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Af, Africa, and America: B0BBC News Africa Follow NEWS @BBCAfrica Kenyan women are using the Twitter hashtag #MyAlwaysExperience to express outrage over the Always brand of sanitary pads, which they say causes rashes, burns and discomfort bbc.in/2F4jrT4 9:43 AM 13 Mar 2019 4,033 Retweets 4,345 Likes Airhorn Ren Follow @AirhornRen The pads they sell in the West are very different from the ones they sell in Africa. I've used both. They save their substandard products for the African market knowing they'd be sued to bankruptcy if they tried this in America. #MyAlwaysExperience BBC News Africa@BBCAfrica Kenyan women are using the Twitter hashtag #MyAlwaysExperience to express outrage over the Always brand of sanitary pads, which they say causes rashes, burns and discomfort. bbc.in/2F4jrT4 3:51 PM - 21 Oct 2019 11,791 Retweets 19,836 Likes ellieintheskywithdiamonds: newhologram: fierceawakening: erikkillmongerdontpullout: gahdamnpunk: This is actually so messed up…Making African women use substandard hygiene products is absolutely ridiculous People are mad about them taking the female symbol off the package but are silent about this. 😨😤😡🤬 what the hell Hold up, some time last year I totally bought some really cheap Always bc I was low on money, and I ended up with a really horrible red painful rash like my bare ass had been dragged across asphalt. I couldn’t even get into the bath it was so painful.  i’ve had problems with this brand in bulgaria, made me itchy af, but so far i haven’t had a problem with them in germany and it’s p much an open secret eastern europe gets lower quality products than the west. i’d wager it’s way worse in africa. those poor women… Fuuuuuuuck
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Click, Empire, and Fall: Iceland Independence Day Komi Republic Text and graphics Theo Deutinger, Filip Cieloch and Lucia de Usera Faroe Islands shan Throughout history, the borders of Europe have constantly a. Basque Country changed. Unfortunately, shifting borders are usually the outcome LaRioja of conflict, as exemplified by the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Yet 6n armed conflict is avoidable, as shown by the emergence of the 7.Free County post-Soviet states and the peaceful divorce of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Just a year ago, one might have thought that a more mature 10.Switzertand world was evolving - one in which the pursuit of sovereignty could 11.5ao be settled without gunfire- but in light of the war in Ukraine and 13. Liguria ISIL's desire for an Islamic caliphate, global sanity seems more 1. Tieino unachievable than ever, Jämtland O0ster Shetland Outer Hebrides Orkney Islands Udmurtia Sweden Estonia Tatarstan Bashkortostan The concept of nation-state sovereignty beganth euth tyrol Chuvashia Northumberland the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 and is based on territoriality and 19 of ManDenmark Friui-Venezia Giutia the absence of a role for external agents in domestic structures. 20.istria ber that had declined to about 70 at the end of the 19 century, Bonia Herzegovina eign states. Republika Srpska In 1648 the world consisted of some 80 sovereign states, a num-22. Croatian Rep of Ireland Mordovia when it began to grow again. Today's world comprises 20andnk Wales Mercia Together with the rise of the modern state, the accuracy of national boundaries increased as well, thanks to modern 28. Northern Epirus Kazakhstan Germany surveying techniques (triangulation) and the consequent pro- 3Shlesaig-Holssein duction of highly detailed maps. Precisely drawn borders have 31. Karachay-Cherkessia not led to greater stability, however, but to even more sensitivityAbiahazia among nations. A study of the number and size of nation states 34. South Ossetia concludes that one result of democratization and economic 35. Ingushetia integration is ever more countries. As Marshall McLuhan points 37 out in The Gutenberg Galaxy, literacy is another determining 38. Adjara Netherlands Guernsey Isle of Wigh Jersey O P Brittany bourg factor, as most states that have formed over the past 150 years Nagorno Karabakh Car ORostov Slovakia Ruthenia have appeared along language lines, and people who can read and write are aware of the cultural impact of word-based com- Austria Transnistria Russia The collapse of hegemonic empires has also served as Galicia Hungary Kr midwife at the birth of nation states. The end of the Roman Empire marked an increase in the number of European states, which had risen from 37 to 1 14 by 1300, a development compara- ble to the proliferation of sovereign states in East-Central Europe Portuga Occitania ia gauzia Croatia 三 ezgistar Romania since the fall of the Communist regime. The process of autonomy Monaco has slowed down but not halted; in Western Europe it is fed by subsidies from the European Union, a Marino Bul nd in Eastern Europe it is triggered by Russia's autocratic government. Both systems have an expiration date and should be prepared for a higher diversity o Valencia of sovereign states. It is to be hoped that, at the very least, the nations of Western Europe understand the concept of a peaceful divorce and the need to respect another's point of view. Andalusia Balearic Islands .Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore, On the Number and Sine of Sardinia Notions, The Quartery Journal of Economies, Vol. 112, Na.4 (Now. 1007) 2. Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Golaxy The Making ef Typogrophic Mon, Univeesity of Toronto Press, 1962 3. Chiu Yu Ko, Mark Koyama and Tuan-Hwee Sng, Unified China _ Iraq and Divided Europe, June 2014 ru Malta land-of-maps: Independence Day : what Europe would look if separatist movement got their wish [5335 × 3205]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!

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Anaconda, Apparently, and Assassination: prokopetz Everybody talks about Anastasia, which is a shame, because it's a far less interesting example of Russian fake heir drama than that whole business with the False Dmitries Okay, so Ivan the Terrible's youngest son, Dmitry, was assassinated in 1591 at the age of 8. Fast-forward nine years, and there's a guy going about Eastern Europe claiming that he is Dmitry, having secretly escaped the assassination attempt and lived in hiding under a false identity ever since. This sort of business isn't too unusual, but this guy actually pulls it off, managing to gain the Russian throne and rule for nearly eleven months before being dragged from the palace and publicly executed in early 1606. He'd subsequently go down in history as False Dmitry I Here's where it gets interesting. In mid 1607, a second impostor declares himself. Bizarrely, this one doesn't dispute the first impostor's legitimacy; instead, he claims to be the same guy, having miraculously survived his apparent execution the year before. He somehow wins the political support of False Dmitry I's widow, and with her vouching for his identity, he gains the allegiance of the Cossacks, rallies an army over 100 000 strong, and tries to take back" the throne. Though his march on Moscow ultimately failed, he successfully conquered most of Southeastern Russia, which he would rule until his untimely death in December of 1610, when he was beheaded in a drunken altercation with a Tartar prince. The history books know him as False Dmitry II Now jump ahead three months to March of 1611, when a third fucking impostor pops up. Dude apparently just magically appeared from behind a waterfall in goddamn Ivangorod and declared himself Tsar. Following the lead of False Dmitry I1, he doesn't dispute either of the two previous impostors, instead claiming some sort of spiritual reincarnation and/or magical resurrection - it's not entirely clear which - to establish himself as the same guy. He must have talked a good game, because he managed to win the support of the same fucking Cossacks who supported False Dmitry Il's claim. Unfortunately, he was a far less able commander, being forced to flee his stronghold only a year later, whereupon he was spirited away to Moscow and secretly executed. Though he never managed to actually rule anything, historians decided to stick to the theme and dubbed him False Dmitry Il At this point the historical record becomes confused, with some sources asserting there was a fourth False Dmitry, though others insist that the third False Dmitry was simply counted twice due to poor record-keeping. Still, whether we're talking about three False Dmitries or four, imagine the whole mess from the Tsar's perspective. Dude just wouldn't stay dead! gryphye ohh vou missed one of my favorite bits False Dmitry I not only was executed, it was KNOWN he was fake. Powers that be used him until he was trouble, and THEN executed him Then quartered hinm Then cremated what was left. Stuffed the ashes in a can And shot him out of a cannon back towards Poland, where he actually came from. He pissed off a few people, yeah prokopetz It was a very miraculous survival Source:prokopetz 8,898 notes Nobody made a movie about this because it was just too weird
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Africa, America, and Celtic: official-ilvermorny: Classes currently offered at Ilvermorny: First year required classes Basic Magical Theory I Magical History of the World I Charms I Potions I Defense Against the Dark Arts I Transfiguration I Herbology I Second year required classes Basic Magical Theory II Magical History of the World II Charms II Potions II Defense Against the Dark Arts II Transfiguration II Herbology II Third year required classes Intermediate Magical Theory Magical History of North America I Charms III Potions III Defense Against the Dark Arts III Transfiguration III Herbology III Two or more elective classes Forth year required classes Magical History of North America II Charms IV Potions IV Defense Against the Dark Arts IV Transfiguration IV Herbology IV One Native or Foreign Magics class Two or more elective classes Fifth year required classes Charms V Potions V Defense Against the Dark Arts V Transfiguration V Herbology V One Social Science class One Native or Foreign Magics class Two or more elective class Sixth year required classes* Charms VI Potions VI Defense Against the Dark Arts VI Transfiguration VI Herbology VI One Social Science class Three or more electives Seventh year required classes* Charms VII Potions VII Defense Against the Dark Arts VII Transfiguration VII Herbology VII Four or more electives Elective classes General Electives: Care of Magical Creatures I - V Enchantments I - IV Divination I - V Arithmancy I - III Astronomy I - V Magical Linguistics I - III Arithmancy I - III Martial Magic I - III No-Maj Studies I - IV Basic Healing I - III Social Sciences: Magical History of The United States of America Magical History of Mexico Magical History of Canada Magical History of South America Magical History of Central America Magical History of Continental Africa Magical History of the Middle East Magical History of Western Europe Magical History of Northern Europe Magical History of Eastern Europe Magical History of the Mediterranean Magical History of Western Asia Magical History of Russia Magical History of China and Japan Magical History of Oceania Magical Governments Native and Foreign Magics: Native American Practices I II Hawaiian and Polynesian Witchcraft Caribbean Witchcraft Mexican Wizardry South American Magics I II African Sorcery Ancient Egyptian Rituals Hebrew Practices European Witchcraft Celtic Druidism Nordic Runecraft Hindu Practices Chinese Sorcery Japanese Practices Creative Arts: Dancing and Spellcasting I - III Choral Sorcery I - III Instrumental Magic I - III Spellsongs Magic in Visual Art I - III Magical Sculpting Foreign Languages: English I - III Spanish I - III French I - III Latin I - III Greek I - III Field-Specific classes: Advanced Healing I II Magizoology I II Curse-Breaking I II Advanced Magical Theory I II Magical Archaeology and Anthropology I II Magical Construction I II Advanced Martial Magic I II Spiritual Studies I II Advanced Arithmancy I II Advanced Runecraft I II Potioneering I II Inter-Species Diplomacy I II Theoretical Magiphysics I II Magriculture I II Advanced Divination I II *Sixth and seventh years are when students tend to begin to go into Field-Specific classes, as well as some internships and such with areas in which they would like to work. Because of this, at the end of the fifth year after the LAMP (Levels of Aptitude in Magical Performance) tests are administered, students are brought into a meeting with a counselor (often their Head of House) to discuss possible career futures. Some of the “required” classes for these two years can be dropped based on the schedule and agenda of the student in question, as well as their LAMP test scores. Image Source

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Europe, The Middle, and Middle East: Hard to believe these ruled Eastern Europe and the Middle East for 700 years

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Advice, America, and Tumblr: 1.6% Only 1.6% of US Citizens owned slaves in 1860, when slavery was at its PEAK So you can stop basing your hate for the white race, on the actions of a mere 1.6%. source: US Government Census, 1860 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sjw-illogical-bullshit.tumblr.com/post/144343465712">sjw-illogical-bullshit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tabbitcha.tumblr.com/post/125782147806">tabbitcha</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ximbatmanshhh.tumblr.com/post/125774823842">ximbatmanshhh</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wedontneedsocialjusticewarriors.tumblr.com/post/125774429695">wedontneedsocialjusticewarriors</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ima-fuckingt4ble.tumblr.com/post/125753005956">ima-fuckingt4ble</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pryathis.tumblr.com/post/125745651455">pryathis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tradnetwork.tumblr.com/post/125744921977">tradnetwork</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://swaggerernationalsocialist.tumblr.com/post/125665415429">swaggerernationalsocialist</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://obamadawn.tumblr.com/post/125438560781">obamadawn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>98% of white people did not own slaves–move along</p> </blockquote> <p>And I’d be willing to bet that 1.6% is too high a number considering plenty of blacks, native americans, and other non-whites owned slaves too.</p> </blockquote> <p>The arab-african slave trade had more white slaves from eastern Europe than all Africans sold to Americans by African slave traders.</p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention the majority of the “white” families in america were still in europe when slavery was prevalent.</p> </blockquote> <p>Interesting</p> </blockquote> <p>I knew most people didn’t own slaves but… 1.6%? That’s quite a small number to judge every single white person with.</p> <p>-mod JA</p> </blockquote> <p>Featuring: A historically accurate post that won’t get notes because it doesn’t support the narrative that it is acceptable to hate white people for slavery.</p> </blockquote> <p>I actually didn’t know that. </p> <p>Also, it was touched upon, but not all slave owners were white. <br/>American =/= white. </p> </blockquote> <p>As a matter of fact, there are currently more slaves in the world than there ever were in history! It really doesn’t take much digging, there are countless articles on this. <a href="http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/there-are-more-slaves-today-any-time-human-history">This </a>is the first one that popped up, but since there are so many i just advice you to search for ‘more slaves now than ever’ because there’s no way i’m going to be able to list them all.</p> <p>-Mod Gemini</p> </blockquote> <p>Slave owning was largely for the well-to-do. Some of the more middle-class may have had one or two house servants but the Hollywood depiction of hundreds of slaves working the fields is pretty much strictly wealthy plantation owners, of which there were not many. They were greatly outnumbered by poor whites.</p>
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Bad, Bodies , and Cars: Why do people degrade prostitutes? Like you're paying someone to have sex A with you because you can't get laid, you're the one that degrading 24 1 DAY 1 REPLY SHARE *claps so hard hands start to bleed 4 C) 18h <p><a href="http://black-shoshan.tumblr.com/post/111297895175/proudblackconservative-peonymoss" class="tumblr_blog">black-shoshan</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/111294662474/peonymoss-proudblackconservative-true-and-the">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://peonymoss.tumblr.com/post/111291870148/proudblackconservative-true-and-the-realities-of">peonymoss</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/111281295644/true-and-the-realities-of-prostitution-are-very">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote><p>True, and the realities of prostitution are very very grim. Millions of women, children, and some men are bought and sold via human trafficking and abused and raped throughout their “career”. Prostitution is not typically some glamorous, “pretty woman” thing. It is especially degrading to women. Too bad feminists don’t seem to ever want to talk about human trafficking, an issue that actually does disproportionately affect women. They’re too busy glamorizing it, frankly.</p></blockquote> <p>Many years ago, when residents of a certain neighborhood in Washington D.C. got tired of their streets being used as a red-light district, they solved the problem by going after the johns (they’d slap stickers on the cars along the lines of I’M A JOHN</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah. There’s a country in Europe (I want to say Switzerland but I’m probably wrong) that criminalized buying sex, but not selling it. It was super effective. It discouraged the market and the women were given help instead of just thrown in jail.</p></blockquote> <p>It was Sweden, and yes, it had very good results. It’s so annoying when the pro-prostitution people come out of the woodwork and say that you’ve got to legalize it, it’s the only way prostitution won’t be “driven underground” when actually legalizing prostitution just makes Johns’ lives easier. Prostitution was legalized a few years ago in Germany and policemen who’ve worked for years in an area reported brothels booming and a lot of women from Eastern Europe trafficked in to meet the increasing demand. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>Exactly. People don&rsquo;t seem to realize that when you legalize prostitution the demand increases. Just like with any regulated thing made legal, really. Problem is, the commodity involved here is human beings. If you can&rsquo;t find oodles of human beings willing to sell their bodies, it stands to reason that you&rsquo;ll start kidnapping them to meet demand. It&rsquo;s not like legalizing weed or alcohol.</p>
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Easter, Family, and God: now you kno! In the Czech Republic you spank/whip unmarried women on Easter as a tradition. nowyoukno.com hoewarts: xkalisto: quanna78: nowyoukno: Now You Know (Source) Why though? 😳 A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though) As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women. The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping. It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers.  Decorated with wax Decorated with straw Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs.   It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition.  Thank god you showed up before the 14 year old social justice bloggers did
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America, Anaconda, and Cars: DOESNT WANT TO BANPORN RESTRICTYOUR INTERNET,OR TAKEAWAY YOUR GUNS SUPPORTS GAY MARRIAGE, EDUCATION FOR ALL, AND UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE atleedala: I’m about to get all sorts of political. If you don’t like it, this is not the blog you’re looking for. Move along. Four years ago, I voted for a man who promised to bring change to our country. This year, I am planning on making the exact same vote. Plenty of people have many negative things to say about Barack Obama. Out of everything that has been said throughout not just this election year, but throughout the last four years, there is one simple statement that I absolutely cannot stand… “Obama hasn’t done anything the entire time he’s been in office.” (well, that and the whole, “OBAMA IS A MUSLIM TERRORIST” because believe it or not, there are still some idiots out there that truly believe this…) Here I have for you, ladies and gentlemen, is a list of 108 things Obama has accomplishedduring his presidency so far.  1. Saved the collapse of the American automotive industry by making GM restructure before bailing them out, and putting incentive money to help the industry 2. Shifted the focus of the war from Iraq to Afghanistan, and putting the emphasis on reducing terrorism where it should have been all along 3. Relaxed Anti-American tensions throughout the world 4. Signed order to close the prisoner “torture camp” at Guantanamo Bay 5. Has made the environment a national priority, and a primary source for job creation 6. Has made education a national priority by putting emphasis and money behind new ideas like charter schools, but speaking directly to school children in telling them they have to do their part. 7. Won the Nobel Peace Prize 8. $789 billion economic stimulus plan 9. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court 10. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles 11. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans 12. Renewed dialogue with NATO and other allies and partners on strategic issues. 13. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force… this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc. 14. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops 15. “Cash for clunkers” program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales 16. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan 17. Closed offshore tax safe havens 18. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan 19. Ended media “blackout” on war casualties; reporting full information 20. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts 21. . Ended media blackout on war casualties and the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB. 22. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules 23. Ended previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings 24. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports 25. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created 2.1 million jobs (as of 12/31/09). 26. Ended previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions 27. Ended previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back 28. Ended previous policy on torture; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards 29. . Launched Recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, an unprecedented step to provide transparency and accountability through technology. 30. Ended previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices 31. Ended previous “stop-loss” policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date 32. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources 33. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient 34. Established a new cyber security office 35. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children 36. Expanding vaccination programs 37. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses 38. . Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America’s Veterans. 39. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research 40. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools 41. Responded with compassion and leadership to the earthquake in Haiti 42. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters 43. . Launched Business.gov – enabling conversation and online collaboration between small business owners, government representatives and industry experts in discussion forums relevant to starting and managing a business. Great for the economy. 44. Improved housing for military personnel 45. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals 46. Changed failing war strategy in Afghanistan. 47. Improving benefits for veterans 48. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants…) after years of neglect 49. Donated his $1.4 million Nobel Prize to nonprofits. 50. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program 51. Provided tax credits to first-time home buyers through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 to revitalize the U.S. housing market. 52. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel 53. Increasing student loans 54. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return “home” to visit loved ones 55. Cracked down on companies that deny sick pay, vacation and health insurance to workers by abusing the employee classification of independent contractor. Such companies also avoid paying Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance taxes for those workers. 56. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000 57. Limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House 58. Protected 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors through the Recovery Act that would have otherwise been lost. 59. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration 60. Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act on February 4, 2009, provides quality health care to 11 million kids – 4 million who were previously uninsured. 61. Lower drug costs for seniors 62. Making more loans available to small businesses 63. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration 64. . Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis 65. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans 66. Announced creation of a Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record for members of the U.S. Armed Forces to improve quality of medical care. 67. New federal funding for science and research labs 68. New funds for school construction 69. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending 70. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices 71. . Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals. 72. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan 73. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions 74. Provided tax credit to workers thus cutting taxes for 95% of America’s working families. 75. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic 76. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research 77. . Helped reverse a downward spiral of the stock market. On January 19, 2009, the last day of President Bush’s presidency, the Dow closed at 8,218.22. In February 2010, the Dow closed at 10,309.24 78. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel 79. Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols 80. Provided attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles. 81. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters 82. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy 83. Unveiled a program on Earth Day 2009 to develop the renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents. These regulations will enable, for the first time ever, the nation to tap into our ocean’s vast sustainable resources to generate clean energy in an environmentally sound and safe manner. 84. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program 85. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards 86. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced 87. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job 88. The FDA is now regulating tobacco 89. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date. 90. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010 91. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying 92. The “secret detention” facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed 93. US financial and banking rescue plan 94. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast 95. . Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system. 96. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office 97. Improved relations with Iran 98. Improved U.S. policy on climate change 99. Set timetable for exiting Iraq (already started removing troops) 100. Improved relations with Russia 101. Improved relations with the Islamic World 102. Made progress towards greater cooperation on limiting nuclear proliferation 103. Economic stimulus plan has created jobs. (Unemployment rate decreasing) 104. Drastically slowed down the recession 105. Saved Wall Street 106. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act (equal work for equal pay)107. HEALTHCARE REFORM 108. Ordered the military operation that killed Osama Bin Laden On top of all of this, Barack Obama has just become the first president to endorse gay marriage.   Yup, here we have just described a man who has clearly done nothing but sit around the oval office and twiddle his thumbs the last four years. Obviously, voting for someone who is for universal equality and bettering not just this country, but the entire world, is the wrong way to go. -___- OBAMA 2012 Just gonna leave this here, dudes.

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