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Socially Awkward Turtle

A compilation of some funny stuff, some serious stuff, some not so serious stuff, some semi wise stuff, and some news stuff.

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Jul 16 '14

standwithpalestine:

Israeli settlers - who live illegally on Palestinian land and shouldn’t be there in the first place - regularly destroy and uproot olive trees belonging to Palestinians, often striking at night to go unnoticed.

Olive trees are a livelihood for many families, and a key component of the Palestinian economy. That’s how they are meant to survive. 

These attacks are by no means limited to agriculture. They also burn and vandalize churchesmosques, homescars and… cemeteries

I saved the worst for last. Israeli soldiers escort Israeli settlers to attack Palestinians then stand by and watch, if not join in too

According to the UN the annual rate of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians has almost quadrupled in eight years.

GIFs from 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

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Jul 16 '14

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Jul 16 '14

peaceful-moon:

there needs to be a new hippie movement. humans are ruining the earth at an incredible pace. it bothers me that humans as a species have the best communication out of any species on the planet, but our priorities are all wrong. we have the ability to make the world an incredible place, but we spend our efforts on improving the economy and doing anything we can to earn money, at the cost of our home. there is only one planet earth. we should be taking better care of it than this.

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Jul 15 '14

theuppitynegras:

haaaaaaaaave-you-met-ted:

cultofthepigeon:

mariofartwii:

I will never get over the hate that surrounds Ohio.

FUKING MOST BEAUTIFUL POST IVE EVER SEEN DEAR FUCKING CHRIST BLESS

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I came out just to have a good time and I honestly feel so attacked right now

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Jul 15 '14

(❁´◡`❁)*✲゚* be nosy please

  • 1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?
  • 2.When did your last hug take place?
  • 3.Are you a jealous person?
  • 4.Are you tired right now?
  • 5.Do you chew on your straws?
  • 6.Have you ever been called a tease?
  • 7.Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
  • 8.Do you cry easily?
  • 9.What should you be doing right now?
  • 10.Are you a heavy sleeper?
  • 11.Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?
  • 12.Are you mad at someone right now?
  • 13.Do you believe in love?
  • 14.What makes you laugh no matter what?
  • 15.Who was the last person you talked to?
  • 16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?
  • 17.Will you get married?
  • 18.When was the last time you smiled?
  • 19.Does anyone like you?
  • 20.Do you secretly like someone?
  • 21.Who was the first person you talked to today?
  • 22.Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
  • 23.What are you NOT looking forward to?
  • 24.What ARE you looking forward to?
  • 25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?
  • 26.Suppose you see your ex kissing another person what would you do?
  • 27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?
  • 28.Are you a forgiving person?
  • 29.How many TRUE friends do you have?
  • 30.Do you fall for people easily?
  • 31.Have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend?
  • 32.What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?
  • 33.Who was the last person you drove with?
  • 34.How late did you stay up last night and why?
  • 35.If you could move somewhere else, would you?
  • 36.Who was the last person you took a picture of?
  • 37.Can you live a day without TV?
  • 38.When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?
  • 39.Three names you go by...
  • 40.Are you currently in a relationship?
  • 41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?
  • 42.Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?
  • 43.What’s your current problem?
  • 44.Have you ever had your heart broken?
  • 45.Your thoughts of long distance relationships?
  • 46.How many kids do you want to have?
  • 47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?

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Jul 15 '14

anothercoverup:

Respectability politics are so trash. Black men/Latinos in hoodies and baggy pants don’t deserve to be shot or mistreated just like women in short skirts don’t deserve to be raped. Any idiot with two brain cells to rub together would know that Martin Luther King was murdered in a suit and women in the 1800’s that were wearing long, complicated, thick ass dresses were still sexually assaulted. Stop that nonsense.

(Source: kaylerswift)

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Jul 15 '14

This One Graph Shows Exactly How Well The Rich Are Winning The Class War (IMAGE)

addictinginfo:

This One Graph Shows Exactly How Well The Rich Are Winning The Class War (IMAGE)

silly poor people

Next time you hear someone say “the rich earned all their money,” call them on it. If your wealth came from economic exploitation, it doesn’t count. And according to these numbers, there’s been an awful lot of exploitation:

Screenshot 2014-07-12 at 9.17.38 PM

Source here

This shows that wealth redistribution has been happening for a while, from the bottom to the top — and it’s hurting our economy. This directly represents…

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Jul 14 '14

lovelifelaurennn:

invisiblelad:

blackinasia:

Source: Truths You Won’t Believe

Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated. 

Thank you.

WHY.

(Source: owning-my-truth)

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Jul 14 '14

When you are hurting, there will always be people who find a way to make it about themselves. If you break your wrist, they’ll complain about a sprained ankle. If you are sad, they’re sadder. If you’re asking for help, they’ll demand more attention.

Here is a fact: I was in a hospital and sobbing into my palms when a woman approached me and asked why I was making so much noise and I managed to stutter that my best friend shot himself in the head and now he was 100% certified dead and she made this little grunt and had the nerve to tell me, “Well now you made me sad.”

When you get angry, there are going to be people who ask you to shut up and sit down, and they’re not going to do it nicely. Theirs are the faces that turn bright red before you have a chance to finish your sentence. They won’t ask you to explain yourself. They’ll be mad that you’re mad and that will be their whole reason alone.

Here is a fact: I was in an alleyway a few weeks ago, stroking my friend’s back as she vomited fourteen tequila shots. “I hate men,” she wheezed as her sides heaved, “I hate all of them.”

I braided her hair so it wouldn’t get caught in the mess. I didn’t correct her and reply that she does in fact love her father and her little brother too, that there are strangers she has yet to meet that will be better for her than any of her shitty ex-boyfriends, that half of our group of friends identifies as male - I could hear each of her bruises in those words and I didn’t ask her to soften the blow when she was trying to buff them out of her skin. She doesn’t hate all men. She never did.

She had the misfortune to be overheard by a drunk guy in an ill-fitting suit, a boy trying to look like a man and leering down my dress as he stormed towards us. “Fuck you, lady,” he said, “Fuck you. Not all men are evil, you know.”

“Thanks,” I told him dryly, pulling on her hand, trying to get her inside again, “See you.”

He followed us. Wouldn’t stop shouting. How dare she get mad. How dare she was hurting. “It’s hard for me too!” he yowled after us. “With fuckers like you, how’s a guy supposed to live?”

Here’s a fact: my father is Cuban and my genes repeat his. Once one of my teachers looked at my heritage and said, “Your skin doesn’t look dirty enough to be a Mexican.”

When my cheeks grew pink and my tongue dried up, someone else in the classroom stood up. “You can’t say that,” he said, “That’s fucking racist. We could report you for that.”

Our teacher turned vicious. “You wanna fail this class? Go ahead. Report me. I was joking. It’s my word against yours. I hate kids like you. You think you’ve got all the power - you don’t. I do.”

Later that kid and I became close friends and we skipped class to do anything else and the two of us were lying on our backs staring up at the sky and as we talked about that moment, he sighed, “I hate white people.” His girlfriend is white and so is his mom. I reached out until my fingers were resting in the warmth of his palm.

He spoke up each time our teacher said something shitty. He failed the class. I stayed silent. I got the A but I wish that I didn’t.

Here is a fact: I think gender is a social construct and people that want to tell others what defines it just haven’t done their homework. I personally happen to have the luck of the draw and am the same gender as my sex, which basically just means society leaves me alone about this one particular thing.

Until I met Alex, who said he hated cis people. My throat closed up. I’m not good at confrontation. I avoided him because I didn’t want to bother him.

One day I was going on a walk and I found him behind our school, bleeding out of the side of his mouth. The only thing I really know is how to patch people up. He winced when the antibacterial cream went across his new wounds. “I hate cis people,” he said weakly.

I looked at him and pushed his hair back from his head. “I understand why you do.”

Here is a fact: anger is a secondary emotion. Anger is how people stop themselves from hurting. Anger is how people stop themselves by empathizing.

It is easy for the drunken man to be mad at my friend. If he says “Hey, fuck you, lady,” he doesn’t have to worry about what’s so wrong about men.

It’s easy for my teacher to fail the kids who speak up. If we’re just smart-ass students, it’s not his fault we fuck up.

It’s easy for me to hate Alex for labeling me as dangerous when I’ve never hurt someone a day in my life. But I’m safe in my skin and his life is at risk just by going to the bathroom. I understand why he says things like that. I finally do.

There’s a difference between the spread of hatred and the frustration of people who are hurting. The thing is, when you are broken, there will always be someone who says “I’m worse, stop talking.” There will always be people who are mad you’re trying to steal the attention. There will always be people who get mad at the same time as you do - they hate being challenged. It changes the rules.

I say I hate all Mondays but my sister was born on one and she’s the greatest joy I have ever known. I say I hate brown but it’s really just the word and how it turns your mouth down - the colour is my hair and my eyes and my favorite sweater. I say I hate pineapple but I still try it again every Easter, just to see if it stings less this year. It’s okay to be sad when you hear someone generalize a group you’re in. But instead of assuming they’re evil and filled with hatred, maybe ask them why they think that way - who knows, you might just end up with a new and kind friend.

By telling the oppressed that their anger is unjustified, you allow the oppression to continue. I know it’s hard to stay calm. I know it’s scary. But you’re coming from the safe place and they aren’t. Just please … Try to be more understanding. /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

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Jul 14 '14
People sometimes say that we will know feminism has done its job when half the CEOs are women. That’s not feminism; to quote Catharine MacKinnon, it’s liberalism applied to women. Feminism will have won not when a few women get an equal piece of the oppression pie, served up in our sister’s sweat, but when all dominating hierarchies - including economic ones - are dismantled.

Lierre Keith  (via iamelliebusch)

LIBERALISM APPLIED TO WOMEN

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