On Jan. 25, President Trump signed an executive order instructing construction to begin on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Environmentalists and civil rights activists say the proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico is a threat to the environmental rights of the people who live on both sides of the border.
“When you have such beautiful wilderness areas as we have here in Arizona, the idea of putting this large wall that prevents the migration of animals, that scars the earth itself, and especially knowing how ineffectual it is, is something that is just sad,” said Juanita Molina, the executive director of Border Action Network, an organization that advocates for the health and wellness of people who live along the border. “The reality is that border communities are porous by nature.”
Molina, who lives in Benson, Ariz., said the wall could cause flooding and debris build-up on both sides of the border. (Chris Clarke of KCET has reported that a concrete wall “would cause catastrophic flooding in the desert.”) Molina also said there could be legal and ethical consequences if people try to build on the land of the Tohono O'odham Nation, whose reservation straddles the border, and whose leaders have spoken out for years against a border wall. But even if no part of the wall materializes, she said, the rhetoric around it has already caused rifts in her community.
Since October 2013, U.S. border patrol has apprehended more than 52,000 unaccompanied children fleeing extreme violence from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Many of these children are at risk of being trafficked.
I’ve worked alongside illegal immigrants for four years, and guess what? They have to work three times as hard to stay afloat. Even if they could obtain a driver’s license, (which they can’t), what cars are they buying? I’m making change every night before my shift ends so that they all have enough quarters to take the bus home, or to the next job. Because that’s the reality. The reality is they’re getting CPS called on them because they’re working three jobs and still can’t afford daycare. That is the American Dream to which they’ve subscribed.
You live in America! Do you think your ancestors presented the Native Americans with appropriate paperwork? Do you believe that white people were born into being of American soil?
And I mean, if you’re going to uphold the standards of communist countries, countries run by dictators, countries where human beings are not treated as such, that doesn’t really say much about you, and your sense of empathy, or humanity, or compassion. Perhaps it’s time you stop worrying about other people, and take a look at yourself in the mirror. Are you the kind of person you’d want your child to grow up to be?
Now I’m going to tell you a secret, one that has been swept under the rug for centuries:
The truth is, there is no “other”.
I don’t speak the same language as half of my coworkers, and guess what? We laugh, and we tell stories, maybe not in the most conventional ways, but we enjoy each other’s company. We are all still connected through the bond of existence, the bond of that truth.
so me and my boyfriend are playing Life Is Strange on his PS4 and I mentioned it being kind of popular lesbian stuff and he just looked at me all confused like: whaat what lesbian there are none… wait you mean Chloe and Max… they are friends..umm but they are cute…ummmmmm I don’t know Kate.
*3 hours later*
Chloe: If you’re hardcore then kiss me Max choice one: Kiss Chloe choice two: don’t kiss Chloe
me: ooooh yeeesss finally boyfriend looks at me grinning while I laugh and try to steal the controller from him: ooooooooookaaay you were right *he himself hits option one*
Screencaps of Prince and and that Gingerbread HeARTS poster in Purple Rain. Found some prints of the poster online and a little info about it:
Created in 1983 by Scollard Productions Limited in Toronto, Canada to benefit the Heart Fund.
The poster measures 24 inches wide by 38 inches high. The 45 works
of art are numbered and the names of the artists are listed up the right
border. Be forewarned : there is some nudity featured.
LOL It’s Prince. Of course there’s “some nudity featured.”
The alt-right can legitimately go fuck themselves for making innocent people, who just want a job, to get a fucking permission slip from an inept bureaucracy before looking for a job just because they were born on the wrong side of an imaginary line in the dirt.
Imagine if you had to get permission from a city government before you were allowed to work across city lines. And that it took that government months to reach your case, even though you already have the job lined up. And then after all of that, you got denied because you were outside the government’s outdated and arbitrary quotas.
If you think humans need a government permission slip to voluntarily transact, you’re not just a bootlicker. Just fucking choke on the boot you’re trying to deepthroat.
I have a weird relationship with my border collie, Jock. He was my dad’s dog. For years. And they utterly adored each other. Jock never left dad’s side. And (literally) on his deathbed, my dad made me promise to take care of him. And then my dad died.
So now I am dealing with a dog that I do genuinely care for and love, but he’s all “Yeah, just feed me and take me for walks, bitch!” but I know, and he knows, I’m an inadequate replacement. And it’s all a bit sad and I can’t make him truly happy. Not really.
You know when people say animals are like people and have their own unique personalities? They ain’t fucking kidding.