prepaidafrica:

Kenya opens world’s largest geothermal plant 
NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17- The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world’s largest geothermal power plant.
The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha will add 140 megawatts of power to the national grid, effectively bringing down electricity costs.
“You cannot fight poverty if you cannot create an environment where you can create jobs. All that cannot happen if you don’t have the essentials which is energy. These investments that we are making will go a long way towards empowering our people and combat social ills that have inflicted this country over the years,” President Kenyatta said.  .

prepaidafrica:

Kenya opens world’s largest geothermal plant 

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17- The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world’s largest geothermal power plant.

The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha will add 140 megawatts of power to the national grid, effectively bringing down electricity costs.

“You cannot fight poverty if you cannot create an environment where you can create jobs. All that cannot happen if you don’t have the essentials which is energy. These investments that we are making will go a long way towards empowering our people and combat social ills that have inflicted this country over the years,” President Kenyatta said.
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staticwaffles:

Who run the world?
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staticwaffles:

Who run the world?

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Made by this user: (x)

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revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

questionall:

pileofmonkeys:

I have waited tables. I’ve worked in bars. You know who tips well? The working poor, the lower middle class, and people who work or have worked in service industries. You know who tips shitty or not at all? Rich people, upper middle class people, and privileged fuckers who use their “moral opposition” to tipping to be cheap assholes. 

This is very true.

I figure if I can afford to eat out, I can afford to tip 20%.

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pragtergeist:

nonbinaryanders:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

hokaegu:

gallifreydelscrieba:

mysharona1987:

'Pro-life' personality Todd Kincannon suggests executing Ebola patients on the spot.
This isn’t some random nutcase: the man used to run the republican party in South Carolina, for God’s sake.
(And bear in mind, with good treatment, people can have at least a 50% chance of surviving Ebola. So you’d essentially be murdering people who have a decent shot at a full recovery. Guy is a moron.)

Remember guys. Its only PRO-LIFE if you’re an unborn unthinking foetus. Once you’re born you’re on your own.

I have no fucking words.

Prolife Compassion®

Let’s be real here. It’s because it’s black and brown people who get ebola the most.If an ebola outbreak happened in Edina, Minnesota, which is 88% white, I’d bet money he wouldn’t say that.

There is so much going on here. 
"Humane execution" JFC. 

pragtergeist:

nonbinaryanders:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

hokaegu:

gallifreydelscrieba:

mysharona1987:

'Pro-life' personality Todd Kincannon suggests executing Ebola patients on the spot.

This isn’t some random nutcase: the man used to run the republican party in South Carolina, for God’s sake.

(And bear in mind, with good treatment, people can have at least a 50% chance of surviving Ebola. So you’d essentially be murdering people who have a decent shot at a full recovery. Guy is a moron.)

Remember guys. Its only PRO-LIFE if you’re an unborn unthinking foetus. Once you’re born you’re on your own.

I have no fucking words.

Prolife Compassion®

Let’s be real here.

It’s because it’s black and brown people who get ebola the most.

If an ebola outbreak happened in Edina, Minnesota, which is 88% white, I’d bet money he wouldn’t say that.

There is so much going on here. 

"Humane execution" JFC. 

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thinksquad:

A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to any number of doomsday scenarios envisioned by legalization opponents. Looking specifically at California, where full marijuana decriminalization went into effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the report finds that “marijuana decriminalization in California has not resulted in harmful consequences for teenagers, such as increased crime, drug overdose, driving under the influence, or school dropout. In fact, California teenagers showed improvements in all risk areas after reform.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/15/after-california-decriminalized-weed-teen-arrest-overdose-and-dropout-rates-fell/?wpisrc=nl-wnkpm&wpmm=1

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medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

UPDATE: Over 40,000 people signed the petition, which was presented to the School Board, but this backlash to APUSH isn’t only happening in Colorado:

But at last week’s session of the Jefferson County Board of Education, hundreds of people lined up two hours in advance to get in. One man waved a copy of George Orwell’s “1984” at the board. Two high school students hauled in cardboard boxes containing 40,000 signatures to a petition they had circulated online. Another one told the five-member panel, “America was founded on what you are trying to prevent!”

Jefferson County has become ground zero for a new culture fight — this time over how to teach U.S. history to high-achieving 10th-graders.

[…]

On Sept. 19, the Texas State Board of Education went on record against allowing the new AP curriculum framework in state classrooms. Legislators and activists in South Carolina and Tennessee are discussing similar moves. And at its summer meeting in August, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution branding the curriculum “a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.”

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piccolowasablackman:

robotlyra:

Today on the MBTA, someone called 911 over a lady puking on the subway, claiming she was from Liberia and had Ebola. After they had stopped train service on the Orange line, and escorted her away with a horde of cops and medical responders, it was finally established that she was actually of Haitian descent.

The Ebola epidemic is going to spin off into full-on hypochondriac racism really fast, mark my words.

FUCKING WHAT

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