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. 

tagged → #reblog #ferguson



inspired by all of the other fandom posts i’ve seen like this

This is the best one.


Rose Tyler Appreciation Week: Day 3

↳ Favorite Relationship: Peter Alan Tyler



The Black Rose of Turkey

Turkish Halfeti Roses are incredibly rare. They are shaped just like regular roses, but their color sets them apart. These roses are so black, you’d think someone spray-painted them. But that’s actually their natural color.

Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. These flowers are seasonal – they only grow during the summer in small number, and only in the tiny Turkish village of Halfeti. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months.

The local Turks seem to enjoy a love-hate relationship with these rare blossoms. They consider the flowers to be symbols of mystery, hope and passion, and also death and bad news.

Seeing a black rose in full bloom is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing. Don’t miss it if you ever happen to be in Turkey during the summer.

(via Oddity Central)

I want one so bad now

"I wouldn’t want everybody to be an art or literature major, but the world would be poorer — figuratively, anyway — if we were all coding software or running companies. We also want musicians to awaken our souls, writers to lead us into fictional lands, and philosophers to help us exercise our minds and engage the world."

Don’t Dismiss the Humanities - NYTimes.com (via wildcat2030)

So I was going to reblog this just to say that I agree that the humanities deserve more respect, but as someone who just alt-tabbed out of coding software to check on Tumblr, it makes me sad that people see such a stark line between science/technology and arts/humanities. You must be creative and imaginative in the former and technical and precise in the latter in order to really get the most out of either.

But then I read the actual article.

"We still will allow for inequality to create incentives for economic growth"

Nope, sorry. I am not going to allow for inequality. Not ever. Certainly not to support some abstract concept that keeps rich white guys on top of the rest of us. The fact that this guy can just straight out say he supports inequality is gross. That he thinks inequality can possibly benefit disadvantaged members of society is so incredibly absurd and appalling I can’t even.

"Do we give preference to restaurants that try to source pork or chicken in ways that inflict less pain?"

For anyone who’s confused, the amount of pain that’s acceptable to inflict on either a pig or a chicken is zero. If you think it’s okay to inflict any amount of pain, on any animal, for any reason other than self defense or out of necessity in extreme survival situations, then you are disgusting.

"Should I eat goose liver pâté (achieved by torturing geese)?"

If you really need to sit down and ponder whether or not it’s okay to torture someone, you terrify me.



Christopher Eccleston on the relationship between the Doctor and his companions

I love you.

And this is why Nine is my doctor <3

"It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."
— Chuck Palahniuk, Diary (via wordsnquotes)