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My wife and I are thinking of adopting and shockingly found in Texas, the cost for a white infant was $35,000 and the cost of a black infant was $17,000 – these are published numbers on private adoption websites.

The price of babies, by color | Chris Blattman (via abbyjean)

This sickens me. Capitalism, do you know no bounds?

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youarenotyou:

moononwaters:

blackenedbutterfly:

stfuconservatives:

robot-heart-politics:

paradiscacorbasi:

Church. Closes Food Bank. Because it attracts. POOR. PEOPLE. 

“Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of Heav—” oh wait, fuck that. Who wants to deal with icky poor people?!

“Most clients of food banks have not yet come to a sense of personal responsibility in life.” So by all means, stop providing things for them! Just like Jesus taught us: bootstraps, people!

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God did not create the heavens and the earth. Instead, they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps out of other dimensions, and brought their own particles into this world.

Genesis 1:2 Then Mexicans/South East Asian Indians came in and took God’s job, the Native Americans built a casino in Heaven, and white people had no more money.

This seriously looks like something out of the Onion. I wish it was.

Ugh. ^^ Loving the commentary guise

youarenotyou:

moononwaters:

blackenedbutterfly:

stfuconservatives:

robot-heart-politics:

paradiscacorbasi:

Church. Closes Food Bank. Because it attracts. POOR. PEOPLE. 

“Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of Heav—” oh wait, fuck that. Who wants to deal with icky poor people?!

“Most clients of food banks have not yet come to a sense of personal responsibility in life.” So by all means, stop providing things for them! Just like Jesus taught us: bootstraps, people!

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God did not create the heavens and the earth. Instead, they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps out of other dimensions, and brought their own particles into this world.

Genesis 1:2 Then Mexicans/South East Asian Indians came in and took God’s job, the Native Americans built a casino in Heaven, and white people had no more money.

This seriously looks like something out of the Onion. I wish it was.

Ugh. ^^ Loving the commentary guise

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ghettomanifesto:

Above photo is of Gaza on April 7, 2011.  The bombing results in deaths of the already displaced (refugees) indigenous people of Palestine.  
Apartheid Israel has announced Operation “Scorching Summer,” a full blown (massacre)  military operation on the already besieged Gaza Strip. Please do the minimum you can and contact your Embassy and the blood hungry IOF (Israeli Occupation Forces) to protest.
 

granted, I have been somewhat aware of the ongoing conflict here for awhile
but
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?? Does anyone else feel like this is terrorism?

ghettomanifesto:

Above photo is of Gaza on April 7, 2011.  The bombing results in deaths of the already displaced (refugees) indigenous people of Palestine.  

Apartheid Israel has announced Operation “Scorching Summer,” a full blown (massacre)  military operation on the already besieged Gaza Strip. Please do the minimum you can and contact your Embassy and the blood hungry IOF (Israeli Occupation Forces) to protest.

 

granted, I have been somewhat aware of the ongoing conflict here for awhile

but

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?? Does anyone else feel like this is terrorism?

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[TRIGGER WARNING- discussion of rape/gang rape]

Saanich police are investigating after a young woman was sexually assaulted multiple times Friday night.

Investigators say the victim, a 20-year-old Victoria resident, had left a party with friends but got separated in the area of Cedar Hill Cross Road and Cedar Hill Road.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., she was approached by a man who forced her into the rear of a four-door car with up to three other men inside. She was driven around for an extended period of time before being dropped off in front of a Victoria grocery store.

Sgt. Dean Jantzen said police are not disclosing the details of the assault, but said it was “a disturbing assault, and there was a sexual nature to that assault.”

The woman received minor injuries, and is deeply traumatized by the incident. She is receiving support at the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre.

Jantzen said investigators have exhausted all available leads, and made a public plea for information.

"We have no information about the suspects, nor does the victim appear to know who the suspects are," he said.

"If there are people out in our community who are talking about this, bragging about it, Facebooking or Tweeting or chatting about it online … we need to know that."

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call the Saanich Police Department at or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

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The bastards are still out there :O 

(Source: ctvbc.ctv.ca)

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US soldier pleads guilty to Afghan killings - Americas - Al Jazeera English

fuckyeahbradleymanning:

Justice in the imperial army:

Morlock was court-martialed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to three counts of murder, and one count each of conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison.

For the alleged “crime” of blowing the whistle on murder and for exposing the U.S.’s embarassing secrets, the U.S. holds Bradley Manning in solitary confinement before even trying him. If convicted of this crime, Bradley Manning faces the death penalty.

Shit world, you never cease to depress me.

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jonathan-cunningham:

informate:

U.S. Returns Young Girl, a Citizen, to Guatemala
Emily, a pigtailed native of Long Island, is in an unusual limbo. As a citizen, she has the right to re-enter her country. But her parents are illegal immigrants, which has complicated the prospect of a reunion.
Today, Emily is in Guatemala, her parents are struggling to bring her home, and lawyers and federal officials are arguing over parental responsibility and citizenship rights. The Ruizes find themselves on the front lines of a heated immigration debate: how to treat families in which the parents are here illegally, while their children, born in the United States, are citizens.
 
… The family’s lawyer, David M. Sperling, is planning to travel to Guatemala next week to escort Emily back to Long Island.
“She was treated like a second-class citizen or worse,” Mr. Sperling said. “She’s a U.S. citizen, and she’s entitled to the same rights as any other U.S. citizen.”
Immigrant advocates have seized on the Ruiz case as a sign of what may come if new legislation curtails the citizenship rights of illegal immigrants’ children.
“The case is alarming because it shows what can happen once you start treating kids who are born here whose parents are undocumented with less rights than a full-blown citizen,” said Jeanne A. Butterfield, a former executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association who has been acting as an informal adviser to Mr. Ruiz’s lawyers.

We treat immigrants like they aren’t human, like they’re somehow less deserving or less worthy of the life we have by accident of birth.  It’s just another arbitrary social division that gets exploited to manipulate people into acting against their own best interests.

Besides First Nation citizens, WE ARE ALL DESCENDANTS OF IMMIGRANTS. How is logic and equality getting missed here?

jonathan-cunningham:

informate:

U.S. Returns Young Girl, a Citizen, to Guatemala

Emily, a pigtailed native of Long Island, is in an unusual limbo. As a citizen, she has the right to re-enter her country. But her parents are illegal immigrants, which has complicated the prospect of a reunion.

Today, Emily is in Guatemala, her parents are struggling to bring her home, and lawyers and federal officials are arguing over parental responsibility and citizenship rights. The Ruizes find themselves on the front lines of a heated immigration debate: how to treat families in which the parents are here illegally, while their children, born in the United States, are citizens.

… The family’s lawyer, David M. Sperling, is planning to travel to Guatemala next week to escort Emily back to Long Island.

“She was treated like a second-class citizen or worse,” Mr. Sperling said. “She’s a U.S. citizen, and she’s entitled to the same rights as any other U.S. citizen.”

Immigrant advocates have seized on the Ruiz case as a sign of what may come if new legislation curtails the citizenship rights of illegal immigrants’ children.

“The case is alarming because it shows what can happen once you start treating kids who are born here whose parents are undocumented with less rights than a full-blown citizen,” said Jeanne A. Butterfield, a former executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association who has been acting as an informal adviser to Mr. Ruiz’s lawyers.

We treat immigrants like they aren’t human, like they’re somehow less deserving or less worthy of the life we have by accident of birth.  It’s just another arbitrary social division that gets exploited to manipulate people into acting against their own best interests.

Besides First Nation citizens, WE ARE ALL DESCENDANTS OF IMMIGRANTS. How is logic and equality getting missed here?

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Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

newsflick:

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media using fake online personas designed to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with the US Central Command (Centcom) to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will allow one serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities at once.

The contract stipulates each persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 controllers must be able to operate false identities from their workstations “without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries”.

The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet.

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social media fuckery. UGH!

(Source: newsflick, via pantslessprogressive)

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Human Rights groups say at least 6,000 people have been killed by the Gaddafi regime.

septentrionalis:

thelibyanrevolution:

If you really think about the population of Libya which is six million, 6000 people is a HUGE number. HUGE. Just to put it into perspective, it would be as if:

10,000 Tunisians died, or 83,000 Egyptians died, or 307,000 Americans died.
These numbers are COLOSSAL. Gadaffi is no longer just killing people, he is committing genocide.

Unbelievable. This is the first time we’ve seen something of this nature in our generation - or at least the first time we’ve been able to follow it this way.

:(

(Source: thearabspringrevolutions, via gematriya)

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afternoonsnoozebutton:

The African mercenaries that Gaddafi hired to kill the Libyan protestors will be immune from war crimes prosecution thanks to a clause in the UN resolution from this weekend that was demanded by the US.
Great.
(The Telegraph)

wow- all because they do not want to set a precedent that would see US officials charged for human rights violations from their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, if that’s what the ICC chose to do in the future. Fucking politics.

afternoonsnoozebutton:

The African mercenaries that Gaddafi hired to kill the Libyan protestors will be immune from war crimes prosecution thanks to a clause in the UN resolution from this weekend that was demanded by the US.

Great.

(The Telegraph)

wow- all because they do not want to set a precedent that would see US officials charged for human rights violations from their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, if that’s what the ICC chose to do in the future. Fucking politics.

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ICE agents were “knocking on doors, saying they were selling Avon or with Domino’s,” said Glenda Arevalo, who lives in the complex. “They said, ‘Come out, come out, y’all are going back to your country.’”
When some responded they were in the country legally, she said ICE agents replied, “We don’t care. You’re going with us.”
Angella Rector said she saw an ICE agent put a gun against the head of one Hispanic and say, “If you move motherf—er, we’re going to kill you.”
The father of her three young children was among those arrested by agents, she said. “He was in his boxers. They told him, ‘You’re f—ing illegal.’”
Her husband is being taken back to Mexico, she said. “Now I have to raise the kids by myself.”

The Not So Silent ICE Raid in Mississippi | VivirLatino

In Mississippi—it continues.

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WHAT. THE. FUCK. I don’t understand that level of hostility, racism, and prejudice.

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