Mar 02 2014

Myles Eckert found $20 in an Ohio Cracker Barrel parking lot on the way to lunch with his family. When he spotted Lt. Col Frank Dailey he gave his the money and note that read, in part, ‘my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now.”

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Jan 18 2014

This could be my fire department…the one thing that Fire Island never lacks, is beer. This guy is my hero.

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Jan 17 2014

Four kittens seeking shelter managed to find some in the unlikeliest of places: a maximum security prison in upstate New York.

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Oct 30 2013

"If the city shuts us down, the price of Sriracha will jump up a lot," CEO and Huy Fong Foods founder David Tran told The Los Angeles Times

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Apr 08 2013

Margaret Thatcher has died.

I feel similar to how one must feel in the event of a mountain falling: a great sadness, and fear as well, but also relief that all things must come to an end, good or bad.

Thatcher was a strong woman, as one must be in any political arena, and sometimes it made her cold. While her economic policies were solid and helpful, and her foreign policy in line worth USA’s, she treated the British colonies poorly and had trouble thinking of the individuals.

May her legend live on, and may she find peace.

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Jan 16 2013

Shout out to political blogs…

Does anyone know what the twenty three executive orders Obama signed are? I’ve been looking all over the internet and have come up with nothing. If anyone knows them or has an article about it, can you send it my way?

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Jan 04 2013
I will fight you until Hell freezes over, then we will fight on the ice.

State Sen. Greg Ball, in Putnam County refusing access to concealed carry permit holder’s information to the Journal News.

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Dec 26 2012

A New York newspaper is facing criticism for publishing the names and addresses of people with handgun licenses in an online map. The Journal News says the information was obtained through public records and defends publishing it, but many are outraged and feel the move creates severe security risks.

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Apr 12 2012

gods-save-anonymous asked: BREAKING: Official tells AP: Trayvon Martin’s killer to be charged with 2nd-degree murder; is in custody. Still think all the evidence says he’s innocent?

jas-shea:

coffeeatmidnight:

So, they gave into mob and media pressure.

Considering he has a bounty on his head from the Black Panthers, perhaps it is better for his safety that he is in custody.

I don’t think anyone gave into mob and media pressure.  I think the prosecutor involved probably looked at the evidence she has to date and thought she could pull off a charge of second-degree murder and prove it beyond reasonable doubt.  If you watched her press conference like I did this afternoon, you get the sense that she’s pretty tough as nails and not pandering to public opinion.  That being said, a charge is not the same thing as a conviction.  It’s not time to gloatingly rub anyone’s nose in anything quite yet.

Okay, but seriously, this is my last text post on the subject for at least a little while.  We’re getting a little too talky talky up in this piece.  I now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.

I am still unconvinced. There are eyewitnesses stating that they saw Martin on top of Zimmerman hitting him, and that Zimmerman called out for help. There are also medical reports showing the wounds Zimmerman received when Martin hit him. 

While I agree that they should have taken him into custody right away (as is standard with ANY shooting, self-defense or otherwise) I still believe he is innocent, and I look forward to seeing what happens with the case. 

For further reading, here is an article of someone who had at one point thought Zimmerman was guilty, but changed their mind when looking at the evidence. 

(via jasmine-shea)

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Apr 11 2012

jas-shea:

witchyways:

witchcuntt:

pagansnark:

NO, STOP

My hand hurts I can’t write some long rant about you two but just stop just go away forever

These two need to GTFO forever.

Lookit these fucking whiteness-loving asshats crying “rule of three” down there. Jesus rollerblading Christ you people are stupid. Not even naive. Just plain fucking messed up.

Normally I wouldn’t pipe up, because I try to keep my tumblr relatively text-free and without too tight a focus on my pagan beliefs, but I’ve gotta say that casting on Zimmerman would be a mistake.  If you want to help justice take its course, then cast for justice.  Unbiased, unfiltered justice.  I know the media has swung a particular way, and I know it’s easy to hate the guy because of what you’ve heard (believe me when I say that my own first impression of the case leads me to hate the guy, too), but it’s not your place to judge what he has or hasn’t done, because you have no way of knowing.  Don’t cast based on what is basically hearsay.  Instead, be an agent in helping bring the truth forward and having justice served.  If he is guilty, you helped bring about his just punishment.  And if he’s not, then you didn’t aid in the false incarceration of an innocent man.  Win win.

Thank you for those words; your rational argument is refreshing, compared to some of the people above you. And I find it hysterical someone called me a “whiteness-loving ass hat” when the majority of my friends are educated, nice black guys that I have known since high school.

I live in a predominantly black community. I just happen to read articles from ALL sides of an issue so as to attempt to make an informed opinion, instead of one based on emotion and media bias. 

I wonder if these charming people are going to curse me now. 

(Source: , via jasmine-shea)

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Oct 30 2011

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Oct 08 2011
Hi Res
nationalpost:

Another 32 bodies found in Veracruz, Mexico Mexican security forces have found 32 bodies at several locations around the eastern city of Veracruz, authorities said on Thursday, barely two weeks after 35 corpses were dumped on a busy street in the Atlantic port.Just two days after the Mexican government unveiled a plan to lay down the law in the state of the same name, police and marines found the bodies in three separate areas of the city, the Navy said in a statement. (Photo: Yahir Ceballos/Reuters)

nationalpost:

Another 32 bodies found in Veracruz, Mexico
Mexican security forces have found 32 bodies at several locations around the eastern city of Veracruz, authorities said on Thursday, barely two weeks after 35 corpses were dumped on a busy street in the Atlantic port.

Just two days after the Mexican government unveiled a plan to lay down the law in the state of the same name, police and marines found the bodies in three separate areas of the city, the Navy said in a statement. (Photo: Yahir Ceballos/Reuters)

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Oct 05 2011

vorpalsamovar:

medilldc:

With the Occupy Wall Street movement gaining steam, we began to wonder, what do these protesters really want? 

Here is a list of the demands from their website:

Source: Occupywallstreet.org

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

(There has never been a Federal living wage in the USA. You can not restore something that never existed. If you want a living wage, move to San Francisco; just hurry up before the state of California goes bankrupt!)


Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

(Great, so we can have something like the Canadian System, which was deemed to be a crime against humanity because too many people were dying while waiting to be helped, or to the UK where if you have a terminal illness your healthcare will be rationed and you have to go to a private hospital or die. We could be like Italy, where it takes 6-12 months to get an MRI just to discover your cancer. Yes, all of these single payer systems work great.

Now, how do we pay for this? The, “healthcare tax”, taken from your living wage of course.)


Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

(So, anybody that doesn’t work will be getting paid 20 bucks an hour… for not  working? Oh, and please tell me who is going to pay for all of the non-worker’s wages. Would you like to pay for it?)


Demand four: Free college education.

(So everyone demands the greatest and most expensive education out there, and the cost of going to school becomes $56,000.00 a year [Ivy League prices], how is the country going to pay for it? What is it going to be, the “college tax?” How much of your living wage will be consumed by taxes?)


Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

(” In 2010, less than 1% of the Nation’s electricity was from solar power…” “... wind power remains a small fraction of U.S. electricity generation, about 1%.” “…[Geothermal power] generated less than 1% of the electricity in the Country in 2010.” (source). So basically, we are going to rely on green energy, which currently produces  >3% of our country’s energy per year? How are we going to replace all fossil fuel vehicles? What, electric cars that have to be charged? Coal generates 45% of the country’s electricity. We would be trading gasoline and diesel vehicles for coal-powered vehicles. That is so green.)

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

(Okay cool, so we will escalate the US debt from 14.6 trillion to 15.6 trillion dollars. But I guess that won’t matter, if we are pardoning all debt on the planet ever. What will you tell all of the people who provide the materials for your infrastructure projects when they’re told they aren’t getting paid? So, you’d rather have concrete, lumber, etc companies go out of business as a result. I guess that won’t matter either, because everyone will be making $20 an hour regardless of if they are working or not. Great idea </sarcasm.>



Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

(Nuclear energy makes up 20% of all of America’s electric energy for a year. (source) We don’t currently have the technology to replace that much energy production with wind, solar, and geothermal energies. [“Green” energy.] Therefore, we will have to burn more coal and natural gas to offset this energy  gap. Or else, there will be rolling blackouts and energy rations.)



Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.’

(Please refer to the 13th, 15th, and 19th Amendments to the Constitution. Then you can get back to me on this.)



Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

(National sovereignty? Citizenship? Who cares! </sarcasm>. How many Americans are going to go to Mexico for work, where the drug war has killed 35,000+ people to date?) 



Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.



Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” 

(Really? Where do I start with this one. This one speaks for its own stupidity.)



Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

(So… we should have no way to judge who is credit-worthy or not. So credit for everyone, regardless of anything! What could  possibly go wrong?)



Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yea or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

(There is clearly no way that tons of fraud would come of this. </sarcasm>)



These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.


(These demands will destroy so many jobs that we will need the Mexican government to change its immigration laws and policies so that all the Americans fleeing South don’t rot in Mexican jails.)

(Source: http)

Umm I couldn’t follow the link, but even the URL title says proposed list of demands. Many of these are obviously silly, but the point is there is something very wrong in America, and the occupy movement raises awareness and gets people talking.

So, what you are saying is this movement makes a list of ridiculous demands on purpose and yet wants to be taken seriously? Yes, this movement is off to a GREAT start…

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Oct 05 2011

medilldc:

With the Occupy Wall Street movement gaining steam, we began to wonder, what do these protesters really want? 

Here is a list of the demands from their website:

Source: Occupywallstreet.org

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

(There has never been a Federal living wage in the USA. You can not restore something that never existed. If you want a living wage, move to San Francisco; just hurry up before the state of California goes bankrupt!)


Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

(Great, so we can have something like the Canadian System, which was deemed to be a crime against humanity because too many people were dying while waiting to be helped, or to the UK where if you have a terminal illness your healthcare will be rationed and you have to go to a private hospital or die. We could be like Italy, where it takes 6-12 months to get an MRI just to discover your cancer. Yes, all of these single payer systems work great.

Now, how do we pay for this? The, “healthcare tax”, taken from your living wage of course.)


Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

(So, anybody that doesn’t work will be getting paid 20 bucks an hour… for not  working? Oh, and please tell me who is going to pay for all of the non-worker’s wages. Would you like to pay for it?)


Demand four: Free college education.

(So everyone demands the greatest and most expensive education out there, and the cost of going to school becomes $56,000.00 a year [Ivy League prices], how is the country going to pay for it? What is it going to be, the “college tax?” How much of your living wage will be consumed by taxes?)


Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

(” In 2010, less than 1% of the Nation’s electricity was from solar power…” “... wind power remains a small fraction of U.S. electricity generation, about 1%.” “…[Geothermal power] generated less than 1% of the electricity in the Country in 2010.” (source). So basically, we are going to rely on green energy, which currently produces  >3% of our country’s energy per year? How are we going to replace all fossil fuel vehicles? What, electric cars that have to be charged? Coal generates 45% of the country’s electricity. We would be trading gasoline and diesel vehicles for coal-powered vehicles. That is so green.)

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

(Okay cool, so we will escalate the US debt from 14.6 trillion to 15.6 trillion dollars. But I guess that won’t matter, if we are pardoning all debt on the planet ever. What will you tell all of the people who provide the materials for your infrastructure projects when they’re told they aren’t getting paid? So, you’d rather have concrete, lumber, etc companies go out of business as a result. I guess that won’t matter either, because everyone will be making $20 an hour regardless of if they are working or not. Great idea </sarcasm.>



Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

(Nuclear energy makes up 20% of all of America’s electric energy for a year. (source) We don’t currently have the technology to replace that much energy production with wind, solar, and geothermal energies. [“Green” energy.] Therefore, we will have to burn more coal and natural gas to offset this energy  gap. Or else, there will be rolling blackouts and energy rations.)



Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.’

(Please refer to the 13th, 15th, and 19th Amendments to the Constitution. Then you can get back to me on this.)



Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

(National sovereignty? Citizenship? Who cares! </sarcasm>. How many Americans are going to go to Mexico for work, where the drug war has killed 35,000+ people to date?) 



Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.



Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” 

(Really? Where do I start with this one. This one speaks for its own stupidity.)



Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

(So… we should have no way to judge who is credit-worthy or not. So credit for everyone, regardless of anything! What could  possibly go wrong?)



Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yea or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

(There is clearly no way that tons of fraud would come of this. </sarcasm>)



These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.


(These demands will destroy so many jobs that we will need the Mexican government to change its immigration laws and policies so that all the Americans fleeing South don’t rot in Mexican jails.)

(Source: http)

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Oct 05 2011

poorrichardsnews:

President Obama wanted to name his new stimulus package “The American Jobs Act of 2011” and has been referring to it as such in his campaign stops around the country. Just one problem, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert beat him to the punch.

from Heritage:

President Obama repeatedly asked…

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