copycats:

"I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)" by School of Seven Bells

Originally by Joey Ramone 

Back in December, Benjamin Curtis (School of Seven Bells, Secret Machines) lost his battle with lymphoma. It was a terrible loss for music fans as a whole, not just for fans of his previous work, but for the potential fans who were coming to hear his work with each new release. Now, months later it’s come to light that Curtis fought through the disease to keep recording and creating music that will go on in his absence. One of those tracks is this cover of Joey Ramone's “I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)”, a song that Ramone recorded as he fought his own battle with lymphoma. Now, Curtis's bandmate and partner Alejandra Dheza has released the track as well as a lovely video as a reminder and celebration of a talented man. In the coming months, we will get to hear more as Dheza finalizes the band’s last album which Curtis was working on upon his passing. It’s a nice note to remember a special artist who never quite broke through in the way that he deserved. 

(Source: perfectmidnightworld / Vagrant Records)

Things I wish I could say out loud…

don’t you dare look at me for comraderie on your racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamophobic bullshit agenda just because we came as refugees from the same country.  how do you forget your history so fast?

everything you say makes me cringe

Source: http://miriamdobson.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/intersectionality-a-fun-guide/

Source: http://miriamdobson.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/intersectionality-a-fun-guide/

Last Good Tooth @ Shea Stadium BK tonight!

Last Good Tooth @ Shea Stadium BK tonight!

(Source: frankocean)

dynastylnoire:

jspark3000:

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

Carbon - an eight-minute video making the case for a carbon tax that holds companies accountable for the extraction of carbon from the ground and its subsequent release into the atmosphere.  ”Companies cannot continue to destroy the plant with impunity.”

via EcoWatch

yoisthisracist:

kateceratops posted this:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

yoisthisracist:

kateceratops posted this:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

(via weareallmixedup)

myambitionzasablogger:

#DidYaKnow | #ferguson #justice4mikebrown #fuckthepolice

myambitionzasablogger:

#DidYaKnow | #ferguson #justice4mikebrown #fuckthepolice

(via amerykah)

3modagawd:

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

"I wouldve donated double this amount but you missed his accomplice" I swear to fucking god…

(via amerykah)

Tags: privilege

That’s what cultural exchange can look like – engaging with a culture as a respectful and humble guest, invitation only.”

can’t listen to the news without stupid people talking about how they’re against the demonstrators and protests, how the police need to “get control”, how it’s a nice town that the protesters are ruining…

like, how far gone are you that you don’t see the parallels between what is happening in Ferguson and what happened during the civil rights movement (not to mention what’s been happening in this country)???

be on the right side of history or shut the fuck up you bigoted moron, please.

Depression is the knowledge — the certainty — that Something Is Wrong. That it will Never Be Right. That you are Not Like Them. It is not a mood that swings over you, it is a state of being that, at best, you learn to temporarily ignore or distract yourself from but which honest-to-god never ever goes away.”

Tags: depression