The great crime that begins the great fortune never truly goes away. The corruption that the great crime embeds in the great fortune is never excised because it cannot be. It can be glossed over, camouflaged in fancy legalisms, alibi-ed by politicians that the great fortune allows the great crime to sublet, or perfumed by charitable donations that spring from a river fouled centuries ago. But the great crime — and the corruption it spawned — is eternal in the great fortune. Nobody ever gets clean.

Criminal Minds by Charlie Pierce (via esquire)

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Lily and Marshall are television’s last best example of a marriage that exists more often in the real world than it does in fiction: one that melds the comfort of familiarity, the fiery joy of intoxicating love, and the slaphappy farce of life itself.

Libby Hill, "Ode to Marshall and Lily"

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Countries bombed by The United States of America in the 21st century

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Countries bombed by The United States of America in the 21st century

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The camera is shaking because I was on the verge of a panic attack the entire 9th inning. And then NO HITTER

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I question the veracity of this quotation.
-Mahatma Gandhi

I question the veracity of this quotation.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.

Juan Gonzalez - Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (via gowns)

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Rantic Marketing: 4Chan Emma Watson Leak Hoax

fieryfalcon:

Since pretty much everyone familiar with 4chan knew that this was probably a hoax, it raises questions about the credulousness of the media when dealing with Internet subcultures. Had anyone actually bothered to look at 4chan, they would have realized that this whole countdown thing was so unlike how 4chan boards operate that it was almost certainly bullshit. And lo and behold…

This NY Mag piece does in fact note that Rantic Marketing is a fake company invented by social media “pranksters,” but it buries the lede a bit

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Rantic Marketing: 4Chan Emma Watson Leak Hoax

Since pretty much everyone familiar with 4chan knew that this was probably a hoax, it raises questions about the credulousness of the media when dealing with Internet subcultures. Had anyone actually bothered to look at 4chan, they would have realized that this whole countdown thing was so unlike how 4chan boards operate that it was almost certainly bullshit. And lo and behold…

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