The Conservative government has proposed a new bill, Bill C-10. In a show of blatant disregard for facts and expert opinions, the bill would hold junkies in jail for longer periods, crack down on youth offenders, increase minimum sentences, and get rid of…
Example: Atlanta spent $500,000 in just two weeks policing Occupy Atlanta. A local shelter, facing lawsuits to stop the city from shutting it down, said $500,000 would fund them for at least two years.
As news unravels around the grand jury report revealing charges against former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for raping and sexually molesting underage boys, some former black Penn State students are now painfully reliving a scandal that occurred at their university ten years ago. In 2000, the year a janitor witnessed a boy younger than 13 (“Victim 8” in a grand jury report) “pinned against a wall” while Sandusky performed oral sex on him, black students and football players on Penn State’s campus began receiving hate mail.
The hate mail sent to black students had nothing to do with Sandusky’s proclivities, but the two incidences shared something in common: both were ultimately covered up by the university, even as both chain of events grew worse. Sandusky went on to molest and possibly rape more boys, according to a grand jury report (Sandusky denies foul play), and hate mail against black students became death threats.
Ultimately, a black man’s dead body was found by police near Penn State as one of the death threats said it would. And some black students had to attend their graduation the following May with bulletproof vests on in fear of their life.
“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin - more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. But if thought is to become the possession of many, not the privilege of the few, we must have done with fear. It is fear that holds man back - fear lest their cherished beliefs should prove delusions, fear lest the institutions by which they live should prove harmful, fear lest they themselves should prove less worthy of respect than they have supposed themselves to be.”—Bertrand Russell (via cultureofresistance)
According to a new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, higher childhood IQ may lead to illicit drug use in the teenage and early adult years— or, Smart Kids Do Drugs. I’m gonna trademark that god dammit.