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CollegeHumor explains Net Neutrality

collegehumor:

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I’m Adam.

-And I’m Emily.

We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

-But soon, we might not be able to.

That’s because…

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…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

That means that…

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…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

But…

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…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

If this happens…

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…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

Ten years from now…

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…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

Now, you might be thinking…

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…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

Unfortunately…

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…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

So…

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…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

In a few months…

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…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

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whitegirlsaintshit:

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

Where is the rapist’s information? why is his identity being withheld?

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So, how is the body supposed to tell between starvation and a diet? It can’t.

"for 40,000 years the primary threat to the majority of humans tended to be not getting enough to eat. In fact, this was true until the end of World War II in the United States and is still true in many Third World countries (and for some in the West as well) today. Since starvation was common, our bodies learned to hold onto weight at all costs. Any time our bodies experience lack, they learn to be more efficient in holding weight: i.e. the body that experiences lack increases the set point. Children who experience famine have very efficient bodies – bodies designed to hold onto fat. People who experience starvation repeatedly will have bodies that get better and better at holding on to fat.

So, how is the body supposed to tell between starvation and a diet? It can’t. All the body knows is that the signals (signals of hunger or craving) it is sending are being ignored. And the only way it knows to respond is as if there is a famine. It holds onto weight and creates a demand for high calorie foods. And so the diet fails for the majority of us.”

~Talking Fat, by Lonie McMichael, PhD (via loniemc)

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yoomsters:

absolutelyasianamerican:

Because I fear that many AsAms today are forgetting our history of solidarity with black lives and black power.  

We must not forget. 

The history of solidarity is important to me because I can relate to it.

This post gives me life.

But that’s not to say I don’t acknowledge the history of tensions as well.

Educate yourself, no one else will.

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elizabeth-antoinette:

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

wow, I had almost the exact same thing happen to me once.
Was smashed into while on my bike by an old white woman who ran a stop sign as I rode at full speed with traffic. Busted my leg and totaled my bike… in fact, she was so out of it she kept driving with my bike pinned under her car for a block before people waved her down / honked at her to stop.
Witnesses called the cops while I was lying in the street. I stood up in shock and started yelling “you hit me! I can’t believe you fucking hit me with your car! What the hell is wrong with you!” but could feel I had a concussion and was bleeding from a few spots so I sat down on the curb. The paramedics and cops got there, made sure I wasn’t dead and and the went to comfort the old woman!
Before the cops arrived on the scene the woman was half in a daze, teary-eyed, repeating to witnesses, “I thought she was stopping! I don’t know why, I thought she was stopping! I didn’t mean to hit her!” but after a long period of time spent talking privately with the cops (the sun now just barely starting to set) her story changed to “I didn’t see her! It was dark and she didn’t have lights, I couldn’t see her!”
Then from the cops it was, “you need to calm down, girl” and “if you were really hurt you wouldn’t have stood up so quickly” and “she says you yelled profanities at her… I know you don’t want to be in trouble but that’s what’s going to happen if you’re not careful. That’s harassment you know.” and even though it was full daylight when I was hit, “you know, I noticed you don’t have lights on your bike. That could get you into a lot trouble if you’re not careful.” always a vague, “in trouble if your not careful” in a demeaning tone of voice.
A week or so later the police report came in and held me at fault for biking without proper lights after dark (which they completely fabricated; it was day) and stated the time of the accident as a full hour later to validate that claim. I disputed it and filled a personal suit against the woman for damages. During litigation for my case she was found to be legally blind and her license was revoked, but to this day the original police report still stands saying I verbally assaulted the woman but she chose not to press charges (gee wiz, lucky me) and that I was biking at night without lights.
Any scrap of faith I had left in law enforcement dissolve that day but I am grateful to have walked away with an important lesson and my life intact.


White privilege at its finest.

elizabeth-antoinette:

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

wow, I had almost the exact same thing happen to me once.

Was smashed into while on my bike by an old white woman who ran a stop sign as I rode at full speed with traffic. Busted my leg and totaled my bike… in fact, she was so out of it she kept driving with my bike pinned under her car for a block before people waved her down / honked at her to stop.

Witnesses called the cops while I was lying in the street. I stood up in shock and started yelling “you hit me! I can’t believe you fucking hit me with your car! What the hell is wrong with you!” but could feel I had a concussion and was bleeding from a few spots so I sat down on the curb. The paramedics and cops got there, made sure I wasn’t dead and and the went to comfort the old woman!

Before the cops arrived on the scene the woman was half in a daze, teary-eyed, repeating to witnesses, “I thought she was stopping! I don’t know why, I thought she was stopping! I didn’t mean to hit her!” but after a long period of time spent talking privately with the cops (the sun now just barely starting to set) her story changed to “I didn’t see her! It was dark and she didn’t have lights, I couldn’t see her!”

Then from the cops it was, “you need to calm down, girl” and “if you were really hurt you wouldn’t have stood up so quickly” and “she says you yelled profanities at her… I know you don’t want to be in trouble but that’s what’s going to happen if you’re not careful. That’s harassment you know.” and even though it was full daylight when I was hit, “you know, I noticed you don’t have lights on your bike. That could get you into a lot trouble if you’re not careful.” always a vague, “in trouble if your not careful” in a demeaning tone of voice.

A week or so later the police report came in and held me at fault for biking without proper lights after dark (which they completely fabricated; it was day) and stated the time of the accident as a full hour later to validate that claim. I disputed it and filled a personal suit against the woman for damages. During litigation for my case she was found to be legally blind and her license was revoked, but to this day the original police report still stands saying I verbally assaulted the woman but she chose not to press charges (gee wiz, lucky me) and that I was biking at night without lights.

Any scrap of faith I had left in law enforcement dissolve that day but I am grateful to have walked away with an important lesson and my life intact.

White privilege at its finest.

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drunkasianhistory:

The Royal Lao Family: A Story of the Last King, the Family Betrayal, and the Fall of a Kingdom.

Laos was once three kingdoms in the late 1800’s. In the north, the Kingdom of Luang Prabang, in the center the Kingdom of Vientiane and in the south, the Kingdom of Champasak.

 The Last King:
His Royal Majesty Savang Vatthana was born in Luang Prabang in 1907. In his early years, he was sent to study in France for over 10 years, returned back to Laos and became a buddhist monk for a short time. Around 1930’s, he married Queen Khamphoui and had 5 children, with the eldest son as Crown Prince Vong Savang. (Crown Prince, because he will become king when his father passed away).

The Three Prince:
In 1959, Savang Vatthana became king after his fathers death. During this time, was a turmoil of the Cold War, between the West and the Soviet Union & China. King Savang Vatthana had an idea and decided to send three princes to study three forms of politics: Monarchy, Democracy and Communism.

The Crown Prince was sent to study Monarchy, his cousin was sent to study Democracy in France and his half-brother was to study Communism in the Soviet Union.

When they all grew up and came back to Laos, instead of having a combination of all three government, they contended for the throne as three different factions: The Royalist, the Neutralist and the Communist.

The Royalist were pro-West and backed by the Royal Family. The Neutralist were very democratic, and remained neutral. The Communist were backed and supplied by the Communist Vietnamese. The Neutralist would eventually side with the Royalist with American and Thai militia aid, which would ensue the “Secret War” between Laos and North Vietnam.

The Betrayal:
With the fall of Saigon in April 30th 1975 and the unification of Vietnam, Vietnam now declared a full secret war on Laos and Cambodia. Laos would fall in August 23rd 1975 and the king would abdicate his throne in December 2nd. The many of the Royal Family, including the King, Queen and the Crown Prince were arrested and sent to reeducation camp. Their deaths were unknown, but were said to have died between 1977-1984.

The Half-Brother who sided with the Communist became the first President of the newly established country of Laos.

The Kingdom-in-Exile:
(Regent Prince Sauryavong Savang in the middle left, Pretender Prince Soulivong in the middle right)
However, the Crown Prince’s son survived and escaped with his younger brother from the camp and arrived to France in 1981 as refugees. Soulivong Savang is now the pretender to the throne, with his uncle, Sauryavong Savang, the youngest son of King Savang Vatthana as the regent of the Royal Lao Government-in-Exile.

These two, Prince Sauryavong Savang, youngest son of the King, and Prince Soulivong Savang, grandson of the king and son of the Crown Prince, are the most important figures in the 21st century Royal Lao Family.

drunkasianhistory:

The Royal Lao Family: A Story of the Last King, the Family Betrayal, and the Fall of a Kingdom.

Laos was once three kingdoms in the late 1800’s. In the north, the Kingdom of Luang Prabang, in the center the Kingdom of Vientiane and in the south, the Kingdom of Champasak.

The Last King:
His Royal Majesty Savang Vatthana was born in Luang Prabang in 1907. In his early years, he was sent to study in France for over 10 years, returned back to Laos and became a buddhist monk for a short time. Around 1930’s, he married Queen Khamphoui and had 5 children, with the eldest son as Crown Prince Vong Savang. (Crown Prince, because he will become king when his father passed away).

The Three Prince:
In 1959, Savang Vatthana became king after his fathers death. During this time, was a turmoil of the Cold War, between the West and the Soviet Union & China. King Savang Vatthana had an idea and decided to send three princes to study three forms of politics: Monarchy, Democracy and Communism.

The Crown Prince was sent to study Monarchy, his cousin was sent to study Democracy in France and his half-brother was to study Communism in the Soviet Union.

When they all grew up and came back to Laos, instead of having a combination of all three government, they contended for the throne as three different factions: The Royalist, the Neutralist and the Communist.

The Royalist were pro-West and backed by the Royal Family. The Neutralist were very democratic, and remained neutral. The Communist were backed and supplied by the Communist Vietnamese. The Neutralist would eventually side with the Royalist with American and Thai militia aid, which would ensue the “Secret War” between Laos and North Vietnam.

The Betrayal:
With the fall of Saigon in April 30th 1975 and the unification of Vietnam, Vietnam now declared a full secret war on Laos and Cambodia. Laos would fall in August 23rd 1975 and the king would abdicate his throne in December 2nd. The many of the Royal Family, including the King, Queen and the Crown Prince were arrested and sent to reeducation camp. Their deaths were unknown, but were said to have died between 1977-1984.

The Half-Brother who sided with the Communist became the first President of the newly established country of Laos.

The Kingdom-in-Exile:

(Regent Prince Sauryavong Savang in the middle left, Pretender Prince Soulivong in the middle right)

However, the Crown Prince’s son survived and escaped with his younger brother from the camp and arrived to France in 1981 as refugees. Soulivong Savang is now the pretender to the throne, with his uncle, Sauryavong Savang, the youngest son of King Savang Vatthana as the regent of the Royal Lao Government-in-Exile.

These two, Prince Sauryavong Savang, youngest son of the King, and Prince Soulivong Savang, grandson of the king and son of the Crown Prince, are the most important figures in the 21st century Royal Lao Family.

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After a 2 year hiatus, thatONEcompany will be holding auditions for TOCLA! 

9.20 @ ML studio, 5:30 PM.
FREE WORKSHOP. 

Sacramento auditions will be 9.16 @ sac state

After a 2 year hiatus, thatONEcompany will be holding auditions for TOCLA!

9.20 @ ML studio, 5:30 PM.
FREE WORKSHOP.

Sacramento auditions will be 9.16 @ sac state

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imnothavinit:

Notice something in common in these photos?

It’s not what you think

I gave it away in the third pic

That’s right! None of these cops are wearing badges or name tags! I wonder why… seems like it’d be important to wear those, since it’s even illegal not to in other states…

It is time to rise up everyone and take back the power from these bullies. YOU ARE HERE TO SERVE AND PROTECTUS. Our taxes pay you. Out with the bad cops and promote the good cops!

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