On the one hand Conservatives bemoan and condemn what they call “riots” such as the ones in #Ferguson and on the other hand they insist they need an armed populace in case they need to overthrow tyranny and oppression.
1) They act like its unthinkable to assault a cop, but who do they think they’re going to have to aim those guns at if the time comes? Do they think Harry Reid will be on the front lines?
2) What do they think the experience of a Black American is? If conservatives were treated anything like the majority of Black Americans are treated, and conservatives were true to their ‘overthrow oppressors’ word, it would be civil fucking war.
But law enforcement would never treat white Americans like they’re treating the citizens of Ferguson, even if they broke federal law for decades and held an armed insurrection. Know how I know? Because it happened, earlier this year. Remember Cliven Bundy? He’d been ripping off the government for 20 years and when they finally showed up at his door, people aimed guns at them. At federal officers, who just left.
Can you imagine the bloodshed if citizens of Ferguson aimed firearms at the stormtroopers currently stomping on their throats?
"Starting in October, Massachusetts’s biggest food wasters will no longer be able to send their unwanted food to the landfills, NPR reports. The ban, recently finalized by Gov. Deval Patrick, targets places that produce more than a ton of organic food waste per week, such as universities, hotels, grocery stores, sporting and entertainment venues and other manufacturers.
Instead of simply dumping leftovers, they have the choice to donate the usable food or to send the unwanted food to composting facilities, to plants that can turn scraps into biogas or to farms to use as livestock feed.
NPR notes that it’s the “most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S.”
David Cash, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, described to NPR all the benefits of the ban — including more food for the hungry, money saved on waste disposal, fewer landfills and less greenhouse gases, more green energy and green energy jobs and even fertilizer.
“This is not just a win-win situation,” Cash said. “It’s a win-win-win-win-win-win-win. Seven wins.”
"With Homeowners Associations, there are these restrictive covenants and they say things like a home has to be single-family residence and it can’t be a business," Kennedy said. "But disabled people are protected by the Fair Housing Act and if the council or Homeowners Association was to prevent disabled people from living in a home, they would be against the Fair Housing Act."
Federal law trumps Homeowners Association covenants, which in the past could discriminate against Jewish people, black people and others, Kennedy said.
A small group home for adults with disabilities is trying to buy a house in a neighborhood governed by an HOA (homeowner’s association). The HOA tried to restrict them from buying a house. But they will lose, because the Fair Housing Act prevents against this very thing - HOAs trying to keep neighborhoods free from people who are different from them in anyway.
What a bleak world they must inhabit.
Seriously guys, please spread the word about this petition.
SIGN THIS because:
• cops think that Mike Brown’s life was worth less than the $3 candy bar he supposedly stole
• one white person can cry about a cop killing their dog and get a law passed requiring officers to undergo additional training to handle dogs
• but every 28 hours a black person is killed by police
• and yet at least one million dissenting voices will be required to be heard by the US government
IM SHARING THIS FUCKING TWICE IN A ROW BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA HOW PERFECT THIS IS.
"As Jason Langley, an attorney with Denver-based Kennedy Childs, argued in one of the briefs he filed for the defense, the court “should not overturn the long-standing rule in Colorado that the term ‘person,’ as is used in the Wrongful Death Act, encompasses only individuals born alive. Colorado state courts define ‘person’ under the Act to include only those born alive. Therefore Plaintiffs cannot maintain wrongful death claims based on two unborn fetuses.”
This is the defense presented by attorneys for a Catholic Hospital which supports and follows the ethical directives written by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. At least, the directives are supported as long as they don’t cost any money.
Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
UPDATE: I have added the following resources to the blog and have divided longer pages into sections for ease of access:
What to include in a self-care plan:
-a list of your favourite quotes/ sayings- these should help motivate you, give you hope and lift your mood a bit!
-a list of people you love & their contact numbers- this is really helpful to know that people are there for you. You can also agree it with them in advance so you know it’s ok to contact them if you need.
-photos of happy memories- hopefully these will help you remember that life has good times, even if you don’t feel like it now!
-a list of your hopes and ambitions for the future- as with the photos, hopefully this list will help you feel life is worth living, even if you don’t feel it right now.
-something to do- distractions are always great when you feel bad! This could be anything you love doing or which simply passes the time!
-a list of situations you’ve coped well with in the past- this one may take time to compile but is really helpful in challenging thoughts that you can’t cope.
Hope some of you find this helpful xxx
It makes me sososo happy how many notes this has! I don’t know what inspired me to do it but if it helps any of you as much as it helped me then it’s worth it, right? I love everyone who’s liked or reblogged this soooo much xoxoxooxoxoxox