today i removed myself from a bunch of political...
and a bunch of non-political ones. but on the political ones that asked for a reason as to why i’m unsubscribing i wrote “the two-party system is broken.”
European Parliament Official In Charge Of ACTA... →
solitaryforager: existentialistmumbojumbo: This is interesting. Kader Arif, the “rapporteur” for ACTA, has quit that role in disgust over the process behind getting the EU to sign onto ACTA. A rapporteur is a person “appointed by a deliberative body to investigate an issue.” However, it appears his investigation of ACTA didn’t make him very pleased: I want to denounce in the strongest...
Think Progress: Colbert's Super PAC raises over $1... →
think-progress: Dear Sirs and Sirettes, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (ABTT) would like it entered into the record that as of January 30th, 2012, the sum total of our donations was $1,023,121.24. Stephen Colbert, President of ABTT, has asked that I quote him as saying, ”Yeah! How you like me…
Republicans don’t even acknowledge that racism exists. There were a couple of...– Bill Maher (via barbiehighheels)
Economists weigh in on Ron Paul. →
steviemcfly: This is a great article explaining exactly why Paul’s economic policies would be disastrous.
Pink Zebra Ninja Shoes →
typicaljulia: This is the kind of badass mother I hope to be. Also, look at that grin! r0bertbrowniejr: Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool. She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink...
theadventuresofprincetaylor: your-nerd-hero: adriofthedead: sleeplikedeadmen: marioninstitutionformentalhealth: iamjustacoat: tccooksshit: demonsistersruru: randomredux: fanaticality: supercomputer: phaibooty: Wow. Pardon my French - fuckin’ hell, that was moving. Oh…oh my. Even if I could word this properly, there are no words to describe the truth of a video that...
INCOME INEQUALITY IS BAD FOR SOCIETY. REALLY BAD. →
jonathan-cunningham: chasingsunsetsandjustice: “Societies with more income inequality have higher infant death rates than other societies: Societies with more income inequality have higher rates of mental illness than other societies: Societies with more income inequality have a higher incidence of drug use than other societies: Societies with more income inequality have a higher high...
There as a study in which it comes out that thirty of the largest companies in...– Massachusetts Senate candidate ELIZABETH WARREN, on The Daily Show (via andyouhavetogivethemhope)
Forced Sterilization Mandatory for all Transgender... →
jonathan-cunningham: Little known fact about Sweden, that supposed bastion of liberal idealism: If a Swedish transgendered person wants to legally update their gender on official ID papers, a 1972 law requires them to get both divorced and sterilized first. Sweden is considered extremely gay-friendly, with one of the highest rates of popular support for same-sex marriage, and more than half...
How long would it take Mitt Romney to earn what... →
think-progress: Hint: It took Romney less than 24 hours to earn what the average American made in 2010. i think it’d take Romney an hour to make what I make in a year.
"You can call this 'class warfare' all you want. ...
— President BARACK OBAMA
Okay Tumblr, You Know What To Do
inothernews: evangotlib: I just donated $100 to Ken Aden’s campaign because of this. You know what to do. This is a sickening story. And we can do something about it, Tumblr. “This is terrorism. There is no other word for it.”
Breaking-up Britain? →
verbalresistance: A referendum for Scotland’s independence poses serious concerns for the future of the United Kingdom. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, is a major advocate of independence from Britain Britain once ruled a vast empire from India to Singapore and South Africa, but its own borders are now being threatened. The Scottish National Party, which won last May’s Scottish...
Santorum: Pregnancy as a result of rape is "a... →
i hate santorum.
This American Life's 'Mr. Daisey and the Apple...
publicradiointernational: Last week, Apple released for the first time the list of companies that supply components and manufacturing services to the company. It also announced that it would allow the Fair Labor Association to oversee independent audits of assembly plants employed by Apple. A week before this news, This American Life aired “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory,” which followed...
The more time has gone on, the more it has become clear that we’re not going see...– Rocky Anderson, Rocky Anderson’s radical third way, The Guardian voterocky.org (via cultureofresistance)
The problem with selecting a candidate to "beat...
cognitivedissonance: MSNBC and Fox News are both hammering home that out of all the candidates in the GOP primary in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich’s support was the highest among people who said the most important factor in their selection was a candidate who could defeat Barack Obama. Coincidentally, beating Obama was the most important factor in candidate choice to nearly 50% of voters. Fox...
Why I'm "terrifyingly radical" to my Victorian lit...
ideasandopinions: nogods-nomasters-nopants: sinidentidades: We got to talking about Thomas Carlyle, and my professor made the assertion that Carlyle was like Ron Paul and also had better ideas than Marx. I involuntarily shook my head in disagreement at him, and he called me out to make my case against his statements, so I did, “Well, Ron Paul doesn’t like the state taking care of...
Americans, we helped you and spread awareness... →
dreamradicaldreams: theloupgaroux: czarofdeath: Post by gamzeemakara Please help. We won’t be able to send you BBC and European TV and stuff if this passes. As my friend said, this is dangerous and scary. I’m not sure how to set one up, someone please make a petition. + Canada. Canada is included in this as well. fml. ACTA is actually worldwide! The negotiating parties include:...
BREAKING: Obama administration approves a rule... →
cultureofresistance: think-progress: A MAJOR WIN for women’s health! About time!
TW: intense graphic/comic about hating your body. →
i wanted to give you the option not to look. it’s not necessarily visually graphic, but somewhat so. it’s more mentally disturbing. on a personal level, i can relate to it. so maybe. eyehatedann: woah
the world: hey man we've got some really serious problems like global warming and mass economic failure and riots and genocide and aids and cancer and your healthcare system is shit so maybe we should get to work
us government: sit down i have to stop people from sharing things online
Government Could Strip Citizenship From Americans... →
If the Enemy Expatriation Act passes in its current form, the legislation will let the government strike away citizenship for anyone engaged in hostilities, or supporting hostilities, against the United States. The law itself is rather brief, but in just a few words it warrants the US government to strip nationality status from anyone they identify as a threat. What’s more, the government...
Obama sued over indefinite detention and torture... →
anonymissexpress: 17 January, 2012 | Tweeted by @SICKC_RDS In the past, journalist Chris Hedges has worked for NPR, The New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor. In his latest endeavor, however, he is teaming up with an unlikely pair: a couple of attorneys that will help him take on the president. US President Barack Obama is the target of a suit filed by Pulitzer Prize-winner...
I suspect the real purpose of this bill [NDAA] is to thwart internal, domestic...– Chris Hedges, Why I’m Suing Barack Obama (via cultureofresistance)
thedailywhat: Political Ad of the Day: In the latest ad from Stephen Colbert’s Jon Stewart’s not-Colbert-affiliated SuperPAC, Stephen Colbert Herman Cain channels his inner Herman Cain Stephen Colbert while telling South Carolina voters to cast their ballot for Herman Colbert. [colbersuperpac.] i absolutely love that stewart and colbert are making a mockery of our political system.