Check out the new visuals for Future’s track Move That Dope. Some cameo’s in this video include Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator, and Wiz Khalifa.
Stop fucking over veterans in the name of politics. If we ran a debt FOR THE WAR we can run a debt FOR THE VETS who fought the war!
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic bill enhancing health care, education and job-training benefits for veterans faces an uphill climb as the Senate approaches a showdown vote on the $21 billion legislation.
This would be beautiful if all cops had to wear these.
Rand obviously never listened to Ice Cube… “because shotgun bullets ARE bad for your health.”
The Difference by Collin Shea
The difference between me and you is this: I’d rather know the truth than to keep on living a comfortable lie. I may be mad and hurt, it may tear down the structures of an ideal that I held, or a belief that I forged, but in the end, I will be thankful for it. Opinions that are built on lies can be dangerous and contagious. People always blame stupidity or ignorance for somebody’s flawed beliefs, but I blame a certain circle of lies that lead to an unexamined life, because false answers, given to them by liars and pawns, fill that void. Not me, I seek to fill the void with knowledge, because in the end that is the only power that can protect you from the bullshit. Sometimes the truth will isolate you, but in the grand scheme of it all, it will set you free.
Today in “Assholes of History” I present: Christopher Columbus
Love when people say “Columbus discovered America”
1. Dude never stepped foot on North American land. (In 1492 he landed in the Caribbean. In 1497 a man named Giovanni Caboto aka John Cabot was the first person from Europe to step foot in the US.)
2. Columbus thought he was in India. (Which is why we incorrectly call Native Americans, Indians; and why the area he “found” were off the coast of South America and is still referred to as the, “West Indies” *Dude basically made generations of people sound stupid and ill-informed.)
3. Leif Eriksson stepped foot in North America (in Canada) 500 years before Chrissy poo was even born.
4. How do you “discover” something that has natives already living there. (Whom he and his crew, raped, slaughtered, kidnapped, and tortured.) *Seriously, read some transcripts of his diary, he was a sociopath nutcase.
5. The major thing Columbus did was open up the America’s for European colonization. They conquered the land fairly easily by bringing with them diseases which apparently wiped out 90% of the natives.
Stop with the “Drug Testing for Welfare” Bullshit. By Collin Shea
I hate being taxed as much as the next guy, but I’ve been seeing a lot of these misleading political memes lately, that go something like this: "Well If I had to pass a drug test to get a job. They should have to pass a drug test to get welfare."
We want to catch all the lazy moochers and drug addicted takers, that the news keeps telling us about These hooligans who are using up all of our hard earned tax dollars for drugs. So hey maybe we drug test the degenerates. It’s a popular opinion that, at first glance seems very reasonable, but at the end of the day, holds no weight and it’s just bad fucking policy that has yielded horrible results.
It’s infuriating how they use such false logic to prey on peoples fear. Poverty is real, and in a union such as ours, we should be helping the helpless, not arguing over whether they deserve it or not. It may be flawed but the SNAP program saves lives; plain and simple.
1. In 2009, Arizona became the first state to impose this type of law. They would test people if there was “reasonable cause" to suspect illicit drug use. Now, try and guess, out of the 87,000 people subjected to the program, how many do you think tested positive for drugs? 30% 20% 10%? Nope. 1, and I’m not talking 1%, I’m saying just 1 person failed the test.
"If savings are the goal, Arizona’s program is a bust. Disqualifying the single drug abuser saved the state $560 — out of the $200 million in benefits paid out since testing started. An additional $200,000, or one-tenth of 1%, was saved when 1,633 people failed to return their drug use questionnaires.” (Source)
2. This “Drug Testing Poverty” campaign also gained a lot of traction because of Rick Scott, the governor of Florida. Who just so happened to co-found the drug testing companies that the State decided to use for it’s welfare testing program.
Fucking shady, yes. Corrupt, totally. Illegal, ehhhh, not technically. But anyway, he used empty rhetoric to incite his case and went for the low hanging fruit like, “It’s for the children” and “trying to protect taxpayers from having to pay for somebody else’s drug habit.” but the reality is this…
“Because the Florida law requires that applicants who pass the test be reimbursed for the cost, an average of $30, the cost to the state was $118,140. This is more than would have been paid out in benefits to the people who failed the test, Mr. Newton said. As a result, the testing cost the government an extra $45,780, he said.” (Source)
3. Passing a drug test isn’t hard unless your a pot smoker, which unfortunately stays in your system MUCH longer than most drugs.Therefore you are alienating a whole group of people who are much less dangerous to themselves and others than your average alcohol or pill users; illegal drugs have just been stigmatized.
"In Florida only 2.6 percent of the state’s cash assistance applicants failed the drug test, or 108 of 4,086, according to the figures from the state obtained by the group. The most common reason was marijuana use.” (Source)
4. Do you know how much of your taxes actually goes to food stamps? If you are married with one child and make $50,000/yr it’s about 10 cents a day, or about $36.82 a year, big fucking woop. Check out our defense budget or how much taxes are fed into corporate subsidies.
5. In fact, a whole lot of people on food stamps also have full/part time jobs, about 30%. We now seem have a class called the “working poor” and that just seems insane. People work to pay bills with no money left over for basic needs.
6. The people who receive food stamps the most frequently are either disabled, senior citizens, or children. So while we are wasting time playing semantics the most vulnerable people are missing out.
STOP THE MYTH!
About 1 in 7 Americans, which is about 47 million people, are on food stamps, so have some compassion for your fellow countrymen. Just because a small group of people abuse a system doesn’t mean everyone should pay the price.
The national debt and budgets are high, and we do need to cut unnecessary programs but why are food stamps so stigmatized and always first to see the chopping block? They actually have been shown to help our economy. In a recent report it is said that, “For every $1 spent on that program (SNAP) $1.73 is generated throughout the economy”
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Defcee - Vidiots Feat. Joseph Chilliams
Chicago emcees Defcee and Joseph Chilliams team up for this super smooth joint produced by Sev Seveer entitled, “Vidiots”. Defcee showcases his complex rhyme schemes effortlessly juggling words…