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"You know the look..."


Well, I guess that they wouldn't have a problem with these guys before they got famous...

Jared Loughner

Adam Lanza

James Holmes

What does a "responsible gun owner" look like again?

I don't post here all that often...

However, I'm just proud to say that Barack Obama is our president... Twice!

That is all.

Take care, everybody.

Sarah Silverman Helps The 'Black NRA' Give Guns To African-Americans On Funny Or Die

Since the NRA's stated goal is to ensure that all Americans have a basic right to firearms, isn't it about time that they spun off into the Black NRA to make sure all African-Americans can easily purchase guns? It only makes logical sense for the NRA.

Sarah Silverman, David Alan Grier, Deon Cole, Run Funches and more star in this Funny Or Die commercial for the Black NRA.


Starfleet Officer Single-handedly Saves Some Whales...

We spoke to innocent men who were stopped and frisked



Le1f is a rising New York based rapper, who has gained attention for his flamboyant style and ability to make club bangers that discuss serious issues like his homosexuality. At the annual Afropunk Music Festival in Brooklyn, Le1f told us about the time he was stopped-and-frisked on the way to a magazine interview.

What happened when you were stopped by cops?
Le1f: I was on my way to another interview. Iím in a cab. I get out after having an argument with this cab for in the wrong place. The cops saw that I had some issue with the driver, but mind you, it was a $20 cab. I gave him $30 for taking me to the wrong place. So I get out of the cab and under the bridge on Delancey Street, and they stopped and frisked me, put me in handcuffs, and asked me what happened. I had to stop the cab driver. It was a whole situation. They wanted to know what happened with me and this cab driver, and put me in handcuffs without reading my rights and all that kind of shit.

Do you view stop-and-frisk as a problem in the city?
Stop-and-frisk is obviously a problem. Itís like allowing people to harass people. It reminds me of Jim Crow. Itís legit like a Jim Crow law.


Is anyone afraid of dying?

Sure, why not?

We're not that old school...

When I flew over Mt. Fuji, it was the biggest thing that I've ever seen in my life.

The Culture of Power

IF YOU ARE A WOMAN and you have ever walked into a menís meeting, or a person of color and have walked into a white organization, or a child who walked into the principalís office, or a Jew or Muslim who entered a Christian space, then you know what it is like to walk into a culture of power that is not your own. You may feel insecure, unsafe, disrespected, unseen or marginalized. You know you have to tread carefully.

Whenever one group of people accumulates more power than another group, the more powerful group creates an environment that places its members at the cultural center and other groups at the margins. People in the more powerful group (the ďin-groupĒ) are accepted as the norm, so if you are in that group it can be very hard for you to see the benefits you receive.

Since Iím male and I live in a culture in which men have more social, political, and economic power than women, I often donít notice that women are treated differently than I am. Iím inside a male culture of power. I expect to be treated with respect, to be listened to, and to have my opinions valued. I expect to be welcomed. I expect to see people like me in positions of authority. I expect to find books and newspapers that are written by people like me, that reflect my perspective, and that show me in central roles. I donít necessarily notice that the women around me are treated less respectfully, ignored, or silenced; that they are not visible in positions of authority nor welcomed in certain spaces; and that they are charged more for a variety of goods and services and are not always safe in situations where I feel perfectly comfortable.

Remember when you were a young person entering a space that reflected an adult culture of poweróa classroom, store, or office where adults were in charge? What let you know that you were on adult turf, that adults were at the center of power?
Some of the things I remember are that adults were in control. They made the decisions. They might be considerate enough to ask me what I thought, but they did not have to take my concerns into account. I could be dismissed at any time, so I learned to be cautious. I could look around and see what was on the walls, what music was being played, what topics were being discussed, and most important, who made those decisions, and I knew that this was an adult culture of power.

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