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April 6, 2014 at 3:52pm
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Heath Ceramics

April 3, 2014 at 7:52pm
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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2014-3-30) →

  1. Beck (211) 
  2. Fleetwood Mac (12) 
  3. Squarepusher (6) 
  4. Björk (4) 
  5. DJ Shadow (4) 

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10:58am
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Reblogged from theatlantic
theatlantic:

There Have Been 57 Earthquakes of Magnitude 4.5 or Higher in Chile This Week

No one in the contiguous United States has ever felt shaking like what’s going on in Chile right now.
Read more. [Image: USGS]

theatlantic:

There Have Been 57 Earthquakes of Magnitude 4.5 or Higher in Chile This Week

No one in the contiguous United States has ever felt shaking like what’s going on in Chile right now.

Read more. [Image: USGS]

10:37am
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writebastard:

jedsundwall:

Designed by Cole Nussbaumer.

This isn’t about drugs.
This is about profit.
The 2010 Annual Report of the Correction Corporation of America (CCA) explicitly states:

"The demand for our facilities and services could be *adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts*, *leniency in conviction* or parole standards and sentencing practices *or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws*. For instance, *any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances* or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby *potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them.*” (*Emphases* mine.)
What’s the CCA? It is a publicly traded, for-profit corporation that runs 60 prisons across the United States. There are currently 107 private, for-profit prisons in the country run by CCA and other companies
What happens if the enforcement of drug laws declines or drug use is decriminalized? Profits go down. It says so right in the annual report.
How much is this industry worth right now?
In 2013, CCA alone made a profit of $473 million on revenues of nearly $1.7 billion.
If you don’t think that’s an incentive to put people in jail… well, there might be something wrong with your thinking processes.
And that’s not even addressing that little note about enforcement of “illegal immigration laws.”
There’s plenty of conspiratorial bullshit on tumblr, but this isn’t that: it is a plain and public declaration that the enforcement of certain laws is a for-profit venture.
Welcome to the free market, folks.
Need more? Check out Mike Konczal’s 2011 research over here. Snippet:
"…for the top ten private prison contracting states in the United States, there is a percent of the population under the carceral control of private firms – firms with a mix of shareholders, bondholders, CEOs, boards, marketing departments, etc. to pay and their private, profit-maximizing and cost-reducing ideas to entertain – roughly equivalent to the total percentage of incarcerated people in Europe.”

writebastard:

jedsundwall:

Designed by Cole Nussbaumer.

This isn’t about drugs.

This is about profit.

The 2010 Annual Report of the Correction Corporation of America (CCA) explicitly states:

"The demand for our facilities and services could be *adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts*, *leniency in conviction* or parole standards and sentencing practices *or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws*. For instance, *any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances* or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby *potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them.*” (*Emphases* mine.)

What’s the CCA? It is a publicly traded, for-profit corporation that runs 60 prisons across the United States. There are currently 107 private, for-profit prisons in the country run by CCA and other companies

What happens if the enforcement of drug laws declines or drug use is decriminalized? Profits go down. It says so right in the annual report.

How much is this industry worth right now?

In 2013, CCA alone made a profit of $473 million on revenues of nearly $1.7 billion.

If you don’t think that’s an incentive to put people in jail… well, there might be something wrong with your thinking processes.

And that’s not even addressing that little note about enforcement of “illegal immigration laws.”

There’s plenty of conspiratorial bullshit on tumblr, but this isn’t that: it is a plain and public declaration that the enforcement of certain laws is a for-profit venture.

Welcome to the free market, folks.

Need more? Check out Mike Konczal’s 2011 research over here. Snippet:

"…for the top ten private prison contracting states in the United States, there is a percent of the population under the carceral control of private firms – firms with a mix of shareholders, bondholders, CEOs, boards, marketing departments, etc. to pay and their private, profit-maximizing and cost-reducing ideas to entertain – roughly equivalent to the total percentage of incarcerated people in Europe.”

(via jedsundwall)

March 28, 2014 at 4:32am
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My stomach feels like a battleground, but this stuff is so good I can’t help myself.

My stomach feels like a battleground, but this stuff is so good I can’t help myself.

March 27, 2014 at 10:13pm
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Reblogged from chilewithcarnage

nothingbuthighvibrations:

chilewithcarnage:

White people who get dreads think they gonna look like this 

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But always end up lookin like this 

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I see no lies. 

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12:31pm
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Nice how the Chai makes me looks cultured. With Abhishek Ghate during a visit and chit chat at The National Institute of Design Bangalore with Sally Grisedale and Adam Humphrey.

March 26, 2014 at 10:32pm
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Reblogged from runiqu

My brother killed himself
on the twenty-eighth Thursday of last year
and I missed four days of work
and my mom wanted to know ‘Why’.
My brother
he was always a fan of beauty
but what he did
was not beautiful at all.

And last week I got the news
that one of my good friends from high school
had overdosed
(again)
except this time
she’d gone too far
and now she was gone.
And I had a hard time falling asleep at night
and her mother
hugged me tight
and thanked me for coming to the service
but I did not
want to be there at all.
This is not
beautiful.

The girl down the street
would’ve turned 21 last year
and I can scarcely imagine
the wild times she would’ve
(should’ve)
had.
But she is buried six feet deep
after falling nearly 300
and she did not leave a note.
This is not
beautiful.

My freshman year of college
and my roommate was beautiful
and how I wanted to be just like her.
But she wore herself down
till she was
almost invisible
and if you blinked
you had to go and find her all over again.
So now her parents are no longer supporting her college tuition
but are paying her hospital bills
watching their daughter crumble.
This is not
beautiful.

So y’all can take your narcissistic
romanticizing
and glamorizing
of self harm and eating disorders and committing suicide
and shove them as far up your ass
as you possibly can.
Starvation is not beautiful.
Killing yourself is not beautiful.
Sadness
is not beautiful.
This note I am writing
is not beautiful.

But you
you are beautiful
and it’s about damn time you start believing it.

— (via runiqu)

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3:22pm
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Reblogged from archatlas

archatlas:

LEGO Salvador Dali’s The Elephants Jin Kei

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3:18pm
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Reblogged from dbreunig
dbreunig:

The area of the touchscreen where one turns off this TaxiTV is completely worn through.

The rest of the panel is pristine.

dbreunig:

The area of the touchscreen where one turns off this TaxiTV is completely worn through.

The rest of the panel is pristine.