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Ferguson police advance on protesters with guns drawn, issue dispersal order on 8/18/2014


During Hurricane Ike in 2008, dozens of caskets surfaced from graves in Orange, Texas. They literally floated to the surface.

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No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.


The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.

The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.

In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.


"Amid a campaign to ban Kiss music from radio stations and a ceding of the moral ground to Nikki Sixx, Gene Simmons has come forward to apologize for his recent comments on depression—an apology that seems to come from a genuine place in Gene Simmons, seeing as he’s a real asshole about it. “To the extent my comments reported by the media speak of depression,” the apology reads, as Simmons begins his act of contrition by implicitly blaming the media for contextualizing his comments—in which he said, “For a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, ‘I‘m depressed, I live in Seattle.’ Fuck you, then kill yourself”—as somehow representing his feelings on depression. Really, he says, they were inspired by the “spur of the moment,” egged on by an interviewer for Songfacts who asked him the leading question, “Do you still get along with [Ace Frehley and Peter Criss]?”"

Gene Simmons apologizes, is a real asshole about it · Newswire · The A.V. Club

What a fucking douchecanoe.

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the fact that people have donated over $8000+ to a MURDERER who is already on PAID LEAVE fucking disgusts and terrifies me


Stop white people

"Support Officer Darren Wilson" = "I’m a racist asshole who wants to give a nice big bonus to the guy who killed an unarmed black kid because that’s what I secretly wish I could do".

Fuck literally every person who donated even a penny. 


And even IF


this wasn’t an outright lie and that WAS Brown in the photo… how would his posing for a photo justify murdering him?


Mexican and Chinese National teams come to Canada to train

It is so encouraging to see the sport of women’s ice hockey growing all around the globe. These two teams will be spending time in Canada to improve their skills and soak up the hockey-mad atmosphere. You can read about Team Mexico’s plans here and here, while you can find out more about Team China’s visit here.






This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.


I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.


Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.


And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

Oh my god FINALLY - this is such a fun way to brush up on my Spanish.


Hail Hydra