If you support an organization (this includes organized religion/religious institutions) which aid in the dispersement of false information about reality to children and adults alike, your good intentions are overshadowed by your own ignorance and you’re a part of the problem, not the solution.

Your “take” or (psychological) “interpretation” of scripture, doctrine, or code is irrelevant when others’ lives are being manipulated at the will of parents, pastors, and peers whom are only capable of being impressionable when the minds they focus on (and surround themselves) have not been adequately equipped with the tools of skepticism in such a way to have refined their critical thinking to a degree for which they are impervious to indoctrination.

The same can be said of political or “powerful” figures, including sources of media and communication.

Scientific literacy is the vaccine against ignorance. And I’m hopeful that we are transitioning into a new Age of Enlightenment whereby religion - which again, we need to remind ourselves, is merely a psychological construct - fades away for a global scientifically literate citizenry capable to solve tomorrow’s problems and embrace our responsibility and stewardship to the universe, instead of being mentally enslaved to ancient human ideologies.

Ignorance is the only weight that anchors our future.

Watch on venom-snake-outer-heaven.tumblr.com

Another video that explains why I am vehemently supporting Gamergate and believe in it’s cause. Hopefully this helps people on the fence! 

(Please don’t discard it because of who’s channel it is on. It’s a good video that focuses on the point, cutting out the bullshit!)

It is a very rare exception where there is a quid pro quo – a donation for an action. But when you are spending a lot of time with people who believe a certain set of things, it’s hard not to be influenced by that viewpoint.
—  Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), on the systemic corruption of our big money political system. (Roll Call)
Afghan Truckers, Traders Extorted by Pakistani Police

Afghan truck drivers carrying goods from Pakistan say they are extorted by Pakistani police and forced to pay expensive bribes in order to follow their transit route from Karachi and Wagah. 

TOLO news has now received video footage showing police across the border receiving bribes or forcing truckers unwilling to pay to wait.

The footage shows trucks traveling from Torkham to Karachi. Along the way, drivers set aside money to bribe police along Pakistani road side check points.

"We have bribed 25,000 Pakistani rupees for Torkham to Karachi, in addition to waiting for hours everywhere," one truck driver named Jan Agha told us. "If our goods are grapes, they would spoil by the time they get to the destination."

"We give a lot of money and wait for hours to get their permission, everyone takes money from us, police, and traffic," said Ibrahim, Another Afghan truck driver.

Meanwhile, traders have said that every year during the export seasons in Afghanistan, Pakistan increases its tariffs, and the police don’t allow trucks through without bribes. “They are very cruel to Afghans; everyone stops us and asks for money,” Najmuddin said. “What can we do, the government does not care about us either.”

Officials at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce have confirmed the tales of extortion along the Torkham – Peshawar route.

"We know Pakistani check points have increased lately and we hear complaints too," Chairman of the Chamber Zahidullah said. "This is really cruel to the traders of both countries and will have a negative impact our trade."

However, the Business Attaché of Afghanistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that few complaints had been formally made. “We have not received many complaints yet, and if we receive such complaints we are always in service of the traders and drivers, and will talk to the Pakistani government,” Mirwais Yousufzai said.

 

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The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

my whole dashboard is ferguson currently and i’ve never been more happy with tumblr because finally all of tumblr is outraged as a group and not just a part of it.

  • do NOT let your anger die out about ferguson
  • do NOT let your anger die out about the corrupt cops
  • do NOT let your anger die out about the cops taking your first amendment away from you currently
  • do NOT let your anger die out about so many americans believing an obviously guilty cop
  • do NOT let your anger die out about anything going on currently

stay outraged, i’ll repeat, stay outraged because innocent victims are now dead because of a white mans racial beliefs.

This is our sister. Your SISTER. MY SISTER. Look at how our women are being treated. It’s time we put aside our differences and unite as one. Us uniting is their biggest fear!

The Prophet (SAW) said: “The Believers, in their mutual love, mercy and compassion, are like one body: if one organ complained, the rest of the body develops a fever.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

GAGGING ORDER OVER UK( v v bad)

[THIS MAY LOOK BORING BUT PLZ READ ITS IMPORTANT]

(at least if you’re in the uk)

For those not aware, Scotland has recently been going under a Referendum Debate, on whether or not we would like to be an independent country. The vote turned out to be 45% yes and 55% no, meaning we will carry on as a part of the UK. This has not gone down well and riots have broken out in Glasgow, Dundee and other parts of Scotland. 

While this has been going on, being quite a large distraction from other news, Westminster, the UK Parliament in London, has passed a ‘Gagging Order’. This means that while there is an election underway in the UK, no one can say a bad word about the current ruling party at that time. Basically, not one person can voice their opinion or be caught speaking down about the Government. It will also put great restrictions on UK charities and organisations in what they can do. How very democratic. It has been described as “A chilling attack on free speech”.(http://rt.com/uk/189112-gagging-act-uk-undemocratic/)

And a word of advice to those in the UK, particularly Scotland, take a good look at other news channels outside of the UK and see an outsider’s view. A good source, I find, is Russia Today, as linked above. Tending to give impartial views, especially on recent UK politics.

Countries like Russia, North Korea, China and Syria have been demonized and deemed unfit in their views, but taking a good look into their news channels reveals a great amount of common sense, which our news rarely gets. Although many people may have turned off by now but I urge you to at least take a quick look and possibly see a little bit of truth.

The BBC are paid through every UK citizens TV tax to be impartial (unbiased). Which I’m sure most can agree, they are not. It is infuriating that the BBC and the British Government can get away with all of this. Please share.

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