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June 13 2017

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mens’ embroidered hats made of silk and cotton from seqiz, eastern kurdistan

from the book the jews of kurdistan: daily life, customs, arts and crafts 

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Minimum wage: $7.25

$7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290

$290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160

In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven? 

Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways.

Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean;

That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839. 

Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH.

But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work. 

Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money.

Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying.

You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America. 

And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month. 

Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line?

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couldn’t ask for better timing

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its not even a hundred years from WW2 where nazi ideology & white supremacy quite literally got millions of ppl systematically murdered, and some ppl still act like nazism is “just an opinion” and that “everyone’s entitled to an opinion” as if it was something akin to a favorite color or food preference instead of a violent, manipulative, dangerous propaganda

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The Farhud was an Iraqi pogrom carried out in Baghdad, Iraq against the Iraqi Jewish population in 1941. The collapse of the pro-Nazi government Rashid Ali al-Gaylani led to a power vacuum in Iraq, which resulted in Arab nationalists attacking and killing at least 200 Jews. Two thousand more were injured, and more than 900 Jewish homes were destroyed during the violent pogrom.

Prior to the spread of Nazi propaganda in Iraq and other parts of the Mashriq, Mizrahim in Iraq enjoyed a dual Jewish and Arab culture and identity. Their non-Jewish neighbors accepted this identity and considered Mizrahim to be Arabs just as much as others in Iraq. However, Nazi propaganda led to the exclusion of Mizrahim from Arab nationalism–meaning that Mizrahim were no longer considered Arabs, and Jews were thought to exist as a separate entity from non-Jewish Arabs.

A Nazi youth group, called al-Futuwwa (a movement of the pan-Arab Nadi al-Muthanna), marked Jewish homes with red palm prints several days before the Farhud in order to set them apart as targets. Yunis al-Sabawi, a government minister, advised Rabbi Khaduri to tell the Jews to stay within their homes for three days as protective measure. This was two days before the Farhud.

The beginning of the violence of the Farhud was marked by Iraqi Jews traveling to met the Regent ‘Abd al-Ilah at the Qasr al-Zuhur. As they were traveling across Al Khurr Bridge, a mob attacked them. Violence continued into the next day, when Iraqi police joined in the attacks on Iraqi Jews. Synagogues, Jewish shops, and homes were looted and destroyed. 

After the Farhud, Jews were told not to testify about the torture and violence that their neighbors and family members endured. There was no report published until 1958, at which point ninety percent of Iraq’s Jewish population had already emigrated in hopes of finding a better home, away from violent anti-Semitism. An nearly absolute expulsion was completed by 1951.

Some of the ways that Nazi propaganda was spread among the public in Iraq included radio propaganda. Some of the illiterate population in Iraq listened to the pro-Nazi radio stations, which influenced some to participate in the Farhud. The German embassy in Iraq also contributed enormously to enabling the Farhud; it took over an Iraqi newspaper, called al-Alam al-Arabi, and used it to publish anti-Semitic articles (including an Arabic translation of Mein Kampf, which helped put even more anti-Jewish feelings in place). 

Every year on Shavuot, Iraqi Jews remember June ½, 1941–also known as the sixth and seventh of Sivan in 5071–as a violent time of anti-Semitism in the Mashriq, in a place where we had lived for 2,600 years alongside our other Arab neighbors. It is a time of mourning for us in a way that it is not for other Jews; we remember the Jews dead, injured, looted, and coercively expelled from a 2,600-year-old home. The Farhud is not a common topic of conversation and most people don’t know much, if anything, about it.

[Pictured: Two images of the mass grave in which up to 600 victims of the Farhud were buried.]



“Mmmuah!” [note: turn on sound]

i love this so much

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It’s cold-hearted

Mizrahi Jewish People in the Holocaust


The Israeli school system teaches the average 11th grader all there is to know about the Holocaust and World War II, yet seems to nearly neglect mentioning the Holocaust in non European countries such as Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Iraq.
A classmate did a class presentation the other day, talking about her grandmother who’s a Holocaust survivor from Libya. My white, Jewish, American teacher’s response was “oh, i didn’t know the holocaust was there too” or something equally as ignorant.

The Nazi policy didn’t spare Jewish people outside of Europe -  the 400,000 Jewish people in France’s territories in North Africa (French Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) were included in the number of “the Final Solution to the Jewish Question in Europe”.
Jewish people in Libya, that was under Italian rule, suffered from Anti Semitism and economic restrictions as Italy’s relations tightened with Germany. In 1942, laws of racial discrimination were activated in Libya, men were recruited to forced labor and Jews were transferred to concentration camps.
The Vichy rule in Algeria from 1940 cancelled the Jews citizenship and activated the same restrictions that applied to the Jews of France.
The Vichy rule in Tunisia was pro Nazi and in 1942, the Nazis occupied 
French Tunisia. The commander of Tunis was then Walther Rauff, who was involved in the development of death gas vans and the Final Solution in Eastern Europe and instituted anti Jewish policies.
Iraq was for a short term under the Nazi allied regime of Rashid Ali Al Gaylani. Among its results was the Farhud which was a pogrom that killed 180 Jewish people.

You will not be taught about Mizrahi Jewish people in the Holocaust, although it is as important to know.

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Bedouin from Be’er Sheva area dancing to the music of the drum - Palestine before the Nakba 1948.

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There is genocide happening right now. In Burma, the government says Muslims are not its citizens, sends thousands of Rohingya Muslims to death in drifting open boats.

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Get you a gurl that’ll suck your tongue. It’s lit.

Your Throck?

This post is Cursed, Darksided, Wicked, Demonic, Not of Christ, and Evil

you have thrussy in your url

Praying for y'all

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Sun’s out, Tongues out (Source: http://ift.tt/2rEg5Sq)

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The God Father getting the Ottoman treatment.

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fluffy baby moo cow (Source: http://ift.tt/2rTK7RL)

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