September 11, 2014

liberalsarecool:

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Follow @shaunking

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September 11, 2014
humanrightswatch:

‘Kids want to work’ is a poor justification for laws that legalize work by 10-year-olds
A controversial new law in Bolivia makes it the first country in the world to legalize work by 10-year-olds. One justification offered by officials sounded awfully familiar: “Kids want to work.”
We’ve spent the last year investigating child labor in the United States, where children at age 12, and even younger, work for tobacco farmers like Paul Hornback, a Kentucky state senator. “Children need to experience things,” Hornback said on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last month. “When I was a 7-year-old, I was wanting to work.”Hornback wasn’t the first person to try to justify child labor that way.We’ve heard that argument in our work around the world — whether about children working on gold mines inMali and Tanzania, children harvesting sugar cane in El Salvador, or child domestic workers in Morocco. Bolivia’s regressive new law came about, in part, due to pressure from a union of child workers arguing they need to work to support their families.We’re asked, “Don’t these children want to work?”The short answer is sometimes, yes. But that’s only part of the story.
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Photo: A 16-year-old worker harvests tobacco on a farm in Kentucky. © 2013 Marcus Bleasdale/VII for Human Rights Watch

humanrightswatch:

‘Kids want to work’ is a poor justification for laws that legalize work by 10-year-olds

A controversial new law in Bolivia makes it the first country in the world to legalize work by 10-year-olds. One justification offered by officials sounded awfully familiar: “Kids want to work.”


We’ve spent the last year investigating child labor in the United States, where children at age 12, and even younger, work for tobacco farmers like Paul Hornback, a Kentucky state senator. “Children need to experience things,” Hornback said on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last month. “When I was a 7-year-old, I was wanting to work.”

Hornback wasn’t the first person to try to justify child labor that way.

We’ve heard that argument in our work around the world — whether about children working on gold mines inMali and Tanzania, children harvesting sugar cane in El Salvador, or child domestic workers in Morocco. Bolivia’s regressive new law came about, in part, due to pressure from a union of child workers arguing they need to work to support their families.

We’re asked, “Don’t these children want to work?”

The short answer is sometimes, yes. But that’s only part of the story.

Read more.

Photo: A 16-year-old worker harvests tobacco on a farm in Kentucky. © 2013 Marcus Bleasdale/VII for Human Rights Watch

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September 11, 2014

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September 11, 2014

funnyordie:

Adding Unnecessary Explosions to GIFs is Now the Only Meme Worth Ever Caring About

Thank you, Michael Bay. Your legacy will loop for eternity.

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September 11, 2014

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September 11, 2014
mostawkwardmoments:

That is the saddest giraffe I’ve ever seen.

mostawkwardmoments:

That is the saddest giraffe I’ve ever seen.

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September 11, 2014
trextrying:

So excited to announce my new book featuring T-Rex, She-Rex and Wee-Rex will be in stores October 7th!!!
Preorder now:
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Thanks for all of your support!!!
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trextrying:

So excited to announce my new book featuring T-Rex, She-Rex and Wee-Rex will be in stores October 7th!!!

Preorder now:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142181706/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410433008&sr=8-2&keywords=trex+trying

Thanks for all of your support!!!

#trextrying

#trextryingandtrying

September 11, 2014
aplacetolovedogs:

unamusedsloth:
"What is this sorcery?"

aplacetolovedogs:

unamusedsloth:

"What is this sorcery?"

September 11, 2014

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September 10, 2014

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