legally prohibited

In 613, King Sisebut issued a radical decree at the Third Toledan Council that called for the forced conversion of all Jews. Any Jew who refused baptism would be given one hundred lashes and, if still resistant, would be banished and deprived of all property…The results were devastating. Jewish children were wrested from their parents, who were legally prohibited from fleeing the country. Church and state joined together in supervising the forced conversions. The convert who received the sacraments of the Church was not permitted to revert to Judaism; punishment for lapses was severe. It seems likely that as many as 90,000 Jews were converted under the terms of Sisebut’s decree, while uncounted thousands more were able to escape. Thus began a century of forced conversion and martyrdom. Council followed upon council, issuing anti-Jewish decrees with increasing ferocity.
—  The Jews of Spain by Jane S. Gerber

anonymous asked:

Hey no fair ! I'm a 11 year old and your bendy is 27 I loved him no I fell heart broken

Terms of Service:

No individual under the age of thirteen (13) may use the Services, provide any personal information to Tumblr, or otherwise submit personal information through the Services (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number, or email address). You may only use the Services if you can form a binding contract with Tumblr and are not legally prohibited from using the Services.

You have to be at least 13 years old to use Tumblr. We’re serious: it’s a hard rule, based on U.S. federal and state legislation. “But I’m, like, 12.9 years old!” you plead. Nope, sorry. If you’re younger than 13, don’t use Tumblr. Ask your parents for a Playstation 4, or try books.

Now. This is really important, guys. DON’T TRY TO FLIRT with my characters or with me if you are under 18 y’ old.

I think it’s fine to be friends with minors, but flirting ISN’T appropriate, it’s illegal.

The TRUE Face of the CIA!

“ … The disclosures “equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm,” said Ryan Trapani, a spokesman for the C.I.A. He added that the C.I.A. is legally prohibited from spying on individuals in the United States and “does not do so.” … “ [Source]


anonymous asked:

This may just sound like Anon hate, but this is more than that! You told my friend to leave because she accidentally made a stupid mistake! Well, you and I both know that you aren't perfect either! So leave her alone!

I wish you had contacted me off anon so we could calmly settle this matter privately. But you did not, and I cannot ignore this, so here we are.

Allow me to clarify a few things first, please:

  • I can tell the difference between this ask and anon hate.
  • I have no intention of contacting or interacting with your friend after this.
  • I think you are looking for an explanation for what happened.
  • I will happily do my best to provide said explanation for you.
  • I understand that part of this is my fault, because I willingly got myself involved.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s begin.

I’m assuming that you misunderstand the reason I asked her to leave. She said she was 11 years old, correct? If this is true, then she should not be on this website period. I do not say this out of malice. I say this because it’s in Tumblr’s Terms of Service, which she should have read before agreeing to.

Under section 3, Use of the Services, this is the first thing you see:


No individual under the age of thirteen (13) may use the Services, provide any personal information to Tumblr, or otherwise submit personal information through the Services (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number, or email address). You may only use the Services if you can form a binding contract with Tumblr and are not legally prohibited from using the Services.

You have to be at least 13 years old to use Tumblr. We’re serious: it’s a hard rule, based on U.S. federal and state legislation. “But I’m, like, 12.9 years old!” you plead. Nope, sorry. If you’re younger than 13, don’t use Tumblr. Ask your parents for a Playstation 4, or try books.

Even if this were not the case, I still would have recommended she leave for her own safety, purely due to the rampant toxicity that can be easily found on this html-based hellscape. Something no one as young as she is should ever have to be exposed to, willingly or not.

Still, tumblr will always be here for when she does turn 13. And I’m certain that she can wait two more years for that to happen, at the very least.

I am truly sorry for any trouble I may have caused, or if my words could have been misinterpreted as hateful or harmful in any way. But I will not apologize for asking an underaged user to leave a website they are legally obligated to stay away from until they are eligible to utilize its services.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day.

Justice Democrats - Democrats That Represent People, Not Corporations

Operation Democratic Backbone.

It’s time to face the facts: the Democratic Party is broken and the corporate, establishment wing of the party is responsible. Republicans now hold most state legislatures, most governorships, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the presidency. So in 2018, hundreds of Justice Democrats will run a unified campaign to replace every corporate-backed member of Congress and rebuild the party from scratch. This is our plan:

Pass a constitutional amendment to put an end to Washington corruption and bring about election reform. Super PACs should be banned, private donations to politicians and campaigns should be banned, and a clean public financing system should be implemented to end the takeover of our government by corporations and billionaires. Americans deserve free and fair elections – free from the corruption of big money donors. The Supreme Court has effectively legalized bribery. It’s time for an Article 5 convention to take our democracy back from the brink of oligarchy. Prior to passing this amendment, all members of the Justice Party should reject billionaire and corporate donations when running for office to show the American people we don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk. Ranked choice voting should also be implemented to make smaller parties a viable option. All provisions of the voting rights act should be reinstated, and gerrymandering for partisan gain should be banned.

Re-regulate Wall Street and hold white-collar criminals accountable. Despite engaging in systemic fraud and causing a subprime mortgage meltdown and the great recession, you can count the people from Wall Street who are in prison for their crimes on one hand. It’s time to prosecute the criminals, bring back Glass-Steagall, and re-regulate Wall Street to prevent another crash. Prison is not just for the poor and the middle class anymore. We will have cops on Wall Street, not just Main Street.

End billionaire and corporate tax dodging, fix the system to benefit middle-class and poor people. Corporations dodge $450 billion a year in taxes by using offshore tax havens. We should end this injustice, as well as chain the capital gains tax to the income tax, increase the estate tax, and implement the Buffet rule so that no millionaire CEO pays less in taxes than his or her secretary. It’s time for a tax system that benefits the middle-class and the poor, and makes the top 1% and multinational corporations pay their fair share.

Defend free speech and expression. We support the right to express unpopular opinions without fear of censorship. We support free speech on college campuses. The marketplace of ideas should be embraced. A vibrant debate is healthy for democracy, and we should cherish our first amendment. We also support net neutrality for a free and open internet.

Oppose bigotry. We must speak out against racism, sexism, xenophobia, and all forms of bigotry. Non-discrimination protections that currently apply to race, religion, and gender should be expanded to include the LGBTQ community and the atheist community. Making all Americans equal is not asking for special privileges, it’s asking for the rule of law – justice and equality for all as outlined in the United States Constitution.

Make the minimum wage a living wage and tie it to inflation. This is about justice and basic human decency. If you work hard and you work full time you shouldn’t live in poverty.

Ensure universal healthcare as a right. The United States should catch up to every other modern nation and implement a single-payer, medicare-for-all system. There’s no reason we can’t be #1 in the world instead of #37. It’s time to end the destruction of American healthcare by rapacious, price gouging, for-profit, private health insurance middlemen.

Ensure universal education as a right. Educating the citizenry of a nation pays dividends in the long run, with the economy getting back much more than is initially put in. Crushing student debt for higher education would no longer burden young men and women trying to improve their lives through hard work. We should strive to have the best education system in the world.

End unnecessary wars and nation building. The United States maintains 800 military bases worldwide at a cost of $100 billion a year, this is money that can be spent at home creating jobs, rebuilding infrastructure, and investing in the future of the people. The disastrous war in Iraq cost trillions, the war in Afghanistan is 15 years in with no end in sight, and we’re currently bombing 7 different countries. We spend more on our military than the next 8 countries combined. Despite countless lives lost and destroyed, terrorism has only gotten worse. It’s time to end the wars and the perverse monetary-incentive structure that makes politicians flippant about sending young men and women to die. Unilateral U.S. military force should only be used as a last resort to defend the nation. The current budget could be cut drastically if we used our department of defense for what it was intended – defending us, instead of waging interventionist wars.

End the failed war on drugs. The goal is legalization, taxation, and regulation. Prohibition only makes drug cartels more powerful, increases crime, and makes drugs more dangerous due to lack of enforced safety standards. What you put in your body is your own business, and your right. A free society should allow individuals to make their own choices about their bodies. While most users are recreational and moderate, rehabilitation and treatment should be available for people struggling with addiction. Additionally, those serving time for non-violent drug offenses should be pardoned.

Create the new new deal. Our infrastructure gets a grade of D from the Society of Civil Engineers. The government should invest billions in rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, schools, levees, airports etc. There’s no reason why we can’t have the world’s #1 infrastructure.

Create the renewable energy revolution. Scientists are sounding the alarm on climate change. In order to avoid the worst case scenario and a dystopian future we need a massive green revolution. It’s time to drastically and immediately move away from fossil fuels and develop the technologies of the future. This will be a giant boon to both the private and public sector, as well as a necessary response to a global crisis. We can and we must be #1 in sustainable energy production in the world.

Block the TPP and all outsourcing deals that will further damage the middle-class. As a result of NAFTA, CAFTA, PNTR with China and the WTO, Americans have lost millions of decent paying jobs. It’s time to end the race to the bottom and renegotiate these rigged deals that only benefit elites. We should not sacrifice our sovereignty, the only people who are allowed to make laws for the United States should be the American people, not multinational corporations.

End Constitutional overreaches. Ban the NSA from bulk data-collection and warrantless spying. Shut down Guantanamo Bay and all extrajudicial prisons. Prosecute torturers and those who violated the Geneva Conventions, Nuremberg Tribunal, International law and US law. Return habeas corpus and due process. Pardon whistleblowers like Edward Snowden. We shouldn’t be leading from behind on human rights, we must be the home of liberty. We should practice the values we preach.

Ban arming human rights violators. We recently gave Saudi Arabia billions in weapons and watched the civilian death toll in their vicious bombing campaign in Yemen tick up. We continue sending Egypt arms as they violently crack down on peaceful protesters. Israel received $38 billion in aid and promptly announced new settlements. The first step to peace is not enabling nations who regularly violate international law. We must be bold enough to stand up to human rights violators who aren’t just our enemies, but our allies. We don’t weaken our allies by holding them accountable, we strengthen them.

Enact common-sense gun regulation. 92% of Americans want expanded background checks, 54% want a ban on assault weapons, and 54% want a ban on high capacity magazines. This should be implemented along with a federal gun buyback program to cut down on the 300+ million firearms in circulation. Over 30,000 Americans die every year from gun violence, including over 10,000 homicides. The time to act is now to address this public health crisis.

Ensure paid vacation time, sick time, maternity leave, childcare. The United States is one of just three countries in the world that doesn’t offer paid maternity leave, the others being Oman and Papua New Guinea. We are the only industrialized nation that doesn’t offer paid vacation time. This should be changed immediately.

Abolish the death penalty. Humans are fallible, we’ll never get the right answer 100% of the time. 4% of the people on death row are not guilty of a crime and have been wrongly convicted. A system that puts innocent people to death is indefensible and should be reformed. We want justice for the American people but killing innocent people on death row is the exact opposite.

Defend and protect women’s rights. We support the Paycheck Fairness Act. We oppose Republican cuts to Planned Parenthood and women’s health clinics all across the country. In 2016 alone, 60 TRAP laws targeting abortion were passed in 19 states. We will vigorously oppose all efforts to dismantle reproductive rights.

anonymous asked:

Why Pro Israel? Just curious

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is the historic, cultural, civilizational, religious and political homeland of my people. We have prayed to return to it for two thousand years, and the restoration of a Jewish commonwealth is the realization of that dream. 

I’m pro-Israel because my people have suffered countless atrocities and deserve a safe refuge from those who would harm us. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is an indigenous movement aimed restoring an indigenous people to their ancestral land. Because Jews who came to the land to rebuild a Jewish commonwealth legally bought the land from absentee landlords. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is a Western democracy with rule of law and justice of all its citizens in a sea of autocrats, dictators and tyrants. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel suffers undue criticism from other nations, liberals and leftists when it defends its citizens from rocket attacks, suicide bombers and terrorist organizations. 

I’m pro-Israel because between 800,000 and 1 million Jews were ethnically cleansed from their homes between Morocco and Iran between 1948 and the early 1970s, but no one talks about their “right of return” or any form of compensation for them but the Palestinians have a “fundamental” right to the same. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is a cultural melting pot of Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Druze, Circassians, Bahai and other faiths, ethnicities and races. It is a religiously pluralistic country and one that accepts people regardless of religion or creed. 

I’m pro-Israel because the United Nations criticizes Israel with unlawful and unjust UN resolutions and its subsidiary organizations. Because the United Nations in 1975 declared Zionism as a form of racism and only renounced it when pressured in the early 1990s. 

I’m pro-Israel because the Palestinian Authority is a fundamentally corrupt and unjust organization, where President Mahmoud Abbas as been in power since 2005 and where his term of office ended in 2009. He unilaterally extended it a year, and has been in power ever since, and uses the wealth that Western nations give to the Palestinian Authority to supplement his own wealth, those of his family and his close supporters. 

I’m pro-Israel because antisemitism has become more and more normalized and commonplace in international organizations, institutions and events, such as the Rio Olympics and UNESCO where the Temple Mount and Western Wall were declared Muslim holy sites and no mention at all of their status as Jewish holy sites were made. 

I’m pro-Israel because the apartheid myth is just that - a myth. Arabs are politicians, lawmakers, journalists, doctors, poets, surgeons, police officers, judges and other professions in Israel. Israel’s third largest party is the Joint Arab List. There are no legal prohibitions against them holding professions, or making them live in specific places, or subjects them to racial discrimination, or anything that apartheid actually is.  

I’m pro-Israel because Israel has a free and vibrant media supporting a vast myriad of differing viewpoints. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is being attacked on college campuses as a war criminal and ethnic cleanser and other insults. Where Jewish students are being assaulted and silenced for being pro Israel. Where there is a climate of fear and intolerance for any student being Zionist. 

I’m pro-Israel because anti-Zionism is nothing but a form of antisemitism that seeks to deny Jews as a people the rights of other ethnicities and peoples to form a state. 

But just because I am pro-Israel does not mean that I do not support the Palestinians. I support them in peace, I support them in gaining leaders who respect human rights and desire peace. I support them teaching their children the hope of peace, instead of teaching their children nothing but hate and violence. I support them in removing the antisemitic media that permeates all of Palestinian society. 

anonymous asked:

Why do you wanna become lawyer? 😊

Hmm.. well, a lot of things but prolly the major one is.. I hate seeing people helpless, I have seen a lot of people become victims of injustice in our society, I have seen innocent people get locked up in jail all their lives when they are in fact innocent and just could not afford an Attorney. Of course I cannot make my services for free because it is legally prohibited by the canon law of lawyers but if I can help save even juz a few lives I’d be contented with it, that I did something to lessen the burden of the oppressed.

Pro-marijuana lawmakers in Vermont are threatening to reinstate alcohol prohibition.

Reps. Jean O'Sullivan, a Democrat, and Christopher Pearson, from the Progressive party, are using a piece of legislation written earlier this month to threaten to reinstate alcohol prohibition if senior state house members don’t revive the languishing weed proposal. If it works, Vermont would make legal marijuana history.