18 Jan 2017

Young Men: Don't Believe The Hype!

Obama Commutes Remaining Prison Sentence Of Chelsea AKA Bradley Manning

Submitted by Tyler Durden: Following urges by Edward Snowden and Julian Assange (who offered his own extradition in exchange), President Obama has largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.
Manning will be released in May 2017 according to the White House. The move is part of a final push of pardons and commutations in the closing days of the administration, and Obama has now shortened the sentences of more federal inmates than any other president, bringing the total to 1,385 as of today.
Previously both Julian Assange and Edward Snowden who leaked his cache of documents detailing U.S. intelligence efforts around the same time as Manning’s crime, advocated for his clemency. "Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency as you exit the White House, please: free Chelsea Manning," Snowden tweeted. "You alone can save her [his] life."

Cold War Nut Job + World Economic Fraud - William Banzai7

End The Embargo On Cuba And The Sanctions On Zimbabwe

Max and Stacy discuss the health care plan that Trump voters really want... and it’s not the one the Republicans in Congress plan on delivering. In the second half, Max interviews Obi Egbuna, the first US Correspondent to the Herald - Zimbabwe's National Newspaper - and Co- Executive Producer of the BattleCry For Cuba and Zimbabwe. They discuss the embargo on Cuba and the sanctions on Zimbabwe and why he’s calling for a complete end to them.

Farrakhan - Donald Trump Must Destroy Obama's Legacy

"You fought for the rights of this people and that people,
you fight for Israel. ...Your people are suffering and dying in the streets! That's where your legacy is. You failed to do what should have been done, but it's never too late. You like Carter can be a better president after you leave the restrictions of your 'white house' and come on back to the hood." Said Louis Farrakhan.

17 Jan 2017

Vilifying Husbands In Advertising No Longer OK

...Says the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau
By Lindsay Bennett: Husbands can no longer be “degraded” or “vilified” in advertising, according to the latest ruling by the advertising watchdog.
In a case against a radio spot from Allpest, the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) said the ad discriminated against husbands on the basis of gender and therefore the complaint was upheld, setting a precedent for future advertisers.
The ad featured a customer calling Allpest and asking several questions regarding the type of pests they get rid of, including asking “what about my husband?” A voiceover states that Allpest don’t ‘do husbands’ but they do get rid of almost any other type of pest.
The complaint made about the spot says: “Gender stereotyping where the caller asks this company (presumably) if they 'do husbands'. Would it be any more or less acceptable if the caller asked this company it ‘they did wives’ as opposed to husbands. I suspect it most certainly would not be.”

For The Sake Of Boys We Must Value Fathers

By Belinda Brown: It is by now well known that children growing up in single parent families do worse across a whole range of indicators (see here and here and here). What is less well known is that the outcomes are even worse for boys. Boys coming from single parent families are less likely to read, have lower cognitive skills, lower educational attainment, lower rates of college completion and worse labour market outcomes.
Some of this appears to be because single mothers give slightly less attention to their sons. Other evidence suggests that boys appear to be more responsive to their social environment, where circumstances are unfavourable this will have a more negative impact on boys than it does on girls.
However, as I argued recently in a paper in New Male Studies, the absence of a male role model is the strongest contributing factor. But the importance of what the father is modelling is not his ability to do a particular job or be successful. Rather it is his crucial contribution to family life and his role within the home.
For a child it is the family that is at the heart of his or her universe. The knowledge that one day you can have a role to play within this central institution is the bedrock to feeling secure.

Building The Institutions For Revolt

By Chris Hedges: Politics is a game of fear. Those who do not have the ability to make power elites afraid do not succeed. All of the movements that opened up the democratic space in America—the abolitionists, the suffragists, the labor movement, the communists, the socialists, the anarchists and the civil rights movement—developed a critical mass and militancy that forced the centers of power to respond. The platitudes about justice, equality and democracy are just that. Only when power becomes worried about its survival does it react. Appealing to its better nature is useless. It doesn’t have one.
We once had within our capitalist democracy liberal institutions—the press, labor unions, third political parties, civic and church groups, public broadcasting, well-funded public universities and a liberal wing of the Democratic Party—that were capable of responding to outside pressure from movements. They did so imperfectly. They provided only enough reforms to save the capitalist system from widespread unrest or, with the breakdown of capitalism in the 1930s, from revolution. They never addressed white supremacy and institutional racism or the cruelty that is endemic to capitalism. But they had the ability to address and ameliorate the suffering of working men and women.

Andray Domise, All Lives Matter

Feminism LOL: Who's the bigot? If you care about all lives, support the Lighthouse Project.

In Defense Of Populism

DAVOS MAN/WOMAN: “A soulless person, technocratic, nationless and cultureless, severed from reality. The modern economics that undergirded Davos capitalism is equally soulless, a managerial capitalism that reduces economics to mathematics and separates it from human action and human creativity.” 
'Oligarchs must be reined in, rule of law must be restored, unnecessary military adventures overseas must be stopped, and lobbyist written phonyfree tradedeals must be scrapped and reversed.'
By Michael Krieger: Despite my refusal to self-identify, I am comfortable stating that I’m a firm supporter of populist movements and appreciate the instrumental role they’ve played historically in free societies. The reason I like this term is because it carries very little baggage. It doesn’t mean you adhere to a specific set of policies or solutions, but that you believe above all else that the concerns of average citizens matter and must be reflected in government policy.