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America, Community, and Fucking: Mr. Terry Crews <p><a href="http://dicktator-cain.tumblr.com/post/175762794781/kaldicuct-dxindustriesinc-grannythots" class="tumblr_blog">dicktator-cain</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://kaldicuct.tumblr.com/post/175350124746/dxindustriesinc-grannythots-odinoco" class="tumblr_blog">kaldicuct</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://dxindustriesinc.tumblr.com/post/175332981144/grannythots-odinoco-grannythots" class="tumblr_blog">dxindustriesinc</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://grannythots.tumblr.com/post/175312713521/odinoco-grannythots-dicapito" class="tumblr_blog">grannythots</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://odinoco.tumblr.com/post/175312314965/grannythots-dicapito-weepingbouquettyphoon" class="tumblr_blog">odinoco</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://grannythots.tumblr.com/post/175312022666/dicapito-weepingbouquettyphoon-chauiee" class="tumblr_blog">grannythots</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://dicapito.tumblr.com/post/175289772226/weepingbouquettyphoon-chauiee-feinstein" class="tumblr_blog">dicapito</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://weepingbouquettyphoon.tumblr.com/post/175286998107/chauiee-feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man" class="tumblr_blog">weepingbouquettyphoon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://chauiee.tumblr.com/post/175282077791/feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man-why-didnt" class="tumblr_blog">chauiee</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b>Feinstein</b>: You’re a big, powerful man. Why didn’t you [gestures pushing motion]?</p> <p><b>Crews</b>: Senator, as a black man in America [sigh]…</p> <p><b>Feinstein</b>: Say it as it is. I think it’s important.</p> <p><b>Crews</b>: …you only have a few shots at success. You only have a few chances to make yourself a viable member of the community. I’m from Flint, Michigan. I have seen many many young black men who were provoked into violence, and they were imprisoned, or they were killed, and they’re not here. My wife for years prepared me. She said, “If you ever get goaded, if you ever get prodded, if you ever have anyone try to push you into any kind of situation, don’t do it. Don’t be violent.” And she trained me. I’ll be honest with you it was the strength of my wife who trained me and told me, “If this situation happens, let’s leave.” And the training worked because I did not go into my first reaction, I grabbed her hand, we left, but the next day I went right to the agency. I have texts, I have phone conversations, and I said, “This is unacceptable!” And I told them how -you know- I almost got violent, but I didn’t. And I said, “What are you going to do about this predator that you have roaming your hallways?” And -you know- I was told, “We are going to do everything in our power. We are going to handle this Terry. You’re right. It is unacceptable.” And then they disappeared. Nothing happened.</p> </blockquote> <p>Look at the faces of the black men behind him it says it all.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is real fucking infuriating. This shit isn’t funny. Fuck them and anyone who makes fun of Terry Crews speaking out and taking a stand.</p> </blockquote> <p> for those who don’t know the context, this is Terry Crews testifying about being sexually assaulted by Adam Venit during a Senate hearing about a proposed bill called the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. While I don’t like that Senator Feinstein said what she said, I think it opened the door for a great statement from Terry about WHY he didn’t fight back - since so many people respond to male victims with “oh well you’re bigger than your rapist, why didn’t you push him or her off of you? why didn’t you punch him or her? did you want it or something?” And they don’t listen. Maybe finally people will listen. </p> <p>This shows that anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, even a tall, strong, hulking guy like Terry Crews. And I hope him coming forward with his accusations convinces other victims to realize that it being a victim isn’t something to be ashamed of and to take down their attackers, and push the justice system to FINALLY take male rape and assault seriously. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I think she asked him the question precisely for that</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1011648748219486208">I just looked at her Twitter and she stated (well, implied haha) that yes you’re right, that was indeed why she phrased her question the way she did</a>.  </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="591"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/13f86be19d2f626f3b8052b4df48d774/tumblr_inline_pazwccAecC1t1rsqs_540.png" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="591"/></figure></blockquote> <p>:(</p> </blockquote> <p>Well fuck me.</p> <p>Guys, Hell just froze over. Saddam is chuckin snowballs at Hitler.</p> <p>I just agreed with Feinstein on something.</p> </blockquote> <p>You could even expand this beyond the racial dynamic as well. Any man in that scenario could have easily faced the same threat of jail time or civil suit should they have used physical violence.  <br/><br/>I am glad that Feinstein, in this instance, did something I approve of.</p></blockquote>
America, Community, and Fucking: Mr. Terry Crews
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<p><a href="http://weepingbouquettyphoon.tumblr.com/post/175286998107/chauiee-feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man" class="tumblr_blog">weepingbouquettyphoon</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://chauiee.tumblr.com/post/175282077791/feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man-why-didnt" class="tumblr_blog">chauiee</a>:</p>
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<p><b>Feinstein</b>: You’re a big, powerful man. Why didn’t you [gestures pushing motion]?</p>
<p><b>Crews</b>: Senator, as a black man in America [sigh]…</p>
<p><b>Feinstein</b>: Say it as it is. I think it’s important.</p>
<p><b>Crews</b>: …you only have a few shots at success. You only have a few chances to make yourself a viable member of the community. I’m from Flint, Michigan. I have seen many many young black men who were provoked into violence, and they were imprisoned, or they were killed, and they’re not here. My wife for years prepared me. She said, “If you ever get goaded, if you ever get prodded, if you ever have anyone try to push you into any kind of situation, don’t do it. Don’t be violent.” And she trained me. I’ll be honest with you it was the strength of my wife who trained me and told me, “If this situation happens, let’s leave.” And the training worked because I did not go into my first reaction, I grabbed her hand, we left, but the next day I went right to the agency. I have texts, I have phone conversations, and I said, “This is unacceptable!” And I told them how -you know- I almost got violent, but I didn’t. And I said, “What are you going to do about this predator that you have roaming your hallways?” And -you know- I was told, “We are going to do everything in our power. We are going to handle this Terry. You’re right. It is unacceptable.” And then they disappeared. Nothing happened.</p>
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<p>Look at the faces of the black men behind him it says it all.</p>
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<p>This is real fucking infuriating.  This shit isn’t funny.  Fuck them and anyone who makes fun of Terry Crews speaking out and taking a stand.</p>
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for those who don’t know the context, this is Terry Crews testifying about being sexually assaulted by Adam Venit during a Senate hearing about a proposed bill called the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. While I don’t like that Senator Feinstein said what she said, I think it opened the door for a great statement from Terry about WHY he didn’t fight back - since so many people respond to male victims with “oh well you’re bigger than your rapist, why didn’t you push him or her off of you? why didn’t you punch him or her? did you want it or something?” And they don’t listen. Maybe finally people will listen. </p>
<p>This shows that anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, even a tall, strong, hulking guy like Terry Crews. And I hope him coming forward with his accusations convinces other victims to realize that it being a victim isn’t something to be ashamed of and to take down their attackers, and push the justice system to FINALLY take male rape and assault seriously. <br/></p>
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<p>I think she asked him the question precisely for that</p>
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<p><a href="https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1011648748219486208">I just looked at her Twitter and she stated (well, implied haha) that yes you’re right, that was indeed why she phrased her question the way she did</a>.  </p>
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<p>:(</p>
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<p>Well fuck me.</p>
<p>Guys, Hell just froze over. Saddam is chuckin snowballs at Hitler.</p>
<p>I just agreed with Feinstein on something.</p>
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<p>You could even expand this beyond the racial dynamic as well. Any man in that scenario could have easily faced the same threat of jail time or civil suit should they have used physical violence.  <br/><br/>I am glad that Feinstein, in this instance, did something I approve of.</p></blockquote>

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Drugs, Funny, and Heaven: promised to take them to his planet Florida couple arrested for selling tickets to heaven A couple in Florida, Tito and Amanda me some money to go to outer space Watts, were arrested a few days ago for I met an alien named Stevie, who sald selling golden tickets to heaven to hu They sold the tickets on the street for his planet that is made entirely of drugs 99.99 (about sh390,000) per ticket, told You should arrest lesus because he is the if I got the cash together he woulkd take me and my wife on his lying saucer to s of the tickets were made from sold one that gave me the golden tickets. I anm and that each ticket reserved the willing to wear a wire and set lesus up uyer a spot in heaven simply present In her police statement, Amanda Warts the ticket at the pearly gates and you are said: "We just wanted to leave earth and in. Tho Watts said in his police statement "T do not care what the Police say, The heaven. I just watched tickets are solid gold. And it was Jesus Police said they coniscaned over who gave them to me behind the KPC 10,000 (sh39m) in cash, drug and told me to sell them so I could get paraphemalia and a baby aligator go to space and do drugs. I did not do anything Tho sold the golden tickets o loloftheday If you think the headline is funny, read the article. <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/175916056428/floridians-at-it-again" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Floridians at it again</p></blockquote>
Drugs, Funny, and Heaven: promised to take them to his planet
 Florida couple arrested for
 selling tickets to heaven
 A couple in Florida, Tito and Amanda me some money to go to outer space
 Watts, were arrested a few days ago for I met an alien named Stevie, who sald
 selling golden tickets to heaven to
 hu
 They sold the tickets on the street for his planet that is made entirely of drugs
 99.99 (about sh390,000) per ticket, told You should arrest lesus because he is the
 if I got the cash together he woulkd take
 me and my wife on his lying saucer to
 s of
 the tickets were made from sold one that gave me the golden tickets. I anm
 and that each ticket reserved the willing to wear a wire and set lesus up
 uyer a spot in heaven simply present In her police statement, Amanda Warts
 the ticket at the pearly gates and you are said: "We just wanted to leave earth and
 in.
 Tho Watts said in his police statement
 "T do not care what the Police say, The heaven. I just watched
 tickets are solid gold. And it was Jesus Police said they coniscaned over
 who gave them to me behind the KPC 10,000 (sh39m) in cash, drug
 and told me to sell them so I could get paraphemalia and a baby aligator
 go to space and do drugs. I did not do
 anything Tho sold the golden tickets o
 loloftheday
 If you think the headline is funny, read the article.
<p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/175916056428/floridians-at-it-again" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Floridians at it again</p></blockquote>

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Bad, Bad Day, and Cars: Union Thugs Thursday at 5:15 AM- THUG SELF CHECKOUT SELF CHECKOUT CHECKOUT 6 ITEM 1-6 ITEMS 6ITEMS TIT Basket Bas Basket Basket LOVE YOU LOVE YOU NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT 1) They kill jobs 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute with payroll taxes 3) They are really not that convenient SHARE IF YOU AGREE! Take Back Your Power Canada <p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p> <p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p> <p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote> <p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>
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<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p>
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<p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p>
<p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p>
<p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote>
<p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p>
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<p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p>
<p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p>
<p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p>
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<p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote>

<p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>

<p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>...

Bad, Bad Day, and Cars: Union Thugs Thursday at 5:15 AM- THUG SELF CHECKOUT SELF CHECKOUT CHECKOUT 6 ITEM 1-6 ITEMS 6ITEMS TIT Basket Bas Basket Basket LOVE YOU LOVE YOU NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT 1) They kill jobs 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute with payroll taxes 3) They are really not that convenient SHARE IF YOU AGREE! Take Back Your Power Canada <p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p><p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p><p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p>
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 LOVE
 YOU
 LOVE
 YOU
 NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT
 1) They kill jobs
 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute
 with payroll taxes
 3) They are really not that convenient
 SHARE IF YOU AGREE!
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<p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p>
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<p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p>
<p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p>
<p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote>
<p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p><p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p><p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p>

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Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST STRAW TOSSEL on Reason <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Plastic Straw Myths </h2><blockquote><p> Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>
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Plastic Straw Myths

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Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>

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Children, Love, and School: EmbraceRace Yesterday at 12:00 PM Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently Equality Equity calvstarose Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently aloneindarknes7 This is something that I teach my students during the first week of school and they understand it. Eight year olds can understand this and all it costs is a box of band-aids I have each students pretend they got hurt and need 30 I have each students pretend they got hurt and need a band-aid. Children love band-aids. I ask the first one where they are hurt. If he says his finger, I put the band- aid on his finger. Then I ask the second one where they are hurt. No matter what that child says, I put the band- aid on their finger exactly like the first child. I keep doing that through the whole class. No matter where they say their pretend injury is, Ido the same thing I did with the first one. After they all have band-aids in the same spot, I ask if that actually helped any of them other than the first child. I say, "Well, I helped all of you the same! You all have one band-aid!" And they'll try to get me to understand that they were hurt somewhere else. I act like l'm just now understanding it. Then I explain, "There might be moments this year where some of you get different things because you need them differently, just like you needed a band-aid in a different spot." If at any time any of my students ask why one student has a different assignment, or gets taken out of the class for a subject, or gets another teacher to come in and help them throughout the year, I remind my students of the band-aids they got at the start of the school year and they stop complaining. That's why eight year olds can understand equity Fuente: citizenshipandsocialjustice 30 Why is it hard to understand?
Children, Love, and School: EmbraceRace
 Yesterday at 12:00 PM
 Because treating people fairly often means treating
 them differently
 Equality
 Equity
 calvstarose
 Because treating people fairly often means treating
 them differently
 aloneindarknes7
 This is something that I teach my students during the
 first week of school and they understand it. Eight year
 olds can understand this and all it costs is a box of
 band-aids
 I have each students pretend they got hurt and need
 30

 I have each students pretend they got hurt and need
 a band-aid. Children love band-aids. I ask the first one
 where they are hurt. If he says his finger, I put the band-
 aid on his finger. Then I ask the second one where they
 are hurt. No matter what that child says, I put the band-
 aid on their finger exactly like the first child. I keep doing
 that through the whole class. No matter where they say
 their pretend injury is, Ido the same thing I did with the
 first one.
 After they all have band-aids in the same spot, I ask
 if that actually helped any of them other than the first
 child. I say, "Well, I helped all of you the same! You
 all have one band-aid!" And they'll try to get me to
 understand that they were hurt somewhere else. I act
 like l'm just now understanding it. Then I explain, "There
 might be moments this year where some of you get
 different things because you need them differently, just
 like you needed a band-aid in a different spot."
 If at any time any of my students ask why one student
 has a different assignment, or gets taken out of the
 class for a subject, or gets another teacher to come
 in and help them throughout the year, I remind my
 students of the band-aids they got at the start of the
 school year and they stop complaining. That's why eight
 year olds can understand equity
 Fuente: citizenshipandsocialjustice
 30
Why is it hard to understand?

Why is it hard to understand?