Basically, it consists of the ground up noses, hooves, skin, ears, lips, bones and connective tissues of cows, pigs and/or horses. It’s boiled down to make snacks, food and medicine. Jell-O, fruit snacks, yogurt and even some frozen vegetables contain gelatin. It’s pretty fucking gross.
Interesting to think THIS is what is used in marshmallows, candies and more of your favorite products. I’m seriously in astonished right now, because I’ve never actually seen what gelatin in the raw looked like, just knew what it was. Guess this is where the “a picture is worth a thousand words” bit comes in? Regardless, interesting.
GNARRRRRRLY that’s fucking gross. i was on a camping trip with this guy i had met recently and didn’t know much about, we got marshmallows for the fire, and he was like “ohhh man i haven’t had marshmallows in forever!! can i have one??” i was like “yea sure, of course.” gave him one, and he said, rather curiously, “i wonder what’s in gelatin it always gives such a strange texture…” and then it hit me and i said, ” wait, are you vegetarian? it’s just composed of crushed up animal bones, hooves, and basically all the stuff they don’t use with animals…” he immidiately spit it out, i felt soooo bad for not asking before hand.
i ruined marshmallows and jello for a few of my campers years back. they asked me why i wasn’t eating them and i straight up told them. i remember sally spit it out instantly.
It isn’t rocket science even if every movie, ad and video game tells you this behavior is cool, it isn’t. What it is is a manifestation of the system you claim to want to change. Don’t ask us to keep pointing out your misogynist behavior, you really should be able to figure it out yourselves, take responsibility for it and stop it because you know what, you are wasting precious time and energy and keeping us from discussing what feminism brings to a movement that aims to address economic inequities, starting with the most obvious point that women get paid less than men, so those inequities hit us the hardest. There is a lot more to it than that, but that is pretty easy to grasp, so let’s start there and insist that this very basic truth is a crucial issue that must be addressed if we are to achieve real change.
David Lane, a well-known Denver attorney and first amendment defender, thinks that City of Denver authorities have gone too far in their reaction against the Occupy Denver protesters.
On Tuesday, Lane plans to seek an injunction in U.S. District Court because he is concerned the city has overreacted and is possibly infringing on the First Amendment rights of the protesters, 9News reports.
According to The Denver Post, seven Occupy Denver protesters and supporters filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing city officials of trying to suppress the protest by harassing them. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by attorney David Lane cites approximately 100 arrests and raids on Occupy Denver encampments and asks for an order to halt the city’s alleged attempts to stop the protest.
The Associated Press reports that the lawsuit states that city officials devised a plan on Oct. 13 to silence protesters by selectively enforcing city ordinances that are usually considered minor infractions: honking, parking, sidewalk rights of way and park hours.
Lane, speaking to CBS Denver, calls the police response to Occupy Denver outrageous saying, “It is clear that if you honk your horn in Denver, you just don’t get a ticket. The only humans on earth who have ever gotten a ticket for honking their horns are people who support Occupy Denver.”
Denver Police confirmed that honking a car horn for anything other than an emergency is illegal, but they did not confirm that anyone had been ticketed for doing so at Civic Center Park, according to The Denver Post.
Westword, who has been covering Lane’s participation extensively, reports that Lane has four issues he and his law firm are going after the city for: ticketing people who honk in support of Occupy Denver, ticketing people who stop to give donations to the protesters, the police’s heavy handed reaction against people who put items down on the sidewalk, and possibly even the curfew in the park enforcement.
Lane says to Westword, “It’s absurd that after 11 p.m., if anyone sets foot in the park they get arrested and everyone has to stay off the sidewalk at that point.” Lane also feels that the tents are a “form of speech” and that the city’s banning of them may also be in violation of free speech.
A lot of people, especially on the Left, have the tendency to make jokes about the 2012 GOP candidates; these people look forward to each new debate in what seems to have become an merciless and unending string of debates — I think we’ve had more than ten now — in order to “live-blog” or “live-tweet” them, mostly to point out the foolish answers that are given and thereby to congratulate themselves for not being foolish enough to be taken in by such ridiculousness.
I’m not someone who watches these debates. It’s not that I don’t like to laugh, though; I love to laugh and I generally don’t mind laughing at others’ expense. I don’t watch because I’m not going to vote for any of these people and because I’m terrified of them. Here are just a few quotations from last night’s debate:
Rick Santorum on profiling: “The folks who are most likely to be committing these crimes, obviously Muslims would be people you’d look at … not exclusively, but these are things that you profile to find your most likely candidate.” Santorum later said, “Africa was a country on the brink.”
Herman Cain on terrorism: “They want to kill all of us, so we should use every means to kill them first.” Cain also claimed that “As a result of this administration, our national security has been downgraded.”
Newt Gingrich on extending the PATRIOT Act: “All of us will be in danger for the rest of our lives. This is not going to end in the short run. …no, I would not change it.”
Rick Perry on Iran, arguing that Obama has failed to do something that he actually did earlier this week: “We need to sanction the Iranian Central Bank … that will shut down that economy, and at that point in time they’ll truly have to deal with the United States.”
Michele Bachmann on Iraq: “We won the peace in Iraq, and now President Obama is giving that peace away.”
Ron Paul on foreign aid (which makes up approximately 1% of the budget): “I think aid is all worthless. It doesn’t do any good to most of the people. You end up taking money from poor people in this country and it goes to rich people in other countries, gets used for weapons of war … the biggest threat to our country is our financial situation, and this is aggravating it.”
There’s a whole lot more, but I think this is enough to make my point. And that point is this:
This stuff is only funny if you forget that they’re very serious and that a lot of people around the country are nodding their heads in agreement. What’s more, you would also need to forget that these people are running for President of the United States in earnest and one of them will actually be in a position to contend for that job in a few short months.
The only candidate who is seemingly capable of making any sense at all out there is Jon Huntsman and he’s polling at 2% on a good day. I’m not talking about making sense to someone like me, who isn’t going to vote for anyone on that stage; I’m talking about using reason to make and support claims that stand up to scrutiny. If that’s too high a bar for a presidential candidate, we’re all doomed.
So this isn’t funny. Seriously.
I’ve emphasized what I think is the takeaway from this- it’s easy to ridicule Rick Perry for forgetting the third agency that he’d remove, but the reality is that a front runner for the GOP wants to eliminate government agencies and he’s not even well read enough on the subject to remember what they are. Despicable and terrifying.
all of the above. the lack of intelligence running for office is terrifying.
After the attack, she hid what happened as long as she could. But soon she began vomiting in the mornings and showing signs of pregnancy. It was her attacker’s child.
In Afghanistan, this brought her not sympathy, but prosecution. Aged just 19, she was found guilty by the courts of sex outside of marriage — adultery — and sentenced to twelve years in jail.
Now inside Kabul’s Badam Bagh jail, she and her child are serving her sentence together.
Sitting with the baby in her lap, her face carefully covered, she explains the only choice she has that would end her incarceration.
The only way around the dishonor of rape, or adultery in the eyes of Afghans, is to marry her attacker. This will, in the eyes of some, give her child a family and restore her honor.
Incredibly, this is something that Gulnaz is willing to do.
“I was asked if I wanted to start a new life by getting released, by marrying this man”, she told CNN in an exclusive interview. “My answer was that one man dishonored me, and I want to stay with that man.”
Tending to her daughter in the jail’s cold, she added: “My daughter is a little innocent child. Who knew I would have a child in this way. A lot of people told me that after your daughter’s born give it to someone else, but my aunt told me to keep her as proof of my innocence.”
Gulnaz’s choice is stark. Women in her situation are often killed for the shame their ordeal has brought the community. She is at risk, some say, from her attacker’s family.
We found Gulnaz’s convicted rapist in a jail across town. While he denied raping her, he agreed that she would likely be killed if she gets out of jail. But he insists that it will be her family, not his, that will kill her, “out of shame.”
to a friend who posted some ignorant shit on his facebook supporting the mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients and implying that people on welfare are lazy bums. i expected a hell of a lot better out of him.
feel free to send me articles in which to point him towards to read regarding either of these.
“I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.’” At that point, Fox continues, a Seattle police officer lifted his foot and it hit her in the stomach, and another officer pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting Fox in the stomach.
I’m saddened and angered by this, i wish i could say i didn’t expect this from Seattle’s finest, but i know what they do all too often.
I don’t care if they take it as a compliment, fuck pigs.
okay honestly if i sound like i’m standing up for the wrong people i’m sorry, but i do think that this is bullshit. should police officers being using excessive force and pepper spraying people? no. not at all, not ever. BUT - everyone knows that regardless of whether it should or shouldn’t be violent, it is going to be anyways. what the fuck was this woman doing there. that is the most irresponsible case of potential parenting i’ve heard in a while. fuck you for going there in the first place, you brought this on yourself and now your own child is dead because of it. shows what kind of mother you would have made, that’s like sending a toddler out to the middle of the highway or something. you know the cars are there, just like you know that there is violence wherever occupy is going on.
This was a peaceful assembly prior to police cracking down, how dare you insult her capability as a mother, fuck you. She was not drinking and smoking trying to cause harm to her baby , she was in the streets practicing her rights, people should not be in fear of sustaining severe bodily harm for just protesting peacefully.
Whoever is victim blaming this woman FUCK YOU. What the FUCK is it about some people who feel like they have to justify every fucking horrible thing that happens to people by saying, “oh well, they shouldn’t have…”
Fuck that. This was a human fucking being that was three months pregnant who was planning on having a child only to have that taken away from her by a bastard of a fucking cop, what if this had been YOUR sister, your daughter, a friend a relative of yours?
What the fuck is wrong with you???
seriously. there you go with the victim-blaming. with that mentality, no one should ever go anywhere or do anything, because of the possibility of what might happen.
bad parenting would be lying to your children about what’s going on in the country right now; protesting is not bad parenting. that cop straight up kicked her in the stomach, he knew what he was doing.
At a town hall meeting in Gurnee this weekend, Rep. Joe Walsh, Tea Party-Ill., made it clear where the line between real Americanism and anti-American lies. It lies with Walsh. Anyone who agrees with Walsh is a real American. Anyone to Walsh’s left is a socialist trying to undermine this country’s core values.
“This whole Occupy Wall Street…stuff…is a well-orchestrated, well-funded far left effort to disrupt the American people and rile up Obama’s left base.”
“I think these are generally spoiled, pampered, unfocused clueless young people and a smattering of other people who don’t understand this country and are advocating anti-American solutions. They don’t at all represent America.”
“What about the veterans who take part in Occupy Wall Street?” a woman asked. “Do you consider them anti-American?”
“I don’t know how many veterans are part of the Occupy protest,” said Walsh, who has never served in the military. “I can’t imagine it’s many, but anyone who would advocate socialist solutions to certain problems in this country, they don’t understand this country.”
Tell us how you really feel, Joe! I’d love to know how OWS can be simultaneously well-orchestrated and well-funded yet unfocused and clueless.
This is the same Teabagger who suggested securing the border with alligators.
Sunday, Anonymous hacktivists assaulted PERF because of their alleged involvement in coordinating police crackdowns on Occupy protests across the country.
Anonymous hacktivists assaulted PERF, the Police Executive Research Forum, by taking down their website and releasing the private information of Sherwin B. “Chuck” Wexler - Executive Director at PERF.
PERF is a private but extremely influential national, non-governmental organization with close ties to law enforcement agencies across the country, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The group allegedly orchestrated and coordinated the sometimes brutal police crack down on Occupy Wall Street, and other Occupy movements across the country.
After severalnews organizations identified PERF as being responsible for advising and coordinating the police crackdowns resulting in Occupy evictions and other brutalities, the hivemind of the nebulous and notorious international Internet collective known as Anonymous began to swarm, and sting.
Occupy Denver, of course, is still taking things for our people on ground. Donations will now have to be portable, easy to carry — if not, alert the folks on ground that you have donations and ask them to help them carry them from your car. You will have to park away, being told the library may be the better option. When in doubt, ask the occupiers for help and where you can donate. There was a small child on ground, please don’t turn away! It’s imperative that we help them get winter gear to keep warm. Tonight was 20 degrees when I checked in and people are concerned about the cold:
- Flattened cardboard boxes (they’re using this to lay over sidewalks to protect them from the cold)
- Sleeping bags
- First aid items
- Gloves, hats, and scarves
- Socks! Especially wool, but lots and lots of socks!
- Long johns (I’m personally suggesting this)
- Extra long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts
Being told that it’s preferable to bring down prepared food. There is currently no kitchen, the police seem to be tearing it down. Although small amounts of perishable food are welcomed. Bring them portable, the people down there are having items stolen from them.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT DONATIONS MUST BE SOMETHING YOU CAN CARRY. PLEASE ASK THE PEOPLE ON GROUND FOR HELP IF YOU HAVE DOUBTS. DO NOT PULL ON THE SIDE AND DISRUPT THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC!
“I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, ‘I need to get in. My daughter’s there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, ‘Move on, lady.’ And they kept pushing with their sticks, pushing back. And she was crying. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he throws her to the ground and starts hitting her in the head,” says Smith. “I walk over, and I say, ‘Look, cuff her if she’s done something, but you don’t need to do that.’ And he said, ‘Lady, do you want to get arrested?’ And I said, ‘Do you see my hat? I’m here as a legal observer.’ He said, ‘You want to get arrested?’ And he pushed me up against the wall.”—
“In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states (Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland), it is now illegal to record an on-duty police officer even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.”
I got my last job because I went to grad school with the niece of the recruiter. Mind you, the job was terrible and I was underpaid, but hey, it was a job.
I had a couple of money-gobbling crises when I first started there, and I was also very sick with pneumonia. I had health insurance, but couldn’t afford the copay to see a doctor because I didn’t get any sick time so I had virtually no income. I had lots of medical bills and credit card bills (which had been racked up when I was unemployed and denied unemployment benefits), and I also had rent and a car payment to pay for. My rent, car payment, and car insurance took up all my money after taxes (this job was a 29% pay cut from the job I’d had before). I couldn’t pay my electric or phone bills, but I made too much money to get any assistance. When my electricity was eventually cut off, they charged me both a deactivation fee and a reactivation fee, on top of some other fees I didn’t understand. They only gave me one day cut-off notice, and if I’d worked the week before, I’d have been able to pay. Unfortunately, though, I had pneumonia and had missed a week of work, so that meant I got to have pneumonia and NO ELECTRICITY. Oh, that wasn’t a fun time period in my life.
Months later, I was homeless and on welfare, which at the time gave me $339 a month to live on. The current “earnings” of single, childfree, disabled adults on welfare is $197 because of state budget cuts. I was able to do more with $339 a month than I was with my working salary. While on welfare, I able to finally get help for my respiratory illnesses and other things that I just couldn’t get while working. I’m embarrassed to say that, but that’s how it worked for me. I remember falling asleep on my couch in my dark apartment and listening to the creaks and whispers in my chest and I would wonder if I was even going to wake up the next day. That may sound dramatic, but I was genuinely frightened.
Honestly, just taking “any” job is not better than nothing. I was working, but getting poorer and poorer every passing week. I felt like I was making negative money.
Also, the reason I got denied unemployment is because I took a temp job. I had several months left on my claim, but when I took a temp job, they closed my unemployment claim, and when I was unemployed again they said I hadn’t worked enough hours because the time period (base year) they were using to determine my eligibility was the time I was unemployed and temping a little. When my claim was first opened, they’d used the previous year. It’s all crap.
This is a really eloquent and not-so-biased article describing why #ows had to happen. This is especially good to read if you’re still not on board with the movement. Share this with as many people as possible.
“Like most women, I currently live in a society where violence, harassment and scary shit can break out at any moment, just because I told some random asshole “no” without bothering to be nice about it. Doing that is so dangerous that most women don’t dare; after a few scary incidents, they learn to make up excuses, to smile, to be sweet and welcoming, to act as if every single random asshole on the street is a precious new friend that they would just LOVE to stand outside of the Chipotle and chat with FOR HOURS, if only cruel fate had not intervened. That’s what it’s actually like, being a woman: Playing nice with every random asshole, because this random asshole might be the one who hurts you. And then, if he hurts you anyway, they’ll tell you that you led him on.”—
“NEW YORK — Among the hordes of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Frances Goldin stands out: the 87-year-old literary agent and activist has a tuft of purple hair and carries a sign that reads, “I’m 87 and mad as hell.”
She may not look like the typical Zuccotti Park demonstrator, but Goldin, who has demonstrated for the rights of the disenfranchised for decades, believes in the mission to close the income equality gap and to promote social justice.
“I’ve been arrested nine times for civil disobedience; I want to be arrested 12 times,” Goldin said Thursday. “And I was sure I’d be arrested today, but the cops were determined because of the bad publicity for them, to not arrest an 87-year-old woman.”
“I said [to an officer], ‘What if I socked you in the eye?,’ and he said, ‘I’d give you a free shot,’” Goldin said. “‘Well, what if I kneed you in the groin?,’ and he said, ‘No, you’re not going to get arrested!’”~More from MSNBC Thanks to Epic