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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Party Game

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I actually only made this so nobody will ever invite me to a party again.


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CallMeWilliam
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SAPIR WHORF.
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Not Long Ago. Not Even Past.

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We should remember that until quite recently — just about a year ago — Harriet Tubman was scheduled to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. It wasn’t just an idea. Much of the work and preparation had already been done. But the plan was canceled because it made President Trump mad.

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“I have rape-colored skin.”

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Important read from Caroline Randall Williams. I don’t think this is true of most LGM readers, but this is especially important if you’re a white person disingenuously (or cluelessly) saying “BuT wHaT aBoUt HiStOrY?” when folks come for the monuments. And if that last sentence somehow does apply to you, grow the fuck up and actually learn some history instead of just screeching that you care about it.

It is an extraordinary truth of my life that I am biologically more than half white, and yet I have no white people in my genealogy in living memory. No. Voluntary. Whiteness. I am more than half white, and none of it was consensual. White Southern men — my ancestors — took what they wanted from women they did not love, over whom they had extraordinary power, and then failed to claim their children.

What is a monument but a standing memory? An artifact to make tangible the truth of the past. My body and blood are a tangible truth of the South and its past. The black people I come from were owned by the white people I come from. The white people I come from fought and died for their Lost Cause. And I ask you now, who dares to tell me to celebrate them? Who dares to ask me to accept their mounted pedestals?

You cannot dismiss me as someone who doesn’t understand. You cannot say it wasn’t my family members who fought and died. My blackness does not put me on the other side of anything. It puts me squarely at the heart of the debate. I don’t just come from the South. I come from Confederates. I’ve got rebel-gray blue blood coursing my veins. My great-grandfather Will was raised with the knowledge that Edmund Pettus was his father. Pettus, the storied Confederate general, the grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, the man for whom Selma’s Bloody Sunday Bridge is named. So I am not an outsider who makes these demands. I am a great-great-granddaughter.

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Video in civil claim shows RCMP officer dragging student, stepping on her head after wellness check

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Kelowna RCMP lawsuit video

A surveillance video that is part of a civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court shows an RCMP officer in Kelowna dragging a female nursing student down a hallway and stepping on her head after a wellness check at her apartment.

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ACAB
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Thank you, sir, may I have another?

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The post Thank you, sir, may I have another? appeared first on Indexed.

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YES. Perfect.
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A fine is a price.

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PG&E now knows that a human life is only worth $48,000. That's definitely going to affect their maintenance budget and executive compensation packages, but probably not in the way you'd hope.

'Guilty, your honor': PG&E enters pleas for 85 Camp Fire felonies

Bill Johnson, CEO of PG&E Corp., the utility's parent company, personally entered each of the pleadings at a hearing in Chico, the result of Butte County prosecutors' criminal investigation into the 2018 Camp Fire. The fire nearly leveled the town of Paradise and surrounding areas more than 1½ years ago, and investigators found that it was started by an old power line that PG&E allowed to deteriorate.

One by one, the judge read aloud the names of the victims, mostly elderly and infirm, who had suffered horrific, preventable deaths. The court projected their photos onto the wall. Mask pulled down, Johnson took in each picture as he entered the 85 guilty pleas on behalf of his company.

After accepting PG&E's guilt, which took more than a half-hour, Johnson said [a meaningless platitude.]

The company has agreed to pay the maximum fine of $3.5 million and another $500,000 to reimburse the district attorney's office. PG&E is already on probation because of felony convictions that arose from the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

Remember, kids: you should believe that corporations are people as soon as Texas executes one.

Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.

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CallMeWilliam
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That's why you've got to execute the board. Piece the corporate liability shield, and hold the executives personally liable.
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kbrint
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"Remember, kids: you should believe that corporations are people as soon as Texas executes one."
fxer
17 days ago
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> you should believe that corporations are people as soon as Texas executes one.

They’d just become a new entity before you could execute them. Cambridge Analytica is called Emerdata now. Blackwater renamed to Academi, etc
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Gregidon
17 days ago
I truly believe that the way that we treat corporations in this country is one of the single biggest problems we have
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