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too-cool-for-facebook:

reblogalert:

boneycircus:


Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

*reaches for Death Note…*

too-cool-for-facebook:

reblogalert:

boneycircus:

Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.

The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.

Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:

You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.

The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)

I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.

Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

*reaches for Death Note…*

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lolsomeone-actually:

wincheski:

of-gods-and-monsters:

#he looks so proud to have outsmarted hermione

#That one time Wizards used psychology instead of magic #And it was 200% effective

Out of context this is a really strange conversation

I just realized that as well

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royalturkeyz:

tastefullyoffensive:

Movies That Can Be Described With The Same Sentence

Can we get more of these. Where can we get more of these?

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unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.
Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.
So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.
This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.

Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.

So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.

This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

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project-blackbird:

Emily Vancamp as Sharon Carter in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Here’s an example of what we call a “soft no”. Sharon turns down Steve’s offer in a way that’s meant not to insult him but never actually uses the word “no”.

Steve clearly gets the message, though, and importantly offers to leave her alone. Sharon’s comment afterwards gives him an opportunity to try again later, but he doesn’t press and respects her rejection of his company even though it’s probably hurt his feelings a bit.

Just in case you ever wonder “What would Captain America do?”; there you go.

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theboredboi:

aislingetmaya:

descentintotyranny:

Marissa Alexander denied ‘stand your ground’ hearing 
Judge: ‘New evidence’ isn’t really new
July 21 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A motion for a second “stand your ground” hearing for Marissa Alexander has been denied, in a ruling made Friday by Judge James Daniel.
Alexander’s new defense lawyers argued they had new evidence to present, including a recanting of statements made by the son of Alexander’s estranged husband, the night she fired a shot into the wall next to where he was standing with both sons.
Daniel said the so-called new evidence brought forth by Alexander’s defense lawyers isn’t really new and that the material facts of the case haven’t changed since the first stand your ground hearing.
Daniel said while the stand your ground law has been changed by the Legislature with the “warning shot” amendment — which grants immunity to people with clean criminal records who fire a warning shot or threaten to use deadly force in self-defense — it cannot be applied retroactively.
Mainly, Daniel said while the appeals court granted Alexander, 33, a new trial because of faulty jury instructions, it upheld the denial of the first stand your ground petition.
Specifically to that point, Daniel notes the appeals court said the question whether Alexander is entitled to immunity from prosecution via stand your ground “is no longer open for debate because that issue was definitely resolved … after a full and fair evidentiary hearing in a ruling that has now been affirmed by this court.”
In his motion for a second stand your ground hearing, defense attorney Bruce Zimet said Alexander would be subject to “manifest injustice” should he not have the opportunity to present new evidence. Daniel said all of what he calls new evidence was presented at trial, including the recanting of statements by Rico Gray’s son, who said he was pressured to lie by his father.
Alexander remains on home detention, having posted $200,000 bond. Her trial is scheduled for Dec. 1.
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I know what some of you will say when you see this pop up on your feed without my commentary.  ”oh, well, it’s Florida, I’m not surprised.”
So, because this is something that is commonplace in Florida, it means we can totally ignore or be completely unfeeling towards our sister’s plight?  
The implications of “oh, it’s just Florida” is many, and the main implication is that it does not provoke you anymore.  And that shouldn’t be how it is.  This should be something that we care about, not something we just completely skim over because “oh well it’s Florida it happens let me just go about my day”.  
You know what else?  This happens so often with black people.  If an injustice happens to a black person somewhere where it would be “unsurprising”, people literally just brush it off.  They stop caring, because it’s common place there.  Only in “liberal” places do people care, but in places where it’s generally “conservative”?  Nope.  No big deal, it’s common, what can you do?  
Marissa Alexander is my sister.  Just because she lives in Florida does not mean you guys get to think, “Oh, well, it’s Florida!”

This is some ridiculous bullshit! The laws are never made to protect black and brown bodies, this judge wants to see her in jail, and that’s that. This is so wrong and something must be done

theboredboi:

aislingetmaya:

descentintotyranny:

Marissa Alexander denied ‘stand your ground’ hearing

Judge: ‘New evidence’ isn’t really new

July 21 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A motion for a second “stand your ground” hearing for Marissa Alexander has been denied, in a ruling made Friday by Judge James Daniel.

Alexander’s new defense lawyers argued they had new evidence to present, including a recanting of statements made by the son of Alexander’s estranged husband, the night she fired a shot into the wall next to where he was standing with both sons.

Daniel said the so-called new evidence brought forth by Alexander’s defense lawyers isn’t really new and that the material facts of the case haven’t changed since the first stand your ground hearing.

Daniel said while the stand your ground law has been changed by the Legislature with the “warning shot” amendment — which grants immunity to people with clean criminal records who fire a warning shot or threaten to use deadly force in self-defense — it cannot be applied retroactively.

Mainly, Daniel said while the appeals court granted Alexander, 33, a new trial because of faulty jury instructions, it upheld the denial of the first stand your ground petition.

Specifically to that point, Daniel notes the appeals court said the question whether Alexander is entitled to immunity from prosecution via stand your ground “is no longer open for debate because that issue was definitely resolved … after a full and fair evidentiary hearing in a ruling that has now been affirmed by this court.”

In his motion for a second stand your ground hearing, defense attorney Bruce Zimet said Alexander would be subject to “manifest injustice” should he not have the opportunity to present new evidence. Daniel said all of what he calls new evidence was presented at trial, including the recanting of statements by Rico Gray’s son, who said he was pressured to lie by his father.

Alexander remains on home detention, having posted $200,000 bond. Her trial is scheduled for Dec. 1.

Read More

I know what some of you will say when you see this pop up on your feed without my commentary.  ”oh, well, it’s Florida, I’m not surprised.”

So, because this is something that is commonplace in Florida, it means we can totally ignore or be completely unfeeling towards our sister’s plight?  

The implications of “oh, it’s just Florida” is many, and the main implication is that it does not provoke you anymore.  And that shouldn’t be how it is.  This should be something that we care about, not something we just completely skim over because “oh well it’s Florida it happens let me just go about my day”.  

You know what else?  This happens so often with black people.  If an injustice happens to a black person somewhere where it would be “unsurprising”, people literally just brush it off.  They stop caring, because it’s common place there.  Only in “liberal” places do people care, but in places where it’s generally “conservative”?  Nope.  No big deal, it’s common, what can you do?  

Marissa Alexander is my sister.  Just because she lives in Florida does not mean you guys get to think, “Oh, well, it’s Florida!”

This is some ridiculous bullshit! The laws are never made to protect black and brown bodies, this judge wants to see her in jail, and that’s that. This is so wrong and something must be done

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emilyissherlocked:

africant:

 vthebookworm:

ragglefraggles:

when they say youre too old for disney

The hop, I can’t. I cackled.

BUT DID YOU NOTICE AURORA

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Natasha Lyonne on The Todd Barry Podcast Live, October 29 (2013)

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