I demand a recount.

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Access to education is definitely a class issue. We all know that there is a strong link between class and race. It is evident that there is a culture around depriving working class and poor people of color from services that provide adequate living and social capital. This government is so racist that they are willing to spend more money and uphold a bureaucracy for access to education than to simply spend less and have it be universal for all, including poor and working class people of color. SMH


A herpetologist tagging snakes made this bizarre find: a centipede died as it was eating it’s way out of the snake that ate it. Article here.

Weird news and oddities at Cult of Weird



Just in case you weren’t on the moon last night. This is what earth looked like from the moon’s perspective 



"Daenerys" - Illustration by samspratt

Finally finished. Had a little too much fun painting all that loose, whispy, wooshy, hair. Now right back to the art cave to continue research on a poster I’m particularly excited about.

The “Terminator” franchise proposes a future in which humans are fighting against Sky Lab, an Artificial Intelligence. At least that’s what the humans think they are fighting. An alternative way to think about this future, is that there is no Artificial Intelligence. Instead, the elites have separated themselves from the proletariat and have begun a genocidal war against them using killer drones. Which future is more likely? A menacing singularity or a group of resistance fighters being hunted down by drones from an unknown enemy? I imagine that it must feel a lot like the latter in Afghanistan. Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future.

Talking at the Movies: Drones

"Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future."

Wow. Just wow.

Really great blog, glad I followed over to have a root around.

(via actuallyexistingbarbarism)

This was a reason why I distrusted transhumanists. Now, I’m realizing, to my horror, that for some, the Singularity is here.

(via tariqk)


why does gasoline smell so good

In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)