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Vermonter, Artist, Progressive, 'Nuff said
brockdavis:

Broccoli House
I couldn’t build a tree house for my son, so I built him a broccoli house instead.

brockdavis:

Broccoli House

I couldn’t build a tree house for my son, so I built him a broccoli house instead.

Amid all the talk of Iran is aiming to equip itself with nuclear weapons (Report, 14 April), it seems too often ignored that the one Middle East country that indisputably has nuclear weapons is Israel. The person who, in 1986, produced the conclusive evidence for Israel having these weapons was Mordechai Vanunu. For this “crime” he has suffered 26 years loss of freedom: 18 years in prison – 12 of these in solitary confinement – followed by eight years of being forced to live in Israel against his wishes, under stringent limitations on his freedom of movement, speech and association. If an Iranian scientist came forward with firm evidence that Iran was secretly equipping itself with nuclear weapons this would be regarded as a brave act worthy of praise not punishment; surely Mordechai’s identical action in relation to Israel’s nuclear weapons should be regarded in a similar light?

—Question of the day (via seecircumlocutory)

(Source: Guardian, via seecircumlocutory-deactivated20)

government-hookers:

ifweweremartians:

WATER or COKE - Can you believe this….? Not even about the sugar! WATER  #1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (also applies to half the world population)  #2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.  #3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as 3%.  #4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.  #5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. #6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.  #7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.  #8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day? COKE  #1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.  #2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.  #3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the ‘real thing’ sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china. #4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.  #5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion. Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.  #7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.  #8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield. FOR YOUR INFORMATION:  #1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.  #2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials. #3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!  So the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke? By: Aaron Dinh

I’ve heard some of these before, but would really like some sources.

As a dancer and an athlete I consume a minimum of 3 liters of water in a day and I can verify the truth of WATER: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 because on the days when I consume less water I almost immediately develop the symptoms mentioned in those facts.

government-hookers:

ifweweremartians:

WATER or COKE - Can you believe this….? Not even about the sugar!

WATER
#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (also applies to half the world population)
#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as 3%.
#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79% and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?

COKE
#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the ‘real thing’ sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion. Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
#8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
#1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches
calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

So the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke?

By: Aaron Dinh

I’ve heard some of these before, but would really like some sources.

As a dancer and an athlete I consume a minimum of 3 liters of water in a day and I can verify the truth of WATER: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 because on the days when I consume less water I almost immediately develop the symptoms mentioned in those facts.

How The War On Drugs Has Destroyed The Fourth Amendment

letterstomycountry:

Editor’s note: this essay is excerpted from a law review note & comment being written by your humble blogger for submission and publication to a law review journal.  This section addresses the effects of the War on Drugs on America’s federal Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.  If you have questions regarding anything you see here, or are looking for source info, feel free to send me a message via Ask Box.  Also, Keep in mind that Tumblr is not a scholarly source, as much as we all might fancy ourselves to be “wicked smaht,” as Will Hunting might say.  So if by chance you are looking to cite the substance of this article for academic reasons, please hold off for awhile until the article is completed and submitted, which will occur sometime in June, 2012, at which time it will be competent to cite as an unpublished article.

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          In 1984, two years after Reagan declared his support for the War on Drugs, the Supreme Court decided United States v. Leon.[1]  The defendants in Leon were suspected of drug trafficking.[2]  A police investigation sparked by a “confidential informant of unproven reliability”[3] eventually led the police to the home of Alberto Leon, in Burbank, California.[4]  After further investigation, the police executed a search warrant at Leon’s residence and discovered large quantities of drugs, after which Leon was arrested.[5]  The search warrant was later found to be defective at a pre-trial suppression hearing.[6] Leon moved to suppress the drug evidence discovered at his Burbank residence on the basis of the defective warrant.[7]  Applying the rule from Mapp v. Ohio,[8] the district court granted Leon’s motion to suppress.[9] The Court of Appeals affirmed.[10] 

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You guys need to read this.  The only thing I have to say here is this is blatant disregard of human rights.  IF THE POLICE ARE GOING TO IGNORE THE 4TH AMENDMENT THEN WHY THE FUCK DO WE EVEN HAVE IT IN THERE?!  IF THEY CAN IGNORE THIS AMENDMENT, WHAT IS GOING TO STOP THEM FROM IGNORING ALL THE OTHERS?!  We have laws for a god damn fucking reason and these assholes ARE CLEARLY ABOVE THE LAW AND BELIEVE THAT HUMAN RIGHTS ARE A NUISANCE THAT GET IN THE WAY OF JUSTICE.