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Bill O'Reilly Lies About Asian Americans on the Daily Show →

First, watch Bill O’Reilly’s obstinance on the Daily Show as he insists the “American Dream” is available to anyone who gets educated and works hard, regardless of race.

THEN, read this piece about how he manipulated figures about Asian American income: http://reappropriate.co/?p=6969

"Bill O’Reilly’s citation of median household income by race to assert a general Asian privilege is profoundly flawed. First of all, median household income is calculated by combining the aggregate incomes of all residents into a single household pot, with the basic assumption that everyone’s household is the same size. Yet, this is simply not the case: Asian Americans have among the largest household size of all races with an average of nearly 4 adult members per household compared to Whites, who have the on average the smallest households at 2.55. So, Asian American median household incomes are approximately 20% higher than Whites’, but with nearly twice as many people contributing their incomes to the same pot, indicating that median household income statistics grossly overestimate Asian American earning."

Source : thedailyshow.cc.com

Tennessee Supreme Court Hears Case of Mother Who Tried (and Failed) to Heal Her Daughter’s Cancer with Prayer

atheistassessment:

In early 2002, a doctor told 15-year-old Jessica Crank she needed to go to an emergency room because of what was later diagnosed as Ewing’s Sarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor. Instead of doing that, her mother Jacqueline Crank turned to Jesus instead.

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Jessica died later that year.



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(via holygoddamnshitballs)

Source : atheistassessment

Boko Haram Kills Dozens Despite Claims of Deal for Ceasefire and Schoolgirls' Release →

Islamist terrorists act basically the same as Islamic governments.

Source : atheistassessment

trynottodrown:

Photos Highlight Massive Island of Plastic Trash in the Maldives

Alison Teal walking through “Trash Island,” a giant landfill in the Maldives that gets up to 400 tons of trash per day. (All photos: Sarah Lee) 

Filmmaker Alison Teal was in the process of literally exposing herself to a national TV audience when she found new inspiration: exposing the serious and complex trash-pollution issues affecting the Maldives, and turning plastic garbage into something useful.

Teal’s photo shoot of the landfill called “Trash Island” and other islands in the Maldives are head-turning in their contrast to the usual postcard-perfect photos associated with the archipelago. Seeing her walk amid mountains of empty water bottles and other trash with her surfboard, it’s almost apocalyptic.  

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Here’s what I love about this photo set: The system that has created this problem (you know, the big “C” word) seems to now be peddling the idea that this is a problem consumers caused and that consumers must solve. There’s no amount of people who refuse to recycle that could ever lead to this. I’m not saying don’t recycle, but is it really on us? Did we create these things? If we make these purchases are we really responsible for this packaging for rest of time? Does the manufacturer of these non-biodegradable products bear no responsibility at all?

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Source : trynottodrown

International Humanist and Ethical Union | A win for fundamentalism, as Asia Bibi death sentence upheld →

Pakistan, our ally, a friend to Western culture, a country that supports women and a home of “moderate” Islam, sentenced a woman to death for blasphemy.

As far as I can tell, this is moderate in Islamic countries.

liberalsarecool:

Republicans love to compliment their inept, short-sighted policies with their shameless finger pointing.

liberalsarecool:

Republicans love to compliment their inept, short-sighted policies with their shameless finger pointing.

Source : democratsinthesouth
vintagesnowwhite:

brotherwife:

maarnayeri:

brooklyn-maoist47:

Nothing ever changes with white people and their support for killer pigs. 

I wonder what the response of these white people would be if they were confronted about the fact that only a short 50 years ago, it was active Nazis that held up signs akin to theirs.

sick

sickening

vintagesnowwhite:

brotherwife:

maarnayeri:

brooklyn-maoist47:

Nothing ever changes with white people and their support for killer pigs. 

I wonder what the response of these white people would be if they were confronted about the fact that only a short 50 years ago, it was active Nazis that held up signs akin to theirs.

sick

sickening

(via arlorock)

Source : brooklyn-maoist47
corporationsarepeople:

In carefully planned attempt to remove focus from striking workers, McDonalds launches contest featuring down-to-earth CEO.

corporationsarepeople:

In carefully planned attempt to remove focus from striking workers, McDonalds launches contest featuring down-to-earth CEO.

Source : corporationsarepeople
limited-probabilities:

missdoodle:

blackandgreyrainbow:

Real Christians aren’t assholes

In High School I had a friend who was super religious, her whole family was. Despite this, she was pro-marriage equality, pro-choice, and never once tried to convert me or make me feel bad about my own religious decisions (I was and still am an agnostic). She was always kind, and treated everyone with respect, regardless of race, religion, or orientation. For her the heart and soul of being a Christian was to love others and treat others with dignity. She was a real Christian. 

This would be the No True Scotsman fallacy. No, there are good Christians and there are bad Christians and both are just as much Christians.

Except the Christians who discriminate against homosexuals are following the Bible more closely and more accurately than the ones who embrace homosexuals.

limited-probabilities:

missdoodle:

blackandgreyrainbow:

Real Christians aren’t assholes

In High School I had a friend who was super religious, her whole family was. Despite this, she was pro-marriage equality, pro-choice, and never once tried to convert me or make me feel bad about my own religious decisions (I was and still am an agnostic). She was always kind, and treated everyone with respect, regardless of race, religion, or orientation. For her the heart and soul of being a Christian was to love others and treat others with dignity. She was a real Christian. 

This would be the No True Scotsman fallacy. No, there are good Christians and there are bad Christians and both are just as much Christians.

Except the Christians who discriminate against homosexuals are following the Bible more closely and more accurately than the ones who embrace homosexuals.

Source : blackandgreyrainbow