Retrograde Waters

Hello. I'm Rose, 20-something Nebraskan. If you want to know more feel free to ask, I'm not going to waste space here.
This is a personal blog that serves as a miscellaneous collection of things I find cute, cool, interesting, and enraging.
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avenuemuse:

sonofsagan:

teawithjulia:

sugarmisery:

wow, this makes me mad. God does that stuff for a REASON. We dont understand His reasons all the time, but thats irrelevant. Did this guy ever stop to think maybe kids have bone cancer so that someone could be touched by the story? Obviously not. How disrespectful.

How disrespectful to comment without properly reading the point! Stephen said that saying that there is a God using only beauty in the world as evidence is banal. He isn’t saying that there is no god because of the bad things in the world. There is no god simply because there is no god: the very same reason there isn’t a teapot floating around the moon. If you’re going to argue, pay attention to what is being said.

I think it’s worse that the other person thinks that a child having bone cancer can be justified by it being an inspirational story. That’s low.

very very low

Who cares if god(s) exist. “People suffer so that other people can be happy about it”? FUCK YOU

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mamabirdmargaritas:

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blondie-says-what:

Reblog if you would still love someone even if they had self-harm scars.

honestly this is my biggest fear, that no one will ever be able to look past my scars
like if my own parents can’t
idk it seems kind of hopeless

Scars are sexy.

~~~~~ Yo for real though. Fuck em.

Your scars are proof that you have survived. They are reminders of battles you’ve WON, not battles you lost.

I would never reject someone for their scars.

Who the fuck SAYS that to someone who self-harms?! TELLING SOMEONE THEY WILL NEVER BE LOVED IS NEVER OK WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO SOMEONE WHO’S ALREADY HURTING YOU FUCKING DOUCHE

Over the last 48 hours, there has been a sustained effort to smear Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old African-American who was shot dead by George Zimmerman a month ago. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said, “They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.”

Thus far these attacks have fallen into two categories: false and irrelevant. Much of this leaked information seems intended to play into stereotypes about young African-American males. Here’s what everyone should know:

1. Prominent conservative websites published fake photos of Martin. Twitchy, a new website run by prominent conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, promoted a photo — purportedly from Martin’s Facebook page — that shows Martin in saggy pants and flipping the bird. The photo, which spread quickly on conservative websites and Twitter, is intended to paint Martin as a thug. As Twitchy later acknowledged, it is not a photo of Trayvon Martin. [Examiner]

2. The Sanford Police selectively leaked irrelevant, negative information about Martin. The authorities told the Orlando Sentinel this morning that Trayvon was suspended from school for ten days “after being found with an empty marijuana baggie.” There is no evidence that Martin was under the influence of drugs at the time of his death, nor would prior possession of marijuana be a reason for killing him. It’s unclear what the relevance of the leak was, other than to smear Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]

3. On Fox News, Geraldo said that Martin was dressed “like a wannabe gangster.” Bill O’Reilly agreed with him. The sole evidence is that Martin was wearing a hoodie. Geraldo added that “everyone that ever stuck up a convenience store” was wearing a hoodie. [ThinkProgress; The Blaze]

4. Without any evidence, prominent right-wing bloggers suggested that Martin was a drug dealer. Right-wing blogger Dan Riehl advances the theory, also advanced in a widely linked peice on a site called Wagist. There does not appear to be any evidence to support this claim whatsoever. [Riehl World View]

5. Without any evidence, a right-wing columnist alleged that Martin assaulted a bus driver. Unlike Zimmerman, Trayvon has no documented history of violence. This allegation continues to be advanced by a blogger on the Examiner even after the real reason was leaked to the police and confirmed by the family. [Miami Herald; Examiner]

6. Zimmerman’s friend says Martin was to blame because he was disrespectful to Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s friend Joe Oliver said that Martin would not have been shot to death if Trayvon had just said “I’m staying with my parents.” Of course, Zimmerman was not a police officer, and Trayvon had no duty to tell him who he was or where he was going. [NBC News]

Judd Legum, “What Everyone Needs To Know About the Smear Campaign Against Trayvon Martin,” Think Progress, 3/26/12 (via racialicious)

Re: Fox and Conservative groups pushing so hard to promote the “dangerous, criminal Black man” image — I’m doubtful now that it is JUST their racist ignorance at play. I’m starting to think that they are making an effort, as publicly as possible, to vilify Black men so that they can play on MORE people’s racist fears when the Presidential Election happens. Get the “Black men are all dangerous and all thugs” image in as many heads as possible, then see how many non-Black voters transfer that onto our current President (and then choose a White guy even if they consider that White guy an idiot).

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