peterfromtexas:

Meanwhile in Toronto

peterfromtexas:

Meanwhile in Toronto

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blackbabesupremacy:

opwallstreet:

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Which Republican public relations firm is handling the Ku Klux Klan PR these days? They seem to be undergoing a “rebranding,” that overused euphemism for papering over their past in order to renew interest in their future.

Raw Story:

“We don’t hate people because of their race. I mean,…

"It’s not a hateful thing to want to maintain white supremacy."

These men ain’t fooling nobody

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vixyish:

solarbird:

xgenepositive:

mmmahogany:

#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

Bolding mine.

(Source: kaniehtiio, via socialistexan)

commiefemme:

whiskey-molotovs:

thepeoplesrecord:

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and brought their desks with them.
Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, blocking traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District offices.
Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of district schools each week.
Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.
District officials declined comment on the protest.
Source

HEY REALLY REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT GUYS
I have some organizer friends in LA that are constantly fighting against edreform. which is basically the corporate take over of our education. the group that did this protest is a reformist group. their goal is to push charter schools, standardized testing, and other means of corporatization. it is not made up of students, but rather, adults with money who think they know what’s best. if a grassroots student organization really did this would they be able to afford 375 brand new desks? the student movement is just being built and already, corporate reformist organizations are trying to overshadow the real issues.

^^^^^^ Did not know this!
Thank you Zoe, my beautiful wife

commiefemme:

whiskey-molotovs:

thepeoplesrecord:

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and brought their desks with them.

Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, blocking traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District offices.

Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of district schools each week.

Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.

District officials declined comment on the protest.

Source

HEY REALLY REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT GUYS

I have some organizer friends in LA that are constantly fighting against edreform. which is basically the corporate take over of our education.
the group that did this protest is a reformist group. their goal is to push charter schools, standardized testing, and other means of corporatization. it is not made up of students, but rather, adults with money who think they know what’s best. if a grassroots student organization really did this would they be able to afford 375 brand new desks? the student movement is just being built and already, corporate reformist organizations are trying to overshadow the real issues.

^^^^^^ Did not know this!

Thank you Zoe, my beautiful wife

(via soychorizo)

theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons
cartoonpolitics:

"Representative government is artifice, a political myth, designed to conceal from the masses the dominance of a self-selected, self-perpetuating, and self-serving traditional ruling class." ~  Giuseppe Prezzolini

cartoonpolitics:

"Representative government is artifice, a political myth, designed to conceal from the masses the dominance of a self-selected, self-perpetuating, and self-serving traditional ruling class." ~  Giuseppe Prezzolini

(Source: editorialcartoonists.com)

notablipintime:

animalityopera:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"


But guys. That’s not even the point.50 000 000 children. That’s literally 16% of the population of the US. Given that 18% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, let’s say that we’re actually talking 41 000 000 children. That’s about 13% of the current population of the US. The most common reason a woman aborts is because she cannot afford a baby. Up to 69% of abortions are by women who are at less than 200% of the poverty line for a family of the size they currently have. Making food security and housing stability serious issues. Making it so that, if these children had been born, up to an additional 30 000 000, NOT counting the women in question or their other children, NOT counting additional women who would lose their jobs if they had a baby, would be thrust into low income or poverty.Where is the money going to come from for an additional 10% of the US population to be on public assistance? Who is going to look after the children whose mothers literally cannot look after them?I once did the math. If there was no more abortion in the US, up to 10 000 000 additional children would be in foster care within 18 years.How the fuck is a country that can’t even help the people who are already living in poverty in their country, whose foster children are already underserviced, going to deal with this?You can’t. ALL conservatives, especially the fiscal ones, should wake up every morning and thank whatever higher power they believe in that abortion is legal, and every damn one of them should be working to ensure that it’s widely available and actually safe for the emotional and physical health of the pregnant person.

notablipintime:

animalityopera:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

But guys. That’s not even the point.

50 000 000 children. That’s literally 16% of the population of the US. Given that 18% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, let’s say that we’re actually talking 41 000 000 children. That’s about 13% of the current population of the US.

The most common reason a woman aborts is because she cannot afford a baby. Up to 69% of abortions are by women who are at less than 200% of the poverty line for a family of the size they currently have. Making food security and housing stability serious issues. Making it so that, if these children had been born, up to an additional 30 000 000, NOT counting the women in question or their other children, NOT counting additional women who would lose their jobs if they had a baby, would be thrust into low income or poverty.

Where is the money going to come from for an additional 10% of the US population to be on public assistance? Who is going to look after the children whose mothers literally cannot look after them?

I once did the math. If there was no more abortion in the US, up to 10 000 000 additional children would be in foster care within 18 years.

How the fuck is a country that can’t even help the people who are already living in poverty in their country, whose foster children are already underserviced, going to deal with this?

You can’t. ALL conservatives, especially the fiscal ones, should wake up every morning and thank whatever higher power they believe in that abortion is legal, and every damn one of them should be working to ensure that it’s widely available and actually safe for the emotional and physical health of the pregnant person.

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-teesa-:

3.6.14

Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.

(via politicalsexkitten)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • Humboldt State University says it is looking into reports that the tour bus that crashed, caught fire in Glenn County, Calif., was carrying prospective students to the university’s preview day. - Jillian
  • Local media is reporting a high amount of…

anarcho-queer:

unbossed:

anarcho-queer:

If Wal-Mart Paid Its Employees a Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up? (2:02)

This video crunches the numbers on how much Walmart, the single biggest beneficiary of the food stamp economy, might have to raise prices across the board to help a typical worker earn a living wage.

This video was created by Slate magazine and Marketplace. It’s part of a series entitled The Secret Life of a Food Stamp.

Imagine what the prices could be like if the workers owned Walmart, and weren’t wasting so much of the revenue by putting it in the pockets of looting Walton heirs and mooching shareholders.

Great question! The Walton family is worth $150 billion combined. The equivalent to the bottom 50 million+ families in America. 

The items in Wal-Mart will be damn near free even after the 2.2 million workers theoretically agree on a living wage.

huffingtonpost:

Homeless shelter is transformed into 5-star restaurant, hot food and warm hearts all around.  See the full video here. 

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quetalcabrones:

djkriskrush:

laliberty:

Cop Puts Crying Boy in Chokehold, Tells Witnesses “Stop Speaking Spanish!”

Another disturbing video has surfaced of a cop brutalizing a child at school.
A Santa Ana School Police Department officer is at the center of controversy after a concerned citizen, Elvia Fernández, filmed him putting a crying young boy in a chokehold.
In the clip, we see a man at the park yelling “You’re choking him” at an officer as a motionless boy screams “Help me! Help me!” Even though it was filmed in portrait and from a distance on a smartphone, the video clearly captures a cop lying on top of a sobbing child, whose tiny arms are prone on the ground. The cop’s arm is around the boy’s neck, as he yells “Stop fighting me,” only to have the boy scream in pain, “I’m not fighting you!”
According toOC Weekly, Elvia Fernández, said the kid looked to be around 10; his wails and pleas definitely peg him as a prepubescent. Fernández tried calming the kid down in a mix of English and Spanish, telling him,“No te muevas”,“Relájate”, and“Aquí estamos nosotros”–”Don’t move”, “Relax,” and “We’re here.”
At which point the cop yells, “Stop speaking Spanish!”

It’s hard to tell how much “brutalizing” is actually taking place, since the cop repeatedly barks orders to keep witnesses from getting too close. 
Toward the end of the video, we see another cop hurry on to the scene. For a brief moment, we hope she’s one of those “good cops” we’re always reminded about that are the alleged majority even though sightings are as elusive as to be cryptozoological… but, unsurprisingly, her role seems to simply be to obscure the action from the cameras.

didnt really expect less from santa ana cops

take care

quetalcabrones:

djkriskrush:

laliberty:

Cop Puts Crying Boy in Chokehold, Tells Witnesses “Stop Speaking Spanish!”

Another disturbing video has surfaced of a cop brutalizing a child at school.

A Santa Ana School Police Department officer is at the center of controversy after a concerned citizen, Elvia Fernández, filmed him putting a crying young boy in a chokehold.

In the clip, we see a man at the park yelling “You’re choking him” at an officer as a motionless boy screams “Help me! Help me!” Even though it was filmed in portrait and from a distance on a smartphone, the video clearly captures a cop lying on top of a sobbing child, whose tiny arms are prone on the ground. The cop’s arm is around the boy’s neck, as he yells “Stop fighting me,” only to have the boy scream in pain, “I’m not fighting you!”

According toOC Weekly, Elvia Fernández, said the kid looked to be around 10; his wails and pleas definitely peg him as a prepubescent. Fernández tried calming the kid down in a mix of English and Spanish, telling him,“No te muevas”,“Relájate”, and“Aquí estamos nosotros”–”Don’t move”, “Relax,” and “We’re here.”

At which point the cop yells, “Stop speaking Spanish!”

It’s hard to tell how much “brutalizing” is actually taking place, since the cop repeatedly barks orders to keep witnesses from getting too close. 

Toward the end of the video, we see another cop hurry on to the scene. For a brief moment, we hope she’s one of those “good cops” we’re always reminded about that are the alleged majority even though sightings are as elusive as to be cryptozoological… but, unsurprisingly, her role seems to simply be to obscure the action from the cameras.

didnt really expect less from santa ana cops

take care

elledark:

Not Everything Needs To Be Run For ProfitAmerica is a society made crazy and dysfunctional by dogma ..In Education .. the average tuition for a 4-year college education has increased an astounding 827% since 1980. Since 1999, average student loan debt has increased by a shameful 511%’. In 2013, total outstanding student loan debt exceeded $1 Trillion. This is just absurd.Education is not a commodity. It is a way that a country can invest in the future and help its people achieve their potential. There is no earthly reason why the education system should be driven by the profit motive. It really does not have to be like this. There are better ways.In Healthcare .. very many Americans are only one serious illness away from financial ruin. Over 60% of all personal bankruptcies in the U.S. are caused by health costs and the majority of them were solid, middle class citizens with insurance. 45,000 Americans die every year from lack of adequate healthcare.Healthcare is not a commodity. America has the most costly, worst-value-for-money, and most unfair healthcare system in the developed western world. The reason is that it is run for the benefit of big corporations whose only duty is to the bottom line and profit is sucked out at ever stage of the process. It really does not have to be like this. There are better ways.The drive to inappropriate privatization is relentless. Many duties of the American military overseas have been farmed out to unaccountable for-profit mercenary companies. The running of public libraries is being offered to big business for profit. America locks up more of its people than any other country in the world, which suits the operators of private prisons who pour money into lobbying congress to boost their profits. Often, as in the case with healthcare and education, there are clear examples in other countries that there are far better ways to solve the same problems but that doesn’t seem to matter. It’s irrational. It owes little to logic and much to faith. A blindly perverse faith that, however much reality disproves it, the best way to run absolutely everything is as a business and for profit. It’s a convenient faith too, justifying greed as it does.The truth is that some things are far too important to society to be left to the market. Some things matter too much to the welfare of all of us to have their outcomes dictated by a profit motive.  The market is amoral. It has no social conscience or sense of service to the community. That is simply the nature of the beast. That’s why we can only ever allow it to be our servant and never our master. Of course some things can be left to a well-regulated market but not everything. To think otherwise is just crazy, one-size-fits-all political dogma.One more time .. not everything needs to be run for profit.Ellie

elledark:

Not Everything Needs To Be Run For Profit

America is a society made crazy and dysfunctional by dogma ..

In Education .. the average tuition for a 4-year college education has increased an astounding 827% since 1980. Since 1999, average student loan debt has increased by a shameful 511%’. In 2013, total outstanding student loan debt exceeded $1 Trillion. This is just absurd.

Education is not a commodity. It is a way that a country can invest in the future and help its people achieve their potential. There is no earthly reason why the education system should be driven by the profit motive. It really does not have to be like this. There are better ways.

In Healthcare .. very many Americans are only one serious illness away from financial ruin. Over 60% of all personal bankruptcies in the U.S. are caused by health costs and the majority of them were solid, middle class citizens with insurance. 45,000 Americans die every year from lack of adequate healthcare.

Healthcare is not a commodity. America has the most costly, worst-value-for-money, and most unfair healthcare system in the developed western world. The reason is that it is run for the benefit of big corporations whose only duty is to the bottom line and profit is sucked out at ever stage of the process. It really does not have to be like this. There are better ways.

The drive to inappropriate privatization is relentless. Many duties of the American military overseas have been farmed out to unaccountable for-profit mercenary companies. The running of public libraries is being offered to big business for profit. America locks up more of its people than any other country in the world, which suits the operators of private prisons who pour money into lobbying congress to boost their profits.

Often, as in the case with healthcare and education, there are clear examples in other countries that there are far better ways to solve the same problems but that doesn’t seem to matter. It’s irrational. It owes little to logic and much to faith. A blindly perverse faith that, however much reality disproves it, the best way to run absolutely everything is as a business and for profit. It’s a convenient faith too, justifying greed as it does.

The truth is that some things are far too important to society to be left to the market. Some things matter too much to the welfare of all of us to have their outcomes dictated by a profit motive.  The market is amoral. It has no social conscience or sense of service to the community. That is simply the nature of the beast. That’s why we can only ever allow it to be our servant and never our master. Of course some things can be left to a well-regulated market but not everything. To think otherwise is just crazy, one-size-fits-all political dogma.

One more time .. not everything needs to be run for profit.

Ellie

(Source: e-writing, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

assemblingemh:

Now all the electronic surveillance makes sense