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Creepy, Drugs, and Facebook: Rebecca Wald 15 Mar at 13:24 The myth that school shooters are outcasts fighting back against bullies dates back to Columbine. At the time it was widely reported that Harris and Klebold were social rejects, and much was made of the meanness of popular kids. But the FBI concluded that Harris was a full-on psychopath, and that kids didn't like the boys because they did creepy things like walking around giving the Nazi salute. Even so, a few days before the attack Klebold took a date to the prom, crammed into a limo with a dozen friends. Still the myth persists. Walk Up, Not Out" is a campaign of cowardice, promoted by adults who want there to be a solution to school shootings that asks literally nothing of us. No tough choices, no exercise of political will, no speaking out to power - just ecturing kids on how to do better. We're good at that. It's also worth noting that only certain kids are privileged by this narrative. You've never seen moralizing Facebook posts arguing that if only the popular girls would sit down next to that Latino kid in the cafeteria, he wouldn't join MS-13. No. This argument only applies to crimes overwhelmingly committed by white boys. Their crimes are tragic betrayals of an underlying innocence that is never attributed to black boys selling drugs on the corner. lazerdoesfeminism: kids shouldn’t feel the need to befriend people just to avoid being murdered, that’s not how we solve this
Creepy, Drugs, and Facebook: Rebecca Wald
 15 Mar at 13:24
 The myth that school shooters are outcasts
 fighting back against bullies dates back to
 Columbine. At the time it was widely reported
 that Harris and Klebold were social rejects, and
 much was made of the meanness of popular
 kids. But the FBI concluded that Harris was a
 full-on psychopath, and that kids didn't like the
 boys because they did creepy things like
 walking around giving the Nazi salute. Even so,
 a few days before the attack Klebold took a
 date to the prom, crammed into a limo with a
 dozen friends. Still the myth persists.
 Walk Up, Not Out" is a campaign of cowardice,
 promoted by adults who want there to be a
 solution to school shootings that asks literally
 nothing of us. No tough choices, no exercise of
 political will, no speaking out to power - just
 ecturing kids on how to do better. We're good
 at that.
 It's also worth noting that only certain kids are
 privileged by this narrative. You've never seen
 moralizing Facebook posts arguing that if only
 the popular girls would sit down next to that
 Latino kid in the cafeteria, he wouldn't join
 MS-13. No. This argument only applies to
 crimes overwhelmingly committed by white
 boys. Their crimes are tragic betrayals of an
 underlying innocence that is never attributed to
 black boys selling drugs on the corner.
lazerdoesfeminism:
kids shouldn’t feel the need to befriend people just to avoid being murdered, that’s not how we solve this

lazerdoesfeminism: kids shouldn’t feel the need to befriend people just to avoid being murdered, that’s not how we solve this

Alive, America, and Anaconda: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! WH Gov TODAY 0:12 2.55M views 3:35 PM-14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid Ф @JoyAnnReid Following Every one of those pages protects your food from being filled with rat droppings, spoiled meat out of your deli, lead out of your paint, your child's medicine from being defective & corporations from polluting the air you breathe or dumping medical waste in the water you wade in Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room... 0:38 6:36 PM -14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h company becaus profitable to cut corners. And if no one's looking, people cut corners. Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air, water and safe food, medicine and workplaces. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Deregulation is designed to do only one thing: make corporations more profitable, by reducing the cost of doing business. Making products cleaner and safer costs money. Making workplaces safe and clean costs money. Keeping the air clean means less drilling, so less money. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s. Cal Coolidge has nothing on him. 164 880 4.2 feynites: bogleech: themightyglamazon: jumpingjacktrash: oh my god. let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon. picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then. every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising. i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog. i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then. i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning. i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes. or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window. ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam? i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water. and now look at it. i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know? if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kind who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were. i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late. I enforce federal worker health and safety and pollution regulations.  When I was learning my trade, when my classmates and I were having a chuckle over the “well duh” level of specificity written into the Code of Federal Regulations (try “no hazardous material shall be stored in crew berthing” on for size), I will never forget the silence that followed when our instructor spoke these words: “Your regulations are written in blood.” These regulations were not written on a whim. They were written because someone thought they could cut costs by storing however many more pounds of a radioactive, toxic, carcinogenic, or whatever else material in the same rooms where the human beings they paid to transport those materials slept, and then did that, because no one was telling them not to.  They were written because people died. Horrifically. Because unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering.  Can I say it again, for those not paying attention?  Unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering. Do we also need to fucking talk about the Radium Girls again who slowly fucking rotted alive because the company they worked for deliberately hid knowledge of radium’s effects on living matter? I’m gonna talk about it. It’s depressing and dark as hell, but if anyone ever thinks to themselves that companies will just regulate out of a sense of civic duty or basic human morality, and don’t need outside enforcement, then they need to keep this story in mind. United States Radium Corporation that knew radium was lethal, and hired factory girls to work at painting watches with glow-in-the-dark radium faces. To emphasize - they knew radium was lethal and dangerous. Scientists who worked with it wore safety equipment and knew better than to touch it with bare skin. The factory girls, on the other hand, were instructed by their employers to keep the tips of their paint brushes pointed by sucking them between their lips. An act that guaranteed that they were ingesting small amounts of radium daily. They were told that radium was safe, and in small doses even good for you - United States Radium Corporation had paid for ‘studies’ and promoted other products which used small amounts of radium, and had branded at as, basically, a medicinal curative that just need to be doled out in appropriate dosages. This was bullshit, and not even bullshit which the company higher ups could reasonably be expected to actually believe on all levels, with the information that they had readily at hand. What they knew was that a small amount of radium wouldn’t kill you right away, and that there was a two year statute of limitations on workers compensation claims. When the girls began dying and the finger was pointed at radium, the president of the United States Radium Corporation had an independent researcher investigate the claim. The research established that the link between the girls’ deaths and radium was clear. The company, not liking that result, covered up the independent research and hired other people to simply state that this was not the case. Of course, by this point there were dying factory workers who were literally glowing in the goddamn dark, whose bones had become so infused with radium that they were visibly radioactive in their autopsies (when said bones weren’t just falling out of them while they were alive, anyway), so of course the company was forced to admit - oh wait, no, they started stealing dead women’s bones from morgues so that they could dispute their causes of death. Like. Let’s be clear. United States Radium Corporation didn’t just fail to keep their workers sufficiently informed, they didn’t just not investigate things well enough, which would have been bad enough on its own. They told their employees to ingest a deadly substance, and when those DYING WOMEN got together with their last breaths to try and make the world aware of what was going on, purely to try and keep it from killing all the other girls who might get jobs in factories (because they were all doomed to painful cancerous death themselves), they paid for hush-ups and cover-ups and fake studies, and stooped to full-on grave robbing to keep people from finding out that they were killing women in droves. There were factory workers giving testimonies as they physically fell apart on their death beds. The company’s response was not to even revise workers’ regulations to be more safe. It was entirely, 100%, to lie about it, so they could keep making money and keep killing their workers. And do you want to know what happened to that company? To the United States Radium Corporation? It eventually became The Safety Light Corporation, and was decommissioned in 2005. The radium girls were dying in the late 1920′s. The company that killed them didn’t even go under with them, didn’t even die when their efforts to raise awareness actually resulted in better and more stringent regulations. So the prospect that better regulations will hurt a corporation are laughable. Even the corporations that deserve to be destroyed by them still manage to do alright when they’re forced to make less money and kill fewer people. Boo hoo, how sad for them. But inadequate regulations will kill actual human people. Full stop. Some companies will still adhere to ethics, sure, some will have people in charge or on various levels who care and can intervene. But not all of them. And the United States Radium Corporation was just ONE company. One company, that had no regulations to hold it accountable, that decided it didn’t care - and so many women died horrible, horrible deaths for it. Do not ever let anyone kid you about the ramifications of deregulation. And do not forget that people who died, with their dying breath, fought to establish regulations to keep you safe. Anyone who takes them away is spitting on their graves.
Alive, America, and Anaconda: Donald J. Trump
 @realDonaldTrump
 Follow
 In 1960, there were approximately 20,000
 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations.
 Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen
 in the Roosevelt Room
 Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to
 SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE
 AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

 WH
 Gov
 TODAY
 0:12 2.55M views
 3:35 PM-14 Dec 2017

 Joy Reid Ф
 @JoyAnnReid
 Following
 Every one of those pages protects your
 food from being filled with rat droppings,
 spoiled meat out of your deli, lead out of
 your paint, your child's medicine from
 being defective & corporations from
 polluting the air you breathe or dumping
 medical waste in the water you wade in
 Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
 In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the
 Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over
 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room...
 0:38
 6:36 PM -14 Dec 2017

 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h
 company becaus
 profitable to cut corners. And if no one's looking, people cut corners.
 Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air, water and safe food, medicine
 and workplaces.
 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h
 Deregulation is designed to do only one thing: make corporations more
 profitable, by reducing the cost of doing business. Making products cleaner and
 safer costs money. Making workplaces safe and clean costs money. Keeping
 the air clean means less drilling, so less money.
 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h
 Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s. Cal Coolidge has nothing
 on him.
 164
 880
 4.2
feynites:
bogleech:

themightyglamazon:

jumpingjacktrash:

oh my god.
let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon.
picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then.
every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising.
i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog.
i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then.
i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning.
i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes.
or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window.
ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. 
remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam?
i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water.
and now look at it.
i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know?
if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kind who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were.
i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late.

I enforce federal worker health and safety and pollution regulations. 
When I was learning my trade, when my classmates and I were having a chuckle over the “well duh” level of specificity written into the Code of Federal Regulations (try “no hazardous material shall be stored in crew berthing” on for size), I will never forget the silence that followed when our instructor spoke these words:
“Your regulations are written in blood.”
These regulations were not written on a whim. 

They were written because someone thought they could cut costs by storing however many more pounds of a radioactive, toxic, carcinogenic, or whatever else material in the same rooms where the human beings they paid to transport those materials slept, and then did that, because no one was telling them not to. 
They were written because people died. Horrifically. Because unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering. 
Can I say it again, for those not paying attention? 
Unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering.

Do we also need to fucking talk about the Radium Girls again who slowly fucking rotted alive because the company they worked for deliberately hid knowledge of radium’s effects on living matter?

I’m gonna talk about it. It’s depressing and dark as hell, but if anyone ever thinks to themselves that companies will just regulate out of a sense of civic duty or basic human morality, and don’t need outside enforcement, then they need to keep this story in mind.


United States Radium Corporation

 that knew radium was lethal, and hired factory girls to work at painting watches with glow-in-the-dark radium faces. To emphasize - they knew radium was lethal and dangerous. Scientists who worked with it wore safety equipment and knew better than to touch it with bare skin. The factory girls, on the other hand, were instructed by their employers to keep the tips of their paint brushes pointed by sucking them between their lips. An act that guaranteed that they were ingesting small amounts of radium daily. They were told that radium was safe, and in small doses even good for you - 

United States Radium Corporation

 had paid for ‘studies’ and promoted other products which used small amounts of radium, and had branded at as, basically, a medicinal curative that just need to be doled out in appropriate dosages.
This was bullshit, and not even bullshit which the company higher ups could reasonably be expected to actually believe on all levels, with the information that they had readily at hand. What they knew was that a small amount of radium wouldn’t kill you right away, and that there was a two year statute of limitations on workers compensation claims. When the girls began dying and the finger was pointed at radium, the president of the United States Radium Corporation

 had an independent researcher investigate the claim. The research established that the link between the girls’ deaths and radium was clear. The company, not liking that result, covered up the independent research and hired other people to simply state that this was not the case.
Of course, by this point there were dying factory workers who were literally glowing in the goddamn dark, whose bones had become so infused with radium that they were visibly radioactive in their autopsies (when said bones weren’t just falling out of them while they were alive, anyway), so of course the company was forced to admit - oh wait, no, they started stealing dead women’s bones from morgues so that they could dispute their causes of death.
Like. Let’s be clear. 

United States Radium Corporation

 didn’t just fail to keep their workers sufficiently informed, they didn’t just not investigate things well enough, which would have been bad enough on its own. They told their employees to ingest a deadly substance, and when those DYING WOMEN got together with their last breaths to try and make the world aware of what was going on, purely to try and keep it from killing all the other girls who might get jobs in factories (because they were all doomed to painful cancerous death themselves), they paid for hush-ups and cover-ups and fake studies, and stooped to full-on grave robbing to keep people from finding out that they were killing women in droves.
There were factory workers giving testimonies as they physically fell apart on their death beds. The company’s response was not to even revise workers’ regulations to be more safe. It was entirely, 100%, to lie about it, so they could keep making money and keep killing their workers.
And do you want to know what happened to that company? To the United States Radium Corporation?
It eventually became The Safety Light Corporation, and was decommissioned in 2005. The radium girls were dying in the late 1920′s. The company that killed them didn’t even go under with them, didn’t even die when their efforts to raise awareness actually resulted in better and more stringent regulations. So the prospect that better regulations will hurt a corporation are laughable. Even the corporations that deserve to be destroyed by them still manage to do alright when they’re forced to make less money and kill fewer people. Boo hoo, how sad for them.
But inadequate regulations will kill actual human people. Full stop. Some companies will still adhere to ethics, sure, some will have people in charge or on various levels who care and can intervene. But not all of them. And the United States Radium Corporation was just ONE company. One company, that had no regulations to hold it accountable, that decided it didn’t care - and so many women died horrible, horrible deaths for it.
Do not ever let anyone kid you about the ramifications of deregulation. And do not forget that people who died, with their dying breath, fought to establish regulations to keep you safe. Anyone who takes them away is spitting on their graves.

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America, Drake, and Family: Thomas Drake @Thomas_Drake1 Follow Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following&implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order wlout question RETWEETS LIKES 11,552 12,493 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts #MuslimBan deportations Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra... nypost.com RETWEETS LIKES 621 298 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following We're in a very dangerous time when federal agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly follow the racist orders of a far-right demagogue RETWEETS LIKES 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017 sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is. If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands. Our country immediately falls apart. The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying. I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00 CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier. I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud).  There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out.  Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is. I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken. Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting. At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers. And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x) At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress. All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG. It’s like the civics lesson from hell. Yeah, um… about the Marshalls.  This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders. This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.
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 Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully
 gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts
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 Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU
 The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with
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sleepandbooks:
parentheticalaside:


luceateis:


shinelikethunder:

pdxjenni:

biglawbear:
Lawblr side of Tumblr, here.  I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is.  If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands.  Our country immediately falls apart.  The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying.
I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00  CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier.
I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU  International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud). 
There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out. 
Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is.
I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken.
Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting.

At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers.
And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x)
At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress.
All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG.
It’s like the civics lesson from hell.

Yeah, um… about the Marshalls. 


This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders.


This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.

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Af, Being Alone, and Anna: "For every laugh there should be a tear NEP dizneycoasttocoast: 18 Sad moments from Walt Disney Animation Pixar Animation -By John Boone for ET bonus material by Jeff Victor 1. The Opening Montage of Up The opening montage of Up is single-handedly both the most heartwarming and depressing scene in any movie, ever. We get to see Carl and Ellie’s beautiful love story unfold, but there’s also the part where she finds out she can’t have babies then later dies. 2. When Nemo’s Mom Dies in Finding Nemo Pixar’s depressing intros continue with Marlin and his wife Coral admiring their new home and abundance of eggs. Then a barracuda attacks, kills Coral, and destroys all of their eggs. Marlin finding the one egg left behind gets us every time. 3. Dory’s Pleas in Finding Nemo Dory (as voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) is a beacon of optimism and comic relief throughout the movie. So it absolutely crushes us when Marlin is bailing on her and she says, “Please don’t go away. Please? No one’s ever stuck with me for so long before. And if you leave… I just, I remember things better with you. […] P. Sherman, forty-two…forty-two…I remember it, I do. It’s there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I look at you, and I and I’m home.“ 4. “When She Loved Me” in Toy Story 2 Cowgirl Jessie is new to the gang in the Toy Story sequel, and eventually we learn where her deep abandonment issues come from: Her best friend Emily outgrew her and left her on the side of the road in a donation box. Set to the tune of a tearjerker Sarah McLachlan song. (Between this and those adoption commercials, WHAT is your problem, Sarah McLachlan?! Do you WANT us to cry?!) 5. The End of Monster’s Inc Sully (John Goodman) saying goodbye to Boo gets us misty, but when Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) reassembles her door and Sully steps back into her room at the end is full-on waterworks. “Boo?” “Kitty!” Happy tears, but tears nonetheless. 6. “Baby Mine” in Dumbo Everything in Dumbo is depressing AF, but when Dumbo’s mom, chained up, cradles him in her trunk as he cries and sings, “Baby mine, don’t you cry / Baby mine, dry your eyes / Rest your head close to my heart / Never to part, baby of mine.” It’s too much. 7. The Incinerator Scene in Toy Story 3 The beginning of this scene is just terrifying – the toys heading towards certain death in the furnace – but when Jessie asks Buzz, “What do we do?!” and he just takes her hand, then she calms Bullseye the horse by taking his hoof, and so on with all the toys, holding each other in their final moments… How is this a kids’ movie again? 8. When Andy Gives Bonnie His Toys in Toy Story 3 We grew up on Toy Story, so we were heading off to college and our grown up lives at the same time as Andy. Which made the scene where Andy gives his toys to a little girl named Bonnie, only after telling her how special they all are, all the more poignant. 9. The Death of Bambi’s Mother in Bambi During Bambi’s first winter, his mother is shot and killed by a hunter, leaving him all alone. The saddest part is when Bambi hasn’t yet realized it and cries, “We made it, mother!” only to wander sadly into the snow, calling after her, “Mother?!” 10. When Widow Tweet Leaves Todd in The Fox and The Hound When she takes him back to the woods and he’s cuddled in her arms and confused, but she tells him to stay and drives away, tears in her eyes as he watches her leave. THEN THERE’S A STORM. “Goodbye may seem forever, farewell is like the end,” a lone, female voice sings. “But in my hearts the memory, and there you’ll always be.” 11. Every Time We See Rapunzel’s Parents in Tangled This is a two-parter: They set it up at the beginning with the King and Queen reacting to the loss of their daughter and Rapunzel’s mom wiping away her husband’s tears. Then, when they get word that she’s returned to the kingdom at the end and the King cries again, well, nothing could stop our tears either. 12. When Ralph Wrecks Vanellope’s Kart in Wreck-It Ralph Ralph spends the whole movie trying to convince others that he’s not a bad guy, then he’s forced to act like the exact bad guy people think he is in order to protect the only girl who saw good in him, Vanellope. Maybe this one just made us cry, but Vanellope giving Ralph a hero medal, only to end up sobbing, “You really are a bad guy,” got us. He’s not! 13. When Mulan Reunites With Her Father in Mulan Mulan returns home with the sword of Shan Yu to win favor with her father, Fa Zhou. But when she presents it, telling him it will bring honor to the family, he responds, “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” 14. Ray’s Funeral in The Princess and the Frog Ray gets “done laid low,” which is sad enough, given he’s the unexpected hero of this fairy tale. But his funeral, which sees him finally united with the love of his life, Evangeline, as a star, is surprisingly touching. Not enough people give Princess and the Frog the credit it’s due. 15. When Cinderella’s Dress Is Destroyed in Cinderella Poor Cinderella. She’s been done wrong so many times, but when she hits rock bottom – after toiling over a dress to wear to the ball, her stepsisters rip it apart while her evil stepmother watches on – it’s more than anyone could take. And more than we can watch. 16. When the Second Sun Rises and the Spell Is Set in Brave Brave isn’t exactly anyone’s favorite Disney movie…BUT as the sun rises on the second day and Merida believes her mom will stay a bear forever and admits how much she loves her and appreciates her – “I just want you back.” – that’s some sad stuff. We just really love our moms. 17. When Baymax Deactivates in Big Hero 6 This one hasn’t stood the test of time in terms of cry-worthy Disney moments yet, but having to watch Hiro tell Baymax that he’s satisfied with his care, thus losing Baymax forever in the portal (after already losing his big brother earlier in the film), was like sitting in a theater full of onions. 18. “Dad, Come On. You Gotta Get Up!” in The Lion King You know the scene. Don’t make us talk about it. We can’t. BONUS (by @Jeffreyvictor on Instagram Twitter) 19. When Anna becomes Frozen Olaf Melting for Anna Two of the most power scenes from FROZEN. If you want a little added sadness, check out the fan made “Do you Wanna Build a Snowman: Elsa Reprise” it is haunting. 20) Bing Bong letting go to help Joy in INSIDE OUT Bing Bong sacrificing himself so that Joy can complete her mission to help out Riley, he knows that he will disappear forever. 21) Riley breaking down after coming back home in INSIDE OUT When Joy realizes that their needs to be Sadness in order for Riley to experience Happiness. Riley breaks down emotionally when she comes back to her parents on how hard this move has been on her. 22) Arlo and Spot share their Family Arlo and Spot share that they are both missing their families and have both experienced loss. ______________________________________________________ Be sure to check out our Disney Podcast on Youtube/iTunes/Soundcloud at www.dizneycoasttocoast.com “Dizney Coast to Coast” is an entertaining and informative podcast all about anything and everything related to The Walt Disney Company.
Af, Being Alone, and Anna: "For every laugh there should be a tear
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dizneycoasttocoast:

18 Sad moments from Walt Disney Animation  Pixar Animation 
-By John Boone for ET bonus material by Jeff Victor

1. The Opening Montage of Up 
The opening montage of Up
 is single-handedly both the most heartwarming and depressing scene in 
any movie, ever. We get to see Carl and Ellie’s beautiful love story 
unfold, but there’s also the part where she finds out she can’t have babies then later dies.

2. When Nemo’s Mom Dies in Finding Nemo 
Pixar’s
 depressing intros continue with Marlin and his wife Coral admiring 
their new home and abundance of eggs. Then a barracuda attacks, kills 
Coral, and destroys all of their eggs. Marlin finding the one egg left 
behind gets us every time.

3. Dory’s Pleas in Finding Nemo 
Dory (as voiced by Ellen DeGeneres)
 is a beacon of optimism and comic relief throughout the movie. So it 
absolutely crushes us when Marlin is bailing on her and she says, 
“Please don’t go away. Please? No one’s ever stuck with me for so long 
before. And if you leave… I just, I remember things better with you. 
[…] P. Sherman, forty-two…forty-two…I remember it, I do. It’s 
there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I
 look at you, and I and I’m home.“

4. “When She Loved Me” in Toy Story 2 
Cowgirl Jessie is new to the gang in the Toy Story
 sequel, and eventually we learn where her deep abandonment issues come 
from: Her best friend Emily outgrew her and left her on the side of the 
road in a donation box. Set to the tune of a tearjerker Sarah McLachlan song. (Between this and those adoption commercials, WHAT is your problem, Sarah McLachlan?! Do you WANT us to cry?!)

5. The End of Monster’s Inc 
Sully (John Goodman) saying goodbye to Boo gets us misty, but when Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal)
 reassembles her door and Sully steps back into her room at the end is 
full-on waterworks. “Boo?” “Kitty!” Happy tears, but tears nonetheless.



6. “Baby Mine” in Dumbo 
Everything
 in Dumbo is depressing AF, but when Dumbo’s mom, chained up, cradles 
him in her trunk as he cries and sings, “Baby mine, don’t you cry / Baby
 mine, dry your eyes / Rest your head close to my heart / Never to part,
 baby of mine.” It’s too much.

7. The Incinerator Scene in Toy Story 3 
The
 beginning of this scene is just terrifying – the toys heading towards 
certain death in the furnace – but when Jessie asks Buzz, “What do we 
do?!” and he just takes her hand, then she calms Bullseye the horse by 
taking his hoof, and so on with all the toys, holding each other in 
their final moments… How is this a kids’ movie again?

8. When Andy Gives Bonnie His Toys in Toy Story 3 
We grew up on Toy Story,
 so we were heading off to college and our grown up lives at the same 
time as Andy. Which made the scene where Andy gives his toys to a little
 girl named Bonnie, only after telling her how special they all are, all
 the more poignant.

9. The Death of Bambi’s Mother in Bambi 
During
 Bambi’s first winter, his mother is shot and killed by a hunter, 
leaving him all alone. The saddest part is when Bambi hasn’t yet 
realized it and cries, “We made it, mother!” only to wander sadly into 
the snow, calling after her, “Mother?!”

10. When Widow Tweet Leaves Todd in The Fox and The Hound 
When
 she takes him back to the woods and he’s cuddled in her arms and 
confused, but she tells him to stay and drives away, tears in her eyes 
as he watches her leave. THEN THERE’S A STORM. “Goodbye may seem 
forever, farewell is like the end,” a lone, female voice sings. “But in 
my hearts the memory, and there you’ll always be.”



11. Every Time We See Rapunzel’s Parents in Tangled 
This
 is a two-parter: They set it up at the beginning with the King and 
Queen reacting to the loss of their daughter and Rapunzel’s mom wiping 
away her husband’s tears. Then, when they get word that she’s returned 
to the kingdom at the end and the King cries again, well, nothing could 
stop our tears either.

12. When Ralph Wrecks Vanellope’s Kart in Wreck-It Ralph 
Ralph
 spends the whole movie trying to convince others that he’s not a bad 
guy, then he’s forced to act like the exact bad guy people think he is 
in order to protect the only girl who saw good in him, Vanellope. Maybe 
this one just made us cry, but Vanellope giving Ralph a hero medal, only
 to end up sobbing, “You really are a bad guy,” got us. He’s not!

13. When Mulan Reunites With Her Father in Mulan 
Mulan
 returns home with the sword of Shan Yu to win favor with her father, Fa
 Zhou. But when she presents it, telling him it will bring honor to the 
family, he responds, “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a 
daughter.”

14. Ray’s Funeral in The Princess and the Frog 
Ray
 gets “done laid low,” which is sad enough, given he’s the unexpected 
hero of this fairy tale. But his funeral, which sees him finally united 
with the love of his life, Evangeline, as a star, is surprisingly 
touching. Not enough people give Princess and the Frog the credit it’s due.

15. When Cinderella’s Dress Is Destroyed in Cinderella 
Poor
 Cinderella. She’s been done wrong so many times, but when she hits rock
 bottom – after toiling over a dress to wear to the ball, her 
stepsisters rip it apart while her evil stepmother watches on – it’s 
more than anyone could take. And more than we can watch.

16. When the Second Sun Rises and the Spell Is Set in Brave 

Brave isn’t exactly anyone’s favorite Disney movie…BUT as the sun
 rises on the second day and Merida believes her mom will stay a bear 
forever and admits how much she loves her and appreciates her – “I just
 want you back.” – that’s some sad stuff. We just really love our moms.

17. When Baymax Deactivates in Big Hero 6 
This
 one hasn’t stood the test of time in terms of cry-worthy Disney moments
 yet, but having to watch Hiro tell Baymax that he’s satisfied with his 
care, thus losing Baymax forever in the portal (after already losing his
 big brother earlier in the film), was like sitting in a theater full of
 onions.

18. “Dad, Come On. You Gotta Get Up!” in The Lion King 
You know the scene. Don’t make us talk about it. We can’t.
BONUS (by @Jeffreyvictor on Instagram  Twitter) 
19. When Anna becomes Frozen  Olaf Melting for Anna
Two of the most power scenes from FROZEN. If you want a little added sadness, check out the fan made “Do you Wanna Build a Snowman: Elsa Reprise” it is haunting.
20) Bing Bong letting go to help Joy in INSIDE OUT
Bing Bong sacrificing himself so that Joy can complete her mission to help out Riley, he knows that he will disappear forever.
21) Riley breaking down after coming back home in INSIDE OUT
When Joy realizes that their needs to be Sadness in order for Riley to experience Happiness. Riley breaks down emotionally when she comes back to her parents on how hard this move has been on her.
22) Arlo and Spot share their Family
Arlo and Spot share that they are both missing their families and have both experienced loss.
______________________________________________________
Be sure to check out our Disney Podcast on Youtube/iTunes/Soundcloud at www.dizneycoasttocoast.com
“Dizney
 Coast to Coast” is an entertaining and informative podcast all about 
anything and everything related to The Walt Disney Company.

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