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liberatingreality:

The walls of your prison are as thick as your fear based commitment to sustaining them.
Jul 25, 2014 / 289 notes

liberatingreality:

The walls of your prison are as thick as your fear based commitment to sustaining them.

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Jul 25, 2014 / 26,089 notes

misandry-mermaid:

ETA: This is a scene from The House I Live In, a film on the American drug war and its effects on communities of color, education, the class disparity and the prison industrial complex.  I cannot recommend this film highly enough.

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Jul 25, 2014 / 116 notes

luchadoreofliberty:

food prices begin go up as minimum wages go up

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rtamerica:

Arizona botched execution shocks observers

thinksquad:

A Guardian undercover investigation exposes conditions inside the chicken factories that supply some of the biggest supermarket and fast-food chains in the business, including KFC, Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Nando’s. Find out why the drive for cheaper chicken is making more than 250,000 of us sick every year

Three of the UK’s leading supermarkets have launched emergency investigations into their chicken supplies after a Guardian investigation uncovered a catalog of alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry.

Undercover footage, photographic evidence and information from whistleblowers has revealed how strict industry hygiene standards to prevent the contamination of chicken with the potentially deadly campylobacter bug can be flouted on the factory floor and on farms.

Specific incidents identified in the last month include a factory floor flooded with chickens guts in which the bacteria can flourish, carcasses coming into contact with workers’ boots then returned to the production line and other poor practices involving points in the production chain that increase the risk of its spread.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter
Jul 24, 2014 / 106 notes

thinksquad:

A Guardian undercover investigation exposes conditions inside the chicken factories that supply some of the biggest supermarket and fast-food chains in the business, including KFC, Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Nando’s. Find out why the drive for cheaper chicken is making more than 250,000 of us sick every year

Three of the UK’s leading supermarkets have launched emergency investigations into their chicken supplies after a Guardian investigation uncovered a catalog of alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry.

Undercover footage, photographic evidence and information from whistleblowers has revealed how strict industry hygiene standards to prevent the contamination of chicken with the potentially deadly campylobacter bug can be flouted on the factory floor and on farms.

Specific incidents identified in the last month include a factory floor flooded with chickens guts in which the bacteria can flourish, carcasses coming into contact with workers’ boots then returned to the production line and other poor practices involving points in the production chain that increase the risk of its spread.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter

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thinksquad:

Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years. Actually, what’s likely to become public is only the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report; the entire thing, five years in the making, clocks in at about 6,700 pages, making it the most exhaustive account yet of what really went on in secret CIA prisons around the world.

http://news.yahoo.com/on-the-torture-report—a-confrontation-looms-085034400.html;_ylt=A0SO80fk49BTeB8Aai6l87UF;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw—
Jul 24, 2014 / 61 notes

thinksquad:

Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years. Actually, what’s likely to become public is only the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report; the entire thing, five years in the making, clocks in at about 6,700 pages, making it the most exhaustive account yet of what really went on in secret CIA prisons around the world.

http://news.yahoo.com/on-the-torture-report—a-confrontation-looms-085034400.html;_ylt=A0SO80fk49BTeB8Aai6l87UF;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw—

thelandofmaps:

Mayfly hatch in Mississippi River was so massive, the swarm showed up on the radar [gif][536x846]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com
Jul 24, 2014 / 192 notes

thelandofmaps:

Mayfly hatch in Mississippi River was so massive, the swarm showed up on the radar [gif][536x846]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
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Jul 24, 2014 / 100 notes

babylonfalling:

The Children of Vietnam-II, Ramparts (1970)

In January 1967, we printed a photographic essay on children of Vietnam who had suffered horrible disfigurement as a result of the American presence in their country. At that time we were criticized for “tastelessness” in printing stark images of their suffering—skin melted by napalm, sightless eyes, limbs shattered almost beyond recognition. Our response, of course, was that these children were victims not of bad taste, but of an unconscionable war. In the following feature, compiled by French journalist Claude Johnes, we are again taking up the subject. These children’s drawings and their brief, impressionistic thoughts on scenes from what has become daily life, show that violence of the war is subtle as well as grotesque.

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did-you-kno:

The Marlboro Man died of lung cancer.  His famous last words were, “take care of the children.  Tobacco will kill you.  I’m living proof of it.”
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Jul 24, 2014 / 4,784 notes

did-you-kno:

The Marlboro Man died of lung cancer.  His famous last words were, “take care of the children.  Tobacco will kill you.  I’m living proof of it.”

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rtamerica:

Father-son bid to pilot aircraft around the world ends in tragedy
A father-son trip around the world went tragically wrong on Tuesday, when the duo’s small plane crashed near American Samoa, leaving the teenage boy dead and his father lost at sea.
The pair from Indiana were looking to break the speed record for circumnavigating the globe with the youngest pilot at the helm of a private, single engine airplane.
Additionally, Babar Suleman and his son, Haris, were using their trip – which featured stops in Europe Africa, and Asia – to raise money for a nonprofit organization that develops schools in Pakistan. As of Wednesday, they had raised more than $500,000.
Jul 24, 2014 / 30 notes

rtamerica:

Father-son bid to pilot aircraft around the world ends in tragedy

A father-son trip around the world went tragically wrong on Tuesday, when the duo’s small plane crashed near American Samoa, leaving the teenage boy dead and his father lost at sea.

The pair from Indiana were looking to break the speed record for circumnavigating the globe with the youngest pilot at the helm of a private, single engine airplane.

Additionally, Babar Suleman and his son, Haris, were using their trip – which featured stops in Europe Africa, and Asia – to raise money for a nonprofit organization that develops schools in Pakistan. As of Wednesday, they had raised more than $500,000.

rtamerica:

NYPD may face another chokehold scandal after disturbing video surfaces
The New York Police Department is looking into another altercation involving one of its officers placing an individual in a chokehold, following a similar incident last week that left one man dead.
In a video obtained by DNAinfo.com, an unidentified NYPD officer can be seen putting a man in a chokehold and punching him in the face multiple times during an attempted arrest. Another officer is present at the scene, which is believed to be a subway stop in East Harlem, but he does not appear to be physically involved in the confrontation,
The officer tells the man to place his arms behind his back. But when that doesn’t stop him from struggling, the policeman begins punching him in the head repeatedly. At this point, one bystander can be heard screaming, “Why do you have to hit him?”
Jul 24, 2014 / 74 notes

rtamerica:

NYPD may face another chokehold scandal after disturbing video surfaces

The New York Police Department is looking into another altercation involving one of its officers placing an individual in a chokehold, following a similar incident last week that left one man dead.

In a video obtained by DNAinfo.com, an unidentified NYPD officer can be seen putting a man in a chokehold and punching him in the face multiple times during an attempted arrest. Another officer is present at the scene, which is believed to be a subway stop in East Harlem, but he does not appear to be physically involved in the confrontation,

The officer tells the man to place his arms behind his back. But when that doesn’t stop him from struggling, the policeman begins punching him in the head repeatedly. At this point, one bystander can be heard screaming, “Why do you have to hit him?”

esotericworld:

Link: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/07/air-force-research-how-to-use-social-media-to-control-people-like-drones/
Jul 24, 2014 / 10 notes