Badly Spliced YouTube Comments

I’m really sad that on such a brilliant video, the comments became predictable & disappointing, and this was from a girl. I don’t know what bad experiences she has had but I feel for her & would do anything to change her mind.

Sorry for the bad cut & paste job the full convo is here.

This is, to fall back on a horrible internet saying made to feel feminists shitty about themselves: this is why we can’t have nice things!

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"In the schools, they kindle patriotism in the children by means of histories describing their own people as the best of all peoples and always in the right. Among adults they kindle it by spectacles, jubilees, monuments, and by a lying patriotic press. Above all, they inflame patriotism in this way: perpetrating every kind of harshness and injustice against other nations, they provoke in them enmity towards their own people, and then in turn exploit that enmity to embitter their people against the foreigner."

-Leo Tolstoy

"In the schools, they kindle patriotism in the children by means of histories describing their own people as the best of all peoples and always in the right. Among adults they kindle it by spectacles, jubilees, monuments, and by a lying patriotic press. Above all, they inflame patriotism in this way: perpetrating every kind of harshness and injustice against other nations, they provoke in them enmity towards their own people, and then in turn exploit that enmity to embitter their people against the foreigner."

-Leo Tolstoy

(Source: anarchymeansiloveyou, via art-and-anarchism)

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Tennessee Arrests First Mother Under Its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law | ThinkProgress

Ah, this is so fucked up. There is so much to deal with here.

I get genuienly frustrated with friends/acquaintances  who refuse to deal with their addiction issues when pregnant but I’m fairly sure their fuck ups don’t need to be compounded with arrests & or jail time. (Sarcastic, I’m definitely sure).

Some of these women may not have meant to become pregnant and given the way the US deals with abortion, maybe a termination was just not feasible. Whatever, if the woman does not get help and get on programme she will have to deal with the fact she’s lost that child to unforgiving care system. That is not something many women recover from.

You’re going to ask about the child’s rights and needs. Fine, it has them but that doesn’t mean the minute a woman becomes pregnant she doesn’t. 

I can’t comprehend a system that believes it is easier to arrest a woman rather than get her the help she needs. Is it cheaper to put someone in jail & have the kid put into the care system immediately? Fuck no, there’s thousands of taxpayers dollars that could be going into help programmes.

I’m making a poor effort to explain my anger with this because there is so many issues going here, this is so problematic. So I’ll just leave this right here and say I’m glad I don’t live in Tennessee. Fuuuuuuuuck.

At the beginning of July, 26-year-old Mallory Loyola gave birth to a baby girl. Two days later, the state of Tennessee charged her with assault. Loyola is the first woman to be arrested under a new law in Tennessee that allows the state to criminally charge mothers for potentially causing harm to their fetuses by using drugs.
The legislation, which officially took effect about a week ago, stipulates that “a woman may be prosecuted for assault for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant, if her child is born addicted to or harmed by the narcotic drug.” However, this may not actually apply to Loyola’s case. So far, there’s no evidence the young woman either used a narcotic drug or caused harm to her newborn child.
According to local news reports, Loyola tested positive for methamphetamine and admitted that she smoked that drug several days before giving birth. Meth is not considered to be a narcotic, which is a class of drugs that refers to opiates like heroin and prescription painkillers. Tennessee’s new law was passed specifically in response to fears about babies being exposed to opiates in utero, something that can lead to “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.”…
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The Return of Hate By Numbers?

Yeah, let’s bring it back! Gladstone on Hate by Numbers:

wgladstone:

After a very long time away, I’m happy to announce that my Hate By Numbers video series might be returning. It’s been a long road for Hate By Numbers and the show might not be known to all of you. Some of you know me from my novel, some from Twitter, and some only as a Cracked columnist. I’ll give a brief summary:image

In 2008, Hate By Numbers premiered on Cracked which was just a tiny baby of a website compared to what it’s become today. There it grew in popularity becoming the site’s first hit series (before Cracked start routinely turning in hit video series like Michael Swaim’s Cracked TV/Does Not Compute, Agents of Cracked, After Hours and others). The Hate By Numbers episode on The Black Eyed Pea’s I Gotta Feelin’ has over 1.4 million views and is still one of the biggest hits on the site. And the episode about a cell phone that could see dead people was another favorite. 

After 50 episodes, I took the show to AOL’s Asylum and did 21 more episodes where it became that sites most successful series. There were episodes about Willow Smith and about The Fleshlight

Then Asylum folded and I put HBN away for awhile.

Then in 2011, being completely screwed by the recession, I brought the series back on my YouTube channel, sponsored by fans. You wonderful people funded 20 additional episodes, the last of which will air this month. Favorites include episodes on Taylor Swift  and an awful South African disco.  I had trouble meeting production demands, however, because suddenly I was like a totally legit novelist. Notes from the Internet Apocalypse came out March 4, 2014, and if you haven’t bought it, maybe do that, but only if you want me to love you forever. There are two more books coming, and I’m finishing the second one up now. The point is, there was just no time for HBN in 2013.

But hey, I got divorced this year so at least I have more free time because I don’t have to do all those things married people do like, I dunno, go the counseling. Anyway, the divorce has only exacerbated the financial problems. I need additional income and I need it fast, because even a basement apartment in New York, close enough to see my kids a lot, is not cheap. But it’s also a good time to bring HBN back because I wont be starting Book Three of the Internet Apocalypse Trilogy for a few months. It’s also a good time because my kids really like making HBN and its a fun free thing we can do together. My oldest son (“my neighbor’s kid Johnny” wrote one of the best HBN jokes ever and it will be in July’s episode).

So for the first time in a long time, I’m asking for your support. The rates are the same. Every time I raise $2,000, I will produce four new episodes of Hate By Numbers. I do have to buy some new equipment, but that money is for my time and effort. I’m making it a job. If there is a demand for the show I’m willing to work for it. As before, any contribution is appreciated, but donations of $10 get your name in the credits. Donations of $100 get your name read up front at the start of the show, and donations of $500 means you’ve sponsored the whole episode and you’re mentioned up front and the your name is in the title card. For example, I’ll call the show, “Steve Dunlop’s Hate By Numbers” (If your name is Steve Dunlop).

I’m definitely in dire straits, but I’m not asking for charity. If you like Hate By Numbers and would like to see its return, then I’m willing to spend my time working for it and earning your support.

As always, the donations on can be made here via PayPal.

Thank you for your support, and that’s all… for now.

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