Politics

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    Quickies: North Carolina–Come to Have Your Drink Legally Drugged; Stay to Be Legally Raped!

    North Carolina: Where ‘No’ Doesn’t Mean ‘No’ When It Comes to Rape and Sexual Assault, by Dara Sharif: “Yes, in the year 2019, in North Carolina, once a person consents to sex, there are no backsies. People can’t change their mind. So, depending on the timing and how a date night might progress, ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘no.'” Sharif quotes an…

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  • In Which I’m Super Angry About The Alabama Abortion Ban

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I guess I have to talk about it, because, well, it’s what I do — thanks to 25 white male congressmen and one female governor, Alabama has effectively outlawed abortion. The only exception is if the pregnancy threatens the woman’s life, like if it’s ectopic. There are no other exceptions, including in…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: The “Realistic” Scale of Climate Change Denial

    To deny climate change in 2019, in the face of overwhelming evidence and the effects of climate change manifesting all around us, requires either a high level of ignorance and scientific illiteracy or sociopathic extremes of dishonesty. Today’s bad chart has both! It comes from Patrick Moore, policy adviser on climate and energy for the Heartland Institute, the organization known…

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    Alabama, Goddam.

    Alabama’s republican governor signed one of the most restrictive abortion bans into law yesterday. The bill was passed by a whole bunch of white men on the Alabama senate (there were 3 women who voted no) and signed into law by a white woman who invoked God as her reason. Said Gov. Kay, “every life is a sacred gift from…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: Trump Argues for More Americans to Suffer and Die

    Donald Trump has an impressively horrific record for avoidable death tolls. At last count, American fatalities in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria have surpassed 3,000, many of them preventable had the Trump administration not done everything in its power to block and delay life-saving aid to the island. For context, the death toll for Hurricane Katrina was 1,833; Hurricane Sandy, 285;…

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  • Colorado (Denver) Can Vote to Legalize Psilocybin aka Magic Mushrooms Tuesday

    Tomorrow, Denver, Colorado has the opportunity to legalize the recreational use of Psilocybin aka Magic Mushrooms. A yes vote on ordinance 301, Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative is a vote in favor of decriminalizing the possession of mushrooms containing the psychedelic compound psilocybin. Technically, this would make possession the lowest priority for law enforcement since our federal government still considers many helpful…

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  • Trump Administration Conveniently Redefines Domestic Violence

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Donald Trump does a lot of stupid, and sometimes straight up evil stuff like, you know, shutting the entire government down because he wants to build a giant fucking wall to keep brown people out of the country. So it can be hard to notice the smaller things, which is how it’s…

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  • Utah’s Anti-Trans Bill Gives New Rights to Deep Sea Worms

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Look, I get it, lots of people hate transgender people. Like most hatred, it’s based on ignorance — ignorance of genetics (it’s either XX or Xy and that’s your gender!), biology (it’s either a penis and balls or a vagina and ovaries and that’s your gender!), etymology (“they” can never be singular!),…

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