American in Scotland. Grammar dominatrix. Writer. Lover of cheeses. Oldest fangirl on tumblr. Editor of GirlAlive.com. Unofficial cartographer of the Supernatural Fandom.

 

thepeoplesrecord:

redtemplo:

BUSTED! Gov. Running #Ferguson Twitter Psyop

GOD!

Thousands of bots on Twitter tweeting out the same racist, anti-Michael Brown tweets. This, at least, is detectable/provable. But rest assured, in addition to easily purchasable bots there are paid individuals representing both private and government interests who are paid to wear down your resolve, troll you, shift opinion, convolute conversations, etc. regarding private business interests, foreign interests like this Israel student union Facebook war room, but much more organized. 

Although I think engaging in meaningful conversations (when possible) is important, I think being vigilant for your own mental health is also important. You should feel good/guiltless about blocking people, turning off the anonymous ask function, and ignoring trolls who will never try to actually have a meaningful dialogues because often their whole agenda is simply to wear you down. -Robert

lowflyingnaartjie:

The level of cuteness in my hand right now is OFF THE CHART! A very proud mid wife today.

lowflyingnaartjie:

The level of cuteness in my hand right now is OFF THE CHART! A very proud mid wife today.

doctorwho:

Happy Birthday to Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, and Sophie Aldred who played Ace on Doctor Who! 

doctorwho:

Happy Birthday to Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, and Sophie Aldred who played Ace on Doctor Who! 

ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)

I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

king-emare:

celluloidsheep:

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Well, yes. This IS America.

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(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

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