inothernews:

NEW KID   Scientists have identified a new species of carnivore: the olinguito, a two-pound-ish, rust-colored furry mammal that lives in the Andes.  It’s the “most petite member of the raccoon family,” according to the Washington Post and the first new species of new mammal found in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.  (Photo: Mark Gurney / The Smithsonian via The Washington Post)

inothernews:

NEW KID   Scientists have identified a new species of carnivore: the olinguito, a two-pound-ish, rust-colored furry mammal that lives in the Andes.  It’s the “most petite member of the raccoon family,” according to the Washington Post and the first new species of new mammal found in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.  (Photo: Mark Gurney / The Smithsonian via The Washington Post)

"I’m sure that if he could wave his magic wand, he would just sort of get his life back."

George Zimmerman’s defense attorney MARK O’MARA, about his client.

Hey dickhead: Zimmerman is alive.

Trayvon is dead.

Fuck you.

(via inothernews)

"Jackson may be the only human ever to go two months without REM — Rapid Eye Movement — sleep, which is vital to keep the brain and body alive. The 60 nights of propofol infusions Dr. Conrad Murray said he gave Jackson to treat his insomnia is something a sleep expert says no one had ever undergone. … Czeisler — who serves as a sleep consultant to NASA, the CIA and the Rolling Stones — testified Thursday"

brooklynmutt:

cat:

beatyourselfup:

Cop Sexually Assaults Woman Then Arrests Her For Protesting

As if that wasn’t enough for them, they sent her child to protective services and put the mother in jail for “making false allegations against a police officer”, which is actually not a crime. Now that it’s been revealed she was telling the truth, not only is the cop fired, but even the judge who sat there and let it happen is under investigation.

Fuck that

And they let that baby witness her mother being mistreated like that. What is wrong with people?!?!!!!

(8 News NOW

brooklynmutt:

The breast-milk lollipops too, company owner Jason Darling said, are for adults. So how does he know they actually taste like breast milk?
“There’s a certain amount of trying them to get it just right,” he said. “But we work with flavor scientists whose entire job it is to make something that tastes exactly like something else. You can get a lollipop that tastes like the best cheeseburger in the world.”
Breast Milk-Flavored Lollipops Selling ‘Really, Really Well’ - ABC News

Oh.

brooklynmutt:

The breast-milk lollipops too, company owner Jason Darling said, are for adults. So how does he know they actually taste like breast milk?

“There’s a certain amount of trying them to get it just right,” he said. “But we work with flavor scientists whose entire job it is to make something that tastes exactly like something else. You can get a lollipop that tastes like the best cheeseburger in the world.”

Breast Milk-Flavored Lollipops Selling ‘Really, Really Well’ - ABC News

Oh.

West, Texas explosion: So huge, it registered as a small earthquake

shortformblog:

  • 2.1 the magnitude of the explosion in West, Texas on the Richter scale. People living more than 30 miles away felt the “quake”—which was rooted in an explosion at a fertilizer plant. About half the town was evacuated—a level much higher than early reports suggested.
  • 100 the number of people injured by the blast; 50-75 buildings were destroyed by the freak incident. source

What in the HELL!?!!?

"

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers agreed on Monday to a broad package of changes to gun laws that would expand the state’s ban on assault weapons and would include new measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.

The state Senate, controlled by a coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats, approved the legislative package around 11 p.m. by a vote of 43 to 18. The Assembly, controlled by Democrats, has been strongly supportive of gun control. It planned to vote on the measure on Tuesday.

Approval of the legislation would make New York the first state to act in response to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month.

Mr. Cuomo had pressed lawmakers to act quickly in response to Newtown, saying, “the people of this state are crying out for help.” And the Legislature acted with unusual haste: Monday was the first full day of this year’s legislative session.“We don’t need another tragedy to point out the problems in the system,” Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said at a news conference just before 9 p.m. “Enough people have lost their lives,” he added. “Let’s act.”

"

The New York Times, “New York Has Gun Deal, With Focus on Mental Ills.”

Follow suit, America.

(via inothernews)

So how do they plan on keeping the guns away from domestic terrorists and sociopaths and racist people?

I’m just saying.

inothernews:

“I can’t think of a better advertisement for gun control than Alex Jones’ interview (Monday) night.  It was startling, it was terrifying in parts, it was completely deluded. It was based on a premise of making Americans so fearful that they all rush out to buy even more guns … the kind of twisted way that he turned everything into this assault on the Second Amendment is exactly what the gun rights lobby people do.”

— CNN host PIERS MORGAN, on the gun nut that went nuts and singlehandedly cut the legs out from under every other gun nut’s attempts at looking rational.

Here’s looking at you, NRA.

(via The Huffington Post)

This dude is nuttier than a pay day.

withanaccent:

Megan Ganz Leaves Community, NBC Hopeful for 5th Season
While writer Megan Ganz leaves NBC’s Community for ABC’s Modern Family, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says he is “hopeful” for a fifth season.

SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE!!!!!!

withanaccent:

Megan Ganz Leaves Community, NBC Hopeful for 5th Season

While writer Megan Ganz leaves NBC’s Community for ABC’s Modern Family, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says he is “hopeful” for a fifth season.

SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE!!!!!!

thisisthinprivilege:

The article is here: Big deal: You can be fat and fit, by Marilyn Wann.
And look, This is Thin Privilege gets a shoutout! 

People are telling their stories of weight bias in medical care on websites like First, Do No Harm, This Is Thin Privilege and Obesity Surgery Gone Wrong. The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance has been speaking out on behalf of fat people’s civil rights since its founding in 1969.

The article is good, but please, for the love of whatever, don’t read the comments. It’s a troll field-day.
-artetolife
(made rebloggable by request)

thisisthinprivilege:

The article is here: Big deal: You can be fat and fit, by Marilyn Wann.

And look, This is Thin Privilege gets a shoutout! 

People are telling their stories of weight bias in medical care on websites like First, Do No Harm, This Is Thin Privilege and Obesity Surgery Gone Wrong. The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance has been speaking out on behalf of fat people’s civil rights since its founding in 1969.

The article is good, but please, for the love of whatever, don’t read the comments. It’s a troll field-day.

-artetolife

(made rebloggable by request)

"When you see a woman straddle, she looks like a man. But if she sits side-saddle, she looks like a woman."

inothernews:

boehner-trollololll:

illbedancingwithmyself:

firstcircle:

#whitepeople

(Hashtag stolen from Spike of Templar, AZ fame) 

RACISM IS OVERR

Wow, this is some awful shit. And apparently these people also did a loving tribute to Al Jolson complete with “My Mammy”? What is their deal

This was during the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia on New Years Day.

I’m close enough to collect my folk. Tell me where they live and I’ll go he gather them up.

The folks from the Fox affiliate, Fox 29 in Philadelphia, casually reading their scripts, blissfully unaware of the racism unfolding before them.

Or maybe they just didn’t give a shit.

[Info] Jo Kwon will have a special stage with BEG Ga-in in MBC Gayo Daejaejun

"A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote."