So apparently the rumours have been basically confirmed and Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan Noonien Singh in the new Star Trek: Into the Darkness film. For those of you unfamiliar with Star Trek, Khan Noonien Singh is a villain in the Star Trek universe (“The Wrath of Khan”) and is a character described as being Indian of origin and was most likely Sikh during his life on Earth. He is known as one of the most iconic characters in Star Trek and a wonderful villain.
So you can imagine my anger and frustration that this iconic, complex character has been white-washed, and by a British actor no less. It was bad enough that in The Wrath of Khan he was played by a Mexican character (still not Indian), but I feel this is just so much worse as that was the 1980s and this is 2013.
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okay i understand that many times people are talking collectively about all men, but when you specifically make posts about men and their dicks and how they don’t get vaginas or whatever can you PLEASE specify that you are talking about cis men because the trans* men that do have dicks have gone through a lot to get them and there are many men who don’t have them
but Artemis and Wally had been separated for months, and they finally got to be together again no
hate ppl whining about feminists wanting more power than men because literally nobody actually wants that and that we have to assert and reaffirm and explain that endlessly is exhausting and ridiculous
like even the implication is really rude and derailing; stop making me waste my energy on this
A representative from Warner Brothers Animation confirmed to Newsarama the cancelation.
im so sad
Are you fucking kidding me?
never get into cartoons
because they will get cancelled and you will die
I ate cheese, I gnawed on wood, but I preferred the cheese.
started righting something, lost 90% of it; don’t want to write it again
Hey Neil deGrasse Tyson! Here’s some cool facts:
1) The Mayan culture *still exists*. There are an estimated 7 million people who consider themselves Mayans still living in Central America, with their own unique culture, languages and traditions
2) Mayans never predicted the end of the world was going to come in 2012. Claims that they did were pretty much invented by people who didn’t understand their culture and wanted to sell shit. Perpetuating it is based on ignorant imperialist ideas.
3) A LOT of religions nowadays still practice animal sacrifice, including Hinduism and Islam. These alone take up approximately 40% of the world’s population. The contributions made by people of these religions to science in general have been immense. Dismissing an entire culture’s achievements because they perform animal sacrifice is bigoted, ignorant and gives an incredibly distorted view of the world
4) The wheel is not a mark of a “worthwhile” culture. It appears that the wheel was actually invented in one place and then spread throughout Eurasia and Africa, rather than being invented in multiple places, meaning by your metric it’s “hard to take science cues” from near every culture ever. Mesoamerican cultures had wheel-like objects but it’s likely they never developed it further because there were fewer uses for the wheel, as there was a lack of domesticateable animals that the wheel would be useful in conjunction with.
5) a) How could you *know* they didn’t predict their own *empire*’s (not culture) demise? We know virtually nothing about what people at the time thought and have too few examples of their writing to know. b) No empire ever has predicted its own demise as a mainstream view. What an absurd standard to hold
In conclusion, your comments are highly insulting and perpetuate racist myths about the Americas before the advent of European colonisation as well as the Native American populations today. Maybe do some research before you comment on these things again
The CIA is urging the White House to approve a significant expansion of the agency’s fleet of armed drones,a move that would extend the spy service’s decade-long transformation into a paramilitary force,U.S. officials said.
The proposal by CIA Director David H. Petraeus would bolster the agency’s ability to sustain its campaigns of lethal strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and be able,if directed,to shift aircraft to emerging al-Qaeda threats in North Africa or other trouble spots,officials said.
If approved,the CIA could add as many as 10 drones,the officials said, to an inventory that has ranged between 30 and 35 over the past few years.