I Am The Macaroni OverLord

And I like politics: Mostly social issues, and societal problems.

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thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.

Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

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majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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What Happened To Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault

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fauxcyborg:

in parts of the world, esp. the global south, the majority of subsistence and small-scale farmers are women.

the privatization of water, climate change, corporate pollution will fall most heavily upon these women! women’s labor is devalued and replaced with large, unsustainable agribusinesses that lead to short term gain for large corporations who can always disguise their actions with corporate charity (that often wouldn’t be needed if not for their neocolonial practices) and when the land is used up, they will leave behind sterile seeds, plants that don’t provide necessary nutrition and large cattle grazing areas that demand more and more water that has been privatized. 

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sageruto:

the fucking worst is when people are like “you hate people for having a different opinion than you!!!!” like im not shitting on this guy because he thinks pistachio ice cream is gross im shitting on him because he actually believes that i and people like me dont deserve basic human rights and respect and safety

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glowcloud:

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glowcloud:

people who stigmatize self diagnosis dont seem to understand that diagnosing mental illness is not an exact science. essentially all u do to diagnose someone with a mental illness is look at a list of criteria and say “yup they fit these things.” spoiler alert: a lot of this is guesswork. the only difference between u doing this and a social worker/ psychiatrist/ etc doing it is access to institutional power. many people dont have financial access to medical services that would get them a diagnosis so… maybe…. shut up?

Except Psychiatrists and doctors have actual training making diagnosis way more accurate than some random teenager that read the symptoms off the internet?

i made this post because im in social work school learning how to give a diagnosis in a clinical setting and our training is basically “read the symptoms off the internet”

As a person who majored in psych and social services, Yep.
I mean yes there is always value in seeing someone who is more specially trained but like it’s not as important as most people think it is.

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relaxable asked: Hi Ben! Concerning Anita Sarkeesian, I feel really conflicted. I mean, the evidence is clear - concerning her screencap of "death threats", that twitter page, account and screenshot are all fabricated and it is so obvious. Why is the person logged out? Why is there nothing indicated in the search bar? The person has no picture, and those tweets are said person's only tweets - why? 12 seconds since the most recent tweet after the screenshot? It's scripted. It's clear that she made the account.

sirfrogsworth:

I am not always logged into twitter. You can view an account while logged out. My guess is that she saw the tweets on her phone and went to the nearest computer to get a screenshot. 

She went to the account’s url directly. Nothing needs to be in the search bar for that. 

Like this. 

http://i.imgur.com/ixCxltL.png

The person clearly created a throwaway account so they could harass her. They didn’t bother uploading an avatar so it went to the default twitter avatar. Usually these accounts are created using a IP address proxy so they cannot be tracked. 

Since they created the account for that singular purpose, that is why those are the only tweets. 

Clearly the person was writing all of this in a rant like state. Publishing them one after the other. It is totally within the realm of possibility that she took a screenshot in the middle of the rant, explaining the 12 second tweet. 

I’ve actually had attacks very similar to this. Where someone creates an account just to threaten and harass me.

I’ve analyzed the image she posted, compared it with what twitter looks like when logged out, and there is no manipulation. 

The only way it could be faked is if she created the account herself and screencapped the results. 

I find that highly unlikely because I have personally seen hundreds of comments, tweets, and messages of harassment and threats directed at her. Basically go into any comment thread where her videos are discussed.

She doesn’t need to fabricate these things. She has plenty of authentic samples to choose from. I can’t even imagine what her email inbox looks like. 

The part that makes it scary is that the person had her address. 

Whoever told you this did some very shoddy detective work. In my personal opinion, all of the evidence shows that it is authentic. Especially since it closely mirrors harassment I have received in the past.

I’m also a little disturbed how willing people are to blame the victim. Studies have shown that “false victimhood” is actually very rare and it is prudent to always give the person the benefit of the doubt. What if this was a real threat, the police were like, “I don’t believe you” and then something happened to her. 

Be very careful with things like this. Victim blaming can have serious consequences you may not be aware of.