I’m going to be honest, this is probably the funniest thing a straight person has ever said
But sir this is my emotional support hateful slur
I haven’t been on because i logged out of my tumblr and forgot the password to it till now…..idk if i rlly should come back lmao
in 1994 when green day first became famous, they invited pansy division, an openly gay punk band, to open for them for the entire dookie tour knowing full well the responses would be mixed. in 2016/2017, on their revolution radio tour, green day chose only female led punk bands to open for them to help create recognition for these artists in a male dominated scene. this band has always been using their voices for the right reasons and i love them so much for that.
And Against Me! Is opening for them too! A band fronted by a trans woman! Fuck yeah Green Day
If I’m not mistaken, there was a prom somewhere that was cancelled one time because a lesbian couple wanted to go, so Green Day rented a venue and had a prom for them. Not sure about accuracy, my mom told me about that
yes this is true as well!! green day helped to fund and organize this second prom when the first one was cancelled. the second prom was actually open not only to the students of the school, but also to any other lgbtq+ students as well as supporters in the state of mississippi who wanted to attend as well!!
Is he for real 😳
Like damn ✊🏿 Black Excellence
Somebody give this kid a job
His editing skills and creativity are fucking amazing
Why tf is he not making millions already like damn. Thats fucking talent. Respect ✊🏾
He’s Isaiah Howard, IsaiahXavier10 on Twitter
Reblogging for his name. ✊✊✊🔥🔥🔥
hooooooo the comments say it’s cgi and I must admit I was dubious of the physics but I’m on mobile and I go off certain kinds of context cues really intensely so the shakycam and the natural movements of the bystanders got me and I was like “huh I wonder why I haven’t seen these before. must be in Russia or some other country where there’s fewer safety regulations I guess”
I was on board until I saw that one that shot everyone up into the fucking storm clouds
these are very literally straight from my nightmares
Imagine that you’re twenty years old. You were born in 1996. You were five years old on 9/11. For as long as you can remember, the United States has been at war.
When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouragedconsumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.
In America, the bottom falls out fast. The adults who take care of you struggle to take care of themselves. Perhaps your parent loses a job. Perhaps your family loses its home.
In 2009, politicians claim the recession is over, but your hardship is not. Wages are stagnant or falling. The costs of health care, child care, and tuition continue to rise exponentially. Full-time jobs turn into contract positions while benefits are slashed. Middle-class jobs are replaced with low-paying service work. The expectations of American life your parents had when you were born — that a “long boom” will bring about unparalleled prosperity — crumble away.
Baby boomers tell you there is a way out: a college education has always been the key to a good job. But that doesn’t seem to happen anymore. The college graduates you know are drowning in student debt, working for minimum wage, or toiling in unpaid internships. Prestigious jobs are increasinglyclustered in cities where rent has tripled or quadrupled in a decade’s time. You cannot afford to move, and you cannot afford to stay. Outside these cities, newly abandoned malls join long abandoned factories. You inhabit a landscape of ruin. There is nothing left for you.
Every now and then, people revolt. When you are fifteen, Occupy Wall Street captivates the nation’s attention, drawing attention to corporate greed and lost opportunity. Within a year, the movement fades, and its members do things like set up “boutique activist consultancies.” When you are seventeen, the Fight for 15 workers movement manages to make higher minimum wage a mainstream proposition, but the solutions politicians pose are incremental. No one seems to grasp the urgency of the crisis. Even President Barack Obama, a liberal Democrat — the type of politician who’s supposed to understand poverty — declares that the economy has recovered.
I know stuff like this has been a topic of conversation on my dash for years but this bit was a nice articulation:
Capitalism, in other words, holds less appeal in an era when the invisible hand feels like a death grip. Americans under 20 have had little to no adult experience in a pre-Great Recession economy. Things older generations took for granted — promotions, wages that grow over time, a 40-hour work week, unions, benefits, pensions, mutual loyalty between employers and employees — are increasingly rare.
As a consequence, these basic tenets of American work life, won by labor movements in the early half of the twentieth century, are now deemed “radical.” In this context, Bernie Sanders, whose policies echo those of New Deal Democrats, can be deemed a “socialist” leading a “revolution”. His platform seems revolutionary only because American work life has become so corrupt, and the pursuit of basic stability so insurmountable, that modest ambitions — a salary that covers your bills, the ability to own a home or go to college without enormous debt — are now fantasies or luxuries.
The other night husband and I were watching a documentary about the yeti where they were doing DNA analysis of samples of supposed yeti fur, and every one of them came back as bears.
Anyway, the next night we watched a thing about some pig man who is supposed to live in Vermont. People said it had claws and a pig nose but walked upright like a man. Now, I happen to know that sideshows used to shave bears and present them as pig men. So every piece of evidence they gave of this monster sounds to me like a bear with mange.
So now the running joke in our house is that everything is bears. Aliens? Bears. Loch Ness monster? Bear. Every cryptozoological mystery is just a very crafty bear.
Bears. They’re everywhere. Be wary. Anyone or anything could be a bear.
Make every mythical monster a bear in your campaign
They don’t care about the public’s opinion anymore??? Are you shitting me??? Isn't America supposed to be a democracy where the people have a say in the future of this country?? They say they won’t listen to opinions anymore.
GUYS PUMP OUT COLD HARD FACTS. I’LL BE WRITING AN EMAIL TO THE HEAD SCUMBAG HIMSELF WITH SOME COLD HARD FACTS. I SUGGEST YOU GUYS DO THE SAME!!!
ps: i know I’m being obnoxious with all the unnecessary punctuation and all caps but i need to get the message across.
edit: someone asked for a source so here: https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/22/16689838/fcc-net-neutrality-comments-were-largely-ignored
I absolutely agree with rephrasing the letters and redoubling efforts but as cathartic as it is to send letters directly to Ajit Pai, it’s misdirecting useful energy. He is about as anti-net neutrality as it is physically possible to be and even if you are a lawyer and you send perfectly phrased legalese to him, he is not going to change his position. The key here is to send messages to people that can potentially be swayed.
These are the other commissioners of the FCC. Please, aside from your senators and representatives, email these people and let them hear your voice.
(x) This is a link to the leadership page for the FCC, under each name is a tab where you can email them directly, please take the time to do so if you can.
FYI, I had a couple of posts tagged net neutrality scheduled to go out over the last couple days but they somehow never showed up? I’m suspicious now that they’re being censored. Keep an eye out for this.
this literally just happened i’ll post the screen cap in second
here’s the post @lioness–hart just put up
here’s what happened when i tried to reblog
Error Code: OCP02 [Post Not Found]
does this violate current net neutrality itself? like censoring posts like this …
It sure does. Big companies have been censoring content and voices for years, but without net neutrality they’ll basically be getting paid to do it en masse. It’ll get way worse way fast.
The pain starts in middle school. A 2010 study in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which studied a small test group of children around the age of 11, found that the constant weight of the bag was actually causing spinal cords to compress and cause significant back pain. Those bags were on the lighter side of the average: only 26 pounds. It gets a lot worse with the average bag weight.
So funny story, when I was about 22 (I’m 26 now) I worked at a gym and we did this promotion thing that involved a local chiropractor doing the little spine scan you see above for free to whoever wanted one. So I was like well, fuck might as well.
Anyway, turns out my spine is pretty messed up and I lean a little to one side like the picture. Guess which side? To the right. Why? Because that’s the shoulder I carried my 20-30lbs backpack on for the 7 years of middle and high school.
The chiropractor just looked at me and gave me this knowing, slightly frustrated look and said something like, “Yeah, we’re starting to see this a lot in people your age.”
No one believed me but it’s real!!!
I STILL need to make a conscious effort to stand up straight, 8 years after having to carry that kind of weight for school. If I look in a mirror to fix my posture, what looks right feels to me like I’m leaning backwards. It’s actually physically uncomfortable for me to stand properly.