not just the pink ball kirby...

Kirby Araullo is a UC Davis student (of History, War & Peace Studies, and, Asian American Studies), a guerrilla filmmaker, the basis of the KD measurement, sometimes a turtle, sometimes a dolphin, sometimes a monkey, but, popularly known as the pink ball from Nintendo that devours almost anything and everything he wants. As a Guerrilla filmmaker his works have appeared and received critical acclaim in student and independent film festivals both in California and in the Philippines. As a proud Filipino of Kapampangan descent, he loves to experiment in the kitchen with whatever ingredients he can find then post the picture of the final product on his social networking accounts so look for him on twitter, instagram, lookbook, tumblr, etc.
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Can’t sleep. Excited about sooooo many things, one of which is the #LaziCow! Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, this is the place to be! *wink*

#openningsoon :P (at Downtown Davis)

#nofilter #makeuptransformation @rednowoman »> @mskristinawong xoxo (at quéti quécami)

Hi my name is Yuri, watch me and my sister Koko eat our tiny salad bowls at youtube.com/TheKirbyNoodle we hope you like it :)

My attempt at making homemade #Pindang using #bacon ;) Tagalogs may call it #Tocino but Pindang, a signature #Kapampangan #food, is so much more. In fact what most people call Tocino in the Philippines is actually a half processed Pindang Kapampangan :P (at quéti quécami)

#YuriAndKoko are so funny. I got them tiny bowls from the thrift store but halfway on their first round of veggies they started eating together from the same bowl lol. #TheTwinPiglets #guineapigs #guineapigsof_ig #cavy #cavylove #smallanimals (at quéti quécami)

Yup, I’m wide awake at 4-5am. But look at what I just made! My first attempt at homemade salt dough ceramics :P
Can you name either or both of these ancient marvels and in which country(ies) can you find them?
Hint: both are World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia *wink*
#ranoutofclay #freshfromtheoven #goingtosleepnow #zzz (at quéti quécami)

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

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gorlt:

jcoleknowsbest:

note-a-bear:

nayyirahwaheed:

pandarican:

brashblacknonbeliever:

petticoatruler:

coreydrake:

Girl Maces Dude For Being Rude (by RuthlessTelevison)

"Signed, sealed, delivered! "

There’s probably a conversation to be had here about white men and their belief that their needs and wants are more important than everyone else’s (in this particular case Black women) and white men not taking the anger of Black women seriously.

yup. 

Thank god this is backt

"Signed, sealed, delivered" is the best part of this video…

​SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED

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Come here Yuri! Look, Daddy’s home! :) - Koko #thetwinpiglets #yuriandkoko #guineapigs #guineapigsof_ig #guineapigsofig #cavy #cavies #cavylove #smallanimals #pets

itsallpop:

This is seriously what angers me about the whole thing?
You have these fools making jokes about something serious.
While he’s over here cracking jokes shes dealing with that fact that she’s getting tear gassed by the police.

The amount of “Black people” who retweeted this and not speak out against him is sad

In the midst of fighting and protesting for the basic human right you have these guys who aren’t experiencing crap making jokes of it.

Sickens me deeply.

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ucresearch:

How militarized are your police?


This map by the NY Times gives a break down of how much our country’s police forces have become stocked with military surplus weapons and gear.  The trend started in the 1990s from a program designed to deal with extra equipment during the winding down of our wars.

This has no doubt added to the tensions with situations in Ferguson, MO. The St. Louis region has had many issues with racial profiling in the past. In fact, UCLA’s Center for Policing Equity is actually in the middle of a study in St. Louis to explore this very issue.  

These researchers have studied departments all over the country. Recently in Las Vegas they found the lack of diversity training in their police department was causing officers to exhibit racial bias when using force on an individual. In their survey asking officers to anonymously talk about how they view diversity training one said:

All diversity training basically states that if you are white you are wrong, and that everyone else’s culture takes precedence over society’s established norms.

So what can these researchers recommend? and how much sway do their recommendations have?  In the Las Vegas case they recommended the police department integrate diversity training with its training on use-of-force situations.  They also said an outside group should be monitoring incidents where officers stop pedestrians.  

While this type of research may inform policy/policymakers, it also affects citizens at the ballot box. John Gaskin from the Missouri NAACP discussed the historic lack of voter turnout among African-American Ferguson, MO residents:

We warned people about these kinds of things.  Who hires the police officers? The police chief. Who hires the police chief? The mayor. Who hires the mayor? Who elects the council folks?

You can read more about UCLA’s Center for Policing Equity here and about the debate to demilitarize the police here.

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aznwan:

assholeofday:

Thomas Jackson, Asshole of the Day for August 15, 2014
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Ferguson Police Chief spent the morning going over documents and video tape related to a nearby theft that Michael Brown was a suspect in. Robbery. Top suspect.
Then after all that, Chief Jackson said this afternoon:

“The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police chief, said during a news conference Friday afternoon.
Rather, it stemmed from the fact that Brown and his friend were “walking down the street blocking traffic,” Jackson said.

So then Brown wasn’t shot because he was a suspect fleeing a petty crime— not that fleeing a theft is grounds for shooting— but for how he handled being stopped for jaywalking. Jaywalking.
So why did Chief Jackson spend all morning on the robbery details? By his own admission now, those details played NO ROLE in the shooting. NONE.
Hmmm. Here’s a few thoughts that I flagged on Twitter today, which I think get to the heart of it:

Someone at the press conference just said “seems like you’re only answering questions that demean the character of Mike Brown”
— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer)
August 15, 2014

What I know is this: when an unarmed Black man/woman is killed by police or by another citizen, a period of character assassination begins.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing)
August 15, 2014

Took a week, but we finally at the moment where Mike Brown Is officially a suspect in his own murder. #Ferguson
— BWD (@theonlyadult)
August 15, 2014
So the robbery played no part, but Chief Jackson spent all morning smearing a man his officer killed over a jaywalking encounter. And that is why he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Thomas Jackson’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Washington Post.

im pretty sure this won asshole of the year

aznwan:

assholeofday:

Thomas Jackson, Asshole of the Day for August 15, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Ferguson Police Chief spent the morning going over documents and video tape related to a nearby theft that Michael Brown was a suspect in. Robbery. Top suspect.

Then after all that, Chief Jackson said this afternoon:

“The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police chief, said during a news conference Friday afternoon.

Rather, it stemmed from the fact that Brown and his friend were “walking down the street blocking traffic,” Jackson said.

So then Brown wasn’t shot because he was a suspect fleeing a petty crime— not that fleeing a theft is grounds for shooting— but for how he handled being stopped for jaywalking. Jaywalking.

So why did Chief Jackson spend all morning on the robbery details? By his own admission now, those details played NO ROLE in the shooting. NONE.

Hmmm. Here’s a few thoughts that I flagged on Twitter today, which I think get to the heart of it:

So the robbery played no part, but Chief Jackson spent all morning smearing a man his officer killed over a jaywalking encounter. And that is why he is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Thomas Jackson’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Washington Post.

im pretty sure this won asshole of the year

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blackpeopledoshittoo:

sensei-aishitemasu:

Rudy Giuliani’s daughter arrested for shoplifting and is labelled ‘rebellious;’

Winona Ryder caught on camera shoplifting and found not-guilty.

Mike Brown ‘allegedly’ steals $.50 swisher and is executed for ‘robbery.’ 

Important.

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