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"11. We stop upholding “fun” as the universal, ultimate criterion for a game’s relevance. It’s a meaningless ideal at best and a poisonous priority at worst. Fun is a neurological trick. Plenty of categorically unhealthy things are “fun”. Let’s try for something more. Many of the alternatives will have similarly fuzzy definitions, but let’s aspire to qualities like “edifying”, “healing”, “pro-social”, or even “enlightening”. I encourage you to decide upon your own alternatives to “fun” in games (while avoiding terms like “cool” and “awesome” and any other word that simply caters to existing, unexamined biases)."

Gamasutra: Devin Wilson’s Blog - A Guide to Ending “Gamers”

This whole piece is a must-read.

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takeprideinyourheritage:

EXCLUSIVE: St. Louis Police Officer Blows the Whistle on Rampant Corruption Within the Department
“I wouldn’t have came down here (to Ferguson) and stood on those front lines, I would have taken my uniform off and have resigned. I didn’t have to come down here, but I would not have come down here and oppressed these people.”
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/suspended-st-louis-officer-speaks-darren-wilson-department/

takeprideinyourheritage:

EXCLUSIVE: St. Louis Police Officer Blows the Whistle on Rampant Corruption Within the Department

“I wouldn’t have came down here (to Ferguson) and stood on those front lines, I would have taken my uniform off and have resigned. I didn’t have to come down here, but I would not have come down here and oppressed these people.”

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/suspended-st-louis-officer-speaks-darren-wilson-department/

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guardian:

After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, the opinion departments of Guardian US and the St Louis Post-Dispatch partnered to gather readers’ stories from around the world of being racially profiled by police. Our hope is that this sampling will help spur empathy – and then action, everywhere. 

You can read all 18 stories at Comment is free. Do you have an experience to share? Tell us using the #FergusonVoices hashtag. 

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myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

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abigbagofkeys:

mrdappersden:

Buy all of these people’s products to make shitbabies mad.


I hope every single video game company publically supports Sarkeesian and nerds have nothing to play

abigbagofkeys:

mrdappersden:

Buy all of these people’s products to make shitbabies mad.

I hope every single video game company publically supports Sarkeesian and nerds have nothing to play

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"Once upon a time, monopoly and oligopoly were illegal in America. Our ancestors believed, correctly, that concentrated economic power was incompatible with democracy in all sorts of ways. Since the days of Ronald Reagan, however, every succeeding administration has chosen to enforce the antitrust laws only if the monopoly or oligopoly in question threatened to cause big price increases for consumers— and sometimes not even then. This has come to mean that nearly all mergers and takeovers are permitted, and that achieving monopoly has once again become the obvious strategic objective of every would-be business leader."

Can The Democrats Win Back The House In November? Probably But It Would Take The Kind Of Bold Thinking And Bold Action They Fear (via azspot)

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Histroy Time!

softboycollective:

dickprincess:

This is a quick overview of what happened to Tulsa, OK’s “Black Wall Street” in 1921.

The black population grew to prominent, too successful, so they were literally massacred. They were bombed by the US government. The United States of America sanctioned the firebombing of the black population of a major city prevent “a Negro uprising”.

Most people don’t know which US city was the first in history to be attacked by air, and this is why

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Darren Wilson’s “blowout fracture”

delphoxqueen:

If you’ve been keeping up with what the media is saying about Darren Wilson, you may have read this article that claims he suffered a blowout fracture: a fracture of one or more bones surrounding the eye. Here is a screencap from the article of “Darren Wilson’s” CT scan. Also known as “lol_bc_not_darren_wilson.jpg”

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When the article later stated that “police sources” said 12 witnesses had taken Wilson’s side, I was incredible skeptical, obviously.

[I also want to mention that this article is using pictures of the convenience store where the owner’s lawyer blatantly stated that Mike Brown did not steal anything.]

This article lists the side effects of an orbital blowout fracture. It also posts a video taken by Piaget Crenshaw, a woman who lives on the street where Mike Brown was killed. The video shows Darren Wilson standing around Mike’s body soon after his murder, showing no signs of pain; and you see the officer he’s reporting to acting like Wilson hasn’t been injured at all. That isn’t very likely for someone who would have visible signs of trauma. 

The second article also shows “Darren’s” CT scan, and one that looks exactly like it, but: in the corner it says UNIV OF IOWA ETC-TC. Just to check up on this, I looked up the words “university of iowa blowout fracture” and set Google to where it would show posts from before this year, guess what.

On uiowa.edu, this CT scan was on a page made in 2008[It’s about all kinds of eye trauma.] Here’s a screencap with the url in it so you can see what I’m talking about, if you don’t want to scroll through a page with graphic injuries.

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I don’t know why they thought they could get away with this at all, oh my god. The article that says Darren Wilson was injured is a complete fallacy, and the police released this information to make Mike Brown seem like a “thug.”

(“There’s no more racism in America! We have a black President!”)

Now listen to me. If an article does not post credible sources (“two local St. Louis sources” does not count at all) or only goes off what the police is saying: double, triple, quadruple check it before you share the information, just to cause less hysteria for everyone trying to stay updated on these horrific events.

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darnhomosexuals:

discosunfish:

riotinglesbian:

moaninglisasmile:

well if that isn’t the greatest headline you’ve ever seen (story here)

The abuse that this woman must have endured psychologically, though. My heart goes out to her. 

 yeah. so many people seen to think this is poetic justice but I don’t care for that…like my parents are Family Research Council supporters, one of their daughters being gay is not a stroke of “gotcha! joke’s on you!” irony, it’s more like…well, that’s actually really sad and this woman is probably going to be unpacking trauma and internalized homophobia for a long time. Her pain is not justice.

Also, as far as I can tell, he shifted his public endeavours towards anti-gay activism after she left him (he appears to have focused on anti-abortion groups before).

darnhomosexuals:

discosunfish:

riotinglesbian:

moaninglisasmile:

well if that isn’t the greatest headline you’ve ever seen (story here)

The abuse that this woman must have endured psychologically, though. My heart goes out to her. 

yeah. so many people seen to think this is poetic justice but I don’t care for that…like my parents are Family Research Council supporters, one of their daughters being gay is not a stroke of “gotcha! joke’s on you!” irony, it’s more like…well, that’s actually really sad and this woman is probably going to be unpacking trauma and internalized homophobia for a long time. Her pain is not justice.

Also, as far as I can tell, he shifted his public endeavours towards anti-gay activism after she left him (he appears to have focused on anti-abortion groups before).