conelradstation:

George Carlin, Jammin’ In New York, 1992

islamic-art-and-quotes:

The FBI caught a terrorist last week, but since he is not Muslim, you probably didn’t hear about it on the news.

Talbot is a white, radical right-wing conservative who was arrested by the FBI on charges of “attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material.”

His plan was to rob banks to fund his revolution, and then also blow up mosques.

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Utah teacher shoots herself in the leg at elementary school

politicalprof:

kohenari:

About a week ago, an Idaho professor shot himself in the foot when his gun accidentally discharged during class. Now, an elementary school teacher has shot herself in the leg while using the restroom:

The 6th-grade teacher, Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery, was in a faculty restroom at Westbrook Elementary School (3451 W. 6200 South) on Thursday morning when her handgun went off, said Ben Horsley, spokesman of Granite School District….

Classes proceeded fairly normally, Horsley said, but a handful of parents pulled their children out of school, following the incident, Horsley added.

The teacher — a concealed carry permit holder — was allowed to have the weapon on campus per state law, Horsley said.

Utah is among the few states that allow people with concealed weapon permits to carry guns in public schools, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Is it a good idea to let teachers bring their guns to school? The NRA thinks so and, after Sandy Hook, a bunch of people agreed. But we can probably agree that the armed teachers ought to be careful with the loaded weapons they’re carrying near our children day in and day out. And we should probably make sure the administration at least knows who has a gun at school.

Or not:

Utah teachers are allowed to carry guns, but the weapons must be completely concealed and kept with the teacher at all times, including inside a bathroom stall, according to the state office of education. However, teachers are not required to tell the school that they have a gun.

"This would clearly violate the intent and the strategic advantage of the ‘concealed’ weapon," the district’s statement reads. "If a permit holder had disclosed to faculty or staff that they were carrying a weapon, this could make them a target in an active shooter situation."

Better to find out who’s got a gun when they accidentally shoot themselves at school.

HT: Michael Jerris.

Politicalprof: because freedom.

Posted on September 14, 2014

Reblogged from: Politicalprof

Source: kohenari

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afro-dominicano:

zenkitty714:

unlockaflockofwords:

angry-hippo:

socialismartnature:

The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.

Source: http://ow.ly/iwTlY

When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.

IT GENUINELY IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT BLACK PEOPLE GET IMPRISONED WAY THE HELL MORE THAN WHITE PEOPLE. THIS IS HOW SLAVERY CARRIED THE FUCK ON.

For-profit prisons are a huge business and this is part of why. 

Also, did you know that it’s in the Constitution that people convicted of crimes can be used as slave labor? That’s another part of the Constitution that needs to be changed. 

If you changed that part of the constitution you’re essentially removing a strong leg of the prison industrial complex

theallchemist:

hipsterlibertarian:

Unintentionally telling tweets are telling.

So now we see how we should view politicians who make statements that are weakly resistant to social problems… THEY LYING that’s why the stance is so weak…. Takes me back to Obama’s “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

afriblaq:

afriblaq

Posted on September 13, 2014

Reblogged from: BlackState

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afriblaq:

afriblaq

Posted on September 13, 2014

Reblogged from: BlackState

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thashining

note-a-bear:

theuppitynegras:

bulma-esque:

neopetcemetery:

the flawless diversity of fox news anchors

Stacey Dash looks good here.

I really thought this was all the same lady

I’m mad at the Stacey comment

note-a-bear:

theuppitynegras:

bulma-esque:

neopetcemetery:

the flawless diversity of fox news anchors

Stacey Dash looks good here.

I really thought this was all the same lady

I’m mad at the Stacey comment

poetic-floetry:

postracialcomments:

(CNN) — Convicted Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane, who is serving a life sentence for killing three fellow students at his high school in 2012, has escaped from prison, the Lima Police Department said Thursday evening.
Officers were searching the neighborhoods on the north end of the city, which is located about 90 miles northwest of Columbus.
"All available troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol have been joined by Allen County Sheriff’s deputies and local area law enforcement in establishing a perimeter and searching the area," said Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born.
"A Patrol helicopter with advanced infrared detection equipment has been deployed and is engaged in the search as well."

Residents have been advised to lock their doors and stay inside.

SOURCE

I guarantee you that even if they somehow become armed, they’ll still make it to the back of a police car.

Texas school districts militarize campus cops with free surplus weapons, armored vehicles

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24 Hard Facts About 9/11 That Cannot Be Debunked

breakingnews:

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide in death of girlfriend

New York Times: Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murder charges in the death of girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. 

Culpable homicide carries a maximum sentence of 15 years. Pistorius was also acquitted of two of three firearms charges after a judge said state prosecutors “failed to establish that the accused is guilty.”

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Oscar Pistorius arriving at the courthouse in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. (Mike Hutchings/Reuters)

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