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"This conservative fetish for “local government” has always stemmed from their desire to reclaim the “freedom” those southern towns used to have when they were allowed to handle their race “problems” as they saw fit. Any citizen who’s ever been exposed to local and state government knows very well that the idea it’s un-corrupted with greed and petty ambition is ludicrous. The fact that Ryan doesn’t understand that the mantra of “local control” in this situation is ridiculous is yet another sign that he’s so ideologically programmed he honestly doesn’t know how to think in any other way."

Hullabaloo (via azspot)

Thank God the Federal Government is “un-corrupted with greed and petty ambition”. Big Brother’s got this.

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#politics  #animal farm  #1984 
"I don’t do drugs. I am drugs."
— 1 day ago with 245 notes
#quotes 
Saw my longtime hero continue to amaze #SkydiveSanMarcos

Saw my longtime hero continue to amaze #SkydiveSanMarcos

— 3 days ago
#skydivesanmarcos 
madeupmonkeyshit:

"to protect and serve"


Remember when we required situational context and more than 140 characters BEFORE we became outraged?  What happened before or after this clip?  Anyone?  It has been reblogged 30000 times…anyone care?

madeupmonkeyshit:

"to protect and serve"

Remember when we required situational context and more than 140 characters BEFORE we became outraged? What happened before or after this clip? Anyone? It has been reblogged 30000 times…anyone care?

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— 5 days ago with 37967 notes
#glasshouses 
"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle."
Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi (via hqlines)
— 6 days ago with 302 notes
"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right."
Isaac Asimov, Foundation (via hqlines)
— 6 days ago with 201 notes
#quotes 
Forget About All The Other Theories - This Is The Reason Americans Are Fat

addictinginfo:

Forget About All The Other Theories – This Is The Reason Americans Are Fat

La_monstrua_desnuda_(1680),_de_Juan_Carreño_de_Miranda.A Google search on America’s obesity crisis will give you a cornucopia of results. Are we (and yes, I’m saying we) fat because of high-fructose corn syrup or lack of organics? Are we fat because of gluten? Are we fat because of too much sugar? Are we fat because of too much fat? Are we fat because we take too many prescription drugs? Maybe it’s because we live in the suburbs. Or, are we just…

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liberalsarecool:

In your face, entire Right Wing.

I am trying to find any metric that does not make this 100% false. Can ANYONE provide one?

liberalsarecool:

In your face, entire Right Wing.

I am trying to find any metric that does not make this 100% false. Can ANYONE provide one?

— 1 week ago with 204 notes
#whydotheylie  #clownstotheleftofme  #jokerstotheright  #politics 
There are so many things wrong with that statement, but it makes for a great sound bite.

There are so many things wrong with that statement, but it makes for a great sound bite.

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— 1 week ago with 165 notes

hugewiener:

whitecolonialism:

Images of the Border Crisis in the United States.
AATTP

An estimated 52,000 unaccompanied children have entered the United States from Central America since October. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7B to improve security along the border, provide better housing for the undocumented immigrants while in custody and to speed up the deportation process. 

Despite the horrible conditions these children are attempting to escape, conditions that include extreme poverty and violence, the White House has said that “they expect most will ultimately be repatriated,” despite the fact that about 60% of children coming over from Central America are eligible for some kind of humanitarian protection, according to a report from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

While the problem before us must be handled immediately, it cannot be addressed without first examining it’s root causes. While our American elected officials and media would like to make us all believe that this issue is unrelated to American behavior and that it is simply the result of the inability of Central American countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to protect their borders and reduce through policing their crime the truth is quite the opposite. This immigration issue that the United States is currently facing is the result of American economic and military intervention in Central America.

For decades the United States has toppled governments in Central America, fueled civil wars and most recently has escalated the War on Drugs within countries in Central America. The connection between the United States foreign policy and it’s current immigration problem cannot be ignored, every action has an effect and due to the actions taken by the United States in the past, we today see families from all over Central America attempt to flee the violence that the United States was instrumental in creating.

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#politics