1. re-the-bear:

satans-advocate:

ultrafacts:

52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.
The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.
His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.
Source / More Facts HERE

thinking for yourself.
might just save the god damn world.

The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”

    re-the-bear:

    satans-advocate:

    ultrafacts:

    52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

    The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.

    His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

    SourceMore Facts HERE

    thinking for yourself.

    might just save the god damn world.

    The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”

    Reblogged from: ultrafacts
  2. blossomipes:

    sac·ri·fice:

    An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.

    Reblogged from: spoopyshepard
  3. I swear to god I will lose my mind if I hear the “sex sells” fallacy one more time. Sex does not sell. If sex sold, we would see penises where we see boobs. Naked men would be on everything that naked women are on. Sex isn’t what they’re selling you. They’re selling you an impossible, pornographically fueled misogynistic idea of the perfect woman.

    (via menstruate)

    FUCKING THANK YOU

    (via fozmeadows)

  4. California now has the nation’s first “affirmative consent” law

    acswaclinicalsocialwork:

    "We’re giving a very enthusiastic “hell yes” to this news. The so-called “yes means yes” bill passed by the California state legislature last month, which establishes a standard of affirmative consent on college campuses in the state, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.”

    Reblogged from: acswaclinicalsocialwork
  5. proudly-pro-choice:

    It’s unimaginable and disgusting that this happens to children that don’t even understand what’s happening to them.

    -Allie

    Reblogged from: spoopyshepard
  6. transtamlen:

    reversingyourpolarity:

    robothugscomic:

    New Comic!

    Pronouns, right? Super weird little lexical referents. 

    My site moved to a new host, so everything should be better now! Everything -  my site, my comic, my life, my cats, my cooking, my sex. Everything. 

    Read the thing people.

    the apology thing is really important because the second you do that the mistake becomes about you and your feelings and it becomes my job to console you after having my own feelings hurt.

    Reblogged from: spoopyshepard
  7. thefrogman:

    Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

    On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

    In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

    The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

    It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

    "It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

    "They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

    "So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

    Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

    People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

    People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

    You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

    Reblogged from: spoopyshepard
  8. fuck-yeah-feminist:

    missbassweight:

    patternicity:

    This is one of the saddest things I have ever seen.

    Forever reblog. hate is taught, always.

    And this is also why [re]education is infinitely important.

    Reblogged from: jnellope
  9. odair-hofferson:

    "Leave the saving of the world to the men?

    I don’t think so…”

    Reblogged from: whatam1doingwithmylife
  10. ktempest:

    sinidentidades:

    Remember that bus driver whose Bible saved his life in ‘reverse racist’ attack? Looks like he made it up

    A Dayton bus driver, who claimed a Bible in his pocket saved his life after three Black youths shot and stabbed him, apparently made up the attack, reported the Dayton Daily News.

    Rickey Wagoner told police on Feb. 24 he was repairing a mechanical malfunction early that morning outside his electric-powered bus when he was attacked by three teens who claimed they wanted to “shoot a polar bear” – which is allegedly street slang for a white person.

    He told police one of the assailants urged another to kill the RTA driver if he wanted “to be all the way in the club,” and Wagoner said the teens were wearing dark blue bandanas that suggested gang affiliation.

    The 49-year-old Wagoner told police one of the teens shot him twice, but one bullet was stopped by a copy of The Message—a paraphrasing of the Bible into contemporary English by Eugene Peterson—that was in his shirt pocket.

    Wagoner said he was also shot in the leg and stabbed in the left arm, but he told police he wrestled the gun away and emptied the weapon’s clip as the assailants fled.

    The FBI had even launched an investigation into the case as a possible hate crime.

    However, police said Wagoner’s injuries were not consistent with defensive wounds – but were consistent with hesitation wounds, suggesting they were self-inflicted.

    Surveillance cameras on the bus did not record any audio or video for the first five minutes Wagoner was off the bus, but the system recorded audio of several gunshots in the remaining 2 minutes and 20 seconds the driver was off the bus.

    But police said the gunshots were in reverse order from what would be expected, based on Wagoner’s account.

    Police found two bullets lodged in The Message, but investigators said it was “not credible” that the bullets could have been fired into the book without wounding Wagoner.

    The only DNA found at the scene was from Wagoner, who police said did not sound out of breath when he drove away on the bus and called a dispatcher to report the shooting.

    Police said Wagoner should have been winded since he claimed he had just “fought for his life” and then ran 200 to 300 feet.

    Police have closed the case as unfounded, and Wagoner has not been charged with any criminal offense.

    so how many black kids got rounded up because of this shitstain?

    Reblogged from: queersailorscout
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