In Maryland, women make 83 cents for every dollar earned by men

No, white women are paid this.

From the source:

Women’s work in Maryland, using median figures:

•Pay for a woman working full time: $47,175

•Pay for a man working full time: $57,017

•Women working full time are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men.

•African-American women working full time earn $43,257, or 76 cents for every dollar paid to men.

•Hispanic women working full time earn $30,095, or 53 cents for every dollar paid to men.



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moronpaul:

Dear occupy movement,

I love you.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/28/ron-paul-iowa-occupy-protesters_n_1173613.html

“Some 20 protesters interrupted the start of a Ron Paul event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds just as the GOP candidate and Texas Representative began to speak, at about 7:30 p.m. local time.”

“Ron Paul, why do you hate gays,” Heaven Ryan, 16, shouted.”


“Ron Paul You say you want to repeal Roe v Wade. What makes you think the state has the right to control a woman’s reproductive decisions?”



“You say you want every child to have a chance to live. How will those children eat when you eliminate essential programs like WIC and food assistance?”

“Where will those children live when you eliminate subsidized housing?”

“How will those children receive healthcare when you eliminate Medicaid?”

“How will those children get an education when you eliminate student aid?”

“Mr. Paul, you do not care about the children of the 99 percent!”

“You do not care about the rights of women!”

“You are a servant of the Patriarchy!”

“You are a servant of the 1 percent!”


   

 I would like to thank Jesus, Allah, Vishnu, Hashem, Jehovah, Apollo, Jah, Buddha, Andy Warhol and your mother.

-BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY..

 ~ THANK YOU TO THE PROTESTERS FOR CALLING RON PAUL OUT ON BULLSHIT.

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stfuconservatives:

inothernews:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.  Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.  Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

— A statement posted on Apple’s website, confirming the death of founder Steve Jobs, dead from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.
Rest in peace, good sir.  And thank you for everything you’ve given us.


He went from pirating phone lines to helping redefine technology as we know it. We are all joined together here, thanks in some small part to this man. You helped change the world Mr. Jobs, thank you and Rest In Peace.
-Joe

So did Claude Shannon.  

stfuconservatives:

inothernews:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.  Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.  Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

A statement posted on Apple’s website, confirming the death of founder Steve Jobs, dead from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Rest in peace, good sir.  And thank you for everything you’ve given us.

He went from pirating phone lines to helping redefine technology as we know it. We are all joined together here, thanks in some small part to this man. You helped change the world Mr. Jobs, thank you and Rest In Peace.

-Joe

So did Claude Shannon.  

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Cops Just Love Those Tasers

numol:

TW for ableism, descriptions of physical violence

artgroupie:

aspergersissues:

DAYTON, Ohio (CN) - Dayton police “mistook” a mentally handicapped teen-ager’s speech impediment for “disrespect,” so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from “upward of 20 police officers” after the boy rode his bicycle home to ask his mother for help, the boy’s mom says.
     Pamela Ford says her “mentally challenged/handicapped” son Jesse Kersey, 17, was riding his bike near his Dayton home when Officer Willie Hooper stopped him and tried to talk to him.
     The mom says that “Prior to the incident described below, defendant Hooper knew Jesse and was aware that Jesse was mentally challenged/handicapped and a minor child.”
     Nonetheless, Ford says, Hooper “apparently took Jesse’s speech impediment for disrespect … [and] began yelling at Jesse and after Jesse attempted to communicate with him[.] Jesse, being a minor and mentally challenged/handicapped, turned and rode his bike back to his home in an attempt to ask his mother, Ford, to help him communicate with defendant Cooper,” according to the complaint in Montgomery County Court.
     On the way, the mom says, “A neighbor attempted to communicate with Officer Hooper about Jesse’s disabilities and was told to go back into his home, or he would be arrested.”
     As Ford opened her front door, she says, Hooper and co-defendant Officer John Howard, “fired their Tasers, striking Jesse in the back with both probes.”
     ”Once inside the house, defendant Hooper and defendant Howard began to struggle with Jesse, who was standing against the back door with his hands up in front of his face, saying ‘Please quit, please quit.’
     ”On numerous occasions, Ford and a family friend, Christopher Peyton, informed Officer Hooper that Jesse was mentally challenged/handicapped, and that Jesse did not understand what was happening,” the complaint states.
     But the mom says the cops continued their assault: “Officer Howard utilized his Cap-Stun pepper spray and sprayed Jesse … [and] struck Jesse with a closed fist in the upper chest area.
     ”Officer Howard utilized his ASP and repeatedly struck Jesse in the upper left side of his left thigh.
     ”Back-up units were requested to Jesse’s house, wherein upward of 20 police officers from different jurisdictions were present.
     ”At no point, even after being advised of Jesse’s mental challenge/handicap by Jesse’s family and numerous bystanders, did defendant Hooper, defendant Howard, or any other police officer present, attempt to communicate with Jesse or explain in terms he could understand as to why Jesse was being chased.
     ”Jesse was handcuffed and hogtied before being placed in the back of a police cruiser.
     ”Jesse was charged with assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.”
     However, “Jesse was declared incompetent by the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and the charges against Jesse were dismissed.”
     Jesse and his mom seek damages from the city and the two lead officers, for false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution, assault, battery, excessive use of force, infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy.
     They are represented by Richard Boucher.

I don’t care what anyone says. I hate the police.

edit: bolded warning, moved it up to top.

fuck the police.

fuck them.

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sourcedumal:

karnythia:

masteradept:

heyfranhey:

nezua:

jayparkinsonmd:

Food stamps are now worth double at farmer’s markets in Michigan. Lovely. Congrats to the Fair Food Network for spearheading a pilot in Detroit, successfully executing, and then expanding the program to the entire state.

fantastico.

Wow!!!!

This has to be the smartest idea I have ever heard to promote healthy choices in food to low income homes.

This could make a huge difference for a lot of families since produce can be one of the most expensive parts of a grocery budget.

YES! This is awesome. I am really glad that they are doing this, and I want this to come to all the states! Wonderful initiative to eliminate food deserts.

it’s good if people can get to the markets, but if not then…
that must suck. 

sourcedumal:

karnythia:

masteradept:

heyfranhey:

nezua:

jayparkinsonmd:

Food stamps are now worth double at farmer’s markets in Michigan. Lovely. Congrats to the Fair Food Network for spearheading a pilot in Detroit, successfully executing, and then expanding the program to the entire state.

fantastico.

Wow!!!!

This has to be the smartest idea I have ever heard to promote healthy choices in food to low income homes.

This could make a huge difference for a lot of families since produce can be one of the most expensive parts of a grocery budget.

YES! This is awesome. I am really glad that they are doing this, and I want this to come to all the states! Wonderful initiative to eliminate food deserts.

it’s good if people can get to the markets, but if not then…

that must suck. 

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soydulcedeleche:

thedailyfeed:

More Americans lived in poverty in 2010 than in any other time that records have been collected, according to US Census data released yesterday. Median household income fell, too, and a growing number of people are without health insurance. 

An additional 2.6 million people became officially poor last year, raising the poverty rate from 14.3 percent in 2009 to 15.1 percent. It was the fourth year in a row that the ranks of the poor grew, and Sawhill predicts poverty rates will rise to 16 percent by 2014.

indeed. its a recession for white people….and a depression for blacks and latinos. this has been established but being that the news only reports on white people and passes it off as “general stats”. :/

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custerdiedforyoursins:

tranzient:

Okay, maybe I read something wrong but just because someone has mixed blood doesn’t mean they are not native.

I really am hoping that I read wrong.

The original post was written to make it sound as if they’re having their citizenship taken away only because they’re black. Reading the above, what the situation is is that even if they were the slaves of the Cherokee, they weren’t necessarily Native. They’re having citizenship in the Cherokee nation taken away because they aren’t descended from any Cherokees.

The Cherokee nation has the most lax requirements for proving that you’re Cherokee of any of the US tribes, besides the pay-for-citizenship, fraudulent tribes. Nothing in the world is every 100% fuckery-free, but I’m inclined to agree that the tribe is doing the right thing for them, and not something that is racist. It seems that the people that they’re turning away are only documented through the Freedman roll, and that was one that was full of false information.

I’m NOT Cherokee. I’m not an expert on this and my opinion on this is based from what I’ve heard from Cherokees and what I’ve read, just now and before. If anyone wants to take someone up on this, go to a different person, NOT ME.

Okay. I was confused. In Maryland, native people were classified as freedman of color, and it was heavily enforced via the one-drop rule so I wasn’t sure if it was just those with native blood or the non-natives.

But after having it clarified, then I agree.

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killanois:

svnoyi:

letthetruthlaugh:

The Cherokee Nation just voted to kick out 2,800 African Americans, previously bought by the Cherokee as slaves, after previously giving them membership after the Civil War.

The nation’s second-largest Indian tribe formally booted from membership thousands of descendants of black slaves who were brought to Oklahoma more than 170 years ago by Native American owners.

The Cherokee nation voted after the Civil War to admit the slave descendants to the tribe.

But on Monday, the Cherokee nation Supreme Court ruled that a 2007 tribal decision to kick the so-called “Freedmen” out of the tribe was proper.

The controversy stems from a footnote in the brutal history of U.S. treatment of Native Americans. When many Indians were forced to move to what later became Oklahoma from the eastern U.S. in 1838, some who had owned plantations in the South brought along their slaves.

Some 4,000 Indians died during the forced march, which became known as the “Trail of Tears.”

“And our ancestors carried the baggage,” said Marilyn Vann, the Freedman leader who is a plaintiff in the legal battle.

Officially, there are about 2,800 Freedmen, but another 3,500 have tribal membership applications pending, and there could be as many as 25,000 eligible to enter the tribe, according to Vann.

The tribal court decision was announced one day before absentee ballots were to be mailed in the election of the Cherokee Principal Chief.

“This is racism and apartheid in the 21st Century,” said Vann, an engineer who lives in Oklahoma City.

This is an incredibly sad story. I guess the Cherokee Nation decided that there should be no such thing as a Black Cherokee. The Freedman now kicked out of the tribe will no longer be able to receive free health and education assistance - because of their race.

We hardly have enough money to take care of actual Cherokee people and we’re supposed to take care of not-Cherokee people too? My grandfather died because he had no way of getting the medical help he needed, but I’m so glad that other people can pretend to be part of my tribe and get that money instead. I’m so glad that blood myths are substantial enough for a foreign government to impose and force their will on ours. We were sold as slaves, we had our lives stolen, we lived through the worst genocide in history. Dont act like you have the right to tell us we’re of so fucking mean and evil for this. No other tribe has non-Natives in their citizenship, and we shouldn’t either. Indians voted to change a law? We don’t have to live in the 1800’s forever, and we CERTAINLY don’t need our colonizers to complain to us about BROKEN TREATIES.

And this drivel here? You think the genocide against us ended with Wounded Knee?? Your family thrives over the corpses of my ancestors. You live on STOLEN LAND, and the genocide continues today. Don’t flatter yourself to be so fucking free from guilt. Don’t act like you are the Patron Saint of Anti Racism, and that you haven’t benefited from and contributed to our genocide. 

Okay, maybe I read something wrong but just because someone has mixed blood doesn’t mean they are not native.

I really am hoping that I read wrong.

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