April242014

Yo like South African TV dinners are actually awful there is no way that this ever has or will be considered “lasagna” 

9AM
chubbymanatee:


ah how could i forget to post my own blackout poetry piece

chubbymanatee:

ah how could i forget to post my own blackout poetry piece

(via seymourandsylvia)

9AM

peashooter85:

Bodyslammin’ Nazi’s,

Believe it or not, in the 1930’s American had its own Nazi party.  The German American Bund was a fascist organization founded by the German immigrant Heinz Spanknoble under the directions of Nazi Deputy Chief Rudolf Hess.  The group was openly pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic.  On the eve of World War II a Nazi group in America was about as popular as well… a Nazi group today.

One day in 1939 the Nazi’s at the German American Bund headquarters in New York were astonished to see a diminutive man place a ladder in front of their building and tear down the large sign at their doorway which read "No Dogs or Jews Allowed!".  The Nazi’s wanted retribution, and faster than a Hitler salute the 5’4”, 140 pound little middle aged man found himself surrounded by 20 armed fascist thugs.

The diminutive little man was a Jewish immigrant named Joseph Greenstein.  As a child Greenstein was forced to flee his home in Poland in the early 1900’s to escape a rash of anti-Semitic violence.  Joe Greenstein, also known by the stage name “The Mighty Atom” made a fine living for himself in America as a circus strongman and professional wrestler.  Earning himself the title “The Worlds Strongest Man”, Greenstein’s act included such feats as bending metal bars, straightening horseshoes, biting nails in half with his teeth, driving nails with his bare hands, changing a car tire without any tools, snapping chains wrapped around his chest through chest expansion, squat lifting a car, and resisting the takeoff of an airplane with his hair.  He was also known for having apprenticed with strongmen from Russia and India, trained with the famous heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, and once sustained a .38 caliber pointblank gunshot to the skull without being injured.

The Nazi’s intended to re-arrange Greenstein’s face, free of charge.  One of the Nazi’s sneaked behind Greenstein and pinned his arms while three or four others proceeded to punch and kick him.  The fight only went downhill for the Nazi’s from there.  Moments later the police arrived on the scene to find 20 incapacitated men, and one uninjured Joseph Greenstein.

Greenstein was charged with aggravated assault, grievous bodily harm, and mass mayhem.  However the judge dismissed the case due to disbelief that one man could take on 20.  There was also a severe lack of evidence since 20 of the Nazi’s, many of whom were still in the hospital, refused to testify against him.

During World War II Greenstein did war bond tours for the US Military.  He also trained police officers and soldiers in Jiu Jitsu and unarmed combat.  Greenstein continued his act even into his old age.  He was featured in the Guiness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.  On his off time he made and sold his own handmade coconut body soaps.  His last act occurred on May 11th, 1977 at Madison Square Garden.  Six months later he lost his final battle, succumbing to cancer at the age of 84.  

(Source: beezone.com, via georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov)

April232014
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas, October, 1942.”
(LoC)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas, October, 1942.”

(LoC)

(Source: loc.gov)

6PM

spevinkacey:

i found presidential fan fiction I’m really distressed 

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(via hotasspresidents)

6PM
3PM

Tea Party Group Endorses Tillis

politicsnc:

Tea Party Group Endorses Tillis

A Tea Party group has endorsed Thom Tillis for U.S. Senate. This is a curious decision; Tillis doesn’t really have a reputation as a “Tea Party” candidate. But the story behind it is even more interesting.

The group in question is the Catawba Valley Tea Party, which is based in the Hickory/Conover region. The endorsement came about as a result of a non-endorsement: apparently Greg Brannon…

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3PM
think-progress:

Oops: New records show IRS targeted progressive groups more extensively than Tea Party groups.

think-progress:

Oops: New records show IRS targeted progressive groups more extensively than Tea Party groups.

April222014
humanrightswatch:

Louisiana Taking Away Medicaid Lifeline for Disabled, Other Vulnerable Residents
Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans. They were struggling not only with homelessness, but also with Donna’s mounting health problems, which included hepatitis C, cirrhosis of the liver, encephalitis, pancreatitis and chronic anemia. Donna was a “frequent flyer” at the emergency room, often five to 10 times a month, but her health was getting steadily worse.
Social workers using federal and state resources helped Donna find housing and got her on a state program called “disability Medicaid,” which covers health care costs for people who meet federal disability criteria but are not yet on the federal program. This important initiative, common in many states, is a bridge to health services for people applying for federal benefits, which can take years.
Although the program was a lifesaver for Donna, Gov. Bobby Jindal terminated “disability Medicaid” in Louisiana as of Jan. 1, leaving 9,200 people across the state with no coverage.
Read more.
Photo: An outreach team from Unity Of Greater New Orleans counsels a homeless man on housing options, January 2011. © 2011 AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

humanrightswatch:

Louisiana Taking Away Medicaid Lifeline for Disabled, Other Vulnerable Residents

Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans. They were struggling not only with homelessness, but also with Donna’s mounting health problems, which included hepatitis C, cirrhosis of the liver, encephalitis, pancreatitis and chronic anemia. Donna was a “frequent flyer” at the emergency room, often five to 10 times a month, but her health was getting steadily worse.

Social workers using federal and state resources helped Donna find housing and got her on a state program called “disability Medicaid,” which covers health care costs for people who meet federal disability criteria but are not yet on the federal program. This important initiative, common in many states, is a bridge to health services for people applying for federal benefits, which can take years.

Although the program was a lifesaver for Donna, Gov. Bobby Jindal terminated “disability Medicaid” in Louisiana as of Jan. 1, leaving 9,200 people across the state with no coverage.

Read more.

Photo: An outreach team from Unity Of Greater New Orleans counsels a homeless man on housing options, January 2011. © 2011 AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

1PM
12PM

His palms are sweaty, knees weakarms spaghetti

Sorry that’s all this made me think of

(Source: belleresources, via waterbeing)

12PM
robscharf:

Lugano, Switzerland

It’s like Cape Town but with the mountain on the wrong side. 

robscharf:

Lugano, Switzerland

It’s like Cape Town but with the mountain on the wrong side. 

11AM

(Source: wowsodoge)

10AM

yourlifeisapie:

cordelias-coriander-condiment:

Who else misses Tumblr before it was this?

i didn’t think it was possible to be bigoted about some things but yesterday i came across a completely serious, non-satirical rant about how the word edamame is cultural appropriation unless japanese if your native language.

who are these people. how do they survive out there in the world. 

(via berningerr)

April212014

I’m beginning to be allergic to strong opinions on social media anywhere because angry or complaining people and their level of negativity make me really anxious

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