Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Using Instagram Stories to Lift the Veil on Congress and It's Genius by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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"By showing so much, Ocasio-Cortez is completely demystifying the process....

She's bringing everyone in, which, in a representative democracy, is exactly what should be happening, especially at a time when we have the ability to be more transparent than ever before. It's also what's necessary to get young people interested and involved in politics. We don't need to be making the process seem any more complicated than it actually is, and we don't need to scare away perfectly eligible candidates from running because they don't know what they're getting themselves into. What we do need is the Ocasio-Cortezs of the world to continue being open and honest about what it means to serve their communities, and then we need even more history-making young people to join her."

NASA Has Been Visiting Strange, New Worlds for 60 Years by Nechama in space

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I love the illustration Deep Space Missions

Autumn Sunset on Belle Isle - Richmond Virginia by EndlessSunflowers in pics

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x-post from /r/rva - because I've been getting lost in this photo for 2 weeks now, full credit to OP:

https://old.reddit.com/r/rva/comments/9qjdnk/fall_af_on_belle_isle_today/

"If US Politics Were Real" Caitlin Johnstone by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Powerful Noam Chomsky

"Remember, Remember, the 5th of November, The Gunpowder Treason and plot. I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot." Guy Fawkes by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I like this excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

Gathering wood for the bonfire increasingly became the province of working-class children, who solicited combustible materials, money, food and drink from wealthier neighbours, often with the aid of songs. Most opened with the familiar "Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot". The earliest recorded rhyme, from 1742, is reproduced below alongside one bearing similarities to most Guy Fawkes Night ditties, recorded in 1903 at Charlton on Otmoor:

Don't you Remember, The Fifth of November, 'Twas Gunpowder Treason Day,

I let off my gun, And made'em all run. And Stole all their Bonfire away. (1742)

"If US Politics Were Real" Caitlin Johnstone by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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I agree with you completely and in my more extreme moments I go so far as to think that the alcohol haze and football worship are by design to keep people too miserable and dumb so that they don't even care what's really going on, they just dismiss it all as crazy conspiracy theories. They don't even know which way is up. Damn. Those poor fools : ) Thanks again for saidit, it's been going well

"If US Politics Were Real" Caitlin Johnstone by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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I love her:

"I haven’t been writing about the US midterms much, because I don’t care about that nonsense anymore. The whole thing’s a fake pro wrestling performance staged every couple of years to give a heavily armed populace the illusory sense that they have some degree of control over the things their government does.

By this I do not mean that the votes aren’t real or that the outcomes are predetermined, I simply mean that both mainstream parties are controlled by plutocrats who benefit from the status quo and are only interested in their own power and profit. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the wars are guaranteed to continue, the oligarchs are guaranteed to keep siphoning more and more money out of the pockets of ordinary Americans, opaque and unaccountable intelligence agencies are guaranteed to continue expanding intrusive surveillance practices and narrative control psyops in collaboration with powerful Silicon Valley corporations, and we’re guaranteed to keep hurtling toward climate catastrophe on the back of an economic system which requires infinite growth on a finite planet. The only thing that might change a tiny bit is America maybe temporarily having a government which pretends to care about oppressed minorities sometimes."

CIA Coder Charged in Vault 7 WikiLeaks Dump Claims He’s Being Tortured in Jail by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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"Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies"

CIA Coder Charged in Vault 7 WikiLeaks Dump Claims He’s Being Tortured in Jail by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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“The shit-filled showers where you leave dirtier than when you entered; the flooding of the tiers and cages with ice cold water; the constant blast of cold air as we are exposed to extreme cold without blankets or long-sleeve shirts; the uncontrollable lights that are always on as we are sleep deprived.... No human being should ever have to experience this torture”

“They tell me I'll be here indefinitely while they ‘investigate’—which just means they will hold me in this hell forever while they do nothing. I am unconvicted. I am an American. I am a human being. How is it I should be subjected to this?”

After Bernie got cheated in 2016 I can no longer convince myself that voting in fraudulent phony corporate elections matters. Thoughts? Are you voting? by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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I agree with this. I feel like a sucker if I have to vote for: (D)ivide & conque(R)

After Bernie got cheated in 2016 I can no longer convince myself that voting in fraudulent phony corporate elections matters. Thoughts? Are you voting? by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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I would still support Bernie in 2020. I think it would be cool to see more of what he he was talking about in 2016. But there is a local election coming up next week and I'm just not hearing anything to get excited about, nothing to be interested in, nothing to engage me. I now think that elections are just the "bread and circus" and the strings are all pulled behind the scenes anyway. They don't care who we vote for. Frustrated. Thanks for letting me vent : )

October Country by EndlessSunflowers in pics

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“October Country . . . that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.”

Ray Bradbury

theantimedia.com - October 27, 2018 by EndlessSunflowers in censorship

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Twitter Bans Former Asst. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts by fred_red_beans in censorship

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"Americans need to understand that they have lost their country. The rest of the world needs to recognize that Washington is not merely the most complete police state since Stalinism, but also a threat to the entire world. The hubris and arrogance of Washington, combined with Washington’s huge supply of weapons of mass destruction, make Washington the greatest threat that has ever existed to all life on the planet. Washington is the enemy of all humanity" Paul Craig Roberts

Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes - If you're looking for something quick to read check these out. by Misha in Writing

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Sounded interesting, I clicked on two of them, and they had both been removed, so I gave up

I love this Buju Banton song "Untold Stories" by Goober_notorious2 in music

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I love this Buju Banton song "Untold Stories" by Goober_notorious2 in music

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Hahaha Nice, your comment made my day! I actually work at a public library now. and love it! and if childhood me knew that, I would probably laugh too. but it's awesome there! one of the only jobs I've ever had that I enjoy. I was actually just talking to someone about how we have a surprisingly good music selection. and dvds. and of course books too!

I agree with you about rambling, it's good to get it out! it helps me think through my thoughts, and edit if need be :)

I think Buju Banton did get released from prison recently, even tho I haven't looked him up in a while, thought I heard something about that tho. His story is crazy and I wonder if he was setup.

Edit: I had to google it: "The official release date for incarcerated Jamaican reggae singer, Buju Banton, has been confirmed. According to the United States prison records, the 'Gargamel' will be released on Saturday, December 8, 2018."

Edit 2: New Album!?!

I love this Buju Banton song "Untold Stories" by Goober_notorious2 in music

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That whole album - 'Til Shiloh - is amazing!

US Supreme Court temporarily blocks climate change lawsuit by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit that 21 young activists brought against the federal government. It marked a victory for the government, which under the Obama and Trump administrations has tried unsuccessfully for years to get the case dismissed.

The lawsuit alleges the federal government has violated young people's constitutional rights through policies that have caused a dangerous climate. They have said their generation bears the brunt of climate change and that the government has an obligation to protect natural resources for present and future generations.

To My Generation: There Is No Such Thing As Being Apolitical Or ‘Neutral’ - You are never as apolitical (or ‘neutral’) as you wish you could be, politics follows all of us, regardless of our earnest desire to look the other way. by The_In-Betweener in politics

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There needs to be some quality people with revolutionary ideas who step up and run for leadership positions, and we need to get corrupt money out of politics, otherwise, seriously, one vote doesn't mean shit.

I can't blame anyone for being uninterested in corporate elections, refusing to choose between shit sandwich #1 and shit sandwich #2

The Grouch & Eligh "People Of The Sun" with Slightly Stoopid by EndlessSunflowers in music

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Thanks so much, looks great today : ) Keep up the good work!

The Grouch & Eligh "People Of The Sun" with Slightly Stoopid by EndlessSunflowers in music

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/u/magnora7 what'sup with the lack of thumbnails and expandable shortcuts? saidit is linking everything externally

"I started reading books about the history of education and how this educational system was developed, and alternatives to it, and ways that people could actually learn things as opposed to just regurgitating facts that teachers told them, and that kind of led me down this path..." Aaron Swartz by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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He wasn't always comfortable in the world; and the world wasn't always comfortable with him. Aaron was just sick of school, he knew how to get information, he was like I don't have to go to this teacher to learn hot to do geometry, I can just read the geometry book, and I don't have to learn their version of history, I have 3 historical compilations right here ---- "I was very frustrated with school, I thought the teachers didn't know what they were talking about, and they were very domineering and controlling, and the homework was kind of a shame, and it was kind of like get all these students together and force them to do busy work.... and you know, I started reading books about the history of education and how this educational system was developed, and alternatives to it, and ways that people could actually learn things as opposed to just regurgitating facts that teachers told them. and that kind of led me down this path of questioning things, you know, once I questioned the school I was in I questioned the society that built the school, I questioned the businesses that the school was training people for, and I questioned the government that setup this whole structure... I feel very strongly that its not enough to just live in the world as it is, to just take what you're given and follow the things that adults told you to do, and that society tells you to do, I think you should always be questioning... Once I realized that there were real serious problems, fundamental problems, that I could do something to address, I didn't see a way to forget that, I didn't see a way not to." Aaron Swartz