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Fri-Aug-2014
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Fri-Aug-2014
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stateofdrought:

The California Report’s Scott Shafer shared this photo on his twitter account while he was out on assignment. “Thousands of dead orange trees in Lindsay, Calif. No rain, no water, no fruit,” he wrote.

stateofdrought:

The California Report’s Scott Shafer shared this photo on his twitter account while he was out on assignment. “Thousands of dead orange trees in Lindsay, Calif. No rain, no water, no fruit,” he wrote.

Fri-Aug-2014
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I don’t mean to sound unduly harsh, but I’ve never heard of a hedge-fund manager whose jobs entails attending to basic human needs (unless you consider having more money as basic human need) or enriching our culture (except through the myriad novels, exposes, and movies made about greedy hedge-fund managers and investment bankers).

They don’t even build the economy.

Most financiers, corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants are competing with other financiers, lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants in zero-sum games that take money out of one set of pockets and put it into another.

They’re paid gigantic amounts because winning these games can generate far bigger sums, while losing them can be extremely costly.

It’s said that by moving money to where it can make more money, these games make the economy more efficient.

In fact, the games amount to a mammoth waste of societal resources.

— Robert Reich, "Work and Worth" 8/2/14
Fri-Aug-2014
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americasgreatoutdoors:

Monday is the National Park Service 98th birthday & all entrance fees will be waived. Please share and like this photo of Denali National Park to spread the word! Photo: Morton Katz (www.sharetheexperience.org)

americasgreatoutdoors:

Monday is the National Park Service 98th birthday & all entrance fees will be waived. Please share and like this photo of Denali National Park to spread the word! 

Photo: Morton Katz (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Thu-Aug-2014
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nativeamericannews:

ESPN’s Mike Ditka ‘Admires’ Snyder; Calls Redskins Opponents ‘Idiots’
ESPN analyst and former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka isn’t falling in line with the growing number of sportscasters, journalists and sundry public figures who refuse to use the name of the Washington NFL team. Instead, he says people who oppose the team’s name are “asinine.”

Oh look, an old racist white man with an opinion. Just what the world needs.

nativeamericannews:

ESPN’s Mike Ditka ‘Admires’ Snyder; Calls Redskins Opponents ‘Idiots’

ESPN analyst and former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka isn’t falling in line with the growing number of sportscasters, journalists and sundry public figures who refuse to use the name of the Washington NFL team. Instead, he says people who oppose the team’s name are “asinine.”


Oh look, an old racist white man with an opinion. Just what the world needs.

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Thu-Aug-2014
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mypubliclands:

Trail- Tested Recipes 
Backcountry hikers don’t have to settle for dehydrated rations and instant coffee with the likes of the new “Wilderness Ranger Cookbook”.  Employees from the Bureau of Land Managements, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service contributed recipes and photographs to the cookbook published by the Society for Wilderness Stewardship in observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  Imagine how good a Red Lentil Curry and Creamed Coconut would taste on the trail…
 

mypubliclands:

Trail- Tested Recipes 

Backcountry hikers don’t have to settle for dehydrated rations and instant coffee with the likes of the new “Wilderness Ranger Cookbook”.  Employees from the Bureau of Land Managements, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service contributed recipes and photographs to the cookbook published by the Society for Wilderness Stewardship in observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  Imagine how good a Red Lentil Curry and Creamed Coconut would taste on the trail…

 

Thu-Aug-2014
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If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is. I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate. This is not just a tragedy for the African American community this is a tragedy for the Missouri community as well as the community of what we call America. Injecting race into this conversation and into this tragedy, not only is not helpful, but it doesn’t help a continued conversation of justice and peace.
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Missouri RNC executive director Matt Wills expressing outrage about the reports of voter registration booths popping up in Ferguson, MO, reported on Daily Kos

As Kos commentator, political junquie, astutely pointed out, “Am I understanding this correctly? Missouri RNC director Wills believes that having people vote is ‘injecting race’? I believe it’s called ‘injecting democracy,’ sir. Literally.”

Wed-Aug-2014
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THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PROTESTING ARE NOT LOOTERS.

sailormarsays:

THE PROTESTERS ARE FIGHTING AGAINST LOOTERS.

THE PROTESTERS ARE PROTECTING THE STORES FROM LOOTERS.

THE LOOTERS ARE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT INVOLVED IN THE PROTESTING AND CAME IN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION.

THE PROTESTERS ARE NOT LOOTING.

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Wed-Aug-2014
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blackfemalepresident:

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magnolome:

Tru

Let’s please remember that gangs were created to protect their communities

^^these gangs were created bc the white forces(police) refused to protect African American ppl. These young men in the photo are simply fulfilling their organizational duties by protecting the community.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It all went down hill when they brought drugs into the community. They I mean (the CIA)

THE COMMENTARY !!!! I was just talking about this with my bestie the other day.

There’s documentaries, books, and movies about how significant gangs were. They used to be referred to as the bastard child of the Black Panther party, but when you take time to research you’ll find out a lot of important things regarding bloods and crips

The things that you learn from tumblr

if yall got any resources and links about this P L E A S E share!!!!

blackfemalepresident:

yongguks-bae:

jdotslack:

ctron164:

babybutta:

daniikahlo:

faitheboss:

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

magnolome:

Tru

Let’s please remember that gangs were created to protect their communities

^^these gangs were created bc the white forces(police) refused to protect African American ppl. These young men in the photo are simply fulfilling their organizational duties by protecting the community.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It all went down hill when they brought drugs into the community. They I mean (the CIA)

THE COMMENTARY !!!! I was just talking about this with my bestie the other day.

There’s documentaries, books, and movies about how significant gangs were. They used to be referred to as the bastard child of the Black Panther party, but when you take time to research you’ll find out a lot of important things regarding bloods and crips

The things that you learn from tumblr

if yall got any resources and links about this P L E A S E share!!!!

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Wed-Aug-2014
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harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

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Tue-Aug-2014
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ageofdestruction:

alanis: Clouds and shadows on Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 24th May 2012.

Between 28 and 36°S, 284°E, on the arc of highlands that surround the southeast Solis Planum. The crater split between the 2nd and 3rd images is Voeykov, about 75 km across, named for climatologist and geographer Alexander Ivanovich Voeykov (1842-1916). The small, deep crater toward bottom left of the 4th image is Los, named for a village of about 400 people in Gävleborg County, Sweden.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 5 monochrome images for animation. Colour is not balanced naturalistically, and the slightly psychedelic colours of the clouds are a result of mismatches between the images where the clouds have moved between exposures.

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

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Tue-Aug-2014
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enchanted-dystopia:

rafi-dangelo:

We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.

THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T FUCKING EVER TALK TO ME ABOUT MILEY, OR IGGY, OR FUCKING MACKLEMORE.

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Tue-Aug-2014
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I have been astonished by hearing individuals who inherited wealth in childhood warn against sharing resources because people needing help should work for money in order to appreciate its value. Inherited wealth and/or substantial material resources are rarely talked about in the mass media because those who receive it do not wish to validate the idea that money received that is not a reward for hard work is beneficial. Their acceptance and use of this money to strengthen their economic self-sufficiency exposes the reality that working hard is rarely the means by which enough of us can gain enough access to material resources to become wealthy. One of the ironies of the culture of greed is that the people who profit the most from earnings they have not worked to attain are the most eager to insist that the poor and working classes can only value material resources attained through hard work. Of course, they are merely establishing a belief system that protects their class interests and lessens their accountability to those who are without privilege.
— bell hooks in All About Love: New Visions (via ethiopienne)

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Tue-Aug-2014
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