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[ Somebody To Love // Queen ]

I work hard every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end I take home my hard earned pay all on my own -
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes
Lord - somebody - somebody
Can anybody find me - somebody to love?

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Brand new episode of Tropes vs Women is online! Please heed the content warning on this video. It contains some especially triggering scenes of sexual violence.

This is the video preceded such brodude outrage that some of them took to making such credible threats that Anita (who’s been getting barrages of rape and death threats for years now) that she felt the need to call the police and go stay with friends.

I have to say that I think part of what makes this particular video so powerful is not just the graphic nature of the example vids, but the difference in presentation between playing the game and immersing oneself in the game which normalises all the material and examining it objectively outside of the influence.

It really showcases just how crude and cruel the scenes are - and how unnecessary they are to the final product.

Essentially the reasons brodudes are raging over this one in particular is that it that their usual “that’s out of context!” is the whole point.






Probably because some take things too far. Like putting people down for not believing the same things they do. Just a thought. ;b

ugh I know I hate it when they try and advocate for sex based equality and animal rights like woah guys calm down with your drastic idealisms of equality and justice you’re taking things a little too far here

u so care that my no care look bad bad

Why Taxpayers Will Get Stuck With The Bill For The Ferguson Lawsuit


The city of Ferguson, Missouri was hit with a lawsuit Thursday by people who say officers violated their civil rights during the demonstrations against the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. The $40 million federal lawsuit is sure to be the first of many addressing the police treatment of protesters and journalists in the aftermath of the shooting. The weeks ofmisconduct and mismanagement by Ferguson police are turning out to be expensive for city and county taxpayers.

The six Ferguson plaintiffs say police officers treated them “as if they were war combatants,” using tactics like beating, rubber bullets, pepper spray, and stun grenades, while the plaintiffs were peacefully protesting, sitting in a McDonalds, and in one case walking down the street to visit relatives. The suit targets Ferguson, St. Louis County, both jurisdictions’ police chiefs, and the individual officers.

It’s hard to imagine how a small, low-income city like Ferguson can scrounge up anything close to $40 million should they end up settling the suit. The sum dwarfs the city’s total revenues for the fiscal year. The lawsuit is less damaging for the larger and wealthier St. Louis County, but as other complaints over the police’s behavior pile on, litigation will inevitably take a toll on the budget. On top of the cost to defend and settle the lawsuits, St. Louis County has already spent at least $1 million on police overtime in Ferguson and is setting aside another million to help residents who were affected by the chaos.

Ferguson’s predicament is not so different from other cities across the country that foot the bill for their police department’s misdeeds. A study recently published in the NYU Law Review found that individual cops almost never have to pay for their misconduct. Examining data from 81 police departments, the study found that “governments paid approximately 99.98% of the dollars that plaintiffs recovered in lawsuits alleging civil rights violations by law enforcement.”

In total, the police departments that provided data cost their governments $730 million between 2006 and 2011. New York City, where the nation’s largest police department has become notorious for its abuses, paid out nearly $350 million in civil rights damages in this time period. The police officers at fault contributed a total of $114,000 to those settlements. In the smaller jurisdictions, the study found that officers contributed nothing toward the settlements — even when they had been criminally prosecuted, fired, or disciplined in some way.

What’s more, these cases hardly even affect the police department’s budget. The study noted that settlements usually come out of the city’s general fund or an insurer, while police budgets stay relatively stable. Many municipal governments don’t keep comprehensive records of lawsuits against police, or track what kinds of abuses and which officers show up in complaints.

Individual officers are rarely held accountable for their abuses, either by the police department or in court. Prosecutors often decline to bring criminal charges against officers with whom they work every day. Internally, police departments rarely investigate complaints of misconduct, let alone punish the accused officers.

Because cities insulate police officers and departments from the financial consequences for their actions, police on the street have little incentive to avoid unnecessary force, and their departments may not feel the need to crack down on repeat offenders. And so the bill for taxpayers keeps growing.

Source: Aviva Shen for ThinkProgress


The West has been suffering from a severe drought since 2013 and, in some cases, much longer than that. Conditions are particularly acute in California, where close to 60% of the state is experiencing “exceptional” drought after three years of below average rainfall. This is the worst category according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

According to a new study published in the journal Science, the regional drought has cost the West about 240 gigatons of surface to near-surface water, or about 63 trillion gallons of water. This is equivalent to covering the entire western U.S. with a four-inch layer of water, the study found.


Weeeelsh!  I’m really interested in it, so I thought it would be nice to share resources for those who are also considering learning it.  Best of luck to you all!

Facts (source, source, source)

Population of Wales: 3.064 million (2011)
Welsh speakers: about 20% of the population of Wales (about 500,000 fluent speakers)
Age: one of Europe’s oldest languages
Usage: citizens, councils, government, television, radio, signs, magazines

The Welsh Language
Welsh Language Guide
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History and Status


The Big Welsh Challenge from BBC
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Welsh 101
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Welsh is Fun! by Elwyn Ioan
Colloquial Welsh by Gary King
Teach Yourself Welsh by Christine Jones
Welsh for Beginners by Angela Wilkes
Listen and Learn Welsh
TeachMe! Welsh
Speak! Welsh
On the Road! Welsh
Audio Book in Welsh
Welsh Grammar for Download
PDF Workbook in Welsh


Welsh Word
Dysgu Cymraeg


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