“In collaboration with the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, Denver and Pueblo police forces conducted sting operations on 20 dispensaries in the two cities sending underage people as undercover agents into the dispensaries to buy weed. They were all IDed and when they failed to prove their over-21 status, every single dispensary turned them away.”—Here’s the grand discovery police made during a sting on Denver’s marijuana shops (via micdotcom)
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.”—
this reminds me–on occasion i will post a female nude painted by a woman and tag it #women paint the best nudes. an opinion i have some conviction on. invariably this will fill my dash with some nice nudes painted by men. i’m not saying male painters can’t paint. i’m saying that often the female nude as painted from the male gaze presents the subject like a sandwich. *something* for eating an object not a subject. female nudes where the subject is seen with a compassionate eye, having self-posession and strength are almost invariably painted by women.
“To know love without grasping. To know beauty without wishing ownership. To touch the essence of life within the display of forms is the purpose and meaning of human life.”—Traktung Rinpoche (via lazyyogi)
“[N]eo-liberalism has been linked with increasingly authoritarian uses of state power – at home and abroad – and with re-regulation of the economy to protect financial capital rather than the de-regulation championed by advocates of neo-liberalism.”—Gholam Khiabany at Open Democracy. New series: Liberalism in Neoliberal times - dimensions, contradictions, limits (via protoslacker)
“Very Serious People know the importance of arming the rebels, and the rebels of the rebels, and of the governments fighting the rebels, and of the random people who might just be good guys today but who knows about tomorrow, because it’s what we know how to do and our friends get rich in the process.”—Atrios at Eschaton. Surface To Air Missiles Kill People (via protoslacker)