fozmeadows: scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

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These are the best gender neutral new baby greeting cards I have ever seen in my entire life.


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A Michigan mother decided to give students at her son’s high school a Mother’s Day gift of sorts.

Amanda Keown’s son says school officials took his lunch away because he owed less than $5 on his school account.

Dominic Gant said, “It was really embarrassing, especially in front of the whole lunch room.”

She says the school told her that students who owe don’t get lunch, no matter how much they are behind.

That’s when she decided to pay the accounts of every student in the school.

Keown said, “I realize I didn’t have to do that but I don’t want another kid going through what my son went through.”

The total to pay off all of the students’ outstanding balances ended up being just under $100.

A short time later, the principal of Dowagiac Union High School said Dominic should not have been sent home hungry.


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oh fuck 

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Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.


Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

what in the everloving fuck

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wait actually


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I’m just gonna leave this here.

like it truly amazes me that these countries engaging in this deliberate infringement on human rights can just WASTE money on developing anti-homeless shit like spikes, barred benches, or timed seating, but not spend any of that to FIX their homeless problem by either building shelters, coming up with programs to help, or increasing benefits. The idea that people are homeless by choice, or just ‘too lazy’ needs to fucking end. Most homeless are either disabled veterans, people with mental illness, LGBTQ youth/individuals whose families have abandoned them, or, my personal favorite, entire fucking families with children who have been displaced. Seriously, these people are not a burden, our worlds globalized capitalist structuring is.

this is disgusting

“So number one, Reading Rainbow was not cancelled because it was not effective. Reading Rainbow was the most used television resource in our nation’s classroom. In 2009, it was [cancelled] due to No Child Left Behind. That government policy made a choice between teaching the rudiments of reading and fostering a love of reading. So the idea that I am trying to somehow revive a failed endeavor is bullshit. That’s right. I said it. Bullshit.” LeVar Burton (via franfinethesecond)

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PRIDE and Accessibility Reminder :


As excited as I am that Pride Month is here, I wanted to post a friendly reminder that if you are hosting/ planning a special pride event make sure you are considering accessibility for people with disability. It’s a total downer of the Pride spirit to show up to an event for a community you are a part of only to realize it’s inaccessible.

Here are a few things to consider.

  • ramps that are easily accessible (not too steep)
  • handicap parking/ close parking
  • elevators and escalators, few stairs
  • sizeable and automatic doorways 
  • spacious hallways and rooms
  • interpreters, subtitles,and captions options
  • volume level, crowd size
  • lighting (dim/dark, strobes, lots of colors)
  • places to sit
  • a quiet room or area if people need to get away for a bit.
  • allergies, scents/fragrances, specific diets
  • bathrooms (single stalled/multi-stall, gender-neutral)

Those are just a few, if you have anything to add to the list feel free!

Also, if you know of a persons specific needs and know that the space or event cannot accommodate them, TELL THEM AHEAD OF TIME. Save them the spoons of having to go through all that, and the exposure to whatever level of ableism is present.

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