Steven Perez

Steven Perez

Rabbit of the Radical Mien. Hopping Master of the White Rain. As old as my skin, and a little older than my teeth. GV: (830) 743-9770.
BitCoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to damage central banking and money issuing banks, with a Libertarian political agenda in mind—to damage states ability to collect tax and monitor their citizens financial transactions. Which is fine if you’re a Libertarian, but I tend to take the stance that Libertarianism is like Leninism:... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
But its anti-authority design also makes it pretty great for thieves. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
think-progress: The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law On Friday, the Washington Post published an article titled “19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting.” The article snarks about organizations like the NCAA that have protested Indiana’s law, noting “the NCAA didn’t... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
think-progress:
The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law
On Friday, the Washington Post published an article titled “19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting.” The article snarks about organizations like the NCAA that have protested Indiana’s law, noting “the NCAA didn’t say it was concerned over how athletes and employees would be affected by Kentucky’s RFRA when games were played there last week.” The piece concludes “Indiana might be treated as if it’s the only state with a bill like this, but it’s not.” The piece has been shared over 75,000 times on Facebook.
Here’s what you can show your friends who are saying Indiana’s law is just like 19 other states
think-progress: Homeless Man Beaten By City’s Homeless ‘Ambassador’ James Cocklereese, a homeless resident of Berkeley, California, has been sentenced to two years of probation. But what led to that sentence was the apparent unprovoked beating he received from a man who works as an ambassador for the homeless with the Downtown Berkeley Association... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
think-progress:
Homeless Man Beaten By City’s Homeless ‘Ambassador’
James Cocklereese, a homeless resident of Berkeley, California, has been sentenced to two years of probation. But what led to that sentence was the apparent unprovoked beating he received from a man who works as an ambassador for the homeless with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA).
savagechickens: The Meeting. More meetings. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
savagechickens:
 
The Meeting.
More meetings.
micdotcom: Watch: Who is Trevor Noah? These 8 videos capture his history and his genius - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
micdotcom:
 Watch: Who is Trevor Noah? These 8 videos capture his history and his genius
The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon: Indeed, the closest Obama’s signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, ever came to destruction was not in the House or in the Senate. It was behind the closed doors of the justices’ chambers, where it survived in 2012 by just one vote, and where, due to King v. Burwell, the latest case against Obamacare, it finds itself imperiled once... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 Indeed, the closest Obama’s signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, ever came to destruction was not in the House or in the Senate. It was behind the closed doors of the justices’ chambers, where it survived in 2012 by just one vote, and where, due to King v. Burwell, the latest case against Obamacare, it finds itself imperiled once again. The greatest threat to the Obama agenda, in other words, has manifested in the form of a purposefully opaque institution, and in the persons of five unelected conservative men. 
Ridiculous theories, destructive effects and evil tragedies are SCOTUS trademarks, expert Ian Millhiser tells Salon
salon: The tattered condition of the Confucians’ footwear reflected the limitations of Confucius’s enthusiasm for free enterprise. The great sage may have preferred a small, efficient state, but that doesn’t mean he was in favor of unfettered private commerce. Confucius had an inherent distrust of the pursuit of wealth, and this attitude became... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 The tattered condition of the Confucians’ footwear reflected the limitations of Confucius’s enthusiasm for free enterprise. The great sage may have preferred a small, efficient state, but that doesn’t mean he was in favor of unfettered private commerce. Confucius had an inherent distrust of the pursuit of wealth, and this attitude became infused into later Confucians and their views of business and businessmen. Although Confucius did not preach asceticism (like his Hindu counterparts in India), he did see nobility in poverty, or at least the stoic acceptance of poverty. The true gentleman, in Confucius’s eyes, did not desire riches. 
“The gentleman understands what is moral,” Confucius said. “The small man understands what is profitable”
savagechickens: A Terrible Manager. Here’s more good management. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
savagechickens:
 
A Terrible Manager.
Here’s more good management.
salon: GOP presidential candidate pledges to blindly follow Netanyahu government’s policies - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 GOP presidential candidate pledges to blindly follow Netanyahu government’s policies
mothernaturenetwork: Lessons in cuddling: Pit bulls and tabby cat show us how it’s done The internet has fallen in love with this photographer’s gorgeous images of her dogs and cat as they snooze together. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mothernaturenetwork:
 
Lessons in cuddling: Pit bulls and tabby cat show us how it’s done
The internet has fallen in love with this photographer’s gorgeous images of her dogs and cat as they snooze together.
salon: Purvi Patel, the second woman to be prosecuted under Indiana’s feticide law, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday, after being convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent. The 33-year-old faced up to 70 years in prison for allegedly attempting to induce an abortion and giving birth to a live child, who prosecutors argued later... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 Purvi Patel, the second woman to be prosecuted under Indiana’s feticide law, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday, after being convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent. The 33-year-old faced up to 70 years in prison for allegedly attempting to induce an abortion and giving birth to a live child, who prosecutors argued later died because of her neglect. Patel, however, has consistently maintained she had a miscarriage 
Purvi Patel faced up to 70 years on charges of feticide and neglect, which relied on invalidated science
revolutionarykoolaid: alithea: canisfamiliaris: Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? The answer is NO. The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
revolutionarykoolaid:
alithea:
 
canisfamiliaris:
  
Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?
 
The answer is NO.
 
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
 
(via sunfoundation)
  
this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
 that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere. the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross. also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all. that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option? same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me). there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal. you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons. seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy. eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic. there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.  
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salon: “It serves no purpose to go into the details of the infinite care I had to provide that delicate plant,” he wrote, long after the wind picked up and the ship docked safely at the Caribbean island of Martinique. And long after the descendants of his spindly sapling were well on their way to changing economies throughout Central and South... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 “It serves no purpose to go into the details of the infinite care I had to provide that delicate plant,” he wrote, long after the wind picked up and the ship docked safely at the Caribbean island of Martinique. And long after the descendants of his spindly sapling were well on their way to changing economies throughout Central and South America. The plant, of course, was coffee, but just how a young naval officer named Gabriel-Mathieu De Clieu got his hands on it remains a matter of debate. 
Caffeine doesn’t give you energy. Here’s the amazing, real story of its discovery — and how it works on your brain
savagechickens: One Hundred and Ten Percent. More good management. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
savagechickens:
 
One Hundred and Ten Percent.
More good management.
savagechickens: Independent Thinkers. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
savagechickens:
 
Independent Thinkers.
salon: Nebraska man asks oil commission: Would you drink water contaminated by fracking? - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 Nebraska man asks oil commission: Would you drink water contaminated by fracking?
salon: Although not all libertarians hate, a sizable number make the movement look both angry and unstable. They rage against the smallest loss of unearned privilege in society, while screaming about a “meritocracy.” Those who get ahead in our country do so more often from connections, family money and privilege than from any innate goodness or... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 Although not all libertarians hate, a sizable number make the movement look both angry and unstable.  They rage against the smallest loss of unearned privilege in society, while screaming about a “meritocracy.” Those who get ahead in our country do so more often from connections, family money and privilege than from any innate goodness or intelligence, and libertarians gloss over all questions of class, race and privilege in the hope of a return to a pure market ideal that has never existed.  The history of America is an unending fight between untamed market forces and human beings, and when the free market gets out of hand, real people suffer, as so many did in the Great Recession of 2008. 
“I used to be a Libertarian. Then I had the gall to criticize them in an article — and here’s what happened next”
mothernaturenetwork: 12 oldest continuously inhabited cities - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mothernaturenetwork:
 
12 oldest continuously inhabited cities
salon: It began with an intense feature earlier this month in The Tennessean that explored the story of Jasmine Randers, a woman who’d struggled with mental health problems from her early teen years, and whose infant daughter Issabelle died of unexplained causes in 2012. As reporter Stacey Barchenger explains, Randers’ attorney was soon given a... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 It began with an intense feature earlier this month in The Tennessean that explored the story of Jasmine Randers, a woman who’d struggled with mental health problems from her early teen years, and whose infant daughter Issabelle died of unexplained causes in 2012. As reporter Stacey Barchenger explains, Randers’ attorney was soon given a choice regarding her client, who was facing aggravated child neglect charges. “If Randers wanted to avoid 15 years in prison,” Barchenger writes, “Randers would have to agree to a condition. Sterilization.” 
A series of news stories puts the focus on the still startling practice
salon: Feeling all hunky-dory about the world? This should correct that: Shanna Tippen, a grandmother from Arkansas, says that she’s been fired from her motel job for speaking to a Washington Post reporter about what it’s like to live on the minimum wage. Unfortunately, she still hasn’t found a new job - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 Feeling all hunky-dory about the world? This should correct that: Shanna Tippen, a grandmother from Arkansas, says that she’s been fired from her motel job for speaking to a Washington Post reporter about what it’s like to live on the minimum wage. 
Unfortunately, she still hasn’t found a new job
Last but not least, today’s Republican Party is made up disproportionately of white Southerners—that is, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of people who thought that the period of 1865-1912, the very era now adopted as the Golden Age of the American Right, was a nightmare of semi-colonial exploitation of the South by Yankee carpetbaggers... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon: From Monday to Wednesday of this week, PBS will be airing “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” an exhaustive examination of what humanity knows about cancer—scientifically, historically and, perhaps most cogently, from the deeply personal point-of-view of a patient with the disease. The documentary is based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 From Monday to Wednesday of this week, PBS will be airing “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” an exhaustive examination of what humanity knows about cancer—scientifically, historically and, perhaps most cogently, from the deeply personal point-of-view of a patient with the disease. The documentary is based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer,” and the author features prominently in each two-hour installment. But the documentary is more of a companion piece to the book than a reiteration of it—where Mukherjee offered poetry, the filmmakers had to find a way to depict and explain a disease that is often hidden and still mystifies us. 
Burns and director Barak Goodman talk to us about the ambitious and personal “Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies”
salon: Education debt is rapidly becoming a cradle to grave omnipresence – from parents taking out kindergarten loans, to taxpayers shouldering the ballooning costs of exotic school bonds, to senior citizens staving off bankruptcies caused by college debts. With edu-debt levels mounting higher and higher at every turn, cash-strapped parents,... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 Education debt is rapidly becoming a cradle to grave omnipresence – from parents taking out kindergarten loans, to taxpayers shouldering the ballooning costs of exotic school bonds, to senior citizens staving off bankruptcies caused by college debts. With edu-debt levels mounting higher and higher at every turn, cash-strapped parents, municipal governments and education institutions have turned to solutions from Wall Street.
If you’re not wealthy, education will literally cost you everything.
salon: 1. Phil Robertson is a deeply disturbed man with a fantasy about beheading atheists.Apparently, the version of Christianity that ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch Phil Robertson believes in is a very bloody, vengeful, sexually sadistic and psychopathic one. Either that, or the dude is just insane. The right-wing darling got off this week on spinning... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
salon:
 1. Phil Robertson is a deeply disturbed man with a fantasy about beheading atheists.Apparently, the version of Christianity that ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch Phil Robertson believes in is a very bloody, vengeful, sexually sadistic and psychopathic one. Either that, or the dude is just insane. The right-wing darling got off this week on spinning out a fantasy involving raping, decapitating and castrating an atheist family during a speech he gave at a Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast.2. Tucker Carlson and his brother Buckley are even worse than everyone thought.Tucker and Buckley (yep, that’s his name) Carlson must have one proud mama. At least she can rest easy that she instilled in them a deep respect for women. Ha! In leaked emails from the nasty, smug conservative brother act to a female staffer for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week, Buckley referred to the woman as “Labiaface!” Hey Buckley, do you talk to your mother with that mouth?3. Arizona GOP State Senator just thinks church attendance should be mandatory.While taking part in her state’s appropriations debate this week, GOP Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen made a modest proposal: “Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend the church of their choice.”4. Mark Levin: Barack Obama should take his seat right next to Hitler.On his show this week, rabid Conservative radio host Mark Levin initially wondered if he should really express what was in his heart. He wrestled with it, but not for long. Then he decided he just had to say it. It practically burst out of his mouth. “Barack Obama is the greatest threat that Jews face since the 1930’s.”
The Daily Caller honcho acts like a pig, while “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson goes off the deep end
RT @bunnybuddhism: To be a bunny is to have many reasons for gratitude.
RT @bunnybuddhism: The path changes as we hop it.
micdotcom: Indiana’s “religious freedom” law just opened the door for people who literally worship weed Every cloud really does have a silver living. Marijuana activists in Indiana have hit on a novel idea using the state’s controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. — and Indiana may have just gotten a whole lot more than they bargained... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
micdotcom:
 Indiana’s “religious freedom” law just opened the door for people who literally worship weed 
Every cloud really does have a silver living. Marijuana activists in Indiana have hit on a novel idea using the state’s controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. — and Indiana may have just gotten a whole lot more than they bargained for.
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