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breakingnews:

NYPD abandons program that spied on Muslim neighborhoods
The New York Times: The New York Police Department said it has abandoned a program that sent plainclothes detectives to eavesdrop on conversations in Muslim neighborhoods. 

The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor. 

Follow this story on Breaking News. 
Photo credit: Richard Perry / The New York Times 

breakingnews:

NYPD abandons program that spied on Muslim neighborhoods

The New York TimesThe New York Police Department said it has abandoned a program that sent plainclothes detectives to eavesdrop on conversations in Muslim neighborhoods. 

The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor. 

Follow this story on Breaking News

Photo credit: Richard Perry / The New York Times 

damnwyverngems:

- ボルボロス // Barroth // 千里 -

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Nintendo, Retro - Phendrana Drifts
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challengerapproaching:

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The Metroid series is known for some of its gorgeous ambient tracks, and Prime in particular brought a special alien quality to its music. Perhaps the most beloved piece from Metroid Prime is Phendrana Drifts, a serene yet unsettling piano-driven work perfectly fitting the frozen landscape.

damnwyverngems:

- ジンオウガ亜種 // Jinouga Subspecies // げつよう・び -
theuppitynegras:


The Evangelical Orphan Boom
Christian advocates of transnational adoption often claim some 150 million children need homes — even though that figure, derived from a UNICEF report, includes all non-Western children who have lost only one parent, and also any children who live with extended family.  
Evangelicals from the Bible Belt to Southern California don wristbands or T-shirts reading “orphan addict” or “serial adopter.” Ministries have emerged to raise money and award grants to help Christians pay the fees (some $30,000 on average, plus travel) associated with transnational adoption.
However well intended, this enthusiasm has exacerbated what has become a boom-and-bust market for children that leaps from country to country. In many cases, the influx of money has created incentives to establish or expand orphanages — and identify children to fill them. 
The potential for fraud and abuse is high. Of course, adoption problems aren’t limited to Christian agencies, and they don’t originate with them, but some movement insiders say that evangelicals — whether driven by zeal or naïveté — have had a disproportionate impact on the international adoption system.


Stolen generation

theuppitynegras:

The Evangelical Orphan Boom

Christian advocates of transnational adoption often claim some 150 million children need homes — even though that figure, derived from a UNICEF report, includes all non-Western children who have lost only one parent, and also any children who live with extended family.

Evangelicals from the Bible Belt to Southern California don wristbands or T-shirts reading “orphan addict” or “serial adopter.” Ministries have emerged to raise money and award grants to help Christians pay the fees (some $30,000 on average, plus travel) associated with transnational adoption.

However well intended, this enthusiasm has exacerbated what has become a boom-and-bust market for children that leaps from country to country. In many cases, the influx of money has created incentives to establish or expand orphanages — and identify children to fill them.

The potential for fraud and abuse is high. Of course, adoption problems aren’t limited to Christian agencies, and they don’t originate with them, but some movement insiders say that evangelicals — whether driven by zeal or naïveté — have had a disproportionate impact on the international adoption system.

Stolen generation

tokenblackconfessions:

Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.

kirschteinvevo:

anon hate is like the weakest thing ever. imagine anon hate in real life. imagine a stranger running up to you with a bag over their head and screaming at you. imagine that. thats anon hate.

yofryman:

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