A collector of random facts and a writer of too-long stories. Not sure where I'm going with this yet.



 

daveshumka:

I honestly thought this headline was about Train, the band. And I was like, “Good for them.”

daveshumka:

I honestly thought this headline was about Train, the band. And I was like, “Good for them.”

Anonymous asked
Do you seriously believe that girl was punched by a "white anarchist," or that the KKK is there lobbing bombs? Do you honestly think a Klansman would last one freakin' minute in the middle of that angry crowd? Don't reblog stupid stuff. It doesn't help.

bestnatesmithever:

So, you’re referring to this post which is titled “Ferguson from my TL - August 18 (2/3)” which was somebody’s social media timeline and featured 29 different social media posts about Ferguson. In the middle of those 29 posts was 1 Facebook post where a guy claimed he was assaulted by an anarchist and claimed the KKK was present at the protests.

The entire post wasn’t intending to be a report of verified facts, but rather a report of what the people who are in Ferguson are seeing and saying. At the end of the post were links to how you can help the people of Ferguson. I thought this was worth sharing.

But you’re right, I did blindly reblog the post without fact-checking. So here’s some fact-checking on the issue of “White Anarchists” inciting riots at the Ferguson Protests.

Here’s MO Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal discussing reports of the outsiders from other states that have been inciting riots.

Here’s another CNN interview with Marc Lamont Hill giving an eye-witness report of members of white anarchists and a Republican Communist group from IL throwing bottles at the police and being pushed out of the crowd by the peaceful protesters.

Here’s a YouTube video of a man in the crowd on August 19 having an internal debate with these white guys on a megaphone who are trying to get the crowd riled up.

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Here’s a tweet from Alderman Antonio French with an image of that same guy, saying the man was organizing the effort to light molotav cocktails and that he is from Chicago.

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That white guy is Gregory Lee Johnson, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party.

Here’s a tweet showing Revolutionary Communist Party operative Travis Morales being arrested while instigating violence at the Ferguson riots.

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Here’s an anarchist website that has audio of two St. Louis anarchists who discuss what they have been seeing while at the Ferguson protests.

Here’s the website for the Revolutionary Communist Party making a call to action to get its members to go to Ferguson.

So yeah, I seriously believe that there is a presence of white anarchists and Revolutionary Communist Party members at the Ferguson riots who are trying to use these protests as an opportunity to further their own agenda.

greenteahaiku:

I beat myself up

despite all of the nice things

you tell me each day

oftaggrivated:

kavaeric:

je-suis-cocopuff:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE