hipsterlibertarian:

"Ultimately what we’ve learned is the difference between administrations is not necessarily what they do, but what they say to get to do it." — Jon Stewart, on Barack Obama and George W. Bush, with their respective drone and torture programs

Watch Part 2 here.

“A man’s rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box.”
— Frederick Douglass
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson
devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME
Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
Client: Amnesty International
Art Director: Denis Kakazu
Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
Photographer: Derek Hillier
Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
Art Buyer: Helen Gimson

devidsketchbook:

FAN THE FLAME

Alexei Lyapunov & Lena Ehrlich - PEOPLE TOO 

  • Agency: Ogilvy & Mather London 
  • CCO/ECD: Gerry Human 
  • Client: Amnesty International
  • Art Director: Denis Kakazu
  • Copywriter: Giles Montgomery
  • Photographer: Derek Hillier
  • Illustrators: Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov
  • Art Buyer: Helen Gimson

shortformblog:

Janet Napolitano will resign as Secretary of Homeland Security, she announced yesterday. She’ll officially depart in September, to take a new job running the University of California system, leaving vacant a position at the top of the U.S. security apparatus. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama would be “very deliberate” in choosing her replacement — New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer quickly floated his desire to see NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, a polarizing figure for his oversight of the city’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy. (Photo from The National Guardsource

Outside of some comic book villains, I cannot imagine a more foolish pick to head up DHS than Ray “Selection Bias Confuses Me” Kelly. I have very little respect left for President Obama, but appointing Ray Kelly would be a damnable choice.

“America is a fundamentally good country. We have good people with good values who want to do the right thing. But the structures of power that exist are working to their own ends to extend their capability at the expense of the freedom of all publics.”
“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised – and it should be.”
— Edward Snowden, July 1, 2013
caosmosi:

this is so amazing

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.” ― Sophie Scholl caosmosi:

this is so amazing

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.” ― Sophie Scholl caosmosi:

this is so amazing

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.” ― Sophie Scholl caosmosi:

this is so amazing

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.” ― Sophie Scholl

caosmosi:

this is so amazing

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.” ― Sophie Scholl

(via jacobjangelo)

Just watch President Obama speak in the video at the bottom of this page. Shit gets HEEEEEEEE-LARIOUS at about two minutes in. 

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.”
— Irish orator John Philpot Curran (1790)