realcleverscience:

world-shaker:

PREACH.

And preach it loudly!

realcleverscience:

world-shaker:

PREACH.

And preach it loudly!

realcleverscience:

wespeakfortheearth:

fearandwar:

ryking:

Freep this Faux News poll. (Via Activate the Machine.)

I think we all know what to do.

Fire away

Tumblr-ers, do your thing! =D

Also, please reblog to help spread the word and poll-bomb the crap out of this. Can’t wait till Fox reports on this! haha =D

P.s. Love the “clean coal” advertisement at the top of the page. As if..

realcleverscience:

conceivable:

Columbia University professor of economics Jeffrey Sachs stops by OWS for an explanatory chat

Okay, this is just amazing. This is a free and very clear Columbia University class right here, in socio and macro economics which, in addition, elucidates the Big Wall Street problem - the problem with the entire society - NAMING NAMES. What had passed for a Democracy has been entirely replaced. Here is how, and what WE ALL NEED to do about it. I mean: wow.

Beyond the laundry list of things which may come from what he’s saying about all of it, I hope and expect that many military families are among those who will praise Sachs for speaking out about how the corrupt government-by-corporate-money has led us through lies into groundless war, causing the deaths and maiming of thousands, for nothing. VERY HIGHLY-CHARGED WORDS, to be sure, but in this light, absolutely appropriate. Because it’s the Truth.

Awesome, awesome interview! Listen to this! 

“No campaign contributions more than $100! [per person~]” - Definitely an awesome idea and one which the OWS movement should rally behind.

WATCH THIS!

The drug war is not a failure; rather it works perfectly for its intended purposes. It generates billions of dollars for government agencies at all levels, employing millions of people. It created and supports whole industries such as drug testing, and has enhanced the drug rehabilitation industry. The drug war also protects other industries such as tobacco and alcohol, and even legal medical drug companies. It also protects the lumber and oil industries. The drug war even drives this Nation’s foreign policy. The drug war also funds gang violence at home and terrorists abroad, creating even more American jobs needed to combat these threats. The drug war also has the added benefit of conveniently side stepping Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and liberties, allowing government to control even the most intimate facets of citizen’s lives, increasing government’s control. The drug war also guarantees a ready supply of drugs for children, guaranteeing an endless supply of new participants to support the prison industry, lawyers, law enforcement, etc. The drug war also provides government the opportunity to marginalize those considered undesirable, take away their ability to vote, find employment, get an education, take their children, seize their property, etc. Who in their right mind could possibly want to do away with this cash cow, and return to a time when there was no illegal drug use in this country?
Mike Stroup - Literally my favorite quote against the Drug “War” and vividly paints the reality of things (via cwnl)

wespeakfortheearth:

A message from Anonymous to the 99%

chromatichouse:

sciencecenter:

Tevatron shuttered after 27 years due to lack of funding
Formerly the world’s most powerful particle accelerator (before CERN, of course), the Tevatron at Fermilab in Chicago was responsible for discovering the top quark, among other contributions to particle physics. According to scientists at Tevatron, the group was closing in on the elusive Higgs boson, an undiscovered particle tying the Standard Model of particle physics together. Friday marked the last time the particle beams would be turned on at the facility, due to a decision by the federal government to cease funding the lab. The annual budget of the Tevatron? $35 million.
Just for reference, $35 million would fund the Afghanistan war for 144 minutes.

This is awful

144 minutes of oppression and occupation or a years worth of cutting edge research for the betterment of our species.? Priority.

chromatichouse:

sciencecenter:

Tevatron shuttered after 27 years due to lack of funding

Formerly the world’s most powerful particle accelerator (before CERN, of course), the Tevatron at Fermilab in Chicago was responsible for discovering the top quark, among other contributions to particle physics. According to scientists at Tevatron, the group was closing in on the elusive Higgs boson, an undiscovered particle tying the Standard Model of particle physics together. Friday marked the last time the particle beams would be turned on at the facility, due to a decision by the federal government to cease funding the lab. The annual budget of the Tevatron? $35 million.

Just for reference, $35 million would fund the Afghanistan war for 144 minutes.

This is awful

144 minutes of oppression and occupation or a years worth of cutting edge research for the betterment of our species.? Priority.

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea—God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

(via caleblund)

Many at the top are there because they ARE smart, talented, and hard working. But the only reason they’re smart and talented in the first place is because of thousands of years of collective human progress. Generations of blacksmiths, farmers, machinists, factory workers, engineers, and scientists have allowed us to live like we do, NOT the elite media or oil tycoons that inherit land and capital.

walnutandcarrara:

(thanks/via: SunTimes and N)

walnutandcarrara:

(thanks/via: SunTimes and N)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

azspot:

Joe Heller

This cartoon pretty much sums it up perfectly!

thepoliticalfreakshow:

azspot:

Joe Heller

This cartoon pretty much sums it up perfectly!

jonathan-cunningham:

the-expat-life:

reallyfoxnews:

Fox News takes on Sim City’s environmentally friendly building: the green police, education or a liberal agenda?

Yes, let’s let kids be kids.. I mean, obviously it’s wrong to let a kid find out that an animal has to be slaughtered to get your average hamburger, or that renewable energy sources are a much more environmentally safe than say, fossil fuels; it’s all just a part of the liberal agenda.

My favorite part was when he freaked out about the word slaughter, as if the origin of meat is some dark secret we must keep from the children until their minds are developed enough to accept it.

I wonder how many people would still eat meat if you had to ‘slaughter’ the animals YOU ate… Or you had like ‘punch cards’: you want 20 hamburgers this month?, you get to slaughter a cow to charge your card back up.

Note* I am not a vegetarian. I have a cheeseburger once a month, eat chicken probably 2 times a week, eat fish a few times a year. It’s more about quantity and moderation imo.

politicalprof:

Bumper sticker attached to a trash can:

“Work harder. Democrats want to spend your money!”

While this does capture a certain mood in this great country, it is perhaps a bit one-sided. The spending urge is among our most bipartisan instincts. If anything, over the last 30 years Democrats have…

thesnugglycactus:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

apsies:

“I finally said, you know what, I’m going to tell my story. The first American injured in the Iraq war is a gay Marine. He wanted to give his life to this country.”
—Eric Alva, former Marine and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”: Exclusive Interviews with Gay Servicemen: Big Issues: GQ

This deserves way more notes than it is getting. This guy lost a leg serving a country where people would just as soon condemn him for his sexual orientation as shake his hand and thank him.
I wouldn’t shake his hand. I’d hug him. I wouldn’t thank him, because “thank you” just isn’t a big enough word of gratitude for what he’s sacrificed and been through.

If you can’t grasp the meaning and power behind this, I’m really, truly feel sorry for you.

thesnugglycactus:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

apsies:

“I finally said, you know what, I’m going to tell my story. The first American injured in the Iraq war is a gay Marine. He wanted to give his life to this country.”

—Eric Alva, former Marine and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”: Exclusive Interviews with Gay Servicemen: Big Issues: GQ

This deserves way more notes than it is getting. This guy lost a leg serving a country where people would just as soon condemn him for his sexual orientation as shake his hand and thank him.

I wouldn’t shake his hand. I’d hug him. I wouldn’t thank him, because “thank you” just isn’t a big enough word of gratitude for what he’s sacrificed and been through.

If you can’t grasp the meaning and power behind this, I’m really, truly feel sorry for you.
Debating politics

jonathan-cunningham:

raisingraisins:

Is like masturbation.

I can’t stop doing it even though I feel exhausted and disgusting after doing it. 

Also, once you get over the society-imposed shame, it can be a lot of fun.

LOL, family reunion coming up. Both anticipating and dreading the political discussions with my uncles and cousins.

Monetary History, According To Conservatives

benjaminlandy:

Via Matthew Yglesias at Think Progress

/chuckle