Consider This

DIALOGUE   ALL THINGS CONSIDERED!

When you have an open mind, you consider everything. It does not mean you have to agree with everything or everyone and it does not mean everyone has to experience life, to let the doors to your mind open.

WHO I AM?

I am HUMAN. Brown Skinned, Homo-Sexual, US Navy, Veteran, Civilian, Animal Lover/Protector, Righteous Advocate for those who have no voice, Righteous Advocate against those who use their religion as a tool to make others fearful. OH YES and I am a Consumer of goods.

STAY OR GO, it no longer matters to me, i am set, rooted and have my needs protected. BUT don't challenge me with your pathetic diatribes or misguided notions, keep those for YOUR friends on the other side of the tracks. I'd prefer you stay as long as you like, but if you do CHOOSE to go, by all means, walk fast and don't look back....the door swings hard.

nikolasdraperivey:

Relevant to current events. Had to sketch this out to express how I feel about things lately.


We need super heroes.

nikolasdraperivey:

Relevant to current events. Had to sketch this out to express how I feel about things lately.

We need super heroes.

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mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You would think that NOW that the sanctuary of a church has been invaded, the tea party, Christians, evangelicals, hobby lobby, SCOTUS, would find a problem or jump in on RELIGIOUS LIBERTY/FREEDOM this and that……BUT NO, this was a church where blacks worship. I guess we can give thanks that it wasn’t 1963ish, those churches would burned down.

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"In Ferguson Missouri 54 percent of the Black population, and 55 percent of the White population, showed up at the poles to vote in 2012’s general election. Contrast that with only a 6 percent Black voter turnout (versus 17 percent of White voter turnout) for the local school board, city council and mayoral elections…why the significant difference?

Ferguson, unlike many cities, does not hold it’s municipal elections on the same day in November as the general elections. While not unique, that, by design, yields decidedly lopsided results. Ferguson’s important local elections are held on odd numbered years in April. That scheduling tactic is a virtual guarantee for lower voter turnout, which favors Republicans.

Ferguson also holds nonpartisan elections, where party labels do not appear on the ballot, and that has been shown to reduce both what citizens know about candidates as well as their likelihood of voting. And the consequences are worse for residents with less education and less income."
Why are Ferguson’s police, school board members and elected officials overwhelmingly White when the city itself is two-thirds Black? QTNA (via odinsblog)

If only ignorant bigots are showing up to vote……When do the problems begin? FERGUSON.

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becausebirds:

An amethyst in bird-form, meet the Costa’s Hummingbird. A desert hummingbird, Costa’s Hummingbird breeds in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of California and Arizona.

becausebirds:

An amethyst in bird-form, meet the Costa’s Hummingbird. A desert hummingbird, Costa’s Hummingbird breeds in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of California and Arizona.

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chibihobbit:

clevergirlwithabluebox:

This is fabulous. 

THE FACT THAT IT’S AL MAKES THIS 100x BETTER

chibihobbit:

clevergirlwithabluebox:

This is fabulous. 

THE FACT THAT IT’S AL MAKES THIS 100x BETTER

(Source: iraffiruse, via hoganable)

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lastmimzy:

The cat’s like WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU BRING HOME

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dirtysmith:

blazepress:

Filming a rainbow when suddenly….

Thor arrives…

dirtysmith:

blazepress:

Filming a rainbow when suddenly….

Thor arrives…

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How to Deal With Friends’ Racist Reactions to Ferguson →

Race Manners: Michael Brown’s death didn’t cause a divide between you and the people in your social networks. It simply revealed one. Use the information you’re getting to decide which relationships you value. 

Call me intolerant, but my view is that, if someone’s reaction to an unarmed black teenager being killed is to announce that he probably deserved it, that person is not someone I’m interested in being associated with, and I won’t miss him or her a bit after I hit “block.” There are too many compassionate and smart people in the world for me to waste even a fraction of my social media scrolling time on interactions with people who are either racist or unintelligent and insensitive enough to appear so.

But that’s easy for me to say. Thanks to the luck of the draw, I happen to have been surrounded for most of my life by people who are progressive, thoughtful, and/or interested in racial equality and justice. Thus, I’ve never really had to grapple with the issues surrounding backward-thinking high school friends, openly racist relatives or what I like to call the Paula Deen dilemma.(You know: “She wants to have a party with a slavery theme, and yeah, she thinks it was kind of OK that she used racial slurs, but she seems so sweet and she makes such great cobbler! What to do?”)

AMAZING that so many people don’t know how to deal with RACE relations, CULTURAL respect or even PHOBIA’s and Disabilities.  Difference = FEAR!

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JFK’s 1963 Race Speech Made Him an African-American Icon →

President John F. Kennedy Jr. changed race relations by making civil rights a “moral issue.”

For the past 50 years, CONSERVATIVES and Republicans have made race relations, civil rights a laughable cause, shaming those who are not white into submission, usually by force.

— 10 hours ago