adventuresinlearning:

name-em-shame-em:

that-cherokee-bitch:

deanpaints:

On January 12, 2010, one day after his 18th birthday, CAPA High School honors student Jordan Trent Miles was ambushed by three plain clothes Pittsburgh police officers, who failed to identify themselves and approached him aggressively. The officers did not say “Stop! Police!”, they jumped out of an unmarked vehicle, one of them yelling “Where’s your money? Where’s the drugs? Where’s the gun?” Miles, never before in trouble with the police and thinking he was being robbed, began to run, and slipped on the icy sidewalk. The officers overtook Miles and administered a brutal beating that left him unrecognizable, ripping dreadlocks out of his head, and continuing to beat him as he lay on the ground after their initial assault, stammering the Lord’s Prayer. There can be no explaining away or excusing what was done to Miles.

The police officers lied about what happened, claiming there was a bulge in his pocket they assumed was a gun but “turned out to be a Mountain Dew bottle”. No bottle was ever entered into evidence, and Jordan and his friends will tell you he doesn’t even drink the soda. The officers also attempted to claim a neighbor reported him as a prowler and attempted to bring assault charges against Miles, which were tossed out of court when the neighbor said she did no such thing. Despite all this, the City of Pittsburgh went on to reward these violent officers with a commendation and, during their suspension, paid them more than they earned while working. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh DA has not brought charges and the Justice Department announced on May 4th, 2011 that it would not prosecute the three officers. The mayor and police chief announced on May 5th that the three officers would be returning to work.

“I feel that my son was racially profiled,” Terez Miles said. “It’s a rough neighborhood; it was after dark. … They assumed he was up to no good because he’s black. My son, he knows nothing about the streets at all. He’s had a very sheltered life, he’s very quiet, he doesn’t know police officers sit in cars and stalk people like that.”

http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/

this is exactly what i’m talking about.

look at the pathetic amount of notes on this. why can’t this get coverage? i don’t give a shit about another missing white girl.

Omg :-/

It’s a sad fact, but for every Trayvon Martin, where the nation rises up and cries for justice, there a dozens of Jordan Miles and Marissa Alexanders. Jordan needs justice, but we can’t stop with having the police officers who assaulted him jailed. Our society needs to change. We need to stop seeing black men and thinking “criminal,” we need to stop seeing black women and thinking “it was her own fault.” 

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// Republican Congressman Steve King compares immigrants to hunting dogs//

univisionnews:

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Iowa Representative Steve King supports Arizona style immigration policies.

By MANUEL RUEDA

A Conservative Iowa congressman angered civil rights groups this week, after comparing US immigration policy to the process of selecting a hunting dog.  

During a campaign event in Pocahontas Iowa, Representative Steve King, who is running for re-election, said that US immigration officials should focus on attracting “the cream of the crop,” to the country, and should pick out the top dogs from “donor countries.”

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(Source: thisisfusion)

ourpresidents:

Buddy the dog swimming in the fountain at the White House
 If you need more adorable pet pictures for your Tuesday, check out our Flickr stream where the William J. Clinton Presidential Library has just added lots of great Buddy pictures to the First Family’s Pets collection. 
Who is your favorite White House pet?

ourpresidents:

Buddy the dog swimming in the fountain at the White House

If you need more adorable pet pictures for your Tuesday, check out our Flickr stream where the William J. Clinton Presidential Library has just added lots of great Buddy pictures to the First Family’s Pets collection.

Who is your favorite White House pet?

good:

If you’re graduating from college this year, we apologize: Before being pushed off into the shaky job market, you’ll likely be forced to sit through a commencement speech filled with platitudes and vague advice, usually delivered by someone too old and famous to remember what it’s like to be young and broke. So we asked comedian Baratunde Thurston, porn actor James Deen, tech reporter Jenna Wortham, novelist Emma Straub, and Das Racist’s Victor Vazquez to tell us what 2012 graduates really need to know.
Read their real-talk advice for new graduates here.

good:

If you’re graduating from college this year, we apologize: Before being pushed off into the shaky job market, you’ll likely be forced to sit through a commencement speech filled with platitudes and vague advice, usually delivered by someone too old and famous to remember what it’s like to be young and broke. So we asked comedian Baratunde Thurston, porn actor James Deen, tech reporter Jenna Wortham, novelist Emma Straub, and Das Racist’s Victor Vazquez to tell us what 2012 graduates really need to know.

Read their real-talk advice for new graduates here.

good:

This week, our hippie living columnist investigated the science behind the juice cleanse craze. Austin dietician Jenny Leman served up some scientific real talk. “Your colon has been evolving for thousands of years,” she told us. “It’s completely capable of detoxing itself.” But if you’re set on joining the liquid lobby, “there are ways to do it where it’s not the worst thing in the world.”
Here’s our guide to going on a juice cleanse that won’t make you want to die.

good:

This week, our hippie living columnist investigated the science behind the juice cleanse craze. Austin dietician Jenny Leman served up some scientific real talk. “Your colon has been evolving for thousands of years,” she told us. “It’s completely capable of detoxing itself.” But if you’re set on joining the liquid lobby, “there are ways to do it where it’s not the worst thing in the world.”

Here’s our guide to going on a juice cleanse that won’t make you want to die.

nprfreshair:

50 Years of Government Spending, in 1 Graph
(via 50 Years of Government Spending, In 1 Graph : Planet Money : NPR)

nprfreshair:

50 Years of Government Spending, in 1 Graph

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nprfreshair:

50 Years of Government Spending, in 1 Graph
(via 50 Years of Government Spending, In 1 Graph : Planet Money : NPR)

nprfreshair:

50 Years of Government Spending, in 1 Graph

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ucsdhealthsciences:

Bacillus subtilis 
A big step writ small
Microbial colonies are tiny cities of life. Understanding how they work – their integrated chemistry, genomics and phenotypes – has long been a sort of “holy grail” among microbiologists.
A step in that direction is reported this week by Pieter C. Dorrestein, PhD, associate professor at the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and colleagues in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The scientists describe a new, highly sensitive, broadly applicable and cost-effective technique using mass spectrometry to profile the metabolic activity of live microbes directly from a Petri dish without any sample preparation.
Though most people will never see it at work, the new visualization platform is a significant advance in understanding the space and time dynamics of interacting microbial colonies and communities. It’s a big step writ small, akin perhaps to the qualitative difference between studying a dinosaur fossil and watching a whole herd of frolicking sauropods.

ucsdhealthsciences:

Bacillus subtilis

A big step writ small

Microbial colonies are tiny cities of life. Understanding how they work – their integrated chemistry, genomics and phenotypes – has long been a sort of “holy grail” among microbiologists.

A step in that direction is reported this week by Pieter C. Dorrestein, PhD, associate professor at the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and colleagues in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The scientists describe a new, highly sensitive, broadly applicable and cost-effective technique using mass spectrometry to profile the metabolic activity of live microbes directly from a Petri dish without any sample preparation.

Though most people will never see it at work, the new visualization platform is a significant advance in understanding the space and time dynamics of interacting microbial colonies and communities. It’s a big step writ small, akin perhaps to the qualitative difference between studying a dinosaur fossil and watching a whole herd of frolicking sauropods.

newsweek:

So apparently every actor who’s ever appeared on Lost has been arrested or ticketed for doing something wrong behind the wheel. Says Sawyer: “First of all we’re on an island, which means it’s very easily patrolled. And we happen to be famous. I told ’em they should be embarrassed about giving me a ticket for doing 53 in a 35 zone. I mean, come on! Go catch real criminals!”

newsweek:

So apparently every actor who’s ever appeared on Lost has been arrested or ticketed for doing something wrong behind the wheel. Says Sawyer: “First of all we’re on an island, which means it’s very easily patrolled. And we happen to be famous. I told ’em they should be embarrassed about giving me a ticket for doing 53 in a 35 zone. I mean, come on! Go catch real criminals!”

a loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge

by: Thomas Carlyle