Welcome to the second installment of our government transparency report, where we explain in (hopefully not boring) detail the government requests we receive for account information, and how we respond to those requests.
How many requests? From January to June 2014, we provided information—either user data or blog content—for 84% of the requests made, covering 199 blog URLs. This represents approximately 0.00010% of all blogs on Tumblr. Not a huge number, but this is about full disclosure, no matter what the scale.
Also in this report: some emerging trends in the data, and some information about our improved user notice policy. Plus: a few additional gems to keep you fully educated about when the government is requesting your information, and what we’re doing to defend your rights.
We take the privacy of your information seriously, as you know, and we’ll be auditing ourselves twice a year from here on out. Look for our next report in early 2015.
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"I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — George H. W. Bush as Vice-president, during a presidential campaign function (2 Aug 1988), commenting on the Navy warship USS Vincennes having shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in a commercial air corridor on July 3, killing 290 civilians, as quoted in “Perspectives”, the quote of the week section of Newsweek (15 August 1988)
(via mondralala)Source: the-flame-imperishable
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Instead of arguing and becoming aggressively rude towards a woman who disapproves being a feminist and equality. Ask her: “Why?” Educate the unknowing.
I love how this post just assumes that…
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"The average prison sentence of men who kill their women partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their male partners are sentenced on average to 15 years. This is despite the fact that 86% of female offenders kill in self-defense, while males are most likely to kill out of possessiveness (82%), abuse (75%) and during arguments (63%). Women are eight times more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner."
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A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.
She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.
and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.
(via noneedtofit)Source: New York Daily News
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This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!
(via mondralala)Source: futomato
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Oh my god
Wow, fuck you, Dominos.
When will people stop pretending that the animals killed for them were happy and healthy like the animals on milk cartons and cheese packages? -_-
I KNOW I JUST SAW THIS YESTERDAY ITS FUCKED UP
But isn’t it about the CHEESE which does NOT require killing the animals? Isn’t that what the box is thanking them for?
Cows farmed for their milk have to be impregnated each year to produce milk. The male calves are the babies killed for veal. When the cows who have undergone a constant cycle of forced pregnancy, birth and forced separation from calf, and milking are just five years old, they are killed. They could live another two decades. All “dairy cows” are eventually killed for meat, as are their calves. Until then, they lead a life of suffering and anguish and do not willingly “give their milk to humans in the name of cheese.”
not a vegan, but dominos made a shit marketing move
*eyes roll so hard that I die*
This is tumblr for you. Dominos just wanted to be “cute” and of course, the cry babies come out.
still, they should’ve known there would’ve been backlash
Doesn’t really matter what they do, there will always be “backlash” for everything by people on the internet.
that’s why pizza hut makes the smart move and stays quiet
There is literally a ride at Hersheypark and it has singing cows talking about delicious chocolate and milk and stuff and nobody seems to complain about that. Where are all the crybabies now?
eh, not everyone gets hit by backlash
they dodged the bullet
i am probably a bad person for finding this funny.
Not going to deny the treatment of animals in mass farming is pretty damn awful, but a constant cycle of pregnancy is exactly what animals go through in the wild. I don’t imagine that traumatises them much.
"I don’t imagine that traumatises them much."
Just to be super clear, because I know there isn’t always a lot of information out there about the farming of cows for milk and that it took me a real long time to figure it all out:
A cow is born. She won’t reach sexual maturity until a few years later, but when she is just one year old, she has a metal rod and human arm inserted into her anus that deposits ejaculate from a bull into her uterus. This process is artificial insemination and it is similar to how artificial insemination occurs in humans. There are two big differences though: the human being impregnated knows what is going on and the human being impregnated has consented to this procedure. The cow has no idea why someone has an arm up her ass and she is constrained because she is freaking out.
After nine months of pregnancy, the cow gives birth, just like a human. The only difference is her baby is so large from human selective breeding she’ll often need someone there to help literally pull the calf out of her. She then wants to groom her newborn, to have her newborn nurse from her. Instead, within hours of birth, the calf is forcefully taken from her. She may be stunned. She’ll often cry out, sometimes for hours. Sometimes she cries so much and so loudly that neighbors hear her and call the police. The calf has been taken away because they would drink their mother’s milk and then there wouldn’t be as much for humans to sell and make money off of.
The calf, if male, will be placed in a tiny crate—called a veal crate—and be killed four months later. If the calf is female, she’ll be placed in a similar structure until she’s one and can be impregnated for the first time.
The baby cow who has just given birth to a baby cow and is mourning that separation is then hooked up to a machine and has her milk pumped out of her. After two months of this, she’ll be impregnated again, and will continue being milked for the duration of her pregnancy. And guess what happens when she gives birth? THE SAME FUCKING THING ALL OVER AGAIN.
When she’s about five, she’s considered “spent,” meaning her body is so exhausted from this that keeping her around isn’t profitable. She could live another 20 years, but they kill her the same way they kill every other cow and turn her into “cheap dairy beef.” 1 in 4 of these cows will be pregnant when they’re killed!
So, yeah, being upset about all this and about the depiction of cows as consenting, happy individuals who love to be exploited for the milk they’ve produced for their stolen newborn… it doesn’t make somebody a “crybaby.” It makes somebody a person with a conscience.
Taken the fuck DOWN. Thank you veganigans.
(via mondralala)Source: vegan-vulva
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Does your boyfriend or brother spend a lot of money on skin and hair care products? Does your dad spend much time at the hairdresser or beautician?
In your city’s daily paper do most of the political news items feature women? Are most of the stories in the business section written by and about women? Is there a special ‘Men’s Section’ filled with celebrity gossip, fashion and beauty tips?
When you watch a big sporting event on TV, are the athletes usually women? When you watch female sporting teams are there hot guys in tiny outfits cheering for them on the sidelines?
Do girls you know talk openly about getting off while watching porn? Do they boast about their sexual conquests?
When you’re at the food court, do your female friends happily gobble down a large burger and fries combo while your male friends pick at a salad and sip diet coke?
Do the majority of the fathers you know spend most of their time at home washing, cleaning, cooking and taking care of their kids? Do you often hear mothers refer to looking after their own kids as ‘babysitting’? Have you heard women talk about earning brownie points for cleaning their own house and washing their own clothes? Are you sick of men going on about how hard it is to balance work and parenthood?
Are your male friends afraid to walk on their own at night? Do they avoid drinking too much in case they get raped? Do they dress to protect themselves from attack and always carry their keys poking through their knuckles? When they complain about all this do your female friends shrug and tell them that’s just how the world is?
If the answer to all of these questions was yes, wouldn’t that mean something was wrong? Is that still true if the genders are reversed? Does it matter?"
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