It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…
For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.
Relevant, and important to understand.
A Most Unusual Gun Battle in Kentucky, 1955
On the night of August 21st, 1955 a man named Billy Ray Taylor was visiting his friends, the Sutton family, on their family farm near Kelly, Kentucky. A large farming family, the Sutton household that night consisted of eleven members including widowed family matriarch Glennie Lankford (50); her children, Lonnie (12), Charlton (10), and Mary (7); two sons from her previous marriage, Elmer “Lucky” Sutton (25) and John Charley “J.C.” Sutton (21), and their respective wives, Vera (29) and Alene (27); Alene’s brother, O.P. Baker (30 or 35); and a Pennsylvania couple, Billy Ray Taylor (21) and June Taylor (18).
At around 7:00 pm Billy Ray went to fetch water from the well when a bright light streaked over the sky, landing in the distance near the treeline. An hour later several strange creatures approached, described as four feet tall and were said to have large pointed ears, clawlike hands (with talons at the fingers’ ends), and eyes that glowed yellow. Billy Ray and Elmer “Lucky” Sutton member fetched a .22 rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun. When the creatures approached to within 20 ft of the house, they opened fire.
When shot the strange creatures were knocked to the ground with a metallic thud, but not harmed. The men shot at the creatures in the trees and even on the house as they crawled on the roof. At one point one of the creatures was able to grab Taylor by the hair and lift him off of the ground. The men barricaded themselves within the cabin with their family and friends. However the creatures would peer into the windows, trying to find a way in. When they did so Taylor or Elmer Sutton would open fire, knocking the creature to the ground and causing it to scamper away into the forest.
After three hours a there was a lull in the fighting and the Sutton’s quickly piled into their cars and headed to the local police station. An hour later dozens of officers from the local and state police swarmed the area. They found a barricaded cabin riddled with bullet holes but no sign of the strange creatures. The Sutton’s were not the only ones to witness strange things that night, dozens of people, including police officers sighted strange lights, flying saucers, and strange sounds throughout the night. However, it is unknown whether the battle at the Sutton farm was an elaborate hoax or the truth.
It’s so frustrating to see the masses care so much about things that matter so little and care so little about the things that matter so much. Open your 3rd eye. #Syria #Russia #MileySyrus #Sheep #Brainwashed #Corporate #Propaganda #SmokeScreens #FalseFlag #MatrixFlow #3rdEyeOpen
let’s talk about housecats and how fucking weird they are evolutionarily/anthropologically
like who thought it was a good idea to have tiny malicious predators in our homes anyways????? (not us actually)
are they even domesticated????!!!?? (yes) do they even feel LOVE???????!!? (yes)
LET’S LEARN ABOUT CATS
“you ready 2 learn punk”
The last Sugarbear update:
I have some very bad news to report.
My big beautiful orange tabby has passed away.
The cause of death was not a post-surgical infection or some other medical blunder. Our air conditioner had stopped working and it was impossible to get a repairman. For the past week, Las Vegas has been suffering under Death Valley temperatures. At least six deaths here have been blamed on the heat. For the last week the house has been an oven. It is so hot that the thermometer needle in the wall thermostat had nowhere left to go. My usually efficient portable swamp cooler was rendered useless by the high humidity, and before I knew it, it was as hot as a parked car in here.
Despite my attempts to keep him cool, Sugarbear started to show signs of heatstroke late Wednesday night. By Thursday morning, it was clear his condition was worsening. Because Mountain Vista Animal Hospital was closed for the 4th of July, the only alternative was an animal emergency room for which I didn’t have the money for or the means to get to. I tried calling friends for help, but none of them were available. I tried calling friends living in California for help. But it was the 4th of July.
Sugarbear died quietly in my arms last Thursday evening at 7:30 PM. Up to his last moment, I was telling him how loved he was by me and all of you.
My brother took me back to Mountain Vista Animal Hospital the following morning so could I give over Sugarbear’s body to them for cremation. Later on, I will bring his ashes home and keep them with me until my time comes, so Sugarbear and I can rest together at Craig Road Pet Cemetery.
There are some incredibly wonderful people who are living from paycheck to paycheck who donated money to pay for Sugarbear’s medical bills. I was told by the staff at Mountain Vista Animal Hospital that what I had done for Sugarbear was amazing. That’s not true. It is the people who sent in those donations to help my cat who are the amazing ones. There is just no way I can thank all of you enough.
This is probably a bad time to ask, but I still have veterinary bills left to pay, plus the cost of Sugarbear’s cremation. I want to try and stay on Mountain Vista Animal Hospital’s good side because I’ve decided to put my other cat up for adoption to a good home because it’s clear to me that I can’t take of my animals anymore and I need their help.
Mountain Vista Animal Hospital is set up to take donations over the phone towards Sugarbear account. The account number is #17261. All donations will go directly to Mountain Vista and none to me.
Mountain Vista Animal Hospital is located at 4675 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121. The telephone number is 702-458- 8808 and the Fax is 702-458-8796. Mountain Vista Animal Hospital’s website is www.mvahvetlv.com
Okay, I picked him up and got him home.
It was a bit of a shock when the nurse brought him into the examination room. I knew that they were going to amputate his leg because of the cancer, but I didn’t know that they were going to go all the way to the hip joint. I was hoping that some model builders I knew might’ve been able to build him a prosthetic leg using their 3D printers, but there’s no place now to attach a prosthesis to.
After I got Sugarbear home, I put him in his favorite catbed, using one of my favorite (and his too) tee-shirts as a sheet. He’s in a bit of pain and feeling understandably grumpy. I was going to take a few more pictures, but I’m afraid I was starting to lose it.
His next appointment is Thursday. I hope to upload more pictures then.
For the last few weeks I’ve been asking for help in the form of donations for Sugarbear. His vet bill is almost paid off. I only owe $408 at this moment. But if there is anybody out there who can steer me to a job here in Las Vegas, please drop me a note.
Just as long it isn’t asbestos cleanup under the table at $3.00 an hour (I wish I was kidding).
Mountain Vista Animal Hospital is still taking donations for Sugarbear. The account number is #17261. They don’t have PayPal, but they are taking donations over the phone. All donations will go directly to Mountain Vista and none to me.
Mountain Vista Animal Hospital is located at 4675 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121. The telephone number is 702-458-8808 and the Fax is 702-458-8796. Mountain Vista Animal Hospital’s website is www.mvahvetlv.com.
Last night, we got word from Mountain Vista Animal Hospital that an anonymous
donor made a ‘substantial donation’ to Sugarbear’s medical fund. This morning,
we rushed him to Mountain Vista for his life-saving surgery.
I am very happy to report that so far he’s doing fine and for the first time in
weeks, I can stop holding my breath.
I want to thank everybody here and elsewhere for their donations and their
If there is a Heaven, I think you’ll be entering through the VIP line.
Thank you all again.