howitis

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Dear fellow Americans,

Can we please stop trying to excuse abhorrent behavior because football?

While we are at it, can we look into why our culture seems to condone/celebrate male violence and aggression? 

Thank you.

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http://hoganddice.tumblr.com/post/97723974798/officialnyteblayde-love-how-americans-think

hoganddice:

officialnyteblayde:

love how americans think literally every country works on the same belief and political system as them and that everyone know/cares about things that are solely america-centric
and by that i mean i hate it and nobody cares apart from other americans so

It’s partly…

I will never understand our pride in wilful ignorance. It is a very weird thing. But most Americans are blind to the faults in the system because it is all they know and they are indoctrinated from an early age with the concept of “We’re No. 1”. But it changes when Americans travel and get to know people outside the U.S. I think one of our problems is our size. We are so geographically large that it takes a lot of conscious effort to leave. Until they changed the rules about travel to Mexico and Canada requiring a passport, only about 25% of us held a passport. And our news reporting is a shambles, but again, most Amercians don’t realize it because they don’t know anything different, hey, we have a “free” press (owned by corporate giants with vested interests and dependent on advertising for survival) so it, too, is “No. 1.”

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)

The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover

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I treat myself like I would my daughter. I brush her hair, wash her laundry, tuck her in goodnight. Most importantly, I feed her. I do not punish her. I do not berate her, leave tears staining her...

I saw this post, and it’s very true.  You should do this, especially if, in your life, there was no one doing it for you at a time when there should have been, so I was ready to hit reblog, but then, I thought more.

Not only do I do this for myself, but I actually got to do this for my daughter, at least I tried my very best to do so and I hope I succeeded, but only she can really say for sure.  And it was so healing, for someone with a less than perfect upbringing.  I saw the difference it made in her life, that I made in her life, and it still does, though she brushes her own hair and is a bit old to be tucked into bed at night (and goodness knows I can’t keep her hours at my age!).  But I see her now and remember myself at that age and I see the difference having someone there has meant.  She may never see it, because she’s never known anything else, but I see it.  I see what unconditional love can do and how powerful it is.  So yes, please, please, if no one else has every provided it, unconditionally love yourself and care for yourself, even when — no, especially when — you think you deserve it least.  All of you.  Take care of you, love you, be kind to you.  It makes a difference.

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pbstv:

“What Steve Jobs and I did—and at the same time Bill Gates and Paul Allen did—we had no savings accounts, no friends that could loan us money. But we had ideas, and I wanted all my life to be a part of a revolution.” ~ Steve Wozniak
Hear more from him on pbsamericanmasters' The Boomer List, coming to PBS September 23rd.

Boomers will never get tired of singing their own praises. 

pbstv:

“What Steve Jobs and I did—and at the same time Bill Gates and Paul Allen did—we had no savings accounts, no friends that could loan us money. But we had ideas, and I wanted all my life to be a part of a revolution.” ~ Steve Wozniak

Hear more from him on pbsamericanmasters' The Boomer List, coming to PBS September 23rd.

Boomers will never get tired of singing their own praises. 

Filed under been hearing it my whole life really pbs? nothing more important going on in the world stopped watching when every pledge break turned into a boomer-fest