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Bad, Cars, and Friends: poerobots: The first hint that something might be different this time came the morning after the shootings, from a Douglas High School sophomore named Sarah Chadwick, who informed the President of the United States, via his favorite medium, in words that quickly went viral, “I don’t want your condolences you fucking piece of shit, my friends and teachers were shot.”Their grief was raw, their rage palpable. Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Douglas, had the most searing indictment:“The people in the government who were voted into power are lying to us. And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and are prepared to call B.S.“Companies, trying to make caricatures of the teen-agers nowadays, saying that all we are are self-involved and trend-obsessed and they hush us into submissions when our message doesn’t reach the ears of the nation, we are prepared to call B.S.“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the N.R.A., telling us nothing could ever be done to prevent this: we call B.S.“They say that tougher gun laws do not prevent gun violence: we call B.S.”The crowd was now joining in.“They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun: we call B.S.“They say guns are just tools, like knives, and are as dangerous as cars: we call B.S.“They say that no laws would have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that occur: we call B.S.“That us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works.” The crowd was now in a frenzy of anger and sadness, the people around me were tearing up as they yelled, “We call B.S.”And then, in unison, the people gathered began to chant, “Vote them out, vote them out, vote them out.”– Emily Witt, The New Yorker
Bad, Cars, and Friends: poerobots:

The first hint that something might be different this time came the morning after the shootings, from a Douglas High School sophomore named Sarah Chadwick, who informed the President of the United States, via his favorite medium, in words that quickly went viral, “I don’t want your condolences you fucking piece of shit, my friends and teachers were shot.”Their grief was raw, their rage palpable. Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Douglas, had the most searing indictment:“The people in the government who were voted into power are lying to us. And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and are prepared to call B.S.“Companies, trying to make caricatures of the teen-agers nowadays, saying that all we are are self-involved and trend-obsessed and they hush us into submissions when our message doesn’t reach the ears of the nation, we are prepared to call B.S.“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the N.R.A., telling us nothing could ever be done to prevent this: we call B.S.“They say that tougher gun laws do not prevent gun violence: we call B.S.”The crowd was now joining in.“They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun: we call B.S.“They say guns are just tools, like knives, and are as dangerous as cars: we call B.S.“They say that no laws would have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that occur: we call B.S.“That us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works.” The crowd was now in a frenzy of anger and sadness, the people around me were tearing up as they yelled, “We call B.S.”And then, in unison, the people gathered began to chant, “Vote them out, vote them out, vote them out.”– Emily Witt, The New Yorker

poerobots: The first hint that something might be different this time came the morning after the shootings, from a Douglas High School soph...

cnn.com, Internet, and Money: Dave Anthony @daveanthony Nationalize the internet. We paid to develop it. We dropped 400 billion for infrastructure that the companies never completed and just kept. Why the fuck should private companies restrict it? Fuck them Nationalize it 11/22/17, 1:36 AM thetrekkiehasthephonebox: heroofthreefaces: liberalsarecool: liberalsarecool: The internet is a utility. Imagine the phone company throttling your calls or picking which phone calls you can receive? “Imagine the phone company throttling your calls or picking which phone calls you can receive?“ The fastest internet in the United States is not private. It is operated as a utility. Chattanooga. The city was updating the power grid and the people working on it realized that putting in the infrastructure for high speed internet at the same time would not be that much more expensive. So that’s what they did. And a bunch of ISPs sued the city to try to stop them. Because guess what? Despite all the rhetoric in favor of the “free market”, these companies don’t actually want real competition. So now Chattanooga has the fastest internet speeds in the entire country. It also has some of the cheapest costs in the entire country because it is run like a utility and owned by the city. The sad part about this is that those same ISPs that sued are trying to get cities and states to pass laws to make what Chattanooga did essentially illegal. CNN did an article on it a few years back: http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/20/technology/innovation/chattanooga-internet/index.html
cnn.com, Internet, and Money: Dave Anthony
 @daveanthony
 Nationalize the internet. We paid to
 develop it. We dropped 400 billion for
 infrastructure that the companies
 never completed and just kept.
 Why the fuck should private
 companies restrict it?
 Fuck them
 Nationalize it
 11/22/17, 1:36 AM
thetrekkiehasthephonebox:
heroofthreefaces:

liberalsarecool:

liberalsarecool:

The internet is a utility. 

Imagine the phone company throttling your calls or picking which phone calls you can receive?

“Imagine the phone company throttling your calls or picking which phone calls you can receive?“


The fastest internet in the United States is not private. It is operated as a utility. Chattanooga. The city was updating the power grid and the people working on it realized that putting in the infrastructure for high speed internet at the same time would not be that much more expensive. So that’s what they did. And a bunch of ISPs sued the city to try to stop them. Because guess what? Despite all the rhetoric in favor of the “free market”, these companies don’t actually want real competition. 

So now Chattanooga has the fastest internet speeds in the entire country. It also has some of the cheapest costs in the entire country because it is run like a utility and owned by the city. 

The sad part about this is that those same ISPs that sued are trying to get cities and states to pass laws to make what Chattanooga did essentially illegal. 

CNN did an article on it a few years back: http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/20/technology/innovation/chattanooga-internet/index.html

thetrekkiehasthephonebox: heroofthreefaces: liberalsarecool: liberalsarecool: The internet is a utility. Imagine the phone company thro...

Money, Shit, and True: Don't Outlaw Price Gouging After Harvey. Let the Market Work Newsweek - 4 hours ago Related coverage Hurricane Harvey Is When We Need Price Gouging, Not Laws Forbes Aug 27, 2017 Show less The economic case for price gouging Quartz Aug 27, 2017 Price gouging during Hurricane Harvey: Up to $99 for a case of .. EXon E on Synergy Deli Independent Bank 3.600.อ181 713.600.6655 8163 ATM chrisdigay: leftist-daily-reminders:Warehouses of goods exist, owners fence off these resources in order to extract profit out of people in dire need. Capitalism corrupts our human instincts and emphasizes our capacity to be horrible to each other. fuck shit The irony about freemarket theology, which is what I consider it, is that it makes the claim that a free market will lead to the best possible outcome for both the consumer and the business and thus the entire nation/society, yet we can see here that letting the market do its thing aka letting corporations do whatever they want creates a schism when it comes to benefits: the benefits all go to the massive corporation and the consumers who are supposed to benefit from the allegedly benevolent actions of the market end up getting screwed. When exactly does the worshipped supply and demand come into play to save the day? No consumer is demanding to pay this much money. Free marketers will retort with well the government is responsible for making these companies monopolies!! REALLY?? And even if that is true (in some cases it is) having no government and no regulations at all I doubt would translate into the utopía freemarketers promise. The market is incapable of fixing many problems and leads to the creation of monopolies. Competition doesnt always lead to innovation and often leads to mightier companies buying out and destroying smaller ones. This notion that the freemarket represents everyones choices is absolute hogwash. Idk why this made me so mad like wtf
Money, Shit, and True: Don't Outlaw Price
 Gouging After Harvey. Let
 the Market Work
 Newsweek - 4 hours ago
 Related coverage
 Hurricane Harvey Is When We Need
 Price Gouging, Not Laws
 Forbes Aug 27, 2017
 Show less
 The economic case for
 price gouging
 Quartz Aug 27, 2017
 Price gouging during
 Hurricane Harvey: Up to
 $99 for a case of ..

 EXon
 E on
 Synergy
 Deli
 Independent
 Bank
 3.600.อ181
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chrisdigay:

leftist-daily-reminders:Warehouses of goods exist, owners fence off these resources in order to extract profit out of people in dire need. Capitalism corrupts our human instincts and emphasizes our capacity to be horrible to each other.
fuck shit

The irony about freemarket theology, which is what I consider it, is that it makes the claim that a free market will lead to the best possible outcome for both the consumer and the business and thus the entire nation/society, yet we can see here that letting the market do its thing aka letting corporations do whatever they want creates a schism when it comes to benefits: the benefits all go to the massive corporation and the consumers who are supposed to benefit from the allegedly benevolent actions  of the market end up getting screwed. When exactly does the worshipped supply and demand come into play to save the day? No consumer is demanding to pay this much money. Free marketers will retort with well the government is responsible for making these companies monopolies!! REALLY?? And even if that is true (in some cases it is) having no government and no regulations at all I doubt would translate into the utopía freemarketers promise. The market is incapable of fixing many problems and leads to the creation of monopolies. Competition doesnt always lead to innovation and often leads to mightier companies buying out and destroying smaller ones. This notion that the freemarket represents everyones choices is absolute hogwash. Idk why this made me so mad like wtf

chrisdigay: leftist-daily-reminders:Warehouses of goods exist, owners fence off these resources in order to extract profit out of people in...

Children, Crying, and Family: llamajun: indigenous-rising: girljanitor: deducecanoe: haiweewicci: nativeamericannews: Sacajawea: If Not For Her, We Could Be Saluting the British Flag Few women in U.S. history have had more influence on the nation’s history than the young Lemhi Shoshone woman, Sacajawea. It’s very likely that Lewis and Clark would never have reached the Pacific Ocean had it not been for her help. White settlement would have been different. Indian wars throughout the western half of the country would have been altered. We might even be saluting the British flag rather than the American flag. Sacajawea’s role was gigantic. MY GIRL. She is of our tribe and we are so proud of her out in Inyo County. The Lewis and Clark thing was just a small part of her epic life. She was actually born with the name Poi Naipi (Little Grass Maiden). She and two of her friends (Nai Nukkwi, Patsu Naipi) were kidnapped by a hostile band of Hidatsa, who had a strange practice of replacing their own dead children with the children of other tribes. Poi Naipi’s “adopted” parents didn’t like her much so instead of sending her home they freaking sold her to a drunken French guy named Charbonneau. This man was bastard incarnate. To put this into perspective: He had once been stabbed in the face in Manitoba when he was caught raping a young girl there. At this time, being forced to marry him, Poi Naipi was about 9 years old. And, he already had one other child bride. He was very abusive, he drank a lot, and at some point Poi Naipi started calling herself Tsaikka Tsa Wea. It means in our language, “One Who Carries a Burden.” You see how this got corrupted to Sacajawea over time. At one point on the LC expedition Clark caught Charbonneau beating Tsaikka Tsa Wea and her newborn son. Well, Clark and Lewis beat the crap out of Charbonneau and told him to knock it off. Later, after the expedition, Clark paid for Tsaikka Tsa Wea’s son to go to school and live in his home. That’s not even the cool part though. As an older woman Tsaikka Tsa Wea said “To hell with this, I’m going home.” This was a pretty big thing to do, understand that she had practically been raised by her abusive scumbag husband and it is very hard for women who have been systematically abused since childhood to learn to stand up for themselves, especially against their aggressors. But, she did it. Traveling all by herself, she found the Northern Shoshone encampment on Wind River, where Chief Wusik-He was with some Eastern Shoshone (and some Western at the time) (this would later go on to be the permanent Eastern settlement, those guys are still out there today). She was reunited with her brother, who by that point had been named Daigwani of the Northern Shoshone. Everybody welcomed her home, her friends, her family, and she broke down crying to hear them call her their “Lost Woman” (Wadze Waipu). For her resilience and cunning she was appointed the personal advisor to Wusik-He. As a very old woman was buried with the name “Chief Woman,” later her son and her nephew were buried on either side of her. Those graves are still there on Wind River today. Poi Naipi and the Wide Ridge Clan, never forget you, your story is always being told. Miikwa katukan, tunna wunupuhantu tung’atiwan naangwunupuhantu Wow. What an amazing woman.  *tears* pilayayame tȟáŋtaŋhaŋ wičhówoyake rebloging for haiweewicci:’s comment. Unexpected feelings. That’s some powerful stuff, and not something I was ever taught in school.
Children, Crying, and Family: llamajun:
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nativeamericannews:

Sacajawea: If Not For Her, We Could Be Saluting the British Flag
Few women in U.S. history have had more influence on the nation’s history than the young Lemhi Shoshone woman, Sacajawea. It’s very likely that Lewis and Clark would never have reached the Pacific Ocean had it not been for her help. White settlement would have been different. Indian wars throughout the western half of the country would have been altered. We might even be saluting the British flag rather than the American flag. Sacajawea’s role was gigantic.

MY GIRL. She is of our tribe and we are so proud of her out in Inyo County. The Lewis and Clark thing was just a small part of her epic life.
She was actually born with the name Poi Naipi (Little Grass Maiden). She and two of her friends (Nai Nukkwi, Patsu Naipi) were kidnapped by a hostile band of Hidatsa, who had a strange practice of replacing their own dead children with the children of other tribes.
Poi Naipi’s “adopted” parents didn’t like her much so instead of sending her home they freaking sold her to a drunken French guy named Charbonneau. This man was bastard incarnate. To put this into perspective: He had once been stabbed in the face in Manitoba when he was caught raping a young girl there. At this time, being forced to marry him, Poi Naipi was about 9 years old. And, he already had one other child bride.
He was very abusive, he drank a lot, and at some point Poi Naipi started calling herself Tsaikka Tsa Wea. It means in our language, “One Who Carries a Burden.” You see how this got corrupted to Sacajawea over time.
At one point on the LC expedition Clark caught Charbonneau beating Tsaikka Tsa Wea and her newborn son. Well, Clark and Lewis beat the crap out of Charbonneau and told him to knock it off. Later, after the expedition, Clark paid for Tsaikka Tsa Wea’s son to go to school and live in his home.
That’s not even the cool part though. As an older woman Tsaikka Tsa Wea said “To hell with this, I’m going home.” This was a pretty big thing to do, understand that she had practically been raised by her abusive scumbag husband and it is very hard for women who have been systematically abused since childhood to learn to stand up for themselves, especially against their aggressors. But, she did it. Traveling all by herself, she found the Northern Shoshone encampment on Wind River, where Chief Wusik-He was with some Eastern Shoshone (and some Western at the time) (this would later go on to be the permanent Eastern settlement, those guys are still out there today). She was reunited with her brother, who by that point had been named Daigwani of the Northern Shoshone. Everybody welcomed her home, her friends, her family, and she broke down crying to hear them call her their “Lost Woman” (Wadze Waipu). For her resilience and cunning she was appointed the personal advisor to Wusik-He. As a very old woman was buried with the name “Chief Woman,” later her son and her nephew were buried on either side of her. Those graves are still there on Wind River today.
Poi Naipi and the Wide Ridge Clan, never forget you, your story is always being told. Miikwa katukan, tunna wunupuhantu tung’atiwan naangwunupuhantu

Wow. What an amazing woman. 

*tears*
pilayayame tȟáŋtaŋhaŋ wičhówoyake

rebloging for haiweewicci:’s comment.

Unexpected feelings. That’s some powerful stuff, and not something I was ever taught in school.

llamajun: indigenous-rising: girljanitor: deducecanoe: haiweewicci: nativeamericannews: Sacajawea: If Not For Her, We Could Be Saluting...

Alive, Crime, and Life: Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential-and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn't need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him But Neil's not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil's new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can't walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he's finally found someone and something worth fighting for. 9 NORA SAKAVIC BOOK 2 OF ALL FOR THE GAME THE RAVEN KING The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they've always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil. Except Andrew doesn't give up anything for free and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don't have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil's fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage. Neil's days are numbered, but he's learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won't believe in himself 5 RAVEN THE KING NORA SAKAVIC BOOK 3 OF ALL FOR THE GAME THE KING'S MEN Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn't survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he's got more reasons than ever to live. Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end but Andrew's never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn't mean anything, maybe Neil won't regret losing it, but the one person Neil can't lie to is himself. He's got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can just outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko's not the only monster in Neil's life. The truth might get them all killed-or be Neil's one shot at getting out of this alive. THE KING'S MEN miniyrds:Alternate Book Covers: All for the Game by Nora Sakavic
Alive, Crime, and Life: Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto
 State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast,
 he's got a ton of potential-and he's the runaway
 son of the murderous crime lord known as The
 Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last
 thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high
 profile and he doesn't need sports crews
 broadcasting pictures of his face around the
 nation. His lies will hold up only so long under
 this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him
 But Neil's not the only one with secrets on the
 team. One of Neil's new teammates is a friend
 from his old life, and Neil can't walk away from
 him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight
 years by running. Maybe he's finally found
 someone and something worth fighting for.
 9

 NORA SAKAVIC
 BOOK 2 OF ALL FOR THE GAME
 THE RAVEN KING
 The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest
 disaster might be the miracle they've always
 needed to come together as a team. The one
 person standing in their way is Andrew, and the
 only one who can break through his personal
 barriers is Neil.
 Except Andrew doesn't give up anything for free
 and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself.
 The two don't have much time to come to terms
 with their situation before outside forces start
 tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying
 Neil's fragile new life, and the Foxes have just
 become collateral damage.
 Neil's days are numbered, but he's learning the
 hard way to go down fighting for what he believes
 in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew
 won't believe in himself
 5 RAVEN
 THE
 KING

 NORA SAKAVIC
 BOOK 3 OF ALL FOR THE GAME
 THE KING'S MEN
 Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came
 to PSU he wouldn't survive the year, but with his
 death right around the corner he's got more
 reasons than ever to live.
 Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing
 one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than
 to get involved with anyone this close to the end
 but Andrew's never been the easiest person to
 walk away from. If they both say it doesn't mean
 anything, maybe Neil won't regret losing it, but
 the one person Neil can't lie to is himself.
 He's got promises to keep and a team to get to
 championships if he can just outrun Riko a little
 longer, but Riko's not the only monster in Neil's
 life. The truth might get them all killed-or be
 Neil's one shot at getting out of this alive.
 THE
 KING'S
 MEN
miniyrds:Alternate Book Covers: All for the Game by Nora Sakavic

miniyrds:Alternate Book Covers: All for the Game by Nora Sakavic

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