I actually began this blog to help me become better versed on the world both politically and socially.
However, it's grown on me. Like a benign tumor.
Anyway, I'm a seventeen year old senior who's freaking out about college and my lack of cooking skills. I want to shake and rattle all my follow public high school students into caring about the world. And maybe, one day, I will.
lol jk like i have enough backbone for that
Enjoy, and I hope you learn as much as I have from this blog.
Brooklyn dad of eight literally scared to death after arguing with cops
A healthy, 43-year-old Brooklyn father died of a heart attack when police burst into his home at 5 a.m. without a warrant looking for a stolen cell phone. His son “said police continued to search the apartment, checking under beds and piles of clothes — even as blood started coming from his father’s mouth.”
The victim was dead by the time medical help arrived. And the most absurd part? “Cops later found the woman’s cellphone in front of a nearby building on Rockaway Parkway using her Find My iPhone app.”
The cost of living has gone up more than 100% since 1970, and corporate profits have gone up by more than 500%, while wages have stagnated, and nobody bats and eyelash, but if you start talking about wages going up to match everything else, half the country loses its fracking minds about it.
In short - everything must naturally go up except workers’ wages?
The Snowden documents || U.S. citizens’ private data shared with Israeli intelligence, report says
According to a top-secret document provided to The Guardian by Edward Snowden, the NSA shares intelligence with its Israeli counterparts without removing information about U.S. citizens; another document ranks Israel as ‘the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S.’
The U.S. National Security Agency is routinely sharing American citizens’ private data with Israeli intelligence services, a secret document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden shows, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.
According to the report, intelligence being passed by the U.S agency to Israel is likely to include American citizens’ phone calls and emails.
The five-page document which outlines the data-sharing agreement, struck between the two countries in March 2009, repeatedly mentions the need to upkeep American citizens’ constitutional rights to privacy. While stipulating that data passed to Israeli hands must be treated by the Israeli intelligence services in accordance with U.S. law, no legal obligations are attached, the document shows.
Israeli intelligence services are allowed “to disseminate foreign intelligence information concerning U.S. persons derived from raw Sigint [signal intelligence] by NSA,” on the condition that it does so “in a manner that does not identify the U.S. person,” the document, which has been published in full at the Guardian’s website, says.
The revelations over the NSA’s programs have recently been the the focus of intense scrutiny over what is seen as widespread privacy violations.
The Israeli embassy in London responded to the Guardian report, saying “we don’t comment on leaked documents.”
In another top-secret document shared with the Guardian and dated 2008, a senior NSA official is quoted as saying that Israel aggressively spies on the U.S. According to the official, “On the one hand, the Israelis are extraordinarily good Sigint partners for us, but on the other, they target us to learn our positions on Middle East problems… A [National Intelligence Estimate] ranked them as the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S.”
"Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re preborn, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked." ~ George Carlin