Forced Ranting

freexcitizen:

priceofliberty:

The Government plans to make anyone aiming to view porn online prove that they are over 18 years of age through new requirements for website owners.

The new laws will see adult website owners forced to block anyone unable to provide proof that they are over the age of 18, in a bid to crack down on children viewing pornographic websites, The Sunday Times has reported.

The system is expected to be similar to one used abroad, with credit card details or official records being provided those visiting pornographic websites in order to gain access. Sites that fail to comply with the measures will be blocked.

A statement from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said: “We are legislating to put R18 material that can only be sold in licensed sex shops behind access controls on video-on demand services.

“The same protections should apply online as offline and we are clarifying the law to make sure that is the case — we want the legislation to be in place by the end of the year. No decision has been made about offshore sites.”

The proposal would follow Prime Minister David Cameron’s introduction of web filters by internet providers to block access to unsuitable material, and combat online child pornography.

Steal mom and dad’s credit card and id

It’s somewhat amusing that Britain is having the same political debates over porn that the US did, nearly 20 years later.

I’ve heard this since I began to write on race. That, “you are writing things that help white people, that give fuel to bigots in society, people who want to oppress blacks point to your work and other ‘Black Conservatives’.” To be blunt about it: Brotha, you need to come in off the plantation… The idea that you can’t speak as I speak because whites— I’m gonna live and die a free man. I’m not afraid of white people. I don’t live on a plantation. I’m not gonna leave the studio and be lashed somewhere by a plantation owner.That’s the slave mentality. When you get to the point where you don’t worry about whether whites are using it then you too will be free.
Shelby Steele, responding to a caller on C-Span  (via eltigrechico)
"The founding fathers knew the constitution wasn’t perfect; that’s why they included an amendment process."

freebroccoli:

Correct. So why do you insist on ignoring the constitution rather than follow that amendment process?

michaelblume:

eccentric-opinion:

ozymandias271:

are bioethicists just universally terrible?

every time I hear of bioethicists saying something it is like “disabled people have a vastly lower quality of life than nondisabled people even though we did an empiricism and they actually don’t” or “we should not let people get money for kidneys and then make kidney donation really hard for no readily apparent reason” or “actually death is a GOOD thing” or “no assisted suicide for anyone ever” or “blah blah I hate transhumanism blah”

are there a bunch of reasonable bioethicists hanging around somewhere and I just don’t see them because no one bothers to argue with them? 

"As history shows, many bioethicists succumb to the thrill of exercising power by saying no. The bioethics field is littered with ill-advised bans, starting in the mid-1970s with the two year international moratorium on recombining DNA, and also including existing laws against selling organs and blood and President Clinton’s prohibition on using human embryos in federally funded medical research.

Simply leaving people free to make their own mistakes will get a bioethicist no perks, no conferences, and no power.”

- Ronald Bailey, Liberation Biology

Likewise, all that is necessary to defeat a bioethicist is to imagine his eyes glowing red and his voice deepening whenever he mentions death, decay, suffering, and necessity.”

- Black Belt Bayesian, Horned Gods and Dread Bioethicists

communismkills:

disciplesofmalcolm:

Asian American Political Alliance showing support for the Black Panthers, Alameda County Courthouse Oakland, CA

Taken from “Black Panthers: 1968” by Howard L. Bingham

I just got sent this and there’s so much wrong with these photos that…

Holy fucking revisionist history or total fucking absolute ignorance about everything.

These people were not feeling the same way around, hmmmm, 1992.

The guy in the bottom photo, Richard Aoki, was the guy who gave the BP’s some of their first guns, and was also an FBI informant.

Slavery disappeared only as industrial capitalism emerged. And it disappeared first where industrial capitalism appeared first: Great Britain. This was no coincidence. Slavery was destroyed by capitalism.

Don Boudreaux (via timlebsack)

Unbelievable horseshit. Capitalism sought dominion and private property over men (still does). It did nothing to eradicate those injustices. In fact, it was democracy (and more specifically, government) that put a stop to it in the west.

(via i-am-dallas)

The option to end slavery was only available due to the rising productivity generated by industrial capitalism. It’s the same with the 40-hour workweek, and the end of child labor.

If productivity had not risen to the point where such changes were affordable, then no law passed by the state would have successfully ended them. Just look at France, for example. The state passed a law mandating a 35-hour workweek; 15 years later, what is the average number of hours worked per week? 39.5.

rtrixie:

whittneydoll:

kilts-and-vodka:

fuck-liberal-morons:

harbi-doll:

The left loves him.

Fuck muhammad with a fat aids infused pork sausage.

Why is this man still breathing? The Brits have lost the lion spirit and it breaks my heart everyday…

Seriously, the sun used to never set on the British Empire, now they cower down when faced with opposition of any sort.

Yet it is considered racist to not want these people in our countries. 
If they want their stone age law, they can go back to wherever they came from.

Poe’s Law is strong with this one. He also said that the world is flat, because the Koran says so:

rtrixie:

whittneydoll:

kilts-and-vodka:

fuck-liberal-morons:

harbi-doll:

The left loves him.

Fuck muhammad with a fat aids infused pork sausage.

Why is this man still breathing? The Brits have lost the lion spirit and it breaks my heart everyday…

Seriously, the sun used to never set on the British Empire, now they cower down when faced with opposition of any sort.

Yet it is considered racist to not want these people in our countries. 

If they want their stone age law, they can go back to wherever they came from.

Poe’s Law is strong with this one. He also said that the world is flat, because the Koran says so:

communismkills:

wgstgmu:

D.C.’s Office of Human Rights (OHR) has launched a new campaign #safebathroomsDC which allows patrons to share photos, locations, and business names where single occupancy restrooms are illegally labeled with single-gendered signage.

Public bathrooms are never enjoyable, but for transgender people and many others, using a public bathroom can be a highly stressful and even dangerous experience. In the District of Columbia, we are attempting to reduce that stress by making every single-stall public bathroom in the District gender-neutral. It’s the law,* but currently many businesses are unaware of the requirement, and we need your help to let them know. If you see a public bathroom with one stall that is not gender-neutral, just tweet us the business name and location using #safebathroomsDC, or fill out our five question form. It takes just 20 seconds to play a part in making DC a more enjoyable place for transgender and other communities!
If you aren’t quite sure why gender-neutral bathrooms are important, or want to learn more about the communities this can affect, just hang with us and read more below!
What Can I Do? 
If you see a single-stall public bathroom at a restaurant or business, let us know and we will notify the business owner or manager to make sure it gets changed! There are three simple ways you can let us know:
Tweet us the name of the business, its location, and ideally a photo of the bathroom door using the hashtag #safebathroomsDC. You can also add our Twitter handle: @dchumanrights
Submit a quick online form on our website.
Call our office at (202) 481-3773 and ask to submit a bathroom complaint
We will notify the business their bathroom(s) needs to be gender-neutral and follow-up to make sure it happens!

(Source: DC OHR)

… Wait?

Well, actually, beyond my general distaste for government intervention, this isn’t so bad. Look at the fine print: “a public bathroom with one stall”. We’re not talking about different sexes sharing public bathrooms simultaneously — the only bathrooms this appears to affect are single-person only. And yes, making such bathrooms gender-specific is rather silly. (At the same time, the government shouldn’t be telling people how to run their own bathrooms, and that’s the grounds we should resist this on, not on a “boys using the girls’ room” basis.)

communismkills:

wgstgmu:

D.C.’s Office of Human Rights (OHR) has launched a new campaign #safebathroomsDC which allows patrons to share photos, locations, and business names where single occupancy restrooms are illegally labeled with single-gendered signage.

Public bathrooms are never enjoyable, but for transgender people and many others, using a public bathroom can be a highly stressful and even dangerous experience. In the District of Columbia, we are attempting to reduce that stress by making every single-stall public bathroom in the District gender-neutral. It’s the law,* but currently many businesses are unaware of the requirement, and we need your help to let them know. If you see a public bathroom with one stall that is not gender-neutral, just tweet us the business name and location using #safebathroomsDC, or fill out our five question form. It takes just 20 seconds to play a part in making DC a more enjoyable place for transgender and other communities!

If you aren’t quite sure why gender-neutral bathrooms are important, or want to learn more about the communities this can affect, just hang with us and read more below!

What Can I Do?

If you see a single-stall public bathroom at a restaurant or business, let us know and we will notify the business owner or manager to make sure it gets changed! There are three simple ways you can let us know:

  • Tweet us the name of the business, its location, and ideally a photo of the bathroom door using the hashtag #safebathroomsDC. You can also add our Twitter handle: @dchumanrights
  • Submit a quick online form on our website.
  • Call our office at (202) 481-3773 and ask to submit a bathroom complaint

We will notify the business their bathroom(s) needs to be gender-neutral and follow-up to make sure it happens!

(Source: DC OHR)

… Wait?

Well, actually, beyond my general distaste for government intervention, this isn’t so bad. Look at the fine print: “a public bathroom with one stall”. We’re not talking about different sexes sharing public bathrooms simultaneously — the only bathrooms this appears to affect are single-person only. And yes, making such bathrooms gender-specific is rather silly.

(At the same time, the government shouldn’t be telling people how to run their own bathrooms, and that’s the grounds we should resist this on, not on a “boys using the girls’ room” basis.)

Inequality: the basis of society. We combined…to protect the weak against the strong.
Lord Acton (1834-1902) English historian and politician   (via philosophicalconservatism)

talkstraight:

Good grief. What a bunch of whiny asses.

So they’re being ‘discriminated’ against by having “under God” in the Pledge….but if they’re successful in their little crybaby lawsuit, and “under God” is removed…won’t that be ‘discriminatory’ against Christians?

But then…militant atheists aren’t really concerned with discrimination…it’s all about power and forcibly conforming everyone to their way of thinking.

Wait, what? How would removing a reference to God be discriminatory towards Christians?

You just posted a bit about how Michigan upheld a ban against Affirmative Action in schools. Under your logic above, though, we could call such a move “discriminatory against minorities”. After all, they had a state-provided privilege which was taken away from them!

Frankly, I think we should get rid of the Pledge entirely. Children should not be indoctrinated into state worship by reciting a creepy poem written by a socialist.

talkstraight:

Just another day filled with liberal hypocrisy.

craiganthonywells:

realitychemist:

craiganthonywells:

craiganthonywells:

craiganthonywells:

runningrepublican:

thisaintfayou:

I don’t think a Republican will ever win a Presidential election for at least the next 12 years.

The showing of Mitt Romney and his blatant disrespect of not only of women, but writing off half of the…

Slight tangent, but what, in theory, is the sovereign of the USA?

I’m not entirely sure I follow what you’re asking?

Well, in the UK constitution, the Parliament is sovereign which means it has to power to do anything it wishes and that no law can be legitimate unless it passes through the parliamentary procedure.

It is essentially the ultimate authority, and I was asking what that was in the USA.

To answer the question: the US Constitution is the sovereign authority. Neither Congress nor any state legislature may pass any law which is contrary to the Constitution. (Now, in reality, it’s been “interpreted” over the generations so much that Congress can do pretty much anything it wants at this point, but in theory, the Constitution reigns supreme.)

that-mouthy-christian:

that-mouthy-christian:

iamreallyangry:

thatoneantifemchick:

communismkills:

We’ve been arguing for X hours now and guess what.

My sons will still be circumcised. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

=]

Well aren’t you a super edgy snowflake. Bragging about…

You’re damn right it doesn’t count.

Babies aren’t sexually active. When they become sexually active then they can decide whether or not they want to be circumcised for health reasons. But as BABIES the decision is unnecessary.

Condoms reduce aids far more than circumcision.

In that case, then you can also address the lower incidence of urinary tract infections in the first year of life.

Yes, the risk is generally low — but remember, you said “Circumcision has no valid medical benefits whatsoever.” You didn’t say the risks outweighed the benefits, you said there were no benefits.