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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.
The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
I don't think you've been to my Mental Committee meetings. - Greg GuitarBuster
Some days, it’s easy to see social media, perhaps most especially Twitter, as a giant Milgram experiment. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
nubbsgalore: migaloo, one of only two known all white humpback whales, was photographed off the northern coast of new south wales as he made his annual migration north from antarctica. migaloo lost claim to being the only all white humpback in 2011, when an all white calf was spotted in these waters. most believe migaloo, now 35, to be the father.... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
nubbsgalore:
  
migaloo, one of only two known all white humpback whales, was photographed off the northern coast of new south wales as he made his annual migration north from antarctica. migaloo lost claim to being the only all white humpback in 2011, when an all white calf was spotted in these waters. most believe migaloo, now 35, to be the father. though often described as albino, migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented. 
 
photos by (click pic) jenny dean, jonas liebschner and ray alley
wilwheaton: (via Cartoon: The house of feeeaaaarrrr) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
wilwheaton:
  
(via Cartoon: The house of feeeaaaarrrr)
amprog: No, taxes are not “crushing” U.S. corporations. They’re doing better than ever. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
amprog:
  
No, taxes are not “crushing” U.S. corporations. They’re doing better than ever.
neil-gaiman: stefan-girl-olaua: "Well meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading - do not discourage children from reading because you feel they’re reading the wrong thing. There is no such thing as the wrong thing to be reading and no bad fiction for kids." - Neil Gaiman I remember the strange panic attack before I went on to... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
WATCH: Pumpkin Fest Organizer Threatens To 'Pull The Plug' On Local Reporter - http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewir...
muttscomicsofficial: Happy #MeatlessMonday everyone! - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
muttscomicsofficial:
  
Happy #MeatlessMonday everyone!
neaq: So, this is still happening on Stellwagen Bank. #whales #whalewatching #feeding - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
neaq:
  
So, this is still happening on Stellwagen Bank. #whales #whalewatching #feeding
amprog: A sobering reminder of how gun violence affects women. Learn more. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
amprog:
  
A sobering reminder of how gun violence affects women.
Learn more.
wilwheaton: BLOG: One of the funniest TNG recuts I’ve ever seen Enjoy. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
darning-socks: Perfect. By Riy [tumblr | twitter | deviantart] - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
darning-socks:
  
Perfect.
 
By Riy [tumblr | twitter | deviantart]
New family photos from the fifth season of The Walking Dead. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
New family photos from the fifth season of The Walking Dead.
Ebola is not the first transnational deadly health epidemic that has plagued the globe in my lifetime and let alone in this century. What has however colored the Ebola dynamic is the way in which we discuss the issue which we must be careful not to overwhelm with traditional racist and anti-Africa sentiments. It is time the world stops stringently... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
I try to keep abreast of the latest that’s on the Tumblr. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
postracialcomments: jcoleknowsbest: latinosexuality: jcoleknowsbest: invisibleblackunicorn: mimicryisnotmastery: blackbabesupremacy: What happened in Puerto Rico I wanna know what happened in Puerto Rico It’s too late for me to remember where I put the receipts for this, but IIRC more experiments + forced hysterectomies on women. ^^^ yeap… keep in... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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jcoleknowsbest:
  
latinosexuality:
  
jcoleknowsbest:
  
invisibleblackunicorn:
  
mimicryisnotmastery:
  
blackbabesupremacy:
  
What happened in Puerto Rico
  
I wanna know what happened in Puerto Rico
  
It’s too late for me to remember where I put the receipts for this, but IIRC more experiments + forced hysterectomies on women.
  
^^^ yeap… 
  
keep in mind Tuskegee happened at a HBCU and lasted 40 years (originally only planned to last 3 months) and the US knew of a ‘cure” penicillin. 
 
In Puerto Rico: oral birth control pills trials (with not full disclosure given to participants and some deaths during trials) more at PBS “The Puerto Rican Pill Trials" this also happened in Haiti. 
 
My testimonio re: not celebrating the pill here. (tw: white folks don’t like my pov just see comments and this article was posted on other sites where white folks didn’t dig it either).
 
forced sterilization of PR women (we still have the highest rates of sterilization, read more about the 3 generations of sterilization (non-consensual and consensual) in her book, Matters of Choice, Iris Rodriguez who does qualitative work interviewing women in families, she also coined the phrase “agency within constraints” in her texts about this topic. this has happened with various women of color and women with disabilities throughout US history and currently. 
  
reblogging for info
  
Forced Sterilization in the US South as well
 
The disgusting history of POC and the medical field. So many cases and so much erasure 
assholeofday: Mike Pence, Asshole of the Day for October 20, 2014 by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat) Long ago Justice Brandeis said that states are the laboratories of democracy. It’s a nice thought, and sometimes it even works out. But since states have latitude to implement policy and their own laws, sometimes the laboratory is more evil... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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Mike Pence, Asshole of the Day for October 20, 2014
 
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
 
Long ago Justice Brandeis said that states are the laboratories of democracy. It’s a nice thought, and sometimes it even works out. But since states have latitude to implement policy and their own laws, sometimes the laboratory is more evil scientist than noble experimenter trying to improve the fate of the nation.
 
Case in point: Indiana has high unemployment, with more job seekers than jobs. So those people out of work have it bad. But Gov. Mike Pence wants to make it worse for them:
  
Gov. Mike Pence (R) has decided to join seven other states in reinstating work requirements for food stamps despite being eligible for a federal waiver from those rules for the coming fiscal year.
 
Federal rules require able-bodied, childless people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for more than three months a year to demonstrate that they are working or attending a job training program for at least 20 hours a week. But those rules can be waived during times of high economic strain when the work requirements cannot reasonably be fulfilled. Nearly every state requested and received such a waiver during the Great Recession. But a growing number of states have begun reinstating the work rules even though the Department of Agriculture has said their unemployment rates are still high enough to justify waiving the rules.
 
The state estimates that 65,000 people will be affected by Pence’s change, according to the Indianapolis Star. Previous similar moves in Kansas, New Mexico, Maine, and other states have left tens of thousands of people without access to food stamps. The network of food charities that picks up the slack when hungry people are underserved by government programs is already overstretched around the country, according to the people who run those charities.
  
There’s a lot there, but it boils down to this: the federal government will waive rules requiring those receiving food stamps (SNAP) to work when unemployment is too high in the state, meaning that there aren’t enough jobs for all those who are on food stamps to work. But Gov. Pence won’t ask for the waiver.
 
To be clear— these work rules were set in the late 1990s when jobs were plentiful and paid well, but now there aren’t enough jobs for everyone who wants to work. Common sense says accept the waiver so people don’t starve. It’s not their fault there aren’t enough jobs in Gov. Pence’s state.
 
But Gov. Pence doesn’t want a waiver— he’d rather let these people who can’t find jobs starve. And for that, he is the Asshole of the Day.
 
It is Mike Pence's second time being named Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for lying about the cost of Obamacare premiums.
 
Full story: Think Progress.
fandomsandfeminism: lollus: fandomsandfeminism: lollus: Hehe equality right? Do you not understand the purpose of this, or why the prices are what they are? Does this need to be explained to you? Oh yea right, the famous “wage gap” between men and women that has been debunked tons of times! That sure is the right argument to fight sexism with! Not... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
fandomsandfeminism:
  
lollus:
  
fandomsandfeminism:
  
lollus:
  
Hehe equality right?
  
Do you not understand the purpose of this, or why the prices are what they are? Does this need to be explained to you?
  
Oh yea right, the famous “wage gap” between men and women that has been debunked tons of times! That sure is the right argument to fight sexism with!
  
Not debunked, misrepresented, as it is a complicated issue. It’s honestly more accurate to call it a PAY gap than a WAGE gap, since there are a myriad of factors at play here. Women DO, on average, make less money than men. That is indisputable, and the margins widen when you include factors of race, disability, and sexuality. 
 
Here’s a good starter resource on it. 
 
IF you would like some more in depth reading:
 
This one is from Stanford about the Gender Pay Gap
 
This is a New York Times article looking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s report on the topic.
 
This one is from the International Trade Union Confederation 
 
This one is from Oxford, titled Up the Down Staircase: Women’s Upward Mobility and the Wage Penalty for Occupational Feminization
 
You can also look at the US Census’s look at the Pay Gap
 
Or the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
 
Even the United States Government Accountability Office has some information on it.
 
So yes, the bake sale above is a pretty simplistic little stunt about a complicated economic and social issue. But the fact that it pisses people off sort of makes its point for it. 
oceanicsteam: belt: I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested. Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite. Calm - A visually beautiful... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
oceanicsteam:
  
belt:
  
I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.
 Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite. Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites. Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc. Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X. Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five. Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own. Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option. Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening. Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed. Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.  
Rainy Cafe was one of my favorite things when I stumbled upon it. What’s still missing though is a site that plays the howling wind of winter.
fuckyeah-nerdery: i-come-by-it-honestly: John Scalzi gets it. John Scalzi isn’t just an awesome scifi writer, but an awesome person in general. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
fuckyeah-nerdery:
  
i-come-by-it-honestly:
  
John Scalzi gets it.
  
John Scalzi isn’t just an awesome scifi writer, but an awesome person in general.
Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals | Environment | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
vintage-kisses: This photo is of my town, it’s in quite a poor part and when I passed it on the bus I really realised how true it is - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
vintage-kisses:
  
This photo is of my town, it’s in quite a poor part and when I passed it on the bus I really realised how true it is
This is the chemical formula for love: C8H11NO2+C10H12N2O+C43H66N12O12S2 dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin. It can be easily manufactured in a lab, but overdosing on any of them can cause schizophrenia, extreme paranoia, and insanity. Let that sink in. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
makeitearlgrey: abiblr: entelijan: echelonsohma: nowtheresanideaalfrey: … These kids will rule the world. THE LAST ONE THO. I need these children When the blind lead the blind, get out the way. #profound But number 8 - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
makeitearlgrey:
  
abiblr:
  
entelijan:
  
echelonsohma:
  
nowtheresanideaalfrey:
  
… These kids will rule the world.
  
THE LAST ONE THO.
  
I need these children
  
When the blind lead the blind, get out the way. #profound
  
But number 8
bdoulaoblongata: son-sun: The rules of engagement are being rewritten by this generation of leaders. Someday they will write books about Ferguson, and the courageous women that are leading the movement. Until then lets stay woke and spread this shit. #FERGUSON #STAYWOKE Alexis @musicoverpeople Brittany bdoulaoblongata even after being maced,... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
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