September 3, 2014

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September 3, 2014

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legendofpie:

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monsterbeard:

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This level of conflict of interest is massively unsurprising.

This is horrifying. The worst of Chicago politics migrated south to St. Louis.

Extremely. While we think of Chicago and New York as the most corrupt, we tend to forget our own local politics. This problem is wide spread in every city/county/state. 

There is no way to escape it until we all become aware of this problem. And then when we are aware, we have to organize and attack the problem by its roots. 

But exactly how do we do that?

We all talk about some grand plan of doing something about all this shit that has been happening, but has anyone actually put into practice what we have been saying we shouldbe doing?

Has anyone taken steps to prevent this? Has anyone actually bothered themselves to get up and start a movement? If they have, it’s been shut down real quick or not very well spread.

What I’m trying to get across is that we have to actually come together and get ideas going so that we can actually put a stop to this bullshit rather than just say we need to do it, and make sure the message is clear and publicized.

It’s like young kids dreaming of doing wild and imaginative things but never actually taking time to ask for help to make sure they can get there.

So what will we do?
That’s for you guys to decide.

No one’s talking about a grand plan. No “grand plan” is going to solve this issue as there are several levels to solving this problem

I can only speak about what I have done in MY city as I am focused on my specific city.

Steps to prevent this? Educate your peers about the government, how it works, how bills become laws, attending town hall meetings, attending counselman meetings, create neighborhood meetings, understand the law by city, county and state, educate them on parties and the people who are running for office, educate them on the voting and work related history of the person running for office, teach them how funding works in campaigns, teach them how funding works locally, help them understand who gets elected and who is chosen by a superior etc I can keep going on. However as you realize it is extensive and you will need a large group of people to engage within your own city.

Go to your local voting commitee building, collect all of the needed material for voting as in rules, locations, registration and the names of folks who are registered. Go house to house to get them registered.

Next you have to get the community involved after you educate them. How do you get them involved? It all depends on location, class, finances, educational background, and their general background. Have you ever organized any event related to political issues such as police officers, politicians etc? It is no where near easy and it takes time. It is not just simply creating a facebook event or a twitter hashtag. I have been to over four rallies within the last month. You want to know who were there? The same exact people that were there at every other rally. I and several others physically took to the streets to talk to folks in the hood, in the suburbs and in the middle class neighborhoods. We reached out to every demographic possible and a month later, we still are no where near our goal.

I have seen several folks on tumblr and twitter start a movement and get the ball rolling. Yes we have gotten our ass up and yes we have started a movement. Can we say the same for you or are you up to starting that movement in your respective city? Are you involved in your local movements? Or do you know of any movements in your city? I am not on tumblr just posting out my ass saying what we should do cuz I am actually doing it. I can post the pictures, videos and articles about what I and others are doing in my city.

This shit aint for hype on a blog. What I am doing is telling people to get shit crackin in their cities.

If you think these “young kids” are “dreaming of doing wild and imaginative things but never actually taking time to ask for help to make sure they can get there” then you arent paying attention to what is going on around the country. Just because it is not publicized or reblogged on Tumblr doesnt mean we arent out here pushing for shit to change. We have been and continue to organize. However we cannot just jump in and off the back start marching with our signs singing and chanting. If you have organized anything, you would understand that it takes time to organize properly

So what will YOU do is the real question

September 2, 2014

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September 2, 2014

ayujochuu:

I quit.

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September 2, 2014

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September 2, 2014
maryjblige:

bootyscientist:

descentintotyranny:

Anti-trans trolling spree forces Wikipedia to ban U.S. House staffers for third time
Aug. 21 2014
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has once again blocked all computers from the U.S. House of Representatives in order to stop malicious edits to popular pages on the site.
According to The Hill, Wikipedia instituted the ban on Wednesday night after users operating from the House IP address made a series of anti-trans edits to the page for Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
Anonymous users operating from the Republican-led House were persistently re-editing the page to slur trans actress Laverne Cox by mis-gendering her mentions on the show’s page. For instance, they changed Cox’s description from “real transgender woman” to “real man pretending to be a woman.”
One user in particular went on an anti-trans editing spree this week, changing entries on multiple pages related to transgenderism until Wikipedia administrators were forced to step in.
“An obvious transphobe is using this IP to edit the article on transphobia,” the Hill quoted one Wikipedia user as saying.
“I have no problem with Congressional staffers editing Wikipedia,” said another user to the anti-trans editor. “I have a problem only with YOU vandalizing Wikipedia.”
The person using the IP address responded — without revealing their identity — that the malicious edits were in fact “official business” endorsed by a member of the House. Their changes, they said, were intended to bring “fairness” to the discussion.
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and these are the fucking children that run our country. this is despicable.

Kill America

maryjblige:

bootyscientist:

descentintotyranny:

Anti-trans trolling spree forces Wikipedia to ban U.S. House staffers for third time

Aug. 21 2014

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has once again blocked all computers from the U.S. House of Representatives in order to stop malicious edits to popular pages on the site.

According to The Hill, Wikipedia instituted the ban on Wednesday night after users operating from the House IP address made a series of anti-trans edits to the page for Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

Anonymous users operating from the Republican-led House were persistently re-editing the page to slur trans actress Laverne Cox by mis-gendering her mentions on the show’s page. For instance, they changed Cox’s description from “real transgender woman” to “real man pretending to be a woman.”

One user in particular went on an anti-trans editing spree this week, changing entries on multiple pages related to transgenderism until Wikipedia administrators were forced to step in.

“An obvious transphobe is using this IP to edit the article on transphobia,” the Hill quoted one Wikipedia user as saying.

“I have no problem with Congressional staffers editing Wikipedia,” said another user to the anti-trans editor. “I have a problem only with YOU vandalizing Wikipedia.”

The person using the IP address responded — without revealing their identity — that the malicious edits were in fact “official business” endorsed by a member of the House. Their changes, they said, were intended to bring “fairness” to the discussion.

Read More

and these are the fucking children that run our country. this is despicable.

Kill America

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September 2, 2014
duckindolans:

rachelstewartjewelry:



BETTY BOOP - OriginMs. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole ). Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style! > for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (( Max Fleischer )) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was YES a Black Woman. Her singing trademark Was.. “boop oop a doop “.. In a baby voice at the cotton club in Harlem. - Esther Jones who’s stage name was “Baby Esther” was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret. Helen Kane SAW Baby’s act in 1928 and (stole) Used it in her hit song I Wanna Be Loved By You.An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928. Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.$250,000 infringement lawsuitEsther’s manager also testified that , Helen Kane & her manager , saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.Scholar Robert G.O’ Meally said, Betty Boop The WHITE CARTOON herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her backround.Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.@Learn your History or they will Hide it from you.@BLACK-American MUSIC and DANCE Styles. - Influential WorldWide “



don’t forget that Betty Boop was a major influence in Osamu Tezuka’s work. Tezuka is considered one of the fathers of modern anime with the “big doe eyes” style so to some extent all anime girls nowadays owe part of their legacy to this lady!

duckindolans:

rachelstewartjewelry:

BETTY BOOP - Origin

Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. 

Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole ). Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style! > for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” 

Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (( Max Fleischer )) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was YES a Black Woman. 

Her singing trademark Was.. “boop oop a doop “.. In a baby voice at the cotton club in Harlem. - 
Esther Jones who’s stage name was “Baby Esther” was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret. 
Helen Kane SAW Baby’s act in 1928 and (stole) Used it in her hit song I Wanna Be Loved By You.

An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928. 

Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.

$250,000 infringement lawsuit

Esther’s manager also testified that , Helen Kane & her manager , saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.
Scholar Robert G.O’ Meally said, Betty Boop The WHITE CARTOON herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her backround.

Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.

@Learn your History or they will Hide it from you.
@BLACK-American MUSIC and DANCE Styles. - Influential WorldWide “

don’t forget that Betty Boop was a major influence in Osamu Tezuka’s work. Tezuka is considered one of the fathers of modern anime with the “big doe eyes” style so to some extent all anime girls nowadays owe part of their legacy to this lady!

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September 2, 2014
"A male friend of mine that develops AAA games told me, “When a woman criticizes me, it goes to a different part of my brain than when a man on my team does. I get defensive really quickly. I’m trying to get better about it.” I don’t think his is a unique experience.

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it."

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via brutereason)

Yeah, it goes to the “DISMISS ANYTHING WOMEN SAY” part of his brain, while he thinks about doing violence towards her. Men=shit.

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September 2, 2014
magdalenarivera:

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la casa de tumblr user chanclazo

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September 2, 2014
"Darren Wilson fundraiser shutdown mysteriously and anonymous creator of the page disappears; donators may have been swindled."

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September 2, 2014
birdandbriar:

madameatomicbomb:

tartyone:

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament
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Jesus Chalupa!

well you can tell by the way I use my walk I’m a kinesin, no time to talk….

Holy bats!

birdandbriar:

madameatomicbomb:

tartyone:

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament

via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

Jesus Chalupa!

well you can tell by the way I use my walk I’m a kinesin, no time to talk….

Holy bats!

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September 2, 2014

justinnnnnnnnnnnnnn:

When someone thinks you’re a hassidic hillbilly with a snoot full of honeybees

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September 2, 2014

heckascootie:

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charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 

LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT

This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY

No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 

I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 

this really helped me out when i didn’t have insurance. like, being able to spend only $8 on meds that normally would’ve cost me $100+ is incredible.

Trying this.

Okay, YES. Just downloaded and searched for Ben’s prescription and we can get it for <$60 at the same pharmacy where we last paid over $100. Get this app, people!

September 2, 2014
eraserheadsbaby:

the ol’ razzle dazzle

eraserheadsbaby:

the ol’ razzle dazzle

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September 2, 2014

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