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10,000 people marched in Moscow to protest Russia’s state media coverage of Ukraine

All eyes are on eastern Ukraine as separatists demand to secede from the country and join Russia. But even as Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys a tide of favorable opinion, he may have some trouble brewing closer to home.

On Sunday, 10,000 people took to the streets of Moscow to protest the state media’s coverage in eastern Ukraine. Waving the Ukrainian flag, protesters at the anti-Kremlin “March for Truth” demanded greater transparency and objectivity in Russian news, as well as protection for independent journalists who speak out against the state.

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Apr 1
I have gone Pro. I feel so inspired, so official and dapper. I am a legitimate Tumblrer now. Tumblrer? Tumblrino?
Tumblrite?
Tumblrone?!?

I have gone Pro. I feel so inspired, so official and dapper. I am a legitimate Tumblrer now. Tumblrer? Tumblrino?

Tumblrite?

Tumblrone?!?

Calling all urban planners and city enthusiasts

urbnist:

How do you think the city planning office of the future will be different than the planning office of today?

I hope for a future with roving teams of citizen surveyors who look for the quick, light projects that can quickly and cheaply improve people’s experience of the city! A ramp here, a planted parklet there- little things that make a huge difference!

edwardspoonhands:

Today in my video I said very offhandedly that if you don’t get health insurance they will fine you because you are a drain on society. 

That was a dumb and flippant thing to say, which I’m sorry for. There are lots of reasons people might not be signing up for health insurance right now (you’re about to get a job that will cover you / you temporarily don’t have any money.) If you /permanently/ don’t have any money, you should look into medicaid…btw.

And there are some people in the comments arguing that paying the fine is cheaper than the insurance. Yes, I mean, of course it is, but the point is that having insurance is cheaper than not having insurance /if you get sick./ In that case, because our healthcare system is so weird, you could easily spend every dollar you have ever made and a substantial portion of the dollars you will make for the rest of your entire life.

The problem is obviously not the patient, it is the cost of healthcare in the US. We have built an unsustainable system that is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the US and increases the possibility of widespread economic collapse as well. Obamacare is a patch…but I believe its a good patch. If you want to know more about how it works and why it works, this Healthcare Triage episode explains it well.

(Source: kirkwa)

haus-of-ill-repute:

Cats come in both liquid and solid form.

Nonono, you’re confuse cat statrs with cat flavors. These are examples of up cats and down cats.

haus-of-ill-repute:

Cats come in both liquid and solid form.

Nonono, you’re confuse cat statrs with cat flavors. These are examples of up cats and down cats.


"Dear America, Please Fix Your Crappy Infrastructure" Best headline of the week.
While the Fast Company article concentrates on the tragedy in Harlem where two buildings were destroyed by aging gaslines, there is another culprit that we should be focusing on. The burden of maintenance that uncontrolled sprawl has placed on the American public. As we extend further out, we increase the time and expense of providing basic maintenance of our existing infrastructure while compounding the problem by continuing allowing unchecked growth.
Ask anyone in a northern state how their roads held up this winter. In metro Detroit, the original sprawl metropolis, some sections of the region have become impassable because of the cost and complexity of maintaining the sheer number of roads. Add to that the fractional governing bodies that manage the repair across multiple counties, and has been a nightmare season.
Of course all of this pales compared to the tragedy in Harlem. Yet they are all outcomes of the same flawed system or overall neglet from a deadlocked national government.
Related reading:
The unbearable costs of sprawl On top of the soaring costs of crumbling infrastructure, health impacts and ecological damage, we must now add the global economic crisis itself – triggered by the unsustainable economic patterns of sprawling American suburbs. But new solutions are emerging to re-structure a generation of vibrant, successful neighborhoods.
A Policy White Paper by: Sprawl Retrofit Initiative, The Congress for the New Urbanism
via sprawlnation:

"Dear America, Please Fix Your Crappy Infrastructure"
Best headline of the week.

While the Fast Company article concentrates on the tragedy in Harlem where two buildings were destroyed by aging gaslines, there is another culprit that we should be focusing on. The burden of maintenance that uncontrolled sprawl has placed on the American public. As we extend further out, we increase the time and expense of providing basic maintenance of our existing infrastructure while compounding the problem by continuing allowing unchecked growth.

Ask anyone in a northern state how their roads held up this winter. In metro Detroit, the original sprawl metropolis, some sections of the region have become impassable because of the cost and complexity of maintaining the sheer number of roads. Add to that the fractional governing bodies that manage the repair across multiple counties, and has been a nightmare season.

Of course all of this pales compared to the tragedy in Harlem. Yet they are all outcomes of the same flawed system or overall neglet from a deadlocked national government.

Related reading:

The unbearable costs of sprawl
On top of the soaring costs of crumbling infrastructure, health impacts and ecological damage, we must now add the global economic crisis itself – triggered by the unsustainable economic patterns of sprawling American suburbs. But new solutions are emerging to re-structure a generation of vibrant, successful neighborhoods.

A Policy White Paper by:
Sprawl Retrofit Initiative, The Congress for the New Urbanism

via sprawlnation:

kiwiggle:

26px:

tropius:

if your hand is like the one on the right then youre gay


lmao my index and ring finger are the same length

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digit_ratio

kiwiggle:

26px:

tropius:

if your hand is like the one on the right then youre gay

lmao my index and ring finger are the same length

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digit_ratio

willkristiansen:

So I’ve been uploading quite a few content aware gifs. Here they are in one convenient post. 

publicsq:

via Fact Tank:

Half of Millennials call themselves independent, versus 27% Democrats and 17% Republicans. “That’s a number you don’t often see,” said Carroll Doherty, director of political research at the Pew Research Center. But when you include those who “lean” toward one party or another, half identify with the Democratic Party versus 34% for the Republican Party.

publicsq:

via Fact Tank:

Half of Millennials call themselves independent, versus 27% Democrats and 17% Republicans. “That’s a number you don’t often see,” said Carroll Doherty, director of political research at the Pew Research Center. But when you include those who “lean” toward one party or another, half identify with the Democratic Party versus 34% for the Republican Party.

disquietingtruths:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
BE.


This escalated quickly :D

disquietingtruths:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.

<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN

EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE

PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA

SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA

REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT

PRETEND IT’S 2BYA

EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 

FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 

PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.

STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.

THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.

TIME DOES NOT EXIST.

BE.

This escalated quickly :D

(Source: agirlandhisplatypus)