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Dan Joseph explains how the protests in Ferguson are the same old song and dance that liberals have been performing since the 60’s.  It’s all politics as usual, not social change.

The percentage of Americans now receiving a federally-funded “means-tested program” now stands at 35.4%. When you add pensions, unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare to the mix, the percentage of Americans relying on government for part or all of their subsistence is 49.5% of the American population.

"Free The Nipple is a film, an equality movement, and a mission to empower women across the world. We stand against female oppression and censorship, both in the United States and around the globe. Today, in the USA it is effectively ILLEGAL for a woman to be topless, breastfeeding included, in 35 states. In less tolerant places like Louisiana, an exposed nipple can take a woman to jail for up to three years and cost $2,500 in fines. Even in New York City, which legalized public toplessness in 1992, the NYPD continues to arrest women. We’re working to change these inequalities through film, social media, and a grassroots campaign."

This was an important shoot for me to model in. And in doing so I’ve gotten some backlash (as expected) that I would like to address.

"I don’t want to see your naked self. Keep your private parts private."
1. Don’t like it- go stick your head back up your ass and you won’t have to see it. 2. If women have to keep these private parts private, why don’t men? They are seriously the same part. Same makeup. One is just more developed.

"What happened to class in this society."
This is not the 1800’s anymore. We are an evolving society and we should be at a point where we don’t have to sexualize and objectify women for doing wah we don’t look twice at men for doing. We are becoming more accepting and open minded.
Plus I thought this shoot was tasteful.


“Just saying women shouldn’t be shirtless if they want to be respected”
That’s exactly the point. Women should not have to hide to be respected.

"Why would you post this?"
Honestly? It’s not easy for me. I have extreme self esteem issues and specifically hate my breasts. I never saw much variety in the media and never in person. What’s portrayed in porn and occasionally television warped my view of what my breasts need to look like. But the truth is all breasts are different and all breasts come in different shapes and sizes.

I am proud of this shoot. Proud of the symbolism we captured. And proud to say I’m putting meaning to my life by working towards change.

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Here, the nun tells two stories.
1. She highlights a person working full-time who can’t afford to rent housing.
2. She discusses an entreprenuer who pays a living wage while competitors pay below living wage and have employees that use the social safety net. She goes on to say that the entreprenuer’s taxes are effectively subsidizing his competitors’ low wages.

Capitalist Response:
1. Why think about only the demand side of the equation? Overregulation makes basic necessities like housing and food more expensive.
2. The nun is making the assumption that both the entrepreneur and his competitors have equally skilled labor. In the long-run, an employer paying $13 /hour will attract better talent than one paying $7 /hour. We need more information to truly understand this situation.

anonymous said:

How are liberals productive members of society if they just sit at home and leech off the system

Well, they don’t. There is such a thing as a stupid question. You’ve just asked one. I could stop there, but, hey, why not just inundate you with facts while I have the opportunity? We already know that conservatives tend to struggle on the intellectual side, after all, there is a negative correlation between education and conservatism. I’m sure your question comes from a place of ignorance so here is a brief run down of what is wrong with your statement:

Conservatives states actually suck money out of the economy. Money which is, of course, provided by blue states. It turns out that those evil, unproductive liberals are actually making it possible for conservatives to live the pathetic little existences that they do. In fact, without the blue states, the US wouldn’t be able to sustain itself because there wouldn’t be any amount of substantially beneficial money flowing in. The more red the state, the more money it sucks from the federal government, and the lower it charges for income tax. There’s actually a positive correlation between a state sucking off the federal teat and that state charging a lower income tax. In fact, of the states that do suck money out of the economy, not one is a left leaning state. Not fucking one. I, for one, am tired of republicans even pretending that they do shit for this country. They don’t.

I’m assuming that your claim is that economic wealth is what makes someone productive - something I’d argue with but I’ll entertain the idea for argument’s sake. Again, this isn’t something where conservatives actually hold the advantage if you look at the data - you know, that thing Fox News doesn’t do. While it is true that low income people are *generally* more likely to vote Democratic (except in states like MI where republicans garner a large number of votes from rednecks living on welfare) the ultra-wealthy are also almost universally Democratic. It turns out that the same policies that would make poor people’s lives miserable are also terrible for the economy. The unequivocally awful policies of conservatives and the smart, forward thinking policies of progressives are a uniting factor in a deeply economically divided country. Now, welfare, food stamp, etc recipients in particular are actually evenly politically divided. Where republicans hold the advantage is with middle class people, and those with higher, but not ultra-high incomes. These numbers are probably skewed slightly to the right because of the number of low-education manual labor jobs - ie oil field workers - who fall under these categories. It’s interesting because those professions more likely to be conservative are also more likely to be taken by people who do not invest their money at all.

There’s also what I like to call the Country Club Effect - and this is how I explain the political leanings of wealthy, but not rich, Americans. It’s the Americans with moderate wealth that vote Red after all, not the rich ones. The ultra wealthy are actually 60% democrats, with the wealthiest families being 75% democratic. So, if you want to understand why, I want you to go to two country clubs. Go to a cheap one first - one that maybe charges <$15,000-$40,000 per year for membership. You’ll find that the people there are fairly rude, and although they certainly are not at a facility that could be considered prestigious, they definitely act like it. Why? Well, the answer is simple. The fee is low enough that people with fairly low incomes can afford to belong - and incidentally, the people who have that income and that would go to the club really just want everyone to think they are rich. This attracts the type of person with an inflated sense of self worth. There you have it, the stuck up rich person is actually just an egotistical middle class person with a tiny dick in most cases. Now, go to a prestigious club. I’m partial to the Yellowstone Club. I’m talking the ones that cost 6-7 figures just to join and that have comparably high membership fees. You’ll notice that everyone is actually quite pleasant. There are no pissing contests because, with people who are actually wealthy, that would just get outrageous. There’s no need. It’s no shock then that the lower income wealth would vote republican. They’re more likely to like making a splash. They probably aren’t thinking forward, they just want to do what they think rich people do. What does popular opinion tell us rich people do? Vote republican. What do dipshit republicans who aren’t actually all that wealthy want to do? They want to look rich. So what do they do? Vote republican. I can assure you that while this isn’t the reason why every single republican in that income category votes republican, if we were somehow able to change popular opinion to “rich people vote blue,” enough of them would start voting blue that the majority of that demographic would become democratic. 

So, now we know a little more definitively that you are wrong, but we also better understand why you are wrong. My suggestion for you going forward is to get an education. I know that an education is expensive, and that’s exactly why Democrats like Your Fearless Leaders, the Founding Parental Units at the LPG, are working hard to make it easier for everyone to get one. 

The correct question to have asked is: “Why aren’t conservatives productive members of society?” The answer is of course that they are dipshits. 

As someone with an education in economics, I can quantify the trillions that conservatives have cost the US economy annually since 1980, the millions they have cost my company every year, and the hundreds of thousands they have cost my portfolio. Unless a conservative wants to start writing a check to compensate for their pathetic little philosophy’s impact on society, I’m going to have to continue referring to republicans as unproductive members of society. After all, given their voting habits, that’s exactly what they are.

-Eli

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This is alleged video footage of Michael Brown stealing an item and intimidating and assaulting a shop keeper.

Assuming this is Michael Brown, does this mean he deserved to die for this crime? No. That being said watching how he casually and even cruelly manhandles, bullies and intimidates the shop keeper makes me feel significantly less sympathy for him and his family.

I don’t know about you, but it’s difficult to feel sympathy for a violent criminal when they themselves are victimized.

One bully gunned down by another.

Nevertheless, if the Police officer acted inappropriately he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Michael Brown didn’t deserve to die for these actions… but I don’t think he’s the martyr we’re looking for.

I once told a joke about a straight person.
They came after me in droves.

Each one singing the same:

Don’t fight fire with fire.

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What they mean is: Don’t fight fire with anything.

Do not fight fire with water.

Do not fight fire with foam.

Do not evacuate the people.

Do not sound the alarms.

Do not crawl coughing and choking and spluttering to safety.

Do not barricade the door with damp towels.

Do not wave a white flag out of the window.

Do not take the plunge from several storeys up.

Do not shed a tear for your lover trapped behind a wall of flame.

Do not curse the combination of fuel, heat, and oxygen.

Do not ask why the fire fighters are not coming.

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When they say: Don’t fight fire with fire.

What they mean is: Stand and burn. 

   Stand and Burn by Claudia Boleyn.

This poem is relevant to so many situations  

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The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

- Bob Marley

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. - John 15;13

 And what he might say with irony I say with conviction. “What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty. In form, in moving, how express and admirable. In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god…” - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Thank you…

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I have no problem with a woman, such as in the first photo, breastfeeding in public. Shes covered, minding her own business and not disturbing anyone. If your child is hungry and you breastfeed with a nursing cover, blanket, or scarf, I believe no one should have the right to bother you.

I do, however, have a problem with seeing people publicly breastfeed such as in the second photo. She makes no effort to cover her breasts, nor nipples. There is no respect for anyone in the surrounding area that, if they walk anywhere near, are forced to see her completely exposed breast and nipple, and if the child finishes eating and unlatches, shes just sitting there with her breast completely out.

Putting on a nursing cover or blanket is not difficult, expensive, or time consuming. It’s a simple gesture of respect for those around you, and if you put forth that respect you will recieve it back.

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