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August 19, 2014 at 7:01pm
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Reblogged from federalprime

federalprime:

It’s pretty easy to assume, from the absurd amounts of examples in the past from the most recent Ferguson protest to wars, that any governing body with sufficient power to do so will strip you of your rights so quickly that you have to consider if you had those rights in the first place.

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7:00pm
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wanksclub:

i can’t be mad at any animal for more than 2 seconds

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6:57pm
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How Ferguson Highlights the Dangers of For-Profit Policing →

scribbleowl:

shortformblog:

Slate highlights the financial dynamics that led to the insane police situation in Ferguson:

When you split a metro area into dozens of tiny local governments (St. Louis County, to be clear, doesn’t include the actual city of St. Louis, which spun off from it in the 19th century), they tend to duplicate each others’ services, which is of course extremely expensive. But raising taxes so that each tiny borough can afford its own police and fire department is a nonstarter, since wealthy residents can always just move one town over. End result: You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets. And thanks to the delightful racial dynamics of U.S. law enforcement, black residents are disproportionately stopped and accosted, even though police in Ferguson are less likely to find contraband when they search black drivers than when they search whites.

In other words, Ferguson’s police department financially buoys itself by treating its residents like crap.

It’s BLACK residents.

6:53pm
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waffle-os:

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animechibileak123:

You also have these baby teenage mutant ninja turtles to protect you.

This is actually such a good tactic for people with serious anxiety problems. Thank you. Really. Omg.

Also immunity cat protects your blog from “if you don’t reblog I’m judging you” posts

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6:44pm
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princemono:

VERIFIED FUNDRAISERS:

aforementioned #operationhelporhush: the starter’s twitterteepsring shop, amazon wishlist, paypal

and Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund

Feed the Students of Ferguson (source: starter’s twitter St. Louis Foodbank Confirmation)

i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so

if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first

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6:43pm
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Governor Rick Perry Arrested On Abuse Of Power Charges

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Governor Rick Perry Arrested On Abuse Of Power Charges

Governor Rick Perry Arrested On Abuse Of Power Charges

AUSTIN, Tex. — It has the makings of a legal dream team.

On the roster in Gov. Rick Perry’s fight against a felony indictment is Ben Ginsberg, a high-powered Washington lawyer who was counsel to the Bush-Cheney campaign, represented George W. Bush in the decisive Florida vote recount in 2000 and was co-chairman of President Obama’s committee on election administration. Bobby Burchfield, a…

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6:43pm
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trippiest:

what a beautiful day to not be in high school

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Reblogged from reclaimingthenativetag

Anonymous said: I am an elementary librarian in a heavily white, affluent community in Massachusetts. Last year (my first), I discovered that 3rd graders do a hugely problematic project on Native Americans. I want them to realize that Native people still exist, that these cultures they study are not dead or confined to history, but are active, vibrant, living communities. Do you have any age-appropriate resources to recommend? TIA.

reclaimingthenativetag:

Hi, sorry for my late answer. I work in a library, where we have a number of children’s books that center on Native children. Please keep in mind most of these books come from Canadian authors, primarily from the north. (I live in Saskatchewan. If there are any people who can suggest children’s books for Native children in the U.S.A, that’d be great.)

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Jenneli’s Dance by Elizabeth Denny

Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? by Bernelda Wheeler

Kamik: an Inuit Puppy Story by Donald Uluadluak

The Blue Roses by Linda Boyden

Just a Walk by Jordan Wheeler

First Salmon by Roxane Beauclair Salonen

When I was Eight (Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton) *this book centers around a girl in a residential school, and I believe the authors also wrote the book ‘Fatty Legs’, also dealing with the residential schools.

I also know that there have been children’s books written by the authors Richard Van Camp, Tomson Highway, Deborah L. Delaronde and Jan Bourdeau Waboose. (I’ve seen their books around the children’s section, but I believe someone has taken those out. These authors have also written other great literary works that I’d recommend anyone to check out.)

All of these books are written by Aboriginal authors. (Cree, Ojibwe, Métis, Inuit, etc.) Feel free to add on to this list! - mod M

5:53pm
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babyhaims:

*sees dog* that is the most beautiful dog i’ve ever seen
*sees another dog* that is the most beautiful dog i’ve ever seen
*sees third dog* that is the most beautiful dog i’ve ever s

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