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automotivated:

Lamborghini Aventador (by Reivax Autos)

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bainer:

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers performing live at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, November 14 and 15 1959  (photos by Herbert Behrens)

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unicef:

168 children have died and over 1,100 have been seriously injured, maimed and even terribly burned. No child should have to suffer the terrifying impact of such violence. We are urging all sides to stop this violence for the sake of the children, who are suffering the worst.

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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You A Terrorist

the-feature:

A 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database as well as the no fly list.

Instead of a watchlist limited to actual, known terrorists, the government has built a vast system based on the unproven and flawed premise that it can predict if a person will commit a terrorist act in the future,’ says Hina Shamsi, the head of the ACLU’s National Security Project. ‘On that dangerous theory, the government is secretly blacklisting people as suspected terrorists and giving them the impossible task of proving themselves innocent of a threat they haven’t carried out.’ Shamsi, who reviewed the document, added, ‘These criteria should never have been kept secret.’

The document’s definition of ‘terrorist’ activity includes actions that fall far short of bombing or hijacking. In addition to expected crimes, such as assassination or hostage-taking, the guidelines also define destruction of government property and damaging computers used by financial institutions as activities meriting placement on a list. They also define as terrorism any act that is ‘dangerous' to property and intended to influence government policy through intimidation.

This combination—a broad definition of what constitutes terrorism and a low threshold for designating someone a terrorist—opens the way to ensnaring innocent people in secret government dragnets. It can also be counterproductive. When resources are devoted to tracking people who are not genuine risks to national security, the actual threats get fewer resources—and might go unnoticed.”

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In the News, Brown children matter when it is time to illustrate grief and suffering. The Brown bodies slaughtered and strewn on the streets of Chicago pepper our screens whenever CNN or the Nightly News decides to feature a segment on them. Yes, we want attention brought to these issues. But, can we do it in a way that respects the deceased? We do see White children on the screen when they go missing, or post-grief, when they have survived a trauma. And it’s usually a static photo from a happier time. In that context, images of White children are displayed with a consistency. To pull us in. To create empathy in our hearts. To keep us alert and on the lookout. White equals sympathy. What is the meaning of a deceased Brown child?
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So lets take a loan out, put it down on a house
In a place we’ve never lived.
In a place that exists in the pages of scripts
And the songs that they sing
And all of the beautiful things
That make you weep, but don’t have to make you weak

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breakcorechoirboy:

cknd:

dreams would be much more fun if they were multi-player servers that other sleeping people could join

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I’m sorry, have you played GTA Online on an open lobby lately? 

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Hey Spotify, I’m tired of Naxos. Do you also stream classical music?

wheninmusicology:

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micdotcom:

Obama just took a major stand against a shady corporate practice

It looks like Obama’s next hot button issue is at the other end of the wage spectrum: putting corporate fat cats in their place.

What he won’t tolerate anymore | Follow micdotcom

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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
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micdotcom:

If there was ever a sign that today’s job market is screwed for young people, it’s this GIF

According to the most recent census, 113,000 janitors in the U.S. have at least a bachelor’s degree. And, over 18,000 have a master’s degree or Ph.D.

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