axelkatten:

kaiko-art:

The online review Digibro spreads awareness of just how much anime depends on sales from SO FEW people, how we take it for granted, and how there are so many behind-the-scenes business horror stories that I wasn’t even aware of!  Just be prepared for some really fast talking!

Watch it, for the sake of Digi’s broken foot! 

And if you dig his videos, support him on Patreon, and follow him on the social’z.

Some good points here about economic pressures and their effects on the anime industry, which explains why there’s so much creepy/terrible shit.



sidleyparkhermit:

For those who are interested, here’s the firsthand account from the Amnesty observers’ team, who are still in Ferguson, of what they experienced last night. You can also find some of the personal Twitters of the team members on that page.
If you’re just catching up, this is Amnesty USA’s press release from when they first dispatched observers (their own link is broken) and a more personal blog post from a member of the delegation.

sidleyparkhermit:

For those who are interested, here’s the firsthand account from the Amnesty observers’ team, who are still in Ferguson, of what they experienced last night. You can also find some of the personal Twitters of the team members on that page.

If you’re just catching up, this is Amnesty USA’s press release from when they first dispatched observers (their own link is broken) and a more personal blog post from a member of the delegation.



babefield:

mercurialgurl:

redtemplo:

BUSTED! Gov. Running #Ferguson Twitter Psyop

GOD!

LOOK

JESUS

holy shit this is some /x/ level tin foil hat shit going on.

They’re obviously bots, yes, but the government didn’t fucking do it. Are you for real? Anyone can buy social media bots like this. They’re a dime a dozen.



plystation:

seeing your post on your dash

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lexrhetoricae:

mercuryacejones:

Latest positive news out of Ferguson. Community coming together.

Teachers: Heroes.


shortformblog:

Slate highlights the financial dynamics that led to the insane police situation in Ferguson:

When you split a metro area into dozens of tiny local governments (St. Louis County, to be clear, doesn’t include the actual city of St. Louis, which spun off from it in the 19th century), they tend to duplicate each others’ services, which is of course extremely expensive. But raising taxes so that each tiny borough can afford its own police and fire department is a nonstarter, since wealthy residents can always just move one town over. End result: You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets. And thanks to the delightful racial dynamics of U.S. law enforcement, black residents are disproportionately stopped and accosted, even though police in Ferguson are less likely to find contraband when they search black drivers than when they search whites.

In other words, Ferguson’s police department financially buoys itself by treating its residents like crap.


sun-thief-rai:

No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

So.

Yeah.

I’m weary.


I’m seeing nothing about the national guard announcing that they’re shooting to kill, can anyone source that?


Ferguson from my TL- August 18th (1/3)

doxolove:

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these motherfuckers are shooting people for throwing water bottles

this is the country I live in


tomgamedev:

Treasure chests ! Unlock them with stuff ! Sometimes they’re also friends (or not?) !



socialjusticekoolaid:

At the heart of Ferguson is one town’s journey to rectify the sins of inequity and oppression, but don’t undersell the significance of how the press has been abused throughout their coverage. Kudos to those who have stuck it out (except CNN; fuck CNN). #staywoke #insolidarity