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May 23 2018

claryfightwood:

that sapphic feel™ when youre with your straight friends and youre like “that girl is so pretty” and theyre like “yeah and i love her jacket” and you’re like “yeah sure also i want to sit on her face but yeah her jjackets cool too no doubt no doubt no doubt”

war-lesbian:

can somebody please let the cis know that we are not always #goals or #aesthetic or a #look, sometimes we are just hot

Click here to support Our Move-In Fund! organized by Venus Boddaert

musclemancer:

musclemancer:

kirbbian:

musclemancer:

Hello!! @bugslug and i are trying to move in together this year and we need some financial help! please donate or share wherever you can if you’re able to, this chance really really means a lot to us!! thank you!!!

hi this is me and my girlfriend’s fundraiser!! please help out or share if you can so that we can be together!!! <3

youcaring was acquired by gofundme, which as anyone should know is a really shitty website. basically there’s now a time limit on this fundraiser, so please, please share or donate if you can. even $1. i didn’t put it anywhere because the info is on my blog but im a mentally ill, disabled trans woman and i can barely work so pretty much any funds i get from working (which causes me mental harm and physical pain) have been going towards rent and food. please help if you can

hi my joint pain is getting worse and leaving me unable to walk without being in pain, im not going to be able to work until i figure out whats wrong which is taking a long time. any help is really appreciated because my income is about to drop significantly, not that it was a lot to begin with.

Why you shouldn’t donate to Trans Lifeline

lordhaurchefant:

Ever since the Presidential Election results came in, there’s been post after post of people spreading around the phone number for a supposed suicide hotline for trans people, called Trans Lifeline[…]

Hey, the OP of this post is lying, murderous scum, his ‘sources’ are links to K*wiF*rms - a site wholly focused on massive harassment campaigns, overwhelmingly against trans women.

They’ve baited victims into suicide. They are literally spreading these lies so that they can kill more people. They WANT trans women to commit suicide. That’s why they’re smearing Trans Lifeline.

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carly-gay-jepsen:

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May 22 2018

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lmaonade:

i truly, without even a smidgen of irony, love the state of video game media

onedreamybutch:

aquilarios:

Deadpool 2 real good, but it does have a lot of suicide scenes and child sexual abuse is a significant plot point (though nothing is shown), so keep this in mind y’all.

also while i know its deadpool theres scenes that involve serious body mutilation and gore and was way more than i was expecting and was too much for me

The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo)

cannibality:

violaslayvis:

Twenty-one trillion dollars. The Pentagon’s own numbers show that it can’t account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a “T.” And this could change everything. But I’ll get back to that in a moment. 

There are certain things the human mind is not meant to do. Our complex brains cannot view the world in infrared, cannot spell words backward during orgasm and cannot really grasp numbers over a few thousand. A few thousand, we can feel and conceptualize. We’ve all been in stadiums with several thousand people. We have an idea of what that looks like (and how sticky the floor gets).

But when we get into the millions, we lose it. It becomes a fog of nonsense. Visualizing it feels like trying to hug a memory. We may know what $1 million can buy (and we may want that thing), but you probably don’t know how tall a stack of a million $1 bills is. You probably don’t know how long it takes a minimum-wage employee to make $1 million.

That’s why trying to understand—truly understand—that the Pentagon spent 21 trillion unaccounted-for dollars between 1998 and 2015 washes over us like your mother telling you that your third cousin you met twice is getting divorced. It seems vaguely upsetting, but you forget about it 15 seconds later because … what else is there to do?

Twenty-one trillion.

But let’s get back to the beginning. A couple of years ago, Mark Skidmore, an economics professor, heard Catherine Austin Fitts, former assistant secretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, say that the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General had found $6.5 trillion worth of unaccounted-for spending in 2015. Skidmore, being an economics professor, thought something like, “She means $6.5 billion. Not trillion. Because trillion would mean the Pentagon couldn’t account for more money than the gross domestic product of the whole United Kingdom. But still, $6.5 billion of unaccounted-for money is a crazy amount.”

So he went and looked at the inspector general’s report, and he found something interesting: It was trillion! It was fucking $6.5 trillion in 2015 of unaccounted-for spending! And I’m sorry for the cursing, but the word “trillion” is legally obligated to be prefaced with “fucking.” It is indeed way more than the U.K.’s GDP.

Let’s stop and take a second to conceive how much $21 trillion is (which you can’t because our brains short-circuit, but we’ll try anyway).

1. The amount of money supposedly in the stock market is $30 trillion.

2. The GDP of the United States is $18.6 trillion.

3. Picture a stack of money. Now imagine that that stack of dollars is all $1,000 bills. Each bill says “$1,000” on it. How high do you imagine that stack of dollars would be if it were $1 trillion. It would be 63 miles high.

4. Imagine you make $40,000 a year. How long would it take you to make $1 trillion? Well, don’t sign up for this task, because it would take you 25 million years (which sounds like a long time, but I hear that the last 10 million really fly by because you already know your way around the office, where the coffee machine is, etc.).

This money was all spend on the evilest, vilest, deep-cover assassination shit you can imagine. this money was all spent directly on human misery.

gothhabiba:

dark web, show me the

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t4t4t:

So what we feared came to pass, and my girlfriend’s mother became drunk and abusive again with us: she hit Leah in the face and threatened to shoot her. Does anyone have a spare room for rent* in California that we could go to?

*we’ll have some money from a job/selling the car to tide us over until we get jobs there

lavenderstereotype:

yohafu:

Cis girls are not allowed to say “suck my dick” without a trans woman writing them a permission slip.

please message me for permission slip rates $$$

Just as Darwin discovered the law of development or organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.; that therefore the production of the immediate material means, and consequently the degree of economic development attained by a given people or during a given epoch, form the foundation upon which the state institutions, the legal conceptions, art, and even the ideas on religion, of the people concerned have been evolved, and in the light of which they must, therefore, be explained, instead of vice versa, as had hitherto been the case.
Frederick Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx
(via commissarchrisman)

Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

notclickbait:

notclickbait:

It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot program known as Project Maven, which aims to speed up analysis of drone footage by automatically classifying images of objects and people. Now, about a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the company’s continued involvement in Maven.

The resigning employees’ frustrations range from particular ethical concerns over the use of artificial intelligence in drone warfare to broader worries about Google’s political decisions—and the erosion of user trust that could result from these actions. Many of them have written accounts of their decisions to leave the company, and their stories have been gathered and shared in an internal document, the contents of which multiple sources have described to Gizmodo.

The employees who are resigning in protest, several of whom discussed their decision to leave with Gizmodo, say that executives have become less transparent with their workforce about controversial business decisions and seem less interested in listening to workers’ objections than they once did. In the case of Maven, Google is helping the Defense Department implement machine learning to classify images gathered by drones. But some employees believe humans, not algorithms, should be responsible for this sensitive and potentially lethal work—and that Google shouldn’t be involved in military work at all.

Historically, Google has promoted an open culture that encourages employees to challenge and debate product decisions. But some employees feel that their leadership no longer as attentive to their concerns, leaving them to face the fallout. “Over the last couple of months, I’ve been less and less impressed with the response and the way people’s concerns are being treated and listened to,” one employee who resigned said […]

In addition to the resignations, nearly 4,000 Google employees have voiced their opposition to Project Maven in an internal petition that asks Google to immediately cancel the contract and institute a policy against taking on future military work.

However, the mounting pressure from employees seems to have done little to sway Google’s decision—the company has defended its work on Maven and is thought to be one of the lead contenders for another major Pentagon cloud computing contract, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, better known as JEDI, that is currently up for bids.

Employees’ demands that Google end its Pentagon contract are also complicated by the fact that Google claims it is only providing open-source software to Project Maven, which means the military would be able to still use the technology, even if Google didn’t accept payment or offer technical assistance.

Still, the resigning employees believe that Google’s work on Maven is fundamentally at odds with the company’s do-gooder principles. “It’s not like Google is this little machine-learning startup that’s trying to find clients in different industries,” a resigning employee said. “It just seems like it makes sense for Google and Google’s reputation to stay out of that.” 

[…] One employee explained that Google staffers were promised an update on the ethics policy within a few weeks, but that progress appeared to be locked in a holding pattern. The ethical concerns “should have been addressed before we entered this contract,” the employee said.

Google has emphasized that its AI is not being used to kill, but the use of artificial intelligence in the Pentagon’s drone program still raises complex ethical and moral issues for tech workers and for academics who study the field of machine learning.

In addition to the petition circulating inside Google, the Tech Workers Coalition launched a petition in April demanding that Google abandon its work on Maven and that other major tech companies, including IBM and Amazon, refuse to work with the U.S. Defense Department.

“We can no longer ignore our industry’s and our technologies’ harmful biases, large-scale breaches of trust, and lack of ethical safeguards,” the petition reads. “These are life and death stakes.”

More than 90 academics in artificial intelligence, ethics, and computer science released an open letter today that calls on Google to end its work on Project Maven and to support an international treaty prohibiting autonomous weapons systems. Peter Asaro and Lucy Suchman, two of the authors of the letter, have testified before the United Nations about autonomous weapons; a third author, Lilly Irani, is a professor of science and a former Google employee.

Google’s contributions to Project Maven could accelerate the development of fully autonomous weapons, Suchman told Gizmodo. Although Google is based in the U.S., it has an obligation to protect its global user base that outweighs its alignment with any single nation’s military, she said.

“If ethical action on the part of tech companies requires consideration of who might benefit from a technology and who might be harmed, then we can say with certainty that no topic deserves more sober reflection—no technology has higher stakes—than algorithms meant to target and kill at a distance and without public accountability,” the letter states. “Google has moved into military work without subjecting itself to public debate or deliberation, either domestically or internationally. While Google regularly decides the future of technology without democratic public engagement, its entry into military technologies casts the problems of private control of information infrastructure into high relief.”

Executives at Google have made efforts to defend Project Maven to employees. At a meeting shortly after the project became public, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene spoke in support of Project Maven, multiple sources told Gizmodo. More recently, Greene and other employees have hosted several sessions to debate and discuss the project. These sessions featured speakers who supported and opposed Maven and stressed the difficulty of drafting policy about the ethical use of machine learning, an attendee explained.

this is terrifying. i’m terrified.

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ohnoagremlin:

hongkong-97:

justsomeantifas:

https://twitter.com/NPR/status/998576678363435008

clarification (the situation is still as bad as it sounds in this tweet): the supreme court ruled that employers can have you sign class-action waivers that bar employees from suing them.

this effectively means you have to find a lawyer willing to represent you over a couple hundred or thousand in missing wages against a multi million or billion dollar company and you must go to court as an individual (read: out of pocket). casual reminder lawyers tend to set higher fees for cases they see as less winnable and that this will be out of your personal free time

so one of your rights is gone. not going, but gone!

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breathinginbiology:

Please reblog.

aquilarios:

Deadpool 2 real good, but it does have a lot of suicide scenes and child sexual abuse is a significant plot point (though nothing is shown), so keep this in mind y’all.

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revolutionarykoolaid:

Today in Solidarity (5.15.18): The assumption that all Jewish people are anti-Palestine, pro-zionist, or Islamaphobic is erroneous, harmful, and frankly anti-semitic. There are countless Jews of faith and conscience around the globe demanding an end to the occupation of Palestine and accountability for the abuses of human rights Israel has escaped for decades. Yesterday, an incredible organization I’ve had the honor of learning from, If Not Now, led a protest down the streets of DC with you Jews and Rabbinical students against the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem. I have nothing but respect and admiration for their dedication to justice and human dignity. #JewishResistance


Please learn more about them here and follow them on Twitter too!

sapphixxx:

Cats are like if you made tittie’s into an animal

Evidence:

-Soft

-Warm

-Round

-Lesbians like them

-Want to put my face on them

I rest my case

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