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Freedom?

Movie Spoilers ONLY...

Don't post the name of the movie, just its spoiler

Norman was impersonating his dead mother.

I've got a new House Fire Show starting at 1PM ET today

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Enjoy!

For the last time, what's your answer?

Don't bother begging for the question, you know the answer already.

Sewing Machine Diagram...

Stop The Madness...

Not tasty enough...

Now... Some random moments of kindness:









http://xaxor.com/funny-pics/funny-random-acts-of-kindness-part-2.html


TEEN JAILED FOR APP: 15-year-old Faces 20 Years For YouTube Video of Shooting Game

It just never seems to end: a student a H. L. Bourgeois High School has been accused of “using a mobile phone app to simulate shooting his classmates”. He was arrested, booked and jailed in Terrebonne Parish in Gray, LA last week. He’s now facing up to 20 years in prison for his.

The video the student made was with a perfectly legal app called “The Real Strike“. On the iTunes store description, it says: “Warning!!!: Do not use real guns in the real world!!! Let guns only exist in the apps!”

So what’s the problem? The 15-year-old who created the video with the app is charged with “terrorism”.

Local WGNO reports that “it simulates a first person shooter game, except the battleground is real life.”

“With all the school shooting we’ve had in the United States, it’s just not a very good game to be playing at this time,” Wolfe explained.

But the boy’s parents told investigators that their son took the video down when requested, and has never had any access to firearms.

http://politicalblindspot.com/teen-jailed-for-app/

A Message from Mark Ruffalo to the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride - to read at Abortion Rights Rally -



I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.

What happened to my mother was a relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind. My mother’s illegal abortion marked a time in America that we have worked long and hard to leave behind. It was a time when women were seen as second rate citizens who were not smart enough, nor responsible enough, nor capable enough to make decisions about their lives. It was a time that deserved to be left behind, and leave it behind we did, or so it seemed. We made abortion and a woman’s ability to be her own master a Right. That Right was codified into law. That law was the law of the land for decades. My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice. I don’t want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line. Where a transaction of $600 cash becomes the worth of a young woman’s life. So that is why I am lending my voice to you and your movement today. Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children. I trust that they are decent enough and wise enough and worthy enough to carry the right of Abortion and not be forced to criminally exercise that Right at the risk of death or jail time.

There was no mistake us making Abortion legal and available on demand. That was what we call progress. Just like it was no mistake that we abolished institutional racism in this country around the same time. The easy thing to do is lay low, but then are we who we say we are? Do we actually stand for anything, if what we do stand for is under attack and we say nothing? There is nothing to be ashamed of here except to allow a radical and recessive group of people to bully and intimidate our mothers and sisters and daughters for exercising their right of choice. Or use terrorism and fanaticism to block their legal rights or take the lives of their caregivers. Or design legislation that would chip away at those rights disguised as reinforcing a woman’s health. I invite you to find your voice and let it be known that you stand for abortion rights and the dignity of a woman to be the master of her own life and body. I invite you to search your soul and ask yourself if you actually stand for what you say you stand for. Thank you for being here today and thank you for standing up for the women in my life.

Sincerely and humbly,
Mark Ruffalo

http://stoppatriarchy.tumblr.com/post/58513899826/a-message-from-mark-ruffalo-to-the-abortion-rights
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