the-liberty-republican:

libertarian-conservative:

lastnightdamn:

Joan Rivers speaks her mind on the current Gaza-Israel conflict and Selena Gomez, who has posted a pro-Gaza post on her Twitter account. Watch the full video.

hahahahaha this is great

I love Joan rivers

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proudblackconservative:

noiselesspatientspider:

peaceful-moon:

laughing-trees:


In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.  For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done. The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.  But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes. The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.” Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia! NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.
vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
"noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.
this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.
Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.
(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)
Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.
Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.


THANK.
So sick of posts like these. 

proudblackconservative:

noiselesspatientspider:

peaceful-moon:

laughing-trees:

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.

  • vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
  • picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
  • made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
  • "noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.

this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.

Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.

(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)

Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.

Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.

THANK.

So sick of posts like these. 

(Source: enigmatic-being)

kelincihutan:

krungle:

proudblackconservative:

ikazed:

proudblackconservative:

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What’s wrong with stem cell research? Seriously…that is the key to solving a lot of genetic problems…

Note that I said *embryonic* stem cell research. Killing…

oh-snap-pro-lifers:

the-last-crusade:

fandomsandconservativelogic:

This is Tim, owner of Tim’s Place. He has Down Syndrome, but he’s not sad or suffering. He’s happy and loving, and he shares that love with everyone he meets through his restaurant, where he says the hugs are more important than the food. 

Richard Dawkins said yesterday on Twitter that, if you have the choice, bringing people like Tim into the world is immoral. He recommends having preborn babies who might end up like Tim ripped apart in the womb or given a heart-attack-inducing drug. That’s the moral and civilized thing to do, he says. 

The twitter user who had originally asked him what he thought then continued to ask whether people with Autism should be aborted before birth if the mother knows while she’s still pregnant. He says that people with Autism have a lot to contribute, while people like Tim don’t.

So apparently, your contribution to society is what makes you valuable. Or is it your emotions

Dawkins was quick to cover his tracks, insisting that he didn’t wish that anyone currently living with DS had been aborted. 

But his comments still stand. He hasn’t backed down from what he thinks “the right thing to do” after a prenatal DS diagnosis is. In Dawkins’ view, it’s immoral to bring someone like Tim into the world. Despite the fact that our ability to care for people with DS has greatly increased over the last few decades and people with DS now have a much greater quality of life, it’s apparently immoral for their mothers not to kill them in the womb.

If Dawkins had his way, we’d be facing a future without people like Tim. I don’t want that. Do you?

There is a reason you don’t see babies with Downs Syndrome too much anymore. We’re killing them.

90% of them, I believe.

Another reason why Richard Dawkins needs a cactus forced through his urethra.

Unprofessionalism aside- immoral?? To let a human being?? Continue to live??? Immoral to bring a beautiful loving child into a world where they will be cared for and showered with love????

I call myself pro life but there’s a part of me that doesn’t take that stance with people like him (and terrorists and evil policemen and nurses that abuse the elderly) but that’s my problem I guess.

Seriously though. If that’s true….

That Martha must’ve done you good.

(Source: badwollf, via sherlockings)

stele3:

Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.

Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.

People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.

Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”

Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.

SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.

(Source: whatwhiteswillneverknow, via midsummersdream10)

conservativelibrarian:

Where is the honor in murder?

conservativelibrarian:

Where is the honor in murder?

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fatal-conceit:

Obviously, foreign exploitation is part of the story, but that’s certainly not all of it.
The fact that many low-developed African (and elsewhere) countries are so rich in resources yet so poor is due to a phenomena economists call “resource curse" or the "paradox of plenty.”
The fact is the wealth of resources is not what makes countries rich; as Adam Smith said it is how the resources are allocated and used with things like the divsion of labour and economic freedom that determines why some countries are rich and others are poor. (After all, the full title of Smith’s work was An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.) And what determines those factors in growth are institutions like protection of property rights, rule of law, stable money and prices, openness to trade, and competitive markets.
Note, however, that the government has to allow these institutions to take place. In resource-rich countries, however, the government can simply loot the resources from the private sector and sell it to other nations for profit. The government faces no incentive to adopt sound institutions. resource-poor countries, however, government faces greater incentive to raise revenues by adopting sound institutions for economic growth. This is why resource-poor countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan are often so wealthy.
Here’s a great (and recent) paper from the Cato Institute analyzing how property rights lead to resource misallocation in Africa.

fatal-conceit:

Obviously, foreign exploitation is part of the story, but that’s certainly not all of it.

The fact that many low-developed African (and elsewhere) countries are so rich in resources yet so poor is due to a phenomena economists call “resource curse" or the "paradox of plenty.”

The fact is the wealth of resources is not what makes countries rich; as Adam Smith said it is how the resources are allocated and used with things like the divsion of labour and economic freedom that determines why some countries are rich and others are poor. (After all, the full title of Smith’s work was An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.) And what determines those factors in growth are institutions like protection of property rights, rule of law, stable money and prices, openness to trade, and competitive markets.

Note, however, that the government has to allow these institutions to take place. In resource-rich countries, however, the government can simply loot the resources from the private sector and sell it to other nations for profit. The government faces no incentive to adopt sound institutions. resource-poor countries, however, government faces greater incentive to raise revenues by adopting sound institutions for economic growth. This is why resource-poor countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan are often so wealthy.

Here’s a great (and recent) paper from the Cato Institute analyzing how property rights lead to resource misallocation in Africa.

(Source: anukkinearthwalker, via americas-liberty)

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roolph:

Ed being all mushy on the sly

inspired by my post from a hundred years ago

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