corruptions of greed

The person at the store with food stamps isn’t the problem. A corrupt tax code that allowed 8 dudes to accumulate as much wealth as 4 billion people is the problem.

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“Virunga” is such a powerful documentary that shows the hidden side of conflict in the Congo as SOCO try to illegally take over natural parks such as Virunga in order to mine and dig for oil. 

The documentary shows the life of those at the park who will not stand for their primate friends being destroyed for greed, and are willing to be killed too if it means they can try and save the animals.

PLEASE HELP- I'm scared and Utah law is ruining our lives.

Hey everyone, I started a fundraising campaign for Utah Out-Of-State Entrapment Suit. Please tap to donate- gf.me/u/stkwu

Here’s the whole story if anyone is interested. we would owe you our lives if you can help us out anything works even 5 cents goes a long way. On top of the charges which can cost up to 3,000 we also have to pay for a lawyer which is another 3,000. I’m only 19 and have no family in Colorado to help me. If you are out there, please find it in your heart to share this post or donate. Thank you so much !

On June 6th, 2017, around 4:00AM (MDT), Jake (passenger) and Olivia (driver) passed a Sheriff’s vehicle at the Silver Reef RD and I-15 junction on our route along California to Colorado. The Sheriff’s vehicle head lights were already on, and, shortly there-after, began to follow our vehicle without pulling us over. We were followed on I-15 for around 8 full minutes before the officer decided to turn on his lights and pull us over.

After pulling off, the officer then came to the passenger side window, and abruptly started treating Jake as if he was conceling multiple weapons under the jacket by his legs. While yelling inaudibly, the officer demanded he lift various clothing items up for him, while he used one hand to hold a flashlight, and another to assist himself with this search.

After deciding Jake had nothing but clothes on, or near his person, the officer stated the reason he pulled us over was due to a failure to signal while changing lanes back at the previous junction (where we originally encountered his vehicle sitting in the median). Acknowledging what the officer had stated, we correctly reply that we’d not changed lanes since long before we passed him, orignally. The officer furthered himself by stating that, even though, we had not changed lanes, we were required to indicate, with our singals, to people merging from Silver Reef RD, that we were not changing lanes. The officer was unable to clarify any questions on how that is physically possible–to stay in the same lane, but use blinkers to indicate that we are staying in the same lane that we currently were already within. We did not pass over any dotted lines.

The officer then proceeded to ask us a couple of questions that somehow lead him to see the inside of Jake’s mouth, where he lost all sense of tact upon believing he had “a green tongue from recently smoking marijuana”. He proceeded to question where we were traveling from/to, in which we responded from Burbank, California to Colorado Springs, Colorado. He went silent for a moment, and quipped that the plates were registered in Ohio… looked at us for a moment, and then stated he could smell traces of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Immediately upon this revelation, he shouted at us to exit the vehicle as he called for backup. Jake’s statement- I did not witness his first physical interactions with Olivia on the driver’s side of the vehicle. He then came over to me, and shouted for me to stand over 5 feet in front of the car at 4am in the desert. The officer then came over, frisked me, and had me stand in the freezing wind in little more than shorts and t-shirt… all the while, the officer shouted how he had sufficient probable cause to search the vehicle without permission. The officer had a K9, however, it stayed in the officer’s vehicle for the entire stop. The officer did not ask if he had permission to search the vehicle, at any point, and never was permission granted for him to enter our vehicle.

As backup arrived, the original officer proceeded to toss everything out of the vehicle on to the pavement, both behind and on the passenger side of the vehicle. It was easy to hear, from the other side of the vehicle, that the longboards from the car were launched straight into the ground, as was evident afterwards when damage was found on multiple items, including the car’s interior & exterior, the longboards, as well as some memorabilia picked up along our travels. While checking both the inside and outside of the vehicle, the officer tried to break off every compartment our vehicle had. While checking the front end of the vehicle, digging his hands around under the hood, pulling on anything in sight, the car has since made engine noise not previously heard throughout our cross-country trip. While checking the front bumper, he noticed it was cracked near the passenger tire, to which he pulled on, and dug his hands in to, til a distinct cracking sound from the bumper caused him to stop pulling. While on the inside of the vehicle, he yanked on everything trying to get the pieces of the car to come off where they should not. Multiple parts of the interior are now loose, some of which now wiggle freely. The officer also unwrapped a glass pipe that had been purchased in California, still in its original multi-layer wrapping from the glass store it was purchased from–it was a gift for a Colorado friend. Even though it was obvious the pipe had never been used before, I was told we would not be getting it back, along with less than 0.008 pounds of pot (yes, thousandths of a pound, a fraction of 1.0%), and another pipe that had been secured in the glove compartment during our travel back home.

After concluding the hour-long unauthorized search, the cop demanded I clean up the mess stating “so we can get out of here as soon as possible” as he puts Olivia into his cop car. Roughly 15 minutes later, Olivia got out of the cop’s vehicle, and I was called over. The officer asks me if I know my rights, to which I reply kind of, and the officer furthers by saying “like you see on tv. You can deny to answer my questions, and you can have a lawyer” and proceeds to bagger me on why I wasn’t forthcomming about having a green tongue, and why I would lie about smoking when the proof is, apparently, right on my tongue. When asked if I was under arrest, the officer stated “you are and are not under arrest, tonight”.

In summary of my perspective, Olivia and I were legally driving down the road, a cop started following us closely waiting for a mistake, never got a decent enough reason, so he made up a false reason to pull us over, used bad science, such as, “your tongue is green” as probable cause to search our vehicle without consent, ignored any approved drug testings, damaged our property from car interior to exterior, and our possessions, stole an item that, to the best of my knowledge and research, is legal for me to carry in any US State, let alone, every country in the known world, and then the officer got lucky finding a tiny bit of pot while concluding his illegal search from the illegal pull-over.

Worth noting- Olivia and I were pulled over in the same car, at the same time, for the same reason, and only once. She was ticketed first, myself second. Same fines, in both cases, of 1360$ each. Our citations, however, differ massively. According the cop, we were pulled over in largly differing junctions, mile markers, and times (mine states I was ticketed a while before she was, even though they printed Olivia’s ticket a good 15 minutes earlier). From the knowledge of a local cop in my area, this type of illegal cop activity is to create the appearance of 2 seperate pull-overs to inflate a cop’s ticketing quota; the cop was able to make 3.5 grams of marijuana look like it was in two different places at two different times with two different people.“

The Three-Eyed Angel

Onto the world was born a three-eyed angel, with one eye that could see the past, one eye that could see the present, and one eye that could see the future.

On the first day, locals assembled to watch as the angel opened his eye to the past. He saw all the horrors we had endured and caused: the bloodshed, the murders, the gas showers, the pointless abuse, and the centuries of strife. He shed a single tear for every victim, until he’d cried so many tears the eye rotted away.

On the second day, the word had spread to nearby villages and they joined the locals as they witnessed the angel opening his eye to the present. He saw the wars in the Middle East, the famine in the South, the corruption and the greed. Once he had seen it all, he sewed his eye shut so it would never open again.

On the final day, a crowd of thousands had amassed at the gates to watch the three-eyed angel as he opened his eye to the future. It took only an instant before the angel shrieked, swung his hand up, and gouged his eye out.

“People aren’t pissed just to be pissed. They’re mad because a tiny group of crooks on Wall Street built themselves beach houses in the Hamptons through a crude fraud scheme that decimated their retirement funds, caused property values in their neighborhoods to collapse and caused over four million people to be put in foreclosure.”  
 

Occult Films

Above - Artwork from Ninth Gate

For those of you who love watching films like me, here’s a post of one of my favourite occult related films. My documentary posts (which are more educational) can be found here

  • The Prophecy (1995) - Archangel Gabriel within this film is portrayed as a malevolent character who is angry because God has allowed humans into heaven. He descends to Earth to capture the most evil human soul he can find, planning to use it to defeat his enemies. I love this film because it’s stylistically beautiful (particularly the opening scene) and has lots of symbolism within it, as well as great actors. There are some mentions to the Qabbalah and other esoteric texts.
  • The Ninth Gate (1999) - Dean Corso, a rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a legendary demonic text deemed to be written by Satan himself, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. This one’s perfect if you love mystery films or Roman Polanski’s work. 
  • Dracula (1992) - In my opinion, the most faithful on-screen adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, despite a slight tweaking in the storyline. Dracula is determined to reunite with his lost love, as he journeys to London and causes a reign of terror. This is my favourite film of all time. The soundtrack is breathtakingly beautiful, the costumes and set design is absolutely stunning and Gary Oldman does Dracula the most justice and is legitimately frightening (i’ve seen every Dracula film possible). Bram Stoker was very much influenced by the tarot deck when coming up with his characters - and these archetypes are clearly present within the film. 
  • The Witch (2015) - Believing that a witch has cursed their family, pilgrims homesteading on the edge of a primeval New England forest become increasingly paranoid after the sudden disappearance of a newborn baby. The atmosphere within this film is unbelievably foreboding and the cinematography is amazing. Be warned that the dialogue is written in an older form of English. 
  • The Craft (1996) - A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them. This one’s slightly lighter than the others. 
  • The Illusionist (2006) - In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. Eisenheim within the film is known for his brilliant stage illusions but as he delves increasingly into the occult and summons spirits of the dead, he attracts a growing cult whose members believe he is a miracle worker and harbinger of a “spiritual republic.”
  • The Holy Mountain (1973) - In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. This film is extremely unique so definitely worth a watch if you love creative films. 
Creepypasta #1157: The Three-Eyed Angel

Length: Short

Onto the world was born a three-eyed angel, with one eye that could see the past, one eye that could see the present, and one eye that could see the future.

On the first day, locals assembled to watch as the angel opened his eye to the past. He saw all the horrors we had endured and caused: the bloodshed, the murders, the gas showers, the pointless abuse, and the centuries of strife. He shed a single tear for every victim, until he’d cried so many tears the eye rotted away.

On the second day, nearby villages joined the locals as they witnessed the angel opening his eye to the present. He saw the wars in the Middle East, the famine in the South, the corruption and the greed. Once he had seen it all, he sewed his eye shut so it would never open again.

On the final day, a crowd of thousands had amassed at the gates to watch the three-eyed angel as he opened his eye to the future. It took only an instant before the angel shrieked, swung his hand up, and gouged his eye out.

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Trailer for CW Seed animated series Vixen

Meet DC Comics’ newest hero when Vixen premieres August 25 on CW Seed.


“Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe’s parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her.
Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals – anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.”

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
― Howard Zinn

i) I am the warm feeling in your chest when you succeed. the urge to tell everyone about the fun you've  had and the good you do. I am the blood that rushes to your face when you slip up, even when you are alone.
ii) I am the hatred when you see someone do better than you. I am the poison in your mouth when someone has what you think you deserve. the burning in your lungs when a person is more of what you want to be, more of what you ought to be seen as.
iii) I am the fleeting pleasure that comes when you fill yourself. I am the contentment when you waste away surrounded by your possessions and desires. the empty hole that consumes you when you run out of your wants and the ache as you neglect your needs in pursuit of more.
iv) I am the drive that pushes you towards him/her. I am the hunger you feel when you look at them in all their beauty. I am the pulsing in your flesh when you brush your hand against their skin, a subtle offering of so much more. the craving you can never satisfy.
v) I am the boiling of your blood. the tremor of your hand and the urge to hurt and maim and kill that courses through you. I am the red that coats everything you see and the distorted view of everything people do.
vi) I am the urge to take, to gain, to earn and steal. I am the whisper in your ear that tells you to cheat in order to get ahead. the tight grip on what you own and a tighter grip on what you want. I am the ache in your bones that drives you to "just get a little more"
vii) I am the weight on your chest when you try to get up in the morning. I am the afternoon yawns and the requests for someone else to get something for you. I am the sore feeling in your legs after you sit for hours doing absolutely nothing. the want to sleep and never wake up
—  the seven deadly sins//e.g.

i am going to explain to you, right here right now, why fullmetal alchemist: conqueror of shamballa is a fucking decent-ass movie

  1. “kelas (let’s dance)” is a song written in romanes by a sinti songwriter
  2. ed is at the center of a narrative which is not all about him, which is a SUPER achievement; take sacred star of milos, for example. that movie Fucking Sux like let’s be real, and it is because they took something that had nothing to do with the boys and tried to make ed and al main characters despite that. but it just didn’t work, and we didn’t know the characters so it was boring (and when they tried to put roy mustang in there for us, it just came up looking like ???? why is he There ???? because he had nothing to do with the plot)

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Our countries are corporations and the world is a business controlled by a small group of untouchable banking families. The laws that control our society have been meticulously structured over thousands of years to protect the corporations, while giving us the illusion that we are free. We, the people, are blissfully ignorant that we are the slaves and the assets of those who control the business. It is time to wake up and free ourselves. Nobody will do this for us. The universe awaits our action, so that it can respond through the law of attraction, and welcome humanity into the universal community of beings of higher consciousness.
—  Michael Tellinger

mercutios-widows  asked:

Hey I was hoping you could maybe update the touch starved tag? I've accidentally read all of them lol and instead of doing work I thought I'll come here😂 but yeah that'd be mega cool, thanks xx

mega cool

Tell Me What You Need by LordOfThePies88 (1/1 | 1,728 | G)

Stiles struggles with depression and, to his surprise, Derek’s the one that takes notice. One night is particularly bad and Stiles contacts Derek just so he can have someone there.

Sacrifice - But is it Really? by SaphiraTARDIS11 (2/? | 6,970 | NR)

Everyone had left Derek.  

Scott wasn’t pack anymore, hadn’t been since the kanima and his betrayal. Jackson had left for London, pack bonds severing as soon as a new pack had been found. Erica and Boyd had left too, went to the San Francisco pack, barely even saying goodbye. Isaac had drifted away slowly, merging himself with Scott until one day Derek had awoke to the pain and emptiness of a solitary alpha.  

And So I’ll Let The Water Take Me by angel_scum (1/? | 1,849 | NC17)

The Argents have had a strong hold on the city of Beacon Hills for as long as anyone can remember. They’re ruthless, dangerous and willing to use any means necessary to get what they deem is theirs. They work from the shadows, feeding off the rotten underbelly of corruption and greed that Beacon Hills has become.
Enter Agent Hale. Derek has been trying to topple the Argent crime regime ever since they killed his family in cold blood. He’s always one step behind them, always just within reach of revenge. Annoyed by Derek’s continual intervention but not threatened, the Argents send the ace up their sleeves to get rid of the Hale family once and for all.
Only… that ace might just be the king of hearts, instead.

Without You by fearfrost1211 (1/1 | 4,822 | R)

Half a choked laugh boils up out of him. He had sex with Derek Hale.

Sex.

With Derek.

He’s never going to be able to shower in the locker room again.

On werewolves, SATs and stress eating by roundelet (1/1 |  2,176 | PG13)

Stiles has never been skinny. He was a chubby kid. He was a preteen who hadn’t lost his baby fat. Even when he shot up four inches in ninth grade, the pudge over his stomach stayed put.

And, apparently, he’s also a stress eater. By the beginning of his senior year, Stiles has only one pair of pants he can still button. But it’s not that big a deal. It’s not like he has a line up of romantic partners trying to take his shirt off or anything.