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Cars, Fire, and God: Jared 2 hrs please tell me someone got a video of the fire truck moving swiftly and safely through thousands of protestors tonight you know, for all of the "concerned citizens" at home You, Rick d 20 others 2 Comments 1 Share Like Share Comment THROWBACK NIGHT OLD SCHOOLAPROV Speak Out Against Adam Iverson Muslim Ban! 17 mins For the people who complain about emergency vehicles being blocked: GVE MEY AdamlversonPhotography captain-snark: ohdionne: So Minnesotans showed the fuck up tonight (like we do) - thousands in the street protesting tr*mp’s latest executive disorders. And guess what happened? The old proverb “What if an emergency vehicle needs to get where it’s going” came to life, and the sea went silent and parted to allow it through (swiftly…literally the truck was going about as fast as, if not faster than, it would have been if there had been cars it needed to go around). Please share this. This was a rare occurrence where an emergency vehicle needed to go through the route of a protest, when usually they have predetermined alternative routes, and it went completely fine. Also for the love of god, have more respect for firefighters/EMTs…they know how to do their jobs. They’re ready for anything, including working around protests. So folks can stop using that tired old argument now (not that it was ever backed up by sources anyway). It’s almost as though these protesters who are protesting for human rights are decent human people.
Cars, Fire, and God: Jared
 2 hrs
 please tell me someone got a video of the fire truck
 moving swiftly and safely through thousands of
 protestors tonight
 you know, for all of the "concerned citizens" at home
 You, Rick
 d 20 others
 2 Comments 1 Share
 Like
 Share
 Comment

 THROWBACK NIGHT
 OLD SCHOOLAPROV
 Speak Out Against
 Adam Iverson
 Muslim Ban!
 17 mins
 For the people who complain about emergency
 vehicles being blocked:
 GVE MEY
 AdamlversonPhotography
captain-snark:

ohdionne:

So Minnesotans showed the fuck up tonight (like we do) - thousands in the street protesting tr*mp’s latest executive disorders. And guess what happened? The old proverb “What if an emergency vehicle needs to get where it’s going” came to life, and the sea went silent and parted to allow it through (swiftly…literally the truck was going about as fast as, if not faster than, it would have been if there had been cars it needed to go around).

Please share this. This was a rare occurrence where an emergency vehicle needed to go through the route of a protest, when usually they have predetermined alternative routes, and it went completely fine. Also for the love of god, have more respect for firefighters/EMTs…they know how to do their jobs. They’re ready for anything, including working around protests. 

So folks can stop using that tired old argument now (not that it was ever backed up by sources anyway).

It’s almost as though these protesters who are protesting for human rights are decent human people.

captain-snark: ohdionne: So Minnesotans showed the fuck up tonight (like we do) - thousands in the street protesting tr*mp’s latest execut...

Beautiful, Beef, and Bless Up: I am definitely going to steal my Neighbor's pomsky Fam! I’ve never seen anything this beautiful. This is Lion King level love. Circle of Life level love. This right HERE Bruv?! This is lions and hyenas hugging and taking a nap together. On some “we all have plenty of vegetables to eat let’s chill for a hot sec and be loving.” This is the Israelis and Palestinians hugging it out and living peacefully with one another on some “u know what we eat the same falafel and hummus anyway and our ladies basically look the same Jewish girls may have slightly larger Tetas and Arabians might be a lil larger in the trunka dunk but basically the same lol let’s intermarry and end this intermillennial beef that made no logical sense ☺️.” This is the Bears and the Green Bay Packers joining up to form one super team and they only have one kicker and he doesn’t end the season by missing an easy field goal 😕. Fam. This is Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi waking up in bed together talmbout “there are no longer two political parties. We only have one party now and it’s the Party of Love and everybody gets free medical care and goes to school for free and there are no taxes you just pay what you can like the tip jar at Starbucks.” And then all the trump supporters like “WE WANTED A WALL” and trump like “effective immediately Mexico is the 51st state. Canada is the 52nd. France is the 53rd because I like French fries.” And then Melania pop up like “wow doneld Nancy eez so old I deed not expect thees also why Croatia eez not 54th state” and then Donald all like “effectively immediately I am declaring an emergency and building a wall between the US and Croatia” and then Nancy pop up like “hehe what my love meant to say was, no problem melania, Croatia is the 54th state also don’t ever play me again you wish you had this sauce 🍝“ I HAVE LOST MY MIND FROM THESE VIDEOS I AM SORRY YALL LMAO BLESS UP 😍😂😂 (Slide 1: reddit u-TigreDemon. Slide 2: @carolinehdupont. Videos used with express permission of the respective creators. All rights are reserved to them.)
Beautiful, Beef, and Bless Up: I am definitely going to steal my
 Neighbor's pomsky
Fam! I’ve never seen anything this beautiful. This is Lion King level love. Circle of Life level love. This right HERE Bruv?! This is lions and hyenas hugging and taking a nap together. On some “we all have plenty of vegetables to eat let’s chill for a hot sec and be loving.” This is the Israelis and Palestinians hugging it out and living peacefully with one another on some “u know what we eat the same falafel and hummus anyway and our ladies basically look the same Jewish girls may have slightly larger Tetas and Arabians might be a lil larger in the trunka dunk but basically the same lol let’s intermarry and end this intermillennial beef that made no logical sense ☺️.” This is the Bears and the Green Bay Packers joining up to form one super team and they only have one kicker and he doesn’t end the season by missing an easy field goal 😕. Fam. This is Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi waking up in bed together talmbout “there are no longer two political parties. We only have one party now and it’s the Party of Love and everybody gets free medical care and goes to school for free and there are no taxes you just pay what you can like the tip jar at Starbucks.” And then all the trump supporters like “WE WANTED A WALL” and trump like “effective immediately Mexico is the 51st state. Canada is the 52nd. France is the 53rd because I like French fries.” And then Melania pop up like “wow doneld Nancy eez so old I deed not expect thees also why Croatia eez not 54th state” and then Donald all like “effectively immediately I am declaring an emergency and building a wall between the US and Croatia” and then Nancy pop up like “hehe what my love meant to say was, no problem melania, Croatia is the 54th state also don’t ever play me again you wish you had this sauce 🍝“ I HAVE LOST MY MIND FROM THESE VIDEOS I AM SORRY YALL LMAO BLESS UP 😍😂😂 (Slide 1: reddit u-TigreDemon. Slide 2: @carolinehdupont. Videos used with express permission of the respective creators. All rights are reserved to them.)

Fam! I’ve never seen anything this beautiful. This is Lion King level love. Circle of Life level love. This right HERE Bruv?! This is lions ...

Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker DENMARK UNITED STATES S20 an hour 5Weeks paid vacation Pension Plarn Doesn't have to struggle to get by. $9an hour No paid vacation No Pension Plan Has to choose between buying food or clothes. fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15 iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both. kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit Its corporate greed, plain and simple. It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”. Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995. They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies. But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either.  Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far. Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US. In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere. The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine. and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.
Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker
 DENMARK UNITED STATES
 S20 an hour
 5Weeks paid vacation
 Pension Plarn
 Doesn't have to struggle
 to get by.
 $9an hour
 No paid vacation
 No Pension Plan
 Has to choose between
 buying food or clothes.
 fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15
iopele:
queerspeculativefiction:

heidiblack:

pillowswithboners:

luchagcaileag:

This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both.

kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit

Its corporate greed, plain and simple.

It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”.
Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995.
They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies.
But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either. 
Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far.
Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US.
In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere.
The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine.


and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.

iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s ...

Anaconda, Bad, and Cars: Garbage @GarbageApe The joke is that the French are cowards, but lay one of them off and the union will shut the factory down and take management hostage until they're rehired with back pay. Lay an American off and they'll apologize to you and give you a $100 tip on their way out. 5/26/18, 11:44 AM View Tweet activity 2,604 Retweets 11.2K Likes t1 1.3K 3.2K Kevin Follow @seekevinrun Replying to @elonmusk I was laid off from lesla yesterday and although it hurts (a lot!), it is the right thing for the company. I don't regret giving all I had and in a way bidding adieu is my last contribution. l'll be cheering Tesla on knowing I did my part. Thanks for the years of memories! 11:34 AM - 12 Jun 2018 40 Retweets 1,169 Likes eo 25 gorgonsach: x American workers as individuals and the labor movement as a whole is so demoralized that the average worker is convinced that working in an at will state is fine, that unions are bad, that collective bargaining and labor rights are a  thing of the past, and that the rich are this benevolent group that they too can be a part of if they just work hard enough and save. Americans are sycophantic and cowardly when it comes to fighting corporate power. Our entire culture is permeated with a corporate ethos. We claim to hate tyranny and authoritarianism by the government, yet we have no problem with corporate tyranny and corporate measures to spy on us, tell us what to do, and tell us what we can think and say.  At least people in other countries can flip cars over and burn things and show their anger when corporate power tries to take over their country or when companies want to slash benefits. It’s also interesting that we are one of the hardest working (in hours) Western nation yet we are one of the most unproductive . who would have thought that treating your workers right is actually beneficial in the longterm for a companies interests. 
Anaconda, Bad, and Cars: Garbage
 @GarbageApe
 The joke is that the French are cowards,
 but lay one of them off and the union
 will shut the factory down and take
 management hostage until they're
 rehired with back pay. Lay an American
 off and they'll apologize to you and give
 you a $100 tip on their way out.
 5/26/18, 11:44 AM
 View Tweet activity
 2,604 Retweets 11.2K Likes
 t1 1.3K
 3.2K

 Kevin
 Follow
 @seekevinrun
 Replying to @elonmusk
 I was laid off from lesla yesterday and
 although it hurts (a lot!), it is the right thing
 for the company. I don't regret giving all I had
 and in a way bidding adieu is my last
 contribution. l'll be cheering Tesla on
 knowing I did my part. Thanks for the years
 of memories!
 11:34 AM - 12 Jun 2018
 40 Retweets 1,169 Likes
 eo
 25
gorgonsach:
x
American workers as individuals and the labor movement as a whole is so demoralized that the average worker is convinced that working in an at will state is fine, that unions are bad, that collective bargaining and labor rights are a  thing of the past, and that the rich are this benevolent group that they too can be a part of if they just work hard enough and save. Americans are sycophantic and cowardly when it comes to fighting corporate power. Our entire culture is permeated with a corporate ethos. We claim to hate tyranny and authoritarianism by the government, yet we have no problem with corporate tyranny and corporate measures to spy on us, tell us what to do, and tell us what we can think and say.  At least people in other countries can flip cars over and burn things and show their anger when corporate power tries to take over their country or when companies want to slash benefits. It’s also interesting that we are one of the hardest working (in hours) Western nation yet we are one of the most unproductive . who would have thought that treating your workers right is actually beneficial in the longterm for a companies interests. 

gorgonsach: x American workers as individuals and the labor movement as a whole is so demoralized that the average worker is convinced that ...

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It is absolutely vital isrepres that we have the funds to fight back- and most important-maintain our Republican Over, please 310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 1-800-445-5768 www.GOP com veronicasanders: houseoftombombadil: The RNC sent me a notice of official census material that was actually a fundraiser for the republican candidates running in the midterms. The paperwork was presented as being an official document required to be filled out by law, but it was patently false. This is corruption. This is meant to deceive people into giving data and money to a political party under the guise of nonpartisan census data. This undermines trust in the census, local government, and the democratic process. This is beyond disgusting, and I’m mailing back the form to tell the RNC how I really feel about their bullshit. Signal boost. LOOK OUT FOR THIS BULLSHIT!
America, Anaconda, and Doctor: 2018 CONGRESSIONAL
 DISTRICT CENSUS
 Congressional Datrict Masount
 Docurrent Tracking Code: N18PM113
 SECOND NOTICE ent a 1
 -you never
 Never
 agan
 DRNER EXCLUGNELY TO
 be
 qv
 eshon
 DOMESTKC
 Official census docue
 otart ecoronic issn

 a
 "
 missile
 defense
 shield" for our nation to protect us from future
 n? 6. Should the U.S. take a more muscular attitude toward Russia and
 should be guaranteed the right to choose their own 7. Do you agree that our federal government must go all out to combat
 Yes
 O No
 No Opinion
 missile threats?
 15. Do you believe more federal laws that impede individuals' Second
 Amendment rights are the proper response to gun violence in our natio
 D Yes
 □No
 □ No Opinion
 China as they move to establish themselves as military and economic
 16. Do you agree that in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs
 No Opinion
 veterans that t
 doctor and have full access to care outside the VA?
 cyberattacks on our nation's government, businesses, and infrastructure?
 □Yes
 O No Opinion
 D No Opinion
 SECTION V- CERTIFICATION AND REPLY
 1. Can the Republican National Committee count on your help to deliver By
 the
 ake America
 na wnen
 hehinkherefitling out the US
 □$100
 $500 $1,000 Other $
 the enclosed 2018 Congressional
 Please chec employed
 District Census
 Contributions to the Republican National Committee are not deductible for
 federal income tax purposes.
 Contributions from corporations and foreign nationals are prohibited.
 To have a direct impact you may also contribute to the
 Republican National Committee while online at www.GOP.com/Census2018
 Please make your personal check payable to: RNC
 310 First Street SE . Washington, D C
 20
 or

 43017
 2018 Congressional District Census
 Commissioned by the Republican Party
 Ronna McDaniel
 Chairwoman
 March 30, 2018
 Dear Ms. Stone
 Enacting President Trump's agenda is going to take a massive grassroots effort all across
 America. It is a battle we m st win. And we must maintain Republican control of Congress to do it
 That is why an the irw
 e Rep blican Nationa
 concerned that you ha
 namenl sent to you a the request of resicent Tump.
 DOCUMENT that was regist
 few being mailed into Missoun's 3rd Congressional District. Enclosed is your official 2018
 name as a representatve of Saint Charles
 was one of the select
 Ms. Stone, I am sendir
 other copy because your registered Census
 CONGRESSİONAL DISTI
 CT CENSUS DOCUMENT registered CODE #NISPH is in your
 e largest Congressional District Census ouP y
 en for a mideelection and
 we nesd your personal involver ent to make this essential project uccessiul. Compland returning
 your 1018 Census document is en
 trl to our abilit
 urrnt serch shos that the nation ide ong essional District Census we lave been
 ng President Trump's agenda and will be a deciding factor in who
 gether the critanformation and voter profiles needed to target
 condud ing is he pitha RN
 audiend es with t
 wins in November
 But withour nation so politically divided and the
 Dşmocrats and mainstream media spreading
 ving to be difficult to et the real facts
 fak neys about President Trump and his Presidency
 teso vecollect and update o
 sae o what Doald Trump has acc m
 the co ntry. That is whsr
 hattyou etu your Census
 istrict and
 inmaio on yoers
 ingto Make America
 em
 Ms. Stone, your participation in this national effort will provide us with the detailed data we
 oncerning Missouri's3
 os
 orta
 w the liberal
 empcrats in Congress and the radical speci interegrou
 ps a d thr left-wing allies in the media tht
 advance is legisla agenda
 has the supp
 e Amer can pe
 your 2 ,186 (AGRESSIONATBISİ
 CENSUS and do
 act now to c
 your best to get it back to me at RNC Headquarters by April 30th.
 lease include a generous cont buton of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000
 d to help underwteeof this proAnd
 is
 hance our voter
 ethe Your grassroots operaton Ap ter
 tUI T
 all Anericans, and elect
 vels of government wI upper Presdt rm s eftrts
 I'm making this special appeal for your financial help because we cannot continue to
 ake major progress in taking our country back as long as the Democrats and the liberal media
 ent our message and hold President Trump's Presidency hostage. It is absolutely vital
 isrepres
 that we have the funds to fight back- and most important-maintain our Republican
 Over, please
 310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
 1-800-445-5768 www.GOP com
veronicasanders:
houseoftombombadil:
The RNC sent me a notice of official census material that was actually a fundraiser for the republican candidates running in the midterms. The paperwork was presented as being an official document required to be filled out by law, but it was patently false. This is corruption. This is meant to deceive people into giving data and money to a political party under the guise of nonpartisan census data. This undermines trust in the census, local government, and the democratic process. This is beyond disgusting, and I’m mailing back the form to tell the RNC how I really feel about their bullshit.
Signal boost. LOOK OUT FOR THIS BULLSHIT!

veronicasanders: houseoftombombadil: The RNC sent me a notice of official census material that was actually a fundraiser for the republican ...

Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker DENMARK UNITED STATES S20 an hour 5Weeks paid vacation Pension Plarn Doesn't have to struggle to get by. $9an hour No paid vacation No Pension Plan Has to choose between buying food or clothes. fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15 iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both. kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit Its corporate greed, plain and simple. It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”. Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995. They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies. But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either.  Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far. Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US. In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere. The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine. and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.
Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker
 DENMARK UNITED STATES
 S20 an hour
 5Weeks paid vacation
 Pension Plarn
 Doesn't have to struggle
 to get by.
 $9an hour
 No paid vacation
 No Pension Plan
 Has to choose between
 buying food or clothes.
 fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15
iopele:

queerspeculativefiction:

heidiblack:

pillowswithboners:

luchagcaileag:

This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both.

kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit

Its corporate greed, plain and simple.

It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”.
Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995.
They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies.
But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either. 
Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far.
Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US.
In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere.
The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine.


and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.

iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s...