He’s a judge’s son, the police haven’t contacted Trayvon’s friend he was on the phone with at the time, the prosecutor blocked the manslaughter charge, and now this? CAN THIS GET ANY SHADIER? WHAT OTHER FRESH BULLSHIT CAN BE STREWN?
Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It’s part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the Internet.
Songs from Southern Journey make up a good chunk of my most played list.
Below are just the pertinent numbers but click to read the whole article. I love (as in, hate) the colonialist and dehumanizing tone in it
The new rate, which represents an increase of around 40 per cent, will be applied nationwide next year… In China during the first three months of this year alone, workers’ wages rose more than 10 per cent, reaching $230 a month in Shanghai, $240 in Shenzhen and $200 in Beijing. In Manila, the minimum wage is about $10 per day, and in Jakarta, it is about $169 per month, after recent increases. The Vietnamese government in October raised the minimum wage from $66 a month to $94, a 42 per cent jump. In Cambodia and Myanmar, average monthly wages are still low at $66 and $50, respectively. Malaysia has no minimum wage yet, but Prime Minister Najib Razak was expected to announce one soon, perhaps on May 1. It is likely to be set at between $266-300 a month.
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a set of landmark greenhouse gas regulations that will surely have every coal country politician, from the hills to Appalachia to the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, sputtering mad. The rule will require new power plants to emit about 43 percent less carbon dioxide than today’s coal-fired generators. Natural gas plants already meet this requirement. Read more.
“Let’s be honest, the world would simply be a better place for Animals if people like Animal researchers, slaughterhouse workers and even non-Vegans were disposed of. It’s kind of difficult to harm an Animal if you’re dead.” -Walter Bond, City Council Member of Clown Town, USA
Thanks SPLC, for reminding me that extremist assholes are everywhere.
He never stated he wanted that to happen, just the blatant fact that IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR THE ANIMALS. He was merely pointing out the obvious. You’re just getting hysterically defensive over it because it challenges your lifestyle.
You know, I admit it. I tagged this post “vegan” to do some trolling and oh man, I got a bite!
This does not mean it is an entirely untrue story, everyone! Do not use this as an excuse to feel any less guilty about how your desire for cheap, constantly improving technology oppresses and exploits foreign laborers, she types from her MacBook Pro while checking her texts on her iPhone.
Here’s your daily serving of Prison Industrial Complex:
Cook County makes money on each call and not just a little money. Using the Freedom of Information Act I got a copy of the contract between the county and Securus Technologies, the company that operates the jail phone service. The contract requires Securus to pay 57.5 percent of the revenue from phone calls back to the county. Last year that netted the county government more than $3.6 million. In the last three years under this contract the county has pulled in about $12 million from inmates making calls out of the county jail, according to numbers supplied by the county. It’s like the ultimate command economy. The county locks up the inmate. In order to communicate with family and arrange their defense, the inmate has to use the phones. Cook County has given an exclusive contract to Securus, which sets the phone rates and prohibits any competition, and then the county gets more than half of the revenue generated.
The seismic readings of the earthquake that triggered the 2011 Japan Tsunami rendered in awe-inspiring, frightening ambient sounds. I did not make this and cannot find the original source so please clue me in if you know.
The Texas semi-trucks, transporting 1.25 Million-dollar “Treater Vessels” used in oil, gas and element separation, were stopped in their tracks as they approached the human roadblock. The human roadblock that featured two Lakota grandmothers: Renabelle Bad Cob Standing Bear (in her wheelchair) and Marie Randal (in her 90s). The drivers were questioned by those forming the blockade as to why they were crossing Oglala lands. One of the drivers responded that they did not know they were crossing Indian land, only that they were following company directives regarding their assigned routes and that their Canadian Corporation had received this particular route information as a result of a partnership with the State of South Dakota, whose elected officials have always supported the Keystone XL pipeline… South Dakota affirmed to Oglala Vice President Tom Poor Bear that indeed the State was involved with planning such route, ostensibly without consulting the Oglala Lakota Nation. The heavy-hauling trucks were allegedly cutting through Oglala country in attempts to avoid a $50,000.00 per-truck-fee to pass through using State of South Dakota roadways.
Invisible Children has been condemned time and time again. As a registered not-for-profit, its finances are public. Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services (page 6), with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production.
How to eat an Oreo properly, forge a signature, and get rid of a song stuck in your head. Plus: we get a song stuck in your head in the penultimate round of our World’s Best Worst Song Contest. [Image credit: Bruno & Lígia Rodrigues, davipt on Flickr, Creative Commons]
Me! I’m on this! Listen to this episode and then listen to all the other episodes of How To Do Everything. It’ll make you smarter than college.