guardian:

The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the glory of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to produce a haunting ghost story in bricks and mortar

See more photos 

(Source: theguardian.com)

Guy puts a sign out asking people to help sharpie his old Volkswagen, the result is awesome.

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daisyazuras:

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I hope he clear coated that so the sharpie doesn’t wash away.

and you’re telling me not a single person drew a dick

There’s a hurky logo!

(via areyoufeelinit-mrkrabs)

theweekmagazine:

Now you can create your own cat breed. Thanks science!

theweekmagazine:

Now you can create your own cat breed. Thanks science!

(via npr)

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep

guardian:

• NSA extracts location, contacts and financial transactions 
• ‘Dishfire’ program sweeps up ‘pretty much everything it can’
• GCHQ using database to search metadata from UK numbers

Read more on theguardian.com

npr:

Syria’s War Creates A Market For Artificial Legs : Parallels 
Photo: Deborah Amos/NPR

Judge: NSA phone surveillance program legal

breakingnews:

APA New York federal judge ruled Friday that NSA phone surveillance is legal.

In his ruling, US District Judge William Pauley wrote: ‘This blunt tool only works because it collects everything.’ 

Read the ruling.

Follow the latest at Breaking News

bestofboxing:

December 26, 1908: Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns by KO in round 14 and becomes the first black man to win the world heavyweight title.

bestofboxing:

December 26, 1908: Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns by KO in round 14 and becomes the first black man to win the world heavyweight title.

(via npr)

usatoday:

Nelson Mandela has died. The South African rights activist was 95. http://usat.ly/18lYptx

usatoday:

Nelson Mandela has died. The South African rights activist was 95. http://usat.ly/18lYptx

pumpkinskull:

socialismartnature:

 Students at Maybeck High School in Berkeley wear dresses and skirts during Skirt for Sasha Day Friday - San Jose Mercury News

Until two years ago, Luke “Sasha” Fleischman was a shy teen, a loner with odd hobbies and a bright mind, but far from a civil rights activist.
But between Fleischman’s freshman and senior year something changed: Fleischman decided to identify as agender or “nonbinary” gender, neither male nor female. Sasha asked to be referred to by the pronouns “they,” “them,” and “their.”
Family members say that very personal decision helped the teen blossom. But police believe it also led another teenager to light Fleischman’s skirt on fire as the student slept on a local bus, causing severe injuries that could take months to heal.
Since the incident, public support for the injured 18-year-old has been overwhelming, with more than $20,000 raised to help with medical expenses and civil rights leaders expressing outrage about the case. And understanding seems to be growing about the issues of gender identity that Fleischman hoped to call attention to.
On Friday, about half the 100 students at Maybeck High School in Berkeley, where Fleischman attended, wore skirts for Skirts for Sasha Day and carried signs reading, “Get well, Sasha, we miss you.”


100 students stood up in support of a genderqueer kid i am HAVING FEELINGS

pumpkinskull:

socialismartnature:

Students at Maybeck High School in Berkeley wear dresses and skirts during Skirt for Sasha Day Friday - San Jose Mercury News

100 students stood up in support of a genderqueer kid i am HAVING FEELINGS

(via actualoglogoth)