Bomb: a container filled with explosive, incendiary material, smoke, gas, or other destructive substance, designed to explode on impact or when detonated by a time mechanism, remote-control device, or lit fuse.
When society thinks of terrorism, It envisions great and large attacks, Ones with…
Jon Stewart 4/22/2014
So the quote is not taken out of context, Jon Stewart is talking about the hypocrisy of Fox News and other outlets of their portrayal of women in politics. Women have to be tough like a man, but not too tough that they can’t be feminine. Women can’t get angry about issues because that just means that they can’t handle tough and emotional situations. While simultaneously calling a man that is emotional and angry just passionate about his country and a patriot. A woman can’t cry in politics because then she is weak and vulnerable, and even a threat to the government and country. While a man can cry and he is just showing he is a family man and someone to sympathize with instead of attack. Hillary Clinton can’t have a grandchild without it being a grand liberal scheme to have her elected into the presidency in 2016, while Mitt Romney had grandchildren and no one ever considered an alternative motive for it. But this is 2014, there is not war on women. Sexism is not real. (Please note the sarcasm).(via bookstvpolitics)
After three decades of slow growth, median income in the U.S. trails that of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.
The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.
While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades.
After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans.
The numbers, based on surveys conducted over the past 35 years, offer some of the most detailed publicly available comparisons for different income groups in different countries over time. They suggest that most American families are paying a steep price for high and rising income inequality.Although economic growth in the United States continues to be as strong as in many other countries, or stronger, a small percentage of American households is fully benefiting from it.
Only a small percentage of American households are fully benefiting …
"My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial." - Hillary Clinton, after ducking a shoe (x)
The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force.
If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America.
What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:
1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.
2. You are getting arrested.
3. You are getting beaten by the police.
In category 1, you are probably not going to be like, “Oh, let me take a selfie with you fine officers so I can remember this moment,” and the other two categories are not things that the NYPD would like people on social media talking about. Additionally, the people who use Twitter a lot (and who aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog roleplayers) are the type who love fucking with authority figures. In any case, #myNYPD quickly became a trending topic in the United States, largely because people were tweeting and retweeting horrific images of police brutality perpetrated by New York City cops.