defense against the season;
These are the things we have learned to do
Who live in troubled regions."
storm  warning  poem  poetry  adrienne_rich  weather  emotion  protection  darkness  life  sky  season  prediction  change  control  power  powerlessness  passive  1950s  1960s  1970s  war  writing  text  umd.edu 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Address Confidentiality Programs
always happy to know when there are helpful things like this... albeit in <35 states ;-(
victimsofcrime.org  address  victim  stalking  resource  help  state  mail  privacy  secret  change  home  house  protection  identity  crime 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Magical Deductions ⚡☂
"ok lets see if that thing with glasses chicks suddenly becoming super weird feminine when they whip off their glasses works"
magicaldeductions  tumblr  funny  humor  screenshot  photo  glasses  gender  femininity  change  beauty  appearance  2012  2010s  21st_century 
april 2012 by cluebucket
Tiger Beatdown › Show them how to resist: Connecting girls, inspiring futures
Talk about the value of difference and live through these values.
Cherish the non ambitious around you.
Value and nurture young anger.
Foster survival and self care strategies.
Lead by being an example.

"For many people, self care is the most radical act. In an environment that promotes that only certain lives are valuable and worthy, surviving and thriving are revolutionary."
feminism  women  women's_day  tigerbeatdown  flavia_dzodan  list  how_to  role_model  injustice  radical  society  culture  change  resistance  action  life  2012  2010s  21st_century 
march 2012 by cluebucket
No matter what...
"There is no historical evidence to support the idea that we can change the system through elections, yet many on the left keep pushing this. Why? Because we don't think we have the ability to create a large enough movement. But we do have that ability."
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january 2012 by cluebucket
30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself
1. Stop spending time with the wrong people
2. Stop running from your problems
3. Stop lying to yourself
4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner
5. Stop trying to be someone you're not
6. Stop trying to hold onto the past
7. Stop being scared to make a mistake
8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes
9. Stop trying to buy happiness
10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness
11. Stop being idle
12. Stop thinking you're not ready
13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons
14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn't work
15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else
16. Stop being jealous of others
17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself
18. Stop holding grudges
19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level
20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others
21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break
22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments
23. Stop trying to make things perfect
24. Stop following the path of least resistance
25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn't
26. Stop blaming others for your troubles
27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone
28. Stop worrying so much
29. Stop focusing on what you don't want to happen
30. Stop being ungrateful
31. Stop making sense
marcandangel  how_to  list  advice  health  anxiety  life  change  mental_health  productivity  stop 
january 2012 by cluebucket

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