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By hyping ISIL threat, US is falling into group’s trap | Al Jazeera America →

minarchist:

Why is ISIL so eager to lure the United States into battle? While ISIL has unrivaled access to multiple revenue streams, a vast array of arms and command tens of thousands of soldiers, the one thing it lacks is local popular legitimacy — a big problem for a group that aspires to form a caliphate. However, the expanded foreign intervention will likely help ISIL mitigate this challenge by galvanizing the public against the U.S.-led coalition, with ISIL portraying itself as the only force capable of repelling these malignant invaders. Meanwhile, the U.S. will be drawn ever deeper into a war of attrition in which its enemies, nonstate actors, have little to lose and everything to gain.”

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priceofliberty:

der-prinz-aus-stahl:

vidya-profligatus:

der-prinz-aus-stahl:

Is Obamacare literally state health insurance that has nothing to do with improving the actual healthcare infrastructure of the United States and everything to do with just getting as many people on government registries as possible?

It’s not state health insurance.

It’s a system that promises to connect consumers with corporate health insurance companies, and institutes a ton of regulation on the insurance companies, as well as insurance purchasers, under the reasoning that by forcing people to buy insurance at gunpoint, they’ll drive insurance prices way down somehow.

So it’s a fuckdumb means of subsidising private healthcover that requires a massive and woefully ineffective bureaucracy to run.

And yes, also government registries. Enjoy having your identity hacked. Medical records are more valuable than your credit card numbers.

things that are better than truscum:

toenail-fister:

ioncehadanantitruscumtellme:

literally everything in existence

This just in, OP thinks genocide, racism, sexism, murder, rape, and every other atrocity to walk this earth are not nearly as bad as people wanting others to recognize dysphoria is required to be trans.

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anti-feminism-pro-equality:

"While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you’d probably expect. Typically, men are physically stronger than women but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to escape the violence or the relationship. An abused man faces a shortage of resources, skepticism from police, and major legal obstacles, especially when it comes to gaining custody of his children from an abusive mother. No matter your age, occupation, or sexual orientation, though, you can overcome these challenges and escape the abuse.
Abused men can also reach out to the following organizations for help:
U.S. and Canada: () The Domestic Abuse Helpline
UK: ManKind Initiative
Australia: One in Three Campaign offers a number of crisis hotlines”
Read more here: [X]
Oh and may it also be noted that Men are now the majority of domestic violence victims, according to the CDC. [x]
More info on Male Domestic Abuse Hotlines are here [x]
Learn about the signs of domestic abuse here [x]
Men Specific Domestic Abuse, not always physical [x]
I couldnt find any fundraisers for male victims of domestic abuse but I found plenty telling men they can stop it. If you know of anything people can donate to to help men, please put a link so others can help. Thank you.

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

"While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you’d probably expect. Typically, men are physically stronger than women but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to escape the violence or the relationship. An abused man faces a shortage of resources, skepticism from police, and major legal obstacles, especially when it comes to gaining custody of his children from an abusive mother. No matter your age, occupation, or sexual orientation, though, you can overcome these challenges and escape the abuse.

Abused men can also reach out to the following organizations for help:

Read more here: [X]

Oh and may it also be noted that Men are now the majority of domestic violence victims, according to the CDC. [x]

More info on Male Domestic Abuse Hotlines are here [x]

Learn about the signs of domestic abuse here [x]

Men Specific Domestic Abuse, not always physical [x]

I couldnt find any fundraisers for male victims of domestic abuse but I found plenty telling men they can stop it. If you know of anything people can donate to to help men, please put a link so others can help. Thank you.

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poppypicklesticks:

hypnostatics:

justfeministhings:

missgivenofucks:

Why am I still on facebook I don’t understand

"Domestic abuse on men being mocked is because of sexism against women"

Every time.

When a woman is abused, women everywhere are the victims.
When a man is abused, women everywhere are the victims.
Feminism. 

poppypicklesticks:

hypnostatics:

justfeministhings:

missgivenofucks:

Why am I still on facebook I don’t understand

"Domestic abuse on men being mocked is because of sexism against women"

Every time.

When a woman is abused, women everywhere are the victims.

When a man is abused, women everywhere are the victims.

Feminism. 

wordbomb:

Thought Crime: UK Leadership Wants To Ban Predicted ‘Extremists’ From Social Media, TV, Events

Yes, if the government “reasonably believes” you engage in harassment at some point in the future, it can have you declared an extremist, bar you from TV and public events, and make sure that all your social media posts are pre-reviewed for approval. Supporters flat out admit that this would be done to get people who are currently doing things that are perfectly legal:

 The new orders will be part of the Government’s “Prevent” strategy, which tackles the ideology behind the terrorist threat. So-called hate preachers, who currently stay just within terrorism legislation, will be one of the targets of banning orders and Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs).

wordbomb:

Thought Crime: UK Leadership Wants To Ban Predicted ‘Extremists’ From Social Media, TV, Events

Yes, if the government “reasonably believes” you engage in harassment at some point in the future, it can have you declared an extremist, bar you from TV and public events, and make sure that all your social media posts are pre-reviewed for approval. Supporters flat out admit that this would be done to get people who are currently doing things that are perfectly legal:

The new orders will be part of the Government’s “Prevent” strategy, which tackles the ideology behind the terrorist threat. So-called hate preachers, who currently stay just within terrorism legislation, will be one of the targets of banning orders and Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs).

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thedoomreport:

Gentrification is a weird thing

"hey you, stop putting money, investment, and value in our depressed local economy"

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thedoomreport:

The reason Europeans conquered everyone is apparently “they had more resources”. 

Europe has coal, at best. Africa is a literal goldmine of resources. The Americas has unparalleled agriculture. This all sounds contrived. 

The professor is also citing the heavily criticized layman’s book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel”. 

It gets the credits I guess. 

thedoomreport:

It doesn’t matter if Jesus would have been a Democrat or a Republican. He probably would have hated you for having the conversation at all. I do. 

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Anonymous said: Is it fair to say "Men are guilty until proven innocent"? I feel this way. Sometimes, I want to lock them all up until they can prove themselves decent human beings. The odds are against them.

poppypicklesticks:

thentheysaidburnher:

I think this is fair.

"why does everyone think feminists are man haters who spend all their time talking about how much they hate men instead of anything else SMH"

dracmakens:

me as a parent

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supersmashthestatebros:

NYPD Inspector Ellen Chang has ordered officers at the Community Affairs Division to create a fitness room. Chang said she wants to motivate their increasingly unfit officers to get back in shape, as she herself has run in three city marathons, while critics said, “No, this wasn’t the race problem we were talking about.”

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millennialau:

Rev Sekou kneeled between protesters and police and prayed, then was thrown into a police vehicle with blood smears all inside of it.

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