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After several centuries of brutal anti-black racism and structural white privilege, apparently 50 years of modest civil rights progress was too unbearable for many “aggrieved” white people. Gutting the Voting Rights Act, weakening Affirmative Action and the proliferation of Stand Your Ground laws are each part of an unmistakable conservative effort to return all of America to a pre-civil rights, antebellum confederacy where “states rights,” judicial nullification and Jim Crow etiquette are the norm. Again.

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crewdlydrawn:

grapefruitshampoo:

deanwhoflirtswitheveryone:

Ten years down the road Tony is at a Science convention where he comes face to face with a young mechanical engineer. The young man says. “I’m Harley Keener. I don’t suppose you remember me, but we shared an adventure 10 years ago in Tennessee. You changed my life. I hope you don’t mind but ever since that night I have thought of you as the closest thing I ever had to a father.” 
Tony grins. “You’re trying to guilt trip me.”
The young man smiles. “It was worth a try.”
They laugh, and Tony buys Harley a beer and asks him about his work and later Tony quietly makes sure that Harley’s project gets the funding it needs. The same way he made sure that Harley got into a good college and had the right scholarships. Because Harley saved him when he had no one(and maybe, just maybe because if only for that one night Harley was the closest Tony ever came to having a son.)

SOMEONE WRITE THIS

I. AM. WOUNDED.

crewdlydrawn:

grapefruitshampoo:

deanwhoflirtswitheveryone:

Ten years down the road Tony is at a Science convention where he comes face to face with a young mechanical engineer. The young man says. “I’m Harley Keener. I don’t suppose you remember me, but we shared an adventure 10 years ago in Tennessee. You changed my life. I hope you don’t mind but ever since that night I have thought of you as the closest thing I ever had to a father.” 

Tony grins. “You’re trying to guilt trip me.”

The young man smiles. “It was worth a try.”

They laugh, and Tony buys Harley a beer and asks him about his work and later Tony quietly makes sure that Harley’s project gets the funding it needs. The same way he made sure that Harley got into a good college and had the right scholarships. Because Harley saved him when he had no one(and maybe, just maybe because if only for that one night Harley was the closest Tony ever came to having a son.)

SOMEONE WRITE THIS

I. AM. WOUNDED.

truth-has-a-liberal-bias
The problem we have in this country, and we’ve had for a long time, is that Washington works for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers. If you’re a huge corporation, if you’re a billionaire, boy, your voice gets heard in that place and what you want gets attended to.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on The Daily Show Wednesday night. Watch the full interview. (via campaignmoney)
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MIT physicist says consciousness may be a state of matter

iheartchaos:

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Even as much as we know in the 21st century about the universe, the human body and the world around us, consciousness remains a tricky, tricky thing to pin down. Things that have consciousness can store information, retrieve it effectively and use that information on the fly as the situation demands it, but computers can do that, but computers are a long, long way from having any kind of consciousness. So what is consciousness? MIT’s Max Tegmark believes that consciousness may be a “state of matter” of sorts, one that fluctuates rapidly between all kinds of phase states based on certain mathematical criteria.

Read the story here

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roane72:

Can we talk about this though? I mean, I just wrote nearly 4000 words talking about this, but apparently I’m still not done. Their friendship is SO BASED in their particular roles—Bucky’s the tough guy and the protector, Steve’s the little guy with the smart mouth—that Steve’s transformation i almost more than Bucky can handle.

He spends the rest of the movie looking at Steve like his heart is broken because he just cannot figure out his place in this new world where he doesn’t have a squirt of a best friend counting on him to get him out of trouble. And that doesn’t even take the jealousy into account. HIS Steve couldn’t even get into the Army for godssake, and this guy wearing Steve’s name and voice and eyes is a freaking Captain.

Stan does an amazing job of portraying someone who’s hanging on to a friendship he doesn’t understand anymore, even when it makes him unhappy, because he’s trying so hard to understand that this really IS his Steve. The tragedy is that he never quite manages to.