Ortiz, who along with many others among these migrant workers sends about $100...– Chris Hedges (via azspot) go Steal His Job, all those complaining about migrants. go Steal His Job and then once you taste it for a week; run, run, run far away. and never open your mouth about mexicans again. (via nezua) I used to work for the Department of Labor granting H2B visa applications...
A Patriotic Whiz-Fest -- Best Selling Author... →
sexartandpolitics: Columnist and best-selling author Carl Hiaasen offered to pay for drug testing for all 160 members of the Florida Legislature in what he called “a patriotic whiz-fest.” Several of the law’s supporters say they’re on board. “There is a certain public interest in going after hypocrisy,” Hiaasen said Tuesday, two days after he made his proposal in a Miami Herald column. “Folks...
NPR: 'Retirement Heist': How Firms Trimmed... →
“The main narrative is that [companies] are struggling to pay both their pensions and these unexpectedly high health care costs for the retirees,” Schultz says. “What isn’t known is that companies were well-prepared for this phenomenon. The plans were in fact significantly overfunded. They had more than enough to pay every dime for every person currently employed and already retired.”
Updates on CeCe’s case (we need help making bail!) →
liquornspice: lucypaw: numol: Hi everyone, here are a few updates on the progress of CeCe’s case, and how you can support her! 1. Court/legal update 2. Bail money and collateral needed! 3. Upcoming meetings and community events ———————————— 1. **Court/legal update** This morning in court, CeCe’s bail was reduced to $75,000 with the following conditions: electronic home monitoring; no...
Fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves,...– Lesley Kinzel (via heyfatchick) And if you’re not a white middle class girl, then you can’t have an ED - the melanin has built-in blocks from letting them develop. *eyeroll* (via fuckyeahfeminists)
s.e. smith at this ain't livin': Politics and All... →
The President has been in office for less that a full term, at this point. Yet, somehow, magically, he is responsible for political and social situations that are the direct result of decades of complex maneuvering and events. Have people forgotten this? Has everyone forgotten that we had another President four years ago, that he held office for eight years? And we had another President before...
watching a special on "who built the pyramids"
and all this “aliens/Atlanteans/someone not human did it!” shit is really obnoxious. First of all, its a racist cop out to suggest, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary that a “primitive” culture could not have constructed something that they clearly did construct. Second, its a serious under estimation of what humans are and have been capable of for thousands of...
For me, the most ironic token of that moment in history is the plaque signed by...– Carl Sagan (via onenesswiththecosmos)
I added a free pattern to my crafty food blog →
Since crochet is therapeutic for me, I designed a hat to keep my anxiety at bay.
When a child asks you a question that stumps you, instead of being irritated and...– Ann Druyan, late wife of Carl Sagan, co-writer of Cosmos, President of the NORML Foundation Board of Directors, and co-author of Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, The Demon-Haunted World and Billions & Billions (via femsci)
Well, the insurance company took the payment for next month even though we canceled the insurance. Plus our one cat started peeing everywhere, like he can’t control it. We took him to the vet yesterday, they took a urine sample after he peed three times in the exam room, and they gave him an antibiotic shot. The vet suspects a UTI, and he started peeing blood today. Here comes the shitty...
The desire to be connected with the cosmos reflects a profound reality, We are...– Carl Sagan (via cwnl)
The weirdest thing about the Internet is that many people — particularly those...– Annaham (via meloukhia) (via kiriamaya) Yes. So fucking true. (via ouyangdan)
Reggie Clemons could be the next Troy Davis. →
mixedbyziggy: From http://www.justiceforreggie.com: In 1991, two young women went missing after visiting the abandoned Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis Missouri — a popular hang-out with local teens — with their cousin. The cousin told the police an impossible tale: that the girls had been pushed from the bridge, but he was ordered to jump by an unknown assailant and survived the nearly...
ouyangdan: bronze-by-gold: No, Buffy, don’t apologize to Xander for not telling him about Spike. Who you sleep with is *not* his business. THANK YOU! This moment makes me so angry. So very, very angry. Xander is a total Nice Guy (TM), and he gets all up in Buffy’s crap about stuff like this. If she wanted him to know, that would be different, but she doesn’t owe it to anyone to tell them....
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TO THE PROTESTORS:
sapphrikah: If they make you sign ANYTHING if you are arrested make sure to tell them you do so under “duress and coercion” and even initial the form with “V.C. Your Signature” which is latin for Vi Coactus”.
I just canceled our health insurance. We can’t afford it, and there was a cap on the baby’s appointments so they wouldn’t be covered for the rest of the year. If we put 2/3 of the premium cost in a bank account, we can pay for most things out of pocket. I applied for state insurance a couple weeks ago, and they will cover us retroactively from the application date once we get...
This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a...– - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, arguing in 2009 why Troy Davis’ execution should proceed immediately, without any further interference from the Supreme Court. Death panels in America are real. (via socialismartnature) Scalia has continually shown his belief that courts are about procedure...
thecurvature: “But it found something else: that whites and blacks also differ in their willingness to even consider arguments about the death penalty’s validity. For example, African Americans who originally supported the death penalty responded both to racial arguments (for example, “the death penalty is unfair because most of the people who are executed are black”) and non-racial arguments...
Better Red than Dead: Only on tumblr can I make a... →
jhameia: teramerapyar: so-treu: atomicsocialist: Only on tumblr can I make a plea for civil rights and justice, become frustrated with the radical community mocking peoples support of Troy Davis simply because they happen to be white, write a post on it and be mocked again for being white and privileged, something that I’m well aware of and be… you feel bad because you’re being mocked? ...
kiriamaya: meloukhia: ekswitaj: Abuse, which is never right, is made worse when the abuser “kinda sorta has a point”. What I mean is that when an abuser takes something true, something valid, and uses it as an excuse or braids it into their lies, then people coming from the outside (because they don’t see and maybe don’t want to see the whole truth) might stop and say so-and-so is right or...
I often find that people will say, “I don’t agree.” to statements that don’t...– Safi A. Thomas Artistic Director The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory (via safithomas)
#YAsaves: Sherman Alexie on Why the Best Kids... →
jhameia: guerrillamamamedicine: sherman alexie blogging about why he writes about the horrors for young adult fiction… When some cultural critics fret about the “ever-more-appalling” YA books, they aren’t trying to protect African-American teens forced to walk through metal detectors on their way into school. Or Mexican-American teens enduring the culturally schizophrenic life of being...
I don't believe in the death penalty.
infiniteadventure: Under any circumstances to anybody.
tariqk: jonathan-cunningham: “I will never think of America the same way after the Bush-Cheney administration. They ripped the scales off my eyes; they proved that America isn’t, in the end, different; that its core moral principles, such as the prohibition of torture, are nostrums to be tossed aside at the whim of a few very scared and incompetent men; that the rule of law ends when it comes...
That awkward moment when a guy you trust posts MRA...
Not how I wanted to start my day.
[TW: Body issues] Reblog this if you started...
jhameia: karnythia: sourcedumal: feministslut: princessjinx: chameleon-girl: iwillalwayschoseyou: dietandcigarettes: healthyattributes: hel-thee-weyt-laws: burriedinmybackyard: …Im not even 16 yet. It started when I was 8. I was 13. I was 8 too, What a sick world. 10,000th note, this is fucking sad. Screw society. omg Megan look at the notes Twelve. Twelve or...