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dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA

According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.

Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE

They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE

THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW

some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

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WARNING FOR THOSE WITH OR RECOVERING FROM EATING DISORDERS, ESPECIALLY ONES WITH OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE HABITS, WHO ARE THINKING OF DOWNLOADING THE IOS 8 UPDATE. PLEASE REBLOG.

illhaveasalute:

nonbinaryparenting:

frilton:

The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health which CANNOT BE DELETED.

The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body…

I was thinking of how problematic that Health app might be when I saw it yesterday. I think Apple should make it possible to delete the app or at the very least disable it for people who don’t need it or shouldn’t use it.

~K.

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For years, mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”… The truth is you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog”  (via tanghuijuan)

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moniquill:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

trials-of-socrates:

errors-dot-albi:

thatscienceteacher:

theveganarchist:

stfuconservatives:

lesserjoke:

antigovernmentextremist:

gerrycanavan:

Jury nullification. Pass it on.

Jury nullification is so fucking important.

This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.

I didn’t know about this. Wow.

always reblog

This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it. 

I…. I thought this was common knowledge… signal boosting this because it obviously isn’t!

Did not know this

I’m pretty sure this is true in UKvia, too.


Fun fact: They do not tell you this when you’re called for jury duty and sit through the ‘how to be a juror’ instruction course in the state of RI.

moniquill:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

trials-of-socrates:

errors-dot-albi:

thatscienceteacher:

theveganarchist:

stfuconservatives:

lesserjoke:

antigovernmentextremist:

gerrycanavan:

Jury nullification. Pass it on.

Jury nullification is so fucking important.

This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.

I didn’t know about this. Wow.

always reblog

This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it. 

I…. I thought this was common knowledge… signal boosting this because it obviously isn’t!

Did not know this

I’m pretty sure this is true in UKvia, too.

Fun fact: They do not tell you this when you’re called for jury duty and sit through the ‘how to be a juror’ instruction course in the state of RI.

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into-the-weeds:

It’s really cool that technology can give me so much independence!

Every time something happens that disrupts my computer/wifi access, I have a really hard time, and at least 25% of that is ABRUPT TRANSITION and at least 50% of that is all my memory, all my executive function, all of my assistive tech, most of my friends and communication and ADLs and recreation, and 95% of my work is on this thing, and 25% of it is my grandmother’s voice in the back of my head.

SO. TIME TO RELENTLESSLY REFRAME.

It’s really cool that technology can give me so much independence!

I have a lot of brain problems. Traditionally, people with my disabilities have enjoyed a lot less independence, a lot more isolation, a lot more vulnerability, and a lot fewer options than I do now. I can say with 100% certainty that without my laptop and everything it lets me do, I would be dead right now. 

I also would not have this job! My org, in fact, would not exist without laptops! A whole lot of our world would not exist!

It is really cool that technology lets us do so many things. It’s really cool that technology can give me so much independence!

It is important to not have all of your identity, time, and brain sunk into one thing. My laptop is a tool that lets me do many things. My laptop is a tool that lets me do nearly all of the things. Maybe I should read more books or go outside more often, but you know what I could read when I was too strung out to focus on a book? STUFF ON MY LAPTOP, THAT’S WHAT. And you know what lets me figure out where to go when I want to go places? MY LAPTOP, THAT’S RIGHT.

I don’t have a lot of skills that other people have. I need support. It’s really cool that technology can give me so much independence!

I’ve done the living-without-tech thing. It didn’t make me more virtuous. It made me isolated. It made me dependent. It made me dangerous. Even if I had all the in-person supports I could ever possibly need, I would still need the internet instead of books and silence on a regular basis, because the internet and the particular ways I use it gets me out of my head. My head goes very, very fast. Being alone in it is the kind of thing that leads to communing with the horrorterrors. Best to not.

This is the twenty-first century! We have our feet in the doors of many different worlds! When we get cut off, thousands of doors swing shut. But the hyper-connectivity, pray god, is here to stay. What matters is what we do with this chance.

And it’s okay to like the friends I’ve made here.

It’s really cool that technology can give me so much independence!

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