STOP DISNEY FROM TRADEMARKING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! I am signing this petition to stop Walt Disney from appropriating and exploiting Mexican religion and culture.Dia de los Muertos is a religious observance during which people, and particularly native peoples, in Mexico, the United States, and abroad, honor ancestors and loved ones who have died. This important religious, spiritual, and cultural observance pre-dates the invasion of Mexico by the Spanish. We celebrate and honor our deceased loved ones by making altars and placing offerings of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempaxochitl, and offering prayers and the smoke of copal.
an article about this in case you’re itching for a quick source, there’s also some posted with the petitition
I am surprised that Disney went that far… that’s pretty far. Guess I should know not to be surprised by now…
for those who are being complete idiots and jerks about this. It’s NOT that Disney is securing the film title of “Dia De Los Muertos” I really could give two fucks if that was the case. It’s that Disney is TRYING TO SECURE RIGHTS TO EVERYTHING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS RELATED.
That is fucked up on soooooo many levels. It’s not their holiday and it’s not a trademark to them.
Please reblog and spread the word.
yeah read the articles ya’ll… it is not about just getting a movie title.
(And you know Disney is a major oligopoly member that is willing to trademark the hell out of everything. See: Seal Team 6.)
This is absolutely despicable, jfc.
- HuffPo. article
- Stitch Kingdom has a pretty comprehensive list of areas Disney is aiming to acquire rights to: Education and entertainment services, clothing, footwear and headwear, toys, games and playthings, and various foods. (It’s unlikely they will follow through with say, DdlM eggs, but they are certainly covering their appropriation bases.)
- SCPR article.
On Wednesday DC publishes Batman, Inc. #8. They’ve been suggesting LCS buy more copies. They’ve been hyping it. They’ve had solicits teasing it.
How bad will it be? Should you put them on the shelf with Batman #428 and Batman #633?
Wonder no more because DC has given the exclusive to the NY Post. And interestingly there’s a little bit there that suggests there may be another piece of news coming up.
Don’t click if you don’t want to know. Don’t click.
fuck this shit
are you fucking serious I JUST BECAME INVESTED ARE YOU KIDDING ME DC
No, don’t ignore this.
This affects every one of you in the U.S.
Take a single moment to reblog this dammit. We stopped it last time by public outcry, we can do it again.
oh my god you guys it’s back. Reblog the shit out of this
it’s really hard to be a feminist and see all this misogynist bullshit everywhere posted by your friends a lot of the time and to want to explain to them that they are being sexist without making them hate you
I legitimately need to just step back because the reactions in the tag are going to give me a rage stroke. There is so much anti-sj, so much privilege, so much pro-injustice, so much use of mental acrobatics, so much it’s just a joooke he’s only poking fun at the fandommmm, so much RACE DOESN’T MATTER DON’T YOU SEE GUISE?!1! HUSSIE HAS SHOWN THE WAY that I can not.
Like, I completely understand why everyone hates this fandom. Surfaces fans and casual fans and even a certain speshul sub-fandom of non-asshole fans are funtimes good times hooray, but there is a section, A HUGE FUCKING SECTION, the majority, that’s either willfully ignorant with no intention of changing, or actively abusive and racist and pro-injustice.
And our dear Homestuck creator.
Hussie has, as long as I have paid attention to the fandom, given his shitty racist asshole fans nothing but reasoning and incentive to to be shitty racist assholes through and through. Each and every fan who digs the idea of varied skintones or multiple races represented is pretty much the butt of that ~*upd8 joke*~, and that is nothing but giftwrapped ammo for racist fucking assholes. As per usual.
As if PoC fans/supporters didn’t feel unwelcome enough to begin with.
And for a webcomic that’s so fascinating [ymmv] and shaking up uses of multimedia [ymmv] it belongs to one of the most backward thinking, status quo adhering creators [and fandoms] ever.
Hussie is creative/talented/pioneering [ymmv], but he is also [rather, first and foremost] an insensitive privileged irresponsible problematic massive asshole.
And I feel nothing but sorry for the non-shitty, non-racist Homestuck fans tied to the disastrously fucked up fandom.
ugh just saw the update
homestuck why do you hurt me in this way
I, like many others, am only now learning of the horrific crime(s) in Steubinville, Ohio.
“In August of 2012, a 16 year old girl incurred the wrath of her ex-boyfriend and he initiated a revenge that resulted in her being unconscious, dragged from party to party, and being stripped, subject to rape, forced oral copulation, sodomy and being urinated on by multiple people. A 12 minute video was recorded and posted via social media. The police have since “lost” this video. (Please note that this pathetic excuse for a man now attends Ohio State University on a scholarship.)
During this assault, witnesses made light of the incident and posted pictures to instagram, and joked, along with “play by play” accounts on twitter. One such example was “No one sleeps through a wang in the butt.” A small number of tweets have been preserved in various news articles, but there were a great deal more than is currently being shown.
The girl who originally tried to preserve the evidence in screenshots has been sued for defamation and her posted evidence has since been taken down. Three others are also being sued for defamation.
Recently, there was a hearing for two teen athletes, where they are being held, without bail, for rape, though the kidnapping charges have been dropped. Overwhelming community support showed up, including school officials, were in the courtroom FOR THE RAPISTS. This is where it gets bad.
The coach, the volunteer coach, and many people in the community are blaming gang rape of an unconscious girl on the girl, herself. No one is coming forward to help law enforcement. The local prosecutor’s son is on the football team.
This is not an isolated incident. More girls have come forward, including a 14 year old girl. Even worse, one of the official’s email accounts has a number of pictures of young girls in various compromising positions, demonstrating that this has happened many times before and is accepted within this community.
Worse, the people who did this have been referring to themselves as “RAPE CREW.”
There are multiple conflicts of interest in their local justice system and they have paid out a number of settlements for police misconduct. Corruption is rampant as a result of these conflicts of interest, and many people in local government, along with school officials have been making a concerted effort to cover this up.” (distonanced)
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
I’ve been watching interviews and reports on the rapes occurring in New Delhi with disgust, and now I find that a town in the United States has the SAME mindset - that it was the woman’s fault - that the men shouldn’t be dishonored or punished for what they have done…
I just quit. I am sickened.
If you want more in-depth information, please visit:
Facts posted have been cross checked by anonymous locals.
SIGN THE PETITION to have everyone involved by processed by juvenile court so real justice can be had:
This needs more damn notes.
I know we’ve been having a good time on the dash, but I NEED like everyone to boost the hell out of this, please?
I really don’t understand why more people aren’t angry about this. This is a working link: sign petition
SIGNAL BOOSTING AGAIN. THE WORKING LINK TO THE PETITION HAS BEEN ADDED. SIGN IT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A US CITIZEN, JUST LEAVE THE ZIP CODE BLANK.
(Taken from NotBadCosplay)
Edit: This is not a discussion about how “stupid” these girls were to fall for a scam like this. It’s about it even happening. Whether or not anyone fell for this scam, it doesn’t matter. IT WAS STILL THE GOAL. In the case that a girl is sexually harassed in a real life situation, do you say, “WELL YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN DUMB”. No. So don’t do it over this. I have not seen evidence that anyone removed their clothes, but the fact that it was even asked for them to is messed up and insulting
It has come to my attention that recently there has been a scam going around, targeting female cosplayers who tend to wear sexier costumes. The user has been contacting cosplayers on different social media websites, tumblr, facebook, and deviantart included, stating they were from Cosplay.com and went as far as to use the site logo. They requested video interviews via skype, and according to people who were targeted, the user that was interviewing these cosplayers didn’t use sound or video during said interview.
Now, here’s where it becomes insulting to every single female cosplayer in the community.
At the end of the interview, the cosplayers were given a quiz on their character. If you got a question wrong, you had to take off an article of clothing.
I’m furious. This is another targeted attack on the female cosplay community, where people don’t believe attractive female cosplayers know anything about their characters
They attempted to make female cosplayer look stupid and like attention whores. I am absolutely insulted for every single female in the community who has had to deal with this!
The fact that so many cosplayers who were legitimately excited about giving an interview while dressed as a character they love, in a costume they hand crafted were fooled by someone who just wanted to try to make us look bad? No. This is not okay. Female cosplayers are targeted enough as “sluts”, “whores”, “not true nerds”, and have repeatedly been sexually harassed by men in the community who think they’re better nerds
The scammer had their deviantart removed, so I cannot track them down, but I know more than one cosplayer who was scammed and is absolutely mortified.
NOT BAD COSPLAY WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS. THE COMMUNITY WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS. If anyone every makes you feel uncomfortable during an interview, you leave that interview. You should never be told to take anything off. You should never be made to feel like you’re being sexualized, harassed, stalked, scammed, or anything else.
Here is the thread to report incidences, screen caps, etc about experiencing this event to coscom: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=309404
If anyone would like to come to me with their account of what happened, either anonymous or not, you can email me at NotBadCosplay@gmail.com
If any videos of this end up showing up on the internet, I can promise NotBadCosplay and its followers will team together to make sure they are brought down. This sort of attack on the community is not acceptable. We are people. We love the characters we dress as. We love making and wearing costumes. We don’t to it to be oggled, sexualized, harassed, or bullied. PERIOD.
Shiros note: Thank you NotBadCosplay for sharing this. You are my fav blog here, and we need to get the word spread. You can read the full thing here
This is really messed up. Followers please reblog and spread the message.
uuuurgh this is so fucked up
Following the publication of a list of the “Comics Power 100” a few weeks ago the lack of women led to a post of 10 women who could/should have been on the list. Among them:
Gail Simone, creator DC Comics - Beyond being a strong creator, Simone has a passionate fan base that will follow her from book to book. As the creator of Women in Refrigerators she’s considered a thought leader on gender in comics. Do you really think that DC would have gotten rid of Oracle as easily if Simone hadn’t been attached to Batgirl? Most recently Simone showed her clout by raising over $117K on Kickstarter for a creator owned comic, Leaving Megalapolis.
That’s just my opinion, of course. And we all know how much a woman’s opinion on comics is valued. At least three feminazi’s, two crazies and one or two “hysterical fangirls”!
But that statement about getting rid of Oracle for Batgirl is not opinion and is absolutely true. DC has made many controversial decisions over the years but that one? Breaking their promise to readers? Getting rid of their most prominent physically challenged character? That was a hugely controversial one. But putting Simone on the book mitigated a lot of the issues. And DC absolutely knew that.
So in the bizarro world that is DC Comics:
- Despite Batgirl selling the best of any of their female led books in the new 52 in according to the lastest sales charts.
- Despite the book receiving many accolades including from the New York Times (although the book had its detractors as well - welcome to comics).
- And despite the fact it sold as well as, or in the latest sales chart, books starring Nightwing, Red Robin and Red Hood, the Holy Trinity of former boy Robins
DC canned Gail Simone from said Batgirl book (by email to boot) (but probably with a :( in it too.)
Writers get bounced off books all the time in comics. But usually there’s a reason - and that reason is usually because of sales or because the writer doesn’t agree with where the editors and management want to take the book.
(And for the speculation that being outspoken on social media and having vocal detractors is a gig killer at DC … if that were true how do you explain one of the newest lead writers on the Trinity?)
Given the sales on Batgirl it would seem that wasn’t the issue. So is it the other?
Probably? From what I’ve read and been told, DC’s editors and publishers have their fingers deep into every book. The litany editorial mandates about the most minute things that have been passed down to writers over the past two years is boggling - everything from what weapons a character can use, to last minute name changes (and unnamed changes) and, of course, the outright refusal to allow creators to use certain characters. George Perez has publicly discussed his experience. So did others like Liefeld and Rozum. There are others who haven’t gone public but their stories are just as disheartening.
It’s almost as if some of these books are successes in spite of DC. That’s a scary idea.
The saddest part of this incident with Simone is that DC treated one of their biggest cheerleaders like this. She’s a vocal supporter of the DC line and promoted the hell out of new 52. She’s constantly promoting comics and the shop owners who drive the business.
But she is also quick to criticize DC around their treatment of women, people of color and LGBQT. You know, the folks that DC and comics has historically ignored or had issues with.
Let’s hope Simone’s treatment, especially a week after Karen Berger announced she is leaving, is not a signal that dudebro train is getting ready to leave the DC station once again (especially after the glacier melting a bit around targeting female readers sited last week).
However, if you’re not on that train, I’m hard pressed to think why you wouldn’t feel a bit concerned about DC Comics.
Today there’s one less female creator on a book at DC despite DC saying they “heard” the concerns from readers after the train wreck around gender at SDCC. And it’s the one who had the biggest seat at the DC writer’s table and the biggest voice about the treatment of female and other under represented characters.
Definitely very concerning.
Yep. It’s just as bad as we thought.
- Kristen Stewart as Ky
- Garret Hedlund as Kaneda
- Helena Bonham-Carter as Lady Miyako
- Ken Watanabe as The Colonel
Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel.
Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.
Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.
Did they really just cast everyone white then went ahead and cast the villain Asian.
Did they really.
Damnit Hollywood, we’ve talked about this
The internet has been abuzz since the British website UK Progressive released a report on how a retired NSA analyst Michael Duniho had gone over the Arizona GOP Primary Results from earlier this year and discovered widespread GOP election fraud through what can be called an electronic fingerprint. He found that when you break down the primary results in to their component precincts, and then compare the percentage of each candidate and how much they gained per precinct, a pattern appeared:
The larger the district, the larger Mitt Romney’s percentage, in a smooth line.
This is statistically improbable to occur even in one election. What he discovered is that this is not a one time fluke at all. Instead, he found the tell-tale signature of electronic manipulation.
He took this data, and compared it to other Arizona elections. He found the same signature, signaling a shifting of votes away from multiple candidates and towards one particular candidate, a Republican candidate, or in this case, the Republican leadership’s preferred candidate. Using this model, and comparing it, you find this same pattern happening in other elections. In this paper from Francois Choquette and James Johnson, they find the same patterns in other races, such as the special election to replace former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords:
The election for Giffords was such a landslide for the Democratic candidate that even this tactic of shifting votes around was insufficient to overcome the true vote counts, but it is clear that the fix was in. The tabulation machines were subtracting votes from the Democrat, adding them to the Republican And in race after race in Arizona, the same fix is found going back to 2006.
Vote counts should never go down.
You do not go to the polls and “unvote” for one or more candidates to take votes away from them; you vote for a single candidate, your vote is added to the total they have already received, and their votes increase. Vote counts should either hold steady or go up. When vote counts go down, it indicates fraud. Full stop.
When you expand your search, looking for this pattern, investigation reveals that this vote tampering was not just restricted to Arizona.
When one examines comparisons of primaries nationwide, you will note that the same pattern is found. It is statistically improbable for this pattern to happen in even a single race. To have it happen in every primary race in states with Republican leadership? A statistical impossibility.
When these reports first came out, we went over the numbers instead of just rushing in with the story. The numbers are clear as day. The fix is in all across the country, and it is restricted to states run by Republicans. This kind of manipulation can only be done subtly: votes are not shifted more than 10%.
The reason why the fraud is so easy to spot when you examine the primaries is because the tampering was not restricted to stealing votes from one specific competitor, but from several, which increased the rate of shift as the voting population increased. The large Republican primary base becomes the scam’s undoing. The computerized manipulation algorithm leaves a fingerprint easy to identify; all such things do…and now we know what to look for.
To show how the manipulation works, here is a sample of the Ohio primary breakdown:
- In Mercer County, a total of 383 people voted in the Republican primary. Of those, 42% voted for Santorum, while 30% voted for Romney.
- In Highland County, 5,590 people voted, 39% for Santorum and 31% for Romney.
- Now examine the results from larger Ashtabula County, with its 8,932 voter turnout: it shows that Santorum suddenly dropped to 35% while Romney’s votes climbed to 33%.
- In the largest, Montgomery County, with its 56,283 voter turnout, Romney’s vote tally suddenly zoomed up to 38%, and Santorum’s tally dropped to a distant 31%.
These results have been verified by cross-checking with the election results numbers posted on the Ohio Secretary of State‘s website. For the above charts, Choquette and Johnson also used Wisconsin‘s election results information by precinct, district and ward.
For once, the Tea Party is correct: there is fraud afoot. But it is not dead people voting, it’s not non-citizens voting or people trying to impersonate other voters. It’s not voter fraud, it is election fraud. The election fraud going on is this: votes are being stolen by manipulating electronic voting machines to take votes from one or more candidates to benefit whomever someone (the vote counter?) has decided should win. This lucky candidate is always a Republican. State after state, case after case, the Republicans are clearly committing widespread, systematic election fraud.
The Republicans who are actively encouraging voter disenfranchisement–such as their insistent pushes for Voter I.D. laws and threats to send brigades of partisan “observers” (like True The Vote) to hassle, harass and hover over legitimate voters in polling places–are setting us all up. It is just a ruse. The real fix is already in place. The moves for Voter I.D. are to give a plausible cover story if or when their Chosen One, against all odds and against the polled predictions, wins. They will use all the confusion about voting guidelines, rules and laws to explain away why the polls are supposedly “wrong” yet again. Why not have everyone blame Voter I.D.-related confusion or “bad” polling data instead of examining the real culprits at the scene of the crime: scores of electronic voting machines that can be easily manipulated?
Guess what? This election fraud is not new!
Documents released to the court detail how the Republicans rigged the 2004 election, in an operation fronted by former Republican operative Mike Connell. A letter released from the Justice Department discusses how Karl Rove had prepared to set up Connell to take the sole blame for the election tampering, and also reveals that the DOJ felt that Connell’s life was being threatened. Mike Connell did, in fact, die in a plane crash shortly after his deposition was given to the court but before he could be brought in to testify in person. Accidents do happen, but it was very convenient timing, would you not agree?
Using this electronic trail, it is possible to reconstruct the actual vote tallies, and therefore determine how many votes were shifted. You can see how vote counts were subtracted from several candidates and then added to the chosen one–Mitt Romney’s–tally:
Examining the final vote tally, it is clear: Romney did not win the Republican nomination at all.
He had lost the nomination to Rick Santorum. Romney is now in a position where he can never know if he could have won honestly, because the entire race has been dishonest from the beginning. Even if Mitt Romney is declared the winner on Election Day in November, and even if vote counts seem to back that up (at least before the results are examined for more of this vote fraud and outright theft), his administration should forever be considered illegitimate.
The Republican party is no longer in touch with American values. It has turned to these tactics in order to retain power, and if you have to cheat and lie to win, then perhaps your cherished conservative policies, talking points and plans are not truly popular with the majority of Americans, no matter how fervently you wish you could force them on everyone.
If Mitt Romney wants to ever have a shed of legitimacy ever again in his life, he must disavow these tactics, and he and his running mate should stop running for President immediately. Vote tampering and election fraud is not acceptable in a free society. If the Republican party does not distance themselves from this, it is an admission that this is how they intend to win: fraud and theft, all while pretending that in-person voting fraud–the ONLY kind of fraud that voter I.D. legislation could ever address–is the real problem and claiming, without any evidence whatsoever, that “Democrats do the same thing.”
One final thought: which political party is throwing tantrums over the possibility that impartial U.N. observers will monitor the November election to endure that there is no fraud or voter intimidation? It’s not the Democrats.
This needs way more notes.
my county is
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am going to die
Here are also A list of vulnerabilities in electronic voting machines that a friend of mine linked as well as one over the GOP Party linked above