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supersoygrrrl:

alexandraerin:

invisiblelad:

talldarkbishoujo:

occupyallstreets:

Bloomberg is now the 11th richest man in the USA, 20th richest man in the world. 
His wealth grew more than 5x since he took office in 2002. He used his wealth to change the term limit laws in NYC so he can run for a third term in 2008.
Just last month Bloomberg banned food donations to the homeless in NYC (which is at a record high). 
Let that sink in for a minute.

bloomberg is the fucking devil
he is 10 times worse even than Giuliani.

I find the ban on feeding the homeless line to be insanely unfeeling. It borders on grade A level Grinching. What sort of apathetic smuck must one be to make it unlawful to feed others during one of the largest economic downturns in recent history? I’d really like to sit down and hear the “rationale” behind banning food donations in the middle of a recession.

It’s pure concern trolling… if people just give people homeless, it might be full of high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, calories, or nutrition, or who knows what.
What I want to know is where are all the conservatives decrying this “nanny state” and government intrusion? Isn’t part of the cornerstone of supposed compassionate conservatism that gee, we’d all like to give to the poor, but the government keeps getting in the way? That’s what they keep saying when they try to dismantle the social safety nets, anyway… now here is one case (among many, sadly) of a local government stepping in and literally stopping private charitable giving. Where’s the concern?

It’s fine when he does that but not when he interferes with their gun control. 

supersoygrrrl:

alexandraerin:

invisiblelad:

talldarkbishoujo:

occupyallstreets:

Bloomberg is now the 11th richest man in the USA, 20th richest man in the world. 

His wealth grew more than 5x since he took office in 2002. He used his wealth to change the term limit laws in NYC so he can run for a third term in 2008.

Just last month Bloomberg banned food donations to the homeless in NYC (which is at a record high). 

Let that sink in for a minute.

bloomberg is the fucking devil

he is 10 times worse even than Giuliani.

I find the ban on feeding the homeless line to be insanely unfeeling. It borders on grade A level Grinching. What sort of apathetic smuck must one be to make it unlawful to feed others during one of the largest economic downturns in recent history? I’d really like to sit down and hear the “rationale” behind banning food donations in the middle of a recession.

It’s pure concern trolling… if people just give people homeless, it might be full of high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, calories, or nutrition, or who knows what.

What I want to know is where are all the conservatives decrying this “nanny state” and government intrusion? Isn’t part of the cornerstone of supposed compassionate conservatism that gee, we’d all like to give to the poor, but the government keeps getting in the way? That’s what they keep saying when they try to dismantle the social safety nets, anyway… now here is one case (among many, sadly) of a local government stepping in and literally stopping private charitable giving. Where’s the concern?

It’s fine when he does that but not when he interferes with their gun control. 

(Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism, via anarcho-queer)

— 2 years ago with 1670 notes

#scary  #empire  #bloomberg  #nyc 
Barack Obama Prepares for War Footing →

socialuprooting:

Last Friday, March 16, President Barack Obama may have quietly placed the United States on a war preparedness footing, perhaps in anticipation of an outbreak of war between Israel, the West, and Iran. A newly-propounded Executive Order, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” renews and updates the president’s power to take control of all civil energy supplies, including oil and natural gas, control and restrict all civil transportation, which is almost 97 percent dependent upon oil; and even provides the option to re-enable a draft in order to achieve both the military and non-military demands of the country, according to a simple reading of the text. The Executive Order was published on the White House website.

The timing of the Order — with little fanfare — could not be explained. Opinions among the very first bloggers on the purpose of the unexpected Executive Order run the gamut from the confused to the absurd. None focus on the obvious sudden need for such a pronouncement: oil and its potential for imminent interruption.

If Iran was struck by Israel or the West, or if Iran thought it might be struck, the Tehran regime has promised it would block the Strait of Hormuz, which would obstruct some 40 percent of the world’s seaborne oil, some twenty percent of the global supply, and about 20 percent of America’s daily needs. Moreover, Tehran has promised military retaliation against any nation it feels has harmed it. The United States is at the top of the list.

Blocking the Strait of Hormuz would create an international and economic calamity of unprecedented severity. Here are the crude realities. America uses approximately 19 to 20 million barrels of oil per day, almost half of which is imported. If we lose just 1 million barrels per day, or suffer the type of damage sustained from Hurricane Katrina, our government will open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which offers a mere six- to eight-week supply of unrefined crude oil. If we lose 1.5 million barrels per day, or approximately 7.5 percent, we will ask our allies in the 28-member International Energy Agency to open their SPRs and otherwise assist. If we lose 2 million barrels per day, or 10 percent, for a protracted period, government crisis monitors say the chaos will be so catastrophic, they cannot even model it. One government oil crisis source recently told me: “We cannot put a price tag on it. If it happens, just cash in your 401(k).”

Since 2007, when the prospect of Iran blocking the Strait of Hormuz became a daily threat enunciated by Iran, our local, state, and federal governments at all levels have been criticized for having no specific plan in the event an oil interruption occurred. The National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order appears to be the first step toward developing a potentially vast, far-sweeping plan that could reach into every garage and grocery store shelf. Government experts who watch the day-to-day ebb and flow of oil stocks were surprised at the sudden move. One quipped, “If this is true, it would be such a departure in policy, I can scarcely believe it.”

The March 16 Executive Order is based on the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and reads as a near-verbatim restatement of President Bill Clinton’s 1994 Executive Order 12919, and several other orders of prior presidents. No specific plan was every outlined based any of the enabling Executive Orders.

Obama’s Order sets forth as its rationale that “the United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency.” It goes on in Section 103 C to authorize the President, “in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements.” The task of advising is assigned, in Section 104 to “the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council,” which “shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.”

— 2 years ago with 41 notes

#scary  #iran  #oil  #oil dependency 
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[Content: (implied) police violence against Black people]

In one study, researchers showed a series of images of individuals to test subjects. The participants were told to “shoot” at images that also included a gun. More often, test subjects incorrectly shot unarmed black subjects; they paused, however, before shooting white subjects, which limited the amount of incorrect outcomes. The researchers repeated this study with police officers and found frighteningly similar results: race impacted the subjects’ conclusion that the image was armed. This same instinctive racial thinking could have impacted Zimmerman.

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Dissenting Justice on Trayvon Martin

It’s amazing to me how obvious racism is in this case and how no media report wants to deal honestly with that.

(via fearandwar)

linked the police officers study in the source

(via kitein)

(Source: pss.sagepub.com, via poorlifechoicesblog)

— 2 years ago with 421 notes

#scary  #racism 
-trigger warning- college men & rape

richarddivine:

feministslut:

warriorgrrrls:

“Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty percent say they would rape if they could get away with it. When the wording was changed to “force a woman to have sex,” the number jumped to 58%. Worse still, 83.5% argue that “some women look like they are just asking to be raped.”

—Margo Paine, Ph.D. (Body Wars)

This is appalling, and one of many reasons why I publicly identify as a male feminist. 

(via pyrrhosrepublic)

^ same.

(via i-am-the-lighthouse)

THIS SHOULD MATTER TO YOU!

(via babygrandsingitloud)

This is unbelievable…

this is beyond disgusting.

Absolutely terrifying and horrifying. 

(Source: bblackenedbutterfly, via dailymurf)

— 3 years ago with 23378 notes

#scary  #rape culture  #rape  #misogyny  #violence against women 
Story of an Illegal Abortion →

rabbleprochoice: Stories like this only compound the fact that abortion must remain legal. The risk this woman took is exponentially clear and the fact that she lived through her illegal abortion is astounding to me. Read her story by clicking on the link in the title.

erikawithac: FOR REAL

Reading this story really drives home how fucking TERRIFYING it is that reproductive justice is just being slowly chipped away.

. :: brave-slut:teallikethecolor :: .

— 3 years ago with 30 notes

#scary  #public health  #public safety  #mothers  #children 
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The Obama administration has authorized the CIA to kill a US citizen. We aren’t talking about a soldier in a war (or even anywhere near a battlefield), and there will be no trial or any due process at all.

In other words, our government claims the right to murder anyone it pleases. It is judge, jury, and executioner. No oversight either.

So, kindly explain to me the difference between us and a tyrannical dictatorship?

And how can anyone who calls themselves a conservative cheer this decision? Don’t conservatives claim to defend the constitution?

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— 4 years ago

#scary  #news  #democracy  #tyrany  #government  #politics  #justice