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    "Monumental Myths" Short Documentary

    Decolonize your US American History. Courtesy of awesome historians James Loewen and Howard Zinn! 

    Well this might be a problem for me….

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    1980: Ronald Reagan runs for president, promising a balanced budget

    1981 - 1989: With support from congressional Republicans, Reagan runs enormous deficits, adds $2 trillion to the debt.

    1993: Bill Clinton passes economic plan that lowers deficit, gets zero votes from congressional Republicans.

    1998: U.S. deficit disappears for the first time in three decades. Debt clock is unplugged.

    2000: George W. Bush runs for president, promising to maintain a balanced budget.

    2001: CBO shows the United States is on track to pay off the entirety of its national debt within a decade.

    2001 - 2009: With support from congressional Republicans, Bush runs enormous deficits, adds nearly $5 trillion to the debt.

    2002: Dick Cheney declares, “Deficits don’t matter.” Congressional Republicans agree, approving tax cuts, two wars, and Medicare expansion without even trying to pay for them.

    2009: Barack Obama inherits $1.3 trillion deficit from Bush; Republicans immediately condemn Obama’s fiscal irresponsibility.

    2009: Congressional Democrats unveil several domestic policy initiatives — including health care reform, cap and trade, DREAM Act — which would lower the deficit. GOP opposes all of them, while continuing to push for deficit reduction.

    September 2010: In Obama’s first fiscal year, the deficit shrinks by $122 billion. Republicans again condemn Obama’s fiscal irresponsibility.

    October 2010: S&P endorses the nation’s AAA rating with a stable outlook, saying the United States looks to be in solid fiscal shape for the foreseeable future.

    November 2010: Republicans win a U.S. House majority, citing the need for fiscal responsibility.

    December 2010: Congressional Republicans demand extension of Bush tax cuts, relying entirely on deficit financing. GOP continues to accuse Obama of fiscal irresponsibility.

    March 2011: Congressional Republicans declare intention to hold full faith and credit of the United States hostage — a move without precedent in American history — until massive debt-reduction plan is approved.

    July 2011: Obama offers Republicans a $4 trillion debt-reduction deal. GOP refuses, pushes debt-ceiling standoff until the last possible day, rattling international markets.

    August 2011: S&P downgrades U.S. debt, citing GOP refusal to consider new revenues. Republicans rejoice and blame Obama for fiscal irresponsibility.

    Though this is somewhat of a simplification of the situation, it presents the main facts quite clearly. 

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    Am I arguing that girls and women shouldn’t be held responsible for their behavior? Not at all. If a woman drinks to excess, then falls over in the street, loses her wallet and vomits all over her shirt, she has only herself to blame. But rape is not a consequence of getting drunk. It’s a consequence of a man deciding to rape someone.
    Emily Maguire, Princesses & Pornstars: Sex, Power, Identity (via beautythatmoves)

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    nghiemthepoet:

    First off, I suck at sticking with the “30 days straight” concept of this challenge. I have come to accept this.

    For my views on mainstream music, I sound like an old person, because I’m always talking about how music from a couple years back is so much better than it is now. And to me, that’s…

    A another shot of clarity and saneness in dark times of emotions and extremists. This time in defense of a lawyer being appointed to a Superior Court Judge position. The lawyer happens to be Muslim; which of course stirred up a storm of controversy over alleged terrorist ties and Sharia law and all the other bull**** that racist ignorant Americans fling at every person who happens to be Muslim. 

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    anonymuffin:

    fucking idol

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    Like most guys, I had bought into the stereotype that all feminists were white, lesbian, unattractive male bashers who hated all men. But after reading the work of these black feminists, I realized that this was far from the truth. After digging into their work, I came to really respect the intelligence, courage and honesty of these women. Feminists did not hate men. In fact, they loved men. But just as my father had silenced my mother during their arguments to avoid hearing her gripes, men silenced feminists by belittling them in order to dodge hearing the truth about who we are.

    Why I Am a Black Male Feminist

    this article is wonderful.

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