theludicrousrival:

laliberty:

Marijuana stops child’s severe seizures

*gently places this here and waits for someone to take it and get all self righteous-y knowing and freak the fuck out over it.*

This is fantastic. There’s a lot of controversy about how a great portion of medical marijuana users are people with mild to moderate mood disorders or anxiety but seeing stories like this really remind me (and I hope others) that medical marijuana is a great thing. And a lot of people don’t realize that medical marijuana can and should be bred differently than recreational marijuana, for its medical properties rather than its psychoactive ones. If they realized that then they’d be so much more open to it.

(Source : laliberty)

Thinking about that earlier post dealing with the US and genocide. Denying genocide is something powerful countries always do. Japan has Nanking. Australia has the Aboriginals. Turkey has Armenia. Russia has the Holodomor. The list goes on… and on.. and on. It’s easy to deny it when you’re in power. But when it happens in poor countries like Rwanda the powerful countries intervene just when its too late and make a show about how “barbarous” the people are when its white people who created fucked up situations there in the first place. Denial of genocide is why genocide is occurring right now.

cease-and-de-cis:

nezua:

4thcoming:

From Being Liberal on Facebook.

i wonder how many gallons of milk oscar grant is worth? 3? 4? 10? 10 is enough, right? no, true. that’s insulting. okay… 100 gallons? no? shit. well. hm. are 1000 hand delivered milks enough to balance out being shot while innocent and pinned to the ground on your face? no? no…i guess that’s silly. 1000 gallons of milk for a life? i’m sorry. that was rude. let’s…let’s make it an even million. one million gallons of milk for an innocent life, and it’s even. one million gallons of milk and we’ll let that one go. what? really??? come on! i mean…okay. true. how about ten million, then? ten million gallons of milk to jam you up you with a broken toilet plunger, like Abner Louima? that’s fair, right? 
okay. whew. done with that one! you drive a tough bargain, freedom cops! but…what about Amadou Diallo? damn. and how many tons of milk do we deliver for the assassination of the Black Panthers by the US government via police? did you bring enough cows? are they healthy? i mean, how many swollen cow udders will buoy up the mothers of millions of black and brown boys shuffled into prison even while the courts and cops knew they were acting on hate? i don’t think those two gallons are gonna do it, bro. 

Yeah, what the heck about this means that we aren’t living in a racist police state?  Just because an individual police officer occasionally is nice to someone doesn’t mean anything.
Side note, look at his scowling face.  I just find it funny that this angry face cop is now the police posterboy for Being Liberal. HAH.

cease-and-de-cis:

nezua:

4thcoming:

From Being Liberal on Facebook.

i wonder how many gallons of milk oscar grant is worth? 3? 4? 10? 10 is enough, right? no, true. that’s insulting. okay… 100 gallons? no? shit. well. hm. are 1000 hand delivered milks enough to balance out being shot while innocent and pinned to the ground on your face? no? no…i guess that’s silly. 1000 gallons of milk for a life? i’m sorry. that was rude. let’s…let’s make it an even million. one million gallons of milk for an innocent life, and it’s even. one million gallons of milk and we’ll let that one go. what? really??? come on! i mean…okay. true. how about ten million, then? ten million gallons of milk to jam you up you with a broken toilet plunger, like Abner Louima? that’s fair, right? 

okay. whew. done with that one! you drive a tough bargain, freedom cops! but…what about Amadou Diallo? damn. and how many tons of milk do we deliver for the assassination of the Black Panthers by the US government via police? did you bring enough cows? are they healthy? i mean, how many swollen cow udders will buoy up the mothers of millions of black and brown boys shuffled into prison even while the courts and cops knew they were acting on hate? i don’t think those two gallons are gonna do it, bro. 

Yeah, what the heck about this means that we aren’t living in a racist police state?  Just because an individual police officer occasionally is nice to someone doesn’t mean anything.

Side note, look at his scowling face.  I just find it funny that this angry face cop is now the police posterboy for Being Liberal. HAH.

note-a-bear:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

greybanshee:

stfueverything:

bspolitics:

amprog:

The value of the minimum wage is LOWER than it was in the 1960’s.

Remember this next time someone tries to say those pushing for a higher minimum wage are “whiny” or “entitled”.

cost of living goes up…. while wages literally go down.

Mind-bogglingly insane.

If you argue against raising the minimum wage, you are literally arguing that some workers do not deserve to live out of poverty, despite having jobs.
No other way around it.

And if that’s your argument, don’t you ever dare say a word about people needing to work harder.

note-a-bear:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

greybanshee:

stfueverything:

bspolitics:

amprog:

The value of the minimum wage is LOWER than it was in the 1960’s.

Remember this next time someone tries to say those pushing for a higher minimum wage are “whiny” or “entitled”.

cost of living goes up…. while wages literally go down.

Mind-bogglingly insane.

If you argue against raising the minimum wage, you are literally arguing that some workers do not deserve to live out of poverty, despite having jobs.

No other way around it.

And if that’s your argument, don’t you ever dare say a word about people needing to work harder.

cease-and-de-cis:

queerboiswag:

ghastlycorpse:

I’m very freaking aware that T will make me look male. I’m very certain that I want top surgery and very aware that once it has been improved upon, bottom surgery. I am a GUY who happens to be genderqueer as well. I’m not just genderqueer. There is a fucking difference.

I hate that people automatically think that when you say you are genderqueer it means you want to be androgynous… as a transmasculine genderqueer its really fucking annoying… I mean I don’t feel like either but from the very beginning I knew I wanted to be on T and I wanted to get top surgery…. Many binary trans peeps act like every genderqueer person doesn’t know what the fuck they are doing.

Wow that was tremendously rude of them.  I’m sorry people were doing that.
Also that whole “going through HRT is supposed to make you look male, not somewhere in between” is such BS.  I’m genderqueer and I’m going to be on HRT however heck long I want to be.  I know I can’t control the effects and I accept that, but just because I don’t want to look 100% male doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have access to it.  I know what I’m doing, you know what you’re doing, and it’s fucked up that even other trans people act like we can’t understand what HRT does just because we’re non-binary.

cease-and-de-cis:

queerboiswag:

ghastlycorpse:

I’m very freaking aware that T will make me look male. I’m very certain that I want top surgery and very aware that once it has been improved upon, bottom surgery. I am a GUY who happens to be genderqueer as well. I’m not just genderqueer. There is a fucking difference.

I hate that people automatically think that when you say you are genderqueer it means you want to be androgynous… as a transmasculine genderqueer its really fucking annoying… I mean I don’t feel like either but from the very beginning I knew I wanted to be on T and I wanted to get top surgery…. Many binary trans peeps act like every genderqueer person doesn’t know what the fuck they are doing.

Wow that was tremendously rude of them.  I’m sorry people were doing that.

Also that whole “going through HRT is supposed to make you look male, not somewhere in between” is such BS.  I’m genderqueer and I’m going to be on HRT however heck long I want to be.  I know I can’t control the effects and I accept that, but just because I don’t want to look 100% male doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have access to it.  I know what I’m doing, you know what you’re doing, and it’s fucked up that even other trans people act like we can’t understand what HRT does just because we’re non-binary.

Why do you always talk about all the bad things that Americans do? Why can't you talk about some of the good things? You always seem like such a Debby Downer on America. I'm a liberal and I'm as "Merica"-esque as most conservatives (minus the bigotry and guns). Yes this country has some problems, but there is a lot of good, too. A little blind patriotism never hurt anyone.

@Anonyme

seriouslyamerica:

[tw: genocide]

"blind

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patriotism

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never

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Get the fuck out of here, you’re exactly the reason the word “liberal” in the context of US politics makes me want to vomit. 

Reminder that this is equally relevant to Britain and France, and that’s just to name the obvious two.

The truth about this whole Julie Gunn mess. PLEASE REBLOG

peachyyblossoms:

Let’s talk about something here, please?

So I’m 100% sure you guys have knowledge of that whole drama that’s been going on about this one story of Julia Gunn and her supposed suicide. Well…let’s think about that. Seems legit cause Justin’s an asshole and ‘even if it isn’t true, let’s hate on him cause we’re all fucking sure he would definitely do that anyways’ right? WRONG. First of all, let’s look at the picture of the supposed suicidal girl, shall we?

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Julie Gunn, right?

Killed herself after Justin allegedly called her a ‘Beached Whale’ and told her she should be on ‘the biggest loser’. Okay. Well…having done my research, there were actually A LOT of eyewitnesses that claimed this was not true. (yet, you delusional idiots chose to believe this. “National Report.net story stating a girl killed herself over Bieber is a satirical post and not a factual one, which is why it is not carried by any news outlets" http://www.inquisitr.com/1063213/justin-bieber-beached-whale-claim-further-discredited/)

Anyways, moving on.

Justin Bieber, 'Beached Whale'

This girl, Dore Larking, was the only girl that Justin talked to, according to eyewitnesses and sources from Justin’s team:

"An eyewitness at the pool said there was a fan that was trying to get into Justin’s VIP pool area where he was hanging with his entire entourage, the girl tried to get close to Bieber but his bodyguards turned the girl away. Other than this dissed fan, the eyewitness told us Bieber stuck to his entourage and didn’t really wanna interact with anyone but a blonde girl he was photographed quayside flirting with" - HollyScoop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dzwUXX78IQ

So basically according to this, people believe that there was never really any confrontation between Justin and a fan, much less any with him calling anyone a beached whale. (And take into account that this isn’t a ‘satirical’ site.) Most probably a story made up by a fan who was angry.

In addition, other than the already popular insult Justin allegedly threw at the girl (“beached whale”, and “you should be in the biggest loser”, if you don’t recall),

"A second, unnamed witness subsequently quoted by News.com.au, alleged Justin made a gesture with his hands “to imitate a large belly as he spoke to the long-haired girl.”

Notably, Robinett [the individual who started the whole story] didn’t mention this alleged gesture to News.com.au in her original account.

In a later radio interview Robinett added another alleged ‘detail,’ claiming Bieber cursed at the girl by the pool — repeatedly.

The second, unnamed witness didn’t recall any profanity whatsoever.

http://www.inquisitr.com/1063213/justin-bieber-beached-whale-claim-further-discredited/#BA25oI80eA5bpvoW.99

So to sum it up, this story doesn’t really connect. Robinett is saying one story, while the second eyewitness is saying another. If this wasn’t about Justin, you would’ve already figured it was fake. But of course, ‘Justin is an asshole so I doubt he didn’t do this’. ha ha ha ha HA HA.

If that doesn’t already tell you this whole thing is fake, this should.

Bringing this back again…

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Doesn’t she look like her?

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Red hair, same body structure, same face structure….I hope you get what i’m getting at here.

There’s evidence that this girl is not in fact Julie Gunn. Her name is Cherries and she is a BBW model

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This should probably tell you that this is in fact a lie.

To prove it, here are her sites

Tumblr: http://chubbycherries.tumblr.com/tagged/me/page/2

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cherriies

Official Site (I think?): http://www.bigcuties.com/cherries/

Still think this is true?

You can fight, be a dumbass and say Justin is an asshole all you fucking want, but to be so ready to blame him for something that didn’t happen…there must be something wrong with you.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, cause honestly this is all just such bullshit.

I was really skeptical when I couldn’t find any articles on legitimate sites (especially no Australian news) but it seems that this is definitely not a real story. I really wouldn’t put it past Justin Bieber but making up a story like this is disgusting (for the girl’s sake, not that twerp).

datarep:

Obamacare vs. Philippines Typhoon: how cable news covered two big stories

datarep:

Obamacare vs. Philippines Typhoon: how cable news covered two big stories

apersnicketylemon:

badluckchick:

I’m going to say my honest opinion that I don’t support abortion at all. I don’t think there is one reason why you should kill something so beautiful.
1) you can’t support yourself: my mom had 3 kids and my dad got arrested. She didn’t go to college and barely graduated. You can do it. It’s hard but it was your decision to have sex in the first place.
2) you were raped: this is a very terrible thing but it’s not the baby’s fault. The baby is not a rapist. If you don’t want it give it up for adoption. And if your traumatized for having a “monster” baby then go to counseling.
3) your too young: THEN DONT HAVE SEX.
4) incest: go back to number 2.
Anymore reasons list them and I can think of many solutions.

1) Your mother might have been poor with raising 3 children (mine was too), but I’m willing to bet it was her choice to remain pregnant and parent you all. Her choice is not the best choice for everyone. Yes, abortion can be selfish in a way, but so is parenting and so is adopting. They are all uniquely selfish, and what one person chooses is not necessarily right for the next.

2) Rape victims who become pregnant and are denied abortion generally commit suicide long before viability. So congrats, you cost the survivor of a violent assault by denying them the same right their rapist denied them (Hope you feel super good about yourself)

3)Married people, young people, older people all have abortions. The youngest recorded pregnancy happened to a five year old and she was denied abortion. The event was severely traumatising, both mentally and physically for her. It was a miracle she survived. Others are not so lucky, so shut your mouth, risk of dying in labour is increased when you’re too young.

4) Incest increases the likelyhood of severe abnormalities.

You want to give solutions? Here’s a list of things adoption and ‘just don’t have sex’ won’t fix:

Cancer, ectopic pregnancies, HRT, abusive relationship, spine/heart developing outside the body, fetal death, suicide/suicidal threats if abortion is denied. Those all require immediate abortions in order to save the pregnant persons life/mental health.

now finally 5) No one, not you, not me, not a fetus, has the right to use a persons body without that persons continuous consent even to preserve our own lives. Abortion is not ‘a right to kill’, it’s a right to deny consent to the use of your internal organs.

OP is quite naive about the real world. Everything sounds so easy to you but its not. Really don’t think you should be saying that rape victims should just suck it up until you’ve been put in that place yourself.

The World’s Strictest Parents - Barbados

I think this is a television series or something. Anyway, I was bored so I watched it instead of studying for finals.

It bothered me a lot how it seemed to be implied that everything was the fault of the kids when in actuality the parents were shitty. It was clear that they love their kids and work hard. It’s not easy being a single parent who has to support a kid but the whole premise of the show implies that it’s the kids who need to be fixed, not the parents. It appeared that the experience helped the kids but it would have been a lot more effective if they did something with the parents too. The reason the kids of the home stay parents actually behaved was because their parents were doing it right, not because they were better kids.