Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

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"I rather resent it when people say Uhura didn’t do anything but say, ‘Hailing frequencies open.’ That’s not true. It demeans my status. Uhura represented womanhood and the breakthrough of cross-racial representation. She represented dignity and intelligence, and no one can take that away from her, or me."
- Nichelle Nichols in Starlog, February 1992. (via trekkiefeminist)

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petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever


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If a police officer’s job is to uphold and enforce the law — literally their one and only job description — and you knew that almost half of police officers think they’re above the law, what does that say? If half of them admitted it on a survey how many more do you think actually feel this way? 

What if I told you half of doctors don’t care about patient well-being, or half of farmers don’t care about growing crops, or half of our presidents dislike the public?

The law in itself is super problematic and terrible, but if on top of that police officers don’t even adhere to that at the very least, what does that tell you about the justice system? 

hey look what i found in my likes from a year ago 

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"Aziraphale collected books. If he were totally honest with himself he would have to have admitted that his bookshop was simply somewhere to store them. He was not unusual in this. In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand book seller, he used every means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours - he was incredibly good at it."

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Good Omens (via blaise-db)

#when people write Aziraphale as all proper and soothing #no dude#his store is never open when the sign says it’s gonna be and he’s gonna follow you around the store like you’re a registered shoplifter #he’s gonna look at you judgmentally no matter which section you’re browsing and make you feel all self-conscious about your taste in books #the front entrance has an unmarked step and after you trip he’ll say ‘mind the step’ #and then again when you fall going out #probably empty-handed because none of the prices are marked and you don’t really want to ask him how much anything costs #he probably short-changes you if you do try to buy something #and accuses you of trying to short-change him when you question it #Aziraphale is literally everything you hate in a shopkeeper

You have the best tags.

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Weird, sulky Aziraphale is the best Aziraphale.

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There’s a possibility that Albion Beatnik actually is Aziraphale’s bookshop, in Oxford…

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Aziraphale is a more harmless looking and thus far deadlier version of Bernard Black and I cannot understand how anyone can see him differently

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Aziraphale is Rupert Giles crossed with Bernard Black.

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