theanunnakiconnection:

lehaaz:

descentintotyranny:

A tweet from CNN reporter Diana Magnay, which was quickly deleted.

CNN accidentally hired someone who does actual reporting

make this huge

theanunnakiconnection:

lehaaz:

descentintotyranny:

A tweet from CNN reporter Diana Magnay, which was quickly deleted.

CNN accidentally hired someone who does actual reporting

make this huge

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ojosalcuadro:

Sin titulo / Untitled26 cm x 38 cm2014Tinta y pastel sobre carton / Ink and soft pastel on cardboardMaria Camila Calderónojosalcuadro.tumblr.com

ojosalcuadro:

Sin titulo / Untitled
26 cm x 38 cm
2014
Tinta y pastel sobre carton / Ink and soft pastel on cardboard
Maria Camila Calderón
ojosalcuadro.tumblr.com


theparisreview:

“I don’t, honey. I’m sorry, I just can’t let that go past. Deep, deep, deep down I know that dream was never mine. And I wept and I cried and I fought and I stormed, but I just knew it.”
This week’s staff pick, including Audre Lorde’s view of the American dream, The Nightwatches of Bonaventura, and the king of the monkeys.

theparisreview:

“I don’t, honey. I’m sorry, I just can’t let that go past. Deep, deep, deep down I know that dream was never mine. And I wept and I cried and I fought and I stormed, but I just knew it.”

This week’s staff pick, including Audre Lorde’s view of the American dream, The Nightwatches of Bonaventura, and the king of the monkeys.


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A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.
Maurice Sendak (via thesmellofoldbooks)

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sustainableprosperity:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, In re: City of Detroit, Debtor Objection to “Plan of Adjustment”
Testimony by Kristen A. Hamel, Detroit resident and homeowner
By Cancel Detroit’s Debt To The Banks, www.detroitdebtmoratorium.orgJuly 18th, 2014
July 15, 2014
In recent weeks, Detroiters have been experiencing the inhuman austerity agenda of Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Dictator Kevyn Orr. Thousands of families have had their water cut off, and tens of thousands more face imminent shutoffs if a mere $150 is owed.
The situation is so outrageous that a United Nations commission has condemned Detroit’s water shutoffs as a violation of international human rights. Freedom Friday marches starting at the water department building have been going on for weeks because no one should have to face forced deprivation of water, the most basic necessity of life and health.
The Detroit Free Press reported Orr’s office calling the water shutoffs “a necessary part of Detroit’s restructuring.” The real agenda is to make the water department more attractive for privatization to union busters like Veolia Corp., known worldwide for its crimes against humanity, especially against the Palestinian people.
While the poorest Detroiters have their water cut off for owing $150, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Loop Financial and Morgan Stanley were paid $537 million in termination fees on interest rate swaps out of $1 billion in bonds issued from 2010 to 2013, bonds that were earmarked to fund repairs of the water infrastructure system, not line the pockets of these four banks.
Orr, while cutting off water to the poor and raising water rates, has not taken one step to recover this $537 million giveaway to the banks. Orr and Buckfire were also ready to hand over hundreds of millions to Bank of America and UBS on the interest rate swaps associated with the pension obligation certificates. Because of community outcry against these swindles, they were forced by this court on two occasions to go back to the negotiating table.
As you have stated on prior occasions, Judge Rhodes, the buck stops with you in these bankruptcy proceedings.
It is up to you to stop the national and international disgrace and humanitarian disaster of mass water shutoffs in the city of Detroit. You must immediately enjoin these shutoffs by placing a moratorium on them TODAY and ordering Orr to implement a real water affordability plan for the poorest Detroiters.
And it is up to you to order Orr and his cronies to stop shilling for the banks that Jones Day lists as its clients, and to recoup and recover the $537 million paid to the banks out of water bonds meant for the people. Chase and UBS have a record of criminal fraud regarding swaps like these all across the U.S. Go after the banks, not the poor, because in Detroit, the city most devastated by years of bank fraud and racist predatory lending, the people are paying the banks rather than the other way around. This is not equitable.
The cause of justice demands the funds stolen by the banks from the people of Detroit be recouped and returned to our city. Justice demands the plan of austerity against the workers, residents and especially the retirees be denied.
This entire bankruptcy has also been a looting frenzy by Jones Day, Conway McKenzie, Buckfire and Associates, and even Dentons, the so-called retiree committee lawyers. These attorneys and consultants took $130 million from Detroiters, while services deteriorate for those of us who actually live in the city.
The people of Detroit have a long and proud history of struggle for social and economic justice. And that struggle will revive no matter the outcome of this sham bankruptcy. We will fight for our rights to water, health care, education, housing, jobs, living wages, a decent retirement and to reclaim our city for the people. That is the tradition of Detroit. And it will rise up again, because without justice there can be no peace.
Kris Hamel is a member of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition
http://www.popularresistance.org/testimony-by-kristen-a-hamel-detroit-resident-and-homeowner/ 

sustainableprosperity:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, In re: City of Detroit, Debtor Objection to “Plan of Adjustment”

Testimony by Kristen A. Hamel, Detroit resident and homeowner

By Cancel Detroit’s Debt To The Banks, www.detroitdebtmoratorium.org
July 18th, 2014

July 15, 2014

In recent weeks, Detroiters have been experiencing the inhuman austerity agenda of Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Dictator Kevyn Orr. Thousands of families have had their water cut off, and tens of thousands more face imminent shutoffs if a mere $150 is owed.

The situation is so outrageous that a United Nations commission has condemned Detroit’s water shutoffs as a violation of international human rights. Freedom Friday marches starting at the water department building have been going on for weeks because no one should have to face forced deprivation of water, the most basic necessity of life and health.

The Detroit Free Press reported Orr’s office calling the water shutoffs “a necessary part of Detroit’s restructuring.” The real agenda is to make the water department more attractive for privatization to union busters like Veolia Corp., known worldwide for its crimes against humanity, especially against the Palestinian people.

While the poorest Detroiters have their water cut off for owing $150, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Loop Financial and Morgan Stanley were paid $537 million in termination fees on interest rate swaps out of $1 billion in bonds issued from 2010 to 2013, bonds that were earmarked to fund repairs of the water infrastructure system, not line the pockets of these four banks.

Orr, while cutting off water to the poor and raising water rates, has not taken one step to recover this $537 million giveaway to the banks. Orr and Buckfire were also ready to hand over hundreds of millions to Bank of America and UBS on the interest rate swaps associated with the pension obligation certificates. Because of community outcry against these swindles, they were forced by this court on two occasions to go back to the negotiating table.

As you have stated on prior occasions, Judge Rhodes, the buck stops with you in these bankruptcy proceedings.

It is up to you to stop the national and international disgrace and humanitarian disaster of mass water shutoffs in the city of Detroit. You must immediately enjoin these shutoffs by placing a moratorium on them TODAY and ordering Orr to implement a real water affordability plan for the poorest Detroiters.

And it is up to you to order Orr and his cronies to stop shilling for the banks that Jones Day lists as its clients, and to recoup and recover the $537 million paid to the banks out of water bonds meant for the people. Chase and UBS have a record of criminal fraud regarding swaps like these all across the U.S. Go after the banks, not the poor, because in Detroit, the city most devastated by years of bank fraud and racist predatory lending, the people are paying the banks rather than the other way around. This is not equitable.

The cause of justice demands the funds stolen by the banks from the people of Detroit be recouped and returned to our city. Justice demands the plan of austerity against the workers, residents and especially the retirees be denied.

This entire bankruptcy has also been a looting frenzy by Jones Day, Conway McKenzie, Buckfire and Associates, and even Dentons, the so-called retiree committee lawyers. These attorneys and consultants took $130 million from Detroiters, while services deteriorate for those of us who actually live in the city.

The people of Detroit have a long and proud history of struggle for social and economic justice. And that struggle will revive no matter the outcome of this sham bankruptcy. We will fight for our rights to water, health care, education, housing, jobs, living wages, a decent retirement and to reclaim our city for the people. That is the tradition of Detroit. And it will rise up again, because without justice there can be no peace.

Kris Hamel is a member of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition

http://www.popularresistance.org/testimony-by-kristen-a-hamel-detroit-resident-and-homeowner/ 

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getnthevanihavecandy:

Muhammad Ali dodges 20 punches

the greatest

getnthevanihavecandy:

Muhammad Ali dodges 20 punches

the greatest

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THE BENGHAZI ISSUE WAS TAKEN OUT OF ISSA’S HANDS

Weeks after that, Issa earned what Politico called “a rare rebuke” from a fellow GOP committee chair. Issa had held a hearing on Benghazi spotlighting the testimony of retired Brigadier General Robert Lovell, who argued that State Department officials delayed a military response on the night of the attack. Yet Armed Services chair Buck McKeon issued a statement calling Lovell’s testimony uninformed and unreliable. (ABC News quoted a source saying that Issa “flipped out” in response.)

Finally, in May, Boehner handed off the investigation of the Benghazi attacks to a newly-created select committee — taking the marquee issue out of Issa’s hands (and McKeon’s). Boehner did this over Issa’s opposition, the Daily Beast reported. So it’s not a surprise that Issa would be willing to step on the leadership’s toes when it comes to the migrant crisis.

At the end of this year, Issa is scheduled to be term-limited out of his position as House Oversight Committee chair — though he’s publicly said he’d like to keep the job anyway. He isn’t going quietly. In June, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank described the amusing spectacle of Issa and House Ways and Means Committee chair Dave Camp competing to hold the first hearing on Lois Lerner’s missing emails:

When word came last week that the IRS had lost the e-mails, Camp’s panel said it would hold a hearing with Koskinen (voluntarily) appearing on Tuesday, June 24. Ten minutes after that announcement, Issa proclaimed that he was issuing a subpoena to Koskinen to force his appearance the night before Camp’s hearing - at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 23. The commissioner then discovered another opening in his schedule - and Camp leapfrogged Issa, moving his hearing up to Friday, June 20. This left Issa in the unenviable position of holding a rare nighttime hearing Monday - and all the urgency it conveys - to question a witness who already had been thoroughly and fiercely cross-examined three days earlier.

And as of this month, Issa’s now found a new issue to get involved in — the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that he’s launched a probe into the Export-Import Bank.


lanikai looking north

lanikai looking north






ojosalcuadro:

Sin título / Untitled
30 cm x 20 cm
2014
Pasteles al óleo sobre papel / Oil pastels on paper
M Camila Calderón
ojosalcuadro.tumblr.com


ojosalcuadro:

Self portrait I painted today!M Camila Calderónojosalcuadro.tumblr.com

ojosalcuadro:

Self portrait I painted today!
M Camila Calderón
ojosalcuadro.tumblr.com