What of the hens whom we observe each day at home

Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:


What of the hens whom we observe each day at home,

with what care and assiduity they govern and guard their chicks?

Some let down their wings for the chicks to come under;

others arch their backs for them to climb upon;

there is no part of their bodies with which they do not wish

to cherish their chicks if they can, nor do they do this without

a joy and alacrity which they seem to exhibit by the sound of

their voices.

– Plutarch

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WONDERFUL: Celebrate INK Announces Finalists in Prison Writing Conteste

Originally posted on ChildreninShadow.wordpress.com:


INK Announces Finalists in Prison Writing Contest

Ink RedoINK, the country’s most ambitious prison writing program, announces finalists in its first nation-wide prison writing contest. Vidahlia Press and Publishing House, Inc., an independent book publisher, launched INK in 2013 to provide a literary outlet for those who are incarcerated in federal, state and county institutions. Thousands of incarcerated writers across the U.S. responded and the finalists exhibit exceptional literary talent and promise as literary artists.

“History has shown that many of America’s greatest writers have penned their work while incarcerated, often in deplorable conditions,” said Roy J. Rodney Jr., Publisher and President at Vidahlia Press and Publishing House, Inc. “INK is a combination of the company’s desire to pay it forward and its belief that the mass incarceration of almost three million citizens in the Unites States includes many exceptional literary artists.”

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Disabled People Not Worth Minimum Wage Says Lord Fraud, Time For This Nasty Fucking Clown To Go

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“Nearly everything I’ve done has been total chaos.”

Comedy toff and Minister for Welfare Reform Lord Fraud is a joke that stopped being funny a long time ago.  Of all the blundering fucking idiots in the DWP, this failed banker, who cost investors millions due to a series of bungled deals, has shown the true face of the out of touch gilded elite that dominate all of the main political parties.

This is the man who thinks people queue up in foodbanks just for a laugh and not because they are hungry.  The same prick who threatened every Women’s Refuge in the country with closure and wanted to charge the very poorest benefit claimants to have banks manage their personal finances.  The clown who doesn’t even know how much the dole actually pays despite being in charge of reforming it.

His recent comments at the Tory Party…

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9 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:

By Michael Snyder – The Economic Collapse

Is the stock market about to crash?  Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few “false alarms” over the past few years.  But without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash.  That doesn’t mean that one will happen now, but we are starting to see some ominous things happen in the financial world that we have not seen happen in a very long time.  So many of the same patterns that we witnessed just prior to the bursting of the dotcom bubble and just prior to the 2008 financial crisis are repeating themselves again.  Hopefully we still have at least a little bit more time before stocks completely crash, because when this market does implode it is going to be a doozy.

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How We Punish People for Being Poor

Originally posted on WebInvestigatorKK:

This past weekend, I was part of a panel discussion on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry with New York Times reporter Michael Corkery, whose reporting on the rise in subprime auto loans is as horrifying as it is important.

In what seems a reprisal of the predatory practices that led up to the subprime mortgage crisis, low-income individuals are being sold auto loans at twice the actual value of the car, with interest rates as high as 29 percent. They can end up with monthly payments of $500—more than most of the borrowers spend on food in a month, and certainly more than most can realistically afford. Many dealers appear in essence to be setting up low-income borrowers to fail.

Dealers are also making use of a new collection tool called a “starter-interrupter device” that allows them not only to track a borrower’s movements through GPS, but to shut off a…

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The Shocking Story about GEO–A Private Prison Corporation – Prison Path

Originally posted on up2xxi:

According to their web site,”The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is the world’s second largest provider of correctional, detention, and community reentry services with 98 facilities, approximately 78,500 beds, and 18,000 employees around the globe. GEO’s facilities are located in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa.” The GEO Group Inc’s gross profit for the three months ending in June of 2014 was $113 million. The GEO Group Inc’s gross profit for the twelve months ending in June of 2014 was $413 million. GEO was and is a highly profitable company. However, this is not the complete picture of this giant corporation. Reports from several states have revealed that GEO’s prisons were known for inmate abuse, workplace violence, and fraudulent reporting at its U.S. facilities. One federal judge concluded that GEO ?allowed a cesspool of unconstitutional and inhuman acts and conditions to germinate? at one Mississippi facility for juveniles…

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VIA TWITTER: Honor to meet w/former president of European Court for Human Rights today and talk about progress ending the #deathpenalty in the US.

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Honor to meet w/former president of European Court for Human Rights today and talk about progress ending the in the US.

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Yes, It’s Legal To Film The Cops — And What’s Been Filmed In Recent Months Is Appalling

Originally posted on WebInvestigatorKK:

It’s becoming clearer and clearer that smartphones have ushered in a new era of police accountability. Since mid-July, when a bystander on Staten Island filmed the death of Eric Garner in a prohibited police chokehold, at least eight other unsettling videos, most of them captured by smartphone, have emerged showing instances of apparent excessive force by NYPD officers. Four such videos have appeared this month alone.

Although police might intimidate bystanders into thinking otherwise, it’s perfectly legal to film the cops — not only in New York, but everywhere in the U.S.as long as you don’t get in their way. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, encourages people to keep using their phones to film troubling police incidents. The more people who post these videos online, she said, the more likely it is that other people will reach for their own phones…

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It Breaks My Heart”: How a SWAT Team Upended My Baby’s Life — and Got Away with It

Originally posted on ChildreninShadow.wordpress.com:

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