Sunday, May 17, 2015

black progress

"it’s white people who have made progress. to call it black progress suggests we deserved everything that happened to us. the kids my kids grow up with won’t have a hard time picturing my daughters in an executive capacity. that’s progress."
- chris rock

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

privilege


hate bait

 this is a poster in a new york city subway created and paid for by the same folks responsible for the 'cartoon mohammed' contest in texas that got 1 man wounded and 2 men killed (they call themselves the 'american freedom  defense initiative' - officially classified as a hate group by the southern poverty law center).

if it's against the law to shout 'fire' in a movie theater, why isn't hate speech that is designed to cause violence and even murder illegal, too?

Monday, April 27, 2015

superman is clark kent

if superman or spiderman existed in real life, our government would know in just a few days who they really were. all that they would have to do is record the hero's voice, then run that for a match against the trillions of recorded phone calls the nsa has on file - literally every single phone call made from or received by any phone carrier in this country. they already have the software to do so - the documents that edward snowden leaked made that clear.

from there, they could pull a photo or video of the hero in their civilian clothes from their phone or any of the millions of traffic cameras, which they could also use to tell where they were at any given time, because they have facial recognition software now, too.

but, since superheroes are fictional characters, all that the nsa, fbi, cia, and other spy agencies have to look at and listen to are you and i. every minute of the day and night - even on christmas.

these are the things i think about when i walk my 10,000 steps.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

american slavery

the article after the jump is depressing, but it's time to stop pretending that slavery in america is a thing of the past. literally thousands of american kids today are sex slaves, rented and sold by their own families.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jefferson Saw Religion as Mythology

"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. ... But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding...." - Thomas Jefferson (in a letter to Jhn Adams)

US Not a Christian Nation, According to Founding Fathers

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
-John Adams

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

coincidence or crime?


update: each senator that voted for the pipeline received us$250,000 for doing so.