The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health which CANNOT BE DELETED.
The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body…
Two of my favorite things:
Convicts &kitties.At Washington state penitentiary, there’s a kitten foster program, “Kittens in the Klink,” in partnership with Blue Mountain Humane Society. Convicts are paired with motherless cats needing bottle feeding, cuddling and help to learn to not bite and claw. The temporary guardian cares for the cat until it’s old enough to go to the animal shelter for adoption.
Pictured above are inmate Jim Ruzicka with his current kitten.
This makes me so fucking uncomfortable…criminals like drug dealers and thieves are pretty likely to be trusted with pets, but murderers? People who have killed innocent, defenseless teenagers in the past? Nah. Please keep innocent, defenseless animals away from sick assholes like the dude in this picture.
It helps them recover. It’s called rehabilitation.
People are more compassionate to animals than they are to other people sometimes
What the fuck makes you think a drug user or a thief would be bad at caring for a cat.
The cats are actually very well cared for and generally safe. All inmates are checked first to make sure that they have no history of animal cruelty before they are given a cat. They also have to exhibit exceptional in-house behaviour, as the kittens are considered to be a reward for good behaviour.
Really, the ones that are in danger in this situation are the people who mistreat the cats—There have been cases of inmates getting beaten/maimed/killed for being cruel to any one of the kittens.
Technically it’s murderers that you would want to have help a kitten, because it teaches them compassion and the value of a life. It’s also great for the cats and kittens because they get a home with food and loving care where they might have been doomed to a life in their own prison or euthanasia. Most of the cats come from abuse situations such as kitty mills, hoarding incidents, etc and this gives them great socialization and a lot of attention, while giving the inmates a sense of not on responsibility (caring for the cats) but also accomplishment (when the cats are considered fully rehabilitated and adopted.) This is a really great program, and no one should be dissing it without at least doing the very basest of fact checking.
TW: RAPE, HOMICIDE, PEDOPHILIA, BESTIALITY
Jim ruzicka is a rapist and a pedophile who began his history of molestation with bestiality. He had sex with animals before moving on to young girls. He was incarcerated after raping two women at knife point. He played nice in prison, gaining the trust of the prison guards until they let their guard down- then he escaped, raped a 14-year-old girl, strangled her, and hung her from a tree. Then he raped and murdered a 16-year old girl shortly after that. He was arrested again after raping another girl, this time 13 years old. Now not only are we entrusting him with homeless kittens, he is also the poster child of your ~convicts and kitties rehabilitation program~, painting him in a sympathetic light as a lost soul who just needs to be taught by kittens how to love again.
Know what this is called, folks? ding ding ding!: WHITE PRIVILEGE!
I’ll be quick to admit that the prison complex is unjust. People (mostly black, poor, queer, trans, of colour, women- and any and all of their intersections) are in there serving time for crimes they didn’t commit, serving high time for low crimes, for being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, for simply existing, or for defending themselves and their right to continue existing- THESE are the ones who need compassion, empathy, and rehabilitation.
But out of all of these people, you chose to depict and defend Jim fucking ruzicka?!?!? He doesn’t deserve sympathy, he doesn’t deserve rehabilitation, he doesn’t deserve feline companions (nor should he be trusted with them). He deserves to rot.
Pick someone else.
shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!
Now, however, a new cadre of Palestinian filmmakers is trying to show the complexity of Palestinian life, and therefore Palestinians’ humanity. Filmmakers such as Michel Khleifi, Elia Suleiman, Hany Abu Assad, Azza el Hassan, Suha Arraf, Raed, Saed Andoni and others have portrayed much more…
I see that as such a false dichotomy. I think if you support the state of Israel as a safe and secure homeland for the Jewish people, then you have to also support the creation of the Palestinian state with the same ambitions that the Palestinian people to have: to live in their own state.
If you support the Palestinians and their right to live in freedom and in their own state, you have to support that for the Jews to live in Israel. You can’t be pro-Israel without being pro-Palestinian, and you can’t be pro-Palestinian without being pro-Israel, and all of that is pro-peace.
The Liverpool striker is suspected of having made generous donation and his love of dogs is widely known
This is like the best thing you could be suspected of doing I hope I end up on the news like this someday
""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///
(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)
And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde
And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such
So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.
Boom de yada
Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”
the funny thing ist though, even if a character is described as having dark skin, dark hair and brown eyes, theyre still being cast as white
It’s also worth noting that the fact that a black person has blonde or red hair doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got a white ancestor kicking around in their family tree. Recent genetic studies suggest that the gene that codes for blonde hair in black African populations is completely different from the gene that codes for blonde hair in white European populations, and that blond hair among Aboriginal Australian populations is connected to yet a third gene. The same trait has independently arisen at least three times in humanity’s generic history, and only one of those cases is linked with light skin per se.
(Interestingly, this also means that the widspread belief that blonde hair is part of a complex of adaptations to low-sunlight regions is probably false, since populations that live in the sunniest parts of the world have their own blonde-hair mutations unrelated to the European one.)
Look at this weird cat I found.
Not sure what breed it is sorry.
State Representative Jeff Roorda-D Barnhart introduced a bill in the Missouri Legislature to keep the name of police officers who shoot suspects a secret.
Democratic Missouri State Representative Jeff Roorda-D Barnhart introduced a bill in the Missouri Legislature to keep the name of police officers who shoot someone in the line of duty a secret.
Roorda said he introduced the bill in 2009 out of safety concerns for police officers.
“Releasing a name could put someone in grave jeopardy,” Roorda said.
Roorda is also the business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association. The bill would have prevented the public from obtaining any records and documents involving police shootings if those documents contained the name of the officer who pulled the trigger.
Roorda said he was concerned about retaliation.
“That someone would retaliate, think they did something wrong and try to hurt them or their family,” Roorda said.
The bill never became law. The Police Officer’s Association eventually reached a compromise with the St. Louis Police Department. The department agreed to not release the name of the officer if it felt the officer could face a threat. After the compromise, Roorda decided not to pursue the legislation.
Roorda said he is concerned about the safety of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown, Jr, but Roorda is not commenting on the decision to release Wilson’s name.
“I’m not going to second guess Chief Jackson for releasing it, just like I’m not going to second guess him if he had not released it,” Roorda said.
Roorda said he has no plans to re-introduce the legislation. He said state law says the decision to release the name of an officer involved in a shooting must be done on a case by case basis.The protecting white cop criminals fad is getting old af real fast.
racism is a system
if you didn’t get it then, you should get it now people!