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Sep 30

Spy Watchdog's Links To Big Oil Spark Complaint -

brunomarsvolta:

So basically everyone that’s been on CSIS/CSEC’s watchdog committee is also buddies with the oil patch. Who needs conspiracy theories when….

(via fycanadianpolitics)

Sep 29

Elizabeth Warren To Take On The Fed After 46 Hours Of Secret Recordings Prove Corruption -

addictinginfo:

Elizabeth Warren To Take On The Fed After 46 Hours Of Secret Recordings Prove Corruption

Elizabeth Warren

Image via flickr.com/mdfriendofhillary

Forty-six hours of secretly recordedconversations and meetings within the Federal Reserve were released Friday. These recordings…

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Sep 24

nonbinarypunk:

There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE. 
If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”. 

nonbinarypunk:

There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE. 

If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”. 

(Source: tupacmadaddy, via wearesynchronizednowandforever)

sonofbaldwin:

Even though John Crawford III was only holding a BB gun he picked up—IN A STORE THAT SELLS BB GUNS. Even though it was an open carry state. Even though he was on the phone when police officers opened fire on him. Even though he was shot in the back. Even though the cops lied and were caught in a lie because of the subsequent video. A grand jury who, when added together, obviously didn’t have half a gnat’s brain, declined to indict the officers.  The message here?  It has been, is, and always will be open season on black people for as long as white supremacy is the philosophie du jour. 
(H/T Chad Goller-Sojourner)

sonofbaldwin:

Even though John Crawford III was only holding a BB gun he picked up—IN A STORE THAT SELLS BB GUNS.

Even though it was an open carry state.

Even though he was on the phone when police officers opened fire on him.

Even though he was shot in the back.

Even though the cops lied and were caught in a lie because of the subsequent video.

A grand jury who, when added together, obviously didn’t have half a gnat’s brain, declined to indict the officers.

The message here?

It has been, is, and always will be open season on black people for as long as white supremacy is the philosophie du jour.

(H/T Chad Goller-Sojourner)

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Drowning witness: Police stopped men from trying to save woman trapped in car -

meownarchy:

EL PASO, Texas – A 64-year-old woman drowned when police said her vehicle ended up in a drainage canal in Northeast El Paso Monday morning.

El Paso police said they were called out to the intersection of Diana Drive and Vulcan Avenue just after 6:30 Monday morning due to reports of a vehicle that had gone into a drainage ditch overflowing with floodwaters.

Constance Manzanares was found inside a submerged 2005 Toyota Corolla and died, police said.

A witness told KFOX14 that police stopped several men from trying to save the victim.

A witness to the drowning, who requested anonymity, said she saw the woman moving her hands inside the car and that police stopped three men from attempting to get her out.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

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Sep 21

New Documents Show That the Harper Government Is Panicked About Trans Rights | VICE Canada -

(Source: fycanadianpolitics)

Sep 19

The Full Story of Yahoo's Fight Against PRISM -

In 2008 Yahoo fought the NSA to avoid becoming part of the PRISM program. They eventually lost their court battle, and at one point were threatened with a $250,000 a day fine if they continued to resist. I am continually amazed at the extent of the government coercion.

(Source: azspot, via abcsoupdot)