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The United States is still a democratic republic, formally, but what that actually means in practice is increasingly in doubt — and the Hobby Lobby ruling, deeply disingenuous and sharply at odds with centuries of Anglo-American law, exemplifies how that formal reality is increasingly mocked in practice. It is a practice best described as neo-feudalism, taking power away from ordinary citizens, in all their pluralistic, idiosyncratic diversity, and handing it over to corporations and religious dictators in both the public and the private realm.

-- Hobby Lobby is ushering in an age of religious theocrats. (via makotokino)

http://salon.tumblr.com/post/91155809441/the-united-states-is-still-a-democratic-republic

theblogofaudrey:

Exactly

http://theblogofaudrey.tumblr.com/post/86870379748/exactly
http://copiloting.tumblr.com/post/90312389518

A group of Jehovah’s witnesses is going around my grandma’s neighborhood handing out information. My grandma lives in a predominantly orthodox Jewish neighborhood.

So many religious discussions

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Studio Markunpoika, run by Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika, created a series of vessels carved from hundreds of hexagon-shaped pencils glued together and carved out using a machine lathe.

Pencils are utilized when giving form to our thoughts, illustrating our wishes and ideas. They are inseparably fused with craft and arts,” writes Markunpoika. “‘Amalgamated’ is a collection which explores the relationship of a mass produces ‘tool’ and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil an object seems to go unnoticed if utilized only for their primary purpose.

More info: Website

http://darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com/post/91002650364/studio-markunpoika-run-by-finnish-designer-tuomas

samati:

skeletales:

This is unexpectedly not about make-up haha

reblogged before it was even finished.

http://skeletales.tumblr.com/post/90456438159/this-is-unexpectedly-not-about-make-up-haha

buckyupbaby:

“If I love you
is that a fact or a weapon?”

— Margaret Atwood, Power Politics: Poems

http://cptsmallass.tumblr.com/post/90180782285/if-i-love-you-is-that-a-fact-or-a-weapon
http://raincoyote.tumblr.com/post/89979694804