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There's nothing funny about the horrible toll that the reality of climate change is currently taking on the planet. There is something somewhat goofy about people falling over themselves to wrangle a loose blood hose.

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16 Sign-Wielding Protesters with Senses Of Humor

When they saw something that didn't seem right, these people took to the streets with signs of their own. With a few of these, it's not really clear what people are protesting here. Some of them just seem to be happy to be holding a sign. 

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Rageful Guy Gets Targeted By Trolls On Twitter After Throwing His Gillette Razor In The Toilet

Gillette's latest ad about great men not bullying or sexually harassing the world has stirred up some controversy. That controversy gave way to a certain inspired man throwing his Gillette razor in the toilet, and posting a picture of the act on social media. The trolling directed at him that ensued, was inevitable backlash for clogging up social media with his ignorant BS

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Fans are busy burning their NFL season tickets in an effort to fight back against various NFL players that are kneeling during the national anthem. 

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Dinosaurs Show Up At the White House to Protest Trump and We're Pretty Confused

Liberals will do anything to get attention. 

At least that's probably the tagline that Fox News is running over this one. 

We're not totally sure what's going on here and to be totally honest we don't really care, but these T Rex costumes are always freakin hilarious.

So, for good measure we've added some freakin' awesome T Rex wins to the end of this list. 

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The Statue of Liberty Lost Power For Few Hours Last Night, But The Irony Was Lost On No One

Last night the Statue of Liberty, that Immigrants Welcome sign on New York Harbor, went dark. While many thought that this might be an act of protest, following up on the "Refugees Welcome" sign that was recently draped across the statue's base, a power outage was the culprit. 

This didn't stop the Internet from theorizing and joking about the darkness. 

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What's All This, Then: The Best British Protest Signs from the London Anti-Trump Protest

Oi, guvnor, what's all this about then? 

It appears that the British are coming... to protest the American president, you know, that reality-TV gameshow host who enacted a Muslim Ban last friday, and his visit across the pond. It would appear as though they don't want him either. 

And what better way to voice their concerns than with some hilarious protest signs. Here are some of the best: 

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12 of the Most Inspired Reasons People Gave for Deleting Their Uber Accounts

Uber is steadily paddling through a rocky PR shitstorm. Over the weekend, following news of the Muslim Travel Ban issued by the Trump administration, thousands of angry citizens turned up at JFK airport in NY to stage an open protest. The NY Taxi Workers Alliance additionally called for an hour-long halt in services to further protest the ban. 

And that's right about where Uber issued a tweet saying they'd halt surge prices, and continue providing rides to and fro the airport. Some folks took this as an insensitive ploy to swoop in and capitalize on profits otherwise being willingly forfeited by taxi workers, eager to put on a display of outrage and unrest over the Muslim Travel Ban. Hundreds, if not thousands of people went on to delete the Uber app from their phones, and these are some of the more colorful reasons for why:

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"We didn't start the fire."

Yeah, Conner started it.  Conner started the fire. Carter owned the fire. Carter is fire.

Conner got busted at anti-Trump rally at a fire. When Fox News if he participated in the fire, he responded, “I actually kind of started this fire.”

Why?

“Because I felt like it, and I’m saying, ‘Screw our president.”

via Simpsons World

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Just a quick update on all those Facebook check-ins in North Dakota yesterday. As it turns out, the Morton County Sherrif's Department says that it is not looking at check-ins to verify protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

The Morton County Sheriff's Department took to Facebook and said: 

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Yesterday, thousands of Facebook users "checked in" at Standing Rock Indian reservation in Cannon Ball, ND in hopes of confusing police and showing support for the activists.

Despite the validity of the original post, The LA Times says, "Some Native American activists still welcomed the check-ins as another form of showing support for the months-long protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, proposed to run past tribal land on its route between North Dakota and Illinois."

 

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Does this look familiar to you? Are you one of the 130,000 people at Standing Rock Reservaton in Cannon Ball, ND?

By most estimates, probably not, but that hasn’t stopped possibly you and a good chunk of your Facebook friends from checking-in at Standing Rock today.

If you’re one of the countless people who were wondering why all of your friends were suddenly in North Dakota, they're not. The check-in is part of a viral social media campaign to confuse the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, who is allegedly using Facebook geotags to round up protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline or DAPL. In addition to the check-ins, a handy explainer has been going around Facebook as well. Most of them read something like this:

This is all done in service of standing in solidarity with the protestors of the controversial pipeline, which cost billions of dollars and aims to connect the Bakken and Three Forks oil pipelines, which, altogether, could transport nearly 500,000 barrels of crude oil a day. However, among other things, DAPL will cut through Sioux Native American reservations.

“The Standing Rock Sioux opposes the pipeline's construction near the Sioux reservation on the grounds that it threatens their public health and welfare, water supply and cultural resources,” writes Aaron Sidder of Smithsonian. “What began as a small protest camp in April on the Standing Rock reservation has since morphed into an encampment with over 1,000 people. Over the past few months, the Sacred Stone Camp, as it is now called, has been the site of a number of antagonistic face offs between protesters and the oil company.”

"The Standing Rock Sioux maintains that the government did not properly consult with them prior to shifting the pipeline’s route, and that the new crossing would entail destruction of sacred spots and old burial grounds."

There is still speculation, however, as to the validity of the Facebook campaign. According to Snopes, the Facebook post is still “Unproven,” so its affiliation to actual police activity is still unconfirmed.

We’ll have to wait and see if this form of protest is effective or not, or even if the Morton County Sheriff’s Department is using these Facebook check-ins to smoke out protesters. Until then, you’ll likely see more check-ins over the next day or so.