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Well I think this is brilliant, so I decided to make these gifs (so you don’t have to bother with video 😅) and give it a little promotion. Here’s a Kickstarter link for anyone who can support it:

Fonde: The Ravioli Rolling Pin, Perfected.

This is making us really hungry.

Brilliant.

"Let us rise each morning, and strive each day, to do only that which brings happiness and joy to others, and avoid doing things that cause others hurt and pain. Let us use our minds and our reason to foster behavior based on the mutuality and reciprocity inherent in human relationships, and let us always respect the dignity and worth of each other. And let us, above all, love one another, not to obtain rewards for ourselves now or hereafter or to avoid punishment, but rather always to bring each other contentment and peace. So be it."

Ted Utchen, presenting the invocation before the Wheaton City Council meeting on 20140602.

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"I went to gun shops and shooting ranges just talking to people," Kesteleyn explains. "What I came away with was the sense that there was a lot of fear and paranoia among the adults, and that fear was handed down to the children along with the guns. The children have childlike imaginations and the usual childhood fears – zombies, monsters and wild beasts. They are not born with these adult fears; they are infected with them."

- Sean O’Hagan, from “Armed to the milk teeth:  America’s gun-toting kids” via The Guardian.

We—as a nation—should be ashamed of what this article exposes, and ashamed of what we’re allowing our own people to do to their kids.

(Source: theguardian.com)

"Remember that stuff about crazy people and bad code? The internet is that except it’s literally a billion times worse. Websites that are glorified shopping carts with maybe three dynamic pages are maintained by teams of people around the clock, because the truth is everything is breaking all the time, everywhere, for everyone. Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before the whole charade collapses. There’s a team at a Google office that hasn’t slept in three days. Somewhere there’s a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks she’s dead. And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people don’t even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn’t make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."

Peter Welch (via maxistentialist)

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This is the what the NRA wants. 
(Credit:  Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

This is the what the NRA wants. 

(Credit:  Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

youranonnews:

How The New Internet Rules Could Undermine Net Neutrality

Igor Volsky of ThinkProgress report:


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will release proposed draft rules on Thursday that will “allow content companies to pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers,” the Wall Street Journal reports, potentially undermining the principle of net neutrality on the Internet.
Under the new rules, broadband providers (ISPs) like Verizon or Comcast would be able to charge companies like Netflix or Amazon separate fees to deliver video or other services in a special faster lane on the “last mile” of broadband “that connects directly to consumers’ homes.” Content companies may then pass on those additional costs to consumers. ISPs would be prohibited from blocking or discriminating against specific websites and would be required to spell out “commercially reasonable” terms that would be available to all interested content providers. The FCC would review each deal on a “case by case basis,” the Journal notes.
The new guidelines — which the New York Times describes as “a complete turnaround” for the commission — come after a federal court decision in January that struck down a rule that required broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic the same regardless of the source.

Read the full story here:
After January’s court decision, Netflix was forced to pay an ISP toll to  Comcast in order to reverse what Neflix politely refers to as “an unacceptable decline” in their members’ video experience on the Comcast network. What it really was was a case of corporate extortion. Read more about it here.How many businesses will be held to ransom like Netflix under the new non-neutral Net Neutrality rules?And how much of the cost of these ISP preferred access bribes will be passed on to YOU, the consumer?

Boycott any service that passes along the cost.  Hit them in their pocketbooks and see how long it takes corporate pressure to force the reversal of this travesty.

youranonnews:

How The New Internet Rules Could Undermine Net Neutrality

Igor Volsky of ThinkProgress report:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will release proposed draft rules on Thursday that will “allow content companies to pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers,” the Wall Street Journal reports, potentially undermining the principle of net neutrality on the Internet.


Under the new rules, broadband providers (ISPs) like Verizon or Comcast would be able to charge companies like Netflix or Amazon separate fees to deliver video or other services in a special faster lane on the “last mile” of broadband “that connects directly to consumers’ homes.” Content companies may then pass on those additional costs to consumers. ISPs would be prohibited from blocking or discriminating against specific websites and would be required to spell out “commercially reasonable” terms that would be available to all interested content providers. The FCC would review each deal on a “case by case basis,” the Journal notes.


The new guidelines — which the New York Times describes as “a complete turnaround” for the commission — come after a federal court decision in January that struck down a rule that required broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic the same regardless of the source.

Read the full story here:

After January’s court decision, Netflix was forced to pay an ISP toll to  Comcast in order to reverse what Neflix politely refers to as “an unacceptable decline” in their members’ video experience on the Comcast network. What it really was was a case of corporate extortion. Read more about it here.

How many businesses will be held to ransom like Netflix under the new non-neutral Net Neutrality rules?

And how much of the cost of these ISP preferred access bribes will be passed on to YOU, the consumer?

Boycott any service that passes along the cost. Hit them in their pocketbooks and see how long it takes corporate pressure to force the reversal of this travesty.

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"This is militia culture in the United States." ~ Xeni​ | BoingBoing 

This is a great example of why the 2nd amendment needs to be rewritten.  Militias are terrorists.

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"This is militia culture in the United States." ~ Xeni​ | BoingBoing

This is a great example of why the 2nd amendment needs to be rewritten. Militias are terrorists.

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Elizabeth Warren schools Paul Ryan on poverty in 80 seconds

Future president?

(Skip to 0:29 in the video if you can’t stand Al Sharpton’s voice)

WTF, religion?!

How can the good Christians of the world go on letting people like this speak for them?  You can claim “he doesn’t speak for me” but until you speak up against him, you are in silent agreement.

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thedailyshow:

For America’s state legislatures, the arc of the moral universe bends not toward justice but backwards and up their own asses. http://on.cc.com/1jURL3Y

thedailyshow:

For America’s state legislatures, the arc of the moral universe bends not toward justice but backwards and up their own asses. http://on.cc.com/1jURL3Y

calvinanddune:


If you need something to worship, then worship life — all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together!

calvinanddune:

If you need something to worship, then worship life — all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together!

Tennessee Republican tells frightened child her father must be deported - Tea Party crowd cheers.

wilwheaton:

A very frightened, 11 year old little girl conjured up the courage to ask her Congressman, Republican Scott DesJarlais, a question at the Murfreesboro,TN town hall meeting he was hosting on Thursday evening. Josie Melina spoke into the microphone with a quivering voice. She introduced herself to the crowd and said, “œMr. DesJarlais, I have papers, but I have a dad who’™s undocumented. What can I do to have him stay with me?” She was so scared, her question was barely audible (despite the microphone), so she had to repeat the question. Only one or two people can be heard clapping in support of this brave girl. That, in and of itself is shocking — to think that grown-ups wouldn’t support a young child in such an intimidating situation by applauding her courage…but, no. The crowd, consisting mostly of Tea Party Republicans, didn’t applaud. At least, not until the Congressman gave his bully response.

After graciously thanking the young lady for her question, Congressman DesJarlais coldly replied, “The answer still kind of remains the same, that we have laws and we need to follow those laws and that’s where we’™re at.” The crowd erupted in cheers and applause.

This little girl is now undergoing therapy to deal with the anxiety created by her father’s impending deportation. I’m sure the cheering and celebrating from all the adults around her was really great for her, too.

The complete absence of basic human compassion and empathy in these Tea Party people freaks is just disgusting. I’d really love it for them to spend a month in the world they want to create, which is basically Somalia, and see how that turns out for them.