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aceworu:

the new non-binary petition is almost halfway there [VIBRATES EXCITEDLY]

SIGN IT IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY

Hey guys! At the current rate, we are only gaining about 1,000 signatures a day after the initial surge of signatures. At this rate, we are not going to be able to obtain the 49,000 signatures we need in the next three weeks or so. Please, please, please continue to reblog this whenever you can, and for god’s sake SIGN IT if you haven’t yet!

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Lebanon Just Did a Whole Lot More Than Legalize Being Gay

lawa7di:

Western onlookers have a very firm notion of the trajectory along which LGBTQ rights should advance. That trajectory places trans rights as a clear “next step,” something that can only be achieved once the groundwork has been laid by the advancement of the “L,” “G,” and perhaps “B” contingencies (representing lesbian, gay, and bisexual, respectively). But the Lebanese courts are not following that trajectory. The same ruling that decriminalized homosexuality also formally recognized gender variation and codified principles of self-identification. This nuanced view of the interplay between sexuality and gender identification doesn’t fit with the traditional (Western) “gay rights” narrative, and has resulted in Western media coverage that almost completely silences the critical role a transwoman played in achieving this landmark ruling.

Proclaiming Lebanon’s ruling as merely a “victory for gays” is not only an insult to the trans issues underpinning the ruling, but also whitewashes the Lebanese LGBTQ movement, painting it with strokes more easily digestible by Western consumers. The Lebanese case was not and is not merely a “victories for gays” – it is a nuanced and praise-worthy assessment of gender variance. While critics have commented that the ruling falls short of tangible “rights” for gays, in many ways it also far surpasses mainstream Western understandings of gender identity. And this deserves some press.

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"Did you know that during World War II, FDR actually proposed a cap on income that in today’s dollars would mean that no person could ever take home more than about $300,000? OK, that is a little low. (audience laughter) But wouldn’t it be great if there were Democrats out there like that now, who would say to billionaires, ‘Oh, you’re crying? We’ll give you something to cry about. You don’t want a minimum wage? How about we not only have a minimum wage, we have a maximum wage?’"

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kingjaffejoffer:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has reached the breaking point, says Tim Draper. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is pushing a proposal to crack the nation’s most populous state into smaller pieces — six of them.

California has grown so big, so inefficient, it’s essentially ungovernable, according to a ballot initiative that could reach voters as early as November.

It has to go, he says.

Draper, in documents he submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office, recommends dividing California regionally, including establishing a state called Silicon Valley, which would include San Francisco and nearby counties that are home to technology giants like Facebook and Apple.

Los Angeles would become part of the new state of West California, which also would include the coastal cities of Santa Barbara and Ventura. The state’s farming heartland would become Central California. San Diego would be the largest city in the new South California.

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Ummm…

They’ll do this to Texas in 20 more years watch

DON’T OVERLOOK HOW THIS INSTALLS TIM DRAPER IN A BS POSITION OVER HIS OWN STATE IN SILICON VALLEY.

DON’T FORGET THAT CALIFORNIA IS PAYING OFF ITS DEBTS FINALLY BECAUSE WE FINALLY STARTED TAXING PEOPLE IN DRAPER’S INCOME BRACKET A REASONABLE AMOUNT.

This is explicitly about carving California up for bullshit reasons that have everything to do with classism.

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I feel like this is also a transparent attempt at voting suppression, too. It would guarantee some of California’s 50 electoral votes to republicans, who NEED at least some of them to win any elections in the future.

All of the above commentary.

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thiefoftoast:

See those states in red?

Those are states that currently don’t allow transgender people to change their legal sex.

Ohio, Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Tennessee.

Sign this petition at the official White House website, asking for all transgender people to have the right to legally change their gender.

The petition needs 100,000 signatures by March 22, 2014 to get an official response. Signing up is incredibly quick and only takes a moment, and you don’t even have to be a US citizen.

Please help transgender people complete this vital part of their transition all across America.

GUYS PLEASE SIGN THIS SO THAT MY TRANS SIBLINGS CAN DO THIS. IT IS VITAL TO OUR TRANSITION. THERE ARE A THOUSAND NOTES ON THIS POST AND BARELY 300 SIGNATURES. YOU GUYS CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS.

THERE ARE 626 SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION NOW.  THE PETITION CLOSES IN LESS THAN TWO DAYS.

I HAVE 2,155 FOLLOWERS, WHO LIKELY HAVE THEIR OWN SETS OF FOLLOWERS.

SIGN THE PETITION.  SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE.

SNAP SNAP TIME’S A-WASTING WHEN WE COULD BE AFFECTING AN IMPORTANT GOOD.  TRANS PEOPLE NEED SAFE LEGAL SPACES IN WHICH TO TRANSITION, SO MAKE IT HAPPEN, EVERYONE.

It actually doesn’t close until March 22, but yeah sign this!!


 

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If I put a gun to someone’s head, say, a 30-year-old healthy male, pull the trigger, and kill him, assuming an average life expectancy of, say, 84, you can argue that possibly 54 years of life [were] stolen from that person in a direct act of violence.

However, if a person is born into poverty in the midst of an abundant society where it is statistically proven that it would hurt no one to facilitate meeting the basic needs of that person and yet they die at the age of 30 due to heart disease, which has been found to statistically relate to those who endure the stress and effects of low socioeconomic status, is that death, the removal of those 54 years once again, an act of violence?

And the answer is ‘Yes, it is.’

You see, our legal system has conditioned us to think that violence is a direct behavioral act. The truth is that violence is a process, not an act, and it can take many forms.

You cannot separate any outcome from the system by which it is oriented.

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Peter Joseph, from this lecture. (via universalequalityisinevitable)

this is so fuckin important

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"Bitcoin was, of course, created in part to cater to libertarian dreams – to provide a way to store your wealth where governments can’t steal it through taxation or currency debasement. And it’s true! Thanks to Bitcoin, you can instead have your wealth stolen by private hackers."

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Economist Paul Krugman on Bitcoin (via sickeningliberal)

Oops.

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