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I signed a change.org petition asking that this, among other necessary policies be made mandatory by federal law. FUCKING SIGN IT.
well would you look at that…
Do you want to know why humanity will never get a head? Because we believe in scapegoats. Because when some one from a religion/race/country/gender/class/caste does something evil we blame where they came from or what they were/are. Their acts of evil are unjustified and oppressive, thank God we are enlightened! We/I could never do something oppressive. Oh, foolish us. See, the darkness in humanity is not some alien thing put there by our religion, our parents or even our money. The evil inside us is like a yeast that has been growing in us since the Dawn. We may feed it with the sugars of power, money and even God, but it was always there. We can all do evil and we can all oppress. For we are humanity whole, not humanity them and humanity us.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
via The Huffington Post.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
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my favorite story ever is that on mick jagger’s 25th birthday in ‘68 he invited a bunch of celebrities and played jumpin’ jack flash and sympathy for the devil n everyone liked it but then paul mccartney slipped the dj a copy of hey jude/revolution and everyone went crazy and told them to play it again and for the rest of the night mick was super pissed bc paul mccartney outshone him at his own party
i know there’s a lot going on right now but let’s please not forget that the steubenville rapist went free this week and is back on his high school’s varsity football team
are you fucking serious????? this case and reading about it literally wrecked me for an entire summer like i honestly didn’t leave my house for a month and a half because i was so afraid of how there were hoardes of men everywhere. What the fuck is going on
WTF Ohio. Seriously Fuck that shit.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ferguson police.
Straight up white supremacists.
this is exactly how they’ve always talked to us, this is how cops in NY speak to little brown and black kids as young as 12 and 13 up to 18 and 19 and so on. this isn’t because there’s aggression from riots this is just how they speak about us and think of us.
It upsets me that people are always trying to say this is how cops talk to us (yes, I have had a cop point a gun in my face before) and nobody believes it until Anderson Cooper puts it on television.
- share all the material you can; share this article on how to make a tear gas mask or this post on the rundown of the situation in ferguson or this livestream link to the peaceful protests in ferguson
- don’t you DARE make this about yourself or how you hate when…
This is for those who are curious and you all out in Ferguson. I’m going to be attaching some info graphics (one may seem needless due to circumstances but I’m adding it anyway.) I have some more info I’d like to put into a better to use format ( alot of them are screen grabs and I’d like to put in clearer and slur free language.) If you want me to send anything I got or any info I have ( I’m a Criminal Justice student) don’t hesitate to ask.
I have seen a few of these but a post with them compiled may help more. I will be editing these as I get it all prepared I’ll use the Ferguson Protest Aid tag for any updates I do. Stay safe everyone.
In Ferguson, police have:
- Gunned down a teenager in the street, hands already above his head
- Referred to black neighborhoods as “fucking animals”
- Dispersed a candlelight vigil with tear gas and rubber bullets
- Occupied neighborhoods and stationed tanks on street corners
- Shut down a McDonald’s, arresting two reporters in the process
- Ordered media crews out of the city and confiscated video
- Arrested members of St. Louis city council for tweeting
They arrested members of the city council for tweeting. No one is safe in the police state.