COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS
Not to diss on European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek or Norse. Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or even really the mythologies and beliefs of native peoples?
(Pssst from what group are these deities from?)
The Yoruba of western Africa.
i don’t have many forever reblogs
but this one is
A Russian zoo is home to a unique animal - the liger. It is half-lioness, half-tiger. Mother Zita is pictured licking her one month old liliger cub
I DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHAT YOU CALL IT LOOK AT HER HAPPY LITTLE FACE IN THE LAST PICTURES SHE’S SO PROUD OF HER LIL CUB AND HER SPOTS AND SHE’S GOTTA BE TOUGH MOMMA WHEN THE BABY’S LOOKING BUT AS SOON AS THEY TURN AROUND, SHE’S LIKE,
":3 Look at it. I made a thing. I made a rly good thing. :3"
NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.
PROOF OF VOTING BEING RIGGED
SIGN IT, DON’T LET THEM AWAY WITH THE SAME SHIT THEY PULLED 30 YEARS AGO
this is.. this is so blatant.. what the hell
Please sign this petition, please spread it like wildfire! We NEED a recount or a revote.
Except these aren’t examples of anything untoward going on.
In the first example, we see a counter place then quickly retract a vote on the “No” pile. The speed of her reaction makes it more likely she placed it, realised it was on the wrong pile, took it back and saw that she’d mixed up the top papers on each stack for a couple of votes. A little shoddy or incompetent for something so important, you might think. But she’s sitting there for hours on end til the early hours of the morning counting thousands and thousands of pieces of paper that are identical save for the position of an “X”. It is far, far more likely that she accidentally spaced out for a couple of seconds during an extended period of simple, repetitive work. Even the most focused mind can and does wander for a second or two under those circumstances. That’s one of the reasons that counts are checked and double checked. People make mistakes. Most of them, as in this video, will learn from them.
The second example was thoroughly debunked within minutes of the pictures being claimed as “conspiracy evidence” by people who worked as counters at this, and in prior, vote counts. We see a pile of ballots with a “Yes” clearly visible on the top paper. This stack is on top of a table labelled “No.” BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! A shitload more, in fact. That’s because that table was being temporarily used to distribute stacks of ballot papers that were yet to be counted. Those sheafs were distributed, counted, checked, confirmed, reported and reunited with their identical siblings at the correct table when the time was right. Why would bundles of mixed papers be dumped on a table labelled “no”? Because space (and table numbers) are limited in polling stations. It was an empty space for a fat, juicy stack of unchecked democracy to wait to be counted.
With any high-profile news event comes the inevitable conspiracy theories. And I understand they can be an entertaining hobby, along with forming bases for some particularly strong episodes of The X-Files, but the way things work really isn’t as complicated (or interesting) as people might like to imagine. In this case the things being attributed to a cover-up seem to come down to human error. There were 32 counting centres, many of which had multiple TV crews in attendance for 10 hours or more. People were going to be caught on film making mistakes.
And on the point of TV crews, if you were going to be trying to rig the outcome of a vote, would you really ensure that your preferred numbers were cheated into the system in front of constantly-rolling TV cameras, by a small army of unwitting accomplices, only one plucky young volunteer who smells a rat away from it being blown wide open on live television? Or would you be cutting mutually beneficial deals in the boardroom, negotiating some favourable media coverage here for some off-the-record face time with the right government minister there, outside of the reach of journalists and FOI requests?
As is often the case, this particular conspiracy really doesn’t stand up to even minor interrogation. It’s pretty vexing to see reactionary, flame-fuelling stuff like this being presented as something that’s in any way legitimate coverage rather than an exercise in creative writing.
Questioning authority, fighting for transparency and keeping your critical thinking skills sharp are all extremely important. But be very very careful if you want to attribute something or some occurence about which you’re not 100% happy to some overarching and malicious structural conspiracy. So much of the time the explanation comes down to random chance, or a genuine mistake or a system that’s a bit inefficient. Humans are fallible as shit. What we perceive as large-scale coverups or malicious policies are just groups of people working with and against all manner of motivations and restrictions doing the best they can to muddle through as part of an organisation. It’s not juicy or satisfying in the way a corruption scandal might be but most of the time, following the sound of hooves isn’t gonna lead you to a unicorn.
I really didn’t have a stake either way in this referendum. As a UK citizen I’ve watched with interest and been deeply heartened by the sheer volume in which voters in Scotland turned out to make their voices heard. I only hope that some of that momentum can be maintained in future votes throughout the United Kingdom. For a lot of younger voters, this may have been the first national democratic event in which they could participate and it’s important that their enthusiasm is maintained. Believing in and voting for a side that doesn’t ultimately “win” is not a reason to feel downhearted or to let your interest in politics wane. Your vote counts, your vote matters. There might have been more “No” votes, but the closeness of many of the results and the sheer numbers means the “Yes” votes will be ringing in the ears of politicians from both sides of the border for a long time to come.
Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2)
Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace