Edward Snowden, explaining that he raised concerns over 10 times internally before choosing to leak any information, during testimony to the European Parliament released on March 7th, 2014.
In an August news conference, President Obama said there were “other avenues" available to someone like Snowden "whose conscience was stirred and thought that they needed to question government actions." Obama pointed to Presidential Policy Directive 19 — which set up a system for questioning classified government actions under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. However, as a contractor rather than an government employee or officer, Snowden was outside the protection of this system. “The result,” Snowden said, “was that individuals like me were left with no proper channels.”
After all, if generous aid to the poor perpetuates poverty, the United States — which treats its poor far more harshly than other rich countries, and induces them to work much longer hours — should lead the West in social mobility, in the fraction of those born poor who work their way up the scale. In fact, it’s just the opposite: America has less social mobility than most other advanced countries.
And there’s no puzzle why: it’s hard for young people to get ahead when they suffer from poor nutrition, inadequate medical care, and lack of access to good education. The antipoverty programs that we have actually do a lot to help people rise. For example, Americans who received early access to food stamps were healthier and more productive in later life than those who didn’t. But we don’t do enough along these lines. The reason so many Americans remain trapped in poverty isn’t that the government helps them too much; it’s that it helps them too little.
I’ve found where I truly belong
BERLIN FASHION WEEK HERBST/WINTER 2014/15 - Lena Hoschek (part 2)
"The measure that cleared the House doesn’t set a cap on the loans that the U.S. can guarantee. Rather, it tweaks an existing program so Ukraine can swiftly qualify for U.S.-backed loan guarantees that would cover the risk of losses in case of default." - Politico
So if the Ukraine defaults, US taxpayers are there with guarantees? We take the risk?
Funny that. Republicans see the need to stabilize the Ukraine through government spending and investment, but not their own country. Why not let the free markets save the Ukraine. Or maybe tax cuts for the richest will trickle down the solutions to correct the country?
It seems House Republicans think massive government spending and the need to stabilize a country’s economy is only good for other countries.
Our deficit? Seems Republicans forgot all about that.
my ride is here
I know you need caffeine sometimes but don’t even fucking think about reaching for a RedBull or 5-Hour Energy. I will slap that shit out of your hand so quick you won’t know whatthefuck happened. Energy drinks are toxic and fucking expensive. Money doesn’t grow on trees; coffee does. Don’t waste your time in a fucking line and spend your hard earned cash on something you can make while you’re sleeping. Cold brewed coffee is also way less acidic, making this easier on your stomach. SO GRAB A CUP OF THIS SIMPLE SHIT AND SEIZE THE GODDAMN DAY.
COLD BREWED COFFEE
¾ cup ground coffee (whatever you got is fine)
3 ½ cups cold water
Put the coffee grounds in the bottom of a large container. If you like coffee with some fucking bite, add another ¼ cup of grounds. Slowly pour the water over the grounds and stir. Make sure all the grounds get wet because sometimes there are weird dry pockets and then you’re just wasting fucking coffee. Let this sit in the fridge (or on your counter if its not too fucking hot in your place) overnight or for at least 10 hours. In the morning, strain that shit using a mesh strainer. You know, the ones that look like a screen door. If you have the time, strain one more time through a paper coffee filter to get out the last of the grounds (or don’t and just deal with a couple rogue grounds in your drink). Serve over ice and with some almond milk if that’s your thing.
Makes about 3 ½ cups of coffee (triple this recipe and keep the extra in the fridge all week)
Cold brew is actually where its at yo. Try it. Not only is it tasty but way less acidic. So if you’re like me and coffee burns your stomach cold brew is for you.
If you got one, this same recipie works with a FRENCH PRESS coffee maker! (saves on straining this multiple times or even losing all the good flavors in a coffee filter) The way to make sure this coffee is less acidic is using cold water (not boiling or hot).
And depending on how much grounds you use (make sure they’re coarse!) is how strong the coffee will be. And you can dilute that coffee with milk/soy/almond milk to take the edge off.
Before I got my keurig, I’d make this with six scoops (of bodum scoops) in my french press with a dark roast like Verona or Italian, and dilute with milk. Great way to start the day in those hot summer months. :D
I can’t drink coffee with caffeine anymore, but even with nasty decaf, this tastes pretty good. Plus when you make it yourself, you don’t have to deal with ppl flavoring it not to your liking, AND having to pay for it.
FUCKING COFFEE OM NOM NOM NOM NOMMMMMMMMMMMM
THIS IS ACTUALLY GREAT LIFE ADVICE YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS
Internets, listen very carefully.
I am about to give you a cocktail recipe.
4 parts cold brew coffee
4 parts vodka
3 parts chocolate liqueur
1 part raspberry syrup (alcoholic, if you like)
Shake with ice and strain into a glass, or mix and pour over ice. Don’t drink it at 2am. Bless my name while you sip.
Adding this to list of cocktails I’m gonna make for my birthdaaaaay!
my sleep schedule says “party animal” but my lifestyle says “reclusive maniac”
i think at least 50% of what pissed me off about last battle of the icemark was the lack of velociraptors i mean that door was wide open
when you finally accept that you ship a certain ship
CRASHING YOUR DUMB PARTY