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When I see a former governor say that the President is “shuckin’ and jivin’,” that’s racial era slave term. When I see another former governor after the president’s first debate where he didn’t do very well, says that the president was lazy. He didn’t say he was slow. He was tired. He didn’t do well. He said he was lazy. Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is shiftless and then there’s a third word that goes along with that. The birther, the whole birther movement. Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party? By Colin Powell calls out the GOP’s racism problem. (via think-progress)

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haaretz:

2,279 calories per person: How Israel made sure Gaza didn’t starve
Israel was recently forced to release a 2008 document that detailed its “red lines” for “food consumption in the Gaza Strip.” 
The document calculates the minimum number of calories necessary, according to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, to keep Gaza residents from malnutrition at a time when Israel was tightening its restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of the Strip, including food products and raw materials. Read more.

This is the real issue right now. There is a lack of basic needs for survival in Israel and Palestine, yet no one is doing anything about it. How is this okay?

haaretz:

2,279 calories per person: How Israel made sure Gaza didn’t starve

Israel was recently forced to release a 2008 document that detailed its “red lines” for “food consumption in the Gaza Strip.” 

The document calculates the minimum number of calories necessary, according to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, to keep Gaza residents from malnutrition at a time when Israel was tightening its restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of the Strip, including food products and raw materials. Read more.

This is the real issue right now. There is a lack of basic needs for survival in Israel and Palestine, yet no one is doing anything about it. How is this okay?

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animinimalism:

Claire Felicie’s photographs Marines’ faces before, during, and after Afghanistan
How do life-changing experiences concretely impact the way we look? Does tragedy truly show up in our eyes and brow? These are questions that fascinate Claire Felicie, who photographed the faces of 20 Dutch Marines before, during, and after their tour of duty in Afghanistan. From first photo to last photo, only 12 months passed, but a great deal happened in these young men’s lives. 

War is hell on the heroes that are willing to risk their lives to protect our rights. It’s time for them to come home.

animinimalism:

Claire Felicie’s photographs Marines’ faces before, during, and after Afghanistan

How do life-changing experiences concretely impact the way we look? Does tragedy truly show up in our eyes and brow? These are questions that fascinate Claire Felicie, who photographed the faces of 20 Dutch Marines before, during, and after their tour of duty in Afghanistan. From first photo to last photo, only 12 months passed, but a great deal happened in these young men’s lives. 

War is hell on the heroes that are willing to risk their lives to protect our rights. It’s time for them to come home.

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“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney told the paper. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly.”
Romney said the biggest problem in a distressed aircraft is that “the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.”
The main reason airplane windows don’t open is because there isn’t enough oxygen at cruising altitude to keep passengers alive. (The fear of window or cabin failures, which would lead to potentially fatal hypoxia, is why many planes are equipped with emergency oxygen masks.)



i just can’t…

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney told the paper. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly.”

Romney said the biggest problem in a distressed aircraft is that “the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.”

The main reason airplane windows don’t open is because there isn’t enough oxygen at cruising altitude to keep passengers alive. (The fear of window or cabin failures, which would lead to potentially fatal hypoxia, is why many planes are equipped with emergency oxygen masks.)

i just can’t…

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ihopemittromney:

Gay Veteran questions Mitt Romney’s stance on Marriage Equality

Read the Article at:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/gay-veteran-steals-the-show-at-r…

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thedailywhat:

Say What Now of the Day: The requirement that health insurers cover contraception went into effect today, and here’s what Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly had to say about it:

I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day.  The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.

[dailyintel]


As everyone is freaking the fuck out about Chik-Fil-A, this issue is being ignored. Women now have access to free contraception - SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG LONG TIME AGO!

 I don’t understand how this is an “attack on religion”. This is a way for women to be safe. To be protected. 

This day should be remembered. Not because it attacked religion, but because it allowed for the advancement of humanity.

thedailywhat:

Say What Now of the Day: The requirement that health insurers cover contraception went into effect today, and here’s what Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly had to say about it:

I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day.  The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.

[dailyintel]

As everyone is freaking the fuck out about Chik-Fil-A, this issue is being ignored. Women now have access to free contraception - SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG LONG TIME AGO!


I don’t understand how this is an “attack on religion”. This is a way for women to be safe. To be protected.


This day should be remembered. Not because it attacked religion, but because it allowed for the advancement of humanity.