A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
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Queer - Liberalism - Activism - Student Issues- Public Transportation - Peace - Environmentalism - Politics - Law - Atheism - Vegetarianism - Feminism - Sex Positivity - Philosophy.

breakingnews:

Obama vows ongoing support of Washington mudslide recovery
NBC News: President Obama vowed continuing support of recovery efforts in Oso, Wash., after touring the site of the deadly mudslide that hit the area.
“We’re not going anywhere, we’ll be there as long as it takes,” Obama said at a firehouse after taking an aerial tour of the destruction site and meeting with families of victims and first responders.
Obama also praised the strength of Oso as it mourns the loss of more than 40 people killed in the slide.
Follow updates at BreakingNews.com. 
Photo: Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Washington, the site of the deadly mudslide that killed more than 40 people in March. (Carolyn Kaster / AFP - Getty Images)

breakingnews:

Obama vows ongoing support of Washington mudslide recovery

NBC News: President Obama vowed continuing support of recovery efforts in Oso, Wash., after touring the site of the deadly mudslide that hit the area.

“We’re not going anywhere, we’ll be there as long as it takes,” Obama said at a firehouse after taking an aerial tour of the destruction site and meeting with families of victims and first responders.

Obama also praised the strength of Oso as it mourns the loss of more than 40 people killed in the slide.

Follow updates at BreakingNews.com. 

Photo: Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Washington, the site of the deadly mudslide that killed more than 40 people in March. (Carolyn Kaster / AFP - Getty Images)

policymic:

Spain is the world’s most LGBT-friendly nation


According to the results of a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, the world’s most LGBT-friendly nation is none other than Spain.
Surprised?
The rankings were part of a 40-country survey on what is or is not considered morally acceptable. Respondents were asked to discuss the morality of issues, including married people having an affair, gambling, homosexuality, having an abortion, having sex before marriage, drinking alcohol, getting a divorce and using contraceptives. 
Of Spaniards interviewed, 55% said homosexuality was morally acceptable, compared with 6% who said it was unacceptable and 38% who answered that it’s “not a moral issue.”
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policymic:

Spain is the world’s most LGBT-friendly nation

According to the results of a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, the world’s most LGBT-friendly nation is none other than Spain.

Surprised?

The rankings were part of a 40-country survey on what is or is not considered morally acceptable. Respondents were asked to discuss the morality of issues, including married people having an affair, gambling, homosexuality, having an abortion, having sex before marriage, drinking alcohol, getting a divorce and using contraceptives. 

Of Spaniards interviewed, 55% said homosexuality was morally acceptable, compared with 6% who said it was unacceptable and 38% who answered that it’s “not a moral issue.”

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(via mysocalled-gay-life)

The U.S. Military Is Preparing for Something Most Conservatives Don't Think Is Real

For the U.S. military, climate change isn’t just about sad-looking polar bears and declining biodiversity. It’s a real challenge that has the potential to seriously destabilize nations and throw entire regions into conflict, potentially escalating into wars that will require new strategies and new technologies to win.

In a recent interview with the Responding to Climate Change blog, retired Army Brig. Gen. Chris King said that the military is extremely concerned about climate change.

"This is like getting embroiled in a war that lasts 100 years. That’s the scariest thing for us," the general told RTCC. "There is no exit strategy that is available for many of the problems. You can see in military history, when they don’t have fixed durations, that’s when you’re most likely to not win."

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jayrajsinh:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle;
it’s our Planet to share,
grow and nurture for our future.
Happy Earth Day!
Respect to Mother Nature and ALL beings.

jayrajsinh:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle;

it’s our Planet to share,

grow and nurture for our future.

Happy Earth Day!

Respect to Mother Nature and ALL beings.

(via sepiacircus)

breakingnews:

Netflix announces plan to increase prices for new members
Wall Street Journal: Netflix says it plans to increase prices for new members by “one or two” dollars later this quarter.
Netflix’s current pricing plan offers unlimited streaming movies and television episodes for $7.99 a month.
The company revealed the price increase along with its quarterly earnings today. Netflix reports adding 2.25 million U.S. subscribers and a profit of $53 million.
Photo credit: Bloomberg News via WSJ.com

breakingnews:

Netflix announces plan to increase prices for new members

Wall Street JournalNetflix says it plans to increase prices for new members by “one or two” dollars later this quarter.

Netflix’s current pricing plan offers unlimited streaming movies and television episodes for $7.99 a month.

The company revealed the price increase along with its quarterly earnings today. Netflix reports adding 2.25 million U.S. subscribers and a profit of $53 million.

Photo credit: Bloomberg News via WSJ.com

Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber’s debut album. You better believe it.

US may cut force in Afghanistan to less than 10,000 troops

breakingnews:

Reuters: The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

Since Afghanistan’s general election on April 5, White House, State Department and Pentagon officials have resumed discussions on how many American troops should remain after the current U.S.-led coalition ends its mission this year.

The decision to consider a small force, possibly less than 5,000 U.S. troops, reflects a belief among White House officials that Afghan security forces have evolved into a robust enough force to contain a still-potent Taliban-led insurgency.

agendertrender:

Don’t give parents all the credit that they get when they accept that their child isn’t straight and/or cis. That’s not heroic, no matter what their beliefs are. That’s basic human decency.

Well it’s decency a lot of people don’t show. It’s rarity alone make it worthy of recognition and affirmation.

(via gayqueers)

Battling bad science

vivianvivisection:

straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bus, pretty much anywhere.

the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.

(via marbleflakes)

ASMR, the Good Feeling No One Can Explain

Creationism Is Not Being Ignored On ‘Cosmos’ — It’s Actually The Focus

GOP States Are The Most Dependent On Government