This is my first post in awhile. Not very interested in this the last 3 months.
I finally feel as though i’m learning to let go of the past. I’ve left my old life behind. There are people I used to be close to…lots over the years…that I can finally just let them be. I’m not who I used to be. I’m still not smoking, and the last time I got drunk was September. Im comfortable enough in my own skin not to rely on harmful things anymore.
I quit my office job and got two part time jobs that will be perfect once i’m back in school. Plus, i’ll be able to save some money too.
Last and certainly not least, i’ll be able to have my doggie soon. Life’s pretty okay lately.
Slowly, A Consensus Emerges To Oppose The Security State
I’ve come to a point in my life where, “doing the right thing” holds no true meaning.
Lately, I have been experiencing something that I haven’t encountered since high school, bullying and “shit talking”.
I was once a extroverted, social person. I truly enjoyed meeting new people, and spending…
If you need anything…even just a shoulder to cry on, you know my number. I havent been on tumblr in a long time, and I felt compelled to check up to see how you’re doing. :)
Do you think local police departments using drones, military weapons and armored vehicles are necessary for law enforcement purposes, or are they going too far?
• Necessary …………………………………….. 37%
• Going too far…………………………………. 58%
• DK/Refused …………………………………….. 5%
This seems consistent with other polling data showing that the public is finally turning on issues like marijuana legalization and mass incarceration. (Public support for the death penalty remains pretty high, but I have some theories on why that might be.)
In my book, I talk about how police militarization has flourished in part because while partisans on the left and right have been quick to denounce heavy-handed tactics when used against people with whom they sympathize or to enforce laws that they oppose, they’ve been somewhere between silent and gleeful when such tactics are used against their political opponents. But that too is changing. The reaction to the book has been encouraging, from across the political spectrum.
“I don’t know that much of this can really be stopped. ” - Radley Balko, later on in this piece (in reference to the militarization of American police.)
(Source: generalinjusticeblog, via thefreelioness)
My chain hits my chest
when I’m banging on the dashboard
my chain hits my chest
when I’m banging on the radio
suki zuky I’m coming in the Cherokee
gasoline there’s steam on the window screen
take it take it wheels bouncing like a trampoline
when I get to where I’m going
gonna have you trembling
“Suki, suki” means “drive, drive” in Arabic. In the music video Saudi Arabian women are driving and aren’t supposed to, so MIA’s saying “suki, suki”. They’re bad girls.
Further, سوقي (suuqii) is in the imperative singular feminine, in a form I think is Saudi colloquial — more formal would be اسوقي. So, it has an additional subtlety of telling a female to drive.
(Source: playthemusique, via mesonoxianvoid)