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Elizabeth Peña has passed away on October 14, 2014 at the age of 55. The Cuban actress, with a professional career spanning nearly 40 years, left us on the night of October 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She had recently wrapped work on the first season of the El Rey Network’s action series, Matador, where she played the title character’s mother Maritza.

Well known in roles like La Bamba, Rush Hour, I married Dora, Modern Family and the voice of Mirage in the Incredibles.

:(

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The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.
Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another.
"Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.
Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.
Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death.
"They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.
A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death.
"I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.
According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half.
"I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."
It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.

:(

jesus..

let’s care just as much about black girls being murdered as we do about black boys. signal boost.

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Sexism 60’s

jesus???????????????

What the fuck was wrong with men in the 60’s?

advertising is important as it’s the historian’s best resource for identifying the values of an era. but yeah, these were fucked. the 60s was generally as fucked as the 50s. people forget that. 

It literally says ‘men are better than women’ in bold type, what the fuck. I knew this was a thing, but that is a lack of subtlety I couldn’t have written into a spoof…

This is the generation that spawned most of our parents… People our parents’ age run Washington. Starting to make sense?

When you look to the past, the struggles of the present become a great deal more clear.

fuck. this. and people who think this way.

is this real life? unbelievable 

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Sexual Assault of Japanese Girls and Women Involving US Military in Okinawa
There have been  5,584 criminal cases involving US military personnel during since 1972, including 559 atrocious cases of murder, burglary and rape. In Japan, sexual and violent cases such as rape or indecent assault are often not made public, so the number of actual cases is considered much higher. There have been a handful of very notable, reported cases of US personnel attacking and murdering young Japanese girls and women:


x The 1995 Okinawa rape incident refers to a rape that took place on September 4, 1995, when three U.S. servicemen - U.S. Navy Seaman Marcus Gill and U.S. Marines Rodrico Harp and Kendrick Ledet, all from Camp Hansen on Okinawa - rented a van and kidnapped a 12-year-old Japanese girl. They beat her, duct-taped her eyes and mouth shut, and bound her hands. Gill and Harp then raped her, while Ledet claimed he only pretended to do so out of fear of Gill. The incident led to further debate over the continued presence of U.S. forces in Japan.x Two US Navy sailors have been convicted of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa while on duty. The rape, which occurred in October, provoked anger among locals and forced the American military to enforce a curfew upon its service members.The two Americans plead guilty to the charges, admitting to raping the young Japanese woman and robbing her of about $76 in October 2012. The indictment claims that the two sailors “attacked the woman as she walked along a street in central Okinawa just before 4 a.m., choking her and covering her mouth, causing a neck sprain, as they forced her to have sex” with both of them.x The Yumiko-chan incident refers to the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl named Yumiko Nagayama (sometimes reported as Yumiko Arakaki) by a 31-year-old American soldier stationed in Okinawa, that took place September 3, 1955, ten years into the U.S. occupation of Okinawa, which at that time was not part of Japan. Yumiko went to kindergarten that day. It was noticed at about 8 p.m that she was missing, when she didn’t come home from playing outdoors when the sun set.The next day, her body was found in a military garbage dump on the Kadena Air Base. She had been raped and murdered, and her body looked as if it had “been cut up with a sharp knife from the abdominal region to the bowel.” An indictment was submitted against Sergeant Isaac J. Hurt (sometimes incorrectly reported as Isaac J. Hart) of B Battalion, 32nd Artillery Division, on charges of murder, rape and kidnapping of a girl.

Much of the native Okinawan population overwhelming supports closing of US bases on the islands. The Japanese government has begun talks to consider closing the controversial US Marines base Futenma within the next few years. However, it will only be located;The relocation project outlines that 60 hectares of coastal land would need to be reclaimed during the five-year construction plan, much to the annoyance and anger of local prefectural officials, as well as the islanders, who are concerned that the construction work will irrevocably damage the local fishing industry as well as the natural environment. x
US Military presence in Okinawa is not only a drain on our people, but even today poses a very dangerous and very real risk to the Japanese people who rightfully belong and exist there.
Some more white history / white culture for your morning.

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

Sexual Assault of Japanese Girls and Women Involving US Military in Okinawa

There have been  5,584 criminal cases involving US military personnel during since 1972, including 559 atrocious cases of murder, burglary and rape. In Japan, sexual and violent cases such as rape or indecent assault are often not made public, so the number of actual cases is considered much higher. There have been a handful of very notable, reported cases of US personnel attacking and murdering young Japanese girls and women:

x The 1995 Okinawa rape incident refers to a rape that took place on September 4, 1995, when three U.S. servicemen - U.S. Navy Seaman Marcus Gill and U.S. Marines Rodrico Harp and Kendrick Ledet, all from Camp Hansen on Okinawa - rented a van and kidnapped a 12-year-old Japanese girl. They beat her, duct-taped her eyes and mouth shut, and bound her hands. Gill and Harp then raped her, while Ledet claimed he only pretended to do so out of fear of Gill. The incident led to further debate over the continued presence of U.S. forces in Japan.

x Two US Navy sailors have been convicted of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa while on duty. The rape, which occurred in October, provoked anger among locals and forced the American military to enforce a curfew upon its service members.

The two Americans plead guilty to the charges, admitting to raping the young Japanese woman and robbing her of about $76 in October 2012. The indictment claims that the two sailors “attacked the woman as she walked along a street in central Okinawa just before 4 a.m., choking her and covering her mouth, causing a neck sprain, as they forced her to have sex” with both of them.

x The Yumiko-chan incident refers to the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl named Yumiko Nagayama (sometimes reported as Yumiko Arakaki) by a 31-year-old American soldier stationed in Okinawa, that took place September 3, 1955, ten years into the U.S. occupation of Okinawa, which at that time was not part of Japan. Yumiko went to kindergarten that day. It was noticed at about 8 p.m that she was missing, when she didn’t come home from playing outdoors when the sun set.

The next day, her body was found in a military garbage dump on the Kadena Air Base. She had been raped and murdered, and her body looked as if it had “been cut up with a sharp knife from the abdominal region to the bowel.” An indictment was submitted against Sergeant Isaac J. Hurt (sometimes incorrectly reported as Isaac J. Hart) of B Battalion, 32nd Artillery Division, on charges of murder, rape and kidnapping of a girl.

Much of the native Okinawan population overwhelming supports closing of US bases on the islands. The Japanese government has begun talks to consider closing the controversial US Marines base Futenma within the next few years. However, it will only be located;
The relocation project outlines that 60 hectares of coastal land would need to be reclaimed during the five-year construction plan, much to the annoyance and anger of local prefectural officials, as well as the islanders, who are concerned that the construction work will irrevocably damage the local fishing industry as well as the natural environment. x

US Military presence in Okinawa is not only a drain on our people, but even today poses a very dangerous and very real risk to the Japanese people who rightfully belong and exist there.

Some more white history / white culture for your morning.

Adios Amigo

I consider myself a pretty open person but when it comes to certain things, I keep quiet. I respect the privacy of anyone who has made it into any of my stories but I had to get this one off my chest. HAD TO.

"I’m going to pray for you and hope that if you ever have a family and have kids that your husband never does this you and some stupid bitch comes along and ruin your marriage and hurts your kids and breaks up a family yarmina."

That was just one of the many messages my (ex?) best friend’s wife sent to me over the course of 48 hours. Oh, there were messages and about 11 ignored phone calls from her phone number.

Out of respect for my best friend, I didn’t disrespect the mother of his children. Even when she slung so much verbal mud at me but it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been called a “stupid bitch,” so I didn’t let it bother me too much.

What provoked this woman to spew such hatred at me? Did I sleep with her husband? No, he lives over a thousand miles away and is very much like a brother to me. That would be incest. No thank you. Did I encourage him to ever cheat on her? No, if anything I encouraged him to work on their relationship, even though I saw her for what she was; a controlling, insecure mess.

What was my crime? Accepting occasional phone calls from my best friend. When I say occasional, I mean once every 3 months at most. And the conversations never lasted very long. She decided to be a creeper and analyze his phone bills and call a number that appeared a few times. A number from new york. A number she knew was mine.

My best friend and I lost touch for a long time and had only recently gotten in touch again. It wasn’t like old times, it never could be. Once you stop talking to someone you used to talk to just about everyday, you start filling in your time with other people and other activities. You have a void that you suddenly have to fill and with a heavy heart  you do it, knowing that things will never be the same.

Guys and girls CAN be just friends. That’s what he and I were. We never did anything that would define our relationship as anything but platonic. I’ve never been a home wrecker and to have someone accuse me of it was offensive. My friend asked me not to respond to her and I didn’t. As much as I wanted to, I didn’t because while I am a thousand miles away from her, he would have to go home to her everyday and suffer for whatever insults I threw at her.

If only I could tell her…

You’re insecure for absolutely no reason. Your husband and I have never ridiculed you or disrespected you. We never laughed at how we were secretly talking to each other every now and then. You deserve a mother of the year award for threatening to leave your husband and me, a person you detest, with your kids so that we could do, quote, “whatever the fuck we want”. That was an incredibly stupid thing to say.

I’m not a home wrecker. I’m not in the position, nor would I want to be, to destroy your home so if it’s wrecked, you did that without any of my help. Constantly throwing accusations of cheating at your husband, who loves you so much he never shut up about it, probably did it. And guess what? I never asked him to shut up about it. Friends rejoice in the happiness of their friends. That’s friendship 101.

I do wish you the best though. You are the mother of his children. Your lives are connected forever and I hope that connection is solid and someday becomes one that brings you absolute joy. A happy wife means a happy life, right? I really hope it works out for both of you.

I won’t apologize for being a friend. I’m not sorry for being there when he needed someone to talk to.  However, I’m sorry she never gave me a chance. I’m sorry my friend didn’t tell her we reconnected and believe me, we would talk about it. But how could he even bring up my name when it would only cause a fight? I’m sorry she didn’t realize that I would have been a good friend to her too, if she’d only allowed it. I was ready to have a new sister and welcome her with open arms but she shut me out without a second thought.

Letting go of a friend is never easy especially when it’s a decision that’s made for you. That’s what you do when you know their happiness is at risk, you let go- never closing the door though, because you never know when they might need an old friend to talk to.

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me as hell

everyone should watch this every day

lol.. cute