August 21, 2014
Usher did not write Confessions for y’all to still be having side chicks

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August 21, 2014
fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

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August 21, 2014
officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

image

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

(via oneandonlysarahk)

August 21, 2014

Anonymous said: Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.

yoisthisracist:

Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).

But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like, we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.

So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”

August 21, 2014
fallontonight:

- Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; August 20, 2014
[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]

fallontonight:

- Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; August 20, 2014

[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]

August 21, 2014
arcticvortex:

14rugger:

trnsatlanticfoe:

wabbledave:

huffingtonpost:

RUSSIAN CLAIMS TO HAVE WON ‘SNAKE’ — AND MADE A GIF OF IT
(Source: Gif.d3.ru)

I could watch this all night.

I held my breath for a while there.

I watched this whole thing on the website and believe me, this gif is a lot faster!!

I thought this would make me anxious but it was actually rather calming.

so satisfying 

arcticvortex:

14rugger:

trnsatlanticfoe:

wabbledave:

huffingtonpost:

RUSSIAN CLAIMS TO HAVE WON ‘SNAKE’ — AND MADE A GIF OF IT

(Source: Gif.d3.ru)

I could watch this all night.

I held my breath for a while there.

I watched this whole thing on the website and believe me, this gif is a lot faster!!

I thought this would make me anxious but it was actually rather calming.

so satisfying 

August 21, 2014

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August 21, 2014

odinsblog:

A Twitter Essay by @HeerJeet: Pathologizing Black-On-Black Crime

Related: An Essay By GradientLair: Respectability Politics 

Related: Not Here for your Internalized Racism

Related: Five Myths About Black-On-Black Crime

Related: How Crime is Viewed Through The Lens of Race in America

Related: What does “Black-On-Black” Crime in Ferguson even have to do with Mike Brown?

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August 21, 2014
"I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you."

Kiersten White (via 5000letters)

Well, damn.

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August 21, 2014

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August 21, 2014

kelsium:

The Ferguson organizers have put together a form for people who want to volunteer their time either on site or from home.

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Filed under: ferguson volunteers 
August 21, 2014

andy-brohnen:

artistickacchi:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE

They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

  1. 47% of gamers are female
  • 47% of gamers are female

And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.

IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.

THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.

Not.

Relevant.

"Games with femal protags don’t sell." Sweetheart, I don’t think you know what time period you’re in….

"Obamaphone"

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August 20, 2014

Anonymous said: That white person bingo is probably the stupidest thing I have ever seen. It's just trying to throw away true things. Okay, he didn't deserve to die, but the family lawyer did say that there was an altercation, meaning he probably attacked the officer, resisted arrest, or something. YOU DON'T DO THAT. I don't give a shit if you're black and I'm tired of everyone making this out to be because of that. A white person was shot near Ferguson and we don't hear anything about that. SHUT THE FUCK UP

oneandonlysarahk:

kingjaffejoffer:

"Okay, he didn’t deserve to die, but…"

You ALMOST had it. There is no “but”. He was surrendering and didn’t deserve to be shot 6 times. Period. End of story. 

"he probably attacked the officer, resisted arrest, or something. YOU DON’T DO THAT."

You’re right, you don’t resist arrest. But resisting arrest doesn’t grant a police officer the right to kill you after you surrender. 

Also, here is your white person Bingo results:

He included the anons results. I’m crying.

August 20, 2014

paulamaf2013:

hayakata:

kropotkindersurprise:

Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.

Wow.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

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August 20, 2014
summerjames:

happywilkie:

Best thing I’ve seen on Facebook all day. 

Buckets of ice cold milk.

summerjames:

happywilkie:

Best thing I’ve seen on Facebook all day. 

Buckets of ice cold milk.

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