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September 7, 2014
redshift-13:

joost5:

holesinthefoam:

Nestle is fucking dead to me. They should be to you too. 
http://goo.gl/OlbshK


this asshole

It takes a while to see the pattern even if one is looking.  It’s complicated by wanting to give people the benefit of the doubt. After all, there are corporate heads that are decent people.
But it’s simply the case that many CEOs see the world differently than you and I.  Whether explicitly stated or not, the functional value system they subscribe to is that the rest of us exist to help them make more money.  Their wealth and privilege, the continuous mental patterning of seeing the world through the toxic lens of what makes profit and what doesn’t, can’t help but warp moral imagination until the fullness of humanity is reduced and comes to mirror the imperatives of endless capitalist accumulation.
Indeed, the corporate profit imperative continually seeks to pull all other human values into its center of normative gravity: Profit and wealth accumulation as ends in themselves; work, not necessarily for any higher purpose, but to generate profit; hierarchical control in order to maximize profit; viewing others through a profit, marketing and advertising lens, not as beings of intrinsic value that transcend the market…  
Seeing the cancer that much of corporate capitalism has become, many are making changes.  Co-ops are gaining in popularity, triple-bottom-line (profit, people, environment) entities are emerging, and the nonprofit sector is surging ahead.
Meanwhile, like a feudal lord who expects servitude from his subjects, pampered CEOs like Peter Brabeck are, I suspect, increasingly seen as dinosaurs whose time has past.

redshift-13:

joost5:

holesinthefoam:

Nestle is fucking dead to me. They should be to you too.

http://goo.gl/OlbshK

this asshole

It takes a while to see the pattern even if one is looking.  It’s complicated by wanting to give people the benefit of the doubt. After all, there are corporate heads that are decent people.

But it’s simply the case that many CEOs see the world differently than you and I.  Whether explicitly stated or not, the functional value system they subscribe to is that the rest of us exist to help them make more money.  Their wealth and privilege, the continuous mental patterning of seeing the world through the toxic lens of what makes profit and what doesn’t, can’t help but warp moral imagination until the fullness of humanity is reduced and comes to mirror the imperatives of endless capitalist accumulation.

Indeed, the corporate profit imperative continually seeks to pull all other human values into its center of normative gravity: Profit and wealth accumulation as ends in themselves; work, not necessarily for any higher purpose, but to generate profit; hierarchical control in order to maximize profit; viewing others through a profit, marketing and advertising lens, not as beings of intrinsic value that transcend the market…  

Seeing the cancer that much of corporate capitalism has become, many are making changes.  Co-ops are gaining in popularity, triple-bottom-line (profit, people, environment) entities are emerging, and the nonprofit sector is surging ahead.

Meanwhile, like a feudal lord who expects servitude from his subjects, pampered CEOs like Peter Brabeck are, I suspect, increasingly seen as dinosaurs whose time has past.

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September 7, 2014

nezua:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity: Protesters gather in Oakland against the Urban Shield conference and police militarization

Ever wonder where cities get all their fancy ideas on how to militarize their police force? It’s not just from the Pentagon— it’s conferences like Urban Shield, that highlight the latest in tactical equipment and practices for suppressing the very people you’re sworn to serve. #staywoke #whodoyouprotect #whodoyouserve 

These cops are nothing more than lazy sadists who make the taxpayers finance their torture & kill sprees.

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September 7, 2014
america-wakiewakie:

“McDonald’s could cover fully half of the cost increase by raising the price of a Big Mac, on average, from $4 to $4.05,” the letter said. “The remaining half of the adjustment could come through small productivity gains or a slightly more equal distribution of companies’ total revenues.”
— Price of Big Macs Would Only Increase by 68¢ if Minimum Wage Was Doubled | RSN

america-wakiewakie:

“McDonald’s could cover fully half of the cost increase by raising the price of a Big Mac, on average, from $4 to $4.05,” the letter said. “The remaining half of the adjustment could come through small productivity gains or a slightly more equal distribution of companies’ total revenues.”

Price of Big Macs Would Only Increase by 68¢ if Minimum Wage Was Doubled | RSN

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September 7, 2014

Hundreds killed and thousands displaced as devastating floods wreak havoc in Indian-administered Kashmir and Pakistan.
Last updated: 07 Sep 2014 19:34 (Al Jazeera)
Five days of incessant rains in Indian-administered Kashmir have left at least 175 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more than five decades.
Officials said on Sunday that flood waters had submerged at least 450 villages and triggered landslides across the valley and in neighbouring Pakistan, where more than 160 people have lost their lives and thousands others have been displaced from their homes.Rescuers in both Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir were using helicopters and boats to try to reach tens of thousands of people stranded in their homes as floodwaters rose and submerged many villages. More than 2,000 villages have been affected by the floodwaters in Kashmir, officials said.  
Rescue efforts in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, were being hampered by a shortage of rescue boats and fast-moving floodwaters that submerged large parts of the city.
To assist the rescue efforts, Kashmiris took to social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and blogging platforms justpaste.it to log a list of victims still needing medical help or rescue services.
Disruptions of telecommunications in Kashmir, with mobile and Internet services mostly down on Sunday, set off panic among Kashmiris in the diaspora as the valley descended into a communication vacuum. 
With the airport out of service and the main highway leading out of the valley closed, the area was only accessible by helicopter.Rescue efforts 
Though the rains had stopped on Sunday, officials said the spreading water from the overflowing Jhelum River was moving too fast to allow boats to reach many people stranded in Srinagar. By evening, several boats had been deployed to start rescue efforts, said Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir state’s top elected official.In many Srinagar’s neighbourhoods, the water was about 4 metres deep, submerging entire houses. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveyed the flood-hit areas from a helicopter on Sunday and promised the state federal help to deal with the devastation, which he described as a “national level disaster”.In Punjab in Pakistan, a senior official in the province’s rescue agency said 103 people had died in the province. He added that around 5,000 people had been rescued since Thursday, but that three soldiers had gone missing during the rescue operation.Ahmed Kamal, spokesman for Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, said 48 people had died in the Pakistani-administered Kashmir and 11 in the adjacent Gilgit Baltistan area since the flooding began."Army helicopters and navy boats are rescuing people and taking them to safety from submerged villages in Punjab and affected areas of Kashmir,” Kamal said.He said that the flooding had hit 286 villages in Punjab, as several rivers breached their banks, and that the crisis was rapidly becoming a “national emergency”.More than 4,000 homes across Pakistan have collapsed, rendering thousands of people homeless.Pakistan’s armed forces and civilian rescuers have mounted a massive operation using helicopters and boats to get villagers to safety. Kamal said 95 relief camps had been set up for those displaced by the flooding.Pakistan and India suffer widespread flooding each year during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September. In 2010, flash floods killed 1,700 people in Pakistan.Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, but claimed in its entirety by both countries.

Hundreds killed and thousands displaced as devastating floods wreak havoc in Indian-administered Kashmir and Pakistan.

Last updated: 07 Sep 2014 19:34 (Al Jazeera)

Five days of incessant rains in Indian-administered Kashmir have left at least 175 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more than five decades.


Officials said on Sunday that flood waters had submerged at least 450 villages and triggered landslides across the valley and in neighbouring Pakistan, where more than 160 people have lost their lives and thousands others have been displaced from their homes.

Rescuers in both Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir were using helicopters and boats to try to reach tens of thousands of people stranded in their homes as floodwaters rose and submerged many villages. More than 2,000 villages have been affected by the floodwaters in Kashmir, officials said.  

Rescue efforts in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, were being hampered by a shortage of rescue boats and fast-moving floodwaters that submerged large parts of the city.

To assist the rescue efforts, Kashmiris took to social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and blogging platforms justpaste.it to log a list of victims still needing medical help or rescue services.

Disruptions of telecommunications in Kashmir, with mobile and Internet services mostly down on Sunday, set off panic among Kashmiris in the diaspora as the valley descended into a communication vacuum. 

With the airport out of service and the main highway leading out of the valley closed, the area was only accessible by helicopter.

Rescue efforts 

Though the rains had stopped on Sunday, officials said the spreading water from the overflowing Jhelum River was moving too fast to allow boats to reach many people stranded in Srinagar. 

By evening, several boats had been deployed to start rescue efforts, said Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir state’s top elected official.

In many Srinagar’s neighbourhoods, the water was about 4 metres deep, submerging entire houses. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveyed the flood-hit areas from a helicopter on Sunday and promised the state federal help to deal with the devastation, which he described as a “national level disaster”.

In Punjab in Pakistan, a senior official in the province’s rescue agency said 103 people had died in the province. 

He added that around 5,000 people had been rescued since Thursday, but that three soldiers had gone missing during the rescue operation.

Ahmed Kamal, spokesman for Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, said 48 people had died in the Pakistani-administered Kashmir and 11 in the adjacent Gilgit Baltistan area since the flooding began.

"Army helicopters and navy boats are rescuing people and taking them to safety from submerged villages in Punjab and affected areas of Kashmir,” Kamal said.

He said that the flooding had hit 286 villages in Punjab, as several rivers breached their banks, and that the crisis was rapidly becoming a “national emergency”.

More than 4,000 homes across Pakistan have collapsed, rendering thousands of people homeless.

Pakistan’s armed forces and civilian rescuers have mounted a massive operation using helicopters and boats to get villagers to safety. Kamal said 95 relief camps had been set up for those displaced by the flooding.

Pakistan and India suffer widespread flooding each year during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September. In 2010, flash floods killed 1,700 people in Pakistan.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, but claimed in its entirety by both countries.

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September 7, 2014

sidrawr:

This is what it looks like right now in Kashmir. They are experiencing the worst floods in over 50 years and need humanitarian relief. Some of my family are currently trapped in the third story of their house waiting for rescue. I don’t know if they have food or water and I’m scared for my grandmother’s health.

The American media is not reporting about this— I did not even realize the extent of this disaster until this morning because of the lack of reporting— and it really frustrates me. 

I have not visited Kashmir for almost five years, but it is a place I have many memories in. It scares me to see these images of places I know that look completely different, it’s really terrifying. I am suppose to visit Kashmir in the summer for my cousin’s wedding. I know that the scenery won’t be the same, especially our house; but I hope my family will all be safe.

Please try to keep Kashmir in your thoughts and prayers, and try to spread information about the situation. 

These images are from Kashmir Flood Information Channel  on Facebook. This group has lots of information about the situation, especially if you’re trying to find out about the status of any family members. 

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September 7, 2014

atane:

2 white construction workers who were witnesses to Mike Brown’s murder have stepped forward to say that Mike Brown was murdered with his hands up. They fear losing their jobs.

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September 6, 2014

diamondsonparade:

odinsblog:

A Twitter Essay by @HeerJeet: Pathologizing Black-On-Black Crime

Related: An Essay By GradientLair: Respectability Politics 

Related: Not Here for your Internalized Racism

Related: Five Myths About Black-On-Black Crime

Related: How Crime is Viewed Through The Lens of Race in America

Related: What does “Black-On-Black” Crime in Ferguson even have to do with Mike Brown?

bless this man

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September 6, 2014
mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Update #Recall4Mike 982 registered Ferguson voters are needed to recall the officials (mayor, police chief and police that protected Darren Wilson). Boost this and let’s make it happen! Make sure it gets to Ferguson, they hold the Power in this!
This is Not a game, This is a GAME CHANGER!
-M

Fuck them up Ferguson

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Update #Recall4Mike 982 registered Ferguson voters are needed to recall the officials (mayor, police chief and police that protected Darren Wilson). Boost this and let’s make it happen! Make sure it gets to Ferguson, they hold the Power in this!

This is Not a game, This is a GAME CHANGER!

-M

Fuck them up Ferguson

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September 6, 2014
"In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men."

― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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i don’t know how to deal with this

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September 6, 2014

ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

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September 6, 2014
"We have a saying, my people. “Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve first extended it.”"

— Wonder Woman (#25, December ‘08)

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September 6, 2014

bobbyhoying:

hostilehottie:

celestia:

remember

if you can watch this entire video straight through you have the most iron fucking will on the actual planet, in the actual universe. you have gigantic balls of steel. i would not fuck with you. you could come in my house and slap my mom and take my cats and i would just let you. if you can watch all of this you scare the shit out of me

god i thought i could do it but i cant i cant watch this all the way through 

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September 6, 2014
A comment replying to my Ebola post, an idiot said this.. “Or America has the money and sanitation that Africa doesn’t have and that’s why the two Americans lived”…. Below is a tiny collection of images of the Africa they refuse to show you..

kushandwizdom:

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I really am sorry that you have reached this far in life, brainwashed by your media believing that Africa looks like the image below.. I really do sympathize with you,

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Stop making Africa the poster child for poverty, poverty is everywhere, and if you ever paid attention, you might notice that it’s closer to home than you think!!!

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September 6, 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

"All I did — what I did was — was release the videotape to you, because I had to," Jackson told reporters on Aug. 15 when asked why he released the robbery footage. "I’d been sitting on it, but I — too many people put in a [Freedom of Information Act] request for that thing, and I had to release that tape to you."

Writing for The Blot, Matthew Keys reports that the police department did not receive any specific requests for the videotape.

"A review of open records requests sent to the Ferguson Police Department found that no news organization, reporter or individual specifically sought the release of the surveillance tape before police distributed it on Aug. 15," Keys writes.

Journalist Andrew Perez also said that he has tried to get the documents to show who sent FOIA requests for the recording.

"I requested all requests for the videotape too, and they produced a ton of docs but no requests for the tape," Perez tweeted.

Perez also tweeted that, when asked, Ferguson Police spokesperson Tim Zoll couldn’t think of any specific requests for the tape.

Your daily reminder the Ferguson Police Department participated in a large-scale conspiracy to slander and demonize Michael Brown, while protecting his murderer, fellow officer Darren Wilson. How and why anyone could still be defending these armed thugsis beyond me. #staywoke #farfromover 

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September 6, 2014

pushinghoopswithsticks:

vivianvivisection:

Fuck Joan Rivers and if you’re a fan fuck you too.

white privilege is being as antiwomen as you please and still being canonized as a feminist icon

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