Pretty things from Etsy and maybe some random chatter.
"Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards."
A petrochemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana that exploded on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 73, has not been inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the past two decades, according to an analysis by ThinkProgress. The Williams Olefins plant, which produces about 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds […]
murder, or at least negligent homicide. either way, free market capitalism kills.
You could go negligent homicide and I’d wager recklessness too, considering each year an inspection was forgone is another count in and of itself.
Everyone seriously needs to read Toms River by Dan Fagin. It’s incredibly relevant, plus very well-written. I’m completely shocked and appalled that it hasn’t made the bestseller’s list.
Yikes! Miss Utah fumbles on question about gender income inequality last night at the Miss USA pageant. It’s the most cringe-worthy pageant moment since Miss Teen South Carolina pointed to a lack of maps as the cause for geographic misinformation in 2007.
Far more cringe-worthy than her response is the Miss USA pageant itself. Also cringe-worthy: NPR posting this video.
Not to mention that on the 2007 one we shouldn’t mock young people for their poor grasp of geography ever given that we as a nation STOPPED TEACHING IT IN SCHOOL!
Not sure why her being unable to answer a question is somewhere more cringe-worthy than when Mitt Romney and George Bush (who are given a fuck of a lot more preparation on this shit) are unable to form a coherent answer.
West Virginia gets mentioned more in X-Files than in any other television show. You’re really not going to understand what that means unless you’re, in fact, from West Virginia.
Basically what I’m saying though, is that it’s awesome to get recognized, often, in a not bad way, but in, actually, a kind of cool way?
Well, it’s not really that surprising. It’s easier/more plausible for agents from DC to be in the surrounding states. WV gets mentioned a ton in Bones as well.
It was sort of horrible/awesome when I was a kid though, since it’s true that WV isn’t mentioned much. Add to that the fact that half the time when you tell people you’re from WV they ask how close to Richmond you live…
Being disciplined and not all that happy with what you eat for one week is a far cry from doing it month after month and year after year. I suppose I should be glad they’re doing that, but they also have TIME/energy to look through ads and clip coupons, unlike many people on food stamps. It’s a shallow gesture at best.
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Continues to Destroy Appalachia
While headlines in major news outlets claim “Coal is Dead,” residents of Appalachia rightfully have their doubts. With little recourse available, they are still being asked to accept the systematic destruction …
This screws us on so many levels (flooding and mud slides being a huge one). Some people in WV still want to say “Oh mining a Way of Life,” but there are far fewer jobs in mountain top removal operations than in deep mines. Plus, walking the streets scraping up dog poo to sell used to be a Way of Life as well, but sometimes it’s good to move on.
Also, in WV we want the tourism, yet we’re destroying our state’s beauty (flying over southern WV literally makes me cry, it’s like an alien landscape).
"If I think PTSD and sociopathy are fun and laughable, you have no right to tell me they aren’t."
tumblr user scubadeceived who is a FUCKING IDIOT (via gamzee)
Wait, wait, wait. Is the OP for real? Like…actually being serious? If so, I’m the bitch that could & would shred them to pieces if I wasn’t in a PTSD-fueled meltdown…which is obviously fun & laughable.
I mean, who doesn’t love not being able to breathe, having flashbacks from something as simple as the smell of rain on a summer evening, hypervigilance to the point that sleep is just a flippin’ joke at this point, & sitting in a closet rocking back & forth for hours at a time? That’s totes something a person would ‘choose’ to deal with just for shits & giggles.