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“If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?”

“I am now taking off all my disguises and letting the world know my true identity as a woman.”

Joss Whedon ft. The Avengers

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criminalwisdom:

How Memes Became the Best Weapon Against Chinese Internet Censorship»

China’s censors are blocking words like “today” and “June 4” from social media as part of the country’s yearly chore to block any reference to the anniversary to the Tiananmen Square massacre 24 years ago. And though the Chinese are running a sophisticated and tight censorship ship, they’re having a bit harder time blocking memes. Yes memes. 

Read more. [Images: Weibo]

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GOP Report Warns Of Party’s Apocalypse With Young Voters

Uncommitted young voters may not be enamored with the Democratic Party but they have a terrible opinion of the GOP.

“In the focus group research conducted in January 2013,” the report said, “the young ‘winnable’ Obama voters were asked to say what words came to mind when they heard ‘Republican Party.’ The responses were brutal: closed-minded, racist, rigid, old-fashioned.”

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voltaireon:

I know you all miss your IMA and we finally have an announcement for all of you!

I Made America is a finalist at the Austin TV Film Festival and will be pitching their idea for the next step in IMA this weekend! 

Here is the original post announcement from the creator, Marc!

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gif taken from: here because it was applicable

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Hang out with Ben Franklin Alexander Hamilton and John Adams in Austin!

marcmuszynski:

Things have been quiet for a bit, but we’re actually still hard at work figuring out how to have a Season 2 of I Made America (and get James Madison back!). One opportunity that came up is the Austin TV Festival, where I Made America is a Finalist. We’ll be pitching the show to a bunch of producers/execs with the chance of sharing it with TV studios and networks later. As long shots go, it’s a very long one, but we wanted you guys to know that we’re still working.

Also if anyone is in Austin and wants to come to the pitch event, support I Made America, and see 9 other really cool pitches, we would love to see you!

Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams will be there too! Tickets are a bit pricey, so let us know if you can’t get in. We’ll come meet you outside after the pitch.

June 9 from 10-12am at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel.

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drarryonmywaywardson:

SO I SAW ONE OF MY KITTENS CLIMBING A TREE TODAY AND SORT OF FREAKED OUT AND WENT TO GO GET IT

THEY’RE NESTING

IN A NEST

I DON’T THINK THEY KNOW THEY’RE CATS

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“But think about the [Great] Depression. That was before there was any welfare state at all. How many people starved? No one.”

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Fox’s Jon Stossel advocating cuts to social welfare programs because “no one starved” during the Great Depression. To this, Steve Doocy responds, “right, good point.”

The number of cases of starvation in New York City alone increased from 20 in 1931 to 110 in 1934.

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Oh my God I can’t even…

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I HAVE WAITED MY WHOLE LIFE FOR THIS GIFSET

#that meat lady was the real national treasure

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nycedc:

New EIU Report Projects New York to Continue to Reign as Most Competitive City in 2025

A new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report, “Hot Spots 2025: Benchmarking the Future Competitiveness of Cities,” commissioned by Citi, reveals that New York City is expected to continue to be the most competitive city globally in 2025.

The city leads in a number of competiveness categories in the report, and is among the most competitive in terms of financial maturity, institutional character and economic strength. Released at the New Cities Summit in São Paulo, the report forecasts the competitiveness of 120 cities in 2025 based on their projected ability to attract capital, business, talent and tourists.

“The Economist Intelligence Unit continues to recognize New York City’s place at the forefront of the global economy, and that’s a testament to the ingenuity of hard-working New Yorkers, as well as the efforts our Administration has made to diversify the city’s economy. There are currently more private sector jobs in New York City than at any point in our history, further proof that New York City has firmly established itself as a national leader in economic recovery.” 

- Mayor Bloomberg

Globally, New York and London are expected to be the world’s two most competitive cities in 2025, while Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo rank third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. As the top movers in the Index, São Paulo, Incheon and Mumbai are forecast to surge in global competitiveness between 2012 and 2025. Read more on NYCEDC’s blog.