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The name's Yvonne, how do you do? Just a 20-something trying to get through life. Started with the intent of artistic endeavors but got sidetracked with reblogs. Lover of creative things, equality, Doctor Who and A:TLA. She'd love to hear from you!

Rick Perry Dismisses His Wife’s Abortion Comments, Tries To Explain What She Really Believes

politicalhouse:

On Saturday, Anita Perry, the wife of longtime Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), raised some eyebrows after she appeared to voice her support for a woman’s right to choose — a position at odds with her husband’s staunch opposition to abortion even in cases of rape, incest or where childbirth threatens the life of the mother.

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Ha. “My wife has an opinion differing from mine and expressed that opinion, but instead of respecting that, I’m going to dictate to you what she thinks and should think, whether she thinks so or not.” Ha.

msnbc:

From Hardball:
Hugo Chavez, the controversial and fiery socialist president of Venezuela, is dead after losing a two-year battle with cancer. The country’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced the president’s death Tuesday. He died at 4:25 p.m. at a military hospital in Caracas.

msnbc:

From Hardball:

Hugo Chavez, the controversial and fiery socialist president of Venezuela, is dead after losing a two-year battle with cancer. The country’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced the president’s death Tuesday. He died at 4:25 p.m. at a military hospital in Caracas.

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This year, America lost faith in the youth vote. Headlines bemoaned a lack of enthusiasm on college campuses, deemed youths ignorant on policy, and invalidated their opinions altogether. An October poll by the Pew Research Center said young voters were “significantly less engaged in this year’s election than at a comparable point in 2008.” Pollsters and pundits alike claimed that the youth vote had lost its significance, and youth voters their desire to vote.

They were wrong.

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ghanailoveyou:

Today: Ghana marks Dr. Kwame Nkrumah 103rd birthday (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972)

ghanailoveyou:

Today: Ghana marks Dr. Kwame Nkrumah 103rd birthday (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972)
yeahadventists:

What I saw this morning:

My reaction:

yeahadventists:

What I saw this morning:

My reaction:

arebelmindset:

Let’s Have a Toast for Blanche Kelso Bruce. Bruce was the first African-Amercian man to be “elected” and to serve a full United States Senate Term.
Born as the son of a slave and her master, Bruce was granted his freedom by his white father so that he could learn a trade. After many different jobs in various states, Bruce eventually settled in Mississippi, where he became a wealthy landowner in the Mississippi Delta. 
In February 1874, Bruce was elected by the state legislature to the Senate as a Republican and served in that capacity until March 4, 1881 when his term expired. Senator Bruce also holds the distinction as being the first African American (and only former slave) to preside over the United States Senate, which he did on February 14, 1879. 

arebelmindset:

Let’s Have a Toast for Blanche Kelso Bruce. Bruce was the first African-Amercian man to be “elected” and to serve a full United States Senate Term.

Born as the son of a slave and her master, Bruce was granted his freedom by his white father so that he could learn a trade. After many different jobs in various states, Bruce eventually settled in Mississippi, where he became a wealthy landowner in the Mississippi Delta. 

In February 1874, Bruce was elected by the state legislature to the Senate as a Republican and served in that capacity until March 4, 1881 when his term expired. Senator Bruce also holds the distinction as being the first African American (and only former slave) to preside over the United States Senate, which he did on February 14, 1879. 

thedailywhat:

This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: President Obama today quietly signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which contains controversial provisions requiring military custody for any non-citizen suspected of terrorism and affirming the president’s authority to indefinitely detain any supporter of al-Qaeda “or associated forces, irrespective of citizenship.
In a signing statement, the President said he had “serious reservations” about the bill, and criticised lawmakers for interfering with the work of counterterrorism professionals.
“Moving forward, my administration will interpret and implement the provisions described below in a manner that best preserves the flexibility on which our safety depends and upholds the values on which this country was founded,” the statement said.
The Obama administration was successful in striking down a provision that would have removed the ability of the executive branch to override the military custody requirement. Additionally, US citizens and legal immigrants may not be subjected to military custody under the revised bill.
However, an amendment to explicitly exclude American citizens and lawful residents from indefinite detention was rejected by Congress.
“My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens,” Obama said. “Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.”
The President’s personal stance aside, in addition to creating myriad difficulties for counterterrorism agents working with suspected terrorists to gain information, the NDAA provisions leave the door wide open for future presidents to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial.
[ap / think / aclu.]

And, once again, this is when every Adventist reads this and says, “Told you so.”

thedailywhat:

This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: President Obama today quietly signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which contains controversial provisions requiring military custody for any non-citizen suspected of terrorism and affirming the president’s authority to indefinitely detain any supporter of al-Qaeda “or associated forces, irrespective of citizenship.

In a signing statement, the President said he had “serious reservations” about the bill, and criticised lawmakers for interfering with the work of counterterrorism professionals.

“Moving forward, my administration will interpret and implement the provisions described below in a manner that best preserves the flexibility on which our safety depends and upholds the values on which this country was founded,” the statement said.

The Obama administration was successful in striking down a provision that would have removed the ability of the executive branch to override the military custody requirement. Additionally, US citizens and legal immigrants may not be subjected to military custody under the revised bill.

However, an amendment to explicitly exclude American citizens and lawful residents from indefinite detention was rejected by Congress.

“My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens,” Obama said. “Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.”

The President’s personal stance aside, in addition to creating myriad difficulties for counterterrorism agents working with suspected terrorists to gain information, the NDAA provisions leave the door wide open for future presidents to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial.

[ap / think / aclu.]

And, once again, this is when every Adventist reads this and says, “Told you so.”

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airbenderlolz:

instrumentalsftw:

occupyallstreets:

occupyallstreets:

This is probably the most important post I EVER MADE.

The Senate recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act, a law that will give the military the power to arrest citizens (for life) without trial if they are deemed suspicious or ‘anti-government’ and interrogate, torture and assassinate them!

This bill is the biggest threat to our civil liberties and freedom and now we have learned that the Obama administrative ORDERED THE BILL.

The National Defense Authorization Act violates our 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th amendments in the Bill of Rights. How can this bill allowed to have been passed by a 97-3 vote in the Senate and not have raised a red flag in the media?!

Don’t be blinded by our President’s promises and our media censorship. THIS IS HAPPENING AND WE ARE CLOSE TO LOOSING EVERYTHING AMERICANS STAND FOR. We will soon be the generation that let the government become dictators and we were too side tracked with celebrity news to realize how bad things are. PLEASE REBLOG, THIS IS URGENT AND OUR RIGHTS ARE AT RISK. REFORM IS NOT ENOUGH, WE NEED A REVOLUTION. 

SOURCE 1/SOURCE 2/SOURCE 3

We need 8,000 more signatures before the 30th. Sign the petition here.

welp i guess im moving somewhere else than here

Please take a moment to sign.

This is when every Adventist says “I told you so.”

bellagerantalii:

Republican: You know, I really think we should—
Democrat: No.
Republican: But I have—
Democrat: No.
Republican: See there’s—
Democrat: No.
Republican: Oh.
Democrat: Now, if you ask me—
Republican: No
Democrat: There’s clearly—
Republican: No
Democrat: If you’ll look at these—
Republican: No
American Populace: *Swings baseball bat and sends both party members flying*

#the politics in this country are little more than two kindergarteners sitting in a room trying to figure out who gets to color with the glittery silver crayon first

true.

thedailywhat:

Extinct Species of the Day: The West African subspecies of Black Rhinoceros was declared officially extinct today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
According to the conservation group, a survey of the animal’s natural habitat has yielded no living specimens, leading to the assessment that the last members of the subspecies had died.
In its report, the IUCN blamed “a lack of political support and willpower for conservation efforts” as well as commercial poaching for the Western Black Rhino’s extinction.
It warned that two other rhino subspecies, the Northern White Rhino and the Javan Rhino, were either perilously close to disappearing, or already extinct as well.
A large scale effort by the WWF to save the remaining Black Rhinos is presently underway. Current estimates suggest that a mere 4,240 Black Rhinos remain in the wild.
Watch a black rhino being transported by helicopter to a new range in South Africa’s Limpopo province below:

[ap / wwf / photo: greenren.]

thedailywhat:

Extinct Species of the Day: The West African subspecies of Black Rhinoceros was declared officially extinct today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

According to the conservation group, a survey of the animal’s natural habitat has yielded no living specimens, leading to the assessment that the last members of the subspecies had died.

In its report, the IUCN blamed “a lack of political support and willpower for conservation efforts” as well as commercial poaching for the Western Black Rhino’s extinction.

It warned that two other rhino subspecies, the Northern White Rhino and the Javan Rhino, were either perilously close to disappearing, or already extinct as well.

A large scale effort by the WWF to save the remaining Black Rhinos is presently underway. Current estimates suggest that a mere 4,240 Black Rhinos remain in the wild.

Watch a black rhino being transported by helicopter to a new range in South Africa’s Limpopo province below:

[ap / wwf / photo: greenren.]

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