the-cold-revolution

the-cold-revolution is the non-violent movement in the United States to overthrow all three branches of the federal government and inform others of their deep corruption and how it effects their lives everyday.

  1. cognitivedissonance:

theroguefeminist:

disastergeek:

fujoshichama:

dance-of-joy:

firefliesnight:

malkatz:

kristalclearly:

xoxolovemomma:

themunchkym:

deathlehem:

someone on facebook posted this intending it to be negative but instead it’s INCREDIBLE. go girl scouts

I WOULD LIKE TO EAT MORE OF THESE COOKIES PLEASE AND THANK

It’s so funny that this is supposed to be negative criticism.

*spends entire income on thin mints

true story: people were enraged that a young transgirl was accepted into the girl scouts. they released a statement saying they will accept girls of any gender, shape or size.

this is awesome!

Such a difference between the girl scouts and the boy scouts. It’s terribly sad.

Take note, boy scouts.What do you sell? Not delicious cookies that promote equality and human rights, that’s for sure

Complete and utter win!

this is awesome - now have more reasons to buy
reminder to malkatz to put a space betwee trans and girl/woman so it should be “trans girl” - the same goes for trans man and trans boy

Reblogging again because TAKE MY MONEY

Can someone explain this to me?
Why are the boyscouts so homophobic, while the girl scouts have adapted?

    cognitivedissonance:

    theroguefeminist:

    disastergeek:

    fujoshichama:

    dance-of-joy:

    firefliesnight:

    malkatz:

    kristalclearly:

    xoxolovemomma:

    themunchkym:

    deathlehem:

    someone on facebook posted this intending it to be negative but instead it’s INCREDIBLE. go girl scouts

    I WOULD LIKE TO EAT MORE OF THESE COOKIES PLEASE AND THANK

    It’s so funny that this is supposed to be negative criticism.

    *spends entire income on thin mints

    true story: people were enraged that a young transgirl was accepted into the girl scouts. they released a statement saying they will accept girls of any gender, shape or size.

    this is awesome!

    Such a difference between the girl scouts and the boy scouts. It’s terribly sad.

    Take note, boy scouts.
    What do you sell? Not delicious cookies that promote equality and human rights, that’s for sure

    Complete and utter win!

    this is awesome - now have more reasons to buy

    reminder to malkatz to put a space betwee trans and girl/woman so it should be “trans girl” - the same goes for trans man and trans boy

    Reblogging again because TAKE MY MONEY

    Can someone explain this to me?

    Why are the boyscouts so homophobic, while the girl scouts have adapted?

  2. 
Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

So in the larger scope of the entire justice system, black people are kind of like Ciavarella’s kids.

    Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

    Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

    Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

    His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

    So in the larger scope of the entire justice system, black people are kind of like Ciavarella’s kids.

    (Source: thefreelioness, via murphisthinking)

  3. proletarianturkies:

    “Nawaz Sharif’s ability to demand Washington halt its drone strikes is constrained by the fact the US recently agreed to release $1.6 billion in aid to Pakistan. Furthermore, Pakistan has just embarked on a new, US-backed $6.7 billion IMF loan package.”

    — AFP, ‘Thousands rally against US drone strikes in Pakistan’, Khaleej Times

    This is how it works people: We buy off foreign leaders so we can exploit and murder their people indiscriminately. If that doesn’t work we starve them by using the UN to place sanctions on them making it impossible to import food or energy. If that doesn’t work we instigate a rebellion to overthrow that leader and start back at step one. If that doesn’t work we invade them under the pretense of freedom, their safety, and our security.  And we call this process American Exceptionalism.

    (Source: indizombie, via proletarianinstinct)

  4. http://antigovernmentextremist.tumblr.com/post/68518237462/according-to-the-bls-department-store-retail

    antigovernmentextremist:

    According to the BLS, Department Store retail personnel earn an hourly mean wage of $10.79.

    Wal-Mart brands itself as a multinational corporation department store. On Wal-Mart’s wages & benefits page it states that it’s full-time workers earn $10.76 hourly.

    So in reality Wal-Mart pays its…

    It is not just the wages of walmart employees that get hurt.  They use their buying power to create a monopsony in the labor market driving down their employee’s wages, but they also take over production of factories all over and use their buying power to keep scaling down their costs.  Factories have to pay less in wages or outsource employement overseas.

  5. eltigrechico:

think-progress:

Your shopping guide to stores that won’t ruin their workers’ Thanksgivings.

Not everybody celebrates Thanksgiving.
Not everybody cares about Thanksgiving.
Not everybody has family. Some people get depressed around the holidays and like to work to keep themselves busy.
Some people like to pick up a shift so that they can make some extra money and still celebrate before or after (because, surprise surprise, minimum wage retail workers don’t work 24 hour shifts)
Some people want or need the money they make on Thanksgiving, and that is why they choose to work. Alternately, some people want or need the extremely great price cuts which those stores offer on ‘black friday’ and now, (thank god) on thanksgiving as well.
Besides, why the selective outrage just at retailers? Are not other institutions open (And thus asking employees to work) on Thanksgiving? My brother works in a hospital. Guess what, he has work today. When my dad worked at a gas station, he had work on Thanksgiving. When my other brother worked at a grocery store, he had work on Thanksgiving. And if I still had my job at Target, I would gladly take the extra pay a thanksgiving shift would give me, just as I gladly accepted their offer to work on black friday in years past.
Many people take in a movie before dinner with their families. Are the movie theaters evil for providing these services on ‘Thanksgiving’? Should we boycott them? Or only retailers? It seems as though the selective outrage has nothing to do with the invented idea of ‘ruining people’s thanksgivings’ by allowing them to work, but more with just a general dislike of big box stores, and a clamoring for any non-issue that can be drummed up against them. 
What about charities? What about non-profits? Should they be closed today? What about the plight of the poor volunteers working in soup kitchens and homeless shelters today? Are they not having their thanksgiving ‘ruined’ because they are essentially at work and thus not at ‘home’ with their ‘family’ (which is apparently a sacred and universal good)? And they aren’t even getting paid to boot! Should we shutter the soup kitchens for Thanksgiving?
Where does this nonsense end? 
Must every business and institution which requires human effort be boarded up for 24 hours just so the rich, self-righteous turds of the world can feel good that nobody anywhere isn’t with their ‘family’ on this ‘holiday’?
Not everybody has a cushy job at some bullshit left-wing propaganda ‘think’ tank, and not everybody has the luxury of sitting around all day doing nothing on Thanksgiving. Besides, not everybody wants to. Get off your fucking high horse you ignorant, elitist fucks.

 You don’t volunteer to work holidays in retail.  You are scheduled to work.  My wife must go in Thrusday and Friday to work or she will lose her job and employee discount.  Most years they get 10% off one item.  This year, everyone works Thursday and Friday and if they are late, leave early, or call in, they forgo a 25% discount and face disciplinary actions.  Stop acting like people working on this day are just volunteers.  25% of Americans never get a paid day off.  Not one single day.  America is the only developed nation in the world that does not require employers to pay a single day off.  The average around the world is 30 days off and paid per year.  Austria has over 55 days paid per year mandatory per each employee.  This is corporate America fucking the working class and you are the lubracant for the giant diamond dick.

    eltigrechico:

    think-progress:

    Your shopping guide to stores that won’t ruin their workers’ Thanksgivings.

    Not everybody celebrates Thanksgiving.

    Not everybody cares about Thanksgiving.

    Not everybody has family. Some people get depressed around the holidays and like to work to keep themselves busy.

    Some people like to pick up a shift so that they can make some extra money and still celebrate before or after (because, surprise surprise, minimum wage retail workers don’t work 24 hour shifts)

    Some people want or need the money they make on Thanksgiving, and that is why they choose to work. Alternately, some people want or need the extremely great price cuts which those stores offer on ‘black friday’ and now, (thank god) on thanksgiving as well.

    Besides, why the selective outrage just at retailers? Are not other institutions open (And thus asking employees to work) on Thanksgiving? My brother works in a hospital. Guess what, he has work today. When my dad worked at a gas station, he had work on Thanksgiving. When my other brother worked at a grocery store, he had work on Thanksgiving. And if I still had my job at Target, I would gladly take the extra pay a thanksgiving shift would give me, just as I gladly accepted their offer to work on black friday in years past.

    Many people take in a movie before dinner with their families. Are the movie theaters evil for providing these services on ‘Thanksgiving’? Should we boycott them? Or only retailers? It seems as though the selective outrage has nothing to do with the invented idea of ‘ruining people’s thanksgivings’ by allowing them to work, but more with just a general dislike of big box stores, and a clamoring for any non-issue that can be drummed up against them. 

    What about charities? What about non-profits? Should they be closed today? What about the plight of the poor volunteers working in soup kitchens and homeless shelters today? Are they not having their thanksgiving ‘ruined’ because they are essentially at work and thus not at ‘home’ with their ‘family’ (which is apparently a sacred and universal good)? And they aren’t even getting paid to boot! Should we shutter the soup kitchens for Thanksgiving?

    Where does this nonsense end? 

    Must every business and institution which requires human effort be boarded up for 24 hours just so the rich, self-righteous turds of the world can feel good that nobody anywhere isn’t with their ‘family’ on this ‘holiday’?

    Not everybody has a cushy job at some bullshit left-wing propaganda ‘think’ tank, and not everybody has the luxury of sitting around all day doing nothing on Thanksgiving. Besides, not everybody wants to. Get off your fucking high horse you ignorant, elitist fucks.

     You don’t volunteer to work holidays in retail.  You are scheduled to work.  My wife must go in Thrusday and Friday to work or she will lose her job and employee discount.  Most years they get 10% off one item.  This year, everyone works Thursday and Friday and if they are late, leave early, or call in, they forgo a 25% discount and face disciplinary actions.  Stop acting like people working on this day are just volunteers.  25% of Americans never get a paid day off.  Not one single day.  America is the only developed nation in the world that does not require employers to pay a single day off.  The average around the world is 30 days off and paid per year.  Austria has over 55 days paid per year mandatory per each employee.  This is corporate America fucking the working class and you are the lubracant for the giant diamond dick.

    (via thinksquad)

  6. The real atrocity was not the genocide of the native people in this land. It was not the biological warfare used to spread disease and famine. It was not using property rights to steal their land. It wasn’t even the continued persecution of their people to this day. To me the real atrocity is doing this all in the name of a God we still mostly worship today.
    The same God that said:
    • Thou shalt not kill
      Thou shalt not steal
      Thou shalt not covet
  7. Wal-Mart deserves the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for improving the lives of millions of low-income consumers globally

    antigovernmentextremist:

    A great piece on the economic benefits of Wal-Mart on a global scale. It debunks several myths surrounding the “exploitative” nature of Wal-Mart’s business model.

    If Wal-Mart really is as exploitative as classist lefitsts make it out to be, why are more people applying per job opening at Wal-Mart than students applying per opening at Princeton?

    Really?

    In economics, a monopsony is a market form in which only one buyer faces many sellers.

    In the microeconomic theory of imperfect competition, the monopsonist is assumed to be able to dictate terms to its suppliers, as the only purchaser of a good or service, much in the same manner that a monopolist is said to control the market for its buyers in a monopoly, in which only one seller faces many buyers.

    The lower employment and wages caused by monopsony power have two distinct effects on the economic welfare of the people involved. First, it redistributes welfare away from workers and to their employer(s). Secondly, it reduces the aggregate (or social) welfare enjoyed by both groups taken together, as the employers’ net gain is smaller than the loss inflicted on workers.

    Walmart exploits not only its workers for meaningless profits, it also exploits the workers of every  company that produces for Walmart.

  8. Five Steps to Help You Quit Smoking

    usagov:

    Today is the Great American Smokeout. These five steps will help you put together a plan to quit smoking for good.

    Too bad you forgot about e-cigs which has helped milllions of people put down cigarettes.

  9. Fuck you yahoo!

    Why the fuck are all these adds poping up on my dash trying to get me to follow the companies I fucking hate!?!?!?

  10. self-ownership:

    Seriously celebrities need to be slapped when they talk about how evil excess wealth is.

    Like Russell Brand talking about how profits are wrong.

    lol yeah okay Mr. $15 Million Net Worth.

    (via anarcho-americana)