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a PSA

  • Cannon: a big gun thing that goes boom
  • Canon: official storyline from creator that makes your heart go boom
  • Both destroy ships.

wiinterquay:

#NINE #NINE had the best lines

Re tags from the previous poster: Moffat wrote The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances. So those awsum lines? Moffat.

This is why the Moffat hate amuses me so much. All the RTD ppl are like, “look at RTD eps like The Empty Child, and Don’t Blink and The Silence in the Library! Look at River and Captain Jack! Moffat couldn’t have written as awsum as that!!@!$#@!$!”

Except of course, Moffat wrote those eps, and created those characters.

gallifrey-feels:

i-have-been-johnlocked:

superwhoavengelockandme:

littleartemis:

the-banana-paradox:

oftortoises:

ok as much as otps are great can we just take a moment to appreciate brotps because just think about it. you’re just saying “wow i really love their friendship and the fact that they are friends and i think those two folks being friends is just great”

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a pattern

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The Hero and the Ginger

Holy SHIT

You forgot

(Source: alec-scudder)

Anyone call a doctor?

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:
 
“Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …” and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead “the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
 
To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.

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US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study | Common Dreams

If we had a truly independent and adversarial press in my country, this would be a big news story, but they still haven’t found that plane, so … whaddayagonnado right?

(via wilwheaton)

Umm…no shit, Sherlock. Only idiots who’ve never studied law and civics think the US is a democracy. It’s a representative republic. Also, oligarchy != tyranny. That’s just ignorant.

Our founding fathers were brilliant men, who realized one of the greatest problems with democracies is that you get the tyranny of both the majority, and the minority. The tyranny of the majority most people understand, but the tyranny of the minority is not something most people get. It’s simple: when you have a democracy, you always end up getting multiple political parties. These multiple parties end up all being elected to the legislative branch. In order to have any sort of law, if there isn’t a party that has >50% of the seats, they must make a coalition government in order to govern. This means that tiny, minority special interest parties get power well beyond what they ought to. Now, imagine if this was the US, and the GOP splits into the standard GOP and the tea party. What happens if the GOP gets 40% of the house, Dems get 35%, and tea party gets 25%. That means the GOP would form a coalition government with the tea party, and the tea party would, by and large, control the legislative agenda, even though they only have 25% of the seats. Hence, tyranny of the minority.

The other advantage of the 2-party, representative republic we have is that it is inherently conservative, which makes it, in the long-term, inherently more stable than a pure democracy. Just like the system of checks and balances most kids learn about, congress-judiciary-executive, the 2-party system acts as a checks and balances on itself. Change never happens too fast, as rapid changes are one of the major causes of discontent, and revolution. Sure, it pisses ppl off, but I’d rather have a government that I know will still be around, and not have to worry about revolution.

If we were not a representative republic, civil rights would have never happened, FDR’s social reforms would have been voted down in Congress, and we’d likely not have an African American president, because conservative white males were the vast majority of voters during that whole time.

thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

My favorite thing about when people point out that Khan was whitewashed in STID is when people say “But Ricardo Montalban was white!!11!!!1!!!” because

A) he most certainly was not considered a white man in 1960s America

and

B) that still would not excuse casting a white man as Khan Noonien Singh.

TRUTH!

TRUTH!

Salt Lake FanXperience is this week!
Check us out in booth #1000, near both the entrance and registration.

Salt Lake FanXperience is this week!

Check us out in booth #1000, near both the entrance and registration.

WHELP, THERE GOES MY FRIDAY! =(((((

WHELP, THERE GOES MY FRIDAY! =(((((

luciawestwick:

do you remember the scene where Steve shows page from his notebook with all the things he missed while he’d been napping? so, this page is different for Russia. here it is

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moreover, I found another 7 versions.

US page

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UK list

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version for South Korea

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page for France 

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Italian version

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Mexican one

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list for Spain

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quite interesting, isn’t it? let me know if there are other versions)

update! Australian list (via idkvader)

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Update №2! page for Brazilia. (via doctorwhoses)

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What I’m getting from this is that Thai food, Star Wars/Trek, Nirvana, and Rocky are universal constants?