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Most comments: 13

2015-07-06 15:12:57 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Most reshares: 46

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2015-07-06 22:19:31 (7 comments, 46 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-04 18:42:27 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-07 13:04:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ignore the pic. It's about internet vigilantes.

Ignore the pic. It's about internet vigilantes.___

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2015-07-07 11:21:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

HIStory has already omitted our heroes but now they're finishing the job.

HIStory has already omitted our heroes but now they're finishing the job.___

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2015-07-07 10:49:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

❝ Does the most famous document in American history really state “all Men are created equal,” then hypocritically proclaim right afterward its first inhabitants are “merciless Indian savages”?
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Go figure, in Jefferson's rough draft was a statement he was adamant in having “against King George III for creating and sustaining the slave trade, describing it as 'a cruel war against human nature.'” He was eventually overruled. ❞

But "savages stayed". And regardless of which side of the war those "savages" took, the it final treatment was the same.

❝ Does the most famous document in American history really state “all Men are created equal,” then hypocritically proclaim right afterward its first inhabitants are “merciless Indian savages”?
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Go figure, in Jefferson's rough draft was a statement he was adamant in having “against King George III for creating and sustaining the slave trade, describing it as 'a cruel war against human nature.'” He was eventually overruled. ❞

But "savages stayed". And regardless of which side of the war those "savages" took, the it final treatment was the same.___

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2015-07-07 03:38:15 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 23:42:11 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 22:24:24 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

What actually happened with the infamous wedding cake, and why was the award so high?

In answer to the second, because the owners publicly doxxed and attacked the couple.

Note that the exact same law has been use to punish discrimination against Christians.

Some right wing sites are fibbing like there's no tomorrow. Here's the actual truth –___What actually happened with the infamous wedding cake, and why was the award so high?

In answer to the second, because the owners publicly doxxed and attacked the couple.

Note that the exact same law has been use to punish discrimination against Christians.

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2015-07-06 22:19:31 (7 comments, 46 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 21:46:32 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

GUTHRIE: If a state clerk refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, would you agree with that too?
CRUZ: There’s no religious backing for that.

Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And, but for the interference with his arrangement, there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix. — Judge Bazile ruling against Loving

Yes, Senator Cruz, there was religious backing for that (and still is, in some circles). And for just about every other form of discrimination and bigotry every seen in this country. (How recently were people saying that Catholics couldn't become president, because they answered to the Pope?) So you want to talk slippery slopes? You're trying to slide us right back tosla... more »

GUTHRIE: If a state clerk refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, would you agree with that too?
CRUZ: There’s no religious backing for that.

Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And, but for the interference with his arrangement, there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix. — Judge Bazile ruling against Loving

Yes, Senator Cruz, there was religious backing for that (and still is, in some circles). And for just about every other form of discrimination and bigotry every seen in this country. (How recently were people saying that Catholics couldn't become president, because they answered to the Pope?) So you want to talk slippery slopes? You're trying to slide us right back to slavery…in the name of religion and states rights. An unholy combination last combined to fight segregation, and before that to justify the Civil War.___

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2015-07-06 20:22:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

https://twitter.com/AIDSPol/status/618026884840996864

https://twitter.com/AIDSPol/status/618026884840996864___

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2015-07-06 18:05:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 17:11:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Visa and Mastercard shouldn't decide what type of speech is allowed online.

Visa and Mastercard shouldn't decide what type of speech is allowed online.___

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2015-07-06 17:05:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I want a basement big enough to hide a 45 ton tank.

I want a basement big enough to hide a 45 ton tank.___

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2015-07-06 16:30:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 16:10:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is a good example of how to politically engage those who angrily disagree with you.

This is a good example of how to politically engage those who angrily disagree with you.___

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2015-07-06 15:33:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 15:27:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

❝ It took eleven days, two lawyers, the media, and the filing of a federal lawsuit, but Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton of Grandbury, Texas have just been issued a marriage license. ❞

❝ It took eleven days, two lawyers, the media, and the filing of a federal lawsuit, but Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton of Grandbury, Texas have just been issued a marriage license. ❞___

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2015-07-06 15:22:53 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

❝ By exposing Nisha's TB to various drugs without wiping it out, her doctors just made it stronger, a problem that Udwadia—the doctor who first identified extreme drug resistance in the germ—and other health experts say is becoming increasingly widespread in India. Too few diagnostic laboratories, too many poorly-trained health practitioners and thousands of infected people living in crowded, unsanitary conditions has made India home to the world's largest epidemic of drug-resistant TB. More than two million Indians every year get the highly contagious disease, and a patient dies every two minutes. Around 62,000 of these people harbor TB that is immune to at least four types of drugs, according to the World Health Organization, and as many as 15,000 may have an even more dangerous type called “extensively drug-resistant” TB that fights off almost every antibiotic in the medical arsenal.❞... more »

❝ By exposing Nisha's TB to various drugs without wiping it out, her doctors just made it stronger, a problem that Udwadia—the doctor who first identified extreme drug resistance in the germ—and other health experts say is becoming increasingly widespread in India. Too few diagnostic laboratories, too many poorly-trained health practitioners and thousands of infected people living in crowded, unsanitary conditions has made India home to the world's largest epidemic of drug-resistant TB. More than two million Indians every year get the highly contagious disease, and a patient dies every two minutes. Around 62,000 of these people harbor TB that is immune to at least four types of drugs, according to the World Health Organization, and as many as 15,000 may have an even more dangerous type called “extensively drug-resistant” TB that fights off almost every antibiotic in the medical arsenal. ❞___

2015-07-06 15:12:57 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 13:24:09 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What on earth is going on in Australia with free speech?

What on earth is going on in Australia with free speech?___

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2015-07-06 12:59:12 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 02:05:59 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

World Premiere of Somtow's Arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner -- this is really a lovely rendition, and more amazing given that it was created quickly out of necessity.

World Premiere of Somtow's Arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner -- this is really a lovely rendition, and more amazing given that it was created quickly out of necessity.___

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2015-07-06 01:41:35 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Outstanding tap jam session!
#Dancergy #dance

Outstanding tap jam session!
#Dancergy #dance___

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2015-07-05 22:45:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Please sign the petition. This is just rediculous of course authors network with eachother. Friends buy friends books. We beta read for each other help find other good vooks to read. And yes we also write reviews. I am hunting down review bloggers now for reviews. Things like this will just hurt everyone. Just.... ugh.

Please sign the petition. This is just rediculous of course authors network with eachother. Friends buy friends books. We beta read for each other help find other good vooks to read. And yes we also write reviews. I am hunting down review bloggers now for reviews. Things like this will just hurt everyone. Just.... ugh.___

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2015-07-05 22:42:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-05 22:41:01 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I'm sure I can feel sorry for them if I try really hard...

...nope. I got nothing.

___I'm sure I can feel sorry for them if I try really hard...

...nope. I got nothing.

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2015-07-05 21:10:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

>>“A mystical aura of definitiveness often surrounds the value of DNA evidence,” the studies’ authors wrote.

In many cases, this aura is deserved. The method is unequivocal when it tests a large quantity of one person’s well-preserved genes, when it’s clear how that evidence arrived at a crime scene, and when the lab makes no errors in its work.
But those are not circumstances enjoyed by every criminal investigation.

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

>>“A mystical aura of definitiveness often surrounds the value of DNA evidence,” the studies’ authors wrote.

In many cases, this aura is deserved. The method is unequivocal when it tests a large quantity of one person’s well-preserved genes, when it’s clear how that evidence arrived at a crime scene, and when the lab makes no errors in its work.
But those are not circumstances enjoyed by every criminal investigation.

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2015-07-05 20:08:17 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

“These are blacks!” she said. “They don’t go on the internet.”

And surprise surprise, "Ole Miss" doesn't stand for "Old Mississippi".

People say that flying the confederate flag is about heritage and it is not racist. How is that possible given the war was about slavery?___“These are blacks!” she said. “They don’t go on the internet.”

And surprise surprise, "Ole Miss" doesn't stand for "Old Mississippi".

2015-07-05 19:06:24 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#loopholes  

#loopholes  ___

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2015-07-05 18:30:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The making of Me and Bobby McGee

“The title came from [producer and Monument Records founder] Fred Foster. He called one night and said, ‘I’ve got a song title for you. It’s “Me and Bobby McKee.”’ I thought he said ‘McGee.’ Bobby McKee was the secretary of Boudleaux Bryant, who was in the same building with Fred.___The making of Me and Bobby McGee

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2015-07-05 17:58:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

An interesting look at the potential impact of major volcanic activity on our society.

A bit of a lengthy read, but interesting. ___An interesting look at the potential impact of major volcanic activity on our society.

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2015-07-05 15:11:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Place of Departure

Chajnantor means “place of departure,” or more poetically “place of ascension” in the Kunza language of the Atacama region. It is a plateau about 5000 meters (16,000 feet) above sea level. Its elevation and arid climate makes for extremely difficult working conditions, but it also makes it perfect for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA.

ALMA is one of the first truly international astronomical endeavors. Rather than being spearheaded by a single nation with others lending primarily financial support, ALMA is a collaboration between the United States (NRAO), Europe (ESO), East Asia (NAOJ) and the Republic Chile. It’s coordination has been likened to the United Nations. Given ALMA’s 1.4 billion dollar price tag, international collaboration was the only way the project was feasible.

ALMA consists of more than 6012-meter an... more »

Place of Departure

Chajnantor means “place of departure,” or more poetically “place of ascension” in the Kunza language of the Atacama region. It is a plateau about 5000 meters (16,000 feet) above sea level. Its elevation and arid climate makes for extremely difficult working conditions, but it also makes it perfect for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA.

ALMA is one of the first truly international astronomical endeavors. Rather than being spearheaded by a single nation with others lending primarily financial support, ALMA is a collaboration between the United States (NRAO), Europe (ESO), East Asia (NAOJ) and the Republic Chile. It’s coordination has been likened to the United Nations. Given ALMA’s 1.4 billion dollar price tag, international collaboration was the only way the project was feasible.

ALMA consists of more than 60 12-meter antennas as well as 12 7-meter antennas. The 7-meter antennas are designed to be closely spaced, forming the Atacama Compact Array (ACA). Since the antennas use interferometry to create images of the sky, the ACA creates a wide sky view, while the larger array of 12-meter antennas allows us to focus in on particular objects. The antennas can be moved to different locations to allow for different scales and resolutions.

The engineering of ALMA is incredibly ambitious. In order to combine signals from the antennas, as supercomputing correlator had to be built on the plateau. It is the highest altitude supercomputer on the planet. The correlator not only has to account for the arrangement of the antennas, but also the orientation of the Earth relative to the target object. As the Earth rotates, the effective separation of the antennas change. While this gradual change is a computing challenge, it also allows us to create a more complete image of objects.

Because ALMA focuses on millimeter wavelengths, it is perfectly suited to image cold molecular clouds, both in interstellar regions and surrounding young stars. Since it can image these clouds with the resolution similar to that of the Hubble telescope, it’s able to provide an incredible view of things like planets forming around other stars.

ALMA has only begun what is intended to be a 30-year mission to study the universe. As the largest international astronomy collaboration, it is perhaps fitting that it resides at Chajnantor, as it will likely be a place of departure toward some incredible astronomical discoveries.

This post was made possible in part by the ACEAP project, funded by the National Science Foundation.___

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2015-07-05 14:04:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

quote: I have written in the past about how Iron Age chattel culture underlies Religious Right priorities that might otherwise seem at odds: Why do the same people who oppose abortion also oppose protections and rights for children once they are born? What do opposition to marriage equality and opposition to contraception have in common? Why is the line between marriage and slavery so blurry in the Bible? How was American slavery influenced by the Iron Age worldview? Why does biblical literalism so often incline people to embrace sexual and racial inequality?

From within Christianity, Episcopal theologian and author Kelly Brown Douglas has written extensively about some of these same questions, with a particular focus on sexuality and the Black body. After the Trayvon Martin killing, she channeled her grief into a book, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. In theinterview th... more »

quote: I have written in the past about how Iron Age chattel culture underlies Religious Right priorities that might otherwise seem at odds: Why do the same people who oppose abortion also oppose protections and rights for children once they are born? What do opposition to marriage equality and opposition to contraception have in common? Why is the line between marriage and slavery so blurry in the Bible? How was American slavery influenced by the Iron Age worldview? Why does biblical literalism so often incline people to embrace sexual and racial inequality?

From within Christianity, Episcopal theologian and author Kelly Brown Douglas has written extensively about some of these same questions, with a particular focus on sexuality and the Black body. After the Trayvon Martin killing, she channeled her grief into a book, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. In the interview that follows, Brown Douglas talks about the ancient concept of chattel, how it leads to the assumption that black bodies are “guilty, hypersexual, and dangerous,” and how it underlies the slaughter, from Florida to New York to Charleston, that has left America reeling.___

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2015-07-05 13:41:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#asteroid #climate #change

#asteroid #climate #change___

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2015-07-05 12:44:52 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I am a citizen of a nation in which slavery is legal. 

That’s a very hard thing for me to say, and a harder thing still to hear. Hard for me to say, because I have lived my life fighting for the idea that all citizens of our country are equal. Of course, I’ve always had the privilege of having white skin to hide me from the truth. Harder still to hear, because in a nation where slavery is accepted, no one is ever truly a free citizen. 

But I can’t hide from the truth anymore. Even the UN Report on Human Rights in the United States pulled no punches when released last week. 

http://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/united_states/session_22_-_may_2015/a_hrc_wg.6_22_l.10.pdf

I’m a lifelong, passionate student of history, and dreamer of the future. The song Imagine was released just before my birth. Born to an anti-Vietnam War hippie mom, whosurely san... more »

I am a citizen of a nation in which slavery is legal. 

That’s a very hard thing for me to say, and a harder thing still to hear. Hard for me to say, because I have lived my life fighting for the idea that all citizens of our country are equal. Of course, I’ve always had the privilege of having white skin to hide me from the truth. Harder still to hear, because in a nation where slavery is accepted, no one is ever truly a free citizen. 

But I can’t hide from the truth anymore. Even the UN Report on Human Rights in the United States pulled no punches when released last week. 

http://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/united_states/session_22_-_may_2015/a_hrc_wg.6_22_l.10.pdf

I’m a lifelong, passionate student of history, and dreamer of the future. The song Imagine was released just before my birth. Born to an anti-Vietnam War hippie mom, who surely sang along to me in my crib the words of her favorite musician. I grew up listening to stories of those who had fought long and hard for equality. I read everything I could get my hands on about the struggles of this country to truly represent the freedom and rights enshrined in our laws. 

Slavery was stricken as constitutionally legal with the 13th Amendment. Yet the text itself left former slave owners with everything they needed to ensure they could continue prospering under the enforced labor of others. 

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

The system continued with Jim Crow laws. The “former” slaves were kept indebted to the land in the form of sharecropping. Requiring them to only get goods and seeds from the store associated with the landowner, and pay it off at the end of each growing season kept them too poor to leave. And if they did think about leaving, that’s when the laws against certain jobs, living in certain areas, shopping in certain places all applied. It was oh so easy to keep slavery going, because they had the force of law. A black man unknowingly breaking a Jim Crow law would find himself either lynched or imprisoned for a very long term. Almost certainly to work on a chain gang. 

And those prison jobs have always benefited the small local county sheriffs and police. They used the prisoners to staff their homes, care for their yards, and do labor for associates. While any profits were immediately pocketed by the police or sheriff. 

When Jim Crow officially ended, it was still decades before many could vote, or take any rights of citizens. 

But that pesky line in the 13th Amendment stayed there. 

The same sheriffs and police that fought to keep Jim Crow alive and well never left their cash cow behind. They stayed in office, and simply continued their normal practices. 

As a result, we now have a country that imprisons a far greater percent of our population than any other. That uses terms like “stop and frisk” as an acceptable practice to continue the enslavement and unfair imprisonment. 

You might say “Oh, what’s the harm in checking someone to see if they’re breaking the law?”. 

The harm comes in the violation of their 4th Amendment rights against illegal search and seizure. And in the overwhelmingly hard-handed use of these tactics against people of color. Even in “liberal” areas like the Bay Area.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_28084891/sjpd-data-show-san-jose-cops-detained-greater

A young white man is just as likely to be carrying marijuana as a young black man. Yet that young black man is many more times likely to be arrested for it. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/04/the-blackwhite-marijuana-arrest-gap-in-nine-charts/

We’ve grown our prisons for many reasons. For profit prisons are thriving, and have created a huge lobby. That lobby does much to push for “mandatory sentencing”, to ensure that minor crimes or even victimless crimes are punished far longer--so there is more profit per prisoner to be had. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/28/how-for-profit-prisons-have-become-the-biggest-lobby-no-one-is-talking-about/

Private prisons especially, but also many publicly run ones are continuing to be heavily used for their free/cheap labor. Your business have call center needs you don’t want to pay much for, or outsource overseas? Here’s the place for you! They even take the time to point out to racists that these prisoners speak English!! And their services include a great note Furthermore our agent turnover rate is less than half of the industry norm and the absenteeism rate is practically zero. Because there’s no such thing as a sick day or personal day in prison, and the average prison term is longer than most people can tolerate working in a call center environment outside the prison industry. 
http://www.convictionleads.com/services/

The Sheriff’s Union and Police Unions continue to rake in their profits, and have absolutely no incentive to hand over power. And since prosecutors depend on police cooperation to do their jobs, the police don’t get prosecuted for breaking the laws and violating civil rights of citizens. When citizens do try and speak up about the injustice, its easy to shut them down when you control all the power. 

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/06/3654931/sheriffs-threaten-cut-off-prisoner-phone-calls-cant-get-kickbacks

Slavery is, and always has been, a monetary system. There’s huge profit in enforced labor. Black lives in this country have only mattered as far as the monetary gain that can be stolen from their labor. 

And the answer to young black men and others of color is still the same as what it was for Jim in To Kill a Mockingbird. If you refuse to be stopped and imprisoned, if you refuse to be held any longer for crimes you haven’t committed, but merely for the color of your skin, that’s an immediate death penalty offense. 

Slavery or death. That’s the inevitable choice of people of color in the US. ___

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2015-07-05 03:13:32 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-05 02:59:35 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-05 02:49:36 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Everything you heard about the bizarre management experiment at Zappos is even worse than you thought.

I'm amazed Bezos is sitting by letting this happen.

Everything you heard about the bizarre management experiment at Zappos is even worse than you thought.

I'm amazed Bezos is sitting by letting this happen.___

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2015-07-05 01:36:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Rock Chicks

*SNORK!*___Rock Chicks

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2015-07-05 01:25:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Another misuse of the sex offender registry.

The monsters are these judges and prosecutors with attitudes out of the 19th century and no sense of proportion, and the politicians who created this entire mess while pandering for votes. Those are the monsters, not kids like this. They're the ones we should fear. They're the ones we should punish. Not him.___Another misuse of the sex offender registry.

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2015-07-05 00:27:24 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Interesting the impact that a simple Buddha statue can have on a neighborhood.

First, the dumping stopped, and citizens made an effort to clean up the junk that was present. Then peddlers stopped dealing drugs in the area and the prostitutes left; walls were no longer vandalized with graffiti.___Interesting the impact that a simple Buddha statue can have on a neighborhood.

2015-07-04 23:00:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The Harmful Consequences of Postel's Maxim. This will make sense to those who work in API and RFC land. 

The Harmful Consequences of Postel's Maxim. This will make sense to those who work in API and RFC land. ___

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2015-07-04 22:46:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

quote: And so now, Georgia’s open carry policy, the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the whole foundation of America’s justice system works as it was always intended: allowing certain people to feel safe at the expense of others existing in fear. I was without arms and face-to-face with a man who may or may not have wanted to kill me—and a man who had the freedom to make that decision without repercussions.

quote: And so now, Georgia’s open carry policy, the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the whole foundation of America’s justice system works as it was always intended: allowing certain people to feel safe at the expense of others existing in fear. I was without arms and face-to-face with a man who may or may not have wanted to kill me—and a man who had the freedom to make that decision without repercussions.___

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2015-07-04 22:43:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Awww, predators

Yes, they are cute, just as we could be... if we had to hunt to survive... 

Adorable Circle of Life, by Alex Solis (Alexmdc)

http://alexmdc.tumblr.com/

Also, #caturday

Awww, predators

Yes, they are cute, just as we could be... if we had to hunt to survive... 

Adorable Circle of Life, by Alex Solis (Alexmdc)

http://alexmdc.tumblr.com/

Also, #caturday___

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2015-07-04 20:32:53 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Bride trafficking: A nasty side effect of China's one-child policy combined with sex-selection of children (via a variety of techniques). India is going down this route too. Both countries anticipate a huge differential in the number of marriageable men and women in the coming years. And with that comes a market for brides from other countries.

❝ 70 percent of Myanmar’s reported trafficking cases in 2010 involved women and girls being sold as brides to Chinese men. More recent reports from Myanmar’s police force provide an even higher figure, at 80 percent of all trafficking cases. ❞

Bride trafficking: A nasty side effect of China's one-child policy combined with sex-selection of children (via a variety of techniques). India is going down this route too. Both countries anticipate a huge differential in the number of marriageable men and women in the coming years. And with that comes a market for brides from other countries.

❝ 70 percent of Myanmar’s reported trafficking cases in 2010 involved women and girls being sold as brides to Chinese men. More recent reports from Myanmar’s police force provide an even higher figure, at 80 percent of all trafficking cases. ❞___

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2015-07-04 20:11:27 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

On Independence Day, Remember That The Meta Data Matters.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7708396

On Independence Day, Remember That The Meta Data Matters.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7708396___

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2015-07-04 20:10:09 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-04 19:24:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-04 19:16:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-04 18:42:27 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

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Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

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