any way the wind blows

theeconomist:

Choose your parents wisely: There is a large class divide in how Americans raise their children. Rich parents can afford to ease up a bit; poor parents need help

Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
Frances de Sales (via kriztoferplitzkin)
Right-Wing Xenophobes Are Spreading Lies About Migrant Diseases. Again.

thenewrepublic:

In the 1830s, cholera was described as an “Irish disease.”

In the late 1800s tuberculosis was portrayed as a “Jewish disease.”

In 1900, San Franciscans quarantined Chinatown and threatened to burn it down.

In 2005, Lou Dobbs’s CNN show falsely reported that there had been 7,000 leprosy cases.

In 2006, Pat Buchanan claimed that that “clearly the illegal aliens” were to blame for the rise in bedbug infestations.

And now, a Republican is predicting a pandemic because of migrant kids.

We deserve better leaders.

ceinel:




This sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin is called “Politicians discussing global warming.”

ceinel:

This sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin is called “Politicians discussing global warming.”

room42:

My grandmother Morgan, a Welsh turned U.S citizen, studied at University in Mexico City and while there, she met my abuelito, Luis Ramirez. She got pregnant and continued to live and study in D.F., marrying him when my father turned 2 years old… much to the chagrin of his VERY Catholic family. (

theeconomist:

Daily chart: Everything you need to know about UFOs
On July 2nd avid watchers of the skies celebrate World UFO day.The National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings of UFOs, mostly in America, since 1974. It turns out that aliens are considerate: they seldom disturb earthlings during working or sleeping hours. Rather, they tend to arrive in the evening, especially on Fridays, when folks are sitting on the front porch nursing their fourth beer.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: Everything you need to know about UFOs

On July 2nd avid watchers of the skies celebrate World UFO day.The National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings of UFOs, mostly in America, since 1974. It turns out that aliens are considerate: they seldom disturb earthlings during working or sleeping hours. Rather, they tend to arrive in the evening, especially on Fridays, when folks are sitting on the front porch nursing their fourth beer.

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theeconomist:

Daily chart: The hidden cost of Gangnam Style
Collectively, the world has wasted 16,000 years watching the music video "Gangnam Style" on YouTube. What could humanity have achieved if it weren’t galloping in front of computer screens? 

theeconomist:

Daily chart: The hidden cost of Gangnam Style

Collectively, the world has wasted 16,000 years watching the music video "Gangnam Style" on YouTube. What could humanity have achieved if it weren’t galloping in front of computer screens?