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BREAKING: New England Shuts Down ICE at Boston Detention Center

socialismartnature:

On the State of Abortion Access in New Brunswick

bebinn:

The only abortion clinic in New Brunswick is closing:

Just last week, along with the announcement that the Morgentaler clinic will be closing, it was revealed that the clinic refused to turn any client away, even if she was unable to afford the $700-plus fee. This means that, over the years, the clinic spent more than $100,000 to pay for pro-bono abortions. Dr. Henry Morgentaler himself, the man responsible for changing federal abortion laws in Canada, spent an additional $100,000 repairing the clinic due to flood damage in 2008. But since Dr. Morgentaler died last year, the clinic can no longer afford to continue operating. Of course, this facility doesn’t receive any government funding as it is in violation of total and complete bullshit Regulation 84-20.

Regulation 84-20 states that only abortions provided in a hospital with the approval of two doctors will receive government funding. With the serious lack of doctors in New Brunswick and a large conservative population, this leaves safe, legal abortion inaccessible for a large number of people.

Canadians are rallying at the New Brunswick Legislative Building this Thursday, April 17.

(via jessthemesslol)

Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)

(via thebicker)

thebicker:

azspot:


USA Tax Dollar Distribution


My husband and I made enough money this year we actually owed more money to the government. I feel very lucky - it’s really hard to complain about having to pay taxes when you lived comfortably for the past year. (Well, really hard for me to complain. Obviously pretty easy for Romney et al to piss and moan about it.)

With all of that said: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck how much money we spend on the military. Can we flip that with the science and education budget? Pretty please?

thebicker:

azspot:

USA Tax Dollar Distribution

My husband and I made enough money this year we actually owed more money to the government. I feel very lucky - it’s really hard to complain about having to pay taxes when you lived comfortably for the past year. (Well, really hard for me to complain. Obviously pretty easy for Romney et al to piss and moan about it.)

With all of that said: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck how much money we spend on the military. Can we flip that with the science and education budget? Pretty please?

I don’t know what these news organizations fear from calling torture what it is. But I can guarantee it’s not as bad as what was done to those prisoners or to the reputation of the United States of America. If we can’t even call the torture by its real name it’s hard to see why the government won’t see this as just another semantic debate and do the same thing if they feel it’s “necessary.” I guess much of the news business feels it’s immune from that sort of thing but the rest of us should worry. If the US government has officially defined deviancy down to the point where torture is no longer torture, you have to wonder where it might end? After all, the world is full of danger. Who knows who they might think they need to “interrogate” with “enhanced methods” next time?