Archives for the Date June 23rd, 2019

bitchwannatryme: randomslasher: writing-prompt-s: Image prompt “Gary, I realize it’s your first…





Image prompt

“Gary, I realize it’s your first day, but we do have a dress code.”

I literally can’t tell who is talking to who, and I don’t want to change that for a second.

f0rgemaster: tropijcal: Uruk, Iraq  The sorta literal…



Uruk, Iraq 

The sorta literal translation from the arabic is so much more beautiful

“From here rose the first written letter, (finding its way) to every point on earth”

I like this version more

crybourg: rhymeswithbacon: Not just a crime against humanity….



Not just a crime against humanity. It’s Genocide.

yeah this stuff isn’t pleasant to have on your dash but i think its unpleasant to have on my world

jabletown: closet-keys: locallovewitch: locallovewitch: hey so uhhh here’s an important update…





hey so uhhh here’s an important update on what’s apparently happening at the border, especially with the use of the old japanese internment camps

all i can say is i’m sickened by this mess, by the atrocities committed against innocent people. and now there will be no surveillance. no one will be able to see what happens to these people. the UN, the media, and any other human rights organizations cannot get into these facilities, either, in order to stop what’s happening. by the way, coast guard members were apparently aiding in this process as well. so now it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a military movement.

no one gets in. no one gets out.

so when are we going to call this what it is? it’s fascism. it’s genocide. and if we don’t stop it now, it’s going to be disastrous.

contact your senators, your representatives, anyone that’s in office that can get off their lazy ass and do something.

can y’all please reblog this i’m begging

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CBP then transfers these human beings to a facility called “the Dog Pound.” (Here, my friend started crying.) The “Dog Pound” is comprised of cages, outside and on dirt, with no protection from the elements. Don’t look away.

There are dozens of teen moms there. There is no baby food. While there, my friend saw a CBP agent take a baby from her teenage mother, strip the baby of its clothes, hand the baby back to the mother, and send them outside to the “Dog Pound” to sleep in the dirt.

The “Dog Pound” has no running water, no covers, no tarp, no care, no safety from the elements. It is freezing at night, and deathly hot during the day. Everyone is sick. My friend said she saw a baby on this trip that was so sick “I thought it would be dead by morning.”

Toddlers in the “Dog Pound” who had been eating solid food are given only infant formula. Moms are trying to start breast feeding again so their children don’t starve. These moms are dehydrated, sick, & have walked miles through desert with no water. CBP gives them nothing.

It gets worse. Don’t look away. From the “Dog Pound,” these human beings are moved to an area called “The Freezer.“ The Freezer is kept at 55 degrees. Some of the refugees who are moved there are still wet from their journey, and are put in The Freezer wet.

CBP is keeping human beings in “The Freezer” for weeks at a time. WEEKS. Including critically ill people, disabled people, sick children, teenage mothers with babies. The floor of The Freezer is made of dirt or very rough concrete. There are no beds. Keep reading.

From “The Freezer,” refugees are supposed to be moved to ICE facilities that are designed for residential care. They have beds, food, bathrooms. However, (keep reading) THOSE FACILITIES ARE EMPTY. ICE IS SHUTTING THEM DOWN. Don’t look away.

What our government is doing instead is moving refugees to MILITARY INSTALLATIONS. The announcement about Fort Sill, which was used as a Japanese internment camp, is only the start.So why would our government be doing this?

Here’s why: These concentration camps (let’s call them what they are) will be under the control of the Department of Homeland Security, but within the Department of Defense.

Unlike ICE facilities, which allow site inspectors inside, there will be no inspection of military-run camps. The military will be able to deny access to anyone it chooses. No media. No oversight.

Lawyers will not be allowed in. Human rights monitors will not be allowed in. The camps will also be protected airspace, meaning that no drones can fly over them to take pictures of what’s going on inside.

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Please reblog these kind of posts with links to articles. If you want to talk to your senators you cannot just reference a Twitter thread without any names or locations attached.

Texas Monthly– Border Patrol in El Paso

The immigrant reality in the US



Some of you know I recently returned from 10 days on the US-Mexico border. I went because I wanted to have a first hand experience of the reality of immigrants and refugees. I speak Spanish, have worked with immigrants in Kentucky for 20+ years, and work in health care, so I have skills that could be put to good use. Earlier this year, when we were making arrangements for the trip, I knew it would be impossible for us to visit a detention center. But we made arrangements to volunteer at the Refugee Welcome Center, run by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brownsville, TX. The Center welcomes refugees who have just been released from detention. 

I am still processing what I saw and learned on the border, hence I have not told many of you about it yet. I am posting this today because the Trump administration plans to conduct raids on immigrants in several US cities tomorrow. I want to share just two stories, shared with me by young women who were given temporary legal status by ICE and came to the Refugee Welcome Center for food, clothing, and rest as they awaited a bus or plane to take them to meet their husbands, both of whom have full-time jobs in US industries heavily dependent on immigrant labor, that is agriculture and construction. All of their belongings are taken from them at the detention center. ALL of their belongings, even diapers for the toddlers and babies.

First, a woman from Honduras traveling with her 3 daughters, ages 8, 9, and 13 to reunite with her husband who works in construction. She confirmed what I read in a New York Times article in April, specifically that women are being skinned alive if they stand up to the gangs to prevent their children from being being kidnapped by the gangs and forced to “run” drugs. Yes, women are being skinned alive. WHAT HUMAN BEING WITH ANY MEANS TO GET TO SAFETY WOULD NOT GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE???

Second, a young mother from Guatemala, traveling with her 2 year old toddler to reunite with her husband who has been a sponsored farmworker for the last 5 years. She had a job in a larger town near her village which required her to walk a mile on a very rural road, then take a bus to the town where she worked 10-12 hours, 5 days each week. Earlier this year, she was raped on the walk to the bus. She had good reason to believe her attacker knew where she lived, so she was fearful for her own safety, as well as her son’s safety. 

These are real human beings, people who have hopes and dreams just like the rest of us. Unfortunately, they live in countries which have been destabilized by US foreign policy and intervention. If you find that hard to believe, just search “how the US destabilized Central America” and you will no longer be able to deny that we have contributed to the migrant crisis.

I am the descendant of strong German and Irish immigrant farmers who settled in rural Kentucky in the 1840s. My parents and grandparents and ancestors built churches in our small towns, contributed to the life and well-being of their communities, and left a legacy of respect for the innate worth of every person. I stand on their shoulders. What motivated and inspired them? Very simply these words from the Gospel of Matthew: 

‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?  And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?  And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’  And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’


I am not including photos out of respect for the immigrants. This photo shows the only hand-pulled ferry still in operation in the US, between Los Ebanos, TX, and Diaz Ordaz, Mexico. The ferry was just leaving the Mexico side.

MATTHEW 25:31-40

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, “I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” 

So called Christians screaming, BUT THEY’RE ILLEGAL, are literally turning their backs on a directive from Christ Himself.  

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