Aaron Kirk Douglas

20 Flips | 6 Magazines | 13 Likes | 15 Following | 15 Followers | @akdouglas | Native Oregonian who believes in the oneness of all things under the sun.

How I Infiltrated a White Pride Facebook Group and Turned It into 'LGBT Southerners for Michelle Obama'

It turns out that people on Confederate Facebook are not very good at the internet.<p><i>Related Articles:When Trolling Gets Teens Thrown in Jail</i>Racists Are Pissed Off About the Trailer for the New Will Smith Movie<p>We Got the Members of the Westboro Baptist Church to Take Buzzfeed Quizzes<p>It's easy to get …

Astronomers discover 'monster black holes'

Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought<p>Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.<p>The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama.<p>The Dalai Lama said: ‘You’ve been using the tools of modern …

Why are fast-food restaurants hiding condiments behind the counter?

A few years ago, I started to notice something disturbing at my favorite fast-food chain, Taco Bell: Many franchises were starting to keep the hot …

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Hillary Clinton's 404 Error Page Is Perfection

If the idea of a punning president makes you uncomfortable, then we've got some bad news for you. Hillary Clinton stands a pretty good chance of becoming president, and her new website shows she's not afraid to bring the puns.<p>Check out the site's 404 page, which appears when you try to navigate to …

Same-Sex Attracted Men, 'Ex-Gay' Group Urge Supreme Court To Rule Against Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin hearings to determine whether or not same-sex marriage is a constitutional right April 28, and as anticipated, some opponents are making headlines.<p>A group calling themselves "same-sex attracted men and their wives" have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme …

If You Don't Love Grilled Cheese Chances Are Your Life Sucks And You Don't Have Sex (Report)

Flickr/Daniel Lui<p>According to a recent study, if you love grilled cheese chances are you’re having a lot of sex and your life is awesome. But if …

Most Americans Side With The LGBT Community When It Comes To Business Owners' Religious Freedom Disputes

(Repeats with no changes)<p>By Steve Holland<p>WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/Ipsos …

White House Complex Creates Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Visitors to the White House whose gender identity doesn't align with a male/female binary now have have a safe space to use the restroom.<p>A White House spokesperson confirmed to The Advocate yesterday that a restroom for people of all genders is now located in the Eisenhower Executive Office …

Massive Tornado Hits Northern Illinois, Reports Of Heavy Damage

Multiple tornados were reported in Illinois on Thursday evening, with at least one massive twister touching down near the town of Rochelle causing damage in the nearby communities of Fairdale, Kirkland and Ashton.<p>At least two people were killed, including a 67-year-old woman in Fairdale, and around …

8 Habits Of Perpetually Positive People

Ever notice how some people just seemingly have a bright outlook on life -- even when everything isn't exactly on the sunny side?<p>You know those people: They're the friends who have spilled coffee on their white shirt and still manage to have a nonchalant smile on their face. They're the co-workers …

This Is What Happens When You Bring Nudists To An Art Museum (NSFW)

<i>Warning: If our headline wasn't hint enough for you, this post includes a lot of nudity. A lot.</i><p>"Naked, our whole body experiences color," says artist Stuart Ringholt. "We no longer just look at it, but now have the capacity to feel it also. We can let it wash over us, feel its vibration."<p>This is …

'Attention Barf Cleaners': Kid Writes Delightful Apology Note To Staff After Vomiting In Bookstore

There is no greater display of proper etiquette than a handwritten note saying sorry for barfing in a bookstore.<p>After vomiting on the floor of Powell’s Books, in Portland, Oregon, last month, the pukey perpetrator wrote a very sincere note to the store apologizing for his mishap.<p>The note arrived at …

These 2 Stats Prove California's $10 Minimum Wage Is A Big Deal

California is very, very close to making a $10 minimum wage a reality. Doing so nationwide would change the lives of America’s working poor.<p>A June study by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a national organization focusing on racial equity in the restaurant industry, found that <b>(statistic #1)</b> …

Russia Rewords Olympic Truce Amid Criticism Of Anti-Gay Law

After lengthy negotiations with UN representatives, Russia has reworded its version of the symbolic "Olympic Truce" statement, The New York Times reports. The new document, however, doesn't directly address the issue that led it to be altered.<p>The truce is usually adopted as a UN resolution every …

Families reunite in Colorado flood’s wake - Video on NBCNews.com

>> reporter: this is lee anne gregg in colorado. a joyful are reunion today. parents and children re united in louisville. 85 5th graders trapped by flooding while on a school field trip near jamestown were finally air lifted to safety.>> parts of it were scary and the trails were basically …

El Reno tornado, at 2.6 miles across, was widest on record

The tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., on Friday night is believed to be the widest on record in the United States at 2.6 miles across, the National Weather Service reported on Tuesday.<p>The May 31 twister beat the previous record, a 2.5-mile wide storm that struck Hallam, Neb., on May 22, 2004.<p>The …