abandonedography:

Wisconsin family discovers fully-stocked fallout shelter in their back yard 50 years after it was installed at the height of the Cold War.

For more than a decade after they moved into their house in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Zwick family knew they had a Cold War bunker in their backyard. 

It was not until 2010 that anyone thought to open the heavy steel hatch, climb down the ladder and explore the 8-foot-by-10-foot chamber that the home’s previous owner had built to protect his family from a nuclear attack. 

Floating in five feet of water that had seemed into the bunker were sealed U.S. Army boxed packed with all of the supplies a family would need to survive two weeks underground.

(via Dailymail)

“As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”

That’s an actual quote from an open letter to the parents of victims of the mass shooting in California, written by an actual human being.

Specifically, it’s Samuel Wurzelbacher (who was briefly and bizarrely famous as Joe the Plumber) … just doing whatever he can to keep the checks rolling in by providing ill-informed commentary on issues of the day. When it comes to political commentary from people who are famous for no discernable reason, I think we’d do just as well to ask Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton to write about gun control and unspeakable tragedy because I suspect they wouldn’t write anything nearly so odious as Wurzelbacher has.

Luckily, Adam Weinstein looks at the bigger picture behind this radicalized plumber’s reaction to an aggrieved father’s statement about guns, politics, and the NRA:

There’s something refreshingly honest in Joe’s acknowledgement that this tragedy is all about him. It’s the reductio ad absurdum of an ethos that’s obsessed with the self and the self’s freedom without a concomitant empathy for other selves and their freedoms. Joe’s rant illuminates quite starkly how the right-libertarian absolutist interpretation of individual rights comes into direct conflict with the lives of his fellow countrymen and their children. To talk of responsibilities is to water down a right, and we cannot do that, no matter what the cost!

In this sense, Wurzelbacher is the (loud)mouthpiece for a fairly sizeable group of citizens and he nicely/horrifyingly captures the way they view their rights, namely completely free of duties or responsibilities.

(via kohenari)

(Source: donotlink.com, via bobbycaputo)

shonilane:

thatfriendlyblackguy:

pussybow:

same shit, different decade. 😒

oh shit

But, folks wanna act like this is new…

shonilane:

thatfriendlyblackguy:

pussybow:

same shit, different decade. 😒

oh shit

But, folks wanna act like this is new…

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spires:

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Speak English!: Racist Revolt As Coca-Cola Airs Multilingual 'America the Beautiful' SuperBowl Ad


publicshaming:

During the SuperBowl, the Coca-Cola Company aired a commercial to promote their brand as every other mega corporation who has a few million dollars to blow on a 30 to 60 seconds of television airtime. It was a nice commercial titled “It’s Beautiful” in which American people did American things…

Now I have to go like Coke even though I don’t drink it.

finneykrock441:

 In the early days of the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed and John Cale had a day job playing Batman and Robin at birthday parties.

finneykrock441:

 In the early days of the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed and John Cale had a day job playing Batman and Robin at birthday parties.

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supruntu:

Sebastião Salgado

supruntu:

Sebastião Salgado

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