Εκλογές. Πάλι τα γεροντακια θα τρέχουν από νωρίς στα εκλογικά κέντρα να ψηφίσουν ΝΔ - ΠΑΣΟΚ. Πάλι οι κάγκουρες θα ψηφίσουν Χρυσή Αυγή. Πάλι θα μας γαμησουν στις προεκλογικές αφίσες, στα περίπτερα και στις διαφημίσεις. Πάλι θα υπόσχονται πράγματα δεκαετιών. Πάλι θα βγει κάποιος εξουσιαστης. Πάλι θα μας σκοτώσουν. Πάλι θα αυτοκτονησουν άνθρωποι. Πάλι θα πνίγουν ψυχές στα νερά του Αιγαίου. Πάλι πάλι πάλι… και πάλι από την αρχή.
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Judge: IRS must show whether White House sought taxpayer info

A federal judge has ruled that the IRS cannot hide information about who may have requested information about taxpayers, even if the request came from the White House.

From the Washington Times:

A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose.

It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code.

“This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made an improper attempt to access that information,” the judge wrote in denying the IRS’s request to close out the case.

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The arrogance of the federal government, especially this administration, is truly staggering.

25 Reminders to Remember When Trying to Solve the World’s Problems

 Activists are everywhere, trying to help make this world a better place, but as we have seen in the recent Miley Cyrus and Nikki Minaj feminist debacle, even when we are trying to end one problem, we can still add to another one. So in the spirit of Miley Cyrus’ dumb comment and the thousands that came before it, I give you 25 reminders that we have all probably forgotten at some point and all need to hear again in order to stop adding to the problems of the world:

 1. Thinking actually comes before speaking

2. Knowing your facts does not consist of mimicking and emulating the opinions and actions of your parents or biased media

3. Knowing what a controversial term means consists of looking it up in the dictionary, not just listening to how those around you use it

4. The meaning of #blacklivesmatter can actually be found in its name and does not mean that black people hate white people or that white people are terrible

5. Wearing a turban is not a subtle indication that you’re a terrorist… or hiding something

 6. You don’t have to be a robot to be Asian, just human

7. Bisexuality and homosexuality are not a choice

 8. A feminist is not a woman who hates men, but a person who wants gender equality

9. You don’t have to be a man to be a misogynist

10. There is more than just one type of feminism

 11. There are many different genders, even though we mostly talk about the problems of only two of them

 12. Calling a transgender individual, who has transitioned, a “shim” or a “shehe” doesn’t actually make any sense since their brains and outer appearance both classify under the same gender – not both

13. It has been scientifically proven that the female brain and the male brain are different and don’t always match the bodies they are in

 14. A woman who wears revealing clothing is not necessarily a woman that wants you to cat call her or have sex with her

 15. A man who compliments a woman on her exterior doesn’t always mean that man wants to have sex with her

16. Men are also sexualized

17. The term beauty is subjective and therefore all definitions have equal value

18. Being overweight is not always caused by your emotions

19. Racism is NOT dead

20. White America and racist white America are two different things

21. Just because you are a certain race or ethnicity doesn’t mean you can’t participate or practice things like music or a dance that is typically associated with another race or ethnicity

22. HOWEVER, there is a difference between appreciating a culture and its traditions and representing it or making it seem like your own without understanding it

23. Just because someone needs money or any kind of help doesn’t mean others are obligated to pay or help that person

24. HOWEVER, saying, “poor people need to find jobs and don’t deserve handouts,” when you ask your parents or someone else for money is a contradiction

 25. And if you meet a hypocrite who refuses to remember these reminders, remember that person basically looks like this

Now, let’s really solve this problem. <3<3<3