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10th February 2014

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workingamerica:

If the Super Bowl made one thing clear, it was the NFL is definitely NOT a “nonprofit.”
LIKE if you agree that the NFL should pay taxes. http://wefb.it/xExMx5 http://ift.tt/1ifdorM

workingamerica:

If the Super Bowl made one thing clear, it was the NFL is definitely NOT a “nonprofit.”

LIKE if you agree that the NFL should pay taxes. http://wefb.it/xExMx5 http://ift.tt/1ifdorM

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7th February 2014

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diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:
Guaranteed equality between men and women
A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document! (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

  • Guaranteed equality between men and women
  • A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
  • A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
  • A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
  • An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!

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4th February 2014

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29th January 2014

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cognitivedissonance:

steamedcrab:

so i was watching the news and this 2nd grader wrote this to the president, vice president, and a congressman. biden was the only one to respond yet. LITERALLY.

I love him.

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29th January 2014

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Well, Lady Gaga said she’s addicted to it, and it’s not harmless.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) questions Attorney General Eric Holder about the president’s stance on pot during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (via officialssay)

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22nd January 2014

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17th January 2014

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wilwheaton:

thejungleofmufasa:

andrysb24:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

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wilwheaton:

thejungleofmufasa:

andrysb24:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

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10th January 2014

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nbcnightlynews:

JUST IN: U.S. Attorney opens investigation into the West Virginia chemical spill

nbcnightlynews:

JUST IN: U.S. Attorney opens investigation into the West Virginia chemical spill

Tagged: environmentcorporate culturewest virginia2010s lifepolitics

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8th January 2014

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joshreads:

important news scoops from politico dot com

joshreads:

important news scoops from politico dot com

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6th January 2014

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flowisaconstruct:

minorexorcisms:

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odinsblog:

Goldie Taylor Drops Knowledge On Marijuana Legalization

We’re about to find out if she’s right —and it sounds about right (to me anyway)

Four things we know NOW:

1) Cannabis arrests have been increasing: in 2012 alone, police made one marijuana arrest every 42 seconds

One would think that the legalization of pot would cause a decrease of those arrests, HOWEVER

2) profit motivated ~*private*~ prisons are a very real thing and they are BIG money with BIG  lobbyists (the good news here is that CO. is actually closing prisons)

3) The price of legalized marijuana will probably go up…way UP

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and that alone increases the likelihood of an illegal underground market

4) Like nearly every other criminal arrest, marijuana arrests are very heavily racially biased

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(via regulatemarijuana.org)

So…IF a significant number of cannabis arrests are still made in Colorado due to an illegal underground market, and (or?) IF the for-profit, private prisons still need to be provided with a fresh supply of disproportionately Black and Latino inmates, all of that corporate greed & racial bias won’t just evaporate away into thin air. Those are not terribly big ifs, but time will soon tell

remember: racism and racial bias in the criminal “justice” system is ALWAYS at play and this IS Colorado we’re talking about (where the ONLY three men on death row are ALL BLACK — in a state that has only 4 percent Black people)

(h/t to  for collecting all of @GoldieTaylor's tweets on Storify)

It’s always good to look at the whole picture.

Tagged: marijuanapolitics2010s lifepoverty

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5th January 2014

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Anonymous said: As much as I love what you're supporting and are pressing for as far as a raise in the minimum wage, CEOs do NOT make 20160 an hour. I calculated that and it would be over 58 million dollars per year. Some CEOs may make that but the cast majority, even in big companies, make much less per year in a salary. Even with stock options it comes out to a much smaller number. I agree with you just get your facts clearer it'll help your argument be more credible

america-wakiewakie:

If you’d like to crunch these numbers and create for yourself the most accurate picture possible, be my guest. Here is a bit of fact checking though:

ORACLE CORP Lawrence J. Ellison 2012 $96,160,696

TESLA MOTORS INC Elon Musk 2012 $78,150,010

GAMCO INVESTORS INC Mario J. Gabelli 2012 $68,970,486 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC Robert A. Kotick 2012 $64,942,306

CBS CORP Leslie Moonves 2012 $62,157,026 

CHENIERE ENERGY INC Charif Souki 2012 $57,518,332

CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORP Brett A. Roberts 2012 $54,282,500

MCKESSON CORP John H. Hammergren 2013 $51,744,999

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC David M. Zaslav 2012 $49,932,867

HCA HOLDINGS INC Richard M. Bracken 2012 $46,359,246

I, however, think that when you decide to parse the nuances of grossly overpaid CEOs as a measure of credibility, you are missing the point of the infographic entirely.

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The desire for absolute accuracy is an utilitarian approach to a problem of societal values — which, obviously, is not defined by utilitarianism less we limit ourselves to a shallow understanding of numbers and the materialism reflected in gross pay as the only meaningful determiner of the social goods living wages represent (dignity, livelihood, economic freedom, social mobility).

The pay, even relative, directly reflects a gaping hole in how we purport to value those social goods, but in reality have been fleeced by the capitalist class. The real issue is the disparity between manager and laborer. Even the lowest of the top 100 paid CEOs, Alexander Smith of Pier 1 Imports, made 18.7 million — $9,016 an hour — , compared to the $8.42-$10.67 hourly paid sales associate. Quibbling about averaging that number in with the top paid CEO, Lawrence J. Ellison of the Oracle Corporation, who was paid $96,160,696 — $46,230 hourly — does less to damage my credibility than it does to damage your common sense. Not to be harsh, I just want people to understand the underlying issue. 

Tagged: povertycapitalismpolitics2010s life

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5th January 2014

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universalequalityisinevitable:

From the "Peter Joseph vs The Senate" segment of Culture In Decline | Episode #5 | “Baby Go Boom!”

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3rd January 2014

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3rd January 2014

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seriouslyamerica:

birdfishromance:

booasaur:

cellfangirl:

So to get to 51% of the electorate the Republicans are going to have to pull some votes from previously offended demographics.

the greatest part of yesterdays episode. now wheres the womens part?

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And that about sums it up.

JESSICA WILLIAMS IS EVERYTHING AND IF YOU DON’T LOVE HER YOU’RE WRONG.

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2nd January 2014

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Here’s the story. The story is that the national minimum wage is seven and a quarter an hour. I think most people understand that’s a starvation wage. Individuals can’t live on it. Families can’t live on it. If we raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — which to my mind doesn’t go as far as it should — that would be a raise for 30 million Americans, a vast majority of whom are adults. And that’s not just people making seven and a quarter an hour, it’s people making eight bucks an hour, nine dollars an hour.

And at a time when almost all new income is going to the top 1% it is time that working people — lower income workers — get a raise…

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