Let me start off by saying that I am well aware that as a whole, we have it a lot better than most places, but I wanted to clear up some stuff that people seem to assume about us. I don’t think non Americans are aware that we aren’t quite as privileged and dumb as we look. There is this image of a spoiled and stupid American on Tumblr that is mostly perpetuated by the middle class white kids that are littered all over the internet and their limited experience with their suburban communities.
This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a ”battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.
oh my god.
I deleted most of this because this article is fake. The law was (just barely) defeated in the Senate
The police said Thursday that they had charged Yaribely Almonte, 20, who had lived in the building, with self-abortion in the first degree, a misdemeanor charge that has been used only a few times in New York State. Although it was unclear how old the fetus was, the charge applies when the abortion occurs after 24 weeks of pregnancy, when it is legal only if a woman’s doctor says her life is in danger.
The state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services said that since 1980, four other women had been charged with self-abortion in the first degree or in the second degree, a lesser charge that can apply when the attempt is not successful. Three of those cases, from Nassau County in 2006 and 2010 and from Monroe County in 2000, ended in dismissal.
Please please please signal boost this. I saw it on Twitter in the early hours of the morning today and it hasn’t gotten much press yet.
If you live in NY, maybe give someone a call? This is an abhorrent violation of this woman’s right to privacy and bodily autonomy. I am sickened that they are targeting a poor WOC for this, but not at all shocked. There may be a petition in the works; stay tuned for updates.
[edit: It’s been brought to my attention that the article at the link has some pretty terrible reporting in it. I can totally see it now but I was half asleep when I first read it so I’m sorry for the oversight.]
HAHA OH DARLING. Just wait, you’ll love him even more. What episode you on?
I’m on 1X11. I’m in love. I was basically in love last episode (HEEEEE I LOVE SPEECHES) Also with Merlin. And Gwen. And Morgana. But Arthur kinda had to grow on me the first couple, while those three sort of had my adoration from the jump.
MORGAN-ER AND MERLIN okay I love the way Arthur says names. But oh my god yes yes yes. Arthur gets even better, it’s wonderful, because half the series is devoted to his growth and seeing him become this great king (which um okay is not helped by the fact they’re awful about hitting the reset button sometimes but whatever).
2x1 is one of my favorite episodes, but the season 1 finale is fairly kickass. IT GETS BETTER FROM HERE, when you compare season 1 to, like, the season 3 finale … ahhh oh my god it’s like flipping Lord of the Rings, it’s EPIC, it’s BRILLIANT, I can’t wait for you to get there and I’m so excited you’re watching it AAAAH.
Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay a visit to the 1st Choice Women’s Health Center, an anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Landsdowne, Virginia, or Human Life Services, a CPC in York, Pennsylvania. Ask Google the same question, and you’ll get ads for no less than 7 metro-area abortion clinics, 2 CPCs and a nationwide abortion referral service.
Ask in New York City, and Siri will tell you: ‘I didn’t find any abortion clinics.’
If true, this is extremely important. Not just because of the subject matter but because its important to understand that our access to news and INFORMATION may increasingly be funneled through large companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, who have hidden agendas, policies or biases we don’t know about.
Christ. This isn’t just creepy, this is terrifying. Can you imagine? We’re a generation, for better or worse, dependent on technology. Now imagine your technology starts lying to you, that it directs you based on where whatever corporation wants you to go.
“They pulled me out by the stethoscope, white coat and all as I was telling them I have a patient in there. One girl has a heart condition and wasn’t feeling well. They manhandled her and threw her on the ground.”—
Occupy Wall Street medic PAUL KOSTORA, on being forced to leave Zuccotti Park by the NYPD.
The police don’t care about you and your God-damned healthcare.