August 30, 2014

kissingcullens:

Sam and Steve cuddling on a hammock on their idyllic honeymoon getaway.

Steve’s phone buzzes:
Caller ID: Butthead Stark

Steve’s face falls.
Sam:  Don’t even answer it- if it was important it’d be Fury calling.

Steve: I gotta take this.
Sam: Let me.

Sam takes phone
"Talk to me. Is the world in imminent mortal peril?"

Tony: Uh, I was actually hoping to talk to-
Sam: That’s a yes or no question, dude.

Tony: …No but-

Sam: Good.  Look.  We’re on our honeymoon, and Cap’s got a loooot of consummation to do.  You know how newly-weds are; we’re gonna have to take a second vacation just to sleep.
So you can lose this number, you got me?  Cuz all Cap and Falcon are gonna be doing for the next two weeks is eachother.    

Natasha: …Sam, you’re on speaker in Avengers Tower.

Sam: You’re damn right I’m on speaker, I don’t want any of you fucking clowns calling either.  (hangs up)

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August 30, 2014
BREAKING: U.N. Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, School Segregation And 'Stand Your Ground'

thepoliticalfreakshow:

A U.N. committee urged the U.S. Friday to stop police brutality, in light of the shooting of Michael Brown that set off the riots in Ferguson, Mo.

In a news briefing Friday, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (C.E.R.D.) vice chairman Noureddine Amir said the “excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern.”

"Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Amir added. "This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."

THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED EVENT AND ILLUSTRATES A BIGGER PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES.

The U.N. panel also called for a review of the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws and for further investigation into the shooting. 

Several officers in Ferguson have been pulled off duty as a result of brutality. One, who threatened protesters with a gun, was removed earlier in August. Another, who pushed CNN’s Don Lemon during a live broadcast, has also been relieved of his duty. In all, the acts in Ferguson have led to a $41.5 million lawsuit against the Ferguson and St. Louis County police forces over civil rights abuses.

The panel isn’t the only international call    for curbing police misconduct. The New York-based International Action Center held a protest outside NYPD headquarters supporting Michael Brown. The Human rights    organization Amnesty International also sent observers to Ferguson. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commented through spokesperson Stephane Dujarric that authorities should “ensure that the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are protected… He calls on all to exercise restraint, for law enforcement officials to abide by U.S. and international standards in dealing with demonstrators.” 

Source: Shirley Li for The Wire

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August 30, 2014

Or you could find a leak of that trailer for the rest of us

IF THAT EXISTED IT WOULD BE MY FIRST CHOICE.

The best I’ve found thus far is the audio from SDCC with someone’s storyboard attached but the storyboard doesn’t have the one thing I really want to see.

(Natasha. I want to see more about Natasha.)

August 30, 2014

I am listening to every version of “Got No Strings” on iTunes to figure out which one was used in the SDCC Age of Ultron trailer.

August 30, 2014
mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

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August 30, 2014

the-life-of-bucky-barnes:

On Instagram

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August 30, 2014

THIS LOGIC PUZZLE FUCKING CHEATED I’M SO MAD I LOST THE GAME SIX TIMES BEFORE CHECKING THE BACK HOW IT’S EVEN POSSIBLE AND I’M SO ANGRY 

August 30, 2014

can I reblog this?

You can always reblog something I post unless I tag it ‘plz don’t reblog’!

Like, this is CLEARLY a work in progress, I’m not pretending I am 100% over the intellectual elitism or whatever, but I think it’s super important to be aware that even when formative texts can be helpful and great and important, they can still give you toxic ideas about society and that should be discussed? IDK. I’m bad at words-ing.

August 30, 2014

I know I spend a lot of time thinking about what the Smart Girl archetype in middle grade and young adult literature did to how I saw myself, and how I am still working to combat some of the elitism inherent in it.

If similar things aren’t discussed in the comics community wrt superhero origins, they fucking well should be.

August 30, 2014

bloodcolossus replied to your post “As much as I love Steve Rogers as a character, sometimes I wonder how…”

I wouldn’t worry so much about that attitude. Sure, it’s a message that someone could get from the material if they wanted, but they could also believe that because Steve Rogers is white, he’s automatically right. People will believe what they want.

bloodcolossus replied to your post “As much as I love Steve Rogers as a character, sometimes I wonder how…”

Also, considering what Rodgers DOES with his privilege (protect the innocent and defend justice) kind of outweighs what toxic origin some might glean.Bruce Wayne is a rich, white man who helps others less fortunate.

But that’s not my point at all at all.

What I’m saying- or at least what I’m trying to say, I may be fucking it up completely- is that this is a space that is uninviting to women, and it’s incredibly important to think about why the space is uninviting, so that we can understand it even if we can’t counteract it.

It’s impossible NOT to worry about that attitude, honestly, when we’re confronted with it day in and day out. And I’d rather think about what’s behind it than just accept it because Steve Rogers himself turned out to be a good, worthy guy.

I mean, Steve Rogers is also cool with the existence of a black Captain America, and would be first in line to get a ticket to a movie headlined by a non-white superhero. If Steve Rogers lived in our world he would probably right this very minute be painting a classy sign arguing for Janet Van Dyne to not be fridged in Ant-Man to hold up at ComicCon. I’m not really concerned about what Steve Rogers does with his privilege. I’m concerned about what readers with the same privilege assume about themselves when they see him, subconsciously or not, and what that does to the community as a result.

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