The US and ISIS aren’t that dissimilar.  They both have some alleged strict moral code that they’re willing to brutalize innocent people over in an attempt to engage the population at large into following.  Islam is ISIS’s religion, patriotism is the U.S.’s. 

ISIS beheads innocent journalists and civilians.  The U.S. is only a bit more covert in their violence, since their propaganda is actually used in convincing its citizens to volunteer to be put in harm’s way under the guise of freedom and patriotism and duty, and will even give them a uniform, shelter, and food to do it, and pay the family if one of them gets killed.  Wait - al Qaeda did that, too.  Wait - ISIS is an off-spring of al Qaeda.  Wait wait - the U.S. created al Qaeda, and trained them.  So if the CIA trained al Qaeda, and ISIS is an off-spring of al Qaeda, then …………

Looking at things logically, and from everyone’s point of view in the world, then one wonders who is a bigger international threat:  A renegade group of militants willing to shed blood at the drop of a hat in order to establish dominion across the planet, or ISIS.

arabbara:

R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35,000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

#NailedIt

Remember when you hear the term “limits to freedom of speech”, the former automatically negates the latter.

theonion:

Millions of citizens nationwide could be heard muttering “God, why are you so stupid?” to themselves after realizing they had looked to an elected official for some kind of solution.

That moment when The Onion becomes legitimate news.

theonion:

Millions of citizens nationwide could be heard muttering “God, why are you so stupid?” to themselves after realizing they had looked to an elected official for some kind of solution.

That moment when The Onion becomes legitimate news.

wunderschonen:

Be my president, please.

Translation in random order:
She’s not an old white guy - I love different people. I will blindly follow her.
I’m too weak to process my own way in life - please tell me what to do.
I only care about fitting in while attempting to be different - please make laws that have nothing to do with me, but will forever affect me and my children.
I love to drink to - she will make a great president because Pinto Noir!
Why the fuck anyone wants someone to rule over them is just beyond my scope of understanding at this point.
But at least promise me if she buys wins the election, we can call her the Cunt-In-Chief.

wunderschonen:

Be my president, please.

Translation in random order:

  • She’s not an old white guy - I love different people. I will blindly follow her.
  • I’m too weak to process my own way in life - please tell me what to do.
  • I only care about fitting in while attempting to be different - please make laws that have nothing to do with me, but will forever affect me and my children.
  • I love to drink to - she will make a great president because Pinto Noir!

Why the fuck anyone wants someone to rule over them is just beyond my scope of understanding at this point.

But at least promise me if she buys wins the election, we can call her the Cunt-In-Chief.

I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you are afraid. You’re afraid of us, you’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell how this was going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin.
[…] I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible.
Where we go from there, is a choice I leave to you.

Neo

Today, my dad told me that “those people” attacked the U.S. because of their religion.

I Am Pro-Choice & Pro-Life.

We should have a choice in where our money goes. Period.

Obviously in the world we don’t have a choice most times, because the government either takes your money without asking through taxation (which is theft, by the way), or throws you in jail for not involuntarily being opted in.

The same goes for health care.  I should choose where my money goes.  That can be handled by what employer I work for, or what insurance company I patronize.  I might agree, or not agree, with certain aspects of health care, and some parts I might never utilize as a man, or as just who I am.  Should I have to pay for those, involuntarily?

Obamacare, which is my main sticking point, takes away your choices, should you choose to opt-in.  The other options?  Get your own insurance, which is unreasonable for someone with a lower income because it’s so insanely high, or not get insurance at all, then by fined by Obamacare for not having insurance. 

Is that freedom, for anyone?  “You will have health care, or else we’ll take away parts of your income which goes toward you taking care of yourself on a daily basis.”  The best way to be pro-choice AND pro-life is to let people decide exactly what they want to be part of, and not to penalize them if they don’t do something you agree with.  I know that’s a fucking stretch in today’s world, but it’s a real goal, across the board.

The beauty of a fully voluntary society is that you simply have choices in what you do and where you put your energy, time, money, and self.  Today, you don’t always have that choice.  That bothers me.  There’s no real healthy (!) competition in the health care and insurance industry.  The differences in premiums, most times, are little to none.  There’s no free market, and ease of choice right now.  That bothers me.  There’s nothing voluntary about it, unless you simply choose to not participate in getting insurance. 

But we see where that gets ya.

disobey:

“The president of the US is the leader of the free world, if by free world you mean the country with the largest prison system.”  .. (Jarod Kintz)

disobey:

“The president of the US is the leader of the free world, if by free world you mean the country with the largest prison system.”  .. (Jarod Kintz)

Some fool posted this on Facebook.  I added the slash in a circle graphic.
This was my reply:
Okay 
No one is illegal. It’s an absurd, and uneducated statement.
Who gives a fat fuck? It’s a driver’s license. People will bitch if someone drives without a license, and they’ll bitch if they drive with one.
White people came to this continent & invaded it, murdered its natives, & took over. How’s that legal?
Mind your own fucking business.
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The United States has become the most non-compassionate, self-centered, arrogant, and overly patriotic nation on the planet.  It’s sickening.  I blame the past 40 years of regimes administrations that have created this global “us vs. them” mentality.  
I’m more surprised that some of my family have similar attitudes about immigrants, seeing as a lot of my family is not anglo-saxon white Americans.  They’re Asian.  Japanese, Chinese, & Cambodian.  By marriage, we’ve also had African-American in our family (might again, too).  Not everyone is Christian, nor is everyone straight, marriage before giving birth, etc.  And none of that should define a person, but it should influence understand of other’s roads in life.
This is not Nazi Germany (or is it?) where people have to carry papers around, and prove they’re a citizen of this piece of dirt, or that piece of dirty on the other side of an imaginary line in the dirt. 
The idea that a human being, with blood and a heartbeat and emotions, is somehow illegal is preposterous.  It’s “illegal” in the eyes of those who buy into the ideology of government telling everyone how to live their lives.  The blindness of patriotism will forever keep the majority of people in the United States territory believing they’re better than everyone else.  That’s arrogance.  
And for an alleged Christian nation, they seem to forget Proverbs 16:18-19, “Pride goes before destruction; and haughtiness before a fall.  Better to live humbly with the poor, than to share plunder with the proud.”

Some fool posted this on Facebook.  I added the slash in a circle graphic.

This was my reply:

Okay

  1. No one is illegal. It’s an absurd, and uneducated statement.
  2. Who gives a fat fuck? It’s a driver’s license. People will bitch if someone drives without a license, and they’ll bitch if they drive with one.
  3. White people came to this continent & invaded it, murdered its natives, & took over. How’s that legal?
  4. Mind your own fucking business.

————————

The United States has become the most non-compassionate, self-centered, arrogant, and overly patriotic nation on the planet.  It’s sickening.  I blame the past 40 years of regimes administrations that have created this global “us vs. them” mentality.  

I’m more surprised that some of my family have similar attitudes about immigrants, seeing as a lot of my family is not anglo-saxon white Americans.  They’re Asian.  Japanese, Chinese, & Cambodian.  By marriage, we’ve also had African-American in our family (might again, too).  Not everyone is Christian, nor is everyone straight, marriage before giving birth, etc.  And none of that should define a person, but it should influence understand of other’s roads in life.

This is not Nazi Germany (or is it?) where people have to carry papers around, and prove they’re a citizen of this piece of dirt, or that piece of dirty on the other side of an imaginary line in the dirt. 

The idea that a human being, with blood and a heartbeat and emotions, is somehow illegal is preposterous.  It’s “illegal” in the eyes of those who buy into the ideology of government telling everyone how to live their lives.  The blindness of patriotism will forever keep the majority of people in the United States territory believing they’re better than everyone else.  That’s arrogance.  

And for an alleged Christian nation, they seem to forget Proverbs 16:18-19, “Pride goes before destruction; and haughtiness before a fall.  Better to live humbly with the poor, than to share plunder with the proud.”

There is nothing necessary about the state at all. States persist because of the self interest of the powerful people who manage or manipulate them and because ordinary people haven’t realized their own power to imagine and implement alternatives.

Gary Chartier (via jenovasson)