YOU get some dignity and YOU get some dignity
Finland explained himself in the comic, but in 2010 Denmark started giving heroine to drug addicts for free and it was such a huge success that it has continued until today. Because of this Norway has started experimenting with it too.
It’s a lot cheaper for society because the addicts commit less crime, they don’t have to spend money on drugs so instead they spend it on things that are more healthy for them so they don’t end up on the hospital as often, they have to take the drugs in special clinics so there’s no chance of them taking an overdose or using dirty needles and spreading diseases among each other, there’s always staff ready to help them if they want to get off the drugs, and it’s a lot more effective way to help more people because addicts come into contact with professionals who want to help them before they even think about getting help themselves.
Nobody wants to be homeless or an addict. Though they often end up getting involved in criminality because of their situation, the act of being homeless or an addict is not a crime in itself and the people deserve help like anyone else.
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This month I’ve decided to participate in an event called “October,” where for every day in October I’m going to experience a day in October.
Here’s the prompt list I’m using in case anyone wants to join me in this challenge:
Next month I’m thinking of trying out the “No November November” challenge, where I’ll refrain from experiencing November for the whole month of November.
Might do this if I have time.
This was said to be a factor in the Breonna Taylor case as well.
Remember these 2 statements:
Justice Ginsburg dictated a statement before her death: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”
— Mitch McConnell, March 2016.
IDK about other Jews, but I want all goyim who see this - especially American goyim from Christian backgrounds - feel free to keep this in your pocket the “freedom of religion” birth control argument comes up. In fact, I encourage you to use it.
I’ve never been so taken out by a response
I got to see mom do this once. It was… terrifying. I was moving into my first apartment, and my buddy had just moved into a place about half a mile away, and he was almost crying with rage because of some of the safety issues the apartment had with the wiring. There were a whole host of other problems, but that one was about safety and it should not have been a thing. Mom gathered us up, and drove to the leasing office. When we got there, she informed him (not asked. She’d walked his apartment, noted everything she disliked (she had much higher standards than he did) and she was PISSED) that he was to keep his mouth shut, make whatever expressions she cued him on, and pretend he understood whenever she and I switched languages and we’d fill him in afterwards. (I have been used as a complainant prop before. I know what my job is when she’s on this warpath; thankfully she does not use her powers for evil.)
It took her all of twenty minutes to have a promise in writing from the son of the owner for everything to be fixed by a specific date and also to install a ceiling fan at no cost to my friend. In that meeting, she managed to leverage his church, his family, his reputation, the concept of a gentleman, the biblical concept of how to treat the poor, how people would treat his children, once they were grown, and the concept of a self-made man (which my friend is trying very hard to be), Christian morality, what it means to be a community institution, real estate law, and honestly, I forget what else. She’d never met him before. She does not live in our city -or state, for that matter. We’re not Christian. She did a cold-read of him based on his office, face, clothing, and posture (he didn’t give us his last name -the ‘related to the owner’ was a guess that turned out to be lucky), and hit every point of pride or insecurity she could find. When some things still hadn’t been taken care of a week later, she *called his father* and implied that he’d failed as a man and a parent since his son hadn’t yet honored his word. My friend had the fan that day, and the remaining safety issues were taken care of on top of it. No yelling, no threats, it was just a calm, ‘friendly’ conversation. My friend does not do subtext; he knew the social chess game was going on, but not how it worked.
tl;dr: I’ve seen my mother do this and holy shit this really should be a thing.
my momma is a retired union lawyer. you should see her tear into landlords and rich people. it’s like watching a lion devour a zebra.
A groundbreaking litigator for women’s rights before being appointed to the bench, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has worn many aspects in her eighty-five years. On the Justice’s birthday, flip through some photographs of her as a girl in Brooklyn, as a law graduate who left Columbia as co-valedictorian (but with no job offers), as a young mother, and as an advocate whose greatest legacy may be in the cases that she argued before what was then an all-male Supreme Court—and won.
(Photographs from the collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.)
See more photos here.
in college a teacher explained that criticizing gentrification wasn’t about shaming or blaming the white people that were most likely living in the only apartments they could afford - it was about asking why their living there was inherently valuable. it’s not really about who - it’s about why. why white lives are literally valued more. why is the presence of white people a gentrifying force? what is it about whiteness that elicits immediate value?
And if you look up the stages of gentrification, it usually goes like “artists and teachers and etc move into this neighborhood because its what they can afford” and THEN “developers notice these people and try to capitalize on them.”
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Here is another way you can help.
As a German this makes me physically uncomfortable to read about, how have so many people not learned from one of the biggest mistakes we’ve ever done? How can this still be happening today?
as a jew, HELP
as a polish person, help x2
As a Jew, an unfriendly reminder that Anne Frank did not die in a gas chamber.
THIS is how she died. This is WHY she died. This is how and why TENS OF THOUSANDS LIKE HER died.
Get your asses on those phones.
But imagine if you lived in a country where the color of your skin got you killed for driving, jogging, sleeping, yelling, parking, babysitting, sitting in a van, selling CDs, selling cigarettes, opening the door, walking at night, wearing a hoodie at night, holding a toy gun, lying on the ground, being homeless, being in a dark stairwell, holding a cell phone, having a broken taillight, exercising horses, having a bottle of pills, shopping at Walmart, holding a BB gun at Walmart, holding a phone in your own backyard, eating ice cream in your own house, and shopping, you would say, “That is a lawless country.”
— Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (x)
Many of the things that people think of as visually distinguishing about frum Jews have actual religious and cultural significance, and it can be very obvious when someone doesn’t know that and does them wrong as a result.
In this picture, the undercover cop is wearing a dark suit and a hat, but is not wearing tzitzit, the religious garment that all men from this community wear pretty much at all times. Not only that, but he has peyot (side curls) but does not have a beard, which flies in the face of the entire religious reason for having peyot. Additionally, although it isn’t shown in the picture here, one of the cops was also wearing a cheap plastic kippah from a completely different movement of Judaism (because I guess all Jews are the same to them?) and was seen blatantly doing things which would be considered to break the Shabbos.
The combined effect is like seeing a woman wearing niquab together with a mini-skirt – it’s not only extremely off, but it’s honestly rather offensive. It looks like they bought a suit and fake, costume peyot from a racist halloween store that also sells costumes of “Mexicans” and “geishas”.
Apparently this is not the first time police have tried to disguise themselves as Orthodox Jews before. This is so insidious.
@queermachmir not only that but I am wondering if they are hoping to intentionally strain black-Jewish relations by doing this. Seems a classic pattern in history, ruling class hopes to stoke hatred/blame on Jews so people don’t see the real problem.
How can you tell they’re cops???
There have been plenty of attempts by the ruling class to pit Jews and the Black community against each other before. Don’t fall for it when they try it now.
There was a Black Lives Matter protest last night in Tel Aviv. Some of the responses have been that this was hypocritical because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that just makes no sense.
I was at that protest. It was led by Black Israelis, Black American immigrants to Israel, and Black Jews. The main focus was on solidarity with victims of police brutality in the US but the organizers literally said we can’t ignore the context of being in Israel. They included Palestinians, Ethiopians, Jews of color, and talked about police brutality here. They talked about Iyad Halak and there were signs for him too.
It’s really frustrating how people act like Israeli citizens are all agents of the government. Do people in other countries agree with everything their government, police, and military do? No. The same is true for Israelis.
Police brutality and racism has to end - in America, in Israel, everywhere.
Black Lives Matter - Black Lives Matter in America, Black Lives Matter in Israel, Black Lives Matter everywhere.
if they say it’s hypocritical to protest there, wait til they hear what US citizens are up to
Hey I have a bunch of like queer presentations and powerpoints if anyone needs them. I spent a while on them? and they could be good starting tools or y’all can even use them if you want for whatever reasons? They were made initially for my high school’s gender and sexuality alliance?
Beginner’s Guide to Queer Identities-https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eGdRvrU8qsBLcqnGoLtWasELnfwYeOYXqh-ja3k2hb4/edit?usp=sharing
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