January 31, 2014
There are more signatures on the deportation petition for Justin Bieber than there is for Net Neutrality.

Wake up, if you let the media twist your news, you’ll see all the most important things about your freedom taken away.

Read and sign.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/restore-net-neutrality-directing-fcc-classify-internet-providers-common-carriers/5CWS1M4P

August 28, 2013
Unfit judge rules rape victim who killed herself 'was as much in control of the situation' as rapist.

wilwheaton:

Outrage is growing against a Billings, Montana, judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a rapist teacher and said the victim, who had killed herself, “was as much in control of the situation” as the teacher—35 years her senior at the time—because she was “older than her chronological age.” Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence in the case, with 10 years suspended. District Judge G. Todd Baugh imposed a 15-year sentence and suspended all but 31 days of it, with one day credited for time already served. The judge noted that the crime “did not warrant a lengthy sentence.”

Whatever other rulings the 66-year-old Baugh has made during his time on the bench, that one makes him unfit to serve a single day longer.

His victim was a 14 year-old child.

FOURTEEN. YEARS. OLD.

And he was given 31 days for raping a child.  

I don’t even have words right now, I’m so angry.

Here is the whole story from Dailymail UK.

Here’s an excerpt that will make your blood boil…

"It was later revealed that administrators at Billings Senior High School had warned Rambold not to touch female students or be alone with them”

I’d be just as mad if not more mad at the admins that ALLOWED this guy to keep working at a co-ed high school.

They knew. They knew he was a threat to those kids and they let him keep working in that school.

There’s more going on here than a shitty judge, there’s also a shitty teaching admin.

So here’s there names and emails.

Administration

Dennis Holmes, Principal
(406) 281-5417 
holmesd@billings.k12.mt.us

Joe Sukut, Associate Principal
(406) 281-5419 
sukutj@billings.k12.mt.us

Shelli Strouf, Assistant Principal
(406) 281-5412 
stroufm@billings.k12.mt.us 

Jeff Uhren, Assistant Principal
Academy (406) 281-5188
Senior (406) 281-5408
uhrenj@billings.k12.mt.us

Mark Wahl, Assistant Principal
(460) 281-5407 
wahlm@billings.k12.mt.us 

These contacts are from the Billings Senior High School website (via).

(via paulichu)

August 27, 2013

livescope:

Those words are the last words a father’s to his dead daughters who killed by Bashar al-Assad and his supporter army with chemical weapon attack.

Almost 2000 innocent people died at this attack. Most of all, 0-10 years old children. Most of them, killed while they are sleeping. They couldn’t wake up for a new day.

There’s no words to explain this massacres. You don’t have to be a Syrian or Muslim to support this people. This can be happen to you, one day. We don’t know what’s gonna happen to us. Please, share this with everyone. Please.

[NOTE: My english is pretty bad but I hope you’d get it.]

Reblog, reblog now.

It’s painful to see but it’s a crisis that needs more attention. Just like Fukushima, we can’t let these people down. Knowing is half the truth, keeping it in the media, reminding each other that there is still problems in the world is important. Problems that we can help resolve or support those in need.

Donate via Unicef here or you can donate to the UN Refugee Agency here.

Read about where countries stand in this issue from the BBC here.

Read about the Syrian Civil War via wikipedia here.

(Source: miryokefalon, via everythingyoulovetohate)

June 26, 2013

Australian PM Julia Gillard ousted in party vote

Kevin Rudd becomes new Labor leader; could become new PM (via)

I don’t know much about Australian politics but at least we’ll always have this.

April 20, 2013

daunt:

tumblebuggie:

shycustis:

Do you remember SOPA? The bill that would give government the right to spy on internet activity without warrant, and let them censor “unwanted” sites by blocking people’s access to them?

Meet its twin. But this time it’s all the more frightening; the House has passed it despite Obama’s threats to veto. And by an alarmingly large margin, at that. CISPA threatens the US constitution’s guarantees of due privacy and free speech, permitting any government agency to access and transfer of vast amounts of data- from internet records to even the content of personal e-mails, and all without obtaining a warrant.

What’s even more disgusting than this bill actually making through the House is some of the arguments used to help it’s passage, and comments made by one of the bill’s biggest supporters admitting the bill helps big business while insulting opposers (whose is also speculated to have personal reasons for wanting CISPA made into law).

This threatens every element of your online presence. From personal emails to general activity, any government agency will have the ability to go fishing without consequence.

Please, PLEASE, sign the following petitions. You don’t even have to be a US citizen to sign most of them or act against CISPA, and please keep in mind that if this shit flies in America, who knows what country might use its example to do it, too.

PetitionAvaaz: Save the Internet from the US
(you don’t have to be a US citizen to sign this)

PetitionSites Not Spies
(you don’t have to be a US citizen to sign this)

PetitionCISPA is Back: Write Congress

PetitionTell Mike Rogers more that 14-year-olds oppose CISPA
(you don’t have to be a US citizen to sign this)

Twitter: Tweet @RepMikeRogers with your age
Twitter: Tweet @BarackObama and tell him to veto CISPA
Twitter: Tweet reps like @RepDelBene, @GovHankJohnson, @KeithEllison and @GovGaryJohnson and thanks them for acting against CISPA. Look for other reps that have spoken against it, and thank them.

Call your reps: and tell them you strongly oppose the bill. You can look up your reps using the form on the lower portion of this page.

ResourceFight for the Future

Reblog: This and other posts like it to raise awareness of this threat to internet freedom and privacy.

I will be posting more petitions and resources as I become aware of them.

it’s baaack D:

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. :(

Oh fucking fuck.

(via tammalee)

April 19, 2013

crazychick08:

thearcanetheory:

modernanglophilia:

Tumblr, please spread this like WILDFIRE. This teenager has been wrongly suspected of being one of the Boston bombers. He’s scared for his family. 

Please pass it on.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311248/Sala-Barhoum-track-star-teenager-denies-involvement-Boston-Marathon-bombing-picture-widely-circulated.html

racism kills

stop it

Signal boost or GTFO. NOW.

BOOST!

(via paulichu)

April 18, 2013
crispyfishsticks:

chels-e-lately:

sweetvanillaswirl:

thenewwomensmovement:

mercy—triumphs:

ausllylovexo:

mercy—triumphs:

A fertilizer plant has exploded in the town of West, Texas (north of Waco).
500 homes leveled or extremely damaged
Unknown causalities
School leveled (and on fire)
Nursing home leveled
Apartment complex leveled
Reports still coming in. Whether you pray, jingle bells, or just send good thoughts… please do so.
 


From the Mesquite, Texas scanner page on Facebook (very reputable):
Another tank has caught on fire near the football field.
Anhydrous Ammonia tanks is now on fire. Clearing units back immediately.
Tank is now venting. Crews evacuating.
https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteScanner/posts/448845571870817


man…too close to Dallas…

I get Waco news. They are reporting 60-70 deaths so far. 

Reblogging for fellow Texans.

CBC reports 5 dead, 15 injured, another 160 possibly injured.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/18/west-texas-fertilizer-blast.html
Please post more local accounts! Reblog for any Texan/American followers

crispyfishsticks:

chels-e-lately:

sweetvanillaswirl:

thenewwomensmovement:

mercy—triumphs:

ausllylovexo:

mercy—triumphs:

A fertilizer plant has exploded in the town of West, Texas (north of Waco).

  • 500 homes leveled or extremely damaged
  • Unknown causalities
  • School leveled (and on fire)
  • Nursing home leveled
  • Apartment complex leveled

Reports still coming in. Whether you pray, jingle bells, or just send good thoughts… please do so.

 

From the Mesquite, Texas scanner page on Facebook (very reputable):

  • Another tank has caught on fire near the football field.
  • Anhydrous Ammonia tanks is now on fire. Clearing units back immediately.
  • Tank is now venting. Crews evacuating.

https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteScanner/posts/448845571870817

man…too close to Dallas…

I get Waco news. They are reporting 60-70 deaths so far. 

Reblogging for fellow Texans.

CBC reports 5 dead, 15 injured, another 160 possibly injured.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/18/west-texas-fertilizer-blast.html

Please post more local accounts! Reblog for any Texan/American followers

(Source: impactwhereyouare, via paulichu)

April 16, 2013
cosmic-rebirth:

angrybrownbaby:

frank-e-fighting-words:


AMBER ALERT: Police have issued an Amber Alert for Bryeon Hunter, a 1-year-old boy taken from 6th and Main in Maywood.
The child was apparently taken by three male Hispanics.
The African-American boy is two feet tall and 30 pounds. He was wearing a two-tone, blue stripe long-sleeved shirt, jeans, and brown Nike boots.
MAYWOOD IS A SUBURB IN ILLINOIS. PLEASE REBLOG IN CASE YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS FROM OR AROUND THIS AREA. 

What date was this child taken? Today?

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/375686/3/AMBER-Alert-issued-for-boy-taken-from-Chicago-area
According to this, the alert was issued today but was taken on Tuesday.

It disappoints me that I’ve not seen this more on my dash…

Amidst the Boston Marathon tragedy, can’t let stories get lost.
Anyone in the Chicago/Illinois area, this one is for you. Contact the Maywood Police Department at 708-450-4471.
Signal boost.

cosmic-rebirth:

angrybrownbaby:

frank-e-fighting-words:

AMBER ALERT: Police have issued an Amber Alert for Bryeon Hunter, a 1-year-old boy taken from 6th and Main in Maywood.

The child was apparently taken by three male Hispanics.

The African-American boy is two feet tall and 30 pounds. He was wearing a two-tone, blue stripe long-sleeved shirt, jeans, and brown Nike boots.

MAYWOOD IS A SUBURB IN ILLINOIS. PLEASE REBLOG IN CASE YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS FROM OR AROUND THIS AREA. 

What date was this child taken? Today?

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/375686/3/AMBER-Alert-issued-for-boy-taken-from-Chicago-area

According to this, the alert was issued today but was taken on Tuesday.

It disappoints me that I’ve not seen this more on my dash…

Amidst the Boston Marathon tragedy, can’t let stories get lost.

Anyone in the Chicago/Illinois area, this one is for you. Contact the Maywood Police Department at 708-450-4471.

Signal boost.

(Source: greatestview, via dreyvang)

January 23, 2013
nationalpost:

Morocco to change laws to outlaw rape marriages after suicide of girl forced to wed her rapistNearly a year after Morocco was shocked by the suicide of a 16-year-old girl who was forced to marry her alleged rapist, the government has announced plans to change the penal code to outlaw the traditional practice.Women’s rights activists on Tuesday welcomed Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid’s announcement, but said it was only a first step in reforming a penal code that doesn’t do enough to stop violence against women in this North African kingdom.A paragraph in Article 475 of the penal code allows those convicted of “corruption” or “kidnapping” of a minor to go free if they marry their victim and the practice was encouraged by judges to spare family shame. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

This is the article of the day.

nationalpost:

Morocco to change laws to outlaw rape marriages after suicide of girl forced to wed her rapist
Nearly a year after Morocco was shocked by the suicide of a 16-year-old girl who was forced to marry her alleged rapist, the government has announced plans to change the penal code to outlaw the traditional practice.

Women’s rights activists on Tuesday welcomed Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid’s announcement, but said it was only a first step in reforming a penal code that doesn’t do enough to stop violence against women in this North African kingdom.

A paragraph in Article 475 of the penal code allows those convicted of “corruption” or “kidnapping” of a minor to go free if they marry their victim and the practice was encouraged by judges to spare family shame. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

This is the article of the day.

November 30, 2012
#syria

This is a verbal warning, if you are interested in news about Syria be warned that the search term from Syria on Tumblr is informed but sympathetically gruesome. As in there are news links and photos but much of it is documentation of the fallen victims of the war.

You have been warned.

——————————————

If you don’t know, the Syrian government has disabled all internet communications in Syria. Wireless telecommunications is also disabled in and around Damascus, Syria’s capital. They were blocking the road to the international airport though some reports are that the rebels pushed back and managed to get the road open.

Here is a recent story by the CBC about day 2 of Syria’s blockout.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/11/30/wrd-syria-damascus-assad-rebels-internet-blackout.html 

November 29, 2012
Syria Has Disappeared From the Internet | AllThingsD

A few hours ago, Syria, the Middle Eastern country in the middle of an especially bloody civil war, disappeared from the Internet.

The research firm Renesys, which keeps track of the status and health of the technical underpinnings of the Internet around the world, just reportedthat at 10:26 UTC this morning — which, by my watch, would have been 5:26 am ET — effectively all of Syria’s international Internet connectivity shut down.

More technically, what happened was that within the global routing table, all 84 blocks of IP addresses assigned to Syria have gone unreachable. That means that Internet traffic destined for that country is going undelivered, and also that traffic coming from within it cannot get out to the world.

Renesys is still investigating what’s going on, but, as we’ve seen in other countries, cutting off the Internet is usually meant to try and control the flow of information to the world. It’s also a pretty sure sign that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is either getting nervous about how it is being perceived in the world, or that it is planning something unspeakably harsh in the coming days and wants as little information emerging from that country as possible.

This is not good.

November 15, 2012
michaelhayes:

Heartbreaking photo of BBC journalist Jihad Masharawi holding the body of his 11-month-old son killed in Gaza.
(PHOTO CREDIT: Majed Hamdan/AP)

michaelhayes:

Heartbreaking photo of BBC journalist Jihad Masharawi holding the body of his 11-month-old son killed in Gaza.

(PHOTO CREDIT: Majed Hamdan/AP)

November 2, 2012
Haiti, the worst hit by Sandy in the Caribbean

(Source: democraticnonsense)

November 2, 2012
annesewell:

Haiti faces food crisis and cholera in wake of Hurricane Sandy:
In the wake of the havoc caused by the super storm on Haiti, only now is the extent of the devastation making itself known. Haitians face severe food shortages and the threat of cholera.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/336022

annesewell:

Haiti faces food crisis and cholera in wake of Hurricane Sandy:

In the wake of the havoc caused by the super storm on Haiti, only now is the extent of the devastation making itself known. Haitians face severe food shortages and the threat of cholera.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/336022


November 2, 2012

chavista:

Humanitarian aid from Venezuela and Russia to Cuba

Some good news.

(via chavista-deactivated20140204)

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