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The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.
America’s Flight 17 

Adm. George B. Crist, head of U.S. Central Command, issued a “non-punitive letter of censure” to the ship’s anti–air warfare officer, but Secretary of Defense Carlucci withdrew the letter. Not only that, but two years later, Capt. Rogers was issued the Legion of Merit “for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service” as the Vincennes’ commander “from April 1987 to May 1989.”
When the U.S. Navy shoots your commercial airline out of the sky, not only will they initially pretend that they didn’t, but they’ll award the captain responsible. But what they really hate us for is “our freedom.”

themorningnews:

The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.

America’s Flight 17

Adm. George B. Crist, head of U.S. Central Command, issued a “non-punitive letter of censure” to the ship’s anti–air warfare officer, but Secretary of Defense Carlucci withdrew the letter. Not only that, but two years later, Capt. Rogers was issued the Legion of Merit “for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service” as the Vincennes’ commander “from April 1987 to May 1989.”

When the U.S. Navy shoots your commercial airline out of the sky, not only will they initially pretend that they didn’t, but they’ll award the captain responsible. But what they really hate us for is “our freedom.”

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects between 25% and 44% of women, and significantly compromises their physical and mental health. Despite the high prevalence of IPV and adverse health impacts, underlying societal conditions create the context for such violence to occur, including the normalization and romanticizing of violence in popular culture (e.g., books, music, film).
Amy E. Bonomi, ‘‘Double Crap!’’ Abuse and Harmed Identity in Fifty Shades of Grey (via foucault-the-haters)
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Dire predictions about jobs being destroyed spread across California in 2012 as voters debated whether to enact the sales and, for those near the top of the income ladder, stiff income tax increases in Proposition 30. Million-dollar-plus earners face a 3 percentage-point increase on each additional dollar.

“It hurts small business and kills jobs,” warned the Sacramento Taxpayers Association, the National Federation of Independent Business/California, and Joel Fox, president of the Small Business Action Committee.

So what happened after voters approved the tax increases, which took effect at the start of 2013?

Last year California added 410,418 jobs, an increase of 2.8 percent over 2012, significantly better than the 1.8 percent national increase in jobs.