these-are-still-illegal-in-the-US

hey guys, we’re in a pinch. my parents kinda need to rush a bankruptcy and that means paying the lawyer/attorney guy up front which is like a thousand bucks and i’ve only got around $400 in my account. my parents are doing everything they can to try and scrape up some money but they just can’t do it. if you could, please donate to my paypal.me here or buy something from my mom’s etsy here. though it’s not listed on her site, she is willing to ship internationally. if not, please spread this.

the bankruptcy needs to happen sometime by next week and we only just found out today. it’s due to old debt that was racked up by a bout of identity theft we had years ago; the company sold our debt without us knowing and now this other company that bought it is insisting on either having us pay immediately or they will garnish my dad’s disability check. not only is this illegal (yet they’re still somehow able to do it) it is literally our only source of income.

i’m begging you guys. please, if you can do nothing else, spread the word.

today’s been wild tbh. Quick run down of today’s events:

-Martin Shrekli gets arrested because of a tweet and some dude called the cops on shit related to stocks

-the NY branch of the FBI straight up tweet an explainiation as to why they didn’t snag the wu-tang album when arresting shrekli

-A suddenly section of the internet is brought to light, this section of the internet is not only that there is a large group of people still practicing wiccan based magic and take it very serious, but they are literally stealing bones

-the bubsy twofur steam port that got greenlit because of memers has been revealed to be literally just running on snes9x, and is super illegal, currently unknown if action will be taken

-deadmau5 has currently shutdown all of his social media accounts, leaving them to onl be used by PR people. Made a lengthy post on facebook about how everyone on social media are all a bunch of sheep and ends it with him actually typing “i’ve got some fences to jump”

all this happened in like the last 12 hours

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Robin Speronis lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source.

That’s like saying our dependency on corporations isn’t even a choice. The choice to live without most utilities has been ongoing for Robin, the self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year and a half using solar energy, a propane camping stove and rain water.

In the end, she was found not guilty of not having a proper sewer or electrical system; but was guilty of not being hooked up to an approved water supply.

Speronis is still being hassled by the municipality of Cape Coral for not having a connection to city water, nor proper sewage. That. regardless of the fact the city capped her sewers themselves.

Is Off-Grid Really Illegal?
In essence yes. To live off the grid means to not have to hook up to any corporate or municipal utilities. If a municipality makes it illegal to disconnect from any given utility, they are in essence making off grid living illegal.

“It means living independently, mainly living independently of the utility companies. Providing your own power. It does not mean living in the stone age, it’s not about bush craft. It’s about generating your own power, your own water, dealing with your own waste. Probably as part of a community, not living on your own like a hermit. It’s also about being more self-reliant and being less dependent on the system. Perhaps realizing that the system isn’t really protecting us anymore and we have to look after ourselves.” – George Noory


Sources:

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-stream-officialblog/2014/2/25/florida-court-challengesoffthegridliving.html

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/02/22/court-rules-off-the-grid-living-is-illegal/

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/09/florida-makes-off-grid-living-illegal-mandates-all-homes-must-be-connected-to-an-electricity-grid/

I don’t understand people who say “Nintendo is so homophobic and racist because they never put POC or LGBTQIAP++ characters in their games!”

First off, gay marriage is still illegal in Japan. There are Japanese games that focus on gay characters, but Nintendo is a family-friendly general appeal kind of publisher.

And as for characters of different ethnicities, Japan is one of the most racially homogenous countries in the world. Almost 99% of the population is Yamato Japanese. A black person in Japan is an incredibly rare sight.

In fact, most other countries aren’t as racially diverse as the US.

If an American looks at a piece of Japanese media and sees a sea of Caucasians (and afterwards complains about a lack of PoC), he is projecting his own views and biases onto the work.

In its country of origin, the cast would be seen as Japanese without question. Anime characters who are meant to be white have both blond hair and blue eyes, as well as features like a large nose, because that is how white people are generally perceived in Japan.

I’m not saying a particular culture is right or wrong. But when examining media we have to remember context and be aware of our biases.

Stop judging international media by US standards and then complaining that it doesn’t live up to them.

msamberpriley This. This broke my heart. Eric Garner choked to death in an illegal choke hold by an officer and no indictment. Cameras all around and posted on YouTube and STILL no indictment. The whole world just watched them say they don’t care by not even looking into the case! An indictment is not a prosecution. I feel no protection right now, this is not Justice. #blacklivesmatter yes all lives matter but right now I feel like the 3/4th of a person they perceived us to be in the past before the “progress” we have made. #IMatter. Excessive force and abuse of power. We should all take a stand. I am not for violence but I am all for making your voice heard LOUDLY. Just had to get that off my heart. Thanks for listening to me rant… And of course #justiceforEricGarner

At lunch, I think about your hands, and that’s it. That’s my spine unloosening for the day. That’s all the ocean in my belly heading straight to the shore of my throat. I think about your hands and suddenly, I don’t know what to do with mine. Suddenly my fingers are not my fingers but the empty space between them where yours should be. I am all missing, I lose myself for the day and leave to find you. I misplace my throat because it is clasped in the cup of your hand. I leave my bitten lips on your bedside table. My thighs have the ghosts of bruises unfurling into poppies, like bloodstains on snow. I break things because I am shaking and I am shaking because you are not with me and you are not with me because we are just learning to touch each other through the spaces between us. It is violent that we cannot touch each other, yet. It’s a war crime. It should be illegal that my fingers still haven’t learned the notches of your back. I think about holding your wrist in the O of my thumb and my index finger. I think about kissing the blue veins there. I think about careful mouth touches, and the tender of you. The warm, soft hollow of you, and how I lose my bottom lip wondering about yours. I’ll kiss you there, I promise. I promise.
—  Azra.T., “These wrists, these eyes, these praying hands.”
JUNGKOOK’S SEXY MOMENTS APPRECIATION (1)

His fierce look has been alive since 2014 Boy-in-Luv Era

Originally posted by hoesoks

The way he drinks as if he doesn’t give a f*ck

That FIERCE LOOK.THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!

Sweat  AND CONFIDENCE IS THE KEY TO HURT JUNGKOOK STANS

Originally posted by hey-seoul-sistah

When he SUDDDENLY TRIES TO BE SWAG…

Originally posted by beatriceindre

THAT GODDAMN TONGUE

When he casually unbuttons his shirt. GOD LORD. F*CKING STOP

Originally posted by dream-bts

Do you see that?! Did you see how he’s the only one who grabs his crotch afknfnjfnfj

Originally posted by jimin-bts-trashs

How he can turn goofy into sexy

Originally posted by queen-of-suburbiaa

how he’s flawless just by standing still. THOSE EARRINGS.THAT HAIR.THOSE EYEBROWS.EVERYTHING

Originally posted by mayfifolle

The way he gives that “ I don’t really mind” face

DON’T START IT UP.

DON’T LOOK AT US WITH THAT EXPRESSION ON YOUR FACE

How effortlessly sexy he looks in his suit

his forehead should be illegal

Originally posted by kths

that moment when you suddenly can’t stop staring at that neck

Originally posted by rapmonion

DON’T TWERK WHILE FLICKING DAT TONGUE. YOU SAVAGE

Originally posted by jeonsshi

THOSE COLLARBONES.THOSE THIGHS. THAT

Originally posted by btsbruh

KEEP YOUR FETUS TONGUE FOR YOURSELF.

Originally posted by missbaptan

WHy in the world did you felt the need to do that? Did it helped the planet when you did it ? NO. SO DON’T DO IT AGAIN!!

Originally posted by missbaptan

EXCUSE ME SIR.I DID NOT STAN YOU FOR THIS.

(#jesslyfeReference)

Originally posted by orefashion

STOP GOING SO HARD ON THAT CAMERA

STOP HIPTHRISTING OUR SOULS AWAY!!

EVEN YOUR OWN SHIRT CAN’T BARE WITH YOU. IT’S GOING TO RIP OFF. BECAUSE OF YOUR GUNS.

WHat’s that smirk/ smug look on your face??!! Jungkook CONTROL YOURSELF.

F*CK…DON’T START TAKING OFF CLOTHES NOW.

Originally posted by rapmonsexpensivegirl

AND NOW HE BECAME A COP.IDK what’s more illegal, him in that outfitor the way he grabs onto that belt…

Originally posted by jengkook

And now everybody is probably getting pregnant via internet  gifs, because of him…*facepalm*

Originally posted by eatupbangtan

LOOK AT HIS FRICKIN ARMS/. DON’T TELL ME THAT HE WAS ONLY 17 WHEN THIS GIF HAPPENED. CAUSE’ I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS

Originally posted by myjaebutt

*body rolls * meanwhile the fandom is on the verge of a crisis

Originally posted by yoonmin

DON’T GRIT YOUR TEETH LIKE THAT. YOU LITTLE REBELLIOUS BABY WHO BARELY BECAME AN ADULT MONTHS AGO

Originally posted by beatriceindre

Again with the cop outfit. What happened to the baby who giggles because Jimin was shorter than him?

this is definitely not the baby ppl stanned in 2013

Originally posted by syubprince

These forearms thoooo..

THAT NECK VEIN. DID YOU SEE THE LIGHT YET. I’M ALL DIZZY BECAUSE OF THE SHARPNESS OF HIS JAW.

THESE GUNS. WTF IS WRONG WITH HIM LOOKING SO SWEET WHILE SHOWING OFF HIS ARMS LIKE THIS??!

Originally posted by kkuks

THAT OVERFLOWING CONFIDENCE IS WHAT GIVES HIM SEX APPEAL.

Originally posted by jungxook

the way he doesn’t give a f*ck is probably the hottest thing on earth

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

look at him going all intense with his tongue #StopThekookie2k16

Originally posted by pangguk

When sweat only make him look better than anything else.

That bulging arm vein thooo…I”m dead.

Originally posted by jeonify

OK SIR. I’M DONE. YOU WON. I CAN’T EVEN SAY ANYTHING OR RETORT AGAINST YOU. YOU HAVE GONE WAY TOO FAR.

Originally posted by jeonify

Someone stop his forehead.

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

when he has that angry look on his face

Originally posted by jengkook

when he’s wearing a cop outfit and he has the angry look on his face…*cries*

Originally posted by dugyu

That playful yet cocky facial expression

Originally posted by jimin-nim

and then he smiles at you as if he’S all innocent

Originally posted by jayfatuasian

Tell me if you guys want a part 2 and I’ll make it :)

SeaWorld just got busted by a US government agency for violating the Animal Welfare Act – and we may have a rare chance to end its animal cruelty for good.

SeaWorld imprisons orca whales in tiny, cage-like tanks – and the USDA citation reveals conditions at the park are dangerous to the animals’ health. SeaWorld is still defending its barbaric practices, but huge pressure is building on the company.

In a surprise move, a Californian assemblyman has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything – but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this assemblyman’s brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won’t accept SeaWorld’s imprisonment of orcas any longer.

California: Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to stop SeaWorld’s imprisonment and torture of whales now.

More info here and here. And a trailer for the documentary on the cruelty of Seaworld, Blackfish, here. Similarly there’s a documentary called The Cove where a man works with dolphins and explains how captivity harms them, as well. TRIGGER WARNING FOR ANIMAL VIOLENCE AND DEATH IN BOTH DOCUMENTARIES.

You guys. You guys this is important. You don’t even need an account to sign the petition you just need to give your name an email address and a zipcode/areacode/whatever for whatever country you reside in. Go do it gogogogogo. Petition is HERE. They are so close to reaching their goal of 1,000,000 signatures.

Please Join me in Supporting Planned Parenthood

The people who work for the reproductive rights of women in America put their lives and their livelihoods on the line. The position of the opposition is to do anything and everything the can to discredit them and rally a group of supporters so vehement that they will make the lives of these people awful enough that they will withdraw from the controversy, making safe, legal abortions harder and harder for women to get.

Very few of us remember a time before Roe vs. Wade, but the prohibition of abortion was a failed and sad experiment that overwhelmingly affected the poor and people of color. This is the world that these extremists want to bring back, and because abortion is an unpleasant issue to interface with, and because so few of us remember what the world was like while abortion was illegal (though still accessible to the rich) I am legitimately concerned that Planned Parenthood and the pro-choice movement will not have the support it needs to keep this vital service available for all women in America.

Please join me today in giving a percentage of this week’s paycheck to Planned Parenthood. I’m giving 10%.

How do you honestly fail to recognize the humanity of a person who’s last words were “I can’t breathe” to the point where you don’t even want to put the officer that killed him using an illegal chokehold on trial where he has another chance to get off?

It’s because we as black people will never be human to the majority of white people.

They still see us as tools and property, and even then, public fucking property gets more rights than us.

Fuck a body camera, fuck a cop.

Please reblog this!

SeaWorld just got busted by a US government agency for violating the Animal Abuse Act – and we may have a rare chance to end its animal cruelty for good.

SeaWorld imprisons orca whales in tiny, cage-like tanks – and the USDA citation reveals conditions at the park are dangerous to the animals’ health. SeaWorld is still defending its barbaric practices, but huge pressure is building on the company.

In a surprise move, a Californian congressmen has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything – but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this congressman’s brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won’t accept SeaWorld’s imprisonment of orcas any longer.

California: Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to stop SeaWorld’s imprisonment and torture of whales now.

SeaWorld’s actions are no surprise to anyone who has watched Blackfish, the documentary exposé showing how SeaWorld tortures these intelligent animals as they force them to perform tricks for the sake of entertainment and profits. But the Orca Welfare and Safety Act could change all that. The Act makes it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes.” 

SeaWorld would have you believe that the captivity of whales is about education, but we know better – it’s about profits. Through the years many groups, including SeaWorld’s own trainers and staff, have called for the end of the imprisonment of whales.

But with recent scrutiny, the company is under more pressure than ever. After CNN aired the groundbreaking Blackfish documentary, the world now knows thatSeaworld still keeps orcas like Tillkum in captivity, taken from the wild at two years old. This is dangerous not just for Tillkum’s own health, but for his trainers – the mental effects of being locked in a 20-by-30 foot dark metal container has seen him implicated in the deaths of three people.

This latest bust by the USDA for violating the Animal Abuse Act is just sign that SeaWorld needs to stop this. Attendance is dwindling at SeaWorld as the world wises up about the cruelty of the business of capturing animals for entertainment. Parents and kids are understanding that forcing intelligent, sensitive animals to live in cages is a cruel, unethical practice. If this law passes, we can stop this practice in California for good.

Click here to Sign on to stop SeaWorld from imprisoning whales for profit.

Dec. 12 9:19 am
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The federal government acted after images of officers in the St Louis suburb wearing the bracelets were posted online.

Wilson is the white officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, sparking protests that are still taking place.

Wilson, who shot the 18-year-old six times in unclear circumstances, has not been charged and remains on paid leave.

The Department of Justice wrote to Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson to explain the bracelets had “upset and agitated” residents, many of whom said the police wearing them had also illegally used black tape to cover up plates identifying them.

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/police-banned-from-wearing-i-am-darren-wilson-bracelets–lywW1AQ4Hx

NO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH KOREA

Hey guys, I got recent news for you.

This is our recent Broadcast. Link (it’s Korean Language)

THIS is the spokesman for the ruling party and one of next term Presidential Candidate.

He said, our recent Demonstration is illegal and violent. so He said that he will treat this demonstration and People as ISIS. That is fucking absurd.

And Korean national Police agency is still denying  the excessive use of force.

This is South Korea’s Reality. There is no Democracy. They are just pretending on it.

Korean Government make 100 Thousand-People who want a better society as a Terrorist.

They have no Shame.

And We will have Second Demonstration in 05.December. 2015.

Former News about South Korea Demonstration

  1. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1282364
  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/south-korea-protests-photos_56473f1be4b08cda3488f435

Cops standing in front of big drug seizures look great on the evening news. But it sells a lie that we’re winning, just like George Bush on an aircraft carrier declaring that a war was over that still rages on today.

It’s not only that we can’t win this war, it’s that we’re destroying ourselves fighting it. We are literally addicted to the War on Drugs. A half-century of failed policy, $1 trillion, and 45 million arrests has not reduced daily drug use—at all. The U.S. still leads the world in illegal drug consumption, drugs are cheaper, more available, and more potent than ever before.

Our justice system is a junkie, demanding its daily fix of arrests, seizures and convictions. It needs drugs. It’s as hooked as that guy sticking a needle into his arm even though he knows it’s killing him.

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Pretty Cool Webcomics: Lackadaisy

Lackadaisy is a Pretty Cool Webcomic by Tracy J. Butler / lackadaisycats! It updates once a month.

It’s the 1920s in St Louis, Missouri, and the Prohibition is in full swing. The nationwide ban on alcoholic substances means that many breweries and similar businesses quickly find themselves out of business, but there is still a need that must be filled… and to doesn’t take long before the illegal rumrunners and speakeasies step up to fulfill that need. One such establishment is the Lackadaisy, managed by entrepreneur Atlas May using the limestone caves under the city, and with his business sense and the location being a prominent stop for several smuggling routes, Atlas soon finds himself running a small empire… and his sudden death in 1926 causes it all to come tumbling down.

Now owned by his wife, Mitzi May, and run by the few employees who did not flee, die, or joined the rival Marigolds, Lackadaisy is largely viewed as being on its last legs; that is, if people are aware that it still exists at all. And with every step forward the group attempts to make, it seems as though they are forced to take two steps back. Amidst betrayal, crime, passion, and desperation, can the group find a way to rebuild and regain their glory? Or will their efforts only doom them further?

Don’t let such a long time between updates deter you - this is one of my favorite comics out there, and it’s not hard to see why. The sheer amount of care and detail put into each page, from the outfits to expressions and backgrounds to the careful historical research put in that you may not even notice until you look at the author’s notes, all craft a rich tale that grabs and keeps your interest. Even the early pages stand out as some great moments thanks to snappy writing, and as the story gets more serious some of the scenes and page layouts are so striking that they remain with you for a good while.

In all honesty, this is one comic where I am more than okay with the long update schedule, just from seeing how much care is put into each instalment. Lackadaisy is an adventurous and gripping bit of historical fiction, animal people aside, and while you may have to reread some pages to remember the context of each update… trust me, it’s well worth the effort.

Lackadaisy contains violence, blood and death, heavy alcohol use (which is kind of a given, but still), and harsh language, and is suitable for teens and up.

Thanks to the anon who suggested this comic!

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Don’t forget the Rohingya’s

Analysis: Jonathan Head, BBC News, Bangkok

By and large the humanitarian groups got what they wanted, as the meeting ended with promises to improve the search for stranded boats.

Dealing with the causes of the migrant exodus was trickier.

Everyone knew the dire treatment of Rohingya Muslims is what drove so many of them to flee. But Myanmar still insists they are illegal incomers from Bangladesh.

One million of them remain stateless, with Myanmar making no apology for segregating and restricting them; a kind of Asian apartheid.

There was an awkward moment when the UNHCR delegate insisted the Rohingya problem must be addressed, though even he avoided using the term Rohingya, something Myanmar won’t accept.

The Burmese delegation responded by denouncing “finger-pointing”. The problem, it said, was criminal trafficking gangs, not Burmese policies. Changing attitudes in Myanmar will be a tough long-term challenge.

On Friday it said it had picked up a boat with 727 migrants on board - just a week after it picked up about 200 in its first such operation. The Myanmar government has the boat under the supervision of the navy. Media isn’t allowed near the boats.

Asia’s migrant crisis

  • Rohingya Muslims mainly live in Myanmar, where they have faced decades of persecution.
  • Rights groups say migrants feel they have “no choice” but to leave, paying people smugglers to help them.
  • The UN estimates more than 120,000 Rohingya have fled in the past three years.
  • Traffickers usually take the migrants by sea to Thailand then overland to Malaysia.
  • But Thailand recently began cracking down on the migrant routes, meaning traffickers are using sea routes instead.

(source)

Please keep the Rohingya’s in your prayer’s. 

I’m going to make a donation post soon inshallah. Please raise awareness!