Price of Liberty

A display of the true nature of the American political machine. This blog is a collection of posts and news articles predominantly focusing on the West's setting sun. "No Man is An Island," but forced equality is a myth. Here, we look at the price we pay for liberty.

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warkadang:

So far this month (April, 2014), the Pakistani military has been shelling the eastern provinces of Kunar, Nuristan and Paktika in Afghanistan, who have regularly been under attack by said army for the past few years. 

The missiles have killed two women in Kunar, wounded a woman and her child, and destroyed six houses along with cattle, which many people’s income depend on, especially in such a tortured region like eastern Afghanistan. 

Though these attacks draw very little attention in media, it is important that we remember the victims and those who suffer from these attacks daily. To better understand the lives of Afghan civilians under Pakistani imperialism, watch this video of Pashai villagers from the Korengal valley in Kunar explaining how their village and families, and even themselves, have been affected by these daily attacks. 

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Just FYI countries like New Zealand, Australia and most of europe have equal pay laws and these countries all lead when it comes to men and women having equal amounts of jobs.

@Anonymous

runningrepublican:

These laws began being implemented in the past 30 years. Source

Australia has higher female unemployment, with a mean of 20% over the past 30 years. Currently at 15%. Source

In the past 20 years New Zealand has had a female unemployment rate that averaged 44%. Source

Historically, the male and female unemployment rates have been close between men and women in the last 30 years. Source

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The US currently has a female unemployment at roughly 1/3rd of that and is slightly lower than male unemployment in the United states, and basically the same as the average unemployment. Source

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thinksquad:

At a time when the still sluggish economy has sent a flood of jobless young adults back home, older people are quietly moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts.

For seven years through 2012, the number of Californians aged 50 to 64 who live in their parents’ homes swelled 67.6% to about 194,000, according to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.

The jump is almost exclusively the result of financial hardship caused by the recession rather than for other reasons, such as the need to care for aging parents, said Steven P. Wallace, a UCLA professor of public health who crunched the data.

The surge in middle-aged people moving in with parents reflects the grim economic reality that has taken hold in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Long-term unemployment is especially acute for older people. The number of Americans 55 and older who have been out of work for a year or more was 617,000 at the end of December, a fivefold jump from the end of 2007 when the recession hit, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-adults-in-parents-home-20140421,0,2293806.story#ixzz2zeqVXj6g

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Wow, you don’t fucking say?

Wow, you don’t fucking say?

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thinksquad:

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades.

After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/upshot/the-american-middle-class-is-no-longer-the-worlds-richest.html

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thefreelioness:

The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

via Vice:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

2. You are getting arrested. 

3. You are getting beaten by the police.

In category 1, you are probably not going to be like, “Oh, let me take a selfie with you fine officers so I can remember this moment,” and the other two categories are not things that the NYPD would like people on social media talking about. Additionally, the people who use Twitter a lot (and who aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog roleplayers) are the type who love fucking with authority figures. In any case, #myNYPD quickly became a trending topic in the United States, largely because people were tweeting and retweeting horrific images of police brutality perpetrated by New York City cops.

In which the NYPD’s attempt at “public relations” backfires tremendously.

thedoomreport:

Fuck Earth day. What about a day that celebrates the extraordinary survivability and ingenuity of human kind? Every day our species survives (or sometimes doesn’t) the shit that that bitch mother nature throws at us. 

Open a window, clean out your bong, and just motherfucking think. 

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lostincape-town:


fencehopping:

Coral: flowers of the ocean.


Holy shit

lostincape-town:

fencehopping:

Coral: flowers of the ocean.

Holy shit

“I will close Guantanamo Bay.”

Barack Obama (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

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weepyyoungdevotchka:

quit my miserable marketing job on friday and my boss is already trying to make my remaining days as shitty as possible but i’m way too busy daydreaming about my relaxing ass summer as a freelancer to care

see ya never, eat my ass, etc.

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