September 27th, 2014
latinos4olivia:

Cuando John Tory y Doug Ford hablan de que son diferentes, por favor recordemos dos cosas. En el 2003 la familia Ford apoyó la candidatura a la alcaldía de John Tory, y en el 2010 John Tory apoyó las candidaturas de Rob Ford a la alcaldía y a Doug Ford como concejal para Etobicoke-North. Cuatro años más de lo mismo no queremos. Vota por progreso, acción y experiencia; vota por Olivia 

latinos4olivia:

Cuando John Tory y Doug Ford hablan de que son diferentes, por favor recordemos dos cosas. En el 2003 la familia Ford apoyó la candidatura a la alcaldía de John Tory, y en el 2010 John Tory apoyó las candidaturas de Rob Ford a la alcaldía y a Doug Ford como concejal para Etobicoke-North. 

Cuatro años más de lo mismo no queremos. Vota por progreso, acción y experiencia; vota por Olivia 

(Source: thekatplanet)

And how does anyone control Mr. Ford’s rabble of supporters, who filled the auditorium and dominated the room?

Moderator Mark McAllister, the nice woman who kept waving the time-is-up cards in vain, and the police all tried, but there’s no governing the mob; that’s why it’s called the mob.

The evening had barely begun when one Ford Nation regular, a woman who shrieked, standing up, virtually non-stop, had to be escorted out by Toronto police. Throughout, other Ford supporters — and yes, some wore shirts or hats identifying themselves as such — frequently got to their feet, shouting or chanting (“Ford more years! Ford more years!” and, “We love Doug!”).

And then there was, towards the end of the night, the coup de grace, a man named Earl Cowan yelling at Ms. Chow, “Go home Olivia! Back to China!”, and when some in the crowd murmured reproachfully, added, as if by way of explanation, “She’s Chinese! She’s not Canadian!”

He’s a distinguished looking fella, as Mr. Ford would say, all white hair and glasses and nice jacket. I figured perhaps he’d just inexplicably lost his cool — it happens — and approached him after to inquire. Someone beat me to the punch, and sarcastically thanked him for the racist remark.

“Yeah,” said Mr. Cowan with a smile, “racism!” He was entirely unembarrassed and unrepentant. I introduced myself and gave it another whirl, but Mr. Cowan stood his disgraceful ground in the boneheaded, self-delighted, other-worldly way of Ford Nationals.

Afterwards, pundits talked about “the energy” the evening had had, how Mr. Tory now had to pump up the volume, and that in a game which is about sound bites, gotchas and whose cheerleaders are the most obnoxious, Mr. Ford probably had won, and certainly demonstrated that he’s “serious” about the campaign.

(Source: antoine-roquentin)

hegemonybuffet:

Our city needs a new mayor. @oliviachow ‘s campaign site is live. oliviachow.ca #topoli #oliviachow #toronto

hegemonybuffet:

Our city needs a new mayor. @oliviachow ‘s campaign site is live. oliviachow.ca #topoli #oliviachow #toronto

torontostar:

Editorial #cartoon for March 13, 2014. #robford #oliviachow #toronto #politics

torontostar:

Editorial #cartoon for March 13, 2014. #robford #oliviachow #toronto #politics

loveofleaves:

Preserve fresh herbs by freezing them with olive oil in an ice tray. When you’re ready to use them, simply drop cubes in a hot pan, and get cooking!

loveofleaves:

Preserve fresh herbs by freezing them with olive oil in an ice tray. When you’re ready to use them, simply drop cubes in a hot pan, and get cooking!

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alternative-nesws:

http://www.angrysummit.com/is-the-us-targeting-oil-refineries-to-stop-isis-or-assad

Is The US Targeting Oil Refineries To Stop ISIS or Assad?

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September 25th, 2014
September 21st, 2014

fixyourwritinghabits:

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in New York, and I’m getting ready to work on my next chapter in my WIP. I have a chocolate chip cookie and a mug of hot cocoa at a local coffee shop. My grizzled warrior of a Macbook open to one of my favorite blogs, 99U. It’s…

stfuconservatives:

antiprolife:

Things that lower abortion rates:

  • Better access to condoms
  • Accessible birth control 
  • Accessible Plan - B pills
  • Comprehensive sex education

Things that do not lower abortion rates:

  • Abstinence-Only sex education
  • Banning contraceptives
  • Shaming people who have sex or get abortions
  • Making abortion illegal

Friendly daily reminder that the entire pro-life movement is basically pointless and counterproductive

(Source: , via webs-we-weave)


"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

(Source: holandroden, via coronercountess)

September 9th, 2014

radicalrebellion:

The extent to which the abuse and murder of Black women has been normalized is so sick.

A white/Asian police officer raped at least 8 Black women, a lot of dudes silent.

Where are white feminists on the issue in addressing how law enforcement is OFTEN a source of abuse for Black women and…

cheyennecheyenne:

I’m just gonna… leave these tweets here…

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September 6th, 2014

fallalbomb:

PLEASE WATCH THIS

Then read this and possibly sign this.

My tribe isn’t federally recognized, so we’re basically invisible to the government (you can read about that here). This dam raise is a super huge threat to our culture; stopping it from happening is really important.

IF YOU CAN’T SIGN THE PETITION, PLEASE AT LEAST REBLOG THIS POST. IT WOULD MEAN A LOT TO ME AND MY PEOPLE. LIKE, PLEASE.