1. "What if a group of armed american Muslims had challenged the federal government and threatened to shoot federal officers for trying to enforce the law? What if a group of Black or Hispanic activists had shown up with rifles to block enforcement of a federal law? What would Fox News and Drudge Report and other conservative outlets and Republican politicians be saying? What would they be demanding the government do in response? Just imagine."

  2. thepoliticalfreakshow:

    The “Guns Everywhere Bill,” which Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed on Wednesday, will allow Georgians to exercise their Second Amendment rights in airports, schools, churches, and government buildings, with few caveats. As Politico notes, the National Rifle Association called it the “most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history,” probably because, with a few exceptions, the Safe Carry Protection Act protects your right to carry anywhere.

    The full text of the law is available here, but these are the key provisions (all these rules apply to licensed gun holders only):

    • Guns are now allowed in government buildings, as long as entry is not “restricted or screened by security personnel.”
    • Churches and bars can opt-in. If you’re caught with a gun in an opt-out church the fine is $100.
    • Guns are allowed on schools with written permission from school officials. 
    • If you accidentally bring your gun into an airport, it’s fine. Just please leave. 

    In February, Georgia lawmakers argued out that gun owners were forgetting to put away their guns when walking through airport security, and were unnecessarily being arrested for it. Now, when a TSA officer reminds you that you’re carrying a deadly weapon, you’ll just be asked to leave. No harm, no foul, as long as ”upon being notified at a screening checkpoint or secure access area that they are in possession of a weapon, the license holder immediately leaves the area,” the law says. Last year 111 firearms were confiscated by the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, more than any other airport. The next closest, with 19, was the Los Angeles International Airport, where a gunman killed one and injured three last November.

    It’s important to note that there were a few amendments to the law. Gov. Deal opposed provisions in the law that would have allowed guns on college campuses, and lawmakers decided to give churches the right to opt-in or out of the law, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Seventy percent of Georgians opposed that measure, according to The New York Times. The same number also oppose guns in bars. They must not be familiar with the Constitution. 

    Source: Arit John for The Wire

  3. michelleakin:

    My new mug + throat coat tea


  4. But a new study suggests that concerns about being tracked by the criminal justice system can lead people to avoid medical institutions even in the absence of extraordinary circumstances. And it’s not just a person’s health that can be put at risk. Fears about surveillance may also have a negative effect on financial and educational outcomes.

    (Source: azspot)

  6. fastcompany:

    Repetitive lateness is more often related to personality characteristics such as anxiety or a penchant for thrill-seeking. Some people are drawn to the adrenaline rush of that last-minute sprint to the finish line, while others receive an ego boost from over-scheduling and filling each moment with activity.

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  7. teolar:

    Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014)

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  8. ekki-neitt asked: How are the black panthers different from the KKK? Publicly shouting that we need to kill cracker babies is somehow okay because the group is black? Do you realize how fucking dumb you sound?







    When was the last time the Black panthers Lynched anyone?

    When’s the last time the Black Panthers burned crosses in someone’s yard?

    When’s the last time the Black Panthers completely destroyed white towns for fear of their prosperity?

    Have the panthers ever burned down any white schools to keep white people “in their place”?

    Are these white folks serious?! Please, please…do yourselves a favor and earn some citations on this country’s history. The Black Panthers were NOT like the Klu Klux Klan. Their objective was not to go around and terrorize and murder white people. The KKK however, was definitely a reactionary terrorist/extremist group. The Klan emerged during “The Nadir” (the lowest point) in 1877, after poor and disenfranchised whites stomped out Reconstruction and Blacks ultimately lost their civil rights. White people losing their mobility in this country was the core reason for terrorizing African Americans, but after that bullshit, 15 reels, massive 3-hour long movie “The Birth of a Nation" was released in 1915, now all of a sudden, Black people became barraged with this false image of themselves as threatening, violent, and barbaric, particularly to white women in society (The New Negro Crime) which ultimately led to hundred of thousands of lynchings and murders of Blacks in America. The Klan had one objective, to exterminate Black people. They spurred false rhetoric, hate, and violence…that’s it!

    The Black Panthers was a revolutionary socialist organization that started in the mid-1960’s in Oakland, CA aiming to PROTECT the Black community. They were against police brutality, imperialism, capitalism or anything they felt was detrimental to Black Americans. They wanted Black people to fend for themselves, that’s why they carried guns, and they used them cautiously. They helped the sick, the poor, single mothers and their children, they even implemented a free ambulance and breakfast program in the community, yet they’re like the KKK?! Their goals were simple: quality education, housing, employment, and civil rights.They were not a violent group and neither was Malcolm X, contrary to popular opinion, they just believed in their right to self defense.The bottom line is, The Black Panther Party was a mobilization by African Americans, and people of the African descent across the world to break down institutionalized oppression by any means necessary. And FYI, many whites supported like Marlon Brando, and others.

    *Don’t disrespect my people and Blackness!




  10. candie-leonhart:





    The Sandlot Reunion - July 24th, 2013

    One of my all time favorite movies



    happy 21 years, The Sandlot!