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[You’re a Terrorist]
If you have an internet connection, you’re a terrorist. If you have friends in the Middle East, you’re a terrorist. If you watched the Dark Knight and loved it, you’re a terrorist. If you travel, you’re a terrorist. If you’re reading this right now, you’re a terrorist.
“Instead of a watchlist limited to actual, known terrorists, the government has built a vast system based on the unproven and flawed premise that it can predict if a person will commit a terrorist act in the future”-Hina Shamsi (ACLU National Security Project)

[article]:https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/07/23/blacklisted/
[Watchlisting document]:https://firstlook.org/theintercept/document/2014/07/23/march-2013-watchlisting-guidance/

[You’re a Terrorist]

If you have an internet connection, you’re a terrorist. If you have friends in the Middle East, you’re a terrorist. If you watched the Dark Knight and loved it, you’re a terrorist. If you travel, you’re a terrorist. If you’re reading this right now, you’re a terrorist.

“Instead of a watchlist limited to actual, known terrorists, the government has built a vast system based on the unproven and flawed premise that it can predict if a person will commit a terrorist act in the future”
-Hina Shamsi (ACLU National Security Project)

Today in practical, informative art: A feminist art student has designed a wearable guide to female anatomy, in the form of stylish high-waisted women’s underwear and a matching t-shirt bra. Eleanor Haswell’s project, “Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy?,” celebrates the female body with a scientific diagram of the reproductive system — from ovary to fallopian tube to broad ligament — lying roughly in the location where each component actually exists, along with a “full coverage” brassiere that depicts the nipple and areola in their full glory.

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/21/free_the_nipple_and_wear_vagina_panties/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Today in practical, informative art: A feminist art student has designed a wearable guide to female anatomy, in the form of stylish high-waisted women’s underwear and a matching t-shirt bra. Eleanor Haswell’s project, “Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy?,” celebrates the female body with a scientific diagram of the reproductive system — from ovary to fallopian tube to broad ligament — lying roughly in the location where each component actually exists, along with a “full coverage” brassiere that depicts the nipple and areola in their full glory.

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/21/free_the_nipple_and_wear_vagina_panties/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

[On the fence]With drug cartel violence, economic loss, and Republican outcry, is denying immigrants at the border the more humane choice?The recent dramatic surge of immigrants trying to cross into the United States has provoked another incessant national diatribe on immigration, illegals, and inaction. One side claims not enough action has been taken to create a bulwark against illegal immigration. The other claims not enough has been done to help streamline immigration processes and tugs on the heartstrings of voters to think of the children being deported. Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was sending 1,000 Texan National Guard units to assist Border Patrol in managing the massive influx of illegals fleeing economic poverty and increasing drug cartel violence in Central America. Across the southern border states though, small towns have made it clear where they stand on the issue of allowing these “busloads of babies in their mothers’ laps” and other immigrants to stay in their country; the resounding message is, “No”.http://deepcor.com/news/1187/opinion-immigration-ignorance-and-inactionimage: R.J. Matson

[On the fence]

With drug cartel violence, economic loss, and Republican outcry, is denying immigrants at the border the more humane choice?

The recent dramatic surge of immigrants trying to cross into the United States has provoked another incessant national diatribe on immigration, illegals, and inaction. One side claims not enough action has been taken to create a bulwark against illegal immigration. The other claims not enough has been done to help streamline immigration processes and tugs on the heartstrings of voters to think of the children being deported. Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was sending 1,000 Texan National Guard units to assist Border Patrol in managing the massive influx of illegals fleeing economic poverty and increasing drug cartel violence in Central America. Across the southern border states though, small towns have made it clear where they stand on the issue of allowing these “busloads of babies in their mothers’ laps” and other immigrants to stay in their country; the resounding message is, “No”.

http://deepcor.com/news/1187/opinion-immigration-ignorance-and-inaction

image: R.J. Matson

[US Flights Banned] #breakingThe Federal Aviation Administration (#FAA) has issued a 24-hour ban on all U.S. flights in and out of #Israel after a rocket fired from #Gaza exploded near Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport.http://mashable.com/2014/07/22/us-airlines-delta-israel/http://www.businessinsider.com/flights-halted-to-israel-2014-7http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-avivimage: Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg

[US Flights Banned] #breaking

The Federal Aviation Administration (#FAA) has issued a 24-hour ban on all U.S. flights in and out of #Israel after a rocket fired from #Gaza exploded near Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport.

http://mashable.com/2014/07/22/us-airlines-delta-israel/

http://www.businessinsider.com/flights-halted-to-israel-2014-7

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv

image: Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg