thinksquad:

An internal training guide used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compared veterans unhappy about their care to Oscar the Grouch, a newspaper reported.

The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained a VA training slide show with tips for employees on how to help veterans with their claims. It was shown to VA employees staffing town-hall events with veterans in Philadelphia.

About a dozen slides included pictures of the grumpy “Sesame Street” character who lives in a trash can. The slide show said that veterans might be demanding and unrealistic, and advised staffers on “what to say to Oscar the Grouch.”

Veterans groups called the comparison insulting, especially in the wake of a VA scandal over veterans’ health care.

"There is no time or place to make light of the current crisis that the VA is in," said Joe Davis, a national spokesman for the VFW. "And especially to insult the VA’s primary customer."
http://www.twincities.com/nation/ci_26415931/va-training-guide-likens-vets-oscar-grouch

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faketima:

FLOCKA OUT HERE BEATING THE PRESIDENT AND STEVE JOBS BYE

faketima:

FLOCKA OUT HERE BEATING THE PRESIDENT AND STEVE JOBS BYE

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illuminatipsychic:

madeupmonkeyshit:

"to protect and serve"

record everything

illuminatipsychic:

madeupmonkeyshit:

"to protect and serve"

record everything

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itscalledfashionlookitup:

of all the possible sentences that can be strung together using the english language, this is not one that my brain was prepared to process

itscalledfashionlookitup:

of all the possible sentences that can be strung together using the english language, this is not one that my brain was prepared to process

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thinksquad:

The incident began around 4:30 p.m. on Friday when deputies were searching for 24-year-old Cedric Ramirez, who was wanted on two felony warrants, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

During the search, Ramirez ran out of a home, jumped a back fence and then broke into a home in the 9000 block of Rosehedge Drive, which was occupied by an unknown number of residents at the time, according to the release and Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Department.

While in the backyard of the home, Ramirez exchanged gunfire with deputies, the release stated.

Deputies were able to open the front door and started escorting multiple people from the home. However, as they were being taken out, the Ramirez allegedly shot a second time at deputies, who then returned fire and retreated to the front yard, according to Corino.

“Within seconds of their exit, an adult male suddenly appeared in the doorway,” Chief Bill McSweeney, of the Sheriff’s Department’s Detective Division, said at a Saturday evening news conference.

“Believing the man was Ramirez, a deputy fired two shots at that man,” who then dropped to the ground, unconscious, McSweeney said. He was later recognized to be 54-year-old Frank Mendoza, a resident of the home.

Preliminary evidence indicated that the two shots “likely” struck Mendoza, according to McSweeney. Deputies were able to rescue him and get him to the paramedics, but he later died of his injuries.

http://ktla.com/2014/08/02/parolee-fatally-shot-by-deputies-after-allegedly-holding-woman-hostage-in-pico-rivera-bystander-killed/

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awesomonster:

obese-starving-artist:

the-treble:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno

That was super nice of them.
And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all.

American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.”
>.>
Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O

It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia:
“Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]”
So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it.

awesomonster:

obese-starving-artist:

the-treble:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno

That was super nice of them.

And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all.

American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.”

>.>

Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O

It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia:

Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]

So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it.

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tuckfheman:

breakingnews:

Netflix, AT&T sign interconnection deal
Washington Post: AT&T is the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure streaming videos get to consumers with lagging or delay. Earlier this year, Netflix had signed interconnection deals with Comcast and Verizon amid controversial negotiations that are the subject of an ongoing probe by the Federal Communications Commission.
Photo: CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings talks with press on the red carpet at the Google/Netflix White House Correspondent’s Weekend Party in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2014. (Photo by Tony Powell)

lol @ the typo

tuckfheman:

breakingnews:

Netflix, AT&T sign interconnection deal

Washington Post: AT&T is the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure streaming videos get to consumers with lagging or delay.

Earlier this year, Netflix had signed interconnection deals with Comcast and Verizon amid controversial negotiations that are the subject of an ongoing probe by the Federal Communications Commission.

Photo: CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings talks with press on the red carpet at the Google/Netflix White House Correspondent’s Weekend Party in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2014. (Photo by Tony Powell)


lol @ the typo

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coldlikedeath:

airoe:

regigigas-fils-aime:

I AM 1,000% ALL ABOUT FARM MEMES

image

*rumbling in the distance as the entirety of Ireland jumps on this*



skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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moralanarchism:

priceofliberty:

You won’t see a single American deride CNN the way they dismiss RT.

Always love when Joe Rogan has Amber Lyon on his show.  Such fantastic interviews.

moralanarchism:

priceofliberty:

You won’t see a single American deride CNN the way they dismiss RT.

Always love when Joe Rogan has Amber Lyon on his show.  Such fantastic interviews.

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jpg816:

ace-pervert:

acidic-taco:

mfw

Can anyone confirm these?

Checked the bottom one quickly:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2003/06/carey-roberts/the-deadbeat-dads-dilemma/

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19901216&slug=1109727

Is this true? I see that articles, but does this happen normally or is this just angry people who are the exception?

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