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“Nine times out of 10, if someone is saying something horribly offensive, and someone else calls them out for it, everyone will turn on the person calling them out for it. You see this every time people get more up in arms because someone used the term “racist” or “sexist”, but not so much over the racist or sexist shit that caused the word to be articulated.”
Moosekleenex knows all your feelings. Seriously.
I have to sleep with my head covered because of a general sense of “hey this will totally protect me”.
As my bed sits in the center of my room I have to settle for shoving body pillows under the blankets on either side of me. I get you. Stephen King has both blessed and ruined my life.
The Last Meals Of Innocent Men
An emotional new ad campaign from Amnesty International asks its viewers to stomach a hard truth — images of the last meals of wrongly executed American prisoners.
Meal 1: Ruben Cantu (Texas) was charged with capital murder at 17 years old for shooting a man during a robbery. The one witness to this crime admitted later on that he was pressured by police to identify Cantu as the criminal. He told the police twice that Cantu was not the shooter. However, Cantu was still executed in 1993.
Meal 2: Leo Jones (Florida) was charged with the murder of a police officer in Florida. Although he said that said he was coerced into confession after hours of interrogation. The police officer and the detective involved in his case, were forced out of uniform for ethical violations a few years after his’ conviction.
Jones was executed in 1998.
Meal 3: Claude Howard Jones (Texas) was sentenced to death in 1989 for shooting and killing Texas liquor store owner. However, the recent DNA tests on the strand of hair that was used as the only physical evidence against him was proved not to belong to him.
“Knowing that these DNA results support his innocence means so much to me, my son in the military and the rest of my family. I hope these results will serve as a wake-up call to everyone that serious problems exist in the criminal justice system that must be fixed if our society is to continue using the death penalty,” - Jones’ son, Duane Jones
Jones was executed in 2000.
Meal 4: David Spence (Texas) was charged and sentenced to execution for the murder of three Texas teenagers. There was no physical evidence against him and both the homicide detective and police lieutenant that were on his case did not believe Spence to be the criminal. The prosecution solely relied on the testimony of other prison inmates in their case against Spence,
He was executed in 1997.
Meal 5: Cameron Willingham (Texas) was convicted of murdering his three children in a 1991 house fire . Four national arson experts have concluded that the original investigation in the case was flawed, while an independent investigation into the case concluded that the prosecution centered its argument on arson theories that have since been repudiated by scientific studies.
Willingham was executed in Texas in 2004
I remember how many notes the last meals of the guilty men got because it’s interesting to look at that but apparently hardly anyone cares when the men are actually innocent. End capital punishment.
"Whiteness is not a culture. There is Irish culture and Italian culture and American culture - the latter, as Albert Murray pointed out, a mixture of the Yankee, the Indian, and the Negro (with a pinch of ethnic salt); there is youth culture and drug culture and queer culture; but there is no such thing as white culture. Whiteness has nothing to do with culture and everything to do with social position. It is nothing but a reflection of privilege, and exists for no reason other than to defend it. Without the privileges attached to it, the white race would not exist, and the white skin would have no more social significance than big feet."
In which I pretended I wasn’t about to die which is not a good decision
So I went for a ride with my Dad just around the neighborhood. It felt like forever but apparently was very quick because when we got home my mother asked “what happened?” Anyways, I was fine for the bike ride, it was great, but when we got to walking the bikes up the drive way… my body started feeling weird. Like the circulation all the way down to my fingertips and toes was blinking in and out or something. Like a genius who doesn’t tell people when something’s wrong, I rushed (as much as physically possible) to get my bike in the backyard. Walked aimlessly in unsteady about-to-pass-out-have-no-control-of-my-body circles in an attempt to ‘walk it off’ (which I’m really surprised my parents didn’t notice I looked like a drunk duck).When I realised I might actually collapse in the back yard I stumbled into the house, crashed through the kitchen making a huge mess (according to my dad, I remember crunching on things?) and blessedly collapsed on the couch.
I don’t know if I was just dehydrated or, I dunno cause it felt like I wasn’t getting enough oxygen places. It felt different then the time I fell out in Liberia. But I immediately felt better when my body was no longer holding itself up. Thankful, because I couldn’t get back up to get water for the kitchen. There was a weird ringing in my ear for awhile. My dad eventually came in and discovered me and the mess I made in the kitchen and made me drink a glass of water like a responsible adult.
Stay hydrated people! It’s good for things like being alive.
The internet’s habits of shortening phrases and words tends to make things confusing, so I’ll explain this one in hopes of clearing things up: “Feminazi,” is short for, “I don’t actually know what feminists or Nazis are.”