- german naruto opening
- *shinji screaming*
- stock sound effect of an elephant
- rockstar by nickleback
- “anime” by soulja boy
- a 6 year old boy making fart noises
- monks chanting
I took the liberty of compiling the playlist for yall. You’re welcome
Alabama One Step From Reinstating Slavery
This article describes quite well how Alabama is going about this. Alabama, a few months back, got real scared of all them brown illegals crawling through the tall grass stealing jobs, so Alabama outlawed ‘em and sent their cops through the land, demanding to see everyone’s proof of citizenship.
So, all of Alabama’s migrant workers ran like hell. Even the ones that were there legally. That is wrong on so many levels, but Alabama’s lawmakers only recognize one problem with this: apparently, Alabama’s entire economy depends on picking things, and all the thing-picking jobs were held by Latino migrant workers who are gone now.
So, a bunch of policymakers, bureaucrats and genial Southern land-owners got together, and now they’re trying to hash out a plan whereby Alabama’s prison population will be put to work on private farms.
Private farms, for profit. This is worlds different than roadside clean-up, or prison farms, or stamping license plates. This is not public work for the public good, this is a new animal: Alabama is about to start taking its inmates and loaning them for a fee to private companies and businessmen. “Loaning for a fee” is a lot like “leasing”.
Alabama, good old Suthin-land-o-goshin, is about to start taking its (primarily black) prison population and auctioning them off to plantation owners. Really.
How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street
God, I’m actually posting from Yahoo News. Gag me. However, this article actually includes all eleven talking points, which few articles do.
Basically, Frank Luntz, the guy who taught Republicans to tell all the same lies, and to phrase everything in Republican ways, (he invented “job creator”, “climate change”, and “spin” to replace “the rich”, “global warming”, and “lies”, among many many other contributions) has released to the Republicans their new handbook on words to say that will soothe Americans into opposing the Occupant uprising and let themselves be lulled back into blissful consumerist daze. Quoted from article below.
1. Don’t say ‘capitalism.’
“I’m trying to get that word removed and we’re replacing it with either ‘economic freedom’ or ‘free market,’ ” Luntz said. “The public . . . still prefers capitalism to socialism, but they think capitalism is immoral. And if we’re seen as defenders of quote, Wall Street, end quote, we’ve got a problem.”
2. Don’t say that the government ‘taxes the rich.’ Instead, tell them that the government ‘takes from the rich.’
“If you talk about raising taxes on the rich,” the public responds favorably, Luntz cautioned. But ”if you talk about government taking the money from hardworking Americans, the public says no. Taxing, the public will say yes.”
3. Republicans should forget about winning the battle over the ‘middle class.’ Call them ‘hardworking taxpayers.’
“They cannot win if the fight is on hardworking taxpayers. We can say we defend the ‘middle class’ and the public will say, I’m not sure about that. But defending ‘hardworking taxpayers’ and Republicans have the advantage.”
4. Don’t talk about ‘jobs.’ Talk about ‘careers.’
“Everyone in this room talks about ‘jobs,’” Luntz said. “Watch this.”
He then asked everyone to raise their hand if they want a “job.” Few hands went up. Then he asked who wants a “career.” Almost every hand was raised.
“So why are we talking about jobs?”
5. Don’t say ‘government spending.’ Call it ‘waste.’
“It’s not about ‘government spending.’ It’s about ‘waste.’ That’s what makes people angry.”
6. Don’t ever say you’re willing to ‘compromise.’
“If you talk about ‘compromise,’ they’ll say you’re selling out. Your side doesn’t want you to ‘compromise.’ What you use in that to replace it with is ‘cooperation.’ It means the same thing. But cooperation means you stick to your principles but still get the job done. Compromise says that you’re selling out those principles.”
7. The three most important words you can say to an Occupier: ‘I get it.’
“First off, here are three words for you all: ‘I get it.’ … ‘I get that you’re angry. I get that you’ve seen inequality. I get that you want to fix the system.”
Then, he instructed, offer Republican solutions to the problem.
8. Out: ‘Entrepreneur.’ In: ‘Job creator.’
Use the phrases “small business owners” and “job creators” instead of “entrepreneurs” and “innovators.”
9. Don’t ever ask anyone to ‘sacrifice.’
“There isn’t an American today in November of 2011 who doesn’t think they’ve already sacrificed. If you tell them you want them to ‘sacrifice,’ they’re going to be be pretty angry at you. You talk about how ‘we’re all in this together.’ We either succeed together or we fail together.”
10. Always blame Washington.
Tell them, “You shouldn’t be occupying Wall Street, you should be occupying Washington. You should occupy the White House because it’s the policies over the past few years that have created this problem.”
Don’t say ‘bonus!’
Luntz advised that if they give their employees an income boost during the holiday season, they should never refer to it as a “bonus.”
“If you give out a bonus at a time of financial hardship, you’re going to make people angry. It’s ‘pay for performance.’”
where in the world is carmen sandiego?
I am playing this. http://dosdose.com/game/13/where_in_the_world_is_carmen_sandiego/
it’s a java version of the game. it’s awesome.
this game + google = I AM THE BEST DETECTIVE EVER