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fastcompany:

The noPhone Is A Fake Phone For People Who Get Nervous Without Their Smartphone

“Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand,” says the web site for the noPhone, a revolutionary gadget with zero technology inside.

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kohenari:

On the left is a paragraph from the New York Times about Mike Brown’s “troubled” teenage years; on the right is a paragraph from Rolling Stone about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

What could possibly account for the difference in presentation of these two teenagers?

And let’s remember that one was unarmed when he was shot to death by a police officer who stopped him for walking in the street after allegedly stealing some cigars and pushing a store clerk, while the other was taken alive after allegedly setting off a bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing a police officer, engaging in a shootout with a host of other police officers, and then hiding from a full-scale manhunt.

(via agirlcalledchris)

When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.

But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.

Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

(via agirlcalledchris)

Jump on this, designers! I wish I could!s

At some point, I had downloaded something in Chrome that has since been causing random pop up windows and extra ads on Google search pages. I have tried several different things, Including removing a couple Chrome extensions, turning off all Chrome extensions, deleting the cache, resetting the browser entirely, uninstalling and reinstalling the app, and deleting a file from my Mac’s library

This only seems to affect Chrome on my computer, which is the browser I use most. Can someone point me to the solution I need, please?

Modern libertarianism is the disguise adopted by those who wish to exploit without restraint. It pretends that only the state intrudes on our liberties. It ignores the role of banks, corporations and the rich in making us less free. It denies the need for the state to curb them in order to protect the freedoms of weaker people. This bastardised, one-eyed philosophy is a con trick, whose promoters attempt to wrongfoot justice by pitching it against liberty. By this means they have turned “freedom” into an instrument of oppression.

skeetbucket:

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theblackrising:

helloptate:

imlightskintho:

Yes!! If white people want to use the tag this is how they should do it.

LOOK AT WHITE PEOPLE DOING IT RIGHT! 👏👏👏👏👏

THANK YOU.

There we go

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tokomon:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

you can sign from any country in the world btw it’s not USA exclusive. get on this please.

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dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry:

buttonpoetry:

Support the artist! Watch the full poem: Javon Johnson - “cuz he’s black”

this is so relevant in light of recent events of police brutality against MIchael Brown and john Crawford. #blacklivesmatter

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