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.
Topics you'll see:
Queer - Liberalism - Activism - Student Issues- Public Transportation - Peace - Environmentalism - Politics - Law - Atheism - Vegetarianism - Feminism - Sex Positivity - Philosophy.

Stop calling abortion a ‘difficult decision’

janemba:

eurotrottest:

bigenderbeatnik:

unwrapping:

Tumblr users are…
50% more likely to go to a political rally
2.2 times more likely to advise others on current events and politics
108% more likely to be registered to vote
I remixed this slide from a presentation by Tumblr’s Liba Rubenstein (libawr).
Sources: TED Open Conversation (one-hour video) on May 28, 2014, data from comScore and photo by James Cridland.

But it’s all just slacktivism right? 

hmmmm

I didn’t know about any rally’s until I saw posts about them on tumblr

janemba:

eurotrottest:

bigenderbeatnik:

unwrapping:

Tumblr users are…

  • 50% more likely to go to a political rally
  • 2.2 times more likely to advise others on current events and politics
  • 108% more likely to be registered to vote

I remixed this slide from a presentation by Tumblr’s Liba Rubenstein (libawr).

Sources: TED Open Conversation (one-hour video) on May 28, 2014, data from comScore and photo by James Cridland.

But it’s all just slacktivism right? 

hmmmm

I didn’t know about any rally’s until I saw posts about them on tumblr

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emergentfutures:

Michael Bloomberg wants to give away his $35b fortune

Mr Bloomberg, 72, has vowed to give away his $US32.8 billion ($35.3 billion) fortune before he dies. In doing so, he hopes to sharply reduce high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; bring down obesity levels in Mexico; reduce traffic in Rio de Janeiro (and Istanbul); improve road safety in India and Kenya; prevent deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; and organise cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services.Full Story: The Age

emergentfutures:

Michael Bloomberg wants to give away his $35b fortune


Mr Bloomberg, 72, has vowed to give away his $US32.8 billion ($35.3 billion) fortune before he dies. In doing so, he hopes to sharply reduce high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; bring down obesity levels in Mexico; reduce traffic in Rio de Janeiro (and Istanbul); improve road safety in India and Kenya; prevent deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; and organise cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services.

Full Story: The Age

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32,975

That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

punkedited:

Mitt Romney 

punkedited:

Mitt Romney 

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Costco finance chief: Minimum wage hike probably won't mean price hike - Puget Sound Business Journal

Tennessee Drug Tests Welfare Applicants, Discovers Less Than One Percent Use Drugs

Food Stamp Recipients in Michigan Double Up on Fruits, Veggies - NBC News

The White House has a plan to get birth control to Hobby Lobby workers

The White House will make two changes to Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate on Friday.

Both center on a previously-drafted accommodation for religious non-profits who have a moral objection to paying for certain types of birth control. That provision lets these objectors opt-out of paying for birth control and requires their health insurance plans to step in and foot the bill.

The mythical swing voter

did-you-kno:

In 1982, the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed an ordinance that requires every head of household residing in the city limits to own a firearm and ammunition. Source

did-you-kno:

In 1982, the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed an ordinance that requires every head of household residing in the city limits to own a firearm and ammunition. Source

Ukraine says Russian convoy entry is a ‘direct invasion’

breakingnews:

ReutersUkraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine.

Follow more on this story at Breaking News

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. . ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses

they are my heroes

YOU GO GIRLS

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