Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.
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GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.
This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…
… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.
Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.
Go fund me has done other shitty things as well.
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• SPIDER-MAN, BLACK WIDOW, KITTY, CLOAK & DAGGER barely hold back the carnage of vengeful sewer leaders AGENT CROCK & VERMIN!
• The BENGAL joins the police squad just in time to regulate Scourge’s murderous aftermath!
• Will the hunt for CROSSBONES reveal a deeper, darker secret behind the city’s rampant crime wave?
I guess I hadn’t realized that Ult!Jessica has Peter’s DNA, Jessica’s name, a version of Julia’s costume, and Natasha’s nom de guerre.
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Yet lately, after years of shark doom and gloom, some good news has started to appear. How did the situation start to turn around? You can chalk it up to better fishery management, falling demand for shark fins and rising appreciation for live sharks.
Rules and policies designed to protect sharks include shark sanctuaries, banning of shark finning (the taking of just the valuable fins and discarding the often still-living shark), prohibitions on selling and shipping of shark products and changes in fishing gear that reduce the likelihood of sharks being caught by mistake. Thanks to growing public disgust with the practice of finning and awareness of catastrophic drops in shark numbers, demand for shark fin soup is declining in Asia (as are shark fin prices). The Chinese government recently banned the serving of shark fin soup at official functions, a number of large hotels have taken shark fin soup off the menu and a growing list of airlines are refusing to transport shark fins.
In places where tourism is critical to the local economy, the realization that sharks are much more valuable alive than dead has also prompted legal protection. More than 30 percent of the Maldives’ economy is based on shark eco-tourism, and in Palau it was estimated that a shark that brings in $108 dead is worth $1.9 million alive over its lifetime. As a recent headline in the New York Times noted in a story about shark tourism on Cape Cod (not far from where most of Jaws was filmed): “They’re Going to Need a Bigger Gift Shop.”
Most importantly, bit-by-bit, scientists have been finding evidence that shark numbers in some areas are slowly rebounding. A report this year suggested that numbers of great white sharks seem to be increasing along the east coast of the United States, and similar trends have been reported from California, South Africa and Australia. Notably, these are all places where harvest of these sharks has been prohibited since the 1990s. Such developments inspire cautious optimism: we could be at a shark conservation tipping point.– The State of Sharks, 40 Years After Jaws | Science | Smithsonian (via jenn2d2) Via Bowties Are Cool
Kurt is actually one of the cuddliest X-Men around. His tail is found wrapped around anything, including Logan a couple of times.
This may be the first one of these I agree with!
you were brainwashed into thinking european features are the epitome of beauty
So next time you’re in a situation where you are recording an officer and fear for the safety of your video evidence, try using the Bambuser app.
It uploads your video online to your Bambuser account while you record it. You can also stream the video live. This way your videos are saved online, safe from the hands of the uniformed pigs.
Here’s a really good test for whether you have good police or bad police. Good police respect the media, bad police try to suppress the media.
No one should have to experience this shit. and most fucking certainly not for “no reason”
Reading these accounts has been a terrifying reminder to me of what it must have been like to be in the Jim Crow south during segregation. I can’t tell you how unsettling it is to see that it’s never really left.
The South is rising again.
Too bad for them, the North is not the North that was. Guerrilla warfare and local strongmen worked to undo Reconstruction when the Northern Anglo-Saxons didn’t much want to fight their Southern cousins again over the civil rights of a bunch of technically free darkies, but the USA today is a very different place. We know our history, and we know we can do better.
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Eric9: first of three editorialtoons on Ferguson, MO my friends and I are baffled that people are baffled that U.S. PD’s are armed like the military..how soon they forget they wanted PD’s to update their armor after 09/11 more about this later on and see the next two editorialtoons
-one more time thanks for your continuing thoughts…you say more than the inner circle and I really appreciate it