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A half-dozen eyewitnesses, not interviewed. No explanation of the officer’s side of events at all, save an anonymous “friend” of his “fiancé” giving out a third-hand account on CNN. The aggressive and militarized and very violent response to protesters asking for more justification than the fistful of nothing that the police have handed out. The department is either utterly incompetent, so incompetent that the lot of them needs to be canned and the town be placed under the jurisdiction of God knows who, or crooked, in which case ditto.

Regardless of whether the shooting itself was “justified,” the response has ticked off all the marks of what a racist and hyper-aggressive police response would look like, and every last protester can see that firsthand, and if you can’t figure out how that might be confirming every one of the neighborhood’s suspicions about how the shooting of Michael Brown went down, neither I nor anyone else can help you out on that one.

"

Don’t lecture people on ‘due process’ when you’re pointing guns at their heads (via smdxn)

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"Be the bigger person"

autie-baeddel-cat:

tcharlatan:

is bullshit advice.

My bigness is not determined by my capacity to quietly absorb bullying, degradation, or abuse.

Yes, this.

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skeletonwrekt:

freemarketsocialist:

tathwem-essenuejal:

eltigrechico:

He also mentioned in this that minorities, (both during and after the draft) are disproportionately effected by America’s wars.

Wait… is that Ron Paul?

Yeah. Leftists don’t give him enough credit.

Maybe because he wanted to end the civil rights act and is staunchly anti-choice
Just because a politician isn’t quite as trashy as once thought doesn’t make him any less of a politician

A quick reminder that Ron Paul is not a libertarian, but an anti-Federalist. When he talks about ending “big government”, he means at the federal level. State and local governments, however, can be as oppressive and discriminatory as they please.

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"

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

"

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)

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"Only humans would cling to a self-imposed economic system that impoverishes us when we can’t keep up with our robots’ labor instead of allowing our robots to free us from labor by taking care of our needs for free."

Unknown (via universalequalityisinevitable)

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universalequalityisinevitable:

universalequalityisinevitable:

Peter Joseph on technological unemployment, from this video.

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universalequalityisinevitable:

Shouldn’t the long-term goal of any society be complete unemployment?

(Source: Wikipedia)

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"I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live."

Oscar Wilde (via universalequalityisinevitable)

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http://jackpowerx.tumblr.com/ask

Ask me questions or comments, anon or not. I can only respond in song lyrics.

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Anyone on my dash who uncritically reblogs anti-sj crap will get snark and an unfollow.

Not necessarily in that order.

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