July

cognitivedissonance:

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman published an op-ed today in The American Conservative urging the Republican Party and conservatives to embrace marriage equality, stating:

Today we have an opportunity to do more: conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry. I’ve been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love.

All Americans should be treated equally by the law, whether they marry in a church, another religious institution, or a town hall. This does not mean that any religious group would be forced by the state to recognize relationships that run counter to their conscience. Civil equality is compatible with, and indeed promotes, freedom of conscience.

Judging by the comments and reactions on Twitter, Huntsman touched a nerve by calling out conservatives. So one question, then…

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Oh, I think they mad.

Oh my God, just be done with this shit it is the most annoying widget issue on the table

July

Today marks the 121st day that Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been held behind bars in Mexico.

americas-liberty:

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This is just another in a long list of black eyes for America. We need to tell our “leaders” in Washington D.C. that it’s time something is done.

Bring back our Marine!

thepoliticalnotebook:

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.
Please take a moment to register your support for A Day Without News, a just-launched initiative to address the targeting of journalists in armed conflict. The launch marks the anniversary of the deaths of Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik.
Thursday was the deadliest day for the city of Damascus since the war began: 83 were killed in a series of blasts, the biggest of which killed 61.
A UN-commissioned inquiry released findings that the conflict is “increasingly sectarian.” The 131-pg report offered evidence of war crimes on both sides (mostly Assad’s forces, but both sides) and urged The Hague to take action on prosecution. 
A rocket attack in Aleppo, Syria on Monday killed at least 31 people.
Qatar provided $100m in support to the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.
According to Turkish intelligence, the Syrian government has fired more than 40 Scud missiles at rebel targets in northern Syria.
Photos of the Free Syrian Army’s reliance on DIY weaponry.
An Israeli soldier posted an Instagram photograph of a Palestinian child in his crosshairs.
Israel released part of a report on the death of “Prisoner X,” the prisoner who committed suicide in solitary confinement in Israeli prison in 2010, recently identified as Australian-Israeli Benjamin Zygler.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners went on a one-day fast in solidarity with four long-term hunger strikers (one of whom has been refusing food intermittently for more than 200 days). Protests in the West Bank have also been fueled by solidarity with these prisoners in Ofer.
Tunisian PM Hamad Jabali resigned after failing to form a coalition government to try and calm the political crisis following the death of Chokri Belaid. On Tuesday, Standards and Poors downgraded Tunisia’s credit rating as a result of political upheaval.
The AP found a photocopy of an Al-Qaeda tip sheet on avoiding drone strikes in a vacated building in northern Mali.
Thousands of Egyptian protesters shut down the road to a major port in Port Said on Wednesday. The shutdown occurred on the 4th day of general strike, refusing to accept Morsi’s attempts to placate them.
A Lebanese military court charged former information minister Michel Samaha and Brig. Gen. Ali Mamlouk with conspiring to assassinate political and religious leaders.
Security forces in Aden, Yemen, fired on protesters demonstrating for southern independence, killing at least 4. 
Saudi Arabia swore in 30 women to the formerly all-male Shura council.
NASA reports on findings of freshwater losses in the Middle East.
Iran has begun installing high-tech machines at their uranium enrichment sites, which puts them closer to nuclear warhead capabilities.
The annual UN report on civilian casualties shows that they have slowed for the first time in six years in Afghanistan as the war winds down.
The use of drone strikes in Afghanistan, however, has risen dramatically (posing an American threat to civilians even as the war  draws down).
Senator Lindsey Graham openly cited the figure of 4700 dead from US drone strikes, the first time a government official has done this.
NATO is seriously considering funding a 350,000-strong Afghan security force through 2018.
Afghans have arrested senior Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammed.
The deaths of 89 people in a bombing in Quetta, Pakistan lead to protest and demonstration by 15,000 Shi’ites demanding action be taken against the militants targeting them.
A unit of the Chinese military has been connected to the bulk of cyberattacks on the US. The American computer security firm Mandiant released this 60-page, detailed report on PLA Unit 61398.
The BBC posted a photo by Patrick Baz from Sarajevo in 1992 on its website and Vladimir Vrnoga, now living in California, recognized himself as the 17-year-old in the photo.
"El Chapo" Guzman, the most powerful and most wanted drug lord, may have died yesterday in a shootout in a Guatemalan jungle.
According to Human Rights Watch, Mexican security forces have participated in some way in more than half of the 250 disappearance the watchdog group has documented during Calderon’s time in office. It says Mexico has failed to properly investigate these disappearances.
Three Birmingham men have been found guilty of terrorism charges. 
The judge presiding over the 9/11 war crimes tribunal is granting defense lawyers access to Camp 7, the secret section of the prison where their clients are held.  
Marine Gen. John Allen is retiring, declining the position of supreme allied commander in Europe. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove is said to be the likely choice for the position.
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Photo: Ramallah, West Bank. Palestinian protesters demonstrating in solidarity with four hunger striking prisoners in Ofer shield themselves with a car seat during clashes with Israeli soldiers. Bernat Armangue/AP.

thepoliticalnotebook:

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Please take a moment to register your support for A Day Without News, a just-launched initiative to address the targeting of journalists in armed conflict. The launch marks the anniversary of the deaths of Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik.

If you would like to receive this round-up as a weekly email, you can sign up through this form, or email me directly at torierosedeghett@gmail.com.

Photo: Ramallah, West Bank. Palestinian protesters demonstrating in solidarity with four hunger striking prisoners in Ofer shield themselves with a car seat during clashes with Israeli soldiers. Bernat Armangue/AP.

Tonight, on Quite Frankly, @frankie_val tackles this growing [political] disaster.

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Tonight, on Quite Frankly, @frankie_val tackles this growing [political] disaster.

7:30-7:55pm ET, only on ZenLive.tv

#truth #live #immigration #invasion #welfare #congress #liberal #conservative #alternative #news #liberty #racebaiting

Via: ch0ni
womenagainstwomyn:

I mean… just… wow….

womenagainstwomyn:

I mean… just… wow….

historicaltimes:

Pupils at Eton perform training exercises in formal wear, 1915

historicaltimes:

Pupils at Eton perform training exercises in formal wear, 1915

July

how can you deny rape culture is even a thing?

mr-cappadocia:

disneysmermaids:

mr-cappadocia:

disneysmermaids:

mr-cappadocia:

disneysmermaids:

mr-cappadocia:

Because I’ve never seen proof it or anything like it exists. If you’re going to make an extraordinary claim you have to provide extraordinary evidence.

There’s never been any.

If I busted into my neighbor lady’s home, raped her at knife point, then went home to eat a bag of peanuts I would be arrested, cashiered and convicted so fast it would make your head spin.

While this remains demonstrably true you’re going to have a hell of a hard time convincing me that our society supports, promotes, or encourages rape.

Rape culture is just a scare tactic to keep dopey fucks like you in line because you’re afraid.

You can’t just deny the existence of something because you haven’t seen it? I’ve seen pictures of Mount Everest and heard people talking about it but unless they bring me to that mountain how am I just supposed to believe their claim that it exists?! I need extraordinary evidence for this extraordinary claim after all!! Honestly you astound me sometimes. I could go on for hours about how corrupted you are but that information would probably never get through your thick skull. Read this instead and feel free to come back for more examples if this doesn’t work for you. 

Examples of Rape Culture:

1. Blurred Lines - What does blurred lines mean? The blurred lines of consent. Robin Thicke says “you know you want it” because apparently no means yes. And many people don’t seem to mind this.

2. Victim blaming - Saying that how a girl dresses, how much she drinks and other factors are part of why she was raped and that her behaviour is why she was raped. Go ahead and google this one you’ll find millions of results without my help. 

3. Article - Man only gets a month in jail because his victim “seemed older than her chronological age” and that factor apparently erases the trauma he caused to his victim. 

4. Rapists lives are apparently ruined because of their victim and not of the actions they made: article

5. Politicians saying rape is something God intended to happen: article

6. University not taking rape accusations seriously: article 

7. Finally, I leave you with this: article

I’d give you more examples but reading that last one shook me up and I don’t have the ability to look any more of these horrible stories. Google rape culture as well if you’re too ignorant to realise that examples of rape culture are just a few clicks away from your fingertips. 

And none of this proves the existence of a rape culture.

How about I counter with this:

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I’d like it to be a little more recent, but I’m going to go ahead and argue that our attitude towards raping women in the street hasn’t changed much in the past ten years.

But what do these figures show us? Short of straight up fucking MURDERING someone there aren’t a whole lot of crimes that will get you more time than rape. The only reason any of them are out on probation is because it includes statutory rape and as much as you might want to put a guy in prison for the rest of his natural life because he fucked his 17 year old girlfriend most people realize that’s insane.

Not only that but the average sentence is OVER TEN YEARS. I mean short of absolute fucking thought control what more do you want?

Take a look at this you asshole: article

That’s inaccurate information you posted and can’t be found on the link you posted

You are correct the link is the wrong one. This is the correct one. You’ll see that the information *is* from 2006 as I originally said it would be.

So no, the information isn’t inaccurate.. the link to it was. Kind of an important distinction.

And as to your 97 out of 100 Rapists walk free… You really didn’t think too terribly hard about that, did you?

Because the presumption (<-Important word) there is that EVERY SINGLE PERSON EVER ACCUSED BY A WOMAN OF RAPE IS GUILTY. They don’t get a trial, they don’t get to question their accuser, they don’t get to present evidence, they don’t get right of counsel.

They’re just fucking Guilty. Because YOU say so.

And you want to pawn off a bullshit statistic like that as fact?

Go fuck yourself lady.

I don’t assume that all 97 of them are rapists, the article does. But the point is 97 people walk free who haven’t been proven guilty or innocent. And so we have a Schrodinger’s cat situation. 

If they walked free it stands to reason there wasn’t enough evidence to convict. That *defacto* makes them innocent.

I know you’re a fucking Feminist, and I know your concept of America is skewed as all get out… but here in the U.S. of A. we at least try to fake the notion that people are Innocent until PROVEN Guilty.

So… a BETTER reading of the statistic would be:

Of 97 accusations, only 3 were proven guilty.

Yeah… you didn’t even stop to consider that the men subject to those accusations might be, you know, innocent, did you? Fuck no. Of course you didn’t. Why would you? They’re men.

Watching you get sucked into propaganda bullshit statics would be more amusing if it weren’t so tragic.

bootyghost:

digital-joker:

iguessilltryitout:

sjwstupidity:

Don’t ever let anyone convince you that women are the only one who have to fear meeting crazies on social networking.  This woman felt like she was so entitled to have this man travel 2 hours to visit her that she thought it made sense to start insulting him and accusing him of being afraid of women.

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god damn. She’s mad he doesn’t want to date her yet so he’s gay? I don’t understand how that works.

This just in, desiring feelings of comfort before meeting a stranger makes you gay.

WOW. SUCH LOGIC.

Wow fucking crazy bitch

Another great night of live broadcasts. Now, on to Hump Day

#creepy #stoned #zedalza

Another great night of live broadcasts. Now, on to Hump Day

#creepy #stoned #zedalza

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