Saturday, August 8, 2015

the definition of evil

"evil is painting people with a brush and pretending that they're not people anymore - no matter whether it's you holding the brush or someone else." (david patrick maurer)

Friday, July 31, 2015

matthew 6:5

"and when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.”

Sunday, July 26, 2015

recent extinctions

we are in the middle of the 6th mass extinction in the earth's history. here is a list of the animals that have gone extinct in just the last 100 years.

Friday, July 24, 2015

states with most guns have most gun deaths

roughly 32% of american households have guns. this is down significantly from 20 years ago, and follows a 3 decade drop in the u.s. crime rate. another interesting fact: the states with the highest gun ownership also have the highest death rates due to guns.

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.