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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison (HBO)

  • America’s prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets.

This is an incredibly depressing topic but it needs to be talked about. The way we treat prisoners is a crime. (Ignore the pun, I’m on a rant.) Over 1% of Americans are incarcerated. Many were put there after Reagan closed all the mental hospitals. Most are there for non-violent drug offenses. The War on Drugs is a farce. We need prison reform now. Tell your representative to end privatization now!

Privatization is part of the Republican agenda. They want to privatize everything from the lottery to the military to prisons. The only thing privatization does is add money to their pockets. It doesn’t solve problems. It make the problems worse.

-end rant-

aber-flyingtiger:

rupeerose:

teafortrouble:

megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

I’d never even considered this but I support it

I’m just starting to see men’s room baby changing stations in Philadelphia.

profkew:

Helmeted New York City police carry away a rioter at West 130th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem on July 19, 1964.
New York’s ‘Night Of Birmingham Horror’ Sparked A Summer Of Riots

It was called “New York’s night of Birmingham horror.”
Just over two weeks after the landmark Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964, violence erupted in the streets of New York City, lasting a total of six nights. It was the first in a series of riots that would come to define the later years of the 1960s civil rights movement. The New York City riot of 1964 electrified the nation and led to splits within the movement’s leadership.
It began outside the walls of a Harlem police station, days after Lt. Thomas Gilligan, a white, off-duty police officer, shot and killed a 15-year-old African-American student named James Powell on July 16. Two days of peaceful protests ensued. But on the third day, a crowd surrounded the police precinct, calling for Gilligan’s arrest, and was met with swinging clubs of the New York Police Department, under a rainfall of glass bottles and garbage can lids thrown by residents from rooftops above. Gunfire broke out after police pushed thousands of demonstrators back a few blocks toward the corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.
Read more here.

profkew:

Helmeted New York City police carry away a rioter at West 130th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem on July 19, 1964.

New York’s ‘Night Of Birmingham Horror’ Sparked A Summer Of Riots

It was called “New York’s night of Birmingham horror.”

Just over two weeks after the landmark Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964, violence erupted in the streets of New York City, lasting a total of six nights. It was the first in a series of riots that would come to define the later years of the 1960s civil rights movement. The New York City riot of 1964 electrified the nation and led to splits within the movement’s leadership.

It began outside the walls of a Harlem police station, days after Lt. Thomas Gilligan, a white, off-duty police officer, shot and killed a 15-year-old African-American student named James Powell on July 16. Two days of peaceful protests ensued. But on the third day, a crowd surrounded the police precinct, calling for Gilligan’s arrest, and was met with swinging clubs of the New York Police Department, under a rainfall of glass bottles and garbage can lids thrown by residents from rooftops above. Gunfire broke out after police pushed thousands of demonstrators back a few blocks toward the corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.

Read more here.

deducecanoe:

And Mr. Flibble. Mr. Flibble is very vicious. He is full of stuffing and fury. He once killed a man for not calling him MISTER Flibble. He got shanked with a shiv. Or shived with a shank. Whichever one it is. The point is, Mr. Flibble is serious shit, ok?

They want to please you so much that they are willing to do anything.

deducecanoe:

And Mr. Flibble. Mr. Flibble is very vicious. He is full of stuffing and fury. He once killed a man for not calling him MISTER Flibble. He got shanked with a shiv. Or shived with a shank. Whichever one it is. The point is, Mr. Flibble is serious shit, ok?

They want to please you so much that they are willing to do anything.

(Source: stephanet91)

New Laptop: What to Do When You Get a New Notebook/Laptop/PC

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So, I got a new Windows 8 laptop and was trolling through YouTube for tips and tricks when I found this video.

The guy from Tek Syndicate  is friggin hysterical!! – and I mean that in a friendly way.– He holds your attention as he demonstrates how to clean all the bloatware from your computer.. Even if you’re not a techie you’ll find this humorous as well as educational.

BTW- He’s right about Norton anti-virus. Garbage.

  • Here’s something that EVERY computer user should be doing, create and use a separate local user account! Create a local user account that has limited permissions. Use that user account for your everyday activity. You can always log onto your administrator account to install software, tweak you’re settings, etc., otherwise leave it alone.  That way, nothing will be installed on your computer  should you ‘accidentally’ click a link with malicious software, spyware, etc. If you’re using a secondary user account with limited permissions, your computer will ask for an administrator password before installing anything.
  • To find out how to set up separate local user accounts, click here.

FYI- This post is for education and entertainment purposes only. If you are unfamiliar with the inner workings of your computer, you should leave it to a knowledgeable professional. Neither I nor Tek Syndicate can be held accountable for your computer.  In other words, you’re on your own.

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ask-dr-knockout:

turntechstridercest:

imgonnamakeachange:

anotherstarinthesky:

empresspinto:

nigga-chan:

People need to realize the significance of this post, because when I reblogged it it was just blank so I think some people may not understand what this is trying to say

Adopting an animal (or buying from someone close to you who has recently had puppies, kittens, etc) is not like simply going to the store and buying a toy. You do not just get to throw it away once you are done with it and it stops being cute in your eyes

This is a real living thing that has emotions, needs, and wants, not something to be thrown away when YOU are done after YOU entered at commitment to raise and care for this animal. 

What’s just as bad as dumping the animal off just anywhere you want, whether it be on the side of the road or in a shelter, is that a lot of these animals end up dying after that. Animals are NOT always adopted and strays are not always picked up. Animals can get put down, run over, tortured, and a list of other things 

People should really think about what they are responsible for before they bring an animal into their life

Not to mention that that animal loves you, you are his world, and when you drop him off at the shelter - or worse, in the street - you are abandoning him. He doesn’t know what he did wrong, he thinks you’ll come back, maybe you just dropped him off for a bit and you’ll come back to him.
Not only did you make a commitment, but that animal loves you and throwing them away isn’t just breaking that commitment, it’s throwing away someone who doesn’t understand why you don’t love him anymore and where you went.

This is so important. Animals are NOT toys you just can’t return them because you got bored. Think first before you buy a cute little puppy for your stupid girlfriend or sister or whatever. Okay. This just make me so mad that I can’t keep talking about it. Seriously you have no heart if you do this. Seriously

this kills me inside

My parents didn’t even grasp this concept. They would constantly just buy or adopt cats, and then after they’d mature, give them back or send them to shelters. My PARENTS. Full grown ADULTS. I’m only 21 and I have been called many things in my life, but I have NEVER been called a bad pet-owner.

You are taking that animal’s life and putting the fate of it IN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDS when you ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK THAT GOES INTO CARING FOR THEM. In return they love you and are there for you. They’re going to be your companion for the rest of THEIR LIFE. They know nothing of the world and they sure as hell don’t know you’re going to stop loving them once they reach a certain size. I need to stop because I’m getting so pissed. I was just at a shelter yesterday visiting all these animals because I was interested in volunteering—and I just cried on and off because they were all so fucking precious and they all deserved the best life they could possibly get.

They may only be there for a part of your life, but to them, you’re their whole life. Remember that.

OOC: THIS!!!!

Yes. YES, and YES!

This also applies to “seasonal pets" like ducks, chicks, and rabbits.

(Source: twocentslice)

"Spazz"

casketscratcher:

So this is a general PSA to my followers and I realise that many of you will think I’m being overly PC or sensitive, but outside of the US, “spazz” is a horrifically ableist word (worse than “retard”). It comes from the word “spastic” which refers to one of the symptoms…

wallyedge:

whatificantf0rgety0uu:

Ugh this is annoying

The fork pissed me off so much.

Really? The fork? No one wants to talk about the toilet seat? :\

(Source: best-of-memes)

Stephen King vs Edgar Allan Poe. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3.

by ERB

Okay, so I know this is supposed to e parody but it’s really kinda good! :)