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America, Colin Kaepernick, and Fire: just-tea-thanks: venom1977: Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand. How it all started, and how we got here. (Unfortunately, the people that could learn something by reading this likely won’t bother). Did you know this? Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick “sits” for the national anthem…..and no one noticed. Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again “sits”, and again, no one noticed. Aug 26th, 2016- Colin “sits” and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete. Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail. Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn’t treat people of color fairly. Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin’s sitting affected him. Then a strange thing happened. Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not… He listened. In his letter, Mr. Boyer writes: “I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war. Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it.” Mr. Boyer goes on to write “There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind. I look forward to the day you’re inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I’ll be standing right there next to you.” Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer………and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated. Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit. But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING. The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw. Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had. Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace. When will America listen to him? We can all learn from this backstory. The truth often lies in the middle. Seek to learn the opposing side’s point. FUCKING THANK YOU! I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS OUT TO CIVILIANS “OFFENDED” ON SMs BEHALF FOR WEEKS!
America, Colin Kaepernick, and Fire: just-tea-thanks:
venom1977:

Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand.

How it all started, and how we got here.

(Unfortunately, the people that could learn something by reading this likely won’t bother).

Did you know this?

Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick “sits” for the national anthem…..and no one noticed.

Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again “sits”, and again, no one noticed.

Aug 26th, 2016- Colin “sits” and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete. Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail. Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn’t treat people of color fairly.

Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin’s sitting affected him.

Then a strange thing happened. Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not…
He listened.

In his letter, Mr. Boyer writes:
“I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war.
Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it.”

Mr. Boyer goes on to write “There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind. I look forward to the day you’re inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I’ll be standing right there next to you.”

Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer………and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated. 

Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit.

But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING. The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw.

Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had. Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace.

When will America listen to him?

We can all learn from this backstory. The truth often lies in the middle. Seek to learn the opposing side’s point.


FUCKING THANK YOU! I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS OUT TO CIVILIANS “OFFENDED” ON SMs BEHALF FOR WEEKS!

just-tea-thanks: venom1977: Take a moment to read this so you can fully understand. How it all started, and how we got here. (Unfortunate...

Bernie Sanders, Bernie, and President: BUS STOP Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail for the Democratic Nomination for President, 2015 (Colorized)
Bernie Sanders, Bernie, and President: BUS
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Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail for the Democratic Nomination for President, 2015 (Colorized)

Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail for the Democratic Nomination for President, 2015 (Colorized)

America, Anaconda, and Children: WHAT TO DO IF ICE COMES TO YOUR DOOR DO NOT OPEN DOORS ICE cannot come in without a signed warrant or if you let them in. Tell them to pass the warrant under the door before you open. REMAIN SILENT ICE can use anything you say against you in your immigration case so claim your right to remain silent! Say "I plead the fifth amendment and choose to remain silent" DO NOT SIGN Don't sign anything ICE gives you without talking to an attorney. REPORT THE RAID! Report immediately: UWD hotline 1-844-343-1623. Take pictures, video and notes: badge numbers, number of agents, exactly what happened! FIGHT BACK! Get a trustworthy attorney & explore all options to fight your case. If detained, you may be able to get bail - don't give up hope! unitedwedream.org/KnowYourRights United We Dreami EN CASO DE REDADAS ¿QUÉ PUEDES HACER? NO ABRAS LA PUERTA Pregúntale a la migra si tienen una orden de arresto y que te la pasen por debajo de la puerta. GUARDA SILENCIO Tienes el derecho a permanecer callado/a. Si te confrontan agentes de inmigración, di: "Uso mi derecho bajo la quinta enmienda, y tengo el derecho a mantenerme callado/a" NO FIRMES No firmes nada que te den los agentes de inmigracion. REPORTA LA REDADA! Reporta inmediatamente al 1-844-343-1623. Toma fotos y videos de todos los detalles que veas. Dile a tus amigos y vecinos lo que sucede y edúcalos sobre sus derechos. HAZ UN PLAN Y PELEA! Sí inmigración detiene a un ser querido, busca un abogado de confianza, y haz planes para que alguien cuide a tus hijos. Tu puedes pelear un caso de detención y tal vez recibir una fianza. unitedwedream.org/KnowYourRights United We Dream queerenbian: rawr0609: simplytryingnottocry: afunnyfeminist: commanderoswald: weavemama: weavemama: IMPORTANT INFO FOR WHAT’S CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN TRUMP’S AMERICA: a lot of unwarranted raids are happening across the U.S right now. The latest states that have been targeted by this massive sweep is California, Arizona, Texas, and now Georgia. Over 100 people have been detained, most likely without a warrant. And before someone says “they’re just keeping the criminals out!1!”, lawyers who were able to consult some of the people detained did not have a criminal record. There have also been reports of officers trailing kids walking home from school to lead to their parents.  These officers DO NOT. HAVE. THE RIGHT. TO DETAIN PEOPLE. WITHOUT. A WARRANT.   KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND DON’T FORGET TO #RESIST Here’s some more info on what’s happening in Georgia  I told you the Muslims were the first step. They’re coming after Latinos with no criminal records in their own homes now. Three minutes from my house they detained over 100 people yesterday and literally dragged them out of their houses. They are pulling drivers over on the streets asking for papers. They are following school buses home and arresting parents when they meet the children at the stops. They’re not releasing the names of anyone they have apprehended. They’re not answering any questions from journalists/CHIRLA/the public or giving reasons as to why they’re detaining people without access to immigration attorneys. ICE has gone rogue and it seems to be in retaliation for the 9th circuit ruling against the Muslim Ban. It was clear that the Justice Department was losing during arguments on Tuesday and about 24 hours later random raids all across the country started happening? Not a coincidence. Meanwhile on Twitter, Republicans are challenging each other to see who can report more “illegal looking people” to the ICE tip line. There are accounts proudly boasting their report tallies and encouraging more to follow suit. Others are saying they reported their neighbors or friends of friends. Any resemblance to Nazi Germany is not unintentional. Be safe out there. We’ve waded into very dangerous territory. I don’t have a lot of followers, but any of you who can translate this in other languages, especially Arabic and French, please add to this post! FRENCH TRANSLATION OF THE IMAGE’S INFORMATION  - TADUCTION FRANCOPHONE DES INFORMATIONS DE L’IMAGE - - -  Que faire si des agents du Bureau des Douanes et de l’Immigration (Immigration and Customs Enforcement - ICE) se présentent à votre porte 1 - N’ouvrez pas la porte; les agents du BDI (ICE) n’ont pas le droit d’entrer sans un mandat signé par un juge. S’ils déclarent avoir un mandat signé, dites-leur de le glisser sous la porte avant de l’ouvrir. 2 - Gardez le silence; le BDI peut utiliser tout ce que vous dites contre vous dans le cas juridique de votre immigration, alors annoncez que vous plaidez le silence sous le Cinquième Amendement. 3 - Ne signez rien; ne signez rien de ce que le BDI vous donne sans avoir parlé à un avocat ou un autre représentant pertinent.  4 - Signalez la descente; prenez des photos, des notes, des vidéos du nombre d’agents, de leur numéro de badge et de ce qui s’est produit avec exactitude. Le numéro à rejoindre est le 1-844-343-1623, numéro de la ligne téléphonique de l’organisation “United We Dream” ou encore “Ensemble, Nous Rêvons” 5 - Battez-vous! Engagez un avocat digne de confiance et explorez toutes les options pour lesquelles vous battre dans votre cas. Si vous êtes détenus, vous pourrie être apte à obtenir une caution - ne perdez pas espoir! source : unitedwedream.org/KnowYourRights Arabic Translation  Chinese Translation Korean Translation Please we still need to translate this to Urdu, Vietnamese, Amharic, Farsi and any other languages in our communities. If anyone can do that add that to here.  Download these. Put them up in libraries, bus stops, community centers, home depots, schools, even on the insides of bathroom stalls.  PLEASE support United We Dream and sign up for their rapid response network. It’s a way to protect people in your community from deportation.  @vaspider @thebibliosphere
America, Anaconda, and Children: WHAT TO DO
 IF ICE COMES TO YOUR DOOR
 DO NOT OPEN DOORS
 ICE cannot come in without a signed warrant
 or if you let them in. Tell them to pass the
 warrant under the door before you open.
 REMAIN SILENT
 ICE can use anything you say against you in
 your immigration case so claim your right
 to remain silent!
 Say "I plead the fifth amendment and choose to remain silent"
 DO NOT SIGN
 Don't sign anything ICE gives you without
 talking to an attorney.
 REPORT THE RAID!
 Report immediately: UWD hotline 1-844-343-1623.
 Take pictures, video and notes:
 badge numbers, number of agents, exactly
 what happened!
 FIGHT BACK!
 Get a trustworthy attorney & explore all
 options to fight your case. If detained, you
 may be able to get bail - don't give up hope!
 unitedwedream.org/KnowYourRights
 United We Dreami

 EN CASO DE REDADAS
 ¿QUÉ PUEDES HACER?
 NO ABRAS LA PUERTA
 Pregúntale a la migra si tienen una orden
 de arresto y que te la pasen por debajo
 de la puerta.
 GUARDA SILENCIO
 Tienes el derecho a permanecer callado/a.
 Si te confrontan agentes de inmigración, di:
 "Uso mi derecho bajo la quinta enmienda, y tengo el
 derecho a mantenerme callado/a"
 NO FIRMES
 No firmes nada que te den los agentes
 de inmigracion.
 REPORTA LA REDADA!
 Reporta inmediatamente al 1-844-343-1623.
 Toma fotos y videos de todos los detalles
 que veas. Dile a tus amigos y vecinos lo
 que sucede y edúcalos sobre sus derechos.
 HAZ UN PLAN Y PELEA!
 Sí inmigración detiene a un ser querido, busca un
 abogado de confianza, y haz planes para que
 alguien cuide a tus hijos. Tu puedes pelear un
 caso de detención y tal vez recibir una fianza.
 unitedwedream.org/KnowYourRights
 United We Dream
queerenbian:

rawr0609:


simplytryingnottocry:

afunnyfeminist:

commanderoswald:


weavemama:

weavemama:

IMPORTANT INFO FOR WHAT’S CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN TRUMP’S AMERICA: a lot of unwarranted raids are happening across the U.S right now. The latest states that have been targeted by this massive sweep is California, Arizona, Texas, and now Georgia. Over 100 people have been detained, most likely without a warrant. And before someone says “they’re just keeping the criminals out!1!”, lawyers who were able to consult some of the people detained did not have a criminal record. There have also been reports of officers trailing kids walking home from school to lead to their parents.  These officers DO NOT. HAVE. THE RIGHT. TO DETAIN PEOPLE. WITHOUT. A WARRANT.  
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND DON’T FORGET TO #RESIST

Here’s some more info on what’s happening in Georgia 

I told you the Muslims were the first step. They’re coming after Latinos with no criminal records in their own homes now. Three minutes from my house they detained over 100 people yesterday and literally dragged them out of their houses. They are pulling drivers over on the streets asking for papers. They are following school buses home and arresting parents when they meet the children at the stops. They’re not releasing the names of anyone they have apprehended. They’re not answering any questions from journalists/CHIRLA/the public or giving reasons as to why they’re detaining people without access to immigration attorneys. ICE has gone rogue and it seems to be in retaliation for the 9th circuit ruling against the Muslim Ban. It was clear that the Justice Department was losing during arguments on Tuesday and about 24 hours later random raids all across the country started happening? Not a coincidence. 
Meanwhile on Twitter, Republicans are challenging each other to see who can report more “illegal looking people” to the ICE tip line. There are accounts proudly boasting their report tallies and encouraging more to follow suit. Others are saying they reported their neighbors or friends of friends. Any resemblance to Nazi Germany is not unintentional. Be safe out there. We’ve waded into very dangerous territory.


I don’t have a lot of followers, but any of you who can translate this in other languages, especially Arabic and French, please add to this post!

FRENCH TRANSLATION OF THE IMAGE’S INFORMATION 
-
TADUCTION FRANCOPHONE DES INFORMATIONS DE L’IMAGE
- - - 
Que faire si des agents du Bureau des Douanes et de l’Immigration (Immigration and Customs Enforcement - ICE) se présentent à votre porte
1 - N’ouvrez pas la porte; les agents du BDI (ICE) n’ont pas le droit d’entrer sans un mandat signé par un juge. S’ils déclarent avoir un mandat signé, dites-leur de le glisser sous la porte avant de l’ouvrir.
2 - Gardez le silence; le BDI peut utiliser tout ce que vous dites contre vous dans le cas juridique de votre immigration, alors annoncez que vous plaidez le silence sous le Cinquième Amendement.
3 - Ne signez rien; ne signez rien de ce que le BDI vous donne sans avoir parlé à un avocat ou un autre représentant pertinent. 
4 - Signalez la descente; prenez des photos, des notes, des vidéos du nombre d’agents, de leur numéro de badge et de ce qui s’est produit avec exactitude. Le numéro à rejoindre est le 1-844-343-1623, numéro de la ligne téléphonique de l’organisation “United We Dream” ou encore “Ensemble, Nous Rêvons”
5 - Battez-vous! Engagez un avocat digne de confiance et explorez toutes les options pour lesquelles vous battre dans votre cas. Si vous êtes détenus, vous pourrie être apte à obtenir une caution - ne perdez pas espoir!
source : unitedwedream.org/KnowYourRights

Arabic Translation 

Chinese Translation

Korean Translation
Please we still need to translate this to Urdu, Vietnamese, Amharic, Farsi and any other languages in our communities. If anyone can do that add that to here. 
Download these. Put them up in libraries, bus stops, community centers, home depots, schools, even on the insides of bathroom stalls. 
PLEASE support United We Dream and sign up for their rapid response network. It’s a way to protect people in your community from deportation. 


@vaspider @thebibliosphere

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Beautiful, Tumblr, and Blog: yajvitamint: Piggy-back stroll along this beautiful Minnesotan Trail.Time to look for another great outdoor spot.
Beautiful, Tumblr, and Blog: yajvitamint:

Piggy-back stroll along this beautiful Minnesotan Trail.Time to look for another great outdoor spot.

yajvitamint: Piggy-back stroll along this beautiful Minnesotan Trail.Time to look for another great outdoor spot.

Bernie Sanders, cnn.com, and Politics: Nathan McDermott @Nate McDermott- 2h @FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver said this about a potential Bernie win in Michigan NATE SILVER 9:25 PM I said earlier today that I had an intuition Sanders could beat his polling in Michigan tonight, but I didn't expect things to be quite so close. If Sanders winds up winning in Michigan, in fact, it will count as among the greatest polling errors in primary history. Clinton led by 21.3 percentage points in our final Michigan polling average. Previously, the candidate with the largest lead to lose a state in our database of well-polled primaries and caucuses was Walter Mondale, who led in New Hampshire by 17.1 percentage points but lost to Gary Hart in 1984. CNN C politics Election Results 2016 Nation World Oun age 1601 total respondents 12% 18-24 9% 25-29 16% 30-39 16% 40-49 27% 50-64 20% 65 and older key clinton sanders uncommitted other/no answer 13% 87% n/a n/a 23% 75% 2% n/a 37% 61% 1% 1% 50% 39% 2% n/a 56% 40% 3% 1% 68% 31% 1% n/a horselover107: areyoufromanotherplanet: essyltinexile: Bernie Sanders was down 20 points in Michigan polls. Look at those exit poll age metrics. You know what this says? This says that young people BROKE THE POLLS. Don’t let anyone tell you that your vote doesn’t matter or that young people can’t have a say: young people have just proven that they MUST be listened to. If you guys want Bernie to have a chance, he needs to repeat this sort of performance (and likely, win by even more) in Ohio, Illinois, Florida, and more. And P.S., he’s currently trailing by 20 points or so in those states, as he was in Michigan.  So if you live in those states… chop-chop. Floridans. He’s down by like 40 percent here. Get out to the polls and vote; they’re already open for early voting this week if you can’t make it on Election Day. Prove the pollsters wrong. We can do it!
Bernie Sanders, cnn.com, and Politics: Nathan McDermott @Nate McDermott- 2h
 @FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver said this about a potential Bernie win in
 Michigan
 NATE SILVER 9:25 PM
 I said earlier today that I had an intuition Sanders could beat his polling in
 Michigan tonight, but I didn't expect things to be quite so close. If Sanders
 winds up winning in Michigan, in fact, it will count as among the greatest
 polling errors in primary history. Clinton led by 21.3 percentage points in
 our final Michigan polling average. Previously, the candidate with the largest
 lead to lose a state in our database of well-polled primaries and caucuses
 was Walter Mondale, who led in New Hampshire by 17.1 percentage points
 but lost to Gary Hart in 1984.

 CNN C
 politics
 Election Results 2016 Nation World Oun
 age
 1601 total respondents
 12%
 18-24
 9%
 25-29
 16%
 30-39
 16%
 40-49
 27%
 50-64
 20%
 65 and
 older
 key
 clinton
 sanders
 uncommitted
 other/no answer
 13%
 87%
 n/a
 n/a
 23%
 75%
 2%
 n/a
 37%
 61%
 1%
 1%
 50%
 39%
 2%
 n/a
 56%
 40%
 3%
 1%
 68%
 31%
 1%
 n/a
horselover107:

areyoufromanotherplanet:

essyltinexile:

Bernie Sanders was down 20 points in Michigan polls. 
Look at those exit poll age metrics. 
You know what this says? This says that young people BROKE THE POLLS. 
Don’t let anyone tell you that your vote doesn’t matter or that young people can’t have a say: young people have just proven that they MUST be listened to. 

If you guys want Bernie to have a chance, he needs to repeat this sort of performance (and likely, win by even more) in Ohio, Illinois, Florida, and more. And P.S., he’s currently trailing by 20 points or so in those states, as he was in Michigan. 
So if you live in those states… chop-chop.

Floridans. He’s down by like 40 percent  here. Get out to the polls and vote; they’re already open for early voting this week if you can’t make it on Election Day. Prove the pollsters wrong. We can do it!

horselover107: areyoufromanotherplanet: essyltinexile: Bernie Sanders was down 20 points in Michigan polls. Look at those exit poll age ...