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Jul 24

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"The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed."

- Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )

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Jul 24
Jul 24

goodimaginationandbadgrades:

detectiveintraining:

superlockianfeels:

#let me play you the song of my people

#it’s called ‘sass and snobbery’ brother dear #you’ll like the refrain #it goes ‘you annoy me, get out of my flat’

^the look on john’s face #that’s the look of a pure proud man

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Lemon Ginger Blueberry Muffins | How to Simplify
Jul 24

Lemon Ginger Blueberry Muffins | How to Simplify

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Jul 24

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Jul 24

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Hatsuhana’s gonna have it her way or nothing at all
Hatsuhana doing penance under the Tonosawa waterfall, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861) / Waterfalls, TLC
Jul 24

Hatsuhana’s gonna have it her way or nothing at all

Hatsuhana doing penance under the Tonosawa waterfall, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861) / Waterfalls, TLC

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"There is a war that makes us adore our conquerors and despise ourselves."

- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things 

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Jul 23
futurejournalismproject:

#Propaganda
Via The New York Times:

Propaganda wars have unfolded alongside the battlefield for generations. But analysts said the latest flare-up between Israel and the Gaza Strip has brought a new level of dehumanizing, hateful language and a muddying of official talking points with incendiary threats, as social media broadcast an explosion of voices, an onslaught of unreliable information, and creative mash-ups of pop-culture icons with war imagery.

And so we learn that the Israel Defense Forces has a  social media team of 40 that publishes on 30 platforms in six different languages while a team of 400 Israeli students volunteer to counter “false representation(s) of Israel in international and social media through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Across the way, Hamas offers a list of do’s and don’ts: Don’t post images or videos of missiles fired from cities, avoid close-ups of masked gunmen and where possible begin your missives with something along the lines of, “In response to the cruel Israeli assault.”
All of which makes for a tidy trove of photos, videos and graphics prepackaged for the rest of us to share across our networks.
To which Andy Carvin, formerly of NPR, told CNET earlier this year, “I don’t know if that’s going to change the hearts and minds of people who already support you or already hate you. There aren’t exactly undecided voters in this particular conflict.”
Somewhat related, Part 01: The Verification Handbook, released by the European Journalism Centre earlier this year, guides readers through verifying “digital content” during emergency situations.
Somewhat related, Part 02: A 1985 study explored a concept called the hostile media effect where people with opposing views are exposed to the same news programming and each side comes away claiming that the same show is biased against them (PDF).
Somewhat related, Part 03: In 2009, the BBC published an “Israel-Palestine” glossary with entries ranging from “cycle of violence” to “outpost” to “assassinations” in order to explain how the BBC uses them.
For those keeping social score at home: On Twitter, #GazaUnderAttack has been used over 4.5 million times in the last month; #IsraelUnderFire about 216,000 times.
Image: Because Hitler, via The New York Times. In Gaza, Epithets Are Fired and Euphemisms Give Shelter.
Jul 23

futurejournalismproject:

#Propaganda

Via The New York Times:

Propaganda wars have unfolded alongside the battlefield for generations. But analysts said the latest flare-up between Israel and the Gaza Strip has brought a new level of dehumanizing, hateful language and a muddying of official talking points with incendiary threats, as social media broadcast an explosion of voices, an onslaught of unreliable information, and creative mash-ups of pop-culture icons with war imagery.

And so we learn that the Israel Defense Forces has a social media team of 40 that publishes on 30 platforms in six different languages while a team of 400 Israeli students volunteer to counter “false representation(s) of Israel in international and social media through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Across the way, Hamas offers a list of do’s and don’ts: Don’t post images or videos of missiles fired from cities, avoid close-ups of masked gunmen and where possible begin your missives with something along the lines of, “In response to the cruel Israeli assault.”

All of which makes for a tidy trove of photos, videos and graphics prepackaged for the rest of us to share across our networks.

To which Andy Carvin, formerly of NPR, told CNET earlier this year, “I don’t know if that’s going to change the hearts and minds of people who already support you or already hate you. There aren’t exactly undecided voters in this particular conflict.”

Somewhat related, Part 01: The Verification Handbook, released by the European Journalism Centre earlier this year, guides readers through verifying “digital content” during emergency situations.

Somewhat related, Part 02: A 1985 study explored a concept called the hostile media effect where people with opposing views are exposed to the same news programming and each side comes away claiming that the same show is biased against them (PDF).

Somewhat related, Part 03: In 2009, the BBC published an “Israel-Palestine” glossary with entries ranging from “cycle of violence” to “outpost” to “assassinations” in order to explain how the BBC uses them.

For those keeping social score at home: On Twitter, #GazaUnderAttack has been used over 4.5 million times in the last month; #IsraelUnderFire about 216,000 times.

Image: Because Hitler, via The New York Times. In Gaza, Epithets Are Fired and Euphemisms Give Shelter.

prostheticknowledge:

"My saddest photo yet …"
Alexander Gerst, an astronaut currently based at the International Space Station, takes a photograph over Gaza at night:

My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/492003157531451392
Jul 23

prostheticknowledge:

"My saddest photo yet …"

Alexander Gerst, an astronaut currently based at the International Space Station, takes a photograph over Gaza at night:

My saddest photo yet. From we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over &

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/492003157531451392

"Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman."

- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own 

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Jul 23
Jul 23

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Jul 23

ARCTIC MONKEYS | Dance Little Liar

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Jul 23

englishsnow:

 UGArdener

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