Wars of Law

Apr 16

tastefullyoffensive:

"My friend’s majestic huskies." -Hellbetty42

tastefullyoffensive:

"My friend’s majestic huskies." -Hellbetty42

Apr 10

tastefullyoffensive:

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tastefullyoffensive:

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Apr 01

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Mar 24

vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Storytime, Reading to preschoolers at the Walnut Hills Branch, year unknown.

vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Storytime, Reading to preschoolers at the Walnut Hills Branch, year unknown.

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

Mar 21

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Mar 18

secretnoise:

from In the Shadow of Change: South Sudan’s Transition to Independence by Pete Muller

secretnoise:

from In the Shadow of Change: South Sudan’s Transition to Independence by Pete Muller

(via southsud)

bondservant71:

South Sudanese judges Wednesday ordered seven opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason, alongside four allies whose trial for allegedly trying to overthrow the president has already begun. The seven leaders, arrested after fighting broke out in December 15 and including the powerful former justice minister John Luk Jok, were released last month in Kenya. South Sudan’s government has been at war with rebel groups since mid-December when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world’s newest nation. The four on trial in Juba are Pagan Amum, former secretary general of the ruling party, ex-national security minister Oyai Deng Ajak, former ambassador to the United States Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, and ex-deputy defence minister Majak D’Agoot.

bondservant71:

South Sudanese judges Wednesday ordered seven opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason, alongside four allies whose trial for allegedly trying to overthrow the president has already begun. The seven leaders, arrested after fighting broke out in December 15 and including the powerful former justice minister John Luk Jok, were released last month in Kenya. South Sudan’s government has been at war with rebel groups since mid-December when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world’s newest nation. The four on trial in Juba are Pagan Amum, former secretary general of the ruling party, ex-national security minister Oyai Deng Ajak, former ambassador to the United States Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, and ex-deputy defence minister Majak D’Agoot.

(via southsud)

Mar 14

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a singer, a president, and a tennis player.""I want to be a president, a teacher, a doctor, and a police."

Excellent news

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a singer, a president, and a tennis player."
"I want to be a president, a teacher, a doctor, and a police."

Excellent news

Mar 09

nprontheroad:

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  - Ruben Flores, 64, sits inside his one-room office. He types letters for people who can’t write. He opened his stall in 1964, just across from the city’s municipal building. For nearly 50 years he’s helped people with everything from taxes to government forms, but his favorite letters to write are love letters. To him the border has changed a lot over time and today he says it makes it harder for people to get visas and for tourists to enter his city.
Throughout the years he’s seen a lot of life pass by and has many memories. One of his fondest — the night he and his friends went to see the Beatles in ‘A Hard Days Night.’ “I remember the day like it was yesterday,” said Flores, with a wide grin.
And yes, he really said that, believe me I didn’t prompt the pun. Half his answers were in Beatles lyrics.
(@kainazamaria/NPR)

nprontheroad:

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  - Ruben Flores, 64, sits inside his one-room office. He types letters for people who can’t write. He opened his stall in 1964, just across from the city’s municipal building. For nearly 50 years he’s helped people with everything from taxes to government forms, but his favorite letters to write are love letters. To him the border has changed a lot over time and today he says it makes it harder for people to get visas and for tourists to enter his city.

Throughout the years he’s seen a lot of life pass by and has many memories. One of his fondest — the night he and his friends went to see the Beatles in ‘A Hard Days Night.’ “I remember the day like it was yesterday,” said Flores, with a wide grin.

And yes, he really said that, believe me I didn’t prompt the pun. Half his answers were in Beatles lyrics.

(@kainazamaria/NPR)

(via npr)

Mar 06

East African refugees victims of hate crimes in Fort Morgan, Colorado. -

dynamicafrica:

They left Somalia and other parts of eastern Africa to escape unpredictable violence, but now Fort Morgan police say the town’s refugee community is being victimized because of their race and heritage. 

In the past week and a half, multiple cars have been vandalized, left with broken windows and spray painted with racial slurs. 

"Get out of town. Go back to your country," said Khadar Ducaale, of what was written. "It’s been very frustrating, at the same time, it’s been scary. We don’t know who is responsible."

"We left our home country back in Africa for lack of security and instability, "said Abdi Wahab, whose car windows were broken. "It feels like we might be having the same problem we left our countries for now."

There are hundreds of east Africans who’ve been given refuge by the U.S. government to live and work in Fort Morgan. Many work at the Cargill meat plant. They said vandalism to their vehicles has happened several times in the past. 9News reported on eight cars hit in 2011.

Refugees fear the hatred may escalate.

"The house is pretty close to the car, so there is no guarantee that next time they might not break down the door and hurt me or my kids," said Ifrah Haji.

Every window in the young mother’s van was broken, and she said it’s the second time it’s happened. Haji said it’s the only vehicle she has to get to work.

"Our feeling is that people here don’t like us for whatever reason," she said. "My feeling is break down and cry, but that’s not going to help. We just don’t know what to do."

They know someone in the town knows who did this or saw something, and they’re asking for help.

"Good citizens of this town need to come and say, ‘This is not going to happen in our town,’" Ducaale said.

Fort Morgan Police said they believe the car windows were shot out by a BB gun. A town spokesperson said a hate crime investigation is underway, but there are no suspects. Anyone with information should call Fort Morgan police at 970-687-5678 or Crime Stoppers at 970-542-3411.

Feb 25

ilovecharts:

A US Map Of Romantic Comedy Settings Or Storylines Based On Location

Excellent

ilovecharts:

A US Map Of Romantic Comedy Settings Or Storylines Based On Location

Excellent

Feb 23

nue:

i hate teachers who give homework over break like do u not understand what a break is do u want me to demonstrate on ur neck

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Feb 19

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Feb 12

radicalarchive:

‘The Earth Belongs to the People - Ecology and Power’, Peoples Press, San Francisco, 1973.

radicalarchive:

‘The Earth Belongs to the People - Ecology and Power’, Peoples Press, San Francisco, 1973.

Feb 09

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:
Guaranteed equality between men and women
A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!Congratulate the Legislators!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document! (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

Congratulate the Legislators!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!

(via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)

(via dynamicafrica)