A Bitter Optimist :{D

carlboygenius:

Hemp is a Sensible, Sustainable, Highly-Industrializable Plant

We should utilize it. Hemp could solve many problems.

END PROHIBITION. It is NOT just about smoking.

anarchei:

Every Person With Political Power

havocados:

thisbelleisvegan:

sra-foreveralone:

The best post I have ever seen.

I think I just peed my pants out of happiness.

This is what pranks need to look like

tszarina:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

Sorry, reblogging this again because i just want there to be more info about these amazing women - they do SO much more than that! 

tszarina:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

Sorry, reblogging this again because i just want there to be more info about these amazing women - they do SO much more than that

thearmada4231:

This is why I have no friends.

feedyourapathy:

Maps - The Front Bottoms [x]

feedyourapathy:

Maps - The Front Bottoms [x]

thoughtsofallie:

I think this may be a sign that there’s something wrong with the way schools teach

thoughtsofallie:

I think this may be a sign that there’s something wrong with the way schools teach

Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
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beneta:

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right - Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger

Just watched a lady pay with food stamps at the grocery store. She was wearing a very nice North Face coat that I can’t afford. Thanks again Obama.

Found this gem on facebook. I don’t think people understand, it was just Christmas and people get gifts. But no, if you’re poor, you’re not allowed to have a North Face jacket because it might make someone else jealous. There should be a law that if you get a good gift that might make someone jealous and you also receive food stamps, that gift should be revoked by the government immediately and then given to said jealous person because how dare youuuuuu.

And if you dare save up for something expensive you should be allowed to buy it but then you are only allowed to give it to the jealous person who doesn’t receive food stamps. 

But seriously, what is with people making automatic assumptions. “How dare you have your nails done if you’re poor!” “How dare you have a smart phone if you’re poor!” There is a certain standard that people have for those less fortunate. You must dress in squalor and if you dare dress nicely you’re feeding off the system and Obama should be ashamed. 

So I said, “I think in these types of situation it’s best not to assume something about a person you don’t know but instead be grateful that you don’t have to be one at the store in a North Face jacket given to you by your aunt or someone nice being judged because you don’t look poor enough.”

You don’t see poor people doing the opposite. “OMG she can’t even afford a North Face jacket yet she’s buying food. SMDH.”

(via getoutofthewelfaretag)

Just a quick point: Ever get a nice score at a thrift store? I have found Coach purses for $10, Sorel arctic weight boots with tags still on for $20, and a Michael Kors top for $4. Those are just things I can think of off the top of my head.

Also, that jacket or smart phone could be from a time went they were more financially stable. If you have a nice North Face jacket, you aren’t getting rid of that and buying a cheap Walmart coat just to appease the judgmental fucks in the grocery store. You aren’t going to sell all your nice stuff for whatever you can get just so people aren’t bitter when you use your SNAP card.

I pawned a Columbia parka in Wyoming for grocery money once and that was fucking stupid. I didn’t apply for food assistance because I was afraid of being judged. Instead, I wound up with $40, which lasted for almost four weeks, and no coat in -30°F weather. Would that be better? If your answer is yes, you’re an asshole.

(via jackpowerx)

rtamerica:

Congress secretly approves sending small arms to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels
Congressional lawmakers have quietly authorized sending small arms, an assorted variety of rockets, and financial backing to so-called “moderate” rebels fighting in Syria’s civil war, according to a new report.
American and European security officials told Reuters that the US will provide anti-tank rockets, but nothing as deadly as shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles (known as MANPADs), which can be used to bring down military or civilian aircraft.
Legislators voted in closed-door meetings to fund the opposition forces through September 30, the end of the US government’s fiscal year. The decision is an about-face from congressional debates last year, in which the same committees were reluctant to supply arms over concerns that American weapons would wind up in the hands of radical Islamists fighting in the region, the Al-Qaeda-backed Al-Nusra being the most well known.

rtamerica:

Congress secretly approves sending small arms to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

Congressional lawmakers have quietly authorized sending small arms, an assorted variety of rockets, and financial backing to so-called “moderate” rebels fighting in Syria’s civil war, according to a new report.

American and European security officials told Reuters that the US will provide anti-tank rockets, but nothing as deadly as shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles (known as MANPADs), which can be used to bring down military or civilian aircraft.

Legislators voted in closed-door meetings to fund the opposition forces through September 30, the end of the US government’s fiscal year. The decision is an about-face from congressional debates last year, in which the same committees were reluctant to supply arms over concerns that American weapons would wind up in the hands of radical Islamists fighting in the region, the Al-Qaeda-backed Al-Nusra being the most well known.