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Being Alone, America, and Internet: Barack Obama @BarackObama Michelle and I grieve with all the families in El Paso and Dayton who endured these latest mass shootings. Even if details are still emerging, there are a few things we already know to be true. First, no other nation on Earth comes close to experiencing the frequency of mass shootings that we see in the United States. No other developed nation tolerates the levels of gun violence that we do. Every time this happens, we're told that tougher gun laws won't stop all murders; that they won't stop every deranged individual from getting a weapon and shooting innocent people in public places. But the evidence shows that they can stop some killings. They can save some families from heartbreak. We are not helpless here. And until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening Second, while the motivations behind these shootings may not yet be fully known, there are indications that the El Paso shooting follows a dangerous trend: troubled individuals who embrace racist ideologies and see themselves obligated to act violently to preserve white supremacy. Like the followers of ISIS and other foreign terrorist organizations, these individuals may act alone, but they've been radicalized by white nationalist websites that proliferate agencies and internet platforms need to come up with better strategies to reduce the influence of these hate groups on the internet. That means that both law enforcement But just as important, all of us have to send a clarion call and behave with the values of tolerance and diversity that should be the hallmark of our democracy. We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don't look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people. Such language isn't new it's been at the root of most human tragedy throughout history, here in America and around the world. It is at the root of slavery and Jim Crow, the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. It has no place in our politics and our public life. And it's time for the overwhelming majority of Americans of goodwill, of every race and faith and political party, to say as much clearly and unequivocally. 3:01 PM 8/5/19 Twitter for iPhone 5,046 Retweets 14.6K Likes Eloquently said. I miss a POTUS like this 😢

Eloquently said. I miss a POTUS like this 😢

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Being Alone, America, and Internet: Barack Obama @BarackObama Michelle and I grieve with all the families in El Paso and Dayton who endured these latest mass shootings. Even if details are still emerging, there are a few things we already know to be true. First, no other nation on Earth comes close to experiencing the frequency of mass shootings that we see in the United States. No other developed nation tolerates the levels of gun violence that we do. Every time this happens, we're told that tougher gun laws won't stop all murders; that they won't stop every deranged individual from getting a weapon and shooting innocent people in public places. But the evidence shows that they can stop some killings. They can save some families from heartbreak. We are not helpless here. And until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening Second, while the motivations behind these shootings may not yet be fully known, there are indications that the El Paso shooting follows a dangerous trend: troubled individuals who embrace racist ideologies and see themselves obligated to act violently to preserve white supremacy. Like the followers of ISIS and other foreign terrorist organizations, these individuals may act alone, but they've been radicalized by white nationalist websites that proliferate agencies and internet platforms need to come up with better strategies to reduce the influence of these hate groups on the internet. That means that both law enforcement But just as important, all of us have to send a clarion call and behave with the values of tolerance and diversity that should be the hallmark of our democracy. We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don't look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people. Such language isn't new it's been at the root of most human tragedy throughout history, here in America and around the world. It is at the root of slavery and Jim Crow, the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. It has no place in our politics and our public life. And it's time for the overwhelming majority of Americans of goodwill, of every race and faith and political party, to say as much clearly and unequivocally. 3:01 PM 8/5/19 Twitter for iPhone 5,046 Retweets 14.6K Likes Eloquently said. I miss a POTUS like this 😢

Eloquently said. I miss a POTUS like this 😢

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Being Alone, Animals, and Lgbt: this-tragic-affair Charities/organisations to avoid: PETA: They'd rather spend their money on publicity campaigns than on the animals in their care. PETA killed 73.8% of the animals in their care in 2015 (x) FCKH8: Is a for-profit company that exploits oppressed groups for money. They're also wildly uninformed, and spread misogyny, cissexism and bi/panphobia, as well as stealing their posts/designs (x) Autism Speaks: They spend most of their money on researching a way to eliminate autism, heighten the stigma against autism and don't have a single autistic person on their board (x) Please support other, better charities, and feel free to add any others you can think of to this paintedspectres Susan G. Komen for the Cure: CEO makes insane amounts of money, they deny a lot of requests for wigs/help with treatment/etc., and have attempted to sue other charities that use the color pink as part of their anti-breast cancer campaign. xx) prochoice-or-gtfo The Salvation Army: They promote the hatred of LGBT+ people, work with fundamentalist Christian groups to support conservative politics and rip off and exploit workers. (xxx) shitpost-senpai Wounded Warrior: They take money that should be spent on veterans and blow it on huge opulent parties for the company bigwigs. 26 million in 2014 alone wasted! x x) thefingerfuckingfemalefury Important reminder to NOT waste any money donating to these groups ayellowbirds Reblogging because of the added info about Wounded Warrior. arch4ngel A good way to know if a nonprofit you're donating to is allocating their money in the right way is to check out their Charity Navigator darkbookworm13 Signal boosting, the bell ringers are out in force, and this info is too important ayamccabre Depending on where you are, charity budgets may be public. There's a good chance you can find out exactly where the money is going fuck all these “charities”
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Children, Community, and Drugs: We may be gay, but we're just like you 0 We're monogamous and have adopted children! We're the perfect nuclear family! 0 Ionly work part time sol can take care of the kids! We're white and middle class and completely non-threatenina! S: I have "completely transitioned using just the money l earned (at my dad's ob)!You don't need to worry about your tax dollars! He's straight, too! It's almost like he's not LGBT at all And we want the same privileges as every other GOOD, AMERICAN Citizen! What about us? LAS Even if same-gender parents are accepted that doesn't stop people from accusing me of wanting kids to get on welfare! I'm frequently harassed and arrested violently on the assumption that I'm in the sex industry I'm homeless and extremely vulnerable. I'm often denied entrance to shelters because I'm open about my sexuality and the stress of homelessness is only amplified by my Autism. Colonists not only destroyed my openly gender variant culture, but my way of life,too! 'm accused of stealing American culture and jobs, but I'm just trying to survive! I'm a victim of the War on Drugs and School to Prison Pipeline.Being in such high contact with our oppressive societal Be included in a society that thinks I'm a burden and makes it more difficult for me to live my life at every turn No thanks systems makes me even more vulnerable to violence Hey keep it down! How are we supposed to help the LGBT community with you making so much noise? TO an everyday feminism comic Visit us at: everydayfeminism.com Written and drawn by Ronnie Ritchie queerheathen: theskaldspeaks: queerheathen: rosalarian: rritchiearts: Check this comic and others out on Everyday Feminism! Transcripts of the comic available at the above link. Webcomic | Twitter | Patreon | Prints Be aware of your Pride and what exactly it is you’re proud of and who you’re throwing under the bus to get that pride. Love this minus the “It’s almost like he’s not LGBT at all” That’s the point though- it’s calling out assimilationism and respectability politics and how the mainstream gay rights movement panders to cishet expectations while throwing the rest of us under the bus. Ok, I get it now, thanks
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Ass, Bad, and Facebook: Katie Halper O @kthalps Will Alexandria @Ocasio2018 Ocasio- Cortez be able to recover from this hit by a life-long Republican, GOP "strategist" who convinced John McCain to run with Sarah Palin? Steve Schmidt attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 'dishonest progressivism' - and says it's bad as Trumpism' FS DAVID EDWARDS 27 JUN 2018 AT 10:50 ET Flipboard Facebook Twitter in Linkedin SAVE UP TO 60% THIS MONTH ONLY Pocket Compass Mo... R CHAOS Steve Schmidt appears on MSNBC (screen grab) 6/27/18, 4:52 PM odinsblog: So this is one of the people MSNBC loves to elevate, pass the mic to, and basically parade around as an example of a “good” Republican? The guy who helped the GOP unleash Sarah Palin on American politics? And remember David Brock, the Republican who lied on, and tried to slut sham Anita Hill? LOL, he’s yet *another* DNC surrogate, fundraiser, and trusted Clinton/DNC/DCCC insider. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/27/us/book-author-says-he-lied-his-attacks-anita-hill-bid-aid-justice-thomas.html LMAO, centrist Dems STAY tryna rehabilitate Republicans, even as they’re busy attacking progressives. Republicans and corporate Democrats are allies united against a common foe: actual progressives. Establishment Democrats love Republicans and “ex” Republicans more than their own progressive base. Not even a week after her victory, and the allegedly “liberal” network has already started attacking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This is just mud slinging by centrists. It’s corporate Dems trying to push their hopelessly flawed “horseshoe theory”. Remember, it was centrist Democrats—not Republicans—who coined the phrase “alt-left” so that they could create a false equivalence with the alt-right. Remember kids: “centrists are 50 percent Republican and 25 percent ‘former’ Republican” and that’s 75 percent too much Republican for me. Alexandria Osasio-Cortez is against literally EVERYTHING Trump represents. It’s journalistic malpractice to suggest that they’re even remotely the same. Republicans and centrist Democrats teaming up on cable tv to attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is proof that the Fishhook theory is a lot more accurate than the Horseshoe theory. I’m glad Ocasio kicked their sorry ass old white guy, Joseph what’s-his-face, down the stairs.
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Bad, Family, and Parents: M A BECAUSE Thats what my parents are and I dor feelthe need to question it PhotoGrid M A BECAUSE l don't understand what its like to be a minority and I dont care PhotoGrid M A BECAUSE I dont want to admit l have and abuse my privileges in society as a white man PhotoGrid <p><a href="http://eltigrechico.tumblr.com/post/175290020309/republicans-directly-try-to-explain-legitimate" class="tumblr_blog">eltigrechico</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Republicans: *Directly try to explain legitimate reasons they and other decent people might have for being a Republican*</p> <p><span style='font-family: "Helvetica Neue", HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400;'>Liberals: *Cover it up with MS Paint and fill in “BECAUSE I’M A BAD PERSON”*</span></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="457" data-orig-width="542"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/461520e95b1270d159db30fb79eabcc2/tumblr_inline_payk0f7qbk1qkbsaa_540.png" data-orig-height="457" data-orig-width="542"/></figure><p>- Jonathan Haidt, <i>The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion</i>, pg. 287</p> <p>Hmmmmm… Wonder why it is liberals have such a hard time understanding their political opponents fairly???</p> </blockquote>

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America, Bad, and College: William C @williamcson Follow A shithole is an astronomically wealthy nation that refuses to provide healthcare for all people. 5:54 PM- 11 Jan 2018 5,697 Retweets 13,701 Likes William C. @williamcson Follow A shithole is an astronomically wealthy nation that refuses to guarantee acces:s to clean drinking water and heating for schools in the winter. 5:56 PM- 11 Jan 2018 1212 Retveets 2.921 LikesO William С. @williamcson , 14h A shithole is an astronomically wealthy nation where college education isn't free or quaranteed, but debt for pursuing higher education is 94 tl 726 18K William С. @williamcson , 14h A shithole is an astronomically wealthy nation where the military budget is enough to fix crumbling infrastructure, but it's used to murder people abroad instead 03 t 787 1.8K William С. @williamcson , 14h A shithole is a nation that pollutes the earth so bad that it's causing the clim ate to change which is putting everyone at risk, but it refuses to change because of politics and profit. 6 tl 678 1.7K William С. @williamcson , 14h A shithole is a nation that pretends capitalism is fair and equitable 6 496 1.4 William С. @williamcson , 14h A shithole is a nation that institutionalizes white supremacy and then blames those who aren't white for the barriers they face trying to live under a racist system 5 tl 776 18K William С. @williamcson ' 13h A shithole is a nation that goes around the world destabilizing other countries, killing and ruining lives so its corporations can exploit resources 6 6 15K 648 William С. @williamcson ' 13h A shithole is an astronomically wealthy nation with plenty of space that refuses to accept migrants, immigrants and refugees from the countries it destabilizes with its foreign policy 6 t 555 1.4 William С. @williamcson , 13h A shithole is a astronomically wealthy nation where the rate of mortality among women giving birth is increasing as it decreases elsewhere, even in the so-called developing world 5 t 494 1.3K William С. @williamcson , 13h A shithole is a nation that doesn't guarantee the human rights of women, LGBTQi, gender-nonconforming people and more, but goes around the world demanding other nations do so William С. @williamcson , 13h A shithole is an astronomically wealthy nation that regularly abandons its own people during natural disasters and leaves communities to fend for themselves. William С. @williamcson , 13h A shithole is a nation that elects Donald Trump president. 23 t 965 2.2K William С. @williamcs on ' 12h A shithole is a nation that regularly attacks the human rights of disabled people 6 t 383 1.1K William С. @williamcson , 12h A shithole is a nation that continues its genocidal legacy of broken treaties, disregard for sovereignty and harmful policy that threatens Native people 1 t 390 1.1K William C. @lliamcson 12h A shithole is the United States Of America 48 385 1.1K jparedes1969: mysharona1987: Well, the man did have something to say. And I agree with all he had to say. Just the truth.
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Children, Oprah Winfrey, and Phenomenal: And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when NOBODY ever has to say, "Me too", again. Thank you! bobbelcher: “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story. But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.” - Oprah Winfrey, the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. de Mille award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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America, Arthur, and Bad: Moorlnfo @Moorlnformation Follow Lil Jon Has Just Opened A Primary School Within The West African Nation Of Ghana This Past Weekend PENCILS GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE ABOMAYAW D.A.KINDERGARTEN This school block was built by Pencils of Promise (PoP) and the Community dicated to the Abomayaw Community in Memory & in Honor of Carrie M. Smith Inaugurated on 12th October, 2017 OIRONLIN 2:07 PM 15 Oct 2017 14,551 Retweets 20,695 Likes GD Everything Georgia Follow @GAFollowers Atlanta legend @LilJon recently built a school in Ghana ending several years of struggle for children. 6:19 PM 16 Oct 2017 414 Retweets 896 Likes C AJC Follow @ajc Lil Jon opens school in Ghana in honor of his mother on-ajc.com/2ieLKGy 3:47 PM 16 Oct 2017 122 Retweets 171 Likes pizzaizbae: 17mul: thesickestsinner: arthur-king-of-the-britons: thesickestsinner: arthur-king-of-the-britons: thesickestsinner: arthur-king-of-the-britons: hiphopandanime: the-real-eye-to-see: For those who didn’t know, The King of Crunk is also the King of the Good Deeds. Jonathan Smith, also known as Lil Jon, celebrated the completion of a primary school built to increase education efforts to an eastern region of Ghana. This isn’t Lil Jon’s first dabble into philanthropic efforts. In 2011, the artist reportedly raised $80,000 to help rebuild school in his hometown of Atlanta. Keep up the great work, John. Why are him and other hip hop artist doing more for the world than American government? Respect Because they’re the AMERICAN government, not the WORLD government And yet they find themselves in every other country’s business but their own. I don’t remember getting involved with India. You know who does mind their own business and keeps to themselves? North Korea.  I remember America setting up a military base in people’s countries like… (Source) while North Korea has not. I remember America trying to invade countries on some bullshit “you need freedom” while systematically destroying any kind of order by dismantling their governments and making no real attempt to make up for their fuck up.  Like the U.S. didn’t purposefully cause unrest in Latin America with those Banana Wars. Like the U.S. started war with Iraq after being told not to by the United Nations then getting in their feeling when France elected not to help them talking about some bullshit “We call French Fries, Freedom Fries from here on in”. Like the U.S. doesn’t literally routinely destabilize areas or entire continents for financial gain. I suggest you put down the little star and stripe print flag and read up about your own country’s shenanigans. Mad cuz bad.  Can’t respond properly huh? Lmfao that’s why you’re in my inbox using taunts that 13 year old white kids on Call of Duty servers use huh? Deactivate your account and go sign up for a history class at your local community college. Dragggggg Yeah if you literally can’t think of at least 10 things America has done when it comes to interfering in other countries’ politics and peoples then you have no room for an opinion. Period. Because your opinion is not based on any facts and therefore irrelevant. If you need help I can source you about 20 books to start.
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Bilbo, Calvin Johnson, and Carolina Panthers: JK Rowling @jk_rowling Follow | Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore. 1/14 RETWEETS LIKES 2,498 9,315 8:59 AM-9 Jun 2017 4,297 2.5K 9.3K Tweet your reply J.K. Rowling@jk_rowling 20nm Replying to ojk rowling If you can't disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics. 2/14 J.K. Rowling@jk_rowling 20m I'm sick of "liberal' men whose mask slips every time a woman displeases them who reach immediately for crude and humiliating words 3/14 651.4K 6.1K J.K. Rowling @jk rowling . 20m associated with femaleness, act like old-school misogynists and then preen themselves as though they've been brave. 4/1-4 16 600 3.8K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 19m When you do this, Mr Liberal Cool Guy, you ally yourself, wittingly or not, with the men who send women violent pornographic images 5/14 14 5083.7K J.K. Rowling @jk-rowling . 19m and rape threats, who try by every means possible to intimidate women out of politics and public spaces, both real and digital. 6/14 13 4763.5K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 19m 'Cunt', 'whore' and, naturally, rape. We're too ugly to rape, or we need raping, or we need raping and killing. 7/14 45 4673.4K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 18m Every woman I know who has dared express an opinion publically has endured this kind of abuse at least once, 8/14 31 557 3.6K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 17m rooted in an apparent determination to humiliate or intimidate her on the basis that she is female. 9/14 17 433 3.1K J.K. Rowling @jk-rowling . 17m If you want to know how much fouler it gets if you also happen to be black or gay, ask Diane Abbot or Ruth Davidson. 10/14 21 411 3.1K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 16m I don't care whether we're talking about Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon or Kate Hooey or Yvette Cooper or Hillary Clinton: 11/14 21 4193.1K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 16m femaleness is not a design flaw. If your immediate response to a woman who displeases you 12/14 35 7894.0K J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 15m is to call her a synonym for her vulva, or compare her to a prostitute, then drop the pretence and own it: you're not a liberal. 13/14 52 7074.0K J.K. Rowling @jk-rowling . 15m You're a few short steps away from some guy hiding behind a cartoon frog. 14/14 geminiloveca: joerojasburke:an excellent and salutary rant from J.K. Rowling
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