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18th April 2014

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Unlikely simultaneous historical events →

internetkatze:

historythings:

sebpatrick:

quantumblog:

jkottke:

A poster on Reddit asks: What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don’t seem like they would have?

Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.

There…

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18th April 2014

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zillah975:

vulgarweed:

owl-headsniper:

thecodeinecowboy:

Notice how if we were to stop arguing about who’s right or wrong we could pretty much change the world.

Common Sense-ism: Don’t be an asshole.

It’s not just a matter of not arguing or not insulting people. What all of these texts are saying is actually really fucking difficult.

What they are really saying is that you need to treat every single person you meet every single day with the consideration that you yourself would want. It’s a very high standard. It means, among myriad other things: do not be snappish and take your frustrations out on someone else who doesn’t deserve it. Do not be unkind to someone whose communication style grates on you because it’s different from your own. Do not be pushy or demanding if someone is currently unable to meet your need (whatever that need may be). Etcetera etcetera.

What these texts are asking for is deep and consistent empathy. With everyone.

The Wiccan Rede is ‘An (if) it harm none, do as ye will,” but we take a VERY broad definition of what ‘harm’ means, and hell yes, things like gratuitous nastiness on the Internet or rudeness to a server or failure to wash that roommate’s dishes you’re using are definitely a form of harm.

The one common element all these texts have is that they are demanding that you look within yourself and examine your own actions.

The one common meaning is this: judge others generously, because you don’t know other people’s trials. Treat others the way you would want to be treated on a day when you were feeling particularly hurt and vulnerable and most in need of kindness and forgiveness.

Perfect commentary is perfect.

I really aspire to this. I know I fail a LOT, but it’s what I aspire to, and it’s what the people I’m closest to aspire to as well, even if they don’t think of it this way.

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18th April 2014

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yes-i-am-lucifer:

pmon3y69:

drdawg:

my friend Pete literally makes me cry with his snap stories

this is me, i am pete, love me 

we love you pete

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18th April 2014

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untilyourbreathingst0ps:

pearls:

pearls:

i touched a dick once and it was the scariest thing in my life because it had a really cold head and i don’t know it wasn’t fun

sometimes the ‘i’ and ‘u’ shouldn’t be so close on the keyboard 

ive seen this post umpteen times and ive always thought that if you switched u and i around it wouldn’t make sense like “u touched a” and i literally just realised you meant duck and not dick i swear to god i am the biggest fucking idiot.

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18th April 2014

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http://obstinaterixatrix.tumblr.com/post/83092692359/schmergo-schmergo-i-want-a-movie-about-a-guy →

schmergo:

schmergo:

I want a movie about a guy who runs for president and wins but then suddenly realizes that he doesn’t want to be president, so he just starts doing ridiculous things all the time trying to get impeached, but it NEVER WORKS because they always miraculously end up…

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18th April 2014

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death-limes:

silvermoon424:

m0317k5:

kennbrix:

The cause of racism is often fear of the unknown - lack of knowledge about other cultures. Travel, explore and learn - open your mind.

I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, reblog this every time it comes up on my blog. This is the BEST statement, I’ve ever seen. 

I really love this. So many are dead-set on the view that people cannot better themselves but that simply isn’t true. Everybody deserves a second chance and everybody has the ability to better themselves. 

Part of what I like about this is that the hatred was solved by kindness. Everyone he meets is nice, or at the very least decent. Of course we know it doesn’t work this simply in real life - he probably would’ve been cruel to quite a few people, and vice versa upon learning about his racism, but I think in terms of smaller-scale issues this kind of scenario is totally plausible (since I fear a member of a group as powerful and frightening as the KKK or the Nazi party would probably take a bit more than kindness to change their ways).

A homophobe finding out her best friend is gay and subsequently meeting all of his really nice queer friends, with none of the “political agenda” or “perversion” she’d assumed they would have. A sexist being sent to a summer camp populated by mostly girls, and learning very quickly through campfire discussions that their plights of catcalling and sexual harassment aren’t nearly as rare as he’d once thought. These are things that can and do happen.

Nobody’s mind was ever changed by meanness or a snide tone.

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18th April 2014

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You are being lied to about pirates →

medievalpoc:

k-ingsfoil:

spoopyfag:

keyboardwarriorprincess:

takethespearandpuncturetheflesh:

incisiveredneck:

Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the 18th century.”

They even took in escaped African slaves and lived with them as equals. The pirates showed “quite clearly – and subversively – that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.

Oops, turns out piracy is pretty much always a term like terrorist that gets slapped on whatever we don’t like despite being a general reaction to the status quo. And nothing’s really changed.

And when african pirates were captured by the British they were forced into the slave trade.

Horrible Histories taught me about pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwn5K89dE5c

They were generally democratic, disciplined, communal - they even had pensions! If you wanted out of the pirate life, you would be taken to a destination of your choice (anywhere in the world) and given a lump sum to help you with your new life.

interesting

Honor among thieves.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU YES i’ve spent like two years studying piracy (back when i had time to devote to reading and research) and yes pirates are actually all very interesting and democratic and great

Reblogging since someone recently sent me an ask on this topic (although now it appears to be lost somewhere in my inbox).

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18th April 2014

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18th April 2014

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referenceforwriters:

Illustrated Guides: 1, 2, 3

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17th April 2014

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danavee:

iicarustiel:

so i need this on my blog

Whatever I like him

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