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Energy, Memes, and Money: When you are on your way to vote and your friend shows you that officials are selected not elected @truth society If voting could truly change the world it would be illegal. - Even if your vote does count, you are given the choice between two candidates who are heavily funded by corporations and individuals with specific agendas. The politicians are further bought with lobbying. - “You can’t take a congressman to lunch for $25 and buy him a steak. But you can take him to a fundraising lunch and not only buy him that steak, but give him $25,000 extra and call it a fundraiser.” – Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff - The people who really run the show, the puppet masters, derive their power from the private banking system. - “Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws" — Mayer Amschel Rothschild - Real change starts with YOU. Voting with your actions to support local, sustainable, and healthy businesses and ideas. Being the change you wish to see in the world. That is where the real revolution is happening. - “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates - To change the current reality you don’t work within its rules but instead make the existing system obsolete by creating something better. - “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Einstein - “Presidents are selected not elected.” -President Roosevelt
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Internet, Love, and Run: The net neutrality repeal kicks in June 11th. Tell Congress to stop it. BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: “Keeping the internet open is critical for us. It powers social movements, and provides a global platform for people of color, LGBTQ folks and the most marginalized communities to tell their own stories, run their own businesses and route around powerful gatekeepers.”—Candace Clement, Free Press Action Fund Campaign Director via @fight4future​Starting today, June 11, U.S. internet providers will be legally allowed to censor and block websites and apps, and force you to pay extra fees to to access your favorite places online. Your internet sanctuaries, the communities you are part of, the ones you have help build up, could be decimated.Will it happen today? No. Next week? Probably not. The changes will not be swift. They will come piece by piece. A slow, tempered death to the free and open internet we love.It doesn’t have to be this way. You can still make a difference, Tumblr. We need the House of Representatives to sign a discharge petition in support of the Congressional Review Act that would force a vote on the floor.Contact your reps—let them know you support net neutrality. It’s so easy. Just go to BattleForTheNet.com, fill out the form, and follow their directions from there. They have an updated widget for you to throw on your websites to urge others to make a difference. You can put it on your Tumblr. Let your followers know what you stand for, encourage them to do the same. It’s so easy to do. Just copy and paste their small line of code right into the customize theme page on the web.Go, go, go, go. We know you have that passion in you. We’re fighting right alongside you.

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Internet, Love, and Run: The net neutrality repeal kicks in June 11th. Tell Congress to stop it. BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: “Keeping the internet open is critical for us. It powers social movements, and provides a global platform for people of color, LGBTQ folks and the most marginalized communities to tell their own stories, run their own businesses and route around powerful gatekeepers.”—Candace Clement, Free Press Action Fund Campaign Director via @fight4future​ Starting today, June 11, U.S. internet providers will be legally allowed to censor and block websites and apps, and force you to pay extra fees to to access your favorite places online. Your internet sanctuaries, the communities you are part of, the ones you have help build up, could be decimated. Will it happen today? No. Next week? Probably not. The changes will not be swift. They will come piece by piece. A slow, tempered death to the free and open internet we love. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can still make a difference, Tumblr. We need the House of Representatives to sign a discharge petition in support of the Congressional Review Act that would force a vote on the floor. Contact your reps—let them know you support net neutrality. It’s so easy. Just go to BattleForTheNet.com, fill out the form, and follow their directions from there. They have an updated widget for you to throw on your websites to urge others to make a difference. You can put it on your Tumblr. Let your followers know what you stand for, encourage them to do the same. It’s so easy to do. Just copy and paste their small line of code right into the customize theme page on the web. Go, go, go, go. We know you have that passion in you. We’re fighting right alongside you.

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Being Alone, Children, and Police: Andy Ternay added 2 new photos. 11 Feb at 19:57 Adventuresome morning today! Mary Ann and I went to First Watch in Richardson for a quick breakfast but it was not to be First, we were approached by a manager who let us know that customers were very distressed by my shirt and that children might see it. T expressed deep sympathies and let her know that explaining "grab 'em by the pussy" and golden showers to my daughter was equally unpleasant. A Latino woman checking me out tells me she loves my shirt and thanked her. Again as we were being seated she expressed that a particular group of customers was suffering due to my indescribable poor taste. replied that I did not see the problem As we are seated two African-American workers individually tell me how cool the shirt is. One of them states that the people did not tell their server - a person of color - their complaint. They requested the manager, a white person, to complain to. I personally did not witness this but that is what I was told Our drinks are served and our order is taken Then one of the cooks comes to the table and very apologetically explains the owners have been called and we are being asked to leave We ask to tip our server for occupying her table, get drinks to go and leave. One table of white people applauds. We are stopped in the parking lot by one of the African American servers who had stopped to comment on the shirt. If I understand correctly, he was quitting the job on the spot over us being asked to leave. He told us: "you should hear these people asking not to be seated near Muslims." So we get in the car and start to leave as the Richardson police pull up outside.I stop the car and ask the officer if she is there over a t-shirt. She affirms this to be true and asks my name which I respectfully decline to give; she starts in on the shirt - whereupon l cite Cohen v. California, 1971, in which the Supreme Court upheld the right to wear a T- shirt saying: FUCK THE DRAFT. She's like: just leave, okay? MAJOR TAKEAWAYS: 1. If your kids can't handle the word "Fuck" they are going to have a really tough time in this world 2. Compared to racism, bigotry, misogyny and collusion with a foreign power, "Fuck" gleams with cleanliness and purity. Treating Muslims and people of color, LGBTQ and women as "less than" is the real filth and harm to our country 3. Everywhere I go with this shirt, white males sneer and people of color smile and give me thumbs up. I think it is very worthwhile to let people of color know they are not alone - that some whites also see the evil of racism is resurgent - and we will fight with our brothers and sisters of color against it 4. Regarding the restaurant - I'm fine with being asked to leave and I don't urge a boycott. These things are never easy for businesses, and the workers were polite and professional Besides, we hope to be back soon 5. Challenge authoritarianism anywhere and everywhere.. otherwise, it wins. you THE RACIST LT-RIGAT FUCK RUMe ND FUCK YUU FOR VOTING FOR HIM
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Community, Flexing, and Friends: tanner @TheeTcup Don't ask a girl where she wants to eat. Tell her to guess where you're taking her to eat. Then take her to the first guess. Kyley King @kyley king He's cracked the code we didn't even know we had RANT: its been about a year and a half since i started posting ads on this account, i started in around january 2017 but then my acc got deleted and i stopped until later on in the year. if you had someone tell you that you can quit your waitressing job earning barely $60 a week and earn hundreds more a week online, wouldnt you take it? well i did. i quit my job and i work with a bunch of different businesses and personalities that want to grow their business or page in the return of money for my service. i made my account in 2014 as a hobby since i had just started high school and i was 13 and i didnt have many friends and i thought it would be a way to gain popularity by posting memes (im australian so we start high school at 11-13) but then my page started growing & i started making friends with other people who love sharing memes like me and some awesome creators. my account didnt really start to succeed until the whole jacob sartorius thing where he was a massive meme and i was like the lead account that goofed on him and i gained something like 100k in a month!! it was so awesome. i used to have “no shoutouts or ads ever!” in my bio and people still bring it up. i was THIRTEEN when i made this account, i didnt know a single thing about making money nor did i take interest since i didnt care much abt my future. im 16, nearly 17 now and i got my first job waitressing at 15. i worked for over a year and it was so stressful i hated it so much but then i realised as a career i wanted to pursue entrepreneurial business - and thats what im doing here! i do anywhere from 0-6 ads a week but i post around 10 memes a day if im on schedule. i do make money off my account and im not ashamed. i dont FLEX on u guys like an asshole, i dont waste my money, im saving it so that hopefully one day i can run my own proper business. people think just running a meme page is easy because “all you do is post” and YEAH it is at first but it can get competitive, especially since its my job now. i love my community and i love my followers that support me but its hard since my commmunity is so big that there will always be people that are jealous and will put me down! love u all❣️
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America, Anaconda, and Doctor: 2018 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CENSUS Congressional Datrict Masount Docurrent Tracking Code: N18PM113 SECOND NOTICE ent a 1 -you never Never agan DRNER EXCLUGNELY TO be qv eshon DOMESTKC Official census docue otart ecoronic issn a " missile defense shield" for our nation to protect us from future n? 6. Should the U.S. take a more muscular attitude toward Russia and should be guaranteed the right to choose their own 7. Do you agree that our federal government must go all out to combat Yes O No No Opinion missile threats? 15. Do you believe more federal laws that impede individuals' Second Amendment rights are the proper response to gun violence in our natio D Yes □No □ No Opinion China as they move to establish themselves as military and economic 16. Do you agree that in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs No Opinion veterans that t doctor and have full access to care outside the VA? cyberattacks on our nation's government, businesses, and infrastructure? □Yes O No Opinion D No Opinion SECTION V- CERTIFICATION AND REPLY 1. Can the Republican National Committee count on your help to deliver By the ake America na wnen hehinkherefitling out the US □$100 $500 $1,000 Other $ the enclosed 2018 Congressional Please chec employed District Census Contributions to the Republican National Committee are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions from corporations and foreign nationals are prohibited. To have a direct impact you may also contribute to the Republican National Committee while online at www.GOP.com/Census2018 Please make your personal check payable to: RNC 310 First Street SE . Washington, D C 20 or 43017 2018 Congressional District Census Commissioned by the Republican Party Ronna McDaniel Chairwoman March 30, 2018 Dear Ms. Stone Enacting President Trump's agenda is going to take a massive grassroots effort all across America. It is a battle we m st win. And we must maintain Republican control of Congress to do it That is why an the irw e Rep blican Nationa concerned that you ha namenl sent to you a the request of resicent Tump. DOCUMENT that was regist few being mailed into Missoun's 3rd Congressional District. Enclosed is your official 2018 name as a representatve of Saint Charles was one of the select Ms. Stone, I am sendir other copy because your registered Census CONGRESSİONAL DISTI CT CENSUS DOCUMENT registered CODE #NISPH is in your e largest Congressional District Census ouP y en for a mideelection and we nesd your personal involver ent to make this essential project uccessiul. 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It is absolutely vital isrepres that we have the funds to fight back- and most important-maintain our Republican Over, please 310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 1-800-445-5768 www.GOP com veronicasanders: houseoftombombadil: The RNC sent me a notice of official census material that was actually a fundraiser for the republican candidates running in the midterms. The paperwork was presented as being an official document required to be filled out by law, but it was patently false. This is corruption. This is meant to deceive people into giving data and money to a political party under the guise of nonpartisan census data. This undermines trust in the census, local government, and the democratic process. This is beyond disgusting, and I’m mailing back the form to tell the RNC how I really feel about their bullshit. Signal boost. LOOK OUT FOR THIS BULLSHIT!
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America, Dank, and Fail: Fig. 1: Capitalism explained by Capitalists Fig, 2: Socialism explained by Socialists Demand Supply Equilibrium Value (relative to inflation, btw) Tax Compensation (Businesses and Rich don't pay taxes they tag them to the prices) +Labor Costs This system will evenutally eliminate the poor and rich Higher Value EquilibriumValue and create one big "working Pensions class," free to reap the whole Value fruits of their labor and those least fortunate members of society will be assisted Price (Higher than equilibrium, as result of costs) Is the price too high for a particular consumer? (Y/N) Equilibrium Value Cost- Fail Equilibrium Value > Cost Win Social Bureacracy Potential sales lost: Potential Capital lost Potential Job Growth lost MiddlePrograms Class $Sale $ Regulation Sales Profit Profits Profit - Shares - Executive Income The employed get money to spend in the market, in turn not only funding other workers via trade, but the businesses who employ more workers; the result is a self-sufficient economy without recourse to government (taxes and labor costs would reduce in the absence of intervention, lowering prices and improving the number of sales.) Capital - Marketing - Research and Development nsion laxes Job Growth All in all, the businessman and shareholders get rich, con- sumers get what they want, workers get their cut, and the poor find jobs Woot Fig. 3: Socialism explained by Capitalists Fig. 4: Capitalism explained by Socialists 19 2 This sytem wil evernutalty ellminato tho poor and rich1. The aim of socialism is to bring the lower and croato one big "workin classes into the middle class and dissolve the class, free to reap the whole PoorPensions u e ubos and oeupper classes; what is not realized here is the east fortunate members of existance of a centralized bureaucracy would only sockety w5 isedset up a new upper class of "bureaucratic elites Socia MiddleProgram Bureacracy privileging themselves with the primary hold on capital and resources as they monopolize distribu- tion; this solution to "class warfare" defeats itself 2. While some individuals are truly disadvantaged and in need of help, automatically labeling the poor as "in need" is a sure way to keep them so. Not only is the welfare system flawed in acting as a "free lunch" to the unwilling, but also a trap, waiting to backfire as soon as individuals standard of living raises to a point where they no longer qualify for aid, but will not maintain a good standard of living for some time until they are independant RichLabor Taxes 4 . The services provided by bureaucracy are poor and make for a tax more expensive than any bill or pricetag on the narket; they are poor for the same reason a diabetic has more incentive to excercise than a perfectly fit individual here's always the threat of health, metaphorically job security. Also, they are more expensive due to added-on ureaucratic costs (paperwork, wages, etc.) and the cost for the actual services themselves, even more so for high- end service. 4. By putting the tax burden on the rich and business, one is sure to hamper industry; every cent of a rofit taxed is a cent lost to being able to provide more jobs, better goods and services, and a better working facility This is to assume that the bureaucracy won't own and manage the workplaces, in which the threat of failure and rofit loss would not factor in decision-making for the company's (worker's) best interests. 5. The fallacy in criticizing he rich as greedy, manipulative, and authoritative is that socialism's alternative, bureaucracy, is in essence no differ nt the problem now is the cronies are working together instead of competing. 6. Like taxation, regulation is a hin- rance to industry; instead of directly cutting into capital, it is a loss of potential gains. While they are good meaning egulations hinder the efficiency and production capabilities of the workplace, only hurting the worker in the end. 7 Soviet Russia, China and North Korea are/were socialist economies; next up, America <p>🅱hit on yourself via /r/dank_meme <a href="http://ift.tt/2eGiP9n">http://ift.tt/2eGiP9n</a></p>

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America, Bae, and Baked: SHE SURVIVED HITLER AND WANTS TO WARN AMERICA December 22, 2012 - "What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or read in history books," she likes to tell audiences "I am a witness to history <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://whatdoallthesewordsmean.tumblr.com/post/143245864495">whatdoallthesewordsmean</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hopefully-happy.tumblr.com/post/143244784545">hopefully-happy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://your-uncle-dave.tumblr.com/post/137245723644">your-uncle-dave</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://norseminuteman.tumblr.com/post/137239832191">norseminuteman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://a-10-is-bae-10.tumblr.com/post/137239009266">a-10-is-bae-10</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://militarymom.tumblr.com/post/137238251247">militarymom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pitchers-0-stuff.tumblr.com/post/137182209714">pitchers-0-stuff</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://adark30.tumblr.com/post/137056638611">adark30</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>“I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history.</p> <p>If you remember the plot of the Sound of Music, the Von Trapp family escaped over the Alps rather than submit to the Nazis. Kitty wasn’t so lucky. Her family chose to stay in her native Austria. She was 10 years old, but bright and aware. And she was watching.</p> <p>“We elected him by a landslide – 98 percent of the vote,” she recalls.</p> <p>She wasn’t old enough to vote in 1938 – approaching her 11th birthday. But she remembers.</p> <p>“Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.”</p> <p>No so.</p> <p>Hitler is welcomed to Austria</p> <p>“In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25 percent inflation and 25 percent bank loan interest rates.</p> <p>Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want to work; there simply weren’t any jobs.</p> <p>“My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.’</p> <p>“We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933.” she recalls. “We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living.</p> <p>“Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group – Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone in Germany was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back.</p> <p>“Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.</p> <p>“We were overjoyed,” remembers Kitty, “and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and<br/>everyone was fed.</p> <p>“After the election, German officials were appointed, and, like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.</p> <p>“Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.</p> <p>“Then we lost religious education for kids</p> <p>“Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang ‘Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,’ and had physical education.</p> <p>“Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail.”</p> <p>And then things got worse.</p> <p>“The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free.</p> <p>“We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.</p> <p>“My mother was very unhappy,” remembers Kitty. “When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political indoctrination.</p> <p>“I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing.</p> <p>“Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler.</p> <p>“It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.</p> <p>“In 1939, the war started, and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card, and, if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death.</p> <p>“Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.</p> <p>“Soon after this, the draft was implemented.</p> <p>“It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps,” remembers Kitty. “During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys.</p> <p>“They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines.</p> <p>“When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat.</p> <p>“Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.</p> <p>“When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers.</p> <p>“You could take your children ages four weeks old to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, seven days a week, under the total care of the government.</p> <p>“The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.</p> <p>“Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna..</p> <p>“After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything.</p> <p>“When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full.</p> <p>“If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.</p> <p>“As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80 percent of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families.</p> <p>“All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.</p> <p>“We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables.</p> <p>“Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands.</p> <p>“Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.</p> <p>“We had consumer protection, too</p> <p>“We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the livestock, and then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.</p> <p>“In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated.</p> <p>“So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work.</p> <p>“I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van.</p> <p>“I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months.</p> <p>“They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.</p> <p>“As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.</p> <p>“Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law-abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.</p> <p>“No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.</p> <p>“Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.”</p> <p>“This is my eyewitness account.</p> <p>“It’s true. Those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.</p> <p>“America is truly is the greatest country in the world. “Don’t let freedom slip away.</p> <p>“After America, there is no place to go.”</p> <p>Kitty Werthmann</p> <p>*<b>**Re-read the part where she says “everything was free” - healthcare and so on. Very much worth reading twice.****</b></p> </blockquote> <p>4 notes ? should be 4 million</p> </blockquote> <p>Only 13 notes =/ Please even if you don’t read it now because of reasons, repost it for others to read &lt;3 </p> </blockquote> <p>NEVER forget.</p> </blockquote> <p>READ THIS NOW</p> </blockquote> <p>If we don’t learn from history, we WILL repeat it.</p> <p>Do not let this happen again.  And don’t you <i>dare</i> say it can’t.</p> </blockquote> <p>not the exact speech, but a similar more detailed one <b><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZYjgicQOJU">here</a></b>.</p> <p>Her name is Kitty Werthmann.</p> </blockquote> <p>Reblogging every time.</p> </blockquote>
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Ass, Bad, and Fire: 9 PEOPLE DIE IN A MASS SHOOTOUT BETWEEN SKINHEADGANGS NO MASS ARRESTS NO TEAR GAS NO NATIONAL GUARD NO ONE CALLING THEM THUGS <p><a href="http://tx-tornado.tumblr.com/post/119259224422/unite4humanity-note-motorcycle-gangs-with" class="tumblr_blog">tx-tornado</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://unite4humanity.tumblr.com/post/119251501957/note-motorcycle-gangs-with-white-supremacist" class="tumblr_blog">unite4humanity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Note: Motorcycle gangs with white supremacist tattoos, not skinhead gang (for accuracy sake, but does not negate the difference in outcomes). They are using their cell phones without a care in the world.</p></blockquote> <p>1) There were HUNDREDS of bikers at the restaurant. The ones who had nothing to do with the shooting were sitting on the sidewalk as they bused the survivors to the police station. All bikers were taking in and they are still in custody.<b> HUNDREDS ARE IN CUSTODY. </b>Pretty sure that’s a mass arrest.</p><p>2) They did call in NATIONAL backup. We have feds, ATF, DEA, and Texas Rangers (aren’t federal, but they are very bad ass) crawling all over the place. Literally cutting off roads and shutting down businesses and stopping ANYONE on a motorcycle, even if they aren’t showing any colors.</p><p>3) I don’t know where you are getting your information, but trust me, they are being called thugs and much worse.</p><p>4) They didn’t use tear gas because the police were armed with firearms. When the bikers came out of the restaurant and started shooting, they were shot back at. Two of the nine deaths are reportedly from police fire.</p></blockquote> <p>The only real difference is that the media didn&rsquo;t cover this from a racial angle.</p>
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Bad, Bill Clinton, and Google: Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People Over the weekend, Republicans in the Michigan Statehouse passed a "license to discriminate" bill that would give just about anyone the right to refuse service [. <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://justanotherconservative.tumblr.com/post/104755708059/fuck-liberal-morons-harbi-doll-rossjm">justanotherconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fuck-liberal-morons.tumblr.com/post/104754344326/harbi-doll-rossjm-lumos5001-utterly-and">fuck-liberal-morons</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://harbi-doll.tumblr.com/post/104752758548/rossjm-lumos5001-utterly-and-thoroughly">harbi-doll</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rossjm.tumblr.com/post/104748223762">rossjm</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lumos5001.tumblr.com/post/104715442836/utterly-and-thoroughly-disgusted-by-my-state-right">lumos5001</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.newnownext.com/michigan-house-passed-bill-allowing-emts-to-refuse-treatment-to-gay-people/12/2014/?fb_ref=fbshare_web">utterly and thoroughly disgusted by my State right now</a></p> </blockquote> <p>This article is so strawman I can almost hear it singing <span>‘</span><span>if I only had a brain.’ The bill basically means private businesses and individuals have the right to serve/not serve who they want. Just like how a bar can refuse to serve alcoholics. It’s literally that simple. </span></p> <p><br/>Of course, wild eyed conspiracy theorists immediately jump to the most ridiculous conclusions, then publish said conclusions as the title of their laughworthy articles. It’s basically just the following exchange happening over and over:<br/><br/><strong>Bill:</strong> <em>I think people should be allowed to interact with who they want and businesses should have the right to run their business according to their beliefs, without the government forcing them to do stuff. This includes protecting religious beliefs from government interference.</em><br/><br/><strong>Idiots:</strong> <em>So you want gay people to die? Republicans want gay people do die!? Hey everyone, look at this bill that literally says that EMTs are allowed to let gay people die!!!!!</em><br/><br/>Pure clickbait. Do people really think an EMT is going to let a gay person die just because a bill says they’re allowed to withhold treatment? They’d be pretty stupid to risk that much exposure and criticism. I’m pretty sure most EMTs don’t want to risk losing their job for refusing to help a victim. <br/><br/>I mean really, EMTs and the people in charge of them don’t want the hassle and public outrage that would arise as a result of bigoted discriminations. They have a reputation to protect. Not to mention the fact that emergency workers get into the field because, I don’t know, maybe they want to help people?<br/><br/>Waiters may not like certain customers but they grin and bear it anyway or else they risk losing their job and the restaurant would risk losing business. If the customer was that bad, then people would side with the restaurant. If the waiter was the one handling it badly, then people would side with the customer. <em><strong>It’s. Literally. That. Simple.</strong></em><br/><br/>Also, the bill they’re citing is related to one passed in 1993 by Bill Clinton, a <em><strong>Democrat</strong></em>. The bill was introduced by Chuck Schumer, a<em><strong> Democrat</strong></em>. So much for the big bad Republicans. Stop and think for a while before falling for the most basic stuff. Also, a quick <a href="http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Michigan+EMT+Snopes">Google search</a> really isn’t that hard. </p> </blockquote> <p>^^</p> </blockquote> <p>Reposted for comments above not the liberal drivel in the article….</p> </blockquote> <p>I love it when I don’t have to write a refutation because someone else already has.</p> </blockquote>
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Bodies , Drugs, and Jesus: Anonymous said: I don't have tumblr so I had to ask this account. You just posted about hobby lobby on your other account. I just don't understand why providing the means to contraception is so wrong. Regardless of whether or not contraception is okay, giving someone the option isn't forcing them or necessarily endorsing it. HL pays their employees money and the employees could use that money to buy drugs or hire prostitutes. But that's their choice, not HL's. Contraception doesn't seem so different to me Anonymous said: Their salary is the means by which they can buy things that HL may or may not agree with. The health coverage is the means by which they access health care that HL May or may not agree with. It just seems like it's not HL's choice at all. HL can't directly pay their employees rent and grocery bills to keep them from buying, say, excessive amounts of alcohol. So why should they be able to or argumentative. Thanks! <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://orwellianlegacy.tumblr.com/post/90384882296/hi-anon-this-is-a-good-question-because-theres">orwellianlegacy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal">Hi Anon,</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This is a good question, because there’s a lot of misinformation about this case floating around.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I’ll do my best to explain the situation, as I understand it…</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>It’s not just about “contraception.”</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby’s issue isn’t with contraception in general. It’s with abortifacient contraception in particular.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Affordable Care Act includes a “<a href="http://rare.us/story/malkin-thank-you-hobby-lobby">‘preventive services’ mandate, which forces the Christian-owned-and-operated business to provide, without co-pay, abortion-inducing drugs including the ‘morning after pill’ and ‘week after pill’ in their health insurance plan.</a>”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Regardless of where you stand on abortion, I think we can all recognize that it’s a huge social issue that people regard with strong, ideological convictions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">So there’s a lot more at play here than the simple word “contraception” fully conveys.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Paychecks and Health Insurance are different.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">A paycheck represents a single exchange: Employees provide time and labor to Hobby Lobby, and Hobby Lobby compensates employees with money.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">That is the end of the exchange. What an employee chooses to purchase with their paycheck is no longer Hobby Lobby’s concern. Hobby Lobby isn’t directly involved, so it isn’t responsible.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Health insurance represents a different exchange. Hobby Lobby offers the benefit of a healthcare plan to employees, and the employees can accept or reject it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But in this case, the Hobby Lobby is providing an ongoing service to the employee. So the nature of the health care provided is very much Hobby Lobby’s concern. Hobby Lobby is directly involved, so it is responsible.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Employee options aren’t at stake.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby isn’t trying to prevent its employees from seeking abortions. It just doesn’t want to be forced to pay for those abortions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And, contrary to the conclusion many jump to, that doesn’t actually restrict the freedom of anyone working for Hobby Lobby. Freedom isn’t about what our employers allow, it’s about what our government enforces.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">So Hobby Lobby’s employees still have several options if they want these kinds of contraception:</p> <ol><li><span>As you said, they can spend their paycheck however they choose. So if they choose to spend it on an abortion, they’re free to do so.<br/><br/></span></li> <li><span>They can also choose not to participate in Hobby Lobby’s employer-provided healthcare plan and instead find a private healthcare plan that provides their desired contraception. (The Affordable Care Act has created huge obstacles to this option, but that’s the government’s fault, not Hobby Lobby’s.)<br/><br/></span></li> <li><span>Or if employees really want an employer-provided healthcare plan that includes their desired contraception, they’re free to find a new employer that provides it. Job searching sucks, but nobody is being </span><em>forced</em><span> to work for Hobby Lobby or for any other company that provides a healthcare plan they don’t like.</span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNormal">The Supreme Court’s decision doesn’t actually restrict Hobby Lobby employees’ healthcare options. It’s just restricts <em>one method of paying for a specific option.</em> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to stop employees from doing what they want to do. It just doesn’t want to be a part of it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>People should be free to run their businesses as they see fit.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">So long as an employer has control over the design of the healthcare plan they offer and employees are given the option of accepting or rejecting it, everything is voluntary.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But the Affordable Care Act effectively removed Hobby Lobby’s voluntary involvement. The benefit Hobby Lobby once offered is now an entitlement the government requires it to provide.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And, while Hobby Lobby could once design its healthcare plan however it saw fit, it is now forced to provide a government-regulated plan — one that included drugs it considers morally compromising.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">At this point the debate usually arises about whether corporations have rights.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Corporations aren’t people, they’re property.</span><span> So</span> corporations don’t have rights, but their owners still do.<span> </span><span>And the way a corporation like Hobby Lobby operates is an extension of its owners’ economic and religious liberty.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">So when the government forces a corporation to operate against its owners convictions, the government is infringing on the owner’s liberty.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And corporate owners don’t have the option of going another route the way their employees do. Owners either comply with government dictates, or they close their businesses.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Thankfully, because the Supreme Court has chosen to protect the economic and religious rights of business owners, Hobby Lobby won’t have to do either …and that’s good news for its employees.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Everyone wins when liberty is protected.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">It’s easy to see the Supreme Court’s decision on this case as a win for conservatives or corporations or the pro-life moments. But the reality is that this is a win for everyone.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Because the case was only about pro-life, corporate and conservative rights <em>this time. </em>Next time might be different.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If the Supreme Court had forced Hobby Lobby to adhere to the contraceptive mandate, it would have set a precedent for favoring government regulation over economic and religious liberties.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And that could just as easily work against liberal, non-profit or pro-choice rights. Ideologies shift, but power doesn’t.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">So the decision today wasn’t one ideology winning over another. It was liberty winning over tyranny.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Individual employees should be free to do what they want with their money and their bodies. Corporate owners should be free to do what they want with their money and their businesses. And the government shouldn’t be allowed to dictate how either one operates.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I hope that explanation makes sense. Thanks for getting your question to me — and for asking it so politely.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Peace, love and Jesus,<br/> -James</p> </blockquote>

orwellianlegacy: Hi Anon, This is a good question, because there’s a lot of misinformation about this case floating around. I’ll do my best...

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