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I spent 2/3rds of this day crying about animals/meat. First I read a really disturbing article about the way livestock is treated and how the government is trying to protect that by preventing investigators from going under cover at factory farms so I cried for 3 hours and then tonight as I was eating my vegetarian chipotle I bit into a steak and then cried even more.▲3 | reblog
Sixteen-year-old Ethan Couch admitted to four counts of manslaughter after he and seven other boys stole alcohol from Walmart, piled into his car and struck and killed four pedestrianswhile going 70 miles per hour in a 40 zone. One of his passengers remains in the hospital with severe brain damage, and nine other bystanders were also injured.
Couch’s BAC was a .24 and he also had Valium in his system. According to reports, he was belligerent at the scene, at one point saying, “I’m outta here.” Prosecutors were hoping to get up to 20 years.
Couch’s defense was that he was a victim of his parents’ wealth and privilege; in that he never had to face consequences, which an expert summarized prior to sentencing.
He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example, Miller said Couch’s parents gave no punishment after police ticketed the then-15-year-old when he was found in a parked pickup with a passed out, undressed 14-year-old girl.
Miller also pointed out that Couch was allowed to drive at 13. He said the teen was emotionally flat and needed years of therapy. At the time of the fatal wreck, Couch had a blood alcohol content of .24, said Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson. It is illegal for a minor to drive with any amount of alcohol in his or her system.
Justice and victimhood in the United States have different definitions depending on your socioeconomic class. Here is an extreme example.
So if you have unfit parents you don’t have to go to jail for your crimes anymore? Time to go free 90% of people in jails now▲18 | reblog
patriarchy proverb (via stfueverything)
WELL THAT ABOUT SUMS IT UP
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David Bowie, 1980
gaga’s inspiration for the applause cover
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Two very usual shops in Kolkata (aka Calcutta) in the northeastern state of West Bengal in India. Kolkata was a very great experience, and much more interesting than we thought. Extremely chaotic, noisy, Indian and flooded with colonial buildings, yellow cabs, and old-fashioned rickshaws it was a very photogenic place. The city (as any other Indian city) is filled with small general shops like these two selling everything from chai to paan to biscuits, bananas, and beedis.
Home Alone (1990, Comedy) Two burglars attempt to murder an abandoned 8-year-old child
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