"Intention, good or bad, is not enough."

opposition research makes me laugh and cry disgusting, funny tears

bluemantle:

Recently my grandmother found out I’m queer. Her response was to tell me that she disapproves of me living with my “friend” (i.e. my girlfriend) and that I should give up my vile queer ways and become a Christian (Lol). She even sent me a bible.  Here are its remains, which I made into black-out poetry.

Poem 1: Bisexual (from Leviticus 19:9)— “Have sexual relations with her.  Have sexual relations with him.  Have sexual relations with both a woman and a man.  Have sexual relations with yourself. Vomit on everyone who does not respect you.”

Poem 2: Fisting (from Judges 8:5)— “water/ lap the water/ drink/go down to drink/your hands/go down/I give into your hands/go down/encouraged/down/on the seashore/the whole hand/your hand/inside/I get to the edge/and shout/grasping/crying out/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/God/I came”

Poem 3: A Letter to the Exiles (from Jeremiah 28:13) — “Ze said: ‘Do not let lies name you, nor harm your heart. Gather. Raise the sword against them. They scorn and reproach, for they have not listened— again and again have not listened.’ “

Poem 4: Child (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “Your father and your mother rubbed salt in. No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough for you, for on the day you were born you were despised. Live! Grow.  I looked at you and saw you were enough.”

Poem 5: Father (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “You never adored us. You became very angry. You took some out on us. Your sons and daughters were not enough? You slaughtered— in all your detestable practices— our youth.”

Poem 6: Misandry (from Acts 27:41) — “Dangerous men should be broken.”

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visionmakermedia:

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thepeoplesrecord:

brandylynnstewart:

thepeoplesrecord:

Fentanyl OD Alert for heroin users & friends of heroin users - especially on the east coast!
From NYT: 

Recently, 22 people died in and around Pittsburgh after overdosing from a batch of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a powerful opiate usually found in patches given to cancer patients. Heroin containing fentanyl, which gives a more intense but potentially more dangerous high, has begun to appear in New York City, said Kati Cornell, a spokeswoman for Bridget G. Brennan, the special narcotics prosecutor for the city. An undercover officer bought fentanyl-laced heroin on Jan. 14 from a dealer in the Bronx, she said. The dealer did not warn of the mixture, which is not apparent to the user; subsequent testing revealed it. (The patches themselves had turned up in drug seizures in the city before, she said.)

For any NYC people who are interested in getting trained in opiate overdose reversal, you can find programs that do this training for free here. 
(Also, I work for Streetwork Project, the organization mentioned above & you can find more info about our services offered to homeless youth in our LES/Harlem drop-ins here.) 

Or just don’t do heroin at all. There’s a fucking idea for ya.

This post wasn’t a D.A.R.E. advertisement for judgmental people who shame drug users by saying “well just don’t do it anymore!!!111.”  
It is for heroin users & friends of heroin users.
It’s about harm reduction, support & life-saving opiate overdose reversal training information so people don’t have to fucking die because they have a drug addiction. Harm reduction is a social justice strategy based on respect & care for drug users. 
We can either accept that there are systematic social, political & economic forces that increase people’s vulnerability to drug use by providing this information or we can pretend the issue doesn’t exist & leave users behind to overdose. 

thepeoplesrecord:

brandylynnstewart:

thepeoplesrecord:

Fentanyl OD Alert for heroin users & friends of heroin users - especially on the east coast!

From NYT

Recently, 22 people died in and around Pittsburgh after overdosing from a batch of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a powerful opiate usually found in patches given to cancer patients. Heroin containing fentanyl, which gives a more intense but potentially more dangerous high, has begun to appear in New York City, said Kati Cornell, a spokeswoman for Bridget G. Brennan, the special narcotics prosecutor for the city. An undercover officer bought fentanyl-laced heroin on Jan. 14 from a dealer in the Bronx, she said. The dealer did not warn of the mixture, which is not apparent to the user; subsequent testing revealed it. (The patches themselves had turned up in drug seizures in the city before, she said.)

For any NYC people who are interested in getting trained in opiate overdose reversal, you can find programs that do this training for free here. 

(Also, I work for Streetwork Project, the organization mentioned above & you can find more info about our services offered to homeless youth in our LES/Harlem drop-ins here.

Or just don’t do heroin at all. There’s a fucking idea for ya.

This post wasn’t a D.A.R.E. advertisement for judgmental people who shame drug users by saying “well just don’t do it anymore!!!111.”  

It is for heroin users & friends of heroin users.

It’s about harm reduction, support & life-saving opiate overdose reversal training information so people don’t have to fucking die because they have a drug addiction. Harm reduction is a social justice strategy based on respect & care for drug users. 

We can either accept that there are systematic social, political & economic forces that increase people’s vulnerability to drug use by providing this information or we can pretend the issue doesn’t exist & leave users behind to overdose. 

writing an argument paper about the Keystone XL Pipeline against my personal beliefs and it’s killing my spirit 

but it’s only 1,000 words 

but fuck college

blackknightmedia:

Black Wall Street and The Tulsa Race Riots

On May 31st, 1921 the town of Greenwood, Oklahoma better known “Black Wall Street” was destroyed by white Terrorist jealous of the economic success of the town’s Black residents. The “Tulsa Race Riots” actually lasted over 24 hours. This is a small before & after look at the town of Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma aka “Black Wall Street”.

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Skin walkers mull ‘official’ association

tlo-chi-iin:

By Sam Deschinny 

Tsebonito—Clark Yazzie spends his day as a custodian at the Navajo Nation zoo. There he takes care of animals large and small, from turkeys to cougars. But at night in the cloak of darkness, this otherwise average Window Rock employee dawns a coyote skin and engages in what many call, ‘witchcraft.’ But this otherwise secretive practice is about to see some dramatic changes if Yazzie’s proposed incorporation of skin walkers into an official association is successful.

“I think we’ve gotten a bad wrap, it’s time we create an association to lobby in the interest of those who practice dark incantations. We provide a critical service to the Navajo Nation, especially to Window Rock. You don’t know how many times I’ve been asked by a political official to curse his or her advisory. But our services are rarely recognized. It’s time we get our dues,” Yazzie said. 

Yazzie filed paperwork with the Navajo Business Opportunity Office late Monday morning to incorporate, “The Navajo Skin Walker Association” (NSA). He feels that without an official organization, like the Navajo Medicine Men Association, skin walkers can’t effectively lobby the Navajo Nation Council and influence legislation.

Commenting on the 2002 passage of the “Foundation of the Diné, Diné Law and Diné Government,” commonly referred to as “the fundamental laws,” Yazzie said: 

“You don’t know how hard it was for us to get anything in the fundamental laws. We weren’t invited to any meetings. Finally we had to ask Edward T. Begay to put in a provision saying that it’s traditional to ‘compete in business.’ This is found in what’s called Navajo ‘common law.’ A couple of us (skin walkers) got together and decided there is nothing more evil and insidious than capitalism, so we got the Speaker to include this in the ‘common law project’”

When I asked him how skin walkers could keep their identities confidential while creating a formal organization, Yazzie said, “that’s easy, we have already hired a lobbyist who we think will understands our organization well, Ervin Keeswood. He is former Navajo Nation Council delegate and current lobbyist for Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), a close partner of ours.” 

Yazzie said this lobbyist would serve as “the face” of the organization, but otherwise, the membership would remain secret. Dues would be paid, a hierarchy selected (i.e., president, vice-president, treasury), but official membership would remain confidential.

“Most of us have contacts in Window Rock anyway, we just need to organize ourselves in a coherent fashion. It really isn’t a lot of work.”

But critics are afraid that the creation of a skin walker organization will damage the practice of skin walking.

Harrison Tso, a self-proclaimed ‘skin walker originalist,’ said that the founding clans of the Diné intended that skin walking remain an ‘informal’ practice.

“I think that skin walking belongs to the people. Once it is turned into an organization, it’s sure to cause corruption and nepotism among the skin walking ranks. Assignments will go to family members or friends of head skin walkers. You’ll never see the end of it. Soon we won’t get anything done.”

Other critics argue that skin walking is evil and shouldn’t be practiced. The cherry-faced Pastor Bill Bishop from the First Evangelical Church of Nazareth Nazlini said, “it’s wicked, all these ‘traditional practices are from Satan. He’s really behind this effort. Pray with me!”

“It’s these loose morals from the Obama administration” Bishop continued. “That’s why Satan is running rampant across the reservation.” 

But Satan responded, “I’m working with the Obama administration, but they won’t let me touch reservation. That’s the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Apparently the Department of Interior is really careful about who can work with tribes following the Cobell settlement. Not even the Prince of Darkness can get in. I have to get cleared as a contractor, which is years of paperwork and it’s not worth my effort.”

Meanwhile, Yazzie said he should hear back from the Navajo Business Opportunity Office next month. If successful, Yazzie then plans to call the first Annul Navajo Skin Walker Association meeting in summer of 2014, likely at the new Twin Arrows Casino, which Yazzie described as,“the best place for a skin walker to blend in with the general public. 

I’m the sickest I’ve ever been, and I’m still going to get hookah tomorrow night