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Steven Perez

Steven Perez

Hopping Master of the White Rain. Rabbit of the Radical Mien. As old as my skin, and a little older than my teeth. GV: (830) 743-9770.
Pollen count is rising! Currently it's 8.50 in San Antonio, Texas (United States)
allthingseurope: Capri, Italy (by marzalbo) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Capri, Italy (by marzalbo)
allthingseurope: Isle of Skye, Scotland (by _MarionK) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Isle of Skye, Scotland (by _MarionK)
allthingseurope: Metz, France (by domiloui) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Metz, France (by domiloui)
allthingseurope: Lake Ammersee, Germany (by Chrisgraphy) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Lake Ammersee, Germany (by Chrisgraphy)
allthingseurope: Rome, Italy (by antony5112) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Rome, Italy (by antony5112)
allthingseurope: Eynsford, England (by Adam Swaine) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Eynsford, England (by Adam Swaine)
allthingseurope: Iceland (by Buffalo Fawn) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Iceland (by Buffalo Fawn)
allthingseurope: Belgrade, Serbia (by varlamov) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Belgrade, Serbia (by varlamov)
We have lost touch with the natural order of things… which day of the workweek it is may be more important to many of us than the great transition moments in the seasonal cycles. And which hour of the day it is—will I get to work on time? Will I avoid rush hour traffic? Will I get to watch my favorite television program?—may be more important to... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
I blame the Muslims. Specifically Badi' al-Jazari. - Eivind from Android
allthingseurope: Paris (by x.wonderful) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Paris (by x.wonderful)
luvallstuff: The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
When images of the death, destruction and desperation inflicted on Palestinian citizens of Gaza were broadcast in July and August of 2014, people all over the world were struck with a visceral sense of indignation, anger and disgust. For too long, crimes and serious human rights violations have been committed against the Palestinian people by the... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
When Republicans talk about morality, they talk about God and redemption. But they don’t mention the immorality of one in five of American children being impoverished, of cuts in food stamps that are causing many to go hungry, and of reduced education funding that’s condemning them to lousy schools. They don’t talk about the immorality of... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
thepeoplesrecord: socialjusticekoolaid: Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.
  
Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover
  
You cannot jail the resistance!
thepeoplesrecord: Detroit water shutoffs continue after judge says poor have no right to water September 29, 2014 U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Monday refused to block the city from shutting off water to delinquent customers for six months, saying there is no right to free water and Detroit can’t afford to lose the revenue. Rhodes’s order... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Detroit water shutoffs continue after judge says poor have no right to water
September 29, 2014
 
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Monday refused to block the city from shutting off water to delinquent customers for six months, saying there is no right to free water and Detroit can’t afford to lose the revenue.
 
Rhodes’s order served as a stinging rejection of arguments made by thousands of protesters who staged rallies last summer fighting shutoffs and argued that there is a fundamental right to water service.
 
"There is no such right or law," Rhodes said.
 
A six-month ban on water shut-offs would boost the rate of customer defaults and threaten Detroit’s revenue, the judge added.
 
"The last thing (Detroit) needs is this hit to its revenues," the judge said.
 
Rhodes issued his ruling after two days of hearings last week and said he lacked the power to issue a water shut-off moratorium. Regardless, a lawyer for 10 residents failed to convince him there was justification for such a drastic step, he said.
 
Rhodes said residents do not have a right to receive water service “let alone service based on an ability to pay.”
 
Alice Jennings, an attorney representing the 10 residents fighting water shutoffs, said she was “disappointed but not surprised” by the judge’s ruling. Rhodes, she said, missed the issue of safety and underscored the irreparable harm that comes with the shutoffs.
 
"We will be looking at an appeal," Jennings said. "We believe there is a right to water and there is a right to affordable water."
 
The city’s policy of shutting off water to residents in one of the nation’s poorest cities briefly overshadowed the city’s historic bankruptcy case and debt-cutting plan, which hinges on spinning off the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to suburban counties.
 
The city started a more vigorous shut-off campaign in the spring compared to other years in an effort to get more people to pay their outstanding bills or get on a payment plan. Rhodes on Monday called the efforts a “bold, commendable and necessarily aggressive plan.”
 
About 24,000 city water accounts have been shut off this year. A month-long moratorium halting shutoffs ended in August and crews are now back to shutting off water to up to 400 accounts a day, DWSD officials said last week.
 
Residents, civic groups, and “The Avengers” actor Mark Ruffalo participated in mass protests in recent months fighting the city’s treatment of delinquent water customers. A pocket of protesters lined West Lafayette Boulevard outside federal court Monday.
 
Ten residents requested the moratorium, saying it would give the city time to establish a plan to better help those who can’t afford to pay their water bills. Lawyers for Detroit say such an order would encourage further delinquency, cause the department to lose revenues and lead to higher rates.
 
During closing arguments, Jennings argued the “hodgepodge” of programs designed to aid a limited group of residents facing water shut-offs isn’t good enough for the city plagued by widespread poverty.
 
Jennings told the judge that a “very brief” stop to shut-offs would give the city more time to craft a cohesive program.
 
Tom O’Brien, an attorney for the water department, has countered that a 10-point plan to educate and assist low-income residents wasn’t constructed overnight.
 
"It was developed," he said, and "was intended to be practical."
 
O’Brien also played up a fund outlined in the plan, and a separate pot of annual aid money called for in a proposed Great Lakes Water Authority.
 
"That’s significant money, it goes a long way," he said.
 
Detroit’s bankruptcy trial, meanwhile, resumes Monday, five days after City Council members reclaimed power over city government while agreeing to keep Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr in place for bankruptcy-related duties.
 
The deal means council will resume control over city departments, contracts and other day-to-day matters. Orr’s official removal will be effective if the city’s debt-cutting bankruptcy plan is confirmed.
 
Orr is expected to testify soon about the debt-cutting plan.
 
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Police Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Disconnecting Camera and Beating Handcuffed Man - NationofChange - http://www.nationofchange.org/2014...
think-progress: Supreme Court makes voting more difficult in Ohio. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Supreme Court makes voting more difficult in Ohio.
Hundreds Of Authors Take On Amazon - http://thinkprogress.org/culture...
think-progress: 2084: A world in caffeine withdrawal… - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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2084: A world in caffeine withdrawal…
allthingseurope: Dresden, Germany (by mknipsi) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Dresden, Germany (by mknipsi)
Privatized Britain's National Health Service Produces More Questions Than Answers - http://www.occupy.com/article...
postracialcomments: Ferguson 09/28/2014 - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Ferguson 09/28/2014
George Zimmerman's Dad: If FBI Comes For My Son, 'He’s Probably Gonna Shoot A Few Of Them' - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
iwriteaboutfeminism: Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.” September 28th - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”
 
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america-wakiewakie: You decide. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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You decide.
cartoonpolitics: Senate Republicans have voted again to block a measure (The Paycheck Fairness Act) that would have strengthened equal pay protections for women .. (story here) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Senate Republicans have voted again to block a measure (The Paycheck Fairness Act) that would have strengthened equal pay protections for women .. (story here)
Venture Capitalists Are Poised to "Disrupt" Everything About the Education Market - http://www.truth-out.org/news...
Police Chief Asked Medical Examiner to Change Autopsy Report To Match Officer Testimony, He Does - http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-...
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