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How would you feel?

If you posted a story about a family struggling to make ends meet, to put food on the table, and someone came along and posted statistics talking bout how starvation rates are down?

How would you feel if you posted about the heinous murder of a child, and someone came along and posted a chart saying, child murder really isn't very common anymore. It's not a crisis.

You might feel just like I did when I posted about young Jada's gang rape and humiliation via social media and someone came along and posted a chart insisting rape wasn't really a crisis.

How would you interpret such responses? I interpret them as diminishing the experiences of people suffering poverty, murder, and rape. If I make a point about statistics, then responding with a counterpoint is within the bounds of acceptable debate. My view is that such a response is it at best insensitive when the context is not about patterns but a victim's experience.

Horrifying New Details On the 'Viral' Rape of 16-Year-Old Jada





Over the last few days, the stomach-churning story of Jada a 16-year-old girl whose rape was recorded and then shared and mocked on social media has shown up everywhere. Now, it Jada's mother and a family spokesperson are claiming that Jada's far from the only girl victimized by the people who allegedly drugged and raped her. And one other girl may soon be coming forward.

In an exclusive interview with Ronan Farrow, Jada's mother Sukieda and family spokesperson Quanell X give further details in the case that is starting to share disgusting elements with other stories that have made news in recent months.

According to Quanell X, even though the police are investigation the alleged drugging and sexual assault of Jada, supporters of the perpetrators are continuing to cyberbully the girl. Furthermore, a Houston-area rap artist has already written a song that riffs on the #jadapose hashtag, a sick trend where social media users would post pictures of themselves bottomless and posed as a passed-out Jada was in the photos passed around by her alleged rapists.

But it gets worse.


Now, we come to find out, as of yesterday, in doing further investigation into this case, it's not just Jada. There are other young girls who they've been posting pictures online having sex with these young girls also who are comatose and obviously unconscious. And so the police now are putting out a call to identify who are all these young girls who these videos and pictures by these alleged perpetrators are out there online and they're having sex with these girls who are obviously unconscious.


The spokesman says that one of Jada's friends was victimized the same night that Jada was, and that she's now attending counseling. A police investigation is ongoing.


Video at link: http://jezebel.com/horrifying-new-details-on-the-viral-rape-of-16-year-old-1603719252?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

I am far less generous toward that attitude

Dismissing the rights and concerns of people of color and women is reactionary. It is way more reactionary than Third Way. There is nothing progressive or liberal about it, and I don't consider people who do so to be leftists. Period.

I also consider a lot of this angst about corporatism to be strange, as though they have no conception of the country they live in. There has never been a President in this country that did not promote economic interests and there never will be as long as we remain a capitalist nation. For one thing our constitution makes property sacrosanct. It is a quintessential capitalist document. I might wish for a different political system, but I know enough history and political theory to understand the role of the capitalist state. When I articulate those ideas, which are clearly Marxist in orientation, I am called a "centrist." It's nuts. What I am is politically pragmatic. I refuse to obsess about individuals, be it Snowden or Obama, and make political decisions based on the available options at the time.

I care about the NSA but I don't give a shit about Glen Greenwald or the boxes in Snowden's garage. None of that has any relevance to the conflict between national security and civil liberties or the actions of the NSA. In fact, it's a way of avoiding substantive discussion on those issues. THAT is why I avoid those threads.

Why Brazil Lost? Mick Jagger's "cold foot."

Brazilians begged Mick Jagger not to support their team at this World Cup. He developed a reputation for cursing the teams he supported at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when he was present for the elimination of England (his homeland), the U.S. (he attended with Bill Clinton) and Brazil (he has a Brazilian son with model Luciana Gimenez). But that turned out to be nothing compared to the horror he ushered in at the 2014 World Cup.

With the Rolling Stones on tour, Jagger could not attend the early rounds of this World Cup, but still afflicted teams with his tainted support from afar. At a concert in Rome, he predicted Italy would beat Uruguay to reach the knockout stage. Italy lost 1-0 and were eliminated. At a show in Lisbon, he predicted Portugal would win the tournament. Portugal also went out in the group stage. And when England played Uruguay, he tweeted "Let's go England! This is the one we win!!!" England lost and, like the others, failed to reach the knockout stage.

This prompted Brazilians to dub Jagger "pe frio" a term for bad luck that translates to "cold foot." They tried to harness his powers of destruction and use them against their rivals along the way to reaching the semifinals by bringing cardboard cutouts of him wearing the opposing team's shirt and offering a message of support in word bubbles. Here's one that was brought to the semifinal against Germany





But the cardboard cutouts proved to be no match for the real thing.

Wearing an England hat to try and divert his curse to a team he's already doomed, Jagger attended the Brazil-Germany match with his son, who wore a Brazil shirt, and a group of other local supporters. And the result was emphatic enough to make a believer in occult out of anyone. Brazil lost 7-1, with five goals coming in the first 30 minutes of play a new World Cup record. It was Brazil's widest margin of defeat ever. Not just in the World Cup. Ever. It was Brazil's first home loss in a competitive match since 1975. And to top it off, Germany's Miroslav Klose scored to overtake Brazlian Ronaldo all-time World Cup scoring record against Brazil and in Brazil.

This was the first match Jagger attended during this World Cup and it just so happened to be one of the worst losses in the history of the sport. Clearly his powers of destruction are only growing stronger.


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/world-cup-angel-of-doom-mick-jagger-attends-brazil-germany-match--brazil-lose-7-1-224902759.html

Obama has enlisted the puppytarit in his communist plot against America

Witness Nathan, the Leninist pooch.

Gangs and swarms

How is it that when multiple women agree on something we are called a "gang" or a "swarm"? The use of those terms suggest to me that some members see something illegitimate about women expressing their views. Is there a certain number at which we are allowed to agree before we become a swarm? Are only one, two, or three women allowed to participate in a thread? Why is it that some so often use language that deems women's speech illegitimate?

Perhaps, just perhaps, people ought to think about what they mean to communicate with the words they choose? Unless of course you believe women and their speech less worthy than men's.

Finally, something really important

more than a SCOTUS decision allowing discrimination against women in healthcare.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5204896
All four versions of the now self-deleted OP are here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025204896#post108

Here is the meme

I also added it to the OP so you can use the FB share button there. Thanks!

The solution is not taking off our tops

and showing our breasts to men who think depriving us of reproductive rights is a big joke. If you want to engage in bodily protest, do one that makes sense. SCOTUS and Hobby Lobby seek to deny women access to birth control. The logical response--besides a consumer boycott, legal, and political action--is to go all Lysistrata. At the very least, refuse to have sex with someone who doesn't take your reproductive rights seriously. If he thinks companies have a right to make your reproductive choices or your reaction is "hysterical" or "hair on fire," that is someone who isn't worthy of intimate relations with you.

Crafters United Against Hobby Lobby




Are you a crafter? Do you know any crafters? Hobby Lobby is a business like any other. They depend on retail sales to survive. The SCOTUS ruling today is a blow to women, and many of us craft. If you do, spread the word to your crafting friends. Find other options for your supplies.

Get those Martha Stewart punches using a 50% coupon off at Michaels.
Get your K&Company paper stacks using one of Joann's 40% off coupons.
Go to Scrapbooking Warehouse for your Tim Holtz inks.
Buy your Bazzill Cardstock at Scrapbook.com
Check out Archivers.
And don't forget HSN crafting days for fantastic deals on a range of paper crafting and sewing supplies.

There are many, many other options, so whichever you choose, make sure it's not Hobby Lobby. If you go to crops, tell everyone you'd like them to boycott Hobby Lobby.

Hobby Lobby needs to learn that actions have consequences. We have purchasing power. Let's use it!



Also I don't Tweet much at all, but we need to come up with a Twitter hashtag. #craftersagainsthobbylobby? It needs to mention crafters because that is who generates Hobby Lobby's profits.
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