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untrue-posts:

literalbabystew submitted:

http://punkqueer.tumblr.com/post/54460706556/dear-tumblr-prism-spying I’ve seen this pop up a few times, do you know if it’s legit or if it’s more of the “just be scared!” kinda thing??

Well, it’s true in that the NSA is spying on pretty much everybody, but it’s not like Yahoo is the one company that’s making it easy. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter also share info with the feds on a regular basis. And those are just the headline-grabbing names.

Level 3, which carries information for most major ISPs, also gives the NSA a way to peek at what’s being transmitted.

Basically, if you’re online, you can go ahead and assume that someone has access to what you’re doing.

Some companies (including Yahoo) are fighting to be able to be more transparent about these things, but have only received permission to share broad statistics.

Is it illegal? Of course it is. Does it violate the constitution? Of course it does. But after 9/11 many Americans and, more importantly (since they’re the ones who passed the Patriot Act), members of Congress were very willing to sell out constitutional rights in exchange for the illusion of safety.

Fat lot of good it did. We average multiple mass shootings per week, and we could possibly be on the verge of yet another war with Iraq, which would be the third time since 1991 that we’ve gone to war with them (the “war on terror,” which has caused more terror than it has eliminated, has now been going on for longer than World War I and World War II combined). We are less safe now than we were in 2001, and yet the NSA overreach continues despite its complete ineffectiveness.

But it’s cute how OP acts like Yahoo is the evil party here. The NSA is watching everything, not just Yahoo and tumblr.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." — Benjamin Franklin, November 11, 1775

silumia:

didnt wanna sleep tonight anyway its fine

silumia:

didnt wanna sleep tonight anyway its fine

pardonmewhileipanic:

sizvideos:

Lizard Greets Man like a Dog! - Video

the new How To Train Your Dragon movie looks great

klokateercatlady:

capricornicis:

femfreq:

A montage of 40 suspiciously similar looking male video game protagonists featured at #E3 in 2014.

Maybe they wouldn’t look all the same if you played the video games. 

Anita still thinks that Bayonetta is a single mother and that her stripping (loosing her clothing during battle) isn’t plot relevant.

I think it’s clear that she’s an idiot who doesn’t even play the stuff she bitches about.

When is Anita going to finish that series?

lejacquelope:

thatsbullocks:

lejacquelope:

Jesus, people, #endfathersday was a 4CHAN HOAX please stop feeding that trollbox.

The thing is, it’s not so much the outrage feeding the trolls in this case. It’s the spoiled bitches that actually fell for and advocated it that’s feeding the trolls.

Well this feminist took it seriously.

lejacquelope:

thatsbullocks:

lejacquelope:

Jesus, people, #endfathersday was a 4CHAN HOAX please stop feeding that trollbox.

The thing is, it’s not so much the outrage feeding the trolls in this case. It’s the spoiled bitches that actually fell for and advocated it that’s feeding the trolls.

Well this feminist took it seriously.

lejacquelope:

thatsbullocks:

lejacquelope:

Jesus, people, #endfathersday was a 4CHAN HOAX please stop feeding that trollbox.

The thing is, it’s not so much the outrage feeding the trolls in this case. It’s the spoiled bitches that actually fell for and advocated it that’s feeding the trolls.

Well this feminist took it seriously.

lejacquelope:

thatsbullocks:

lejacquelope:

Jesus, people, #endfathersday was a 4CHAN HOAX please stop feeding that trollbox.

The thing is, it’s not so much the outrage feeding the trolls in this case. It’s the spoiled bitches that actually fell for and advocated it that’s feeding the trolls.

Well this feminist took it seriously.

sassingintothevoid:

casteille:

hiddleswiggles:

twowandsandadrink:

motherofqueers:

mysteriesoftheworm:

Don’t refuse to reblog this.

be safe and make sure to do it at night with lots of cover so no one can ID you

im confused what is there
are
arepeople literally putting spikes down so people cant sleep in the only place they are given
seriously

Yeah I’ve been seeing about this spike thing.Where do they expect homeless people to go if not live outdoor??They are homeless.It’s fine if you can’t help but don’t make other people lives harder.

OK I AM REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS SHIT
so places like this are spending lots and lots of money on putting down barbaric devices to keep people from fucking sleeping anywhere,
instead of putting that money into organizations to FUCKING FIND THEM HOMES
get them off the streets with love, not hate.

do it

sassingintothevoid:

casteille:

hiddleswiggles:

twowandsandadrink:

motherofqueers:

mysteriesoftheworm:

Don’t refuse to reblog this.

be safe and make sure to do it at night with lots of cover so no one can ID you

im confused what is there

are

arepeople literally putting spikes down so people cant sleep in the only place they are given

seriously

Yeah I’ve been seeing about this spike thing.
Where do they expect homeless people to go if not live outdoor??
They are homeless.
It’s fine if you can’t help but don’t make other people lives harder.

OK I AM REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS SHIT

so places like this are spending lots and lots of money on putting down barbaric devices to keep people from fucking sleeping anywhere,

instead of putting that money into organizations to FUCKING FIND THEM HOMES

get them off the streets with love, not hate.

do it

tenaflyviper:

horrordolls:

Rape jokes aren’t fucking funny. Can you even begin to imagine what someone has been through after they’ve been touched inappropriately or even worse? No, you probably can’t because it hasn’t happened to you. So go fuck yourself.

…Sweetie, humor is one of the strongest allies on the planet.  It is capable of carrying us through some of the most difficult points in our lives, and keeping us from falling into the darkest depths of despair.  When you are able to make light of something - to joke about it - you strip it of the fear and power it holds over you.  You are staring it in the eye like Nancy to Freddy Krueger, and taking back every bit of fear you gave to it.  You shrink it down into something you can laugh at and put behind you.  Laughter allows a person to heal.  In fact, here is a website for victims of rape and molestation that is advocating exactly that concept.  To rob people of that ability is to take away what, to many, is a valuable coping mechanism.

Also, the thing that has to be remembered about any form of what may be considered “dark” humor is that it is based on excess and exaggeration.  It is not based in reality, but absurdity.  The late George Carlin made an excellent point about it in this video.

The bottom line is that you simply can’t try to police what others are and are not allowed to say.  Not only is it asinine, but it also steps on the rights of people who may rely on the words you’re trying to relinquish just to keep themselves sane.  Not all brains are alike, and not all people are going to interpret things the same way you are.  Your “offensive” may be someone else’s therapy.

Instead of whining about it on Tumblr and blaming a mythical "patriarchy", how about actually discouraging rape with real punishments? Rape was a capital crime until liberals put criminals over the victims and declared punishing rape by death as "cruel and unusual". Obviously, what they did to the victims wasn't cruel and unusual, right?

imminentdeathsyndrome:

It’s true that rape was punishable by the death penalty in the United States up until the 1964 execution of Ronald Wolfe but the discontinued practice of this punishment wasn’t because of “liberals”, it was because of the doubt, confusion, and distortion that surrounds sexual assault thanks to those who falsely accuse and degrade the credibility of actual victims as well as the racist motivations to accused black men of raping white women.

The Castration and Lynching of Jesse Washington

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The Scottsboro Boys

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The Martinsville Seven

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The Central Park Five

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In his 2002 book, The Death Penalty: An American History, law professor Stuart Banner of the University of California at Los Angeles reported that rape was prosecuted in the South as a capital offense both before and after the Civil War, but almost always against blacks. By 1954, rape was punished by death in 18 states—16 of them in the South, Banner reported. Louisiana executed 14 rapists between 1930 and 1967, all of them black.

Since 1989, there have been over 450 exonerations of people convicted of child sex abuse or sexual assault, the average time served being 20 years with many serving a life sentence. I’m wondering, do you believe these innocent men should have been executed just to satisfy a feeling of justice while also nurturing miscarriages of justice at the same time?

Fact is, exonerations are made all of the time, and there has been 1,351 since 1989. That’s about 54 exonerations per year. You really have to ponder what this means for the victims of false rape accusations. Here is a simple breakdown of what that means:

The widely accepted statistic for false rape accusations is between 2-8% even though 14 out of 20 studies have placed them at a much higher rate. But even if we accept the 2-8% statistic, the numbers are not as low as the statistic would suggest. For example, in 2009 there were 88,097 rapes reported according to the Department of Justice. If we take 5%, the median of 2-8% that people widely accept as the true statistic of false accusations, that would mean out of 88,097 reported rapes that 4,404 men were falsely accused of rape. That’s four thousand four hundred and four men falsely accused of rape just in 2009 alone. 

Just let that sink in for a minute.

That is in no way a small number and quite frankly a very disturbing realization. Now apply the same calculation to every figure since 1990:

1990 // 5,127 falsely accused
1991 // 5,329 falsely accused
1992 // 5,453 falsely accused
1993 // 5,300 falsely accused
1994 // 5,110 falsely accused
1995 // 4,873 falsely accused
1996 // 4,812 falsely accused
1997 // 4,807 falsely accused
1998 // 4,657 falsely accused
1999 // 4,470 falsely accused
2000 // 4,508 falsely accused
2001 // 4,543 falsely accused
2002 // 4,761 falsely accused
2003 // 4,694 falsely accused
2004 // 4,754 falsely accused
2005 // 4,717 falsely accused
2006 // 4,739 falsely accused
2007 // 4,593 falsely accused
2008 // 4,593 falsely accused
2009 // 4,404 falsely accused

That’s 96,244 men falsely accused from 1990 to 2009 according to the figures provided by the Department of Justice in correlation to the median of 5% from the 2-8% false rape accusation statistic.

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In 2008, Patrick O’Neal Kennedy was spared the death sentence and received life in prison with no possibility of parole for the savage rape of his 8 year-old step-daughter. Kennedy protested from the start that the crime was committed by two neighborhood boys and that he was innocent, even refusing to take a lesser conviction if he plead guilty. Kennedy had been the one to call the police in the first place and his step-daughter initially blamed two neighborhood boys but 18 months later recanted her story. In 2013, it was found out that Kennedy had been convicted without any DNA or physical evidence against him and an attorney is currently working to get him released. It was also found out by his current attorney that Kennedy’s trial defense team had a video of the girl giving a “detailed and resolute” statement blaming the rape on the teenage boys, and yet they did not use it as evidence in the trial.

Kennedy still maintains his innocence.

So what we have here is a man who appears to be innocent by the lack of evidence proving guilt and the hidden evidence proving his innocence but remains behind bars that, if you had it your way, would have been given the death penalty. It is also troubling because the two boys that are actually guilty are still free, possibly victimizing others.

Evidence has shown that innocent people have been victims of the death penalty. If that isn’t cruel and unusual punishment then I don’t know what is. Some people might say that “you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette” but I think that’s a very simplistic and apathetic approach to human life, what justice means, and the value of innocence.

As someone that has been falsely accused of rape, the idea that death would be the punishment if I were to be wrongfully convicted is frightening. Sexual assault is one of the hardest crimes to prove and disprove which is unfortunate but we as a society must be diligent in how we perceive and prosecute people and not jump to conclusions or extreme punishments.

"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer" — Sir William Blackstone