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Being the posts, photos, and general quasi-intelligensia-type babbling of a moron half the poster's age.

somethingsavage:

Rain-bros

somethingsavage:

Rain-bros

Posted 7:23pm 22 April 2014  * 24,047 notes
animation  rainbows  geometric 

I purchased VideoPad this weekend, after getting fed up with Lightworks. Here’s the first video of my own Minecraft adventures: Moroncraft with TheFamousEccles!

Posted 4:40pm 20 April 2014
caledon  minecraft 

dendropsyche:

andromeda4002019:

i got this at an art museum from a vending machine with boxes of tiny art inside. u didnt know what u were gonna get. i straight up paid $3 for this

Not a dime wasted

Site: http://www.artomat.org/

dendropsyche:

andromeda4002019:

i got this at an art museum from a vending machine with boxes of tiny art inside. u didnt know what u were gonna get. i straight up paid $3 for this

Not a dime wasted

Site: http://www.artomat.org/

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Posted 6:24pm 18 April 2014  * 27,362 notes
artomat 

My current issue with communism is my mistrust of any economic theory that becomes a political or a general philosophy. Seeing all through an economic lens, especially reducing people to their economic role, seems dehumanizing no matter who is doing it.

– Jubi Dutcher

I was struck by this, as it is exactly why I currently regard the United States with a sort of mesmerised horror. My responses for those who don’t or won’t visit FaceBook:

That’s pretty much encapsulating what seems to have gone wrong with the United States to me: free market economics - a theory originally about market activities alone - has been generalised to cover areas of society that it does not, and cannot, work in. (E.g. the provision of necessities, citizen welfare and support, even interpersonal and religious areas of life.)

It actually worries me. The United States basically sets the standard for Western European-style civilisation - and the standard keeps dropping.

I’m beginning to think that the United States is more self-denying than anything else - namely, that it refuses to acknowledge that *IS* a society, instead of some ideal market space of isolated individuals making deals with each other - adults, men, women, children, and so on.

As you probably guessed from that second paragraph, I consider the current free-market-addled model to be a major retrograde step in humanity’s development.

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Posted 2:26pm 18 April 2014
sadly true  modern society  political philosophy  ideology 

Happy Easter, unless you’re spiritually paranoid.

Happy Easter, unless you’re spiritually paranoid.

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Posted 10:13am 18 April 2014  * 74,395 notes
easter  devil worship  christian propaganda  humans are insane 

fattastic-and-finally-happy:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

More proof that “pro-life” people don’t actually care about helping people live…

Correction: “pro-birth”.
Something I’ve noticed is that pro-birth idiots are not only venomously opposed to abortion full stop, but also to any kind of pre-pregnancy birth control or functional sex education.
Which is as idiotic as wasting USD$50M on an empty gesture such as the illustrated. If you define yourself by wanting abortion eliminated, why not work to eliminate the conditions that generate a need for abortions in the first place

fattastic-and-finally-happy:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

More proof that “pro-life” people don’t actually care about helping people live…

Correction: “pro-birth”.

Something I’ve noticed is that pro-birth idiots are not only venomously opposed to abortion full stop, but also to any kind of pre-pregnancy birth control or functional sex education.

Which is as idiotic as wasting USD$50M on an empty gesture such as the illustrated. If you define yourself by wanting abortion eliminated, why not work to eliminate the conditions that generate a need for abortions in the first place

Posted 8:10am 17 April 2014  * 157,589 notes
empty gestures  pro-birth  people are stupid  rant 

Reblog if you would play a video game with a trans protagonist

pumpkin-spice-and-ass:

I just want to see how many people would be in favor of me having a trans main char for my independent game I’m designing for a competition.

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Posted 1:19pm 15 April 2014  * 29,946 notes

precipitateflood:

I took this two Sundays back. Before visiting Slow Boat Records, I went into JB’s Hi-Fi and saw the DVD of his ‘performance’.

Tubby German boy-racer delivers an excruciatingly dull album of turgid ‘house anthems’. He can afford to put his mug on the back of a thousand busses, but can’t pay his gardener because he has ‘no money’ - poor dear.

precipitateflood:

I took this two Sundays back. Before visiting Slow Boat Records, I went into JB’s Hi-Fi and saw the DVD of his ‘performance’.

Tubby German boy-racer delivers an excruciatingly dull album of turgid ‘house anthems’. He can afford to put his mug on the back of a thousand busses, but can’t pay his gardener because he has ‘no money’ - poor dear.

Posted 6:49pm 14 April 2014  * 6 notes
kim dotcom  slow boat records  snark  label 

precipitateflood:

Calas Galadhon has a new build: a mountain meadow in the Armenelos sim. It’s quite lovely, as are all the Calas Galadhon sims. Check it out.

precipitateflood:

Calas Galadhon has a new build: a mountain meadow in the Armenelos sim. It’s quite lovely, as are all the Calas Galadhon sims. Check it out.

Posted 6:23pm 12 April 2014  * 3 notes
second life  calas galadhon  garden  landscape 

brucesterling:

*Wow, an article about Yugoslav “spomeniki” monuments that actually explains who built them and why, instead of continually freaking-out about how alien and goofy they seem nowadays.
http://failedarchitecture.com/mortal-cities-and-forgotten-monuments/

Well worth reading.

brucesterling:

*Wow, an article about Yugoslav “spomeniki” monuments that actually explains who built them and why, instead of continually freaking-out about how alien and goofy they seem nowadays.

http://failedarchitecture.com/mortal-cities-and-forgotten-monuments/

Well worth reading.

Posted 4:41pm 12 April 2014  * 198 notes
architecture  monument  Yugoslavia 

ravensmuse:

One of the things that a LOT of progressives have a problem with is classism. “DON’T SHOP AT WALMART! Buy local and organic!” etc. and they totally fail at realizing some people can’t afford other options, if they have options at all. Our struggles are different. Do what you can when you can. Raise awareness. But stop assuming everyone has the same opportunities and abilities.

I’d say the same for libertarians and other free-market cultists.

Humanity never existed in a perfect, level playing field. And never, ever, will.

Fun fact: there are people who have more resources – more wealth – more power and influence than you.

Second fun fact: there are people who have less resources – less wealth – less power and influence than you.

Third fact: few people have the same cultural beliefs and support as you do. Humanity is far more varied than you have been led to believe.

Unless the model you want everyone to adopt acknowledges this, it can be described in a few words:

  • Obsolete
  • Utopian
  • Unrealistic
  • Self-destroying
  • Classist

I could go on, but I know the True Believers™ won’t listen or care.

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Posted 7:53pm 5 April 2014  * 14,301 notes
why i am anarcho-socialist 

glowsticksuit:

Tumblr doesn’t need an April Fool’s joke. Their year-long April Fool’s joke is still trying to sell blog themes for $50

What Tumblr needs to do is flog dashboard themes instead. Since I’ve been told that I’m wasting my time making a custom theme, since nobody following me actually looks at my content on my site at all. Just… the… dashboard.

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Posted 12:20pm 4 April 2014  * 126,290 notes

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Posted 8:22pm 3 April 2014  * 59,640 notes
iceberg  quarters  seascape  monochrome 

We can insist that it’s incorrect to identify Christianity as a Muslim-hating, gay-hating, crusade of contempt for the poor, but that’s probably about as promising as insisting that it’s incorrect to say “flaunt” instead of “flout,” or “flounder” instead of “founder,” or “begs the question” instead of “raises the question.” The word “Christian” ought to mean something at least vaguely Christ-ish. The word “Christian” ought to have more to do with Fr. Nary’s radical hospitality than with the brutality of the anti-Balaka. The word “Christian” ought to have more to do with World Vision’s gospel-driven service to the poorest than with the sanctimonious contempt of the white evangelical bullies. But when the armies of hate are on the march, insisting that “We are Christians and we do this because we are Christians and because this is what Christians do,” then we have to recognize that the word is changing for the worse, whether we like it or not.

The white evangelical army of hate is hurting people and redefining ‘Christianity’ (via azspot)

We are X and we do this because we are X and because this is what Christians X

Recent reading online has raised this repeatedly: The collective people of the United States, despite their bragging about ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’, have a remarkable affinity for marching in lockstep with the group, even when said group has effectively repudiated the tenets that the group was formed around.

When called out on this, instead of critically evaluating the accusations and determining their merit, such people instead ‘double down’ on their behaviour; there seems to be a much stronger impulse to group cohesion than individual self-determination, let alone self-honesty.

Admittedly this is drawn from an unrepresentative sample of public figures (mostly high-ranking pundits and Spokesman Saids), but I have to wonder:

Why is this? Why does the United States have such a strong tendency to the herd mentality? And what does it portend for the society’s future?

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Posted 5:59pm 31 March 2014  * 561 notes
united states  society  false christians  i'm scared 

reblog if you think transphobia is wrong.

plantgay:

this is for a social experiment, so all your likes and reblogs are appreciated! thank you!

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Posted 4:28pm 30 March 2014  * 1,779 notes