“God bless the geeks. They will save us all.”

A woman gets help as she tries to recover from a tear gas attack by police who attacked demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) 


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In this Feb. 10, 1945 file photo, Vice President Harry S. Truman plays the piano as new movie star Lauren Bacall lies on top of it during her appearance at the National Press Club canteen in Washington. (Source: AP)

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  • The Disparity Index measures the likelihood drivers of a given race or ethnic group are stopped based on their proportion of the residential population age 16 and over. Values greater than 1 indicate over-representation and values less that 1 indicate under-representation in traffic stops.

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio lining up on Hawaii (via Earth Wind Map)

Challenge accepted!

Rachel Maddow accepts Shepard Smith’s “Ice Bucket Challenge” and takes a bucket full of ice water over her head for charity.

“Dorrinson acknowledged that the gold standard for using troops for no reason might have been set by Perry’s predecessor in Texas, George W. Bush, but added, “If anyone can beat that record, it’s Rick.””
“Nothing in the attitudes of those whom these children meet in any capacity should whisper of anything but kindness.”

At one point, several buses approached the protesters, driving east. The crowd started to confront the buses but the protesters were told the buses were carrying kids from the YMCA.

"How do we know it’s the YMCA?" a few protesters shouted, but the buses were allowed to continue east on the highway.

"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.” - writer, Jason Aaron