Posts tagged america.

Trans, Fatty, Acidic: I can tell that people are confused about what "freedom of speech" means here in the US ›

fauxmosexualtranstrender:

Freedom of speech means no one will ARREST you or make it illegal for you to spew whatever vile word vomit you want to subject the rest of us to.

Freedom of speech does not mean that you’re immune from other people using their same right to free speech to call you…

so true.

I’ll support the troops when they stop killing innocent people.

5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth - http://pulse.me/s/b0dGS

christiantheatheist:

For the anon that asked earlier

christiantheatheist:

For the anon that asked earlier

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Four Reasons Why The Court's Decision To Uphold Obamacare Is Good News For The Economy | ThinkProgress ›

I think the economic argument is dumb considering how many people it helps to insure. but for those who only see things economically, here is how Obamacare helps the economy.

I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

Kardashians Get 40 Times More News Coverage Than Ocean Acidification - http://pulse.me/s/aJwdy

Reason #903672 Why We Need To Change Our Prison System, Hereafter Known As 'Incarceration, Inc.' ›

socialismartnature:

In 2007, a 17-year-old girl called Cora Fletcher was charged with retail theft. Over a year later, after she missed a court date, she was sent to the Cook County jail, in Illinois. She was eight months pregnant at the time.

During a pre-natal check-up at the facility, her baby appeared to have no heartbeat, so she was sent to the county hospital. As the medical team tried to induce her, Fletcher claims that both her hands and both her feet were shackled to either side of the bed. Only when she finally went into labor, three days later, was one hand and one foot released. It’s hard to imagine a more crucifying way to force a woman to try to give birth.

Sadly for Fletcher, there was no payoff for the trauma and humiliation she was forced to endure, as her baby was born dead. 

Fletcher was one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit brought against Cook County on behalf of 80 female prisoners and detainees who also claimed to have had similar experiences of being shackled duringchildbirth. Just under two weeks ago, the county agreed to a settlementof $4.1m dollars payable to the women, who will each receive between $5,000 and $45,000.

The Cook County sheriff’s office made it clear, however, that they were agreeing to the deal for expediency’s sake only and were admitting to no wrongdoing. This despite the fact that Illinois became the first state in the union to ban the practice of shackling women during labor, back in 1999 – at least seven years before any of the women named in the lawsuit had their babies. A spokesman for the department, Frank Bilecki, went so far as to issue a statement claiming the jail’s treatment of (female) detainees is the “most progressive in the nation”.

If that is the case, women in America better watch their backs.

The practices of making pregnant women wear belly chains and of shackling their hands and feet before, after and sometimes during labor, are just another way in which the United States distinguishes itself – or fails to distinguish itself, perhaps – as anything but a bastion of liberty and justice and a champion of women’s rights. No other country in the “civilized world” finds shackling pregnant women a necessary or desirable procedure. The practice has been repeatedly and vigorously condemned by the committee against torture at the United Nations; and it has been decried by both the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (You can imagine how doctors relish the prospect of trying to safely deliver a baby whose mother is in chains.)

Yet, here in America, only 16 of the 50 states have any kind of legislation to restrict or ban the practice. And as was evidenced in the Cook County, Illinois law suit, even states that do have laws on their books don’t necessarily feel compelled to uphold them.

I hate America.

socialismartnature:

“Name the country built on the genocide of one race & the enslavement of another.”

AMMUURCA

socialismartnature:

“Name the country built on the genocide of one race & the enslavement of another.”

AMMUURCA

#america  

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fucked up

fucked up

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The United States of America on college education

  • Student: I'm not going to go to college because I don't want to go into debt.
  • USA: YOU USELESS PIECE OF SHIT. YOU'RE GOING TO AMOUNT TO NOTHING YOU FUCKING SCUMBAG. YOU'RE THE REASON WHY MY TAXES ARE SO HIGH.
  • Student: I'm just going to attend a small community college instead.
  • USA: HAHAHA YOU WERE TOO STUPID TO GET INTO A GOOD UNIVERSITY. ENJOY YOUR MCDONALD'S DIPLOMA.
  • Student: I attended a four year university and received a diploma in a field I am interested in. Now I am $50,000+ in debt.
  • USA: YOU DUMBASS. WHY THE FUCK DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE WHEN YOU KNOW YOU COULDN'T AFFORD IT? YOU DIDN'T EVEN CHOOSE A USEFUL MAJOR EITHER. GOD PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK.

Verizon To Lay Off 1,700 Workers After Paying CEO $22 Million Last Year ›

asffkrbwkxhskzneosdosocndFUUUCK.

this is what I mean by “struggling” businesses ain’t strugglin

owsposters:

Wait Staff Wages Have Not Gone Up In Twenty Years
Download the poster pack

owsposters:

Wait Staff Wages Have Not Gone Up In Twenty Years

Download the poster pack

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Personally, I think the voting age should be much, higher, not lower. I think it was a mistake to lower it to 18, to be brutally honest… [I]t is a simple fact of science that nothing correlates more with ignorance and stupidity than youth. We’re all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young. And yet there’s this thing in this culture where, ‘Oh, young people are for it so it must be special.’ No, the reason young people are for it because they don’t know better. That’s why we call them young people…

The fact that young people think socialism is better than capitalism. That’s proof of what social scientists call their stupidity and their ignorance. And that’s something that conservatives have to beat out of them. Either literally or figuratively as far as I’m concerned.

Jonah Goldberg, suggesting conservatives should beat young people ‘til they think capitalism is cool.

There’s many problems with Goldberg’s statement, but this one is glaringly obvious: We don’t have capitalism in this country. The game is rigged. For example, we have a financial system that unfairly rewards undue risk by allowing “too big to fail” to become the standard for large financial institutions to receive government help, yet homeowners preyed upon by the same institutions are told “You KNEW the risk” and denied help outright or are given table scraps. And then no regulation is put in place to stop this because freedoms. That’s not capitalism, my friends.

If you want to pretend we have capitalism for a minute, fine – it’s only for the poor. We have capitalism for the poor and socialism for the rich. Remember the first round of bailouts under Bush? We socialized the risk and privatized the profit.

So Mr. Goldberg, if you really want to beat the socialism out of someone, find a Goldman Sachs or Bank of America exec.

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