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The crux of the matter is that in the context of contemporary asymmetric warfare, the weak do not have many options. When there are no bomb shelters, people remain at home during extensive bombardment. And if, like in the case of the Palestinians in Gaza, fleeing is not an option - because all exits from the strip have been closed, or because the neighbour’s house is under the exact same threat as one’s own, or because one is already a refugee and does not want to become a refugee anew - staying put, which the high-tech states term “illegal human shields,” constitutes a form of resistance. On ‘Human Shielding’ in Gaza (via azspot)

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The Thing Your First-Grade English Teacher Missed That You Should Definitely Know

I think I will allow my (college) students to use the singular “they” starting this fall. It does seem like the easiest solution.

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Remember When All Right Wingers Cared About Was Shrinking The Deficit?
After June’s $70 billion budget surplus, you’d think that the right would be ecstatic that the deficit has been reduced so much.

YOU WOULD THINK. From the article: “the CBO says the entire deficit for 2014 will “only” be $492 billion. That’s down from the over the $1.4 trillion deficit Bush left when Obama took office in 2009.”
I think it’s time for us to collectively admit that Obama could reduce the deficit by two thirds, set new record highs for the Dow and the S&P, and facilitate 52 straight months of job growth (to the tune of nearly 10 million private-sector jobs) and Republicans STILL wouldn’t be happy.
And we know that, because he did all of those things, and they still aren’t happy.

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Remember When All Right Wingers Cared About Was Shrinking The Deficit?

After June’s $70 billion budget surplus, you’d think that the right would be ecstatic that the deficit has been reduced so much.

YOU WOULD THINK. From the article: “the CBO says the entire deficit for 2014 will “only” be $492 billion. That’s down from the over the $1.4 trillion deficit Bush left when Obama took office in 2009.”

I think it’s time for us to collectively admit that Obama could reduce the deficit by two thirds, set new record highs for the Dow and the S&P, and facilitate 52 straight months of job growth (to the tune of nearly 10 million private-sector jobs) and Republicans STILL wouldn’t be happy.

And we know that, because he did all of those things, and they still aren’t happy.

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Anybody here remembering when theHISTORY Channel was about history?

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Anybody here remembering when theHISTORY Channel was about history?

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Those seething with so much rage and xenophobia that they’d hurl ugly epithets in the faces of children fleeing bloody violence in Central America bring shame to the whole nation. But the response of mainstream America hasn’t been much better. The media’s characterization of what’s going on at our southern border as a “crisis,” politicians pointing fingers at one another and Washington’s refusal to provide the resources necessary to care for a small wave of refugees — not to mention the bipartisan push to send them back home — is just as shameful when one considers the context.In June, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that in 2013, the global population of refugees from war and persecution hit 51.2 million — exceeding 50 million for the first time since World War II.Half of them were children.The vast majority were “internally displaced persons,” homeless people within their home countries. Many live in fetid refugee camps run by underfunded NGOs, where they face continuing privation and abuse.

America’s Response to Child Refugees Fleeing Bloodbaths Is to Take Terrible Care of Them and Send Them Back | Alternet (via alexsegura)

It would be great if my fellow Americans could see the humanity in these children who are trying to find safety and refuge in a country that, until recently, was a reliable beacon of hope for the world.

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