In the 11st January 1946 the Constituent Assembly, elected in the course of the 2nd December 1945 the country’s first democratic elections, expressing the will of the people, unanimously proclaimed the People’s Republic of Albania and chose a new government led by Comrade Enver Hoxha ☭
Palestinians gather in the streets of Gaza City, to celebrate the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel has agreed to observe an “unlimited” ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. 27, Aug 2014.
Ever since I was little. Now though I can really see the truth of the matter.
Im a princess. Ill always be a princess. Ive always been a princess.
Basically, if you feel like a princess, you are a princess.
Thanks to US Uncut for this! BREAKING: Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquished control of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, which is now back in the hands of the people. It’s expected the mayor and city council will approve a water affordability plan that caps a household’s water bill at no more than 3 percent of their income. Read more: http://abcn.ws/XavyWZ Thanks to groups like the Detroit Water Brigade for the weeks of ongoing pressure to stop the shutoffs! Direct action gets the goods. Read their statement on this victory here: http://bit.ly/1o9yqbT
As of yesterday, you can now make payment arrangements by phone.
Yes, that is correct. BEFORE YESTERDAY people had to personally go TO the water and sewage department to make payment arrangements.
What happens if you don’t have transportation? What happens if you’re disabled? What happens if you’re sick? What happens if you work all day and Water and Sewage ain’t open when you get off?
People have been lining up out the door and in the parking lot for HOURS to make late payments and payment arrangements.
Now they can at least handle this mess over the gotdamn phone.
Dublin Ireland protest for Palestine 16 Aug 2014
Ireland held it down the whole time
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.
― Lundy Bancroft
You must always remain vigilant in the face of the vile Zionist propaganda about Hamas and all Palestinian organizations.
From Phyllis Bennis’s “Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”
Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”
Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.
PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.
Wow, the TERFs must love this asshole…
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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has shot down an Israeli spy drone over the Iranian sky before the unmanned aerial vehicle reached Natanz nuclear facility.
The IRGC’s Aerospace Force has intercepted and shot down an Israeli spy drone, the IRGC announced in a statement on Sunday.
It added that the stealth and radar-evading spy drone intended to reach the nuclear facility in Natanz, but was targeted by a surface-to-air missile before it reached the area.
“This mischievous act once again reveals the adventurist nature of the Zionist regime [of Israel] and added another black page to this fake and warmongering regime’s file which is full of crimes,” the IRGC statement said.
The statement emphasized that along with other Armed Forces, the IRGC is fully and strongly prepared to defend the Islamic Republic’s territory and airspace against any aggression and reserves the right to respond in kind to such moves.
Iran’s nuclear facilities have always been a regular target for espionage activities by US and Israeli secret services, which have at times used drones for this purpose. However, all efforts made to this end have been successfully thwarted by the Iranian military forces.
On December 4, 2011, the Iranian military’s electronic warfare unit announced that it had successfully downed the American RQ-170 reconnaissance and spy drone in the eastern part of Iran with minimal damage.
The RQ-170, an unmanned stealth aircraft designed and developed by the Lockheed Martin Company, had crossed into Iran’s airspace over the border with Afghanistan.
The drone was one of America’s most advanced spy aircraft and its loss was considered a major embarrassment for Washington.
The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope
Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.
When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.
We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?
That’s it. He has reached the point of no return. Fuck Richard Dawkins and his eugenics. The once renowned geneticist and scientist ought to abort himself from the earth. Now. What a complete and utter incalculably diabolic bag of fuck this man is. What a steaming crock of putrefying human excrement. How dare - how fucking dare he be so brash and dismissive and prejudiced as to suggest we shouldn’t care for those with Down’s Syndrome. What fucking planet does this man live on?
I love how people don’t actually pay attention to the full argument, but just get pissy instead.
His full argument is taken from a woman who proposed a hypothetical situation in which she were pregnant with a child with Downs Syndrome, and asked what to do, calling it a dilemma. Dawkins then said she should ‘abort and try again’. He then added that it would be immoral not to do so. He further concluded that it was the woman’s choice, but because it happened to a large number of Downs Syndrome foetuses already, that therefore his opinion was warranted and acceptable.
I have paid attention to his full argument you miserable plank. His advocation for eugenics is the only thing that is immoral. People with Downs Syndrome are capable of feeling emotion, they are not some subhuman genetic reject. They are people. They are human beings. Dawkins’ delusional authoritarian logician cum god complex is risible given his stance on religion, yet at the same time incredibly harmful.
Of course women have the right to terminate a pregnancy for whatever reason, and I will defend to the utmost a woman’s right to terminate but we cannot allow people to advocate for prenatal genocide of the disabled on the mere pretext of their disability, because that disability is apparently “immoral”. That carries into the world that people with disabilities, particularly Downs Syndrome are immoral, that their mere existence is immoral. Go and reevaluate your position before you come anywhere near this post with your eugenics apologist bullshit.
Well, you’re obviously neither a logician nor a philosopher. Although I will give you credit for flavorful language.
Being capable of feeling emotion does not make someone a “person.” You could be in a coma, incapable of any rational thought OR emotion, and still be considered a human, from legal, moral, and ethical standpoints. My dogs have emotions, but they’re not human.
He is very specifically stating that someone with Down’s Syndrome is very unlikely to contribute something meaningful to the world. The average IQ of someone with Down’s is 50. This is the level of an average pre-teen. What do pre-teens contribute to the world? Do they ever give anything back? You’re essentially raising a child for 60 years if you give birth to someone with Down’s. The vast majority of them will require much more medical care than the average person. Very few of them will reproduce - and those that do are very likely to pass on the condition.
Additionally, consider morality itself. Morals are extremely relative, and predicated on societal acceptance and societal guidelines. Many people aborting fetuses with DS traits makes that an acceptable moral decision. You may disagree with his statement, and it may not match your individual morality - but it certainly matches with mine, and apparently it matches with most prospective mothers. According to some sources, 92% of babies with Down’s traits are aborted in Europe. In the US, it’s lower (around 67%) but this is still a very high number. His statement is correct, from a philosophical standpoint. It is immoral not to abort a baby with Down’s traits.
Now, it would additionally be immoral not to provide care for a baby -should that baby be carried to birth.- If you’re gonna have a baby, you need to provide care for all it’s possible conditions. Would it be moral to say “I can provide for a healthy baby, but I would not be able to pay for all the care necessary if it is disabled, meh, I’ll have it anyways?” I think not. (Note also that whilst you suggest he states that they should not care, that’s not in any record or news article I can find. He simply states that they should be aborted before care becomes an issue.)
He is NOT saying that the disability is immoral. Having a disability cannot BE immoral. That implies a gross misunderstanding of the concept of morality.
Who are you to decide whether someone can “contribute to society” or not? Who are you to be the grand arbiter over such decisions?
It is not immoral to have disabled children you fucking tosspot.
Looks like someone’s been reading Atlas Shrugged and came on tumblr to share their newfound knowledge of what makes a person valuable
what a logical fallacy
they start by saying that someone in a coma is considered a person, but what do people in comas contribute to society? could it possibly be that a person’s ability to work or produce something is not their inherent worth as a person? what about when people get too old to work? am I going to see you advocating for those republican scare tactics— I mean, euthanasia panels?
I mean this is just a straw-man argument if I’ve ever seen one. Even if you were to continue with your flawed ableist logic, “what do pre-teens contribute?” oh, I dunno, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=amazing+preteen+invention that’s a pretty easy question to answer with very little work.
if you have dogs, and if I can assume you aren’t raising them to murder them and eat their meat or something, then you probably value companionship as a trait that makes someone worthwhile. children provide companionship. people who don’t have the ability to solve multivariable calculus problems provide companionship. people who can’t solve basic addition problems provide companionship.
and this is all working off of your assertion that a person has to prove their worth to exist morally.
it’s astounding how little people who claim to be philosophers actually work on their logical arguments. I guess it’s because philosophy doesn’t necessitate any logic at all. truthfully that whole response it just some laughable ableist bullshit coming from a white boy with hilarious yellow glasses bc he probably thinks they make him look like something out of the matrix.
in addition, no one is arguing that you should have a baby who has downs syndrome if you cannot afford for their care. literally no one. get out of here, prick.
"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."
"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."
"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."
Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.
Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?