hey psa!!

some people don’t physically express emotions very well! 

this means they look serious a lot of the time/don’t smile much!

it does not mean:

  • they don’t like you
  • they aren’t happy
  • they are depressed 
  • something is “wrong” with them

please don’t mock them for it or insist that they “NEED TO SMILE!!!” or assume that they must be mad at you!!

we’re perfectly fine we just don’t look like it!! stop making fun of us!! thank you!!!!!!!






On the Front Lines of a New Pacific War:

On the small, spectacular island of Jeju, off the southern tip of Korea, indigenous villagers have been putting their bodies in the way of construction of a joint South Korean–US naval base that would be an environmental, cultural and political disaster. If completed, the base would hold more than 7,000 navy personnel, plus twenty warships including US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and destroyers carrying the latest Aegis missiles—all aimed at China, only 300 miles away.

Since 2007, when the $970 million project was first announced, the outraged Tamna people of Gangjeong village have exhausted every legal and peaceful means to stop it. They filed lawsuits. They held a referendum in which 94 percent of the electorate voted against construction—a vote the central government ignored. They chained themselves for months to a shipping container parked on the main access road, built blockades of boulders at the construction gate and occupied coral-reef dredging cranes. They have been arrested by the hundreds. Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun, who was jailed for three months, said, “If the villagers have committed any crime, it is the crime of aspiring to pass their beautiful village to their descendants.”

Jeju is just one island in a growing constellation of geostrategic points that are being militarized as part of President Obama’s “Pacific Pivot,” a major initiative announced late in 2011 to counter a rising China. According to separate statements by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, 60 percent of US military resources are swiftly shifting from Europe and the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region. (The United States already has 219 bases on foreign soil in the Asia-Pacific; by comparison, China has none.) The Jeju base would augment the Aegis-equipped systems in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and the US colony of Guam. The Pentagon has also positioned Patriot PAC-3 missile defense systems in Taiwan, Japan (where the United States has some ninety installations, plus about 47,000 troops on Okinawa) and in South Korea (which hosts more than 100 US facilities).


On the island of Jeju, the consequences of the Pacific Pivot are cataclysmic. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, adjacent to the proposed military port, would be traversed by aircraft carriers and contaminated by other military ships. Base activity would wipe out one of the most spectacular remaining soft-coral forests in the world. It would kill Korea’s last pod of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and contaminate some of the purest, most abundant spring water on the planet. It would also destroy the habitats of thousands of species of plants and animals—many of which, such as the narrow-mouthed frog and the red-footed crab, are gravely endangered already. Indigenous, sustainable livelihoods—including oyster diving and local farming methods that have thrived for thousands of years—would cease to exist, and many fear that traditional village life would be sacrificed to bars, restaurants and brothels for military personnel.


The hell USA. - - stop

This needs more reblogs!



Once upon a time there was a Seattle Times columnist named Danny. Danny’s car broke down and because Danny was too “cheap” to buy a new one he decided he might like to try to ride the bus to work. Just as an experiment though, Danny knew he’d be buying a car soon enough, hey, he’s got kids to schlepp!

But guess what?! Danny didn’t like riding the bus because sometimes Danny had to stand on the bus and sometimes Danny even got passed by on the bus because it was tooooooo full! Sometime he would have to walk 4 whole blocks to make sure he got the bus. :(

And why did this happen? Is it because Seattle is the fastest growing city in the country with record-setting transit ridership who is also simultaneously defunding our bus system? Is it because Danny’s employer told everyonerepeatedly, that no one should vote for buses because driving a car is awesome? Nope!

It’s because the big bad boogeyman of Amazon-land has hired too many people! And those people don’t just get in their cars and go to work, they ride the bus, like those working in a major employment center never, ever do. Sometimes their dogs ride the bus too, and that’s bad because it reminds Danny of one time he was on vacation in a country where brown people live that brought their goats on the bus, and Danny doesn’t want Seattle to be like that!

It’s not fair that the Amazon-land has all these high paying jobs in a transit-friendly area like a downtown, because office parks belong in the car-dependent suburbs, so we shouldn’t have too many jobs from one employer in once place where other people also want to be. All that crowding of people isn’t fun when you just wanted to sit nicely on the bus for a few weeks and do the crossword while pretending to be Joe Biden on the Acela Express.

But don’t worry guys, the vewwwy scary story has a nice ending. Danny got himself a car just like he always knew he would. That’s the nice thing about being economically advantaged, you’ve got choices! It sure is sad for all the working folks who can’t just buy a new car and drive to work, or for all the folks who think that single-occupancy travel is bad for the environment and a waste of resources, but those guys can eat Danny’s Volvo dust!

Danny says he hopes the government will do something. But Danny forgot to mention that actually they are. In fact, there’s a whole proposition coming to a ballot near you in less than two months to stop things from getting catastrophically worse for transit riders. You can do something to make life easier for everyone, so no one ever has to write such a tone-deaf, out-of-touch, entitled, and ridiculous op-ed piece ever again.



There’s a teen rapist on a famous audition program in Korea (who served TWO MONTHS cause he was a teen) and my family (me my brother and mom) are having a debate about whether or not it should be allowed

The fun part is my MOM is saying he should be given a chance because “one mistake shouldn’t hold him back for the rest of his life” while me and my brother and revolted that it’s happening


Anonymous asked:

holy shit which species of cobra reach 18 feet? I have a new thing to be terrified of...






I didn’t even click the link. But goddamn, you went and searched for a video of a fifteen foot demon