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karishustad:

Joakim Noah finds out it is snowing outside.

Me too, Joakim. Me too.

To summarize why one of Montana’s abortion clinic’s just closed: The building it was in was bought out and the new owner didn’t renew the lease. The new owner was the ED of a “crisis pregnancy center,” Hope Pregnancy Ministries. Not only that, when the clinic moved to a new spot, they were broken into and vandalized beyond repair a few weeks later by a board member of Hope’s son.

To summarize why one of Montana’s abortion clinic’s just closed: The building it was in was bought out and the new owner didn’t renew the lease. The new owner was the ED of a “crisis pregnancy center,” Hope Pregnancy Ministries. Not only that, when the clinic moved to a new spot, they were broken into and vandalized beyond repair a few weeks later by a board member of Hope’s son.

Friday!

Friday!

(via buzzfeed)

➜ Video: 'Get your arse out, mate': we turn the tables on everyday sexism | theguardian.com

First of all: It is wrong to harass people, period. While a good visual, it feels like this is just victimizing these men and confusing them, since this is likely the first time they’ve experienced something like this. And no matter who you are, harassment sucks.

That said, observations! I wonder what number of these dudes have harassed women like this. The very last man seems like he has experience being the victim of it. The response of the construction workers (which is funny, I’ve never been harassed by construction workers to my knowledge) makes me think they know what’s up. Where I see “tables being turned” is where the man does not walk away from her stare at the railing because she is obviously not a threat. Flip that and many women will be outta there so fast.

Variations that I imagine but am not really advocating for since I think it’s wrong but go ahead, Leah Green: this being done by a “less attractive” woman and more situations like the hardware store, where men are subtly told they are inferior. It would be interesting to see her brought in as some sort of consultant in an office space (and this way you could get limited consent), talking to the men like they are interns.

My name is Silvia and I’m a hater.

*Applause*

teamvocalo:

Hi, I’m Silvia, Managing Director of Vocalo.

I often find myself saying things like:
  • I hate the way big media portrays our communities.
  • I hate the way that commercial radio stations play the same songs over and over again.
  • I hate that big media doesn’t engage our communities on issues that impact them on a day-to-day basis.
  • I hate that big media doesn’t celebrate our cultural diversity.
  • I’m a hater.
But let me tell you what I do love. Vocalo.

Vocalo is a special type of media. We’re the change we wish to see in our media landscape. We’re a service dedicated to engaging our communities with thoughtful discussions and diverse cultural expressions. We create our programming with you (and us) in mind.

If you love Vocalo too, I’m asking you to show us some love. I need 150 people to step up for Vocalo by this Friday and make a donation. We’ve already heard from 47, and now I need to hear from you. 

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Plus, if you make a $4 a month donation, we’ll show you some love by giving you a ticket to our celebratory end of pledge drive event this Friday night, the #hatersball. The party will take place at the Chop Shop and will feature music from JC Brooks, the Vocalo DJ Collective and DJ Ayana Contreras. You’ll also get to nosh on some delicious food and enjoy craft cocktails from Johnny Costello of the Berkshire Room.

Most importantly, you’ll get to meet the most dynamic team in public media. We love what we do, and hope you do too.

Love,

Silvia

Silvia Rivera
Manager Director
Vocalo

P.S. You can donate online right here.
➜ Winners and losers from the McCutcheon v. FEC ruling

American Democracy, what’s happening to you?

April 1, 2014: Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls, Nico Alvarado

april-is:

Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls
Nico Alvarado

You want to know what it was like?
It was like my whole life had a fever.
Whole acres of me were on fire.
The sun talked dirty in my ear all night.
I couldn’t drive past a wheatfield without doing it violence.
I couldn’t even look at a bridge.
I used to go out in the brush sometimes,
So far out there no one could hear me,
And just burn.
I felt all right then.
I couldn’t hurt anyone else.
I was just a pillar of fire.
It wasn’t the burning so much as the loneliness.
It wasn’t the loneliness so much as the fear of being alone.
Christ look at you pouring from the rocks.
You’re so cold you’re boiling over.
You’ve got stars in your hair.
I don’t want to be around you.
I don’t want to drink you in.
I want to walk into the heart of you
And never walk back out.

I think dancing is one of the best things anyone can do for themselves. And it doesn’t cost anything.
this summer is gonna be all about throwing your drink in someone’s face when you get mad.

Pacific Wonderland Inc.
➜ Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace - The Washington Post

Starting in about mid-April, people will no longer be able to get extensions through HealthCare.gov. After that, consumers will be able to request one through one of the federally sponsored call centers nationwide. At that point, the grounds for an extension will become narrower, matching rules for special enrollment periods that have existed for the past few months. Those include people who have a new baby, are getting a divorce, lose a job with health insurance, or had a technical problem signing up for coverage through HealthCare.gov.

chicagopubliclibrary:

His First Library Card!
It’s first library card Tuesday! Today we feature Kaylan proudly showing us his library card he received at our Bucktown Wicker Park Branch. Welcome to the Library Kaylan, we are thrilled to have you as a member!

chicagopubliclibrary:

His First Library Card!

It’s first library card Tuesday! Today we feature Kaylan proudly showing us his library card he received at our Bucktown Wicker Park Branch. Welcome to the Library Kaylan, we are thrilled to have you as a member!

Wow, screw you, United. Despite their many failings, at least American does this for free.

Wow, screw you, United. Despite their many failings, at least American does this for free.

➜ A Stillborn Child, A Charge of Murder and the Disputed Case Law on ‘Fetal Harm’ - ProPublica

This is the worst thing you are going to read all week!

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