The House I Live In - a documentary about the War on Drugs by Eugene Jarecki.
PLEASE watch this, especially if you’re an American. It’s a great movie, but what makes it that way is taking a subject that has been boiled down to soundbites and takes a more honest look at the consequences of policies put in place by men who could benefit from them.
There really needs to be a national dialogue about this subject, at least one that is more complex than “drugs are bad, people who do drugs are bad” and it won’t happen with an uninformed populace. My heart breaks for these people, some who were set up to fail because of the policies put in place.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people… . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
After watching Edward Snowden’s interview last night, I found myself in a state of sedated rage, and quickly started working on this. Braver than I could ever hope to be, Mr. Snowden has made a sacrifice of epic proportions, giving up everything but his life (so far) to let the people of America know that our government is committing illegal acts against us in the name of security. US Intelligence couldn’t even stop the Tsarnaev Brothers, two of the dumbest terrorists in history, so I don’t take much stock in their ability to turn our soiled rights into security.
This idea that you have nothing to worry about if you have nothing to hide is complete and utter horseshit. The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable search and seizure which is exactly what this is. I certainly don’t want decades of e-mails, phone records, texts, etc to come back and haunt me later in life. The government has no right to gain that sort of leverage over it’s people. We’re on a slippery slope here, and I really hope that the people of America, right, left, and middle can cut through the bullshit and bickering and come together and fight this head on.
I’ve seen this video posted a few times over the past couple days and I avoided watching it until last night. Holy crap! I can’t believe these are the kinds of things said on Fox News. Truly unbelievable.
This fucking butt baby pays to have a card made then goes out and buys himself dinner. He then eats his food (no doubt with a raging boner the entire time) knowing full well at the end he is going to leave this dick smell of a card for the person who served him instead of a tip. What a load of cock dust.
First of all, Prop 30 is a California state proposition to help fund schools. It has nothing to do with Obama. Regardless, it also only affects those who make $250k or more a year. Yet this walking talking flacid dick still leaves it.
I’ll tell you what, I don’t think I like this guy.
Four years ago, I created this portrait to show my support of Obama. I’m reposting it to again show my support.
I would consider myself quite left, with a mix of right and center depending on the issue. For me, Obama isn’t a perfect candidate, but he’s a good candidate, and in comparison to his opponent, a great candidate.
He’s been a great leader. Speaking with conviction and a clear plan for the future. Unless you’re well into your 80’s, he has helped bring us out of the worst economic crisis of your lifetime, even with overwhelming opposition from Republicans in Congress. Yet people have the gall to say that he’s failed as a President, or we are worse off than we were 4 years ago, and are instead trumpeting for a man who will only repeat the mistakes of the Bush administration.
I hope you will join me in voting for the only decent choice tomorrow.