Sharon giving her cousin Trip a run for his money during SHIELD training.
Sharon growing up hearing from Grandma Peggy about how good a man Steve Rogers.
Sharon growing up hearing from Papa Gabe about all the idiotic plans Steve came up with.
Sharon growing up with Trip listening to the Commandos tell (heavily embellished PG-rated) stories about fighting with Captain America and Sarge.
Sharon being multilingual from summers with the Derniers in France and winters in Fresno with the Moritas.
Sharon and Trip cajoling Dum-Dum into showing them his Howling Commando gear Howard Stark made for him.
Sharon watching her grandparents struggle through every May.
Sharon Carter going to Howard, just like Papa did in 1940.
Sharon growing up protected and empowered and insulted when SHIELD approaches her a week before college graduation because she knows they’ve had a file on her since she was 6.
Sharon Carter who couldn’t hide behind a different last name, not that she would ever blame Trip for doing it.
Sharon Carter walking into the Triskelion on her first day as a recruit with her back straight and her gaze high because if it’s one thing she knows, it’s that you have to be twice as good and work twice as hard for half the reward, even if Fury is the director.
Sharon ghosting her hand over Rogers and Barnes’ names on the wall when she needs a reminder of why she’s here.
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“Google recently started combining contacts in peoples’ address books and individual profiles for their reckless and dangerous Plus profiles: between my Android phone and my Gmail account, my friends’ work names and real names — and contact information! — had started to be combined by what Google “thought” was the same person. Google outed them in my address book, and it combined profiles of mine that I didn’t want connected as well.”
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For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.
The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivinglyslow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.
This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.
The more you know.
Cool as hell
It’s actually very interesting that near the end, in the up-tempo section, the cadence and strumming sounds a LOT like Galician and Basque Cantiga style, and that’s from the northern Iberian peninsula.
Even back then, I guess everyone ripped from everyone else.
“Many women, I think, resist feminism because it is an agony to be fully conscious of the brutal misogyny which permeates culture, society, and all personal relationships.”—Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics (via staininyourbrain)
"Defendants took up arms and, in militaristic displays of force and weaponry, engaged U.S. Citizens as if they were war combatants," the suit claims.
WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.
According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.
The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.
In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.
The underlying cause:
The general reason for the lawsuit:
The facts underlying Tracey White’s claim:
The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.’s claim:
The facts underlying Kerry White’s claim:
The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green’s claim:
This is your friendly reminder that a part of the reason our government is failing to protect the environment is because our leader genuinely believes that the rapture is almost here and there’s no point protecting it when instead you can make some money and also capitalism is the work of god and climate change isn’t a thing (and we have to give tax payer dollars to fund the genocide of Palestinians because if we don’t Jesus won’t take him and his friends to heaven)
This is also your friendly reminder not to feed into the ‘all Canadians are polite and everything is great in Canada’ mentality because it discourages active citizenship in Canadians and makes it harder for us to fight the crap our government does
This is also also your friendly reminder to get fucking angry and do something, Canada
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In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization’s secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them.
Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.
In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.