Thoughts on politics, religion, violence, inequality, social control, change, and random other things from an autonomous, analytical, adopted, abolitionist, anarchist who likes the letter A

Things You Might Have Missed

December 27, 2011 By: Mel Category: Misc

I’m gonna start you off with a funny, cause the rest of these links are mostly gonna make you cry from rage, rather than laughter. Turns out, Africans do know that it’s Christmas. Who’d a thunk it?

Violet Blue, my go-to source for sex news and author of multiple books (including her new one on fetishes), is also a formerly homeless teen and general badass who was on a panel about homelessness. Kills me that they try to send people like her back to their parents.

And as long as we are on the subject of homelessness, here is a charming post titled Homeless girls: A frugal alternative to pricey prostitutes! Sure to make you gag.

I’m not super interested in the Sotomayor angle of this Slate piece, but the case itself is fascinating. How anybody can pay even five minutes attention to the way the federal government acts towards indigenous people and not become an anarchist is beyond me.

Honduras is a big, hot mess. Murders galore, including journalists, and now the army is being deployed on the streets.

Meanwhile, the peace corp is pulling out of Honduras and not going to send any new volunteers to Guatemala or El Salvador. Glad the hemisphere “moved forward” and embraced the coup government just like you asked, Hil.

Why does it cost $10,000 to become a hair stylist but only $265 to become a financial adviser?  More importantly, why didn’t I start reading that blog sooner?

In religious freak news – Orthodox Jews are beating up journalists and spitting on women. And pastors are telling 16 year olds that they should have made their rapist kill them so that they could die a virgin.

I’m happy to see that jury nullification is getting a bunch of press this week. Perhaps if word gets out we won’t have women getting 12 year prison sentences for $31 in weed.

But hey, at least that woman wasn’t forced by a prison guard to drink his semen. That guy got 2 days. That seems fair.

Again with the inmates “working?” Poor Cali is going to lose some of its not-so-volunteer firefighters now that the prison population has to be decreased.

Have you all been following the UK scandal where undercover cops were sleeping with activists? The women are suing now. Note that some of those cops were married in their regular cop life.

Yes, Obama, what Wall Street firms did was illegal.

Sucks to be punk in Indonesia.

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