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There ought to be rule that Feds can't contract w/any company that had to change its name bc it sucked so bad.
"Go to bed, you'll feel better in the morning" is the human version of "Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?"
Her husband's administration is MAINLY responsible for the acceleration of mass incarceration. God, I hate them both.
The girl who accidentally shot her instructor will live with that for life--thanks to a crazed ideology. Child abuse.
"Police authorities in Arizona are also investigating what when wrong." What went wrong is you handed an Uzi to a nine year old.
Snapshots of a subculture saturated with militarism, war, & fantasies of mechanized killing.
America as death cult.
You know who we all know "dabbles in drugs and alcohol"? Maureen Dowd. As for Michael Brown, I guess we just take word for it.
an ice bucket challenge, except instead it’s some kind of system where money is collected from everyone and it funds essential public goods
. an account with this handle should probably be about genocide.
Politico is the Ferguson Police Department of journalism
When it was Cliven Bundy you were on the protest's side. CNN was right to get rid of you.
In all kinds of ways, Obama has shown tremendous deference to those who wield force on behalf of the state.
"Why are you focused on me when X is doing something worse," is a fun argument because, unless you're the world's worst person, you're cool.
Oh Mr. President please stop shaking your damn finger at protestors!!! Those folks are being attacked by police not the converse.
I think the 'sk1ns' part of the word is what makes it most icky
Here's last night's terrific John Oliver clip on Ferguson. VIDEO
Our history suggests that quite a few people will brush off this repression because it’s happening to black people (right now, that is).
You tell privileged kids racism is bad & then perch them atop heap of a racist system. No wonder they're confused & depressed.
You preach to affluent kids the virtue of meritocracy & ask them to believe in it. All around, they see evidence to contrary.
Advice for talk shows on R*dskins debate: Stop booking us Journos. Start booking & NA activists: folks Snyder says don't exist.
What happened to a nation of rebels? Real rebels, not wanna-be cops w/ confederate flags and other such loathsome winners.
In fairness to NBC, options are pretty narrow when "take everything John McCain says seriously" is the job description
Always keep the focus on individual personalities to make sure you invisibilize the actual structural oppression... check mark
You post a photo of a big black dude looming over a little white man and hope fear makes people forget a cop killed an unarmed black kid
The fact they feel feeding the story Michael Brown "stole" something absolves them in some way says everything.
Suburbanization of poverty & racist police violence amidst sprawl has made mvmt building difficult. The bravery in Ferguson is humbling.
When people who fight this die, we shouldn't condemn. We should celebrate every day they tied themselves to the naked earth and stayed.
We sent a letter urging all VA sheriffs to stop honoring ICE detainers:
You need to have no illusion that you’ll be supporting an extreme hawk who is very likely to embroil America in more wars.
If you’re a liberal or progressive planning to support Hillary Clinton in 2016 you really need to read ’s interview with her
Actual anti-Semites have no better allies than those cynically exploiting anti-Semitism to discredit Israel criticism
The shooting in highlights why the federal government should be underwriting body cams for all cops rather than military gear.
How many countries does a President have to bomb in order to qualify for a Nobel Peace Prize?
When all you have is a military industrial complex, every problem looks like a "humanitarian intervention"
Greatest tragedy of Gaza War: even if ceasefire holds, all those deaths changed nothing & so another round is inevitable.
Maybe turning marriage into a televised game show is a greater threat to the sanctity of the institution than loving gay couples.
Amazing how the caricature of "welfare queen" is a poor single mother rather than a rent-seeking man born into great capital holdings
The most nefarious things about these Hamas tunnels is that they’re above ground & look like buildings h/t
meet the press is like Sears, it still exists even though you're not sure why
My family was marked by easygoing, liberal Episcopalians...and arrogant Indigenous exceptionalism.
I'm getting off twitter. If you find the bombing of hospitals and the killing of children both moral and justifiable, please unfollow me.
Blessèd are the threat deflators.
does she just not think it's a possibility for someone to not want Arabs OR Jews to die?
What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly
Western liberals need to lose faith in the power of the laws of war. Law cannot sterilize lethal force:
Better label for pols who think military violence is always awesome? Hawks are noble birds, shouldn't be slimed with McCainish associations.
Disgusted to learn American radicals have cynically placed their military headquarters in a civilian neighborhood in Northern Virginia
We're in a bad place when gov't wiretaps people in droves, won't say why, and our default response is "well there's probably a good reason"
Funny how BBC News always describes Israel as 'responding' to Palestinian attacks. Palestinians are never 'responding' to Israel, are they?
Scolari must have said to just worry about a good half and to keep their heads high. Just kidding he probably told them to dive like hell.
Contemptible creatures: Dems who spent 2005-08 screeching about dangers of NSA, only to become its most loyal defenders over the last year
snowden: I have your emails. NSA liberals: no you don't. snowden: ok i'll prove it. NSA liberals:YOU VIOLATED CIVIL RIGHTS BY LEAKING EMAILS
So many Washington fball name defenders define "freedom" to me as their "freedom" of bigotry, absent of consequence. Such a microcosm.
Can't Dan Snyder hire ANYONE who is not an utter embarrassment? Or does he only hire those with whom he identifies?
This, by the way, does nothing to dispel the notion that you only need be a racist with a thesaurus to write for
"You are here." Shocking reminder of the last 800,000 years of atmospheric CO2, as of July 1.
When the power of boss over worker gets cast as "religious freedom," what god are we really worshiping?
Defense attorneys: please read and share this guide to identifying possible secret stingray spying on your clients!
If wealth can be inherited, can't poverty be inherited as well?
Ok Germany you won this round. But the NSA is more powerful than the Stasi ever was so...I'll just keep crying into my coffee.
. How many defense contractors does one have to work for before earning Official Beltway Seriousness?
Rarely have so many been given so much air time after being so wrong about so much.
Great point from : excommunicates the mafia while supporting the prohibition that makes them rich, powerful & dangerous.
See lots of "you can't be Catholic if ..." bumper stickers on cars in DC area. Anti-torture should be part of the litmus test.
To charge a 14-year-old alleged killer as an adult is cruel, brutal and stupid:
This election cycle is teaching people with any political ambitions at all to not become criminal defense attorneys. Not good.
If people got as worked up about illegal war and structural inequality as we do about gluten & refined carbs we’d live in a goddamn utopia.
Adorable. RT Live in peace.
Are you a six-year-old playing with toy soldiers? No? Then, "bad guys" is not an appropriate term.
Haha, that's funny, a WP trying to school an NDN on what should be offensive to NDNs
Good thing these folks raging over having to give up a football team name don't have to deal with 500 yrs of colonization. They would die
unbelievable games, All-Ireland Sunday, 82,000 crowd in Dublin. Been there a few times when Kilkenny are playing.
A recent exchange:
question: "I'm fine w/ giving u legal status. But have u earned citizenship?"
my answer: "Have u earned yours?"
Systems are coming apart. 's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, has been shut down. foreign staff evacuated
"Now is not the time to re-litigate the decision to invade Iraq," say men discredited by the decision to invade Iraq:
in a nutshell: in 13 yrs of reporting from there, "Rosenberg has never been allowed to talk to detainees."
Justice slips further away: more investigations of military commission defense teams.
"You break it, you cannot leave the store till you break everything else."–the Washington corollary to the Pottery Barn doctrine.
Compare Chelsea Manning's writing on the Iraq War to that of Bill Keller or George Packer. Who comes off as "troubled" and irresponsible?
also a great example of how social media can be used to inform folks on what your TV won't show. Follow an NDN. We got you
FYI: Rhetorical question. His time is up
Airstrikes to buy Maliki time? Hilarious. Dude's had *years* and what he's done is beat up Sunni minority. How much time does the guy need?
No, the World Cup has not been "marred" by protests. The most beautiful of human rights is the right of refusal. Kudos to the protesters.
how conspiratorial is it to guess that we bomb so much because we have contracts to buy bombs and thats it
Who could have known that sending Heritage Foundation interns to build a civil society from war rubble and sectarian violence wouldn't work?
used more cement in the past 3 years than the US used in the entire 20th century.
China: 6.6 GT, 2011-2013
US: 4.5 GT, 1901-2000
. remember when you did journalism and made a President resign?
Disgusted by what my country did to Iraq. Hope there is mercy for Iraqis soon.
Here’s a thought: while there’s still time, find a Democrat who is better. At least *try*.
Obama's student debt executive order puts a Band-Aid on a gaping wound:
What the Hell Is Wrong With America? | Alternet
2006: Democrats: Signing statements bad! GOP: No big deal!
2014: GOP: Signing statements bad! Dems: No big deal!
I hope the ghost of children killed by the United States haunts those dicks for life
Lawyers: not just learn the system, change and transform it. People focused not rule focused.
Something to think about. v
In a proper country, the real Bergdahl scandal would those in power & their supporters idealizing never-ending war and indefinite detention
"Removal of public, press & defense from courtroom powerful illustration of secrecy" infecting criminal process
This idea that a civil war in a faraway country is a sign of American weakness egocentric petulance at its purest.
"Obama broke the law about how we're supposed to release captives from our illegal prison." -- Some people who are taken seriously
Magic economic thinking: That abdicating as king will create jobs.
"We're a people with the past, not of the past" History lessons with Chicago Field Museum, via VIDEO
Zuckerberg giving $120m to San Francisco schools. Maybe the rich should pay tax instead of this feudal noblesse oblige bullshit.
i am devoting today to manning down
John Kerry talking about Snowden in 2014 sounds like Dick Cheney in 2004 talking about Kerry
“That our most senior diplomat finds it acceptable to utter 'man up' as a call to bravery is...misogyny-soaked”
No Brian, he's saying he feels that most ppl at are good--it's just an unaccountable leadership that acts in secret & lies about it.
Snowden: "Being a patriot doesn't mean prioritizing service to government above all else."
John Kerry using the words "man up" proves he died long ago, was hollowed out, and is being used as a meat puppet by some nameless evil.
"I will continue to push to close ." Obama repeats at . Don't have to "push," you have the authority to do it.
And to think I defended John Kerry vociferously against all those ridiculous attacks on his manhood. What a waste of breath.
Obama also adheres to the false notion that the world is a dangerous place of uncertainty and hidden threats. It's not.
The entire frame of Obama's speech is misleading - and offers Americans a false choice between neo-conservatism & isolationism
He really is singularly unlikeable, isn't he? Hope he doesn't eff up the
Yeah. I recognized their power as I wrote them, and they only really crystallized on the second draft. Thanks for the kind words
One major problem is the gun industry specifically markets to insecure men, telling them guns make you manly.
I can just see the debate.
"It needs to be under 10k, that number has bad optics." "Ok, 9,999." "This isn't Wal-Mart." "Right, ok, 9,800."
No matter the murderous motive, the common denominator is always the gun. by
When whites kill, it's mental illness, meant to invoke sympathy. When P.O.C. kill, there's a call to profile & invoke collective punishment.
Equating with supernatural beliefs is like considering abstinence to be a kind of drug.
The conversation btwn and Noam Chomsky on Edward Snowden & the NSA is up:
PHOTO: A woman kneels at the grave of one of the victims of Turkey's worst mining disaster:
Did anyone defending Donald Sterling's "right to privacy" also stand up to NYPD's Muslim surveillance program?
David Barron should under no circs be made a federal judge… …and Jay Bybee should be impeached off the 9th Circuit.
Today's National Climate Assessment demonstrates real impacts of climate change. Congress needs to
Compare state responses to Occupy and to Cliven Bundy's heavily armed militia. What lesson will be drawn?
Vote in the midterms, you fuckers.
In Virginia we do have lanes on the beltway for rich guys
Snowden: Clapper took an oath to tell the truth--and he lied to the public.
My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core!
US "credibility" is never on the line to end extreme poverty, or reverse carbon emissions; it's only for coercion or warfare.
I want to tell you one more thing about freeloading racist dumbasses.
No, "learn how to code" is not a solution for complex social, political, and economic problems. Those require public policy.
if we're putting them under oath I could think of a few questions about the 500,000 dead people who didn't play in the NFL
Reasons to have strong opinions about Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy:
1. You are Chelsea Clinton or her family
End of list.
In his own way, Henry Aaron has been the most underrated, undervalued social critic to emerge from the sports world.
if we used the metric system in this goof ass country I could have done it in my head
We need to see that anger is never any use in solving problems, but that patience and compassion are helpful.
Is there an app to find out how any of the accidentally cruel things I've done and will never forget are actually remembered by the victims
And as you watch Jose Rodriguez and Marc Thiessen take over WaPo's editorial space, remember torture critics have been warned to shut up.
This photo that should be blown up & held up outside every sporting event where people are saying
Racist mascoting is confronted in Cleveland. A photo for the ages, right ?
this really says it all RT In the past four years SCOTUS has made it far easier to buy an election & far harder to vote in one
. says spends too much to keep too many people locked up for too long
Once again shows - thank God - he's more interested in being a human being than a brand.
So is in jail, in exile but spy for a foreign country and for cash Jonathan Pollard may go free?
Tell the public the government is spying on literally everyone: Traitor, go to prison for life.
Write memos authorizing kidnapping, torture, assassination, and the shredding of habeas corpus: Get Ivy League tenure.
We don't shame the lawyers who wrote the torture programs into existence nearly enough. We know their names and where they work.
universities also resist efforts by grad students who work as TAs. To unionize. issue of collective bargaining & fairness
join a union, lose your rights. Awesome. That's exactly what union busting mgmt says too
Reminder that Dan Snyder is a piece of shit who defends using an Indian mascot and the genocide-evoking "Redskins" name for his corporation.
usually people of color log onto twitter to have racism explained to them, today they got the extra bonus of having satire explained to them
Lindsey Graham Pines For The Bush Days Of Torture
Seriously if you are talking about NCAA athletes and you're not factoring in race & class, you're bullshitting.
No matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, we can all agree on one thing: It’s wonderful that Duke got beat!
ACLU urges federal appeals court to strike down Arizona's 2006 law denying bail to immigrants:
Just say no to "mandatory" immigration detention. ACLU class action lawsuit to bust people out of cells gets results
This lecture is the one primer you need on NSA surveillance technology
I hate the "What abt Bin Laden" response to Rs saying Obama is weak on Defense. It's gross & it cedes them the tone of the debate.
: Courage is not the absense of fear; only a fool has no fear. Courage is seeing the fear and continuing to proceed.
This US Nat'l Academy of Science/Royal Society summary (pdf) is worth 1bn pro/anti troll posts:
Texas is about to execute Ray Jasper, who was sentenced to death as a teenager in 1997. These are his last words.
Hey 500,000 dead Iraqis called, . They said they have a problem with your ability to assess things.
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As a young writer you want to flex your muscle; as you mature you prize restraint. Very much like life...
If the wants to crack down on racial slurs, why aren't they starting with Dan Snyder?
(2012) - Dick Lugar defeated by Tea Party for working with Democrats.
(2014) - Ukraine has Revolution, Zero Nukes Hang in the Balance 2/2
(1991) - Ukraine has 1,800 nukes
(1991 - 2012) - GOP Senator Dick Lugar works with Democrats to remove nukes from ex-Soviet states. 1/2
Sorry if you're so ignorant that you fall for that ish, bigots. Culture war is like opiate for people who can't comprehend basic economics.
VA GOP insisting Medicaid Expansion doesn't belong in budget. But apparently attacks on womens health & LGBT Virginians do.
amazing that after all the shitty miserable wars that every halfway decent person comes to regret supporting, they still support the next.
government leaders repeatedly said everyone at Bay were terrorists, effectively convicting him. "Words have consequences."
A simile and a metaphor walk into a bar. Bartender: "What can I get you?" Simile: "I'd like a beer. My friend here will be one."
Yes, the Dutch are a proud people. Proud not to be Belgian.
Critical Theory. Made in Germany. Unmade in France. Tweeted in the USA.
If 'Doctor Who' Had Been an American Show Gene Wilder would have been the ultimate Doctor. Best list yet.
The whole dilemma of consciousness is over the question, either asked or inferred, “What do I do next?”
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
Should I tell them both that they are going to live under Communism one day?
"Little-noticed" serves BOTH to avoid crediting those who HAVE noticed and to absolve selves for not having "noticed."
Good old liberals talking about laws regarding Obama murdering another citizen. When you have nuclear weapons there are no goddamn laws
Anonymous bigots are awarded public forum by . History will judge as chicken shit.
What I.F. Stone said in 1984 about the expensive pointlessness of "intelligence":
Is it just me that finds it surreal to hear David Remnick alongside Lauer & Viera? Like having Malcolm Gladwell in Mon Night Football booth.
With every tweet bashing Sochi, we also must remember that it's still legal to fire people on the basis of their sexuality in 29 states.
People who are more worried about other countries' crimes probably gossip about their friends' failed marriages while theirs have zero love.
100 years after Charlie Chaplin's "Tramp" first appeared, his progressive legacy still looms large.
Can we just agree the Olympics are a terrible idea and pack it in
Watch This Anchorwoman CRUSH Un-American Bigots Over Coca-Cola Reaction (Video)
My absolute favorite people are the ones who want GIANT government when it comes to war and cops and NO government for food, housing, health
Standing a clapping asshats who voted to cut food stamps and benefits for veterans. Freedom!
Being deployed ten times. He is brave and strong, but man, no one should have to be that brave and strong.
Every asshat that voted for war is now clapping for needless wounds of a soldier.
The inverted 1% who fight all the wars and kill poor brown people. Unbelievably sad.
This tragic story about injured soldier is 1 reason US imperialism is horrible. It’s about to be used to glorify military. Sad.