“Oh, Marvel is ten times better c’mon. The story lines, the characters, there’s no generic—like in DC all the characters are kind of generic. I don’t know, Marvel is better, the following is better, the story lines, the characters, the crossover appeal, in general, and the history of Marvel altogether. DC has one or two, basically it’s just the big two and that’s it, and everyone relies on those two bigger stars.”—Ben Henderson, in an interview we did with him back in 2009. (via middleeasy)
This sight is some bizarre meta-joke and ironically entirely SFW. Yeah… Almost ashamed to admit I googled this as a way to find something disturbing to post on a friends wall but it has enriched my life.
“Well I read comic books as well, but listen man…computer games aren’t really nerdy you know? I don’t know where you got that one. And uh…I will shoot you on my computer if you say that again. I don’t think computer games are nerdy and I love computer games. They are just a different world you know? They’re great.”—
… Recent trends show that communities of color are giving at increasing rates and levels. For instance, 63 percent of Latino households now make charitable donations, and blacks give away 25 percent more of their income per year than whites.
Say the word ‘philanthropist,’ and most people envision wealthy white do-gooders writing large checks in the millions. In recent years, the definition of philanthropy has begun to broaden to include a larger swath of human generosity, with any-size contributions not just from the wealthy but from people of every income bracket, including nurses, plumbers, hairdressers and civil servants, and growing giving among the black, Latino, American Indian, Arab American and Asian American communities.
LOL this just in: the sky is blue.
If you’ve ever spent any time in a close-knit minority group or organization you’ve known this forever but finally have some numbers.
Edit: Has less to do with intrinsic character but is more just “what happens” when normative society others you.
Syria’s Interior Minister has announced that 89 per cent of those who took part in the referendum have voted in favor of a new constitution. The new law puts an end to five decades of one-party rule among other reforms put forward by President Assad.
Interior Minister Ibrahim al-Shaar announced the results of the referendum at a press conference on Monday.
The adopted constitution includes 14 new and 47 amended articles. The reforms put forward by President Assad are designed to stop the bloody uprising and pave the way for free elections in the country.
An unprecedented referendum on a new draft constitution took place in Syria on Sunday. Syrians took an active part in the crucial vote and the officials said turnout was very high.
Despite the fact that the opposition boycotted the referendum, calling it an empty gesture, and called for mass protests, there were no public order violations in Damascus during the vote.
Western politicians considered the referendum to be a farce, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling it “a cynical ploy” and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle describing it as a “sham vote.”
Meanwhile, on Monday the European Union has slapped the Syrian government with its toughest set of sanctions yet. They include an asset freeze on officials, and a ban on importing precious metals and minerals from the country.
More than a year since the uprising in Syria began, violence is still raging on in some parts of the country, including the flashpoint city of Homs, where dozens were reported killed during the weekend.
”It isn’t a case of ‘holy shit, China is turning fascist’. It’s a case rivalry between fascists countries vying for the same resources - and China appears to be on the way up just as we’re about to head down. You can bet we’ll be seeing some rather authoritarian behavior on the part of the state here too. We already have seen the complete restructuring of our government, with the exec taking a whole swath of powers not granted to it by the Constitution, in the name of security, as well as a very aggressive campaign against labor, social welfare programs, and the movement for corporate/financial accountability.”
“When you have 40 percent of kids being born out of wedlock, and among certain ethnic groups the vast majority being born out of wedlock, you ask yourself, how are we going to have a society in the future? Because these kids are raised in poverty in many cases, they’re in abusive settings. The likelihood of them being able to finish high school or college drops dramatically in single-family homes. And we haven’t been willing to talk about this.”—
Mitt Romney, at Wednesday’s CNN debate in Arizona.
Hey, you know what prevents unwanted pregnancy? This.
Love the insinuation that poverty IS child abuse. And the racism. That throwaway remark is quite possibly one of the worst things to come out of last night’s debate.