toomanyfandomsformysanity:

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! And the soundtrack is perfect. I am SO GLAD I HAVE IT NOW!!! YES THIS DESERVES CAPSLOCK!!!

Police tasing caught on video stirs up controversy

thinksquad:

Americans are afraid to talk about the NSA on social media, according to a new survey published by the Pew Research Center. Since Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents detailing the agency’s massive surveillance program on U.S. citizens’ digital and wireless communications, Americans say they are far more willing to criticize the NSA in face-to-face discussions compared to online.

http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/12779/20140828/nsa-spying-news-over-half-of-americans-wont-talk-about-edward-snowden-and-the-government-agency-on-facebook-or-twitter.htm

(Source: retta666)

momo33me:

Beautiful children of  Khuza’a Gaza.

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thinksquad:

St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public space

A video showing the arrest of a black St. Paul man for allegedly sitting in a public space and refusing to give up his name surfaced yesterday, Aug. 26 — only weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri re-sparked the national debate on race and police profiling.

The video, shot by the man’s cellphone, shows his interaction with officers as he attempts to pick up his children from New Horizon Academy in downtown St. Paul. As the officers force the man to put his hands behind his back, he drops his phone and the video goes black, but the audio continues and we hear the man crying for help and proclaiming that his kids are watching. Both officers in the video are white.
“Why do I have to let you know who I am?” the man asks the first female officer at the beginning of the video. “I don’t have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws.”
From the following dialogue, it appears the police were called by a store clerk, who was upset over the man sitting in front of his store. The man in the video tells the officer he was sitting in front of the store for 10 minutes as he waited for his kids to get out of school, and that the area is public and he had a right to sit there.
“The problem was —” the female officer begins.
“The problem is I’m black,” the man fires back. “It really is, because I’m not sitting there with a group of people. I’m sitting there by myself. By myself, not causing a problem.”
Eventually a second male officer approaches the man in the video and attempts to restrain him.
“I’ve got to go get my kids,” the man tells the second officer, pulling his arm away. “Please don’t touch me.”
“You’re going to go to jail then,” the second officer says.
“I’m not doing anything wrong,” the man replies.
At this point, both officers grab the man.
“Come on brother,” the man says, “This is assault.”
“I’m not your brother,” the second officer replies. “Put your hands behind your back otherwise it’s going to get ugly.”
Eventually the officers start to cuff the man and he drops his cellphone and the video goes black.
“I haven’t done anything wrong!” we hear the man yell. “Can somebody help me? That’s my kids, right there! My kids are right there!”
“Put your hands behind your back!” the male officer screams.
We hear the flicker of a Taser and the man screams out. As they move away from the cellphone, the man continues to plea to passersby to help him.
In the distance the scene calms down and the man continues to explain to the officers that he still hasn’t broken any laws, that he stayed calm, didn’t curse and wasn’t attempting to flee — making cuffing him and tasering him unnecessary.
“I didn’t do anything wrong. I’m a working man. I take care of my kids. And I get this?” we hear him say. “And you tase me. For what? I don’t have any weapons. You’re the ones with the weapons here.”

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2014/08/27/st-paul-cops-allegedly-taser-and-arrest-black-male-sitting-public-space

confrontingbabble-on:

Religion prospers greatly…from the gullibility of the ignorant. Therefore…religion fights hard…to keep people ignorant…
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it…" Genesis 2:17

confrontingbabble-on:

Religion prospers greatly…from the gullibility of the ignorant. Therefore…religion fights hard…to keep people ignorant…

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it" Genesis 2:17

mostlysignssomeportents:

Gulf War II cover poster, Mad Magazine, NYC, NY.JPG on Flickr.

mostlysignssomeportents:

Gulf War II cover poster, Mad Magazine, NYC, NY.JPG on Flickr.

confrontingbabble-on:

Religion promotes sectarianism…a multitude of competing insular, self assured, self-righteous factions…versus all others. In other words…religion promotes chaos.
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace. I came to bring trouble.I have come to make this happen: A son will turn against his father. A daughter will turn against her mother. A daughter-in-law will turn against her mother-in-law. Even members of your own family will be your enemies." Jesus, Matt 10:34-36 

confrontingbabble-on:

Religion promotes sectarianism…a multitude of competing insular, self assured, self-righteous factions…versus all others. In other words…religion promotes chaos.

Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace. I came to bring trouble.I have come to make this happen: A son will turn against his father. A daughter will turn against her mother.
A daughter-in-law will turn against her mother-in-law. Even members of your own family will be your enemies." Jesus, Matt 10:34-36 

confrontingbabble-on:

American Fascism: Conservative…Christian…Tea Party…elitist bigotry… masquerading, as patriotism…
"Many variants of this (quotation) exist, but the earliest known incident of such a comment appears to be a partial quote from James Waterman Wise, Jr., reported in a 1936 issue of The Christian Century…that in a recent address here before the liberal John Reed club, said, that Hearst and Coughlin are the two chief exponents of fascism in America.
 If fascism comes, he added, it will not be identified with any “shirt” movement, nor with an “insignia,” but it will probably be “wrapped up in the American flag and heralded as a plea for liberty and preservation of the constitution." The Christian Century, Volume 53, Feb 5, 1936, p. 245
From http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis

confrontingbabble-on:

American Fascism: Conservative…Christian…Tea Party…elitist bigotry… masquerading, as patriotism…

"Many variants of this (quotation) exist, but the earliest known incident of such a comment appears to be a partial quote from James Waterman Wise, Jr., reported in a 1936 issue of The Christian Century…that in a recent address here before the liberal John Reed club, said, that Hearst and Coughlin are the two chief exponents of fascism in America.

If fascism comes, he added, it will not be identified with any “shirt” movement, nor with an “insignia,” but it will probably be wrapped up in the American flag and heralded as a plea for liberty and preservation of the constitution."
The Christian Century, Volume 53, Feb 5, 1936, p. 245

From http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis

Turning The Wires That Carry Power Into Batteries, Too

txchnologist:

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by Marsha Lewis, Inside Science

Every day, millions of Americans rely on electronic devices that have one thing in common: they must be charged. The process is pretty simple, but it does require a bit of time and forethought.

But what if there were a better way to store and create the power needed to run these gadgets?

Now, scientists have created a better way using a simple electrical cable wire.

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cosbyykidd:

raw-r-evolution:

makemeasammichyo:

shocked to see how much people donated to Darren Wilson. It’s crazy

racists standing up for racists. 

It’s sad but I’m not surprised

cosbyykidd:

raw-r-evolution:

makemeasammichyo:

shocked to see how much people donated to Darren Wilson. It’s crazy

racists standing up for racists. 

It’s sad but I’m not surprised

momo33me:

Love in the time of genocide: This wedding photo of an Israeli couple taken yesterday has the incongruence of surrealism - but in it’s worst moments. It’s being “shot” (apropos the setting) in an army staging area on the Israel-Gaza border near a kibbutz. Is the groom on furlough from driving the tank? Are they from the kibbutz? Would not they have preferred a bucolic pastoral setting to celebrate their nuptials? What will the grandkids say when they look at the wedding album? Or does this reflect the militarism of Israeli life? Rusted out, abandoned military tanks & equipment are the backdrop in many public parks where children play & families picnic.But this young couple selected this place. Is this the Promised Land envisioned by Theodor Herzl? When Zionists cooked up their colonial schema, was this their vision of Jewish freedom from persecution? Because to most people it looks a lot like hell. And the Hallmark moment does not alter that an iota. Mary Scully (Photo by Oded Balilty / AP)

momo33me:

Love in the time of genocide: This wedding photo of an Israeli couple taken yesterday has the incongruence of surrealism - but in it’s worst moments. It’s being “shot” (apropos the setting) in an army staging area on the Israel-Gaza border near a kibbutz. Is the groom on furlough from driving the tank? Are they from the kibbutz? Would not they have preferred a bucolic pastoral setting to celebrate their nuptials? What will the grandkids say when they look at the wedding album? 

Or does this reflect the militarism of Israeli life? Rusted out, abandoned military tanks & equipment are the backdrop in many public parks where children play & families picnic.But this young couple selected this place. Is this the Promised Land envisioned by Theodor Herzl? When Zionists cooked up their colonial schema, was this their vision of Jewish freedom from persecution? Because to most people it looks a lot like hell. And the Hallmark moment does not alter that an iota. 
Mary Scully 
(Photo by Oded Balilty / AP)

mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up