fyi the key to making amazing french toast is using vanilla almond milk. Don’t say I never told you
"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The state House has voted to express “profound regret” for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.
The chamber voted 97-0 in favor of the resolution sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mike Turner of Nashville.
The measure decries what it calls the “fundamental injustice, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and the discrimination that was slavery’s legacy.”
The Republican-controlled chamber removed language from the original resolution that sought to offer “profound apologies” for slavery.
Apr 16, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) carries a Nelson Mandela replica plaque during the Jackie Robinson ceremonies as the New York Yankees take on the Chicago Cubs in 2nd game of the day/night double header at Yankee Stadium. (William Perlman-The Star-Ledger)
The plaque reads:
"Nelson Mandela 1918-2013. Nobel Peace Prize winner and global leader whose timeless efforts dismantled apartheid in South Africa. As President of his country, he would use South Africa’s enthusiasm for sports as a unifying force for reconciliation. On June 21, 1990, he made a memorable visit to the original Yankee Stadium and proclaimed, "You know who I am. I am a Yankee."
tbh i cant believe a first class titanic ticket was like 50-100x more expensive than a ticket for a cruise of equal duration today that shit cray
It’s actually not that much, that’s for the top rooms. On the lower end of 1st class a ticket could go for what is equal to around $2,000 today
"It’s absurd, on the other side the gentlemen are being allowed to get onto the boats with their ladies, why on Earth we’re standing here I have no idea"
"Well….there’ll be room in the boats for everyone"
"Of course there will"
Titanic fact 18943: The White Star Line offered to reimburse the Cunard line for all expenses incurred from the rescue of Titanic survivors by the Carpathia. Cunard refused the offer saying it had been a humanitarian mission(it also would have been terrible PR).
April 18th, 1912. It’s a cool, rainy Thursday in New York City, yet 10,000 people have gathered at Battery Park and another 30,000 at Pier 54. Why? To watch the Carpathia’s mournful return to NYC loaded with 700 Titanic survivors. As the Carpathia steamed up the Hudson, to everyone’s surprise she went past Cunard’s Pier 54 and continued onto White Star’s pier 59. There, illuminated by the camera flashes of endless journalists, crewman began manning some of her boats and lowering them into the water. After a few moments the confused crowd realized what was happening, the Carpathia was duly returning the Titanic’s lifeboats to their rightful owner.
None of you guys are really pro choice. You’re only pro abortion.
And you only need to look at your blogs to tell the only choice you praise, encourage and support is the choice to abort.
You never post about people choosing life, and choosing adoption. Choices that you claim to support. People…
I really think people who support Planned Parenthood should really look more into it. The entire reason it was put together was to get rid of the “inferior” species, mainly meaning minorities and anyone who may have the chance of a genetic defect.
I mean that’s not true, but hey, if enough conservative blogs post it it must be true.
bleghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I haaate radscummmm.
They actually leave a terrible taste in my mouth. Like. You’re everything that is wrong with feminism. You are why I write essay after essay about critiques of white western feminism and its exclusivity of anyone Other.
You are so fucking focused on your middle-class white women and your political lesbianism and your blegh blegh blegh ~oppression~ because you are a radscum.
No. Feminism is intersectional. If it aint intersectional it’s nothing! How can you only focus on women when they fit your neat little definition of ~what it truly means to be a woman~ hint: not a trans person. Fuck you. Fuck what you stand for.
You are everything that is wrong with the movement and everything that us intersectional feminists work away from. We shouldn’t have people in this movement that are so fucking erasive and exclusive that it is seriously dangerous for other people.
Don’t forget the general disdain not only for sex workers and anything remotely sex positive but the fields where TERFs run free as well.
HAPPY TAX DAY, AND WHY THE TOP 1% PAY A MUCH LOWER TAX RATE THAN YOU
It’s tax time again, April 15, when our minds turn toward paying the taxes we owe or possibly getting a tax refund. But what we don’t think about enough is whether our tax system is fair. The richest 1 percent of Americans are now getting the largest percent of total national income in almost a century. So you might think they’d pay a much higher tax rate than everyone else.
But you’d be wrong. Many millionaires pay a lower federal tax rate than many middle-class Americans.
Some don’t pay any federal taxes at all. That’s because they‘re allowed to deduct from their taxable income such things as large interest payments on mortgages for huge homes, also the costs of business entertainment and conferences (aka vacations at golf resorts), and gold plated health care plans.
Some also take advantage of tax loopholes that let them park some of their earnings in offshore tax havens like the Bahamas or the Netherlands Antilles.
And other loopholes that allow them to treat some income as capital gains – subject to a much lower tax rate than ordinary income. If you happen to be a hedge-fund or private-equity manager, there’s a capital gains loophole designed especially for you.
Consider the Social Security payroll tax and the situation is even more lopsided. That tax applies to every dollar of income up to a cap — which this year is $117,000. Anything earned above the cap is not subject to Social Security taxes at all – meaning anyone with a high income pays a much smaller percentage of it in Social Security taxes than most people do.
Put these all together and you see why Warren Buffet, the second richest person in America, pays a lower tax rate than his secretary, as he readily admits.
State and local taxes are even more regressive. The poorest fifth of Americans pay an average state and local tax rate of over 11 percent, while the richest fifth pay only 5.6 percent. This isn’t small change. State and local taxes account for about 40 percent of all government revenues.
Believe it or not, Republicans want to make all this worse by cutting taxes on the wealthy even more. Paul Ryan’s new budget doesn’t just slice Medicare, education, and food stamps. It also lowers the top federal tax rate to 25 percent.
When the rich are let off the hook in all these ways, the rest of America has to pay more in taxes to make up the difference – or have services cut because government doesn’t have the funds.
Robert Reich is 4ft10inches of perfection(also that thumbnail is hilarious)
Disney gender swaps by Sakimi Chan
"A cop is far more likely… to kill you than you are to kill a cop… The idea that police have an incredibly dangerous job is what we Southerners call a tall-tale, a stretch of the truth to bolster an ego unwilling to accept mediocrity. Not to take away from what many fair-minded officers do every day, but as those stubborn things called facts would have it, policing is less dangerous than farming, fishing, logging, and trash collecting, as well as six other professions. Now is the time to burst the cop myth and to stop giving them the deference to murder our friends and family in the street.”
When you look at the full BLS numbers on likelihood of dying in the workplace if I recall correctly cops don’t even crack the top 25.